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Marianne Howell Wright

Agent

11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Owner/Broker (23 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
New homes

Ratings & Reviews

We recently relocated from Florida to North Carolina and benefitted greatly from Marianne's expertise. We put our home under contract before we even had a chance to see it in person. We were able to do this because Marianne had such wonderful pictures of the home taken, quickly sent us floor plans and even created a personalized video tour of the house to help us get a sense of the flow of the house and to let us see things like closets (which didn't make the initial photo shoot).<br/><br/>She also helped us locate excellent options for lenders, home inspectors and attorney's. We went from first communication to closing in about 6 weeks and were very happy with the experience.

  

05/28/2014 - StevenTamayo
Bought a home in 2014 in Bynum, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

We recently relocated from Florida to North Carolina and benefitted greatly from Marianne's expertise. We put our home under contract before we even had a chance to see it in person. We were able to do this because Marianne had such wonderful pictures of the home taken, quickly sent us floor plans and even created a personalized video tour of the house to help us get a sense of the flow of the house and to let us see things like closets (which didn't make the initial photo shoot).

She also helped us locate excellent options for lenders, home inspectors and attorney's. We went from first communication to closing in about 6 weeks and were very happy with the experience.

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01/02/2014 - collierfam
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Chapel Hill, NC.

Facing a short notice move from VA to NC, we contacted Marianne after watching her videos on her website. Marianne helped us find and close on a great home in Chapel Hill in record time! Within a few minutes together on the phone, Marianne seemed to completely 'get' our family and our real estate needs. We've worked with many buyer agents over the last 20 years, but none nearly as professional and exceptional as Marianne. Her knowledge of the Triangle area and the market is very impressive. The market and buying process here was significantly different from previous markets where we have purchased homes. Combined with that, we hit some unexpected and sizable hurdles after the house inspection. But, with her experience and quick thinking, she was able to help us avoid deal breaking traps and pitfalls we would have otherwise stumbled over. I can't even begin to describe how hard Marianne worked for us. We got her full attention and expertise. Her commission was worth every penny and then some. Would partner with Marianne again and again. Wouldn't want anyone else on our team when it comes time to buy or sell a house again. She's wonderful to work with!

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03/06/2012 - user58764
Sold a home in 2011 in White Cross, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

I have worked with Marianne for over 10 years buying and selling homes and real estate in the Chapel Hill, Chatham County, and Durham markets. Marianne's knowledge of these markets is extensive and always relevant. Unlike most other real estate agents, Marianne not only has an understanding of the markets she services (gained from her 20 years of experience), she understands "construction." This combination of skills has enabled her to expertly advise and represent me as both a "sellers" agent and as a "buyers" agent. If you are looking to buy new construction, Marianne will expertly guide you and represent you throughout the entire construction process. If you are looking at buying a resale, you can be assured that her skills as a real estate agent and her deep knowledge of the local market will ultimately help you find the best home for your needs. In addition, you can rely on her knowledge of construction to identify and estimate the costs of any repairs or improvements that may be necessary. I rely on Marianne for her professional input when making real estate investment decisions, and for expertise as a knowledgeable sales agent. I highly recommend her if you are trying to sell your home, or if you are looking to buy a new home in the Triangle area.

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02/15/2012 - user659269
Bought a home in 2011 in Blackwood, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Marianne works very closely with you - to help you understand the market and the closing process for your home. She is very responsive to any inquiries/questions you have and is great at following through on all of the details that come with any home purchase these days. Also, because of her extensive experience with real estate she is good at estimating any improvement costs that might need to occur or bringing in contractors who can help in that aspect. i would not have bought a home in the area without her.

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02/08/2012 - khill100
Sold a home in 2011 in Carpenter, Cary, NC 27519.

My family recently moved to the area and were so lucky to have found Marianne. She was very patient with as as she worked for MONTHS to help us find the perfect home complete with all of our wants and needs (and we had alot!). She was so great and really knew the area, the builders, and the ins and outs of buying a new home. She has been working in the area for a long time so we really felt comfortable with her recommendations. SHe was also completely involved from the very beginning with house hunting and negotiations to the very end when we were processing appraisals and closings. We really enjoyed working with her and would absolutely do it again should we have to move.

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02/02/2012 - Wmordeca
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Chapel Hill, NC.

We were relocating from out of state and found Marianne online through her real estate videos. She was wonderful to work with. She listened to our housing desires, showed us a large number of homes that met those parameters, and she was patient and not pushy or pressuring for us to make our decision. She was a great negotiator when we made our offers, and was invaluable helping with the inspection and closing processes. Her knowledge of housing in our area, as well as knowledge of things to do and see here and recommendations for vendors made the long distance move so much easier. Her legal knowledge also allowed us to close and move into our new home seamlessly. I highly recommend Marianne.

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06/16/2011 - sara1812
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $225K in Chapel Hill, NC.

As a first-time home buyer, having an experienced agent made all the difference in my purchase! Marianne was extremely helpful in advising me through all the stages of the process. She was knowledgeable about the area, quickly assessed and understood my needs, guided me toward suitable properties, and handled a complicated negotiation and sale with ease. I will definitely be calling on her again should I have need of an agent in the future.

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04/15/2011 - klovegrove
Bought a home in 2008 in Fearrington, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

My husband and I decided to move to North Carolina in 2008 from San Francisco, CA. In searching online for an agent, Ms. Wright's name came up a few times and was one of the agents I interviewed prior to planning a few trips to NC for live meetings and house hunting. We decided to move forward with Ms. Wright as her professionalism, market knowledge, and overall skill set was by far the best. She's got a dynamic personality and truly made the most of the short time we had on our weekend trips to find a home. I think we made it to 25 homes in a day - you can imagine the long hours and diligence we had.

We've kept in touch with Marianne to keep an eye on the market and also have referred her to others in our community as well as out of town guests.

In my opinion, you won't find a more qualified agent in the RTP area.

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04/14/2011 - rml661
Bought a home in 2008 in Fearrington, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

When we decided to investigate moving to Chapel Hill from San Francisco, we found Marianne online. It was a great choice. She is highly knowledgeable of the local real estate market and instantly put us at ease with her very likeable personality. Marianne found us the house of our dreams and helped us through all stages of the transaction whilst we were still in San Francisco.

Marianne will certainly be our realtor as and when we decide to embark upon our next dream.

Mark & Kimberly

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04/13/2011 - jelizholt
Sold a home in 2008 in Buckhorn, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

Marianne knows the Triangle area really well with all her years of exerpience. Definitely got our house sold when we could not do it ourselves. We got 2 full price offers in one day!

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