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10/30/2012 - dussell19
Bought a home in 2010.
I bought my first house with Michele when I was 24. I didn't know how to do anything, but she was great at helping me with every step and never made me feel stupid. I had to email her many many times with small questions here and there. She would always get back to me, even if she was swamped with other work. I know that my friend used Michele to buy her first home as well, and my friend was very picky about the type of house she wanted. Michele was very patient and took my friend to over 40 houses in one weekend when they still lived in another state. Then when my friend was still dissatisfied, they got an apartment in Durham and continued house hunting for months until they found the right fit.

In the process of buying our house, I trusted Michele's judgment and honesty. She always gave us resources to look up schools in the area, crimes rates, etc. Michele was able to make great negotiations as we looked at all the needed repairs, and save us some money. She really helped us find the right house too. My husband came and looked at houses and found our home in one weekend with Michele. When we put in an offer, we were competing with 2 other people for this house. She knew how much we needed to offer to take it, and this house has been a great fit for our family. When we sell our house, I am planning on using her because I know she can get the job done in a very tricky market. She knows a fair price and strategies to use to help you work in a tough market.

It's been 2 years since we bought the house, but I have felt comfortable asking her a couple of questions since then for help with different issues. Recently, I emailed her for help on the value of our home to help us decide if we should refinance our house and she got back to us within a couple of days with lots of helpful information. I know she's constantly getting requests like that, but she is always very helpful.
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07/22/2011 - rjl96
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $425K in Chapel Hill, NC.
Michele Burris recently helped us sell our townhouse and purchase a new home. The townhouse that we sold went under contract in 3 weeks while our next door neighbor’s townhouse was on the market for over a year. I attribute the quick sale of our townhouse to the excellent advice that we received from Michele. She carefully analyzed the other sales in our neighborhood to help us determine a reasonable asking price, and she gave us detailed advice on how to stage our home so that it would stand out.

We were thrilled to sell our home so quickly because we had found a new house that we were ready to buy. Again, Michele gave us excellent advice and helped us expertly navigate some tricky negotiations about our preferred closing date and repairs. Michele took us on showings for about a year before we finally found the house that was a perfect fit. She did not once try to rush us or make us feel that we were inconveniencing her by requesting to see more houses. She understood that finding the right house can take time.

Michele Burris is a true professional realtor. She always returned our emails and phone calls promptly, and I feel that she genuinely cares about her clients. She has worked in the Chapel Hill/ Durham real estate market for many years, and she is highly skilled at helping people achieve their goals within the market.
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05/20/2011 - Sebastian Gonzalez
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Durham, NC.
Michele is one of those realtors that makes the client feel completely confident and at ease. She has a tremendous knowledge of the local market and works tirelessly to find potential buyers for your home. She responds instantly to calls and emails and keeps her clients well-informed. I would choose Michele to represent me again without hesitation.
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03/09/2014 - technoman1227
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Pittsboro, NC.
Michele was fantastic. As a first time home buyer she walked me through the process and was wealth of information. Being a younger buyer she made sure the suggestions she made served my needs but were also future thinking should I need to relocate. I ended up with a beautiful house that I love at a great bargain thanks to Michele's hard work and quick communications.
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01/13/2014 - user461465
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Chapel Hill, NC.
Michele Burris is a fantastic real estate agent. She is extremely knowledgeable about all things real estate and uses her knowledge wisely and effectively. She helped my husband and I sell and buy a home in 2013 and everything about working with her was wonderful. She had smart and cost effective suggestions for improvements that would increase our chances of selling. She made use of technology to make sure our listing was available for all to see. She brought in staging and photography experts to make sure our home and internet listings looked perfect. Following her advise we had an offer and were under contract within two months! And with her superior negotiating skills we went under contract for a price with which we were very happy.

Buying a home with Michele was also a wonderful experience. When we made appointments to view houses she took plenty of time with us in each home and never made us feel rushed. She offered suggestions, but was not pushy. Once we settled on a home she again used her negotiating skills to ensure we went under contract at a price that was pleasing to us. When a better home came on the market a few weeks later she encouraged us to switch gears and go for the new place, despite it being more work and less commission for her, because she knew we liked the home better and it would be a better fit for our family.

In addition to her real estate talents, Michele Burris is a kind and pleasant person to work with. I know Michele had a number of other clients while working with us, but any time I called or met with her I felt like we were the only ones. She took such time and care with us. She made what can be a very stressful process as smooth and easy as possible. I recommend Michele to all my family and friends who mention they are planning to buy or sell a home. If I ever need the services of a real estate agent again, Michele Burris is the person I will call. She is fantastic!
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08/15/2013 - user9753563
Bought a home in 2013.
Working with Michele in buying my first house in Carrboro was a pleasure. She was always extremely professional, knowledgeable, and even fun! She definitely made the process smooth and helped in every step with useful and intelligent advice. Thank you for all your hard work! P.A.
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05/17/2013 - luckykat1
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Chapel Hill, NC.
Michele listed and sold my condo in under three weeks. Even though several distressed sales in my neighborhood had driven the prices of neighboring condos low, Michele believed in the community and my condo. She recommended an excellent professional interior designer who helped me prepare and stage the condo for market, and Michele paid for a professional photographer who took beautiful photos. Michele ensured that my listing maximized the potential from the internet and social media. As a result, we found buyers within a few weeks. My condo sold for a very good price. During negotiations, Michele was always right on target. Her decades of experience as a real estate broker were a tremendous help to me.

Now Michele is helping me find my dream house. She is a kind, thoughtful, honest, and highly skilled professional who listens to her clients and applies all her knowledge and expertise on their behalf. I recommend her very highly.
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04/21/2013 - user286616
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Morrisville, NC.
While visiting Durham, NC from IL last July for a two week vacation to visit my son and daughter-in-law, I began looking at various on-line listings just to satisfy my curiosity about the pricing and availability of the local housing market. My plan to eventually relocate to the area was not a high priority but had been discussed at times over the years. In fact, I had no intention of doing anything more than “window shop” on line while the kids were at work. As I continued to look for several days in a row, I became somewhat interested in a few of the homes and decided the only way I could really judge them would be to arrange for someone to show them to me. That evening, my son and daughter-in-law agreed to drive me by a few addresses I had written down. Once we saw the outside, there were several that I wanted to see more of.

When we returned home, I went back on line to look for a particular realtor whose reviews I had read as they would randomly pop up on the screen when I was searching the home listings. I recalled reading the reviews written by clients that seemed to stand out above all the others I read but I hadn’t written down her name and was not sure if I could find a particular pop-up. All I could remember was the great reviews and the friendly smile on her face in the photo. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look long to find it and I decided to call her even though I was still not sure if I wanted to begin a relationship with a realtor right now since I was, as I reminded myself, merely “window shopping.” The following day I contacted Michele Burris and she agreed to show me the homes on my list. From our first meeting, I made it known that I was only looking and before I would be ready to make an offer on any home, I would need to sell my home of almost 20 years in IL. Michele took me to the homes I had requested but I was disappointed that there were none that I liked well enough to even think about putting my house up for sale. Michele asked if I would like to look at some additional homes she had in mind that seemed to meet the criteria I had described and were in the price range I had mentioned. Since there was no mention of signing any agreement and the fact that Michele knew the areas so well, I decided to go with her on another day.

As she drove me around, we got to know each other a little better and I appreciated Michele’s feedback on the homes we looked at. It was obvious to me that she was an honest person, not in it for the quick sale, and had my best interest in mind. We would discuss the pros and cons after each viewing and I believe that helped her to know what I was hoping to find and it helped me to see something I may have missed. By the time we finished, I believe she got to know what I wanted in a home as much as I did.

Michele took me to a new housing community for ages 55 and over that I really liked but the price was more than I hoped to pay. From then on, I became particularly interested with the thought of buying a newly built home. She found another 55+ community that was still in the very early stages of completion with only 15 properties built. Because of a dispute between the developer and builder, the homes were being offered at a huge discount. By the time I saw them, it was almost time for me to return to IL.

When I got back to IL, I surprised both my son and daughter-in-law and myself by putting my house up for sale. I was so afraid those homes would be sold before I could make my offer. Both my son and Michele did so many things for me that I was unable to do from IL to make my dream home become a reality. Michele was never what I would describe as a high pressure sales person. In fact, she pointed out some risks in my purchasing a home in a development that was currently having management problems. She was honest and straightforward, and always offered good advice. I appreciated her candor but in the end, I took the chance and purchased the home. I sold my IL home in September and moved into my new NC home in November.

Michele is very caring and friendly and always has that lovely smile. I consider her a friend and would recommend her highly to anyone needing a realtor.

04/21/13
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03/01/2013 - user42937826
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Durham, NC.
My husband and I are first-time home buyers and were moving to Durham from Washington, DC. Since we have small children we didn't want to rent first and have to move twice so we decided to take the leap and buy before we knew the area well. Michele was excellent in educating us about the area and guiding us to neighborhoods that fit our needs. She showed us all the properties we were interested in and added ones that she thought we would like as well. The house we chose ended up being one she picked for us and she was able to negotiate the price down to our price range. We've been here for 5 months now and absolutely love it. Our location is perfect, the neighborhood is family friendly and quite and our neighbors are awesome. Looking at houses is stressful and Michele really helped us by giving us input when we needed it but also stepping back and letting us work through the decision process in our own way. I highly recommend Michele to anyone looking to buy a house in the Triangle area, but especially if you are new to the area and you are a first time buyer.
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02/26/2013 - user6656326
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Durham, NC.
We from Germany to the triangle area last year and were then looking for a house to buy. We had interviewed with another agent as well, however Michele stood out with her follow through, supplied relevant information of public records, and use of technology. Additionally, we also enjoyed her nature and character, which made the whole process a lot easier throughout.

She assisted us with a thorough research of the houses available and showed us about 30 houses within a good month. Now, we had a lot of questions being first time homebuyers but Michele supported us very patiently.

One thing that was really important to us was not to be pushed to make an offer on a house. We valued the space and opportunity to talk and discuss between us and then approach her again once we made up our mind. She stood out with her responsiveness via phone and email, resourcefulness and consulted us when deemed necessary.

As you can imagine, moving from overseas doesn’t take place without bumps in the road….Michele stood by us and helped us work through them.

We were very happy with our decision to work with Michele.
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