We chose Michele to help with our first home purchase based on my friend’s recommendation. What a great choice this was! Michele thought of things we would have never thought to ask. She was kind and professional, yet quite aggressive when dealing with the sellers. We were so pleased with our experience, we again called on her when we needed to sell the house. Even in a depressed housing market, our home sold within 6 weeks, while others on the street sat for months. We would have loved to use her again but we moved out of state. Even then, Michele was involved over the phone with little bits of advice and guidance. Now, even more than a year after leaving NC, we continue to stay in touch. Michele is a very reliable and knowledgable realtor. I would (and still do) recommend her with highest praise.
Michele helped us buy a property in Carrboro, NC. She is capable, straighforward, and knows the market well. I recommend her without hesitation.
I bought a condo Michele had listed five years ago. It was the least painful real estate purchase process I have ever had in 35 yrs of buying/selling real estate. She was on the ball, highly accountable, and, dare I say it, delightful. I have consulted with her many times since and she continues to be so remarkably professional and up to date on all things real estate in Chapel Hill. I listed the condo with her this year, but took it off the market in favor of renting it another few yrs. Michele is very detail oriented and gets things done on time and efficiently. When the time comes to sell this unit, she will be the first, and only, call I will make.
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.
Michele Burris has been our buyer’s and seller’s agent in three different transactions, and each time she has proven her expertise. She has tremendous local knowledge of several counties covering a large area. Michele also knows who to call when repairs are needed, and that comes in mighty handy when you aren’t familiar with the local trades.
We cannot recommend Michele highly enough and would not hesitate to use her real estate services again.
My husband & I each give Michele Burris our highest recommendation as both a buyers & sellers agent. We met Michele (upon recommendation from friends of ours who were also clients of hers) when we were searching for our first home. As firt-time buyers, we knew very little about the home buying process. Michele made us feel at ease immediately. We were mostly impressed with her vast knowledge of the Triangle area as well as her flexibility & availability when we needed her to accompany us to view properties. With Michele’s guidance, we found a wonderful home in a subdivision that met all of our needs & more with great ease. We had such a positive experience with Michele that we chose to enlist her help to sell our home three years later. Michele immediately jumped into action, arranging for a professional “stager” & photographer to come to our home to help in maximizing its appeal before officially listing the house. At the time our house was on the market, there were 30+ homes within a one mile radius also for sale. Our home sold in less than 2 months in a notoriously difficult market. Even after we’d accepted an offer, Michele worked equally as hard up until the closing date to continue to assist us in negotiating the many details involved in the transition. We know that without Michele’s sound advice, positive attitude, & real estate expertise, our house could still be on the market today. Needless to say, we recommend Michele with great regard.
We relocated to Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh and got Michele’s name from a future co-worker. After several phone conferences and emails, she produced our pick list of houses to visit during our weekend visits. Michele spent her entire weekend with us looking at 25+ homes, explaining what to look for, the areas the homes were located and answered our million questions without hesitation. She guided us through the entire process (we are first time buyers) once we chose a home and we can’t thank her enough for going way above and beyond our expectations. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Chapel Hill/Durham area.
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.
She was amazingly helpful! Neither myself nor my husband had spent any time in the triangle area when we moved here and Michele was a wealth if knowledge. She got to know us and directed us to areas that would best fit our lifestyle. After only a few trips out with her she was able to narrow new listings for us according to our likes and dislikes and really helped expedite the process. In addition to helping us find our perfect home she also connected us with a great loan officer and helped us in every step of the closing process and even helped with questions & concerns that came up months after closing! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!
Michele is an experienced realtor with deep knowledge about the real estate market, exceptional communication skills, and practical knowledge and tips to help any buyer or seller navigate a transaction. We worked with Michele on both the buying and selling ends, and under very different real estate conditions. We appreciate her tech-savvy approach, which made long-distance paperwork a breeze. We recommend Michele without reservation.
As first time home buyers, although in desperate need of guidance, we were unsure of who we could trust to facilitate our buying process. We were recommended Michele Burris from the Home Team, and our success would not have been possible without her. Michele’s knowledge of the Triangle area is unsurpassed and she has a long list of kind, efficient, and trustworthy professionals with whom she works. Michele was a keen listener who easily translated our hopes and dreams into a concrete plan, and, the successful purchase of our home. We recommend her without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell a home; Michele is not only an incredible resource in this complicated process, she is a wonderfully kind person who takes her clients’ needs to heart and protects their best interest. Michele has stayed in close contact with us even after closing on our house, and it is clear that she has as much invested in our new home as we do. We would not hesitate to work with Michele again, as she made business a pleasure, and we are fortunate to have met and worked with her.
We worked with Michele as a seller’s agent and we will definitely contact her again as a buyer’s agent when we return to the area. Her knowledge of comparable homes throughout Chapel Hill was impressive and gave us the information needed to price aggressively, but fairly. She was professional, ethical, and showed more knowledge of real estate procedures than anyone we’ve ever worked with. We highly recommend Michele to anyone looking for a realtor in the triangle and look forward to working with her again in the future.
Michele was our buyer’s agent for our first home. We feel so lucky to have been able to work with her! She made the entire process less stressful and explained everything to us every step of the way. She was very knowledgeable not only about the Durham/Chapel Hill area but about real estate and buying/selling homes in general. She explained to us what kinds of things we could expect in different homes and what to look for. She was able to point out things in the house that we as first time buyers easily overlooked. She always answered all of our questions and really took the time to make sure we understood everything. Michele went above and beyond our expectations and spent a tremendous amount of time going to many houses until we found the right one for us. We definitely recommend Michele to anyone looking to buy a home in this area! She was wonderful to work with!!
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.
We worked with Michele on 3 separate home transactions and 3 separate searches from 2004 through 2012. She helped us to purchase 2 homes, one of which was a custom build, and to sell 1 home. Michele is knowledgeable, practical, available, and responsive. She is attentive to the needs/concerns of clients; in our home searches, she at times identified homes that would not have been included in our automatic hot sheets, simply based on awareness of our preferences. We always felt that Michele placed priority on protecting our interests in negotiations; she was a true advocate for us. Finally, Michele is personable and fun. These qualities are vital when a buyer and agent end up spending so much time together during these processes.
I love that Michele really listened to us when we described where we were in life, what our general goals were in a new home and new neighborhood, what our style was, and so on. Not only did she honor our price range and show us homes we’d most likely be interested in based on our early wish list, she also showed us homes we would likely not have seen in our own search, because in a sense, she knew what we were looking for better than we knew, ourselves. This is just a taste of what Michele’s experience brought to the table. She also expertly navigated us through the waters, dealing with North Carolina real estate regulations and law, booking inspections, negotiating fees and services with the seller, and ultimately helping us close on our new home within a month of putting the offer on it. Finally, her contact with us did not stop at signing. She followed up to make sure everything was going well, and in fact, she helped us negotiate a last-minute make-good on a previous repair that didn’t quite meet expectations. I would highly recommend her, with no reservations, to others who are looking for a home in Durham or Chapel Hill, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Michele is wonderful! She has been so patient with us and is obviously very knowledgeable. She is our agent both for buying and selling. Working with her has been so helpful. She has never pressured us and often points out things that we wouldn’t have necessarily thought of about houses, such as safety or resale, even if that discourages us from buying the house. She is warm and flexible. I really feel like she is giving us advice regarding what is best for our family, not what is best for her sales. We love her!
We worked with Michele to sell our home in Chapel Hill this past winter. We have sold two previous homes, and we interviewed several real estate agents this time around before we met Michele. We were concerned about having to put our house on the market during a historically slow time of year (right before the holidays!) but our experience with Michele was superb. Her knowledge of the area and the real estate market in general is impressive and far surpassed what we’d heard from other agents. She is highly knowledgable about how to market properties in the modern era (online marketing, etc.) was also able to give us excellent suggestions in terms of the things we could do to stage our home. She is wonderful to work with–professional and personable and courteous. We had two offers on our home–at asking price and above asking price–after just a few days on the market. I could not recommend her highly enough.
I cannot recommend Michele Burris highly enough. She was fantastic from start to finish, and I would highly recommend that anyone searching for a home in her area to use her. She is terrific to work with: she is very kind and personable, she really knows what is going on the community, she has a strong sense of home values and negotiation tactics, and she is generous with her time and knowledge of what can otherwise be an overwhelming process.
She truly went above and beyond to help introduce my wife and I to the local market (even starting to show us homes several months before we were ready to buy, because my wife was going to have a baby right about the time we would be ready to purchase). That was really critical so we felt like we had seen everything on the market, and had a stronger sense of relative home values, so that when we finally saw “our” house, we recognized it and felt confident making an offer without all the second-guessing. After the purchase, she stayed with us step-by-step. The value from her relationships with top quality inspectors, technicians, and contractors was only surpassed by her sage counsel in navigating through tricky negotiations with the seller and complex post-purchase renovations.
We interviewed several of the “top rated” realtors in the Chapel Hill area, and Michele was by far and away the standout. As first-time homebuyers with a little knowledge and a whole lot of anxiety, she truly helped make the process fairly easy. We now have a home that we love, one that is perfect for our children to grow up in. To me, that is the greatest gift of all.
Michele is a wonderful agent that I will definitely recommend. My husband and I decided to buy a house around March this year. It was the first time and we knew nothing about this. With the great help of Michele, we chose our favorite and most appropriate one and closed at the end of April. Michele is so patient and reachable. She worked very hard and always tried to answer every question we asked. We are so happy and grateful to have her as our agent!
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, Michele, for all your hard work! P.A.
Very fast response, great feedback and helpful answers. She wasn’t too pushy which is rare 🙂 When the time is right I’ll definitely be using her services!
Michele is easy to work with – helpful, responsive and informative. She showed me houses, and helped me buy a new home. I’d definitely recommend her!
After over 30 years buying and selling property in three different countries, Michele is by far the best realtor I’ve ever worked with. My wife and I have bought and sold with her twice now; attentive, efficient, pleasant and very honest. She knows the Triangle at all levels of the market, and will be a pillar of support throughout the process. Can’t recommend her highly enough.
Michele was referred to us by my husband’s colleague when we relocated from MD. We were impressed by how organized and how efficient she was even though she was extremely busy. We knew we were always on her radar and she would always step in at the most critical moments to guide us through the hurdles and helped push things along. Her negotiation skills were superb. When Michele showed us houses, she was not simply walking them through with us, she would actually provide us with invaluable advices as to what sells and what does not sell. We highly recommend Michele Burris to anyone who is buying or selling real estate properties.
My wife and I recently relocated from DC to Chapel Hill. We engaged Michele to show us neighborhoods and homes in both Hillsborough and Chapel Hill. Michele had a wealth of local knowledge and was generous with her time. During our home tours, Michele made a point of highlighting aspects that would hurt resale value. She wanted us to understand how other buyers might evaluate the home. To the extent negative features could be fixed easily, she pointed that out as well. We found Michele’s commentary consistently insightful. When we finally found the right home, Michele provided sensible advice during negotiations and effectively advocated for us. Through the entire process, Michele was perceptive of our preferences, responsive to our questions and requests, and sound in her observations and tactical advice. She also happens to be quite personable.
We worked with Michele both as a buyer and a seller. We were terrifically impressed both times. She has extensive local knowledge, is extremely responsive, and consistently gave us excellent advice on all aspects of the buying and selling process. We have worked with a number of real estate agents over the years and none have come close to the quality of service and expertise provided by Michele. We recommend her enthusiastically and without reservation.
Michele is a phenomenal realtor and an asset to anyone looking to buy a property in the RDU area. She is very knowledgeable, personable, and fun to spend time with. She is also a straight shooter and tells you like it is. She is a great listener and also shares her point of view. Michele is very generous with her time and cares about her clients and relates well to what is going on in their current circumstances. I can’t say enough good things about her! Give her a call.
I contacted Michele from Kansas when we decided we wanted to find a condo for our daughter who is in grad school at UNC. Knowing nothing about the area personally, we completely relied on Michele’s guidance. She knows not only the area, but the history of resale for the area. She directed us to the best neighborhoods for our purposes and did a wonderful job of educating our daughter about what to look for when buying a property. In the end, we purchased a perfect property for our needs, completing the inspection, mortgage and closing processes without ever having to travel half-way across the country. We are immensely grateful for Michele’s knowledgable, reliable professionalism and recommend her without hesitation.
Michele is very knowledgable about the Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area. This was our first time purchasing a home and she was very thorough in explaining the buying process to us. We will be using Michele again when we are ready to sell and purchase another home.
We worked with Michele to buy our house and she was outstanding. From the negotiations, construction, design, and closing she was there with A+ ideas and service. I could not recommend her enough.
Michele helped us purchased a house last year. We really love our new home and enjoy working with her. She is professional, so friendly, and reliable. BTW, my wife and I are both international students in Duke from China. This was our first experience buying a house. With great patience, she explained to us the procedures to buy a house in the US. She helped us go over all the paper work, answering our questions with great patience, and negotiate with the seller…She still replied to our email promptly even after we made the purchase. She thoughtfully sent us the tax-related paper, and even a postcard during the holiday. I will definitely recommend Michele, and choose her as our agent when we sell the house after graduation.
Michele was wonderful, she knew the areas we were looking at and was always looking out for our best interest! I would recommend her to my closest friends and family.
Michele has helped us purchase two homes and we couldn’t be happier with her service. She has superior understanding of the local market and is amazingly responsive. She would respond to text messages and emails immediately. She is honest and trustworthy. When we get settled into our new home, I hope to have her over for dinner. Thanks Michele.
Michelle worked with our family for a year to find the right home. She was patient, kind, responsive and very informative. When we decided to make an offer on a home, she successfully negotiated the price down so that we remained within our target price range. On Christmas Eve, she visited us in our new home with presents for our 3 small children. We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice to work with her!
I really appreciate Michele’s help for me to buy my first property in life. I am not a US citizen, but Michele makes it easy for me to understand the whole process. She is also very helpful in following-up even after I have purchased the house. Would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy a house in the Durham/Chapel Hill region.
Michele guided us through the whole process of buying a home, and eased the process by her knowledge, solid advice, and excellent contacts. She was great to work with, and we are happy with the new home!
Michele has been simply awesome throughout our house search. As first-time home-buyers, we had a big learning curve and she was very patient and informative. Her knowledge of the local market is unparalleled. She also customizes her approach based on individual needs – she definitely took time to understand our priorities and always put them first. When we had to quickly get in an offer on a house, she worked late into the night on a Friday to help us get everything done. She truly cares about her clients and making their goals a reality. We would highly recommend her to friends and family.
My wife Chantelle and I were lucky enough to find Michelle after a bad experience with another Realtor. I can’t say enough to describe how fortunate we were to have found her. From our first meeting, Michelle was reassuring, knowledgeable and took the time to answer every single one of my questions (I had a big list being a first-time homebuyer trying to do it right). As we went through the process, Michelle’s experience, dedication and vast industry contacts really proved invaluable in making every single step of the process easy for us. She had someone for everything it seemed, and we’re not talking about a portfolio of friends or relatives she was trying to help along who weren’t that good at what they do. Every single person she put us in contact with; from termite people, to home inspectors, to well and septic inspectors, and finally, our mortgage professional were in my opinion, the top of the industry. We started through the home-buying process completely ignorant and Michelle made us feel completely comfortable via her experience and helpful insight. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Michelle and her team to my friends, relatives, coworkers or anyone else looking for a phenomenal experience with someone who takes what they do personally and your experience personally. Michelle is a consummate pro and I can’t say enough great things about my experience with her.
Michele is the kind of realtor that you hope for when looking for a home. We worked with her for around two years to find a home for our family. We told her our price range, ideal areas to live and what size house we were looking for. Michele worked with us night and day to find the perfect home! We never felt pushed or rushed to find something. Her patience and honesty won us over time and time again! Now we are almost one year in our home and loving it! We highly recommend hiring Michele and promise that you will not be disappointed.
We were relocating to Chapel Hill and had the fortune of being referred to Michele. Being new to the area, Michele’s understanding of the market and patience to show us around the area really helped us feel comfortable about where we ultimately bought a house. While searching, we found one house we really liked, got under contract, but ultimately had to back out due to issues with the home. Michele handled it very professionally. Michele’s knowledge of real estate, both residential and commercial, really impressed me. Her involvement in current projects and understanding of local trends were very helpful.
Michele made my first home buying experience so great and easy. She is not only welcoming and kind, but incredibly knowledgeable about different neighborhoods.
Michele, is wonderful! Whatever you are looking for her knowledge of the area and ability to locate that property are excellent. Michele is easy to work and very responsive throughout the entire process. We have no reservations in recommending Michele to anyone needing real estate assistance.
Michele is an excellent realtor. She listed and sold our house with the closing in January 2017. Her advice and guidance through the whole process was invaluable. She has a gentle approach, providing insight from her experience which helped us make better decisions.
I am in my seventies and a widow. I needed to buy a home in the Chapel Hill/Pittsboro/Carrboro area to be near my daughter who is in Carrboro and had bought her home through Michele Burris and recommended her. Michele drove me all over all these areas and showed me many, many homes but I did not feel settled about it, so we kept looking. Then when I learned about Fearrington Village I knew that was where I wanted to live. But we had to find a house. Michele showed me 4-5 houses in Fearrington and I made an offer which was not successful, then made another offer and got my wonderful house !! Michele is the best there is, you won’t do better!
My husband and I have worked with Michele during our house search this past year. We are both medical residents and first-time home buyers with a tight budget. Michele was an excellent realtor who was always looking out for our best interests. She educated us on the home-buying process, had excellent knowledge of the neighborhoods in Chapel Hill, and was always available for showings. Michele understood that we would likely need to sell our home in a few years, and she was sure to point out characteristics of homes that would make resale easier or more difficult. For example, she was aware that large predictable expenses like roof or HVAC replacement could be major setbacks for us as new homeowners. She was sure to look into the age of the roof and HVAC to help us avoid large expenses. Michele never pressured us to buy a home, look at houses over our budget, or make an offer that we were not 100% comfortable with. Overall, Michele was excellent to work with and we would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family. Michele truly views her work as a calling and a public service, and she has so much enthusiasm for helping clients find their dream homes. Her professionalism, genuine kindness, and concern for our best interests were exemplary.
I first worked with Michele Burris in 2013 when I moved to the Chapel Hill area from out of state, and she helped me to locate and purchase my home. Since that time, she has also helped my mom to purchase a home for herself in the area, and has helped to me purchase a separate investment property (in Dec 2016). Besides guiding us through these 3 transactions, she has also provided a wealth of information regarding the area, real estate transactions, reliable/quality vendors for work to be done, and more. Not only does Michele possess extensive knowledge and experience in the triangle area and in real estate transactions, she is also highly resourceful and a genuinely kind person. I have referred her to friends and colleagues, and there is no question that I will work with her again on future investment property transactions.
Michele worked with us briefly on our home selling process. Her market knowledge was beyond anything other realtors provided. To boot, her marketing plan and process was by far the most comprehensive. I strongly recommend working with Michele. She is a true champion for her clients!
We were blown away by Michele and so incredibly grateful for her help! From the first time we reached out to her until closing (and beyond), she has exceeded our expectations in every way…from driving us around to see/get to know neighborhoods with such superior knowledge and patience to helping us every step of the way once we found a home we loved, Michele was professional, thoughtful, and wise! We highly recommend her!
We contacted Michele Burris last fall to start our home sale process. Michele was timely in getting everything lined up and Knew all the right people to facilitate the listing and quick sale. Michele is very personable and easy to work with. Michele has been immediately responsive to all of our needs/questions throughout this process. I would definitely recommend her for selling or buying a home!
From our very first conversation through the closing of our sale, Michele was responsive, helpful and knowledgable in the process. She coached us on which home improvements were necessary to solidify our sale. Moreover, she went out of her way to help us with the logistics of accomplishing the changes we agreed upon. This all led to a signed contract after one weekend of showings! Equally important, Michele is a genuinely kind and trustworthy person. We will absolutely plan to work with Michele for any future home sales.
#1: We had an OFFER after being on the market for 9 DAYS with Michele! Previously, had been on the market with another broker for about 6 months without any offers. Michele knew exactly where to set the asking price so that interest & offers would be generated immediately. #2: This first offer was a good one which was negotiated briefly & then accepted! Michele carefully guided the transaction on our historic home successfully to closing. #3. Michele is more than fair, very responsive to endless questions/concerns, & extremely professional & ethical. Although she has extensive experience & knowledge she is not burdened with a massive ego; she listened to & respected our perspective. She did many, many kind & helpful things for us during a very stressful time in our lives. We trust & admire her.