Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty - Durham

Home to over 245,000, Durham is at the core of the Durham-Chapel Hill Metro area. Being at the core, it attracts people from all over the state (and further) for work. Whether you are moving to, within or from Durham, our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty team is ready to help you with any of your real estate needs.

Some fun facts about our office and the Durham area:

Our office has been in the Durham community since 1967, and we continue to love the community more and more each day.

Being in Durham, we are surrounded by some of the most popular universities in the country with NC State University, Duke University, and UNC all less than 30 minutes from our office.

We like to spend our lunch hours dining at Blue Olive, a family operated Mediterranean bistro.

Our favorite thing about the Durham neighborhood is that we are just one mile away from Cameron Indoor Stadium and we get to be part of the "Cameron Crazies" every once in a while.

We have over 50 real estate experts ready to help you buy or sell your next home.


Recommendations (487)

2 days ago

Tracey Goetz recommends Jordan Dravis

Broker in Charge of the Durham Office

I’m very happy to recommend Jordan to help you find or sell your home. She brings energy excitement and fun to the home buying process. With her expertise and background in sales and marketing she is an excellent choice for getting your home sold. Her sharp and efficient organizational skills are assets in today’s fast pace market. I have been fortunate to work with Jordan for the past few years and she has been an asset to our office and our clients
2 days ago

Stephen Martinez recommends Rashanda McCants

Finance manager

I highly recommend Rashanda. Professional caring and knowledgeable. She made sure that I felt like I was the only thing in her universe.
3 days ago

Graham Hayes Marlette recommends Tracey Goetz


My experience as a real estate broker in Durham dates from 1986 and includes tenures at two other successful firms. No one approaches Tracey's level of excellence in experience, knowledge, and absolute support. A few years ago she proposed that we "marry" Durham (we were already engaged) and that's exactly what we did!
3 days ago

J. Brett Bennett recommends Charles Collie

Chief Operating Officer - HealthScape Data, LLC

As a Durham native and long-time owner of a successful business with a national persence, Charles' background and experience extends well beyond many within the real estate profession. Maybe more importantly, he's a high integrity person -- trustworthy, credible and hardworking -- and enjoys wide-ranging relationships in the area... all important characteristics in serving his clients.
Oct 16, 2018

Julie M recommends Jordan Dravis

Sr. Loan Officer

I find working with Jordan to be really enjoyable. Jordan is friendly, professional and available.
I have referred Jordan because she is an agent who is not afraid to work hard for her clients. Jordan knows the Durham area and can help you make a great decision when choosing a home.
Jordan is a people person and makes the entire transaction a pleasure!
Oct 16, 2018

Jim Biestek recommends Charles Collie

Senior VP Fixed Income Capital Markets

In the 10 years+ that I have had the fortune to know Charles Collie, I can say that he is one of the finest humans on the face of the planet. We have interacted on both a personal and professional level. Charles is always a class act 100% of the time, leaving no detail to chance. His organizational skills and work ethic are unparalleled. Charles never stops till the job gets done- done right! I am privileged and honored to call Charles Collie my friend!
Oct 16, 2018

Jennifer Francke recommends Erin Robertson

Erin helped us purchase our first home and it was a wonderful experience. She was caring, understanding, patient, and very responsive. Erin was knowledgeable about the areas we were considering as well as recommending additional areas that would meet our needs. The process was smooth and Erin was able to answer many questions and always went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. On top of all Erin is positive, energetic, and easy to work with. I highly recommend her services.
Oct 9, 2018

Azza Al-Ejjo recommends Rashanda McCants

Finance and Insurance Manager

Rashanda is one of the most genuine, honest, and compassionate people I know. I've had the pleasure and privilege of not only working with her in the past, but of calling her my friend as well. She is attentive, courteous, detail-oriented, and extremely dedicated to whatever and whomever she is involved with. I highly recommend her for her exceptional work ethic and personable personality!!!
Oct 5, 2018

Glade Wilkes recommends Charles Collie

Retired P&C Insurance VP

Have known and conducted business with Charles Collie for over 10 years prior to my retirement. During this period and since then, I have found Charles to be honest, compassionate and trust worthy. Charles has also demonstrated his concern for the success of his employees and business associates. He has also exhibited a deep commitment for strong family values.
Oct 1, 2018

Steve and Carla Biddy recommends Charles Collie

We were so pleased with the service Charles provided. As a native of Durham he knows the area inside and out. After an exhausting search on our own Charles stepped forward and helped us find an investment opportunity. He showed us several properties and was very helpful in negotiating a final offer that please both the seller and us. Although new into the real estate service his knowledge of his product and his congenial go getter personality makes him the perfect realtor wether buying or selling. I would recommend Charles Collie to anyone in need of a professional and adept realtor. We look forward to working with him again.
Sep 28, 2018

Kevin, Theresa, Zoe Boggs recommends René Hendrickson

Rene said she thought we would have a contract in 30 days, and we did! She is very on top of things, and has a stellar experienced office staff to guide you through each step.
Sep 28, 2018

Kathleen Tremper recommends Erin Robertson

Kathleen Tremper

I’ve known Erin her entire life. She’s caring and compassionate as well as professional. Her knowledge of the Triangle neighborhoods combined with her caring nature make her the perfect realtor to help you find the best new home for your family! Selling your current home and/ or buying a new home can very stressful . Let Erin ease that stress for you!
Sep 27, 2018

Kate Behrenshausen recommends Rashanda McCants


Rashanda is reliable, dedicated, and hard-working. She keeps herself busy but never complains about it! She's always pushing to improve herself and her community.
Sep 27, 2018

Christopher D. Lusk recommends Rashanda McCants

Rashanda is a consummate professional whom I could always trust to act in my best interests during our business interactions. She is caring and courteous, but will not hesitate to provide an honest assessment in order to give you the full scope of a given situation. I've recommended her to close friends and family, and would do the same for anyone looking for a hardworking and trustworthy person to aid in their real estate needs.
Sep 26, 2018

Chris B Smith recommends Charles Collie

President Safe Harbor Family Capital

Charles is an honest, caring person that I would recommend to anyone for their real estate needs. He is a good communicator with a great desire to make sure all of his clients are taken care of in great detail. As a lifetime resident of the triangle, his knowledge of the area will ensure you are getting the best advice to match your needs. I would recommend Charles highly.
Sep 24, 2018

Scott Kline recommends Rashanda McCants

Finance Manager

I have worked with Rashanda for many years, and the thing that stands out the most is her ability to listen and acertain a customer’s needs. Listening, and getting information about a customer’s needs from conversation is a skill that I witnessed Rashanda master time and time again. She acted as an advocate repeatedly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know :)
Sep 23, 2018

Gontran Aljure recommends Erin Robertson


Erin is wonderful, caring and detailed oriented. Professionally she knows how to connect with people and cater towards their individualized needs. Her background in healthcare serves her well in real estate. She is intelligent, warm and kind.
Sep 22, 2018

John Young recommends Charles Collie

Charles has a lifetime of knowledge of the triangle and his expertise in the real estate market results in a competitive advantage for his clients. Some of Charles’ biggest strengths are his ability to communicate and a concierge level of customer service. Charles always goes above and beyond the call of duty in order to make the process much easier for his clients.
Sep 21, 2018

Stacey Smith recommends Charles Collie

President, Smith Gardner Inc.

Charles is truly a trusted partner in your real estate needs. I highly recommend.
Sep 21, 2018

Will Jeffords recommends Charles Collie

Insurance agent

Charles is a very personable and determined individual. Let him help you with your real estate dreams today!
Sep 21, 2018

W B Watkins recommends Charles Collie

Owner SouthStar Developemnt and Construction Company

Charles is a true professional and friend which means he will do whatever it takes to get the job done and make sure his customers are happy and their goals are achieved. I am always impressed by his business expertise, loyalty and willingness to go the extra mile.
Sep 13, 2018

Tracey G. Goetz recommends Damaris Diaz

Broker in Charge

Damarias is one of the most thoughtful and responsible agents I know. She is very devoted to caring for her clients and will bend over backwards to find that perfect home. She is hard working and fun to work with and I love recommending her, she is a true professional
Sep 13, 2018

Leisha DeHart-Davis recommends René Hendrickson

UNC Professor of Public Administration and Government

Rene is simply an amazing realtor. She and her team helped us get our house ready, using her cost-effective high quality contractors. She made the real estate process, as stressful as it can be, actually fun. Rene is our realtor for whatever home buying or selling we will do in the RTP area. We are grateful for her expertise and high-quality service!
Aug 28, 2018

ld, Chapel Hill, NC recommends Damaris Diaz

I can recommend Dámaris Díaz enthusiastically. Having known her for most of
her life, I am certain that each client will appreciate her energy, integrity, and competence.

Aug 28, 2018

hhs recommends Kathryn White

Kathryn assisted my elderly parents in the purchase of their Durham townhome. She was a miracle worker in dealing with difficult circumstances during the transaction--helping my parents make good decisions and handling a POA seller. Kathryn also advised them on the sell of their old home. Kathryn has been a dear friend for over 20 years and I wholeheartedly recommend her to friends and neighbors who are buying or selling a home. Her knowledge of the market, her professional and caring nature, and her attention to detail will make any transaction a good one.

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