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 (134)

Sep 11, 2017

Anonymous recommends Dea Irby

Biotech Executive

We met Dea at the birthday celebration of a mutual friend, and that day, she became the realtor of our choice, for the sale of our home. What was particularly refreshing and commendable was that, Dea, setting aside her own inclinations, listened to what we as sellers sought in this matter. Dea's well planned sales, and advertising competence brought in many prospective buyers. Her "showings" of the home, replete with creative and whimsical touches, and brochures with all the pertinent information kept the viewing process moving. Dea was prompt in responding to questions from buyers realtors. She went that extra mile to get the information being sought. For us, the sellers, who were constantly traveling, it was gratifying to see Dea meet the challenges of keeping us fully informed on a daily basis. In five weeks we had a solid and acceptable offer, proceeding to a smooth closing, with no last minute surprises. Dea's attention to detail being a facilitating factor. If we should need to buy or sell a home in the future, Dea Irby will assuredly, top our list for realtor.
Aug 29, 2017

Derek Lebo recommends Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay has been amazing to work with for the last year when moving to Durham for the first time and then buying the perfect home a year later! She took great care of us and we will be recommending her to anyone looking for an agent who will be motivated, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. Thanks again Lindsay!
Aug 22, 2017

Lisa Ellen Culbertson recommends Dea Irby

Homemaker, Field Administrator for an environmental company, YL distributor

My family is in an unusual situation in our endeavors to purchase a home in the Durham area. Dea has been more than willing to help. She is knowledgeable, competent, and dedicated. When I have needed information she gets back to me in "record time"! When showing me homes she is organized, and aware of my time schedule. Dea has never kept me waiting, she arrives with a detailed map and information about each home she has scheduled. I look forward to purchasing a home with Dea's help and I am confident that she will represent in an honest and trustworthy manner.
Aug 18, 2017

JOHN ABRAM JR recommends Felix Lee

Insurance Agent

Felix Lee is the best resource for real estate needs in the Triangle. His knowledge of the market and attentiveness to your needs are outstanding. When I have a real estate need, he is the man.
Aug 16, 2017

Becca Childers recommends Dea Irby

Where do I begin? Dea is amazing at whatever she does. That is no exaggeration! She truly cares about her clients and goes the extra mile for excellence. She is easy to work with and has a great sense of humor! Look no further! She's the total package!
Aug 16, 2017

Becki Ulmer recommends Dea Irby

Marketing Writer

I have collaborated with Dea Irby on several projects. She is professional in every way, personable, and knowledgeable about her area of expertise. If I lived in her area I would hire her as a real estate without hesitation. Anyone who works with Dea will confirm my thoughts.

Becki Ulmer
Aug 14, 2017

Bewey Bowden recommends Dea Irby

Professional Artist, Retired College Professor

"Dea Irby was one of the most personable and talented students I ever taught. She was a fine actress and was dependable. She never stops. Whatever she sets out to do, she does it and does it well. She would be a credit to anyone who hired her."
Aug 14, 2017

Kathy recommends David Patterson


David Patterson brings a diverse business background to his work as a realtor. His energy and attention can be a great resource in helping you find and purchase your next home.
Aug 14, 2017

Gwynne MacIntyre recommends Dea Irby

Education Specialist Duke Lemur Center

Dea worked closely with us to find the perfect place! She listened to our needs, always had great suggestions, and kept us on track through the mortgage process to closing. She is always upbeat, very knowledgeable about the market and a true pleasure to work with. I felt that Dea was looking out for us in the best way possible. My husband and I have gone through many sales and purchases of homes. Dea made this home purchase run as smoothly as possible. We couldn't be happier with what Dea did for us.
Aug 14, 2017

Michelle Ampong recommends Dea Irby

Office Manager

During my teen years, Dea's influence in my life helped develop my current creativity and stick-to-it-tivity. This woman can turn a bona fide disaster into an opportunity and then monopolize on it and turn it into a success. She doesn't just see what's there, she can see what can be.... and possibly around corners! I can imagine that her creativity and perseverance would only help anyone working with her.
Aug 11, 2017

Kevin C Routhieaux recommends Dea Irby

Sales Representative

Dea is outstanding!! We came in with some pretty unrealistic expectations and came out with all of those exceeded! Dea got things done in a tight window and went above and beyond at every turn. I seriously do not want to think of how things might have gone down had we had another agent
Aug 9, 2017

Patty Hudson recommends Felix Lee

Mortgage Loan officer

I have worked with many clients with Felix Lee. He is dedicated to his clients and goes the extra mile for his clients on both the listing and selling side. I highly recommend Felix for all types of Real Estate transaction. You can't go wrong choosing Felix Lee.
Aug 8, 2017

james miggs recommends Kirstin Zakary


kirstin. did everything a seller needs an agent to do. she delivered at every level ...she got full asking price and the property closed on the contract date ... great attention to detail and follow through... and truly a pleasant person!
Aug 7, 2017

Carl Knapp recommends Dea Irby

Technical Support Engineer

When Dea says 'By your side, all the way', it is not just a catchphrase, but a genuine internalized mode by which she conducts herself while in the service of others.

When my significant other and I were in the process of searching for a home, Dea was given to me as a personal recommendation; honestly, I cannot imagine having been served by anyone else because I believe we were placed into the right hands.

Dea managed to take a complex process, that is, sourcing a home within our budget range, and turned it into as painless of a process as I can imagine it could possibly be.

She was always on top of things, and never missed a beat! We were in constant contact at every step of the way, and it absolutely made the difference.

We just closed on our first home last week ; we could never have done it if it were not for her diligence and dedication.
Aug 7, 2017

E. Lane Greshem recommends Dea Irby

Communications Professional

Dea is an enthusiastic and creative professional.
Aug 3, 2017

Buddy and Donna Christian recommends Dea Irby


Dea Irby was fantastic to work with on the sell of our homes. She was very informative and made sure all our questions were answered promptly. Her expertise was a key reason both houses sold so quickly . We highly recommend her.
Aug 3, 2017

Brooks Brittingham recommends Johnathan Howard


Johnathan is a smart, diligent, and caring representative for his clients. I am continually impressed by his ability to go beyond the call of duty to deliver a top notch experience. If you are searching for an agent that puts forth the extra effort and truly cares then call Johnathan!
Aug 3, 2017

Jennifer Washington recommends Johnathan Howard

Business Officer

Johnathan is a stellar professional, who is very committed to his work. He did a wonderful job in locating my new home & walking me through the process. He went above & beyond what was required of him in making sure I was satisfied with my experience. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Triangle area.
Aug 3, 2017

Patty Hudson recommends Dea Irby

Mortgage Loan Officer

I have worked with Dea on several occasions with her clients. She was great on helping them through the process of purchasing a home. She really goes the extra mile for her clients on both the listing and selling sides of a Real Estate Transaction. You will never go wrong with choosing Dea Irby!
Aug 3, 2017

Lena moreb recommends Dea Irby

Dea was amazing! She went above and beyond to help us buy our first home, and we were so impressed with her professionalism and dedication! She made herself extremely available and was able to answer all of our crazy questions. Thank you for everything, Dea!
Jul 28, 2017

Robert Correiro recommends Lindsay Ellis

Solutions Support Engineer

Lindsay is the best! She has done an incredible job helping me find and purchase the perfect home for me.

Lindsay was extremely supportive during the entire process, always looking out for my best interests, and answering my many questions. Even for a first time homebuyer, everything was laid out and explained in an easy to understand way.

Lindsay also made buying a home very easy and painless. She worked around the clock and took care of everything, requiring little effort on my part.

I HIGHLY recommend Lindsay and couldn't imagine working with anyone else!

Jul 26, 2017

YQ, Hillsborough recommends Heidi Grable

It is a joy to work with Heidi Grable. She works from a place of genuine care and sincere love. She will think for you and have the willingness to go out of her way to help. I have known and worked with several real estate agents. Some are good friends. However, if I need to work with an agent, Heidi Grable will be my first choice.

Jul 26, 2017

Agnes DeWitt recommends Lindy Muse


Lindy is a great realtor. She is helping me search for a home that fits the needs for me and my family. She is dedicated, a hardworker, and very knowledgeable of the real estate industry. I am very proud to call her my realtor and friend.
Jul 25, 2017

Tony Bo recommends Lindsay Ellis

Cisco Network Engineer

I started looking for another property around mid 2016. It was a long 8 months, but Lindsay was super patient and diligent in assisting me find the right place. She was constantly on the look out for interesting places and thoroughly researching the area if we were both unfamiliar. I ran into issues with some sellers and even my own lenders. Lindsay stayed on top of her game and got us through all the obstacles to help me close. I really appreciate her expertise and am looking forward to continue working with her for future properties!
Jul 17, 2017

L. McCarter recommends Jaycee Georgiev


We have used Jaycee for all of our real estate transactions since we moved to Colorado 5 years ago (a total of 6 transactions for buying and selling homes), and she is AMAZING!! She listens and picks up on what a buyer is looking for very quickly and works hard to help find the ideal home rather than leaving you to look on your own. We have found her knowledge and negotiating skills to be top notch with both the purchase and the sell process. If you're looking for someone to walk you through either the sale or purchase of a home, don't hesitate to contact Jaycee Georgiev. You will be so glad you did!

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