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 (498)

Dec 13, 2018

Eric Boerner recommends Amy West

Director of Services and Program Activation

Amy was great to work with as a realtor...She did more than most realtors would do during the process--she even mowed my lawn when I was out of town on business and couldn't get to it before the house was shown. She is extremely professional, yet highly personable...Fast and efficient, Amy made selling my house and buying a new one a very simple and pleasurable experience
Dec 10, 2018

Shawna Young recommends Charles Collie

Executive Director

Charles provided me with meaningful guidance on the best type of property to buy based on my budget, life style, list of preferences, as well as those of my teenage daughter. He especially helped me with deciding among various types of homes, including those that were fixer uppers, investments, and new construction. Charles is a Durham native and highly knowledgeable Durham neighborhoods and housing market. He was patient and helpful throughout my home buying process. I would recommend him as an agent.
Dec 4, 2018

Elizabeth A. Marriott recommends Jaycee Georgiev


My husband and I are so grateful that Jaycee was our realtor - she made a very difficult move and transition so much easier with her professionalism, hard work, and friendliness. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in this area.
Dec 4, 2018

Raymond & Laurie Shipley recommends Jaycee Georgiev

Happy Sellers

Jaycee did an outstanding job for us. made recommendations how to prepare the house inside and outside. Her information sheet provided the best pictures for the buyers to invite them to visit and see more. She had all the details out to the neighbors before the listing date. Jaycee prepared us for the closing. We had total confidence in Jaycee. She also sold our house on the first day! You couldn't have a better realtor. Thank you Jaycee.
Nov 28, 2018

Robert and Elizabeth Marriott recommends Jaycee Georgiev

Happy Homeowners

Jaycee is FANTASTIC!

We are a busy family that just moved to Raleigh from Dayton, OH. Jaycee made the move into our new home in NC organized, straight forward, and painless. She anticipated our needs and had answers to every question. She is also a solid negotiator, but extremely respectful and non-aggressive at the same time.

Nov 19, 2018

Kenneth Friedman recommends Tim Gabriel

Retired Director of Operations

I’ve known Tim Gabriel for over ten years and admire both his character and his special attention he pays to people. His compassion and honesty are admirable as well as rare.
Nov 18, 2018

Damaris Brazoban recommends Ellen Corliss


It was such a pleasure to collaborate with Ellen. She is very attentive to details, very caring as well. Definitely recommend her!
Nov 6, 2018

Donald Aurrichio recommends Tim Gabriel

President, Marketpoint Corp.

I have known Tim Gabriel for years. He is as honest and conscientious as anyone I have ever met. He is hard-working, thorough, and committed to doing things right.

Most importantly, he is someone who is friendly, who genuinely likes people, who is easy to work with, and who will make a sincere effort to meet your particular needs and goals. He cares.

You will, as I have, find him to be a pleasure to deal with. I recommend him whole heartedly.
Nov 1, 2018

julie Miller recommends Jordan Dravis

Sr. Loan Officer

Jordan does a great job and is fun to work with!
I would say Jordan is responsive, pro-active, friendly, and calm under pressure.
Thanks Jordan for doing such a good job for our clients.
Oct 24, 2018

Holly Moore recommends Johnathan Howard

Johnathan was very professional, attentive, personal and understanding. I had a lot on my plate at the time of purchasing my home. He was on top of everything from beginning to the end of my purchase. Hard worker is an understatement. If your looking for someone who you can trust, and depend on, it's Jonathan. Buying a home can be very stressful. Especially if it's your first time purchasing a home. Johnathan is that person you can lean, and depend on. He is going to go the extra mile for you. Think about a very special person in your life. He is that very special person. Don't take my word for it call him for yourself.
Oct 23, 2018

Heather Frauen recommends Johnathan Howard

AR E-Commerce Specialist

As first time home buyers, we were overwhelmed with the whole process. John definitely made the whole experience seem effortless, even difficulty with vendors not communicating well. We feel like a new friend was made with this deal and couldn't be happier!
Oct 18, 2018

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
Oct 18, 2018

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.
Oct 17, 2018

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!
Oct 17, 2018

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.

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