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 (544)

3 days ago

Kate Evans recommends Elizabeth Barry

Clinical Professor of Law

Elizabeth was a life saver in our last minute relocation across the country. She went to multiple showings and connected us remotely. She facilitated a fast closing without requiring another trip across the country by us. She connected us with excellent resources to complete the deal and answer any and all questions we had. We agreed to the seller remaining in possession after closing and Elizabeth walked through our home at the end of that period to facilitate our remote inspection again as we dealt with the sale of our prior home. She made a stressful time with a lot of logistical constraints feasible and enjoyable. I could not recommend her more highly.
Jul 9, 2019

Milton & Sonja Escobar recommend Damaris Diaz

Business Owner "Renowned Renovations Construction & Plumbing"

¡Estamos muy emocionados y encantados con la compra de nuestra casa nueva! ¡Damaris Díaz no solamente ha hecho una obra maravillosa por medio de su diligente éticas de trabajo en asegurar que encontráramos la casa perfecta para nuestra grandísima familia extensiva de 10, pero nos ha sorprendido aún más por sobrepasar en excelencia de asegurar una transición calmada para todos nosotros! ¡Agradecemos a Dios por la ayuda profesional, sugerencias, consideración, amabilidad y sonrisa alegre de ella durante todo el proceso...desde el principio hasta el fin! ¡Ella definitivamente es la Mejor Agente de Bienes Raíces de Carolina del Norte!
Jul 9, 2019

Sonja Kelly-Escobar recommends Damaris Diaz

Business Owner "Renowned Renovations Construction & Plumbing"

We are so excited and pleased with the purchase of our new home! Damaris Diaz has not only done an amazing job through her diligente work ethics to ensure we found the perfect home for our very large extended family of 10, but has surprized us even more by her over exceeding excellence in assurance of a smooth transition for all of us! We thank God for her helpful professionalism, suggestions, thoughfulness, kindness, and joyful smile through the enitre process...start to finish! She is definitely the Best Realtor in NC!
Jul 3, 2019

Crystal Pierce-Lassiter recommends Germany McNeal


My family has worked with Germany when buying and selling our homes! She ensured that the process went smoothly. We were always kept abreast of where we were in the process and she always provided exceptional customer service if we had questions or concerns. I have recommended several people because of the superb service we received! Should we decide to buy or sell again Germany will be our realtor!
Jun 25, 2019

Rafia Rebeck recommends Amy West


I couldn't recommend Amy more highly. As a first-time home buyer, I knew very little (read: nothing) about the process. Amy made sure that I had all of the information I needed to make good decisions for myself. When it came time to put in an offer (which happened after only three weeks), Amy supported me in making an offer that I felt good about and that the sellers simply couldn't (and didn't) refuse. Amy held my hand through an accelerated closing process, staying calm and centered in response to my worry. I have not once regretted my decision to buy the home I did, and I celebrate the good fortune that brought me into Amy's office.
Jun 25, 2019

Nelson Barr recommends Amy West

Property Supervisor Erie Insurance

It was a pleasure working with Amy. She is very knowledgeable about the Wake & Durham County area. Amy helped us negotiate with our builder and saved us $4k towards our closing cost. She returned all my calls and made sure the builder stayed on point in getting us exactly what we wanted. The next time we are looking to purchase or sell Amy will be the only realtor that we call. Even after we moved in Amy followed up to make sure we were satisfied with our purchase.

Thank you Amy!
May 22, 2019

Derrick Hicks recommends Crystal Foushee

CX Global Role Community Manager

Crystal was extremely professional while helping me locate and purchase my first home. Her dedication to perfection was unswerving. Crystal took the time to understand the needs of my family and put us into our forever home. I strongly recommend anyone to contact her an get ready for a life changing experience that’ll last a lifetime.
May 22, 2019

Derrick Hicks recommends Crystal Foushee

CX Global Role Community Manager

Crystal was extremely professional while helping me locate and purchase my first home. Her dedication to perfection was unswerving. Crystal took the time to understand the needs of my family and put us into our forever home. I strongly recommend anyone to contact her an get ready for a life changing experience that’ll last a lifetime.
May 14, 2019

June Poineau recommends Alma Gaudette


I don't know what I would of done without Alma. A was stressed out and needed help to sell and she made it stress free for me. Alma handled everything and just about held my hand the whole time and took all the time I needed to understand what is takes to sell my house. I have lived there for 32 years and love my house and land but it was time to sell. I also want to thank Pat for finding the perfect person to buy my house, it really makes my heart happy. Thank you both for everything you did for me. I recommend Alma highly, highly and highly again.
May 11, 2019

Nikoma Thompson recommends Dana King

Real Estate Investor

I've worked with Dana on many projects. Her eye for style has brought value to my portfolio and increased the desirability of several of my rentals. She has vision and drive to see a project to fruition.
May 6, 2019

Bill Dandridge recommends Tim Gabriel

Real estate agent

Tim was the listing agent for my house, and did a fantastic job of presenting my house to the the multiple folks who saw my house. He did not have long to show interested parties my house, because we received six above-list price offers is less than 48 hours.
Tim was also tremendously helpful with guiding me in choosing the best offer of the several offers that we received. His analytical nature helped us to properly compare each offer, and to choose the one whose terms were most in our favor.
I heartily recommend Tim Gabriel to anyone who is either buying or selling a house in Durham, or anywhere in the Research Triangle
May 2, 2019

Daniel Bashaw recommends Tim Gabriel


I would fully and whole heartedly recommend Tim as a realtor. He is knowledgeable and tireless. He keeps his client's interest first and works very hard to meet all his client's expectations. I would say working with Tim kept the process as stress free as is possible as he was always there with advice, reassurance and a steady hand. You could not find a more personable and professional realtor. I would highly recommend him unreservedly to anyone I know.
Apr 10, 2019

Bob and Bobbie Armstrong recommend Alma Gaudette

We have both bought and sold 2 different homes over the years with Alma's help. Would we use her again if we were going to move? ...YES. Working with Alma is fun

In buying she helped us focus on what we wanted in a house. She listens. We were only shown houses that met out criteria. At each showing Alma would point out good and not so good features and an estimate of the cost of change. That was very helpful.

In selling Alma told us what needed to be changed to make the house more presentable to buyers. And it worked!

Closing in all cases was efficient and there were no surprises. A great experience!

Bob and Bobbie Armstrong
Apr 9, 2019

Kyle Rank recommends Alma Gaudette

Managing Broker/Director of Education & Training

I've had the privilege of working with Alma for the past couple years and I'm truly impressed with her dedication to her clients as well as the real estate industry. She is a true professional with one goal...doing the best for her clients! I'm honored to work with Alma and highly recommend her!
Apr 8, 2019

Tracey G. Goetz recommends Alma Gaudette

Broker in Charge

Alma is a true professional. Her care for her clients and her knowledge of the market makes her stand out among her peers. She has an excellent eye for detail and because of her past experience in new construction she understands today's trends for both buyers and sellers. She is a great listener and has a unique intuitive sense for helping buyers and sellers navigate through the home buying and selling process. It is a joyful experience to work along side of Alma!!
Apr 6, 2019

Sally Clark recommends Alma Gaudette

Real Estate Agent/Colleague

I have known and worked with Alma for as long as she has been in real estate. She is unfailingly kind, responsive, and professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and someone whose counsel/advise I value. She works diligently for her clients and keeps a laser-sharp focus on their needs, wants and desires as she goes through the home-selling/buying process with them. All this while maintaining a sense of humor! I think of her clients as being lucky to have Alma as their agent.
Apr 3, 2019

Brandy Tew recommends Felix Lee

Home Buyer

I would definitely recommend Felix to anybody. He is very knowledgeable and understanding in his profession.. He helped me buy my first home at the age of 30 yrs old and also helped my parents sale their home. He is very upfront and will let you know if it is out of your budget. He always stays in touch with you and is the most nicest and pleasant realtor I have ever met. You rock Felix.
Mar 25, 2019

Beth Moore recommends Patrick Donahue

Wells Fargo Mortgage Consultant

Patrick is great to work with. He knows the Durham/Triangle area very well, as a realtor, and previous builder, makes him a strong asset for any homebuyer or seller.
Mar 18, 2019

Alex MacPherson recommends Felix Lee

Director of Technology

Felix did a great job helping us buy our Durham home and fighting for us when we had difficulty with the sellers right before closing. Would certainly recommend.
Feb 23, 2019

Jeffrey Richards recommends Tim Gabriel


Tim is a wonderful man. He is honest, sincere, motivated and trustworthy. His commitment is seen as he volunteers as a tutor helping students who are in a 2 year drug/alcohol program to help them get their G.E.D. He also contributes to the community by creating electronic displays and placing them in the branches of Durham's library system to assist children in learning to read. I highly recommend Tim Gabriel.
Feb 22, 2019

Jamel McDuffie recommends Tim Gabriel

Family & Cosmetic Dentist

I’ve known Tim for many years but just recently had the pleasure of working with him professionally. I was impressed and completely pleased. Tim’s honesty and work ethic made me comfortable in dealing with real estate and having him for an agent. I highly recommend Tim Gabriel for your real estate needs.
Feb 18, 2019

Alan DeLisle recommends Tim Gabriel

City Development Administrator, St Petersburg, Fl

Tim cares about you and your family. He will take care of all the business issues for sure but will listen carefully to your story, your uniqueness. I have known Tim professionally and as a friend and I know one thing for sure: he will be passionately on your side.
Feb 15, 2019

Rob Autry recommends Elizabeth Barry

Property Owner

I have had an excellent experience working with Elizabeth. She is a “go-getter” agent! She had two different showings on my property the same day!!

Elizabeth is easily approachable and you can see she genuinely enjoys her job and respects each party of the real estate transaction, regardless of buyer/seller.

I say all of this because she was the buyer agent; whereas, I am on the other side as the “seller” - without an agent! (honoring an Agent Fee)

Elizabeth is professional from the start, she is knowledgeable and her responsiveness is impeccable.

Elizabeth had an offer ready to submit the same day of her showings and that shows she recognizes “urgency” in properties that have multiple interests.

Although, we didn’t get to work together on this transaction, Elizabeth followed-up with a kind email to see if I needed help with anything ? (since I’m FSBO-ing my property)

I say again, her genuineness is by far a trait that surpasses all the others out there. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire/work with Elizabeth on any real estate transaction.
Feb 12, 2019

Dale L. Thomas Jr. recommends Johnathan Howard

Closing Attorney

Johnathan is the consummate real estate professional and always has his clients’ best interest in mind. He is always a pleasure to work with on closing transactions and is very organized and detail oriented. I highly recommend him to any prospective buyer or seller in the market for a realtor.
Feb 12, 2019

John Alexander recommends Crystal Foushee

Agency HR Consultant

Crystal has been very informative and helpful through the process when working towards homeownership. She has demystified the process and helped guide me in the correct direction.

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