Dea Irby

Agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty - Durham REALTOR, SPS
Originally from a small Mississippi town, Dea has lived her 432 years of married life all over the south, living in 15 different homes. She knows how it feels to find the right house and get settled, as well as, to sell and move. She and her husband have eight children and, so far, thirteen grandchildren and two on the way. She has done quite a bit of problem solving and negotiating.


Mar 10, 2018
Dea came into our life almost by fate, and we could hardy imagine having a different agent. She helped a lot to make this process smooth, efficient and clear to us. We are very pleased.
Mar 5, 2018
Dea is a caring professional. she goes the extra mile for her customers doing her best to deliver the best available solutions. I highly recommend her as a real estate representative
Feb 25, 2018
Dea was definitely by our side, all the way. From advising us prior to placing our home on the market to supporting us through the closing process she was there for us. She communicated with us frequently and took care of all the details large and small. She is professional and hard working!
Dec 15, 2017
Senior Mortgage Loan Consultant
Dea cares about her clients. I know this because I've seen it on display many times. Buying or selling your home is a big event. I would trust her to help you get it done in a way where your best interests are priority number one!
Oct 26, 2017

House for Sale- 4000 Tyndrum

A beautiful master-down, 4 bed 3.5 bath home nestled in Duke Forest.
Oct 26, 2017

The Real Estate Experience

How I view the real estate experience.
Oct 2, 2017
Director of Finance
It is my pleasure to recommend Dea Irby! She is professional and knowledgeable, and also personable with a great sense of humor. She has been patient throughout our home search, always making herself available and providing information on a moments’ notice. She is a truly a pleasure to work with, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Sep 11, 2017
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 22, 2017
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 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 7, 2017
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
Communications Professional
Dea is an enthusiastic and creative professional.
Aug 3, 2017
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
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
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 13, 2017
Dea, as a realtor did an outstanding job in helping us find a home that met our needs. She was always professional and friendly. Great job. I will use her again whenever I purchase real estate. I recommend her to my friends and family.
Jul 12, 2017
I really enjoyed working with Dea Irby. She gave the property 100% of her attention and went the extra mile. I had tenant's in my property and she worked with them regarding showings. I would recommend Dea to anyone selling or buying a home.
Jul 10, 2017
Dea is professional, friendly and detail oriented. She helps you see things in a way that you otherwise might not. And most importantly, she is trustworthy.
Thanks for all your help Dea!
Jul 9, 2017
Leadership Coach
Dea is one of the most extraordinary women I know. Although I have not bought a house from Dea, I have experienced her generous hospitality, her dazzling stage presence, and am well aware of her vast life successes which included multiple moves with a large family. Dea is an experienced business woman who values integrity in every area of her life. Her devotion to people and her amazing work ethic are guarantees of an amazing success in the real estate industry.
Jul 9, 2017
Auto Finance and Insurance
Dea is great! I love her personality, commitment, and her drive. She is a hard worker for you.