Kirstin Zakary

Agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty - Durham NC Real Estate
As a realtor, I am 100% committed to providing my clients the best and most personal customer service possible to help make the home buying and selling process as seamless as possible. I specialize in residential home sales and purchases. In addition to being licensed by the NC Real Estate Commission, I hold both my Bachelor's & Master's Degrees from UNC Chapel Hill & WCU. In my previous career as a speech-language pathologist, I succeeded in building my practice as the largest private provider of school speech services in northern NM. It is this foundation in business, negotiation, and communication skills that allows me to negotiate the real estate process for my clients. Having also previously worked in the Durham Pubic Schools with families from all backgrounds, I have first-hand working knowledge of the local school systems & advocating for my clients. I have bought and sold my homes & worked and lived in many places including NC, CA, NM, PA, GA, NY, TX, & CO as well as overseas in the UK and love working with and meeting families from diverse backgrounds.

Your home is more than "just a roof over your head." You need a leader in real estate representing you. I strive to be at the top of my field and give my clients value-plus!


Dec 8, 2017
It was a pleasure working with Kirstin. She goes above and beyond to make sure I purchased the right home for me. She was very responsive and made herself available when I needed her at crucial parts of the purchasing process. She is a true professional and at the same time, very friendly, personable, and approachable. I felt comfortable with her from the very first time I met her. She also made the purchasing process smooth considering I was out of town (out of state!), Thank you Kirstin!
Dec 4, 2017

Home sweet home

Huge congrats! What a beautiful day to close on this colonial-style home!
Aug 8, 2017
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 8, 2017

Closing day!

Thank you to Jim for allowing me to help you sell your beautiful home in Chapel Hill! Loved getting to know you!
Jul 17, 2017
Vice President, Global Head of Operations Engineering
Kirstin has a great listening skill and is very thorough in her preparation. Her down to earth approach makes working with her pleasant experiences while her diligent follow ups highlight professionalism.
May 30, 2017
Speech Language Pathologist
Kristin is a very professional 'go-getter'! She is quite personable and strives hard to meet the needs of those she is serving through her work. I'd be happy to recommend Kirstin to work with you to find the perfect home!
May 28, 2017
Kirstin is very helpful because she is a
great listener. She has an obvious sense of
personal style & knows well the importance
of fit regarding the style of one's home, having been a multiple home owner herself.

It's easy to see her integrity & commitment
to working hard & going the extra mile for
her clients. Her genuine caring & pleasant,
supportive personality makes working with
her a pleasure.
May 27, 2017
While I was on my home search last year, Kirstin Zakary was an incredible asset. She assisted and supported me through the daunting tasks that can feel overwhelming for a first time homebuyer. She offered excellent insight on negotiating after inspection and provided encouragement when things did not always go as planned. I recommend Kirstin to anyone who seeks a sincere, hardworking individual to support them through the home buying and selling process.
May 27, 2017
Long Term Friend
I have known Kirstin for over 28 years. Not only has she been a consistent and dependable friend, I have had the opportunity to observe her commitment to her profession and to other people. She is dedicated and persistent, and these are qualities that make her an excellent real estate broker.
May 26, 2017
Clinical Psychologist
I have been friends with Kirstin for about 20 years. She is thoughtful, reliable, & so very funny. I also love her spiritual side.
May 25, 2017
Broker in Charge
Kirstin is so devoted to her clients and is very committed to providing the best service for them. Her background as a speech therapist has taught her many valuable qualities that transfer to caring and patience in the home buying and selling process. She has shown our team what a true professional looks like.
May 25, 2017
Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
As my son was an undergraduate at Duke, I visited the RDU area often and was contemplating purchasing a condominium. I met Kirstin Zakary through a friend and she was very helpful in identifying condominiums for purchase. She knows the area very well, is articulate, very intelligent as it relates to the global and local world around her, is a great communicator both verbally and through e-mails; and honest and straightforward. She is also very punctual.

If I was looking for real estate in the RDU area again, I would use her services without question.

Quresh Sachee
Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing/inter-mold
Charlotte, North Carolina
May 24, 2017
Travel Director
Kirstin is a very intelligent lady. She is knowledgeable in all areas of real estate & is a pleasure to work with!