Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty - Raleigh - North Hills

Raleigh, NC is home to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood North Hill's office. Located just around the corner from desirable Glenwood Avenue neighborhoods and the well-established area known to locals as "Inside-the-Beltline," our North Hills real estate agents are experts in the Raleigh real estate market.

Some fun facts about our office and the North Hills area:

Our office has been in the North Hills community since 1976, and we have been loving it ever since. We are located right in the middle of some of Raleigh's most desirable residential areas. We are adjacent to Midtown Raleigh and Inside-the-Beltline, but we are also just a short drive from downtown Raleigh, North Raleigh and even Cary
We are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best schools in the state, including NC State University, Meredith College, William Peace University, and Shaw University.

You can catch us spending our lunch hours at Cowfish, Chuys, Vivace, or Midtown Grill.

One thing everyone in our office agrees on is the convenience the North Hills area affords to those who live and work nearby. Anything you could need or want, is right around the corner.

We have a large office of over 80 agents who are more than happy to help you buy or sell your next home.


Recommendations (391)

May 14, 2018

Con McCormick recommends Helen Tam


This recommendation is written to recognize and to express our gratitude for the guidance, support and all of the effort that Helen Tam put into the marketing and sale of our home.

Helen spent many hours with us explaining the process of selling a house. That explanation included the requirements for both the seller and the buyer, as well as those of the buyer's and seller's agents. Some of the meetings were at Helen's request, others at our request. All were professional and profitable for a couple of people who had never previously been involved in a real estate sale.

Helen's attention to detail was meticulous. She took the time to verify all of the repairs and upgrades. Helen suggested things we should do and things we should not do. Suggestions were always accompanied by the reason.

If we were to buy or sell another house, we would look long and hard to find an agent to match the breadth of knowledge, the hours of work and planning, the initiative and interactions that Helen put into the sale of the house.

The results support our comments. Multiple offers were received after the first and only weekend of showings.
May 9, 2018

T Fratta recommends Shanna Hardy


Shanna was instrumental in helping my family find the right home in the Triangle for our family following an international relocation. Shanna was a true professional, giving insightful advice, providing quick and decisive action when required and patiently accompanying us throughout the entire process from initial visits to final closing. I recommend her!
May 8, 2018

George Webb LaRoque II recommends Shanna Hardy

Home Buyer

I was initially impressed with Shanna Hardy’s enthusiasm; communication skills and professional demeanor during my time spend working with her to locate my home. During the year of searching for houses, Shanna was dedicated and was always very positive. Shanna is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. Her ability to locate and source different properties is amazing. She would always email me different openings and follow up with a text message or phone call. Shanna truly goes out of her way to help her clients and to ensure you are 100% satisfied. Shanna never made me feel like I was pressured into purchasing a home and was extremely patient and trust worthy. If you are looking to purchase property, I would highly recommend reaching out to Shanna Hardy.
May 6, 2018

Shepherd SMITH recommends Karen Santrock

I have recently gotten to know Karen quite well and discovered that she is a genuinely nice person who is also a skilled listener. She is thoughtful, caring, humble and very knowledgeable in real estate matters. She has lived in Raleigh for more than twenty years, raised her children here and knows the area extremely well. She is familiar with schools, restaurants, cultural and educational events, museums, etc. You would be making a wise choice to work with someone who truly has your interests at heart.
May 6, 2018

Alice Ragland recommends Shep Smith

Alice Ragland

Having known Shep Smith over twenty years, I can attest to his honesty, responsibility, generosity, attention to detail , sense of humor, dedication to providing great service, and fine character. I recommend him without qualification.
May 3, 2018

Meagan Macken recommends Karen Santrock


Karens professionalism is top notch. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the area are contagious. It is always a pleasure to work with Karen.
Apr 30, 2018

Linda Whisenand recommends Viola Baldwin

Office Manager Neal Smith Engineering, Inc.

I have known Viola Baldwin for more than 50 years. Her professionalism, integrity and ethics are beyond reproach. She always strives to do her very best in every avenue of her life, personal and professional. She is also creative, kind and empathetic. Any organization would be fortunate indeed to have her as an employee.
Apr 27, 2018

Susan Solakian recommends Shep Smith

Federal Affordable Housing Grant Auditor

Shep Smith might never tell you this, but he deserves high praise for having spent the better part of his career planning, organizing and managing the financing of the growth of the Raleigh-Durham area; working closely with government planning commissions, housing agencies, community action groups, architects and appraisers to ensure the graceful integration of old and new, of rich and poor, of young and old. The development of Healthy Community is a life-long commitment for Shep. I’ve known him for nearly 30 years and worked with him on several of his projects. I cannot think of anyone who is a better listener, who gives wiser or more thoughtful counsel, who knows the most intimate details of every neighborhood in this region, or who would make a better neighbor than Shep. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of service you would receive from him should you choose to ask him to be your realtor.
Apr 27, 2018

KC Titus recommends Shep Smith

I have known Shep for over 15 years. He is personable, trustworthy and very patient! He was the right person to help us find the perfect house for our family!
Apr 25, 2018

Tyler L. McCarrier recommends Shep Smith

CAD Designer II

Shep Smith was such a great help on our home buying journey. He was very receptive to all of our wants and needs and found houses that fit our criteria. He was very patient and understanding in our house hunt as well, considering we had to put it on hold at one point because of a some personal issues. He walked us through the whole process and made us feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the decisions we made. True professional that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Apr 25, 2018

Lesley Troan recommends Shep Smith

I have known Shep for twenty years. Wonderful professional, trustworthy, patient and very experienced in the real estate field. He is the person I would go to when selling my home and buying another.
Apr 25, 2018

Charles F. Walton, Jr. recommends Viola Baldwin

Retired Episcopal priest

I have known Viola for over 30 years as both her priest and her friend. She is incredibly responsible and diligent in anything she does. Viola is also super smart. I do not believe you could do better than to have Viola Baldwin on your team. I know you will be pleased with her services.
Apr 25, 2018

Allison Ferriday Werk recommends Cindi Smith

Cindi was highly recommended to me and was wonderful to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She addressed all our needs and made sure we didn't over look any details when purchasing our home. It was very helpful that she was always willing to accommodate our schedules and even showed us homes late into the evening/night and early in the morning. Even though I LOVE my new home, I will most definitely use Cindi again (whenever I'm back in the market).
Apr 25, 2018

Lynne Boyd recommends Cindi Smith

Cindi was introduced to me by a friend and I was in a horrible situation and needed to sell my house. Cindi came to my house, assured me that she would make it happen. My house was not easy to sell but Cindi stuck it out and never gave up. She is an incredible Realtor but more than that she became my friend. I can never thank her enough for the time, effort and total professionalism she showed throughout the entire process. This woman can make it happen!
Apr 25, 2018

Rebecca Lanning recommends Cindi Smith

We have worked with eight realtors over the past 20 years, as both buyers and sellers, and Cindi is, hands down, the best of the bunch. She has excellent judgment. At every point in the selling process, from preparing the house for market to closing the deal, Cindi knew exactly what to do. We never doubted that she had our best interest in mind. When issues arose, she guided us to arrive at responses we felt comfortable with. She was fair, trustworthy, responsive, even tempered, available, and assertive without being pushy. She not only saved us time and money; she proved to us that selling a home doesn’t have to be a daunting or doubt-filled process. We cannot imagine Cindi in another career besides realtor, unless it was training other realtors how to do their job. She’s that good, and we feel honored and grateful for the opportunity to have worked with her.
Apr 25, 2018

Elaine Claiborne recommends Cindi Smith

Cindi was very helpful and patient. She worked with us to help us define what we were looking for and find it. She also knew when homes were overpriced and worked to negotiate the price to market rate.
Apr 25, 2018

Carol Velasco recommends Cindi Smith

Cindi was an incredible resource and was instrumental in finding the perfect home for us.i was amazed how she always seemed to be working no matter how late i emailed or texted she would get back to me right away. She has a great eye for detail and noticed little things i overlooked due to my excitement with the home. I would highly recommend Cindi as she is extremely professional and also fun. You can trust Cindi to work hard to find you a home or get the best price for your existing place.
Apr 25, 2018

Lauren Duerk recommends Cindi Smith

Wonderfully easy process made possible by Cindi. She was very knowledgeable of the area and helped find answers to any questions we had. She was available for numerous walk-throughs the house as it was a total renovation and we had plans for an addition.
Apr 24, 2018

Mary mintz recommends Viola Baldwin

area sales representative/Decor Moulding & Supply

I Have Had the pleasure of working with Viola Baldwin through the picture framing industry. She is the most professional sales/marketing person I have ever worked with. She is thorough, hard working and professional. Anyone to have her on their team is very fortunate.
Mary Mintz
Apr 23, 2018

DJ Malmberg recommends Shep Smith

Software Developer

When my wife and I were looking for a new house we had a vague idea of what we were looking for but we were looking all over. If you've ever been in the market for a house you know how overwhelming that can be. Shep made the search so much easier. He was always finding interesting properties that we never would've thought to consider on our own, including the house we ended up buying! I can't recommend him highly enough.
Apr 23, 2018

Linda Flippo recommends Shep Smith

Teacher at Montessori School of Raleigh

Shep is tops as a realtor! He was an invaluable aid to me when I was shopping for a house and when the time came for me to purchase one. Always willing to work around my long professional days, he was prompt and consistently prepared in order to make the most of the time we had together. Whether arranging visits, providing answers to my many questions, seeking the guidance of other professionals like brick masons, chimney experts, craftsmen, gas and electric employees, or signing papers and arranging meetings for all parties involved in the purchase of the property, Shep was dependable, knowledgeable, and professional. What's more, he is personable and authentic. I endorse and recommend Shep as a realtor.
Apr 23, 2018

Jessica Colopy recommends Shep Smith

I knew Shep through a personal connection, but that should not discount his professionalism. He has been so helpful in my real estate dealings that it's too hard and too many to describe here. He is a great advocate for his clients: keeping us informed, open like of communication, and arguing our cage with other parties involved. He goes above and beyond in offering support and making the headache that can a real estate purchase can be do much easier.
Apr 22, 2018

David McAdams recommends Shep Smith

Owner, Reconstruct Design-Build

Shep helped me navigate between the house I wanted, the house I needed, and the house I could afford. He showed me how I could take someone else's house and make it my house. He is utterly trustworthy, knows his stuff, and is fun to work with. If you are the indecisive sort or easily overwhelmed by too many choices, he is good at helping you stay focused on making a decision.
Apr 21, 2018

Marco Meneses recommends Jamie Buckley

We had a terrific experience with Jamie as she helped us find out new home. Jamie is extremely focused on serving her customers and has a tremendous knowledge of the market in Raleigh and surrounding areas. She knows what a family is looking for, and works very quickly while keeping everyone updated throughout the process. She responds quickly to every request and establishes trust at once. We highly recommend anyone to work with Jamie as they look for their new home!
Apr 21, 2018

Bob Travis recommends Shep Smith

Semi- retired Mortgage Banker

My wife and I have known "Shep" for 20 years. He is the "total" professional. He knows the market, is sensitive to the needs of the client, understands finance, and is incredibly hard working. He is also a visionary and can identify how a small decorative change or modification in structure can make a big difference in appearance. We were thrilled that he recently decided to retire from government finance and concentrate on what has been his secondary career and "true" calling,,, Real Estate. On a personal level, "Shep" is a family man, active in his church, and a class individual. We would recommend him to anyone for their Real Estate needs. You will have an advisor and friend for life. Bob and Betty Travis

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