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 (590)

3 days ago

Chip Reinhardt recommends Amy West

Closing Attorney, Reinhardt Law Offices, PLLC

For several years, I have worked as a closing attorney with Amy West to close on house sales, and have admired her work ethic and dedication to serving her customers. During 2019, I needed to dispose of a couple of old rental properties that had been owned by my mother. My sister and I, as the heirs, asked Amy to handle the listings. Amy did an outstanding job dealing with these very challenging properties, and both properties were sold at a satisfactory price, allowing us to timely close out my mother's estate. Thanks, Amy!
Jan 19, 2020

Calum Russell recommends Amy West

Scientist - RTP

Amy was in a word: amazing. In many words, she guided us through our first home purchase smoothly and patiently. We had lots of questions and she had lots of answers. With Amy we were able to find the right house for us, put in a competitive (yet fair) offer, and get to closing. She has also been extremely generous post-closing with her time and resources, as the seller (and seller's agent) failed to live up to their end of the contract. I don't know of any buyer's agent who would work so diligently after closing, but Amy stuck by us.

Amy has a vast knowledge of the real estate in the Durham area, an understanding of home construction, and a great relationship with most of the seller agents we interacted with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house, and if the time comes for us to leave our lovely little house, we will use Amy as our seller's agent.
Jan 17, 2020

Joseph Anderson recommends Amy West

Home buyer/Mr.

Amy was a great help from the moment we decided to buy a home. She helped us through every step of the home buying process. Which I can attest is highly stressful, as it was my 1st time. She was confident and a blessing throughout the entire process. I couldn't ask or recommend a better agent.
Jan 14, 2020

Christiaan Lopez-Miro recommends Andie Cantor

Where do I start? I can unequivocally say, I have never worked with someone so willing to go above and beyond for their clients. Andie reached out to me when I was looking for an agent back in June. From the moment she took me on as a client, she hit the ground running, working tirelessly to help us find our dream home. Even before I was able to get pre-qualified, Andie would spend her weekends, showing me home after home, consistently asking if I wanted to see another. I tend to be a pretty impulsive person. I was under contract with three different homes before the right one came along. I think Andie must have shown me 100 houses and never did she complain. She always had our happiness top of mind and wouldn’t let us “just settle” for a house. It had to be the right one. And find it we did! I’m happy to say, we not only found an exceptional realtor in Andie, but a good friend. She made what would otherwise be a painful and stressful process, a fun and exciting one!
Jan 13, 2020

Julie Hunt recommends Amy West

Former Service Manager

I met Amy through the servicing of her automobile. Through conversations we built a friendship. When I decided to list my home for sale, she was the person that came to mind as someone that could represent my husband and I through our journey. Amy was prompt in meeting with us to go over comps and make recommendations for selling our home. We did elect to list with Amy and have absolutely no remorse for doing so. Amy did an excellent job with every aspect of the process, even when we hit a closing day hurdle which raised my frustration level.

I would highly recommend Amy West for your home listing or buying needs. She is a pleasure to do business with.

Dec 16, 2019

Heather Congdon recommends Susan Hertz

We were referred to Susan by a friend and feel very fortunate to have had her help us as both a buyer’s and a seller’s agent. She stood by us with advice and support as we made offers on a one-of-a-kind home in a stressful (at least for me) multiple offer situation. In addition, it had been many years since our last home purchase and much about the process has changed. Susan patiently guided us through all the steps and took care of contacting, at our request, all the professionals we needed to complete the purchase (inspector, surveyor and the like).

We hadn’t planned on buying a house at all, but then it happened, so it was all hands on deck to get our old house ready to sell. Susan advised us on updates we could make, in the limited time we had, to get the highest price for our home. When we discovered a small gutter repair was necessary, she worked tirelessly to find someone who would take on such a small and tricky job. We’d never have been able to find someone on our own. She knows who to call in a pinch—I still call her when I need a referral. We followed all her advice, even when it was hard to take—really, we need to have the house staged? She was right at every turn, and we recouped our costs many times over. In the end, we received ten offers in two days, ultimately selling our home for more than $60,000 over asking price. Susan is a delight to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Dec 16, 2019

hollysageo recommends Susan Hertz

Susan is insanely good at what she does. She has so much experience in the field that she knows the housing market of the triangle (and beyond) for the last 30+ years. On top of that she is a super sweet person that is delightful to work with. We were able to get the first house we put an offer on in a hot market because of her. When it comes to buying houses she doesn't mess around and fights for her buyers in every regard. She even called our mortgage consultant and advocated for us to owe less at closing. She knew the financial rules better than he did. If you want a knowledgable, reliable, and wonderful broker, Susan is the one.
Dec 16, 2019

al wooster recommends Susan Hertz

Susan was FANTASTIC! She even negotiated an extra $5,000 above what I was willing to accept. She provided excellent professionals for electrical, plumbing, cleaning and moving. At every turn Susan went above and beyond to handle my long distance sale. She even convinced the city to cover the cost of fixing a water meter after I had agreed to pay $700 to a plumber. She is a TRUE PROFESSIONAL in every meaning of the word!
Dec 16, 2019

elizabetsbarber recommends Susan Hertz

Susan is an exceptional real estate professional. After months of searching and not finding anything in my modest price range, Susan found a perfect home for me - a well-built home in a great neighborhood that was affordable. Susan also provided great recommendations for reputable local home service providers. Susan provided helpful and critical recommendations throughout the buying process and her negotiation skills are second to none. Susan is also a really wonderful person and it was always a pleasure to work with her. She is very professional and is there for the buyer or seller every step of the way. I give Susan my very highest recommendation.
Dec 16, 2019

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Grande Park recommends Susan Hertz

We are so grateful for the experience we had working with Susan Hertz for the purchase of our first home. Her years of experience in real estate, knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness, and love for what she does helped us so much through this new and stressful process. We truly felt her desire to help us find the perfect place for our family. We can't say enough about all the hard work she put in to helping us find a home and then after going under contract she was active in helping us get everything done that we needed in order to ensure a successful closing. We highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!
Dec 16, 2019

tonda27703 recommends Susan Hertz

This was my second home purchase and of course Susan came to immediately! She really helped to guide and thoroughly informed me of all the technicalities involved in buying a house. In this very competitive market, even if she was not available she made sure one of her coworkers was there to help. There were a lot of highs and lows during the process and Susan was there every step of the way!!
Dec 16, 2019

leannorcutt recommends Susan Hertz

Susan is the best! Very knowledgeable about the market, the process, and what to look for in a property. And customer-focused! Even though it took a while to find my new home, with the market, my specific requirements and some hurdles, she kept emphasizing that finding me the right place was her priority. She's also a wonderful person and a joy to work with!
Oct 28, 2019

Scott Stevens recommends Ferrell Carpenter


Ferrell is GREAT, honest and attentive and highly recommended by me in every way!
Oct 7, 2019

Mojgan Besharat recommends Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty - Durham


Elizabeth is a very thorough and friendly agent. She prepares amazing worksheets and does incredible research to ensure the value of the property makes sense.
I would highly recommend Elizabeth. She is a wonderful resource for other vendors and I appreciated all her help, every step of the way.
Oct 3, 2019

Brenda Mc Carroll & Todd Warner, Durham, NC recommend Will Foy

National Director of Quality of Life Programs & Singer Songwriter

Will Foy has helped us with home services for nearly a decade now. He is fantastic...kind, professional, flexible, and reliable. We trust him implicitly. His services are unmatched.
Oct 1, 2019

Ira W Collins recommends Patrick Donahue

Teach Defensive Driving at Alamance Community College

Patrick is a very caring real estate person. He answered every question we had. Very knowledgeable real estate person. Highly recommend by myself and my wife.
Thank you very much for all you did to help us sale our property.
Ira Collins
Oct 1, 2019

Jeffrey Foster recommends Ferrell Carpenter

Program Director-The Shalom Project

Ferrell Carpenter is a woman of many talents and those talents have combined to make her a perfect Real Estate agent. She's personable, empathetic, artistic and whip-smart. Her honesty and integrity make her stand out in her career.

I can highly recommend Ferrell for any real estate needs.”
Oct 1, 2019

Bonnie M. Collins recommends Ferrell Carpenter

Very professional and caring. Helped make the sale of our house very pleasant. Had very kind and understanding words for us. Would highly recommend her and agency. They go above and beyond!Bonnie and Ira Collins
Oct 1, 2019

Kasha Ho recommends Patrick Donahue

Patrick Donahue was an absolute answer to our prayers. After working with other realtors who couldn't quite understand what we were looking for in a home, and who pushed us instead towards what they liked, Patrick came along and saw our vision immediately and was able to find homes that were exactly what we were looking for. As first time home buyers, we had so many questions and Patrick was there with us every step of the way to answer and assure us, make recommendations, and always with patience and humility.
Patrick came recommended to us from friends who worked with him and have subsequently been recommending him to all their friends, and we are now joining that effort - we recommend Patrick excitedly to anyone who is looking for a home. We really can't thank him enough for not only finding us our dream property, but for making the process so enjoyable.
Oct 1, 2019

Pat Groseth recommends Ferrell Carpenter

In all all my dealings with Ferrell Carpenter I have found her to be extremely trustworthy, honest hard-working and dependable. She would be a great asset to any buyer or seller. She is very kind and caring and would always go the extra mile for her client.
Oct 1, 2019

Ellie Hanna recommends Ferrell Carpenter

Ferrell helped put me and my husband into a great new home! She was attentive to our needs and our specifications and really went the extra mile when it came to advocating for us and finding a place that would make us happy. Ferrell is lovely and did a great job for us!
Sep 28, 2019

Reginald B Henry recommends Ferrell Carpenter


I have known Ms. Carpenter for about 5 years. In my experiences with her, she has ALWAYS been fair, extremely honest, and a hard worker. Being very friendly and easy to talk to, she would be a great person to have on your team for any business dealing.

I recommend her highly.

R B Henry, MD
Norfolk, VA
Sep 27, 2019

Bonnie M. Collins recommends Patrick Donahue

Patrick went above and beyond for our home to sale. He did everything in his power to please us. He treated us as if we we had a million dollar home to sale. He responded to all text's and calls in a timely manner. He always had a smile and pleasant personality. I would highly recommend his agency and him for your next home sale.
Sep 25, 2019

Barbara Lyster recommends Tracey Goetz

Barbara Lyster

Tracey’s office runs like a well-oiled machine! She provides constant training for new, as well as veteran agents. She is a master at promoting Durham and exposing her agents to new venues and public officials who demonstrate what our city has to offer.
She fosters an environment of professionalism and cooperation. It’s a fun place to work and Tracey is the inspiration for establishing a great office culture!
Sep 24, 2019

Keith O'Hare recommends Tracey Goetz


Tracey is a wealth of knowledge and is always pushing her agents to live up to their full potential. She is absolutely dedicated to each agent's success and making sure they have what they need to make their business thrive!

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