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 (744)

Sep 13, 2019

Nichole Romney recommends Erika Strahin

Nichole Romney

After searching since April with a new baby on the way, submitting offers on 3 different homes, the fourth and final offer was the charm. We were able to negotiate buyer concessions and have a super quick closing timeline, 4 days before baby’s arrival! Erika showed us all the houses and never gave up on us! Thank you, Erika!
Sep 8, 2019

Nyree & Chris Clark recommend Libby Azzarello

This was our first home purchase and Libby Azzarello was the best. She was patient and knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions we had. Even after our closing when we had some minor issues with the home she was there with referrals for service and has been a great help to us along the way. I highly recommend Libby and Berkshire Hathaway.
Sep 6, 2019

Paul and Francine Mendoza recommend Erika Strahin

Erika really cares and has patience! She is very professional and strives to be so . She responds quickly . She listened to our needs for a home and patiently found it . Erika is also enjoyable to work with .
Aug 30, 2019

Stephanie Rutter recommends Jennifer Austin

Jennifer is energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable. She made herself available to show us the house at times that worked best for us. During some unexpected complications that arose when buying our home, she advocated for us and always made sure we knew we were her priority. She helped us navigate the processes for listing, showing, and negotiating the sale of our first home. Jennifer is great with communication and was always quick to respond to our many questions. She has been great to work with and I would highly recommend her for both buying and selling your home.
Aug 29, 2019

Jenna Schaeffer recommends Libby Azzarello

Data Analyst

We had such a wonderful experience working with Libby! She was super attentive to our needs and was always eager to help us with questions and check in until we were finally ready to find our perfect house. Libby was always available and responsive throughout our time working together. She broke everything down for us every step of the way, immensely easing the stress of the whole process. We now feel completely At Home - because of Libby!
Aug 27, 2019

Barbara Campbell recommends Jennifer Austin


Relocating from my home state (of 54 years!) , to Raleigh, NC was a huge life decision. From the first moment of contact with Jennifer Austin, I knew I had a very special person to assist me with this life transition. Jennifer understood my needs, and made every step as easy and fun as possible. Jennifer is knowledgeable, and passionate about living and working in this area, and was able to answer all of my questions with experience and expertise. After finding the perfect home for me, Jennifer coordinated and attended to the inspection process due to my being out of state. She stayed in communication with me, and advocated on my behalf the entire way through the process. This was the easiest home purchase Ive ever had thanks to Jennifer's commitment and experience. Jennifer's positivity and kindness is infectious and she is the perfect person to help anyone find a new home.
Aug 27, 2019

Chauncey Strange recommends Cayce Levine

General Manager

Cayce went above and beyond, my expectations, during the process of selling my home. She assisted me in locating reliable and trustworthy vendors, since the renovations would be unsupervised. Cayce made my life less stressful, as I was 2 states away, but never once had to worry about anything with my home. Cayce's work speaks volumes towards her character, as she strives to provide the best work with minimal stress. Thank you for your effort and I'll be recommending Cayce to all my NC friends looking to sell their home.
Aug 27, 2019

Paige Baker recommends Shep Smith

Executive Editor,

Shep made the process of selling our home so easy! He worked with us beforehand to stage the house in an optimal way, and he was able to negotiate a wonderful contract in 10 days! In addition to his skills as a realtor, Shep is a genuinely kind, helpful, and trustworthy person. He found many ways to lessen the stress of the process, including helping us find reputable contractors for repairs that needed to be made, and taking care of overseeing those repairs when we had to be out of town. I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough!!!
Aug 27, 2019

Mary Vu recommends Maggie Bellimer

Senior Project Manager

Maggie is truly wonderful to work with, always one step ahead and very organized! She has great people and communication skills as well. Her attention to detail and devotion to work is what sets her apart from the rest so I highly recommend her.
Aug 24, 2019

Eric and Amy Allred recommend Cayce Levine

We had such a good experience working with Cayce to sell our home and buy a new one. She was great at communicating and answering any questions quickly. She worked hard to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Cayce is very knowledgeable in the buying and selling process and the real estate market. We will definitely be using her in the future!
Aug 23, 2019

Rebecca Kriz recommends Cayce Levine

Cayce made the process of buying a home for the first time as stress free as it could possibly be. She was flexible about our meeting times, listened to what I wanted in a home, and was willing to drive me all around the triangle area. She looked for the smallest details in potential homes, and was open and honest about what she noticed, both good and bad. Once I decided on a home, Cayce remained with me every step of the way. Her weekly updates during the due diligence period made it clear exactly what she needed from me, and her venders were all high quality. When I closed on a house and found out that the previous owners had left boxes of trash in the backyard, Cayce even organized a trash pickup service, which went completely above and beyond her duties. She is kind and personable, and will make anyone's home buying process a breeze!
Aug 22, 2019

Hunter Diamond recommends Mary Ivey Stewart

We had the privilege of having Mary Ivey as our realtor to sell our first home and help us purchase our second home. The process was so smooth with her on our side. She explained everything to us so well and was always so quick to respond and answer our questions. I'd recommend Mary Ivey to anyone and everyone!
Aug 21, 2019

Chandler Bastian recommends Jennifer Austin

Jennifer was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent. She was readily available to show us multiple homes in order to help us find the perfect place that met all of our needs. Jennifer never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly with sound advice and expertise. Jennifer deserves the highest praise!
Aug 20, 2019

Jeffery Strickland recommends Teri Tolbert

Owner at Home Revelation

I have worked with Teri on numerous occasions, and it is always a pleasure to work with her. She is knowledgeable in her field, and is dedicated to understanding and helping meet your needs, all while providing excellent customer service.

Aug 19, 2019

Jack Austin recommends Jennifer Austin

Jennifer has an unparalleled love of life that you will realize when you hire her as your broker. Combining her passions of homes and working with people, she will find the best home to create a future for you and your family. I would not want to spend an afternoon looking at homes with anyone else. I put my full faith and trust in Jennifer to carry her professional duties of purchasing or selling a home.
Aug 19, 2019

Smith B recommends Jennifer Austin

Jennifer is a pleasure to work with. She was very helpful and pleasant every single step of the way through my first home purchase!
Aug 19, 2019

Cindy recommends Teri Tolbert

Teri did a great job helping us stage our house. We had been trying to sell our house for over 4 years. Teri told us what to do and not do for the sale. We sold the house in 2 months and had competing offers. We ended up selling the house for more than asking price!
Aug 16, 2019

Kelly Ann Thompson recommends Maggie Bellimer

District Administrator

Maggie is extremely knowledgeable. She is professional and responsive. She works hard to find exactly what you are looking for in your new home. If you are looking for an agent, call Maggie. You want her on your team!
Aug 12, 2019

Susan Phillips Bari recommends Barbara "Babs" Vinson

As a Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent in Manhattan, I thought I knew what would be involved in Raleigh. It could not be more complicated, or could it? I was grateful to have found Barbara. We had been Facebook “friends” and though we had friends in common, had never met face to face. We did a lot of work on line before my visit to Raleigh and Barbara became my gracious and knowledgeable tour guide. Not only did she shown me neighborhoods and specific properties, but also introduced me to some of the finest restaurants that any foodie would want in the city they would call home. At her advice, I rented for a few months in the neighborhood she had correctly surmised would be my favorite. When I was ready to buy, I was grateful for her expertise and that something extra – intuition as to what I would want and need. The paperwork for a coop in New York was extensive but I would never have imagined that a purchase here involved so many steps. Her work on my behalf was impeccable down to the smallest details such as making certain I had the paint colors, measurements and models of the appliances (all documented on a usb stick she gave me when we closed). The best bonus is that I not only found a great home, a spectacular realtor, but also a life-long friend. She is always my first “go-to” expert when I am looking for a new resource for everything from legal advice to brunch spots, to hair stylists. And it costs the buyer NOTHING! Why wouldn’t you want Barbara on your team?
Aug 8, 2019

Dennis Reed recommends Barbara "Babs" Vinson


Barbara is a one in a million talent. She has the unique combination of tireless energy and genius creativity. It was a pleasure to tackle countless challenges with her over seven years. We were in a high stress, high energy environment, and I can’t recall one time when her positive outlook and determination didn’t win the day.
Aug 5, 2019

Wendi Stapleton recommends Jenny McLeod

Sr Manager Patient Access Services

Jenny and Amy were the perfect team! They were always responsive and accessible to view houses even at the last minute. They help provide feedback about each home we visited along with recommended areas to focus on for schools, commute, and shopping. They were very involved in the close of the home and helped to make sure all inspections and work were completed on time. Thanks ladies for all your help!
Aug 1, 2019

Linda Orlick recommends Barbara "Babs" Vinson


Barbara and I have been colleagues and friends for decades, our journey has taken us from the world of fine jewelry to real estate. It's a privilege to have worked alongside Barbara, she is the consummate professional, creative and hard working in every way, she approaches everyday with a smile and positive energy. I consider Barbara to be one of my dearest friends and someone who inspires me as well as all the women and men who get to know her.
Jul 31, 2019

Andrea McShane recommends Barbara "Babs" Vinson

retired - jewelry industry

Barbara and I go back to 1989 when both of us held positions at the Gemological Institute of America--the world's leading education and research organization in the international diamond, colored stone and jewelry industry.

Barbara always had a knack for administration as well as a gift for teaching students from around the world. about the wonderful world of gems and jewelry. As she moved on with her career, she made an indelible mark wherever she went. She has always epitomized elegance--in her appearance, her wardrobe and her home taking pride always in being a leader.

As she now advances in the real estate industry she will provide each of her clients with an opportunity to experience a level of knowledge, skill, service and attention that will ensure the success of their transactions with her. As her client, you will always be first.
Jul 29, 2019

Elizabeth Richardson recommends Barbara "Babs" Vinson

I have known Barbara for over 17 years. I had the pleasure of working with her professionally in a corporate marketing capacity for a number of years. Her passion and knowledge are beyond measure. She knows how to market and keeps current with all the latest industry trends to best serve her customers.

She's a true can count on Barbara to always have your best interest at heart. She works tirelessly for her customers with the utmost amount of integrity.

As an added bonus, she's also a very thoughtful and kind person, someone you enjoy working with.
Jul 29, 2019

Teri Burns recommends Laura McGrath

Laura was great! Highly recommend her if your looking in the Triangle area.

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