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I interviewed three real estate agents before selecting to work with Christine Khoury. Within five minutes of her walking through the front door I sensed that she was someone I would feel compatible and comfortable working with as I tried to sell my condo. I was a fairly recent widow which meant that I was a bit nervous about having to handle everything related to the move by myself. Christine was friendly, a good listener, compassionate, understanding, well organized, and not pushy. Her assistant, John Parker, was a wonderful part of the team and every question I had or reminder I needed was handled smoothly, quickly, and efficiently by either Christine or John. I highly recommend Christine Khoury as a knowledgeable, thoughtful, efficient real estate agent.

Marcia Friedman

To Potential Home Buyers and Sellers,

It is with great pleasure that we are writing a letter of recommendation for Ms. Christine Khoury, who was our realtor for the recent purchase of our home in Chapel Hill. Christine provides the kind of service and attention to detail that makes buying a home as easy and seamless as possible.  She has in depth knowledge of the industry, reliable resources in the community, and personalized tools to help the homeowner at each step.

Christine is an excellent communicator, and kept us up to date; not only day-to-day, but sometimes hour-to-hour. She utilizes modern technology to make signing and sharing loads of documents a breeze. During the purchase of our home, there were several problems with the seller's agent falling short on promises. Not only did Christine pick up the slack, communicate with all parties involved in a very tight timeline, but did so with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

We both work long hours as full-time professionals, and we have 2 young children. Christine was understanding and respectful of our time constraints and couldn't have been easier to work with. We have referred more than 6 colleagues to her who were also extremely pleased with working with her.

We give her our highest recommendation without reservation.

Hsiupei Chen, MD and David Huang, MD

My wife and I have known Christine Khoury for eight years, and when it came time to sell our home in Surrey Green we called on Christine. At our initial meeting we met with her professional stager and received suggestions for preparing the home for sale. Once we completed all the items on the "To-do-list" we had Christine come back to the home and begin her preparation for the marketing and sale of the home. She scheduled a professional photographer, a professional appraiser to provide a complete floor plan, measurements of each room, etc. and enlisted the Fine Home Listing services. Christine requested from us a list of the special features of our home that our family enjoyed which she included, along with the floor plan and many photos in the color brochure.

We went "live" with our home on the market, anticipating it would probably take 6-9 months for the home to sell. We were thrilled that we had a contract within 21 days! It is clear that Christine has systems and features in place for marketing a home that few others offer, which clearly lead to the successful marketing and sale of our home.

It was our pleasure to work with Christine and would be happy to refer her to anyone!

Having been in the real estate business full-time for the last 25+ years, I believe I understand well, the process and the amazing speed with which this transaction was completed.

Thanks again to Christine for a great job.

Sincerely,

Scott F. Selig, Associate Vice President Duke University Real Estate

You won't find any better than Christine! She is not only one of the nicest people you will ever meet but she is also one of the best Realtors there is! She was always on top of communication at all hours and answered questions very fast! She wants to make sure you get what you want and will do her best to get the best deal! Once we picked our house she made sure we got it in perfect shape! Anything that needed to be fixed after the inspection was done before closing and on time! We thought buying a house would be a long stressful process but with Christine it was a quick , painless, and very enjoyable process! So if you are looking in the Chapel Hill area use Christine as your agent, you won't regret it!

Henri & Doriana

Christine,

I want to sincerely thank you for all of your hard work. You have treated Allison and myself with such class and grace, we will never forget that. Every time we look at a house with you or sit down with you, we are reminded of what a great person you are. You operate with integrity and honesty, which means so much to us. We know 100% that you have our best interest at heart, and that is rare in today's world. We are blessed to have met you and you truly hold a special place in our hearts.. just want you to know that.

Best Regards,

Matt & Allison Joseph

Dear Christine

Thank you so much for all the help you provided in purchasing my new townhome.  From the moment we met you inspired my confidence in finding the right place with your knowledge of the Durham/Chapel Hill area, the various neighborhoods, your attention to detail, and your professionalism.  I always felt that you were acting as my advocate; you made certain that I was fully informed of the neighborhoods I was looking in, and of the types of building materials used in some houses.  When I finally found a place that I wanted to purchase you were with me every step of the way-making certain that I had a good inspector, and helping me negotiate with the seller to have any needed repairs completed before I moved in.  I cannot thank you enough for your warmth, expertise, and for helping to alleviate the stress involved in buying a new house.

Sincerely,  

Helen Shapiro

On this snowy wintery day, sitting in our new home very relaxed, we are reflecting on our pleasant experience with you in selling our former house that made it possible to move into the new house.

In looking back we wished that we contacted you earlier when we decided to sell our house. Unfortunately, our initial listing was with a different company and was a frustrating experience for many months.  This earlier frustrating experience resulted in taking the house off of the market.   

We are delighted we had a chance to meet you under this very extenuating circumstance.  At the very first meeting with you we felt that you are the person who could help us. Your positive attitudes, suggestions to improve the marketability of the house and encouraging words were very comforting to us. We were impressed that your efforts resulted in steady stream of potential buyers coming to our home.  It is hard to believe that the house was sold in three months after we listed with you.  Your additional help in processing the transfer of the ownership is also very much appreciated.  

There are no words to express our gratitude for your efforts. It will be our great pleasure to lend our hand, in any way, in assisting your business.  It will be a pleasure to welcome you to our new home.

 

Suchi and Hamsa Suchindrans

We recently used Christine to help us sell two homes and find us the perfect "Blended family" home - all within a short time frame.

We couldn't have done that without Christine as she helped us navigate the process with ease and confidence. I would highly recommend Christine!

Lisa Neal

Dear Christine,

I am writing to thank you on behalf of Buck and myself for the abundant assistance you offered us as we purchased our new condo and sold our home. All this was done in a remarkably short period of time and your well organized and highly professional work made it possible.  The mark of a great realtor is not just how she shows houses, but the high level of teamwork she brings to both sides of a transaction. The inspection report was the most detailed and prompt I have ever seen. Your home stager was efficient and very helpful in a practical way. Your closing attorney was thorough and efficient. And you made sure there would be no surprises. Even the moving company and house cleaners you recommended all did their jobs in a way that exceeded expectations.

Personally, your careful dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s way of doing things in a level headed way made all the transactions and negotiations simpler, straightforward, and ultimately successful. And the more difficult the problem, the more we learned we could trust you to advise and follow through.  I won't hesitate to recommend you again, Christine. You clearly earned all the awards and recognition you have gotten for your work.

We were lucky to find you and wish you continuing success.

Best regards,

Kay Goldstein

To whom it may concern, We are delighted to provide an enthusiastic letter of reference in support of Christine Khoury. On July 15th, 2015 we moved out of our house at 3636 Trail 23, just outs ide the Surrey Green neighborhood, where we had lived since 1987, into a new house that we had built in Chapel Hill. We chose Christine as our real estate agent based on a strong recommendation from a friend who had worked with Christine a couple of years earlier on a house in Surrey Green that had sold in less than a month after listing. Christine provided a very comprehensive service that included staging the empty house and arranging for attractive photos to be taken for her advertising material. She also arranged for an inspection that allowed us to deal with several cosmetic issues prior to listing, which occurred on August 1st. We were pleased to see that a large number of potential buyers that were soon looking at the property, with each viewing being communicated to us, with their comments, by Christine. We soon had two potential buyers who made offers for the house, one of whom eventually came to an agreement with us to buy the house at about 95% of the listing price. The sale was finalized in early October. Throughout this process Christine was the epitome of professionalism. She communicated with us constantly and was always available to us. She did an outstanding job of staging the house, generating attractive advertising material and generating interest. We would certainly highly recommend Christine to anyone thinking of selling their home-we were certainly glad we chose her!  

Bryan & JoAnna Cullen

Christine Khoury was my Realtor for the sale of my late mother’s townhome. I felt comfortable with her from our first meeting. She was sensitive to my loss and respectful of my mother’s home and wishes.

I had never sold a home before. Christine explained the process and answered my questions. She was gentle and took the time to listen and for us to make a personal connection.

Christine helped me ready the home for sale. She recommended a professional organizer to help sort through my mother’s belongings. She suggested several repairs, and when they were finished, Mom’s home looked so fresh and inviting I felt confident it would show well.

I wanted to sell the home within a particular time period. Christine helped me set a reasonable price and made sure the house was ready in time to take advantage of the local market.

Christine and her staff were terrific about communicating with me and staying on top of all the details with home inspectors, the homeowner’s association, and the buyer’s agent. I trusted her advice and we reached our goal.

I feel fortunate to have had Christine as my Realtor. I had an excellent experience and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.

Ruth Baldwin

Dear Christine,

We thank you again for all your help on our recent house purchase in Chapel Hill.  We greatly appreciated the fact that you never gave up on us, even when we began looking for a place hesitantly over a year before we finally made a decision.  Although you needed to deal with us the "old-fashioned way", as customers who weren't particularly internet-savvy, you clearly had and made good use of that savvy yourself, to gain information and to speed the communication process.  You showed us pertinent properties and didn't waste time on others.  You always knew which professionals to call: inspector, engineers, surveyor, repair people, attorney, etc., and you were generous in offering recommendations, while always allowing us to make the final decisions.  It's clear that you have a trustworthy network in the area, and the members of that network hold you in mutual high regard.  It was also helpful that you had such a good working relationship with the seller's agent.

We suspect that it might not be normal that one's agent continues to assist "post-closing" in aiding the moving-in process, as you have done.  We're grateful.

Although we don't have much background with real estate transactions, our recent experience with you in Chapel Hill was definitely superior to our simultaneous experience of selling our home in Hilton Head, SC, which was speedy but more stressful.  We look forward to an ongoing friendship with you in our new community.

With thanks and best regards,

David and Nicola Jordan

Christine Khoury sold two houses for me within a six-month period in 2011, and I can't speak highly enough of her dedication and professionalism.  I would certainly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

Christine gives it to you straight: the optimum way to prepare your property for the market.  And she has a strong support team to help make it happen, especially after my family had moved from the area.  Christine drew for a list of reliable contractors to make the necessary changes and repairs, following up each time to make sure things were done right.

Christine kept us informed throughout the process, without being intrusive, gently guiding us toward a successful outcome each time.  I relied on her expertise and experience all the way.

Steve Bawden - Brookline, MA

To whom it may concern,

We would highly recommend Christine Marklin Khoury as a Real Estate Broker.  At the advice of our neighbors at our Chapel Hill townhouse, we contacted Christine to sell this property for us.  Right from the start, she was very professional, knowledgeable and efficient.  We followed Christine's advice to have the property staged and it sold within 6 weeks of putting on the market while two townhouses on either side were for sale for months and they are still, as of this date, on the market.  We totally accredit this quick sale to Christine and her knowledge and insight of the market and what it takes to sell properties.

Every contractor that Christine recommended for the work we needed was highly professional, excellent in the work they did, and got the work done quickly and at a competitive rate.

In summary, Christine is by far the most professional and proficient realtor that we have been associated with in over 35 years of real estate property transactions and we would not hesitate hiring her in the future,

 

Yours,

Jeffrey and Jennifer Bender

Dear Christine

It is a pleasure for Mike and me to provide a letter of recommendation.

We highly recommend Christine Khoury as a real estate broker in Chapel Hill.  We first met Christine when we were looking for a house to buy in Chapel Hill when we were relocating from Manhattan.  Christine made a lasting impression with her knowledge of the local market and well prepared relocation package of information for new residents.  When we wanted to sell our house, Christine came highly recommended and we were more than happy to have her represent our house for sale as we also recalled our first impression of her professionalism.

From the onset, Christine did everything she could to present our house in the most favorable light in a competative market.  She had prefessional pictures of our house taken for the marketing materials. She brought over rocking chairs and a patio set to make our front porch and patio look more welcoming.  She hosted open houses and sent email blasts to local brokers and her marketing list.

When it came to pricing, Christine knew the local market well and provided excellent counsel on how to get our house sold.  With good communication and pricing our house very competitively, we were able to have our house sell in less than two months.  She oversaw the completion of the punch list requested from the buyer, knowing we were stretched with our relocation to Los Angeles.

Christine has made the sale process easy and worked well with our relocation specialist.  It has been a pleasure to work with Christine and we highly recommend Christine to anyone who is interested in woking with a warm, bright and friendly broker to get their house sold.

Warm regards,

Margarita Lam & Michael Bowdish

Dear Christine

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping us find and purchase our first home.  We are so happy to have this amazing townhouse to come home to everyday and to begin our married life in.

When we started house hunting we knew very little about the process.  As first-time buyers we had hundreds of questions.  You never flinched and always took the time to help us find the answers we needed.  Your patience and understanding really made us feel comfortable working with you.  It was important to us to have a realtor who we could trust and you never once made us question whether you had our best interests in mind.

We never imagined that our first place would be as awesome as the one we got!  Our new house is comfortable and convenient.  With one of us working at Duke, and the other in business in Chapel Hill, the location could not be better!  We look forward to many happy years in our first place.

Even after we found "the one," you helped guide us through the process of closing and made sure everything was in order.  Thank you again for all of your hard work. We are truly grateful and we hope many other first-time buyers will have equally wonderful experiences working with you.

 

Warm Regards,

Jessica Schonberg and Thomas Womack

Dear Christine

We commend you for a job well done.  Arranging the sale of our home during these difficult times is proof of your diligence and professionalism.  Your advice was always right on and your confidence in the value of each recommendation, for example updating the kitchen and staging the rooms after we vacated, helped us decide to make the investments.  No doubt these investments led to our home selling ahead of others in this crowded market.

We will be pleased to recommend you to your prospective clients, and wish you continued success.

Sincerely,

Mel and Betty Hochhalter

Dear Mrs. Friedman:

A short but most sincere THANK YOU for the kind remarks regarding Christine.  I totally agree with you that she is truly a Relocation Specialist.  She works hard and is completely dedicated to her Clients.  She is the epitome of a Professional.

If we can be of service to you at any time in the future, please let us know.

Have a GREAT day in Chapel Hill

Sincerely,

A.C. Robbins

Thank you for all your assistance with the sell of our McCauley townhouse.  Your guidance and advice were always on the mark and greatly appreciated.  You helped make the sale pretty painless, and we are very grateful.

Jacque Grady

Dear Christine,

"Lucky" is probably the best word to describe how we feel about choosing you to help us find our dream home in Chapel Hill.

It wasn't easy to find all the criteria that we wanted in one single house, the search was very long and you were very patient, flexible and understanding. And most importantly, you were always available to answer any questions and to follow up with our requests, whether it was early in the morning or late at night.

You never hesitated to show us more homes and provide us with your valuable advice. All along we felt that you wanted the best for us, not only as a place to call home but also as an investment.

We can't thank you enough for your help, hard work and sincere advice. We strongly recommend you to the next newcomer to the Chapel Hill area, they will immediately feel welcome and at home. They will also feel as lucky as we did to work with a person like you.

Sincerely,

The Moussa Family

Dear Christine

I wanted to write a letter as a means of formally thanking you for your dedication to assisting me with purchasing my first home this month.  While I have been contemplating purchasing a house for several months now, I was stymied by the fast paced complexities of the market.  Your professionalism and expertise were just what I needed to turn my desires into an actual, brick and mortar home.  Time and again, I was struck by the amount of trust that a home buyer must place in the hands of her or his realtor; it is with the utmost sincerity that I write that my trust in your in depth knowledge of both the real estate market and the process of selling and purchasing a home never wavered.

At each step of the process, you knew when to move onto the next house, what to ask of the seller, and what each person-from inspector to loan processor-should be doing when.  Your poise and timelines held each person accountable and ensured that closing occurred in the least stressful and most time-sensitive fashion to meet my needs.  As a tenure-track, junior faculty member, I did not have spare time to conduct due diligence and address incompetence.  Fortunately your combination of "hard nosed", Mid Atlantic business acumen, combined with Southern sensibilities to relationship building, ensured that my time was not wasted.  Moreover, as a native of Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, D.C area, I was grateful for your ability to bridge the cultural divide.

Please know that I would be delighted to provide my very highest personal reference for you to any of your future clients.  Thank you again, Christine.

Kindest regards,

Kirsten Corazzini, PhD

Dear Christine

We can't thank you enough for once again making a "transition" in our lives so easy!

Four years ago, when we moved to Chapel Hill from the Northeast, your expertise and knowledge of the Chapel Hill area was invaluable.  You were familiar with the community, the surrounding area and the schools.  You listened to our needs, and quickly were able to narrow the field of available homes down and helped us find, and get settled in a perfect home for your family.  We loved where we were and absolutely loved living in Chapel Hill.

Fast foward four years, and we found ourselves moving again.  Needless to say, it was a difficult economic time and we weren't quite sure "if" we'd be able to sell our home!

Not only did you assist us in preparing the home to show and sell quickly, but you priced our home perfectly for the market and had a contract in less than one month.  Even more amazing was selling it in such a difficult market for more than we had originally paid!  We still cannot believe our good fortune and have you to thank for it!

You are a true professional!  Whether purchasing or selling a home, your responsiveness and assistance was irreplaceable.

We highly recommend you to everyone and wish you all the best.  Please know that if we return to the Chapel Hill area, there will only be one phone call made!

Thomas and Kimberly Nevin

My name is Mike Pellegrini and I am writing to you to let you know what a wonderful agent you have in your office.  She worked very hard for months to help me find the home of my dreams.  She is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and caring.  I could not have asked for a better agent to guide me through the daunting home buying process.  I think she was more nervous than I was as settlement approached.  Not because she feared the process but because she really cared that I found that right home, in the right neighborhood at the right price.  And I am happy to say that I did.  She is a true credit to HPW and I thank her for all that she has done.  

Mike Pellegrini

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