What Clients Are Saying
"Wendy was our real estate agent for a land purchase. I would strongly recommend her. She is incredibly knowledgeable and extremely responsive. Having Wendy in our corner and advocating for our best interests was incredibly comforting and set us at ease throughout the whole process, especially as first-time property owners. As we experienced some additional challenges through the process, Wendy was a steadfast source of support."
R Pinion, Durham
"Wendy is everything you could want in a Realtor. She is incredibly responsive, has great communications skills, pays close attention to details, and is really smart. She is also a warm and kind person who has her clients' best interests at heart. My husband and I bought a house with Wendy's assistance in 2008 and then sold that house with her help in July 2022. She was very patient with us during the buying process, showing us many homes until we were clear on what we wanted. I spoke to her many times over the past few years as we considered selling the home. She always was friendly and helpful. When we decided to put the house on the market, she did a great job marketing it. She also gave us a thorough list of things we could do to enhance the home's value. In addition, she helped stage the home, bringing her own accessories and placing them where needed. As we were lucky enough to have multiple offers within a couple of days, Wendy helped us negotiate and choose the best offer. I can't recommend her highly enough. She makes buying and selling a home as easy and pleasant as possible."
M Lynn, Chapel Hill
"Hey Wendy, I heard the great news from my mum about the house. I know you offer all of your clients your special mix of expert professionalism and consistent care, but I just wanted to reach out to say a specific thank you. Your patience, sensitivity and directness means a lot to her and to me. The way you show up as a person and a professional is truly a gift."
K Richardson, Durham
"Wendy is the perfect combination of being a serious professional and a warm person you can easily trust. Buying a home is a daunting and overwhelming process, but Wendy walked us through every step, catching things we needed to pay attention to and helping us avoid risks. Wendy is always on time, prepared with information, quick to respond and has an incomparable intuition for and knowledge of Triangle real estate. Before landing with Wendy, we met with a few other realtors, who were good but who each left us disappointed in some way. I've not met a more capable realtor and we even enjoyed our home buying process with Wendy! We are first time home buyers and were thrilled to close on the first house we offered on!"
C Hodge, Durham
"Thank you so much for your guidance and patience in this process. We are so lucky to have had you as our agent in this crazy market! We are so thankful for all the hard work you've put in to get us to this point. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insights with us; we could not have done this without you!"
S Jabr, Durham
"Wendy was absolutely wonderful to work with! Incredibly responsive to all of my emails and texts. I ended up purchasing a new construction home and she was also great working with the builder and inspectors to coordinate walk throughs, etc. I always felt like I could reach out with any questions or uncertainties, which was great being a first time buyer."
J Niznik, Durham
"Our recent move from the Chapel Hill/Chatham County area to Durham was made so much smoother with Wendy as our Realtor. In this competitive seller's market, having an ally like Wendy on your side can make all the difference. She helped us price the home right, created a wonderful photo and video display, and helped navigate what turned out to be a 48 hour, eight contender bidding war, resulting in a sale over $30,000 more than the list price. She made herself available literally 24/7 and helped us make the best decisions every step of the way! We high recommend Wendy Tanson as either a buying or selling agent as one of us has also both purchased and sold with her before...almost six years ago. When you find a pro, you stick with them!"
R Poer and R Hyra, Chapel Hill
"We've used Wendy twice, once when we first moved to North Carolina 17 years ago, and recently. She helped us find a new house and sell our existing home. She was patient with our numerous requests for what we wanted in a new home and offered her knowledge to help us make a successful offer. We love our new house. Wendy went through our house that we were selling and offered suggestions for staging, to show the best features of our house. We had multiple offers and were very happy with the offers. Highly recommend Wendy. Friendly, professional and successful, and will use again!"
K & I Goddard, Durham
"Our sale is all thanks to YOU! Thanks for the expert guidance, smooth process and all the extra work of being our remote eyes and ears. You are great and truly professional. And a pleasure to work with once again. Should we buy another property in NC we know who to call!"
D Cherk & D Chen, Chapel Hill
"As first time home buyers new to the Triangle area, we are SO grateful to Wendy for her help. She walked us through the process, helped us set realistic expectations, connected us with local experts (our lender, lawyer, and contractor), recommended a wining data-informed offer strategy (we got the first house we put an offer in on), and was overall super enjoyable to work with. We recommend her highly, and would definitely want to work with her again if we were buying or selling. Thanks, Wendy!"
E Porter & S Patel, Chapel Hill
"Wendy Tanson is an extremely knowledgeable and competent realtor. I have found her to be astonishingly available and responsive, often emailing several times a day with updates, thoughts and strategies. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy a house in the Research Triangle."
J Siegel, Durham
"Wendy was an invaluable asset during the crazy process of buying a home in this market. She made our experience as painless and easy as possible, and was an incredible communicator and advisor throughout. She is prompt, professional, prepared, speaks from experience and based on recent data, and after meeting us for the first time, knew exactly what our priorities were and what listings to send us in the first place. I truly can only say positive things about my experience working with Wendy, and hope to get to work with her again on our next home purchase, too. If you're not already convinced, pick up the phone and get on her schedule now - you will not regret it."
B Martin & S Barlow, Durham
"Wendy Tanson was fantastic! She managed to find us our dream home, in an extremely competitive market, during a pandemic! She went far beyond any reasonable expectations of an agent to make it happen. She skillfully met us where we were in the process, honoring our financial limits, never pushy, always supportive. She continued to connect us to skilled trades people for needed repairs far beyond closing. Wendy consistently demonstrated strong professional and personal ethics which made us completely comfortable with this complex process. We hope never to move again (exhausting), however if we do, we will only use Wendy as our agent. We are so very grateful to Wendy."
S & P Moore, Durham
"Working with Wendy was one of the best parts of purchasing a home. As first-time homebuyers, we had a lot to learn and felt intimidated by wading into a competitive seller's market in Chapel Hill. With Wendy's help, we found the perfect home two days after contacting her, and our offer was accepted! Wendy is incredibly knowledgeable about different neighborhoods in the area and she responds immediately, sometimes within minutes. She answered even the most mundane questions, and she held our hands through a stressful and speedy due diligence period. Even after closing, Wendy has continued to help us find local service providers for home repairs. I've known Wendy and her family informally for 15 years, but had no idea what to expect when we asked her to be our Realtor. Wendy is wonderful. Call her. You will be glad you did!"
S Thomson, Chapel Hill
"I've finally found my forever realtor! Wendy Tanson is one of a kind -- knowledgeable, professional, hardworking and to the point. All around an absolute pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of the Chapel Hill and Durham markets is remarkable and extremely helpful. I had initially hired another realtor who turned out to be a disappointment and a waste of money. Thank goodness I found Wendy. She is amazing! She came in, made all the right suggestions, worked around the clock to help execute them, and sold my house in less than 30 days in a challenging real estate market during the early days of the pandemic. I was so impressed with Wendy that when I decided to purchase an investment property recently, I hired Wendy again. She completed the transaction flawlessly. I have other projects in mind and Wendy is the one I would want to work with always. I cannot recommend Wendy enough. if you want a realtor who is hands on, dedicated, makes you feel as if you're her only client, is responsive, results-oriented, and truly works for YOU and has YOUR best interests in mind, then Wendy is your person."
B Griffin, Chapel Hill
"Not every realtor is willing to start working with a couple a year and a half before they are ready to buy. We know that because a couple of them put us off and encouraged us to come back closer to when we were ready to move. Not Wendy. She was friendly and helpful from the very first phone call. Throughout the time before we were ready to make a cross country move, Wendy kept us informed, answered all our questions, and did extra research with anything we needed. She was clear and very communicative throughout the buying process and helped guide us each step of the way. We are so glad we got to work with Wendy on this big adventure and highly recommend her."
T Broussard, Durham
"We really appreciate all your efforts in the house purchase, especially your patience and responsiveness. Once we sold our house, we really felt stressed to find a place. You did a great of of keeping us calm and centered. Our sincere thanks for all your help."
B Hely, Durham
"Thank you so much for your help throughout this home buying process. You have been an incredible support in a time of major transition. I appreciate your patience, guidance and care."
E Rubin, Durham
"From the first phone call I had with Wendy, I knew she would be such a great help in ensuring we got the house of our dreams. Wendy made our first home purchase a breeze and such an enjoyable experience. She is attentive to detail, cares about your individual needs and desires in a house and location, is patient and kind, and is always available for whatever questions may arise. We ended up buying the farmhouse of our dreams out in the country, and thanks to Wendy, the process and all transactions went smoothly and quickly. If you want someone to help you buy or sell the perfect home, choose someone with integrity and honest character, and someone who is devoted to ensuring your needs and dreams are met: choose Wendy."
N & J Reed, Middlesex
"It was a pleasure working with Wendy to find our beautiful lot to build our new home. Wendy was very patient with us as our wishes changed throughout the process. She was very knowledgeable on multiple areas and was always happy to suggest and show us new areas for our consideration. Wendy's communication skills are second to none and she was always fast to answer a question thoughtfully and thoroughly. Wendy's honesty, commitment, expertise, professionalism and attitude sets a high standard for the real estate industry and we highly recommend her!"
D & L Jasany, Apex
"Wendy is a gem. I have used her for two sales and one purchase since 2015. She is hands down the most knowledgeable, professional and responsive realtor I have ever worked with. Highly recommend."
R Rendahl, Carrboro
"My wife and I worked with Wendy over a period of several years to find the perfect house because we were unwilling to settle for anything less. During this process we were compelled to back out of a contract one week before closing. Wendy was supportive and understanding of our reason and helped us get our deposit back. She was extremely patient during the entire period and never pressured us to compromise our objectives. She is knowledgeable, offered excellent advice and is a calm and easy person to work with. We highly recommend her."
J Klein, Chapel Hill
"Wendy helped me buy my first house, and made the process as easy as it could be during this crazy time. What a story to tell! I appreciate Wendy's guidance, advice and attention to detail -- she is great at what she does. Wendy's responsiveness was unprecedented and gave me a ton of confidence that she had a handle on my home buying process while juggling many others. If you're moving to the Raleigh-Durham area and want someone with years of experience, confidence, and a great understanding of the local market, Wendy is a sure pick. I will certainly be a reference for Wendy in the future."
B. Trachtman, Durham
"Over a period of six years, Wendy helped us buy and sell a condo in Chapel Hill and home in Chapel Ridge. Her knowledge of the market and especially what buyers look for is incredible. Been through good markets and bad and Wendy handles both with aplomb. She knows the whole area extremely well. Wendy has all the tools that great Realtors have and among the best of those skills are her ability to listen and her responsiveness. She actually understands what you, the client wants, not what she wants to sell. And when the deal is closed she makes everything go smoothly. If we move back our first call will be to Wendy."
W. Kuchta, Pittsboro
"Wendy is an absolute pleasure to work with. She not only demonstrates exceptional knowledge of the market, homes and neighborhoods, she is extremely honest and responsive."
C. Samant, Chapel Hill
"Wendy Tanson helped us close on the sale of our home in the middle of the pandemic. A further complication was we were 3,000 miles away. We were most pleased with her rapid response to all communication, help with workmen and inspectors, and last but not least, her knowledge of the market. She listened to our needs and tailored the sales strategy accordingly. We recommend Wendy for her professionalism, courtesy and acumen to any who seek a smooth real estate transaction."
M. Koetke, California
"I highly recommend Wendy. She has many years of experience, is kind and personable, and extremely responsive and communicative. (I never waited longer than a few minutes for her to answer a text). In addition, she was a calm and steady presence in what can be a very stressful process."
B. Leiro, Carrboro
"It was absolutely a pleasure to buy our wonderful 140 West place with you. You made it all flow so smoothly that it was a done deal in an amazingly short time. We are sure it is because you really care so much about your clients. Thank you for helping us realize our dream of being real Tarheels."
D. Levy, Chapel Hill
"I have worked with a few real estate agents and the experience working with Wendy was the best. Trying to find a house in a seller's market was incredibly stressful but her experience and patience was very reassuring. Wendy made sure we had all of the tools possible for us to make decisions that would fit our needs, not just on the property, but throughout the rest of the process."
A. Evans, Durham
"I have bought two houses and sold one with Wendy’s assistance. She is knowledgeable (her numbers on comps have come in extremely close to the appraisals, and in one case these calculations helped us tremendously in a competitive situation as she identified value that was beyond the asking price), extremely responsive, unwaveringly patient, and has a sharp eye for details. Her experience can guide you through all of the tricky situations (competing offers, delays in closings, repair negotiations, etc.). And she knows the area well. She will certainly be our first call for any further realty needs."
J Metcalfe, Durham & Chapel Hill
"We recently worked with Wendy Tanson to purchase a home, our eighth time buying or selling. Of all the realtors we have dealt with over the years, Wendy is by far the best. She is an expert in the field with many years of experience, and is competent and kind. She gave us wonderful guidance, which was especially appreciated since we are new to the area. You can’t do better than Wendy!"
C. Dugas and M. Ardis, Durham
"Wendy Tanson is an excellent real estate agent. Her competence and attention to detail were invaluable throughout the process. Wendy really listened to what we wanted in a new home and any listings she sent to us were always on point with our desires. Her knowledge of the market and willingness to share her professional opinion were a great help through the many decisions of buying a home. Wendy was always calm, professional, and excellent at communicating throughout the process. Working with Wendy was the best decision we made. If you need to buy or sell, definitely call Wendy!"
M. Bridges & W. McSwain, Pittsboro
“We truly want to thank you for all your help, support and guidance. Your expertise is unrivaled and we have seen you go above and beyond to support us throughout the process. The profession is lucky to have someone so experienced, honest and caring.”
A & M Crollman, Apex
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with you throughout the process of buying our new home. You have been so friendly, as well as truly helpful. This is our first real time buying a house, and as difficult and stressful as it was, you made it much simpler for us. Thank you for all the time and energy you devoted to us. We are so blessed everything worked out in the end, and without you, who knows what may have been. We are truly thankful. We had a great feeling about you when we found you, and will definitely refer people to you. They will be in great hands!"
M Harding & D Nyholm, Durham
"Bryan and I have been in shock and awe since the rapid sale of our house. We can't thank you enough for your hard work on our behalf. You have a unique ability to engender trust and we are so grateful that we were able to find and work with you. You made the emotional and foreign process of selling easy and we are forever indebted to you!"
E Long, Orange County
"Over the past dozen years, I have dealt with numerous real estate agents as I have sold and bought residential property. Almost every experience left me feeling frustrated or disappointed. Working with Wendy Tanson has been the shining exception. From the beginning, Wendy was outstanding in every way. As I was living in a different part of the state, it was imperative that I have someone I trusted 'on the ground.' Wendy managed every aspect of the process flawlessly. From the time we first corresponded through the closing, I found Wendy to be completely accessible and responsive to all my queries and concerns. I always felt confident that I had an advocate who was working tirelessly and effectively on my behalf. She always kept the big picture in mind, but also tended to the myriad details that have the potential to derail a deal. I am now happily settled in a home that I love, and feel positive that I got a great deal, thanks to Wendy's expertise. If I every need to buy or sell, Wendy is the first - and only - person I'd call. In short, she is exceptional and I feel so fortunate to have worked with her.”
K Baer, Pittsboro
“As first-time home-buyers, we needed an expert, leader, and patient listener. Wendy Tanson was our answer. She championed us through the home-buying process flawlessly. We loved working with her, because she said out loud what we were thinking and ensured we found a home that was completely within our budget and reflected our wish list. She answered all of our questions -- before we even asked -- and remained alongside us through closing and beyond to ensure everything was in order. Wendy’s business style reflects her timeliness, accountability and sophisticated professionalism. We were never worried about not getting the home we wanted, because we knew Wendy would make it happen. And it was exactly that simple. She made this whole process so easy for us, that we can’t wait to repeat the process all over again with her some day!”
E Eubanks & D Bullard, Durham
"Wendy is as good as they get! My husband and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the incredible service she provided us during the purchase of our home. With her kind and caring nature, patience and calm manner, Wendy is a pleasure to work with. Her incredible attention to detail and proactive way of handling all of the facets of the process made our home search as easy as it could be. We wholeheartedly recommend Wendy for both buying and selling a home."
M Lynn, Chapel Hill
“You are an amazingly diligent, skilled realtor and it was a pleasure to work with you. While the process of selling our home was at times nerve-wracking for us, your lightening fast communication was always reassuring. Thanks for all of your hard work. We really appreciate it!”
W & T Edds, Durham
"You are our SUPER REALTOR! You did such an amazing job taking care of us -- I don't feel we can thank you enough! We can't imagine how difficult it would have been if it weren't for you. We will be forever grateful for all you've done."
N & D Grace, Chapel Hill
"Wendy Tanson is without doubt one of the most wonderfully efficient people I've ever had the good fortune to work with. Her attention to detail is fantastic, and as a consequence she made the whole experience remarkably stress free. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to one and all !!"
S Harper, Hillsborough
"I wanted to write and tell you again how much I appreciate everything you did for me. You were so wonderful to work with -- calm and competent. You have that rare combination of being a stellar professional as well as a warm and thoughtful person."
N Fantozzi, Chapel Hill
"Harvey and I can not express to you enough how much we have appreciated working with you. You are an outstanding realtor….truly amongst the best in the business, and certainly the best we have ever met. It is so hard to find someone (of any discipline) who is as on-the-ball, hard working, knowledgeable, professional, and full of integrity as you are. You never pushed, you always provided the most appropriate information…going well above and beyond our expectations of what a realtor should provide, and you worked as hard and were as excited when it turned out to be a piece of land we were buying, as when you thought we were buying an expensive home. We had the distinct impression that your personal bottom line was never, ever an issue, but, rather, the only thing that mattered was our happiness. We are full of gratitude, from our heart, to yours. Working with you has been an absolute pleasure! You are a stellar realtor and fantastic person. We will recommend you, without reservation, to everyone we can.
J Lazinsk & H Kellman, Hillsborough
"Wendy Tanson is amazing! She's incredibly knowledgeable, reliable, honest, kind, and committed to meeting her clients' needs. Wendy did everything she could to help make our move a positive experience. She went above and beyond in every way: responding to calls & email immediately, providing recommendations and resources as needed, and even checking our house herself so we could rest assured that everything was alright. Wendy worked with us long-distance to help us find a wonderful home within our budget and timeline. We've moved many times and have never had such a positive experience with a realtor. She treated us like family, caring about our satisfaction above all else. We cannot recommend Wendy Tanson highly enough...she's exceptional in every way."
S & D Emch, Chapel Hill
"During both our sale and purchase, Wendy was always "one step ahead". It is very re-assuring to have her on your side. Above all else, Wendy is deeply knowledgeable and consummately professional. We felt very well looked after at every stage of this process, and from the really big legal and financial issues to the selection of cleaning companies, electricians and plumbers, Wendy was always there with advice and the advice was always right! My husband and I could not recommend her more highly and never stopped being impressed by her skill and commitment through every stage of the sometimes stressful process of buying and selling."
L & E Hodge, Carrboro
"When my husband and I got married we both had a house to sell. It was overwhelming, but Wendy was amazing! We followed her insightful recommendations and each house sold in 3-4 days! Throughout the process she was there for us in every way, and she was able to handle every issue that came up. She helped us purchase our new home and we appreciated her expertise there also. Wendy is so capable, thoughtful and organized, I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!"
A Rosenthal, Chapel Hill
"Moving across the country and buying a house we'd never seen could have been the ultimate in stressful, but Wendy made it easy. She took care of everything, anticipated our needs, and made the whole process manageable. She always gave us her full attention, was kind, patient and extremely thorough. Should we ever decide to move, or hear of anyone looking for a great agent, there's no question in our mind who to call."
J & C Ramirez, Durham
"We are writing to tell you again how invaluable you were in helping us select our new townhouse. From our very first correspondence you have been accessible, highly informed and informative, an excellent listener, and an effective and speedy problem solver. We have been so impressed by your professional ability and warm interactions with us. We have no reservations whatsoever in recommending your services to others looking for property in the area."
D & J Levy, Chapel Hill
"Not only do we greatly appreciate your attentiveness, we are also grateful to have met you. I vividly remember during our first conversation when you mentioned that you were thorough. You have certainly performed beyond this statement! Your thoroughness and quality-oriented, professional attitude undoubtedly have played pivotal roles in your success."
C Shaw, Hillsborough
"Thank you for your time, patience and diligence in helping us find the right home! We greatly appreciate all you did along the way: answering all of our questions, providing insight, driving all over the place, and even finding a local map! It was great working with you. Thank you!"
K & I Dalton, Pittsboro
"Wendy is professional and knowledgeable, but more than that she is very charming, on several occasions going above and beyond the normal services expected of a realtor. We have moved numerous times during my husband's career and we can say without a doubt that Wendy is the best realtor we've met. Her knowledge of the area, not only houses, and her patience while we were trying to make a decision was remarkable."
K Goddard, Durham
"Wendy was very personable. She communicates information promptly and was such a pleasure for me to know as well as deal with. Could not say enough about her enthusiasm toward her work and her ability to work with people on a professional but very personal level."
M Cox, Chapel Hill
“We would like to offer our sincere appreciation for all you did for us during the entire home buying process. Your patience, knowledge of the profession, exceptional response time -- not to mention your warm and friendly disposition -- all combined to make the experience a positive one. Buying a home is a stressful (and exciting) time, but when you have a Realtor whom you trust and admire, it helps dissolve a lot of the unease. Again, thank you for everything.”
S & D Lynch, Snow Camp
“As first time home buyers, my husband and I were very nervous about being able to find what we wanted in the time frame we had available to us. Wendy quickly ascertained what we were looking for, and gave us good, practical advice about the process of selecting a home. She kept in constant contact with us, and as a result, we were able to find just what we wanted in a matter of days! I would recommend Wendy to any home buyer, first time or otherwise.”
H & D Woodward, Durham
"Thank you so much, Wendy, for going above and beyond the call of duty. You definitely went 'the extra mile' and we both appreciate it."
J & C Farley, Chapel Hill