Andrew Palumbo Broker-Partner
After college I joined my father full time in his Real Estate and construction operations. At first I worked as a full time licensed appraiser as well as assisting in general contracting services. We gave up the appraisal business in the late nineties and focused primarily on Real Estate sales and residential construction. As the market is tourist base, we built condominiums, typical vacation homes, and grand scale luxury resort homes. Over the last decade most of our work was custom build, timber frame homes, which if you have never seen, is just a spectacular style of construction. My father carries on our family tradition today, and recently celebrated 40 years of real estate sales and construction in southern Vermont.
After too many long cold winters to count my wife and our two small children moved to Durham, North Carolina. After a quick stint in financial sales with Fidelity Investments here in Cary, I spent some time running a landscaping business with an old friend from Vermont who has been working in Durham and Chapel Hill for the last 15 years. This time allowed me to learn more about the surrounding areas and rejuvenate my passion for Real Estate. I now have over 25 years of Real Estate and construction experience to aid me in helping you with your Real Estate needs. Particularly my experience as an appraiser and general contractor give me insights to the market and homes themselves that a typical Real Estate agent does not have. I know what aspects of an area or a home can best drive demand. I have a hands on knowledge of the appraisal, mortgage and underwriting process. I can therefore more easily guide you through the purchase and sale process. I look forward to putting my experience to work for you.
2016 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society
2016 My NC Homes named 100 Most Influential Real Estate Team in NC
2015 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society
2014 Coldwell Banker Sterling Silver Award
2011 - 2016 Zillow Premier Agent
- Office # 919-659-6173
- Cell # 919-451-7868
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Andrew and Larry are awesome. They worked with us through the entire process. They are extremely responsive and knowledgeable. They made useful suggestions and kept us informed through the entire project. They made my job so easy and relaxed. I would highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs. They are very professional and highly ethical. No hesitation with them. Estate Home Seller, April, 2016Keith Headman
We were first time home buyers that knew what we wanted. Andrew was great. He understood our needs and took all the steps need to accomplish the goal. He walked us through the process and made sure to check with us every step of the way to make sure we were comfortable before processing. He even meet us on a day off to get some paperwork. Thank you Andrew! We love our new home!
Home Buyers- September 2014Latoya Schultz and Brian Powell
We worked with Andrew Palumbo to buy our home and we were thoroughly impressed. From the first time we met him, he was extremely easy to work with and really understood what we were looking for. Andrew was an expert on the area and the process in general, which was a great asset to us as it was our first home purchase. During our search, we were interested in houses that we could work on and improve over the next few years, and Andrew's knowledge of construction upgrades/repairs was a great help as he could give us an idea of what costs and work might be involved at each home. He was also very quick to answer all our questions and made time to show us houses as they came on the market. Overall, we cannot recommend Andrew enough. Working with him was absolutely wonderful and we plan to work with him again! Home Buyer January, 2016Patrick Hogan & Kelsey Pieper
Andrew helped us find a charming and solid home in Durham, and was exceptionally patient and available to us the entire way through. Our budget wasn't high, and the house we bought was pretty inexpensive, but we always felt like we were at the top of Andrew's priority list. He was willing to show us a lot of homes and tolerated our indecisiveness so well, asking questions to understand our needs and reservations, then thoughtfully sharing his opinion without being pushy at all. We were also impressed by how involved Larry was, even though Andrew was our main agent. As first time home buyers, we started out inexperienced, but through Andrew and Larry's guidance and expertise, ended the process with a real sense of confidence in what to look for when buying real estate. This is due in part to Andrew's previous work experience in construction and landscape, and we really benefited from that. Obviously, we would highly recommend Andrew and MyNCHomes
Home Buyers - November 2014Jordan & Francis Motta
Andrew is a fantastic Realtor. He is engaged and will ensure you see the houses that fit the needs you describe. His communication is outstanding with quick response times and detailed answers to your questions. If there are items that you might be missing he provides insight.
In our experience with Andrew and team we were delighted with the level of detail in the service. From Andrew's great work to his team's concierge service we could not be happier with the great work they do.
I would highly recommend working with Andrew and his team if you are in need of realty service
Home Buyers May 2015Jaime and Miranda Sanchez
To set the stage: We were pressed for time. We had to be out of our previous house very quickly, and our travel schedules cut that timeline down even more. That meant that we had to be incredibly aggressive with our home viewing schedule, and Andrew was absolutely up to the task! Not only was he swift, he was honest and helpful with all of the construction knowledge he brought to the table. We've been in our new home for about four months now, and we keep feeling better and better about not only our purchase, but going with Andrew and My NC Homes. Home Buyers August, 2016Nina Baltierra & Richie Kahn
Andrew was amazing to work with - he walked us through his plan for selling our home step by step. He explained not only what he recommended but WHY it was important and what impact it would probably have on our goals in selling our home. His advice, guidance and marketing helped sell our home quickly and made the process as stress-free as possible. We highly recommend Andrew and My NC Homes to anyone looking to sell their home in the Triangle! Home Seller June, 2016Corinne & Jeremy Belch
"I am a new, happy homeowner thanks to Andrew! I cannot say enough about how attentive and knowledgeable he is when it comes to buying a home. He made sure we were taken care of and felt comfortable every step of the way. Since this was my first home, he offered to go over the process and paperwork thoroughly, and he made it all easy to understand! He was always available for questions, no matter how many I had. He also kept me on track with our timeline for putting all the pieces together, like the inspection, any work we needed done, homeowners insurance, the mortgage loan application and approval, and contacting the lawyer. He translated legal forms for me and tailored the home-buying experience to my preferences. He made great recommendations for having any repairs done, and I'll definitely ask him for his contacts for future repairs as well. He's also just a great person and comfortable to talk to and be around! He clearly has a lot of experience and I highly recommend hirining him for your next home purchase!"Leah Parrish 1st Time Homebuyer Durham 6/2018
"Andrew helped us immensely to purchase of our first home. We trusted him whenever we had to make important decisions and during tough calls. He was very respectful of our choices (and changes in mind) but was always there to offer his expert opinion on all aspect of the transaction. Andrew was very responsive and always showed the houses we wanted even the same day. We ended up finding a great house and he was available to send an offer and negotiate on Easter Sunday!" Paolo Bocci - First Time Durham Home Buyer 2017Paolo Bocci
After interviewing several realtors, with decided to work with Andrew and My NC Homes. We found him to be detail oriented, responsive, knowledgeable about the local market conditions, and easy to work with. All through the process, he stayed on top of all of the details and was very helpful in negotiations. We greatly appreciated his advice and would highly recommend him.
Sellers - July 2015Craig and Ginny Scmidth
I had a fantastic experience with Andrew! This was my first house purchase and Andrew was enormously helpful in explaining and guiding me through the process. Durham was extremely competitive when I was house hunting. Many houses were selling in less than a week and plenty were selling in less than two days. In spite of that, Andrew helped me find a house that I love.
Home Buyer - July 2015Charles Noneman
MyNCHome’s Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo confidently and successfully guided us through the complexity that comes with the sale of an existing home and the building of another. With patience, professionalism, and, most importantly, serving steadfastly as our advocates during this process, they ensured that the sale of our house maximized the return in which we sought and the negotiations and building of our new home met all of our needs. Their combined knowledge of both the process, what to expect, communication with the builder, and recommendation of an ethical and reliable inspector set our minds at rest. They were tough when they needed to be as clearly demonstrated in their ability to ask the right questions of the builder which ensured that the job was done correctly and no detail was left out. We strongly recommend this team to anyone who is seriously considering a sale and then a build. As a family with a young child, the stress and uncertainty that such a project can bring can be daunting. Having the right team is everything and Larry and Andrew get it done. Period. Sellers 2015 / New Construction Buyers 2016Nathan and Parul Goetz Sellers 2015 / Buyers 2016
We worked with Andrew Palumbo as our buyer's agent when looking for a home for our move from WV. He was always available on our schedule with our infrequent trips to NC to show us properties we selected. When we located a home that we had previously looked at but was not currently on the market, he contacted the owner for us and negotiated a fair price on our behalf. He also setup the inspections and attended them when we couldn't be there. He maintained frequent, timely correspondence with us at all times and arranged for a closing that we didn't have to attend. He offered us professional advice not only with our purchase, but also in relation to the sale of our home. I would recommend anyone considering property in the greater Durham area to strongly consider MyNCHomes as your realtor.
Home Buyer - August 2014Richard Newcome
Thanks again for your assistance in selling our home. I wanted to give you a bit more feedback. As you might remember we were considering two other realtors at the time we were looking for someone to list the house. What guided us to choose Larry and you, was the fact that you had a well developed website with lots of information in contrast to the other realtors whose websites served just as little more than a business card.Nonna Skumanich- Seller Durham 6/18
We were also impressed by how well you understood the market (and the research you did in preparation for our first meeting) and also we had
the sense that you would be a strong and active negotiator. These traits put you ahead of the competition.
So thank you very much. We won't hesitate to refer others we know to you and your team. - Jeff and Nonna
We first met Larry about more than a year before we bought our home and he was kind enough to show us some properties we were interested in. We were first time home buyers and when we were finally ready we reached out to Larry who introduced us to Andrew. By this time we knew exactly what we wanted. Andrew was great. He understood our needs and took all the steps need to accomplish the goal. He walked us through the process and made sure to check with us every step of the way to make sure we were comfortable before processing. He even meet us on a day off to get some paperwork. Thank you Andrew! We love our new home!
Home Buyers - February 2014Nick Kuhn and Andrea Roush
If selling a house again, I would certainly want to work with Andrew again. We had a home out in the country that we expected to be on the market for 2 months or so (due to average time on market). Andrew's online strategy helped generate a large amount of traffic and we received the winning offer after just a week. Andrew helped us navigate the negotiations, even while at an out-of-state wedding on Easter weekend!
Andrew and the My NC Homes team are very organized, ready and able to help with the many tasks of getting a house market-ready, and his advice was always valuable.
Seller - August 2015Meg and Patrick McElwee
Andrew J. Palumbo was an amazing agent to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the area we bought a house in. He came with a great recommendation from a friend which it turn was a very great choice on our part to use him through the process. He always responded to us in a timely fashion and was all about business. No sugar coating things he gave us very useful and real information. He also has a good sense of humor that makes looking at houses fun. He's an amazing realtor and I would recommend him to anyone and use him again if we choose to buy another house one day. Home Buyers, FSBO, March, 2016Jasmine Johnson & Erika Lewis
Dear Larry and Andrew,
Thank you for giving us a worry-free process during an otherwise difficult time. Everything that you promised in the beginning worked out pretty much as you said. Anthony was very professional and conscientious about the details. I am glad that our mother's house will be a good home for people who appreciate living in Chapel Hill as much as she did.I will always be glad to recommend you to other clients.Monika Greenleaf Chapel Hill Seller 2017
Happy New Year to you and yours -Monika
"Andrew sold my last house for me and got me way more money than any other realtor I talked to thought we could get. It was because he understand the value proposition that my old house offered. He brought in a team of workers to get the house ready to show and list it properly. He did such a great job that we got a full price offer on day 1. This was before the boom in Durham. From the moment we signed the rep agreement, everything went perfectly smoothly and I knew I was in the best hands. All of this experience convinced me that I could never use another realtor. Then, for two years he chased every rainbow I pointed at, through budget changes and me figuring out what I actually wanted, with enthusiasm and sound advice. He then helped me through the process of being outbid 6 times in the madness that is currently the downtown Durham housing boom. When we finally found a house we loved he expertly ushered us through the negotiating process, helping us find the best people to work with. He answers the phone, he was wise, patient and a true gentlemen. He surrounds himself with good people. I can't recommend him enough."
Buyers Chapel Hill September 2017Aaron Greenhood and Daniella Uslan
Andrew is an expert of his field. He has local knowledge and market understanding. We are grateful to him to help and guide us in buying our very first home as beautiful as we imagined. Thanks. Home Buyer June, 2016Balvir Singh
Andrew was absolutely terrific from the first moment we were connected to him up until even after we closed! This guy knows his stuff. We were first time home buyers, so we had endless questions. He helped us consider things that we didn't even know we should be considering. He has incredible experience in construction, so helped us look at windows/walls/doors/air conditioning/foundation at every home we viewed. He always responded right away to our emails and texts. We had multiple family members come to town before we closed, and he went out of his way to show the house to them even though it was the weekend. Andrew was extremely helpful and honest in telling us if a house was overpriced, if he thought we should offer a little more, etc. We would recommend him 100 times over to anyone buying a home, especially for first time buyers. We continued to go to him for help after we moved in for questions about our dishwasher and plumbing. He is kind and helpful, he made the buying process painless and fun! Homebuyer August, 2016Brandon and Sarah Bowser
Wick and I can not thank you enough for your personal input resulting in the excellent above asking price signed contract on our house!!!! Just unbelievable that it was on the market for showing less than 24 hours and we have a signed contract ! I know Andrew has the highest value for your very astute and experienced advise, as do we...
I personally called Andrew to thank him since he has been indispensable in getting this miraculously quick and outstandingly priced contract for us from the very beginning, when getting contractors to the contract signing today !!! He has military diligence and valuable knowledge about every aspect of getting a house ready for market.. a true leader and go getter!!
Your team and company have honestly provided us with the highest level of service and integrity that we have ever received.... We look forward to your continued support as we move forward to a successful closing on May 26. It will be our pleasure to recommend your esteemed realty office and Andrew as well as you to anyone needing the BEST! We our sincere thanks.
Home Sellers April 2015Wick and Kris Wickliffe
Andrew Palumbo and Larry Tollen have been wonderful to work with especially because they worked out many details of the transaction while we lived in another state. They both have complete knowledge about the finer points of real estate and go the extra mile in getting things done. We worked primarily with Andrew and his attitude is always calm,cheerful and efficient. He worked closely with his partner to insure that the deal went thru without any hitches. You will be fortunate to have Andrew on your side. A really nice guy and a great team.
Home Buyers - November 2014Michael and Paula Schneiderman
We were prepared to move in early summer, During the late spring we contacted Larry Tollen and Andrew Palumbo. As a result of meeting with them, we were given a game plan for staging our house, pricing and timing. We followed their recommendations and five days after our house was listed, it was sold. To you prospective sellers, get in contact with Andrew and do what he says. You'll be very happy.
Sellers- July 2015John and Mary Burbridge
It has only been 11 days since we closed, but it feels like so much longer. I want to thank you for your persistence and patience in guiding us to our home purchase. We appreciate all the effort you put into every showing, every rejected offer, and the final successful transaction – somewhat rocky though it was. There were several times when I wanted to do something foolish or futile, and you diplomatically brought me back on track, and I am grateful for that.
Homebuyers September 2015Joel and Nai-I Finney