What Our Buyers Say

"I would totally recommend Dede. We were long distance buyers and Dede went out of her way to preview properties that we saw online and give us feedback on them. Also we appreciate the work Todd did for us when Dede was unavailable."

—Cynthia | Agent: Dede Hall

"Great realtor with comprehensive knowledge of the Durham and Chapel Hill markets!! Helped us buy a house in Durham quickly in a very competitive market. Great advocate for the buyer!!! "

—Linda | Agent: Sudi Swirles

"We wholeheartedly recommend Susan. She not only knew our wants and needs but knew the neighborhoods and their houses."

—Kenneth and Margaret | Agent: Susan Peak

"Dede really knows real estate. She was incredibly helpful through out the process and has even recommended great contractors to us since we closed. She is also genuinely nice and we like her a lot."

—Gavin and Denise | Agent: Dede Hall

"We had the pleasure of working with DJ Maniace who met the challenge of finding us a great home despite the fact that we were new to the area, had not bought a property in 34 years, I was dealing with a broken foot, and the virus was in the air! She was a great partner, bringing things to our attention and overall making us feel like we were her only clients. Unqualified recommendation!"

—Nancy | Agent: DJ Maniace

"Dede was helpful, informative, friendly & professional and helped through each step of this process - especially valuable because we were first time home buyers."

—Lindsey and Paul | Agent: Dede Hall

"Katie Joyce is a terrific agent. She represented us nearly six years ago as we were buying a house, and just represented us again for selling the same house, hence we worked with her as both buyers and sellers. Katie knows the real estate business inside out. She knows the local market very well, works effectively with other agents, is facile with the nuances of rules and regulations, and is as nice as they come. We recommend her highly."

—Kelly | Agent: Katie Joyce

"This is a high quality organization that works swiftly, effectively, and reliably. They are always efficient and professional, in all aspects of the process of buying and selling a home. Sudi Swirles sold us our first home in 2007, helped us find our second home to fit our growing family, and then sold our first home in a matter of days. She guided us expertly through every aspect of the process, was hands on and thorough, but was never pushy. She deftly intuits what you want and need in a house and helps you find it. I very highly recommend them!"

—Ellen | Agent: Sudi Swirles

"We can't say enough good things about Laurie Myer. She is thorough, detail-oriented, patient, honest, and dedicated to finding the absolutely right place for her clients. We have not only enjoyed working with her, we consider her to be a friend. She is a 10++ all the way!"

—Barb & Jim | Agent: Laurie Myer

"First time homebuyer here. I got hooked up with Todd Cromer through Redfin, and I am so happy I did. He was crucial to our success in crafting a successful offer in this hot market. I didn't know an earnest money from a closing cost, and he walked me through all of it. It's been months since closing and he still checks in. He is kind and funny and a joy to work with. I couldn't recommend him more highly."

—Julie | Agent: Todd Cromer

"I can't say enough about the positive experience we had and continue to have dealing with Todd Cromer. He has been unbelievable to work with. He has provided first class service, from picking us up at the airport, finding places to stay and eat and showing great patience while we looked for our home. Once we found our special place he continued to be involved with the overall purchase, home inspection and overseeing work that needed to be done prior to us moving in. He even made special trips to measure the windows for curtains for my wife. As we sit here in Florida on our vacation Todd continues to oversee the work on the house to ensure its ready for us to move in. Todd is no longer our Realtor he is our friend - what more can I say !!!!!! Anyone moving into the area, you need to ask for Todd, it will be the best decision you make."

—Steve | Agent: Todd Cromer

"We worked with Dede Hall for both selling a unit in May 2018 and then purchasing our new place in February 2019. In selling our old place Dede was expert in working with the tenants who were renting from me, and they commented to me how pleasant Dede was. Dede was great working with us, and incredibly patient, in helping us find what we wanted - rather than trying to sell us on something we didn't want. We're in love with our new place, and would wholeheartedly recommended Dede for any part of a real estate transaction."

—Matthew | Agent: Dede Hall

"Susan Peak was truly a dream to work with — incredibly patient, and always on the look out for the perfect home. She was very organized, professional, incredible attention to detail, and responsive! It has been a difficult market for buyers, and I felt safe in her hands while she worked with us to help us find our first home."

—Erin | Agent: Susan Peak

"Ann's professionalism is outstanding! Trustworthy-- very professional and helpful in any way. Pleasant, nice appearance! Prompt in taking care of any situation!"

—Helga | Agent: Ann Cavallito

"It's always smooth sailing with Dede Hall. She's accessible, efficient, sensible, and cheerful -- everything one could ask for in a realtor. She's just helped us with our third home purchase, and we're grateful for her expertise."

—Judy | Agent: Dede Hall

"Prompt response time, always stayed in touch & kept an eye out for our wants, listened well, patient, flexible, available, never pushy, provided us with a good variety of properties & resources, researched our questions, went above & beyond during our closing process to let us in & help us during inspection/repairs. Overall, Todd is genuine, knowledgeable, helpful, straightforward, honest & kind. We so enjoyed working with him!"

—William and Jean | Agent: Todd Cromer

"Jane is professional and hardworking, yet she also shows such genuine interest in our family.  She always had our best interests at heart, was a great listener, and really seemed to care about us.  Jane also has an excellent network within the community and really knows Hope Valley well."

—Julian and Elizabeth | Agent: Jane Phillips

"She knows the area very well and doesn’t pressure you. She seems to enjoy showing homes to people."

—Megan | Agent: Laurie Hutchings

"I was very pleased with Dede’s professional skills & personal professionalism!! We seemed to have an excellent verbal connection In accomplishing an efficient exchange, it was a pleasure to work together!! Surely to my benefit!!"

—Alice | Agent: Dede Hall

"Katie did an outstanding job helping us relocate back to Trinity Park from Philadelphia. She truly understood what we were looking for in a home and helped us find our dream house. Katie was a true professional every step of the way. We were especially grateful for the tremendous work she did to  schedule multiple inspections in a short period of time and navigate some complex negotiations with the sellers. We would wholeheartedly recommend Katie to anyone who was looking to buy or sell a house."

—Cindy & John | Agent: Katie Joyce

"Katie was very down to earth.  She listened to what we wanted as well as what we might want.  She is very well traveled which corresponded to our lifestyle.  Overall great experience with her."

—McKinley and Jewal | Agent: Katie Joyce

"Dede has so much knowledge about the market, and always had the answer to our MANY questions. She’s a pleasure to work with. We had one week to look, and her preparation and organization were fantastic."

—Mike and Melissa
 | Agent: Dede Hall

"Clone Todd! Todd was extremely helpful and guided us through the home buying process from start to finish.  As first time home buyers, Todd’s assistance was invaluable in making this a great experience for us both."

—Kimberly | Agent: Todd Cromer

"Professional, courteous- easy to trust! Laurie Myer did a fantastic job helping us purchase our first home!"

—Elizabeth | Agent: Laurie Myer

"Prompt replies always; helpful with various aspects as I was doing this search for a home on a tight time frame and from out of town. Treated me like a friend as we drove around to properties. She figured out what I wanted and encouraged me to voice my opinion to help her."

—Lisa | Agent: Dede Hall

"Todd Cromer helped my partner and I purchase our first home together. It was a fabulous experience and we will definitely be staying in touch."

—Shelby | Agent: Todd Cromer

"Todd Cromer is the BEST! I was an out of town client and he treated me the upmost professionalism you can hope for in an agent and more! Trust me, he went beyond the call of duty and I truly appreciate him for that!"

—John | Agent: Todd Cromer

"Katie is very attentive, understanding and prompt. She was on top of the details of the process and walked us through each step. She was enthusiastic and pleasant through it all even with other external challenges. Very dedicated."

—James | Agent: Katie Joyce

"Jane doesn’t push her clients into any decisions they are not comfortable with, especially during negotiations.  She goes beyond the call of duty in helping clients. She is also delightful to work with and has a very tactful way of telling clients what they need to hear, not what she thinks they want to hear.  Exceptional!!"

—Bruce and Kathryn | Agent: Jane Phillips

"Ann Cavallito was fantastic. She kept us informed at all times of our responsibilities and kept us up to date. Showed us many properties without pressure and made it fun to find our dream home."

—Donna & Bart

"Anna was amazing to work with when buying our first home! She answered all of our questions and made sure we understood the entire process. I would highly recommend Anna for anyone looking to buy a home!"

—Rebecca | Agent: Anna Fadel

"Todd and Dede were fantastic agents! Always quick to respond to email/text, and took the time to explain each stage of the process. It was that education component that made me feel confident as they guided me through selling my townhouse. Definitely recommend them if you're buying or selling a house in the area."

—Stuart | Agent: Todd Cromer & Dede Hall

"Laurie is a thoughtful and knowledgeable broker who is able to strike a balance between the needs of the client and the job at hand (helping them to buy or sell).  She never loses focus and is an excellent negotiator."

—Jeffrey and Pamela | Agent: Laurie Jahnke

"Jane has helped our family buy and sell at least six properties in the last six years. She is now a dear friend who gives good advice on real estate and Durham in general. She is always looking out for us."

—Jeffrey and Carson | Agent: Jane Phillips


Katie answered my questions about the market with knowledge, authority and specifics. She steered me to the right properties and steered me away from properties that, on paper, had caught my eye but that weren't remotely suitable given my criteria. She made time for me, kept to an agreed-up schedule and drew up offers at lightning speed when we found ourselves in competitive bidding situations. I always felt I was in good hands, and ended up in the house that was right for me.


—afrankjr | Agent: Katie Joyce

"We are first time home buyers that had the pleasure of working with Stuart! He was patient with us, paid attention to our needs and was available virtually around the clock. Thanks to him, our home buying process was not nearly as stressful and difficult as we thought."

—Lonna | Agent: Stuart Shefter

"I have already recommended Katie to several acquaintances. She has been a great help in the entire process, very receptive to my needs and preferences. Her knowledgeability was also a great resource in negotiating and advising on what would be appealing to the seller but still with by best interest at heart. I would definitely want to work with her in the future."

—Marion | Agent: Katie Joyce

"Laurie wasn't pushy or over bearing. She was low key, patient, and listened well. She offered sage advice and her opinion but wasn't a lobbyist, pressuring us to a course of action. This was our first transaction and she was a very effective and helpful guide."

—Brian and Carolyn | Agent: Laurie Jahnke

"Laurie Myer did an incredible job for us on our home purchase!  We were on an extremely tight timeline, new to the area and not sure what we wanted.  Laurie was supremely organized, provided excellent advice, and got us into a home we love in less than a month from the start of our search!"

—Jay | Agent: Laurie Myer

"Outstanding customer service. DJ went above and beyond throughout a lengthy and protracted process."

—David | Agent: DJ Maniace

"Susan was incredibly knowledgeable with all of the details throughout the entire process. Susan was able to connect us with great people during our inspection process that enabled us to move forward with confidence. Given we were moving from out of state, this was so helpful and appreciated."

—Scott and Catherine | Agent: Susan Peak

"On the top of the negotiations process, trustworthy, fun to be around. Really grateful for her service!"

—Roger and Jennifer | Agent: Susan Peak

"Todd Cromer helped us purchase our first home in 2016, then helped us sell it in 2022. Both buying and selling with Todd through Peak, Swirles, & Cavallito Properties was a fantastic experience, and we would happily recommend him to others looking to buy or sell a home in the Durham area. Todd has gone above and beyond as a realtor and friend to us, and we sincerely appreciate all of his help!"

—Kimberly | Agent: Todd Cromer

"We love Susan and your agency. This is our 2nd house she has helped us find/buy and we will keep coming back. She is thoughtful, caring, responsive, engaged and an advocate for home sellers/buyers."

—Elina and Charles | Agent: Susan Peak

"Laurie also provided prompt responses to our email and phone calls. She made the whole process very easy and was very reliable and knowledgeable, which was great for us as first time home buyers.  Also, Laurie went above and beyond to meet with us when we requested.  Just a great guide in this whole experience."

—Mary | Agent: Laurie Jahnke

"Jennifer was an extremely detailed oriented broker.  From the beginning of our relationship she listened carefully to our needs and priorities, she patiently worked with us to view a wide range of homes and non our wishers, she took copious notes and communicated effectively with the seller, and she insured we were informed and well represented throughout the buying process. Jennifer is dedicated and committed to client satisfaction. A++"

—Stephen and Shelby | Agent: Jennifer Nichols

"We absolutely love working with Dede Hall!! She helped us buy our house in 2015, and sell it in 2020. She had all the records from before and remembered almost everything, and since we were moving out of state with a new baby, she also had a guy lined up and took care of everything! From the moment we met back up to discuss selling, she put our minds at ease and did a great job guiding us through the process. We got our house sold just in time before the COVID lockdown thanks to her!"

—Kaitlyn | Agent: Dede Hall

"As first time homebuyers, we were positively blown away by our wonderful experience with her, and if we move again, we hope to work with her at that time. Jane is knowledgable, personable, quick to respond, and thorough in her work. In addition, she is fun to talk to and put us at ease from the start. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome to Durham and honestly could not have had a better experience."

—Cal and Lilly | Agent: Jane Phillips

"Jennifer worked with us for over 2 years off and on as properties came on the market. She kept us updated on new listings-keeping those that she knew we would not like off our radar. Jennifer always kept us in the loop and did all she could to make things easy-which they were!"

—Stephen and Shelby | Agent: Jennifer Nichols

"Dede cared so much about finding the right home and paid attention to my likes & dislikes that she could tell if I would like a property …on her knowledge of it & my taste (although she would never turn me down if I, sometimes wrongly, insisted on seeing a property)."

—Charles | Agent: Dede Hall