Ron and Rebecca LaVallee

“My husband and I wanted to personally comment on the exceptional and excellent service we received recently from your firm in the person of Ms. Masha Halpern. Masha acted as our buying agent and assisted us in finding an appropriate condominium, securing a mortgage, and guided us through to closing.

Her professional demeanor never prevented her from acting as a ‘friend’ in what turned out to be a very trying move for us. Because my husband and I are now both classified as students, despite the fact that we are in our mid-forties and had just sold our home elsewhere in North Carolina, the whole loan process was extended and complicated. Masha kept us informed, patiently listened to our frustrations, and did everything possible to help us navigate all the roadblocks posed by the mortgage company and their underwriter.

Masha far outperformed the much older, more experienced realtor who handled the sale of our former home in Asheville.

We will, without the slightest hesitation, recommend Ms. Halpern to any of our friends or acquaintances that require the services of a professional, effective, efficient, knowledgeable, and above all friendly, realtor.

Valery Polyakov, Ph.D

"I am very impressed with Masha's professionalism, knowledge, and desire to accommodate her clients' wishes. In addition to that she had sufficient courage to tell us the realistic price for the house, while every other agent overestimated its value.

Masha is, perhaps, the finest and most experienced real estate agent I have ever met."

Kent Cleland

"I am writing to thank you for the excellent service I received when my father and I purchased a property here in Durham this fall. Our REALTOR, Masha Halpern, was an immense help and was the model of professionalism and respect throughout a somewhat intricate and difficult closing.

From the very beginning, Masha listened carefully to my descriptions of the type of place I was looking for. She made realistic suggestions and was always honest about the benefits and drawbacks of each place I visited. She always kept an open mind and made note of my comments for the purpose of narrowing my search to places in which I would be interested.

In our numerous telephone conversations and meetings, she always maintained the appearance and demeanor of a professional. Along every step of the way, she knew the status of my file and what needed to be done next. Her organization kept the closing process running smoothly. When troubles developed because of mistakes by the lending institution, she did a better job than me of keeping in touch with the bank to check on the status of the loan. With each new problem that arose, she immediately contacted me and made suggestions for keeping the closing process moving along. She went out of her way several times to help expedite the closing. In addition, whenever I had a question about the closing or the loan process, she always gave me a complete answer and took the time to make sure I understood what she was saying.

After closing, she contacted me twice to make sure that everything was still going well and that I was happy with my selection. In short, she helped to make a difficult closing go more smoothly and she stuck by my father and me throughout the whole process with informative and accurate advice and suggestions. I would recommend to any of my friends that they should contact her if they were interested in purchasing a home in the Durham area.”

Michael E. Altman

“I am writing to express my thanks concerning the excellent treatment my wife and I have received while dealing with Masha Halpern on our recent home purchase.

Masha took great pains to make sure our experience as first time house buyers went as smoothly as possible. At any time she was willing to go out of her way to help us with any aspect we did not understand, and I assure you this was often.

Mrs. Halpern showed great patience, expertise, and a very caring attitude. In the future you can be assured we will return to Masha for further assistance in the real estate market.” 

Tom and Julie Wolk

"We cannot speak highly enough of the whole selling experience, guided by Masha. This is our third relocation, so we have a good deal of experience with real estate agents on both the buying and selling ends.

Masha Halpern is a credit to her profession--she gets results because she is a savvy marketer, clear communicator, and assertive negotiator.

Above all, she remains ethical and committed to making the buying/selling process a positive, successful experience. She is simply the best out there."  

Mohit and Reena Bhatnagar, Prabhadevi, India

"We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the wonderful job Masha has done in selling our residence in Chapel Hill. She did a great job of marketing the house through flyers and her website and also the speed at which the house on the market was closed for sale.

We wish her luck in all her endeavors and will highly recommend her as a professional and hard working sellers' agent".