Client Endorsements

Client Endorsements

What Clients Say About Working With Masha Halpern!

"We highly recommend Masha Halpern! She is such a lovely person and a talented realtor. She really knows the triangle area and all the ins and outs of buying a home here. She is extremely reliable, patient and knowledgeable. We moved from California where the real estate market is very different and she helped us to navigate our move at every step. You feel like you are in good hands and that she has your best interests in mind. Plus she is very enjoyable to be around and makes looking at homes a very pleasant and fun process. We are so happy to have found Masha!"

Beth and Manny Spira 2018


"Masha made my first home purchase so much easier than I expected it to be! She was willing to accommodate my work schedule while arranging for multiple showings in a single day in a variety of areas, while I tried to narrow down my preferred location. Once the house was chosen, she knew exactly how to proceed and which inspection experts to call in. She managed communication with sellers, inspectors and the attorneys up until the date of closing arrived, making the entire process less stressful overall. I highly recommend Masha whether you are considering buying your first home or last

Wanda Lloyd - Purchased home with Masha in 2017


"Masha facilitated the sale of our home in Chapel Hill, the community while unique had to have the attention of a very skilled Realtor, especially since we were living in Charlotte and starting the build of a new home and the extensive travel we do for work made for some challenges. The marketing, feedback, numerous showings were all done seamlessly and we could not be more impressed with her abilities,from start to finish, we highly recommend her services. Her professionalism, market knowledge, and communication skills were top notch."

Jeannamarie Shephard - Sold home with Masha in 2017


"Masha guided us through every step of the process from "when should we go on the market?" to "That's it--we're done? That wasn't so bad!" This shouldn't have mattered, but it did: we liked her as a person. We enjoyed simply talking and laughing, with her. Even getting us to sign endless forms didn't phase her. She always had them organized, could explain every phrase and paragraph, and didn't seem to mind explaining again--and again. We liked her, and we liked doing business with her. She provided capable workmen when necessary, staged our house with taste and style, and calmed our jitters with aplomb. She knew what we should fix and what the new owners would want to do themselves. If left to our own instincts, I think we'd have made the wrong choice in every instance. And did I mention, our house sold for more than we'd thought possible?"

Bonnie Olsen - Sold home with Masha in 2016


"Masha couldn’t have been more helpful or supportive. She is proactive, attentive to details, experienced, and wise. She is also very efficient. I don’t think that I have ever dealt with anyone who responds to inquiries and problems so quickly and so thoroughly as she does. She is also very pleasant to work with. I recommend her without hesitation."

CW Wooten - Sold townhome with Masha in 2017


"Masha worked very hard to get me the house of my dreams! She persevered when the owners of the property were being difficult. She is terrific! 

Sue F. - Bought her home with Masha in 2016


"Working with Masha to buy our condo was a great experience! She explained all the steps. Her knowledge of the process and wonderful personality made it easy. Thank you Masha!"

Ina Persia - Bought her home with Masha in 2016


"Masha really stuck with us through a long process of choosing not just the right house, but the right path. She recently told me that she wanted me to be able to stay where I am and be happy there for a long time. You know your realtor is your friend when she doesn't want you to move again!"

Bought home with Masha in 2016


"We are HUGE Masha fans! She's so professional, calming (she acted as our counselor during our sale) and positive with great attention to detail. We love you, Masha."

MaryAnn & Andre Ristaino - Bought home with Masha in 2016


"Masha & Team: Thank you so much for helping us find our perfect house! Your help was great while we were in Maryland and so far away. From negotiations to taking our friends on house tours, we couldn't thank you more. We will be sure to tell our family and friends about the great work you do!"

Ryan & Karen Gilmore - Bought house with Masha in 2016


"We worked with Masha in the search for a home in Chapel Hill for when my husband retired. She showed us several neighborhoods including Governor's Club in which we instantly fell in love. Our first plan was to build a house and Masha very fastidiously drove us around to all available lots in Governor's Club. This took some hours and she was so patient!! We eventually came to the conclusion that it would be too difficult to build a house in that terrain from a long distance (we were moving from Texas) and so we asked Masha to send us the details of all the homes for sale in that community. By that time it was necessary for us to travel back home so Masha emailed us the information. One of the stipulations I had made was that I really wanted to have some kind of water view - I'm sure Masha thought to herself - heck, we're in the Piedmont - where am I going to find them water!! As luck would have it a house came back onto the market that week and she sent us the details of it. What do you know - it had a pond behind it!! We loved the look of the house online and arranged to fly back to NC that weekend!! Masha made herself available to us and we toured the house in question. Our search was over - subject to our offer being accepted etc., etc. which it was! Masha really did go above and beyond the call of duty and was always so gracious and cheerful about it all!! We would definitely recommend her to anyone considering this area for their new home. Not only do we consider Masha to be the best Realtor in town but she has also become a dear friend."

Fran & Brian Biggin - Bought their home with Masha in 2013


"Working with Masha has been a memorable experience...a positive memorable experience. Rarely have I had a business experience where I would recommend an individual 9 years after the interaction. It was a pleasure and rewarding experience that I remember to this day."

Bob Gunn - Bought his home with Masha in 2006


"Masha feels like a friend and I trust her. Love the [holiday] pies but really appreciate the care and attention all year long."

Debra Barksdale - Bought her home from Masha in 2002


"Masha was superb! Attentive, responsive and truly professional in all aspects. We were moving internationally and she was on top of everything. We couldn't have done it without her and wouldn't think of buying or selling another home without her."

"Thank you for your support, diligence and outstanding efforts in helping us to find our home in Chapel Hill. We cannot express how much we appreciate all that you have done for us."

"Superb. Masha is a consummate professional, patient, fastidious, and made our move possible. We would not consider buying/selling another house without her." 

Ben & Leanna Isserlin - Bought & sold their homes with Masha multiple times


"We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for making our home-buying process so easy and enjoyable. Your assistance and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process, and we especially appreciate how organized and efficient you were."

Sarah & Jordan Komisarow - Bought their home with Masha in 2014


"Masha, thank you so much for all of your hard work and guidance throughout this process. We really appreciate everything you have done and cannot wait to move into our first home! We look forward to working with you again in the future!"

Liz & Ryan Billings - Bought & sold multiple homes with Masha as a Real Estate Agent 2013


"Masha Halpern is a FANTASTIC Realtor, excellent work commitments. The entire process with Masha was far smoother than I could have imagined. Masha sent me updates daily. She was a big help every step of the way from the beginning to end. I highly recommend her service if you are looking to buy or sell."

Marisa Schneid - Bought her home with Masha in 2015


"Thank you for all your hard work and effort to help the Keane's find their first North Carolina home! We feel blessed to have worked with you, as it took someone special to work with us and to work through all the details! We so much appreciate you and all you have done for us. When we are ready to do this again, you will be our first call!"

Ed & Joni Keane - Bought their home with Masha in 2006


"Masha has been very good about explaining each step of the process. Masha has been very responsive to all my questions and needs - very helpful! She is very friendly and inclusive. A pleasure to work with!"

Jane Carey - Bought her home with Masha in 2014


"Awesome! We could not be happier with the job Masha did for us! We were first time homebuyers and she was friendly, very knowledgeable and very professional!"

Harry Thomas & Joe Cawley - Bought their home with Masha in 2012


"Masha was so helpful, especially being that we were first time homebuyers. She really helped us to understand how this whole process works. Even before we signed her on as our realtor, she sat down with us and explained how everything works. We would recommend Masha to others with absolutely no reservations! She is awesome!"


"Masha, we would just like to thank you for making our first home buying experience absolutely wonderful. From the first time we met, we felt such a connection with you and you constantly put us at ease. Once again, thank you for all of your hard work and for looking out for us through this entire process. We greatly appreciate everything that you did for us. Your are awesome!"

Stacy & Cecil Outlaw - Bought their home with Masha in 2010


"Masha was very professional re: all communication and transactions She was easy to contact and quick to respond to calls/emails. She guided us through the process as needed. We would highly recommend her to others."

Carol & Cam Enarson - Bought their home with Masha in 2009


"Amazing! Masha is exceedingly organized, professional and seemingly tireless, always going the extra mile. Thank you for making this one a wonderful experience!"

George & Meredith Pratt - Sold their home with Masha in 2009


"We wanted to let you know what a GREAT job you did in selling our town home. We have bought and sold many properties over the years, but can truthfully say that this sale was by far the most professionally handled real estate transaction we have ever been involved with. You made this sale so easy for us - you handled it all. Thanks so much for all of your help."

Hunter Lumsden - Bought his home with Masha in 2008


"Thank you for the excellent service you provided as you helped me locate and purchase a new home. Your knowledge of the area was very helpful. You were always responsive to my questions and concerns, and emailed me promptly, even on holidays! You have a very diplomatic way of dealing with people and situations. I appreciate this style. We love our new home and are very happy with the neighborhood and the area. Your ongoing advice and orientation skills have helped a lot."

Leslie Green Butler - Bought her home with Masha in 2008


“Masha is, quite simply, the very best real estate agent that we have ever used. Due to my husband's job, we have moved over 7 times, so I have worked with a number of agents as both a seller and a buyer. Masha is head and shoulders above every other agent that we have used in four states. She has extensive market knowledge and has a tactful, laser focus on how to sell your house within that market. She was easy to work with, open to ideas but also not afraid to be straight up with you. She is a savvy marketer and really worked to make sure that our house sold quickly...which it did. I have great respect for her and her business acumen.” May 23, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Savvy Marketer, Extensive Market Knowledge

Julie Wolk - Sold her home with Masha in 2002


“Masha was recommended to help us sell our house in 2007. She did an excellent job and helped us close the deal, and the sale effortlessly - despite the fact that we living overseas at the time! Eight months later, when we decided to move back to the Triangle, Masha served as our buyer's agent, tirelessly working until we found a house that worked for our entire family! Masha is terrific to work with, she listens until she really understands what you want, and she is creative about helping you get it. We highly recommend her and will use her services in our next move within the US!” June 10, 2008

Top qualities: Hard working, Professional, Creative

Leigh Shamblin - Hired Masha as a Real Estate Agent in 2007, and hired Masha more than once


Masha provided excellent service on both dealings we had with her. First in purchasing a property and three years later selling the property. Masha is a consummate professional, knows the area, and works very diligently in working for us. We did not live in the area and Masha made sure we were up to date on the transactions she was working on. Masha also made sure after we purchased the home we were informed on any issues in the area. Full customer service.
Greg and Bette Vervais” June 10, 2008

Top qualities: Excellent Service, Consummate Professional, High Integrity

Gregory Verais - Bought and sold their homes multiple times with Masha


“I have known Masha for the last 5 years through our common interest in real estate. We first met at a real estate conference. Masha was always very personable and willing to share her ideas. When I had a chance to refer a client of mine to someone down south, the first person that came to mind was Masha. I knew that she had the expertise to serve my relocating clients.. I also knew that with her positive attitude and infectious personality, that she would get along great with my client. If I ever get another client transferring to her area, I would only be happy to pass her name along again. Thanks Masha (A great Realtor and great friend) Best Wishes, Scott Darling” June 10, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Scott Darling, Real Estate Broker in PA - He refers his clients relocating to Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, NC to Masha - 2006


“I have been Masha's real estate virtual assistant for nine years and she is THE ONLY Realtor I would recommend to anyone considering buying or selling property in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area. She goes beyond your expectations to ensure your property is marketed effectively. She listens and delivers for her clients.” August 17, 2008

Kim Hughes, Real Estate Virtual Assistant, Kim Hughes & Company - Real Estate Virtual Assistant
to Masha at Keller Williams Realty


“As a business owner, I appreciate (and emulate) Masha's gentle persistence in marketing her services.

As her client, I found Masha to be highly sensitive and responsive to my needs and a real "can do" person with regards to finding solutions to my particular requirements. She is highly knowledgable, capable and skillful as a real estate professional. Most importantly, she really listened to me and modified her approach to conform to my wishes as we went through the process. I am delighted to recommend Masha as the consummate real estate professional and someone who, undaunted by market conditions, finds a way to make a win-win deal.” June 10, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, 'Can-Do' Attitude

Nancy Crew - Bought & sold her homes with Masha multiple times


As my property was located in another city and there were extensive details to iron out before closing, I felt you handled this for me better than I would have done on my own. You were very professional and knowledgeable about the complete transaction.” 

JoAnn Crews


"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."

Valery Polyakov, Ph.D


I thoroughly love and enjoy the house and think you were outstanding to the end.

Gary Soba, Tarheel Sports Marketing

"I have bought a home and a condo through Masha and I have been more than happy with her professional way of helping me. She was always on time for our appointments, answered all my questions. If there was a question she couldn't answer the, I know next morning I would get a call from here answering that question. I could always depend on her. I refer her to anyone buying or selling a home." 

Linda Darling, Durham, NC


Masha understands that every deal is unique; therefore she will diligently put forth all the time and effort necessary to satisfy the best interest of her client. 

Warren Samberg


"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". 

Mohit and Reena Bhatnagar, Prabhadevi, India


"Masha, There is no way we can thank you enough for your help, good advice, hospitality, attention to detail, concern for our interests and continuing friendship. You are much more than a “dynamite Realtor” you are a warm and wonderful person. We are lucky to have met you and have had business with you."

Pete and Helen Reinhardt


"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."

Tom and Julie Wolk


“Masha, you left no stone unturned in trying to sell our house. You ‘ran interference’ for us and we can’t think of anything you didn’t do to help us out.” 

Gayle and Larry Triplett


“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 Masha Halpern to any of our friends or acquaintances that require the services of a professional, effective, efficient, knowledgeable, and above all friendly, realtor."

Ron and Rebecca LaVallee


"Masha, I just wanted to thank you for super-efficient service from the start, through all the ‘bumps and bruises’! It’s been good working with you and I’ll contact you when it’s time to sell our town home.” 

Diana and Nick Celenza


"Rebecca and I just wanted to let you know what a GREAT job you did in selling our town home at Village West. We have bought and sold many properties over the years, but I can truthfully say that this sale was by far the most professionally handled real estate transaction I have ever been involved with.

You made this sale so easy for us – you handled it all. Thanks so much for all of your help."

Hunter Lumsden


“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.” 

Michael E. Altman


Your name will be on the tip of my tongue if I know someone that might be looking to buy/sell a house! 


"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.”

Kent Cleland

"I commend her ability to support not only the challenges of the sale of my current home but also in assisting in the purchase of the home that my son and I now enjoy. Masha has tremendous insight into the challenges of a hectic lifestyle of a demanding career while being a single parent. Being new to these challenges, I was unsure of what type of things to look for in a home. Masha’s patience and guidance in finding a new home have illustrated a new appreciation for what a “best in class” realtor can do for me.

Masha was sensitive and experienced in handling our specific needs under my circumstances. Masha’s ethics on being impartial to both parties earned her the vital trust to facilitate the sale. Her attention to keep us focused on a common goal was critical in achieving the sale of our home. This reduced stress on the entire family while going through this very disruptive event. "

Brent Stonebraker

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Keller Williams Realty
101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27514
Direct 919-951-1780
Toll Free 877-478-4669
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Masha Halpern of Keller Williams Realty provides real estate services in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area including real estate services for buyer, sellers and those relocating to the surrounding areas of Apex, Bahama,Cary, Efland, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Mebane, Raleigh, and Wake Forest. Search for homes in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham or the surrounding communities.  Request a market analysis for your North Carolina property.  I list and sell residential real estate, investment property, vacant land, lots for sale in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham, North Carolina area.

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