Real Estate Experts501 Eastowne Drive, Suite 140
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"We were in a tough housing market and the seller didn't want to negotiate almost at all. Even still Jodi got me the best deal we could and continued to follow up after the purchase to help me get the right contractor for the right price. Highly recommend her services to all new home buyers."
Sam, Durham (Buyer) Wed, 22 May 2019 01:03:26 +1000
"I would recommend Jodi Bakst to anyone needing a real estate agent.
She cares: Jodi spent a year helping my family find our home. She was faithful to our search and adaptive to the changes in our moving strategy, and never made us feel pressured. It was clear she wanted to find the right home for our family, not just find us a house.
She is knowledgeable: As someone moving from out-of-state, the time I spent scouting the Chapel Hill area with Jodi could have only been possible with someone who is deeply familiar with the area. She was able to adapt our home search on the spot and within our time constraints, giving me not only important information about my new hometown, but the best options for family's home search.
She is incredibly competent: Throughout the search for, negotiation, inspection, and closing of our home, Jodi provided sound insight and advocacy. We trusted her advice and trusted that she was looking out for our best interest. She asked the questions that we needed to ask and had great referrals for brokers, home inspectors, etc. She did an amazing job of communicating throughout the entire process.
Jodi is professional, friendly, and "on-the-ball". We are very thankful to have worked with her."
Megan, Chapel Hill (Buyer) Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:41:40 +1000
"Karen was an outstanding realtor and exceeded our expectations in all matters.
Karen was a dedicated advocate for us.
We would highly recommend Karen. Her knowledge, advocacy, attention to detail, ability to understand our needs, and dedication to us as clients far surpassed any realtor we’ve known."
Chapel Hill, NC (Buyer) Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:46:37 +1000
"Jodi is a superior realtor by far. We have had used many other realtors in the past, as we have bought and sold several homes over a lifetime, but Jodi knew how to handle any challenge that came up, protected us from any potential loses, and helped us go the right way when there were difficult choices to be made. She also did what needed to be done without needing to be asked, which made things go so smoothly. I highly recommend her, and would never choose anyone else."
Terry Pierson, Chapel Hill (Buyer) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:17:34 +1000
"Jodi Bakst was recommended to me by two of my former neighbors that had used her to sell their houses. Jodi came prepared with all of her research for pricing and got my house on the market in less than a week. Jodi was always very prompt to respond to all my questions and communications. In the end the house sold at the full listing price in a few weeks. I would use Jodi again and recommend her to my family and friends."
Julie Haddix, Hillsborough (Seller) Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:26:14 +1000
"Karyn was so helpful during our purchase of our first home. She was knowledgeable of Durham, which helped us since we were new to the area. She was attentive to what we were looking for. She was so patient with us while we looked for our perfect home."
Kari Warning, Durham NC (Buyer) Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:20:13 +1000
"Karyn Cho made us feel like her only client. It was real white glove service. She was accessible and responsive, energetic and enthusiastic.
Karyn made us feel that she took personal pride in understanding our needs and was willing to show us many properties as we familiarized ourselves with our new location. She guided us through the process in a new state. She was fun to work with and made visiting potential homes enjoyable.
She recognized our forever home before we did. She had listened to all the things we wanted and saw immediately that this house checked all our boxes."
Ruth Pearce, Durham (Buyer) Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:58:24 +1000
"Great attention to detail and persistence!!"
Chip hughes in chapel hill (Buyer) Sat, 24 Nov 2018 05:46:52 +1000
"Jodi is an amazing negotiator; I'd say that was her strongest skill for us - and our most needed. She fought hard to get us the best deal possible, both in the initial negotiations and after our inspection turned up several things that needed to be fixed before closing. She was a strong advocate for us in a tough sales process."
Hilary, Durham (Buyer) Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:27:20 +1000
"I have met Karyn Cho few years back, when I was looking for a rental. There is not much work for a realtor in the renting process, but she still helped by making me aware of a few flaws about the house and even negotiating for a better deal.
This year I decided to buy me a house, for the first time. So again, Karyn helped me a lot. She explained every step in buying process and meanings of terms. Then Karyn energetically arranged showings, I had some houses shown within hour after being put on the market. She explored houses with me, pointing at strengths or defects that I would not have noticed myself. All the time, she actively communicated with me, providing information, documents, etc.
In the end, she prepared paperwork and made all appointments necessary to close the deal as soon as possible.
Finally, on top of her professional qualities Karyn is a nice and cheerful person, easy to reach out and to talk to."
David Shirvanyants, Chapel Hill (Buyer) Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:19:24 +1000
"Jodi provided a total package from :1) listening to our requirements, 2) assessing the initial condition of the property, 3) with her personal experienced contractors supervised the required repairs, 4) designed the improvements made to the property, 5) effortlessly dealt with contract negotiations, always keeping our personal interest at heart, and 6) finally closed the contract. We highly recommend her."
Kamaraju Sundar Durham NC (Seller) Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:06:18 +1000
"One of the staff was going to help us while Jodi was away and had lined up some properties to see. Due to an unfortunate accident, we were unable to complete this appointment, yet she called a few times to check on my husband's condition. I would definitely recommend Jodi and her staff to anyone who is looking to purchase in our area of NC.
I think it is testimony to the care, integrity and standards of this office. We have nothing but praise for Jodi."
Lois and Dick Sobel, Chapel Hill, NC (Buyer) Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:48:01 +1000
"Our agent, Jodi Bakst, was an advocate for our interests every step of the way. She listened to and understood the needs and hopes we articulated for the kind of house and property we wanted, and worked diligently to make them a reality. Always accessible and happy to hear from us, she presented us with great options, offered expert input, and helped us talk through our decisions. When the time came to make an offer, she kept us informed throughout the process while capably handling all the details and complexities to negotiate an equitable sale. It was a pleasure to work with her, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome!"
Joey F., Chapel Hill (Buyer) Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:42:38 +1000
"This house was in a difficult area, and Jodi guided us through changes we made to be competitive. We were very happy that we worked with her. She was professional and responsive in every way. We were especially impressed with her help in finding and guiding people repairing the house, and in the people she recommended to help us present the home, improving a number of areas (garden, interior, virtual staging etc). I would readily recommend Jodi strongly to anyone."
Klaus Hahn, Chapel Hill NC (Seller) Thu, 31 May 2018 02:30:56 +1000
"Jodi is great to work, available and listens to her clients. She also has a an excellent understanding of the local real estate market. I would use her again in a minute."
Phil Mason, Chapel Hill (Seller) Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:32:49 +1000
"Jodi was an exceptional agent. She helped us prepare the property for the sale and came up with the perfect list price. We received two offers within 24 hours of going on the market! She was available throughout the negotiation process. We are grateful for her hard work and expertise and will definitely contact her if we need a realtor in the future!"
Maya and Martin, Chapel Hill, NC (Seller) Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:04:23 +1000
"Jodi is a top notch professional and this has been by far the best experience I've had while previously selling 3 other houses over the past 20 years."
Barry Selman, Chapel Hill, NC (Seller) Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:33:22 +1000
"We had worked with Karyn when we bought our house. When we bought our property, we lived out of state and working with Karyn made everything go so much more smoothly. Knowing that we would be moving out of state, we wanted to work with someone that we could trust, someone that we knew would assist us with every aspect of the selling process, and someone that we knew worked hard and really knows what she is doing. We trust Karyn - her knowledge and expertise.
When we decided to move again, we knew that the only person we wanted to work with was Karyn. Karyn walked us through every step of the process. We knew that she would explain anything we didn't understand. I like that she educated us and always communicated the plan of what needed to be done next, either by her or by us.
Our only regret is that Karyn has not moved to Montana with us because I don't know if we will ever find another Real Estate Professional that we trust as much or enjoy working with as much as Karyn!"
Jill Harmon, Columbia Falls, Montana (Seller) Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:57:53 +1000
I am very grateful to have a person like in my life. You really amazing !"
Patricia Rodriguez -Durham NC (Seller) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:22 +1000
"Jodi helped me in my search for a townhouse in Chapel Hill. After we did not find any listed properties to my liking, Jodi contacted owners of properties not yet listed or on the market, but in which she learnt I may have an interest,
I ended up purchasing such an off-market property, and it would not have happened without Jodi's considerable efforts and persistence.
After contacting the property owner, Jodi quickly established a great working relationship with the Seller and negotiated a tough but fair purchase contract on my behalf.
Her strong organizational and management skills guided the contract through due diligence and required repairs. Jodi also went above and beyond by scheduling and coordinating the repairs, painting, cleaning, etc. that made the house ready for my move in.
I have dealt with a few agents over the years, but I can say without hesitation Jodi provided the best service and guidance. It was my pleasure working with Jodi on my recent purchase, and I will certainly recommend her to any buyers/sellers who are in need of an agent. She is simply the best!"
Payman Nadimi, Chapel Hill (Buyer) Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:34:28 +1000
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"Kait Maarschalk went above and beyond to make sure our home ready to sell. If there was anything that needed to be fixed, Kait Maarschalk even helped with some of the repairs to make sure the buyer was very happy with their purchase. Kait Maarschalk knew the house we were selling meant so much to our family that she made sure we were 100% ready to move on since we have been in that home for so long. Kait Maarschalk never pressured us into anything we didn't want. Kait Maarschalk answered all of our questions in a timely manner and made sure we understood every detail of what was going on. Kait Maarschalk even went out of her way to make paper deliveries to us due to the families work schedule being too tight. I would highly recommend Kait Maarschalk to anyone. If the need arises again, Kait Maarschalk will be the person I will be calling. I cannot thank her enough for all she has done."
Lynda A. Raleigh, NC (Seller) Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:08:08 +1000
"We interviewed 5 other agents and had them prepare their strategy and met with each one. Someone from Jodi's office called and suggested that I talk to Jodi for 5 minutes. I did so and then we met with her and decided to go with her over the 5 agents we had already considered and had recommendations for. We think that was a good decision.
We greatly appreciate all Jodi's efforts to help us sell our long-time home and her persistence through the time it took to make it happen. Needless to say, it was not easy for any of us but the result was positive and a great relief to us. Jodi had also discussed our renting our home if we could not find a buyer and that was important, even though not our preference, but we had to face all the possibilities. We had also been told by two other agents that we needed to set the initial price at $525K in order to sell the house and Jodi was able to prove them wrong. We knew it was an unusual property but we needed someone who could look at that as an opportunity for the right buyer and not an excuse to sell cheap and move on. Thanks to Jodi for her efforts to help us find the right buyers and complete the sale on good terms for everyone. I hope the new owners will be happy there. We appreciate all that Jodi did and her patience in getting through all the showings for the wrong buyers, the complainers, etc. Jodi was professional and thorough and we thank her for getting the job done."
Chris - Chapel Hill (Seller) Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:01:47 +1000
"Jodi uses technology to support the sale. Has great resources available to help address repairs or upgrades. She is confident and knowledgeable about the market. She is a pleasure to work with."
Hassan Movahhed & Westlake Village, CA (Seller) Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:25:00 +1000
"I live in Kentucky and Jodi Bakst not only kept me informed of the progress during the marketing, due diligence, inspections, and closing periods, she also recommended and scheduled contractors to handle necessary repairs. Her knowledge and contacts made it possible for me to remain in Kentucky and have confidence that everything was being handled appropriately. Her assistance was extremely valuable!
I have had multiple experiences with other realtors in the past, and can honestly say that none measure up to the professionalism and integrity that Jodi possesses. As stressful as I thought the process might be, Jodi made me feel like I was in good hands every step of the way. And I was!"
Jan Martin Kentucky (Seller) Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:42:37 +1000
"My wife and I were looking to buy a house in Hillsborough North Carolina and we found a house online. It was the Fourth of July but nobody would be available due to the holiday or so we thought... Jodi Bakst called us right back and said she would be glad to show us the house! We didn't buy that house but Jodi worked very hard to find other houses to look at and we liked the care that she took to show us houses that fit the description we asked for. When we did locate a home she fought hard for us and was very responsive. We would recommend Jodi to anyone that's looking for an awesome real estate agent!
Will and Laurie Harper"
Wiil Harper Hillsborough NC (Buyer) Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:25:16 +1000
"My experience with Jodi has been excellent. Being new to the country I was looking for support and direction beyond a home. She was extremely helpful and patient with all my questions. Jodi is very transparent and professional in her approach. I could totally depend on her judgement of houses that we searched, and they were quite a few! Jodi never once rushed me into taking a decision and was very clear on what houses not to prusue with valid reasononing. She is very approachable and continues to extend help after closing. I look forward to a long term association and will recommend her to my friends and family.
Cary, NC (Buyer) Thu, 03 Aug 2017 01:59:00 +1000
"We had a great experience with Jodi Bakst. She was helpful, informative, attentive and patient during the searching process. Once we found a house, she negotiated very well with the sellers to keep our deal moving in the right direction and get us the home for the right price.
Overall, a great experience!"
Allison Zarkin, Hillsborough (Buyer) Wed, 10 May 2017 22:10:47 +1000
"We were very happy with our experience in our recent house sale in Chapel Hill. Although it took considerably longer time to sell this house than our past houses - sold in 4 to 9 days - in three other states we've lived. This is because, we believe for this one we did not start the sale until later part of the year. However, the house was sold right away just before we plan to put it on the market again in February this year.
Throughout the entire process, Jodi was working diligently and kept us informed in her efforts and strategies. She has set up three open houses for us. Her colleague at the Real Estate Experts, Boyce Duffie, according to our neighbors who attended the open house, did an excellent job in presenting the house. During the sells period and after we moved away to our new home, the house was left empty. Jodi placed enlarged printed pictures on easels to show our furniture arrangements in various rooms. These were proven very helpful. Over all speaking, we were very happy to have worked with Jodi and will recommend her and the Real Estate Experts to others without reservation."
David Kao, Pittsboro, NC (Seller) Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:41:50 +1000
"We were impressed with Jodi from the first meeting; that impression continued through every step.
What else can I say? I believe all the "excellent" ratings speak to Jodi and our experience"
The Yates Family, Chapel Hill (Buyer) Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:04:38 +1000
"Our property is in the Chapel Hill area but we live in another state. It was particularly important for us to work with an agent who uses the Web effectively for marketing and who uses email, text, phone, and electronic documents to keep in touch throughout the process. Jodi emailed an excellent presentation packet when I first contacted her, a big factor in our choosing her over the other three agents I approached. In the packet, she emphasized communication and feedback, so we could tell she realized these would be important to us as clients.
Jodi far exceeded our hopes and expectations. She supported and guided my husband and me every step of the way: through repairs and updating, pricing, marketing, working with the buyer, and closing. She is extremely professional and at the same time warm and personable.
Once the house hit the market it sold quickly. It was priced right--which we never could have figured out ourselves. Jodi took excellent pictures, had them "virtually" stage with eye-catching computer graphics, and hired a professional appraiser to do a floor plan and measure square footage. The house was actually larger than we realized and we were able to adjust our price upwards a bit.
We can recommend Jodi without hesitation. We were dreading selling at a distance, but it turned out to be a smooth and rewarding experience. Thank you, Jodi!"
Mrs. H. Jones, Virginia (Seller) Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:22:49 +1000
"Jodi, along with RealEstateExperts, do a great job of taking care of their customers. Even better, they do rental properties and rental property management as well. Jodi has helped me buy a house, sell a house, and even rent out my current house while I was out of state. In every circumstance, I couldn't be happier with the experience. They are a one-stop shop for everything involving real estate. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
Matt Campbell, Durham (Seller) Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:25:57 +1000
"Perfect real estate agent. She encouraged me when needed, showed me properties but did not push them on me, and she was always easily accessible."
Tammy B., Durham (Buyer) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:50:27 +1000
"It was a pleasure working with Karyn Cho. She's knowledgeable, dependable, and candid, and she's a gracious but fierce negotiator! I give her my highest recommendation."
Katie, Chapel Hill, NC (Buyer) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:07:13 +1000
"I had to leave to go on an International business trip while my house was under renovations ( due to previous renovation delays).prior to listing. She oversaw the completion of the renovations, had the house cleaned, staged and listed the property while I was gone!
When I recieved an offer with a 30-day closing date, Karyn went to work and found me my dream rental to move into. She took care of everything! While I was receiving the keys to my new place, Karyn attended the closing of my house sale on my behalf. She is absolutely the best!!!"
Kelly from Durham (Seller) Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:42:57 +1000
"We have had several real estate agents in different parts of the country, and Karyn was the best all around package of knowledge, professionalism, patience, and generosity with her time. We could not recommend her more highly."
Ben and Shawna Murrie Cary, NC (Buyer) Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:58:01 +1000
"Every house Karyn help me buy has a story, we laugh, we wonder, and she close a good deal.
Wonderful person, SHE CARE"
Patricia Rodriguez , Durham NC (Buyer) Sat, 15 Aug 2015 00:26:10 +1000
"Karyn made buying my first house easy. She was clear to talk to and made the whole process way easier than I expected."
John, Durham (Buyer) Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:01:49 +1000
"Karyn Cho is incredibly responsive, courteous, and professional. She absolutely has her clients' interests at the top of her mind and works tirelessly to represent those interests appropriately. Karyn communicates very clearly and helps clients understand and anticipate critical factors that arise during the exchange of real estate. We have now had the pleasure of both buying and selling property with Karyn, and we would certainly seek out her expertise in future endeavors if we need assistance with buying/selling in her coverage area again."
Jonathan (Seller) Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:01:42 +1000
"Karyn was a dream realtor for a first time home buyer...she was caring, understanding, professional, friendly, flexible and just overall never ever pushy. She knew how big a purchase this was for us and instead of making us feel rushed...she made us feel like she was there to support our every move and decision without bias. She also had an amazing attention to detail, reminding us of things we wouldn't have even thought to do - in other words she went way above her job! :) Would recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
Lauren Stafford - Raleigh, NC (Buyer) Thu, 18 Jun 2015 03:16:28 +1000
"Karyn showed us many homes over a period of time. She was patient, helpful, insightful, and did not pressure us in any way. It took us quite a while to find the home we wanted and she was with us every step from offer and negotiations to inspections and closings. We were never handed off to a colleague. Her knowledge of the area, attention to detail and business practices are the best we have ever seen. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home without hesitation."
The Blackburns, Orange County, North Carolina (Buyer) Tue, 26 May 2015 11:10:44 +1000
"Karyn worked with us for over a year and she was nothing but patient and helpful. Karyn knows all the neighborhoods and she showed us anything we wanted to see, but she ultimately found the house we ended up buying. I have nothing but good things to say about Karyn and the rest of the team!"
Jess Anderson, Chapel Hill, NC (Buyer) Wed, 06 May 2015 00:54:28 +1000
"Ms. Cho is THE MOST outstanding of dozens of professionals that I have had the privilege of interacting with upon my arrival at Duke University. Shechas “people-skills” in great abundance, and is the quintessential “team-player”, a great pleasure to work with."
Daniel Joh, Durham NC (Buyer) Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:41 +1000
"Karen Cho was awesome!"