Wendy Tanson Broker

With 20 years in real estate and over three decades in the area, Wendy knows the ins and outs of local communities. She’ll put her experience to work for you, always with your best interests at heart.
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Fun Facts About Me

Favorite Childhood Movie:

The Princess Bride. And it’s my favorite adulthood movie, too.

Local Thing I Can't Live Without:

The touring Broadway shows at DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center). The best of the best, straight from New York.

Why real estate?

The ability to help clients through an especially important time in their lives, and the phenomenal people I meet in doing so.

Best Part About Chapel Hill:

Small town feel, yet incredible cultural and arts events and restaurants, anchored by an amazing university.

Favorite Outdoor Activities:

Canoeing on University Lake with herons and turtles. Walking along Morgan Creek at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens. Relishing the sumptuous floral beauty of Duke Gardens.

Greatest Professional Accomplishment:

Being named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 25 Agents in the Triangle.

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Reviews on Zillow for Wendy Tanson

Rating: 5 / 5
(39 Reviews) 4 Most Recent Shown

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  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    06/30/2024 - user6096484
    We have now bought and sold a home with Wendy and she has been absolutely fabulous each time. She knows her stuff, is so helpful, and is always gracious and supportive. I would definitely recommend her for both buyers and sellers!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    12/08/2022 - zuser20171213110643487
    Wendy was our real estate agent for a land purchase. I would strongly recommend her. She is incredibly knowledgeable and extremely responsive. Having Wendy in our corner and advocating for our best interests was incredibly comforting and set us at ease throughout the whole process especially as first-time property owners. As we experienced some additional challenges through the process, Wendy was a steadfast source of support.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    07/06/2023 - mikecr95
    Wendy Tanson is an extrodinary person to work with. She is and outstanding realtor and exceeded our expectations and hopes in purchasing our home. With our needs, she worked with us for nearly a year, helping us to get aquainted with and become familiar with the process of buyin a home.Since she is a professional, she was able to get us in to visit the home we purchased with a phone call, after another property was not suitable. Her patience and knowledge of the areas in Durham and the surrounding areas made us confident that we were making the right choice with our purchase and comfortable with the process.We had many questions which she answered about the property and services needed and continues to help us even after the closing.We are so grateful for her help and guidance. We highly recommend Wendy Tanson and Nest Realty to any prospective home buyers!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    11/20/2022 - mlynninnc
    Wendy is everything you could want in a realtor. She is incredibly responsive, has great communications skills, pays close attention to details, and is really smart. She is also a warm and kind person who has her clients' best interests at heart.My husband and I bought a house with Wendy's assistance in 2008 and then sold that house with her help in July 2022. She was very patient with us during the buying process, showing us many homes until we were clear on what we wanted.I spoke to her many times over the past few years as we considered selling the home. She always was friendly and helpful. When we decided to put the house on the market, she did a great job marketing it. She also gave us a thorough list of things we could do to enhance the home's value. In addition, she helped stage the home, bringing her own accessories and placing them where needed.As we were lucky enough to have multiple offers within a couple of days, Wendy helped us negotiate and choose the best offer. I can't recommend her highly enough. She makes buying and selling a home as easy and pleasant as possible.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    08/23/2021 - jdniznik
    Wendy was absolutely wonderful to work with! Incredibly responsive to all of my emails and texts. I ended up purchasing a new construction home and she was also great working with the builder and inspectors to coordinate walk throughs, etc. I always felt like I could reach out with any questions or uncertainties, which was great being a first time buyer.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    05/02/2023 - scottpeggycoale
    Wendy was absolutely outstanding in every respect as we worked through our relocation to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. She quickly processed what our needs and desires were and steered us to some great house options. We found our new home during our first visit because she had done excellent pre-work in focusing our efforts. Wendy provided great advice in this tight housing market, including an effective strategy for a multi-bid situation on the home we bought. She went above and beyond what we expected in every respect: she helped us find a handyman to quickly and effectively complete a task before our household goods were delivered to our new home. She even figured out a scheduling issue with closing on our previous home in which we were represented by another agent. Thanks to Wendy's insight, we avoided a disconnect in securing the funds from that sale and applying them to our new Durham home. I can't imagine a better choice for ensuring a smooth move to this area than Wendy Tanson!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/27/2023 - jbshinnick
    Wendy did an outstanding job helping us with the sale of our home. She was extremely knowledgeable with real estate transactions, gave great advice and was very efficient with communication. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    02/04/2024 - chyanuck
    My spouse and I just completed the purchase of our dream house, followed by the sale of our old house. Wendy Tanson was our real estate agent for both transactions. She found us a house that was perfect for our needs on the second day we looked, and helped us craft an offer to secure it. She advised us on choices for sprucing up our old house so that we received seven offers over the first weekend! I was blown away by Wendy's knowledge of the business, her diligence and hard work. She helped us make decisions at every turn so that things came to fruition in the way we wanted. She has great connections, which enabled her to recommend excellent tradespeople to do many tasks. And she did it all with an amazingly positive attitude! We wholeheartedly recommend Wendy.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    03/14/2024 - Adam Weinbaum
    Wendy is legitimately the best. She is so accessible, thoughtful, and incredibly knowledgeable—there were so many things during the house buying/closing process that we wouldn't have thought of that she pro-actively looked into on our behalf. She also had referrals for any service we could possibly need, from roofers to foundation repairs to blind installation. I would recommend her to literally everyone and especially people within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    03/24/2022 - Carter Hodge
    Wendy is the perfect combination of being a serious professional and a warm person you can easily trust. Buying a home is a daunting and overwhelming process, but Wendy walked us through every step, catching things we needed to pay attention to and helping us avoid risks. Wendy is always on time, prepared with information, quick to respond and has an incomparable intuition for and knowledge of Triangle real estate. Before landing with Wendy, we met with a few other realtors, who were good but who each left us disappointed in some way. I've not met a more capable realtor and we even enjoyed our home buying process with Wendy! We are first time home buyers and were thrilled to close on the first house we offered on!
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