Wendy Tanson Broker


With 20 years in real estate and 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: 4.882353 / 5
(34 Reviews) 4 Most Recent Shown

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  • *****   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
    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
    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
    08/20/2021 - robinpoer
    Our recent move from the Chapel Hill/Chatham County area to Durham was made so much smoother with Wendy as our Realtor. In this competitive seller's market, having an ally like Wendy on your side can make all the difference. She helped us price the home right, created a wonderful photo and video display, and helped navigate what turned out to be a 48 hour, eight contender bidding war, resulting in a sale over $30,000 more than the list price. She made herself available literally 24/7 and helped us make the best decisions every step of the way! We highly recommend Wendy Tanson as either a buying or selling agent as one of us has also both purchased and sold with her before.....almost six years ago. When you find a pro, you stick with them!!!
  • *****   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
    06/08/2021 - jennifer siegel4
    Wendy Tanson is an extremely knowledgeable and competent realtor. I have found her to be astonishingly available and responsive, often emailing several times a day with updates, thoughts, and strategies. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy a house in the Research Triangle.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    05/24/2021 - Blake
    Wendy was an invaluable asset during the crazy process of buying a home in this market. She made our experience as painless and easy as possible, and was an incredible communicator and advisor throughout. She is prompt, professional, prepared, speaks from experience and based on recent data, and after meeting us for the first time knew exactly what our priorities were and what listings to send us in the first place. I truly can only say positive things about my experience working with Wendy, and hope to get to work with her again on our next home purchase too. If you're not already convinced, pick up the phone and get on her schedule now- you will not regret it.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    06/21/2021 - zuser20170514115520756
    As first time home buyers new to the Triangle area, we are SO grateful to Wendy for her help. She walked us through the process, helped us set realistic expectations, connected us with local experts (our lender, lawyer, and contractor), recommended a winning data-informed offer strategy (we got the first house we put an offer in on), and was overall super enjoyable to work with. We recommend her highly, and would definitely want to work with her again if we were buying or selling. Thanks Wendy!
  • *****   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!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    08/19/2021 - karenkay0605
    We’ve used Wendy twice, once when we first moved to NC 17 years ago and recently. She helped us find a new house and sell our existing home.She was patient with our numerous requests for what we wanted in a new home and offered her knowledge to help us make a successful offer. We love our new house. Wendy went through our house that we were selling and offered suggestions for staging to show the best features of our house. We had multiple offers and were very happy with the offers. Highly recommend Wendy, friendly, professional and successful and will use again!
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