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​Client Testimonials - the h realty experience


"This was my first experience with successfully selling a home, and thanks to Dora, the entire process couldn't have gone more smoothly. It was evident from our first conversation that Dora was extremely knowledgable about the current housing market and that she was determined to develop the best plan of action to get the home sold. Throughout the process, Dora was always prompt and thorough with presenting information and responding to my questions. Because of Dora's strategic and highly effective marketing approach, I received multiple offers less than a day after the home was listed. In the end, she was able to secure an offer that was well above my asking price. If you're thinking of selling a home, I enthusiastically recommend Dora as an agent!" ~ James R. 


"Energy, knowledge, and great intuition are three of the attributes that made Dora such a great buyers agent for me. She quickly helped me identify my real estate priorities and then expertly guided me to successfully achieving them. I love my loft condo in downtown Durham. It is modern, comfortable and even has an attached garage. Once Dora found 506 Mangum, she skillfully led an intense, 11 step negotiation resulting in more for less than I expected. Without turmoil or trouble Dora worked harder and smarter to get me where I wanted to be. I wholeheartedly recommend her! Thanks Dora!" ~ David D.


"We are very happy with Dora's service in selling our home. She was very sincere in representing our concerns and protecting our financial interests. Dora understood our strategy, timelines, and worked with us with lots of patience while negotiating with the buyer and getting the deal closed. Thank you Dora for your wonderful support!" ~ Paul M.


"Dora has assisted us on 3 transactions so far and we now refer to her as our "realtor for life".  Her knowledge of market conditions is unmatched and having her on our side has proven to be invaluable. Dora has given us peace of mind in every step of the process as she is thorough, committed and diligent, carefully walking us through every detail of each transaction. Do yourself a favor and hire Dora; you can thank us later!" ~ Ellen and Rob B.


"Dora was such a joy to work with I almost wish it had taken longer to find my home. She patiently provided me with all the help I needed to navigate the house listings, paperwork, and negotiations to obtain the place that fit me at the best price possible. My brother and I had a similarly positive experience selling through Dora. Once we finished following her recommendations, the townhouse had so much interest we sold it within a week. Dora is friendly, hard working, a good negotiator, and just an all-around great agent. You can tell she loves her job and it shows in her skill and the results she got for me." ~ Brian M.


"Dora is an exceptional realtor.  We have worked with her on two occasions - the first when we bought our first home in 2012 and again when we sold and bought in 2016.  We chose Dora again to cover our services in 2016 because she genuinely listened to our family's needs and expectations and she always made herself available.  She was available when we needed counseling to prepare our home for sale, she helped to manage the MULTIPLE OFFERS that were made in the first few days after listing, she guided us in the search for a new home, and she used her expertise to help us WIN our new home in another multiple offer scenario.  Once under contract for both homes, Dora used her experience to coordinate a same day closing on both properties.  We could not have imagined the process going any smoother, and we trusted in Dora's expertise to walk with us on what can be a very stressful journey.  We would highly recommend Dora to anyone in Raleigh, or the surrounding areas!" ~ Lauren and Sean P.


We had a wonderful experience working with Dora. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market. Her pricing and timeframe were spot on. We don't live in the area so we relied on Dora to manage the process remotely. She is an excellent communicator and reliably presents information in a timely and organized fashion. We were happy with the process and with Dora and recommend her without hesitation." ~ Amish and Toral S. 

"Thank you so much Dora. We were truly blessed to have your help. While I may have found my first dream home in America, it took a wonderful woman from Hungary to help me find it." ~ Nóra V.


"We were so lucky to have Dora as our Realtor simply because she was so honest and patient and made us feel so comfortable through the home buying process. She took the time to point out important details and issues on each home that we may not have noticed otherwise to make sure we were 100% satisfied with our choice and that is truly hard to find in a Realtor! We were able to inspect numerous homes before choosing the one because she kindly made herself available every time. She suggested very reasonable offers on homes which reassured us that she was really trying to help us find a bargain price, and we did! We love our home and still can’t believe what a great deal we found! Dora has such a positive attitude and is very knowledgeable in her field. She is always prepared and ready to answer any questions. I highly recommend her! Thank you so much Dora!" ~ Fiorella R.


“I highly recommend Dora, whose dedicated and professional work made my dream to come true. She led me through the purchasing process with a lot of patience; answering my countless questions, providing a lot of information, documentation, and personally contacting all involved persons. She is a very special and great person that you can trust!” ~ Eugenia O.


"Dora helped us find and buy our new home in Raleigh. Since we were relocating from out of state, it was crucial that we had a real estate agent who could ably represent our interests in all respects. Dora went well beyond the highest of hopes and expectations. She was thorough during our home search due to her knowledge of the entire area and all home price ranges. Once we chose our new home, Dora's negotiation skills proved invaluable. While we waited for closing, Dora remained in constant contact with us and the seller's agent to resolve the inevitable issues that arise when buying a home. Despite being out of state, we never felt as though we were in the dark, recognizing we were in such trustworthy hands. Now that we are settled, Dora has kept in touch with us to assure we are happy with everything. We have purchased several other homes over the past decades. Dora helped make this a relatively stress free process and one that we can look back on as a very good experience. We are pleased to recommend Dora as an exemplary real estate agent and an outstanding, hardworking person." ~ Sharon and Kevin M.

“Dora is an amazing realtor! I am a first time home buyer, she took the time to know my needs and wants in a house and was very patient in explaining the whole process and answering all my questions. I would highly recommend Dora to anyone looking to purchase a home! Thanks for all your help Dora!” ~ Nathan B.


"When it comes to being a realtor and putting in the real time to help people find their Dream Home, Dora Hargittai is the best in the business!!! We definitely didn't make it easy, but her professionalism and positive energy always made us feel like our dream would come true. Like a total PRO sometimes she had to give us some "tough love", but tonight we had our first dinner in our new home and are so grateful to Dora for guiding us to this beautiful destination in our lives." ~ Robert P.


"We loved working with Dora! As first time home buyers, we had endless questions and concerns about the home buying process. Dora worked with us every step of the way, providing lucid and thorough explanations to all our rookie questions. With our long, hectic work days, we were especially thankful for her willingness to communicate with us during evenings and weekends. After a single conversation, Dora developed a good sense of the type of home we were looking for, and quickly helped us find the perfect house. She even helped us expedite the closing process (just 2 weeks from the initial offer to signing!) and negotiated for the seller to cover nearly all closing costs! We are so glad we purchased our first home with Dora’s help, and we very highly recommend her to other potential home buyers in the Raleigh-Durham area!" ~ Daniel and Beth S.


"Dora has been great to work with. She had our house under contract in about 10 days and scored us a great deal on our dream home. We couldn't be happier!" ~ Kim R.


"Dora possesses all of the attributes one looks for in a good buyer's agent: knowledge of the market, a sense of loyalty and dedication to her clients, stellar negotiation skills, open communication, and integrity throughout the entire home buying process. When we hit a bump in the road with the seller, Dora exhibited grace and remained calm while quickly managing the situation to ensure our interests were protected. We were impressed with her ability to not only diffuse the tension but to treat every individual involved with the utmost respect and kindness. Every step of the way, we knew she was working to find us the best home and get us the best deals. In the end, we have a home that we absolutely love, and we were able to get it at a great price, saving money at closing and on repairs (all within a very competitive market), thanks to Dora. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She's wonderful!" ~ Danielle and James H.


"Dora, We cannot thank you enough for all the help you gave us in finding and getting our house! You were so patient and kind with us as you guided us through each step! We absolutely love our new home! We are looking forward to making many memories here!" ~ Jeff and Katherine G.


"My family recently purchased a home in Treyburn Country Club. I needed a lot of handholding, given my extremely busy lifestyle and limited knowledge of the process. Thanks to Dora, the process went as smoothly as anyone can expect in this 'wild' market. She kept in constant contact with me and included me in every detail from beginning to end. Most importantly, I knew that I could reach her at almost any time for questions and clarification. She had a great way of explaining things so that the potential stress of each step was minimized. She helped us to focus in specifically on what we wanted by asking the right questions. We were grateful for both her understanding and knowledge of the real estate industry as well as her goals of providing outstanding service not only for her clients, but everyone she does business with. Until the very last minute, Dora made sure that everyone involved stayed on track and that we got the best possible deal. If you are in the market to buy a home, you owe it to yourself to select Dora as your exclusive buyer’s agent -- you will have no regrets. Thank you Dora -- We love our new home and look forward to many years of joy-filled memories!" ~ Anna L.


"I would highly recommend Dora if you are seeking a realtor.  She did an amazing job explaining all of the process to me, a Brit, who did not understand how you bought a house in the USA.  I had given her a list of my preferences for a new home. We went to see four properties and I bought the third house. During the process, Dora kept in contact and helped me with the builders when I had queries.  She really did give me a wonderful experience from start to finish. In short, a wonderful realtor who gets to know her client's needs and then goes and finds you exactly what you want. Thank you Dora!" ~ Maxine G.


"Dora came highly recommended to us by our friends who recently purchased in the Triangle. From the beginning, Dora was responsive, proactive, and fun. I immediately felt comfortable with her. She took the time to get to know us and our needs. She also stuck with us as our buying timetable drug on. Once we were ready to commit, she found us a home in less than a week! Dora was always available for my questions. She explained things in terms I could understand and always ensured I was comfortable with the situation before we moved forward. Most importantly, she skillfully managed the closing timetable to ensure we closed on time without issues. In the end, Dora helped us find a home that hit every mark on our wish list without compromising on price. We couldn’t be happier with the experience, and I am happy to now call Dora a friend." ~ Sara C.


"Dora sold my house in 2 days, with multiple offers! She is exceptional to work with and is organized, professional, realistic, and well-educated on the market. She dealt with a tricky buyer with grace and professionalism and took care of the whole process from start to finish, turning a generally stressful process into a smooth and easy one. I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone in the Raleigh/RTP area!" ~ Kate N.


"Dora is an exceptional realtor. We were first-time home buyers, and she made sure we understood and were prepared for each step of the process from start to finish. As a result, nothing took us by surprise and we never felt overwhelmed by paperwork or the other challenges associated with home buying. More than anything, though, we appreciated Dora's commitment to her clients. She always acts in their best interest, listening to what they want and seeking out properties that match their needs. She works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are not only buying a good home but making a good financial investment. We couldn't have asked for anything more from a realtor." ~ Marshall and Karen B.


"Dora is a dedicated and diligent realtor and we would highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy a property.  She is passionate and knowledgable about realty and helping her clients find exactly what they are looking for.  From the start, she was very proactive in showing us active listings and even got us in to view multiple properties immediately when they came up on the market.  Once under contract, Dora checked in with all parties involved to ensure a smooth closing for everyone.  As a first time buyer, it really helped that she was engaged with us through the process, available for questions, and provided help however she could.  I would strongly recommend her as a realtor, whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned purchaser." ~ Janaki and Neil B. 


"Dora, You were a wonderful realtor and we were so happy to work with you.  You were so thorough and highly competent, and also so patient throughout the process.  You were really in tune to what we were looking for and helped us find a home that fit our needs.  Now we have a beautiful home for our family thanks to you!" ~ Shveta and Kartik D.


"With Dora Patel's guidance, our home purchasing experience was over before it started.  She met with us immediately and encouraged us to tell her exactly what we wanted in a home.  She quickly found us the perfect home.  Her negotiation skills are top notch and before we knew it, we were under contract!  She kept in constant contact with us, and was always only a phone call, email or text away.  While buying a home can be a daunting task, her expertise and professionalism gave us comfort at every step of the process.  If you are looking for an eager agent who is passionate about finding you the perfect home, who is skilled at negotiating the best deal, and who is diligent about making sure you are taken care of from contract to closing, I highly recommend that you select Dora as your agent!" ~ The Phillips Family


​​"To say that I am in my new house because of Dóra would be a huge understatement. On a Sunday afternoon I dragged her way out into the country to look at two houses I had no intention of buying, but just "wanted to see". On my way home (Sunday evening at this point) I get a text from Dóra for a property 40 minutes in a different direction that had just come on the market that she thought I would like. A few hours later we put in our offer, knowing we would be competing for the house. To make a long story short, at closing I thanked the sellers for choosing my offer amongst the multiples, and their response was that part of the reason they chose it was because it was the first one received. I love my new house and I wouldn't be in it if I had selected any other agent. She took the time to get to know me, understand what I wanted, and relentlessly search for it, win it, and lead me through closing the deal. Dóra in three words: professional, friendly, motivated." ~ John-Michael G.


"We loved Dora right from our first meeting. She was so thorough and made sure that we understood the entire home buying process from start to finish. We decided to build our home and Dora never missed any of the many meetings. The day we decided to sign with our builder was the same day she went into labor, she took every phone call and was sure we were set with our contract all while giving birth. Completely amazing! I can't imagine there would be a realtor that could do a better job, going above and beyond is an understatement. If you're in need of a five star realtor, Dora is it!" ~ The McLane Family


"Para nosotros fue muy difícil poder encontrar un agente que hablara español y principalmente que nos sintiéramos en confianza, pero gracias a Dios encontramos a Dora que para nosotros es nuestro angelito ya que tubo la paciencia y el tiempo para explicarnos todo el proceso y lograr nuestro gran sueño - comprar nuestra primero casa. Desde ese día hasta ahora Dora es nuestra mejor amiga!" ~ Ana Maria G.


"Nosotros estamos muy contentos con la compra de nuestra casa, y gracias a Dora, por ayurdarnos con todo el proceso de la compra venta. Gracias a su entusiasmo y sus destrezas como Realtor todo fue posible. Que a parte de ser una profesional, tambien Dora es un gran ser humano con un corazon lleno de amor y amabilidad. Deseamos que sigas cosechando muchos exitos en su vida profesional y personal.  Muchas gracias Dora por ayurdarnos a cumplir nuestro sueno de comprar nuestra casa siempre seras parte de nuestra familia." ~ Carmen M.