I've known many Allen Tate associates over the past 25 years, and they've all been outstanding. Marcia Vaughn is no exception. She provided tremendous insight and market knowledge, was completely responsive and very professional. Using her guidance I successfully bid on a property that was in great demand.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Marcia to anyone looking for a realtor. Marcia is the consummate professional, a strong client advocate and a good friend, all critical traits one should look for in a realtor.
Elizabeth Meadow, M.D.
Marcia's unique combination of enthusiasm and clear thinking has benefited me both professionally and personally for many years. She's very smart, a keen observer of the details of her surroundings (both people and places), and a model of loyalty and integrity. Her involvement in them has made many challenging situations easier and more fun - just what one wants in a realtor.
This is the seventh home we have purchased, using seven different agents in six different states. Marcia is hands down the best agent we have worked with. We recently relocated to the Triangle and were unsure about where to live and what type of home to purchase. Marcia carefully talked us through our requirements, wishes and dreams for our new home. She found us a perfect modern, multi-generational and age-in-place house....not an easy task in this area. The service she provided throughout the process was amazing. She was on top or ahead of every situation and kept us well informed along the way. We highly recommend her!
Marcia took the time to understand what we wanted and helped us find exactly the right home. She REALLY listens and helped us navigate the rather esoteric N.C. home purchasing process as smoothly as possible. We would highly recommend her to prospective clients. If we ever decide to sell this house, Marcia Vaughn will be be the first person we call.
During my brief time in town for househunting, Marcia picked me up from my hotel each day and treated me to lunch and snacks several times throughout the house search. She was very protective of us in regard to future home value considerations. She was patient and punctual and, professional and personable, asking questions and keeping up to date not only on our thoughts and the entire buying process but also concerned if my husband is liking his job and helping to think of areas where our daughter might store her culinary items. Marcia has a great sense of humor and also helped us stay hopeful on days when things were just not going as planned. Allen Tate certainly has a Gem in its midst...one Mrs. Marcia Vaughan. Humbly submitted, Donnell and April Jolly
We were delighted with Marcia Vaughn. She knew our area of Chapel Hill extremely well, and knew the market.
She gave us excellent advice regarding preparing our house to put it on the market. She then suggested an asking price which was higher than we had anticipated...which turned out to be “on target” because our house sold for precisely that asking price, in only eleven days.
Reece Landers and Wendy Marbury
Ledia Canaj and Jeff Calcaterra
Marcia is the real estate agent that you hope to represent you, but you rarely find in the real world. She is truly an accomplished professional and we were so lucky to find her as our agent. She was responsive, caring, patient, respectful, and knowledgeable during our real estate journey. She is genuinely interested in listening and she was a strong voice for us in real estate transactions. She treated us not just as another client, but with genuine warmth and care. We quickly sold our house thanks to her amazing work. Although we had known her for only a few months, we felt like we had been friends with her for years. We love Marcia and hope that our paths will cross again in the future.
Cynthia and Howard Kuecks
Marcia helped sell our house in Durham and we are so grateful she was recommended to us. We were living in TX at the time and because of the Coronavirus we were unable to travel. Marcia took full responsibility in getting the house prepared for the sale and did excellent marketing including a great video and photos. She was excellent in communicating with us and always responded to our emails in an efficient manner. Marcia was always available to meet with interested parties, other realtors, and even certain service providers if they needed in the home. She would make sure to tidy up the house prior to open houses and even set up lawn care services for us. She was very pleasant to work with and we both truly recommend her if you have any real estate needs in the triangle area.
Marcia had been very reliable in our house sale. She was very responsive and continued to communicate with us to deal with some minute logistics even after closing. We are very glad to have her work with us.
I am a licensed real estate agent in Florida. When my dear uncle passed away in early 2020, my sisters and I were tasked with selling his home in Chapel Hill. I researched the top agents in the area and we interviewed all of them. Marcia made a wonderful impression on all three of us. Her knowledge of the market and the neighborhood in particular was outstanding. Of course we wanted to get the best price possible so we priced house aggressively. Marcia guided us through getting the house ready for sale, and helped oversee every detail, from painting, updating and staging the home. She went out of her way to arrange needed repairs, inside and out. This was particularly helpful, since my two sisters and I all live out of town. Marcia marketed the home as "coming soon" as we prepared the house for sale. Numerous potential buyers showed interest in the home before it ever hit the market. On the first day and the first hour it was available for viewing potential buyers made appointments to see the home. We had a full price cash offer the first day! As a real estate agent, I know that an offer is just the beginning of selling a property. Marcia continued to work and guide us until we had a successful closing. I highly recommend Marcia!
Jo Ann Cairns
Marcia advocates for you, never any doubt about that and in that she educates as well. Ever ready to listen to you, really hears what you say. For us hearing was made difficult because we were not sure ourselves what was right for us at this time in our life because our needs change just as we change so knowing the right thing is sometime difficult. Willing to explore possibilities was very helpful. We were very pleased with the entire journey of seeking.
Marcia Vaughn is the absolute BEST realtor that we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is an experienced and professional hard worker. Marcia is kind and will stick up for her clients, making sure they are making wise decisions and asking the right questions. Marcia has positively changed our view of realtors because we have had poor realtors in the past, so much so that we were apprehensive to have another realtor help us buy our home this time. However, Marcia exceeded our expectations and set a new, high, bar for all realtors. We will definitely use Marcia again in the future if we ever are in need of a realtor, but she helped us find such a great house, we don't ever anticipate moving again. Marcia was so friendly and helpful. She made a normally stressful event in life, much less stressful and more pleasant than we've ever experienced. Like I said, the BEST!
We loved working with Marcia! We had a very specific list of "wants" in a difficult market and she was very patient. When a house came up that met our criteria, she would immediately reach out to us and get us in for a showing. She helped us look at houses from the perspective of living there and always let us know any potential problem she saw, never trying to pressure us and always showing she cared about us more than the sale. We had a very tough negotiations process, as the house we wanted had lots of offers and it turned out to have some structural damage. She got us through negotiations and we got our dream house at a reasonable price in a market that should have forced us to pay a lot more than we did. We feel blessed to have worked with Marcia and cannot recommend her any more highly!
Marcia did a fabulous job finding us a home. She asked lots of questions to find our our true wants and needs. She was quite intuitive on reading cues from our conversation about what was most important to us. She went out of her way to accomodate our travel schedules. WE love our new home in Chapel Hill.