Martha Newport is a Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams, serving Chapel Hill, Durham, Chatham County and surrounding areas in North Carolina.
After 15 years in Marketing and Project Management at IBM, Martha wanted to help people more directly in her community. With her love of homes, renovations, personal finance, and working with people, real estate seemed like a natural fit. Now she can't imagine doing anything else.
A unique approach
As an experienced project manager, Martha facilitates a team approach to real estate, by actively managing all the pieces in the process. Lending, inspections, staging, repairs, moving, animal removal — you name it, and she keeps it all on track! As part of your real estate transaction with Martha, you can expect an online project plan that you can see and update together. From your first conversation to unpacking your last box, Martha will plan, organize, and track your move experience, which means fewer surprises and less stress for you.
Repair and staging know-how
Martha has experience managing several home renovations and can advise you on what repairs and upgrades will net you the most in selling your home. She can also help you envision what a new house could be, and guide you on what would be easy updates and what houses should make you turn and run. She loves home staging and can help you edit and arrange your furnishings for a quick sale at top dollar. She recently applied her expertise to flip a foreclosure and made a 24% profit!
Making technology work for you
With her extensive I/T background, Martha understands how to use technology to your advantage. She can create a personal home search web site for you and a Pinterest board for your new or existing home, where you can collaborate on the vision for your property. She also leverages social media and will highlight your property via her Facebook page. Martha will ensure your listing is syndicated all over the Web and is highlighted as a featured home on REALTOR.com.
Plugged into the community
Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Martha has been a resident of Chapel Hill/Carrboro for over 12 years. She has two children, and is in the loop on current school district assignments for both English and Dual-language programs, and proposals for future changes. She volunteers for PORCH, a grass-roots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food for families going hungry in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.
Professional designations and education
- Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker
- Graduate of Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies
- Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute
- LEED Green Associate, Green Building Certification Institute
- Master of Science in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University
Board of REALTORS®:
- Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS®
- North Carolina Association of REALTORS®
- National Association of REALTORS®
People are saying...
“There is no description for Martha’s motivation and energy that would do it justice.”
“One of the most enjoyable people to work with.”
Martha is “tireless…diligent…knowledgeable.”