Martha Newport and team sold our Southern Village home in 4 days for over asking price. There are lots of nice realtors to choose from in Chapel Hill, and the two reasons we chose Martha were:

1. The Data. Her average days on the market and sale price as a percentage of asking price were the best, and certainly held true for our sale. Martha has a great personality, too, but when it comes to a financial transaction this large, I choose the realtor with the best numbers.
2. The photos of her listings are gorgeous, and photos are really what sells the home. Martha and her team suggested updates that would appeal to buyers, found and managed contractors, brought in some of their own pieces for staging, then hired a great photographer to make our home look its best.

Once we contracted with Martha, she did a thorough pricing analysis that took into account all of the unique features of our home and neighborhood, then repeated the process closer to the listing date. Communication with Martha and her team was excellent throughout the process. If you want a stress-free sale with multiple offers, then Martha is your realtor!
— Emily Fox Martine, Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC
Everyone at Martha Newport Realty Group works as a team to provide outstanding service. We’ve now used them three times and recommend them to anyone who needs a Realtor.
— Mark & Kay Nelson, Chapel Hill, NC
Martha and her team get five stars from me for three reasons: 1) they provided me with an ongoing supply of homes to look at that fit what I wanted; 2) they were always ready, willing and able to act quickly (big in today’s market) and professionally (they know their business) to visit, evaluate and decide on houses that interested me (I loved working with them); and 3) they ultimately delivered: they helped me get a home that I now love, precisely because of reasons 1 and 2. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
— Ted Case, Mebane, NC
Martha helped me buy a condo that was for sale by owner with multiple offers. The seller was very naive about what was involved in the process and I’m convinced that because Martha was able to put the seller’s mind at ease by walking her through it, my offer became the most attractive. It could not have been smoother! I have dealt with many realtors over the years and Martha is clearly in an elite class of real estate professional.
— Matthew Morrison, Chapel Hill, NC
We worked with Martha Newort’s Group to buy a home in Carrboro this past spring. The whole team did an incredible job of helping us see the house we wanted to see quickly, getting our offer accepted in a competitive market and were so organized throughout the whole process. I truly felt like they had our best interests at heart and that they were taking care of everything! I would 100% recommend them.
— Lexie White, Carrboro, NC
We contacted her on Feb 16 and decided to sign with her March 3. She got to work right the way. She recommended things that she felt were important to address before putting on the market. House went on the market love on April 5. We got 3 competing offers within the first week on April 9 and went under contract on April 10.

She really does her research on the market and I trust her advice. Her team is awesome at staging which I think was very important for our house.

She was honest about what needed to be done and why they needed to be done in order to sell the house. She doesn’t just say: “ let’s wait and see”. She is very proactive, hard working and she listens to the client and is realistic.

We really depended on her for everything. She really helped us through the ENTIRE process including the most stressful part which was “the negotiation”.
— Sihong Huang, Chapel Hill, NC
I have never felt so well taken care of. Shelby offered 5-star service and made us feel like we mattered. She listened to what we wanted, respected our choices, and catered to our needs in every possible way. She is creative, energetic, inspiring, and I could not be more grateful to have worked with her. She provided stellar recommendations for inspections, she went out of her way to find us our dream home, and she treats every customer like a true friend that she wants the best for. We feel like we have made a friend for life in Shelby and recommend her with our whole hearts.
— Hillary Nicholas, Durham, NC
Martha and her Team go above and beyond! We have worked with multiple realtors/agencies over the years, and Martha blew everyone else out of the water. Her professionalism and dedication to the sale of our home was extraordinary! There were multiple issues with our home, and Martha’s Team took care of everything for us. We didn’t have to lift a finger, nor stress. On top of it all, they are just lovely people! I’m going to miss this group of AMAZING women!!!
— Dawn Huntzinger, Chapel Hill, NC
Do not look any further! Whatever you are looking for, Martha is the one who can help you find it! We had no idea what we were looking for and she was able to listen to us and help us figure out what we were looking for before we even knew. Moving, selling, buying! All of it can be overwhelming and stressful but Martha handles it with such ease and skill that you know it will all work out and she’ll take care of anything that comes up. She has never met a project that she can’t handle with talent and grace. She is a brilliant problem solver and a skilled negotiator. I wish that I could have her as my life coach and personal assistant not just my realtor. She is the best!
— Elizabeth Raines, Hillsborough, NC
Martha is one of a kind. From our first meeting she honed in on our family’s dreams and plotted out a detailed plan to get there. From spending time with us during our pre-sale inspection and prioritizing upgrades/repairs, to helping us make design decisions, Martha went above and beyond. She even held our hand as we did a first time DIY project. Martha staged our house with our own furnishings and added her personal supply of staging materials (I never knew a bookcase could look beautiful). Having her involved through our pre-market prep made our house looked stunning in the professional photos. I think we broke a record with 11 showings in 2 days! We exceeded our expectations for sale price which positioned us to buy our “forever dream home”.

As far as our new house, Martha has a keen ability to not only help you narrow your search, but she has great knowledge of the intricacies of each neighborhood. She is “in the know” and was able to get us a house in a highly desirable neighborhood before it went on the market. The service Martha offers is unlike anyone in the business and we feel so fortunate for the opportunity to work with her.
— Anna and Steve, Carrboro NC
For anyone looking to buy or sell a house, I enthusiastically and confidently recommend Martha Newport. Before Laura, my co-worker, started talking about her “amazing realtor” (Martha) and how she sold her house in 4 days, we had just decided to take our house off the market. It had been on for OVER A YEAR and we were sick of all the showings and having to get our kids out of the house all the time so we decided just to call it quits. We didn’t really know what was wrong, our house was fairly updated (hardwoods, granite, etc) and in decent shape.

I emailed Martha that day and when she called back I told her how we were only looking for advice and we weren’t sure why our house wasn’t selling, etc.

After that, Martha jumped in and the wheels started turning. She gave us her insights on the market and our community, she told us how the market worked, and answered all our (billions of) questions honestly.

After she told us what to take out of our house and she moved in (and staged) her own attractive/new furniture, she decided the right time of year and the right price and our house went back on the market. The very first day there was a showing we got an offer and sold to that buyer. Incredible.

Martha is knowledgeable, understanding, she’s intuitive about people, she respects boundaries, she’s comfortable asking for help, she’s honest, she’s a good person and she knows how to buy and sell homes.

Martha also helped us buy our new home. She supported us every step of the way. We adore her. I strongly recommend Martha Newport and I can’t imagine ever using another realtor. Choosing Martha to help you with the complicated process of buying or selling your home will be one of the best decisions you make.
— Erica & Ray Carroll, Chapel Hill, NC
Our experience with Shelby Bishop is the best we ever had with a real estate agent. Our needs in a new house were complex, yet Shelby remained patient throughout the process. Never pushing her own agenda, she was friendly, calm and steady, and gave us sound, professional advice. We know there were easier clients for her to serve, but Shelby remained wholly engaged in our success for over five months. We unequivocally recommend Shelby for a top-notch home buying experience.
— Timothy Vaughn, Durham, NC
Our decision to hire Martha to help sell our home was the best decision we could have made during our big move, She was with us every step of the way and helped to make the potentially daunting process seem relaxed and at times, even enjoyable! It was the first time I had sold a home so I felt quite clueless at times but Martha was always available to explain things in a way that we could easily comprehend.

Martha is incredibly organized and thorough in her work. She was able to share with us and constantly update documents so that we always felt informed. Because of Martha’s experience and advice, we were able to make the necessary repairs and upgrades to our house before it went on the market and therefore actually netted more than we ever thought we would! Her boundless energy and joy were evident even when explaining the seemingly endless legal paperwork that is required. She even handled with ease the fact that when our house went on the market and sold, we were 6 time zones away! In the end, we are so thrilled with our experience with Martha that we would recommend her to all our family and friends!
— Elizabeth and Alex, Providence, RI
Martha went above and beyond the call of duty selling our home. Her communication and response time was unmatched; she made us feel like her only client. Martha managed every step of the sale process for us and was well organized. She staged our home beautifully and sold it in just a few days. We will be forever grateful to Martha for how she got the deal done.
— Fiona Lundblad, Durham, NC
We cannot recommend Martha highly enough! We were very hesitant and intimidated of the house-buying process. Martha led us through each step with great care and patience, and the whole thing was much less painful than we’d expected. She is very knowledgeable and really knows the triangle area. We had our hearts set on one specific neighborhood with very few available houses, and Martha was able to help us find a house that was not even on the market! She is also incredibly responsive and helpful and prompt, in addition to being a fun, energetic person. We felt we could trust her guidance, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. We feel very fortunate that she helped us find our house!
— Joanna and Matthew, Carrboro, NC
I have no words superlative enough to describe Martha Newport and the expert services she provided. I count myself blessed beyond measure to have made her acquaintance when I was selling my 30 year old home and building a new house. Though no stranger to real estate or home building, I was very impressed with the fully comprehensive services she provided with exceptional talent from her staff and contractors. In all negotiations having to do with both the sale and the new build, Martha was strong, clear, professional, fearless and out in front of every possible issue. She was a skilled negotiator, trust-inspiring in her enormous competence. She stayed connected and collaborated with me so that there was never a time I felt out of touch with her. I fully trusted that she had her eye on everything because, in fact, she had her eye on everything. Nothing fell through the cracks. She returned inquiries immediately, with clear reassurance that all matters were being taken care of. Martha inspired the respect and admiration of everyone she came in contact with. She is infinitely positive, competent, has a great sense of humor and a wonderful spirit. I felt I absolutely could not have been in better hands and I would call her again in a heartbeat for assistance with a sale or build. I have sent my closest and dearest friends and neighbors to her. She has my very highest recommendation and regard. There just simply is no one better.
— Bettina Pristera and Jeff Krukin, Chapel Hill, NC
Working with Martha to purchase a home in Durham was a fantastic experience. I was moving back to the Triangle from another state, so I had limited time for house-hunting. I spent several whole days with Martha looking at properties, and her tremendous energy, good cheer, and enthusiasm never flagged. I really felt that I had her complete attention on our house-hunting days, even though I knew she must have been juggling the needs of other clients at the same time.

Because Martha has experience flipping houses, she was able to give me great information about how much any repairs or modifications to a house might cost, which really helped me get a clear idea of my options. Martha was extremely proactive when it came time for inspections, repairs, and all the details of closing. She made sure that I had a full understanding of the process every step of the way — really, she gave me everything I needed before I even knew I needed it! I could always reach her quickly whenever I had questions or concerns. In all the chaos of my cross-country move, it made a huge difference to me to know that Martha was taking care of every detail, and I could trust her completely to look out for my interests in the transaction. I had total confidence in her knowledge of local market conditions to ensure that I would pay a fair price.

Finally, thanks to Martha’s knowledge of local service providers, I was able to get a great quote for a new roof from a small local company, saving me $2000 compared to the quotes I obtained from bigger firms. Now that I have bought and sold four houses in three different states, I can say that Martha is by far the best REALTOR I have ever worked with, and I give her the strongest possible recommendation.
— E. Ferguson, Durham, NC
I didn’t plan on selling my townhouse until the (much larger) townhouse three doors down became available. Needless to say, three days later, my house was on the market (under contract within ~10 days) and an offer was made (and accepted!) on the new place. None of this would have been possible without Martha. Where do I begin when I describe her? Well, she’s a bundle of energy and never hesitates to jump in and get her hands dirty. (Just look at her before and after photos!) She has amazing contacts. She’s fantastic at trouble-shooting problems. She’s a perfectionist. She has the right combination of people skills and patience required for real estate. She’s responsive; even though my husband and I moved very quickly to buy the new place, I felt like we were her only clients. Was the whole thing stressful? Yes. Do I want to move again anytime soon? No! Yet, working with Martha made the entire process as painless as possible. She loves her job and you can tell (and directly benefit!) May I give her a 10-star rating?
— Christy Avery, Carrboro, NC
If you want a hassle-free experience selling your home choosing Martha Newport and her team is an indispensable first step. Enthusiasm and a vibrant personal interest characterize both her personality and her dynamic approach to marketing. With confidence in her extensive background selling properties in this area my own experience was unparalleled. The sign for my home appeared on a Thursday and I signed the contract the following Monday for a great price Martha had negotiated with the buyer. Martha and her team’s stunning virtual presentation facilitated a quick successful sale. Above all I commend their significant interpersonal skills which made my experience a joyful event.
— Bernice Bergup, Chapel Hill, NC