Denise Van Gorden

    Denise Van Gorden

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    Let me be your local real estate connection and get a positive partner for buying and selling your home!

    Buying or selling a home is a major event. With my expertise and track record, I help my clients easily achieve their goals, while keeping the entire process as stress-free as it can possibly be. I like to keep all lines of communications open with personal contact, market updates and more. Staying on top of the sales process provides the best possible experience for buyers and sellers, and making the process smooth and seamless is the cornerstone of my success. My goal is always to exceed expectations! Many of my clients have also become life-long friends, which is my favorite part of the real estate business.

    When I'm not helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband is a Captain with the Cary Fire Department and we have a 16 year-old daughter who is involved in multiple basketball and softball leagues. We enjoy going to local college sporting events as well as musicals and plays at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

    My Client Reviews

    (32 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    2017
    Home buyer in Youngsville
    08/29/17
    Charles gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was amazing. She went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed.
    Home seller in Wake Forest
    08/13/17
    Tyler and Rachel gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    From the first time we met Denise, we knew we were in good hands. She came prepared and with a plan to get our house sold. In fact, she sold our house in two days, above asking price! Lines of communication were always open. She gave us honest feedback and recommendations and expertly guided us through the process. Her attention to detail is exceptional. I wish I could give her six stars. I would highly recommend Denise for your next real estate transaction.
    Townhome buyer in Durham
    06/06/17
    Jaqueline gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise is unbelievable as a real estate agent. She is always positive and attentive. She is extremely knowledgeable​ regarding the real estate market. Denise is always proactive and was always one step ahead anticipating my needs and working to negotiate my real estate purchase. Denise is fun to work with and makes the whole experience positive and easy! I highly recommend Denise to anyone, she goes above and beyond to accomplish and fulfill your needs in real estate. Thank you!
    Home seller in Raleigh
    05/23/17
    Larry gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Listened to what I wanted and worked with me in getting on the market quickly
    Home buyer in Raleigh
    04/22/17
    Raymond & Marian gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was great, she got us in our new home very quickly and made the process extremely painless. She is very efficient and patient, definitely will recommend her to my family and friends.
    Home buyer in Wake Forest
    03/20/17
    Damian and Christina gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise went above and beyond for our family . We were looking for a home from out of town . We would give her our arrival dates and she would dedicate full days to show us around the different towns we were looking in. We had an excellent experience with Denise . We would recommend her to anyone looking in the Raleigh area .
    Home buyer in Raleigh
    03/13/17
    Linda and Peter gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    I could not be more pleased with the service we received from Denise. From the first moments of meeting her we knew we were in good hands and with someone easy to get along with. I totally trusted Denise's opinions. She knew the area well and how far to the store as well as if an area was one we would want to live in. I would even call her if I had concerns over issues on selling my house in another area and she was always there and honest - holding my hand through both sides as it were. And she was always quick to respond and if she did not know an answer you knew she would have it for you soon. Since we were buying contingent on our house sale going through she really fought for us getting the contract. Houses in Raleigh are selling so quickly we were lucky to be at the one we purchased on that first day (along with many others) and have Denise telling us to move NOW if we wanted it and working hard to make it happen. I highly recommend Denise to anyone looking for an honest and professional agent that will work with you and fight for you. We loved her!
    Home buyer in Durham
    03/03/17
    Al and Pam gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise knows her stuff. We have worked with her twice and if we need to again, she will be our first call.
    Home buyer in Clayton
    03/02/17
    Patrick and Joanne gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was exceptional in handling all the details of our home buying experience. We were out of state the whole time and Denise took care of everything for us.
    Home buyer in Durham
    01/22/17
    Kate and Cerrone gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise made our first home-buying experience fun, easy and painless. She helped us find realistic homes to view that were well within our budget. Denise's organizational skills and attention to detail made for a smooth purchasing process. She responded to all communication within hours and always provided friendly service to us and everyone else involved (Inspector, Seller, etc.) I would recommend Denise without reservation to any friend or family member looking to buy or sell a home!
    Home buyer in Raleigh
    01/15/17
    Lynn gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise has been fantastic through the selling process. I highly recommend her as a selling or buying agent. She took the lead and made the process as straightforward and stress free as possible. She provided timely and insightful information, and ensured our sale completed without event. I have moved 8 times in my adult life, and Denise is the best agent I have worked with.
    Home buyer in Wake Forest
    01/14/17
    Anthonty and Wronda gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise is the kind of Real Estate Agent we needed. She had the sources and the area knowledge that made the decision easy for location in and around Raleigh. She kept us on track to what we needed, there is a lot of beautiful homes and pricing was awesome. We found our perfect home in no time and she kept our back while we were also selling our current home with her. We had a great time during the whole process of buying and selling. Thank You Denise and the Abshire Team.
    Townhome buyer in Raleigh
    01/12/17
    Sou Rah gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise Van Gorden was referred to me by a colleague / good friend of mine. I first made contact with her about a year ago, but it wasn't the right time for me yet. She made a good first impression, though, so I called her again when it was time. I'm just gonna keep it 100... As a first-time buyer at 26 years old, I needed a legit realtor to hold my newly-adult hand through one of the biggest decisions of my life. She was patient, flexible, knowledgable, relatable, sweet and fun to work with. From the little things like having good snacks during showings to the bigger things like taking responsibility for something that was on the listing agent / seller, her customer service was phenomenal. Great balance of listening and keeping it real. Most importantly, I can trust this woman. Not to sound emo or anything, but it's honestly tough to find ethical, smart, cool people to work with these days. I feel great about my purchase, and I feel great about the person I chose to do business with. Denise Van Gorden will get all of my referrals, and when I'm ready to let go of this baby, you bet she gets to list it! -Sora
    2016
    Townhome seller in Raleigh
    12/23/16
    Jessica gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Denise was a pleasure. I had the choice of three real estate professionals from various companies for my corporate relocation, I chose Denise. She blew me away with her sincerity and honesty. Denise was able to help with not only pricing and marketing but, she took her level of service further by helping me set up services to get our home ready for market. Ms. Van Gorden displayed to me great local knowledge and a knack for attention to detail. My husband and I were very pleased with the service and the quickness our house sold. I would highly reccomend Denise to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Triangle area.
    Home buyer in Clayton
    11/15/16
    Terence and Megan gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise listened to our wants and needs, and gave us a large selection of homes to choose from. She was on top of every detail, and really pushed to meet our timeline. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
    Home buyer in Holly Springs
    10/04/16
    Emily gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was wonderful during a difficult loan application process. Very calm presence and great communicator. Thank you!!
    Home buyer in Garner
    09/10/16
    Lori gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise is fantastic! Always quick to respond to my concerns and went above and beyond to accommodate and support me. The best realtor I've ever had!
    Home buyer in Cary
    08/18/16
    Andrew gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was a fantastic agent. It was a pleasure working with her.
    Home seller in Durham
    08/10/16
    Thelma gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was great during this process. Once again we had a few "bumps" in the home buying process but she was always there to walk us through and keep us sane. During our walk through she was very thorough and made sure that all things were complete to our satisfaction. Once again, thank you Denise!
    08/10/16
    Thelma gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was incredible. We felt like we were always bothering her with questions and concerns. She responded immediately and never indicated at any time that we were interrupting her. Whenever we wanted to view a home she immediately set up an appointment. We had a few "bumps" in the road selling our home but she was always positive and kept us sane! Thank you Denise!
    Home buyer in Youngsville
    06/21/16
    Todd gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was great through the home buy experience. She was very available and responded quickly to texts, e-mails and phone calls. She was very knowledgeable of homes and made the process extremely smooth.
    Home seller in Raleigh
    06/18/16
    Mark and Sarah gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise has been absolutely wonderful. Everything she recommended to sell our house really worked. Her responsiveness and patience are one of a kind. I am so glad to have her as my agent. Denise knows her stuff!!
    Home buyer in Durham
    04/14/16
    Sean and Helene gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have been paired with Denise as our agent. Denise responded to a call to show us a house that we randomly had driven by one January afternoon. Her calm and professional demeanor as well as her knowledge of the market and process of buying/selling homes convinced us that she was a great fit for our search for a new home. She listened to our objectives and concerns and helped tailor our search to meet our needs. When we found the house we loved, she fostered communication with a skittish seller and always kept us well-informed about the status of our negotiations. We had not bought or sold a home in 15 years, so we were unfamiliar with new regulations and requirements, but Denise made navigating the process easy for us. It is obvious that Denise truly cares about her clients. She did many little extra things, like helping us corral our four cats into a safe area while our carpets were being cleaned, and making special trips to drop off/pick up time-sensitive documents. Whenever we had a question, Denise responded swiftly and reassuringly. We felt confident in Denise's guidance and advice were accurate and in our best interest. We would enthusiastically recommend Denise to anyone we know who is interested in buying or selling a home.
    Home seller in Raleigh
    04/02/16
    Drew gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    She is awesome. So concentrated on selling the house as well as helpful. Had tried before with another agent and nothing at all like the service and experience I received with her. She will definitely go above and beyond.
    Townhome buyer in Clayton
    03/05/16
    Riham gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise helped me sell my home and purchase a townhome. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. With my complete lack of real estate knowledge, she answered (honestly and candidly) every dumb question I had. Despite two offers that fell through on the sale of my home, she remained supportive while explaining potential points of concern, so I quickly came to trust her. Her follow-up skills are impeccable, I was amazed by how she was always able to respond to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner and the accuracy of her response and the knowledge she has, which really makes the whole home selling/buying process smooth. Denise truly went above and beyond for me, I couldn't imagine not having her along to help me through the process…I’d give her 6 stars if I can!
    Townhome buyer in Raleigh
    02/08/16
    Kaitlin gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    I was referred to Denise by a friend (and peer). I'm a single, young professional who was clueless to the process, and let her know that I needed everything explained to me in layman's terms, and she always did that for me. She was available by phone/email/text, 24/7, for my questions- and very supportive. I never felt pressured or stressed at any point during the process, which is huge. She is trustworthy and I would certainly work with her again.
    2015
    Home seller in Wake Forest
    12/28/15
    Scott gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    I am so glad I picked Denise as my agent. After walking through my home and making notes, she made suggestions on what should be done to sell the home in a timely manner. At first I disagreed with Denise on the timeline of when to put my home on the market but based on her experience I decided to trust her and go with her timeline. I am thankful that I did. After completing her suggestions and getting the house ready for showings the house had multiple offers after 10 days of being on the market. Denise was always on top of things, very knowledgeable of the area and provided great marketing from in home packets to home description online. The inside of my home was nice but it did not sit on the best lot and backed to a busy road and I truly believe that Denise was a major reason for getting contracts on my home in 10 days.
    Home seller in Knightdale
    10/29/15
    Lauren gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise was a pleasure to work with in finding our new home. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the home finding/buying process, and is very timely and professional. We would highly recommend her services!
    Home seller in Raleigh
    10/26/15
    Leslie and Chad gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise did a wonderful job finding us our dream home with some specific/difficult criteria! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and current market conditions. She went above and beyond to ensure that our offer was accepted in a multiple offer situation. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Raleigh Durham area!
    Townhome buyer in Raleigh
    10/14/15
    Katherine gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    I had the pleasure of working with Denise in buying my first home. She was amazing to work with! She listened to what I wanted and needed and delivered exactly what I was looking for. She was available any time I needed her, and went above and beyond on my behalf throughout the negotiation process. She didn't try and sell me into a house; she was extremely patient and made sure I was thinking about all the details, both in purchase and for selling someday. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy!
    Home seller in Rolesville
    07/10/15
    James gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Great job Jim / Isober
    Home seller in Creedmoor
    07/09/15
    Regina gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise has a wonderful attitude and is very knowledgeable. She guided me through the entire process and made me feel comfortable about everything. I trusted her judgement and decision making. I totally loved her spirit and dedication to her job. Great Employee!!!!
    02/03/15
    GeorgeandKaren gave Denise 5 stars out of 5
    Denise is patient, knowledgeable and very efficient. We always looked forward to meeting with her to search for our next home. She was always prepared, answered our endless questions, and pointed out the items that did or didn't meet our criteria, which helped us focus on what was really important to us and our next home. She always made us feel like we could be honest and say if we didn't want to see a house, or if we wanted to see a house that didn't match our original criteria. This helped us find out exactly what our needs were, and gave us options and helped narrow our search. We also never felt pressured to make a decision, and as a result we found our dream home! We started talking to Denise when we were still living in Massachusetts and she worked with us from the time we first contacted her on a cold, snowy day in MA, throughout the process of searching for and viewing houses remotely, and in person. Even from MA we were able to continue our search, with Denise taking photos, viewing houses for us, and even Skyping to walk through a house together. She also helped us look into building a house and set up meetings to approach and discuss the options with a builder we liked. Denise is an excellent negotiator and took the stress out of house hunting. I HIGHLY recommend Denise as a consummate realtor professional, with honest and reliable work ethics!

    My Experience

    • Full time Real Estate Broker for 10 years.
    • Well-connected to other professionals in the real estate and related fields.
    • Knowledgeable about the Raleigh, Durham Wake Forest area.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • North Carolina Real Estate Broker License
    • Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Multiple Listing Service

    My Community Involvement

    • I am a big believer in giving back to our community.
    • My family and I volunteer and raise money for the "Helping House Happy Families" foundation.
    • I am passionate about helping to feed and clothe local homeless Veterans.

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