Broker in Charge CRS, ABR, SRES, CDPE
I often have folks ask me “why are you a Real Estate Broker?”
Simply put, I LOVE MY JOB!!!!! Over the past 20 years, I’ve been privileged to meet and assist people from across the state of North Carolina, the United States and many countries around the world. With each new buyer or seller, there has always been a level of excitement to help them reach their goals.
My business really isn’t complicated as long as the buyer or seller are educated on what to expect BEFORE it happens. It’s the “Team” approach of cooperating with each other for the ultimate end result.
I pride myself when achieving buyer’s goals like: “Can I get a home which will have immediate equity? Or, at least, grow in equity in the first year in case I need to move”? And seller’s goals like “I want to get the maximum amount from the sale of my home”.
Fortunately, the good people that I have been in a “partnership” with to buy and sell homes over the years have enjoyed the experience as well.
"We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Linda and The Nestor Group! We were new to the Raleigh area with little knowledge about where we wanted to be and what best fit our needs. Linda and her team worked very closely with us on all the details to find the perfect home for us. They were always there to answer our calls and emails no matter what time of day it was to provide guidance and answer our questions. Buying a house can be such a stressful process and we couldn’t have experienced it better working with you. Thank you for all you have done! We would recommend anyone to you who was buying or selling a home."
– Chris and Jessica B.
"Linda has been a great agent and advisor in helping us not only selling our home but also in building our new home. We previously had the house listed with another realtor for several months. After staging and listing with Linda we had a significant increase in showings, and sold very quickly. She was there for us above and beyond, every step of the way."
– Jaye B.
"Linda takes the time to understand exactly what one wants when looking for a new home. She takes all the stress out of selling one’s old one. She is very experienced in all aspects of real estate. She is prompt, understanding, trustworthy, and above all else, truthful. I would not go to anyone else."
– Valerie S.
"My home buying experiences with Linda and Charles Nestor began over 10 years ago with the sale & purchase of a home. All went very smoothly and Linda’s knowledge base of the area, diligence, and attention to detail made those transactions worry free. Years later after my divorce without hesitation I contacted Linda Nestor. She again was my first choice to get into the house that best fit my needs. Linda was somehow able to always be one step ahead of my thinking and ultimately see me through purchase. When the process seemed daunting, Linda was the eternal optimist and reassured me that everything would work out. She does whatever it takes get the job done. Linda was outstanding in terms of his ability to make it happen! I always felt like she cared for my family and my every need when it came to purchasing a home, now and even when I was married. I highly recommend this agent and friend( for life) for your next real estate transaction. Linda Nestor is one of the best realtors that I know and that’s why I have entrusted her with my most valuable purchase in life!"
– Cheryl S.
"Linda and her team are nothing but professional, but still are personable and down to earth which helped put my wife and I at ease since this was our first home purchase. Then once the process of looking at homes, making an offer and going to close started we realized how prepared we were because Linda and the Nestor Group didn’t just help us find a home, they taught us about the process so we were “armed and dangerous”. What was also great was how the team worked together and so when it’s time to look for our second home, if it in the triangle area, we’ll be calling Linda and the Nestor Group."
– Dan B.
“We want to express our appreciation to the Nestor Group. After having our previous home on the market for a year with a different realtor; we met Linda. Immediately we knew her expertise and knowledge was exactly what we needed in order to sell our home in a tough competitive market. Linda’s honesty and quality of professionalism is paramount as she took the time to understand our specific circumstance, necessities and concerns in order to ensure our goals were achieved. Her sagacious ability helped get our home ready to sell right away and with her aptitude for diligent work she was able to get our home sold in just two weeks. Also during this time Linda went above and beyond to help us find our current home and was proficient in getting both our closings on the same day allowing for a smooth and efficient move. We definitely recommend Linda and her team for all your real estate needs.”
– Brent W.
Broker, ABR, CRS
I have been a real estate professional in the Raleigh area since 1998. I know that personal and professional service in both buying and selling a home is the most important part of the real estate process. I have an extensive background in sales, even before my career in real estate. I am an expert in my field as I continually update my real estate knowledge and skills. I earned my ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) designation in 2000. I earned my Broker’s license in 2003 and I earned my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation in 2005. My range of experience is from first time buyers all the way through the upscale end of the real estate market. I hope to have the opportunity to assist you with one of the most important life decisions of buying or selling your home.
We were delighted to have Michelle Conway as our realtor for the sale of our house. Her expert advice, based on great experience, guided us every step of the way. She knew just what we needed to do to address minor issues before the showing, recommended excellent contractors to do the work, and even worked with those contractors when we moved into our new home in another state and before we put the previous house for sale. Michelle also had excellent back-up to help her as needed with everything going on. That “going the extra-mile” reduced our stress tremendously. She helped us pick the right asking price to attract buyers and made arrangements for a heavily-attended showing. We were delighted that we had multiple offers the first day of showing, and accepted one that same weekend for well-over asking price. With all of this diligence, and Michelle’s pleasant demeanor, we could not have asked for a better experience!
– Michael, Karen, Wellsley, and Kaylin
"Michelle Conway has been my realtor for over 15 years and 2 purchases. When I purchased my first home, I was around 25 years old, single and no kids and didn’t know anything about purchasing a home. Michelle took me under her wing from that day on. One of my best friends also purchased her first home during the same time I did. Michelle informed both us of each step of the process and connected me with all the right people along the way. Over the years I have received a card for my birthday and every single major celebrated holiday there is on the calendar from Michelle each containing a sweet message. She is one of the most compassionate people I know. But she also will give you “THE REAL” about how to handle all aspects of the purchase and will answer all questions even when the answers aren’t what you want to hear. In 2018 Michelle assisted me with the sale of my first home and the purchase of a new townhome. Michelle got an offer on my house while I was on vacation and I signed paperwork on vacation!! During this second search, houses were going so quickly I barely had time to see some of them before they were sold or under contract. We were working against a time lime and I was also in and out of town because my mother was in her final days battling cancer. The day I actually found the townhome I wanted it had been on the market for maybe a couple of hours, we had gone out that morning searching and Michelle immediately got back and found my future home. Michelle has many years of being a realtor and is very familiar with the area and the nuances of buying and selling any property. So I highly recommend her as a realtor because you will never need another one."
– Lynn Tillery
"Since we have moved to California, Michelle was entrusted to prepare our empty house for sale. Michelle sold my house in one day which was a dream comes true for any home seller. However, this could not have been accomplished without Michelle finding the right and cost effective vendors to prep the house. Instead of hiring a staging company, Michelle volunteered to light stage an empty house for free. I would definitely recommend Michelle to by your realtor."
– Chao L.
"Michelle was such a great help for my husband and I. I was 6 months pregnant and desperately wanted to find a home, move, and get settled in before our son was born. We told Michelle our preferred area & what we were looking for in a home, and she provided countless options (and was extremely patient with us as we viewed multiple homes). As first time home buyers, Michelle guided us through the entire process…ever ready to answer our countless questions. She helped us find the perfect starter home for our family! We will definitely use Michelle when we’re ready to purchase our next home."
– Shamil Zah
"Michelle asked what I wanted and worked from that, some realtors just did a lot of talking but with no information. Michelle gave me the facts for me to decide what I needed and was very aggressive and pushed it thru."
– Dennis Strickland
"Michelle was great, she helped with the purchase of my 1st home. I highly recommend her. Excellent agent, attentive to the needs of her clients and very patient. Love her!"
– Erin Poyner
"I would highly recommend Michelle! She was very knowledgeable and that was great because this was my first home. She was very patient and wasn’t pushy at all. I knew exactly what I wanted and didn’t want and Michelle respected my request without judging. I will definitely turn to her when I purchase my next home."
– G. Richardson
"Michelle is an experienced agent who works hard throughout the entire buying and selling process. I have sold and bought a home with Michelle. She is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her."
– T. Holley
"I have had the privilege of working with Michelle as both a buyer and a seller and I would highly recommend her! She knows the market very well and she makes sure to understand her clients motivations and needs so she can provide her best advice and insight. In each case I can honestly say I’ve gotten a better deal than I thought I’d be able to get."
– J. Dibona
"Michelle was exceptional throughout our buying experience. We decided on a foreclosure for our purchase and Michelle stayed on top of everything we needed. She guided us through the whole process of dealing with the banks, the inspections and right up to closing. She not only led us through the difficult challenges of dealing with a foreclosure, she also helped us with the “little” things such as electricity, water, trash, and schools. She followed up with us after we moved in and even sends us Christmas and birthday cards! You cannot ask for a better all around real estate agent."
– Pat Ferrell
"Michelle helped us with the search and purchase of our new home in North Raleigh. She was excellent with communication as well as great at negotiating with the sellers. She did such a superb job with the purchase of our home that we recommended her to a close friend that was having trouble selling his home with another agent, she came on board and got the job done and he was extremely satisfied in the end. I continue to refer her to all my friends and colleagues."
– Southern City
"I have had two transactions with Michelle and I have been impressed. I have high expectations for professionals and she was able to exceed those expectations. She was professional and had good follow through skills. She is also resourceful and creative in her negotiating. I have been involved with other Realtors and have not always been impressed with their experience or skill level. Michelle stands apart."
– Paul Muntjan
"Michelle was with me the whole time i was looking for a home for myself…it took me a while to finally be able to pursue my dream because of divorce issues…but she helped me find my dream home and here I am. She is purely professional and has a way of remembering every one of her clients, no matter how much time goes by. She stays in touch even after the sale…she knows most everything about any issues that come up in buying or selling a home. Bottom line, you can always rely on her 100%. it’s been almost 3 years since i met Michelle, and she still drops me a line once in a while. I was very lucky to find her!"
– M. Mann
"What a Professional! Michelle stayed on top of everything and kept me informed all along the way. I had listed with a previous agent and got very little action. Once I switched to Michelle, I not only got the action but got the house sold in no time- and it was all hassle-free! This was by far the easiest buy/sell home transaction I have been involved in. Will ONLY use Michelle in the future. Should you use her services you will not be disappointed."
– D. Boyette
"Michelle did a wonderful job with each of our many purchases and sales of our different homes in the Raleigh area. Thank you so very much for your competent and well beyond the necessary real estate services. You have been and will continue to be a good friend. Thank you."
– Betty and Roger Williams
"Michelle helped us buy our home; a beautiful home, perfect for our family. She came highly recommended by a work colleague, she’d helped them buy their home as well. From the first day I spoke with Michelle it’s been great! The process was terrific from start to finish, it was our first time, so naturally, we needed a lot of guidance, which we most certainly got from Michelle all through the process. Michelle has come to be just like family, we really can’t say enough good things about her. She is so intelligent, well-informed, intuitive, personable, trustworthy, endlessly patient, and tremendously generous in so many ways. We could not be more pleased with the way the whole home buying process went and we HIGHLY recommend Michelle Conway without any reservations whatsoever."
– Franklin & Chat Moniedafe
"Michelle is a hardworking experienced real estate agent who cares about her clients. She is a fantastic negotiator who kept us informed of every step in the sale of our home. We would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home."
– Don and Betty Hansen
"Michelle was great and very patient! I was in the market for “a deal” – of course – so we went through several rounds of offers, counter-offers, acceptance, inspections and fall throughs before finding the right home for me. She had a lot of knowledge as to the particulars of short sales and lender-owned properties and was able to steer me right with regard to the details of the offer to purchase contract. I’d use Michelle again in a heartbeat."
– J. Dibona
"I met with Michelle after she was recommended to me by another realtor, since I do not live in the area. I did not know who to use. I only had to go down for this meeting and for closing about one month later. She had a list of quality subcontractors that were able to do everything necessary to get it ready for listing. They were professional, fast, and very reasonable. She walked through the house making notes, afterwards she recommended every correction she thought was necessary to get it ready to list. She did not call with any additional repairs, just keep in contact with me to keep me abreast of the repairs. When another realtor brought a buyer she gave me her opinion then emphasized that it was my decision and she would submit any counter offer I wanted. I cannot tell you how great it was to have someone with such great knowledge, honesty and integrity to work with. Anyone looking to sell or buy in her market should definitely work with her."
– M. Templeton
"I contacted Michelle for help with selling my home. I have to admit I was very surprised to find an agent that honestly cared about not only the selling of my house but cared about me as a person. Michelle is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend hiring her if you were looking to buy or sell a home."
– Marilyn Edwards
"Michelle Conway, went above and beyond to find the perfect house and community for my family. I Highly recommend her as one of the most sincere, hardworking real estate agents in our area. She’s very personable and works hard to meet the needs of her clients."
– Mark Cruz
"My experience with Michelle began in 2004. I was living in an apartment and she offered me an opportunity to buy verse renting. Michelle is an “AMAZING” Realtor. She is very passionate about work. Very professional, knowledgeable, responsible, and negotiates the best for her clients. I have found her to be reliable, committed, honest and very respectful even under pressure. She has been with me through the buying and selling of 2 homes. Along with negotiating a short sale at my request. I introduce her as my realtor and friend. I highly, highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. Michelle is an ‘outstanding” Realtor and Friend. Each experience took less than six months. She stayed with me through it all. I recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking for a professional, trustworthy, and honest realtor."
– D. Vaughn
I am a professional real estate Broker and top producing agent in the Triangle. I am a native of North Carolina and have called the Triangle my home since 1982. Honestly I have a passion for this wonderful place to work, live, play, raise a family and enjoy a superior quality of life. I’ve raised two daughters in this area where they attended Wake County Public Schools and NC State University. They are now raising my three grandchildren here. The Triangle holds a special place in my heart. I enjoy the people, culture and the many outdoor and community activities available.
I pride myself on creating excellent working relationships with my clients and business associates. I am well known for tenaciously protecting my clients’ interests, great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience. My approach to any transaction is this – “it’s about the people, not the agent”. I have helped many families – some relocating from other areas of the country and some local – find homes in the Triangle. I sell and list homes in all price ranges. I am not number one, YOU are, and I am ready to work for you!
Clients choose to work with me because of my integrity, experience and expertise. I have consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes. My strong base of loyal clientele, repeat customers and personal referrals are the reasons I have been so successful over the past 30 years in this incredibly competitive sales environment. Quite simply, I am trusted. I pride myself on providing clients with the most precise and up-to-date information on the status of the market, its trends and comparable sales and property values. This gives you a realistic outlook on what you can expect to achieve in today’s market.
I love what I do and the people I work with. I look forward to building a lasting relationship with every client. From me you will always get PROFESSIONAL SERVICE with a PERSONAL TOUCH
"Home sale and purchase can be a stressful process and Julia made it very seamless. Anytime there is a hiccup, Julia is on top of it to get the best resolution. We have used Julia to buy and sell our first house, as well as to buy our second house and we wouldn’t have it any other way. She always has your best interest at heart and makes you feel like her only client. She’s a bulldog and will fight for what you want and because of her, we have our dream house. Julia is truly the best and we would recommend her over anyone!"
– R. Schenk
"We began house hunting early last spring and were skeptical about finding anything due to the competitiveness of the Raleigh housing market. Julia Lewis was fantastic and always willing to meet us at anytime to see a house. She did a great job of educating us on the housing market as well as pointing out issues or areas of concern when looking at houses. In the end, Julia was able to help us find our dream house and we couldn’t be happier! We can’t say enough good things about Julia and her professional and friendly demeanor and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
– Justin & Catherine B.
"I was very anxious about buying my first house. With so much to do and so little that I knew about, I didn’t know what to expect when I first met Julia Lewis. However, she quickly put my mind at ease by guiding me through the whole process one step at a time. From our first meeting to closing day she was there for to answer all of my questions, to help out with getting paperwork together, and make sure that the entire process was a fun experience. If you are buying a home and want a knowledgeable, friendly realtor, then look no further than Julia Lewis of Triangle Real Estate Experts."
– M. Schaner
"As a former Relocation Administrator who had worked with many agents over the 18 years I spent in Relocation, I can say that Julia Lewis is one of the best agents I ever worked with both professionally and personally. Since the Real Estate Market had changed so much since from my retirement in 2010, she was able to guide me through the complete process of listing, marketing and selling of my Raleigh townhome. It sold in 4 days and closed in 3 weeks!! I have recommended Julia to many of my of my friends as well as former co-workers and will continue to do so. She is great."
– R. Wilcox
"I have worked with Julia both buying and selling homes for my family and friends for more than 20 years. She knows the Raleigh market and works tirelessly to get your house sold for the right price or find you the right house in the right neighborhood at a fair price."
– P. Webb
"Julia is a wonderful agent, very knowledgeable and patient. I have made use of her services in buying two houses and highly recommend her to assist you in buying your next home and/or selling your current one."
– M. Decker