In the Office

– About Us –

We’re about more than just real estate, and Urban Durham Realty is the Bull City’s original alternative to the typical firm. We’re a full-service real estate company with a focus on the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in and around Durham, and we are equally as invested in the Durham community as we are in our clients. As a company and as individuals, we are dedicated to the vibrancy and success of our city.

Doing our job and being the best is our top priority, but we also like fun. Cue the Great Urban Durham Chicken Chase! In our listings, we have hidden a small, orange ceramic chicken (our flock was made by local potter Charlie Dillingham). Find the chicken and we’ll treat you to a gift certificate from a local business! Pretty sweet, right? The Great Urban Durham Chicken Chase serves so many purposes: it gives our sellers more exposure, adds some fun to the viewing experience for potential buyers, and provides one more way for us to support other local businesses. But why a chicken, you ask? We chose the chicken as our mascot because it symbolizes sustainability and new urbanism – two core values of our group. And chickens are hilarious to watch – have you ever really watched a chicken? Makes us laugh just thinking about it.



– Urban Durham Realty & New Urbanism –

To us, the term “urban” is less about location and more about lifestyle. An urban lifestyle is about

  • Connecting with the people in your neighborhood
  • Engaging in the needs of your community
  • Living close to amenities such as schools, parks, and stores
  • Supporting a healthy environment by promoting walkability

But our business is about more than selling real estate. A whole lot more.

  • We give back to the community by sponsoring local events and donating a portion of each transaction to a local charity of our clients’ choice.
  • We see ourselves as part of a team and so we support other Durham businesses and keep our resources local.
  • We pay attention to green opportunities and to minimizing our ecological footprint

These are the things we believe strengthen the fabric of our community, and at the end of the day, a strong community benefits everyone.



– Giving Back-

Our agents are involved in the community through volunteer work, service on nonprofit boards, and financial stewardship. That’s no coincidence – our group is comprised of like-minded people who are passionate about Durham. But we don’t stop there – we also take a company approach to giving back. We donate a percentage of every closed transaction to a local charity of the clients’ choice. To date, Urban Durham Realty has donated over $75,000. We are proud to support these local organizations and welcome any new ones our clients would like to add to the list!

[Click links to learn more]

Agape Corner
Animal Protection Society
The Arc of Durham County
Autism Support and Advocacy
Book Harvest
Clean Energy Durham

Duke Lemur Center
Durham Cares

Durham Community Land Trustees
Durham Rescue Mission
El Centro Hispano
El Futuro
Emily Krzyzewski Center
Genesis Home, Inc
Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Habitat for Humanity-Durham
Housing for New Hope
Partners for Youth
Prevent Child Abuse NC
Student U
Urban Ministries
YMCA of the Triangle Area, Inc.