A Distinctive History
It was a rather rocky beginning when our firm started over 32 years ago. Mortgage rates were 16 to 17 percent and the prime rate hit an all-time record high of 22 percent.We were unsure if Distinctive Properties would soon become Extinctive Properties, so for several years we worked out of our home in Trinity Park.
In 1983, we moved to our renovated 1935 office at 605 Jackson Street. In the 1980s, our focus was Durham’s established neighborhoods: Trinity Park, Watts Hospital, Forest Hills and Duke Forest, etc. Since then, we’ve expanded our market to include unique homes throughout Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.
Over the years, real estate has changed. Some firms have disappeared and others have merged. The trend is toward mega-corporate firms with hundreds of agents whose listings are identified by a corporate number.
That’s not our style.
We are here to assist you in making a major economic and personal decision — the buying and/or selling of your home. As the highlighted testimonials demonstrate — we know the market and we’re good at what we do.