Happy Clients Are The Key To My Success!


We first met Natalie last fall when we were starting to think of buying a house. When we decided to really start looking this Spring Natalie was with us through and through. In a hot Durham market she worked endlessly to help us find the right house. While the houses are flying of the market Natalie never seemed to get discouraged and kept us from giving up. She was always available and was very flexible with our crazy work schedules. We are happy to report we are homeowners now!! Thanks Natalie your the best!

Jorge and Maria

Armand and Natalie were fabulous. They sold our house in two days and helped us purchase our dream house in a tough buyers market. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants things done the right way.

Hillary Mackenzie

If you were referred to Armand Lenchek by a friend or family member and were wondering if he's the right agent for you, let me put your mind at ease: hiring Armand and his team will be the best decision you'll make to get your home sold. It was certainly the best decision I made! I had had some  really bad experiences with other REALTORS in the past and quite honestly had become soured on the profession as a whole. Armand restored my faith that there ARE good agents out there - at least one! Armand is the consummate professional. He was pleasant and courteous, always returned phone calls and emails promptly and perhaps most important, listened to me and respected the knowledge and ideas I had about my house and then applied his expertise to find the right buyer, negotiate to the highest price and close the deal. If you're considering Armand, or if you're currently working with another REALTOR and not having a positive experience, I can offer my highest recommendation to hire him. You won't regret it.

Randy Mounce

Armand had previously helped us with purchasing a home and when our renters moved out of our old home we asked for his help selling it. Things could not have gone better. Armand worked with our rental agent to get access to the home to evaluate it for repairs and arranged for his contractor to  estimate what needed to be done to prep the home for sale. He got our home listed in a very short time from when the renters moved out and we closed on the home in just under a month from listing! We would recommend Armand to anyone buying or selling!

Stacie Dusetzina

Debbie and I would like to personally thank you for all of your help and
above and beyond level of service. You and your team have been remarkable
to work with. Your kindness, professionalism, and experience taught us a
tremendous amount and will be forever grateful!!!

Debbie and Nick Stamatakis

Armand and his team did a superb job helping my mother sell her townhome in Durham. We received expert advice from preparing the house for sale to pricing, marketing and negotiating the sale contract. My mother's townhome sold in a day and the closing proceeded according to schedule and with minimal concerns. Bravo!

Francesca Florey

We really enjoyed working with Natalie and the Armand team. They were very knowledgable about the area. Natalie took time to get to know us and what we were looking for and helped us every step of the way. She made the whole process very easy, was always friendly and professional, and had our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Natalie Shaw and the whole Armand team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Chapel Hill area.

Chris Mckee

I could not possibly have had a better experience with Natalie and Team Armand. They were recommended to me by my dad. My boyfriend and I were first time home buyers who knew NOTHING about buying houses. When we first met with Natalie, we were still on the fence about buying vs continuing to rent. She did not pressure us into buying in any way. My boyfriend and I are not average customers. We don't have kids, and don't love neighborhood living, so of course we chose the most non traditional house we could find. To top it off, we had a little over 30 days before the lease on our old place was up, so we had to move FAST. Add in that we knew nothing at all about home buying, loans, etc. and you can see that Natalie had a lot of work and educating to do with us! Natalie was able to give us the best recommendations for everything from a mortgage broker, to home owners insurance, inspectors, and even movers. Eventually we just quit shopping around for these services and went with her recommendation every time because it was always the best deal. We have been in our home for a couple weeks now and I keep saying it's like being on vacation every day! We couldn't be happier and I really think a lot of buyers agents would have thrown in the towel when faced with our low odds of actually acquiring this house. But Natalie didn't do that. She was communicating with us on weekends and after hours- we felt like her only customers! Please do yourself a favor and go with Natalie and Team Armand for your house buying or selling needs. I'm really convinced there's no one better!!

Heather Barrett

Armand provided us with excellent service. He helped us obtain reliable and efficient contractors to prepare the home for sale. He was always available for us when we had questions or concerns. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to contact him again should we need a realtor in the future

Emily Bremseth

They advertised the house, did an excellent job of photographing it for the MLS, referred me to good contractors to get the necessary work done, negotiated with the buyers' agent, etc. Whenever there was a need, I received an email or a phone call very promptly. Armand even kept in touch while he was out of town on vacation.

Marni Goldshlag

"We chose Armand for his reputation as being highly ethical, having 14 yrs' experience in our area (very high volume In recent years), and for his team. His professionalism and knowledgability on his first visit to our house confirmed all the favorable things we had heard and we had total confidence in his judgement throughout the extensive marketing and sale of our house. He knew exactly what we needed to do to prepare our house for sale in a sluggish (over $600 K) market and we used his excellent contractors, which streamlined communications re: repairs and gave us quality work without having to get bids. I can't say enough good about his team. Salina and Meredith were superb in their knowledge and skills--always immediately responsive--and could not have been more pleasant to deal with. Their unruffled efficiency and ease at handling every little challenge--contacting Armand if and when necessary--insulated us from anxiety. They scheduled and heavily promoted several open houses, most overseen by Natalie, who was also astute at her job. When our eventual buyers made their offer, Armand was an excellent negotiator and our house sold in exactly the amount of time he predicted it would. We had high expectations of Armand because of his reputation, but he and his team exceeded our expectations."

Debbie Bettis

Armand - You were very quick to answer questions and address concerns. You were also patient with our flustered mental states. You helped rescue that whole "we're gonna fix this, no we aren't, how dare you hold us to our word" scenario. That was crucial. We also appreciate your assistant helping us with the kids that crazy day we had everyone come. She was amazing. A+

Jeffrey & Natalie Howard

Thank you! I want to emphasize that the videos you made for us were the key to the sale. Once we saw them, we were sold. Of course your guest apperances only added to the charm. Thanks again! We are very excited to start our new life in NC!

Vern & Kristen Bothwell
In 2012, Armand helped us sell our house.  We interviewed several realtors and chose Armand for his professionalism, expertise (he came to the interview prepared with detailed market analysis for both our area and our house), and candid advice.  Armand helped us determine what repairs to make and how to stage our home before putting it on the market.  He helped us determine an appropriate listing price, and had us write a seller's "love letter" detailing all of the excellent qualities of the home, neighborhood, etc.  This was very unique.  Armand's assistant, Salina, took amazing photos of the house, and the marketed the house  extensively on the internet and locally.  When we received our first offer, Armand proved to be an excellent negotiator, and the sales price was higher than we expected!  Throughout the process he was very easy to get in contact with, always honest and ethical, and ultimately effective in getting our house sold at a great price.  After buying and selling homes in several different states in the past 10 years, my husband and I can confidently say that Armand is the best realtor we have worked with.  He stands out from other realtors in his market expertise and negotiating skills.  Armand is very trustworthy as well, which can be hard to find.

We recommended Armand to our good friends after they were unable to sell their home for nearly a year.  With Armand's help, they made necessary repairs, got the house on the market, and had 2 offers on the second day it was listed!  They also sold for higher than anticipated.  

I would recommend Armand to anyone needing to sell a home. 
Christina Lester

Armand and his team were fantastic.  Armand truly has the heart of a teacher.  He listened to our questions and answered them without giving too much information or being pushy.  From day one he and his team were so helpful, accommodating our every need, and patiently walking us through the experience as first-time homebuyers.  They were there for us every step of the way, from the initial showing, to closing, and even after.  I would strongly recommend Armand and his team to anyone, but especially first-time buyers.

Jeremy & Rachel Gage
My wife and I spent the last two years as reluctant landlords after our house was unable to sell in 2011. We had to move to Atlanta for a job and were left with no choice but to rent it out. In October of this year, our tenants moved out and we jumped at the chance to get our house sold in a better market. Armand was recommended by some friends so we called him and were never disappointed. From the first phone call, Armand listened and gave sound advice. He gave us a very honest assessment of what we needed to do to get our house ready to sell and when we decided on repairs, he had wonderful resources to get the work done quickly and honestly. When we had questions, he answered quickly. When we had to sign papers, we\'d find them in our inbox. Our house went on the market on a Friday and on Sunday we had two offers! We were so starstruck we were ready to jump on the best one and call it a day. But Armand was cool, calm, and collected and negotiated an even better price! This process could not have gone any smoother. Armand is amazing! But it\'s not just him. Everyone on his team is incredible. They are a well-oiled machine of excellent advice and quick responses. We\'ve worked with our fair share of real estate agents in the past but Armand has raised the bar for us.
Ryan & LeAnn Taylor

Team Armand of of Coldwell bankers helped us navigate a very important decision that will see us to a very pleasant next stage of life: retirement. My husband and I have completely opposite ideas but this did not divert Ms. Shaw, buyers agent for team Armand. Ms. Shaw's communication abilities allowed her to navigate within our 31 year marriage, I warned her that "we are the worste couple ever", but Ms. Shaw said "no way, power onward". Ms. Shaw does not give up, is one of the most determined people ever, and is the best example of beautiful Southern manners. Ms. Shaw's marketing abilities saved me 7 K. My experience purchasing land with Ms. Shaw was comprehensive. Armand, sellers agent was aware of all the steps we need to take and was spot on with our next step toward achieviving our goal of building a proper retirement smaller home. Natalie and Armand give back to their community. Natalie Shaw is an animal advocate despite a busy family and work. Armand is a skilled musician recently participating in a Hurricaine Matthew benefit raising 10 k in 3 hours. Salina the office manager is the "glue". Everything is smooth as silk given Salina's watchful eyes.

Bea Kendall

Armand is an excellent real estate agent.  He is professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and dedicated.  He guided us through every step of the process and provided timely and accurate feedback along the way.  Working with Armand was, by far, the easiest part our home-buying process.  Always on top of the situation, he put many hours into our purchase, looking at dozens of houses with us, verifying information during due diligence, and expediting the closing process.  My wife and I highly recommend him to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell their house. He will make sure you get the best house for your individual needs.

Matthew & Allison Everson

I don't hesitate for a second to recommend Armand (and his team - Salina Russell, who is his office manager, is a huge part of his program as well). Armand really followed his program that is outlined on his website and was not willing to even list our house until it was ready to showcase. It took a lot of work and preparation on our part (painting, landscaping, floor repair, etc.), but when it was ready to go it shined and we recovered the cost many times over! We were overwhelmed by his team's marketing of our home (internet, newspaper, distribution of flyers to neighboring realtor offices, open houses and installing a radio transmitter in our house to provide a "Talking House" to anyone that wanted to tune in while driving by) and the resulting interest (we had 10 showings our first week). In fact, Armand and his team were able to sell our home for 10% more than we had originally expected for a listing price and in only three weeks. Furthermore, the house sold in February and in a difficult housing market. I honestly can't say enough about Armand's team - I have never heard of a more efficient home seller.

Doug Sammond

Thank you for all you did to help us buy our new house! Besides the local knowledge and quick response to our short notice, I appreciate your prompt communication and thorough job of making sure everything went the way it should. I was also happy that you provided the right amount of help, both in our search and after we made the offer on the house. We never felt overwhelmed with details or abandoned without a clue.

We are now living in our new house, finishing the unpacking, and enjoying the perfectly-functioning air conditioners as we listen to Armand & Bluesology on the stereo!

Johan Shattuck

I just wanted to take a few minutes to express to you how grateful Vicky and I have been for you and your staff on the sale of our old home, and the purchase of our new home. I have to say that coming from a sales background myself, I have been impressed with how you have conducted yourself with us through the stresses and strains associated with this kind of life change. From The very beginning, you have been thorough, cool headed and respectful of our wishes. When it came time for you to interject your perspective or opinion, you did it with patience and understanding and that assured us that we were in good hands. You were looking out for us while treating perspective buyers and sellers with the respect that they deserve. These are qualities that I admire and hold high in my list of people that I will do business with. Please pass this letter along to any perspective clients as a wholehearted referral and endorsement of you and your company!

George and Vicky Hindenach

Armand is the type of agent all Realtors should aspire to be! He is consistent, honest, trustworthy and there to help with everything just about any time of day! Even though we had been through the home buying and selling process before, we came away from this feeling like it was out first home buying experience because of all the information we learned from Armand throughout the transaction. We will certainly recommend Armand to other with the highest regard. Thank you again, Armand!

Matthew & Carrie Davis

I listed my house with Armand knowing it is a dicey real estate market these days. My house needed a lot of work to get it looking, in Armand’s words, “like a shiny new penny”. And with Armand’s support and guidance, that was the result! My house sold and my overall real estate transaction came with $500 of what I had originally in mind. In today’s spooky economy, that is a huge success! Good job, Armand.

Walter Sikora

We want you to know that we truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to show us a couple homes and kick start us into the buying process. We were so impressed with your dedication to us and all your hard work. We are in love with our new home. Thank you!

Eric & Katie Allman

Hi Armand and Salina.

I apologize for the delay but I wanted to send an official THANK YOU for all your diligence in the sale of 109 Todd St. We feel very grateful that, in this economy, we were able to sell a condo, particularly with others in our neighborhood for sale. We have no doubt that both of you were a huge component in the sale.

We are adjusting to life in Winston-Salem. It’s not Carrboro but we are adjusting.      ;-)

Anyway, thanks again for all your efforts in the sale. We will always be appreciative.

Rachel & Dave Dirito

Thank you so much for meeting with us on Saturdays, Sundays, and nights, returning our phone calls and emails, putting our fears at ease, offering “kid advice”, making the very daunting home buying process got a lot more smoothly, and truly helping up to get into a home we love. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Tim & Christine Hudelson

When we went to Team Armand we were about to move to Colorado.  Because of our 4 small children we would not be able to list/show the house until it was empty.  Because of this, our top priority was to sell our house quickly.  We let Armand know this, and by taking his advice regarding what to fix up and how to price, we were able to sell our house in 9 days in this slow market.  A testament to how much Armand cares about the client and not the commission is that after deciding on the price, we had second thoughts and wanted to raise the price.  Armand new that our first priority was to sell the house quickly and he talked us out of raising the price.  In addition, once the house was listed and we were out of state, the basement flooded.  Armand and Salina helped us take care of everything quickly and easily by recommending a clean up crew and a plumber who diagnosed and fixed the problem.  In a matter of days everything was back to normal.  Armand and Salina also went to the house everyday to oversee the cleanup and repair. In just a letter there is no way for me to give a high enough recommendation to Armand and his team.  Because of him our transition was easy and we are already in a new house in Colorado.

Sheryl Cossins & Jade Kizer

Armand had the patience that was necessary for me and my wife to finally find our dream home, the dedication to stick with us through thick and thin of our decision making, and the most affable of personality to keep us both interested and happy with the process.

David Conley

We contacted Armand initially to see what our house might be worth and to see what was on the market. After some initial discussions, he showed us the amazing place that we ultimately bought. To get to that point, he also spent time figuring out what our house was worth and came up with recommendations to make it more attractive to potential buyers - all of which were spot-on. He worked tirelessly to market our house (I believe that there were 4 open houses and a showing roughly every other day), stayed on top of things and kept us informed and involved. Once we had a contract, he and his team were absolutely critical in helping us to get repairs organized and to do the endless number of things needed to complete the move. Armand was also our agent for the purchase of the new place and did a great job negotiating the terms for us. In fact, we would not have been able to complete the purchase without his efforts in the final stages. Our house was the only one in our neighborhood to sell in this challenging market and this was because of Armand's hard work and enthusiasm. He's also a great guy. We recommend him without hesitation!

Art Champagne & Nancy Bierman

What a pleasant experience I had searching for and purchasing my home in Mebane, mostly due to Armand’s timely, knowledgeable and comfortable assistance. In the beginning, he was neither pushy nor discouraging and toward the end of the process, he was consistently available and informative – just what I needed. His rapport and cool foresight with the seller’s agent resulted in a better financial settlement for me (a new roof!) than I expected. Armand always had time for my questions and never appeared rushed when meeting, qualities I appreciate when doing business. He made my whole experience on I didn’t want to complete so quickly (!) and I will certainly recommend him to others.

Pam Clarke

I have worked with Armand on six Real Estate deals, for my own home and for property being purchased for my company. I have been very pleased with his service. Armand is prompt in replying to phone calls and emails, and he has a strong sense of ethics and thoroughness. I know that he has my best interests in mind, and works hard to make sure I understand the complexities involved. I will continue to call Armand any time I have a Real Estate transaction I'm involved in, I want him on my team!

Catherine Miller

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Armand Lenchek Broker, REALTOR, Team Leader

Folks born and raised in Chapel Hill will tell you that even living here since 1982, as I have, does not qualify you as a true Chapel Hill native. So, a long time ago, I decided to deepen my Chapel Hill roots by marrying my Carolina Girl. And for a long while we lived in the house she grew up in, right in downtown Chapel Hill. Ah, the college basketball games we have seen at our home. From our front yard we could hear the crowd roar at Kenan Stadium. We watched the seasons change by seeing the students come and go. Chapel Hill is a special place. And, btw - I hear they have a really good basketball team over in Durham, too...

What does this have to do with Real Estate? Just to say that I appreciate and enjoy living in the Triangle area. I know it well - all of it: Durham, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Cary, Apex & Raleigh included along with Chapel Hill/Carrboro. I feel I am a great ambassador of our wonderful area. And having been a full-time, high volume REALTOR since 2003 gives me the experience & skill to help our Buyers & Sellers in the best way possible.

But rather than read what I have to say about myself, please click on the testimonials link to read some letters from past clients.


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