Client Testimonials for Hitchcock Realty & Associates Team

Read what others have to say about their experiences working with Margaret Hitchcock and Sylvia Rola to buy or sell their home in Carteret County. Did you have a great experience working with Hitchcock Realty & Associates Team? We want to hear about it!

Sylvia, worked hard with my wife to sell her property. Stayed positive when offers fell through. Got the job done!

- Brent Ivey

Great agents. Love my new home. Hassle-free and customer-centric.

- Paul

Hitchcock Realty & Associates was great to work with. Our agent Margaret was on top of everything. She returned calls promptly, found answers to our questions quickly. And most importantly, she didn't hover over us or pressure us. She listened and gave thoughtful answers.

- Jack R.

I am not one to write online reviews but, in this case, I definitely feel compelled to make a sincere exception. After Hurricane Florence here on the NC Coast, my former (rental) home had to be gutted and the prospects of finding a new home (or even storage for my belongings, because of the unique circumstances of the hurricane devastation) were dismal, according to other agents. Nevertheless (this is a true story !), one call to Margaret Hitchcock allowed me (through her efforts) to purchase a new home within a matter of hours of its listing and her follow up services were amazing (she handled everything incredibly efficiently and with minimal cost for me). Within 30 days I was relocated in my new home (delighted with it) and ... well, what else can I say ... truly amazing. I really can't say any more than that. Highly recommended is putting it lightly!

- James Cresimore

Margaret is such a pleasure to work with. Her experience with the area and expertise in evaluating the appropriate listing price gained us a lot of value. She had some of the most amazing photos that greatly illustrated the value of the property and the area. Margaret is so responsive and easy to talk with as you try to make the right decisions. Thank you Margaret!

- JoAnn Currie

Kudos to Margaret and her team for such integrity, professionalism, and constant guidance through the home buying...and selling process!!!

We met Margaret in 2019 when my daughter relocated to the area from Tennessee. The inventory was nearly non-existent as the local market was in the early stages of recovery from Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Her knowledge, skill, diligence, and resourcefulness helped us find and secure a suitable home for my daughter to settle into.

With being totally new to the area, and our trust in Margaret, she made the transaction less stressful and the transition to a new area and job a bit more comforting and manageable. We were both very impressed with her drive and ambition to please US in the process. She worked late and long hours and kept us well informed. I have bought and sold numerous properties in my lifetime and find Margaret to be the best representative I've ever experienced.

We were so content and confident with her skills that we called upon her this past July when my daughter was offered a better career opportunity in another state. She quickly took control of the listing and had the property under contract and SOLD for over the asking price in just 3 weeks!!! More than impressed and thankful for her efforts, guidance, and friendship!

I HIGHLY recommend Margaret Hitchcock to anyone in Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, and the surrounding Carteret County area.
Professional, knowledgeable, present to your concerns and needs, and full of integrity! She's THE BEST!!!!!

- Vera Anderson

My wife and I were referred to Hitchcock Realty & Associates by our close friends who just sold their home with the firm. We wanted to downsize, so we had to sell our current home and buy another one. We can't compliment Margaret and Sylvia enough on the job well done, assisting us with the sale of our home in Newport and purchasing another one in Morehead City. From our first conversation, it was apparent we had the right team on our side! In this challenging real estate market, things move incredibly fast and can be extremely overwhelming. Still, Margaret and Sylvia were quick to come up with solutions, responses to multiple offers, inspections, repair requests, and appraisal issues. They made arrangements with contractors, paid attention to every single detail, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. They are a dynamic duo, and I would use them again in a heartbeat. Thanks again, Ladies. We love you and appreciate the hard work and support you gave us throughout the challenging process!

- Jack Warren

I would highly recommend Sylvia Rola. The land I purchased was in an estate, so it was a long and drawn-out process. Sylvia stayed on top of it the whole way through, also taking care of things I couldn't since I live out of town.

- Susan Maynard

The team at Hitchcock Realty made first time home buying a breeze for me! Highly recommend! They will treat you like family.

- Chase Chapman

We are pleased to recommend Margaret Hitchcock and Sylvia Rola as a knowledgeable and dependable Real Estate Agents. They recently sold our home on the North Carolina coast in Morehead City. We could not be happier with their service. They provided excellent listing information and beautiful pictures, gave great selling techniques, hosted open houses, arranged many showings and kept in constant communication during the sale. Top it off with a wonderful personalities and they are the whole package!

- Christopher and Paula Anderson

We wanted to let everyone know that we had an incredible experience with our Realtor Margaret Hitchcock with Hitchcock Realty. She personally sold our home (no other agent was involved) and it could not have gone smoother.

 When we were selling our home at the beach, we went through two other agents who work out of Emerald Isle offices and both were arrogant, entitled and basically lazy.  After struggling with these agents who did almost nothing to market our home, we found Margaret - she is out of Morehead City but does a lot of work on the island and all over the county. Very aggressive (but pleasant) and she works 8 days a week we think.

Margaret is like "super woman" - she always answers her phone or calls you back in minutes (we waited sometimes days to hear back from the other two!) She works hard to sell her own listings.

She sold ours in just a few days to a client she was showing homes to in a lesser price range - they resisted because they did not want to go higher in price and she still managed to get them to "at least take a look". They fell in love with our home and bought it! Negotiations, while difficult because they were above their self-imposed budget, went smoothly and we never detected a hint of pressure from Margaret - she was always very respectful and honest with us. We could not recommend any other agent there after such a tremendous experience with her - trust me, you will not be disappointed when the time comes to list - she may live in Morehead but she works in Emerald Isle and all over the county - all the time!

She does a wonderful and very professional level video (she actually hires a person who used for work for the film studio in Wilmington). If she lists your home it will sell, if not if won't be from a lack of effort on her part.

My wife and I have been Realtors for over 32 years in state of Virginia and Margaret is one of those rare exceptions - she actually WORKS! Trust me when I say NO ONE will work harder. If you hire Margaret to sell or buy your home - I know you will not be disappointed.

- Bob and Phyllis Jurgensen

So elated we found Margaret Hitchcock to help sell our home and find our new one. Margaret is so unlike other Realtors, her work ethic is impeccable. The photos and write up descriptions of our home was spectacular. She is very personable and hard working. She truly covers all the bases. She sold our home in absolutely no time and at a time when no homes were really selling. Since then she has sold a home for our son and 3 of my friends’ homes ALL IN UNDER A MONTH IN A BAD MARKET, where other homes are sitting on the market for over year or two!

Margaret just puts in the extra work and special touches it takes to get it done. You will never regret choosing her, we absolutely love her!


- Steven and Mimi Show

Margaret was an amazing real estate agent. She was very helpful during every step of the sale. This was a breath of fresh air after our experience trying to sell our house with a different realtor who seemed to just sit back and wait for the house to sell itself. She took excellent photos and even made a beautiful video of the house to increase interest online. There was absolutely no issue that Margaret was not ready to help with. 

We were living hundreds of miles away during the time that she represented us, and it was completely stress free. If something needed to be done, she took care of it-being present for appointments and all. Bottom line, Margaret was amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

- Courtney and Zachariah Gantner

Margaret is a great agent. She works hard for you! She is very knowledgeable about the process and is extremely thorough. A lot of other agents in the area are way too laid back and apathetic, but not Margaret. She gets things done, and done right! I highly recommend her!

- Robert and Laura Velardi

Margaret is AMAZING, with a big heart and a bigger smile! She truly cares about her clients and her customers. She took our inquiry to search for a vacation home seriously; others did not. She listened carefully to what we were looking for and arranged to show us several homes that were appropriate, including one that we had discovered while searching on our own. It was during that first meeting with Margaret when we found our dream home and put in an offer which was later accepted. As out-of-town buyers, it was difficult for us to get to the property for some of the inspections. Margaret was gracious enough to take time from her busy day to be there when we couldn’t. Even after we moved in, if we needed referrals for local contractors or advise about the area, Margaret was always ready and willing to help. I would definitely use Margaret Hitchcock again.

- Christina and Robert Hunter

Margaret goes above and beyond. She is very knowledgeable, and super helpful. Margaret was available 24/7. When I sell my home, she will be the broker I use.

- Maria Poli

Margaret Hitchcock was truly PROFESSIONAL and absolutely WONDERFUL to work with during my (our) search for a home in the Morehead City / Newport NC area… besides her brilliant work ethic, she has focused energy and a thorough knowledge of all the intricacies of the real estate process… she was an effective bargaining agent and coordinated many related aspects (banking, inspections, legal, etc)… Margaret frequently went above and beyond the call and made many good things happen… I have NO WORRIES and NO REGRETS and I highly recommend her WITHOUT RESERVATION… and that’s the TRUTH…!!!

- Pete Gray

Margaret was able to do what 3 other realtors couldn't: sell my house. She was honest and really gave me confidence that the house would sell. This was a difficult property to maintain since we were 3,000 miles away. I am very grateful for her honesty and integrity.

- Jill Loveless

Margaret knows her industry/market and gives 150% to fulfill her commitment to all involved including the seller, buyer and industry. She's a real pro utilizing advanced technology to promote the property. She has an extensive network for services that may be necessary to maintain or improve the property. We highly recommend her if you are serious about buying or selling a property.

- Ann and Jeffrey Schmucker

Dear Margaret, You are the best! When my brother and I decided to sell our property I immediately thought of you. On the day that the FOR SALE sign was erected on the property you had five (5) showings. An offer was accepted on the third day that the property was advertised through you. The closing was a brief twelve (12) days after we accepted the offer. You have accommodated us, including interrupting your schedules, both at the office and at home, to show the house on very short notice. You were always available to answer any questions, and I knew that the property was in good hands with you. I would never even consider selling a property without the benefit of real estate brokers, and I feel blessed to have found your help in selling this property. Your integrity and expertise are just two of your strengths, and they shine through your business dealings. I feel that you genuinely care about all of your clients, and I am grateful to consider you my friends.

- Marilyn Keatts

During the real estate market crash Margaret accomplished in 4 months what 2 other agents couldn't in 2 years. She sold our condo in Morehead City, prepared a professional listing which generated numerous showings. She communicates well, pays attention to the smallest detail and is very upbeat. A real joy to work with!

- Geoffrey and Brenda Brown

Margaret was invaluable to us throughout the process going way beyond what we were expecting of an agent. She took care of the smallest details and saved us countless hours. Could not have had a better experience.


- Barbara Young

After dealing with multiple brokers in Carteret County as private real estate investors, we believe that Margaret is the GO-TO agent for any type of transaction. We have NO complaints at all and she has weathered many “storms” as we sold two properties through her agency. Her enthusiasm might be a bit overwhelming to some soft spoken Southerners but we promise that after you work with her, you will be HAPPY!

- Jackie Lambertsen

Margaret Hitchcock is the seller’s dream in finding Buyers. She is so thorough – leaves no stones unturned in reviewing the property before she even agrees to be your Broker. So professional, energetic and knows Real Estate like no other Realtor that we have dealt with. Margaret works so hard for her clients. If we ever need another Realtor – no debate with whom it will be “Margaret Hitchcock”!

- Elizabeth Ritchey

Margaret Hitchcock is truly a professional and supportive Realtor. We had many challenges selling our condo. We went into contract three times; the first two unsuccessful! Throughout the process, Margaret helped us remain positive and supported us through the third contract, which was successful. We would recommend Margaret Hitchcock without any reservation.


- Joe and Camille Zambito

We have recently sold our house. It was on the market for 2 years and ten months. I had listed with two other agencies and then I found Hitchcock Realty. They had it listed for 6 months they sold it! As soon as they got the listing they began the working on the advertising and video. They did a wonderful job and worked very hard to sell my house in the worse time of real estate crush in 2007-2009! I highly recommend Margaret with Hitchcock Realty to anyone to looking to sell their house. She deals with honesty and integrity.

- Judy Nelson

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