Gwen has lived in university communities all of her adult life and Chapel Hill has been her home since 1975. A native of Tennessee, Gwendolyn Lamb holds a BA degree from Vanderbilt University, an MAT from Harvard University and JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Gwen loves Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities largely because here she can readily indulge her passion for music and travel. In music, she is both participant and spectator, having sung with the Choral Society of Durham for many years as well as being an avid concertgoer. Her travel adventures enable her to visit far-flung family and friends and to pursue an abiding desire to see the world.
Gwen presents special qualifications for a real estate professional. In addition to more than twenty years of brokerage experience, she practiced real estate law for several years until family needs required schedule flexibility. This background honed her skills in problem-solving and negotiation. Attention to detail, patience, commitment and a desire to assist people in the realization of dreams and goals form the basis of her real estate brokerage. As an example of her patience, she once showed 85 different houses to one Buyer before a decision was made. That’s not ideal but sometimes it’s what it takes and Gwen will do what it takes to meet her clients’ needs.
We were referred to Gwen Lamb through a colleague because of her reputable history. As first time home buyers, we had very little idea of how to navigate the real estate world. Gwen was patient with us and honest with her feedback. She is very knowledgeable about the area, which was much needed as we are transplants to Chapel Hill. She is always available for an email or phone call and was diligent with new listings and updates, but we never felt like we were working with a "saleswoman." Gwen is the perfect balance of non-interfering when we needed time to think, and assertive when we needed someone in our corner to "get the job done." We are happy to have her in our lives and would recommend her to any home buyer.
Gwendolyn Lamb helped my husband and I find a home in Chapel Hill in 1999 before the internet made previews so much easier than mailing us info sheets before we arrived from IL to view properties – one example of her “going the distance” to help us prepare for our search! In the years since, Gwen’s expertise has assisted our grown daughter with buying three homes, and selling two of them. Gwen’s cheerful willingness to answer questions, patience in showing properties in many scattered directions and years of experience with ever changing real estate law are appreciated attributes that have inspired confidence and trust in being “in good hands”. We especially value Gwen’s friendship over the years since my husband joined the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Buying and selling a house is usually the largest and most important transaction that people will make during their lifetime. The process can be filled with uncertainty and anxiety. We have had the good fortune of benefiting from Gwen's years of local real estate experience during three of these life changing experiences over 35+ years. Jerry and I have great confidence in her expertise and ability to handle a full range of real estate needs and localities. In the past we have highly recommended Gwen's services to our own daughter and friends moving into and leaving the Triangle area and will continue to do so in the future.