Originally from Alberta, Canada...Home of the "Alberta Clipper!" While living in Canada, I enjoyed a previous career in New and Custom Built Homes as a business partner, as well as Sales and Marketing.
I also enjoyed the restaurant business as a Dairy Queen Franchise Owner, so I know how to make lots of "Sweet Treats!" In 2005, I left my beloved family and friends, traded in my snowblower and ice scraper for a garden rake and shovel, and moved to the Raleigh area. My previous experience as a Home Builder, as well as Sales and Marketing, led me to a career in Real Estate, which I truly enjoy. I love everything about owning a home, such as design and decorating, landscaping, gardening and bird watching.
I also love meeting and helping people to make their dreams of home ownership come true!
I am happily married to a native New Yorker for 25 years, have lived in New York City and Long Island, as well as Poughkeepsie NY. I am in love with this area of North Carolina, perfectly nestled between the mountains and beaches just a short drive away. No more winters for me!
My charitable interests include St. Jude's Hospital, CMN, and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (Wendy's Wonderful Kids).
My husband and I met Lorrie Berlenbach at an openhouse that we happened upon in Cary, NC while visiting friends two years ago. Although we didn't have plans on relocating at that time, we were exploring the area for the future. We enjoyed speaking with her and met for lunch before we left the area and talked about relocating down the road.
Suddenly Covid hit and our world was turned upside down. We decided to put our house in NY on the market and it sold almost immediatley. That's when we called Lorrie and after a conference call she went to work for us sending listings. She quickly got a feel for what we were looking for. We made two trips to NC in a period of weeks. She pretty much made herself available to us the whole time. It was exciting but exhausting work. Lorrie was great. She kept us energized and focused. She is very knowledgable of the area and about homes. She wasn't afraid to get into a crawl space or an attic. When our offer was accepted on the house we were to purchase, she was thorough in completing all necessary paperwork and keeping us abreast of all the goings on. We had a quick and seamless closing. Also, since we were relocating from out of state she also provided us with a wealth of information on services in the area and helped us with recommendations on vendors to have some work completed. She comes with a lot of experience and is very professional.
Lorrie is so experienced with a lot of knowledge about pretty much all the area around Raleigh. She helped my family to buy our first home, she was and still is " after one month of closing date" available for whatever help we might need. She was very patience with us during our house hunting and always answered her phone or email promptly. I will definitely recommend you to all the people that I know.
THANK YOU SO MUCH LORRIE.
Lorrie is a very good agent, she helped us to find our first house, she was listening to our needs and requirements when we doing the house search, she has the knowledge of the market, she showed us many houses and she was there when we needed her,
All what we can say about her is that we gain a new friend to the family.