Ivan Hovis Gobern is one of the Triangle’s most trusted real estate partners. Hovis Gobern's family moved to Wake County from rural North Carolina in the 1950s. Ivan is proud of both his Triangle roots and national experience. He has lived and worked in Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with most of the last decade back home in Raleigh.
Ivan earned his state broker’s license, national REALTOR ® designation, is a Strategic Pricing Specialist®, a USAA Preferred Agent , Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and gives back through Co-Chairing the Wake Realtor Foundation's Community Service Committee and a host of other local non-profit organizations. He has degrees in gerontology and public administration and enjoyed accomplished careers in aging, health and fitness, human resources and project management.
Honesty, Integrity, and Service have helped Hovis Gobern become widely respected in the market for building strong relationships and producing superior results. Ivan shares a contagious level of energy and optimism, loves the outdoors and can be found cycling our greenways, dining out with his family and kayaking the beautiful Neuse River.
A few years back, I told Ivan I wanted him to help my kids buy homes. He said challenge accepted, as soon as they’re ready. Fast forward, Ivan worked with my son to buy his first home. Then, Just after closing, the home next door was “coming soon”.
I asked Ivan to get the house next door and within 24 hours, it was ours!! Talk about results. Who says realtors can’t make it happen? I’ll tell you this, Ivan had the Midas touch for us. Highly recommend him for that personal tough
Working with Ivan was excellent. He kept the ball rolling and updated us frequently throughout our home-buying process. I firmly believe that his ability to negotiate is what got us into the home of our choice (before it had officially hit the market!). We are so happy with our new home and recommend Ivan to anyone looking to buy in the Durham/Triangle area.
As buyers Ivan was able to identify and get to contract a home meeting all of our criteria in a very competitive sellers market.
He and his team worked very effectively with the seller to resolve all issues. They set up all of the inspections and meetings and were always available to meet and answer all questions.
Ivan and his team made it happen including closing right on the target close day -- especially significant considering a purchase of a new construction property.
Ivan did a phenomenal job with the selling of my dad's house. He walked me through every process patiently, knowing I did not have experience in selling a home.
The best piece of information I can share with you is that he advertised a coming soon on Tuesday, went live on Friday and we had a contract on Saturday. Ivan certainly has the Midas touch.
I have known this perfectionist for almost 30 years so when it came to selecting an agent who could assist my family with selling my newly deceased father's house, I knew there was only one person(Ivan) who was caring, sensitive and an utmost professional. From day one, Ivan stepped in and took charge of a stressful situation without ever leaving us out of the decision making process or making us feel inadequate. He made it a point to make sure we understood the entire sales process from beginning to end. He came with a well thought out plan but always left it in our hands to make the final decisions on how we wanted to sell our fathers house. There are so many small but important details involved with selling a home. I would lose track of details (at times) but Ivan never let anything slip by. He made sure every I had a dot and that every T was crossed, to the Nth degree. Yes he is the expert but it always felt like we were working WITH A PARTNER, and not in a business arrangement. Ivan is so in tune with the market that he predicted that our first offer would most likely be our best offer and sure enough he was correct. If you want the job done right, Ivan is your man
Ivan is amazing. After one meeting with him I knew we would become longtime friends. He impressed us with all he knew about the area and the real estate market in general. When we found the house of our dreams, Ivan had to work fast in order for us to get it (over another possible buyer) and we did! We never waited on calls or emails from him. He always quickly responded to our questions and needs. Towards the time of closing, we had the opportunity to close early but our mortgage company didn’t think they would be able to do it. Ivan stayed on top of things and we ended up closing 10 days early. Ivan is attentive and just a very welcoming and positive person to be around. He is the realtor you are looking for!
Ivan Hovis Gobern hizo un trabajo extraordinario al ayudarme a comprar mi primera casa. Hoy, estoy muy feliz en mi nuevo hogar gracias a todo el arduo trabajo que Ivan hizo por mí. Fue una jornada muy difícil y desafiante para mí, pero con Ivan todo el proceso fue mucho más fácil. Soy muy feliz en mi casa. Lo recomiendo mucho, ya que también ayudó a mi amiga a comprar su nueva casa en Raleigh.
Ivan Hovis Gobern did an extraordinary job in assisting me to buy my first house. Today, I am very happy at my new home thanks to all the hard work that Ivan did for me. It was a very difficult and challenging journey for me but with Ivan the whole process was a lot easier. I am very happy in my home. I highly recommended him since he also helped to buy her new home Raleigh.
It was a pleasure working with Ivan. From start to finish he treated us like we were family. In our absence he made sure the house was deep-cleaned and beautifully staged. His pricing guidance led to us getting an excellent offer on the first day on the market which we accepted. He is knowledgeable, tenacious, and an all-around wonderful individual to work with.
Ivan was truly our north star through the entire process of buying our home. He was always kind, responsive, and he fought so hard for what we wanted and what we needed. He answered every last question and supported us in every way. I could not recommend him enough. He's the most beautiful soul who will get you that dream home and so much more. Don't go to anyone else but Ivan and his team. We feel honored that we got to work with him.
Ivan is a passionate advocate for his clients who takes time to get to know and understand what is important to each member of the family. He demonstrates expertise when discussing and assessing the numerous design options for buying a home. Selling a home with Ivan is so exciting as he employs every avenue to push your home to the market from YouTube to Facebook, Ivan is a fabulous salesman! To work with Ivan is to work with a friend who understands you like family. It was a joy and we highly recommend him!
Decided to list my house for sale on a Sunday. Ivan was at my home the next evening walking me through the process. My townhouse was listed as Coming Soon by Tuesday with all new pictures and marketing. By the time we hit the market Friday morning there were 18 showings. By 9pm that day I had multiple over ask offers and was under contract by 10pm. Literally one day. Best part is, Ivan even dropped off moving boxes the next day! Great experience. If anyone needs an agent he is your guy!
Ivan is hands down the best! Just landed our dream home in one day while he stayed up on a Tuesday night on his time to make sure all our paperwork was in to seal the deal while there was interest from other agents. He knew how much this house meant to us and went the extra mile. You’d be silly to look any further than my man Ivan!
We were looking at a home in Wendell Falls and were lucky enough to meet Ivan as the on call realtor, and were so grateful to meet him! We ended up using him as our buyer’s agent, and had a great experience. He has such a positive and upbeat attitude, and definitely looked out for our best interests. Highly recommend!
Ivan was an outstanding agent who worked hard throughout the entire process, and it paid off! He got my home sold above the price I was hoping for, and on schedule. He spent significant time to help stage, have professional photos taken, and then worked with the agents representing the multiple offers that came in. Ivan ensured that each step of the way I was taken care of, and I would absolutely recommend him!
This is my 4th real estate venture with Ivan Hovis-Gobern and his colleague Tina Hilker. They give 110% all the time and make it happen within 29 hrs of seeing s townhouse, we agreed on an offer, submitted it abd had the contract and closed in less than 5 weeks. They are perfection and a team to work with . If I didn't trust them I wouldn't have used them for the 4th time. You wont be disappointed.
Ivan and Tina make a great team. Their responsiveness to questions and skills in negotiating are great. They do a great job at answering all of your questions in a timely manner and make mole hills out of any mountains should they arise. Would recommend them to any one looking to buy or sell a house.
Ivan is a top notch real estate broker/agent. His creativity , persistence and troubleshooting helped me sell a home last year and a lot today despite some hiccups along the way. He is definitely a “we are gonna make this happen”
And he delivers. I recommend Ivan without reservation
Ivan is one of the BEST realtors I have used yet! He stands up for his clients and is there for anything you need. Our home buying experience would have been a complete disaster but Ivan stepped up and showed us how true he is to his clients best interest.
I can't thank Ivan and Tina enough for helping me find my dream home. Their hard work, and support every step of the way was wonderful. If you are looking to buy a home this is the team you need.
Just completed purchasing a townhouse with Ivan's assistance. I'd signed up with him to find a place after meeting him at an open house, and couldn't be more pleased with his work. Patiently showed me several places until I found the right one, then took care of all the details, successfully negotiating several concessions with the listing agent, making sure work was done, and following up on everything. Was a painless process with Ivan.
Not often in life do we have the good fortune to meet someone who we connect with in an instant, and know immediately that we will be able to work with them and build a meaningful and lasting connection for a long time to come.
My wife Liz and I had a chance meeting with Ivan at the Wendell development on our first visit to Raleigh. We spoke briefly and soon we were deep into the conversation about our home buying needs and more.
Ivan is a great agent and now a treasured friend. We got the best deal, a beautiful home and a great friend to boot.
Ivan's patience to show us the area and help us select our new home was tested a few times, but he was always respectful of our choices, need for space when we needed to discuss our options, and reassuring when we got flustered in the process.
And if that wasn't enough, we got two for the price of one. Ivan's teammate Tina was available to us for added support and as a resource whenever we needed or when Ivan took a deserved break/holiday.
I highly recommend Ivan and Tina to anyone looking for a caring professionals to guide their property purchase decisions in the Raleigh-Durham area.
To say Ivan went above and beyond my expectations seems like a massive understatement. He was supportive, knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. I could not be more pleased.
Ivan is your man. He organized and professionally executed a wonderful open house for us to assist in the selling of our condo. Highly recommend for your realty needs. He is enthused and knowledgeable and guaranteed to get the job done.
Through my whole relocation process Ivan has gone above and beyond to ensure the process went smoothly. Ivan is very knowledgeable and efficient and his client comes first. It’s been a pleasure working with him.????
Ivan is the best agent you can find. He is honest, responsive, and always looks out for your best interests. Ivan will quickly and diligently help you find the right home that meets your needs, and proactively actively steer you away from one that doesn't. Ivan will also work incredibly hard for you no matter your price range. Whether $100k or $1M is your budget, Ivan will work just as hard for you. Hire this awesome agent, person, and now our friend, right now!
I would highly recommend Ivan!!! Recently I obtained a new job that required relocation to the Raleigh/Durham area. I located another realtor who agreed to establish several appointments while I was in the area over a two day period. The realtor did not follow through and I was left to figure out my options in my own. While visiting a development I was given Ivan’s information. Needless to say, an interstate move is stressful. Ivan met with me and discussed my options. He was responsive and professional. Within a few hours we had narrowed my search and I was able to find the perfect location during my two day visit. Ivan is amazing!!!
Ivan's support and guidance was greatly appreciated while I was buying my first home!
Ivan, I wanted to send this note to you as a big THANK YOU!
I recently had the opportunity to team-up with Ivan. I came to him with a clear vision and a defined goals. Today I can say, hands down, that Ivan is a first class advocate for my interests; he has sharp insight below what's on the surface, and his base of knowledge with a keen attention to detail helped me SUCCEED!
Thank you again for all of your help, expertise, and support through the process!
Ivan is great. He caters to all your needs and is a smart guy who will find you your dream home.
As a former property manager with Real Estate Agency's I've experienced & worked with many, however Ivan is a Sterling and Diamond Example of a Broker that goes beyond the call for a client. If you want to get results put your trust in him....Read Full Review
A gracious agent that puts others first! Grateful to know such a professional is working on the triangle market!
Ivan is an amazing person to work alongside. He's constantly putting his best foot forward, full of energy and thoughtfulness. I couldn't recommend him more.
Ivan is a true professional and an expert at selling real estate. So if you are buying or selling, make the smart choice and call Ivan. Not only is he an outstanding real estate broker, he is the one of the finest human beings I ever met.
Ivan is great to work with-supportive and allows us to go at our own pace to find exactly what we need.
I want to make it a point to get the word out about this amazing relator, Ivan. We were first time home buyers and had zero clue. Ivan made a normally stressful situation, into a smooth, easy and fun process. Ivan was able to help us navigate through this new real-estate world. He stayed on top of everything even when he was out of town. We started our process a little less than two weeks ago and now we are about to be new home owners. That’s a true testament to how diligent and how hard working he is. Whatever your needs are (and we had some interesting ones), he will make it happen and find your dream home. Ivan GETS THE JOB DONE!
We are so beyond excited and lucky to have Ivan along with us on this new house journey. We highly recommend him to any buyer or seller. You won’t regret it!
First Time Home Buyers,
Monique and Alicia
So grateful Ivan took the time, did the market research, presented me options and connected me to a lender and other resources last year when I wanted to learn about first time home ownership in Orange County...he was happy to spend time and set me on the right track to buy my 1st house this year and I CANT WAIT to buy with Ivan this year!
The best was Mr Gobern's honest assessments and attention to detail in real estate, but also in the undefined area of my emotional responses to houses, which is a key to really finding a HOME! He is professional, friendly, and loves getting the right place for a client--and it shows in daily work, communication and the effort he puts forth! While relatively new to real estate in Raleigh, he never hesitated to say "I'll find out" if he was not sure of an answer to any question. I wish I could buy a hundred homes, as it was that inspiring to work with him!
Ivan helped us purchase a home from start to finish. He took the time to understand exactly what my family was looking for, targeted a search, and took the time to show us as many houses as was necessary. Once we settled on a home, , Ivan helped us through the negotiation process, made sure we got everything that was agreed upon, and ensured a smooth closing process. Ivan was always quick to answer our questions, and is a pleasure to deal with. You won't find anyone else that is as passionate about their work and eager to help you find your next home. Ivan was invaluable in our house purchase, and he's just a really really nice guy.
Ivan set out to accomplish an impossible task on behalf of my family: help my mother purchase a home in the up-and-coming, limited listings neighborhood outside of downtown Raleigh. He found her a beautiful home, and negotiated for her purchase despite a seller's market. Ivan has directly improved the quality of life we enjoy as Raleigh residents, as well as our social, familial, and community health as mother/daughter become neighbors. Thank you Ivan!
I was one of Ivan's first listings. My home sold within 3 days of going on the market. We worked together to ensure that there were minimal issues - multiple walk-throughs and punch lists of potential inspection "gotchas", landscaping and curbappeal fixes. Ivan was great in marketing my home.
Ivan is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. When I gave him a call and told him I was interested in buying a house he immediately asked me what I was looking for and the location and presented options to me later that day. I felt like he was focused on me and what I was looking for. Ivan's extensive knowledge of the house buying process and good understanding of Raleigh and the surrounding area made me feel safe and at ease. most importantly he made me feel like family and that is why I would recommend Ivan.
Ivan helped us find and purchase the home we will retire in. Every step of the way, he went above and beyond to learn the fine details about the homes in which we were interested, until we decided on the house we purchased. I have already referred friends to Ivan, who has has subsequently helped to buy their homes. Ivan Is like family and we're grateful to him for all the work he did to get us where we live today.
Ivan went above and beyond as our buyers agent. Ivan was always there for all of our questions and needs during the home buying process! He showed us as many houses as we needed to make our decision. I would definitely recommend Ivan!
Ivan gave us an amazing home buying experience. You would be hard pressed to find another so dedicated to his clients. Ivan listened to our wish list and produced! He was flexible with our busy schedules. Additionally, Ivan provided fantastic guidance during negotiation and logged and followed up on repairs, some even we forgot, ahead of close. You will be blown away with his level of service and professionalism.
Ivan exceeded all of our expectations.
He is kind, he is prompt and he is so funny!
He made us feel like family from the very beginning!
We feel lucky to have had Ivan as our realtor and cant wait to recommend him to our friends!
We couldn't have had a better experience than we did with Ivan.
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