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.
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.