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I came to real estate from a lifetime of working in healing professions. When I moved to North Carolina from Florida (as a former oncology and hospice nurse), my focus had been on helping people transition through change and challenge in their lives; this continues today. I find a sense of purposefulness from aiding people going through transitions of all kinds.
Working with property, however, was always at least a parallel vocation before emerging to the forefront. Originally from New York, I owned and managed an apartment building much like the one I grew up in; I experienced all angles of the rental situation, from being a renter to managing tenants and workers and proficient execution of related documents. Later, in FL, my love for property extended to owning and remodeling a number of “fixers” which I later rented and/or sold. (I love to sink my teeth into a good fixer!)
Being from NY, I was raised in the cultural context for the varied population the Triangle attracts, and I welcome and foster this diversity. I am, myself, the offspring of an American and a European immigrant, raised in an “Old World” household. Practicality is valued highly, yet I aim to master the use of data and technology that can best support my clients’ real estate needs.
This orientation towards the practical – along with my respect and concern for the environment – points my compass towards that which makes “the highest and best use of the land,” and I am committed to efficient use of our personal and shared resources, looking out for the “green” aspects of all properties.
And know a percentage of every transaction made through me will be donated to a charity we choose together. Ask me about it!
Testimonials for Meta
“I had the absolute pleasure of working Meta for over 11 months before finding a home that suited me and my budget. Let me first say her responsiveness and communication is second to none. And as Jeff advertised when he connected us she will be outworked by no one. She made me feel as though I were her only client. To say she was patient and calculated would be an understatement as my needs and wants continued to change partially due to the market and partially due to coming to terms with what I could afford. At no point did Meta ever influence or push me in any direction. She was factual and logical every step of the way reminding me of hard truths about the current market. She let me discover and adjust my wants organically and offered input when asked. This was my first home buying experience and she was with me every step of the way to answer questions. She continued this amazing service all the way through closing helping me tie up some loose ends and played hardball for me to get me answers to questions that weren’t being addressed. I have incredibly high expectations when it comes to paid help and she exceeded them in every way.” – Michael G, July 2021, Google Review
“Bill and I are certainly grateful that you have represented us in the selling of our Fearrington home. Your kind and calm manner with fairness and openness for all parties was what made it all go so smoothly.
We certainly thank you for that.” Abbie & Bill D, 2021 Google Review
“I would like to thank Meta Tibke for the wonderful job she did in handling the sale of my house in Fearrington Village. From the beginning Meta offered helpful advice and was always available to answer questions and work on solving any problems that came up. She knew who to recommend to take care of the various cleaning and repairs that needed to be done and everyone she recommended did indeed do excellent work at a reasonable price in getting my house in the best condition for the sale. As frequently happens in house sales there were a few urgent repairs that need to be done. Meta very quickly arranged for one of the Fearrington recommended vendors to complete the work quickly and well.
Meta lives in Fearrington Village and knows it very well. Because of this she is particularly recommended to anyone in the Village who is considering selling. She is, however, also quite familiar with surrounding areas in Chatham County. I have every confidence that she could competently handle the sale of any house in the County.
Meta was a complete professional in the work she did and in every aspect of our relationship. For me, it was a completely stress-free proceeding. I could trust Meta completely and always felt confident that she was taking care of things and I didn’t have to be concerned about anything. I could concentrate on settling into my new home knowing that Meta was taking care of the sale of my previous home. I would readily recommend Meta to anyone who is considering selling a home.” – Carol H, March 2021
“Meta Tibke helped me purchase my home. And although shopping for a home can be huge undertaking, she made the experience feel effortless. The fact that I was buying in North Carolina and I currently reside in California I feel like I didn’t miss a beat and that is all to Meta’s credit. She is very detailed oriented and always makes sure that all of my wants and needs were taken care of during the process. I would say she also did an excellent job at anticipating my needs! She has also been extremely helpful in recommending professionals when I needed them, for example she helped me upgrade my loan team, insurance and even lawyers. Meta is a great Realtor. I would recommend her to my friends and family as I know they would be satisfied. Thank you Meta!” – Jon D., March 2021 Google Review
We had a wonderful experience working with Meta Tibke. She assisted us in finding our new home as well as selling our townhome. We immediately felt at ease with her calm and thoughtful approach, and we greatly appreciated her knowledge and outstanding attention to detail. She patiently walked us through several difficult decisions, providing consistently sound advice. We couldn’t be happier in our new home and were pleased to receive an offer on our previous home that was well above asking. Meta also donates a portion of each sale to charity, which speaks highly of her kind heart and character. Thank you Meta! – Nandini K.
“We both highly recommend Meta Tibke to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in her working area. Aside from being well-organized and professional, she is also very detail-oriented, thoughtful, and knowledgeable about her field. Meta understood very quickly what we wanted in a new home by asking all the right questions; she gave us many very helpful suggestions, and was patient with us…We are so glad we found such a giving and caring individual we could trust to work with us on such an important life decision.
We learned so much during this process. Thanks to Meta, we finally found our dream home.” – Melissa T. and Donald L.
“We chose Meta Tibke as our real estate agent after interviewing one other agent popular in Fearrington Village. We were struck by her quiet, but firm manner, her knowledge of real estate sales, and most of all, her integrity. She thoroughly explained the home sale process and patiently answered our many questions. Meta made it clear that she would suggest a sale price based on comparable home sales and not try to influence our choice of agent by suggesting a higher sale price than the market would bear. She explained that while a higher price might be attractive to us initially, the house would not sell quickly and we would be forced to lower the price. Due to her connections with buyers searching for homes in the Fearrington area, a realistic sale price, hard work and a little bit of luck, our house sold for the asking price before the date it was to go on the market.
Our home inspection revealed that several repairs to the house were necessary. Here again, Meta was extremely valuable to us because of the group of vendors whom she has identified for their excellence and responsiveness to her clients. Each of them was conscious of our time constraints and were able to work on our house in spite of their very busy schedules. One vendor even researched a question I asked him about a problem in the house to which we will move. Every one of these people did a wonderful and thorough job.
We highly recommend Meta. She gives impeccable service to her clients, gets the job done, and helps to make a stressful time much easier.” – Florence and Paul S.
“Not only did I need to buy a home in a difficult housing market for my budget, I had the added inconvenience of living and working an hour and a half’s drive from where I needed to buy a home. Thanks to Meta’s persistence and empathy for my situation, she was able to find a well-built home that perfectly suite my needs. Meta was very attentive to detail and diligently communicated those details to me. Had it not been for Meta’s strong work ethic, I would not be the owner of my new home.” – Peggy M.
“Meta went above and beyond the call of duty to make our home search and real estate transaction smooth and pleasant. She accommodated our tight last minute schedule: working with us across state lines to create an organized plan (along with printed materials) of homes to see during our short visit to NC. Once we found the perfect home, she even found us a rental on the same day that would accommodate the timing of our move versus closing date. Her work during the inspection, due diligence and closing process was very organized and thorough. The frosting on the cake was when she donated a portion of her proceeds to the charity of our choice! Meta is a fantastic realtor and a lovely person, and I highly recommend her to help you find the home of your dreams.” – Laura H.
“I am writing this note to inform you that Ms. Meta Tibke, the realtor who was assigned to aid me in my relocation to North Carolina, is absolutely phenomenal! I have bought three homes, to date, in my life and have liked and appreciated the realtors I had engaged in each. Meta has surpassed them all by far.
At the start of our process, she engaged me in conversations about my preferences, needs and special circumstances (I don’t drive; I work full-time as a professor at UNC; I have end-stage renal disease and receive hemodialysis 4 times per week; my wife and children have remained in Buffalo, NY). She was very energetic about finding suitable candidate apartments and she did an excellent job of researching each place. She visited them herself and was able to supplement the on-line data with her own observations. This was extremely beneficial for me because I was unable to free up the time needed to make an extra trip for apartment hunting. I chose the apartment sight unseen (by me).
I feel that she found an excellent place for me. I am in an unfurnished 2 bedroom apartment in Southern Village. Ms. Tibke has helped me to furnish the place, hook-up utilities, obtain renters insurance and other of the endless details involved in a move to a new home. I am singing Meta’s praises to my UNC colleagues and I am recommending her to those who are considering a new home. When I am ready to buy a home in NC, I will certainly ask Meta Tibke to be the realtor with whom I work.
I consider myself very lucky to have had Meta assigned to my case. I hope that this letter of support for her, is beneficial. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish more details.” – Alan F.