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Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group did a fantastic job preparing our existing home to sell and helped us find a new home in the area.

She and the team walked us through all the details required to making our home ready to sell for top dollar. From staging to necessary home touch ups, the team was involved from start to finish. If you are ready to sell or considering selling give Cynthia a call – you won’t be disappointed. A wonderful team and a terrific result!

Jeffrey Cruikshank

Our agent, Matt Madras, went above & beyond to help us find our beautiful home!

It took almost a year, probably a longer journey than most since we were moving from out of state and had special needs for our business, but we're glad we had Matt helping us navigate all the ups and downs long distance. Matt knows the area well, is responsive in communicating and offers good advice. His assistant, Kelly, was also super helpful during all the closing details. Matt even left us a sweet plaque in our new home!

Tammy Lefevre

Fantastic experience from beginning to end selling my home with Cynthia and her smart, professional and personable team!

A thoughtful approach to staging, pictures, write-up and pricing that resulted in a fast (3 DOM!) successful sale way beyond expectations (significantly above list price)! They made it so easy - a dream to work with. Highly recommend!

McKinley Family

Exceptional team!

Responsive, detailed, and very diligent! Would highly recommend Cynthia and her team for any purchasing or selling needs!

Lisa Dao

Moving is never an easy process, but working with Cynthia and her team made it the very best it could be.

Cynthia was very knowledgeable and strategic when selling our home. She and her team did a great job staging our home and preparing us for the entire process. They were always positive and great listeners. Cynthia knows how to get the deal done with the great integrity. We also had the great fortune to work with her buyers agent, Rhonda Dehler, who did a great job of learning and understanding our needs. She was detail oriented and was very good at negotiating on our behalf. As well, Kelly Evans is the glue that keeps everything together. She was consistently positive and fantastic at coordinating all the parties and details involved. She kept us on track and it was never a burden to her to give a helping hand. All in all, deciding to use Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group was an excellent decision for us. They earned our trust and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone or to use her again. Simply excellent.

Kurt Underhill

Cynthia and her whole team were awesome to work with and the ultimate professionals.

A wonderful experience during what is naturally a stressful time.

Julie King

Before I called Cynthia Quarantello, I had become overwhelmed with the prospect of getting my home ready for listing and showing.

My 40 year old home was in good condition, but needed some repairs and upgrades to bring up to market value. Cynthia was able to break it down for me in terms of costs and priorities. Cynthia put her team in the home for the opening, and on the first day the buyer offers were all well above asking price. Closing went just as smoothly.

Stephen Train

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Cynthia and her team.

We made a cross country move and we were so relieved to have an agent that was so amazing. Highly recommend!

Jill Zotter

The BEST buying/selling process imaginable!

Cynthia Quarantello and her entire staff is AMAZING! They all made the process of listing/selling/buying a house as painless as possible. Buying/selling can be stressful and overwhelming and she (and team) was always there to help, guide, encourage and support. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group. They all go above and beyond and are highly recommended!!!

msegedy0 in Willow Spring

It is not too often in the service industry that people wanting your business fulfill every promise they made to get your business.

Cynthia and her team certainly did that with professionalism, strategy, marketing and most importantly customer care. People often forget what you say or what you did but they will always remember how you made them feel. Cynthia and her team made us feel like we were her only customer. Cynthia was recommended to me by a realtor in Charlotte North Carolina and I am pleased to pass on that great recommendation.

Mike Konieczka

I have been a Realtor for over 34 years when looking for a Realtor in Cary NC for client of mine, I interviewed Cynthia, she was professional, and knowledgeable, about the area.

She met with my client, staged the house, under contract above listed price! then a successful closing!! Great job by Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group!

Ruby Brancato, Realtor


Kimberly Pham

Cynthia and her team are knowledgeable and were extremely responsive throughout both the buying and selling process.

We always felt like they had our best interests in mind and provided us with sound advice. We would highly recommend them!

Lisa Smith

Excellent service!

Rolf Orsagh

All of the above; this team knows their customers and knows what they need when and where.

They were such a delight to work with. Made what could be a very stressful time so easy and fun ?.

Sue Peters

Great team, helped me sell my home in a timely, professional manner.

Cheryl Yee

Karsten, Kelly and the whole team did a fantastic job for us in moving from the West Coast to our beautiful dream home in North Carolina.

Karsten's depth of knowledge of the market and attention to detail was invaluable. Kelly was great in walking us through the contract to completion stage. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy!

Mark Champ

Nick was amazing!

He was so patient and helpful. We started out looking at resale houses and he sent us new ones in our budget everyday! We ended up going with a new construction and Nick and his office were there with us the whole way. It was so nice to have their help with inspections and Construction issues. Thank you Nick for helping us find our dream home!

Sue Eckhoff

Cynthia and her team have been amazing!

They've helped us transition smoothly between handling the sale of our previous home and helped negotiate the purchase of our new one. Cynthia has a keen eye and pays great attention to detail; she understands the needs of both the buyer and the seller. She's willing to go to bat for her clients, effectively communicating any issues that may arise with the transaction and can see the vision of the customer while still trying to pull off a successful deal. Her work ethic funnels down to the rest of her staff and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about her group. We'd be more than happy to work with her in the future!

Sean Woodham

We have referred Cynthia to several friends relocating to the Raleigh area and they have had nothing but phenomenal things to say about Cynthia!

I would not hesitate to recommend Cynthia to anyone!

Denise Marco

My wife and I could not have asked for a better realtor to support us through our home buying process in an incredibly tight and competitive market!

Karsten was just fantastic! He was patient with our asks, engaged during the house visits, frank in sharing his thought and respectful of ours. It was a true partnership and my family ended with a Home that we absolutely love! I’d absolutely recommend Karsten and his team including Kelly who was super helpful at the tail end of the home buying process!! Thank you Karsten, Kelly and the Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group!

Varun Narayanan

We were first time home buyers and had an easy, quick, and awesome experience with the team.

From the start our agent, Karsten, had a read on exactly what kind of house we would be interested in based on our lifestyle, and he treated us with so much respect and honesty. I loved that I never felt rushed, always felt guided, and felt like Karsten was truly really enjoying teaching us about the process and taking us through it. I ask a lot of questions and I always got all the answers I needed and more! My favorite part about Karsten was that he was all about getting into all the nooks and crannies of houses to make sure the house was really as good as it seemed to be. When it came time for closing, Kelly took over. Man, is she good. I had even more questions and got even more answers — all times of day and all kinds of little things here and there — Kelly was completely reassuring and really knows her stuff. I have recommended and would continue to recommend this realty group to anybody who wants a really positive, no-nonsense home-buying experience!

Katie Webber

We were lucky enough to work with Matt Madras in our home search in the Raleigh area.

Being new to the area, we were very thankful to have Matt on our side. He is knowledgeable about the different areas and neighborhoods all throughout the triangle, the current market trends, and overall real estate process. Being in a buyers market, every opportunity required a quick response, visit, and analysis. Matt was ready to show us homes, answer questions, and calm our nerves at all hours of the day and night. After our offer was selected, working with the rest of the team was just as much of a joy. You're truly in good hands with this group!

Marisa McGough

Thanks to Cynthia and her team we recently sold our home.

From the minute we met her knew right away she was going to sell our home. She complimented us on how well we took care of the house and the property. She was so friendly and treated us like we were long lost friends. The process could not have been easier. She and her team were definitely working for us during the whole process. From the moment the house was listed to a signed contract was less than 48 hours. We were blown away how hard they worked for us. We would definitely without hesitation use Cynthia and her team again in a heartbeat. And without hesitation we would highly recommend her to all of our friends and anyone that will listen. In the end, we felt like we gained a friend in the process. *Side Note, I typically do not do online reviews it's just a general rule I have, but Cynthia and her team were amazing! I wanted to show my appreciation for all the work they did. Thank you again Cynthia, Matt, Nick, and Kelly.

Jim Cooper

The experience of selling and buying a home could not have been easier with Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Karsten really listened to what I wanted in a home and I'm so pleased with my townhouse. I think we only saw five houses. Cynthia listed my house quickly, and we had an offer at the open house! Everything from the photos to the listing price contributed to that success. Kelly kept me informed along the way and made the paperwork so simple. I don't expect to need you all again soon, but when I do, I'll certainly use Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Monica Salda

Our recent selling experience with Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group was excellent.

This was our first residential sale in 16 years and she guided us through the entire process, continuously working to keep our stress levels at a minimum, while optimizing our efforts as sellers. Cynthia is the utmost professional as she leads her excellent team of support experts through the entire process. She is incredibly well organized and utilized state-of-the-art practices and technology throughout the entire process of preparing us to market our home; the operative word being market. Cynthia is a true marketing professional and not a sales person; there is a distinct difference. She had a very strategic approach to selling our home and utilized techniques and practices that appeared to us to be leading edge in form. The net result of her and team’s efforts were terrific; we sold our home in less than a weekend, with multiple offers, all above our listed price. The entire process was flawless, from our initial contact with Cynthia, to our final steps with handling our closing (in our absence) and follow-up to see how we were doing in our new home in Florida. We highly recommend Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group, for selling or buying your home.

Tim & Kathy Kraus Family from Holly Springs

Amazing Experience.

From numbers to staging to photos, our listing was clearly superior to the competition, and the end result was a fast professional outcome. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group to all!

Tate Family

Cynthia and her team are a high-performing caring realty group that will guide you through the process of selling your home for top dollar.

Her pricing and marketing approach yielded 35+ showings and multiple offers over a long holiday weekend. In comparison, there were other listings in our price range ($1M+) in Cary had to reduce their prices after a week or 2 without an offer. Even in this hot market, expertise and knowledge make a difference. I highly recommend Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group as your seller agent.

Wendy Toh

Cynthia was extremely professional, and was also empathetic with our desire to sell our home since we had already built a new one.

She and her whole team responded to any question or inquiry we had. Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group lead us all the way from getting our home listed, staged and even with all the closing documents. I really like her team approach in selling. A big thank you to Cynthia, Kelly and Matt.

Sue Davis

Cynthia and her team are amazing.

I used them when I bought my house a decade ago, and again to sell!! I can’t give them enough praise, helped me every step of the way!!! Only sad that I moved out of state cause now I have to find a new realtor.

Stacey Thoma

What an amazing team and an incredible experience.

Matt Madras was a life saver and he found us our dream home. Thank you Matt for all you have done for us.

The Kehle Family

Cynthia, Kelly and the entire realty team pay attention to every detail.

They walk you through the process, giving you full confidence they will get the job done, even in these unusual times like Covid. Cynthia is a shrewd negotiator and will get you the best price for your home. We bought and sold many homes over the years and she is one of the best realtors we have ever dealt with!

Suzanne Petersen

I want to express my gratitude to Team Quarantello for helping me find a second property for my daughter.

Cynthia was my realtor when we came to the area over 12 years ago and we see her as family. I cannot overstate her professionalism and level of care she and her team provide to all. She is my agent for life (no matter where I buy!) and a true friend. Just knowing she is in the business is comforting! Thanks Cynthia, Nick, Janet, and Kelly!

L Glover

Cynthia has been a blessing for us.

We sold the house very quickly and the staging she and her team set up in my house was fantastic. Her entire team is client oriented. We sold a large home and I don't think we could have sold the house with any other realtor. We are forever grateful to Cynthia because now we can move on to the next phase of our lives. I would recommend Cynthia to sell any house big or small. she has the vision to sell your house.

Manisha & Yogi P

Cynthia and her team were persistent and dedicated to the sale of our home.

They helped us navigate through the seen and unforeseen difficulties and saw us through to the end. Cynthia's comfort level with selling a luxury home made us feel confident in her abilities. She has a positive and upbeat spirit that kept us encouraged throughout the entire process.

Mandisa McIver

This was my third time working with Cynthia, having bought and sold a home with her previously.

When I decided it was time to sell a rental property I'd owned for the last 13 years, I knew that if I wanted to sell for top dollar, I should call Cynthia. We discussed the house and a plan to sell it. I live in Texas now, so I was counting on Cynthia for her expertise as well as trusting her to assist with the sales process more than if she was working with someone local. Cynthia was amazing from the very beginning. As soon as my tenant vacated, Cynthia walked through the house and recommended some improvements. She arranged for a cleaning company, a painter and a handyman who all completed their work professionally and for a decent price. We decided on a sales price together and she staged the home and took pictures that really highlighted the strengths of the home. We got a lot of traffic from her marketing efforts right away. Cynthia was always prompt with feedback on showings and navigating through the various offers we received. After declining a few offers, we landed in a situation where we had competing offers and I was able to sell the home for $10K over our original asking price. After the inspections were done, and making a few other repairs to the home (again, Cynthia and her team arranged everything) we closed on the home this past Friday. I highly recommend partnering with Cynthia and her team if you're looking at buying or selling real estate in the area.

Silvestre Gonzalez

Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group is an awesome team to work with!

They were very professional and were always there when I called. Thank you Matt, Kelly, and Cynthia for everything! You will not go wrong picking them to buy or sell your home.

Lyle Robinson

Cynthia and her team were great to work with throughout all stages of the home selling process.

If we had to go through this process again, we would definitely select Cynthia!

Shelia Nehls

Karsten Kohlrausch and Kelly Evans are the best.

Both Karsten and Kelly went out of their way and above any of my expectations to see that we got the best deal we could get on a new home in a location that suited our needs. Coming from out of state and moving to North Carolina I thought would be a very difficult but with the help of Kelly and Karsten it was so easy and the delightful. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home in North Carolina.

Eric Fleitman

Highly Recommend!

We recently had the pleasure of working along side Cynthia and her team when selling our home in Fuquay-Varina. The level of professionalism is second to none. They were with us every step of the way from marketing, to negotiating, to the closing process. Communication is critical and their responsiveness, knowledge, and transparency throughout the entire process was unparalleled. They exceeded our expectations and our expectations were high. Could not be happier!

Stephenson Builders

We have bought and sold several homes in recent years, and Cynthia truly stands out as the best agent we've worked with.

She was super competent, professional, reliable and responsive. She really went the extra mile to help us sell a unique home that appealed to a narrow group of buyers. Unlike a previous high-end home that we paid a substantial monthly fee to have professionally staged, Cynthia arranged a terrific staging (including one piece of her own furniture!) and spectacular photography and video (including aerial shots with drones) at no cost to us. She arranged to have someone check the home regularly when we were away, and took extra care to minimize health risks with showings during the pandemic. She handled our anxieties and questions with patience and good humor. Highly recommended.

Chris Plowe

No one in the real estate world can do this better than Cynthia and her team!

She is honest, compassionate, direct, helpful, and her team compliments each step of the process. Her marketing is exceptional! Cynthia will do anything professional to get your home sold. She is a ball of fire! She knows the real estate world and the best way to get your home sold....and you keep your sanity!

buzzmom2 in Raleigh

After renting for 3 years, my husband and I decided to buy a house in NC, in a very competitive market.

We did not understand the market at the time and as first home buyers we also did not know all the things that were involved in buying a home. The idea of buying a house was exciting but without guidance it was also very stressful. We were lucky enough to have Karsten Kohlrausch as our realtor! He is patient, professional, very knowledgeable and honest. Karsten was more than a simple real estate agent, he was a mentor to us, pointing out the things we needed to look for in a house, letting us know if a house was overpriced, showing us the hidden conditions of the houses etc. It was certainly not an easy process, but Karsten was also a great motivator. Due to the competitive market we started looking for houses a lot further than where we wanted to be, after months off and on searching we finally bought an amazing home exactly where we wanted from the start. We recommend Karsten to anyone whether you are an experienced home buyer, or not. It was exceptional and comforting to know that we could trust his work and judgment. Lastly, Kelly Evans handled all the processes once we secured the bid and guided us during the closing period, keeping us informed regarding deadlines and paperwork we had to look out for. We are extremely happy to have worked with the Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group team and moving in our beautiful home!

Caroline Veloso Oliveira

We moved from Florida to North Carolina.

Shopping for a house while living in another state and then moving from one state to another is much more complex than moving from town to town. I have to say working with Karsten and Kelly was an absolute pleasure. They made the process as smooth as it could have possibly been. They worked as a team and were always extremely responsive, knowledgeable and on top of everything. They were easy to talk to and yet very professional. We were extremely happy with their professional service and their overall attitude. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Sam Rodriguez

Cynthia was honest and frank in all of our dealings through multiple showings and contracts before finding just the right home for us to close the deal on.

Throughout the entire process, Cynthia was incredibly supportive and quick to answer all our questions, no matter the time of day or night. She and the rest of her team were always courteous, helpful and available, and I have complete trust in their abilities and knowledge. We would highly recommend Cynthia (and have) to others who are searching for their new home.

Grebo CD in Fuquay-Varina

Matt and Kelly are an excellent team!

Matt was never more than one phone call/text away, regardless of the time or day, and he provided incredibly valuable contextual information to help us find the perfect home from over 2,000 miles away. I can't emphasize that enough. There were no games, just professional, friendly, responsive, and insightful service. Kelly provided meticulous support with regard to ensuring a smooth purchase every step of the way, which was especially helpful with us being first-time home buyers. If you want the best realty experience East of the Mississippi, I'd strongly recommend Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Zach L

Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group was extremely efficient and professional.

They staged the condo, and made it look amazingly beautiful. We received many appointments to view the condo. More fortunately for us, the condo received an offer before it ever had the showings. I was thinking about selling “By Owner”, and thankfully did not. The offer we received was much more than I would have ever imagined. CQ Realty knew the true value of the property and sold it as a fair deal for both us and the buyer. I would highly recommend Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Michael Capobianco in Holly Springs

Cynthia and her WHOLE team are true rockstars in this industry!

! Less than a month from my first meeting with Cynthia to closing- my kind of lady getting it done! House was staged and marketed perfectly, communication during whole process was seamless and professional! She promised me an awesome selling experience and certainly exceeded all my expectations! I would give 10 stars if I could!

Susan Matuszak

We hired Cynthia and her team and got paired with Matt Madras.

This ended up being the best decision we ever made. Matt was always responsive whether via text or over the phone and made sure that my fiance and I found a great first home for ourselves. Once we came to closing Kelly came onboard and we received the same experience. She was extremely helpful and helped setup or connect us with all our inspectors, lawyers, etc. Even after we closed both Matt and Kelly stayed involved to make sure that everything was taken care of in our new home. We could not have asked for a better experience and highly recommend to use Cynthia and her team.

Evan Ocello

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Karsten!

Patient, cheerful and knowledgeable! Thanks to him, we moved to this beautiful home in Holly Springs. Cynthia and her team helped us to sell our previous home too. They did a fabulous job with staging and marketing. Absolutely happy with our experience!

Jacob Eapen

This is the second home that I’ve listed with Cynthia and I highly recommend her and her team as they are knowledgeable and professional and lead you through the process every step of the way!

Simply said…….THEY ARE GREAT!

Robert Stenborg


Lori Puentes

If you're looking for a great realtor in the Raleigh area these are the wonderful people to call.

They are ALL so attentive and easy to deal with. They go above and beyond their duties. We were extremely lucky to have their team on our side, especially during these hard times. We were able to find a wonderful home thanks to their tenacity. Thank you Janet and Kelly!

Kim Griffith

We recently purchased a Lennar home and Kelly Evans and Karsten Kohlrausch were exceptional in helping us figure out the logistics.

We came from Long Island and purchased this home long distance and needed someone on site to organize inspections for us and help us complete the sale. Karsten Kohlrausch and Kelly Evans helped arrange inspectors to come and inspect the house for us making sure that we were buying a home that was safe and secure and they were there for us when we could not be present. They were a great help in making sure that the items that needed to be seen to were completed and I would really highly recommend them if you are looking to buy in North Carolina!

Shelia Fleitman

LOVE this realty group!

!!! Look no further, you need to go with Cynthia Quarantello! This is the second time that this group has assisted us. We were looking to buy a home and closed in May 2021. I could not let the year end without expressing how AMAZING this team is. Cynthia and her team makes you feel like family and we love how they continue to stay in touch and include us in various events. Matt Madras was our realtor this time around and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! Matt was with us every step of the way and really advocated for us as buyers. Thank you Matt, Kelly, and Cynthia for everything. We are enjoying our new home and will definitely recommend you to others! I highly recommend this realty group. Words cannot begin to describe how wonderful Cynthia and her team are. They have met and exceeded our expectations. They are the DREAM TEAM!!!! When we initially met with Cynthia, she gave us an honest evaluation of our home and thoroughly explained the process. Choosing her group to sell our home was one of the best decisions we have ever made! The competence and professionalism of Cynthia, Debbie, Brandy, Daniel and Kelly makes this group the "real deal". If we are in need of a realtor again, without a doubt, we are calling Cynthia. It was absolutely a pleasure working with them!


Cynthia did a fabulous job on finding us the perfect home to fit our needs.

We had a very limited time frame and we were living in New York while house hunting in North Carolina. She was accommodating, efficient and a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied, and helped with every little detail in the final preparations on closing on our new home. We would definitely recommend Cynthia to anyone looking for a new home in the area.

Erin Berge Pica

Cynthia and her team are first rate.

Selling my house after 25 years was an emotional roller coaster, but this group of dedicated professionals combined compassion and professionalism to manage the process. The result was above expectations, couldn't be happier with how things turned out. Even after the sale, they continue to serve, thank you Kelly and Nick!

George Luke

It was a pleasure to have Cynthia as our realtor.

She is competent, decisive and goes beyond for her clients. We worked with Cynthia for our home sale, and she worked tirelessly to get us the best offer. She is a true professional and went several times beyond the call of duty to do what was needed. I am impressed by her knowledge of the area, absolutely prompt, and has a wonderful team working with her. Given another chance I would have her as my realtor again. Finally I would totally recommend her!!!

Angie Bose in Apex

We appreciate the extensive knowledge and extreme professional Karsten and Kelly extended to us as we navigated our first new home build from out of state.

Their positive attitudes and flexibility made some challenges significantly easier. Karsten found us the perfect location and home, while Kelly walked us through the closing process seamlessly. We highly recommend the team at Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Susan Squillacioti


Viviana Gomez Echavarria

Cynthia was promt, professional and creative.

She marketed my home in a way that got immediate showings the first day it listed. From the beautiful color brochure, the internet marketing, social media to staging it all was fabulous! Within 10 days my home was under contract. The process was easy for me and Cynthia walked me through it every step of the way. Her support team is incredible as well. Keeping me informed of all the on goings. It made closing on my home much less stressful. I highly recommend her to anyone in the area looking to sell their home. She is excellent.

Melissa Hanson in Holly Springs

During my relocation to NC, I had the pleasure of working with Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group.

Karsten and Kelly made sure it was a seamless move! Thank you so much and I will definitely keep your number.

Dyana Rode
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"The BEST buying/selling process imaginable! Cynthia Quarentello and her entire staff is AMAZING! They all made the process of listing/selling/buying a house as painless as possible. Buying/selling can ... more "
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"No one in the real estate world can do this better than Cynthia and her team! She is honest, compassionate, direct, helpful, and her team compliments each step of the process. Her marketing is exceptional! ... more "
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