The Customer's Always Write

I have known Elizabeth for years and thought I knew how to buy and sell a house. She pointed things out that I never thought of! I’m confident that she saved me money on both the selling of my home and the purchase of my new home!
Rich Paravella

Elizabeth Allardice is a "get it done" realtor! Her commitment, professionalism, attention to detail and standard of excellence are unsurpassed. We can't say enough about the outstanding job she performed in selling our home. In our experience with Elizabeth, there was simply no task or challenge that she couldn't address or resolve. Her innovative, cutting edge advertising of our property was outstanding. She IS the "gold standard" in this competitive and evolving field!
Tommy and Stephanie Amaker, Durham, North Carolina

Jerry and I thank you so much for all of your assistance during the listing and sale of our home last summer. You and your staff were responsive and considerate througout the process and "professionalisim" must be your middle name! You remained on good terms with both us and the buyers -- not an easy thing to do.
Jerry & Linda McDonald - Chesterfield, MO

Finding Elizabeth was a miracle. Elizabeth made a relocation of 2690 miles from California to North Carolina so simple. Elizabeth worked with us for almost a year prior to us coming to North Carolina. Elizabeth is dedicated to her clients needs from the first time you talk to her, throughout the house hunting trip and even after the closing. Elizabeth is professional, proactive and made the home purchasing a simple process. It was our first home buying experience and Elizabeth explained the process to us and since we were in California she took the lead to make sure the entire team, meaning the finance person, attorney, inspections, etc. where in place and ready to do what each one had to so there would be no glitches at closing. Even after closing Elizabeth is there for us, she has helped us get someone to care for our yard, put us in touch with hair salons and barbers, doctors, dentists, etc. all of those things that you worry about when you move to a new location. Elizabeth is an exemplary realtor.
Scott and Jan Hamm, Durham, North Carolina

Relocation is never easy. Being 500 miles away in New York while dealing with the process of home buying & selling can be quite stressful to say the least! Elizabeth made our experience pleasant, exciting & most of all we were confident that she was guiding us through the whole process. After helping us find our dream home, Elizabeth was there for us through every step –the initial offer, the counteroffer, the home inspection, home financing and finally the closing however it didn’t stop there; which in most home buying cases it does. When we needed a painter she was ready with 2 referrals. When we wanted to know whom our neighbors would be; she introduced us. When we needed to have some work done on the floors she again gave us an impeccable recommendation. Not to mention that she was the one to follow up on the workers while we were still closing on our own home in New York! Without her knowledge and commitment we would have never made our dreams a reality. We will be forever grateful to her for all that she has done.
William & Mollie Cutillo - Durham, North Carolina

We were introduced to Elizabeth in January of 2006 during our official visit to Duke University with our daughter, who had accepted admission on a volleyball scholarship. We were interested in seeing some properties in the Triangle area, just to see what they were like. We did not expect to move to North Carolina anytime soon, if at all. Elizabeth spent most of the day taking us to see several properties and telling us about the areas as we drove around. Although she knew we were just curious, she treated us as if we were solid prospects, yet without pressure. After my husband and I left to return to California, Elizabeth took our daughter under her wing in a way for which we will always be thankful. She and her husband became our daughter’s NC parents. This was truly above and beyond and it gave us tremendous peace of mind. Amid pressures of freshman year, our daughter enjoyed the benefits of having someone to share a family meal with, to take her shopping, let her spend the night in their home, do her laundry(!), and someone to give her crucial adult guidance. Elizabeth and her husband are the most loyal fans the Duke volleyball team has. They often bring homemade treats that the team enjoys immensely after the match! In the summer of 2007, we decided to move to North Carolina. We scheduled a house-hunting trip in October, allowing fewer than 10 days to find a house and make an offer. Once again, Elizabeth did a tremendous job researching homes, taking us around to many houses in various areas, and working with us to close on a house the day before we left to return to California. She was patient as we extended an offer and then decided not to accept the counter. She was understanding as we decided to make an offer on a house we’d seen previously. And now, after we’ve moved into our new home, with which we are very pleased, Elizabeth helps us with wonderful, creative ideas – a tremendous help – as we decorate our new home. It is with deepest appreciation that we thank Elizabeth for all she has done for our daughter and us during this important life transition. I would not hesitate to give Elizabeth my highest recommendation.
Greg & Phyllis Moss, Durham, North Carolina


Contact Information

Elizabeth Allardice
Cooke Property Inc
2 Hastings Square
Durham NC 27707
Fax: 919-882-9393