Our Testimonials

Michael is the best! You couldn't find a better realtor, highly recommended, He will answer any question, any hour of the day, no matter what. Will laugh along with you, very personable! And doesn't candy-coat anything, tells it like it is. As if he is buying the house, will look at everything, not just stand around waiting for you to look, then leave. We cant say enough!!!

-Steve/ Helena

One day, after Mr. Michael Johnson, took my wife and myself around for literally four (4) hours, perhaps even more on that day, looking for a house. I was at the point where I myself was saying to him that I thought that he had done enough for that day. We got to a lot in Wake Forest, that both my wife and myself liked. And as we stood there looking around I began speaking to Mr. Johnson, about my financial situation which to be truthful I am not proudful about one bit. Considering my age, and the length of time my wife and I have worked and yet our financial condition sucks, forgive my english grammar. Mr. Johnson, stood there and listened to me rant and rave about this matter, without as much as saying one single word. His eyes full of tears but yet he did not cry. He knew that I was hurt and ashamed of my situation, but not once did he as much as give me an idea that he did not care. I will never as long as I live forget that moment in my life, never. Mr. Johnson, then said to me after I dried my eyes from the tears that I shed there in front of him, he said to me, Oscar, we will do all we can to find you a home, I promise you that. Well, on December 31st. my wife, Carlota Belmo, Mr. Nelson Estrela, of New Penn Financial, Mr. Hamrick, the Attorney, Mr. Michael Johnson and myself Oscar Belmo, were at the table for closing on the home of our dream. Thanks to the effort of so many hard working people and the Grace of God. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our heart. We love each and every one of you. God, bless you. May God, bless and keep each and every one of you.


My husband and I first met Michael Johnson, after finding a house we wanted to see in the Raleigh area. We didn't know what to expect or who we were meeting, but I'm glad it was Michael; he was so gentle and patient with me, and I had him going all around the triangle area, I told him what I was looking for and he did his best to take us to the homes that came close to what I wanted, and finally we found the right one. Only about a week later. Thanks Michael, for all the you did and for being there for us, even when you knew we were working with limited funds. Yes! I would recommend him to my family and friends!


We were completely satisfied with Kim. Kim went above and beyond traditional real estate agent responsibilities. Besides all the normal and big things that she did to help us sell our home she also did so many small things to help that made our home more marketable. She was very knowledgable in every aspect of the process not only giving valuable information, but most importantly sharing her insight into making the most of every part of the sale of our home. She was incredibly patient with me and treated our house as special as I thought it was. At all times Kim was encouraging that the house would sell, and encouraging with all the extra things that we did to the home, since it was an older home, to market and finish the sale. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling their home. I am sure that she is just as accomplished, sensitive, attentive, knowledgable and persistent in helping someone find a home and I am happy to recommend her for that as well. On a personal note, I will miss having to work with her as I enjoyed working with her immensely and greatly value her opinions. I always felt that she was working "just for me" even though I knew that she had other people she was working with. Kim made me feel that anything I had to say was important and responded to messages quickly, cheerfulliy and competently, never keeping me waiting to hear back regarding our home. Anyone would do well to have her as their Real Estate Agent.

-Debi Winter

It was by far the best experience we have ever had with a realtor. We spent 8 years, while working with different realtors, on our way to home ownership. Kim provided the best support, ethics, and care to help us find the house we considered home. She has become like part of the family. We just can't say enough good things about her! Thank you. PS- When we sell, we will be using Kim again!!


My husband and I decided we wanted to buy our first home and we started looking online for homes and started calling a few realtors. Some of which were not very professional, and did not really go at the fast pace we were wanting. I found myself being uninformed, stressed, and with little homes available. That is until, thankfully, my husband and I met Kim, and the buying process changed completely. At first, Kim met with us to see a house at our convinent time, and she already had a few more houses ready for us to go see. This impressed me a lot since other realtors would only show what I requested. Kim is an upmost professional realtor. She went over lots of information we had no clue about, and she communicates at all times, and answers all questions at any time. She really had our family's best interest at heart. I know other realtors we talked with just wanted us to check THEIR website for available homes. Kim NEVER dropped the ball on us and always worked so hard doing above and beyond what we expected. She wanted us to really love our home. We had lots of bumps in the road regarding different aspects of our loan and Kim really helped fix all of those and really made the process go smoothly. If you are looking for a professional, hard working, agent, I would totally recommend Kim! She really goes the extra mile for her clients.

-A. Ramirez

Bonnie was are realtor for buying a house from D.R Horton in Bryson village. She was very helpful , it was not easy to deal with these people. but she lubricated all the issues. She was perfect. I will recommended her to all of my friends.

-Sam and Mahvash

I wanted to say what a joy it was to work with Bonnie! My husband and I met her when we were looking to buy our first home in 2011. She was familiar with the area we wanted to move to and was so helpful in making our first buying experience easy. We enjoyed her so much we reached out to her even though she changed companies so that she could help us sell our home. She was again, wonderful. She was always quick to respond and answered all of our questions. She addressed our concerns and gave great advice when we needed it. My husband and I plan to buy a house in about 18 months to two years, after I graduate college. When we do, we will be connecting with her again if we plan to do it in the area. I look forward to working with her again.

-C. Clark

Christine helped us buy our first home and could not have been better. She was extremely attentive, and timely with all of her responses. We absolutely needed her help with a difficult sale and multiple negotiations and she was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had. She went above and beyond all of our expectations for a realtor, especially as new home buyers. We will definitely be using her again for any future home buying/selling!!

-Erica K

Professional, Friendly, Caring

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Wayne as a very wise choice as a broker for anyone looking to purchase or sell their home. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Wayne through school and instantly found him to be very approachable, friendly, bright, and kind. While working to get his real estate business established, Wayne has displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. He is definitely a leader rather than a follower. Because of Wayne's very caring nature and attention to detail, I believe that he would be an asset to any homebuyer/seller and I am happy to give him my wholehearted endorsement.

-Michele R on 07/02/2016

Wayne Hoose of Grow Local Realty

Wayne was terrific! He was always early (punctual), always very responsive to email, texts and phone messages. He was proactive and anticipated my needs. We had an unusual situation that made Wayne have to spend extra time doing things that are not normally a part of a residential real estate deal ( I was hoping to start a business which involved zoning and permits and such). Wayne went above and beyond the call of duty to answer questions that I had and did a great job for me!

-Robina T. 07/05/2016

Professional and friendly!

Wayne is very friendly and willing to do whatever it takes to see his clients satisfied!! I would recommend him to friends and family looking to buy a home!

-Jasmine D.

One of the Best In Real Estate

Wayne is incredibly knowledgeable about the options available for purchase in Wake County. He is very patient and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend!!!

-Tommy F.

Friendly, client oriented, knowledgeable in construction

Realtor Wayne Hoose is a real delight to work with. He is an extremely positive, upbeat person, who makes the home buying process easy. Another aspect that we felt was valuable is Wayne's vast knowledge of all aspects of construction. That was extremely helpful to us when we were looking at an older property that was a fixer upper.

-Karen C. on 07/17/2016

Good Morning,

I want to take the time to write a review for Bonnie Onofrio and her service to our family.

It started when I inquired about requesting a showing onlinefor a property. Within the hour Bonnie reached out to me, introduced herself, and began informing me about the property. She provided me with her information and website and was ALWAYS available by phone, email, or text. Bonnie even helped us view a property on Mother's Day. She is very attentive, caring about the buyers need, and knows her stuff. Bonnie provides great history about properties and does not just try to make a sale. She wants to make sure buyers are in love with what they are seeing. She is also a great advocate for buyers and that was evident by her correspondence with the sellers agent and listing agents. She works around the clock non-stop. She broke everything down for us and made the process of buying a home smoother. Bonnie still checks in with us to make sure all is well, and we are enjoying our new home. Her passion for real estate is amazing. I really enjoyed working with Bonnie and would recommend her to others.

-April L.

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