Chip Gutmann

    Chip Gutmann

    Most of my adult career has been dedicated to service. As a US Navy veteran, registered nurse and a Realtor for over 20 years I have an eye for customer service that has no bounds.

    I have spent the majority of my Real Estate career helping clients throughout North Carolina; first on the Outer Banks, and now in the Triangle area. I love working with everyone from First Time Home buyers to Seasoned buyers looking to transition to the next stage in life. From my biking excursions on the expanding Capital Area Greenway, to kayaking on Falls and Jordan Lake, I like to explore everything the Capital City has to offer and know the area well.

    Whether you are looking for that first home, your next home, or investment I am glad to help. Even if you just want to know where to fish from here to the coast or need a good motorcycle route to the mountains, I can point you in the right direction.

    My Client Testimonials

    Chip Gutmann came highly recommended from a friend and co-worker. "I would trust Chip with my life," she said. After I saw the first house with Chip, and Chip told me under no circumstances should I bid on it (In my inexperienced eyes, it seemed perfect, but it had major foundation problems, as well as other problems, which Chip pointed out), my parents told me that he was a real gem. I'm incredibly indebted to Chip for my current happiness with the house I did end up buying. I have already recommended Chip to many, many others. What was so great about working with Chip was that he understands construction, and the risks certain houses would present upon putting down due diligene. I knew that I couldn't afford new construction. I was attracted to older homes, but had a limited budget to pay for repairs, and very limited knowledge. Chip walked into homes, felt the floorboards, and seemed to immediately know what sort of foundation were working with. With every other aspect of the houses' functionality, he was equally meticulous. Chip also knew how to play the game. He gave me good advice on what I could include in an offer that would seem particularly attractive to certain sellers (flexible move-in date, higher due diligence, etc. etc.) The Triangle is an extremely competitive market, and I would still be looking for a home right now if it weren't for Chip's savvy. Lastly, Chip's a great guy. After the first few weeks of working with him, I learned that he had my best interests at heart, and I trusted him completely. ~ Franny Goffinet, Durham
    Chip and his partner, Boyce, went above and beyond the normal expectations of a realtor: as I am a single woman and had no means to do so, they hauled off a very heavy Adirondack chair and a turtle aquarium; they also replaced all the old, faded smoke detectors in my home. The most endearing, and above the call of any realtor, thing they did was...One of my cats had been missing for about two weeks when my crawl space was inspected. I was at work when the report came through saying the moisture barrier looked like it had been shreded by a wild animal. I work in a hospital and you simply cannot leave your post as patient's lives are hanging in the balance. My worst fear was that my beloved cat had, unknowingly to the potential buyers, followed them under the crawl space and been closed under there. Tearfully, I called Chip and relayed my fears, without a second's hesitation, he suggested to have Boyce-who lives closer-to check my crawl space. Thankfully, my cat was not emaciated dead or dying in my crawl space. Chip called to relay this good news. As I mentioned, these men went above and beyond on several occasions and I am forever grateful to them! I wanted a ranch home in Smithfield. Chip and Boyce allowed me to find and close on my dream home; a lovely, well constructed ranch in a no maintenance subdivision, Bella Square, in Smithfield. We were scheduled to close on Friday, May 17; unfortunately, my previous home was badly damaged on Monday, May 13 by a storm slinging baseball sized hail. Once again, Chip and Boyce stepped up and made certain our closing happened! After our closing, Chip and Boyce came to my home with a lovely, personal home warming gift. We visited for a while and when they were leaving I said, "I don't want to break up!" I meant it! I have found two wonderful, life long friends in Chip and Boyce! If you are looking to sale your home and purchase your new, dream home; you need Chip and Boyce on your side! Chip and his partner, Boyce, were always available to answer questions and give advice. I have bought/sold five homes and I have never had the attention and consideration that Chip and Boyce showed from any other realtor. ~ Denise Griffin, Smithfield, NC
    I have dealt with Chip Gutmann for many years he has found me multiple properties, and has sold multiple properties for me. Very professional and always listens to my needs as a buyer. You will not find a better real estate agent. ~ Jeff Mcneece, Clayton NC
    Chip really went the extra mile with my family and I while selling our ranch home in Johnston County. He took the time before the selling process even started and paperwork was signed to give a great consultation on things we could change to put us in the right place moving forward with the buyers. With his advice as well as the marketing that was done for our house we were able to go under contract in two days. Between the quick sale and the great conversations had I would highly recommend Chip to anyone looking to sell or buy who want an absolute professional experience. ~ Seth Carrino, Willow Spring
    My experience with chip was positive in all aspects, he handled everything professionally. I will be glad to recommend him to anybody i know who is interested in buying or selling their property. ~ Said hammadou
    I don't think my wife and I could have made it through the insanity of selling a home in our market without Chip's guidance, assistance, patience, and assurance. We couldn't have had a better, more caring, agent in our corner. I'll be calling Chip again should we decide to buy or sell any more property. ~ Lee Becton, Raleigh
    Chip did a great job and was very helpful at the closing and always responded in a timely manner. ~ Mike Wagoner, Creedmoor,NC
    I don't think my wife and I could have made it through the insanity of selling a home in our market without Chip's guidance, assistance, patience, and assurance. We couldn't have had a better, more caring, agent in our corner. I'll be calling Chip again should we decide to buy or sell any more property. Source: RealSatisfied
    Chip was an awesome agent. He really took great care of us he made sure he explained things to us clearly and in a professional manner. He made us feel like family and showed that he really cared about our decsion. He got us an awesome deal and made us a very happy family. ~ Bryan Ricks,Creedmoor
    As a lesbian couple there are often built in issues with working with some professionals. With Chip and Boyce we had none of that! They worked to find us exactly what we asked for and in fact we saw it the first day out. The house had some issues. And the prior owner had more issues not the least of which was the fact that he apparently ran off the another country to retire and was not really taking life too seriously anymore. Let's say he was less than responsive but Chip and Boyce worked to get him to fix at least a fair share of the issues with the house. Then as the house sat empty and unguarded while we waited to close some less than trustworthy individual took some things from the yard one of which was a sign my wife was quite fond of. Chip even replaced the sign at closing since he was aware of how much it meant to her. That is really more than service that is really showing the love! They were advocates for us all the way. They found us a home in the exact area we asked for, under our price ceiling, with every "must have" on our list (including a chicken coup) and they stuck with us all the way through the process. I don't know what more anyone could expect. Source:
    Chip is very knowledgeable and attentive. He is such a pleasure to work with on our new home search. We are still looking for our perfect home but I know we will find it with Chip's guidance and expertise. We have recommended Chip to our friends and family and they have purchased. 04/19/2016 - mbfrazierfnp unc
    Working with Chip was an absolute pleasure and quite a lot of fun. Both my wife and I were extremely fortunate to have such an enjoyable process and person handling our 2nd home buying experience. I can happily say we have a new friend in Chip and would highly recommend him when buying your next property Source:
    Extremely Positive Experience. He spent three full days showing us houses in, and around, Raleigh, NC. He is very knowledgable with the area and showed us many great houses. He spent lots of time learning are wants and each day continued to tailor the houses we viewed. He didn't limit the showings to just houses sponsored by his office. He even arranged to show houses we saw on websites. He knew we were not ready to make a decision and still spent quality time with us. At the beginning of the day he gave us folder with flyers on all the houses we would view that day and a pre-programed GPS navigation system to help us find the houses in case we lost him in traffic. I called his broker in charge and told her what a great experience we had with Chip. Would definitely work with him again!!! Source:
    Chip went above and beyond when it came to us purchasing our home. He made sure all of our needs were met and more! He made sure he explained every single step so that we understood what was happening, he helped us find vendors, and always checked in on us to make sure we were okay through the whole process. Couldn't of asked for a better Realtor. Source:
    Chip was able to help us close a very difficult deal! He worked well with our sellers' agent, our lender, and the community HOA - all the while staying cool, calm, and collected - and managed to close the deal exactly on schedule. Chip was our secret weapon and we were glad to have him on our side! Source:
    Chip was an amazing realtor in helping me find a home and worked with me every step of the way as we navigated through the process of closing. Thanks so much, Chip!!! I owe you! Source:


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