Silvestri Properties
Laura Silvestri

Laura Silvestri


 Silvestri Properties is a family owned boutique real estate company, offering close connectivity and privacy to each of our clients. With 25 years of experience in sales and new construction, designing and remodeling, renovation and investing, We can make sure all areas of your real estate needs and desires are well understood and executed. We work closely with a team of local professionals from appraisals, staging, inspecting, building, banking, all the way to closing and beyond. We have worked hard to keep our business small and personal.

The Triangle area is growing and incorporating the best that living and learning has to offer. Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill, public and private schools, 5 star restaurants, nature preserves and trails, local agriculture, art and history, top rated golf courses and team sports. If your looking in the area, you have found home. There is something for everyone and I love this place!

Buying or selling real estate coupled with the high demands of modern life,  can be overwhelming, allow us to make your next move a dream come true. 

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As a first time homebuyer trying to navigate a crazy market, I could not have asked for a better realtor than Sam. I had a very limited budget and had been told by other realtors that I didn’t stand a chance, but Sam was confident she could find me my dream home—and did! She was such a positive presence during an often-frustrating search, patiently answering all my questions and teaching me the ins and outs of Triangle real estate, but she also never sugarcoated anything if she saw red flags in a listing. She was able to quickly hone in on exactly what I was looking for in a home and became a trusted partner in my search. She was also very respectful of my budget and location preferences and never pushed listings that were outside of my comfort zone. In the end, we were able to find the perfect house in the perfect location, and her connections to lenders, inspectors, tradespeople, and more meant that every part of the process—from making an offer to moving in—went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Sam for your home search! 

Allie J.
We used Laura Silvestri to purchase an older home in Chapel Hill that needed work and substantial inspections. She skillfully guided us through every step and we had complete faith in her. Laura is a consummate professional and I could not recommend her more highly. She made what could have been a complicated process as smooth as possible, and expertly negotiated on our behalf. Laura is compassionate, highly responsive, emotionally intelligent, supportive, polished, and an expert agent. We could not be happier!
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Erin M

Laura is a wonderful partner in finding a home! She is incredibly patient, compassionate, and invested. She knew what we really wanted before we did, and patiently waited for us to explore all the options and discover it for ourselves. She understands how house-hunting can be a stressful and emotional time, and helps keep you sane. She is very responsive and highly skilled at scheduling and tracking all the many details, appointments, and resources that must be pulled together to make it happen. Her contacts in the industry and her long history with the area are invaluable. Plus, she's a cool, fun, and beautiful person!"

Deborah R

Deborah R

Laura's knowledge, patience and care were invaluable during the entire process. She has great understanding and grasp on the local market and we highly recommend her to help you buy or sell a home. I only have positive things about our experience with Laura.

Kathy M

We had a wonderful experience working with Laura to buy our house in Chapel Hill. She has great knowledge of the area including the various neighborhood 'personalities' down to what areas are likely to flood. Because her family is in building, she knows how to identify quality vs. poor construction. She was also able to recommend the other professionals one needs when buying a house such as a lawyer, inspector, etc. She came up with creative solutions when some minor issues came up. She was patient and pleasant and we would highly recommend

Emmeline O

Laura knows the local market extremely well. We were able to secure the property we wanted - at the price we wanted - thanks to Laura. Her professionalism, responsiveness, market knowledge and keen insights were invaluable - and we plan to work with Laura again in our future real estate deals.

Rick S

We were so blessed to meet Laura. She has extensive experience and an extraordinary knowledge of the market. She was with us every step of the way including some difficult negotiations at the end of the process. We relocated here from out of state and really knew nothing about the area. After getting to know us a little, we did some shopping around and Laura ultimately showed us the perfect location. Laura has extensive contacts in the engineering, surveying and construction businesses and had lots of great ideas for design and layout.

Steve G and Tracy B

Working with Samantha Shuford was an amazing experience!  We spent about 7 months looking for a home for me.  Throughout it all, Sam was steady, professional, and calm, considering this crazy market!  She is extremely knowledgeable of building codes and requirements and she spotted many possible concerns with potential homes.  When I finally found the home I loved, she worked hard to get my offer accepted.  Once it was, we had a very fast closing, and she worked very hard getting a great and very thorough home inspection so there were no surprises when I moved in.  The most amazing thing is that in this sellers market, she managed to get the purchase price on my home reduced right before closing! 

I highly recommend working with Sam for any of your real estate needs.  She made a challenging task really enjoyable!  After 6 months in my house, I’m still loving my home!  It couldn’t have worked out any better!

Katrina S

Laura is amazing and a true master of her trade! My wife and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Laura. I never expected the process to be this smooth - especially being out of state and in the middle of a pandemic! Don't get me wrong, buying a home is stressful, but Laura went above and beyond to maintain great communication and ease our nerves through the remote home-buying process. She helped us to navigate difficult questions and provided solid guidance, including how we handle inspections and closing without being in-person.

She helped us to understand and manage our deadlines, and we're pleased that we were on track for a smooth closing. Buying our first home was a little scary, and we had a lot to learn, but Laura was so patient with us, and never pushy. She quickly became someone whom we knew we could trust! We're so over the moon with our new home, and we felt supported and confident in our decision the whole time, because Laura was by our side. We're pleased to say that Laura has become a true friend :) We would absolutely recommend Laura to anyone looking for a home!!

Chad P

I highly recommend Laura! Her knowledge of the area, and her ability to cast a wide but methodical net, helped me very quickly narrow down what I was looking for. Her experience guided me towards the right time to list, and the right price to set, and her patience and steadfastness helped me to  "stay the course" through several hurdles in both selling, and then buying the house of my dreams. She knew what we could control and what we could not. We had some tough negotiations along the way, and Laura was professional, always reasonable, and held our line in a way that was firm and respectful to all. Throughout the entire process, Laura listened to me and my heart, and supported me every step of the way, giving me the confidence I needed to at last seal the home of my dreams. Laura has found her calling in real estate!

Elaine J

Working with Laura @ Silvestri Properties was just fantastic. She is knowledgeable, patient, insightful and deeply experienced. We worked together in searching for our new home and not once did she lose sight of the goal (nor her sense of humor), despite the lengthy process. And we could not be happier with our new home! We also worked together to sell my house, which I had lived in for 22 years. Her guidance, professionalism and strategic thinking were invaluable during that somewhat emotional process. Laura is always looking for the win-win and seems to derive genuine joy from her work, which makes the task of buying or selling your home with her a lot of fun and feel like a true partnership.

Jayne S


Working with Laura at Silvestri Properties has been nothing but pleasurable. She helped us identify and purchase a home after many months of looking. She listened carefully to gain a sense of our needs and shared options as they came up on the market.  However, the most unique and appreciated element in the series of transactions was she always did what she said she would do. She was always on time, she always followed up. She has a deep bench of resources to call on such as HVAC contractors, plumbers, inspectors, septic tank experts, carpenters, painters and a host of other connections that lubricated the otherwise stressful time. She made the calls, got things scheduled and followed up with the trades people when I had questions. Her calls and emails are focused, factual, frequent and shine with confidence.  She’s honest, hardworking (she even helped spread mulch to promote the sale of my home), pleasant, and I never doubted she had my best interests in mind.  Without hesitation, I would recommend Laura to those getting ready to list a home and those planning to purchase a home.

Tim S

Laura was there for us every time we needed her. The experience was truly personal and I developed a great relationship with her along the way. I could tell she had our best interest in mind the entire process and she was as professional as you will find. She is well connected and knew who to ask when we had questions beyond the real estate transaction, such as possible renovations, changes to homes or other creative changes we considered in each home. You cannot go wrong if you select Laura to help you buy sell or rent.

Kent Q