Last year, I wanted to sell a piece of property and, since I hadn't done anything with real estate in 20 years, I looked at several real estate agents for advice. I received several replies saying that the market was down and my return would be limited however, Madonna was the only agent that went out and did the legwork to see what my request could actually bring. She also guided me though the maze of paperwork that comes with a real estate transaction with a minimum amount of effort on my end. If I was ever in the market for real estate in the Outer Banks, Madonna would definitely be the first person that I would call.
— Rich Timko
We had been working with another realtor, but on our opportunity to look at property that agent was unavailable. Madonna stepped up and showed us the properties we had found in our price range. But, she started with a property out of our range but exactly what we were hoping for. By the end of a long day, we had looked at that first property twice more. Madonna then suggested ways we could ‘swing’ the higher price and also suggested some bidding strategies. After many calls and many soul searching decisions we placed a successful bid. Today we live on the OBX in our dream house on the ocean. Without Madonna’s help, advice and counsel we wouldn’t be here. She continues to keep in touch. I would recommend her always as a friend and agent.
— August Janda
Through the process of helping us attain our place on the Outer Banks, I would like to think we became friends. Madonna and Mike were kind and attentive, unhurried, informative, helpful and patient with us. They zeroed in on what Roxann wanted and found time to introduce us, at our convenience, to places they felt we might find attractive. Our experience with Madonna and Mike was pleasurable and fun. They are fine people and we are grateful for their help and friendship.
— David and Roxann Moreland
I have known the M&M team for the past 15 years. My brother and I worked with Madonna to purchase our first property in the Outer Banks. She was a pleasure to work with then and now, as we are currently relying on her expertise once again!
— Leonard Burke
I have used Madonna for the purchase and sale of houses, along with purchase of a lot. I know of no realtor that knows more about the market than she does, works any harder or is anymore responsive, whether I call her or email her. She is all about customer service keeping you informed through the sales or purchase process. If you need a recommendation for a repairman, she has a trusted list and I have found them to be worthy of her recommendation in every instance. You will not be disappointed that you chose Madonna as your realtor.
— Bill Alexander
We have been fortunate enough to have known Madonna Vancuren for years and have always gotten excellent advice on buying, selling and timing of each over the twenty years. Madonna will let you know if you are on tract or not, and she has good reasons for the strategies she suggests; she is not a "yes" man, she will tell you her professional opinion based on her experience of what the market will bear. We were very pleased with her selling of our rental home a few years ago; it sold very quickly and she was able to handle the multiple bids in a most just way; we always run our real estate ideas by her before we do anything. She and her husband Michael, are valuable assets that you can count on to give in-real-time, an unvarnished understanding of the current real estate market. She is extremely dedicated to her clients and has thousands of excellent vendor referrals, which can help you save time and money if you are new to the area or do not know anyone to provide you a service. You can never have too many solid professionals who can truly help you, and with the Vancuren Team, you will be in great hands for years to come!
— Stacy and Joel Justice
We bought our Nags Head home 6 years ago, knowing only that we love the Outer Banks, but not knowing what to look for. Madonna took a long time to explain the market, find out what we wanted out of life, and then tailoring our search to what we were looking for. After we bought the house, Madonna counseled us on rentals and how to manage them, and gave us a great deal of insight on vendors and contractors that has proven to be spot-on. Even now, when we need advice, Madonna always spends time helping us. In short, she did much more than most realtors we’ve ever seen, and truly lives up to her motto that she is our realtor for life. Some of our friends are also thinking of retiring to, or buying property in, the Outer Banks, and we will happily refer ALL of them to Madonna, knowing how she "adopts" her clients and gives them full service even after the sale.
— Todd and Karen Higgins
Great realtors! They helped us find the beach dream house. Fabulous location. Right size for the whole family. And our grandchildren say it is their favorite place.
— Michael and Rose McTague
Madonna and Michael are excellent, professional realtors. When you hear the term “above and beyond”, that is this team. They are not only smart and reliable realtors who are always available for you, but they became our friends. The good news is Madonna sold our house, but the bad news is we are in Pittsburgh and we will miss her.
— Carol and Rod Gates
Madonna was referred to me back some 13+ years ago. She sold me a condo at Colony by the Sea sight unseen. That is how much blind faith I put in her from the very first time we spoke. Needless to say, she did not let me down. I love the condo and so do all of my guests and family. I refer Madonna and Michael to anyone thinking about buying at the Outer Banks. One on my referrals to them has bought 2 properties. So- needless to say, I can not praise their honesty and integrity enough. I myself, have been a REALTOR for 47 years, so I appreciate their contributions to our industry.
— Lois Verderber
While on vacation in 2012, my husband and I contacted Madonna as she had a listing for a house we were interested in seeing. She met with us right away, showed us that house as well as a few others in the area. We settled on the first one and she stayed on top of things and got the sale through to closing smoothly. Six months later, we had a neighbor's house go up for sale through a different realtor. We were looking for something close for my elderly, widowed mother. We called Madonna and she took right over and made arrangements for Michael – her husband – to come out and show us the house as she was tied up in meetings. He came right away and was very patient as we checked every little thing we could. He was quick to find answers to our questions and between the 2 of them, we were able to close smoothly on that property as well. Although I have not had a need for real estate dealings since then, I consider the M&M Team my realtor and will use them in the future if or when we need them.
— Carol Fulton
When we were clueless about buying a beach property, my husband contacted Madonna. She helped us find the property that checked off all our necessities. It has been one of the best decisions we ever made. We have been in touch with Madonna ever since. She has been a trusted friend to us and I would highly recommend her as an agent.
— Donna Sell
We have bought and sold several homes and the VanCurens are the best realtors we've worked with by far. Outstanding! You want a realtor who can market your home, produce showings, communicate with you throughout the process and who can negotiate and close the sale. They check all the boxes. They came highly recommended to us and we would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone else. I would bet that no other realtor knows the Outer Banks like they do. They are the perfect definition of realty professionals. If we had to rate them on a 1 to 10 scale, we would rate them 11. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, do yourself a favor and go with the M & M team. You won't regret it.
— Ron Rossi
We were gently assisted through the process of preparing the house for sale and it took less than a month. We were selling a large home on Albemarle Sound and some of the neighbors, based upon their experience believed that it would take at least a year to sell. Our house sold in 90 days. If the proof is in the pudding, the M&M team makes the pudding pretty tasty.
— Craig Nuckles
Madonna & Michael are courteous, intelligent, trustworthy and extremely HARD WORKERS. Because of them, there were no issues in selling our condo. If we can pull off moving to the OBX when retirement comes, it will be Madonna & Michael that we will be relying on for our next residence!!!
— Wayne and Patricia Rowland
It is easy to see why Mike and Madonna VanCuren have continued to remain 2 of the top selling realtors at OBX. I purchased my condo from them over 20 years ago and without hesitation enlisted their help when life changes and I needed to sell my unit this spring. As a team, they have worked together for 19 years. They are very knowledgeable of the local market and current trends. I appreciate their sound advice based on 40 years of combined experience. What a team!! They never left any of my questions unanswered and were always available to answer calls or emails promptly. Their excellent advice and integrity allowed me to make informed decisions concerning the sale of my unit. They made the entire process so easy for me and my unit sold quickly when other units were still left in the complex. 2 THUMBS UP for the "M and M" team. Thanks, guys. You are the BEST!!!
— Emily Turnage
We have used Madonna for two successful transactions and we are ready to list another property with her. We recently purchased a property that had some issues and Madonna was with us every step offering guidance and assistance. With her help, we were able to resolve all of the issues and purchase a new home. Her knowledge and experience makes the whole process much easier. We cannot recommend her enough. Whether buying or selling, you can count on Madonna to get the job done!
— Warren Birdsong
Madonna has been our agent when buying 2 homes and selling 1 here on the Outer Banks. We first met her in 1998 while looking for our first vacation home and we were so impressed with her professionalism. She was always available to speak with us, even though she was busy with other clients. She has bent over backwards to get deals closed for us. Hopefully when we sell or buy again, she will still be available. She's the best and we consider her a friend.
— Elizabeth Michael
I have worked with Madonna & Michael several times & will do so again should a need arise. They are the most ethical realtors it has been my pleasure to work with. They are extremely hard working & always available when you need them. Having been a realtor for many years I know good ones when I encounter them.
— Peggy Cathey
Without Madonna and her knowledge of how to get things done in OBX real estate, I know we would not be living in our wonderful house. She helped us navigate the multiple obstacles to the sale, linked us to excellent local professionals for inspections, testing and insurance issues, and made the purchase process easy for us to manage from a distance. She was tireless and a fierce advocate in her work for us, and we will always be grateful.
— Lynne Scott and Suzanne Scott Constantine