Our family has been using Madonna for our buying and selling needs for 30 years on the Outer Banks. She is very efficient and professional, and always gets the job done. She is simply the best.
We've worked with Madonna on several different transactions. She knows the OBX market better than anyone. Always, very responsive and easy to work with!
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
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
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 used Madonna for 18 years. Madonna is extremely knowledgeable in Real Estate and a great Negotiator. Most importantly she honest and trustworthy. We live in PA and she makes it easy for us to communicate with her out of state. Madonna is always reachable and treats us like family, you will not find a better agent.
— Eileen Lubaszewski
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
Madonna was very easy to work with in selling our beach house. She was always available if I had any questions she found an answer to them. We had to fix the hot water tank and she knew who to call to get it fixedi .I would recommend her to anyone wanting to sell or buy in the Outer Banks.
Madonna and Michael are great to work with! They helped us locate several homes to look at and patiently assisted with our walk-throughs and loads of questions. Ultimately we found a great house for our family, and the negotiation and closing process was smooth and seamless. Thank you to the M&M Team for all your guidance and hard work!
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
Friends recommended Madonna VanCuren to us following a bad experience with another realtor who was only willing to work with us on HIS schedule. Our friends had worked with Madonna years earlier and had remained loyal to her because of their positive experience. Madonna and her Team were always available to us, which was and is an important factor for 'Out of Towners'. She guided us through the purchase and sale of an Outer Banks property avoiding the problems and pitfalls associated with many real estate transactions and resulting in fair and equitable outcomes for all concerned. Her real estate expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the Outer Banks market is unparalleled. Madonna was also willing to assist us with the 'non real estate transaction' issues that always arise when setting up a new home and consider her a forever friend. Without reservation, we highly recommend Madonna and her Team to anyone thinking about buying and/or selling any property at the 'Beach'.
— rd grieco
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
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
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
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
Super friendly and experienced OBX realtor! My remote buying process went real smoothly with Madonna’s guidance and recommendations throughout the negotiating, inspection and closing process. Thanks for all your help!
Madonna helped me buy the perfect home. She is very detail oriented and knowledgeable. Communication was superb and we were able to close on time! I would not hesitate to use her again.
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
Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Buxton, NC.
If only I could give Madonna 100 stars I would. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the are and the market and especially what too look for and look out for in your purchase. I have entered into many real estate transactions in my life in the DC area and I have NEVER had anyone work harder than Madonna. She is as genuine as you can get, a tough negotiator and won't be afraid to talk you out of a property if it is not a good option. And she's a lot of fun. Michael and Madonna are the best!
Madonna is a rock star. She and Michael made the home buying process much smoother than we expected it to be. We closed in less than 30 days! They are truly a full service team, even helping with the setup of insurances, electric, cable, etc. Add to that the fact that they are great people. This wasn’t our first time purchasing a home, but it definitely was the easiest. We wouldn’t think of working with or recommending anyone other than team M&M.
Madonna was extremely effective in helping us prepare our beach home for the market and in pricing it effectively. Despite the fact that we listed the house during a very slow part of the year, she used her networking resources skillfully and generated far more interest in the sale of our house than we were expecting, and soon attracted a serious buyer. In the following weeks she provided expert advice on pricing and on ways to bring the negotiations to a rapid and successful conclusion. My wife and I could not have been more satisfied with the services Madonna provided.
— Earl Keel
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
We purchased as house outside Madonna's normal area and she stepped right up and helped us all the way! She did her research in order to be sure we were getting what WE wanted. She pointed out things we needed to know and showed us how to work thru all the issues that come with buying a house. Her knowledge and experience kept us from making bad choices. She respected our concerns and was constantly putting us at ease. I would recommend her for a experienced or novice buyer.
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
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
Madonna was recommended to us by a friend and she was just wonderful to work with. She knows this business inside and out and also knows the Outer Banks inside and out as well. No question goes unanswered, she was available to us at all times and she was there for us for anything we needed at all. One of the hardest working people I've met! We would highly recommend her and would absolutely work with her again without question.
Unbelievable spot on sold she sold the house 9 hours after it listed I'll never use anyone but this team I love them. I've known Madonna and Michael for years they are the best and very honest thru every aspect of the transition.
— Robert Moorefield
Madonna has been our sole realtor since moving to Currituck NC in 1997. She is very sharp, knowledgeable and will give you an honest assessment. She has sold numerous properties for us and evaluated many more. She is boots-on-the-ground, will get your property sold (if you listen to her advice), knows people and how to negotiate. She does not tolerate fools either. She works non stop and I have never known her to not answer the phone....even when I should not have called her at 5:00am one time....She is a top realtor in our area and we respect her very much.
Madonna Vancuren and her team at Sun Realty are the absolute best! Local knowledge garnished with Southern charm and a love for the Outer Banks that meets my own. She helped my family secure a lot in Kill Devil Hills between the ocean and the sound to build our future home on. The lot's location and the unexpected timing of transaction were impeccable. Madonna is a real joy to do business with and we take great comfort knowing she is just a phone-call away for any questions or concerns regarding our future home. -The Meyer Family
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
No one could have expected a Real Estate Agent to give the kind of personal attention and care that our family experienced while working with Madonna VanCuren on the purchase of a new home on the OBX. During the complicated process of dealing with the seller, inspections, etc., she anticipated our needs and provided detailed assistance every step of the way. She always picked up the phone at the first ring, ready to furnish informed answers! I am a returning client of Madonna’s, having previously bought a few homes on the OBX. She knows her territory and how to make the process easy. I would not consider calling anyone other than her when I am ready to buy or sell. I know she has integrity and her client’s best interests are her primary concerns.
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
Madonna and Mike VanCuren helped me and my family find the perfect beach house in the Outer Banks. As we are in CT and not local to OBX, it was extremely important to find an agent/broker who was very experienced, knew the OBX area thoroughly, and who would be able to be our eyes and ears for us since we could not visit these properties in person. Everything was done remotely. It was also very important to find someone who was not looking to just make a sale. Madonna and Mike were the perfect agents for us. They truly cared about what was most important to us, but also what was the best property for us. There were many times where they turned us away from properties simply because they knew it wasn't the best and safest investment for us. Instead of trying to persuade us to buy, they would deter us from many properties that looked great on the surface. But because of their local knowledge and experience, and genuine care for our best interests, they kept searching for the best options for us. And ultimately we found one and were able to close on it recently. Madonna's and Mike's responsiveness was exceptional. Being remote, we were constantly looking to speak with them or ask questions of them, and they would get back to us immediately, in every case. Weekends, evenings, holidays, they were available to us every single time, and that was extremely helpful for us. They would literally bend over backwards for us. I can't say enough good things about our overall experience with them. We could not have asked for better, experienced, caring agents. We highly recommend Madonna and Mike to anyone looking to buy/sell property anywhere in the Outer Bank.
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
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
We've had both a purchase, and a sell (most recently) with Madonna as our agent. She knows what the market will bear, and pushes the envelop for her sellers. She know all the ins and outs of the local environment, and helps with every step of the process, from inspections, to insurance to utilities, making our involvement much easier, than most. One of her best attributes is her response to her clients, always available to answer questions or help find a solution, no waiting for days for a return call or email. We think she did a great job for us...again!
— John Tipton
Madonna stuck with our indecisiveness on whether to buy on the Outer Banks or remain in San Diego for about 5 years. It was her local expertise, kind heart and urgency to "get things done" when it came to the purchasing process! I'd recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling here on the Outer Banks! Thank you so much for everything! -Teague Family
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 put our house on the market following Madonna's advice about price and things we needed to do to make it more marketable. She kept us informed as to showings and feedback. When the contract came in she helped us negotiate thru the entire process. We walked away with top dollar and the feeling we had a friend for life! We will list all our property with her from now on.
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 is outstanding. We can not sing her praises high enough. She was easy to work with, highly efficient, knowledgeable with what needed to be done and proactive with getting foot traffic through our home in order to sell it fast. The process was seamless from start to finish with selling our home. Both my husband and I would highly recommend her.
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
We had our house on the market for a while and went through several Real Estate Agents then we found Madonna and Michael. They listened to our needs and went to work selling our home. We actually had a Team willing to work on selling our home. They kept in contact and gave great advice the whole time. Even during the selling process Madonna worked with the buyers agent who was making her 1st transaction to make sure everything went smoothly. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend her for any real estate transaction you may have.
I have worked with Madonna for over 25 years. She and Mike are the best. I have referred friends to her and they have all been pleased with her! I recently purchased a home and Madonna was delightful to work with. She responds quickly and finds answers to my questions. Thank you Madonna!