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We are a full service real estate firm with decades of experience – with an interesting twist…

In addition to being fully licensed Realtors, we are also licensed general contractors, working on high end new construction and renovation projects all over the area.

Are you ready to do something more than hope your real estate agent is talented and experienced enough?

If so, give us a call at 919-886-1906 and let’s talk about what we can do for you.

Helping You Sell

We can tell you what current trends are and how your house will suit a current buyer’s wish list.  Helping lend perspective to setting a realistic sales price to sell your home quickly. Our construction talents can work with you on repairs and updates needed to position your home to sell for top dollar.

Helping You Buy

Years of experience showing homes and viewing homes from both a construction perspective and real estate market knowledge lend an added value to the purchasing experience. We can walk you through the process in today’s changing market from start to finish. Whether you simply want to buy a home, a parcel of land to build, or buy a home that needs to be renovated, we can help.

We work primarily in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Southern Durham and Northern Chatham County markets but are eager to assist you in your search throughout the Triangle.


Working with Grau Realty was a smart choice.  I always knew the advice I was getting was unfiltered, honest and in my best interest.  We looked at a number of homes and when we decided on the right one, Jeff helped us line up the appropriate inspections and offered his construction experience to help negotiate the best deal.  We would highly recommend Grau Realty to anyone.
Jim and Heather S., Chapel Hill
We have had an enormously beneficial and successful relationship with Jeff Grau and Grau Realty since June of 2016.  Relocating from Hawaii to the Chapel Hill area was a daunting challenge for us as we had no local experience or meaningful contacts in the area. We relied very heavily on Jeff, not only for his expertise and sound judgement in real estate and construction but on his absolute integrity and reliability.  Jeff Grau has our highest recommendation without qualification.
Pete and Linda B., Chapel Hill
I won’t think about buying our next home without calling Grau Realty.  The process was simple, the outcome was great.
Rick & Isabelle G., Chapel Hill
It is my great pleasure to express my highest regard for Jeff Grau for his truly exceptional service and work on the purchase of our home in Chapel Hill.  I have been fortunate to have worked with many good realtors in the past 35+ years as a buyer and a seller of 7 properties, and never have I had the privilege of working with one as stellar as Jeff Grau.
Linda S., Chapel Hill
Jeff was a pleasure to work with. Since we were moving within Chapel Hill, our search was non-urgent and highly specific. Jeff worked patiently with us for over 18 months and helped us purchase our current home, which we are very happy with. An additional benefit of working with Jeff is that since he is also a builder he helped us identify potential issues right away. So, when we identified the house (that we purchase eventually) , we were able to move quickly and with confidence. We could not have asked for a better real estate agent and would highly recommend Grau Realty without any reservations.
Saravan K.

Who We Are

Jeff Grau

Jeff Grau – Broker in Charge

With nearly 20 years of experience buying and selling real estate, along with a two decade career in construction, I bring a unique approach and perspective that I am certain you will value, whether you are buying or selling.

My past clients agree that having a builder’s expertise and network of professionals is a real benefit, and one that instills a sense of confidence and calm during what is normally a very chaotic and emotional time.  Knowing the questions to ask, understanding the language that is spoken and being able to communicate that information to my clients is not something that all real estate brokers can do well.  My network of competent, professional tradespeople, my ability to look at homes and see what they have or what they need, and my ability to get things done quickly are all things that will benefit you immensely whether you are on the buy side or the sell side.  Even if you are just looking for land to build on, how nice for you to have a builder who can give you meaningful and honest feedback about the land to help you make a good decision.

I have lived in Chapel Hill for more than 15 years and know this area very well.  Before that, New York City.  Before that, Atlanta.  I did my undergraduate work at Lehigh University where I received a B.S. in Finance and my M.B.A. from Georgia State University.  I speak Italian and a little French.

Danielle Quinn – Real Estate Broker

Danielle has been a licensed realtor since 2003, starting her career back in Virginia where she was Rookie of the Year in her first year. She became a top producing agent in Virginia in addition to Director of Career Development heading up the training programs for her office for new agents. She was lead recruiter in her company for the Metro Washington DC region and helped to build a strong and successful office before moving to North Carolina in 2009.

After starting over in North Carolina as a resale real estate agent, Danielle began working for new home builders both as an onsite agent and as a listing agent. She worked her way into being awarded Sales Associate of the Year with Fonville Morisey & Barefoot New Homes closing over $25 Million in 2014 and selling 49 homes in 2013 ($32 Million volume). She was a Fonville Morisey Barefoot 2013 Platinum Associate, 2013 Presidents Award, Gold Council Award, and voted by peers as an Executive Council Member. Also a (TSMC) Triangle Sales & Market Council Highest Sales Volume Multi Community, among various other sales awards in 2013 and 2014.

After selling out for a builder in 2015, she began gaining experience building and renovating homes. She worked for a renovation and remodeling company in order to gain project management and building experience while still keeping abreast of the real estate market working resale and listing for builders. She became a Broker-in-Charge in 2017 and licensed General Contractor in 2018. She joined Grau Building Company as a Project Manager and Grau Realty as a real estate broker in 2018.