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Michelle was amazing every step of the way.

She came highly recommend to us and now we can say the same.


Kristy did an amazing job selling our home for us.

We live out of state and was not there take care of things. Kristy was very responsive and kept us informed on everything. She had showings for our home within 24 hours of listing it and we accepted an offer within a week. Kristy assisted us in completing the paperwork and provided an attorney to represent us. I would highly recommend if you are buying or selling that you contact Kristy to be your agent.

Alfred & Deanna Lamb

Michelle Palladino I would like to thank Michelle Palladino for helping me to purchase my new condomium.

A purchase like that could be very stressful; however, having Michelle as my agent I was very confident that she was always looking out for my best interest. She is always cheerful, a total professional, with great negotiating skills along with a tireless work ethic.. She is conscientious and tireless often working late into the evening hours to accommodate her clients. If given an opportunity to recommend to anyone who might be looking for real estate in my opinion there is only one person to see it is Michelle Palladino Ralph DeCristo

Ralph DeCristo

Kristy was Awesome to work With, very helpful and understanding!

Thank you for being professional and handling many tasks during our home purchase in a timely manner. We would definitely work with Kristy again on our next home purchase. :)

Brendon Burnett

Kristy’s knowledge of the area, market, and process were incredible.

She performed beyond reproach in every way. She found us a great home in a difficult market and expedited everything controllable to get us in.

Chad White (Medical Instructor)

Simply put, Kristy is the best real estate professional we have ever had the pleasure of working with.

From her expert knowledge of the Sandhills market to her tireless efforts in getting our rental property ready for sale, Kristy made our experience easy and enjoyable. Our property was sold extremely fast and hassle free! If you are buying or selling real estate in the Sandhills, your first call MUST be to Kristy!

Justin & Adrian Crocker

Worked hard

Lee McGraw

I couldn’t be happier!

Kristy was right there with me through the highs and lows that come with finding just the right home. But Kristy did exactly just that and helped me to own my first home! Kristy provided all the recommendations that I needed as a first time home buyer and was so patient with me when going through the process. She is truly there for you from the beginning to finish and even past the purchase.

Britt Williams (Service Member)

Kristy is a fantastic Real Estate Agent!

She was never late or unresponsive, she worked day and night to make sure our closing went well and she is just all around fun to be with. We HIGHLY Recommend Kristy Rooney to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Brittany Thomson

I could not have been more satisfied with working with Kristy on the sale of my house.

She was knowledgeable, easily accessible, and was a firm advocate for my needs as a seller. Kristy made the process of selling my house, not only quick, but incredibly easy. She went above and beyond and worked tirelessly. If you’re looking to buy or sell your house, you can’t find a better person to have in your corner than my friend, Kristy Rooney!

Tonia Lawson

Cannot say enough about Michelle Palladino!

She came highly recommended and never ever disappointed. Michelle definitely knows her stuff and is an expert at sharing her knowledge, opinions, and recommendations in a very professional, honest, and caring manner. She literally held our hands and answered all our questions about selling our property every step of the way, and provided detailed service above and beyond anything I expected. Even though my part of the transaction was long distance (I live thousands of miles away from my NC home), working with Michelle was like having a best friend in my corner, and I've not actually met her in person! (She was always available to me via phone, text and email and I thoroughly enjoyed our interactions.) Michelle earns the highest kudos from me and I would highly recommend her expert, personal services to anyone buying or selling property. She is a lovely, kind, and very personable lady. Michelle Palladino works through NextHome in the Pines and her service is NextLevel awesome!

Marta Collett (Supervisor and Internal Auditor)

Michelle, was our agent for our commercial real estate.

She was very professional and kept with us through all the ups and downs that real estate may entail. I would recommend her for all your real estate needs. Thank you Michelle - it was a pleasure working with you!

Annette Lesh McGraw (Paralegal)

Michelle is the best realtor I have ever dealt with.

She honestly cared about getting the best deal possible. She also worked very hard to make sure the seller did what we asked them to do in terms of repairs and such. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in the market for a quality realtor.

Steve (Military)

Kristy was excellent!

Very organized and quick to respond. She showed us multiple homes virtually and in-person. Often times looking at houses on our behalf without us even asking. She was amazing getting us a home in this crazy market. Highly recommend.

Lauren M

From start to finish our experience with Kristy has been a great!

There were so many helpful suggestions to allow our home to show its best for sale. She fielded the many showings, organized all our offers to purchase, presented a cohesive picture of our options and helped guide us toward the offer that best fit our needs for the sale of our property. Kristy brings experience, full knowledge of the current market, and professionalism that puts her clients at ease and full of confidence that she has their best interest at heart. We would wholeheartedly recommend Kristy Rooney to help with any of your real estate needs.

Angela M Moody

From listing to closing Michelle went above and beyond in the entire process of selling our property!

Communication was excellent and she made the entire experience pleasant. If you are looking to buy or sell she is the one you want-five stars!!!

Laure Connelly

Our house buying experience was not an easy one, to say the least.

We were living in the UK and trying to buy a house in the US sight unseen. Michelle was recommended to us through a friend and we could not be happier. Michelle was clear, easy to get a hold of, had a friendly personality, and she was willing to go above and beyond to assist us. She stayed in close touch with us through closing ensuring every step of the process was done correctly. We highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking a stellar home buying experience!

Matt and Tayloe Grafel

Kristy Rooney was the best realtor I’ve ever worked with and I’ve worked with many.

She made the process simple and stress free as she worked hard to represent our needs. I would recommend her to anyone!

Nikia Zaremba

Michelle is hands down the best realtor I’ve ever worked with.

I have been on both the buying end and selling end with Michelle and her continual communication, attention to detail, and passion are unparalleled. Michelle keeps you keenly aware of what is happening through every step of the buying/selling process and makes recommendations and provides critical advice necessary to a smooth transaction. I wholeheartedly recommend Michelle for both buying and selling needs and guarantee she will not let you down!

Brandon Daigle

Michelle is the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with period.

Michelle has flawlessly assisted my family in the purchase and sale of five properties. She understands all aspects of preparing, pricing and negotiation of single family homes, commercial property and land. She is pleasant, prompt, and her exemplary understanding of the market make her tower above other real-estate professionals. In my mind she isn't just a top consideration for a real estate broker she is the only choice. I give my highest recommendation to Michelle as she has continually exceeded my expectations of customer service and professionalism, I trust her without question. I believe buying or selling a property is an emotional, financial, and investment choice. So chose Michelle Palladino as your agent and you will have a pleasant and fun experience as well.

Robert D Ball (buyer and seller )

I would recommend Kristy to anyone buying a house but ESPECIALLY a first time home buyer.

Kristy was absolutely amazing, made me feel comfortable through the entire process and gave me great advice! My house buying experience could not have gone any better and it was all thanks to Kristy and her team of outstanding professionals.

Melanie Goulette

While I may be new to the real estate field, I am blown away by Kristy's help and performance.

As a relatively new member of the Army, with a hectic schedule, Kristy was always willing to assist in finding a home - for months on end. Regardless of when I would reach out to her to schedule a showing, put in an offer, or simply ask a question, she would always respond in a timely manner. She always had answers to my questions and offered suggestions that helped me out in the end. She fought for me during offers, "behind the scenes" during closing, talking with appraisers and the seller's agent, having repairs done, scheduling appointments, and much more. She made the home buying process a breeze and I will definitely work with her come time to sell, rent, or buy another house. I highly recommed her if you need someone extremely capable and a top performer in their field!

Chris Selig (Army Officer)

Kristy was phenomenal every step of the way.

She was recommended by a friend who has purchased a few homes with her and I can say without a doubt if I sell or purchase another home in the area she will be the only realtor I want to work with. She was always available and she gave great recommendations to make our offers competitive in this crazy market. We only lost out on one home before closing on our dream home. I never had to worry about timelines or inspections. She made the process of purchasing our first home as a family stress free.

Jordan Larson

Kristy went above and beyond in order to ensure our family found the perfect home.

She responded immediately to any questions or requests, walked through homes so we could tour them virtually, and always showed up early and well prepared for appointments. Kristy gave knowledgable insights when asked, and space when our family needed to discuss things internally. Kristy also provided excellent design suggestions to help us customize a home to our style. I would highly recommend Kristy to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.


Kristy was amazing!

She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the real estate transaction. She was always quick to respond, and also very patient and understanding during my whole buying process. I would definitely recommend Kristy to anyone purchasing or selling a home!

Sarah Gomez (CST)

Where to begin!

Kristy was simply amazing! I found out with only three weeks of time that I was relocating and needed a rental property. Kristy was amazing right off the bat! She asked me what I wanted in a rental property, and send me a bunch of listings. She arranged for me to see multiple rentals the following weekend when I was driving to the area for the weekend. The first house she showed me was perfect. She worked with myself and the owners of the property to make sure everything was in order and ready to go. She continuously checked in with me throughout the whole process and made many recommendations for local places, including animal care for my dog. I would definitely use Kristy in the future and had an amazing experience working with her. Highly recommend her and the NextHome In the Pines crew!

Danielle Brudnick

Michelle was an integral part of us buying our home.

She was up front, available, always communicating and researching our questions, and was key when it came to our closing attorneys, financing, and home inspection. Great Experience! She earned her commission didn't just sit back and collect. Very Pleased.

Con O'Mahoney (Manager)

It was our pleasure to work with Michelle.

She is honest, energetic and transparent... totally trustworthy. She knows her market and clients. She is definitely our "go to".

Clifton Wright, Sr.

Kristy is an excellent real estate agent.

She provided prompt, organized, and professional service at each step of the home buying process. Kristy is knowledgeable about the local area and consistently goes above and beyond to be available. She was recommended to us, and we will be recommending her to others.


We highly recommend Kristy to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the area.

Kristy has helped to create an overall wonderful experience for us in what is a very anxious time as we look for a rental in Moore County NC. We anticipated the "renters" treatment but have received nothing less than first class treatment. Kristy is super accommodating, extremely knowledgeable, always accessible, and very friendly. Thank you Kristy for the experience!

Lindsay and Curt Wilcox

I have worked with Michelle as both an agent of a property being sold, and as my agent in buying property.

She is incredibly responsive and quick to help find and provide information for both commercial and residential property. She is very professional and truly looks out for her clients.

John Miller

Michelle has gone above and beyond representing me in buying my first home.

She scheduled numerous inspections and obtained quotes for all repairs that we requested from the sellers. She was present for inspections which I did not expect but greatly appreciated. The sellers have been incredibly difficult and dishonest but Michelle has dealt with them gracefully. She stayed on top of repairs before closing and after discovering the wrong size hvac was installed she has continued to work with the seller to make it right on my behalf even after closing. I would absolutely recommend Michelle to anyone buying or selling a home in Moore County! She is trustworthy, honest, easy to communicate with, knowledgeable, and proactive.

Christina Miller

When we were looking for a rental in Moore county Kristy was amazing in helping us so when it became time to buy our first home Kristy was our go to choice.

Without her it would have been a very hectic process. She was extremely responsive and on top of the ball both in finding our dream home and dealing with sellers agent. She went to bat for us multiple times to ensure a smooth process that frankly would have fallen through if it wasn't for her. Her contacts are definitely a value add when you're trying to get something done on the last day of due diligence. Don't plan on buying again but if I did I would definitely go with her!!

Kris R (Buyer)

Kristy was the best!

! She held my hand and a paintbrush to get my home of 18 yrs ready to sell and with her recommendations it sold FAST!! When I had a question she had an answer no matter what time I called she picked up the phone or called back quickly. I’ll be using her to buy a house as well. The process was so smooth and headache free!

Maggie Duskin

Kristy was amazing!

This market is hard for buyers right now and not only did she get us the perfect house in the perfect location, but she made it happen in two months! We were working with an inexperienced sellers agent and frustrating sellers who almost caused the transaction to stop, but Kristy’s experience and professionalism saved the day and made our closing happen against the odds. I highly recommend using Kristy, especially in this competitive market where a seasoned agent like Kristy is essential.

Britney Rose White

Kristy was PHENOMENAL.

I live across the country and bought a house practically sight unseen. Kristy was pivotal to my experience. She was always available to meet with inspectors, contractors, and anyone who needed access to the house. She set up all my appointments for me and made me feel very comfortable with the whole process. She had great recommendations for anything I needed (contractors, lenders, attorneys) and above all, she was very professional and extremely easy to work with. I couldn’t have been more pleased.

Kris Westendorff (Home Buyer)

10/10/2022 I am writing to share my experience of selling my condo in Pinehurst NC.

My real estate agent is Michelle Palladino super agent for NextHome In The Pines Michelle is a constant professional that is a tireless worker with years of experience and knowhow form a broad range of learned specialties. knowledge of structure, codes, geography of what the market is in the Pinehurst and surrounding areas, knowing who to call whether a roofer , electrician, layer or mover. Her depth of knowledge of the laws and contracts are peerless. For my own experience she came into my condo that looked like a typical guy place and turned itinto a show place, and I know that made the difference in getting the best price for my place. After the sale I had to go out of town and Michelle and a friend personally moved my furniture into my new home. To say that Michelle Palladino goes the extra mile is a vast understatement. So from my experience I can say to anyone who would ask if you are going to buy or sell a home, if you have Michelle by your side you will be represented by the very best agent in town. Ralph DeCristo

Ralph DecCristo

Michelle has worked with me on the purchase of three different properties over the last few years.

She has walked me through each property very slowly and throughly. She points out things I didn’t noticed or think of looking at. After the initial inspection, she has taken every phone call from me asking for more information and has always found the answers quickly. I can’t say enough about her professionalism and patience. She is always polite . She works very hard to satisfy me as her customer. On top of all that she is once of the nicest and kind people I have met. I have recommended her to my friends and we all agree she is one of the best realtors out there.

Judith Zimmer

To say Kristy Rooney is awesome at what she does is an understatement.

Being new to the area and desperate to find the perfect rental house (that didn’t feel like a rental), Kristy not only helped us feel at home in a foreign town but her professionalism, attention to detail and all-around ability to get the job done are second to none. Kristy was in constant communication with us through the entire transaction, she acknowledged our concerns and made us feel like we were her most valued client and went above and beyond for us, helping us “dot the I’s and cross our T’s” in the eleventh-hour when I couldn’t make it in time to the rental office. If you’re looking for someone who will not push you into a house but will help you find the home that is the perfect fit, look no further than Kristy.

The Wilcox Family (Rental Home Tenants)

Kristy was nothing but helpful and responsive.

We moved cross country and answered all our questions no matter what hour it was in NC. She was kind, honest and very professional. The biggest plus of having her on our side was her wealth of knowledge and genuine care for our problems. If we return to NC she will be our realtor again.

Joel sparvero

Michelle did a great job and she was our agent twice.

We found Michelle to be very professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Both times, she was able to resolve any roadblocks in a non-confrontational manner. We definitely recommend Michelle for your next real-estate transaction.

Andre S.

Michelle has always gone above and beyond for us.

In 2017 we moved from Texas and she helped us choose our new home remotely. Our closing date in Texas was a few weeks after we moved to North Carolina so she was able to arrange for us to move into the new house before we closed and rent it for that time gap - which was a life saver with me being pregnant at the time and not wanting to move more than once! We just sold that house in September and she once again made everything easy. She has great connections and made our lives easier not having to worry about arranging people to come by for this or that. Listen to her advice! I have never worked with a realtor more trustworthy. She’s never been just a realtor to us, she has honestly been a friend. Highly recommend.

Aubrey McKechnie

Michelle is awesome!

I felt like she was truly on our side throughout the whole process. She is speedy, responsive, smart, and provided us with great advice, suggestions, and solutions. Not only did she invest a significant amount of time into helping us (even though we were buying an inexpensive piece of land and not a giant house), she also treated us like we were her only clients, though I'm sure that could not have possibly been the case.

Emily Chastain

Kristy did an outstanding job as our realtor and we highly recommend her.

We put our house on the market while out of state, which we expected would make the selling process difficult for us. Kristy, however, took care of every aspect of getting our home ready for sale. She definitely went above and beyond for us by acting as an intermediary with our property management company, recommending and implementing improvements to the home and landscape, and keeping us informed through the entire selling process. She was always available to us if we had any questions. She inspired our full confidence, and we trusted her judgement completely. She always advocated on our behalf and in our best interest. She is intelligent, professional, kind, and an amazing realtor!!

Stacy Roberson

Michelle kept me on track getting my home and farm prepared to place on the market this past year.

Her advise was spot on, so that we were ready to go when it came time to list the property. When things did happen as fast as we had hoped, she helped identify the issue keeping us from getting realistic offers, and when we made that minor coarse correction, we were under contract with a fair offer the next day. She stayed on top of the process though to the end, so the closing went smoothly. I am very happy with the work and advice from Michelle, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a good, professional real estate agent.

Ronald Rollins

We had the most wonderful home buying experience with Kristy!

She is such a hard worker and went above and beyond her duties every step of the way. She is extremely knowledgeable and constantly went the extra mile to ensure the entire process was completed in our best interest. I highly recommend hiring her for any of your real estate needs!

Jenn D.

We couldn't be more pleased with our experience working with Kristy Rooney.

We weren't expecting an easy process buying a home out of state, but Kristy's hard work ,knowledge, and determination to help us achieve our goal was AWESOME. Through all the obstacles, unforeseen issues, she was always able to get answers and the results we needed. We never felt left out of any matters small or major and were always kept up to date with emails, texts, and phone calls. We would gladly recommend Kristy to anyone seeking an agent to make buying a home a positive experience. Scott & Tina LaVallee

Scott & Tina LaVallee (Home buyers )
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"Kathy was a joy to work with during the entire process of purchasing our first home. During our initial visit she had a slew of houses lined up for us that met our and was flexible in getting us around to all of our favorites. After deciding on our home, she was knowledgeable on all of the paperwork and walked us through all of that as well ask explained what we could expect over the next month if closing. Kathy was responsive and worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly with our purchase all the way up and beyond our closing day. We very much recommend her and the Maison team."
5 /5.0
by mqlaird
"Kathy was fantastic the entire process. Being first time homebuyers, she walked us through all the steps explaining and answering all her questions. Her patience has led us to our perfect home and we couldn’t be happier. Highly recommend."
5 /5.0
by April Smith
"Kathy knows how to showcase a home to make it more marketable to attract buyers. She is attentive to individual needs of clients whether local, young, elderly or relocating to NC. Kathy George has a delightful personality with a vast network of connections that include other realtors, home inspectors, attorneys & repair contractors . Our family experience overall was she went above & beyond to sell our house . Kathy George exceeded any expectations , she is simply the absolute best agent !"
5 /5.0
by karenlock781
"Kathy is an AMAZING person. She pays careful attention to detail, helping you make educated decisions along the way of finding your perfect home!! She can also recommend some excellent local businesses to either do work with or to get some food from!! I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Kathy George for anyone who is looking for their H O M E. We have 6 dogs, so it wasn't easy for her!! We are settled in and so very happy we worked with Kathy!!"
5 /5.0
by Brittany Harry
"Kathy was the an awesome realtor. She helped us sell our home and then find our next home. The market is crazy right now but she stuck with us as we put offers on house after house. She made the process smooth and easy. She kept us updated every step of the way and made sure we found our dream home. I would highly recommend her to all my family and friends."
5 /5.0
by Brittany Maxfield
"We had an excellent experience working with Kathy George. Kathy helped us purchase our vacation/retirement home in Pinehurst in August 2021. We came from out of state for our first visit in June. We met with Kathy and visited multiple homes. She quickly got a feel for what we were looking for and helped us narrow our search to several neighborhoods. We continued our search from our home state. Kathy kept in frequent contact with us. She visited many homes on our behalf, sent us videos and additional details. We eventually made an offer remotely on a home we had only seen in pictures but Kathy had visited several times for us. We trusted her completely! Kathy responded quickly to all our questions. She negotiated with the sellers on several items. Kathy oversaw the inspections on our behalf. She supported us through the closing and beyond. She was thorough, honest, professional, and great to work with! We highly recommend Kathy George."
5 /5.0
by karenjanelnash
"Kathy George was extremely professional, knowledgeable and caring when selling my mother-in-law's home last year. She certainly went above and beyond what is expected from a real estate agent. She did the typical things you'd expect like market analysis, staging and promotion, but she also helped my 82-year-old MIL find someone to help her sell the household items that she wasn't moving and found someone else to help her get rid of her unwanted household items and trash. When Kathy noticed things in the house that needed some touching up, she didn't wait for someone to come do it, she just took care of it herself. But that's just "stuff" to me. What really sets Kathy apart and made her so valuable to us, was her caring and patience with Ruth. She understood how difficult selling the home she shared with her husband was and how frightening moving away was going to be. She took her time explaining to Ruth the sales process and was patient when Ruth had questions or suggestions. Kathy respectfully listened to what my mother-in-law wanted and expected and then was able to gently steer her toward making decisions that would help the house sell.Kathy was great at keeping in contact with us and with Ruth. Even after we moved, we never felt "out of sight, out of mind." We always knew just what was going on with showings and contracts.My husband was in the military and we've moved many times during the past 30 years; we usually bought a home and have dealt with plenty of real estate agents. Kathy is one of the better ones. I am completely comfortable recommending her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Southern Pines, NC, area."
5 /5.0
by karenbotham
"It is with pleasure to recommend our real estate agent, Kathy George. Although Kathy was our buyers agent when she sold our home in Pinehurst, NC she was always courteous, warm, and confident in her conversations with us. So, when we were ready to sell a lot that we no longer needed, we contacted Kathy George to handle selling it for us. Even though, it was a small transaction compared to our home, she gave us the same undivided attention; always returning phone calls and following up on questions we might have. Our lot sold we feel because of Kathy’s ability and determination to sell. She is by far, one of the best real estate agents we have known over the years. So, if you have a property to sell or are looking to purchase a property please contact Kathy George you won’t be disappointed. Sincerely J and L Achuff"
5 /5.0
by lucymachuff
"Kathy was an absolute delight to work with. We spent almost a year house hunting, and she maintained the relationship in order to find our forever home. We just purchased and couldn't be happier! Compare to other realtors the George's provide white glove service and beyond. They truly made home buying a stress free experience."
5 /5.0
by laidlaw999
"Kathy George is a top notch real estate agent. She is attentive, detail oriented, compassionate and knows her stuff! We had trouble getting approved for our home loan (the first time) but Kathy would not let us give up. The process took much longer than expected yet Kathy hung in there making sure we would achieve our goal! She worked nonstop on our behalf regardless of the time of day (or night). She never made us feel that we were non deserving of owning a home again, all the while knowing we had had financial problems in the past. I HIGHLY recommend Kathy George for all of your real estate needs. You will not find a more reliable and caring champion in your corner. Her negotiation skills gave us $15k instant equity in our new home! #winning"
5 /5.0
by Suzette Schrump
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