“Work with me today…Own your tomorrow”
Isabelle was born in Paris, France and has lived in many cities around the world including New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milan (Italy), and Moscow (Russia). After many years of traveling and moving, Isabelle was ready to set down roots and find a place to call home. The unique combination of big city amenities and small town feel made the Triangle area the perfect choice. Isabelle lives in Chapel Hill with her 2 children, Emilie and Patrick. Isabelle is also a certified Pilates Instructor.
Before her real estate career, Isabelle spent a decade working for L’Oreal USA in sales management. She directed sales representatives throughout New England and taught them the art of sales and negotiation; this experience has proven invaluable in her real estate career.
Isabelle understands how the right house can instantly make a place feel like home. Whether you are moving from out of town or simply across town, Isabelle will work with you to find the right place to call home. Home buying has become a complicated process; let Isabelle simplify it for you.
Looking to move? Isabelle will work with you to get your house sold. She has a proven track record getting homes listed and SOLD. You can’t put your life on hold to sell your home; let Isabelle take care of the details so you can move on to the next chapter of your life.
Every client is unique and Isabelle’s needs based approach ensures great care and attention to you and every possible detail. Behind the scenes, Isabelle will advocate and negotiate on your behalf until you get the results you desire.
What do Isabelle’s clients have to say?
“Isabelle is an extraordinary realtor: she listens carefully & she responds with options based on that savvy listening. My wife and I have bought and sold a number over houses during our more than three decades of living on both coasts and in the Midwest. Isabelle helped us winnow through many houses to find our the house of our heart's desire. And in the process, she helped us negotiate unexpected difficulties that were resolved due to no small measure of her combination of patience and wisdom.” Berkley Hudson 9/18 Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC.
“There seems to be several aspects to being a successful realtor, and Isabelle Apel excels at both. First, she has a strong grasp of the central Carolina market and understands how to position her listing to maximize interest and exposure. She has a professional, subtle eye for staging and online promotion. Her approach is steady and informed, which inspires confidence on both sides of the negotiations. Secondly, she understands how to support the seller during the stressful time of selling a house. She is compassionate and thoughtful, and her calm approach helps address even the most unexpected last minute questions and details. I was very pleased with her work on our behalf and how quickly we closed on the house after listing. I would recommend Isabelle without hesitation.” Andrew Mink 9/18 Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Chapel Hill
“Whether you're looking to relocate, or just move around the corner, there's no one we would trust more with finding our family a home than Isabelle. Moving to NC from out of state, she took the pain out of the process. Her expertise in knowing every pocket of the Triangle helped narrow down our home search and identify the perfect place for our family to settle down. She took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about because of her proactive engagement with the seller. She brings with her the most professional team of home inspectors and contractors who can help with anything that needs to be corrected. We've been extremely impressed with her continuing to follow-up with us and help us get settled in, even weeks after closing. Needless to say, she's going to be our go-to from here on out.” Charles Dietzel 8/18 Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Apex
“Isabelle is excellent — simply the best of the best. As first time home-buyers who had just moved across the country, my husband and I were put entirely at ease by Isabelle’s mastery of the market and process.” Abby & Dave – First time home buyers in Durham
“She is organized, responsive, and dedicated. She advocated for us on countless occasions and helped us purchase our “forever home.” We are eternally grateful.” Scott & Monica – Relocated from Baltimore to Apex
“Our experience with Isabelle was great. She was very cool, calm and collected (which is a rarity in the real estate world), throughout the entire buying process. Her knowledge and expertise helped make the purchase of our new property very seamless.” Wes & Tania – Purchased an investment property in Durham