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Pinehurst NC Realtor

Lin knows the area well, and helped us with selling and buying a home. She has always been very responsive to requests. We appreciate the job done by Lin and her team did in helping us buy and sell a home. We’d use Lin again if we are looking for other properties in the Pinehurst area.


We have sold 7 properties in the Pinehurst area in the past several years and this sale was by far the easiest because of Lin’s knowledge and professional expertise! She worked quickly and tirelessly, we never had any concerns. It was a seamless process because she was personally involved in every aspect of the selling procedure. She is a true PROFESSIONAL. Our only regret is that we did not have her act as our agent in our previous sales.

A Zillow User

When we interviewed Lin, her knowledge of the market, experience, & professionalism were very apparent. But you get so much more when you list with her! She understood what we wanted & needed, & our final contract was exactly what we had envisioned. She is very detail oriented, conscientious, thorough, & ethical (very important to us). Always responded quickly to phone calls and texts. And she is just the nicest person! Best decision we made was going with Lin!

A Zillow User

This is the second time we have called upon Lin and her staff.  The first experience was with Mike who made buying our condo an easy process.  Given this, when we decided to sell the condo we immediately contacted Mike.  

We were absolutely thrilled when Lin took on the listing.  She is very kind, extremely knowledgeable and truly had our best interests at heart.  I will definitely use Lin and her team again in the future and highly recommend them to anyone interested in purchasing or selling property in Pinehurst, So. Pines, and the Moore County area as a whole. 

Thank you, Lin!

A Zillow User

Lin is 5 stars all the way! -very impressive, masterful, responds immediately, and a fantastic negotiator! I am from out of state and we were selling my father’s home who had recently died. I interviewed 2 other realtors before Lin. Lin was recommended to me by someone who was previously in real estate in the area. Lin came to my father’s house, where I was staying, the next day with all the comps, a different kind of analysis that was missing with other realtors and lots of information. She made me feel like I was her most important client all the time and that we were selling a million dollar home. That was the kind of attention I received from her. She is first class as a realtor and her staff is as well.

Whispering Pines Home Owner

Our experience with Lin was excellent. She was very helpful and responsive throughout the buying process. Lin is the most knowledgeable agent in Pinehurst and we highly recommend her if you are considering a home purchase in Pinehurst!

Pinehurst Home Owner

Lin is an outstanding realtor! She sold more than one property for us in Pinehurst always quickly, efficiently and at a good price. We couldn’t be more pleased.

Pinehurst Home Owner

Lin is a true top notch real estate professional. From the moment I met and interviewed Lin Hutaff, I knew she would meet my expectations with selling my home. She is very knowledgeable with all the NC real estate laws and practices. I definitely would recommend Lin to sell your home.

Elizabeth Kapp


My husband and I were looking for our future retirement home in the historic village of Pinehurst. We had a two-year timeline. Lin’s team found exactly what we were looking for. A 100-year-old cottage completely renovated with a charter membership to Pinehurst Country Club with VRBO rental income to give us time to make our move. Lin’s team is still working on our behalf post-sale with vendors, making sure our needs are still being met. We have worked with many real estate agents throughout our years but feel this experience has far outperformed any! Their goal is to “delight” we were awed and amazed!

Lorelei Milan

“If you are looking for an agent to sell your home in Pinehurst, look no further. Lin has extensive knowledge of the area and a great marketing strategy. She is always available to answer any questions, and is a pleasure to do business with. After a failed first attempt with a different agent, Lin took on our listing just after Thanksgiving and sold the house by mid-January. Apart from her expertise, she is a hard worker who brings an abundance of positive energy. Look no further.
Pinehurst Home Owner

This is Steve Kastner,

My wife and I recently purchased a home in the Pinehurst area. We couldn’t have made a better decision than working with Lin Hutaff. Lin is an easy-going, fun person. Her knowledge of the Pinehurst area and genuine interest in our needs and desires made buying our home a great experience. Lin was patient, extremely attentive, and offered us sound advice during the entire process. We couldn’t be happier with our investment and the services we received from Lin.  We are forever grateful for everything that Lin did for us and are happy to now call Lin one of our best friends. Thanks Lin for making our dream come true.

Steve Kastner

I need more stars for rating Lin Hutaff’s work and all she has done for us! Lin has the gift for anticipating the needs of her buyers. She listens and delivers. She is experienced, professional, well organized and makes fun the adventurous process of finding and settling into the right house. As we visited Pinehurst last summer, and with only 3 days to look before flying back home, we had no plan for buying a house.
Lin is an exceptional real estate adviser because she knows:
1. Current and past real estate markets and the evolution of Pinehurst and Southern Pines communities. Lin is involved in her community.
2. People, lots of people – and she makes great connections for all things we need when we’re new to the Sandhill’s region.
3. If she doesn’t know it, she gets information from the expert. Lin backs up her advice with information.

We closed on our home 5 months ago, and Lin continues providing us direct support. As we gradually make our move from the Northeast to our beautiful Pinehurst home, Lin is the glue for keeping us connected to our home and community.

Simply said, there is no better real estate professional than Lin Hutaff.

Penny Mjolsness

It is my pleasure to recommend Lin Hutaff to anyone seeking to purchase a home in the Pinehurst and surrounding areas.
I recently relocated to North Carolina from Washington, DC. I was completely unfamiliar with the area and at a loss as to where to live. It was my good fortune to come across an advertisement for a property that Lin had listed. As it turned out this property was no longer available, but it had afforded me the opportunity to meet Lin. She worked tirelessly to help me find and eventually purchase the house that I presently own.
Lin’s professionalism and knowledge of the Pinehurst and surrounding areas is matched only by her friendly demeanor. I truly appreciated her candid advice. It was clear to me that Lin was interested in finding me the house that matched my needs. It was also extremely helpful and comforting to have Lin recommend to me services related to purchasing a home. She was able to introduce me to a loan officer who provided me with an outstanding rate. Additionally, she was able to provide reasonably priced and very competent professionals to assist me with home inspections, termite inspections, and even a person that could repair flooring.
Lin truly is an invaluable resource to have when seeking to purchase a home in the Pinehurst area.
I had an outstanding experience with Lin and I highly recommend her.

We made contact with Lin through a friend here in the Sandhill’s who had just purchase a home using Lin’s services. We were living in Ashburn, VA at the time and wanted to move back to Pinehurst.
Problem 1 was awaiting a large refund that would provide the cash to buy a house.
Problem 2 we had visited Pinehurst several times looking for a house we could buy and qualify for an interim loan awaiting our refund.
Problem 3 we were forced to move out of our residence in Ashburn on 29 Nov at the end of our lease and had no place to move to in the Pinehurst area. Arriving her on 29 Nov, Linn immediately made arrangement with an owner of a golf front villa that had been on the market for some time to rent the villa to us for a 30 days. We moved into the villa and continued to look for the house we wanted to buy. Linn would search the market for houses fitting our criteria for purchase and then arrange showing them to us. At the same time, she recommended local bank that had a reputation for short term loans here in Pinehurst. We got a short term loan at a very good rate and after negotiating with the owner of the house we wanted, Lin processed the offer, coordinated the inspection and we went to closing on 22 Dec. and moved in on the 29th. This was a purchase of a home in an unbelievable short time.

Over the past 40 years, we have bought and sold 10 homes and 1 farm, dealing with realtors from California to Virginia; Montana to Arizona.
Lin Hutaff is by far the best prepared, most professional realtor we have experienced. She negotiated a lower price on our home in Pinehurst than we were prepared to pay. She is quite simply the best in her business.

From start to finish, a wonderful experience with Lin Hutaff. She was patient, resourceful, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.  We found just the house we were looking for and she negotiated a fair price.
Highly recommended!!

Lin treats every buyer and seller equally, whether their home is worth $100,000 or $1,000,000. She gives everyone her full attention and always gives feedback on showings. I have bought, then sold, then bought again with Lin. She is my go-to realtor. She is knowledgeable and as honest as the day is long!

A Zillow User

Lin was outstanding in the entire process of preparing, scheduling, showing, negotiating, closing, and handling all the details and paperwork that goes with selling a house. Lin really does know Pinehurst and the realty marketplace and would be our only choice if we had another Pinehurst property to sell or were to buy again.


Lin and her wonderful staff (topped by Phil), was an outstanding Realtor to work with. She never cuts cost or corners in advertising, suggestions, organizing showings with us, etc. She sold our home FAST and with tons of CLASS. We also loved our Celebration with her with Lin and Phil. They are THE BEST.


We chose Lin to represent our property and we were extremely satisfied with the outcome. Her knowledge of the local market, state regulations, and Pinehurst Country Club were invaluable. Every detail was anticipated and handled. Her advise and council during negotiations lowered the stress level and optimized the result. All in all, she and her team did a great job!

A Zillow User

I am a trustee for my parent’s estate and needed to sell their home. After they passed away, I was told by one agent I would be lucky to get $262,000 for their home. Luckily, I hadn’t signed any contract and a friend recommended Lin. After our initial meeting, I was blown away. She was so prepared and thorough in her preparation for us that I signed up with her and the house sold in less than two weeks for $285,000.

She and her company did a great job staging the house and she was able to have her contacts and people do the necessary repairs and cleanup for selling the home.

The house was sold in November of last year and I had wanted to do this review for Lin much earlier but hadn’t gotten around to it. 

The situation with my folks passing away and having to get their house ready for sale is a stressful situation and Lin and her team made it much easier for me and my family. I have recommended her to a number of people and hopefully my review with you will help her further, as I believe she does a wonderful job.

A Zillow User

My wife and I have moved approximately ten times around the country, each time dealing with a realtor and purchasing a home. Some were just okay and some were good. However, we never experienced a great realtor until we dealt with Lin and her husband, Phil. We found them both to be extremely professional, quick to respond to our inquiries and they put together a selling brochure of our house, to include professional photos, the likes of which we have never seen before. Very impressive and we knew right from the start that we were in the best real estate hands we had ever experienced. Our house sold within three weeks for a sum very close to our asking price. Not only would we highly recommend them to anyone, but we feel like we have become personal friends, something that never happened before. Should you decide to hire Lin’s team, we can guarantee that you will be very impressed and happy that you made that decision.

Ray and Sue Elliott


Lin recently acted for us on the sale of our home in Pinehurst. I can attest not only to her competence but also to her calm and cool demeanour, her “can do” attitude and very pleasing disposition. She went above and beyond to make our sale as smooth and stress-free as possible. In short she was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

A Zillow User

Lin and her team were first class all the way through the process. She has a strong presence in the community and actively markets her listings more than any other local firm. She and her team coordinated the contract and closing process seamlessly. She certainly has the respect of the brokerage community. Truly, she and her team are experts and great people. We are so fortunate to have worked with her.

Pinehurst Home Owner

Lin was recommended by a close friend as “the best” real estate agent in Pinehurst. We found that to be an understatement – “the best of the best” is more definitive of her efforts throughout the process. First, she was well prepared for our initial interview, presenting her current and prior  listings clearly with several different displays that explained her strategy (using both comparable homes on the market and those recently sold) for selling in a buyer’s market. She then walked through our home, looking at pluses and minuses and gave us her opinion on selling price and approach. (Lin was one of three top real estate agents we interviewed). She won our business with her soft matter of fact presentation – no bragging just facts. But the proof is not in listing but in selling. Our home was on the market for only 23 days against at least ten comparable homes in price, location and amenities. She was present for each showing, explaining the layout (she hired a company to complete a detailed floorpan – and we found our home was almost 150 square feet larger than the original house plans) and showing each of our homes many details. Her knowledge of Pinehurst was an invaluable selling point as Pinehurst is not a place to live but a lifestyle – small town feel, great amenities and wonderful, engaging residents from all walks of life. The negotiations were open and direct, with Lin presenting the first offer clearly. She took our counter back and we quickly agreed on a price and a closing date, attributable to her ability to understand each party’s position, objectively discuss the basis for each and help both sides agree. Things took a turn when our house inspection found several rather major issues. She and her team provided assistance – technical and moral support – during a rather difficult period. They were there as the work was completed, insuring that the seller understood what was happening but that we were committed to see the work done promptly without compromising quality. As in any seller/buyer relationship, communications is critical and Lin provided a solid link between both parties. And then there was Hurricane Florence’s visit, just two weeks before closing! We had a small leak into our crawl space that required a quick fix after notifying the buyer. She was there, taking photos, discussing the issue and solution with our contractor before calling the buyer with updates, especially important as our buyer were somewhat gun-shy as they had a prior house purchase incur significant repairs. And then we closed! We could not be happier with Lin and her top-notch staff’s assistance during one of life’s most stressful events. They were simply the best!
Pinehurst Home Owner

Lin did a great job in marketing our home and selling it. She spared no expense to advertise including the making of a video. We had many visits and got useful feedback on all. I recommend Lin highly.
Pinehurst Home Owner

Lin was always available when needed for answering questions and a follow up on showings. Extremely knowledgeable about the business and current markets.

Pinehurst Home Owner


Lin is a remarkable person and an amazing real estate professional! She bears all the qualities you want when you are selling or buying a home: trustworthy, honest, fair, experienced, and well-respected. Lin listened carefully and compassionately as we prepared to put our house on the market; guided us wisely through the process and regularly communicated with us about each showing; and she was a savvy negotiator when that time came. I heartily recommend Lin.
Laura Willis


My name is Pat Owen,

We moved to Lake Pinehurst. When we were looking for a house we ran across Lin Hutaff who in all our years of looking for houses and buying and selling homes, which were about nine in a 40 year period, we never found a Realtor better prepared, does her homework better, more patient and has better follow-through then Lin Hutaff.

Pat Owen

She is the best. I was new to Pinehurst and I was blessed to meet her. She took great care of me and I bought a wonderful house at a great price. Lin is also a wonderful person to know in Pinehurst. She knows everyone and can steer you to the right person when you need assistance with things or to find a dentist etc.

Rich Cosentino

Lin was very focused on finding the right place for us for the right price.  She cheerfully took us to many homes and followed up with suggestions and ideas on what best we could do financially with our investment.
Lin is sharp and knows real estate.  She is very knowledgeable about Pinehurst, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Lin, and highly recommend her to others.

Shirley Aquino

Lin made our transition to the area smooth. Since we were new to the Sandhill’s we decided to rent a home so we could take our time choosing where we wanted to purchase a home. Lin was key in this whole process and we depended on her and her knowledge of the area to steer us in the right direction.
She provided us with priceless information and guidance. Lin not only helped us find our forever home, she found us the temporary rental home as well, but most importantly she also found a beautiful stable for our horse to be boarded. Lin worked hard and listened closely to what was important to us. The purchase of the home went smoothly thanks to Lin and we couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

Michele Kastner

This is Dan Bennett of Pinehurst,

Lin Hutaff is a great agent. She helped us find the perfect house and negotiate the right price. Lin handled all of the details and settlement was a breeze. She even located companies to refinish our floors, paint the house, and landscape.

Dan Bennett

This is Laura Kaump,

and my husband Paul and I want to recommend Lin Hutaff to sell your home. As the second Realtor for the sale of our house, Lin initiated a focused marketing plan to reintroduce our home to area Realtors. Her intense advertising created interest with buyers which led to a sale very close to our 450,000 dollar asking price. And in just three months.

Laura Kamp

After having my house with another realtor for six months and only 3 showings a friend of mine recommended Lin. She showed my house weekly and sold my house in half the time. She handled all the process since I was out of town. Wonderful realtor.

Lin is not only very knowledgeable about her housing market, but she pays particular attention to her client needs. She welcomes input and her attention to detail and client collaboration is her number one concern. We live in Boulder, CO and Lin was very communicative throughout the process…online, phone, fax and smoke signals!
She got us top dollar for our home (in a down market) and really stuck to her mission, on our behalf. I would give Lin a thumbs up and recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Sandhill’s area.

We had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Hutaff and she sold us our new home.
During the look for a new home, she displayed excellent knowledge of the local area and always had current data available for us to view. She is quick to provide you the latest information on issues whether it be a house or land. She is an excellent listener to what our needs are and suggesting areas and facilities that would accommodate our desires.
Mrs. Hutaff is very responsive to all ones inquires and makes it a personal goal to insure that your personal desires are met.  She is a total professional and one that you would want on your team when you are making real estate inquires.