Mark VanAlstyne | Durham NC Real Estate

Mark VanAlstyne

Cornerstone Realty Team

Mark VanAlstyne

After 22 years as a collegiate coach, I accepted a position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 and quickly fell in love with the area and it’s potential for an active, healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s the abundance of outdoor venues and activities or the great selection of local restaurants specializing in organic, locally sourced foods, the Triangle has it all.

After six years at UNC, when it became time to move on from coaching, Patty and I knew we wanted to stay in the area. We also knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I could continue helping people realize their dreams. Real Estate provided just the opportunity. And, just as in coaching, I understand preparation, realistic goal setting, and great communication are keys to success in real estate. Meticulous research and knowledge of the local market, combined with a determination to identify and consider every factor related to a transaction, help insure my clients will be well prepared for anything the market throws at them. Whether it’s buying your first home, selling and upgrading, or finding the perfect investment opportunity, I WILL take the extra steps to make sure you achieve all your goals.

When I’m not with clients, Patty and I are doing their absolute best to enjoy an active lifestyle, whether it’s hiking along the Eno, canoeing Jordan Lake, mountain biking at Umstead or just enjoying the back yard with our German Shorthaired Pointers, Scout and Razzle.


  • Selling Your Home - Through a comprehensive marketing and listing plan including print, internet, email and social media campaigns, I'll help you sell your home in the least amount of time for the best price.
  • Buying a New Home - I'll guide you through a systematic and thoughtful process, so you end up in the home you always dreamed of.
  • Selecting an Investment Property - I’ll walk you through picking the right property and determining its worth by analyzing its cash flow and capitalization rate to insure it’s a good long-term investment.
  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) – I’ll conduct a free CMA of your home's value in today's market

In providing all of the services above, I’ll do my best to educate and inform you at every stage. I’ll work hard to anticipate your needs and will respond promptly to you. I’ll always put your interest ahead of mine and tell you the truth—even if it’s tough to hear. I will fight for you but will always be professional and courteous. In short, I will be there for you every step of the way!