Ivan Hovis Gobern is one of the Triangle’s most trusted real estate partners. Hovis Gobern's family moved to Wake County from rural North Carolina in the 1950s. Ivan is proud of both his Triangle roots and national experience. He has lived and worked in Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago and San Francisco with most of the last decade back home in Raleigh.
Ivan earned his state broker’s license, national REALTOR ® designation, is a Strategic Pricing Specialist®, a USAA Preferred Agent , Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and gives back through Co-Chairing the Wake Realtor Foundation's Community Service Committee and a host of other local non-profit organizations. He has degrees in gerontology and public administration and enjoyed accomplished careers in aging, health and fitness, human resources and project management.
Honesty, Integrity, and Service have helped Hovis Gobern become widely respected in the market for building strong relationships and producing superior results. Ivan shares a contagious level of energy and optimism, loves the outdoors and can be found cycling our greenways, dining out with his family and kayaking the beautiful Neuse River.
I would highly recommend Ivan!!! Recently I obtained a new job that required relocation to the Raleigh/Durham area. I located another realtor who agreed to establish several appointments while I was in the area over a two day period. The realtor did not follow through and I was left to figure out my options in my own. While visiting a development I was given Ivan’s information. Needless to say, an interstate move is stressful. Ivan met with me and discussed my options. He was responsive and professional. Within a few hours we had narrowed my search and I was able to find the perfect location during my two day visit. Ivan is amazing!!!
Ivan's support and guidance was greatly appreciated while I was buying my first home!
Ivan, I wanted to send this note to you as a big THANK YOU!
I recently had the opportunity to team-up with Ivan. I came to him with a clear vision and a defined goals. Today I can say, hands down, that Ivan is a first class advocate for my interests; he has sharp insight below what's on the surface, and his base of knowledge with a keen attention to detail helped me SUCCEED!
Thank you again for all of your help, expertise, and support through the process!
Ivan is great. He caters to all your needs and is a smart guy who will find you your dream home.
As a former property manager with Real Estate Agency's I've experienced & worked with many, however Ivan is a Sterling and Diamond Example of a Broker that goes beyond the call for a client. If you want to get results put your trust in him....Read Full Review
A gracious agent that puts others first! Grateful to know such a professional is working on the triangle market!
Ivan is an amazing person to work alongside. He's constantly putting his best foot forward, full of energy and thoughtfulness. I couldn't recommend him more.
Ivan is a true professional and an expert at selling real estate. So if you are buying or selling, make the smart choice and call Ivan. Not only is he an outstanding real estate broker, he is the one of the finest human beings I ever met.
Ivan is great to work with-supportive and allows us to go at our own pace to find exactly what we need.
I want to make it a point to get the word out about this amazing relator, Ivan. We were first time home buyers and had zero clue. Ivan made a normally stressful situation, into a smooth, easy and fun process. Ivan was able to help us navigate through this new real-estate world. He stayed on top of everything even when he was out of town. We started our process a little less than two weeks ago and now we are about to be new home owners. That’s a true testament to how diligent and how hard working he is. Whatever your needs are (and we had some interesting ones), he will make it happen and find your dream home. Ivan GETS THE JOB DONE!
We are so beyond excited and lucky to have Ivan along with us on this new house journey. We highly recommend him to any buyer or seller. You won’t regret it!
First Time Home Buyers,
Monique and Alicia
So grateful Ivan took the time, did the market research, presented me options and connected me to a lender and other resources last year when I wanted to learn about first time home ownership in Orange County...he was happy to spend time and set me on the right track to buy my 1st house this year and I CANT WAIT to buy with Ivan this year!
The best was Mr Gobern's honest assessments and attention to detail in real estate, but also in the undefined area of my emotional responses to houses, which is a key to really finding a HOME! He is professional, friendly, and loves getting the right place for a client--and it shows in daily work, communication and the effort he puts forth! While relatively new to real estate in Raleigh, he never hesitated to say "I'll find out" if he was not sure of an answer to any question. I wish I could buy a hundred homes, as it was that inspiring to work with him!
Ivan helped us purchase a home from start to finish. He took the time to understand exactly what my family was looking for, targeted a search, and took the time to show us as many houses as was necessary. Once we settled on a home, , Ivan helped us through the negotiation process, made sure we got everything that was agreed upon, and ensured a smooth closing process. Ivan was always quick to answer our questions, and is a pleasure to deal with. You won't find anyone else that is as passionate about their work and eager to help you find your next home. Ivan was invaluable in our house purchase, and he's just a really really nice guy.
Ivan set out to accomplish an impossible task on behalf of my family: help my mother purchase a home in the up-and-coming, limited listings neighborhood outside of downtown Raleigh. He found her a beautiful home, and negotiated for her purchase despite a seller's market. Ivan has directly improved the quality of life we enjoy as Raleigh residents, as well as our social, familial, and community health as mother/daughter become neighbors. Thank you Ivan!
I was one of Ivan's first listings. My home sold within 3 days of going on the market. We worked together to ensure that there were minimal issues - multiple walk-throughs and punch lists of potential inspection "gotchas", landscaping and curbappeal fixes. Ivan was great in marketing my home.
Ivan is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. When I gave him a call and told him I was interested in buying a house he immediately asked me what I was looking for and the location and presented options to me later that day. I felt like he was focused on me and what I was looking for. Ivan's extensive knowledge of the house buying process and good understanding of Raleigh and the surrounding area made me feel safe and at ease. most importantly he made me feel like family and that is why I would recommend Ivan.
Ivan helped us find and purchase the home we will retire in. Every step of the way, he went above and beyond to learn the fine details about the homes in which we were interested, until we decided on the house we purchased. I have already referred friends to Ivan, who has has subsequently helped to buy their homes. Ivan Is like family and we're grateful to him for all the work he did to get us where we live today.
Ivan went above and beyond as our buyers agent. Ivan was always there for all of our questions and needs during the home buying process! He showed us as many houses as we needed to make our decision. I would definitely recommend Ivan!
Ivan gave us an amazing home buying experience. You would be hard pressed to find another so dedicated to his clients. Ivan listened to our wish list and produced! He was flexible with our busy schedules. Additionally, Ivan provided fantastic guidance during negotiation and logged and followed up on repairs, some even we forgot, ahead of close. You will be blown away with his level of service and professionalism.
Ivan exceeded all of our expectations.
He is kind, he is prompt and he is so funny!
He made us feel like family from the very beginning!
We feel lucky to have had Ivan as our realtor and cant wait to recommend him to our friends!
We couldn't have had a better experience than we did with Ivan.