One rarely meets an individual like Mr. Duke in the world today. His template for success rests on a long-term strategy of cultivating trust, goodwill, and appreciation among his clients and colleagues. Beyond his manifest accomplishments as a realtor, it is clear to me that Mr. Duke personally enjoys the fruits of his method: he has created for himself a vast and mutually beneficial network of relationships throughout our region. He seems to genuinely enjoy drawing on and feeding into this web of relationships, nurturing an infectious positivity that reverberates among all connected to him. And yet his army of contacts is actually the least of what Mr. Duke provides: these relationships are founded on his own boundless capacity for investing time and energy in even the most mundane concerns of his clients. He has stood in the shower stall of our home before it was ours investigating the condition of a single light fixture. He has remained no less involved since the closing, returning again and again to help us organize various services (gardening, power-washing, painting...) and even to advise us on switch plates, hinges, and doorknobs. But do not be fooled: Mr. Duke is no softy. With a deep background representing both buyers and sellers, he knows precisely when, how, and where to strike in the interest of his clients. I could further enumerate instances in which Mr. Duke performed services far above and beyond reasonable expectations for a real estate agent, but hopefully it will suffice to say that Mr. Duke lives and breathes his work. You will feel it when you meet him.