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Margaret Donovan Struble Compass

Margaret started her real estate career in 1994, in her hometown, Rockville Center, NY.  A small village on the south shore of Long Island, 20 miles from NYC and 20 minutes from the ocean.  At the time, real estate was a nice part time job, with flexible hours that worked well with raising a family. In 1996 when the family moved from Rockville Centre to Cary, NC, it was a major transition for everyone.

Faced with the daunting reality of real estate in the Triangle vs a small town, Margaret went to work for a builder to learn the ins and outs of new construction. While that was an invaluable learning experience, Margaret’s passion was working one on one, helping families with the uncertainties of relocating and all that goes with it.

Married to her HS sweetheart Glenn, and the mother of six children, Margaret is an expert on the public and private schools in the Triangle and the NC University System. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience to guide families, because it takes a lot more than just finding the right house, to make it a home.

With almost 25 years in the industry, Margaret has helped hundreds of families move into and around the Triangle. Working almost exclusively by referral she prefers to keep a relatively small team so she can maintain the one on one personal contact she feels is vital. While she loves utilizing all the latest technology to assist her clients, Margaret believes her experience, knowledge, integrity and superior personal service are the best tools she can provide.

Living in Preston has given Margaret a bird's eye view of the growth & development that has gone on in Cary and the Triangle, over the past 20 years and the insight to see where it is headed. When not working, Margaret loves taking advantage of the perfect Carolina climate, enjoying tennis, boating and keeping up with all things new and fun in the Triangle. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity, and in 2016 raised over $70,000 for the LLS Man/Woman of the Year Campaign.

Margaret’s work and reputation in the community have earned her a place among the premiere agents of the Triangle:

  • Consistently rated among Top Remax Agents in the Carolina Region
  • Number One Remax single agent in the Triangle for volume in 2015
  • Number 12 Remax single agent in the Carolina Region for commissions earned
  • Triangle Top 200 (single agent and teams)
  • Remax Platinum Club member
  • Remax Hall of Fame Member
  • Remax Lifetime Achievement Award
  • CLHMS: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Member of the Top Producers Council
  • Member of the Luxury Home Marketing Group
  • Member North Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Member Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors


We used Margaret Struble while looking for a home in Holly Springs/Cary NC. She spent hours with us since we were not familiar with the area at all. She asked tough questions of builders and agents from developers in the subdivisions we looked in. Questions we never knew to ask. She had sound advice and information to give us during the entire process. We found a wonderful home in a wonderful neighborhood. We ended up buying an existing home and the negotiations went very well. We valued our experience with her and I would highly recommend her if you are looking in the area. She knows her stuff!!!! 

Heidi & John

Margaret was absolutely brilliant. The deal was fraught with complications, but she handled them all well and spent an inordinate amount of time assisting us in the purchase.  She is a true professional and we highly recommend her.

Brian & Casey

What not to say about Margaret. You know when someone just "gets" you? And, not just "gets you", but genuinely & thoroughly goes out of their way to listen to everything you say -- everything -- so they can fully comprehend your utmost needs... down to the bare bones? Having someone like that on your side during a very uncertain time in your life is imperative. When working with someone to buy and sell your home, it becomes a very personal relationship -- you wind up spending a tremendous amount of time with them. It's immeasurably important that you trust the person you choose as your agent. And, as you know, there are thousands of agents from which to choose. From the minute I met Margaret, I absolutely, wholeheartedly KNEW I had made the right choice. So far, I've bought and sold 3 homes with Margaret over the course of 13 years. I have come to trust her with (what seems like!) my life. I have zero reservations ever recommending her as a trusted agent for you and your family.

Kat & Dave

I have known Margaret personally and professionally for over a decade. Margaret is client-centric and passionate about real estate. She is highly market knowledgeable and is an important asset to her clients, as many have not only use her repeatedly, but refer her to others that need her 20+ years of experience and expertise for the purchase or sale of real estate. If you are looking for someone to help you with the delicate process of transitioning to another home, give Margaret call; you'll be glad you did!

John & Gabrielle

Margaret helped us list and sell our house just last year and we received several offers within days when other homes around us weren’t even getting looked at. On top of that she helped us locate a townhome before it went on the market and we have now lived in it for the last year and consider it our new home! Margaret is professional, reliable and extremely knowledgeable of the market and I would have her sell/buy my next house in a minute!

Paul and Jill

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