Chanel Hart D'Aprix

Broker and Principal Owner


She is literally the “hart” in Hart & Olive.

Chanel Hart D’Aprix is an award-winning real estate agent proudly guiding hundreds of home buyers and sellers in the Triangle to write the next chapters of their lives, mixing her mid-western work ethic and a bit of southern charm into every transaction. Since 2015 she's helped hundreds of people buy or sell a home around Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. In 2021 alone, Chanel was involved in over $40 million in sales.

Originally from Oklahoma, Chanel arrived in the Chapel Hill area for the same reason as countless others, to receive a world-class education. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she moved to Miami to begin an acting career but her heart remained in Chapel Hill.

Chanel returned to the Triangle and combined her love for meeting new people, studying architecture, and learning more about diverse communities to a successful career in real estate and wants to share that success with the community she’s loved for over 25 years.

When she isn’t trying to change the world one home at a time, Chanel can be found around Lake Jordan with her three boys and is an active board member of several non-profit organizations.



Volunteer Work

  •  Orange Chatham Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year, 2017

  • Chatham Magazine 
    Favorite Real Estate Agent, 2019, 2020, 2021


  • Chapel Hill Magazine 
    Favorite Real Estate Agent, 2020, 2021 

  •  TMLS Board of Directors

  • RPAC Trustee

  • NC Realtors State Legislative Committee

  • Chatham Education Foundation

  • Community Home Trust 

Don't just take it from us.

Chanel helped us sell our house. Her enthusiasm, commitment, and knowledge of the local neighborhood were astounding and led to a successful closing. She was thorough, professional, and great to work with. She kept us updated throughout the process and advised us about many things that helped us along the way! She was highly proactive and easily accessible from start to finish. Her negotiating skills are excellent and helped save us a lot of money. We can't speak highly enough of our experience working with her. Chanel is one of the best realtors we have worked with. She can sell houses!!

-Manish Lall-

We recently sold a house with Chanel and the experience was exceptional. She was our second realtor while listing the house. Our first realtor had not shown the house very much and we were feeling quite anxious. When Chanel was hired she immediately had some really clever and creative suggestions for marketing the house to garner more interest. And it worked. She continued to promote new ideas for the house as we progressed and we received a full offer. Throughout the back and forth of closing the deal, Chanel remained professional and demonstrated great care for us as sellers. Selling a house can at times feel like an ordeal, but we never had those moments, because Chanel was always on our side and always a vision of confidence and calm. Perfection in an agent!

-J Reddie-

Chanel is excellent. She is very attentive, listens and understands what you are looking and offers expert advice based on her wealth of knowledge of the local real estate market. Although we used her for selling our home, I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a home or property.

-Ward Peacock

Imagine a scenario where the WHO puts the world on notice of a pandemic the day your house premiers on MLS. It's a day I will never forget. All the uncertainty of our 'new normal' was never a challenge for Chanel Hart D'Aprix. Our house, plus a vacant lot parcel, was listed and under agreement in 8 days. Through pre-inspection, photography, survey, and appraisal each discipline took care to social distance, wash hands, wear masks and gloves. Not one curveball in NC's state shelter-in-place order rattled Chanel and her approach was always calm, analytical, and honest. Our best interest was the most important priority to Chanel through the entire due diligence process. I have sold properties both for sale by owner and through listing agents in the past and I am so happy we picked Chanel to provide an unparalleled level of care and professionalism when listing our home. If we ever take on another listing or purchase I would absolutely use Chanel again.

-A Bickford-