Testimonials

Transaction Date: August 21, 2011

Hire Again: Yes

Description of Work

After working our way through 3 different realtors over 4 months and being extremely disappointed, we were ready to throw in the towel and look into renting when we came across Cindy and Gale. From the moment we spoke with Cindy on the phone, we knew we had made the right decision in continuing to look for another realtor. Our experience dealing with both Cindy and Gale as opposed to the other realtors we had previously worked with was like comparing night to day. At our first meeting, Cindy sat us down and explained all the steps of the home buying process as we were first time home buyers. We looked at several properties with both Cindy and Gale - they both took their time to answer all of our questions and make sure that we were both comfortable with how things were going. When we found the property that we wanted to make an offer on, they were both there for us every step of the way. From putting in our offer, to dealing with the mortgage broker and underwriter we were always supported. After settlement, they made sure that everything went smoothly with our move and that we were truly comfortable and happy in our new home.

Comments

From start to finish Cindy and Gale went above and beyond their duties as realtors. They worked night and day to resolve any issues that arose and were available for us whenever we had questions or concerns. Cindy and Gale were more than professional throughout our entire house hunting and purchasing process. It is obvious that they both love their job and will do anything to make sure that their clients are happy and comfortable. In addition to being professional, Cindy and Gale are extremely warm and caring - they were easy to talk to and never made us feel like we were an imposition - we were always a priority. We are so happy that we found them because they truly were the sun in our day! We will happily refer anyone that is looking for a realtor to Cindy and Gale, and they will be our only choice in the future.

Transaction Date: October 01, 2009

Hire Again: Yes

Description of Work

Cindy was my realtor when I decided to purchase a home. I was a first time buyer and a foreigner so she had to explain everything from a to z to me. I found out she spoke French and that made it a lot easier on me as well. She made herself available anytime for me when I had a question... and boy did I have many!!! I commend her for her patience, professionalism and terrific personnality. We closed in a record time and I felt I could not have done it without her support and guidance. Un realtor parfait pour des français comme moi ne maitrisant pas les ficelles de l'immobilier aux Etats-Unis. Très disponible, elle répond à toutes les questions avec précision et connaissance. Une perle!

Comments

It was a perfect experience for a first time buyer and foreigner like me. I would chose her again and angain.

Additional Questions Answered When Completing This Report

How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? n/a

How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth

Did you find the company through Angie's List? no

If no, what was the other source? friend

Why did you choose this contractor? reputation

Have you used this company before? I've used this company before

What did you like most about this contractor? knowledge, availability, friendly

What surprises came up during the course of the work? none

What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? do not hesitate to ask question : there are no stupid question for Cindy and Gale

What words of advice would you give this contractor? keep up the good work :)

Transaction Date: November 10, 2010

Hire Again: Yes

Description of Work

Cindy and Gale showed us properties, helped us decide on an offer on the property we selected, negotiated the contract, recommended a settlement firm, and took us through all the steps of buying a property in Virginia. (They are also licensed in Maryland and DC.)

Comments

We were interested in buying a condo for our daughter and asked friends if they could recommend a realtor with whom they had had a good experience. A friend who recently sold her house recommended Cindy and Gale. We got their phone number in the evening and called and left a message, expecting to hear back from them the next day or so. They called as soon as they got our message that very evening and immediately began arranging for us to see properties. We saw a number of properties but then had to put our hunt on hold for a variety of reasons. We came back to it a few months later, and they picked right up where they left off. To say they are responsive is an understatement. They will go anywhere, do anything that's needed to help you buy or sell a property. Once we found a condo we wanted to buy, they really jumped into action. Cindy sent our offer to the seller's agent as soon as she possibly could, which turned out to be around midnight of the day we decided to buy. After our offer was accepted, they helped us obtain a home inspection and go through all the hoops you need to go through to buy a property.

We give Cindy and Gale our highest recommendation (wish you had an A+ on your scale). They are knowledgeable, responsive, detail oriented, and enthusiastic. Plus they're fun to work with.

Transaction Date: July 28, 2010

Hire Again: Yes

Description of Work

We used Cindy to help us buy a house. She was wonderful, responsive, great sense of the area and what we wanted. We looked at over 40 houses. Cindy learned all about short sales (or I should say reaquainted herself with the disadvantages) and put an offer in. Our offer was accepted, but we kept on looking because with short sales you never know. Then we found the one and we all knew it was the one. She got us out of the other contract, advised us what to offer on our current house and appraisal came in $20k more than our offer. I couldn't be happier with the Service Cindy provided.

Comments

Overall was a great experience. I would use Cindy for any real estate transaction.

Additional Questions Answered When Completing This Report

How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? n/a

How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth

Did you find the company through Angie's List? no

If no, what was the other source? website

Why did you choose this contractor? other

Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company

What did you like most about this contractor? How hard she worked

What surprises came up during the course of the work? Lots of surprises and she negotiated us through them with ease

What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? She's great, you want her working for you

What words of advice would you give this contractor? Stay hungry.

Transaction Date: October 28, 2010

Hire Again: Yes

Description of Work

My husband and I have been working with Cindy for over a year on and off when we've wanted to check out properties, she's available no matter when or where. In July, we found our house in Old Town Alexandria, which turned out to be a short sale property. It has not been easy, but Cindy is always hard at work for us, making it happen. It looks like we should close next week, with all repairs we asked for taken care of, even though it was "as is." We would not have this house without Cindy!

Comments

Cindy is the most amazing, detail oriented go getter of a realtor I've ever heard of. We have been working with her to close a really difficult short sale, and could not have done it without her. I would recommend her to ANYONE!!! If you are looking to buy in Northern VA or D.C. call Cindy and Gale!!!

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Hire Again: Yes

Comments

Hi Cindy, You are such a bright ray of sunshine!!!!! You definitely spread happiness wherever you go, and I know everyone feels it, which is the best boost in the world! Do you ever get out of sorts like the rest of the world???? In the whole time we were trying to get our Falls Church house sold, you were ALWAYS upbeat, fun, keeping our spirits up, etc. I know it`s "your job", but you are unbelievable! Thank you for helping us find a piece of land. You sound so happy with yours in Woodstock, and hopefully when the market improves, whenever in the world that might be, you can sell it for a pretty penny. That`s what we are wishing for one day! I really do miss you, Rick too. One of my mom`s friends is going to put her house on the market the end of this month, and I did my best to steer her to you, but apparently, this agent has been with her before. She knows about you and how much faith we have in you, so I just told her I`d be waiting for her to call if this route doesn`t pan out! I will follow up, not to worry! Have a HAPPY DAY, and know you`re loved. Hi to Gale! Diann

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Hire Again: Yes

Comments

To Whom It May Concern, I am the Director of Operations for EstatePro Home Inspection Services; a Northern VA based Inspection Company. We have completed thousands of inspections, and have received the 2009 and 2010 Chamber of Commerce award for Best in Fairfax for our inspections. I interact with clients and realtors on every inspection, creating the appointment and answering questions both before and after the inspection. Therefore, I speak to hundreds of different realtors annually and Cindy is at the top of my list of those I admire and value. Cindy is a highly respected professional who I have had the pleasure of working with for many years. I have witnessed Cindy's thoroughness, extended real estate knowledge, and care for her clients place her at the top of the real estate game. From your first introduction to Cindy, throughout the sale, and to her personal follow ups, you feel her energy, enthusiasm, and recognize her client's happiness is her top priority. She is detailed oriented, never missing an opportunity to do what is best for her client, and at the same time building relationships with all parties on each side of the transaction to ensure a smooth and success experience. She has time for everyone, she is tireless, always available to communicate and work to get the job done. And through it all Cindy somehow makes it look easy! She is truly an awesome person making each buyer of a home feel comfortable and excited through the process and shows the patience and maturity for mutual support and respect. If you want to buy or sell a home, look to Cindy, at Weichert. You will be not only be extremely satisfied, you will have worked with the best in the business! Sincerely, Bonnie Wheet EstatePro home Inspection Services 703-378-5944 www.estatepro-inspections.com

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To Whom It May Concern, As first time home buyers and new Northern Virginia residents, my husband and I were not quite sure what we were looking for or where. Thankfully, Cindy was always there for us, upbeat, patient and supportive whenever we were ready to go house hunting. When we finally found the perfect house in the perfect area, Cindy was on it. There were multiple offers in before ours but somehow Cindy made it happen. She was there for us every step of the way, answering our questions, supplying information, and helping us whenever or with whatever was necessary. Cindy always gave us choices for how to proceed, instead of deciding for us. She works very hard for her clients, and my husband and I never felt that we were a bother, or that she was too busy for us, even when we would call multiple times a day. Most importantly, we always felt that our best interests was her top priority. I know that we would not be in our home today if it weren't for her! Thanks to Cindy, we not only have a new home, but a good friend. Thank you Cindy and Gale for everything! We couldn't thank you enough for all of your help, before during and after our purchase. Chris and I probably wouldn't have made it through this process without your humor, knowledge, positivity, and persistence. You are THE BEST and we will continue to recommend you to everyone we know!!!

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Hire Again: Yes

Comments

Hi Katie, Just wanted to mention that if you're still looking for agents to give presentations to the community on options in the area, I know a really hardworking, honest, and talented agent with Weichert. She was seller's agent on our place, and has other prior sales in Hillwood. A good professional -- and person. Best, Aaron

Transaction Date: December 10, 2011

Hire Again: Yes

Comments

Thank you Cindy. You have been wonderful. Thank you for all your support. I will certainly miss my wonderful home in DC we found together. I will be in touch. Sincerely, Ken.