“Rachel Toda was amazing from start to finish. Being first time home buyers, she made the process extremely understandable and easy. In a sellers market like this, the process is a whirlwind, but Rachel navigated the waters like a true professional and got us our dream home! Thanks Rachel!”
“Libby and Rafael aka @DMVHouseHunt were an incredible team to work with. They were super diligent and had great communication with us. After seeing many properties and still coming up empty handed, Libby and Rafael were able to find us the cutest off-market property!! They were able to get us in to see condo before anyone else. As soon as…I stepped foot in it, I knew that was the place we wanted to call home. The process then began! Libby and Rafael guided us through everything. We were able to secure the deal and our appraisal came back over sales price! Contract signed, EMD sent, BOOM - COVID hit. My fiancé and I work in the hospitality industry and while we were grateful to still have jobs during the pandemic, our salaries got sliced more than 50% after we had locked in to purchase this home... what. do. we. now? As soon as we shared these news with Libby and Rafael, they simply asked "What can we do to help?" All we mentioned was that the restaurants needed sales to maintain our minimal salaries. Libby and Rafael continued to immediately place a lunch order from our restaurant to be delivered to a local hospital... and that's when "Frontline Fuel" was born! Libby and Rafael continued to help DMV area restaurants by ordering their food and having it delivered to local hospitals and fire departments. Their generosity was even acknowledged at The White House. They gave us peace of mind during this entire process. I can't imagine going through this process IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC with the support of anyone else for the exception of Libby and Rafael. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Not only are they incredible real estate professionals, they are truly amazing people. So grateful to call you guys our friends! -Amy and Mario”Read More ▾
Amy M - Yelp
“Libby Bish and Rafael Melo were exceptional and I couldn't offer a stronger recommendation for any realtor I've ever worked with (and this is the 6th home I've purchased).
We began our home search 6 months prior to needing a home and Libby coached us through the entire process. It is clear she understands the market and has a good sense…for when the right home will become available. She did a superb job of listening to our needs and understanding exactly what we were looking for.
She is unbelievably responsive. Often responding to our texts/emails after midnight, late on Fridays, or early on Sundays. She even picked my wife up from the airport when we flew in to see the house we were interested in. Libby drew up a brilliant contract and was able to make the sellers comfortable with our VA loan offer which is unheard of in a market this competitive. Once we got to the negotiating table, Libby deftly maneuvered to both make the seller’s agent comfortable while adjusting our offer in real time to outbid other offers. Libby has the personal and professional connections to make an ultra-competitive offer, to get the sellers to accept your offer, and to quickly and efficiently close on the home.
Once the offer was accepted, she used her connections in the local area to help us make some minor improvements to the home as soon as we moved in. I sincerely doubt anyone could provide better service from start to finish in the home buying process than Libby Bish. She will absolutely be our agent the next time we look to move. 100% recommend!”Read More ▾
Brad Erickson - Google
“Been working with Calvin Dretske for past couple months and he’s been amazing! Very honest and upfront, willing to educate me as a first time home buyer. Specifically, he was able to find a qualified lender, home inspector, and work through hiccups (like switching lenders last minute) that happened along the way so that I didn’t have to. Great experience.”
“We were extremely blessed to have found Jeanne Scott as our purchasing agent. She masterfully helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. Despite our complex situation, (moving from the West Coast to the East Coast), Jeanne was abundantly responsive and patient, and she made us feel like VIP clients, every step of the…way.
In short, she was always on our side working to make our home purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Jeanne was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding the best home rather than focusing on the transaction. I will be actively referring Jeanne to anyone that is needing assistance with their real estate needs.”Read More ▾
“I had the distinct pleasure of having Rachel Toda with the Keri Shull Team as my agent. Rachel is absolutely the best! With Rachel's assistance I was able to find my new dream home in less than 1 month. Our first offer on the home was accepted, beating out 2 other competing offers. From our initial phone call and all…the way through the closing process, Rachel created a personalized approach that made me feel like I was her only client. Rachel is extremely knowledgeable and has exceptional communication skills. She kept me well informed throughout the entire home buying process and was very responsive to any questions that I had along the way. I simply couldn't have asked for a better partner in my in my home buying experience than Rachel. She's simply fantastic!”Read More ▾
“Rachel Toda is an amazing agent. She quells all anxiety and really helps clients get the home they love. She made the process easy and exciting--because of her infectious personality. She is eager and always ready to help make the process seamless.”
“My wife and I would not be homeowners if it weren't for Rachel Toda, a buyer success agent for the Keri Shull Team. Before we met Rachel, we felt overwhelmed by the competitive Northern Virginia real estate market. Rachel tamed it for us. She took the time to learn the details of what we wanted in a home and then…seemingly channeled our thoughts to find the perfect condo for us. As first-time homebuyers, we had a litany of questions. Rachel answered each one of them promptly, thoroughly and cheerfully. Her upbeat personality and can-do attitude made it a pleasure to work with her. You will not find a better partner to help you make one of the most important decisions and transactions of your life.”Read More ▾
Mark Schoeff Jr.
“Working with Andreea and Lissy was a great experience! They moved things forward quickly and smoothly and that resulted in little stress for me. Working with them meant ease of mind. Kudos to them for their strong approach to selling my home - it paid off big time with the selling of my condo in under one month during the…off-market!”Read More ▾
“This review is for Caitlin Kamerman who is part of the Keri Shull team. Having tried to work with 2 other agents at different companies before meeting Caitlin, I was admittedly skeptical heading into our introductory call. That said, my fiancee and I cannot begin to articulate how happy we are that we decided to work with Caitlin to buy…our first home, a townhome in Arlington, VA.
Caitlin is a unique combination of diligent, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, responsive and direct.
Upon meeting Caitlin, she got to know us and what we were looking for in our first home. She introduced us to how the broader Keri Shull team operates, set up parameters to get daily alerts on homes and agreed to tour a couple of houses & townhomes with us as a trial run to ensure we were a mutually good fit for each other.
After the first few visits with Caitlin, we knew she was the right agent for us. She does her homework before every visit and was always prepared to answer our questions (and we had a lot of them). She responded to our emails, texts and calls very promptly. She also never pressured us to make an offer on a home that we weren't entirely convinced about (and we came close a couple times).
When we did find the right home, Caitlin handled the negotiating process exceptionally. The property was listed on a Thursday (1 wk before Thanksgiving) and we visited on midday Saturday. We quickly knew we wanted to make an offer. That same day, she ran comps, directly guided us about what offer terms were needed to make a compelling offer (price & contingencies), helped us submit a complete offer, and scheduled a preinspection for 9 AM the next day (and the preinspector Steve was fantastic - much better than another preinspector we had worked with previously).
She worked with the seller to respectfully make it clear we would not participate in a bidding war and was able to convince the seller's to make a decision before having an open house (in large part because of her negotiating style and because we came in with a clean, well-researched offer). She remained in communication with my fiancee and I the whole time and she helped us deal with our stress while the seller considered our offer. Our offer was ultimately accepted without any changes needed and we paid exactly what the comps suggested we should pay.
Upon the property moving to being listed as contingent, Caitlin also recommended a fantastic title company and worked diligently with our lender to help us close on the property in 20 days, even with Thanksgiving landing smack in the middle of our closing process. On our move-in day she also surprised us with midday pizza and a huge basket of gifts that we're still enjoying almost 3 months after our closing date. Caitlin has also given us helpful recommendations for handymen and electricians and stayed in touch after our close. We can't wait to hang out with Caitlin once the pandemic ends because she's just that enjoyable to be around!
Caitlin is a fantastic agent and we will recommend her to all of our friends who are looking to buy a home in the broader DMV area!”Read More ▾
“Danielle Carpenter is a buyers realtor for the Keri Shull team and she has been nothing but amazing! She was always available and reachable and worked very hard for our family. When we lost out on the first two homes we put offers in, simply due to the price being higher than we could afford, she thought of a new…and innovative way to make our offer more appealing for the third and we got it. She was always right on the money for how much a house would inevitably sell for (houses in DC area escalate so much).
But on top of being a great realtor, she was also just a great person to be around. We still keep in touch and would definitely use their company, and Danielle, again! 5/5!”Read More ▾
“We worked with Erin Johnson to purchase a home in Alexandria and are thrilled with her and our new house. We met at an open house and she followed up the next day and worked hard to immediately understand what we were looking for and how best to meet our needs. We found, went under contract and closed on a…home within two months. Erin knows the area well and is highly responsive, always quick to answer requests and questions via text, email or both. She sent us listings that included homes that were still off-market or "coming soon" on MLS and promptly scheduled visits for every one we wanted to see. She is always professional, willing to offer valuable advice and opinions when asked, but also careful not to be pushy. She and her colleague, Robert Farmer, complement each other well and were both very helpful throughout the process. We highly recommend them both.”Read More ▾
“This is our second time working with Rachel Morrison at the Keri Shull team and it was an absolute pleasure. This time around we were both selling and buying a home, which was a new experience for us. Rachel was very knowledgeable and took the time to walk us through the different scenarios that might meet our needs. We felt…confident and in good hands the entire time. On the selling side, Rachel and Kristie Link struck the perfect balance between allowing us take it slow and also keeping the process moving forward. They were both very responsive, worked around our schedules, and even ended up selling our house off-market with no hassle! She even negotiated a one-month free rent back to allow us more time to find our new home. It ended up being perfect timing! On the buying side, the competitiveness of the market made this a whole different experience for us than when we bought a home 3 years ago. Rachel seemed to effortlessly navigate our changing criteria and calm our anxieties. We love our new house and will definitely work with Rachel again in the future. We highly recommend both her and Kristie!”Read More ▾
Kristy Mersinger McCarthy
“My husband and I really enjoyed working with Kaitlyn. She was honest about the process, helpful with all of the steps that are required and flexible with all of the last minute viewings. I highly recommend her as a realtor because she is a true asset. I have recommended her to my friends and if we ever purchase another property,…it will be with her. Thanks Caitlin!”Read More ▾
Adrien & Turki
“Stefanie Hurley delivered a FANTASTIC home buying experience for us. She is incredibly knowledgeable, dedicated and was completely committed to exceeding our expectations. Not only was Stef able to get us our dream home, she negotiated a significant discount that was well below our proposed budget. Stef was with us during every step of the buying process and proactively provided…us with essential information to ensure a hassle-free purchase. Even after we closed on the house, Stef stayed involved to ensure a smooth transition. Bottom-line, Stefanie Hurley is the BEST agent we have ever worked with and we highly recommend her!”Read More ▾
“Kora Weidenheimer with The Keri Shull Team Did a great job helping us obtain our first home. She was very professional and responsive. Kira was available to us at all hours of the day, weekdays and weekends! During our home bids, Kora helped us draft a strong offer and helped us through the process. We would highly recommend Kora and…hope to work with her again.”Read More ▾
“Kora Weidenheimer was an absolute dream to work with, I cannot recommend her enough! I had no previous experience buying a home, and Kora was more than happy to guide me every step of the way. Thanks to her amazing work ethic and wealth of experience, I was able to buy my dream condo in a very short time frame.…If you have the chance to work with Kora, take advantage of the opportunity!”Read More ▾
“I had the most wonderful experience working with Kora Weidenheimer, a real estate agent with the Keri Shull Team. My daughter and I traveled to Virginia from the west coast looking to purchase a property for my daughter to relocate to the area in the upcoming months. We only had one week to find something and we did not know…the area nor did we know one real estate agent or group over the other.
Upon our arrival, my daughter and I were visiting open houses on the Sunday we arrived. Although we had been communicating with an agent virtually prior to arriving in Virginia, meeting Kora at the last open house we viewed changed everything for us. Kora had such a natural way of interacting with us and was engaging without being intrusive. We immediately felt comfortable speaking with her and she offered some information we found to be extremely helpful.
Shortly after leaving, we called Kora and explained our circumstances. Kora immediately went to work and lined us up with every resource and guidance we needed to land our first choice property despite a very active market and multiple offers. Thanks to Kora and her connections to lenders and contractors, we are the proud new owners of a condo in Virginia and look forward to moving to the area.”Read More ▾