Five months have passed since Ashley sold our home in Towson, Md and the debt that we owe her has been difficult to express, and obviously overdue. I have traveled the world for business and interacted with professionals at the highest level, but never have I encountered a professional whose skill set so ideally matched their profession. Logically, if we accept that it's at least possible to be the best in a given field then it's fair to wonder who that would for realtors. I would suggest that Ashley Richardson, of Long and Foster is that person. If I list some of the ways she's unique and superior I might be providing other Realtors inside information, but really it wouldn't matter. Some might even be smart enough to do what she does, but then they'd have to be willing to sacrifice all their free time, work for their clients 24-7, send emails at 1am, handle a hundred personal touches, personally, promise a great deal and then deliver on every promise. Even though everyone wants to be successful, very, very few people in my experience are willing to work hard enough to be the best. Ashely is also highly intelligent, a superb communicator and marketer and so plugged into the community she lives and works in that there is no problem that can arise (and there were plenty of hurdles in our deal) she hasn't dealt with before, or anticipated. Whatever the issue, she knows someone who can fix your plumbing, clean the mold from your attic, re-certify your termite inspection, vent your roof, re-mediate your radon...and they will absolutely take her calls and show up. Usually the next day, regardless of what it is. You want that kind of clout, influence and class on your side. Ashley sold 70 houses last year. 70. That's about a house every 5 days. She's up front about that, but without a trace of arrogance. You therefore understand that you're not her only client, but in practice, she'll make you feel like you're the most important. She always stays in touch, even when the action is slow she doesn't hide out. Instead she keeps your spirits up. shares her marketing plans, evaluates your space throughout the process and offers her insights and advice. TAKE ASHLEY'S advice. Every once in a great while we get to interact with someone with a superior intellect and on those happy occasions, you really can share the load of countless decisions and feel like you are getting the best advice. All this commentary is highly subjective, I know. But here's something more tangible to support my praise: We listed our house with a different agent initially. Very nice person, and someone who seemed to be big in the neighborhood. Three weeks passed and we had NO idea why buyers weren't responding to our house. We were no wiser and we were running out of time. We got the information we needed after the first couple saw our house once Ashley had listed it. How was this possible? Ashley had gotten their Realtor on the phone WHILE THEY WERE STILL IN THE CAR and she literally interrogated them, in a nice way, about their thoughts on our house. She interviewed them (and EVERYONE else who saw the house) through their realtor. She'd ask the question, the realtor would put down the phone, get the couple's response and tell Ashley. Who does that? Not I previous realtor, I can tell you that. Ashley's marketing approach, the quality of her materials and the admirable resources of her long-time staff are unique. Bare in mind that our previous realtor was very strong in the neighborhood but the difference in the quality of material, substance of content and the well-thought-out rationale behind her approach were like night and day. I know this is a very long review, but it's also the last one I'll ever be in the position to write in which I can unequivocally say: Ashley Richardson is the best, lights out, end of story. List with her, follow her advice and you will sell your house and move on with your life. Finally, it was a pleasure to work with such a fine ethical person.