Cheryl is the best agent in the Northern Virginia area! I can't say enough how happy my husband and I are that we found her! We met her when we were looking for a home to rent right after we got married. We were so happy with her that we went straight to her AGAIN when we wanted to buy a house two years later!
What makes her great is that she is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, honest, and a persistence little puppy! And i mean that in the best way possible!
(1) KNOWLEDGEABLE: She KNOWS the ins and outs about home structures. She identifies which windows are good, which water heater units could be trouble, which garage openers are dangerous and will need to be replaced. This takes a lot of pressure off of us to research everything, and made us feel at ease about investing in the home we want.
(2) ENTHUSIASTIC: She listened to what we wanted and she not only provided us with homes to look at, but she also happily went with us to look at homes that weren't on her list (because they didn't meet the criteria we gave her, but we still had a desire to see). Some realtors are obnoxious about that, not Cheryl. Cheryl was enthusiastic, energetic, respectful of our time and interests; and she never grew tiresome.
(3) HONEST & PERSISTENT: When time to negotiate, we had no doubt that she had our best interest in mind. She's gone head-to-head more than once for us. She will FIGHT for fair compensation or replacement of troublesome/warn parts of the home. She will not be badgered or intimidated by the seller. That in itself made everything worthwhile. We KNEW that with her, we were getting the home we really wanted, safe of serious issues, and at the best price possible. Heck, she fought a retired navy officer who was defending the price and condition of the home we ended up renting. All due respect to our military, but you know that's one tough cookie to go up against, and our little Cheryl did not back down. She intelligently and calmly explained why the price should be lowered. And that navy officer called US to ask for her contact info when it came time to sell their home! That's how impressive Cheryl is!
When it's time to upgrade in a few years, we absolutely will call Cheryl. (And we've worked with other realtors before her, so we know what we're talking about.)