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Lisa DuBois
Associate Broker, CRS, ABR (9 years experience)
41 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Staging

 
- Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2013 - user6867236
Sold a home in 2013.
Working with Lisa was an amazing experience. She is an agent that takes the time to learn what you and your family are looking for in a home and helping you to locate and purchase your ideal home.

Lisa displayed excellent insight and knowledge of the local area (we looked in Arlington, Vienna, Falls Church, Great Falls, Reston and Herndon). She was able to keep us in a very focused search and not waste time driving and viewing homes that we would never consider purchasing.

Lisa's capabilities and knowledge truly shined once we put an offer on the house we wanted to purchase. Her ability to navigate through both the financial and real estate processes is a work of art to behold in action. She zipped us through the prodigious realm of forms, processes and hoops so smoothly we hardly noticed that we had sold and bought a home at all.

What I enjoyed most about Lisa was her honest and direct approach. She does a great job of balancing presenting information in a professional manner while also not trying to sell you or tell you what she thinks you want to hear.

If our family ever needs to buy or sell a home again, Lisa will be the first person we call.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2013 - user5052329
Bought a home in 2013.
Lisa helped my girlfriend and I purchase our first condo. I was super impressed with Lisa's knowledge of a wide variety of areas in Northern Virginia, her network of real estate professionals, her patience in dealing with a first time home buyer, and her dedication to getting us the place that we wanted.

I have already recommended Lisa to friends in the area looking to purchase their first property, and I look forward to working with Lisa again in the future!
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2013 - JodyLake
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.025M in Falls Church, VA.
We have boxes to unpack, a house to clean, and a dozen errands to run, but we couldn't let another minute go by without sitting down to write a recommendation for our realtor (and hero) Lisa Dubois. When we decided to take the plunge and start looking for a new home in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood of Falls Church, VA we knew we wanted someone who knew the neighborhood well. We had bought and sold homes before but we knew the Lake Barcroft market was a unique one and we wanted someone who understood the intricacies of the neighborhood. Upon the raving recommendations of our friends and neighbors, we hired Lisa. We knew we wanted to try to buy a lakefront home and knowing how infrequently they came up, we decided to look at a short sale listing: a house that we had looked at earlier in the year, but not considered. Because of Lisa's experience in buying and selling homes, Lisa was able to show us what a wonderful home this truly could be and we decided to go for it. Buying a short sale is never an easy process, but Lisa kept us informed every step of the way, morning and night. She kept us focused and moving forward through all the ups and downs that come with buying a short sale. She worked closely with a title company and the IRS when issues popped up and really pushed to make this deal happen. She also worked closely with our lender to make sure we were on target for closing and kept our lender up-to-date. She made many personal sacrifices to help us get this home. On the day the previous owners were moving out, Lisa was at the house helping them pack and on a day’s notice, she was able to hire a large crew of specialized cleaners to come in and clear the house. Now that we have been in the house, she continues to offer advice and resources. When it came to selling our home, Lisa was just as impressive. Her background in marketing and her community contacts were extremely helpful in the selling of our home. When you work with Lisa, you have a whole team on your side: Lisa brought in a stager, contractors, and even a professional photographer to help us sell our home; when something needed to be repaired on the house, she got multiple bids from her contractors and negotiated the best prices for us. You can imagine how much time this saved us! Her marketing material, including brochures, postcards, online tours, a dedicated website, and online listings were beautiful and savvy. Because of her hard work and talent, our house was under contract in less than a month at our asking price. While all of that is impressive, what is really remarkable is that Lisa was able to keep our house under contract after the purchase of our new home was delayed. It was a complicated situation, but because of Lisa's stellar negotiation skills and professionalism she was able to make it work. We love our new home and can't believe how lucky we are. Who knows when or where we will move to next (or if we ever will!), but we know that if we do that Lisa will be our realtor. Lisa is assertive, but not pushy. She knows the market. She's always reachable regardless of hour or day or the week. She was responsive to our never-ending questions and handled the ups and downs with poise and an awesome sense of humor. While we specifically hired Lisa because of her knowledge of Lake Barcroft, we know she is just as knowledgeable of many other homes in the Washington DC area. The bottom line is if you are buying or selling a home, we recommend hiring Lisa Dubois as your realtor!
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12/16/2012 - ndurfee
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Annandale, VA.
My husband and I worked with Lisa to find and purchase our new home! We were recently engaged at the time and knew just what we were looking for from our new home. Admittedly it was a bit of the needle in the hay stack type of scenario, but as first time home buyers we were not ready to sacrifice anything. Lisa listened, understood our priorities and took the time that was needed to find us our perfect new home. All the while teaching us so much about the home buying process and ins and outs of neighborhoods we thought we knew, but she knew even more! While I don't think we will be moving anytime soon - I know that I'll never need to look for another real estate agent in the area! I highly recommend working with Chrissy + Lisa!!
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2012 - user57085
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $575K in Vienna, VA.
Lisa was recommended by a high school friend who had just left the business. We had no initial connection other than that, but after our brief time together, I can say that she is the best real estate agent with whom I have worked and purchased a home. Her number one trait? Dedication to my cause: the purchase of a home in quick fashion. She abandoned hearth, home and family -(well, almost - she did do 4 hours of charity work during the two days I was here:-) - to get the job done. I set the home parameters, time frame (2 days) and general locations. I flew in from the West Coast, and she and I searched for homes on Zillow and another site that she provided, we combined the lists, and searched and viewed and searched. We covered three NoVA counties in the searches. I had decades of experience with the area, but needed her deep knowledge of the real estate market, communities and homes. We found two homes within a day and a half to bid on. We had a contract on one within a week. Other traits? Funny, energetic, patient and tolerant of "I remember when stories" (go Milo T. Hoots!). Honestly? There is no reason to select another agent besides Lisa .
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- Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2012 - user8407188
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Alexandria, VA.
I couldn't be more happy with my experience buying a house with Lisa. She knows the DC market extraordinarily well, down to the individual neighborhoods history. She's got a great eye for quality construction and on a number of occasions was able to point out subtle flaws in houses that may have saved me a considerable amount of stress and money. Finally, she's a very strong negotiator; I feel like I got the best possible price on the house I bought because of Lisa's negotiations.

I can also say that Lisa is one of the very few realtors I've ever interacted with who is able to understand both the emotional and financial side of house hunting. Houses I saw with her not only had features that would make a house a home for me, but were also strong investments that would hold or increase in value with time.

I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone who's looking in the DC area.
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11/17/2012 - user3873781
Bought a home in 2011.
Lisa helped us buy our first home. She worked with us to find the right home in the school district that we wanted - even though this took a couple of years in a very tight North Arlington market. Lisa's positive attitude, cheerful personality, and thorough knowledge of the entire process gave us great confidence. She is a savvy negotiator and was able to broker a deal that got us in the house of our dreams. Lisa worked very hard as our realtor, and her excellent judgment and guidance would be valuable to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We highly recommend her!
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11/16/2012 - user5574502
Bought a Condo home in 2008 for approximately $425K in Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC.
Lisa has exceeded every expectation we have ever had for a Realtor. She enthusiastically and patiently guided us through our first home buying process. As first time buyers, we were on a fairly limited budget in an expensive and competitive market, and she always treated us like we were her top priority. Lisa really listened to what we said about our wants and needs and was extremely diligent in her search for the right home for us. She was incredibly good at helping us see a vision in potential properties--from showing us how to make an odd layout workable to being able to estimate rennovation costs--it was clear from the beginning that she was a pro and she knew her stuff well. When we went through a confusing, frustrating, and uncommon situation as we bid on the house, Lisa went above and beyond to hunt down information and push the process forward. We ultimately got the house after months of Lisa's commitment, and it has been a dream house for us. In spite of the angst of trying to buy a first home, I look back very fondly on our housing search--because of Lisa's great personality and humor, it was always enjoyable to spend Saturday afternoons with her looking at houses. We wholeheartedly recommend Lisa!
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2012 - user195866
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Annandale, VA.
As first time home buyers, Lisa was extremely willing to slow process down and explain each step, as needed. Lisa seemed to have an army of people that she has used for years and were dependable. Lisa was very knowledgeable of the areas we were looking at and provided helpful (but not pushy) tips as to why certain location would make more sense than others.

Lisa had been recommended to my by a friend and I would have no hesitation to recommend Lisa to any future homebuyers.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2012 - user182240
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $825K in Falls Church, VA.
Lisa was simply awesome to work with. She is unbelievably thorough and knowledgeable. She is also a great person to be around because of her great attitude and cheerful demeanor. But when it came down to business, she was an excellent advocate. We could not have been happier.
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RE/MAX by Invitation
4784 lee Highway
Arlington, VA  22207
Phone:
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Member since:
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