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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC.
I was very pleased with her professionalism and knowledge of the industry. She did an excellent job in the manner in which she staged and listed my property and within 2 days we had an outstanding offer; which closed without incident 30 days later. very happy with the results.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC.
Kimberly is the dream realtor. Over the course of a year and a half, she helped us find a home in DC. We were living out of town, making the entire process harder since we had to cram a lot of work into a few short trips to DC. Kimberly was always available to us, super patient, and never put any pressure on us to sign anything. The entire relationship was based on trust and mutual respect. She's the consummate professional.
Once we found a house we wanted, Kimberly went to work for us with a zeal that made us feel confident. She walked us through the negotiations and her work during the inspection stage was way above and beyond the call of duty. There was not a call or e-mail that wasn't responded to within a matter of hours. We have no idea when she rests or sleeps, but we are tremendously grateful for her non-stop attentiveness.
The other thing to note about Kimberly is that she is genuinely passionate about her neighborhood and the District as a large. She is involved in the local community and a tremendous resource as we begin our lives here. She's a friend we've come to depend on, and we can't recommend her to others highly enough.
I found myself unexpectedly in a "for sale by owner" situation. Ms. Cestari was actually the buyers' broker, but nonetheless on numerous occasions helped me navigate the process. While I certainly knew all along that "closing the sale" was in her best interest, I still was very, very impressed how she treated me---in a kind, courteous, and professional manner, well beyond what would have been necessary for her to do.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in American University Park, Washington, DC.
Kimberly was our realtor and sold our house within 3 days of listing on the MLS. While we had an advantage of being in a seller's market, comps were difficult to calculate because the few homes being listed in our neighborhood were extremely variable in price. Fortunately, Kimberly's expertise in correctly pricing our home ensured that we got a great bid that not only met our criteria as to price (and in fact exceeded it), but also obtained for us a very motivated buyer who was ready to buy and close within two weeks. Kimberly has a very good team who made sure we kept on track for settlement. Utterly professional and would recommend without hesitation!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
Kimberly expertly and gracefully helped us wade through what may have been the longest house hunt and closing process in history! After looking for a couple of years for a bigger home to move into as a newly wed couple, we finally found our ideal 'fixer upper' townhome in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC. Once under contract, which was a feat in and of itself given the very competitive DC market, there was a survey problem discovered that took over a year to remedy with the city. Kimberly not only stuck by us through the entire process, but helped shepherd things along and continued to show us other properties that came on the market in the meantime, just to cover our bases.
When we finally closed on the home in April, we discovered the sellers left a large amount of trash in the home. Kimberly continued to work on our behalf after settlement, to make sure the trash was taken care of--she really went above and beyond every step of the way from the offer process all the way through post-closing!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.325M in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC.
Kimberly was fantastic to work with on the sale of our house in Chevy Chase DC. She did a great job of explaining the process which got complicated with a relocation company and advised us well on the marketing. The result was a sale of our house one day on the market for over $100k over asking price (a fairly valued, not discounted asking price). She also helped make the closing extremely easy.
We would highly recommend using Kimberly. Her local knowledge, superior experience, honesty and fun to work with mentality makes her the only place to look for a real estate broker in NW DC/Chevy Chase/Bethesda.
Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.475M in Colonial Village, Washington, DC.
Kimberly Cestari is a realtor's realtor. She is thoughtful, timely and exhibits exemplary professionalism, an in-depth working knowledge of all things real estate, and a comprehensive familiarity with the communities and neighborhoods where she works. It pleased us greatly to witness that her brand recognition across the Washington area is high and held in great esteem. Working with her opened up doors and relationships that made the sale of one home and the purchase of another efficient and effective during a tight market and constrained timeframe. It is clear to us why she is considered the number #1 realtor in Washington, DC. We count ourselves blessed and fortunate to have worked with her.
The true test is whether your property sold quickly at a fair price. That it did, thanks to Kimberly and her excellent support team. She is very impressive in terms of her insights and knowledge of the market and fun to work with. She has a great support team and the marketing strategy was well conceived and executed.
We had a difficult sell and had already failed to sell with a previous agent. Ms. Cestari came in with a positive attitude and kept us track throughout the showings and potential buyers. SWe ended with a better deal than we could ever have expected.