Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Stafford, VA.
Simply the best is how to describe this powerful couple! They brought many strengths and skills simply not found in 99% of most realtors out there. Watching Mike give up a very high level executive position in a very successful Northern VA company to pursue his passion in real estate and analytics and customer service along with the desire to spend more time with his wife and best friend Rebecca several years ago has been so rewarding. He brings a high level macro perspective with a great handle on all the #'s associated with the marketplace. Rebecca has been one of the best realtors in the area for many years and brings the total package with all the skills and excellence for success. There is none better. To get both of them for the same price is such a value and great investment. The decision is easy. Go with the Straley's! They were masterful for us and I've also seen first hand for so many others as a neighbor and friend over the years!
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $350K in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mike and Rebecca are in a league of their own! When we bought our house, we had the utmost confidence in them. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and care about their buyers. If you want to put your faith in Real Estate Professionals, I would highly recommend Mike and Rebecca Straley.
Mike went above and beyond at selling our house and getting us into our new home. His insight to the market and location made this process much easier. We would not hesitate recommending him to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
We used Michael and Rebecca to purchase our very first home, which was on a compressed time schedule. In less than a day they had taken our needs and developed a grid of homes that met our needs. The whole process from finding a home and making a final offer only took a couple of days. When we decided to sell our first home and move into town, Michael and Rebecca were an automatic first choice in not only helping us sell our home and to locate our new home. Again, they took our requirements and had a booklet with all our options in it. We were able to see all the houses that interested us in one day. Through there great negotiating skills we had an accepted offer on our new home in two days. For the sale of our existing home, they were able to suggest changes to the house and price it accordingly that allowed us to close on it very quickly, even though it was a difficult market at the time. It has been a privilege to work with them, and a burden lifted from our shoulders knowing that they are there for any of our furture real estate needs.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $800K in Spotsylvania, VA.
They not only helped us through the long difficult process of acquiring a short sale property, they quickly turned around and helped us unloaded our old house. We couldn't have been happier with their performance and they were a pleasure to work with thoughout both sales.
Unfortunately I did not have the same great experience with Michael and Rebecca Straley. I am interested in moving from Northern VA to Fredericksburg, and I contacted Michael and Rebecca through Zillow after looking online at homes in Fredericksburg. I corresponded with Michael via email, and set up a time on a Sunday to look at a house in Fredericksburg. Rebbecca was to meet me at an appointed time. I arrived 30 mins early and tried to call Rebecca. She did not answer her cell phone, so I left a message. About 30 mins later Rebecca called to say that she got my message and she would be late. Rebecca finally pulled up late, and although she apologized I got the distinct impression that she was not too interested in showing the property to me. In addition, the owner had run out and the door was locked so we could not get in -- a neighbor was so helpful and gave us the spare key. I realize that that was not her doing. Anyway, we then looked around, and the most disrespectful thing that Rebecca did was tell me a story about another person that was moving from Northern VA and they couldn't make up their mind what to do, and it took so much time from the realtor's busy day, blah, blah, blah. As if I were unable to make up my mind. I assured her that that was not my problem -- although I did not tell her directly, I certainly did not appreciate the implication that I was wasting her time and/or that I had problems making up my mind. This was the very first contact I had with an agent in Fredericksburg and it was a negative impression. In addition, there was no follow up from Michael or Rebecca. It was a disgusting experience -- I wasted my time driving approximately three hours roundtrip to meet with Rebecca and listening to a story about someone else wasting a realtor's time.
Response from Michael & Rebecca on 11/08/2012
We try to answer all calls immediately but sometimes are delayed with other clients. The appointment was made by my office & I made best efforts to accommodate. It was disappointing the owner, in their urgency to leave the property, for our viewing, locked the screen door by mistake. After trying all doors, contacting listing agent, & knocking on the neighbors’ door we did get in the house! I thought you were pleased! We are very patient with our clients & will move as quickly or slowly as you wish - each person has a unique timeline. We did have another client viewing the home, so I wanted you to be advised. I wished you a Happy Mother's Day & I had no plans myself until later that day, so I am certain I was not in a hurry but I was flustered at trying to open the house & I was rushing to get there on time! I am so sorry your experience was unpleasant. Sometimes things seem to all go wrong on just a single visit. I wish you the best & hope you found a great home!
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $325K in Fredericksburg, VA.
I would recommend Mike and Rebecca above any other realtor based on their hard work and dedication that they provide to their clients. They provide a very personal touch and are there above all to ensure the clients best interests are met. They worked hard to sell our house and help us in the purchase of our new home. We are very pleased and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone who cares about meeting their clients needs.
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 in Fredericksburg, VA.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Michael and Rebecca when my husband was home for two weeks in the middle of, what ended up being, a 1.5 year deployment. We were "just looking" at houses, hoping to move out of base housing and into a house that we would consider retiring in. Our initial meeting was with Michael. We were immediately impressed by his knowledge, energy, and genuine enthusiasm over helping us find our perfect home.
When we started touring homes, it was evident that Michael had really paid attention to our wants and needs for our new home because the very first house he took us to - we fell in love with! Our closing process had a contingency and then a bidding war and we almost lost out on the home of our dreams, but Rebecca's expertise with the lenders and the closing process ultimately resulted in our successful purchase of the house.
I might also add, that once you do business with the Straley's, they never forget you. Every year at Christmas we receive a beautiful wreath from them. We also receive valuable information from their periodic mailings and email notifications. Michael and Rebecca also provide beautiful brochures and flyers for all of the properties they list so you can get a really good idea of what a home has to offer BEFORE making a trip to see it.
I really can't say enough about Capitol Premier Realty. The Starlet's are knowledgeable, professional, detailed, caring agents who will fight to get you into the home of your dreams. I would recommend this team to my nearest and dearest relatives and friends.
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Michael and Rebecca helped us sell our home in a very challenging market for sellers. We have worked with many realtors in the past and none were as knowledgeable and hard-working as Michael and Rebecca. They truly went the extra mile demonstrating creativity and determination to get to the closing table when it looked several times like the deal was going to fall apart. We are forever grateful for the work the Straleys did for us.