Rod and Julio were recommended to us by friends who worked with them to buy their first and then second home. They described Rod and Julio as being knowledgable, patient, and great to work with. Even after just our first meeting, we definitely knew our friends were right. As first time home buyers, Rod and Julio were extremely patient with us, explaining everything about how the process works. They were responsive to all our questions and never let us feel like we were alone in the process.
When it came to looking at properties, we worked mainly with Julio. Julio is energetic, professional, and personable. He made us feel like we were a priority and always was able to fit us into his schedule to check out new listings when requested. Once we found the property we wanted, Julio worked behind the scenes to keep things moving smoothly. We highly recommend working with him!
We met Julio at an open house in DC. I found him friendly and sincere. We weren't sure if we were going to buy the property right away but when we knew we were interested I got back in touch with Julio. At this point we had not chosen a DC agent to work with. Julio was knowledgeable and if he didn't have the answer he sought it out for us. He forwarded everything to us that we asked for within what seemed like minutes. He encouraged us to call him if we wanted to get back into the property before going to settlement for measurements, etc. He was on top of our lender, supporting us through the entire process. I know I would recommend him and I will use him again in the future when the need arises.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $625K in Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC.
Julio helped me buy my first home. I had met him earlier through his fellow agent and he had showed me a couple of places, but didn't end up working together until much later.
He showed great knowledge of the real estate market in DC, has a ton of experience, knows the processes and pros and cons of various options inside and out, and is very responsive and gives you all his time whenever you need it. He's an agent you're not always hunting down, but one who is there for you.
He showed great skill in negotiation, and helped close what may have turned out to be a difficult deal.
As I was a first-time home buyer, he also educated me on a lot of things and was very patient with me, not only with my lack of knowledge but also sometimes my own time lag in getting back to him.
Here is where I will describe what stands out about him. You'll find a lot of agents who know their stuff and are go-getters, so that is a common trait. What is less common is the attitude that Julio has.
I was a first time home buyer and someone who's schedule is a bit unpredictable due to work. He was not only patient in being persistent with me and educating me on the process, he never pushed or pressured me into any decisions that I wasn't comfortable with. He would describe the pros and cons, give his recommendation, and then step back and let me make up my own mind.
Furthermore, what is the most important part, that I saved for the last, is the trust element. There were a lot of details that I didn't have the time to look into and wasn't familiar with as a first time home buyer, and I was able to trust him to make the right decisions for me, and was able to count on his advice as to what is important for me to spend time reading and what is not.
He found me someone for my financing who was just as good, and we worked as a very good team.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in West End, Washington, DC.
Julio showed us the nicest properties given our pricing point. Upon deciding which property fit our needs, he negotiated a below list sale price. He is a true real estate professional that went above and beyond for us.
As a financial engineer I expect and require a certain level of diligence and professionalism. Julio surpassed those expectations through process efficiency, pricing comparable properties, negotiation, and setting realistic expectations. I personally closed in 45 days at a price well below list.
Put another way, he is a real estate savant. As long as I am purchasing or selling in DC proper, Julio is my go to guy.
Julio is awesome. From the time we signed the listing papers until accepted contract was in hand was 5 days! In less then a month we had check in hand. Julio is an honorable man. He gives great, expert advice; he is a kind and considerate man. I HIGHLY recommend him and have recommended him to several.
Sold a Cooperative home in 2013 in Logan Circle, Washington, DC.
We worked with Julio and Rod when we returned from Singapore to sell our apartment in DC. They were VERY honest and pragmatic in their expectation setting. They guided us through some difficult financial waters. They would not take the deal if they didn't think they could execute, and execute they did.... We listed our co-op on Saturday, and got offers on Monday.
It must be mentioned that we had worked with Long and Foster prior to this, and their agent could not sell our place for 8 months.
Julio is, for lack of a more superlative term... fantastic!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Logan Circle, Washington, DC.
Julio was very patient with me during the whole process from looking at properties to the final purchase. I had very specific requirements and a small budget and we made it happen and I couldn't be happier. After about eight months of looking, we found a beautiful unit in Logan Circle that I now call home. Julio is an experienced professional who I highly recommend to help you with any of your real estate needs.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Kingman Park, Washington, DC.
I have worked with Rod through two transactions to this point, and am currently working on completing our 3rd transaction, and have found him to be honest and hard-working over the entirety of our relationship. Rod, Julio and their team always find ways to make themselves available, bring significant expert knowledge to the table, and perhaps most importantly, are always genuinely concerned with what the best end result is for me.
I worked with a few different realtors locally until I met Rod, at which point I called off the search for a good local realtor. I have nothing to say but good things about this man and the team he has surrounded himself with.
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
Rod is the best realtor I've ever worked with. Period. He assisted me in both buying and selling my condo in DC, and made the process remarkably fluid. His knowledge of the market, coupled with an earnest desire to exceed expectations, make him the only realtor I would ever use in Washington.