Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
My wife and I worked with Tom when we relocated to DC from California. We knew early that we wanted to live on Capitol Hill, and Tom’s neighborhood expertise proved to be the perfect fit. During the purchasing process, Tom provided excellent, straight forward information. He was honest in pointing out things that were bad and good in a home, and helped us develop on eye for the important items given the market at the time. Tom’s incredible depth of knowledge about the neighborhood provided additional insight, including not only a 30-year history of every block or area, but also a balanced perspective between what we needed to be happy and what the house needed to have to be successful at resale.
After buying a bit of a fixer, Tom remained a resource for us as we worked through a significant kitchen renovation. He provided contacts and resources, as well as what would work best for resale, translating to which features were worth a significant investment and which weren’t. Our kitchen came out top-notch and this was largely due to Tom’s connections and guidance.
When the time came to sell, we didn’t have to think before asking Tom to help us. He and his team were a well-oiled machine. They handled everything in preparing the house for sale, bringing in an excellent eye for what would make our home look its best, while working within our time and budget constraints. Once the home was on the market, Tom’s experience and approach made for a short and painless (and successful) sale.
As stressful as home buying and selling can be, working with Tom was a blast. He made both sides of the experience not only stress-free and successful for us, but really enjoyable as well. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We would highly recommend Tom and his team, as they were the best we have ever worked with.
I recently worked with a member of Tom's team to purchase a condo using a VA home loan. The professional I worked with, Tim Barley, was helpful and motivated from the very beginning. He took me out to viewings several times to get a feeling for what I wanted out of a home, and helped me locate neighborhoods and buildings that met my criteria while never pressing me to make decisions or consider options I was not comfortable with. Unfortunately, when I found the condo I wanted, it took a while for the estate to get court approval, but despite this difficulty, Tom's team remained prepared and active throughout the process, helping shepherd the deal to a successful closing despite the issues that were beyond their control. Tim was always ready with updates, suggestions, and information whenever I needed it and helped make buying a condo as easy as possible. I highly recommend Tom's team and would certainly do business with them again in the future.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Ballston-Virginia Square, Arlington, VA.
Tom and his team were incredible to work with. As first time home buyers, they answered all of our questions as well as provided answers to questions we did not even know to ask. Understanding our preference, they were able to show us a variety of homes in the DC metro area giving us a tremendous selection of properties to consider. When it came time to closing, they provided incredible strategy and guidance in a multiple bid situation.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Near Northeast, Washington, DC.
We worked with Tom and his team when we were unexpectedly relocated for work. We had to sell our home quickly and Tom and hi team worked very fast. He gave us recommendations for a few small changes in paint color and repairs, and when we agreed he had a team of contractors ready to get the work done at a reasonable price. Tom and his team were responsive to our calls, emails, and endless questions. And they were respectful of our time and privacy when they needed to come over and when showing the house. We have already recommended them to family who may want to sell their home in the next year or two.
If you are looking to buy or sell on Capitol Hill, you can't do better than Tom and his team. Their expertise is as broad as it is deep. They know the neighborhood trends and long term economic development plans as well as the quirks and peculiarities of the rowhouses and buildings that give Capitol Hill its charm. Tom and his team helped me purchase my first property in 2006 - a condo on the hill. We had done quite a bit of looking before we found the right one and when we saw it, they helped me realize what a bargain it was. Fast forward six years later and again, Tom and his team advised me on exactly what needed to be done to maximize the equity I could get out of the investment when I decided to sell. The updates and marketing program they suggested helped me sell the condo in just a few days with multiple offers coming in and a final selling price above list price. These guys are honest, fair and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Kingman Park, Washington, DC.
Tom and his team were wonderful to work with during my home purchase last year. As a first-time buyer, I was a bit anxious about the process, but working with Tim, Jesse and Tom made my experience pleasant and virtually stress-free.
At our initial meeting, they took the time to really listen to me and understand what I was looking for in a home. They helped me think through what aspects/features of a house were most important to me and they answered my multitude of questions patiently and thoroughly. I was immediately impressed by how much Tim and his colleagues new about the area.
The team was incredibly responsive - returning my calls and emails rapidly, and often getting me inside to see homes I was interested in the same day that I asked about them. I never felt rushed while viewing homes (even when I know they were very busy) and there was never any pressure to buy.
When I was ready to put in an offer, they moved quickly and negotiated a deal with which I was very happy. I felt supported and well-informed throughout each step of the buying process, from financing to closing.
Their service was impeccable and they clearly care about the neighborhoods they represent. I would highly recommend the Faison team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in DC.
“Tim and Jesse from ReMax helped us to buy our first home. They understood what we were looking for from the beginning and helped us find the best place for our investment. Tim and Jesse helped us through every step of the process with professionalism and veteran expertise. Working with Tim and Jesse was one of the best decisions we made in our real estate search.”