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Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Gaithersburg, MD.
We've used Jamie Coley and Leigh Reed for several real estate transactions and our experiences have been outstanding. The entire team is not only very knowledgeable, they are top notch professionals who take care of every single detail. The Cole Reed team made our selling and buying experiences pleasant and without stress. HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in American University Park, Washington, DC.
We had an especially difficult sale because we encountered probate problems in the District of Columbia that we hadn't known existed. They delayed our ability to provide clear title and took two months to clear up during which we lost our first buyer because they did not want to wait. Leigh provided excellent and patient guidance during this time and went the extra mile to try and help us with probate issues. In addition to her "crisis" management skills she excelled at all the usual aspects of transactions providing hands on help during a renovation and extensive and effective marketing for our property. There were three sellers in our situation and all three of us would recommend her without reservation to anyone needing an experienced, thoughtful, methodical, detail-oriented and efficient agent. It just doesn't get any better than Leigh.
Working with Leigh was a real pleasure. We had a tough time with the DC Probate Court, losing a buyer because of it, then getting a much better deal, thanks to Leigh's diligence. She and her team were tireless in helping us through an incredibly difficult sale of our condo, but we made it at last. Her attention to detail, her willingness to help above and beyond, her professionalism and her kindness is so very much appreciated.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $875K in Rockville, MD.
My wife and I are deeply grateful to Leigh Reed for guiding us through our new home purchase while also helping us rent our previous home for the first time. Leigh is competent, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable of home pricing, markets, neighborhoods and home structures (inside and out). She is also very effective with your time, especially given all the documents and signatures that take place during such a process. (She has mastered how to make use of electronic documentation.)
It was further comforting when I would go to open houses and their listing agents always had positive things to say about Coley-Reed, when asked who was my agent. A common reply was "you are in good hands with Leigh."
When my number one home choice came to market, Leigh exhibited the same passion I felt to make it happen. Despite multiple bids on the house, Leigh went above and beyond to present our offer and was a very strategic and intelligent negotiator. I believe that if it weren't for Leigh doing all the right things leading up to the seller's final review of the offers, that the seller may have gone with someone else. It was all the big and little things she did that made the difference.
It was reassuring having Leigh on my side during this time, and left me wishing that all businesses and services could be of her caliber.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in McLean Gardens, Washington, DC.
When we bought our house years ago, a friend recommended Jamie Coley, and we were so impressed then with his treatment of us then that we came back to him and his colleagues when it was time to sell earlier this year (2014). On a somewhat short deadline due to our need to move for a job relocation, Jamie & team recommended a reasonable amount of renovation and repainting, helped coordinate a contractor and cleaning company, listed the property and showed it while we were away on a house hunting trip -- then helped us follow up with a punchlist of small fixes and tweaks needed to make it all perfect for the buyers. That took a lot of the stress off of us while we were focused on all the change in our lives. Then Jamie helped us make sense of the offers we received and select / counter appropriately, then helped inform the appraisal process so that the buyers' financing occurred smoothly. He and his team kept in constant email and phone communication with us all the way through to closing, including making arrangements for us to sign settlement papers from across the country after we had moved. I wish Jamie Coley and his team were available to work with us in our new hometown, because I cannot imagine better service and a lower-stress experience given our circumstances. If there were a 6th star to award for likelihood of recommending, we would enthusiastically give it.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Park View, Washington, DC.
I don't have enough good things to say about working with Jamie and the Coley Reed team. Not only is Jamie an incredibly nice and patient guy willing to see countless houses, but he's clearly so knowledgeable. He told us early on he was protective of first-time buyers like us, and he lived up to his word. He was totally responsive -- even when on vacation! -- and we never questioned for a moment whether he had our best interests at heart.
We recently worked with Leigh Reed and her team to buy a home in the DC market. I have worked with other realtors before and found Leigh and her team to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and capable. I would recommend them highly.