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Jamie was an absolute dream to work with! He listened to our needs and desires in a new home, location, specs, etc. and patiently, happily brought us to almost 20 properties (in one day)! He talked us through considerations about each home and pointed out nice upgrades and features, as well. He THEN brought us *back* to some of our favorites the next day! Jamie is so personable and really took the time to understand our personalities and match us with the right property. His guidance through negotiations and the buying process (as well as the assistance from the Coley Reed Team) was just phenomenal; it was very clear that Jamie and the staff had our best interests in mind at every turn. They went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. In the end, we truly felt like we had a newfound friend. We were so pleased and would recommend Jamie and his Team to anyone who wants top-rate, professional service.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Columbia, MD.
Leigh sold my home with the grace that only comes from being an experienced, knowledgeable agent. Her preparation was flawless with everything from the listing price to recommending contractors to home staging advice. She laid out the steps up front so I knew what to expect and when, including financial information, so we were ready when she saw the best offer from the most qualified buyer. When the buyers created a 23rd hour hiccup, she called an audible like an NFL quarterback, resolved the situation like a peacemaker and got the deal to closing on time. Leigh is a true professional and I would recommend her to my own family.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Kensington, MD.
We can't say enough about the Coley-Reed team. Jamie made the sale of our home (while we were renting it and living out of state), quick and painless. He always made us feel valued and cared for, and we never worried about the decisions he made. We knew that our best interests were forefront. We definitely recommend Coley-Reed and would use them again for a local home sale or purchase.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Kensington, MD.
when Jamie helped my wife and I buy our 1st house he spent several afternoons showing us different properties until all 3 of us understood what we really wanted (that was in our price range). Jamie helped our decision making process by pointing out things that, as 1st time buyers, we wouldn't have considered. He also had plenty of suggestions as to what people would do wih certain odd spaces that builders evidently thought were a good idea to create.
When it came time for us to move, we remembered our positive experience with Jamie and he helped us sell our old house and buy a new one. He also did a work-up of wether it would be better to rent or to sell. The people he reccomended. To fix up our old home and to inspect the new home were very thorough and did an excellent job.
If we happen to move before he retires, we would definite engage his services again.
Sold a Condo 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.