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We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Ballston-Virginia Square, Arlington, VA 22201
I worked with Damian for about four months in the winter and fall 2011. Damian and his office served their own agenda. They did not send me filtered search results taking my needs and budget in mind- instead I received apartments over budget, in building and neighborhoods I didn't want. He begrudgingly went to one open house. Before I was ready, he pressured me to sign contracts and documents within hours of receipt. Perhaps worst of all, he was disparaging and at times down right disrespectful of his colleagues in the real estate industry. To say the least, I was unimpressed and would never recommend his services.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Silver Spring, MD.
This was our first time buying a house, so we really didn't know much about the process. Damian and his team were very knowledgeable and helpful walking us through everything so we felt very comfortable every step of the way. He helped us outline what we were looking for in a house, really listened to us, and showed us a wide variety of houses in our price range that met our criteria. Once we decided to put an offer in on a house, he was available to answer all our questions from offer to closing. We're now very happy in our new home, and Damian's team continues to provide newsletters with tips and advice. We would highly recommend Damian for first-time buyers and any buyers/sellers looking for great service. We definitely plan to use him next time we're in the real estate market!
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Forest Hills, Washington, DC.
I am a first time homebuyer, so I needed a lot of guidance about the process. Damian and Steffi answered all of my questions and helped me through the process. I was impressed that Damian listened -- early on, I requested a meeting so I could describe what I was looking for and what I could afford. Damian gave excellent guidance on what I needed to do to find what I wanted. When the right condo was available, Damian suggested a good negotiating strategy, that obtained a fair price.
As a foreign service familly serving abroad, we came back to Washington DC for two weeks and had to find the right house under considerable time pressure. Damian guided us to a great neighborhood and a house that matched our taste and had lots of charm. We were not counting on some of the updating work an older house requires - especially from a distance - and Damian guided us to excellent contractors, who did an outstanding job of installing new windows, air conditioning, as well as repainting and redoing the floors. The work with the contractors, as well as the documentation and closing were handled very professionally and were able to rely on Damian to see the closing through all the last minute glitches. He was really with us throughout the entire process - and beyond - and we recommend him wholeheartedly.
An excellent agent, very close to a clear 5-star rating. I have no comparative knowledge of other agents, but cannot think of how an agent can do more for a home buyer. Damian was incredibly quick, responsive, knowlegeable and worked to my clear advantage all along. Highly recommended for any real estate business.