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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Takoma Park, MD.
I worked with Fulcram Properties Group for about a year while I was searching for a home just outside of DC. I cannot recommend the Group, and particularly Ty Voyles, highly enough. My spouse and I were extremely specific about what we wanted, and the amount we were willing to pay was at the low end for the neighborhood we were interested in. I think we were less than ideal clients! But Ty took it in stride, and was a pleasure to work with. He quickly learned what type of home we wanted, and always got us in to see a house immediately. He coached us through several offers, and strategized with us about how to make the best offer. When inventory was particularly low, the Group made many, many calls to homeowners in the area, asking if they or anyone they knew were interested in selling. And it worked! Ty was able to find us the perfect house, against all odds. He established a very good relationship with the homeowner, and she sold to us even though there were other offers on the table. I would use Fulcram again in a heartbeat, and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $900K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Our family had the extreme pleasure of working with Ty Voyles and his team at Fulcrum Properties Group for both the selling of our home, and the purchase of a new home on the Hill!!!!!
Ty Voyles and his team represented the buyer of our previous home, and made the entire process seamless and stress free as possible. For any questions or concerns Ty, Mike Lederman, and the rest of the Fulcrum team were always three to four steps ahead with answers, recommendations, options, or just help in general. Our family was genuinely pleased and relieved to have worked with such a professional and engaging team of Realtors. It also helped that the Fulcrum team are our Hill neighbors. They bring local charm with an enormous amount of knowledge and skill when it comes to real estate. A pure joy to work with.
For the purchase of our new home on the Hill, Ty and his team once again went above and beyond and consistently provided excellent customer service. We liken Ty Voyles and his team to the 'Nordstrom' of Realtors when it comes to customer service.
For any real estate transactions for our family, Ty and the Fulcrum team are our go to team. We felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Ty, his team and network of professionals and look forward to working with Ty again and again.
* Ty and the Fulcrum team are a pure pleasure to work with (eager but not pushy, extremely knowledgable and patient, approachable, accessible, thorough, professional, and thoughtful - thank you Ty and Fulcrum Properties Group!!!
Our Family would highly recommend having the Ty and Fulcrum Properties Group as part of your team!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $850K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Thanks to Ty and the whole Fulcrum team, selling my house was easy and working with everyone at Fulcrum was a genuine pleasure! I initially met the Fulcrum team last year when I interviewed them for an article in "The Hill Rag" newspaper. Their sense of integrity and teamwork made such an impression on me, they were the only agents I called when I decided to sell my house earlier this summer.
They went so above-and-beyond in helping me get my house ready to show that a friend of mine who is a realtor in Brooklyn said, "I'm so glad I don't have to compete with those guys!" And at the closing, Ty gave me a wonderful memento of my house.
From the first meeting to the walkthrough to the closing, Ty and the Fulcrum team were patient, supportive, and very helpful. I completely trusted that they had my best interest at heart and never lost sight of finding the right caretakers for my home.
I used Fulcrum Properties Group (primarily Ty) to buy a house in a very hot DC neighborhood. We had very specific requirements, and looked for over a year before finding the right place. Ty was always readily available, helpful, and knowledgeable. He was never pushy, and would be frank about the pros and cons of a given house. When inventory dried up in our search area, Ty and his partners began making calls to find pre-market properties. We ended up finding a perfect house this way. Fulcrum also did a nice job handling the contract and closing process. Highly recommended - a dedicated and honest realtor.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
I was very pleased with the experience, attention and expertise I received from Fulcrum properties on a home we were selling. I recommend them enthusiastically and with great confidence. In our situation, we had listed a property with another agent and were not able to sell it in over 90 days. The agent at Fulcrum properties stepped in, added to our staging, provided new photography, marketed our property in a new manner (with several strategies) and adjusted the pricing to reflect the local market. The property went under contract within a week or two of listing it for our expected price, and settled it within 30 days. We wished we had gone with Fulcrum earlier and saved ourselves over 120 days of waiting and paying a mortgage on a vacant house! Call them!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Barney Circle, Washington, DC.
My wife and I recently sold and purchased a home with Fulcrum Properties Group. Fulcrum went above and beyond at every point in the process. Their entire team worked tirelessly to make sure we were well informed, well prepared, and confident about moving. Tom, Ty, and Mike exhibited patience while consistently providing us with honest answers to difficult questions. Instead of working to quickly sell or buy a home they carefully laid the foundation for a lasting relationship- an increasingly rare attribute in any business. Five Stars.
I was responsible for selling my uncle's house in NW Washington, DC that had been in the family for over 75 years.... The house was very old, full of 'things' that had been acquired by several generations of family members and unfortunately not in the best of condition. I was in a position where despite these challenges, I desired to empty the home and sell it in a timely fashion during the winter months.
The Fulcrum Property Group team made this an easy, non-stressful, delightful experience. The team communicated extremely well with me and my family. They were honest, positive and genuinely cared about the entire process and its' impact on me and my family.
Regardless of who I was talking to within the team, each member was well aware of my situation and there to help at a moment's notice. The teamwork that exists among them made this a seamless experience. For example, on a Saturday night we found that the hot water heater broke. Being that it was one of the harshest winters in the DC area, I notified a Fulcrum Property team member immediately. As they were on vacation, I received a call back from another team member within minutes. By Sunday morning, the Fulcrum team had someone look at the unit, give estimates and by Monday it was replaced.
The Fulcrum team also has a great network of services that can be useful when selling a home. My uncle's home was full of 'things'. I was given option on how to empty the home and get rid of the things. The options ranged from having a wholesale auction home come in, take what was potentially valuable and sell at auction to having another auction house come in, bring 3 trucks - one designated to be filled with auction items, one designated to be filled with goodwill items, and one designed to be filled with trash. After making my choice on how to handle all of the 'things', the process was seamless and taken care of without me lifting a finger.
Words simply cannot express how awesome each and every person at Fulcrum Properties is to work with! I highly recommend them!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $625K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
My wife and I worked with Ty and Tom very closely when buying our home this past summer. Not only did they help us find a great home in the exact neighborhood we were looking for, but they responded to us immediately and knowledgeably any time we had a question during the process. Even months after closing they have remained a great resource to us.
I would strongly recommend Fulcrum Properties to anyone looking to buy or sell on the Hill!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2007 for approximately $250K in Trinidad, Washington, DC.
Jim Lisowski was recommended to me by two different friends independently, and I'm glad he was. Not only was he knowledgable about DC and the current markets, his no-nonsense approach was very efficient and didn't waste my time (unlike another agent I tried). Because of Jim's skill, I got a great deal on my home 6 years ago and now have over $200k in equity.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Kingman Park, Washington, DC.
I am so happy that we had Jim as our agent in the purchase of our first home. He was extremely knowledge, always available and quick to respond, unbiased, and just a really nice and enjoyable person to be around during what can be a very stressful time. I have and will recommend him to anyone, as I couldn't imagine a better agent to have on your side.