Cristina is an amazing Realtor! Her and her team did a wonderful job communicating with us from the very beginning of what kind of house we could afford and where we would be comfortable living to explaining the documents as we signed the contract to build a house. She is very thorough in explaining what we need to do to make the process as smooth as possible. We will definitely be coming back to her for our next home!
This is the fifth home/condo my Mother and myself have bought, and Cristina is the third agent that we have worked with although I have interviewed 8 agents over the course of 10 years. Right away I knew I had found a gem! Reason #1 She took her time to answer all my questions with absolutely no rush, and this is before she even knew she would be my agent. Reason #2 She spoke in laymen's terms being a seasoned buyer I know most of the real estate lingo/process, but we're talking hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I want to feel free to ask anything and be told in plain English what to expect and do next. We spent 5 hours going over our bid I am one of those people even if I know the answer sometimes I just want to make sure I am right, previous realtors just want this process to go through some I could tell did not know and just BS through, Reason #3 She knows how to be a modern day real estate agent, I could esign nearly all paperwork needed during this process, and if you have ever bought a house you know there's a ton of paperwork. Reason #4 She knows this business she literally helped us save 7k during a hot market. How? She wrote up one of the cleanest bids I have seen, she made suggestions that would help our bid look more appealing i.e not nickle and diming the seller for inspection issues, writing a letter to the seller from our family (the seller said these made a significant difference they even left furniture knowing from our letter that we were moving from a smaller home into a larger one!). Reason #5 She knows more then just the real estate process she knows and stays connected with people you will need now that you are buying/owning a home. She helped me find a great lender quick shout out to Terry Schenck and Joshua Driegert with Prosperity Home Mortgage Terry was the only one out of 10 lenders that I talked to that told me about a special offer with Wells Fargo to save me .25% on my loan, when I mentioned to the 9 others they all said oh yeah ahh that is an option( are you kidding me ), and theres more to this story lots more all I can say thanks guys. Reason #6 Its been a month since we bought our home and I still talk to her asking questions, and getting answers! : ) yeah not many realtors I know that do that just one! Thanks once more for everything Cristina!
Cristina helped us find the dream home in NOVA! She has a solid understanding about the area and the market (especially a brisk one!) Cristina was extremely responsive and accommodating during the whole house-hunting process - no matter it was a weekend day or after-hour. She was able to answer our questions and offer insights on every step of the way, from the first trip to after-closing. Her team was very professional and effective when we needed them. Cristina's knowledge, professionalism, expertise, and personality made us feel very comfortable and connected. I highly recommend Cristina if you are looking for buying a place to call home!
We cannot say enough about Cristina - having worked with other realtors, she is simply the best. We recently bought a house with her, and would not have been able to accomplish it without her.
Her local knowledge put us into many homes before they hit the market giving us a huge buyers' advantage. Her expertise in houses helped us find what we wanted and educated us on things we overlooked. She is prompt, super responsive, fun, and incredibly knowledgeable about the process of buying a house - and knows how to explain things and simplify decision-making in a way that is empowering and never pushy. Her negotiating skills are excellent because she knows the precise points of give-and-take for a given deal - we wouldn't have gotten our house without her and her knowledge of the non-monetary options to win your bid.
She is also incredibly well connected, her people are stellar and have helped us before and after with maintenance or repair guidance and the qualified (and reasonably priced) contacts to do it.
We also got along fabulously with her and surprisingly enjoyed finding and buying a house, stress and all. We'll use her again for sure if we ever need to buy or sell and highly recommend her!
We recently completed a half-year process of searching for and purchasing a home. Of the multiple experiencesI’ve had over the last 40 years in making home purchases, this was by far the smoothest that I have experienced. Much of that smoothness can be attributed to the many ways that Paula helped steer us through the process. She is energetic, persistent, and knowledgeable and often took extra steps to organize the process and keep things on schedule. She even created a spreadsheet with all of the contact information of the participants for us. On a personal level, she is extremely pleasant to work with. I heartily recommend her to anyone who is seeking to make a home in the broader Northern Virginia area.
Cristina is very easy to work with, very knowledgeable, responsive, and she is fun to be around with. She made the deal go very smoothly. She told us about the process, what would happen, and it HAPPENED exactly as what she said to us... THANK YOU, CRISTINA!!!!
Cristina went above and beyond her duties as a real estate agent. She helped my husband and I not only sell our house quickly, but navigate through the 11 offers that we received. The photos that were taken of our house were stunning and the staging was prefect. We couldn't believe our house could look that amazing! The brochures describing our house were extremely professional. She was very prompt in returning any and all of our questions that arose during our selling process. Cristina made the selling process so easy. If anyone is looking to sell your house, she is the person to do it!
Cristina was fabulous! My husband and I were looking to purchase our first home in the summer of 2011. I had met Cristina earlier that year at a bridal show, so I reached out to her when we decided to get serious about our home search. Cristina was so great to work with. She was extremely patient with us and she really took the time to explain everything to us step-by-step. She was incredibly responsive to our many inquiries/requests, which in retrospect were probably more than a few. As we all know, first time home buyers can be quite challenging to work with, but Cristina never made it seem like we were bothering her, or that we were high maintenance (though I am pretty sure we were). Thanks to Cristina, we were able to purchase the home of our dreams, and we got a great deal with very minor back and forth with the seller. Negotiations and closing were painless. We have been in our home for a little over two years, and we absolutely love it. We plan to be here for quite some time. We couldn't have done it without Cristina! I recommend her to all of my friends, and if we're ever in the market again, we won't go to anyone else!
I was in a difficult situation when listing the house and Cristina went above and beyond to make the process as "painless" as possible. While at times, Cristina may have appeared to make a lot of suggestions for improvements, they all paid off as evidenced by the quick sale of the property. None of the suggestions that Cristina made were unreasonable or wrong. She did recognize that we were on a short timeline to get the house on the market, and she wanted to make certain that the most important things were addressed in as timely a manner as possible. I would recommend Cristina Dougherty to anyone who needed to sell their property. Cristina is extremely knowledgeable with not just the market conditions, but with what potential buyers want in a new home. She makes good suggestions, and is constantly in communication with the buyer throughout the process.