Ray Gernhart and Associates
A REMAX Allegiance Company
5100 Leesburg Pike
Alexandria, VA 22301
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and long hours that you put in to get our Falls Church house sold this year. I especially appreciate the time that you spent entertaining perspective buyers at open houses on Sundays during the winter months. I know winter is not the best time to sell a house, but you maintained a positive, professional attitude and diligence to get the job done, and found a wonderful couple to take over the house. And one more thanks for treating us to lunch after the closing, it was a nice way to sit back and reflect on the hard work and excellent results that were achieved by your hard work. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to buy or sell a house in the Washington and Northern VA area. Joan and I are very grateful for all you’ve done for us, a heartfelt thank you again!
As an intimidated and overwhelmed first-time home buyer, I can confidently say that Ray was a godsend. Within 5 minutes of my first visit to his website (www.talktoray.com), he gave me a phone call to introduce himself and schedule an introductory meeting. Ray worked to my schedule, and agreed to COME TO MY HOME after work. In that first meeting, I explained my situation, and he took the time to walk me through the entire process of finding, purchasing, and financing a home. He didn’t ask me to sign anything, and even discouraged me from doing so. Ray left me with extensive literature that covered the home-buying process in detail, and recommended many great references for review.
Now here’s the best part. When you work with Ray, you get Ray’s whole team.
From that first meeting, Ray quickly set me up with points of contact for home loan information (his long-time colleague and financial professional, Tina Nielsen, proved to be an amazing ally in the process). After taking the time to show me nearly 15 places, I found my dream home and entered into a contract. Ray took care of everything, and I always had complete confidence in him. He connected me to a fantastic home inspector and a top-notch title settlement firm to help me get through the process. I was able to close on the property within a very frenetic 4 weeks from the first home visit, and there’s NO way I could have done this without Ray.
The negotiations were painless. Ray was in constant contact with the seller’s agent, often providing me updates very late into the evening. Ultimately, he got me the property under list price with additional concessions for home improvements recommended by his stellar home inspector.
Within 7 weeks of that initial meeting with Ray, I had the keys to my first home. There’s no substitute for Ray’s 25 years of experience and contacts, and he’s a pretty great guy to boot. Don’t hesitate to call him!
I consider myself VERY lucky to have connected with Ray when looking to purchase my first home recently – he was amazing though the entire process … Being it was a first home, he knew it was an overwhelming experience for me but took the time each step of the way to explain everything and make sure I was comfortable with all my choices/options.
He was incredible with the negotiation process and I know I would have not been able to make it though all of it without him! I have been telling everyone I know to meet with Ray when looking for a new home.
Ray is completely professional and knows the Northern Virginia area VERY well and can really help navigate what could be quite a stressful life experience.