|06/22/2016 - fern m.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Oakton, VA.
Working with Dave was a pleasure, and my townhouse sold within just a few days for full price, no contingencies.
He was realistic, thoughtful, and very helpful in the preparation of my home for listing, using his range of experiences to help me make the house look as good as it could look without spending unnecessary money. He suggested small changes that had big impacts on the overall appearance of the home, while recognizing that I was still living in the house.
His marketing strategy was superb, as my open house was attended by far more people than any in the townhouse complex, and resulted in a quick sale. Photographs were top-notch, and the schematic drawing of the floor plan of each level in my home was unique and, I believe, drew additional interest.
Dave walked me through all aspects of selling a home, preparing me for any and all contingencies. Thankfully, there were no "hiccups" during the process and closing was smooth, but his attention to detail and communication with the buyers' agent was much appreciated.
12/09/2015 - chicago_andrew
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Fairfax, VA.
Dave's great! He's helped us both sell a condo (in 2003) and buy a home (in 2014), and represented us very well in both instances.
When he represented us selling our condo, he was pragmatic and thoughtful in listing the place, but at the same time didn't push us to incur unnecessary expenses to get the place ready. He sold it for top dollar with multiple bidders nevertheless, and well above a price we thought possible.
When he represented us buying a home, he was a wonderful agent. He was thorough and diligent, and used his many years of experience to guide us as we searched for and toured homes. At the same time, he wasn't pushy at all, but instead guided us in our search for the dream home.
If I ever buy or sell a home again, Dave will be my first (and only!) call.
07/08/2015 - gregory schaub
Sold a home in 2014 in London Towne, Centreville, VA 20120.
Dave Swartzbaugh is the complete package when it comes to a realtor. Good realtors are becoming increasingly scarce as more people are trying to break into the market or are trying to make a quick buck and move onto the next client. Dave values every client like they are his only client. He takes the time to understand what is client's end goal is, whether it is buying or selling, then does extensive research to best position his client for success. He made himself available all hours of the week to meet with the us to show properties. While the process can be overwhelming for the buyer, Dave has a keen eye for things during a walk through and points out where the buyer may run into problems down the line. This was extremely valuable as it prevented us from getting caught in a bad situation. He walked us through every step of the process and made it as painless and enjoyable as possible. I highly recommend Dave to everyone looking to buy or sell a property as you will be hard pressed to find anyone who works as hard and provides better service than him.
02/26/2015 - ennioface
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Alexandria, VA.
I met Dave by chance not knowing what to expect. While working with him, i found him to be the upmost professional and a seasoned veteran of the market. He had an abundance of resources from financing to inspection for those who would like options. Dave was always quick to show us the properties we were interested in and gave us sound advise on what to look for in a house. A great attitude and patience about him. After 6 months of looking, we finally found the perfect home. Dave and his team were quick to move and provided a smooth closing. The think a main reason for success is knowing what to expect throughout the whole process, which Dave and his team provided from day one. Me, my wife, and our 2 little girls couldn't be happier in our new home. Thank you again AgentDave.
02/20/2015 - dmharvey79
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Centreville, VA.
My wife and I have purchased two homes and sold one home with Dave as our realtor. We couldn't be happier with the services he provided on all three transactions and we can't recommend him enough. Dave is a very knowledgeable realtor and he always looks out for his clients during every step of the buying or selling process, which is always very reassuring. If you are looking for a professional and capable realtor you can trust, Dave is definitely your guy!
01/28/2015 - amcdonal86
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Bluemont, Arlington, VA.
Throughout the entire process, Dave was responsive and was great at giving advice. He was able to give us an objective opinion about all of the houses we looked at, which is important so that you don't get carried away with certain aspects of a house and neglect other things. He always let us know the advantages and disadvantages of every decision we made, and we felt very confident as first time home buyers when it came time to sign papers at closing. At no point did Dave ever pressure us to do anything that wasn't in our best interest and is very trustworthy. Even months after closing, he has kept in touch with us and has helped us resolve some minor issues that you run into with any old house. We were referred through a friend/coworker, and we are glad we were. Dave is the man!
Rick & Kristen Lenz (Sold 2012)
We also want to say a big "thanks" for all your help getting us through selling our place. It was sure a challenge with the tight timeline, all the quick fixes to the place, and the low summer traffic. The home just looked beautiful when we left it thanks to Wilson, the cleaners, and the staging, and we know that wouldn't have happened without your willingness to adapt to our schedule and expedite things. We also appreciate how responsive you were to our (Kristen's) emails, so that we still felt very engaged in the process even though we're no longer in the area.
Mike & Luz Stevenson (Purchased 2011)
Buying our first home was one of the best experiences of our life. We learned so much. You did a great job keeping us informed. We appreciated your dedication to helping us find our house! Thank you for all the extra effort you put forth with us. And thank you for your attention to detail and thoughtfulness. It made the process enjoyable and rewarding. You were always responsive, helpful and respectful of our needs and concerns- which ensured that we found exactly what we were looking for! We love our new home!!!
Dennis & Laura Harvey (Purchased 2009)
Thanks so much for helping us find our new home! You are a wonderful agent! Thanks for the gift card too!!!! Thank you!
Terry & Anne (Sold 2010)
We greatly appreciate all your hard work and guidance on the sale of our home. Please take your wife to dinner as a token of our appreciation.
Troy Ayala (Purchased 2009)
We met through a business colleague referral of your services. Rhiannon & Kevin Lawler was the mutual client/colleague. They spoke of your diligence in identifying what was important to them in finding a home. I enjoyed the patience and expertise of the area you displayed when home searching. One essential element when going through you was your ability to provide incite into the property value trends and upgrading comparisons. We did not have many compromises because you and your team made our purchase an easy one.
Marc Hurwitz (Sold 2007)
I am writing you to commend David Swartzbaugh, who sold my apartment in Arlington in June. David went far above and beyond my expectations of him. David did everything with me never stepping foot in Virginia. He managed open houses, dealt with my tenant and property manager, painted (yes, painted!) my dining room, and atop of all this, agreed to serve as power of attorney at the closing. He worked so hard for the sale, and I was entirely satisfied and impressed by his good work and diligence. I will gladly recommend him and Weichert tom y friends. You are very fortunate to have David on your team. He's a true go-getter.
Emily & Joe Rivera (Sold & Purchased 2003)
I just want to let you know that I really appreciate the time you have taken with us, helping us for 6 months through the FOUR contracts on our home and the two on the buying end. We couldn't have asked for a better agent in my opinion. And I'm sure you'll enjoy having a microwave that actually functions...hehe. I'm sure that through the wonderful world of email that we'll keep in touch, and of course you'll be invited to our housewarming get-together whenever we have it, through i have to warn you, it maybe the summer by the time we get around to it...hehe. Thanks and talk to you later!
Bill J. Polizos (Sold & Purchased 2004)
The purpose of this letter is to express my gratitude and appreciation for the excellent teamwork displayed by Carol Van Doren and Dave Swartzbaugh.
I recently sold and bought a home utilizing the services of Weichert Realtors and Weichert Financial Services. In the process of selling my home I was confronted by a multitude of realtors. Carol and Dave were clearly a cut above them all. From start to finish, Carol and Dave exhibited the highest levels of customer service and professionalism. I always felt that I had two agents that were highly motivated, experienced and energized to competently attend to the many challenges along the way. They answered all of my frequent questions with patience and promptness and their expertise and advise was indispensable throughout the process. In addition to all their professional competence, I found them both to be consistently congenial and a pleasure to work with. All of the above instilled within me the confidence that I could depend on them to provide the information and advice I needed in order to make the right decisions. As long as they are available, I would never consider using other agents in the future and I will recommend them highly to all those I meet seeking a realtor.
Tracey & Erik Johnson (Purchased 2003)
Erik and I would like to say THANKS again for helping us find a home. We thought you were great fun to work with. Look forward to seeing you at the house warming.
I promise it will be worth the while! :)