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Highly likely to recommend

"Unbelievably good negotiation skills."

 

Rama B.

Fairfax

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Jim is very knowledgeable, a process expert, unbelievably good negotiation skills. We thank him for making our first home process very smooth. Because of his negotiation skills, responsiveness, we were able to close our home in less than 5 weeks.




I came upon Jim Gilbert because after months of trying to sell the house we decided to look for a new agent. He mailed us a very detailed and professional market analysis which prompted me to call for more information. His wife was very reassuring and I set up appointment with Jim. He came to the house and was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I have to say I was very impressed. We agreed that we would go with him. What a great decision. Within a few weeks we had multiple showings and eventually got multiple offers above the asking price. He was well organized when he contacted the multiple agents to find us the best offer. The offer we eventually took ended up having issues closing, through no fault of ours or Jim’s. What a process. He was calm, reassuring and incredibly knowledgeable. He gave us great advice about what next steps should be. He was working in conjunction with my buying agent so that everyone was on the same page. He kept us well-informed about what was happening and what the ramifications would be. In the end, it all worked out. I was incredibly pleased with the service he provided us. Countless hours were spent trying to get things finalized and work through. He was incredibly patient, knowledgeable.

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"What a great decision."

 

Ann R.

Bristow

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Highly likely to recommend

"We would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home."

 

Louvern C.

Bristow

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We appreciated everything that Jim did to assist us and guide us in selling our home. Since we were doing a short sale, Jim’s knowledge and experience were invaluable in helping us in the negotiations with the bank. We would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.

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"I have referred several people to Jim and will continue to do so."

 

Danielle D.

Fairfax

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Jim handled practically every aspect of the short sale of my condo. He communicated frequently and knowledgeably with me and effectively with the banks. He made a bad situation much easier to handle. I have referred several people to Jim and will continue to do so.

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"I would heartily recommend Jim and would use him again should I need to buy or sell my next home."

 

David M.

Bristow

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I would heartily recommend Jim and would use him again, should I need to buy or sell my next home. After 11 months trying to sell our home with a different agent/realty company and having not even a single offer on the house despite lowering the price well below market and having multiple open houses, we interviewed several agents to see if we could come up with a successful sale. In the end, we went with Jim. Admittedly at that time, we weren't sure if this was the best choice. But within just 6 weeks we had 3 offers on our home and were under contract ABOVE the current asking price. As we neared our settlement date, the buyer ran into issues with the underwriter needing "just one more thing" that ending up pushing our settlement date out one day at a time for two weeks. At one point, the buyer was technically in default, having passed the contract deadline to close the sale. However, Jim stayed on top of the issue and kept us informed daily and sometimes more often as things changed. We finally did settle per the terms (except date) of the original contract offer. We were literally pulling our hair out at some points, but Jim stayed on top of this and kept us from poking our eyes out. I'm SOOOOOOO glad we didn't decide to go with the 1.5% commission "hands off" sales option that we were very closing to choosing instead of Jim. If you need a good realtor, Jim would be an excellent one to consider. I know I'll use him the next time I need a realtor.