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My family and I needed to relocate from out of state to NOVA for work. We had a tough list of criteria; good schools, friendly neighborhood, and lots of room for our big family but on a relatively modest budget for the area. Having little knowledge of the area we put our well-being in our realtor's hands. Gerda and her team delivered!First we looked at rentals; a try before you buy experiment. Having animals and space requirements our prospects were dismal. Some properties looked good to my eye but her associate Ezra who took me on the showings was quick to point out major flaws I never would have noticed that I am now VERY thankful he pointed out to me. It came down to either giving up and not taking the new job, rehoming our animals and trying again (not an option), or opting instead to purchase as suggested by Gerda and Ezra, a possibility we had honestly not considered after we had taken a significant loss in property value in our previous home after the real estate bubble had burst which led to a bankruptcy.It was a process that was quite rushed and difficult due to time constraints, and it was Gerda and Ezra's expertise, patience, and tenacity that got us through it all. We started the process looking for rentals in late February, began looking for purchase options in early March, had an offer in a week later, and closed less than 30 days after that. The home we purchased is fantastic and the absolute best we could get with our budget. A home we were able to purchase solely because of our realtor's excellent negotiation skills with the seller (a deal without seller's concessions would have put a halt to the whole thing), and constant communication and follow up with our mortgage company who had been dragging their feet and put the deal in jeopardy.I never felt for a moment Gerda and Ezra were not working as hard as they could for us, and they held our best interests paramount. An experience so unlike the other 3 homes I have purchased and so much better.I highly recommend Gerda and her team; it will be the best decision you make.- Dawn H.
Gerda is the best!!! She really listened to your need and work with her heart to get you exactly what you were looking for! We are forever thankful for her and her work ethic!!!- Christelle M.
Gerda is very experienced professional realtor with many years of expertise. She knows real estate market in DC and NOVA very well. Gerda assisted me in buying my first house and I would not wish working with another realtor. She also assisted me several times with rentals. She is patient, attentive to details and always puts customer first. I highly recommend her, including for international clients still learning about the real estate market in the US.- Lev N.
Gerda was such a great help in finding tenants for our rental. She was very knowledgeable about the area and comps, which gave us a confident starting point. She kept us informed with progress and detailed our options to satisfy any concerns.- Jams W.
I had an amazing experience with Gerda Gaetjen in my home buying process. As a first time home buyer, I benefited enormously from her expertise, knowledge of the local market, and her willingness and patience to provide me with answers and advice along every step of the way. She advised me on each aspect of the home buying and mortgage process and went out of her way to make me feel fully informed and equipped to make the right decisions. Her responsiveness was truly exemplary and I could reach her at any time of the day and night via email or cell phone. She has a kind, patient and service oriented manner that is highly appreciated not only by her clients but also by the real estate agents representing the other party. I highly recommend her for a successful and pleasant home buying experience.- Marielle H.
Gerda assisted me in finding my first rental apartment when I moved to Alexandria, as well as my first condo purchase here a year later and both were wonderful experiences. I was struck by Gerda's constructive criticism in evaluating the properties I was interested in, and immediately felt like she was on my side in getting the best value and the qualities that were most important to me. She demonstrated complete competence throughout the process, and was extremely prompt in responding to my questions and facilitating each step of the way. I feel she was a fair and firm representative of my interests in negotiations, and highly recommend her as an agent.- Lisa L.
Gerda was a great agent; she helped me buy my current home and sell my former home. She was very responsive to emails and phone calls and was always on time for our appointments. Shes very knowledgable of the Northern Virginia area as well as the selling and buying processes from beginning to end. She provided great tips on preparing a home for sale, including setting the price and effectively staging the property, and I attribute her suggestions and preparation to receiving a purchase contract on the first day that my former home went live on the MLS. For my home purchase, Gerda listened to my home requirements and demonstrated that she knows the things to look for that might affect resale value. She was very aware of the fair market price for my home purchase and what was needed to submit a winning contract. Overall, my experience selling and buying with Gerda as my agent was extremely positive. I would highly recommend working with her.- Shawna G.
Professional, experienced, solid understanding of the local real estate market, aggressive negotiators, highly responsive, quick, candid, trustworthy, extremely effective. We have been involved in many real estate transactions over the years - we have never met a more professional pair of realtors than Gerda and Ezra. We hadn't met them before, but selected them based on their knowledge of the area in which we were selling. Very lucky for us. We quickly came to trust their judgement and knew they were looking out for our interests. We couldn't have asked for more or better, and we highly recommend them.- John O.
Outstanding customers service very professional and has excellent customer service and responsiveness. I would recommend Gerda to my friends and family members.- Kimberly S.
Gerda helped us sell our home (and buy a another). She did an excellent job of finding a place that was right for us, and assisted us getting the deal we needed both on our sale and purchase.- Mark B.
Gerda is amazing and extremely professional. This is the second time I've worked with Gerda, and my family and significant other has also worked with her. She's become a really close friend. We love Gerda!!- Mauricio P.
Outstanding service from a real professional. Gerda knows the area market and carefully listens to her clients. She takes the time to get to know them and to understand their needs. She then studies the market and works with her clients to prioritize their needs in order to ensure success.- Edwin G.