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Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Cherrydale, Arlington, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

Celeste was a joy to work with. The Capital Area Homes Keller Williams Teams are very creative, dedicated and hard working individuals. Celeste and Scott worked relentlessly to sell our home in Arlington. Scott provided insight and excellent leadership to his team. Celeste devoted a lot of time and was successful in selling our home. I appreciated their quality and the level of integrity demonstrated by both Scott and Celeste.

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Cherrydale, Arlington, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

Scott supported me in three different transactions and proven to be trustworthy and easy to work with. He has demonstrated to me certain level of integrity and commitment that lacks within the real state industry. Scott is creative, smart, and relentlessly worked hard thus dedicated great deal of time to successfully sell my home. Scott and his professional Team members at Keller Williams earned my trust and along the years proven to be successful in closing any real state deal. Scott is a good manager and treats people with respect. I certainly appreciated his honesty and work ethics. I depend on Scott to provide me with insight and support in dealing in any real state transaction. He is certainly built a good reputation within his field and maintains good relationship amongst his peers.

Helped me rent a Single Family home in Falls Church, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

Clare Sullivan connected my roommates and I with her colleague, Gabriel Jarjuri, to help us with finding a house for rent. This was a terrific recommendation. We received nothing but informative and responsive correspondences. Gabriel was very helpful and patient, he met with us on a frequent basis to tour and review properties that aligned with our interests. We managed to find a house within a timely period and located in the area we had hoped to settle in. A big thank you to Clare, Gabriel, and everyone at Capital Area Homes!

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.05M in Oakton, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness: 5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills: 5/5 stars

We have bought five houses over the last fifteen or so years. Without question, Crystal has been the best agent we have worked with. She is very detailed and meticulous. She has great knowledge of the McLean/Tysons market and advised us of homes even before they came on the market. Crystal was attuned to our needs, answering questions at all hours and preparing us for next steps. We recommend Crystal with great enthusiasm.

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Mc Lean, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise: 5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness: 5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills: 4/5 stars

Scott was very responsive and kept us apprised of what was going on at all stages of the process. We worked with him over a period of months before the house was listed (including through some difficult times for our family), and he was unfailingly patient with our situation. He was also very helpful in advising us concerning what to do to maximize our house’s marketability.

-Jay Kraemer

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.575M in Mc Lean, VA

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

Buying a house with Crystal was a wonderful experience. She is an excellent listener and she was able to pinpoint on our long list of wants/needs houses that would be an ideal fit for our family in our budget. Her responsiveness was excellent and knowledge of the process and the local community were invaluable. She is very detail oriented. We love our house and feel we hit the jackpot with our realtor.

Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 for approximately $400K in Fairfax, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

“Celeste was great to work with. She made the process of selling our home as easy and worry free as possible. We would recommend her to anyone! She went above and beyond to help us with anything and everything. Her marketing strategies got us a higher sale price than we expected, and we sold at the highest price in the neighborhood to date.”

Bought a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $450K in Ashburn, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

Working with Celeste was like working with a friend! She was very personable and kind with the client’s best interest in mind. As a first time home buyer with tons of questions, we felt very comfortable throughout the entire process as she held our hands along the way. She’s always asking, “what can I do for you today?”. She was honest and tough (when the time called for it) so that we didn’t go beyond my means. Also, she peppered the seller with questions and helped with the lender to try and get the best deals and lowest rates possible. If we need home buying/selling help again, we’ll definitely look to Celeste!

Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Mc Lean, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars

We can’t say enough good things about Scott! He helped us with the sale of our townhouse and purchase of a new home in McLean! He and his team have been awesome, very responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with throughout both transactions! In the past several years we have had three other property transactions and always felt like the real estate agent did not add much value to the transaction. Scott, however, added immeasurable value; I honestly don’t think either transaction could have closed without him. Moreover, his negotiation abilities are unmatched. Our townhouse sold for more than any prior one (that we know of) on our street. With regards to the new house we purchased, Scott negotiated us a better deal than we ever imagined. We could not be happier and highly recommend him to everyone!

We were very pleased with the service we received from Ria Dougherty and Scott Shawkey. They worked closely with us to identify the type of property to best suited our needs, we’re patient with us as we explored property after property and then helped us close the deal quickly and effectively. We look forward to working with them in the future.