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TESTIMONIALS

“Rachel and her team were great. They got my house sold in a week and kept me up on everything through closing. I’d recommend Rachel and her team to others. ”
David P.



“Ben was fantastic to work with. He always kept up informed and we never were left with unanswered questions. He listened to our needs throughout the process and adjusted our requests for market inventory… extraordinary at all times and is a true asset to Rachel Valentino’s team… Ben was a huge help in deciding which piece of land would work best for our needs and wants just by listening to us… we moved here from NJ and we had the same real estate agent for 30 years… we were worried about finding an agent who would not only listen to us but who would help us out in an unfamiliar area… we found our new realtor Ben Kanoy… Based off of our wonderful experience with Valentino Associates, we will definitely recommend this company to family, friends and colleagues.”
The Fischer’s



“Valentino Associates was a 10… Ben is fantastic… communication to problem solving was expertly handled… Ben put together just the right offer with the right features, which ended up making the difference… listened to my needs and help me reach my goals… honest, trustworthy.”
Joelle B.



“My experience with Valentino Associates was excellent…worked with Aaron, Rachel and Ben to sell and purchase a new home…Everything was perfect and couldn't have gone better…Communication was always great…Each answered all of my questions and kept me in the loop for the whole process…In selling our house in DC, Rachel recommended a strategy based on our timelines and concerns and really maximized our return and had 11 solid offers in less than a week…In buying the house in Alexandria, Aaron provided me with excellent advice on coming up with an offer that was fair and attractive to the seller and which allowed me to get a great deal on a fantastic house in a great neighborhood…My entire experience was perfect”
Jeff V.



“Our overall experience with Valentino & Associates was excellent… team was awesome… made themselves available for communication throughout the day and at all hours of the day… Rachel helped us close on the house that we purchased after midnight on the day we decided to make an offer… team was relentless to our needs and made excellent recommendations… Rachel helped talk us out of an emotional purchase that ultimately would not have been the right decision for our family… very focused on making sure that we were ultimately going to be very happy rather than being focused on just getting a deal made… Rachel and Ben will be lifelong friends of ours and we would definitely recommend their services to our friends in the future.”
Kevin & Melissa



“Valentino & Associates offers exceptional service… professional in… demeanor and advice… guidance but also…ability to let us figure things out on our own… never pushy with any recommendations… supportive of us every step of the way… Ben handled our closing for us, and met us at the house for a final walkthrough and then attended settlement… He was also top notch… guided us every step of the way with utmost professionalism and poise.”
Stacey



“Great overall experience using Rachel Valentino & Associates…Rachel & Ben were exceptionally professional and responsive…They obviously work to share internal communication well…They endeavor to anticipate the questions clients may have and even prompted me to prepare for parts of the process that were not intuitive…Rachel was consistently honest and forthright about market conditions and that assisted greatly with moving the property quickly.”
E. D.



“I worked with Rachel and Ben…Both were extremely positive…my 4th property acquisition working with this team…Each experience is better than the last…Their availability is unprecedented…Ben always re-worked his schedule to accommodate for my very inflexible one, Rachel was always willing to see homes with me, often times the next day. It seems like they worked tirelessly for me - and I'm definitely not their only client…Working with Rachel was extraordinary…perfect balance of credentials, experience, professionalism and personality…She was able to safeguard my financial interests, remaining endlessly available, responsive, and present throughout the year we spent together searching for our dream home…respected my price range and was well aware of pertinent market trends…She offered sound advice, was steadfast in her effort to secure a property for me and expertly negotiated an outstanding sale. The process is always seamless with Rachel”
Amy H.



“The Valentino Associates Team created an outstanding experience during my recent purchase… Aaron was extremely professional, organized and knowledgable… He was responsive… Ben helped with some logistical support and scheduling and was also responsive, professional and organized… the responsiveness level of the entire team was top-notch… Aaron went above and beyond… I would recommend Valentino Associates to anyone looking to purchase a home.”
Mary B.



“Maria and Ben were both very responsive to my questions… Maria was extraordinarily patient during a long (10-month) search for the right property… She provided feedback and insight when I asked but never pressured me toward an offer… interactions with Maria and Ben were extraordinary… overall team experience a 10… honest and trustworthy.”
Allison C.



“Working with Maria was one of the best decisions we made in our home buying process… she was responsive, helpful, and creative… refreshingly honest with us about the pros and cons of potential houses… suggested neighborhoods we had not otherwise considered… Maria never lost faith that we would find the right place… We could not be more thrilled with our new house, and we have Maria to thank for all of it.”
Josh & Sarah K



“I rate my overall team experience a 10. I would rate it a 100 if I could…I would rank both Maria & Ben a 10…They have been superb…I did not experience any stress…They would tell me in detail what I need to do or what I should do before an appointment…They would remind me of appointments the day before…did not have to make any phone calls…As for Maria, she is very kind, punctual, and informative…pleasant to talk to…everything planned out well…she came to the settlement with me…The whole experience was extraordinary…I did not have to worry about anything…Whole experience was stress free and now I'm a homeowner…Maria and Ben are honest, trustworthy, and loyal…This gave me 100% trust towards them and your company…I actually told one of my friends about my experience and she plans on contacting Maria in the near future”
Ng



“Lauren was beyond helpful…She took the time to learn our need and wants…always prompt and very thorough…she was on top of every detail…I have already recommended her to coworkers and friends…could not have imagined a better home buying experience…We found the house within a week and closed 30 days after”
Chelsea L.



“We had a great overall experience with Valentino & Associates. Maria and Ben were both great…helped us understand the process… really listened to what we wanted…guided us as first time homebuyers through the process…Every aspect of the experience was fabulous and we learned a lot through the whole process…She was honest, trustworthy and professional…We would highly recommend Rachel and her team to our friends looking to buy or sell”
Marissa & Adam



“Having worked with a few different realtors in DC, I wish we would have worked with Rachel and her team from the start. They were professional, timely, experts that walked us through each step and made recommendations that got our condo sold fast and above what we were expecting. Every penny of upfront costs: staging, painting, repairs paid off huge dividends in the end. Rachel’s team made the whole process painless…we were able to breathe easy…we thank Rachel and her team…They were above and beyond fantastic.”
Bob O.


“We had an exceptional experience with selling our place with Valentino & Associates… Maria answered all of our questions… with amazing efficiency and respect… I know that we were not her only clients, but the attention she paid to us and the speed with which she responded to texts/emails/phone calls made it appear that we were… Ben was absolutely incredible at jumping in during the staging consultation and photography session when he sensed I needed a little extra help… Ben's knowledge of the whole process is obvious, and he was a great resource throughout… Throughout the process, we felt that Maria acted on our behalf in a honest, trustworthy and professional manner… We would 1000% recommend Maria, Ben, and the whole Valentino and Associates team to anyone. It could not have been a better experience for selling our condo.”
Tracy P.


“a very successful and pleasant buying experience… aware of your attention and careful listening… helped me overcome the obstacles of a VA mortgage and found a property quickly that satisfied all my objectives… sound advice regarding the negotiations and remodeling decisions… consider you to be the most professional, accessible and responsive agent I've worked with… I will recommend you if the opportunity presents itself, and I look forward to working with you again in the future”
Glenn B.


“Maria was absolutely exceptional… Maria was punctual in every aspect… respond to every email in a timely and professional manner… arrive to every meeting fully prepared and informed… listened carefully to every detail… she went above and beyond what other realtors would do in order to help us as first-time buyers… the most trustworthy real estate agent that we have met… professional throughout the process… would specifically recommend Maria Fernandez to all friends, family, and co-workers… represented Valentino & Associates wonderfully… patient, kind, professional, intelligent, personable and punctual”
Thamar P.


“Maria was extraordinary… she has an unrivaled work ethic and sense of customer service…wish we had Maria when we bought our first house…she cares for you just as much if you’re buying a million dollar home or a 150k condo…late nights, early mornings it doesn’t matter…shes is responsive, empathetic, patient and understanding”
John K.


“I really enjoyed working with Maria…she worked very hard to help me find the best place for me…I told Maria what I wanted at the outset and she listened…and gave me realistic choices…kept a good eye out for new listings and flagged what seemed to be the best for me…felt like Maria listened to me and personally connected with me…During the negotiations, I felt comfortable and well-advised…I will recommend Maria to family and friends looking to buy or sell”
Stephanie C.


“Maria exhibits outstanding work ethic… attentive to my needs as a client… embodies the meaning of customer service… not once did I feel pressure to make a decision I was not comfortable with… truly a pleasure to work with Maria and I would recommend her to first-time or experienced homebuyers”
Seth D.


“Maria was very quick to follow up… she was very supportive… flexible… knowledgeable… felt like she was working to get me the best deal and very personable/sweet/friendly… felt Maria and her team listened to me to accomplish what I was hoping for… they acted in an honest, trustworthy and professional manner on my behalf… I will recommend them to my family and friends”
Amanda M.


“The attention to detail and constant communication is what makes Valentino & Associates Team an extraordinary organization to work with…We used Rachel to represent us on the purchase of our condo, and returned to her again when we needed to sell…She has a successful track record in the area…Her advice on staging & pricing helped us receive multiple offers on our condo…we ultimately sold it for $8,000 over asking price in 5 days…all of which occurred with us being out of town & in two separate locations…We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome or the level of service that we received…We have already and will continue to recommend Rachel to friends and colleagues”
S. Rodriguez


“Rachel had a clear strategy from the moment we met…This clearly set her apart from other realtors…Rachel's experience and strategy paid off…She expertly navigated the process from start to finish…from timing of the listing, work to be done prior to the listing…to receiving multiple bids and fiercely negotiating on our behalf…We were thrilled with the process and wouldn't hesitate to use Rachel again or refer our friends to her and the team.”
Lauren B.


“I found Rachel and her team to be responsive…She advised me on choosing the perfect home…I highly recommend Rachel and her team to any home buyer…They are the best…I have already recommended them to others.”
M. Ezzeddine


“Maria was available anytime of day or night and would get back to us right away if she was busy. She answered all questions we had and was extremely helpful every step of the way. The entire process seemed so easy when I thought it was going to be extremely stressful.”
Jayne B.


“Rachel and her associates are effective, collaborative and innovative in their approach to marketing real estate. They got the job done where others failed.”
Lester T.


“We would rate our experience a 10 out of 10. Maria was wonderful, she was very resourceful, flexible, and catered to our needs and requirements…went out her way on more than one occasion to make sure we had the opportunity to view all the homes we were interested in, even if she couldn't show them herself, she coordinated with her colleagues so they could step in where possible…went above and beyond to learn about our home buying program, on short notice…She even took time out to attend an evening class offered by our housing program to familiarize herself with the terms and conditions…Now that we own our home, Maria even checks in every few months to see how we are doing”
T. Whitt


“Maria in addition to her team did an outstanding job. The level of support and professionalism I received ensures that I will be a continued customer of Valentino and Associates for years to come. Maria did an outstanding job. Available at all hours for my questions and concerns, willing to give me honest advice supported by facts, and remained flexible with my ever-changing work schedule.”
Steve F.


“Maria Fernandez is the most exceptional real estate agent with whom we have ever dealt, and we have bought and sold homes for over 2 decades… she was always ready with excellent listings and sage advice… Her knowledge of the DC market and environs was excellent… she was our advocate through the entire process… Her professionalism is tops. We found her on Yelp, and the 5 Stars were right”
R & J Brown


“I was recommended Valentino & Associates by a friend who used the team for her first home purchase and had an exceptional experience…had the pleasure of working with Maria Fernandez to purchase my new condo in DC…very knowledgeable, trustworthy, proactive, and responsive realtor…She truly made my first home purchase a positive, informative, and seamless experience…I highly recommend Maria and the company to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home”
A. Kayani


“I've used Rachel and her team to purchase two properties and sell one…Rachel, Maria and Ben were always prompt, courteous and professional…they got me a good sale price on the property I was selling and got me a similarly good purchase price on my new place…I trusted them to keep an eye on the details and Maria handled a very tough and in some ways unique negotiation on my purchase…She's (Maria) always calm which is a good demeanor…I like that they have someone like Ben to move the process along…Highly recommend Rachel Valentino & Associates”
Mark E.


“Our experience with Valentino & Associates was absolutely a 10. Lauren was fantastic to work with. Real estate buying/selling is a complex transaction with occasionally unforeseen situations. Two things stand out: That we were able to quickly engage Lauren to help us buy our new home while, quickly listing our previous home for sale. Also, that Lauren was able to schedule myriad moving pieces to work together almost flawlessly was a minor miracle. I'd say that the key to making this a smooth transaction was that Lauren really listened to us and to understand what we want...and then tried to make it happen.”
Brad G.


“I am a first time buyer and had a great experience with Maria…always responded thoughtfully and promptly to my all-hours emails and dealt with so many small details with swiftness and competency… I went into the home buying process with trepidation… I am coming out of it with solid proof that good, trustworthy professionals exist in the field… Maria was on top of properties I was interested in right away and kept an eye on them… Maria is also very patient”
Christina W.


“I loved working with Maria. I was a first-time buyer and had a MILLION questions…she sat with me for two hours and went through the entire home buying process…This helped to ensure there were no major surprises throughout the entire process…It was pretty competitive, and I feel like I got it largely due to Maria's expertise…She knew the right offer to make in order for my bid to be accepted over other potential buyers.”
Marissa B.


“spectacular job on the sale of my condo…I know that I have been mostly behind the scenes since I'm currently living abroad, but all the reports I had from my Dad as we went through the process were extremely positive…the outcome, of course, speaks for itself…Thanks again for a terrific job and for the pleasure of working with such professionals”
P. Miller


“thank you for your amazing work selling our condo…You and your team made the whole process very easy from start to finish. Your guidance and advice on staging, paint, and pricing were spot on and your negotiation skills were truly masterful…thrilled with the outcome… sure to pass your name along to friends”
Lauren B.


“As a first-time home buyer, you and your team made me feel comfortable…I felt confident that you were giving me all the information I needed…by answering every single question I had…Your team was very professional and kept me informed of every strategic move…friendly rapport that made me feel open to contacting you…Your team was readily available and welcomed my question…would absolutely recommend you"
Jamie S.


“I have now purchased two homes through Rachel Valentino and her team, and highly recommend her services…she asks the right questions to really understand what a buyer is looking for…In both cases I ended up purchasing a home in an area of DC that I was not too familiar with and would probably not have considered without Rachel’s research and guidance…Also in both cases, I couldn’t be happier with the eventual purchase and community I lived in. And both places have turned out to be excellent investments from a financial perspective as well…Rachel’s dedication to getting the contract written and submitted in a very short timeframe…I highly recommend Rachel and her team to help with your real estate needs. I know I plan to use Rachel for every real estate transaction in the future.”
Chris K


“Personal attention from Rachel and Ben…understood that we were looking for the ‘perfect’ home and did not want to overpay in a very competitive market…but there was never any mention of settling, upping the budget…Rachel’s approach is friendly, but professional and direct – which is refreshing in frothy market.”
Yuri B.


“rate our experience a 10…Working with Rachel was incredibly easy…her strategy netted us a phenomenal deal…We were selling from overseas and Rachel did so much to accommodate our needs…she made suggestions but explained those suggestions clearly and gave us the space to agree/disagree…the way she hyped the property before listing I think is what really made the difference…We'll also refer you to everyone we know…we are so grateful to you!!”
Katie S.


“As a buyer, I wanted to know that the Realtors I chose would listen and represent me as if I were their only client…that's kind of service we received from Maria Fernandez…Maria’s advice helped us navigate a competitive market and we found a house in a fantastic neighborhood…Maria was extremely attentive, answering questions always in less than 24 hours and usually much sooner than that.. She took us to visit no less than 20 houses and always had a patient, positive attitude…While we felt increased pressure to act, particularly moving across the country, Maria reminded us of our priorities, even when we were leaning toward more expensive houses that we had previously rejected…Rather than steering us to a bigger sale, she pointed us back toward our initial priorities. We could not have asked for a more responsive and professional agent and strongly recommend Maria Fernandez of Valentino and Associates to anyone needing an agent.”
Carissa & Clark M.


“Service was a 10…nothing else you could have done…Excellent organization, attention to detail, and listening to the voice of the customer and acting on behalf of the customer…Maria was willing to really act on our behalf, even during difficult negotiations and requests that I made… there were definitely critical junctures and tests which had the performance not been exceptional, I would not have continued…I will return here when the time comes to sell the property"
Luis A.


“Wonderful service that Maria provided as we searched for a new home…We were complete novices going into the house purchasing process, and Maria educated us the whole way through. She was patient, creative and thoughtful…There were days that we requested to visit a house with no more than an hour advance notice…Maria made it happen…we have a great home and are thankful for all of the help we received.”
Jess P.


“Rated 10 out of 10… Rachel was very knowledgeable and patient with us, which was much appreciated. I don't have any recommendations for improvements. Just continue with their very good service of being extremely responsive and honest… very good service of being extremely responsive and honest.”
Pinchotti


“I would rate my experience as a 10…I felt my real estate needs were understood and met…Every question or concern was addressed immediately…I always felt I was in close touch with Maria…I have already recommended your group to someone else…My house hunting and purchase experience was as positive as my daughter's who used Rachel several years ago”
Sharon J.


“Rachel Valentino is hands down the best real estate agent in the DC area…Ms Valentino has spent the time, energy and effort to meet our needs despite the distance and ever moving goal lines… Rachel has proved to be professional and personable at the same time…Rachel Valentino has proved to be a most kind individual…For the client each move offers a new beginning. Rachel instinctively knows this and her clients are always made to feel at ease and listened to in what is often a trying time…Rachel Valentino and her team are a class act”
MAH


“We had an outstanding experience working with Maria. She is so patient, pleasant, and caring…she did everything promptly, efficiently, and more importantly calmly with smile…during our long negotiation, she always listened to our concerns and provided good advice, communicated our concerns to seller's agent…She paid attention to the detail just like she was buying the property for herself…We will definitely recommend her to our friends and colleagues”
Alireza H.


“I had a real estate related question about my parents' house…I happened upon Rachel's info…Ben, and he answered my question quickly and professionally…when the time comes to get my parents' house on the market in the coming months I will be listing the house with Rachel and Ben”
John N.


“My husband and I could not have found a place without Rachel and her team…They were immensely helpful, always available…very patient with us as we looked through place after place…She went through every step with me from the very beginning…I highly recommend working them.”
Marie M.


“As another first-time home buyer, I was clueless as to the DC market…Rachel was infinitely patient with me…her deep knowledge of the housing market was most helpful…she found me the ideal place…Rachel explained and assisted with the mountain of paperwork that comes with a sale…She is the best”
Ronald C.


“Rachel and her team are incredible to work with…walked me and my husband through the process of being a first time home buyer and made sure to negotiate the best deals…we were made to feel like valued clients…The entire team was surprisingly honest…on our year anniversary of owning we received a gift from them congratulating us…We will definitely use Team Valentino when we upgrade to a larger place in DC in the next year or two”
Jaclyn S.


“We recently sold our DC row house and the experience with Rachel and her team was fabulous...She gave us some very smart advice about how much to invest in renovation without overdoing it...she had a great contractor who was reliable and did excellent work…Rachel helped us come up with a sale price that brought in an offer within a week of going live…We're very satisfied with their work”
Steve D.


“I bought a condo with Rachel 4.5 years ago and it couldn't have been a better decision…she really listened…years later I have a great property that has grown in value and is a perfect rental…If you want a house in the area you can't go wrong with Rachel and her team”
Megan G.


“To describe Rachel, Ben, and my (now 3 experiences) with them, I wouldn't have enough time or space. It's not often that spending money can feel so pleasant. Their passion for their clients and their profession emanate throughout each step in the process of purchasing a new home. I swear Rachel has ESP - she managed to find me places within days, and made the negotiation and buying so easy. I'd give this group 10 stars if I could”
Amy H.


“As a first time buyer in DC, I needed someone who I could trust to do a good job...great job of steering me in the right direction based off of my needs and available finances…Was always available, was very confident in her abilities, advised me when I needed to be advised…Deal was done very quickly and efficiently. Couldn't have asked for more from an agent.”
Ray W.


“As a young, professional, single, first-time home buyer the idea of owning a home was exciting but extremely intimidating…a realtor that I could trust was very important to me…article of the "Young and Upcoming Realtors," I decided to reach out to Rachel…Rachel listened as I went down my list of wants and my price range…I was very impressed with Rachel's energy, professionalism and knowledge of the market…Rachel made herself available to answer any questions I had…Rachel wanted to make sure I found the home just right for me…provided abundant wealth on things to consider such as resale value and not going house broke…I would recommend Rachel Valentino and her team to anyone looking for an energetic, professional, honest, knowledgeable real estate agent.”
Bradley R.


“Rachel and her team are amazing…helped educate us as first-time home buyers on exactly what we should expect and the best ways to purchase a home…Rachel herself went above and beyond in the 11th hour to ensure that a seller considered our bid, and it was accepted…We recommend them to anyone in the DC metro area…They are thorough, attentive, and knowledgeable…Valentino and Associates for recommendations on contractors and vendors for home improvement projects…Their advice is invaluable”
Claire P.


“Rachel and her team helped me buy a rowhouse this fall, and I was very impressed by their work…heard she was great with first-time homebuyers - and she definitely was…they were very flexible about when we could see places…great insight into the value of the place…she gave me great recommendations for who to work with for the mortgage, taxes, repair people, etc”
Abby L.


“My wife and I were very nervous about selling our first place…From the beginning, we were impressed with how much Rachel understood the market…One of the best thing you can look for in a real estate agent is experience, and Rachel and her team will impress you with that from the beginning…she appreciated how quickly Rachel would respond to ALL her emails”
Josh and Emily Edmonds


“Rachel, Thank you so very much! Your efforts & professionalism know no bounds! You mad Todd & me feel comfortable and at ease; and made our entire experience fun & enjoyable. Warmest regards, Kathleen Gobeille"
Kathleen Gobeille


“We can’t thank you enough for all your help and guidance along the way… Your insights were spot on throughout… you and your team were definitely the best part of the whole process… we wanted to make sure you knew how much we appreciated him (Ben) on our end”
Steve & Lizzie C.


“I cannot recommend Valentino and Associates more enthusiastically than I have been to friends, family and colleagues…she immediately understood my sense of urgency and came up with an action plan that included an incredibly responsive and aggressive search process, based on my preferences and timeline…Her team is fabulous – Maria Fernandez showed me a number of properties during weeknights and weekends with patience and attentiveness that reassured me of her commitment to find the best home for me…Rachel also made herself available during working hours to show me places on my lunch break. I was very grateful for the team’s flexibility, dedication and high standard of customer service…I was shocked to find my experience was actually unique among friends in the DC-area, but relieved and pleased as well…Valentino and Associates was a pleasure to work with, from start to finish… My first home buying experience was painless thanks to Rachel, Maria and Ben”
Sarah A.


“I was impressed by three things. How seriously you guys took my interest in finding a relatively small and less expensive piece of property. How quickly Maria responded with exactly the information that I requested, that made me feel more confident as a first time home buyer. I also really appreciated Maria's assistance in the mortgage pre-qualification process. It thanks to her that I secured a better rate with less down.”
Kells H.


"What aspects of your experience were extraordinary- hard to pick just one… every part of the process was so well handled and felt effortless… Ben's professionalism and expert care and attention… I feel lucky to have "stumbled upon" your agency as I did… I won't be able to recommend your agency highly enough - the entire process was an absolute pleasure. You're the best!"
Niki Belkowski


"Thanks for all your work on our home transition… And we love our home… We also appreciate the work and guidance you put into selling our house in 2 and a half months."
Bob and Karen Brinster


"thank you all for all of your help and guidance through buying my first home…your willingness to go above and beyond for me…I will be sure to recommend you to my friends and coworkers who are looking to buy!"


“Thank you for all of your hard work..navigating me through the home buying process with your expertise…exceptional service, knowledge of the DC neighborhoods and real estate, flexibility, patience, and most importantly your honesty…working with you and your team consistently kept the process enjoyable with your positive attitude, dedication, and motivation…You and your team were always dependable and available”
Stitz


"Before meeting Rachel, I was convinced that navigating the homebuying process was simply beyond me… thanks to her tireless efforts, her intimate knowledge… her willingness to answer my many questions… I am now a very proud first-time homeowner… I owe my homebuying success almost entirely to Rachel."
J. Froehlich


"As a provider of professional services myself, I am keenly aware of the need to be responsive and empathetic, to anticipate clients' questions and concerns, and to have practical, effective proposed solutions to offer…these things makes it easy for a client to have confidence that they're in good, experienced hands…Great job, and very much appreciated"
Robert Cohen


"Handling the little details, and they were just done automatically, so I didn't spend time worrying about them…Completely laid out the plan for staging the house as part of the selling package…Studied the comps continuously though out the sale…Felt like I was the only property that her team was working on…I definitely believe that we got the most out of the sale of our property…definitely a team effort"
Craig and Patricia Merrills


"Real estate agents usually drive me insane. Rachel did not…a complete professional--bright, detail oriented and committed to helping us…impressed with her knowledge of the DC market…she listens carefully and provides excellent advice"
Eve Errickson


"We can't thank you enough for being a part of making our home ownership dream come true…We have been hearing stories from our friends in different cities about their experiences with buying a home, and, increasingly, we are becoming appreciative of just how fortunate we were with our experience and outcome…the company you are with is very fortunate to have you…we are recommending you to folks we know here who are house hunting or in need."


"Being a first time home buyer,… I had so many questions…Rachel was able to walk me through the entire process and what to expect….She was also extremely accommodating in scheduling times to show me homes…was able to work with me on how I wanted to communicate with her…I would strongly recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking for not just an agent, but a friend, to walk them through the home purchasing process"


"We envisioned the space that we wanted, but after months of open houses and internet searches, we began to think that we may have to settle for something less than our ideal. Rachel turned this situation right around… She pinpointed the exact building that may be the answer to our search and she was spot on!... Rachel led us through the bidding process with charm and negotiated an exceptional purchase price…. genuinely dedicated to our happiness… She knows the market and she knows people"
Cameron Rupprecht


"Rachel helped my husband and I buy our first house and we couldn't be happier with the outcome...We ended up with more sq ft for our budget than we'd imagined… we're now the proud owners of a three bedroom house… Rachel gave us great guidance and helped us plan in a way that made the process a little less scary… She truly went to bat for us with negotiations, and we couldn't thank her more for that."
Jen Yost/Jack Swetland


"We engaged Rachel to sell the rental unit first… Her approach was thorough and professional, and her marketing plan was excellent… unit sold (closed) in less than 2 months… Needless to say, if we ever require real estate services in DC again, the first call we make will be to Rachel."
Mike/Liz Teubner


"My wife and I are somewhat new to D.C. and were both first time home buyers; we had no clue the first steps of home buying...We contacted Rachel Valentino, she met with us, sat us down with a large binder of steps we needed to take to get the process moving and really helped us wrap our heads around the process of home buying… And when it was time to buy, she was a bull dog, getting us more… then we ever thought possible… She helped us from point A to point Z and beyond in this process, and my wife and I couldn't be more thankful for her in our corner during such a big time in our life (First home). Rachel and her team are truly amazing."
Brett/Kitty Loyd


"From our first meeting with her until the closing, we enjoyed every interaction with Rachel, found her to be professional, and were impressed with her knowledge of the area…she did a great job of introducing us to the process. We honestly felt no pressure to use her, but did not even need to discuss whether we wanted to hire her because she was that great… We would recommend Rachel in an instant and will come to her again when we decide to move. She is definitely the best in the business and we feel lucky to have found her!"
Michael Glick/Amy Markopoulos


"As a first-time homebuyer, I was fortunate to have Rachel Valentino at my side…was always willing to provide feedback and advice along the way… Rachel has a firm grasp on the local real estate market… Rachel was also familiar with the buildings in my desired neighborhood and trends in the market… Rachel should be applauded for accessibility… Rachel was available around the clock to answer any questions… any concerns I had were alleviated by Rachel's professionalism, knowledge, and reassuring manner"
Meghan Dubyak


As first time homebuyers… Rachel was patient and clear, and guided us through
each step… She quickly grasped our needs and our budget, and helped us to focus on condos that met our needs versus those that did not… Rachel's expertise was invaluable in dealing with the complexities involved… Rachel is thorough, patient,
and professional
Peter Weinberger and Chana Lockerman


"Without Rachel's help and expert advice, we probably would not have survived…
we would have given up long ago; or worse, settled for a home that we didn't absolutely love…Rachel was consistently our source of motivation and our best advocate for our home search wish list… She expertly navigated… us from neighborhood to neighborhood to explore the many housing options… Today,
we own a house that we thought we would never find and we attribute our
good fortune to Rachel"
Josh and Jessica Ourisman


As first-time home buyers, my wife and I were extremely intimidated by the entire process of purchasing a home…From our first meeting with Rachel, all of our fears subsided…Rachel made sure to give us a realistic view of the status of the DC market…always very responsive…extensive knowledge of the market . . . We have nothing but the utmost confidence in Rachel and will recommend her to EVERY person that we know that is looking for a new home.
Jeff and Carrie VanDenbergh


"The only thing that didn't change throughout my process was Rachel. She was consistently there for me, exposed me to a wide variety of locations and dwellings, and consulted me along the way (and I'm so glad I listened to her)..... it didn't faze Rachel at all - she treated me the same, spent the same amount of time with me,
and always had an upbeat positive outlook, assured we would find the right place
for me....If you want a good experience navigating the waters of the DC area real estate market - work with Rachel, I assure you, you will be grateful and thankful - she knows what she's doing."
Sara Meacham


"Rachel, as two of the foremost critics of real estate agents, we would not hesitate for a second to recommend you to work with our closest friends and family. You are that competent, and that principled in the way you approach your work. Thank you
for everything that has led us to being such happy homeowners!"
Phil Basso & Iryna Soto-Basso


"Whenever I describe our experience with her, people are blown away by her effort and personality. Rachel is a wonderful agent who can be trusted to always give one hundred percent. ...While it may not happen for everyone, Rachel helped us get nearly $50,000 off the asked for price!"
Kyle & Katrina Faulkner


"Thank goodness we had Rachel as our guide! Rachel brought a combination of tenacity, market and financial savvy, and much needed optimism to our search. I felt confident in her assessment of the properties we visited, and trusted her judgment when it came time to place an offer on a house.

Even when the “unexpected” occurred on the day before our closing, Rachel was able to take control and we went through settlement on time, which enabled Ben and I to take off on vacation the very next morning. In fact, Rachel continued to work hard to remedy a lingering issue with a home repair even after we closed on our home."
Ben & Emily Jenkins


"Rachel was very forthright, honest and responsive throughout the whole process and it was a pleasure working with her. All of her suggestions and recommendations paid off and my husband and I sold our condo and bought a new home all in the same week. Buying and selling a new home can be a very stressful and taxing process but we always felt as though Rachel was truly working for us and had our best interests in mind throughout the whole process."
Kathleen Teixeira
Joseph Cupo


Every step of the way Rachel did a perfect job, so much so that I was left confused by the horror stories I had heard from so many other people when buying a home. I almost couldn't figure out why I didn't have any of these problems, but I know it was because Rachel did an excellent job.....She also did an excellent job finding places that fit into what I was looking for. So much so that the third place I saw on the first day we went to see houses was the one I ended up buying. I naturally we went to see a lot of other places after that, because as a first time home buyer I felt the need to see a lot of places and get a better handle on the market. I have been in my townhouse for only two months now, but I know that it is the perfect place for me at this stage in my life, and I have Rachel to thank for that.
Kevin Hines


Rachel Valentino is the best! Rachel made the process easy & a lot of the fun. We’ll always call on her in the future . . .
Jennifer & Nathan Anderson


"The journey was long and with many hurdles but you did not give up on me.....you gave me encouraging words to help me to keep the faith. Your thoroughness & commitment to your profession makes you the great professional you are. Thank
you again & keep up the great work!"
Rosalind Noreiga


"Rachel always treated us like V.I.P. clients, which we greatly appreciated. If people can be judged by the company they keep, then it speaks very highly of Rachel that
all the professionals she has referred us to have been top-notch. From our mortgage broker to the locksmith, even right down to the neighborhood pizza joint, Rachel’s referrals have made moving into our first home a smooth transition."
Anne Marie & Brian Frere


"Rachel Valentino forgoes sleep and laughs at the concept of downtime. This is how she gets so much done. And this is why her clients are so happy.

Her work ethic was evident from the start; before our first meeting she had prepared a packet of materials that anticipated all of my questions. It was a reassuring flourish of professionalism.

Rachel listens carefully and traffics in empathy. She expertly lays out all possibilities. She asks for unvarnished thoughts along the way.

She treats you like a friend, not like a means to a commission."

Brenden Jackson


"From our initial meeting to closing Rachel provided us with an unmatched level of customer service. She should be praised for her professionalism, ability to answer
any and all real estate questions, and thoroughly understanding and responding to her client's situation."
Chris Churmusi & Brigid Gloekler


"She was professional and approachable in every way, and personable as well.
When we sell our home in the future, or for any other purchases, we’ll certainly go to Ms. Valentino . . ."
Nathan & Jennifer Anderson


“ . . . we could not have bought our condo without Rachel… she was amazingly informative and patient with us… a testament to Rachel's skill at not only listening
to her client's needs, but correctly extrapolating the feelings behind what we were saying… Rachel was just a pleasure to be around… Her enthusiasm was contagious and we always looked forward to seeing her and talking to her.. without Rachel, we could not have done it”
Matt Easley and Katie Heckert


“Rachel was extremely responsive to all our emails and phone calls, emphatic to the emotional whirlwind we were experiencing . . . To all first-time home buyers, Rachel makes a stressful, but extremely rewarding experience, a little bit easier to handle.”
Kristofer Dodge and Kelly Rain


“Rachel Valentino is the consummate professional; from the very start of my
home purchasing process to the very end, Rachel was responsive, informative, and continually had my best interests in mind…I would recommend Rachel Valentino to my friends, family, and peers alike. I will certainly utilize her expertise and high energy level in my next sale or purchase and anybody else who does will immediately have
a leg up on the competition”
Jamey Thayer


“From my first contact with Rachel she was extremely professional and very eager
to help . . . I had many questions about the whole process and her patience, diligence, knowledge, and timeliness in responding to my questions and requests made my whole home buying process much easier… I have repeatedly recommended Rachel to friends and family who are interested in purchasing a home in the DC area, and will continue to do so. She is excellent at what she does!”
Rebecca Lewis


"Rachel struck me as a dedicated professional who put a lot of herself into real estate. She guided me through a relatively easy condo shopping experience and
was there for me . . . as I decided which unit I wanted, and how much to offer. I love my unit and am very happy with the deal that I got. If you're looking for a real estate agent, I would strongly recommend Rachel."
David Orange


"The only reason that I’m in my home today is due to the dedication, willingness, devotion, eagerness, diligence and perseverance of Ms. Rachel Valentino. She took the time to research and send properties that were in my price range and desirable neighborhoods, listened to my complaints and frustrations, was organized and made every appointment, all the while demonstrating exceptional professionalism.... I was very pleasantly surprised to witness her vast knowledge of the Washington DC area and her willingness to visit all of my interested properties."
Deanna McPherson


"As a first-time home buyer I was very nervous about the huge financial commitment
I was about to make. On top of that, I worried that my home search would drag on
in what was a turbulent market. Rachel made sure that I saw only the properties
that met my many requirements while also serving as a fantastic guide in writing
and negotiating my purchase agreement. Thank you, Rachel, for helping put my mind at ease during what is normally a nerve-racking process. I couldn't imagine being happier with the way things worked out."
Adam Cole


“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Rachel Valentino. She impressed
me from the start with her professional approach; her thorough preparation, her courteous demeanor and enthusiasm for her work.”
Maye Aghazadeh


“As first-time homebuyers, we appreciated your willingness to take the time to walk us through the whole process, from taking us from home to home (to home...) all the way through negotiations with the sellers and final closing. Your positive attitude, good listening skills and attention to detail made the process a surprisingly pleasant experience.”
Chris French, August 15, 2007


“I am grateful for your help in locating and purchasing my new home. Your contacts
in the real estate market are many and your understanding of my desires and constraints revolving around this purchase were all greatly appreciated.”
Nancy Hatfield, July 23, 2007


“It was your superb business connections that put me in touch with a mortgage lender who was able to provide information on tax breaks and other first time buyer incentive programs that allowed me to not only buy the property but completely renovate it all while staying well within my budget.”
Samantha Reed, July 26, 2007


“But for me – the most important aspect of working with Rachel was accessibility –
via phone and email. And when it came time for touring properties and open houses – Rachel was willing to work with my schedule.”
Wendy Williamson, December 2008


“In talking with colleagues and family members, it appears that Rachel may be a rare individual in the real estate market. I have often mentioned some aspect of working with her and others have been surprised at her high level of dedication and accommodating style.”
Jonathan Winward, April 5, 2007


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