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A few words from satisfied clients ...

 

From Cindy C (Montebello)

We recently moved to the area and were in search of a rental at Montebello after owning homes for over 30 years.  We just wanted to live a great life and let someone else worry about the maintenance and repairs!  I reached out to Leslie, as she and Cindy both are very familiar with Montebello and was expecting good service.  Was I ever surprised to receive exemplary service . . . on a rental!  She was very pleasant, professional and jumped through hoops, as the property management company was absolutely terrible in more ways than one. If I decide to purchase again in the future I will definitely reach out to this team.  I would highly recommend them.

From Terry & Tom (Montebello)

Over the years we’ve dealt with many realtors in a variety of states and were always well satisfied. We want you to know that in our book – your handling of our rental unit was outstandingclear, enlightening, informative, practical and pleasant throughout. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks a million.

 

From Scott Drummond (Stratford on the Potomac)

Please accept my sincere thanks for the way you handled the sale of our house at 8704 Parry Lane … I first met you when you were the realtors selling the house behind ours on Leo Lane. I was very favorably impressed with your work there. You will recall their situation was somewhat like ours. In our case we were not fully involved and our son did much of the liaison with you. I recognize that this must have been difficult for you at times receiving different guidance and decisions depending on who you were talking with. Regardless of the difficulties, you managed to conduct the sale of the house in an effective and business-like manner. The final proof of your good work is that the house sold promptly and at a favorable price. I do appreciate the considerable time you spend accomplishing the sale

From Stephen Lewis (Montebello)

Cindy and Leslie did a great job selling my property. Their process and suggestions were clear and well reasoned. They kept me informed of each step in the process, and they helped so much at every stage of the sale. I got an excellent result, and I am very happy with how they worked with me. I can recommend them highly and would work with them again in the future.

From Gail Gregory (Montebello)

I cannot say strongly enough how appreciative I am of the help from ‘Cindy and Leslie’ in selling my condo.  They are professional, tactful and attentive to the smallest details.  In this uneven market when I as a seller had little to guide me in developing a realistic expectation of the value of my condo, they were knowledgeable not just about comparables, but also about who my condo would appeal to and what would attract them. 

When I met with Leslie the first time, Cindy was out of town, I already had a new home and was preparing to move my furniture out. Leslie showed me several condos my size on the market, so that I could see my competition.  We then went through my condo and she made recommendations about what I should change to make it attractive to a likely buyer.  All were reasonable and cost effective.  I had no time to shop so Leslie and Cindy did everything: helped me line up a contractor to paint my condo; shopped for lighting and emailed me suggestions for approval; picked up the lighting; and oversaw the installation.  As the condo was empty, they suggested staging it, which they then did for me.  Not only did they hold open houses, Leslie and Cindy made certain that the realtor on duty at the open house knew the community and could answer questions about the condo and our community intelligently. This was important to me because when I was looking for homes I attended many open houses and have eliminated several properties because the agent “hosting” the open house knew nothing about the property or community.  In addition, they provided feedback and context for the feedback after every open house. 

My condo sold in six weeks for list price and there were no last minute problems at closing. I am convinced it is because of their thoughtful, comprehensive approach and professionalism.

From Vicky Gray (Pembrook)

In 1985 I purchased a brand new condo in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Virginia.  Twenty nine years later, with selling the condo in mind, Weichert Realtors Leslie Rodriguez and Cynthia Baggett were contacted.  I had received a letter from them indicating it was a good time to sell a year earlier.  Between October 2, 2014 when the initial meeting with Leslie and Cindy took place and October 24, 2014 when the condo went on the market, thanks to their recommendations and referrals, improvements were made at a reasonable cost. Due to their professionalism and support, a solid contract was signed three weeks later.

Both Leslie and Cindy always made themselves available to answer phone calls, e-mails and text messages concerning questions and to inform of the progress of the sales process.

With their constant support and encouragement, the sale of my condo was quick and easy and sold for a good price.

I would highly recommend them.

From Eric Johnson (Stratford on the Potomac)

On behalf of my parents, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and satisfaction with the highly professional team of Cynthia Baggett & Leslie Rodriguez in the sale of our Alexandria home. This ‘Two on Your Side’ team truly reflects a can-do attitude and I witnessed that they are capable of all phases of the realty process. This includes market research, home sale preparation, web-based sales promotion, and effective closing skills.

My parent’s house needed updating before coming on the market. With my limited knowledge of the local resources, Cindy and Leslie took my request for assistance and led me through the entire process, including contractor selection and remote management. Their attention to quality and cost-effective solutions made the enormous transition of the home come in under-budget and on-time. The forecasted return-on-investment was realized in the final selling price and made the home attractive to sell in only a few weeks.

This team further guided me through not only the pre-sale steps, but as well through all the contract steps right to a successful closing. They made what seemed at first an overwhelming family task, into a lesson why a Professional Realtor is necessary.

Finally, I appreciate and recognize them for being one-part ‘Bulldog’ and one-part ‘Counselor’. They are a powerful force of energy and compassion. They made me glad I selected Weichert Realtors.

From Amy & Mike MacIver (Woodbridge and Manassas)

Testimonial To Two Results-Oriented Realtors

While we fully realized that we were not Cindy and Leslie’s only customer during the period we worked with them, they certainly made us feel like the only ones in the world that Weichert was assisting at the time.

We first happened upon Leslie at an open house when we were in the very beginning stages of considering a change. We were running out of room in our townhome and needed more space. We had a good feeling in our gut just based on that initial meeting at the open house – Leslie had good “curb appeal” – so we invited her over for a “look-see.” She also brought Cindy along for a second opinion.

The first visit was brutally honest, but ultimately, right on target. We had put a lot of time, effort, and money into personalizing our home, but Leslie and Cindy delicately suggested we re-paint certain areas and move our personal touches out of view if we wanted to increase our chances of selling. With heavy hearts we trusted them and forged ahead. We did all that they recommended and couldn’t have been happier with the results. We had three offers after our first open house and had a signed contract on our current home within a week!

The “easy part” was over and then began the “hard part” -- working with a realtor for the house we wanted to buy -- a realtor whose lack of professionalism couldn’t have been more of a contrast to that of Cindy and Leslie’s.

Cindy and Leslie did things for us that we had never experienced in all our house-buying and selling years! They were always available for us regardless of the hour. The time on some of the emails and texts we received left us wondering when they ever slept. They went above and beyond in each and every way even to the point of trudging through the mud and muck of our front-yard-to-be when the septic system was being replaced.

And they stuck with us through thick and thin, through several agonizing back and forths. Leslie and Cindy didn’t always tell us what we wanted to hear, but, more importantly, they always told us what we needed to hear. They even did something extraordinary for us that we won’t specify because it might become an expectation for all their future clients (!). Let’s just say it brought tears to our eyes and sealed the deal with the sellers. Leslie and Cindy’s “never say never” attitude got us to closing on the one and only house that we ever seriously considered during the whole process.

You can bet if we ever decide to sell this house and buy another – which, because we love this new home so very much, we can’t imagine ever doing – we will immediately return to Cindy and Leslie. They weren’t THAT good … they were the best!

 

From Sue B. (Montebello)

Leslie & Cindy are a wonderful team. They were very professional and honest. Their advice seemed extreme at first but in every instance they were right. I am convinced that because of everything they suggested it really helped us get a contract on our condo right away. They took care of finding resources for me and everyone was very reasonably priced. The whole process made my life so much easier and I would recommend them to any seller.

From Vicky Soderberg (Hollin Hall)

I am pleased to recommend Cindy Baggett and Leslie Rodriguez of Weichert Realtors. I met Cindy in October of 2011 at an open house in the condominium community where I now live. I started talking to her about my long-term goals, i.e., to sell my house and purchase a condo in order to downsize and lower my living expenses as I approached retirement. Cindy asked if she and her partner, Leslie, could visit me at my home.

Together Cindy and Leslie laid out for me the process I would be going through and made recommendations on how to “stage” my house for sale. I followed all of their advice as to how to market my home. I de-cluttered, moved furniture, changed curtains, etc. and the result was astounding. My modest home looked like something out of a magazine!

My neighbors commented on how beautiful my house looked. Cindy and Leslie even went to the trouble of going door-to-door in my neighborhood and distributed informative flyers about my house. Some of my neighbors commented that they had never seen real estate agents work so hard.

Cindy and Leslie scheduled my open house for two back-to-back days on a mid-February weekend. What happened next was unbelievable. I returned home on the first day to find that someone wanted to make an offer on the house—for the full asking price! I had a contract the following night.

Now I had to move fast since I never expected to sell my house so quickly. Cindy and Leslie began to help me look for a condo in the community where I now live. They were very knowledgeable about the properties they showed me, and they gave realistic advice as to what an appropriate offer would be.

As it turned out, the condo that stood out from all the rest was one of Cindy’s and Leslie’s listings which I had seen on my own at an open house. To avoid conflict of interest, Cindy and Leslie referred me to other agents at Weichert and my interests as a buyer were well-served by that agent.

The rest is history. I have been living in a beautiful condo in a renowned community for a little over a year and enjoying it immensely. I have met my personal lifestyle goals as well as my financial goals. Cindy and Leslie were total facilitators in this process. I could not have done it without them.

From Susan Corrigan (Mt. Vernon area)

"Thank you for coordinating both the sale of my former home and finding the new home of my dreams... Moving to a new home can be daunting even in what might be considered a buyers’ market. It took patience and persistence and yet you made it fun."

From Johann & John Chanin (Montebello)

"This is an enthusiastic endorsement of Cindy and Leslie ... (they) were friendly, committed and professional ... they focused on our needs and concerns ... they suggested how we could most effectively prepare or 'stage' the condo to maximize the assets... they were smart and effective in their marketing strategy and capitalized on frequent Sunday open houses ... we attribute the sale of our condo directly to one of the many open houses ... followed by contacting prospective buyers; they worked diligently to see that our expectations were heard and met. Leslie and Cindy were always upbeat and supportive, never dismissing our questions ... They were professional, highly ethical advisors ... we would not hesitate to recommend this remarkable team and Weichert, Realtors to anyone looking for superior real estate representation."

From Kate and Jose Manzanares (Mt. Vernon area)

"We worked with Cindy and Leslie when purchasing our first home. We had several realtors prior to working with them and we were so happy to find them. Cindy and Leslie spent an enormous amount of time with us and were always willing to work after hours putting together offers on prospective houses. They never pushed us to look at houses outside our price point and we felt very comfortable with them. Their expertise and professionalism are amazing. And they are nice people to boot! This is surely a dynamic duo!"

From Terri A. (Springfield area)

"I cannot speak highly enough of Leslie and Cindy. Their professionalism and attention to the minute details made all the difference in the experience that I had. They were flexible in meeting my special requirements while also maintaining a personable but professional attitude."

From Shawn J. (Lorton)

 

When I was considering selling my Virginia home during the spring of 2010 in order to move to the west coast, I spoke with Leslie Rodriguez because she was a neighbor of mine and I knew she had sold other homes in my area. Both Leslie and Cindy Baggett then met with me and explained the current housing market, including the effect of the federal tax credit for first-time home buyers that would expire on April 30.

 

After looking at the renovations I had done to my home and further assessing the market, they suggested I put my house up for sale immediately to take advantage of the shiny condition of the home and the tax credit, rather than waiting until the fall as I had planned. Following their advice worked out well for me. They staged the home beautifully and presented an appealing open house which included extensive advertising. As a result, in only a few days I received several offers to purchase my home – the most favorable of which I accepted.

 

Once the sales contract was in place, Leslie and Cindy continued to work for me until the closing to ensure there were no glitches which would prevent the closing from taking place in a timely manner. For all of their work, I am pleased to recommend them to other homeowners who seek the experience and ability they have.

 

From Claire Steele (Mt. Vernon, Alexandria)

"I first met Cindy and Leslie at some open houses around the area. I liked their upbeat attitudes and knowledge of the Northern Virginia area realty market. I was trying to sell my current home in Alexandria for 3 months after returning from a deployment and my current realtor didn’t do anything except take some home pictures and list it on some websites. She didn’t print out any brochures, just Xeroxed the listing in black and white and left it on the counter. She only held one open house and it was only after I told her I wanted one. There were barely any buyers coming through the property and I was not happy with my realtor’s efforts to market the house. I invited Cindy and Leslie over to walk through my house and give me suggestions on how it would be more appealing to buyers.

Cindy and Leslie made some suggestions on painting, flooring, updated hardware, and light fixtures. I took all of their suggestions and fixed up the house over two weeks. They staged my house with rental furniture and accent items out of their own collection and it looked terrific. They also had a professional photographer come in and take beautiful pictures and video for a virtual tour on their website, as well as a professional, printed color brochure that showcased the house’s features. Cindy and Leslie held a brokers’ open house – where real estate brokers come in and see the house and make further suggestions on what their buyers would be looking for. We made a few adjustments after the brokers’ open and the house was ready for sale.

During the month the house was on the market, we had a steady stream of buyers coming through the property and an open house every Sunday. During this time period, I was in constant contact with Cindy and Leslie. They followed up with every realtor that showed the house and gave me feedback. The house sold within a month. I could not have sold my house without the professional advice and hard work of Cindy and Leslie.

I also used Cindy and Leslie’s services to buy my beautiful new home. They provided market comparisons of the properties I was interested in and expert advice on the homes in the area. After the contract was signed, they ensured all the paperwork was in order for the closing. It was a relatively painless process with Cindy and Leslie at the helm. I highly recommend Weichert as a company and Cindy and Leslie as your real estate brokers."

 

 

From a Roxbury Homeowner (Mt. Vernon area)

"... we are happy to recommend Cynthia Baggett to you. She did a wonderful job with the sale of our home ... She handled her job professionally and diligently. She worked very hard to increase the sale of our property and to get it sold quickly. We had almost a hundred people come to see this house, and it was sold immediately. We are confident that Cynthia will do a great job for others as she did for us."



From Owen Nucci  (Lorton)

" ... (Leslie) consistently communicated to me - via phone or email - complex issues in a cogent and timely fashion ... my wife and I frequently marveled at (Leslie's) organizational skills ... as a pragmatic Marine Corps Officer, I consider myself lucky in having my previous measure of doubt as to the role of the Selling Agent erased. She has my highest recommendation for any buyer or seller in today's unprecedented real estate market."

From Amber Kasbeer (Lorton, Springfield)

 

"Leslie and Cindy have been my 'go to' gals for a number of years. I met them in 2004 and my intent at the time was to move from my condo to a town house. My bank has a program where if I use the real estate agent they recommend, then I get a discount on the sale. I had used this option when I bought my Condo, however I soon found out that the agent was rather dismissive of me because I was not a 'high end' buyer. Seems this is not uncommon for the NOVA area. So I decided to do some looking on my own and in doing so I stumbled upon Cindy and Leslie as I was poking through some open houses in the Lorton area. After a short discussion, I knew they were the ones I wanted to help me with my moves.

 

They are not sickenly sweet or over eager as some agents can be, and neither are they dismissive or abrasive. They are PRACTICAL. They listen, and are very smart when it comes to investing and selling property.

 

I was selling and buying during the heady, crazy days of the 2004 real estate insanity. I got an insane price on my sale thanks to them, and they were able to finagle me into a stealer deal on the buy. I knew the area I wanted to move to, so when a property came open on a Friday we immediately went in. By Monday the previous owner had seven offers on the table (one of which was mine). I didn’t have the highest offer by 10s of thousands. But Cindy and Leslie told me, 'We need you to write a letter to the owner explaining why you love this property'. I thought they were insane but they were right. The owner loved my letter and decided to sell the house to me. I do love the house! It is perfect! But it was Leslie and Cindy that got me that house because they understood what sellers want to see and hear. They know what it takes to make a good sale and a good buy. If you listen to their practical, sensible advice once you have settled on what you want, then you can’t go wrong.

 

So if you need someone who really, and I mean 'really' knows the Lorton, West Springfield area they are them. I can unequivocally say that I would not ever use any other agents. (No matter how much money my bank offers to use their 'agents'.) I recommend them to all my friends and any who will listen. They are hard workers and they don’t take anything for granted, especially you and your needs."