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Andrew Essreg

Andrew is a hands-on, top-rated REALTOR with a distinctively personal and consultative client approach. He is known in real estate circles as a “relaxed West Coast Realtor with East Coast sensibilities” who works tirelessly to ensure his clients are successful. Explore their testimonials at www.ComeHomeDC.com. Andrew guides/supports ~50 client partners annually, has been featured in magazines, and is consistently a “Washingtonian Magazine Best Agent” and 5 Star Zillow Rated Agent. “My clients are like family to me, and earning their trust and confidence is paramount to any rating or award.” Andrew’s client dedication comes from a deep enjoyment of helping others, and his DNA – he’s a 2nd generation REALTOR whose parents have 75 years of experience providing exceptional client service.

5 beds | $975,000
2 beds | $685,000
4 beds | $1,369,000
4 beds | $788,000
4 beds | $525,000
5 beds | $925,000
4 beds | $950,000

Zillow User
Andrew was very helpful in all stages of the negotiation, especially when it came down to out-maneuvering multiple bids to procure our home. Additionally, Andrew knew the local real estate market well.
Zillow User
Andrew is a phenomenal agent and was a joy to work with. He takes the process extremely seriously, almost like he's buying a house for himself. He offers great insight into different options and has a great eye for great deal fixer-uppers vs. unfixable wrecks and top-notch move in ready properties vs. facades hiding real problems. He took us to literally dozens of properties to help us find the house that was best for us. Once we did find that house, Andrew was an absolute champ at managing the entire negotiation process. He helped us design an offer that beat out higher competing ones, and got us a huge seller credit and seller-paid repairs to top it off. At the closing, outside of Andrew's presence, the settlement attorney saw the amount of the credit and actually said "Great job, Andrew!" Even after we closed, Andrew continued to help us by putting us in touch with a variety of contractors across several different trades to help us with the maintenance and upgrades we wanted. He seems to know everybody in the building/construction industry and all of his contacts are top notch. We could go on like this for days. The bottom line is, talk to Andrew and see if you want him to be your agent. We're glad we found him as ours and are thrilled with the house he helped us get.
Zillow User
Andrew is a rock star and we highly recommend him! Two years ago, my husband and I connected with Andrew -- we were just starting our house hunt but our jobs and location were up in the air, so we put off looking seriously. Andrew was so patient as we went back and forth for almost two years! FINALLY, in August, we were ready to buy in DC. Andrew helped us find the perfect home, but I think his real skills lie in getting the deal done. From the second we decided to make an offer, Andrew kicked it into gear. He was with us every step of the way, something that was invaluable as first time home buyers. He was available at all hours, made late-night stops at the unit to ensure it was ready for closing, and was our ally when the unit needed extra work. I feel confident we got a great deal on our condo because of Andrew. I love our new home and am grateful that Andrew was with us during this process. Thanks, Andrew!!
dallas0589
Andrew was outstanding in facilitating the sale of our home. He's smart, a tireless worker, and most of all, KNOWS THE MARKET better than anyone we interviewed. As a 26-year Air Force veteran, I deeply appreciated Andrew's commitment (and willingness to put his own skin in the game) to assisting veterans and members of the public safety and intelligence communities realize their goals of selling or owning a home. Andrew got us an excellent price for our home, and all communications were concise and professional. He tirelessly chased down the most minute details so that we didn't have to, and we were fully prepared for what turned out to be a painless closing. I couldn't recommend Andrew more, particularly to my fellow professionals who serve our nation with pride and distinction.
Zillow User
My wife and I worked with Andrew to purchase our first home in Silver Spring. He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends). Andrew helped our family pre-empt competitive multiple offers and get an impending Open House cancelled with a solid offer strategy and quick timing. In addition, he was effective in negotiating substantial seller paid repairs for our new home. As home-buying rookies, Andrew answered all of questions, and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Beyond real estate services, Andrew was able to help our family identify energy efficiency, safety, and comfort opportunities for our new home so that our family could immeMy wife and I worked with Andrew to purchase our first home in Silver Spring. He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends). Andrew helped our family pre-empt competitive multiple offers and get an impending Open House cancelled with a solid offer strategy and quick timing. In addition, he was effective in negotiating substantial seller paid repairs for our new home. As home-buying rookies, Andrew answered all of questions, and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Beyond real estate services, Andrew was able to help our family identify energy efficiency, safety, and comfort opportunities for our new home so that our family could immediately settle in. Buying a home in the DC market is challenging, but working with Andrew made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend him. diately settle in. Buying a home in the DC market is challenging, but working with Andrew made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend him.
thekempmiller
Andrew was responsive, knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. He expertly guided us through the selling process, which he made as seamless as possible. As a first time seller, I appreciated how Andrew offered helpful suggestions to increase buyer interest and even coordinated some of the the improvements himself. He did some minor staging that I believe helped interested buyers envision their own life in our condo. The pictures were great, and we had multiple full cash offers within 24 hours of listing. With Andrew running the show, I had very little to worry about. He really took care of everything and went above and beyond a real estate agent's usual duties. I've worked with other agents that have left me less than impressed, but Andrew showed me that having the right agent can make a huge difference. Highly recommend using Andrew as your agent. He's honest, tells it like it is, and is an expert at guiding you in the right direction. Can't sing his praises enough. His 5-star rating is well-deserved.
egutierr12
Andrew was amazing and was always available to answer any questions/concerns. I highly recommend his expertise in selling your home he provided detailed analysis of current market trends and thorough selling points for your home. He made the process stress free!
Zillow User
Andrew helped us secure an amazing house! It's in exactly the neighborhood we wanted and has everything we were looking for in a our next home. He's great to work with and has the expertise you need for navigating all the choices and steps involved. In short - highly recommended, great results, and you'll love working with him!!!
demetriusmorris
Andrew is an experienced agent who understands his clients needs. His negotiating skills allowed my family to purchase a home that appraised almost 25k over for what we purchased it. He was also flexible with our schedule. He even scheduled a preinspection on Mother's Day at our request so that we'd be competitive at offering. Andrew also has a vast network of affordable contractors and contacts that helped us get our home adjusted to our taste. I'd gladly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home in the national capitol region.
jpolissedjian
Andrew was absolutely amazing! From the first moment we met him, we felt a connection and knew he was the right choice! He earned our trust and confidence from the beginning. Andrew staged our condo beautifully at no additional charge. All communication was very quick and responsive. We received the best hands-on personal service. Andrew treated all details of our condos sale as if it was his own. We'd highly recommend Andrew Essreg to anybody looking for a full service, high quality real estate experience selling their home!
jqlauer
Andrew was great. Came in with a phenomenal game plan and did not disappoint. Even talked me out of several places I liked. I ended up getting my number one house without even having the highest bid. 10/10 would use again.
Sharon & Anton K
Andrew helped us sell our home within a single week-end. He listed it on a Friday and organized two open houses over the week-end (while we were traveling), resulting in two offers the following week. Given that we have two young kids, it was very helpful not to have to stage the house for multiple showings over a prolonged time period. He made the process as painless as possible and was always there with helpful advice when needed.
pjbluvas
It truly was a pleasure working with Andrew. Within a week of our first meeting we had an offer accepted on a wonderful home. We were first time homebuyers and despite having little knowledge of the process or the area Andrew successfully navigated us through the system. Personality: Andrew was easy to work with and quickly understood our style/tastes in homes. He spent sent hours over dinner at an initial meeting getting to know us before we even mentioned any properties. He did not push us to buy too much house or to look at places that did not fit our wants/needs. He paid special attention to details like the fact that we wanted “line of sight” from the kitchen to living room to keep an eye on our young kids during meal prep. Dedication: Andrew is an intense guy. I guess that’s what it takes to succeed in his job. He literally did whatever was necessary to “close the deal” even holding our 6-month old on his lap during our inspection so we could focus on getting to know the property. Expertise: Andrew had great skill in the negotiating/deal-making aspect of the purchase. There were multiple offers on the home we purchased and although ours was not the highest price it was accepted. We also were able to successfully negotiate several seller repairs on the property once we were under contract. In hearing war stories from friends who have purchased in this market I think both of those facts are exceptional. Network: As first time homebuyers new to the Maryland area we relied heavily on Andrew’s network of lenders, movers, inspectors. I think our use of his recommended lender (a local mortgage company instead of national chain) played a large role in our offer being accepted by the seller. Now that we have moved in these continue to be our go-to providers of services. Overall I would definitely recommend Andrew. He was highly competent/professional and easy/enjoyable to work with.
neuron13134
6 Hours. Our house in Bethesda was on the market for a total of 6 hours before we had a signed contract. We settled less than a month after the day we listed it. We had never sold a house before and were nervous about the whole thing. Andrew helped us through the entire process, from recommendations for improvements (refinish the hardwood floors, replace the stained carpet, repaint the house) to pricing to photos to a last minute roof repair after the big windstorm in March). All of the work paid off, when we got a offer above asking price from strong buyers a couple of hours after it listed. The buyers wanted to move in quickly, so the final settlement was 29 days from the day we listed the house. We recommend Andrew VERY HIGHLY as a seller's agent.
Zillow User
Andrew is amazing at his job! My wife and I were recently in the market for a home in Maryland. We lived out of state and were referred to Andrew through a family/friend. After contacting him, he immediately responded and set up a time for us to talk more in detail regarding what type of house we were looking for. He gave us recommendations for excellent mortgage lenders, which in retrospect, really helped facilitate a smooth and speedy transaction. One Saturday morning, I came across a newly listed house that both my wife and i were very interested in. I emailed Andrew and within minutes, he texted saying he was looking into the listing! He then drove out to the house that afternoon and walked us through it using video chat. My wife and I then drove to Maryland and met Andrew the following morning at 7am for a personal walk through (at which time there were already 3 offers on the house). Andrew then spent the rest of the day with us putting together an offer which we submitted Sunday evening. I sincerely believe we would not have been able to secure this house had it not been for Andrew's expertise, responsiveness, and hard work. Following acceptance of our offer, Andrew gave us awesome recommendations for contractors, inspectors, and a settlement company. All of which led to a very smooth closing! I cannot speak more highly of Andrew and will definitely be referring him to anyone looking to buy a house in the DC Metro Area!
neuron1313
We had a wonderfully easy and painless experience buying a house with Andrew. He is the perfect combination of knowledge, personality, support, and skills, and he clearly understands how to help clients find a house in a very tough buyers market. He was very familiar with the region, the houses that were currently on the market, and some houses that hadn’t even been listed yet. Other than a need to stay in our current high school district and a max price range, we didn’t really know what we wanted. Andrew spent a boatload of time with us, learning what we needed, wanted, and would like to have in our new house. He helped us refine these needs, wants, and likes to the point where we looked at only a few houses before we found the perfect one. We found Andrew to be a smart, genuine, funny person. He made us feel that we were his most important clients. He responded to emails and texts quickly, even at late or early hours. His humor and upbeat outlook helped us through the whole process. He had wonderful ideas for each of the houses we looked at, especially because we were looking for a house that was NOT move-in-ready. At each house we visited, he looked at the structure, mechanicals, and in every nook and cranny. He stuck his head into crawl spaces, behind fixtures, and identified problems if he saw them. He made us comfortable that we would have a very good idea of the state of a house we would bid on, even pre-inspection. When we did find the “perfect” house, he guided us through the purchase process, which was complicated by intransigent sellers and an irascible sellers’ agent. He helped us craft a strong offer, explaining about negotiation inspections, contingencies, and how much to put down as an earnest deposit. Based on issues he identified during our visits to the house, we ended up offering for less than the asking price and that offer was accepted. I can’t recommend Andrew highly enough!!!
Lisa R
We had a great experience with Andrew! He is VERY responsive and completely dedicated himself to helping us find a new home. He makes you feel as though you are his only client! He is also very knowledgeable and well connected. Without question, he is by far the best agent we have ever worked with.
Quentin J
We contacted Andrew after he sold our neighbors's house in less than a week of coming on the market and they complimented his approach. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local market, and also had an impressive set of contractors to help us get our house ready for market quickly. Andrew provided attentive and responsive service, including keeping us apprised on the work on our house while we were moving across country. Although we were heading into the slow season in late October, he went above and beyond with ensuring our house was in tip-top shape for showing, including digging into his private stash of home repair and painting supplies. Our house showed well and we received an offer at our asking price in less than a month on the market. Andrew is attentive and was focused on getting us the right price for our house, while lessening the stress of a cross-country move and handling a mortgage and renting our new place. We'd highly recommend Andrew to anybody looking for a high quality real estate experience.
Zillow User
We had a wonderfully easy and painless experience buying a house with Andrew. He is the perfect combination of knowledge, personality, support, and skills, and he clearly understands how to help clients find a house in a very tough buyers market. He was very familiar with the region, the houses that were currently on the market, and some houses that hadn’t even been listed yet. Other than a need to stay in our current high school district and a max price range, we didn’t really know what we wanted. Andrew spent a boatload of time with us, learning what we needed, wanted, and would like to have in our new house. He helped us refine these needs, wants, and likes to the point where we looked at only a few houses before we found the perfect one. We found Andrew to be a smart, genuine, funny person. He made us feel that we were his most important clients. He responded to emails and texts quickly, even at late or early hours. His humor and upbeat outlook helped us through the whole process. He had wonderful ideas for each of the houses we looked at, especially because we were looking for a house that was NOT move-in-ready. At each house we visited, he looked at the structure, mechanicals, and in every nook and cranny. He stuck his head into crawl spaces, behind fixtures, and identified problems if he saw them. He made us comfortable that we would have a very good idea of the state of a house we would bid on, even pre-inspection When we did find the “perfect” house, he guided us through the purchase process, which was complicated by intransigent sellers and an irascible sellers’ agent. He helped us craft a strong offer, explaining about negotiation inspections, contingencies, and how much to put down as an earnest deposit. Based on issues he identified during our visits to the house, we ended up offering for less than the asking price and that offer was accepted. I can’t recommend Andrew highly enough!!!
Zillow User
I worked with Andrew through the process of both selling a condo and purchasing a home. He is phenomenal at a professional and at a very personal level. He sees every client relationship as very personal, he's pragmatic and wants to educate his clients. He went to great lengths to help me make the right upgrades to my condo to sell. He navigated me past a house with a surprise termite problem, finding every expert he could to advise on whether it was a money pit. He located me a better loan option via his trustworthy network, orienting me towards something more affordable when I needed that! He helped me negotiate a beautiful house in a mixed value neighborhood, past a surprisingly low appraisal, going great lengths to make sure I got it. I turned out to be the client with bad karma. I knew when I bumped into him at an open house that he'd be a gem, and absolutely he is!
TJ T
We met Andrew after our home didn't sell with the previous agent. Andrew was super responsive communication - usually within minutes - even at odd hours. He always provided hands-on personal service like he was helping his own family. We found Andrew to be vey genuine - authentic commitment to really help our family coordinate every aspect of our home sale from start to finish. It's clear that Andrew enjoys helping people through real estate. Andrew's willingness to do ANYTHING to help make sure that our home sold successfully and on time - like building a fire in our fireplaces to heat the home up when a power outage had the heat out for days before settlement! Most importantly he suggested a real winning combination of priority home improvements that were key to making our home sell $10,000 over list price in just 3 hours of being on market after our home had had several price reductions, no offers, and sat idle on the market with a previous realtor for over 100 days. Beyond Realtor, Andrew coordinated all of the home improvements and repairs with a wonderful local network of contractors - and he even laid out the money when necessary to keep work moving and our home sale on track Andrew brought in his own staging furniture, artwork, lamps, plants to make our home really photograph well and be most attractive to Buyers. And he refused to charge us for this extra service. Andrew really earned our confidence, trust, and referrals. We'd definitely recommend Andrew Essreg to anybody looking for an awesome real estate experience - especially those people moving out of state with little time, energy, and need for added home sale stress.
Alex D
My wife is a physician, and I am an engineer both moving for work,. We were on a very tight time crunch. Andrew toured us around on MULTIPLE separate occasions. He delivered everything that he promised and more, finding us a home and negotiating for the best possible deal on our behalf. He guided us through every step of the process, and he was open, available, professional, and knew every aspect of the business and more. A new home opened at 1 pm that met our needs, and Andrew found us and got us in at 1:01 pm, the first showing. If you are looking for a hand-on agent who handles every transaction SEAMLESSLY and knows his business inside and out, he is your person. He worked 24/7 to get us into a home in record time, so our children could start school, and we only had to move once. He helped us understand the neighborhood. He told us when houses had flaws and was OPEN and honest with us. He did not want us to buy any home but rather the RIGHT home. We would recommend him to ANY relocating professional as a trustworthy and reliable person. We could NEVER have found a house on such a tight timeline AND been satisfied without his tireless advocacy and work on our behalf. Andrew is a bright star as a realtor and person: dedicated, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and extremely generous and kind. Andrew's philosophy is that he does not want to sell just any house but rather find the house where a family will truly be happy. Thus, Andrew inquired in detail about our goals and priorities and worked tirelessly to find us the right home. Many times I asked him questions about specific houses, and rather than try to sell them, he patiently explained drawbacks or concerns and steered us away from poor choices. At the same time, he devoted countless hours to answering questions from myself, my husband, and my extended family regarding the market, the housing situation, specific areas, and other information. He patiently and repeatedly answered every question no matter how many family members asked or how often we repeated our questions. He gave us confidence not only in proceeding with a home but finding a community that was the right fit. My husband and I both feel that we not only found a realtor but also a friend. We truly felt inspired by his level of professionalism, commitment, and care and concern. We could not have been made to feel more welcome by our new community. We are eternally grateful to Andrew for his support and care!
Zillow User
Andrew helped my family and I find a house while relocating from out of state, and we couldn't have been happier! He is incredibly responsive and hard-working (he always got back to us via text or email within a few minutes, even in the evenings), and was able to help us find a great house very quickly. This was our first home-buying experience, and Andrew took the time to go over all the details about the process, including a lot of things we didn't even think to ask about -- especially in this market. He went through a very detailed list of our wants and needs, and helped us to sort through the pros and cons of each house. He definitely made us feel like we were his only client -- we never felt rushed or pressured into bidding on something we didn't love. I'm a residential architect, and was impressed with Andrew's knowledge about design and renovation options with all the houses we looked at. He is able to walk into a space and see the future possibilities for how to renovate, add on, etc. -- including how to factor in the costs of doing so vs. buying a "move-in ready" type of house. We ended up with the perfect house for our family -- a mix of an older home with a newer addition in a great neighborhood. We would recommend Andrew in a heartbeat!
Michael K
Andrew helped us relocate from the west cost to DC. He was always available to talk when it was convenient for us, even if it meant that he was up at 11 or 12 at night. He did a number of walkthroughs with us over Facetime and we always felt like we got a good sense of the house and the area. He gave honest assessments of the homes and pointed out strengths and weaknesses based on our preferences and also with regard to the potential investment value of the home. When we finally found a home we liked, Andrew alerted us that there might be a competing offer on the property, and he worked late at night to put together a competitive offer. We ended up winning the bid even though we offered slightly less than the competing offer due to the choice of lender that Andrew suggested as well as other incentives he suggested we add to the offer. Andrew was honest and helpful throughout the buying process and during closing. He arranged the inspection (conducted over Facetime when it was convenient for us) and helped us to understand all the paperwork. In the end, we love the home that Andrew helped us to find. We would highly recommend him, especially for first time homebuyers or those looking to relocate to the DC area.
Charles O
Andrew provided consistent, high-quality customer service from start to finish. His client-centered process began with a thorough (like 3 hour) discussion of our wants, needs, and "deal breakers", which Andrew continuously referred back to and honed over time. He showed us many homes, including some that helped us expand our own thinking about what we wanted, and he served as a North Star guiding us away from those that would have been poor choices. Andrew was the most accessible professional with whom I've ever worked in terms of near-24/7 availability on email, text and phone. He was very hands-on, but, I think as importantly, he knew when we needed our space to process the new experience of buying our first home. My wife and I could not be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend Andrew to help you purchase your next home.
Shequine T
Andrew provided consistent, high-quality customer service from start to finish. His client-centered process began with a thorough (like 3 hour) discussion of our wants, needs, and "deal breakers", which Andrew continuously referred back to and honed over time. He showed us many homes, including some that helped us expand our own thinking about what we wanted, and he served as a North Star guiding us away from those that would have been poor choices. Andrew was the most accessible professional with whom I've ever worked in terms of near-24/7 availability on email, text and phone. He was very hands-on, but, I think as importantly, he knew when we needed our space to process the new experience of buying our first home. My wife and I could not be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend Andrew to help you purchase your next home.
Jay B
Given our experience with Andrew when we bought our first house, it was a no-brainer that we wanted Andrew to also sell the house when we moved out of the area. Being an out-of-state seller is incredibly stressful and difficult to entrust someone with looking after your best interests, protecting your home, and coordinating any improvements and repairs that are needed to prepare it for its best light on market, and ensure it settles successfully. Not only did Andrew go out of his way - even at odd morning and night hours - to dedicate himself to helping us, he personally managed all aspects of our home sale. The icing on the cake was when our whole home was to be painted, the original painter did not show up. Andrew got a high quality painter there same day, negotiated a substantial discount to keep our original accounting on track, and put his own money down as a deposit so the work could be completed more quickly to get us in front of potential Buyers before a sunny weekend. This may sound rhetorical but what Realtor goes to these ends for his clients? With Andrew, it's entirely obvious from our experiences that it's not in the least about his seeing how many homes he can sell or being salesy, it's simply taking care of people...and it really shows. We have now purchased and sold with Andrew and would highly recommend him without any hesitation to anybody looking for a high quality real estate experience without the associated stress, costs, and pain points we would have expected.
Kulwickis
It all began on a warm spring day. Birds chirping, snow melting, jazz music coming from a condo. We met Andrew on a whim when we happened to swing by a Tacoma open house he was holding. We determined we weren’t interested in buying that condo, but Andrew made an impression on us and we agreed to meet at his house and have a discussion about what we wanted out of a home. With all the public information online regarding homes and neighborhoods, we (like many millennials, no doubt) didn’t feel like we needed a realtor to identify potential properties – but knew we needed a dedicated local realtor who knows how to compete in multiple-offer situations, put together a well-functioning team and shepherd deals through closing. We also wanted straightforward advice on when and what to bid – and when to walk. If this is what you want, Andrew is your guy. While we’d started looking at properties on our own, we assumed it would be essentially impossible to find what we wanted – an affordable single-family, freestanding home in the District or inner suburbs. We were also on a time constraint, needing to vacate our apartment in a few months. We had started considering a condo, moving further outside the District, or continuing to rent – none of which we wanted. After meeting Andrew, we scheduled a sit-down at his home to review his list of questions: ‘must haves’, ‘wants’, and ‘deal breakers’ to help him (and us) hone in on what we wanted in a house. This was extremely useful even though this was our second homebuying experience. We knew the experience of buying during the market downturn in the Midwest did not compare to trying to buy in DC this year! Over the coming month we toured numerous properties across several weekends. In addition to providing good suggestions, Andrew was always willing to look at houses we found ourselves, even if they ended up being duds. Our first offer, in a Silver Spring neighborhood Andrew clued us in to, lost to a bid ~$100k over asking. The entire time Andrew was realistic about pricing and extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, markets, and tax differences across several MD counties we were considering and the District. As prior homeowners and DIY types, we appreciated that Andrew met us to look at houses casually dressed and ready to work. He was eager to check out the mechanicals and structures, looking for ladders to dig through attics and hidden electrical panels to make sure they were updated. It was evident he understands what owning a house entails and wants buyers to avoid unexpected costs down the road. After several weeks of finding nothing that interested us, we saw and decided to put another offer on a house we liked in DC’s Langdon neighborhood. Andrew set us up for success by putting together a strong offer, including a competitive price and escalation clause, using a preferred local lender and title company, getting a pre-inspection when we knew there would be multiple offers, and offering an accelerated closing time frame which he negotiated with the lender and title company. We were very excited when our offer was accepted – but we came to find that this was just the start of Andrew’s work to get us to closing as we started to learn the ins and outs of DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). The house our offer was accepted on had been rented before it was put on the market. At the very last minute, a former tenant submitted notice of intent to purchase, threatening months of delay or termination of the sale. Much chaos ensured for weeks during which Andrew coordinated with our title company and lender, spending many late nights arranging meetings in DC and even Baltimore with the seller and former tenant. While this problem lay on the seller’s side, Andrew went out of the way the entire time to shepherd this deal to closure. There is no doubt in my mind that if Andrew not have been at the helm, this deal would have fallen through. While we had always tried to look at this as a business transaction and not get emotionally invested, it was a whirlwind of stress that would likely not have worked out without Andrew’s commitment to getting to closing. We were lucky to reach the finish line and still can’t believe that we were able to purchase the type of property we really wanted in the District. This dust has settled, and we are extremely happy with our home and with living in the Langdon/Brookland/Woodridge area. We highly recommend Andrew for your home buying needs in NE DC or Silver Spring!
Seeb M
Mr Essreg was is the consummate realtor. His advice and efforts resulted in a quick and easy sale of an investment property. He kept me apprised of the status of each step and went above and beyond what I expected. I urge you to choose Andrew for his knowledge, positive attitude, and his ability to move swiftly.
Jessanne H
If you’re looking for a responsive, diligent, trustworthy agent who can walk you through finding and purchasing your first home, then look no further than Andrew. We met Andrew quite accidently, when we were just starting to consider buying our first home, and it was one of the greatest fortunes we could have hit on. Andrew patiently stuck with us and helped us scout things out and refine our options over a year before we were really serious about buying a home. Then, when we told him we were ready, he arranged for us to view some exceptional houses in short order. He helped us assess houses based on our needs, which included space for a toddler and possibly an expanded family. We actually found two houses that we liked, and Andrew helped us strategize on where to put our first bid down and how much to offer. These tips were invaluable and helped us eventually land in our perfect house, at below asking price. Andrew answered any questions we had, day or night, or quickly put us in touch with someone who could. Not only did Andrew help us find our house, he helped us find a trusted lender who guided us through our first home loan approval process. Andrew was there with us at the closing and every step of the way. Even after the transaction, Andrew helped us get settled into our house by offering his personal contacts for other services that we needed. We would highly recommend Andrew to anyone buying a home, especially if they are first-time homebuyers
Stacee S
Andrew quickly understood the type of home we needed and didn't waste our time on other properties. He was very available to answer questions, even on his family's vacation. Andrew guided us expertly through our home buying process and was sharp and direct with negotiations. We plan to move again in three years and will definitely look to Andrew to resell this home.
David M
Andrew knew our market very well and his guidance on improvements to be made before going on sale helped us list at an asking price we were excited about potentially getting. We accepted an offer on only day 8 on the market and got what we wanted. Andrew's forecasted what we could get and presented us the best offers toward that target. What a relief to move so quickly. Additional kudos: because we had already moved, Andrew's help with the vacant home showing, managing final cleaning contractors, etc. made this easy for us. It worked out pretty ideally.
Simon I
I am so thankful for my colleague who introduced me to Andrew. Andrew is such a competent, sincere and friendly realtor! I recently lost my husband and as a result had to relocate. I needed a realtor who would be patient and understanding of my situation. Andrew was caring and knew when to give me space when I needed it. He was extremely sensitive when I was emotionally overwhelmed when I made an offer for the home I bought. I am so thankful that he made the whole buying process so smooth and almost stress-free. First off, Andrew does things different from other realtors I’ve met in the past. He did not jump straight into sending me a list of potential homes for me to review. He got to know me first. What a simple, but important, first step. Our first meeting was at my previous home as he tried to understand my needs, must-haves, nice-to-haves, and deal-breakers. He listened well and took detailed notes. The whole session was about two hours and during that time, I got to know Andrew better. From that meeting, I knew things were going to go well. On our first day of viewings, he brought me to five different properties. As a result of his attentiveness during our initial meeting, four out of five places we saw were spot-on and within my price range. I made an offer that day for the first property we visited. And how good are Andrew’s negotiating skills? Impeccable because the next day I got a call from him saying my offer was accepted even though we went low! That was a risky proposition in Washington, D.C., but he was successful. If you want someone who is knowledgeable, competent and caring, look no further. Andrew is your choice. I can assure you that your buying experience will be positive and memorable.
DJ Brown
Andrew is a hustler in the best sense of the word. He helped us accomplish the small miracle of buying a home under asking and simultaneously selling our condo for asking price and closing on both on the same day so we could roll the proceeds of the sale into the purchase. He takes a full service holistic approach to helping his clients and seems to have a guy for everything - from repairman to painters to cleaning crews and lenders. He even referred us to an amazing new daycare center after learning that our our childcare situation wasn't living up to our expectations or budget! Andrew spent 2 hours with us when we first met to go through detailed questions about what we were looking for, what were deal breakers, our budget, our lifestyle , etc etc. Since he had such a good idea of what we wanted he saved us time from looking at places he knew wouldn't work (I'm mildly obsessed with searching real estate online and he was able to caution me against a number of properties that seemed like a good idea on paper but he had seen and knew wouldn't work). When we found the place we ended up buying he helped us write a strong offer that was below asking and gave us enough time to sell our place (which only took a few days). On the selling side, Andrew was like our home sale coach getting us prepped and ready with de-cluttering and repairs so we were ready to pounce as soon as we found a place we wanted to buy and wanted to simultaneously list our condo. I also appreciated that he spent a lot of time nailing down the best list price so we could get maximum profit but also sell quickly. He did a lot of work consulting with colleagues, looking at comps and talking through pros and cons with me. In the end we received multiple strong full price offers and were even able to get the buyer to agree to our closing date. Its clear Andrew loves what he does and we loved working with him.
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Andrew helped us secure a lease in an amazing house at an unbelievable price. We told him what we were looking for and before we knew it he had a lineup of great options to show us. I fell in love with one of the houses immediately. It was something I never dreamed I'd be able to afford. Andrew negotiated a lease for us and made sure we as tenants and the home owners both came away happy. We never could have done it without him. Highly recommend him! Great person and I can't imagine anyone could have done a better job.
Cathleen T
Andrew was a dream! He was on top of everything, responded quickly to every question I had, made the effort to get to know me and what I was looking for, is extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with house construction and maintenance and, best of all, knew when to nudge me past my procrastination on deadlines that really mattered, and knew when to step back and give me space to think about the major decisions. Very professional, and very much fun to spend time with, too.
Revere R
My wife and I were returning to DC from an overseas posting with the State Department and wanted to work with someone who would listen to our needs and guide us in purchasing our first home. Prior to working with Andrew, we had auditioned three other realtors. Andrew won us over with his unique approach, and he was absolutely the right choice. We had long conversations over Skype (not just about the housing market) and he was genuinely interested in finding the magic combination that would fit our situation and lifestyle. With other realtors, we felt they were spending their energies finessing our search parameters and managing our expectations, but with Andrew it felt like we had a team. He was discerning, patient, and enthusiastic. He also previewed places that we had flagged, doing the legwork through both heatwaves and hailstorms, interviewing neighbors and making visits at different times of day to determine if our selections were real possibilities. Given our limited financial resources in a tight market, he helped emphasize our strengths as potential buyers, and ultimately got us into a very sweet place in a neighborhood that will be a great match for us.
Ryan O
Andrew is the realtor that every home buyer who watches HGTV wishes would lead them to their dream home. In our case, he helped us navigate a highly competitive market, win a multiple-offer situation, and steered us through several non-standard obstacles in order for us to close and move into our perfect home. He is a friendly, charismatic, and professional individual who is extremely supportive throughout the process and understands when candid, honest feedback is the most constructive way to help his clients balance their desires and requirements for a home. As first time homebuyers, my wife and I interviewed multiple realtors to get a feel for their personalities and realty philosophies. Andrew invited us into his own home to discuss our needs and wants while balancing against our dislikes and “deal breakers”. Unlike many of the other realtors we interviewed who simply gave us sales speeches, Andrew truly LISTENED to us and was able to integrate the information we gave him into a very accurate understanding of our style and desires. Very quickly he provided us with potential regions of interest and was able to cite specific examples of houses on the market that fit our needs. He set a standard that no one else came close to matching. In fact, we’ve heard horror stories from friends in the area who’ve lost multiple offer bids and spent several months to years trying to find the right house due to lackluster realtors. Andrew commanded the utmost confidence and trust that turned an otherwise hectic and potentially stressful experience into a very calm and enjoyable endeavor. While searching for homes, we extensively used Zillow and other realty sites to find new listings. Andrew was extremely responsive to every text and e-mail we sent. Seriously, does he sleep? I can recall several instances where we would e-mail Andrew after midnight and awake to a response around 6:00 AM. Andrew was able to find multiple listings that met our needs and after only one day of searching we’d found our dream house. Andrew was instrumental in crafting an offer that made us stand out among several other bidders, without going beyond our budget. Andrew performed a ton of work behind the scenes on our behalf so that we could focus on our everyday lives and careers. It was evident that he would work out multiple scenarios and contingency plans prior to contacting us with several paths forward at each step in the process and whenever any complications arose. We felt well informed throughout the process and believe that he interfaced well with our financial loan officer and other key figures such as the home inspector and title company. Andrew is clearly passionate about realty, but even more so about his clients. We can’t recommend him or his skills highly enough. You won’t regret choosing Andrew as Captain of your personal Home Buying Team.
Tom B
Over the years, my husband an I have bought and sold 7 homes. Working with Andrew has been the easiest and most positive experience of this type that we have had. Andrew helped us pre-empt a bidding war in an over 55 community where few homes of the type we wanted were available. We would have had to pay significantly more had there been an open house that upcoming week-end. As it was, Andrew convinced the seller to accept our original offer. At closing, we were given only one garage opener. Andrew went out and bought two new openers, programmed them, and even installed a wireless keypad on the garage...by himself! Going above and beyond, he provided us with the names of a reliable electrician, home renovator, locksmith, and painter...all of whom we have contracted with. To sum up, we could not have had a more positive experience buying a new home. Andrew has been an outstanding realtor to work with, and I highly and without reservation, recommend him.
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We could not be happier with our decision to use Andrew as our agent. He was recommended to us by some friends, we met with him, and never looked back. With full time jobs and small children we wanted someone accessible, who would guide us with regard to what we needed to do to sell our home for a fair price and take care of all the small stuff that comes up during the process (and there are always things that come up.) He met and exceeded all expectations with regard to our needs. We got top dollar (445K which was way more then we ever expected to get) for our home and sold it in 4 days. Very impressive was his reassurance prior to listing that we would get our price and that it would sell quickly. Additionally, he took care of staging our home, was a point of contact for our home warranty company to get services completed and has "a guy" for just about any issue small or large that comes up. His goal is to treat you like family and during the entire process he lived up to that lofty goal. We absolutely recommend him and would use him again without reservation.
Shuri N
Andrew is a bright star as a realtor and person: dedicated, knowledgable, trustworthy, and extremely generous and kind. Andrew's philosophy is that he does not want to sell just any house but rather find the house where a family will truly be happy. Thus, Andrew inquired in detail about our goals and priorities and worked tirelessly to find us the right home. Many times I asked him questions about specific houses, and rather than try to sell them, he patiently explained drawbacks or concerns and steered us away from poor choices. At the same time, he devoted countless hours to answering questions from myself, my husband, and my extended family regarding the market, the housing situation, specific areas, and other information. He patiently and repeatedly answered every question no matter how many family members asked or how often we repeated our questions. He gave us confidence not only in proceeding with a home but finding a community that was the right fit. My husband and I both feel that we not only found a realtor but also a friend. We truly felt inspired by his level of professionalism, commitment, and care and concern. We could not have been made to feel more welcome by our new community. We are eternally grateful to Andrew for his support and care!
Mjoinvi L
Andrew is highly recommended by myself and my mom in selling my mom home. His efforts in Selling my Mom's DC home for was about $35,000 higher than we was expecting and was possible, and sold it in just the first 48 hours! Andrew would come to our house at night and sit down in person and explain every detail to us and make sure we understood the process. It was smooth and stress free and he coordinated all painting, cleaning, staging, and marketing to make it sell quickly and for the most money. I will nominate him to everyone Sellers or buying and looking for a great agent. Thank you so much for helping us.
Mike S
We worked with Andrew to buy a new home (and we are in the process of selling our current home). We highly recommend him. He is friendly and easy to talk to, and though he is clearly busy he makes you feel as though you are his only clients. We never felt rushed at any point during the process. He would consistently and quickly respond to us when we contacted him. He has a very good eye for details and can accurately asses the quality of properties, and we felt he was always very straightforward with us. He would point out nice features, but would also let us know when a house had issues. He took the time to get a good sense of what we were looking for and was very honest when he felt the property was lacking. He never tried to "sell" any property to us, he wanted to find the property that fit what we wanted and needed. As a result we found a home that we love. During negotiations we truly felt that he had our best interest in mind and I believe he made great decisions on our behalf. He guided us well through the whole process and we always felt informed. We will happily recommend Andrew to our friends and family.
William S
Andrew is tenacious and extremely knowledgeable. He has a broad skill set that allows him to navigate through the unexpected issues that inevitably arise in any real estate transaction. He helped my buy my first home. I was deciding between a condo in DC and a townhouse in MD. He found a beautiful townhouse in Silver Spring, and we stayed up together past midnight to get an offer in on time the same night that I first saw the house. It was the only offer that I needed to write, and my offer was chosen out of 5 other offers. He has a tremendous track record in multiple-offer situations, which will be the case for any worthwhile house in the DMV. I can't recommend him more highly.
Martin L
Andrew did a tremendous job in helping me find and close on a terrific house for my family. I had really narrow criteria for the home that would meet my family's needs. Once we found the place we wanted, Andrew was a great negotiator. We're really happy in the new place and Andrew has been really helpful in getting us connected with local sources to make the house our own
Detwa I
Let me start out by saying, “THIS IS MY DUDE” he is everything that he say he is and all that the people say he is. I was guided to him via the universe. Honest, upfront, knowledgeable, and straight forward is what I was looking for and needed = Trust. I was relocating from out of town and military transitioning, Andrew was available night and day, I say this because we were both in totally different time zones and no matter what time I texted, called or emailed him, I received a quick educated response. He does go above and beyond: • Willingness to go tour homes for me even sent video too! This was extremely helpful for me as I was coming to DC sight unseen. • Great communicator and listener. • Researched property that I chose and gave feedback, both positive and negative. Also, he found property that met the criteria (budget and all) that I gave to him; explored all the possibilities. • It was cool to experience that there are other people that are dedicated to customer service and their job, as I am too in my work; Exceptional work ethic. • I spoke with Andrew before I read his reviews, (he was one of the listing agents on a property that I was inquiring about) and I really liked our conversation, we just clicked. By the way he did not approach me or pressure me into working with him. I had 2 other real estate professionals that I had made contact with but had not signed yet with and obviously this was the reason why, they were not a good fit for me. Later I read the reviews about Andrew and knew to go with him, so I contacted him and asked if he was available and would he be willing to work with me. I even got to speak with a couple of his prior clients too, nothing but rave reviews. • Whether you are military or not or relocating from out of town or in town, I would highly recommend working with Andrew if you want the best of the best. Truly the last of the rare. In closing, I have to say that I am not easily to be impressed and Andrew did! some could even say that he pulled off the impossible ;)
Maureen I
We met Andrew touring a house he was listing. We immediately fell in love with the house. Being that it would be our first time selling a house and purchasing another we were a little nervous. He calmly guided us through the process with tremendous confidence. Andrew promised a quick sale on our house and he delivered! Andrew puts in more effort than any realtor. He has a hands on approach and is willing to lend a hand. Great advisor throughout the entire process. Goes above and beyond in staging your house. He is responsive and attentive. He is well versed when it comes to market conditions which is truly valuable. Hand down- we would use him again if we decide to sell our house! And we continue to recommend him!
Max G
I have never felt compelled enough to register for any of these "review" sites....until now. My wife and I stumbled into Andrew Essreg while he was showing an open house we were visiting. The house wasn't for us, but after he engaged us into a conversation about what exactly we were looking for, we realized he was who we wanted to help us in our search. We weren't in a rush to find a new home, as we were bound by a rental lease - I imagine we were not the optimal clients. Andrew always had time for us, whether it was searching for the right property, taking any of our calls or showing up for our closing. I have found Andrew to be extremely knowledgeable in many areas, including the real estate market in general, whether a piece a property is priced correctly, able to point out the positives or concerns in a particular property and the local area we had chosen. He is a tremendous resource with a wealth of information that continues to help us as we navigate home ownership (much different than the condos or townhouses we have owned in the past). If Andrew Essreg serves the area you are interested in, I highly recommend you use his services. You will not be disappointed!
Isaiah V
Commitment, Experience, and Patience are all qualities that come to mind when you work with Andrew. I started searching for a home in late Oct’16, and in the DMV area there is so much variety. Luckily, Andrew was quick to offer assistance, we toured a couple houses together at first and he was very insightful on what to look for and what to avoid; This was extra helpful for a first time home-buyer like me. On top of this my father also had some strict expectation for my future home which Andrew was amazingly able to cater to. Andrew spent a couple weeks filtering houses and doing all the legwork on his own to meet our requirements. He went above and beyond with the filtering, the ones we did end up touring met all the expectations, but I just wasn’t fast enough on the decision making. The patience he demonstrated until we found the right house was remarkable. Ultimately, he helped close on my new home in late Dec. I will definitely be working with Andrew again in the future.
Zillow User
I cannot thank Andrew enough for all his efforts, hard work, and late nights diligently, tirelessly making sure every small issue was addressed properly. He truly cares about all his clients, takes the time to learn what is most valuable/important to you, and it shows as he keeps your needs and wants as his focus at all times. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
Zillow User
Andrew exhibited a working knowledge of the area we were selling our home and the area we wanted to move to. He showed professionalism, has an amazing attention to detail, and gave us his full attention at all times. He never made us feel like we were just another job he had to do. I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends.
Zillow User
I cannot praise Andrew enough. As active duty military I received orders to PCS rather quickly but was sent to a school on my way to my new station. This shakes down to zero time for five months. Andrew took all my "musts haves" and "like to haves" then did the leg work for me. Andrew took time away from his own family over the holidays to look at houses for me and to video tour them with me. I gave Andrew an almost impossible set of parameters to work within and he not only found me something, he fought to get me an amazing price! If that isn't enough, he scoured the house for safety issues and negotiated those fixes before I ever showed up. You can't go wrong with Andrew! He is truly motivated toward your needs and is not pushy like other realtors. He has a great knowledge of the area. I would go as far as to say you might be losing money if you go with anyone else!
Manoja S
Working with Andrew on the purchase of my first home was a delightful experience. He spent time on our first meeting getting to know me and preferences for my future home. Andrew did an excellent job locating properties which matched my wishes. He actually did such an nice job that the house that I'm sitting in right now is the second property that we visited on the one and only day I looked at houses! After guiding me through all the steps in the home buying process and working closely with my mortgage broker, I had the house that fit all of my "must haves" and most of my "would like to haves". Andrew goes above and beyond for his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone who would like a caring individual to assist them in their journey for a new home.
Afra B
I would recommend this agent to any and everyone. Patient and knowledgeable. Negotiated so that I could be the first to see 3 homes as they became available. Assisted me to make a successful bid while on an 8 day cruise...Recalcitrant sellers, credit issues, Andrew held my hand through it all. Simply the best!!!!
Wen T
We just moved to the DC area and have sold / bought houses in CA. Andrew blew us out of the water in terms of knowledge and also hand holding us in the house search and closing process. He is far better than any realtor we have worked with. Below is a list of things he did for us: - Helped us get to know the area with guided house showings every week - Did write ups and drove us around different neighborhoods to get us comfortable with area - did a great job in identifying what we wanted from a house - did exhaustive write up on house comparisons for ones we were interested in - got to know the sellers and helped us find the perfect offer price - had contacts for roofers, locksmith, carpet cleaning, lawn care, contractor, handyman. And even set us up with appointments when needed Like I said, Andrew was AWESOME. He was incredibly knowledgeable and save us a ton of money. We closed on a house with an offer that was $20k below other offers because he built a relationship with sellers and realtors. He was critical in the closing process in identifying contingency items. All of his contacts in terms of inspectors and contractors are also very good and affordable. I would definitely recommend you use Andrew as your realtor if you ever have the opportunity.
Dyan M
Andrew's commitment to his clients is simply extraordinary. Andrew worked with us for approximately 9 months. During that time, Andrew was extremely patient as he walked us through each stage of selling our previous home and ultimately purchasing our beautiful new home. Andrew took the time to really get to know us and address our various needs and concerns. Andrew even spent at least two months travelling back on forth to our home via taxi because he was on crutches. Amazing!! He was always available to answer our questions into the late hours of the evening (11pm). Andrew was so attentive to us that there were times we truly believed that we were his only clients! This was truly a great experience, he is thoughtful, dedicated and provided excellent service. I have already referred him to my friends.
Edwin Y
The timing for home purchasing was right for me this year, and I reached out to Andrew again. Together we found a great home in a convenient neighborhood! His hands on service in navigating through the process made my first time home buying experience a lot less stressful. He is committed to ensuring his clients are comfortable and advised with earnestness and thoughtfulness. He strives to treat clients' needs as though they were his own family's. I am very glad I reached out to him when I restarted my home buying search. Andrew is knowledgeable in the real estate market and the home buying process. He was patient in explaining all of the details and answering all of my questions. While ultimately, I decided that the timing was not right for me, I gained a good understanding of the DC real estate market and general knowledge on home buying. For example, he happily paid to cover a $250 pre-inspection of a potential home, partly as a strategy to write a competitive offer but mostly as a gesture to ease my nerves as a first time home buyer. Ultimately, working with Andrew during this short period of time (roughly two weeks) helped me home in on what I am looking for in a house and the budget for what I can afford; his understanding and respect for my decisions are commendable. I look forward to connect with him in the future when the timing is right for me.
Annie G
Third time's the charm. We found Andrew after spending several frustrating months working with a couple of agents that we didn't really click with. Once Andrew came into the picture, our experience took a 180. Andrew did the extra legwork looking at houses we were interested in and helped us narrow it down to just a couple to see in person. In one day, we saw two houses, put an offer in on one, and had it accepted. Andrew also negotiated the heck out of the price (against some pretty impossible odds) and got us a great bargain. I also took comfort in knowing that Andrew was a pro not just at making a sale, but at all the other stuff that comes along with home buying. He walked us through mountains of paperwork, helped us negotiate after our inspection, and connected us with all the people we would need to know to take care of our house after we made it our own.
Zillow User
I first met Andrew when visiting an open house. I was very impressed with his knowledge and personality. My wife and I immediately wanted to work with him to sell our townhouse and purchase a single family. Andrew was helpful in so many ways. He helped us get our house ready for our showing and he listened for our needs in our new home. He is very dedicated; he even came to our home wen he was hopping around on crutches! Nothing stopped him from getting the job done. I had to trust in his expertise and experience and believe me it was well worth it. He was able to help us sell our home and be in a position to move into a new home within one month. Just listen to him and you will be impressed too.
Zillow User
Throughout the entire process, as we searched for the perfect house to buy, Andrew was supportive, reliable, and always available; we would hear back from him quickly whenever we might have a question about a particular listing or strategy for buying the perfect place - an objective that he helped bring about through his incredible work ethic. Andrew is a consummate professional and one that I would recommend without any reservations should you be looking to buy or sell. Seriously, give him a try; you won't be disappointed. It is more likely you will end up disappointed if you don't.
Zillow User
I cannot recommend Andrew enough to any prospective home buyer. He is a consummate professional who demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the region's housing market and the particular nuances of the communities and neighborhoods where I was looking to purchase my home. He took the time to assess what my husband and I were looking for in a new home and neighborhood and provided thoughtful suggestions on how we could expand and narrow our search criteria. He was with us every step of the way during the home buying process-- initiating the contract, recommending mortgage lenders, helping to schedule the home inspections, and educating us on the closing process. He demonstrated flexibility in meeting our schedule to look for homes and getting paperwork signed and he understands from a buyer's perspective how finding and purchasing a home can be anxiety-provoking. He also took the time to introduce us to neighbors living near the home we were looking to purchase. He truly made this process as smooth as it could be for us.
Nicole P
I couldn't have asked for a more seasoned and affable realtor to help me sell my place in DC. It was an unencumbered process for me because he took the lead in helping to organize and guide me all the way to closing (which helped me to put a contract on another house and settle on it within a short turn around period). He worked in my favor by negotiating a rent back on my condo from its prospective buyer and also helped to facilitate discussions with the title company and another DC agency that had a vested interest in my condo. I had a good experience using Andrew's services. There wasn't a time when I felt pressured to make a decision in the selling process that didn't jive with how I wanted things to turn out. I would without a doubt recommend him to any of my friends and family looking to sell in the Washington DC area.
Zillow User
Long story short, Andrew can work magic, and it is not of the dark kind. Even if it is, I would take it, and so should you. We really wanted a place that we randomly happened upon as we were looking to buy. While there was already a lot of expressed interest on it - a fact we learned only after the fact - he managed to pull the proverbial rabbit out of a hat and get us to the front of the line. Our offer was accepted and the contract signed. It only gets better. We had to sell our place in nearly record time so as to ensure that all the financial pieces were in place so that we could close the deal on the place that we wanted. He was incredibly responsive, worked more hours than he probably should have, and helped us to sell our place. It was a great experience. I would have no reservations about recommending him to anyone who is interested in buying their home or selling their own. He provides quality service from start to finish.
Paola A
Andrew served as our advocate/confidant/researcher/closer/negotiator/fact totum for the sale of our house and he could not have done a better job. He was an expert in the process, he was instantly responsive, he had a well-thought out negotiation strategy, and even in an environment in which only a few agents 'oligopolize' the market, he knew the local landscape very well. Andrew helped us sell our house in 48 hours, under circumstances that were delicate and multifaceted which involved the purchase of another house, the sale of the house nextdoor, and very dear relationships with neighbors and friends. Andrew was also very good in responding to my partner's and my needs...which at times were very different! I appreciated his sensitivity in the matter, and his ability to adapt to different styles. Without hesitation, I recommend Andrew!
Pallaisa C
Andrew helped my partner, family, and I to purchase the home we will grow into by avoiding what would assuredly have been an aggressive bidding war. Our family had been looking to find a house that would fit our future needs. We had no time pressure which allowed us to have very high standards for what would make our next home the right one. We were very clear with Andrew that what we needed from him was early access to unusual, special homes, within a certain block radius, with specific characteristics (for example, modern amenities but old world charm, wheelchair-friendly). And that's just what Andrew did: he got us into our now new house thanks to him building a strong relationship with the selling agent and by being quick, fully dedicated to our needs, and very attentive to details. I whole-heartedly recommend Andrew and if only we weren't to be staying in this house for years on-end, we would ask for his help again in a heartbeat.
Sohrab P
Working with Andrew was a pleasure. He earned our trust from the beginning. He genuinely worked with us to make sure we got everything we wanted in our home. He also accompanied us to every meeting, including the viewing, the walk through and the settlement. He is aware of what is going on, and he coordinates everything from the beginning from the home showing to the successful settlement. He took time out of his busy schedule to come to our house, to provide patient, personal consultation which was very convenient for us. Finally he was great at helping us locating an amazing lender to help us through navigation of complicated mortgage process due to our circumstances.
Eko
Andrew has been an excellent realtor from the beginning to the end, and beyond!!! He is trustworthy, attentive, knowledgeable, responsive, resourceful and personable! I can’t think of any better realtor than Andrew if you are looking for stress free, joyful and successful home buying! As first time home buyers, we had very little knowledge in the home buying process. Also, the time we could spend to do research on everything involved in the process was very limited with our busy schedule. Home buying could be overwhelming and discouraging at times if you had to do it all by yourself or had an ordinary realtor. Andrew was extraordinary! He educated us consistently throughout the process and made the whole process so easy and efficient!!! First, he took the time to get to know our needs, wants and wishes. He had a good grasp of our personal taste and vision. Looking back, that was the most efficient way of looking for a house as we saved so much time/energy from randomly going to open houses endlessly and getting exhausted. He was always ahead of the game. He sent us information on new houses on the market whenever he found something that fit our needs and was always ready to show the house with a very short notice way before the open house. We didn’t know exactly how to gage the value of houses, how it would fit into our budget, and what the possibilities were for price negotiation. Again, he did it all for us!!! He was very knowledgeable about the market and on many subjects, including structure, appliances, foundation, mortgage, contractors, and remodeling, etc., to name a few. He knew a lot about the county and private resources that would give you tax credit and discounts. He connected us to all kinds of coupons and discounts for paints, furniture, and landscaping, etc. He even showed us his own house which he remodeled and transformed to a spacious/eco-friendly home. He shared his knowledge on how to make it all possible on a budget. That was very inspiring as it expanded our vision and possibilities. Instead of looking at houses as they were, or settling with what was available, we began to see them as something we could turn into our dream house without breaking the budget. In the end, we bought a house that was more than what we dreamed of and didn’t need any remodeling at all, thanks to Andrew’s good eye on the market, immediate availability and negotiation skills!!! We bought it way below the market price too. But that was not the end! As we were still new to the unfamiliar appliances, we were having trouble operating them. I had already been exhausted after the move and being on the phone with a manufacturer for a long time with no luck. I emailed Andrew, not knowing what to do. He immediately called and came over at night after his long day and helped us solve problems. He checked and tested all appliances in the house, educated us on maximum operation, and even cleaned up the floor when water got splashed! He also reminded us that the excellent home warrantee we had purchased (which he had recommended during the process) would take care of any problems that might happen in the future. He really put us at ease even after the purchase of home. I truly believe that Andrew loves and has passion to help people make their dream come true and to make that process as easy as possible. I strongly recommend Andrew for anybody who is looking for a house and for a very positive experience!!!
Mick M
From the beginning of his time working with us as first time home buyers, Andrew was extremely personable, energetic, dedicated and responsive. These days it is so rare to find personable and relationship centered service like Andrew provides. He will really stick with you through the entire home buying process. He took the time to meet with us, get to know us and learn about our dreams and wishes for our first house. Weeks later he spotted a gem of a house that had been overlooked and negotiated a price below the asking price. If you want someone who is relationship centered and will really take the time get to know you and provide personalized, responsive and attentive service--call Andrew. ****** the week that we moved into our house, Andrew came over (in the evening) to our house to help look at and fix several things that were not working. Don't think that there are many, if any other agents that do that!
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Andrew was amazing. From the first time we met him , we felt that he could be amazing at helping us out finding our homebase. Thanks to his tremendous efforts and hard work we became first time home buyers in less than 5 months. If it was not for him his kindness and of course his great knowledge of the ins and outs of the area , we would not have been able to go through this. Also he made sure that he took into consideration our wants and needs to find a house that fit our personalities. I would highly recommend Andrew , not only because of his great wealth of knowledge but also because he genuinely cares and treats you like family.
Jill O
Andrew was an absolute delight to work with. He is a helper first, and a salesman second. My husband and I relocated to the Silver Spring area for my husband's job. Prior to even stepping foot in Silver Spring Andrew was on the look-out for homes that fit our parameters, he never once tried to sell us something that did not fit within our wishes, or pressure us in any way. We had planned to make a trip to Silver Spring specifically to meet with Andrew and shop for a home, when we had to unexpectedly cancel the trip Andrew went the extra mile and found us temporary housing, so we would have a place to land and not have to purchase a home sight unseen. I can honeslty say he is our first friend in Silver Spring, not only did he help us find a home, he introduced us to his connections in town, even going so far as to send my resume to some of his contacts as I was moving to town without employment. In the end he found us a home in a beautiful neighborhood with all of the amenities we desired, and most importantly, within our budget. During the purchase process he negotiated repairs and other details on our behalf with professionalism and efficiency. After we closed on the property Andrew was still by our side recommending contractors that he has personally used and vouched for, all of which have been timely and professional. In my husband's profession transfers and moves are highly likely, when the next move takes place Andrew will be our first phone call.
Forney M
Andrew provided so many exceptional services it is hard to know where to start. First and foremost, I am a member of Uniformed Military Service and relocate frequently. Andrew was by far the best individual I have ever worked with in real estate and finding living accommodations. If you are a relocation, Military member, etc, do you self a favor and hire this guy. He is competent, knowledgeable, goes the extra mile and exudes professionalism. The following are a brief list of the services he provided: -Aiding in coordinating a useful, cost effective and convenient relocation solution when relocating for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) from Alaska to Silver Spring, MD. He found my wife and I a temporary, fully furnished rental as we shopped for a permanent residence to purchase. He introduced us to the neighbors in a safe and pleasant neighborhood providing time to acclimate to a new job and the area. All of this while not being rushed or pushed into buying a home. -He located a fabulous home in a neighbor close to my office, near wooded parks for recreation, close to public transportation, and in neighborhood that is highly desirable. All this at a very reasonable price point and inside our budget. He never once pushed for us to exceed the budget my wife and I set, not the bank/lender budget. (If you have ever bought a house before, you likely know what I am talking about.) -He also was a personal point of contact and involved Realtor resource. He quickly became an advocate from the first telephone consultation and remained a steadfast advocate through the successful settlement of our home purchase. This include neighborhood tours, constructing a winning offer, connection to inspectors/lenders/title company. Furthermore, he was there by my side through all these steps as a supporter looking out for my best interest. -He negotiated a substantial cost savings on my behalf which will allow for numerous home renovations that will bring added value to the home. -This is HUGE! He is available always. You can reach this guy night and day! Any Day of the week. His response time is amazing and Customer Service is second to none. I personally would highly recommend Andrew to anyone relocating to the DC/Virginia/Maryland area. I also highly recommend him to any Military or members of the Uniformed Services. I would highly recommend him to anyone buying/selling a home in the DC/Virginia/Maryland areas. In fact, I fully plan to hire Andrew once my wife and I decide to sell the wonderful home that Andrew helped us find. I just hope that my position allows it to be later, rather than sooner. Finally, in a world where many service professionals - especially realtors - often leave a bad taste in your mouth, It is refreshing to have met a Realtor that works hard for, advocates for, and takes great care of his clients as if they were close friends/family. My advice to you is HIRE ANDREW! You will not regret the service, personality, and good things that will come from working with him! Happy hunting/selling!
Zillow User
Our experience with Andrew in buying a new home was outstanding. He helped us prepare an offer the same day we visited our new home, landing us the house of our dreams and avoiding a multiple bid situation. He even went back to the house for a second time the same day to tour the property one last time before the offer went in. There are many great things I could say about Andrew. Here are some of the highlights: Andrew is very trustworthy and zealously works for his clients' best interests; he is good about putting the big things in perspective while also focusing on the details that others may miss; he responds quickly no matter the hour or day of the week; he patiently answered all of our questions, never rushing us; and he has a great network of local service providers to assist in the process. Taking all these positive together, Andrew treated us like family and our new home like it was his. Needless to say, the service and outcome were fantastic. We feel lucky to have worked with him.
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Here's the short answer: I couldn't recommend Andrew more highly. He is by far the best real estate agent--and one of the best service providers of any kind--that I have ever worked with. Longer answer: From beginning to end, Andrew provided the highest quality support and service, a true ally throughout the process. He helped us stage / prep the house for sale at no charge and coordinate repairs and painting for quickest sale. He successfully built demand for the property, resulting in over 60 visitors to two open houses. We had a ratified contract in only two days after list at well over list price. And to top it all off, he was relentlessly positive and energetic throughout. Couldn't ask for better service.
James G
Andrew did amazing work in helping us find our dream home. Andrew was knowledgeable about every step of the process. He was patient with us and he walked us through the entire process. Andrew was available for us at any time we needed him. Andrew helped us in a multiple offer situation and he did some amazing negotiation for us. We got pretty much everything we asked for and Andrew's work was a huge reason for that. Andrew had great inspectors and lender set up for us. He made what I thought was going to be a painful process incredibly easy. I highly recommend Andrew for anyone looking to buy or sell in DC or Maryland.
Myers D
Andrew is great. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. He was able to answer them quickly and thoroughly, and even answer some questions that we didn't even know we needed to ask. Buying your first house is kind of a scary process and Andrew really makes you feel like someone is there, looking out for your interest, to make sure you get a good one. I felt like he truly listened to our wishes and between the two of us and Andrew, we were able to find a great house. He made it a very easy process and we were actually able to close on the house on a month. I am very happy with our new house and would recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a new place.
Zillow User
If you want to purchase a house, Andrew is your go to guy! Not only is he highly professional, but he is warm, down to earth, honest and will treat you like family. Andrew was awesome in helping my fiance and I purchase our first home. He really listened to what the both of us wanted in a home, the location we wanted to be in and how much we wanted to spend. He sent us listings and recommended that we continue searching on our own and to send him any listings that interested us. When we sent him the photos/information for our soon to be home, Andrew immediately looked through everything and we were able to do a walkthrough that weekend. During the tour, Andrew pointed out little details that made the home special. He seriously checked everything..from appliance serial numbers/dates, water pressure, lights and the deck. When we couldn't make our inspection, he went our behalf taking photos/videos and sent us everything right away. Andrew negotiated our final purchase price and we were able to close in a month. Even after the move, he's still checking on us to make sure we're settling in. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!
Christopher V
Andrew is incredible. I don't even know where to begin. I felt extremely anxious, hesitant and clueless about buying a house and Andrew made the whole thing easy and fun. Andrew looked out for us every step of the way and constantly explained things to us that we would’ve never known to ask. Our first meeting with Andrew was over at his house where we ended up talking for a few hours about what my husband and I were looking for. He put me right at ease. He really wanted to get to know us. When we left his house, he encouraged us to go celebrate the fact that we had decided to buy a place. We told him where we were going and when we arrived, the hostess was waiting for us and told us that we had two drinks on Andrew! It was just such a good feeling. I felt so taken care of and Andrew continued to deliver every step of the way. Even when I felt down about our finances or housing prospects, Andrew would give me pep talks and share his own personal experiences. He negotiated brilliantly for us and saved us a lot of money and headache. All of these things we didn’t have to ask (again, we didn’t know to ask). It wasn’t until settlement when it was clear just how much Andrew had done for us. The purchase is complete and Andrew continues to check in on us and make sure things are going smoothly. Andrew will be our official realtor for life. He is a wonderful person and an incredible realtor with a real gift for working with people.
Enye W
I met Andrew unexpectedly through someone we both know. I was planning to buy a bigger house and sell my smaller house. I already had decided to go with an Agent I know when buying my current house. However, I was so impressed with his thorough knowledge, attention to detail, use of technology, network of loan officers as well as home improvement professionals, etc. I decided to go with him through the process. He helped me find the right loan arrangement with the right lender, helped me find the right home to buy and guided me through the inspection and everything else and I was on the right track to buy my new house and sell my current one. However, some unexpected accident happened in my family and I had to backtrack everything. I had to cancel my purchase contract and postpone selling my current house until I am emotionally ready. He was very gracious and helpful to cancel my contract, get every appropriate document signed and get my EMD deposit back. He responds to every call, text and email I send him. He answers every question I ask with detail explanation. He is simply the best!
Mary Z
Outstanding service and very professional. He helped us in many ways as we are living in the Boston area in Massachusetts with such services as looking out for the property during the winter months, obtaining contractors for repairs, overseeing the repairs, and keeping us informed in a timely manner. We highly recommend Andrew as most of his efforts were above and beyond what we had expected and we accomplished a smooth and expedient sale of our property.
Lindsey M
We met Andrew at an open house and we knew instantly that we wanted him to be our realtor. Andrew took the time to get to know us, individually, and as a couple before we even started the process of looking at houses. He is very responsive, answering our questions/emails/phone calls in a very timely manner. Since he took a lot of time getting to know what we wanted, he never showed us a house that wasn't for us. Andrew was also very knowledgeable when looking at the foundation of the houses and if it needed work or not. When we finally found our dream home, Andrew cancelled his personal plans on a Saturday night and helped us put in an offer that night! Needless to say, we just settled on our house a couple of weeks ago. Andrew found us our dream home within 2 months of meeting him, which is very impressive. He continues to be a great support for my husband and I as we move into our new house, helping find movers, handymen, etc. I would highly recommend Andrew.
Zillow User
When we met Andrew at an Open House earlier this winter, we were just dipping our toes into a home search. He really helped us become comfortable with the process and gave us the confidence to proceed with our first (and successful!) offer. After we first met, Andrew took the time to drive around with us one Saturday afternoon to do a windshield survey of our targeted neighborhoods. During that time, we popped into a few homes that were on the market and were able to pinpoint with him the exact home characteristics that we were looking for. Since he had developed a great feel for what we were looking for, when our now home came on the market, he knew it'd be a great fit for us. We were the first people in the door the morning it came on the market and it was love at first sight. Our offer was submitted the next day and we survived a multiple offer situation because Andrew helped us craft the best possible offer that was tailored to fit all the needs of the seller. I cannot recommend him highly enough and we had a wonderful experience buying our first home.
Nick N
Andrew was a spectacular leader and partner in helping my wife and I find our first home. He has tremendous knowledge of the area, and combines that with getting to know you personally to find the perfect fit. He's extremely strategic in his approach, which is a must in this competitive market.
AB W
Once Andrew got to know us, he never wasted our time having us run around to multiple houses just because they were available. Quality over quantity! It was pretty impressive we were able to find exactly what we were looking for in about a month in such a competitive market.
Gopal B
I can't say enough great things about Andrew. There is, of course, many of the things you expect from a top flight realtor (knowledge, responsiveness, advocacy, etc.) but what impressed us was that he truly cared about getting a great house for us. He wasn't in it for just a quick sale and always had our best interests in mind. In fact at one point during the inspection phase of our home purchase (a house that my wife and I fell in love with) he even gently suggested that we should keep our minds open about looking at other houses! For Andrew it's about finding the RIGHT place for his clients not just A place.
Zillow User
It is with pleasure I take this time to give a genuine thanks to Andrew for helping in the difficult process of finding a home for my family and me. Andrew took the time to meet my needs, financially and geographically. I felt very pleased with the work and dedication he gave me, and have no reservations in recommending him for anyone who is looking for a reliable realtor.
Zillow User
Andrew is AWESOME!!! We found his number on a house listing and called him up to see if they would consider renting it. That specific listing wasn't, but he dropped everything he was doing that week to show us some homes that were open to renters. Being new to the area, the rental process was much different than what we were used to. He was very knowledgeable about the process and helped us through the whole process. He wrote us to see how our move was and he continues to check in on us to see how we are doing! I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to list their home, buy a home or looking to rent one.
Jacob C
Me and Andrew were introduced when I began searching for an apartment for me and my current roommate. I'd never rented before or worked with property agents but Andrew was very helpful in making me feel comfortable and un-pressured. He helped me and my roommate find an apartment which satisfied our needs.
Zillow User
Andrew helped my fiancé and I negotiate a great rental for our first home together. He thought of strategic ways to present our offer to be both competitive and advantageous to us. Thanks Andrew
Zillow User
Andrew was very helpful throughout the buying process. I first met him at an open house and he then followed up with me to see if I would be interested in his services. He promised a very hands-on and customer-based experience that would be focused on my needs for a house. At the time I had been using Redfin for months and was unimpressed with them. I didn't get a sense of realtor expertise. When I signed with Andrew, he came to my house to meet my family and do an in-depth assessment for what we were looking for in a house and our budget. It lasted for over an hour. I was very impressed with his presentation and past experience selling houses. It only took a couple of months to find a house that my family and I loved. Each house that we looked at with Andrew, we looked at every detail very closely and Andrew gave a thorough assessment of what it's value was. If you're looking for close attention and expertise from an agent, Andrew is the way to go. He doesn't believe in just being an agent, but establishing a close relationship as well. I can still count on him to provide references for any services I need done for the house.
Zillow User
Andrew is an extraordinary realtor. He is hard working, trustworthy and an exceptional negotiator. He shepherded us through an unfamiliar process and made buying a home stress-free. We never could have imagined that a realtor would stay up until three in the morning negotiating a time sensitive contract as well as putting on gloves and a mask to move things around in the dusty storage spaces during home inspection! We had heard all kinds of scary stories from our friends about realtors looking after their own interests more than anyone else’s but Andrew put all our doubts to rest very quickly. He worked extremely hard to gain our trust and we are so happy that we trusted him. Andrew is actually more than just a realtor– he wore multiple hats for us throughout the home buying process. He was our advisor, friend, inspector, contractor and handyman. His professionalism and eye to detail were beyond we could ever imagine. Andrew also gave us excellent recommendations for roofing, HVAC, chimney and painters. In fact even now we continue to seek his advice and recommendations for anything related to our house. And he is as prompt and helpful now as he was when he represented us. Andrew made buying our first home so easy. He is a gem of a realtor and we are glad we discovered him. We hope that many others looking to buy, sell or rent property will give Andrew an opportunity to represent them. He is the best!
Stacey A
Andrew did a phenomenal job for me. He knew just what I needed to do to update a 1980's house and he helped make it look great without spending a lot of my money. As a result, I was able to get my asking price in a short amount of time. He worked tirelessly to market and promote my house. I highly recommend him for anyone needing to sell or buy.
Zillow User
Andrew helped me find rental housing for myself and my young son. He brought to the table a thorough knowledge of the area, much need professional judgement/advice and an enthusiasm for helping me find the right place. His positive outlook and proactive style was refreshing to see. He took the time with me to help me find the best fit. I highly recommend this Realtor.
Zillow User
Andrew is amazing at his job! My wife and I were recently in the market for a home in Maryland. We lived out of state and were referred to Andrew through a family/friend. After contacting him, he immediately responded and set up a time for us to talk more in detail regarding what type of house we were looking for. He gave us recommendations for excellent mortgage lenders, which in retrospect, really helped facilitate a smooth and speedy transaction. One Saturday morning, I came across a newly listed house that both my wife and i were very interested in. I emailed Andrew and within minutes, he texted saying he was looking into the listing! He then drove out to the house that afternoon and walked us through it using video chat. My wife and I then drove to Maryland and met Andrew the following morning at 7am for a personal walk through (at which time there were already 3 offers on the house). Andrew then spent the rest of the day with us putting together an offer which we submitted Sunday evening. I sincerely believe we would not have been able to secure this house had it not been for Andrew's expertise, responsiveness, and hard work. Following acceptance of our offer, Andrew gave us awesome recommendations for contractors, inspectors, and a settlement company. All of which led to a very smooth closing! I cannot speak more highly of Andrew and will definitely be referring him to anyone looking to buy a house in the DC Metro Area!

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