Mary Long and Foster
I just recently completed a transaction with Brian Siebel and wanted to give a shout out to say he was amazing to work with. He was concise, professional, timely and got the job done without any delay. It's easy to just keep going once the transaction is complete, but he deserves a thank you and wanted you to know!
Brian was fantastic helping us find a wonderful home in Alexandria. Coming from out of state it is overwhelming trying to figure out all of the options and neighborhoods to consider. Brian was very responsive and helpful in showing us a variety of different areas and homes in order to make an informed decision. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking to buy a home in the area.
It was my eminent good fortune to have Brian Siebel of McEnearney Associates represent me in the purchase of my new home in Arlington, Virginia. The home I wanted to purchase was for-sale-by-owner on Zillow. The purchase was complicated by fact that I was living in a small Georgia town during the entire offer and negotiation process as well as the existence of a hold-over tenant who wanted to remain in the property for several months and an unknowledgeable, stubborn and inflexible seller. Closing this sale is a testament to Brian Siebel’s knowledge and skill as a real estate agent, his extreme patience in dealing with me and the two other parties involved, his negotiating skill, and his ability to identify and explain in easy to understand terms the best course of action for each of us. As often happens with real estate transactions just when it looked like everything had fallen into place and the sale would go through, another problem would arise. Brian Siebel was always on top of the new situation and proposing a workable solution. And, once again his knowledge of real estate sales requirements, patience and negotiating skill came through for me. Brian Siebel stayed involved with all parties throughout the process, solved every problem that arose and made this deal work for me. I could not be more satisfied with a real estate agent. I wholeheartedly recommend Brian Siebel to anyone in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area.
I honestly didn't know what to expect when I randomly requested an agent thru Zillow. However, after a few minutes of meeting Brian I immediately could tell he was very knowledgeable in the region, attentive towards my preferences and timeline and was truly in it to help me find my desired home. I would strongly recommend speaking with Brian whether you are a first time or veteran home buyer.
Lee and Ana
Brian was very helpful in our search for a new home. It was our first time buying and Brian could not have been more patient or responsive in assisting our purchase. In particular, we could always count on Brian to keep us up to date with every step in the process. Brian truly is a great resource and is really great to work with. We recommend him highly and hopefully will be able to work with him again for any future opportunities.
Dechen and Jigme
Brian is very informed and knowledgeable in the area. He is always available anytime, any day. We really appreciated his promptness of getting things done. Brian was also very helpful in assisting in referring many mortgage lenders and various other contractors. Thanks Brian!
I highly recommend Brian. I contacted him about a home listing I saw online and he responded immediately. Throughout our house hunting process he was always there for us responding to emails quickly and thoroughly, taking us to see countless homes, advising us on the process, and recommending other professionals such as mortgage lenders, home inspectors and others. Everyone he recommended provided the same top quality service that Brian gave us. He knows the market and takes the time to get to know his clients so he can better serve them. We closed on our house earlier this week and he offered to continue to assist as needed as we settle in to the area. Brian goes above and beyond and was a pleasure to spend time with along the way. My husband and I not only bought a house but made a friend.
Tenzin & Tashi
Brian Siebel found us the house that we thought was impossible to find!
We were impressed from the get-go with the comprehensive list of requirements that he had prepared for us to complete. His subsequent streamlined research proved to be highly productive with us finding our home in less than two weeks!
His due diligence made the process seamless and productive.
Dealing with Brian was an absolute pleasure. I met him at an open house. He listened to my requirements and started sending me listings. After a few, he found me the perfect condo. On my behalf, he drove a hard bargain and I got the place for $50,000 below asking and $66,000 below the county appraisal. He then sold my house. Selling is always a nerve wracking experience. Nonetheless, he provided me with lists of reliable repair people. He even cleaned up my basement for me. In the end, he drove another hard bargain and my house sold for $32,000 more than listing. I could not be more pleased.
Brian was really amazing and so incredibly helpful. He helped me with every aspect of getting the house ready for sale, including one day helping me drag trash to the curb and even fixing a broken door latch on the front storm door. I wouldn't have space to list all the things Brian did to make the sale. He was extremely responsive, often texting me back within minutes of a query. Additionally, he was very patient with my various crises and expressed anxieties about the sale of the house I had owned for 26 years. And, in the end, the house sold in less than three months for a price I was very happy with. Thank you, Brian!
Areig and Nadir
We were very happy to have Brian Siebel working with us to buy our first home. He was fantastic and incredibly professional. We knew from the first day we met him that we were in good hands. He has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and it was a real pleasure working with him.
Andy and Kate
We’ve worked with no one more diligent than Brian Siebel. We can’t imagine any realtor outworking him or giving more of himself to his clients. As first time homebuyers, we lacked experience, knowledge, and – at times – confidence. Throughout the process, though, we knew that we could always count on Brian to be there to guide and support us. That, for us, was priceless.
Andrew and Jane
I highly recommend those interested in buying/selling a home in Northern Virginia to use Brian Siebel. After years of renting apartments in the DC and Virginia area my wife and I decided we were ready to purchase our first home. We were recommended to use Brian from our mortgage broker and it turned out great. As first time homebuyers we were very unsure of the process. Brian was extremely patient with us and took the time to explain everything we needed to know. Further, Brian showed us several homes for sale and provided honest feedback. We never felt pressured by Brian to make a decision; rather he suggested we take the time we need to make our decision. When it was time to make an offer Brian was very prepared and worked with us to structure an offer for our new home. I highly recommend Brian and look forward to working with him in the future.
Ryan and Nicole
Brian was a pleasure to work with in every aspect of the process. We were first time home buyers and he really helped us understand all the little nuances and potential pitfalls. Brian was diligent, responsive, and made himself available at anytime to meet and discuss. From initial search to close was only about 2.5 months. This was truly a streamlined and relatively stress free process and we feel this was thanks, in part, to Brian.
Jason and Lexie
As a first-time home buyer, Brian made the process entirely smooth and well communicated. We always knew where we stood in the process and what the next step was. He was patient with us and showed us several places before we finally decided to make an offer. He is very professional and dedicated to his clients.
Kevin and Kara
My wife and I decided to move into a single family home to accommodate our growing family. We were not familiar with the all the neighborhoods so we needed someone who had local knowledge. Most importantly we wanted someone who could manage our tight purchase timeline. Brian was referred to us by another professional in the industry. He thought Brian's background as a lawyer along with his diligent approach would match our needs. He was spot on. After a phone call and a strategy session at Brian's office he chose 15 or so houses for us to consider. On the next Saturday Brian showed us four homes. The fourth home we visited was perfect. After a conversation that night where Brian thoughtfully weighed the pros and cons with us we decided to make an offer. With Brian's help we negotiated important closing cost concessions and home inspection items. The contract was ratified on Thursday which meant the whole process was wrapped up in six days. We love our new home. I'm certain that Brian's sharp skills and diligent approach made the difference for us.
Shane and Oxana
Brian exceeded expectations in every respect. Where he truly excelled was during the negotiations in which we truly benefited from his experience. We highly recommend him!
Amy and Kyle
Brian was an amazing and consummate professional who worked tirelessly to find the perfect fit for our family in terms of renting out a house. His personal attention to our needs was top notch, and as we resided overseas at the time, we were 100% reliant on him, his visits to prospective houses and assessment of how the properties fit within our goals for a rental. He was very clear when houses did not meet the bar and why. The end result was Brian found us a rental that matched our ideal and within the price range we had requested. He was also a joy to work with and we plan to call on him in the future for our housing needs.
Lynette and Kris
We were moving to DC from the West Coast and had to find a home to rent in a very short period of time. Brian was extremely helpful from the beginning--he sent me all paperwork to fill out in advance, provide a number of listings that met our criteria, and scheduled viewings for all of the homes we wanted to see.
Brian's knowledge of the Northern Virginia neighborhoods was incredibly helpful, and he was kind enough to not only drive us to all of the showings, but tell us some history about the neighborhoods, potential commuting options, local restaurants and more. We were in the area for just a few days, and by the time we left, we had a rental property all lined up in our perfect neighborhood. Brian's help in finding us a rental property made our move to Virginia worry-free, and we would absolutely work with Brian again.
I will recommend Brian to anyone who is in need of a Realtor. We had no idea how the process was to buy a house and Brian walked us through it. I've heard bad stories about house buying, but with Brian we couldn't be happier. It was a very pleasant experience. He has been in the area for over 25 years and knows every neighborhood. He will LISTEN TO YOUR NEEDS and find a potential home. He will show you around all possible options. When house hunting, he will keep you in the loop, will work based on your schedule, and not his. When you make an offer, he will be there every step of the way, guiding you, letting you know what steps he is doing to make your deal go through. He keeps you updated every time. He takes client’s interest very seriously and he is not pushy when it comes to making an offer or getting a deal done. When you are ready to make an offer, he will give you professional advice and discuss with you how to approach every potential house. He knows what a fair price would be. He will be with you in open houses, if you choose to be represented. When you get outbid on a home you loved, it’s tough, trust me we know, Brian will be there for you when you get back on the horse for the hunt again. It’s just part of the process; a crucial moment that we think Brian excelled on. Don’t get discouraged on that house that you lost, it wasn't meant to be. Finally, when our offer was accepted, he was with us during the house inspection. He was with us closing day. Brian will be with you every step along the way and he will be always LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTEREST. We can honestly say that he went above and beyond on helping us find our home. I will work with Brian in the future. My long and detailed testimonial is a result of his great service and professionalism.
After jumping around from one rental to the next for 3.5 years in Arlington, my fiancee and I decided to look into purchasing our first home. Our mortgage consultant recommended Brian for the Northern Virginia area, and it's the best thing that happened. Being inexperienced in real estate meant we had a lot of questions. Brian answered them all, every time, plus more. We had an initial meeting at his office to get to know each other, discuss our requirements, etc. He set up a search for us where we were able to look at listing details and pick and choose, with his help, what we wanted to look at. We visited around 15 (maybe more) condo units in two days -- that very first weekend after having met. When we found a place we really liked, Brian guided us through the process of placing the offer. When we lost that unit due to a competing higher offer, Brian took it upon himself to find us another unit in the same building since he noticed how much we had liked it. Since any active listings were either out of our budget or didn't fit our requirements, he dug through older and withdrawn listings and made calls to find out status of those listings. This is how we found our home. Throughout the entire process, from initial meeting, to a ratified contract 2 weeks later, to closing day 45 days after that, Brian was always in contact with us. He understood that we lacked the experience and knowledge so he made sure to explain every step required. We constantly had questions and he was always available to answer them. Every email we sent would get an almost immediate reply back. He is very easy going, respectful, polite, and professional. We were not looking for our forever home just yet, and we are certain that Brian will be our first call when we decide to move on.
Brian was fantastic in helping us find our apartment in Arlington. We were moving from Chicago and knew very little about the area. Brian was honest and provided truly helpful information about the areas in which we were looking to rent. He knew we had very little time and arranged many properties for us to tour. As he drove us from property to property he chatted with us about the area and suggested places we should visit. After we made our decision, Brian saw us all the way through the process of renting our new apartment. After we moved, Brian checked in to make sure we were still happy and settling in. He also brought us homemade treats during the holidays. I would recommend Brian's services to anyone.
Moving from the Midwest, we had little knowledge of the rental market in the DC region. Brian maintained excellent contact with us leading into the single day we had to find and choose an apartment due to travel limitations and work schedules. He stuck very closely to our budget and apartment needs and took extra time to show us around our new community. I would certainly return to Brian for help with any future moves in the area.
Karen and Daniel
Brian has represented my husband and me twice (so far) searching for SFH rentals in Fairfax, VA. He diligently represented our best interests both years, even when it would have been easier to do otherwise. The housing market in northern Virginia is notoriously fast-moving for sales and leases. Brian was quickly responsive with all communications, at all times, and accommodated our schedules for showing properties. He came prepared with the paperwork for any on-the-spot decisions and helped us navigate the process for every option we considered pursuing. I highly recommend Brian because we have had two experiences to back up his consistency, excellence, and commitment to his clients.
In addition to having the right qualities of any good realtor, I also appreciate Brian’s style. He is good at keeping his clients’ interests at the center of attention. He was very professional every time he met with us by handling logistics, communicating [just] the facts, and facilitating showings and process milestones so that it felt like the decisions and the experience were just between my husband and me. We could count on Brian to get us everything we need so that when the opportunity came time to sign, we were ready and confident about our choices.
Paul and Daniella
Good guy, low pressure, knows his way around town. Was very patient with us. Several early deals fell through but he kept working to help us find what we wanted.
Hilda and Miguel
Brian was very professional assisting my family to find a new home to rent. He showed us many options, answered our questions, and prepared paperwork. He accompanied us during the whole process. He is efficient, friendly, flexible, and a hard worker. He tries to satisfy the client’s needs.
Brian adapted our home search for our needs, specifically to finding a good home in a good school district at a nice price. He was very patient, made the process much more easier and quicker. After the experience I will be contacting him again to become a first time home owner next year. If you are looking for great experience renting or buying then Brian Siebel is the person to contact.
Richard and Rossana
Brian helped us find the perfect house for our family. He was always ready and available to show us a rental house. We look forward to purchase our home in the near future with his help.
Brian provided fantastic service for my roommate and me. We are both in school and work so do not have much time to search for places on our own. He made a wonderful list of places that would appeal to us and in our price range.
When looking at places, he was very knowledgeable about the area and provided great insight into where we would be living.
After we found a place, we found that there had been a miscommunication about a parking spot. Brian was a wonderful adviser about fixing the problem. I highly recommend him.
Dealing with Brian has been a pleasure. He listens to what we wanted and tried to help us find the perfect home. He was always available for us any time to show us a house and even went to an open house with us. We were very pleased with him and the team he associates himself with.
Tanya and Anthony
Brian has been very helpful to us, he made sure that he finds exactly what we wanted in a family home. He notified us constantly on the different steps of the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old condo as well. We would highly recommend Brian if you're looking for someone professional, highly effective and looks out for you
Jeff and Amy
Brian is very knowledgeable and trustworthy, he helped us as first time home buyers navigate the process and successfully close on our home. He was very patient, and answered all of our questions in a timely manner.
Working with Brian has been great! Brian knows well, the special value of a home in Falls Church, VA. He went to bat to get me the highest price for my property, while other agents were all about selling lots of properties quickly. Brian advised me and assisted me in getting my house into top condition for the best price possible. I'm so happy with the result! I highly recommend Brian Siebel.
Brian couldn't have been more helpful in navigating our first time home buying experience. He gave us great advice and made sure our purchase was on track from start to finish. I look forward to referring him to all of our friends. You won't be disappointed!
Brian did an excellent job in stepping into a very last minute situation. He was able to quickly get me into properties I requested to see while trying to determine where I wanted to live. I was able to make an offer and move in two weeks before settlement which allowed me to not move twice. Great job!
Brian's guidance, responsiveness, and knowledge made my first home buying experience extraordinarily easy and fun. I met Brian serendipitously viewing a home and knew immediately that his candid and matter-a-fact feedback was the honesty I hoped to expect from my agent. Brian would respond within minutes of any question (and at any time) and helped me every step of the way from the home search to the closing (and was incredibly effective with our negotiations).
He put me in touch with a stellar team of mortgage brokers, structural engineers, inspectors, and HVAC, roofing, painting, and flooring contractors that shared many common traits as Brian; integrity and charisma. This group (with Brian’s leadership and facilitation) helped me assess whether I was making an informed decision on a home. Now, I'm just trying to find reasons how I can work with Brian in the future!
Brian goes above and beyond. Look no further. He's helped us buy our home from abroad, taking care of nearly everything and providing sage advice and recommendations at every step of the way. He's patient, calm and remains even-keel throughout what could otherwise be a stressful transaction. Highly recommend him!
Brian was extremely attentive, prompt and professional. We worked together well. He was very easy to reach via telephone and email. Whenever I had a question, he was there to answer. He assisted me with every aspect of buying a new home. I strongly recommend him!
Brian was professional and knowledgeable about the area and did not try to steer me into anything that wasn't right for me . He was low key and kept me informed about what was happening, which I really appreciated as a first time buyer. He was very responsive in getting contractors in to do estimates and needed work done, which greatly facilitated the whole buying process.
We needed a short term rental house on short notice during the holidays - not an easy order. Brian was patient, attentive, and professional which helped put us at ease. He always responded promptly to our inquiries and fit showings into our busy schedule. Brain stayed involved through our lease signing, continuing to answer questions for us. We recommend him without reservation.
Great experience! Very knowledgeable about micro areas. Combines experience with charm. Pleasure to work with. Even after we signed the contract he was there for us. Highly recommend Brian.
Very helpful experience and he made the whole process of buying a house easier. He helped us with any problem or questions that we had with the homes we were looking for.
Travis and Danielle
Brian was great in helping us buy our first home. He was very knowledgeable about the housing market and was helpful in showing us homes throughout Northern Virginia. He was very responsive to any of our questions and we could not have asked for a better realtor. We will definitely recommend him to anyone else who needs to buy or sell a home.