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Serving Northern Virginia with professional real estate service so that my clients, both buyers and sellers, are thrilled with the outcome and comfortable with the entire process.
Some people work all there life and never find something that gives them great passion. I feel lucky that I have found that in real estate. Becoming a REALTOR® has allowed me to help navigate buyers and sellers through one of the largest financial transaction that most people will make. This is a transaction that is usually filled with so many emotions that no matter how many times you do it, each will be slightly different. Because this is something that is not done by the buyer or seller on a regular basis, it can seem very confusing and at times overwhelming. This is where I feel my experiences coupled with knowledge sharing, patience, compassion and understanding helps my clients get to their goals. I look at my relationship with my clients as a partnership and coordinator of the transaction. I hope that not only do they learn from me, that I learn something from them. Nothing is more rewarding than to take what seems like a daunting task and make it simple and carefree.
One of the great things I accomplished was gaining my Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certification. This has given me the knowledge to help a group of people that sometimes are under served by the industry. Most transactions are what we may think is very normal where someone is a willing seller of a home. So many other transactions involve people who have been forced to sell by some form of a hardship, loss of job, divorce, or death. All of these could lead to a foreclosure of the home. It is so important that these homeowners know that there are possible options for them that would be so much better than allowing the foreclosure to happen. Many people decide to allow the home to go into foreclosure without ever speaking with the lender. A CDPE can help you navigate this process and help you know what your choices are before you take action or it's too late.
When working with my clients, I use the latest technology, benefiting buyers and sellers alike and never lose focus until the job is done right. I love happy endings and I work hard to make them happen.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
-- Confucius, Philosopher
The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Real estate agents and brokers who have earned REALTOR e-PRO® Certification are Internet Professionals who have completed extensive training using the Web. REALTOR e-PRO® Certification means the real estate professional is prepared to employ the latest techniques and services for your benefit, just like you've grown to expect from a professional.
The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services by earning the GRI designation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
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Servicing the Northern Virginia area working with buyers and sellers, downsizers and upscalers, relos and renters: Keeping in Focus with Whatever your real estate needs are.
I relocated to Virginia in June of 2005 from Utah. I started shopping for houses on the internet in May. One of the houses I pulled up was Gwen's. She was very responsive to me on any questions I had. She then started sending me more and more information about the housing market, and several homes in my price range. I looked at other realtor's homes, but none gave me information about the area like Gwen. For over a month she kept me informed of market conditions all over northern Virginia. She became my buying agent and was real helpful in finding the right home for me and my family. 8 months later I got transferred back to Utah. So I decided to use Gwen as my selling agent. She did a great job of marketing my home. We now have a full price offer on it. I have worked with 7 realtors in my life on buying, or selling homes and no one has provided as great service as Gwen Walton.
Thank you for your excellent service, Boyd of Front Royal
With the slow down in the housing market, (at least that´s what our 1st listing agent said was the problem for our house being on the market for 4 months) but Gwen pulled out every stop. Canvassing neighboring developments and comparing and introducing our home to other agents and would be buyers, Gwen was able to get it off the market in 3 short weeks. With the amount of communication, attention to detail and above and beyond sales technique one would have thought she was selling her own home. Gwen, my wife and I thank you so very much.
Mr. & Mrs. J. Frost of Haymarket
I just want to say thanks for all the hard work you have done for me with looking for the perfect place. With the time and effort that you showed there are no words to say what a great opportunity it was working with you.
I want to commend you for an outstanding personality and dedication to your job that you have, also with a pleasant smile no matter what your day was like, I never know because you carried yourself very professionally at all times.
You are my number one Realtor to do the job and get it done right and a very big asset to "The Gainesville Team" with Weichert Realtors, keep up the great work and thanks again for a job well done."
Judy B.. of Woodbridge
We have been grateful for your assistance, since the information you provided got us through a high stress point.
Kelly and I want to thank you for your very professional and thoughtful correspondence (especially about four weeks ago!). We have talked with many people about renting homes and by far you have been the most comforting, steady person. We are very grateful to have met you!"
Beth & Kelly W. of Arlington
"Thank you for all of your work with the new house. It would not have been possible without you and Tony!"
Jen & Chris of Bristow
"Gwen is Very responsive and takes the initiative to get things done timely"
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.