Client Testimonials

"If we could give Shelley more stars we would! She was amazing every single step of the way. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable- her extensive experience shows. As first-time home-buyers, this was very important to us. She made us feel like we were her most important clients--the customer service we received was phenomenal. She truly went the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of during the entire process. We will absolutely go through her again and would highly recommend her to anyone."

  -Ashley H., Client

"Shelly was great to work with. We had met years ago when she was showing a property near the property she just sold for me. She knew immediately what needed to be done to sell my property quickly (and meet my financial target), brought in the right people to make the necessary home improvements, marketed it well on zillow.com with a great video and advised me in negotiating with the prospective buyer. Since I had already moved out of state, I knew I left everything in good hands. Time from being put on the market to closing was just over 30 days -- I couldn't ask for better results. Once again, I want to praise her communications with me and helping me through this long distance process."

  -Meg D., Client

"I purchased a home from Shelley in 2010 and sold the same home through her in 2012. I was a first time home buyer and she made the experience extremely easy, organized, and efficient. She's resourceful and gets a number of different action items done using her great contacts she has built over the years: qualifying a mortgage, inspection, plumbing, preparing the home to look presentable including for pictures, some basic required maintenance before listing to sell, and other tasks in which her experience paid off. I barely did any of the work. She gets things done fast, responds quickly, and is friendly and easy going. I thought that buying and selling a home was a complicated task but she made it simple. "

  -Bhav S., Client

"Shelley has great knowledge in all things real estate, she is SUPER responsive at all hours of the day and is always looking out for your best interests. She always points out features and facts about the homes and areas and provides the best insight that any could ask for. Shelley is the Best Realtor in Norther Virginia!!"

  -JR Kirchner, Client

"Shelley is fantastic - she took the time to really understand what my wife and I were looking for in a new home. We saw quite a few houses that fit our budget and specs, never feeling rushed. When it came time to put a bid in, Shelley carefully looked over comps, talked with us about neighborhood trends, and really 'did her homework'. It worked! She negotiated every last detail with the sellers' agent and made sure all the subsequent inspections, paperwork, etc, went VERY smoothly. Easily our best experience (of 4) buying a home and working with an agent - we couldn't recommend her any more highly!"

  -Jeff D., Client

"I am a recent first time home buyer, all thanks to Shelley Lawrence. My experience with her was just too great not to share. Shelley made this process so extremely easy for me, and it’s because of her that I am the happiest I could possibly be with my new home! She didn’t make anything feel “transactional”...she was always available and checking-in with me when I needed her most. I would send her an email or text and she would respond or call me immediately with answers to my questions, no matter how silly they were. I can tell it’s in her nature to make her clients feel comfortable and confident while also encouraging them to enjoy the process. I’m not one to enjoy a process like this, as it make me anxious, so for her to make me feel comfortable and help me enjoy the process is a huge feat!! Shelley is/was the most trusted confidant I could have asked for throughout this whole process. She took care of me and delivered on all my asks, even ones I thought might be unreasonable."

  -Chrissy S., Client

"Working with Shelley was nothing short of fabulous! I highly recommend her if you are planning to list your home. My husband and I sold a home in Arlington, VA and we listed it with Shelley. Shelley worked very hard to sell our home, utilizing a solid marketing plan, professional photographer, stager, and strong negotiating skills. Within a week of listing our house we had 2 offers and ended up getting more than our asking price! I attribute it all to Shelley's knowledge and experience in the real estate market. Shelley was always quick to respond to emails, texts, and phone calls and made us feel as though we were her only clients. …Such an important detail! Not to mention, Shelley has a great sense of humor and work attitude - a true joy to work with."

  -Judi S., Client

"Thank you for all your excellent work getting my condo sold. You are an exceptional talent in what you do and I can not imagine pulling off this sale with anyone else."

  -Ken W., Client

"I was referred to Shelley by a friend after struggling with other 4 other agents to sell my condo back in 2015. Not only was Shelley able to sell it, we got multiple offers. Since then, Shelley has helped my family and I purchase and sell other properties. She's the ultimate agent: honest, responsive, quick on her feet, and impeccably professional! I've recommended her countless times to family and friends, and they have done the same. She's by far the best!!"

  -Ben L., Client

"Shelley was referred to me by a friend when I relocated to VA a couple of years ago. I wanted to rent in the Tysons area until I could decide where I wanted to make permanent residency and she found one within days. I signed a lease and prepaid a year, sight unseen and without ever meeting Shelley in person. That’s how much I trusted her and her judgement, from just talking to her on the phone. After looking for to buy a place for about a year, the perfect house came on the market and in the perfect location. I bought it last summer and feel like I'm home for the first time in years. Shelley is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met, regardless of industry. She's honest, committed and trustworthy. I referred her to my friends and she successfully sold their condo and found them a home which they love. Shelley is simply the best!!!"

  -Karen F, Client

"We truly had the most amazing experience with Shelley Lawrence. Months before the house went up for sale she began working with us. She offered key advice and improvement suggestions that proved to be our golden ticket. The brochures that she created for potential buyers were professional and just beautiful. She was always available and made us feel that we were her only client. By the time the house officially went on the market, Shelley had advertised so much that our Saturday open house was a huge success. By Monday we had multiple offers. She worked very well with the buyers agent and negotiations and inspections were a breeze. We literally had an amazing experience and it was such a pleasure to work with such excellence. Thank you Shelley!"

  -Tracy H., Client

"Shelley is the best in the business in the main Reston/Herndon/Oak Hill area, no matter your market! We couldn't have gotten our Reston home, if not for Shelley. You will not be disappointed! She aims to satisfy EVERY CLIENT."

  -Paul N, Client

"Shelly Lawrence-Buckhantz is my Agent of Choice, a true standout from the other Agents I have worked with in the past. Shelley has conducted 3 transactions on my behalf over the past 8 years, therefore, my testament to her service excellence and support is based on multiple transactions, not just a one-time event. Based on Shelley’s pre-marketing efforts, she found she found a buyer prior to going to open market; negotiated a negotiated a sell price above asking with a super clean contract; settled in approximately 30-days of our first meeting. Shelley contacted me daily to keep me apprised of the contract status and educated me on on my “to dos”, even while on a mini vacation. A true standout. As a 20-year HR executive to professional services organizations; most companies talk to service excellence and the quality of their employees. Shelley and CB ‘walk the talk’!"

  -Michelle G., Client

"Shelley sold my house BEFORE it was listed! Does it get any better than that?! Shelley's no-nonsense, straight-forward style made her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Shelley to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!"

  -Tom K., Client