PEOPLE ARE TALKING
Doug’s unparalleled service and results is manifest by the client testimonials he receives., Click below to see what buyers, sellers, and developers have said about working with Doug over the years.
James K. – Buyer
I met Doug about 2.5 years ago when I just moved to the DC area from NJ. We met on a Saturday and I signed the contract on Monday. Doug asked all the right questions and knew exactly what I needed and made it happen. For most brokers, that’s good enough, but not Doug. He stayed with me for six months as this was new construction. I had numerous issues with design, upgrades, and construction quality. Doug, as the salesperson, stepped in every time and became my advocate. He called, emailed, and texted me right back, even when he was off. After closing, I had a ding in my hardwood floor, and Doug found a matching hardwood plank so I could replace it like new. Nobody does that, but that’s the kind of service you will get from Doug. I’m an executive for a Fortune 200 company and have worked with many salespeople. Doug is a special talent and that rare person who really cares about you. I would highly recommend Doug to find your perfect home and to sell your existing home.
Nicole P. – Buyer
A family member referred Doug to us when we started our home search. She spoke so highly of him and I now know why. Doug made the search, negotiation and execution of our home purchase look easy in the hottest sellers market. I can’t speak highly enough about him, especially his attention to detail, local knowledge and responsiveness. We bought our Vienna home from California and only spent 2 weeks in Nova to search for a home at the peak of the pandemic. He was available at any moment and gave us his undivided attention the entire time we were there and even after we closed. Thanks to Doug, we now live in our dream home.
Lewis B. – Developer
Doug’s experience using architectural plans to demonstrate a home and the impact of design changes while the home is being designed, the construction process, and the impact of site engineering on a house influenced our operational decisions to place him in our most complicated, unique, and successful communities. Much of the success was due to Doug’s ability to help our customers navigate the entire home buying and home building process with the highest levels of satisfaction, for the builder/developer and the customer. Ultimately, these were business decisions that enable our company to maximize our returns and profitability.
Lewis B., Division President, Stanley Martin Homes (formerly of PulteHomes)
Rian M. – Developer
Doug Richards and I worked together at PulteGroup where he had a very strong career for over 12 years in a highly competitive sales environment. Doug has a strong command of the buying process and understands all aspects of homebuilding. He was able to utilize site plans, blueprints, and understood how to help his clients to the closing table. However, what sets Doug apart in his field is his ability to connect with individuals, managers, and his peers. Doug has a deep respect for others and has built strong relationships with everyone he has interacted with over the years.
Rian M. VP of Sales, PulteHomes
Laura F. – Seller
We can’t say enough great things about Doug, and the care and attention he gave us when we put our house on the market. We had an incredible experience working with Doug – from advising us on the state of the market, to helping us find the right time to put our property on the market and recommending steps to take to prepare the property best for sale, to flawlessly executing on our open houses, and then finally getting us through to sale, he was terrific. Doug is always available, always responsive and truly values his clients and the real estate experience for them. We highly recommend him, and would work with him again in a minute!
Patricia W. – Seller
Doug sold our house in Ashburn, VA within 72 hours, achieving well above the asking price with competitive bids. He moved fast, he provided solid recommendations to have the house ready for sale. He is assertive and extremely focused. We could not have selected a better realtor! Would definitely use him again.
Tracy S. – Seller
Doug Richards far exceeded our expectations and I honestly don’t know how we would have managed such a successful move (selling of our current home and purchase of our new one) in Vienna, VA without his guidance. Very quickly he became our go-to trusted advisor on how to stage, negotiate, and finalize both transactions even amid pandemic-related challenges like social distancing, slower than normal bank processing times, and overall uncertainty of the market. We’ve now used Doug for three real estate deals this year and I am confident he’ll be part of all of our future ones as well. If you want someone you can trust to be honest and have your best long-term interest in mind, please call Doug. You will not regret it.
Joseph M. – Buyer and Seller
As a lawyer and former real estate broker, I enjoyed working with Doug. Simply put, I was very impressed at every stage. He’s a consummate real estate professional, and a great person to work with; always immediately accessible and completely focused on his client’s interests.
Doug’s also a great negotiator, guiding me through the very quick sale of my house (within a week) and the purchase of my new house. His skills saved me tens of thousands of dollars on each transaction. I would give Doug my highest recommendation.
Doug and his team are excellent. He worked with us to get our house on the market quickly and effectively with multiple requested scheduled move-ups on our (seller) end. He was always responsive to our needs and provides an excellent level or customer service with a clear knowledge of the latest market trends. Doug really knows his stuff, and it showed in our listing and home selling experience. Highly recommended for a knowledgeable and straightforward approach to the home selling process.