Robert Crawford helped my wife and me buy our first house earlier this year. He exceeded our expectations in every way. Not only did he turn us on to several under-the-radar neighborhoods and dazzle us with his deep knowledge of the DC market, but he also consistently impressed us with his diligence, responsiveness, candor, and thoughtfulness. Buying a house for the first time can be scary. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Robert.
Robert was excellent and very patient. We looked at everything from one-bedroom condos to houses all over DC. He did a great job allowing me to be involved, learn along the way, and helped me figure out what I wanted and could afford. As we got closer, he was very honest about his opinion on properties before we put an offer down. I never felt pressured to do make an offer or walk away from anything, but certainly felt like he was watching out for my best interests. In the end, I suggested looking at a property, and Robert quickly reacted and we put together an offer and closed within 3 weeks thanks to his team and recommended inspectors, lender, title co., etc.. The process was not without complications, but was a welcome journey with Robert leading the way.
Over the 4-5 months of home-shopping that I undertook, Robert was my right hand man the entire time. It was Robert who ultimately brought some crucial information to the table and helped save me from making an offer on junk property. And the way that he presented his facts, observations and opinion was tactful and respectful. I can be wary of anyone trying to sell me a product or service, but I trusted Robert from our first few meetings. Robert was never pushy or made me feel like my opinion didn’t matter. I came to really appreciate his approach of “it’s all about how YOU feel in the home.” He always gave me good advice about resale, location and property condition, but he made me understand that it’s mainly about finding a place that made me feel at home. In the end, I, interestingly enough, went with a property that Robert insisted I check out in person. He said he saw me and my girlfriend loving it and he was right. We LOVE it!!!
As a first time homebuyer, I could not more highly recommend Robert Crawford. Honesty, integrity, reliability, and professionalism are the qualities that come to mind when I think of the interactions I had with Robert while looking for my first home. And believe me, I know the difference between a good Realtor and a bad one. Not only did Robert arrive at all of our appointments on time, armed with listings, ideas, and comps, but he always provided me with OBJECTIVE information, not speculation, not options influenced by personal preferences – OBJECTIVE information. Additionally, Robert showed me properties until I was satisfied that I had seen what was out there and was ready to make my decision and never made me feel like I should hurry up. Finally, he was able to get me to think outside of the box and consider a variety of areas/options that would meet my requirements that I would not have thought of on my own. What can I say, he is the best!
I wanted to get in touch and thank you for everything you did for us. [We] honestly couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out, especially with our new home. We’ve been here for a little over a month now and are still just thrilled about this house and the location. It is the perfect fit for us and you were such an important part in making this happen! I wish you both nothing but the best with your families, and we will hopefully see you guys around the area. Thank you again for all that you did for our family!