B Joseph, Bethesda (Buyer)
“Rob Carter is a great agent and a pleasure to work with. He has a great knowledge of the entire DC Metro area and was very accurate at assessing value in every neighborhood. Rob had our interests in mind with every showing and patiently and thoroughly walked us through our home buying adventure. Finally, Rob was a breeze to contact by text, email or phone any time we had a question or concern. We'd certainly use Rob again and happily recommend him to others.”
Dan K. Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)
“Rob's knowledge of the market and neighborhood was second to none. He and the team were professional, friendly and patient with us in selling our home. We had a perfect experience and outcome, and will be recommending him to all of our friends. ”
Zach Elder, Washington DC (Seller)
“Rob Carter did a fantastic job for us. His recommendations on preparing the house for sale, the staging and sales materials were outstanding. As a result of his efforts, the house sold within a few days with multiple offers that exceeded the asking price. Things could not have gone smoother or faster. In addition, Rob was a pleasure to work with, was extremely responsive and involved, and showed great attention to detail. In short, we could not have been more pleased”
John Berg, Vienna (Seller)
“It was great to work with Rob. He answered all my questions quickly and clearly. Rob was able to find me a great place quickly and create a great offer strategy for the property. Rob was very detail oriented in all aspects of the housing search and inspection and made sure that I was up to speed on each part of the purchase process.”
Alex, Arlington (Buyer)
“Having worked with Rob in the past, we were confident that he would get us the best deal.
He was extremely helpful and proactive when preparing our sale, and helped us navigate issues with a past tenant. He actively worked to advance our interests, and was an invaluable resource.
From the beginning, Rob had a plan on when we should list for the best and quickest outcome, and he kept us well informed of the traffic and inquiries we were getting along the way. His experience in this market was spot on, and helped us to get an offer above asking in less than a week.”
Dan Swain, Washington DC (Seller)
“Rob was referred to us through a co-worker from my wife's workplace. We were purchasing our first home and quite honestly had no idea how to approach it. We needed someone who was honest, professional, knowledgeable and was willing to hold our hands through the entire process. It's challenging to put in writing how much Rob exceeded our expectations in every possible way.
Right from the get go, he was responsive - he returns calls and emails very quickly. If he doesn't have the information you're looking for handy, he follows up and finds answers.
He's honest - he puts the client before himself. Example: In a tough period where we were really questioning our ability to afford a home, Rob challenged us and suggested maybe we needed to continue renting. At that point I knew he had no skin in the game - he put more value on our interests than he did in closing commission with us as his clients.
Another example: In a tough situation where we wanted a property and had the opportunity to grab it if we were willing to bring a higher offer to the table, Rob suggested we withdraw as he felt the property wasn't worth the value. Again - no skin in the game. We could have finished up right then and there but he had our best interests in mind.
He's a great negotiator and great to work with - in communications with other agents during our inquiries of properties, I noticed how they repeatedly said they would love the chance to work with him. He writes great contracts and is super detail-oriented - he always seems one step ahead of the game.
I've documented that Rob is an awesome realtor, but what really makes him special is that he's a great person. I honestly have to say our lives are better for having the chance to get to know Rob and working with him to purchase our home. We closed at the end of April, and I have to admit as much as I did not like searching for homes, I'll miss the chance of getting to go house hunting with him.
Soren Messner-Zidell (Buyer)
“Rob was "on the money" with sales price, timeframe and advice.”
Steve and Lynne (Seller)
“Rob was very helpful during my recent condo search and purchase. A friend referred me to Rob and now I'll definitely refer other friends to him. He made sure I had the right search and reassured me that my expectations were reasonable and I'd find the right condo. He checked in regularly and always got me into the condos I wanted to see. He gave great guidance when I found my new home, including walking me through the process and offering support when I needed it.
I'm now in my new home and couldn't be happier. I definitely recommend Rob to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”
Emily Florio, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Rob Carter is exactly what we wanted in an agent: listened and understood what we were looking for, helped us understand the price points and availability of homes that matched our criteria, showed us homes that matched our criteria, and ultimately helped us put together a winning bid that we were comfortable with. Multiple times he demonstrated that he prioritized our long-term satisfaction by recommending we not settle for homes we were less enthusiastic about and not over-pay even on homes we liked. That was very impressive and created a great deal of trust.”
David Andrukonis, DC (Buyer)
“Rob is a terrific agent. If you are interviewing agents for potential representation, you must add him to your list. He's a tireless worker who responds to client inquiries in a very timely manner. The information he provides is detailed and informative. Further, Rob has his client's interests in mind when closing a deal. He's a strong negotiator and writes terrific contracts. Finally, when selling a home, Rob clearly understands the return on repairs and improvements. He provides a no-nonsense assessment of what needs to be done to sell a home. Again, if you are in the market for an agent, interview Rob.”
BG, Arlington VA (Seller)
Brian Case Washington DC (Buyer)
“Rob Carter's knowledge, guidance, calm, professionalism, attention to detail, and clear commitment to excellent service made this particular experience of buying a home an absolute pleasure every step of the way. I can't recommend him highly enough, and will be referring all my friends and colleagues who are interested in buying homes in the Washington D.C. area to Rob.”
Beth Litton, Washington D.C. (Buyer)
“Rob Carter has been exceedingly helpful in our home searching and home selling processes. On our first go round we had tried a different realtor, but upon switching to Rob we've immediately felt more comfortable, and couldn't imagine using another realtor. ”
Kyle S., Silver Spring (Buyer)
“Despite the ups and downs of looking at houses, we look back on our search as a positive experience, mostly because of Rob Carter. He stuck with us and made us comfortable and confident in our search. Having heard stories from friends about their experiences buying homes, we feel we got very lucky with Rob. His attention to detail (looking at houses closely for warning signs, staying on top of paperwork, making sure we were always informed about coming steps in the closing process) was one of the things we got most lucky with. We can't say enough about how much feeling confident in Rob made us confident in our purchase.
His knowledge of which houses would be good investments vs. which weren't was invaluable and we really came to rely on that in our decision-making process. We felt very comfortable that the house we ended up buying was not only the right one space/location-wise, but money-wise. He was also great at explaining the tools we had at our disposal for winning a contract.
He also made the stressful process easy. We knew we trusted him and, in a process in which you deal with a lot of different people--from mortgage officers to underwriters--from different places, it was a huge weight off our shoulders to know we could run anything by Rob before moving forward. We valued most the time he took to explain things (sometimes multiple times) so that we always felt comfortable with and informed about the decisions we were making. ”
Holly & Michael, Takoma Park, MD (Buyer)
“Rob was recommended to me by my daughter who works with him through her financing company (Atlantic Coast Mortgage). She said that Rob was one of the best realtors that she has ever worked with and is fully committed to provide the best service available to each of his clients. He is motivated and aggressive in getting the best possible price for your home whether you are selling or buying.
Our experience with Rob could not have gone any smoother or better. From our first meeting with him where he explained his process and how he and his team were going to market and sell our home, all the way through settlement, his expertise and knowledge were invaluable. His recommendation on the listing price was spot on, which made our home very attractive to prospective buyers. The brochure for the house was perfect. The pictures were professionally done and the write-up enhanced the photos by pointing out all of the features and upgrades associated with our property. Within 4 days of listing the house, we had 4 contract offers all significantly over our asking price. We listed the house on a Thursday and it was sold by the following Tuesday.
Rob works with you throughout the entire process and keeps you informed on a daily, if not hourly, basis. He responds to your e-mails or phone call immediately and never leaves you hanging. He involves you in all of the important decision points and is very good at keeping you relaxed and calm during the entire process. He is the kind of person who wants to be involved in all aspects of selling your home and wants you to use him to the fullest.
If you want a professional realtor who represents you and your property in a manner that draws people in, we would highly recommend Rob Carter. You will be a very happy client!”
Steven C Reigel, Haymarket, Va (Buyer)
“Based on a previous purchase, we had the utmost confidence in Rob Carter and his abilities. There was no doubt that we would use him again.
Rob excels at being timely, helpful and creative with solutions. Something odd always comes up with the sale of any house, it's great to have Rob in your corner. He knows what to do and makes helpful and well reasoned suggestions. He keeps things calm when your anxiety levels are high and gives your confidence so that you make better decisions.
Rob's knowledge of the area, inventory (current and prior sales), market trends, and how buyers and sellers will view the transactions was invaluable to me.
I can't recommend Rob highly enough. ”
Devon Hill, Washington, DC (Seller)
“When we met with Rob to interview him, it was clear he had deep expertise in both the geographic areas in which we were searching, and also with the multiple types of properties we were considering. Besides being professional and friendly, he was able to make us feel confident that he knows how best to represent our interests. Unlike other agents, he did not push to have us sign anything. His counsel turned out to be invaluable in so many ways. As far as we are concerned, we would never use anyone else in DC!
In every aspect of our transaction, Rob was a consummate, knowledgeable professional (and nice to boot!). He is the best there is.
We had the ultimate customer-service experience. If there was a time convenient to us that did not work for Rob (which was rare), he made sure Andrea was there for us. As she was always willing to step in when Rob wasn't available, she helped make the entire experience seamless to us.”
Beth-ann & Rick Kirby (Buyer)
“I've worked with Rob Carter on two previous occasions, and always had a very positive experience. He is very responsive and enabled us to see all the properties we wanted to see, when we wanted to see them. I've always enjoyed working with Rob because he gives solid advice without making me feel like he's "selling" to me and I really value his experience in our local market.
When it came to making an offer, he gave us advice to ensure our offer was well received and had the best chance of being accepted. I'm confident in saying we wouldn't have won the contract without him!
Dan Swain, Washington, DC (Buyer)
“As first-time home buyers, we could not have asked for a more patient, knowledgable, and professional agent. Rob Carter was referred to us by a work colleague who has enlisted his services on two home buying occasions and heartily recommended him. Our initial telephone consultation with Rob helped us define our priorities in our home search, and allowed him to understand our needs and preferences. Rob’s expertise was readily apparent when we viewed homes: he immediately examined the “bones” of the house, alerting us to possible problem areas and pointing out both strengths and weaknesses of a home, especially as related to potential resale down the road. When the time came for a bid and subsequent negotiations, Rob was a pro, helping us to reach a very favorable settlement. He was firmly in our corner. A military-friendly agent, Rob’s knowledge of the VA home loan process, as well as tax advantages, was a huge plus. We wholeheartedly recommend Rob, and he will be our first call when the time comes for us to either buy or sell again.”
Dana and Gordon Walker, Burke, Virginia (Buyer)
“Rob is absolutely amazing. The sale of my house went smoothly and quickly all because of him. He provided expert advice in staging, pricing, marketing, and many other things. He was also willing to answer all of my many questions patiently and almost immediately. On top of that, Rob also helped us with the purchase of our next home and he lined up the sale of this house with the closing of our new house perfectly. Rob was our advocate and we knew we could trust him to guide us in the right direction. We could not have survived this process without him! Thank you!”
Rebecca, Virginia (Seller)
“I found Rob through online research and read good reviews of him so I decided to give him a call. After one conversation I knew that Rob understood my needs and would be able to help me find the home I was looking for. I am extremely glad that I had the chance to work with Rob because it was a great experience and led to finding the right home.
Rob's knowledge of the market was critical to helping me submit a fair offer and get the property I wanted under contract. His negotiation skills throughout the contract period saved me thousands of dollars. As a first time home buyer his ability to effectively explain to me each step of the process to purchase the home gave me the peace of mind I wanted.
Rob was an absolute joy to work with. He was immediately responsive to the countless questions I had for him throughout the purchase process. He explained every step to me clearly. I was able to rely on his advice confidently knowing that it would lead to the best possible outcome.
I could not have asked for a better person to work with and would recommend Rob to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”
Jack Reilly, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Rob is an excellent realtor. I would recommend him (and have) to friends and family. ”
Jackie M. (Seller)
“Great experience with Rob. We strongly recommend him. ”
Robert Dolan Jr (Seller)
“Rob worked very hard to make the successful sale in a "low ownership" building which is very tough especially in DC where this is a very uncommon situation and where all the other apartments are brand new. he was on top of all the details and worked closely with buyers agents as well as the buyers lenders. I would highly recommend working with Rob.”
James, NYC (Seller)