Testimonials

Tim and Leslie M.

RJ Thacher has helped my wife and I find two homes in the past year and we could not be happier. We first contacted RJ when we were moving to the area from Ohio. She worked with me via phone and e-mail for months, setting up showings for several homes that met our rental criteria on the weekend that I was able to visit. It was immediately apparent that RJ's lifetime of knowledge of the area would be extremely valuable to us as transplants. Recently, we decided we wanted to buy our first home. RJ guided us through every step of the process, from finding a lender to closing day. Again, RJ's preparation, intuition, and good luck helped us find our dream home on the first day out. It was a foreclosure, which came with some strings attached and RJ made sure that we understood every detail of the contract, spending hours with us on a weeknight. RJ is very dedicated to her children, husband, and new puppy, but on that night she felt like a member of our family. With her guidance, we put together a successful offer and beat eight other bids on the home. During the next several weeks, RJ served as our guide, walking us through the inspection, title search, survey and closing. She was always super-accessible via phone and email to answer any questions that arose. Now that we have finally moved in, we look back on the experience and cannot imagine how we would have done it without RJ on our side.

Connie S.

We recently moved from the Southeast US to Northern VA. We needed an agent who was not only familiar with the housing market in the Northern VA area, but who also had knowledge about community life in the area as well. RJ was able to give honest answers to our many questions and, ultimately, to help us find the perfect home for our needs. Initially, we were looking at homes with online searches which was a challenge. RJ did several showings via Face Time for us until we relocated and were able to look at homes in person. This extra step was a huge help in our home search.

Mark

I recently worked with RJ to sell my Arlington, VA home. Throughout the process, RJ kept me informed as to what the market comps were for similar properties. She was always accessible and communicated in a direct and honest manner. I felt like she had my best interests in mind at all steps along the sales process. If you need to sell, RJ should be your agent!

Laura C.

Selling your home can be very stressful, and RJ went above and beyond to make the entire home sale process as stress-free as possible. She was flexible and made herself available to meet on my schedule and worked with me to get my home ready to sell on a timeline that worked best for me. RJ took the time to explain what to expect in each step in the process. She brought in a professional stager to make sure my home showed well to buyers, and held 2 open houses in the first weekend my home was on the market. I was under contract within less than a week and sold for over the asking price!

Kristin D.

My coworkers commented that they forgot I was buying a house because I wasn't complaining about it. That's all thanks to RJ! RJ worked with me to find the absolute best home for my family. She understood the needs and intricacies of my home life and did an excellent job doing the heavy lifting and streamlining the process. She answered all of my million questions, let me text her whenever I needed something, and was patient with me the whole way. RJ was on my side and made sure I got what I wanted. Even my kids adore her. I won't ever go to anyone else for realty needs. There is no better.

Oscar and Raluca

RJ has been absolutely fantastic during our very long process of searching for a new home. We probably were the most difficult client RJ has ever had since we were very particular about what we wanted in a home and also changed our minds about various house features during the process. Despite all this, RJ remained extremely positive and patient, and her proactive approach helped us eventually close on an Arlington home. We feel quite fortunate to have had RJ represent us and highly recommend her to any home buyer or seller seeking an agent that’s highly effective and very easy to work with.

James C.

We bought our home with RJ in 2011 and she guided us through every step of the way. We were first-time home buyers and very nervous. We set a budget and did some searches, but were struggling to find a place we liked. She found us a home just outside of our budget that she thought we could get for the below list price. And not only did we get an amazing home, but we got it within our budget thanks to RJ's negotiating skills and knowledge of the local real estate market. I was initially wary of anyone who gets paid based on commission, but the fact that she was negotiating a lower price on the home against her own self-interest showed me she was truly a great agent and put her clients first. I told my wife then, that if we ever sell this place, we're using her as our agent. Fast forward 3 years later. I was in the process of getting a job in Texas, we called RJ and said "sometime in the next 6 months we're going to sell, what should we do?" She came over to our house and went through every room and gave us a to-do list to get the home ready for sale. We fixed all the minor problems like scratches on the floor, dirty grout on the tiles, and painted over some scuffs on the wall where pictures were hanging. Then she came in with a stager and photographer (at no cost to us) and made our house look absolutely amazing. The pictures were so amazing we almost thought about staying. The house was listed for sale on Thursday, and by Sunday night we had multiple offers. The buyers began a bidding war! RJ kept us informed about the different kinds of loans and closing costs associated with each buyer and what the end result would be for our bank account. When we purchased our home, RJ saved us thousands of dollars by finding a property that would go below the list price and negotiating the price down to fit our budget. When it came time to sell the home, we had multiple offers and had a bidding war, earning us thousands of dollars above what we expected.RJ's skill as a REALTOR single handedly made owning our first home the best financial decision we've ever made. If you are looking for a REALTOR that will truly be your advocate and represent your best interest, RJ Thacher should be your REALTOR.

Yoko and Kelly R.

We first met RJ when she was representing an open house. We were looking for an experienced agent to help us with our home search, and thought, "she's the one"! Lucky for us, she was available and represented us in purchasing the house we live in now. Our transaction became complicated as the house had been damaged during the last part of the sales negotiations. The seller’s tried to get out of the deal, we believe because after the needed renovations they may get a higher sales price. RJ helped us through it all, supporting us professionally with her expert advice and emotionally standing by us when the negotiations with the sellers became extremely difficult. When we finally closed the deal, RJ gave us a present for our son - a toy kitchen stove set - because it was the kitchen where the water damage started! We still have it and our daughter now enjoys playing with it now. RJ has provided us with advice off and on throughout the years with professional recommendations, about an offer from our neighbor to buy a part of our backyard, mortgage refinancing, etc. Many issues that arise with home ownership! RJ has also reached out to us even when we haven't, with pies and cakes for special occasions and just to say hello. When we get ready to sell this house again, we'll definitely go with RJ - can't think of anyone else to do the job for us!

Lavender

We recently purchased a house and RJ was our agent. My husband and I started looking for a house by going to open houses and we met RJ at one of the open houses we went to. She made a really good first impression to us and we're glad that we chose her to be our agent. She was very helpful from the beginning to the end. She was very patient and took time answering our questions. Her expertise and timely response makes her really reliable. Unlike other agents, we never find her pushy, she was very honest with giving her opinion. She gave us valuable suggestions while negotiating with the seller and she explained/guided us the entire process. Our husband and I work full time which gave us time limitation but RJ was flexible with timing and availability. We had an agreement that RJ will help us selling our property as well, so we were able to negotiate some credits however, in the end, we decided not to sell our property. But RJ really proved it to us that she doesn't care about commission, she's very happy that she's able help us and really showed us that she really cares about her customers and she loves what she does. We highly recommend RJ. She is very knowledgeable, patient, honest, responsive, and very easy to work with! We really enjoyed working with her!

Elena R.

RJ is an amazing real estate agent - incredibly professional and knowledgeable, super friendly, and an absolute pleasure to work with! She truly cares about what is important to her clients and will go out of her way to help you find a home you love. RJ is also extremely responsive and a go-getter - she always made herself available 24/7, acted quickly and advocated fiercely on my behalf. I worked with RJ to purchase a condo in Washington DC, and she was patient in answering all my questions and helped me understand the process from start to finish. Once I found a place I loved, she put together an offer for my condo overnight and succeeded in getting it in a competitive process with multiple offers on the table. I cannot recommend RJ highly enough - she is simply the best!

Seller

My husband and I contacted RJ in January 2015 to discuss listing our home for sale. We had a tenant living in the home and weren't sure whether we should list the home with tenants. We scheduled a meeting with the tenants to walk through the home and see how willing they would be to help us list our home while living there. I was really impressed with RJ's calm negotiation skills and how she took the reigns of this meeting to dive into all the next step commitments that would be required from our tenants. Bottom line, they were willing to let us paint, stage, photograph, and hold an open house within a two week timeframe only because RJ made them feel comfortable. The tenants sent me very complimentary email messages about how RJ has been a joy to work with due to her amazing communication skills and I couldn't agree more since we live out of state. She made recommendations that all worked in our favor. Our home was listed on Thursday night, an open house on Sunday and full price offer that night. I can't say enough great things about RJ and you would be lucky to have her as your REALTOR.

James and Heather

When we purchased our home, RJ saved us thousands of dollars by finding the property that would go below list price and negotiating the price down to fit our budget. When it came time to sell the home, RJ met with us several times and provided us everything we needed to be market ready. We received multiple offers and had a bidding war, earning us thousands of dollars above what we expected. RJ's skill as a REALTOR®️ single handedly made owning our first home the best financial decision we've ever made. If you are looking for a REALTOR®️ that will truly be your advocate and represent your best interest, RJ Thacher should be yourREALTOR®️.

Supriyo and Monica

RJ has been a wonder-agent in our lives. She worked her magic and wizardry in both buying our dream home and selling it in record time. During the buying process she was very prompt in alerting us of upcoming listings, helping us see properties and advising us on the pros and cons of each. This was our first property purchase in the US and she made it all seem very smooth and simple. For the sale process she addressed our queries, arranged the best of professionals for virtual touring set up and photography, appraisal and viewing, all in the middle of the difficult COVID 19 pandemic. The proof of the pudding was in the eating. We had competitive bids for the property within 24 hours of listing. Amidst all this we found in her a great friend for life.

Meyer

We first met RJ when she helped our son and daughter-in-law find their first house in the DC area. Because of our "comfort level" from this experience, we chose RJ as our listing agent when we wanted to sell our VA condo. We quickly found her to be knowledgeable about the area and competitive neighborhoods and about what buyers are currently seeking in the marketplace. She was an excellent advisor about possible upgrades to our apartment and recommended quality service providers when necessary. Although a lot of the real estate sales process happens electronically these days, RJ was always responsive to our questions and was caring and supportive in seeing us through our first-ever real estate sale.

Christina G.

RJ helped me with sell my home of 25 years. Selling our family home full of memories was difficult. RJ held my hand every step of the way. She brought professional organizers to sort through the years of accumulated treasures, skilled professionals to prep and stage my home and personally helped get me ready for market. I was so pleased when my home received multiple offers and RJ was able to negotiate a fantastic offer My move started with lots of emotion but ended with so much appreciation and joy. I will always be grateful for RJ and how very professional, friendly and caring her service is. She went above and beyond to help with anything and everything!

Laura D.

It was a real pleasure to work with RJ Thacher. After living in our first and only home in Cleveland, Ohio, for 38 years, we needed to relocate to Reston. Evaluating and purchasing the right home for us in this fast paced Fairfax real estate market - while still living and working in Ohio, and with the various precautions of the COVID crisis- was a real challenge. But RJ took the time and learned what we needed and wanted and helped us find the perfect option and then walked us through every business negotiation. It was her astute knowledge of the market and trends that helped us procure our new home even as there were many other competitive bids. We are so grateful for her knowledge and professional guidance.

Alaric R.

About 9 years ago, when our beloved REALTOR®️ of decades retired, she recommended RJ Thacher. Since then, RJ has been finding tenants for our rental home and she also helped us purchase our current home. When we need work done, we frequently turn to RJ for recommendations of repairmen, plumbers, contractors, etc. We are very happy with the help that RJ has provided. RJ seems like a friend as much as a REALTOR®️. We have enjoyed good conversations with her about each other's lives and families. When our family members and friends have needed a REALTOR, we have recommended RJ. RJ is always quick to respond when we reach out with questions or issues. My wife doesn't do texting, but RJ is good with voice phone calls in addition to email and texts.

Buyer

My experience was excellent from start to finish. She listened to what I wanted, tried hard to understand what I was looking for and worked to find a home that met my desires instead of trying to talk me into something else. She was also flexible and patient as to finding times to look at properties. Once I made my choice, she was very helpful in walking me through the process, making me aware of financing alternatives, keeping me within my budget, and generally staying on top of everything until the closing. Plus she is very friendly and easy to work with. If I ever decide to move again, she will definitely be my agent! I have already recommended her to friends who are considering buying a home and will do so again if they ever decide to act.

Christina G.

Very professional and friendly service. Went above and beyond to help with anything! House sold very quickly!

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A seasoned real estate professional since 2009 and over 50 million dollars in real estate sales transactions, she knows the importance of individualized attention and provides a relaxed, stress-free approach to buying and selling.
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