DOUG RICHARDS FEATURED TESTIMONIALS
From the moment we met Doug, we knew we wanted him to be our realtor. Doug was recommended to us by a friend who had worked with him multiple times and has had many of her friends work with him as well. We interviewed four other agents and Doug stood out the most by far! Doug has all the qualities you need in a realtor. He is punctual, thorough, receptive and honest. He made the process of buying a house so much easier and less stressful. We always felt as though he had our best interests in mind. He recognized and appreciated our needs very early on in the process and was able to guide us as well as support us through the difficulties of a competitive market. Doug also was able to recommend multiple other resources including financial, title, etc. This streamlined the process and gave us an edge in the market. Doug is also friendly and communicates well with other agents and sellers. This is extremely important, especially when we were up against so many other buyers. He can be persuasive and efficient without being overbearing or pushy like many other agents we have met. On a personal note, Doug was someone we could also talk and laugh with. It wasn't always just "business." He is a family man and he understands the importance of relationships and the appropriate work-life balance and we appreciated that. We look forward to keeping in touch with Doug as we settle into our new home and when it comes time to buy again, we look forward to working with him again!
There’s a certain peacefulness that comes with knowing that you have someone who is looking out for your interests, checks in with you regularly, responds to your requests, and helps reassure you when you go off the path of your checklist. That’s why I was so happy that I selected Doug Richards as my real estate agent. He has an overall great demeanor, is easy to work with, not at all the pushy type, very responsive, and willing to assist you every step of the way. I’ve worked with Doug on three house-related transactions now, two buying and one selling, and couldn’t have been luckier to have worked with him. He definitely has your back when it comes to ensuring that the home-buying and selling experience is satisfying and successful. I highly recommend him as a real estate agent!
Doug Richards did a tremendous job for us recently when we purchased a home in DC. He is professional, responsive, highly skilled at all aspects of buying and selling homes, and was an absolute delight to work with during the entire process. We also used Doug five years ago when we purchased a home in Alexandria, VA. He exceeded our expectations then, too. We highly recommend Doug Richards for all your real estate needs!
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 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.
I don’t typically submit online reviews, but I absolutely had to do so for Doug. Buying and selling real estate can be extremely stressful, even for experienced buyers/sellers, but Doug made the entire process, from beginning to end, as seamless and easy as possible for my husband and me. We have both had some really bad realtors in the past, so we know firsthand that there is a wide range of purported professionals out there ready to help you buy or sell your property. We can both say that without a doubt, Doug has been the best we've used. He went above and beyond the call of duty to get both of our properties sold in under 2 weeks (one of them even before the open house - and above our asking price), which well exceeded our expectations. He was proactive, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable, not to mention easy and fun to work with. The best thing about Doug is his communication style - he was always there for us by phone or in person, always ready to answer whatever question we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable and knowledgeable realtor who will go the extra mile for you to help you through the buying or selling process.
Doug has helped me to sell and buy our homes and it was an incredible experience working with him in the last 5 years! His great knowledge of the DMV area, customer service, can “do” attitude, going above and beyond for his clients, plus helping through every step of the way moving in or moving out made it so much easier for me while going through these transactions! Highly recommend Doug as he will make your selling or buying experience a truly 5 stars!
Doug was great to work with, he is knowledgeable and makes excellent recommendations to maximize sale potential. He is honest and very patient. I would give Doug my strongest recommendation and highest rating.
We interviewed Doug early on in the planning phase of selling our home and were immediately impressed with his energy, knowledge, and professionalism. In addition to his intricate knowledge of our neighborhood and the local market, Doug listened to our needs and suggested a plan based on our timelines and goals. He was proactive and responsive at every stage of the process, and put together a marketing plan that proved to be highly effective. We sold our home promptly at asking price. Doug's responsiveness to our questions and needs didn't fade a bit after the home went under contract - he was there for us through the entire process. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone!
Doug was very knowledgeable and had great knowledge of the market. He gave very thorough analysis of the comps in the building and in the surrounding area. He was very responsive to my questions, and kept me up to date on all traffic we had. All paperwork was discussed prior to signing and there were no surprises in the closing process.
My wife and I met Doug while he was a sales agent working with a national property development company, in a development where we eventually purchased our first home. Doug initially showed us a property which we were highly interested in. However, due to a tight closing timeline, we were unable to move forward with the purchase. About 6 weeks later, Doug proactively contacted us, informing us that an similar property had just come on line. Luckily for us, that property had even better features, and Doug negotiated hard on our behalf to secure the lowest possible purchase price for us. During the entire process, Doug was always "on our side", and available, for every step: from financing advice and support; to construction visits; feature selection; and the closing phase. As first time home buyers, it felt reassuring to have such a hardworking, and caring, agent on our side. Doug is a consummate professional and a joy to work with. He is knowledgeable, firm, responsive, and friendly. Highly recommended.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional and responsive agent look no further. Doug is never more than a text message away and always has incredibly insightful recommendations to help you make the best decisions for your family. Doug helped put me in a home we love, advised on possible upgrades and was kind enough to dissuade us from making a move a few years later that would have made him money but cost my family in the long run. I really can't thank or recommend him enough. CALL THIS GUY!!!!
My wife and I would give only the highest remarks concerning Doug Richards. We purchased a condo from Pulte and Doug was the Sales Manager we worked with. Throughout the process Doug showed excellent knowledge of the project and of the area. He was very helpful as well as very honest. He always followed through on questions and concerns we may have had. Once we decided to build/buy with Pulte Doug did not disappear. He continued to be our advocate. When we had a few serious issues during the construction process Doug was there to proactively represent us. He came up with alternatives that made sense and worked hard to resolve our issues. Once we completed the purchase Doug stayed proactive and worked to assist us to get issues resolved. Doug went out of his way to raise concerns with the Condo Board when appropriate or to push back on Pulte. Never once did Doug abandon us or take the easy way his management. As I stated in the beginning. Nothing but high marks for Doug. His Customer Service skills are superior. High knowledge, excellent follow-up and a desire to help his customer. I would certainly recommend Doug to anyone.
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 6 months as this was new construction. I had numerous issues with design, upgrades, and construction quality. Doug, as the sales person, 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 sales people. 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.