Katie and Tyler J. - Sold their home in Manassas and moved to Warrenton: Thank you again for all your hard work and assistance in both selling our old home and getting us into our new one! You handled every aspect of the process with complete professionalism and a friendly, positive attitude that made us feel so secure and covered! We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us. Moving can be such a stressful process, but it was so much easier with you by our side! Everyone should be as lucky to have a rockstar realtor like you! We will certainly be spreading the word of your expertise.
Dennis and Dulani F. - Gainesville, VA - Purchased a short sale home in Gainesville: We recently purchased a house (on short sale) with Paul as our buyer’s agent. Paul was always professional, reliable and on time. Paul demonstrated a very strong understanding and knowledge of the short sale process and made sure he checked with the seller’s agent periodically to ensure that we were kept informed throughout the process, which made ‘waiting on a short sale to be approved’ a less painful experience. He was very quick to answer any questions and address any concerns we had during the entire process. Paul always provided market and neighborhood housing statistics necessarily for us to make our decisions on each house we looked at. Paul was also a great help in assisting us with finding other resources (mortgage brokers, inspectors and repair people to get the house ready to move into etc.) during the buying, closing and moving-in process. Working with Paul was like working with a good friend!. We were extremely satisfied with the service we received from Paul and highly recommend him to potential future customers.
Barbara and Bill M. - Gainesville, VA - Purchased a brand new home in Lake Manassas: We were living in another state while trying to find a home to purchase in Northern Virginia. Paul made the time to show us resales and new construction during our visits to the area, made inquiries on our behalf, e-mailed us lists of homes, and always provided prompt Reponses to our questions. When we finally decided to buy a new home, Paul provided all the services that one would expect from a full-commission realtor - and more, including attending the final walk-through and closing. Our experience with Paul Thistle and Take 2 Real Estate was outstanding and beyond our expectations, and it is with great confidence that we recommend his services!
Steffanie and Andy C. - Gainesville, VA - Sold their home with Take 2 and purchased a new home in Arlington: We received superior service from Take 2 Real Estate as both sellers and buyers during a recent move. For our home sale, internet and print marketing materials were the best we had ever received from an agent, and through to closing the service provided was intelligent, professional, and respectful at an exceptional value over other listing options. Even in a tough market, we sold our home in a short time. As buyers, Paul accommodated last-minute showings and helped us understand the very different home market into which we were buying, again at exceptional value. Overall, the Take 2 Real Estate experience provided the best real estate service we have ever had! Thank you, Paul!
Jennifer W. - Fairfax, VA - Sold her home in 2 weeks!: I tried to sell my house for a few months with a high profile, full commission agent, but the agent was not able to sell my house. I found Paul via the internet. Paul helped me sell my house very quickly. Paul provided services better than many full commission agents. He has been very helpful throughout the entire process. Paul was very patient and I could communicate with him easily. I felt very comfortable because I knew Paul would be available whenever I needed help from him. I am glad that Paul was my listing agent. He took good pictures with attractive write ups and marketing materials which resulted in a lot of traffic. My house was under contract less than 2 weeks! If you want to sell your house, please use Paul as your listing agent. He will provide you excellent service without the full commission. You will not be disappointed.
Michael K. - Beijing, China - Sold their home in Annandale, VA: Paul, Just wanted to send you a thank you note for all the assistance you provided to us in selling our house in Annandale, VA. At first, I was somewhat concerned about using a "discount real estate broker" to handle this important transaction. I have owned and sold 15 houses before and I must say your service was equal to or superior to the best of the services profided by the regular full commission agents/brokers that I used before. Again thanks and have a great year!
Scott & Kara S. - Woodbridge, VA - Purchased a brand new home: We discovered Take 2 Real Estate via the internet and thought their offer sounded too good to be true. We immediately called Paul Thistle and arranged for him to start showing us homes for sale in Fairfax County and Prince William County. In one weekend, he helped us find a newly constructed home from K. Hovnanian. Once we saw the house, we knew it was the one. Take 2's refund, along with the builder's closing incentive, more than covered all our closing costs. We effectively moved into our new home for free! As our Buyer's Agent, Paul was right there with us every step of the way. Paul was very knowledgable, easily accessible, always prompt, and easy to work with. Our refund got to us a few days after closing on the house. We were impressed with Take 2's truth in advertising ... their offer is for real!
Sanjeev and Namrata H. - Ashburn, VA - Purchased a resale home: We wanted to commend Paul for the wonderful job he did helping us find our home. He diligently made himself available during the entire search, purchase and closing process. Being hard fixed on our requirement and location, it took us over a year to find our dream home, and during this whole process he worked tirelessly with us, showing us numerous properties. He did not shirk a bit when we asked him to show us a property during the peak of last year’s winter storm. I was impressed by his integrity, honesty and knowledge. He was really fantastic to work with. Thanks a lot Paul!
Andrew and Kristine J. - Gainesville, VA - Short sold their home and conracted in less than 4 days: What really separated Paul Thistle and Take 2 Real Estate was the patience and constant support throughout the entire process of short selling our home. Paul was consistently available during the week as well as weekends. Any time we had a question or concern, he was there for us. It made us feel safer and more comfortable because Paul was able to relate and understand what we were going through. We used his advice to determine what we needed to do and didn’t need to do when we put our house on the market. This helped us sell our home in two days! Paul was great because you could talk to him easily, joke around, and he would quickly understand what kind of place you were looking for in your next home. He did a fantastic job and we definitely recommend him for your next home buying or selling experience!
Ruchi and Dipmani K. - Centreville, VA - Sold their home and contracted in less than 5 days: We retained Paul Thistle's services for the sale of our house in the summer of 2010. Paul developed great promotional materials for our house which resulted in a lot of traffic and multiple offers.The pictures he took and write up he did on our house were excellent! He helped us decide the right selling price for our house. At a time when it was more of a buyer's market than a seller's market, we were able to sell our house really quickly and for more than asking price thanks to Paul!
Jack and Jamie H. - Haymarket, VA - Purchased a resale home: It is a pleasure and honor for us to recommend Paul Thistle as your real estate agent! He has been our buyers agent and listing agent, and we have been truly pleased with him. Paul is very flexible and always willing to show us homes on a whim...even if we want to see them 3-4 times back to back. He is always on time for our meetings and greets us with a smile on his face, and he has been very patient and quick with our many requests and offer letters, etc. The best thing about working with Paul is we feel like he has our best interests at heart, and is really trying to help us find our family's dream home. When we were ready to put our home on the market, Paul was very good about answering all of our questions and giving us tips on what to do to prepare for showings. He has enhanced our listing to make it more enticing, and has been on top of modifying it to keep it at the top of MLS searches. When we have showings, he has quickly followed up with the buyers agent to get any feedback for us. We would highly recommend Paul as your agent, because with him, you'll be getting great customer service from someone who cares, and from someone who will make your house hunting and selling experience a great one!