In my many years spent working in Northern Virginia real estate and due to my unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service as a Realtor servicing Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Falls Church City, Fairfax, and McLean and surrounding Arlington County areas, many satisfied real estate clients have been kind enough to submit letters of thanks and testimonials for the service they received from Winkelmann Properties. Additionally, many potential clients have greatly appreciated reading these reviews regarding my real estate services.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Christopher M., Arlington, VA
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Brad! From start to finish, Brad made the process effortless. Not only is he incredibly funny and easy to work with, Brad knows Arlington through and through. We are grateful for his friendship and expertise. We would recommend him to anyone!”
TF, Alexandria, VA
“Our experience with Brad was, quite simply, excellent. He was exactly what you would expect: professional, courteous and timely. As an added bonus, he was a tireless advocate for our best interests, kept the communications lines open, and presented us with good options and plans in a weird market. Brad is someone who goes above and beyond.”
Leila & Austin, Arlington, VA
“It was such a pleasure working with Brad during the home buying process and we are extremely grateful for all of his help. Brad is a very thoughtful, thorough, professional, and patient person to work with. He is extremely responsive and is easy to reach both over phone and email. One of our favorite things about Brad is that he prioritizes clarity, communication, and transparency throughout the home buying process. We really appreciated this because it ensured we were always on the same page with the sellers and it helped us stay organized. Lastly – Brad is a super friendly, fun, genuinely kind person. We would always enjoy catching up with him on the phone as we worked through the buying process. Highly recommend working with Brad and we look forward to recommending him in the future to our friends and family!”
Joshua Bailey Arlington, VA
“As a first time home buyer Brad made the experience enjoyable from start to finish. He was clear up front that he was going to do everything he could to find a home that would fit my needs and did exactly that. Brad’s level of attention was superb and his dedication to working to my needs and schedule was first class. I not only would recommend Brad but look forward to working with him again in the future.”
Erica & Nicholas Wheeler Annandale, VA
“I just wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for us. You made the entire process seem effortless, though I know it was everything but. I also appreciate how thorough you were when explaining things, your mad scramble to get an offer together at the last minute and your patience with us throughout. We are excited (and I am relieved) to be moving to a home that fits our growing family and I’m glad we were able to find such a great place with your support! Again, thank you.”
Danielle Ruppel & Elijah Jenkins Arlington, VA
“Brad was an excellent sales associate. He was able to accommodate our needs on nights and weekends and was able to respond quickly to the very competitive market in Arlington, VA. In the end we were able to have our bid chosen on a house that had 7 other offers. In addition, Brad surrounds himself with other excellent professionals for the mortgage, the home inspection, and the title company. We would certainly use Brad again and recommend him to friends.”
Tricia Amato and Damon Andrews Arlington, VA
“Brad made the process of buying a home completely seamless, from the initial search to closing. Brad is responsive, personable, and worked diligently with us to ensure a stress-free purchase at all phases of the transaction. Brad’s in-depth knowledge of the local market was instrumental in finding the perfect home for us for the best price possible. We will certainly look to Brad again for any future real estate dealings and highly recommend him!”
Nancy & Peter Contos Alexandria, VA
“My wife and I have worked with 5 Realtors over the years and Brad outshines them all; consequently we have used Brad to buy/sell 4 properties and will use him again to sell our next property in Arlington. We sold our last property from over 1000 miles away but were not worried at all because we knew Brad would handle everything. Words cannot describe the effort and dedication Brad puts into each and every client for whom he works. If I had my choice I would never use another Realtor; unfortunately, Brad is not in the midwest. Thank you for all of your help for selling our home much sooner and for much more than we expected. We look forward to working with you again in the very near future!”
Andrew Soles & Samantha Byrd Arlington, VA
“Brad provided exceptional customer service from our first look at the house to having a celebratory beer during renovations. He stuck with us through a challenging negotiation, tolerated our quirks and those of the sellers, structuring work-arounds when things seemed impossible. His network of contacts, from financing to renovations is second to none.”
Liz & Ryan Powell, Arlington, VA
“As first time buyers, we didn’t know what to expect. Working with Brad made the entire process seamless and very enjoyable. He was extremely informative and helped us in every way possible to make sure we were making the decision that was best for us. In our search, we found a location that was great for us in a very short period of time. Brad was with us every steps of the way and provide valuable advice that was pivotal in us getting the place we wanted. We can’t thank Brad enough for helping us through this process and providing us the guidance that he did. Thank you!!”
Chris & Jessica Larsen, Arlington, VA
“Brad did a tremendous job marketing and selling our home. He went above and beyond to ensure every last detail was thought through and covered which resulted in a seamless transaction. I cannot say enough good things and would highly recommend Brad to anyone. Job well done!”
Robert Caudle, Arlington, VA
“Brad provided me with outstanding service and helped me find an extremely nice condo in the very competitive Arlington market in extremely short order. After we entered into a buyer agreement, he suggested that we go out right away and spend an hour or so that afternoon looking at what was available in the neighborhood I was interested in. The very first condo we looked at turned out to be the condo I purchased! With his experience in the market, Brad realized what a gem the condo was, and convinced me that no amount of looking would result in a better condo or a better deal in my price range. He also was adamant that it would sell in a matter of a day or two, so I had to act quickly. I made an offer the next day. The seller already had an offer from another buyer, but Brad advised me what type of offer to make to turn the purchase my way. This is a good example of how his market knowledge and friendly persistence can pay big dividends for a buyer. Throughout the process he was extremely available for me and absolutely on top of every aspect of the purchase. To top it all off, he is a genuinely nice guy who is a lot of fun to talk to and share stories with. Simply put: You can’t go wrong with Brad.”
Jamie & Ed Graf, Falls Church, VA
“My wife and I are very happy to have Brad as our realtor. We were first-time home buyers and one of the first things Brad said upon meeting him is that we would look back on the home-buying process as an easy one. We were skeptical but Brad ended up being absolutely correct. Brad is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. His knowledge and experience made us feel very confident about a process we were initially anxious about. Brad provided savvy counsel but we never felt any pressure from him. He was flexible and worked around our schedules. He guided us each step each of the way and broke the buying process into simple and easy to follow steps. We highly recommend Brad as a realtor and look forward to working with him in the future.”
Dominique Andrasi & Nate Liscinski, Sterling, VA
“As first-time home buyers, the experience, expertise and dedication that Brad provided were invaluable in the search for our new home. We had a few challenges come up during the process, but he was always there to give advice, make recommendations and calm our nerves. After we closed last week, Nate and I had a lengthy conversation about how Brad was the only person that we really felt had our best interests at heart and was willing to provide a steady source of good information. We could not imagine dealing with the uncertainties of buying a house without his suggestions and guidance.
One of Nate’s coworkers recommended Brad after he and his wife bought their first home through him. Nate started contacting him to discuss our options almost a year before we started seriously looking for a house, so I wasn’t really aware of or focused on the conversations that they had until a few months ago. When we decided in January that we wanted to set a goal and buy a house by April, Nate scheduled an appointment, so I could meet him. The whole way to the office, Nate told me how much he liked working with Brad and how he felt that he genuinely wanted the best for us. I immediately brushed this off and told Nate that all realtors’ goals are to make buyers like them, so they get their commission. I truly could not have been more wrong.
From start to finish, Brad was there for us. He listened to what we wanted and was able to present us with a variety of homes within those parameters as well as inform us about some options that we would have never thought of, but also really liked. When we had questions (and we had A LOT), he was clear and patient, and he never pressured us. We had some difficult negotiations and communication issues with a few parties involved, but throughout everything, his dedication to getting us the best deal on the home we loved and closing on-time never wavered.
Now, with a new house and all of the responsibilities that come along with it, Brad is still helping us. He made a wonderful recommendation for the home inspector, so we are also planning to work with a painter that he has used. He has told us how to make certain repairs and perform maintenance that we didn’t know we had to do, let alone how to do. The knowledge imparted to us from Brad has made us much more confident in our purchase and how we are going to handle the many obstacles faced by new homeowners.
We cannot thank Brad enough for everything he did for us, and we would not hesitate in recommending him to our friends and family. We would not have our new home without him.”
Bill & Kate Desrosiers, Falls Church, VA
“Kate and I wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation for your tireless work over the past year to help us buy our first home. We’re still getting settled in, but the house is great, and there’s no doubt in my mind that without your talent and dedication there would be someone else enjoying this wonderful home.
I know our search for a home took a bit longer than most, but we never ceased to be amazed at how energized and knowledgeable you were about the Falls Church /Arlington markets and what we needed to look for in this area. The confidence you exerted during the closing process helped ensure that a number of potential deficiencies were properly corrected, providing a peace of mind we’d be hard pressed to put a price tag on. As first time home buyers, we had questions about absolutely every part of the process – from the mortgage down to the home inspector – and with your help we sailed smoothly over every hurdle. We won’t think twice about coming back to you when such time comes that we need more space, and will happily refer any friends or family who need help as well.
Whether it’s a referral or moving a sofa, if we can ever be of any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s been a pleasure, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Deborah Davidson & Jordan Pfuntner, Falls Church
“Brad helped us sell our house in North Arlington and buy a home in Falls Church in 2012.
The first thing we noticed about Brad was his friendliness. He made us feel like our house sale and purchase was the most important thing in his life, and on house tours, welcomed us in his car with ice-cold water, cushy seats, and a steady supply of anecdotes about the neighborhoods we were visiting.
On the selling side, he gave us excellent advice about preparing the house for sale to attract the largest market of buyers and guided us, step by step, through the process of putting the house on the market. We were very happy when the house sold at full price on the first sale day!
On the purchase side, Brad provided us with real estate listings that were automatically updated as soon as houses came on the market having the features we desired. On those enjoyable (and very well organized) house tours, he never pressured us to buy any particular house, but his comments on houses helped us sort out what features were truly important to us. His knowledge of markets and neighborhoods helped us hone in on the homes that best met our criteria for location. As a result, when our house sold, we were primed to find a replacement house – and three days later we found the house of our dreams!
Throughout, Brad was uniformly helpful and responsive. He always responded promptly to phone calls and email messages, and always went the extra mile to supply information or advice when requested. Both the sale and purchase required “rent backs,” and Brad’s negotiating skills came to the fore as he deftly crafted agreements that met the needs of us, the buyers of our house, and the sellers of our new home. The “rent backs” necessitated pinpoint timing for both closings, and Brad worked diligently to assure that the closing processes proceeded smoothly for both houses. Once again, the results were excellent: We closed on schedule on the house we sold on a Friday, and we closed the following Monday on the house we bought.
We were impressed, too, by Brad’s integrity. For example, he gave us a detailed written report on neighborhood market trends, including the underlying data sources, which he used in recommending a selling price for our house. Additionally, as we asked questions about the complexities of simultaneously selling and buying a house, he informed us of not only prevailing practices but the applicable real estate code of ethics.
In short, we always felt that we were in good hands with Brad. And the results prove it: We sold one house in one day, found a wonderful new home three days later, and are now happily established in our new neighborhood. We enthusiastically recommend Brad to anyone selling or buying a home!”
Kate & Bill Desrosiers, Falls Church, VA
“I know we said this last night, but I wanted to reiterate how
appreciative I am to have you in our corner working your tail off on our account. It’s been a long time searching for a house, and the fact that you can still get that energized when we find something is incredible and speaks volumes. Regardless of what happens with this house, I just wanted to make sure you know we really appreciate all your help.”
Brian Block, Managing Broker and Branch VP
“It is my sincere pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Brad Winkelmann. I have had the good fortune of having an on-going business relationship with Brad for over 4 years now at RE/MAX Allegiance, although he has over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He is very knowledgeable, well-organized, a good communicator, and liked by everyone he meets. I know from personal experience he performs his duties in a professional and competent manner and with a cheerful and positive attitude. He is able to resolve complex and emotional situations with quiet demeanor and wit and has always been one of our top producers.
Brad is loyal, has a positive attitude, and exhibits a sincere dedication to his job and the people he serves. He is a self-starter and has an outstanding reputation in the real estate community. Brad consistently receives praise and recommendations from his clients; in fact, the overwhelming majority of Brad?s business comes from repeat clients and direct/word of mouth recommendations. He strives and succeeds in putting his clients? needs first and ensuring a stress free and enjoyable real estate transaction for his clients. Brad enjoys my complete trust and confidence. His honesty and integrity are beyond reproach.
I would recommend him highly and without reservation. I am totally confident that he will excel in any situation.
If I may answer any questions, please feel free to call me anytime.Brian Block, Managing Broker and Branch Vice President
RE/MAX Allegiance(703) 626-0715.”
Jennifer and Patrick Moynihan, Alexandria, VA
“My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Brad when we purchased our home in 2007. Brad’s intrinsic knowledge of the Northern Virginia Real Estate market helped my wife and I to make a well informed real estate investment in 2007, when we purchased our home in Alexandria, VA. Because I am a government employee and I am subject to a mobility agreement (frequent geographic job transfers), I had concerns about purchasing a home in a distressed real estate market. Brad put my fears to rest and provided solid market data, guiding us where to invest in purchasing a home. We looked at over 30 properties over the course of several weeks. Brad was extremely patient with us while searching for a home. As a matter of fact, my wife and I looked forward to our house hunting with Brad because it was an enjoyable experience. Brad has a great sense of humor and made the home buying process informative and fun. Once we had found the home we wanted to purchase, Brad worked hard to negotiate the sale of the home.
Due to a recent job transfer, I had to sell my home this year (2011) in Alexandria. Of course, Brad was selected as my listing agent. He was a strong representative of our interests and did a superb job marketing our home, insuring that we received top dollar for our property. As Brad had predicted in 2007, we had made a smart real estate investment with Brad’s guidance and it had paid off when sold our home in 2011. Because our move was a government relocation, the sale of our home was a complex process, involving 3 different entities (buyer, seller, and the relocation company). Luckily for us, Brad is an expert in government and corporate relocation real estate transactions. Brad went above and beyond the normal duties of a realtor to ensure that the sale transaction was a seamless process. Brad Winkelmann will always back his client 100%. If you work with Brad, you will not be disappointed.”
Anri & Marc Nichol Arlington, VA
“Brad is the best Realtor we’ve ever worked with, and without a doubt we would work with him again. Brad worked so hard to get us a great deal. He was very patient when we were searching all of the properties, and he never pressured us into a particular home. He gave us the information we needed to make the right decision, and let us realize which home was best for us. When it came down to making an offer, Brad was the expert negotiator and got us a better price than we could have imagined. Brad had a lot of recommendations for lenders, inspectors, etc, and we were very happy with all of them. Throughout the whole process, Brad was quick to respond and worked odd hours when it was time critical. Overall Brad was great to work with, and we had a lot of fun with Brad’s outgoing personality. We really had a great experience with him and we will recommend Brad to all of our friends and our family.”
A. Amrhein & T. Morton
“My husband and I recently worked with Brad to buy our first home. We found Brad randomly by sending a question through the Remax website, to which he responded. He by no means pressured or hounded us into anything, which is why we initially chose to go with him through this process. He guided us without being a “salesman”, which we found was the method of other relators. As first-time buyers, he helped us every step of the way and set us up with other reliable folks to work with through the process. We had a great experience with everyone Brad set us up with. He answered all our inane questions, which as first-time buyers was a lot, and made the process as easy as possible. Our closing day was a breeze because of all the prep work Brad and the other team members had put into it.
After we moved in, there was an immediate problem with an appliance in the house. Brad felt responsible the issue wasn’t caught earlier and went above and beyond to help. He called a great company to evaluate the problem and take care of it. He even took care of the entire bill. It was more than generous and we are extremely grateful. It helped us out incredibly. We would highly recommend letting Brad guide anyone through the home buying process. He will make your life much less stressful during a very stressful time.”
T. & J. Parks
“Brad, without a doubt you were one of the best realtors we’ve ever used. You were extremely knowledgeable and informative about Arlington which helped us tremendously living in Atlanta. We loved the fact that you gave us the pros and cons on each property and then without pushing us let us make our own decision. You were also very quick to respond to any questions we had whether by phone or e-mail. Again, being in Atlanta this was also extremely helpful. We would definitely use you again in a heartbeat if we chose to sell or rent out the condo. Thanks again, Tracy.”
“Brad was a pleasure to work with and he took the time to explain things to me. He made my first home purchase enjoyable. I look forward to working with him in the future.”
“Brad is an exceptional realtor whose knowledge of the local market is unparalleled. His attention to detail and concern for his client’s best interest are a welcome relief in this constantly evolving market. In addition to his honesty and integrity, Brad utilizes his witt and sense of humor to keep his clients and business partners at ease while working through all phases of each transaction”
“Brad is a Real Estate Agent from North Arlington. He is the best of the best in his profession. I recommend him when you are searching for your new home.”
Alison and Ryan Kennedy, Alexandria, VA
“My wife and I have had the good fortune of knowing and working with Brad since 2002, when we moved to the DC area from Boston — and from our experience we could not recommend a real estate professional more highly than Brad Winkelmann. Back in ’02, Brad was relatively new to real estate, and he helped us find a rental apartment, going above and beyond the traditional role of a real estate agent. There was nothing in it for him other than helping a clueless, young couple from outside the area get settled and acclimated to the area…
Five years later, when we were ready to sell our condo in Alexandria that we had previously purchased as part of a condo conversion, we quickly dialed up Brad to represent us on the sell side, as well as to help us find our new home. In the five years since we had worked with him, Brad had built up quite a reputation and business with Coldwell Banker, but he never lost his down-to-earth demeanor and qualities that seem rare in real estate agents or in any profession for that matter: sincerity, integrity, customer-oriented, and great sense of humor through the up and (sometimes) down times of trying to sell a home!
Amid the swirling downturn of the real estate market in 2007, Brad helped us sell our condo within a reasonable timeframe, while our neighbors to this day still have their homes on the market as home prices continue to tumble. At every step in the sales process, Brad was there to educate us on the minute details of the process, from running an open house to how to get through closing. His open and honest communication style helped foster a collaborative relationship in which no stone was left unturned and he often answered our questions before we had the chance to ask them.
Similarly, on the buy side, Brad was ultra-patient with his “rookie” customers, but would often volunteer his opinion or professional expertise when appropriate. For example, he did not hesitate to tell us that a place we initially loved was not a wise investment because of several factors impacting the neighborhood and location; or that the underlying structure and fundamentals of a particular home were of concern to him. At the same time, when we finally found what we thought was “the place,” he without hesitation confirmed our reaction and joked that he and his wife would be happy to move into it if we didn’t!
Brad made the process seem easy and fun during such a tumultuous time for the market, and we look forward to working with him “the next time”!”
L. Dickerson & J. Fennig
“Brad helped my wife and I purchase a new home this fall. After working with 2 other Real Estate agents with no success, I can confidently recommend him to help you find what you are looking for and close the deal. His balance of professionalism and “can do” attitude is very refreshing for his profession.”
G. & R. Singh
“Brad made our dream come true with his exceptional skills and talent and good and kind friendly nature. It?s a fact that we got in touch with Brad by chance as we called Coldwell Banker to find out about a house and he really impressed us to make him our buyer agent. From the beginning he explained to us every aspect of buying and helped us understand and make a decision. He demonstrated exceptional persistence and patience to make the deal go through until the end. We are thankful for his professionalism and cooperation.”
“Brad was my realtor for both the recent sale and purchase of properties. For the purchase of my new condo, I was out of the country. Brad was phenomenal to work with – he made sure that every detail was attended to and went out of his way to make sure that everything was perfect for my power of attorney. He was also my realtor when I sold my previous home. Throughout the entire process, from listing to final settlement, the transaction was a series of trying obstacles. Brad continually ensured that my best interests were paramount. He exhibited pure patience and persistence to see the sale through to the end, always with true professionalism. Moreover, even when things were chaotic, Brad always made me laugh. His optimism and commitment to me were exceptional and I am grateful for his assistance selling my home. Without a doubt, I’ll use Brad for any future real estate transactions.”
“Brad made buying my first home seem effortless. I was very comfortable working with him, and I was very happy at how he explained the whole buying process for me. As a member of the military, formerly stationed in North Carolina, he arranged his time around my schedule to look at different properties in the area. Together we were able to find the perfect home for me. I truly appreciate everything he did for me and the customer service that I received. I bought my first home with Brad, and I plan to buy all of my future homes with him. He is a down to earth guy that makes you feel comfortable through the whole process. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home. He isn’t just a realtor, but someone who truly cares, and he always has your best interest at heart.”
C. & R. Verniel
“We approached Brad just before his own wedding. He was extremely helpful and tended to our needs despite his own busy schedule in preparation for his wedding. Brad made our first home buying experience fun and nearly effortless. ”
“I have bought 3 homes, and Brad Winkelmann, my realtor, was by far the most adept at determining my needs, organizing the hunt, and reacting to any encountered difficulties.”
A. & C. Mitchell
“Brad was very aware of his role in protecting us in the transaction. ”
P. Cook III
“The words of this e-mail truly come from the heart as I express my appreciation for a realtor under the Coldwell Banker name. Recently, while I was serving in Iraq, I went online looking for realtors in the Arlington, VA area to hopefully find a rental property for my return home. Through e-mail I contacted numerous people and agencies. I received a response from Brad Winkelmann of Coldwell Banker in Arlington stating “I usually do not deal with rental properties but I will be more than happy to assist you as a token of appreciation for what you are doing” (serving in Iraq). I maintained contact with Brad and during the entire time he was amazing. He went out of his way to help me find a rental home. He even spoke with the renting agent to work out the details of my situation so that I could sign the lease and make initial payments through mail until I returned back to the states. Have a home ready to move into upon my return really helped my transition back to the U.S. and I can’t thank him enough. I truly mean it when I say that it is people like Brad who make this world a better place. I apologize for sending this through e-mail and not a hand written letter, but I could not find a mailing address for your headquarters.”
“You name it, Brad did it. Hundreds of e-mails, thousands of digital pictures, hundreds of phone calls at all hours. Always reachable. The best possible for us as long distance out of area purchasers.”
“Brad, Just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work and patience with me throughout the home buying process. You are truly a professional! Please continue to stay in touch and shoot me some comps for my property in about a year – maybe I’ll sell it – and you can be my agent again anytime! – Brad worked very hard on my purchase despite having his own wedding to plan! Brad was great and I felt very comfortable with him. ”
Hal Maxwell, President and Chief Operating Officer
“Dear Brad, Congratulations! I received a very complimentary letter about you from L. Watson, Executive Director of USAA Relocation Services relative to one of her members B. Vickers. Mr. Vickers rated the experience with you as excellent and I want to thank you for your commitment and professionalism. My very best to you for continued success in the future.”
“Dear Brad, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I have enjoyed working with you during the last few months. From the day we met when you explained the stages of marketing a property to the day we sat down at the settlement table you patiently guided me. We discussed my wants and needs, and you laid out a clear strategy that combined a keen sense of the market, knowledge of the Arlington area, and ability to communicate with potential buyers and their agents. Your integrity and professionalism gave me peace of mind, and are rare qualities in today’s world.
The sale of my Arlington home was the least stressful of real estate transactions, and I recommend whole heartedly your services. I look forward to working with you again and wish you every continued success until that time.”
W. & M. Roche
“We are writing this letter as a way to show our appreciation for the dedication and hard work of our sales associate, Brad Winkelmann. As first time home buyers, we found the home buying process very intimidating and overwhelming but having Brad guide us along put us at ease and allowed us to enjoy the process. Brad was in contact with us almost daily and was constantly sending us new houses to review. He always found time and made an effort to go out with us each weekend. He truly looked out for our best interests. He was extremely patient with our questions and concerns and we were very impressed by his dedication to his job. We would highly recommend Brad Winkelmann to our family and friends and would use him again, ourselves, in our next home buying adventure.”
“Brad, Thank you for all the time and effort you put into our home buying adventure. I really appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge, your honesty, and especially your sense of humor! We are blessed to have you as our agent and now as our neighbor. Thank you!”
“Dear Brad, Thank you so much for offering your kind and selfless advice to me today on the phone. My husband and I are very interested in continuing to do business with Coldwell Banker as a result of our conversation with you. You are obviously a very knowledgeable, professional, and honest agent. Thanks again for renewing our faith.”
“Dear Brad, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the most professional job you did as the agent to sell our home in Arlington. I could not be more pleased and satisfied with the entire transaction and your excellence from beginning to end.
From the beginning, you took the time to explain what your role would be and carefully explained all the initial paperwork. Even before we listed our house with you, you had great suggestions on reasonable and cost effective improvements we could make and paint colors to use to add value. When we listed the house, your initiative to contact other agents about our property and to advertise in several print media was outstanding. As a result, there were a host of interested buyers who attended the open house and we had an excellent contract the following day!
Thereafter, you kept me informed of every important detail from the buyer’s home inspection to the final walk through. You arranged for me to sign the closing paperwork due to my move to South Carolina and attended that event with me to make sure all the paperwork was correct and in order. Lastly, you were involved in the last minute details with the buyer’s agent to ensure a smooth and successful final transaction.
Brad, you are excellent at what you do and most enthusiastically I would recommend you to any potential client. No one could have a more knowledgeable, involved, and responsive professional working for them. You made a very difficult and complicated process so painless. For that, I owe you a great deal.
I know you will continue to have great success and I look forward to seeing you soon. ”
“In the summer of 2002, I was working overseas and needed to sell my condo. I contacted Brad Winkelmann and explained my situation. Brad and I corresponded by e-mail and telephone and determined the best way to proceed. From the beginning, he was very accommodating to my situation. Immediately, I had complete confidence in Brad and his expertise.
The very day Brad listed my property, I received an offer. Taking Brad’s advice, we scheduled an open house that very weekend. Since I was out of the country, Brad brought some of his personal effects (lamps, etc.) to the open house, which made the condo show better for the prospective buyers. Immediately I received additional and improved offers on my property. Brad clearly explained the specific pros and cons of the offers, allowing me to determine the contract with the best terms and conditions for me and my situation. As a result, I accepted a higher offer! All of this within 48 hours of the listing!
I was thoroughly impressed with Brad’s professionalism, knowledge, and willingness to “go the extra mile” to sell my property. I look forward to working with Brad Winkelmann in the future and recommend him without reservation.”
“Dear Mr. Winkelmann, Thank you for helping me get settled in my new home in Virginia. I moved here from California with very little knowledge of the real estate market and no knowledge of the process involved in obtaining a home in Virginia. Your extensive knowledge of the real estate profession and state of the art computer technology made my tough decisions relatively easy. You are pleasant to be with and easily understood my personal needs. It was fun to drive around, looking at homes, with you. I also appreciated your candid and honest advice on helping me obtain my loan and take it to settlement. Your honesty and integrity are your best assets. I appreciated everything you did to get me settled into my new home so quickly. I will not hesitate to recommend you and your company to anyone. I look forward to working with you again and hope to continue the professional friendship we developed.”
N. & P. Contos
“I am writing this letter of appreciation in regard to the services my wife, Nancy, and I have received from Brad Winkelmann. Brad was my realtor last summer and helped me purchase my very first property. He was very accommodating and always available, working around my busy schedule to show properties to me. He explained everything, making the home buying process very understandable despite it initially being very complicated to me. After a few short weeks working with Brad, I had purchased my very first home.
Not so long afterward, my fiancé decided to sell her home so we could purchase a home together. Once again we called upon Brad’s services. In less than one day on the market, thanks to Brad’s hard work and determination we sold her property for significantly more than we were asking.
After getting married we began looking for our first home together. Despite the very aggressive housing market, we were dead set on finding property in Fairlington Villages and nowhere else. After being outbid on two previous properties, Brad spoke to the selling realtor of a property to determine what could be done to get the property taken off the market to strengthen our chances before the pending open house which would result in a flood of bids. Consequently, the seller accepted our bid; however, the seller wanted to close too quickly than what my lending institution could accommodate. Once again, Brad saved the day, referring us to Karen McCoy of Preferred Mortgages who got our financing done in time for the closing date and now we have the home of our dreams.
After working with Brad Winkelmann, Nancy and I would never consider using another realtor while in this area. Unfortunately, being in the Army, a transfer out of the immediate area will be in our not so distant future and we will have to use another realtor. More than anything we would like to bring Brad with us because we know nobody will compare to him. We no longer consider Brad, just our realtor, but also a dear friend. Kudos to the entire Coldwell Banker Team!”
“Purchasing my home through Brad was the best real estate experience I have had in my entire life!”
“I write to commend Brad Winkelmann as a realtor and to recommend his services to you. Brad recently helped my wife Jennifer and me to purchase our first home, and we were very pleased with his services.
First, Brad did an excellent job explaining the home buying process to us and answering our questions. As first-time home buyers, we had many questions-and a certain amount of nervousness- and Brad was excellent both at addressing our concerns and putting us at ease.
Brad was also very flexible and was able to move quickly for us. We were ready to buy shortly after first meeting with Brad, and he found properties for us to view almost immediately. Additionally, Brad worked around our difficult schedules and made himself available on weekday evenings-often late into the evening-to accommodate us.
When we bid on homes, Brad provided excellent advice and assisted us in drafting good offers. He also negotiated well with the seller’s realtor on each contract we wrote and communicated openly with us throughout the process. Brad’s excellent service continued though closing, which went seamlessly thanks in large part to his active attention.
In short, we are very pleased with brad’s service. I would use him again to buy a home, and I heartily recommend to anyone else considering buying a home in the area.”