Testimonials & Recommendations
My husband and I recently worked with Donald on the purchase of our first home – it was quite the journey from our first meeting to the day we closed and Donald was 100% all in the entire time! He was always responsive and took the time to help us navigate the subtle and not so subtle difficulties of the home buying process. Not only did Donald impress us with his professionalism, his personable approach completely exceeded our expectations! We would absolutely recommend Donald to our friends and family and would definitely work with him again for any future real estate needs!!
“I practiced real estate for six months and I quit. After seeing how hard Donald works, it is no wonder! This guy is a true professional and I wouldn’t look anywhere else! He cares about his clients, he is smart, and he works so hard. A+++”
“Most painless real estate experience I’ve ever had! I cannot thank Donald enough for his expertise and dedication. Super fast, priced right, and under contract in less than a week! I am so impressed with Donald. I will definitely reach out to him again if I need an agent!”
“We are Jackie and Mike Veasey and we write to recognize the stellar performance by one of your agents when selling our Arlington condominium. That agent is Peggy Parker and she made what could have been an extremely difficult, frustrating, and physically demanding sale a most joyful experience. Our decision to sell was somewhat spontaneous and occurred under very inopportune circumstances. Mike was recovering from surgery and had limited mobility, several family vacations had already been planned, and we only used the condo intermittently as our residence is now 75 miles away in Warren County. Commuting to the unit is challenging enough with the traffic but Mike’s condition complicated the trip and diminished his utility in “getting things done.”That’s when Peggy came to our rescue. We made several trips into the unit to arrange for moving furniture and cleaning closets and cupboards. We had piles of household goods, accumulated over 17 years of living in the unit, for donation to the Goodwill and an equal number of piles for trash disposal. Peggy and her team took care of that for us. We had an issue with the moving company in that one piece of furniture had to be partially disassembled to get it out of the unit. While the main move occurred as scheduled, that particular piece remained in the unit for three weeks while the mover tried to find a resource to do the job. This could have held up the sales process, but Peggy ingeniously incorporated that piece into the staging of the condo. We didn’t waste any time nor miss any opportunity. While we went on vacation, Peggy continued to work with the mover to get the piece moved. When the solution finally was orchestrated, it was Peggy who met the mover and the furniture specialist, insured the move occurred as scheduled, and saved us the necessity of having to make a trip to Arlington. During the preparation for sale process, a problem developed with our electrical panel. Peggy let us know and then took care of it. A problem also arose with the air conditioning unit. We provided her our servicing contract number, but Peggy arranged for the service call and made sure the work was done.
Finally, the sun had faded our hardwood floors and areas where there were rugs had a very definite difference in appearance. Peggy knew the technician to address this issue and made all arrangements for him to do so. Each of these services that Peggy provided us saved us the miserable task of having to drive to Arlington in the morning and drive back to Warren County in the evening and for that we are most appreciative. What’s truly amazing is that Peggy did all this for us while immobilized herself due to injury. We could not be happier. We chose Peggy as our realtor because we knew of her real estate sales savvy as to pricing, advertising, staging, showing, negotiating, etc. She met every expectation in those areas as well. But the services she provided above and beyond what is normally expected are what truly set her apart. You probably already know of Peggy’s talent and reputation, but we wanted to reinforce them for you. She is simply the best. She is everything a client wants in a realtor. In our experience, you have no better ambassador for Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty than Ms. Peggy Parker.”
“Once again, Brad and his team did an excellent job of preparing the house for sale and getting it sold quickly. The staging for the open house was especially notable — the old place never looked so good!”
“We had an amazing experience with Donald. He listened to our wants and needs of house and location! He guided us through the process as first time home buyers, with expertise and found us the perfect house for our growing family!”
Thanks Brad…I am very pleased with the work you and your team did. You saw the potential of the house and made the sale happen. I am positive that you made me more money than any other broker would have and saved me much effort as well. Thanks.
John & Pat
Fairfax Station Sellers
“There isn’t enough space on the page to say enough about the experience of buying my house in DC with Don. We met at an open house one weekend and a few days later he followed up with me after researching properties he thought “fit my personality” better which I thought was super cool and felt so personal. He was amazing during the buying process, advocated for everything I wanted and was a true agent that was on my side the whole time. I never felt like he was just trying to get a quick sale as a buying agent and move on as I have experienced buying properties in the past. Don is my guy for life for any future sales or purchases. Working with him felt like working with a friend I’d known for years. He really is that personable. Don’t waste your time with anyone else. Thanks for everything Don! You’re the man.”
“Donald has listed properties for us for rent. He is honest and does an excellent job! In the end, all of his hard work pays off for us! Thank you, Donald, for such an excellent job!”
We wish to commend Brad Wisley and his staff at Berkshire Hathaway (Penfed Realty) for the excellent work they did in listing and selling our house at 9023 Greylock Street, Alexandria, VA. Brad led his team in a successful marketing effort and then negotiated with the buyers’ agent to bring it to a mutually agreeable conclusion. Brad was always available to answer any of our questions. He and his staff were excellent and we highly recommend him to anyone seeking a real estate agent. Please convey our good wishes and thanks to Brad and his staff.
Tom & Mari
Yes we would recommend Brad and his team. They were very professional and helped us stage and sell our home quickly. Our home was on the market for literally 4 days before we got two very competitive offers, which we eventually went with the higher offer.
Brad was very easy to work with, very responsible, and extremely knowledgeable of the Alexandria Market. He knew exactly what we needed to do to sell the home and as expected, he was dead on. He and his team including Donna helped stage and promote our home successfully and quickly.
Being that we were in a time crunch to put our house on the market and relocate to another city in the course of less than a month was very stressful to us, yet Brad helped steer us through the entire process smoothly. Our neighbors had given very us favorable feedback and had repeated to us multiple times that from the moment of listing, there was an extreme amount of foot traffic for our home. We were very glad for Brad’s efforts, and appreciate his hard work and everything he did to help our home sale go as smoothly as possible.
We would recommend Brad highly to anyone selling or buying a home in the northern Virginia market.
Mike and Christina S.
Peggy Parker and her team worked diligently to ensure this was the most pleasant experience possible. We felt like family and look forward to seeing our friends work with her in their future purchases as well.
Paul & Cynthia
Peggy was great. She went above and beyond to help us identify priority renovations in our condo, identify potential contractors, and even pick up some of the new fixtures! I don’t know how we would have managed all of that without Peggy, given that we were traveling and could not always be available in Arlington. Once we got the property listed, we received an offer relatively quickly and the process after we had a signed contract went smoothly.
Mr. & Mrs. Schroeder
The best possible selling experience. Not only did Peggy ensure a good price for my property, but she also undertook the caretaking of it for months before the sale. She is one of a kind, and I’m deeply grateful!
Peggy’s team was fabulous in every way, including pricing guidance, readying the unit for sale,
repeated open houses and outreach methods during a tough market, offer negotiations,
important details such as plant watering during a long hot summer, pro-active communicating
and quick responses to calls and emails. Excellent in every way. You could not have a better consultant,
handholder, and guide to this consequential process than Peggy Parker and her great team.
After interviewing 3 top real estate brokers in the Northern VA area and reviewing respective proposals, we chose Peggy and team. The primary reasons for basing our decision are the high degree of visibility and excellent reputation of the business, the professional research and proposal and the personal attention provided by the team.
After executing the agreement, The Parker Team delivered on all aspects of the marketing plan. We listed our home during a slow time of year and Joan and her team doubled their efforts by personally handing out fliers at Cameron Station events and reaching out through their extensive contact list. Finally, the purchasing negotiation and closing process were easy and seamless. I highly recommend the Parker Team! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
All the best,
Brad is top notch and professional. He has a team that I would recommend. He told me things up front and recommendations on how to improve my home listing.
Dr. M. West
Thank you so much! Our experience with Brad was great. He guided us as far as the correct time to put the house on the market, introduced us to a wonderful stager, who found us movers that went above and beyond. Brad also hooked us up with an excellent mortgage broker at PenFed. I think the best part was he generated a lot of buzz about the house, and it sold within 5 days for $20K over asking.
Arlington, VA Seller
“Thank you, Donald, for helping me find my adorable new home! After several realtors…you were the only one who actually listened to my needs and found over 10 homes for me to visit! Your tenacity found my pearl! Yippee!”
I just want to thank you and your team for ALL you did to make the sale of our home as easy as possible. It definitely is a very stressful time, but having someone experienced and reliable, as you are, is life saving. I’m finally able to relax a bit and enjoy the lake. I hope you have had a good weekend and are able to enjoy the great weather we are having today.
Kathy and Mark
We had the privilege of working with Brad Wisley of Wisley Greco & Associates as our Realtor to sell our home in Fairfax, Virginia. Our experience at each phase of the sales effort was outstanding, such as innovative efforts to develop prospects, insights on pre-listing staging, effective open house showings and proactive facilitation during sales negotiations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brad Wisley and the Wisely Greco team for you future purchase or the selling of your home.
Bill and Lorraine
It was a team effort. They made a very difficult buy happen. We are very grateful.
Brad listed and sold our home and all went flawlessly. Most impressive was that he was ALWAYS immediately responsive to ours calls and texts. I am very detailed oriented and Brad continually stayed one step ahead of all aspects of the selling process. Lastly, his support staff (which I’ve worked with in the past) is an amazing crew that have been in the business for many years and are pros. Brad, I am delighted to give you this review.
I would recommend the Wisley Greco group without hesitation. I had zero experience in selling a house and I was about to move across country. Brad and his staff were friendly, professional and extremely helpful. Thanks to them, everything went smoothly and quickly. If I had questions or problems, a phone call eased my mind. They told me everything would be fine and it was.
Brad is an excellent Realtor. One of the absolute best. He’s extremely knowledgeable about the area where he specializes as the neighborhood expert and he reads the market so well to know where it’s trending. He gets so much done and yet he always maintains his calm. Brad is just an absolute pleasure. We formerly served together on the board of Realtors (NVAR) and were colleagues in the same office for about 10 years. I often went to Brad for advice or to brainstorm. He is a fantastic resource and an outstanding Realtor.
Such a whirlwind but now that we’re settling into our new home a few states away, it’s easier to reflect on the home-selling process. The stress of inspections, repairing, painting, carpeting, purging, cleaning, packing, and moving is enormous, and shouldn’t be underestimated. What got us through it was the organization and preparation that Brad, Wendy, Stephanie, Barbara, and Marie did FOR us, so that we didn’t have to. They presented a helpful pre-sale binder letting us know what to expect; they provided a design consultant to better showoff our property; they created sales sheets and a custom photo brochure showcasing our house; and they kept us informed every step of the way. They conducted a few open houses and we accepted an offer in less than two weeks. They handled all the negotiations and paperwork through closing, at which, Wendy attended. Phew! It’s all done and we have WGA to thank. The guidance of Carol, Brad, Wendy, et al., made the transaction go more smoothly than we ever expected.
I just sold my house in Fairfax, VA with Brad and Wendy and it was the best experience I could have possibly dreamed of. I chose them because of all the great things I had heard about them in my community and once I met them and heard everything they had to say, I knew they were the ones!
I decided to stress myself out and do everything in literally 3 weeks in order to get my house on the market before the holiday season and I could not have pulled it off without them. They gave me great suggestions and people to call to get things done right away. I took their advice on everything and it paid off!
I got a contract on my house in 4 days from it going on the market! I am very pleased with the final sales price and again, took their advice on everything and how to negotiate the best deal. I worked closely with Wendy on everything and she was a true gem. She was so responsive, professional and calm, yet assertive when I needed her to be. I can’t say enough great things about both Brad and Wendy and I would use them again in a minute. When I move back to VA, I will definitely be calling them again!
Thank you Brad and Wendy, for getting me through a very emotional and stressful time with such kindness, dedication and expert advice.
Having just sold my house with Brad and Emily, I can tell you that a potentially very stressful and complicated transaction was managed expertly, and was almost completely stress free! Honestly, any stress was my own doing! Brad, Emily, and their staff were in touch with me all the time, assuaging any fears and answering my questions. My house was on the market for a grand total of 9 days, so I really can’t say enough good things about Wisley Greco Associates. I also bought my home with Emily almost 4 years ago, and she is a fantastic asset to have on your side! I’m only sad that they won’t be able to help me buy my new house when I move to a new area.
I also want to tell you of the outstanding support and assistance Donna Cramsey provided as a stager. She offered excellent suggestions, great ideas on paint schemes, cabinet preparations, and people to accomplish the many tasks it takes to make a 50+ year old house visually attractive. She put up with my questions and concerns, too. Her selection of staging furniture really enhanced the work the contractors had done so that the house sold itself on the very first day it was on the market-Hurray for everyone!!
I hope you will continue to recommend her talents to other sellers-I know she has my votes! Mazel Tov to you, Carol and God bless you.
Brad, I’ve been meaning to thank you for the excellent job you did in getting my house sold. The whole transaction went about as smoothly as possible given the market and condition of the house. Much to my surprise, I even made a few bucks on the sale. I’m convinced the great job you did in staging the house and taking pictures had something to do with that. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone that wants to buy and sells property in the area.
I’ve been meaning to email you and this is long over-due..so I do apologize. I want to thank you very much for going ABOVE and BEYOND for my parents as they put my grandmother’s house on the market. My dad, who has very high expectations, thought you were absolutely amazing and trusted you and all your advice. He has spoke very highly of you. He told me on many occasions you went out of your way for them and I cannot thank you enough. This was a very emotional time for my parents and with your help and dedication you really eased their minds.
There is no better agency in Northern Virginia. Carol and her team did the impossible to get us in our dream home! Absolutely the best of the best!”
Bill and Tonia
She maintains her professional demeanor at all times, even when the situation might call for disgust. We wish her the very best!”
Ron and Jan
Carol-we have been intending to drop a note to you for the longest time just to say thanks…not only for your support during our home selection and purchase activity (which was actually fun with you and Emily involved) but also for all the ongoing communications. Our friends are always amazed when we describe what you and the team have done for us – when we learn that someone is headed to Fairfax, we try to get your name to them quickly.
Jeff and Joanie Spalter
Emily and Michelle were very helpful, willing to contact me as well as family members who were helping in my search for a house from across the country.
I want to thank you for your good work in the sale of my house. It meant so much to have your very supportive advice and judgment, and also your great team. Thank all of you very much.
The agents were very professional and efficient. They knew their business and made the whole process quick and painless. I would definitely work with them in the future.
I wanted to take a minute and officially thank you and your team for selling my home! I listed my home at the beginning of the real estate down turn. However, because I listed with you, I never had any misgivings that I had chosen the wrong Realtor for the job. Your incredible amount of professional experience, patience, and advice sold my home while other properties continued to sit on the market. Now that we have seen the length and depth of the market down turn, I realize that choosing you and your team is the ONLY reason that my home was sold!” “
Carol and Emily,
Thank you both for your attention and efforts during the sale of my parents house. You were attentive to everything that came up. Preparation and staging were critical, in my view, to making this sale work. I’m very pleased with how things have gone and the crucial role you played in this successful transaction!
The last two years have been quite a journey with my wife and I looking for a home, that perfect place to raise our two girls.
I want to say Thank You to both you and Carol Greco for helping to find the home we never thought we could find. We are ecstatic with our new place.
In particular, and most notably, Thank You for hanging in there and never tiring of our constant calls, text messages, emails, and seemingly hundreds of open house visits. We appreciate how you were always available at a moments notice and always returned our calls right away, evenings and weekends. Thank you. We truly felt like important clients. Thank you for facilitating the buying process and helping to make it easy. Clearly, your work did not end when you “found” the house, but continued into the closing process. Your and Carol’s efforts at that point were over the top. Thank You.
You and the Carol Greco Group are truly a class act. I hope to show my appreciation through word of mouth in hopes to send more business your way.”
Thank you Emily and the Carol Greco Group,
Richard and Basia
Just a note to say that Dana and I are appreciative of the professionalism and service you provided in selling our home. Your staff is courteous and superb, (thanks Stephanie), and your associates who assisted with the preparation of the house were most helpful. Most of all, we appreciated that you put your personal time into the selling of the house and provided that support system which was invaluable to us while we were in Oklahoma. That is what we were looking for and what we received. You helped us work as a team and kept our interests uppermost in your mind. That’s what makes successful negotiations and a good outcome. We heartily recommend you to anyone who desires a professional team to sell a home. God knows that is what it takes in today’s environment. Thank you so much.” “
Chris and Dana Kenney
Married life is great so far, two weeks in and several thousand weeks to go! Our new place is great, still painting and organizing stuff. And slowly getting used to the idea of not having to move for a long time.
Thanks again for all your help as well as all the little things that you and Michelle did for us, it really went a long way.
Chance and Jessica Henderson
Not a day goes by that I’m not so glad to have sold my house! Thanks once again for your encouragement.
I worked with Emily Stollar. We hit it off immediately and we found a house in 2 days, had an accepted offer in 3 days, a completed inspection in 4 days. All activities were handled quickly and efficiently. Emily provided me a great peace of mind. It was a great home-buying experience!
The experience with The Carol Greco Group was very professional and the extra step was taken. We were well taken care of throughout the entire process.” “
Thank you for being the world’s best real estate agent! We were very happy with the work you and your company did to sell my mother’s house. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who wants to sell their property, and we’ll call you if we ever decide to sell our house.” “
Gail and Bob Bearden
I want to thank you for all you did in the sale of our house at 4309 Willow Woods. Thank you for fixing it so I did not have to appear at settlement. The lunch was good, too!
Thank you for caring. You seem so genuine in your concern and what you do. My daughter, Jane, had told me about you.
Your professionalism is amazing and we enjoyed our experience with Long and Foster and your team. We look forward to future business with you and will highly recommend you and your team to others.
Bill, Tonia, Will, Jake & Eric Crowley
We’ve often told this to Emily, and I will state it again for you. Anyone could have taken us around to see houses. Emily took that, added in some emotional and moral support, and raised the whole process to art form. I think my wife summed it up best when she said “Emily makes me feel taken care of”. You should consider yourself proud and fortunate to have an agent like Emily representing you and your company
George and Aliza Spindell
Carol and others in her group were competent and professional throughout the successful purchase of our new home and preparation and sale of our former home. Just as important, they were nice to work with.
Don and Helen Kline
Emily went above and beyond on the day she showed the home we eventually bought…she had just returned on a “red-eye” from Hawaii and worked well into the evening to win us the house. We really appreciate her diligence with the details all the way through the transaction.
Ken and I enjoyed working with Carol and Emily. A great experience.
Fay Weiss and Ken Gubin
Hi Emily, Carol and Marie,
Wanted to take this time to thank each of you for all of your support during the sale of my mother’s house. Your professionalism, patience, and support helped me enormously. My mother is still hanging on, almost 9 months after her massive stroke, and total disability. My heart is heavy.. but having our house which she had for 44 years sold to such a nice family makes it all bearable.
You are each in my thoughts and prayers. I do wish you well professionally and personally and again thank you for your kindness.
On behalf of my sisters and brother, I would like to sincerely thank you for handling, from soup-to-nuts, the sale of our family home of the last 50 years so smoothly, efficiently, and courteously. What you brought to the table was your sincerity, your honesty, your thorough knowledge of our neighborhood, your understanding of the market and the dynamics of selling our particular home, and finally, your commitment to sell our home at the price we wanted!
Emily, thank you for finding our new home for us, you really made the whole process fun. I appreciate you being my alter ego “the other wife” and keeping you know who on the straight and narrow.
Again thank you for being a great agent and good friend throughout the process.
There is no better agency in Northern Virginia . Carol and her team did the impossible to get us into our dream home! Absolutely the best of the best!!
Bill and Tonia Crowley
To potential sellers,
We painfully tried to sell our house with FSBO for nearly a year and found no results. In this tough market it was not the way to go and we learned the hard way over the course of the year. We interviewed the Carol Greco Group and found them to be very knowledgeable and professional. They were the fourth realtor we interviewed and they were the best. After signing the contract with the Carol Greco Group our house sold within 30 days. The Carol Greco Group was very responsive in all communications via email, phone and in person. I highly recommend them to sell your house during this tough buyer’s market.
The Rainey Family
Gayle and I are benefiting greatly from your help in selling our Truro home. I don’t think we caught the peak of the price rise but the deal you arranged suited us much better than an extra 50 to 70k we might have gotten if we had waited ’til later to sell. We now own two homes w no mortgages. Both are in very desirable locations and we enjoy using them both.
The LOC on the Truro home got paid off as we sold it. That LOC built our Massanutten house (we already owned the land) and some of the rest of the proceeds paid off the small remaining mortgage on the Florida home. As a result of Greco smart marketing and Dupier willingness to take your advice, we now own two wonderful homes. Because of the depressed prices (especially in Fla) we bought a town house in Jupiter, Fla for our daughter, Lauren and her son. Cheers and please send us another calendar, Carol and group. You are the greatest!
Dennis and Gail Dupier
Just want to thank you for a quick, efficient sale of our house. I know why Jan recommended you so highly! I concur with her recommendation completely and am thrilled that she referred us to you! You and your team were awesome! All in all, a very smooth sale and settlement thanks to you and your team!!!
You did an outstanding job on selling our house in Alexandria and we are extremely pleased with the quick sale! You have a great team that makes it all possible for sure! Professional on all levels. All in all, a very smooth sale and settlement thanks to you and your team!!!
Thanks so much!
Pam and Freddie Zayas
Thank you again for all that you did to resolve this complex property sale. I don’t think I could have gotten the house sold and proceeds awarded had it not been for your personal touch. I will always be grateful to you for all your help.
Dear Carol, I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you again for all your caring and kindness during a difficult situation. Your thoughtfulness and consideration for my mother went way above the bar of “agent”! Additionally your advice and support helped me immensely down the rocky road that you had already walked. You are simply a wonderful person! Thanks Again!
I cannot begin to thank you enough for all you have done for me in my lifetime—and especially over the last few months. I have been so blessed to have a wonderful “Jewish Fairy Godmother” looking out for me when I was making the most important decision I have ever made in my life. Thank you so much for all your love and support. I am so lucky to have you in my life.
Thank you for all that you have done to sell our house. Your team did a wonderful job of taking pictures & advertising our house. And Carol, thank you for the service and friendship.
Chip and Georgia Woody
I know it’s long overdue, but I wanted to thank you for everything you did to help Audrey and me find a place to call home. I know it was a rather unconventional situation, and both Jason and I appreciate the time and effort you put into helping us look at properties, finally working towards this purchase. Audrey and I are just about settled, and I think we can both say that you were very instrumental in making this happen. Audrey still talks about you, especially when we walk across the street and she gets to use her Starbucks card (I guess I’ll be refilling that one for a while!). I can’t thank you enough for all that you, Marie, and Carol did to make sure we found our new home
Hi Carol: Sorry to be so late in sending you my profound thanks for the wonderful job you did selling my house. Your expertise and professionalism was only exceeded by your kindness, your considerate nature, your quick responsiveness to my every need….I could go on forever. You re a super person and I thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart!
I know it is an excuse, but we have been so busy I haven’t taken the time to send a formal note, but I would like to say how great it was for Laura and I to work with you and your whole team. You always gave great advice and really worked on the sale of the house. You certainly have our recommendation for anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the area.
Your company is so lucky to have Mrs. Judy Dain, who did a excellent job. I will recommend my friend or my relative to her for the future. Long and Foster is the best real estate inc.
Thank you so much for all that you have done in helping us purchase our first home. Your kindness and patience made this a great experience and we have out “perfect” house as a result.
Greg and Sin Ae
It was a great experience. Carol & Emily Stollar were so dedicated. Loved the use of the van-so helpful! The whole experience was great!
Your company is so lucky to have Mrs. Judy Dain, who did a excellent job. I will receommend my friends and relatives to her for the future.
Charles and Tricia C.