" Mike is very knowledgeable, and always quick to assist. He anticipated our family’s questions and concerns, and provided valuable information to assist in us making informed decisions.
Mike is a very personable person. His calm demeanor aids others around him to relax, and not stress, even though discussions of money can bring out the worst in people.
I would definitely work with Mike again, and recommend others to seek his expertise. "
– Jeff & Unchu Law
" You won't find better real estate and mortgage expertise than Mike Brown. We did a complicated and time sensitive re-finance.
He provided thoughtful and comprehensive advice that allowed us to make the best financial decisions. Mike knows the market. He has a wealth of experience across the board in real estate field, not just one area, and that really showed through.
He communicated to us on the best way to interact with third parties, e.g. lenders, appraisers, contractors, etc. He helped us understand the implications of various
courses of action.
We were impressed by his personal interest and concern as well as his proactive management of this project … great customer service.
Above all, we felt confident that we were dealing with a professional with the highest integrity."
– John Zeller
" I would tell everyone Mike Brown knows the real estate markets well in DC, MD, VA. I've known him for over 25 years and he's a solid example of professional service and knowledge in the real estate industry!"
– Joel Semanko
" Can't say enough wonderful things about Mike Brown. As a friend of many many years, I can say without reservation, He is intelligent, thoughtful and will work relentlessly to see that you have the best experience possible whether you are buying or selling real estate- it would be a great asset to have Mike in your corner!"
– Andrea Semanko
" Mike is the consummate professional. He knows his industry inside out. I recommend him to anyone who even says the word house."
– Kathleen Dunleavy
" If you want to work with an agent you can trust, call Mike. I have known him for over 15 years and he is THE reason I got into real estate. He is knowledgeable, honest and a lot of fun! So, get off that fence and just call Mike!"
– Suzanne Leedy
" Working with Mike was the best decision we could have made. Mike provided us with honest advice, and spent several hours explaining the process. His organization and negotiating skills are top notch; the closing happened without a single problem or delay. Mike recently helped my husband and me close on our 3rd home, and again the process was very smooth. "
– Matt & Joy Stortz
" Mike is an outstanding professional with a high moral standard and the ability to make things happen for you and the quest of home ownership. Mike knows his industry inside and out, understand the financial markets even better and understand how to make your dream come true, realistically!"
– Paul & Amy Perkins
" I have worked with Mike for many years and have referred many customers to him. He is a true professional and I trust him with my friends, family and customers for all of their real estate needs. He is a great friend and trusted adviser."
– Scott Tripp
" I have worked with Mike for several years. He has always been my go to guy to get the job done. Mike is detailed oriented and takes the time to study the entire situation before deciding the best course of action. There is no way you can go wrong when choosing Mike Brown. I will continue to rely on him in the future."
– Steve Thomas
" Mike is always looking out for clients. As a repeat home buyer first, he has provided me with very helpful advice and guidance whenever I have asked. Mike is quick to respond, and handles the details of a very detail-oriented process very effectively. Highly recommended.”"
– Chris Macks
" Mike is very knowledgeable in the financial piece of home buying and sales. I have recommended several friends and family members to Mike and I will use him again when I am ready to purchase another home."
– Wendell White
" I trust Mike when it comes to real estate. He knows the area really well plus he is licensed in VA, MD and DC so you have a lot of options when buying. He advised us on which properties had good locations, construction and layouts. Mike always respected our price range and budget. When you need him, he seems to be always right there for you responding quickly. He kept the transaction calm, smooth and nothing ruffled him. In short, Mike will have your best interests as his clients. I am so glad we chose him to represent us."
– Robert & Dem
" After being on and off the market for almost two years and being listed with three different real estate firms, we had absolutely no luck selling our home. Discouraged and disillusioned with this dismal record, we knew we needed a fresh perspective.
Then, we talked with Mike. Unlike all the other local, top-producing agents whom we interviewed, Mike listened carefully to us. He thoughtfully embraced the story of our home - the dream on which it was built, its distinguished architectural style, the high quality of its construction and its beautiful setting and amenities.
Mike created a superb and targeted marketing approach that was built specifically around us and the likely purchaser. He then assembled a team of professionals- photographers, videographers, writers, artists and designers- all whose efforts were directed to crafting a compelling narrative and demonstrating the value of our property.
Mike's enthusiasm, his attention to every detail and skilled negotiations helped us identify the near-perfect buyer and close in record time: we went under contract in 42 days and closed a month later.
We highly recommend Mike when selling your home. He is devoted to getting results for his clients."
– Nick & Tonya Harmon
" Mike is a fantastic REALTOR. He is fun, easy-going, extremely knowledgeable about the local housing market and the home-buying process. Mike counseled us from the initial interview, focused our needs and search, visited multiple properties, carefully and quickly examined reams of market data, skillfully negotiated several aggressive offers and advised us through inspections and tests. At all times, Mike protected and represented our best interests with professionalism. He excels keeping everything smooth, simple and painless. He was recommended by family and friends. We now consider Mike our trusted friend."
– Chris and Robyn, Fairfax, Virginia
" Mike was my agent when I recently moved to Washington, DC and needed to buy a home. He was highly reliable, always patient. He listened to me and helped me determine what was important to me. Mike responded very quickly to any questions, generally via email or phone since I was living out of state while buying in DC. He was flexible and willing to work with my schedule. Overall, I would highly recommend Mike to anyone, including friends and family. "
– Kathy - Buyer
" Selecting a real estate professional to represent us in the home-buying process of our first home was a major decision. As most other buyers do, we've researched on various online platforms and asked our acquaintances if they could recommend a good and experienced realtor to us. To complicate things further, we were looking for an experienced, licensed agent in both-Maryland and Virginia- the one who knows these areas well and can give us a valuable advice when it comes to neighborhoods, schools, regulations etc.
What a good fortune we had when we found Mike Brown. After the very first introductory call it was clear that he meets all our requirements and knows a lot about local market. Our first in-person meeting confirmed this, he came prepared and explained us what to expect and what we are "getting into :) " step by step, answered all our questions (and we had many-as first time home-buyers), and explained the difference between buying a home in Maryland vs Virginia-all positives and negatives for both states. He also listened carefully and tried to get a picture of the house we are looking for (and he succeeded).
As people who were looking to buy a house (Spring 2017) know, the market was tough and the affordable house inventory was incredibly small. This discouraged us at the beginning because every property that we considered good price/value, others had the same thought and there was heavy competition. Mike had a creative solution for this issue. He went an extra-mile to help us find a dream-home for us. After determining which neighborhood we like the most, he prepared and mailed letters to homeowners in case if there's anyone interested in selling their house. He also contacted his fellow agents that work in particular neighborhood niches. This effort paid off and we found the "perfect property" we were looking for and negotiated an excellent deal.
After our offer was accepted, Mike continued to assist us in a most professional way. He took care of every single step and was in constant contact with our lender so that the process went smoothly for us. He was always patient and responsive and would resolve any issues that would come up in moments. Mike made sure that all documents are in good order and asked other parties involved in this process to correct the mistakes in a timely fashion. Being in this business for a long time, Mike knows the best service vendors in town: lenders; professional engineers and inspectors; beekeepers, handymen and, yes, even antique piano tuners.
After closing, he could have said "Good Luck" to us and disappeared but Mike is not this type of person. He continued to expertly assist us by responding to our questions, providing guidance and connecting us with people and neighbors that would be helpful to us.
Overall, we were lucky to have Mike as our agent and will highly recommend his services to anyone planning to purchase a property.
If you are looking for an experienced agent that will patiently listen to your needs and deliver expert solutions to most, if not all questions/issues, understands the greater Metropolitan area and its neighborhoods and delivers exceptional results for his clients, Mike Brown is your answer."
– Ian & Olga - Buyers
" Working with Mike was a pleasure. His advice and guidance on repairing, staging and marketing our home for sale provided outstanding results; multiple offers within days of our listing going live and for well-above our asking price. Mike's perfect attention to every detail ensured that our moving and closing dates were a breeze. Mike's greatest strength is his strong experience, his focus on the big picture view and his superb negotiation skills of many moving transaction pieces while always keeping our best interests well represented.
It was a pleasure working with you Mike.
Thanks for Everything."
– Rob & Frank - Sellers
" Mike Brown was very thorough, and paid great attention to every detail. He located the perfect house and neighborhood in short order. Mike strategized and negotiated the best price and terms for me. He cleverly found ways that saved me tens of thousands of dollars making the correct offer, coordinated an excellent home-inspector, helped secure a highly-competitive mortgage rate and fees, aggressively shopped for appropriate
homeowner's and title insurance. He kept me on track with a keen sense of humor and professionalism when I was often pre-occupied or distracted.
In short, Mike held my hand, from our first meeting to the closing table
and afterwards, while keeping the process simple, easy and stress-and-drama free working as my steadfast advocate.
His skills and insights continued to be invaluable to me with the buyers of my out-of-town property. Having worked with many real estate agents, Mike provided superior service and sustained results. I have already recommended him to several colleagues and I will happily continue to recommend Mike.
I am even more delighted that a long-time friend and former work colleague, similarly and insistently, recommended Mike to me."
– Randy - Buyer