Buying and Selling your home is not just about bricks and mortar. Our homes are our sanctuary. They're a place where we connect to our community and find a sense of "place."
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. -Harriet Beecher Stowe
The real estate industry has become more sophisticated and challenging. To guide you through the process, you need a full-time, professional Realtor, that understands the Northern Virginia region.
Whether you're the SELLER or the BUYER, I will act as YOUR dedicated agent! I will constantly research the market and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public knows your home is for sale by using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract potential buyers.
Plus, I love questions! There are no silly questions about anything in the process, so "ask away!"
Together we can make your dream come true. Your DREAM HOME is out there...let's go find it!
Dave is a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and a certified Senior Housing Specialist™, and a NAR Certified GREEN agent.
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NVAR Life-Member Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
NVAR Top Producer
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Accredited Buyers Representative - ABR
NAR Certified Green
Long and Foster Chairmans Club Member
National Association of Realtors Member
Virginia Association of Realtors Member
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Member
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council Member
Virginia Business Alliance - VBA
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|What people are saying....
|Aug 2013 Dave is a fantastic partner in the home buying process. His wealth of knowledge about Reston and real estate in general served me well. His expert experience was evident in his advice about the larger aspects of a home purchase such as choosing a lender and how to determine if a house feels like home; to the smaller details that a home inspector might catch like a missing GFCI outlet in the kitchen. He was able to give me the best recommendations for all players in the process: lender, title company, inspector, and contractor. He is reliable and flexible and will do the work for you. Thanks to Dave, I found a great little place in Reston to call home. Thanks again, Julia (Falls Church to Reston) _________________________________________________________________________ July 2013 Dear Dave, Just a quick note to say "Thank You" to you for selling our house! And to tell you how much we appreciated the individualized attention we received. Thanks again for a job well done! Samia and Imran Sterling to Reston ________________________________________________________________________ June 2013 “My wife and I worked with Dave to sell our first house and consider ourselves lucky to have found a real estate agent with his level of professionalism, knowledge, and caring. We were one of only a few comparable houses to go on the market in our neighborhood in several years, so we didn’t know what to expect. Dave helped us navigate the process seamlessly – from pricing it right, to effectively marketing the property, and ultimately managing a complex closing process. In the end, we were under contract in three days. Dave has a deep expertise in the business of real estate and caught several critical mistakes by the buyer’s agent that would have affected our ability to close and cost us valuable time and money. Most importantly, Dave is a friendly, down-to-earth guy who listens to what you want while offering sound guidance along the way. You can tell he truly cares about his clients and the experience felt much more like partnership than a business transaction. While Dave’s demeanor is often refreshingly laid back, he doesn’t hesitate to go to bat for you as strong advocate when the situation warrants it. From the first phone call, to closing, it gave us great confidence to have Dave on our side.” Jason and Alissa Ashburn VA I hope everything is well with you. Looks like the market has picked up quite a bit so I am sure you are keeping busy these days. Oh, and by-the-way, thought you might want to see a few shots of the little guy (Liam Tyler) in Alissa’s belly last summer – see attached. Keep in touch. Warm regards, Jason _________________________________________________________________________ March 2013 "Dave was referred to me by the Long & Foster office for a property I was interested in around the Reston, VA area. Dave was on board immediately and helped me understand what my budget would buy in the area compared to my criteria. Not only did Dave drive out of his way to show a property, but he was in constant communication with me the whole time via email/IM and by phone. I am one of those folks who over-searches online, and he was the voice of reason telling me not to do it because I'd drive myself mad (he was right). I listened to him and soon thereafter he found me the perfect place! Even after I closed, he has continually checked in with me. I highly recommend Dave because he has a no-nonsense business sense, and he is invested in providing great end-results for his clients without all that fluff you usually get from RE agents. He is an intuitive yet systematic professional--a man who knows how to balance what his client wants with a healthy dose of reality." - Catherine - Aldie _________________________________________________________________________ Feb 2013 "Buying our first home was a fantastic experience with Dave. He explained the whole process to us step by step, was extremely patient with all our questions, and had great recommendations. He really knows this area and visiting houses with him is a blast. Dave is very down to earth and honest, he was always willing to give us his real opinion on each step of the process, treating us more like friends than clients. We would recommend him to everyone and anyone!" - Peter and Maria Chantilly _________________________________________________________________________ Jan 2013 Dave, I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and patience. I consider you to be my friend which is not a title I give out lightly. I hope you had a good holiday and I'll let you know when the house warming party is! Karen - Fairfax _________________________________________________________________________ Good morning Dave, Dec 2012 Thanks a lot for showing me your patient and determination to provide me with a new place to live this holiday season. I really appreciated your help and I am so grateful for that. Once again, thank you and Happy holidays. Delphine Aldie _________________________________________________________________________ August 2012 Hi Dave! Thanks for your note. I've enjoyed my time in Falls Church so far, and that's in large part thanks to your efforts in helping me buy the condo. I think I'm ok for now, but I'll definitely reach out if I ever need anything. Hope you've had a great summer! Joyce Chen _________________________________________________________________________ June 2012 On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank you for managing the sale of my parents’ home of 54 years, and for finding them a condominium they love. I think that once the sign went up, the house was on the market for all of 8 hours before we had a full priced contract in our hands. Your tenacity throughout the process and constant communications with us, kept the sale on track. I’d also like to express my appreciation for the care and friendship you extended to my elderly parents. They trust you without reservation and appreciate all you did for them over the past several months. Thanks again, Johnny Springfield/Reston _________________________________________________________________________ May 2012 An inaccurate appraisal almost caused a refinance transaction to fall through. Fortunately for me, Dave knows the area really well. Within 24 hours he supplied comparable listings which I submitted to the bank. My property reappraised much higher, the PMI was eliminated and I secured one of the lowest interest rates in history. Without Daves keen insight into the local area and responsiveness to a tight deadline, this transaction could not have been completed. Warm regards, Nick - Reston _________________________________________________________________________ April 2012 Hey Dave, Thanks for checking in! So far, everything is great. I was very happy with the way the Closing was handled. Everything from start to finish was first rate. Thank you again for the nice gift of Wine, too. Very nice. Thanks again for everything! Tom & Holley Herndon _________________________________________________________________________ April 2012 Dave, Just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks fir everything you did in both our sale and our buy. You made us comfortable every step of the way and things went very smoothly because of your guidance. Stephan and I look forward to working with you in the future and will definately refer friends and family to you. Thanks again, The Browarnys _________________________________________________________________________ June 2010 Thank you so much, Dave, for all your help and hard work on my recent home purchase. As a first time home buyer, you know I was very green with the whole experience and you took a lot of time to talk me through things and explain what I was looking at and what I should expect. Plus, I added a slightly outlandish goal of finding a place to purchase before the tax credit expired, but you didn't balk - you committed a large block of time to showing me all the places I wanted to see and you educated me on picking out the best places. Thank you so much for your time, attention, patience, knowledge and sense of humor. I couldn't have done it without you! Lori! Alexandria _________________________________________________________________________ Feb 2010 Dave: I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything. This process was SO new for me; exciting and scary at the same time. I am grateful that you were my realtor, and that you listened to my needs and understood my concerns (no matter how silly they seemed). You were there for me every step of the way, and most importantly – available when I needed you most. Together, we were finally able to find my home and fulfill my dream of becoming a first-time home buyer. You’re the ultimate professional and will be remembered not only as someone who has amazing talent in his chosen craft, but someone who became great friend. Best, Sandy - Alexandria _________________________________________________________________________ Jan 2010 Dave, As I settle into my new home, I wanted to write a quick note thanking you for your exceptional service. You made the home buying process a breeze with your attention to detail and quick response time. I will be sure to pass your name along to friends and family. Again, thank you for a job well done - Kind Regards, Suzie _________________________________________________________________________ Sept 09 I worked with Dave King in the summer of 2009 to buy a condo. Dave was a true professional who repeatedly demonstrated his knowledge of the local area, real estate laws, FHA regulations and financing, and the general state of the housing market. He was always very patient and helpful with me, and I asked significantly more than an average number of questions! He proved to be dependable, trustworthy and was always looking out for my best interests, and I was always able to reach him whenever I needed him. As a bonus, Dave was also an invaluable source of home improvement knowledge and resources. You would be very lucky to work with Dave King on your next home sale or home purchase - he's aces. Jen Arlington _________________________________________________________________________ Aug 09 Hey Dave, Just wanted to let you know that I love my place! I've been here over two months and am so happy that it's my home. :) Thanks for ALL your help in making it happen!! Adella _________________________________________________________________________ July 09 Hey Dave, I just wanted to write you to thank you for all your good work you've done for us and for getting us to the finish line. You've done a brilliant job of keeping everything and everyone in order and not to mention getting us a fabulous house. You're the best Realtor we've ever had :-). You'll definitely come highly recommended from us, the same as when Adella highly recommended you to us. Anyway, thank you for everything and we hope to see you over for the house warming party. Best, Ron and Jo _________________________________________________________________________ April 2009 Hi Dave, Thank you so much for all your help - I love my new place! You were very helpful throughout the process and, as a first-time home buyer, I especially appreciated you taking the time to walk me through everything. It was a big relief to know that I could count on you (especially when I had so many issues dealing with the lender!). Thanks again! Adella _________________________________________________________________________ March 2009 To Whom it May Concern: We were very pleased with Dave King. He took care of all of our needs. Even on the day we were going to sign the contract, he took us to one more house in another location to make sure we felt like we had explored all options. We could tell he really listened to what we wanted. he is excellent. the Moores _________________________________________________________________________ Dec - 08 Hi Dave - Thank you sooo much for the Home Depot gift card! You know that's going to get used quickly! : ) Thank also for being such a great friend through this process. The scary thought is that my anxiety would have actually been a lot higher if it weren't for you. I also can't thank you enough for hooking me up with Scott and Tim. Tim is pretty much running the show like a military operation. He tells me where and when to meet him, what needs to be ordered then and what my choices are. No time to think about it and get stressed. We ordered the kitchen cabinets last night: 20% off and free gloss. Also, since I got just over $2,500 in cabinets and will also get 3 appliances, I'll get a $750 rebate check. Tim also already spoke to the Home Depot manager about putting together an appliance package for me before they go on sale to the general public. Can you believe that? Oh, they also already came to measure for the new carpets. See? No time to think! Anyway, have a great weekend! Karen Fairfax _________________________________________________________________________ 11/10/08 Hi Dave, Thanks for thinking of us. We are working together to get the house fixed up. It is so much fun! Heather has helped us arrange some furniture. I enjoy making fun discoveries like the kitchen sink faucet having a pull-out feature which extends the faucet. We have unpacked all the boxes we had the movers put in the house. Next we have all the boxes we had them put in the garage! Not having them in the house made it easier to arrange and rearrange the furniture until it was just right. Thank you for finding this charming little house for us! Hope you have a great weekend too! Jill & Chris - Herndon _________________________________________________________________________ 09/11/08 Dave, Please pass this along to whomever... "Dave was really patient with me during my 8-month search for a home. He had helped us with a previous home 3 or so years ago.. On this transaction, he helped pick up the slack when others did not come through (e.g. Other realtor, title co., & lender). I would highly recommend him as a realtor! " ~Chris - Herndon _________________________________________________________________________ 09/08/08 Dear Dave, Sorry for being late in sending this to you - I was out of town for a few days. Anyway, thank you so much for everything and for asking Mr. Simon to autograph the books, it was much appreciated!! Best Wishes Mona – Reston _________________________________________________________________________ March 08 Hey Dave! Thanks for checking in =) Everything is moving along very well, we're still unboxing stuff but the important stuff (the kitchen, living and bedrooms) are all set! You're going to have to come over to see what we've done to the place and give us your feedback. Oh, also someone took the L&F sign yesterday so thanks for taking care of that. Also, I wanted to let you know that we were nervous about the home buying experience as it was our first time, but you helped make the the process go smoothly and actually enjoyable too! We wish you the very best in everything and thank you again for being a wonderful friend and always being there for us! Talk to you soon! Sara & Faisal - Oakton _________________________________________________________________________ Dec - 2007 We were hesitant to begin the process of house hunting after friends of ours felt pressured to buy and ended up regretting their purchase months later. We were suspicious of real estate agents. By chance we found Dave who acted more like a friend who had the time and expertise to educate us all about real estate. Even after buying the house, we still call Dave for recommendations on insurance, a locksmith, etc. Also, I like that he's involved in Reston planning committees. He can give us the scoop on Reston politics! Rob and Laura - Reston _________________________________________________________________________ Dec '07 As a former realtor, I guess I have higher expectations than most for my own real estate agent. That’s why I chose Dave King as my Realtor. I definitely wanted someone who is smart, can think on his/her feet, and has business savvy without being over-the-top or obnoxious. He/she must be able to present opposing ideas and suggestions in a way that is well-received by a strong-headed client like me, and he/she must be very knowledgeable in areas such as location and neighborhoods, as well as real estate laws and transactions. The breadth of his/her knowledge must also span across areas involving construction standards and flaws, systems equipment and how they operate, and he/she must have a network of reputable third-party contractors at their fingertips. Above all else, he/she must be ethical, accountable, responsible, and highly entertaining with a great sense of humor. This describes Dave King. I highly recommend him for your all of your real estate transactions. Jan - Oakton, VA _________________________________________________________________________ September 2007 Hi Dave, I just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for doing a great job helping my family and I get settled in the area. You were very supportive and responsive to us, especially through the three week ordeal with the "other agent". You know, the one who didn't answer his phone or return phone calls? His client, my would-be landlord, lost business because of his him. You kept a level head, tried to encourage him (eventually even tried going through his broker!) to be more responsive, and kept me continually informed. We talked three or four times a day those three weeks. It was late Saturday evening when we reviewed the incomplete lease the other agent returned to us, and my wife and I decided to cancel it and move on. You made time in your schedule to meet us early Sunday morning and took us on another rental tour in the area. We picked one and you helped expedite the application process and we had a signed lease three days later! Without the lease we wouldn't have been able to register our cars, get drivers licenses, schedule delivery of our household goods, and enroll our children in school. With your support all of those happened before the new school year began. Thanks again! Sincerely, Ralph Springfield, VA _________________________________________________________________________ Sept 20, 2007 Dear Dave, I can honestly say that this being my first time purchasing a home, I was extremely appreciative of the help you gave me at every step of the process and the way in which you went beyond what could be expected to provide me with information, assistance, and support. I would definitely recommend you to my friends and associates! -Caitlin Reston _________________________________________________________________________ August 07 Dave, I just want to drop you a line to share our appreciation. This was my first experience buying a home and I sure am glad I found you. Before you, I had spoken with 2 other realtors and gave them a shot. I don’t know if I am too demanding or what, but being able to contact my realtor was very important to me and when it was taking 1-2 days to get a call back I dropped them. You on the other hand answered my calls while you were at dinner, engaged at parties, or late in the evening, once I believe after 11. You were always very accommodating and patient, detailed with your explanations, and eager to find us a home but not too eager where you were trying to push us into something that we didn’t want or didn’t suit us. We learned so much from you and developed confidence in your abilities to steer us right. I compared my experience with one realtor, who really all he did was open the door, to you, who was crawling around the back of the water heater and furnace to see the dates, thoroughly inspecting the whole home, pointing out issues with siding and roofs from 2nd story windows, trim here, carpet there, that ceiling that just had to go, or the promise that this home had that that one didn’t. Working with you was such a stark difference than “the other guy”. You took the time and listened so that you understood what it was, exactly, that we wanted/needed, and was honest enough to tell us when we were short selling ourselves or looking for too much out of a home. Some of the many things you did to earn out trust. I can’t say thank you enough. Best part, even after your “job” was done, you didn’t quit. We’ve gotten a gift basket, cards, and many calls and emails. I mean this when I say it, if you are still in the business, I will never use another realtor…I’ve found the best! Thanks Dave, for everything. Scott, Maria, Adrian, Connor, and baby boy/girl (?) Front Royal _________________________________________________________________________ Jun 19,2007 Dear Dave, Thank you very much for the home finding tour of Reston. Your warmth and caring make us feel right at home. We look forward to working with you again soon. Mei and River _________________________________________________________________________ April - '07 Hi Dave, This is a few days overdue… I just wanted to personally thank you for helping me find my first home!! This was a first for me and I appreciate the time you took to explain all the different parts of the buying process. I enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to creating memories in my new house. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with me. I’m sure will be in touch as I work through different issues. Thank you so much for the thoughtful wine basket; I’ll definitely enjoy that!! THANKS SO MUCH! Nikki – Centreville _________________________________________________________________________ Jan - 07 Let me tell you about my experience with Dave King as my Realtor! My 1 bedroom condo was on the market with another realtor for 6 months with hardly even a phone call. Then Dave King was recommended to me by my sister. We spoke few words and Dave knew just what to do. Since it was November, I was dreadfully thinking that I may have to take my condo listing off the market. Dave gave his expert advice and made me feel like there was hope to sell in this seemingly hopeless market. He captured the essence of my condo with professional photos, listed it with a description that fit to a tee and we talked nearly every day! He patiently walked me through the process. He was always reassuring and comforting. My condo sold in less than a month after Thanksgiving and during the Christmas and New Year holidays! I said it before and I will say it again; "you did good Dave King, you did real good!" I highly recommend Dave King to anyone selling or buying in Reston. He is a professional and the best! Donna – Reston _________________________________________________________________________ Oct 2006 Hi Dave, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for helping make my "dreamhome" a reality. After moving here from out of state, it took me a year and a half to recover from sticker shock. When I finally decided that it was time to bite the bullet and get settled, at the advice of a friend, I enlisted your help in my buying process. From the moment we had our first meeting at Greenberry's you put my mind at ease and the apprehension began to turn into excitement. As you know, I had a lot on my plate when I first started looking. Illness in the family, a new job, and such. Searching for a new home would normally add tons of stress. However, your expertise, patience, and "house-side" manner, made this whole process simple and expedient. You handled every detail, leaving me only the packing to do. Within the time period of our first coffee at Greenberry's to the day we closed in Vienna, I not only acquired the house of my dreams, but also a good friend. I now cherish both. Thank you Dave, Sue - Belmont Greene – Ashburn _________________________________________________________________________ July 2006 "Dave King, Justine and the Virginia Dream Team did a great job in helping us find that perfect home in Vienna. They not only represented OUR interests throughout the process but coordinated all the inspections, helped us through the closing and even went so far as to schedule carpet cleaners and painters for us! Find a house online, but use this team to close on a home! Rick & Cathy Scott – Vienna _________________________________________________________________________ June 20th, 2006 Dave and Justine: It's been a crazy period for us and I regret not responding earlier to Justine while I was on the road but I cannot tell you enough how pleased we were with your service and guidance. Above and Beyond would be how I describe the two of you meeting our expectations. Thanks so much for helping us secure a great home for Jon Anthony, Patrick and Barbara...now if our goods can come in from the diversion to Salalah, we'll get settled!! See you soon John and Barbara D. Vienna _________________________________________________________________________ June 2, 2006 Dave and Justine. Thank You SO much for all your hard work during this time, we're so happy it worked out so Well! Hopefully we'll see you at the housewarming party and celebrate! Cheers- Ylva & Bill – Reston _________________________________________________________________________ May 25th, 2006 Dave, Thanks for helping us find a place to call home. Buying a new home can be difficult for a newly married couple who are new to the area. Dave showed us all of our options. We now have a wonderful place to call home. Dave helped to make becoming a first time home owner a great experience. Thanks for all your help and advice. Matt and Leann ~Reston _________________________________________________________________________ We really enjoyed working with Long and Foster and Justine and Dave. Justine made finding our new home easy and fun. When we decided on the home Justine found us she made sure we got it and went out of her way to put us in the best possible position to obtain the home. We told her what we wanted and she did it....it was that simple. Not only would we work with Long and Foster (Justine) again but we would recommend them to our family and friends. They made buying our house an almost stress free Process. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!! Jessica and Payson – Leesburg _________________________________________________________________________ April 15, 2006 Thanks so much for the great service that you provided. It was evident every time that we talked, met, or emailed that Dave and Justine always had our best interests in mind. It was clear when we met with the sellers and their Agent that we had the best players/agents on our side. Your skillful negotiating, breadth of knowledge and experience truely made this a pleasant experience. If we are ever in the market again we will definitely be looking to you, Justine, and Long & Foster for representation with our sale and our new purchase.Thanks again for your outstanding support. Jason and Dan Manassas _________________________________________________________________________ January 06 I already knew Dave and Justine would help me find just the right property since I had already used them as my Realtors before. As I expected, they kept in touch with me every step of the way and made the process of buying my second home (with them) a dream come true. I don't hesitate to pass their names along whenever I know someone who is looking for a team of great Realtors! Patti Bristow, Va _________________________________________________________________________ Oct 2005 ATTN: Long and Foster management and staff RE: Services provided by Justine VanEngen and Dave King Todd and I couldn't have been happier to have Justine and Dave as our realtors, both in buying our new home and selling our previous one. We have had disappointing experiences with past realtors but were glad that we had both Dave and Justine to help us through a very stressful time. While the purchase of our new home was relatively easy, the selling of our previous home had some distinct challenges. There were many times when we were very stressed about the various difficulties but they were always supportive and provided reassurances without being patronizing. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is either buying or selling a home without question. Thank you both! Todd and Bryan Reston VA _________________________________________________________________________ Sept 2005 I wanted to thank you, Dave and Justine for helping us to purchase our new home. We haven't used many realtors in the past and were leary of them. Dave and Justine proved us wrong by going out of their way to help us with the purchase. I would recommend them because of their patience and their attention to detail. There were many phone calls and details that needed to be attended to. We knew that we could trust them to be on top of all of them. The closing went very smoothly and there were no last minute hitches. Thank you again for making the purchase of our home plesant from beginning to end. Peter and Gail Hutchins _________________________________________________________________________ May 14, 2005 Cindy Covert 1020 New York Avenue Glen Allen, VA 23060 Dear Dave, How are you doing? I am doing great here in Richmond. I wanted to formally write and thank you for selling my townhouse. I needed my house to sell in less than two months so I would be able to purchase my dream house. I knew the odds were against us. The market was not good at the time. It was a tricky situation to say the least. Time demands in your field of work are everything. You went the extra mile for me. Your attention to detail is what makes you great at your job! It is because of your hard work that I am sitting here in Richmond, in my new home. Thank you for a job well done! Cindy Covert - Reston _________________________________________________________________________ April - 2005 Thanks for your help Justine and Dave! You both were very patient and willing to help me purchase a huge investment.....my first home. Much thanks for the many chances to look at my new "home"! Thanks again! Stephanie - Springfield _________________________________________________________________________ Dave, I wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in for helping me find my first home. As you know I have dealt with a couple of other agents in the past but you by far have exceeded them all. You are a true professional and I really appreciate you sticking by me and helping me find this wonderful place. Its been a long journey. You have not only been dedicated and sincere during this process but you have also become a good friend. Thanks for all your help. I couldnt have done it without you. And be sure I will be contacting you whenever I decide to sell this place ;). Thank you. Sujay _________________________________________________________________________ February 5, 2005 Dear Dave We wanted to take the opportunity to express how great it was working with you in the sale of the condo! Your professionalism, dedication and attitude made the experience wonderful and fast! We highly recommend you to anyone interested in selling or buying real estate! We would use you again if we lived in VA!! Sincerely, Eric and Patti Millersville, MD _________________________________________________________________________ June 2004 Hi Dave! Just a little note from the girl from your past.... You are on my mind almost every day. I just count my blessing for you and Missy and all your help in selling my condo in Reston. Although, my neighbor Jen is very sorry that I sold. I just love my house here in VA Beach. It is coming along slowly. Just yesterday I got my computer hooked up. Anyway so sorry I have not been in touch but will from now on, I promise. My phone number here is XXX-XXX-XXXX, If you need to run away for a weekend or something feel free to give me a call, would love to see you. Have a great week and say Hi! to Missy for me.... Liz
It's a great time to buy or sell Real Estate in NoVA! I'm here to help - let's make your Dream Home a Reality! P.S. I'm a native Virginian...I'd love to help anyone moving to Virginia.