Testimonials

To all my current and past clients, thank you so much for choosing me as your real estate agent. I value your opinion about what it was like to work with me and I think other prospective buyers and sellers would appreciate knowing what level of service they can expect from me.

There are many things I can say about the quality of service I provide, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from my recent clients so please take a moment to read the following testimonials. Believable, genuine and honest reviews are worth their weight in gold. They help to outline my experience and integrity, as well as making it clear how much I enjoy helping my clients with their real estate needs.

 

Dan Simons & Suzi Balamaci ~ Garrett Park

We have bought, sold, and bought, all with the detailed guidance of Todd Harris. We will be certain for any other future real estate transactions we do, we’ll be asking Todd to be by our side every time. He is the perfect recipe of expertise, local intel, relationships in the industry, and has a reliable calmness factor that has given us outcomes we’re thrilled with. Todd truly gets it. From the deal making details to his willingness to help move furniture to cleaning and staging a home; it's why we will always (and have) highly recommended Todd Harris as a superb realtor.

 

Amy Williams ~ Chevy Chase, Washington, DC, Garrett Park

Todd has handled six real estate transactions for my family, ranging from the purchase of a one-bedroom condo in DC to the purchase a large six-bedroom house in Chevy Chase, Md. In all cases he has taken the time to get to know our family's needs and wishes in our next home. He helped us prioritize our wish list and his experience with the market helped us understand what is possible. Todd is experienced and professional but also approachable. He handles pressure well so that we didn't have to.

 

Basil Clarke ~ North Bethesda, Kensington

Todd is extremely knowledgeable about the Bethesda real estate market. He knows details about the neighborhoods and schools that weren't available online. In addition, his help with understanding contract contingencies and negotiations led to a smooth purchase experience.

 

Will Houston & Elizabeth Dirgins ~ Garrett Park, Kensington

We worked with Todd on the sale of our existing home and purchase of our new home. There were lots of moving parts - timing, pricing, and crazy travel schedules - but Todd was amazing in helping us not only navigate and negotiate our offers, but also in tapping his great network of folks to help through the process. Todd's calm, confident and pragmatic approach was perfectly in tune with our needs, and we know that he really steered us to the best possible outcome for our purchase and our family!

 

Marisa & David Oconner ~ Kensington

Todd Harris is as good as they come. From listening to our initial thoughts about the kind of home we wanted, to helping us sign the final documents on a perfectly suited home, Todd always felt like an ally; someone we could trust to keep our interests in mind while also providing us honest, well informed information and opinions. He was always available to answer both weighty and trivial questions. He handled them all with the same thoughtfulness and candor. Unlike some agents who don't answer calls or make you feel like you are imposing on them when they do answer, I always felt I could reach Todd and, if I had to leave a message, I knew I would hear back shortly. Todd knows houses, he knows real estate, and he understands people. He is a keen negotiator who is both highly professional and warm-hearted with a fun sense of humor. He is truly a pleasure to work with. In fact, after we bought our house and all the dust had settled we continued to call on him for advice, support, guidance, or just good conversation. He still answers all our calls cheerfully and offers the same good advice on where to get the best shelves, how to find a babysitter, where to get carry out, and who to call about cutting trees. His advice is always spot on. He is a gem. If we ever have to buy or sell another house there is no question that we would turn to Todd. We would have no reservations in advising others to do the same.

 

Adam & Anna Connolly ~ Silver Spring & Bethesda

Here's why I give Todd 5 stars, in addition to checking all the usual boxes for what you want in a realtor:

  • he's super knowledgeable about building and repair issues, which makes him a really valuable adviser if you're evaluating old DC homes
  • he's a savvy and experienced negotiator -- this matters if you want buyers to be convinced that they need to bring their best offers or if you're buying, to know when the seller is overreaching

He's helped me buy two houses and sell one (in 3 days after listing well above asking price) and I recommend him to everyone.

 

John K. ~ Chevy Chase

Todd has helped my wife and I with 5 real estate sales or purchases in DC and Maryland in the last 10 years (all purchases or sales of our primary residence). We achieved fantastic results in all instances and I couldn't say better things about the way Todd performed. On the sale side, he has very accurately judged the market, strategically advertised our sale, and guided us to appropriate ask levels. For both of our sales, this resulted in bidding wars that enabled us to sell for handsome profits that were well above our expectations. For our purchases, he accurately guided us to offer levels that were as low as possible while still remaining competitive and enticing to the sellers. We didn't overpay for anything, and have been thrilled with the prices we've paid and the houses we've bought. In all five instances, the process has gone smoothly, and the mortgage providers and closing companies that Todd recommended were all excellent.

Todd's former experience as a contractor also has proven very helpful. He has a keen eye for spotting potential problems, and was able to explain a lot of home ownership basics to us when we were newbies buying our first place. When we sold, he knew of cost-effective improvements we could easily make, and did make, that greatly increased the sale value of our houses. Plus, when we've purchased in hyper-competitive markets (2002, 2005), we were able to use Todd's expertise to our advantage and our comfort when waiving formal home inspections was commonplace and sometimes necessary to have a shot at obtaining attractive properties. We had confidence that we were OK because Todd had given the places a once-over and we knew they were solid.

 

Anne Erickson ~ AU Park Washington, DC

When it was time to get help in selling our AU Park home, we only thought of one name: Todd Harris. He had led us on a great house hunting/buying experience in 2007, guiding us through every step of that process with tremendous knowledge, professionalism, and expertise. We knew we could trust Todd to bring that same energy and positive outlook to the home-selling process.

One of the many things we have enjoyed about our working relationship with Todd is that he makes himself very available and is easy to reach; no question is too big or small. He is always prompt in returning phone calls and is always “one step ahead” with what needs to be done. Todd understands that selling a home and moving can be quite stressful, and throughout the process, he brings an optimistic attitude and great sense of humor that greatly alleviates those stresses. He makes you feel like everything is going to work out great…and with Todd in charge, it does!

Todd is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the real estate market in the DC/MD/VA area. For example, he stays informed about current market trends and has a remarkable ability to advise homeowners on determining list price and what the pros/cons of various price points might be. He always struck just the right balance of sharing his expertise, while also giving us the space to engage in a decision-making process with him.

Our home sold in one week, and went for well beyond asking price. Todd was instrumental in advising us throughout this experience, guiding us through every step of the process. With his previous experiences in contract work, he was able to advise us on how to prepare the house for going on the market. When we told him the time frame for selling the house, he did everything possible to move things along, including putting us in touch with house cleaners, painters, and a contractor.

In conclusion, we are so happy to have worked with Todd! He went above and beyond in every way, and it was a real pleasure to work with him. He has our very highest recommendation, and I would recommend him to my closest friends and family without reservation!

 

Kevin, Deb & the kids ~ Garrett Park

Thanks for everything -for pushing us to get on the market when we did and being there every step of the way, for answering our gazillion questions and making this fun. We will miss the neighborhood. Thanks again for a great job.

 

Jill Wiik ~ Chevy Chase

Todd Harris is a remarkable real estate agent and gets my wholehearted recommendation! Over more than ten years, he has sold two homes for us and helped us buy three homes (including our current residence). Both homes went for much more than asking price. We are always impressed with Todd's positive attitude and willingness to pitch in and help in any capacity. He knows everyone in the business and because of his background in contracting work, he is also helpful in giving your prospective home an "inspection" of sorts, and letting you know how much money may need to go in to the house to update and improve it. Furthermore, his assistance doesn't end with the sale or purchase, as he always can refer you to someone that can capably do any job you later need (window-washing, handyman, builders, etc.). Although my husband tells me we will never move again, if we did, Todd Harris will continue to be the first call we make.

 

Andrea & Jason Birdsong ~ Garrett Park

We had a great experience with Todd as both our buyer and seller agent. Todd executed a tricky transaction where timing and pricing was imperative. We sold our house in five days and bought the house of our dreams at a fair price, due to Todd's extensive market knowledge. All transactions went incredibly smoothly and quickly even though we closed around the holidays. Todd has my full confidence and I have recommended him to many friends and co-workers.

 

Kurt Bradshaw ~ Kensington, Garrett Park Estates

Todd helped me sell my condo in a down market by pricing it fairly and promoting key attributes. He has a firm understanding of property values and trends in the Metro area. We used him again to purchase our current home and everything went smoothly. Since then, I've asked Todd if he has a reputable carpet company, plumber, and refinance lender.

 

Christopher Walker ~ Bethesda

I have worked with Todd for a number of years and have found him to be the consummate professional and a great resource for his clients. Todd goes above and beyond for his clients and is an extremely knowledgeable, honest and diligent real estate agent.

 

James & Mary Anton ~ Kensington

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Todd Harris on the sale of our home and the search for a new house. He is thorough, knows the market, and I appreciated how much he tried to find a house and a neighborhood that was right for my family. When we put our house on the market, Todd showed us how the comps in our neighborhood would help determine our sale price. He made recommendations as to the improvements we should finish before listing. Todd saved me money on renovations I would have made and steered us towards spending less money, but spending wisely. The result? We had an offer before our first open house!

Todd was also hard working and very patient when it came to house hunting with us. We looked at a lot of houses with Todd, and he was always professional, well informed, and fun to be around. My wife and I couldn't have asked for more from a realtor. I would highly recommend his services, and would definitely use him again.

 

Phil & Nicole Minnick ~ Bethesda

I highly recommend Todd Harris as a real estate agent. His service is incredible, his knowledge of the Washington, DC metropolitan real estate market is superb, and he is honest and hard working. Todd was our agent for two home purchases in Bethesda, and we definitely will use him again.

 

Eric & Kara McAndrew ~ Silver Spring

I would highly recommend Todd. He has an excellent understanding of the market, and works tirelessly to ensure that his clients find both a neighborhood and home that fits their lifestyle.

 

Jill H. ~ North Bethesda

As a single woman buying a house, it was so wonderful to work with a forthright, truthful, and experienced real estate person. Todd's knowledge of the current market helped me find the right house and the right deal. I found his manner to be honest, kind and understanding. I recommend him over every other real estate professional I met.

 

Travis & Roseanna ~ Silver Spring

Todd Harris' approach to the real estate business is very refreshing. He's a straightforward and honest professional who separates himself from his peers by focusing 100% on the needs of his customers. He receives almost all of his business via referrals from satisfied clients, and while the market has slowed over the past few months, Todd's business has grown consistently. He is now recognized as a Top 1% Performer for Long & Foster Real Estate.

 

Justin Schneck ~ North Bethesda

Todd Harris was instrumental with the purchase of my condo. Todd's work ethic exceeded my expectations. I will continue to refer his services to my friends and family in the DC Metro area. He understood my goal, and made a commitment to assist me. Todd, thanks again!

 

Chris Washburn ~ Washington, DC

I've known Todd for years, and his hard work and honest approach are just a couple of the reasons he is so successful. We have had many dealings together and I've been very impressed at how responsive and thorough he is despite the heavy workload and details that today's real estate world demand. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a honest, knowledgeable and professional real estate agent.

 

Marina Fradlin ~ Bethesda

Todd has helped me purchase 2 homes and sell one. He is an outstanding realtor who has gone above and beyond in finding me exactly what I wanted. I am a single woman and Todd valued my time and always took me to properties that met my criteria instead of leading me on a wild goose chase. I can't imagine a better realtor experience. Highly recommend!