Billy's Testimonials

Natie & Renee - Arlington, Tara-Leeway Heights
"My husband and I used Buck Realty to purchase our first single family home in Arlington, Virginia and we highly recommend their services for your reality needs. We worked with both Billy Buck and Philip McGeorge who provide valuable guidance and advice throughout the home buying process. They always kept us informed and followed up in a timely manner through both email and phone. They made themselves available to answer our questions and provide clarification when needed. Buck Reality made sure our first home buying experience was a positive one and they even provided us with a free moving truck!"

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Jarrett & Caroline, Old Town Alexandria
"Our experience working with Billy Buck was a positive to say the least. A lot went into buying our first home. We got into a competitive bidding situation as our house was sold via Auction, and Billy was instrumental in using various tactics to help us win the house. Billy returned every voice message and email promptly. He was patient with us as we had a lot of questions. Even if Billy was unavailable (due to his wife giving birth to their second child) he had his team of realtors informed and ready to assist in the process. We spent about a year looking for just the right house and not once did we feel pressured to make a decision. Billy gave unbiased and objective advice throughout the entire process. It was a pleasure working with Billy and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or even sell a home. He has a perfect mixture of energy and experience. His knowledge and experience were vital to us winning the house at auction as the property was “buy as is”. He got a team of professionals into the house prior to us making an offer to examine the roof (which has a gaping crack), a home inspector, and other various professionals to help us make an “as is” offer that was competitive to win the house, but making sure that we didn’t buy a house with major structural damages that could have buried us financially. He then made a strategic offer minutes before the deadline so as to not give our competition any chance to use our information to win the house. He also built in various contract clauses to protect us and actually help us win the house. Through his service, ability to coordinate a team of professionals into a house being sold by an estate by a team of lawyers “as is” in historic Old Town, his ability to return every phone call or email or text message quickly, ability to make a fair and equitable offer which actually gave us a strategic advantage, and various clauses that would help us come in slightly higher if outbid (which did end up being necessary), we now live in our charming home in Old Town, Alexandria."

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Julia & Andrew - Arlington, Country Club Hills
"We give Billy the highest recommendation! He helped us find our first single-family home in our ideal neighborhood. He listened to exactly what we were looking for, and we put an offer on the very first house he showed us - because it was perfect for us! He was in "lock-step" with us each step of the way. He was incredibly responsive, hard-working, dependable, and truly cared about our long-term happiness. He made us feel like we were his only client, and went out of his way to make sure we were informed throughout the entire process. Even after the purchase, he stayed in touch with us to make sure everything was okay. Thanks, Billy!!"

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Paul & Courtney F. Berkshire Oakwood Subdivision,
"We met with Billy in June 2010. After interviewing a few agents who were active in the Arlington area we decided to list with Billy. Billy's help with pricing our home and his recommendations for staging proved to be immensely valuable in a challenging buyer's market. He hired a professional photographer to photograph our home and generate a full set of floor plans, which were available on multiple local and worldwide internet sites. Our home sold in less than 1 week, with 2 offers ultimately yielding 100% of the list price. He coordinated all of the Purchaser's mandated home inspection repairs and was diligent throughout the entire process, making our move as seamless as possible. Without hesitation we have since passed his name along to our neighbors and friends."

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Ian C. & Lori G. Dominion Hills Subdivision, ARL
"Billy listed our house in the Dominion Hills neighborhood in N. Arlington. Since we no longer live in the DC Metro area, he provided us with the additional support we needed for coordinating our Tenant's post-occupancy inspection, the necessary updates to get our house ready to put on the market, in addition to meeting with contractors and negotiating the repairs needed prior to listing the property and once it was under contract. He even met with Arlington County's building code inspectors to be sure we were in compliance with the repairs specified in the sales contract.

From the time the Listing Agreement was signed to the end of the entire process, we found Billy to be extremely accessible and responsive. We actually closed and signed all the documents remotely and ended up selling our home for 98.8% of the sales price in December 2010. We highly recommend Billy as a Listing Agent in Arlington, VA area."

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Tom C. - McLean, VA
"As a first-time home buyer, I particularly appreciated Billy's in-depth understanding of each of the neighborhoods I was interested in - as well as my needs as a new buyer. He took the time the time not only to show houses, but to help me fully understand what to look for and what to watch out for. He helped make the whole process - from start to finish - a great experience. I also appreciated his keen attention to detail, both in the home and in the contract. I have highly recommended him to all my friends who are similarly looking to take advantage of the current market for first-time buyers."

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Sally P., Trustee Arlington, VA - Arlingwood
"Billy,

I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and going well beyond the job requirements to bring about the sale of my mother's house. I also appreciate your sensitivity to the concerns I had as Trustee to the Trust which owned the house and helping facilitate the clearing from the house of all my mother's possessions, and the offer to help to my brother, who had been living in the apartment over the garage, to move to other accommodations once the house was sold. In a very difficult market, you were a great comfort in helping get the house fairly appraised and suggesting the manner in which it would show the best. You understood my timetable in selling the possessions, providing people to rid the house of unsold items, and securing house cleaners, saving me untold anxiety and hours of searching for the right people. You had a great marketing plan which built interest in the house before it went on the market. Your plan certainly worked as we had the house under contract within weeks of it being put on the market. Every week the house remained unsold was significant to my mother's financial well-being, and the clean, quick sale made my life as Trustee much easier. All I can say is thank you, again. Your good spirits, prompt response to each of my inquiries, and sage guidance made a task I had dreaded much easier than I had believed possible. Thank you."

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Mary Anne C.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. At a time when the real estate market in Arlington, VA is not quite as vibrant as it was in 2005, you were able to get my condo sold. Yes, it took five months. Yes, I had to reduce the price. And no, unlike the people on the television who tell you that if you paint your place and put in granite countertops there will be multiple offers over the asking price, I was fortunate to get the one offer that was solid and I accepted it.

But before all of that happened, you were there to guide me; to tell me that my location was excellent, not only within Arlington but also within the condominium building; and to advise me what improvements I needed to make and what improvements were unnecessary. You understood the intrinsic value of the size of the unit and the secure parking spaces as well as the non-tangible benefits such as being able to see the 4th of July fireworks from the unit.

You were helpful in your use of technology with faxing and e-mailing documents to minimize the cost of next day delivery services. You anticipated the concerns I would have at different times during the process from the initial offer to the final closing and addressed them before I had time to be worried about them.

You were timely and responsive to my phone calls and e-mails including answering many tedious questions. Your experience in all things real estate demonstrated to me the mark of a true professional in every sense of the word. Throughout the process you were pleasant to deal with, intelligent, and thoughtful. In short, you are the best.

I have recommended you to several of my friends who are selling and/or buying. Given the need or opportunity, I would definitely list with Buck & Associates, Inc. in the future."

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Suzy F.
"Thank you again for lending Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples your company's moving truck. In the past, it took multiple trips and many hours for our volunteers to bring the clothing racks and equipment from our storage unit to set-up our semi-annual consignment sale. This year, you kindly lent us your truck at no cost and we were able to reduce our set up time by three hours. In the world of parents of twins and triplets three hours is HUGE! Thank you! Your generosity made a big difference in the success of our sale.

Our club provides support to local families with twins, triplets, and quadruplets. We also donates thousands of dollars worth of clothing and equipment to local charities who support families with small children.

Its wonderful to have generous local businesses, like yours, helping us to achieve our goals!"

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Diana D.
"I would recommend using Billy Buck as a Realtor/Broker without hesitation. He's hard-working, honest, and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and I found his integrity unparalleled.

He helped us both as a buyer's agent and seller's agent. During the buying process, he worked tirelessly with us until we found the right home. When we finally found something we wanted to buy, we had to turn around and sell our house on an unbelievably tight schedule and during an "off" time of year.

Without Billy's fantastic knowledge of the market, his generous office support from Buck & Assoc. and his ability to go above and beyond the typical responsibilities of a Realtor, we would not have sold our house as quickly as we did (28 days from listing to closing). For example, he was able to provide us help with everything from the mundane: yard work & hauling over-sized trash away, to the critical: recommending dependable home inspection, home improvement, moving and mortgage companies, and making sure we stayed on schedule. Most telling of our trust in him is the fact that my husband and I were out of the country when we sold our house and Billy agreed to act in our absence at the closing. We gave him our power-of-attorney and left with confidence that there wouldn't be any problems--and there weren't.

Returning to Arlington without a "For Sale" sign on our house any longer was a huge relief and we really owe it to Billy's professionalism and hard work."

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Virginia B.
"I am so pleased with the sale of my house by Billy Buck. I live 160 miles from the property and physically could not do the repairs. He provided painting, repairs by trusted contractors and constant follow up services. We kept in touch daily. He kept me informed of charges and did nothing without my approval. We went to settlement on time, and I ended up with more money than I expected. I would highly recommend him as a Realtor."

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Gene & Louisa A.
"Billy worked with us through each stage of our sale. Billy gave us ideas on how to prepare the house so it would show its best; he provided us with the opportunity to review advertisement language and photographs; he did a great job publicizing the sale in advance, and held the open house at the time we asked. After the open house, he spent time with us in reviewing all offers and explaining how to choose among competing offers. At settlement, Billy ensured us that the sale went through as planned."

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Kevin & Adrienne E.
"Two years ago, when we worked with Billy Buck on the purchase of our North Arlington townhouse, we were very impressed with his straightforward style and integrity in helping us get the house that we wanted for an amount of money that we felt comfortable spending. This summer, when we looked to move into a larger single-family home in Lyon Village, we knew that we would trust Billy again not only to help us find just the right home for our family, but also to help us prepare and sell our home quickly and at a competitive price. During our home search, Billy made sure that we had all possible resources at our fingertips, and he always made himself available to answer even our most detailed questions. We knew that Billy was always looking out for our best interests."

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John F.
"Billy: I have been buying and selling real estate for twenty years. You, by far, have been the best in the business. You're the only broker I've felt was underpaid!"

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Tom D.
"After casually searching the real estate market in Arlington for a year, we contacted Billy to help us negotiate the purchase of a new home. We discussed with him our time frame and rather strict housing requirements (we were looking for a home in the Woodmont neighborhood).

Billy provided us with updates as new homes came on the market until we hit on one that was perfect. After Billy, through hard negotiating, arranged an excellent and accepted purchase price, we were faced with the sale of our original home. Given the time constraints presented by the new purchase, we knew we had to have an immediate sale. We were skeptical that a fast sale could be had given our asking price and the time of year (November).

Fortunately for us, Billy guided us through the process with his undivided attention. From providing a full assessment of the property's strengths and weaknesses to coordinating cosmetic repairs and yard clean-up, the house was ready for showing in two weeks! Moreover, the sale was a huge success. We had a contract on the house within five days and a final sale within the month. We could not have been happier with the result.

We had used other Realtors prior to meeting Billy and have been extremely impressed with his high level of service and dedication. We highly recommend him to anyone either selling or buying a home."

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Bob & Nan L.
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Sue P.
"I recently sold my home in North Arlington, and Billy Buck was my Realtor and agent. It had been 30 years since I had last sold a home, so I needed and relied on Billy's strong support. I could not have been more pleased with the help he gave me. All during the time of listing and readying the house for the market, I was living in Seattle, WA. Therefore, the overseeing of the fix-up and cleanup was in Billy's hands. He did a superb job. He kept me informed about the progress, and he was honest in his assessments of that progress in our frequent phone conversations. I made only one trip back to Arlington and that was primarily to oversee the packing and loading of my furniture. Throughout all the facets of the sale, he was professional, friendly, and dependable. He returns phone calls promptly, and he knows the Northern Virginia market well. He also acted as my agent at closing. Perhaps the best measure of his help and knowledge was that my house sold in one week for the full asking price."

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Sue & Steve R.
"Billy Buck's real estate expertise is unbelievable! He made our home buying experience a positive one. Billy referred us to a top-notch lender who pre-approved us for a loan within days. Billy helped us find a house in the Addison Heights neighborhood of Arlington. After finding the perfect home, Billy shined as he skillfully maneuvered us into position to compete against several other offers - including the listing agent's client. After closing, Billy gave us free use of his moving truck and referred us to some excellent contractors to help us with some improvements. We couldn't have done it without him. We highly recommend Billy Buck as a Realtor to all of our friends."

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