“Despite the ups and downs of looking at houses, we look back on our search as a positive experience, mostly because of Rob Carter. He stuck with us and made us comfortable and confident in our search. Having heard stories from friends about their experiences buying homes, we feel we got very lucky with Rob. His attention to detail (looking at houses closely for warning signs, staying on top of paperwork, making sure we were always informed about coming steps in the closing process) was one of the things we got most lucky with. We can't say enough about how much feeling confident in Rob made us confident in our purchase.
His knowledge of which houses would be good investments vs. which weren't was invaluable and we really came to rely on that in our decision-making process. We felt very comfortable that the house we ended up buying was not only the right one space/location-wise, but money-wise. He was also great at explaining the tools we had at our disposal for winning a contract.
He also made the stressful process easy. We knew we trusted him and, in a process in which you deal with a lot of different people--from mortgage officers to underwriters--from different places, it was a huge weight off our shoulders to know we could run anything by Rob before moving forward. We valued most the time he took to explain things (sometimes multiple times) so that we always felt comfortable with and informed about the decisions we were making. ”
Holly & Michael, Takoma Park, MD (Buyer)
“Rob was "on the money" with sales price, timeframe and advice.”
Steve and Lynne (Seller)
“Rob Carter is exceptional. He helped me sell a family home in DC. This was my third one in three years. What a difference an outstanding realtor makes. I live 3,000 miles away and not once did I feel the need to return to oversee the sale. Rob responded quickly from my first contact and every time thereafter. He is knowledgeable and has built a network of contacts to assist in his success. He made the process easy and his attention to detail kept the sale on schedule. What I liked most about Rob was he was confident, honest, humble, and a man of integrity. I got a great price for the home. We closed on time. I can’t say enough good things about him or the team. Andrea is fantastic too. I highly recommend him. Rob Carter is the best!”
Linda B, Santa Monica, CA (Seller)
“If you are considering working with Rob Carter and Century 21 Redwood Realty we have two words for you: Do It!! You can rely on Rob and his exceptional team to deliver outstanding service. From start to finish, we felt as though we were their only clients and that they were doing everything possible to find us our dream home. Rob and his team are extremely knowledgeable and detailed, we were confident throughout the process that we were making decisions based upon the best information possible. We found our dream home, and with Rob Carter on your side we believe you will too! ”
Brooke & Gisela, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Simply put, I would absolutely and without hesitation recommend Rob Carter to any family member, friend or colleague looking to buy or sell a home. ”
Jeffrey and Carol (Oakton) (Buyer)
“Rob Carter and his team (Andrea) were very responsive to our questions and needs. Their knowledge of the DC metro area is very thorough and deep. Rob puts in a lot of time and effort to meet his customers' goals. He urged us to be patient and see a lot of places to get an idea of what exactly we wanted. When we decided to put in an offer in he made it as strong as possible and on our first attempt we succeeded. I know our home buying process was made much easier by going with Rob Carter and we couldn't be happier with the home we found! ”
Steve Becker, Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)
“Rob Carter's knowledge, guidance, calm, professionalism, attention to detail, and clear commitment to excellent service made this particular experience of buying a home an absolute pleasure every step of the way. I can't recommend him highly enough, and will be referring all my friends and colleagues who are interested in buying homes in the Washington D.C. area to Rob.”
Beth Litton, Washington D.C. (Buyer)
“One needs no other agent in Washington than Rob Carter. He knocks it out of the park (and into the next state!). He's everything you'd want from your agent: Smart, friendly, rich with knowledge, a skilled strategist, a resource for this and that, and a teacher-coach. Don't even look at anyone else. Get Rob Carter on your team. You'll be as delighted as I am.”
Brian, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC (Seller)
“Based on a previous purchase, we had the utmost confidence in Rob Carter and his abilities. There was no doubt that we would use him again.
Rob excels at being timely, helpful and creative with solutions. Something odd always comes up with the sale of any house, it's great to have Rob in your corner. He knows what to do and makes helpful and well reasoned suggestions. He keeps things calm when your anxiety levels are high and gives your confidence so that you make better decisions.
Rob's knowledge of the area, inventory (current and prior sales), market trends, and how buyers and sellers will view the transactions was invaluable to me.
I can't recommend Rob highly enough. ”
Devon Hill, Washington, DC (Seller)
“Rob Carter and his team (Andrea Paro and Jonathan Eng) were amazing to work with. Rob's attention to detail was impeccable and he did an amazing job of negotiating the price and terms of our purchase under some challenging circumstances. He provided invaluable insight and was easy to access whenever we had a question. Andrea Paro and Jonathan Eng were also both delightful to work with: they were responsive, knowledgable, and friendly. We feel so fortunate to have worked with Rob Carter to find our new home. ”
Sara Gilmer, Washington, D.C. (Buyer)
“Knew the market and exactly how to price for optimal result. Clearly well-experienced, kept us informed, and followed up on all our questions.”
Bruce E., Atlanta (Seller)
“It was great to work with Rob. He answered all my questions quickly and clearly. Rob was able to find me a great place quickly and create a great offer strategy for the property. Rob was very detail oriented in all aspects of the housing search and inspection and made sure that I was up to speed on each part of the purchase process.”
Alex, Arlington (Buyer)
“Rob is an excellent realtor. I would recommend him (and have) to friends and family. ”
Jackie M. (Seller)
“Rob Carter was fantastic throughout the process. He was knowledgeable, attentive and helpful. We had several unique things that came up, including the listing agent selling our house to another buyer while we were under contract! Rob handled everything perfectly and always made sure we understood the situation.
Professional, knowledgeable and really great to work with. Would highly recommend
Ben -Olney Md (Buyer)
“As first-time home buyers, we could not have asked for a more patient, knowledgable, and professional agent. Rob Carter was referred to us by a work colleague who has enlisted his services on two home buying occasions and heartily recommended him. Our initial telephone consultation with Rob helped us define our priorities in our home search, and allowed him to understand our needs and preferences. Rob’s expertise was readily apparent when we viewed homes: he immediately examined the “bones” of the house, alerting us to possible problem areas and pointing out both strengths and weaknesses of a home, especially as related to potential resale down the road. When the time came for a bid and subsequent negotiations, Rob was a pro, helping us to reach a very favorable settlement. He was firmly in our corner. A military-friendly agent, Rob’s knowledge of the VA home loan process, as well as tax advantages, was a huge plus. We wholeheartedly recommend Rob, and he will be our first call when the time comes for us to either buy or sell again.”
Dana and Gordon Walker, Burke, Virginia (Buyer)
“Rob Carter has integrity. He was a trusted advisor throughout our home buying process and never was pushy. He was looking for the best fit for us, not a commission: there were multiple homes he told us not to buy because of the high price point and/or quality. Put simply, Rob is one of the few that you can trust and has your best interest in mind. My wife and I love our home that we bought!”
“Rob is a terrific agent. If you are interviewing agents for potential representation, you must add him to your list. He's a tireless worker who responds to client inquiries in a very timely manner. The information he provides is detailed and informative. Further, Rob has his client's interests in mind when closing a deal. He's a strong negotiator and writes terrific contracts. Finally, when selling a home, Rob clearly understands the return on repairs and improvements. He provides a no-nonsense assessment of what needs to be done to sell a home. Again, if you are in the market for an agent, interview Rob.”
BG, Arlington VA (Seller)
“Rob was incredibly helpful during this time and helped guide us through the process. Without a doubt, we wouldn't have gotten our house without his advice on the offer.
Rob was persistent and very knowledgable. He was always readily available to help us and offer good insight. We initially we were working casually with another broker at the same time, but we stopped working with her when Rob's expertise and availability proved more valuable. ”
Chelsea, Washington, DC --> Arlington, VA (Buyer)
“Rob was instrumental in the quick sale of our home. We are remote sellers living out of the area and Rob was great in handling all aspects from getting the home ready to sell to closing date. He took care of all the details, saving us time and money travelling back to VA. He has great attention to detail in getting your home ready for the market. Rob also answered all our questions, most of the time within minutes, and followed up with contractors, inspectors, agents and title companies for us. The end result was a quick sale with multiple offers. We highly recommend Rob.”
Cyndi, Illinois (sale in Springfield, VA) (Seller)
“Rob sold the home next to me in a near record time. I asked my neighbor about Rob because I was ready to put my home on the market. My neighbors had dealt with Rob before and told me he was the best. They were absolutely right.
Rob had to deal with a first contract which was extremely frustrating for him. In all instances he represented us in a totally professional manner and clearly understood our concerns and addressed them.
As stated earlier, Rob sold my neighbor's home and they felt he was the best agent they had ever had. Of the 4 previous homes I have sold Rob stands far above his peers in all aspects of sales performance. Century 21.Redwood Realty is very fortunate to have Rob on their staff.”
Ed&Rainy Sponable, Leesburg, VA (Seller)
“Rob was recommended to us by close friends who had bought a house with him recently. Rob is knowledgeable about structural issues beyond just how a house looks and feels and gave us advice on whether we might find issues with an inspection. Rob understood our needs and we appreciated that he was honest in his opinions on whether a house was right for us-- sometimes even advising us not to make an offer and explaining why the house did not fit with our needs. He understood the competitive market and gave us advice on how to make offers that were competitive and would be taken seriously. There were some items to address after the offer was accepted and before the house closed that Rob did a great job of resolving to everyone's (buyer's & seller's) satisfaction. We had some unique needs with how we wanted our purchase to be structured and Rob took those concerns seriously and did what he could do to make everyone happy with the sale.”
EB Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)
“Rob's knowledge of the market and neighborhood was second to none. He and the team were professional, friendly and patient with us in selling our home. We had a perfect experience and outcome, and will be recommending him to all of our friends. ”
Zach Elder, Washington DC (Seller)
“I was very happy with Rob's work and professionalism selling my condo. His knowledge of market and neighborhood allowed him to price effectively and select the best offer, leading to a very successful outcome. He was responsive and has a good team. Recommend.”
Brendan Selby, DC (Seller)
“Rob Carter has been exceedingly helpful in our home searching and home selling processes. On our first go round we had tried a different realtor, but upon switching to Rob we've immediately felt more comfortable, and couldn't imagine using another realtor. ”
Kyle S., Silver Spring (Buyer)
“Rob Carter is exactly what we wanted in an agent: listened and understood what we were looking for, helped us understand the price points and availability of homes that matched our criteria, showed us homes that matched our criteria, and ultimately helped us put together a winning bid that we were comfortable with. Multiple times he demonstrated that he prioritized our long-term satisfaction by recommending we not settle for homes we were less enthusiastic about and not over-pay even on homes we liked. That was very impressive and created a great deal of trust.”
David Andrukonis, DC (Buyer)