“As someone who has always been skeptical of realtors, I typically would not consider spending time making recommendations. But, I would recommend Shawn Battle in a heartbeat. He is pragmatic, personable, witty and intelligent. I always appreciated his responsiveness and willingness to address questions and listen to concerns. He saw the transaction through from start to finish. Moreover, the brilliant marketing blitz Shawn engineered for my property was simply stellar. He knows his market and he quickly learns the needs of his clients. All these impressive qualities led me to recommend Shawn to good friends of mine who are currently looking for a larger condo unit in Arlington. ”
Julie, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Shawn Battle was highly recommended to us by a friend who had nothing but pleasant things to say and we plan to do the same by referring him to ALL of our friends and family. We were extremely impressed from the first time we met with Shawn, from his sales plan to the previous portfolio of listings. He did not have to "sell" his work, because his pure knowledge and experience spoke for itself. It was also satisfying to know we were on the same page regarding price and plans to get the house on the market.
We originally planned to sell the house in the Spring, but decided to wait until the Fall and Shawn was respectful of our decision and very patient with us until we were ready. Shawn did an exceptional job handling all aspects of the sale. He made the entire process so effortless, we always felt comfortable asking for his professional advice and trusted his judgement. He went above and beyond our expectations in order to get the house on the market, guided us through the entire process and gave us the proper advice when we needed it. We were also impressed with the resources he used to keep up with the current technology (showings app, video with drone footage, etc.), the utilization of social media and direct marketing. He was easy to work with, easy to get in touch with and always on top of everything! He continuously provided updates and not once did we worry about anything. His hard work and dedication is reflected on the quick sale of our home with multiple offers.
We can't say enough kind things about Shawn and how much we appreciated his efforts in getting our house sold. We have already referred him to several of our friends and can't wait to go back to him when we are ready to buy again!”
HeeSun Lee, Arlington (Seller)
“Shawn Battle far exceeded my expectations throughout the sale process. Shawn is hard working and dedicated to achieving the best result for his clients and is always well-prepared for any meeting or discussion.
I researched a few brokers in the area and Shawn's background and experience selling Orange line condos and units in my building made Shawn an easy pick. His experience prepping units for sale and deciding renovations was also key. I lived outside of the area and had been renting the unit for several years and the unit needed some updates before listing for sale. Shawn recommended excellent people to perform the work, helped select the best colors, etc. and coordinated the renovations for me before listing the unit.
Throughout the sale process, Shawn proactively communicated and provided regular updates on showings, feedback, general market activity, etc. all of which was very valuable for me as an out of town owner. I knew Shawn was doing everything possible to sell my condo at the best price and shortest time possible. As the slow summer sale season hit, Shawn continued trying new marketing ideas to drive showings and interest and we consistently had more showings than other similar units in the area.
Once I received an offer, Shawn did an outstanding job negotiating the final contract and other details, keeping me fully informed throughout the process. Shawn made the closing process go very smoothly as well.
I highly recommend Shawn Battle and would definitely work with him again if I'm buying or selling property in the area. ”
Dave Levinson (Seller)
My selection of Shawn came as a result of a search made by a good friend, commercial broker, and very smart business woman. She looked him and up and I decided to go with Shawn. I was glad I chose him because I felt comfortable with him from the first moment we met. He was friendly and professional and seemed to have the experience I needed to get the job done.
Excellent experience. Shawn Battle has the experience and patience to do an excellent job. Overall, he is honest and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
It was a great pleasure working with Shawn. His easy going and calm personality kept my stress levels low and I appreciated that. He was quick to reply to my questions or concerns and made sure I did everything I needed to do to get my house sold. ”
MEM - Washington, DC (Seller)
“A true real estate professional, Shawn is knowledgeable and excellent in negotiating the best deal possible in a highly competitive market. We were pleased with Shawn as our broker and will use him exclusively on future transactions.”
Isabel Kalmanides (Buyer)
“Shawn knows the market in my area. He was very straight forward and explained what to expect. He was very thorough and his presentation of my property was very professional. He went beyond what was expected at every turn. Not very many folks do that any more. I really appreciated his handling of my expectations and responsiveness to my calls and emails.
The presentation of my property on the various online advertising sites was very professional. My condo sold in less than 1 day. It took a couple of days to receive the contract and finalize but it was done very quickly!!!”
Cindy Newsom, Falls Church, VA (Seller)
“I have worked with many real estate agents over the years, and Shawn is by far the best.”
Bill Goldman - Ashburn, VA (Seller)
“Shawn was an excellent agent. He was very knowledgeable about the area. He was so personable and friendly. We will always use Shawn. ”
Dwight Oestreich (Buyer)
“I really enjoyed working with Shawn-he was attentive and aware of what I was interested in purchasing and helpful in answering my questions honestly. The right sale was more important than a quick deal.”
“Shawn Battle stayed on top of everything when the going got tough in my real estate transaction! I enjoyed working with him and I know that I can call on him for local referrals in a variety of areas as I get settled. In addition to his real estate expertise he's a really nice person. ”
Maree Hawkins, Falls Church VA (Buyer)
“If you are looking for a home Shawn Battle is a great choice for your real estate agent. He is very knowledgeable and can help guide you through the home buying process with ease. He is dedicated to finding the right home for you and to help you along the way. My husband and I will recommend him to all our friends and family for their home buying needs.”
Sam, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Shawn was very professional and impressed us with his knowledge of the market. We always heard back from him almost immediately by phone, text or in person. The staff Shawn brought in to shoot our condo photos was also very friendly and professional. The color brochure they created was outstanding
Our overall experience with Shawn and Century 21 was first class! We strongly recommend Shawn and his team.”
Douglas and Christine Stewart: Grantham, NH (Seller)
“Shawn served as my listing agent a few years ago & when it came time for me to buy, there was no question who I would I chose as a buyer's agent. Shawn possesses extensive knowledge of the northern VA condo market and, as he had with the sales process, managed all aspects of the buying process extremely well. Shawn is highly responsive, professional and an all around pleasure to work with. price. If you are looking for a realtor in Arlington/Northern Virginia, I highly recommend Shawn! ”
A Jones, Arlington, VA (Buyer)
“We enjoyed working with Shawn Battle. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Arlington real estate market and made the process so easy for us. He's responsive to clients and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely use Shawn in the future and wouldn't hesitate recommending him to friends and family.”
Caroline P., Arlington (Buyer)
“Shawn is amazing to work with. He puts all of his energy into your sale that you forget he has other clients. We could not have asked for anyone better. ”
Alexis Berger, Falls Church VA (Seller)
“When Shawn Battle realized that I was not finding a condo that was meeting my needs in the Ballston area, he suggested looking at a new community, based on his knowledge of me. Shawn assessed my needs correctly, and got me into a home that was exactly what I wanted. I am completely enjoying my new home and would highly recommend Shawn Battle to anyone looking for a new home in the Arlington area. Shawn always answered all my questions and was very patient during the process.”
Mary, New to the Virginia Area (Buyer)
“Shawn web the above and beyond to publicize my property for sale. He is an expert in the area, and I completely trusted his advice. I refer everyone I know buying/selling property to Shawn because he is so great to work with. ”
Lynn, Arlington (Seller)
“Shawn is the best to work with! His deep knowledge of the process combined with his patience in educating us as first-time buyers was fantastic. He acted with patience when we were in the hunt for the right property and he acted with urgency when it was time get the deal in motion and close. He made homebuying an exciting and positive process for us.”
John, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Shawn was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell. He is responsive, knowledgeable and accessible. He came with innovative solutions to every challenge or hiccup in the process. He was aggressive at protecting our interests and gave excellent guidance. I would work with Shawn again in a second.”
Ari Novy, Encinitas, CA (Seller)
“I cannot overstate how happy my wife and I were with Shawn's service. We were out-of-town buyers, which presents a pile of complications and anxieties not present in most transactions. Not only was Shawn attentive to these complications, he went absolutely and literally out of his way to make sure we were satisfied. Yes, Shawn's technical and local knowledge are excellent, and he delivered his services in a friendly, professional, and fully competent manner. But there is more to agency than mere competence. Shawn understood who we are and what we needed, and delivered that.
Our recommendation is unconditional. ”
Wayne Fishman, Easton, Pa. (Buyer)
“Shawn's experience and professionalism was very important to me. He was so patient and understanding about our personal situation. We looked at many houses over a six month period but when the right one came along he and his recommended associates moved us through the buying process quickly and easily.
Shawn has become a good friend to us during this process. He was available to help every time we called, usually on short notice.
Extremely professional and cared about us.
Can't thank Shawn enough for hanging in there with us.”
Danette and Randy, Reston VA (Buyer)
“We interviewed two other brokers to get a good sense of who would be the right fit for us. After the first meeting it was clear that Shawn was the best choice. He had a far superior understanding of the local market and was able to identify what I think was the best listing price. It was clear from the first meeting that Shawn is extremely organized and very well prepared. His presentation, which was far superior to the material prepared by the other agents, made clear that he would/could do everything possible to sell our condo for the price we were seeking. It was also clear from the first meeting that he was going to be very easy to work with. He wasn't in the least bit pushy and let his presentation speak for itself. It was clear what we were going to get from the commission, and my wife and I agree that Shawn was worth every penny.
In every way Shawn was an amazing agent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends/colleagues looking to buy or sell property. To begin with, Shawn demonstrated an understanding of the market trends as a whole and local nuances (he has detailed knowledge of presumably every condo building on the Orange Line) that was far beyond that of other real estate agents we interviewed. This knowledge, combined with his attention to detail, resulted in our being able to sell our condo within two weeks of it being on the market.
Shawn treated us like we were his only clients even though we knew this wasn't the case. He places a lot of importance on the open house, which is exactly what we wanted. Notably, we were looking for a new house while trying to sell ours, and I'm extremely impressed with the amount of time Shawn spent on both. He showed us dozens of properties and offered sound advice on and pros/cons of each. Before we found the house we ended up buying, Shawn worked with us to put a bid in on two properties. We, unfortunately, were outbid, but Shawn's advice and guidance through the process was extremely useful.
We couldn't be happier with the place we ultimately bought, and Shawn was able to negotiate a price below listing. When a couple of unforeseen last minute issues arose with the seller, I felt confident knowing we had Shawn as our representative. I expect we wouldn't have had such a good outcome with a different agent. Shawn's expertise, accessibility, and good nature make him well worth the commission.
Before working with Shawn, we hadn't had the experience of selling and buying a house at the same time. I expect anyone in this situation will have a lot of issues about which to worry, but I also expect my wife and I worried more than most. More to the point, I doubt we would be considered low maintenance clients. Despite our near constant concerns and ceaseless questions, Shawn was always accessible and extremely professional. I'm impressed with how much of his time he would devote to us.
Both Shawn and Matt are genuinely pleasant people. That goes a long way toward being a good agent since the agent and clients spend so much time together. However, they have the added quality of being very professional. It's a little thing, but I would be remiss if I didn't point out the fact that Shawn and Matt would wear a suit every single time we met them. No matter how short the meeting, no matter what day of the week, no matter the weather, they always wore suits. If not for a chance encounter with Matt in the grocery store I would question whether they owned clothes other than suits.
I feel confident saying that Shawn would treat any client as if they were his own. We always felt that Shawn had our best interests in mind and had the skills to achieve the best for us. ”
Jody and Mari Daniel, Northern Virginia (Buyer)
“Shawn Battle helped me sell my condo in Arlington in less than one week. He is extremely knowledgeable of the local market and dedicated to doing a great job. I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn in the past and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell! ”
Shannon Croom Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Shawn is one of the most professional people I have met in the residential real estate industry. He is knowledgeable, a good listener, prompt in his actions and and responsibilities”
Dave Saunders (Buyer)
“Shawn was great. I couldn't have asked for more. I'd certainly use him in the future,”
Stephen Verrecchia, Washington, DC (Seller)