“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)
“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 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)
“My husband and I met Shawn Battle at an open house in our neighborhood on a rainy Sunday open house at a property near where we lived. He was very informed about properties in our area (Courthouse/Arlington) and his website was fantastic.
He spent a long time talking to us about what we wanted in a condo and since we wanted to stay in the same neighborhood we quickly put our place up for sale and signed a contract on a slightly larger on. It turns out that our new condo is in the same building but six floors up. Shawn showed us what was available in the area in a very organized and timely manner. He is easy to work with, works quickly, and has a lot of experience. All of these qualities made things go as smoothly as selling and buying a home can be. He wants things to work and finds a way to make it happen.”
Mary Shaw (Buyer)
“Shawn is outstanding! I put him in the difficult position of first seeing the property a couple of weeks before I transferred overseas, then asked him to handle everything from prepping the property through to closing for me. I found him always accessible, and flexible in dealing with communications overseas. He's the perfect choice for military, Foreign Service or others who are transferring out of the area before/during a sale!!!”
Don Heflin, Cabo Verde (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 very understanding of my request and allowed me to take the reigns on my home buying experience. I never felt pressure to look at, or purchase anything if I didn't feel comfortable with it. He was very patient with my needs, and my request and got back to my in a timely matter. I don't think I would have had as enjoyable of an experience if Shawn was not my realator”
Lauren Moore (Buyer)
“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)
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)
“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)
“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)
“If you are buying or selling a property in Arlington, I highly recommend Shawn. He knows the Arlington market extremely well and his marketing strategy is top notch. The professionally produced pictures that he uses for direct mailings, brochures and placement on websites are among the best you will see. Shawn is highly responsive, professional and an all around pleasure to work with. My condo was under contract in less than a week and closed above the asking price. Again, if you are looking for a realtor in Arlington/Northern Virginia, you can’t go wrong with Shawn!”
A. Jones, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“I have worked with Shawn twice, once as a buyer and once as a seller. Both yielded amazing results and I can't recommend him enough. He went above and beyond. I had to sell from out of town and Shawn took care of everything. It was flawless.”
Paul M. (Seller)
“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)
“Shawn Battle was a joy to work with, responsive, hard-working, flexible, and helpful throughout the somewhat stressful process of selling our home of 30 years (and purchasing a condo just before that). I would highly recommend him to others. ”
V. Farris, Arlington VA (Seller)
“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)
“My husband and I had been considering 3 different agents, when we met Shawn at an Open House in our neighborhood. We invited him to view our home and introduce us to a marketing strategy.
Shawn was "professional" and expedient. He presented his strategy in a nicely planned computer presentation. We were impressed with his technological capabilities and plans to monitor for internet queries. ”
R. Fiedler, Falls Church VA (Seller)
“Shawn makes real estate look easy. He's super professional but understands the interests of the buyer/seller and makes himself available so that the process is easier on me. He's the best in the industry and the team he works with makes my life easier in a truly stressful time. ”
Stephanie Leedom, Arlington, VA (Seller)
“Shawn was great in all aspects of his real estate duties in handling our property. I came from a situation with an ineffective real estate agent who was unable to sell our property and did not have a lucid plan in selling it. The differences that I saw with Shawn's approach and experience was immense and his advice was critical. I would definitely recommend Shawn to all my friends/family and I plan on using his services again for my future real estate dealings. ”
Vu Nguyen, Arlington Virginia (Seller)
“Excellent Realtor! He met with us promptly and made very professional and appealing brochures. The listing was very favorable and punctual, and he held an open house the weekend it was listed. We received an offer after the first weekend on the market, and his knowledge of the market was crucial to our negotiation. He stayed on top of our closing documents and requirements, and made closing simple, even though we live out of town. I cannot recommend him enough!”
Abbey, Arlington (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)
“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 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)
Alexa Sider Pao, Arlington (Seller)
“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.”