“Shawn was in communication with my husband via email, sending listings of places he thought would be of interest to us (we were living overseas). When my husband came to the US, he began looking at properties with Shawn. Shawn demonstrated respectfulness and attention to detail. He was not pushy but rather patient. He was always responsive, friendly and acting in a timely manner.
Shawn was excellent. He kept the process moving forward while the financial institution and the title agency were dropping balls. Shawn kept everything on track in a professional and seamless flow.
We were so impressed with Shawn for the purchase that we chose him to sell our current home.”
Anna Evans, Annandale (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)
“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 was an outstanding agent in the sale of our condo. He listened to our needs, was able to offer helpful suggestions to maximize the value of our condo, and worked with us through the whole moving and sale process.”
Mike and Anne, Arlington VA (Seller)
“Hands down the best agent in Arlington! He knows the market and the business forwards and backwards. ”
Chris from Arlington (Seller)
“Shawn was great. I couldn't have asked for more. I'd certainly use him in the future,”
Stephen Verrecchia, Washington, DC (Seller)
“Shawn was the consummate professional! He was there with us every step of the process. Amazingly communicative, professional, and polite, we sincerely valued his knowledge of the market and came to trust him implicitly. We would recommend Shawn to absolutely anyone.”
Erin and Anne, Washington, DC (Buyer)
“Shawn was extremely helpful and always responded to my calls and requests very quickly.”
Jeff Baker, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“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 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 Battle did an excellent job of guiding me through the home buying process for my first time. I have already referred him to friends who are looking to buy a home and plan on using Shawn in the future! Overall - great experience.”
Tim White, Arlington (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)
Alexa Sider Pao, Arlington (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)
“Great knowledge of the Windsor Plaza condominium made pricing and finding prospective buyers very efficient. Shawn is a great agent - highly recommend him. ”
Nick P , Arlington. (Seller)
“Shawn provided an excellent experience in the purchase of our new condo. He is knowledgeable, polite, patient and understanding. I would recommend Shawn to anyone who is interested in purchasing a house or a condo in the Virginia area”
Adriana Daulong. Arlington.Va (Buyer)
“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)
“Shawn Battle really knows how to market and make a sale happen fast! We had a contract before our open house. He also helped us coordinate buying our new pace. I would strongly recommend him to anyone buying or selling on the orange line!”
Laura Benner, Arlington, VA (Buyer)
“Shawn was professional and amicable throughout the entire process. We clearly communicated our goals in selling our condo and Shawn made it happen! We are very pleased with the result! I would definitely recommend Shawn to anybody selling a condo in the Arlington, VA area.”
Frank & Jessica (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)
“Shawn Battle was outstanding throughout the entire experience from recommending properties based on my specific preferences to working to ensure a smooth and timely closing. Shawn was extremely responsive and his knowledge was very valuable to confidently negociating the contract as well as navigating the overall process. Shawn also recommended great inspection, mortgage, and settlement companies. In addition, Shawn leveraged the knowledge of his colleague, Matt Leighton, for unique insight into the condo building.”
Matt L, Arlington (Buyer)
“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)
“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 Battle's knowledge of Arlington condos was critical in our selection of a new home when downsizing. We have never lived in a condo before and relied on him to point out considerations that we would not have thought of. Shawn was extremely accessible when we had questions or wanted to view units for sale. He was also patient with our quirks and confusions. Overall, it was as painless as a real estate transaction can be!”
V. Farris, Arlington VA (Buyer)
“Shawn knows the ins-and-outs of Arlington! He is incredibly friendly, detailed oriented, and responsive. His flexibility with my schedule was unparalleled and I would highly recommend his services to friends & family. Thank you Shawn!”
R. Diedrick (Arlington, VA) (Buyer)