Lilyan Dickerson
Lilyan Dickerson
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About Me

I have lived in the Washington area practically my entire life and never tire of seeing the monuments as I approach the city from Virginia which has been my home since 1975. I started my real estate career in new homes which gave me lots of training in all aspects of real estate, from the ground up. I have been working full time ever since and got my associate broker's license in 1988 and keep learning something new with every transaction.I also have the SRES designation, Senior Real Estate Specialist which means I am ready willing and able to help all those ready to update, downsize and move on ! I have managed entire renovation projects for my sellers with great success. This is where my training in interior design leads the way. I have naturally added  pre-listing consulting as well as staging into my practice. My goal is to optimize the home's potential so that it will shine when it is presented as a new listing. This is an important part of the marketing strategy. With buyers, my training assists me in pointing out the possibilities of each home that interests them so that certain objections do not become over emphasized and outweigh the good points. Another of my goals is to facilitate the entire transaction for my clients so that we have a smooth settlement and happy homeowners. After all these many years of experience, I enjoy the challanges of house hunting and listing all kinds of property all over Northern Virginia but I really appreciate that I manage to get wonderful people to work with as clients. That is a key to my success.

Customer Ratings

Lilyan Dickerson has been rated by 20 customers


“Lilyan was very patient in encouraging me and working at a pace I determined best for me. She relayed the importance of timing the listing for the best results. She skillfully knew how to stage, using my "left overs" and her lovely art, furniture etc. Lilyan also knows the BEST contractors. Her recommendations are truly good, honest, hard working people. She has built up her list of reliable vendors over a long time of professional services. It all worked beautifully! Lilyan's partner, Mary Bartels, is a super person. Her many years of experience was clearly evident and valued. We worked very well together and I am very pleased I met her.”
Susan McClean, Burke, VA (Seller)
“Lilyan came to our home fully prepared to inspect it and to make suggestions that she felt were necessary to get the best price. She made us feel that we had a valuable property. After presenting comparable sin the area, she suggested a price, which was lower that what we had hoped for and in the end she was right. We listed for slightly higher and consequently it took longer to sell and required two price reductions. Lilyan arranged for an excellent photographer/ video maker for the online advertising and the brochure! It was an excellent decision. Staging was an extra bonus that put some well- chosen extra in our home to make it more polished and fun. She respected our decision not to have any open houses, except for the brokers open house. I learned how important that open house was because it provided professional feedback and exposure to the very people who will be showing your home to buyers. She kept in close contact with us, letting us know what sold in our market, new listing and prompt feedback from buyers who had visited our home. Further, she proved her knowledge of the market, the laws, and the negotiation and settlement process. She protected our interest when the buyers were asking for things to which they were not entitled. I never worried or hesitated for a minute in taking her advice and trusting her with the sale of our home. I do not plan to ever move again but if I were, I would want her as my agent for a third time. Lilyan not only sold our second home, she also sold our first one! I would recommend her without hesitation!”
Mary Savelsberg Herndon, VA (Seller)
“Lilyan's a true professional. Plus, her calm demeanor really helped during some of the more frustrating steps in the sales process. She knew when to back off, but never let me forget or stray from the end goal. ”
Kathy F., Herndon (Seller)
“Lilyan Dickerson not only knows the Real Estate business better than most she is also talented and helpful when it comes to the details like home decor and staging your home to make it more presentable. She was also helpful in finding contractors for prep work with the house. In short , she is a one stop as far as real estate agents and all you will need for a successful experience whether you are a buyer or a seller.”
Lawrence Comdeco, Falls Church (Seller)
“Lilyan has taken care of us in real estate for over 15 years. Quite simple, together with daughter/partner Heather, she is the best.”
Tom Wilkerson, now living in Greenville, SC (Seller)
“Terrific agent , great experience”
Karen Aylestock Northern Virginia (Buyer)
“Lilyan truly went above and beyond in selling a home for us out of an estate. She was not afraid to get her hands dirty by helping us de-clutter and stage the house as best as possible with existing furniture. She not only mapped out a strategy to help us sell some of the items in the home but actually dropped off those items at the appropriate locations. Lilyan also did her homework on how to best price the home for a quick sale and provided all the comps at our first meeting so we could make an informed decision. She stayed attentive and assisted with final details all the way up to the moment the keys were handed to the buyer. Without question the best service I have ever experienced from a real estate agent. On a scale of one to five, I would give Lilyan a 6. ”
A. McCullogh, Fairfax (Seller)
“Lilyan was the perfect agent for us. She has known us for many years. She was excellent at listening to us and our abilities and inabilities and working around those concerns. We didn't have a lot of money available for getting house updated and looking good for sale. Lilyan helped up make wise choices in doing work to our home before getting it on the market. We finally put it on the market the 20th of November 2015 which was during some bad snow storms and then during the holiday season. Lilyan was very encouraging and helpful throughout the whole process, I would reccommend her in a heartbeat.”
Rebecca L Smith, 21071 Stanford Sq Apt 102, Sterling, VA 20166 (Seller)
“Lilyan is top notch. Always professional, courteous and helpful. Communication with the buyers agent and lender was quite challenging. Lilyan was firm but courteous through all the ups and downs they put us through. I recommend her highly. I received a full price contract within one week, the closing was about 12 weeks later due to lack of communication from the buyers agent and lender. Lilyan helped me navigate and understand all the delays. I truly appreciate Lilyans quidance and help through the process. I recommend her highly.”
Helen Casey, Noblesville Indiana (Seller)