" My sister Juli, my wife Maria, and I want to thank you for your excellent work in selling 519 Canterbury Lane -- getting us from listing to closing in less than two months in the middle of winter. My mother Judy Drewry certainly knew what she was doing when she selected you as the listing agent.
We had seemingly countless decisions to make to get such a large house ready for market. You gave us consistently sound advice and were ever mindful of our budget constraints. You were invariably on top of the many details involving repair, landscaping, painting, presentation, and other matters.
We're grateful for the practical solutions guidance and for your help in connecting us with competent contractors. Your success in setting a fair price and implementing effective marketing was evidenced by the heavy traffic at open houses and an excellent offer within 30 days of listing. Thank you again for being such a splendid teammate in this endeavor."
– James D.
" Noel is an absolute miracle worker. I am a military officer, and we
had a very tight window in which to ready the house, show it, and then
close a deal. It was only through Noel's extensive connections to
top-notch contractors that we were able to ready the house, and then
through her marketing genius we secured a buyer in less than a week.
Noel then preserved the deal when a financing issue and an unexpected
maintenance issue cropped up. Bottom line, I can't imagine a better
agent through which to buy or sell a house and I will work with her
again if we move back to DC.
– Aaron D.
" Noel helped my wife and me find our dream home after visiting just a handful of houses. She was extremely helpful for us first-time home buyers by explaining the process thoroughly along every step of the way. With her guidance, the process was so much less stressful than we had imagined it ever could be. She also helped us to secure a highly sought-after home in our first bid. We were very pleased with the entire process.
Thanks again Noel!
– David G.
" We used Noel as our Listing Agent and as our Buying Agent...and we're very lucky that we did. We researched the market for nearly two years before placing our home for sale. Noel recommended a listing price that was dead-on to market, however she was very patient with us as we tried "our" slightly higher price for the first few weeks. When we reduced to Noel's recommended price, an offer (that went to settlement) came in within hours of the reduction.
On the day before settlement, our buyer lost their loan because of a process issue even though the buyer was financially sound. Noel carried the torch for the transaction by helping the buyer (who was represented by another agent) to secure another loan while she continued to push for a quick closing. The buyer went from having no loan to successfully closing with us in less than 10 days! Noel helped us to avoid disaster by creating and executing an on-the-spot contingency plan that saved the settlement with almost no delay.
When it came time for us to buy, we mentioned to Noel that we toured a home that we liked several weeks prior but the home was taken off of the market. Noel pursued the inactive listing, found the agent and set up a time for us to visit. After we confirmed our suspicions that this was our new home, we sent an offer and went to settlement in less than 30 days.
Throughout the entire process, Noel kept everyone on time (buyers, sellers, lenders, home inspectors, closing agents, etc.) regardless of who she was representing. She worked a lot of small miracles and a few big ones with a knack for sensing trouble ahead. I'd recommend Noel to anyone who is serious about buying or selling, or just looking. We will use her services again when the time comes. She knows the area and the market -- and where the problems are so they can be avoided. She's invaluable to buying or selling in this market or any other! "
– Steve L.
" Thanks a million Miss Noel for an awesome job! If not for your hard work, we wouldn't be here in our lovely new home. You are a fantastic agent and as we have dubbed you, you are our agent for life! Of course we tell everyone that they should call you without a doubt - you are the best! No is not in your vocabulary. You're like a little terrier that won't let go and makes sure the job is done and done right! We so appreciate your incredible knowledge, your professionalism and your dedication to helping us sell our home and find our wonderful new home. But most of all, we appreciate your friendship. We love our new house and we love you!
Thank you so much and can't wait for us to have our celebration for our new home soon...
– Paulina and Audra
" From the beginning of our real estate search all of the way through the closing, Noel went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us find the perfect home. When my wife and I began our search, Noel educated us on market conditions, and gave us her opinion of the housing inventory available at the time. We appreciated Noel's honesty when she advised us to wait for more homes to come onto the market and not to settle for something that did not perfectly meet our needs. We felt that some other agents would have pushed us into an inadequate house to get a deal done quickly, but since Noel was aware of our flexible timing, she did not pressure us to settle for something less than perfect.
When the ideal house came onto the market, Noel made us aware of it within minutes, and got us a showing as soon as we could get into town. After our walk-through, we knew that we had found the right house, and Noel advised us on the best way to approach the bidding process as the house had only been on the market for a few days. With Noel's guidance, we were in contract within 24 hours at a price that we found very fair.
Once we went into contract, Noel handled logistics related to getting a home inspection, scheduling the appraisal, and all of the negotiations that ensued. She made herself available at all hours to answer questions and make sure we were comfortable with the process. She also recommended some very helpful and courteous people to use for contracting work, securing a mortgage, and arranging for insurance. Our closing went smoothly and we could not be happier with how everything transpired. We appreciated Noel's hard work, professionalism, honesty, and market expertise; and we certainly could not have done it without her. We would highly recommend Noel to anyone looking to buy a house in the Northern Virginia area."
– Mark and Pender Koontz
" We found Noel Kaupinen to be highly professional and knowledgeable on all accounts--working with her was truly a pleasure. Not only did we have a particular set of requirements that needed to be fulfilled while searching for a new home, but we also had an extremely specific timeline in which the sale of our old home, and purchase of our new home needed to be complete. Noel made all of this possible. She not only listed our home and sold it within eight days, but also found us our new home. She continually kept us informed of new homes that became available that matched our criteria, as well as the realities of the current market and how best to optimize our possibilities. As a person and a realtor, Noel is patient, calm, positive and certainly understanding. If you have the opportunity to work with Noel, she will help see that your future vision becomes a reality."
– Anna Binneweg & Igor Leschishin
" Noel was great! The entire process from open houses to settlement took five weeks and could only have happened with Noel's help. She was on top of every aspect of our home buying process and always by our side. We felt like her only client. She even went as far to research the plants in our backyard to make sure none were harmful to our pets! That's going the extra mile and just one reason we loved our Realtor. Thanks Noel, we will definitely recommend you in the future."
– Brian and Hillary
" Noel is our 'go-to' professional. She found us two perfect homes in the DC area under tight timelines that met all our requirements, saved us thousands of dollars, and increased our pride in being a part of great communities. She is a talented and tireless worker who treats clients as family--we would never think of buying or selling a home without her."
– John & Nan, Alexandria, VA
" Noel was the consummate professional. She worked with our family closely throughout the sale of an old family property that had been in the family for several generations. The challenges were significant, but Noel's advice, guidance and tenacity were invaluable. From initial property preparation through to closing, her actions earned our full trust and confidence. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
Noel earned our trust and confidence through her professionalism, tenacity and focus on the project. She is a team builder who cared for her clients as well as the property being sold. Coaching, guiding and working tirelessly, she made the process educational and as smooth as possible.
Noel's knowledge of the real estate market in Northern Virginia combined with her personality and drive ensured success . The property was different by modern standards, but Noel saw the potential and made her commitment to us to sell the house. Noel was good to her word and brought us along - teaching, guiding and encouraging along the way. I would gladly recommend her to my family, friends and anyone who is looking for a project partner, not 'just' a real estate agent. She made a difference and we were very glad she was working with us.
– Jim W.
" When a new job in another city made relocation the best choice for our family, we knew right away who we would use for our Realtor. Noel Kaupinen helped us find our home, and we knew she would be the best person to help us with our sale. She met with us and discussed our options, and helped us set our price in a difficult market. Getting a ratified contract just five weeks after putting the house on the market, and this with continuous traffic through the house, helped us know we were well priced. Noel gave us encouragement and assistance at each phase of the sale, hosting open houses, creating great brochures, mailing cards to the neighborhood, and generally working hard on our behalf. She even bought us a house warming gift for our new home in the new city!
We would highly recommend our friend, Noel Kaupinen, to anyone getting ready to sell or purchase a home."
– Jeanne D.