From Our Buyers
"Diane is the BEST! We were totally new to everything home buying and she helped us understand the process, worked with our lender, and took us to see a ton of properties before finding the perfect one. She knows the neighborhoods and areas of Northern VA extremely well and can give you more specific information about the makeups of the neighborhoods, schools, etc. She never made us feel rushed to choose a property and was obviously invested in making sure we found the perfect home. She was always available if we had questions and was able to get us in to see homes ASAP. She is also such a kind person and really funny so it was great to go tour homes with her and get her insights. Can't recommend highly enough!"
Dr. Amarin Sangkharat
Diane Lewis was the perfect agent for us!! She guided us through our first home purchase that turned out to be a custom build house. This process took over a year and we must had met with Diane a dozen times, over a hundred phone conversations and countless text messages. Diane was always available for us 24/7. Her knowledge of local real estate, advocacy for her clients and follow through is unparalleled. She has an in depth knowledge of the No VA real estate Diane has my highest recommendation!
Diane is personable, patient, and knowledgeable. We always felt like a priority to her. She guided the negotiation process, worked with our lender, and communicated with us throughout the process. She has an abundance of resources for renovations, inspectors, and paperwork. Even post-sale, she is available to us and proves to be very resourceful in this McLean community. Thanks Diane!
I walked into one of Diane’s open houses on a Sunday and a few days later I had the purchase of great home under contract. That lead to listing my house for sale with Diane. She was very helping in providing advice with staging and preparing for my house to go on the market. Diane provided top notch service and gets things done especially when challenges surface. I’m glad to have Diane’s service and certainly think you would be too.
Shaun and Lynn Gilmore
We have a tendency to move alot (long story), and we have used Diane on seven transactions in the DC/Northern Virginia area over the last eight years. She has an excellent grasp on the local market, possesses great negotiation skills and is incredibly easy to work with whether buying or selling a property. Diane has impeccable integrity, and we trust her skills so much, we recommended to our daughter that she choose Diane as her realtor in finding her first place in the DC area.
Shaun and Lynn Gilmore
Moving across the country can be a frightening experience, but having Diane Lewis as our realtor certainly made the transition a pleasant one. While many of the houses for sale in Northern Virginia looked great on the internet, it was Diane's knowledge of the local neighborhoods and locations that made the real difference between productive house hunting trips and wasted time. Diane spent endless hours researching homes, evaluating them against our criteria and then narrowing down the search, so that when we came to Virginia to house hunt, we could visit as many desirable ones as possible during our short trip. After understanding our requirements, Diane could easily sense if a house was or was not suited for us, and, for example, she would not even take us to an area that was too near a highway, or too much of a commute.
Diane is extremely dedicated to her customers. She went above and beyond just finding and selling us a home, even recommending physicians, dentists, specialists and the best place to buy furniture. These things are huge when uprooting from the familiar to the unknown.
Diane is always accessible. On numerous occasions, she went to the house we had purchased lo meet with the builder, the inspector, the landscaper, among others in our place. She never made us feel as though anything she did for us was too much time or too much work. It is obvious that she loves her job and loves making customers happy.
When we think of Diane's style, words like warn, concerned, highly skilled, confident and welcoming come easily to mind. She has remained a friend since we have closed on our new home. Oh, did we mention - this is the 11th home we have purchased over the years, and Diane has by far been the best realtor.
Micki and Phil Armour
Phil and I knew that we might be asking a lot of our realtor - we had just moved across the country from California, in the process of starting new job positions and baby on the way! However, Diane Lewis and the whole Lewis Team were a calming force for both of us! Patient, dedicated to excellence, and motivated to help us reach our goals, Diane showed us the house of our dreams on the very first day that we met. Based on the information that we had given her and the insight as to the kind of home we were looking for, she carefully hand-picked houses in the northern Virginia area that would suit our needs. Even though we were in a hurry, Diane escorted us through the closing process with ease and insight. We are so happy to be in our new home! Thank you Lewis Team!
Bob and Kia Barker
On another note, Kia and I both want you to know how much we appreciate your help and PATIENCE over the years. You have been wonderful. I know I can be a pain in the ass and get on anyone's nerves...you've been incredible and we are very lucky to have you as our agent. Same goes for Debbie...she has been amazing.
Nader and Gayle Balba
We had a wonderful experience finding our dream home with Diane and The Lewis Team. They are very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable about the area. We took our time searching for our home and never once felt pressured. We had many real-estate options in the current market and felt very confident in our choice. You will not regret your experience...
Diane Lewis and The Lewis Team have now sold two houses for me. l've also worked with them to buy a house. I couldn't have a higher opinion of their team. They make sure that every "I" is dotted and every "T" crossed in the contract, so that when it comes time to settle, there are no questions or concerns. When buying a house, they make sure that every deadline is met with respect to contingencies in the contract, relieving the buyer of that responsibility. When selling a house, Diane ensures that the buyer completes all required actions in a timely manner, once again , taking that worry away from the seller.
Diane will take a buyer to see as many homes as he/she needs to see, and even takes him/her back to that dream house in the pouring rain. Diane makes the process of looking for a home fun and provides very good advice. Once the decision to buy is under contract, Diane's team is great about supplying their buyers with referrals for appraisers, home inspectors, radon testers, and termite inspectors.
Diane and her team help the seller make the house look its best for showing it. Once again, the Lewis team will help the client find good painters, handymen, whatever is needed to get the house ready. The Lewis team is great about holding a brokers open house and open houses until the house is under contract.
All in all, working with the Lewis team and Diane is a total pleasure.
The Lewis Team patiently worked with us for almost 18 months as we searched with very specific criteria for the home of our dreams. They knew our neighborhoods, our likes and dislikes, even when and where to find us when there was a "must see now" home. Ultimately, they found us our dream home - before it went on the market and negotiated and closed the deal quickly and smoothly.
I now recommend them to friends regularly, and perhaps the best reason is that I can still hear Diane Lewis saying "I know you love this house, but you will be overpaying if you raise the offer, and I don't want you to make an emotional decision that's bad financially." She was right, and she's honest enough to tell you when you're wrong.
Sally and Tom Trimble
On very short notice, my wife and I transferred from San Diego to Washington, D.C. Diane Lewis and her team of professionals asked for our key preferences and assembled a list of 26 homes which we visited in three days. By the end of day three, we were on contract.
Diane Lewis and her team of professionals handled our short-notice, cross-country move flawlessly. By the end of day three, we were on contract!
Kelly and Jud Ryan
Diane always responded back to our questions / comments immediately and greatly simplified our home purchase process.
Martha and John Bilodeau
Communication…that is the key word that a realtor should understand and The Lewis Team knows it well. Whenever we called to ask to see a house for sale, we were instantly taken to see it. When we were going out of town and saw a home go on the market, Barbara previewed the house for us, emailed us that it was perfect and when we returned, we drove right from the airport, saw the home and bought it that night. Every day after the contract was written Barbara and her team would contact me with information or to just ask how we were doing. Buying and selling can be stressful, but they make it so easy. From the realtors to the office workers on The Lewis Team, they are the best in the business.
When working with The Lewis Team there are no problems, they find solutions to all issues that arise. They offer total piece of mind.
As a buyer in a difficult marketplace, I was smartly advised by The Lewis Team over an extended period of time. Their professionalism and thorough attention to my interests were invaluable in helping me acquire a very desirable home at a very desirable price.
From Our Sellers
Thanks very much for the successful marketing of our home. Selling real estate in the Mclean market can sometimes seem easy. It's simply a matter of listing the property and waiting for the offers. That certainly was not the case with our home.
Our property was a special challenge: an older home in a market demanding all the most modern features; an operating gas station as a neighbor; ongoing construction of a "Ronald McDonald"-style park with a 15 foot berm to the rear of the property; a deteriorating gravel driveway not owned by us; the neglected historic Langley Inn willed to a local school with an uncertain future on another side. Then add the burst of the real estate bubble and an owner demanding top dollar and you have the real estate marketing assignment from hell.
Ours was a complex marketing and negotiation assignment and we found that everyone on the Lewis Team has a PhD in tough real estate deals. We have had a long and productive relationship with the Lewis Team as both buyers and sellers and we have always found that the Lewis Team best understands the market, consistently provides reliable advice and always delivers solid results. All with a highly ethical, personal and charming touch that makes the Team a delight to deal with.
I consider Diane to be the best agent in Northern Virginia. She is calm, careful, extremely knowledgeable, and has a keen eye and understanding of value that makes her the best. Buying or selling homes is trying and stressful, and Diane saves you far more than the broker fee in my experience. When it gets down to the most crucial moments, and it always does get that way, she's the counselor you want and need. I've done two deals with her in the last few years, both very successful. I know almost every agent in the area from extensive interaction at open houses across the region, and I wouldn't work with anyone else. Ask any agent in town and they all know and like Diane, and they like to work with her because she's so nice and such a professional, and that helps too in any deal.
Diane is the best and I highly recommend her. As a commercial real estate professional I hold my standards extremely high for anyone that I hire in the space. Diane’s expertise in the DC metro is better than anyone that I have come across and she is definitely who you want representing you. Better yet she has an awesome personality and you will definitely have a new friend at the end of the process. Look no further.
Great agent, very easy to work with. Strong negotiation skills and thorough knowledge of the industry. I would highly recommend Diane as a buyers or sellers agent, as I have used her for both.
As an architect and builder of homes in the Northern Virginia area, I have worked with numerous real estate professionals. Rarely have I experienced the level of thoroughness and professionalism in the marketing and negotiations of a real estate transaction as I did when I recently sold my personal residence and was represented by Diane Lewis of The Lewis Team.
Her representation of my property was first class, and I was truly impressed with her follow up with prospective buyers and agents, and her communications with me during the process.
Largely due to Diane's outstanding marketing efforts on my behalf, my home had two serious prospective purchasers within days of listing, and a strong, ratified contract shortly thereafter.
I would not hesitate to engage Diane and her Team in any future sale of my property.
Devie and Bob Dragone
We loved what The Lewis Team and Diane Lewis were able to do for us! They gave us pragmatic advice on how best to prepare our home for sale in our market & this economy, provided referrals to hard-working high-integrity resources to expedite our preparation, and worked assiduously with us to market our home for a rapid sale at a good price! We never had to worry about follow-up or follow through! Diane has expert knowledge of what needs to happen, is very pro-active, and makes things happen! Selling a house is not always the best experience, but Diane made it one for us! We would highly recommend The Lewis Team, and Diane, to anyone who is thinking about selling a house: start early with this team!
Liz and Jim Bayless
We are so glad we chose The Lewis Team to sell our house. They did an excellent job on marketing materials, publicity, and open houses, but they truly exceeded our expectations in ways we hadn't thought about when we chose a listing agent. First, they handled the whole transaction like it was their own money instead of ours. From preparing the house to go on the market, to negotiating offers, to making needed repairs. The Lewis Team diligently sought solutions that would be the most cost-effective. Second, their attitude is "you don't have to worry about it; we'll take care of it." We had already moved halfway across the country, and The Lewis Team not only made sure the house was in good shape for showings, they even made appointments and met repairmen. Finally, The Lewis Team is truly a team. Diane worked hard every day for us, and when she took a short vacation, Barbara stepped in to handle some negotiations seamlessly. During the final stages, Debbie found a solution to every challenge and ensured everything turned out well. They are real professionals, and working with them was a pleasure from beginning to end.
Erin and Brad Clark
Loved working with The Lewis Team. Before putting our home on the market they had their stager come through our home and make a few changes that made a dramatic difference in the way it showed for selling purposes. We sold the home in just three days.
The Lewis Team was nothing buy outstanding in the sale of our large and unusual home. They came in with grace, confidence, a good eye for reading situations, and the utmost savvy and professionalism. The team had a can-do attitude to take a high-end property and deliver a sale in a competitive and difficult market. They put together a wonderful marketing brochure, held open houses, and did whatever was needed to make the sale! At every step of the way from listing our home to closing the deal The Lewis Team was professional, warm, great at the details and in every way made the experience one that was as stress free as it could possibly be! One of the very best decisions that we made in selling our home was to list it with The Lewis Team!
Mary and Mike Saxton
Our home was on the market for a long time with another agent. The Lewis Team presented us with a detailed analysis of the market and immediately sold our home.
Senator and Mrs. Judd Gregg
What is the best way to sell a home? Sell it before it goes on the market! The Lewis Team sold our home before it was even officially listed. Due to their extensive real estate network they were able to find the perfect buyer for our home without us having to endure numerous showings or open houses. It was a seamless, stress-free and easy process that produced all around great results for us in the sale of our home.
After living in my home for over twenty-seven years, I was, to say the least, overwhelmed with the thought of moving and selling my home. The Lewis Team came to my rescue and took care of everything from recommending moving companies to helping with inspections and minor repairs. And, the best thing of all, my home sold within days of signing the listing agreement with The Lewis Team. I went from being overwhelmed to knowing that the transaction was in good hands and that I would be supported throughout. I was extremely pleased with the service provided by The Lewis Team.