Easy peasey lemon squeezy! That's how our experience was with The Billups Team when they agreed to help us sell our home of 22 years. They were kind and understanding, patient and professional, efficient and very helpful from beginning to end. We had a signed contract in 2 days of listing and sailed through settlement without a hitch. We highly recommend Dave and Virginia and couldn't be happier as we take off for our retirement home with no stress from what we thought would be a stressful event. Their years of experience make them experts in their field. Thanks Dave and Virginia.
The Billups are an outstanding and professional real estate team. Virginia has the design acumen, muscle and photographic talent that helped sell my home. She rolled up her sleeves and moved furniture, organized bookshelves and "staged"/photographed each room of our house. The home looked like something out of Better Homes and Gardens when we were finished. David expertly, and calmly, handled all the financial matters and negotiations, not wasting any time in moving forward all aspects of an offer/inspections and closure. They listened to my concerns, accommodated my requests and worked wonderfully together! I highly recommend them as an outstanding real estate team!
My whole family has used Dave and Virginia Billups multiple times over the years for services. We would not go anywhere else. They are so professional and friendly and so very knowledgable with any area of concern and any part of the process of selling or buying a home. They go the extra mile to make sure you are totally happy with the process and the outcome of the sale. You get their personal touch from all the experience they have over the years of selling . They know what to do and when to do it for the best outcome of selling your home and or buying a home. They are the perfect husband and wife team.
Repeat clients of David & Virginia. We first met Virginia at an Open House in Fairfax Station in the Crosspointe Community. Virginia was the most knowledgable Realtor that we had met in this community. We met David shortly afterward and immediately began working with them exclusively. The ultimate professionals, they took care to learn about our family and our desires and requirements for our new home. Never pushing us toward the higher priced homes in the area to pad their commission, they would only take us to homes that met our needs and were within the guidelines that we had discussed with them. David and Virginia worked with us tirelessly for several months to find our home sometimes devoting entire weekends showing us homes and educating us about the local area. After a lot of searching and patience on their part, we found a wonderful home, in a great neighborhood, and outstanding school for our children.
Well, as things usually go for us, we found ourselves moving out of the area about five years later. We did not hesitate to let David and Virginia know that we wanted to work with them again, this time on the selling side. Both of them have a keen eye for detail and great ideas on how to prepare a home for the market. Virginia spent numerous hours helping us stage our home only using the furniture that we already had. Their knowledge of the market and current decorating trends ensured that our home showed well and brought top dollar. The only downside was that David and Virginia sold our home so fast (one day on the MLS) that we had to make an offer on another home relier than we thought we would! Not a bad problem to have!
In short, David & Virginia are consummate professionals and the most knowledgable Realtors in the Fairfax County area that we know! I will gladly recommend to all my friends and co-workers in need of the services of true real estate professionals, seek out and use the services of the Billups Team!
I could not be happier with the way David & Virginia handled the sale of our home. Our recent divorce made the task of selling our home a bigger challenge than most. David & Virginia demonstrated true professionalism both with their knowledge of real estate and their understanding of our emotions and what we were both going through during this process. Thank you both for all you did!
David and Virginia Clark-Billups are an outstanding team of real estate professionals. I have worked with them three times, selling two homes and buying another, and they have been excellent. They really know what buyers are looking for and go above and beyond to help you prepare your home for sale, sell it for top dollar, and move the process forward. Having the team approach is really helpful because one of them is always available to address any situation or complication that may arise during the process. Highly ethical, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable, never too busy to address your questions and overall a smooth experience. If I ever have real estate needs in NoVa in the future I would not hesitate to work with them again
Dave and Virginia are the best real estate team you could possibly ask for. From preparation and staging of the house, to Internet marketing materials, to assessment of the local market trends, to negotiation of terms of sale, and on through closing, they were on their game and totally responsive to our questions and needs. Given their impeccable staging of the home, wise counsel on updates needed, and perfect presentation of the home for online viewing, our house was literally sold before the first couple walked through the door to set eyes on the house. We couldn't be more pleased with their service, and highly recommend their services to anyone selling their home. We would also recommend their services to homebuyers as well; their thorough research and critical eye is certain to benefit any homebuyer.
B & J Cummings
Excellent advice from beginning to end. Helped educate. Very knowledgeable of market conditions and price. Pleasant to work with and always up on the status of the process. Results oriented. David was always available to us whenever we needed him day or night. Helped us on our negotiations that got us exactly what we wanted in this sale. One of his most significant strengths is anticipating the customer's needs.
We did some research online for a real estate agent, and we feel very fortunate that we found Dave and Virginia Billups to help with both purchasing and selling a home in Northern Virginia. We were drawn to their services since they have decades of experience and work as a two-person team without handing customers off to associates. Dave and Virginia worked hard for us and professionally responded to our questions, handled the paperwork processes in a timely fashion, and were resourceful for financing and household maintenance concerns. But most importantly, their negotiation skills helped us acquire our dream home.
Alice & Bern
I couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent than Virginia. She was patient, attentive and extremely knowledgeable. She truly understood our needs and worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect house for our family. I would not hesitate to recommend her in the future.
If you need a good realtor, you will be well served by our agents, David & Virginia. We had attempted to sell our home last year using another agent who did not get our home sold. When we called on David & Virginia, we received more than we could have imagined in personal attention to the details of selling our home. Surprisingly, they did not ask us to drop our asking price. Instead, they emphasized the importance of thoroughly staging our home. In fact, they spent three days with us moving furniture around and putting a lot of items in storage. It was exhausting work, but the results really did make a difference in how our home appealed to the public.
They scheduled several open house events that were advertised heavily which brought more people through our home in the first two weekends than had seen our home during the entire time with the other realtor. When we received an offer on our house, we felt that their guidance through the negotiation process was excellent.
What we discover from our experience with selling our home is that good agents can make a big difference. We found that big difference with David & Virginia.
Hea Jung Juon
I could not be happier with my decision to list my house with Virginia and David Billups. From the moment I called to discuss the possibility of listing my house this spring, they have been nothing but helpful, professional and always available, as I have worked my way through the process of preparing the house, listing the house, and selling the house.
Since I am relatively unfamiliar with the business of selling a house, I was grateful for the knowledge and experience both David and Virginia brought to the table. Virginia took us to see comparable houses on the market and brought in listings in the area to help me determine the best listing price for my house. She then gave me expert advice about what I needed to do to get my house ready for the market. We walked from room to room discussing what changes should be made to get the house in the best possible shape for selling. When I asked for help with landscaping ideas, she gave me the names of prospective landscapers who might be able to help. The people she recommended were wonderful! I have even hired the landscaper to do work at my new residence. After the open house was scheduled, Virginia spent almost 5 days staging the house, working her way from room to room as she carefully arranged furniture, added wall decorations and rugs and completely transformed the entire house into a showplace.
After the open house, when several offers were on the table, David took the reins on completing the sale of the house. Since several buyers had made over the asking offers, David carefully explained the advantages and disadvantages of each offer on the table. He helped me narrow the offers down to the best three, and then he called to discuss one offer with the buyer’s agent. He was able to get us the very best offer possible. I was thrilled with the final offer and felt David had been superior in handling the situation.
I would have absolutely no reservations about using David and Virginia again if I am ever ready to buy or sell a house. Both bring unique strengths to the business that complement each other, and result in a complete package when looking for real estate agents. In my opinion, they are some of the best around, and I am very satisfied with the work they have done for me.
Life is not always planned and when opportunity knocks with the sale or potential purchase of a house, it is important to seek knowledgeable and professional people like Virginia Clark-Billups and David Billups of Long and Foster Realtors. Moving from our home of 19 years was not an easy decision, however the Billups’ years of experience in the real estate business, their market place expertise and their ability to respond to the many needs of clients like ourselves made our decision to move easier and less stressful. Both Virginia and David exceeded our expectations and assisted us to make a thoughtful and meaningful decision while seeking a new and wonderful opportunity for our family. Many thanks to the Billups Team!
Liz and Don Bradsher
When selling our home due to a work relocation, we knew we needed to partner with a realtor who could manage the complexities of relocation but who also knew the local market and had a track record of success. Choosing David & Virginia was the easiest choice we have ever made. They were able to analyze the appropriate market strategy, help to get our home in tip-top shape and guide us through each step of the home sale process. We were delighted when we received multiple offers and once again, David & Virginia’s depth of experience helped us to sell our home quickly and for the price we had hoped for. The Billups Team truly goes above and beyond to make each phase manageable and stress free. We plan to recommend David & Virginia to our friends in the area and are grateful to them for their guidance, professionalism and support.
Listing our home with the Billups Team was our #1 decision in 2012. For starters, they know the market and are extremely rooted in the Crosspointe neighborhood. But more importantly, they are the complete package with a hands-on approach from start to finish. Having made four moves with the military in the past eight years, we’ve never experienced such a positive relationship with our listing agent as we did with the Billups team. While some realtors take the “list it and wait” approach, both Virginia and David were totally committed to putting in the hard work themselves: they staged our home beautifully and created a quality virtual tour, impressive color photo flyer, and high volume open house. They really set the stage for a great outcome and worked tirelessly to see it through. Ultimately, their expertise, persistence, and aggressive approach resulted in a full price offer after just four days on the market. In this tough real estate market, one needs an edge: the Billups team is that edge.
Melissa and Dave Mihocko
When it was time to sell our home, we asked David & Virginia (The Billups Team) to make it happen. Our experience with this Crosspointe power couple has been fabulous from day one. During our first meeting they gave us a check list of steps to take to get our home ready and recommended contractors who proved to be excellent. We had heard through other neighbors that David & Virginia staged homes for their clients but could not have imagined how resourceful and creative their talents are. These guys spent hours rearranging rooms, furniture, rugs, even books to get our home just right. The results were fabulous! We were also impressed with the quality of their marketing material, internet exposure and open house promotion. Most important, David & Virginia are sold on Crosspointe. They are original Crosspointe owners with a deep network of friends in the community and when they talk about living in Crosspointe, their enthusiasm shows. Thank you guys for a job well done!
Glenn & Suzanne Keller
We are so grateful to the Billups Team for introducing us to Crosspointe. David and Virginia’s stories of how much they have enjoyed raising their son Clark in this community helped Kimberly and me choose Crosspointe when we purchased our new home. As we push our newborn son’s stroller around the neighborhood, we remember how Virginia had emphasized the value of Crosspointe’s sidewalks.
But that is only half of the story. Before we purchased our Crosspointe home, we had two homes that needed to be sold during a time when many homes were simply not selling. David and Virginia took a hands-on-approach with the task of preparing both of our homes for sale. As a result of their staging and marketing skills, the Billups Team had our homes sold in less than two weeks! Thanks to David and Virginia, we were spared what could have been a very stressful process.
Nick & Kimberly Salameh