“It's clear Greg is a conscientious person who wants his clients to be happy with their home. He assisted me with a rental 4 years ago and showed a great deal of patience in helping find what I needed in a very volatile market where properties were coming on and off the market with great speed. He was never discouraging and always had time to see additional properties. I remembered his kindness and professionalism and sincere desire to see that I was happy in my new home. That's why I selected him to assist with finding and purchasing my new home and I couldn't be happier with my realtor or my new place! I highly recommend Greg Hudgins!”
Ford Bowers, Fairfax (Buyer)
“Selling our house was not simply a business transaction for us. We were giving up the “home” we loved, so it was a very emotional experience, as well! Greg Hudgins understood this and often acted like a friend as much as a real estate agent. He showed care and concern from the first day to the last—always making our feelings and concerns his top priority. Greg continually went above and beyond to ensure we got an excellent financial result with minimal stress. He wanted what was best for us, and in doing so, only strengthened his growing reputation as a “go-to” real estate agent. He did everything you would expect a friend, as well as a real estate agent, to do – and more!
Greg also did this at the start of the pandemic when buyers were scared, the residential real estate transaction process was evolving quickly, and technology solutions had not yet been implemented for many aspects of the process. Additionally, while we live in Alexandria, a very active real estate market thanks in part to the new Amazon headquarters located nearby, we weren’t sure what to expect regarding buyers’ pricing expectations during the pandemic, and opening our house for viewing at this time became especially problematic. However, Greg had a solution for everything, constantly kept us informed, and was always available to answer questions. As a result, the sale of our house went more quickly and smoothly than we could have imagined!
• The house sold in one day, off market, for the asking price, $1.475M, with no contingencies. No open houses! No haggling over price! No stress!
• Although we had no contingencies, Greg took on additional responsibility multiple times to get the home ready for the new owner, including hiring vendors to open sealed windows, paint the garage, and remove anything that was not going to the new home. His cleaner “super cleaned” the house, and he had numerous picture hangers removed and walls patched and repainted. He even had a second painter redo the walls since the first one used different shades of paint. Again – all above and beyond -- and at minimal expense!
However, even Greg couldn’t control the economy, which was shutting down as the virus was getting more active—but he could influence the lending process! The buyer’s agent, a well-known and experienced agent in our area, informed Greg two weeks before settlement that the loan would not go through because the lender was having issues due to Covid repercussions. With everything on the line, Greg made one phone call to a self-funded lender, a long-time business resource, who was eager to make the loan based on Greg’s advice and the buyer’s good credit. This saved the transaction, and we closed only one week later. Greg was the hero of the day, and everyone was thrilled!
We all can’t thank Greg enough for minimizing the stress for us during such a difficult time. As the buyer’s agent stated in a recent third-party peer review, “Greg is an exceptional real estate agent … he truly cares about his clients and their best interests.” We certainly agree!
Kathi and Bill Menda, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“I had the choice of two brokers but was particularly impressed with Greg. He actively listened, continuously provided valuable and sage advice to better inform my decisions, developed and executed a flawless selling campaign, and was with me every step of the way. I could not have been happier, both in terms of the process and the results - those are directly attributable to Greg’s masterful planning and execution.
Greg was an incredibly helpful partner in planning/preparations for the sale, navigating and negotiating the sales process, representing my best interests, and wrapping up the process in record time. After all of the hard work by both us - me in terms of preparing the house, he in terms of developing and executing a well crafted sales campaign and negotiation process with the eventual buyer - the results were a house which only lasted two days on the market and sold for well above asking price with very favorable terms. I would most strongly recommend Greg to any potential buyer or seller - he turned a stressful process into a manageable and relatively painless experience. He earned my trust and confidence and the reward was a quick sale with a great outcome.
All of Greg’s personal attributes are his strengths. While this was a business or transactional process, Greg made every step of the way feel more like a personal relationship - giving of himself, sharing his recommendations and advice, always accessible. I walked away with a respected Friend, not just a business partner.
I have bought and sold many homes across the country - this sales experience was, by far, the most satisfying, least stressful one. Greg made everything easy for me - despite my job’s demands and the onset of COVID-19.”
Joshua Holtzman, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“We cannot say enough about our experience working with Greg to sell our home in Old Town, Alexandria. A trusted friend highly recommended Greg as having a wealth of experience representing buyers and sellers in our niche and competitive market, and he exceeded our expectations from the start.
Amazon's imminent invasion threw our local market into a frenzy, which, of course, was great for sellers like us. But setting a list price proved a bit of a challenge, given that the scale of disruption rendered data on past home sales less reliable and less reflective of the market we were in. Undeterred, Greg guided us through several considerations that helped us make an educated decision and pin down a number that ultimately attracted a wide swath of buyers without undervaluing our home.
If there is an "above and beyond" category, we would be remiss if we didn't provide at least one anecdote to demonstrate Greg's tenacity. We had just finished renovating much of the house, but one small yet consequential task remained to really ensure the house was ready to sell: fixing a metal step on our front porch. Our home sale was unexpected and hurried due to a job relocation, and we just couldn't get this fixed in time. Cue Greg. He knew that we had built a beautiful home but that it would all be for naught if we didn't fix this small defect that, unfortunately, would be the first thing that potentials buyers see when entering the home. We met Greg on a Monday, and he had a welder on our front porch by Friday, just in time for the rushed open house on Saturday.
In terms of responsiveness and communication, Greg answered at all hours. In terms of showing and presenting our house online, he spared no expense and used state-of-the-art tools to photograph and capture our home. As tenacious and experienced as he is polished and articulate, Greg is everything a discerning seller would want in a representative. His competence is evident upon first meeting, and we'd highly recommend him to any of our friends and family. And only results matter, the proof is in the pudding: Greg sold our house within two weeks of meeting us for 2.5% above asking, and our best offer came the first day it listed! ”
Gabe & Cecelia, Alexandria (Seller)
We just wanted to say thank you for all your help and guidance through the process of buying our first home! We definitely hit some lows and highs while searching for something that would work for us - losing out on one we thought was "it" and then stumbling upon the perfect house. And then the process of winning that house was quite the story in itself - contingencies, escalations, time deadlines, and trains to Philadelphia! Thank you again for your patience, your persistence, your availability, and your willingness to go above and beyond what we expected a realtor to do. We look forward to working with you again in the future, and will definitely tell any of our friends to give you a call when looking to buy a house.
The Barons - Falls Church, VA (Buyer)
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Greg. We were new to the area and were also dealing with the stress of buying from another state (Hawai’i). Greg was always available to answer our questions, despite the time differences, and he even blocked off an entire week to show us houses when we traveled to the National Capitol Region. We traveled all over Falls Church, Alexandria, and Arlington looking for our new home. It was tiresome but Greg’s relentlessness shined. He was incredibly efficient with the schedule and our precious time. He also gave us fantastic tours of the local area. Unfortunately, we didn’t find a home we loved during our week in northern Virginia, but it didn’t stop Greg. After our trip we went on multiple “Face Time” house tours... Greg in Virginia and ‘Team Boss’ in Hawai’i. We discovered our dream home and Greg expertly guided us towards a competitive offer, which was accepted within 24 hours.
We are incredibly thankful we found Greg and would recommend him to any/all of our friends and family. His integrity, grit, and knowledge are a fantastic resource for anyone in need of a real estate professional. ”
Lewis and Jessica Boss, Honolulu Hawai’i (Buyer)
“I met Greg through a business associate that highly recommended him for various unique real estate services that he provides. I was moving out of my home of 37 years and it required a lot of time and updating for today’s market. But first I wanted Greg to represent me in buying in a 55+ community that I had wanted to live since I had read about it. It is the Crest by Wegman’s in Alexandria. I asked Greg to research how I could buy there, which meant it would need to be built and I was buying from my impression of the model. As it turned out very quickly, I bought the first home to be built and Greg worked with me the entire 8-month period of construction. Greg not only met with the Developer and I every meeting but Greg helped me select all the finishes in the house as this is another skill set of his, he loves the design aspect and was quite good at helping me make decisions. I am in the home now and truly love it.
But while this was going on Greg was helping me get ready to sell my long-loved home. This took just about the same time frame of 8-10 months and it was a huge undertaking with 37 years of belongings in a large home. Greg has many very resources that were invaluable. One in particular, who helped remove truckloads of items I wanted to declutter; he came more than 4 times over the process as I did this in stages. In the interim, Greg wisely suggested that we gut all the baths as buyers like NEW and the house to be what he coined “barefoot ready”. He selected all the finishes, products and materials, even all the paint colors. The results were stunning and made a huge difference in the appearance and updating my home. I had begun to remodel the Kitchen a few years ago but Greg recommended additional updates, creating more of a peninsula, introducing a new Granite to compliment mine, recessed lighting, new pull hardware, etc. The results were also stunning. Along the way he brought in his Landscaper to help us prepare the exterior which was my love with this house, and a furniture painter as Greg was helping me update what to keep and not keep for my new Home. He even helped me buy new furniture and is still helping me well beyond the 2 home settlements.
I don’t know how I could have done all of this without Greg’s sage advice not to mention almost a year of his time, he was always there as needed. All the while we laughed all the way and he helped keep my wits and sanity about this huge endeavor. He also introduced me to many of his clients and took me to his other Listings as he was helping them in a similar way. I could not recommend Greg any higher than with as much praise as I have tried to share with this recommendation. You will love working with him, he makes this arduous undertaking a fun process. We’ve become quite good friends.
Patricia Dianne N (Seller)
“Greg went above and beyond in so many ways to ensure we had everything we needed to both sell our house and buy a new one - both in a very short timeframe. He was fast and efficient when handling all aspects of the process. He even connected us with great contractors for both houses needs and supported our efforts every step of the way. We are so thrilled with the smooth, quick process that allowed us to move into our dream home. ”
Josh & Kelly, Arlington (Buyer)
“Greg Hudgins guided me through every aspect of this sale and educated me in the process.
At our initial meeting, I knew that Greg Hudgins would do an outstanding job - and he did! He provided great advice about what needed to be done to get top dollar and sell my home in a timely manner. Throughout the process, Greg Hudgins was always available to answer any questions and his knowledge and expertise made the whole process quite easy.
This was the first home I have sold, so I had a lot of questions and concerns. Greg's approachable and respectful demeanor promoted honest and transparent discussions resulting in a high level of trust. Greg provided knowledgeable advice, while always empowering me as the seller to make the final decision. ”
Karla Finger, Arlington VA (Seller)
“Greg had assisted us with buying our house (our first house!) a couple of years prior and had kept in touch with us over the time we had owned it. He is a genuinely nice person and often showed his thoughtfulness; he would always call me on Mother's Day, he would text to see how our son was doing, and he even brought us a pecan pie around Thanksgiving. He knew the most about us and the house so it was an easy decision to call him to help us sell it. At the time we were planning to sell, I was 9 months pregnant with our second baby (and chasing a toddler around) so I needed all the help I could get. Greg helped to make sure it was staged properly (and decluttered from one little boy's toys!) for photos and was often texting/calling/stopping by to see how he could help. The photographs turned out beautifully and he planned an open house the first weekend it was on the market. Everything worked out in our favor because the house sold (for above asking!) in only 4 days after we listed it! Thanks Greg!”
Jayne Faul, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“I have purchased or sold 5 homes in the past 10 years and Greg made this experience the best one yet. In the fast-paced DC market, your realtor has to be on top of things. Greg's proactivity and energy put me at ease during this transaction, even when going up against a competing bid, which we beat despite being the lower offer. Greg recognizes the value of relationships in purchasing a home and his efforts to build rapport with the selling agent undoubtedly paid dividends from contract through closing! I will happily use Greg again when I buy/sell in a few years!”
Joe, Vienna (Buyer)
“Greg met with our entire family and we all agreed his integrity ,.directness and knowledge met all our concerns. The results met all our hopes.
There is nothing to complain about when you had very interested buyers before the home went on the market and sold a day after it did with the full asking price. Greg never had any doubts ,furthermore, the split level home sold for the best price ever in the Hayfield community.
Greg one of the best sales people we ever worked with and in the process we became sincere friends.”
Charles H senn, Midlothian, VA (Seller)
“Greg was very helpful in the purchase of our new home. Greg kept everyone on task, informed and in the loop from deposit to close, which was a total of 10 months. He was present at walk-through and helped us to follow through on pending items. Greg was very thorough and made sure we got answers to all of our questions, and managed all of our deadlines. It was nice to have his unwavering kindness and professionalism for this transaction.
Thank you Greg!”
Robin Kershner, Washington DC (Buyer)
“I am very grateful to Greg for making a stressful situation--the sale of my mother's condo while I placed her in a very expensive dementia-care facility--tolerable and efficient. I could not have gotten through this year without his considerate and attentive help and I am so incredibly relieved that the condo is now sold and the funds needed to pay for my mother's long-term care are now invested. ”
Claire Wills, Alexandria Virginia (Seller)
“Greg Hudgins' thorough knowledge of the sales area is truly an asset. He listened carefully to my specific home requirements and effectively matched those with market offerings. Even after the sale, he has continued to assist me with new home owner challenges, and this is one of many reasons I would recommend Greg Hudgins to potential buyers or sellers in the Washington area.”
Nancy Strickland, North Carolina (Buyer)
“This sale took place while we were living in Singapore and Greg did it all and managed it all for us - even though we were not there for any of it. He managed the offers and counter offers very well. It was all his responsibility to make things happen and he excelled at it. Thank you for your support, Greg! ”
“Greg helped us search for rentals one year, then Greg helped us buy the house, and based on such positive experiences before, of course we had him sell the house. He knew exactly what was needed, went above and beyond with his efforts, then sold the house faster than anticipated and above asking price! That speaks for itself I think, and it's the reason I'll be calling him next year when it's time for the next purchase.”
Jay, Alexandria (Seller)
“Greg Hudgins is an old friend who had assisted me with the rental of my property last year. When I decided to sell, it made sense to use him as my realtor. I've known Greg for over 25 years dating back to one of his previous lives as a commercial carpet rep. I knew Greg's work ethic, attention to detail and drive to succeed from completing several successful carpet installations with him. I especially valued his project management, people and sales skills and his belief in doing things the right way. I trusted Greg and knew I was in good hands.
So here we were decades later working together again on a project of a different sort...the sale of my home. Only this project was complicated by the fact that I was not physically in VA during the sale process. To his credit and my everlasting appreciation, Greg handled everything for me from A to Z: pricing, negotiations, overseeing repairs, finding and hiring contractors, selling furniture, arranging movers and cleaners and following up on a myriad of details around the inspection and closing. I am sure he got more than he bargained for and things turned out to be much more time consuming than he expected, but he never complained. He stayed the course and always kept me completely informed via email and phone. Greg went the extra mile to make the sale happen and saved me from having to re-locate back to VA to manage things. I know Greg was dealing with other clients at the same time, but he always made me feel like I was the only one he had to pay attention to. I could not have asked for a more conscientious or better realtor.
Greg's dealings with the new buyers, their realtor, contractors, furniture purchasers, the title company, etc. were all exemplary. He is the consummate professional and I always felt like he represented me well.
Thanks to Greg I had a full price offer within several hours of my house posting on MLS. What is not to like? Greg helped me determine the asking price and spruce up the house before it went on the market. He had a great handle on what people are looking for and their hot buttons. He managed not only the spruce up but also the majority of the repairs that had to be done in response to the inspection report. He also took it upon himself to help me sell all the furnishings left in the house. He posted pictures online, met with potential buyers and ultimately arranged for the entire house to be cleared out by the closing date. That was certainly above and beyond the call of duty. Greg is by far a full service realtor extraordinaire. I can't say enough good things about him and would highly recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling a home. Trust me. You won't be sorry.”
Judy D, Avon, CO (Seller)