I am so thankful that I had Kristen Burns for my agent. The way she handled selling my mother's condo showed her empathy, knowledge, experience and resilience. Kristen's marketing strategies, negotiation skills and attention to details ensured the process was a lucrative one for us. She was always available, quick to get back to me. Kristen rose above every situation and delivered the best results. She was patient with us, explaining the settlement process when circumstances warranted and set our minds at ease.
The buyers agent presented several finicky issues, but with Kristen's excellent negotiation skills, knowledge and ability to handle difficult situations, she came up with acceptable solutions for all parties involved.
Settlement process went well once the buyer's mortgage company finally approved the loan. We could not be happier we chose Kristen as she exceeded our every expectation. We will definitely refer Kristen to our friends, family and colleagues who need real estate assistance in the future.”
Diana Shelton, Dumfries, VA 22025 (Seller)
“Kristin was top notch. She became a trusted advisor and I trusted her judgement, confidence and competence completely in what was required to sell my home....and the result was the proof that she did what she said she could do. I Thank you Kristin and am now a walking advertisement for you. ”
Larry Hammack, Dumfries, Virginia (Seller)
“Kristin was a top notch sales agent, with a ton of experience in the realtor market. She was able to answer any question we had and address all of our concerns. Top notch sales team working with Kristin ”
Wayne Johnson, Alexandria (Seller)
“We found Kristin Burns on Angie's List and called her because she had great reviews. From the moment we began communicating with her, we knew she was the agent for us based on her clear communication, her sincerity in listening to our needs, and her knowledge of the market and the area. We couldn't have been more pleased with Kristin and how she handled our sale.
We living outside the country while selling the house. We had renters who had a complex move-out situation and a serious medical procedure right as we received an offer. Kristin responded to all these challenges with patience and professionalism...they didn't phase her and she overcame each of them. Not to mention she had to deal with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 restrictions.
From the our first call all the way to closing, Kristin was the ideal agent. She listened to our needs, provided us with a comprehensive market analysis, helped us price the house properly, created a masterful marketing plan, guided us through the offer process, and got the house sold in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. We've dealt with three other agents on past houses...Kristin was by far the best agent we've worked with. We give her our very highest recommendation.”
Brandon Wilkerson, Viera, Florida (Seller)
“Kristin is an outstanding agent! She came to our first meeting with the recent homes sales, data on pricing our house, and a timeline to get our house on the market. And she also had a great list of local contractors who she's had a good experience with for use to use.
Kristin emphasized that the sooner we could get our house ready, the better because there were very few houses available in our price range, so we really pushed to get our house ready. Kristin had the photographer come on Tuesday, our house went live online on Thursday, we had 18 showings and six offers by Sunday evening! Outstanding - all thanks to Kristen's knowledge and planning.
We've told our neighbors when they want to sell their house they need to call Kristin!”
Mike Otterblad (Seller)
“Kristin Burns is the best real estate agent that I have ever used through multiple home sales and purchases. She is friendly, helpful and gives excellent advice. She has been my advocate through each purchase/sale to make sure that my interests are well represented. I highly recommend her to all my friends and neighbors!”
jB Hess Woodbridge, VA (Seller)
“Kristin did a great job helping my family with the sale of my sisters home. She was knowledgeable and professional. She was very familiar with the area and knew how to price the home to sell. I highly recommend her and would use her as my realtor again! ”
Ginny, Dumfries, VA (Seller)
“Kristin listened to and met all my needs in selling my home. She held my interest at heart so that I didn’t have to worry. She is the perfect combination of a knowledgeable, talented agent, and a great person!”
Katrina Best - Woodbridge (Seller)
“Kristin was highly knowledgeable in the area we were looking and helped guide us all the way. I knew I could trust her judgement when we toured a few houses that maybe weren't quite the right ones. We waited as she advised us and found a house that is absolutely perfect for us! She was great at communicating with us and other realtors to find out the information we needed and secure the deal we got on our house. I would highly recommend her to anyone, and if we ever move, we will go back to working with her again. It was an absolute pleasure working with Kristin.”
Will, Montclair (Buyer)
“Kristen’s vast real estate experience, ability to deal with others, negotiating skills and even temperament were of a huge benefit when purchasing our new home. In addition, she was able to design a computer program specifically to our specifications that notified us immediately of any home that came on the market fitting our criteria ( in our case, within 15 mins. of our daughter). She came with us to the writing of the contract, walk thru, and settlement. As this was the fourth home we have purchased, we are experienced home buyers. My husband and I were so glad that we decided to use Kristen for the purchase of our new home.
Kristen is great! We would highly recommend her to first and many time home buyers.”
Susan and Gary Clay (Buyer)
“Kristin pays attention to details and always ensured our best interest was priority!”
Mark and Robin Kuschel (Buyer)
“Kristin was a true pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell property in the area!!”
Russell, Manassas (Seller)
“Kristin was absolutely the best realtor we could ask for! Her market analysis was spot on, which helped accurately price our home. She provided instruction on what we needed to do in preparation for our home to go on the market. She provided feedback and weekly updates. We received 3 offers and her assessment of all Offers were detailed and helped us make an informed decision. The entire process was the best ever!”
Mark and Robin Kuschel, Dumfries VA (Seller)
“I presented Kristin with her “challenge of the year.” But, as soon as I met her, I knew she was the right person to help me sell my house. …she makes you feel like you have known her years. Talented & special! If you have a house to sell, she can do it.
I needed to sell my older house, AND had a location disadvantage, AND had to delay the process due to storm damage, AND I had minimal funds for upgrades. With a great sense for material & labor costs, she guided me, established priorities to refresh the house, AND stayed within my budget.
Attentive to detail, she made recommendations for painting rooms & cabinets, & changing fixtures & carpeting. She knows exactly what it takes…to market the house. She has an excellent team of vendors… painting, carpeting, flooring, staging, cleaning, etc. …& she works extremely well with them. She stayed on top of progress, called to get status, to update plans & encourage me.
Experience & good sense for pricing sets her apart. Had a good feel for location concern & factored it in to pricing. She does thorough research: her predictions about seasonal changes & market trends were spot on. Continued to do market analysis with a fresh set of eyes perspective, for list price adjustment needs. She thinks outside the box: held a “brokers open.” She tabulated feedback from 15-20 agents…& proposed options to get the house sold. Looked at comps repeatedly & …went to see them to learn from them. Called all agents for input after showings. Worked closely with me on pricing & coordinating offers. I had great confidence in her judgement, & buffering my want to get top dollar…then, pricing it to get it sold. Excellent strategist through the offer/closing/settlement process.
She thrives with a challenge, sets the right priorities, & comes up with the right answers. Kristin helped me stay confident & patient through the whole process. Always supportive & encouraging, she is such a pleasure to work with. She obviously loves what she does, and she is so good at it. I continued to be impressed & satisfied with her suggestions & persistence. No matter what, she doesn’t give up. She has a busy life but, she was never out of touch personally, by phone or email. And she was responsive!
One in a million, Kristin is awesome! “The realtor you choose matters. Most transactions have issues. Who you tackle those issues with matters.” If you have a house to sell, Kristin Burns is the right realtor to sell it. ”
Bernie Wawrzeniak, Burke, VA (Seller)
“Kristin Burns provided superb service in the marketing and sale of our home. As out-of-state owners for a property that had been rented for 15 years, Kristin understood the unique challenges of selling our home. She provided expert advice on the repairs and improvements that were needed to improve the appearance and effectively market our home. In addition to helping us determine the improvements that would provide the most “bang-for-the-buck”, she also helped identify local contractors to do the work. When the house inspection identified some additional repairs necessary, Kristin contacted local contractors to do the work and managed the projects to completion. Kristin kept us up-to-date with details of each house showing as well as the status of other house sales in the local area. When we had multiple offers, Kristin helped us to finalize an offer above asking price. She also communicated directly with the VA Appraiser by providing him relevant “comps” to ensure our house would appraise at the sale price. As a result, our home sold at an historical high price for the neighborhood. We couldn’t be happier with Kristin’s service and would gladly provide our highest recommendation to future home-buyers. We now consider Kristin as a life-long friend. ”
Tom and Diane Bouthiller (Seller)
“Kristin took the time to listen and work with us; we had a specific timeline that could have adversely impacted her ability to sell our home. She took that in stride and our home was sold within days of listing. She explained all processes very well and was available via either text or phone at all times. We enjoyed working with Kristin; she made what could have been a very stressful move so much easier. We would recommend Kristin to all our friends.”
L. Willis, Woodbridge (Seller)
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Kristin. Selling a home is extremely stressful. Kristin made the whole process easy and was there every step of the way to answer our questions. She was always helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. Our house was under contract within days and we got 13k over our asking price! ”
LM, Lake Ridge (Seller)
“We cannot recommend Kristin enough! We were renting and found out (unexpectedly) our landlord was selling the house we lived in, so were on a tight time frame to look for a place to buy. Kristin gave us options for lenders, was thorough in all her searches, really listened to what we had to work with (and what we needed), and helped us win the contract to our new home that beat out several other offers. The process of buying a home is stressful and can be crazy, but none of that was ever because of Kristin - if anything, she helped mitigate as much of that as possible. We will sing her praises forever! ”
Becky and Ben Shaw, Woodbridge (Buyer)
“Kristin was AMAZING! She showed up at our house with a book explaining the market in our neighborhood with our home’s info already plugged in. She explained what to expect and gave us “homework” so she could better represent our home. She was so detail oriented and kept us completely informed. She responded to every text and phone call immediately. Her kindness and confidence were so appreciated. She had us hold on until we got what we were asking and didn’t settle for the lower bids that came in first. She’s truly a pro!!!!
The brochures she printed for our home were GORGEOUS! My daughter and I looked through the pages and were blown away! We joked that we wanted to buy the house in the pictures!!! From her suggestions of colors to paint our walls and the stager’s furniture and art choices, our house looked catalog worthy!!! Kristin gave us a checklist to use throughout the whole process so we always knew what came next. Her signage and print work can only be described as classy. Then during our closing she was bummed we didn’t have her favorite attorney from her title company — which is mind boggling because the lawyer we were assigned was blown away with Kristin’s work. I couldn’t help but wonder why THIS guy wasn’t her favorite since he thought she was the cat’s meow. He couldn’t believe what she got for our home during the current market. He couldn’t believe she got the people we were buying from to cover our closing costs given the market. He was blown away we were moving into our new home with $12,000 in equity from the start. I knew Kristin was good, but this guy who understood the markets better than I ever could was blown away by what she did for us. She’s the BEST!!!
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe our experience with Kristin. From selling our home to buying our new home, she was the consummate professional. And as if she hadn’t already bent over backwards to help us sell our last house and buy this current one, we walked into our new home with her and she had a really beautiful basket filled with super thoughtful house-warming gifts. I will suggest her to everyone I know looking to buy or sell their homes! You can’t beat Kristin’s warmness, work ethic or results!!!! She is truly THE BEST!!!!
They always had what we needed when we needed it. They were friendly and welcoming. Great group of people!!!
You can’t do better than Kristin!!!”
Eileen Warner, Dumfries (Seller)
“I chose Kristin primarily because of her frank, no-nonsense, direct, honest approach to the activity at hand. She was CLEARLY an expert; experienced, intelligent, professional, direct, and had a plan and track record. She has/had a process to sell my home. She knew her business and clearly studied and took very seriously one of the most important transactions of our lives. I had complete confidence that, with her, we'd get the very best deal on our house. I chose her over another agent with a lower commission, because I was confident she was THAT good.
Her service/input/advice on what needed/didn't need to be done to/with the property to prepare to list it, the process of handing home viewing by prospects, decisions on interim offers, and the review and decision of what offer to select was simply exceptional. She KNOWS her business and I was absolutely confident that we should do everything she suggested, just as she suggested.
Christine Gable was the only other staff with which I worked and she was simply exceptional as well. VERY organized and efficient. Those two seem to make and outstanding team. VERY pleased with them both...”
Kevin & Jeri Holland, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“Kristin Burns sold my parent's home and helped me buy the home I just sold 11 years ago. My parents home sold in 13 days and she helped me navigate through 5 offers to make a successful offer on a foreclosure at the bottom of the housing market in 2008. So when it was time to sell that home, Kristin was my first and only call. I moved to New York City before my home went on the market, so Kristin and her team stepped in to help with many things small and large since I was not local (i.e. re-installing blinds that were broken by housecleaners, letting in contractors for various inspections/repairs, etc...). I had peace of mind based on my established relationship with Kristin. Once on the market, my home got over 30 showings, 8 offers and was under contract in 4 days. She helped me navigate the home inspection process and subsequent repairs and closed in 30 days. Throughout the process, Kristin was always available, patient and helpful. If you're looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable agent who gets great results, Kristin Burns is who you want. ”
Kristen, Virginia (Seller)
“When it came time to sell our father's home due to his age and health, we knew it was going to be an undertaking. Our father had been receiving flyers with Kristin Burns information on them for some time, and she was located in the same neighborhood as dad. We reached out to her and immediately were impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and how down to earth and genuine she was. As we were located on the west coast, Kristin was able to coordinate other services for us such as inspections, painters and remodel contractors and a chimney service. She made the entire process so easy and it was a huge relief to our family to have someone of her talent and character on our side to help with this process. We are just so thrilled to have worked Kristin and would heartily recommend her to anyone. She is a true professional and made us feel confident every step of the way. ”
Jeff Wheat, Tacoma Washington (Seller)
“I was very happy with the job that Kristin did. I depended on her advice throughout the sale of my home.
Patricia Hann, Alexandria, VA (Seller)
“Kristin was the most prepared, knowledgeable, professional agent we could ask for. She came highly recommended by a trusted friend and she exceeded our wildest expectations. She communicates effectively and in a timely manner; she provides useful insights for preparing a home for the market; she knows her business better than the competition. While other properties languished on the market due to improper pricing or poor marketing, ours sold in days.... twice! When our first buyer struggled with financing, Kristin was a passionate advocate for our cause while also showing compassion and grace to the struggling buyer. Her superior approach, detailed plan, and expansive market knowledge combined with class and integrity make her, in our view, tops in her field. ”
Peter and Sheri Jones, Woodbridge, VA (Seller)
“Outstanding realtor who knows the business and delivers the results.
Very Professional and very knowledgeable!!”
Rick Nealis, Dumfries, Virginia (Seller)