Over the last couple of years, I have completed 4 personal real estate transactions with Ira and I have also worked with him and his clients on many other projects through my company. He has always gone over and above what it takes to make the deal work smoothly and as easily as possible for his clients. In some cases, he even personally delivered documents or checks to make sure they were there quickly to keep us on schedule for closing. In one case, I wanted to give up on one transaction because of the selling side, but he made sure it happened and it turned out well in the end. I would highly recommend Ira to any of my friends and colleagues… and I have already!
In the past year I bought one home, sold it, and bought another home. All three times I turned to the warm and professional staff of the Hersh Group, and they worked hard to make each transaction as advantageous and smooth as possible. The team is so good-natured and accommodating, consistently going out of their way to ensure a successful purchase/sale. In addition, they made sure that I had everything I needed and helped me in numerous ways, such as giving me rides to and from settlements, providing helpful information about neighborhoods and parking, and putting me in contact with contractors who could skillfully and reasonably perform work. The team works together so well that I have come to think of them as a family, and I will most definitely be using them in the future.
I met Ira when I first moved to DC in 2000. I was told he would find me the perfect place and he did…three times! I have owned and sold three houses in DC all with Ira and Company at my side advising me and making sure every step of the purchase and sale was done right. I just sold my last house at the end of 2009. The economy did not make it easy but Ira knew exactly how to market the house and get it sold. He helped me through every step of the process despite the fact that I was often out of the country and hard to reach. Everyone else was saying houses weren’t selling and if you were lucky enough to sell, you were not going to make any money on the sale. Ira never doubted but never made overblown promises. He kept me on a steady course and encouraged me by constantly working to make sure he was marketing the house correctly. In the end, the house sold, I did not lose money, and The Hersh Group once again proved they are the best realtors in the DC area.
I would recommend Ira in a heartbeat and welcome any calls or e-mails for a reference! He clearly knows this city, the real estate market, property history/information, and he has an excellent working relationship with the other local agents, all valuable resources in buying my new home in DC. This home purchase was a positive experience all around and I feel fortunate to have had Ira working on my behalf in this process.
Katie is an awesome real estate agent and we are so happy to have worked with her to buy our first home. She is smart, responsive, an excellent communicator, knowledgeable about the local market and calm under pressure – not to mention she is just a pleasure to be around. She made the first-time home-buying process easy for us and helped mitigate some stressful situations. She also referred us to an outstanding mortgage broker, home inspector and closing company – we are really grateful for all of her support and advice. We’d highly recommend working with her whether you’re buying or selling your home.
The Hersh Group was great. They know the market, they went out of their way to help us and we liked working with them. This was our first time buying a house and despite our best effort to be educated consumers, there was so much we didn’t know. Ira answered all our questions, listened, and when we needed it, gave good advice. With all that is involved in buying a house, we are very happy that we worked with such good people.
Ira’s hands-on advice and strong knowledge of the community proved invaluable to both the purchase of our new home and sale of our previous residence. The team’s diligence, care and availability were greatly appreciated.
In a few weeks, Ira did what a team of psychiatrists working with real estate agents around the clock couldn’t do. He learned about our family’s widely different tastes and requirements and found the houses that suited all of us perfectly – the perfect amount of space, arrangement of rooms for parents, baby and guests, separate home office, parking, great kitchen, and fantastic neighborhood with minimum commute to work within our budget.
I have worked with Katie on two sale and three purchases. She is a consummate professional and I recommend her for your home buying or selling needs! Even after the purchase she acts as a local expert and can refer to various contractors and help you figure of local officials to call if there are issues.