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!
Lisa is fantastic to work with. She has a thorough knowledge of the market and various areas in and around DC, is very accessible and responsive, and has great judgment. She goes out of her way to accommodate her clients, and actually led me to the perfect house in the area where I didn’t know I actually wanted to live by listening to my comments and questions as we viewed properties in the areas I had chosen. Plus, she is fun to work with! I highly recommend her!
I cannot emphasize enough what a superior job Lisa did for us. We sold two town houses in Foggy Bottom, three years apart. We live in New York and Lisa took care of all the complex details including renovation and staging. Even after the closing she reminded me to take care of post sale details that I might have forgotten. She was on site when necessary, followed through thoroughly an expertly. She guided us through every part of the process, offering suggestions and giving clear pros and cons when decisions had to be made. She was never overbearing or overwhelming, just quietly confident and clear. I would not only recommend her highly; if you were a friend or a relative I would insist you use her.
Lisa and her colleagues helped me sell my beloved 1923 rowhouse in Mt. Pleasant. I made the decision to sell somewhat hurriedly, with less than optimum timing for getting it on the market during the best sales season. But with Lisa's help I got it all fixed up so that it sold quickly and for what I considered an amazing price. She kept me focused on the business aspects of the process, while being understanding of my sentimental feelings as only the second owner of the house. I wanted the house to be in top shape for the next owner (and of course that helped the sale process), and Lisa had all the necessary contacts to accomplish that as quickly as possible -- contractor, painter, appliance purchase and installation, cleaners, staging; it looked fabulous! She very carefully priced the house and managed the bidding process to take advantage of the hot Mt. Pleasant market. As a result, it sold right away with multiple bids. I was extremely happy with the entire process and outcome.
I have worked with Ira and Katie since 2011. My first experience was amazing as we spent the day looking at condos and by the end of the day we had a contract on a condo in Columbia Heights - the fastest process ever. Again in 2016, we worked together to find our next home. This time it took longer, but they were great and patient. After seeing 70 properties and losing bids on several, we finally found a place in Adams Morgan. When we decided to sell in 2018, they helped us find contractors to do some remodeling and staging for the sell. The results were fantastic and the sale went super smooth. This relationship has transitioned from a business to a personal relationship, and we cannot imagine working with anyone else for buying or selling a property.
I've used Ira twice in the past nine years, to buy and to sell my condo. He is a fantastic realtor - his knowledge of the local DC market is unsurpassed and his customer service is outstanding. It took me almost a whole year to find the right condo in DC. Ira spent so much time and effort over that year helping be, but never once gave up or lost patience. When I was relocated overseas late last year for work and wanted to sell my condo, I of course went to Ira. He took care of everything from start to finish - I never had to worry once, even though I was on the other side of the globe. All of his advice was spot on, from doing minor renovations, to the listing price, to the staging. Thanks to him, we got an incredible offer on the first weekend. I highly, highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the DC region!
I had a fantastic experience working with Ira. I was looking at both townhouses and condominiums, and he was knowledgeable and well-versed in both. He has a fantastic understanding of the marketplace coming from years of experience, and we routinely interacted with agents who knew and trusted Ira from past transactions. He is also exceptionally kind and thoughtful on a personal level – the kind of person whom you want on your side when making an important decision like buying a home.
Absolutely professional: a wonderful, helpful team who did everything to make our home as appealing as possible on the market, while suggesting exactly the right sale price. The service was great, and Ira and Lisa are lovely humans, outrageously generous with their time (and their patience). We have recommended them to everybody we know.
My wife and I recently purchased our home thanks to Ira Hersh. Ira was everything you could want in a real estate agent. He was reliable, patient, knowledgeable, and a trusted advisor throughout the process. We must have visited +30 homes before choosing the one. We never felt pressured. His over 20 years of experience and market knowledge enabled us to snag our dream home in the hot DC market. Thank you, Ira!
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.
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.
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