Testimonials

"When our plans came together to move to our retirement home, we knew there were many choices in finding the right real estate agent to sell our home. After a lenghty search with many interviews, Sam Mangrio became the obvious real estate agent for us.

In addtion to the personal character qualities of honesty, integrity and fortrightness, Sam was well tuned into the market and knew what it would take to find the right buyer with the right contract terms. He developed a marketing strategy that produced a high volume of potential buyers immddiately, and resulted with a sales price, contract, and terms that were very close to our best case scenario.

We would not hesitate for a second to hire Sam Mangrio if we needed his services as a real estate agent again. He has earned our highest recommendation. We were completely satisfied with his work as our agent and he even surpassed our expectations."

Jim and Anne R., Montclair
 
 
 
"Sam Mangrio is by far the best realtor in Virginia. He was  a tremendous help in finding us a home in the location that we desired. He was extremely professional in his approach from the beginning to the end. Most importantly, he put the needs of my family and myself first, before anything else. He was proactive with us and his communication skills were impeccable as he always kept us informed. Sam was a paragon of patience, especially considering how we were so unsure at many times throughout the process. He guided us with great strength and really helped us in finding the best home for us possible. I would refer Sam to anyone looking for a realtor in Virginia and am looking forward to working with him again to sell our old home!"
 
Aarti and Ashish S., Vienna  
 
 
 “Sam was an extraordinary realtor! He set the standard when it came to customer service, as there wasn’t a question that went unanswered!  Even now, two months after we bought our home, I emailed him a question about a document I received in the mail and he responded promptly with the information I needed!  Sam is by far the best realtor in Virginia; he went above and beyond my expectations and made my first home buying experience a wonderful one. Thank you, Sam!”
 
Charles and Autumn B., Bristow
 
 
"To the Managing Broker of Avery Hess Lake Ridge:
 
 Dear Ms Moyers,
 
Greetings from Wisconsin! We hope this letter finds you well. We wanted to take a moment to commend Avery Hess realtor, Mr. Sam Mangrio, for his outstanding professionalism and service he provided us during our recent relocation from Virginia to Wisconsin. As you are aware, we had our choice of real estate companies, and we chose Avery Hess because of Sam. On the day we interviewed prospective realtors, Sam was punctual and professional in all aspects. It was evident Sam had done his homework on our home and neighborhood. Sam had conducted a thorough market analysis and he devised and aggressive, yet realistic marketing plan to sell our home. Following our interview, we knew we had our realtor.
 
Sam was excellent to work with. Sam's warm personality encouraged us to contact him day or night if we had any concerns, and we did so on several occasions. From internet to physical advertising, Sam's marketing was top notch...and it paid off. Within 12 days of placing our home on the market, Sam delivered a very competitive offer from a solid buyer, which we ultimately accepted. As you know, market conditions for sellers were not ideal at the time we listed our home, yet Sam accomplished the successful sale. We want to commend Avery Hess Realtors, specifically, Sam Mangrio, for a job well done. We will recommend Sam Mangrio and Avery Hess Realtors to anyone in the Northern Virginia area looking to sell a home. Happy Holidays to You and Yours.
Sincerely,"
 
Brian and Maureen M., Wisconsin
 
 
"Sam is a consummate professional, and he is very knowledgeable about the local market. Our sale was very labor-intensive for Sam, because we were not in the area, but he handled all aspects of the transaction brilliantly."
 
Ken and Linda B., Springfield
 
 
"Sam is the definition of what a realtor should be! We just purchased our second home and Sam was not only extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, but he was also very passionate about making sure that his clients find the home that is right. He doesn't want to just sell houses and make deals, he wants to make sure his clients are delighted with their choice of home. He is an outstanding communicator. There was no doubt in my mind that Sam was looking out for our family's best interest when searching and negotiating our latest purchase. We have absolutely no buyers' remorse and we will definitely come to Sam next time we are ready to buy or sell."
 
Chrystal and Kingsley E., Edgewood Dr., Montclair
 
 
"Dear Sam,
 
Now that we have settled into our new home, we wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for being the realtor that you are. Your professionalism and expertise speak for themselves. We truly valued your honesty and opinion as we progressed through our search for the right home. From the very beginning, you made everything so easy and smooth for us; never pushing us to get the sale and always looking out for our best interest. When we needed to contact others in the home buying process, your recommendations were excellent. Your attention to detail, organizing inspections and keeping the owner of the property informed at every step was great.
 
Anyone looking for an honest and dedicated realtor with great contacts should go no further than you! It was our good fortune to have friends that recommended you and be assured that we will do the same with our family and friends. Your "customer first" and "can do" attitude are just fantastic and truly appreciated.
 
Thanks again Sam!"
 
Jerry and Joan M., Holleyside Dr., Montclair
 
 
"We were extremely pleased with our house hunting experience with Sam Mangrio. We found him very well versed in the real estate areas that fitted our needs. He is infinitely patient, always available, no pressure of any kind - and best of all, he is great company. We highly recommend him as a very knowledgeable realtor in the many aspects of purchasing a home. He is the one person we will contact for any of our real estate needs."
 
George and Diana D., Wiltshire Pl., Brittany
 
 
"I feel very fortunate that I was referred to Sam Mangrio when my wife and I relocated to the Northern Virginia area and decided to purchase our first home. Sam displayed the utmost professionalism, patience, and concern towards our real estate needs. His expert knowledge of the Norhtern Virginia market and genuine concern towards our best interest was very reassuring throughout the entire home buying process. Sam went above and beyond our expectations and we could not have been more pleased with the outcome. I would personally recommend Sam to anyone thinking about buying or selling a home, and will definitely request that he assists us in all of our real estate needs in the future."
 
Justin R., Abingdon Str., Arlington
 
 
"Working with Sam was a pleasure from beginning to end. He is very knowledgeable, patient and professional. As a first-time home buyer his help and advice was of great help for me throughout the home buying process."
 
Jon B., Inverchapel Rd., Springfield
 
 
"My husband and I have visited a number of properties looking for just the right community. We came across Sam Mangrio through another couple that was selling their home in the neighborhood we wanted to buy in. We called him that same day and he met with us that afternoon. We were immediately impressed with the calm, relaxed atmosphere that Sam created and maintained throughout our visit. We especially appreciate him getting to know us and our situation and gearing the orientation to our needs. Sam took the time to explain things to us and with the shaky market, gave us sound advice as to not fall prey to any pressures. Most importantly, he was honest and extremely knowledgeable about the area. After our visit, we felt as though we had not met just another realtor, but a friend."
 
Fran and Dave B., Lindenberry Ln., Montclair
 
 
"Sam worked extremely hard for our family in getting us into our new dream home. He made honest recommendations and suggestions while ensuring we were not rushed. Additionally, Sam is commited to assisting and ensuring we are comfortable AFTER the sale, by helping in any way he can. We are so pleased with his service that we have asked him to sell our former home too. We definitely recommend him to friends and family!"
 
Umit and Rabia H., Rutherford Dr, Woodbridge
 
 
"Sam you are a true professional, detail oriented, friendly, helpful, competent and a hard working person. Thank you for helping us sell our home. Because we had already moved into a new home, I wanted to sell as soon as possible and we couldn't have had a better agent representing us. You accommodated our schedule and promptly responded to questions and phone calls, gave us sound advice and guided us throughout the selling process. I feel you priced our house right and you had complete knowledge of the area. Some of my neighbors still cannot believe it all happened so fast especially in this market. It has been such a pleasure working with you and I would not hesitate one second to recommend you to anyone buying or selling their home. Whenever we wish to purchase or sell property again, Sam Mangrio is the first and only realtor we'll consult."
 
Fernando and Marina T., Cranberry Dr., Montclair 
 
 
"Pam and I worked for several years to sell our home in Northern Virginia. The economy was worse than it had been in recent history and  all the cards seemed to be stacked against us. We worked with several agents to determine what was the best price and method to market the house so we could achieve our goals. This was more than just a desire to leave the Northern Virginia area. Due to illness I was forced into retirement and the prognoses for recovery was not looking good.
 
When we met Sam I knew right away that if the house could be sold he would be the one to make it happen. Sam put our minds at ease and took over this tasking completely. Sam recommended a few things that would help show the house and bring the price we were hoping for. Even in this market, dominated with foreclosures and short sales, Sam managed to locate the perfect family for our home. Throughout the entire period that we had the home listed, Sam kept us informed as to what he was doing as well as to how the market was performing. Sam guided us through this experience and worked diligently with the other agents, appraisers, inspectors, as well as the legal team that helped us close this deal.
 
I am positive we would not have sold our home at the price or as quickly as we did, had we not had Sam representing us every step of the way. His honesty and respectful approach earned him our respect and gratitude. Thank you Sam for a job well done".
 
Edward and Pamela W., Woodbridge - "Retired and loving it!"
 
 
"Sam,
 
Thank you so much for all that you did in assisting me in my first home purchase. You were very informative and considerate to the needs and desires of my home search. I truly felt that you took my interests to heart and taught me a lot along the way. I really enjoyed the entire process as I found it to be fun and exciting, and you were a big part of that. You have a very professional, yet down to earth approach to real estate and that made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. Thank you so much for all that you did in assisting me in finding my first home.
 
Thanks,"
 
Justin K., Hunters Run Way, Gainesville
 
 
"When we were in the process of buying a house, we asked Sam to help us out. We were first time buyers so we had a lot of questions. His thoughtful, well-researched advice gave us an excellent understanding of the current real estate market and he guided us through several areas to consider before buying a house. Sam provided us an excellent service, he was extremely professional and highly knowledgeable. He had worked with us for countless hours until we found the right house. Sam is also very honest, courteous, and responds to any questions right away. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending his outstanding professional  service and caring approach. We thank you once again for your excellent service!"
 
Rose and Ferdinand L., Montclair 
 
 
“After interviewing several agents, I chose Sam Mangrio. I chose Sam because he is one the best listeners I have ever met.  He asked questions to better understand me and what I wanted in a house. We looked at a lot of houses.  Sam would see things in houses I would never have noticed. Sam was always positive and encouraged me to continue looking. "Things happen for a reason. You'll find the right house, John."
 
When it was time to make an offer, Sam walked me through the process.  He provided complimentary listings, made his recommendation and asked for my input. During the offer-counter offer process, Sam proved to be a very good negotiator. I was very happy to have Sam on my side. When our offer was accepted, Sam walked me through the entire process from inspection all the way to closing.  At closing, he asked pertinent questions.  After closing, he followed up with me to make sure all was well. 
 
I don't want to think about another move at this time. However, when that happens, Sam Mangrio is the agent I will use.
 
Thank you, Sam.”
 
John C., Stafford, VA
 
 
Dear Sam,
 
I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and spirit.
 
Deniz and I wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication during the process of buying our house. As you are aware, this was our first purchase and we had copious questions and hesitations. You are a fountain of information and helped us better understand the process from start to finish. We began our search for a home over a year ago and after numerous weekends spent together we found our home. During the process you gave us your personal opinion which was greatly appreciated. You became someone whose opinion we trust and respect. Since closing on the house you have continued to amaze us with your follow up and additional advice.
 
We have recommended you to our friends and family and will continue to do so without hesitation.
 
Sincerely,
 
Umit and Deniz B., Arlington
 
 
Hi Sam,
 
Just a short note to thank you a million times for helping to make our dream of owning a house come true. Thank you for taking us to the numerous homes before we could make a choice. Sometimes we looked at your face and all we saw was your broad smile with great patience in your eyes that gave us hope that we were going to get the home that we wanted soon. When we were just looking at a house as a whole, you were there paying attention to every detail as a professional would do in making sure that we got a proper home with no defects. Not to forget that your explanations were very clear which indicated that you were confident in all you said.
 
Thanks a lot,
 
Protus and Fatmata E., Stafford
 
 
Dear Sam,
 
Paul and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work and patience with the sale of our home. Although this move was one of the most difficult for us emotionally and presented some unique challanges, you were always a pleasure to work with. We appreciated your professionalism, honesty and sense of humor throughout the process. When it came time to negotiate we truly felt that you were on our side. We really do appreciate all you have done.
 
All our best,
 
Paul and Charlene L., Lynnwood, Lake Ridge
 
  
"My wife and I selected Sam Mangrio when the time came to sell our home and purchase a new one. We listed our home on a Saturday and by Sunday we were under contract at full price. Sam assisted through the entire process even meeting with the appraiser. My wife and I then decided to build a home in Stafford. Sam did an excellent job representing us and negotiated a fabulous deal with the builder! He took the time to explain the process of new construction as well as review the builder's documents and made certain everything was in order. My wife and I are very pleased with our new home and the great work Sam has done. We appreciate the time and effort that he spent helping us to find the perfect home for our family."
 
Guy and Liz S., Stafford
 
 
"My fiancee and I purchased a home through Sam Mangrio. Sam is sincerely the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with.We had tried a couple of random agents before, somehow finding him, and man do I wish we had found him a lot sooner. Sam worked with us for nearly three years, off-and-on, and never during that period did he make us feel pressured or rushed into a home. His insight and honesty with every home we looked at was genuine, and we could immediately tell that Sam had our best interest at heart. Sam will fight for you and your rights as a buyer, and I'm sure that he is equally hardnosed in the selling game. If anyone is in need of an agent, Sam is definitely the man! I've recommended his services to anyone that has told me they were in search of a home, because I can now say that my family has a wonderful new home all thanks to him."
 
Michael H., Lake Ridge
 
 
"Dear Sam,

I want to thank you for making the entire process of purchasing our first home an easy and enjoyable experience. My wife and I were nervous, since we were first time home buyers, but you took so much time explaining to us the ins and outs of buying a home. 
The moment we met I knew that you were an intelligent man who had been doing this for a long time. My wife and I trusted you immediately and that trust was reinforced every time we met. You were punctual upon every meeting and were always dressed professionally. It took seven months for us to find the right home and you were patient beyond belief during the process. During each walk-through you would inspect the home and let us know what to expect if we pursued it. We very much appreciated your knowledge.  Every week you would forward us new listings and narrowed down the ones based on our criteria. You were extremely organized which confirmed our faith in you. We not only trust you but thouroughly trust any contractors that you recommend. 
During the settlement, you made us feel comfortable and we were confident that if any issues were to arise, you would handle them with the care and professionalism you have displayed for the past seven months. 
We were fotunate to have you as our Realtor and we have the utmost respect for you. 
Sincerely,"

Todd and Adrienne L., Woodbridge
 
 
"I've done business with Sam for over five years now. He's been my realtor through two home purchases and one home sale. From sale to settlement, Sam is there every step of the way explaining every detail. Not only does he provide value-added advice and guidance when it comes to real estate, but he has an extensive network of professionals which has helped my wife and I tremendously. Sam is more than a realtor to us. He's a friend and a trusted advisor."

Gabe S., Aldie
 
 
"Sam, 

We were very impressed with how pleasant you were throughout the entire process. When we asked to see the house at the last minute you pulled through, and made it happen. We appreciate your recommendations for inspectors and repair companies, and the time you took to be available for those services. We were especially impressed with how you resolved the issues that arose at our final walk-through. We love our new home and neighborhood, and can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put into helping us get this house.

Respectfully,

Jeromy and Liz S., Gainesville
 
 
"Working with Sam on the purchase of our home was the easiest thing we've ever done! We found a house we wanted to tour and, after receiving a referral for him, called Sam up, and he dropped everything to show us the house that day. Just in speaking with him during the home tours, we could tell he is highly knowledgeable and thorough and we immediately felt comfortable with our decision to call him. Sam helped us present a reasonable offer the seller couldn't refuse and assisted us every step of the way during escrow. He was attentive, checked in with us often, and was a corteous representative during communications with the seller's agent. We couldn't be more impressed by his composure and his professionalism. The entire home buying process was easy, free of surprises and an exciting time. Just the way it should be. We thank Sam for that!

Jaime and Neil E., Montclair
 

"Sam, 

Thank you for all your help getting our house sold. Even though we were out of state, and our house was sitting vacant, we had confidence that it would be looked after. We appreciate all the advertising and open houses you did to get our house sold at a less than optimal time of year. Thank you also for taking the time and having patience so that we felt comfortable with the whole process. Best of luck. We would be happy to recommend your services to friends."

Eliza C., Montclair