Michelle is honest, hard-working, knowledgeable, and professional. Working with Michelle as a buyer's or seller's agent is a terrific value, and I can't imagine buying or selling a home with someone else. We recently bought a home, and Michelle was an invaluable partner in that effort. She is tremendously knowledgeable about the Arlington market, and also well connected. She was patient and empathetic in understanding our needs and timeline, so she would know what to look for. She gave us an opportunity to meet with a builder who was just getting started on a new home that may have met our needs, an opportunity we just wouldn't have had with another agent. When we found the home we ultimately purchased, she offered us a very detailed assessment of the property, and incredibly, predicted the price the home would sell for within two thousand dollars. Her insight enabled us to make a compelling offer that our sellers accepted, amid a field of six competitive offers. Simply put, she helped us buy our dream home!
Michelle was equally invaluable as a seller's agent. We were challenged with whipping our property into shape in a very short time frame. Michelle marshaled all of the people we would need to make this happen: general contractors, painters, cleaners, and a home stylist. She worked with us on our budget, enabling us to maximize the value from our investment. She hustled to get all of this done quickly, and she put herself on the hook to coordinate the entire effort. The results were amazing, she sold our home in a single day, for well above list price, and with very favorable terms. We were simply amazed with the results she delivered. Finally, we just really enjoyed working with Michelle. She made a very stressful process easy. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else on a real estate transaction in the DC area!
Josh and Danielle Blanchard
We loved Michelle so much we used her twice in two years! When we moved back to the DC area, we were in a time crunch and needed to find a wonderful home to bring our newborn twins to. She found us the perfect neighborhood, a great street (I never new how important great neighbors could be), and an absolutely perfect home for our family. Her mix of market knowledge, deep understanding of the neighborhoods themselves, mixed with her discerning eye for a quality home were exactly what we needed. While we were disappointed to have to sell the house after a work relocation, we knew we'd be in great hands with Michelle. She was able to deliver within 5 days and get us 7 bids! She helped us work through the best offers, always with a constant eye on our priorities. We'd be thrilled to use her again.
Tony and Christine Clapsis
Michelle made our home purchase and sale experiences a breeze, offering expert guidance and informed perspective every step of the way. She took the time to listen and really understand our preferences. She was decisive when the situation required it. Plus, she's a lovely person and we really enjoyed working with her.
Don and Christy Cole
It would be an understatement to say that Michelle Sagatov exceeded every high expectation we had. Working with her was the best decision we could have made for our buying/selling process. Not only did she understand the nuances of the Arlington market and our needs as an LGBTQ family seeking a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, but she was also incredibly patient, responsive, and flexible with us as we sorted through our list of priorities and needs. When we were ready to make an offer on a house, her local relationships and personal outreach to all players helped us hit every milestone and negotiate a contract with which we were incredibly happy. Further, her professional support and the Washington Fine Properties framework was essential to our process, as we adjusted quickly from our purchase to selling our house. We had an ambitious timeline to keep expenses associated with holding two mortgages down in the interim process, and Michelle helped us understand what we needed to do, was available to fill in when we were unavailable, and coordinated a team to stage and create a beautiful digital footprint to advertise our home. Additionally, her strategy for pricing and accepting contracts for our home was pitch perfect, as was her follow through in working with the buyer's agent, the lending team, and the assessment and home inspection appointments. In a very competitive market, we got a beautiful new home for what we feel was a great price AND we sold our previous home in a fast turnaround for the high end of what we hoped we would receive. Without hesitation, we happily offer the highest commendation and endorsement of Michelle Sagatov and her services.
Mrs. K. Hamm
Best experience ever! Michelle knows the local market better than anyone in the DC area. She prepared us and our home in expert fashion and took away all of the stress of selling our home! We received multiple offers at or above ask price, within hours of our house going on the market, and were able to settle quickly without any hassle! Michelle really takes a personal interest in every client, and she has helped us with every major home decision in the past 10 years.
Matt and Ashley Leonard
Michelle was, from start to finish, AMAZING! She worked diligently to sell my house. Her marketing plan was spot-on. She was available any time I had a question. My sale was not easy — had to sell as a result of a divorce — but Michelle was masterful at dealing with me and my ex. I would hire her again, again and again. She's the best!
I contacted Michelle after getting her information from a friend, whose family had known Michelle for years and who had recently worked with Michelle in purchasing her first condo. I feel so lucky to have worked with her! She and I toured several homes together, and her intuition on which were a good fit for me were spot on. She was both honest and very responsive. She provided reassurance at times in the process when I became nervous (this was my first home-buying experience). She was incredibly knowledgeable and helped me get a great deal on a place that I now reside in and love. I would highly recommend her!
Working with Michelle was tremendous. All my questions were answered. At all times during the process, I felt confident and informed. Michelle treated me as an adult while taking care of my needs as her client. I highly recommend Michelle as an agent, whether you are buying or selling.
Michelle is everything you could ever want in a realtor. She helped us purchase our current home and sell our previous home, and the entire experience could not have gone any better! Michelle is extremely knowledgeable, savvy, aggressive, and a genuinely nice and fun person to work with. She knows the local market inside and out. During our search for a new home her knowledge about home construction really paid off and Michelle was able to alert us to potential issues with some homes that we would never have spotted on our own. During our sale, Michelle helped us stage our home in a way that was appealing but also very manageable to live in during showings. She is extremely well connected and was able to get us into see houses that were not yet on the market, and and help us find the best contractors and quick estimates on a moments notice. She is also diligent and aggressive — during our home sale the buyer had a problem with their bank during closing, and it was Michelle who saved the day with her hard work to make sure the deal was closed. We strongly recommend Michelle to anyone!
Michelle Sagatov has the wonderful ability to really listen to her clients' needs and articulate how to make it happen. She is honest in her answers and gives details of how to make your sale possible.
Michelle was recommended to us by a local friend when we moved to the DC area. We had already been doing our own research online before we moved and wanted to find a place fairly quickly, so we would not have to stay in corporate housing any longer than necessary. We gave her a list of wants in a house, describing all that was important to us. Michelle would send us daily lists of houses that were available that fit our description and asked us to rate separately. She would then schedule home visits. All of her selections were very close to what we were looking for. However, the house we were extremely interested in, which we saw online before ever moving to DC, had been taken off the market. It had gone unsold for over six months. Michelle convinced the sellers and their realtor to relist it so we could take a tour. They would only do so if they thought we were extremely serious, which we were. We loved it, but were limited in the max offer we could make. Michelle convinced the seller to accept our max offer, and we were able to close on the house one month after we closed on the sale of our house in Chicago. Michelle also put us in touch with a fantastic broker and also an extremely good inspector. Just a fantastic experience from beginning to end working with Michelle, and we would recommend her to anyone.
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle to sell our previous home and buy our current home. I cannot say enough about Michelle's knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and overall professionalism with both transactions, she is truly a "class act." Michelle lays out a plan for you, has recommendations for all contractors that need to be involved, and executes the plan smoothly while meeting all deadlines. She is personally involved every step of the way and has been available to us for all questions that we have had even a year after the purchase of our new home. If we are looking for a hardworking top-notch realtor Michelle is your girl!
Terrence and Cara Kee
Michelle helped us through the whole process of selling our condo and purchasing a house within the past year. From our initial meeting with her she was able to lay out a plan that got us the maximum value for our unit and also located a great home that met all of our asks. Throughout the whole process she was knowledgeable, quick to respond, and had answers to all of our questions. Michelle provided additional help above and beyond what we expected when she helped conduct due diligence on the seller of the house, including looking into previous renovations and sales and customer satisfaction. Working with Michelle was a great experience from day one through closing on our home.
We could not have asked for a better realtor! Michelle helped us sell our previous home at asking price and was extremely helpful in buying our current house. Michelle is very detail-oriented, goal- driven and fun to work with! She is extremely knowledge. We highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
Sara and Tobias Arff
My wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Michelle as our realtor on multiple occasions. She helped us find a great starter house in Vienna, VA, several years ago and recently helped us sell that house and upgrade to a larger house within the area, due to our growing family. Michelle and her team were able to sell our house within six days after multiple offers and above the asking price!!! Michelle’s professionalism and expertise in the Northern Virginia area provided us with a great home, in a great community, with great schools for our kids. She always had our best interests in mind while selling our house and also while helping find a new house.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
Michelle Sagatov makes things happen. When we decided to relocate to northern Virginia from out of state, Michelle not only found the perfect home for us but expertly navigated a multiple-offer situation allowing us to buy our home sight-unseen! Two years later we are still thrilled with our home, our location, and our investment. We remain grateful for the personalized and professional service we received from Michelle.
Mr. and Mrs. Markowski
Michelle has worked with multiple members of my family as well as many of our family friends. Her work ethic and professionalism as well as superb negotiating skills resulted in all of us selling current properties and finding homes that we loved in our preferred neighborhoods. Her response to calls and turnaround time is amazing. Personally, I was purchasing a home alone and was surprised at the difference in the market from my old neighborhood. She was able to steer me to areas where I would feel safe and financially comfortable. She was extremely patient, as my search took several months. I would recommend Michelle to anyone I know.
Mrs. Claudia Laughlin
We used Michelle for the purchase of our previous home, the later sale of that home, and the purchase of our current home. We bought each house for less than list price, and sold our previous home for over list price. Michelle was helpful and responsive at each stage of the experience, and she helped negotiate with both the sellers and buyers of our homes when issues came up. We have recommended her to our friends, and will continue to do so.
Cheryl and Evan Deichert