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Heather is an extremely courteous and professional agent who helped us navigate the home buying process to ensure we got the best home for us.

She promptly answered all our questions along the way, and had many good resources and references for all of our needs (for example, she helped us identify local utilities and gave us a great recommendation for an inspector). We were involved in a contentious negotiation for a home, and she helped us make the right decision for us, which involved walking away and starting over with a new search. She went right back to work finding more homes and we ended up finding our perfect home, that we liked far better than the one before. We bought a high-value home, and I would recommend Heather for buyers looking for homes in any location or price range in Northern Virginia. I had complete faith and trust in Heather every step of the way.

Jill Davenport

We highly recommend Heather!

Patient beyond expectation through a lengthy and grueling cross-country move for this military family that included a new baby and four animals. Coming in from out of town, she set three full days of showings for us over a weekend, and conducted numerous video showings when we weren’t able to be in town. Showings were sequenced for efficiency, with requisite materials prepped for each showing. Heather was willing to keep at any pace that we wanted and was unhesitating in traveling to meet us. She was particularly keen on the VA loan process and implications. We submitted offers on two homes prior to the one we settled on. Finally, her trove of reliable local contacts allowed us a starting point for shopping related services necessary throughout the process. An easy recommendation for us.

Lindsay Williams

Heather went above and beyond in helping us find a home in Fairfax County's 2021 market.

She was quick to respond to messages and had a list of excellent contacts which helped us build our real estate team. Over the span of two months she showed roughly 25 homes and assisted in putting together offers and developing the best approach for success. This year's market was particularly tough, but Heather remained motivated which helped us to remain positive throughout our search. We would strongly recommend Heather and would use her again for our real estate needs.

Corinne Williams Benoit

We have had the pleasure of Heather acting, at different times, as both our buying and selling agent.

As a buyers agent she listened carefully to our desired criteria for a home and using her knowledge of the area quickly zeroed in on what we wanted. She was a stellar negotiator and patiently navigated us through our home buying process-answering all our questions along the way. Years later we contacted Heather to sell our home after finding out we were moving. Again she put our mind at ease during a chaotic time in our lives. Heather's expertise and attention to detail helped us during a successful transition in our lives. We followed her advice on what needed to be done before listing and she was able to sell our house in record time - and for above asking. Would not hesitate to recommend Heather Raph!!

Becca D.

Heather did an excellent job from start to finish.

I would say that she was excellent in all facets of her craft, but most importantly she was unbelievably responsive. Looking back, I think she responded the same day every time I reached out. I often heard back within minutes of contacting her. In an area where real estate sells quickly, that time was valuable. I would recommend Heather to anyone without reservation. Her responsiveness, knowledge of the area, and ability to predict potential areas of concern make Heather Raph the agent to have in your corner.

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Heather is an extremely courteous and professional agent who helped us navigate the home buying process to ensure we got the best home for us.

She promptly answered all our questions along the way, and had many good resources and references for all of our needs (for example, she helped us identify local utilities and gave us a great recommendation for an inspector). We were involved in a contentious negotiation for a home, and she helped us make the right decision for us, which involved walking away and starting over with a new search. She went right back to work finding more homes and we ended up finding our perfect home, that we liked far better than the one before. We bought a high-value home, and I would recommend Heather for buyers looking for homes in any location or price range in Northern Virginia. I had complete faith and trust in Heather every step of the way.

Jill D.

We love love loved working with Heather.

We are a military family and had several stops and starts and hiccups in our home buying process due to the inconsistent schedule that comes with being a military family. Heather was there and supportive through all of it. We had a few close calls and homes that we wanted that fell through because of things beyond our control but Heather helped us to keep a positive attitude and keep going to find a home that fit our needs. We were out of the area during our home search and Heather worked so hard going to so many showings, taking tons of pictures and videos to make sure we were comfortable buying a home sight unseen. The market moves so quick here and she was ready at the drop of a hat to go see a home we were interested in so that we wouldn't miss out. We found a home we love and that's all thanks to Heather! While we hope to be settled for awhile, when the time comes to be ready to move on we'd be more than happy to work with Heather again.

Katie Logan

Heather made the home buying process so easy!

Carmela V Mitchell

Heather did an excellent job from start to finish.

I would say that she was excellent in all facets of her craft, but most importantly she was unbelievably responsive. Looking back, I think she responded the same day every time I reached out. I often heard back within minutes of contacting her. In an area where real estate sells quickly, that time was valuable.I would recommend Heather to anyone without reservation. Her responsiveness, knowledge of the area, and ability to predict potential areas of concern make Heather Raph the agent to have in your corner.

Jim McMahon

We found Heather Raph after our on line search.

She was simply great with us from start to finish. She sold our house in the Northern Virginia while leading us through negotiations. She ran multiple open houses and always was there on time and keeping us informed. And, she represented us when we bought our new Condo in Loudon County. Our new house search was tough in a lean market, and honestly we were not in a hurry. But she traveled all over 4 counties with us on our buying search including a few gravel roads in Winchester, where I had to take my Grand Cherokee. When we went out of state in Maryland, she made sure we had a professional representative to take care of us there. We closed our old house in e few short weeks and closed on our new house one week later. The first closing date was at the buyers request to allow them time to PCS in. Heather is from a military family and knows what active duty and retirees like us need. She has a team of people she trusts to support her, and us. It includes has a strong real-estate team, and also KEY connections like: firms for closing, out and in, getting tough questions answered on issues like well inspections, scheduling house inspection professionals, steering us to shredding and hazardous household waste disposal, getting us radon remediation at the last minute, and emergency washer dryer removal during closing. All of which happened to us. In short, she is agile, and professional from start to finish. We will be using her again on our second purchase coming up in a few months. So whether you are a military family or not, Heather Raph is strongly recommended by this family. She's a competent, trustworthy, and fun person.

John S.

Heather is awesome!

She is attentive, responsive, and thorough. She took the time to really understand our needs and what we were looking for. This was our second time with Heather as our agent, so clearly we love working with her! 10/10 would recommend!

Kylenn Criste

My wife and I were first time buyers and did not know what to expect.

But Mrs. Heather made us feel really comfortable with the entire process. Everything we were looking for in a house she did her best in helping us find it which lead us to our current home that we are extremely happy with. She took really good care of us like we were family and made sure that any new information she received on houses that fit our criteria we received. I would highly recommend Mrs. Heather for anyone looking to buy a home whether you are a first time buyer or not.

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Heather Raph went above and beyond our expectations with the sale of our home.

She came to us with a clear selling strategy and after the weekend we went on the market, we had multiple offers and ended up selling our home for $60K over asking. We walked away from the deal feeling like we got every penny we could out of our home. I strongly recommend using Heather to sell your home!

Adam Thompson

As first time home buyers, Heather made us feel very comfortable from day one.

She took the time to listen to what we wanted in a home, and was very patient when touring houses. We were in a rush, and her organization helped us to narrow down our choices quickly. Her responsiveness was vital for us getting this home, as our contract was in within hours of seeing the property. Even after we closed on our house, she remained involved in finalizing HOA procedures and communicating with the selling agent. Her professionalism and genuineness made her extremely easy to work with! Thanks Heather!

Kylenn C.

Heather was absolutely amazing in so many ways throughout our home buying process.

We got started looking for a home a year before we ultimately closed, and Heather helped us figure out our needs/interests, narrow down our options, and ultimately commit to a new construction condo. Then, as we went through dealing with the builder, construction delays, inspections, mortgage application, etc., Heather provided us with excellent guidance and always had our back. We were first time buyers and had a lot to learn about all of the moving parts. It was always clear that Heather cared first and foremost about us, and it was so reassuring to know that she was watching out for us throughout the entire buying process. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking to buy in NoVa.

Rajit K.

Heather was a consummate professional through the entire homebuyers' experience.

The market was absolutely crazy, but Heather patiently and calmly waited when she needed to wait, nudged when she needed to nudge, and advised when she needed to advise. One the end, she helped us locate, secure, and purchase the perfect house for us, in a location that worked for us as well. Thanks so much, Heather!!

Bryan Shaw

Heather Raph is an excellent realtor who is very professional, responsive, and communicative.

She is a great listener who will determine what you want most out of your experience with her, and will offer her professional opinion in a way that is helpful, and never pushy. We wanted to get our house on the market quickly due to a cross-country move. We had little time to prepare our home for market and were a little concerned about the summer slow-down. Heather reassured us with her understanding of the local real estate market, what buyers want, and her willingness to work within our limited, and initially, confusing timeline. Heather did the research, provided us with different perspectives on what might work for the market, but of course, ultimately left it up to us to make a choice we were comfortable with. Heather did a thorough job in marketing our home, from coming soon announcements to open house, and had great pictures and videos taken. Heather also kept in close contact with us, letting us know immediately any changes in status, as well as handling the process digitally when possible, which was beneficial since we were still living in a hotel at the time. She worked well with us, negotiated strongly for us, and handled various issues that arose quickly. Despite being across the country, her handling of things made it feel like she was down the street. Our home was under contract in about a week and went to closing in less than 30 days after contract. Heather Raph is very personable, dedicated, and knowledgeable and has a strong work ethic. I would recommend her without hesitation, and would love to work with her again if we are buying or selling a home.

Christine M.

Heather is a transparent, trustworthy and efficient real estate agent.

We worked with Heather previously, before finally buying a home when searching for a condominium. Heather listened to our input then and we knew we could trust her recommendations. Our home buying experience was no different - she provided local market expertise navigating our family through the first time home buying process and strategically negotiated our position with the seller, culminating in what was a value added transaction for everyone involved. The real estate industry needs more advocates like Heather. We could not be more satisfied with her work and involvement in the end to end buying process. She was always prompt in answering our questions. We confidently recommend Heather to friends and acquaintances seeking such professionalism!

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Heather Raph is an excellent realtor who is very professional, responsive, and communicative.

She is a great listener who will determine what you want most out of your experience with her, and will offer her professional opinion in a way that is helpful, and never pushy.We wanted to get our house on the market quickly due to a cross-country move. We had little time to prepare our home for market and were a little concerned about the summer slow-down. Heather reassured us with her understanding of the local real estate market, what buyers want, and her willingness to work within our limited, and initially, confusing timeline.Heather did the research, provided us with different perspectives on what might work for the market, but of course, ultimately left it up to us to make a choice we were comfortable with.Heather did a thorough job in marketing our home, from coming soon announcements to open house, and had great pictures and videos taken.Heather also kept in close contact with us, letting us know immediately any changes in status, as well as handling the process digitally when possible, which was beneficial since we were still living in a hotel at the time. She worked well with us, negotiated strongly for us, and handled various issues that arose quickly. Despite being across the country, her handling of things made it feel like she was down the street.Our home was under contract in about a week and went to closing in less than 30 days after contract.Heather Raph is very personable, dedicated, and knowledgeable and has a strong work ethic. I would recommend her without hesitation, and would love to work with her again if we are buying or selling a home.

Christine Mahoney

I was a first time home owner and new to the state, and Heather was such a great agent!

She was very quick to respond to any questions I had both early in the morning and late at night. She helped me understand different Virginia housing policies. Since I am only 24, I was working with a budget and Heather made sure to find listings that were within my price range and met all of my requirements. She never tried to press me on my range nor show me listings outside of what I was comfortable with. She helped me in my purchase of a condo, and it was a really great experience working with her! I would definitely work with Heather again for any buying or selling of property!

Gabrielle Briones

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Heather.

My husband and I were relocating for work, and I had two days to find a house. TWO DAYS. In an overinflated market. By myself. In a completely unfamiliar area of the country. Needless to say, I was beyond stressed. Heather came recommended to me by a friend, and I am truly grateful I was able to connect with her! She worked with me extensively before my trip up so we could find houses we could go see based on what our family needs were. When it came time to go house hunting, she was exceptionally prepared, she listened to everything I gave her for feedback, altered the lists based on what we liked and didn't like, and she was incredibly kind and patient. She's very knowledgeable about the area, and she gave us great advice. Because of her, the process became much less stressful, and we found a great home! She was with us 10000% every step of the way (even handling a remote closing and answering questions at all hours of the day!). Heather is wonderful, and I would recommend her to anyone!

Kate Harris

Heather has been amazing.

She helped us buy this home (our first) a few years ago and now she helped us sell it as we moved out of state. The whole process was smooth and Heather was super responsive, caring, and knowledgeable. I can’t recommend her enough!

Rajit Kapur

10/10- WOULD recommend!

We were referred to Heather by a friend and words cannot express how grateful we are for that! My husband and I were first time homebuyers and were relocating with the Navy and Heather made the whole home buying process SO easy. She was well-prepared with all the info on the properties that she showed us. She was excellent at communicating with us and making sure that all of our questions and/or concerns were answered. From day one to closing day, she was in constant communication and she made us feel like we were her top priority. We could not recommend her enough and are already planning to use her whenever it comes time to move again or sell our home in the future. We enjoyed working with her so much that we were sad to say goodbye once we closed on our home! If you are looking for a Realtor, look no further, Heather is the best in the business! :)

Karina Guerrero

She was great and went out of her way to get things fixed (after getting under contract).

Mary Nolin

My family and I are very pleased from the real estate services Heather provided to us.

We appreciated her extensive knowledge and her resourcefulness. She was amazing and very helpful. She was available for phone calls and emails, she was always willing to provide us with an additional information and extensive explanation. She follows up thoroughly; she was on top of things. We didn't worry about missing a deadline by having her as our realtor. Our expectations were exceeded as she managed to organize and recommend other companies and services that would be beneficial in our real estate transaction. She recommended to us a great home inspection company as well. She followed up with our settlement company, and with our lender proactively. We were blessed having Heather as our real estate agent. We love our new home. Thank you, dear Heather!

Liliya K.

I have the highest trust in Heather’s professionalism, expertise, and values.

Having her working with me on my late mom’s house is a huge relief because I know everything will be done in exactly the right way. Thanks.

Sharen Sheehan

Patient beyond expectation through a lengthy and grueling cross-country move for this military family that included a new baby and four animals.

Coming in from out of town, she set three full days of showings for us over a weekend, and conducted numerous video showings when we weren’t able to be in town. Showings were sequenced for efficiency, with requisite materials prepped for each showing. Heather was willing to keep at any pace that we wanted and was unhesitating in traveling to meet us. She was particularly keen on the VA loan process and implications. We submitted offers on two homes prior to the one we settled on. Finally, her trove of reliable local contacts allowed us a starting point for shopping related services necessary throughout the process. An easy recommendation for us.

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