Terry Belt & The Belt Team

27 years of work experience
Keller Williams Realty
6820 Elm Street #100
McLean, VA, 22101
(703) 242-3975

Ratings & reviews (77)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/07/2014
jagelosa
Helped me buy home
My husband and I had a very positive experience with the Belt Team - specifically with Kevin Kleifges, our agent. We were new to the area and did not have an agent to work with. We met numerous agents at open houses over the course of a couple of months until we met Kevin and felt that he was a great fit for us - professional, knowledgeable on the neighborhoods we were looking at and a good listener (not trying to push us into homes above our budget or not a good fit for us). He was patient and reliable throughout the entire process of finding our new home. Kevin was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend him and the Belt Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2014
bobgadd1
Listed and sold a home
The Belt Team, with Gail Belt and Ann Page in the lead, and Patty Schuebel and many other outstanding folks on the Belt Team in the background, performed an absolutely difficult and herculean accomplishment in closing for us the sale of a corporate office suite asset at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive in Reston Virginia this past May. Normally a property of this nature, during the real estate market at the time, might have taken much more that a year to conclude, we were told, but these marvelous ladies and their support associates accomplished the task in just over six months. The sale was part of an estate liquidation operation which had many complications. They were undaunted in their assignment. I initially contacted Gail at Keller Williams because she had served as our family real estate expert for over 20 years, and at least six successful residential and commercial transactions, much to our great mutual benefit. For this commercial requirement, however, Gail teamed with Ann Page which certainly proved to be an extremely winning combination. The difficulty in closing on this Reston property can only be appreciated by experts. They made it happen after many long, late, and overtime hours when others probably could not have done so. I cannot provide a stronger or more positive recommendation for these ladies than to propose that in my estimation they should be identified as the Magic Real Estate Team of the Year! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
07/02/2014
SallyLaBonte
Helped me buy and sell homes
the listing was handled very well and Patty and the team made a great brochure. We were able to get advice on the 2 offers we received the first day and make a good move. They also helped us with the paperwork for our unlisted purchase of a home. Thanks!
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2014
mpdenney466
Listed and sold a home
From the moment we began working with Kevin to the day we closed, he was amazingly dedicated, impressively knowledgeable and truly a pleasure to work with. He was also patient and adept at coaching us through our various thought processes, supportive of our viewpoints and delicately contributing his superior industry knowledge to the decision. We had some substantial challenges in getting the house in listing condition under extreme time pressure. He recommended resources and helped us work with those resources, which really saved the day several times. During the final stretch dealing with the buyer's proposal, he was instrumental in coming up with solutions to satisfy both parties. We sold the house quickly and for a price that we were very happy with. The Belt Team approach also was wonderful: we were fully supported when Kevin had out of town commitments and Patty was a great help with logistics. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
denisebford
Listed and sold a home
Terry Belt and his team were exceptional. From the first meeting, I recognized the expertise in knowing the area, pricing, comps, advice on what to do to get the most for our house, and true professionalism. Terry is highly knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. There is so much to do and it can be very overwhelming to the seller. Terry's team, particularly Patty, was on top of everything, keeping us informed, and moving us along in the process. On top of the fact that Terry sold our house before it even went on the market, he is a wonderful person who was a pleasure to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014
pahanley
Listed and sold a home
Gail and The Belt Team did a fantastic job selling my parents home of 40 years. I work in the sales office of a home builder in the same town as my parents home. I understand the process of selling a home and as their daughter I also relate to the emotion that is involved with leaving a home of 40 years. Although I have not had the opportunity to work with Gail in a professional realm, this was a delightful experience. I did not hesitate to have The Belt Team list the home based on their stellar reputation. Unnecessary as it was professionally, I remained hands on throughout the process (as a daughter) to ensure every detail was attended. I've seen a lot of agents "wing it" on home purchases/sales. This is NOT how the Belt Team approaches real estate. The entire team is involved so calls are answered, attitudes are professional, details are clear, leaving no gaps in the process what -so -ever. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014
zuser20140605073023232
Listed and sold a home
Aime and I had lived in our home for 40 years but it was time to move on. From the time we called Gail Belt, I could not have been happier. Gail is very detailed oriented and she was very sensitive to our situation but professional and right on with her decisions. I told her from the beginning, you are the "expert" and we will go with your suggestions. Whatever she suggested, we took her advice and she listened to our needs. I wanted to have Easter without realtors going through the house. Thursday after Easter, the house went on the market. It had a lot of traffic because you can walk to Dunn Loring Metro. It not only sold in 4 days at the price Gail set but it was sold with no contingencies at $25,000 above asking price and they gave us free rent back for 30 days again at Gail's suggestion. Gail does not work alone in this process she has a great team called the "Belt Team", if Gail is not available you will hear from Patty Schuebel a very dedicated Team member and the rest of the " team" works behind the scenes. In all our sadness of leaving our home of 40 years, we are delighted that a young family with 3 small children will now occupy this lovely home. Thank you Gail and the Belt Team. You are the best "Team" ever! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2014
patwn12
Helped me buy and sell homes
My home buying experience with the Belt Team could not have been more favorable. Kevin and the rest of the staff did a great job keeping me informed throughout the process and I would definitely recommend their services to family and friends looking for a professional, dedicated and trustworthy team of real estate service providers.
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2014
frederik ulmer
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were looking for a family house in Vienna and although we had a very precise idea of what we wanted, I am not sure we were very good at describing it. Kevin Kleifges at the Belt Team was an absolute pleasure to work him. Kevin was always in a good mood, friendly and punctual. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the service we received. Kevin found us the dream home in no time and negotiations over the couple of issues found with the new house went so smoothly thanks to Kevin's skills. We also dealt with Patty Schuebel as the Belt Team at the end of the process and she was also excellent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2014
robin cornwell
Listed and sold a home
I've been working with Kevin Kleifges and Patty Schuebel - and they are terrific! I cannot speak highly enough of both of them. They keep me informed as to what is going on with the sale of my home, and provide feedback from potential buyers.
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2014
jffrank13
Listed and sold a home
I can not thank the Belt Team enough for the assistance we received selling our home. Led by Gail, Patty, Kristy, Jerry, Terry and any other Belt team members behind the scenes provided us with complete professionalism. The attention to details, the brochure, Open Houses, regular communication, etc etc truly made the process of selling our home as painless as possible. we can't thank you enough! Joanne and Steve Frank
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2014
cduskin89
Listed and sold a home
Working with Gail meant working with a consummate professional. She was tireless, detailed, expert. I was an out-of-town seller, and among her standout qualities were: - Constant and thorough communication. - Knowledge of the market and our direct competition. - Instinct about buyers, their agents, their perceptions, their positions. - Superior negotiating ability. I'd also like to recognize the contributions of Patty who exhibited the attention to detail, focus, and excellent communications which are hallmarks of The Belt Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014
khunsandy
Helped me buy home
My husband and I worked with Kevin Kleifges of Keller Williams Realty?s BELT Team for almost four months as our buyer agent from the start of our search through move in to our new home. Kevin possesses great real estate agent qualities. Kevin knows the area (for us ? Vienna / Tysons / Falls Church), is very professional, and has a lot of experience in the industry. In a market with limited inventory, he has a lot of connections with other agents in the area and was able to get us in early to look at new listings or even houses that had not yet been posted. Kevin always accommodated our schedule, including showing us listings in the worst inclement weather. He helped us successfully get a contract signed in a competitive market by crafting an offer that optimized the needs of all parties. He did a great job helping us to resolve the few problems we encountered with the house and the seller?s agent. (The seller?s agent did not demonstrate the same class or integrity). Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We appreciated the ease of working with Keller Williams. They use electronic signature so we could just sign the contracts and addendums which is so convenient. We also received a friendly reminder emails from his office suggesting the actionable items we need to do at closing and before we moved in. I am really glad that we worked with him and all of the people in his office. In addition to the work of Keller Williams Realty, Kevin presented strong connections, including quality loan officer, home inspector and repair contractors (although I ended up using my own loan officer for the purchase). His inspector came with many years of experience and identified several issues that others would have missed, which saved us time, money and headache down the road. In summary, I would highly recommend working with Kevin and his team if you are looking for expertise, loyalty, and trust in your realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2014
CarissaDecker
Helped me buy home
Tom and Beth helped me and my husband find a great townhome in our low price range and within a few days of looking. I came from out of town and they previewed over 30 homes for us to make sure they could help us the most they could. Tom was quick to respond to our questions and very professional. We were very pleased and would use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2014
user0606312
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I would like to personally thank Terry Belt and the Belt Team! We couldn't have been happier with our choice to use Terry in selling and purchasing a new home. Terry?s excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability, made the sale process so much easier for us. He went above and beyond for us and we can?t thank him enough. We would highly recommend Terry and the Belt team to anyone buying or selling their home in Northern VA.
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2013
user74279102
Helped me buy home
Beth from the Belt Team helped us find the home that we were looking for. We were indecisive about whether to stay in Fairfax County or move to Prince William County, and Beth patiently showed us homes in both Gainesville and Clifton/Centreville areas until we finally found the home we were looking for, and Beth was the one who found, and helped us jump on this listing before it drew too much competition. Beth's partner Tom also played a key role in negotiating the sales contract and contingencies until we reached settlement. And another key member of the team was Patty who helped to keep us focused on meeting all of the critical deadlines and ensure we were ready to complete the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2013
user985467
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I both sold and bought a house with The Belt Team. We are very happy customers and are very grateful for their hard work. From start to finish they were responsive, very positive, very smart, and overall great to work with. Patty was exceptional at keeping us on task and making sure we were on top of everything well before deadlines. Very pleasant to work with. Tom Reilly, who helped us buy our house, was exceptional. Highly recommend him. Great guy who was extremely helpful. Terry is a pro. He is full of great advice and runs a great team. He was responsive, helpful, and very smart. We would absolutely do business with them again and recommend them very highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
user51707681
Helped me buy home
Tom recently helped me buy my first home and I was very pleased with the experience. I was nervous at first because north-Arlington wasn't his usual area of operations, but once we started looking I could not tell! He has the whole Belt Team at his disposal for any questions he couldn't answer immediately, and he made himself available around my hectic, unpredictable schedule. Because I travel a lot for work, he even helped out by acting as a proxy for the home inspection and worked with me late into the night on several occasions. Tom was insightful without being pushy. It was clear he had my best interest at heart and wasn't just trying to get me to close on a place that wasn't perfect for me! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2013
pogor tm
Helped me buy home
When we started the home buying process, our lender gave us the option to receive a rebate if we selected a realtor from its preferred network. We called quite a few realtors covering VA and only Tom (Belt Team) was the only one responsible enough to call us back immediately. We liked Tom's responsiveness and desire to accommodate our needs and requests. He arranged a couple of house showings right on the next day. When we first met him, he gave us the printed copies of the houses we would visit and he would also sort them out in the order we would go to them. We knew from that moment that he is right realtor for us. My husband and I like organized, accurate and responsible people, because usually these people are the ones who finish the job they started. So, if you need a really good realtor who knows his job, is accommodating and very organized, please contact Tom Reilly from the Belt Team. We are also thankful to Tom's back support, Patty, who was very dedicated in helping us out with closing our home buying transaction. She was very detailed in walking us over the steps we need to take in order to finalize all the cumbersome paper works before we arrived to the closing day. Thank you Belt Team. We appreciate your support! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2013
user8912451
Listed and sold a home
I would like to highly recommend the real estate marketing skills of Kevin Kleifges of The Belt Team. Right from our first meeting to the day of closing, I was most impressed with his knowledge of the process, market timing and ability to get things done. Kevin guided me every step of the way and was always accessible to answer questions. He was helpful in getting my house ready for market, recommending a good general contractor for painting and fix up. And, of course, no real estate agent knows Vienna better than does The Belt Team. Thanks to Kevin, it was a good experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user1835619
Helped me buy home
My wife and I worked with Kevin Kleifges and The Belt Team to buy our new home in July 2013. We are extremely happy with the help and service that Kevin provided us. We were overwhelmed at the process of looking for and buying a home, but Kevin helped keep us calm and guide us through the process, from looking at homes, choosing a lender, negotiating a fair price, and he was there for us even on the day of closing. Since we were interested in older homes, he was able to advise us on costs of updating and renovation projects so that we could consider those things in our budget. Kevin was honest and upfront on all aspects of our home buying process. We are very happy with our new home and we would not have found it without Kevin. We would recommend him and the Belt Team to anyone who is looking for a home in the DC metro area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2013
user5366460
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Gail Belt of the Belt Team on 4 transactions (2 purchases and 2 sales). Most recently she sold our home in 2 days for over the asking price. Gail is the consummate professional in residential real estate sales. She is skilled in merchandising the property and marketing the location. She is an effective negotiator and an expert in contract preparation and execution. Over the years I have bought and sold 11houses. Gail is the best.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user6128115
Listed and sold a home
Tom Reilly did an excellent job marketing our house for sale. He was there every step of the way through closing. A very, very smooth process. We highly recommend Tom and the Belt Team!
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user8861837
Helped me buy home
I have complete trust in TOM REILL, as well as Terry Belt, with the Belt Team. They go out of their way to help you. I have know Tom for several years and have the highest respect for his real estate knowledge. He is never pushy. He simply directs and assists you in a very calm manner. He is always my first choice as a realtor. When he is not available to immediatly assist you, Mr. Belt steps right in to be of assistance. Great team. Great service.
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2013
user3529170
Helped me buy home
Our realtor was Tom Reiley who had had great patience with first time home buyers. He was very knowledgable with different neighorhoods in Northern Virginia. Tom directed us toward areas and homes that would be suitable with my life style and needs. The Belt Team was extremely friendly and helpful through the tough period of time during the house closing. I would highly recommend this team for everyone's realtor needs.
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
user5847251
Helped me buy home
We used Tom Reilly of the Belt Team to purchase a home in McLean, Va. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience. We were relocatees, like many in this market, and quickly learned that we needed an agent who was an expert in valuation, had a jump on what was coming to market, was responsive, and would make themselves available to get us into listings. Tom is that agent. He worked with us diligently to understand our needs and then find a home in the neighborhood and price range we wanted. Tom came highly recommended to us. Unfortunately for us, it was only after we had wasted some valuable time with another agent (in this frothy market, time is of the essence). I recommend Tom highly to all buyers. Hopefully, you're able to read this before you engage someone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2013
user9310557
Helped me buy home
Tom Reilly surpassed our expectations for the purchase of our first home. He paid attention to our interests in homes in Alexandria and was readily available by all modes of communication. His immediate responses to our questions and interests was professional and friendly. We are very pleased with the property that he discovered and feel we have the best house ever due to Tom and The Belt Team.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2013
user0567258
Listed and sold a home
Our realtor Kevin not only assisted us in finding our home in Vienna in 2009, but when we were relocated in 2013 he assisted us in selling our home. Outstanding service - highly recommend. Our home sold in less than two weeks!
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2013
user622284
Helped me buy home
We met Kevin at one of the open houses, where he was the listing agent. We were very impressed by his knowledge about the market and decided to set up a meeting with him to work as the buying agent for us. Kevin is very responsive to our questions and requests. He has a superb negotiation skill. He understands what we need and what the seller values. It helps find ways to negotiate best in a competitive market like Vienna. We are glad to have Kevin on our side to present us. If you need a buyer agent, Kevin Kleifges is who you should get to represent you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user3132426
Listed and sold a home
Terry impressed us from the very beginning. As we interviewed realtors to represent us, he stood out as very knowlegable about the market and what was and was not in the realm of the possible. It was easy to choose him from the others. Then, everything he predicted happened. This is a real pro telling you what would happen. We sold the house in two days to very well qualified buyers for 97% of our asking price and that was knowing the "comparables" were often a bit newer on bigger lots. The hardest part was dealing with a difficult buyer's realtor. Terry was a pro and the other person was not. He got us past that. We went from being on the market to closing in 28 days. Incredible. Glad we had Terry on our side. If you need a realtor - Terry Belt is who you should get to represent you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2013
user65162445
Listed and sold a home
Recently, Gail Belt and the Belt Team (original founder of the Belt Team) sold a high end house and condominium for me. We received expert knowledge, complete back office support, creative contract pricing and negotiating, and both deals done in a short period of time. Gail and her team know how to get the job done, have high energy, provide constant feedback, and don't stop until your are completely satisfied. The Belt Team equals the best in the business!
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2012
user4416075
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend Kevin Kleifges! Kevin was extremely pro-active and patient. It took a month from the listing and closing of my house. During the process, he resolved a few major issues and suggested good advice/backup plans at every stage. He was very prompt and showed good negotiation skills to look after my interest. He was always available to answer my questions at anytime, he was very knowledgeable about "what" sells the house, did open house a few times, managed to receive an offer within a week from the listing! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user8968635
Helped me buy home
I was transferred to DC in mid-July and my wife remained in California to sell our house....Kevin Kleifges and I started looking at houses and areas well in advance of our California house closing escrow...It helped a lot and Kevin was very knowledgeable and patient in finding an area and house that we wanted to live in...Within 10 days of my wife's arrival we made an accepted offer and are very happy in our new place in Sterling....Thanks Kevin !!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2012
user0032889
Helped me buy home
I worked with kevin to purchase my first home. Kevin is having extensive knowledge on local market. He picked good homes and showed us all homes. He is very good in explaining the process for first time buyers. He picks very good homes and showed all homes. He is always available, very quick in responding from start to end, till we are in contract and very good in negotiation.
Highly likely to recommend
10/01/2012
user2198408
Helped me buy home
My husband and I moved to the Northern VA area and didn't know the area well. We met Krissy at an open house and loved her personality and knowledge. We recently closed on our house in Fairfax. Krissy was always available to see homes and did a great job at getting to know us and what we were looking for. She was a pleasure to work with, and I've already recommended her to other people we've met in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2012
user7808700
Helped me buy home
I worked with Kevin Kleifges and had a great experience. His professionalism and competency fully justify my recommendation of using him or The Belt Team for any real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2012
user9094343
Listed and sold a home
Had a great experience working with both Mary Jane Perry and Jennifer Riddle! House was on the market the end of February 2012, several contracts within one week and went to closing in early May 2012! Jennifer was great with locating another home for us and we did not have to worry about anything! You cannot go wrong working with Mary Jane Perry and Jennifer Riddle and this I promise!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2012
user3499863
Helped me buy and sell homes
I am a repeat client, seller and buyer, with The Belt Team. Most recently I purchased a new home. Pauline Knipe is very, very knowledgeable about the local real estate market and is a superior asset to have when working through the sometimes highly charged and fast paced real estate process. I enjoyed working with her and members of the support team. I am glad that I found a new home home but am going to miss everyone! I very much recommend checking with Pauline and The Belt Team when decided to sell and/or buy - you will be very satisfied. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2012
user344175
Helped me buy home
I worked with Krissy Cruse of The Belt Team to find my home. As a first time home buyer I did not have the first clue about purchasing a home. I had a very tight deadline to find something and Krissy made herself very available to show me different options. Once I found my home, Krissy was very patient and walked me through the entire process. I had a lot of questions and she always had answers almost immediately. She really helped me to understand what was going on and kept me in the loop with all the back and forth with the sellers. Krissy was really great to work with and everything happened right on schedule (we actually pushed up the close!). I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in Northern Virginia! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2012
user0391413
Listed and sold a home
Kevin Kliefges and the Belt Team are very knowledgeable about the market and what it would take to get a home sold. He himself put in a lot of hard work and effort to get my home sold in such a short time. The team consistenly gave outstanding service. Kevin was very professional, efficient and courteous and I trusted him with every detail all the way to the closing. I would highly recommend him and the team to anyone looking for an outstanding agent who will work hard for you and I would be delighted to work with him again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2012
user929621
Helped me buy home
We worked with Kevin Kleifges who found us our home! Over the course of a few visits and many conversations and emails, it was apparent that Kevin carefully listened to our needs to help us find our home. Kevin remained in constant communication with us via phone, email and in-person. We greatly appreciate his help and the help of the Belt Team to make finding our home a great experience. We highly recommend!!!
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2012
user335598
Helped me buy home
Krissy Cruse of the BELT TEAM was extremely helpful with the purchase of my home. She was very patient yet very efficient with the search process. Unlike many older generation agents she is of the new school. Very knowledgeable in using mobile home search platforms and could give me an answer to my questions immediately. She almost always answers her phone and if she didnt' know the answer she would find out for me right away. Very professional and she works with one of the top real estate teams in the DC area. Big name agents will not give you the time of day. She earns her comission. Will definitely use her again on my next purchase. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/29/2012
user76476
Listed and sold a home
Working with the Belt Team was a pleasure. I found Kevin Kleifges through my Credit Union Realty program. Working with the team was effortless. I have previously worked with a large firm earlier in the summer and the Belt team provided a successful ending with less stress. I was selling my home and trying to purchase a short sale. Kevin wasn't experienced with short sales, but he never tried to convince me to go the easy path and used his resources to make the short sale as success. I would recommend Kevin to other clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2012
user717597
Helped me buy home
It was three years ago since Gail Belt helped us buy a home. My wife's mom was a realtor in California, and her office interviewed 3 different realtors in the area, and based on that interview over the phone, recommended Gail hands-down. It was the best possible recommendation we could imagine. We were living in China at the time, and moving back to the DC area. A few months before our move back, my wife came back to Vienna to look at homes with Gail. They found one, but it was not an ordinary situation, since the buyers had not listed the home. So, Gail very professionally handled the entire sale, and most of it while we were driving en route back from the west coast. With dozens of phone calls, faxes, writing up contingencies and handling all negotiations with the Seller, Gail made a relatively complicated deal go through. We have bought and sold 5 different homes. Our experience with Gail, and the entire Belt Team was just superb - professional, knowledgeable, long-time residents and respected in this community, and willing to truly go 'the extra mile'. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2012
rynoelway
Helped me buy home
I worked with Catharine and she was incredibly knowledgeable about the Vienna/Oakton/Fairfax region and helped me through all steps of the way. She was consistently reachable and responsive, with great flexibility in timing for us to go visit potential homes. She asked great questions that helped us narrow down our search and save time to get just the right home for our needs. She also knew a lot about the mortgage process and referred us to the appropriate experts for questions she needed to defer. I would highly recommend her and the Belt Team! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2012
msteinebach
Listed and sold a home
I worked with Mary Jane Perry on a short sale. She was efficient but caring. She was able to close on this house three months after it went up for sale. GREAT JOB! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2011
jianglongzhang
Helped me buy home
We highly recommend the Belt Team! My wife and I are first home buyers. We worked with Pauline Knipe and Mary Jane Perry. They made our home buying experience easy and smooth. They are very knowledgeable on the market and very responsive with any questions we have. We will definitely work with the Belt Team again in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
dancermommy
Listed and sold a home
I worked with Pauline Knipe and highly recommend her. My house was not ready for sale when I first contacted her. She gave me great suggestions on what was needed to get my home ready and provided names of professionals who provided quality work quickly. She personally helped me stage the rooms. I had an offer by the end of the second day after my house went on the market. Pauline helped me negotiate a great price and the contract was ratified within 24 hours of receiving the initial offer. Pauline continued to be available for my many questions through the day of settlement. She had ready solutions for all the little bumps that arose along the way. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
kevinfwilson
Helped me buy home
My wife and I worked with Krissy Cruse. She did an excellent job and made the entire process easy and painless. We closed on our house exactly as planned and purchased it for $12,000 less than advertised. Krissy is the Realtor everyone should ask for!
Highly likely to recommend
10/12/2011
amgreenleaf
Listed and sold a home
I cannot say enough terrific things about this team. I worked with Catharine Via and she is knowledgable, very responsive, down to earth and professional. She did a tremendous amount of work to ensure that the deal went through, and on time, and trust me when I say that was quite a feat given issues we had with my buyer. They know the market and priced my home aggressively, yet realistically, to get me my target price, and they heald firm to that with the offer. They look out for your interests and do their best to satisfy your needs. I highly recommend them! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/12/2011
Stephenwaldon
Helped me buy home
We worked exclusively with Mary Jane Perry and received insanely quick responses on just about every need we had. We were first time homebuyers who had done a lot of homework, but Mary Jane was there every step of the way to explain anything we had questions about. She even took time out of her vacation to help us close the deal on our new house, and without her efforts, who knows what house we would be in now? She was very gracious with her time and expertise, and never once left us in the dark. We are very demanding with e-mails and phone calls, asking and calling quite a bit, but Mary Jane never told us it was too much, even encouraging us to continue communicating with her so we were ensured we got exactly what we wanted. -Stephen and Patti We now have our first house with our first agent, and sure enough, it was everything we wanted. We were impressed by the Belt Team staff and those who helped behind the scenes as well. We are so glad to have made the Belt Team our choice for real estate agents, but more so, thankful for having found Mary Jane and worked with her through this all. Fantastic, attentive, and a real pleasure to work with! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2011
ChrisFortier
Helped me buy home
Pauline and her team were excellent, responsive, and knowledgable about the home purchasing process. They have been in this market for a long time and have built a trustworthy reputation in the community and real estate world within that community, which was key in helping us navigate the process and deal with sellers and their agents.
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2011
toddrothfuss
Helped me buy home
Mary Jane Perry is amazing! She is a wonderful human being and a wonderful real estate agent. We bought a house in March 2011, and Mary Jane will be the first person we ask to help us sell the place at some point in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2011
lezlie2
Helped me buy home
Kevin was a very attentive agent, and we really appreciated his personable manner. He explained all steps of the home-buying process very thoroughly, and he was always available to discuss any questions. Kevin's communicative skills are exceptional and he makes sure to keep you posted throughout the whole process.
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2011
chawlan
Helped me buy home
Kevin was fantastic, would highly recommend. He never pressured us to do something we didn't want to do. He was always available and answered all emails and phonecalls quickly. He knows the real estate process well and guided us thru all pitfalls, and definitely looked out for us. Kevin saved us money where he could, and always gave us logical, reasonable answers. He has good local contacts for others to use in the home-buying process. We really felt like Kevin was working for us and wanted us to be happy.. he wasn't just looking for a sale. When my parents move to town we will recommend Kevin and The Belt Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2011
jpd003
Helped me buy home
Terry Belt took great care of us. He was attentive to our needs. He had a great instant set of contacts that helped us to get the answers we needed before buying the house.
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2011
johnadambain
Helped me buy home
Kevin Kleifges of the Belt Team was referred to me by my credit union. He did an excellent job helping me find a house the met my needs, with respect to price, size, and proximity to my son's school. Kevin's "no pressure" approach was exactly what I needed. He supplied me with listings of dozens of homes that met my criteria. After I visited a few open houses and explored the neighborhood, Kevin discussed with me in detail my reactions to what I had seen. He then showed me several homes and helped me narrow the search down to the one that was right for me. From contract negotiations to closing, Kevin offered sound advice and laid out all of the options available to me. His knowledge of the market was outstanding. There was no question that he was looking out for my best interests at all times. I would strongly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for an agent in the Northern Virginia area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2011
19jomama55
Listed and sold a home
We knew that choosing a Realtor to work with would be one of THE most important steps in the process of selling our home. Especially in today's challenging market, it was important to find somebody who really knows the ups and downs of the local market, and who is professional and completely available to us and our many questions and concerns. Pauline Knipe from The Belt Team has been all of this and much more! As a Realtor, Pauline could not have been more professional and knowledgeable. She promptly responded to our many queries and concerns, and she was full of wonderful advice about how best to prepare our home for marketing. Additionally, Pauline is backed up by a wonderful team. Tara, who works in the office, was expert at staying on top of the administrative paperwork, which is voluminous! The photographer who came to our home was very talented, and cast our home in the best possible light. The brochures, etc., were high-quality and beautifully written. Finally, I know that the people who make up The Belt Team have a very high level of integrity. They do not need to sink to the level of being "sharks" to achieve the best possible outcome. We had two competing offers on our home in a matter two days, and we closed the sale within about 40 days. All this in a 'down' market! I would heartily recommend The Belt Team, and specifically Pauline Knipe, to anybody looking to buy or sell a home. I only wish she were available to follow us down to Fredericksburg and help us with our home purchase down there! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2011
BexG
Listed and sold a home
I was impressed with the Belt Team's general professionalism from start to finish, and with the professionalism of our agent, Pauline Knipe, in particular. Our property was probably one of the least expensive listings on the Belt Team's roster, but we still received first-class service. This meant that anytime we had a question, Pauline responded within minutes. She put our listing onto multiple sites to make sure people would see us, and had a professional photographer take pictures - our house never looked so good! We did have some cosmetic work to do, but Pauline only made suggestions that were in line with our budget. Pauline's pricing and marketing strategy were spot-on, and we accepted an offer within just 5 weeks (no open houses required). We had attempted to sell our place a few years earlier with agents who did none of these things, and the house never sold or really even had viewings. Therefore, I feel pretty confident in attributing our home's sale in a tough market to the professional approach and care of the Belt Team and Pauline Knipe. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2011
Pete Mesz
Helped me buy home
The Belt Team is absolutely fantastic, and we can't say enough good things about them! We are first time home buyers, and walked into the process with little information. The Belt Team walked us through it step by step, answered all our questions, and helped us find our perfect home. I want to call specific attention to the realtor we worked with, Kevin Kleifges. He was absolutely great! Extremely knowledgeable, very organized, and a pleasure to work with. Kevin was also a master negotiator. We came across a house we loved and made an offer. The seller wanted to wait, but Kevin negotiated a decision within 24 hours to help alleviate any competition. This beat the open house scheduled for the next day and enabled me and my wife to get the house we fell in love with. Kevin asked the seller all the questions I never thought to ask, and genuinely had my best interest at heart. The behind-the-scenes team also assisted us with our inspections, closing, and move prep. Kevin Kleifges and the Belt Team were extremely personable, knowledgeable, and patient, and I strongly recommend them to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2011
cjrp
Listed and sold a home
Pauline Knipe was absolutely amazing. We could not have been more pleased with her professionalism, knowledge, and commitment. I am sure there may be some agents in the area with equal skills in one area, but none that exceed Pauline across the board. We think she is the best. Cathy and Russ Schneider
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2011
novafam
Helped me buy home
We can't say enough good things about Pauline Knipe and the Belt Team! We worked with Pauline for about a year and a half to find a home for our family. Pauline was wonderful -- always responsive and available, and always had our best interests in mind. Pauline has a great way with people, and we felt confident having her represent us to others. She was able to negotiate savings for us at settlement that we had never even considered. We very strongly recommend Pauline to anyone looking to buy or sell. Out of all the realtors we have interacted with, no other realtor comes close to Pauline and the Belt Team. She is the best!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2011
romy rainbrook
Listed and sold a home
Pauline Knipe is the consummate professional! Our experience with her was second to none! She and the entire BELT TEAM rock! When I buy my next home in Vienna in the next year I will only employee Pauline and the BELT TEAM! They are lucky to have her and we are so lucky to know her! If you want to sell your home in Vienna you should call her immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2011
MJF24
Helped me buy and sell homes
We highly recommend Pauline Knipe and the Belt Team. She helped us sell our existing home and buy a new one (both in Vienna) in the spring of 2009, close to the bottom of the real estate market. Pauline's detailed knowledge of the Vienna market was incredibly helpful in both preparing our home for sale and negotiating for the new one. She was very easy to work with, always available and good-natured even when things got a little stressful. The "marketing" folks at the Belt Team were also great...they prepared what we thought was a first class brochure and listing for our home. We would gladly work with Pauline and the Belt Team again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2011
Viennavamom
Listed and sold a home
The Belt Team is fabulous! I worked with Pauline Knipe, and I would highly recommend her. She is organized, thorough, knowledgeable, and just really wonderful to work with. She actually made the whole process fun for me. (that's saying a lot) You really can't go wrong with anyone on this team, especially Pauline.
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2011
Cindyg357
Listed and sold a home
We used Pauline Knipe from the Belt Team to sell our Vienna home. We had been in the home for 18 years, so this was our first real estate transaction in a very long time. Pauline's professional approach and sound advice made it a much easier experience than I expected. We sold the home in seven days, even in this tough market. While we didn't get exactly the price we wanted, we did get a fair price given the circumstances. Pauline negotiated with the sellers agent for all home inspection items ensuring that we only had to respond to a few of the most critical. I would definitely use Pauline and the Belt Team again and I'd recommend them highly to anyone selling a home in Vienna. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2011
Rick Rickerson
Helped me buy and sell homes
Kevin K was great. We met Kevin at an open house in an area we were interested in. Did not buy that house, but Kevin was able to show us two houses in the same neighborhood that were not on the market and we bought one of them. Talk about local knowledge! The Seller did not have an agent so Kevin worked extra hard to manage the buying process with only one agent. On the sale side, Kevin worked closely with us to figure out the best way to sell our house (pricing, work to be done prior to listing, etc) given our situation that we had bought and house with no home sale contingency. Home looked great and was ready to go and then Kevin and the Belt team were able to bring an offer prior to listing that exceeded our expectations in terms of price and closing date. Kevin is a great agent to work with especially if you are looking for Vienna expertise. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2011
brland
Helped me buy home
I worked with Pauline Knipe. She was very knowledgable, smart, and easy to work with. It was a very positive experience. I highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2011
lindseyryan
Helped me buy home
After spending 2 long and horrible months with an agent we'd found online, we were blessed with the help and real estate expertise of Mary Jane Perry and The Belt Team! Mary Jane always came prepared with comparables in the area, knew exactly what to look for, was quick to act, and someone we could trust to help us purchase our first home. Being first-time buyers, we weren't sure what to expect, and the processes involved, but she had the patience and dedication to make our first experience the best one possible! We would, and continue to recommend Mary Jane and the rest of the Belt Team to all of our friends and family. They are absolutely THE BEST!!!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/22/2011
Barbara Lee
Helped me buy home
Pauline Knipe with the The Belt Team is AWSOME. We recently relocated to the Northern Virginia area from Southern California and as such we had very little time to find a suitable house to buy which met my family's needs and most importantly my price range. Having initially worked with another firm/realtor, I had become very frustrated, discouraged and disappointed that I was unable to locate/purchase a home. Within weeks of switching firms/realtors (i.e. to the The Belt Team with Pauline Knipe), I was able to find the perfect house within my budget and in a time frame that worked for me and my family in our relocation schedule to the Northern Virginia area. If you need a realtor who can "do it all" and take the frustration out of buying a home, I highly recommend Pauline Knipe and The Belt Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2011
arizonajan
Listed and sold a home
After having our condo in Oakton, Va on the market for six months and listed with another agent, we decided to change to Pauline Knipe and the Belt Team. Prior to the change, we had very little interest from buyers and, because we lived across the country, we were quite frustrated. From the moment I interviewed Pauline, I felt that she would do whatever it took to sell our condo. She made recommendations about getting the condo in tip-top shape and we even remodeled out kitchen. She arranged for contractors, painters, housekeepers and was there for the entire process, including waiting for deliveries of appliances. Pauline was extremely professional and kept us posted every step of the way. She sold our condo 31 days after the listing went active. The Belt Team answered all of our questions and the paperwork involved was handled easily, thanks to them. We are extremely grateful to Pauline and the Belt Team. They exceeded our expectation in a really slow time in the housing market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2011
mahcham
Helped me buy home
We bought our townhouse long-distance. We chose Mary Jane Perry as our real estate agent because of her personal experiences with a highly mobile life-style. She was completely supportive of our time frame. She pre-screened the houses that were our top choices from the listing and sent us detailed evaluations of them, then arranged a whirlwind half-day tour. Mary Jane also oversaw a complex inspection process for us. We appreciate that Mary Jane sought advice from other members of the Belt Team when necessary and the Belt Team has all the technology so that we were able to complete all our paperwork (except the closing) electronically. Without Mary Jane and the Belt Team, finding and purchasing our home wouldn't have been possible. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2011
SCasto3
Helped me buy home
We couldn't have hand picked a better real estate agent then Pauline Knipe of The Belt Team when we decided to sell our townhouse and buy a single family house both located in Vienna. Her and her team exceeded all our expectations on assisting us on both the buy and sell side of our real estate transactions. Pauline was available any time we needed her, and her knowledge of both the local real estate market and the whole transactions process in general was very effective in helping us close both deals. For which we were very grateful. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a house in the Northern VA area (especially Vienna/Oakton area) to use Pauline Knipe and of The Belt Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2011
caouette2
Listed and sold a home
We lived in Vienna, Virginia, for seven years before we decided to sell our house and move closer to family in Florida. We did not know any local Vienna Realtors so we interviewed four. All four Realtors were professional and knowledgeable, but one Realtor definitely stood out above the rest...Pauline Knipe from "The Belt Team." She was very professional, organized and for sure the most knowledgeable about the Vienna housing market and neighborhood. What we found most interesting was that all four Realtors gave us a different starting price to list our house and the range from the lowest to highest suggestion was $65K, which is significant. This led us to do even further research to determine whose market research was most accurate. We asked our neighbors and friends about all four Realtors and researched them online. We found out that two of our neighbors had used "The Belt Team" in the past and were very happy with their choice and overall experience. "The Belt Team's" suggested list price was the third highest of all four Realtors but obviously was spot on. We got a contract on our house the first weekend it was listed and got asking price for it!!! "The Belt Team" truly is a TEAM. We have never seen a Realtor/Team do so much. They have dedicated people doing specific tasks throughout the whole process, which makes everything a lot more efficient and effective. Pauline Knipe was our Realtor and she is as friendly and responsive as they come!! We honestly have never had an easier time selling or buying a house as we did with "The Belt Team." I would recommend them to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2011
provost6
Helped me buy and sell homes
We relied on the expert help of Ms. Pauline Knipe of the Belt Team to both sell our home and to buy a new one. She helped us to prepare our home for sale and to price it right. By following her advice, we received multiple offers for our home the first day it was on the market and this was during an extremely slow period for home sales! Pauline knows Vienna very well and she helped us locate our new home and guided us through the negotiation process. We are very satisifed with the Belt Team and we would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
eaglegw80
Helped me buy home
My agent was incredibly involved in the whole process. Within 2 days she was able to help us find our first home, put in an offer, and sellers accepted! I highly recommend The Belt Team.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
patches51085
Helped me buy home
I used Mary Jane Perry when I bought my first home. I was new to all of this and probably sent Mrs. Perry close to 20 emails per day. Mrs. Perry was supportive and very informative with all of my concerns. When it was time to make an offer she educated me on several issues regarding home ownership. Mrs. Perry was truly a joy to work with and I will, without a doubt, be smoothly her services when it is time for me to purchase another home. I cannot imagine how stressful things would have been without her. I highly recommend Mrs. Perry or anyone from The Belt Team. Thanks, Pat Less ... More