Carlos Garcia, Esq.

8 years of work experience
Eng Garcia Properties, LLC
1918 18th St, NW Courtyard Suite#1
Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 644-8972

Ratings & reviews (84)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
afrokoruban
Helped me buy home
Carlos and the EngGarcia team are absolutely tops in providing an end-to-end solution for me as a buyer and landlord for my 2-unit residential property. They are smart, honest, experienced, aggressive, and detail-oriented. They possess--either in-house or via their professional network--every kind of service provider a homeowner needs, from mortgage consultants, appraisers and insurers, to architects, contractors, and building managers. Most important, Carlos and the team collectively served as a trusted advisor during all parts of my decision-making process, including neighborhood and property selection, financing, renovation, property management, and leasing. This comes as no surprise, given that he and his partner/wife Lucinda are a lawyer and interior designer, respectively, and collectively have close to 40 years of real estate industry experience between them as investor, landlord, and agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
davidwinley
Listed and sold a home
I met Carlos over a couple of years ago, after he sold a neighbors house in the same building. We wanted to realize a profit after being in the condo a few years and we refused to take what the market would bear. So we placed the unit on the market and crossed our fingers. There were a few challenges, and after lowering the price, we finally pulled if off the market. The following spring we decided to try again, and there had been major issues in my life and Carlos stuck by us. We got our asking price plus his smooth delivery eased us though what might have been a tough sale. Carlos not only knows his business and the market he understands people. David W Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2014
aaronsmethurst
Helped me buy home
We enjoyed working with Carlos and Aaron and thought they did a great job understanding our needs and providing us with options that suited our requirements and budget. Carlos was a great help when the seller made some poor calls in the closing process. Carlos and team helped guide us through it smoothly and we ended up with a home we are happy to call ours. I recommend sitting down with his team and seeing what they can come up with for you.
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2014
cfallender
Helped me buy home
It was a pleasure to work with Carlos and his team at Eng Garcia Properties. As first-time homebuyers we were a bit in the dark about the house-hunting process. Carlos took the time to help us decide what neighborhood we were interested in by picking out some great options to show. Once we had narrowed things down, he and his associate, Aaron, were attentive and responsive to get us out seeing properties. When after just a dozen houses we found ?the one?, Carlos and his team moved fast to ensure that we could offer a competitive bid. With just one bid, we got our home! The best part about working with Carlos was his patience and know-how to guide us smoothly through the bidding and closing process. His team is highly professional and experienced and everything went through without a hitch. We are incredibly happy with our new home and highly recommend Carlos and the whole Eng Garcia team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
insead1998
Helped me buy home
Carlos is a strategic partner in real estate who is highly responsive to his client's needs, whether your interest is in purchasing from an investment perspective or a lifestyle perspective, such as location, type of housing, etc. He works hard to understand your needs and to focus on delivering efficiently to get to the outcome your desire. As we were new to DC, Carlos spent time with us to help us quickly move from a broad survey of the DC landscape to a very focused search for a location and a property that is truly perfect for us, and we could not be happier with the outcome. From a financial perspective, he helped us understand the very special DC market and to negotiate effectively to ensure our purchase was a good decision. And, above all, Carlos is a very nice guy who became a friend over the time he worked with us. I highly recommend Carlos as a strategic real estate professional and partner! Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thank you so much! I really enjoyed working with you and am so glad to hear that you're enjoying your new home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2014
DSchumacher2
Helped me buy and sell homes
The entire team at Eng/Garcia was professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated. They were consistently determined to give my property great exposure and it was sold as a result of their activities. I recommend them without hesitation.
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thanks again for the opportunity, the entire EGP family loved working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2014
desmond hunt
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos Garcia is the ultimate professional. He is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market, mortgages and processes involved in buying a home. He was not just instrumental in helping find our new home, but also in helping us set up our previous home as a rental property. He is responsive and always found the time to go and view properties or discuss our concerns regarding the buying process. His ability to see the potential in a house, identify its problems and clearly articulate them was invaluable. More importantly, after we closed on the new house, he stayed engaged helping us find a contactor and connecting us with an interior designer who work with us, at no charge, to create a space we can call home. Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thank you so much for the kind words! I truly enjoyed working with you and am happy to hear that you're enjoying your new home! Cheers, Carlos
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2013
user06105521
Helped me buy home
Carlos was extremely professional, helpful, and knowledgable. We had originally planned on a much longer timeline because I had several months before I needed to purchase. However, when a property went on the market and we needed too move very quickly, Carlos dropped everything, shifted gears and worked tirelessly to get the deal done. He kept me informed of everything that was happening and ultimately let me make the decisions. He even kept on top of everything during a Christmas family vacation as the deal was closing. I would highly recommend working with Carlos as I couldn't have been happier with the experience. Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thank you! So happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and I hope you're enjoying your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2013
Eshelmansk
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos Garcia and his very helpful team were wonderful in helping me to sell my former condominium in Adams Morgan this past summer. From his wife's (an interior designer) suggestions on how to get my condo "market ready" to the beautiful photos they arranged to have taken of my apartment for listing, the team did a fantastic job! Carlos, himself, is a superb real estate agent. He is friendly, very knowledgeable about all things real estate, and completely trustworthy. He treats his clients as if they're personal friends. Carlos also took time to explain each step of the selling process to me, which I found really helpful since this was the first time I had sold a place. The result was that I got a very good offer on my condo about two weeks after it was listed. I wholeheartedly recommend Carlos and his team. I was a very satisfied customer. Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
I really enjoyed our time together, it was truly a pleasure working with you! Thank you again for this fantastic review!
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
johnbtimmer
Helped me buy home
Carlos is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. He did a great job of guiding us through the offer process and helped us strategize. Thanks to him, our bid got picked over several competing offers. Carlos is extremely busy but he always made time for us and was willing to speak to us late at night or early in the morning.
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thank you so much, John!
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
user0220925
Listed and sold a home
Working with Carlos and his team was an absolute pleasure. Carlos was immediately responsive to my initial enquiry. He met with me straight away, provided advice on what renovations to prioritize to best position my property for sale and helped get that set up and taken care of in record time. Once my condo was ready to be listed, his team staged the apartment beautifully and the photos that they took were truly incredible. The place looked great and I had my own site for the condo which seemed above and beyond what many selling agents are willing to do - that was one of the reasons that I selected Eng Garcia in the first place. My place sold quickly - granted it was a hot market - but the team held numerous Open Houses and worked with me to respond to offers and come to an agreement that met my needs. There were a number of issues and questions during both the preparation phase and after the contract was signed; Carlos and the team were responsive and really helped me walk through the process from start to finish. We even had a little hiccup at the closing, Carlos handled it smoothly and fairly so that it did not disadvantage me or the Buyer. All in all - a process that I was really stressed about going through, went smoothly and that was due to the great job by Eng Garcia Properties, LLC. I chose them due in large part to the positive reviews that they received and the wealth of information that they had on their website - they lived up to the reviews and lived up to and exceeded my expectations! Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
It was a pleasure working with you as well, thanks again for this wonderful review. Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
jimmydavis125
Listed and sold a home
Carlos and the Eng Garcia team are a wealth of knowledge backed up by consistent follow-through. At every step of the process my family and I felt we were in good hands. They know the market and the process in and out and they made our whole experience feel certain and secure. On top of it all, Carlos and his team are all very pleasant and enjoyable people to be around. We both bought and sold our first home with Eng Garcia, and we will definitely use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user52112157
Helped me buy home
I worked with the Eng Garcia team of John and Deborah Richter. They were wonderful to work with - always supportive and two steps ahead of me as I searched for a new home. Their expertise with the financial and decorative aspects of home buying were exactly what I needed. Of the five homes I've purchased, they were by far the best realtors I had the pleasure of working with. I recommend John and Deb to anyone looking in the northern VA, Wash DC, and Maryland real estate areas.
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2013
user3417538
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos helped us in purchasing our home. He was responsive, had a great attitude, worked hard for us, and made the sale go through, despite a difficult seller situation. He is a man of integrity who believes in giving back to his community, and he has a BIG heart to boot. It was a pleasure to work with him and we take every opportunity to introduce him, even if people do or don't end up buying or selling in DC. Despite our purchase occurring in 2010, I still seek Carlos out for his expertise. He is a trusted counselor. When we moved away recently, I sought Carlos' advice on whether to sell or rent. After making the decision to rent, he put me in contact with all the right people. I also just sought his advice and help on hiring a new realtor for a property elsewhere. He took my call and took the time to talk me through the pros and cons of switching agents and then even spoke to a potential agent to determine if they would do 'right' for us. When it comes time to sell our home in the DC area, we will most certainly use Carlos. Can't ask for more in a realtor, let alone a person. He is an outstanding human being! Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Wow! Thank you so much... Always happy to help!
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2013
user8890837
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia is amazing - I have been trying to buy a property in the DC area for 4 years now and he stuck with me finally getting what I want through him and John Richter. Would work with them again - their professionalism and personal attention and extreme patience has really paid off. Thanks Carlos and John!
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2013
user5034434
Helped me buy home
Our experience working with Carlos Garcia at Eng Garcia Properties was absolutely fantastic. We were referred to Carlos by numerous colleagues, so we began with high expectations, but he certainly exceeded them. Carlos made himself very available to us whenever we wanted to look at properties or had questions about the process. he was very cognizant of the tough buyers market and making sure that we saw properties as soon as they came on the market. In addition to the time he spent with us in person, he spent a great deal of time with us on the phone working through our decisions. Even though he has many clients and does this all the time, he realized that buying a home was a huge decision for us and was incredibly thoughtful and patient. He always listened to our needs and was responsive to what we wanted. His knowledge as an investor and homeowner, in addition to his skills as a realtor, were very impressive. He offered us expertise and resources beyond his role as a realtor -- he was able to comment on the quality of construction, design ideas, investment potential, etc, which was so helpful to us as first-time home buyers. When we started writing up and making offers, it became very clear that Carlos was extremely skilled in understanding the dynamics of real estate deals and how to make a offer work in an incredibly competitive market. We were so thrilled when our offer was accepted on the home we ended up purchasing, and we are pretty convinced that we wouldn't have gotten in with any other realtor. Carlos gave us perfect advice and his great relationships with other agents in the area made a huge difference. Even after closing on our home and moving in, Carlos has continued to be available to us to answer questions. He is fantastic, and we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy in the DC area! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2013
user41812905
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia is a true professional. Throughout the entire process of looking for a home, placing the offer, negotiating, closing and everything in between he was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. He helped me find exactly what I was looking for and the support that he and his team gave me during the entire process was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. His attention to customer service and satisfaction is very impressive. It was a pleasure to work with Carlos and I would definitely recommend him! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2013
jatdc
Helped me buy home
Carlos's team is top-notch. Carlos and John just helped me close on my first place. They've got a wealth of knowledge, are wonderfully responsive, and really helped make house-shopping in a tight market as painless as possible. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2013
user8182249
Helped me buy home
Carlos was very knowledgeable about the local real estate market in the Petworth/16th St. Heights neighborhoods. He also negotiated successfully for us regarding some building issues that we had. He ended up showirng us about 15 homes in total. All in all a good find.
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2013
JoshandCodyWashington DC
Listed and sold a home
The house that Carlos Garcia represented us on was the fourth house that we've sold, moving as a result of relocation to the West coast. Carlos and his team were hands-down the most pleasant and impressive Real Estate team that I've had the pleasure to work with as either seller OR buyer. I only wish Carlos' team could have represented us on the West coast when we purchased our fifth home out here!
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2013
user37054208
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos is the BEST! He has helped me with the purchasing/selling of 3 properties. All three of my transactions were completely seamless transitions, and I attribute that to the fact that he was a constant presence every step of the way. He listens to your wants, needs, fears and concerns. He adapts to your cues and is able to read what your needs and priorities are to get what YOU want. He is a savvy negotiator and an honest and intelligent business-minded agent. Above all else, and most importantly--I consider Carlos a friend. He truly cares about his clients and wants them to be happy. I can't wait to use him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2013
mortonbrilliant
Listed and sold a home
Fantastic. I interviewed three firms before settling on Lucinda and Carlos. They suggested the highest listing price and laid out their reasoning for it, grounded in hard data. Lucinda and her team did an outstanding job staging the property. Carlos and Katie were ever-accessible. Just good people all the way around. The property went under contract, at list price, within 72 hours of listing. I will be hiring them again.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
user57210803
Helped me buy home
We were first time home buyers and very nervous about the whole proces. John and Debbie Ritcher were very patient and thorough with their explanations, every step of the way... After every home showing, we discussed pros/cons so they could better tailor what houses we viewed. Whether is was a text, email, or phone message, Debbie and John were very prompt in answering even late into the night and on weekends. We never felt like we were being rushed during the home viewings. In fact, several times, we went back the same day for another look. How would I describe Debbie and John: professional, caring, genuine. We couldn't of asked for a better experience and we would highly recommend them to our closest friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
cswiney
Helped me buy home
I worked primarily with John Richter, who did a fabulous job! He was patient, kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, competent and all around great at assisting me and my family in buying a home. It took us a very long time-- almost a year-- but he never pressured us to move more quickly, or settle on a house. He did endless research on schools for me, and even personally came to pick up and dispose of some old doors at our new house that the previous tenants had left behind. He was very professional, didn't waste time with small talk, but instead used our time together efficiently. He always returned calls and texts, and followed up on things I asked him do. I would definitely recommend him to others! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2013
user4186206
Helped me buy home
I worked with Seth Turner and he was absolutely wonderful. My house-buying process was long and required some tough negotiation toward the end. Seth was very responsive to me and handled the negotiation very smoothly and professionally. I was able to close on schedule, even though we had some setbacks during the time the house was under contract. I credit this all to Seth. Work with him. You will be very satisfied! (Plus, he's just a really nice person and always positive and pleasant to be around!) And he'll help you find an absolutely wonderful property! Less ... More
Maybe recommend
03/01/2013
user4066346
Helped me buy and sell homes
Is Carlos a nice guy? Yes. Is Carlos on your side as a buyer? Not always. He failed to mention two important tax credits that every realtor - especially one that is also a lawyer, should know and should inform his clients about: The Maryland First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit and the Maryland Homestead Tax Credit. We paid for this, because he failed to inform us - that the seller could have paid all applicable taxes. It took a trip to H&R Block to find out about this. We unknowingly split the transfer tax with the seller, while the seller could have paid the entire cost, or he could have at least informed us that we could have negotiated. Also, it was totally unnecessary to put $10k down as an earnest money deposit, as we were advised to do so. By doing so, it would have been difficult to back out of the contract if we needed to. His staff person was unresponsive and rude, and tried her hardest for us to change to a different mortgage company to better suit her own needs... not ours. We did most of the research finding houses, spending endless hours online. He was not helpful in the negotiation process, which made us question whose side he was on. In the end, Carlos walked away with over $11k. No, we are not disgruntled buyers, we LOVE the house that WE found and that WE negotiated for, but the whole experience could have been so much better. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2013
user2379588
Helped me buy and sell homes
After having kids we knew we needed to move but we did not know where. Carlos and the Eng Garcia team worked extensively with me across many regions to find the right location and house. We viewed homes in MD, VA and DC. Because this was an important decision I took my time to ensure I found the right place to raise our kids and a place we could call home for many years to come. Carlos and his team working effortlessly through the entire process and I found my dream home. Afterwards Carlos and his team listed and sold my first home before the open house! I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Carlos and the Eng Garcia team for buying or selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2013
user2846236
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos Garcia and his colleagues at Eng Garcia Properties are consummate professionals. The Eng Garcia group handled both my home purchase in 2007 and my home sale in 2012. Throughout both processes, I always felt that I was in eminently capable hands ? and I was wholly satisfied in both instances with the results achieved by Eng Garcia. Carlos has an extremely impressive knowledge of the DC Metro Area housing market, and he guided me in my real estate transactions not only with great skill and professionalism, but also with great personal touch. Eng Garcia is a class outfit, and I would recommend Carlos?s team to anyone considering a home sale or purchase. Less ... More
Response fromCarlos Garcia, Esq.
Thank you so much for the kind note... It was great working with you on both of these!
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2012
lovinry
Helped me buy home
Choosing Seth Turner as our realtor with Eng Garcia Properties was critical to our ultimately very successful house-hunt. We chose Seth after interviewing with several other area realtors and can?t recommend him highly enough. His market insight, professional judgment, and personality are all beyond superlative. Seth took the time to listen to our wants, evaluate our means, and help frame our expectations for buying our first home. As we navigated an extremely tight Capitol Hill housing market?where inventories stood at a 7-year low, rationally priced properties moved within days of listing and overpriced ones languished for months?Seth was instrumental in helping us stay level-headed. He counseled patience when the owner of the first house we fell in love with and made an offer on was unwilling to budge on an unrealistic list price. He helped us stay enthusiastic when we saw a string of lackluster properties. And ultimately, he helped us snatch up a stunning house on Lincoln Park within four days of listing, during an intense bidding war that erupted before the open house even occurred. If it hadn?t been for his guidance on selecting a lender, pricing our bid and escalator clause, and negotiating other terms of the offer, I?m certain we would not have gotten the house. His knowledge and guidance throughout the inspection and closing processes was similarly indispensable. Everything from signing the offer through getting the keys in our hands went smoothly, with Seth anticipating and resolving issues before we were ever aware of them. In short, we will be recommending Seth and the rest of his Eng Garcia team to all of our friends and family in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2012
user8884801
Helped me buy home
Carlos was recommended to us, and we continue to recommend him to all our friends. He has a vast understanding of the Washington Metro market; he has great relationships with his colleagues in the industry; he is very friendly, extremely responsive, and aggressive for your interests (consummate negotiator). He also has a great staff. Case in point: Carlos found our house. He encouraged us to check it out though it was slightly out of our price range (but exactly what we wanted, in the neighborhood we wanted). He was open-minded and told us not to take it off the table and said he would have a conversation to see where the builder was. It was that openness, great negotiating skills, and creativity that has us in a house we truly love. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2012
user0192474
Helped me buy home
I?m delighted to offer this very strong review of Carlos Garcia and his team. I worked with Eng Garcia to buy my first house and felt very supported throughout the process. Carlos and his team were incredibly accessible, knowledgeable, and friendly. They had a strong sense for both the market and my interests as a buyer. I have referred Carlos to everyone I know buying a home in the Washington, D.C. area!
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2012
HillToNW
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos and Lucinda are true pros and have a good team behind him. They handled both my sale and the purchase of a new house. They were very helpful getting my house ready for sale (repairs and staging) and they marketed it aggressively, resulting in a sale over list price. They were also a big help with negotiating and structuring my purchase of a new house. Overall, I?d definitely recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
10/13/2012
user5166561
Helped me buy home
Carlos and his team are extremely detail-oriented and provided the time and attention we needed to find and close on our home. They are easy to work with and amazingly responsive regardless of whether the inquiry is time sensitive. Carlos will be our first phone call when we need a realtor in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2012
user027083
Listed and sold a home
Carlos and his team were the ultimate professionals. They beautifully staged our condo and got the word out about it being on the market. We had 3 competing offers within 6 days. We were extremely pleased with the experience and will use Carlos and his team to buy our next place.
Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2012
user549977
Helped me buy home
I was trying to buy a condo or co-op in DC and I tried two real estate agents who simply did not respond fast enough. After an internet search I found Carlos and took a chance that the online reviews were accurate. He did a nice job. He knows the market, works with knowledgable people (loan officers, inspectors, etc), and has a great support staff who arranged for me to see the property multiple times. The whole process went smoothly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2012
user7132545
Listed and sold a home
I was currently living overseas when I decided to renovate and sell my place in DC. I chose Carlos after recommendations by other real estate professionals. His team did not let me down. Carlos had an answer for every hiccup and roadblock that came along the way in selling my property. And oh by the way, he sold my house for more than what I expected to get in this market in a short period of time. I can't put enough emphasis on how important it is to find the right real estate agent in a complicated situation such as mine. I got lucky with finding Carlos and his team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
user0837069
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia and his team were all exceptional in their attention to both what we wanted and needed and also to the details of the deal. We cannot recommend them highly enough. My husband commented as we closed on our house, "The next time we do this we've found our team."
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
user4258939
Listed and sold a home
Carlos and his group assisted me with selling my home in a down market. I had tried another broker with no success and my home sat for over a year. Carlos came in and with knowledge of the neighborhood, the market and a very efficient team, he sold my house quickly and at the price that was right for me. Carlos and his team are not pushy sales people; rather they are your partner. would use them again without question.
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2012
user989893
Helped me buy home
I've used Carlos and Lucinda for multiple transactions in DC, including selling my condo and buying and investment property. They are an incredible team. Carlos is personable, knows multiple neighborhoods in DC inside and out, and is willing to take the time to listen. He is an incredible negotiator, probably owing largely to his great people skills. Lucinda rounds off the team with her great sense of space and her design background. They do a wonderful job at staging and she has a good sense of what will and what will not work in a space. You get so much more than a regular real estate agent with their team--they are truly full service, and also do a lot of little things that go far above and beyond the call of duty. I could not recommend them more highly! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/17/2012
AnuGuptaMullick
Helped me buy home
Carlos and his team were great. They were very patient and helpful as we looked at numerous houses and explored various neighborhoods in DC for about 3 months before ultimately settling on our first home. The process of buying our home was very smooth and all of the details around the processes were taken care of so we were not stressed out with this aspect at all. We have already recommended this group to friends who were equally happy with their experience. We were not really able to negotiate anything by way of price or extras with the sellers, but this might have been due to the specific sellers and situation that we were dealing with versus any real negative about Carlos and the team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2012
ReedHaynie
Listed and sold a home
Carlos and Lucinda are amazing! They helped me list, prepare and sell my condo in DuPont Circle and took care of all the details, while I worked a new job in California. I do not believe you can find a better real estate team anywhere.
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2012
user933194
Listed and sold a home
Carlos and his team at Eng Garcia Properties helped me sell my home in Silver Spring. They gave me great advice and guidance, beautifully staged my house for sale, and were excellent stewards of the entire process in my best interest. In addition to a great track record, Carlos brought his expertise in law and Lucinda brought her creativity in interior design, and as a husband-wife team they brought a spirit of teamwork to help me sell my home. I highly recommend Eng Garcia Properties--they really know their stuff! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2012
manny20010
Helped me buy home
Wow, I am so proud of Mr. Garcia's accomplishments. He represented me as a buyer for a loft in Columbia Heights. I was totally impressed with his negotiation skills and process expertise on getting me a loan with the bank. I totally recommend Mr. Garcia and his team for buying or selling my home. Mr. Garcia keep up the great work, I know you are on your way to be the Premier listing agent in the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA). Good Luck in your future endeavors!
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2012
user6313765
Helped me buy home
My wife and I needed a lot of guidance and help as we went about our home purchase. We hadn't even narrowed to a specific area or type of home, and we had very limited experience with the housing market (my previous purchase ended up OK, but I went through a string of bad brokers and really came to dislike the process). A good friend put us in contact with Carlos, who had just helped my friend and his wife with their own purchase. Carlos and team were great, helping us understand the pluses and minuses of various neighborhoods (from both investment and quality-of-living standpoints) and types of residence. They worked with us to understand our priorities and tour many different types of residences. And (without subsuming our needs to their priorities) helped us shift our focus from a condo to a single family home. Eng Garcia Group handled the process well, giving us full visibility but easing us through each step (very different from my previous experience!). And they've been of great help even after the purchase, with design advice etc. I highly recommend Carlos. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2012
user0729219
Helped me buy and sell homes
I bought my new place in the sellers market right before the 08 crash and sold the old place right after the crash. The worst conditions possible for both transactions. For the purchase, Carlos and Lucinda were very quick to figure out our needs and priorities for schools, neighborhood types, and house features and found the perfect house for us with a minimum of searching. The negotiations went smoothly and we got it for less than the asking price in an environment where every other place in the neighborhood was still going in just a week or two for more than the asking price. For the sale, Lucinda actually handled the redesign of my condo, oversaw the construction while I was out of the country for a month (something I wouldn't have been comfortable entrusting to anyone else), staged it with her own furniture to make it infinitely nicer and more upscale than it had ever been when I lived there, and did a beautiful photo tour. My friends and family couldn't believe it was the same place I'd been living in all those years. After the market crash, it did take some time to sell, but they never stopped working hard, holding open houses, finding new ways to promote the listing, and following every lead to cultivate interested buyers until it was sold. They kept me informed the whole time. I don't know anyone who works harder at what they do; or anyone in their field who cares more about getting their clients exactly what they need, rather than just closing a deal to get a transaction under their belts. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2012
user1586805
Listed and sold a home
Was selling my condo in a tough market - Carlos worked with me to ensure I'd have the best display possible and then ultimately did some tough bargaining with the buyer to get me a deal I was happy with. Would definitely work with him in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2012
user7268641
Helped me buy home
We were under pressure to make a first-time home purchase before an impending move overseas. Carlos and his team were professional, accomodating and creative in helping us to think through various purchasing scenarios. We purchased a home in Washington DCs Ledroit Park neighborhood and could not be happier.
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2012
user6967285
Helped me buy home
As a first-time home buyer with some professional experience in real estate, I had set very high expectations for my home buying process. My first meeting with Carlos was unintentional ? I was without an agent and he was showing one of his listings - but by the end of the afternoon it was clear that he was very well versed about the local housing market, that he acted with the utmost sincerity and honesty, and that he truly cared about the interests of his clients!! Carlos took considerable care in only showing the right properties, and he was willing to go the extra distance to find the perfect match. He does not pressure you into a situation and is also willing to wait for the right scenario to come along. Luckily for me, I found my perfect place within a few short weeks, and felt assured of my decision because of the insight and rationale he provides. Carlos and his team are professional and highly responsive. He surrounds himself with other like-minded professionals and always has someone at hand that can provide expertise and help navigate through the process. And because of his experience and contacts he brought to the table, I was able to successfully negotiate a dual track VA / Conventional loan option that would have been impossible in most other circumstances! This was my first experience with Carlos, and I haven?t stopped recommending him to friends and colleagues. If there comes a time for me to sell, Carlos and his team will be my one and only call! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2012
user954359
Listed and sold a home
I live in Miami, FL. and needed to help my 88 year aunt sell her Washington DC condo where she lived for the last 30 years. Working with Carlos in listing and selling the condo was a pleasure. He is very professional and several times he went out of his way to help the prospective buyers qualify under the apt association strict rules. We appreciated the fact that the sale when thru with out any surprises and he was very helpful all along the process. Thank you, Carlos! Pilar Moore
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2012
user491246
Helped me buy and sell homes
We've done three transactions with Carlos and each time we've appreciated the time he's taken to help us feel comfortable with our options and decisions. He knows the city backwards and forwards and he has terrific contacts with lenders, contractors, appraisers, inspectors, designers, house cleaners, accountants, pretty much every professional you will ever need. Carlos, Lucinda, and his whole team are good humored, responsive, and know their stuff. I recommend Carlos to friends and colleagues all of the time. You are in good hands when you are with him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2012
MichaelSchwartz3
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos represented us for both the purchase and sale of our home as jobs led us to and from DC. As a buyer?s agent, he knows the neighborhoods, knows the comparables, and is an easy and fun companion for afternoons of house hunting. He has an excellent eye for value and investment, and we found a home that we were able to improve and make our own. He also successfully negotiated for us through a difficult purchase, ultimately saving us a lot of money on the purchase price. As a seller?s agent, Carlos and Lucinda helped us identify ways to increase curb appeal and maximize the listing and selling price. Lucinda staged the house with a simple and elegant style that complemented the architecture and our more contemporary kitchen and tile choices. The Eng Garcia team put together the myriad of details needed for a great photo layout and a successful opening that led us to contract in under a week. I can?t say enough about how fantastic Carlos & Lucinda are at what they do. I enthusiastically recommend them to help with either a purchase or a sale, or, if you are really lucky, to have them help you with both! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
thartberger
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia and James Grant are top-knotch people to work with and find the home of your dreams. They exude the utmost respect, timeliness, and transparency throughout all communications, transactions, or, even, roadblocks during the home buying process. I am thankful I stumbled upon such great people to help purchase my first home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2012
hyperjason
Helped me buy home
Me and my wife worked with John and Debbie and they were absolutely fantastic all around, but what impressed me most was their passion and love of what they do. That in turn helped with one of the things I appreciated most about them, they had patience. When you're buying a house, which is already pressure, the last thing you need is someone trying to tell you what you need to do (i.e. trying to rush you in a house to make money). They loved what they do so much that they were quick and responsive on every house we asked about to make sure we got to see it. We know they have plenty of clients, but they made it seem as though we were their only clients and that will always be appreciated; that's A+++ service. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2012
Stephers6
Helped me buy and sell homes
We worked with Debbie and John Richter from eng Garcia and they were absolutely fantastic. Debbie's eye for design staged our home in such a way that I almost didn't want to leave - it was beautiful. John's financial expertise priced our home above what was advised from other agents had told us. This combination of staging and pricing, along with their marketing plan brought us 3 offers within just days, and we got our asking price. On the buy side, John and Debbie provided great insight into locations, schools, pros/cons, etc. were both incredibly patient as we narrowed down what we wanted. They then expertly guided us through the process on both ends of the deal and managed what was sometimes a difficult transaction. This was particularly important given we had a sick family member, expecting a second child and insanely busy at work. They looked out for us, and took care of so many things, all the while making it look easy! I highly recommend! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2012
gglover
Helped me buy home
I am writing this from my wonderful new condo in DC. I don't usually write online reviews, actually I never write them, but when I received an email after my closing form the great team at Eng-Garcia I knew it was time! From my first call to Carlos to my closing a few weeks ago the Eng-Garcia has been a pleasure to work with. When you choose to work with them you are not getting a real estate agent you are getting access to a network of experts and professionals who are the best of the best. My house search wasn't always easy, but working with the people at Eng-Garcia was. The reason why some people and businesses rise above the crowd is honesty and integrity, this is the case with Carlos and the people at Eng-Garcia. To go through the entire scary process of buying a home with the absolute feeling of trust in the people representing you is invaluable. Every professional that Carlos referred me to along the way was equally enjoyable to work with. I knew they would be because Carlos recommended them! I don't know what else I can say about my experience with Eng-Garcia besides I now feel like I am a member of lucky group of people who have the pleasure to get to know the team and work with them. If you want your agent to be the first person you think about when inviting people to your house warming party, go with Carlos and the hard working, honest, reliable, and most of cool people at Eng-Garcia. Gabe Warren Glover Park Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2012
Naptyme17
Helped me buy home
Having the pleasure of meeting an experience agent, Carlos not only exceeded our expectations but delivered two eligant and beautiful homes to our attention. After purchasing two homes, I can honestly say, Carlos is very dependable and reliable when it comes to purchasing real estate.
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2011
Reviewwriter
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia and his team are exceptional. They helped me with a move in difficult family circumstances. Carlos was patient, compassionate and highy professional at all times. I am very grateful to him in finding me a new house and helping me make a new start.
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2011
uVargasDC
Helped me buy home
Carlos and his team (especially our agent James Grant who we worked with) were really wonderful when my boyfriend and I looked to buy a house together in DC. Always very responsive, looking out for our needs and taste, and touring dozens of houses over several months with us in different DC neighborhoods while providing us with good advice. When we finally found our home, James was there every step of the way guiding us through the negotiations and holding our hand until it was a done deal. We are very happy with them and would recommend them anytime. Not only are they very good professionally, but also just really nice people to hang out with, that make the sometimes stressful and confusing search and negotiation process that much more pleasant. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/14/2011
DEichenBuyer
Helped me buy home
We used the Eng Garcia Group to help us buy an investment property. They were fantastic and focused. We saw the exact type of properties we were looking for and they steered us toward one that we believe is an amazing value. They were thoughtful throughout the entire process, fun to spend time with during what is normally a stressful event (who ever really wants to spend that much money!!) and just plain knowledgeable on every aspect, including the financing (which is well above my pay grade). We always felt as if we were being taken care of by true professionals, who didn't simply care about their own bottom line, but truly wanted to make sure we were happy with our purchase. I would, and have, recommended them wholeheartedly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2011
courtneychappell
Helped me buy and sell homes
When we were finally ready to sell our condo and purchase a new home, good friends of ours recommended Carlos. We were very impressed and pleased with him and his entire staff. He was responsive, knowledgeable, and quite skilled with the entire purchase/selling/negotiation processes. He provided us with good advice during the negotiation for our new home. Our current condo was under contract in less than a week, which is exceptional given the current housing market. Not only is Carlos quite knowledgeable about the real estate market and housing trends, but he also listened to what we wanted. We could not have been happier working with another agency. We highly recommend Carlos and his staff to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2011
mzamor2121
Listed and sold a home
Eng Garcia provides much more than just your typical real estate agent/service ...they're super smart, hard working, professional, and provide honest and wise guidance on your potential investment. We learned so much during the process of buying/selling our home(s) and knew we were in the hands of a pro. We were able to buy the home we love and sell our other home in the middle of winter in this market...says a lot!
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2011
selim kimbilir
Helped me buy home
Carlos is the consummate professional whose enthusiasm and positive outlook helped make an otherwise stressful experience much more pleasant. His extensive knowledge and network made it possible to conclude a speedy transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
vanbranch
Listed and sold a home
I was very pleased with the professionalism of Carlos and his staff. The selling of my home was difficult due to the fact that I was always on travel and had relocated to my new home. He walked me through every step and was very patient. I am a firm believer that great customer service is something of the past but Carlos and his team have restored my faith!! I would definitely recommend Carlos!
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2011
NWDCHomeBuyer
Helped me buy home
We have bought two houses with Eng Garcia and would recommend the firm to buyers in the Washington DC area. Carlos is a motivated, knowledgeable, savvy professional. His training as a lawyer and his understanding of both the real estate market and the social and cultural dynamics of the Washington DC area make him a real asset to first-time buyers. He also has an impressive network of contacts in the financial and title industries. The one drawback is that he is something of a victim of his own success: his understandable popularity among clients means that he can be tough to get hold of at times during the hectic negotiation and purchase process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2011
JeanBeckYee
Helped me buy home
Carlos became my trusted real estate advisor over the course of my buying a house; he is simply just not my realtor. Working with me wasn't just a transaction for Carlos. He listened to my preferences for properties in the Oyster Adams school district (Woodley Park/Kalorama Triangle), which he knows down to the individual block level. Moreover, Carlos allayed my concerns, didn't offer unsolicited advice, held my hand when needed, and didn't push us into buying something so he could just earn his commission. He even was my therapist, counseling me through a hard time when my husband and I lost a property we really liked. We lost it because we dragged our feet, and only after we lost the property did I ask Carlos to push us when he felt that it was necessary. For this, I'm grateful as we were able to purchase a brownstone in the Kalorama Triangle at a price that we remain totally ecstatic about. And Carlos has a team working with him. Once the offer was accepted, his team guided us through the rest of the process to closing without any hiccups. After the new house keys were in my hand, his team texted me with a reminder to call the utility companies. The customer service did not stop there. His team had referrals to a moving company, general contractor, gardener, A/C guy, etc. I am so happy with Carlos and his team that they will be the ones to sell my condo. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2011
TodandPat
Helped me buy home
When we decided to look for a home, mutual friends who had used Eng Garcia's services in the purchase of their own home recommended Eng Garcia to my partner and me. We took their advice and were fortunate to work with Seth Turner, who was very knowledgable about the market in general and real estate rules and regulations in particular. He was also exceedingly patient with our requests. With Seth's help, we found and closed on a beautiful home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, and we couldn't be happier. We highly recommend Eng Garcia and Seth. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2011
YUpadyaM
Listed and sold a home
Eng-Garcia is a highly professional, intelligent, and resourceful firm. The firm is headed by very qualfied technical experts such as Carlos and Lucia, so that you receive advice that covers almost every angle of selling your home. And they are very trustworthy -- which is the most important. I highly recommend Eng Garcia, and I already have!
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2011
Flemings2
Listed and sold a home
We were very impressed with the service that we received when we sold our house. Debbie Richter was very instrumental in staging our home to attract potential buyers and John Richter held several open houses. Their knowledge and service was top-notoch. Our home was under contract within 2 weeks of our listing it! And this was at a time when a lot of homes were on the market and not moving at all. We highly recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2011
krishjb
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Carlos Garcia. Will definitely work with him again. Carlos is very attentive to a client's home buying needs and works with humor and intelligence through the process. KJ.
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2011
chjuxx
Helped me buy home
We just closed on a house today, and we can't say enough about Carlos and his team at Eng Garcia. From Day 1, they've been nothing short of fantastic. They go above and beyond in everything they do for you, and really show they care about you and your endeavor. They are thoughtful, professional, quick, and strategic. We feel so lucky to know them, and won't hesitate to recommend and use them in the future. They are wonderful!!
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2011
JHipkinsIII
Helped me buy home
I consider Carlos Garcia a friend and a mentor in the real estate business. Carlos Garcia helped me to purchase my very first home in March of 2009. Before making the purchase, we met numerous times to discuss different options. As someone who didn?t know anything about real estate, I really had no idea what I was doing. Carlos explained everything in such a clear and concise way; I was able to feel comfortable talking about properties that we visited. As we went to different areas of Washington, it was clear that Carlos had extensive knowledge of the real estate market and the inner workings of the city. Once I made an offer to the seller, Carlos was there every step of the way, from the housing inspection to the signing itself. I have recommend many of my friends to Carlos since that time and if I move in the future, I won?t hesitate to call on his services again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2011
ddisparte
Helped me buy home
Carlos Garcia leads an expert team of real estate professionals at the Eng Garcia Group, who left no stone unturned in our home search and tapped their extensive knowledge in finding us the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood, at a perfect price. Carlos ?humanized? what was for us a complex first time purchase, after spending 5 years overseas. His legal acumen (Carlos is a JD), negotiating prowess and knowledge of the DC market are priceless assets when facing such a complex transaction. Carlos and the entire Eng Garcia team receive my highest professional recommendation. It was a real pleasure working with them! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2011
hzhl
Helped me buy home
Carlos has been a friend for over a decade. I recently contacted him to see if he handled investment property. We began a search for property and with his expertise and knowledge of DC we looked at a number of opportunities and settled on a fine real estate choice. He handled everything very professionally from offer to appraisal to closing. I would certainly use Carlos again and have recommended him to other family members and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2011
efallace
Helped me buy home
Purchased an Investment Townhouse in 2011 We were in great hands with Eng Garcia. Their professionalism, integrity, knowledge and negotiating savvy helped up purchase a fantastic investment property! We highly recommend Lucinda, Carlos and the team at Eng Garcia.
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2011
ackerplace
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos has helped us through the process of selling a home in a very tough market (2008) and now buying one in 2011. He and Lucinda did a fantastic job of marketing our first home and we relied on his expertise and professionalism throughout the process of buying our new home. He is extremely responsive and knowledgable and we will, and have, recommended him to anyone that asks.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2011
rameshmaz
Helped me buy home
Eng Garcia group is very efficient, professional, honest, and dedicated.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
Lisa McCabe Hobbs
Helped me buy home
Our experience purchasing our first house with Carlos and Lucinda was phenomenal. Their level of service and professionalism was exceptional and their various perspectives were helpful to us in reviewing numerous properties not only as a potential home for us, but also as an investment property. Their knowledge of the District is extensive, which helped us to expand our search into neighborhoods that we weren't familiar with. I cannot recommend them enough and have passed on their names to anyone I know who is in the market for a real estate team. I look forward to working with them again and again in the future as our needs require. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2011
Homeowner1923
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carlos and his team provided exceptional service. They helped me renovate and sell one property in Dupont Circle and then buy a new one in Kalorama. They worked closely with me at every step in the process in two complicated deals, and I was extremely satisfied with the outcome in both cases. I recommend they very highly.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2011
JBin
Listed and sold a home
Eng Garcia group helped us sell our Woodley Park, Wash. DC home the summer of 2007. We have purchased and sold a few homes now, and we worked with 3 different agents during our time in DC, and we have never experienced so efficient a transaction as the one we had with Eng Garcia. From the start, including the advice we received on pricing and setting up our home for display, we felt like we were in truly capable hands. Our needs throughout were consistently met in a timely and gracious manner, negotiations and all legal details were handled expertly. We'd turn to the Eng-Garcia group again without question. If you're thinking about buying or selling in DC don't think twice about choosing Eng Garcia. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
skershow
Helped me buy home
Carlos and his team helped me purchase my first home in 2008. 2.5 years later, my house appraised 15% higher than my purchase price, despite the fact that this time period corresponded with the steepest decline in real estate values seen in decades. I owe this and a lot more to Carlos' patience and expertise.
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
sarahminor
Helped me buy home
In addition to providing the experience, knowledge and customer service you would expect from a top-class real estate brokerage, Carlos goes the extra mile to get to know you and your lifestyle in order to find properties that are a good fit for your needs. His personal style is extremely supportive and helpful, making him invaluable for first time buyers/sellers or those who aren't familiar with the process. I recommend Carlos to all of my friends.
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
chrispurdy
Helped me buy home
Knowledgeable, thoughtful, dedicated, honest, and not pushy. I've purchased 2 homes (both investment properties) with help from the Eng-Garcia group. The first was in Colombia Heights and second in Dupont. Carlos patiently guided me through the process, fighting for me on price and other points. Lucinda's keen designer eye was instrumental in envisioning how the space could be utilized and adapted for renters. They have strong back office functions and support so I got the help I needed on a timely and professional basis. I recommend them very highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2011
EthanLandis
Showed me homes
This intelligent, professional and very well educated couple know and love everything about the real estate business. I can't recommend them hightly enought.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2010
aliciaobrien1
Helped me buy home
Eng Garcia Properties is the best shop in town! They are on top of the market and professional through and through. They are an absolute pleasure to work with and extremely creative, accomodating, knowledgeable, understanding, and responsive. Whether you are buying or selling, you want them on your side of the table. Fantastic advocates. I really can't say enough about them -- they go above and beyond in every way. On a scale of 1-10, they get an 11.