The Gillies Team

RE/MAX Legacy
85 Mine Road, Suite 101
Stafford, VA, 22554
(540) 642-0403

Ratings & reviews (21)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014
nunnery kandi
Helped me buy home
I can not beginning to explain how staticfied we are with Lisa Anderson from the Gillies Team. She was very friendly, easy to talk to, easy to express are needs to, a great voice of reason, helpfull in many ways and always available when needed. We will/would be glad to recommend her to friends!
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2014
zuser20140604085517891
Listed and sold a home
The amount of detail and integrity that Mike and Cindy brought to the table for the sale of my home cannot be matched! I know that my deal closed with the least amount of headaches and the best financial gain for me because I used them as my realtors.
Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2014
zuser20140527045832248
Listed and sold a home
We could not have been more pleased with the service, knowledge and professionalism that the Gilles Team provided during the whole process of listing and selling our home. Highly recommend your using them if you are contemplating a real estate transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2014
AndrewZarnowski
Helped me buy and sell homes
Not only did they help my family sell our house they also helped us purchase one. They had great knowledge and kept us informed the whole time. This is only the second time I purchased a home so I'm no pro but the first time we did the Realtor was not the greatest. This time we had a great experience.
Likely to recommend
04/29/2014
user61118812
Listed and sold a home
Michael Gillies was always good at returning phone calls and answering all questions that we had. He kept us informed about the sale of our house for the entire process. Our home was sold quickly and we were able to buy the home of our dreams. I would recommend the Gillies Team to anyone!
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
renee dalziel
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had a really fantastic experience with the Gillies Team. They helped us find a new home and sell the home we currently owned in an extremely short period of time. They were even able to handle all the paperwork digitally while we were out of country for three weeks! Everything went very smoothly and that is completely due to the knowledge and expertise of the Gillies Team. Although we hope to live in our new home for many years, we would definitely use the Gillies Team again for any future home buying/selling and we will happily refer people to them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2014
davidsutton84
Helped me buy home
We were recommended to Michael and the Gilles Team from a friend and knew from day one that our choice was the best decision we made! Throughout the whole process Michael was extremely attentive to our every need. We had several changes to our want list and Michael was there to update our search list and point out specific homes and neighborhoods that he recommended. We didn't feel pushed or rushed into anything at any point. Michael made sure we felt comfortable going into each offer and made sure we new what we were getting into. Michael was also there after closing to help us get in contact with some local companies that could help with blinds windows, etc. We would recommend Michael and the Gilles to team to anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/19/2014
user1222820
Listed and sold a home
We listed and sold our house with the Gillies Team. Michael and Cindy presented us with a very well researched list of comps in the area and general strengths and weaknesses of our property. They presented us with several pricing options and had prepared a "bottom line" estimate that clearly showed what we could expect when the dust settled in the settlement. We just closed and can I tell you - they were spot on - no surprises - we were fully informed and confident in the process. They know the area, they know the market - they are the best. I was referred to them by our neighbor - we watched their house sit and sit and sit with another agent. When SHE switched to the Gillies team - BAM! Contract in a month. Proof is in the pudding! We are currently house hunting with one of their buying agents, Lisa Anderson. She is absolutely wonderful. I have so much confidence in her. She is the only agent I have worked with that I would trust to find the "right" house for us and write a contract, sight unseen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user2550722
Helped me buy home
I worked with young Michael Gillies for a year as we tried to find a perfect investment property with enough of what I needed in a home for the time being. This was my first time buying but he always had time for me, always answered his phone or called back the same day. He always took time to explain in detail all the questions I had even ones pertaining to my loan and other financial issues that were new to me, even though he was not obligated too. I really felt like he was a partner in this and not just a realtor, I had to stop myself at times from talking to him or sharing my thoughts on certain items because he was just my realtor ha-ha. He is an amazing guy that is always looking out for your best interests, always giving you cautionary advice where merited and really just being there for you for the long haul. I have already recommended him to everyone I know is looking. I was referred to him by family and friends who he had helped buy 3 houses for. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/28/2013
user7298109
Helped me buy home
Michael is the epitome of a real estate professional. This is the 4th time that I have been through this process and this is the only time that I can unequivocally say that Michael deserves your business and you deserve him! Since we began this process in the Spring of 2011, Michael continually displayed patience, responsiveness, and is extremely trustworthy. Over the course of many months and many miles, Michael took my wife and I on a tour of Northern Virginia as we looked at homes in 4 different counties and never gave even the slightest hint at being frustrated or disgruntled as little details would knock each contender out of the running. Once we?d selected a property (which happened to be a new build), Michael fought for us with the contractor as we battled through several delays and the contractor?s failure to follow through on promises. In fact, my home inspector told me later that he?d overheard Michael standing firm and demanding that the contractor do the right thing. In the end, Michael saved us over $16,000 by forcing the contractor to follow through on promises initially offered by their sales rep and ensuring they complied with the terms of the contract. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Michael is the a great agent to have in your corner and choosing anyone else could cost you thousands. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2013
user9503216
Helped me buy home
We moved to Stafford from California. Michael spent every minute with us when we came out for our house hunting trip. He was amazing and we now live in our dream house! Michael is very professional and extremely knowledgable. I highly recommend him and the Gillies Team! They know this area better than anyone and will work tirelessly to help buy or sell your home!
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2012
user113806
Helped me buy home
My husband and I chose Michael after interviewing ten well-reviewed agents in the Stafford, VA area. We were moving to Virginia from California on military orders and had a very small time window in which to look for a home. Prior to our house-hunting trip in February of 2012, Michael agreed to set aside three full days of his time to help us look for a home that fit our needs. The houses he selected met what we had specified in all areas (price, location, and size being the primary factors we were considering). Ultimately, we decided to purchase a new-construction home and he helped guide us through the negotiation process with a great deal of expertise. Michael is an excellent agent all around, but the most relevant strengths he demonstrated during our home purchasing process were the following: 1) Customer Service: In the process of working with Michael, we learned that we actually had a number of friends who had bought or sold homes through him in the past. All had had excellent experiences and would have recommended him. However, as many clients as he may have, it was easy to feel as though we were his only clients when we were interacting with him. He is flexible in terms of his schedule, quick to return calls and emails, a very good listener when it comes to what the client is looking for, and able to offer guidance and information without being pushy. He has a calm, patient, friendly demeanor that make him easy to get along with, and is ideal for working with individuals who are trying to make an important, impactful decision. 2) New Construction Purchase Support: As I mentioned, we chose to purchase a home that was to-be-built. During this process, there were a number of walk-throughs that are typically only attended by the buyers. Michael showed up to support us at each and every one of those meetings. He made helpful observations about things we would not have otherwise thought to note or consider. There were a few issues that arose where the builder had made changes from the original plan that were not satisfactory to us, and Michael was able to consistently step in to help argue the point or develop a compromise, as appropriate. 3) Professional Contacts: Michael is extremely familiar with the Stafford community and has an excellent reputation here. He also has a number of professional acquaintances to whom he refers for services if you need additional help (e.g., with funding your house, or having work done to it after the purchase). We were initially looking at funding our home purchase through Navy Federal Credit Union, partly because they were offering some good incentives, and partly because I used to work for them and know that they are an exemplary financial institution. However, I was incredibly disappointed with their service in the mortgage arena. They are SLOW to respond, and frankly, appear not to care one way or the other whether one chooses to use them to purchase a home. When we expressed our frustration with NFCU, Michael recommended a local lender named Peter Kalian; he and his team did a fantastic job. With the VA appraisal paperwork being completed literally the DAY OF CLOSING, his team was still able to have everything approved and ready to go. We ended up closing on the house about 3 hours late, instead of days or weeks late. Seeing as how it took them three weeks just to return a phone call, NFCU would never have been able to pull that off. We have now been living in our new home for nearly three months. In that time, Michael has touched base through email to check and see if everything is going smoothly and to offer his support if we need anything. While we are not sure what the future holds in terms of our time in Stafford, I can say with confidence that, should we need to buy or sell a home here in the future, we will be asking Michael Gillies to represent us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2012
dartsjan
Helped me buy home
We were in a very specific situation, looking for a house from Switzerland. We came in contact with Michael, and this has been a more than wonderful experience. Michael went the extra mile for us (did I say mile? I mean many, many miles), gave us daily updates of what was and what came on the market fitted to our wishlist. Not knowing the US market, and being 4,000 miles away, it was extremely important to have an realtor that we could trust for the full 100%. Although more than 100% doesn't exist, Michael still managed to exceed our expectations. We had several visits to the area, and Michael always took ample time to show us houses, and with lots of patience explained us the pros and cons. Earlier this year we made a purchase, and the handling of the purchase went very smooth, and even after closing Michael was still available to give us advice and help us when we needed help. Superlatives are not invented yet to describe the feeling of service, commitment and honesty we got from Michael. Big thank you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2011
fltattendt
Helped me buy home
Mike Gilles and his entire team are superb realtors. They not only wanted to find me home, they worked diligently to find a home that was even better than I imagined finding within my budget. From start to finish, Mike gave me excellent advice on making an offer on a short sale, he negotiated the sale price effectively, and he kept my spirits up while wating for the bank to decide on my offer. I happily moved into my new home in July 2011, thanks to the remarkably professional efforts of this Team. I heartily recommend the Gilles Team to you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2011
pastorbeth
Helped me buy home
As a military family we have made many moves and dealt with numerous real estate agents. If only they were all as knowledgeable and professional as the Gillies team! They did a phenomenal job helping us find the right property, managed the inspections and closing for us, AND provided wonderful resources for us. We highly recommend them!
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2011
RaynaSprouse
Helped me buy and sell homes
I loved working with them. We were very young for new home buyers and they were so nice and very helpful. Drove us around and only showed houses with the specifications we requested. I look forward to working with them if ever we need to sell or buy again!
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2011
dukejj
Listed and sold a home
We unfortunately ended up in a short sale situation due to a job transfer and the Gillies were extremely knowledgeable about the process and worked diligently with the other agent and the bank to push the sale through. They are wonderful to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2011
emtkirtie
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had the pleasure of working with the Gillies team when we bought our home and then while selling it again two years later. They were fantastic and worked with us when we were on huge time crunches. When we first bought our home, we flew in from another country and looked at 18 homes in pouring down rain from a hurricane, all in one day. They were all very knowledgeable and made us feel like we were their only priority. As a military family who moves a lot, we wish we could have the Gillies team represent us with every real estate transaction because we know they would have our best interest in mind and that we would be taken care of. We would recommend them to anyone! Thank you Cindy, Mike, and Michael! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2011
bestarmywife
Helped me buy home
The Gillies Team is wonderful! They never grew tired of my constant phone calls. They were there all the way through the closing with a cheerful attitude. The Gillies Team will work until you are happy!
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2011
skrub67
Listed and sold a home
Michael Gillies was a very motivated agent. Even with the snow fall of Jan 2010 (and him stepping off a snow covered driveway into a ditch and sinking up to his waist in snow) he still had no complaints about house hunting with me. We managed to look at close to 100 houses in person and many more on paper. I usually do not refer people/businesses but I refer Michael to anyone I hear talking about buying or selling. He listened to what I wanted, what I wanted to spend and found exactly what I was looking for. It did not matter if it was a snow day for everyone else or a Saturday or Sunday, he was ALWAYS willing to assist me. He earned my business and respect. As a customer and as a friend. 2014 The Gillies team came through again and sold the same house they helped us purchase in 2010. They were just as great working with selling as they were when we bought it. They were dead on market value. The process went smoothy. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2011
DI Big Dawg
Helped me buy home
Michael Gillies and the Gillies are very knowledgeable, professional, and well experienced. Additionally, they are committed, dedicated, and loyal to their client.