The Gillies Team

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

Ratings & reviews (41)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2015
zwothers
Helped me buy home
First of all, I highly recommend the Gillies Team. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with both Michael and Cindy and have nothing but the best to describe our experience. As first time home buyers, we required our hands to be closely held through the buying process and Michael graciously provided us all the time and personal assistance we needed. After considering numerous homes, we made the decision to build a home with a local builder/developer. Michael attended every meeting we had with the builder from the initial drafting of the contract, to the pre- construction, drywall, and settlement walk throughs, and finally settlement. Michael was always available and prompt with communication. My wife and I are fortunate that not only did we purchase a home, but we also developed a friendship with Michael and his team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2015
danneterrill
Listed and sold a home
Cindy, Mike, and the entire team were wonderful! They were extremely professional, well-organized, and on top of everything. They provided excellent advice on marketing our home, provided outstanding photo and video support, and it all led to us having multiple offers within four days...and a contract shortly thereafter. If you are moving to the area, or looking to market your home, they are the first people you should contact. Ask around, and you won't find any better team!
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2015
YasminGomez
Listed and sold a home
The place to go! They will sell your house and provide guidance thought out the entire process! :-) I contacted the Team a year ahead of the sell of the house, even thou I was not going to sell it immediately, I received their visit from them right away. During the first visit they check the house and make recommendations on what to fix or what should not, best time to put the house on the market and when thru possible scenarios. My house sold on a week and On the price expected!
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2015
user2293105
Listed and sold a home
My experience was fantastic. This can be a very stressful process at times and the Gillies Team got me through by being proactive and reassuring. I would recommend The Gillies Team to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2015
user58450671
Listed and sold a home
We vetted several local realtors at the beginning of this process and were recommended to the Gillies Team by a few friends. The Gillies Team brings every facet to the table-broker, realtor, and appraiser experience. Additionally their in depth knowledge of the area, business, and professionalism is unparalleled. To say that we were thorough in our quest for the best possible representation for our property is an understatement. We do our research and we knew what our property was worth. Our home sold in one day when average time on the market is 60-85 days. I think that says a lot about our home and our choice in the Gillies Team-they are outstanding in every aspect and we could not recommend them enough. They are the consummate professionals. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
samachande
Listed and sold a home
Jeannie DeFeo was our agent for both selling our home and purchasing a new one. She has the local knowledge of various military transfer dates, base locations and schools, thus providing us with the correct timing for which to list our home. The whole listing process was painless and the advertising and brochures were fantastic. Our home sold within three days!!!! The purchasing process was just as simple. Jeannie DeFeo is one in a million, we HIGHLY recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
03/13/2015
lmm5926
Helped me buy and sell homes
This is the second time I have worked with the Gillies team. The first time was buying a home in Stafford for the first time when I was new to the area. This time they helped me find a new home and helped to sell my current home. They know the real estate market very well and their customer service is outstanding! They made every effort to understand what I wanted and needed in a home and worked diligently to find just the right place each time. They did a fantastic job selling my current house. They know the market very well and the professionalism and knowledge shows in every step of the process. I could not be happier with my experience with the Gillies Team and I highly recommend them!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/19/2015
thorvillani
Helped me buy home
Michael did an outstanding job helping us find the perfect new home. I hadn't bought a new home in many years and was thankful that the Gilles Team was there to walk me through the process. Their professionalism was amazing which resulted in us finding a home where we wanted and below our budget. I would highly recommend The Gilles Team.
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2015
wilberbridges
Showed me homes
The most impressive thing about working with Michael was his honesty. When he implemented the online search for properties, he was very careful to stay within the guidelines and prices we had requested. He is the first realtor to do that. All the others we have used always raised the price range and attempted to sell higher priced property first. Whenever we ask to see a property, Michael was able to schedule it within a short time frame. We eventually purchased a new house from a builder. Even after we closed on our house, he willingly answered questions and worked with the title company to provide additional information on house warranties. We will continue to stay in contact with Michael to work out issues with the contractor who built our house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2014
khalidmm5
Listed and sold a home
The Gillies Team were the perfect choice when we contacted them with short notice to look at a house in Stafford. Micheal was willing to go out of his way to help us on our selling the house. Micheal is a very professional, knowledgeable, and witty agent. It was a ride from start to finish. Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2014
user0534770
Listed and sold a home
The Gillies Team provided with us with the best stress free home purchase possible! This is our third home purchase and this experience far exceeded previous partnerships. Michael Jr. in particular was knowledgeable and most helpful. I would without hesitation recommend Michael and his Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2014
faith caprio
Listed and sold a home
Friends that sold their house highly recommended the Gillis Team. It was the first time my we have ever sold a house, so we were both very apprehensive about the process. We couldn't have asked for a better experience from the start to the end, the Gillis team held our hand through the entire process. Having a short time line to move out and sell a house due to a PCS move (with military) was very stressful, and they did their best to alleviate most of my stress. The Gillis team was knowledgeable about the comps in the area and assessed our house at the best possible price. We were able to get what we asked for and more! We would highly recommend the Gillis team and look forward to seeing them again when we plan to move back to Virginia and want to buy! :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
martin radzio
Listed and sold a home
Michael Gillies was a terrific agent through the entire home sale process, from the exploratory interview through the closing of the home. His strongest attribute is his integrity and commitment to the client.
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2014
bcowley99
Listed and sold a home
The Gillies Team was highly professional and thorough in their process. Everything they laid out came to fruition. And, even after we moved, they went out of their way to check on our house multiple times and mail some large items to us at our knew home, that were accidently sent to our old home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2014
10sjmedeiros
Listed and sold a home
The Gillies team handled a very difficult divorce sale with superior professionalism and a personal touch. Responsive, positive and tireless support throughout the process. They receive my highest recommendation.
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2014
user8896708
Listed and sold a home
We picked the Gillies Team after interviewing two other agents. We knew another family who used them for a sale, and were very impressed. We were not disappointed with the level of effort, and the professional effort that Cindy, Mike, and Michael all put into getting our house ready for sale, and then sold. We were never given any false expectations. The market research and analysis that they provided up front, and then regularly updated, was helpful in expectation management. We were under contract in six weeks at a time when properties were not moving very quickly. Their combined skills in bringing the offer to a contract and then to closing was, in a word, superior. They kept us informed at each step in the process without being intrusive. When there was something we did not understand, they were quick to explain. Following their advice, we got a great price. Last but not least, closing with their assistance was as smooth as silk. We had just experienced a rocky time two months before when we closed on our new home, so this one was an unexpected pleasure. We give them our highest and strongest recommendation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2014
haysgang6
Listed and sold a home
We listed our home with the Gillies Team. They were very supportive through the entire process of selling our house. They are very professional, reliable, and pay attention to all the added details. We highly recommend them for selling and buying a home in the Stafford area!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2014
bsimpson5
Listed and sold a home
The Gillies Team was on top of the details of our listing from the very beginning. It was a complicated sale, and they continued to be out in front paving the way for a successful conclusion to the process. They understand the intricacies of real estate, and that knowledge serves the needs of their clients incredibly well. Their commitment to their clients and to seeing the process through is unmatched in my experience.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2014
zuser20131019013408352
Helped me buy home
The Gillies Team was awesome to work with. As a Service Member serving overseas they were instrumental in making a home purchase 8572 miles away a simple and uncomplicated process. They did the one thing that most in sales do not do.....they LISTENED. They listened to my concerns, worries, needs and even the things I didn't actually verbalized but knew I needed. I highly and enthusiastically recommend them for buyers and sellers.
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2014
pruitts57
Helped me buy and sell homes
I used the Gillies team to do a sell/buy with coinciding settlements. The process seemed never racking and near impossible as the house we were selling was quite small for the area. The Gillies team stuck with it and in the end we were successful in selling our starter home and moving into the house of our dreams for a price we could afford. A special thanks to Micheal as he continued to provide excellent service even after our buying was closed!
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.