Liz is the best in the Biz
I called Liz the day before I was ready to make an offer on my first home. I had been keeping an eye on the market and needed someone that could get up to speed quickly and that was going to push an unmotivated seller. Liz was unbelievably attentive and very sharp. She is exactly what any buyer or seller could want in a real estate professional. I am going to recommend her to everyone I know and I consider myself a tough customer! She is going to be the first call I make when I am ready to sell.
Liz is amazing
Liz was able to find us a rental within one day and made the entire process very simple and easy. Not only that, but she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She made an often stressful event into a fun and enjoyable experience. I could not recommend her enough. Thank you!
LeiYana does EVERYTHING!
LeiYana does EVERYTHING to include you in the entire home-buying process! She not only schools you in every option that you have as a homebuyer, but she listens to all your expectations and does her very best to fulfill them.
I consider myself to very picky, impatient, and demanding and LeiYana was able to handle that and her pregnancy at the same time!! She is very driven and motivated in the process of finding a home that you and/or your family will be very happy with. LeiYana proved to be a true GOD-SEND to me finding the perfect home!
THANKS SO MUCH!
Lindsay Dreyer and the City Chic team were fantastic to work with! When it came time to sell my NW co-op, I knew that I wanted to work with an agent that would make sure my listing had a strong internet presence. She arranged for fantastic photographs to be taken that really represented the feel of the building and apartment, down to the antique door fixtures. Lindsay knew my neighborhood well and which things to highlight and market to potential buyers. She was consistently available and responsive to all communication. Always ready to talk or meet during a time that worked with my schedule. Even in a buyer’s market, I feel she was able to sell my property in a timely manner (3 months from listing to closing) and get a fair price. I would recommend her to anyone wishing to sell a property in DC.
I bought my first home with City Chic Real Estate, and I could not have scripted a better experience: I found my dream house in the most painless way possible. Buying a house can be both time-consuming and taxing on the nerves, and LIndsay Dreyer and her team know this. Lindsay never wasted my time--from the first meeting in her office, she was exceptional, listening to what I wanted, respecting my financial boundaries, and throwing in a wild card or to to help me think outside the box. I never saw a property that didn't meet my "must-haves" or was outside my financial boundaries unless I asked to see it. And when my dream house came on the market, Lindsay gave me amazing advice, helping me win a competitive bidding process.
And it's not just Lindsay--her team was incredible. Between the offer and closing--a very busy time--Lindsay got married. Even though she was gone for over a week, there was no impact on the deal--Liz and the rest of her team covered seamlessly. No small feat, when one considers I was a first-time home buyer who had questions about EVERYTHING.
I cannot recommend City Chic highly enough. If you're looking for a home, you should seek out Lindsay and her crew ASAP. You will not regret it.
LeiYana Stevenson is a true professional. I was stressing about finding a place and she calmed me down and took me through the pace to find a place to call home. Although I didn't end up renting a house through LeiYana, she and the others at CityChic were still there to answer questions for me. Thanks LeiYana, keep up the great work!
I would gladly recommend you and your services.
Lindsay, I just wanted to take a moment following the successful closing of the sale of our property to thank you for your services. Throughout the process of listing, marketing, negotiating, and closing I found your service to be very professional and helpful. I would gladly recommend you and your services to anyone in your area.
Great experience with City Chic!
We had a terrific experience working with Lindsay Dreyer on the purchase of an apartment in Dupont Circle/Logan Circle. She knows the DC market well (the current state of the market, its history, and how DC is doing relative to the rest of the country). We were initially undecided on neighborhoods and amenities. She showed us a diverse array of inventory and did a great job of listening to our reactions to help us zero in on the listings from which we ultimately made our choice. She was totally professional and responsive -- making herself available on weekends and evenings when we were available to see properties. She helped us negotiate a good deal and did all of the work to see us through to closing. We love our new place and highly recommend Lindsay to anyone looking for a place in DC. She's a fantastic realtor - and a lot of fun (and funny) too!
I would recommend City Chic to any and every person!
Many thanks for all your help. Your assistance made my life much simpler and allowed me to take the time to make every arrangement. I would recommend City Chic to any and every person who is considering renting an apartment in Washington, DC.
I wish everyone and everything I deal with could be as simple.
Wow - What can I say - Bank Holiday weekend, one day to find something and LeiYana narrowed us down to 5 apts - 2 were perfect. We negotiated and had everything done by Tuesday - picked up keys Wednesday. I wish everyone and everything I deal with could be as simple, well organized and professional as it is in dealing with LeiYana. You could not ask for more. Her focus on you as her client is second to none and being such a nice lady just backs everything up. Well worth every penny. Thank you - could not be happier.
Tara was amazing help for us first timers!
Tara was absolutely fantastic to work with along every step of the way. We were first time homebuyers and she made the process as stress free as possible and fun - at least as fun as trying to get your first mortgage can be!
Trust this girl with her connections! We had a bit of trouble with the first bank we went with for the mortgage and Tara really saved our butts by recommending another bank that totally ended up being the right call! We also had a very tight timeline after our bid was accepted on our place, but Tara made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. Thanks Tara for all the help!
Tara was with us every step of the way.
Working with Tara in purchasing our first home was great. Tara brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and will guide you through all of the processes that might be daunting for first-time buyers. She truly excels in her responsibilities as a realtor and will be there for you every step of the way. We recommend Tara, knowing that her work will exceed even one's highest expectations.
Lindsay made the sale of my home easy and painless.
Lindsay made the sale of my home easy and painless. She found an excellent person to bring my home to a state of walk in ready for a very reasonable amount. My home was gorgeous when they were finished!
Lindsay was supportive and helpful at every step thru the process. She is superb! If I ever need to sell another property or want to buy, I will definitely contact Lindsay. You are in trustworthy hands with Lindsay.
My experience with LeiYana Stevenson and City Chic Real Estate has been nothing but positive.
My experience with LeiYana Stevenson and City Chic Real Estate has been nothing but positive. From the first phone call to the last, the service was positive, efficient,and effective. This made the move much easier and stress free. Also, this service is a great value for your moving dollars. Moving to a big city like Washington D.C. is difficult enough, but LeiYana was very professional. I recommend City Chic Real Estate and especially LeiYana.
I was getting 3-4 people walking through my house on a daily basis!
During the few months my home was on the market, Lindsay diligently worked at marketing my condo and had incredible internet presence. I was getting 3-4 people walking through my house on a daily basis! She was extremely knowledgeable about the market and the surrounding competition, yet another factor that lead to my house selling before all the rest.
I have never had such an enjoyable, pleasant experience with a sales expert. Lindsay will surely be my Realtor of choice, and one that I recommend to anyone and everyone.
We were able to find the perfect rental in a matter of hours.
We recently had a terrific experience renting a beautiful Silver Spring townhome through City Chic Real Estate in Washington D.C. Our Leasing Expert was LeiYana Stevenson, and she made it all happen for us in about two days. LeiYana was personal and professional in her approach to our needs, and helped us zero in on a handful of properties that met our criteria very quickly and efficiently. Then she patiently led us on a tour of our top choices and we were able to find the perfect rental in a matter of hours. It didn’t stop there, as LeiYana continued to guide us through the process of setting up the lease, and she handled much of the paperwork, deposits, etc. on our behalf. She was responsive to our questions (at any time we asked) and it was obvious that from her experience she could handle just about any situation or need. We would heartily recommend LeiYana to anyone
seeking a lease in Montgomery County or Washington D.C.
To say Tara is a superb Realtor would be an understatement.
To say Tara is a superb Realtor would be an understatement. She went above and beyond what I ever expected from a Realtor. She guided us through this difficult real estate market with her expertise and professionalism.
Tara was there to help us stage the condo we were selling and figure out the perfect price and time to introduce it to the market.
When we sold the condo in two weeks we were ecstatic, but nervous about finding a new home. Tara reassured us that she would find us the right home, and she delivered. Within a month we closed on an amazing home in our dream location. We are so grateful for all she has done for our family. City Chic Real Estate has set the bar high, and we are proud to be associated with them.
She fought for our best interest and was there with us every step of the process.
Lindsay is an incredibly knowledgeable and excellent agent. My husband and I worked with Lindsay to buy our first home in Virginia and it was a wonderful experience. She is honest, upfront, patient and responsive. She never made me feel like any of the questions I asked were not important and it seemed like there weren't any questions I could ask that she didn't know the answer to. I never felt neglected. She would always call me back and even answer the phone late in the evening (when I just expected to leave a message!). She went above and beyond every time we asked for something. We thought we knew what we wanted and where we wanted to live but she would make suggestions we never would have thought of otherwise. She really knows all sides of the business. She probably could have even done the home inspection herself! The inspector even joked that she could come and work for them. We had two pages of things that we wanted fixed on the house and Lindsay never made us feel like we were being unreasonable. She let us know what things were important and what things were acceptable on the house as is. She fought for our best interest and was there with us every step of the process. She couldn't have made buying our first home any easier. I would and have recommended her to friends and anyone I hear who is in the market. Thank you Lindsay!
Overall great experience.
Lindsay helped me buy my first condo. She was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about every aspect of the purchase process. She not only helped me find the right place for me, but she also expertly helped with the negotiations and made me feel comfortable every step along the way. She is very accessible and never made me feel that my questions and concerns were silly or unnecessary.
I have recommended Lindsay to friends that have used her and they have also been incredibly pleased with her services.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the “above and beyond” service that Tara provided to us.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the “above and beyond” service that Tara provided to us with the sale of our Glover Park condo. She helped us with staging, managed the scheduling of appointments around our son’s nightshift schedule, coordinated an electrician to install a ceiling fan, shopped for all sorts of things, and communicated with us at every turn. This was especially noteworthy because we were located in Pennsylvania during the entire process! We would highly recommend her for either side of a real estate sale.
Leiyana was great!
Leiyana was great! She was able to find me a qualified tenant fast. I highly recommend her services.
A consummate professional who is also a ton of fun.
My husband & I want to give DC one last gift before we leave: a recommendation for a fabulous real estate agent - Lindsay Dreyer.
Lindsay is an independent Broker/Owner of City Chic real estate. She just sold our home on 10th Street NE and everything about working w/her was awesome. She gave us spot-on staging advice and worked incredibly hard for and with us.
The results she got for us, in a down economy, are nothing short of miraculous. We had 6 offers on our home w/in 72 hours of listing and 4 of those offers were engaged in a bidding war. (And trust us, since Lindsay lives in and knows Brookland so well - we know our price was where it should have been.)
Our home sold for more than a larger home very near ours that had central air (ours doesn't have central air) did a few weeks ago.
And, since Lindsay is an independent Broker/Owner - you don't get dinged with a bunch of extraneous fees.
On top of all that - Lindsay is a rare combination: a consummate professional who is also a ton of fun. (She works in Brookland and beyond...) We offer her to all of you with our highest recommendation.
She knows the DC rental market!
LeiYana Stevenson is the consummate professional. I have to admit that I am skeptical of realtors from past experiences, but she was impressive. She knows the DC area and quickly adapted her search to my needs and wants. Within seven hours, I felt like I had gotten a real good feel for properties in the DC area and saw two that I was very interested in. She quickly answered any questions that I had and those that she could not answer, she found the answer for. While I did not end up renting a place in DC, it was not because of LeiYana's efforts. I just realized that I am not a city person. I would highly recommend her to others. She knows the DC rental market!
We appreciate the time and care you took to ensure we found the perfect home.
Tara, thank you is long overdue! We wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with you, and how much we appreciate the time and care you took to ensure we found the perfect home. We LOVE it!! We could not be more pleased with the decision, and how things worked out. Thank you for being so patient and thoughtful throughout the entire process.
Professional, Competent and Efficient.
LeiYana, is a natural. She totally gets it when it comes to her business and client needs. I've been in business for 27 years and LeiYana is the only agent I have ever dealt with that understands the rental business better than most seasoned agents. Professional, Competent and Efficient is how I would describe her work.
LeiYana works very hard.
LeiYana works very hard and is very knowledgeable of the rental market in the DC/Bethesda/Rockville area.
Anyone who is new to the area and looking for a rental should definitely use LeiYana as their agent.
My roommate and I are college students from the West Coast and we only had one day to find a place. LeiYana was the best. She spent the day helping us find a nice rental in our price range close to the metro in Bethesda, and we are both very happy with our new condo. Anyone who is new to the area and looking for a rental should definitely use LeiYana as their agent.
You are truly a model for what would be the perfect agent.
I wanted to express my enormous appreciation for all your efforts in helping me to get my condominium listed and rented. Your work ethic, professionalism, attention to detail, and counsel were invaluable! You are truly a model for what would be the perfect agent: I never had to ask you twice for anything, you seamlessly guided me throughout the process, and you endlessly provided objective, accurate advice.
We ended up with a house we love!
Lindsay is great! We were looking for a house for about 5-6 months and she was always very patient with us, very very responsive to our questions/inquiries, and nearly always available to meet/take us out to look at new houses! She was very attentive about walking us through the bidding and closing process and was also a valuable asset to have in terms of assessing property value and strategizing for offers. We ended up with a house we love and the usually stressful process was made easier by having Lindsay at our side! Highly recommend!
I couldn't have done it without her and have already recommended her to friends.
Lindsay fulfilled all of my expectations and then some. She was easy to talk to, a great listener and easily able to tailor my search to the type of properties I wanted to see. She was always available to answer any of my questions as a first time home buyer and could talk me through all of the processes and help me know what was coming down the pike. Her knowledge of the industry, the area, and the home buying process was key to the success of the process and made me consistently confident that we were moving forward and making the right decisions.
She has a fabulous set of vendors that she works with. Everyone she recommended from the loan officer, to the home inspector, to the closing lawyer, was professional, easy to work with, and trustworthy. These vendors also all respected Lindsay and her knowledge and experience. I had a trouble free home buying process and am now in the perfect condo to suit my needs. I couldn't have done it without her and have already recommended her to friends.
Lindsay MET and EXCEEDED every expectation I had.
When two of my most discerning friends told me to use "Agent Lindsay" Dreyer to buy my first home, I knew she had to be good. I wanted to get in before the deadline for the tax credit and our timing was short. Lindsay MET and EXCEEDED every expectation I had for my real estate agent. I have now been in my condo for almost 2 months and could not be happier!
Here are a few highlights:
ACCESSIBLE. Lindsay made herself available whenever I needed her (even Easter Sunday to view a property before an open house because I was convinced it was my "dream condo" after seeing pictures online). She always responded quickly to emails and texts and kept me apprised of everything I needed to know as we went.
FUN. Buying a home is stressful. Being with Lindsay is not! She is fun to be with, down to earth and real. Her outgoing personality makes her easy to talk to and she doesn't have that fake/shiny thing going on I see with a lot of agents.
"GOT" ME. It didn't take long for Lindsay to really understand what I was looking for -- even when I wasn't exactly sure. Because of this, we didn't waste time looking at properties that were out of my league or I wouldn't like.
TECH SAVVY. Lindsay's knowledge of technology made it so easy to work with her. From e-signatures, to web listings, she simplified the home buying process and I could do most of the paperwork digitally -- without having to visit her office all of the time.
EXCELLENT JUDGEMENT. When a crisis occurred a week before my closing, I was on vacation. Lindsay knew that there was nothing I could do to fix the problem and decided not to tell me (so I wouldn't freak out and would enjoy my time off). She successfully pulled every string she could while I was away and I closed on time! I didn't learn about all the chaos until my final walk through -- but I'm pretty sure Lindsay didn't get much sleep that week (but I did!).
GREAT TEACHER. I am not an idiot, but I didn't know much about real estate at all going into it. Lindsay simplified the process so I could understand and feel ownership over an otherwise bewildering experience! I am now the one teaching my friends about it.
HONEST. The place I ended up buying was overpriced according to Lindsay, but I really loved it and wanted to put in an offer. She helped me figure out an appropriate counter offer and was realistic about the pros and cons of the properties we viewed.
SMART. Lindsay clearly knows what she is doing and is a sophisticated negotiator.
GREAT NETWORK. Her network of lenders, contractors, etc. are wonderful and I was pleased with everyone she introduced me to. When she didn't know someone I needed personally, she would go out of her way to find someone.
Place your confidence in LeiYana, and you will not be disappointed!
James and I began our search for housing in D.C. on the internet and were disillusioned by several attempts to contact potential property owners that ended with fraud attempts. We came upon LeiYana’s website and decided to contact her. It was the best decision we could have made! LeiYana was thorough and professional in all of our dealings with her and she really delivered for us, though our criteria were very specific. We met with her to do minor paperwork and view properties on a Monday and we were notified that we were approved for our chosen property the very next day. While James and I were skeptical at first about whether going through an agent was the best choice, we found that working with LeiYana lifted a huge burden off of us and allowed us to concentrate on other things. Place your confidence in LeiYana, and you will not be disappointed!
Very knowledgeable, resourceful and patient.
I recently purchased my first condo in DC, and I couldn't imagine getting through the process without Lindsay. From start to finish, she was exactly what I needed in a realtor. She was knowledgeable, patient, upfront, responsive, and persistent when she needed to be. On top of that she made what could be a daunting process very accessible and even fun. I looked forward to each meeting with her and honestly felt like she really cared about making sure I got the place that was right for me.
Where Lindsay really earns her 5 stars is in the care she provided through the entire process. Due to several circumstances, I was looking to find a place fast and be able to move in as quickly as possible. Now, I had done a fair amount of research on my own, prepared my finances, and even met with a few other realtors before Lindsay and I went out on our first look together. I had a good idea what I didn't want and couldn't afford. For her part, Lindsay really listened to what I told her I was looking for and made an effort to get to know me, my priorities, and tastes. When we went out looking, I was impressed that she showed me places that were right in line with what we discussed, and when I found the right place she was on top of every detail to keep me on track to a very quick closing. This involved not only holding my hand through the process but making sure my loan provider and other players kept up with the tight timeline. In the end I am so happy with my new place and am grateful to Lindsay for making it all come together.
Today I am a happy home owner!
I worked with Lindsay last year when I was finally able to quit renting and become a first-time home buyer. She is awesome! Very knowledgeable, resourceful and patient. She was always available and ready to answer my questions (and as a first time buyer I had many!). Most importantly, from the first meeting I felt that she really understood my situation and my preferences, and worked with me to make sure I was totally comfortable going through the process. Today I am a happy home owner - if I could go back and do it all again, I would change absolutely nothing! Thanks Lindsay for all your help!
I now have a great renter.
I tried finding a renter for my home and had no success. Not only that, my house needed repairs, and the thought of finding reliable contractors frustrated me. I gave the entire project to Mrs. Stevenson and she "picked up the ball and ran with it." I now have a great renter. Due to Mrs. Stevenson's professionalism I am a stress free landlord.
Because of Leiyana, my husband and I have the perfect place with the best deal in town!
My husband and I worked as a military couple who just recently got stationed in the metropolitan area. We were somewhat frantic because we had to move to one side of the country to another. To top it off we only had one month to find housing before we both started work! So we searched around and we found Leiyana. Let me tell you: she is amazing! She is very efficient, professional, and very understanding.
When you are in the process of being moved from one base to another, you have so much to do and it becomes very stressful and exhausting. Leiyana made looking for our home less of a chore and more of a wonderful experience. She fights for her clients and she makes sure you get exactly what you want. I would recommend her for everyone. She is the ideal real estate agent! Because of Leiyana, my husband and I have the perfect place with the best deal in town! Thank you Leiyana for all you have done!
The most motivated, enthusiastic, intuitive and REAL real estate agent I have ever met.
Lindsay is the most motivated, enthusiastic, intuitive and REAL real estate agent I have ever met. When my brother and I were looking for a place in DC, she constantly found condos and townhouses for us to check out, and there wasn't a weekend or free week day that we didn't at least see a few. Patience is a virtue, and she learned more about us as we continued to look, and found the perfect place for us. She knew after the first two weekends looking at condos that we really wanted a townhouse (and we didn't even really know what we wanted!)...and she never hesitated to be real with us, telling us what we did or did not really want to see. In my opinion, that's what anybody should want in an agent...someone who will be REAL with them, honest and true. Some people know exactly what they're looking for, but MOST people don't...and when Lindsay just so happens to stumble on that PERFECT place for you, she won't hesitate to tell you!
My brother and I love our house and we never would have found it with out you...thanks, Lindsay!!! :)
If you are looking for someone who is friendly, knowledgeable & straight forward, look no further!
My husband & I worked with Lindsay this past summer to purchase our first condo. It was a great experience & I highly recommend her if you are looking to purchase in DC. She had a great knowledge of the area and was very familiar with every condo building we looked at. She is also very easy to work with, gets back to you almost immediately, and pays attention to little details. She actually found our condo for us & we are very picky! I recommended her to a friend & he just bought his first condo through her as well & thought she was great. If you are looking for someone who is friendly, knowledgeable & straight-forward, look no further!
Seriously, I can't say enough good things. I wish she was also a contractor, mechanic, and hairdresser.
My SO and I were first time buyers in the district and had no clue how to buy a house. We are also have very specific tastes and I am, to put it mildly, more than a little surly. Seriously, I have disdain for everything.
So the fact that I am willing to be totally enthusiastic about Lindsay should say something. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the process of buying a house (and willing to entertain countless inane questions about financing and inspections), she has a level of enthusiasm that kept even this sullen chick happy throughout the process.
She quickly understood our taste - and didn't waste our time showing us things we wouldn't like or try to talk us into something crazy ("You'll get used to the commute, I swear!"). Even when we had a minor meltdown over a rejected offer, she was always honest but upbeat. She saved us from a lot of stress by explaining everything and being very available.
Seriously, I can't say enough good things. I wish she was also a contractor, mechanic, and hairdresser.
Whip smart, reliable, responsive and incredibly dedicated.
After working with Lindsay in the real estate industry for 2 years, when it came time to buy my home I knew that she had to be my real estate agent. Lindsay is whip smart, reliable, responsive and incredibly dedicated. She has a wide grasp on all facets of real estate transactions- from lending to inspections to marketing to closing and beyond. She is a savvy negotiator and works in her client's best interests. Outside of these wonderful business oriented traits, she is also warm, bubbly, personable, thoughtful and genuine. She listens closely to the needs of her clients and delivers each time without fail.
She was and will continue to be my first choice to work with personally and first referral I give for real estate professionals in this market. I could not be happier with the professional service she provides.
The buying experience was great!
I moved from Belgium to NoVA in January 2008. I've never had a great experience with Realtors so I was really surprised when Lindsay responded to a thread I posted on http://city-data.com. Her signature said she was a Realtor so I followed the links through to her site. So many realtor's have the most ususable websites--but not Lindsay. She took the time to create a unique and modern website which shows she is serious about her profession.
Before I found a house, I needed a place to stay for a few months and Lindsay offered to go by the house to make sure it was in a safe neighborhood, etc. She did this without any guarantee I would choose her as my Realtor.
Looking for houses was a blast and after seeing just a few she got a real sense for what I was looking for. She didn't waste my time taking me to houses that I wouldn't like. Instead, in a matter of days we found the perfect house for my family.
The buying experience was great. Our bank said it would take 45 days to close, so she found us another lender and we closed within just a couple of weeks.
I would recommend Lindsay to anyone and am proud to call this city chic my friend!
Very helpful for a newbie.
Lindsay is terrifiic. I always thought of real estate agents as either total flakes or complete slimeballs, and was thrilled to find that Lindsay is neither. After Bank of America completely dropped the ball on my mortgage, she hooked me up with a lender who was able to pull my loan together in less than two weeks (while I was in Mexico) to close on time.
She has a good undertanding of all aspects of home-buying, which is very helpful for a newbie. She also has good taste and quickly understands what you are looking for without pushing you to spend more than your maximum. She is very flexible, once meeting me to look at places on a Saturday night from 9-11pm since that was the only time I could go. Lindsay is also very tech-savvy and rapidly fires back via either text message or email.
I would absolutely recommend Lindsay to others - not only will you appreciate her professionalism, expertise, resourcefulness, and flexibility, you will actually have a good time in the process.