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"If you need a reliable, knowledgeable, easy-reachable, experienced agent please look no further. Buying process can be super stressful, but Elena is always there to make it easier for you. If I can add an extra star for her performance I would do it. Bravo Elena!"
"Elena managed the sale of my condominium perfectly. She understands the local market based on long experience, research, and analysis. Her grasp of the situation enabled her to advise wisely on the appropriate level of renovations. She is also driven in the best sense of the term; she wanted to bring my property to market, extensively renovated, as quickly as possible, and she managed the process so that, from "coming soon" announcement to ratified sales contract, was compressed into a remarkably short period of time. Her pricing skills are also unmatched. She accurately assessed the market value of the property. The listing price immediately drew legitimate offers, and the sale price ended up significantly exceeding the listing price. Elena managed this crucial segment of the process with great skill. She has absolute integrity, and she always does exactly what she says she will do exactly when she says she will do it. I also greatly appreciated the way she responded immediately and directly to the relatively few questions I asked during the process, and she took it upon herself to keep me fully informed every step of the way. I can't imagine finding a more hard-working, effective professional than Elena. Her record speaks for itself, but I want to recommend her without any hesitation or reservation. She's simply the best."
"During the selling/buying process, Elena was my advocate every step of the way, and my voice when I needed her to be. With almost 20 years of experience, she navigated each hurdle without batting an eye. From HOA issues to the many things I didn’t catch as a first-time homeowner, Elena walked me through each obstacle, and she made me feel empowered with every decision.
This woman literally works seven days a week and too often puts her clients before her own personal needs, despite my lectures about priorities. Although selling my townhouse was anything but stress-free, especially in the current market, and on top of everything else I was already managing, I would absolutely work with her again. She not only gets results, but she’ll get you the results you want. Just know it will not be a stroll in the park, because she believes hard work results in high payoffs.
She was honest and realistic about her expectations. Like when I was eyeing a cheaper fixer-upper, but she pointed out the additional stress that renovations would put on mom at this stage in our lives. Or when she talked me down from a beautiful $715k+ 4200+ sq.ft home overlooking the river, and she reminded me that I wouldn’t want to be working my life away just to pay my daily living expenses.
Whenever I was perfectly content with accepting an offer or addendum, Elena explained why she thought we could do better, and proceeded to use her negotiating skills to obtain results far beyond my expectations. And whenever I was insulted by a lowball offer, she was insulted alongside with me and would then proceed to demonstrate exactly why you would want someone like Elena on your team. 😳
When I met Elena, I told her one of my goals was to get my mom into a single family home that would be easier on her, versus the 3-story townhouse we were currently in. Mom wanted her own private in-law suite with a storage area where she could organize all of her balikbayan boxes. I also told her I wanted it to happen by the end of the year. Elena said we could make it happen with a little hard work.
Elena got us there but Mom was only a few days shy of seeing closing day. It just wasn’t in the cards. But she was so excited about getting there, showing all of her friends and family pictures of our next home, planning furniture placement, scoping out the neighborhood online for her favorite stores, and planning the house blessing and housewarming party. I know if mom were still around, she would be so happy here. Initially, mom had her doubts about Elena’s way of doing things. Sometimes mom would protest and say this expense was unnecessary or that process wasn’t needed. But as the weeks progressed, I would hear fewer protests from mom and a lot more of “listen to Elena, she knows what she’s doing”. If that isn’t an endorsement, then I don’t know what is. 😊"
"We are forever grateful! Thank you for all your hard work Elena!"
"Elena Gorbounova gets Five Stars Plus from me. From the beginning to the end of the process and even after the quality of service was First Rate. She answered my questions frankly and honestly and her negotiating skills helped to get the best possible terms for me AND I had a contract in less than a day.
She knows the real estate market and she will get things done quickly and efficiently.
"After years of seeing Elena's beautiful face gracing the back cover of the Skyline News magazine, this original Skyline owner had a front row seat to watch her amazing real estate talents brought to bear in selling our 'home in the sky'! You are a whirlwind of activity, driven to provide the best experience and results for your clients (us)! Elena's advice on all manner of improving the selling experience were always 'spot on' and effective. Your communications w/ all involved parties were always timely & effective- we never once felt 'left out'. The ultimate result, a satisfactory and swift conclusion, was gratefully received. We wholeheartedly thank you for this- you are the true Queen of Skyline Sales!"
"As first-time home buyers there was a lot that we didn’t know. Elena was able to educate us and walk us through the entire home buying process. She made sure we knew the ins and outs and made us aware of any red flags she saw that we weren’t experienced enough to pick up by ourselves. She helped us put together a winning offer and also was able to negotiate things with the seller that we thought were impossible in the current market including seller closing cost assistance and seller concessions for repairs.
With Elena’s guidance we were able to close on our beautiful home quickly and we could not be happier. When it comes to real estate agents Elena is the real deal, she was so amazing to work with and I would highly recommend working with her if you have the opportunity."
"Elena Gorbounova is the best Realtor/Broker I have ever worked with. Her level of knowledge, expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills are unmatched. She takes the time to listen and get to know what her clients want. I would not only recommend her, but would tell you that it’s Your LOSS if you don’t choose her, because it’s always a "Win-Win" for you and the property, with her representing you!"
"Elena, your dedication and skill has pulled off a miracle and is testament to your business acumen and tenacity you brought to bear in selling my property. So, I would like to express to your future clients that when people search for someone to help them in buying or selling a home, often they overlook the business acumen and industry contacts a particular Agent/broker may bring to the table. In my case, I knew and respected Elena for these attributes and it paid off handsomely as she sold my Townhome way above asking price in just a single day. But it was not over then as the buyer was forced to withdraw their offer. And quickly as that occurred, Elena relisted my home and in just 12 hours had gained another offer equal in every respect to the first including the exact same price! So, it's not luck, it's skill! Elena’s selling process is thorough from start to finish. Her advice and mentoring on how best to prepare for showings is followed up with solid negotiation skills and then reviewing all of the contract T&C’s. She is with you every step of the way right up until closing as she sits next to you while signing. So, when buying or selling a home, having the Best Agent/Broker on your side is a must. Choose Elena, and you can’t go wrong!"
"ELENA G. IS SIMPLY THE BEST OF THE BEST! I’ve been involved in twenty residential and commercial purchases and sales in my life in three states. I just completed both a residential sale and purchase using Elena’s expertise. She is simply the best of the best. Elena not only kept an active eye out for my wanted floor plan to come up (with regular updates) but shared my excitement in finding just what I’d been waiting for. She guided me through the bidding process with remarkable success and then used those same skills to sell my own condo at a price I had no reason to expect. Her legal background and her designation as a Master Certified Negotiation Expert were strongly evident. Elena buffered any stress for me despite all the details involved with both selling and moving within a three-week period. I was in contract the day we made my offer and sold my condo within 5 minutes of the open house ending. Elena’s insistence on staging was spot on. Additionally, I was impressed by her demeanor with all other players involved with the buying and selling process. She was both driven and pleasant-a very welcome feat these days. Her strong character was evident in how she conducted herself. Not only have I found a Realtor for future transactions, but feel I’ve found a friend. Who would have expected a buy and sell to go so smoothly and happily?! This is the Realtor you want!"