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My family has been in the real estate development business for a long time. We own many millions of dollars worth of property in DC and have dealt with hundreds of agents. There are a select few who we consider A-team players and Dan MacDonald is one of them. He is a rare combination of being smart and personable while having a relentless work ethic. We’ve enjoyed exceptional results from him on both the buying and selling side and expect to do many more deals together in the future. You would be very fortunate to get Dan as your realtor as well. ”
Lezgin M., Co-founder of Dilan Investments, Buyer and Seller, DC

I can say with full confidence that I would not have been able to find the perfect home for me and my girlfriend had it not been for Dan and his team. If you're buying in D.C., you MUST use them. I was a first time home buyer (now owner!) and Dan was patient with us and knowledgeable about the neighborhoods as well as the financial considerations of buying a home in need of renovation vs a newly renovated one. In fact, he went out of his way to conduct extra due diligence on a home that, at first glance, was perfect, but upon closer inspection presented some real concerns. We definitely would not have caught that without his guidance and expertise. That's just one example of how he was putting our interests first. When we ultimately found the perfect home, he was aggressive and prevented a a bidding war that would have priced us out of the home. If I ever buy or sell another property in DC I will absolutely work with Dan again and I strongly suggest you give him a call as well. You can't go wrong. ”
David T., Buyer from NE, DC

Dan was the man from start to finish! He handled the sale of my home expertly and in the end it worked out better than I could've expected. He first advised me on home improvements and staging before listing, which helped us get multiple offers pushing the price $50k above our asking price. Upon accepting a offer Dan informed me he felt uncomfortable with a number of requests the buyer had made in the paperwork. Dan advised me that additional provisions should be added to the contract to guarantee my protection. The buyers informed us the day before closing that they were pulling out with no explanation, but fortunately due to the terms of the contract, the earnest money deposit was issued to me by the closing attorney without arbitration. Dan immediately put the property back on the market and again got multiple offers, and again sold the property within days. We were able to get through closing quickly and the house sold above asking price. Dan had my back the entire time and I'm grateful I had him in my corner during the transaction. If you are considering buying or selling a home in the DC area you definitely want Dan and his team on your side! ”
Matthew S., Seller from NW, DC

I'm so happy I decided to go with Keith and the MacDonald/Becker team to list my home. This house was my first renovation and Keith really knew how to get the highest price for my home. His team of stagers and professional photographers showed off the fine craftsmanship of the house. After just a couple of days on the market, we had multiple offers and received well above the asking price. However, Keith really demonstrated his professionalism through a brutal contract period and helped bring me to a successful closing. We had many late night conversations but he was always available and had a well thought out strategy for each turn in the process. I would strongly recommend Keith and the MacDonald/Becker team for anyone in the DC metro area! ”
Sakib K., Seller from SE, DC

Dan did an outstanding job helping me buy my home in Washington DC and I would recommend his services without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Washington. I was looking for a property that met a very specific set of criteria, and when it was located he moved swiftly and skillfully to help me beat out the other buyers and land the property. He also helped me to line up a lender who successfully closed without a hitch, when there were other lenders who previously expressed heartburn over the fact that it needed work. Dan was an expert from start to finish and made sure we got the deal done without wasting time. He is definitely a guy you want on your side in a real estate transaction. ”
Greg U., Buyer from NW, DC

My family has been in the real estate development business for a long time. We own many millions of dollars worth of property in DC and have dealt with hundreds of agents. There are a select few who we consider A-team players and Dan MacDonald is one of them. He is a rare combination of being smart and personable while having a relentless work ethic. We’ve enjoyed exceptional results from him on both the buying and selling side and expect to do many more deals together in the future. You would be very fortunate to get Dan as your realtor as well. ”
Lezgin M., Co-founder of Dilan Investments, Buyer and Seller, DC

I can say with full confidence that I would not have been able to find the perfect home for me and my girlfriend had it not been for Dan and his team. If you're buying in D.C., you MUST use them. I was a first time home buyer (now owner!) and Dan was patient with us and knowledgeable about the neighborhoods as well as the financial considerations of buying a home in need of renovation vs a newly renovated one. In fact, he went out of his way to conduct extra due diligence on a home that, at first glance, was perfect, but upon closer inspection presented some real concerns. We definitely would not have caught that without his guidance and expertise. That's just one example of how he was putting our interests first. When we ultimately found the perfect home, he was aggressive and prevented a a bidding war that would have priced us out of the home. If I ever buy or sell another property in DC I will absolutely work with Dan again and I strongly suggest you give him a call as well. You can't go wrong. ”
David T., Buyer from NE, DC

Dan was the man from start to finish! He handled the sale of my home expertly and in the end it worked out better than I could've expected. He first advised me on home improvements and staging before listing, which helped us get multiple offers pushing the price $50k above our asking price. Upon accepting a offer Dan informed me he felt uncomfortable with a number of requests the buyer had made in the paperwork. Dan advised me that additional provisions should be added to the contract to guarantee my protection. The buyers informed us the day before closing that they were pulling out with no explanation, but fortunately due to the terms of the contract, the earnest money deposit was issued to me by the closing attorney without arbitration. Dan immediately put the property back on the market and again got multiple offers, and again sold the property within days. We were able to get through closing quickly and the house sold above asking price. Dan had my back the entire time and I'm grateful I had him in my corner during the transaction. If you are considering buying or selling a home in the DC area you definitely want Dan and his team on your side! ”
Matthew S., Seller from NW, DC

I'm so happy I decided to go with Keith and the MacDonald/Becker team to list my home. This house was my first renovation and Keith really knew how to get the highest price for my home. His team of stagers and professional photographers showed off the fine craftsmanship of the house. After just a couple of days on the market, we had multiple offers and received well above the asking price. However, Keith really demonstrated his professionalism through a brutal contract period and helped bring me to a successful closing. We had many late night conversations but he was always available and had a well thought out strategy for each turn in the process. I would strongly recommend Keith and the MacDonald/Becker team for anyone in the DC metro area! ”
Sakib K., Seller from SE, DC

Dan did an outstanding job helping me buy my home in Washington DC and I would recommend his services without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Washington. I was looking for a property that met a very specific set of criteria, and when it was located he moved swiftly and skillfully to help me beat out the other buyers and land the property. He also helped me to line up a lender who successfully closed without a hitch, when there were other lenders who previously expressed heartburn over the fact that it needed work. Dan was an expert from start to finish and made sure we got the deal done without wasting time. He is definitely a guy you want on your side in a real estate transaction. ”
Greg U., Buyer from NW, DC

Dan and Andrew did a great job helping me buy my house in the Navy Yard. They were so helpful during the process and they’re really friendly and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house in the DC area and in fact, after my house closed, I referred them to my friend. They sold her house in Falls Church, VA a short while later and she was thrilled with them too! ”
Mai T., Buyer from SE, DC

I 100% recommend Daniel MacDonald and Andrew Becker as your Realtors. If you’re thinking about listing your home in the Washington, DC area or you’re thinking about finding a new home to purchase, I definitely think you should use them. I had the pleasure of working with the two of them in the spring of 2014, through the process of listing and selling my North Arlington townhouse. Although we were in a relatively soft market, Daniel and Andrew were able to skillfully market the townhouse and helped me quickly secure the sale of the property. The townhouse was listed on a Thursday and was under contract by Monday – almost immediately and with multiple offers! They’re trustworthy, knowledgeable on the marketplace and very easy to get along with. Daniel and Andrew were creative, professional, accessible, and were with me during each step of the process all the way up until closing. I personally recommend them if you’re in the market for a solid Realtor(s). ”
Bennett M., Seller from Arlington, VA

Though we felt comfortable representing ourselves in a potential purchase, we both have very demanding jobs so having an agent work for us was a big help. We were looking for something specific — an investment property zoned for commercial and residential and we wanted to be near a metro — and without wasting any of our time, Dan and Andrew located a great property and helped us get it under contract. Due to several reasons we ended up not closing on the property until 6.5 months later, but it was valuable to have them liaise between us and the seller during that time. They handled a very delicate situation with care and helped us eventually get across the finish line. Dan and Andrew proved themselves to be a great resource to us — so much so that we just asked them to assist my mother in leasing her apartment out — and we would certainly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling in the DC area. They will take excellent care of you and ensure your time is respected and your objectives are achieved. ”
Po S. and Dona P., Buyers from NW, DC

We couldn't be happier with Andrew and the entire MacDonald/Becker Real Estate Team. Not only did they sell our home in Fairfax Station, but two weeks later they helped us buy our future home at Liberty in Lorton, VA. We had been waiting nearly two years for the development to start selling and were able to get an appointment on the first day of sales. Andrew was with us every step of the way, and expertly negotiated contract terms and conditions. He even got us some free upgrades in the kitchen! It turns out we were the first to buy in the entire community and we can't wait for construction to begin! We strongly recommend Andrew and his MacDonald/Becker Team to anyone buying or selling a home - you won't be disappointed! ”
Susan B., Buyer and Seller from Fairfax Station, VA

Dan and Andrew helped us sell our old house, and find the new house we were looking for, in the neighborhood where we most wanted to live. We cut our commutes in half, and we are thrilled with our new home. We would use their services again any time. They were extremely professional and responsive to our needs. We give them “two thumbs up!”. ”
Linda C., Seller and Buyer from Arlington, VA

For nearly two years I was trying to find a realtor to help me sell my property in South East DC. I was concerned because often when interviewing I was not finding anyone that was clearly knowledgeable with the area. Imagine my relief to meet up with Daniel MacDonald! We met, talked, and he really listened to my needs. He advised me through all the stages of the process, as this was my first experience selling a property. Even though there was no stress on a timeline to sell, I was elated to see how quickly we were able to find the right buyer and come to closing. Buying or selling a house is stressful, it’s very important to find someone that you can trust completely with all the aspects of the sale or purchase. Dan is this someone. He is from beginning to end, the complete package. ”
Jae R., Seller from SE, DC

Dan is an expert in the DC market and truly has my back. He helped me understand my house’s value and did a fantastic job finding a buyer for me. I wanted to sell my house privately and didn’t want to renovate it first, and he quickly and discreetly marketed my home for sale and vetted the potential buyers and their representatives. Within a week of meeting with me he delivered to me a great offer and we settled 30 days after that. I was able to sell it as-is and got a great price. I am grateful I contacted Dan and he is the only person I will call if I want to sell another house. ”
Brenda B., Seller from NW, DC

I was moving out of the Northern, VA area and I asked my friends for recommendations on realtors. My good friend had just worked with Dan and had a great experience so I interviewed him. The meeting went great; he was well prepared, gave me clear advice on preparing the house for sale, and he left me feeling confident that he could sell it quickly for a good price. A short while later he delivered! As planned we prepped the house, he listed it, and it sold very quickly for a great price. Dan was so helpful and easy to work with throughout the process. If you are thinking of selling your house, do yourself a favor and call Dan! You’ll be in good hands! ”
Ellen W., Seller from Falls Church, VA

When I began looking for a home I didn't have an agent. Then after working alone for a long time, I met Keith at an open house and could tell right away that he was really knowledgeable about DC real estate. Unlike other agents, he was patient and didn't try to push me to buy the first home we saw. We submitted offers on multiple homes before we found the right one. The home I purchased had a competing offer but Keith knew what to do to get the home but also keep me protected. I wanted a home with an English basement that I could rent and Keith got me the necessary documentation to have a legal rental unit that will end up paying a significant portion of my mortgage. Keith is super friendly, easy to work with, and always available for a call. I would highly recommend him and the MacDonald/Becker team. ”
Inga A., Buyer from NW, DC

My experience working with Dan was really great! As first-time home buyers we did not know the process quite well, but Dan helped us feel comfortable by showing us homes within our budgetary restrictions and taste preferences. He is very patient and we never felt pressured to make a decision quickly. He even showed us some nearby comparables so that we could really get a feel for the neighborhood we want to buy into. He goes the extra mile to help you make the right decision. I found him to be an energetic professional and was really impressed by his quick turnaround times!! Each time I reached out to him with questions about the various properties I was considering, he got back to me right away with researched details– most of the times within only a few minutes! Dan uses all the available technology at his disposal to make the home-showing process and getting additional information on properties easier. Dan is hard-working, approachable, and really knowledgeable about the DC area’s real estate market. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to him; especially those that want a quicker, more responsive and modern home buying experience with their agent. ”
Manisha S., Buyer from NW, DC

Mr. MacDonald is wonderful to work with if you are buying a home for the first time. If you don’t know much about the area’s markets, he is YOUR guy! His knowledge of the various neighborhoods in DC is deep and his willingness to share this information in a simple and friendly way really helps make the process easier. His has a background in finance so if you need help evaluating various financing options, he can be invaluable. He helped me research various lenders and private investors that would work with my unique financing situation and remained optimistic and patient throughout the process. He is very well-connected to other home-buying professionals, including lenders, which can help remove the obstacles to buying a home. His work ethic is great; he responded to our request for seeing homes within a few minutes(!) and showed us homes in the Capitol Hill, Eastern Market/Stadium Armory area on what were possibly the coldest days of the year in DC! You will find that he goes the extra mile for you and takes the time to understand your situation, budget and preferences, and then expertly suggests great options that will work for you. If you want someone whom you can talk to easily, who will respond quickly and give you the most expert service in DC, call Dan— you will be extremely pleased with him. ”
Miguel R., Buyer from NW, DC

I can't say enough positive things about Keith Mantel and how he handled the sale of my property. I was moving out of the area and had already purchased a new home so I needed to sell my DC house quickly. The home was in need of a total renovation but I didn't want to sell it at a deep discount to some telemarketer. I told Keith my bottom line number and he guaranteed that I would get the price but he exceeded my expectations and got me even more money! Not only did Keith get me more money, he did it super fast and with no hassle. He held two showings and it was under contract. Furthermore, I didn't have to clean a single thing or do any work. I just took my belongings and handed him the keys. Everything was on my timeline and schedule and Keith was always available to answer any questions. I strongly recommend him and the MacDonald/Becker team and have already told my neighbors to give them a call! ”
Pam B., Seller from NE, DC

I'm so happy I went with Keith and the MacDonald/Becker team to assist me in buying my new condo. Keith had so much local knowledge, was a great negotiator, and best of all made the whole process smooth and easy. This wasn't my first purchase so I know how stressful it can be but Keith was always available for questions and took the time to explain each step of the process. I would highly recommend him and the MacDonald/Becker team! ”
Elizabeth P., Buyer from NE, DC

I contacted the MacDonald/Becker team through their website and within an hour Keith called me back. My property was vacant and in need of a major renovation so I was concerned that it wouldn't sell at all, but Keith assured me that he could find a buyer quickly. The next day he met my husband at the house and they discovered that they were in the same Army unit - small world! Keith was right about finding a buyer because his team sold my home the same day it was listed it on the market! The whole process was quick and easy and I would highly recommend him and the MacDonald/Becker team. ”
Del N., Seller from SE, DC

As first time home buyers my wife and I didn’t know what to expect other than anticipating loads of stress about purchasing our first home. Those feelings were quickly diminished after our first meeting with Dan and Andrew. From the initial meeting we immediately knew that we were in good hands, Dan and Andrew were extraordinarily attentive to detail, they took the time and care to truly understand what my wife and I were looking for in our first home. Within just two weeks of our initial meeting we had placed a winning offer on our new home. We knew we were competing against multiple other offers on the house but never had any doubt in their skill, savvy and technical ability in order to secure the deal. This was reaffirmed when we received notice that the seller had accepted our offer but then again even more so at closing when the listing agent reinforced how integral Dan’s ability to compose a clean, clear, concise and strong offer played a major part in my wife and I winning out on our dream home. From the initial meeting to offer acceptance to closing Dan and Andrew were extremely responsive to all of our needs, inquires and, I’m sure, naïve questions as first time buyers, and made the home buying process relaxing and stress free. My wife and I fully intend to entrust all of our future real estate endeavors to Dan and Andrew and would recommend their services to anyone we know. ”
Jason and Courtney L., Buyers from Springfield, VA

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