The Yellow Door Real Estate Team of Douglas Realty Testimonials

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Alexandria, VA.

We have used Dennis to sell 2 homes and to buy 1 home. You will not find a more responsive, helpful or hard working realtor. He sold our home in Alexandria (22309) in one day - he gave us expert advice on how to price it accurately and what needed to be done to make it the most appealing to buyers. Our sale had a lot of complex issues - and this is where you will benefit the most from using Denny. He stays on top of EVERY issue and is very upfront in dealing with them. His friendly demeanor and willingness to be fair and calm made every last minute issue or disaster go away. If you have any difficulties with your home inspection, difficult buyers or last minute crazy demands Denny will keep you calm and find a solution. We were stressed out several times when our buyers threw curve balls at us, and Denny did an incredible job of walking us through the process calmly. He helped us purchase an amazing home in Mount Vernon, which we love, by getting the seller to agree to our contingency and the price we wanted. He just recently sold another home for us in Fredericksburg, VA near Central Park - while other homes in that neighborhood have been sitting on the market for a very long time he managed to get us a buyer in 3 weeks. He stayed on top of every single detail until closing. I can tell you from experience that if there is any last minute problem, disaster or issue Denny will go above and beyond to fix it, solve it, and keep you calm during the process. We will continue to use him and recommend him to anyone else selling or buying a home. The other thing we loved about using Denny was that we were giving constant feedback and communication - our calls were returned immediately and we never had to request information.

A. Skinner

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Dumfries, VA.

Dennis is knowledgeable, personable, and 100% military-friendly! I am in the military, currently stationed overseas, and received PCS orders to Virginia. I linked up with Dennis by fluke while searching for houses online, and I am sure glad I did! He set me and my wife up with daily email updates for listings in the area we were looking (from Alexandria all the way down to Quantico) and advised us on different neighborhoods. After less than three weeks, my wife & I came across a listing we absolutely loved, and we decided to put in an offer (sight unseen…Dennis did his due diligence and even tried to talk us out of it!). My wife was able to fly to Virginia for the home inspection, seeing the house and meeting Dennis for the first time. I continued to communicate with him from afar, while traveling all around the Pacific. After a few counters with the seller, Dennis was able to secure us a great agreement! He was able to set everything up so that we could close without being physically present, which worked amazingly given our situation and saved us a ton of money in travel expenses! I definitely recommend Dennis to any service member looking for a trustworthy Real Estate Agent in the DC/Northern Virginia area!

C. Johnson

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Alexandria, VA.

Master negotiator who has lived in the local Alexandria VA area his whole life. I used a VA loan and he is very knowledgeable with the process. If you like direct and to the point, this is your guy. Thanks Denny for literally saving me tens of thousands!

Brian O

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Alexandria, VA.

Dennis was amazing to work with. Not only is he knowledgeable about the area, he helped us prep our home for our listing, and with our contract negotiation. He was patient and always available if we had any questions. Dennis will always be our first point of contact for any real estate needs and is the only person we would recommend to a prospective buyer, seller, or tenant.

S. Floyd

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Alexandria, VA.

We picked Dennis over two other well-established relators for four very major reasons. First, he was positive and calming from the moment he walked in the door; he basically said: "I got this, don't worry." Second, he recommended relatively minor fixes to the house though it could have benefited from a lot of upgrades (as the other's had pointed out and said were a must.) Third, he had extremely reasonable tradesmen who were immediately available to turn around the fixes in a really short time so we could get on the market. The four reason was pricing. We live in a slightly eclectic neighborhood that many people seem to value. The other realtors used formulaic comparables and wouldn't factor the value of the neighborhood itself into their recommendation. Dennis did. He recommended the house start on the market for a very significant amount more than the other two realtors with significantly less improvements. He took wonderful pictures for the internet with a quick staging at no cost us. Our house had a contract in two weeks which was amazing for a slow market in late fall. He took over and lowered the stress level from 10 to 1. He was THE best and we couldn't him more.

R. Desrosier

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Manassas, VA.

Denny was very good to work with all the way through our search and buying process. He was good at finding appropriate properties to consider and was readily available to show us properties and to respond to questions, and gave us good advice and kept us informed during the negotiations and closing process. Denny has a very friendly manner and a good sense of humor, while maintaining his professionalism, and that helped make what could be a stressful process considerably less stressful.

T Lilley

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.

05M in Alexandria, VA. Denny has in-depth knowledge of the areas and provides an honest assessment of home values. He understands market fluctuations and adjusts sales strategies accordingly. He is very generous with his time and views his support on a personal, not financial, level. This makes him one of the most genuine people you'll have the pleasure of working with.

Damon L.

Helped me rent a home in Mount Vernon Manor, Mount Vernon, VA 22309.

He went far and beyond expectations to provide us with the lovely rental our family is in today. We all appreciate the hard work and effort he put in. We would recommend Mr. Dennis Lee to our family and friends.

Maria

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.

05M in Alexandria, VA. We purchased a beautiful new home through Dennis in the fall of 2014. He was energetic, enthusiastic, helpful and professional throughout the process, not to mention patient with us. Dennis responded to our many questions in an honest, straightforward manner, never pressuring us or trying to "force a sale." He displayed a great knowledge of the local area and a commanding grasp of the buying/selling process. After purchasing our new home we ended up using Dennis to manage the rental of our old home. Needless to say we have been very happy in that regard as well!

Michael K.

Dennis was fantastic, prompt, courteous and 100% professional.

He sold our home within a week and walked us through the whole process from start to finish. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Ron L.

Denny was truly amazing!

My husband and I were driving cross country from Texas to the Virginia area to find a house to rent. We had three days to find a place to live. We called Denny to inquire about a house he listed and he immediately began helping us even though it was his birthday and he was running late to his own party! He was very knowledgeable about all the surrounding areas and helped with expectation management. He answered all of our questions regardless of the time of day and responded immediately, which we were extremely grateful for considering our ridiculous time crunch. He was very patient, never pushy, and understood our wants and needs. He was very personable and went above and beyond to help us out in every and any way he could.

John D.

Denny was by far the best realtor we have ever had.

He was extremely patient with us and not pushy at all. He fielded all of our questions and gave us sound advice. He was always available for us. He is a strong negotiator and knows the ins and outs of the real estate business. He respected our price range and did not waste our time showing us homes above our price range. He made the contract signing process virtually effortless. I can't say enough good things about Denny!

Scott Mckinney

I would recommend Denny Lee and the Capital West Real Estate Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

When Denny listed our property he used an on staff professional photographer and staging expert that made our home irresistible to online shoppers. When it came to the purchase of our new home, he negotiated a deal that was better than we expected! A few days after settlement Denny followed up with us to make sure we were happy, and that we didn't have any addition questions. We have never been happier with a real estate transaction. Denny treated us like he cared about us - not the commission!

Jamie I

I wanted to take the time and write this review about Dennis Lee and the Yellow Door Real Estate Team.

I cannot be more pleased with the outcome of our search for a home in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria Virginia. When we began our search I was skeptical that it was even possible to find everything we were looking for. They listened very carefully to our needs and then got to work! We looked at many properties before finding the right one, but we never felt pressured to move faster than a pace that we felt completely comfortable with. The end result is that we found the perfect home! They were able to negotiate a price that was WELL below the appraised value and a HUGE closing cost credit that eliminated almost all of our closing costs. I can confidently recommend Capital West Real Estate Group and Dennis Lee for real estate services. These guys are top notch, easy to work with, and really cared about our total satisfaction throughout the entire process!

Jason E.

Dennis Lee was an extremely professional and delightful agent to work with.

I'm new to home buying but that didn't seem to matter to Dennis. He treated me with the respect and care that you'd expect if you were looking for a top dollar property even though my budget can barely afford me a condo in Fairfax County. I never felt pressured to make a move and in fact, I never did. Dennis and I decided that it would be best for me to wait a year, save more and ultimately be happier with whatever I buy in the long run. I don't see why I'd ever go with another agent. Dennis Lee is the real deal. UPDATE: Worth the wait! I ended up getting a promotion since I left my initial review of Dennis. The money I saved since my decision to wait, paired with my new income, meant I was able to afford something I absolutely loved. Had Dennis not encouraged me to wait, I would have had regrets, I'm positive of that. He helped me through the process of purchasing my first home. It couldn't have gone more smoothly! Keys to this being a 5-star experience: Communication Flexibility Attention to detail Knowledge of Alexandria and the surrounding area

Stephen L

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