Buying a home

Gage Cole provided outstanding support during our home purchase. His knowledge of the area enabled us to narrow our search and resulted in finding the perfect home. He quickly responded to any of our questions and his guidance through the closing process made this the smoothest home purchase  ever (this is my 5th home in 20 yrs.). My highest recommendation, you really can’t get a better realtor than Gage!

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage Cole is an awesome Agent. His attention to detail coupled with his knowledge and flexibility make him on e of the best in the his field.

— Buyer

Buying a home

We loved working with Gage. He was on top of things throughout the whole home buying process. We were first time home buyers, so we had a huge learning curve; Gage was able to walk us through step by step. He was prompt to return all phone calls, tailored to our schedule for viewings, and was not  high pressure. He is very approachable and professional; we would reccommend him to any of our friends.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was very professional during our time of looking at condos. He was always responsive to my emails and phone calls. This was my first time looking to purchase a home and he always had an answer for my many questions. I highly recommend Gage! Although I didn’t end up buying anything at this  time I will use him again when the time is right for me to buy.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was extremely professional through the entire home buying process. He was always accessible by phone or email. He scheduled walkthroughs in a timely manner, often with little notice. He was extremely straightforward in assessing homes, pointing out potential flaws or recently updated aspects  of a home. Early on, I set an arbitrary number that I did not want to go over. Not once did he push me to up my limit to look at more expensive houses. Nor did he ever push me towards any particular house. If it took a week or a year, he seemed more than happy to keep plugging away to find the house that fit me, which we did. His professionalism was much appreciated when looking for a house but absolutely vital once we submitted an offer on the house, allowing me to close in under a month. He was on top of everything and had excellent contacts for the mortgage, inspection, etc. I can honestly say that I may have randomly found this house on my own, but I surely wouldn’t be living here today without his help. 

— Buyer

Buying a home

I was fortunate to come into contact with an agent who is as caring and knowledgeable as Gage. He advised us to walk away from a sure purchase, and potential commission check for him, because my wife and I didn’t like how the other side was working. The feeling that he constantly put us, the  consumer, over what was best for him was an amazing feeling. I always felt that our best interest was the priority. His knowledge of houses in general came in handy often because he was able to help us distinguish between a fixer upper and a potential money pit. His relentless attention to detail was extremely helpful through the closing process as many issues arose, but I was never concerned because it always felt as though we had an extra team member on our side. Even after the closing process Gage followed up to see how the new home was treating us and inquired if there was anything extra he could do.

Overall I rate my experience with this agent as excellent and would highly recommend him to any family member or friend who was in need of a realtor in the future.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Very simply, Gage is an awesome realtor. He made a challenging move easy, and was super supportive every step of the way. He was always prompt, always followed up on everything and was totally proactive about anticipating what we were going to need. We couldn’t have asked for any  better.

Working with Gage was a pleasure and I most highly recommend him!
 

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was fantastic! He understood exactly what we were looking for, and when we decided on a house acted swiftly to make sure that we got the home we wanted and at a good price. He was always available to answer questions, and always willing to help out if we needed something extra. Highly  recommended.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Buying a house is an exciting, but scary time in a person’s life, and Gage made the experience so much easier, one, by not pressuring us, two, by genuinely taking an interest in what we were looking for and trying to find  homes that fit our requirements, but equally important, he was responsive, always available and always willing to meet us, answer a question and simply be with us at every step, every doubt, every question of the process.

Interesting sad story is that he wasn’t even the realtor we were going to deal with! Our previous mortgage company “recommend” that we use their network of realtors, to some advantage, and benefit to us, to purchase our new home.

We gave two of their realtors a chance, yet their reponses to us were severely lacking and unprofessional, and out of pure luck, which we can’t recall how or why, we stumbled upon Gage Cole, who was 180 degrees different from ANY realtor we had ever dealt with, including these 2 “recommended” realtors.

As with most products and services, there were moments that we could verify, or intuitively know, whether Gage was just telling us things, or telling us the truth, or lying, and during those moments, it was clear to my wife and I that Gage wasn’t saying things just to say them, but that he was answering truthfully, in our best interest, and when it came to dealing with contractors, after purchasing the home, we realized it was the contractor that was trying to appease us, just say whatever, and not look for our best interest – Gage was able to spot and bring to our attention inconsistencies or questions to raise to the contractor.

We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Gage. I don’t know about others, but when we closed on the house, we were actually sad to “end” our relationship with Gage because for the duration of the home buying process, Gage had felt like family, going with us, and our daughters, to see homes, give his opinion on the houses and freely comment on the houses as I, my wife and daughters were doing.

In the strongest language possible, we recommend, and encourage, people to seek out Gage Cole, because he cares and that will be readily apparent from the start. We suspect he had other clients, but from his demeanor, we felt as if we were the only clients he was working on.

He is knowledgeable about the area, homes, essentially anything you could possibly need to know about the process.

Lastly we will conclude by saying that even after the sale was over, and the house was ours, we have still sought out Gage for help and advice, and he is still as responsive and interested in helping us as he was when we trying to buy the house.

He is a very good person, and we were very fortunate to meet him, his wife and family, and have the benefit of his help in buying a home that we are very pleased with and that was a prudent purchase for us.

Sincerely, The Guarin Family

PS: We made sure not to “end” our relationship, which had blossomed into more than that, by exchanging our personal information and making sure we will be in touch for many years to come. While it’s understood, YES, WE RECOMMEND HIM AND WILL TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIM!!!!!

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage is truly fantastic. I had a realtor several years ago who was terrible and halted my home search. Based on my friend’s recommendation, I decided to give him a try just to see what happens. Needless to say I am currently living in my new home. I was very apprehensive at the start of this  process, but Gage took the time to answer every question, ease my fears and talk about each step of the process. From the first call, he was on point with making sure I had everything I needed whether it was access to home listings or a contact for mortgage information. If he did not know the answer he was more than happy to obtain it. It is very clear that Gage’s goal was to find a deal and keep my best interest in mind at all times. Even after the closing Gage has checked in and provided help when I needed it. I am definitely certain that I couldn’t find a better realtor. I highly recommend Gage and will certainly use him in the future. 

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage led us on a no-hassle, no-obligation, relatively stress-free home buying experience.

Gage always found time to accommodate both of our schedules for viewing properties. He gave honest opinions, both positive and negative, during property viewings. He was upfront and honest with us
  throughout the process. He detailed what we, as a first time home buyers, should expect to see during the home buying process (and was accurate).

While purchasing our home, we ran into some difficulties during the offer/counteroffer period. These problems were not resultant of Gage, but the circumstances of the homeowner and listing agent. Throughout our offer and counter offer period, Gage maintained a level head and objectivity that helped us make level headed and objective decisions. Ultimately we ended up with the house at the price we wanted to pay for it.

Gage will persist for you. He will keep you abreast of all new developments and progress with the offer, settlement, etc. He will not push you into making an offer on a property that you don’t want or don’t know you want. He helped make our first home buying experience very simple.

— Buyer

Buying a home

My experience with Gage Cole was without a doubt helpful, truthful, and educational. This was my first home that I was looking to buy and Gage really helped me understand what I was looking for and what I was getting myself into. Since I was new to basically everything I will say that he helped me  understand things I never knew and was very understanding when I needed him to repeat things. His responsiveness was impeccable because I tested him many times and he never failed. He contacts you they best way you need (phone, text, e-mail) and is there when you need him. What I really like about Gage was that he understood what I was looking for and agreed with my negotiation decisions, and he was able to get what I wanted. All of this goes as well to his referral of lender, Kellian Mcilwrath at Prosperity Mortgage. They all make a great team and where phenomenal. I would definitely recommend Gage Cole to any of my friends and family and think he is a great realtor.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage helped my husband and I find and purchase our first home. We were on a timeline and we knew we needed to have the house within months of when we started looking, and Gage was excellent! He was referred to us by a Branch Manager who knew that we needed someone who could show us excellent  service and knew the ins and outs of the neighborhood and the market. Gage was so knowledgable and helped reassure us that we would find what we wanted without settling. He always in comunication with me and was the one who suggested the house we ended up buying. It wasn’t in our target area but was very close and had everything we were looking for. He guided us through the homebuying process and gave us expert advice on negotiations. Whereas a previous realtor just told us to come up with whatever we thought was a fair price, Gage helped us determine a ballpark value that would allow us to reach a deal quickly. When issues came up during the home inspection and in the process leading up to closing, he showed that he appreciated our concerns and really wanted to make sure we were satified with the outcome. Gage was so pleasant to work with and always extremely professional. He was always on time, always energentic and upbeat, and gave us the impression that he valued us as people. I’ve already recommended Gage to friends and coworkers and will continue to do so. We can’t thank him enough for helping us acheive our dream of owning a home. 

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was very supportive during a very stressful time. He anticipated all my questions and answered them all immediately. His professionalism is outstanding.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was simply outstanding! This was our first attempt at purchasing a home and Gage was more than willing to sit with me and my wife to answer any and all questions. He broke down the process from viewing properties to submitting offers and wrapping it all up at closing. He was instrumental in  assisting us find a mortgage specialist who was able to lock down a great rate. His experience in the realtor arena paid dividends when the selling agent failed to bring our offer to the sellers in a timely manner. He stayed with us through the final inspection in which several areas of discrepancies where noted and hounded the sellers to make improvements on time. When a couple where not done to our satisfaction, he was right back at it to insure we got what we wanted. Even after closing, he has been aggressive at following up on a couple of loose ends. I cannot more strongly recommend a real estate agent who knows the area and how to get the buyers what they want. If we go through this process again, I hope Gage is still in the area.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage has been very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our entire first-time home buying process. He set us up to receive emails with new and updated properties listed that met our criteria. He promptly made time to show us places we were interested in seeing. Gage was very patient with us while  we were searching for our perfect home, and when we finally found it, he quickly began the necessary paperwork and explained everything to us so we were able to make decisions that fit our needs. He was in constant communication with us to keep us informed on what we needed to do and the status of buying our home. He also worked with the banks and title company to ensure the loan was processed on time… If he hadn’t done this, we may have lost our home. Even after we closed, he still answered our questions and showed interest in our concerns.

During this stressful time of buying our first home, Gage made the process much easier by taking care of everything for us. I couldn’t have found a better realtor! We definitely recommend Gage to anybody looking to buy or sell a home!

— Buyer

Buying a home

This was our first home buying experience and we are pleased to report that it was a very positive one thanks to Gage! Right from the beginning he was very helpful, honest, answered all of our questions, and made us feel at ease with the process. He always found time to accomodate us with his  schedule and was very prompt to any emails we had written (and we certainly wrote a lot of emails with many questions!). Gage is an excellent realtor and continues to be a great support even after purchasing our home. We would highly recommend him to anyone in the area. If and when we decide to move again, we will be sure to ask him to be our realtor again!

— Buyer

Buying a home

What I really liked about having Gage as my realtor was his tenacity from the very beginning and the simplicity of the process. The tenacity was great during times where responses seemed to slow down and he was able to get feedback, and he used the technology he had to keep the process simple –  which saved on time and gas.

— Buyer

Buying a home

I can not recommend Gage highly enough. With a great attitude toward my needs, he was able to guide me through the 6 month process of searching for my first home is an extremely competitive seller’s market. From going over the basics to providing recommendations on all aspects of the closing  process, Gage was eager to make sure I got what I would be happy with. But more importantly Gage has gone above and beyond in making sure the buying process was smooth and equitable. I would highly recommend Gage to anyone who is interested in buying real estate.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was very informative thoughtout the whole process. He always was there for us to answer any questions and guided us through the process. He listen to our wants/needs and then provided several options to us to meet and/or exceed our wants/needs.

— Buyer

Buying a home

He was friendly, enthusiastic, and patient. Overall, he was easy to work with.

He was also available whenever I needed to see a house, rain or shine. He was easy to reach even by e-mail. My e-mail messages were usually answered within an hour.

Whenever I had a question for a
  seller, he didn’t hesitate to take the question to the listing agent.

I’d work with him again if I had another opportunity.

— Buyer

Buying a home

I would highly recommend Gage to anyone looking to purchase a home. He consistently responded if not immediately, very quickly, to all of my questions and concerns throughout the whole process and helped to make my first time buying a home a smooth transition. Gage is very flexible and willing to  do what works best with your schedule, and is always readily available to meet for showings. Gage did not stop helping me at closing, but has continued to periodically check in to see how I am settling into my new home and if I need anything.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage made a difficult and complicated process much, much easier in a very hot real estate market. He was also incredibly patient and reassuring, two characteristics we really needed!

— Buyer

Buying a home

We have had the best realtor experience with Gage Cole. Gage provided amazing customer service while assisting us in finding a new residence as well as assisting us in finding renters for another property. He understood the location that we were targeting for a new residence, provided expert advice  on the new processes involved in purchasing a home, helped us develop the best offer (in a multiple offer scenario) and was extremely patient during the whole search process. Can’t recommend him enough for all realtor needs.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Working with Gage was just an amazing experience all around. As first time buyers, he made us feel completely comfortable and helped to answer any and all questions we had. He was reliable, friendly, and caring. Even after the purchase, he has stayed in touch to make sure we are happy or to see  if there is anything else he can do to help. If you are in the market for a home, I’d highly recommend that you work with Gage!

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage was outstanding throughout the entire process. This was my wife’s and my first home buying experience and we couldn’t imagine going through the process with anyone else. Gage was engaged and responsive the entire time. He has maintained contact with us even after we have closed to help make  sure our transition has been smooth. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in the area.

— Buyer

Buying a home

Gage made my first home purchase a breeze. Doing my first home purchase from halfway across the country was never going to be simple, however, I never felt stressed throughout the process. I will most certainly recommend Gage to my friends and peers.

— Buyer

Buying a home

If you’re looking for a realtor, look no further than Gage Cole. My wife and I recently purchased our first home and he was HUGE in getting it all done. I’m a service member that travels very frequently and trying to find and complete the process of home buying is tough enough, much more so when  I am gone so often. Gage absolutely far beyond what he needed to to make the the experience as smooth as it can be. His responsiveness and negotiating were vital to getting exactly what we wanted and we are forever grateful. Do yourself a favor and get in touch with him for your home search!

— Buyer

Buying a home

I would highly recommend Gage to anyone looking for a realtor in the very competitive Northern Virginia area. Every time I was with him looking at houses the song, “She works hard for the money.” Played through my head.. except clearly it’d be “he works hard”. Gage works nights, early mornings and  weekends. He was always available when we needed him to take a look at a home, and if we were interested in a home Gage quickly put together an offer and got it submitted. His speed and attention was so important in this area where homes fly off the market before you have a chance to walk through the door. One other thing I really appreciated about working with Gage is his background in construction. When we walked through homes he was such an asset, because he’d be able to point out any issues that my cause problems down the road. He’s a great agent, who will be part of our lives moving forward

— Buyer