Client Testimonals ("The Belt Team Experience")

Client Testimonals ("The Belt Team Experience")

Success Stories

The Belt Team’s Mission Statement is "Changing Lives For The Better!"
 
“Changing Lives For The Better”
Real estate is a vocation for us. Through this vocation, we have the ability to impact lives in a most meaningful, positive way – the lives of our clients, our families, ourselves and every person we come in touch with.
VISION
“Our reputation for integrity, unparalleled expertise & stellar results make us the indispensable real estate team of choice in Northern Virginia.”
Being the indispensable real estate team of choice means:
Buyers & sellers choose us because they trust us. We help them buy or sell their home at the best price & most favorable terms the market will bear, do so as quickly as possible, and with the least possible inconvenience to them. “I can’t buy or sell a home without talking to The Belt Team.” 
Realtors, colleagues & vendors like to work with us because we make their job easy. 
We are the real estate team that every real estate professional wants to be a part of. We operate at an ultra high level, run profitably & have fun.“Changing Lives For The Better”
Real estate is a vocation for us. Through this vocation, we have the ability to impact lives in a most meaningful, positive way – the lives of our clients, our families, ourselves and every person we come in touch with. We expect to create a Success Story for each client!
 
Our favorite Success Story is a happy client. The testimonials below reflect some of our Success Stories! 
 
Scroll down & find out what "The Belt Team Experience" is all about!
 
"Kevin and the rest of the Belt Team did a great job helping me through a recent downsizing. Kevin's recommendations on improvements and pricing were spot-on and the contractors were reasonably priced and did good, expedient work. Highly recommended!" Mike Wingo (Nov 2016)
 
"Tom Hanton did an excellent job. We live in another state, and thought it would be very difficult to sell our condo being so far away. But Tom made listing and closing simple. He was there when we couldn't be, and got our property sold in 17 days! Thank you Tom! Definitely recommend him." Walt & Abby Dozier (Oct 2016)
 
"Tom and Beth were a terrific team to work with. They were extraordinarily patient and accommodating in showing us houses, allowing us to take our time in finding a place without any pressure and making themselves available on short notice when we wanted to move quickly to see a house. Beth showed us 7-10 houses at a time on several occasions as we tried to narrow down neighborhoods and styles. They also both previewed houses ahead of us to save us time so we could only see the ones that would potentially meet our requirements. Beth and Tom were also really helpful in assisting us in narrowing down which areas would best suite our needs, talking through commute times, school choices, and neighborhood amenities. They were extremely knowledgeable on the areas we were looking at and excellent at giving us a sense of value over time. Tom was adept at negotiating the contract price so we got a fabulous deal. He also helped us navigate two challenging home inspection negotiations. The first house fell through because we couldn’t reach agreement on home repairs needed before purchase, despite Tom’s very effective engagement on our behalf. Tom was excellent at keeping us updated and talking us through options and concerns. He and Beth were quick to help us get back out and find a house quickly after the first one fell through on home inspection. Tom was able to negotiate a contract on a different house that was probably an even better deal and then ensuring that needed repairs were made by the sellers post home inspection. It required quite a bit of effort and follow up on his part, and he was diligent in looking out for our interests. Patty was highly responsive when she stepped in after the contract was written to ensure we knew key dates and next steps and had everything lined up for closing. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for more and would highly recommend the team to others." Jen & Dan (Oct 2016) 
 
"Tom helped us find our first home in Fairfax!!! Tom was exceptionally patient with us, very accommodating and always available on a very short notice to show us the homes, some of which we visited multiple times. He was always responsive at any time of the day.. The entire process of choosing a house, negotiating and closing the deal couldn't have been smoother... Many thanks to Tom and The Belt Team!!!"  Rachna Shetty & Nimit Sha (Oct 2016)
 
"We were so impressed by the knowledge, expertise, and the responsiveness of The Belt Team. Tom Reilly was fantastic to work with and after a long, diligent process he found the perfect home for us. Tom was always on time when meeting with us, was super responsive at any hour of the day and week, and was extremely well prepared in negotiating with the seller when it came time to close. If Tom was busy or out of town, Beth kindly stepped in his place to show us properties in the area. Patty was very organized and helped walk us through every step of the process from offer to close. The Belt Team made us feel a part of their family and are now VERY HAPPY homeowners!!" Ryan & Kayla Williams (Oct 2016)
 
"Two times in the past we have counted on Tom Reilly and Patty with the Terry Belt & The Belt Team, Keller Williams Realty, McLean, VA to help us with our real estate needs and each time they have done an incredible job in helping us bring to a successful close all our real estate transactions. And so when it was time to sell our home this year, we went right back to Tom and Patty. And this time too, they did an incredible job throughout the entire process. It began with the planning phase when Tom did a walk-thru of the house and advised us on what we needed to do to fix the house in order to attract buyers. Thereafter he organized multiple Open House events to show the house and guided us during the negotiating and Inspection stages. Tom and Patty even located the right tradesmen to help us with fixing all the required inspection-identified repairs to the satisfaction of the buyers. And Tom was present at the Settlement. In essence he was there for us from start to finish. Tom and Patty constantly communicated with us during this entire process and were very supportive. For all of this and more they truly deserve a 5 star rating and we are now counting on them to help us sell another home. They are a credit not only to themselves but also to Terry Belt & The Belt Team of Keller Williams Realty." Sebastian & Cathleen Phillip (Oct 2016)
 
"We found our dream home! We had a previous contract fall through in another neighborhood, so we decided to reach out to The Belt Team -- our buyers agents Tom and Beth did not disappoint! We were able to see our house the first day it hit the market and had a contract within 48 hours. Being first time home buyers in Virginia, Tom and Patty could not have made the settlement process easier for us. Now that we have settled in, we can truly appreciate the local insight - our Vienna neighborhood is FANTASTIC! I would never hesitate to recommend The Belt Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Fairfax" Seth & Jenna Roy (Sept 2016)
 
"Kevin Kleifges of the Belt Team represented me and my wife in the sale of our Falls Church, VA home.  Kevin embodied the qualities that I believe are extremely important for a realtor to have.  He was professional, understanding, logical and displayed outstanding negotiating skills throughout the process.  Our house needed updating and Kevin's expertise led to a prudent plan involving minimal staging and interior renovations.  He followed up promptly after all realtor showings and communicated through emails, texts and phone calls quickly to update us, always making sure to understand the feedback from potential buyers.  He didn't do this to go through the motions, though.  Kevin used the feedback to make recommendations for changes to the home, or reducing the listing price.  He clearly shined during the negotiating process, working with the ultimate buyer's agent to come to a very acceptable agreement on home repairs.  I'm convinced that Kevin's ability to deal with other agents and positively sell the attributes of our home led ultimately to a very strong offer which we accepted.  Most of all Kevin made us feel comfortable with his confidence and warmth and once we had a solid offer he worked tirelessly to nail down the terms and close the transaction quickly.  I enthusiastically recommend Kevin for his work ethic, consummate selling skills and ability to strongly advocate for his clients.  In the end, it was Kevin's unwavering confidence in his ability to get our home sold and comforting words that bolstered us as we went through the stresses and discomfort that goes along with selling a home." Rich & Jenn Bacherman (Sept 2016)
 
"We were very fortunate to have Kevin Kleifges and The Belt Team help us sell our home in Vienna, VA. From the very beginning we were given a timeline to prepare the house for the market and clear ideas of what to expect. Kevin and his team were always willing to talk with us about any questions and concerns we had about the process. We utilized a staging team recommended by Kevin and they were great. They brought in some pieces to help accent the home but I was amazed at just how much of my own stuff they used to highlight the home. This team was professional and very creative. While the house was on the market Kevin would have open houses as often as he thought was appropriate, follow up with all clients and give us written feedback from each perspective buyer. We always felt like we were in the loop on what was happening. Kevin grew up in Vienna. This was one of the reasons we went with him as our realtor. He knows this community and is well known in this community which allows a perspective that was beneficial. We cannot thank Kevin, Patty and the rest of The Belt Team enough for their help in selling our home." Chris & Ann Ostapovicz (Sept 2016)
 
"We used the Belt Team when relocating from Dayton, Ohio to Herndon, VA. Gail put us in touch with Beth and Tom to begin our house search. Eventually, we also used Patty, also easy to work with, for the final stages of our purchase. We spent most of our searching time touring homes with Beth and were impressed with her ability to include homes offering what we were looking for. Her wonderful easy-going, no pressure personality put us at ease.The entire team was always courteous, friendly and professional throughout our complete experience. Tom was present and helpful during inspections and the team was diligent in their follow-up with all details. They worked well with us as buyers but also with the sellers too. We highly recommend them to others with the greatest of confidence! Thanks for everything and for finding us the perfect home!", Lisa & Ted Singer (Sept 2016)
 
"We could not imagine a better Real Estate agent! Tom was truly amazing. He was always available – every day of the weak, at the same time very flexible and always willing to help. Tom called, emailed, and texted regularly, even when he was on vacation. He fought for us at every step of the process - from the initial showing to the closing. Tom is a smart and prudent negotiator, with huge hands-on experience and market knowledge. Thanks to his advice, we made an excellent deal – the price was remarkably below bank’s appraisal. He made the whole process very smooth for us and coordinated all the elements of home inspection very efficiently. His exemplary cooperation with our loan officer saved us a lot of stress and effort. Moreover Tom has a great personality – warm and cheerful, sincere and unbelievably reliable. We still keep in our fridge a bottle of champagne that we got from Tom at the closing – we will open it together with him when we move in." Remi Urbanowski (Sept 2016)
 
"Great attention to detail! Tom Hanton helped with every aspect of the process, he even helped me load up storage to clear the house for an open house! He made it easy. The entire team was friendly and responsive." Maureen H (September 2016)
 
"Kristina was very professional and attentive. She made me feel like I was her most important client. She located numerous properties which met my requirements and went the extra mile helping me through the necessary paperwork to secure the property. Thanks Kristina, you made finding a new home in DC a great experience. I love coming home to my condo!" Mark Miller (August 2016)
 
"We posted our house on the market April this year, the hottest season for the housing market with other agents first. It did not go well, after two months, the house was still sitting there without any contract. I was very worried. After a friend’s recommendation, I turned to Kevin and asked him for help. Kevin and his team (Patty) provided excellent service and professionalism. He gave us many valuable suggestions, and guided us through step by step; my house was sold in less than three weeks with Kevin. Kevin was sincere and helpful from beginning to the end; he worked hard to get the job done and was extremely responsive and easy to work with. I would always definitely recommend Kevin to all of my family members and friends." Ying Jiang (August 2016)
 
"Kevin Kleifges represented us in selling a condo in Vienna, VA. Kevin arranged for excellent staging, pursued all leads, and gave strong advice when a first buyer failed to close. Two days later he had a new, excellent contract. Kevin and staff were wonderfully responsive, always getting back to us by text, email, or a telephone call." Arnie Podgorsky (Aug 2016)
 
"Tom and his team worked very hard with my boyfriend and I to help us find our perfect first home! We decided to work with the Belt Team after attending their first time home buying seminar, when we knew they were the obvious best choice! We originally were set on living in Arlington, but because of Tom's great expertise of the area we decided to live a little further out and found exactly what we were looking for! Tom helped us every step of the way and made the process a smooth one. I highly recommend the Belt Team and will certainly be using them again in the future!" Jace Howanitz (July 2016)
 
"Tom and Patty did an excellent job helping me get my home on the market and then bringing the right buyer to the table to purchase my home. Tom took the time to walk through the home and suggest a few changes to make my home more presentable to a potential buyer." Greg Sullivan (July 2016)
 
“I recently used the Belt Team to buy my first home. The process was great and we were able to close in a timely manner. Tom was very attentive to showing us the houses we were interested in & with presenting our offer, which was accepted. The entire Belt Team sent emails and phone calls to keep everyone in the loop with the inspection, closing requirements, etc. Overall great experience!!" Richard Jones & Elizabeth Matteson (July 2016)
 
"Tom and his team worked very hard with my wife and I to find exactly what we needed in our price range. They had immense knowledge of the area and the process, and were very responsive and eager to answer the many questions we had (as first time home buyers). I highly recommend The Belt Team without reservation." Joe Piscaretta (May 2016)
 
"Kevin Kleifges, from The Belt Team, did a great job helping us to sell our home. He was always available/responsive and did a great job of handling a VERY ignorant buyer. For example, the buyer wanted us to hire a certified professional to check our tightening of a loose faucet and a disconnected drain plug. Kevin and his team ensured we did not need to go through this very needless exercise." Steven Shiraishi (May 2016) 
 
 
"Have done multiple houses both buying and selling with Terry and his team. They are truly the best at what they do and the kind of people you feel comfortable with their advice!" Ken Schwarz (May 2016)
 
"Terry was the perfect match for selling our home, as he knew that area/neighborhood so well. Using Terry's stager, we decluttered, and then with his help, we accurately priced our home. We received a full-price contract the first weekend! Thanks Terry and the entire staff for making this whole process run so smooth :) " Tom & Vicki Healy (April 2016)
 
"Terry, Patty, and the entire Belt Team are the dream team. As a first-time home buyer, Terry was patient with my MANY questions. He and his team made the process seamless and painless. Terry was great about negotiating what I wanted in the contract, down to the smallest detail. Terry was able to   contact the sellers' less-than-responsive realtor effectively and efficiently. Terry and Patty are professional and approachable.  I have already recommended them to friends and will continue to sing their praises. Thanks to Terry’s dedication and long hours of work, I am a contented first-time homeowner!" Ana Rose Tuszka (April 2016)
 
"Beth Dadisman and Tom Reilly were fantastic to work with.  Their "no pressure" sales and patience were second to none.  They were available at our convenience and answered any questions that we had.  They made our home buying experience FUN!! Once we had a contract, Patty Schuebel and The  Belt   Team's behind-the-scenes personnel took over to make the process of getting from contract to closing simple.  They provided us with a wealth of "what to expect" information and kept us up informed every step of the way. We were also 100% satisfied with all the colleagues The Belt Team works with, i.e., lender, home inspector, and title company." Amy Roman (April 2016)
 
"Terry and The Belt Team are great.  Tom Reilly was always patient, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable.  Tom used his experience to help navigate the Northern Virginia Real Estate market successfully! Truly enjoying my new home! Thank you!" Glenn D (March 2016)
 
"The Belt Team was great. Tom Hanton and Patty did a wonderful job. We could not say enough good things about them! We were first time home sellers, and they walked us through the process with ease. Our realtor Tom was extremely knowledgeable, organized, and a pleasure to work with. Tom Hanton and the Belt Team were extremely personable and patient, and I strongly recommend them to anyone! Working with Tom Hanton and Patty Schuebel was nothing less than stellar. All the hard work they put in paid off and my house went under in 24 hours. Thanks guys!" David Jackson, (March 2016)
 
"Kevin and The Belt Team are as good as it gets. After researching, we chose Kevin and the whole process of selling our home was done with complete professionalism. Any question we threw at him was answered matter of factly.. He knows the Northern Virginia area very well and helped us get the house ready for sale with great patience. Great Realtor, entrepreneur and super person to work with!" Tiina Doyan (Feb 2016)
 
"Tom Reilly and Beth Dadisman were wonderful to work with in the search for my dream home. Their seamless teamwork meant that someone was always available to answer my questions, gather information for me, and show me homes. Once I found the perfect home and had a contract, Patty Schuebel and The Belt Team's behind-the-scenes folks jumped into action. The process of getting from contract to closing couldn't have been easier for me; this team is extremely experienced and has a finely honed process that made me feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. I was also extremely impressed with all of the partners The Belt Team works with. Lender, home inspector, title company and even home improvement contractors -- all recommendations were excellent. It was obvious that these were professional relationships honed over years of working together. And everyone had the same goal: getting me into my new home. Thank you Belt Team!" Donna Hurwitt (Feb 2016)
 
"Tom and Beth were a great team in supporting our family in our search for a new home. They understood our needs and helped make sure we were seeing homes that met our key criteria. They were patient, as we took about 2 years to settle on a home that we loved, and were never pushy to put an offer in. The best complement I can give is that over the course of our time with them, they really helped us (through conversations and advice) figure out exactly what house we wanted.. down to the features of the house, neighborhood, etc... And, while we were frustrated waiting for it to come, when it did show up, we had a contract on it in less than 24 hrs - and that's thanks to both of their efforts to make sure we didn't lose it. We hope to be in this house for years and years --- but if we were to ever move, we know exactly where to go to get great help. This wasn't our first house, but their knowledge of the area, the schools, etc.. was fantastic. I would recommend the Belt Team to new buyers and experienced buyers alike. Not pushy, but not distant. Always making themselves available to help. Thanks again for putting us in our dream house! We still feel so happy to have found it --- 6 months later! " Cyrus & Candita Sabavala (Feb 2016)
 

"My wife and I recently worked The Belt Team, and in particular with Tom Reilly and Beth Dadisman. As this was our first home purchase, we had no idea what to expect going in, but we really couldn't have had a better experience. Tom and Beth helped us every step of the way, from narrowing down our search to finding the right home to guiding us through the closing process. Tom is a Northern Virginia native and is extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods in the area, which helped us greatly to focus our search. We always felt like Tom and Beth were on our side--they never pushed us toward a specific house or neighborhood, but always provided honest answers to any of our questions and added value by pointing out things that we, as first time home buyers, wouldn't think about when looking at homes. We looked at a decent number of houses, and Tom and Beth were readily available whenever we asked to tour a home--we would always get a response within a few hours and they were always willing to work around our schedules to show us a house. After we found our home, Tom and the team helped us navigate the closing process--daunting for any home buyer--and prepared a checklist of all the things that needed to happen between signing the contract and closing, which was fantastic. Even after signing the contract, Tom worked with the sellers on a few issues that popped up before closing, resolving all of them in our favor and within a day. Finally, Tom attended our closing and even brought us a bottle of champagne to celebrate, which was truly a nice touch. If you're thinking of purchasing a home in the Northern Virginia area, there's really no other choice than The Belt Team." Ian & Lauren Forbes (Nov 2015)

"Going into the home purchasing process my husband and I both felt very overwhelmed trying to find a good reliable buyer’s agent to guide us through the process as first time home buyers. Given the number of realtors in the area the process of finding a good reliable agent was daunting. We lucked out in the end and were referred to the Belt Team by CU Realty. Words cannot express how lucky we both feel to have been referred to the Belt Team, most especially to Tom Reilly. We got not only a realtor but an adviser with incredible knowledge about not only the buying process but the local area. Tom also took a keen interest in our specific needs and from the get go it was very apparent that we were more than just another set of faces. He was always honest with us, and never tried to push or rush us. When we didn't get the first house we put an offer on Tom was extremely fast to get us back to looking at homes, and this is where the Belt Team really shined. Even though he was busy Tom was able to have Beth Dadisman meet with us to view a few more houses. Beth was just as knowledgeable and attentive as Tom. Once we made a decision on the second house, the process went smoothly. Tom provided great information on putting the offer in and in guiding us through the home buying process. Tom, Beth, and Patty Schuebel did an amazing job of answering all of our questions, advocating for us, and ensuring the entire process went off without a hitch. The Belt Team absolutely made the process, even as a first time buyer, seamless and smooth. I can't imagine how much harder this would have been without them. They have earned our business for life." Mary Wheeler (Oct 2015)

"I want to give my highest recommendation to Kevin Kleifges for his work in selling my house. It ws not an easy sale, as it had a pool and was listed in late summer. Every issue that rose up, Kevin was able to deal with and keep the sale alive. Patty Schuebel also helped the settlement go smoothly. Thanks to you both." Kyle Whitney (Oct 2015)

"Worked with Tom Reilly and Beth Dadisman and couldn't have been more pleased. Both were very responsive and professional and helped me become a first time home owner. From first meeting to signing all the paperwork at closing, I would highly recommend this Team." Rich Sibly (Sept 2015)

"When we decided to put our house up for sale, we looked at the "sold" signs in nearby neighborhoods as well as our own. It was obvious that The Belt Team was very successful at selling homes. We were delighted when we spoke to Kevin, a seasoned realtor at Terry Belt & The Belt Team. He quickly answered every question we had, revealing his professionalism and expertise in knowing the nuances of the housing market. Kevin displayed his experience throughout each step of the process, and his office manager Patty provided timely help during the sales process. We are very happy we chose the Belt Team and Kevin. " Frank & Pat Van Roten (July 2015)

"If you want to sell your house quickly, at the right price, and armed with an expert negotiator and advocate, you need the services of Kevin Kleifges and the Belt Team. I trust that most realtors can lead you through the pro forma processes and procedures for selling a house, but I believe that very few have the knowledge of real estate laws and practices and the wherewithal to fight for your rights and equities like Mr. Kleifges has. If you know that your real estate transaction can be handled by virtually anyone licensed to do so, any realtor will probably do. However, if you want to be prepared for any eventuality, difficulty, or challenge that may unexpectedly arise while trying to sell your house, you need the professional services of Mr. Kleifges and the Belt Team. We unhesitatingly signed with Mr. Kleifges to sell our house in northern Virginia based on the outstanding reputation and track record of the Belt Team. He proved to be the consummate real estate professional – fully knowledgeable about the marketplace, pricing, and selling techniques. The staff of the Belt Team regularly supported Mr. Kleifges and provided us with additional information and help throughout the selling process. Mr. Kleifges was always available to my wife and me and promptly answered our queries and offered guidance as appropriate. Unfortunately our buyer was ostensibly ignorant of our real estate laws, culture, and mores and tried to extort thousands of dollars from us at the closing table. On our behalf, Mr. Kleifges expertly handled this challenge – tirelessly throughout a very long day – and negotiated an acceptable settlement to both parties, which enabled my wife and me to purchase our new home in a different location on time. During the selling process, we encountered numerous unprofessional, incompetent real estate agents so we are very grateful that we enjoyed the ultimate in service from Mr. Kleifges and the Belt Team at all times." Vienna Home Seller, July 2015

“We worked with Gail to sell my parents’ home. What a positive experience! She was so wonderful to work with. Since this was my parents home, I wasn't as involved as they were and tried not to be too involved. However, when I did have questions, Gail was quick to respond with extremely thorough emails. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the market, and what it would take to sell my parents home. Their home had been listed several times before, but had not sold. Gail did her due diligence in understanding what needed to be done to sell the home. She made suggestions, helped us to contact vendors/contractors, and really made the sale of their home a pleasant experience. We are all extremely grateful to Gail and her team and would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell their home.” Adriana Sgarlata, July 2015‚Äč
 

"Tom and Beth were phenomenal in helping me purchase my first home. I was working on a very short timeline (less than 2 days) to see properties, and they went above and beyond to help me see as many properties as possible. I am very satisfied with my experience with the Belt Team, and will surely use them again in the future.” Kerry Tucker (July 2015)

"This past weekend we moved into our townhouse and wanted to take this opportunity to thank your team of Beth Dadisman & Tom Reilly, for the exceptional service and experience we had working with them in finding our new home in Vienna, VA. When we decided to move to this area, my wife registered with a few of the local realtors. Beth was one of the few who called quickly. A few never called back which was disheartening at first. Some who did call wanted to know if we were hoping to purchase sooner than later. We even had some referrals but they soon stopped following up since we weren’t quite ready to make a purchase. Beth persisted but with no pressure. She took time to understand our needs and then once we were ready to start looking, we met Tom. Both of them spent a good amount of time understanding what we were looking for and also gave us a detailed description of the market and the various areas which met our criteria: proximity to the metro, townhouse versus a single family home, a good neighborhood for our kids. They were also kind enough to introduce us to local lenders for our mortgage needs. Over the fall, we saw a few houses and the process began. Beth was cognizant of our needs and we fine-tuned our search as we went along. They always helped answer our questions and provided timely information. Winter was slow but your team kept in touch and in early spring, we found a house that we liked and that’s when Tom took over and helped negotiate the terms and take care of all the paperwork and there was plenty of it. Finally, we closed and both Beth and Tom were there in support. We also wanted to send a shout out to Patty Schuebel for providing a lot of the information we needed for closing. Not once did we feel pressurized to decide on a house and were consistently supported by both, Beth & Tom. They provided us the help and information we needed to make the purchase and waited until we found something that we liked and wanted. Thank you Beth & Tom for your help in helping us find a home and we look forward to working with you and the Belt Team again in the future." Swati Patwardhan and Ash Athawale (June 2015)

"As first time buyers we really appreciated that Tom Reilly respected all of our questions, no matter how elementary. If he didn't have the answer, he got it for us, ASAP. We worked with another agent earlier in our home search, and Tom was much more attentive and helpful!" Heather & Doug Roemer (June 2015)

"After interviewing several real estate agents in the area we elected to go with Tom and Beth of the Belt Team. While all of the agents we interviewed came highly recommended we felt that Tom had the best knowledge of the area and that the larger Belt Team would have more resources to provide us valuable insights in a competitive market. Tom and Beth took the time to understand our housing needs and then worked with us to identify neighborhoods in the area that fit those needs. They were proactive in identifying and previewing properties for us and were very responsive to our calls and emails throughout the entire process. They ultimately helped us to close on a house before it officially listed, thus avoiding a potential multiple offer situation. Tom artfully negotiated with the seller's agent and determined what offer would be mutually agreeable. Overall, they made a stressful process easy and straightforward. We love that we were able to find a house in our ideal neighborhood, and we highly recommend The Belt Team." Cara & Ben Libby (June 2015)

"Kevin Kleifges and his team did a great job selling our home. Kevin was always available on his mobile and would guide us through strategic, transactional, and unexpected situations with humility and calmness. The support team that works with you out of the office was excellent, and the photos and marketing materials were first class. This team rules Vienna!” Jarod & Kadie Blaney (June 2015)
 

“I listed my house with Terry Belt and the sale went extremely smoothly. Terry was very knowledgeable about the local market, very easy to deal with, communicated well, and my house sold in 12 days for very close to what he thought it would. I would not hesitate to use him again if I was selling or buying another house in this area.” Jeff Hyman & Elly Bookstein, June 2015

"The Belt Team, with Kevin Kleifges guiding the sale of my home, could not have been more satisfying. His knowledge and personal experience of the local community were valuable in marketing the property. He explained every detail in the process, arranged for staging, inspections, and conducted an open house presentation. There were no surprises. Most importantly, the house was sold in a very few days at the agreed sale price. Thanks Belt Team for a job well done.” Wes Kriebel (April 2015)

"Tom Reilly was awesome! I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a buyer's agent! Everything was thoroughly explained as we went through the buying process. If an e-mail or cell phone call was sent, it was answered immediately. He truly provides a valuable service and most definitely makes the daunting process of home buying much easier." Mitch Curling (February 2015)

"Kevin and Patty rock! They've done an excellent job marketing and selling our house. We were impressed with their knowledge of market and professional skills. Many thanks to them and to the whole Belt Team for excellent service!" Inna Dubinsky (Feb 2015)

“I bought my first home with Kevin and his team several years ago and now have sold my first home with them as well. I had a great experience working with them and highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Kevin and Patty produced quick results and made me comfortable through the whole process. They were very knowledgeable and helpful the entire time. All in all, it was a very positive experience for me. ” Paul Meszaros (January 2015)

"Kevin Kleifges, Patty Schuebel, and the rest of The Belt Team were outstanding when we sold our Reston house. We were nervous about the market, but Kevin, our listing agent, was confident about the house. It sold in a few days at the price we wanted, and closing was much faster than we'd expected. Kevin recommended Victoria Stratman to do the staging, and she did a great job. She really saw the beauty and strengths of the house and emphasized them. The team put together a great brochure and were attentive and responsive throughout a very, very smooth process from listing to closing. They basically walked us through each step (we needed it) and gave us great advice on finishing touches, i.e., what was important. They made what can be an unnerving experience a comfortable and positive one. We recommend them very, very highly to anyone getting ready to sell a house." Drake & Jackie Byrum (December 2014)

"Terry and his team exceeded our expectations on every level. They made what is typically a very stressful process very smooth and painless. The Belt Team truly provides one stop shopping from listing to staging and photography; to buying and moving and even including excellent title company and lender referrals! We wouldn't change a thing and are grateful for their outstanding customer service and responsiveness." April Carroll, December 2014

“Kevin Kleifges was absolutely outstanding to work with. This was our first time looking for a home to own and he really guided and took all of our requests and preferences to heart. he made sure all of our worries were alleviated from day one and we couldn't have asked for a better agent to work with!” Ben & Lara Kaplan ( November 2014)

“Terry is extremely knowledgeable about the market and trends. He's savvy, and a great negotiator. Terry is definitely on top of his game. He's not one of the best...he IS THE BEST Realtor I've worked with and and his team is awesome and on point.” Gloria Dutch, October 2014

“I would highly recommend Terry. He recently sold our house in 9 days. He's very accessible and knowledgeable, and we really enjoyed working with him. Patty is also wonderful--very nice and quick to answer all of our questions, big or small !” Kristin Dillon, Sept 2014

"Terry and The Belt Team worked closely with our corporate relocation team and sold our home within days of listing. The listing strategy was well thought out and resulted in us actually selling above asking price and at the top end of the range we identified as target value based on relevant local comparators. Terry and the team managed a complex set of contract coordination issues between our relocation services company and the buyer, and were very attentive throughout the process. Would not hesitate to recommend Terry and the Belt team for real estate services in the Oakton area." Pat & Wendy Brown, August 2014

"Kevin and Patty were wonderful throughout the whole process. We appreciated Kevin's expertise, his straightforward manner, his accessibility, and his willingness to listen to our perspective as sellers. Patty was amazing behind the scenes, always answering any and all inquiries in a knowledgeable and timely fashion and making sure we were well-informed what to expect next in the process." Erica Wanis (August 2014)

"My husband and I had a very positive experience with the Belt Team - specifically with Kevin Kleifges, our agent. We were new to the area and did not have an agent to work with. We met numerous agents at open houses over the course of a couple of months until we met Kevin and felt that he was a great fit for us - professional, knowledgeable on the neighborhoods we were looking at and a good listener (not trying to push us into homes above our budget or not a good fit for us). He was patient and reliable throughout the entire process of finding our new home. Kevin was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend him and the Belt Team." Jennifer Gelosa (July 2014)

"From the moment we began working with Kevin to the day we closed, he was amazingly dedicated, impressively knowledgeable and truly a pleasure to work with. He was also patient and adept at coaching us through our various thought processes, supportive of our viewpoints and delicately contributing his superior industry knowledge to the decision. We had some substantial challenges in getting the house in listing condition under extreme time pressure. He recommended resources and helped us work with those resources, which really saved the day several times. During the final stretch dealing with the buyer's proposal, he was instrumental in coming up with solutions to satisfy both parties. We sold the house quickly and for a price that we were very happy with. The Belt Team approach also was wonderful: we were fully supported when Kevin had out of town commitments and Patty was a great help with logistics." Mary Pat Denney (July 2014)

"The Belt Team, with Gail Belt and Ann Page in the lead, and Patty Schuebel and many other outstanding folks on the Belt Team in the background, performed an absolutely difficult and herculean accomplishment in closing for us the sale of a corporate office suite asset at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive in Reston Virginia this past May. Normally a property of this nature, during the real estate market at the time, might have taken much more that a year to conclude, we were told, but these marvelous ladies and their support associates accomplished the task in just over six months. The sale was part of an estate liquidation operation which had many complications. They were undaunted in their assignment. I initially contacted Gail at Keller Williams because she had served as our family real estate expert for over 20 years, and at least six successful residential and commercial transactions, much to our great mutual benefit. For this commercial requirement, however, Gail teamed with Ann Page which certainly proved to be an extremely winning combination. The difficulty in closing on this Reston property can only be appreciated by experts. They made it happen after many long, late, and overtime hours when others probably could not have done so. I cannot provide a stronger or more positive recommendation for these ladies than to propose that in my estimation they should be identified as the Magic Real Estate Team of the Year!" Bob Gadd, July 2014

"The listing was handled very well and Patty and the team made a great brochure. We were able to get advice on the 2 offers we received the first day and make a good move. They also helped us with the paperwork for our unlisted purchase of a home. Thanks!" Sally LaBonte, June 2014

"Terry Belt and his team were exceptional. From the first meeting, I recognized the expertise in knowing the area, pricing, comps, advice on what to do to get the most for our house, and true professionalism. Terry is highly knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. There is so much to do and it can be very overwhelming to the seller. Terry's team, particularly Patty, was on top of everything, keeping us informed, and moving us along in the process. On top of the fact that Terry sold our house before it even went on the market, he is a wonderful person who was a pleasure to work with." Denise & Bob Ford, June 2014

"Gail and The Belt Team did a fantastic job selling my parents home of 40 years. I work in the sales office of a home builder in the same town as my parents home. I understand the process of selling a home and as their daughter I also relate to the emotion that is involved with leaving a home of 40 years. Although I have not had the opportunity to work with Gail in a professional realm, this was a delightful experience. I did not hesitate to have The Belt Team list the home based on their stellar reputation. Unnecessary as it was professionally, I remained hands on throughout the process (as a daughter) to ensure every detail was attended. I've seen a lot of agents "wing it" on home purchases/sales. This is NOT how the Belt Team approaches real estate. The entire team is involved so calls are answered, attitudes are professional, details are clear, leaving no gaps in the process what -so -ever." Patty Hanley, June 2014

"Aime and I had lived in our home for 40 years but it was time to move on. From the time we called Gail Belt, I could not have been happier. Gail is very detailed oriented and she was very sensitive to our situation but professional and right on with her decisions. I told her from the beginning, you are the "expert" and we will go with your suggestions. Whatever she suggested, we took her advice and she listened to our needs. I wanted to have Easter without realtors going through the house. Thursday after Easter, the house went on the market. It had a lot of traffic because you can walk to Dunn Loring Metro. It not only sold in 4 days at the price Gail set but it was sold with no contingencies at $25,000 above asking price and they gave us free rent back for 30 days again at Gail's suggestion. Gail does not work alone in this process she has a great team called the "Belt Team", if Gail is not available you will hear from Patty Schuebel a very dedicated Team member and the rest of the " team" works behind the scenes. In all our sadness of leaving our home of 40 years, we are delighted that a young family with 3 small children will now occupy this lovely home. Thank you Gail and the Belt Team. You are the best "Team" ever!" Claire & Aimee Fountaine, June 2014

"My home buying experience with the Belt Team could not have been more favorable. Kevin and the rest of the staff did a great job keeping me informed throughout the process and I would definitely recommend their services to family and friends looking for a professional, dedicated and trustworthy team of real estate service providers." Pat Naher (May 2014)

"My wife and I were looking for a family house in Vienna and although we had a very precise idea of what we wanted, I am not sure we were very good at describing it. Kevin Kleifges at the Belt Team was an absolute pleasure to work him. Kevin was always in a good mood, friendly and punctual. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the service we received. Kevin found us the dream home in no time and negotiations over the couple of issues found with the new house went so smoothly thanks to Kevin's skills. We also dealt with Patty Schuebel as the Belt Team at the end of the process and she was also excellent." Fred Ulmer & Clare Plaisted (May 2014)

"Working with Gail meant working with a consummate professional. She was tireless, detailed, expert. I was an out-of-town seller, and among her standout qualities were: - Constant and thorough communication. - Knowledge of the market and our direct competition. - Instinct about buyers, their agents, their perceptions, their positions. - Superior negotiating ability. I'd also like to recognize the contributions of Patty who exhibited the attention to detail, focus, and excellent communications which are hallmarks of The Belt Team." Tom Cline May 2014

My husband and I would like to personally thank Terry Belt and the Belt Team! We couldn't have been happier with our choice to use Terry in selling and purchasing a new home. Terry’s excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability, made the sale process so much easier for us. He went above and beyond for us and we can’t thank him enough. We would highly recommend Terry and The Belt Team to anyone buying or selling their home in Northern VA. ”  Kyle & Susannah Porteous (Posted on Zillow.com Feb 11, 2014)
 
 

Smile "Your aggressive, highly professional and proactive marketing approach served us very well in the sale of our former home and the purchase of our newly constructed home. We appreciate your exceptional service, your ability in networking with other agents, your advice in preparing our home for sale, and your wise counsel that served to keep momentum during a declining market."

James and Donna Andrews
Oakton, Virginia

Smile "We have moved eleven times and bought or sold thirteen houses during our thirty-four year marriage. In working with Realtors, we have never worked with a better Realtor than you. Your thoroughness, follow-through and attention to detail were absolutely mind-boggling. You are without a doubt in a class by yourself. It is not hard to understand why you are so well thought of by your peers."

James Currow
Augusta, Georgia

Smile "The Belt Team is the A # 1 Best! You took care of every detail from the first day to the last, and you made the hurdles a skip in the park. You did all this with professional expertise, enthusiasm, can-do attitude and sensitivity. We will recommend you to anyone who wants the very best!"

Judy and Milt Sokoll
Vienna, Virginia

Smile "In record time you sold our rental house, led us to settlement of our new dream home, and listed our old house for sale! The professional way that all transactions were handled really impressed me. I was impressed even more, however, by your honesty, kindness, and strong sense of values. The Belt Team is wonderful. I loved getting to work with your husband and children, Christy and Terry. It is the small touches that make your team so special. I know you have been honored with many well-deserved real estate awards. Your greatest accomplishment is the wonderful family that you and your husband have raised, and the values you are living and passing on in your work and family life."

Laura S. Armitage
Vienna, Virginia

Smile "Your superb tenacity to every detail, fabulous follow-up with advice, information, and counsel in the sale of our home was phenomenal. We felt totally involved, confident and proud to have you as our team. Your attention to detail coupled with an ability to see through any problem with a solution meant so much to us."

Jolene and Joel Tornabeni
McLean. Virginia

Smile "When we began our search for a new home, we were looking for someone we could trust in every sense of the word. You far exceeded our expectations. You were always professional and represented our interests with integrity. You demonstrated a command of real estate trends and the local market; and explained complicated issues and procedures in a language we could easily understand. Lastly, you taught us patience. With your help, we found the perfect home."

Jim and Mariclaire Rourke
Vienna, Virginia

Smile "We are writing you to extend our sincere appreciation and words of praise for your first-class services in buying our new home. We believed we would get first-class service from you, but what we ended up with was much, much more! We are grateful to have benefited from your expert analysis and extensive knowledge of the market. We reaped the benefits of your good old-fashioned professionalism! Your exceptional service during this very special time in our lives will be in our hearts and memories forever."

Lisa and Joseph Thomas
Leesburg, Virginia

Smile "The Belt Team’s unique combination of professionalism and “personal touch” made the purchase of our new home very bearable in a very high-pressure environment. Your professionalism, trustworthiness, positive outlook and thoroughness made it a pleasure to work with you. We feel The Belt Team concept works extremely well. Having purchased four houses in the last 13 years, we can say that The Belt Team provided us with the highest quality service yet."

Vic and Janis De Paola
Vienna, Virginia

Smile "The feedback you’ve gotten from past customers is outstanding. You’ve definitely created a positive lasting impression on them – not surprising! I’m well aware of the professionalism and service you provide the people with whom you work. It’s such an up-beat and refreshing reminder to see their letters myself. I am proud to have The Belt Team as a cornerstone of the Stevens family of real estate."

Tom Stevens
2006 President, National
Association of Realtors
Vienna, Virginia

Smile  "Your service to me was superb! Your professionalism enabled me to trust in your integrity and competence; and you continued to assist me beyond the making of the sale with details that were not directly related to that sale. I feel very well served and I wish there were more people in this world who applied professionalism with the same understanding and commitment as yours."

Phoebe K. Baker
General Counsel
Xerox Corporation
Dallas, Texas

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The Belt Team
6820 Elm Street
McLean VA 22101
(703) 242-3975
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