Hope for Homes

HOPE SKILLING

I am now working in partnership with my longtime friend and real estate colleague, Martha Floyd. Martha and I will be working together to provide you with the ideal real estate experience. My “client first” philosophy and dedication to providing each and every client with the highest level of personal service is shared by Martha, who is also a Top Producing Realtor. Your satisfaction and subsequent referrals are the basis for our future business! 

 

ABOUT HOPE 

Hope has been a licensed Realtor in Northern Virginia since 1985. During that time she has dedicated herself to continuing education, earning the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative)and SRES (Seniors Residential Specialist) designations. She is a life member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Top Producers Club with an annual volume in excess of $10 million. Her knowledge, experience, effective marketing, consistent and timely follow-up, skilled negotiating, professional integrity and commitment to securing the best possible results for every client are the basis for her success. 90% of her business is the result of referrals from satisfied clients. 

Over 35 years as a resident of Northern Virginia, Hope lived in Alexandria, Arlington and McLean and specialized in those communities as well as others in Fairfax County. Her in depth knowledge of the area allows her to gain the confidence and trust of local Sellers and Buyers as well as relocating Buyers as she skillfully guides them in selecting the home and neighborhood which will best meet their needs. For clients who need to sell their home and relocate to another area, Hope has developed an extensive network of like minded, well qualified professionals to assist in them in purchasing a new home. Hope's personal touch and concern for her clients above all else has resulted in many of her clients becoming her friends. She is never too busy for a personal chat or to provide a referral for another service provider.  

TESTIMONIALS FROM HOPE'S PAST CLIENTS

". . . always has the clients' best interest as top priority..."
We met Hope about 8 years ago while looking for a house for my sister and called her when we unexpectedly found a home we wanted to buy. She represented us for the purchase and then helped us sell our home quickly. She always has the clients’ best interest as top priority, works hard and with integrity.  -- Arlington, Virginia

"No hidden surprises..."
We enjoyed working with Hope (this is the second house she has helped us buy) and she also helped us to understand the selling side! (she met with us over a year ago to offer suggestions on what to improve to get the best price for or house.) No hidden surprises…Hope explained everything to us very thoroughly.

". . . outstanding performance..."
I would like to thank you for your recent outstanding performance in selling my house at 1549 Dunterry Place, McLean. Your experience and unique understanding of the Stoneleigh market enabled a prompt sale for an optimum price. The whole process was a most pleasant experience because of your friendly and businesslike approach and your competent handling of the transaction. 

". . . knowledge, negotiating power and speedy action..."
Just a note to thank you for helping my daughter find her town home. At long last she has a place that meets her specifications. As you know it’s just the place she wanted. With the market as crazy as it is now, your real estate expertise was critically needed. It was your contacts, knowledge, negotiating powers and speedy action that made it happen. 

 ". . . made buying our first home a pleasurable experience."
This letter is to let you know how pleased we were with you as our buyer’s agent. You certainly made buying our first home a pleasurable experience. We were impressed with your professionalism and commitment to our needs. Your expertise was indispensable. As a busy couple we appreciated your flexibility and your ability to adjust to our schedules. We especially appreciate your referral to Doug Roderick for creative financing. We both consider you a close ally and a reliable friend. We will certainly contact you in the future for any real estate needs and would recommend you highly to our friends and associates. 

 ". . . allowed me to make a profitable decision at the right time."
As a first time buyer and eventual seller of the property after a period of renting it, Hope was patient and informative. Her knowledge of the real estate market allowed me to make a profitable decision at the right time. Hope’s advice about power of attorney saved me the expense of traveling from Indiana to Virginia for the settlement. 

"Talk about service above and beyond the call of duty!"

I have to tell you about the great service we got recently from one of your agents, Hope Skilling. Talk about service above and beyond the call of duty! She was not only diligent and competent, but she was a pleasant person to work with in every way. If Ms. Skilling is representative of your firm, I expect to hear big things about McEnearney Associates in the years ahead. You will have my repeat business and I am telling all my friends. 

"Excellent customer service!"
Hope and her assistant made our house search so much easier. Very helpful throughout the whole process including providing referrals for other vendors. As first time home buyers, we couldn’t have asked for a better agent! Excellent customer service!  -- Falls Church, VA 

"At every phase of the process, she was professional and knowledgeable..."
Over the course of four to five months, Hope could not have been more helpful in assisting us. She worked with us in preparing our townhouse for sale, guided us through several late night negotiation sessions, and finally resolved a contentious closing. At every phase of the process, she was professional and knowledgeable and we felt she always represented our best interests. Hope did such a great job in helping us find our new home, we may not need the assistance of a Realtor for years to come. But, be assured we will enthusiastically recommend Hope and McEnearney Associates to our friends and associates. Your company is fortunate to be represented by an agent as capable and hard working as Hope Skilling.  -- Arlington, Virginia

"Very professional! Gets the job done!"
Very professional! Knows what needs doing and does it! Advertised the house extremely well. Keeps her cool in trying circumstances. Gets the job done! 

"Everything about Hope's service was exceptional!"
Years ago, Hope helped us look for a rental house. We remembered how helpful she was and called her when we were needed the services of a professional Realtor for a purchase. If it weren’t for Hope’s dedication to helping us, we would never have been able to purchase this home. She rearranged her schedule to show us the house and helped us to put together the best offer possible within our means. Everything about Hope’s service was exceptional!

"…very knowledgeable of the market and trends…"
Hope is very knowledgeable of the market and trends, has a professional demeanor and appearance, is hard working, offered sound advice and followed through. She listened to our objectives, then applied her expertise. Great tips on preparing for the sale!  -- Arlington, Virginia

". . . made buying my first home almost effortless."
I really want to thank you for getting me my house. As a Realtor you really know your stuff, you did such a great job representing me. You made buying my first home almost effortless. People make it sound as if it were some big ordeal – maybe because you weren’t their agent!

". . . great service"
I have to tell you about the great service we got recently from one of your agents, Hope Skilling. Talk about service above and beyond the call of duty! She was not only diligent and competent, but she was a pleasant person to work with in every way. If Ms. Skilling is representative of your firm, I expect to hear big things about McEnearney Associates in the years ahead. You will have my repeat business and I am telling all my friends.