Our Testimonials


"Mark was fantastic. Responsive. Insightful. Expert. Everything went smoother than we could’ve hoped. Couldn’t say enough good things. Mark’s assistance was incredibly valuable and everything he recommended was a positive addition to the process."

– Thomas Rodriguez

"Mark gave us top drawer service for an extended period of time - nearly a year. He was helpful from the start and continued a high level of help and easy access as we did fix ups to our house and then put the house on the market. He also prepared and guided us through the showings and open house process and then helped us when we received multiple offers. Mark helped us achieve a sale way beyond our highest expectations - due to his recommendations for fix ups we listed the house at the high end of his estimate and then received $25K over the asking price. We closed within 30 days and I give Mark 100% of the credit for everything. He knew just what to do to get the best success for us."

– Beverly Firme

" After working with Mark over several hectic months in 2009 to coordinate both the sale of our old home and the purchase of a new home, we are pleased to endorse Mark Hudson without any reservations. After interviewing several other well-qualified realtors, we selected Mark because his skills and personal approach meshed perfectly with our goals, and our confidence was fully rewarded. With his trademark efficiency and calming influence, he guided us through all the steps of preparing our house for the market and landed us a contract in just 2 days. After that pleasant surprise, he stepped up to secure us a new home in the exact location we wanted. Throughout the process, Mark took every extra step possible to manage the often confusing conglomeration of paperwork associated with the sale, purchase, financing, settlement dates, and more. Even after the legal transactions were finalized, Mark also continued to provide support and negotiated on our behalf during an intense new home renovation project. We naturally miss our old home, but we've settled very nicely into the new one which fits all our needs. Mark Hudson deserves a lot of credit for making our hopes a reality. "

– Erik Dohlman & Deepa Premnath

" Dear Mark - Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers you sent last month. They were greatly appreciated - as was the terrific service you provided. Your thoughtfulness, caring and attention to details made what could have been a difficult process easier to deal with. I am extremely grateful for all you did in selling my parents' home and should I hear of any friends who may need your services, I shall highly recommend them to you. May you and your family enjoy a great summer. "

– Paulette C.

" Dear Mark - Barbara and I want to let you know how much we appreciate your services in selling our home at 3504 Kent Street in Kensington. You brought us a contract in just four days. We attribute this to your attention to detail, accurate presentation, excellent marketing, and warm personality. Your listing pointed out the convenience of living in Kensington, and we appreciated your reviewing the listing with us before entering it into multiple listing. It provided us with an opportunity to comment and be fully aware of the listing, and as you know, your CirclePix virtual tour presentation on your web site brought the buyers to our house the very afternoon it was available for showing. The flowers you brought to the open house cheered up the house and gave it a warm feeling. Your follow through after we approved the contract was equally as good. Again you kept us informed all along the way and jogged things along so that the settlement went off without a hitch, and left us with a warm feeling about selling our home of nearly 50 years. Your coming over with a housewarming gift for our new apartment at Riderwood Village was also very thoughtful. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to potential clients and in fact have already done so. All the best to you and family. "

– Bob and Barbara Ritzmann

" Dear Mark - Eric and I wanted to express our sincerest thanks for providing such outstanding service in selling our home at 3401 Oberon Street in Kensington. We chose you as our realtor because we believed we would receive personalized, high-quality service. But at the time we did not realize just how attentive, genuine, and thorough you would be from start to finish. You spent considerable time ensuring that we understood your marketing methods and each aspect of the home selling process, including all of the paperwork. We were thrilled with the pictures and virtual tours of the house online. We were very happy to receive an offer on the house in just four days and credit much of that to your superior marketing abilities and understanding of the real estate market. Selling a house can be a very stressful time, but working with you was a very positive experience, and for that, we thank you. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is interested in working with a realtor of your caliber. "

– Christine

" Dear Mark - This thank you is so overdue! Thank you Mark for making my dream a reality! You worked so hard and went way and above your call of duty for us. I am so grateful for all of that! Not only were you (and still are) the best Realtor but such a great friend. You put up with my frantic calls and all my crazy thoughts through all of it. I so highly recommend you to all and to not use you one would be a fool! My mom thanks you and Bubbles will always have a special place for the strange man who rescued her. Your dinner our 1st night will always be remembered! It is not hard to see that you will one day be "the man" in Kensington! "

– Carole

" Mark - Just a small thank you for your work on selling Cable. It was fun to do business with a professional!! Let's do it again. Thanks. "

– Gretchen

" As we approach the first anniversary in our new home, we can’t help but recall our journey together. We initially selected you because of the success you had in selling our neighbor’s home in under a week. How surprised we were to return home from our ski vacation and see the SOLD sign on their front lawn. It was then that we realized we were committed to moving as well. Having previously listed our house, we knew we had some challenging features but you were not daunted. You brought in colleagues to help us stage the house and even helped us declutter! How many agents have a storage unit available for clients and then actually help them move their items in! And then, on moving day, when shingles came loose on the roof, you took care of getting it fixed when we were so overwhelmed. You were a true partner. In fact, I have never met anyone in real estate who is as committed to customer service as you are. We continue to sing your praises to any friends who are contemplating a move. When it came to helping us find our new home, you were even more of a pleasant surprise. You certainly understood the latest technology and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale. My husband appreciated the fact that you did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. As you recall, we have a very specific neighborhood we were committed to and our options were somewhat limited because of that. When we finally found our home, you were amazing at helping us navigate the purchase of a “For Sale By Owner” home. Remember how you even helped the seller move clutter out of the house so we wouldn’t have any leftover surprises when we moved in?! You were a master at the negotiation process and helped us all reach a deal to our mutual satisfaction. Because our house stayed on the market all summer, it was a stressful time for us, the sellers of the home we purchased and, of course, for you as well. You helped us manage our emotions throughout this process and now that we are settled in and feeling more at home, I appreciate even more what a rock you were for us to lean on. You were a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were your only customers, although we know that was not the case. Your focus on customer service was reflected by the ease of reaching you and, when we couldn’t, how quickly you returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. It is our immense pleasure to recommend you for any family searching for their ideal home. We were comfortable in our small home until our children began to outgrow it. We needed a larger home with a yard in our dream neighborhood. You turned our dream into our life. And a very happy one it is! Thank you for all of your support and patience."

– Bob & Trish Gac 



"Sabina came through for us again! She helped us find our perfect suburban home in Potomac in 2015. She thoughtfully listened to what we wanted and navigated us through the purchase of our home. Fast forward three years, and my husband got a new job in Denver- we had to move again! Sabina helped to make the process of selling our home as smooth as possible, offering suggestions for cost-effective updates and advice throughout negotiations. She is a caring and dedicated agent to whom we would refer any friends or family in the DC metro area for their house buying and selling needs. Thank you, Sabina!"

– Jen Chen

"Sabina was the perfect agent for our transaction. She was able to handle numerous personalities in an estate sale. We were selling a condo in Bethesda and she answered our many questions and suggested options to upgrade and ready it for the market. The condo sold quickly and for the asking price."

– Margaret Nicolson

"Sabina possesses all of the qualities that my wife and I (who were first time home buyers) were looking for in an agent. She is kind, patient, informative, and caring. If you choose her as your agent, you can rest assured that you hired someone who will look out for your best interests."

– Corey Mishler

"Sending a big thank you to Sabina Emerson for helping us find our new home. We were looking for some time and she was so patient and had great advice throughout the process. In addition, we encountered a few problems with our home right after the purchase and Sabina was right there to make suggestions and calls on our behalf. I would highly recommend Sabina if you're looking for a home in the DC metro area. She's the best."

Teresa & Enrique Chaurand

"I had such a great experience working with Sabina, first when I was renting out my home and, subsequently, when I sold it. She got it done in the time and for the price I needed. In addition, she went above and beyond to make sure it was ready to go to market. Seriously, WAY above and beyond what you might expect from other realtors. What I appreciated most was I felt taken care of throughout the entire process. I highly, highly recommend her."

– Emily Bond

"Sabina has been a huge help in representing us in the purchase and rental of our investment properties. She was able to help weed out properties so we did not waste time going to look at them. She was also great at finding a tenant and negotiating the lease. I don’t think I could have done it without her."

– Matt Zawislak

"Excellent service and very professional."

Catherine Lindenfelser

"I can't say enough about what a positive, low-stress experience it was having Sabina as our realtor. She is prompt, candid, polished and knowledgeable. We felt very "taken care of" every step of the way, and every single recommendation she made was dead-on. We were first-time home buyers in an area unfamiliar to us so there was a lot of potential for stress and uncertainty, but she was able to thoroughly answer every question and concern we had at every stage in the process, and there was never any pressure to make an offer. Once we found The House, she was an expert negotiator. We still can't believe what an easy experience it was. We could not have asked for a better realtor, and we are SO happy with our first home."

– Kay Ciesla

"Sabina was an excellent realtor for us as we navigated the purchase of our first home. She was great at handling our questions and creating a very low stress atmosphere. We were in a hurry as we had a baby on the way and Sabina was able to balance speed, our desires and needs, and thoroughness. We didn't feel rushed at all and she definitely was able to understand our style and focus in on relevant properties. In addition, she really takes care of first-time buyers in order to build long term relationships. And her recommendations for repair work have all been 5 star also. Would recommend to anyone needing a realtor."

– Jason Williams

"I had the great delight to have Sabina involved with the selling of my house in Kensington. We interviewed three realtors and settled upon Sabina and McEnearney Associates. She displayed confidence and excitement right off the bat. She brought in a professional photographer and had an excellent brochure completed in just 2 days. The first open house brought in 16 groups of people and within 8 days a contract was placed on my home! This was especially critical for us because we were moving to Florida in just 3 weeks. She took care of all business related to closing. The papers were sent via Federal Express and all was wrapped up with a nice bow. I would highly recommend Sabina for anyone that may be interested in buying or selling a home."

– Chris Tucker

" There is no way we could have done this without you! We were overwhelmed with all that was involved with relocating to the Washington, DC area from Cincinnati. You helped us find exactly what we were looking for in one weekend, so we didn’t need to make multiple trips back and forth before our move. Your expertise helped save us time and money and your personal attention made us feel welcome in our new hometown."

– Lauren & Brandon

" Dear Sabina – We want to thank you for getting us our dream home! Seriously, you went above and beyond. Not only were you extremely patient with us throughout the process (sometimes it felt like we were that couple on HGTV with different wish lists and unrealistic expectations!), but you then were so helpful to give us advice about renting our house, set us up with painters, and most importantly, give us interior design advice about paint colors. We are so pleased with how everything turned out and we will gladly pass along your name to all our friends."

– Jennifer & Brian Chen

" Dear Sabina - Thank you for all your hard work selling my parents’ home. Dealing with aging parents who can no longer live at home is extremely challenging. You helped make the process much easier with your dedication and attention to detail. Your advice on home prep and your recommendations for contractors were extremely helpful. I greatly appreciated you taking care of the plumbing repairs while I was out of town and periodically checking on the vacant property while it was on the market. Your constant updates and thorough communication kept us informed of all developments on a regular basis. It was wonderful working with you."

– Gloria Capron



"I had the pleasure of working with Lauren Tawil twice. When I first moved to DC, she found me a perfect rental after I had looked and not been successful. And I asked for a lot: natural light, hardwood floors, space for a home office, allows pets, in my price range. And yet, she found me a spacious, beautiful place with all of that in a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with excellent transportation to boot! I was unsure how much an agent would add to the pool of rentals I could find; working with Lauren, it was obvious how much value she added. A few years later, I wanted to purchase a condo—so I called Lauren again, of course! She found a number of places that met all my specifications. Once I decided what I wanted, she patiently walked me through the complex process of buying it. Lauren was always upbeat and patient, no matter how dumb my questions were. She made terrific recommendations and I was delighted with her service. In addition to being a star agent, Lauren is a lovely, charming, fun person. If you’re going to slog through a pile of viewings, you want to do it with her! Lauren knows the market inside and out and will help you find what you are looking for!"

Catherine McClellan

"Lauren Tawil is a mission driven realtor with the best interest of her clients at the forefront of her work. Lauren has a broad tenured insight to market trends and access to various resources to address all planning and moving needs. She has an incredible knack of balancing the many pressures and needs of her clients down to the tedious and very personal needs of preparing a home for the market. She explored and met the needs of all the members of our family down to our pets. The pre-sale prep, staging and final sale of our home was a seamless-smooth process because of Lauren's drive to please us as clients and get the job done. Lauren's vast experience gave us confidence and her personality made us feel valued as customers and well taken care of in this major transition of moving. I look forward to working with Lauren for future needs and I always appreciate her neighborly check-ins from time to time to keep us posted on the market and share community updates."

– Mary Smith