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Hank & Paty Huber

screen-shot-2017-06-08-at-11-30-56-am Before we chose Lou Vivas, we interviewed several realtors. Now, he’s the first person we’d call! Lou went above and beyond. He worked diligently over five months to find us the right house, in a competitive market, with a limited budget, and complicated financing. Lou’s sound advice helped us make decisions with confidence, as he kept the process moving. Lou is attentive and organized. His honesty and work ethic demonstrate he genuinely cares about his clients. Lou is super responsive—no matter what time of day or night. Lou rapidly helped us submit several offers, and even prepared one on a Saturday night! Lou’s knowledge and expertise helped us surmount obstacles related to house showing, bidding, inspections, repair negotiations, contractual details, and closing. Lou is a problem-solver and successfully negotiated on our behalf with: sellers, lenders, and contractors. His insistence on a second inspection—to confirm work had been done right—netted us a great credit at the closing table! We trusted Lou and he made it happen for us. We wholeheartedly recommend Lou Vivas to those looking to purchase or sell a home in the Washington, DC area.fullsizerender

Brian & Shari

Lou is an engaging person. His personality, experience, and knowledge of the local market are why my wife, Shari, and I chose Lou as our real estate agent. We met Lou at a local first time home buyers course he led in our neighborhood. The information provided was relevant and we felt no pressure talking with Lou about the process. We were not ready yet but we made a connection. Fast forward a year and a half, Lou was the only agent we needed to call. As first time home buyers, Lou listened and was responsive to our needs. He answered every question we had, and we had a lot as I’m sure he can attest. Lou was fantastic during the home search process. Since he was representing us as buyers, it’s important not to feel like you are being up sold. Lou was not overbearing and did not inject his own opinions unless asked, but also spoke if anything was overlooked. You should feel comfortable when home shopping and Lou put us at ease. Lou is client motivated and he made our needs his top priority. He’s maintained regular communication throughout the entire process and adapted to our needs. We’d communicate via phone, email, or text depending on our schedule. Lou’s relationship-centered approach is what sets him apart in the real estate industry. One day, while out together house hunting, he asked me what kind of music I liked. I told him how much I loved John Mayer’s music. He put it on immediately and there wasn’t a time after that when John Mayer wasn’t playing in the car when we were together. In addition to the small personal touches, Lou has a great network and connected us to many great people throughout, from our mortgage lender to our home inspector, to our title company. This made the entire process was smooth and because of his relationships, we got great service and saved money! Lou is tenacious and hard working. He guided us through what seems like a daunting and arduous journey. Even after closing, Lou continued working on our behalf to ensure the seller met agreed upon details in a timely manner. We always felt like we had a champion in our corner and now we’re living the life! Many thanks, Lou! Brian & Shari brian-shari-orr
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What a happy couple!

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Ayan De

For a first time home buyer, Lou is excellent. He did a really good job educating me about the market and reset my expectations where necessary. He also explained everything in ways which were easy to understand and follow - which in turn helped me make better choices. When it came to make the offer and work with the seller, Lou made it very simple for me with a detailed step by step plan on how to go about the various components of the process. He helped with home inspection, insurance, and even financing - by providing options and most importantly recommendations for each party I needed to work with. Lou also handled everything with the seller, negotiated a great deal for me , and handled all inspection items (punch list) that the seller needed to address. He kept me updated regularly and even met up with me as needed. Finally, Lou was very responsive and always available for me, and I am not an easy person to schedule around as I travel a lot for work. Lou was flexible and accommodating and in spite of all my travels and holidays during the closing process, and he made it very easy for me. I thoroughly recommend Lou. He will work with you to find you what you need, and want from your home, he has the network and support systems in place to make the process seamless and easy for you, and he will help you navigate all aspects of the process. Ayan De Testimonial
, U Street / Columbia Heights

Lou was great to work with!

Lou was great to work with. We didn't even think we had a chance at getting a home where we did but Lou worked some magic! I feel we got a great deal, all thanks for Lou. He was and is amazingly responsive and extremely thoughtful and caring for his customers. I recommend him all the time to my friends looking to move. Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 3.14.20 PM
, Columbia Heights

Working with Lou was such an absolute pleasure!

Working with Lou was such an absolute pleasure!! My boyfriend and I were first time home buyers who were connected with Lou on a recommendation from our loan officer. He worked around our crazy schedules (I work rotating 12 hour evening shifts!) and really listened to what we were looking for in our first place. Once we found and fell in love with our now current home, he was incredible in handling the negotiations with the seller’s agent. He kept us calm, and walked us through the process from start to finish. When we had a million questions, he always responded to our emails and text messages and kept us updated on everything taking place with buying our home. He made the process enjoyable. I highly recommend Lou to anyone looking for their first or next place in the D/M/V area!
, Rockville, MD

Lou Vivas Helped Me Find Property That Fit My Need

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Lou Vivas made me feel comfortable with the ultimate purchase

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I made the right choice with Lou

I recently bought my first house with the help of Lou Vivas, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for real estate. I shopped around a lot for a good realtor before finding Lou, and got a great vibe from him the first time we met. After that, he never let me down. f

Here are a few of the great things about Lou: 

He is accessible.

I emailed this poor man a list of houses I wanted to see every day for about a year. He was always quick responding, informing me which ones were already under contract, which ones were still available and when we could go see them. Often times we would meet up within an hour of me sending him an email. Whether we were seeing 1 house, or many, he always made me feel like a priority.

He is knowledgeable.

Lou has experience managing properties, as well as renovating them, which was very helpful. He pointed out many things in the houses we saw that I never would have noticed, and it made me feel like he was on my side, trying to find me a good home to start my family in, not just to sell me a house quickly. He also knows the market well and what it is doing. That helped a lot when deciding what type of offers to put in.

He is fun.

Because the market was a very strong sellers market when I was looking, it could have been a very stressful process. But Lou and I shared many laughs, and I genuinely enjoyed the time we spent together. Given the number of houses we saw together (hundreds), and amount of time we spent together, that is very important.

He cares about his clients.

I honestly felt like his most important client when I was working with him even though I know he is very busy, and probably had many people with a higher budget than me. I must have put in 10-15 offers on different houses before the one I finally got, but he never seemed frustrated, or impatient, or anything but enthusiastic in helping me.

Picking a realtor is a big decision, and I really feel like I made the right choice with Lou. I will definitely call him when I am ready to sell this house.

, DC Resident

Lou Vivas Know What They Are Doing

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He is someone you can trust

We worked with Lou on both the sale and purchase of our home. He spent an enormous amount of time “shopping” our old neighborhood to help us price our home right as well as weekends and nights seeing many homes in the districts we wanted to live. He also gave us advice along the way. In our sale, we had 3 contracts within days of going on the market. Lou was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a home. He is someone you can trust.

My Experience With Lou Vivas Was Terrific!

screen-shot-2017-06-08-at-12-30-55-pm Lou is a dynamite realtor and goes the extra mile to see that the real estate transaction goes smoothly. Basically, he puts the ball in his court and runs with it. He has an excellent list of contacts from home repair companies, appliance distributors, granite companies and much more. Ask Lou & you shall receive. Our house had a contract in no time and if you are looking for a top notch realtor with integrity and diligence, Lou is the one for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kFyvC-a7n9k