Testimonials

One of the best ways to get to know an agent is to talk to former clients. Call me for referrals, and learn what past clients have to say about me below!

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Sellers

    • Davis and Shannon Hake: Together my wife and I have purchased two homes and sold one of them with Casey. Through it all she has not only been professional and effective, but has also become a trusted advisor as we make what are some of the largest financial and living decisions in our lives. If we weren’t moving out of the DC area, I’m sure she would be helping find our next home.
    • Jeff Taylor: I recently sold my condominium in Mclean Gardens with Casey Aboulafia. Two separate friends referred me to Casey, both of whom worked successfully with her in the past. Working with Casey was nothing but a pleasure, from my first meeting with her to discuss listing the unit, through closing. She was extremely patient with this first time seller and was very helpful throughout the process. She was quick to respond to all questions from day one. She helped pick the perfect listing price as well. I received multiple offers the first weekend and went from listing to settlement in under 3 weeks. I cannot recommend her highly enough. 
    • Ross Gartley and Maude Jasmin: Simply put, Casey and her team made both the purchase and sale of our house in Mt. Pleasant a hassle free and rewarding experience. We feel incredibly lucky to have had her as our agent and would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate professional in the Washington DC area. A true subject matter expert, Casey knows her business and the ins & outs Washington DC housing market and all of its nuances as well as one could hope for. From picking the right listing price, to walking us through the legal ramifications of selling a home as a foreign resident, Casey managed the entire process with incredible poise, honesty and professionalism. In the end, not only did we sell our house within a week of listing it, but the accepted offer was well above our asking price with zero contingencies.
    • Al Budde and Nancy Flint-Budde: Just had the most awesome experience with a Realtor ever. Casey was professional, creative and responsive every step of the way. She assisted us in pricing our DC coop unit competitively and we were able to sell it quickly. The whole process was well managed and communicated. All of our expectations were met. We just wish we could clone her to have as good an experience in our other locations.
    • Joanne Cosiol: I have worked with Casey twice now – and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again (or recommend her to others!) She is knowledgeable about the area and listens to her clients. She is truly patient – not pushy at all. On the other hand, she isn’t afraid to give you her honest opinion. We successfully sold my house in Washington, DC in less than a week! Working with Casey, we prepared the house for sale and it was staged to perfection. We also successfully bid for a home in Bethesda. Although the house wasn’t move-in ready, we negotiated a great deal and we are truly happy in our new home! Thanks for everything Casey!
    • Jill C. – Casey – thank you for all your hard work in making this happen. You made selling the house from Texas a breeze. Exactly what I needed during this “family crisis year”. One less thing to stress about. I really can’t thank you enough. 
    • Tara O. and Nick M: Casey went above and beyond with our family when we were looking to buy a new home and sell our old home. We appreciated all of the help and advice she gave us to stage our home.  The materials that she created for our open house were extremely professional and well done. In addition, we really appreciated Casey’s eye when we were looking at homes and the questions she asked to help us stay true to our vision for what would be the ideal home for us. We feel very fortunate that we got to work with her and will call her in the future for our next move!
    • Dana Mellecker and Sarah Howell: Casey helped us buy, and sell our first house.  Her experience in the DC housing market ensured that we got the best price for both transactions. She walked us through every step of the process-making the complicated simple.   If you want an agent who will listen to your concerns and be on your side, then connect with Casey.  
    • Paula Conhain:  I recently sold my condo after relocating to San Francisco. It was a no-brainer to select Casey as my agent as she was also my agent when I purchased the unit six years ago. I was under a very tight timeline to get everything ready before I left for my cross-country move. Casey immediately made me feel at ease and told me from the start not to worry and that she would take care of everything – and that she did! Even though I was on the west coast, Casey made the process of selling my first home as painless as possible. She kept me informed through regular updates and was extremely accessible. Most importantly, my unit sold in just a couple weeks! Casey put a lot of effort into marketing my home. She arranged a report from a professional stager, had many beautiful photos taken, and posted a virtual tour online. She gave me excellent advice about pricing and offers. All of her counsel proved to be correct. I cannot recommend Casey strongly enough. I only wish she were now here in California to help me purchase my next home!
    • Susan C.: Casey did a terrific job in assisting me in both selling my townhouse [in Capitol Hill] and buying a new home much better suited to my needs. She gave me great advice in positioning and pricing my townhouse so that it would sell quickly, and she listened carefully and worked hard to identify a new house that is perfect for my needs and at a price I could afford. Casey is very attentive to all the details involved in both selling and buying property and goes the extra mile for her clients. I recommend her highly.
    • Calista and Christian Redmond: Casey pulled off the impossible: Through her advice, photography skills, marketing, and positioning, she helped us sell our house well within our target expectations… to a couple living overseas, sight unseen. Everything about working with Casey was truly a pleasure. We were setting difficult, high expectations and she brought a professional level of insight and candor in helping us set realistic goals and accommodating our busy family’s needs. She went out of her way to investigate and remedy all topics of interest, with speed and accuracy. She knows DC real estate and is a fantastic coach in navigating motivations and scenarios. We’ll recommend her without hesitation for anyone wishing for a top notch agent!
    • Warren Marquez: Casey sold my home in January during low market conditions and a month that traditionally has few buyers.  She sold my home in three weeks at  the price I wanted. Casey’s experienced attention to preparing a house for show is invaluable.  That made the difference between my house languishing on the market and instead resulting in a successful settlement and a huge return for me.  Thanks Casey!
    • Johanna and Jason Partin: Dear Casey, we can’t thank you enough for being such an excellent real estate agent to us! We really couldn’t have worked with anyone better. Given the myriad difficulties we faced with the sale of our home: trying to sell it from across the country, having renters (and difficult renters, at that!) and having to deal with limited showing times, some remaining house and yard projects, a difficult selling market — you helped us work it all out, created beautiful marketing materials, and got us two good offers within a week of putting it on the market! You really went above and beyond the call of duty, and we can’t thank you enough. We will certainly recommend you to all our friends.
    • John Whaley & Jennifer Lynn-Whaley: My husband and I recommend Casey Aboulafia without hesitation. She has the combination of market expertise and creativity to ensure your home sells quickly and for an agreeable price. Prior to putting our house on the market, Casey provided expert advice on which alterations would provide the best return on investment. She also has exceptional abilities to stage each room and photograph the results. The print materials and online “virtual tour” exceeded our expectations – friends and family couldn’t believe how fantastic our house looked.  Because of her dedication and skills, Casey sold our home in one-third the average length of time for house sales in our area, and at an excellent price. Additionally, her vast knowledge of real estate law and put us at ease as we began the escrow process.  We could not have been more satisfied with her services and professionalism. 
    • Michelle Exline and Maziar Minovi: I would highly recommend Casey Aboulafia. We worked with her to sell our Woodley Park home. Casey worked with us throughout the entire process. Before we put our home on the market, she came and walked through our home, giving us detailed suggestions on how to improve its look and which minor home repairs should be done. She even recommended top-quality service companies to help us and put it all together in an easy to read document that I referenced again and again before we put our home on the market.
      Her advice was right on the mark. We received an offer for full value after the first open house and eventually sold the house above asking price. Casey has an excellent eye for both details and the big picture. This is true inside the house when it comes to decorating it and getting it ready for the open house as well as with the financial and legal details. We had planned a trip abroad long before we decided to put our house on the market. With Casey, we didn’t have to change our trip. She handled all the details and we finalized the deal from vacation in Europe. Casey promptly returned all my phone calls and was helpful every step of the way. Casey is someone you can trust with your life savings. 
    • Scott Seligman: Casey handled me coming and going! She listened carefully and patiently to my requirements and found me a nearly perfect apartment through a winning combination of patience and perseverance. Then she told me exactly what I needed to do to sell my old unit – and damned if she wasn’t right on the money! But it doesn’t stop there…when it’s time for renovations, and who do you suppose is at the ready with the names of architects, contractors, painters and plumbers? Casey is all about full service – backed by knowledge and determination. What more could you ask for?
    • Gregory Pappas: I worked with Casey Aboulafia during the spring and summer of 2005 when she served as the agent to help me sell my home in Cleveland Park, DC and buy a new one in Mount Pleasant, DC. I give Casey the highest rating for her work with me. She was completely honest and very hard working at each step of this very complex set of transactions. Casey is extremely knowledgeable about all the mechanics and legal aspects of the sales process. She was also a wonderful resource on the many related aspects: mortgage, moving, repairs. During this period of major change in my life I was also traveling heavily for work, internationally. Casey was able to keep track of my whereabouts — across the globe — and kept the process moving, and kept me feeling confident and secure about the process. This is the mark of a true professional. Casey excels in what ever she does. I was Casey’s supervisor at her job before she entered the real estate profession. She worked as a statistician for me on a variety of complex projects. Casey displayed the same outstanding level of professionalism and attention in that job as she did in my sale and purchase. Casey is also a pleasure work with; Casey is fun. I recommend her most highly and without reservation.
    • Nathan and Anne Wisecarver: We were so lucky to have Casey as our real estate agent. My wife and I almost made the worst decision we could have made in regards to selling our condo in Falls Church in the summer of 2004; we were thinking we could do it ourselves. I mean the commission seemed a lot in dollar terms! Who was I kidding? Casey’s knowledge and tenacity made it easy for us to feel comfortable about making major decisions. I didn’t realize the myriad of i’s to dot and t’s to cross in real estate. Casey did all that with professionalism and poise. We were so pleased with the results. We had 16 contracts on our condo. We sold it for about $40k over our asking price, well over the cost of commission, plus over $20k more. The next closest comp a few doors away sold the month prior for $25k less than what Casey got for our place! The woman who bought our home was so pleased with Casey that she took the time to write her a thank you note. Of course, we used Casey to buy a townhouse in Burke. We’ve lived here for less than a month, and we love it. Last week I got some mail that had the price we bought our home for along with 5 other recently bought Burke townhouses. Our new home was the least priced townhouse of the 6 even though we have one extra full bath and we are an end unit. How’d we find this place? Casey was pouring over the real estate listings late Saturday night and found it! There wasn’t a two-day time period that went by over a couple month period that we did not talk to Casey. She was extremely thorough and took the time to find exactly what we wanted. The bottom line is we trust her. Contact us if you want to hear more details on how Casey helped us so much.
    • Matt Schnieder: Casey is great. She masterfully handled my DuPont Circle condo sale, while I was in London and I never once had to come back into the country. It could not have asked for better service or a better result.
    • Deniz and Ilker H. Yoney: We would unhesitatingly recommend Casey’s services. She made our selling experience easy and hassle free while also securing an above-market price for our condominium. In addition to being a very competent and knowledgeable professional, looking out for the best interest of her clients, she is also friendly and understanding. Should we ever consider buying or selling another property, we will turn to her for assistance.

Buyers

    • Bre and Michael HeslinCasey exceeded all of our expectations and made the process incredibly fun and special for me and my husband. We were first-time home buyers and we were living in California while trying to buy a home in DC so our situation was a bit challenging and we felt so lucky to find someone like Casey to partner with us from beginning to end.
           We met Casey when we wandered into an open house and immediately connected with her. We told her that we were in the very early stages of the process—just looking—and she offered to take us on a marathon driving tour of DC the next time we were in town. From that day forward she was a wealth of knowledge and honest about her observations when we would see houses.  From beginning to end Casey was respectful of our requests and decisions; extremely responsive (via email, text, and phone); very supportive but never once pushy; and she always gave us space to make a decision on our own. When asked, she’d always provide very candid advice and input and we always felt like she had our best interest in mind. During negotiation, Casey helped us think about all the levers we could use and when we were going back and forth with our owner she helped us understand what his different responses might mean so we could carefully craft a counter. Without ever telling us exactly what to do, she helped us feel confident and informed in our own decisions. 
           We were also impressed with her high-touch follow-through to the end. She made sure we met all deadlines, submitted forms to the right people, came with us to inspections, closings, and final walk-throughs—always making sure we were asking the right questions and understanding every step of the process. In addition to helping us find a home that met all our needs, she connected us with useful resources (multiple mortgage brokers to shop around, inspectors, etc.) and since we weren’t from the area it was great to know that we were in trusted hands.
           I’m sure buying a home can be very stressful but we never felt that way with Casey. She became a true trusted advisor and we’ll be calling her again next time around.
    • Stephanie Hines: As usual, Casey was great. She listened to our needs and helped us find our dream home on the first day we went looking. I’ve bought/sold on four different occasions with Casey and wouldn’t think about using someone else or try doing it myself. She knows the real estate business and put in the time and effort to get us the best deal possible. Casey is very easy to work with and I recommend her for anyone looking in NOVA, DC, or MD. 
    • Nathan Wisecarver: Working with Casey was fantastic! We purchased a wonderful home and she made it easy. She quickly earned my total trust and throughout the process confirmed her professionalism and impressed me. I’ve bought/sold several homes over the years, but by far this transaction was the largest and the smoothest. I highly recommend working with Casey to buy/sell your home. 
    • Kris Mangor: Finding a new home in DC felt a bit overwhelming – so many areas and neighborhoods and it was difficult to know which one would be right for me. Casey suggested I reconsider taking a look at a home I had discarded from my list – and this ended up being the place I purchased! Casey provided experience and insight in finding me the perfect home. I really felt like I had someone championing me in a process I don’t know much about. It was definitely appreciated
    • Morgan and Elana Stair: This is our second home that we have purchased with Casey and she has been fantastic both times. She really listened to what we wanted and found homes with our needs in mind. She was able to help us identify homes that were up to our standards and at the same time within our budget. She also works very hard. She is willing to visit homes around your schedule and is extremely responsive. In fact, because we trusted her opinion and expertise so much, we even bought our second home sight unseen. However, because Casey did see it on our behalf we felt like we had seen it too. We couldn’t be happier with her and our choice. It was the perfect house for us, and we would highly recommend Casey to anybody buying a home or condo.
    • Ben Philips and Gabby Bergmann:  Casey was recommended to us by a friend, and we recommend her without hesitation. As first-time home buyers in DC, we wanted someone we could trust, who understood what we were looking for, and was looking out for our interests. Casey was all that and more. After three months of searching, when we finally found ”the place,” Casey’s insights and instincts helped our offer rise to the top in a competitive bid situation. Down to settlement, when she identified an overlooked $1300 discount, she always showed superior knowledge and attention to detail. Casey is a cool, smart, patient, perceptive and knowledgeable professional who was a joy to work with and helped us to find our perfect home.  
    • Ed Dunlea: Casey was great! What impressed me the most was that she really listened to what I wanted and didn’t rush me into anything that wasn’t worthwhile or above my price range. I would definitely recommend working with Casey!
    • Smythe AndersonAs a first-time home buyer, it was important to me to find an agent that not only understood the ins-and-outs of home buying, but would also be able to provide answers to the questions that I wasn’t experienced enough to ask. From the moment I met with her casually for a cup of coffee, it became clear to me that she was far more concerned about educating me and helping me make the right housing decision for myself than she was about closing a sale. Rather than immediately trying to narrow my search, Casey encouraged me to keep all choices on the table throughout the entire process. Once I had my heart set on a single building, she still took the time to show me other comparable units in the area to ensure that all options had been exhausted. Not only am I confident that she helped me find the best home, I know that she provided the best possible service from start to finish. Further, I’d say that Casey’s passion for real estate is both evident and contagious. As a young first-time buyer, the smooth and stress-free experience I had with Casey piqued my personal interest in real estate; should I ever outgrow my current living arrangement, I intend to maintain it as an investment, just as she has done herself. Without hesitation, I would recommend Casey Aboulafia to both personal and professional contacts in search of a new home.
    • Jacob Hughes:  Casey came recommend by a friend–what  a great recommendation.  She was on time for every appointment, prepared and focused on my home-search.  We looked at 25 houses and on the 25th one it happened, just like she said it would–“You will know when you find it” –and I did.  Thanks, Casey, for helping me find my first home!
    • Josh Levine and Katie Allen:  Casey was great – she was always available to answer a question, and was very helpful in narrowing what we were looking for at the beginning of the process.  After we found our place, she guided us through the whole process from the offer to insurance to closing to handyman recommendations.  She is very attentive and will do everything she can to make sure you’re happy during the whole process, not just the home search.  As an added bonus, when looking at houses you’ll get a first hand view of one of DC’s finest drivers in action!
    • Eun Mi Yu and Ralph Scott:  Casey Aboulafia was the best possible real estate agent we could ever have had!  She is a smart, patient, conscientious, hard-working, thoughtful and strategic person who applies all of her abilities and energy to the job.  She’s also a delightful person to work with!  And she gets results: she helped us find and navigate the somewhat tricky purchase of an amazing home for a wonderful price. Casey convinced us from the start to make a wide search, and consider neighborhoods and types of homes we initially hadn’t thought about.  In the end, our new home was in one of the new neighborhoods Casey had suggested a style, a rambler, which we had never considered before we saw it. We heard about Casey’s amazing patience from our neighbor who suggested her to us.  She talked him out of buying the 80th home she had shown him because she said it wasn’t right for him, and she eventually led him to an even better choice.  In our case, we tested her patience not with marathon home visits, but rather with pickier-than-usual requests – for example, our taste for homes that had not been overly-rehabbed.  She also recommended an excellent mortgage broker and settlement company that smoothed out some glitches related to the home being an estate sale. Casey pointed out plusses and minuses about homes that we didn’t see initially – a skill that clearly comes from her broad experience and knowledge.  She coached us on a good, sound strategy on making our offer and negotiating small changes in our purchase contract, helping us become the winning bidder in a four-offer battle.  We paid only the asking price, which truly was a bargain.  After we closed and moved in, she has continued to be extremely helpful with great tradesperson referrals, accommodating our fussiness about “green and healthy” solutions for lead paint stabilization, pest control and even floor refinishing.  We would recommend Casey to anyone looking for a home in the DC area!
    • Sean Clark: “Hi Casey, I’ve been in [my condo] for nearly two weeks now and have enjoyed making it feel like home (which it’s starting to). I think the people at Frager’s are starting to recognize me on sight, as I’m in there quite a bit picking up odds and ends as I think of them. The last step should be getting blinds put up. I love the neighborhood, too – it’s very friendly, and a place I can see staying in for a long time.  On that note, thanks so much for all your help during what I’m sure was at times an aggravating process. You were incredibly responsive, and always had answers at the ready. I knew I was in very good hands the whole time, and that made it all much easier. Thanks again, Casey, and I hope this finds you doing well!”
    • Shannon Yadsko: As a first-time home buyer, I didn’t know what to expect with the buying process. But Casey explained the whole process to me from start to finish, and made sure all my questions were answered at every point. She kept me informed about new listings that met my criteria and was readily available to take me to see properties, even before I started seriously looking. And when I did find my new condo, she worked with me to make sure I was getting a solid deal. I can’t imagine a more knowledgeable or accessible agent– Casey was just what I needed. She handled unexpected events quickly and painlessly, and made sure that the process ran smoothly. I was so glad to have her representing me through it all– it made a typically stressful process nearly stress-free. I have recommended Casey to many friends, and I can’t thank her enough for helping me find my new home.
    • Jennifer Segal: Being a first-time buyer I’m so glad I was working with Casey. She helped keep me organized through the entire process and was accommodating to my busy schedule. There wasn’t a single question I had to which she didn’t have an answer, or know exactly where to point me to find out. She knew all about the neighborhoods we visited and even details about the buildings-such as whether the people that live there are mostly owners or renters and which buildings allow pets. She patiently explained the benefits and drawbacks of condos vs. co-ops and helped me make sense of good faith estimates from lenders. She was always respectful of my budget and didn’t try to push me into anything beyond my financial means. She had suggestions for lenders, home inspectors and movers and I was very happy with all of her recommendations. She was super-responsive to every little concern – no matter how mundane or naïve my question! And when the situation called for rapid action, Casey made sure we got it done – from being available on just a few hours’ notice to write an offer to scheduling the inspection and settlement within tight deadlines and at times that would be the most convenient to me. She was always honest and forthright with me, letting me know whenever she had concerns throughout the process, but remaining calm and in control of the situation – helping alleviate my own stress!  I heard it was hard to buy property, but working with Casey makes it easy. I believe I’ll be in my new property for a while, but when it’s time to move I have no doubt that I’ll be a repeat client. Thanks, Casey!
    • Erica Herberg: My home search was like a long-term hobby for me, and I was so happy to have Casey at my side. I began my intermittent search in November 2004 and finally bought a house in August 2007! I am so excited about my new home, but also a bit sad that the long search is finally over; it was a lot of fun! Casey really had her hands full with me and she never once made me feel like I was wasting her time and she never showed any frustration with my excessive indecisiveness! For the longest time I was unsure of what I wanted, what I was willing to spend, what neighborhood I preferred, even whether I was looking for a condo or a house. I can’t tell you how many places we looked at together. I really know this city well now, and the Curious George in me will miss visiting all of the wonderful homes in this city! Casey was great to work with and she really knows her stuff. I knew I could turn to her with any of my questions no matter how bizarre I thought they may be. She was so responsive to me I felt like she was working just with me. A good friend had recommended Casey to me (so thankful for that!) and I have recommended Casey to many of my friends and will continue to do so. I really can’t say enough about her.
    • Scott and Nicole Hughes: Casey, where do we begin? We owe you a hundred “thank yous.” Thank you for finding us this amazing home, thank you for giving the best advice, thank you for your friendship throughout the entire process. We were a bit intimidated by the whole “home search” at first, but quickly learned that we’d be just fine as long as we had you on our side! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! We’ll certainly keep in touch and will definitely recommend you to all of our friends! 
    • King Chau and Jennifer Camden: As first-time home buyers, my fiancée and I had a lot of anxiety and general distrust of realtors, thinking they were just out for their commission. A previous buyer’s agent we worked with only reinforced our feelings. Working with Casey, our fears were laid to rest. She was professional and extremely knowledgeable. She could answer most of our questions on the spot or got right back with us within a short amount of time. She knew the neighborhoods we visited and gave us a lot of important information about each one. She was extremely patient while we took our time deciding between the dozens of places we looked at. At no point did we feel pressured to do anything. She gave us good advice and different perspectives that only a highly qualified real estate agent like Casey could give. She was extremely friendly and we really feel like she was our friend rather than our buyer’s agent. We are extremely happy with the place we bought. I highly recommend her to anyone who would like the best real estate agent in town. 
    • Lindsay Harrison: I strongly recommend that anyone looking for a house work with Casey. She is an excellent agent – she listened to my needs and desires and was a great advocate and advisor. She clearly adapted to my specific needs – she spent lots of time finding properties specific to me and picked out the perfect mix of homes to show me. Most importantly, she was incredibly honest with me about properties and neighborhoods and wasn’t just going for a quick sale. Instead, she really wanted me to take my time and find the house that best suited my needs, desires, and budget. As a first time home buyer, I really valued her patience and willingness to answer any and all questions about the process. Even after I was all moved in, she continued to check in with me and provided excellent references for my home-owning needs (e.g., plumber, locksmith, etc.). If you have questions about working with Casey or want a more in-depth reference, feel free to e-mail me at lchesq@hotmail.com.
    • Jenny Sullivan: It was an absolute delight working with you. Your website really is truth in advertising–you did everything you said you’d do and more, and I couldn’t be happier about my new home. I was expecting the whole condo-buying experience to be so much more stressful and tough to navigate, but things couldn’t’ have gone more smoothly. I hope you stick with the real estate business so that we can work together again in a few years when Alex and I outgrow Cathedral Court. 
    • Adrienne Shaw and Matthew Hersey: We have been racking our brains since our closing last week trying to think of something that Casey can improve on regarding how she handled us as clients…and thankfully…we cannot think of a thing. Casey Aboulafia was a pleasure to work with from the first email she sent us to the moment she dropped us off at our new home the day of our settlement. We were highly nervous first home buyers in Washington, DC and Casey offered an endless supply of knowledge. Casey makes it a top priority to stay current on market changes and real estate practices. Any question, from the silliest to the most important was answered by Casey promptly and thoroughly- not only about the home search but the mortgage process as well. She even made herself available for contact during her vacation! She calmed our nerves when we were needlessly worried, and she alerted us to things that might need a bit more of our attention. We cannot say enough about how much she advocated on our behalf, and it did not surprise us in the least to find out that Casey volunteers her services to a non-profit agency in Adams Morgan that helps marginalized groups with home ownership issues. We are Casey converts and will recommend her to everyone we know.
    • Joanne Cosiol: I just wanted to formally thank Casey for everything she did in connection with the purchase of my first home! Casey is an exceptional realtor and the consummate professional. Not only does she know her business and the area, but she also gives generously of her time, her knowledge and herself. Casey showed me countless houses and listened to what I wanted, rather than trying to pressure me and steer me in a direction that would benefit her in some way but that I would later regret. For a first time buyer, this patience and understanding were invaluable. In the end, I am thrilled with the home that I purchased. I know that my relationship with Casey is not over, because I have no doubt that she will be a fantastic resource for contractors, electricians and the like that I may need in the future. If I ever decide to sell, I only hope that Casey would represent me! Overall, I was very pleased with my experience and wholeheartedly recommend Casey to others. Thanks again, Casey! 
    • Jenny and Erik Petzel: Casey made buying our first home as exciting and enjoyable as we always thought it would be. From the introductory meeting to settlement, Casey was thorough and hard working in achieving great results for us. Listening to our desires, Casey helped us find our dream condo in NW DC and negotiated a great price. Enjoyable and easy to work with, we’ll be referring her services to others in the future. 
    • Jayne Nochumowitz: I was totally expecting my search for a new condo to be completely overwhelming, but I was so wrong! From the moment I first spoke with Casey she made me feel so confident that we would find something perfect for me – who knew it would be on the first day! Casey asked me some questions about myself and about what I was looking for in a new home. That same day she comprised an entire list of available apartments that she thought I would like. Casey was dead on. She knew what I was looking for and gave me numerous options within my price range. The first day we went to look at apartments I knew she had done her homework. Not only did she know about the units she was showing, but she was also quick to point out neighborhood restaurants and local hang-outs. By late in the afternoon of the very first day of our search we had found the apartment that was perfect for me.  Since that day Casey has remained involved in transition from my old home to my new one, even reminding me to transfer utilities and schedule a mover. I would highly recommend Casey Aboulafia to anyone looking to buy a new home. I could not have been more satisfied with my experience!
    • Joshua Yospyn: Casey will be my realtor for life. As a first-time home buyer, I wanted someone with experience who knows more about DC than I do. Also someone accessible who I can trust. Casey fit this mold and never pressured me. She’s a smart cookie with lots of common sense. I recommend her to anyone buying a home, including my friends and family!
    • Frank Desarbo: I’d have to say that my house hunting and buying experience was extremely pleasant with Casey as my real estate agent. Since our first meeting I really felt that she was listening to me and what my needs were and did not waste any time in showing me what my options were in my price range. At no time did I feel pressured during my search, even when I found the right place. She was very patient with all my questions and when she could not answer them she found the right person that could. My home buying experience was pleasant and down right enjoyable! I would highly recommend Casey to anyone searching for a real estate agent.
    • Casey Parker: Casey Aboulafia was such a great real estate agent to work with. She listened to everything I was looking for and helped me find it within a week! Not only did she know all of the physical attributes of every neighborhood in the city (main streets, schools, parks, stores, restaurants, etc.), but she also shared with me the history of each neighborhood, what future projects were planned there, and what she foresaw as the future of the neighborhood. I’ve already recommended her to a friend.
    • Jackie Mattern: Casey’s assistance during the entire home-buying process was invaluable. I was continually impressed by her expertise, customer service, dedication and persistence in helping me find and purchase my apartment. I couldn’t have had a better experience as a first time home buyer.
    • Karla and Franck Bousquet: I am writing this letter to share the extreme satisfaction we have experienced working with Casey Aboulafia as our realtor. Casey is everything a good realtor should be and more – knowledgeable, friendly, patient, helpful, dedicated and very professional. From the moment we met Casey in May during a brief visit to DC, we were impressed by her willingness to go the extra mile to help us find our dream home. After spending just a few hours with us, she had a strong sense of our tastes, likes, and dislikes and assured us she would actively look for homes for us even though we were living abroad in France. Casey followed up by sending us new listings almost daily via email and even took her own camera to photograph the interiors of homes we were interested in. When we returned in July, we visited the top homes that Casey had selected and immediately made an offer, which was accepted.
      Beyond the standard work of helping us get all our paperwork completed, Casey helped us to find a good attorney, locate a mortgage broker willing to work with co-ops, hire a home inspector, and gave us numerous tips for additional work that would be needed in the house. She even was gracious enough to send me catalogs of children furniture since she knew I wanted to buy my daughter a new bedroom set once we arrived in the US. Both my husband and I will wholeheartedly recommend Casey to all our friends and associates since she did such an outstanding job in helping us to locate the perfect home and complete the transaction in record time. Please do not hesitate to contact me as a reference for Casey if you have any further questions – my phone number is (202) 244-0263. 
    • Stephen Niman: We met with Casey after searching in vain with another realtor. Casey not only educated us on the process, but educated us on the neighborhoods, finances and everything. Within a month, we found the perfect place, and we got it for the asking price. We were not only happy with Casey but the whole Long & Foster package. Nine months after we moved in, I was on the phone to Casey telling her that we were even happier with the house and neighborhood than the day we first moved in!
    • Nick Basco: In the fast-paced stressful situation that can be Washington DC real estate, it is comforting to have such a knowledgeable and calming agent on my side. Casey Aboulafia has been a highly resourceful agent throughout this process, accommodating to our limited schedule with proficient knowledge of the community. My first reaction to the market was concern but was quickly comforted by Casey’s ability to find what I was looking for at multiple properties. I would highly recommend Casey Aboulafia to anyone looking for a well-informed agent who will make the process of buying simple and hassle-free. I would not have been successful in finding such a great condo without her help.

Investors

    • Casey and Mike Roscoe:  I just purchased my third piece of real estate with Casey. My first was 10 years ago when I bought my first condo. She was wonderful. Years later, after I was married she helped us buy our home in Great Falls, VA. 6 years have passed and just last week she helped me buy my first investment property. Casey is thorough, patient, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I have recommended her to friends and am happy to recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent. 
    • Karla and Franck Bousquet:  Casey is an experienced realtor who helped us with the recent purchase (short sale) of a condo that we will use as an investment property.  Without Casey’s expert counsel, we would have never finalized the sale.  Her perseverance and diplomacy helped us secure a great property at a great price, and in half the time it would normally take for this type of transaction.
    • Emily Horgan and John Sottong:  John and I appreciate everything you have done for us over the past months, and we are so glad that the house we ended up getting had “Casey” input!  You must have infused the place with good karma so the house eventually came back to us. 🙂 Seriously, you helped make the whole process such fun and we appreciated your steadfast determination to get us into all those houses, hiking up a bunch of stairs 9 months pregnant in full DC swamp heat etc. We don’t know how you do it, but you’re a total starbar. Tony too was fab, stepping in and dealing with all our stuff while you were on maternity leave. You both made it all so easy. In doing a 203k renovation, everyone expected it to be a challenge.  With your and Tony’s help, we breezed through the process. You both helped us stay focused on finding a house that met our needs and taught us early on to stay on top of things, scrutinize the details, never make assumptions, and ask the right questions. Thank you so much.  We’re excited to get started on the renovations and would love to show you the house anytime – before, during and after its done. Just say the word!! We will definitely keep you posted.  Heaps of thanks again, we can’t wait to have a glass of wine with you in the new house. 🙂  Lots of love, E+J
    • Kurt Wisecarver: I highly recommend Casey Aboulafia as a realtor. I recently used her to find an investment property for me that had many constraints. I was doing a Starker property 1031 tax deferred exchange with many demanding parameters, i.e., limited time to identify and close, constrained money parameters. And I was dealing with an exchange facilitator on the other side of the country. Casey spent significant time developing an appropriate list of properties in DC, VA and MD and arranged to show them to me. I ended up with a property that is perfect for my needs. I even got the first place that we put an offer on, and there were six other competing bids. Even after the deal closed, Casey gave me a nice gift of flowers and planters to help the place look good to rent better. She also directed me to much needed sources of information for rental forms, tenant credit checks etc., which was a big help. She really made the whole experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.
    • …and me! I have invested in multiple properties that I currently rent, so I have that personal experience you are looking for.

Agents

    • McWilliams Ballard: You are one of THE best listing agents I have ever worked with. You are responsive…your website is super informative…so is your listing in MRIS & the unit is also well equipped with information & details….they always are.
    • Bill Hounshell from ReMax: Dear Holly [managing broker], Just a quick note to say that Casey Aboulafia presented an exceptional contract on my listing at 1816 New Hampshire. . .I was impressed with her professionalism and thoroughness.
    • Catherine Hilke: “Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wisecarver, I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to visit your home yesterday. You have a beautiful home and your agent was extremely helpful and informative. She really took the time to explain all of the features about the condo so well, and I could really envision myself here. I particularly love the beautiful open living room and the grounds. I work downtown in a crazy office so the openness of the living area and the ability to go for a quiet walk at the end of the day will be a welcome respite. Thank you so much for considering my offer and good luck with your new home!”