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Michael was amazing to work with!! He was incredibly responsive, insightful, helpful, and professional throughout our recent purchase. He is very knowledgeable of the local market and was extremely supportive. He helped navigate the myriads of choices and considerations through the many complex steps in the buying process.

Over the years, we have bought and sold a number of places and have interacted with many realtors. We can honestly say Michael is exceptional when it comes to his client support. He is enjoyable to work with and was incredibly avaliable. He made us feel as though we were his only or most important client, even though we know he was super busy.

We trusted him implicitly from the onset, as he demonstrates high integrity and ethics. For us, this was incredibly important, as we were new to the local market and purchasing a home is such a major undertaking. Michael helped us strategize our offer to secure the house we wanted despite a number of competing offers. He truly went above and beyond to answer our questions and concerns.

In addition to being such a great guy to work with, he is also an expert in all things mid-century modern, and can provide amazing insights and context in this unique part of the market.

We are so glad we found Michael and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

–Jack and Jennifer, buyers

“Michael’s appreciation and deep understanding of mid-century modern architecture and its place in the world of design are what brought him to our notice.  His keen analytical skills and business acumen are what allowed us to make a winning offer on a beautiful Goodman home that we are still enjoying.  He has an amazing set of connections in both the real estate market as well as the architectural community.”

–John and Charlotte, buyers

“Michael demonstrated a high level of professionalism, knowledge, and patience while helping me find the right home for my family. If and when I seek to sell and make another purchase in the DMV, Michael will be my first call.”

–Justin, buyer

“If not for your creative, outside the box thinking on the offer, this would never have happened!!! Seriously, great work. Your deep experience, network and ability to see the business/investment side is a huge asset for your clients.”

–Anne and Adam, buyers and sellers

“When it came to selling my mother’s mid-century house, we did not know what to do or how to price it.  Michael was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and responsive.  He made a difficult process so much easier.  If  you are buying or selling a mid-century modern house in the DC area, he is your man. I recommend him enthusiastically.”

–Debra, seller

“As a first-time home buyer I could not be more satisfied with the service that Michael Shapiro provided throughout the entire process. I also found his blog to be a very useful resource.”

–Philip, buyer

“We’ve long been fans of Mike’s blog on mid-century homes, and no other agent can match his deep experience and appreciation for these homes. When Mike sold our mid-century gem, his research into its architectural history and his tailored marketing strategy undoubtedly went a long way to a quick sale at full price.”

–James and Shimica, sellers

“Before we sold my late mother’s house, we spoke to knowledgeable agents and appraisers. In a little more than a month on the market, Michael, by effectively marketing to home buyers interested the house’s mid-mod character, was able to bring in offers that were 10% to 15% above what the local market experts thought we should be asking. Michael’s enthusiasm and knowledge of mid-century modern is communicated to the buyers, and they get it.”

–Jim, seller

“We were recommended to Mike by family when we were re-located to Andrews AFB and the DC area from Tampa.  We had a very limited time frame to not only purchase a house in an area that we were otherwise very unfamiliar with, but do so from another state.  From our first communication over the phone with Michael, he made us feel at ease.  He gladly took us on as clients even though our housing interests strayed from his passion of mid century modern architecture.  He listened attentively as we formulated our needs and desires for our future home and directed us to potential homes to be toured when we visited the area.  As inexperienced home buyers, he was patient as we asked a million questions and checked various resources to ensure we were making the best decision.  He walked us through all of the minute details with clarity and expertise. His calm and easy going demeanor allowed us to feel comfortable in the process despite doing everything from a different state. We are grateful to have been connected with Michael. He is truly an expert in his field and a gem in the DC real state world.  Working with him just made the whole house buying process seamless!”

–Caitlin and Cory, buyers

“It’s been great working with you, honestly. Because of what we do, Bill and I are both super-picky about client service work, and we can’t think of a single thing we would have changed about our experience with you. We teach a customer service class in Annapolis…and I have a feeling we will be discussing you next class:).”

–Erin and Bill, buyers