“I bought a home in 2012 with the Gillies Team and had such a great experience when it came time to sell the home they were the only ones I contacted and they did not disappoint. If I’m ever back in the area and looking to buy a home they’ll be the first people I call.”
— Kirby and Stella Mills

“An outstanding experience all-around! The Gillies Team exceeded our expectations in every aspect of selling our house. We live in Dubai, which presented a whole set of unique challenges including: Powers of Attorney, coordinating with multiple contractors, working around renovation schedules. I never had to wait for information and the information that I received was thorough, clear, concise, and professional. They also made me feel like I was in the lead of this process. None of the complex aspects of doing business 8-time zones away came back to us, they just took care of everything! Our house sold after only being on the market for a few days and we received a full-price offer. The recommendations I got from Cindy and Mike all proved themselves to be effective. Things could not have been smoother for us. I hope my recommendation will encourage others to trust and use The Gillies Team for buying or selling their homes. I was lucky enough to find them using a Zillow Search. When I reached out to them via the website, I heard back from them almost immediately. They were positive and nice in the beginning and that continued through the entire transaction. I’m so very grateful to have had them in my corner. I fully endorse Mike and Cindy Gillies and the rest of their team and hope you will choose them for your own unique needs.”
— Sean and Lori Riordan

“I did not know Dale Brandon from Adam. I signed up on Dale Brandon’s webpage after reading good reviews online, and I then proceeded to search freely for houses on his site for approximately nine months. All the while, I ignored Dale’s emails, text messages, and phone calls for additional information and notices of open houses, etc. Thankfully, Dale never gave up and was quite persistent in offering his help and services. Over the course of nine months, I found only two houses that interested me. You see, I had a very particular aesthetic in mind and was seeking a property in Virginia horse and wine country that was still fairly commutable to the District of Columbia. About five months into my search, the first house that I liked sold while I was out of town for an extended period of time due to the death of my father. Finally, after nine months of ignoring Dale, I texted him one night after hours about a second house that I wanted to see in person. I really expected him not to respond at all—I mean, reader, I had ignored every single message from him to that date. Much to my surprise, he responded immediately that night stating we should see the property the very next day. I had to work the next day, but he agreed to meet me after working hours at 8 p.m. When I saw the property, I knew immediately that it was “my” house. After searching and searching, I had a good idea of what I wanted but, as a first time buyer, I really had no clue on how to buy a home or deciding whether that particular property was even a good fit for me. I could tell right away that Dale had my best interests at heart. Dale explained the home buying process clearly and pointed out things in the home that were good and bad. He was overly detailed in everything, which made me feel at ease being a first time buyer. As an attorney, I asked lots of questions and, sometimes, I would ask the same question multiple times in different ways. Dale was always patient, and he gave concise, consistent answers. The breadth of Dale’s knowledge of the Virginia real estate market is clear. Dale is not some rookie agent that sells real estate as a side job—Dale is the real deal, and I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with him. I tend to believe that Dale represents the good part of the homebuyer experience that is rarely heard in today’s real estate market. I almost felt bad that Dale spent so much time on my first home when I am sure other purchases/sales would have provided a much larger commission. Regardless, he treated me as if I was his only client and his most important client. I ultimately put in an offer on the house the day after our walkthrough. Although the purchase did not go as smoothly as we had both hoped (none of which was Dale’s fault), Dale was there each step of the way. Dale even admitted that we were facing very unique issues with the purchase. I really believe other realtors would have just given up when things got rough or said let’s find another house. Dale was always reassuring and helpful but also very cautious about the things that we could not control. Dale did not rest though until every single issue was taken care of to his liking. Importantly, Dale was always available for my questions (and paranoia). He would let me know when he was going to be unreachable and always still found a way to communicate with me. I was most impressed at how Dale often worked on my purchase late at night—he would email me at midnight, and even offered to drive multiple towns over to pick up the signed contract from the other realtor, who was having technology problems. I believe the other realtor even had Dale speak directly with her client about something. In this transaction, Dale really did all the work for both sides, but I knew he always had my back. Since I couldn’t sleep through the process anyway, he would often provide me with an update late at night either by email or phone, which I greatly appreciated. Long story short, I got my dream home, but it was not easy. Dale fought like crazy to make it happen and I am eternally grateful. Incidentally, Dale’s charming wife was with him during my first walkthrough. I felt instantly connected to them both. You can just tell they are good people. Dale’s wife, having worked in banking for many years, even helped me understand various loan documents and the nuances of my various loan offers. This is/was clearly above and beyond Dale’s call of duty as my realtor. She helped me because she is a kind person and could see that her knowledge would be useful. I lost my father during my nine month home search; my mom had passed away four years before that. In a lot of ways, Dale and his wife unwittingly were my parental figures during this process. Now, even eight months after my home purchase, Dale still calls and texts periodically to see how everything is going . I highly recommend Dale for your real estate needs.”
— Bobby Conner

“We picked the Gillies Team after interviewing two other agents. We knew another family who used them for a sale, and were very impressed. We were not disappointed with the level of effort, and the professional effort that Cindy, Mike, and Michael all put into getting our house ready for sale, and then sold. We were never given any false expectations. The market research and analysis that they provided up front, and then regularly updated, was helpful in expectation management. We were under contract in six weeks at a time when properties were not moving very quickly. Their combined skills in bringing the offer to a contract and then to closing was, in a word, superior. They kept us informed at each step in the process without being intrusive. When there was something we did not understand, they were quick to explain. Following their advice, we got a great price. Last but not least, closing with their assistance was as smooth as silk. We had just experienced a rocky time two months before when we closed on our new home, so this one was an unexpected pleasure. We give them our highest and strongest recommendation.”
— Tom and Dorie Damisch

“The Gillies Team was on top of the details of our listing from the very beginning. It was a complicated sale, and they continued to be out in front paving the way for a successful conclusion to the process. They understand the intricacies of real estate, and that knowledge serves the needs of their clients incredibly well. Their commitment to their clients and to seeing the process through is unmatched in my experience.”
— Bill and Brenda Simpson

“The Gillies Team was awesome to work with. As a Service Member serving overseas they were instrumental in making a home purchase 8572 miles away a simple and uncomplicated process. They did the one thing that most in sales do not do…..they LISTENED. They listened to my concerns, worries, needs and even the things I didn’t actually verbalized but knew I needed. I highly and enthusiastically recommend them for buyers and sellers..”
— Stephen & Valerie Guyton

“Michael Gillies was a very motivated agent. Even with the snow fall of Jan 2010 (and him stepping off a snow covered driveway into a ditch and sinking up to his waist in snow) he still had no complaints about house hunting with me. We managed to look at close to 100 houses in person and many more on paper. I usually do not refer people/businesses, but I would refer Michael to anyone I hear talking about buying or selling. He listened to what I wanted, what I wanted to spend and found exactly what I was looking for. It did not matter if it was a snow day for everyone else or a Saturday or Sunday, he was ALWAYS willing to assist me. He earned my business and respect. As a customer and as a friend.

2014 The Gillies team came through again and sold the same house they helped us purchase in 2010. They were just as great working with selling as they were when we bought it. They were dead on market value. The process went smoothly..”
— David & Julie Burks

“Not only did they help my family sell our house they also helped us purchase one. They had great knowledge and kept us informed the whole time. This is only the second time I purchased a home, so I’m no pro, but the first time we did the Realtor was not the greatest. This time we had a great experience.”
— Andrew Zarnowski

“We had a really fantastic experience with the Gillies Team. They helped us find a new home and sell the home we currently owned in an extremely short period of time. They were even able to handle all the paperwork digitally while we were out of country for three weeks! Everything went very smoothly and that is completely due to the knowledge and expertise of the Gillies Team. Although we hope to live in our new home for many years, we would definitely use the Gillies Team again for any future home buying/selling and we will happily refer people to them.”
— Renee Dalziel

“We were recommended to Michael and the Gilles Team from a friend and knew from day one that our choice was the best decision we made! Throughout the whole process Michael was extremely attentive to our every need. We had several changes to our want list and Michael was there to update our search list and point out specific homes and neighborhoods that he recommended. We didn’t feel pushed or rushed into anything at any point. Michael made sure we felt comfortable going into each offer and made sure we knew what we were getting into. Michael was also there after closing to help us get in contact with some local companies that could help with blinds windows, etc. We would recommend Michael and the Gilles to team to anyone!”
— David Sutton

“The Gillies turned out to be people that we could really trust as our advocates. They listened to what we needed, took us to every home we wanted to see and suggested others as well, and helped us every step of the way. They were extremely knowledgeable about the area and the whole real estate process, as well as helpful with many other questions we had regarding appraisals, inspections, home repairs, and HOA issues. We were out of town for the entire escrow period, and they stayed on top of everything, taking care of so many details and fighting our battles for us. We’ll definitely be calling them when it’s time to sell!”
— Renda Kiper

“The Gillies’ family was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and full of good ideas. Cindy’s recommendation to stage the house was the setup that allowed my house to sell with only 26 days on the market. Mike advised me on what was necessary to pass the home inspection process. Any questions I had were answered with intuitive retrospect and knowledge. I would highly recommend this family in all future real estate endeavors.”
— Joe Palermo

“Extremely competent and professional, cool, calm and committed during the entire process, with excellent follow-up..if you have a house to sell you want Cindy, Mike, and Michael working for you.”
— Roger Trott

“Excellent team to work with! Our house sold super fast and the whole process was easy due to their expert knowledge of the market. We would highly recommend The Gillies Team!”
— Susan Raymond

“We moved to Stafford from California. Michael spent every minute with us when we came out for our house hunting trip. He was amazing and we now live in our dream house! Michael is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and the Gillies Team! They know this area better than anyone and will work tirelessly to help buy or sell your home!”

“We moved to Stafford from California. Michael spent every minute with us when we came out for our house hunting trip. He was amazing and we now live in our dream house! Michael is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and the Gillies Team! They know this area better than anyone and will work tirelessly to help buy or sell your home!”
— Matt and Sunshine Vernon

“We were in a very specific situation, looking for a house from Switzerland. We came in contact with Michael, and this has been a more than wonderful experience. Michael went the extra mile for us (did I say mile? I mean many, many miles), gave us daily updates of what was and what came on the market fitted to our wishlist. Not knowing the US market, and being 4,000 miles away, it was extremely important to have an realtor that we could trust for the full 100%. Although more than 100% doesn’t exist, Michael still managed to exceed our expectations. We had several visits to the area, and Michael always took ample time to show us houses, and with lots of patience explained us the pros and cons. Earlier this year we made a purchase, and the handling of the purchase went very smooth, and even after closing Michael was still available to give us advice and help us when we needed help. Superlatives are not invented yet to describe the feeling of service, commitment and honesty we got from Michael. Big thank you!”
— Jan and Zana Van Hecke

“The Gillies Team, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to help us sell our home! We appreciate all your efforts and your outstanding customer service! Much love to you.”
— Shane, Sherri, Garrett, Marlea and Landrie Gilmore

“I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how pleased we were with The Gillies Team during the recent purchase of our new home. They were adamant professionals who were with us the entire way to ensure everything went smooth and efficiently. They were always there to answer any questions we had and gave us honest advice when we needed it. The Gillies Team was highly recommended to me by another Marine who had used them when he recently purchased his new home. I will certainly do the same with anyone I know that will be looking to purchase a home in the area.”
— Jules Thompson

“You all went far beyond your responsibilities to assist Nazir and me. Mike was especially helpful in being ‘on site’ to keep things moving at the very end. You guys are GREAT!!!…You all make a great team. Your caring and professionalism are unmatched in my dealings with real estate agents. If I have an occasion to get down your way, I would like to take a few minutes of your busy time to meet you in person and again say thanks for a job well done.”
— Hank May

“Gayle and I want to thank you very sincerely for your exceptionally kind and professional help as we went through our home buying experience. We went through this from the opposite coast…You were there through it all and you were our “friend” in Virginia. You have great people working there and we could not have asked for a better team to look out for us.”
— Steve & Gayle Suddreth

“Elaine and I wanted to thank you for all your outstanding service during the sale of our townhouse. You did an outstanding job during a time when the market was somewhat slow. The sale helped me move on time as I plan to move to San Antonio.”
— Randal LeBlanc

“Hi Cindy, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how happy my mom seems to be. What a relief to have sold her house so quickly. She doesn’t even realize the market that we are in…I can’t thank you enough for all your help and kindness in selling my mom’s house. My mother turns 80 years old this coming January and I think she is really happy in her life.”
— Robin O’Donnell – Real Estate Agent – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

“Thank you very much for the outstanding knowledge and expertise you provided with the sale of my Stafford home. Your extensive sales experience made the selling process quick and painless! Your comprehensive market analysis helped us to competitively price the house, and your property marketing expertise provided the house with extensive visibility that attracted potential buyers from around the VA metro area. Within two months of going on the market we had a contract on the house. Thank you again for your outstanding service, support, and wise advice.”
— Kathy Greene