After listing my house I received a full price contract in 2 weeks - very happy! Bernie recommended a contractor for minor repairs found during the home inspection and repairs were made in a timely manner and to satisfaction of buyers. I couldn't be happier with the entire process. Settlement held in 45 days from list date and all parties were pleased and on their way. Great job!
Bernie is the best agent I have ever worked with. His knowledge and negotiation skills are impeccable. He was always alert, responsive and attentive for my needs. I have used him as a buyer and seller agent, he was great at both aspects. He even help me gain a a full price offer on my home, which was a profit from a home I owned for only 14 months. ***Highly Recommended***
Bernie is that agent that you hear about but never seem to really find, EXCEPT I DID! He is current with technology and that is so important to finding a home, I used his website and was able to zero in on the 4 or 5 properties I wanted to see and he made the rest happen.
He is also great at presenting the pros and cons of any property to help you keep your own excitement from carrying you away.
His knowledge of the area was fantastic, and overall made our home buy experience, fast and even fun.
Bernie did a superb job of helping us find the right house in Dunkirk. After showing us a few properties, he knew what we were looking for and focused on that. We depended heavily on his experience and familiarity with local practices to guide us through the process. We were impressed with his knowledge of the local market. Once we found the house we wanted, he gave us good advice on negotiating a fair offer.
If you want to find the perfect house, and get the best deal possible, Bernie is your guy! He is a knowledgeable, highly professional, and very responsive realtor who has established a network of resources that will get you from house-hunting to closing with ease. We highly recommend Bernie to anyone who insists on fair, honest service and exceptional client support.
Bernie is a truly excellent, highly knowledgeable, and experienced real estate agent. We feel very fortunate that we were able to work with him during our recent home search and purchase! He listened clearly to what we wanted, as well as what we felt we could handle, and helped us analyze that against what he knew the market was offering at the time to help shape and refine our search. Throughout our search Bernie was responsive to all questions, proactive in acquiring information about properties, making arrangements to view them, and generally informative and helpful all along the way. He moved like lightening when timing was of the essence to get in an offer and worked to facilitate favorable closing terms for us. Throughout our experience, we came to know what a great person he is to work with, easy to talk to, a sense of humor and way of keeping things in perspective through all the ups and downs that often come with searching for that new home. We would definitely turn to Bernie again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of an agent in southern Maryland especially or elsewhere.
Bernie helped me buy my first home. I cannot imagine going through this process with any other agent, and I never plan to. Bernie was there for us, answering every single question we had, at any time of the day. There were many times that I would email him late in the evening, and Bernie would respond within minutes. He worked extremely hard to find us a great home in our price range, negotiate with the sellers, and get us the absolute best possible deal. We really made out better than we dreamed! He worked with our schedules to show us homes and to schedule our closing. Bernie took every question and concern I had seriously, and never failed to translate real estate jargon into something anyone could understand. Even now, 2 months after we settled on our home, I can still count on Bernie to answer my endless questions with patience, honesty, and guidance.
Bernie, just a quick note thanking you for ALL your help in finding us a home. Thank you for being patient even when dealing with Larry and our million questions and explaining everything to us in great detail. :-) We have learned a lot about the real estate market and are truly grateful to work with a professional in the field. We truly love our new home and look forward to our new life together in it. Thank you for everything!
Bernie got us more than we asked for when he sold our home! He sold our old home and helped us purchase our new home. We could not have asked for a smoother transaction. We wanted to sell fairly quickly and had a price in mind. Bernie negotiated a price $10,000 more than what we were originally hoping to get and sold the home in less than 3 weeks! On our new home, he also negotiated with the bank and got them to pay almost $2,000 more in closing costs for us than we expected. It is an understatement to say he went above and beyond and always took the time to respond to our questions. If you need a real estate agent who will go to bat for you and always keep you informed, Bernie is definitely your guy. Being referred to him was a blessing for our family to say the least.
My husband and I thought buying our first home, especially when the market was going crazy, was going to be very overwhelming. Luckily Bernie Alvey came highly recommended and choosing him to be our realtor was the best decision we could have made. He is not only experienced, but made the process easy by explaining everything to us. We never felt confused or left in the dark about anything. He even entertained my need to ask a million questions, haha. We were not only able to make informed decisions regarding our first home purchase but we felt the experience was very personal. I'm currently in a home I only dreamed of, in a safe neighborhood, with my kids in amazing school, and it's all thanks to Bernie really listening to what we wanted for our family. We will never do business with any other realtor!
Bernie is extremely knowledgeable about the Calvert County market. It was evident that he is an expert in his field. He was able to give sound advice which was based upon his market research. We felt that he really considered what was in our best interest. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area!
Working with Bernie when purchasing our first home was one of the best decisions we made. Not only does he have a great personality, he really listened to our wants and needs. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns that we had. He worked very hard to get us into our home when the odds were against us. We can honestly say we would not have our dream home today if it wasn't for Bernie's hard work and great people skills.
This has been a very exciting time for our family. Not only was this our first home buying experience, but we recently moved to Southern Maryland from Washington state. Bernie was more than helpful in answering all of our frantic calls and questions. He and the EXIT team did a tremendous job, not only on finding our family the perfect home, but also educating us on everything we needed to know that comes along with the home buying process. Bernie went out of his way to meet on our schedule and when it was convenient for us and the kids! I would recommend Bernie and the EXIT team in a heartbeat to anyone who needed a Realtor!
I met Bernie when I called a number I found on the internet to ask a question about short sales. Bernie was professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly honest. I was so impressed I asked Bernie to be my buyer's agent. I never regretted that choice Bernie is always available and does his best to make things work the way you want them to or better. Bernie’s vast knowledge base and experience where invaluable in my home buying process. Me and my wife both could not be more satisfied with the service provided to us by Bernie and would gladly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.
I would to thank you for your hard work on helping me purchase my home through Homes for Heroes. During the home purchasing process all my questions and needs where meet. I wasn't sure at first what Homes for Heroes could do for me but looking back now I couldn't have made my purchase without the programs and your help. Once again I would like to say thank you for all your hard work. No matter how late or little the request I had you were always there for me! I will continue to recommend you and Exit Landmark Reality for the outstanding service I received!
Words can't express how amazing Bernie is. For being a first time home buyer, we didn't know much so we found his name and gave him a call just to see if buying a house was even possible. From the start he was honest and gave his opinion which was very valuable and helpful. He won't waste your time on a house that he knows isn't for you and will answer every question you have even within the hour. From the call on we knew he was the one to get us our first home. He fights to get you the deal you want and even adds in surprises for you. Bernie should be the only realtor, because he truly cares for clients and is just a honest person, something you need when you are making that expensive and scary step to owning your home.
Bernie made looking and buying a house fun and easy, I was told by everyone that buying can be very stressful but it wasn't because of him. He answered all the questions I had which were a lot. I would use him again if we ever move. He is a great guy!
He was excellent! Highly recommended. He helped me and my wife locate our house at an excellent price. He knew what he was talking about when it came to phone conversation and telling me if they were even worth going to see.
Bernie is dedicated and extremely knowledgable. He made home buying easy and the paperwork painless. Any other Realtor would be a waste of time in comparison to Bernie. I'll always consult him with my home buying needs!
I met Bernie when I called a number I found on the internet to ask a question about short sales. Bernie was professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly HONEST. I was so impressed I asked Bernie to be my seller’s agent. I never regretted that choice. Bernie is always available and does his best to make things work the way you want them to or better. Bernie’s vast knowledge base and experience where invaluable in my home buying process. Me and my wife both could not be more satisfied with the service provided to us by Bernie and would gladly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home. He also has great programs for teachers (he gives back part of his commission to use for our closings costs) that no one else offered us!
We were extremely pleased with Bernie. He truly listened to what we wanted in a home, and did not waste our time with properties in which we would have no interest. Bernie had our best interests in mind when suggesting properties to view, and was quite knowledgeable about the homes in Southern Maryland. Bernie made the entire process of purchasing a home, from making the offer to closing, effortless on our part. We appreciated Bernie's honesty and dedication, and recommend him to anyone purchasing / selling a home; if we decide to purchase another home, we would undoubtedly use Bernie!