Bernie is that agent that you hear about but never seem to really find, EXCEPT I DID! He is current with technology that is so important to finding a home, I used his website and was able to zero in on the 4 or 5 properties in La Plata 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.
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!
Stephanie and John Scheungrab
My husband and I recently worked with Chris in processing our loan application. He was personable, extremely professional, highly proactive and very responsive to all our questions and needs! No question was left unanswered and his experience and knowledge of the process kept us moving forward without unnecessary delays to slow us down. We would highly recommend Chris and would happily turn to him if we find ourselves making a home purchase again! Buying a home is not the kind of thing most people do all the time and so the experience can feel new and uncertain at best. It was reassuring to have someone like Chris alongside us in this process!
Karen and Phil Parsons
Bernie is a truly excellent, highly knowledgeable, and experienced real estate agent. I 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. I would definitely turn to Bernie again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of an agent in southern Maryland especially or elsewhere.
Karen and Phil Parsons
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.
Chris is great, he helped out so much. He answered all my questions and made the process as stress free as possible. He was available whenever I had a question. I would definitely use him again!
Lindsay Weller Armstrong
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***
Chris made buying my house a breeze. He was easy to work with and got me the best rate! I have since recommended him to my mother and friend who were both extremely happy with his customer service. You can't go wrong using Chris!
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.
Robert and Lauren Olup
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!
Jeff and Christina Bell
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!
Larry and Pam Dutrow
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!
Brandi Elliott - Homes for Heroes Buyer
Bernie 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.
Felix and Shannon Borrero
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!
Lindsay Weller Armstrong
Chris was great to work with!! Chris explained every detail of the loan process to us locked us in with a great rate which wasn't easy considering our circumstances one of us had great credit lower income the other not so great credit but decent income. Chris did the impossible in a short period of time. We were on a deadline to be our new home before our wedding in June. The time frame in which we put a contract on a house and went to settlement was three weeks. We are very happy with the service and expertise that Chris provided us. We would definitely recommend his services!