John and Kathy F.
We met Wendy Santantonio at an open house shortly after moving to Old Town Alexandria. It turned out to be our lucky day! Despite being committed to a rental lease for the next several months, Wendy reached out to us and continued to keep in touch with us until we decided to begin to look for a property to purchase. By this time Wendy was familiar with our wants, needs, and budget. Keeping these things in mind she was able to find us the ideal property within 2 weeks of starting our search. She then seamlessly guided us through the closing process. It would be an understatement to say she exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Wendy!
Katie & Ralph P.
Personable. Communicative. Knowledgeable. I could go on and on, but these would be my top three adjectives to describe Wendy. Wendy helped my husband, two-and-a-half year old son, and newborn daughter find our perfect home in under two weeks, and the process went flawlessly.
Wendy came recommended to my husband and I for our house-hunting needs via a coworker who has worked with Wendy on many separate occasions. The instant we connected on the phone, I knew she was going to be great to work with. She’s the type of person you feel like you’ve known your entire life the minute you strike up a conversation.
Throughout the entire house-hunting and purchasing process, Wendy stayed in constant communication with us either via email, text, or phone. We never had to guess about the state of where we were in the process or if we’d be able to get a hold of Wendy. She always had us looped in so we were in the know.
Wendy helped us navigate purchasing a house in a neighborhood we were unfamiliar with in and also in a state we had never done real estate business in before. Based on what she knew of us, she was able to vector in on where we should be looking. And once the actual purchase started to take place, Wendy made it very easy for us to know where we were in the process. Always.
I had the good fortune to work with Wendy Santantonio on the renovation and sale of my house in Fairfax. It needed a lot of work, and Wendy managed that process from start to finish. She made suggestions as to what I needed to do to the house, but made it clear that it was up to me to make the decisions, and was really helpful when I needed to prioritize to stay within budget. Her organizational skills are outstanding; she identified contractors, arranged and reviewed bids, scheduled the many moving parts of the renovation process, and oversaw the whole complex operation. She was also an invaluable source of moral support and troubleshooting ideas when the inevitable glitches arose; her calmness, cheerfulness, and practical approach stood between me and hysteria more than once! The renovations turned a house with a very lived-in look into a showpiece, thanks to Wendy's exceptional taste and eye for design. Once the renovations were complete, she developed a step-by-step marketing plan and produced stunning marketing materials. The house was on the market for five days, I received five offers, and the house sold for $25,000 over asking price. She then managed the closing process, providing me with a schedule of every step and my responsibilities along the way. That process went off without a hitch, thanks to Wendy's superior professionalism and expertise. When I'm ready to take on home ownership again, I will not even think of working with anyone except Wendy.
Lauren and Stu S.
We worked with Wendy at the end of this summer to sell our condo in Arlington. She helped us buy our home in Old Town and it was such a great experience, so it was a no-brainer to work with her again to sell our condo. She had great recommendations for paint colors and staging and our unit sold very quickly. Her marketing materials and promotion of our condo were amazing. The photography was also top-notch, making it a very appealing listing on the various online home sites. We couldn't have been happier working with Wendy for a second time and our condo unit was under contract within a week of hitting the market. Thank you, Wendy!
Travis R. and Deblina B.
Wendy drove our home buying process from start to finish. As first home buyers, she guided us step by step and made sure we fully understood the process. What made us feel so at ease with Wendy was that she is both professional and personal. From helping us close on our home within 30 days to providing valuable decorating tips, we felt like we were working with someone who was not only our realtor but also our friend. Thus, you cannot ask for a better realtor. We would without a doubt recommend her to any friend or family looking for a home in the DC/Virginia area. Thank you Wendy for helping us find our first home!
Leigh Anne and Jordan S.
Our family absolutely loved working with Wendy; she knew all the ins and outs of renting homes in such a competitive market and made our search seamless. Her knowledge, energy, attentiveness, and positive attitude made her so much fun to work with. We felt like we were in such great hands as we looked for a new home for our family. Wendy went the extra mile to help us get into the home we wanted and we couldn’t be more thankful. She is wonderful!
Heather and Chris L.
In February we decided we needed to sell our home in Old Town. Due to unexpected circumstances, we needed to move to a bigger house and did not know where to begin. We reached out to Wendy for advice and guidance, and she exceeded our expectations! While living in Old Town, we had seen many of Wendy’s listings fly off the market, so we were hopeful but we knew our home had quirks. She counseled us through the process of preparing to sell our home. She walked us through the remodel of our kitchen and bathroom. She was always available to discuss design details: paint, hardware, grout and tile. No detail was insignificant. Every recommendation she made we implemented and loved! She was willing to roll-up her sleeves along with us. She spent an entire evening at our home staging each room. As a result, the photos looked fantastic and we had an offer before our open house. Once our contract was ratified, she guided us through every step from inspection to settlement.
Wendy was just as valuable in helping us find our next home. We cast a wide net and she was incredibly knowledgeable about every area we were considering. We had many, many questions and she looked into all of them and was quick to thoroughly respond. When we were ready to submit an offer, she coached us through preparing a competitive offer—late nights, early mornings, she was available to get the job done.
Wendy is a spectacular real estate agent! She does it all: salesperson, negotiator, stager, and marketer. We are so appreciative of her guidance and look forward to a continued relationship with her in the future.
Joel and Zemphria B.
Wendy Santantonio is an excellent realtor, in addition to being a good friend and neighbor. She is a true professional -- knowledgeable, energetic, creative and wise in her advice. She guided us through the process necessary to prepare our house for sale and then provided superb representation in the public relations phase of strategic advertising and showing the house. Wendy's command of real estate law throughout, but especially in the final phase of the process, was impressive.
Wendy worked magic in getting our Old Town townhouse rented quickly. She guided us through the process graciously and efficiently. She analyzed the current market listings and helped us find the right price point. She suggested improvements and worked out the logistics with recommended contractors to ensure the work was done quickly. To our amazement, Wendy found a renter who wanted to move in immediately. She sped up the process, and from the time we signed with her to the time we signed the lease with our new renter was amazingly less than a month. She's lovely to work with and is so knowledgeable about Old Town. We were lucky to find her, and we would certainly contact Wendy again if we ever need to buy, sell or rent in Old Town. She's absolutely wonderful.
Dan and Alison S.
We always wanted to live in Old Town Alexandria and when deciding on an agent to represent us, we wanted someone who knows everything about this wonderful town (i.e. the new restaurants that are coming, what changes are on the horizon) and someone who loves the town as much as we do. We found that person in Wendy Santantonio. She spent time getting to know us as well as really understanding what we were looking for in a house, and additionally gave us other ideas and suggestions. She did a great job helping us find the perfect place! We also used Wendy when selling our house in Island Creek in Alexandria. Wendy put a lot of time, effort and energy to help sell our house. Great pictures for the listings, good staging advice and kept us informed on anything that was happening not only with our house but also houses in the neighborhood. Overall we had a great experience with Wendy both buying and selling and highly recommend her services
Ed and Peggy A.
Wendy is a gem. From start to finish she did an excellent job of selling our home. We started a month ahead of placing our home on the market and she was a tremendous help with the contractors and everything else needed to get the home ready. From taking time to meet the contractors to giving advice on what buyers want to see, Wendy was there. She keeps you informed every step of the way. From start to finish she did an excellent job of selling our home, in four days no less. She walks you through every step from prep to offers to closing, she goes above and beyond in what she does. We highly recommend Wendy.
This is a huge thank you to Wendy. She is an amazing real estate agent! Wendy was (and is) Superwoman and took care of everything and I mean everything. She would go to the house and let in contractors, follow up to make sure the house was locked up. She made suggestions on how to spruce up the house, keeping in mind a budget. We painted inside and out, polished the floors, landscaped, replaced a roof. The staging was awesome! She had great connections with great contractors and she followed up to make sure they did a perfect job. This house was in Old Town Alexandria and we received an offer the week it went up for sale and sold for more than the asking price! I highly recommend her. Her knowledge and love of Old Town is perfect. I will miss working with Wendy. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything she did. Thank you Wendy.
Stu and Lauren S.
We worked with Wendy this fall to purchase our home in Old Town and she could not have made the process any easier. From her availability to show us homes to walking us through the offer and settlement process step by step, Wendy made the home buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. She has extensive knowledge of historic Old Town homes and provided a lot of insight into the era that our home was built and how to begin to restore it. We would absolutely work with Wendy again to buy or sell a home and we highly recommend her! In addition to getting a new house, we also feel like we made a new friend.
Mariam and Andrew C.
Old Town Alexandria is full of real estate treasures, from historic houses to timeless traditions, and the services provided by Wendy Santantonio is one of the highlights. Wendy is a veritable gold mine for information and resources in the Northern Virginia area, and Old Town Alexandria is no exception. As an Old Town resident, she gives a unique look into neighborhoods, homes, and local experiences. As a Realtor, she provides remarkable insight regarding market data, competition, and the real value and livability associated with the area as well as individual homes.
In addition to finding a renter for our previous home, Wendy worked with my husband and me non-stop to find our truly perfect home in our ideal location and supported us through the home buying experience. She has a gift to make clients feel they are the only group with whom she works - even if she is providing exceptional, detailed care for every other client simultaneously. Her level of experience, professionalism, and dedication to her work is unrivaled, and I would not recommend anyone other than Wendy Santantonio for real estate services. You will be incredibly happy and lucky to be working with her!
As a first time home buyer, I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Wendy. Her wisdom and guidance definitely made the home buying process less stressful and straight forward. From our initial meeting I was very impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. She clearly laid out all the steps I needed to take during the search and buying process. She was always ready to answer any questions or doubts I had, especially when I started looking at potential houses. When I finally found a house of my liking she did a great job looking out for my best interests during the negotiations with the sellers. I can't express enough how grateful I am with Wendy for all her help. She is definitely the best of the best.
Erica R. and Phil E.
We never would have found our Old Town home without Wendy's help! We had been working with an online discount broker, but as first-time buyers, we needed more experienced guidance from someone who really knew the area. Wendy got us on the right track. She helped us every step of the way with her sound advice and was patient with all of our many questions. She knew exactly the right approach to take with our offer and the subsequent negotiations, and she really went the extra mile to make sure everything went smoothly. On the day we moved in, she even brought us doughnuts! Throughout the whole process, it was such a relief to us to have Wendy on our side.
Nika and Nicolas D.
Wendy is one of the best realtors we had a chance to work with as her job also happens to be her passion. She has excellent communication skills and handles all negotiations and situations in a professional matter. Her knowledge and experience were demonstrated through the sound advice that she gave us throughout the process. She always has her clients’ best interest at heart. She was always available to answer questions and help in the process and went above and beyond the call of duty and we are very grateful to her for that. Under her guidance, we sold our house within 36 hours for above the asking price. We would hire her again anytime and highly recommend her to anyone looking to hire a realtor.
Matt H. and Tracie F.
Few experiences are as daunting as the time sensitive sale and purchase of one’s residence. Yet when confronted with this distressing ordeal, Wendy’s agility, skill and guidance made what otherwise could have been an unpleasant experience into a relatively easy and enjoyable one.
From the beginning, Wendy listened well and understood exactly what we were looking to purchase, and appreciated both our budget parameters and our desire to focus on properties in a specific location. She took all the time that we needed, and was always available to tour properties with us. Efficiently, she suggested properties that appealed to us, without needlessly showing us properties that we had no serious interest in owning. When we ultimately did find the house that we wanted to place a bid on, Wendy’s judgment and experience were instrumental in procuring the property for us.
On the selling end, Wendy made invaluable suggestions on how to best stage my condominium and marketed it at a price that moved it to sale, without sacrificing price. All in all, if you are looking to either sell your current home, buy a new home, and/or both, you would be in great hands to have Wendy handle your real estate transactions.
Ryan N. and Melissa M.
Wendy is simply amazing. There is no better realtor in Old Town or anywhere. We started working with Wendy five months prior to putting our house on the market. At our request, she recommended interior and exterior paint colors. She met contractors at our home while we were at work. She was always available for consultation or advice. She patiently advised that we wait to go on the market in the Spring to get top dollar for our home - which we sold in five days at full asking - a price we couldn't believe. Most impressively, she managed our home sale after we had relocated to Hawaii. This included checking in on our house during the deep freeze of 2015 to discover that our furnace had gone out and we had ice in our toilets. For the next week she met plumbers and other contractors at our home at all hours of the day/night. She could not have worked harder for us or been more pleasant and communicative throughout. Since we were moving under a government transfer, she also coordinated all aspects of our sale with a third party relocation agency. We cannot recommend her highly enough. You should definitely hire her, you will not be disappointed!!
Mike and Sarah Kate S.
After years of browsing the local listings we finally found "the one" both in our new home and in the spectacularly talented Wendy Santantonio. We knew our moving process would be anything but simple with the sale of our previous home in the mix, but with Wendy's vast expertise and unwavering attention to detail we navigated each twist and turn with surprising ease. Her comprehensive marketing strategy and elegant staging solutions resulted in a great offer after only 6 days on the market. Without sacrificing an ounce of professional savvy, her tactfulness and diligence in all communications brought a sense of comfort and warmth to the personal side of each transaction. Through hundreds of decision points Wendy was by our side, always exceeding our expectations by leaps and bounds. Today our journey into our new home is filled with happy memories, and for that we will always have Wendy to thank.
Brian and Missy H.
There aren't enough good things I can say about Wendy! As young working parents, we didn't have a lot of time and energy to put into the home selling/buying process. Wendy removed a lot of the stress for us and took care of everything. She patiently answered countless questions, prepared a professional marketing plan, staged our condo beautifully, and handled sticky negotiations with ease.
We worked with Wendy to purchase a new home as well. We wanted to stay in the Alexandria area, and having Wendy's "insider" knowledge on homes in Old Town and the surrounding areas was extremely helpful. Again she was very patient with us and focused on homes that would fit our growing family. We never, ever felt pressured.
I'm so grateful she was with us for every step of the process. If we ever move again, we will certainly use Wendy's services! She is a true professional, and she is such fun to be around too.
Jonathan B. and Liz D.
Wendy is the consummate real estate professional. She excels in every step of the process and, through her natural enthusiasm and passion for these life-changing moments, goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is honest, calm, thoughtful, resourceful, detail-oriented, extremely knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator and communicator. With busy work lives, we couldn't have done it without her; and if we ever buy or sell a home in the future, there's no question we're going with Wendy!
There are realtors and then there is Wendy Santantonio. She is by far the most talented, proactive, professional person I have met in the real estate business. As an active duty military stationed out of state, she went above and beyond what anyone would expect from a realtor. From working with contractors, to cleaning the condo, staging furniture, adding decor, and coordinating with the condo association, she took care of EVERYTHING! She approached issues with my sale in a professional manner giving insightful advice, keeping me on track, and made sure I never felt pressured.
Katie and Colin B.
From the moment you meet Wendy, you immediately recognize her professional, knowledgeable, and determined characteristics, but as you get to know her you will see she is also the warmest, friendliest person you have ever met. She has a certain quality every home buyer/seller is looking for in a Real Estate Agent--that drive to do whatever it takes to make her clients happy. And that is exactly what she did for my family. And throughout all the trials and tribulations she donned a smile and a warm, welcoming demeanor. It's hard to find someone these days who will work tirelessly for you and continue to keep a positive attitude throughout it all. Wendy covered every corner of every possible area where we were looking to purchase our first home and even looked in places we didn't know we wanted to see.
It was unseasonably cold during our house hunting visit and Wendy literally went in her own closet and gave me a jacket to wear for the few days we were in town just to make sure I was comfortable. After only a couple of jammed packed days of searching, Wendy showed us a house that was certainly not on our radar--and without a question we put in an offer. She knew just what our family needed and helped us negotiate all of the details in a timely manner. We are so grateful for all of her suggestions for professional services (i.e. George Mason Mortgage), her tips on furniture placement and decorating, and even great places to eat in the area--she really knows Old Town like the back of her hand! Wendy is beyond a Real Estate Agent; she will quickly become part of your family if you let her! Thank you Wendy for finding our dream home in Alexandria, VA!!!
Wendy is nothing short of amazing. I recently purchased a condo in Arlington, and I couldn’t be happier. I received orders to Arlington after being stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. I roughly had less than 3 months, while I was still busy with work, to find a place and move. I was lucky enough to have Wendy as a realtor. She kept my schedule in mind continuously giving me updates. Her charismatic nature made the searching and buying process effortless and fun. Wendy knows the area, has great taste, and works hard for you to find your perfect home. One word: Awesome.
Wendy was truly a pro in helping me find the perfect home in Old Town! She was very responsive and accommodating, and was able to suggest properties that met my needs. Additionally, she nudged me to look at properties I might not have picked out for myself which is where I ultimately ended up. I would highly recommend Wendy. She's personable and highly skilled - a winning combination!
As soon as I decided to move into Old Town, I knew I needed to call Wendy Santantonio to be my Realtor. From her knowledge of the neighborhood, to her decor and furniture placement advice, to the efficient and proactive service she provided, I was thrilled to be working with Wendy. From the first showing to the final move-in, Wendy's professionalism was appreciated every step of the way.
Elizabeth L. and Jasen F.
My husband owned a home before we were married and had a horrible experience with the realtor who helped him purchase the house and a second realtor who sold the house. So when we decided to start looking for our first home together, we were incredibly selective in choosing our realtor. Wendy Santantonio was our perfect fit! We never doubted for a moment that we would soon be living in our dream home with Wendy leading our team. Wendy was our fierce advocate in negotiations, our counselor whenever we had questions and our good friend who made the whole process fun and enjoyable.
Bob and Kathy S.
Coming into a new housing market can be daunting, but Wendy worked to make the process comprehensible and stress free. Her intimate knowledge of Old Town, the ins and outs of renovating a home here, as well as her familiarity with new properties under development, worked together to help her find us the place most suitable to our needs!
Jen B. and Adam B.
We found the perfect property in the first week of December 2013, and the sellers offered a subsidy if we closed in 28 days. We couldn't have done it without Wendy's advice and assistance -- she worked tirelessly to make sure we met our deadline and made herself available via phone and email all day and night, even through the holidays. We couldn't have been happier with any other agent.
Rhys and Liz T.
We were referred to Wendy to assist with our search for a temporary rental home. With 4 pets, we had some demanding requirements that were hard to meet. No one wants to rent their home to 4 animals. Wendy stuck by us and was able to find the perfect place. As our temporary rental was coming to and end, we called on Wendy to assist with finding us a permanent home. Wendy was again able to deal with our unique requirements. We found a great home. With her expertise, we were able to get a good price and lower our closing costs. I would recommend Wendy Santantonio for any Real Estate need and will definitely call her should we outgrow our new home.
Jeff and Anne A.
Wendy was a pleasure to work with and we are very happy with our purchase. Wendy was always available to us --- She always had (or got) the answers to our many questions, was never pushy, listened to what we wanted and guided us easily throughout the process. Additionally, she was able to use her first hand knowledge of major home renovation to help guide us away from houses that would put us in an uncomfortable situation. We will definitely recommend her services to friends and neighbors in the future!
JC and Chris T.
We worked with Wendy to find a place "right in the heart of the action in Old Town." I called her "out of the blue" one evening from our home in CT. We instantly connected, Wendy was/is a great listener who worked quickly and proactively with my wife and I to find the perfect place with one visit and a number of phone and web consultations. Nicely done!! Wendy is efficient, knowledgeable, flexible and personable. She honors her commitments. It was a pleasure working with her- we recommend her without reservation.
Zewdi S. and Alex M.
When my husband and I decided to buy an investment property, the first person that crossed my mind was Wendy. She found our ideal property within days and we were able to close quickly. She understood exactly what we were looking for and we didn't waste any time. I enjoyed every single second working with Wendy. She is very reliable and professional, and I am looking forward to our next endeavor!
Lisa and Charlie T.
From the very first phone call, Wendy was pleasant, professional and helpful! She was timely and responsive to our every need. Wendy helped us find a beautiful property to rent near Old Town and we could not be happier. I would highly recommend Wendy to friends and family who are looking to buy or sell a property. Even after the move-in date passes, Wendy has offered to help us get to know the area and do whatever she can to help with our transition. She is simply amazing!!
EB C. and Bryce T.
In November of 2013 -- the day after Thanksgiving -- my fiancé accepted a job offer in DC with an immediate start date of December 30th, 2013. Living in North Carolina, this gave us less than a month choose a neighborhood, find a house, and completely relocate life to DC… all during the frantically busy holiday season. Quickly, we discovered how difficult it can be to find a place on your own… We needed help, desperately.
After turning to a McEnearney Associates, we found Wendy Santantonio -- a wonderful young realtor who knows (quite literally) EVERYTHING there is to know about Old Town. Wendy is informative, diligent, and really did an amazing job of matching the right properties to each of our personalities and needs. She didn’t just help us find a house in Old Town, she helped us find the perfect home in the perfect location! Furthermore, she made both our house hunting/moving experience an enjoyable one, rather than a stressful nightmare, for which we are immensely grateful! Wendy Santantonio is hands down the only realtor we will call when we purchase our first home here in Old Town, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to rent or buy in this wonderful & historic community!
Christine D. and Dan S.
We loved working with Wendy! I can't imagine any other real estate agent knowing or being as passionate about the Old Town area as she is. It was so nice to have an advocate in our corner, someone who seemed to really get us and what we wanted. I heartily recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a new home in the Old Town area.
Wendy Santantonio exceeded my expectations of a realtor. I met Wendy at an open house, and she was so welcoming and personable that I knew I had found my realtor. She is very professional, organized, and knowledgeable. Wendy ensured that the selling process was as efficient and convenient for me as possible by coordinating work to be done at my place (including finding contractors), staging my home, and working with my condo association. Wendy is by far one of the best realtors I've worked with and I will be keeping her contact information for my next move. Thank you, Wendy!