Please note that I normally do not ask clients for ‘testimonials’.  When I briefly worked as a partner agent with another brokerage – they required reviews from my last few clients.  Aside from this – I have never asked clients for reviews.  Here’s what I got:

“Howard was great to work with. He was very thoughtful and very laid back in the process. He was never pushy with us.”

“Howard stayed with our dogged search over the long term – well over a year. He knew what we wanted, was always available, has a firm command of the real estate business and is very familiar with all of the DC neighborhoods where we focused our search. He conducted himself with the highest ethical standards and professionalism, and is also just plain fun to work with.”

“We have another property for sale and Howard will be our agent!”

“I cannot say enough good things about Howard. He is kind and understanding and very patient. He knows exactly what his clients are looking for and he will go the extra mile to find you the right location and home no matter how much time it takes. He is amazing, and I was so lucky to meet him and have him as our realtor in Bethesda. He was even willing to show my best friend Rudy the homes that I liked, every time, before I would make a decision. I cannot recommend him enough, he is a class act, a kind man, a sensitive man, very unusual in this field.”

“Howard was attentive, accommodating and extremely helpful. He draws on his many years of experience and made our home-buying experience run smoothly.”

“At age 64 and having been a homeowner in CA, MD & VA during the past decades, I must say that Howard is absolutely the best agent I’ve ever worked with. He is not only extremely knowledgeable & professional but, most importantly, he is highly ethical and is genuinely passionate about his clients. He first represented me in late 2006 in buying a condo unit in North Bethesda. I needed to move to a new job from Pentagon City ASAP and Howard sacrificed his family reunion during the holidays. He went out of his way to find the last unit in the building that I liked, a unit already taken off the market but was still available when Howard contacted his agent. By doing so, I got that brand new unit in the building I loved, at $35k below market. Howard never pushed me to get the more expensive units next door (which were clearly available). The rest is history: I asked Howard to sell that unit for me in 2011, and then bought the current unit in Reston in 2012. It’s clear to me that Howard treats all his clients equally selflessly, regardless of whether they’re rich or poor, or buying multi-million dollar mansions (often with cash) or small condo units (such as myself). I’m convinced that many of Howard’s clients, like me, consider Howard a lifetime agent and will not consider other agents.”

“No one works harder or does a better job than Howard.”

“As a first time home buyer, Howard ensured that I felt comfortable and thoroughly educated throughout the process (which can be attributed to the fact that he, himself, is incredibly knowledgeable about the business). When it came time to write my first offer, sign the subsequent contract docs, etc., he sat down with me for multiple hours each time going over all of the documentation and specifics. He is incredibly hard working and savvy, as judged by the fact that he was the only agent to show up at the listing agent’s office during the offer review day. As such, he was able to provide me real time updates on the how the review process was proceeding, and liaise with the listing agent directly on my behalf during the process. I truly believe his presence was instrumental in having my offer selected. He was also incredibly attentive from start to finish – calls, emails, and texts were always answered within minutes of sending them. Even weeks after the closing process was complete, he reached out to ensure everything was going smoothly and that I had encountered no surprises as I moved into my new place. Truly a pleasure to work with and excellent service all around. I have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.”

“I would not have my new home today without his dedicated work helping me find a place.

“Howard is the most diligent, hardworking real estate agent I’ve ever know. I was very pleased with his service.”‘

Howard Lerner

Associate Broker, REALTOR

Samson Properties
6701 Democracy Blvd #150
Bethesda, MD 20817
Cell: 301-775-6869