We contacted Marye Jo & Greg Hartley when we were ready to purchase our new home. They insisted on showing us at least 3 homes, but knocked it out of the park with the very first home. After the purchase, we went on vacation while Marye Jo designed and brought in trusted renovation contractors to install wood floors throughout and upgrade the kitchen. A year after the purchase, we again turned to Marye Jo, Greg and their contractors to redesign the master bath and to create an executive office within the first floor. The result was so beautiful that it literally brought tears to our eyes. Marye Jo and Greg Hartley are truly Realtors “for life”. I am happy to speak to anyone that ever wants to contact me as a reference and will allow her to show clients my home by appointment. That’s how much we love Marye Jo!
Marye Jo is a true professional. Her problem solving is her strong suit, with creativity and honesty. I have been astounded on more than one occasion to personally witness her step in and take control when other agents are at a lost for a solution. She is generous to a fault. Marye Jo has knowledge and experience – a welcome combination in the real estate profession.
We knew that our return from Europe would be to our forever home. After more than 20 years of moving, we knew we didn’t want to find something that would be “fine for now”, only to have to move one more time. Marye Jo and Greg listened to our wants and desires and helped us find the perfect place we’ve finally planted roots and we are deeply grateful.
If you need to sell a home, there is one very simple rule to follow: “Listen to Marye Jo and do exactly what she says.” The work will pay off with a quick sale for a great price. We worked with Marye Jo and Greg to purchase our home and again when we moved out of town three years later. Through some elbow grease and following MJ’s “To-Do List”, our home sold quickly for asking price.
Marye Jo and Greg Hartley are phenomenal to work with. I travelled to Virginia on a house-hunting trip, and MJ greeted me at the airport and devoted so much time to me while I was in town. She was excellent at showing the pros and cons of each home that we saw, and helped us reach a decision. After numerous Skype calls we made an offer and signed a contract. While back overseas, Marye Jo and Greg were in regular communication about the process each step of the way. I returned to Virginia, again on my own, and Greg and Marye Jo continued to help me through the daunting process. They facilitated the special power of attorney with their fantastic closing attorney, and were wonderfully supportive throughout. Marye Jo and Greg were not just real estate brokers–they became our friends.
We were out-of-town sellers and decided to list our home with Marye Jo & Greg Hartley. They did so much more than we ever anticipated. Marye Jo’s interior design and mortgage backgrounds added great value to the process. They took care of hiring all the contractors and made sure all work was done according to their high standards, keeping us informed every step of the way. They are the ONLY Realtors we would contact because of their experience, expertise and honesty.
Unparalleled service before, during, and after the sell… or purchase! When we asked Marye Jo and Greg Hartley to sell our first home, we had no idea that you could find a “family Realtor for life” (just like you find a family doctor or attorney). Our stand-alone home in Old Towne Alexandria’s Historic District was a seller’s nightmare. Repairs over the previous 80 years had not been inspected as required and/or were not up to code. Marye Jo walked the property with City officials and compiled and negotiated an explicit list of items to repair and we passed on the subsequent visit a week later. Marye Jo also evaluated our home, and gave us a cafeteria list of improvements to make to allow us to either sell quickly or maximize profit. In fact, we put the project in her hands, to include providing her a budget to design and engage contractors for the renovations. We had a top dollar offer within days of being on the market.
When we decided to put our house in McLean on the market, we knew it was in OK shape. However, we not only wanted to sell it but we wanted to get top dollar. We had multiple offers the first weekend the house was on the market, and we settled on a contract that was thousands over the (already high) asking price. There is no doubt in our minds that it was Marye Jo’s influence and help that brought this result.
I cannot speak highly enough of Marye Jo’s skill and capacities. In addition to being a brilliant Realtor, she is attentive, patient and thoughtful. I would recommend her to any buyer that needs a good and diligent agent.
We had Marye Jo Hartley as our Real Estate agent, and we could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, reliable and dependable person to handle the sale of our house. She has extensive experience in so many aspects of the buying and selling process… Her years of experience with the mortgage industry made sure that closing occurred on time and without any problems. Her marketing strategies were great…creating a buzz about our property before it hit the market was outstanding and certainly paid off. Most importantly, she imparted the feeling that we were taken care of during this daunting task, and this was so appreciated. I highly recommend Marye Jo to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
Mary Jo Hartley is the hardest working, most professional Real Estate Agent I know. Her dedication to her clients is second to none. As a Loan Officer I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with many Realtors, but Marye Jo is the one I look to for my clients, friends, and family as well as for my own real estate needs.
I just wanted to send a note of thanks for everything you did to make my home-buying experience as smooth and stress free as possible. From the onset when you took the time to find out my needs, desires and dislikes, you helped me identify those aspects that are most important to me and ensure that not only I found the right house, but the right community. From initial contact through closing and beyond, you have been an invaluable resource and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.
Marye Jo has several qualities that contribute to her phenomenal success. First and foremost are her ethics and honesty. Her deep market knowledge makes her an asset to any transaction, no matter what side she represents. Her professionalism is second to none.”