Lori Shafran was the sell-side realtor for my house in Great Falls, VA in the spring of 2021. Lori did an outstanding job from initial proposal for her services through to our closing. She put together and executed an outstanding sales plan that led to multiple attractive offers in a short period of time. Below are some examples of her excellent performance. 1) Created and executed plan for listing on an aggressive schedule including home updates, minor repairs and staging for marketing 2) Gracefully and professionally managed a difficult shared ownership situation. 3) Developed a marketing and pricing strategy that delivered nearly 10 offers for 3rd day on market 4) Showed the house to over 40 qualified buyer in the first weekend. 5) Guided us on offers to include financial qualification diligence, offer comparison and eventual down select. 6) Continued to support us (the sellers) from contracting through to a successful closing.
I strongly recommend Lori for future buyers and seller in Northern Virginia’s top markets.
I don’t know where to begin. Lori is all you need for a positive home buying experience. She is thorough and unrelenting on getting her clients the home they want and need. She guided us in every step of the way and found us a great home. We were not easy homebuyers (not in a bad way, lol). Lori is all you need and the best thing about her is how well she knows the market and how well-connected she is in the market. We had very specific things we needed, and she accomplished all of them.
The best thing is the attention to detail and the genuine “realness” and communication. We are convinced she’s the best in the area and we are also so grateful that after the closing, she didn’t get her money and disappear. Lori still helping us get acclimated to this area which is new for us. Simply, she’s the best and a pleasure to work with!
Hire her and stop thinking about it. Trust me!
We had a wonderful experience working with Lori. She made the entire process seamless and was very responsive to all our needs. She priced our house right, had it staged properly and found some great buyers within days! A true professional! From day one, Lori made us feel confident that we would sell our home quickly and for top dollar! Thanks to her expertise, we did just that!
My fiancé and I worked with Lori on the sale of my condo and the purchase of a new home. She made the entire process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Lori is very communicative and provides all updates and necessary information in a timely manner. She worked hard to ensure that I received the best value for my condo and went above and beyond for us in our home search, working tirelessly to help find a new home. Lori even knocked on doors in a favored neighborhood to see if anyone would be willing to sell to us! We ended up finding the perfect home for us and my condo sale was a success.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lori and we will certainly be calling her again in the future. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor for listings both large and small!
Lori was outstanding. She was kind, supportive and very helpful in explaining every stage, keeping us on track by phone calls and emails. She went the extra mile in attending our closing (during COVID) which was a comfort to us as relative newcomers in this location. Lori is really knowledgeable as a realtor and has a wealth of experience in home buying and home repairs. She has excellent contacts with contractors and was able to advise us about possible areas that needed some work. We are truly delighted with our beautiful new home and the price we were able to negotiate. We highly recommend Lori to be YOUR realtor.
I worked with Lori in purchasing my first home. Her knowledge of the market is extensive, and she made me feel like I was her most important client. She also guided me through the process with patience, diligence and care, something I highly valued as a first-time buyer. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in VA, I cannot recommend her enough!
Interviewing realtors right when the quarantine lock down started in April, made things challenging. Lori came prepared with a detailed plan taking into account the limitations the virus was putting on home sellers. There was no doubt which realtor to go with based on her organizational skills and suggestions on how to approach selling our luxury home in this challenging time. Lori’s resources for helping to get our home on the market quickly and economically were excellent. Service providers were top notch yet reasonable on our checkbook. If I had any issues or questions, I quickly had an answer or even an in-person visit (of course with a mask). We sold our home in 4 days for full list price, in the middle of a pandemic with wild stock market fluctuations. Her attention to detail, even after the signing has been excellent. Needless to say, we would recommend Lori Shafran!
Lori was a fantastic agent as we worked to find our first home. She was very knowledgeable about the area, extremely communicative and thorough in our conversations, and always took the time to walk us through the process—important considerations when selecting a home. We truly felt she was a partner for us and when it came down to the negotiation period, she was an advocate for us and always had our best interests in mind. It was a true pleasure working with Lori and we couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Lori is a dream to work with! She is very professional, super knowledgeable about the area and entire home buying/selling process from end to end. She made very reasonable suggestions regarding small changes to our current home that should be made before putting it on the market (and in a very sensitive way, understanding it was our family home that we loved!). She did a lot of research to determine the best listing price for our home as well as best process to deal with several offers. We sold our home for way above asking price!
We were also very impressed by how Lori advised us through the negotiation process in buying our new home as well. She is a total pro and we would recommend her to any client—from first time home buyers and to those more experienced in the home buying/selling process.
After a very unfortunate experience with our first listing agent, we were so grateful to have found Lori. She came highly recommended to us by friends that had hired her to sell their home, which she sold within 3 weeks. She was a breath of fresh air in contrast to our previous experience. When we first met with Lori, she was well prepared with a proposed strategy and marketing plan to get our home sold quickly. She offered reasonable suggestions as to what we should do to the home before re-listing (staging, etc.). We immediately felt comfortable with her as she brought a sense of calmness to what can be an otherwise overwhelming process.
We are very particular about our home and our main concern was keeping the house secured as we had already moved out of the home. Lori was incredibly respectful or our needs and always cognizant of making sure our house was property secured. Throughout the process, Lori kept us informed and was always available when we contacted her. Within two weeks, we received an offer. From contract to closing, the process was flawless due to Lori’s high level of detail and competency. Our extended gratitude to Lori for making this a pleasant experience. We would absolutely recommend her!
Lori is incredibly knowledgeable of the Great Falls/Reston/McLean area. She is diligent in doing her homework and providing meaningful details about each property she shows. She was helpful in providing information about the schools, shopping, landscapers, carpenters, etc. Additionally, Lori was able to be firm and intentional when it was required. A skill that came in handy a couple of times!
Lori is fantastic to work with! She’s very quick to respond and literally thinks of everything! We could not have gone through the homebuying process without her.
Working with Lori was truly a pleasure. She was extremely helpful, answered questions quickly and thoroughly, and sold our home very quickly. She made it an effortless process and made sure everything was right. I would use her again in a heartbeat, and would recommend her to anyone.
Lori was really wonderful to work with. She was great at helping us get the house ready to put on the market in order to get an optimal price. Gave constructive suggestions and helped find contractors with low prices, but great, quality work. She worked hard doing finishing touches on her own for the open house and had beautiful brochures printed. Lori was absolutely easy to work with during the contracting phrase and really helped us to understand the process better. She answered all our questions (big or small) in a really timely (if not fast) manner. Lori worked really hard during the whole process and we will absolutely work with her in the future. Cannot recommend enough.
Lori is a true professional and was extremely helpful as we recently sold our home. She provided a depth of experience and a wealth of good advice every step of the way, all in a most pleasant and personal way. We would highly recommend Lori to anyone looking to buy, sell or even rent a home in the area.
Lori is great to work with and her experience, responsiveness and connections make working with her a pleasure and worth the commission. In the course of buying AND selling homes with Lori, I have benefited from her experience in complex situation on tight timelines and she navigated the hurdles to a successful close each time.
Beyond what you would expect from a realtor, Lori also delivers an excellent network of reliable professionals for anything you might need. Landscapers, interior designers, home inspectors, tree removal, driveway paving, whatever you need, she knows someone that will fit your budget and do a great job. In a world where everyone seems to be selling real estate, Lori stands out as a true Realtor who earns her commission.
Lori is such an amazing professional and very pleasant to work with. She gave us really good advice without being pushy about what to do to get the best price for our home. We followed her advice and had an offer with a quick close (which we preferred) in less than a month after listing. There were a few bumps in the road (brought on by buyer) but Lori worked hard to smooth things out. She is helpful and worked hard to get us good contractors at a reasonable price when we didn’t already have people we had worked with in the past. I highly recommend working with Lori!
Lori is the most amazing real estate professional we have ever encountered. We recently worked with her to sell our $3million home in Great Falls. Her hard work, knowledge and attention to every detail to sell a home really paid off. She created an amazing website for our listing, with interactive floorplans and attractive photographs from every angle of our beautiful custom-build home.
At the time our home was listed in MLS late in September, we had only little hope that our house would sell this year due to the price, the market and the timing. Lori worked so hard to reach out every local agent who possibly have potential buyers. She remained positive and optimistic all the time. We received a cash offer only in 5 weeks!
During the time of negotiation, Lori really focused on those key terms of the contract and made sure we have a successful transaction to close. She did not only walk us through every step of the contingency removal process, she actually handled many detail works for us through closing! It couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience.
We highly recommend Lori for anyone looking for some rewarding experience and peace of mind when selling or buying a house. Thank you so much, Lori!!!
Lori is the consummate professional. She understands the market, the process, and the needs of her client. No detail is too small for her to handle. At the same time, she never lost sight of the goal, which was to close the deal. The agent for the seller was inexperienced and a part-timer. Lori was dogged. She worked through every issue that arose and kept the other agent on task. She was also very effective when negotiating price, explaining the rationale for our price point. In short, she’s great!
The best home buying experience anyone could ask for. Lori is incredibly knowledgeable of the Great Falls area and of the real estate market. Not only was she incredibly patient during the whole process, but she had a true interest in helping us find the best fit for our family. She was always very conscientious of our schedules and time limitations (with us having 2 little ones) and made sure to do her research prior to meeting with us. Most importantly, Lori possesses great moral integrity- always honest and transparent with us which we truly appreciated. We would recommend her to our friends and family in a heartbeat.
Lori is one of the best agents we have worked with. She is very professorial and most important, as compared with others we know, very creative and understanding in the house search for us. We worked with her for about one year and finally found the right house at our desired neighborhood within our budget, with the different features needed for in-laws, working couple and teenagers respectively. We highly recommend Lori.
Lori was outstanding! The ultimate professional! She was supportive and offered a helping hand every step of the way. We felt as if a family member was walking us through the entire process. She was extremely knowledgeable and not only helped us find and negotiate a home but helped us understand the legal aspects of the process. Lori was alway available to answer questions and never forced us into any decisions. I would highly recommend her!
Lori was excellent. She listened to our needs, wants, and resources. She identified appropriate properties for all our parameters. Her advice concerning offers and negotiations was spot on. She provided the right support for our legal and financial needs. My wife and I are happy with the whole process, beginning to closing. If I were doing this again, the agent I would want would have the profile of caring professionalism embodied by Lori Shafran.
If you are seeking a real estate agent to assist in buying or selling your home, you need look no further than Lori Shafran. She is bright, energetic, passionate about her work, and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate business from marketing through settlement. She truly sees her profession as a “vocation,” i.e., her “calling.”
In the spring of 2015 I contacted Lori to see if she would be willing to give me some advice on selling my home. I found myself needing to sell my Virginia residence rapidly in order to complete a purchase out of state. Lori was at my house the next day to view the property, review comparable recent sales, and discuss a marketing strategy. In no time at all, Lori had my house listed on the Internet and in the Multiple Listing Service, and had engaged a talented professional videographer to prepare an artistic marketing video. As a result, several interested buyers toured the property almost instantly, and I had a ratified contract in hand for the desired sales price in a matter of days. Lori is a gracious and very personable professional who knows how to get the job done efficiently and well. I recommend her without reservation.
Excellent agent! Guided me through the process with patience and experience, gave me great advice, and was a perfect advocate for me during negotiations. Despite having to move a great distance prior to closing, Lori was willing to finish up everything that needed to be done, was readily accessible, and always willing to answer questions. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell. Great job!
It was time to sell my home of 40 years. There was a lifetime of memories and I dreaded the thought of selling. I was fortunate enough to meet Lori Shafran who successfully saw me through the process from listing the home to sale of the home in a matter of weeks. The entire process was new to me, but Lori made is seem easy. She is incredibly bright and experienced in the world of real estate and especially knowledgeable in areas such as zoning, marketing, surveying, financing, and details of title work. Lori is well connected and has reputable contacts to recommend every step of the way. Every phone call or email to Lori was quickly responded to and she made herself always available to my needs. Lori is indeed a lady who is a strong realtor with a successful track record. I highly recommend Lori Shafran!
I was a first time home buyer and had some specific wants that I was not sure Lori would be able to find. I had lived my full 30 years in the Great Falls and Sterling areas and thought I knew every nook and cranny and every back road and neighborhood around. I was wrong. Lori was able to work with me and find the perfect house in a small community near the Potomac River. I have the boat ramp access I wanted as well as a large yard, garage, and a small community of friendly neighbors separated by horse fields. Not only did she find me exactly what I was looking for, it was within my budget!!!
I have known Lori and her kids for years, but when I was looking for my first home I really didn’t think she would want to work with me to find a small condo so I could finally stop renting! I grew up in Great Falls with one of her sons and knew the quality of work she does and the clientele she works with in Great Falls, McLean, Reston, and investment properties throughout Northern Virginia. I was looking a little further west in Ashburn, and definitely with a lower budget than her normal clients. She truly cared for me and took the time to find the right condo for me as well as making sure I understood the importance of it from an investment stand point. This may be her “motherly instinct” but she wanted me to consider my 5 and 10 year options and how long I planned on staying in my new home and whether I would want to rent it out or sell it down the line. She worked within my budget and constraints and took her time to make sure I was comfortable with the largest purchase of my life, thanks Lori!
Lori was wonderfully professional and was able to walk us through the entire process from pre-listing through closing. Her guidance and recommendations were based on her knowledge of regulations and her experience in real estate. Lori outlined a comprehensive marketing strategy for our home. She helped us get our home ready to place on the market and referred us to tradesmen in her network to make the minimal repairs and cosmetic freshen-ups. We regularly received feedback on how our home “showed” as Lori followed up with each realtor showing our property. Additionally, we had several hurdles that came at us from the HOA, the purchasers VA Loan requirements and the closing company which Lori resolved quickly firmly and cordially achieving the desired results. My husband and I would highly recommend Lori without hesitation.
Lori Shafran was the perfect representative for our family in buying this condo to be occupied by an adult son in the Tysons (McLean Corner area.
Words can not adequately describe her professionalism, technology skills, attention to detail, and responsiveness to every development and our wishes, no matter the day of the week or hour of the night. Kathy and I would be comfortable and confident to have Ms. Shafran, represent us as both buyer or seller of property, and commend her to anyone who is contemplating a real-estate purchase or sale.
My wife and I connected with Lori through one of those opportune accidental meetings. We had been looking for a condo for a week on our own and didn’t have a realtor – then Lori appeared. In our first outing together we found “our perfect home” and made an offer the same night. We were in a competitive multiple bid situation and Lori provided the winning strategy to get us the contract. From there through closing she was in daily communication and provided support and expertise at each critical step. Overall, it was an effortless process and our transition to home ownership was easy thanks to her. Did I mention that she is a very nice person! Highly recommended.
Two years ago, Lori helped my fiancee and I find an apartment. This year, she helped us find and buy our first house. I honestly couldn’t imagine a better realtor. She was always perfectly professional; she was extremely knowledgable of the entire northern Virginia area; she listened to what we said we wanted and proactively searched for potential good fits; she was always supportive and never pushy, but as soon as we found the place we loved, she sprung into action–at 9pm on a Friday night!–to get an approval letter from a lender and an offer sent to the seller’s agent. I could go on and on about how grateful we are that we found Lori. Do yourself a favor and let her do what she takes great joy in doing: making you happy.
Lori is a wonderful agent. Besides being professional, she offered a lot of help during our transaction period. She actively explained all detail to me, who’s a first time home owner, again and again. It’s highly recommended to work with her!
We first contacted Lori in the Spring of 2013 and started looking at properties. We waited to find the home we wanted to buy and an opportunity came in late summer/early fall of 2013. During the entire period Lori continued to keep us updated on current market trends, changes in rates, and other information. After we found the perfect home she executed everything perfectly to make sure that we had everything completed on time and with no surprises so that we could purchase our new and current home. Without a doubt it would not have been as easy and smooth of a process in buying our new home if we did not have Lori on our side. I would definitely recommend her to any friends or family. Third realtor I have worked with and by far the best!