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1313 14th Street NW,

Washington, DC 20005

The Garrison Breck Group
  • Buyer

    I rarely write reviews but for Katie I am enthusiastic to do so. What can I say!? Kathleen (Katie) was an impressive professional throughout the entire home buying experience. I was referred to her while searching for a Real Estate agent to help me purchase a home for my upcoming move to the D.C. area. I was living in California at the time so I needed all the help I could get in finding the right home for my wife and I. Immediately upon contacting Katie, she quickly attempted to identify what kind of home I was searching for and provided prospective homes she identified. I was definitely not an easy customer as I could not make up my mind on where I wanted to live or even how much I wanted to spend (as this would be a temporary home). Throughout the process Katie was patient and kind as we worked together to get a list of properties I would look at when I flew to the area. Upon entering the properties is when Katie's skills really began to shine. She would point out numerous items that would need attention and help brainstorm solutions to any of the home's shortcomings. She was very upfront with me about items that could be realistically taken care of or that would be expensive fixes. This was a pleasant surprise as my past experiences with agents has felt more like a car salesman more interested on selling me the product than someone working to get the best home for me. She looked at over 10 properties in a day and a half while I was there. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a home to my liking during my trip and had to head home to California empty-handed. Always optimistic, Katie continued to bring homes to my attention and even visited properties to give me her opinion since I was back in California. It took a few weeks of looking but we were able to narrow down a property. Once we had identified the home to put an offer on, Katie was extremely responsive and helpful. Since I was across the country she was present for the home inspection and was quick to identify repairs that she believed we could get covered in closing costs. She kept me up to date as we went back and forth with the seller a few times before settling on a price. Katie continued her high touch approach throughout the closing process and went above and beyond to support my family and I, as our move was delayed a few weeks due to the military halting moves due to COVID-19. I would recommend Katie to anyone looking for a property in the D.C. area and have full confidence you will be impressed with her work ethic and professionalism.

  • Madeline N.

    Thanks to Tyler, I'm writing this review from inside my perfect, dream home. Tyler came highly recommended to me from a friend and I couldn't agree more with the recommendation. If you are serious about buying a home, there's no better realtor in the area than Tyler. I worked with Tyler for about 6 months from beginning to closing. He was supportive, patient and understanding throughout the long process. If you tell Tyler what you want, he will find you that exact home (and he will make you feel okay even if you change your mind a million times like I did). It's a huge investment and Tyler wants nothing more than for you to find your dream home.During my search, Tyler was readily accessible to answer my questions, suggest homes to look at, and take me around to see places. I fully trusted Tyler to help with the search because he has a solid understanding of the real estate market (and a really good eye!). D.C. is a unique market and it takes an expert like Tyler to navigate the intricacies of purchasing a home here.Tyler will guide you from start to finish. When I first sat down to meet with him, I had no idea what to expect. I relied on his expertise every step of the way. I ended up getting my home for significantly less than the original listing price, which is rare in DC. I owe all of my good fortune to Tyler and wholeheartedly recommend him if you're in the market for a realtor.

  • Buyer

    Jackson is awesome! It would be impossible to list every single reason why I think he's awesome, but a few of the highlights are that he's caring, hilarious, supportive, and very competent - he's fantastic at what he does and truly made the process of searching for and buying a home so much easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable than it otherwise would've been. He was incredibly patient when I was just casually looking a year ago and he always aimed to be helpful (I noticed how non-pushy he was compared to a couple of other agents that several friends suggested). When my fiance and I were finally ready to buckle down and find a place, Jackson came with us to look at many places, and he was a total pro. He had a great eye for picking up on things/potential problematic signs that we weren't accustomed to look out for since the whole process was so new to us. He was incredibly responsive to emails and texts and always made time for us (to answer questions or come with us last-minute to an open house) and made us feel taken care of. He gave us great advice for both the negotiation and inspection processes. We felt like we were in good hands from start to finish and are forever grateful to Jackson for helping us buy our first home.

  • Katie L.

    Katie is far more than a sales agent. I had a vague notion of what I wanted to do with regards to moving to Washington from New York, with little idea of how to do it. From the first moment I entered her office, Katie helped me to think through my family's situation and options to come up with a plan to move to DC. She is so top notch - an excellent advisor and negotiator, who consistently guided my family with insights into the DC market and the moving process. It helped us the right decisions throughout the six-month process. Moreover, Katie understands more than the mechanics of making a sale or a purchase. Moving can be exciting, stressful, and tumultuous. Katie supports this process with understanding, experience, and nuance. There's no one I'd recommend more to have as part of your team.

  • Buyer | Seller

    Shawn is the consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. He has an in-depth understanding of the DC market, especially higher-end neighborhoods like Logan Circle and Upper Northwest. He really listened to us and worked tirelessly to find listings that checked all the boxes and were within our price range, pointing out things to watch out for along the way, rather than sweeping things under the rug to try to make a quick sell. He has a great network of other professionals (Title companies, inspectors, etc.), who all made our purchase go smoothly, despite a less-than-helpful seller and a very short timeline of about 25 days. I've worked with him twice now and could not recommended him more highly!

  • Brad P.

    If you are buying a house you want to work with Katie. She smooths the bumps, makes the fun parts better and helped us find just the right place. She was the proverbial duck, working so hard in the background, but always keeping our part of it calm and enjoyable. Even when the seller realized they hadn't planned correctly (at truly the last minute) she helped us understand the shifting landscape, worked with all of the parties involved, and managed to bring things to a great conclusion. Katie is a joy to work with, she listens, and helped us better understand not just the home buying process but our own tastes and preferences. Above all, we miss seeing her! Can't recommend her enough.

  • Chelsea P.

    Tyler is everything you want in a realtor: patient, attentive, responsive, diligent, knowledgeable and not at all pushy or overbearing. He has extensive knowledge of DC and surrounding areas, and was able to pinpoint several places that appealed to us. We started off clueless about the process of buying a condo and wound up in a place that is absolutely perfect for us. He walked us patiently through each step and made sure we felt completely comfortable along the way. His personality is very calming in a process that could otherwise be nerve-wracking. I wholeheartedly recommend Tyler to anybody looking to find the perfect new home.

  • Buyer

    Jackson helped me purchase my first home. The best thing about him as a real estate agent is that he was able to show me properties right away. I would call him or text, and he would always respond right away and would often show me the property on that same day. I truly believe that the reason that I was able to buy this property was because he was able to show it to me quickly before other people had the chance. I think this is crucial especially in this competitive market here in DC. Beyond being a great agent, Jackson is very warm and funny! Thank you Jackson!

  • Maggie A.

    Katie was great to work with - She always made time to show us properties and was very perceptive about little details of each home. When we found "our house," she coached us through the buying process and was able to think creatively to avoid competitive bidding while helping us stay in-budget. When our mortgage broker went MIA at the last minute, she put us in touch with another lender who came through for us. It was great to know that she had the contacts and the knowledge to help us buy our first place. We plan on working with her again!

  • Juliana C.

    My dream of becoming a homeowner came true thanks to the amazing work of Jackson Verville! This was by far the largest and most serious purchase of my life so I wanted to work with the best of the best DC real estate had to offer. Jackson helped me navigate the extremely competitive NW DC market and was there for me every step of the way, answering emails calls and texts at all times. Best of all he made this experience fun and enjoyable. As a young, female working professional millennial (and FTHB) I highly recommend Jackson!

  • Young L.

    I recommend Tyler with enthusiasm and without reservation. I had very high expectations of Tyler, and he exceeded them on all fronts. I was a first-time home buyer, with some anxiety about the process, and so interviewed several realtors, all of whom were highly-recommended referrals from friends, before making my choice. All of them were great, but Tyler stood out with his deep understanding of the market and cool, easy demeanor, both of which were critical to the smooth running of the process.

  • Bruce K.

    Jackson was my realtor in DC and it was a great experience from start to finish. Jackson was clearly very knowledgeable about the market and kept up on current trends. I trusted his opinion and judgment and appreciated that he would be honest with me during the home search process. When we found the right home, he quickly negotiated for me and maintained great communication throughout the process. He was focused and goal-driven but also fun to be around while searching DC for the perfect place.

  • Douglas P.

    Shawn Breck was a perfect agent in the buying process. I was a first time home buyer but he made it a fun experience for me. Many of my friends who were buying for the first time complained about how difficult things were for them, but with Shawn everything was straightforward and easy. Shawn was very knowledgeable of the neighborhoods and the industry in general. I will definitely use the Garrison Breck Group in the future to sell your home and buy another! Highly recommend.

  • Jeff L.

    Working with Tyler on our DC condo purchase was an absolute pleasure! Through every step of the process - from our initial introduction to closing - Tyler was always incredibly clear, patient, honest, thorough, and hardworking. We had a lot of questions as first time home buyers, and Tyler was always available at a moment's notice to address our needs (I swear the guy doesn't sleep!). Look no further than Tyler when buying a home in the DC area - highly recommended!

  • Clarie C.

    Jackson was an exemplary realtor. Thanks to his careful help and cheerful optimism, I now own my very first home in Washington, D.C.! Jackson was able to see the potential in a fixer-upper apartment and worked with me to come in under asking so I had money left over for renovations. He helped with closing, mortgage, everything, and was completely enthusiastic and professional throughout. A total gem!

  • Tyler

    I am not exaggerating when I say that using Tyler to find our new home was the best decision that we made all year. We found his information on Yelp and had high expectations based on all of the positive reviews. Tyler exceeded those expectations ten-fold. If you are considering using him: do it now! You won't regret it!

  • Buyer

    Katie is a fantastic realtor who helped us navigate purchasing our first home, avoiding bad deals, and headaches. Even after we closed on our home, Katie was extremely helpful with setting up our home warranty and addressing some emergencies we had as new home owners. I cannot recommend Katie enough!

  • Thomas C.

    Tyler was an associate producer for a HGTV telelvision series and did an excellent job with regard to both research and production. I've also worked with Tyler on multiple condo conversions and his expertise was invaluable.

  • Nicole M.

    Shawn was great. He was on top of everything and found me exactly what I wanted. The process couldn't have been easier and I felt extremely confident even as a first time home owner with Shawn guiding me through.

  • Nicole

    Shawn is the best. I was a first time home buyer and he was very patient with me. I got exactly what I was looking for and he did a great job throughout the closing process.