â€œDara did an absolutely fantastic job selling our home from start to finish! She gave us great advice on pricing, staging, and as an added bonus she is a very talented photographer â€“ our house looked like a model! During the open house she kept us up to date on visitors and their feedback. Once we got an offer, Daraâ€™s excellent negotiation skills and experience in realty made the whole process of selling our home uncomplicated and seamless. Thanks to Dara we were able to list and close on the sale of our home within a month and a half! I would definitely recommend Dara for anyone looking to buy or sell a home!â€
â€œDara Nicely was such an incredible help to us moving from Ohio to Virginia! Not only was she very professional and knowledgeable about the area and housing market, but her friendliness, genuine concern for us, and helpfulness made us feel so comfortable in working with her to find the right house! She really got to know us and what we were looking for (which changed many times!), and was able to help us prioritize all of our possibilities in our limited time and visits to Virginia! Dara was also non-judgmental in our choices of what we wanted to see - scheduling all of the possibilities that we would send to her before we arrived in VA! She also took the time to tell and show us about the area, spots to shop, eat, take our kids, etc. . ., which helped us with our anxiety of leaving Ohio! We would highly recommend Dara Nicely to anyone looking to sell and/or buy a house in the Greater Richmond area!â€
My husband and I decided that as our family was expanding we needed to find a bigger home. I immediately began researching realtors. I looked at their backgrounds, education, and experience. Dara Nicely stood out in the crowd. I called her and asked if she would help us with our search and it was the best call I could have possibly made. We put Dara through a ringer and she was supportive and smiling the whole way. She sold our home in FOUR days! However, we questioned (after we got the offer) if we were really ready to sell. Dara didnâ€™t blow a fuse, she just found a way to extend our closing, so that we could get our thoughts together and find a new home. We sold that home and found our dream home. However, our dream home was a short sale, the owners hadnâ€™t lived there in months, and the house was in a state of disrepair. Needless to say, Dara was with us every step of the way. She pushed the other realtor into action, so that deadlines were met. She lined up EVERY single piece of our puzzle, until we were finally into our new home in just ninety-eight days. Ninety-eight days is impressively short for a short-sale and the process was not easy, but Dara made it as smooth as it could possibly be and she always put my worries to rest. The sellers were disorganized and I was pregnant and emotional, but nothing fazed Dara. Without hesitation, I am telling all of my friends that are looking into buying or selling a house that they need to call Dara Nicely. She answers phone calls and emails filled with questions or concerns immediately. She never rests, as she proved by responding with haste to every email and phone call on her vacation and sometimes meeting us at 8:00 at night to get paper work filled out! After over one hundred days of working with Dara, I do not have one complaint and was so thankful that my research paid off. I canâ€™t imagine having a better realtor or meeting a nicer person than Dara Nicely.
â€œDear Dara, We want to thank you for all you did to make the house sale go smoothly. You explained everything well and answered all our questions and emails promptly. When we staged the house for sale you had good ideas. You are a great photographer and I'm sure the pictures you posted on the web helped sell the house. You even came back to take more photos on a sunnier day! After the offer was made you walked us through what needed to be done to get to closing. Altogether, we are sure your assistance was instrumental in getting a viable offer in only 10 days. We will highly recommend you to others in our community.â€
â€œMy husband and I recently dived into the whole buying and selling process for the third time. Not knowing what to do since we are still â€œnewbiesâ€ to the area, we took advice from friends and acquaintances on who to work with. Unanimously, everyone said to go with Dara Nicely of Hometown Realty. We were told from the get go that she was trustworthy and honest and will work for â€œyouâ€. So we gave Dara a call knowing about a new house we wanted to buy. Now all we needed was to get our current house sold. Dara came out to our house in a timely manner to give us a CMA. We listed that night! She was very professional and took extensive care in preparing our home to be listed on various media services. She definitely had a good eye for attention to detail too. Her photographs were beyond amazing. The waiting game began on getting our house sold in hopes we would still be able to buy the new house we were interested in. It was really the luck of the draw to make both plans happen. To our surprise, we were under contract in a little over two weeks! Now what?! Our heads were spinning because now all the packing, paper work, and back and forth communication was going to be in full speed. As soon as our house went under contract, Dara immediately knew we were ready to put in an offer on the new house. She called us and met with us at the new house. All it took was some communication, and we were under contract for the new house! Both on the selling and buying end, everything happened in less than thirty days. It was crazy. Everything went off without a hitch. This happened because of our realtor, Dara. Dara Nicely is outstanding at what she does. She was always quick with communication and really makes you feel at ease with the whole buying and selling process. We are extremely satisfied with Dara and Hometown Realty. Thank you for your services and the wonderful job you did for us!â€
â€œWhen we sold our home in Ashland, Dara was our agent. We chose her because she was so highly recommended by our neighbor. They had been unable to sell their house for a long time but then they listed it with Dara, it sold quickly. When we listed our home, we really didn't have much hope that it would sell because of the market being so slow and down. Dara got people inside the house quickly and often and it was only a short time before we had a good offer and it sold. Dara was always available whenever we needed to ask her something. She responded promptly to calls and email and even made herself available when she traveled out of town. Dara is also a delight to work with and is professional and presents herself very well. You cannot go wrong if you sign up with her!â€
â€œShe worked with me to find the perfect house for me and my son. Actually she did all the work. Any question I had, day or night, how big or small, she always was there to help. She actually convinced me to go look at the house we are in now and I wasn't even that interested in it. She had taken the time to get to know me and what we needed, and it turned out to be the perfect house with wonderful neighbors and it's five minutes from school. We have fallen in love with our house and Dara too. I highly recommend her. She made it a wonderful and easy experience for us to start our new life in our great home.â€
â€œI contacted Dara Nicely out of the blue once my husband and I decided to uproot our family from Alexandria and move down towards the Richmond area. Having very little knowledge of the area and just a dream of acreage and a gorgeous home, we trusted Dara with our future. She guided us patiently over many months, teaching us about the area, showing us not only what we wanted to see, but what she thought we might like to see. She helped us find not only our home, but schools and daycare, a church, and even the best pizza we've eaten in years. She is honest and kind, with an attention to detail I have never seen before in a realtor."
â€œJust wanted to thank our wonderful realtor Dara for everything she's done in the past year to get us into a new house! She's been great and I'd recommend her to anyone!â€ Over the past 2 years Dara has done a wonderful job as our realtor. After the painful experience of losing our first house 2 days before closing she helped us get back on track when we were ready and we found an even better house in the end. She was patient with our many questions and always responded promptly. She made herself available to schedule things when we were available and as working parents that was sometimes limited! After we found our new house in February, the daunting task of selling our existing house in a down market loomed. She was always encouraging and kept a positive outlook that someone would love it! She gave us suggestions about things we could improve and was diligent about sending out competitive homes as they came on the market. Thanks Dara, you've taught us a lot and been through just about every type of sale with us, from auctions, to foreclosures, to the traditional sale of our house.â€
â€œWe had become pretty disgusted with realtors before we met you. Most only wanted to show us one house and if we didnâ€™t love it, they were done with us. Then we met you. Even though we warned you that we would be picky, and even though it took such a long time, you stuck with us. Thanks to you we found our perfect land just where we wanted it! You go above and beyond what is expected.â€
â€œDara's the best! She is super organized, detail oriented, and most importantly, patient!â€