" My husband and I cannot thank Annette enough for all of the work and guidance she provided during the process of searching for and purchasing our townhouse in Old Town Alexandria. After spending hours searching for homes online, it became very clear that we would need to work with a professional realtor in the area. We met with four realtors before signing with Annette and choosing to work with her is the best decision we could have made. Annette completely understood what we were looking for in a new home. She tirelessly answered our questions about the area and expertly coached us on home buying strategies in Old Town, which are VERY different than what we were used to. In the end, we completely relied on her extensive network to find us our perfect home. With little to no inventory available, Annette proactively reached out to potential sellers and was able to show us three different properties before they were officially listed on the market. We strongly feel that without Annette’s strong network, we would never have had been able to purchase our dream home on the exact block we were targeting. Annette advocated for us throughout the entire contract process, and coordinated the mortgage and title companies that she recommended, which made the purchasing process easier than we could have hoped for. Even after our closing, she continues to be an amazing resource and has answered questions we have had on everything from recommending contractors to vets. If you are looking for a professional who will go above and beyond to find you the exact home you are looking for, then I would recommend calling Annette today."
– Alex M and Audra F
" Annette's expert knowledge of the Old Town market and her ability to understand our needs as sellers, made us realize how fortunate we were to have her as our agent. Her consistent communication, support and guidance were invaluable. Enthusiastic, confident and caring, she is without a doubt, the consummate professional."
– Cindy and Dom P.
" "My husband's tolerance for realtors is non-existent. Then, he met Annette and was immediately won over by her expertise, deep knowledge of Old Town, and dry sense of humor. Although our search extended beyond a year as we were moving from out of town, Annette found the perfect property for us, meeting almost all of our criteria."
– Kay C. and William P.
" Our Old Town rental was sitting on the market. Our original agent suggested lowering the rent to attract potential renters. We contacted Annette to take over the listing. Not only did Annette secure well qualified renters within a month, she held fast to the rent we were asking and got it! Annette is wonderful. Her professionalism and knowledge of the Old Town market is top notch! With us moving out of the area, she ensured that this was a turn-key process and did not ask us to do anything. She even arranged to have the house cleaned!."
– Sue and Leon S.
" Annette was recommended to us by friends who had recently moved from Brussels to the D.C. area and had used her as their agent. She had given them 'exemplary service'. Rarely have we been so grateful for a referral. We had also just come over from Europe, and were new to the local market and slow to determine our preferences. Annette worked with us for five months to find our dream home within the price limit we were determined not to exceed. She did not just go the extra mile, she literally drove hundreds of extra miles to make this happen. We are indebted to her Old World sensibilities and charismatic nature."
– Boyko & Petya N.
" I have known Annette since June 2008 when I purchased my brand new condo at the Waterview condos in Arlington and she was the selling agent. She was very helpful in explaining all the details of the transaction to me. When I explained to her that I will not be living in the unit due to my extended travel overseas, she offered to help me rent it out . Within a short period she had found excellent tenants and made sure that they were well qualified. She is very knowledgeable and competent at what she does and she gets the highest rents in the area. She certainly knows the Rosslyn and Arlington area very well. Whenever I have a question, she is always there for me and is very helpful. I have been working with her ever since and I recommend her highly. She has an excellent personality and her dedication is superb."
– Nadia S.
" "When we started our search for a home, we didn't start off with Annette...and that was a big mistake on our part. She took the time to find the right "fit" for our family and was extraordinary with her attention to detail and time lines. Will go to her first next time!""
– Red and Deb M.
" "Having bought and sold several homes in Alexandria since 1997, I have worked with half a dozen different realtors and I can say without a doubt that Annette was the best. It wasn’t that the other realtors were bad - they were all very competent, but Annette distinguished herself by appropriately staging the property, putting together outstanding marketing materials, and negotiating the highest price ever paid in my neighborhood for my type of property in 2010 when the market was awash in supply. She is keenly tuned into market conditions and will advise you, based on supply and sales, on how to get the most out of your home. Homes are by far the biggest investments most of us make in a lifetime and for as long as I remain in the area, I will continue to use and recommend Annette"."
– Kevin K.
" Annette is a true professional; giving good advice, always willing to listen, and never failing to follow through. Thanks to her dedication, my house sold within 2 weeks. It was a pleasure to work with her."
– Shelby W.
" During our home search, Annette brought her extensive experience to bear to help us understand and establish our requirements. She demonstrated incredible patience as we researched many properties and put us under absolutely no pressure. Annette was fundamental in us finding our ideal home at the right price. She proved to be an expert guide through the whole purchasing process. Quite simply, if we were in the market again, she would be our agent of choice."
– Elena and Joe D.
" We highly recommend Annette. As first time home buyers, we were unfamiliar with the process. Annette took the time to explain the nuances of home buying, ensured we viewed different types and styles of homes within our target price range, and answered all our questions. She was always available by phone, text message, email, and in person, and she made a difficult and complex process, easy and rewarding. We will definitely call on her again for our next home! "
– Jeff and Antonette S.
" “Annette demonstrated unparalleled perseverance and depth of knowledge regarding renting, purchasing, financing, and property management. It is rare to find such extensive experience and work ethic in one person. My husband and I arrived from Scotland, with a baby on the way, and with no knowledge of the area or idea of what sort of house we should consider renting or buying, and little experience regarding financing. Annette worked tirelessly on our behalf. She always had a professional and cheerful manner, and quickly responded, regardless of how busy her day had been, with sound practical advice in all areas of concern based on careful and thorough consideration of our personal circumstances. She was endlessly patient, relentlessly perseverant, and eternally optimistic as we viewed house after house, and quick to present us with new options as they emerged across the market - sometimes even ahead of listing. Her advice and contacts were a great help in finding our future home and making sure the offer was well conceived and submitted promptly. She helped us arrange financing, subsequently rented the house to well qualified tenants when we were transferred, and arranged for professional property management compliant with Virginia law and best business practices. Her advice has proven to be valid in all areas. We can highly recommend her”.
– Fiona and Brison E.
" Annette is an excellent realtor and did an outstanding job in marketing my rental property. She quickly found a superb tenant for my Old Town Alexandria townhouse and rented the property on an extended lease at a very good rate. She is very detail oriented so I understood what she was doing at every step of the way. She expedited all of the paperwork and covered all bases. I would definitely choose Annette for future real estate needs. She's the #1 agent in several categories for a reason."
– Greg V.
" In my estimation, after having worked with several other realtors, Annette Hinaman is without a doubt the best realtor I have worked with in the Washington D.C. region. I consider Annette a find not only because of her expert understanding of the Arlington and Washington D.C. luxury market, but because of her professionalism and dedication. She is responsive, thorough, flexible, knowledgeable, conscientious, and seeks to maintain a lifetime relationship with her clients - not just a quick deal. That is of course reflected in her services. Annette is reliable. Long after our contract with Annette had closed, she accepted and responded quickly to calls and other forms of communications from us from overseas that were real estate related but independent of her previous services. She is the ultimate professional, and the first real estate professional to spring to mind whenever anything related to real estate is mentioned by friends or colleagues. I am proud to have worked with her and provide my strongest recommendation."
– Naomi and Everett S.
" Annette was clearly the best and right choice for us. She was our trusted adviser and strong advocate from the first meeting until final closing. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home."
– Debbie and Rich H.
" Annette exceeded all of our expectations. She is simply the smartest, most savvy real estate agent that we have ever worked with, and we would not hesitate to use her again."
– Jerry B and Lew H.
" We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did handling the purchase of our new home this month. When we first moved here last year from Chicago, you helped us find a great rental in just two days. That's when we knew we wanted to use you again for our next home purchase. We've worked with several other realtors in the past, some of them quite effective, but none of them were as good you have been. You were able to quickly pick up on our needs and preferences, and then find properties that were worth our consideration.
We were especially pleased with your willingness to offer us your honest views without ever pushing us, which really helped us to avoid some possible mistakes. We also appreciated your understanding and patience, especially when we got the "homebuyers' jitters." Each time we struggled, you knew exactly what to do as a professional to help. As a result, you got us through the whole endeavor with relative ease. Your suggestions when we were making our offer enabled us to come to a very fair price with the owners after just one counter offer.
We will recommend you to our friends and colleagues, and frankly, we wouldn't think of using anyone else for our next home purchase or sale. Thanks again, Annette!
– Glen W and Joe B
" Annette is true professional who knows the real estate market and provides a landlord, seller or buyer with the information required to make the correct choice on a home. In 2011, she guided me through the home buying process and worked with my wife and I while we were living outside the U.S. and, upon our arrival, were able to find a house and write a contract the same day. Now that we are transferring out of the area, her acumen resulted in our home being rented within the first week it was listed. Forget all other agents – just go with Annette."
– John S. and Jennifer S