Client TestimonialsBonnie was extremely helpful and attentive during my home search. She was thoughtful in finding properties that matched my exact needs and wants. Her decades of experience were invaluable when it came to knowing what DC neighborhoods were best to focus my search around. During the buying process, Bonnie guided me through step-by-step - addressing all questions and concerns in a timely manner. As a first time homebuyer I couldn’t have asked for more! Would definitely recommend Bonnie and Courtney to any friends or family searching in the DMV.
"Bonnie did an awesome job finding us our first home. She is from the area which is a huge bonus. She found the property before it went live and got us in the see it before anyone else got a chance. We made a strong offer with her guidance and they accepted within 24 hours! She was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, and even got us some great contractors to help with some minor repairs needed once we moved in. She still checks in periodically to make sure we are settling in well. We will definitely work with her again and will recommend her to our friends & family."
“Bonnie listened to me and developed a very good sense of what I was looking for — she was always available and very patient. She also helped to keep me balanced and temper enthusiasm with reality. Bonnie was such a professional who really went the extra mile — she found me a great house and a great deal."
“Liked your honesty; your ability to think and move quickly; your tenacity to get the deal done fairly, and with care for my interests...”
“Bonnie was always there for us, she was never pushy and she shared her knowledge and always thought of our best interests. She always kept in touch with us throughout the entire process.”
-Erich & Gabriela S.
“Bonnie was extremely knowledgeable about the various Alexandria communities, she was very patient, and followed through with everything.”
-Catherine & Kevin R.
“Very helpful, knowledgeable, available, friendly, professional. You’re the best! Thanks!”
-Steve & Libby L.
“One of the very finest Realtors® in our long experience of buying and selling properties.”
-Bill & Sharon C.
“Knowledgeable, business oriented, friendly, informative, and flexible. Communicated regularly and clearly, worked very hard. Many thanks, for a job well done.”
“Straightforward, thorough and very knowledgeable. You always found answers about anything we wanted to know. You were friendly and supportive throughout the entire process.”
-Dean & Sherry E.
“Friendly, thorough, efficient and always available.”
“Friendly assistance! Thanks for always being available, responding to questions quickly & thoroughly, and making me feel like this deal was important to you! You were terrific! Thanks for making this process run smoothly! I’m very happy I found you!”
“Very professional and thorough job of creating brochures and general “buzz” on our property. Got the job done.”
“No pressure regarding buying a particular home; hands-on throughout purchasing process. You were invaluable to us in the purchase of our new home and sale of our current home!”
-Susie & Eric L.
“The outreach and advertising was great! Excellent job. I would recommend you to friends and family because you get the job done.”
“Very friendly & responsive to our needs. Not pushy or aggressive, which we really liked. Patient and easy to talk to. It was a pleasure to deal with Bonnie. I would definitely recommend Bonnie to friends — she knows the area well!”
-Steve & Elisabeth D.
“Bonnie did a great job marketing our house! She developed a plan and it worked like a charm. The house sold in 3 days for over asking price! The marketing pamphlet was great too! Thank you for all your hard work!"
-Jeff & Maggie J.
“Thank you, for all your perseverance & patience. You have been an angel to me! Bonnie is a very pleasant person, very easy and a pleasure to work with. I especially appreciated her patience. She is great!!! She made it so easy for me.”
“I loved her! In this commission driven business, I really felt like Bonnie protected my interests and goals, even from a long distance. I would recommend Bonnie to others in a heartbeat! “
“I would like to take this opportunity to express our satisfaction to the outstanding job that Bonnie did in helping us find our first home. She was very patient during the process of choosing listings and never hesitated to share her extensive knowledge and experience with us. During this time I always felt as if I was talking to a friend that genuinely cared for our well-being.”
"Over the course of the year+ we were looking for our first home, Bonnie showed us so many houses and really strove to find one that would exactly fit what we wanted. She was very patient and guided us throughout the whole process. We were very happy with her recommendations for other services (mortgage, title, home inspection) too. Enjoyed working with her and are thrilled with our new home!"
“Bonnie did an excellent all around job, but particularly proved invaluable with her staging abilities. She was so knowledgeable about the market and specific neighborhood in which we were selling and we’re so pleased with how quickly and smoothly the entire sale went through.”
-Aaron & Stacie M.
“I am writing to let you know how pleased we were with Bonnie Rivkin’s expertise during our recent home selling and buying experience. We were initially referred to Bonnie through USAA Movers Advantage Program. They gave us a couple of names, but I could tell immediately that Bonnie was a good fit for us and I recognized her from her signs and ads in the Alexandria community.”
When Bonnie first came to meet me in April, our house was a typical kid-filled mess in need of preparation for selling. We weren’t ready to list at that time, but she gave me good advice and contractor referrals. Months later, she helped us stage the home and negotiate the purchase of our new home and take care of countless details. She proved to be a true professional and advocate for our best interests. (We had some very interesting last minute blunders!) Even months after our move she has checked in to see how we are doing and how our home warranty are has served us.”
“I am happy to be a reference for Bonnie. After speaking with acquaintances who have had less favorable experiences with their real estate agents, my husband and I are even more appreciative of Bonnie’s talents.”
“Bonnie Rivkin was an absolutely amazing professional to work with me in my home buying process. She is top-notch! Her website is informative and a very useful tool. She is the only Realtor® I will use or recommend for DC or Virginia."
“Bonnie’s knowledge of the area was impressive and she guided me to areas I didn’t even know about. Also, she honestly answered every question I had, not matter how silly. Without Bonnie’s assistance the entire home buying process would have been much more daunting.”
“Awesome knowledge of local area, good research and flexible scheduling. Worked hard to get us into properties. We always felt she wanted the best possible outcome for us. Thanks for the great experience, we love our new home.”
“What I liked about Bonnie is how professional and knowledgeable she is. She treated me wonderfully even though I am not a high end client. Working with Bonnie was an incredible experience. She has a great website with helpful tools.”
"Bonnie was incredibly responsive, friendly and helpful throughout the home search and closing process. I feel very fortunate to have found Bonnie. Bonnie went above and beyond in every step of the home buying process. I would be happy to provide a reference to future clients!"
"Bonnie provided constant communication, fast action and did a great job of staging. Thank you for everything!"
"Bonnie’s level of expertise about pricing, negotiating and the marketplace was outstanding. Ease of communication and immediate response whether by email or phone call. Very professional coordination of closing details and referrals to the right professionals. Thank you Bonnie for your guidance during the entire selling /buying process. You really know what you are doing and always go the extra mile.”
"1) Bonnie gave good advice on pricing. 2) Did way more to help with sales than usual. 3) Very tenacious 4) Very pleasant and easy to work with. Could not have done a better job - my respect and my thanks."
"We put a contract on 5 acres in Lorton. By the time Bonnie and our settlement attorney were done we had 11 acres for no additional money. Bonnie worked above and beyond on this particular property and there were a lot of issues that came up and had to be worked out and talked through. She handled every aspect and kept us in the loop the entire time. We will use Bonnie for our real estate needs again. Trust is a huge issue with us and we trust Bonnie and very much appreciate her work ethic."
-James & Valerie A.
"I loved, loved, loved working with Bonnie. She never, ever made me feel as if I was a nuisance - which I know I was, as I'm a Technophobe! She just called me in and got everything going so that I could choose and ultimately find a great house. She is fun and professional and made sure I saw everything that was available and then some! This was our 26th move and working with Bonnie was our easiest and smoothest transaction!"
-M & K Stentiford
"Bonnie was extremely responsive at all times. I would absolutely work with her again. I was very happy with Bonnie's timely responses and informative contact lists. She is a professional and very well informed."
-Betsy Anne H.
"From the minute I met Bonnie, I knew that she would be the perfect person to lead us through this complex process."
"Bonnie is always available and accessible - an excellent Realtor®. Two years ago Bonnie helped sell our home of twenty years. She was so helpful, we asked her to be our agent again when we found our new home. Hiring Bonnie is always a win-win situation - she is exemplary!"
"Bonnie is congenial, responsive and hard working. Just a superb real estate experience."
"Bonnie is dependable, practical and caring. She worked with my husband and I, via internet for a month prior to us visiting Virginia to look at housing. She chose the perfect portfolio of home selections for us to view. Bonnie helped us purchase our dream home in Old Town!"
-Catherine & Stephen U.
"Great job working through "long distance" challenges. I truly appreciate and valued her opinion on listings since my only perspective was through the internet."