Client Testimonials

Cindy Conroy

Jan 24, 2013

Hiring Margaret Benghauser to be my realtor ranks right up there with one of the best decisions I ever made. I was under a deadline to sell my property. Margaret and her colleague, Colleen, gently made suggestions about what needed to be done to have my home look its best and see the property, not what was in it. I followed her lead and made the suggested changes. It turned out to be critical to the sale of my property. I told her what I needed out of the sale, she listened and worked to make it happen, keeping me informed and being honest with me as to what was realistic. Margaret was responsive when I had questions, regardless of how mundane. She calmed my fears when I became anxious. When I became nervous, she became more patient. My home sold in a very tough market for the asking price in less than six weeks! Margaret Benghauser is worth every penny and more. I cannot say enough or adequately express how grateful I am for all her hard work on my behalf. Anyone selling or buying a property would be lucky to have Margaret working with them. Hiring her will be a decision you will never regret!

T. & E. Mackie

Margaret was a dream comes true. She went well beyond the call of duty, waiting in the rain for inspectors, coordinating repairs, and other necessary inconveniences. All while displaying professionalism, integrity, and a pleasant unwavering smile. We not only got a superior realtor, we now have a trusted friend.

Col. Joseph Marston

"Last Spring, I asked Margaret Benghauser to sell my beautiful and architecturally distinct house in Alexandria. Despite a rapidly changing housing market and the unique nature of my "one-off", single level contemporary, Ms. Benghauser quickly determined its fair market value, marketed it in appropriate media, provided useful ideas on "prepping" my house for sale, and conducted an exceptional open house. Needless to say, my house was quickly sold. I found Ms. Benghauser exceptionally competent, unusually patient, and, equally important, easy to work with -- the consummate real estate professional. I strongly recommend Ms. Benghauser to homeowners who demand only the finest real estate professional to sell their homes." Joe Marston Alexandria, VA

Valerie and Brian Kelly

Brian and I never had the chance to properly thank you for being such a wonderful part of our first home buying experience. We loved working with you and it was great to have your experience, patience and wisdom throughout the entire process. We love the house! Thank you for everything. I also wanted to let you know that I referred you to my friend. She will be calling you soon. Valerie and Brian Kelly Alexandria, VA


Quoted from Christmas letter… After 7 years, we decided to take the plunge and sell our townhouse in Old Town. It was tough to part with our first home, but the time was right. We worked with a great agent who helped us sell our house in eight days! After a couple of months of searching on our own, our agent helped us find the perfect neighbourhood and house. Jaelith and David Rivera Alexandria, VA

Cameron Station owner

Margaret Benghauser handled the sale of our Cameron Station townhouse with professionalism and ease! She went above and beyond from holding open houses to helping us find a rental condo. I would recommend Margaret to anyone selling or buying a home in Northern Virginia. Donna Anderson Alexandria, VA

Rob and Alyssa Sherman

We were extremely impressed with Margaret’s efforts to find us the house we wanted at a price we could afford. She worked tirelessly to acquaint us with the area and patiently answered our endless questions. Once we decided what we were looking for, Margaret worked hard, and went beyond the MLS listings, to be sure that we dot it. Throughout the process, Margaret was friendly, professional, and accessible, and she never pressured us to buy before we were ready or to spend more than we could afford. Rob and Alyssa Sherman Alexandria, VA

Tom Armstrong

To Whom it May Concern: Margaret both sold my old house and found me a new house. Margaret’s vast experience, and depth of knowledge, eliminated the stress typically accompanying these transactions and any potential interferences in my work life. I can recommend her services enthusiastically, without any hesitation or qualification. In the sale of my old house, Margaret advised on how to maximize the house’s appeal to potential buyers (for which I am deeply indebted and she has impeccable taste), negotiated the sale contract (I sold for above list price) and ratifying the contract and dealing with a very difficult agent all while I was on holiday in Italy. In helping me buy my new house, Margaret was considerate of some special(and admittedly idiosyncratic) demands of mine, and patiently and carefully focused my search. For the house that I ended up buying, Margaret crafted an offer that was appealing to the seller’s time restrictions while protecting my interest, an often tricky maneuver in today’s market. In the process of buying the house, Margaret introduced me to a banker and insurance broker who organized mortgage and insurance packages that truly accommodated my circumstances. She is currently in the process of receiving estimates for, and scheduling painting, floor refinishing and other work that I plan to undertake in my new home. In the meantime, because the sellers of my new house won’t be able to move out until after settlement, I am renting space which Margaret found for me. Over the course of a weekend, while I was out of town on business, Margaret found a condo for me to rent, at a very reasonable price, organized a mover to pack up my old house and move my belongings into storage. Margaret’s knowledge of the Alexandria market and her network of support (mortgage bankers, insurance brokers, craftsmen) have been valuable and I know from my conversations with Margaret and observing her with other clients that however special I may view myself, Margaret provides personalized attention to each of her clients from which I benefited. Enjoy your search for you new home, and enjoy making a new friend in Margaret Tom Armstrong General Counsel for Appropriation Law US Government Accountability Office

J. & T. Megin

We cannot thank you enough for all of the time and hard work you put into making sure we got our home. It has been an extremely long process (short sale), but you have been our advocate the entire time. Thank you for your patience. We truly appreciate all you have done for us!

J. & D. River

After 7 years, we decided to take the plunge and sell our townhouse in Old Town. It was tough to part with our first home, but the time was right. We worked with a great agent who helped us sell our house in eight days! After a couple of months of searching on our own, our agent helped us find the perfect neighbourhood and house.

P. & R. Byrd

Margaret, thank you so much for your assistance and support in the buying and selling of our homes. We consider you a friend and someone we want to keep in our lives.