Testimonials

Ellen Grace & Geoff – March 2017

Byrd is clearly very experienced and knowledgable about the Charlottesville area. Because of her and some divine intervention, we managed to see a “coming soon” house before it was on the market, and ended up putting in an offer the day it went on the market. It was accepted despite other offers on the table. We are so thankful for her help!

Emmeline & Ross – January 2017

With the expert guidance and help from Byrd Abbott, we were able to sell a property in Palmyra, VA in record time during the winter months. This property was a second home and it was great to have someone like Byrd help with getting the property ready for sale while we were not on site. Byrd went above and beyond to ensure that the house was in the best of shape, well staged and priced just right. We got an interested buyer from the only open house scheduled and the sale was completed within one month. It was a pleasure working with Byrd and we highly recommend her services.

​Mary Beth & Frank – February 2016​

Over the past 13 years Byrd Abbott has been our trusted realtor who assisted us in buying two homes, a condo for my parents and an investment property. She also assisted and enabled us to sell two properties. Buying and Selling homes can be a very stressful time, however, with each real estate transaction she was a calming influence with a wealth of knowledge. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Byrd​

Elizabeth & Kevin – November 2015

Byrd helped us find our home in Charlottesville, VA. We found her to be very pleasant, attentive and professional. We recommend her without reservation.

Jim & Sheila – September 2014

“Byrd was fantastic to work with from day one! We always felt comfortable each time we met with Byrd. We knew she was looking out for our best interest!”

Brett & Sujatha – July 2007 – August 2014

“Byrd is just great. She is thoroughly professional and also friendly, knowledgeable and so hard working. She just “gets it done”!”

Richard & Betty – September 2013

“Byrd handled the buying and selling of our homes seamlessly. Our family, friends and neighbors were so impressed!”

Craig – June 2012 – October 2013

“I especially appreciated the manor in which Byrd and her team located and hired tradesmen to make repairs and improvements to make my property very marketable in a tough real estate market.”

Maria – Mar 2011

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help in selling our property.
Having to manage the sale from a distance was daunting and I was dreading the whole affair. As soon as I spoke to you the first time I felt we were in good hands, and I was right. Not only did you sell the condo (which as you remember had been languishing on the market for ages when you took over) you dealt with all kinds of tangential issues – the management company, the refrigerator, the badly-timed HVAC meltdown, the bizarre offer from the shifty person… and all this for a poky little one-bedroom condo, that was surely among the least interesting of the properties you were handling at the time!

At the same time as taking all these tiresome and stressful extra tasks off my hands (without ever making a big deal about it) you were wonderful about communication: I always felt like I knoew just what was going on, and was confident that you were keeping our interests at heart. Your advice was clear and helpful, but I never felt any pressure from you.

I most particularly appreciate that you have stayed so closely involved with the sale after your change of office, dealing with the last minute flooring crisis without losing us a penny, and steering us through the business of closing from a distance.”

Alan & Vicki – Mar 2011

“Byrd Abbott took over the sale of our mother’s house after we had a disappointing experience listing it with another real estate agent. Byrd quickly demonstrated that she was a total professional; she knew the local market and she also came up with very creative ideas to improve the outdated floor plan without doing major remodeling. She then recommended different professionals needed to do the job and she coordinated them all. Because our mother had already moved to a retirement home and we live out of state, Byrd essentially acted as a general contractor although this isn’t normally expected of a realtor. She paid attention to every detail, including suggesting a new way to stage the house that was more appropriate to our target market than the original staging. In addition to all this, she also helped resolve various real estate problems as they arose, including an encroaching fence as well as a sewer line easement issue. One potential sale fell through at the last minute, but Byrd was right there with suggestions on how we could recoup some of the money that was lost while the house was off the market by doing a bit more updating and re-listing at a higher price. As usual, her advice was golden. We felt she went far beyond what a real estate agent would normally be expected to do, it’s impossible to imagine how any other realtor could improve upon the professionalism and level of service that Byrd provides. She has our highest and unqualified recommendation.”

Wei & Mary – Sept 2010

“We are so blessed to have had Byrd to help us sell the house. We learned a lot from you, and your loving care of your clients touches our heart! We are very happy to know you and believe that you will continue to bless those who come to know you.”

Darrell – Sept 2010

“Hi Byrd. While I’m certain it won’t be the last time I talk or see you, I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making this purchase in Crozet as transparent and stressfree as any of my 6 or 7 moves around the country. I’m looking forward to getting there as soon as possible and enjoying the Charlottesville area and the folks.”

Kiran – Dec 2010

“Thank you for the excellent attention and care you gave to the Chesterfield and Rainier houses this year. Once again you filled them with stellar families who not only care for the houses diligently but who also fill them with music 🙂 I’m truly grateful for your help in making this endeavor a success.”

Anon – Mar 2008

“We are so appreciative of the time & energy you spent working with us to find a new home. Your patience and kindness towards us was above & beyond any ‘realtor/client’ relationship, and I will never forget that :)¨

Asoka – Sept 2008

“Thanks for everything. We admire your meticulousness, tolerance, and higher standard of ethics.”

John – Nov 2008

“I would like to commend Mrs Byrd Abbott on the way business and my personal interest was handled in the recent purchase and closing of my home … I worked with Mrs. Abbott for over one year, and she was tireless and always pleasant. During the stress of negotiation, Byrd knew when to speak and when not to speak as things became personal from time to time. She was consistently professional, personable, and avaible. I just want to say that she demonstrated a remarkable talent for her business, and I want to sincerely express my gratitude.”

Laura & Norman – Aug 2007

“You’ve been a great help to us in many ways, and we appreciate all the many extras you did on our behalf in making our relocation go as smoothly as possible. Thank you so much for being a true professional, which we will always remember!”

PL – Sept 2007

“…I am very appreciative of your superb efforts on this sale. I thought the probability of this transaction coming to fruition was, at best, a long shot. I am quite certain it would not have happened without your patience and perseverance.”

Linda – Aug 2006

“Byrd’s negotiation skills in the purchase of the house resulted in an incredible balance in my favor. Her knowledge not only of the area but of all the associated interactions of realty made this transaction as problem-free as I could have wished it…. Byrd made me feel as if I were her only client and the most important project on her agenda. She always responded in a positive, friendly and encouraging manner that would mask the intense pressure of due dates and time lines for making all the required elements come together.”

Jon & Peggy, VA – Jan 2005

“Just a note to say thank you for your exceptional service that we received from you. You’re very thoughtful with your helpful hints and advice. You made the whole thing, from questions and answers to purchasing and closing the house, go so smoothly and less stressful. You’re more than a realtor, you’re a friend. We appreciate all your time, efforts, and help with this purchase. It was truly our pleasure.”

Helen – Sept 2005

“Thank you especially for all your hard work in getting the house sold. You really went out of your way to make sure EVERYTHING was in in order the place always in top shape. If it weren’t for your efforts and initiative, we would not have been able to close within three weeks after the offer was accepted. It is amazing how you did it in that short period of time during which we were out of town, where long distance communication were oftentimes very difficult. You are such a CAN-DO person! You did an excellent job in representing us. Thank you!”