Our Happy Customers

  • Mr. Andresen did a fantastic job managing all aspects of my Condo sale. He scheduled and oversaw about $20K in upgrades and turned around and sold the property in 1 day, at the open house! There were alot of moving parts with the condo HOA fees, parking stickers, etc – Mr. Andresen had everything  under control. I strongly recommend him to any buyers or sellers. I also used property management services from Mr. Andresen’s team for almost 10 years while I was renting the property – I also recommend these services to anyone who wants to offload tenant hassles to the pros!

    Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Mclean, VA
  • Are helped us with the sale of one condo and the rental of another in the Tyson’s Corner areas. I found his knowledge of the local market to be outstanding. He provided us with excellent guidance towards some needed renovation of the condo we planned to sell, offered good advice on pricing,  and did a great job vetting potential buyers and renters. His communications via email or phone was always focused and right the point. My investment partners and I could not be happier with Are.

    Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Sterling, VA.
  • Are Andersen of Soldsense is unrivaled in my book as the ultimate Realtor you want to have on your side in any real estate transaction! He just sold the fourth rental property for me and all at top price! I always call him first to advise me on where to most effectively spend my money in  modernizing the property. He knows the various markets and what buyers are looking for and gives great advice. After following his advice, with ongoing assistance from him, he prepares a great listing write-up and takes beautiful, professional pictures of the property, to use online and in a most attractive brochure. Are carefully analyses past sells and the current competition and suggests a listing price. He takes the time to explain and discuss his reasoning and I find that following his advice really works out in my best interests! Then he helped me stage the property, using some of his own ornaments and immediately after listing, held an open house. Everything he did was so effective that I received an offer the first day and sold at the listing price. He negotiated very effectively throughout the sale process. Are Andersen is honest, smart, and very personable, which are great attributes to have working for you. As you can tell, I am thrilled with what Are has helped me accomplished and give him my highest recommendation!

    Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 in Alexandria, VA
  • Are and his team were fantastic. Are understands the N.Va market, has excellent communication skills & follow throughs, provided great advise in doing the necessary upgrades in getting the top price for us. Are has access to contractors that came in “handy”. I would give them an A+.

    Sold a Multi Family home in 2017 in Mclean, VA.
  • I would highly recommend Are and Liezel. They handled the sale of my house, outside of the prime selling time of year with diligence, expertise and a personal touch that I very much appreciated.
    They utilized their large network of contractors to ensure that the house was in excellent condition before going on the market and to handle last-minute fixes that were needed to finalize the sale. Their perseverance and personal touch ensured that the right buyer was found and an agreement was easily reached.
    What could have been a time-consuming and frustrating process for the sellers, was instead an opportunity to work with two excellent, hard-working and caring professionals who went the extra mile.

    Noelle M, Falls Church VA
  • Are and Liz assisted me in both managing my condo and then selling the condo.  Management was fantastic as I had a steady rental income without the hassle of dealing with renters, repairs, etc.  The management fees were very reasonable.

    Are and Liz then managed the entire sales process, soup to nuts.  They helped identify the best improvements/investments to make prior to putting the condo on the market, to maximize profit and minimize time on the market.  I recall we had an offer within a few days of listing, in a very competitive market (multiple condos with identical layouts for sale at the same time).  The negotiation with the buyer was handled effortlessly!  All the paperwork was digitized, online, and very easy to process.

    I strongly recommend Are and Liz if you need a real estate professional.

    Brian Q, Falls Church
  • I have to admit, as a Owner who tried selling a unit by myself “FSBO” and having reservations to entertain the realtors, It was a right decision for us to list and listen to Are. It truly was a pleasure working with Him. His accurate pricing and timely efforts made it to sell our unit in a very short period of time, even during the time which market was changing on a daily & weekly basis.

    Idylwood Towers Seller
  • I am a retired lawyer living in Florida. I recently had to sell a condominium in Northern Virginia which belonged to a relative who passed away. Are and his wife took care of everything and we had the unit listed, painted, sold and closed in under 3 months. Everything went as smoothly as I could hope for and I never met Are until the closing. I am now involved in real estate in South Florida as an agent and I give Are my highest recommendation.

    Idylwood Towers Seller
  • Ares’ actions as a real estate agent were the mark of a professional, and far exceeded any obligations he had in preparing my home for sale. I live 3,000 miles away from McLean, and he maintained contact with contractors, plumbers, rental tenants and myself tirelessly. He treated all parties with courtesy and enthusiasm for his work. I will refer him to any of my friends, and would welcome any contact from any of Ares’ potential clients. Thank you again, Are, for your positive attitude and thoroughness.

    McLean Seller
  • Are, was very knowledgeable about the real estate in the area. Very friendly, helpful, and a great sense of humor. Would do anything to make your search for real estate easier. I will definitely steer people in his direction who are trying to buy or sell in this area.

    McLean Seller
  • Mr. Andresen did a fantastic job managing all aspects of my Condo sale. He scheduled and oversaw about $20K in upgrades and turned around and sold the property in 1 day, at the open house! There were alot of moving parts with the condo HOA fees, parking stickers, etc – Mr. Andresen had everything under control. I strongly recommend him to any buyers or sellers. I also used property management services from Mr. Andresen’s team for almost 10 years while I was renting the property – I also recommend these services to anyone who wants to offload tenant hassles to the pros!

    Home seller McLean
  • I truly enjoyed working with Are and having his guidance throughout the process of buying my first home. He was very flexible in working around my work situation in a way that was convenient for me. For this being my first home purchase, Are put my mind at ease and helped me understand the details of the negotiations and my options to proceed that were in my best interest. Are was professional, experienced, and very reliable. I fully recommend him to anyone looking to buy property.

    Manassas Homebuyer
  • I retained Are and his wife and teammate, Liezel to rent one of my condos recently. They found a tenant very quickly at a rental rate we are happy with. Throughout the entire process, I found them to be upmost professional, knowledgeable and courteous. In fact, Are went beyond the call of duty to assist me with another real estate transaction as a courtesy. I highly recommend Are and Liezel for sale and purchase of real property in this area.

    Gates of McLean
  • Are Andresen at Soldsense did an incredible job selling my house. He was fast, friendly, and very helpful in showing me how to get my property ready to sell. His marketing program did a fantastic job showing what I had to offer. I always felt that Are was looking out for my best interest and a phone call away so I could relax in the process. In a time where the market is taking a downturn Are got me several competitive bids and the house sold. If you are looking to buy or sell a property I very strongly recommend Soldsense.

    Brittany Parc of Tysons Seller
  • I really appreciate your services. Anytime when I called you or emailed you, you always responded quickly. The strategy to sell my condo you had was based on the benefits the seller would have got, and you never pushed me to reduce the price for quick sale. I enjoyed your weekly real estate marketing report, the listings of condos in Gates of McLean and your analysis. All these information helped me decide my own strategy. I would say that you are a super Real Estate agent, and I would like to recommend you to my friends if they are looking for the agents.

    Gates of Mclean Seller
  • I first listed my condo in early 2006 using a Realtor that did not guide me in the right direction. The condo was listed for close to 6 months – three open houses did not help (nobody came for the open houses.) I then I took it off the market and relisted it after 3 months (through the same Realtor) and still the same situation continued. I then came to know about Are Andresen and listed through him. To my surprise, there were 27 showing in the first month and two offers. I could ratify a contract of my choice within 2 months of the listing. Not only just doing the listing, he guided me and helped me each and every step of the process, such as fixing the house etc. I mean literally he helped my by bringing his tool set! He was there whenever I had any questions. I wish I had used the services of Are Andresen earlier. If he is your Realtor, listen to him and you will sell your house in no time!

    Woodburn Village Seller
  • Are was very professional and provided excellent service. He always kept us updated and we are completely satisfied. We recommend him sincerely!

    Woodburn Village Seller
  • Prior to selling my condo, I met with multiple real estate agents to get a comprehensive perspective on my options for representation. From my first meeting with Are, he easily differentiated himself from the competition with his knowledge of the market, his confidence that he would get my home sold at a great price, and his enthusiasm to make this process as easy for me as possible. It was apparent that he understood the real estate market in Virginia and, more specifically, the factors affecting sales in my complex (The Gates of McLean). He was always extremely responsive and placed my priorities first. After signing the agreement, I felt very comfortable that I was making the best decision in using his services. Although we did not know it at the time, I was listing my home during one of the most difficult selling markets in years. Combine this with the fact that I was moving across the country and distracted by all of the activities around such a move, and this could have been an extremely painful process. That was not the case. Are was always there to take care of everything whether it was fixing a sink, meeting a repairman, communicating with the HOA, or checking up on my home. He was always wiling to go the extra mile. And throughout the sales process, Are was always willing to work with me to make sure that I felt that everything was being done to get my home sold at the best possible value. This included hosting multiple open houses, listening (and responding) to my ideas about updated marketing, and using creative methods to drive foot traffic to my home. Ultimately, we sold my unit, and I am very pleased with the end result. I don’t believe that any of the other agents could have managed this process better. I would highly recommend Are for your real estate needs and I would without hesitation call on him in the future. Thank you, Are

    Gates of Mclean Seller
  • I would give Are & Liz a 5 Star + rating! Are Andresen made the hold process so stress free for me. From the advice on how to prepare my condo for highest sale price through the negotiating process and settlement, he was always available to answer my questions and give sound advice. He was always pleasant, professional and so very knowledgeable. I have bought and sold properties in the past and this was my best experience. I definitely am recommending Soldsense Realty to my friends and I will be using them in any future realestate transactions. From listing date to settlement date in under two months and my condo sold for highest price of any in the community in over a year – you can’t beat that!

    Annandale Seller
  • Are guided us in getting our old home ready for showing on the market. Without his input, we would not have known what to focus on to show the house in its best possible light. In addition, he aggressively marketed the house and helped us sell it at a great price. We were able to get top dollar for our home and well above our asking price.” “When we looked for a new home, he always gave us the pros and cons of each part of the house. He was integral in making the settlement experience for the sellers and buyers as smooth as possible. He always was on top of problems and was great at thwarting/resolving mishaps. For such a stressful experience of buying and selling a home, Are helped make it a smooth and easy experience as possible. We have worked with other realtors in the past and have found Are to be the most helpful and knowledgeable. He will look out for your best interest with integrity.

    Arlington and Fair Lakes
  • Are and Liz – Thank you so very much for your superb professional assistance in helping me find my new home. Your knowledge of the area, the trends, and future planning in the area were instrumental in helping me make the right decision. Further, I found your accessibility unparalleled in all of my (six) home buying experiences. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs knowledgeable professionals that take the time and effort to know their client and make the right match. Thanks again!

    Tysons Corner Homebuyer
  • During the past twenty years, my wife and I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions in the Northern VA area. We have worked with many brokers from both a buyer and seller perspective. Are is the best we have worked with from either a buyer or seller point of view. You get a distinct impression that he is working for you. Whether your question, or request, is by email or phone call, Are responds immediately and takes action to follow up with whatever the issue may be. Our last transaction involved the sale of a condo in a challenging market from a seller’s perspective. Are coordinated everything with all parties; from ensuring that proper IRS 1031 transaction forms were in order, to confirming electrical and plumbing problems were fixed in our condo. Are even completed some of the repairs himself to ensure the deal closed on time! I guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with Are’s real estate services and would be glad to provide additional details for anyone who would like to give me a call.

    Annandale Seller
  • I have worked with Are several times since 2005, when I referred him to a professional real estate investor for whom he served as a realtor in purchasing a house in the DC area. She said of all the years she had been in the commercial real estate business, Are was the best realtor she had ever worked with. Since then Are has assisted me in buying a house and my daughter in selling her house. Moreover he has helped a family friend make a short sale under very difficult circumstances. He is a jewel in the real estate business

    Arlington, Vienna and Great Falls
  • Are helped me sell my condo in late 2013 and the experience was great. First of all, I got full asking price and we had a quick close. Second, he was professional, down-to-earth, savvy and proved to be trustworthy. In retrospect, I feel that he was always acting with my best interests in mind.

    Fountains at McLean
  • In September 2009 I used Soldsense Realty to purchase a home in Fairfax, Virginia.

    In the past 18 months I have bought several investment properties and have worked with multiple different agents and brokers in the NOVA area. This was my first transaction with Soldsense and I can certainly say that it was by far the best one.

    Are’s dedication, outstanding professionalism, and astute negotiating skills saved me at least $30,000 and helped me find exactly what I was looking for.

    All in all – Soldsense is in a league of its own. This is not your typical, paper-pushing brokerage that adds little or no value at all and is pushing you to go to closing only to collect commission and move on.

    Working with Are and Soldsense a buyer feels comfortable and well informed. In addition, Are is able to go way and beyond to do the necessary due diligence and research to ensure a buyer has all it’s needed to make a good decision.

    For home-buyers and investors: I strongly recommend to give Are a call or to visit Soldsense’s great website.

    Ivan P, Fairfax