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Helping You Plant Roots in VA, DC & MD

About Arbour Realty

How Arbour Realty Started

Prior to starting Arbour Realty, I became increasingly aware of all the driving I was doing while serving clients. This led me to question how much my driving was negatively affecting the environment. Looking for ways to offset my pollution, I learned that our Nation Forests were in desperate need of replanting trees because of recent unprecedented fires. Arbour Realty TeamI found a program that allowed me to have trees planted in honor of each of my new clients to replenish the Nation Forests, offset the pollution caused by my driving and leave me with a lighter conscience. My clients loved the idea and it blossomed into a different way of looking at my business.

In 2008, my wife Sonia and I decided to grow this idea into a local residential brokerage — Arbour Realty.

We can boast that thousands of trees have been planted on behalf of our clients and we have found numerous ways to continue our environmental stewardship.  Please read further to learn what else we are doing to stand out from the crowd.

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
-Warren Buffett

Your Goals Come First

We understand that helping you achieve all of your goals is the only pathway to us achieving ours.  That is why our relationship starts with a face-to-face meeting so that we can gain a crystal clear understanding of what you would like to accomplish and how we can be of the most help.  We will also talk about your concerns and expectations of us.

Our goal: We want to create raving fans who will want to share their experience with family and friends.

Q: Does Arbour Realty only work with green homes?
A: We can help you buy or sell almost any home located in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Our EcoBroker certified agents can provide you insight about the performance of a home, but they do not restrict themselves to green homes.

What You Can Expect From Arbour Realty When Buying Your Next Home:

  1. We will take the time and leverage every resource needed to find you the right home.  We do not limit ourselves to what is listed in the multiple listings service (MLS).  This is especially important in this market where traditional listings see a lot of competition.
  2. We will map out the home buying process and will empower you with the information you need to make smart decisions.
  3. One of the most important jobs we have is to negotiate the best price and terms possible on your behalf.  Please take a moment to read about some of our negotiation strategies.
  4. We manage every detail of the transaction so that nothing falls through the cracks.  Mistakes can cost you money so we do everything in our power to eliminate them completely.

We have a web page specifically for potential home buyers that describes the Arbour Realty Difference and how it affects you.

What You Can Expect From Arbour Realty When Selling Your Home:

  1. We help you understand the current market and devise a pricing strategy that will fetch the most profit for your home.
  2. We develop a comprehensive marketing plan that leverages online and offline marketing vehicles.
  3. We negotiate the best price and terms possible on your behalf.  Our listings typically sell quicker and for more money than other homes in the neighborhood.
  4. We manage every detail of the transaction so that nothing falls through the cracks.  Mistakes can cost you money so we do everything in our power to eliminate them completely.

We have a web page specifically for potential home sellers that describes the Arbour Realty Difference and how it affects you.



Message From Our Broker & Founder

Best of Arlington 2013 smPrior to starting Arbour Realty I worked my way into the 1% of Realtors in the country with a by-referral-only business.  Arbour Realty is founded on the same principles of results and customer service, married with environmental responsibility and technology innovation.  I have hand selected a team of high achievers and we are dedicated to helping you attain your goals.  Our team is highly educated, highly professional and technology savvy.  Proudly we have been ranked within the top 20 real estate teams in the entire state of Virginia for transaction volume for 2013.

Connect with me on Google+- +Adam Gallegos

Recent Awards

  • Americas Best 2013-webAmerica’s Best Real Estate Agents – Top 20 team in Virginia
  • Voted one of the Best Realtors by the readers of Arlington Magazine
  • Washington Business Journal Green Business Awards- Visionary Leader (runner up)
  • Better Homes & Gardens BetaBrokerage (selected as one of the most innovative firms in country)
  • Washington City Paper “Best Of DC” – Real Estate (runner up)
  • Virginia Sustainability Building Network – Best Green Business
  • ABBIE Award Winner for Arlington’s Best Green Business
  • Fresh AIRE Business Champion

What Arbour Realty Clients Are Saying on Yelp

We recently purchased a home in the Northern Virgina area with the assistance of Adam @ Arbour Realty.  When we  started looking for a home last year  I  was recommended to Adam by a coworker.  

Adam listened to our wish list and brought several  home options to our attention.  When those did not work out we repeated the process…several times for several months.  During this time his passion for finding us the right home never wavered.  Adam continually asked us questions that helped us narrow down our search until we found the perfect home.   He made himself available on very short notice, including weekends.  

When we finally found our dream home and started the closing process he stayed with us every step of the way.  Explaining (sometimes several times) each step until we were comfortable moving forward.  

We could never have found our home without Adam and the outstanding team at Arbour Realty.  I have recommended Adam and Arbour Realty to several of my friends that have used Arbour to find their own dream homes.

Everyone talks about excellent customer service. When you work with Arbour Realty you get first class service the entire way.

Way to go!

Sam K – Fairfax VA

I’d like to write about my experience with Arbour Realty and especially with Katie Hayes. Not only did they take the time to understand us and what it was we were looking for. Katie had the patience of Job in working with us while we went week after week looking for just the right place. Her eye for what we wanted was excellent and she only took us to really good places to see. Once we did she gave us solid advice on how to frame our offer to ensure we would be the ones to get the house in a multiple offer situation. Katie’s personality is fun and endearing. So much so that we think of her as more than just a realtor she is a friend. Who can say they still talk fairly regularly with their realtor 2 years after they bought their home? I would and do recommend anyone I can to Arbour Realty. I will never use another agency. EVER!!!!

Michael C – Ashburn VA

Genevieve C. is an amazing agent, she was proactive, diligent and committed since day 1 in helping me look for a nice town house that met all of my criteria. She is the type of person that will look out for your best interest instead of doing business for business sake. She helped me into a place that was within my budget and satisfied all the things I was looking for (location, amenities, ease to highways, easy access to running and close to the military bases just to name a few). She was attentive to what matters to me the most and would give me honest opinion for each properties that came across viewing. Once we found the place she assisted/represented me in dealing/negotiating with the offering agent and finally provided additional assistance reviewing the lease prior to signing. I would recommend her to anyone that is new and/or return to Northern VA area.

Jay B – Alexandria VA

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