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Tim Trainum Properties
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5 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
39 user reviews.
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Tim Trainum Properties was recommended by a family member when the came time to sell our family’s home. The selection of Tim as our seller’s agent was an exceptional one; he is highly professional, communicates extraordinarily well, and is an all-around nice guy. Tim‘s first recommendation was to engage the services of a home remodeling and restoration contractor, as the home had not been updated in many years. Tim helped us get bids and select the contractor. He managed the process for us and even selected materials, colors and finishes for us. Tim even coordinated us being able to pay the contractor out of settlement, meaning no upfront costs for us. His excellent advice added over $75,000 in net proceeds on the sale as he described would happen. Changes, updates, and restorations were made floor to ceiling, inside and out, and the final outcome was amazing. Next, we hired a landscaping firm, which Tim had used at other properties. The landscaper did a great job with the trimming of bushes and trees, mulching the beds around the house, and general yard cleanup. Again, the outcome was very nice. When preparing to list the house, there was no end to Tim‘s efforts. He used a professional photographer for the listing pictures, designed and printed postal mail brochures, ensured that other agents were aware of the listing, and presented it on Facebook market. Once formally listed on the MLS as For Sale, open house dates were established, and a visitor on the first day made an offer, which we ultimately accepted. During the entire process, Tim’s communications skills were second to none. He used many means to stay in touch and keep me informed, to include email, texting, zoom calls, phone calls, and videos that he prepared with detailed explanations of the contract. Any and all information, from start to finish, was easily accessible via a link that he established for me, the seller, on his website. The information was well organized, with a detailed checklist of events, a link to comps, and all of the contracts, agreements and updates - a one-stop resource. I highly recommend Tim Trainum as your next Real Estate Agent.

Mark Brown | Home Seller
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In a word, Tim was amazing! He made what probably should have been a stressful process seem like a breeze. He made sure that we understood everything that was sent to us, all of our responsibilities, and always had our best interests in mind. Even after our purchase was complete, he made sure that we knew the timing of our first mortgage and HOA payments and that everything was still running smoothly. Highly recommended!

Keri Lee | Home Buyer
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Tim is top notch. Not only does he have real estate expertise, but he goes the extra mile to help get the job done. He sold both a residential and commercial property for me and closed on them within 4 weeks of each other. Tim knows what he is doing, provides excellent advice, and is very personable. I would have no reservations about using his excellent service in the future. Thank you, Tim!

Michael Lambert | Home Seller & Commercial Client
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Tim Trainum Properties can be trusted to guide the buying and selling process for a wide range of clients. We had the pleasure to work with Tim on a commercial deal involving many stakeholders with competing interests and needs. He brought a high level of knowledge, professionalism and remained focused on the end goal. I would hire Tim again and again!

Timothy Deal | Home Seller & Commercial Client
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Tim is the most knowledgeable and professional real estate agent we've had the pleasure to work with! There are not enough good things to say about Tim. A friend recommended us to him after our home failed to sell with another agent. We were extremely disappointed and very worried about the way forward. Tim's calm, professional demeanor put me and my husband instantly at ease and we knew we were in capable hands. Tim did everything differently and sold our house in just 2 days! Tim's process and level of communication were extraordinary. We highly recommend him!

Satinder Gosal & Santokh Singh | Home Seller
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Tim is an exceptional agent! Very detailed oriented, always available and knows his stuff. He went above and beyond his job title, checking mail, checking the house after showings, meeting contractors, etc. I would highly recommend Tim for all your Real Estate needs.

Kim Nolan | Home Seller
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Tim went above and beyond to market and sell our property for us. He was always available and was in constant contact. Tim's marketing strategy led us to multiple offers and a spectacular financial outcome on a very unique property. He performed a substantial amount of work behind the scenes while keeping us updated at every stage. Tim handled everything. He is very knowledgeable about the trends in the real estate market and stays up to date on the latest information. We would highly recommend Tim to buy or sell real estate and will definitely be having him involved for any future real estate transactions. A very pleasant experience working with Tim Trainum.

Audrey Hutchison | Home Seller
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Tim was extremely kind, helpful and professional in assisting us with finding a home. The market has been extremely challenging and moving very fast!! He assisted us with being extremely proficient so we could get the best home! The entire process is also very taxing and stressful but he was so warm and easy going that he relieved all of that stress. He made a difficult situation so much easier and we found our new home in just over a week!! Thank you Tim!! We will definitely refer you to family, friends and colleagues. We will be calling on you again!!

Patty Ellis & Michael Pellegrini | Home Buyer
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Tim is extremely professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. He understands the challenges of a military family PCSing to the location (i.e. the intricacies of timing relocations, the VA Loan, details surrounding the National Capital Region (NCR), and all the best rated schools for our children). He knew exactly how to position us to win our home of choice in a very competitive and difficult market. He will walk you through the whole process with ease. Tim's process is like no other!

Park Family | Home Buyer
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Tim was a dream come true in the pursuit of finding me "My Happy Home". He was extremely patient and incredibly knowledgeable. I felt like he was taking care of a family member he loves. He paid great attention to details and especially to my needs and wants. He would thoroughly analyze and explain the age of systems and any deferred maintenance in each home we viewed. He was an absolute God send and a true Rock Star in my book! Tim not only met my expectations, he went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. I was totally impressed with his passion and commitment to his clients. Tim absolutely nailed it!!!

O. Dames | Home Buyer
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My husband and I met Tim 2 years ago. He helped us get into a rental property and we discussed the possibility of becoming home owners once our lease expired. With his passion to help others, his years of expertise and dedication, Tim has gotten us to the finish line. We are overwhelmed with joy and extremely grateful to have found such an amazing agent who is now more like family. Tim, YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST!!

Cynthia & Steven Alvarez | Home Buyer
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"Tim was everything we could have asked for and more in a Realtor! He provided us with endless support and guidance throughout our home-buying journey. He is a wealth of knowledge, insight, and advice. Tim always had our best interests in mind and advocated strongly for us with every offer we submitted. He is a true Real Estate professional with acute awareness of the market and unmatched ability to deliver value. He connected us with stellar partners (Lender, Home Inspector, Title, etc.) and explained each step of the home-buying process with clarity and precision. We learned so much from Tim throughout our home-buying journey and would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase property! We hope to eventually invest in Real Estate down the road as well, and know with absolute certainty that we will be working with Tim again when that time comes."

Holly & Justin Saraniti | Home Buyer
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Tim Trainum has my highest recommendation for selling your home as Tim was completely dedicated and relentless on getting my Condo sold even during COVID when Condos were moving slowly. Tim was completely on top of things from the first phone call I had with him to when the funds were transferred into my account. He left no stone unturned during the entire process. I look forward to working with Tim again with 110% confidence in the buying or selling of any home. He will get the sale completed efficiently and on time.

Scott Buttrick | Home Seller
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It is with much enthusiasm that we share with you our thoughts about the most knowledgeable and informed real estate agent with whom we have dealt. Tim Trainum is the complete package when it comes to buying or selling residential and commercial property including leasing apartments. Over the last 45 years we have bought and sold a combination of 26 houses, condos, and apartment buildings in Arlington, Fairfax, Bowie, Maryland, Naples, Florida, Warren County, VA and Frederick County, VA. Tim is without a doubt the most sincere agent we have met and we feel truly and completely comfortable working with him. He did everything we asked him to do, gave us good advice and kept us informed as to his progress day by day. We highly recommend him. Thank you very much and you have yourself a wonderful day.

Dean & Mary Simonds | Home Seller & Home Buyer & Commercial Client
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Tim has my highest recommendation! I've used four other realtors in my life time and I can honestly say that Tim took the time to understand what my wife and I were looking to purchase. He confidently takes the emotion out of decision making to ensure your best interest. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, purchasing your 5th property, or a savvy investor, I have no doubt that he will take the time to ensure that you purchase the right property. You want someone that is thorough, careful, and knowledgeable, and someone that has your best interest at heart. Again, he has my highest recommendation.

Michael & Jane Woo | Home Buyer
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Tim has just helped me sell 4 investment properties in about a year and each time we have exceeded our asking price and established high sale records in the communities. Tim's work ethic and careful attention to detail really pays dividends in all aspects of the selling process - from showcasing the house to marketing, negotiating the contract, monitoring the buyer's loan, HOA, and more. I could not be happier with his service. I have worked with several agents over the years and by far Tim exceeds them all on so many levels. I will continue to work with Tim as I complete the sale of all my investment properties. I assure you that you will NOT be disappointed with Tim's service and after working with him you will NOT even consider working with anyone else!

Martyn Conquest | Home Seller
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Tim Trainum represented me as my Listing Agent and I couldn’t be happier with the results. More than just a realtor but a trusted advisor. I have bought and sold property in the past with other realtors and this has truly been the best experience with an agent. Tim provided a concierge experience that you will not find in other realtors. Whether it was communicating through email, phone, or text Tim always responded timely and always provided closed loop feedback. Whenever I would call or email I never felt rushed in conversations with him. Throughout my journey to sell my property, Tim provided great market analysis and recommendations on what buyers were looking for when buying property. Tim provided many data points to help you make great decisions on improvements, pricing, and setting your property up for a quick sale. Tim’s knowledge of the local real estate market is invaluable. Tim provided many tools to help me actively keep track of area home sales activity, listing and showing reports, weekly reviews while my property was listed, and when it was ready to accept an offer he provided a detailed transaction report so you can stay on top of everything you need to get the sale done. I would definitely use Tim’s services again and recommend him to my family and friends who are looking to buy or sell a home. You won’t regret your decision to choose Tim as your agent.

HyunJun Jung | Home Seller
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Living up to his and his company's reputation, Tim's impressive resume was rooted in a solid foundation of the Northern Virginia market. From his years of experience and network of professionals, Tim understood and merged our goals and desires with realistic and inspiring opportunities to both sell one home and purchase another. His timely counsel and shrewd approaches generated a sale contract immediately following our open house, after only three days on the market. Shortly thereafter, through tenacious searching and keen attention to detail, Tim demonstrated an artful mastery of negotiation, which enabled us to secure the home of our dreams right in the location we wanted. He's a consummate professional and a cherished friend. We highly recommend him to anyone searching for a home in the Northern Virginia area.

Josh & Lara Mayoral | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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I don't normally write reviews but I had an exceptional experience with Tim Trainum & wanted to write a testimonial on his behalf. He was my agent in a difficult transaction & bent over backwards every step of the way to make the deal happen. From the first time I spoke with him, I could tell he loves his job as a Realtor but also takes it very seriously. He is extremely intelligent & knows the Northern VA real estate market inside & out. His attention to detail & the metrics involved in the market are what really impressed me the most. I interviewed quite a few agents (some of them close friends of mine) & chose Tim and it was the best decision I ever made - I don't think another agent would have been able to get us to closing when we were presented with obstacles. His knowledge of current real estate market trends, devotion to his clients, & excellent communication are outstanding. Tim regularly touched base with me & kept me posted every step of the way. He answered any questions I had & really went above & beyond to make this happen. He truly made a difficult transaction easy for me & I will definitely be using him again in the future & would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell!

Steve B | Home Buyer
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As two young people just getting started, we are so thankful to have had Tim be a part of the process to locate a rental home and help transition from Alabama to Virginia. He took it upon himself to check things out for us that we had not even considered checking on, always kept in touch with us, and was very professional and friendly. We would not hesitate to do business with him in the future as he has definitely gained our trust and our gratitude.

Shelby B | Home Buyer
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My family is brand new to the United States. Finding the right home with exceptional schools for our children was extremely important to us. Tim understood our needs and treated us very well. He gave us a very good feeling like he was searching for his own house. He personalizes the relationship and we became friends in a short time, because he is very kind and polite. Tim showed us different options to choose from. He knew exactly what we wanted. Tim has very good experience and can help you answer any equation regarding a house and neighborhood. His appointments are on time and he never gave up. Tim is very patient. Even after we found our home to rent he didn’t leave us. Tim was always available and helped us with all the house services we needed like electricity, gas, water, TV and internet companies. We will contact Tim for any service we need in the future and strongly recommend his service to everyone due to his professional support and valuable help for his customer.

Dr. Hakim Eltarky | Home Buyer
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Because I fit the "Senior" category, and go through this type of process so infrequently, I am easily confused by all the steps that need to be addressed. I need direction. Tim is very patient, clearly explaining the order of the steps that need to be addressed and why. I always have the sense that he is on my side making certain I am protected. So, for me "clarity" is key. As is almost everything today, for some things, you have to go "online." Tim is very good about walking me through the steps. The other piece of this process that is paramount for me, is "accessibility". If Tim doesn't answer the phone on the first ring, I am surprised. He returns calls quickly. I don't have to "email" all the time. An old friend of mine highly recommended Tim to me; and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs assistance with all things "real estate" related.

Stephen Wilmer | Home Seller
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We had a wonderful experience with Tim as our Listing Agent. He guided us through every step of the process and always made himself available to answer our questions. Tim was very knowledgeable about home sales in our neighborhood, which helped us in determining our selling price. We were thrilled with the way Tim marketed our home, especially when we received two offers after less than two weeks on the market. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell a home in Northern Virginia!

Alice Nodine | Home Seller
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Tim is a special kind of person. I had to sell a barbershop – owned by my father and operated by his best friend of 60 years. They passed away two weeks apart, and it was important to me that it remain a barbershop. Three realtors said it wasn’t worth the effort for such a small commission. But… Tim said he enjoyed a challenge. He cold-called barbershops, made flyers, advertised in the right places – and found the perfect buyer! Throughout this journey, he has said “I’m here for you.” He conducted showings at all hours, answered a bezillion texts and emails, filled in for the buyer’s agent when they were unavailable, and calmly kept everything on track. I won't hesitate to send friends and family in his direction if they have commercial or residential property to buy or sell.

Helen Whittaker | Home Seller
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I highly recommend Tim as a realtor. He was responsive to my emails and calls. He was attentive during our time together. He was flexible with my schedule, and was able to meet when I was available. Tim answered every question I had. He was transparent throughout the entire process. I didn't think he was ever hiding anything from me. He made sure I understood my part in the process. He looked out for my best interests. Tim was a great support in my journey as finding rental housing can be stressful.

Kathryn W | Home Buyer
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Tim did an excellent job helping me find my new apartment. He was very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services. Thank you Tim for all your help!

Angelina H | Home Buyer
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It was a pleasure working with Tim. Tim is a smart, responsive, knowledgeable agent who listens and truly cares about providing excellent customer service to all parties involved. Tim's knowledge of the Centreville-area is impressive, as an original Singleton's Grove townhome owner I experienced it first-hand. He has the temperament & resources to help first time buyers & sellers as much as the seasoned single-family and multi-family buyer/investor. If you haven't taken a little time to read his monthly R/Eview newsletters or blog posts or give him a call - do it and you'll get an idea of not only Tim's real-estate knowledge but his overall financial acumen. I'm glad I had Tim on my team and look forward to working with him again.

Patrick King | Home Seller
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Tim was knowledgeable, professional, and committed to our transaction as if it was his own home. From start to finish he always made himself available to us for any questions we may have had and, as first-time buyers there was plenty. Whether 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. I never waited for more than a couple of hours to receive a complete detailed answer. As a military member competence, character, and personal investment in the wellbeing of those I work with is ingrained in my values. Tim not only met those attributes but surpassed them. The value he provided is tangibly evident in the 10,000+ dollars we received in subsidies and concessions. Tim brings so many tangible and intangible skills/experiences to the table. His toolkit is expansive and abundantly stocked. Highly recommend Tim.

Flavio & Chelsea Garcia | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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I worked with Tim to sell my townhouse in Singleton's Grove. Some words I would use to describe Tim would be professional, ethical, and patient. Fortunately, he's also an experienced and intelligent realtor who is deftly able to navigate the selling process. I never doubted that he was putting my best interests first and, when any complications arose, I felt very satisfied in my choice of Tim to represent me. He will give you a straight answer every time, sets very realistic expectations, and is highly organized. In short, Tim provides value to a home seller. I would not hesitate to do business with him again.

Chris Weston | Home Seller
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I met Tim in the middle of the month of April and we are moving to our new home on 05/15. What a great VIP person. Tim has great customer service and is very smart but most important he is a family guy. The process for the house was the best experience I have ever been through. I recommend Tim 100% and my family and I give him not a 5 star rating but a 10 star rating. God bless you Tim and your lovely family. Thank you for being the best realtor in the world!

Steven & Cynthia Alvarez | Home Buyer
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I have been a real estate investor now for 30 years. Selecting Tim as my agent for my last two transactions was a great decision. Tim has many qualities and attributes that sets him apart from other agents. First and foremost how much he really cares for everyone involved the process. His integrity is evident throughout, and his real estate knowledge is second to none. Attention to detail is the corner stone of Tim's strong work ethic. I would strongly recommend Tim as a listing and or buying agent.

Martyn Conquest | Home Seller
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Tim is the difference-maker. We won the home of our dreams against multiple offers and on the market only 2 days!

Alicia & Mike Graves | Home Buyer
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Tim was absolutely great! Friendly and knowledgeable from the minute me and my boyfriend walked into the apartment we were viewing. The unit was nice, clean, and affordable, and Tim was great at showing us the bus stop by the building, and explaining all the fun of the nearby stops and neighborhoods, like Westover Market. Tim did a stellar job of communicating with me throughout the entire process, and always made sure I was informed about things relating to the unit. Also it was helpful that Tim was so organized during this time and sent all the important documents to me in one email, with a related headline, before he even had to! Overall great experience, I just got the unit, and I’m so grateful for this new place and for Tim who was there to help me through what normally ends up being quite a daunting process!

Olivia L | Home Buyer
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Tim, Thank you for all your support and guidance. You are a consummate professional and I enjoyed working with you. I look forward to working with you again!

Jason Kane
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Thank you again for the professionalism and quality of the work that you do. I sincerely appreciate it and look forward to a continued relationship.

Delphine
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Tim was simply awesome to work with! He was incredibly thorough, responsive to all our needs, and an abundant knowledge resource. We couldn’t have managed without him! Thank you for everything Tim!!

Chad P
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with you!

Lisa Bryan
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I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for the quality of your work. You indeed exceeded our expectations and I’m grateful you were referred to me. Thank you again for your professionalism and we will indeed call you again!

Sal Polumbo
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Tim, I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help us. Everything turned out great like you said! I sincerely appreciate it. You are a total rockstar!! Thank you again!!!!

Erin C

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