– Sandy Pickett –
Selling homes. Fulfilling dreams.
Keller Williams Realty McLean
The Pickett Group, LLC
6820 Elm Street, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22101
Markets Served: Alexandria, Virginia;Arlington, Virginia;Montgomery County, Maryland;McLean, Virginia;Washington, District of Columbia;City of Falls Church County, Virginia;Falls Church, Virginia;City of Fairfax County, Virginia;Fairfax Station, Virginia;Fairfax County, Virginia;Del Ray, Virginia;
Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Buyer's Specialist; Downtown; Executive Relocation; Historic; International Buyers; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Residential Investments; Senior; Trustee Sales; Waterfront/Waterview;
What do Clients Say?
Working with Sandy Pickett in our last 3 real estate transactions has been and absolute pleasure.Sandy is the consummate real estate professional, an exceptional advocate and has been a trusted advisor in meeting all of our real estate needs.Upon relocating to the Washington D.C. area in 2015 from the West Coast, Sandy was able to quickly get us settled into a quaint neighborhood in Alexandria City. Our search for our townhome was expansive. Sandy worked tirelessly to hone in on a search meeting our needs and finding us exactly what we were looking for in a townhome. Our transaction was executed thoroughly yet easily as she stepped us through every aspect of the transaction through closing. Fast forward to 2019. In February, we decided it was time for us to downsize. We called upon Sandy to pull of what we believed to be a tall order. Indeed, it was, however it became clear, no order is too tall for Sandy. She devised a strategy that quickly got our townhome on the market as well as smartly finding condominium properties that met our downsizing needs in Old Town Alexandria where we were looking to purchase. Her strategy included maximizing marketing opportunities to quickly attract buyers for our townhome (our townhome went under contract in 2 days and sold for over the asking price) and prepared a strategically competitive offer for the condo we are in now. Out of 6 offers on the condo, ours was the winning offer thanks to Sandy's insights on how best to make our offer the most appealing to the seller.I will say, Sandy is the epitome of 100% effective professionalism. Within 1 week, our townhome was under contract and we successfully negotiated a competitive offer for our condo. Within 3.5 weeks, both transactions successfully closed.It doesn't get any better than that!!! Over the course of our two careers spanning several states, we've dealt in 13 real estate transactions. These last 3 have been hands down the finest real estate experiences we have ever had. Many thanks to our realtor and friend Sandy.Dave and Beth
Dear Sandy,We just wanted to take the time to thank you again for doing such a fabulous job on the sale of our house. You have been attentive and responsive throughout. You took the time to thoroughly explain the process and you were always positive and encouraging while ensuring we were realistic with our expectations.We felt comfortable with you and, most importantly, trusted you from the time of our first meeting. It is quite obvious that you take your profession very seriously and you value your clients.We would be happy to be used as a reference for any of your future clients.Shirl and Tom
Before I signed a listing contract with Sandy Pickett at Keller Williams, I was wasting 6 months with a most unreliable agent at another brokerage.By the time I found Sandy I was discouraged and angry at my last agent because of her lack of doing assigned duties. Right from the start, Sandy has been professional and outstanding! Her service to my husband and I has been so outstanding that I felt it rendered a letter to the broker.I have been working with Sandy since January, and although our days on market had us starting at a negative, Sandy did everything she could to bring in buyers. She has done more for us in a few months that the other agent did for us in 6 months and she continues to impress us with her thorough knowledge, excellent marketing skills and persistent attitude!We now live out of state and Sandy has taken the responsibility of checking on our condo, letting in painters, and making sure our condo looks perfect for viewing. She has guided us to stage the home, taken the most professional photos, and put together an incredible property website tour complete with music and made sure our home showed perfectly to potential buyers. This may be part of what she’s supposed to do, but I assure you our previous agent did not do this!Sandy went above and beyond when she teamed up with a neighborhood friend of ours who is always walking the neighborhood and asked her to pass out information Sandy provided about our condo.All of this is impressive, but what impressed us the most is how she protects the Keller Williams name. There was a certain situation regarding our painter and to protect Sandy’s reputation and the Keller Williams name she went above and beyond to not only make sure her clients (us) were satisfied but also the painter! She continues to amaze us. She is a true professional, a delight to work with, and we will always recommend her when know of someone who is looking to buy or sell real estate.Robin and Ronald
My father recently moved to Paul Spring, a local retirement community. He recently sold his home in Hayfield Farm where he had lived for 40 years. Sandy Pickett was the Realtor who handled the process. Sandy took time to educate us about the market and thoroughly explain the selling process to us. She did an excellent job marketing his home through professional brochures, property website of professional photos, open houses and reaching out to other realtors for potential buyers. My father is 93 and her counsel made the process go smoothly.I live in Pennsylvania and at times it was inconvenient for me to travel to Virginia. Sandy met with contractors for estimates and coordinated furniture pick up form the house. Sandy made frequent trips to Paul Spring for my Father’s signature on documents. When settlement occurred, Sandy arranged for the paperwork to be signed at Paul Spring for my Father’s convenience.I would recommend Sandy to other families who are relocating a family member or anyone in general looking to buy or sell real estate.Dawn
Words cannot express the extraordinary job Sandy Pickett did in selling our home. Sandy’s passion and knowledge were evident every step of the way, from staging, to creating an elegant brochure and producing a dynamic virtual tour, to pricing strategy, to closing the deal, to assisting us with our move.As traumatic as selling one’s home can be, Sandy made the process more bearable. Sandy kept us up to date on all of our showings, she was optimistic and supportive in a very challenging economic environment, and a magnificent negotiator when the final offer came in.We are so happy that after all the interviews we conducted trying to find the right realtor, we chose Sandy! As a military family with the experience of many moves all over the country and dealing with many other realtors, we are even more appreciative of Sandy’s efforts.Sandy’s honesty, knowledge, skills and network of professionals to assist in every aspect of selling our home were instrumental in the successful sale of our home, and our peace of mind.Sandy went above and beyond the call of duty for us. Because of our experience with Sandy, and because of her recommendation, we are now using the services of a realtor Sandy recommended to us in the Austin, Texas area where we will be relocating this summer.Toni and Luis
About YourRealtor, Sandy Pickett....
I am a native Washingtonian. I’ve lived in Old TownAlexandria for the past 18 years. I began my real estate career over 14 yearsago after retiring from a more than 30-year career with Verizon Communications.At Verizon, I consulted with senior executive management and their directreports to plan communication strategies related to mergers and acquisitions,brand management, and marketing and advertising campaigns. I negotiatedmulti-million dollar contracts with U.S. vendors to sell Verizon's leading edgetechnology services.
For the past 14 years, my primary focus has been helpingbuyers, sellers and investors accomplish their residential real estate goals.As a professional real estate consultant, investor and top producer, I amqualified to guide my clients in buying, selling or investing in residentialreal estate. I use my proven skills in written and verbal communication,relationship building, data analysis, strategic contract negotiation, andtargeted marketing and advertising to my clients’ advantage.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most importanttransactions in the lives of many people. To that end, it is criticallyimportant that buyers, sellers and investors work with a trusted real estateconsultant. My clients trust me with their most valuable financial asset. It'sa responsibility I take very seriously. I know that their success is mysuccess. One way I ensure our success is keeping my clients involved in thecommunication process every step of the way. When someone hires me to help themaccomplish their real estate goals they get my knowledge of the real estatemarket, my personalized service and my assurance of their confidentiality throughoutthe entire transaction and beyond.
I offer local expertise tailored to meet clients’ realestate needs. As a local real estate consultant licensed in Virginia, Marylandand the District of Columbia, I am familiar with many of the neighborhoods,schools, market conditions, zoning and planning and local economy. I keep myclients up-to-date on new market data and market changes as they occur. I makethe process as pleasurable and as stress-free an experience as possible.
Over the years I have built a local team of professionalresources I refer to as my “circle of excellence.” These resources includetrusted advisors, e.g., settlement attorneys, mortgage lenders, private wealthadvisors, home builders, stagers, contractors, inspectors, trust attorneys, financialplanners, etc.
I measure my success by the satisfaction of my clients, notby awards received or industry achievements. Whether my clients are looking tobuy or sell a home or diversify their portfolio to include real estate investments,I provide sound and trustworthy guidance to help them confidently achieve theirreal estate goals.
I strive to guide my clients through the complexities of areal estate transaction while eliminating the hassles and stress thereby makingit feel like a seamless process. My real estate business is built mostly onreferrals from past clients, family, friends and colleagues who’ve had a greatreal estate experience with me. They share their experience with others whichallows me the privilege to earn the trust of new and repeat clients. (A sampling of client feedback can be found under TESTIMONIALS.)