Ed Haraway was instrumental in helping us find and purchase the house we wanted. His years of experience make him very knowledgeable of this area, and his guidance enabled us to make the best choices when we decided to make our bid. He continues to advise us as he manages our rental property for over 10 years now. His office handles all the details giving us total peace of mind that our renter is well cared for.
"We really had full trust in Ed every step of the way. He clearly has a great knowledge of our area of interest: Crofton/Bowie/Upper Marlboro. He was very patient with our most trivial of questions, and walked us through every step of the process. And he was very accommodating of our schedule. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for to buy/sell a home in our area. And every time you'll meet, you'll feel like you're spending time with a friend, not just your realtor."
David & Sara Buckingham
Thanks for all your assistance and advice on the sale of Mom’s home on Hindle Lane. We were pleased with getting the price we wanted and we hope the new homeowners will enjoy the house for many years. We just received the water escrow refund from the $300 held back at closing. With that, I think we're done with any more accounting on the transaction. All in all, everything went pretty smoothly. Andrew and Hilary did great jobs following your advice and getting the house "right for sale". Wish you continued success in your marketing and selling of homes in the Bowie area.
Hilary and Bob
Regarding services, I can tell you I am sure glad I choose “Special” Ed Haraway. The deal had some unexpected twists and turns. I was quite surprised how much the Realtor needed to be involved throughout this long, drawn out process, and Ed saw it through to the end. I really appreciate Ed’s negotiations on our behalf and his prompt feedback. I am very pleased with Ed’s services and his handling of every little item needed.
Ed Haraway is a great guy. He is a true Bowie historian which was very helpful to us as we didn’t know much about the area and were very interested in learning more about the city. Ed spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. We moved from out of state and although it could have been a complicated transaction, Ed helped in every way he could to make it an easy and seamless move. He listened to our needs and wants and he advised us about all aspects of the Bowie area and our move. We will recommend Ed to our friends for all of their real estate needs.
Best Realtor in Maryland!!
Donna & Kevin Hopkins
I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did in representing my mother-in-law Marie Murphy in the sale of her condominium at 1701 Hart Court. I have been a commercial broker for 31 years, a CCIM for 26 years, and a principal in a commercial real estate company for the past twenty years and while I am well-versed in the world of commercial real estate, residential real estate requires a decidedly different skill set.
Although you dealt primarily with my wife and her mother throughout this transaction, I followed it closely through my wife and was impressed, not only with your overall professionalism, but the way you and your team handled each phase of the process, from listing through closing. Specifically I would comment on the following:
Listing Presentation- Your listing presentation was excellent with comparable sales being very appropriate and the recommended price also very appropriate.
Communication- From beginning to end you were available to answer our questions and with Maryland having a much more complicated paperwork situation than South Carolina, we appreciated your availability and knowledge in answering our questions in this area. In addition, you were always available in a reasonable amount of time to answer any other questions or take care of any problem.
Marketing- I thought your marketing program was excellent and particularly appreciated receiving your update on changing marketing conditions which dictated a price change on our part. I believe this led to a purchase agreement and relatively quick sale of the property.
Closing Process- We ran into some issues during the property inspection and you were able to advise us how to handle those and, in certain cases, assist us in finding the right people to make the necessary repairs so closing could take place on time.
In closing, based on our experience with this transaction, I believe you and your team are truly professionals that provide an outstanding level of service by being good communicators, very knowledgeable in all areas of residential real estate of your market with good attention to detail. Once again, thank you for a job well done and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking residential real estate assistance in your area.
William H. Edlund, CCIM, Palmetto Commercial Properties, Inc. Charleston, South Carolina
We want to thank you for being so great & patient with us in the past "almost" year. You made our first home not only affordable but a pleasant experience as well. Ariane & Steve
I wanted to say thank you for all your help in my home purchase. You really went the "extra" mile for me and without your help; I wouldn't own a home today. If I ever sell or I hear of anyone buying or selling a home, you will be the first person I call. Carol
It was great pleasure to work with you on the two Johnson properties. Everything that we requested was returned in a prompt order. Some agents have a tough time with relocation business, but your experience showed though. Your assistant, Lilly was exceptional. Every time I called she responded in a quick manner getting us what we needed, especially when you were on vacation. Your staff is a reflection of you and how you do business, and you do it right. We hope we can bring you some more business to you and will continue to work with you. Working with you was wonderful and we would definitely recommend you.
Nelson & Connie Relocation Cordinators
Sending you our appreciation for sharing your time with us at our Open House at our new home you sold us. We want to thank you for your guidance throughout the process of purchasing our first house, you are a wonderful Realtor. Thank You and God Bless.
The Reyes Family
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outstanding service you have provided me and my family over the past few months. Ed without you and your assistants we would not be at the place we are today. I know you went far above the norm in taking care of problems that came up during the sale of my home. Dealing with contractors and repairs from Home Inspection items for me, since I was already out of state was truly going the “extra mile”. I can never thank you enough for all your attention to detail and your service. If and when I am back in the Bowie area or if anyone needs a Realtor in your area I will always recommend you. Thank You.
I wanted to say thank you for all your help in my home purchase. You really went the “extra” mile for me and without your help; I wouldn’t own a home today. If I ever sell or I hear of anyone buying or selling a home, you will be the first person I call.
“We knew Ed Haraway to be good at what he does, and between him and Janet, his buyer's agent on his team, we were excited to work with them. Ed kept the process simple and utilized technology to really speed up the paperwork process, which turned out to be a huge time saver. The entire experience was great and Janet, his co-worker, did an amazing job finding us the right home for the right price.”
Jamie and Genevieve
“I loved my experience with “Special” Ed Haraway. If everyone could have the same experience in selling a house, no one would ever dread doing so. He and/or his staff has kept in touch with me since my previous dealing (in 1986) and that is why I chose him to assist me with this sale. He goes that extra mile to get your business. I have not heard one word from the agent I used (in 1986) since the purchase of my house and I knew that agent personally.”
“It was a great experience. Ed really made sure that my wife and I had all of our questions answered during the home buying process. He has continued to stay in contact with us to ensure a successful transition into our new home.”
Stephen & Allison
“Ed was thoughtful and always had time to answer questions as this was our first home. He worked with our crazy schedule to show us as many houses as we could in a day. His knowledge of the area and the houses was impeccable. Could not have asked for a better experience with a realtor for our first home. Thanks so much Ed for helping find a home for us and our child on the way”
Josh & Nicki
“It has been my pleasure working with Ed Haraway and his staff. I wish he were available everywhere to help with my housing needs. I will miss Ed and his people – I very much enjoyed the experience of working with them.”
“It was with great joy and respect dealing with Ed and his staff, I would recommend them to all my family and friends in a heart beat,
“Special” Ed Haraway made the sale of our home pain free & effortless! He was always available to answer questions and give good advice. I will use him again and recommend him to everyone I know looking for a real estate agent in the Bowie area!”
Michael and Dorothy
“We attempted to sell our house a few years ago with another agent and it was a complete disaster. We decided to try Ed this time around and it could not have gone smoother; even though we were selling the house from across the country. Ed was friendly and competent, and it was a pleasure working with him.”
Guthrie & Julie
Now that we have settled in our new home in the Florida Keys, we want to thank you and your staff for an excellent job in selling our home in Bowie. You managed to get our asking price, Yeah!
This was not the first house you sold for us. In 2001, you sold Toni’s mother’s house after she passed away. You did a great job there also.
We recommend you and EXIT First Realty to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in Maryland and especially in Bowie. Your knowledge of the area is a great advantage. As a long-time Resident, you know the area real estate market inside and out. Thanks again for a job well done.
Toni & Ed
I really appreciate how hard Ed and his team worked to quickly rent my property out and bring me what looks to be great tenants with their screening process. There were showings scheduled consistently as soon as the house went on the market. Ed was very responsive to my needs (in renting the house out within a month) and promptly returned my calls and answered any questions that I had. He has a great support team in place as well which functioned as a one stop shop to get repairs down around the house to get it ready for rental.
Thanks a bunch Ed for a job well done!!
Robin & Nate
Ed helped us though an extremely difficult and stressful time trying to sell our house. After having serious problems with more than one potential buyers, Ed managed to still sell our house in a reasonable amount of time. He was always polite and extremely professional. We highly recommend using Ed for all your real estate needs!
Kyle & Brittny
Home sold quickly, and we had already moved to Florida, and Ed handled everything. During the home inspection, mold was discovered. Ed secured a contractor and made sure the work was done. Not only did he handle this potentially deal killer, but he also made sure all parties were informed at all times to the progress and got if to settlement on time, since we were hundreds of miles away it was peace of mind that we had such a professional representing us.
Barbara & Ernie
The listing and selling of my father's home, from beginning to end, was handled in the highest and most professional manner available. Mr. Haraway went above and beyond the normal duties of a Real Estate Professional aiding us to list and sell the home in a very short timeframe and still profit in a market that appeared to be soft. Mr. Haraway even enlisted professional repair businesses to handle small requested repairs from the buyer and notified the buyer representative when all was complete, enabling the buyer to settle earlier than expected. I would 100% recommend EXIT First Realty to anyone looking for a highly qualified realtor.
Ed and his team did an excellent job of working with us to sell our home. Their recommendations were spot on and we were able to get an offer on our home within two weeks of being on the market. It was fantastic. We got a reasonable offer and they explained the process to us clearly.
Ed and his staff were active and helpful throughout the sales process. We followed Ed's recommendations for improvements and contractors, took our time, and had two offers at or above asking price within 10 days of going on the market. ED is friendly and easy to talk to.
Thanks for the thoughtful note and gift. We are looking forward to relaxing, unfortunately that will be a while. We have decided to build our own home, so true relaxation will be many months off. There will be a lot of excitement along the way though, and it all started with you and your team. You provided the experience and professionalism that we were looking for and needed. You and your team made the whole process go smoothly and quickly. I must admit that while we hoped and prayed for a quick sale, we really didn't expect it in this down economy. Twenty one days on the market in 2010 will be one to remember. We have found a nice wooded lot nearby and look forward to seeing our dreams turned into reality. Thanks again and best wishes to you.
Lee and Denice
We love our house and can see why your nickname is "Special" Ed. Thanks again for everything.
Diane & Lee
We just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into and continue to put into the selling of our old home and the purchase of this one. Thanks again.
Joe, Barbara & Brady
Wow, what a great job you and your team did for my wife and I in the selling of our home. It is nice to know that polite, courteous customer service does exist. We were very impressed with the follow though from everyone on your team that worked with us, namely Kristin and Lauren. I know these ladies are very busy but they were never too busy to stop and answer questions or help in any way. They do a great job, you should be proud of them. Your professionalism prior to the sale as well as all of your correspondence during and after the sale was very helpful during this stressful time. I will certainly recommend your team every chance we get. May God richly bless you and your "Special Team" Thanks for all you did for my family and me.
ML & Darlene
We want to thank you for all that you did to help us during this "house selling process". You are such a pleasant person to work with, and we really appreciate everything you did for us. We wish you blessings and much success in the future. If we ever sell another home, you will be our Realtor.
Take Care- Wanda & John
We want to thank you for the very considerate and thorough actions you took on our behalf. We can't thank you enough. You are truly "Special" in every way.
Fran & Paul
We would like to thank you and all your team for all the hard work you put in selling our home. You made a stressful situation look like a real breeze, and we owe it in no small measure to you for guiding us through the process. We are enjoying our new home and we are just about through unpacking boxes. You can be sure that we will recommend you and your team at Exit Realty to anyone who asks "who sold your home".
Sincerely- Ron & Pamela
We want to thank you for all of your hard work in helping us find a house that we can make a home. Your patience and understanding in handling all of the details made the entire process a lot easier. We also appreciate how Lilly listened to our concerns or anything that came up and communicated them to you, and you resolved the issues. It was a comfort for Cassy and I knowing that you were on the job and would take care of everything. We will highly recommend you to everyone who is in the market to buy or sell. Thank you for all your help!
Sincerely, James & Cassy
We wanted to take a moment and express our gratitude for all your hard work. You made a stressful situation much easier on our family. We were amazed how quickly everything moved, and we're grateful for our new home. We will certainly recommend you to friends. We will also be calling you when we are ready to move my mother-in-law's home.
Sincerely, Jim & Teri
Denise and I would like to thank you for assisting us in the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. God's timing is not our timing (thankfully so!) Your extra efforts were very much appreciated.
In Him, Denise & Michael