Testimonials

Testimonials

Proven Success with the Cardany Group...

  Al and Mary Cardany have an excellent understanding of the local real estate market and are outstanding in every way.  Our plan was to put our home on the market March 1 with hopes of selling it before the end of August.  With Al and Mary's outstanding guidance through every aspect of the process, our home was under contract by March 1 and we settled on March 18.  They are extremely patient, understanding, gracious, and professional.  Al and Mary consistently kept us well informed and worked very hard to make the entire process an awesome experience.  Thank you Al and Mary for helping us! You help was sincerely appreciated!" Al & Cindy Kolan, former Germantown residents

"The support and personal attention we received from The Cardany Team was exceptional!  We experienced a high-calibre team at work for us.  Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped us in the sale of our home.  When you "hire" a realtor team you're in need of the expertise that typically sellers don't bring to the table; the Cardany Team did that beyond compare in our experience.   Each member of the Team brings a level of expertise that nicely completes the process.   They made sure we got the best offer for our home ... with no pressure on us ... and just as importantly guided us through each and every step of the process with our peace of mind at the forefront.    We'd say it makes sense that if they provided that level of expertise regarding a sale than they are most apt to provide that same level of expertise whether you are buying or selling.  We would highly recommend the Cardany Team to help you in what we view as a life changing move.  We could not have asked for a better Realtor Team to guide us through the process."  Ray & Barbara Hoffmann, Germantown, MD   

"Al and Mary's style is built around a no-pressure, professional approach with an emphasis on diligence, thoroughness and integrity".     Dr. and Mrs. Irv Davis, Bethesda, MD

     "Both Al and Mary, as a native Washingtonians, truly know the local housing market. They offer their clients up-to-date knowledge on property values, schools, employment and recreational benefits offered in the region".    Bill & Suzanne Kern, Olney, MD

     "I have known Al and Mary Cardany and their family for 29 plus years, and know them to have exceptionally high standards and diligence in everything they do. I know they will do no less for you!".    Cynthia Hines, Rockville, MD

      "It was an easy choice to go with Al and Mary when we decided to change homes. Their reputation for professionalism and successful marketing proceeded them. We promptly found a new home that is ideal for us, and even though the market has slowed a bit, we were able to have our prior home under contract within ten days of listing. This is remarkable! And they make the process fun! We strongly recommend that you look to Al and Mary when buying or selling a home. We used them for both."   Bill and Dayna Tucker, Highland, MD  

     "If it were not for Al and Mary's knowledge of the current market, presentation of our home, and continuous attention to details, we feel we would not have sold our home."     Terry and Carole Michnya, Mt. Airy, MD

     "It was a pleasure working with Mary and Al. They assisted me with all phases of the selling process. The marketing materials that they put together for my home were of the highest quality and brought out the best features in my home. Whenever I had a question, Mary or Al would get back to me right away. All aspects of the sales transaction went smoothly, and I really appreciated the Cardanys' expertise and counsel to guide me through that process. Mary and Al are courteous, personable, conscientious and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone trying to sell a house in a difficult market."   Jill Schulman, Arlington, VA

     "We switched to Al and Mary from another realtor in the middle of our home buying and selling process and it was the best decision we could have made! As sellers, we were thrilled that they were able to sell our house for a good price in a very difficult market. They worked hard to do it! They did excellent and extensive marketing, followed up with each person who looked at the house, and communicated with us daily about how things were going. As buyers they worked hard to help us find the perfect house for us and then walked us through each step of the buying process. Their advice was always excellent. They were professional, responsive, patient and friendly through the months we worked with them. At the end of the process, not only did we feel we'd found our realtors for life, but good friends as well."  Amy Hansen, Gaithersburg, MD

     "I am writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding job that Al and Mary Cardany did as our real estate agents in the recent sale of our home.  I'm not usually one to write this type of letter, but my wife and I were so impressed with not only the amount but also the quality of Al and Mary's work in helping us to sell our house that I knew that I had to do something to acknowledge their extraordinary efforts.  Even so, try as I might otherwise, this letter doesn't come close to conveying just how thankful we are for everything that Al and Mary did for us in the process of selling our house.

    Before we were fortunate enough to meet Al and Mary, our house had been on the market for more than eight months with a very high profile real estate group.  Despite lowering the price on the house five times, resulting in a net drop of over $140,000, we did not receive a single offer on the house.  After twice delaying our relocation to another state, we finally had no choice but to buy a second house and move out of the area before our original home sold.  We signed on with Al and Mary the day before we moved, which left them with only one day to take any pictures before the house was empty.  Even with that disadvantage, both the printed materials and the web presentation were absolutely stunning.  Our former house is a contemporary with an open floor plan and some very unique features that would likely appeal to a specific type of buyer.  Al's pictures and the Shangri-la theme used to market the house captured perfectly the essence of the house. We received an offer in less than 30 days from a buyer who saw the house on the internet and specifically asked their realtor to show them the house.  With Al's guidance and negotiating acumen, this first offer was turned into a sale, and we closed on the house less than two months after listing it with the Cardanys.

      As impressive as the end result was with Al and Mary, the process itself was equally as impressive and probably what we are most grateful for in having them as our real estate agents.  Despite being almost 400 miles away, I knew that our house was in excellent hands with the Cardanys.  In addition to updates on showings and the status of the listing every couple days, Al also made a point to check in on the then-vacant house at least once a week to make sure that everything was in order.  Also, after the house was under contract, Al went to the house on multiple occasions to meet inspectors and/or contractors for us, and even went so far as to fill and drain the hot tub at the house twice so that it could be inspected.  Still, despite going way above and beyond the call of duty as our agents, not once did Al or Mary ever make us feel like we were imposing on them or their time.  Working with the two of them was truly a pleasure. They are not only outstanding real estate agents, they are also quite simply great people.  And as happy as my wife and I are that we sold our house, we are just as happy that we sold our house with Al and Mary Cardany as our agents."   Chris Derickson, Dayton, MD

     "It was indeed a pleasure to work with you both on the sale of our home. Your marketing skills on the property were superb, especially in this challenging market. Your advice and guidance were critical every step of the way throughout the process from listing to settlement. We could not have had better counsel!"  Roger and Diane Cavanaugh, Rockville, MD

     "Al and Mary's careful thought and preparation on the sales brochure and website presentation was outstanding. Their attention to detail is excellent!"   Tom and Christine Guarino, Germantown, MD

     "It was a pleasure to work with Al and Mary as they were both extremely professional from the beginning of the process right through the end. We really appreciated the attention to detail that was given to the printed materials like the sales brochure and mailings. We also thought they did a fantastic job on the virtual tour of our house which was posted on their website as well as an endless number of additional internet sites. We would strongly recommend Al and Mary to anyone planning to buy or sell, especially in this difficult market." Tommy and Paula Wehrung, Highland,MD                                                          

    "It was a pleasure working with Mary and Al in the process of selling my house. I was impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and their fantastic personal touch when I purchased my home 7 years ago and decided then that they were going to be my realtors when I retire and need to sell my home. I believe that the keen knowledge that they had of the current market, the suggestions they made for staging my home and the the virtual tour they created for my home were key in my home being under contract within a week of the listing being posted online. I would recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling their home. Larry Hamm, Germantown, M

“If you’re considering buying or selling, first see Al and Mary Cardany. From pricing to settlement they make it as easy as A, B, C. For a worry-free experience contact the Cardany Realty Group.”  Dale and Charlotte Lowry ~ Potomac. MD

"I felt comfortable with Al and Mary from the very beginning. I appreciated their long-term knowledge of the Milestone area of Germantown.  Both are very professional and they address any concerns of the homeowner immediately.  I believe my home were in hands that cared as much as I about it; the marketing materials are of the highest quality and showcased my home in its best light.  I was thrilled to receive an offer just two short weeks after listing!   They provided step-by-step guidance throughout the entire process to before listing to settlement and took care of everything in-between. I give my strongest recommendation to Al and Mary for anyone buying or selling.  "Thank you" doesn't seem to be enough - it's been a total pleasure working with the team from start to finish!" Karen Biggs ~ Germantown, MD

"We were first introduced to Al and Mary Cardany through our son and daughter-in-law when they purchased their home several years ago.  They were extremely helpful to them at that time.  So, when the time came for us to sell our home, we felt inclined to interview other realtors, as well as Al and Mary. It is not an easy task selecting a Realtor, but we were impressed right from the start with their professionalism and their blow-to-blow description of the whole process of selling a home.  Al and Mary Cardany have been there for us every step of the way in helping us to sell our home.  From the first time they stepped into our home, until the very end, they assisted us with things that most realtors couldn’t /wouldn’t do.  Mary helped us with the sale of some of our furniture by reaching out to other clients, as well as helping us in the selection of movers. She sent us information on closing and things that needed to be done all along the way. Al continued to keep us up to date with feedback from prospective buyers who had been to see the house . Their advertising of the house was top notch—beautiful pictures and high quality brochures were prepared.  We had a full price contract , with pre-approved buyers, within seven days. We would highly recommend them to anyone selling their home." Joel and Helen Felrice ~ Montgomery Village, MD

Al and Mary were truly a joy to work with!  They made our selling experience easy with their expertise and well organized plan.  Their extensive knowledge of real estate in general and our area in particular absolutely worked in our favor.  Our home sold quickly and our negotiation with the buyer, with guidance and recommendations from Al and Mary, made this happen.   We know if we had chosen another real estate agent our experience and outcome would not have been the same.  Their easy going nature and fun attitude put both the buyer and seller at ease.  This is the way every real estate transaction should be!   Thank you, Al and Mary for helping us move into the future!  You are truly the best!  Leslie and Hassan Masiky ~ Sandy Spring, MD

We want thank you for everything you did on the sale for our property in Germantown. We are very satisfied with the overall experience and service we received from you and very impressed with your knowledge and professionalism. Sudip and Susmita Patnaik ~ Germantown, MD

We really liked our experience of working with Al and Mary.  They knew the neighborhood inside and out; from the home value statistics to the people who lived here.  Al and Mary helped us go through the house (prior to putting it on the market) and determine what needed our attention. They connections they had to resources we needed for address any of our concerns was impressive. In the end their advice hit the mark. They made realistic recommendations on the pricing and provided us with evidence used to support their conclusions.  Based on their advice and support, their market analysis and their relationships with other realtors, we were able to sell our home as soon as it hit the market.  Many thanks to Al and Mary.  Zam and Vicki Haque ~ Germantown, MD
 
From Fix-up tips to staging, to the beautiful marketing, Al and Mary quickly found the perfect buyers for our home. Perfection at every stage!  Duncan and Eileen DeGraff ~ Germantown, MD
 

David and I want to thank you for all you did to help us on our journey to buy a house. The whole process was so overwhelming but you guided us each step of the way and made everything seem doable. Thank you as well for the packing tape (so helpful!) and the lovely cutting board. It is gorgeous and perfect for our new kitchen!  Cindy and David Dembnicki ~ Ijamsville, MD

Contact Information

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Cardany Group
RE/MAX Town Center
19861-B Century Blvd
Germantown MD 20874
240-832-0401
301-540-2232
Fax: 888-747-5442