Gary guided us smoothly through several unexpected difficulties that arose involving zoning and water issues at our historic property in Frederick County, Maryland. He also provided expert advice on pricing that produced two written offers within the first week the property was on the market, resulting in a sale higher than the asking price in the very difficult real estate market of 2010. Leonard Curry & Cyndie Koe, New Market Maryland
When we decided to sell our house in Greencastle, PA, we began a painfull process of hiring a number of local Realtors in succession, none of whom were able to generate the slightest interest in our home. After having seen an ad for the Historic Home Team, we decided to take a chance with this Team to sell our beautiful, superb, unique, and historic home. At this point, Mr. Gestson became our Realtor.
Almost immediately, the home market began to collapse. However, Mr. Gestson stood firmly beside us and never, even for a moment, failed to assure us that our home could and would be sold. Even when the market further tanked, Mr. Gestson continued to generate an amazing number of visitors to our home, while many other homes were forced out of the market due to lack of interest. His guidance during these "tough times" was flawless, and never failed to consider every one of our "often admittedly difficult" interests. I am convinced that without his expertise we would never have sold our home.
Not only is Mr. Gestson the most knowledgeable Realtor I have met, but he also possesses a multitude of rare personal attributes, especially including intelligence, tenacity, grace, tact, and superb negotiating skills, unmatched by anyone I have ever known, whether Realtor or not. He is simply, without exaggeration, the very finest Realtor imaginable, and shines brightly as one of the finest gentlemen in the field.
I unhesitatingly and completely without reservation, recommend Mr. Gary Gestson to anyone who has a unique, or for that matter, an ordinary home, for sale. I know that his future clients will remember him with the same great respect for his performance as we do now, for he is simply the "Finest Realtor There Is!" James B. Oerding, Greencastle, Pennsylvania
I have been a settlement attorney for over 20 years, and am also a licensed real estate salesperson. I hired Long & Foster's Gary Gestson to list my historic home and am glad I did. When the home was not generating much activity, and my previous "top" Realtor wanted to reduce the price ANOTHER ten percent, I decided to go with a Realtor who specializes in historic homes. Gary left the listing price alone, staged the property beautifully with the assistance of his top notch team, and marketed it with state of the art techniques. The home quickly sold at close to the listing price. Gary was very responsive when I called, he is extremely knowledgeable, and I would recommend him without hesitation. Historic Homeowner, Maryland
Gary was an absolute lifesaver! Throughout the home-buying process, we hit quite a few speed bumps due to issues unrelated to Gary or Long & Foster. At every single point in the process, Gary was directly available to not only advise on every issue but often alleviate the stress to me as well as address and correct the problem (meanwhile keeping me fully informed, as I preferred). He worked diligently with every detail by returning calls immediately, communicating with other parties to resolve crises, answering all questions to the best of his knowledge and even researching questions in depth if necessary to provide the best answer/service. There were many times that his knowledge of the processing of my home loan surpassed that of my mortgage company!
Also, Gary’s general attitude, work ethic, and manner were far beyond what I expected and even hoped for in a Realtor. By the time we got to closing, he was practically family, and I am thankful every day for Gary’s involvement and patience. I would (and will) recommend him in the future, and I will most definitely enlist his services if I find myself in the market again. I am so happy with my new home, and I couldn’t have done it without Gary!
Honestly, I could write an essay and it wouldn't be enough to express how much I appreciate your amazing service. . L. Kercheval, Knoxville Maryland