We just want to say thank you again for all of your help!!! You are
wonderful to work with, we appreciate all that you did for us to be
able to get this wonderful home, we are so happy! We appreciate your
expertise, patience and kindness. We will absolutely recommend you to
anyone we hear in need of real estate services. Please let us know if
there is any place for us to write a recommendation or feedback about
you. Bill Hylind from Mortgage Master Inc and Hume Deep are also great to work with, we would recommend them too. Thank you again, we're sooo excited to move in!! We couldn't have done
it without you! :)
Jesse and Sarah English
|Thank you, Emilie! I am so lucky to have you!
I have not had any doubts and am spending my time cleaning, sorting in preparation for a move and dreaming about furniture arrangement!
My girlfriends are upset that I found a wonderful house without their involvement so I had to make time for them to come up from Northern Virginia so I can drive them by to see it.
Thank you again!
|We like the house and the neighborhood is great, such a dramatic change. Thanks again for the outstanding service you provided - from frequent up-to-date listings, advice, good quality referrals for mortgage, house inspection, etc. As I have heard about you - we felt like your only clients with undivided attention. It was a pleasure to work with you on finding a home. |
|Thank you for all your hard work and patience. We appreciate your help and we wish you the best this year and always.
We'll call you if we win the Lottery and want to upgrade to a million dollar house :)
Take care and talk soon.
Jimmy and Michelle
|Emilie is without doubt one of the finest realtors in the region. Her professionalism, intelligence and conscientious treatment made our home buying experience a joy. Emilie helped us find a loan officer who allowed us to make a lifelong dream come true. I am not exaggerating when I say Emilie was essential to the process of acquiring our beautiful farm in an unbelievable location. That dream had been central to my life for over thirty years and I owe the realization of that dream to Emilie. I must add that Emilie is a lovely person to know, very kind and fun to work with.
Chris Williamson and Jane Vogel
I just wanted to say thank for everything. I love my condo and everything is going great. I really appreciate all the help you gave me last year. You really made a difference. You're the best!
|I can’t thank you enough for helping me find my house. I would love for you to see the changes I have made. Happy New Year
Pat and I had a great time with you. We appreciated your hard work and experienced services. Your responses were always quick and accurate. Also, the people whom you recommended did a wonderful job. Thank you very much.
Hope year of 2007 will be a wonderful year for you.
Pat and Megumi Gardner
|To: Long and Foster Management
Emilie did the marketing work for you! I called OPF,L&F and Remax and Emilie was the only one who called me back. She demonstrated the ability to listen first, determine our needs and then deliver in a professional manner all your services. I could go on and on. Emilie Christiansen is your best asset and Patty and I are extremely grateful.
Jeff and Patty Spence
|Emilie: I just wanted to thank you one last time for your efforts on my behalf both in the purchase of my home in Columbia and in the sale of that home. I am happily settled in WI. It is wonderful to be back at HOME and with family.
Again, much thanks, Emilie. You are great at what you do and I was so lucky to have found you 3 years ago when I was looking for an agent while I was still in Michigan on my post-doc. Best wishes,
Hope your summer is going well and you have lots of business.
We wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much we appreciate your service. You did a great job from our first contact in October 2005 right up through the contract in April and closing in July. You did everything we expected from you and more. I don't think things could have gone more smoothly than they did.
We arrived in WA right on schedule on 8 Aug and had our furniture delivered on 9 Aug. Our trip across the U.S. was great and all of our furniture arrived safely with no damage at all of any significance and nothing lost/missing. Wheaton Van Lines and their local agent Azar Storage did a very good job packing and delivering our furniture and the driver, Jim Funkhauser, is someone I would strongly recommend to anyone planning a long distance move. If anyone is looking for a good driver, he said someone can call Wheaton and request his services as a driver.
Again, thanks for all your help and wishing you much success in the future.
Ron and Sachiko Lewis
We have moved to the new house today. I would like to thank you for your help and support. It was a great experience working with you. You were very helping all the time.
We are very excited to move into the new home. We really appreciate your help. Thanks for the gift.
Thanks a lot for everything. I will refer you if somebody is looking for a house and need help.
-- Samir and Urvi
|Emilie is one of the most thorough agents you have and works her ass off for her clients!|
Tony and Laura Rosenberger
We want to thank you for your hard work in getting house home sale deal to this point. I know that your work in finding comparables definitely helped in getting the appraisal results that we wanted.
The "Sold" sign looks so good under your sign.
Thanks again.. You're the best !!!!
Mike and Carole Jeffreys
We just wanted to thank you for making our home buying process so smooth. You were very patient with us and our children. We still love our new home.
Pat and Kathlinda McMahon
Sorry for writing to you so late. You know how it is: packing and settling down with two kids around. We wanted to convey our special thanks to you for finding us this beautiful home. We are enjoying the new place and the kids are having a ball. We are very grateful to Vasant and Chetna Shah for recommending you to us. You made this process fun and enjoyable with your gentle guidance and patience. It was a very pleasant experience working with you and we look forward to working with you again. Thank you once again for everything. We wish you and your family the very best. May God bless you. Love, The Ankolekar family.
To Mr Foster:
Great Service!! We are very happy and thanks to Long and Foster for providing a great home-buying experience.
Our special "thanks" to Emilie Christiansen for all her help. She is a real Gem...!!
Vilas and Chetna Ankolekar
We just wanted to say "THANK YOU" again for all of your help in our homebuying process. You made it so much more pleasant than we ever expected. Thank you so much - we are so grateful!!!
Michelle, Andy and Paige Rosenfeld :)
|I cannot say enough good things about Emilie Christiansen. She was delightfully personable, knowledgable, efficient, helpful and courteous. She was relentless in helping me find "my special place". She really knows the real estate business. She is a real gem!!!|
|Emilie Christiansen is a super realtor. She was so kind and very helpful. She has a pleasant disposition, delightful manner, and a good attitude. Emilie was always cheerful and friendly. She was always available for advise and answered my many questions. She was enjoyable to work with, and I was so glad to have met her. She enjoys her work, and strives to do an excellent job. We had a good working relationship, and I am most sure that she does this with all of her customers. Everyone was helpful and kind. It was a good experience. Thank you, Emilie|
|Emilie is great! She took care of us very well. Don't loose her. She is a great asset to your company|
Theresa and Cedric Fernandes
|It was good working with you right down to your raking our leaves during the open house. You are a great agent but an even greater person.
Lou and Cindi
|Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication in selling our house. We really enjoyed working with you - you made the whole experience very easy on us. We hope to be able to recommend you soon to our family and friends. Sincerely,|
Julie and Dean Turner
|It was sooo nice to finally meet you. We are very impressed by your organization, intellect, and personality!. Thank you for taking us around Howard County..... we feel very comfortable with you and we look forward to working with you over the next few months.|
Jennifer and David
|Emilie, Thank you very much for finding me a wonderful home. Your kidness made this process very enjoyable! Thanks! Love, Anita :)|
I wanted to thank you for all your help finding a house for us. You are truly magnificent. I never thought we would find a house, after we lost the new house we built. I know we were not the easiest to please, but you made house hunting a joy. I will definitely pass your name along and when we are ready to sell you will be the first to know. You are a GREAT REALTOR and we enjoyed working with you. If somebody wants a reference, you can give them my phone number too. There are few realtors like you out there. We appreciate everything you have done for us. YOU ARE THE BEST :)
Charles and Stacy Ice
|Emilie was a terrific agent who knew her stuff and was very helpful to a first time home buyer.|
|I first came to know Emilie last fall when I was interested in a condo she had listed for sale. I was impressed with her efforts to find a suitable property for me and stayed with her for the approximately six months it took for me to find a place I liked and could afford. Of course I have been aware of Long and Foster's good reputation for many years and the company reputation added weight to my relationshhip with Emilie, but it was Emilie's good service that led me to my dealings with Long and Foster, and not the other way around|
|If it was not for Emilie I would not be in my new home. She was amazing and I would recommend her with no hesitation!|
|Emilie is the best Real Estate Agent I have ever had. A True Professional! Please give Emilie a promotion ... She has earned it!|
|I will purchase all future homes with Emilie's assistance. She took as much time as I needed in finding the right home. She was always available for me. You have a dedicated sales person and she is a wonderful asset to your organization.|
Rene Brown - Eldersburg
|Emilie was fantastic! Without her gentle and patient guidance, I would have never gotton my home. I liked Emilie's responsiveness via email. I am so grateful! |
Victoria Moerchen - Columbia
I'm sorry I didn't get to thank you personally, but thank you for all your
help. Buying a house is pretty stressful and hard stuff but you definitely
made it easier. Anyways, thanks again and please stay in touch.
Wishing you and your family the best.
I just wanted to shoot you an e-mail and tell you that Jim and I think of you quite often. You wouldn't even recognize our home! Every square inch on the first level is re-painted and some of the upstairs as well. We love our home thanks to you! My old co-worker, Megan (husband is Steven) Smith has been in contact with you and "looking" for a house down in Severna park. She said that she wouldn't go with anybody else besides you since she experienced my whole search with you and saw how "smooth" it went.
Hope you had a great Summer and managed to get away for some vacation.
Ronnie and I made a GIANT leap into the future during August. We have decided to try a new career - Real Estate. We wanted to share this with you, for you are in a way responsible for our decision. We were so impressed by your professionalism, concern for our interests and kindness while searching for properties in Baltimore and Annapolis that you have become our model of a real estate professional.
We are currently looking for a company to associate with and plan to meet with several Realtors in our area. Would you mind us calling you sometime to chat about our new career opportunity? We would love to invite you to lunch if you have some time.
Galina and Ron Coleman
|Our agent and her website were extremely helpful. I have recommended her to my friends.|
Stephen and Lara Brown
|Emilie, Thank you so much for all that you did for us to find out perfect home. I'll definitely refer all my friends and family to you. Hope you can make our housewarming party. Your friends, |
Ron and Marylon Burthe - Harmans
|Emilie was wonderful! - She helped us through a very painful purchase. She was knowledgeable, professional and diligent every step of the process|
Robert and Joyce Witney
|A million thanks again for helping us getting the keys yesterday. You are an outstanding realtor and a wonderful human being. Please be assure if that we ever decide to sell our house and buy another house, we will work with you, because you are simply THE BEST.|
Juan Carlos and Luisa
|The only way I can truly thank you for your total dedication in helping me find a home is just to let you know, again, how totally thrilled I am with my townhouse! It all seems so perfect. I will miss not hearing from you and going on our jaunts to check places out! - Thank you - Fondly,
Caryl Sue Johnson - Catonsville
I know that Caryl-Sue is absolutely thrilled with her new home!. "Way back then" I was just hoping to find some one who could help Caryl-Sue in her frustrating, long-distance effort to get familiar with the real estate market in your area. You certainly seemed to be on top of things.... and indeed, the house filled the bill! I am planning to visit Caryl-Sue and am so anxious to see her place. Thanks for your kindness and of course for helping her to get into "just the right place”
Thank you Emilie !
|Hi Emilie, This is to thank you on behalf of myself, my wife and specially my son for you hard work, professional attitude and patience in helping our son to buy his first home. We wish you health and prosperity. thanks
Certified Public Accountant
Investment Advisor Representative
|Emilie, Thank you soooo much for all that you did for me. I know you worked very hard to help me find a house. Let me add this was not just a house but the PERFECT HOUSE for me. I apologize for being so late with this note, me being here in the new house for 7 months, but now seems the perfect time to reflect and tell you how much I appreciate you for all that you have done. |
Tom Davis - New Market
|October 8, 2001
P. Wesley Foster, Jr.
President, Long & Foster
11351 Random Hills
Fairfax, VA 22032
Dear Mr. Foster:
My name is Dyadell Winborne. I am writing to you on the behalf of my wife, Sylvia, and myself to express to you how pleased we were with the services of Emilie Christiansen of your Columbia, Maryland office. Please allow me to describe to you what an excellent job she did for us.
We were “first-time” homebuyers. We had been working with an agent for sometime but not to our satisfaction. We knew very little about buying real estate and needed an agent who could educate us and reassure us while finding the right property to meet our needs. After reading several articles about what a buyer’s agent should do we quickly realized that we needed a new agent.
Taking the advice from one of the articles I wrote down exactly what we wanted in an agent. I then contacted several agents and interviewed them based on our requirements. Emilie Christiansen was one of the agents I contacted. She immediately stood out from all the rest. Emilie didn’t pressure us to start viewing houses, didn’t give us any “sales speak”, and didn’t talk down to us. She patiently answered our questions, pointed out things we’d overlooked, and candidly reassured us by saying, "Everything you’re asking for is what an agent should do and more.” Even though we scheduled a face-to-face meeting for the next day, we knew we wanted her to be our agent.
Upon our first meeting with Emilie our education in home buying began. She’d prepared a folder full of brochures, pamphlets, and worksheets to assist us. She encouraged us to use on-line resources –especially the wonderful LongandFoster.com site- and briefed us on the current trends in the local market. Emilie turned our fears into strengths by reminded us that it was natural to be cautious about making such an important decision. Sylvia and I felt we had a full partner in helping us to find the right home for our family.
Howard County, Maryland in general and its city of Columbia in particular proved to be a very competitive real estate market during the past summer. It was routine for homes to be under contract just hours after going on sale. Bidding wars were common. We viewed what seemed like dozens of homes –it seemed that every house we liked was either already under contract or just beyond affordability. My wife and I became very frustrated. Emilie, however, remained optimistic. She kept us focused on the big picture by advising us to continue saving money for closing costs and completing the financing process to increase our competitiveness. Although we still hadn’t found our home, thanks to Emilie, we soon had more cash and the power of a loan commitment agreement behind us.
In July of 2001, Emilie called me at work, one Thursday afternoon, about a home that was just about to go on the market. It had everything we wanted –and more. We agreed to view the property that evening. We were the first to see it. It turned out to be the best house we’d yet seen. The asking price was right at our maximum. Emilie had schooled us long before that, in this market, we had to be able to pay the asking price and our own closing costs. Thanks to her expert advice, we were more than prepared.
The next morning, Emilie presented our offer to the seller. During that Friday and Saturday many more offers were submitted. Sylvia and I didn’t think our chances were good. We thought a bidding war was going to drive our dream home out of reach. Emilie reminded us that money isn’t always the bottom line for every seller. On Sunday afternoon, Emilie called to inform us that the sellers had accepted our offer –which wasn’t the highest bid! Reason? We had a loan commitment agreement.
Sylvia and I had already felt Emilie was the best agent ever, but her performance during the closing process left us without superlatives to describe it. She explained each process to us and never let us miss an appointment. You name it; she took care of it "above and beyond the call of duty". There was nothing she missed. She protected our interests against everyone -from the seller to the lending institution- all with impeccable professionalism and a glowing smile.
Today, our family lives in a beautiful home with all the trimmings. To date there have been no surprises -except good ones. Our two children are free to run, play, and do all the things that apartment living denied them. I can't express how satisfying that is for a parent. It is a tremendous blessing for us to be able to use our resources to furnish our home rather than having to make repairs. Emilie's outstanding work is benefiting us each day.
As I write this letter I am reminded that though Emilie had many clients she always made us feel like we were her only clients. Never once did she take a cellular call or page in our presence.
I apologize for writing such a long letter. I'm sure you're a very busy man; however, we felt that a heart-felt "thank you" and a commission check weren't enough for Emilie. We want the highest echelons of Long & Foster to know about the tremendous job she did for our family. Thank you Mr. Foster for making agents like Emilie Christiansen available to common people like us. With an asset like Emilie, you're company will continue to prosper for a very long time indeed.
Thank you very much for your time.
Dyadell & Sylvia Winborne
Jack Queen, Executive Vice President/General Manager
Margaret Gallagher, Columbia Office Manager
Dyadell and Sylvia Winborne
The Buyer and I have mutually withdrawn the contract on my home. I will be staying at my home. I want to thank you for your incredible service and I will recommend you to everyone who might ask as well as contact you for any of my future real estate needs.