• 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday - Oct. 21, 2017

    Fall Appreciation Party

    WHAT IS IT: An appreciation event for client and supporters of the McIlvaine Home Team! ACTIVITIES: Brewery Tour with Award Winning Beer Arcade Games for Kids We look forward to Continue reading...

  • 10am-12pm Saturday - May. 13, 2017

    Community Paper Shredding Event

    What's happening It's time to securely get rid of all of those old documents that you no longer need! Steve McIlvaine at The McIlvaine Home Team will host a FREE PAPER SHREDDING Continue reading...

  • 11AM- 1PM Saturday - Mar. 18, 2017

    Monthly Home Buyer Seminar

    A monthly class geared towards educating first time home buyers of Virginia. If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a home now or in the near future Continue reading...

  • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday - Mar. 16, 2017

    March Madness

    What's happening? It's the most wonderful time of the year! March Madness is here! Join us for our first March Madness Annual Client and Supporter Appreciation Party!  You've been granted permission by Continue reading...

  • 4-7 PM Sunday - Dec. 11, 2016

    A Very Merrifield Christmas

    McIlvaine Home Team will be sponsoring A Very Merrifield Christmas celebration on Sunday, December 11 at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA. Come enjoy the first annual A Very Merrifield Continue reading...

  • 10 AM-6:30 PM Tuesday - Nov. 22, 2016

    Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway

    Let us treat you and your family in thanks. RSVP for a delicious pie! Continue reading...

  • 8 PM Monday - Oct. 31, 2016

    Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Get the family together and carve your pumpkin for fun and prizes! Continue reading...

  • 10AM - 6:00PM Saturday - Oct. 01, 2016

    Taste of Annandale

    JOIN US OCTOBER 1ST AT THE TASTE OF ANNANDALE!!!   McIlvaine Home Team will be a sponsor for the second annual Taste of Annandale, Oct. 1, 2016, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continue reading...

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  • Steve’s method of selling houses works exceedingly well. Our house sold in less than three hours on the market at above asking price, After moving to Florida and having physically visited almost 20 houses and looked at least 40 odd more on the internet, I cannot stress enough the importance of Steve’s insistence on staging, good painting, using a professional photographer and improving the tiniest detail of one’s home. It will in my opinion guarantee excellent results. We saw too many homes which did not meet those standards and we duly passed them over.

    - Bob and Astrid, Annandale, VA

  • It is clear how much Steve cares about his clients and his profession. He was always available and went out of his way to perform with excellence. He has attention to detail and explains everything well.”

    - Katherine T, Alexandria, VA

  • Steve had a masterful approach of researching the market, determining the right position, creating the perfect feel (key!), designing a critical marketing plan, and seamlessly negotiating on our behalf. All of this made us stand out in the market, which made all the difference. The word that comes to mind is excellent and we would definitely recommend Steve.

    - Andy and Kim, Ashburn, VA

  • He really works tirelessly and consistently with his clients to meet their needs. Without him, my condo would probably still be sitting on the market.

    - Sarita J, Falls Church, VA

  • Accessible, action oriented, got things done. Focused on meeting my needs and getting the house sold. I always knew you were looking out for my best interests.  

    - Alex Q, Annandale, VA

  • I think you did everything well considering you didn’t know Fredericksburg, our contractor quit on us and you still managed to get our house sold in 9 days!! Steve was a joy to work with. He always stayed one step ahead of the process. Even when we had trouble with a contractor quitting in the middle of making repairs Steve went above and beyond. He found another contractor that finished the job and got our house on the market on time.

    - Ron and Candice, Fredericksburg, VA

  • A lot of things went well:

    • You went way above and beyond in helping me figure out what improvements to make to my home before the sale
    • You got three bidders for the work on my house
    • You helped oversee the work
    • You helped me save money by finding an honest contractor and negotiating some of the costs and also recommending areas to save money
    • You were patient with me while I was on the emotional roller coaster of a house sale
    • Everything you said turned out to be true – from how the improvements would help in the sale, to the price, when to lower it, negotiating the final price, etc.

    - Steve M, Fairfax Station, VA

  • Steve is the kind of realtor who will go the extra mile for his clients. He’s dependable, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a go getter. If you want a realtor who is focused on you and not his commission, Steve is your guy!

    - Rick R, Herndon, VA

  • We were really blessed by your service and helpful nature. You have our business and our friends.

    - Ryan and Briet, Falls Church, VA

  • I sought out Steve’s advice when my wife and I were considering turning our home into a rental. He shared some crucial pieces of advice that helped us make our investment decision with confidence.

    - Garrett H, Sterling, VA

  • I believe you worked very hard and worked through some rough situations that were placed upon you. I also came to realize that you protected me from the pitfalls that probably would have upset me, had I known.
    I sincerely respect and appreciate your integrity and keeping my interest a priority.

    - FG, Annandale, VA

  • We admire how you seized the moment to market our property before listing, thanks to your work on another property in our community. While this was not the ‘plan’ from the outset, it turned out to benefit us tremendously, while ultimately shortening the timeline for the sale of our home. Again, this was not something we mapped out in advance; however, as the situation presented itself, you capitalized on the opportunity to generate interest and gather offers. One would hope that any agent in their right mind would do this, but I’m not certain they would play their cards as well as you did.

    This leads me to a second strength: negotiation. You worked to maximize value at every instance. I saw this when you first handed the offers, to when we countered the inspection, up to the final settlement price. I was not privy to what you said, precisely, but it clearly worked – and we are grateful for it.

    Third, you did your homework. When there was a need for additional information, you sought it out. I recall our conversation in response to the inspection, when you shared how you planned to price the various items in order to come up with a fair but favorable counter. The same thing played out when we responded to the appraisal. I had more insight into this part of the process, and I was pleased by your creativity and dogged pursuit of the best deal for us.

    All said, you did not sit back and let the process happen. We were not being swept along by the current. You sought to master the circumstances that prevailed from the moment we first met with you to the day we signed off on the sale.

    Oh, and one more point of praise: with one exception, you provided us with great contacts for repairs/services. I appreciated at the time, and still do, that it took a lot of worry out of having to find the right people to take care of items that, sometimes, needed to be rushed yet done well.

     

    Steve is a consummate professional upon whom you may rely completely. He will always promote your best interests with integrity, honesty, and resolve. We count ourselves very fortunate to have worked with Steve, and would encourage anyone else to do so, without hesitation.

    - Chris and Jen, Annandale, VA

  • We really appreciated that you were readily available and responded all our questions and requests timely and thoroughly. You were very knowledgeable and resourceful. We received many helpful insights and advices. And at the same time, you gave us enough space and time to come up with our own best decision. Also you referred us great service providers and contractors. Most of all, you were trustworthy. It’s hard to find someone who can meet those characteristics in this business.

     

    - Ted and Sera, Herndon, VA

  • Made it all a very seamless process. From start to finish – Steve was available every step of the way – even after hours at some points! oops! You show great passion, dedication and knowledge of the market – which put us at ease with some of our uncertainties. Communication from the moment we met with you until day of signing has been nothing but outstanding.

    - Kevin and Tara, Fairfax, VA

  • You have a very good understanding of the market, and considerations that need to be weighed when buying a home. You have a very strong client first value. You have integrity. You listen to preferences, and don’t push people in a direction you want them to go. You went above and beyond by trying to help us move things into our home, and by helping with contractors to work on our home once it was purchased, which is VERY appreciated. You have gotten us connected with everyone from utilities to contractors to a great lender.

    - Eric and Melanie, Fairfax, VA

  • Steve was honest, courteous, and efficient in all his dealings with us. Fantastic work throughout the entire process. He was such a pleasure to work with, couldn’t ask for a better person to do the job.

    - Joe and Basma, Alexandria, VA

  • You were very thorough explaining the lengthy home buying process. You definitely went the extra mile to help us buy our first home. Your work ethic, knowledge, and attention to detail was outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about the experience. We knew that you had our best interest at heart.

    - Luis and Grace, Fairfax, VA

  • This is a house I’d never thought we could get, Steve made it happen. We had a lower offer and Steve’s excellence in preparing things made our offer stand out.

    - Jason and Anna, Sterling, VA

  • Found appropriate properties to look at according to my preferences.

    - Carole L, Alexandria, VA

  • We appreciated that Steve not only said what we’re going to do, but why we’re going to do it. The clear rationale behind all of the decisions proved helpful.

    - Jason and Rochelle, Alexandria, VA

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