My Client Reviews
Shopping for real estate in Washington, D.C. is daunting. Sean Bugg was so great to work with, guiding me to the right opportunities and then shepherding me through each step of the process. Everything went off without a glitch! I will definitely work with Sean again when needed.
Sean is the realtor everybody hopes to find -- he's professional and knowledgable, but also somebody who becomes personally invested in your search. He is the definition of a team-mate who is both patient and understanding through a process that can often be challenging, time-consuming, and scary (especially to a young, first-time home buyer like myself.) I also appreciated Sean's willingness to acknowledge facts or questions he didn't have an answer to and would work tirelessly to get the info from the seller's agent or do the research for me. When we did finally find the perfect property for me and entered the active contract phase, he seemed to appreciate the fact I took plenty of time to review everything in detail -- even if it meant I'd find something that would be cause to cancel the contract -- and never made me feel like I should rush or assume everything was okay. Beyond that, Sean is the rare realtor who is able to be attentive and encouraging, without being high-pressure. I never once felt like he was trying to talk me into a property that wasn't an absolute perfect fit based on what I told him were my must-haves before making an offer. If anything, I deeply respected his willingness to give his honest and professional thoughts on the downsides of any given property we viewed instead of obscuring the possible downsides in hopes I'd miss them and move forward with making an offer. At the end of the process, I have both a new friend and somebody I'd happily recommend to anybody looking for a realtor in the DC area.
I have the privilege of knowing Sean as a friend before working with him professionally on my first-time homebuying journey. Professionally, he was just as great, knowledgeable, and friendly as I've known him. He really knows DC, especially the areas I was interested in buying, and he regularly sent me listings without me having to ask for them, including ones that would have not shown up on my own search. He was flexible and accommodating to my schedule--even if I was only available on weekends or late after work, he did his best to get me into properties. And if I wanted to see something again, he did all the work to make sure I got my fill of viewings! He was (and still is) also just a phone call or text away, regardless of the time of day. As a first-time buyer I had a LOT of questions and he was quick to answer them all. And if he didn't have the answer he directed me to the right people. There were lots of points where I was stressed throughout the process, but Sean made it that much easier.
Even though we never completed a transaction and never actually met Sean in person, every email interaction we had was lovely. Not only was Sean incredibly responsive (no sooner had I closed my email than Sean had emailed me back!) but he was always willing to help and send some condos/apartments that he had seen. I would recommend him to anyone!
My Credentials and Memberships
- Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS
- 2019 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) Leadership Institute
- NVAR Leadership Advisory Group
- Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI)