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“Peter is an excellent real estate agent”

Peter is an excellent real estate agent. He knew everything about our desired neighborhood, was patient through our barrage of first-time home-buyer questions, offered excellent advice at all stages of the process, and was particularly savvy during some weird interactions we had with our lender. I highly recommend Peter Frias.

Jim

“We’d definitely like to work with him again in the future”

Peter was incredibly helpful and supportive as my husband and I purchased our first home in DC. Throughout the entire process, he was always available whenever we had any questions, and we felt valued and respected as his clients. We’d definitely like to work with him again in the future, and will recommend him to others in the meantime.

Jenny

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better home buying experience with Pete”

I couldn’t have hoped for a better home buying experience with Pete. My wife and I were just starting the process of relocating when I contacted Pete. He was very responsive to our emails, texts and phone calls. We were not very familiar with the neighborhoods and that is where Pete really shined. Pete is patient. Frequently we had to reschedule due to work-related events and we were having trouble deciding between buying a home in D.C. or Northern Virginia — he stuck with us and provided an analysis of alternatives. Eventually we decided on a condo in Arlington. Pete’s knowledge of markets, negotiation, and the entire home buying process is beyond reproach. He will be our first call when we look to sell or buy in the future.

Jeremy

“amazing representative”

I just closed on a condo with Pete’s help, and I cannot stress enough what an amazing representative he is. Pete is a genuine and honest person–just the type of person you need on your side in the crazy real estate market in our area. Pete is also very experienced, and his expertise and insight was an invaluable resource throughout. This was my first time buying property, and I didn’t know anything about the process of looking or making an offer or getting financing. I also came into the process without a clear idea about exactly what I wanted. Pete was an incredible help from start to finish. He frequently sent me listings that fit my specifications so that I didn’t have to spend tons of time online looking for myself. Pete knows the city extremely well, and had great insights about different neighborhoods and types of condos. I definitely looked at places I would not have otherwise thought to check out, which was really helpful in getting me to focus in on exactly what I wanted. Pete was extremely generous with his time. He took me on dozens of tours, and even returned with me to the same property multiple times in a few cases. He is a great person to bounce ideas off of — he never put pressure on me to consider a place outside my price range, and he gave direct, thoughtful answers to questions. I made a couple of offers with Pete, and he negotiated with agents on a couple of other properties I did not make offers on; he is a great advocate and a strong and experienced negotiator. When I did successfully make an offer and ultimately close on a condo, Pete was so helpful throughout the whole process. Again, I knew I could trust him, which is so essential when you’re signing tons of documents and making a huge financial decision without knowing all of the ins and outs of the process. We ended up closing on an accelerated schedule just before the holidays, and Pete was great at making sure everything was done on time. I am so excited about my new place, and I could not have done this without Pete’s dedication and hard work. I cannot recommend Pete enough. He is a exceptional realtor and a great person.

Julie

“He is smart and extremely responsive”

Pete is there for you every step of the way. He is smart and extremely responsive. He knows everyone from mortgage officers, to inspectors to contractors, and is there to help you whenever you need. As a first time home buyer he answered all my questions, and 100% of the time responded within an hour or two. I HIGHLY recommend Pete to all of my friends and coworkers.

Sam

“Peter’s your guy”

Peter kills it every time. Very solid market knowledge, extremely patient, meticulous attention to details. Helped me find exactly the right spot; had a better idea of what i wanted than i did. Stop looking — Peter’s your guy.

Jason

“I felt Pete had my back”

In the anxiety of the buying process, Pete provides a thoughtful approach. He intently listens to home needs and then delivers potential properties and asks questions that make you compare and rank priorities. I soon learned my responses would be followed by “why?” He is organized and knowledgeable on the process, that I felt confident–and trusted–his advice. Throughout the process, I felt Pete had my back.

Drew

“Awesome local realtor who really knows Capitol Hill”

Awesome local realtor who really knows Capitol Hill. I purchased my home with him in 2011. He showed me about a million options and never got fustrated when I changed my mind. I also used him to sell my home in 2015 and he did a fantastic job marketing and negotiating the sale on the property.

Susan

“Expect Pete to be very responsive”

Expect Pete to be very responsive. I contacted him and within a few hours of sending him my bank’s pre-approval letter (later that day) we visited three properties.

Eric

“Wouldn’t hesitate to use again”

Pete helped me find my current home over 9 years ago. I have on several occasions needed his assistance on several matters and has always been helpful and responsive. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again.

John

“Pete is an ideal broker”

Pete is an ideal broker. He knows the DC market and his relationships in the area help identify opportunities and avoid missteps. He is thoughtful, patient and organized. He keeps a deal moving and knows how to close.

Peter

“Peter was great to work with and SUPER responsive”

Peter was great to work with and SUPER responsive (which was key in the competitive DC housing market and in navigating some last minute bumps in the road to get to closing). He provided really helpful advice throughout the search process, and never pressured me to consider properties that were outside of my price range. Peter was just really wonderful to work with: knowledgeable, accommodating (and I pestered him A LOT), and calm (which I appreciated because being a first time homebuyer is stressful and scary). Thanks Peter!

Sally

“I can’t think of another agent who knows the local market better than Peter”

Peter Frias helped us buy our first home in 1999. We had a tight budget for Capitol Hill. We wanted a fixer-upper with personality and a garden. Peter was very patient during our long search, and helped us get exactly what we wanted. He knows the area and market very well. When we were ready to sell after 10 years, Peter was our clear choice. We had stayed in touch and he knew we were looking for a bigger garden and home. He helped us negotiate a great price on our new house, while simultaneously taking the pressure out of selling our old home. It sold in three weeks in a not-so-great market, with a great profit! We love Peter’s no-pressure approach. He really tries to understand your need. Buying and selling houses can be nerve-wracking; but Peter and his office were always there to answer questions. They kept the process running along smoothly. Experience really counts; I can’t think of another agent who knows the local market better than Peter.

Laura

“We heartily recommend Pete!”

Pete helped us buy our first home 14 years ago…we looked at houses all over the Hill and elsewhere. After each viewing, Pete listened to our comments and thoughtfully offered additional listings based on our priorities. He zeroed in on what was important to us until we found the right house. We heartily recommend Pete!

Suzanne

“Peter was extremely responsive during my search”

Peter was extremely responsive during my search, in which properties in my budget were going under contract quickly, and at times with multiple offers. This allowed me to finally get an offer in on the property I eventually purchased in the midst of a competitive market.

Monty

“Peter is the most responsible, considerate and understanding realtor I have ever met”

Peter is the most responsible, considerate and understanding realtor I have ever met. As buyer broker, he stuck with me through the worst mortgage process in history and a very difficult, frustrating closing. If I ever decide to sell or buy another property, Peter would be my first choice.

Andrew

“Peter was great to work with”

Peter was great to work with, the entire process of buying my condo could not have been smoother. He was always quick to get me answers to even my most random questions, and he really clearly explained the process and what I needed to do when.

Gretchen

“I also like the fact that he donates part of his commission to a worthy cause”

Peter was recommended by a friend. His responsiveness and willingness to help even after the sale had long been completed we’re very much appreciated. I would definitely go to Peter again. I also like the fact that he donates part of his commission to a worthy cause.

Mazie

“he is extraordinarily knowledgeable”

Peter responds promptly to every telephone call, including those times when I called him about something generally, but not directly, related to buying or selling a house through him. He is always friendly; he is extraordinarily knowledgeable; and he is honest in his recommendations.I recommend him without any qualification whatsoever.

David

“He’s both a knowledgeable realtor but a good person.”

Peter handled the purchase of our condo in DC and everything went smoothly. After the purchase, a few years later I sought Peters help to rent the condo because I had moved to suburbia. He provided me copies of leases which I used to rent my condo. Peter did not receive any money for this but was always willing to help. I really appreciated that. He’s both a knowledgeable realtor but a good person.

David

“Peter was very good at negotiating”

Very knowledgeable of area that I was looking to buy in. Peter worked very hard to find what I was looking for. He went out of his way by calling potential sellers who had property that matched my criteria to see if they were interested in selling. Peter was very good at negotiating a fair price and helped me with financing contacts.

Alana

“He knew it all”

Pete Frias helped me buy my first house. I knew nothing about the home buying process; financing; inspections; neighborhoods. He knew it all. The most important thing about my experience with him was his patience. I was on a fairly tight budget and the D.C. real estate market was booming. There weren’t going to be a lot of single family town homes in my price range. Pete took the time to show me 10 or 20 places over three or four months. I finally bought a house in the H Street corridor, Northeast that he had shown me when it was being renovated. The completed work looked GREAT, and we made an offer. At the time, H Street had not boomed and I got in ahead of the wave. I still own the house as a rental property. When it’s time for me to sell, or my estate actually, Pete — or one of his heirs — will get the sale.

Kevin

“He has always been there for me”

Pete has been involved with every real estate transaction I’ve been involved with or thought about in DC, and I wouldn’t think about another option. Now, I’m not Donald Trump (I mean in reference to the real estate business involvement) but I’ve done a fair amount of buying and selling and renting out. Pete is smart, accessible, caring, but the most important thing is the accessibility. He has always been there for me. I recommend him to anyone.

Tony

“I’d highly recommend his very professional services”

My specific interest was in Capitol Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods in NE and SE DC, and Pete was very knowledgeable about these areas, specific properties, and expected changes and developments in my areas of interest. He was extremely responsive, identified potential properties of interest before they were listed in many cases, and was patient and offered great advice throughout a year-long search for the perfect home. I’d highly recommend his very professional services and intend to work with him again in the future.

Matt

“He is very easy going and was easy to reach by phone or email”

Peter was very knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods we were looking at and very responsive to our list of things were looking for. He was willing to take the time to show us houses in our price range to give us ideas of what we could get before my current home was sold and I couldn’t make an offer at that time. He is very easy going and was easy to reach by phone or email. I believe he negotiated a great deal for us and we are thrilled with our new home. I would highly recommend Peter!!!

Marsha

“Peter was very helpful and patient”

Peter was very helpful and patient in our search for a condo, and when we were ready to make an offer he walked us through each step of the process and took time to explain/answer or questions. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone looking in the DC Metro area!

Tyson

“Pete is a great real estate agent”

Pete is a great real estate agent. He helped my wife and I buy our condo, and he was excellent throughout every step of the process. Pete knows the business well, and he’s very easy to work with. I recommend him highly and without hesitation.

Lawrence

“He was easy to work with and very helpful”

I purchased my first house with Peter’s assistance in 2001. He was easy to work with and very helpful. He was so great that when it came time for me to buy a house in 2012 I called Peter again and with in a short time I bought the second house.

Jason

“He is honest”

Mr. Frias was able to negotiate with the seller to arrive at a very favorable price for me. He is honest, thoroughly immersed in Capital Hill housing market in Washington DC, and over the years have grown to consider him a friend. I have recommended him to my colleagues who also have praised him highly.

Lage

“Peter was exceptional”

Peter was exceptional. He was responsive, insightful, helpful, and I always felt he had my best interest at heart. He was available whenever I needed him, never had a problem answering any of my questions, and never pressured me in any way. I had complete confidence in Peter start to finish and I’m glad I had his help during this process.

Joe

“He has many years of experience in the DC area”

Pete has helped us buy and sell properties and I recommend him highly. He is knowledgeable, responsive, patient, and follows up. He has many years of experience in the DC area and I wouldn’t go to anyone else!

Angie

“Peter was very responsive to our questions”

Peter was very responsive to our questions and helped negotiate the final contract for the property we purchased. He was very knowledgeable about DC taxes and regulations concerning condos and rentals.

Stan

“Peter was extremely honest, helpful and willing to show properties that were within my budget”

Peter was extremely honest, helpful and willing to show properties that were within my budget. He was able to help me (a first time homebuyer) throughout the process of finding the the proper home, within my budget all the way through the closing process. I would definitely recommend Peter Frias to anybody looking to purchase a home!

Aaron

“He has been very responsive to all our requests for information”

I’ve had two very good experiences buying properties with Pete, in 2000 and again in 2015. He has been very responsive to all our requests for information, and because I live outside the DC area, he has responded quickly with visits to various properties that I have found on Zillow and asked him to check out for me. Highly recommended.

Karl

“Pete is really a great realtor”

Pete is really a great realtor! He has strong negotiation skills as a result of his legal training. He’s also patient. We wanted to see a ton of houses before making a decision and Pete was willing and able to show us every home that was available in our price range. He also knows the market well. He was aware of homes that would soon be on the market so we didn’t have to wait for homes to appear on the MLS. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a home in Washington, DC.

Meredith

“He was an excellent agent to work with!”

Pete helped me find a condominium in Arlington, VA. He was professional, responsive, and knowledgeable. He was an excellent agent to work with! I would highly recommend him to both friends and family. He went above and beyond helping with an appraisal issue on the condo I bought.

Philip

“Pete was an absolutely terrific agent”

Pete was an absolutely terrific agent! He was knowledgeable, forthright, friendly, and 100% professional. I was on a bit of a quick timeline to purchase my new home, and he did everything he could to make sure the process went quickly and smoothly.

David

“He made sure I was comfortable and well-informed”

Peter is DC area native and he knows the real estate market here like the back of his hand. He made sure I was comfortable and well-informed in making my decision on a home, especially since I was a first time homebuyer and a small fish in this big DC pond. He was always available and explained the rules patiently. Peter navigated the short timeline and negotiating process among so many other bidders with great skill. He seems rather risk-averse but that turned out to be quite helpful when emotions may have overshadowed reasonable thinking.

Marta

“He gave us some good tips on how to put in a successful bid”

Pete was helpful and responsive. He gave us some good tips on how to put in a successful bid, and we ended up getting the house, even though our bid wasn’t the highest. We’ve recommended Pete to friends!

Jill

“On a scale of 1 to 10, Pete is easily a 12”

On a scale of 1 to 10, Pete is easily a 12. He is knowledgeable, responsive, gives advice without being pushy, and goes above and beyond at every opportunity. When I decide to put my house back on the market, Pete will be the first person I call.

Dryw

“I am really glad that I went with Peter”

I had previously used Peter’s services to sell my condo. Since he did such a wonderful job in selling my condo, I decided to use him again in purchasing a new home. He did an excellent job in identifying homes that met my criteria in the area that I wanted to live. He showed me the homes, identifying the pros and cons of each home. When I selected the home I wanted, he handled the negotiations with the seller bargaining down to a price below what the seller initially listed the home. Through the entire process, Peter was patient and professional handling any rough parts of the process and explaining everything so that I could make the best decision. I am very happy with my purchase and I am really glad that I went with Peter. I will definitely use him again if I ever need to buy or sell another home.

Eric

“all of Peter’s advice proved to be right on target”

Peter Frias did an exceptionally good job selling my house for me. Because I live in California, I had to rely on Peter to see that the many things that had to be done when selling a property were completed. Peter was right on top of everything and most important to me in my situation, was very good at communicating. Also, his knowledge of Capitol Hill and its housing market came in very handy when pricing the house. In the end, all of Peter’s advice proved to be right on target, and in a matter of days, I got several offers that were all better than I ever imagined possible. I would highly recommend Peter.

Michael

“He was always available to answer questions”

Peter Frias was recommended to me by a work colleague and I am happy to recommend him as well. As a first time home buyer I was happy to have someone as knowledgeable and helpful as Peter. He was always available to answer questions – and I had a lot. He had very good ideas about locations that would work for me. I would definitely work with him again.

Beth

“We loved working with Peter”

“We loved working with Peter. Matter of fact, I’m not sure what we would have done without him! Our house was being renovated when we signed our listing agreement with him and since we lived clear across the country he took it upon himself to check in on the property frequently to give us updates on the progress and he interacted with our contractor to help keep things moving along. Our house construction process was a complete nightmare and if Peter hadn’t been involved I’m not sure that it would have ever been completed. Pete was incredibly professional at the most frustrating of times and he showed us how much he cared by being so involved and going above and beyond – way beyond – what a typical real estate agent scope of work is supposed to be. In the end he helped us get top dollar for our house. We are incredibly grateful for his help! We wouldn’t even consider ever using another agent in the DC area. Thank you Peter!!”

Lauren

“OUTSTANDING support”

I bought a home on Capitol Hill in 2001 from the Frias Brothers at John Formant. I asked Pete to support us when we purchased another home by Children’s Hospital again in 2013. OUTSTANDING support. Pete is a real professional and, he wont readily tell you, is also a Georgetown educated attorney – which makes him invaluable. We had a home in Hawai’i and performed a 1031 “”Starker”” exchange for the first time for a property in NW DC. Pete executed the very complex transaction with grace, knowledge and speed – using all of his resources from over 3,000 miles away. I will ask Pete to support us again – hands down. thank you Pete!

Kathleen & Parry

“Mr. Frias is very thorough, punctual, and helpful”

Mr. Frias is very thorough, punctual, and helpful while guiding a customer through the home buying process. We looked at at least 15-20 properties without there ever being a sense of pressure or urgency from him. He also helped me find a lender who turned out to be the best deal for me. Everything was low stress during my home shopping process with him. I would purchase again or sell with Mr. Frias and wouldn’t hesitate to refer my family to him.

Dexter

“I couldn’t have asked for a better agent”

A year ago I met Pete Frias and working with him throughout the home buying process was wonderful experience. He is a professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and has the hard skills related to being a real estate agent down. In my opinion, where Pete also excelled was in the soft skills, he was a good listener. There were certain things that I needed to have in the home and although I didn’t get them all, together we found a home that had all but one of the requirements. He was patient. There were times when I needed to take time to make decisions and never once I feel rushed to make a decision. Pete truly wanted what was best for me and my family. He has many contacts and is willing to share them with his customers so I didn’t have to figure out where to find plumbers and painters and other services. With respect to the home buying process, I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. I would whole heartedly recommend Pete to anyone who is looking for a home.

Stephanie

“Pete is a great realtor with lots of patience and experience”

Pete is a great realtor with lots of patience and experience. He has sold several of our houses in DC over the years and has also found us homes when we were looking. It’s nice to work with someone who knows DC so well and is so well respected by everyone in the business. I can’t say enough good things about Pete Frias.

Phaedra

“I will go to Pete first”

Pete was terrific in his capacity as the selling/listing agent on five homes of our homes in the Shaw area between 2008-2013. His knowledge of the market helped us set our asking price so that we received offers immediately and didn’t feel as though we left anything on the table when we went to contract. His Open Houses were well thought out and always well attended. When I have another house to sell or purchase in DC, I will go to Pete first.

Fred

“I recommend him without any hesitation”

I have been working with Peter since 2007. It was then that he helped me find an apartment at no charge at all. He drove me around to many different rentals and talked through options with me. That led me to use him to purchase a home several years later. Fast forward to 2014 I am using him again for my next move and sale. Each time he has been patient, thorough and very knowledgeable. I recommend him without any hesitation.

Joan

“My experience with Peter Frias was wonderful”

My experience with Peter Frias was wonderful. His knowledge of the DC housing market and real estate in general was very impressive. He made what I thought was going to be a difficult transaction very easy. He was able to answer all of my questions (I had a lot of questions) and he made himself available anytime during the day. He recommended an excellent contractor to improve the value of my place and he kept me informed of what’s was going on during very step of the sale. During the sale’s completion, he negotiated for me the highest possible price for my unit. At end of the process, I was very happy with the sale and Peter’s work. I would highly recommend Peter as a broker to any of my friends.

Eric

“Peter did an excellent job”

Responsive, thorough, knowledgeable, and amenable. Peter agreed to take on our sale of a co-op, a task from which some agents will shy away. He was able to secure our full asking price and made the sale work despite our concurrent move overseas. Peter did an excellent job selling our house and I give him my highest possible recommendation.