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Ultimate professional from day one.

Lorie was attentive to our needs. She stuck with us through a difficult closing and never wavered. We truly believed that she had our best interests in mind. I would recommend Lorie without reservation or hesitation.

J. Patterson

Michelle is simply the best!

I have known her for many years. We met and were colleagues while I dabbled in real estate for a few years. I often went to her to seek advice which led to our long friendship. If you are looking for someone that goes the extra, extra mile, is easy to work with, responsive, professional, and really knows their stuff then choose her for all your real estate needs. She is simply amazing, and I felt so blessed to have her by my side through the sell of my property. Thanks again Michelle for everything, you ROCK!!!

Laura Brissette

Michelle handled a very complex sale of an estate for us.

She navigated every aspect of the awkward family issues with kindness and compassion. Michelle navigated the complexities of our situation and sold our property in nine days for full asking price. We went to closing quickly. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs.

Erika Andrews

Michelle is an amazing realtor.

She’s very responsive and goes out of her way to make buying or selling a home as smooth as possible. I’d highly recommend her.

Molly Zesinger

Michelle is professional, courteous, thorough, patient.

.. and the list goes on. She helped my family and I find our home by listening to our needs and matching us with the best houses. Michelle kept us organized and on track during our home purchase. We were home shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic and she helped keep us all safe! We all wore masks and she provided gloves and hand sanitizer. I highly recommend hiring Michelle Hale as your realtor.

Candice Lowther

Michelle was always prompt with any question I needed.

When it came to finding for a home, she diligently searched the area for me. During the closing process she was able to walk me through step by step. I would highly recommend using her again for future purchase/sale.

Tyler Shea

Michelle did an incredible job selling our home.

Her knowledge and experience in the industry made the entire process smooth. Michelle works at a pace above and beyond what is expected and the results were extraordinary. I recommend highly and trust you are in good hands with her managing the sale of your home.

Diane Jennings (Business Owner)

Michelle is the BEST!

She gave us great advice while we prepared our home for listing. She chose a great asking price. The home sold at full price. We could not be happier with her and NextHome.

Sven Bridstrup

We have worked with Lorie in the past when looking for a rental.

After this experience, we feel and look at Lorie as a friend more than our reltor. She has been an outstanding realtor through the whole home buying process and I can not speak highly enough of her professionalism. When buying a home I am not the easiest customer to work with.

J. Middlemiss

Nine years ago Michelle found us the house we just sold.

Then — and now — her intuitive assessment of the value of the property is unmatched. Aggressive when needed, honest, trustworthy, attentive. Superb marketing. She inspires and deserves absolute trust in what could be a fraught transaction. But she makes it effortless. You can’t ask for a better agent.

Stephen Ballard

You say you need a Realitor!

There is only one! She is Michelle Hale of NextHome, 540-222-0121 My son recommended her to me as his friend. She is more than a friend, she is a Realitor, extra ordinar! Very professional and compassionate. Three weeks after she listed my house, I was attending closing. Michelle Hale of NextHome, 540-222-0121.

Byron E Schumaker

Lorie Nijar is a pleasure to have as my real estate agent.

Lorie took the time to get to know my daughter and me while we were searching for a home. She listened carefully to my preferences and scheduled viewings based on my likes and dislikes. Lorie never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. I can unequivocally recommend Lorie to buyers, sellers or renters when looking for someone to accomplish your real-estate dreams....

A. Thomas

Michelle was amazing helping me through a first time property purchase.

She was with me every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone.

Patrick Burke

Michelle was the absolute most kind, Patient, and professional realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!

I started looking at homes 8 states away in January when she without hesitation would FaceTime me through homes and give me advice. After visiting countless homes I finally settled on a home 5 months later, not once did Michelle ever make me feel like I was a bother. She placed numerous offers for me until one was finally accepted. She was there for countless hours of phone conversations helping me through the home buying process and talking me of the ledge while making the biggest purchase of my life!!! My kids and I ❤️ her!!

Melissa Wallace

Ted was extremely helpful and made the entire process of both buying and selling much easier than past experiences.

He exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him without hesitation!

Tracey Ashton

It was such a pleasure working with Lorie.

Hands down the best. She was thorough, hard working, professional and great to work with. She made the selling process super easy and flawless. And, she has a great team at her disposal. We will recommend her to all of our family and friends.

Engel & Maria C.

Michelle is nothing less than amazing.

She made sure every t was crossed and every I was dotted, thinking of things we never would’ve thought to ask. She was with us every step of the way in a very complicated and stressful process. She is a total rockstar and we are lucky to call her a friend too. Thank you Michelle!!

Aubree Joy Silver

I can't say enough great things about Michelle.

She's truly a wonderful human being to start with! Her work ethic is phenomenal. She thinks outside of the box and will work morning noon and night for your needs in finding the right home for you. I recommend her highly and have already told a few of my friends and family for their future needs.

Lisa Pearmund (Director of Sales, Pearmund Cellars)

Michelle did and absolutely outstanding job.

She helped us prepare for the sale, posted a notification three weeks prior to the sale and put it on the market. The first two days on the market produced 18 showings and four offers. We settled on an offer that was $20K above asking price. Of course, she then led us through the settlement process. You could not ask for a better agent--pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, friendly--all the good things you would want in an agent and person. I would highly recommend Michelle .

Bob Zesinger

What a wonderful house buying experience with Lorie!

She is very communicative, supportive, and walked the house search & entire house buying process from start to finish with both of us equally and STILL stays in touch. We appreciate that as she truly cares, stays professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. We are military retired and she ‘gets it’. She’s very supportive however of both military and civilian as she has ‘been there’ just as we have. We highly recommend her as your realtor!

Katie & Jim

We highly recommend Michele!

Wonderful agent and she really knows everything about real estate. We have worked with her for years. Very professional.

Billy & Glenda Roberts

I was forced to terminate contract with first realtor I worked with due to disconnect regarding understanding of what we were selling.

Big difference between selling a house... and selling a large complicated property setup for equestrian activities and nature... with a house. I was really frustrated with the entire process when a neighbor recommended I ask Michelle for help. Michelle changed everything for the better! At our first meeting she made some optimistic seeming claims and then proceeded to do EXACTLY what she said she would do - starting with walking the entire property with me, asking the right questions, and taking notes. The new listing was night and day improvement over previous and I had a solid offer and contract at the first open house Michelle organized - with the right kind of buyers for the property! Class act and professionalism through and through! No problem stayed a problem for long - to include dealing with a badly heat-stroked seller (me) at closing. If you can get Michelle as your realtor - DO SO and potentially save yourself a world of nonsense.

James E. Diederich (Homeowner)


Seller in Fairfax

Michelle has been very helpful during our house hunting adventure.

She asked us questions about what we were looking for and scoured her real-estate resources to find us many houses that we could tour. She was attentive to details that may distinguish one property over another but at the end of the day, we were the final decision maker on what we wanted to do. During the house negotiation phase, Michelle was constantly in contact with us so that we knew where we were in the process and what options we had available to us if we needed to take some action. I feel like she was very well versed in the negotiation process and could give us recommendations on what might be a good step forward through the negotiations. Again, she acted as an advisor and we were responsible for the final decision on what actions we chose to take. Overall I have really enjoyed working with Michelle, and I would recommend her for other family that is embarking on a house hunting expedition in the future.

Bruce W. Lowther (Home Owner & Home Buyer)

Top notch real estate agent who does not give up.

Alisha Elena Adams

Michelle is knowledgeable, professional and personable.

With her years of experience she knows just when to make moves and how to price. She covers all the details. And she is friendly and great to work with. I would recommend her to anyone needing a real estate professional.

Elizabeth Z Rodriguez (Artist/ Art Teacher)

Ted is a great realtor.

He really helped us throughout the process of finding and buying our first home. He was available for us whenever we had a question or wanted to meet to look at houses. Ted is dependable. He is not interested in his bottom line and never pushed us towards a particular house, or made us feel pressured to make a decision about anything. Our home was an older house that had been in foreclosure, and was bank owned, which presented its own special kind of obstacles and challenges, regarding the amount of paperwork and various home inspections, but Ted was there with us every step of the way. We would highly recommend Ted to help anyone find their next home.

Katie U

Lorie is the hardest working Realtor that truly cares for her clients!

She’s very transparent when it comes to selling or buying a home. Honestly, the process was so flawless that I didn’t have a chance to worry. So get ready sellers/buyers, you’re in for a treat; professionalism at it’s best!

Jane & Jamil G.

Ultimate professional from day one.

Lorie was attentive to our needs. She stuck with us through a difficult closing and never wavered. We truly believed that she had our best interests in mind. I would recommend Lorie without reservation or hesitation.

E. Smith

Michelle was friendly, professional, efficient, and best of all she got me a great deal and helped with all the advice that I needed along the way.

I would recommend her highly!

Georgina White

Lorie made selling our home the easiest we've ever encountered!

She went way above & beyond to help us get the home ready to sell. We live out of state from where this home was located and Lorie was able to assist with everything from getting keys from our former tenants to meeting with contractors for work needed on the home. We trusted Lorie 100% to get our home sale ready and she did not disappoint! Lorie is knowledgeable in the real estate industry and guided us on setting a competitive but fair sale price! We will 100% recommend Lorie in the future and use her ourselves if we have a need in the northern Virginia area again.

Melissa McMillion

We had such a great experience with Michelle as a real estate agent when we purchased our current house, we reached out to her to purchase some land and she did a wonderful job again.

We explained our specific goals and requirements including a stream and ability to hunt not too far from our house and she looked daily for over a year to find property. We went through multiple properties because of title issues and she worked diligently through the whole thing as our advocate. She also was great at keeping us in the loop and pushing to get info when other groups were less than responsive. I would strongly recommend Michelle Hale as a real estate agent.

Jim Kiffney

Lorie was even available to us when we knew she was out of town.

Lorie is skilled at estimating a appraised value of a property. Lorie advocated lower purchase pricing on a few places we had put offers in on. I truly feel she had our best interests at heart.

J. Young

Michelle was our champion during our homebuying process!

She has so much knowledge and expertise in every part of the process and made us feel so confident from start to finish. Even all the little things that my husband and I wouldn't have even thought of to look for or ask about, she was already prepared for and made sure we didn't miss a thing! We couldn't have had a better experience with Michelle and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to start the buying process.

Carina Takacs

Michelle did a wonderful job for us.

Her patience in answering our many questions and requests was amazing. Also, her knowledge of the market is substantial, which helped us to identify the area in which we should focus our search. If you are in need of someone to help you buy or sell your home, I would highly recommend Michelle!

Greg Bowman (Home Purchaser)

Michelle is awesome.

On our first day in Warrenton, Michelle (from vacation in Florida) got us in to see our first choice condo and set up everything to get our offer in. The offer was accepted and she walked us through the contract and all the way to closing with absolutely no problems that she did not take care of. She guided us with with the skill of a true pro and with patience and kindness that went well beyond what was necessary.

Andy & George Anne Kotowicz

I used Michelle when we bought our townhouse in Fredericksburg.

She did a tremendous job and had excellent work ethic when we bought our house. It made my decision easy to use her when we were selling our house. I only wish she could have came to Florida to help us when we relocated.

Thomas D Hale (Facility Manager, USAF)

Michelle was a pleasure to work with and always extremely accommodating.

One of the best realtors we’ve dealt with in our multiple moves with the military. Highly recommended.

David Zesinger (Lt Col)

Michelle was the absolute best agent we could have ever had!

She knew exactly what we were looking for in a home and helped us find our forever home with our first walk through! She helped us take care of inspections and repairs very fast and cost efficiently. She kept us updated on changes and information constantly and immediately. While we have found our forever home if we ever needed to sell or buy again She would be the one we go to. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for an agent!

Kiersten Rutter (Home buyer)

Michelle did an outstanding job consistently responding to queries quickly, advocating on my behalf with other agents and exhibiting an invaluable patience throughout my home search.

She has an extensive knowledge of the quirks to look out for when viewing a home and the appropriate strategies to make offers that are strong but protective of the buyer's assets.

Kathleen Hansen (Senior Analyst)

Michelle did great getting us in a home during such a crazy time to buy a house.

We even got one at appraisal while most people are spending much more over that.


We met Lorie through finding a house to rent and she was such a pleasure that we couldn’t wait for her to help us find our home to own!

It was always lovely working with her and I felt like we had the best person on our side to help us find the home of our dreams. She made the experience better than we could have ever imagined.

Sam K.

Michelle was such a pleasure throughout the entire process.

She made us feel so welcome and special. She was so vigilant in her role as a realtor and she is so responsive to all communications whether by text or email before we bought as well as after our home purchase. Michelle made me feel so at ease. We are new to Virginia so she really helped us to learn about the home buying process in this State. I would recommend Michelle to anyone wanting the perfect home! She talked with us about our past living arrangements, our likes and dislikes, our needs, our wants, and our future dreams and lead us to the perfect home!! Thank you Michelle for all your attention to us, your diligent attention to details and your hard work making our dream home come true!

Teresa Bowman

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