Testimonials

“Trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional and personable describe the Schwiesow team. We were from out of state, Paul and Nancy went above and beyond to promptly help us when needed. Most importantly, we had a contract on our property after a week on the market. Nancy and Paul thoroughly reviewed documents, and made sure everything was in place for a smooth settlement.” Andy and Kristen Irvin

“Having now bought two houses and sold one house with the Schwiesow’s, we have had a great deal of interaction with Nancy and Paul over the years. From the strong sellers’ market to the current buyers’ market, Nancy and Paul have been able to get the job done while making sure we were able to buy the house we wanted at the price we wanted, and sell our other house at a good price despite the difficult market in real estate. Nancy and Paul worked seamlessly as a team to maintain frequent contact with us to keep us updated on the process while responding to questions and concerns almost instantly. Having had a great deal of contact with a wide variety of real estate agents during the buying and selling of our former and current houses, we can confidently say that Nancy and Paul are able to provide a level of service that is a cut above that of any other agent. We have recommended the services of Nancy and Paul to a number of our friends over the years, and will continue to do so in the future.”  Alison Oswald and Neal Walters

We used the Schwiesow team to both sell our condominium and buy a house. Paul and Nancy were very personable and great to work with throughout the whole process. We had never dealt with home buying decisions before and the Schwiesow team did a great job of listening to our requirements, providing insight on houses and neighborhoods, and most importantly, walking us through the entire selling and purchasing process. Paul and Nancy were both very good at laying out options and providing us with all the information we needed to make a decision. They also helped us get our condominium ready for market. Additionally, the seller of our new home requested an in-person presentation of our offer and Nancy was more than willing to present our offer and the offer was accepted over competing offers. The Schwiesow team also was able to recommend handymen, home inspectors, banks, and other resources which we used throughout the process.
They have also followed up several times in the two months since we purchased our house to check on us and complete the process. We will definitely use the Schwiesow team for any future home buying or selling and recommend them to anyone we know who is looking for a realtor.” Bill and Rosemary McNary

“About the Schwiesow team at Long and Foster. They were with us every step of the way, from advising us on what needed to be done to sell our house, to taking care of our needs long after the sale. We experienced a professional yet personal relationship, one which addressed our concerns on every level. Before our house sold we were shown condos in Leisure World, inspiring confidence our house would sell soon. We were kept informed on all matters related to the sale and never experienced any “surprises”.  We were patiently shown condo after condo until we found the right one. All of our appointments were on time and never missed, There were regular phone conversations and all of the details were attended to, freeing me up to think about what I wanted and needed in a new home. This was a first time adventure for me and the Schwiesow’s held my hand thru everything. One of them was always there for me. Their attitude was friendly and confident and enabled me to feel secure and comfortable with every aspect of the sale. We have since moved in to our new home and the Schwiesow’s continue to support us and act as our advocate wrapping up final matters and assisting us to settle in. We couldn’t have done it without them!”  The Thompson Family

“We are now comfortably settled in our home in California. We like the warmer weather here although I really, really miss our house in Silver Spring. Here in California spring has “busted” out all over with flowers and trees in bloom. In another few weeks you will enjoy the same. Enough talk about the weather. I personally thank you for selling our house even at a time when houses were not selling too well. You had very good open houses and a very friendly approach in all of your dealings with us. Thanks again and we wish you continued success. We will be back in Maryland this summer and hope to see you then. The best of everything to both of you. P.S. If I ever need another realtor in MD I certainly will call on you to represent me.” Margaret and Phil Benson 

“I am writing to thank you for all your help in selling our home in Silver Spring. We put the house on the market in spring 2008, which was a particularly unsettled time to be trying to sell! Your advice in getting the house ready, particularly the “uncluttering,” and dealing with the dog and cat were very helpful. Also really useful was your advice on what was worth repairing and what was not necessary. The flyer you produced really showed off the house and made it look great. The end result was all we could have asked for- a very good offer after being on the market for just a couple days. We definitely recommend you to others looking to sell their home.” Patrick and Donna Herendeen 

“Over 20 years ago my mother and father were looking for their first home. They went to Nancy Schwiesow to help them find the perfect place to raise their 2 children. Over 2 decades later I wanted to find my first home. I went to my mother and she told me how wonderful Nancy was. Thanks to the dedication, hard work, and time that the Schwiesow team put in, I am now happily a homeowner. They were always available when ever I had questions and made me feel comfortable with this huge 1st step as a young adult. I would highly recommend Nancy and Paul to any prospective homebuyer.” Julia Novakowski 

“We fell upon the Schwiesow team when we fell in love with our current home. We had not been planning to sell our old home or purchase a new home. The Schwiesow’s were ever patient and accommodating to our schedules and our family life. They provided us with expert advice in how to prepare and sell our home, allowing us to satisfy our contingency to purchase our dream house. They provided us with excellent resources, referrals and followed-up on items for us. We always felt as if we were their most important clients. We highly recommend their services.” Heidi and Rocco Armonda 

“THANK YOU for helping us through the daunting process of purchasing our first home together! You truly have been a pleasure to work with, and we owe Ellie a big thank you for giving us your name. This market is completely insane (our families are still in disbelief as to how quickly things move here!) I really don’t know how we would have made it without such an honest, knowledgeable and genuinely nice realtor as you’ve been to us.” Marci and Darren Klugman

We closed on our first home on October 6th. Paul and Nancy were integral in us being able to secure the home we really wanted (and for under list price, I might add!). We love it and can’t wait to move in next week! We really feel that we benefited from having them work as our realtor “team.” The great thing is that you have access to both of them – cell phone, home numbers, work numbers, email (you name it, they have it). While we were originally referred to Nancy by a friend, we ended up seeing most of the homes with Paul. He, in fact, was the one that showed us our new HOME! Of course, when available both Nancy and Paul where there to show us homes together. Both Nancy and Paul worked on the contract and were there for the negotiations. In fact, the realtor that was selling the house that we bought remarked that he had never seen such a well-written, detailed, and comprehensive contract. We were very pleased with their work and would recommend them to anyone looking in the Silver Spring area.
They also have tremendous connections and recommended wonderful people to help us with our loan, our inspection, and our home insurance. Nancy was unable to be there for our closing this week but we felt fully prepared as Paul was there by our side. Paul played an integral role throughout the process and we feel that he was an incredible asset to this process.We really think we were very fortunate to find them both! Mark and Melissa 

“We just sold our house in downtown Silver Spring and we are glad we decided to go with Nancy and Paul as our agents. Both of them have extensive knowledge of the area and the real estate agents who typically represent buyers in our neighborhood– resources that proved essential at different stages of our sales process. Right before we put our house on the market we were aware that the broader Silver Spring market had cooled somewhat and so we were prepared to keep our house on the market for at least several weeks. But after our house was listed for only a few hours it became clear that we might receive multiple offers within days. Nancy and Paul were on top of it– tracking their messages during the day and evening, checking in with other agents, and monitoring visits and calls to our house– and otherwise quickly adjusted in ways that seemed to further increase interest in our house. We ultimately sold our house in just a few days in what many experts called a weakening market — after a bidding war and for well above our asking price. Throughout and after the process, both Nancy and Paul were extremely available to answer questions and handle various issues that came up. On some real estate teams, multiple agents mean significant communication problems. (We found that that was true in our dealings with other agent teams representing potential buyers.) By contrast, Nancy and Paul communicate extremely well– as soon as we shared information with one of them the other was quickly up to speed. They also have different strengths which meant more resources for us. In short, we highly recommend Nancy and Paul.”-Meredith and Morva

“Nancy and Paul Schwiesow did a wonderful job of helping us sell our home in the South Woodside neighborhood of Silver Spring and then also helped us find and purchase our new home in Kensington. We put our house on the market in the Spring of 2007 in what was being called a “buyers market.” We were somewhat worried about what this may mean for us, but we needn’t have been. Nancy and Paul were very helpful in helping us prepare our home for sale by using their expertise to identify where we could make small and relatively inexpensive improvements to the house that would help attract buyers. They also presented us with a lot of research on similar home sales in the surrounding neighborhoods in order to help us determine our asking price. In the end, we had multiple offers on our house within days of putting it on the market and we even got over our asking price! Not long after, the Schwiesows sent us a listing for a home in Kensington that was exactly what we were searching for. They even arranged for us to see it that same evening and helped us write our offer the very next day. We, once again, relied on their years of experience working closely with buyers and sellers combined with their neighborhood research to determine a fair offering price. We successfully offered less than the asking price. From the start, Nancy and Paul proved invaluable in helping us navigate the arts of selling, buying, and closing on our homes. They are exceptionally professional, experienced, and personable – certainly a winning combination as far as we are concerned. All in all, Nancy and Paul are a pleasure to work with and we wholeheartedly recommend them.” Kerry and Mike 

“We are pleased to recommend Nancy Schwiesow as a fine Realtor. Ms. Schwiesow assisted us with the sale of our previous home in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring and the purchase of our current home in the Wildwood Manor neighborhood of Bethesda. Ms. Schwiesow’s enthusiasm, hard work, and pleasant manner made the selling and buying process very smooth for our family. She was extremely receptive to our ideas and provided excellent advice when appropriate. Ms. Schwiesow was very flexible about meeting with us at times that were convenient for our family (this was a challenge since we have three small children). She kept in touch with us constantly via phone, FAX, and by dropping off information at our home. She was never too busy to answer our questions, large or small, and responded quickly when issues arose that needed immediate attention. We have no reservations about recommending Ms. Schwiesow to anyone who is considering selling or buying a home in the area.” Emily Novick and David Sieradzki 

“I write to express Doris’s and my personal appreciation for the wonderful service you provided for us in our search for a home. Having established rather precise criteria for our search for a new home, you set about the work with tremendous skill and enthusiasm. Your promptness and precision in raising for us exciting real estate opportunities in the area in which we had designated were far beyond anything we had expected, both in your timeliness, your efficiency, and your ability to sense the kind of homes that would be of interest to us. Your professionalism and your wisdom in advising us have all proven themselves over and again as we have enjoyed these first few months in our new home.” Bishop Theodore Schneider

“We had such a successful experience with Nancy Schwiesow as our buyer’s agent 7 years ago that when my wife and I decided to sell our home, it was a no-brainer to choose Nancy who, to our delight, had brought her son Paul on board as her team member. Both Nancy and Paul served our needs and interests as the excellent professionals they are, and, consistent with their motto, treated us as “family”.  When there were decisions to be made, the Schwiesows made certain that we had the information we needed, providing us the benefit of their accrued wisdom and keen insights. They truly listened to our hopes and concerns throughout the process and were highly sensitive not only to us as clients, but to our particular situation as a family undergoing a major change and relocation. They never pushed us and, when we might have acted on impulse, they assisted us by providing a broader frame of reference in their decision making. They were superior in representing our interests and marketing our house in a manner that delivered bottom-line results. Our questions or concerns were always addressed promptly, and both Nancy and Paul consistently went”the extra mile” in responding to our needs. Indeed, from the earliest discussions regarding pricing, through the entire duration of marketing, negotiating the contract, and finalizing the sale, Nancy and Paul Schwiesow rendered superior, high quality service and attention. The sale was finalized at a price we felt extremely satisfied with–particularly in a market that was challenging. We highly recommend the Schwiesow team to all who are looking for five-star service with conscientious, caring and highly professional team of real estate agents.” The Graybills

“We would like to discuss our experience buying a house through the family team of Nancy and Paul Schwiesow. When we say family it was a family. One covered the other and when one was unavailable the other stepped right up to the plate. Both were equally knowledgeable concerning subjects that were very raw in our eyes. Interesting different aspects of each personality made the buying a home experience pleasant and not as stressful as first thought. They had very good ideas toward creative closing exercises, that we used to add more value to our house immediately. We would recommend using the Schwiesow Team in the future and we are sure they had a major part in making our dream home experience a pleasant one.” Andrew and Hope Effros 

“Dear Nancy and Paul, This is a long overdue “thank you” for all of the time you spent with us helping us sell our townhome as well as assisting us in the purchase of our new home. It was always such a pleasure to work with both of you. Charles and I truly appreciate your patience and also the fact that you made everything so convenient for us by meeting with us at our home, dropping documents off in person in all kinds of weather, etc. With a 2 year-old, and a new baby, you helped create a virtually stress-free process and treated us as family (in a good way)!  We are enjoying our new home tremendously. We will let you know when we are unpacked enough to have that house warming party that we keep talking about. The Segerman Family 

“This letter is long, long overdue, because of health concerns of one of us, and the amount of time it took to get settled into our new home here in Salisbury, NC in a continuing care community. It is no surprise to us that Nancy Schwiesow is one of the brightest stars in the crown of Long & Foster. And, doubtless, Paul, who is “learning at his mother’s knee,” so to speak, will be just as bright a star. Six months ago Nancy and Paul obligingly drove us to settlement on our house on Greenbrier Drive in Silver Spring after handling every possible detail of the sale. We are in our 80’s. Having witnessed her sales success in our neighborhood for 15-20 years, heard nothing but praise from the sellers, we confidently, trustingly turned to Nancy and Paul to take care of “everything,” and they did! Also, Nancy was exquisitely attuned to our particular emotional needs–no amount of praise can adequately describe her genuine understanding and helpfulness in this area. How can we describe Nancy and Paul? Honest and trustworthy to the nth degree; unfailingly devoted to the good of their clients; helpful in the most practical ways. Perhaps most important of all, they are fine, decent human beings, selling real estate or not, as evidenced, in particular, by Nancy’s various engagements and honors in the civic life of Silver Spring. Long & Foster is fortunate, indeed, to have them as agents.” Henry C. and Pauline W. Hubbard 

“I want to thank you both for making the sale of my home and move trouble free. It was a comfort to know I could call on you anytime with questions and concerns and get answers.
Thanks again for being there for me every stop of the way–from listing to settlement. You always looked out for my best interests. It was a pleasure!” Marie Pace 

“Nancy and Paul Schwiesow handled the sale of our Silver Spring home with outstanding excellence.
Their depth of experience in the real estate business became evident at our first meeting. Even in today’s stressful market they made our entire sale process easy, straightforward, drama-free and positive.
We received a very high level of service that we have rarely received from any other professionals. They were always available, phone calls returned in minutes and their attention to detail was perfect. Their team approach was great. We had two agents for the price of one! They delivered all of the right efforts so that we could attend to our own busy lives. Nancy and Paul remain our first choice for all future real estate transactions.” Amy and Phil Donehower 

“Thank you for helping us sell our home. Your kindness, professionalism, honesty and total availability made selling our home an easy project. Your years of experience and understanding of the Silver Spring market helped to make the sale profitable. Your guidance and generous spirit made a challenging task that much easier.
We would love to recommend you to all our friends and neighbors looking to sell or buy a new home.” David and Amy Kritz 

“We cannot say enough about our wonderful experience working with Long & Foster agent Nancy Schwiesow. Her experience, integrity and professionalism were exactly what we hoped to find in a buyer’s agent.  Nancy listened to – and really heard – our requirements and concerns, and we immediately felt comfortable working with her. From day one, Nancy always made us feel like our needs were her top priority. She patiently answered our many, many questions and was constantly on the look-out for new properties. As first time home buyers, we were particularly grateful for Nancy’s down-to-earth personality and accessibility. We were searching for a house during a time when the housing market was incredibly competitive, and Nancy provided us with a much needed dose of optimism, and realism. Her expertise and knowledge of the market was invaluable. With her help, we found a house that we love, at a great price!
Even after settlement, Nancy has proved to be a wonderful resource. Her familiarity with Silver Spring and businesses in the area has made our transition to our new neighborhood and home easier than we imagined.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have worked with Nancy – and to count her as a new friend. She is certainly an asset to the Long & Foster family. We look forward to recommending Nancy to our friends and colleagues looking to buy, or sell, in the area.” Janet and Bret Forville 

“Just a brief note of thanks for all you did for me in the sale of my family home this year. As the daughter of a realtor, I know the importance of working WITH your client, especially during a changing market. You were referred to me by someone whose opinion I valued, and even though you worked for a competitor (Mom was with Weichert), I knew that we’d have a great working relationship. I interviewed several agents before listing with you and in fact, from the moment I met you and Paul I knew that you two were the team I was looking for to sell the home. You were both so warm, you presented a realistic market analysis, and in fact had viewed other homes in the area that were for sale before we even met – I was impressed with that!
I have owned and sold other homes before, but this one was special because it was the family home and had so many fabulous memories and much sentimentality attached. While I had only returned to the home 4 yrs ago, I had done a lot to update and put my own touch on it. From the outset, you were forthright and honest about the market, about how to stage my home and what we could do to make the sale. Most importantly, you and Paul worked WITH me – I really felt like we were a team selling Verona Court. Suggestions about ad placement, holding open houses, and new pictures for your website – these were so well received by you. You kept in touch weekly, even if there was no news to share, let me know when other homes in the area had sold and the price and when we decided to lower the sales price, you provided guidance because you knew the market was fluctuating. I had all of the data you provided, and with your guidance, I felt good about the new price. It made me feel good that I could call either of you at any point and you BOTH knew the disposition of my listing, when an open house would be held, how other homes were selling. Ultimately, the perfect buyer put a contract on the house and I am sure she is very happy with her purchase. While her agent was far from perfect, and it ended up with you and Paul doing most of the legwork to pull the sale off, you made it look effortless. I brag about you all of the time to my friends and would highly recommend you to anyone who is selling their home anywhere in the D.C. area. Even though you present yourselves as a family team – from the beginning I felt that I was part of that family team as well in the sale of my home!” Denise Violette

“Nancy and Paul Schwiesow are fantastic real estate agents. They were attentive, helpful, and patient in helping us find our new home. They listened to our wants and needs, then showed us home after home after home until we found one we loved. And once we’d found the right house, Nancy and Paul walked us through the buying process with the same care and attentiveness they’d showed from the beginning. As first-time homebuyers, we knew next to nothing about home inspections, mortgages, closings, etc., but Nancy and Paul made it all seem easy. They were there for us every step of the way. Even after closing, Nancy and Paul continued to be a great help, recommending plumbers and locksmiths and handymen who all did excellent work for us on our new home. In short, Nancy and Paul were the best real estate agents a homebuyer (especially a first-time homebuyer) could hope for. I would recommend them without hesitation to a colleague, friend, or family member moving to the area. After our experience with them, we consider Nancy and Paul not just our agents, but also our friends.” Jonathon and Laura

“Nancy and Paul Schwiesow did a wonderful job helping my growing family of five, find a house that met our needs, and located in the neighborhood we desired. During settlement, the seller had some last minute changes, Nancy and Paul were of great support in finding a resolution. They are a great team, and I really enjoyed working with them!”
Ingrid Lemat Nichols 

“Nancy and Paul are a remarkable team. I met Nancy at an open house in Silver Spring and trusted her immediately. I have bought or sold homes seven times, most of those through L&F, and have consistently been impressed by the quality and thoroughness of work done by L&F realtors. Even in this company, Nancy and Paul are exceptional. They worked with me to sell my father’s house (part of his estate) in short order at a good price, helping me with multiple issues throughout. I was fortunate to meet Nancy and have her team work for me through what I thought was going to be a difficult sale in these troubled times for
the real estate market. With their help, this was a seamless and easy process.” Adam Myers 

“We enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Nancy and Paul Schwiesow to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in Montgomery County. Nancy and Paul recently sold our house in Silver Spring and we were thoroughly impressed with their professionalism – their knowledge of the real estate market, their responsiveness to our many questions, and their attention to every detail of the sale itself. In addition, we appreciated the thoughtful advice they gave us, their unfailing good humor, and – most importantly – their integrity. Nancy and Paul Schwiesow are, quite simply, the best!” Daniel and Springer March 2006

“We recently worked with Nancy and Paul Schwiesow in conjunction with the sale of our home in Sligo Park Hills and really can’t imagine better real estate agents. To begin with, they were thoroughly professional: Whether it was a matter of preparing the property for sale, assessing the market, or handling the legal details, they were ready with good advice that kept the process rolling along smoothly. We were especially impressed that they got the asking price just right in a fast-changing and uncertain market. And even after the contract was signed, they were there to help with the numerous loose ends that needed attention. We also particularly appreciated Nancy and Paul’s low-key approach. They were always pleasant to work with, gently guiding us rather than pressuring us. That’s a real plus in a transaction that’s apt to be a bit nerve-racking under the best of circumstances. All in all, we felt that we were in good hands from the initial consultation to settlement.” Robert and Karen Nicholson 

We looked for a house for 15 (long!) months and Nancy and Paul worked with us the entire time, encouraging us not to settle for a house we didn’t truly love. What realtor talks you out of buying a house? Nancy did and in the end we bought a house that we love in the neighborhood we wanted. When we sold our old home, where we’d lived for 26 years, both Nancy and Paul gave us helpful information about preparing it to sell. And they kept in touch at every step as we went through negotiations and settlement. They really do give personal, friendly, honest service and we enjoyed working with both of them. S. Glick 

If you want a realtor who knows the area, not as an outsider who just comes here to work but who has actually lived here for years, you should choose Nancy and Paul Schwiesow. If you want a realtor who has a rolodex full of the best resources to help the seller make his house irresistible to potential buyers, you should choose Nancy and Paul Schwiesow. If you want a realtor who understands that for the seller (and the buyer) this transaction is much more than a business deal – there are lots of emotions involved in leaving a house that’s been in the family for a long time – you should choose Nancy and Paul Schwiesow. If you want a realtor who is efficient, honest, pleasant, and works really hard on your behalf, you should choose Nancy and Paul Schwiesow. This recent satisfied seller cannot recommend them too highly! The Gould Brome Family 

“I heartily recommend Nancy and Paul Schwiesow to anyone thinking of selling their home. As someone who had little time to focus on all the details needed to sell a home, Nancy and Paul were always available when I had questions and kept me focused on everything I needed to do. From the time they listed my home till after the closing documents were signed, I felt as if I had the support of two professionals. They even sold my home in record time in a challenging market. Thank you, Nancy and Paul.” Kathy Deslich 

“This is my heartfelt letter of reference for Nancy Schwiesow of Long and Foster Reators. When Nancy says “Success through Service,” she means it. Nancy gave me such outstanding service in my recent home sale (June, 2004) that it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are the highlights:
* Attention to detail
* Consumer education about the buying/selling process
* Constant communication (phone, FAX, email)
* Flexibility
* Problem solving attitude – let’s get it done, and done right
To show you what I mean, we faced a difficult problem in getting the property ready for sale. With only a few weeks to go before putting the house on the market, I found that my property manager had failed to have routine maintenance and repairs completed as I had directed him. Worse yet, he stated he could not have the work done in time. Nancy jumped in with an excellent referral, Mr. Phil Lazas, who met our aggressive schedule.  If you’d like to hear more about my positive experience, you can contact me at: kbeckman2002@earthlink.net
 Kathy Beckman

“When we decided to sell our home in Silver Spring, we called upon the only name we would trust: the Schwiesow Team. Nancy Schwiesow was highly recommended by our daughter, who hired Nancy to sell her home ten years ago.  From our first appointment when Nancy and Paul arrived at our home, we knew they were the right team. They kept in close contact with us throughout the entire process. Through the market analysis, pricing, listing/marketing, negotiations, and sale of our home, the Schwiesow Team was extremely professional. They looked out for us through every step of the sale of our home. Thanks to the Schwiesow Team, our home sold quickly (without having an open house) for a very fair price, in a “down” real estate market.
It is nice to know two honest and caring real estate agents. We would gladly hire Nancy and Paul again. We highly recommend the Schwiesow Team to anyone who seeks a truly professional team.” Francis and Prudence Coleman 

“Your recent mailing reminded us of how much we want to document your contribution to our quest for the perfect house. After attending numerous open house events over several years, we finally went to Ellsworth Drive. Upon meeting “the nice lady with the cookies”, Bob said: “She’s the one”. We had no idea how much difference the right realtor could make. The process we all went through together was essential to our ability to make the right decision in time. The most important part of the process was the time you spent with us educating, encouraging and being incredibly patient and flexible. The trust we established with you was the magic ingredient that enabled us to jump off the high dive when you said the word. We have found the ideal house and are convinced we would not be here without you. Thank you for being there for us night and day, including 7 am at your dining room table. We would be pleased to be a reference for you at any time and look forward to positive connections in the future. Our recommendation to your future clients is: “Do exactly what Nancy says!”
Your loyal fans, Bob and Charlene” Bob Garrison and Charlene Williams 

This is to recommend Nancy and Paul Schwiesow who helped us in our home search during the spring of 2008. We have been very happy with the services provided by this team and strongly recommend them both. Nancy and Paul proved to be very professional, knowledgeable of the market and cognizant of buyers’ needs.

Throughout the entire process, their insight helped us better define out housing requirements and determine the areas, neighborhoods and types of homes that fit our family’s budget and lifestyle. Nancy and Paul did a lot of pre-selection for us as well, thus avoiding a lot of unnecessary trips to the actual potential homes. On site, they always noted the advantages and disadvantages of specific properties that we might have overlooked. They have an extremely quick response time, and always have informative answers to any questions we may have. If traveling, they always arranged for someone to work with us to avoid delays. This is team is also highly regarded by their fellow workers and colleagues from other agencies. The experience, reputation, extensive knowledge of the market, great insight and impeccable personable service and a personal recommendation by another family who worked with Nancy and Paul made it a natural choice for us. We simply cannot recommend them both any stronger. However, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Rod and Carolina Beason 

Mrs. Nancy Schwiesow and her son Mr. Paul Schwiesow have acted as our real estate agents on two occasions, during the past few years. They assisted us in 2005, in selling our family house located in Silver Spring, MD and in 2008, in purchasing for our children a townhouse in Germantown, MD.   On both occasions, they proved to be first class professionals. They did everything possible to meet our specific needs from the initial stages of advertising and showing our house to the final steps of securing a loan and going through the administrative and legal paperwork. They also provided us with excellent advice on a large range of related matters from the assessment of the properties’ conditions, to the provision of reliable experts in such matters as house inspection, financial transactions and borrowing and, pest control inspection. We would not have the slightest hesitation to use the services of Nancy and Paul Schwiesow in the future and would certainly recommend them to anyone who may need a real estate agent in the greater Washington area. We would be happy to provide anyone with further information on their performance and gave them the authorization to release our contact numbers and address in Belgium, where we now live. Albert Sales and Pamela Slaughter 

“We recently sold and purchased a home with the help of Long and Foster’s Schwiesow team. We had a very nice experience. Nancy Schwiesow was recommended to us by a very close friend. She is well known and well regarded in Silver Spring. We met, what seems like ages ago, and began a very slow process to sell and purchase a home. I believe it took about 2 years. I owned a townhouse in Dumont Oaks and desired to remain in the same neighborhood for school options for my teenage daughter. The situation was complicated by a new marriage with my husband and I living in 2 different states (GA and MD) and no specific time frame for permanently residing in Maryland together. We faced additional challenges along the way and were thankful for the Schwiesow team’s understanding and support. The Schwiesow team is a well rounded group of professionals, providing comprehensive expertise and support throughout the home buying and selling process. They consider the client’s needs and follow the client’s lead. We were focused and Nancy and Paul truly worked with us to reach our goals. We especially appreciated their extra efforts on our behalf, they really fought for us. We greatly valued their patience, availability, compassion, honesty and humor through a stressful time. Thanks to the Schwiesow team we are living in a lovely home that truly feels like it was meant for us. We have been on a long journey, but the destination made it all worthwhile.”Rebecca and Victor Medrano 

“Nancy and Paul were the real estate agents that got our home sold. From the beginning they helped us plan a strategy that is so necessary in this marketplace. They made a comprehensive review of all comparable sales in the immediate area and helped us to make a realistic selling price for our house as well as a list of suggestions to improve the appearance of the property to make it more appealing to buyers. They were very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. They held many open houses and always promptly followed up with any visiting agents that had shown interest and constantly supplied us with feedback. They took the worry out of the whole selling process and without them we would not have been able to sell our home. Thanks Schwiesow team!” Joy and Zish Cygiel 

We can offer only the highest recommendation for the Real Estate Team of Nancy and Paul Schwiesow of Long and Foster. Throughout the entire process, Nancy and Paul were professional, conscientious, and motivated. Although we realize they were very busy, we always felt as though we were their only clients.
Initially we were uncertain of the asking price, but the Schwiesows diligently checked multiple sources to verify that our pricing was accurate and met our goal of selling at the highest price. Even in the difficult 2008 buyers market, Nancy and Paul accomplished a rare success and sold our home for full asking price in 2 1/2 weeks!
The Schwiesows scheduled all meetings and interactions at our convenience — providing us with outstanding advice about how to prepare our home for sale. They provided a profile on the house for potential buyers. They returned our calls promptly and had advertising in place as soon as possible. They had great knowledge on contract details, negotiations and documentation. After our home inspection, they provjded excellent professional help to accomplish solutions resulting in a successful settlement. We really appreciated the calm reassurance and expert advice throughout the entire process because we TRUST them 100%.
As Belie Midler once said “People are not the best because they work hard, They work hard because they are the best.” The Schwiesow Team is the BEST! Janet and John Lastova 

“I write to recommend Nancy and Paul Schwiesow as the best realtors. They understood from day one how hard and traumatic it would be to leave Silver Spring and the home I had known for 56 years. They worked tirelessly meeting with us and making the recommendations that were needed to produce a sale at the correct price. Even after we moved to our new home in North Carolina they took care of our old home, showed it and worried about it. They kept in constant contact all the way through to representing us at the settlement table. They showed compassion and professionalism. As both of us are licensed realtors we would give them the highest compliments through the entire process. Thank you again, Nancy and Paul!” Nancy and Ray Mauk 

“Dear Nancy and Paul,
This note has been a long time coming. I just want to express our gratitude for the work you did in selling our house on 617 Bennington Lane, Silver Spring. This home was in our family since 1940 so you can imagine it held many fond memories for us. Our odyssey started in March of 2006. We started with the wrong agent and our house languished with few showings and a less than enthusiastic salesman. We got smart when we got rid of him and picked you. Then there was lots of activity and even offers. This was an especially rough time with the downturn in the housing market. You persevered, and kept bringing people in to look and never tired of our inquiries. You provided top notch advice and counsel. Ultimately, we were able to accept an offer. We moved out on April 20, 2007. Our journey is complete and we are now enjoying our new home.
Would we choose you again, YES!!! Will we refer you, absolutely! Selling and moving is not simple or easy, however, you made it as painless as possible.” John and Maria Trunnell 

“What can I say? I believe the only thing that can be said is that, “You are amazing!” On behalf of the people at Saint Luke we write to say our heartfelt thank you for all you and Paul did in the process of selling our home at 919 Highland. You both could not have been more helpful. You were there at every step, with such faithful follow up, always keeping us updated. If ever we had a question, you were always accessible, going above and beyond with your helpfulness. Your high level of integrity was evident at every corner of this sale: whether helping us to understand which improvements made sense, to marketing the property both through mailings and holding a number of open houses, to a quick and efficient settlement. Throughout it all, you were so encouraging despite the tough market, and you kept us constantly informed of your progress. When we received the best offer, you led us step by step through negotiating the contract, and you then were with us every step of the way. We really understand why your slogan is “two generations providing success through service.” Your service was outstanding, and the results were a wonderful success for Saint Luke. Thanks again. God’s blessings be with you both!”Pastor Miller – Saint Luke Lutheran

“Dear Nancy and Team, Thank you so much for representing us in the sale of our house in Takoma Park. Since we
had not moved in over 37 years, we were a particularly “needy” couple with absolutely no information on what to do or how to do it. Derek and I can truly say that without the sage advice of your team, we would not have had the success that we did. And we appreciate your willingness to work with us about the things we considered important. And I know that in today’s market, selling a home in 8 days is pretty terrific. We thank God for the success of our sale and move, and we know that choosing the Schwiesow Team was a very important part of that success. We appreciate you and Paul and pray for your continued success.  Derek and Sharon Krieger

“I am writing to thank you for the outstanding professional handling of the sale of 9316 Walden Road in Silver Spring. You spent many hours researching a valid sales price; filling out the multiple forms and checking them twice; recommending little things to make the home stand out; “staging” furnishings; and seeing that other realtors knew that it was on sale. You were there to support and encourage me throughout the process. Believe me, I have learned a great deal, thanks to you, about moving and selling a house. Thanks also to Dave for changing light bulbs. I have used more light bulbs since October, than in the last five years. Thanks also for shoveling the driveway, “staging”, and his other assignments. You are a Great Team and I look forward to any opportunity to recommend you as a winning team to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house.” Eleanor Emch 

“Dear Nancy and Paul, We are writing this brief note to express our appreciation for your tireless efforts over the past five months in the purchase of our new home on St. Andrews Lane, and the sale of our first home on Sudbury Road, both in Silver Spring, MD. Both transactions involved several unexpected substantive and timing issues which challenged us as buyers, first, and sellers later. But your team’s combination of experience, detailed knowledge of current market conditions, and a measured approach to the real estate negotiation process helped us greatly in making the right decisions. Over the past few months your team kindly took considerable time showing us properties, sometimes repeated visits, provided us with much needed information about local market conditions and options, and patiently followed up with other parties when issues came up. We particularly appreciated the timely and professional guidance you provided us during the unexpected delay in the approval of our financing package due to the uncertain regulatory framework present at the time. We are also grateful for the time and dedication you all devoted to the sale of our home, with an effective combination of marketing, open house sessions, and direct contacts with prospective buyers. Again, your team’s experience and skill served us well on this second transaction.  Thank you very much and we wish your team continued success. Please feel free to list our names in your referral list, either for prospective buyers or sellers.” Jorge Munoz and Natalia Zamora

Throughout the process Nancy and Team marketed the strengths of the neighborhood, location of the property and the original parts of the house (hardwood floors, large rooms ECT) while dealing with prospective buyers worried about there own situations. Nancy was always positive without losinfg objectivity, very aware of the need for some level of consensus among the principals but also understanding the need for action with the time came! Chef Steve Ryder – Army Navy Country Club