Jolene & Ryle Irwin
Sold a home in Vienna
Mary & Tracy Mehan
Sold a home in Vienna
Purchased a home in Ashburn
"I cannot speak highly enough of Ken. My husband and I worked with Ken to find our perfect first home this summer. Ken was patient with us and help us first time home buyers to navigate the tricky path to homeownership. Ken has a wonderful program available that allows you to attend open house on your own to get a feel for what you’re looking for. Once you are ready to take the next step and visit a potential home to purchase, Ken jumps in and helps to guide you through the process. We loved this option as it gave us the freedom to explore potential communities and homes on our own without feeling like we were wasting Ken’s time (it also helped with the bottom line!). After our home purchase, Ken has remained a great resource and we look forward to working with him in the future! Thanks Ken!"
"Ken is an amazing agent. He brings a breath of fresh air to the field with his background in data analysis and business outside the real estate market. As a force of intelligence, efficiency, and value to both buyers and sellers, Ken is exactly what the real estate world needs with his fair business model that includes commission discounts and buyer rebates based on the level of effort actually required by him get the job done. In my purchase experience, we understood that the buyer rebate was fairly conditioned on minimizing the number of trips out looking for houses, and we tried to limit our outings to two long house tours (most of the day each). We thought this was a fair deal, but wondered if it would constrain our search process at all. Quite the contrary, Ken supported several additional trips to specific houses, attended the home inspection, attended closing, and facilitated very many phone calls, strategy discussions, and online contract iterations closing the deal. Ken always picked up on his cell phone when I called. Ken even supplied me with a detailed Excel spreadsheet analyzing current home sales data, with his own graphical analysis of trends in prices and value based on location and square footage. All told, this was a fantastic home buying experience. I will go as far as to hope that Ken and Versant Realty are helping to usher in a new era of real estate transactions in which agents supply fair, honest value to their customers, and in which the focus is actually on the home buyers and sellers and their pocket books at closing. I hope that more people will discover that they can get better service and either pay lower commissions (selling) or get cash rebates (buying) by using his services rather than the just going to big-box Realtors that pocket this cash themselves. Thanks Ken!"
"My wife and I purchased our first home together with Ken. Although we had both purchased our own homes in the past Ken was an invaluable resource for us. Ken’s advice and knowledge on the areas we were looking in and the type of home that would be best for us, helped us purchase a fantastic home for a great price in Lowe’s Island in Sterling. Ken was also very responsive, usually within a couple hours at the most, when we emailed or called him with questions and always had a full answer/explanation when he got back to us. He was also able to provide us with a list of service providers and contractors that could help us with items we wanted to upgrade in the home as well as need for ongoing and proper home maintenance. Overall the experience with Ken was a 10 out of 10, I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to purchase real estate."
"We lucked into Ken as our agent accidentally while looking at a potential home to buy, but were so impressed with his helpfulness that we engaged him as our realtor, and then found him to have such integrity! He never gave up on us or the countless blockages we faced as we tried to buy a home in the Reston area. His knowledge of the market, the options for financing and strategies for buying a home are truly unmatched! He looked out for us every step of the way, and we are now in the perfect home after a year of searching!!"
"Over the last 13 years, we have owned 6 homes. We’ve worked with all types of realtors, and Ken Sypal is the first we’d ever recommend. He doesn’t fit the mold of a “typical” realtor. He took the time to get a good understanding what we were wanting in a house. From the start we felt very comfortable with Ken and were amazed at his analytical skills in assessing the market to ensure we got the best value for the house. Not only did he look at the market for guidance, but he also focused on the condition of the house to determine the most realistic value. When it comes time to sell this house or buy another, there’s no question we will use Ken again."
"Ken is extremely customer-oriented. He was always focused on finding a place that met my needs, rather than his bottom line. Ken also had a knack for knowing how to meet those needs; he figured out the house I wanted before I did. It was a pleasure working with Ken: He is low-key, detail-oriented, always available, and always responsive. I highly recommend Ken."
"Ken is the best realtor we have ever worked with, from the time he invested in helping us look for houses, to the information he provided about all the technical aspects of buying a home, to all of the creature comforts that matter outside the physical structure of the house, like churches, schools, libraries and shopping areas. He was willing to dedicate whatever amount of time and energy it took to find us not just A house, but THE house. Working with Ken was like working with a close friend, and I know he will provide that level of commitment to every home buyer."
"We moved to Virginia from Pittsburgh, PA. Ken worked with us in finding the right house and the best location for our family. He truly listened to our wants and needs, provided us with many choices, pointed out positive points and things to consider when viewing properties. Ken kept in constant contact with us via phone, texts, and emails. Distance could have made our search challenging, but with Ken keeping us informed, it wasn’t a problem. We would strongly recommend Ken in helping you find the right home for your family."
"Knowing Ken for a number of years, and watching him on various projects, I get to witness the level of precision with which he operates in every facet of his life. Ken demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism with his clients. He is a skilled and experienced Real Estate professional, with intimate knowledge of the sales process and how to manage all aspects of a sale or purchase. Recently I had the opportunity to benefit from these skills first hand as Ken sold our house in 6 days! For more than our asking price, setting a new high for the neighborhood. I wholeheartedly recommend Ken to anyone looking to buy or sell a home quickly and profitably, in any market condition."
"I was extremely grateful for getting to work with Ken. Selling was a giant unknown for me since it was my first time and caused me some anxiety and I had lots of questions. Ken reduced the anxiety level to a minimum and was more than happy to go through all my questions. He always seemed available and I was never left feeling alone during the entire process. His assessment of the property from what needed to be done and what things were best left alone or repaired/replaced was spot on. His experience and knowledge was a tremendous asset to me. From staging, open house, unforeseen complications, and negotiations; Ken’s experience and recommendations helped the process keep going smoothly. There is not a single thing that disappointed me during the entire process. I would highly recommend Ken Sypal to anyone in need of an agent."
"Ken Sypal was extraordinarily helpful to us as we sold our house. His advice was always sound. He listened to us, but also wasn’t hesitant to let us know when he thought we were wrong. He made sure to include both husband and wife on every decision and every email update. He also helped us post-sale with a problem with the oven, going above and beyond the call of duty (even forwarding our mail)."
"Ken is a very professional realtor, dedicated to serving his client’s best interest. During the home purchase and sale process, Ken looked out for all the minute details of the transaction and fought for my interest. I strongly recommend home buyers and sellers to use Ken’s service."
"I have met you as a real estate agent and we parted as friends. In both properties you represented me in, you proved to be invaluable in your honest advice for which I am very grateful. Should you ever feel the urge for a second honeymoon with the Misses, Thailand is one country I would whole-heartedly recommend. I would be happy to host you in Thailand."
"I can’t say enough good things about Ken as our Realtor. He did a hundred different things to help us get into the right house for our family. For example, he suggested targeted improvements that would pay off by making our house the best choice for buyers looking in that price and location bracket at the time of sale. He created informed and strategic estimates to help come up with the right price for our house as well as the right bids on houses we wanted to buy. He put a lot of time and effort into helping us look for houses and gave smart advice about which properties might or might not be good fits and why. In the end, we sold our house in one week at asking price, and bought the place we wanted — more space, great school district, perfect location — at a price we could afford. We never could have done it without his help and we highly recommend him to anyone."
"Please know how much I appreciate your courtesy, professionalism, patience, knowledge, attention to detail, and your sense of humor. From the beginning, you were my choice for a realtor. I know it can be a highly competitive selection process to find a great agent. I certainly had many requests from agents, but I believed that you would best represent me and my family. Thank you for all your great efforts. I would recommend you as a realtor without hesitation, and if it can be of further help to you, I would be glad to talk to a potential client."
"Ken is the best realtor Stephanie and I have ever worked with. Over the past couple of months, my wife and I have had the pleasure to work with Ken Sypal. He served as our realtor on two real-estate transactions. Ken brings an invaluable set of skills to the real-estate industry. As a former project manager and a private real estate investor he was able to mitigate our risk and reduce our time in market."
"Ken is an outstanding agent and person whom I highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. When I asked Ken to help me sell my townhouse, I told him we need to get a quick sale at a fair price. He found a cash buyer for me in just a few days by tapping his network of investors. Ken is extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the market so I know the offer I accepted was a good one. He is also provided the highest level of professionalism and integrity throughout the process and is a commensurate communicator. I always felt on top of what was going on every step of the way and was confident in how everything proceeded. In the end I don’t just think of Ken as my agent but also my friend."