What Our Clients Say...
"Tonya McKee Finlay is amazing and she never quits working for her clients. She is dedicated, extremely knowledgable, very professional, and pays close attention to details. She is intentional when it comes to researching county codes related to permits and zoning. Her knowledge and experiences dealing with financial institutions and brokers help to reduce stress when securing funds and locking in loan rates. Tonya's high level of detailed attention saved me time in court and money when the seller's agent tried to hide information about a court settled easement.
When Tonya opened Neighborhood Reality, she provided a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. She addresses the individual needs of each client and makes the stressfulness of home buying/selling a more calming. Tonya's unique skills in problem-solving, negotiation, honesty and hustle place her in the very top tier of her profession. Grateful and thanks for her continued support."
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the loving attention I received when I contracted to have Tonya with Neighborhood Real Estate sell my condo in Arlington. I am a single senior citizen and she treated me like family. I started out saying "I don't want to have to do anything" - fixing up my 3 bedroom condo was too much for me to even think about. Tonya advised me it would sell more quickly if I remodeled the kitchen and bath. She handled the remodel with a fantastic contractor who took me shopping for appliances, gave me excellent advise on what to purchase and even negotiated the purchase prices. Tonya did ALL of the leg work in selecting, purchasing and installing every accessory that was needed to make my home absolutely perfect and it sold very quickly. I was so comfortable working with Tonya that I wasn't apprehensive when she had to be out of the country. As luck would have it some important decisions had to be made during her absence, but her assistant walked me through the process, gave me sound advice and everything came out perfectly. Her assistant was in constant contact with Tonya and I knew her stamp of approval was on every decision. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Neighborhood Real Estate and missed seeing them after my condo was sold."
"It is our pleasure to give an outstanding review for Tonya Finlay. We have bought and sold many homes over the decades, and Tonya is the best, and hardest working, real estate agent we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable about the area, real estate practices in general, and real estate practices as they apply to an individual house. Also, she is well-respected by other real estate agents in Northern Virginia, which enhances the opportunities and experience of selling a house. Tonya has a comprehensive knowledge about real estate comps and analyzes them very carefully to come up with the best listing price for a house. And she knows when it is advisable to paint, stage, or whatever else will make the house sell. Be aware that she is direct about it, plus being on target, so if someone doesn’t want to listen to her expert advice, they shouldn’t waste her time signing with her! In addition, Tonya is always thoughtful and kind, understanding the drama and trauma someone goes through when selling a beloved house. Listen to her! She will hold your hand as she helps you through the experience and gets your house sold promptly."
"Tonya was wonderful to work with! She helped us through a complicated time when we were making a quick move out of state and trying to sell our house at the same time. She gave us great advice on what repairs and updates to complete before going on the market, and connected us with reliable, affordable contractors as well. She helped us manage the process when we had to be out of town -- and also staged our home beautifully to highlight its best features. We can't recommend her highly enough!"
Jessica & Eric H.
"When looking to buy a luxury home or a development lot in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood, the best decision I made was to work with Tonya Finlay at Neighborhood Real Estate. Tonya completely understands the South Arlington real estate market and was instrumental in helping me find the perfect lot on which to build my dream home. After working closely with Tonya, I have come to appreciate how important it is to choose the right REALTOR. Tonya is absolutely in a class by herself when it comes to professionalism and customer service. I could not believe how hard she worked to make the home buying process painless for me. Because she has such an extensive background and knowledge base regarding the sales market in South Arlington and because she has bought and sold so many properties in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood, I went to closing completely confident that I had bought the right house at the right price. I could not imagine working with anyone else if I were looking to sell or buy a home in Arlington."
"We cannot say enough about how incredible Tonya Finlay was as a real estate agent. From the day we signed with her until well beyond our move was over, Tonya provided exemplary customer service and consistently went above and beyond what was required of her. She even came over during a blizzard to make sure our house was beautifully staged so it could go on the market on time as planned!!! She is an expert on the real estate market in Arlington, and she guided us through every step of the process - providing referrals when we needed work done on our house, setting us up with a terrific local lender, and advising us on how best to price our house. Without her we never would've sold our house as quickly as we did! Thank you, thank you, thank you Tonya and everyone at Neighborhood Real Estate Group for your honesty, dedication, and expertise!"
"We worked with Tonya a few years ago when we bought our condo and we enjoyed her down-to-earth customer-centered attitude. At the time we had to act quickly as it was a very appealing property. Tonya took us to see it on short notice (a couple of hours after it was listed), we wrote an offer the same evening, and everything worked out well. Now that our family has grown and we need a larger home, we're happy to be working with Tonya again. We saw a couple of places we were interested in and put an offer on one that we really liked. We're glad that our offer turned out to be the winning one in a multiple bidders situation. Tonya's advice and support through the whole process have been extremely valuable."
"Neighborhood Real Estate Group proved an invaluable partner in the sale of our home. With her colleagues, Tonya Finlay provided instrumental insight into the character of the neighborhood and history of sales there that only an established agency could. Because of their years in the work and respected professionalism, they enjoyed an extensive network with other agents assisting other buyers. And, she provided a very positive, encouraging view of our home, it's assets and marketability, meaningful counsel in establishing a price, as well as sound suggestions with respect to readying our home for sale. In the end, much to our delight, all these came to bear on the sale of our home pre-listing. You can't do better than that!"