By Jane Fullerton Lemons
Sponsored by Virginia Luxury Homes
As a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, Samantha Bendigo understands the importance of a finding the right home in the right neighborhood.
“I was lucky to grow up in a neighborhood where our neighbors were our friends and where we all watched out for each other,” she said. “Many of those neighbors are still some of my best friends.”
With that background, Samantha knows that buying or selling a home is more than just a financial transaction. It’s a life-changing experience. That’s why she focuses on personalized service to make sure each transaction, no matter how big or small, is a positive experience for her clients.
“I put the client’s needs first, from the beginning to the end of the process,” she said. “Real estate is a complicated business, and I’ll be there to answer your questions and serve as your advocate.”
Helping Clients Close $100 Million in Real Estate
As a top-producing real estate agent in the challenging Northern Virginia market for more than 14 years, Samantha has successfully closed more than 500 real estate transactions for her customers.
Those deals have translated into more than $100 million in real estate sold by Samantha. That sales volume made her the No. 1 real estate agent in Virginia in 2014 for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS).
Drawing on her background in the region, Samantha helps homebuyers and sellers throughout Northern Virginia, with particular expertise in Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William County, Fauquier County and Loudoun County.
As a residential and investment sales specialist, she deals with a wide marketplace, ranging from starter homes in the $60,000 range to luxury homes priced at more than $2.5 million. Her specialties include client communication, real estate market analysis, pricing strategy and contract negotiations.
Samantha works with clients at every price point, including investors, first-time homebuyers and luxury home shoppers. Many are repeat customers. “My clients are long term,” she said. “They use me to buy multiple homes in their lifetime, and I’ve even helped their children buy homes.”
Joining a Successful Team
To bring her clients the best service, Samantha has partnered with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, one of the country’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages, with an annual sales volume of almost $5 billion.
The company is a sales and service leader in the Mid-Atlantic and Northern Virginia real estate markets, particularly when it comes to research, innovation and consumer education.
“Our extensive knowledge and personal commitment make us the go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice,” Samantha said, “and that pays off when we work together to buy or sell your house.”
As Warren Buffett notes, a home is the most important asset most people will own. That includes the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO himself, who lives in a house he purchased in 1958.
“Finding a home that’s going to be where your kids grow up, where the neighborhood kids come in, where the trick-or-treaters come, whatever it may be,” Buffett said, “it fills your life with memories you can’t get any other way and brings all kinds of pleasure.”
Whether you’re a football player or a real estate agent, the key is to be on the best team, Buffett said, because “you will gain from the strengths of those around you.”
Samantha has helped plenty of Northern Virginians navigate the real estate waters. As part of a team that brings $200 billion of net worth to the table, she’s well positioned to help even more chart their course.
“I’m always excited to share this knowledge and experience with all my buyers and sellers,” she said. “Like the friends I made growing up in Northern Virginia, I want them to become clients for life.”
For a free consultation to talk about your real estate goals — whether you’re buying, selling or investing — email Samantha Bendigo at Virginia Luxury Homes today, or call 703-628-2420 to discover how you can start living in the home of your dreams. Find her online at LinkedIn, Facebook and Pinterest.
Jane Fullerton Lemons ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist. A longtime resident of Prince William County, she holds an MFA from Goucher College. Follow her work at janefullertonlemons.com and on Instagram.