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Shawn Battle

Century 21 Redwood Realty License# 0225080651

About Shawn

I am the owner of Battle Real Estate and Orange Line Condo and have been practicing real estate since 2003. I have been recognized as a Top Producer through the National Association of Realtors annually since 2005 and have been awarded Century 21's Double Centurion Award and Centurion Awards yearly and the Presidents Award and Quality Service Awards since 2009. I was awarded as one of the 2016 Washingtonian Top Agents. Further, I have consistently ranked in the top 20 producing Century 21 agents in the Mid Atlantic States. I have an extensive knowledge of and experience in the Arlington market and homes inside the beltway, which is my focus, but have sold new construction and resale homes in all of Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.

I pride myself on quality service, extensive high end marketing and knowing my product. I take each listing personally and I treat it as if it were my own home. When buying through me, I let the home do the talking because I don't believe in pressure tactics. My job isn't to sell you on a home, it is to find the homes that best fit your criteria, make you feel comfortable throughout the transaction, and strongly negotiate your terms on the home of your choice&20&20 and I have extensive knowledge and over 13 years of experience in resales, new homes, foreclosures and short sales to do just that.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I graduated with a business degree in Accounting from Clarion University and worked as an accountant in New York for over 4 years. Knowing that I wanted to make a career in selling real estate, I moved to Northern Virginia in 2003 and was licensed in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland and started working with Century 21 Redwood Realty as their first agent, a company which now spans 8 regional offices and consists of hundreds of agents. In 2007, I got my brokers license in Virginia and Maryland and started my own brokerage, Battle Real Estate, shortly after.

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Shawn provided an excellent experience in the purchase of our new condo. He is knowledgeable, polite, patient and understanding. I would recommend Shawn to anyone who is interested in purchasing a house or a condo in the Virginia area A. Daulong – Shawn Battle
Shawn was extremely helpful and always responded to my calls and requests very quickly. J Baker, Alexandria, VA – Shawn Battle
Great to work with! A Sider Pao, Arlington – Shawn Battle
We talked with several Realtors before we met with Shawn Battle. He was the first person we spoke to that showed optimism about finding a place that matched our criteria. It wasn't long before we felt very comfortable with Shawn, and very confident that he was the right person to have working for us. Shawn took us around to about a dozen locations, and walked us through the houses and was very open with us about what we could expect with these houses. Once we found the house we loved, Shawn moved extremely quick to get our offer to the sellers. He was able to negotiate a lower price, as well as getting a portion of our closing costs covered by the seller. During the process Shawn was always available by phone, email, or text message to update us on anything or to answer any questions. I would absolutely recommend Shawn to anyone who is buying a home. He is very knowledgeable, professional, timely, and responsive. John, Arlington – Shawn Battle
Shawn was great in all aspects of his real estate duties in handling our property. I came from a situation with an ineffective real estate agent who was unable to sell our property and did not have a lucid plan in selling it. The differences that I saw with Shawn's approach and experience was immense and his advice was critical. I would definitely recommend Shawn to all my friends/family and I plan on using his services again for my future real estate dealings. V Nguyen, Arlington Virginia – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle's knowledge of Arlington condos was critical in our selection of a new home when downsizing. We have never lived in a condo before and relied on him to point out considerations that we would not have thought of. Shawn was extremely accessible when we had questions or wanted to view units for sale. He was also patient with our quirks and confusions. Overall, it was as painless as a real estate transaction can be! V. Farris, Arlington VA – Shawn Battle
My husband and I had been considering 3 different agents, when we met Shawn at an Open House in our neighborhood. We invited him to view our home and introduce us to a marketing strategy. Shawn was "professional" and expedient. He presented his strategy in a nicely planned computer presentation. We were impressed with his technological capabilities and plans to monitor for internet queries. R. Fiedler, Falls Church VA – Shawn Battle
I have worked with Shawn twice, once as a buyer and once as a seller. Both yielded amazing results and I can't recommend him enough. He went above and beyond. I had to sell from out of town and Shawn took care of everything. It was flawless. Paul M. – Shawn Battle
Shawn is outstanding! I put him in the difficult position of first seeing the property a couple of weeks before I transferred overseas, then asked him to handle everything from prepping the property through to closing for me. I found him always accessible, and flexible in dealing with communications overseas. He's the perfect choice for military, Foreign Service or others who are transferring out of the area before/during a sale!!! Don Heflin, Cabo Verde – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle really knows how to market and make a sale happen fast! We had a contract before our open house. He also helped us coordinate buying our new pace. I would strongly recommend him to anyone buying or selling on the orange line! Laura Benner, Arlington, VA – Shawn Battle
If you are buying or selling a property in Arlington, I highly recommend Shawn. He knows the Arlington market extremely well and his marketing strategy is top notch. The professionally produced pictures that he uses for direct mailings, brochures and placement on websites are among the best you will see. Shawn is highly responsive, professional and an all around pleasure to work with. My condo was under contract in less than a week and closed above the asking price. Again, if you are looking for a realtor in Arlington/Northern Virginia, you can’t go wrong with Shawn! A. Jones, Arlington, VA – Shawn Battle
Shawn knows the ins-and-outs of Arlington! He is incredibly friendly, detailed oriented, and responsive. His flexibility with my schedule was unparalleled and I would highly recommend his services to friends & family. Thank you Shawn! R. Diedrick (Arlington, VA) – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle did an excellent job of guiding me through the home buying process for my first time. I have already referred him to friends who are looking to buy a home and plan on using Shawn in the future! Overall - great experience. T White, Arlington – Shawn Battle
Shawn was very understanding of my request and allowed me to take the reigns on my home buying experience. I never felt pressure to look at, or purchase anything if I didn't feel comfortable with it. He was very patient with my needs, and my request and got back to my in a timely matter. I don't think I would have had as enjoyable of an experience if Shawn was not my realtor Lauren Moore – Shawn Battle
My husband and I met Shawn Battle at an open house in our neighborhood on a rainy Sunday open house at a property near where we lived. He was very informed about properties in our area (Courthouse/Arlington) and his website was fantastic. He spent a long time talking to us about what we wanted in a condo and since we wanted to stay in the same neighborhood we quickly put our place up for sale and signed a contract on a slightly larger on. It turns out that our new condo is in the same building but six floors up. Shawn showed us what was available in the area in a very organized and timely manner. He is easy to work with, works quickly, and has a lot of experience. All of these qualities made things go as smoothly as selling and buying a home can be. He wants things to work and finds a way to make it happen. M Shaw – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle was an outstanding agent in the sale of our condo. He listened to our needs, was able to offer helpful suggestions to maximize the value of our condo, and worked with us through the whole moving and sale process. Mike and Anne, Arlington VA – Shawn Battle
Shawn was professional and amicable throughout the entire process. We clearly communicated our goals in selling our condo and Shawn made it happen! We are very pleased with the result! I would definitely recommend Shawn to anybody selling a condo in the Arlington, VA area. Frank & Jessica – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle was outstanding throughout the entire experience from recommending properties based on my specific preferences to working to ensure a smooth and timely closing. Shawn was extremely responsive and his knowledge was very valuable to confidently negociating the contract as well as navigating the overall process. Shawn also recommended great inspection, mortgage, and settlement companies. Matt L, Arlington – Shawn Battle
Hands down the best agent in Arlington! He knows the market and the business forwards and backwards. Chris from Arlington – Shawn Battle
Excellent Realtor! He met with us promptly and made very professional and appealing brochures. The listing was very favorable and punctual, and he held an open house the weekend it was listed. We received an offer after the first weekend on the market, and his knowledge of the market was crucial to our negotiation. He stayed on top of our closing documents and requirements, and made closing simple, even though we live out of town. I cannot recommend him enough! Abbey, Arlington – Shawn Battle
Shawn was in communication with my husband via email, sending listings of places he thought would be of interest to us (we were living overseas). When my husband came to the US, he began looking at properties with Shawn. Shawn demonstrated respectfulness and attention to detail. He was not pushy but rather patient. He was always responsive, friendly and acting in a timely manner. Shawn was excellent. He kept the process moving forward while the financial institution and the title agency were dropping balls. Shawn kept everything on track in a professional and seamless flow. We were so impressed with Shawn for the purchase that we chose him to sell our current home. Anna Evans, Annandale – Shawn Battle
Great knowledge of the Windsor Plaza condominium made pricing and finding prospective buyers very efficient. Shawn is a great agent - highly recommend him. Nick P , Arlington. – Shawn Battle
Shawn makes real estate look easy. He's super professional but understands the interests of the buyer/seller and makes himself available so that the process is easier on me. He's the best in the industry and the team he works with makes my life easier in a truly stressful time. S Leedom, Arlington, VA – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle was a joy to work with, responsive, hard-working, flexible, and helpful throughout the somewhat stressful process of selling our home of 30 years (and purchasing a condo just before that). I would highly recommend him to others. V. F, Arlington VA – Shawn Battle
Shawn was the consummate professional! He was there with us every step of the process. Amazingly communicative, professional, and polite, we sincerely valued his knowledge of the market and came to trust him implicitly. We would recommend Shawn to absolutely anyone. Erin and Anne, Washington, DC – Shawn Battle
Shawn was great. I couldn't have asked for more. I'd certainly use him in the future, S Verrecchia, Washington, DC – Shawn Battle
Shawn Battle helped me sell my condo in Arlington in less than one week. He is extremely knowledgeable of the local market and dedicated to doing a great job. I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn in the past and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell! Shannon Croom Arlington, VA – Shawn Battle
Shawn is one of the most professional people I have met in the residential real estate industry. He is knowledgeable, a good listener and prompt in his actions and responsibilities. D Saunders – Shawn Battle
We interviewed two other brokers to get a good sense of who would be the right fit for us. After the first meeting it was clear that Shawn was the best choice. He had a far superior understanding of the local market and was able to identify what I think was the best listing price. It was clear from the first meeting that Shawn is extremely organized and very well prepared. His presentation, which was far superior to the material prepared by the other agents, made clear that he would/could do everything possible to sell our condo for the price we were seeking. It was also clear from the first meeting that he was going to be very easy to work with. He wasn't in the least bit pushy and let his presentation speak for itself. It was clear what we were going to get from the commission, and my wife and I agree that Shawn was worth every penny. In every way Shawn was an amazing agent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends/colleagues looking to buy or sell property. To begin with, Shawn demonstrated an understanding of the market trends as a whole and local nuances (he has detailed knowledge of presumably every condo building on the Orange Line) that was far beyond that of other real estate agents we interviewed. This knowledge, combined with his attention to detail, resulted in our being able to sell our condo within two weeks of it being on the market. Shawn treated us like we were his only clients even though we knew this wasn't the case. He places a lot of importance on the open house, which is exactly what we wanted. Notably, we were looking for a new house while trying to sell ours, and I'm extremely impressed with the amount of time Shawn spent on both. He showed us dozens of properties and offered sound advice on and pros/cons of each. Before we found the house we ended up buying, Shawn worked with us to put a bid in on two properties. We, unfortunately, were outbid, but Shawn's advice and guidance through the process was extremely useful. We couldn't be happier with the place we ultimately bought, and Shawn was able to negotiate a price below listing. When a couple of unforeseen last minute issues arose with the seller, I felt confident knowing we had Shawn as our representative. I expect we wouldn't have had such a good outcome with a different agent. Shawn's expertise, accessibility, and good nature make him well worth the commission. Before working with Shawn, we hadn't had the experience of selling and buying a house at the same time. I expect anyone in this situation will have a lot of issues about which to worry, but I also expect my wife and I worried more than most. More to the point, I doubt we would be considered low maintenance clients. Despite our near constant concerns and ceaseless questions, Shawn was always accessible and extremely professional. I'm impressed with how much of his time he would devote to us. Printed on: August 17, 2017, 7:55 am Page 1 of 2 Both Shawn and Matt are genuinely pleasant people. That goes a long way toward being a good agent since the agent and clients spend so much time together. However, they have the added quality of being very professional. It's a little thing, but I would be remiss if I didn't point out the fact that Shawn and Matt would wear a suit every single time we met them. No matter how short the meeting, no matter what day of the week, no matter the weather, they always wore suits. If not for a chance encounter with Matt in the grocery store I would question whether they owned clothes other than suits. I feel confident saying that Shawn would treat any client as if they were his own. We always felt that Shawn had our best interests in mind and had the skills to achieve the best for us. Jody and Mari Daniel, Northern Virginia – Shawn Battle
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