Client Comments

Client Comments

“Dara was very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with in finding my new home. She was highly recommended and I am glad I was able to work with her” Ross Andrews

 My husband and I loved working with Dara when searching for our first home. She took the time to meet with us at the beginning of our house search to go over exactly what we were looking for – location, price, and all the little details that were “must haves” for us. We also took this time to get to know each other a bit. We got along great as Dara is a very professional, polite, and friendly individual. We really enjoyed our first meeting and knew that we really wanted to work with her. In the weeks following, Dara made us feel as if we were her only clients. We communicated regularly, often multiple times a day. She answered our questions without delay, and was more than willing to work around our busy schedules when it came time to view homes. When it came time to buy, she did everything she could to help us get the house we wanted. We LOVE the house she found for us and couldn’t be more pleased as to how smoothly the entire process went. We’ve recommended Dara to all of our friends and family looking at buying homes in the Richmond area. I can’t imagine working with anyone else. She is a fabulous person and an amazing agent.” Jessica Landis

“Dara is amazing, she focuses on finding the right fit between client and property, and is excellent at this. She has a great sense of humor too, which makes finding a home much more fun than it should be. I'd hire her again except that we're so delighted with our new home...” Michael Neale

“Dara was hired by my husband and I to sell our house and help us locate a new home. Dara was quick to realize what we were looking for in a home and provided us with several opportunities that met our price range. One opportunity was a short sale, and Dara was well versed on dealing with the short sale process. The purchase of our new home went smoothly due to Dara's involvement throughout the process. Our home sold within 1 week of having it on the market. She is a joy to work with and I'm proud to call her "my realtor". All of our future transactions will be conducted with Dara by our side. Nancy and Rocco Morro

“Dara J. was an amazing partner in the sale of my home and the identification of my current rental situation. She understood my situation and my needs and responded accordingly. When I am ready to purchase a new home, I know that Dara will be by my side.” Shellie Smith

“I have worked with Dara for years. She is always easy to work with, fun and professional. She kows her industry. . What a pleasure she is. Katy Allenbaugh-Richards, Area Manager, First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation (business partner)


“I wish I could choose every attribute listed above. Working with Dara was absolutely delightful. She was wonderfully professional, pushing everyone on when they weren't doing what they were supposed to do and dragging their feet. I cannot say enough about how fabulous it was to work with her, including her great sense of humor. She made the entire experience just as you would want it to be.” Cynthia Brown

“Dara has managed the purchase and sale of various of my properties. In all instances, she has demonstrated a commitment to make the sale quickly and efficiently, finding creative ways to resolve challenges, educating me on each step with high professionalism. And what's most important, Data always conducts herself with high integrity and a 'caring' way that all her clients truly appreciate, including me. I have and continue to recommend her to my friends.” Marta G


I work with Dara because in my opinion she is the most knowledgeable about the housing market than many other real estate agents out there. Dara tells me what I need to know whether I want to hear it or not because she has her clients best interest at heart. She makes buying or selling a home as painless as she can. I highly recommend Dara to anyone in the market for a home or selling one. Kaylyn H

"Dara is the greatest I could think of no other agent to ever use again. I loved her exceptional service. Thank you so much for the perfect house." - Christian Henley


"Dara was patient professional and respectful of all my wishes. She went above and beyond to ensure we moved at a pace I was happy with and never rushed anything. Very supportive of every part of the buying process... even when she was sick. Her desire to meet my goals was hers. She also got me a great deal. Very professional and caring." - Buyer

"Dara was wonderful! She always helped us when we had a question...within the hour. No matter what day or time, she was always there for us." - Buyer

"Dara is an excellent realtor who will go the extra mile to make sure you're satisfied with your home buying experience. She was very knowledgeable of the business and worked very hard for us. If we ever buy another house, we will definitely call her." - Carlos Figueroa

"Dara was great - whenever we needed something she would be there. She is a wonderful person . I will tell anyone who is looking to buy a home 'go with her cause she will not let you down'. THANKS DARA " " - Dontel Mallory, Ruther Glen

"She's a wonderful realtor. She never stops until she has an answer. It was a pleasure working with her." - Buyer, Ruther Glen

"Dara works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. She is very attentive and accurately grasps what her clients like, and is quick to locate suitable properties. She also pays attention to new properties just coming onto the market, so that the buyer can get ahead of the crowd. Once the right fit between buyer & property has been found, Dara negotiates deftly and efficiently to get her client the best deal. She is a delight to work with. " - Michael Neale, Richmond

"Dara was extraordinary. Right from the beginning, she spent a lot of time helping me find the perfect home. She made me feel like I was her only client because of how quickly she responded to my phone calls and e-mails. She was very proactive with my dealings with my mortgage broker; she spent the extra time with me to get the deal done. Dara made the closing happen on time by pushing the mortgage broker. It would not have closed on the appointed day if it had not been for Dara. She is also very knowledgeable about the Richmond area and about condominium legal structures. That helped tremendously when I was going through the process of what I needed to own a condo (i.e., the right kind of homeowner's insurance, what to look for in the rules and regulations, etc.). And she made it fun!!!" - Buyer

"We are first time home buyers and Dara Friedlander was very helpful with the daunting task of explaining everything to us. She was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her for anyone that is looking for a new home." - Buyer

"This was not an average transaction for Dara. She was with us every single step of the way and has become a part of our family. We decided on a custom home to be built after looking for months with Dara at other properties. She has been a true gem to put up with all the fiascos that have come our way. We are truly thankful for her!" - Angel Carr

"I know a lot of people are not of the religious type but I want to tell you that you were a god send to me and my aunt. I appreciate all of the hard work that you did, being patient with us, and among other things being our friend. You are not just a Realtor but a Realtor with a heart and me and my aunt both thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!!!!!" - Tamara Quarles

"Dara was the best!! She really showed me the ropes of buying my first home, and I can't imagine having made it through the process sanely without her great humor and help. She told me what I needed to know to be a smart buyer, whether I wanted to hear it or not, and I really appreciated that. Dara was always willing to show me a house or call a realtor at the drop of a hat, which showed me she was serious about her job. Dara was great! " - Kathryn Driver

"Dara is the best agent I have ever had. She researched property that completely met my goals. She always was prompt in getting back to me whenever I had a question. She is the best!" - Buyer

"Dara did a complete market search to find us the best deal. She helped us expand our horizons for options we had not considered. We even closed on one of those options and are extremely happy with our new home. " - Mark Lyons, Midlothian

"Dara did a fantastic job at identifying what to fix, and helping get the house 'sale-ready'. In addition, she quickly learned about other houses comparable to mine for sale, and efficiently positioned my house as one of the best 'deals' in the area. Lastly, she managed buyers realtors' enthusiastically and with a business driven passion that resulted in a contract in 2 weeks." - Seller

"Dara did a superb job at understanding what house I wanted to buy, from location, must have's of the property, and so on. She was also very patient and perseverant while we looked together for my dream home. Finally, she truly demonstrated a genuine desire to protect and maximize my best interests. I was very lucky to have her on my side! " - Buyer

"Dara was the BEST!! There are no words to say that fully describe her and the help she gave me. From the first day we met, I knew I had picked the right agent. From being to end, she was with me every step of the way, always there when I needed her no matter the time. I would recommend her to everyone, whether they're buying a house now, or just give them her contact information for later. She is very knowledgeable, and you can tell she is really into making sure her client is happy and getting the best deal for them." - Shakiah Gilstrap

I could not have asked for a better realtor. She was better than I could have asked for. I had an extremely limited budget and high expectations and she made it all happen. I have worked with other realtors who were strictly interested in making the sale. Dara was interested in my overall satisfaction. She was absolutely the best." - Lynn Duventre

"Dara was and is a pleasure to work with. She is very professional and I would recommend anyone to her." - Buyer

"At first glance, my husband and I were overwhelmed about the process of buying a home. However, Dara really opened our eyes to the things that were important, not just to us but the market as well, and we were able to successfully navigate our path from renting to home ownership and feeling great about the choices we were making with the advice and expertise we were receiving from Dara." - Ayana Joseph

"This is was my first home purchase and Dara stood by me every time I needed her help. She made the whole process very smooth and I thank her for that. At first I didn't have an idea what kind of a house I wanted but Dara took her time to show me around and help me choose what's best for me. Thank you for the hard work, Dara! Keep up the great work you do!" - Buyer

"I loved Dara. This was my first home. She stayed by me the whole way though and made something that seemed so scary turn into something so easy and fun. She didn't try to stick me in the first house we looked at either. She talked to me in depth about each house, and worked hard to find out my likes and dislikes. Dara became more to me than just a realtor, she's my friend. Thanks for everything Dara. I miss you." - Buyer

"I've dealt with some really bad Realtors when buying my first home and trying to sell it. So, when I was getting ready to buy my second home I was expecting to deal with a Realtor that only cared about getting their commission. However, that was not the case with the ZipRealty Realtor. Dara was awesome from the first time I spoke with her over the phone. I truly enjoyed working her. She means business and she will make sure you get everything you can out of the process. " - Jessica Rios

"Ms. Friedlander was extremely instrumental in the purchase of my home. Not only was she dedicated, but also determined to find me a home that I would enjoy for years to come. Ms. Friedlander worked practically around the clock to find listings that fit my criteria and was ready to go when I was ready. She was always very courteous and respectful. As tiresome as looking at houses can get, I always looked forward to her company. I would recommend her to anyone and in fact, I have recommended her to several of my closest friends!" - Kaylyn Holshu

"In March of 2006, I began what I did not realize would be a very lengthy process of trying to sell my home. I listed it with another real estate company and After an exhausting and futile relationship with them which resulted in nothing more than a waste of my time, I began what was probably the smoothest real estate transaction that I have experienced.

I immediatlely realized that Dara Friedlander was a professional when dealing with the sale of my home. Her knowledge, insight and wisdom of the real estate market were very impressive and she was someone that I felt I could put my trust in. Within 30 days, I had a signed contract on the property. She not only had a solid plan for attracting buyers but gave me some very helpful pointers in things I needed to do with the decor to help the sales process. I was so impressed with Dara throughout this entire time that I requested her services in assisting me on the purchase of another home.
I would highly recommend Dara Friedlander to anyone who is in the market for real estate or is even contemplating it in the future. She is a true professional at what she does and has a tremendous passion for wanting to make her customers satisfied which I feel is very rare in this world today." - John A. Edwards

"Dara was there for us throughout our real estate transaction and after the closing to ensure our experience met our expectations 100%. We had several bumps along the way, and Dara spent many hours making sure everything worked out and our needs were met. She was fabulous to do business with." - Rocco A Morro, II

Contact Information

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Dara J. Friedlander
RE/MAX Today
4333 Cox Road
Glen Allen VA 23060
Cell: 804.247.3425
Fax: 804.545.6447