Client Testimonials

When my father passed, selling our childhood home was particularly difficult, especially considering that my brother and I both live out of state. Ed and Roberta went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only were they sensitive to the loss of our father, time and time again they met with service people, inspectors, and contractors. I am convinced that without their continual dedication and kindness, we could not have seen the process through to a final sale. We are SO grateful for their work ethic, expertise, and adept knowledge of the industry. 

Sara Novak

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“Ed Brownfield helped me purchase a commercial building for our business, and at every stage he was hard working and highly knowledgeable. He is a good listener who understood our needs, and his friendly professionalism and knowledge of the background of the building we purchased made it easy for me to make decisions quickly. I thought the result was positive both for me and the seller, and I completely trust Ed’s fairness and discretion. I’d recommend him to my family and closest friends.”

-George Leaman, Director

Philosophy Documentation Center

“When I decided to purchase a commercial building on Berkmar Dr., Ed was immensely helpful during the whole transaction.  He then found a tenant for an unfinished portion of the building and helped me see the advantage of building out the capacity for additional space.  When I no longer needed the building, he found a purchaser. He has been the ultimate professional throughout.  I would call him again or recommend him as a professional real estate agent.  Ed’s knowledge of the market added value to the transaction!”
-Cindy Reynolds
Chief Development Officer, Bon Secours Health System

“When we asked our attorney for the best and most trusted commercial real estate broker in Charlottesville,  he recommended Ed Brownfield. My background as a real estate developer, where we control over 22,000 lots and 1.5 million square feet of retail space, brings us into contact with many real estate brokers. Ed is a true professional with unparalleled expertise and a strong passion for getting results. He handled the sale of our commercial property as if it were his own, and we would enthusiastically recommend Ed to our family and friends for their commercial real estate needs.

-Sydney W. Kitson, Kitson & Partners, Palm Beach

“We chose Roberta Brownfield because she has the highest standards for knowledge, experience, professionalism, and discretion. In each transaction, we’ve always had full confidence that Roberta acted and advised with only our interests in mind.”

– Mark & Bee Kattmann, Charlottesville

“I moved to Hawaii, and found myself an absentee owner of a $2M+ commercial property in Charlottesville. Deciding to sell the property, I solicited a realtor referral from a prominent local banker. Ed Brownfield came highly recommended, professionalism, performance, and integrity being the main drivers.Over the next several months, all three were proven in spades.

Ed did not merely sell the property; he devised a strategy to position the property to optimize value, and executed that strategy, involving tricky and creative lease negotiations. What I think made the whole transaction work was Ed’s ability to calculate perceived benefit from the perspective of all sides: buyer, seller, lessor, lessee, and then negotiating honestly with a win- win presentation.”

– Peter Grossman, Hawaii

“In March 2008, my wife and I began looking for a home in Charlottesville.  Immediately, we knew we were in good hands with Roberta.  We had no doubt that she would be honest and forthright with us, but what we got was much more.  She listened, which is something that too many brokers, I think, fail to do. What is particularly impressive is how she facilitated our purchase.  She didn’t just match us up with willing sellers; she made certain that we were getting what we bargained for. Roberta is not just a great broker, she’s emblematic of what’s great about Charlottesville.”

– Josh and Molly Bowers, Charlottesville

“Ed,I am delighted to be able to recommend—in the highest and most unqualified way—your services as a realtor and as an analyst of real estate investment opportunities. I have lost track of how many times I, along with partners or investors, have called on you for assistance in buying, selling, or leasing income producing properties. In every instance, however, you have provided objective and timely information on comparable properties, on the available market for financing, and on the rental market. You have provided sophisticated ROI models that have been very helpful. Importantly, you have not only helped us locate investment-grade opportunities but your hard-eyed realism has kept us from making foolish mistakes.

“Of course, Page and I will be forever grateful for your assistance in buying our splendid downtown house on Locust Avenue—and selling it ten years later on extremely advantageous terms just as the market was collapsing all around us. You have earned our trust. We have learned to repose complete confidence in your judgment.”

– George H. Gilliam, Charlottesville

“…The school was able to solidify its home in town and the seller was able to fulfill the her original vision for the school. In helping to craft a successful sale, you have played a tremendous role in assuring the school’s future stability. Once again we are grateful for your generosity, wisdom and support.”

Michelle Schlesinger, Chair

Charlottesville Waldorf School

“As life-long residents of the Charlottesville area, Joan and I were keenly aware of Ed Brownfield’s reputation for knowledge and expertise in local commercial real estate matters. When we were faced with the challenge of selling the commercial building that served as the storefront of our photography business, we knew that it would require the expert handling of a seasoned veteran capable of applying the proper marketing tools to accomplish the timely sale of our building. Ed did just that. Not only was he professional and goal-oriented in his actions, but he was attentive to our personal concerns throughout the process. He provided us with strong negotiating skills, unparalleled service, honest assessments, and a dedicated work ethic. His overall goal was first and foremost customer satisfaction. Ed is representative of the ethical standards everyone deserves in a real estate transaction. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of real estate sales assistance.”

Jim and Joan Carpenter

Owners of Gitchell’s Studio, Inc.

Roberta and Ed represented us in selling a loved one’s house. We live out of town and were nervous about selling from far away, but they made it so easy. From the moment we began working with them we knew there was nothing to worry about.  What could have been a painful process went smoothly and quickly thanks to them.
They walked us through the process, had a great knowledge of the market, and took care of everything while we were away. They even helped to deal with repairs, worked around an estate sale, and checked on the house to make sure the basement hadn’t flooded after it rained! They were supportive of our hopes for the sale and did everything they could to get us to the finish line. Thanks to them we were able to sell the house from out of town and felt like we were able to honor our loved one’s wishes, which was very important to us.
We can’t recommend Roberta and Ed enough. They are experts in Charlottesville real estate, they put in the extra effort to make the process easy for their clients and they are a joy to work with. We never doubted that our property was in good hands while working with them. If we ever need to buy or sell property in Charlottesville again we will definitely work with them.
Ben and Emma Goodman

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