What My Clients Say...

Outstanding Real Estate Broker!

Lauren Kivlighan was my real estate broker/agent on the recent sale of my 5 bedroom home in McLean and with the purchase of my townhouse in the Ballston area in Arlington. The coinciding settlements occurred in June. She is a rock star. Not only did she know the market extremely well but also she provided very objective and valuable advice on certains terms and conditions in the contract. I strongly recommend her, without any reservation or hesitation, as an outstanding real estate broker/agent for the sale and/or purchase of real estate!

Paul M.

Satisfied Seller

Very Happy!

Lauren was amazing to work with as our Real Estate Agent. Our home sold fast, the process was completely stressful and smooth and we were very happy with the sale price. Thanks Lauren for all of your help!

Kristen H.

Satisfied Seller

You Rock!

Lauren, You rock! Thank you so much for all of your help and for acilitating such a smooth and straightforward homebuying process.

Jared F.

Satisfied Buyer

Very helpful!

"Very helpful agent, highly recommended"

Callen S.

Always a Professional

"Lauren has always been Professional and tuned to the market. Her knowledge of construction & renovation projects is endless. Plus, she has a large geographical knowledge of Virginia from DC to the mountains."

Phil H.

We loved working with her!

"We are so happy to have chosen Lauren to represent us in the sale of our family home. She was sensitive to the emotional aspect of the sale and she gave us expert guidance and referrals for renovations. Everyone we worked with was fantastic. Such a good group of people - reasonably priced and creative. After renovations, our house was on the market for just 24 hours before we accepted one of multiple offers. We closed 3 weeks later. It's very easy to recommend Lauren. She's highly experienced, creative, energetic and forthright. We loved working with her."

Laurie N.

Satisfied Seller

You Went The Extra Mile!

"I want to thank you for your fine execution of the Rosemont sale, and in particular your skilled handling of the persnickety (picky} purchasers. You went the extra mile in arranging and paying for a strikingly attractive staging of the house, supplying a handyman to fine tune the front face of the house, and following through in putting the finishing touches of attic trash removal and spit & polish cleaning just in time for the purchaser walk through, which I believe you also skilfully supervised. It is a tribute not only to your long experience in real estate, but also to a generosity of service to your client, which reflects your genuine joy in doing good work. Many thanks."

Bob M.

Satisfied Seller


"Wow - what can I say about Lauren. She is a total pro! If you're looking to buy/sell - Lauren is the right person to call. She represented us both on the purchase and sale of our first home when we resided in NoVA. She understands the process and is a great representative to have on your side. There are many REALTORS who simply lack basic knowledge about buying/selling. Lauren's many years in the business truly sets her apart. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

Jon T.

Satisfied Seller

You Cannot Go Wrong Partnering With Lauren!

"Lauren Kivlighan is definitely an experienced and exceptional real estate broker! She met all our expectations and then some! Lauren is an honest, candid, and trustworthy realtor, even if it is not to her benefit. When we first decided to sell our home, our intentions were to sell to a builder to avoid the hassles of putting a house on the market. Because our lot was too small to make a worthwhile investment, the first builder we consulted with r eferred us to Lauren—who also purchases and renovates promising homes for resale. At our first meeting, Lauren explored buying our house as an investment to renovate and sell. After further consideration, she strongly believed we would do better putting our house on the market rather than selling to her or a builder, even though such a decision probably meant less of a return for her.

Lauren was right! With her great efforts, we sold our house in less than 2 weeks. She brokered a great deal for us, including a price we did not expect, a no contingency contract, and a lease-back! She provided great advice to take a minimalistic approach to prepare for an open house, which greatly minimalize the stress on us. Lauren was also a great resource for finding other kinds of related services, such as lining up an excellent title agent and identifying a company to help pack our household goods in a PODS, as well as move our son nearby. She’s also a very caring, kind-hearted, and community-oriented person. You cannot go wrong partnering with Lauren! We highly recommend her!"

Dave B.

Satisfied Seller

Go-Go-Go With The Results To Show

"Lauren Kivlighan of Northern Virginia Real Estate is a truly gifted, caring, and experienced Broker that my husband and I have relied on and trusted on multiple properties we’ve owned since first recognizing her strengths when we moved to the Northern VA area 15 years ago! Her passion and power of persuasion, either selling or buying properties, is the same today as it was when we first met her when buying our first property. Whether buying or selling, Lauren will commit her many attributes and time to ensuring your priorities are addressed throughout the entire process. She ensures she is available and takes the time to truly understand what you want. Every step of the process is explained in detail whether it is your first purchase/sale or the _nth time. She is Go-Go-Go with the results to show and that is what has drawn us to her and kept us loyal to her through the years. Now, 15 years and 4 transactions later, she helped us buy our dream home! The process seemed overwhelming at first, to sell one property that was contingent on obtaining our ultimate dream home. But Lauren was calming and quick with options and solutions to our questions and worries. What we thought would be a long drawn out process turned out to be a ONE DAY experience once the property was listed!! Wow!! Our dream home was THAT MUCH closer. Prior to that, Lauren sold our other properties within a week. We can’t recommend Lauren enough!"

Leila V.

Satisfied Seller

Thank You SO Much

"I do hope this has been a great year for you and I do revisit what you did for us two years ago. I didn't know what a relief it was to have sold that McLean house!! You took a huge emotional burden off our hands and I feel indebted to you. I can't say enough how incredibly fabulous your guidance and support was and how much it meant to me/us. Thank you SO much!!"

Marcia & Bruce Grozen-Smith

Satisfied Sellers

Made Me Feel Like Her First Priority

"My sister had worked with Lauren Kivlighan before and recommended her to me because I was looking for a rock star agent. As a first time home buyer I was overwhelmed with everything so I needed someone who knew the industry in and out. Lauren managed to walk me through every step of the process with such great patience and alleviated all my stresses. She was always accessible and made me feel like her first priority during our interactions."

Fareshta Khelifi Touhami

Satisfied Buyer

Is The Best

"Lauren Kivlighan is the best REALTOR in northern Virginia - she clearly has a ton of experience as a REALTOR particularly in this area. Lauren was recommended to us late in our search for new homes and our only regret is that the recommendation did not come sooner. She guided us expertly through the buying process on a new home. We are just ecstatic with how smoothly the process went with Lauren's help and particularly in the end result, our new home. During the process, we had a baby, and Lauren came to our house to see our newborn and brought us a generous gift exemplifying how she truly cares about her clients. Thanks so much Lauren!"

Rich & Abbey Fecher

Satisfied Buyers

I Highly Recommend Her

"Lauren Kivlighan helped me sell my house 9 years ago and buy my current house. I called her a month ago to solicit her help in selling my current house. She not only remembered me as a client, but as a friend. She treats you like such by giving solid advice whether buying/selling, or both, being honest, and replies to you in timely manner. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a solid experienced REALTOR."


Satisfied Client

Extremely Helpful

"Lauren is an extremely charismatic and professional real estate broker. She has helped me with many of my real estate endeavors. Her experience and market knowledge was extremely helpful when purchasing my own home and several investment properties. She has a keen understanding of construction and renovation (she has done many projects herself). Which is most helpful to investors looking for high profit margins. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!!"


Satisfied Client

You Made A Real Difference

"My main purpose is to say thank you, Lauren Kivlighan, Northern Virginia Real Estate, for helping with the entire process. I think we were lucky to find our buyers. That said, I very much believe that it comes from preparation. Your help and patience with me, and my family, made a real difference."


Satisfied Seller

Extraordinarily Knowledgeable

"Lauren is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and effective broker who helped us sell our house and buy a new one, all within two months of meeting her. Lauren went the extra mile to help us price our house right, stage it effectively and understand all the nuances of selling a home. Lauren Kivlighan also helped us find a perfect home for our growing family and even managed to get our sale and purchase closing conducted on the same day. She made a complex process appear easy."

Brendan Palmer

Satisfied Client

Honest Responsive Customer Driven Knowledgeable

"Lauren Kivlighan is a Super Agent! She helped me and my wife get the best deal on the home we wanted. Saved us money, defended our interest against the builder , lender, and appraisal. She really is the kind of Agent you want representing you. Honest, Responsive, Customer Driven, Knowledgeable."

Mel Worsham

Satisfied Client

Customer Service

"I've known Lauren for 30+ years and during that time she has been my REALTOR for buying and selling all my homes throughout the years. One of the best qualities Lauren has is: customer service! That is very important to me since I deal with that everyday with my job as a pharmaceutical representative... If you want an excellent REALTOR that provides the utmost in customer service, then Lauren is the perfect agent when buying or selling your home!!!"

Dorthea M.

Satisfied Client

A Super Agent!

"Lauren Kivlighan is a Super Agent! She helped me and my wife get the best deal on the home we wanted. Saved us money, defended our interest against the builder , lender, and appraisal. She really is the kind of Agent you want representing you. Honest, Responsive, Customer Driven, Knowledgeable!"

Jarmel W.

Satisfied Buyer

Capable And Professional

"Lauren is a very capable and professional real estate broker serving throughout the Northern Virginia area. Lauren Kivlighan does an excellent job of working with her real estate buyer and seller clients to truly represent their interests. I can certainly recommend her!"

Win Singleton

Associate Broker
Long & Foster Real Estate

Lauren Is The Best

"Lauren is the best! She sent us so many options and truly understood exactly what we were looking for. Her guidance in the search and closing process was unparalleled. She answered all questions timely and any time of day. Next house, we will undoubtedly use Lauren again. If you are looking for a place in the DMV area, you are best to go with Lauren. She will support and guide you and has your best interest."

Eleanor Walker

Satisfied Client

Organized And Looks At The Whole Picture

"Lauren Kivlighan was and still is the best organized person to look at the whole picture and summarize exactly how to sell or buy one of you most important decisions one makes in life. Lauren has one goal when she is working for you which is to get the best deal that will help you complete your business transaction."

Fred Brink

Cherish Our Personal And Professional Relationship

"Lauren Kivlighan has worked with me to promote and close Real Estate contracts multiple times. I appreciate your diligence, enthusiasm, and wholesome advice and I would strongly and proudly recommend you to family and friends."

Dulcie Ramdeo

Satisfied Client

Professional At Every Turn

"Lauren is an excellent real estate agent. She is a professional at every turn, and she knows the market well. She helped me sell 2 places an buy 2 places. I highly recommend her!"

Sally Wolfe-Peralis

Satisfied Seller

Exceeded All Of My Expectations

"Working with Laura at Northern Virginia Real Estate Inc. exceeded all of my expectations. As a first time home seller. I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away Laura was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with my family and I to determine what would be a good fit for us. She was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level even though we were on a very tight time-frame. She even recommended different ways to update our home. We acknowledged her recommendations and used it to our advantage. She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs, gave me good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. The sale went very well-she brought in several offers. The house was sold after being on the market for one week. I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much!!"

Rashad H.

Satisfied Seller

Knowledge Of The Market

"Lauren Kivlighan has an excellent knowledge of the market in Northern Virginia. She has excellent interpersonal skills."

Fayyaze Adat

Satisfied Client

Excellent, Professional Real Estate Broker

"Lauren Kivlighan is an excellent, professional real estate broker and will take care of all you needs."

Cynthia Keegan

Satisfied Client

Most Energetic And Honest Person

"Lauren Kivlighan is one of the most energetic and honest persons that I have ever dealt with in business. She is is thorough in her analysis, gets things done and gets results. I highly recommend Lauren."

Kalwant Singh

Satisfied Client

Honest And Straight Forward

"Lauren Kivlighan was a great resource as my real estate agent. She was very knowledgeable about the areas I was looking to buy a home. She was always honest and straight forward and was an invaluable resource in an area I knew very little about. I would recommend Lauren to anyone who is looking to buy/rent a new property."

Jason Rusk

Satisfied Client

So Pleased

"I bought my second home using Lauren Kivlighan as my realty agent and was so pleased with her I have recommended her to my friends and people that I meet through other associates and those who have used her services were very satisfied with her expertise."

Bobby Thornton

Satisfied Client

Lauren Knows Everything

"East or West Laurent is the best! Lauren Kivlighan knows everything there is to know about Real Estate and she is well versed in the DC Metro Area.

She gives 110% to her clients and goes well and beyond in getting her clients what they are looking for. She is well connected to banks and that helps clients looking to lock a loan at the best rates and get their dream home

Lauren is recommended for being a complete solutions Real Estate Guru that will make you 1000% happy for having her by your side."

Harish Maganti

Satisfied Client

A Rare Professional

"Lauren Kivlighan is an exceedingly competent and rare professional that earns every cent of her fee. I can't stress enough how good of a job Lauren did in finding our dream home. It took us less than two months to find the house and close on it mostly thanks to Lauren's extensive network. She is easygoing, honest, and hard working. You may not be able change your finances, and you can't change the market. However, you have the option to hire Lauren and get the best help on your side. If every real estate agent was like Lauren, home buying would be more fun than vacationing. I would definitely hire her again."

Mehmet Alpasian Kosoglu

Satisfied Client

Helps To Educate Her Clients

"Lauren Kivlighan is an exceptional broker with over 20 years of experience in the Northern Virginia market. Her personal approach and attention to detail distinguishes her from other brokers. Lauren has the insight to trends and markets to help her educate clients on the right purchase, or correct time to sell. I have used her exclusively on all my real estate transactions and continue to recommend her to friends and colleagues."

John Aragon

Satisfied Client

Knowledgable, Trustworthy, And Intelligent

"I have worked with Lauren Kivlighan on several occasions and find her to be knowledgable, trustworthy, and intellegent. She will take the necessary time and extra steps needed to make the situation work.

I have also recommended Lauren to many friends who are in the market and will continue to do so in the future."

Dan Ramsey

Independent Insurance Agent

Smooth And Timely Transactions

"Lauren Kivlighan brings twenty five years of Real Estate sales experience to help her clients with smooth and timely transactions as a Buyer or Seller of homes, land, and investment properties. She knows all neighborhoods and is especially skilled with New Home communities."

Colin Bruce Macleod

Hire Lauren!

"Lauren is honest, smart, knowledgeable and accessible. She made her suggestions on what I needed to do to get the best price and for a prompt sale. She let me know I was the boss and all decisions were up to me. I made the changes and true to her word that got me full asking price... and bonus, all in a single day of my house on the market, a contract in hand in less than 48hrs. Smooth all the way through closing. Hire Lauren!"

Lamont W.

Satisfied Client

Performed Extraordinarily

"Lauren helped us sell our home and she performed extraordinarily. We had just fired our REALTOR and it appeared she was exactly the opposite of that agent. Lauren Kivlighan was very knowledgeable of the market, provided timely feedback, made you feel like you're her only client. She had a road map for what she's going to do and performed exceptionally and professionally, from our initial meeting, pricing, staging, open house, closing and settlement. I highly recommend her."

John A Karikari

Satisfied Client

Very Knowledgeable REALTOR

"Very knowledgeable REALTOR. Wins awards she doesn't even know about. I would certainly recommend someone in the area to work with her."

David P.

Satisfied Client

Exceedingly Competent

"Lauren is an exceedingly competent and rare professional that earns every cent of her fee. I can't stress enough how good of a job Lauren Kivlighan did in finding our dream home. It took us less than two months to find the house and close on it mostly thanks to Lauren's extensive network. She is easygoing, honest, and hard working. You may not be able change your finances, and you can't change the market. However, you have the option to hire Lauren and get the best help on your side. If every real estate agent was like Lauren, home buying would be more fun than vacationing. I would definitely hire her again."

Mehmet Alpaslan Kosoglu

Satisfied Client

One Of The Most Knowledgeable

"Lauren Kivlighan is one of the most knowledgeable real estate brokers I've worked with - she understands the market and sells homes in ONE day. She does this by advising clients to get the home "buyer ready" and assists them in doing so. She understands the return on investment for the client by choosing current, affordable and durable quartz and granite counters. I would seek her guidance."


Satisfied Client

Excellent Agent

"Lauren is an excellent real estate agent. She is a professional at every turn, and she knows the market well. She helped me sell 2 places an buy 2 places. I highly recommend her!"

Sally Wolfe-Peralis

Satisfied Client

Highly Recommended!

"Lauren is truly the ONE to have in your corner! She will not rest until the job is complete. She is dedicated in helping her clients sell or buy property, and as a REALTOR, her first priority is to make her clients happy! She always listens to her clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome. Highly recommended!"

James P.

Satisfied Client

Living In Our Dream Home

"Thank you for helping us find and buy our new home. We love it and the love continues to grow every day. It is the perfect home for our family! Dan and I agree that without you, we wouldn't have found and be living in our dream home. Thank you for your dedication, passion, attention and business acumen! Forever appreciate and grateful."

Dan and Cammie

Satisfied Buyers

5 Stars

"Lauren Kivlighan is a pleasure to work with. I have watched her with many clients this summer and she is very successful. Many of her clients are anxious with the whole procedure. Lauren has a knack for making both buyers and sellers come to the settlement table with confidence and ease.

She takes the time to explain the process to her clients. She is an expert in real estate. She is very professional, intelligent and keeps her clients up to date with all the details. It is easy to see how she does over 30 million per year in volume. She is outstanding, and super generous! I would recommend her to anyone!"

Gabby A.

Gifted Real Estate Broker

"Lauren is a phenomenally gifted real estate broker. I have sold three homes and purchased two homes with her. Her price forecasting has always been accurate! She knows what needs to be done to sell a home for top dollar--painting, staging, repairs and landscaping, etc. Lauren is level headed, confident and professional at all times. She is also a cool-headed, wicked smart negotiator; no contract details are missed by Lauren. I can't recommend Lauren highly enough! More so, you are doing yourself a disservice if Lauren is not your broker."

Darlene M.

Satisfied Client

Highly Recommend

"Lauren helped us find our new home in Washington, DC and we had the greatest experience. As first time home buyers, she helped guide us and found our new home. She has great negotiating skills and eye for what's hot in the market that can also give you the best ROI. Highly recommend!"

Meghan C.

Satisfied Buyers

On Your Side

"I recommend Lauren to all of my friends & anyone who is looking for a REALTOR who knows the business better than anyone I've ever met. She helped my fiancé and I find the house of our dreams and being first time home buyers it was so helpful to have her on our side. She has helped my friends sell their condo and now move into their dream home as well, she has the knowledge and skill to help anyone along the way. Go with the best, from DC to Ashburn & more, she's the REALTOR you need on your side."

Tonya T.

At The Top Of Her Game

"There are few Realtors that really "get it", but Lauren Kivlighan certainly does. Lauren is at the top of her game- always! She is one of the most compassionate agents that I have had the opportunity to work with. Her breadth of knowledge and experience in the market spreads from Arlington and McLean through Loudoun County. She studies up on new home communities and has tremendous history of sales in more mature neighborhoods. This breadth of knowledge helps buyers find the home of their dreams and, coupled with strong marketing expertise, has helped my buyers sell their current home every time- even when similar properties are for sale in the same community.The buyers happiness is her number one objective. I have seen her work all hours of day and night to accomplish this. Her marketing expertise has helped my buyers sell their current homes every time. The best form of flattery is a referral. When I am in need of a Realtor, I am going to use Lauren."

Andrew Cope

Toll Brothers Inc., Sales Manager

By Far The Best

"Lauren Kivlighan is by the far the best Realtor I've ever worked with. Whether you're buying or selling, you want her in your corner. Her market knowledge and 20 years + of experience allow her to secure her clients the best deal possible, every time. Unlike most successful Realtors, Lauren isn't just a great saleswoman. What really sets her apart is her commitment to her clients. She cares deeply about her clients and will go above and beyond, putting her clients' interests above her own, to ensure that they are completely happy and satisfied. I refer Lauren to everyone who asks me for a Realtor recommendation, and everyone I've sent to her has been thrilled with their experience working with her."

Charles Taylor

Acquisitions Manager, Classic Cottages, LLC

Lauren Takes The Extra Steps

"I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren Kivlighan for just over twenty years now. In that time, I have worked with many of her customers. I have found Lauren to be that person who not only does the right thing but is a fighter when it comes to protecting her customers in a transaction. Lauren takes the extra steps necessary to insure a smooth transaction and her skills at negotiating are superb. You have a great Realtor on your side when Lauren is representing you."

Jeff Satre

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

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