Charlotte was great. When she met with us before we listed the house, she recommended areas to improve its appearance. We accepted a contract the day after it hit the market. We were very impressed with her ability to help us sell so quickly. Note: I would like to add that her assistant Sheila Kennedy also helped us during the process. I recommend anyone who wishes to sell should contact Charlotte and her team.

David and Susan Jennings, Fredericksburg VA
David and Susan Jennings, Fredericksburg VA

We moved to Fredericksburg from out of town and Charlotte really took care of us. She knows Fredericksburg better than anyone I have met - still! She was patient with us as we made many visits and home touring trips before finally landing right where we belong.

Dr. and Mrs. Deano Visioni, Fredericksburg, VA
Dr. and Mrs. Deano Visioni, Fredericksburg, VA

Charlotte Rouse is a very qualified Real Estate Agent in the Fredericksburg Area. Charlotte is an extremely proactive sales professional.
I have worked with her on two house sales. She was very easy to work with. Charlotte is approachable, responds in a timely manner and always goes above and beyond what is expected of her. If you are looking for someone to get the job done, Charlotte is the individual you would want to sell or help you purchase a home. I highly recommend her. I look forward to working with her in the future!

Lori McDermott, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Lori McDermott, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

We are thankful that Charlotte Rouse represented us in the sale of our South Stafford home. We were impressed with Charlotte’s market knowledge and immediate ideas to stage our home at our first meeting. Her marketing materials including professional photos and video were top-notch. We had a ratified contract at full asking price in less than a week, and we especially appreciated her advice during negotiations. Charlotte and her team were extremely responsive and handled all issues prior to closing efficiently and professionally. It was a joy to work with Charlotte, and we wouldn’t hesitate to call upon her expertise again.

Whitney Riley, Partner-Merrill Lynch
Whitney Riley, Partner-Merrill Lynch

Charlotte Rouse is the consummate Property Specialist. She recently represented me in the purchase of a 10,000 square foot commercial building for a new craft brewery off Route 17 in Stafford County. Charlotte didn’t just do her job … she ensured that I fully understood all aspects of the business so we were able to work as a team to anticipate and overcome all obstacles. She exceeded all of my expectations. Charlotte is the most responsive agent I have ever worked with. She returned phone calls, emails and text messages in mere seconds … no kidding, not hours or minutes … but seconds. Her exemplary communication skills are what makes her one of the top property specialists in the Fredericksburg area. I give Charlotte my highest recommendation for prospective clients in the commercial or residential sector.

Mark Faller, CEO -6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co.
Mark Faller, CEO -6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co.

We can’t say enough about what a great job Charlotte did for us! She was recommended by a friend in the Fredericksburg area who had completed two purchases with her team in the recent past. We were selling our house in Baltimore and moving our family to Fredericksburg. Charlotte helped us find the perfect neighborhood in Fawn Lake and worked with us to find a great house at a very good value. Just as importantly, despite several changes on the closing dates and the endless possibilities of potential problems when you are settling on two houses in the same day, Charlotte walked us through the process with constant attention and communication. From making sure we had the proper utility contact information and shut off schedules to coordinating with the title company in Baltimore, Charlotte kept us on track leading to smooth transition. The most professional real estate team we have worked with by far.

Daniel and Amanda LeViness, Kaeser Compressors
Daniel and Amanda LeViness, Kaeser Compressors

In June, 2015 we decided to put our Woodlawn residence on the market after almost 31 years of living in the same house. It was apparent that Charlotte knew the Woodlawn market, and came ready to give us her expert advice on what we should expect in the way of a listing price. When we initially met with Charlotte, she did a walk-through of the property, had us take extensive notes of little things she thought we could to make the house more attractive to buyers, and left us with an immediate sense that we could be very competitive in the real estate market if we made some very simple changes that would accentuate the positives of the property. We did as instructed, and during the second week of July, after Charlotte had her team of professional photographers and videographers make what could only be described as a truly impressive video of the house, we had a full price contract in a matter of 48 hours of the property being listed.

Unfortunately, that deal fell through the next week, but Charlotte was at our house within hours of this devastating news, and psychologically picked us up, redoubled her efforts, and assured us that she thought the house would sell within the week. She could not have been more correct, and we were able to secure another contract, for significantly more than the original offer, all within three days.

All of her advice on what to accentuate, how to showcase the home, and what did and did not need to be done was completely on the mark. She also guided us through the home inspection process, making sure she followed up to ensure everything we needed to do to make the transition to the new owners run smoothly, and she and her staff made all of the inspection and closing appointments for us so we could concentrate on packing up to head to our new home in North Carolina.

Her personality, professionalism and can-do attitude impressed us beyond belief. It is with great pleasure that we recommend Charlotte for all of your Fredericksburg real estate needs.

Sincerely, Tom & Jeanne Carter, Fredericksburg, VA
Sincerely, Tom & Jeanne Carter, Fredericksburg, VA

Charlotte Rouse and her team are very professional. I began working with Charlotte to identify a new home and she listened to our needs and narrowed down the options to be in line with what we were looking for. All of the homes that we visited were right in line with our taste. We always felt well informed during the process and I found that Charlotte went above and beyond to ensure that the entire process went smoothly – even when I asked to move the closing date up by a week. I would highly recommend Charlotte as she advocates for her clients and ensures that the process is smooth from beginning to end.

Roberta Barton-Joe, Chief Operating Officer, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Roberta Barton-Joe, Chief Operating Officer, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

It gives my husband and I great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Charlotte Rouse. We were in the market to sell our home in Woodlawn, which we occupied for approximately 30 years. We interviewed several real estate agents and were quite disenchanted and disillusioned with their presentations and observations of our home. Charlotte was recommended to us from several, very pleased clients. Once she walked into our home we knew we hit the jackpot! Her professionalism and knowledge of the market were superb. She immediately went into action mode. Charlotte gave us several recommendations that would enhance the showing of our home. Within a week, Charlotte had a professional photographer photograph our home and property. Two days later she put together a booklet with numerous photos of our property and were distributed to agents and their clients. In addition, she posted the pictures on additional websites besides MLS. Our listing went live on a Friday morning, we had 2 potential buyers on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday and a contract in writing on Monday. Keep in mind it was December when all this took place – probable not a great time to sell a home. We were not expecting to sell our home in 3 days – we had high hopes to have it sold by the spring. Charlotte assisted us through the price negotiations, home inspection, home appraisal and closing. Anytime we had a question she was a phone call away. Her vibrate personality, professionalism, real estate expertise, and work ethic are exceptional. She will always represent our family in any and all real estate transactions.

Togie and Wendy Payne, Fredericksburg, VA
Togie and Wendy Payne, Fredericksburg, VA

This is a letter of recommendation for Charlotte Rouse, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Elite . We listed our home with Charlotte In late summer 2014. She advised us how to stage our home for maximum appeal and what upgrades to make to increase the value of our home. She helped us price our home to sell. Wonderful interior and exterior color photographs were taken of our home and were incorporated into a nine page letter sized prospectus that contained detailed information about our home for a prospective buyer. Our home sold very quickly, for more than the asking price. We attribute this to Charlotte’s expertise and her knowledge of the local real estate market. She helped negotiate the best contract for us. Charlotte is very friendly, personable, and dedicated to her profession. She always did what she said she was going to do and followed up promptly. We are having Charlotte assist us in purchasing our next home. We own two other properties that we plan to list with Charlotte. We would recommend Charlotte as a realtor to anyone who wants to get a maximum price for their home in a reasonable period of time. –

-Togie and Wendy Payne, Fredericksburg, VA
-Togie and Wendy Payne, Fredericksburg, VA

Charlotte did such a wonderful job for us, she held our hands through the entire process. She is patient, kind, warm, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to everyone.

Gerry & Martha Daltan, Retired Judge
Gerry & Martha Daltan, Retired Judge

Our experience with Charlotte Rouse was more than excellent. We were moving from Pittsburgh with no prior knowledge of the Fredericksburg/Stafford area. We had to house hunt with two little ones in tow so it was not easy. She helped us narrow down our search to family friendly communities. We spent two full weekends with Charlotte and she treated us and our children like family. And when our first offer fell through, she was there to reassure us and in no time we found the perfect house for our family.
I would recommend Charlotte to anyone in a heartbeat. She is very professional and a joy to spend time with in such a stressful time.

-John Berardino, Senior Vice President, Griffin Capital Funding
-John Berardino, Senior Vice President, Griffin Capital Funding

It is my pleasure to recommend Charlotte Rouse as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home in any given situation. My circumstances were such that my current lease was expiring and I was ready to be a home owner again. The decision to buy a home versus lease was made almost last minute so I knew I couldn’t expect much; was I wrong! The challenge was to find the perfect home and move in before the end of December. Obviously, this isn’t the ideal time because of the holiday season but I needed a larger home in the City of Fredericksburg and fast!
Charlotte had an initial meeting with me and took conscientious notes regarding my specific needs for a single family home and within my budgetary considerations. She is highly talented in the use of current technology and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find me a variety of homes for sale within my very specific needs. She did not waste my time with homes that were out of my price range or not in line with my needs.
Being a long time resident of the Fredericksburg/Stafford area, Charlotte was a master of the contract negotiations, recommending a lending professional, aligning the inspection process, setting up the closing agency, and providing ALL necessary connections to ensure a smooth change into my new home. There is nothing that escapes Charlotte’s attention when it comes to the end to end process of real estate.
Charlotte is a highly attentive agent, she returned all phone calls and emails the same day. I never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also highly personable with an engaging personality. I found Charlotte to be extremely honest about everything and her advice was particularly helpful. For example, after the closing and move-in, Charlotte periodically checks in with me to ensure everything is going smoothly and has provided several points of contact for changes or additions I’ve wanted. Clearly, Charlotte’s appreciation of her customer’s doesn’t end once the deal is done.
I’m very delighted to recommend Charlotte Rouse to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a home. Having bought and sold two previous homes in this area, she is unmistakably the best in the business in my opinion and if I ever need to move again she will be my first choice in real estate agents. If you want to discuss my experience in more detail please feel free to contact me at 540-219-4504 or by email at abinvaagain@yahoo.com.

-Rehab Abdin and Tarik Noureldeen, MD
-Rehab Abdin and Tarik Noureldeen, MD

Hi Charlotte,

Hope 2015 is going well for you. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I still love my home. You were a great agent and I’m still very thankful.

-Alan W. Brown, Fredericksburg, VA
-Alan W. Brown, Fredericksburg, VA

Charlotte did such a wonderful job for us, she held our hands through the entire process. She is patient, kind, warm, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to everyone.

Gerry & Martha Daltan, Retired Judge
Gerry & Martha Daltan, Retired Judge

I learned of Charlotte from watching her sell my mother’s neighbor’s home. We were amazed how quickly she sold the property. So when it came time to sell my house, I knew who to call. After contacting her office, Charlotte’s excellent sales team quickly set up a meeting for me. I met with Charlotte at my house and she did a thorough walk through and made suggestions for items that needed to be fixed and how to better stage my home for sale. I followed all of Charlotte’s suggestions. Once I was ready, Charlotte came out with a professional photographer and film crew to have my house featured on her as well as an extensive network of other real estate sites. My house sold three days after being listed, for more than my asking price, and that is with other houses on the street in similar shape and cost! I am thoroughly convinced it was Charlotte and her advice that made the difference. When it came down to negotiations and the little details for selling a home, Charlotte gave expert advice and always responded to my questions in a very timely matter. If you need to buy or sale a house, Charlotte Rouse should be your first stop.
When we started the process of looking for a new home we contacted Charlotte Rouse. She was very friendly and thorough in determining what we were looking for in a new home. At our first meeting she was able to provide us a list of available homes and give us much needed advice on locating a finance company. She was very patient with my husband and my many emails and calls and was always up for a showing. We were quickly able to find a beautiful home in which we are very happy and the entire process was seamless. We are now listing our previous home and another property and again we are trusting it all to Charlotte and her team. We couldn’t ask for a better, more knowledgeable, more attentive agent than her. I would recommend Charlotte in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!

-Alan W. Brown, Fredericksburg, VA
-Alan W. Brown, Fredericksburg, VA

After I decided to sell my property in Fredericksburg, I began to wonder who to choose for the realtor. When asking around, someone told me about Charlotte Rouse, “She’s a real go-getter.” How true that statement proved to be! Charlotte was diligent in getting the property info “out there”, and she was always available whether by phone, email or in person. I was kept fully abreast of all activity with my questions and concerns being addressed promptly. In less than a month’s time, we had a signed contract for the full asking price! I would highly recommend Charlotte Rouse of Coldwell Banker elite to anyone looking for an outstanding Realtor.

-Daniel and Hannah McDonald, Geico
-Daniel and Hannah McDonald, Geico

I have been searching for a place to buy that suited my specifications for quite a while. I had been working with different agents. Then one day, I luckily found Charlotte Rouse who has a great professional background in the real estate business. She helped me a great deal with a responsible and friendly attitude, returning my calls or promptly responding to my e-mails. She negotiated and worked for the interest of the buyer (me) who she represented, and displayed a fair approach for the seller as well. She guided me through the purchasing process and closed the sale smoothly.

-Ray T. Herron, Montross, VA
-Ray T. Herron, Montross, VA

Charlotte Rouse is the best realtor in the Fredericksburg area and one of the very best in Virginia. Of particular note is her unique ability to sell high-end homes by targeting professionals who are the most likely buyers. As such, she was able to effectively market my home in a depressed market and sell it for the asking price in a short period of time. Charlotte is a consummate professional and a joy to work with. I give her my highest recommendation.

-Ferhan Mercan
-Ferhan Mercan

Moving a family long distance isn’t easy – you often have only a few days to find the right sized home in a nice neighborhood with good schools in a town you don’t know much about. Charlotte made the entire process seem easy, from using her intimate knowledge of the area to identify neighborhoods that were a good fit for our family to helping us find a contractor to make it “ours” when we moved in. We spent two full days looking at houses, which felt like spending time with a friend. She gave her personal opinion when we asked for it, and went above and beyond to make sure we were able to close on time. Now that we are settled into our new home and know the area better, it’s even more apparent how good Charlotte is at what she does. We are in the perfect home for us in an amazing location; people are constantly telling us how lucky we are to have found it. We couldn’t be happier with our Realtor!

-John Suttle, Senior Vice President, BAE Systems
-John Suttle, Senior Vice President, BAE Systems

A couple of months ago I became interested in a few homes in downtown Fredericksburg. Although I was happy in my house in Beauclaire Plantation I thought if the right house comes along why not express interest. I contacted Charlotte and the day the home was listed we did a walk through and signed a contract the following day. Simultaneously, Charlotte assisted with getting my current home ready to show. Once we obtained a settlement date for the downtown home, Charlotte listed my house and within 24 hours had several offers and accepted one. Moving is never fun and full of a little anxiety with inspections, appraisals, showings etc, but Charlotte made what could have been a difficult situation almost seamless, and for that I’m quite appreciative!
Even with experiencing a less than favorable economy it’s possible to sell and rent properties if you have the right Agent! As is the case with Charlotte Rouse! Over this past year, not only did Charlotte obtain the full asking price for our apartment building downtown, she took over and rented out commercial space that had been vacant in excess of two years, in seven weeks! If you’re looking to sell or rent commercial and or residential properties there’s no one better to assist you than Charlotte Rouse! Bob Hyland, co – owner of Bailey Bros real estate properties.

-Christina and Greg Mellors, VP Custom Relations, Wells Fargo Bank
-Christina and Greg Mellors, VP Custom Relations, Wells Fargo Bank

Charlotte was a wonderful asset in our home search. She knew what we were looking for and helped us find the perfect home. She also helped us sell our home and had it sold within 1 week of listing it. I highly recommend her to anyone in the Fredericksburg area.

-Bob Hyland – Bailey Bros. Real Estate Properties
-Bob Hyland – Bailey Bros. Real Estate Properties

Charlotte Rouse assisted us with the purchase of an investment property in the Fredericksburg Area. She was quick to understand our real estate objectives and to make recommendations for strategies to achieve them. Charlotte put a lot of time into trying to find exactly what we were looking for. Most significantly, she has a good eye for good value and identified properties with good investment potential. She was always accessible and answered all of our questions in an expedient manner. Her website and expertise with the internet enabled us to make many preliminary decisions online, rather than traveling throughout the area from property to property. The entire process moved quickly and ran smoothly because she was always prepared for each milestone. She is a hardworking and knowledgeable broker (with lots of patience)! Michelle and Stephen Starr Thought you would enjoy Steve’s comments (coming from a guy, of course): I like her because “she made me a lot of money” and “she’s fun to work with!

-Mary & Matt Aikens, Physicians (MD) Fredericksburg VA
-Mary & Matt Aikens, Physicians (MD) Fredericksburg VA

Working with Charlotte Rouse was a true pleasure. I’d love to claim that finding Charlotte was the product of genius-level research on my part, but really we were just very lucky that the first property that caught our eye happened to be her listing! As for the list of qualities you would want in a realtor, Charlotte ticks all the boxes. She is a credit to the Real Estate profession, bringing top-notch knowledge and professionalism, along with a winning personality. I’ve purchased two other homes prior to this, so I know it’s usually a frantic experience. Charlotte actually made what could have been a stressful process a fun experience. In addition, she employs the latest technology in her business practices, which I always appreciate for making everything streamlined and efficient.

I know that Charlotte represents clients who have millions to spend on their new properties, but she knew up-front that we weren’t from this group. Nevertheless, she and her assistant Angie treated us as if we were. The two work together seamlessly to provide excellent response time on all questions or requests. Shortly after starting our new home search with Charlotte, I got a diagnosis of a life-threatening condition. Of course this meant that I couldn’t put all my focus on the details of our home search (reading between the lines—I’m a control freak), but I was comfortable in the knowledge that Charlotte always had our best interests at heart. She really took care of us like we were some of her closest friends and not simply clients.

-Michelle Starr, Director of Operations for Ellis Denning Construction
-Michelle Starr, Director of Operations for Ellis Denning Construction

CR recently handled two real estate transactions for me, a purchase of a new home and residential lease of my townhouse. She did an excellent job and I would highly recommend her. CR was very prepared, knowledgeable and professional. I could not have asked for a better person to assist me with these endeavors. She is simply the best.

-Brad Ellis – Fredericksburg City Councilman
-Brad Ellis – Fredericksburg City Councilman

Let me first begin by saying my wife and I were never ones to seek a great deal of assistance in a purchase of anything, we typically did our own research and pre-footwork. Dealing with several realtors in the past we never felt truly satisfied with the result. Now that we have finished the purchase of our home I can say that without Charlotte Rouse we would not of, one, found our dream home and two, would have spent a great deal more time and money. Not to mention dealing with the stress of riding the emotional roller coaster during the entire real estate purchasing experience if not guided by someone with the confidence, the knowledge and know how needed to help you get through the process. One thing people forget is that you are entering into, most times, a long-term relationship with a person you are trusting to help you choose your home, Charlotte is that person. Charlotte took the time to get to know us and listen to our needs and wants and was able to assists us in looking at a variety of properties in our yearlong trek. With us every step of the way, her ability to ask the right questions and provide us with constant feedback and follow up was priceless in ultimately making the right decision and getting the best deal for our family. We HIGHLY recommend Charlotte Rouse!

-Thomas Lyles, Teacher, Alexandria/DC
-Thomas Lyles, Teacher, Alexandria/DC

Charlotte Rouse represented my wife and I in our search for a home in Fredericksburg and she was by far the most responsive, knowledgeable and effective realtor we encountered. Her knowledge of the area and helpfulness were exceptional and resulted in our finding a perfect home for our needs and budget. I first contacted her blind from overseas, along with several other realtors. Charlotte quickly took an active interest in our specific needs, even though we had never met, were not recommended to her, and were seven time zones away in Istanbul, Turkey. She asked us the right questions and set up searches to meet our needs. While we were out of the country, she kept in contact with us. When we arranged to come to Fredericksburg from overseas, she was there exactly as promised and completely prepared to help us find the right house for us. In fact we were able to secure a contract in just 24 hours. During the all-important inspection period, Charlotte was super in representing OUR interests, not just trying to conclude a contract. Previously I had bought and sold six homes with six different realtors in three states – Charlotte stood apart from all of them, and did it with a positive attitude that alleviated our worries, solved any hang-ups, and made the whole experience a pleasant one. Charlotte’s thoughtfulness and responsiveness continued after the sale, helping us get acquainted with the area and facilitating the process even after our move. And she does it with a genuine attitude that is invaluable. She is a real gem and we strongly recommend her to help anyone who needs a realtor to help them buy or sell a home.

-Katie & Victor Dejesus, Geico
-Katie & Victor Dejesus, Geico

Charlotte’s expertise in real estate and personable demeanor ensured the purchase and build experience of our new home was indeed an enjoyable one. Charlotte, thought of things I’d never think to ask of my builder and in the end we have a home we can truly enjoy. Thank you Charlotte!

-Chris & Crystal Crouse, Vice President of Information Systems, US Navy
-Chris & Crystal Crouse, Vice President of Information Systems, US Navy

I have a stack of her cards, I do tell people to give her a call :). I think she’s great and dealing with buying and selling is stressful and she really helps you stay calm 😉

-Loli Palme Ibarra, Fredericksburg VA
-Loli Palme Ibarra, Fredericksburg VA

The mortgage company made the entire process very challenging but Charlotte went above and beyond by becoming a liaison and expediting the move for us. We moved from New York and were not too familiar with the area. However, once again, Charlotte exceeded expectations by following up with us after the move and making sure we knew where all the points of interests were located. If anyone was ever in need of a Real Estate Agent who is a strong advocate for the buyer with a personal touch we would not hesitate to recommend her!

-Charles Payne, Hirschler Fleischer, Attorney at Law
-Charles Payne, Hirschler Fleischer, Attorney at Law

Ann and I want to thank you for everything you did to assist us in the sale of our Maury condo. Your efforts and professionalism made the process go smoothly. You were recommended to us by friends who you helped and who spoke very highly of your abilities as a realtor. We, in turn, will wholeheartedly recommend you to any of our friends.

-Julia Saville, ER Nurse
-Julia Saville, ER Nurse

Charlotte Rouse is a dynamic young realtor, with a keen sense of business. She has provided us with excellent opportunities to invest in real estate. She is very computer savvy, and knows how to give exposure to the properties in her portfolio. It is a delight to go with her to look at properties, because she has all this fresh ideas on how to make the best out of them. Also, she has a lot of contacts, which makes things go smoothly in all directions. Once you do business with her, she keeps you in her radar, providing information, and helping in any way she can. Thank you Charlotte for all you have done.

-Richard and Umit Peres- Professors at Princeton University
-Richard and Umit Peres- Professors at Princeton University

There is one word for Charlotte and that is wonderful, her knowledge of this field is amazing. After I had moved in she helped me in so many ways, putting me in contact with trustworthy electricians, handyman in fact anything I needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone and have done so to my friends and work colleagues. Thank you Charlotte you are a gem.

-Michelle Porter, Fredericksburg, VA
-Michelle Porter, Fredericksburg, VA

Closing on my old home in a moment. Thank you Charlotte Falk Rouse for selling it so quickly and making it so easy! If anyone in the area needs a terrific agent, please consider her!

-Angela Tsai
-Angela Tsai