Testimonials

See what clients have said about working with Michael.

Buyer

My experience with Michael Rankin and his team could not have gone better. I connected with Michael at the beginning of my homeowner search process (as a first time buyer) and felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. Michael not only laid out the Washington DC real estate market from a data/analytics standpoint, but also shared his honest opinion on the various neighborhoods, development trends and individual houses at all times. I began the search looking from Logan Circle through Georgetown, a wide net in a highly competi...

My experience with Michael Rankin and his team could not have gone better. I connected with Michael at the beginning of my homeowner search process (as a first time buyer) and felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. Michael not only laid out the Washington DC real estate market from a data/analytics standpoint, but also shared his honest opinion on the various neighborhoods, development trends and individual houses at all times. I began the search looking from Logan Circle through Georgetown, a wide net in a highly competitive market. Almost every property he sent was pre-market, which gave me a great advantage over any competition and allowed me to thoroughly review each option before the masses had a view. More importantly though, Michael’s experience and prospective made my fiance and me comfortable with the investment, and his demeanor kept us both calm throughout the anxious first time experience. Our best interests were always at the forefront of Michael’s mind and there was never a moment that he was unavailable or did not get back to me in a very timely manner. Additionally, Michael genuinely cares about his clients, which carries through in everything he does and is greatly appreciated, especially when making such a significant investment. I highly recommend Michael to anyone and look forward to our next project!

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Buyer and Seller

We retained Michael in a heavily-contested chapter 11 proceeding for the dual purposes of marketing and maximizing the sale price for certain Georgetown residential real estate, as well as serving as an expert witness to guide the court on the appropriate process for marketing the asset, and defending the results of the process. Michael developed and presented a cogent marketing strategy, which the judge, over objections by the owner, agreed to follow. Michael then flawlessly executed on a multi-step competitive process, ensuring that ...

We retained Michael in a heavily-contested chapter 11 proceeding for the dual purposes of marketing and maximizing the sale price for certain Georgetown residential real estate, as well as serving as an expert witness to guide the court on the appropriate process for marketing the asset, and defending the results of the process. Michael developed and presented a cogent marketing strategy, which the judge, over objections by the owner, agreed to follow. Michael then flawlessly executed on a multi-step competitive process, ensuring that the highest price was paid for the residence. When the purchase price was challenged in court, Michael was re-qualified as an expert, and provided unflappable testimony that was accepted in full by the court; thus, enabling the transaction to immediately close. Throughout the engagement, Michael always responded promptly to my communications, and consistently demonstrated his word-class real estate and expert witness capabilities. Based on my experience with and knowledge of Michael, I have repeatedly referred others to him, and look forward to future engagements with him.

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Buyer and Seller

There is no one more professional, knowledgeable, or enjoyable to work with than Michael Rankin. He has a masterful command of real estate in Washington, D.C. and is unfazed by the fierce competition that often accompanies buying or selling one of the area's top properties both of which are crucial assets when working with him. Michael has an acute understanding of the many nuances of the real estate market and gives excellent, well-considered, balanced advice. His is the long view and, like many who have risen to the top of their fiel...

There is no one more professional, knowledgeable, or enjoyable to work with than Michael Rankin. He has a masterful command of real estate in Washington, D.C. and is unfazed by the fierce competition that often accompanies buying or selling one of the area's top properties both of which are crucial assets when working with him. Michael has an acute understanding of the many nuances of the real estate market and gives excellent, well-considered, balanced advice. His is the long view and, like many who have risen to the top of their fields, he appreciates that his clients deserve his consistent attention from start to finish, no matter how long the sale or purchase may take! He is discreet, trustworthy, and unfailingly honest. You simply can not do better than to buy or sell your home with Michael.

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Seller

We are more than delighted to unequivocally recommend Michael. He has assisted us with both buying and selling and with each we felt as if we did not have to lift a finger or even ask questions as everything was magically done from preparing the house, signing the contract, showings, negotiating the contract and all the way through settlement and seamlessly presented as a fait accompli. When we did have a question, Michael was instantly on hand with keen insight, great knowledge and rare expertise and experience to share. If you couldn...

We are more than delighted to unequivocally recommend Michael. He has assisted us with both buying and selling and with each we felt as if we did not have to lift a finger or even ask questions as everything was magically done from preparing the house, signing the contract, showings, negotiating the contract and all the way through settlement and seamlessly presented as a fait accompli. When we did have a question, Michael was instantly on hand with keen insight, great knowledge and rare expertise and experience to share. If you couldn't get to us right away one of his wonderful and professional team was there to help. I would be remiss in forgetting to mention that Michael is the utmost professional in every which way and also an absolute pleasure to be with. For us, there are no others.

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Buyer and Seller

I have worked with Michael Rankin for 15 years. He is the perfect partner to work with when buying or selling high-end real estate. He has an extremely good overall sense of the market and he really understands what contributes to value. He recognizes it when it exists in a property and sees when something is needed to add it. He is also extremely invested in his community, at many levels. This speaks to his innate values and this is evident in any property transaction: he is the model of discretion when one needs a trusted partner. As...

I have worked with Michael Rankin for 15 years. He is the perfect partner to work with when buying or selling high-end real estate. He has an extremely good overall sense of the market and he really understands what contributes to value. He recognizes it when it exists in a property and sees when something is needed to add it. He is also extremely invested in his community, at many levels. This speaks to his innate values and this is evident in any property transaction: he is the model of discretion when one needs a trusted partner. As a high-end residential architect, I see many houses being bought and sold and thrilled when Michael is involved, I know things will go well and the client is well-represented at all times. I could not recommend him more highly.

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Seller

Michael Rankin is hands down the best real estate agent in D.C.. He's done a spectacular job as both a buyer and seller's agent for us over the years. He has a keen architectural eye, knows neighborhood trends, sets very real and smart expectations when it comes to prices and listing dates, and has an amazing personality. He is incredibly responsive and always willing to listen to your ideas and expectations. He sold a house for us in Georgetown in 13 days and got record price. He turned around and found us an amazing townhouse and neg...

Michael Rankin is hands down the best real estate agent in D.C.. He's done a spectacular job as both a buyer and seller's agent for us over the years. He has a keen architectural eye, knows neighborhood trends, sets very real and smart expectations when it comes to prices and listing dates, and has an amazing personality. He is incredibly responsive and always willing to listen to your ideas and expectations. He sold a house for us in Georgetown in 13 days and got record price. He turned around and found us an amazing townhouse and negotiated a great deal. He's helped us purchase a commercial property and ultimately purchase and renovate a family home. He sets the bar high and is a true professional in every sense of the word. We could not recommend him more.

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Buyer and Seller

Michael Rankin is the consummate real estate professional. He outperformed our expectations for both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new one. His market knowledge and reassuring presence were invaluable as we navigated a highly competitive housing market. With Michael’s guidance we were able to acquire our current home despite an accelerated process that included multiple competing offers. As a seller, Michael generated outstanding tour traffic through multiple open houses. Michael and his team were highly response to our ma...

Michael Rankin is the consummate real estate professional. He outperformed our expectations for both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new one. His market knowledge and reassuring presence were invaluable as we navigated a highly competitive housing market. With Michael’s guidance we were able to acquire our current home despite an accelerated process that included multiple competing offers. As a seller, Michael generated outstanding tour traffic through multiple open houses. Michael and his team were highly response to our many questions and requests and we were always treated as a priority. Michael is patient, trustworthy and skilled and we recommend his talents wholeheartedly.

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Buyer and Seller

I have had the great pleasure of working side by side with Michael Rankin for over 30 years. We have closed countless transactions together. He is the consummate professional, with the perfect mix of real estate transaction experience and keen understanding of the legal and practical implications of each important decision to be made from the beginning of the transaction to getting it across the finish line. He always has his finger on the pulse of the market and special insight into each transaction that only years of experience and c...

I have had the great pleasure of working side by side with Michael Rankin for over 30 years. We have closed countless transactions together. He is the consummate professional, with the perfect mix of real estate transaction experience and keen understanding of the legal and practical implications of each important decision to be made from the beginning of the transaction to getting it across the finish line. He always has his finger on the pulse of the market and special insight into each transaction that only years of experience and commitment to excellence can create. Being so highly regarded in the marketplace truly enhances the benefit of his representation of clients.

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Seller

Michael was truly professional. We interviewed many real estates and chose Michael based on his presentation, knowledge of the area and proven track record for selling properties. Michael's suggested listing price was the highest of all the agents. He guided us through preparing the house and advertised, conducted open houses and advised us on bids as they were received. The house was sold within the time frame we anticipated and the price was just slightly under our listing price. He and his team handled every detail and the transacti...

Michael was truly professional. We interviewed many real estates and chose Michael based on his presentation, knowledge of the area and proven track record for selling properties. Michael's suggested listing price was the highest of all the agents. He guided us through preparing the house and advertised, conducted open houses and advised us on bids as they were received. The house was sold within the time frame we anticipated and the price was just slightly under our listing price. He and his team handled every detail and the transaction closed on time with no problems. We highly recommend Michael and were extremely happy with the entire process.

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Buyer and Seller

I have known Michael for decades and have used him in 3 separate transactions. One was particularly difficult by both his and my admission. Michael worked all of July 4th weekend to get this deal over the finish line. It was an exhausting and frustrating process but his unrelenting attention to detail got it done. I have also referred Michael to younger colleagues. Notwithstanding his stature in Washington as one of the leading brokers, he treated them with the same degree of respect and courtesy. This young couple felt so lucky to hav...

I have known Michael for decades and have used him in 3 separate transactions. One was particularly difficult by both his and my admission. Michael worked all of July 4th weekend to get this deal over the finish line. It was an exhausting and frustrating process but his unrelenting attention to detail got it done. I have also referred Michael to younger colleagues. Notwithstanding his stature in Washington as one of the leading brokers, he treated them with the same degree of respect and courtesy. This young couple felt so lucky to have the "A" team on their side. I am sure that, like me, they will be clients for life.

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Seller

We were privileged to be represented by Mr. Rankin which involved the concurrent sale of our home and the purchase of another. He orchestrated the somewhat complicated deal with extraordinary efficiency. We have purchased and sold numerous homes on several continents over the past decades, so we have considerable experience with real estate brokers and transactions. Mr. Rankin is, without question, the finest broker with whom we have ever worked. He is very knowledgeable, well prepared, energetic, and kind. We recommend him publicly an...

We were privileged to be represented by Mr. Rankin which involved the concurrent sale of our home and the purchase of another. He orchestrated the somewhat complicated deal with extraordinary efficiency. We have purchased and sold numerous homes on several continents over the past decades, so we have considerable experience with real estate brokers and transactions. Mr. Rankin is, without question, the finest broker with whom we have ever worked. He is very knowledgeable, well prepared, energetic, and kind. We recommend him publicly and privately with utmost enthusiasm.

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Seller

"My husband and I recently sold our house in Capitol Hill. After interviewing three brokers we decided to select Michael. He gave a professional presentation and we liked his strategy for pricing. Michael and his team got to work quickly putting together marketing materials and holding open houses. The property sold within 3 weeks at full asking price! He did a great job negotiating the contract and assisting through closing. We definitely recommend Michael for buying or selling your home!"

Buyer and Seller

"Michael is a consummate professional and one of the most knowledgeable and best connected realtors in the region. He is very responsive and an absolute pleasure to deal with in every way. His advice and judgment were always right on and a huge advantage. His deep experience also means he can provide great recommendations for any contractors or service providers you need. I couldn't recommend him more highly.""

Seller

"He is hands down the best real estate agent in D.C. His amazing personality is accompanied by his keen architectural eye, his knowledge on neighborhood trends, and his incredible responsiveness. He sold our house in 13 days for a record price, and then found us an amazing house and negotiated a great deal. Michael Rankin sets the bar high. We could not recommend him more."

Seller

"Michael is terrific. I interacted with him as a buyer and then hired him as a seller, after interviewing several agents. He has tremendous knowledge and experience with the Georgetown market. He was consistently thoughtful and forthright in his assessments - no 'puffery' - and I"m not sure how one could be more responsive. And he's a super nice guy to boot."

Seller

"Michael listed and sold our home in Georgetown. He was wonderful to work with throughout the process. He is very knowledgeable and straightforward in his approach. He was always available when we had questions. His support staff is first rate and handled any problems calmly and efficiently. We would highly recommend him for any real estate transaction."

Buyer and Seller

"We felt as though we didn’t have to lift a finger in the entire process—a rarity when buying or selling a home. Michael handled everything from preparing the house, showings, and negotiating the contract. When we did have a question, he had keen insight and was attentive and extremely professional. We unequivocally recommend Michael. "

Seller

"Michael was truly a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable and frank and has excellent resources to recommend regarding prepping your house to be its very best for sale. He and his colleagues were respectful, realistic and timely. He was also appropriately aggressive in his pursuit of getting the best sales price for our home."

Buyer

"My husband and I used Michael for our recent home purchase in Georgetown. The entire process couldn't have been smoother. Michael and his team where a pleasure to work with, always readily available and incredibly knowledgeable. I can highly recommend Michael and his team and look forward to using them again in the future."

Buyer

"Michael Rankin made my experience as a first-time buyer exceptional. His understanding of the D.C. market from an analytical standpoint combined with his honest opinion gave me all the confidence I needed in Michael’s ability. There was never a moment he was unavailable and his genuine care for us was greatly appreciated. "

Buyer and Seller

"Michael has a masterful command of real estate in Washington D.C. He is unfazed by fierce competition and his acute understanding of the nuances of the real estate market give you a huge advantage. He is discreet, trustworthy, and unfailingly honest. You simply cannot do better than to buy or sell your home with Michael."

Buyer and Seller

"Michael is the best real estate professional, among those on both sides of the table, with whom we've worked on the six houses we've bought and sold. He has exceptional communication and people skills and possesses outstanding expertise on all aspects of residential real estate transactions."

Buyer

"Michael outperformed our expectations. His reassuring presence was invaluable, and he helped us acquire our dream house even against multiple competing offers. Michael and his team treated even our many questions and requests with the highest priority—we recommend his talents wholeheartedly."

Seller

"Michael has a proven track record for selling properties—a monumental reason we hired him. Our house was sold within the time frame we anticipated, and he and his team handled every detail. The transaction closed on time with no problems. We were extremely happy with the entire process!"

Buyer

"We very much enjoyed working with Michael. He was effective in understanding exactly what we were looking for and doing whatever it took to meet our requirements - no matter how much work or time it entailed. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Michael in the future."

Buyer and Seller

"We were privileged to be represented by Mr. Rankin. Our experience with buying and selling houses was exceptional. Michael is, without question, the finest broker with whom we have ever worked. We recommend him -- publicly and privately -- with utmost enthusiasm."

Seller

"We interviewed three brokers and selected Michael due to his professionalism and pricing strategy. The property sold within 3 weeks at full asking price because of Michael’s negotiation skills. We definitely recommend Michael for buying or selling your home!"

Buyer and Seller

"Michael has been my preferred broker for decades and each transaction with him is handled with trust and expertise. He is well connected and extremely discrete. Anyone who works with Michael is incredibly lucky to have him on their side."

Seller

"My prior interaction with Michael led to an easy decision to hire him as our seller. He was consistent, forthright, and couldn’t have been more responsive. His tremendous knowledge and experience with the DC, MD and Va market is unmatched."

Buyer and Seller

"Michael is the most knowledgeable and well-connected realtors in the region. His responsiveness and experience coupled with his exceptional judgement was a huge advantage. I couldn’t recommend him more highly."

Buyer

"Michael Rankin knew exactly what we wanted and used his contacts to find our new house. He was skilled in every aspect of the sale. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Michael in the future."

Seller

"His ability and resourcefulness allowed for our house to be market-ready in a timely fashion. His team is unbelievably responsive and respectful. He was bullish on value and we achieved our price."

Buyer and Seller

"Michael and his team were a pleasure to work with, and were always readily accessible. The entire process couldn’t have been smoother. I highly recommend Michael and his team."

Buyer and Seller

"He was wonderful to work and is very knowledgeable and straightforward in his approach. His support staff is first rate and we would highly recommend him for any transaction."

Buyer

"Michael is a DC pro. With our purchase in Gtown, he pointed out unusual benefits, e.g. side gate on town home for trash. He got transaction compromise done first time."

Work With Michael

Best known for representing clients in the upper brackets, Mr. Rankin has consistently enjoyed the most significant sales in the region. Contact him today to start your home searching journey. A firm believer in the philosophy that the meaning of luxury is found in the experience of the process in all price ranges, Mr. Rankin has consistently represented clients in all segments of the residential market.