"We completely trusted him"
"We had a great experience with Will. We were looking for a specific type of house in a specific location and he delivered on all accounts. He was patient and flexible and he understood when we had to cancel meetings at the last minute due to work commitments.
He is very familiar with the area as well as the local market trends. We completely trusted him when he gave advice on prices, offers, and negotiating techniques.
I would definitely recommend Will to anyone interested in purchasing a home in the Virginia Beach area."
Ken and Ashley Hockycko
Chick's Beach, Virginia Beach
"We trusted his judgment"
"Will was really easy to work with. He is very friendly and made the home buying process straight forward. We trusted his judgment, and in the end, we got the house we wanted in Bay Colony.
A benefit to his navy pilot background is he knows the flight paths and was able to explain that situation. Anyway, after the offer was accepted, Will handled everything for us remotely through the close.
The whole thing was streamlined and low stress."
Frank and Suzanne Mihlon
Bay Colony, Virginia Beach
"Extremely professional and competent"
"Had a great experience with Will. He clearly knows his professional ins and outs. Excellent service. He quickly sold our home in Virginia Beach, VA at a great price and way more than we expected, thanks to his listing recommendation.
I would highly recommend working with him to sell/buy property. Uses technology to complete the transactions making it very easy and convenient to get the paperwork done. From start to finish, he was extremely professional and competent; I would HIGHLY recommend Will Layton. I would use him again in a heartbeat"
James and Tracey Bradley
Courthouse Estates, Virginia Beach
"Will was accommodating in every respect."
"When my wife and I found out we were having our third child, we immediately realized there were about eight months to find a bigger home as we were already exploding from our current townhouse. We knew Will and his family prior to his real estate career and decided he would be great to work with in the search for our second house. This was not our first home purchase, but I still preferred to work with someone familiar.
Our family life is very busy and Will was accommodating in every respect. He has a streamlined system of tested individuals that he has worked with, but is willing to explore any option available. He kept us updated regularly through a heartbreaking Short Sale attempt and picked us right up when the deal didn’t materialize.
Will made all aspects of real estate fun. He genuinely enjoys house-hunting and was incredibly enthusiastic. One of the qualities I enjoyed most about this home buying experience was how Will would give us solid guidance along with his take on the accuracy of his own guidance. This made me feel I had a clear picture of every situation.
We hope to own our current house for many years. However, knowing we can hire Will again when the time comes removes an otherwise complicated stressor from our lives."
LT Vince and Marin Jakawich
Lagomar, Virginia Beach
"Thank you so much for all you did for us."
"Scott and I wanted to express our thanks to you for your guidance, advice, and no-nonsense and business-like approach to selling our house. We really feel that you used your knowledge and expertise to help us price and market our house well. Our house is the only one in our neighborhood that has sold!
Thank you so much for all you did for us. Let us know when you can make it to Fiji!!! We have a guest bedroom!"
CDR Scott and Kristin Sherard
Linkhorn Estates, Great Neck
"Will was prompt, courteous, and prepared."
"My wife and I used Will to sell our current home in Virginia Beach and to buy a new home in Norfolk. This was our third home buying experience in Hampton Roads and was by far the best! We first contacted Will after seeing his flyer in the mail. We gave will a call and set-up an interview. From the beginning, and ever since, he was prompt, courteous, and prepared.
Will definitely adheres to his Naval Officer values and instantly I knew that I could trust him, not just because he believed what he was saying but because he knew what he was talking about. Will is a professional and constantly educates himself on the local and national housing markets, fiscal news, and politics. He also has an understanding of home construction and renovation. Therefore, his recommendations are sound and carry weight. More than once during the process, I learned the hard way that I should have deferred to Will’s judgment.
Long story short… we purchased a home for far less than asking price and sold our house for full asking price. I have and will continue to recommend Will’s services to all my friends buying or selling real estate in Hampton Roads."
LCDR Matt and Laurie Wellman
"My first home selling experience was terrific with Will Layton as my agent!"
"Will was truly great in helping me sell my first home. Will’s name was given to me by two separate people I work with, both with glowing reviews. When I started looking around for an agent, I was surprised by the number of my co-workers who didn’t want to recommend who they had used.
As an single Active Duty Officer with orders out of state, and no desire to become a landlord from afar, and I was terrified that the market was still very soft and my home would take months to sell. One of my co-workers had been advised by his realtor to give “at least six months” for his house to be on the market before expecting any offers. There were condos in my neighborhood that had been on the market for over 3 months, and I had seen on particular unit that had gone through at least two different real estate agents and remained on the market for at least a six months or greater. It still hadn’t sold by the time I had closed on my home.
As I was out of town for the actual closing on the purchase of my home, I really was a “first time real estate” anything. Will took the time to answer all my questions, give me advice on where to look for hints in staging my home and explaining how the market value was established. I took his advice and really worked hard at getting the house ready to put on the market. Within the first week we had showings, and kept getting a really steady stream of buyers through the house. After just five weeks on the market, I accepted a very strong offer and we closed less than six weeks later. Will handled the inspections, the walk-throughs, and every little detail, so I could just focus on moving myself. Even the closing went really well and fairly quickly.
My first home selling experience was terrific with Will Layton as my agent. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who was looking not only to sell, but anyone who was in the market to purchase a home. If I find myself back in Virginia for a future tour, I would immediately call Will to help me find my new home.
LT Jennifer Johnson
Towne Square, Virginia Beach
"I needed someone I could trust"
"With several referrals I contacted Will. I needed to sell my house quickly and wanted to find the perfect home. He took care of every detail to sell my home while I was traveling. Once I returned Will and I spent months looking for the perfect home for me. While I grew impatient and wanted to buy something to move into, Will insisted that the perfect home existed and insisted I kept looking. Sure enough, two months later the perfect home came on the market and we both knew it was the house I was looking for.
Will took the time to know exactly what I was looking for, even when half the time I didn't know what I wanted. He steered me away from poor investments and talked me out of buying homes he could have sold me very early on. I couldn't have asked for a more professional and committed Realtor."
LCDR James Presler
Highland Perish, Virginia Beach
"Everything you were doing was in our best interest!"
"I cannot thank you enough for all of the help, guidance and efforts on your behalf to get us to the place we are right now! Every day we are grateful for our beautiful home, and the truth is that our quality of life has truly increased.
Every time I share the story of selling our house in 7 days people are quick to tell me how “lucky” I am. I just don’t believe it was “luck.” It wouldn’t have happened without you, Will, and I will always be so grateful. At every possible junction during the process I truly felt everything you were doing was in our best interest, something that is rare today, and a quality I certainly don’t take for granted.
I hope you will consider working with us again in the future – although we’re never moving again!”
Tony and Susan Moore
Christopher Farms, Virginia Beach
"Will sold our house in 1 WEEK!!"
"My husband and I put our house on the market and Will sold it in 1 WEEK!! In a market where houses are sitting for months, we were so lucky and fortunate that ours did not.
I feel wholeheartedly that it is because of Will. He took us through every step and answered all our questions, even the silly ones. Being a military wife, my husband travels frequently, and Will was there for me during all the showings and when we received our offer!
I firmly believe that we would not have the luck we did if Will had not been our agent.”
LT Bill Frank
Foxfire, Virginia Beach
"Will Layton was professional, friendly and caring."
"We were faced with a challenging move and not sure how to begin shopping for a new house. My husband’s job was relocating from Hawaii to Virginia, so we began looking on the internet for resources. We came across Will Layton and he contacted my husband. They chatted for a couple of months before the move and Will showed us potential properties to get a feel for what we were attracted to.
Once in Virginia the hunt began in earnest! Will met us at the hotel, picked us up and off we went. The adventure of finding a house had begun. Will must have showed us 50-60 houses in the space of about 2 weeks. What we thought we wanted… we were so very wrong and Will very kindly assisted and guided us to find the house we are now in.
Will worked professionally with the representative of the home we bought and got each and every question answered for us.
Will Layton was nothing but professional, friendly and caring. He really wanted to find us the right house, and he did.
We thank you, Will, for finding us a house that we have been able to make into our home."
Wayne and Jarrelyn
Virginia Beach, Virginia
"His dedication and support were priceless..."
"Will and Dacia were fantastic. Selling a home can be a very stressful experience, especially in the weak housing market that we faced. However, the Laytons helped turn our difficult situation around with ease.
From our very first meeting, we knew we could depend on Will for honest, carefully thought through advice based on sound facts and thorough research. Together, we picked a selling price and strategy that would meet our needs and find a buyer quickly. The plan worked great and our home closed within two months of listing! During that timeframe, Will and Dacia were always available to field our questions and took care of every detail that we could not attend to since we had already relocated.
Without a moment’s hesitation, we would recommend Will Layton to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. His dedication and support were priceless and far exceeded our expectations.”
Jeff and Jennie Hart
Heritage Park, Virginia Beach
Professionalism, experience and commitment...
"As first time home buyers, we were at how to begin our search for a new home in a city we had never been to before. Not only were we naive to the home buying process, we were brand new to the Norfolk area and needed guidance on what neighborhood would be right for us.
Will listened to our needs and desires for our first home and sent us several listings to look through while we were still living in San Diego. From those listings we were able to narrow down our neighborhood choice and choose which properties we definitely wanted to see. When we flew out to Norfolk on House Hunting Leave for 4 days and managed to see each listing (some more than once), make an offer and have it accepted, all within our short trip.
As first time home buyers living 3,000 miles away, the entire process could not have been easier; we know that this was entirely due to Will's professionalism, experience and commitment to helping us find the right place!”
LTJG Mark Olson, USN
1LT Natalie Olson, USA
East Ocean View, Norfolk
"His experience was invaluable..."
"I started my house hunt with an email to Will Layton after interviewing several other realtors. His knowledge and patience were immediately impressive and he worked hard to understand exactly what my wife and I were looking for in our first home purchase. When my wife and I got to town, Will had translated our emails and phone conversations into a variety of properties that met all our expectations.
His knowledge of the Virginia Beach area was impressive and he answered all our questions as we narrowed down our search. As we made our offer, his experience was invaluable and he took all the mystery and stress out of the entire closing process.
His advice and recommendations were always right on the mark and I couldn't be more impressed with the service we received. Will get absolute top marks in my book and I’ll be using his services again when we need a realtor again!”
CDR Matt and Kelley Paradise
Princess Anne Woods, Virginia Beach
Will Layton – Fantastic!
"My wife and I had just gotten married and we really needed to sell one of our houses. We knew that the housing market had become very challenging and we were struggling to decide who to list our house with in these difficult conditions.
When we heard that Will Layton had sold our pastor’s house in 4 days we decided to see what he could do for us. We are so glad that we did. From the beginning Will’s knowledge of the market and the selling process along with his positive attitude was a confidence builder. His, and Dacia’s, expert advice pertaining to pricing, marketing and staging along with the great photo’s/video that Will took of the house proved to be very effective.
Within 3 weeks we had an offer on the house that we were very happy to accept.
After the contract was signed Will and Dacia worked very hard to help us resolve the issues that seem to inevitably come up when you sell a house. They even offered to (and did!) meet contractors at the house when our long planned family reunion meant we had to be out of town during those last few critical days before the close.
After this wonderful experience we will certainly list the next house we sell with Will Layton.”
David and Paula Borchert
Indian Lakes, Virginia Beach
I trust his judgment implicitly.
"Will's team is absolutely amazing. Their calm and professional nature helped us through a stressful period of selling our home in a difficult market period.
We appreciated their clear and concise explanations and the space they gave us to ask questions and make decisions. Their advice was right on the mark 100% of the time. Their unassuming confidence put us at ease and helped us negotiate one of the biggest decisions in our lives.
I look forward to working with them in the future and trust their judgment implicitly. They are more than our realtors. They are family friends. ”
CDR Max and Carile McCoy
Christopher Farms, Virginia Beach
After four days on the market... we received an offer.
"While I was gone on deployment, my wife interviewed several real estate agents to sell our home in Virginia Beach. All were very professional, but she said one agent really impressed her. She felt very comfortable with Will, and he put her at ease with all of her questions about getting ready to sell our house in a down market alone while I was on deployment.
After going over the CMA for our area and looking at recent trends, we decided on a date. Will did a fantastic job putting together a virtual tour of our home that showcased all the features that we thought would be attractive to any future buyers.
After putting our house on the market on a Wednesday, we were getting ready to spend the next several weeks and months wondering and hoping someone would be interested in our house. But after four days on the market and having had several interested people look at the house, we received an offer that matched what we were asking. The process that we thought was going to be long and drawn out, was simple and straightforward.
Will ensured everything went smoothly from the first meeting to the final closing. We have already recommended him to several friends and will definitely use him if we come back to Hampton Roads. Thanks Will!”
LT Jim and Meghan Maher
Red Mill Village, Virginia Beach
We will definitely ask Will to sell our house for us when the time comes.
"We *thought* we knew what we wanted when we moved to Norfolk: a new condo on the water and no lawn to cut. We ended up buying a family home in Larchmont, with a great yard professionally landscaped!
We really didn't know what was most important to us in buying a home until we talked to Will. Part marriage counselor and part investigatory journalist, Will probed our psyches to help us figure out what my husband and I could live with and live without and then helped us find middle ground between us. I don't know about you, but my husband and I did not agree on everything while looking for a house. I really have to thank Will for keeping my husband and I happy with each other and not just the house we ended up buying!
Any questions we had, Will was happy to answer, and in full. Any doubts we had, he got to the bottom of and cleared up. One of the best parts of working with Will was the reassurance that when the time comes to sell again (2-3 years from now when this tour is over), we will be able to. Based on his knowledge of the Hampton Roads market and his knowledge of building construction and renovation, he advised us on which houses would be a good choice to renovate and which ones were money pits.
We will definitely ask Will to sell our house for us when the time comes."
LT Collin and Amber Kightlinger
Will sold our home in 4 days!
"We were extremely pleased with Will Layton’s professional expertise. We needed to sell our house in a short amount of time and it was a buyer’s market. Will sold our house in 4 days! I would highly recommend him if you are looking to sell your home. You will not be disappointed."
Terry and Kristy Rollen
Buckner Farm, Virginia Beach
"He quickly impressed us with his knowledge and professionalism."
"My wife and I were not initially planning to use a realtor to buy our home. We had spoken to a few and no one seemed to really listen to what we wanted. They seemed to be more interested in just selling us something.
But when we met Will while visiting one of his listings, he quickly impressed us with his knowledge and professionalism. We decided to look around a bit with him at some of his home ideas for us. Even before deciding to work with him, he had listened to our desires and reactions and was able to find plenty of homes that were right what we were looking for.
Upon deciding on a house, he made life very easy for us in the closing process. We definitely couldn't have gotten the quality and value in a house and done it so easily ease without him."
LT Jon Brenner, USN
CAPT Heather Beatty, USAF
Towne Square, Virginia Beach
"We have already recommended Will Layton to a few people we know ..."
"After interviewing several real estate agents, we selected Will Layton to list our house in a down market. He knew the neighborhood and his CMA and estimate of our house's value was right where we expected it to be but we all agreed that our home had some unique qualities that would attract potential buyers.
We listed well above the comps in our neighborhood and had multiple - very good - offers and we accepted a full price contract on our 1958 ranch home after only three days on the market. The virtual tour that Will posted was the best that we had ever seen and many of our good friends and neighbors agreed. His web site generated considerable interest in our home and we are certain that it created a competitive climate that resulted in the full price offer.
We were also impressed with his overall demeanor and presentation style. He does his job while putting people at ease. He was also very responsive to all emails and phone calls. We would highly recommend Will Layton to anyone looking to buy or sell in Hampton Roads."
CDR Jeff Williams
Thoroughgood, Virginia Beach
"Will Layton has our highest recommendation..."
"We just wanted to take a minute and rave about our real estate agent, Will Layton.
Will eased the typically aggravating process of selling/buying and made it virtually seamless. He was always ten steps ahead, as a simple request would already have been taken care of without even a need to ask. Will relieved every worry and managed to take the guesswork out of each step towards closing. He is assertive and trustworthy and we never once doubted his judgement.
Will Layton's photography/virtual tour and marketing were phenomenal, as we sold our house (with multiple offers) three days after listing it (January 2008)!
Will's client service couldn't be any better; he always made us feel like we were his top priority. We were confident he was truly working for us and invested in our situation.
Will Layton has our highest recommendation and we wouldn't think twice to use him as our agent again in the future...though there shouldn't be a need, as he helped us get our 'perfect' home!"
LCDR Steve Djunaedi
Sold in Buckner Farm, Virginia Beach
Bought in Rollingwood, Virginia Beach
We had several offers within 10 days..
"I had my house listed with another agent for 10 months with no offers. After listing with Will Layton, we had several offers within 10 days and the house closed within 2 months of listing during the holiday season."
LCDR Steven Higuera
Princess Anne Quarter, Virginia Beach
Will Layton comes highly recommended...
"We knew we wanted an older home in an established neighborhood, but were new to the area and didn’t know where to start. On the first day of looking with Will Layton, we found the perfect place to live. He encouraged us to make an offer based on market value, rather than the list price. We closed on our new home for $195,000 less than the original asking price. Will guided us through the entire real estate process and actually made the buying process easy. We even shared a lot of laughs together along the way.
Will Layton comes highly recommended."
LCDR Scott Seeder
Bay Colony, Virginia Beach
I have and will continue to highly recommend Will Layton
"Moving in itself is a daunting task, but moving across the country to a city you’ve never visited and wanting to find the perfect house is nearly impossible. But Will Layton found us just that—the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood.
As a first time home buyer, I was overwhelmed by the whole experience. I called Will Layton to guide me in the direction where I wanted to be. His vast knowledge of the different communities, schools, and real estate market made this experience a very easy, pleasurable one for me and my family. Within a few days of our first phone call, he had already sent me pictures of houses that were exactly what I was looking for. I could get a hold of him whenever I needed to. And when I contacted him multiple times throughout the day, he always returned my calls and emails promptly and he was always extremely helpful and pleasant. Will Layton was with us every step of the way answering all my questions, and I had a lot! He exceeded all my expectations!
I have and will continue to highly recommend Will Layton to anyone wanting to purchase a house. His knowledge, professionalism, and energy is unsurpassed."
LT Sam Gray
Red Mill Farm, Virginia Beach
My fiance suggested that I contact Will Layton, and it was the best decision that I ever made.
"Like many people, I had the daunting task of planning a wedding, a honeymoon, and fixing my house in order to sell all at the same time. Unfortunately, it came down to about to about three weeks before my wedding, and I still hadn't even finished rehabbing my house, let alone found a real estate agent to list it. I was resigned to the realization that my soon-to-be husband and I would be carrying two mortgages for quite a while, given the real estate market.
My fiance suggested that I contact Will Layton, and it was the best decision that I ever made. We were eventually able to finish and list the house the day before our wedding. As Will was putting the "For Sale" sign up in front of my house he joked that by the time we got back from our honeymoon, I would have an offer on my house. I smiled, realizing that Will was just trying to make me feel better, but with houses taking six months to sell, I didn't see that dream becoming a reality. True to his word, we had an offer for $5000 over asking priced faxed to us on our honeymoon!
The next time that we use Will Layton to sell our home, I will not laugh when he says that he will sell it in one week or less!"
CDR Rob Mathewson
Pine Ridge, Virginia Beach