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Ernie is great. Ernie has provided me with great service for a couple of real estate purchases over the years. Most recently, he took me and my wife around to see a few dozen homes before we finally purchased one with Ernie’s help. Ernie is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and trustworthy.

Shawn R.

Through many years and several transactions, we have found Ernie to be responsive, dedicated, always prepared, and highly informed about the Richmond market. We recommend him without qualification.

David G.

Ernie made buying our first home enjoyable, despite the competitive market. He showed incredible patience by meeting with us for hours nearly every weekend morning for several months and never pressured us to make a decision or offer anything outside our comfort zone. He was always professional, knowledgeable about the many areas we considered (especially the near West End), and we genuinely enjoyed spending time with him. When we finally found the perfect home for us, he was able to act quickly and help us navigate the process with multiple bids on the table the first day the house hit the market. With his guidance, the seller accepted our offer within hours, we had a pain-free inspection and closing process, and we couldn’t be happier with our home. I will continue to recommend Ernie to any prospective buyers!

Corinne K.

Ernie was an absolute pleasure to work with during our house hunt and sale of our home. He was readily available to answer any questions and was our advocate throughout the buying and selling processes. I would highly recommend Mr. Dettbarn as he is knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to his clients.

Sarah B.

He is hands down the best agent in Richmond. His knowledge and style make buying/selling a home easy. He knows how to be firm but also gets both sides to come to an agreement. I would recommend him to anyone.

Charles W.

Ernie was amazing, so helpful, and knowledgeable both during the search process and the buying process. He was super patient, taking me all over the Fan on weekends until I found what I was looking for. All around great guy, will definitely use him when I move on to my next home! If you’re house hunting in Richmond, I recommend 100%.

Carey W.

Ernie has a great knowledge of the area and a very professional demeanor. I have used Ernie for several transactions (on the buyer and seller side) and have always felt I am his #1 priority. I would highly recommend Ernie to anyone who is looking for an experienced, professional realtor.

Brooks L.

Extremely knowledgeable and a great negotiator. Ernie will always look out for your best interests and is quick to respond when you have questions. I highly recommend Ernie Dettbarn.

Scott H.

Ernie was the best realtor that we have worked with (and we have worked with many). He assisted us with our relocation and purchase of a new home. He was extremely responsive to all of our needs and was patient throughout the house hunting process. When it came to negotiating, he provided very good advice to ensure we got the best deal. Without any reservation, we’d recommend working with Ernie as you will appreciate his professionalism and superior negotiating skills.

Chester V.

My wife and I could not have asked for better representation in our search for a new home than Ernie. We were not sure exactly what we were looking for and he patiently showed us many houses throughout the Richmond area over an extended period of time. We were admittedly both not in a hurry and indecisive… every realtor’s worst nightmare. Not once did Ernie pressure us. He kept us abreast of the market through his customized MLS searches and came to every showing prepared with extensive knowledge of both the neighborhood and the house itself. Ernie knows central Virginia like the back of his hand. When we found the perfect fit, he negotiated a great deal and walked us through the closing painlessly. In addition to being the epitome of integrity and professionalism, the guy is just fun to be around. He is incredibly witty with a great sense of humor. I always found myself looking forward to spending time with him at showings. I could not recommend anyone more highly.

James M.