B-E-L-T: Bringing Expertise, Loyalty and Trust to real estate.
Gail Belt, a licensed Realtor® and Founding Partner of The Belt Team, has been helping clients buy and sell homes for over 40 years! A graduate of Loyola Marymount University in California, she was the first agent ever in her Board of Realtors in California to sell over $1,000,000 worth of homes (in 1967 when the average sales price was $17,000!) and is still #1 in her company today. As the Founding Partner of The Belt Team, Gail provides professional service combined with unique negotiating and marketing skills... skills that only come with experience. Gail and The Belt Team have ranked in the Top Twenty out of over 10,000 agents in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors for most of the past 25 years.
WHAT GAIL'S CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
“We worked with Gail to sell my parents’ home. What a positive experience! She was so wonderful to work with. Since this was my parents home, I wasn't as involved as they were and tried not to be too involved. However, when I did have questions, Gail was quick to respond with extremely thorough emails. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the market, and what it would take to sell my parents home. Their home had been listed several times before, but had not sold. Gail did her due diligence in understanding what needed to be done to sell the home. She made suggestions, helped us to contact vendors/contractors, and really made the sale of their home a pleasant experience. We are all extremely grateful to Gail and her team and would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell their home.” Adriana Sgarlata, July 2015
"The Belt Team, with Gail Belt and Ann Page in the lead, and Patty Schuebel and many other outstanding folks on the Belt Team in the background, performed an absolutely difficult and herculean accomplishment in closing for us the sale of a corporate office suite asset at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive in Reston Virginia this past May. Normally a property of this nature, during the real estate market at the time, might have taken much more that a year to conclude, we were told, but these marvelous ladies and their support associates accomplished the task in just over six months. The sale was part of an estate liquidation operation which had many complications. They were undaunted in their assignment. I initially contacted Gail at Keller Williams because she had served as our family real estate expert for over 20 years, and at least six successful residential and commercial transactions, much to our great mutual benefit. For this commercial requirement, however, Gail teamed with Ann Page which certainly proved to be an extremely winning combination. The difficulty in closing on this Reston property can only be appreciated by experts. They made it happen after many long, late, and overtime hours when others probably could not have done so. I cannot provide a stronger or more positive recommendation for these ladies than to propose that in my estimation they should be identified as the Magic Real Estate Team of the Year!" Bob Gadd, July 2014
"Gail and The Belt Team did a fantastic job selling my parents home of 40 years. I work in the sales office of a home builder in the same town as my parents home. I understand the process of selling a home and as their daughter I also relate to the emotion that is involved with leaving a home of 40 years. Although I have not had the opportunity to work with Gail in a professional realm, this was a delightful experience. I did not hesitate to have The Belt Team list the home based on their stellar reputation. Unnecessary as it was professionally, I remained hands on throughout the process (as a daughter) to ensure every detail was attended. I've seen a lot of agents "wing it" on home purchases/sales. This is NOT how the Belt Team approaches real estate. The entire team is involved so calls are answered, attitudes are professional, details are clear, leaving no gaps in the process what -so -ever." Patty Hanley, June 2014
"Aime and I had lived in our home for 40 years but it was time to move on. From the time we called Gail Belt, I could not have been happier. Gail is very detailed oriented and she was very sensitive to our situation but professional and right on with her decisions. I told her from the beginning, you are the "expert" and we will go with your suggestions. Whatever she suggested, we took her advice and she listened to our needs. I wanted to have Easter without realtors going through the house. Thursday after Easter, the house went on the market. It had a lot of traffic because you can walk to Dunn Loring Metro. It not only sold in 4 days at the price Gail set but it was sold with no contingencies at $25,000 above asking price and they gave us free rent back for 30 days again at Gail's suggestion. Gail does not work alone in this process she has a great team called the "Belt Team", if Gail is not available you will hear from Patty Schuebel a very dedicated Team member and the rest of the " team" works behind the scenes. In all our sadness of leaving our home of 40 years, we are delighted that a young family with 3 small children will now occupy this lovely home. Thank you Gail and the Belt Team. You are the best "Team" ever!" Claire & Aimee Fountaine, June 2014
"Working with Gail meant working with a consummate professional. She was tireless, detailed, expert. I was an out-of-town seller, and among her standout qualities were: - Constant and thorough communication. - Knowledge of the market and our direct competition. - Instinct about buyers, their agents, their perceptions, their positions. - Superior negotiating ability. I'd also like to recognize the contributions of Patty who exhibited the attention to detail, focus, and excellent communications which are hallmarks of The Belt Team." Tom Cline May 2014
"We have worked with Gail Belt of the Belt Team on 4 transactions (2 purchases and 2 sales). Most recently she sold our home in 2 days for over the asking price. Gail is the consummate professional in residential real estate sales. She is skilled in merchandising the property and marketing the location. She is an effective negotiator and an expert in contract preparation and execution. Over the years I have bought and sold 11 houses. Gail is the best." Mike & Margo Shea
"Recently, Gail Belt and the Belt Team (original founder of the Belt Team) sold a high end house and condominium for me. We received expert knowledge, complete back office support, creative contract pricing and negotiating, and both deals done in a short period of time. Gail and her team know how to get the job done, have high energy, provide constant feedback, and don't stop until your are completely satisfied. The Belt Team equals the best in the business!" Tom Welle
"Gail Belt helped us buy a home. My wife's mom was a realtor in California, and her office interviewed 3 different realtors in the area, and based on that interview over the phone, recommended Gail hands-down. It was the best possible recommendation we could imagine. We were living in China at the time, and moving back to the DC area. A few months before our move back, my wife came back to Vienna to look at homes with Gail. They found one, but it was not an ordinary situation, since the buyers had not listed the home. So, Gail very professionally handled the entire sale, and most of it while we were driving en route back from the west coast. With dozens of phone calls, faxes, writing up contingencies and handling all negotiations with the Seller, Gail made a relatively complicated deal go through. We have bought and sold 5 different homes. Our experience with Gail, and the entire Belt Team was just superb - professional, knowledgeable, long-time residents and respected in this community, and willing to truly go 'the extra mile'." Mark & Melinda Carlson
"As a corporate executive who understands the value of time & money, I would recommend your expertise, professionalism, dedication & talent to any corporation looking to relocate a senior level executive and to any person in need of an exceptional Realtor." Michael Semmens
""We have moved 11 times and bought or sold 13 homes during our 34 year marriage. We have had dealings with many Realtors from Milwaukee, WI to Miami, FL and Baton Rouge, LA to Vienna, VA. In 25 years, we have never worked with a better Realtor than you. Your thoroughness, follow-through and attention to detail were absolutely mind boggling. You are without a doubt in a class by yourself." Jim Currow
""We appreciate so much the outstanding work of The Belt Team in guiding us through the intricate process of selling our home. You were always there when we needed to be educated,encouraged or advised. We sincerely feel that in our case, you guys were "The Roberts Team", always looking out for our best interest. Needless to say, we will hasten to recommend The Belt Team to anyone who will listen." Howard Roberts
Awards & Designations
* Realtor & Founding Partner of The Belt Team – Ranked by Keller Williams in Top 300 Worldwide Teams (out of 140,000+ agents)
* The Belt Team is listed in Washingtonian Magazine's 2015 Best Realtors and by Real Trends in Top 20 Best Real Estate Agents for the State of VA
* Frequently ranked by Wall Street Journal in the Top 250 Real Estate Teams in the United States (out of more than 1.2 million agents)
* Ranked in the Top 10/Top 20 for the Northern VA Association of Realtors (NVAR) for most of the past 25 years (out of almost 10,000 Realtors)
* Partner, Keller Williams Realty, McLean Office, Virginia
* Lifetime Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) Top Producer & Lifetime Member, NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club - over $1,000,000,000 and over 1,000 homes sold!
* 40+ Years as a Top Producer in Real Estate - Life Member NVAR Million Dollar Sales Club & Lifetime Top Producer
* Current Member of the Professional Standards Committee, Past Member of the Board of Directors, Northern VA Association of Realtors
* One of only 12 people nationwide profiled by Monster.com for Job Shadow Day 2000
* #12 in Washington Business Journal “Top Agents” for 1992 in DC Metropolitan Area
* Profiled in Washingtonian Magazine in 1985
* 1985 Agent of the Year for the Northern Virginia Board (at the time, the Board was the largest in the United States with 15,000+ members)
* Consistent winner of MAME Award - Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence
* Frequent panelist at Realtor seminars & career panels
* Graduate - Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
* California native, and a Northern Virginia resident since 1972
AND THE INTANGIBLES...
* A personal commitment to excellence, which translates into total commitment to any individual who has elected to place their confidence in us. There is complete follow-through until your home is sold and settled.
* Almost 90% of our business is referral or repeat. This expression of trust from our previous clients and customers is our best testimony!!