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The Rudden | Bobruska Team
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 24 reviews

I first met Nick Bobruska when I hired his company to do some remodeling work for my firm. He did an outstanding job. Workmanship was superb, the job was fairly priced, and it was completed in a timely manner.

A while later, my father-in-law developed dementia and it became necessary to sell his house. He was a hoarder and the house was a mess. After removing what we thought were all the valuables, we sold the house to Nick and Gary as-is. A week later, Nick came to my office and presented me with a box filled with gold coins and jewelry worth several thousand dollars. It had been hidden away in a filing cabinet and we didn't know it was there. Legally, I am sure Nick and his firm were entitled to keep what they had found. Instead, they exhibited an amazing amount of integrity and honesty in returning the coins and jewelry and my family will be forever grateful.

If you want to work with extremely competent, amazingly honest, and all around good people - NICK BOBRUSKA and GARY RUDDEN are your men!

 by Debbie D., North Potomac, MD

Gary and Nick were outstanding throughout the entire selling process. They frequently went above and beyond expectations. I had complete faith that they were looking out for my best interests as a seller.

I would recommend them without question to anyone looking for a top-notch agent!

 by S. and M. Friedman, Potomac Glen - Rockville, MD

We just settled on our house, Florida is the next stop. Learned a lot about selling a house. Choosing the right Realtor is key. My husband Steve wanted to sell the house ourselves, but Gary, Lisa, and Nick convinced us that we were making a mistake. Boy, were they right! Gary, Lisa, and Nick changed our direction and told us the price that we should get. Lisa came in and staged the house making each room show to the best potential. Regular communication kept us informed after each showing. How refreshing to partner with the right people.

Advice to our local friends, if you are selling your house, choose the right realtor.

Gary, Lisa, and Nick know their market and will make the best of every opportunity for YOU.

THANK YOU, CONGRESSIONAL TEAM, for all your hard work!

 by Jeff and Susan W., Gaithersburg, MD

Gary, Nick, and Lisa were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were always three steps ahead of us. We never had to worry about any of the details. Selling a house can be such a stressful experience but this team made it a pleasure. No detail left undone. We couldn't have been more satisfied and I highly recommend them.

 by D. Scheinberg, Rockville, MD

Gary and his team are the utmost professionals. They offer a full service approach which can't be beat. Gary knew exactly what to expect in an uncertain market. Their one-stop shop approach from home staging to home improvement to marketing and their willingness to always go the extra mile on our behalf truly made all the difference! I would highly recommend Gary and the incredible service he and his team. They take away a lot of stress during a stressful process.

 by and Carrie H., Germantown, MD

My wife and I received a recommendation from someone in the housing industry to work with Gary and his team. Let me tell you, we are glad we did! It's always a tough thing to find a real estate agent who truly works for your interests and we found that in spades with The Congressional Team. Gary's diligence and communication were unprecedented and we made sure to tell him so every step of the way. It's always so reassuring when you get the consistent follow up and are kept informed throughout the process of selling your home. The other piece is to see how people deal with conflict and hiccups as we all know these things happen. Gary handled all situations with candor and calmness. Once again, just exceptional customer service.

Truthfully, our experience has been so amazing that I have been waiting to write a positive review. We think people deserve to have this experience when buying/selling a home. The process is stressful enough, so when you have someone on your side who is completely professional, it makes all the difference.

 by Teague and Mary M., Derwood, MD

Gary and his team were extremely helpful and patient throughout our buying experience. From beginning to end, it took almost 6 months and many walk through before we decided, bid, and won our property. I'm glad we had their expertise on our side.

 by Florence S., Silver Spring, MD

Gary Rudden and his team were able to make my house look up to date after 52 years of wear and tear. They took over and I did not have to run back and forth to do any work. They marketed it very professionally and I got six contracts at the first open house!

 by P. and J. Dreyer, Germantown, MD

Gary found us the home of our dreams!! He met with us whenever we could, late nights, full days on Saturday or Sunday. He showed us all that he thought we would like and was happy to show us homes that we found as well. The house we purchased was of course from Gary’s list and he worked hard in the negotiation process to make sure we got all that we wanted and needed.

Nick was a fantastic resource in showing us all that a house could be. We almost went with a fixer-upper and Nick met with us at that house to discuss the potential it had and cost estimates for all of the potential renovations. Even with the AMAZING house we did purchase, some of the features were not our style so Nick was also present at our inspection so we could again discuss ideas and cost estimates.

We would work with The Congressional team again in a heartbeat and already suggest them to all of our family and friends!

 by P. and A. Sherman, North Potomac, MD

Thanks again Gary! You have been absolutely wonderful throughout this whole process. You said from the beginning that you would be there to get me through and you've definitely done that and more! David and I can't thank you, Nick, and Lisa enough for everything you have done for us! It was a pleasure working with all of you!

 by Milton and Judy Kline, Elkridge, MD

Lisa and Gary Rudden of The Congressional Team enabled us to sell our home in Columbia, MD. this past Fall. They did an incredible job of representing us. Although, our home was 48 years old, Lisa Rudden with her staging experience gave us outstanding professional advice that made our home very attractive to buyers.In spite of a bad economy and a soft real estate market, Lisa and Gary made the sale and got us a price that made us very happy.

We would not hesitate to use their services in the future and we will continue to refer them to future buyers and sellers.

 by K. Lehman, Silver Spring

Gary was the seller on a home I bought, and I was so impressed that I used him when I sold the home. Everything was just totally seamless and easy. So polite too. I don't remember ever not being able to get a hold of Gary or Nick. He was really just so professional and knowledgeable. I just can't thank him enough for the really wonderful service he provided. I also want to add that Nick, his partner, was also just delightful. Having a great realtor really makes a huge difference.

 by D. McDonough, Rockville, MD

Gary and his firm provided on target recommendations to prepare and price my home for sale. My home was listed for a little over a week, when I received several offers. My home sold for above the asking price and I could not be happier with the outcome.

 by J. and Y. Wilber, Boyds, MD

We call him "git'r done Gary" because that is exactly what he does! This is the second home he helped us sell and sell it he did. He guided us in pricing it right, staging it well and getting it sold. Within three days of listing our house we had three offers to review - at and above asking price. Gary helped us from start to finish - he and his team are second to none!

 by S. and K. Katz, Potomac, MD

Gary, Nick and Lisa were just amazing in selling our home of 35 years. We can't thank them enough. They made a hard transaction easy. With their direction and expertise, we prepared our home to be put on the market and they then took it from there. Within a short period of time we had a contract. They took care of everything that needed to be done from listing to settlement. We recommend them to anyone looking for wonderful, personal service.

 by A. Kay, Kentlands – Gaithersburg, MD

I will refer every person I know to The Congressional Team with Gary, Nick and Lisa! I have had a nightmare of 5 months with my house sale until they took over and I got a rock-solid contract within 1 week because of them! I just settled today and only because of them got a wonderful deal and they took care of Everything... All the repairs, permits and constant headaches that's involved with selling a home. No other brokers can do what this team can do! Feel free to contact me for more information but this team is the DREAM TEAM!

 by J. Li and C. Zeng, Willows of Potomac - Rockville, MD

Gary's team helped us buy and sell homes. The process was very efficient and the experience enjoyable. Following Gary's practical suggestions, our house was under contract in half a day. Their one-stop shop approach from home staging to home improvement to marketing and their willingness to always go the extra mile on our behalf truly made all the difference! In fact, two of our close neighbors stopped by to ask for secret formula for selling our house so quickly at the target price, we told them one magic word "Gary"

 by B. and C. Muller, Willows of Potomac - Rockville, MD

Professionalism, knowledgeable, attentive, caring, comprehensive services, and most of all the ability to deliver the anticipated results. It was truly a pleasure knowing you and the rest of your team!

 by C. and G. Karpel, Rockville, MD - Rockville, MD

It was a pleasure working with Gary, Lisa, and Nick in the sale of our former home. Most importantly, you made Gail and I feel very comfortable with your suggestions about what should be done to sell the home. Your advice was spot on and every suggestion was followed by us. You promptly replied to each of our calls. As you recall, a contract was signed the first weekend the property was on the market. We have recommended friends, without hesitation, to you and will continue to do so in the future!

 by M., D., and S. Loeb, Silver Spring, MD

We sold our parents’ home through The Congressional Team. We have also bought or sold 3 other properties with The Congressional Team. They were very helpful in getting the house ready and providing pricing information. The house sold quickly.

 by M. and R. Wilson, Germantown, MD

We were given Gary Rudden's name and told he would "get it done." Gary and Nick helped us throughout the selling process, including addressing the home inspection items. He and his team truly stayed focused and our home sold quicker than we expected. Gary also referred us to a Realtor in another city. His referral was most helpful ... Gary and his team will "get it done!

 by D. and M. Friedman, Kentlands - Gaithersburg, MD

We were amazed at how smooth and stress free the sale of our condo went working with Gary and his team. They helped us declutter our home and their in-house construction team made smart upgrades and also addressed inspection items. Gary and his teams’ instincts and market knowledge got us list price on our condo in 4 days! Gary was recommended to us by a friend, and we strongly encourage others to consider him.

 by G. and P. Wilkins, Boyds, MD

Gary and Nick are a tremendous team and we highly recommend them to any buyer or seller. They represented us in selling our home. Gary is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and the many details and pitfalls that need to be avoided. Nick has a great team of employees or access to those who have the needed talents to do all renovation work or address issues the seller wants fixed. Together with Lisa they form a great team that provides the 'full package' for all aspects of the job.

 by M. and G. Emen, Willows of Potomac - Rockville, MD

Gary Rudden and his team provided a "full service" approach to the sale of our home from staging to listing to closing. The process was seamless and our home sold in record time due in no small part to Gary's knowledge of the market value of our home and comparables in the area as well as his precision timing putting our home on the market. Gary Rudden understood or needs and supported us through every step of the process.