Our Testimonials

The Butters Team was excellent to work with. Holly, Ellen, Dianna, and the rest of the team are genuinely caring and knowledgeable. They strongly, strategically, and tactful advocated and represented my wife and I. They were very wise in their judgment and understood the hidden subtleties and dynamics that make all the difference. They are wonderful people and were there for us from the beginning to the end. Not only do I highly recommend them, but we will also use them in the future.

-The Wheelers

I am writing this review regarding Dianna Banks, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Butters/The Butters Team with Exitcornerstone realtors.
I have never worked with such a great group of professionals.
Their honesty and integrity as business professionals meant so much to me.
What the Butters Team did in less than two months, the previous real estate company I dealt with hadn't done in two years!
I highly recommend this company as great team to do business with.


-Russell Lewis

My husband and I started the home buying process without really knowing where to start. We were not first-time home buyers but it had been many years. We were blessed to have found The Butters Team. Not only are they local to Culpeper but a family. Supporting a local-family business has always been important to us. We were treated as “family” and not as just another client.

Mike Butters came to our home and sat down with me and went over every step of the process, what to expect from Day 1 all the way through closing. We discussed our current home, our requirements for the new home, and he answered all of my questions. We immediately felt comfortable and confident in the decision to use The Butters Team.

Mike definitely listened to the needs and wants that were important to us because he located the perfect home for our family. Dianna Banks was a key player in making this process a smooth as possible and constantly went above and beyond for us. We worked very closely with her in getting all of the required documentation completed and submitted. She, and Mike, also were in constant communication with our lender to ensure that he what he needed as well. This cut down on us having to be the “middle man” in relaying information back and forth. Mike and Dianna made themselves available to us 24/7 which was extremely important when going through the home buying process.

I can not say enough about The Butters Team. An absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Highly recommended and we will definitely use them again.

-The Barkley's

The Butters team came highly recommended to us by professionals in the Culpeper area. Ellen Butters was so thorough in her examination and appraisal of the property and Mike Butters fulfilled our many needs on site and kept us abreast of sales progress on a weekly basis. As first time sellers, we are thankful for the integrity and friendly manner of the Butters team. Dianna Banks and the office staff was always there to answer our needs. Living nearly 100 miles away and being senior citizens, we certainly appreciated the attention to detail we experienced, the flow of information and - most importantly, the timely sale of our Culpeper property.

-Carol & Eugene K.

Dana McGushin was my real estate agent when I purchased a house in Fall 2016 and she was absolutely awesome!!! She made the whole process go very smoothly. She tuned into the details I was looking for in a home and found the perfect houses to show me. She was quick to set up showing appointments and to write up a contract when I found my ideal home.

Dana's communication skills and professionalism in speaking with others involved in the purchasing process is highly commendable. She is quick to respond to questions and to help in gathering needed information for closing. Because of her caring nature and expertise, my experience with buying a new home was pleasant and stress free. I highly recommend using Dana as your real estate agent when selling or purchasing a home!

-Susan C.

Holly Westergaard is not your everyday agent. Holly is exceptional at her job and selflessly committed. She never gave up on her commitment to us. Holly was there every step of the way, even at the closing table, to make sure that we had a smooth closing on our new home. Our new home buying story is probably a unique one. From delays to time lines and endless paperwork, Holly was the glue that held it all together. She pushed people to do their jobs, made numerous phone call for updates, and always kept us informed. What can we say, Holly always made us, the client, number 1.

-Dan & Eva M.

John was always responsive to our questions and concerns. John made the search, loan process, and receiving the keys, fun! John made time for impromptu visits at the home, and always made us feel at the top of his priority. John and EXIT reality were by far the best to communicate and work with. If my husband and I buy again, John will be the first we contact!

-Taylor A.

John was great to work with. Very informed and professional. I told him what my husband and I were looking for in a house, and he found our dream home! We had a great experience working with John and highly recommend him to others.

-Heather H.

With a very limited time frame to find and purchase a home, John was able to quickly schedule showings of many homes that fit my criteria. He was there to guide me through the process as a first-time home buyer. John did an excellent job keeping track of many moving pieces, and I never felt worried that I was forgetting something. He was there to remind me when things were happening, and was very prompt in answering all of my questions. I highly recommend using John Fischer when looking for your first or next home.

-Gin K.

John is a great realtor and I would highly recommend him! I previously tried to sell my townhouse but no other realtors ever were interested in helping me. That was not the case with John! He was very proactive with the entire process and always had a great attitude! I was very impressed with how responsive he was! He went above and beyond helping me! I will definitely be using him again in the future!

-Megan F

A great realtor to work with. He was friendly, professional, and always very quick to respond. We weren't in a rush when we first started looking and John was very patient with us. We were able to view many houses during the process until we finally found what we wanted. I never felt rushed or pressured at any time. He was great during the negotiation process by being upfront and honest and eventually got us a great deal on our first home. Even after we closed, he was very helpful and answered all questions I had for him. I would definitely recommend to others and would use him again the next time we need an agent. Thanks John!

-Michael C.

John first provided us with an honest assessment of our home and an extensive presentation about the process he and EXIT Cornerstone use to market homes. He further provided pricing comps and a detailed explanation of the price he suggested we list at. John was flexible and responsive to our requests, meeting on our schedule on short notice. When we moved out-of-state after listing, John took care of every detail above and beyond what we could have imagined. He held open houses, met with inspectors, and arranged for a contractor to complete repairs. We sold our home at close to our initial asking price in a short period of time. We would highly recommend his services to anyone.

-Jason P.

John is more than a real estate agent - he is an absolutely crucial partner in the search for a new home. He knows the local markets and is an incredible asset to have on your side. I was looking for my first home and John was a wonderful guide throughout the process. I had specific requirements and he found wonderful properties, scheduled viewings, and made himself available whenever it was convenient for me. He went above and beyond during the buying process and made an otherwise stressful time very comfortable. I cannot recommend John highly enough.

-Will T.

My wife and I just closed on our very first home this week, and I would like to thank John Fischer!
1) He is incredibly easy to work with and to get a hold of. I could call or text at any time of day and he would respond or answer. Even if he was in a showing or a closing he would text back immediately, letting me know when he would follow up.
2) He is very hard-working. We had very particular home requirements, as well as several financing snags. John cheerfully worked with us, provided excellent advice, and negotiated a good deal.
3) He goes beyond the call of duty. John shopped extensively to get us the best price on every service (inspection, additional inspection, title company, etc.) that we needed.
I will be enthusiastically recommending John to my family and friends if they need a realtor. Thank you for getting us our home!!!

-Seth E.

Mike and Ellen in my opinion are the best realtors in Central Virginia. I originally used a realtor who I will not name but he basically did nothing, or worse than nothing - he assured me of the size of the property and later admitted he didn't know where the markings were. Mike bought a farm for me and still is involved in working out to do. He sold a house for me and totally solved some problems like mold. I recommed the Butters team without reservation. I have recommended them to others.

-Dr. Derek Oppen

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609 S. Main St.
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