All of Northern Virginia
Aaron has been a licensed Realtor since 2002. He has been living in the Northern Virginia area since 1986. A proud alumnus of The Virginia Military Institute, Aaron currently lives in Vienna with his wife and four kids.
In 2010, Aaron partnered with Gary Dopslaff to form scruggs+dopslaff. They know that buying and/or selling a home is the biggest investment most people will make during their lifetime. They further recognize that it can be among the most stressful times as well, which is why it is important to select the right Realtor®. Through their experience, integrity, and unsurpassed customer service, they strive to take as much stress out of the process as possible. Throughout their careers, Gary and Aaron have served a diverse group of clients, from first-time home buyers to CEO’s, politicians, and sports stars. They value all their clients equally and appreciate the opportunity to work with each and every one of them. With their expertise in the marketplace, their negotiating skills, and their customer service, they are confident they will meet, if not exceed, their clients’ expectations.
B.A. in English, Virginia Military Institute
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
HCEP Board Member 2015-Present,
Youth Lacrosse Coach 2014-Present,
Youth Baseball Coach
Aaron and Gary were fantastic, start to finish! I can't say enough about how professional and supportive this pair was through our entire home search, offer/negotiation, and closing process. I have had mostly bad experiences with real estate agents. I rarely feel like I get what I paid for; I usually wind up doing myself a lot of what I am actually paying them to do. Aaron and Gary surprised me—working with them felt like working with a personal team of real estate consultants. They treated us like friends who genuinely wanted to help us purchase the RIGHT home. They frequently discouraged us from buying houses we'd gone to see for one practical reason or another, protecting us from expensive/irreconcilable pitfalls we couldn't see. They seemed constantly available, responding to most requests quickly, immediately. They are experts with practical knowledge of every aspect of the buying process and the market, and they shared their expertise and opinion, even when it was likely to dissuade us from making an immediate purchase. By the end, I felt confident trusting their judgement without question. That was huge! It saved us from making emotional choices—they actually made us significantly more competitive buyers.
Aaron and Gary are our heroes. Incredibly responsive and thoughtful, never pushed us just to make a sale. They make sure that we got the house that was right for us, especially in this crazy market. They were invaluable resources who gave us really sound advice and also helped manage our anxieties. We recommend them to anyone/everyone.
Gary and Aaron went above and beyond—both are great at their jobs and are just a delight to work with. Not only did they have the exact right pricing strategy for my purchase, but they also got me top dollar (in record time) for the sale of my home. To top it off, they made the offer and close (and moving) process so smooth—stepping in to do inspections/meetings when I was away, keeping me on-time and organized with my paperwork, and even helping me to move a piece of furniture. ABOVE and BEYOND! Buying and selling a property can be complicated and time-consuming—but, with partners like Gary and Aaron, they make it easy so that you have time to enjoy the excitement of a new home.
Gary and Aaron were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had been searching for weeks on our own for a house, and they found our dream home in less than a day. They patiently guided us through the whole process and were incredibly responsive to all of our questions. We would recommend Gary and Aaron without hesitation to anyone!
Gary Dopslaff was recommended to me by a neighbor. He and Aaron Scruggs were helpful and professional from the start. Because of Covid-19, I chose to move out of the area and put the house on the market after I moved. Gary and Aaron engaged their contracto,r who did a walk-through and estimate for me. At every point, when I asked for advice or recommendations, they would listen, provide choices and then carry out my decisions. They were responsive and took extra time to answer my questions and to ensure that I was fairly represented. From start to finish, they made the process as smooth and painless as possible. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Gary and Aaron are the picture of professionalism. Not only did they help me buy my condo in 2013, they helped both of my parents sell their homes in subsequent years and helped me sell my condo while I lived out-of-area. They took care of everything—helped get the condo ready to sell by cleaning, getting painters, getting the carpets replaced, and all communications with the Condo Association. They are trustworthy, kind, hard-working, not to mention, hilarious. They offered sound and honest advice to help me get a fair price as well as get the house sold quickly, so I had less to worry about from afar. I consider them to be not just my realtors, but great friends. You will not regret hiring them—they take care of you and truly put their clients' needs first.
Aaron and Gary are a great team, and their strengths complement each other very nicely! We were preparing for an out-of-state move, and they were able to get our house sold quickly for a great price. Their ability to work within their network and create top-notch marketing materials in a short amount of time helped facilitate the process and make it stress-free. I highly recommend Aaron and Gary as they are great guys and great to work with!
Gary was amazing helping us find a great home in VA! We only had a few days to look, and he introduced us to neighborhoods that fit perfectly in our criteria, and we were able to find the home we wanted very quickly. We would not have even known about our great new neighborhood had Gary not done so much hard work and research in such short amount of time! He also helped expertly guide us through the closing process, doing much of the hard work while we were remote. We definitely would recommend Gary to others!
We can't say enough positive about Gary and Aaron and the service they provide as a real estate team. This was the second time we have had the pleasure of working with these two, as they were also the team that got us into the very first place we owned, a beautiful two-bedroom condo that they found that met our needs perfectly. I reached out to let them know we were starting to explore the possibility of looking for a larger space, but that the time horizon might be a few years. Knowing who they were dealing with, Gary and Aaron took the punch list of items we were looking for and went to work immediately. In no time at all, we were being provided with some great options. Options that were so great they caused my wife and me to re-assess our timeline.
Sure enough, within a month of my initial outreach, we had found a home that we fell in love with. The only problem was that in order to purchase the house, we would need to sell our condo. On top of that, we'd have to make a contingent offer (which poses some additional risk/complexities along the way). After explaining the lay of the land, Gary and Aaron went to work for us and really sold our offer to the owner of the house we were interested in. Despite it being contingent, we were selected as the winning offer. Immediately they went to work assisting us to get our other property ready to sell. Within a week, we were on the market, and they got us three offers out of the first open house, above-ask too! We thought we would cruise to the finish line. Unfortunately, the group that we had selected rescinded their offer within a week due to a change of heart, and we had to go back on the market. Gary and Aaron worked tirelessly for us, hosting an additional three open houses over four weeks, and continuing to work with the seller of the house we were buying to keep us in the game. It wasn't until the last open house (the weekend before our contingency extension expired) that we got the offer that eventually took.
Throughout what was a very stressful experience, I couldn't have asked for a better team. No matter what the question, they were always available to answer and help keep stress at bay. Both of them genuinely cared that we ended up in a better spot and happy, not about the end result from their perspective, and it showed in their work product. Despite the whirlwind of a process, I write this review from our new home, and I can say for sure that it would not have been possible without the hard work of this real estate team. Thank you, Gary and Aaron, for all that you did to get our family into the house of our dreams! To all reading this, you can't go wrong selecting these two to assist in your real estate transaction.
Gary and Aaron were absolutely amazing during the entire process of buying a home. As first-time homebuyers, we had lots of questions, and they were both always available to answer any questions that my wife and I had. We eventually ended up in a great townhome that wasn't even on our radar because Gary just knew that we would like it, and his intuition was correct. Whether you are a first-time buyer or going on your fourth house, Gary and Aaron are two realtors I would highly recommend.
Gary and Aaron are a great team, truly fantastic to work with. Their expertise and easy-going attitudes made my home buying/selling experience quite simple. They go above and beyond and do it with a smile.
As first-time home buyers, we appreciated how knowledgeable and helpful Gary and Aaron were throughout the process. Thanks to their expert guidance we found the perfect starter home in a dream location at the right price—we couldn't be happier!