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Benjamin Woodard, Associate Broker

Hello! I am an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Avenues. Over my 19 years with Coldwell Banker, I have consistently been a top producer in Virginia!

DO YOU KNOW THE PROCESS OF BUYING OR SELLING A HOME? Lots of people think they do, but it's a different story once they start! Give me the opportunity to show you why 97% of consumers use a realtor.

Client Testimonials

"Ben is very knowledgeable and helped us to quickly find a wonderful home. He listened to our list of “must-haves” and delivered! He communicated throughout the entire process. We wholeheartedly recommend him."

"Ben assisted as I was purchasing my first home, from across the country. My brother had recommended him, after he bought his first home through Ben. Ben was incredible to work with and I would go back to him in a heartbeat. He provided me with a great portal to review homes for a month before a week long visit where we looked at homes over 2 days. We looked at a high volume, as per my request, but he absolutely understood what I wanted. I made an offer that weekend and the home closed on time, via his great expertise and recommendations for a loan officer and anything else I needed during the process. I think he's amazing to work with."

"Ben is a very friendly guy who really knows the market with a wide array of expertise. He was invaluable in us getting our house. I would highly recommend and will definitely use again if we move. He not only helped us find our house, he was instrumental in getting our prior house sold"

"Ben helped me locate and purchase a rental property. I could say good things about him but the real testimonial is that this is the second transaction I’ve done with him. He helps focus on what’s really wanted, efficiently find good options, and then go through the entire cycle of the deal. He’s responsive throughout and easy to work with, so I can recommend him without hesitation."

"Ben worked to find my first home for over 1.5 years. I had a fairly tight budget and was pretty particular on the yard and accommodations given that budget. Due to unforeseen items pre-inspection (flood zone, bad wiring) I had 3 houses fall through and had to break the contract. Ben was patient with me and the multiple changes to the addendum. I know Ben wasn't making any money on me given my budget and the time he had give me but Ben continued work with me on nights and weekends, sacrificing precious time with his family. He is also very quick to turn around contracts and super responsive at all hours of the day. My mother is looking to buy and sell just north of me and I'm going to recommend she use Mr. Woodard. I recommend Ben to anyone in the central Virginia area. He honestly cares about you being happy and not just making a sale, pretty rare today."

"Ben was awesome to work with. He was reliable and efficient, and he sold our home is less than 3 weeks! I would strongly recommend his to anyone interested in listing a home."

"Ben took over as our realtor after being listed for almost a year with another company. The change was immediate. He had excellent pictures taken and marketed our home to draw in buyers. It was a great experience and we plan to work with him on future sales!!"

"We were very happy with our buying experience. Ben was very knowledgeable with the area and did an excellent job helping us find our first home. We would not have found our home without Ben's help and negotiating skills."

"Ben provided us with extremely good recommendations and service during our house hunting period. He was very tuned into what we were looking for and showed us many possibilities. Ben is very patient and is available on very short notice. Highly recommended."

"Ben is the best realtor with whom we have worked. He knows the Northern Neck well, having grown up in Deltaville. We were pursuing a house in the area without knowing the different communities. He shared pros and cons while we swerved around trying to figure out what we wanted. We made offers on three different houses. He didn't pressure us to bid higher than we wanted. The house we purchased is absolutely amazing and at a fair price. He made several trips to NN from Richmond at the drop of a phone call from us in DC. He was not phased by our changes in direction. He was persistent in helping us get exactly what we wanted. He also advised on boats and our dock. He is a class act and dear friend now."

"Ben helped me find a great place within a short window of time. He spent the whole day searching with us and made himself available whenever we needed him. We would absolutely buy or sell with Ben and recommend him to friends and family."

"Ben is a phenomenal realtor! This is our second time using Ben to buy and sell a house, and both times he made a very complicated process easy and enjoyable! We consider him a great friend and part of our family! The house that we sold was on the market less than 18 hours and brought in multiple offers! Ben helped us through the negotiation process on the home we purchased, and we couldn't be more happy with the outcome!"

"Ben did a fantastic job from start to finish with our home sale. He was well prepared, knows the market, and had a solid game plan up-front that allowed us to get the most out of our house and in a short timeframe. We were selling in a subdivision that was still constructing new homes so it certainly was no easy task trying to compete for buyers against low-ball builders. When the time came for us to consider an offer, we leaned on him to steer us in the right direction, and everything worked out great. Honesty goes a long way in the real estate industry, and Ben displayed this on more than one occasion; if he felt something wasn't quite right, he let us know, and he always had our back. I recommended him to my neighbor before we moved out, and Ben sold his house even quicker than mine! Seriously, don't even consider any other realtor...just call Ben."

"This was my third transaction with Ben. He provided me with a recommendation on how to list this property and I followed it to a "T". The result was a full ask offer within two weeks of listing. Thanks Ben for the service and guidance."

"My wife and I have worked with Ben Woodard twice. The first time when we purchased our home and then again when we sold it. When we sold it we lived 2500 miles away and Ben made the whole process easy for us. He was responsive and helped out getting things done to the house since we were not in the area. We highly recommend Ben, and really appreciated all the help he was."

"Ben Woodard handled my purchase long distance, I was buying a home in Va. while I was in Tennessee. Despite unusual circumstances, wives power of attorney due to her heath and the differences interstate laws Ben made it smooth sailing all the way through the process. 6 STARS for Ben Woodard."

"Using Ben Woodard to sell my house was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made!! He was prompt to the listing appointment, courteous, insightful and kind with his suggestions. Selling your home is an emotional roller coaster, but he always put my mind at ease and was very communicative."

"Ben not only showed us a number of homes, but provided invaluable service recommending mortgage brokers, home inspectors, local service/skilled labor individuals, and negotiating a final agreement which provide us with the best possible value and then some! Ben goes the extra mile on every facet of the home purchasing experience, would recommend Ben every time."

"Ben was wonderful to work with. For both listing/selling my home (which sold in 1 day) and for purchasing a home. He was very knowledgeable, fast at responding to calls or emails, and available. He was someone I could fully trust and very patient. I loved that he took the time with us throughout the entire process of both buying and selling. As well as reviewing and explaining things in the contracts and what to expect. I can't thank him enough!"

"If you require the most up to date, professional, courteous, patient, hard working, sincerely helpful and mindful of your specific needs, thorough, and enjoyable real estate experience; look no further than Ben Woodard. He was always available to answer questions and secure valuable information; and all responses were received in a timely manner, if not immediately. In spite of his popularity and only so many hours in a day, Ben always made us feel as if our needs were of the utmost priority; and he never disappointed. Ben is only capable of excellence. I already have him in mind for any future real estate transactions. In the meantime, I am thoroughly enjoying and appreciating my ideal new vacation home; and taking pleasure in recommending Ben to friends."

"Awesome realtor, a real pro! We got the best deal on both ends buying and selling, I would use Ben again in a heartbeat. Very professional, created a fantastic MLS website for us to make finding our dream house easier. Also made our house look like it came out of Homes and Garden magazine when we listed, we sold no problem."

"Very knowledgeable and friendly. Straightforward and will let you know what he really thinks of a house. He's not pushy and is not out to sell you every house you see. Communicates well and responds to texts and emails quickly. Made home buying easy and much less scary."

"Ben was so helpful during our first time buying experience! He was very quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns, and moved quickly to get things done. He was very knowledgeable about the entire process and was willing to share his knowledge with us. When things got a bit complicated with the purchase of our house he worked very hard to make things happen for us. We would recommend him to a friend!"

"We recently used Ben to sell and buy our houses. He was really knowledgeable, patient, and honest with us. We sold the house in about two weeks and he made the process really easy. While we were buying our new home, he really held his ground and made sure we got everything we asked for, and that the repairs were done by reputable companies. I have recommended him to everyone I know selling/buying a home."

"We had originally been working with another real estate company and nothing was happening with our house. Ben was introduced through a friend and so we took a chance. Our house listed on a Friday and was under contract Saturday. Not even 24 hours later. Within 3 weeks it was sold to a new family. Everything was made very easy for us. I highly recommend using Ben."

"I was very impressed with the professionalism and expertise that Ben brings to the table. He was not only my selling agent but also my buying agent. He was great to work with and very knowledgeable about the full process of buying and selling. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great Real Estate agent."

"My husband and I worked with Ben for the first time in selling our first home and purchasing what is hopefully our forever home. Ben exceeded our expectations during both the sale of our house as well as finding our new home. He even managed to help us maintain sanity during what was more of an emotional process than we’d realized! When it came to selling our home, Ben was very strategic and analytical about what to do. He was very direct when it came to what he believed what help us sell our home the fastest and for the most profit. He didn’t suggest a total makeover – in fact, he really kept us from spending MORE than we needed to in order to get our house market-ready! This might be a good place to mention that we had a contract on our home WITHIN TWENTY-NINE HOURS of it being listed. That’s right. 29 hours! (The same couple are the ones who purchased it.) Ben was also awesome with the buying process. My husband works a 9-5 and my hours vary daily so finding a time to look at houses - especially quickly – can be a huge challenge. I remember texting Ben to find out if he could show us a house the same day and being very surprised when he said yes. He was also really great at reminding us what we told him was important to find in our new home. Which is awesome, because finding a new home can be a bit overwhelming and it’s easy to get distracted. Finally, one of the things I truly respect about Ben is his work ethic. All of the professionals that we worked with throughout the process spoke very highly of him and seemed thrilled to work with him - contractors, home inspectors, mortgage brokers - even the other realtors. It always says a lot about a professional when they are liked and respected by their peers, in my opinion. I think it goes to say that I would (and already have, to many friends and family) absolutely, highly recommend Ben to anyone and everyone! (We LOVE our new home!!!)"

"We were looking at selling our house and buying a new house and Ben was recommended to us. Before we sold our house, Ben came over and walked through each room and gave us ideas on how to stage the house and what parts of the house we should upgrade and what parts we should leave alone. When it came time to put our house up on the market, I took some photos of each room of the house and he uploaded the best pics that would best help our house to sell. The day he put our house on the market, we received multiple offers to see the house! He immediately called me at the office to let me know that potential buyer wanted to see the house THAT day! I had to rush home to tidy up some things and get my dogs out of the house and he rushed to the house to put up the real estate post and sign in the front yard. We had 3 potential buyers come in that day! 24 hours later, we received an offer on the house and with some guidance from Ben, the buyers accepted our first counteroffer! They accepted our offer on Sept 17, 2015 and they wanted to close on Nov 3, 2015 which gave us a month and a few weeks to find a house! During the process of selling our home, Ben was also helping us find houses to purchase. He set up our own website of potential houses to look at based on the areas and price range we were looking at. We looked at multiple houses and some fell through due to higher offers and first right of refusals. Ben kept us optimistic and after we upped our budget, we found a lot of other houses that met most of the items on our "dream" list. We eventually found the perfect house for us which got us out of the city which meant lower taxes and less headaches. Ben was still with us every step of the way, especially during all the inspections. He was in constant contact with the seller, especially when we had HOA questions and if we wanted to see the house to take measurements. We were able to actually close on the new house hours after the buyers closed on our house! The only stressful part of this entire process was trying to find a house after an offer was put on our house a day after being on the market! Once we found a house and put an offer on it, everything was smooth sailing. I don't think there's anyone else we would use if we ever decided to go through this process again. If you want a loyal realtor who will tell you about the pros and cons of each area, neighborhood, and school systems...Ben will let you know. He will stick by you throughout the entire process and answer any concerns you may have. Thanks for everything Ben!"

"Ben was an excellent realtor professional and incredibly helpful in the process of selling our home. We were not in Richmond at the time but he was able to handle everything and respond promptly to emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend Ben for any realty purchases or sells in the future. If you are thinking of selling your home, go with Ben. He is superb!"

"I have known and used Ben Woodard for many years. He has sold and help me purchase a number of houses in the Richmond area. Further, I have recommended Ben to many people. Without exception Ben goes WAY beyond what other agents can and will do. You can always reach Ben and he is extremely flexible and willing to do whatever he can to help. He always does his research and able to capably advise. I know for a fact that Ben saves me money. He positions the house I am selling to get the most money (last time it only took four days to sell my house) and helps me negotiate the best deal on the house I am buying. Even after the commission is earned, Ben is there to make sure things are going well; he never stops looking after you. I could only wish that some of the other [so-called] professionals that I use were as reliable as Ben."

"Ben is amazing to work with and so knowledgeable about the market. He did exactly what we needed and wanted! Sold our house at Max value and worked on our offer to fit within our budget! Ben is very well connected and has strong leveraged relationships. Ben will go the extra mile every time- very nice to work with!!"

"We were so thankful to have Ben as our Buyer's Agent in the process of buying our first home. We began the process with a thorough yet simple and very helpful introduction from Ben about the home buying process. As we began visiting homes, his expertise shined through as he encouraged us to consider important aspects about each home that we otherwise would not have known to look out for as first-time homebuyers. His guidance consistently helped us ask the right questions and ultimately helped us secure the home we'd been praying for. In addition, he had excellent recommendations about inspectors, contractors, etc. Ben is a trusted advocate for his clients - and for that we are incredibly thankful! Thank you, Ben!"

"Ben was absolutely amazing to work with! We were first time home buyers at the time and Ben was more then helpful walking us through the process step by step. No matter the time of day, he was always responsive and happy to help. I could not imagine a better home buying experience and we look forward to working with Ben in the future!"

"My wife and I really enjoyed working with Ben. He wasn't pushy and let us set the pace of our search. He always went out of his way to get any additional information we needed about a property and was always available to meet and/or write an offer at anytime (which is nice in a competitive market). The website he uses to track potential properties and send alerts really makes the buying process simple and you don't waste a lot of time on houses that don't fit your criteria. The house we purchased needed sprucing up before we moved in and Ben worked with us on finding and showing the property to many quality contractors to do the work (which he wasn't required to do). We can definitely say without a doubt that Ben will take care of you!"

"I've worked with Ben on the purchase of two different houses; one in 2008 and one in 2014. Ben made our home buying experience enjoyable by helping us locate the right house at the right price without having to comb through thousands of listings. After describing what we were looking for, he was able to make helpful suggestions to help us narrow our search and focus on houses that would fit our needs. His knowledge of the local markets was very beneficial and he was able to answer all of our questions about the various neighborhoods, school systems, etc. He's very knowledgeable in the various aspects of real estate transactions and guided us through the process every step of the way. He advised us on price and negotiated hard to get us the deal we wanted. I would highly recommend him."

"My wife and I were extremely lucky to have had Ben as our Realtor. As first time home-buyers, we weren't super familiar with the process. In our first meeting, Ben explained everything from beginning to end to make sure we were comfortable. He listened to everything we wanted and as we began looking at houses was able to point out things that we never would have thought of or noticed. He was super responsive and patient with us, and in the end we purchased a home that we never dreamed we'd find. Ben is the best and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell."

"Ben was great! He advised us well on how to prepare the house to sell and he helped price the house just right to get it under contract within 2 weeks! When looking at homes he was very good at pointing out the pluses and minuses. When we did find a great house, he helped to negotiate a great price for us too!"

"This young man is very professional. He worked with us for over two months until we found a house that suited our needs. We would consult with him again."

"Ben was an excellent realtor for us, extremely responsive and willing to go out to show us houses any time, often on short notice. His experience as a contractor and handyman was useful as well, as he was able to quickly identify and point out potential flaws or problems in a house, or offer suggestions for fixing up or improving a room. He is very knowledgeable about the local market, and was a huge help for us throughout the entire process of buying our first home."

"Ben helped us through the entire home buying process, explaining everything in detail. He never pressured us, even after showing us 18 houses. He was great to work with!"

"Ben kept us informed of the details of what was occurring during the process of selling our home. We had inspection problems. Ben made suggestions for actions to take which were in our best interest. He responded to e-mails promptly and when an important issue arose, he called. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house."

"Sold my place so quickly I had to delay the closing date to give us time to move out! He knows the Middlesex/Matthews and Richmond markets well and uses both personal connections as well as the latest technology to sell homes. I would highly recommend Ben."

"My husband met Ben at a time when I'd classify us as casually in the market for a second home/vacation property in the Chesapeake Bay area of VA. We were on Ben's mailing list and received emails with property listings when homes came up within our search criteria. That went on for a year plus when Ben called us about a fabulous property. He was right, it was the perfect property for us. He helped us through the negotiation process and gave us great advice. We are now the proud owners of our dream river home all thanks to Ben!"

"I have purchased two homes with Ben and hope to purchase more with his help. He is knows the area and the industry well. He handles himself very professionally and explains the process very thoroughly. I love the fact that he checks in from time to time. He has given me no reason to look for help from another agent. Keep up the good work Ben!"

"My wife and I have worked with Ben on several properties we have purchased in the Richmond and Middle Peninsula area over the past 8 years. ! He has made all transactions very easy and straight forward. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced agent in the Richmond market. He is our go to guy!!"

"Helped me and my wife sell our house and purchase a new one. Was always available and and made process painless. Very knowledgeable about the area. Will continue to use in the future and will recommend to anyone looking to sell or buy a house."

"We used Ben to help us relocate from out of state in the summer of 2014. With careers, children and limited scouting trips available to us, it was extremely important that we expedited our time wisely when it came to viewing potential homes. Ben was able to schedule a showing for every house we had on our list (40) while we were in town for a three day weekend. When we finally found a home that was perfect for us, Ben did an excellent job of negotiating, it was clear he was working for our interests. We received a very high level of service an responsiveness. Ben was professional, likable and very good at his job. After being in our home for a few months, Ben has followed up a couple of times to see if there was anything else that needed attention. I will certainly use Ben in the future and feel very comfortable recommending his services."

"Ben definitely brought his "A" game to the table with the listing and selling of my house as well as the process of assisting me in finding my new perfect location and home for my future. I was extremely impressed with his flexibility in schedule to accommodate me as well as his patience in the process of searching for a new place. He is very knowledgeable about many different locations/counties in and surrounding Richmond. He stood beside me through every step of the way which made my process of selling and buying less traumatizing and more exciting for me.Not only did I accomplished my goal of selling/buying, but I have made a new friend along the way; Ben will call me from time to time just to say Hi."

"Ben was a great agent to me. His time researching what I was looking for in a home, was to the "T". His knowledge and expertise helped me through a frustrating mortgage application. His understanding of the situation, along with his assistance in fighting the "stress" from the beginning to the signing was a tremendous help. He is HIGHLY recommended for the tedious days of "house hunting" ! Tks. Ben ....."

"Ben found 2 rental properties for me that have created outstanding returns. Primary regret is not buying a few more that he suggested along the way. He is knowledgeable of the local market, not just the city, but Henrico and Chesterfield. Wish I had more money to invest with him."

"Ben really knew his market well and was always available when I called. He helped navigate a very tough market and came up with some innovative selling strategies."

"My wife and I have used Ben on three transactions personally, and I have used Ben on 5 transactions professionally. In each instance, Ben has performed flawlessly."

"My husband and I were moving to Richmond and only had one weekend free that we could use to find a house.. Ben not only provided us with ample amounts of houses to review on a web site he set up for us, he also arranged viewing of every house we wanted to see and in the time frame that worked for us. He was extremely dedicated and made sure we saw every listing that peaked our interest. Additionally, Ben provided expert opinion about the different neighborhoods of Richmond so that my husband and I could find a place that would work for our family even though we had never been to Richmond before. He then guided us through the home buying process helping us every step of the way as it was our first time. He was very patient in explaining the different parts of the contract and helping us to understand all the steps that lead up to closing. We even had some difficulties arise with our mortgage lender and he was there to give advice. In the end I felt that he was very honest and I was confident in the home we selected with the informative input from Ben.I've heard horror stories about peoples' experiences in buying their first home but with Ben it was a breeze. With him we found a perfect first home for our family and got everything we wanted out of the deal. We are very happy with our experience and would highly recommend working with Ben. If we need to buy another house we will definitely work with him again."

"Our house was probably one of the most challenging to sell, and he got the house under contract in an impressive short time, and helped us get professional contracting services to make some repairs that were imperative."

"Ben has helped me buy two houses and sell 1. Both times have been great experiences. Ben is very knowledgeable of the market and knows his stuff when it comes to negotiations. God knows I was not the easiest client (very picky) but he stuck with us through thick and thin to help us find the perfect house. Couldn't recommend Ben's services anymore!"

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