Hard Hat Homes

Hard Hat Homes We help families in all kinds of situations sell their home. We buy homes for cash in "as is" condition.

Hard Hat Homes, LLC is a professional real-estate solutions firm that buys, rehabilitates, sells, or holds properties throughout Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Our company is structured to purchase distressed homes at a significant discount, renovate them, and either resell them to retail home buyers or manage them as rental properties. Founded by Ann and Michael Santorios, Hard Hat Homes aspires to revitalize communities and encourage home ownership. Our mission is to rejuvenate neighborhoods and increase the standard of living by improving the overall quality of housing for the residents. We build value by rehabilitating homes in significant need of repairs. Since our inception, we have been passionate about pursuing our goal of helping hundreds of people in our community find answers to their real-estate needs. We have a solid foundation of real-estate knowledge, having invested significant amounts of both time and money to pursue the best processes, coaches, and education within real-estate. We work with integrity and extreme motivation to follow-up on our promises to make successful deals happen. Our goal is to provide the absolute highest level of service to all of our clients and partners. Hard Hat Homes seeks to continually grow by increasing the number of projects in the area. Make sure to ask us how you can get involved and about our $1,000 finders fee program!

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"To achieve greatness, you must surround yourself with greatness." ~Than Merrill

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Do it anyway! When you don’t feel like , DO IT ANYWAY. ~ Dan McCutchen, Fortune Builders

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Without the people in your business, you don’t own a company… You own a JOB. ~ The E Myth Real Estate Investor, Michael Gerber

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Downsizing For Retirees: When Is The Right Time?
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Downsizing For Retirees: Planning Your Move
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Emptiness the starting point - in order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful - because it is empty…. ~ Bruce Lee

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The Best States To Retire
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Kitchen Countertops

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Whoever said the sky is the limit, didn’t know there were footprints on the moon.

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