As first time home buyers, Avery Hess helped us every step o f the way to make our home buying experience both stress free and successful.  They had all the resources available to us , from meeting with a mortgage lender, to house hunting at hours convenient to our schedule, to the home inspection and closing with a title company.  Our realtor would independently serch for houses within our desired price range as well as take us out to the house we had searched on our own.  She was patient as we took our time finding the right house to fit our needs.  The process of purchasing our home was smooth and very organized.  When we closed  on our new home, it was a hapy day!  We certainly appreciate the hard work from our realtor, Lucille Ryan, who made our dreams of home ownership come true- thank you Lucille!
Natalie and Steve P.
We highly recommend Ludille Ryan and the righteam whether you are buying or selling a home or both.  We have worked with Lucille on four separate occasions spanning more than 15 years to sell two homes and purchase two others.  In each case the experience was very positive; she offered excellent advice and assistance at every step and the process went without a hitch each time.  We particularly appreciate the low key, but highly professional and effective, approach. On the occasion of the purchase of the home we are in now, we worked with Lucille and Sheial as a team and that experience was also positive.  You cannot go wrong with this team!
Debbie and Erik Thomas
I have known and worked with Lucille Ryan for many years during which she represented me in three home purchases and two home sales, most recently providing unparalleled assistance in locating and acquiring my "dream home".   I never considered using anyone else for this very important and personal process.  Through Lucille I have met and worked with several of her colleagues and am likewise impressed by their professionalism and integrity.  I have, and will continue to highly recommend the aptly named "right team" at Avery Hess Realtors.
March 14, 2011 Ramsey Pavitt
We would like to strongly recommend Lucille and Sheila as real estate agents.  Over the course of several months in 2009, they first helped us find and purchase a home in Alexandria, Va, then found and secured a buyer for our home in Herndon.  This was a long and involved process, with many unexpected twists and turns.  Thanks to their professional skill and experience, we succeeded.   We would not hesitate to call on them in the future for any guidance concerning our properties. The first three months of our efforts were all coordinated 1,000 miles awary from the NoVa area.  Professional skill and experience were key.  Patience, humor, and sensitivity to our persoanl requirements were fundatmental.
March 2, 2011 Brian Bramson and Andrea M. Hattler Bramson
Phyllis and I have had the good fortune of working with the RighTeam twice in the past two years, both selling and buying homes in Northern Virginia.  Working with Lucille and Sheila left us doubly impressed with the level of service they provided, especially their personal commitment to help us obtain the best price possible when we sold our home in a very difficult mortgage market. And, when it was time for us to buy, we turned to the RightTeam and again they worked with us to ensure the home we ended up buying met our needs perfectly and the negotiations on price went very smoothly. We would highly recommend the RightTeam to friends and family as we very impressed with their professionalism, patience, level of service, and it always felt that they had our best interest at heart from listing, house hunting, and negotiations.
Joe & Phyllis S.  
"Sheila was extremely helpful as she led us through our first time home buying experience. We were unsure what to expect, but Sheila led us through the process and we're very happy with our new home."
January 14, 2011  Michael Jester
"Sheila's dedication to her clients is beyond remarkable. Sheila takes the term "Going the Extra Mile" and makes it the norm, and her determination and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done is unmatched. Sheila is truly a master of her craft, and I am honored to work with her."
February 3, 2011  Amit Kulkarni, Vice President - Marketing & Brokerage Services, Avery-Hess, Realtors, worked directly with Sheila at Avery Hess
"Sheila helped us find the perfect house for our unique requirements (sun exposure for my garden, cul-de-sac, mother-in-law suite, and in a great neighborhood). 
Sheila was extremely proactive and professional throughout the entire process. Her determination not only saved us thousands when it came to negotiating, but also helped us find the perfect house in an amazing location. I recommend her to all of my friends who are searching for a house in Northern Virginia."
January 14, 2011 Leslie Welch 
"Sheila has been extremely helpful to us as a result of both her ability to find houses we would like to renovate and to sell the finished product. The cherry on top is that she not only does everything very well but also does it with a smile."
January 14, 2011 Jack Wuerker
Lucille is  professional, smart, efficient and kind.  Her advice was spot on.  She helped us buy the house we've lived in for the past 12 years.  She also got us the best price selling our former home.  I have recommended her many times, all with positive results.  She's the Best!
March 8, 2011  Nancy Williams
"I have worked with Sheila for several years as a business partner in numerous real estate transactions. She is consistently very professional throughout the entire process, as well as, personally engaging with her clients, mortgage lenders, title companies etc. She is hard working and a pleasure to work with when buying or selling your home."
January 18,2011 Kelly Katalinas, Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage NMLSR#365493
"Sheila impresses me with the degree of determination that she puts into the representation of her clients and in keeping up with current trends in our industry. She even helps keep me better informed in some areas of the industry."
January 17, 2011, Dave Hess, Executive Vice President, Avery-Hess, Realtors
"Sheila is a true professional and wants to ensure that her clients are getting the best service possible. I was a home stager for a home that she was selling and she ensured that the house was in excellent condition and looked its best before it went on the market. She wants the best for her clients and she does what it takes to make them happy. I would recommend Sheila to anyone that wants to buy a home she is friendly and her focus is making her clients happy."
January 14, 2011 Mannie Tantawy, Owner, The Staging Fashionista

"Although I haven't yet worked directly with Sheila professionally, I've known her for many years through Scouting. She served for years as the Committe Chair of the Cub Scout Pack that our sons belong to, and is now serving as the Committe Chair of the Boy Scout Troop that our sons belong to. I have found Sheila to be extremely honest, intelligent, insightful, articulate, tactful, and well-organized. I have recommended Sheila as a realtor to clients and would not hesitate to use her services myself should the need arise in the future." December 22, 2010 Evan Farr, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Farr Law Firm