Real Estate Agents Washington DC

Local resource for real estate agents in Washington, DC. Find helpful information including online real estate listings for residential property sales, residential property rentals, and commercial property leases, as well as local business listings for real estate agents.

Matt Fleming
(202) 387-6180
Washington, DC
Agency
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Georgetown)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 1 Bedroom
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 433k (345k - 479k)

Christopher Johnson
(202) 333-6100
Washington, DC
Agency
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Georgetown)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 2 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 567k (147k - 1.25m)

Renee' Keller
(704) 458-7421
3101 12th St Northeast
Washington, DC
Agency
(Keller Williams LLC)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 5 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 522k (147k - 1.2m)

Rick Bosl
(703) 224-6035
Arlington, VA
Agency
(Keller Williams Realty)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 2 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 407k (219k - 640k)

Rick Sundberg
(202) 547-3525
POTOMAC, MD
Agency
(Nrt Midatlantic)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 1 Bedroom
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 554k (285k - 929k)

Joe Sugden
(202) 362-5800
Washington, DC
Agency
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Chevy Chase)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 3 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 342k (170k - 550k)

Brace H. Kennedy
(202) 255-2778
Arlington, VA
Agency
(Keller Williams Realty)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 3 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 165k (1k - 399k)

Chase A. Moore
(202) 667-1320
5101 Wisconsin Ave Northwest
Washington, DC
Agency
(Long & Foster Realtors)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 2 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 157k (146k - 169k)

M.J. Berman
(202) 333-6100
Washington, DC
Agency
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Georgetown)
Average Home Size
Usually sells 2 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 545k (545k - 545k)

Associate B Sarah
(703) 241-1493
Arlington, VA
Average Home Size
Usually sells 0 Bedrooms
Average Home Price
Average Sales Price: 799k (799k - 799k)

Getting Started in Real Estate: Think First



It's often been claimed that Real Estate investing is one of the easiest ways to make money. In one way, that's true. With a modest financial investment and a fair amount of sweat equity, a property can be bought and sold for a healthy profit and the future still looks pretty good.

But easier is not the same thing as easy.

The biggest barrier to success in real estate investing for those starting out is the steep learning curve. Real Estate investing, no matter where you live, is a complicated business and you can lose big money quicker than you can say 'stock market crash' if you haven't done your homework.

So, to simplify the process, here are some things to consider when getting started.

Before investing money, invest some time. Think about what financial goals you want to achieve and over what time frame. Be realistic. Easy to say, hard to do — especially when home prices have been rising for several years and still are. But like any market, real estate values may go down, and when they do it's usually a sharp, steep drop.

Once you've decided how much of a time and money commitment you want to make, write it down. Make a one year to five year business plan in as much detail as you can, and then review it after six months and again after two years.



Part of that plan should be an estimate of how much capital you've got to invest, which will differ depending on whether or not you plan to use your primary residence as your first investment. Just as one example, if you have less than $10,000 to start with you are definitely looking at either using your own home or buying a 'fixer-upper' as your first venture.

It's true you can get into a secondary property with no money down and just a couple of thousand in closing costs if you have good credit. But the market would then have to rise quickly, and you would have to sell right away.

That's risky and has serious tax and legal consequences. The alternative would be to take on high monthly payments and maybe additional expenditures on repairs. Again, risky and potentially expensive. You stand a high chance to lose more than your initial investment, because even though you only put in a small amount, you're still legally bound for the entire package.

Unwise move for the newbie.

Another part of that plan should state how much risk you're willing to take. Be especially honest and consider your personality type. Some investors favor capital preservation, others lean toward maximum return in the shortest time. People differ in their tolerance for risk. Be sure you know yours.

You'll need to consider your available time commitment, establish a relationship with a lender, learn about the market, contracts, insurance, legal rights and requirements, tax consequences, and many other aspects of real estate investing.

If you still want to take the plunge — bravo! You can make a healthy additional income, or even a full time living, in what remains one of the soundest investments available. And, apart from what can be serious money — it's a great adventure!

Why It is Smart for Real Estate Investors to Use a Buyers Agent

No matter if you are a first time investor, or a grizzled real estate veteran, you should still use a buyer's agent to help you locate and buy property — despite the misconception that you can get a 3 percent discount if you don't. Buyer's agents offer many valuable services that can help you acquire valuable information, find the best deal and reduce hassle. See the following article from REIClub for more on this.

real estate buyers agent
One of the biggest mistakes new and veteran real estate investors make is to purchase a listed property without the use of a buyers agent who is experienced in working with real estate investors. Now any agent can be a buyers agent but unless they understand how we buy and sell property they will not be able to guide you through the many pitfalls and will cause unnecessary paperwork and hassle.

Many investors incorrectly believe that if they don’t use a buyers’ agent they can get the seller to give “them” a 3% discount in-lieu of paying the full 6% to the listing agent. This is almost always wrong. A seller enters into a listing agreement with the listing broker for an agreed upon amount or percentage. Once the property is listed in MLS that fee is shared with the agent, if any, that sells the property. If the listing agent sells the property…they keep 100%. That means not only do you not get a discount equal to the shared fee, but you also are letting the seller have an advantage in the negotiations.

What Exactly is a Real Estate Investors Buyer Agent?


Buyers' agents are agents who are experienced in and often times specialize in working on investment related transactions and retained by real estate investors to help them find the perfect house and are paid by the sellers / builders / listing agents.

Here's an example. Lets say that you are in the market to buy a very specific car (i.e. a Black Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 with tan leather interior) and walk into a local Chevrolet dealership to find one. Guess who those "friendly" sales people work for? The dealer, of course. They're all trying to get you to buy using every pressure tactic in the book. Do you feel comfortable? Of course not.

Now, what if you could hire an independent vehicle consultant to find you that exact vehicle from amongst all the regional Chevrolet dealerships. Someone to handle all of the negotiation, at your direction. Someone who knows the market and the costs associated with buying this vehicle as well as how long a dealer typically takes to sell this car. All of this info is vital to you getting the best deal To get all of this at no cost to you, you simply sign an agreement with that individual that outlines the following obligations:

  • That the consultant is to look out for your best interest (The are legally bound to do so).
  • You agree to allow your consultant to paid a pre determined finders fee from the dealer from whom you decide to buy.
  • That the consultant will h...

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