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Hello to all my former and future clients and to all old friends and former colleagues who have found me here on the web. Well-established as a real estate agent for fourteen years now, following my US Government career, I continually find my second career to be exhilarating, fun and challenging. I love the thrill of finding the right home at the right price that meets, and sometimes even exceeds, the wants and needs of my clients. I also love listing the homes of my clients and helping them obtain the highest possible return on their most important financial investment.
I specialize in residential real estate in Northern Virginia in any price range, from condos to townhouses to single family homes. Many of my clients have foreign service backgrounds like I have and select me to represent them because I truly do understand the special needs and circumstances of those who serve our country. Having spent so many years overseas, I also understand the special needs of those who come from another country and have chosen to call the US home, either permanently or just for a while. My business continues to grow through referrals by satisfied clients who recommend my services based on their positive experiences with me helping them buy or sell a home. Read some of the testimonials on this site and you'll see that my clients are happy ones.
I've studied a lot to learn all the ins and outs of the real estate business from my first licensing class in 1996 (before I retired from the USG) to earning my GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) designation and to continuing to take frequent education classes, with my sole aim being to learn more in order to give the highest level of service to all my clients. I also keep up to date on market conditions through regular reading of the economic/business press and participation in our weekly business meetings, at which my managing broker routinely provides updated, useful, and useable market statistics that I share with my clients to help them in their home buying or selling decisions.
All my services are based on good listening, attention to detail and dependable follow-through. I have excellent negotiating skills, and an ability to anticipate and deal properly with any potential pitfalls before they become problems. In turn, I earn the trust and confidence of my clients.
By engaging me as your buyer's agent, I will represent you throughout the buying process, from the first step of really listening to your wants and needs, to finding the right home for you, to negotiating the contract to your best possible advantage, and to seeing the transaction through to settlement. A fully accepted contract for the purchase of a home is only the beginning of the end of the process and requires multiple, and often complicated, steps to reach settlement. I'm expert in helping you through these steps and to the moment when the keys to your new home are in your hand.
By engaging me as your listing agent to sell your home, the process begins with a visit to your home and a detailed Comparative Market Analysis to help you determine the appropriate market price for your home. I will listen well to your wants and needs regarding the sale and will give you guidance on helping you determine the market price. Many factors must be considered in pricing your home and I will guide you through the maze of details that will allow the sale of your home for the highest possible price and with the best possible terms. My listing services include frequent, step-by-step communications to ensure that you fully understand and are kept abreast of every detail related to selling your home. Just as for buyers, a fully accepted contract is only the beginning of the end of the process that requires multiple, often complicated, steps to reach settlement. I will handle every detail in accordance with your wishes to ensure that you receive the highest possible return on your most valuable asset, your home.
Please take a minute and e-mail me a note to let me know how I might help you buy or sell a home, or to just say hello. I'd love to hear from you.