Kara Top Agent in KW MD/DC Region

Kara was the #1 Individual Agent for the Keller Williams Maryland/DC Region for sales volume in February 2018 and #2 for units sold.

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She also made the list of Top 10 Individual Agents in her company across 6 offices for 2017:

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Kara is incredibly grateful for the relationships that have supported her in her business over the years and is honored to be among this group of outstanding real estate agents in her company.

Washingtonian Top Agent Recognition

Kara Washingtonian.jpgbest.jpg We are thrilled to announce that Kara was recognized for the third year in a row as a “Top Agent” by Washingtonian magazine! The issue is on stands today. Each year, the magazine recognizes agents and teams who produced among the highest sales volumes in the DC area*. With over 3,200 licensed agents based in the District of Columbia alone (per MRIS) and over 20,000 agents in the DC Metro area, we consider this a huge honor.

*The Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® represents more than 8,500 members from Washington DC and Montgomery County, Maryland and the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® has more than 12,000 members.

Our latest listing made the Washingtonian!

We love it when our listings make the news! This affordable, charming, and bright unit at The Clydesdale was featured in the Washingtonian‘s list of Best Open Houses! We like to get creative with our marketing to showcase when a Condo or Coop listing we have is pet-friendly and, in this case, we asked the photographer to take a photo of our clients’ adorable Yorkie pup to include in the virtual tour and marketing materials. Sorry, Manchego does not convey with the property.

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Client Success Story: Kalorama

Our clients, Sarah and JB, are happily building equity in the home they purchased with Wayne’s help four years ago.  They purchased a 1,440 square foot 2-bedroom condo in Kalorama in 2012.  They were able to buy it for under the list price at that time for $526,000, and just recently, in anticipation of adding a 2nd full bathroom, they had their home re-appraised for a home equity line of credit, and the appraisal came back at $800,000 – and that was WITHOUT the 2nd bath added yet.  Congratulations, Sarah and JB!

Now expecting their first child they have embarked on adding the 2nd bath and a walk-in closet off the master bedroom.  The other day we had the pleasure of touring their work in progress which is almost finished except for some final tile work and fixtures.  It looks beautiful and is sure to add even more value than the pre-renovation appraisal indicated.  We are always thrilled to hear stories like that as our clients increase their net worth through real estate.

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Follow-up to Blog Post: Client Success Story Shaw

As a follow-up to a blog post I wrote in October 2015 about a client success story, our client Josh recently had his 2-unit property in Shaw re-appraised and the value came in at $1,085,000! So if we do the math, he paid $625K in 2014, it appraised for $925K in 2015, which makes a grand total of $460,000 in appreciation in 2 years! He invested in renovations and put in a lot of sweat equity and it really paid off!

Disclaimer: This example does not represent the average rate of market appreciation in Washington, DC and I make no guarantees as to the appreciation potential of properties I sell.