You’re In Good Hands When You List With Kara and Wayne

This September, Kara and Wayne kept busy preparing listings for the market and, of course, representing buyers! 

Our approach is full-service and hands-on. We customize our services according to your needs. We will coordinate everything from replacing lightbulbs and re-caulking to kitchen and bath updates. Since we also work with buyers, we are experts in what today’s buyers are looking for.

When you work with us you get agents who have:

  • More than 15 years of experience
  • Sold over 190 homes
  • An Average List Price-to-Sold Price Ratio: 102.74%
  • Median Days on Market: 6
  • Exceptional customer service throughout the entire process

What does that mean for you? 

We use our years of experience, hyper-local market knowledge and expertise to get you top dollar in the shortest amount of time possible. 

A little about our process, we will:

  • Guide you throughout every stage of the sale of your home
  • Tour your home with a buyer’s eye and develop a personalized plan and coordinate any and all repairs and updates needed to make your property shine
  • Oversee the professional staging so your home will make the best first impression
  • Advise you on pricing strategically for the current market
  • Market your home through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), social media, email blasts, the expansive Keller Williams International network, and hundreds of consumer sites 
  • Negotiate fiercely on your behalf to get you the best value for your investment 

Check out some of our Before and After photos from recent listings:

DC Home Prices Break June Records

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Prepared by the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of Bright MLS multiple listing data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

The median price for District home sales reached a new June record of $620,000 last month, according to the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR).

  • The median home price in June was up 2.75% from the June 2018 median sales price of $603,000.
  • This is up 57% percent from the June 2010 sales price of $385,000.
  • The total number of June home sales, 857, was down relative to June 2018 – 890, representing a 3.7 percent decline.
  • Finally, half the homes sold in June were on the market 16 days or less prior to contract,  which is much less than the 26 days on market in June 2018.  

The recent GCAAR release provided the following analysis, “Supply remains scarce relative to demand, continuing to drive a strong seller’s market.”

Kara and Wayne are ready to represent you!

 

Our latest listing made Curbed DC!

We love it when our listings get a little extra attention! This charming one-bedroom and one-bath flat with an open layout on Corcoran Street was featured in Curbed DC! Highlights of this boutique condo are a spacious living room with bay window, real hardwood floors and high ceilings, and renovated open Euro-style kitchen with white Carrara marble countertops complete with breakfast bar. The pièce de résistance is the large 13′ x 15′ south-facing private deck!

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: Insane Equity in 1 Year

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 Josh in front patio

Josh Zimmerman, an engineer who works for the U.S. Patent Office, is a savvy investor whose sweat equity paid off big time. Josh purchased his purple 2-unit rowhouse in Shaw in October 2014 for $625,000. He used a 203K renovation loan to help finance the critical renovations (mold remediation, gutting the lower level unit, structural and roof repairs) and he put a lot of sweat equity into the kitchens, master bath, and cosmetic updates. In August 2015, he refinanced and his new and greatly improved home appraised at $925,000. That’s almost a 50% increase in value in less than 1 year and $300K in equity! Way to go, Josh!

Josh master bath before
Upper Level Master Bath Demo

Master bath AFTER
Master Bath AFTER

LL in progress
Lower Level in Progress

Josh basement kitchen after
Lower Level Kitchen AFTER

Upper level Kitchen in progress
Upper Level Kitchen in Progress

Upper Level Kitchen AFTER
Upper Level Kitchen AFTER

Upper Unit Main Level in Progress
Upper Unit Main Level in Progress

Main Level Upper Unit AFTER
Main Level Upper Unit AFTER