Washingtopia

—Just proper brokerage

Be smart.
Be kind.
Keep it simple.

We are a locally owned real estate brokerage agency with a friendly, professional, and personal approach to selling and buying property in Washington, DC.

Boutique
real estate brokerage
with a personal touch.

If you’ve never worked with us before, don’t be shy—give us a ring or send us an email for free expert and confidential advice on buying or selling your home. We guarantee that no one will out-geek us when it comes to the Washington real estate market—we’re silly like that.

To our existing clients, our sincerest gratitude for your continued business and referrals. Your feedback is always welcome, so please let us know how we’re doing and what we can do to be better.

PS—you look great today!

Our name Washingtopia is a derivative of the words Washington and Eutopia.   Eutopia, comes from the Greek “eu”and “topos,” means "good place".

Seller representation

Our goal is to find you the highest and best offer for your property by exposing your listing to the deepest pool of buyers possible.

It takes a village — through the promotion of equitable cooperating broker agreements we enlist help from the entire regional brokerage community (that's over 8,000 agents).   Only through working together are we able to provide our clients with the broadest exposure to the market possible.

In addition to MLS (multiple listing services), we currently advertise on 11 different platforms.   If there is a medium we aren't reaching, just ask and we will place you there.   The day buyers start looking under rocks for homes, you'll find us there, too.

...what's your flavorhood?
Georgetown
Dupont Circle
Brookland
Atlas District
Eckington
Capitol Hill
Glover Park
Shaw
LeDroit Park

Washington, DC circa 1921.   Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)

Know your worth

At your discretion, we will arrange for a private appraisal performed by our affiliate company, Capital Market Appraisal — the cost of the appraisal is on us, it's just proper brokerage.   Our principal broker is a certified appraiser specializing in the DC market and will personally perform your appraisal.   As part of the appraisal a ‘highest and best use’ analysis of your property will be performed to answer some important questions, such as:

  • could your land be worth more if subdivided and sold as separate parcels?
  • should you consider renovating prior to listing?
  • can your property be converted into another use entirely, like a condominium or an apartment?
If there is a higher and better use than the current use, a sophisticated buyer will be basing their offer to purchase on this unrealized future value so it's importmant to know who you're marketing to.

Studies show that District residents are the most beautiful poeple on earth.   * — Studies conducted at happy hour.  

Buyer representation

The first step in the buying process is knowing where you want to live.   The best way to discover neighborhoods in Washington is by foot or bicycle, but in the meantime, here are two links with some helpul information brought to you by the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and Destination DC.

The next step is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage; if you haven’t been pre-qualified, we can put you in touch with some reputable lenders.   We know most of the local contractors, too, so once you have settled in we can help you with any needed repairs, repainting, or updating.

After finding the right home, deciding on an appropriate offer is arguably the most important decision in the sales process.   Despite how well you do everything else, if you overpay for property, you will be starting off on the wrong foot.   Conversely, even a home with a leaking roof can be a great investment if you pay the right price for it.

As your agent, we are here to perform due diligence, advocate on your behalf, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

—Just proper brokerage

—Just
proper
brokerage

Washington Senators circa 1967.   (Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post.)

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