Maryland REALTOR serving home buyers and sellers in the greater Crofton area including Annapolis, Bowie, Davidsonville, Fort Meade, Gambrills, Joint Base Andrews, Millersville, and Odenton.
Get to know Margaret Woda
MARGARET WODA, REALTOR® and Associate Broker
My family had just moved into our second new home in three years when I decided to leave teaching behind and become a REALTOR®. Anything I learned would surely come in handy for a military family that was subject to frequent relocation. The rest, as they say, is history. Real estate became the career of a lifetime.
My clients became friends, my friends became clients... and pretty soon there was no distinction. We all shared a love of the greater Crofton area, where neighbors gathered at community recreation facilities or the Crofton Library to participate in activities for young, old, and in between. I have witnessed the expansion of Crofton into a vibrant greater Crofton area with lots of dining and shopping options to enjoy as well as hundreds of new homes in many nearby neighborhoods. And, of course, there are many opportunities that come with living so close to Annapolis, Baltimore, and our Nation's Capital in Washington, D.C.- three distinctly different and wonderful cities!
My husband and I raised three children in Crofton and now we have five grandchildren. They keep us busy, but we always have time to help new clients. Please contact me today, and experience “Real Estate the Woda Way” – whether you’re just exploring your options or you’re ready to jump into the world of real estate with both feet.
A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO SELLING (OR BUYING) YOUR HOME
For a smooth, pleasant, and profitable real estate experience
Some of my past clients have dubbed this “Real Estate the Woda Way” - another way of saying that you benefit from my decades of real estate experience and the proven strategies, tactics, and technology that have already helped hundreds of people achieve their real estate goals in the greater Crofton area of Maryland.
It’s a privilege to walk side by side with my clients into the next phase of their lives as their adviser and advocate. They trust me to work tirelessly for them and know that disappointing them is simply not an option.
Let's talk about how we can work together to achieve YOUR goals, save you time, and keep your money in your pocket when you buy or sell a home in Maryland. Just call me at Long & Foster (410-451-6245), call or text me at (301)346-2923.
CROFTON, MARYLAND (21114)
Crofton and the neighboring communities of Bowie, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Gambrills, Millersville, and Odenton are located within a triangle formed by Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis, Maryland - about a half hour to each. Local residents can literally go boating in the Chesapeake Bay, watch a ballgame in Baltimore, and attend a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in the same day. It's a unique lifestyle, unlike anywhere else in the world!
Finding the right niche for you and your family in this large Metropolitan area may be a challenge, but you can count on me for first-hand information about communities, schools, commuting options, and home prices throughout this region. (Not to mention that I've got a ton of real estate experience that may come in handy!)
It's a labor of love for this wife, daughter, and granddaughter of veterans to help military families relocate to and from nearby Fort Meade, Joint Base Andrews, the U.S. Naval Academy, and other military installations throughout the region.
In addition to my own personal and professional experience with military relocation, I've earned the professional designation for Military Residential Specialist (MilRES) through advanced training. My pet project is spearheading a community-wide effort to send holiday gift bags to deployed troops. (And, by the way, my husband conducts briefings at local military installations for active military personnel reporting for duty and retiring military personnel about their Tri-Care options in this area.)
Ask about my "Military Rewards" program for both active duty and retired military personnel and discover the convenience of a paperless real estate transaction.
Let's get started on the road to YOUR next home! Contact me today.
(410) 451-6245 or MWoda@longandfoster.com
Margaret Woda's Blog Posts
Military Relocation Specialist (MilRES)
Associate Broker, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI)
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR)
Anne Arundel County Assocaition of REALTORS® (AACAR)
AACAR Contract Forms Committee, Chair*
AACAR Community Service Committee, Chair*
AACAR Professional Standards Committee*
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS)
MRIS Subscriber Advisors Council*
Plantation Lakes Garden Club, President
Crofton Village Garden Club, Yearbook Chair and Webmaster*
Crofton Civic Association, District III Representative to the Board of Directors*
South Atlantic Junior Golf Championship, Co-Chair*
Billy Goodall Benefit Golf Tournament, Chair*
The Catholic University of America, Alumnae Reunion Committee*
Christmas in April, Board of Directors*
* indicates past activities
Anne Arundel Coungy Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year
Long & Foster Director's Club
RE/MAX 100% Club
Relocation Expert: Online Relocation Package, electronic signatures, Skype and Facetime communication available, military-friendly lenders, up-to-date listings in your eMailbox, and a discount for PCS relocation.
Real Estate Marketing: A comprehensive marketing plan that includes professional photos of your home, a complimentary staging consultation, visibility on hundreds of websites, targeted direct mail and email, mobile app listing for your home, DirectLink sign riders, full color 2-Side brochures, and more.
Three-part Pricing Strategy: An accurate estimate of the likely sale price, terms, days on market, and net proceeds for your home, based on three comprehensive reports that consider current, under contract, and sold listings in your area, recent statistics for real esate in your area, and specific details of your home.
Tech-savvy: Don't let my years of experience fool you... there aren't many agents who make better use of technology than I do! Communication by text, Facetime or Skype, email, cell - whatever works for you. Marketing through blogs, Craigslist, mobile apps, and websites targeted to likely buyers - I do it all.
Experience: There is no substitute for experience! I bring 40 years of experience to your transaaction, and all the skills to meet head-on any challenges you may face in your next real estate transaction. My business is supported by a team that includes a licensed assistant as well as superior experts in home financing, staging, inspections, contractors, and more.
Testimonials for Margaret Woda
Seller, Honey B., Crofton MD03/23/2013
Margaret advised me of what I needed to do before selling the house I had lived in for over 40 years. Margaret truly is able to "see things through a buyer's eye" and recommended appropriate changes/staging. I followed her instructions (most of them), so the house looked great and got an immediate sale in one day! She never pressured me and I felt that I could call her anytime for help/advice. She had many helpful tips about selling and excellent referrals for needed services. The closing went very smoothly. She also helped me find a lovely apartment to rent. I would recommend Margaret to anyone and I already have! The new owners are very happy too.
Repeat Client, Doug C.01/11/2013
I have worked with Margaret Woda on numerous times over the last 20 years both on real estate purchases and rental properties. Margaret is the epitome of a professional, knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and dedicated real estate agent.
Buyer, Mike L.01/29/2012
My fiance and I could not have found a better agent to have on our side! Margaret has been in the real estate business for 30 some years and was so good at explaining things in terms that we could understand. If there is one thing I learned through the process of buying our first home, it is that having an agent that you can trust makes ALL the difference in the world. With Margaret, we knew that she was as diligent with our home buying process as she would have been with her own… very thorough, very professional, very GOOD.
She presented us with ideas that we would have never thought of, explained things in terms that made it so simple to understand, and completely put us at ease throughout the whole process… from looking at houses, to pointing out pros and cons, to sitting down with us to write our contract, all the way through closing. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME… We absolutely love our new home and would have never even thought to look at this neighborhood. Thanks to Margaret we found the home of our dreams… only better.
Absentee Owner/Landlord, Bob E.07/19/2011
Margaret's willingness to do whatever is needed to complete a real estate transaction is extraordinary. She is very professional, forthright, and knowledgeable.
It is easy to find a REALTOR who will tell you what you want to hear to get a listing, write up an MLS listing, and then tell you that the only way to sell/rent the home is to lower the price. Margaret does her homework upfront, gives you an informed opinion, and then works hard to close the deal. She does not hesitate to go above and beyond the level of service that you would normally expect.
Seller, John G.07/08/2011
Margaret was referred to me through a friend who highly recommended her. She did not disappoint.
When we first met I was impressed with the homework Margaret had done on the market value of my home, demonstrating a range in value and where she thought my neighborhood was trending. She also provided excellent advice on how to make it more marketable.
Buyers know it is a “buyers market” and feel they have control of the process. After the contract was signed, the buyer’s agent tried to renegotiate the deal twice. Margaret was invaluable to the negotiating process. She was calm yet firm with the buyer’s agent, keeping me up to speed and advising me on creative solutions.
Though her efforts she kept the contract at its original price and the whole process from listing to settlement was about 45 days. I found Margaret to be trustworthy, communicative and truly looked out for me. For anyone who is looking for an agent they can depend on and take a lot of the worry/stress of them. I highly recommend her.
Buyer, Patti G.03/13/2011
We are pleased to provide a reference for our Long & Foster Real Estate Agent, Margaret Woda, who showed us numerous compelling homes, furnished valuable information about each community, connected us with other top-rate professionals, and navigated us through negotiations with a challenging seller. First and foremost, Margaret listened intently in assisting us to find a house perfect for our needs and wants. She also provided valuable information and insights for our consideration, careful not to advise our decision. She assisted us in getting, relevant public records, various home inspections, and home improvement remedial advice. Her suggested contractor has since become a valued partner in our desired improvements. In the difficult economic environment, our seller was quite aggressive in protecting her interests which, without Margaret's experience,could have been costly to us in our efforts to secure our dream house. She was as excited as we were at closing, which demonstrates her interest in the happiness of her clients.
Military Relocation, Eric H.12/15/2010
Margaret was an immense help for my wife and I when we bought our home in Bowie, MD. I am in the military and received orders on short notice. Margaret responded immediately to my request for an agent and helped me find our home in an amazing 3 days! She was able to help us close while we were moving across the country from Seattle, WA; handling everything for us and setting us up with a great bank in the area for our mortgage. She made the purchasing process as headache-free as it can possibly be. Her fantastic knowledge of the area was very helpful. We knew what we wanted and she was able to find it for us even though we were not familiar with Bowie. I would recommend this agent to anyone, especially military members as she has lived the life of a military spouse and knows what we go through in our frequent moves. Thank you so much Margaret!