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Licensed in DC, Maryland, & Virginia, Rachel Valentino of Valentino & Associates specializes in the northwest quadrant of DC - especially Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Columbia Hts, & U St.
Managing Partner, Valentino & Associates in DC, VA, & MD
Accommodating, Creative, Charismatic - that's what clients want in a real estate agent.
Buying or selling real estate is an emotionally charged time. The variables in the local market are numerous. The end result is unknown. This is a time when an agent with solid skills, who operates swiftly, and who is 100% determined to achieve client goals becomes a necessity.
Rachel Valentino, professional real estate agent in the Washington, DC metro area, is on top of DC's real estate scene. Active in all avenues of the market, Rachel hooks up clients with the perfect property, whether it is a condo, co-op, single family residence, existing home, or new construction. Licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, Rachel Valentino of Valentino & Associates specializes in the northwest quadrant of DC - especially Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Columbia Heights, and U St.
An entrepreneur at heart, with a robust business sense and keen marketing savvy, Rachel provides clients with unique residential and/or commercial investment opportunities. She does her homework to match up her clients (especially her valuable returning clients) with the properties of their dreams and then presents them with the best information to help them make an informed decision. She communicates throughout the process and is always available. Her execution is impeccable down to the last detail as noted in her many testimonials.
The ability to discern what the client wants and then work diligently to find it has made Rachel popular among first-time homebuyers as well as seasoned home buyers. She is quick to point out that homeownership is within the reach of young professionals new to DC and is very helpful in making that happen. Well versed in the area condo market, she can direct clients to existing and newly built units in Washington's historic neighborhoods.
Because Rachel is licensed in Maryland and Virginia, she is equipped to help those who want the peace and beauty of a more suburban setting within a short drive from the Capitol.
Rachel's Areas of Expertise Around the Beltway
Rachel Valentino came to real estate after a whirlwind career as an analyst with Lehman Brothers in New York and with GEICO in Chevy Chase, MD. She further honed her business skills by earning her MBA from American University. After joining Long & Foster in 2006, she earned several professional designations including the GRI (Graduate, Real Estate Institute), ESRES (Energy Smart Real Estate Specialist), and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist.) Her diligence has earned her several awards and commendations within the company and the region. She recently became part of the Keller-Williams family of agents.
2009 & 2010 "Best Real Estate Agent" (Washington City Paper)
Featured on June 2009 cover of REALTOR® magazine
2009 Class of 30 Under 30 (REALTOR® Magazine)
2009 & 2010 WASHINGTON LIFE Magazine "The Young & The Guest List" -- 250 Most Influential in Washington Under 40
2008-2010 Top Individual & Team Producer at DC's #1 Real Estate Office
2007-2010 Gold Team- Long & Foster's company's highest honor
Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors - Rookie of the Year Out of ALL agents licensed in past 5 year in DC & MD
2008-2010: #1 Top Individual Producer at DC's #1 Real Estate Office
Her other professional designations include:
Graduate, Real Estate Institute - GRI
Energy Smart Real Estate Specialist - ESRES
Seniors Real Estate Specialist - SRES
Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR)
Member, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc (MRIS
Testimonials - You WILL win results with Rachel's Expertise
Customers talk about Rachel!
I came to Rachel looking to become a first time home buyer, and although I had attended a home buyer education class I still felt ignorant to the whole home buying process and a little nervous about it. Every step of the way Rachel did a perfect job, so much so that I was left confused by the horror stories I had heard from so many other people when buying a home. I almost couldn't figure out why I didn't have any of these problems, but I know it was because Rachel did an excellent job.
I have been in my townhouse for only two months now, but I know that it is the perfect place for me at this stage in my life, and I have Rachel to thank for that. I know when my life situation changes down the road, and the time comes to move I will be going back to Rachel to buy my next home and sell my current home. Thank you, Rachel.
" ....we could not have bought our condo without Rachel... she was amazingly informative and patient with us... a testament to Rachel's skill at not only listening to her client's needs, but correctly extrapolating the feelings behind what we were saying... Rachel was just a pleasure to be around... Her enthusiasm was contagious and we always looked forward to seeing her and talking to her...without Rachel, we could not have done it."
"Rachel was extremely responsive to all our emails and phone calls, emphatic to the emotional whirlwind we were experiencing... To all first-time home buyers, Rachel makes a stressful, but extremely rewarding experience, a little bit easier to handle."
"From my first contact with Rachel she was extremely professional and very eager to help . . . I had many questions about the whole process and her patience, diligence, knowledge, and timeliness in responding to my questions and requests made my whole home buying process much easier... I have repeatedly recommended Rachel to friends and family who are interested in purchasing a home in the DC area, and will continue to do so. She is excellent at what she does!"
"The only reason that I'm in my home today is due to the dedication, willingness, devotion, eagerness, diligence and perseverance of Ms. Rachel Valentino. She took the time to research and send properties that were in my price range and desirable neighborhoods, listened to my complaints and frustrations, was organized and made every appointment, all the while demonstrating exceptional professionalism.... I was very pleasantly surprised to witness her vast knowledge of the Washington, DC area and her willingness to visit all of my interested properties."
"It was your superb business connections that put me in touch with a mortgage lender who was able to provide information on tax breaks and other first time buyer incentive programs that allowed me to not only buy the property but completely renovate it all while staying well within my budget."
"Rachel Valentino is the consummate professional; from the very start of my home purchasing process to the very end, Rachel was responsive, informative, and continually had my best interests in mind...I would recommend Rachel Valentino to my friends, family, and peers alike. I will certainly utilize her expertise and high energy level in my next sale or purchase and anybody else who does will immediately have a leg up on the competition."
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.