Whether you are buying or selling Bethesda real estate in Montgomery County, my goal is to help you with the tools and resources you need to make a good and stress-free decision.
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Solving Your Real Estate Puzzle..
Home means many things to people... It provides us with shelter, establishes our roots in a neighborhood and can be an investment for the future. Buying or selling a home can be one of the most emotional journeys you'll ever take. Because it's more than just a dwelling, it represents your dreams and hopes for your family... your future. My goal as a Bethesda Realtor is to help you meet your goals and transform your search for a house into a home. Like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle...
I understand that making the decision to contact a Realtor takes significant trust. I also know that you might be hesitant to contact someone you've never met about such a tremendous decision. Instead of assuming your trust, I will work to earn it by serving your needs and educating you as we work together so that you can safely make good decisions with the full knowledge you've received complete and transparent advice.
I'm a Bethesda transplant of many years and my husband is a native (yes, there really are some of those!) We live in the house he grew up in so I know this community. My kids go to Montgomery County public schools, we belong to a local pool, and our work and family are structured around the community we love.
Since I've been part of the public policy committee at my local association, I've found a new and greater understanding of the issues that affect the Bethesda real estate market, especially in relation to the wider context of the County and metro area. Not only from a Bethesda real estate standpoint, but from an integrated master plan view of how our disparate parts of this vast county come together to form a distinctly original community.
CONFIDENT HOME BUYING
Perhaps you are a first time home buyer, an investor or are relocating to the Bethesda area. Working with me means that I will take the time to listen and understand your needs and develop an individualized plan for meeting those needs, whether now or a time in the future. Searching for homes for sale in Bethesda just like I can is one of the many services I offer...
Sure, I can help you buy a home. But how is a different story... I am always previewing homes so I'm familiar with the inventory, I'll give you glimpses of neighborhoods, to narrow your focus, then preview homes some more so that when you arrive in Bethesda to purchase a home for sale, you'll have a very good idea of what to expect.
First time home buyer? The Bethesda market is great place to start. There are areas of Bethesda that offer affordable Bethesda condos in a variety of styles and neighborhood amenities. From hip condos with walk scores over 90 to high rise buildings near transportation, first time buyers can find a home - even in the pricey suburbs of Bethesda!
Looking for investment property? Bethesda Rentals close to transportation hubs go quickly and with enough folks coming through the area on temporary assignments there is always a willing demand for rental property of every price range: from college students to diplomats!
Moving up? You'll find homes in every price range from fixer-uppers to custom construction. Under $500,000 is tough to find but homes in every other price range abound. Many older homes, require cosmetic improvements but the lure of excellent quality schools and the lifestyle afforded here are enough for many to make the sacrifice. Family-friendly neighborhoods, parks, excellent quality schools, shopping, established neighborhoods with tree lined streets, mass transportation and job centers. Really, what more could you possibly want?
REDUCED STRESS HOME SELLING
Selling your Bethesda home? In a changing market, you need a Realtor who will be honest about what you can expect and give you the expert advice you need to put your home on the top of buyer's lists. By finding me here, you've taken the first step. With my on line presence in Bethesda real estate, buyers find me everywhere they are looking.... bethesda real estate searches, neighborhood searches, specific property searches. If buyers can find me on line, they can find your home there as well with my extensive marketing.
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I am Josette Skilling, REALTOR and Associate Broker. I believe in good customer service, ensuring that buyers find homes and doing the right thing. I am an experienced REALTOR and am active in the Bethesda neighborhoods of Montgomery County, MD.
Associate Broker & Co-Founder
Urban Tree Properties, Keller Williams Capital Properties
7801 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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You've come to the right place! Bethesda, MD is located in Montgomery County and is one of the affluent Washington suburbs. A highly-educated work force and thousands of employers, including the National Institutes of Health and Bethesda Naval Hospital, contribute to this prosperous community. Downtown Bethesda provides a festive urban community featuring a variety of restaurants, live theaters, and art galleries. Bethesda real estate is very popular among young families interested in buying a home. There are many older, lovely established neighborhoods here, as well as new developments, that are ideal for buying a home for real estate investment. More than any other reason I hear people like to buy Bethesda real estate is because of the access to nationally ranked schools. Close behind are the proximity to D.C. and older established neighborhoods. The average price for homes is reflected in that. Currently for Bethesda real estate sales, at the end of 2007: Single family homes average in the three zip codes is $1,499,342. Older homes are being torn down and replaced by luxury homes that suit modern tastes and living desires. Condos on average are $505,170 Townhomes on average are $747,458 If you are thinking of buying real estate in the Washington, D.C. area, put Bethesda on your list of possibilities. Search listings for homes for sale If you are considering selling real estate in Bethesda, please take note of the detailed market statistics provided on this site. That will help you to determine accurate pricing based upon the current and past trends. I'm always happy to help you determine what you will need to do to sell your home. Just give me a call... You've come to the right place to buy Bethesda real estate, or in the popular surrounding areas of Montgomery County. Whether you're looking for a luxury home, a condo, a retirement home, a historic home, a townhome, or anything else in the greater Bethesda area I can help you... As a local resident, I know the local area and its value, and I keep very detailed market statistics for many of the neighborhoods. Unlike the national trends, Bethesda real estate is still very healthy and well priced homes in great condition still sell in all price ranges. If you are ready to start your search or to sell your home, let me help you understand just what the micro trends mean to you. This map shows all the areas I serve in Maryland and D.C.: Bethesda Resources: Montgomery County SchoolsComplete directory of Montgomery County Schools. Montgomery County School LocatorThis is a great tool to locate the school your child will go to by address Montgomery County Schools at a Glance 2007-2008In pdf format, this document is a great resource for all data associated with each school Montgomery County Official Website for Montgomery County Montgomery County Planning BoardTo find information about current zoning plans Montgomery County Crime Statistics Bethesda History and Demographics Wikipedia has very good information listed about Bethesda Bethesda Naval Hospital Bethesda Urban Partnership