I've been selling houses in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and DC since 1999, though I've long been immersed in the world of real estate. My mother was an agent, and in fact, co-owned Chambers-Cross, a real estate office in the Chicago suburbs (Winnetka).
My area of expertise is concentrated in Bethesda/Chevy Chase, where I live, though I'm well versed in the overall DC market. I'm actively involved in the community and schools, having served as membership coordinator for the East Bethesda Citizens Association, and a two-year term as PTA Co-president at Chevy Chase Elementary School. In 2011-12 I served as co-vice president for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA. What was I thinking? I've got great contacts and a wealth of information about and throughout the region.
I work with new buyers, old buyers, repeat buyers, short sale buyers... These days most people can find their future home of choice on-line. My job is to help you sort through all of the minutia involved in buying a house: figuring out local comparables, transportation, restaurants, schools, and most importantly, financing, home inspections & contract negotiation. It's my job to help you get the best house for the best price. It can take a week. It can take a year. I'm with you every step of the way.
I also work with all sorts of sellers (condos, houses, down-sizers, up-sizers, estate sales, out-of-town sellers and those just plain leaving town!).. The key to my success has been in my extensive familiarity with the DC region and my complete devotion to detail. I work with an in-house graphic designer and photographer, so your house is always shown in the best possible light- both on-line and through our gorgeous brochures. I can offer a variety of inexpensive staging options for furnished or un-furnished homes. And I'll preview your home and make suggestions for improving various elements enabling you to position yourself to get top dollar. I advertise not only through print media (The Post, the Washingtonian, etc) but through a variety of social media including the Multiple Listing Service, Craigs List, Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, and my own website: bccdcRealEstate.com
Buying and selling property in Bethesda/Chevy Chase/DC need not be an angst-ridden event. With the right agent to guide you through the process, it can, in fact, be quite enjoyable. And while I'm laid-back with my clients, I'm rather fierce when it comes to negotiating on their behalf.
If you're in the market for a home in Bethesda, or have a home to sell in Chevy Chase, or DC, give me a call.
I'm licensed in both Maryland and the District.
Why work with Marcie Sandalow? Here's why: I'm professional, organized, keep you in the loop on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis, and have a wonderful roster of past and present clients. I know the schools, transportation, running trails, dog parks, restaurants, sports leagues, neighborhood clubs/pools, etc... I've got a long list of tried and true vendors who provide me (and you) with assistance on mortgages, inspections, home repairs, landscaping, under-ground oil tanks, mold remediation.... you name it! I can walk you forward and backward through a contract. I've got great connections AND I'm connected. Check out my BLOG at www.DCHouseSmarts.com
I take pride in knowing the ins and outs of the Bethesda, Chevy Chase and DC real estate world. And with 14+ years experience in real estate, I've weathered every kind of market... the good, the bad and the recently complicated. I have first hand experience with what it's like to be an investor/landlord, and I have experience with bank sales. I enjoy doing the research required to thoroughly know my markets.
I take my job very seriously. And I love it! I'm happy to say that the bulk of my business comes from past clients and by the way of referrals. To me, that's the ultimate compliment.
If you're new to the Bethesda, Chevy Chase or DC market, you might care to check out some of the articles found on my website (www.DCHouseSmarts). They are full of practical information along with local market trends.
Helping buyers and sellers in Bethesda/Chevy Chase and DC. Fabulously organized. Locally knowledgeable. Cool under pressure. Connected. Please call me if you're planning to buy or sell.