The Scoop on DC Living
August 2015
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Real Estate: One Size Does NOT Fit All


Success in real estate is all about having many options from which to choose.


I sit down for conversations frequently with people who want to buy, sell or rent property. The end goal is usually very similar, but the preferred path is often very different.


For instance, One seller may require extensive improvements and prep work for the home accompanied by an aggressive, widespread marketing and advertising campaign with multiple open houses.


Another seller may choose a different path, whether for personal or professional circumstances. Perhaps a hectic work schedule and/ or an infant may dictate minimizing showings and open houses to optimize the intensive napping, feeding schedule.


One seller may have budget to make some improvements to optimize the sale price of the property. Another may not. But both need a pricing and preparation strategy that will get the job done.


I guess my point here is that each consumer comes with a unique set of goals and preferences. Rather than forcing my clients to fit within a very specific cookie-cutter prescription that works best for me, I like to present a boat load of options from which they can choose. Based on their choices, I can then set the expectation for success accordingly. Because, in the most important transaction of my clients' lives, they should have lots of options to choose from that they feel suit their needs and circumstances.


If information is power, I'd like to help make you the most powerful consumer of real estate!


- Brett


News & Trends

10 Things You Need to Do to Keep Rainwater Out of Your Home

Washington has been pounded with rainfall this summer, almost three times the normal amount since June 1, and that rain has also had a big impact on real estate in the D.C. area.

Real Estate Agent Brett West Discusses Ways to Keep Rainwater Out of Your Home
Brett West, a real estate agent with McEnearney Associates, talks to GMW about how to prevent water intrusion in your home during the rainy weather.


Americans' Choice of Best Long-Term Investment

In a poll conducted in early April of this year, more Americans named real estate as the best long-term investment over other options like stocks and mutual funds, gold, savings accounts, and bonds.

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What Does $600,000 Buy in the DC Metro Area?
We looked at a number of homes that sold in the metropolitan area for exactly $600,000 in May, and were interested to see the differences. 

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Castles on the Market



As of August 7, 2015, DC boasts 1,252 properties actively on the market for sale. That excludes FSBOs (For Sale By Owner) and pocket listings. Here's a look at inventory by price range throughout the hot 20011 DC zip code, which includes 16th Street Heights, Crestwood and Petworth, where there are currently 210 active properties:


$0 to $350k

(20 total units available)


$350k to $500k

(24 units available)


$500k to $800k

(58 units available)



(10 units available)


Not finding exactly what you're looking for in the selection of inventory in DC? Feel free to check out plenty of inventory throughout the DC Metro Area, or I'm happy to schedule a time to talk with you about your goals.




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