The Condo Specialist
Call or Text: 703-980-3027
Realtor * Associate Broker * MBA
I learned early on in my career to pick a niche and know it better than anyone. I chose condos in Arlington, partly because I was looking for one myself and there was no central place I could go for information.
Out of that need, ArlingtonCondo.com was born in 2004. Since then I have helped hundreds of condo buyer and sellers and have sold over $100,000,000 worth of condos in my career.
There as been a lot of changes to the real estate industry since I started, but one thing that hasn't changed is the need for expert guidance when buying and/or selling a condo.
Rick has helped us buy and sell two condos along the Orange line in Arlington. He knows the market and the buildings inside and out. He's courteous, responsive, resourceful, and gives you honest, helpful feedback. He even helped us sell and close on a condo while we were living abroad. We've recommended Rick to friends and they've had similar positive experiences. We will be using Rick's expertise again when we move back to the DC area.
Adam & Jill V.
Rick is the guy who *really* knows the Orange Line corridor and who you want to use for buying or selling. A canny negotiator who knows when to "hold" and when to compromise. Next time I need a condo in Arlington, I'm going to call Rick!
Rick showed a lot of patience as my buyer's agent, and I never felt rushed. He was willing to invest time in showing me (a first-time buyer) several different kinds of properties while I figured out what I might be interested in buying. Even after I took a self-imposed break of several months from my home search, the moment I was serious about buying, he was almost instantly able to identify for me a home that I happily bought within days of first seeing it (and have been happy with ever since).
Buying a home for the first time can seem overwhelming. There are so many steps involved and so many things to consider. Don't worry. It's natural to feel some apprehension. I've helped hundreds of first time buyers and will walk you through the process step by step.
As a luxury condo buyer, you want an agent that can cater to your special needs. An agent that knows the difference between Snaidero & IKEA, Sub Zero & Kenmore, and Miele & GE. An agent that knows the luxury buildings in-depth and the diffences between them.
You're not a first time buyer but still feel overwhelmed with the choices and steps involved. Maybe you're not a luxury buyer but you still have certain requirements. No problem. I know every building in Arlington and can find the condo right for you.
Buying and Selling at the same time can be a little tricky. Like threading a needle, everything needs to line up just right. Is it better to buy first or sell? It all depends and everyone's situation is different.
Real estate investors are less concerned with the color of the bedroom walls than they are with the cash flow. Having an agent that knows what ROI, Cash-on-cash, Cap Rate, and Rent Ratio are and how to calculate them is priceless.
Do you know what you are looking for but there just aren't any on the market? I have just the solution to find off market properties for you. Through targeted direct mail with hand written letters, prospecting phone calls, networking with other agents and online marketing, I can find you opportunities you didn't know existed.
One of the best home loan programs out there is the VA loan. However, not all condos are VA approved. If you are using a VA loan, I'll steer you clear of the non-VA approved condos. Or I'll work with your lender to get it approved.
If you are buying a condo as a second home, there are a number of factors to consider, including taxes, condo fees, services provided, and rental policies in case you ever decided to rent it out.
A great way for young adults to get started buying their first home is by using the FHA "Kiddie Condo" Loan Program. This type of mortgage allows a person to co-borrow with a blood relative (eg. parent, grandparent, sibling, etc.) who helps qualify for the loan using their income or assets.