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Carmen Fontecilla

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  • Silver Spring

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23 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (16 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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Background

Carmen Fontecilla is a long-time resident of the DC Metro area and an experienced real estate agent. Before embracing her passion for real estate, she worked in land development for 20 years. She has a Masters degree in structural engineering from Rice University in Houston, and she was a civil engineer at well-known DC area engineering firms for many years. She became a realtor only after discovering the satisfaction of helping people find their next homes.

How Carmen Can Help You Buy or Sell A Home

As a result of her unique blend of professional experiences, Carmen has amassed a valuable wealth of knowledge. She is able to explain building codes and local regulations to prospective buyers. She helps buyer read floor plans, understand square footage and visualize future property improvements such as pools, patios and decks. Ultimately, Carmen's background in land development - coupled with her experience in real estate - provides buyers the confidence to buy properties they like.

As a local resident, Carmen has a deep understanding of how to advertise the area's beautiful communities. She knows where residents of each neighborhood have moved from, allowing her to identify the marketable zones that she can target to attract prospective buyers to each neighborhood.

Track Record

For almost 10 years now, Carmen has been providing clients with a 'one-stop' shop for real estate services. She has extensive experience in a broad range of real estate matters, both as a buyer's agent and as a listing agent. Car,en specializes in first-time home buyers, investment properties, short sales and foreclosures.

Carmen has a proven track record of success. Her professionalism, dedication, and commitment to exceeding clients' expectation are reflected in the positive experiences of previous clients. You can read testimonials at Carmen's website.

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To learn more about how Carmen can help you or to just ask her question, send her an e-mail at carmenhomes@gmail.com.
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About Carmen Fontecilla: Background<br/><br/>Carmen Fontecilla is a long-time resident of the DC Metro area and an experienced real estate agent. Before embracing her passion for real estate, she worked in land development for 20 years. She has a Masters degree in structural engineering from Rice University in Houston, and she was a civil engineer at well-known DC area engineering firms for many years. She became a realtor only after discovering the satisfaction of helping people find their next homes.<br/><br/>How Carmen Can Help You Buy or Sell A Home<br/><br/>As a result of her unique blend of professional experiences, Carmen has amassed a valuable wealth of knowledge. She is able to explain building codes and local regulations to prospective buyers. She helps buyer read floor plans, understand square footage and visualize future property improvements such as pools, patios and decks. Ultimately, Carmen's background in land development - coupled with her experience in real estate - provides buyers the confidence to buy properties they like.<br/><br/>As a local resident, Carmen has a deep understanding of how to advertise the area's beautiful communities. She knows where residents of each neighborhood have moved from, allowing her to identify the marketable zones that she can target to attract prospective buyers to each neighborhood.<br/><br/>Track Record<br/><br/>For almost 10 years now, Carmen has been providing clients with a 'one-stop' shop for real estate services. She has extensive experience in a broad range of real estate matters, both as a buyer's agent and as a listing agent. Car,en specializes in first-time home buyers, investment properties, short sales and foreclosures.<br/><br/>Carmen has a proven track record of success. Her professionalism, dedication, and commitment to exceeding clients' expectation are reflected in the positive experiences of previous clients. You can read testimonials at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.carmenfontecilla.com">Carmen's website</a>.<br/><br/>* * *<br/><br/>To learn more about how Carmen can help you or to just ask her question, send her an e-mail at carmenhomes@gmail.com.

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(8)

Past Sales  

(103 all-time)
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Seller
05/29/2015
$805,000

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05/29/2015 - Seller - $805,000

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Seller
05/15/2015
$285,000

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05/15/2015 - Seller - $285,000

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Seller
04/02/2015
$335,000

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04/02/2015 - Seller - $335,000

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Seller
02/27/2015
$410,000

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02/27/2015 - Seller - $410,000

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Seller
01/26/2015
$410,000

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01/26/2015 - Seller - $410,000

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When my wife and I first began our quest to buy the perfect house for our future it was a chilly November just before Thanksgiving. We closed on our house in July of the following year, happy with our purchase and excited to move into our new home. Over those long nine months there were exciting moments and more than a few disappointments, but along each step there was Carmen. We first met Carmen for coffee and to give an overview of what we were looking for, our price range and a rough geographic grid where we were looking to live. I was struck at first by Carmen’s positive energy, her friendly demeanor and her enthusiasm for the process of finding a home. But in the back of my mind, I thought, that’s her job, she’s a real estate agent, they are all expected to come across that way. Over the course of the next nine months my wife and I saw dozens of homes. We put in offers and missed the cut on half a dozen. We went when it was cold. We got rained on. We stomped through fresh snow. We saw houses on Saturdays and Sundays and nights after work. We went to contract and had to back out after appraisal. We spent hours and hours and hours working to find the home that was just right. Along each step, there was Carmen. She and her team were knowledgeable about not only about available properties, but trends in prices, local crime rates, strength of schools and all the relevant details for choosing the best location to live. She was there to pick us up from the Metro and drove us to the houses in her car. She was there to talk us through the process of making our first offers and the letdown when it didn’t work out. She was on the phone so many late nights with my wife that it became a part of our routine: Get home, eat dinner, talk to Carmen. When it was finally time to go to closing she talked us and coached us through each step, each detail and provided us contacts for all the additional people we would need to close the deal. For all those months, she never missed a thing, never was late, never complained or even hinted at being worn out from the process, never gave us anything but her best counsel about the right decision for us. I know she must have had other clients, but I can’t imagine how she fit them in because she spent so much time and energy on us. When our baby is born and we have our friends over to celebrate in our new home, Carmen will be there for that step too. She has become more than our real estate agent – she has become our friend. This was our first home, and Carmen delivered on every promise she made, all her enthusiasm, all her excitement from that first day and made us feel safe, secure, informed and cared for throughout the process. She works phenomenally hard and is professional but above all cares about the dreams of her clients and works to do anything to help those dreams come true. If these are the attributes you seek in your agent, Carmen and her team will deliver every step of the way.

  

07/16/2015 - Lucas Cooke
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $725K in Sixteenth Street Heights, Washington, DC.

When my wife and I first began our quest to buy the perfect house for our future it was a chilly November just before Thanksgiving. We closed on our house in July of the following year, happy with our purchase and excited to move into our new home. Over those long nine months there were exciting moments and more than a few disappointments, but along each step there was Carmen. We first met Carmen for coffee and to give an overview of what we were looking for, our price range and a rough geographic grid where we were looking to live. I was struck at first by Carmen’s positive energy, her friendly demeanor and her enthusiasm for the process of finding a home. But in the back of my mind, I thought, that’s her job, she’s a real estate agent, they are all expected to come across that way. Over the course of the next nine months my wife and I saw dozens of homes. We put in offers and missed the cut on half a dozen. We went when it was cold. We got rained on. We stomped through fresh snow. We saw houses on Saturdays and Sundays and nights after work. We went to contract and had to back out after appraisal. We spent hours and hours and hours working to find the home that was just right. Along each step, there was Carmen. She and her team were knowledgeable about not only about available properties, but trends in prices, local crime rates, strength of schools and all the relevant details for choosing the best location to live. She was there to pick us up from the Metro and drove us to the houses in her car. She was there to talk us through the process of making our first offers and the letdown when it didn’t work out. She was on the phone so many late nights with my wife that it became a part of our routine: Get home, eat dinner, talk to Carmen. When it was finally time to go to closing she talked us and coached us through each step, each detail and provided us contacts for all the additional people we would need to close the deal. For all those months, she never missed a thing, never was late, never complained or even hinted at being worn out from the process, never gave us anything but her best counsel about the right decision for us. I know she must have had other clients, but I can’t imagine how she fit them in because she spent so much time and energy on us. When our baby is born and we have our friends over to celebrate in our new home, Carmen will be there for that step too. She has become more than our real estate agent – she has become our friend. This was our first home, and Carmen delivered on every promise she made, all her enthusiasm, all her excitement from that first day and made us feel safe, secure, informed and cared for throughout the process. She works phenomenally hard and is professional but above all cares about the dreams of her clients and works to do anything to help those dreams come true. If these are the attributes you seek in your agent, Carmen and her team will deliver every step of the way.  More Less 

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07/08/2015 - user39555802
Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.

There aren't enough stars for Carmen! Carmen was referred to me as the leading agent for properties in the Silverton Condominiums in Silver Spring, MD. The referral was spot on. Carmen already had a long-term relationship with many owners in the building and the management staff. When we needed to rent our unit for the first time after moving overseas, Carmen was very thorough in explaining in detail the process, and screened potential renters for us. She even helped to coordinate repairs and painting of the unit. Tenants were found and moved in straight away. Unfortunately, our first tenants moved out after only three months due to a career change. It was unavoidable. However, Carmen stepped in, found another tenant immediately and the transition to the new tenant was smooth. At one point she even used her excellent connections in the building to use a vacant apartment for storing furniture (with the owner's permission) so that the new tenant could move in more quickly. The second tenant was stellar. Three years later, we decided to sell and Carmen was the only person we called. We were still overseas, so as absentee owners we again placed all our trust in Carmen. Carmen gave us her expert opinion on the market conditions, and we settled on a sales price. She coordinated with our tenant to ensure the apartment showed well, and within just a few weeks we had an offer. We were low-balled and then had a competing offer for the asking price, and Carmen calmly advised us all the way. We just closed on the property and when there were hiccups along the way with the title company, etc. Carmen then became the mediator, ensuring that we had up to date information, were clear on our responsibilities, and she followed up with all parties involved. Despite the 12 hour time difference she consistently made contact with me via phone and email to make sure I was up to date. Carmen has an excellent work ethic, positive outlook, a genuine, caring personality. It's no surprise she is so successful. If we ever return to the area she will be the only agent we consult! David M. Baker  More Less 

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06/03/2015 - JessicaSTS
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $500K in North Bethesda, MD.

My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Carmen on two occasions. As a newly engaged couple and first-time home buyers in 2010, she helped us find our dream condo—a 2 bed/2 bath unit in North Bethesda—and made the home buying process truly enjoyable by educating us along the way. Five years, a dog, and an active toddler later, there was no question who we would call when ready to sell our condo and purchase a single family home for our growing family. Beyond Carmen’s profound knowledge of the real estate market, Carmen embodies professionalism at its core. She listens to and is respectful of her clients’ needs, wants, and capacities—and she does not waste anyone’s time. Carmen’s unparalleled energy and positive attitude allow her to work equally hard for all of her clients, regardless of her bottom line. Accessible when convenient for us, Carmen remarkably maintained the ability to make us feel as though we were her only client. As for specifics on our recent transactions, Carmen’s recommendations for listing and showing the condo led to multiple offers in just days, and we purchased our single family home following a thoughtful and fair negotiation. Carmen’s work does not go unnoticed. At the closing of our new home, the sellers themselves went out of their way to compliment her professionalism and proficiency. If we ever choose to move again, Carmen will certainly receive our call! In the meantime, we will continue to confidently refer Carmen to friends and colleagues, as there is no one better with whom to work.  More Less 

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