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Carmen Fontecilla

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  • 20910
  • Silver Spring

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20 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  

(12)

Past Sales  

(100 all-time)
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Price
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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Seller
01/16/2015
$280,500

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01/16/2015 - Seller - $280,500

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Seller
12/16/2014
$950,000

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12/16/2014 - Seller - $950,000

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Seller
12/09/2014
$460,000

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12/09/2014 - Seller - $460,000

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Before meeting Carmen, I was very skeptical about realtors in general. They are usually not helpful, not informed, not engaged, and just end up costing me money for nothing. Carmen has shown me how useful a realtor agent can be. Carmen is very knowledgable of the processes, has the necessary connections, and will not hesitate to pick up the phone or send an email to get things done. She does everything she can to protect your rights. She is very detail-oriented, yet also laid-back enough to turn the stressful times into a pleasant experience. She can be a real estate agent to give you professional advice, or a sincere friend to honestly say what she thinks, depending on the situation. My wife and I are eternally grateful for Carmen, since we simply would have given up on the condo we bought, if it wasn't for her. By thinking out of the box, she was able to produce solutions that we did not know existed, and made sure that we were 100% satisfied and happy about our purchase. Also, she utilizes her staff at Weichert very well to ensure a smooth process. If you are thinking of buying a home, and especially if you are a first-time buyer, I would absolutely recommend Carmen as a real-estate agent. It was an excellent choice for us!!!

  

04/10/2015 - ferhan ture
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $575K in Sixteenth Street Heights, Washington, DC.

Before meeting Carmen, I was very skeptical about realtors in general. They are usually not helpful, not informed, not engaged, and just end up costing me money for nothing. Carmen has shown me how useful a realtor agent can be. Carmen is very knowledgable of the processes, has the necessary connections, and will not hesitate to pick up the phone or send an email to get things done. She does everything she can to protect your rights. She is very detail-oriented, yet also laid-back enough to turn the stressful times into a pleasant experience. She can be a real estate agent to give you professional advice, or a sincere friend to honestly say what she thinks, depending on the situation. My wife and I are eternally grateful for Carmen, since we simply would have given up on the condo we bought, if it wasn't for her. By thinking out of the box, she was able to produce solutions that we did not know existed, and made sure that we were 100% satisfied and happy about our purchase. Also, she utilizes her staff at Weichert very well to ensure a smooth process. If you are thinking of buying a home, and especially if you are a first-time buyer, I would absolutely recommend Carmen as a real-estate agent. It was an excellent choice for us!!!  More Less 

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04/02/2015 - mdr
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Silver Spring, MD.

Carmen's ability to read the current market conditions was outstanding. She helped us to get top dollar when selling our condo and it sold in just 4 days. Her strategy for achieving this great success was to make certain that the place was perfectly ready to show before listing it. Carmen communicated very well, both over the phone and in email, giving us frequent updates on what was happening at every stage of the process, and this made it easy and comfortable to work with her. We left the critical decision of how to set the asking price until the last possible moment. Her assessment was spot on, and because we priced it correctly, the offer, sale and closing all happened quickly. I would highly recommend Carmen. She did a fantastic job in selling our condo.  More Less 

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03/12/2015 - danielkarp3
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Rockville, MD.

We've worked with Carmen a number of times as a renter/buyer. Most recently, she helped us buy our first house in Rockville.

In all of our interactions with Carmen, she has been incredibly responsive--I can't imagine someone being more focussed on her clients. She worked very hard to help us get the house we wanted. She went so far as to be in regular communication with us even when vacationing with her family out of the country!

We had seen the house we ended up purchasing early in our visits to open house, before we started working with Carmen. Several months later, when we began looking seriously with Carmen, this was still on the market, at a reduced price that we thought we could afford.

At this point there was another low offer in that the sellers were considering; Carmen worked with us to quickly create a proposal that appealed to the sellers while protecting us--in a difficult market, we still ended up getting the house below asking price in a competitive bid situation.

Throughout the entire process, Carmen was there to make sure things moved smoothly. I couldn't imagine how much more difficult it would have been without her by our side.

We have and will continue to recommend Carmen to friends who are looking to buy a house. In this tough market for buyers, Carmen knows the tricks to help you get the house you want!
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