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Dare Johnson Wenzler

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7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

REALTOR, RealEstateOnTheHill.com

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Commercial R.E.

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Dare has been very responsive to inquiries. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the area for all types of buyers. I was specifically looking to be an investor and she has provided some key points to consider as an investor.

  

08/08/2015 - user0865351
Showed home in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20003.

Dare has been very responsive to inquiries. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the area for all types of buyers. I was specifically looking to be an investor and she has provided some key points to consider as an investor.

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05/27/2015 - user115230
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.975M in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Dare was an absolutely fantastic realtor. She found us a beautiful home that was exactly what we were looking for before the house went on the market. Since we got the property pre-market we locked in a great price. Dare was also extremely helpful in dealing with the seller and working out details on our final contracting, etc. She was always available and very responsive. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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05/26/2015 - user9792584
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $825K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

When I decided to sell my 2-unit, Capitol Hill townhouse, I scoured the Internet to find an agent who I felt would do a good job. I looked at each agent's individual web site, ratings, list of properties sold, experience, etc., and eventually narrowed it down to two. Then, based on a telephone interview, I chose Dare. I could not be happier with that choice. I was immediately impressed with Dare's comprehensive marketing plan. It was a thorough, well thought out approach with detailed, specific steps to help me get the best price for my property. Dare has some unique attributes in that regard, such as her own syndicated blog, favored positioning on Zillow, Trulia, etc., and has clearly developed an entire marketing program--she doesn't just list the property and put it into the MLS. She employs an effective strategy designed to get the property sold. As an out of town owner, I was also impressed with her willingness to take charge of the many small fix-up projects which would be necessary to make the property show well. She had contacts with excellent contractors, who did the work at very reasonable prices, and with my approval arranged for everything, monitored the progress, and sent pictures when the work was finished. Her judgement with respect to what needed doing and what was not essential was outstanding. She even helped with paint color selections, based on her knowledge of what purchasers like. Although I used to be a real estate agent myself, I was unprepared for the myriad of rules involved when selling property in DC, and was thankful for Dare's expertise in that regard. Moreover, when tenants are involved, there is a lot of "hand-holding" involved if things are to go smoothly. Dare was absolutely outstanding in handling two sets of tenants, and managed to keep them happy during the preparations for selling. That is essential, because a troublesome tenant can cause unbelievable problems and huge delays in selling a property. Perhaps the most valuable service which Dare provided was proper pricing for the property. She utilized a team of experienced agents to help arrive at a price which would attract interest and hopefully competition, without being too low. The current DC market is very unusual based on my experience, and the "old" technique of starting out high and lowering the price often results in either no sale, or getting lower offers than if the property was priced properly to begin with. That very thing happened to some friends of mine, so I knew first hand how essential proper pricing was. Dare's technique was spot on, and we ended up getting multiple offers which competed against each other, resulting in a final sale price substantially over my asking price. It was so high, in fact, that we accepted a slightly lower offer than the highest one, because it had no appraisal contingency and we were afraid the property would not appraise. Finally, the service after the contract acceptance was also exemplary. Dare has a very competent team which organizes all of the paperwork (of which there is a lot), and coordinates everything through closing. In summary, every aspect of this transaction went smoothly and professionally. I would unequivocally recommend Dare to handle the sale of your property, which is why I took the time to write this fairly lengthy review. I am entirely confident you will be pleased with her services, and your property will get sold at the best possible price with the least hassle.

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02/08/2015 - iswim4free
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Near Northeast, Washington, DC.

Old & historic Capitol Hill homes come with a unique set of challenges that can make a big real estate transaction tricky. Dare doesn't just know what to look for in these charming, old homes, but she also has a long list of helpful contacts that can help make a sale a success. She knows all of the home inspectors, lenders, and home improvement handymen who understand the unique nature of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Dare's a joy to work with, and the team of other professionals she works with makes an otherwise stressful process very easy.

Dare helped us sell our home above asking price, and she's helped several of our friends find great new homes on the Hill!

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01/28/2015 - aeepstei7
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Dare helped us buy our first home. She was always responsive and warm and available to answer questions from small to big. She knows Capitol Hill incredibly well but also other areas of the city too. She made us feel comfortable and made the process laid-back and less stressful than I imagined it would be. She was able to put us in touch with other people who could give us advice on things like schools and rennovations.

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01/11/2015 - cschuette
Bought a home in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20002.

My wife and I purchased our first home with the help of Dare and we couldn't have had a better experience. She understands the dynamics of the local housing market and we always felt like she had our best interest in mind. Dare was recommended to us by some friends and we would gladly recommend her to our friends as well. Thanks for everything, Dare!

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01/11/2015 - rachelcs
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $825K in Near Northeast, Washington, DC.

We had a great experience with Dare. She was easy to work with and always responsive to our requests to visit properties. She is a veteran of the Hill and was able to put us in touch with people she knew who had kids in the local school so we could ask questions. She even introduced us to our future neighbors. We had a smooth, low stress process and ended up with a home we love.

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01/09/2015 - benparkshere
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Barney Circle, Washington, DC.

Dare is awesome! She knows Capitol Hill so well, and we couldn't have bought the house we did without her. She took our needs into consideration, showing us a variety of houses in different areas, helping us see the potentials and pitfalls of each property. She was straightforward and honest, helping us understand different aspects of the process that we knew nothing about. She shared her knowledge of and possible concerns about places we looked at as if she was buying it herself, while still being supportive of whatever decision we wanted to make.

When we put our first offer in, she explained the process to us and helped us negotiate an offer we felt comfortable with that she knew would be very compelling and competitive, and all within our budget. When we were outbid over our budget, she encouraged us not to go higher, and that there would be something better. It didn't take long for her to find it, and she found it before it even went on the market! Because of her insight into the market, understanding of what we wanted, and knowledge of the area, Dare was able to find us a home that we love in an enjoyable area that continues to grow better and better each day. And we got it without having to get into a bidding war. (In fact, the day we closed, another house practically identical to ours went on the market and got three offers for about $20k more than what we paid for ours.)

We love Dare, and have already recommended her to friends, who are about to close on a new condo with Dare's help! We'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a place on the Hill and beyond!

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01/09/2015 - aprilacockerham
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Near Northeast, Washington, DC.

Dare was amazing. We could not recommend her more highly. We were new to the city when buying, so it was incredibly helpful to have a realtor who knew the ins and outs of the area as well as Dare did. She was patient with us as we basically figured out what we were looking for while we were looking. We also had MAJOR issues with the seller, and because we are first-time home buyers it was absolutely essential that we had an experienced person behind us. Dare really went to bat for us and we will absolutely use her the next time we are in the market for a home. We've already recommended her to family.

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10/05/2014 - rmpoynter
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Dare brought in other realtors to help gauge the correct asking price for our home - an incredibly helpful and valuable piece of the process. She was honest and open with us throughout the process and also ensured the open house ran smoothly.

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