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Topher Cushman & Dare Johnson
Realtors
7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

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

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014 - zuser20140603063629066
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Dare was absolutely incredible! Dare made purchasing our first home a great experience - she helped us through every step of the process and was an incredible advocate on our behalf during the offer process. We would not have been able to get such a great house if it wasn't for Dare. She is really straight-forward, tells you exactly what you need to hear rather than what you want to, and does not try to sugar coat anything. We really liked a house early on in the process, but Dare told us that we could do a lot better for our money. So we listened to her, and she was right - we got our dream home at an even lower price. She also found out about the home before it was on the market, and she got us in to see it twice before the open house. That way we were able to start getting everything together for the offer right away. Dare has lived in the Capitol Hill neighborhood for years, so no one knows the area better than her. She also has a business management background, which paid huge dividends in the negotiation process. Her knowledge of the area also means that she knows a number of contractors, handymen, plumbers, and inspectors, and she will tell you exactly who to get for the work you need and the budget you have. Plus, she really sticks to her word. There was a leak in the furnace that she said she would take care of. We didn't realize that she paid a plumber herself to fix it! We highly, highly recommend Dare!
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Response from Topher Cushman on 06/04/2014
Thank you Zuser! I appreciate the feedback and it was a pleasure working with you all :) - Dare

 

- Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014 - mdrona
Bought a Apartment home in 2014 in Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC.
Dare is great to team up with when looking for your next home in DC. She is thorough, very efficient, knows the market, stays on top of everything, proactive, and professional. I highly recommend working with Dare Johnson.
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02/18/2014 - rnog23
Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
I worked with Dare Johnson to identify an investment property on Cap Hill and she was an invaluable asset. Dare had a real insiders feel to the Hill that helped in determining which sub-neighborhoods to focus on. Dare has also worked extensively with both buyers and developers of homes in the area which gives her great insight into pricing and stylistic expectations for properties. It was pleasure to work with Dare and she proved herself to be responsive, professional and focused on my success.

Rick
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2014 - dianarojasshopping
Bought a home in 2013.
Dare Johnson was instrumental in identifying an investment property for us and helping us through the process of acquiring it. She was easy to work with and totally responsive at all hours, including during her vacation. I would definitely work with her again.
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Response from Topher Cushman on 01/21/2014
Thank you dianarojasshopping! I enjoyed working with you all and cannot wait to see the finished product :) - Dare

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014 - aedney4
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Kingman Park, Washington, DC.
Dare understood what I was looking for, stayed within my price range and was even kind enough to take my meticulous dad on follow-up visits that reassured me before putting in offers. We worked together for about a year and she was also patient and always kept me in mind even when I'd get frustrated and stop looking as diligently myself. In addition, I enjoyed working with her. She's upbeat and honest, a combo I appreciated while looking for a home.
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Response from Topher Cushman on 01/18/2014
Thank you, Aedney4 ... It was a long road, but we had fun ! And you ended up with a super place - Dare

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014 - moriarty1
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $1.675M in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Dare understood our needs and kept her ear to the ground for new houses that fit them. After two years (!), her hard work paid off, and she found us a great house in a perfect location. Capitol Hill is a hot market, and we couldn't have done this without her knowledge and persistence. Topher also filled in ably when Dare was out of town on the day of the closing.
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Response from Topher Cushman on 01/15/2014
Thank you moriarty1! It was the proverbial needle in the haystack but I was thrilled to be able to find you that place ... I know you'll enjoy many happy years there :) - Dare

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014 - Erica Jacobs
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $925K in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Dare and Topher were fantastic to work with. They were on top of the sale from the first time we talked about the 'idea' of putting our house on the market. They went above and beyond the call of duty, stopping by the house to let in a repair guy if I was running late, to getting out there with tools to fix something before the inspector showed up. What I appreciated most was that while they worked hard for the sale, they were low-key in dealing with us. Not pushy or over the top, just straightforward and really easy to get along with. Then the house sold for a good deal over asking and we got our offers (multiple bids and escalation clauses!) after 4 days. They really know the Hill!
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Response from Topher Cushman on 01/15/2014
Thank you Erica ... We enjoyed our part in helping to get the house (which had long been a rental property) spiffed up and ready to sell! Thank you for trusting us and our recommendations, we know it took a leap of faith at times ;) We are thrilled everything turned out so well

 

- Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014 - MLGJBW
Bought a home in 2013 for approximately $1.3M.
Dare worked with us on the purchase of our home on Capitol Hill this past summer. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and the realtors and developers working in the neighborhood. When our closing date got pushed back because of issues on the builders' end, she aggressively pursued our best interests and got us into our house on time. Aside from her professional expertise, she is really nice and fun, too! We loved working with Dare and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking on the Hill or surrounding areas.
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Response from Topher Cushman on 01/15/2014
Thank you MLGJBW ... it wasn't easy but we did it and your new home is a real showstopper ! I really enjoyed working with you all :) - Dare

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2013 - user0883975
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC.
Dare was extremely accommodating and knows the Capitol Hill area like the back of her hand. Could not recommend a realtor who is easier to work with than Dare. She gave great advice and it's clear that her priority is finding the right home, not getting herself the highest commission possible (I have dealt with several realtors whose priorities run the other way).
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- Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2013 - user81974226
Sold a home in 2012.
Dare was on the case weeks before I moved to Washington, sending listings and, more importantly, listening to what I was looking for and helping to focus the search. This was all the more important because I didn't know Washington at all and wanted to buy within a month of arriving. As a first-time buyer I wasn't sure whether I could even make a purchase happen, but she was able to clear up the confusion of diving in with guidance about both an unfamiliar process and a new city. Better yet, she negotiated a great deal. Because of her, we were able to make an offer in a couple weeks on what must have been the third or fourth place we saw on the search. I'd recommend her to any prospective homeowners, though especially to first time buyers and those who are new to the District.
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