Sometimes You Win by Losing! This buyer decided not to buy but still appreciated my service.

I worked with Lise Howe for some months as I searched for a property to purchase in the DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia). Lise took exquisite and unsurpassably compassionate care of and for me – a demanding, difficult, exactlng, anxious potential buyer. Lise brought to bear seasoned, keenly professional knowledge about various aspects of properties that concerned me particularly, including the possible presence of hazardous materials built into the structures we inspected and the potential for radon gas in the lots and land where these structures were located. Lise took my concerns seriously and nonjudgmentally, and she made very clear her desire that I feel safe and comfortable living in any property I might decide to purchase. Lise never betrayed the trust I placed in her with highly personal details of my life.

I have interacted with a number of real estate agents in the DMV and elsewhere. Each was courteous and professional, but none surpassed Lise with regard to pertinent knowledge, generosity of time,  capacity to establish rapport, willingness to provide material resources I would never have imagined anyone would make available, and forbearance from exerting on her client any pressure to purchase.

Ultimately I decided I did not wish to own in the DMV. Lise was completely accepting of this, wished me well, and made clear I could reach back out to her if my current plans prove inexecutable.

We Used Facetime to Buy Our House

Lise and her team made our recent home purchase a wonderful process! We live overseas, and ended up putting in an offer on our new home before ever seeing it. Lise made sure we did virtual walk throughs, giving honest commentary of what she saw in person while really listening to what was important to us. She went above and beyond, even driving around to take videos of neighborhoods to give us the best possible understanding of the houses we were interested in. She also helped us negotiate a great price!—never an easy feat in the DMV market, but Lise made it look effortless. Her team made sure every detail of the purchase process was taken care of. In the end, we ended up with a great home in our dream neighborhood. We can’t thanks Lise and her team enough! C. B. and A.B. (U.S. State Department)

Lise jumped in to help me with an offer to buy my townhouse before it was on the market. She was a great guide to what I needed to do, an advocate for me, and available whenever it was necessary. She explained exactly what the process was and how to prepare for the different steps. I enjoyed her sense of humor and calm competence during this process that can be stressful. The outcome was perfect!

-Sarah, MD home seller

From the moment we met Lise Howe, our fears about not being able to sell our condominium in Kenwood Forest disappeared. Lise is a wonderful combination of the very professional, businesslike realtor and the down-to-earth, practical friend who knows exactly what needs to be done and how. All Lise’s suggestions were on the mark. My husband and I took great advantage of the army of plumbers, painters, cleaners and movers who serve at Lise’s command. We would have wasted lots of valuable time trying to find reliable, affordable and good help by ourselves. Since it was late Fall when we put our condo up for sale, and Lise had informed us that we had lots of competition, we knew selling the property wouldn’t be easy. We therefore very much appreciated how Lise was always candid with us, providing frequent updates about where things stood, even when the news was disappointing. Happily, before the holidays began, Lise found the perfect match for our condo. Within days – and with the tremendous help of her very efficient office – we completed all the paperwork and all the final touches. What we dreaded would be an onerous and demanding project turned into a successful sale. We have only Lise to thank for her great expertise and experience, her diligence and candor and her wit and friendship.

-Amy, Chevy Chase home seller

I am very grateful to Lise for helping me sell our house quickly and efficiently. It took only 6 weeks from the initial conversation on the sale to the closing transaction. It would not have happened had I hired another agent. Lise’s excellent knowledge of the area, great sense of the market, expertise in procedures and rules, her personal directory of resources that may be needed in the process, and her clientele base — they all make the process a smooth ride and get you to a happy destination. Lise will stand for your interests and will pro-actively advise you on all important matters of your transaction.

–Chevy Chase home seller

A Great House and Lise Saved Me 3%

Lise was the best realtor I could have asked for! I was looking to buy, and Lise and I while I was looking through open houses and apartments and condos in Washington DC on my own, we immediately connected and it just went from there.  She was incredibly professional and patient with me the entire time, and held my hand throughout the entire process – adeptly navigating everything from contracts to loans and mortgages to banks and everything in between. She was particularly helpful at making sure that I had all the best options available to me at every step of the way. In the end, she helped me get a wonderful just renovated 3BR / 3BA in DC for almost 3% off listing, but at significantly less than it was appraised for – a great deal! Would wholeheartedly recommend Lise to any and everyone!

–Niko, DC home buyer

Lise is knowledgable and trustworthy. She helped us find the right home for us in our price range and without pressure. She is personable and friendly. Would absolutely recommend working with Lise!

–Emily, Reston home buyer

Lise Equals No Pressure!

Lise is wonderful to work with. She meets you where you’re at and doesn’t pressure you to make decisions you’re not comfortable with. As a first time home buyer, this is very important. She also educates you throughout the process. I really appreciate her sincere enthusiasm, patience, and calmness. We ran into a few hiccups, but she always had a workable solution and was very reassuring throughout the process. Her team (Lissy, in particularly) is also extremely helpful. I cannot recommend Lise enough!

–Sarah, North Bethesda home buyer, 2021

I enjoyed working with Lise to sell my mother’s house. I am 3,000 miles away and Lise helped me take care of so many things that were necessary to be done in order to put her house on the market. I am grateful for her can do attitude and support doing this process. I highly recommend Lise and her team for any real estate needs you might have!

–Shelley, Silver Spring home seller, 2021

5 Transactions and More to Come!

Over the period of a decade or so Lise has served as our realtor for at least 5 listings, including the recent sale of our Bethesda condo. Lise is a very capable realtor who is dedicated to her clients and their best interests. In addition to being industrious, persistent, and honest, she is a lovely person with whom to work. We have recommended her to friends and relatives, all of whom have been impressed and pleased with her work. I strongly recommend Lise as one of the best and most effective real estate agents in the region.

–Bruce, Bethesda home seller, 2021