Having sold two previous homes without the assistance of a realtor we prepared to sell our family home ourselves. After lots of preparation and discussion we decided that with family, work and life commitments we just didn’t have time to devote to the process. Reluctantly we decided to use a realtor. We sought out and prepared to interview several. We interviewed Betty and immediately felt the energy we sought. Betty provided us with a sound strategy on pricing, information on what to expect, etc. After our meeting we decided Betty was a good fit. Betty quickly (we had a very aggressive time frame to get listed) arranged for pictures, marketing materials, and the listing. Our home hit the market on the Thursday prior to a holiday weekend. Expecting a slow weekend we were surprised to find out our house was the most toured home in the zip code, largely due to the marketing. Betty sent us feedback and kept us informed. We were delighted to find out that on Monday we had an offer. Just 5 days on market and we had a full price offer. Our decision to use a realtor was primarily based on our inability to show the house during the week. We initially thought the realtor expenses were primarily for the showing service. Boy were we wrong. After the contract is where Betty really shined. An unforeseen issue at inspection appeared to be a deal breaker for both sides with no solution in sight. Betty used her network of professionals, along with her negotiating prowess and solved the issue. Inspection complete. During the process Betty systematically and personally communicated with us and provided information related to each phase of the sale. We strongly recommend Betty to anyone considering selling their home. – Chuck and Joanna
Betty’s clients agree that she is committed to bringing the best consumer experience and consistently exceeds expectations.
She has a proven track record of successful outcomes and has built an amazing business primarily on referrals. Check out her testimonials here.
Prior to embarking on a career in real estate, Betty spent more than 13 years fund raising, event planning and managing budgets for a national non-profit.
Betty is committed to philanthropy throughout the year. She coordinates “Warming Communities Coat Drive” each Fall and, in 2014, collected over 350 coats, hats and mittens that will keep families warm. Betty is also an ambassador for the DC Diaper Bank and is an active member of her children’s school PTA. Betty is active in her community as well and currently sits on the Advisory Board.
Betty is a Certified Negotiation Expert, a certification that a small percentage hold in the area and has also completed the National Association of Realtor’s Green Designation. She is a member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR). Betty has been awarded a number of awards throughout her career including the Coldwell Banker International Presidential Circle Award.
Betty is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, member of the Terrapin Club and lifetime member of the alumni association. The Batty’s are avid Terp fans! And Terps for life!
She was able to help with every detail of the sales process, from conception through closing. Betty was always responsive to our concerns, and provided clear guidance that we felt helped us make good decisions throughout. From pricing to property improvements to clarifying contract details to recommending contractors to handling a difficult VA appraisal process… she was ready with the knowledge and resources to handle every problem. She was also very effectively backed up by her coworkers: With Betty, you also get an outstanding team. They make very effective use of technology to speed up and simplify a sometimes complex maze of documentation. There’s just nothing negative to say. She was a responsive and dedicated advocate, and someone that we came to trust implicitly. We cannot recommend her highly enough. – David and Janet Holsinger
Betty was a tremendous advisor to us as we have never sold a home before and lived in this one for 31 years. She helped us sell our home in 9 days. Made the negotiations and settlement process smooth an easy, was responsive to every question and made us feel like the only client she was working with. The icing on the cake was when Betty helped us out of a jam by recommending a mover whom we hired, after the one we had cancelled. I would recommend Betty to anyone wishing to sell a home or needing advice on the purchase and sale of a home. – The Custer’s
Betty sold our home in Silver Spring. Betty is a delightful person to be around. She is so nice and so pleasant you might wonder if she can be pushed around by people trying to get a better deal. She can’t! Betty was our advocate from beginning to end – an excellent negotiator. Betty made the process of selling our home a smooth and mostly painless experience. Betty has contacts for every possible need that arises. Her enthusiasm, balanced with a realistic view, calms a lot of stress. She is willing to listen to her client and to give her best advice. If we were to ever buy or sell a home in the area again, Betty is the FIRST and ONLY person we would go to. – Renee Stone
Just a few photos from one of my favorite events of the year. My daughter asked three years ago if we could have a tea party and at that time I was also looking to have a small client party. I combined the two and we just hosted our third annual Client Mother and Daughter Tea Party. It’s an event my daughter and I look forward to each year. The hardest part is not having the opportunity to invite my clients with sons. Let’s just say my husband and son get out of the house as quickly as possible the morning of the tea. They want little to do with a ton of little girls and their moms invading our home.
A big thank you to all my wonderful clients and friends who joined me at the DC Diaper Bank last week. The Batty’s hosted the event and had over 35 volunteers join us. We bundled 7,575 diapers while catching up with friends and meeting new friends. My clients are great and it’s so nice when they get to know each other. We look forward to other events and helping those families in need. THANK YOU!