I highly recommend Betty Batty as both a listing and buying agent. We used her for both during our recent home sale/purchase, and I can honestly say I can’t imagine what she could have done more to make our experience better – she was outstanding all around. Some details: – Highly proactive in her interactions. Our purchase was contingent on the sale of our existing home & all settlements had to be completed the same day, so a number of details had to come together at once for a smooth transaction. Betty became the central hub to coordinate all parties involved, including the other realtors, banks, title companies, repairmen, etc. She always followed up to confirm things were in order, & facilitate as much as possible. She was personally present for home inspections, repairs on new house to ensure completed, and even volunteered to meet some repairmen on our behalf when schedule conflicts came up. – Prompt and professional. Made herself available day and night, in whatever forum worked best for us (phone, text, in person visits). She typically responded within an hour of contact, unless I’d sent her an email at 1am (& sometimes even then)! She was respectful of our family schedule too (we have a 9 mo old) which was greatly appreciated. – Gave her realistic & honest opinions (backed by data to support) on recommended prices, offers, negotiation points, etc. She thoroughly seemed to know the market, and we sold our house in under a week receiving what I felt to be a fair price. She would listen to our perspective too, & I strongly believe that even if we disagreed on any of the details she would respect our perspective and do her best to make it work. – Strong support network – it was obvious she was promoting our home sale/listing through a number of channels. For any services provided (repairs, inspections, lenders, etc) she had a number of low-pressure recommendations, and all her recommendations were excellent. – Truly had our best interest as customers in mind – it was obvious she was not out for the path of least resistance for an easy sell, but wanted us to get the best & fairest deal possible. She was a strong negotiator and advocate on our behalf. In summary, I’ve always been a real-estate agent skeptic, as in our previous 2 home purchases, it felt as if our agents were paid a lot to do a little… however, I have a completely new perspective after our experience with Betty, as I believe she was worth her weight in gold & truly helped make our recent move as smooth and stress-free a situation as possible. We will be using her again & recommending her to everyone we know. Thanks Betty! – Katy and Jason
Just wrapped up a wonderful Thanksgiving and the holiday season is well under way. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of my clients and those who have recommended me to their family and friends. I am honored to work mostly through referrals and I am grateful for my success. I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks and hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Remember I am always here for you – not just during the home sale or purchase. I’m here as a resource and a friend forever!
Betty is patient and makes you feel as if you are her only client and that she can devote as much time as you need….
Details! Buying and/or Selling a home rests entirely on the details—knowing the current real estate market and local
neighborhoods, the rules and regulations that govern the transactions, and, especially, the client’s needs and wants. Betty Batty is very detailed oriented! She has the experience and know-how to help you navigate the home buying/selling process. Betty is especially good at is listening to her clients, working with their timetable, and alleviating the inevitable stressful moments. She is patient and makes you feel as if you are her only client and that she can devote as much time as you need, all the while juggling her other priorities. She promptly responds to every phone call, text, or even late-night email, often in the 6 a.m. hour! Betty very successfully represented us in the sale of our home in Bethesda and, previously, our daughter when she sold her home in Silver Spring. She goes beyond the basics and strives to assist her clients through and after the sale and closing process. Multiple times, we asked for her advice not just for our Bethesda home, but also on our relocation to Severna Park, MD. Betty recommended a realtor, who found an unlisted home in the very development we wanted. Without Betty, we may have missed that opportunity. We cannot recommend Betty highly enough. She is a professional and will follow up with you on every detail to ensure a smooth transaction, including tracking the buyer’s or seller’s agent’s responsibilities, too. We remain very satisfied with all of Betty’s efforts for us, and we know you will be satisfied, too. – Carol and Dennis
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