Buyers


DC buyers experience a highly-competitive, low-inventory environment where the real estate landscape is constantly shifting. Timing is key. Neighborhoods are transforming and expanding. Price points are disappearing. Some off-market inventory is invisible to the public and the rules of the game are largely an insider secret.

To address these challenges, the ideal DC buyer’s agent possesses a solid knowledge of District neighborhoods, market data & trends, awareness of outside influences and their effects on the market, listing strategies, access to off-market inventory + understanding of the potential of improvable properties. Outstanding negotiation skills are key, along with the ability to inform and educate. That’s a big skill set!
The whole package.
We’re the team buyers depend on to identify properties, navigate the purchase process and advocate for their interests. Our decade of experience in the new construction industry adds layers of knowledge and value to new home purchases.  The team’s combined 16 years of experience in buyer representation has honed strategies, tools and market knowledge to make the purchase process smoother and more successful. Access to Compass’ database of off-market inventory gives buyers a glimpse into the inventory of tomorrow, making today’s decisions easier. Our team was built on buyer representation. We’re dedicated to providing the tools and information necessary to help you make the best possible decisions for your DC home purchase.
Compass offers a unique set of programs and tools to help buyers reach their goals. From Compass Collections to Compass Coming Soon and Compass Bridge Loan Services, we make it easier than ever before for buyers to accomplish their real estate goals.

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Sellers


DC sellers face a shifting market, demanding buyers, outside market influences amplified in the nation’s capital, challenges to the District’s market dominance from National Landing, and seasonal factors that make timing key.

To address these challenges, the ideal DC listing agent has a firm grasp of market influences and thorough understanding of values throughout the District.  It’s a given that market-driven strategies, polished marketing campaigns and outstanding service are required. The ability to transform homes into products designed to meet the desires of target buyers is a distinct advantage. Addition of a program that defers associated costs until settlement is a true game-changer.

We have the experience and expertise to help sellers price, present and market properties to their best advantage. The Isaacs Team’s understanding of DC pricing trends, inventory and data adds insight and strategic advantage, while Compass technology and marketing tools offer tremendous value and market impact.

We pair our track record of successfully assisting homeowners in updating and presenting DC homes with the unique Compass Concierge program which allows sellers to defer the costs of updating, presentation free of charge until closing. It’s a combination that provides sellers with a powerful advantage in the competitive DC real estate market.

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Seller Advantage - DC Real Estate


  • PREPARING TO LIST involves selection of a listing agent who will guide you through the steps to preparing and listing your home for sale. The Isaacs Team will help you decide which improvements and steps are worthwhile and which will not net you a greater sales price. We'll walk your home together and our team will provide you with recommendations.
  • PRICING a home to sell quickly and at the highest number requires market knowledge, full analysis of comparatives, understanding of hyper-local pricing trends and strategies, along with a little "spidey" sense.  As us for a free market analysis of your home.
  • MARKETING your home with a combination of technology, social media and email campaigns, as well as traditional methods gives your listing the greatest exposure.
  • PACKAGING your home is the first step in the marketing process. We'll evaluate your home's appeal to it's target buyer and help create the presentation most likely to generate offers. To learn more about 'packaging' a home for sale, read our Property Packaging, 3 P's For Sellers and Staging articles in the tools section of this site.
  • NEGOTIATION involves more than agreement on your home price. Terms can be equally important in a DC real estate contract. We are seasoned negotiators who assist you in evaluating offer terms and help you negotiate a contract that is most advantageous for you.  We put your interests first.
  • TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT is part of our job. We oversee the process from start to finish, ensuring that it is the smoothest possible experience for you.
  • DELIVERING the home for settlement ensures that staging has been carefully removed, the home is in the condition your contract requires and the buyer's final walk-through will be as pleasant and issue-free as possible.
  • SETTLEMENT is the final step in your transaction. We're there with you, working with title, the buyer's lender and selling agent to effect a smooth and issue-free closing.

Buyer Advantage - DC Real Estate


  • BUYERS aren't secondary clients to The Isaacs Team. We built our business  around buyers. While most agents focus on listings and acquire buyers through listing inquiries and open houses, we reach out to you directly through our unique website. Realestateinthedistrict.com provides the market insights, education, tools and transparency that have long been missing from the agent/buyer relationship. We provide our buyers with proven strategies for every market condition, designed to help you win in a seller's market and make the most of a buyer's market.
  • PRICING your offer requires extensive market knowledge, a keen understanding of the comparatives and market trends in each micro-neighborhood. While listing agents focus on the particular area they market, we are in and out of homes throughout the District on a daily basis with our buyers. This not only gives us an advantage when we're listing a home, but a distinct advantage when helping our buyers decide how much to pay for a home.
  • PACKAGING your offer is as important as  pricing an offer. Our decades of experience and unique strategies help you present the offer most likely to be accepted by the seller of the home you've chosen to purchase.
  • PURCHASING NEW CONSTRUCTION is very different than buying a resale home. Read about it on our Buying New Construction page in the Tools section of this site. We offer the benefit of over a decade of training and experience in selling, marketing and managing new construction projects for developers. Our unique insight into the products and process adds value to your new home purchase.
  • TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT is part of our job. We oversee the process from start to finish, ensuring that it is the smoothest possible experience for you.
  • SETTLEMENT and DELIVERY are important final steps in the purchase process. We'll guide you through them and support you as you become new homeowners!
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Disclaimer: The Isaacs Team LLC is a real estate team. We are real estate agents, not contractors, project managers, CPAs, budget supervisors, stagers or interior designers. Sellers requiring these services should seek advice and service from trained, licensed professionals in these fields. While we are dedicated to helping make the updating and presentation process as easy as possible for homeowners, our duties are limited and the responsibility for decisions and oversight is solely the homeowner’s. Recommendations and/or suggestions for contractors, tradesmen, service providers and/or vendors are made without guarantee or warranty. The Isaacs Team LLC and Compass are not responsible or liable for the work or practices of service providers. Homeowners are encouraged to perform due diligence before making hiring, bid and contract decisions. The Isaacs Team LLC, its principals, successors and assigns assume no responsibility or liability for construction timelines or deadlines. Homeowners are encouraged to seek a legal review of contracts and agreements before signing. Special terms and conditions apply to the Compass Concierge program.