As an active member of the real estate community for the past 15 years in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, I have occupied many different roles and responsibilities within the commercial real estate industry ranging from Brokerage Coordination, Marketing, Analyst, Research Finance to Sales.
Currently, I am focused on serving the residential real estate community of Northern Virginia. As a proud member of the First Realty, LLC family, I embrace the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into every transaction.
With a passion for service I am always eager to help with the home buying and selling needs of my clients.
A native Washingtonian, Karen has seen first hand the growth and expansion throughout the area. She, along with her husband and son, have called Northern Virginia their home for the past 30+ years. In the early 80’s, Karen discovered her affinity for real estate, which led to her working for real estate management companies.
During this period, she developed and cemented her skills of evaluating, investing, and managing real properties, successfully handling both residential and commercial. Karen also co-founded Design Business Furniture, Inc. in 1992. Design Business Furniture is listed as “one of the top office furniture companies” by The Washington Business Journal.
Her extensive real estate and related business experience has enhanced her ability to find homes for buyers, individuals, families and businesses, small and large, with personal attention to detail and with professionalism.
Understanding the importance of maximizing equity, not over-improving and staging the property, she also provides her listing clients with a keen insight into the essentials of selling their home.
Karen’s goal and emphasis has always been “client first”, and as a trusted REALTOR® she listens and responds to the call of her client’s needs, wants and expectations.
Born and raised in Fairfax County, VA. I have extensive experience in leadership development, business ownership, personal development, and of course sales and negotiations. Currently I'm a full time licsensed agent working directly with the Michael Putnam Group at Remax Executives. My intent is to provide you with the most unforgetiable, informative customer experience possible thoroughout your selling and/or purchasing processs.
A North Carolina native, David graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and is a magna cum laude alum and Phi Beta Kappa scholar of Duke University.
As founder of the Bediz Group, David is an entrepreneur with an eye for detail and a strong work ethic. David was elected for two terms to the Board of Directors of GCAAR, the area’s REALTOR association, with 8,800 agents and ownership in MRIS, the area’s only MLS provider.
In addition, he was elected for two terms to the Board of Directors to DCAR, the state-level association of REALTORS. He is proud to be so involved in both organizations, which are the only organizations that exist to advocate on behalf of homeowners in Washington at both a local and national level.
His real estate experience began in 2000 as an entrepreneurial real estate investor, and then continued in real estate sales and consulting for clients beginning in 2004. With five years of professional web design and photography experience to boot, he brings a unique, personal marketing perspective to sellers and the first-hand knowledge necessary for buyers.
Some of his notable accomplishments are to sell the former home of Warren Harding to the Principality of Monaco for its Ambassadors’ residence and to lease the $3.5M home used as the residence of the popular television show Top Chef: DC. He’s also extremely proud of his team, which he takes pride in directing with great care to ensure the highest standards of customer service and market knowledge.
Owning as many as 20 rental properties at one time, David understands the needs of commercial and landlord clients, and has direct knowledge of local laws and processes necessary to operate a successful rental housing endeavor. In DC, rental housing laws are the toughest in the nation for landlords, and David knows the pitfalls and shortcuts to obey the law and operate a business efficiently and effectively.
David is certified as an e-Agent, and is authorized for Commercial, Residential and Rental Real Estate transactions. He is licensed to practice real estate sales in Washington, DC, as well as Maryland and Virginia.
In addition to David’s real estate accomplishments, he also finds time to volunteer for the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Food & Friends, Cherry and other local charities. He loves to cook, is still in training for his private pilot’s license and has recently taken on oil painting as a hobby, completing several works that have been displayed in local art shows.