Barbara is the Consummate Professional

Barbara is the Consummate Professional. She is Pro-Active, Responsive, Courteous, Knowledgeable & Persistent. Her years of experience are a Huge Asset + her Career as a Very Successful Realtor speaks for itself. We valued her advice and, in particular, her patience. ~Paul and Ellen Kirisitz Former Owners of 11230 Watermill Lane

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I wish to commend Barbara for the help freely given …

11617 Fulham St

Although personal matters required the agency to run for a full year, Barbara was always ready with helpful information during this extended period. Then, when our personal situation was over, and I finally authorized the sale, the house sold in one day at a fair price. I wish to commend Barbara for the help freely given during the one year “waiting” period and the “instant” sale, all achieved by virtue of her great ability, knowledge and experience.

Bernard Konick Former Owner 11617 Fulham St

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Emily is a True Gem Among Real Estate Agents

Equal parts kind, patient, and knowledgeable, Emily is a true gem among real estate agents who genuinely cares about her clients and enjoys seeing them make the transition from house hunter to homeowner. Not only did Emily help me identify the right home, but she also helped me avoid a few bad apples along the way ‐‐ one of which, if not for Emily’s keen eye for detail, could have cost me a small fortune from being on the hook for a hidden long‐term commitment. Dr. Paul Jones Buyer of Home in Brookeville, MD

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Barbara knows the area real estate market ..

1121 University Blvd West

Barbara knows the area real estate market and helped me set an excellent advice on pricing my condo unit and it was sold very fast! She is professional and dedicated to her clients she answered my questions promptly. I fully recommend her. Thank you so much, Barbara! Seller of 1121 University Blvd, Unit 401, Suwalak Chokechaitanasin

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Radon Testing Now Required in Most County Sales

As of October, 2016, Montgomery County law requires that a detached single-family and townhouse located in the County must be tested for radon before completing a sale of the home. The law does not apply in the sale of certain home sales, e.g., REO sale, tax sale, and administration of a decedent’s estate.  The law requires the seller to perform the radon test, or permit the buyer to perform the radon test. If the seller offers the buyer the opportunity to do the test, and the buyer chooses not to, the seller must perform the test to meet the statutory requirement that a test be performed. Both the seller and the buyer must receive a copy of the results of the radon test.  The test may be done by the seller, buyer, or third party (for example a home inspector or radon testing professional) using a testing device approved for use by the County. This law requires reporting radon results, but does not impose contingency requirements in the contract.
In drafting sales contracts, care and thought must be given to the implications of this law. For example, if a buyer neglects to make the contract contingent on radon inspection, the buyers may end up with a radon report with bad results but, have no recourse against owner to remediate the problem! For more details call me, or see Radon GCAAR Article

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This Testimonial is One of The Best Descriptions of the Range of My Activities!
“We recommend her highly.”

Well over a year before we put our house on the market, we needed help getting the biggest bang for our buck for making the house appealing to buyers, Barbara had marketed to our neighborhood over the years, so she was familiar to us and we started by calling her for advice. She met with us promptly at our home, walked through with us, and explained “de-cluttering.” She also made recommendations for Improvement projects that would make our home sellable. Her suggestions for contractors to do work on the house and even for a mover were immensely helpful. Her advice helped us prioritize projects and organize our move to take out clutter and stage the house. Barbara also effectively advised on all the real estate procedures, timing, and paperwork, and negotiated the best deal when three offers were made on the house within days of its going on the market. Finally, Barbara helped us through complications from inspection requirements and appraisal repercussions. Our house sale brought us more money than we had hoped and on an optimal schedule. There are many factors Involved in selling a house that a Realtor cannot control – economy and appraisal for just two of those ­but Barbara’s guidance helped us get the most out of our house as quickly as possible. We recommend her highly.

1457 Casino Circle, ~Jim Klumpp and Yvonne Carignan, Mars Hill, North Carolina, Nov 2016

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Montgomery County Sales for November 2015

Montgomery County Breaking News: Market Report for November 2015 Sales Prices and Sales Volume are Both Up from Nov 2014. My Snapshot of Montgomery County Market Shows: Sales Volume in November 2015 was up 13.81% relative to November 2014 (857 units versus 753 units). Average price was up 4.74% ($504,492 versus $481,656). Days on the Market (DOM) was steady at 57 in both 2015 and 2014.
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Montgomery County Sales Nov 2015

Montgomery County Sales Nov 2015

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Working with her has been a very pleasant experience.

Front Elevation_1 Healed Reduced sizeWe have known Barbara slightly for years. Over the past 35 yrs or so she has successfully sold 90% of the homes in the Kemp Mill area. Working with her has been a very pleasant experience. She has been very helpful in solving some problems with the property. I recommend most highly her services and team. ~Bernard Hillig, M.D. High Point, N.C.
Barbara’s Response: 90% is an over-estimate but, we do a significant number of the sales.

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I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone who is buying or selling at home.

Barbara Ciment was everything and more I could have asked for in a Realtor. She gave great advice for pricing and preparing our home for showing. Marketing materials were fabulous! All aspects of our sale went quickly and smoothly due to Barbara’s experience and professionalism.  Thanks for doing such a great job for our family! Sincerely, Rachel Powell

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Barbara was there for us whenever we needed

Even though it took longer to sell our home than we anticipated, Barbara was there for us whenever we needed. She kept us up-to-date on showings, open houses, and was always available by phone. She worked especially hard during our negotiations with a very difficult … and got the deal done. We would recommend her to anyone looking to sell a house. ~ Darlene and Jay Schwartz April 2015

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Barbara Ciment, Realtor