"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed working with you. It was our extraordinary good luck we met you the day we walked into the house our son and his fiancé now own. Despite time pressure and the complicated set of steps necessary to bring everything together- you made it all seem easy. All of us were in awe of your ability to make clear the vast array of complicated steps, smooth out any kinks, prevent anything from going wrong or falling through the cracks, and doing it all with humor and grace throughout. Buying a home under the best of circumstances can be emotionally fraught and nerve-wracking--you made it a pleasure. You have our deepest appreciation and respect."
Specialties and Designations
Investment Property, New Construction, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Resale Residential, Suburban Living, Condominiums, Eco-friendly Design and Construction, Urban Living, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, EcoBroker Certified, Luxury
Elegance lives here in this magnificent Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1898. One of the largest homes in this sought-after historic community of Garrett Park, with 6000 + square feet of finished space on 4 levels, this home is in pristine, move-in ready condition. Fully finished lower level with pool room, play room, family room, workroom, and full bath has walk-out to lovely garden and lawn areas. Huge, fully finished 3rd level suite consists of full bath, computer room, bedroom, and large living space. (Think New York City loft) Four bedrooms and three full bathrooms on second floor, including the beautifully detailed Master Bedroom with two large walk-in closets and laundry room. First floor features include gorgeous woodwork and built-ins, pocket doors, 4 fireplaces, large center- island kitchen, family room and dining area. Formal dining room with custom built-ins, elegant living room with bay windows, lovely library with a wall of built-ins to hold plenty of books, access to wrap-around porches from all rooms. Beautiful original woodwork and custom details throughout add to the charm and warmth in this entertainer's dream home. A must see bonus is the indoor basketball court!! The over-sized 756 square foot detached garage is heated and insulated and can hold 4 + cars or a boat, or provide space for a pick-up game for the hoops group, (Electric panel ready for addition of electric car charging station) Community pool and tennis courts. Walk to MARC train in Garrett Park. And so close to Grosvenor/Strathmore Metro! Easy access to 495. Great shopping and dining nearby with Pike & Rose Center, Whole Foods, Harris Teeter. Minutes from Strathmore Music Center, Walter Reed Hospital, NIH, Bethesda Naval Hospital. This is a Must See home on your list!
""We met Ilissa at an open house in late 2015 and immediately we knew we wanted to work with her. Active participants in the DC market, we constantly searched new listings, attended open houses and had worked with other agents in the past.
Ilissa was endlessly patient with us, understanding our need to prioritize the right home for our family over speed. She quickly picked up on what mattered most for us, and turned into a friend as well as a mentor that we greatly trusted.
One of those many private showings Ilissa scheduled for us turned into the house we had to have. Her swiftness and flexibility was crucial in our ability to gain the necessary materials to move forward with an offer that she spent Valentine's Day night writing up for us and submitting. Now that's love!
Ilissa's numerous relationships with key partners in the market including other brokers and mortgage lenders were incredibly helpful, and were paramount in our ability to achieve acceptance on our first offer and successfully close.
On a 1-10 scale, we would give Ilissa a 100 and could not recommend her more highly. No matter where a potential buyer or seller is in their process, she will work with them in the most thoughtful and professional manner to achieve their desired result. We are so thankful we chose to work with her and couldn't be more grateful for her efforts in helping us find our dream house." Washington, DC
- Christie B. & Jason B.
""We greatly benefited from Ilissa’s expertise and solid network of service professionals. As second time home buyers, we could not imagine how complicated our recent home purchase would be. However, Ilissa kept us informed throughout the entire process. She also served as our advocate to have the reluctant seller address two structural issues to our satisfaction, saving us tens of thousands of dollars on repairs and other hassles. We can very confidently say that if it weren’t for Ilissa we wouldn’t be in our beautiful home and able to focus on the more important things in life."
- Kirsten B. & Andy V.
""Patience, Wisdom, Integrity, Directness, Partnership. These are the characteristics you want for the crazy real estate market, and our experience confirmed that Ilissa Flamm is the perfect real estate guide embodying these values. She became our partner in the process and offered sage advice about every aspect of the search. Instead of feeling pressure, we felt her wisdom and support.
All of Ilissa's guidance during the search was hugely important. Then we found the perfect house and, in a deeply competitive market (no inventory! bidding wars! cash offers from builders!), Ilissa's greatest strengths came out as she expertly guided us through a successful offer and settlement.
Ilissa's knowledge about the market and the kinds of buyers and agents we were competing against were a significant advantage. As we came to settlement, Ilissa ensured that every detail was properly finalized, including spotting a $2,000 error on the closing form 2 hours before closing! Her sense of partnership continues to this day, as she offers advice about finding the most respected vendors and service providers for the area.
Ilissa is certainly an honest and knowledgeable real estate professional. What makes her a true standout in the field is that she was a truly collaborative partner in achieving our dream." Bethesda/Glen Echo, MD.