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Relocations, Country Homes, Waterfront, Senior Living, Historic Homes, Serving The Military, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, Senior Housing Specialist
Client Testimonials

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"I had a very good experience working with Ben on selling my house. He guided me through the sales process and he provided great ideas on preparing my house for sale. Whenever I had questions or issues came up he was quick to respond. He was always available during the whole process from the renovations through the closing. I definitely would recommend Ben."Joshua G.

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"Mr. Ben Holmes made a home purchase easy. He was very responsive and fast working. He answered all my questions and reached out to the community to meet all my needs. Highly recommended agent for anyone."Vincent

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"What a miracle it was getting Mom to sell her house. Mom is so much more content in her new home since Nettle Tree was sold. We really appreciate Ben!"Nancy Ramsey

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"Working with Ben gave me immense comfort. He helped me buy my first home 6 years ago, and when I decided to sell, I knew I wanted to work with him again. Ben helped me have the information I needed to make the selling decision, and he kept me well informed of the state of the local market in the year+ leading up to selling. I appreciate how Ben is both professional and down to earth. He was also steady, thorough, and responsive throughout the process. Ben treats his clients like family, and I have such gratitude for his support which kept my buying and selling experiences low-stress." Michelle Dudley

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"My experiences with Ben Holmes have been excellent. I consider him the best real estate agent in the DMV. Ben Holmes is extremely competent, knowledgeable, professional, patient, and caring. Ben helped sell a property in Capitol Hill under very difficult conditions. Throughout the sale process, which included many logistical obstacles, Ben looked out for my interests first and foremost. He navigated the many obstacles we encountered with ease and expertise, obtaining a very good sale price and time frame. Ben also helped me buy a home in Leesburg, VA. He displayed the same wonderful characteristics as a buyer agent. Looking out for my interests and making sure I got a good deal were his priority. He demonstrated his expertise again in guiding me through all the necessary steps and looking out for potential pitfalls. He helped find the perfect home. Ben Holmes has my complete trust as a seller and as a buyer agent. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. " Sofia

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"My mother and I are so grateful to Ben Holmes for helping sell her home in Sterling, Virginia. My mother was overwhelmed with the work involved to sell her house, then she remembered the name Ben Holmes from a past successful home sale. Ben made the selling process so much easier for her. He responded immediately to all our phone calls, texts and emails. He guided my mom through every step of the way. He answered all her questions and calmed all her worries. Ben not only got an offer for her house that greatly exceeded its listing price, he then made the closing event seamless and quick. Ben Holmes was a truly helpful, professional and wonderful realtor for us. Thank you so much. " - Nancy Ramsey for Betty Lou Rathbun

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"Ben has sold two homes for me in the College Park, Maryland area and was super fantastic on both sales. The 1st home went through a Short Sale process and Ben was amazing at getting this house sold under that program. I highly recommend Ben as a realtor! I am currently overseas and he sold my 2nd home within months and handled the closing without me flying back to the states! He has a list of resources that can assist when renting or selling a ! Highly trustworthy and professional!! " - Julia

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"Ben was very helpful when we recently purchased a home. He was knowledgeable and very responsive. His flexibility and friendly demeanor made the process smooth. We look forward to working with Ben again in the future." - Sarah

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"Ben Holmes is a true real estate professional. He helped us with a sale and a purchase, and worked extremely hard to make sure that everything was done right. Ben gave us great advice on how to prepare our home for sale, then great materials about our home and neighborhood. Our home sold in just a couple of days. I will always recommend Ben Holmes to friends looking to buy or sell a home." - Tom

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"Bought and sold a Multi Family home in 2008 in Silver Spring, MD. Over the past 10 years I have worked with Ben Holmes for four sales and one purchase. Each one had its own complexities. For example, one sale was put on the market right before the financial meltdown in 2008. However, we closed 91 days after the house went on the market. This was due to the combination of Ben's advice on how to prepare the house and his strategy. Another sale was an investment which has its own complexities. The third sale was a condo in Leisure World which is also the one purchase. When we purchased the condo, there was another offer so Ben's negotiation skills made the difference. Even though I have lots of experience, I cannot image buying or selling a without Ben as my agent. Rules change over time and so does the market. I highly recommend him. "

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"We worked with Ben off and on for a number of months in trying to buy a house. Throughout the process there were a number of interruptions in the process (more so on our end) and Ben could not have been more than patient and gracious. Ben was always cognizant of our needs and was most helpful in helping us to find the right place which we are very happy to say will soon be undergoing some renovation. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy in the Takoma Park area and its surrounding towns."

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"We worked with Ben on our first house purchase, based on a recommendation from a friend. Working with Ben was great--quick, responsive, and knowledgeable of the neighborhoods we were interested in. And when we went to sell the house years later, we went straight back to Ben. Helped us negotiate an uncertain market to get us a great deal. If we ever go to move again, we will definitely be giving Ben a call" - Stefan and Sara

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"Ben is knowledgeable and effective. I have worked with Ben (both a buying and selling agent) on multiple occasions. Each time I have been impressed by his capabilities. The results speak for themselves through. In this regard, Ben was the purchasing agent for 5903 Jamestown Road in Hyattsville in 2017 and also the sales agent for the property in 2020. He is pleasant to work with, and his advice is certainly worth listening to..."



About Ben
Since 2003, Ben’s high client-retention and referral rates illustrate his successful partnerships — he quickly becomes a trusted advisor and advocate for his clients and their families; he genuinely wants people to do well. From working with first-time homebuyers, to buyers and sellers who are upsizing or downsizing, no two days, projects, properties or clients are alike, and that’s exactly what he loves about his job.

A 25-year DC-metropolitan resident, Ben has personally bought, sold, renovated and rented scores of houses over the years, so all of his advice comes from first-hand experience. He is keenly aware of the emotions and difficult decisions involved in buying or selling a home, and he works overtime to ensure his clients feel genuinely listened to and taken care of. From the initial consultation to closing day and beyond, Ben stands by his clients’ sides, guiding them through the process and offering his considerable expertise along the way.

A life-long musician, Ben began playing drums as a child and spent 15 years after college touring and traveling the world as part of a band. Being immersed in diverse cultures and environments equipped Ben with the ability to be highly adaptable and to communicate effectively; it also instilled him with a passion for meeting and helping other people. That’s why his transition into real estate felt more like a natural progression rather than a career change.

Originally from Connecticut, Ben hails from a family with a history steeped in architecture and home building — it’s not only his surname that reflects his passion, it’s in his blood. When he’s not playing drums or performing live, he can likely be found enjoying the outdoors, specifically downhill skiing in the winter and fly fishing on the Potomac river whenever possible.

Ben Holmes’ Listings

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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a table chairs stove and white cabinets
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a spacious bathroom with double vanity and a sink
a view of a storage and utility room
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a bedroom with a bed and a lamp on table
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and a mirror
a view of a livingroom with a floor to ceiling window and an outdoor view
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a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower curtain
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a bathroom with a granite countertop sink and a mirror
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a front view of a house with a yard and garage
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
a view of a couch in the balcony
a view of a patio with furniture
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Listed By CompassPending

$499,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
2,453
Acres
0.05
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a front view of a house with a swimming pool
a view of a house with a swimming pool
a front view of a house with a tree
a front view of a building with a garden and entryway
a view of a living room a window and a fireplace
an empty room with a fireplace and window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and a stove top oven
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove a refrigerator and a sink
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink and a refrigerator
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a flat tv screen
a view of a potted plant in a bathroom
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower
a bathroom with a toilet sink and mirror
a view of a workspace with furniture and a window
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet and shower
a bathroom with a tub sink and mirror
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a utility room with sink dryer and washer
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Listed By Compass

$475,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
2,100
Acres
Unavailable