Carmen Fontecilla

Carmen Fontecilla

Executive Vice President | Licensed in DC, MD & VA

Awards

  • America’s Best Real Estate Agent - Real Trends 2016
  • Washingtonian 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Best Agents
  • Education

    Rice University (Houston TX)
    Masters in Civil Engineering

    Charity

    A partial list of the charities Carmen supports includes:
    • Operation Smile
    • Saint Jude’s Hospital
    • Aspca

    Client Testimonials

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    ★★★★★
    "Carmen is a great realtor! She was very responsive, kind, professional and passionate about real estate. I highly recommend her over any other realtor. She sold my condo in less than a week of it and helped me buy a beautiful home. Thank You Carmen!"
    - Sold a home in Downtown, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    ★★★★★
    "I had a great experience working with Carmen and her team. They are very knowledgeable, helpful, and really had my best interest at heart. She was incredibly patient and gave sound advice throughout the home buying process. I would highly recommend using the Carmen Fontecilla Group to anyone looking to purchase a home."
    - Bought an Apartment home in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

    ★★★★★
    "After interviewing other prospect realtors, we decided to go with Carmen, not only for her long-time experience as a realtor but because we were looking for someone who would be patient and understanding, as we had some personal family health issues, and this affected us at an emotional and  financial level. Carmen is a 5-star realtor, she provided the perfect balance between professional and personal advisor, always putting our needs first without adding any unnecessary pressure upon us. Being bilingual was also a plus. Carmen was excellent at explaining everything, guiding us every step of the way. Her team was very helpful, responding to questions even after the purchase of our home. She has excellent negotiation skills landing us a good deal on the of our home. We highly recommend the Carmen Fontecilla Group."
    - Bought and sold a Townhouse home 2017 Gaithersburg, MD

    ★★★★★
    "Carmen is a skilled real estate professional with an excellent support team. As first-time home buyers, we required additional guidance and Carmen was there every step along the way. She quickly picked up on our ascetic and promptly responded to our requests to view homes. We appreciated how careful she was about taking extra precautions during COVID-19. Most importantly, Carmen clearly loves what she does and is passionate about making sure her clients are happy at the end of the day. We highly recommend Carmen and hope to work with her again in the future"
    - Bought a Single-Family home in Westgate, Bethesda, MD

    ★★★★★
    "Carmen made my experience as a first-time homebuyer that much easier holding my hand the whole way and answering all my questions in a very helpful and quick manner. I really appreciated her positive, can do attitude, attention to detail, and persistence in meeting my needs. I will recommend her to my family and friends and will call her for future real estate services."
    - Bought an Apartment home in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

    ★★★★★
    "Carmen and hear team are hands down the best and most professional real estate team I have ever worked with. Carmen's "can do" attitude and approach means that she will always work to find a solution to any need, and no task is too big or too small. I have truly enjoyed working with her for my real estate needs and she will always my first call when I have any other need for real estate services. Thanks Carmen!"
    - Found a tenant for a Condo home in Silver Spring, MD

    ★★★★★
    " Carmen is very pleasant, knowledgeable, and has amazing negotiation skills; a total package for a top agent! She was able to close on the of our house and the purchase of a new home the same day. Her expertise and advise proved useful getting us the home we want in a competition market."
    - Sold a Single-Family home in Woodmoor, Silver Spring, MD

    ★★★★★
    "Carmen is a wonderful agent with great attention to detail. She helped us buy and sell and managed the preparation of the house to put on the market. She is very flexible and available and is an excellent negotiator. She is strategic in her process and also lots of fun! She also has a fantastic team that helps keep everything on track. I have recommended her to several other people, and she has done a great job for them as well. You can’t go wrong with Carmen as your agent!"
    - Bought and sold a Single-Family home in 2018 in Potomac, MD

    ★★★★★
    "Carmen’s extensive experience in this industry is a must for anyone looking to buy or sell in the DMV Market. I sold my condo and bought a townhouse working with Carmen. Because of Carmen’s , contacts, and staging, my condo was sold in 1 day! I appreciated her expertise and knowledge to navigate the ins and outs of real estate."
    - Bought and sold a home in Downtown, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    ★★★★★
    "We've engaged Carmen to both buy and sell property in the DC area. Her knowledge of the market is incredible, and she is always working to help her client achieve their goals without breaking the bank. Her ability to work under tight deadlines and her willingness to help her client resolve any issues that come up during the transaction allows the client to maintain peace of mind through the complexities of real estate transactions."
    - Bought and sold a Townhouse home in Potomac, MD

    ★★★★★
    "Hire a real estate agent whose first career was as a civil engineer! Carmen was under a tight timeframe to find the right house in the right location for the right price. She came through with all of those things, and got the closing done even surrounding the Christmas holiday. I was on the phone with her and the lender even on Christmas Day. Thereafter, on the closing on the 26th of December, Carmen really shone as her negotiating skills brought the to a close even though it was precariously close to falling through. Since the completion of , Carmen has also come through for me recommending reliable and reasonably priced to help with repairs and refurbishments. Having used other real estate agents in the area who were not as skillful, I will use Carmen again in the future."
    - Bought a Single-Family home in 2019 in Downtown, Silver Spring, MD


    About Carmen
    Carmen has ranked among the top real estate agents in the DC Metro area for the last 10 years in a row. She is recognized for her passion in real estate, attention to detail, and for her sharp negotiation skills. Carmen began her real estate career in 2005 after a 20-year career as a land development civil engineer. She achieved early success even during the harshest market conditions in decades. She developed a specialty in selling high-priced homes during those tough conditions. That experience—coupled with her prior career—makes her one of the most knowledgeable and versatile agents in the region.

    Carmen’s repeat clients and network of referrals consistently cite her hard work and approachable style as some of their favorite attributes. But mostly they appreciate that Carmen pledges to make the home selling and buying experience a gratifying and enjoyable one. Whether Carmen’s clients are purchasing their first home, downsizing or upgrading, moving in or out of the state, Carmen is passionate about helping them improve their style of living. She serves many functions for them besides being their Realtor. Her clients have become her friends and fans for life.

    The DC metro area has been Carmen’s home for over 30 years. She currently lives in Bethesda and enjoys traveling with her family to the beach and to different parts of the world.



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    Carmen Fontecilla’s Listings

    Listed By Compass
    Active Under Contract
    VIRTUAL TOUR
    $849,000
    2 BD
    2 BA
    1,547 SF
    Listed By Compass
    Pending
    VIRTUAL TOUR
    15009 Snowden Drive

    Silver Spring, MD 20905

    $689,000
    4 BD
    5 BA
    2,848 SF
    Compass Coming Soon
    VIRTUAL TOUR
    1201 East-West Highway, Unit 417

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    $489,000
    2 BD
    2 BA
    1,257 SF
    Listed By Compass
    Pending
    VIRTUAL TOUR
    8608 Locust Grove Drive

    Laurel, MD 20707

    $450,000
    3 BD
    3 BA
    996 SF
    Listed By Compass
    Active Under Contract
    1201 East-West Highway, Unit 345

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    $330,000
    1 BD
    1 BA
    767 SF
    Listed By Compass
    VIRTUAL TOUR
    $269,000
    2 BD
    1 BA
    858 SF