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Chad Dudley

The Dudley Group of Compass


Recognized as Best of Bethesda Agent (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023)

Recognized in the Top 500 agents in the DC Metro Area

Recognized The Washingtonian as Best Real Estate Agent Top Producer (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)

Recognized by Realtor Magazine's 30 under 30 Finalist in 2015

2014, 2015: Platinum Club Member

2016, 2017: Chairman's Club Member

Client Testimonials

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"We had an incredible home buying experience with Chad. We met him at an open house after some unsuccessful searches and decided to work with him as we searched for a home in MD. Besides just being a great person with an awesome personality and so easy to work with, he was very knowledgeable about 1) the MD area in general (having grown up there and with around 15 years of experience in real estate in the area), 2) home renovation options (he’s competed a couple major renovations on his own homes and this helped him advise us on options as we toured together), and 3) his network through compass gave him access to tons of off-market opportunities. I should also mention that when we found a home we loved, his cool / calm presence and negotiating abilities helped us get a great deal, and his connections in lending helped us secure an accelerated close which helped a ton in getting our offer accepted. He comes highly recommended by us and we are so glad we found him."

"Chad did an outstanding job in every aspect of the sale of my house. His knowledge of the housing market in my neighborhood and the surrounding area was outstanding. His past client references were extremely solid. He was very quick to respond to all my questions and needs. He had great recommendations for the resources when it came to the staging of my house. He also had good resources when it came to moving and the final cleaning of my house. When we received the offer his negotiating pointers were spot on and lead to an above-average final offer on my house. I highly recommend Chad and would use his services again without hesitation."

"Chad is a fantastic agent. We had to conduct our search from afar and Chad was there for us every step of the way. He tirelessly organized video viewings and truly took the time to understand our taste and needs. After winning the bid on our property, Chad facilitated a painless and rapid closing process. He did all this in a relaxed and pleasant way that immediately established trust and made us feel at ease. Highly recommended."

"My wife and I decided to move away from DC in late 2021, and immediately began meeting with prospective realtors to help us sell our house in Glover Park by Spring 2022 when we planned to move. We ultimately selected Chad because of his local knowledge/expertise in Glover Park, his experience selling off-market within the Compass network, and most importantly his personable demeanor and the way he made us feel incredibly at ease from our first meeting. Our first child was born at the beginning of the process, and we were so grateful to have Chad's support as he seriously couldn't have made the process any smoother for us during this incredibly hectic time. Selling a home is normally an extremely stressful endeavor, and yet, even with a newborn baby in tow, my wife and I pretty much never felt stressed during the process because of Chad's masterful work. He was an invaluable partner for us during the process, helped us earn an extremely strong return on our home after only living in it for 2.5 years, and did it all with minimal work on our end. Couldn't recommend him enough and would be happy to chat with anyone considering his services in the future!"

"We found Chad thanks to my father's tennis circle and there was an immediate ease in our conversations. In a bit of a unique situation, a few months after our introduction we reached out to Chad with one specific house that we were interested in seeing. It had been on the market for some time, and he immediately set up a walk-through for the three of us to see the house. That walkthrough allowed us to see two intangible qualities of Chad's that made the process easier -- and how I knew we chose the right realtor: he also has a young child and has experience renovating a "fixer upper". His insights into both of these areas were invaluable. Chad is flexible, thorough, responsive and knowledgeable. After buying our house, he helped us quickly get our condo on the market and it sold for over ask in less than a week. Chad made things easy. In a pandemic with a newborn there wasn't much more we could have asked for. We've found our forever home, and Chad helped us make that dream a reality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any friends or family in the area. Thank you Chad, Riley and team!"

"To say Chad is an excellent agent is an understatement. From start to finish of the search our first home, Chad was always there to answer every question we had went above beyond to help us find our first home off-market. He spent countless hours with us open houses, conducting searches of the local area based off our checklist of items we wanted in our first home walked us through the home buying process with such patience confidence, making us feel ease given this was our first home purchase. His knowledge of the local market network connections allowed us to find our home off-market, which was quite the ideal situation. We cannot recommend Chad enough strongly recommend him anyone looking a house the DC Metro area!"

"My fiancee and I were referred to Chad through a friend of ours as we began our search a home to buy. When we first met Chad we knew he was perfect us. He had a vast knowledge of the DMV area and knew exactly the perfect neighborhoods us to find our home. Chad set us up with a personalized online database that was awesome to use. He met us out to show us homes on weekends and after work so he was super open and available to his clients. He always was responsive via text/email in the case we had questions. We found our dream house pretty quickly and then Chad was just an important in and making an offer. He advised us to make some clauses in our offer if we really wanted the house and he was exactly right. We got the house and he then helped us negotiate everything we wanted after final inspection. Chad was there us throughout the entire process and he still is even after the fact case we had questions. I will definitely recommend Chad to anyone who needs to buy a home. We are really happy that Chad was there us"

"We had a phenomenal experience working with Chad, who us as both our selling and buying agent! Chad is an absolute expert in the DMV real estate market, and very quickly so much trust with us that we took his advice to list our house just two weeks before I was expected to give birth, and he could not have delivered better results! Our house went under five days after we received multiple offers, all over asking price, and all including a rent-free 90 day rent in order to give us some time to get settled after the birth of our baby. We could not have been more thrilled!! Then, during the rent- period, Chad helped us find and secure our forever home, which also went under five days after the seller received multiple offers over asking price. I don't believe we were the highest offer, but we took Chad's advice in this extremely competitive market to waive contingencies instead of trying to come in with the highest dollar amount, and won!! We so very much appreciate all of Chad's diligence, market intel, support, and guidance throughout the selling and buying process. Chad is top-notch to say the least, and we very highly recommend him!"

"Limiting a review of Chad’s Work to 500 characters doesn’t do him justice. Despite being a successful, busy, agent keeping up with the frantic pace of the DMV market, Chad makes you feel like your house is the only one that he is buying/selling. He is always accessible, responsive and his knowledge of the market along with strategies to make sure you’re positioned success is unmatched. Admittedly, I am not the easiest client to work with and Chad exceeded my already high expectations every step of the way the process of both buying and selling our homes simultaneously. Thanks, Chad!!! "We highly recommend Chad if you are either buying or selling a home in the DC area. My wife and I recently bought our first house in Arlington, and Chad was incredibly helpful us throughout the process. Chad spent time upfront educating us on the process and helping us prioritize what we wanted in a home. Chad made himself regularly available (oftentimes on short notice) to check out recently houses and gave us realistic expectations on what it would take to make a competitive offer. Chad was always timely and a pleasure to work with, which made a stressful process far more enjoyable us. We ended up with a house we love, and Chad was a critical component making it happen. Chad was recommended to us several other friends and he far exceeded our expectations."

"Chad was fantastic to work with! He listened to what we were looking , was super responsive, and helped us understand all our options. We had to sell the as well, so we needed Chad's help to get the best offer. Chad was easy to work with and totally understood the DC neighborhoods. He was willing to show us many properties and he talked honestly with us about the entire process. Working with Chad made the home buying process much less intimidating!"

"Chad helped us simultaneously sell our condo and buy a new house. He had great suggestions every step of the way. He helped us prepare our to get multiple offers the opening weekend and to deal with those offers when they came in. When it came to making the deal work to buy our new place he was expert at getting the seller comfortable with our offer. He was excellent and we couldn't be happier with the outcome."

"My husband and I were referenced to Chad through a friend and he was a great help during our process of purchasing our first home. He was very responsive to emails, calls, and texts and was very patience with explaining the process and the paperwork we were needing to sign. He was knowledgeable about the area and his extensive insight was useful as neither my husband or I are from the DMV. What was the most impressive was that while he is often being recognized as a top agent and manages many other clients, we never felt like he was too busy to speak or meet us to view a house. His personal attention and taking the time to listen to our feedback was also obvious and appreciated. We would highly recommend working with Chad :)"

"Chad was a pleasure to work with. As a first time homebuyer, he was a great guide helping us throughout the entire process. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable and made the home purchasing process comfortable and convenient. He was always accessible to answer questions and show properties. He was also very helpful in working with the mortgage lender and making the process seamless. We will recommend Chad to all our friends and would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a home."

"Chad Dudley helped my husband and I through the process of buying our first home. Going into the process we thought we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted and what buying a home is like – but it wasn’t “quite” as simple as we thought. Chad may be the most patient person I know; he’s completely open to hearing what you have to say and continues to listen wholeheartedly when the next day you’re saying something completely different. This ain’t his first rodeo and he seems to understand the flip-flopping first-time buyers go through. He seemed to always be available for my questions and sync ups when we were feeling underwater. Throughout the whole process, we felt like Chad had our backs. We felt like Chad knew what was going on at all times in the process. We couldn’t recommend him enough for anyone looking for some peace of mind when buying a home! "

"Chad helped my wife and I find the perfect home after months of searching and bidding wars. He was never pushy, and was always available. We felt as if we were his only client at the time, even though I know that wasn't the case. I was especially impressed with how Chad helped us navigate the competitive markets we were looking in, and I was surprised how competitive those markets have gotten after living out of the area for the past 6-7 years. He was well versed in advising us on how to make our offer the winning offer as sometimes it's not all about money. We highly recommend Chad, he was a pleasure to work with and I don't think we would've landed our dream home without him."

"Chad helped us with the of our home and purchase of another house. selling our house, Chad helped us identify an asking price that would stir interest. He helped us stage the house, hired a photographer to take beautiful pictures, and prepared high-quality materials. We were able to sell our house above asking price and in a matter of 4 days! Through the buying process, Chad was very patient and responsive. We looked nearly a year and I never felt forced into an offer or rushed. I'm convinced we wouldn't have found the right house or been able to sell our house for such a great price without his expertise. He has great input and knows the process inside and out. Our questions were always answered promptly and accurately. Chad is always on time and professional. I will highly recommend Chad's real estate services to anyone and have spoken with others that feel the same way."

"As a first time home buyer, the process of buying a house was extremely daunting. Was it the right time? Where should we look? What's the order of events once we put down an offer? The minute we met with Chad, I know my husband and I were in good hands. During our first meeting one evening after work hours, Chad went over the entire house buying process from beginning to end. He was patient and listened to every question that we had from that day until the day we closed on our house. He didn't put any pressure on us when we weren't ready or weren't interested in a particular place. Having grown up in the DMV area, Chad knew every area and always provided helpful insight into particular neighborhoods that we were interested in exploring. He spent every weekend with us until we narrowed down our options, and was available any time of day to answer questions. It's been four months since we bought our house and looking back I'm so glad we had Chad our side every step of the way. We highly recommend him to help you find your first/next home."

"Chad is amazing! I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends/family looking to buy a house. He is incredibly knowledgeable of real estate in the DC/MD/VA area and was super helpful in walking us through the process from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for a better realtor!"

"I worked with Riley Boone and Chad Dudley and they were just incredible to work with. There was never a time where I was waiting on something from them or waiting to hear back. The help they provided me with on finding a house was unmatched. Always showing me places that included my “non-negotiable” amenities / items or general layout, showing me places in the areas I wanted, and always right within my price range. 10/10 would recommend."

"We were grateful to have Chad representing us during the home-buying process and he did everything he could to help us out with the purchase of our home. We decided to pull the trigger on a house quickly and he was prepared to assist immediately with our offer. We were happy to have him on our side for negotiations and talk through the process with him, and he was very familiar with the area so he gave us some great insight during that process. I would recommend Chad for anyone looking in the Maryland/DC metro area."

"We contacted Chad about selling our house after seeing how quickly he managed to sell our neighbor's house. He and his team are great! We should our house in less time and for more than we expected. Chad and his team made the process easy. I credit his knowledge of the neighborhood and the market with making our sell such a success."

"Working with Chad and his team has been such an incredible experience. Chad's knowledge of the area brought tremendous expertise when trying to narrow down neighborhoods in the MD/DC area. As first time homebuyers, we were often at a loss where to look for a home, but Chad's personal touch--due to his experience as a lifelong resident--really helped us. Once we found our "dream" home; Chad proved to be a remarkable communicator and negotiator and we were able to outbid all other offers. After a timely close, we are now settled in our home and couldn't be happier. Thank you, Chad and team!"

"It was amazing to work with Chad and his team again. He helped us navigate trying to buy in this crazy market, ultimately beating out multiple other competitive offers to win our dream home utilizing creative ways to make our offer more attractive. And when we had to move quickly to sell our house, he went above and beyond, even helping us move furniture around to get the house ready for market. He secured double-digit offers and overachieved what we were expecting on the sale side. Overall, cannot overstate how valuable and important his expertise and guidance was throughout the whole process. Highly recommend if you are buying or selling in the DMV."

"Chad was able to find us our dream home before everyone else could see it in a challenging time. He knew the area well and was able to find exactly what we were looking for in our price range. I would recommend him to anyone in the area looking for a home."

About Chad
For Chad, the real estate industry has always felt like home. With a grandfather who was a Realtor and a father who worked in the lending business, Chad grew up visiting open houses on the weekends and learning the ins and outs of the search and sell process. Today, that experience and enduring passion shines through as Chad advises each client with ease and insight. For Chad, real estate is about much more than just the transaction, which is why he strives to go above and beyond every client to help them achieve their distinct goals.

As a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. Area, Chad brings expansive market knowledge to every transaction, and loves helping his clients discover the city he has always called home. Thanks to his attention to detail, expertise in prepping and staging a listing, and savvy negotiating skills, Chad delivers unrivaled results for sellers and buyers alike. It’s no surprise, then, that Chad’s business is comprised largely of referrals and repeat clients—in fact, it’s not at all uncommon for him to work with clients spanning multiple generations of one family. Throughout his fourteen years as a Realtor, Chad’s favorite part of his job has always been the same—helping sellers to maximize their yield and connecting buyers with the right home.

In his spare time, Chad enjoys playing basketball, golf and spending time with his wife, Erica and his two sons in Bethany Beach.

Chad Dudley’s Listings

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a living room with furniture and a large window
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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a dining table chairs and white cabinets
a room with table chairs and wooden floor
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a bedroom with a bed and a walk in closet
a bed room with a bed and a television
a bathroom with a sink double vanity and shower
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a utility room with dryer and washer
a living room with furniture kitchen area and a wooden floor
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