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    Media Mentions:
    Washingtonian Magazine Article:
    Senior Living in DC’s Dupont Circle

    Washington Post Article:
    Dream Home Out of Reach? Explore Alternatives

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    Specialties

    Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

    Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

    Accredited New Urbanist (CNU)

    Licensed in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

    Education

    Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)

    B.S. in Finance and B.S. in Management Science from Virginia Tech

    Accredited New Urbanist from the School of Architecture at the University of Miami

    Charity

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and singer with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.

    Alzheimer's Association

    Food & Friends

    Whitman-Walker Health

    Rehoboth Beach Film Society

    About David



    David is a skilled listing agent who helps his sellers understand how to use the current market conditions to generate the best price in the shortest amount of time. He uses a consultative approach to fully understand what his buyers are looking for and matches that with the best properties for sale. David’s clients have consistently raved about his responsiveness, market knowledge, friendly approach, and fierce advocacy on their behalf.

    David works with all kinds of clients, from first-time buyers and sellers to seasoned investors, with a special focus on livable neighborhoods and empty nesters. Before he began his career in real estate, David worked at AARP for 13 years, where he led national efforts to promote livable communities, including walkable neighborhoods, accessible housing, access to transportation options, smart growth, and mixed-use development. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), an Accredited New Urbanist from the School of Architecture at the University of Miami, and a member of The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU).

    David takes his love of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods beyond buying and selling—since moving to D.C. in 1998, he has lived in Shaw; Logan Circle; U St.; Woodley Park; Old Town, Alexandria; and Del Ray. He and his partner currently own a home in DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood. David is hooked on HGTV and real estate blogs, but he isn’t always thinking about home. An avid traveler, David has visited every continent except Antarctica.



    What David's Clients are saying:

    "I can’t recommend David Shotwell highly enough – besides his awesome personality, he brings great knowledge of the Washington D.C. market, 24/7 responsiveness, and an excellent team of people with him. With selling, he helped me stage my place and came up with an excellent and comprehensive “out of the gate” strategy that helped me elicit multiple offers and close quickly. With buying, he was on top of new listings, some even before they hit the market, and provided options and insights – plus lots of patience – which helped me find my new home."
    - Dave, Columbia Heights

    “I have used David Shotwell for my last two real estate transactions, the first for the sale of an attached row home in Columbia Heights and the second, a sale of a condo in Dupont Circle. In both instances David was very knowledgeable of the local market as well as my specific properties versus the comparable inventory. This allowed us to develop an appropriate pricing strategy which David was extremely knowledgeable in both explaining and executing. In both instances we received multiple offers over the asking price and both transactions were closed in short order with minimal stress on my part. His team was more than competent in the coordination of the closing process, again eliminating stress to me. I would definitely recommend David and his team for any real estate transaction. And now that I have sold my two places, I will be using him again shortly to purchase my next home.”
    - Frank, Dupont Circle

    "As a first-time home buyer, I was looking for an agent with the industry intelligence, appreciation of my best interests and patience to walk me through the process from start to finish – and David encompassed all of that and more.

.. David’s charm stems from a genuine desire to make sure that his client is happy. David pointed out new opportunities, calmly explained lengthy loan documents, patiently listened to my concerns and provided thoughtful feedback.

 My buying process was well-planned, swift and without stress, primarily due to David’s diligent follow-up with all parties, his consideration of my needs and concerns and his funny and lighthearted company. David is someone you want on your side when buying a home. Whether it is your first home or your tenth, he is someone who you can trust to get the job done (and to make you laugh a couple of times along the way)."
    - Matt, Logan Circle

    "David Shotwell was totally outstanding and a complete professional. As empty nesters, it had been a while since we bought or sold a home. He worked with us through the entire process of selecting the right home, guiding us through the complex process of offers/counter-offers, and closing on the deal. We are very happy customers. 
I would recommend David to anyone."
    - Julie & Rob, Alexandria

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