Licensed in DC and MD

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Investment Property, New Construction, First Time Home Buyers, Relocations, Resale Residential, Historic Homes, Suburban Living, Condominiums, Single Homes and Townhomes


Dundalk Institute of Technology

Client Testimonials

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"Look no further, work with Des! Des made selling my condo so easy! I interviewed several agents before selecting Des, but he was the only agent I talked to who could articulate the differences in the condo market. He told me his goal was to get multiple offers and sell in the first weekend on the market and that’s what happened! He told me the plan for what he needed from me (mostly clearing items out of my space, i.e. “editing”) and then he came in to stage it and take pictures. After seeing how he helped me, other residents in my building have already asked for his contact information."

"You can't go wrong with Des. He is knowledgeable, insightful and will get the best deal for his clients. He was able to read my needs beyond what I had in mind at first. A true gentleman and excellent agent."

"Desmond found us our dream home. Purchasing real estate in DC can be a battle, and Des didn't give up and looked for us and found us a fantastic home and negotiated a great price! Des is very plugged in to the DC real estate network and has good relationships with many other real estate agents, so he can help work magic on properties the market may not even know about yet."

"I loved working with Des. Within a 3-4 month period, Des helped me buy a house, sell my condo, and sell my elderly aunt's house. It was a lot all at once and he was incredibly helpful throughout. In addition, working with him was really fun. Now that I don't have anything to sell or buy, I kinda miss him. :) Buying my house -- he got to know me and really helped me find the best house for me. I never felt pressured to buy anything (in fact when I almost bought something that was wrong for me, he kindly helped me see it was an impulsive decision). Selling my condo -- he made it so easy. It was staged and sold in a few days. Selling my aunt's house -- My aunt is elderly, had just moved into assisted living and, had finally made the decision to sell her home. It was still hard for her to let it go, even though she knew it was the right decision. He was really patient and kind to her (and me!) throughout the entire process."

"We had a wonderful experience using Des and would highly recommend him to anyone hoping to buy in Washington. We felt that Des always had our back and were so happy that we were connected with him. He was honest and fair and we felt well taken care of which was important to us as first time homebuyers. When something occurred that through us for a loop, Des was calm and patient and walked us through our options. We are so pleased with the home we have and look forward to working with Des for all of our real estate needs."

About Desmond
A native of Castleblayney, Ireland, Desmond brings a hospitable and straight-forward approach to the world of real estate. Living in DC since 1999, the city has become part of his fabric, translating into an expert eye towards detail and an uncompromising level of customer service that results in clients having a truly positive and memorable journey while buying or selling their home. A lover of architecture, houses, and pretty much any building, he is able to enjoy a fulfilling duty while living out his passion.

Desmond McKenna’s Listings

Listed By Compass
1 BD
1 BA
750 SF
Listed By Compass
1 BA
411 SF