Specialties

Licensed MD, DC & VA

Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent

Education

College of the Holy - Bachelor of Arts

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Kathy has helped our family buy two homes and sell one in very competitive and complicated markets. We have been beyond happy with the help and service she has provided us. It's clear from the advice Kathy has given us on on different homes and at different points in our financial evolution that Kathy is thoughtful about all aspects of a given scenario. She takes the specifics into consideration before offering her feedback. She weighs risk and benefit with the appropriate balance of data and instinct based on her years of experience and her clients specific situation. She also really know Montgomery County and demonstrated that knowledge all throughout our processes--from understanding the nuances of the market to helping with contractors as different needs arose. And most importantly, we think she is a fantastic person! She approaches her job with humor and a level head. While we plan to stay in our new home as long as possible, we hope to keep in touch with Kathy because we value the friendship we've gained through working with her. We can't recommend her services enough!" -Karas G.

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"Karen and I had the pleasure of working with Kathy when we bought our house. Kathy was a great support to us throughout the process, always making herself available to us whenever we had a question or a thought. She ensured that everything went smoothly from our financing through closing. Most important she was a pleasure to work with and a new friend. We highly recommend her!" -Jonathan G.

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"Kathy handled several real estate transactions for me over the years. She has been consistently very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the trade. Buying or selling a home can be very stressful, particularly during the back and forth bargaining of the price. Kathy spent a lot of effort researching what’s on the market to show who are your competitors and how you need to adjust your asking price accordingly. This is very important for a seller to face reality and understand how to position yourself on the market so you can sell your home successfully rather than helping your competitor selling theirs. The most stressful moment in selling a home is to reach a satisfactory resolution during the house inspection process. There are predatory investors on the market who are very skillful in using the inspection as a means to get the seller to significantly lowering their price. Kathy can help you effectively navigate through the challenging situation. It was a real pleasure working with Kathy. I can highly recommend her services to anyone." -Frank C.

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"A couple years before selling our house, we were getting real estate notices from Kathy. We were not ready to sell then, but we decided to meet with her and get some ideas of what we needed to do when we were ready to sell. She gave us good ideas and when the time came to sell, we called Kathy. She was easy to work with, very friendly, and any time we had a question, she was very prompt to answer or meet us. Another plus for us was she also lived in the neighborhood, She knew what to do to sell our house and have it show perfectly. My brother and I enjoyed working with Kathy. Kathy is very knowledgeable in real estate matters and home decorating. I would not hesitate to call Kathy again." -Angelo T.

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"Kathy Whalen was delightful to work with. She has impressive working knowledge of the community and resources that can help you find a good home. Her schedule was flexible, and she was unerringly timely and responsive throughout the entire process. I won’t hesitate to refer friends and family to Kathy!" -Jeremiah L.

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"I saw a house listed that met our location and budget requirements and made an appointment with the listing agent. That would be the amazing Kathy Whalen. Covid protocol allowed for only 15 minutes in a home. The prospect after me had canceled so I could spend a good amount of time talking with Kathy. She is down to earth, friendly, knowledgeable and amazing at translating the inspection report (yes, we lucked into an inspection) into user friendly words! I told her I would I would love to have my husband see the house and he did that night and we agreed that we wanted to work with her. We did not put a contract down on that house in the end. We did see many houses that we felt comfortable making an offer on, but none was quite right. Yes, the market is crazy, but I wasn’t moving into a home that was in such disrepair that after overpaying for it we would have to sink another 75K into it to make it livable. Kathy did not pressure us. Then we found the right home. My husband didn’t even see it before we put a contract on it. We waived inspection. The sellers chose a higher offer and Kathy said we would find the right home and didn’t allow me to get too sad. Five days later Kathy texted that the buyers were going to void the contract. The buyers had requested an inspection and weren’t happy with what they read. Kathy asked the listing agent for the inspection report which she received. The buyers voided the contract on a Saturday and on Sunday we had one hour to tour the home with Kathy and look at the “problems”. There was nothing traumatic. We made a new offer below our original with terms that worked in our favor. It was accepted. We closed in 30 days. I have fired more real estate agents than most people will ever need in their lifetime. Too many, especially in this market, have their eyes on dollar signs. Of course Kathy wants her commission, the difference is she earns it. We can’t thank her enough." -Karen G.

" ★★★★★
"Kathy Whalen sold our house in Silver Spring, MD in 2021. She gave us sound advice on things to include in making the house ready for sale and assisted us in making decisions on updates that would help sell the house. She was attentive to our needs and always available immediately whether by phone, text, or meeting at the house to answer questions and provide sound suggestions and advise. In negotiating with the potential buyer she was immediately available and with her several years of experience and knowledge she knew immediately how to handle and expertly respond to submittals, phone calls, etc. from the realtor representing the potential buyer." -Gus T.

★★★★★
"Kathy was my agent for the sale of my house in Silver Spring in June and she was the agent for the couple who orginally sold the house to me. She is great. She has tons of experience selling homes in the Silver Spring area and had a keen understanding of the crazy housing market this year. She was always available to help when I needed her and enjoyable to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home in the area!" -Fia V.

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"I had a great experience working with Kathy to purchase my first home. I came into not really knowing much about what I was getting myself into. She was extremely knowledgeable and patient. Her advice was shrewd. She responds quickly to my emails and was somehow always available at the most convenient times for me. It was a real pleasure to work with her." -Eleanor L.

★★★★★
"This is the 2nd home Kathy has helped us sell. To us there is not another realtor like her. She knows exactly what needs or doesn't need to be done to get the house sold at top dollar. She stages the rooms beautifully and her knowledge of the industry seems second nature." -Vicki V.

★★★★★
"Kathy is a genuinely kind person, while being at the same time a consummate professional. We bought a house from her for our adult autistic son and were very impressed with her, so when a house three doors down from his came on the market, we naturally called Kathy. Then we had to sell our old house (to afford the new house) and there her expertise was invaluable. She gave us advice, put us in touch with a wonder worker, and when we were done with the renovations, did the staging to make sure our house put its best foot forward. This was a hot market, so we got way over the asking price, and we’re very pleased. Kathy helps from beginning to end, and she’s such a nice person, we now consider her a friend. We give her our wholehearted recommendation!" -Katha L.

★★★★★
"Kathy is hands down the best realtor! Kept me informed of every step in selling my home and how to get the best value out of it. She responded quickly to all my questions even when it was odd times, and I asked a lot of questions. She staged my home exceptionally well and even went out of her way to sweep because I forgot to do so when we moved out. She sold my house in 5 DAYS!! She's incredibly friendly and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs a great realtor." -Sue W.

★★★★★
"It was very nice working with Kathy. She is super fast to reply to all messages. She went beyond and above my expectations. She took care of everything from start to finish. She did all paperwork and went back and forth negotiations with other agents. She gave me a great advise on making decisions and selecting the best buyer. She is always up to date of everything. I felt very comfortable working with her and I definitely will work with her in the future. I had no worries at all when working with her. She is truly experience and professional agent. She is the best local realtor I ever had." -Tom P.

★★★★★
"Kathy is incredible. From our first call to signing day she went above and beyond and was a fountain of knowledge. Could not have asked for a better experience. Kathy, thank you for helping us find the perfect home!" -William S.

★★★★★
"I was new to home buying and Kathy explained everything in a way that was easy to understand, from making the offer to working with the mortgage company. She was professional, personal, incredibly experienced, and helped me every step of the way!" -Daniel D.

★★★★★
"Kathy is the best. I have a chaotic family that includes a severely autistic young man. The idea of selling our house (which we had to do) was overwhelming. We knew Kathy through her work finding housing for autistic and impaired people. So we put ourselves in her hands. Kathy was always upbeat, positive, friendly, and energetic. She helped me see what updating and repairs would help sell the house, and which ones were a waste of money (and she found people to do the work). She even went to Lowe's and helped me pick out tiles! Because of her work, our house sold for $70,000 more than the asking price in 3 days. We were blown away. You cannot go wrong if you pick her to work with." -Timothy L.

★★★★★
"Kathy was very helpful in finding people to help make repairs that we needed to sell the house." - Joseph

★★★★★
"Kathy was an incredible agent throughout the process of selling our first home. She was informative by explaining everything and answering my many questions. She was helpful by suggesting ideas, literally helping me move heavy items in my house, offering help always. She was kind and patient by helping calm my extreme anxiety over selling my first home. Her expertise, local knowledge, and negotiation skills helped us resolve all issues that came our way and achieve a better result than we ever imagined."

★★★★★
"Our experience with Kathy was amazing. We were very aggressive in our house hunt and would typically see houses the day they hit the market. Kathy was able to make it happen each time! We chose her based on her reputation in Wheaton but she was knowledgeable about the "greater" Silver Spring and beyond. We would definitely use here again (to buy and/or sell) without a doubt!"


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About Kathy
Kathy Whalen is an award winning agent with 30+ years of experience in residential real estate. She utilizes her deep understanding of the local markets, professional relationships, and her expert negotiation skills to achieve the best outcome for her clients. In addition to her other accolades, Kathy is a Washingtonian "Best Of" winner for six consecutive years, and she's sold more than 600 homes throughout her career. Kathy lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and has been an active member of the community and in her four children’s schools. When she's not working she enjoys spending time in Bethany Beach with her extended family.

Kathy Whalen’s Listings

Listed By Compass
9520 Riley Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

$1,275,000
4 BD
4 BA
3,100 SF
Listed By Compass
Active Under Contract
$214,900
1 BD
1 BA
775 SF