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Michael Fowler

Principal, The RARE


Michael has been involved in over $100 million in sales.


2013 Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year​ 
2016 'The Washington Blade' Best of Gay DC -  Best Realtor
2017 & 2018 'Washingtonian Magazine' Top Producing Real Estate Agent
2018 'Washingtonian Magazine' Best Real Estate Agent


Client Testimonials

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"We worked with Michael for the purchase of our first home and it was a great experience. Michael is not only highly knowledgeable about the entire process and is experienced in the DMV market, but he is also honest, sincere, and accessible. His sense of humor is an added bonus that makes a process that can sometimes be quite stressful way more fun. We felt supported, guided, and taken care of. Jared assisted us throughout the closing process and was always on top of what had to be done, providing us with clear directions- he was nice and patient throughout. It was a pleasure working with the Fowler Group- we would highly recommend him and his team to anyone in search of a real estate agent!"

- Merve Demirel and Tim Daniels

"We bought our first ever home with Michael as our realtor in July 2017. He was exceptional. We actually had a different realtor prior to him, attempted 4 bids on 4 different houses and weren't able to secure anything. We were placing bids at 20-30-40 thousand above asking price and our old realtor couldn't get anything done. In steps Michael- and boom! We are in escrow. Not only was our bid accepted, we put in the next bid at asking price, and he was able to negotiate the seller DOWN another $7,500!!!! I can't believe how amazing he was. He found properties that weren't yet on the market and made sure we were the first to see them. He met us at showings, wherever they were, even fighting D.C. traffic I know that we would not be homeowners today without him. I can't stress that enough, he was by far the best we could have asked for! If I could make one recommendation in the home buying process it'd be to make sure you have Michael standing next to you!"

- Stephanie and Michael Pankiewicz

"Michael Fowler is incredible. He is the most patient and understanding individual, and he brings those traits with him in all of his professional interactions. He is extremely knowledgeable about the market and about different strategies to attain each client’s goals. He also has a great respect for each client’s preferences/priorities and doesn’t try to pressure clients into a direction that doesn’t meet those particular preferences/priorities. He not only gets the job done; he gets it done in a fashion that feels customized to your particular needs as a client. Michael Fowler is the model for what all realtors should be—intelligent, kind, strategic, thoughtful, and insightful. My family has been very lucky to know him and rely on him over the years."

- Jessica and Inayat Delawala

"Michael is a fantastic realtor and we feel lucky to have found him. He was incredibly patient with us - taking us to what felt like hundreds of houses and letting us get a feel for the market and different neighborhoods, but without ever being pushy or trying to persuade us into going for houses that weren’t perfect. When it came to making the offer and buying our house, he was there at every step, pushing it through and available to answer any of our questions at any time. He went above and beyond to help us with everything we needed - from recommending movers and brokers, to having architects come by to check on potential renovations, to arranging for someone to water the plants in our rental while we were out of town. He made the whole thing as enjoyable as possible and we feel like we made a friend in the process."

- Katie and Jonathan Hyman

"What a joy Michael is. I was a first time home buyer when I worked with Michael, and that's terrifying and overwhelming. But Michael was so patient and knowledgeable that he put me at ease every step of the way. And we had fun while doing it! His sense of humor and personality greatly lessened the stress of buying a house. And I’m thrilled with the result - I love my new place and he was able to get the seller to cover my closing costs, which was a HUGE help. Michael is driven and cares most about what will be best for his clients, and I would use him again in a heartbeat!!"

- Brianna Lux


DC: Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, Petworth, Shaw, Southwest DC/Waterfront
Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington 
Maryland: Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring


B.A. Interior Design and Graphic and Media Design from Marymount University 


Lupus Foundation of America, The DC Center for the LGBT Community, Shakespeare Theatre, SMYAL, Human Rights Campaign Federal Club, The Washington Humane Society
About Michael
Michael’s guiding principle in real estate is fun. Since moving to D.C. in 2003, he has developed a deep, contagious love of the city and a commitment to helping his clients enjoy real estate as much as he does. With over $100 million in sales in a variety of neighborhoods, Michael is poised to help clients buy and sell throughout D.C. and Maryland. In 2015, Michael joined Compass to combine his passion for customer service with the best technology to serve his clients.

Michael launched his real estate career with a bang, winning the 2013 Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year Award for his business success and contributions to the community. Before real estate, Michael spent over 10 years cultivating his negotiation and sales skills while building elite teams of salespeople at high-profile companies, including Apple and Pottery Barn. In 2016, Michael was recognized by The Washington Blade readers as “Best of Gay DC - Best Realtor” and in 2017, as his business grew, he founded The Fowler Group.

In 2021, Michael began a new venture, Michael Fowler Creative. Unsatisfied with the staging options he saw in the market and coupled with his training and education in interior design, he began offering staging and design consulting services to his clients and those of his colleagues. Marrying his love of real estate and homes, with his passion for good design. He is truly curating all things home. 

As a resident of the Columbia Heights neighborhood, Michael works closely with his neighborhood association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, where he served as Board Chair for five years and was on the Executive Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America DMV's Annual Gala for many years. Michael prides himself in giving back to his community and serves in a variety of roles for numerous other charities and causes.

As part of his commitment to the community and the real estate industry, Michael has also served on the DC Association of Realtors Board of Directors, Chaired the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Community Service Committee and served on the National Association of Realtors Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee.

Michael enjoys spending time with his husband and their Miniature Pinscher, and he stays active training with CrossFit and engaging in a variety of social sports (badly). He ran his first (and only) marathon in 2010. Michael loves to travel and to indulge in delicious food and good wine at the many fabulous restaurants right here in D.C. He has a love of movies and TV, including an unhealthy obsession with anything produced by Bravo.

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