Nya Alemayhu comes to Compass from the high-end retail industry, where she spent 15 years building teams, developing relationships, and opening stores for some of the top retailers in the country. Nya is passionate about service and is fully committed to the client experience. An Ethiopian-American and fluent in Amharic, Nya specializes in assisting those with language barriers to find their perfect home. She is attentive, driven, intuitive, and dedicated to going the extra mile to meet all of her clients’ needs.
Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit and seeking the fulfillment that comes from helping others, Nya started a yoga company where she guides her students toward alignment with their goals for holistic living; she brings this same approach to guiding her real estate clients in their home buying and selling.
In her spare time, Nya trains for marathons, guides weekly yoga classes, and practices her baking skills in the kitchen. She lives in the Chevy Chase neighborhood and loves continually discovering all that the DC metro area has to offer.
"From the very first time that we spoke, Nya was professional, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. I was buying from out of town, and Nya did not hesitate to show me district hospitality. She picked me up from the train station and we saw numerous properties. She even took me to an Ethiopian grocery store! Although it was my first time buying a home and I was moving to a new city, Nya's go-getter, consistent, and calm style eased my concerns. She knows the various neighborhoods in DC, and guided me to a safe, picturesque, and trendy neighborhood. Nya knew what area worked best for me due to her insight and experience. She made the experience of buying my first home special in even the little details.
Nya has excellent interpersonal skills and as a result, many contacts in the DC Metro Area. Nya has continually made stellar recommendations relating to my new home, restaurants, entertainment. Overall, Nya is a valuable resource (especially if you are unfamiliar with the area). After closing, Nya continues to attend to my professional needs as a new homeowner. I am proud to call Nya my friend. Nya was flexible with my schedule and style of home shopping. She quickly adapted to my bohemian style, but still maintained authentic. It was clear that Nya had my best interest at heart. She worked endlessly to make sure that my need list was completely fulfilled. The closing process was seamless; it played out exactly as Nya had described. There was no delay. Not only did I learn a great deal about the real estate market, but in addition, I have gleaned game-changing life philosophies from Nya. I will remember and employ these seeds of wisdom for days to come. It is clear that Nya has a depth of life experiences that all contribute to her competencies and intuitions as a real estate agent. Nya is indeed distinct in executing the many facets of her role as a real estate agent. If you are looking for a real estate professional, I recommend Ms. Nya Alemayhu without reservation." - J.T. Navy Yard, Washington, DC
"Nya recently helped us find our dream home after months of searching for the perfect one. We felt educated, empowered, and supported throughout our home buying journey. Her devotion, grace, patience, and professionalism are unparalleled. This was not an easy journey, but with every obstacle, Nya not only calmed us, but assured us that we would overcome whatever adversity we were facing. She is truly committed to the experience of all who are in her care. She not only found us a home, but she did so checking off all of the things we had on our list. She is attentive, caring, honest, and has the best interest of her clients at heart. She was always on time, answered our every phone call, and guided us to closing. If you are ready for the next step in your journey and want someone who is going to be truly on your side, we highly recommend Nya Alemayhu." - G.T. - Dumfries, VA
"As a first time homebuyer, I didn't even know where to start. Luckily, I found Nya early on in my search and she was able to guide me through the process of buying my first home and made it seem simple. Thanks to her, the process was as stress-free and smooth as possible. She provided a fantastic
balance of giving me recommendations but also providing all the information I needed to make the right decisions. Nya helped me find my dream apartment in the neighborhood I wanted to live in, but didn't think was possible with my budget. Throughout the whole process, she was always available to answer any of my questions and kept in touch regularly to make sure we stayed on schedule. I would highly recommend working with Nya if you're looking to buy or sell!" - J.B. - Chevy Chase, MD
"Nya Alemayhu was personable, thorough, and incredibly helpful at every stage of our home purchase. We were in Washington, D.C. for only a short
time, so the majority of our transaction was performed long-distance. With Nya on our side, it couldn't have gone more smoothly. She is definitely the
person you want on your team. She's a gem!"
- L.H. - Dupont Circle, DC