First Time Home Buyers
Foreign Service Officers
Brigham Young University -
B.A., Political Science, Minor in Business
After successful stints in politics and political advocacy for trade associations, Sam turned his attention to real estate. While deeply enjoying his work on Capitol Hill and in government relations, he discovered his passion for marketing and decided to pursue his interest within the real estate profession.
Growing up with a mother in real estate, Sam has been around the business for nearly his entire life. He has spent countless hours helping prepare for open houses, placing yard signs, and staging homes since 1989. Now as a real estate professional himself, he uses that experience in combination with his passion for innovative marketing, , and negotiation strategy to help clients maximize results and achieve their goals.
As a DC area native, Sam is well positioned to advise clients on selling, investing, buying, or renting inside the beltway. He looks forward to using his intimate knowledge of the area to advise you on selling, buying, or investing.
He enjoys playing golf, tennis, cycling, skiing, and exploring the restaurants, nightlife, and shopping in neighborhoods across the District, Maryland, and northern Virginia.
★★★★★"As a first time home buyer I was nervous about finding the right place in DC. I was referred to Sam who is truly a master of his craft. He has exceptional knowledge of the market in the DMV area. We must have looked at nearly 100 places together before I found the right place. Although I was probably a handful to work with, he was extremely responsive and always made himself available. Real estate runs in his blood. Great 5 star experience all around." - Mark
★★★★★"Sam was excellent to work with. He went out of his way to help my husband and I purchase our first home in Washington, DC. The process was new for us, and he made it as easy and seamless as possible. We would absolutely recommend him!" - Kelly and Kyle
★★★★★"Sam was very knowledgeable of Arlington, having lived his entire life here. He was very responsive, attentive, and available. He gave honest assessments of properties and neighborhoods, and was aware of future development projects, local knowledge, etc. We were able to close on a house very quickly with Sam, even while conducting most of the process from our prior house in Seattle. I highly recommend Sam" - Jeff and Kim
★★★★★"Sam is a true real estate professional - thorough, responsive, prompt, and knowledgeable. Throughout my entire process of shopping for a home, Sam stayed on top of things and was consistently one step ahead. While looking at homes, Sam took an active interest in understanding my requirements and repeatedly updated and tailored his parameters to my needs. During the negotiations, Sam provided sound recommendations, but still advocated my final decision when moving forward. While under contract, Sam kept me up to date on my closing checklist and was very prompt at scheduling the inspection, closing times, and the final walk through. I strongly recommend him to anyone interested in having a personalized and thorough home buying experience."
★★★★★"Just a quick note to thank Sam Wardel for his amazing help with every step of the process. I bought my house not long ago and Sam was extremely helpful with every aspect of the process. He helped me find the place and was extremely patient with my while I made my decision. I really appreciate his honesty above all else. He went the extra mile to ensure that I would be comfortable in my new home. I cannot thank him enough! I highly recommend him." - Maryam