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"Did you ever have a realtor bring a rug from his home to put in your front hallway for staging effect? That is just one example of how much Stan Bissey cares about what he does. His attention to detail was just impeccable. We had already moved out of state and Stan knew all of the tradesmen to make sure our house was in top shape. He even did some things himself, like cleaning the green moss from the flagstone patio under our second story deck! And he dealt with the title company on a complicated issue. He was available at a moment's notice when we needed him, and made sure that everything went smoothly. The outcome was that our house had four offers and we sold for over the asking price, with no hassles. We would give him 10 STARS if we could. - Carol D.
"The Bissey Team, Todd and Stan provided top rate service in my recent real estate and purchase. Todd and Stan prepared my condo to be put on the market by ensuring that every nook and cranny was ready for the first open house. Their attention to detail, excellent contractor relationships and hands on service ensured that my condo sold in less than 2 weeks. When it came to purchasing my first home, Todd listened carefully to my desires in a new home, and made sure I made the right choice. He also walked me through all the details associated with buying and closing on a new home. He was ready and willing to answer any questions I might have on the many details in preparing for this important transaction. Todd and Stan made me feel like I was the most important client, even as I knew they were juggling many other properties at the same time. I would highly recommend the Bissey Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in DC (or Maryland)." - Sherri R.
"We enthusiastically recommend Stan and Todd Bissey (Compass). From the moment they came on board, they provided us with concrete recommendations about what we needed to do to maximize our , managed the entire project (including working with the contractors and staging company) and didn't delay showing and, most importantly, selling our house. Within days of the Open House we had several competitive offers on the table and we closed just days later! Our only regret is that we can't take Stan and Todd to our new home state to serve as our buyer agents on that end!"
- Gloria T.
"We worked with Todd and Stan as sellers. Todd and Stan are true professionals who work very hard to get a property ready to go to market. They are sticklers for details, and they bring in an excellent stager and good trades-people in order to to execute their plan. Get out of their way and they will put in long hours to achieve their vision for your property. In our case, after a bit of give and take about how much to invest in preparing our property to sell, our large two-flat went on the market on a Thursday and we had two offers by Monday. Todd and Stan did a quick and excellent job in moving between the two bidders and in obtaining a much better second offer. They were also very helpful in negotiating the TOPA and closing process. In sum, they are professionals who know their stuff and work hard to move properties at the best possible price." - R Shapiro.
Stan received his engineering degree in Aeronautics and Astronomics at Purdue University. After completing his MBA at the University of Michigan, Stan joined a management consulting firm, where he specialized in hospital operations and construction. This eventually brought him to DC, where he met his wife Jeanie, settled down, and had two children: Todd & Scott.
Right after they were married and before kids, they moved to an English basement apartment on Capitol Hill. It was on the Hill where Stan got involved in renovations, construction & real estate. At first it was on a part time basis, but it wasn't long before general contracting, renovating homes, developing commercial properties & residential condominiums became a full time business. In the 1980s & early 1990s he teamed up with well-known developer Bob Herrema and developed the Logan School Condo, Kentucky Manor Condo, the Tuscany Condo, the Carbery School Condo and the Hawthorne Condo to name a few. These were a handful of the condo conversion projects they developed on Capitol Hill, which were bold and risky moves at the time, but through some creative sales strategies they all sold out.
These creative sales strategies involved selling the condos as investment properties to friends, family members, fraternity brothers, high school friends, relatives and the like. Since the majority of these buyers were out of town, there was a need for a local property management company. Stan & Jeanie started a property management company, which they ran for a decade or so. After which time they turned their management portfolio over to another management company. After his not-so-brief stint in property management, Stan started focusing on residential & commercial real estate sales and leasing. Shortly thereafter in 2001, his son Todd joined him in the business. The Bissey Team was formed.
Stan's engineering and construction background coupled with Todd's sales and marketing background allow them to be great advocates and real estate consultants for both their buyer and seller clients. What sets them aside from their competition is their ability to prepare properties for the market. Together with their contractors, landscapers & stagers, they will work to transform their clients' properties, so that they can get top dollar. Their discerning eye(s) for correct construction practices and acute market knowledge make them invaluable resources for their buyer clients as well. You can find Stan & Todd all over DC, as they sell in every neighborhood, but more often than not you will find them on Capitol Hill.