Tricia Messerschmitt

Tricia Messerschmitt

Realtor®, CRS, CDRE

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Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent


DC, Maryland, and Virginia Sales and Purchases
Condos, Coops, and Single Family Homes
Simultaneous Buy/Sell Transactions and Multi-Faceted Moves
1st Time Homebuyers
Downsizing/Empty Nesters
Divorce Transactions and Estate Sales
Sale of Rental Properties/1031 Exchanges/TOPA Rights

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"I could not have asked for a better agent! From start to finish, Tricia guided me through the process of buying my first home. She was very knowledgeable about the market, responsive to my frequent questions and concerns, and above all else, a pleasure to work with."

"Tricia was incredibly knowledgeable about the entire home-buying process. I was nervous because I was buying my first home. But Tricia made sure that I understood everything I should expect so that there were no surprises. She actually made the experience a real pleasure...and the cherry on top was that she negotiated a lower sales price than I thought possible."

"Tricia has been an absolutely wonderful real estate agent! She helped us find a lovely home at a good price when we moved to Washington, DC. And, when we unexpectedly had to move again two years later, she helped us sell our home for an excellent price in the time frame we needed. Throughout she was professional and wonderful to deal with, always available and looking after our interests. I couldn't recommend her more highly! "

"I have worked with Tricia on three transactions: the purchase of a condo, the sale of that condo, and the recent sale of my farm. All experiences were superb! Tricia is a creative professional, a great communicator, and very hard worker. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate, and quickly gathered information about the markets in which my properties were located. Tricia had great ideas for marketing my properties, and she was able to deliver bad news (e.g., the asking price needs to be reduced) backed by the information necessary to convince me of the wisdom of her recommendations. I recommend Tricia without any hesitation. "

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone I care about. You were awesome to work with....very professional, but a lot of fun, too! Thank you for making the process so smooth. "


Fisher House

Terry Fox Run for Cancer

Founding Member, Four Seasons Golf for the Cure
About Tricia
When Tricia began her real estate career more than 15 years ago, she was named Rookie of the Year. Since then, those same principles of hard work, integrity, and high ethical standards define her as a Realtor. This professionalism has earned her the trust of Buyers and Sellers alike.

Tricia brings a diverse professional background to residential real estate, having honed her considerable negotiating and communication skills in the media and hospitality industries. She began her professional career as a producer of affiliate relations with CNN, negotiating newsgathering partnerships with local news stations across the country. Over the next ten years, Tricia’s successful negotiations helped build one of the news industry’s strongest affiliate networks. Upon arriving in Washington, DC, Tricia transitioned to another 24/7 industry, becoming Director of Public Relations for the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. There she perfected the fine art of impeccable service coupled with complete discretion.

Tricia expertly guides buyers and sellers through the very competitive Washington, DC-area market.  Her personal network, market knowledge, and ability to put people at ease during what can be a stressful time drives her success as a Realtor.....success that led Washingtonian Magazine to recognize Tricia as a Top Realtor.

Who You Hire Matters, Especially in Divorce Real Estate

Adding to my nearly two decades of experience and certifications, I have become a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE).  A CDRE is a REALTOR who has passed a rigorous certification program taught by attorneys, mediators, certified mortgage professionals, real estate professionals, and judicial officers. As a crossover expert between real estate and family law, a CDRE is trained to prevent and resolve real estate disputes that may arise in family law cases. Attorneys and clients can rely on a CDRE to help resolve their cases.

The Importance of Neutrality

In a traditional real estate transaction involving a family, the sellers are typically one team united in their objective. When divorce is added into the mix, the sellers may not have the same end goal and may be on hostile terms. Communication is often extremely difficult. Since there are two sides to every story, neutrality becomes exceedingly important. A divorce-trained CDRE always listens to both sides, stays neutral, finds point of leverage, and creates a path to getting the house sold. This is a complex role that traditional real estate agents, lawyers, therapists, family, and friends simply are not trained to navigate.