About Exclusive Buyers Agents

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Is The Traditional Real Estate Model Under Pressure?
Asked to comment on changes affecting the traditional real estate model, Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge, said that the increased use of house hunting websites as well as a recent California Supreme Court ruling on the practice known as "dual agency" are shaking the industry to its core.  

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Tech Has Led to Increased Demand for Transparency
 
 
Over the past decade, consumers' widespread embrace of technology spurred the creation of firms such as Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin.  "These online databases disrupted the 'cartel' of the old brokerages that used to monopolize access to
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How to Buy a Home In the Washington, DC Metro Area

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

When you're ready to buy a home, hire an Exclusive Buyer's Agent . It doesn't matter if you are looking to buy luxury real estate in DC or you are a First-Time Home Buyer in Maryland. Buyer's Agents who work for a large, traditional real estate companies can and do not provide the same level of service, commitment, representation or guarantees as an Exclusive Buyer's Agent who works for a Buyer Brokerage Real Estate Company. A Buyer's Agent and an Exclusive Buyer's Agent are two different animals. Luckily, for homebuyers in VA, DC, MD, there are a number of reputable and experienced Exclusive Buyer's Agents to choose from. (NAEBA.org)

At the Buyer’s Edge, our buyer

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Buyer Beware - Flipped Homes Can Be a

Homebuyer's Worst Nightmare

  

Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Real Estate Broker of Buyer's Edge Washington, DC, MD, VA, warns homebuyers of the potential pitfalls of buying a "picture-perfect flipped home" without doing your homework in this CNBC article by Diana Olick.

After you have finished reading Ms. Olick's article, please take a look at CNBC's informative video on how to buy a home that has been flipped. At 2:15 minutes into the TV broadcast, Stephen Israel shares his: 

FLIP HOMEBUYER'S CHECKLIST



 

 See Stephen Carpenter-Israel with Diana Orlick with CNBC at 2:15 mark. 






Accurate and Timely MLS Search Homes for Sale in the Washington, DC Metro 

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Buyer's Edge Promotes Valerie Winebrenner to Vice President

"I am thrilled for Buyer's Edge and for the Washington DC Real Estate community to have Valerie Winebrenner accept the position as Vice President," said Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President of Buyer's Edge. "Her twenty plus years of exclusively representing home buyers and heartfelt dedication to the consumer is extraordinary."

Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, Buyer's Edge is pleased to announce that Valerie Winebrenner has been promoted to Vice President.  She has been one of the top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC Metro area since joining the firm over twenty years ago.

"I am privileged to work with a talented team of individuals

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By Wendy Carpenter-Israel       "The Trump Election has had a dramatic effect on prices of high-end, luxury Washington, DC properties for sale." says Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge an Exclusive Buyer's Brokerage Real Estate Company in the Washington, DC Metro area.   Caveat Emptor "Buyer Beware"   Steve Israel found that "List Prices of properties above $3,000,000 compared to the values of properties that sold before the election have risen 31% in the Posh Neighborhoods of Georgetown and Kalorama."   There are currently 21 listings in this Buyer's Edge survey which includes fee simple properties (no condos or coops). The total combined prices of these properties is $131,934,900 according to…
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 November 15, 2016

Best DC Realtors: Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agents

 

Congratulations to Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker with Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as One of DC's Top-Rated Realtors in 2016. Please read the Press Release. 

 

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October 27, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

  

 

Buying a House? Search MLS Now

"Hello, I’m Steve Israel, the President and Broker of Buyer’s Edge, Inc. in Washington, DC, MD, VA. We’re a very unique type of Real Estate Company that only represents people buying homes. We’re one of the only companies in the Washington, DC area and around the country that does this. It’s a very consumer oriented process where we never have any listings to sell. As a result, we are never representing the sellers of properties or the buyers of properties in the same transaction.  If you are looking for a house for sale or a condo/coop for sale in the Washington, DC Metro area, please give us a call. We’ll help you save money and protect your best interests

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Washington Business Journal Names Buyer's Edge to List of Top Ranked Real Estate Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016

 

Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, is honored that his Buyer Brokerage Real Estate Company has been named to the Washington Business Journal List of Top Ranked Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016. Please read the Press Release and an article by Inman News.

 What is an Exclusive Buyer's Agent?

 

 
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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2016

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 

Happy Earth Day. We live on a beautiful planet. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of that during the home and condo buying process in the Washington, DC metro area. With the hot, Spring real estate market in full swing, homebuyers find themselves running all over town looking at new real estate listings in DC, MD, VA with their exclusive buyer's agent. They frantically wonder, "Will we ever find our dream home? Will we ever win a multiple bidding war at our price point? Will we live in Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD or Logan Circle, DC?  Will I still want to live with my partner after this process?"

Yikes! Time to take a deep breath and remember that there will be other homes and

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April 4, 2016

By Wendy Carpenter-Israel

 Are you a Crazy Bird?

Here are the Top 5 Questions to ask yourself before you buy a home or condominium in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland from the real estate agent at the Open House.

See fun video at the end of the blog.

 

#1 When you’re hungry and want to go out for a super, expensive dinner would you walk into a OPEN HOUSE, sit down, eat and share your entire life story with a stranger?

 

#2 When you want to build your dream home for hundreds and thousands of dollars would you walk into an OPEN HOUSE under construction and randomly hire the unknown contractor working on site? 

 

#3 When your child is sick would you carry her into an OPEN HOUSE of an unknown pediatrician and

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