The 2006 Real Estate Roundtable: A Quick Sell

by Editorial

Smart home pricing and some “good housekeeping” will help sellers navigate a buyer’s market.’

Mark Bisnow

Mark Bisnow


Our participants:

Jonathan Taylor: Jonathan Taylor is the Managing Partner of Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty. With over 50 agents in offices in Georgetown and Downtown and nearly $500 million in sales in 2005, TTRSIR is one of the top independently owned and operated RE firms in DC, MD & VA. The recent affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty brings an international network of contacts, marketing and technology to the clients of TTRSIR.

Karen Briscoe: Karen Briscoe recently partnered with Sue Huckaby of Weichert Realtors to form The Huckaby Briscoe Group. The Huckaby Briscoe Group consistently sells over $100 million in the Northern Virginia market specializing in McLean, Great Falls and North Arlington. Karen began her real estate career 25 years ago developing residential lots for the Trammell Crow Co. in Dallas and relocated to the Northern Virginia area about 13 years ago. Karen holds a BA from Stephens College and a Masters degree from Southern Methodist University.

Melinda Estridge: Melinda Estridge of the Estridge Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, has been selling real estate in the Washington area for 25 years. She focuses primarily on Bethesda, Chevy Chase, South Potomac and Northwest Washington. Her full-time staff, buyer specialist and 7 day-a-week real estate advice provide the highest level of service possible, placing Melinda in the top 1/2% of all agents nationwide.

Mark Bisnow: Mark has been a lawyer, politico and businessman in Washington for nearly three decades and publishes a growing series of electronic newsletters, including Real Estate Weekly, which features interviews with top Washington-area experts. He also writes a column called “BizKnow,” a weekly personality column in the Washington Business Journal.>>

Top local real estate agents Jonathan Taylor, Karen Briscoe and Melinda Estridge agree that it’s a buyer’s market out there, but a realistic attitude on price and making the most of a home’s potential will still get sellers a long way.

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