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More about Carl Bender
I entered real estate during a period of difficulty for the industry, at a time when when other agents were being squeezed out by the tougher market conditions of the day. To some extent, those tougher conditions are still with us: in the form of higher loan standards, the proliferation of short sales/foreclosures, and a greater need than ever for local knowledge and expertise. Facilitated by my fondness for working with people face to face, and a passion for tackling new challenges on a daily basis, I took the opportunities of the last several years to learn, grow stronger, and to provide my clients with consistently excellent service. As such, I am honored to have been recently named as a 'Top Producer' within the Northern VA Association of Realtors.
Over the years, individuals and organizations that I have been proud to call my clients have included everything from first-time homebuyers on a limited budget, to Fortune 500 companies relocating employees into the region. From officers serving in our armed forces, to the many young professionals that live here, I have represented a pool of buyers and sellers as diverse and dynamic as the region we all call home.
The Bender Experience
No matter how many people I meet in this business, I continue to take pleasure in getting to know every one of my clients as I assist them in navigating the dynamic Washington area market. With me, you will never experience being passed off to another agent for showings or open houses, feel artificial limits on number of homes seen, or any pressure towards premature decision making. From home finding and negotiation, to staging and price positioning, to being present for home inspections and meetings with contractors, and finally to settlement... what I offer is full service and assistance at every step of the transaction. I adjust to your personal pace and style in order to ensure that your experience is an enjoyable one, and I strive to make every one of my clients feel like they are my only clients.
I have been fortunate to call the DC area home for the majority of my life, having gone to school locally in McLean and then later attending the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. Drawn to the creative energies of technology, marketing, and bringing people together, I left college early to co-found an Internet marketing company focused on the evolution of web-based advertising. Technology trends and financial news continue to be two areas I follow closely, both for my enduring interest, and for their influence on the business of real estate.