All neighborhoods in DC, including Georgetown, Kalorama, Mt. Pleasant, Adamís Morgan, Dupont Circle, West End, Logan Circle, Shaw, 16th Street Heights, Mass Ave Heights, Observatory Circle, Cleveland Park, North Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase, Glover Park, Woodley Park, Spring Valley, Wesley Heights and Kent
Shaye Zakotnik is a licensed real estate agent in DC, Virginia, and Florida. A native Washingtonian born in Georgetown and hailing from a real estate family, she began her career in 2011 in the DC area. Shortly thereafter she moved to sunny Key West, FL, where she specialized in the luxury high-end market and created an impressive network of friends and clients from all over the world. In 2017 Shaye moved back to DC to be closer to family and joined Washington Fine Properties.
Since 2011, Shaye has been involved in nearly $120 Million in residential real estate sales. Her experience ranges from working with buyers and sellers on affordable condos to multi-million-dollar waterfront estates. Her passion for real estate is evident to everyone she meets, and she is a trusted advocate for her clients. With extensive knowledge regarding the real estate industry and her diverse residential background, Shaye is committed to providing the highest-quality real estate experience. Clients who work with Shaye enjoy her analytical and caring consultative approach, coupled with her attention to detail and ability to craft strategically successful offers.
When not working, Shaye enjoys taking advantage of all that DC has to offer, from hiking the trails of Rock Creek with her rescued dog Charlie, to tasting the latest cuisine from new restaurants constantly popping up around the city. She enjoys traveling, volunteering with The Junior League of Washington and staying attuned to the latest happenings in the city.
Salisbury University, B.A. in Political Science
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
The Junior League of Washington
Co-Chair - Fundraiser for The American Cancer Society and The Cancer Foundation of the Keys
YPN of The Key West Association of Realtors
Fair Insurance Rates of Monroe (FIRM)
Shaye was wonderful to work with in finding my home in DC from start to finish in all aspects. She showed me several places based on my list of wants and must-haves, and really helped me narrow down exactly what I wanted. I am now living in the place that I'm quite happy with, thanks to Shaye. When I first met her I told her that I wasn't looking for anything immediately, but had a few months to find what I was looking for. She respected that, didn't push at all, but would send me places that matched my interest and check in occasionally. It was the perfect amount of involvement.
As I came closer to buying, she spent more time with me looking at places. She was professional, patient, and has an upbeat energy that I really appreciate, which helped make looking for a new home fun. Her communication was prompt and clear, quite responsive. She understands the business. I think she said that her father's work was related to real estate, and she learned a lot about the various aspects. It showed. She pointed out potential concerns and advantages with the various properties, many which I wouldn't have noticed. Two examples immediately come to mind: one was the special assessment on one property that she pointed out showed a concern with the finances of the condo association, and the other that there was little evidence for how another condo used the relatively high condo fee. Both things to stay away from.
When I decided to put an offer on my new home, we went over some numbers, and she was key with the negotiations. I am quite pleased with what I paid. After signing a contract, Shaye sent me a list with a step-by-step guide to what I need to do next and when I needed to do it. She suggested I get a couple other offers from other lenders, and one she suggested provided a better rate and terms than what I found. So glad I listened to that suggestion. The settlement company she suggested made the closing go smoothly. The inspector she knew likewise was professional and thorough. I would highly recommend Shaye! Thanks again Shaye!