Daryl Judy’s expertise, sound counsel, and deep knowledge of the D.C. real estate market were invaluable to me during my condo search and eventual purchase. He provided the kind of reassurance that comes from knowing that one has a seasoned professional who is at the top of his/her field, working tirelessly on one’s behalf, and providing assured guidance throughout the process. I’ve since advised several of my friends to use his services, because I want them to have the best representation possible as they undertake the major life event and financial transaction that is a home purchase.
I am wholeheartedly convinced that the reason we were able to sell our house at a price that dramatically exceeded our expectations was that we dutifully followed Daryl Judy’s advice every step of the way. From the very beginning of the process through a four-party bidding war, Daryl engendered tremendous confidence; he was clear, direct, professional, understanding, detail-oriented, and responsive. Daryl deeply understands the DC market; not only does he know what will attract buyers, but he also walks his clients through the reasoning behind his recommendations so that the experience of showcasing a home is truly that of a team working together towards maximum mutual benefit from pre-listing to post-closing.
Allison and Peter Gustavson
Daryl and the team were wonderful. He was honest, responsive, and willing to go the distance (in fact, he once cut his vacation short to show us a property). From the initial consult to sending us a picture of the sold sign on our new house, we felt like we were in great hands with Daryl. We know we wouldn’t be in our dream house if it wasn’t for his dedication and tenacity, and we look forward to staying in touch and sending future homebuyers in his direction.
Daryl and the entire WFP team worked hard to find us a home that we love and that checked all of our boxes. In short, Daryl is responsive, professional, and thorough. He understands the market well and will move heaven and earth to find you a home you love. We plan to work with Daryl again when the time is right.
My husband and I had the pleasure of selling and buying with Daryl in 2010. He is an outstanding real estate agent who helped us reach our end goals by effectively navigating a challenging real estate market. We would definitely work with Daryl again in the future and highly recommend him to our friends and family.
We began working with Daryl at the strong recommendation of a friend and knew that our Bethesda condo was in good hands. When the coronavirus hit and people became hesitant to buy in multi-family buildings, Daryl was not deterred. He prepared brand-new marketing materials and jump-started a new campaign for our property, resulting in the highest-priced Bethesda condo sale of the year. Thanks, Daryl!
Ann and Paul Friedman
Daryl and his team were great. They made selling my occupied two-unit rental property at the height of the pandemic seem like a piece of cake. Not only did they understand the complexities of local regulations regarding the sale of rental properties, they also made the process as easy as possible for both me and my tenants. I highly recommend them.
Daryl was a tough negotiator and helped me get an amazing deal on my new home. He also provided great contacts to an architect that I ultimately hired to do some renovation plans for me. He was very responsive and very personable.
We have worked with Daryl on several real estate transactions where he has helped our family either buy or sell a home and have been very impressed with his expertise, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. We will definitely work with him in the future.
Daryl was the consummate professional as he guided me through my first-ever purchase. From beginning to end of the process, he was always available and incredibly informative. I'd recommend him for anyone.
Daryl and his team are the top DC Realty Team in my opinion. He has the pulse of the metro DC real estate market and was instrumental in our acquiring one of the few top-notch properties offered this past year in a very competitive market. His judgment and insight are incomparable. He is immediately available and very resourceful. I highly recommend him to you, whether to sell or buy a home.
Daryl was instrumental in selling our home. This was our first time selling a house, and after taking a job in another state, we were living nearly 1,000 miles away. Selling a home remotely could have been very stressful and challenging, but it was easy and straight-forward with Daryl. He walked us through every step and provided the highest level of service. He was available whenever we needed him, and he was always so helpful. Daryl and his extensive network allowed us to conduct the transaction in the private market, which allowed us to skip the process of listing the house publicly. And we were able to get top dollar at the same time. Finally, the settlement process was a piece of cake with Daryl’s help. We highly recommend Daryl and can’t thank him enough for such a great experience!
Brian Moll and Matt Miller
Daryl helped me maneuver through the incredibly complicated world of purchasing a first home in DC with ease and professionalism. He worked hard to make sure I found something that fit my needs and negotiated for terms that protected my interest. When inevitable hiccups arose throughout the process, Daryl was right there to fight to make sure issues were addressed. His reputation and knowledge of the market were invaluable in this process. Without a doubt, when I look for my next home, I would call Daryl.
We were intimidated about buying our first home, but Daryl made us feel confident and energized throughout the process. While we searched for houses, Daryl was always available and eager to jump on the phone and offer honest opinions, answer questions, and share contacts. When we found the house we wanted, we were amazed at how fast and efficient Daryl was in helping us snag it. We felt like we had insider tips on how to make the most competitive offer, thanks to Daryl’s experience, expertise, and connections. When it came time to close, his assistant was a knowledgeable and thoughtful coach to have on our side. We love our new home, and we wouldn’t be living here without the hardworking folks of Washington Fine Properties.
Bronson and Laura
We are absolutely delighted to share our experience with Washington Fine Properties. What made this such a satisfying and stress-free experience was working with our real estate agent, Daryl Judy, whom we found to be extremely competent and totally effective in every aspect of this transaction. He operated with absolute integrity. When he said he was going to do something, he did it and in the time frame that he projected. In fact, on many occasions, he delivered beyond our expectations! He always made us feel comfortable and that we were in good hands. This efficiency was augmented with the excellent assistance of Daryl's operations manager.. She was always able to answer our questions or get those answers for us promptly. Our transaction was selling an estate property, which comes with its inherent complications, but our process went as smooth as silk. Our property had multiple offers and had a buyer within one week of posting! WFP and Daryl Judy were recommended to us, and we will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Believe it or not, the experience we had felt like fun...and did we say stress-free? Indeed!
Carmen and Patrick
I want to share my strongest possible praise for Daryl Judy. I have actually worked with Daryl on two properties in the past twelve months, once for selling and once for purchasing. Daryl was exceptional in both cases. When selling my place, Daryl's advice on staging, pricing, and marketing the unit was spot-on. Despite putting my place on the market at a difficult time, Daryl's strategies resulted in a bidding war and secured a price significantly higher than even my most aggressive hopes. He was all I could have asked for and more. When purchasing my new place, Daryl was similarly exceptional. However, this time his extensive relationships with key players across the city meant that he knew my target neighborhoods like the back of his hand, already knew comps in the area, was able to negotiate aggressively, and closed the deal rapidly. Less than two weeks after contacting Daryl, we had our dream place, for a figure significantly below the seller's asking price. Daryl, hands down, is the best. If he can fit you into his client list, jump on the chance.
Daryl was stupendous from my first meeting until closing. To be frank, I had never thought that there was much difference between real estate agents until I met Daryl. I had previously put my house on the market in red-hot North Arlington, thinking it would easily sell, based upon my realtor’s guidance and being a financial advisory for 20+ years. After three months on the market and no offers, it was clear we were wrong. Daryl came in with specific guidance as to what needed to be altered on my house’s appearance and taught me how to identify the potential buyers and price the property accordingly. Daryl made all of the arrangements with the contractors and stagers without any decisions having to be made by me, which saved countless hours and headache. The first offer was received in less than 24 hours after going live on the market over asking price (which he said no to), and five additional offers were received after the open house. I sold well over ask. You can’t go wrong with Daryl. He is phenomenal.
Daryl and his team made sure I didn’t settle for anything less than my dream home. Even when I wanted to compromise some of my wishes, Daryl reminded me that wasn’t what I wanted. He was always frank with me, so I knew I could trust him. In the end, I found the perfect place for me and I could not be happier. It all came together, and I can’t thank the entire team enough for helping me through the process of buying my first home. THANK YOU!
Daryl Judy has been my best-ever resource for both finding and selling homes. I was pointed to Daryl, who found a perfect house not yet on the market and made it happen for me. At the same time, he sold my home in a few days. Eight years later, Daryl helped me buy a new home and sell the old one. All with the incredible energy, responsiveness, and expert guidance that I can’t imagine anyone else doing so well. He was always available with his team to take care of details with showings and paperwork. He knows his business and cares.
Daryl is the epitome of hard work, business smarts, and professionalism all rolled into one. I challenge anyone out there to find me a harder-working real estate professional in DC—or anywhere for that matter. On top of that, Daryl is honest, realistic with clients on both sides of the transaction, and just a real pleasure to work with.
I have watched Daryl Judy’s amazing talent for years. So, when it was time for me to sell my beloved condo near Logan Circle there was only one person I trusted, and the results surpassed my expectations! From the start, Daryl was direct, honest, and clear on what needed to be done to ensure success in this very bizarre market. Everything he said was exactly right and I’m glad I listened – from improvements to staging to market timing to pricing. Daryl also brings a top-notch team to the sale – Yamile Someillan was amazing. She is so organized, knowledgeable, and accessible. She made what could be stressful paperwork and scheduling seem so easy. Both are so kind, responsive, and clear on what’s needed to make the process go as smoothly as possible. It doesn’t end there. Daryl and his team also have connections with contractors and brought them to the table for a few improvements that were needed prior to going on the market and for a last-minute issue just days before closing. It is so hard to get contractors these days, and that was so imperative to keep things on schedule. For a condo I was resistant to let go, the process ended with over 15 offers in a few days and $161K over asking price. I was happy that there were so many people out there who saw the value and magic of my home. I believe it was due to the energy, connections, and passion of the Daryl Judy team! I would recommend this team to anyone selling or buying and urge them to trust the experience and the process they follow.
Daryl and his team are amazing! Anybody who has worked with him knows the splendid experiences described in his well-earned testimonials. Anybody who hasn’t should know this: he is the nicest, brightest, most industrious, and conscientious person you will ever have the pleasure to meet! He knows the diverse and ever-changing market intimately and understands the individual goals of each client. Daryl moves quickly, nimbly, thoughtfully, tirelessly. He makes a complex process effortless and is simply delightful. He gets the job done, he gets it done right, and makes it a breeze!
Doc & Beth
We have had the fortune of working with Daryl Judy for a number of years and used him to buy our first condo in Logan Circle. When the time came to upgrade to more space with our growing family, Daryl was our first and only call. He helped us think strategically about our priority wish list for our next home and made sure we had everything lined up financially to move quickly in a hypercompetitive market. When the time came to put in an offer, Daryl acted quickly, leveraged his relationships, and used his extensive expertise to draft the most competitive offer possible. We were able to successfully purchase our home in a bidding war and without going over our maximum budget. When it came time to sell our beloved condo, Daryl worked the private sale market to find us a buyer in a less-than-desirable environment due to both COVID and the Capitol Insurrection. As a result, we were able to sell our condo for our asking price and without having to go through the hassle, unknowns, and costs of putting it on the market. We couldn't have pulled off either of these transactions, let alone both of them, without Daryl's unflinching guidance and expertise in an extremely challenging and competitive market. Simply put, Daryl knows the region's market like none other, and because of his relationships and expertise to act quickly and efficiently, he made both buying AND selling seamless for us. The world presents enough stresses in our daily lives, but because of Daryl, our recent experience in the DC real estate market could not have worked out better. We are incredibly grateful to Daryl and his team for everything!
Drew & Robin
We chose to work with Daryl Judy after meeting at an open house in our neighborhood; it was evident after our meeting that he knew the market very well. We were selling during a stressful time, a tight time schedule, a second baby on the way, and a new home already signed and ready to go. We knew Daryl was going to be responsive, honest, and knowledgeable—not to mention, WFP carries a very well-earned reputation. We were able to lean on Daryl’s market knowledge as we set the price, negotiated the sale, and navigated aspects of our HOA. Everything was settled, signed, and complete just before our baby arrived. Highly recommend Daryl.
Erin and Alex
I am so thankful for Daryl Judy and his skilled team at WFP for their recent assistance in selling a coop owned by an elderly friend whose affairs I manage. Al is in his 90s, his husband had passed away several years ago, and he bravely made the decision for himself to move into a supported living environment. But once he made that decision, goodness, he wanted it to happen yesterday! Daryl and his team immediately sprang into action, getting the place staged, photographed, on the market, and sold in barely a month’s time. When buyers came in to try and make an offer before he was accepting contracts, Daryl rejected those efforts, understanding how important it was that the process be competitive, and Al realize all the money he could to pay for his future care. I was grateful for Daryl’s compassionate help as he assisted me in explaining the sales process to Al, closing a great deal with challenging sellers, and even bringing in team members to assist in clearing out some of the coop contents. With Daryl’s support, Al is now happy and safe in his new home!
Daryl’s outstanding reputation in every facet of real estate profession precedes him, so when I decided to sell my loft, there was no other professional that I envisioned helping me accomplish the task than Daryl. From our very first meeting, it became evident why Daryl has such an excellent reputation. He has an eye for the big picture as well as for details that made a material difference. He also works with a group of professionals who are also at the top of their game in their respective areas of expertise. The photographs of the property taken for the website were outstanding, the staging was top-notch, and the painting of key areas was performed very professionally and in a very timely manner. It is worth highlighting that Daryl was very careful in weighing costs/benefits when making recommendations to present the unit in the best light. Also, Daryl had broad and consistent oversight with regard to every single person responsible for any part of the transaction, including me. The unit was sold in less than a week after only one open house at a price that I was extremely happy with. Daryl’s negotiation skills go way beyond price, as his experience allowed him to use tools that were unknown to me. One of Daryl’s greatest skills is that he knows how communicate with others and was always available to me. While he took the initiative to contact me regarding every key date in the process, he was also there to provide answers to all my questions and put me at ease as necessary. While I initially came to Daryl due to his reputation, the many critical details of the selling/closing process showed me the many reasons why Daryl is so successful. I have worked with several real estate professionals in the past, and none hold a candle to him. I could go on and on about Daryl’s results-driven talent, but the above are the most salient examples that highlight why Daryl would be my go-to agent again in the future.
Daryl Judy was a consummate real estate professional from the moment I walked into his Open House on the first day of listing what would become my new apartment! His expertise as a Realtor was immediately apparent, as was his personal warmth and enthusiasm. I introduced myself as a renter in the same building, “just looking,” but he treated me as if I were an important client nonetheless. As a first-time homebuyer, I relied on Daryl’s expertise to help me through the steps of deciding to purchase. Daryl was extremely helpful in explaining the difference between co-ops and condos and did not make me feel I was being pressured or rushed to make a decision to buy. I could not have been happier to find my ideal home through Daryl, who made the experience a real pleasure!
Daryl really helped us during our move to Washington, D.C. We were in desperate need of a professional in Real Estate who knew the intricacies of the Washington, D.C., neighborhoods and where we would best fit in. He paid high attention to our interests, tastes, and budget. He was masterful at navigating the paperwork, fellow agents, and closing process to make our purchase as painless as possible. Two years later, we are still in our D.C. home and love our neighborhood. Thanks, Daryl
When the time came to sell our home in Chevy Chase, MD, Daryl was our only phone call. Daryl was beyond respectful of our need for privacy and set a strategy to make sure our property was sold quickly at the asking price he recommended. We were so impressed with Daryl’s network and his ability to get our home under contract in a matter of days at full asking price and without contingencies. Having the right broker who knows the temperature of the market as well as what will speak to a very specific pool of buyers (in our case) is invaluable. The attention to detail around every aspect of the marketing of our home was phenomenal. We will ALWAYS recommend Daryl Judy and his team. He was patient with our needs and executed like an absolute machine on our behalf . . . not to mention he’s a pleasure to work with and sets the bar for professionalism. THANK YOU, DARYL, for always being you!
We could not have asked for a better team to sell our first home and help us navigate the purchase of a new one. Daryl and his team did a great job marketing our home and building excitement that allowed us to get well over the listing price—the highest 2-bedroom/2-bath house to sell in Parkview! We had over 150 people come through the open house and were able to accept an offer after the first weekend on the market. Daryl and his team were great at keeping us up- to-date on the process and answering any questions we had along the way. Just a few weeks later, Daryl helped guide us through a difficult buying situation and secure our new home in the Logan Circle neighborhood. We had an amazing experience with Daryl and his team. If you want to get the most out of your home and are looking for an easy team to work with, go with Daryl Judy!
Jacob and Zach
We worked with Daryl to sell our condo in Logan Circle, DC. We were moving to a new house that was not going to be finished for another five months, so we had a huge ask – we needed a late settlement; otherwise, we would have to move twice. Daryl was able to find us a buyer who was not only willing to have a late settlement but also pay asking price. It gets better . . . Daryl was able to achieve all this in 24 hours after putting our listing in his newsletter, not even on the market! Daryl was wonderful to work with – knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and down-to-earth. We couldn’t have asked for a smoother sale.
Jan and Midhat Pawlak
Daryl and his team are a well-oiled machine. My wife and I listed our condo for sale, and in five days we had a full price, all- cash, no contingencies offer we accepted . . . just a few weeks before Christmas no less. I think this was due in large part to the following: a forward-thinking marketing plan, a well-understood prospective buyer profile, and amazing staging done by CC Staging & Design. Daryl was adamant about making sure the home was fixed up and staged to perfection for pictures and showings. The team held showings over two days during the five-day period and voila! What a rockstar team!
Our home purchase process was a little more involved, though it was in large part due to low inventory for our price range. Daryl and Anthony were available to show us many, many homes. They worked tirelessly in several multiple-bid scenarios that were all rush situations. Some had as many as 15 offers. Daryl was meticulous in helping us structure offers to have the best chance to win while still falling within the amount of risk we were comfortable with. Our winning bid out of five offers in a 24-hour market period had the right balance of limited contingencies and escalation clauses to secure the home. We absolutely love the home we found in Bethesda, which wasn’t the ideal plan we had when we set out looking to stay in D.C. The home is beautiful and spacious, with location prioritized. The neighborhood is very cute. We’re about one mile from the D.C. line, and we’re in the best school district in Montgomery County. We’re confident return on investment for this property will be extremely high while also setting our daughter up for success. Thank you very much!
Jason Perkins & Cristina Horcasitas
We decided to sell our classic rowhouse on 13th Street, near the U Street corridor, to find a place with more space and a garden. For the sale of our house, we followed Daryl’s instructions: We left the premises and he and his crews made all the modifications needed to bring it to the market in optimum conditions. After it was staged, Daryl made a video for promotion on social media. We remember watching it and thinking, “Do we really want to sell this?” Daryl found the exact tone and highlighted very smartly the appealing features of the house and its location. It was sold in under a week and 30% above asking price. Daryl then helped us acquire an architectural gem, with a large garden, in Alexandria. Daryl’s hands-on approach and enthusiasm, coupled with his contacts, very efficient contractors, and team made this whole experience smooth, effortless, satisfactory, and thrilling. We recommend him unconditionally.
Jeane & Emmanuel
Just sold my family home of 110 years, so needless to say it was a very emotional time. I could not have found a better person than Daryl Judy to work with. He was so kind and understanding while prodding me enough to make decisions and walking me through each step. All in all, the house was sold in about 10 days in the best scenario I could hope for. I would call him in a heartbeat again for my real estate needs and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!
Daryl is phenomenal to work with. Unfortunately, I have a track record of not staying very long in my homes. That said, I’ll be using Daryl again for my next sale/purchase. His knowledge and expertise of the local area, especially in nicer, turnkey properties, is very impressive. It was this expertise and knowledge that led me to close on my new Georgetown townhouse in May 2019. I had placed a down payment on very high-end, new-construction, doorman condo in Tyson Corner that very much reminded me of the convenience and amenities of living in a NYC full-service building. After working with Daryl, he guided me to make what I believe to be a much better investment decision with the Georgetown townhome. In the end, I knew that Daryl wasn't just trying to “sell” me something in DC, but, instead, was interested in making sure that I made the right decision for me. I am very pleased with my decision with the DC townhome and really appreciate his professionalism, responsiveness, excellent negotiation skills, and post-sale service (shout-out to Anthony as well!). For someone who’s in a real estate transaction every 3-4 years, I can tell you that the whole team is also a lot of fun to work with! Do yourself a favor and reach out to him . . . you won’t regret it.
Daryl Judy is the guy to get it done. He works harder for you and achieves a better outcome than anybody I know. He has an assuring ability to handle the most complex and pressured situations with focus, integrity, and kindness. He is that rare combination of knowledge, persistence, and generosity of spirit. I should also say that I have seen him quietly, and with the same dedication and attitude of respect, donate countless volunteer hours to help DC’s homeless population.
Joan Von Drehle
As a busy professional, I really appreciated Daryl’s balanced approach with me. We set out my parameters for property on the whiz-bang Washington Fine Properties technology, and I got regular updates on my target markets. Even more importantly, Daryl thread a fine needle with me by being encouraging – without being pushy, and informative – without being a nuisance. When I needed to be calmed down, he handled the moments with kindness. And when he thought I should be more aggressive, he didn't cause a heart attack!
Daryl did an excellent job in helping with my home purchase. He found a place that I love and successfully guided me through the entire process. I would definitely work with him again.
Buying our first home with Daryl's Team was an excellent experience. Daryl understood both our aspirations and limitations. He was personable and professional in every communication and especially responsive when pressed to move quickly to meet deadlines. We appreciated his honest feedback on homes we were considering and his keen insight into the DC market; this proved invaluable in finding the right home for us within our budget. My husband and I were able to purchase a new home that met all of our criteria within our intended timeframe at a price we were pleased with. Daryl and the rest of his team are knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.
Kelsey and James Avino
Daryl Judy and his team were fantastic to work with. Daryl was always upbeat and optimistic, deftly managed the array of buyers and agents who sometimes came through multiple times, and ultimately found the perfect buyers for our home. We also appreciated Daryl’s knowledge, expertise, and time spent with us in the search and purchase of our new home. The attention to detail shown by the whole team made sure we felt very well taken care of every step of the way.
Laura and Bradley Belt
It was disappointing to hear Daryl say that the days were over for a DC developer to buy our four-story 1905 house to break up into condos. At least for now, in the barely post-COVID era in DC. We had hoped a developer wouldn’t need the seduction (and expense) of us getting the entire place painted and staged. But Daryl had a mental picture of the young couple who would come in and fall in love with the place – and in order to do so, it needed lipstick, he said. OK, we said, reluctantly. Plus -- Daryl had a hidden superpower – an amazing team of companies and people to make it happen. And after one weekend on the market, that couple was exactly who walked in the door. Daryl steered them and their agent past making anything less than a full-price offer and away from the muck of negotiating over the inspection. One month to the day from the time the house officially went on the market, we closed. We’ve bought and sold more than a handful of houses, so we’ve been down this road. The process for either buyer or seller can be rocky and perilous or mercifully short and sweet. The house is the house, but the biggest variable is your agent. Daryl Judy and his excellent team got us through, smoothly, skillfully, and diplomatically. We’re very grateful for his help in delivering the successful outcome.
Daryl is a true professional at what he does! He brings a high level of expertise, strategic thought, and attention to detail to all of his transactions. We love partnering with him on his listings because we know he will get his properties sold quickly and for top dollar, equaling success for all parties involved. He has been nothing but a pleasure to work with over the years!
Daryl recently helped us acquire a "dream" property on the Bay in Annapolis and sold our Shaw townhouse at the full asking price (in four days!). Many of Daryl's clients have written about how easy he is to work with and the personal service that he brings to their clients. All true. But the best reason to work with Daryl—he's just smarter than most. We've used him now in four transactions over the past few years. For us, this has meant that we were able to avoid a possible competing offer that could have raised the price of a house we wanted to buy; he included contract conditions that enhanced certainty on the sale of our home and that avoided last minute haggling with buyers; and in one sale, he was able to generate a sight-unseen full-price offer based on the respect fellow area agents have for him and the quality of his listings. It's a negotiation—you want the best agent on your team.
Mary Brown & Roger McClung
It took 24 hours to let the house contract sink in, and I'm ecstatic! I really had trouble digesting the news until now. It didn't even seem real. It's amazing! Almost $200K over list price; a contract without contingencies; virtually no hassle for us and in only a week! All the contacts Daryl provided along the way made all the aspects of moving easy. He’s amazing. He promised the moon and he delivered. A million thanks!
Mary Kappus and Jay Brown
As we prepared to sell our condominium in Washington, DC, my wife and I did our homework. We interviewed three prospective agents to represent our property. Any one of the three would represent us well and after careful consideration we opted to go with the agent who had helped us purchase the property. After several months with many showings but no firm offers, we knew we had to make a change in representation. It was the right decision. Daryl welcomed us back, assessed our situation, and recommended a minor renovation that eliminated the concerns expressed by prospective buyers. Since we had already relocated to another state, we placed our trust in Daryl. The renovation was completed in a week. The expert staging and marketing highlighted the best features of the property and resulted in multiple offers after the first weekend on the market. Daryl’s experience and hands-on approach sold our property in four days.
Matt and Nancy O.
I would never have gone through with my first purchase if it hadn’t been for Daryl! He takes the profession to a whole new level—there is honestly no more patient, loyal, and hardworking agent around. He takes enormous pride in his work and invests himself personally to ensure that you find the perfect home. Daryl innately understood what I needed and what options would suit me best. With the utmost professionalism, he saved me countless hours by narrowing my searches, visiting apartments so I wouldn’t have to, preparing meticulously for each of my visits and patiently holding my hand through each stage of my decision-making process. He’s a saint, considering my many requirements, but he unwearyingly knew how to guide me away from the fantasies to realistically assess what was important and possible. He pretty much moved heaven and earth to protect my interests and kept me on track from the beginning through to the day after my move and beyond. I couldn’t be happier in my new home and am certain that I made the perfect investment despite this challenging market. Don’t put your real estate needs in the hands of any other.
Daryl gave us crucial advice to guide us through the purchase of our first home. He was always quick to respond to our questions, not to mention fun and easy to work with and patient with the overwhelming number of questions that we had as first-time buyers. Once we had narrowed down our search, Daryl came to the various homes with us and consulted us on the pros and cons of each location and ultimately helped us make the right decision for our unique situation. His support didn’t even stop at helping us pick the right home, he also negotiated a great deal with the seller and then helped set us up with various suppliers to ensure a smooth inspection, moving, and even future renovation work.
Michael and Kristin Longe
Daryl represented me in connection with the sale of my DC condo. Working with Daryl and Washington Fine Properties was an overwhelmingly positive experience, such that I couldn’t even imagine better real estate agent representation than what Daryl and WFP provided. Daryl is so knowledgeable, and experienced and obviously very successful at his chosen profession. His recommendations and judgment were completely on-point in every situation; the vast and impressive resources of WFP further enhanced the overall selling experience and reduced my stress levels as a seller to their lowest possible point. Perhaps most impressively, it is easy and a pleasure to work with Daryl; he’s completely responsive, appropriate, and professional, always offering the right advice in the best manner. I recommend Daryl and WFP enthusiastically and without reservation.
My house had been on the market for several months, but I really hadn’t considered the importance of a proper marketing effort. I had an important tax deadline approaching and decided to take the process to another level. Daryl Judy and his team of professionals came in and gave my home a new look and gave me a whole new perspective on the process. Under incredibly difficult time constraints and a few last-minute hurdles, WFP had my home staged and sold at the asking price in a matter of days. No detail was too small and no effort too great to help me get my house sold quickly and efficiently. While I was living in another city at the time, Daryl and his team went above and beyond their responsibility to get my home sold with limited impact on my schedule. I would recommend them highly and without reservation.
Daryl did a great job of finding us the house we wanted quickly. He then ensured that we got a fair and functional closing, which is equally important. He's excellent at what he does.
Working with Daryl and his team was truly a dream. They made the process so easy and efficient; every detail was taken care of and quickly. They knew all the right questions to ask and presented options when there was more than one answer. Our unit sold without delay due to the recommendations provided by the team before we listed. Will definitely be using WFP in the future!
Patrick, Alanna, Taylor, Charlie & Harry
Working with Daryl Judy was well . . . to put it in a word . . . exhausting! He pushed us constantly, Clean up your house! Clear debris! Get this painted! Get this fixed! Work on the landscaping! Get rid of all your clutter! You may wonder why you put up with it . . . Well, in the end, he knows what he is doing, and everything he tells you to do will get you the best sale possible and make you the most money on your home! Daryl Judy is one of the top Agents in the DMV, and that is because he is direct and honest. f you listen to him and follow his recipe, you will walk away more satisfied than you could have ever imagined. Twelve offers later and “multiples” over asking are all you need to know! Would we use Daryl Judy again? In a heartbeat!
Paul Tetreault and John Jeter
Daryl Judy and his staff helped my family tremendously through one of the toughest obstacles in our lives. We had the task of settling our wonderful Aunt's estate in Washington, DC, and we are New Mexico residents. Daryl came prepared for our initial meeting with the data about the DC market and a listing strategy that we needed to prepare to sell her condo. He was patient with us throughout the probate process and hit the ground running once we had the green light to put it on the market. Daryl made the multiple-offer process easy to navigate through, and all of our paperwork was thoroughly explained and delivered with ease. We cannot thank Daryl and Yamile enough for their knowledge and expertise.
When shopping for our first home, we purposely sought out Daryl Judy as our realtor and could not be happier with or choice. Daryl was patient, thorough, attentive, and deeply concerned with our personal needs and limitations. He worked closely with us to find just the right place and spent extra time advising us on possibilities and challenges with each property we considered. Our final decision was an easy one because we were certain that Daryl had allowed us enough time and provided enough information to seek and find perfection. His service and advice—even some hand holding—after our selection were invaluable in the process of making it through the closing. We are so happy and content in our new home, and we have Daryl to thank for everything.
I came to Daryl when I inherited an apartment that was tenant-occupied. Daryl astutely assessed the optimal timing and pricing of the sale, and he pointed me to improvements and ways to show it as well as possible. His personal involvement was key to an outcome that exceeded all expectations. He works it! The property received multiple bids, and the ultimate price was over 50K higher than our list price and comparable previous and subsequent sales in the building and neighborhood.
Quite simply, Daryl is the best agent we have ever known. He came highly recommended, and he more than lived up to the recommendation. Daryl is extremely knowledgeable about the DC area and gave us great advice when we first entered the market. He guided us through the entire process until he secured the best house for us in DC. We will definitely use Daryl again.
My wife and I were first-time buyers in a very competitive market with very specific needs. We met with Daryl on a Friday morning and by the following Wednesday evening we had an agreement to buy the perfect house for us. Throughout what can be a daunting process Daryl and his staff carefully navigated us to a happy conclusion. They provided great recommendations from everything on selecting a bank and broker to styling advice. We wholeheartedly recommend Daryl to any prospective buyer. Thanks for everything!
Sam and Joelle Ballew
Working with Daryl is a total dream! I had the pleasure of working with Daryl on both buying and selling. In terms of buying, Daryl knew exactly what neighborhoods would match my lifestyle and steered me away from sub-par construction and renovations. When I sold the property, again, Daryl's recommendations on what needed to be done to get it sold quickly at the price I wanted were spot-on. Not only that but he's really well-connected to a great team of people who help get projects finished on-time and on-budget! The place sold above ask in about two weeks, exceeding my expectations. On top of it all, Daryl is a great joy to work with. He's incredibly hard-working, reliable, kind, and funny.
My husband and I have both bought and sold a house with Daryl and his team, and I would 100% recommend them to any buyer/seller in the DMV area. Daryl is extremely knowledgeable about the market and the various neighborhoods within DC, and he and his team are always super-responsive! With both transactions, I felt taken care of, and things went extremely smoothly from beginning to end.
Stefania Di Mauro-Nava
We worked with Daryl to sell our long-time home as well as to buy a new one - both in DC. End to end, the experience was outstanding. While there were many things to consider as we made plans for our move, the most important one to us was aligning with a real estate partner we could trust. We were blessed with that and more in our work with Daryl. With every step, he was professional and knowledgeable —all of his recommendations were on point and proved to be the best for what we were seeking. He's a true service professional who delivers on his promises. We are now proud owners of a gorgeous home in a lovely community. A sincere, heart-felt thanks to Daryl for helping us to our best chapter yet!
Stephanie and Rustin Moore
Daryl is a smart realtor who knows his business. I followed his advice, and my place sold quickly at a number I was very happy with.
Stephen Kopstein & Heidi Simon
It was a pleasure working with Daryl Judy and his team on the sale of our condo. They are very knowledgeable about DC real estate and marketed our property through several channels that gave it maximum visibility. Daryl continuously kept us updated on the status throughout the listing period--results of open houses, inquiries, and market conditions--and pro-actively followed up with potential buyers. Our closing went through smoothly, and we would not hesitate to work with Daryl and his team again.
Steve and Andy
Daryl is absolutely the best. He knows the market so well, communicates brilliantly, and is a shrewd, talented negotiator. HIGHLY recommended.
I was lucky to know a real estate agent in NY who recommended Daryl to me when I moved to DC. Daryl introduced me to the DC real estate market and helped me twice to make the best choices for me and my family. Daryl can add enormous value to your real estate transaction because of his talent in addition to his enormous knowledge. His professional success has been my success, and this is why I would highly recommend Daryl to anyone planning to buy or sell real estate assets.
Daryl Judy delivers. He has an incredible eye for how to prepare a house for sale. He has a calm manner that reflects his knowledge, confidence, and attentiveness to detail. He earns his reputation, and both meets and exceed expectations. We always got an honest, straight answer. His recommendations on outside contractors were spot-on. We felt from the beginning that we were in good hands.
Tara and Gary
It was a real pleasure working with Daryl and his team. They provided great advice on preparing my home for sale, created an excellent marketing plan and provided sound advice on pricing. The team was very professional, fast turnaround, super-efficient on the closing to-dos, and listened well to my questions/asks. I will definitely use Daryl and team the next time I move . . . and of course recommend.
Daryl is a first-rate professional. One of the best I've had the privilege of working with. Also, one of the most hard-working.
I've worked with realtors for over eight years. I have not seen a harder-working, more devoted agent than Daryl Judy. Hands down. His clients are his number-one priority, and he works tirelessly to meet their housing needs and dreams. Today's market is highly competitive, and Daryl understands its flow. He guides his clients patiently through it, and the results speak for themselves. His devotion to his profession comes easily, since it is backed by passion. Daryl's passion is real estate, and his results and reputation reflect his ardor.
Daryl Judy provided good advice and excellent customer service in helping me buy my first home. His knowledge and dedication made the whole experience smooth and stress-free. I would recommend using his services.
We recently sold our house with Daryl Judy from Washington Fine Properties. While this can be an incredibly stressful process, we felt 100% confident by partnering with Daryl and his first-class team. Daryl’s knowledge and experience produced a strategy that went from MLS listing to multiple contracts with escalations in less than a week at a selling price we were pleased with. We do not think he knew what was coming with Coronavirus, but he urged us to go live, and he was right. We were able to have the open houses. If we had waited a week, we could have had a much different outcome. We are so grateful for his expertise. Daryl is the epitome of everything you could want in a realtor.
Loren and Colleen Evans
I am so thankful for Daryl Judy and his skilled team at WFP for their recent assistance in selling a coop owned by an elderly friend whose affairs I manage. Al is in his 90s, his husband had passed away several years ago, and he bravely made the decision for himself to move into a supported-living environment. But once he made that decision, goodness, he wanted it to happen yesterday! Daryl and his team immediately sprang into action, getting the place staged, photographed, on the market, and sold in barely a month’s time. When buyers came in to try and make an offer before he was accepting contracts, Daryl rejected those efforts, understanding how important it was that the process be competitive and for Al to realize all the money he could to pay for his future care. I was grateful for Daryl’s compassionate help as he assisted me in explaining the sales process to Al, closing a great deal with challenging sellers, and even bringing in team members to assist in clearing out some of the coop contents. With Daryl’s support, Al is now happy and safe in his new home!
Daryl Judy helped us sell our house very quickly. He came highly recommended, and we were not disappointed. His thorough and careful preparation meant that potential buyers were both inspired by the information to visit the house and were not disappointed when they arrived. His photographer was excellent, and the photographs presented the house as we saw it—a beautiful historic residence. When an eager potential buyer required a quick turnaround, Darryl gave up his plans to make sure that we had the information we needed to make the deal. He even brought fabulous cookies to our Good-Bye House party! My husband and I have only great things to say about Daryl and recommend him highly.
Bobbie Brewster and Daryl Judy listed our home for sale in December. In January, it was under contract after receiving multiple bids for considerably more than the list price. In March, the corona virus hit the US. We closed in May at a time when many other real estate transactions faltered due to the pandemic. That should say it all, but none of this could have happened without the breath of knowledge, expertise and tireless efforts of Bobbie and Daryl. In particular, Bobbie's background as an architectural historian was vital to marketing our 140-year-old home—a former embassy. We can't thank Bobbie and Daryl enough.
I relied on Daryl to buy our current home in Adams Morgan and sell our previous home in Georgetown. The two transactions were completed very smoothly and within a short period from each other, and all members of the team were incredibly professional and friendly. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Daryl and his team to anybody interested in buying or selling real estate property. They are truly the best!
Daryl Judy’s customer service is beyond reproach. From first finding suitable places to view all the way to the closing, he is the best at follow-thru I have ever seen, in any business. There was not a time I could not be in contact with him, and he was diligent about contacting others on my behalf regarding information I needed. I am glad I had him working with me in my first home-buying process.
I am pleased to add my voice to the many customers who sing the praises of Daryl Judy for his professional attributes in selling real estate.
My wife, Diane, and I approached Daryl early in 2009 with the notion of searching for a weekend home to purchase on the Western Shore of Southern Maryland. We knew a little bit about the area and wondered if it was a good time to start looking at houses. Daryl asked pointed questions, made an assessment of our needs to accommodate our family of five and developed a computer matrix of potential locations and homes.
He was tireless in his efforts to respond to our queries, pursue leads and specifics on potential locations and homes, and travelled with us on a number of occasions to walk through prospective real estate.
When you sign on with Daryl, you get his all-encompassing enthusiasm coupled with his acute knowledge of real estate and its trends. With his guidance, we finally identified the perfect weekend home, he advised and helped to structure a winning contract offer, and he held our hands as we pursued the often-tedious mortgage application and closing process.
What began as a bit of a whim quickly evolved into a well-orchestrated search for a desirable second home. Only with Daryl’s professional acumen and constant attention would we have had the confidence to pursue such a purchase.
We totally embrace Daryl for all of his efforts and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking his professional real estate services.
Robert W. Hickmott and Diane Dewhirst
Let me start by saying that Daryl Judy is awesome! Daryl sold my house in one week during a difficult market, and he found me an amazing home to purchase that wasn’t yet listed. He is the consummate professional. His advice is spot-on and he knows what it takes to sell a home in a hurry. Daryl’s listening and negotiating skills are outstanding, and he will work tirelessly to help you find the right home. And he will work skillfully and tirelessly to make sure that you not only get the home of your dreams, but you pay a fair price.
I can’t speak highly enough about Daryl’s work ethic, talent, professionalism, and honesty. Like I said, he is awesome!
We had been trying to sell our house on and off for more than two years in a down market when we met with and hired Daryl to list the property. Daryl immediately came up with a proactive marketing plan and a pricing strategy based on the input of 15 or more agents and brokers. The result was that we had a contract on the house in less than two weeks for close to 100% of the list price. Daryl worked very hard throughout the process to make sure that all contract and closing issues were dealt with promptly and professionally.
Robert Harris and Scott Sabiston
My husband and I moved across the country to Washington, DC, last summer and were looking for a “seamless” move. We were aware of the fact we might need intermediary housing while we searched for the home we wanted to purchase but really were looking to simplify our lives and move directly to the home we wanted to purchase with no temporary rental and all that entails. We flew out to DC with 3 days to find a home and wanted a go-to realtor. From the very beginning of our contact with Daryl, he proved to be that realtor. He responded quickly to emails and phone calls and paid attention to what we were saying. He offered guidance but was flexible in showing us places we wanted to check off, even though they may not have been optimal. Best of all, Daryl is tireless. With his organizational skills, we saw more houses than we could have imagined possible in those few days. After we found the house we wanted, Daryl continued to show his professional skills, guiding us through the closing. Thank you Daryl!
Jackie & Russell Glasgow
Finding a home can be a challenge, but finding a home in a new city is an even bigger challenge. As we were relocating from another state, we needed not just an Agent, but a “Washington Pro” who knew not just the market but the neighborhoods and vibe of the city. We’re glad we found Daryl Judy. His knowledge of both the housing market and the intricacies of each neighborhood helped us find the right home in the right location; both are essential when making a purchase. Daryl remained patient with us, guided us professionally, and worked his magic during the contract phase. We’re in our new home, in a new city, and are off to a great start. Thanks, Daryl!
Glenn Greenberg and Will Herbig
Daryl is thorough and diligent. When I was moving from New York to DC, he made my transition smooth. Quick to understand my needs and taste, he helped me to find an ideal place within my budget. He familiarized me with the neighborhood and introduced me to professional contractors, which was a great help for someone coming from another state. My experience with Daryl was a pleasant one.
I honestly cannot imagine having to navigate the purchase of my first home without the invaluable assistance of Daryl Judy. From the outset of my dealings with him, Daryl displayed an uncanny knowledge of the D.C. market and applied that knowledge to help meet my needs. He educated me on the importance of the purchase, i.e., that I was making a thoughtful investment, financially and personally, as opposed to just buying a piece of property.
Without question, throughout my dealings with him, Daryl worked extremely hard to help find me an affordable property that I loved. Even now, long after the closing, he continues to offer insight, helping me locate anything from good local restaurant options to reputable landscape companies. His energy and professionalism are atypical in today’s world, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Daryl Judy’s strategy works! Daryl helped us sell our condo in this tough real estate market. It was amazing; one day after the open house we had offers! And closed just a few weeks later. What is most amazing is that in our condominium community nothing had sold in over a year, and we were concerned because many condos just sat on the market. Daryl evaluated our situation, presented a strategy and we were happy to be in such good hands.
We strongly believe that the reason our sale was so successful and speedy was because we followed all of Daryl’s recommendations. His strategy was to complete all the repairs and electrical work, update the fixtures, and re-paint the entire condo a soft neutral color prior to the open house. The last and possibly the most important step was hiring a professional stager to turn our empty condo into something beautiful and sophisticated. It looked so nice right before the open house, that we were joking we wanted to move back in! Daryl’s methodology for selling houses in this tough market works!
Rajan Eapen & Sarah Rasmussen
I cannot express what a pleasure it was to work with Daryl Judy. Daryl was my agent for both a purchase and a sale. He approached both transactions with patience and determination in what proved to be a scary market. He consistently kept my wants and preferences in mind. I have recommended Daryl to several friends and will continue to do so. Daryl is truly an asset to the DC market and his clientele.
Daryl was with me every step of the way — from identifying great options, to developing a successful bid strategy, to suggesting a handyman after I had bought the condo. I couldn’t have done it without him and couldn’t be happier with my house (unless, of course, it were in Texas).
Daryl was fabulous. We were immediately impressed the moment he walked in our door and started talking about how he could market the house. Within two days he had the house photographed and the website running shortly thereafter. As if his witty sense of humor and good nature weren’t enough, we received a full asking-price offer within four days of the house officially going on the market. Housing crisis?!? Not if you’re using Daryl. He is delightful.
Edmund and Elizabeth Sauer
Daryl has been an invaluable partner on our home quest. He was very patient in helping us select an area, very focused on finding the right house, and very strategic when it came to closing the deal. We had some issues at settlement, and Daryl was a calm yet forceful advocate on our behalf. I highly recommend Daryl to anyone looking in the competitive DC area.
Neil Barrett & Julia Cohen
Daryl has a great team and helped me consider every aspect of my move. Using his abundance of local knowledge, he helped me find the perfect neighborhood as well as my first apartment. At each stage of the process, and even after closing, Daryl continued to check in with me about my move. His personal attention made all the difference.
If only every home-buying experience could be as rewarding as mine was! I know I have Daryl to thank for the ease of the process and the quality of the end result. He commanded such knowledge of the market, took a personal interest in finding me the perfect first home and executed the process with such a great sense of professionalism. What is even more impressive is that Daryl has continued to take an interest in making sure I am just as in love with my place now as when he first showed it to me over a year ago. Without reservation, I would recommend Daryl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DC area.
Working with you both was a pleasure. You are both so professional, in tune with the market and able to focus on what needs to be done to accomplish the at-times overwhelming goal of preparing a house for sale and then advertising and finding the right buyers. Throughout the whole experience you both advised and helped me with everything that needed to be done, and we all even had fun doing it! Your ability to handle all kinds of personalities and situations was remarkable. You always helped me not to be discouraged when the house wasn’t selling as quickly as we would have liked and you prevented us from making any rash decisions. I am so glad the project is over but will miss working with you both. Thank you again and all the very best in the future.
I have to admit I was most impressed with the speed and efficiency at which Daryl Judy worked to close the deal on my first home purchase. I had been renting in Northwest DC for a year, and prior to the expiration of my lease I knew I wanted to buy a house. I spent the summer months aimlessly wandering from open house to open house looking at all types of homes, some starting in the mid-300s and some starting at over 3 million, curious to see how much money would buy what. The trouble was that I did not know exactly how to “buy” a house. I was lost. Every time I thought I saw the home of my dreams, I found out the house was under contract or already sold. “How did those people make an offer so quickly?” I thought. “Why is this process so complicated?” I lamented. “Who can answer all my questions?” I wondered. These concerns and many others were resolved once I spoke to Daryl Judy.
I did find the perfect house on a Sunday and first spoke with Daryl the following Monday. By Tuesday we had a completed and signed offer to submit to the Selling Agent. I was amazed that the dream of owning a home was becoming a reality but was more amazed at how quickly and easy Daryl made the process. Daryl took the stress and guess work out of purchasing a home. His professionalism was exemplified by visiting me at my home on short notice to coolly and confidently explain the steps we (and I really mean “we” — myself, Daryl Judy, and the firm's reputation) would be taking to draft an offer. His expert knowledge of current market conditions and Seller attitudes was instrumental in advising exactly how much escrow to put down initially, how to draft a convincing cover letter, and, ultimately, how to structure my bid so that during the tumultuous escalation process my bid came out on top.
My home did not cost $3 million, but I was treated as if it did. Their firm is a professional institution that really looks after all its clients. I could count on the reputation and tradition of excellence to make the process of buying a home actually, well ... ENJOYABLE! I would recommend Daryl to anybody who is serious in purchasing a home.
Thank you, Daryl!
David M. Van Leeuwen
I couldn’t have been happier working with Daryl to sell my home. I told him how much I wanted for it — a stretch goal — and he got me an offer for the full asking price without even having to go through the burden of listing and showing it. He also was very attentive for a high-maintenance customer like me. His experience and connections in the industry gave me confidence I could trust his advice and rest easy that I was getting the best deal imaginable.
Buying a home with Daryl was a wonderful experience. It is a treat to work with someone who takes the lead and works on his own without constant input and course correction. I was surprised by the breadth of knowledge he commands in his field. Daryl works very hard, going far beyond what seems like a normal effort to ensure the best outcome for his clients. Daryl listens to what you want, knows his business and makes perfect recommendations and decisions. Daryl kept me on track to the best option despite my indecision and worries. I trust Daryl wholeheartedly and take his advice and opinion against my own impulses. I have no reservations at all to recommend buying or selling a house through Daryl. It can be a difficult stressful endeavor to buy or sell real estate, and my recent transaction, in which Daryl represented me, was seamless and honestly stress-free.
Thanks for your excellent work in selling my Washington, DC, row house. A number of realtors I contacted prior to contracting with you swore that I would never get anywhere near my asking price, but you proved them wrong.
Your marketing strategy and assistance in getting my home ready for “sale” was invaluable. I got my asking price in no time. That made me awfully happy and allowed me to go on to my new home.
You are a great agent!!
I had the good fortune of meeting Daryl when he arrived on behalf of another WFP agent to show me a Georgetown home that had piqued my interest. I fell in love with the place, and was so impressed with Daryl’s professionalism and depth of knowledge that I asked him to represent me as the buyer’s agent — and write an offer that very day. He saw me through the process with tremendous insight, patience and attention to detail, and he dealt with the arduous process of obtaining FHA approval on my new property with grace and good humor. He was so successful in managing my offer that I got my dream home before it even went to open house. I would highly recommend Daryl to anyone looking to purchase a home — his trustworthiness, attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism are second to none!
Daryl Judy had been recommended to me as someone who knows my neighborhood inside out. He quickly understood the home I wanted and was able to identify the right home before it went on the market. He anticipated every step I needed to take and helped make it happen. Daryl got my home ready for sale in record time and found a buyer within a week in a slower market. He sees important details, is 100% responsive, and relentless for results.
When we began looking to buy our first home, we were fortunate to have Daryl by our side throughout the process. With Daryl, we had a trustworthy advisor, an organized and knowledgeable expert on the local housing market, and a highly skilled negotiator. Thanks to Daryl’s efforts we found a house we now call home. We are thankful for Daryl for his hard work on our behalf.
Jed & Nicole D’Ercole
Daryl clearly understood we had a tight time frame in which to sell our home due to our relocating. In fact, our home was on the market just six days later! But it wasn’t done haphazardly. He took the time to ensure we were comfortable with his sales strategy, marketing materials, and showing schedule. His knowledge and skills helped sell our home in just four days. Daryl’s professionalism, positive attitude, and constant communication made the entire process painless.
And it only took him six days to get it on the market!
By the time we met Daryl Judy, we had been looking for houses in the DC area for three years —two years casually and one in earnest. It had been a very frustrating experience to say the least, even after the market had slowed. When we finally found what we had been looking for, we were not alone; two others bid for the house in the first week the property hit the market (before the open house). How much should we bid? Do we need an escalation clause? Up to what amount? What contingencies? Through Daryl’s expert knowledge of the market, we were able to put in the winning bid and bring our long quest for a home to a close. Looking back, we are convinced that had it not been for the guidance Daryl provided, there is a very good chance that we would have missed out on this opportunity, and we would still be spending our weekends at endless open houses. On a personal level, Daryl was a delight to work with. He was extremely helpful, responsive, and highly professional. Even after we closed, Daryl continued to give us excellent recommendations for all sorts of contractors and related new-homeowner advice. We would strongly recommend Daryl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DC area.
Paul and Kelly Zegger
Working with Daryl was exactly the experience I was hoping for.
He helped me sell my house and less than a month later helped me buy a new condo. In both cases he managed all the details, kept me posted on where I needed to be and when, was clear on what information I needed to get and share, and guided me through all the big decisions with a steady hand.
Daryl came highly recommended to me by a number of my friends in the DuPont/Logan area who had worked with him to buy their homes. I was looking for someone who would make the process as easy as possible for me, while getting me the best possible price. He met both criteria with flying colors. The house I sold, sold for almost $20K more than its appraisal value (based at least partially on Daryl’s guidance on pricing it attractively to get folks in the door and competing, and helping make sure it “showed” beautifully) and the condo I bought I paid $30K less than asking (again, with Daryl’s guidance on the best price to offer and the right way to negotiate.)
I had considered using ForSaleByOwner.com to save myself money but opted not to. After going through this process, and seeing just how many headaches Daryl took care of for me, or helped me avoid altogether, I know I made a very smart decision. I am a bright, capable person in most things, but I doubt I could have navigated the process to such a great outcome without working with Daryl.
I have worked with other real estate agents in the past, both for purchasing property for myself and for investment purposes. The other agents were helpful and knowledgeable but did not take the time and effort to figure out how to work with me the way Daryl did. He listened to my need for simplicity and managed the process in such a way that minimal effort was required on my part except for the few critical decisions.
I highly recommend Daryl to anyone who is looking for peace of mind (as much as possible when making transactions of this magnitude!), attention to detail, outstanding local real estate knowledge, and sound pricing advice.
Daryl is the realtor of our dreams. He is extremely professional and coached us through the selling of our home to great result. We granted him our trust and followed his process. Everything he said would happen did happen. We could not be more delighted with him and the outcome of the transaction.
Craig & Kristin Parisot
In July 2011 our house sold after only two days on the market for well over the asking price due to a bidding war among four prospective buyers. We attribute this result to the successful marketing strategy devised by our listing agent, Daryl Judy, of Washington Fine Properties. We recommend him and the company without reservation. Daryl has a well-developed vision and refined aesthetic sense, and his guidance was invaluable to our rapid and successful home sale. As homeowners, we were blind to some of the drawbacks of our house but Daryl offered extremely helpful suggestions to stage our home, including furniture arrangement, paint colors, and even improvements to the garden. He is tactful, but persistent because he knows what can make a difference in attracting prospective buyers. Daryl is a natural communicator and kept in close touch with us throughout the entire process from listing to closing. Since we were first-time sellers, we really appreciated his hands-on approach and almost daily e-mails and phone calls to guide us through each step. He answered all of our questions and provided essential advice during the bidding process so we could evaluate each of the multiple offers we received. In addition to his professional expertise as a realtor, Daryl’s patience, humor, and empathy really helped us get through the high-stakes emotional process of selling our home.
Bonita Brindley and Paul Mitchell
Daryl can make a difficult sell look easy. I really appreciate his professionalism, which is demonstrated in his responsiveness, excellent marketing (he can do the staging for you!), solid understanding of the industry, business sense, and simply by taking pride in his reputation.
We were very fortunate to work with Daryl Judy in the process of locating and purchasing our new home in Chevy Chase. Daryl brought a level of professionalism, knowledge, and commitment that far surpassed our high expectations. He was a trusted advisor and advocate for our best interests. We offer our most unreserved recommendation to anyone looking for a new property. Daryl was beyond compare.
Rori and Phil Busman
Daryl Judy of Washington Fine Properties was our realtor when we moved from Rockville, Maryland, to Washington. However, he was much more than that. Daryl went to incredible lengths to help us find a house in the city that immediately become our home. Daryl was patient and wise in advising us as we transitioned from a large house in the suburbs to our townhouse on Capitol Hill. He used his extensive knowledge of the D.C. real estate market to guide us to the best neighborhoods in the city that fit our desires. He truly listened to us and then tirelessly found numerous possibilities for us to consider. As we narrowed our search to the Eastern Market neighborhood, Daryl was amazingly diligent in pursuing a fair deal for us in negotiating with some difficult potential sellers. In addition, Daryl’s eye for style was superb. There are details of our new house that Daryl immediately noticed that we have only later come to appreciate. Throughout the entire process from our first meeting to closing, we really feel as if Daryl was a strong and powerful advocate for us.
In summary, we enthusiastically recommend Daryl Judy for any family or individual looking for a new home in the D.C. area. He combined a solid knowledge of the real estate market with a tireless work ethic to bring us a wonderful home.
Eva Perdahl-Wallace, MD, PhD and William Wallace, PhD
I met Daryl Judy during an open house he was hosting in Georgetown, and when I mentioned the type of house I was looking for, he immediately showed me a listing of all transactions in the area for the past six months, as well as current listings, which I found very helpful. He offered to show me houses that potentially met my needs and we met quite a few times looking at Georgetown homes, including new listings. After several months of less than fruitful searching, Daryl encouraged me to see a few of his listings in Kalorama and DuPont Circle, and I reluctantly agreed, as I thought I still wanted to live in Georgetown. The home in DuPont was absolutely perfect, other than the price, so we decided to keep looking, at least temporarily. When the sellers lowered their price, I received the first call and immediately put in an offer. At that time, Daryl had his very capable colleague represent me, as he was representing the sellers. Throughout the negotiation of the contract and the inspection, they were both terrific, and we received all relevant information on comparables, so that we could judge how our offer stacked up against recent sales. Daryl was especially helpful immediately before the closing, when my insurance agent gave me an outrageous quote at the last minute and put me in contact with his recommended agent to whom we have transferred all our insurance business. I would definitely recommend Daryl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in DC.
While the thought of putting our house on the market after 25 years was overwhelming, you made the whole process — from start to finish — a very rewarding experience. Starting with staging our home for its best presentation, to expert showings, to impressive open houses, we were wowed with the care and professional determination you provided us. All of your extensive marketing efforts paid off as well, with hundreds of potential buyers responding to your repeated advertising campaigns. And in the end you helped us select the best buyer and negotiate the best price for our home! Thank you so much for your support and expert care when we most needed it.
Carol Felix & Wayne Dickson
My husband and I met Daryl at an open house in Georgetown when we had just started the search for our new home in Georgetown. Daryl’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and detailed knowledge of the area were impressive!! Right there, we knew that Daryl was going to the perfect partner to find our new home. And we were right. Working with Daryl is a joy. He makes the impossible easy. At a time when the inventory of homes was extremely low and houses were being sold in days, he worked with us to identify the perfect home. When the right one finally came, he quickly worked with the seller’s agent to seal the deal. During the weeks leading up to the closing date, Daryl was in close contact, helping us stay on top of the details of the inspection, mortgage financing and advice to make our move-in go smooth. Daryl was a class act throughout the process and stays in touch even after we moved in.
Teresa Molina & Mark Walker
Daryl is an experienced and knowledgeable real estate professional who skillfully guided us through the process of listing, selling, and closing on our home. His advice at every stage of the sales process was spot-on, and he worked very hard on our behalf to get us the best possible price. Largely through his efforts, we realized a final sales price in excess of our asking price! I would highly recommend Daryl to anyone buying or selling in the Washington real estate market.
Mark and Val Crisson
Daryl Judy and his partner Kimberly Casey helped us sell our house very quickly. They came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Their thorough and careful preparation meant that potential buyers were both inspired by the information to visit the house and were not disappointed when they arrived. Their photographer was excellent, and the photographs presented the house as we saw it ... a beautiful historic residence. When an eager potential buyer required a quick turnaround, Daryl gave up his plans to make sure that we had the information we needed to make the deal. They even brought fabulous cookies to our Good-Bye House party! My husband and I have only great things to say about Daryl and Kimberly and recommend them highly.
Michael & Emily Eig
Daryl Judy possesses two qualities I find so rare in realtors today. He is both incredibly knowledgeable of the market and equally passionate about his profession. As a local homebuilder, I have worked with many realtors in the National Capitol Region; I can attest to Daryl’s exemplary professionalism and attention to detail. Moreover, his ability to connect with people and develop trust instantly has been critical to his success in selling homes. I am proud to recommend Daryl Judy.
Daryl was a tough negotiator and helped me get an amazing deal on my new home. He also provided great contacts to an architect whom I ultimately hired to do some renovation plans for me. He was very responsive and very personable.
Daryl is a very knowledgeable real estate professional who works hard on his client’s behalf. His advice proved invaluable in successfully navigating the sale of our home from listing to closing.
Exceeded every expectation I had. Highly recommend Daryl and his team.
Daryl Judy is the guy to get it done. He works harder for you and the best outcome than anybody I know. He has an assuring ability to handle the most complex and pressured situations with focus, integrity, and kindness. He is that rare combination of knowledge, persistence, and generosity of spirit. I should also say that I have seen him quietly, and with the same dedication and attitude of respect, donate countless volunteer hours to help DC’s homeless population.
Joan Von Drehle
We have worked with Kimberly and Daryl on several real estate transactions where he has helped our family either buy or sell a home, and have been very impressed with his expertise, professionalism, and dedication to his clients. We will definitely work with them in the future.
My husband and I had the pleasure of selling and buying with Daryl in 2010. He is an outstanding real estate agent who helped us reach our end goals by effectively navigating a challenging real estate market. We would definitely work with Daryl again in the future and highly recommend him to our friends and family.
Daryl is a true professional at what he does! He brings a high level of expertise, strategic thought, and attention to detail to all of his transactions. We love partnering with him on his listings because we know he will get his properties sold quickly and for top dollar, equaling success for all parties involved. He has been nothing but a pleasure to work with over the years!
Quite simply, Daryl is the best agent we have ever known. He came highly recommended, and he more than lived up to the recommendation. Daryl is extremely knowledgeable about the DC area and gave us great advice when we first entered the market. He guided us through the entire process until he secured us the best house for us in DC. We will definitely use Daryl again.
Daryl Judy was a consummate real estate professional from the moment I walked into his Open House on the first day of listing of my new apartment!
His expertise as a Realtor was immediately apparent, as was his personal warmth and enthusiasm. I introduced myself as a renter in the same building, “just looking,” but he treated me as if I were an important client none the less. As a first-time homebuyer, I relied on Daryl’s expertise to help me through the steps of deciding to purchase. Daryl was extremely helpful in explaining the difference between co-ops and condos, and did not make me feel I was being pressured or rushed to make a decision to buy. I could not have been happier to find my ideal home through Daryl, who made the experience a real pleasure!