PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS AND AFFLILIATIONS:
National Association of REALTORS
Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS (GCAAR)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS)
District of Columbia
MARKETS NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED:
District of Columbia: Georgetown, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, West End, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Crestwood, Shepherd Park, and Brookland
Northern Virginia: McLean, Alexandria, Arlington, and Great Falls
Maryland: Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and Potomac; extensive knowledge of the Annapolis and Eastern Shore waterfront markets
Sarah Minard has achieved an outstanding reputation for providing excellent customer service. Most of her clients come by referral and often include area CEOs, political leaders, and industry executives. They seek her out because she provides the highest level of discretion and service. A gifted negotiator adept at creating comprehensive marketing strategies, Sarah leads with honesty and sincerity in all of her business transactions.
Sarah is unique among other real estate professionals as she often maintains lifelong relationships with her clients, allowing her to cultivate business based on repeat clients and referrals. Buyers appreciate her ability to channel their desires into finding their dream property. Sellers point to Sarah's flair for marketing and scrupulous attention to detail to make all of her listings shine.
A current resident of downtown Bethesda, Sarah has lived in D.C. and its surrounding areas for more than three decades. She has represented clients in every field and price range, priding herself on her ability to adapt quickly and think fast on her feet. Because she has resided in the DMV for most of her life, Sarah's expertise is far-reaching. She serves all neighborhoods within the District of Columbia; Mclean, Alexandria, Arlington, and Great Falls in Northern Virginia; and suburban Maryland, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Potomac.
Her unrivaled work ethic, combined with her negotiating prowess and comprehensive knowledge of the area, have earned the trust of countless individuals throughout the greater D.C. region. Sarah's clients trust her to remain poised under pressure, a true asset in an aggressive and sometimes confusing market. By staying focused, Sarah secures the best value for her clients and ensures each person is thoroughly satisfied with their results.
Whether she's serving industry mavericks or first-time home buyers, Sarah provides the same high-touch support that has defined her brand for decades. Through years of hard work, professionalism, and sales performance, Sarah's name has become synonymous with superior results, best-in-class service, and an unyielding dedication to her clients.
Beyond real estate, Sarah frequently gives back to her community through her work and donations to The Anchor Fund with every transaction.
In her spare time Sarah is a competitive canoeist (a five- time Chattajack 50K/32-mile endurance race finisher for those of you in the know) and enjoys racing on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay as a member of the Washington Canoe Club. Other interests include home remodeling, traveling, art collecting, fitness, and interior design.
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
The Anchor Fund
DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)
Georgetown Ministry Center
Spirit of America
Sarah far exceeded our expectations for a realtor. She responded to communications immediately (even on weekends), knew the ins and outs of the market and what we needed to make a strong offer. Most importantly, she listened to us and what we wanted, which resulted in us buying the first place she showed us! She hit the nail on the head with the first try. I was always impressed that Sarah made us feel like we were her only clients, even though I know we were definitely not. She spent hours negotiating our deal with the sellers and ended up getting us contingencies and credits we hadn't
planned on, making our closing costs much lower than planned.
Working with Sarah is an educational, fun, and empowering experience.
Sarah caught my eye as a real estate agent with a reputation for diligence. She proved herself as extremely knowledgeable, very smart, and strategic in each step of a process. She was available to answer any questions and take care of things in a very timely manner. Considering this tough market, Sarah really made an effort to make showings happen at my first availability. She did her magic to get me under contract on the house off-market at the asking price—no escalation. Her very attentive and kind personality made my transaction very pleasant and stress-free.
We definitely not only found our perfect condo we gained an amazing friend. Sarah stuck with us throughout this pandemic for about a year. She is so knowledgeable about the market and isn’t afraid to speak her mind (which is a great thing when you’re relying on someone for their professional expertise). She ALWAYS made sure to tell us every piece of information throughout our process. We literally trusted her with everything when it came to finding us not only what we wanted but what we needed. We cannot say enough positive things to describe working with such an incredible realtor. Professional, stylish, funny, kind, and, above all, Savvy when it comes to real estate! If you're looking for a home … RUN to Sarah!
Sarah was excellent as a buyer's agent. She provided regular listings as both inspiration as well as serious options. She was available any time of the day or night for questions that we had as we were thinking through where to purchase our next home. When it came time to put in an offer, we had complete faith in her ability to represent us as if she were making her own personal home purchase. She offered shrewd advice, complete transparency, a high level of experience, and patience.
Sarah provides such an attentive, personal service experience that she has quickly grown a flock of extremely satisfied clients (just ask for references). Her priority is clearly her client's best interest, and she tirelessly helped us sort through and tour homes. We never felt pressured into making offers and she helped us rebound when offers didn't win—a big likelihood in the DC market. She is so on top of things that we went under contract on a listing the same day it was posted and so we didn't have to compete with other buyers. Strongly recommend Sarah!
Sarah exceeded our expectations in every aspect. As first-time home buyers, we were unsure of how to begin the homebuying process, but within literally two minutes of sending Sarah an online inquiry, she called us back and was walking us through our next steps. She was knowledgeable, transparent, patient, considerate, available, and invested in our success; she was the total package. She incorporated our feedback in the house search and found us the exact types of houses we were looking for, and we never felt pressured to put in an offer. The housing market is hyper-competitive right now, but Sarah was able to get creative and found us a home that wasn't even on the market yet. We love our house and can safely say that we would not have found it without choosing Sarah to be our agent.
As a first-time homebuyer in a SUPER-competitive market, we expected our house search to take months, figured we'd have to compromise on everything, that we'd end up going over budget—the usual DC homebuying horror stories. But, one month after our first call with Sarah, we were ratified on a house we love and got for UNDER asking. She is amazing at her job.
While we were looking, Sarah planned multi-stop trips so we could see a bunch of places in one day—we weren't sure what we wanted, so she made sure that we saw a variety of different kinds of places, in different geographic areas and different price points. She was quick to point out not just perks but the flaws of each place we looked at and we never felt rushed to make a decision.
I regret not calling her sooner and I honestly can't wait to work with Sarah again someday.
Don't look any further for a real estate agent. We purchased a home in Washington, DC, while living in London, England, relying solely on Sarah's expertise. With Sarah you are getting an unbiased expert in real estate, investment viability, and mortgage finances. She also has an impressive network of incredibly professional contacts necessary to get you through settlement—from the mortgage bank and title company to the home insurance company and building contractors. This saves so much time and energy. The entire experience was stress-free and seamless. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone.
Simply put, our experience with Sarah was perfect. Sarah is a top-notch professional with a human touch, and that is exactly what you need during the stressful time of selling or buying a home. Selling our home in DC with Sarah ended up being a breeze, despite the fact that we put it on the market amid Capitol riot, Covid-19 restrictions. and us being across the Atlantic. She navigated all these challenges with ease and grace, communicating all her steps with us along the way. We had a signed deal above asking price just two days after the first Open House! All around it was one of the easiest and pleasant transactions in my life. If you are looking for an agent in DC/MD/VA, I highly recommend you reaching out to Sarah.
Excellent. Sarah is the best. She is the nicest professional you will ever meet. I came from out of state to look at homes on the weekends, under difficult circumstances (Covid and loss), not knowing what I wanted. Sarah narrowed down my search rather quickly and got me my new home. I was a first-time buyer. She was kind, understanding, and intuitive. I highly recommend her.
Within 24 hours of meeting Sarah, I hired her. She did an amazing job of getting the property I wanted at the right price and on time. More importantly, she was professional and calm during a very hectic time. I would definitely use her services again.
Sarah is a fierce advocate for her clients. She is savvy and hard-working, and I would not have been successful in purchasing my dream home in this extremely competitive COVID market without her. Thank you, Sarah!
We were introduced to Sarah with very high recommendations by a close friend. We found her extremely easy and pleasant to interact with, a consummate professional who is clearly very knowledgeable about the DMV area but at the same time who also invests time and effort to better understand and serve her clients’ needs. After we decided to work with her, she promptly exceeded expectations in every conceivable dimension. We could not have hoped for a smoother or more hassle-free sale of our home. It was truly a pleasure working with her, and we would recommend her very highly to prospective homebuyers and sellers alike.
I was so lucky to work with Sarah, she has that perfect balance of providing guidance and fully respecting the lowball-offering price style. While evaluating the house, she has excellent resources to offer to make sure you understand the quality of what you are buying, and post-purchase she will continue to make herself available to suggest contractors, architects, etc. Her network is endless and superb. I highly recommend her services.
Sarah was SO helpful and responsive and made our process as first-time home buyers so smooth. It was intimidating going into looking for and buying our first place, especially after hearing horror stories from more experienced home buyers, and we feel very lucky we found Sarah. She was there every step of the way and knows all the inside scoops. She even showed us a place before it hit the market—which is the place we ended up buying. I would recommend Sarah to anyone, and already have!
As a real estate investor, I deal with many real estate agents, both commercial and residential. Sarah is definitely the best we have dealt with. She is diligent, very informed about the neighborhoods, understands market trends well, highly customer-focused, and goes far beyond her role in making sure that the transaction goes smoothly for the client.
Sarah is truly a best-in-market realtor. If you read only one line of this review, read that all five of her clients that I've met bought their homes for below appraised price.
As for my purchase, we had an incredibly narrow list of criteria, with must-haves about the neighborhood, size, outdoor space, and parking. The product we wanted virtually didn't exist, but Sarah was able to find something that matched our wants and needs exactly and in short order. We found a place after two months of looking (she has access to lots of properties weeks before they hit the market), and from there, Sarah quarterbacked a negotiation process that tailored our offer to our exact financial situation. We ended up buying the house for below asking and appraisal price.
We had several hiccups along the road from contract to close, all of which Sarah handled with incredible calm. Even when other realtors might have abandoned the sale, she ensured us that everything would work out. There was no obstacle I didn't have faith that Sarah could handle.
And finally, I am so thankful to have met Sarah, whom I now consider a friend. She's kind, funny, responsive and great to work with. I wouldn't consider another realtor in the future.
We weren't intending to purchase a new house, and when the perfect property dropped into out lap, Sarah helped up lay out the necessary steps, structure a competitive offer, and then helped up to stay patient through the four-month closing process.
Her initiative with the sellers' agent kept the process moving and us informed. Definitely recommended, especially for complicated purchases involving long-time tenants and remote owners.
We absolutely lucked out when we found Sarah on Zillow! She showed us a wide variety of places in DC, and we ended up purchasing a house that was a little tricky—it wasn’t listed on the market yet and it was for sale by owner. Sarah kept in frequent contact with the seller to make sure renovations were being completed on time, and she negotiated our purchase so that the house never went on the market and we didn’t have to get in a bidding war. Sarah is professional, kind, quick to handle any issues that come up, and extremely helpful. I would recommend her to anyone!
Ms. Sarah Minard is very humble, professional, and a kind person. We are so thankful to have Ms. Sarah Minard as our agent. She took a great care of us. Her efforts are deeply appreciated by me and my family. As new home buyers we were intimidated by the thought of buying a home. We enjoyed searching for houses with her. We appreciate that she took us to so many houses, as seeing houses in person helped us make our decision.
We happily and enthusiastically recommend her to others.
Sarah is the consummate professional. Very knowledgeable about 20008 and 20009 zip codes, friendly, patient, and an advocate for the buyer. She listened, put my needs first (not her need for a transaction) and spent all the time I needed to find a great place at a good price. A++++