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Sophisticated Living

Northern Virginia and DC

400 King St. in Alexandria VA 22314

 

 

It’s no accident you found me

Let’s talk over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

 

Sarah Bobbin

As a real estate agent, I guide people through two of life’s major transitions - buying and selling homes. This is a second career for me and taps into my passion for houses and my love of the metro Washington DC area. I rose to an executive position in Federal service in my successful first career, where I finely tuned skills that I now apply to real estate. In addition to having a skill set that makes all the difference, I love what I do. I take pride in seeing my clients through both the exciting and laborious aspects of a transaction and they in turn value my enthusiasm, hard work, and commitment. And achieving successful outcomes for my clients is wonderfully fulfilling! I am proud to be affiliated with the Alexandria Old Town Historic District office of Long & Foster | Christie's International Real Estate, known for success in luxury property sales and for meeting strict standards of excellence.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • “Sarah is, quite simply, the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure of working with in our 12 years of moving….In our experience, many realtors are so overwhelmed by client volume that they confuse client requests (or simply don't listen very carefully). Sarah was a breath of fresh air! … If you're interested in buying in the DC or VA areas, you should definitely work with Sarah!”

    “Sarah is, quite simply, the best realtor we have ever had the pleasure of working with in our 12 years of moving….In our experience, many realtors are so overwhelmed by client volume that they confuse client requests (or simply don't listen very carefully). Sarah was a breath of fresh air! … If you're interested in buying in the DC or VA areas, you should definitely work with Sarah!”

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Alexia D’Arco

  • “Sarah provided extremely useful information regarding the offers and helped us through the negotiations. Her Federal Government experience in negotiating was certainly helpful and we breezed through negotiations successfully. Throughout the whole process, Sarah was friendly, responsive, and insightful.

    “Sarah provided extremely useful information regarding the offers and helped us through the negotiations. Her Federal Government experience in negotiating was certainly helpful and we breezed through negotiations successfully. Throughout the whole process, Sarah was friendly, responsive, and insightful.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    PBF Daniel

  • “…....Sarah's demeanor, display of knowledge, willingness to put in the time and effort, and her interest and respect for my input. Sarah did her homework researching the competition, providing constructive feedback of my ideas and being creative herself. …I would work (with Sarah) again in a heartbeat!”

    “…....Sarah's demeanor, display of knowledge, willingness to put in the time and effort, and her interest and respect for my input. Sarah did her homework researching the competition, providing constructive feedback of my ideas and being creative herself. …I would work (with Sarah) again in a heartbeat!”

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Joanne and David Zook

  • "AFTER my departure, Sarah arranged for a painter and professional house cleaner. We received several offers in the first day the home was on the market. Sarah walked me through each offer on the phone and with a spreadsheet. She was supportive during the negotiation process, providing excellent advice. There were several issues with the inspection and she arranged for professionals to address the concerns -- coordinating schedules, access, and payment."

    "AFTER my departure, Sarah arranged for a painter and professional house cleaner. We received several offers in the first day the home was on the market. Sarah walked me through each offer on the phone and with a spreadsheet. She was supportive during the negotiation process, providing excellent advice. There were several issues with the inspection and she arranged for professionals to address the concerns -- coordinating schedules, access, and payment."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Connie

  • “Sarah knew just the questions to ask about us, in order to find the right house in this niche area. Once we found the right one, (Sarah) handled all the paperwork and got us finished with the contracts within the day…A great experience, and an absolute 5 star recommendation!”

    “Sarah knew just the questions to ask about us, in order to find the right house in this niche area. Once we found the right one, (Sarah) handled all the paperwork and got us finished with the contracts within the day…A great experience, and an absolute 5 star recommendation!”

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Megan Feth

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SERVICES

ARE YOU READY TO BUY?


I will take the time to find you a house that is a great fit for you. If life takes an unexpected turn and the process is longer than anyone expected, don’t worry. The unknowns are why I’m by your side. I listen when you express your needs and desires, and what you want drives the process. I support you and represent you, and I fight for you. I make sure your offer hits the sweet spot – a price that will appeal to the seller and stay within your comfort zone. I know real estate and I share that knowledge to make you a more savvy buyer. I know people in related businesses and I leverage my network to add value to our relationship. I walk with you, through every step, until the deal is closed.

 

ARE YOU A SELLER?


This is likely one of the most consequential transactions you’ll ever make, and I’ve got your back! I provide you with a realistic assessment of your home’s value, advise you on staging to show it off, and propose a tailored strategy for selling. I market for maximum exposure. I negotiate for you, net the best possible price for your home, and stay with you through inevitable hiccups that come up along the way. Selling is exciting, and can also be stressful. My goal is to make your transaction as seamless and profitable as possible.

 

THEATRE TO DOG PARKS I'M YOUR GAL


In metro DC, it matters to not only have knowledge of the neighborhoods, but also an appreciation of how they all interconnect. I settled here over 33 years ago. I know the turf where you’ve lived, or where you’re about to live! I’ll share my take on the vibe of Northern Virginia cities, point you to the area’s foodie gems, describe secret routes around traffic bottlenecks, introduce you to DC’s hot theatre scene, and offer perspective on the best dog parks around. Want to experience something I haven’t done? I’ll use my network to get you the scoop! And if you share something special about the area, I’ll soak up the details and pass them on again!

 

EXPERIENCE THAT WORKS FOR YOU


Why hire a Realtor who has been in the business for just a few years? It’s an asset! After thirty years of Federal service, I earned the rare Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. That honor is a testament to the problem solving, resourcefulness, and technical acumen I honed and focused on our country’s national security. Those traits are now put to use for you. My intelligence career succeeded on a foundation of integrity, reliability, and trust. It instilled in me the values and ethics I bring to the real estate business. I am tenacious. People know me as a closer, appreciate my penchant for hard work, and value my ability to win negotiations. It all translates beautifully into the world of real estate where I now put my energy and enthusiasm. If your transaction gets complicated, I will keep a level head, follow through on commitments, and guide you to the other side intact and satisfied.

 

Northern Virginia and DC

 

My Commitment to my clients


If you want to be heard
I’ll listen and make your dreams come true

If experience counts for you
I’m an experienced negotiator who can make a deal

If you’re selling a house you love
I will find a buyer to cherish it

If you have impossibly high standards
So do I; got you covered

If you value the conventional and embrace the new
From fliers to hashtags, my marketing will reach every possible audience

If you don’t have time for the details
I’m capable and reliable and will make sure they’re covered

If your dog’s in charge
I know how that goes and will find your pup a happy home

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