For the majority of people the purchase or sale of a home is one of their most important financial transactions. "My goal is to guide my clients successfully and easily through the contractual, investment, and emotional decisions involved when purchasing, or selling real estate".
Upon arriving in the Metropolitan DC area with 20+ years of experience, working on both coasts brings a unique experience and portfolio for her clients.
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There are two ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major remodels done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you than the other. For instance, if you have an
Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financial disaster or a smart long-term investment. The person standing between it being a
There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing it right. If you sell when home prices
Rachel worked very hard to stay on top of all issues from house issues to loan issues. I purchased a 96 year old house so there were a myriad of issues relating to inspections and work (lead paint, etc.). Rachel stayed on top of all the issues and was helpful in referring to appropriate inspectors and housing experts. Also, the loan process was a complete nightmare and Rachel worked diligently with the loan broker to resolve and verify all requests. Hands down I would highly recommend her.
Working with Rachel resulted in a quick and smooth purchase as we were trying to buy an investment property that our daughter and son-in-law could move into quickly before the birth of their first child. I commend her, not only on her knowledge of the market and dealing with multiple offers, but with the loan process for investors. The whole experience was hassle-free. Her entire team was also there to help fill in any details when needed. I highly recommend her!
Rachel is great!!! Very professional and gets her clients top dollar their home! She knows the area very well. Would 100% buy and sell with her again!!!
Rachel was awesome!!! Purchased my first home and she helped guide us through the entire process. It was a little scary and we had a lot of questions. She answered every single question. She put our minds at ease! We closed on our new home and we are so happy. Would highly recommend her to my friends and family. A true professional! Thanks again Rachel!!!
Ms. VanZanten is a skilled agent that I used in my recent purchase of a house. There were a number of problems from the listing agent that she handled professionally and in a very timely manner. She referred me to several different companies, contractors and others I needed, demonstrating her ability and willingness to go above and beyond most agents. I was very pleased. I highly recommend her without reservation.
Rachel was patient with us while we figured out what we were looking for. We ended up following her original advice and bought local. That is where she went into overdrive. She worked with our schedules and was there for us when our work schedules had breaks. Morning, afternoon, and at night. When it came down to closing the deal she didn’t allow the highly competitive market to inflate the deal. She worked the sellers agent to our advantage. In the end our below asking offer was accepted because of the work she put in to convince the seller we were the best they were going to get. She is a true professional and very well connected and dedicated to getting the best result for her clients! Rachel is our Real Estate agent for life!!