Virtual Open House

The health and well-being of our customers is our #1 priority. Making the move to a new home is one of the biggest decisions one will ever make. At Compass, we are working closely with our support teams to provide a personal virtual open house experience to everyone. While potential buyers may not be physically present for an open house or walkthrough, virtual open houses allow us to continue to provide you with best-in-class service during this time.

Virtual Open House

We have the ability to take a targeted audience on a digital journey through your premier properties. 

Through Virtual Tours, FaceTime and social media, we have been able to showcase the key features of your property to interested clientele. The Compass YouTube channel currently has 3.4M+ views. 

Try These Virtual Open Houses

490 M Street SW W603
Southwest Waterfront
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Garage
Walk Through or Explore on Your Own

560 N Street SW N413
Southwest Waterfront
1 Bed | Den | 1 Bath
Walk Through or Explore on Your Own

Compass Continues to Elevate the Real Estate Industry

Coming Soon Sign

In 2018, Compass introduced the Compass Coming Soon status for homes coming on the market. 

One feature of Compass Coming Soon is the gathering of insight during the Coming Soon period. 

With Compass Coming Soon, Sellers can adjust sales price until their homes  are in “Active” status with no price history being recorded.

On January 28, 2020, BrightMLS — a multiple listing service for REALTORS from New Jersey to Virginia — announced it was copying that feature of Compass Coming Soon,

“… all listings in the Coming Soon status will not show the pricing changes in the history or note a price change on the recent changes section of the listing. “

To quote Charles Calen Colton, 

“Imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery”

Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

A new offering for Compass clients

A simple solution to bridge the gap between the home you have and the home you want.

Compass Bridge Loan Services gets you access to competitive rates and dedicated support from industry-leading lenders, with the exclusive option to get up to six months of your loan payments fronted when you sell your home with a Compass agent.

To learn more contact us or visit bit.ly/bridgeloanservices

Explore botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine in this year’s Season’s Greenings holiday show at the US Botanic Gardens!

Explore botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine in this year’s Season’s Greenings holiday show at the US Botanic Gardens!

Plant based recreations of conservatories, fountains, and sculptures will fill the model train room. These will include iconic gardens scenes like Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s vibrant red Japanese torii gate, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ flamingo topiaries, Missouri Botanical Garden’s famous Climatron conservatory, and Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Rocket Garden featuring NASA space nodes and rockets!

Thinking of making home improvements?

Thinking of making home improvements? Cover your bases with these simple tips:

• Educate yourself on the local permitting requirements, or your co-op or condo association’s policies.

• Hire licensed and bonded contractors for all of the work.

• Ask your contractor to provide you with copies of the permits (if required) at the time the work is being done.

• Post a copy of the permits in the front window to notify your neighbors that you are following the law.

And if you are wondering what improvements will pay off when you sell later on, please contact us give us a call!

How to Volunteer in DC This Holiday Season

When you sit down to write out a list of presents for friends and family, don’t forget about the gift of giving back to those in need.

Luckily, DC offers up an impressive selection of opportunities to get involved this holiday season.

If you’re looking to dish out a hot meal, check out Martha’s Table, Miriam’s Kitchen, or So Others May Eat. Or, for those who are hoping to spend some time with furry friends, try reaching out to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, the Humane Rescue Alliance, or DC Paws Rescue.

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The Why to Title Insurance

Title Insurance is an insurance policy designed to keep the buyer and/or their mortgage lender from risks associated with defects in the title (ownership) of the property.

Title Insurance is an insurance policy designed to keep the buyer and/or their mortgage lender from risks associated with defects in the title (ownership) of the property. Title Insurance is offered as either a standard policy or an enhanced policy. A standard policy covers defects in the title up to the date of settlement. An enhanced policy covers defects in the title before and after settlement.

Covered claims can range from any of the following and more: undiscovered easements that affect the use of your property, errors, fraud or illegal signatures on the title paperwork going back many transactions, errors in public records, a disputed will from a previous owner, and previously unreleased liens on the property that could make it difficult to sell. Title insurance companies will usually assume the risk of defending the claim. Title insurance companies pay out claims on a policy at a rate that is ten times higher than the payout rate on homeowner’s policies.

If you ever have any questions about anything involving real estate, please contact us or give us a call!