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John Gerrety

johngerrety@yahoo.com
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  Here is some basic information about me :


  Born and raised in Spring Valley, Washington DC,  Dec 16 (Beethoven's birthday) 1955 
  Fourth of 8 siblings
  Graduate '73 St. John's College High - Military Road
  St. Bonaventure College, Olean NY - pre-Engineering
  Graduate University of MD, BS Mechanical Engineering
  Engineering/Drafting for several years at Solarex Photovoltaic Company Rockville MD
  Engineering/ILS/Configuration Management for several years CRC/NAVSEA Crystal City VA

  Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Apprentice experience
  Real Estate Licensed since 1984 (approaching 30 years !)
  Recognized as THE  #1 & 2 Realtor®/agent by Volume (greatest # of homes sold by an individual  
                     agent)  in DC in 1989/1990

  Owner/Broker Gerrety & Bragg Real Estate, Inc, since 1991
  Consulted as an expert witness on real estate issues in DC Superior Court
  Successfully transacted literally hundreds home sales throughout the region
  Experience with an exceptional array of many different and complicated sale and purchase situations,
      as well as property/rent
management/leasing both - commercial and residential

  Experienced with Short Sales, Foreclosure Sales, and other distressed type of sales
  Engaged by fellow Realtors® to sell their own properties (rather than they selling them themselves)
  Engaged by many attorneys/lawyers to sell for them, complying with exacting & demanding  req'ments 

                                                                                  
  Happily married for 14 years to soul-mate, Croatian-born,  Jadranka. Son, Michael 13 years old, 
attending a local Benedictine Abbey middle school.
  Devout Catholic, and aware that no matter our faiths, we are all children of God and brothers & sisters in Christ
                                                                         in his universal family (from the Greek term katholikos).   

  Have held a Commodities/Futures/Stock Broker's license and has transacted for same  
  Conversationally fluent in Spanish, and to some extent in French. Can also converse fluently with children,
                                                                         (or children at heart), in Pig-Latin and/or Chinese-double talk.

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  Thoroughly familiar with Metropolitan Washington's neighborhoods, including but not limited to :
 
  Spring Valley
  AU Park
  Cleveland Park
  Woodley Park
  Chevy Chase DC
  Georgetown
  Brookland/CUA
  Woodridge
  Michigan Park
  Petworth
  Bethesda
  Chevy Chase MD
  Potomac
  Silver Spring
  Greenbelt
  Hyattsville
  Northern Va
  (in VA as a sole proprietor broker)
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Additional Experience with :

Effective pricing and marketing of property for sale
Effective contract NEGOTIATION for either buyer or seller
Staging of properties for sale
Multiple Contract Offers - how to handle best for the client, whether buyer or seller
Home Improvement, if desired, prior to and for purpose of sale
"As-is" sales, without necessarily compromising price
Senior Citizen issues as it relates to an orderly and comfortable preparation and sale process
Down-sizing for empty-nesters and/or Senior Citizens
Special Financing issues and opportunities for senior citizens including reverse mortgages and reverse purchases
Sales contingent on the purchase of another property / Finding next home before we sell
Sale-related environmental issues such as Lead Based Paint, Radon, Mold, etc.
Home Inspection issues
Conventional, FHA, VA financing considerations for both the buyer and the seller
FHA 203K acquisition and re-hab financing of fixer-upper property
Electrical issues
Water line issues
Termite and woodbore issues
Home Inspection issues
Contract negotiation issues
Appraisal issues
Easement issues
Contract Deposit issues
Seller Disclosure issues and Requirements
Stigmatized property issues
Survey and boundary line issues
Title and title-defect issues
Repair and remodeling
Flood Zone issues
Condo and Coop fees and HOA issues
Sales for Estates, Trustees, Conservators, etc.
Court Ordered Sales / Partitions / NISI
Sales of Investment properties, Tenant Occupied properties, and TOPA regulations
Sales or Lease of Commercial properties
Settlement logistics
Buyer Representation
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