Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


Why We Have a Spring Market in Washington DC

This week, we had a pricing party at a beautiful house in Chevy Chase.  It's going on the market very soon.  And it's a great house with everything I would want.  There's great entertaining space, a kitchen that would be really fun to cook in, a home office that could turn even a lazy slob into a hyper producer, and I was in love, grabbing my client list. 

And then I went up to the second floor and looked out the rear window.  This is what I saw. 

It was a dogwood in more than full bloom with multi-colored azaleas. 

And I had an "AHA" moment.

Washington has a spring market every year.  Home buyers go a little bit crazy.  They get involved in multiple offers and have to win.  And they are not buying a fabulous house, but the dogwoods and azaleas that convey with the property. 

And when I looked out the window of our new listing, I couldn't blame them!


Comment balloon 23 commentsPatricia Kennedy • April 20 2012 07:08PM



This is a great time of the year to be in Washington D.C.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 8 years ago

Privacy and beauty sell properties as well as location. Congratulations with your new listing, best of luck with a fast sale.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 8 years ago

Pat- who wouldn't want to look out their window to see this beautiful array of spring color!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Pat, that is a beautiful and colorful garden  which will add value to the property. 

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) over 8 years ago

I am totally jealous of that view!  There's still some snow on the ground here and the grass is still brown.  :(     Looks like you should have a great spring market!


Posted by Ralph & Janet Henze (Ralph Henze Homes - RE/MAX Elite) over 8 years ago

AHA indeed Pat.  What a treasure to find outside the window.  Good idea to include those photos with the listing.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 8 years ago

Wow. That backyard view alone should help to sell that home. Even once the blossoms pass it still looks like it will be gorgeous. Best of luck with it.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Pat what a view I love the combination of the dogwood and azela.   I have a dozen or more dogwoods and I have a great view from my office window, such a scene makes me smile.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 8 years ago

I hope we all can experience an Aha moment and that we have a healty spring market..

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago

And right along with seeing this the word SOLD flashed before your eyes! What's not to love?!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 8 years ago

Patricia - wow, isn;t it beautiful? See howmany great things we see now with the help of the camera built in the phone

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 8 years ago

Well, that's not the view behind my grandmother's house, or of Bamboo Land, where we played, nearby, but it will do, I guess...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Good morning Pat,

Now that is some Spring view...definitely an "AHA" moment!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 8 years ago

Pat.. I can see why ! what a beautiful spring moment

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 8 years ago


Thanks for sharing this great photo. Here in the Napa Valley, it is the poppies which are in full bloom. It is illegal to cut them till after the do so and they are everywhere especially lining all the local roads. cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 8 years ago

Oh that is such a gorgeous picture!  Makes me sort of miss my old home in Bethesda!


Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) over 8 years ago

Wishing you the best of luck with your Spring market up there, Pat! That is indeed a beautiful photo!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

We have much beauty in the area this spring.  On Friday, Dolores and I spent most of the day at the U. S. National Arboretum.  The azaleas were still beautiful.

I hope you are having an outstanding weekend!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Patricia, what a colorful surprise! I love spring while the trees are still flowering, and they subtlely compliment the house and landscape.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

Thats a beautiful shot and Im impressed that you know the name of the tree, but perhaps thats because I dont know the name of any trees.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 8 years ago

That reminds me of a Monet painting.  That was an AHA! moment.  Thanks, Pat, for sharing the beauty.

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 8 years ago

Pat,  Absolutely gorgeous.  We are still a couple weeks out before we enjoy the full blooms.  Can't wait.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 8 years ago

No explanation needed after seeing the landscape making its best effort of the year.  Beautiful!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago