District of Columbia
Specializing in Northwest Washington, DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda, Maryland, serving Washington, DC, Montgomery County and close-in Virginia
Liz arrived in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and began her real estate career at the Oliver Carr Company, widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent commercial developers in Washington, DC. Subsequently, in 1987, Liz decided to redirect her career from commercial to residential real estate and joined Washington Fine Properties in 2001. Liz ranks consistently in the top 1% of agents nationwide, based on sales volume production.
Liz's focus on client service and her in-depth market knowledge have been paramount to her success. Her high ethical standards, adherence to sound real estate practices and keen people skills are cited by clients and colleagues alike as the driving force behind the high volume of referral and repeat business she generates, and the relationships she has developed with her peers and associates are an integral part of her business. Her broad network within the real estate community allows Liz to keep clients up to date with the most relevant information for making their real estate decisions, often before that information hits the public domain. Liz's attention to detail and her close associations with different service providers help make each transaction as smooth and seamless as possible.
Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Business and English
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
Liz, who lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband Bob and their three children, is extremely involved in leadership positions in her children's schools as well as with different arts organizations. Current and previous involvements include:
• The National Committee for the Performing Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
• The Parents Council of the School of Engineering at Columbia University
• The Women's Committee of the Washington National Opera
• Vice President of the Parents Association, Field School
• Co-Chair of 40th Gala Celebration, Field School
• Co-Chair of the Spring Benefit, National Cathedral School
• Co-Chair of Live and Silent Auctions, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School
• Co-Chair of the Christmas House Tour, St. Albans School
• Co-Chair of the Scholarship Auction, Beauvoir School, the National Cathedral Elementary School
• Board Member and Development Chair, National Child Research Center (NCRC)
• Women's Committee for the Corcoran Ball
Liz helped us get our parents’ house ready for sale after they passed away. The house was in reasonably good shape after 40 years, but it still needed a fair amount of effort to get it ready for sale.
We chose to contract with Liz after meeting with several highly qualified realtors. We met with her multiple times over the course of the three months it took for us to make repairs and updates to the house. She filled in gaps and brought in specialists, such as repair people, painters, landscapers, a staging company, and others, to ensure that the house was in fantastic shape to go on the market. She also helped us price the house and bring it to market on schedule, in time for buyers to see it before the local spring break.
People were interested immediately, and we got an above-asking-price offer within the first day of listing. We then closed the sale within two weeks.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances that led to us having to sell the house, working with Liz was an enjoyable, smooth, rewarding process. We wholeheartedly recommend her.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Liz Lavette Shorb from Washington Fine Properties and can't speak highly enough of the exceptional service I received. From the moment I contacted Liz, it was clear that I was working with a true professional.
Liz went above and beyond to help me find and purchase our home in Bethesda. She was knowledgeable about the local real estate market, patient with my many questions, and incredibly responsive to all my concerns. What impressed me most was her dedication to ensuring that we found the perfect property that met all our criteria.
Throughout the home-buying process, Liz provided valuable insights and expert advice. She skillfully negotiated on my behalf, securing a great deal on the property I ultimately purchased. Her attention to detail, strong communication skills, and commitment to making the entire experience smooth and stress-free were truly outstanding.
Not only is Liz a consummate professional, but she also genuinely cares about her clients. Liz took the time to understand my needs and priorities, and it's clear that she is passionate about helping people find their ideal homes.
I highly recommend Liz to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the D.C. area. Her dedication, expertise, and personalized service make her stand out in the real estate industry. Thanks to Liz, we’re now living in a wonderful house, and my family and I couldn't be happier.
Liz did an incredible job in helping our family find the right house in DC area. We had a huge contingency on buying a new home, as we were working on selling our primary residence out of state, but Liz still helped us win the deal through her strategic approach and strong connections.
From the moment I first started working with Liz, she was very attentive to my family’s wants and needs. She first made sure she understood the types of things we were looking for in a home, a neighborhood, and a city. She spent several weeks analyzing the houses we seemed to like and carefully proposed houses she thought would be a good fit based on this. When I came to visit the DC area, Liz not only showed me the city, neighborhoods, houses she thought I might like, but she also showed me all the things she knew I cared about (schools, parks, bike trails, etc.) She had even created an interactive map to help me visualize the location of all the places she thought I might be interested in. When we finally found the right home for us, Liz helped us beat out four other offers, even though we had a contingency on the sale of our house, which would have normally meant our offer would have been thrown out. After the deal closed, Liz continued to support us by recommending trusted contractors to make our house a home. We couldn’t be happier with our home and can’t recommend Liz enough!!
After the beneficiaries of the estate and I researched and interviewed four agents, all very experienced in Chevy Chase Village, I chose Liz Lavette Shorb to handle our estate sale. Liz clearly and objectively laid out the pros and cons of two marketing options, one “as is” and one “improved and staged.” She offered expert insight into costs, timing, and pricing implications, and was extremely patient and inclusive dealing with the beneficiaries who were dealing with the loss of a patriarch and their home, which had been in the family for over fifty-five years. Since we were all living outside the immediate area and were without a good network of service providers, Liz provided excellent referrals to auction houses, movers, charities, cleaners, window washers, landscapers—all who were required to empty and list a large home. During the listing period Liz personally handled all open houses and showings and provided prompt and transparent feedback. She provided excellent counsel regarding the offers we received, and we always felt that she had superior experience, insight, and judgment that we could trust. Without hesitation I would entrust Liz with any real estate transaction in the area, and enthusiastically recommend her to friends and family.
Liz represented us in selling our home of 35 years in Chevy Chase Village. We cannot imagine having a better experience in the sale of our home or having a better result. Liz was personally involved in every stage of the process;mdash;advising on timing and process, preparing and staging our home, pricing, dealing with multiple bids, and completing the sale. Personally, Liz is an absolute delight to know and work with:mdash;always available, highly responsive, always with thoughtful and practical advice to keep everything on track. Selling a long-time and much-loved family home can be difficult. Having Liz as our valued adviser and representative at every step was key to making our sale process successful!
We are so grateful to Liz for helping us sell our home. The sale was a somewhat knotty transaction: because we were working with a relocation agency, there were several hurdles to clear, and the agency required some repairs to be made after we had vacated the property and were living halfway across the country. Liz oversaw everything and got the house in fantastic shape. Thanks to her masterful handling of staging and showings, we received multiple offers and sold our home for more than asking price—and more than we expected. Throughout the whole process, Liz was unfailingly responsive and kind. We recommend her wholeheartedly!
Liz represented us in selling our home of 35 years in Chevy Chase Village. We cannot imagine having a better experience in the sale of our home or having a better result. Liz was personally involved in every stage of the process—advising on timing and process, preparing and staging our home, pricing, dealing with multiple bids, and completing the sale. Personally, Liz is an absolute delight to know and work with—always available, highly responsive, always with thoughtful and practical advice to keep everything on track. Selling a long-time and much-loved family home can be difficult. Having Liz as our valued adviser and representative at every step was key to making our sale process successful!
Liz did an incredible job helping us to upgrade our home during the pandemic. She smartly counseled us on how to maximize the potential of our old home, choosing an ideal weekend to list it and expertly juggling multiple exploding offers. And she did a great job with a complex new construction contract, helping us navigate a very tricky closing. She has our highest recommendation.
Our family had a great experience working with Liz during the spring of 2022. She really took the time to get to know us and our needs as we were looking to buy a new home in a challenging market. Liz guided us through multiple bidding processes and was ultimately able to get us our dream home before it came on the open market because of her extensive network. We highly recommend Liz and are still in contact with her to this day.
My sister and I engaged Liz and her team to sell our most cherished and wonderfully unique parents’ home in Chevy Chase Village. Liz completely understood our frame of reference. Liz and Darcy provided terrific and very practical suggestions on the last-minute improvements/repairs that we should make (and made). Liz was highly knowledgeable of the Chevy Chase market, the current trends, and the types of potential buyers. She was reassuring and realistic on pricing strategy and guided us in negotiating a very favorable sales price, despite the changing and uncertain market in late 2022. She was very responsive, guiding us thru the entire listing and closing processes, ensuring that we timely paid attention to the details. We could not recommend Liz more highly, and we certainly expect to use her in any future transactions.
I consider myself very lucky to have engaged Liz as my realtor. Having unexpectedly found the perfect co-op, I needed to sell my home of almost 30 years in Chevy Chase, DC. I had always considered the house to be very marketable, but the market had shifted a bit when we were ready to show it. Sellers like me were no longer in control! Not to worry! Liz was more than up to the task. We had two offers in less than three weeks. Throughout the process, Liz provided wisdom, reassurance, and guidance. She is, in short, the best!
Based on a friend's recommendation, I engaged Liz to sell a home in Bethesda. Working with Liz was a delight, and the results were outstanding. I had a ratified contract in less than two days at a price that exceeded my expectations. I would eagerly work with Liz again.
Liz was absolutely invaluable assisting me with the sale of my family home of nearly 50 years. Her knowledge, understanding, and expertise of the housing market were extensive and made the process flow smoothly. Liz’s flexibility was instrumental in coordinating, meetings, and schedules at every level. She made suggestions and recommendations without hesitation. When there was need for a contractor, she always had a resource available and ready to assist. I never felt pressured into making any decisions if I had concerns or reservations. She explained things clearly and guided me through all the steps for a successful sale. Liz Lavette Shorb is truly in a league of her own.
In the summer of 2021 Liz guided us successfully in selling our 80-year-old Chevy Chase house. She advised us on which aspects needed to be improved to the best possible condition, suggested replacements for a few out-of-style ceiling light fixtures, and in numerous other ways helped to make the house even more appealing to potential buyers. We ultimately decided the best approach was to use a staging professional while we moved out, employing the person long relied upon by Liz, who created an excellent design. Liz arranged subcontractors to make exact floor-plan measurements and attractive photographs, which she then incorporated with a good description of the home's features into the sales brochure and web page. She even had other agents view and assess the property to discern the optimal asking price. Two bids were received shortly after the open house, and Liz worked with us and negotiated with the other parties to decide on the best one. She then guided us through the final closing process. All in all, we were thrilled with Liz's expertise, knowledge of the local market, responsiveness, and professional thoroughness throughout the preparation and selling period. We strongly recommend her!
Hands down Liz is the best agent we have EVER worked with. She knows EVERYTHING and cares about her clients buying/selling their home as much as they do. I would never work with any agent except Liz in the DMV!
Liz (and her team) are fantastic, thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. You are with the A team if you choose Liz, a seasoned real estate agent with years of experience in the DC area. We highly recommend Liz and WFP!
Liz and Darcy went to work putting together a comprehensive plan that included some updates and repairs [to our home] to ensure the best presentation without spending money unnecessarily. Thanks to their experience and guidance, I had multiple offers and sold above the list price and was able to find the perfect next home. Throughout the process, Liz and Darcy were thoughtful and considerate, beside me at every step making sure all my questions were answered and that I was comfortable with every decision made. These two major life transactions have been such a success for me. They just knocked it out of the park!
It was a hard decision to sell our home in Glover Park after so many years — and it felt like a daunting process — but Darcy and Liz were truly there for us EVERY step of the way. From preparation and staging, to strategizing on how to price and position the house, to promotion and sale, we were thoroughly impressed. We couldn't be happier with the results and recommend them without hesitation.
We are SO happy in our new home and can't thank you enough for helping make it happen. You and your team are fantastic, have a great pulse on the market, and provide thoughtful guidance throughout the process. We tell all our friends about you and WFP, and you are at the top of our list (of a list of 1) for "next time."
We met Liz during the early stages of our search at an open house she was hosting. While the home was not the right fit for us, we were so impressed by her that we knew we would reach out when the time was right. A few months later, we saw a listing for our dream home and immediately contacted Liz. In spite of all the changes resulting from COVID-19, she never missed a beat and made sure we knew exactly what was happening every step of the way. Even during the most stressful moments, Liz’s years of experience and professionalism shone through to help us feel more at ease.
Thank you for all your help, Liz! Working with you was an absolute pleasure.
Liz sold our house in Chevy Chase Village in record time at the exact price we had discussed from the day we met. We loved working with Liz, who is one of the most knowledgeable realtors we've ever known, and possesses a deep expertise with sales in the Village. Liz knows the comps perfectly, is strategic and thoughtful, and is wise/assertive/smart in contract negotiations. She was patient and open to our ideas, while always being willing to share her expertise and recommendations in a professional and helpful manner. We could not have had a better experience working with Liz, and we most enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
It was a pleasure to work with Liz to sell a family home in Foxhall Crescents. She was creative, always steady, had excellent judgment and advice, and was patient and understanding of the emotional aspects involved in any real estate deal. The sale ended up being very complicated, as it actually involved three different transactions, and occurred during the pandemic. I feel certain that not every broker could have pulled it off and was grateful that I had Liz in my corner representing me.
As first-time home buyers, we were so thankful to be connected with Liz. She helped us find our perfect home, submit an extremely competitive bid, and close on the home — all during the uncertain times set forth by the Covid-19 lockdown. From early on in our home-buying process, we felt that Liz understood our vision for our new home, as well as the constraints that we conveyed. Her approach is very collaborative — there was an open line of communication between us and we felt comfortable sharing our feelings and opinions about listings brought to our attention. Her feedback was always constructive and well-informed. When we toured houses together, Liz demonstrated a sharp eye for important property details, and we always felt very comfortable and well-received during our tours, as Liz knows many agents and listings in the area. And when the time came to submit a bid, Liz helped us move quickly and decisively, and we were under contract within hours. Navigating the greater DC real estate market is challenging enough and when the time comes, home buyers need an experienced professional to compete for the best homes and ensure their bids stand out among the rest. We felt that Liz did exactly that and put us in the best position possible to close on our new home. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience working with Liz and we plan to continue our relationship with her moving forward.
We have nothing but praise for Liz and her team. We are currently living in the second home that Liz helped us secure. Liz's knowledge of neighborhoods, down to the right street, was immeasurably helpful when we first moved to the city. She took the time to understand exactly what we wanted (neighborhood AND house) and worked tirelessly to find it. Liz worked diligently to get us a fair deal on both houses and really pushed us to the forefront in a pool of eligible buyers for the home we live in now. The deal she produced was a dream come true, and we are now living exactly where we want to be. Liz also sold our house, off market, to the first buyers who looked at it. She aided us in pricing and staging it perfectly. The process was seamless. Thank you, Liz, for all of your help. We cannot recommend you enough!!!
I wanted to thank you again for everything. More than anything, I want you to know that at one of the most stressful times of our lives, your knowledge, insight and calm demeanor brought us such comfort. I know that moving is stressful for everyone, but we are living in unusual times that might cause one to question everything. I am so appreciative and look forward to a time when we might be able to have lunch and I can say thank you in person.
Thank you for your help getting us through two negotiations that resulted in all parties being happy with the results. You were really creative in writing our offer for our new home and very thoughtful in the way you negotiated on our behalf during the sale of our old home.
This was a stressful experience that was made much less stressful due to your experience and advice and your proactive communication. In comparison with our previous real estate transactions, it was a piece of cake!
Jaci was also great to work with and was hugely helpful during the close of our purchase when we were dealing with a walk-through situation. She was very professional and made a potentially awkward situation into a non-event.
In short: You guys were awesome. Thank you!
Liz is simply among the best agents in the Washington area. Her expertise in all aspects of the Washington real estate market is unparalleled. My husband and I have hired Liz to represent us in over 15 transactions in the last 20-plus years. She has bought and sold properties for us from Spring Valley to Chevy Chase, Bethesda and Potomac. Multiple properties we have hired Liz to list have sold in a matter of days due to her instincts, her vast network, and her expertise about pricing in the marketplace. Liz’s marketing materials and WFP’s online presence are top-notch, and her sharp negotiating skills and keen instincts will always get the best price for you, whether she is representing you as a buyer or a seller. We would never look to anyone else to represent us in the real estate marketplace.
Liz Shorb is the consummate professional. We are thrilled with her representation of us in the recent sale of our home in Chevy Chase. She knows the market exceedingly well, she knows exactly what it takes to negotiate a great deal, and she has total recall on all the myriad details necessary to get a home sold. Significantly, she is also exceedingly thorough with every aspect of the detailed paperwork required for a strong deal and a great closing. We could not have asked for a more efficient, thoughtful, kind, and effective real estate agent or for a nicer person. She is in fact deceptively nice because she knows how to drive a hard bargain while smiling and never stepping on toes. What a package she is! She is the real deal!!!
We couldn’t have been happier with Liz and the support we received from her team at WFP. After working with another broker/agent for months and a completely frustrating experience, we turned to Liz for help! Within days she helped us sort our priorities, focus our search and find us our home in Bethesda. Her experience and expertise surpassed our expectations as she helped us negotiate the purchase, execute all of the inspections and close in record time. The transaction support was as superb as the home search, and I will recommend Liz to all of my friends and colleagues looking for a home in the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area.
Liz Lavette Shorb has represented us in no less than four real estate transactions in the Chevy Chase area over the past decade. She has a sharp grasp of the local market and is highly sophisticated and creative. She possesses frankly unmatched negotiating skills, has a firm business acumen, and above all is utterly unfazable in the face of any problem. We cannot recommend her more strongly and will never execute a real estate transaction in the Metropolitan area without her by our side.
We can’t thank you enough for totally kicking a** for us on both sides of the river. You far exceeded expectations, and we could not be a smidge happier with how well you managed a nerve-wracking, high- risk, simultaneous sale/buy process. We’ll continue raving about you and recommending you to everyone we know who is considering buying/selling anywhere because they all deserve your expertise, guidance and results.