Certified Home Staging Specialist
District of Columbia
All of Montgomery County, specializing in Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Kensington, Chevy Chase, North Potomac, and Darnestown
After graduating from college, Meg worked for the environmental consulting firm S. S. Papadopulos and Associates in Bethesda, Maryland. She stayed in Bethesda to start a family of four children and subsequently worked as an early childhood music specialist for several area schools and the Department of Education. Since Meg's decision to pursue a long-term interest in real estate, she has quickly climbed the ranks in her profession to become an area top producer. Meg brings to real estate a legal background that enables her to confidently advocate for her clients.
Cambridge University, UK
Washington College of Law
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
President of the Country Place Citizens Association
Montgomery County Public Schools
Variety of Church sponsored Charitable Fundraising Projects
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
I really enjoyed working with the Meg and Alison team! They made my first time buying so much easier and understandable, and they did it on such a quick turnaround. I’m incredibly grateful for their expertise!
Carl and I want to thank you and your team for all of your hard work on the sale of our house. Your willingness to handle the details of getting the house ready for sale made it possible for us to move first and sell later. We are thrilled that you negotiated a great price for us and that the sale was completed in less than two months from the time we moved out.
Working with you was a great experience; thank you again for everything.
Meg and Alison provided seamless and complementary skills in staging, marketing, and selling our house quickly. They were responsive and made the entire process understandable and easy.
Meg and Alison were outstanding professionals with whom to work. They were organized, timely and incredibly knowledgeable. We never expected the process of selling our home to be so easy and to go so smoothly.
We used Meg and Allison to sell our Potomac house. Their experience and expertise were invaluable. Because of their advice, we listed the house much earlier than we initially planned and sold in one day for a price far greater then we expected.
There are so many options when choosing a relator. We couldn’t have made a better choice than to work with Meg and Alison. We cannot emphasize enough how impressed we were with their professionalism, expertise, and dedication. We have relocated several times, and this has been by far our smoothest and best home-selling experience. They had an in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. Their research on comps was very thorough. They listened closely to our needs and had exceptional communication. They were always prompt in responding and kept us closely updated on next steps. Meg and Alison were friendly and approachable and a pleasure to work with. Their entire team from the stager to the back-office staff were professional, quick to respond, and provided great support. Meg and Alison made the home-selling process easy, efficient, and very successful with multiple offers over asking. They are truly gems in the real estate industry.
Meg and Alison are our exclusive go-to sources for buying or selling any real estate in Maryland. We are active real estate professionals who have used their services for both small and large transactions. We can recommend them without hesitation to represent any Buyer or Seller. Their representation and dedication are 100% regardless of the size of the transaction.
Our home search and buying experience with Alison couldn’t have been better, especially considering the housing market circumstances of the DMV area throughout 2021-2022: Supply was low, interest rates and prices were up, and homes were receiving multiple offers well over asking price. As first-time homebuyers, this environment made us anxious that maybe we wouldn’t be able to find a home that checked most of our boxes and was in our desired location. Alison helped us navigate all of these hurdles, and we ended up buying a home that we love in a neighborhood we love. One of the things we most appreciated about working with Alison during this unique time for home-buying was that she worked at our pace, understood what we were looking for and where our desired location was, and stayed patient and confident as we toured dozens of homes over the course of several months. When it came time to make an offer, Alison moved quickly and professionally to make sure we had all of our ducks in a row and that we didn’t miss any deadlines, and she was always a reliable and efficient liaison between us and the seller’s team whenever we had questions. For all the reasons above, we highly recommend working with Alison and Meg & Alison’s Team!
We worked with Meg, Alison, Kit, and Richard. Fantastic team – thoughtful, diligent, responsive. They were essential in helping us find our home. I would highly recommend working with them.
Wow, can't say enough about what a great experience we had with Alison and her whole team. Buying a house is extremely stressful and something that you can't make a quick decision on. I am so thankful to have such a caring, patient team to help us with our purchase. They never once made us feel pressured or second-guessed any of our decisions. Alison showed us home after home, morning, noon, and evening, and was just as friendly and amazing the whole way through. It was also extremely helpful to have such a knowledgeable team to work with. She had extensive knowledge about the pricing market, building codes, and a lot of other things that would have scared us as first-time buyers. Absolutely love the home we ended up with and are so very thankful to Alison, Meg, and the rest of their team. A million thanks from us.
The Meg & Alison Team recently listed and sold my home in Rockville. The preparations were meticulous, the research of comps very thorough, and the collaboration between them and me was very inclusive. They presented their strategy and the data to back it up and proceeded with the listing. Their thoroughness and knowledge of the market and the neighborhood led to multiple offers being received and the sale of the home at a price considerably higher than listed. I highly recommend working with the Meg and Alison Team and their associates. The entire process was easy, efficient, very transparent, and very successful.
Meg, Alison, and Kit, their operations manager, were wonderful to work with. They supported me from beginning to end in selling my mom's house. The team made a daunting task doable by helping me navigate the entire process. Plus, if I could not meet a vendor at my mom's house, they would meet them and let them in to my mom's house. I so appreciated them going over and beyond. Additionally, the repertoire of vendors was incredibly helpful. It was important for me to find a buyer that would appreciate the special community of my mom's cul-de-sac and that of the neighborhood. And they made that happen. The team is synchronized, professional, and knowledgeable. All this yielded an excellent offer for my mom's house. I am most appreciative of all three of them and would not hesitate to work with them again.
I can't say enough about the superior service and knowledge that Meg, Alison, and their team bring to the table. When we decided to sell our house, it was emotional, as we had lived and raised our family there for over 20 years. The amount of work to get it pulled together to show was a weight I was carrying for years. Meg and Alison knew all the right people to help me get it ready, knew when I needed a hug or a tissue, and were my eyes and ears when I couldn't be there. It looked beautiful for our showings... over 150 in five days! We were very successfully under contract with a wonderful new family in under a week. I literally could not have done it without their guidance. I am forever grateful to them and their team for making a difficult change easy and successful.
There is no way we could have gotten our house ready for sale in such a short period of time without the help of Meg and Alison. They provided recommendations on what to update and had a team of professionals that pulled it all together in no time and at a more-than-reasonable rate. We are often out of town for long periods of time, and they were always available to be our eyes and ears on the ground when we could not be there. Once it was ready to go, Meg and Alison guided us through price and comps, advertised our listing, and had over 150 showings in five days. We were able to get multiple qualified offers and were under contract in less than a week. It all went according to plan, and we are so pleased with how it turned out! We cannot thank them and their team enough!
We always turn to Meg and Alison for our real estate transactions. They are both very knowledgeable of the Washington, DC, area and work hard to help us find exactly what we need. We highly recommend them.
From the time we met with them to list the property, through the actual sale, they were ethical, professional and just a great team to work with.
My family's experience with Meg Percesepe and her team is beyond the 5-stars mark. Meg had intimate knowledge of the area, prevailing prices, and past and immediate sales in the area. Her experience fed strong confidence in us. The process was very smooth. Her team kept us informed regularly. Often she counseled on courses of action that helped us make decisions. It paid off!!! I cannot recommend enough working with her and the team. Their professional credentials are impeccable, and they are very kind, courteous, and pleasant individuals.
How delighted I am to write of the outstanding real estate service I've had with Meg Percesepe and Alison Shutt of Washington Fine Properties. They handled the sale of my home with perfection, from listing to closing and all the steps in between. Supported by Kit in the office and Barbara for staging, and all the contractors they knew and trusted, their communication and teamwork were exemplary. Their immediate responses to multiple e-mails and phone calls and close work with my out-of-town sons highlighted their collaborative energy. Their kind and sensitive understanding of my personal situation and their keen market savvy enabled them to craft a clever plan that brought multiple offers and a contract above the asking price within a week of the listing. You could not ask for a more wonderful real estate experience that what I had with Meg and Alison. They have earned my utmost respect and deep gratitude.
I would highly recommend the Meg and Alison team with Washington Fine Properties. I had a very successful house sale in the middle of the pandemic. Despite the challenges of COVID, Meg and Alison developed appropriate protocols and were still able to maintain their ability to market my property better than I could’ve expected. From advice on minor improvements and decluttering to staging, my house looked like it just went under a makeover by one of those design shows. Meg and Alison were tenacious, had a ton of contacts to get my townhouse in tip-top shape, and were great at negotiating on my behalf. I was comfortable working with them from our introduction. Thank you ladies!
My husband and I can't recommend working with Meg and Alison enough! Their professionalism, strong communication, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail are truly appreciated. When we decided to sell our condo in Washington, DC, and move to Potomac, MD, to purchase a house with additional space, both Meg and Alison were extremely knowledgeable in guiding us through the process. The sale of our condo and purchase of our new home were during a highly competitive market. They were both patient and provided us with sound advice as we navigated through the experience. They are both very pleasant to work with, and we would absolutely work with them again! If you're seeking knowledgeable and savvy agents to work with you in the DC, Northern Virginia, and/or Maryland markets, we highly recommend partnering with this hardworking team!
Meg and Alison were wonderful to work with. They both know the area cold and know the market. Meg and Alison helped us to sell our house BEFORE it was even listed on MLS. Although we have no plans to move again (at least for a long time), I would not hesitate to use Meg and Alison again and would strongly recommend them to others who are either selling or buying a home.
Meg and Alison are consummate professionals that have the highest degree of skill and expertise. In addition, they go above and beyond the normal level of service. We were selling our home remotely and they handled so many details in a timely and responsive manner which made the process and managing the inevitable curve balls as smooth as possible.Their network of contractors and contacts also added tremendous value to the process. Also, their buyer network allowed us to sell the home before going to market at our desired price. In addition, they are also backed by a top-notch operations manager, Kit, who was a tremendous help in managing the sales process. On a personal side, they were a joy to work with. They are the complete package and everything you could wish for and expect in a realtor team. If you are selling or buying a home, I highly recommend the Meg and Alison team.
We hired Meg and Alison to sell our home in early April, 2020, right as Montgomery County was shutting down due to COVID-19. As we were entering uncharted territory due to the pandemic, Meg and Alison were honest and realistic with us during the process. No one knew what to expect. How do you sell a house when the entire area is under strict "stay-at-home" orders? Working remotely with their excellent stager, Barbara, we prepared our house for sale and literally left town for 2 weeks. Meg and Alison crafted a strict plan for showing our home: anyone who entered our home needed to be vetted and serious about buying, would be required to wear a face mask, gloves and shoe coverings, and no more than 3 people could enter our home at a time. Our listing went live on a Friday, and 4 days later Meg and Alison presented to us *6* offers to purchase our home. We were amazed! They carefully reviewed the offers and presented them to us (via email and a conference call) and created an easy-to-review chart that detailed each buyers' offers, financial details, escalation clauses, contingencies, etc... We selected the contract that was $11k over list price with minimal contingencies and closed without any issue a few weeks later. If anyone in the Rockville / Potomac area needs to sell their home, we urge you to give Meg and Alison a call. They are professional, detailed-oriented, skilled negotiators who have access to an amazing pipeline of buyers that other agents don't have. You will not be disappointed!
We had the pleasure of working with Alison Shutt on the purchase of our new home in Potomac, MD. She is an extremely knowledgeable person in the home-buying process and guided us through the entire process. She is great in negotiating, and we highly recommend the team of Meg and Alison for any transaction in the real estate business. Even though she works with multiple clients, we got her undivided attention at all times. We took quite a bit of time (around 4 months) to find the correct property, and Alison was patient with us throughout, without pushing us. She will definitely be an asset in your team if you choose her as your agent.
What would you call a dream come true trying to sell your home in the challenging world of Covid-19? We didn't have to, but really wanted to sell, and begin to downsize our 6200 + sq. ft. home. Meg and Alison arranged to stage the house perfectly. Their pricing advice was right on. They used art and science to pick the very right time to put our home on the market. We listed the house on a Saturday, we had a contract on Thursday for our asking price, and had wonderful buyers who will love our home as much as we do fifteen days later, with thirty more days to pack up and move out. They were more than responsive, worked fabulously with the buyer's agent, and quickly and amicably worked through any wrinkles during the selling and closing process. I hope that we will be in our new, smaller home for a long time, but we would be crazy to use anyone other than the Meg & Alison team. Thanks ladies!!
Our neighbor sold her home through Meg and Allison and she raved about them. We were not disappointed! From our initial meeting we felt our needs and goals were understood and thoroughly addressed. Even though we had a medical need just a week before our open house, the delay did not throw off this team. Staging, pricing and eventual multiple offers were expertly, thoughtfully and kindly managed. We greatly appreciate the care, attention and wise advice we received from Meg and Allison.
While some realtors might promise the moon, we interviewed Meg and Alison who were honest and realistic about the expectations of selling price and incredibly responsive to our needs. It is clear that you not only get 2 great realtors for the price of one, but their Administrative Assistant is incredibly knowledgeable and hands-on. We have no reservations in highly recommending them. They had great advice about how to maximize value and expedite a sale. The house sold quickly and above asking price. Meg and Alison were incredibly responsive and quickly available whenever we had questions. The whole sales process went through without a hitch.
It’s this simple: If you wish to buy or sell a home in Potomac, MD, you need to go through Meg and her A+ team @ Washington Fine Properties. She and her team sold my home on first open house at nearly $40k over asking price.
We were able to sell our home very quickly due to the knowledge and expertise of Meg and her team. She gave us great advice as to what we should do to prepare our house for sale, including having the house staged. During the contract negotiation, Meg was able to negotiate favorable terms because of her expertise and negotiation skills. She provided ongoing advice and guidance during the entire process. Finalizing the sale was very stressful given the coronavirus and the closure of non-essential businesses and a stay-at-home order. Meg was more than understanding and responsive when I contacted her (definitely too often!), expressing my concerns. In addition to being totally professional, she is a wonderful person to work with. I highly recommend Meg and her team to anyone wanting to sell or buy a home.
From the good guidance on how to fix up what was necessary and to stage our home for good sale prospects to the always timely updates and responsiveness and finally to also getting us a sale in a challenging time of year, we were very pleased with Meg and Alison's support. They are super professional in everything they do but have a good personal touch and flexibility to respond to needs we had and perspectives we sought. And of course they helped us get a sale!
Meg and Alison are the best. This is the 5th real estate transaction we have done with them. They know the Potomac area neighborhoods very well. They also know the buyers and they know how to best manage even the most difficult aspects of the negotiations or the bumps in the road that can occur along the way. Their marketing plans are strong and their staging and design ideas were very helpful. Additionally they are very well connected to a variety of people to help with the process—from contractors and painters to attorneys and lenders. They are truly a one-stop shop for anything and everything you would need. You couldn’t find a better pair of people to help with a real estate transaction than Meg and Alison.
I have worked with realtors across the U.S. on multiple occasions. I can easily say that Meg and Alison are the best realtors I've worked with. Their understanding of the local market, sensible approach to pricing, solid experience in negotiations all contribute to their success. I am aware of market trends where some say realtors' service can be disintermediated by web-based solutions. Anyone who has bought and sold a few homes will recognize the shortcomings to this approach as there are often critical times in negotiations or strategizing on how to list a home when there is no substitute for sound judgement and experience in buying and selling homes. My experience with Meg and Alison proved this point on more than one occasion. On top of it all, they are a real pleasure to work with and function as a great team.
Meg and Alison did an outstanding job on the recent listing and sale of our home in Potomac, MD. I was initially impressed with their local market knowledge and their base of experience in real estate. True to form, they put together a solid marketing plan (with the assistance of a great team in the WFP offices), provided extensive data on comparables to set a successful pricing strategy, and finally provided good counsel during the negotiations with the buyer. Through it all, they were a real pleasure to work with and could give a good course on how effective teams should function. Meg and Alison are the best realtor team we have dealt over several moves across the U.S.
I can't say enough about this team. Meg and Alison helped me sell my rental townhouse in Potomac. I don't live in Maryland any longer, so I was unable to be present for most of the challenging tasks that arise in the process of getting a house ready to put on the market and sell it. They were professional at every step along the way and always kept me informed. When necessary, they provided excellent advice with the benefit of their many years of experience. I have no hesitation recommending them to anyone looking to sell a home.
Working with Meg and Alison made my buying and selling process feel effortless and smooth. They quickly familiarized themselves with the neighborhood I was interested in and when we eventually found that perfect place for me, they prepared me so that I could compete, if needed, with multiple offers. Because of their foresight, I did indeed get the property I dreamed of. From then on, they answered my calls immediately, kept me informed every step of the way, had a wonderful designer, Barbara, stage my home to sell, and I had a contract in a week. Now I am living happily ever after.
Meg and Alison are the consummate professional team. They invest time in getting to know their clients and certainly understood our priorities when we decided to sell our home. We were expecting to be overwhelmed with getting our house on the market. However, Meg and Alison took great care in walking us through the process and assisting with all the details. Meg and Alison’s years of experience and overall knowledge of the Potomac/Rockville market resulted in getting a contract on our house within a couple of days at list price! Their entire team was a pleasure to work with, and we give them our highest recommendation.
Meg Percesepe and Alison Shutt lead a highly professional, very efficient team and are a pleasure to work with. The sale of our house in Bannockburn Estates, Bethesda, was very fast (55 days from the signing of the Listing Agreement to Settlement) and everything ran smoothly during the entire process. One of their many strengths is their ability to provide connections to excellent outside help (a contractor for home repairs, a firm that gives advice on donations of furniture and removes unwanted items, specific instructions for arrangements to discontinue utilities service, etc.). An outstanding performance.
Meg and Alison are the dream team. Our home sale and closing was flawless. They are consummate professionals. Meg and Alison are extremely knowledgeable on the local market. They are honest, hardworking, and reliable. You won't be disappointed!
Meg and Alison exceeded our high expectations in listing our home, and we highly recommend them. They entered a less than desirable situation in which the house had already been listed for a year with another agent, had gone to contract but not closing, and was in a slow market for upper bracket homes. With the Meg/Alison team, we received a contract and closed within three months. The combination of their professionalism (punctuality, command of process and market, effective communication, candor, etc.), positive attitudes, and geniality brought the listing/sale to a smooth and successful close.
They did a first rate job from start to finish. They provided sound advice and responded quickly to our needs. We have already recommended them to a friend.
We recently purchased a home and we are so grateful to Meg and Alison for all of their help. They are responsive, quickly picked up on which items were most important to us (so they were able to perfectly tailor their lists of suggested homes for us), always available whenever we wanted to tour a house, offered sage advice, and helped us through every aspect of the purchase (including post-sale matters like recommending great contractors). I have already recommended Meg and Alison to many of my friends, and would absolutely recommend them to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home.
Meg and Alison are professional, organized and delightful to be with. We bought and sold homes with Meg and Alison, and both experiences were very successful.
Meg and Alison are the definition of amazing teamwork. They helped me with selling my Mom's home and then purchasing my first home. They are extremely knowledgeable about the market and what they are doing. As a seller, there are things you don't necessarily want (but need) to hear about the property you are selling; throughout the process Meg and Alison handled these times with the perfect balance of sensitivity and assertiveness. During the house-hunting process for my new home, I was sure I was driving them crazy as I struggled to figure out what I was looking for and where I was hoping to find it. Having champagne taste while looking for a home on a budget was quite frustrating for me. Sure enough, with not even two months before settlement on the property we were selling, they found exactly what I was looking for, even though I wasn't entirely sure what I was searching for. Meg and Alison were both readily available to answer any questions I had throughout the process, and they had Kit behind the scenes in their office who is also a godsend, she made sure I had all the necessary resources and important dates relevant to our contracts so that everything went off without a hitch. When it came down to negotiating with both the sale and the purchase, Meg and Alison are a force to be reckoned with. The buyers for our property ran into a hiccup with their loan, which could have caused some MAJOR inconveniences and delays, but not when you have the Meg and Alison Team on your side! Best Decision Ever.
Meg and Alison are a terrific team. They are exactly what we were looking for in a realtor — integrity, honesty, courtesy, professionalism and firm but gentle suggestions. They were simply amazing at every step in the sales process from preparing the home to staging to presentation — always ready to provide additional advice and help. Our house sold in a few days for over asking price. Meg and Alison stuck with us through the contract and closing process — no request was too much for them. IF you want the very best team to guide you through this process you could not do better than Meg and Alison. They are outstanding!
Meg and Alison are a professional team. They’re knowledgeable, responsive and resourceful. If you are looking for full-service agents to help you sell your house, then I’d recommend them. They understand the ins and outs of real estate transactions, which is important because challenges can and do arise. They hired a great stager to help us de-clutter and they were able to recommend a painter who painted a few rooms quickly and well. And most importantly, they tapped into their network and found us a qualified buyer.
Meg and Allison, and their entire team, were fabulous to work with from start to finish. They are highly knowledgeable regarding the area, worked with us in advance of listing our home to ensure we put our best foot forward (including staging), and worked to get us the best possible offer. They assisted us in finding a rental property, and when we are ready to purchase again, we will use them for that transaction as well. We would recommend them without reservation for all real estate needs.
We had a great experience with Meg and Alison during our house search. First, they know the Potomac area better than any other realtors out there and were able to get us access to listings before they hit the market. Additionally, they are so knowledgeable about the market, which they demonstrated by providing us with expert guidance as we bought (and won) our house in a very competitive market. Finally, they taught us so much about houses and real estate in general as we purchased our first real home, and their advice and recommendations have continued even past closing. They have been so kind to us and even volunteered to help handle our toddler during a long day of house-hunting when we were unable to find a sitter. I highly recommend Meg and Alison, and am confident that if you use them, you will not be disappointed!
We initially asked to talk to Meg and Alison about the sale of our house because they had sold the identical house across the street, but we didn’t really know what to expect. From the initial walk-through of our house and their subsequent presentation, however, we were impressed by their knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and cordiality. This favorable impression was only reinforced by their work after we signed a private listing agreement. They were astute in recommending a price and thoughtful about cost-effective improvements to enhance marketability. The staging services they arranged were first-rate. When we got an offer, they handled all aspects of the negotiation skillfully, especially the all-important negotiation after the home inspection. Throughout, they answered our questions quickly and helpfully. We were so impressed by their professionalism (and the flawless support work at the Potomac office of Washington Fine Properties) that, although we had intended to use a discount buyer’s agent for our purchase of a condominium, we instead engaged Meg and Alison for that too, and our experience was the same: excellence in every aspect of the transaction. In sum, we highly recommend the Meg and Alison Team.
With more 16 moves in our family's history, we have seen a little bit of everything that the real estate market has to offer. Meg and Alison provided a truly exceptional experience, with a marketing approach that brought us a contract our first day on the market and a closing in less than 30 days. They were responsive, informed and really have their finger on the pulse of our complicated Montgomery County market. From great staging and exceptional photography to even providing a weekend assist when we accidentally locked ourselves out of our house, we felt like we have just experienced the best of what the real estate profession has to offer. While my family's next adventure will take us out of the DC area, I will always be ready to provide a glowing recommendation of their excellent work.
I had a very positive experience working with Meg and Allison during the process of selling my house. They are very professional and knowledgeable and responded quickly to all my inquiries. Additionally, they were able to recommend various contractors, and the photographer they used took fabulous pictures. My house listed on a Friday, and by the following Tuesday, we had a signed contract for the asking price. It was a pleasure working with both Alison and Meg, and I would definitely recommend them.