The mechanics of buying a home in Northern Virginia and the metro Washington, DC, area can be an overwhelming process. Add the emotions of envisioning your future home and the financial commitment involved, and the result is a process fraught with challenges and pitfalls.
Led by Katie Wethman, the Wethman Group is a team of agents, administrative professionals, and vendors dedicated to making your real estate transactions seamless and enjoyable. Katie brings 15 years of experience as a CPA, investment banker, and consultant to her clients in an effort to become a trusted business adviser for one of the largest and most important investments they will ever make. Katie graduated with dual degrees in Accounting & Finance from James Madison University, followed by an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Prior to entering the real estate field, she worked for Arthur Andersen, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Corporate Executive Board, and Deloitte Consulting. Katie is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors, and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. She is also a Certified Home Rescue Expert, assisting clients in a short sale situation. She was the Top Individual Producer at the Keller Williams McLean office in 2009. Read more about her at www.wethmangroup.com
Katie’s team has helped buy and sell over 100 transactions since 2006 (30 in 2009 alone), with a total volume of over $42 million. There’s a reason so many people turn to us in this difficult and unique market. We’d love to add you to our list of happy clients. Contact us to discuss your real estate needs.
Katie is a REALTOR® licensed in VA, DC, and MD.
Kathy H. & Bryan W. – First Time Home Buyers
“We wanted to thank for your guidance and tremendous service during our condo buying process. Given the issues with FHA and our lender situation, this process had a lot more twists and turns than we ever imagined. But at the same time, we were reassured that your innovative solutions and attention to detail would get us through and it did!
Honestly, as we told you, before attending your home buying seminar and leveraging your expertise during our condo purchase, our opinion of realtors was not the highest. However, after working with you, that has changed. We really appreciated your vast array of knowledge as well as your super prompt response to what at times were our incessant questions….We had no idea how stressful this process could be and honestly, we could not have done this without you. Thanks Katie!”
Jill & Scott P. – First Time Home Sellers
“We did want to say thank you for all of your hard work on selling the house. We both think that you have a great way of explaining all the complicated real estate jargon so that it’s easy to understand, and it’s obvious you really know your stuff – that means a lot to us since this was our first time selling and it can be very overwhelming! This is also not the best market to be a seller, and we appreciate your patience with us during all of our many frustrations. ”
Mike C. & Tina D. – First Time Home Buyers
“I would give Katie the very highest recommendation. As first-time home-buyers, my wife Tina and I were pretty ignorant about the entire process. Katie made absolutely everything easy for us. She skillfully anticipated where we would need help and information, providing both detailed written materials and live coaching, and she answered every one of our questions thoroughly and helpfully. Katie listened carefully to us, quickly learning our needs and preferences in searching for a home, and fine-tuned our search process expertly. She was extremely flexible, cheerfully working with our schedules and our changing priorities, and she went well above and beyond an expected level of service in many instances. Katie recommended other professionals (mortgage broker, home inspectors, etc.) whose work – and ability to deal with first-time home buyers – was similarly superlative. Through all of this, Katie was a complete joy to work with – the sort of person with whom you almost look forward to filling out stacks of paperwork. And in the end, you can’t argue with results. We now own a house we love living in more every day, and we still feel like we got a great deal on it. Thanks, Katie!”
“Working with Katie was a true pleasure. She takes a sincere interest in her clients and leverages her intelligence and market knowledge to ensure their satisfaction. Katie is friendly and professional. I simply cannot imagine anyone better! I strongly recommend Katie.”
Katie was a tremendous asset in my search. She had an encyclopedic knowledge base on the market and an intuitive grasp of my needs. She was able to find several places ideal for me in a single afternoon. The right location, square footage, style and price that I would have been hard pressed to find on my own. In a huge market like the DC metro area having an agent who can quickly match your requirements with suitable properties is a huge time and aggravation saver.
I have purchased houses in several different markets over the years and have generally dealt with agents who wasted a lot of my time pushing their agenda. Not Katie, she’s a pleasure to work with and a real advocate for the customer. I would absolutely use her again or recommend her to friends and family.
Missie & Len – Home Sellers
Katie is brilliant, knowledgeable, honest, hard-working, and has wonderful people skills. She loves her job and does it incredibly well. She is also a nice person and wonderful to work with. [We] recommend her without reservation.
Katie laid out a strategy to get the highest price with the minimum of hassle. She brought in experts to help us stage the house and a professional photographer to show the house in the best possible light. She proposed a broad advertising strategy designed to reach potential buyers.
Needless to say, my wife and I are huge fans of Katie Wethman. She is tenacious for her clients and she doesn’t suffer fools—she tolerates and deals with their issues, and then dispatches them. It was great having her on our side. We recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house in her territory.