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As a real estate agent in MD and DC, I specialize in helping long term homeowners downsize. Whether you are looking to spend your days in a cabin in the woods, moving to be closer to family who live cross country or to a smaller, more manageable home down the street we can make your move a reality. Using unconventional and creative ways we will work together through the home selling process while making it easy, manageable and even enjoyable. When you are moving towards something, not just away from something dreams come true. I will be with you every step of the way.

Making the decision to move from your longtime family home is a big decision. This has been your base, your entry into a community and where you made memories. Since each situation is different, we will develop a personalized plan so you can get from where you are to where you want to be.

We had moved to North Carolina to retire. After our house in Kensington was on the market for a year with little activity, we contacted Marilyn to do an assessment of the home and the market. We agreed to some upgrades Marilyn suggested and put it back on the market at her recommended price. Activity immediately increased and we were under contract, at higher than listing price, within three weeks. Marilyn managed the transaction all the way through closing. We were so confident in her we did not even travel back to Maryland for the settlement. Marilyn handled everything for us electronically without a hitch. We were very pleased with her knowledge, skills and ability as a realtor.
— A and C

In addition to helping clients downsize themselves, I also work with entire families as they manage these types of transitions.   These family situations can be sensitive and emotional. I will help you navigate through the process.

Marilyn provided me and my three siblings the best guidance as we navigated the cleaning, clearing and sale of my 90 year old father’s home. This was an emotional event for us, and Marilyn offered us a wonderful combination of experienced, clear headed advice as well as a kind and understanding presence. The house sold quickly at a fair price, and the few hassles that arose were handled timely and efficiently by Marilyn.

Since becoming a Realtor in 2004 my experiences in real estate, both personally and professionally, helping clients achieve their goals, have given me a broad perspective on how to help you best realize your dreams - both financially and physically.  Real estate has the power to transform your life for the better and I will help you make the right move with as little stress as possible.

 My insight and creativity has not only helped my clients, it has made me an award winning agent year after year.  As an industry leader among my peers I have received top awards.  Most recently I was recognized by Real Living and Homeservices of  America (the largest real estate network in the world) as the leader of one of  the top 50 teams nationwide.  My team has been recognized as an elite group within RLAH each quarter for the last two years.   You may have seen me quoted in the Washington post about local real estate trends and issues that affect home values. 

 When I am not working, I enjoy either being outside in my garden, working with my bees, walking in the woods with my dog, and doing photography.

Life is full of changes. If you have arrived at the time to make a move, the unique process I have created just for people looking to downsize can guide you.  I’d love to help make your move less overwhelming and feel empowering and attainable.  Contact me at and tell me a little about your situation, what your dreams are, and I will take it from there. I will help make them a reality for you in whatever time period you prefer. 

Marilyn helped me find the most perfect condo! She systematically whittled down our search by patiently listening to what I liked and didn’t like about each property we viewed. The last condo we saw checked off literally every item on my wish list, and was within my budget. Beyond ‘just’ finding the perfect digs, Marilyn helped me think through revisions to the apartment after purchase and helped me find cost effective, high quality and honest vendors for the work I needed to have done. I would definitely use Marilyn’s services for any real estate needs I have in the future and I highly recommend her to you.
— LH

Looking for some informative information on beginning the downsizing process? Sign up for Downsizing Diaries here. Even if you are years away from going anywhere, these tips will help you along the way.

Ready to downsize? Learn more about my seven point system to make your move easy, manageable and even enjoyable. Rest assured, I am here to help you every step of the way.