A house can become a big source of income, and I’m always looking for solid properties and the best possible value for my clients. Some houses have good bones – all you need to do is repaint the cabinets. Others require more work. I can spot the difference. When I walk into a place, I just know what needs to be done – from inexpensive, quick fixes, to big overhauls. It’s a system that’s worked well for me, as I tend to keep tenants for years at a time.
I’ve always loved houses and analyzing different neighborhoods. I grew up around buildings, remodeling projects and beautiful architecture – all of which drew me toward wanting to invest in properties of my own. My dad and my uncles ran the family-owned business Stefanelli Brothers, which dealt in ceramic and imported Italian tile. I’ve lived in Rockville, Carroll County, Capitol Hill, Potomac, Annapolis, and Alexandria. I spend hours on MRIS studying price differences: comparing, analyzing and choosing the best value.
I have a broad knowledge base in business and accounting, stemming from my earlier career at Standard Federal, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. I can walk clients through the whole process, from the beginning of a home search to settlement, and beyond. I know escrow accounts inside and out.
As important as houses are to me, we’re an outdoorsy family. It’s hard to think of another area that would compare in terms of all the recreations that’s so close by. I spend a lot of time walking and fishing at the C&O Canal with my three kids. We go hiking at Sugarloaf Mountain and on the Appalachian Trail. I’m also passionate about the environment, so we pick up trash alongside the Canal, and I have adopted a road in Montgomery County.
At AveryHess, my clients benefit from a welcoming, full-service company, where you’re part of the family. I look forward to doing business with you.