Rob Carter, MBA, GRI
Rob Carter, MBA, GRI
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rob@robcartergroup.com
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About Us

Licensed in DC, MD and VA, Rob Carter has over 20 years of experience and has built his reputation around his commitment to clients, negotiation skills, and ability to get the job done. As a consistent top 1% producer globally (#1 C21 agent Mid-Atlantic, #9 Nationwide, #15 Worldwide), he leads a group with the experience, work ethic and knowledge to assist you with your real estate investments. Some of the characteristics that make our clients happy with their decision to enlist our help: We return calls promptly,  provide outstanding customer service, believe in a "no pressure" process, work hard, are honest, friendly, empathetic and always follow through.  As a real estate investor, Rob brings extensive finance and analytical skills that we look forward to sharing with you. For sellers, we develop a sophisticated and effective marketing strategy and apply today's technology to ensure you get the quickest sale at the best price. For buyers, we help you flawlessly navigate the process of home-ownership and support you through every step of the process to get you the right home at the best price. We recognize that buying or selling a home is a very exciting but emotional experience. Our primary goal will be to ensure you feel comfortable during your home buying or selling experience by providing you with distinctive, unparalleled service. Rob and his group are seasoned professionals and are committed to providing the highest level of customer service. We know the market well and welcome the opportunity to serve you.

 

Lead Listing and Buyer Specialist: Andrea Paro

Having owned her own business for over 14 years, Andrea truly understands exceptional customer service. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest decisions we ever have to make, and because of her extensive experience in sales, she can truly relate to how important it is that a client's needs be met. Andrea takes great pleasure in enthusiastically identifying and meeting those needs head on. Whether a client is searching for the right property or she is helping to prepare their home for sale, she will be a trusted adviser, an honest negotiator and truly in it with them all the way. 

 

 

 

Buyer Specialist: Mary Lynn Mullen

Mary Lynn moved to the Washington DC area in 2010. She has lived all over the metro area.  From National Harbor, MD, Old Town Alexandria, VA, Arlington, VA and most recently as a home owner on Capitol Hill in DC, she knows the area extremely well! She fell in love with the DMV quickly. Mary Lynn started off as a television reporter after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a broadcasting degree. She says that getting to know people personally is what matters to her most. But that wasn't enough. She says she wanted to help people as well. So after a successful career in TV, Mary Lynn decided to go into pharmaceutical and surgical sales for the next decade. It is in that environment that she realized her dream was to combine these two passions for people. Mary Lynn says real estate provides her love for people and her eagerness to help them into one career.   

 

 

Contracts and Operations Manager: Mara Fedele

As the Contracts and Operations Manager for the Rob Carter Group, Mara is committed to ensuring a positive client experience. With 10 years experience in Customer Service, she has mastered the tools necessary to consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Originally from New Jersey, Mara moved to Washington D.C. after attending George Washington University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. When she is not working, Mara is a barre fitness fanatic, loves to cook and spends as much time as possible with her friends and family. Her dedication to the Rob Carter Group helps make the process of every transaction smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved. 

 

 

 

 

Years in Real Estate

15

Favorite Place

Anywhere near water

Mac or PC

Mac

Grad School

University of Maryland

Undergrad

Penn State

Before Real Estate

Marketing & Consulting

Customer Ratings

Satisfaction
98%
Recommendation
100%
Performance
99%
Rob Carter, MBA, GRI has been rated by 106 customers

Testimonials

“Rob was "on the money" with sales price, timeframe and advice.”
Steve and Lynne (Seller)
5/5/2017
“One needs no other agent in Washington than Rob Carter. He knocks it out of the park (and into the next state!). He's everything you'd want from your agent: Smart, friendly, rich with knowledge, a skilled strategist, a resource for this and that, and a teacher-coach. Don't even look at anyone else. Get Rob Carter on your team. You'll be as delighted as I am.”
Brian, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC (Seller)
10/26/2017
“My wife and I were introduced/referred to Rob through an old friend that works for Century 21 in Florida. Having little knowledge of the home-buying process, we knew we needed an agent that had extensive experience and credibility in the DC real estate market. It was clear from the beginning of our conversations with Rob that he possessed these qualities. Moreover, it didn't take long for us to hear from others within the industry that Rob is "the best in the business." We certainly cannot disagree. The selection was an easy one. Rob was fantastic from beginning to end. My wife and I are first-time homebuyers, and Rob was incredibly informative and helpful throughout our time together. He was responsive when we needed him; he answered all of our questions, and there were many; he ensured we understood every step of the home-buying process; and he handled our sales contract negotiation with aplomb, fighting to get us a price that was fair and reasonable. On top of all of that, he's a genuinely nice guy and a joy with whom to work. ”
John Gregory, Washington, DC (Buyer)
9/18/2018
“Knew the market and exactly how to price for optimal result. Clearly well-experienced, kept us informed, and followed up on all our questions.”
Bruce E., Atlanta (Seller)
3/22/2017
“Thanks to Rob Carter, our family was able to find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price, even in a tight market. His expert guidance and overarching calm inspired confidence during what can be a challenging time. His entire team is top notch and we recommend them highly. ”
Erica Schockett, Arlington (Buyer)
8/25/2018
“Rob worked very hard to make the successful sale in a "low ownership" building which is very tough especially in DC where this is a very uncommon situation and where all the other apartments are brand new. he was on top of all the details and worked closely with buyers agents as well as the buyers lenders. I would highly recommend working with Rob.”
James, NYC (Seller)
9/6/2017
“I can't imagine a real estate agent who is more reliable, competent, and responsive. Rob is the best!”
Justin Faircloth, Washington, DC (Seller)
12/19/2017
“Rob Carter is exceptional. He helped me sell a family home in DC. This was my third one in three years. What a difference an outstanding realtor makes. I live 3,000 miles away and not once did I feel the need to return to oversee the sale. Rob responded quickly from my first contact and every time thereafter. He is knowledgeable and has built a network of contacts to assist in his success. He made the process easy and his attention to detail kept the sale on schedule. What I liked most about Rob was he was confident, honest, humble, and a man of integrity. I got a great price for the home. We closed on time. I can’t say enough good things about him or the team. Andrea is fantastic too. I highly recommend him. Rob Carter is the best!”
Linda B, Santa Monica, CA (Seller)
3/8/2018
“Rob was referred to us through a co-worker from my wife's workplace. We were purchasing our first home and quite honestly had no idea how to approach it. We needed someone who was honest, professional, knowledgeable and was willing to hold our hands through the entire process. It's challenging to put in writing how much Rob exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Right from the get go, he was responsive - he returns calls and emails very quickly. If he doesn't have the information you're looking for handy, he follows up and finds answers. He's honest - he puts the client before himself. Example: In a tough period where we were really questioning our ability to afford a home, Rob challenged us and suggested maybe we needed to continue renting. At that point I knew he had no skin in the game - he put more value on our interests than he did in closing commission with us as his clients. Another example: In a tough situation where we wanted a property and had the opportunity to grab it if we were willing to bring a higher offer to the table, Rob suggested we withdraw as he felt the property wasn't worth the value. Again - no skin in the game. We could have finished up right then and there but he had our best interests in mind. He's a great negotiator and great to work with - in communications with other agents during our inquiries of properties, I noticed how they repeatedly said they would love the chance to work with him. He writes great contracts and is super detail-oriented - he always seems one step ahead of the game. I've documented that Rob is an awesome realtor, but what really makes him special is that he's a great person. I honestly have to say our lives are better for having the chance to get to know Rob and working with him to purchase our home. We closed at the end of April, and I have to admit as much as I did not like searching for homes, I'll miss the chance of getting to go house hunting with him. Thanks Rob!”
Soren Messner-Zidell (Buyer)
5/16/2015
“Choosing Rob Carter as my real estate agent was the best decision I could have made. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the local market and did everything he could to make the sale of my home as easy as possible. If you’re considering buying or selling a property in the Washington, DC area, I highly recommend you give Rob Carter a call. You won’t be disappointed! ”
Neil A. - Silver Spring, MD (Seller)
4/28/2018
“Rob Carter was fantastic from start to finish! He was professional, knowledgeable, thorough, organized, responsive, efficient, and patient, and he provided a "one-stop shopping" experience from our initial meeting to the closing itself. He has a wonderful team of experts ready to handle every need, from staging to marketing to open houses to negotiating to signing the contract. I recommend him highly and wouldn't hesitate to use Rob and his team again! ”
Adrianne Goldsmith Romero, Washington, D.C. (Seller)
10/13/2016
“When we met with Rob to interview him, it was clear he had deep expertise in both the geographic areas in which we were searching, and also with the multiple types of properties we were considering. Besides being professional and friendly, he was able to make us feel confident that he knows how best to represent our interests. Unlike other agents, he did not push to have us sign anything. His counsel turned out to be invaluable in so many ways. As far as we are concerned, we would never use anyone else in DC! In every aspect of our transaction, Rob was a consummate, knowledgeable professional (and nice to boot!). He is the best there is. We had the ultimate customer-service experience. If there was a time convenient to us that did not work for Rob (which was rare), he made sure Andrea was there for us. As she was always willing to step in when Rob wasn't available, she helped make the entire experience seamless to us.”
Beth-ann & Rick Kirby (Buyer)
12/5/2016
“Despite the ups and downs of looking at houses, we look back on our search as a positive experience, mostly because of Rob Carter. He stuck with us and made us comfortable and confident in our search. Having heard stories from friends about their experiences buying homes, we feel we got very lucky with Rob. His attention to detail (looking at houses closely for warning signs, staying on top of paperwork, making sure we were always informed about coming steps in the closing process) was one of the things we got most lucky with. We can't say enough about how much feeling confident in Rob made us confident in our purchase. His knowledge of which houses would be good investments vs. which weren't was invaluable and we really came to rely on that in our decision-making process. We felt very comfortable that the house we ended up buying was not only the right one space/location-wise, but money-wise. He was also great at explaining the tools we had at our disposal for winning a contract. He also made the stressful process easy. We knew we trusted him and, in a process in which you deal with a lot of different people--from mortgage officers to underwriters--from different places, it was a huge weight off our shoulders to know we could run anything by Rob before moving forward. We valued most the time he took to explain things (sometimes multiple times) so that we always felt comfortable with and informed about the decisions we were making. ”
Holly & Michael, Takoma Park, MD (Buyer)
2/21/2018
“Rob Carter has been exceedingly helpful in our home searching and home selling processes. On our first go round we had tried a different realtor, but upon switching to Rob we've immediately felt more comfortable, and couldn't imagine using another realtor. ”
Kyle S., Silver Spring (Buyer)
3/25/2015
“Rob made the whole process very smooth. Had a plan for the listing and recommend repairs and virtual staging to yield most bang for the buck. He was also able to get us into a competitive bidding situation that probably yielded an additional 2% on the total sales price. Would recommend without hesitation”
James, Vienna (Seller)
9/19/2018
“Rob's knowledge of the market and neighborhood was second to none. He and the team were professional, friendly and patient with us in selling our home. We had a perfect experience and outcome, and will be recommending him to all of our friends. ”
Zach Elder, Washington DC (Seller)
5/12/2017
“Rob was recommended to me by my daughter who works with him through her financing company (Atlantic Coast Mortgage). She said that Rob was one of the best realtors that she has ever worked with and is fully committed to provide the best service available to each of his clients. He is motivated and aggressive in getting the best possible price for your home whether you are selling or buying. Rob works with you throughout the entire process and keeps you informed on a daily, if not hourly, basis. He responds to your e-mails or phone call immediately and never leaves you hanging. He involves you in all of the important decision points and is very good at keeping you relaxed and calm during the entire process. He is the kind of person who wants to be involved in all aspects of selling your home and wants you to use him to the fullest. Our experience with Rob could not have gone any smoother or better. From our first meeting with him where he explained his process and how he and his team were going to market and sell our home, all the way through settlement, his expertise and knowledge were invaluable. His recommendation on the listing price was spot on, which made our home very attractive to prospective buyers. The brochure for the house was perfect. The pictures were professionally done and the write-up enhanced the photos by pointing out all of the features and upgrades associated with our property. Within 4 days of listing the house, we had 4 contract offers all significantly over our asking price. We listed the house on a Thursday and it was sold by the following Tuesday. Andrea Paro helped us on several occasions and she was a pleasure to work with. Could not be happier. Everything went smooth and worked out better then we expected. Received 4 contract offers well over the asking price for the house. Sold in 4 days. What is there not to like.”
Steve & Kathy Reigel, 21410 Maple Hollow Ct., Sterling, Va, 20164 (Seller)
5/23/2015
“Rob Carter helped me purchase my home 10 years ago. It was a good experience and I was pleased to work with him again for the sale of the property. Rob and his team were great - they took care of all of the little details so I didn’t have to focus on them myself. Rob is a pleasure to work with. He’s very friendly, knowledgeable, and accessible. He’s also very honest and direct in his views, which makes it easy to trust that he is giving you solid and practical advice. Overall, we closed on the sale of the home 33 days after we listed the property. I couldn’t have asked for quicker or better service from a real estate broker. I’d highly recommend Rob and his team to anyone who is buying or selling a home. ”
Diane McDoniel, Springfield, VA (Seller)
9/4/2018
“We got a bigger, better home than we thought possible. It was because Rob showed us several options and ways to make the offer work towards our advantage. What we thought not possible became possible. On the closing, Rob pushed for and got a number of things taken care of by the previous owner that saved us thousands. Excellent work, Rob!”
B Norton, Silver Spring (Buyer)
8/20/2018
“Simply put, I would absolutely and without hesitation recommend Rob Carter to any family member, friend or colleague looking to buy or sell a home. ”
Jeffrey and Carol (Oakton) (Buyer)
4/12/2016
“I worked with Rob for nearly 2 years searching for the perfect property to buy in DC. My list of requirements for my future home was quite difficult to meet, but Rob worked closely with me to find just the right properties. At every turn, he warned me off properties that didn't fit my needs and desires, told me about issues he saw with the property and neighborhood, and truly at all times kept my best interests in mind. I never felt pressured in any way to move forward, and Rob was exceptionally knowledgeable about not only various parts of DC, but also the myriad concerns that go into purchasing a property. He was always responsive and held my hand through the whole process (and through multiple offers) and I am finally (and happily) in my first home thanks to Rob!”
Alex, Washington, DC (Buyer)
1/11/2016
“Rob Carter received an excellent review from a good friend and coworker of mine - it was a no-brainer to choose him for my home buying experience as well. Rob does a great job of thoroughly inspecting things the buyer may be too excited to notice -- for example, he immediately noted the age of HVAC and water heater while I was busy checking out the Master Bedroom and closet space. He gives an honest, knowledgeable opinion of where to come in with offers and was very helpful during the negotiation process. I trusted him throughout the entire process, and he landed me in my current home for a great deal under the asking price! I would recommend Rob Carter to friends, family, coworkers - he did an amazing job and I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome. ”
Clair, Alexandria VA (Buyer)
5/22/2015
“Rob Carter was a pleasure to work with as first-time homebuyers. He was very knowledgeable and patient, and offered solid recommendations for all the associated home buying services. He was also very prudent from the start, making sure we were financially ready to the point of waiting almost a year from initial contact while we improved our financial position. Rob never pushed the limit of our budget, pieced together a very competitive offer, and helped us through a very smooth closing process. Can't say enough good about him!”
Mark B, Springfield (Buyer)
9/18/2016
“Rob was great!”
B Joseph, Bethesda (Buyer)
7/28/2018
“We could not be happier. Our house sold very quickly and well above asking price under very favorable terms. Rob Carter's strategy was ambitious, but realistic. The marketing campaign was flawless. The negotiations were handled extremely well. Rob was really great to work with. He understood our priorities. He was always easy to reach and he and worked hard to get us a good deal! ”
Emily Citkowski, Washington, DC (Seller)
5/26/2015

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Active Listings

Sold By Rob Carter, MBA, GRI

1916 12TH ST NW #2
$1,375,000 | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths
1227 PARK RD NW
$720,000 | 3 Beds | 1.5 Baths
764 HARVARD ST NW
$830,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths
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$705,000 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths

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850 3RD ST
$1,429,344 | 8 Beds | 5.5 Baths
7121 TERRY LN
$785,000 | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths
6619 BRIARLEIGH WAY
$445,000 | 3 Beds | 3.5 Baths
5527 23RD ST N
$1,135,000 | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths