Rob Carter, MBA, GRI
Rob Carter, MBA, GRI
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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
100%
Rob Carter, MBA, GRI has been rated by 108 customers

Testimonials

“Rob Carter did a fantastic job for us. His recommendations on preparing the house for sale, the staging and sales materials were outstanding. As a result of his efforts, the house sold within a few days with multiple offers that exceeded the asking price. Things could not have gone smoother or faster. In addition, Rob was a pleasure to work with, was extremely responsive and involved, and showed great attention to detail. In short, we could not have been more pleased”
John Berg, Vienna (Seller)
5/19/2017
“Rob was recommended to us by close friends who had bought a house with him recently. Rob is knowledgeable about structural issues beyond just how a house looks and feels and gave us advice on whether we might find issues with an inspection. Rob understood our needs and we appreciated that he was honest in his opinions on whether a house was right for us-- sometimes even advising us not to make an offer and explaining why the house did not fit with our needs. He understood the competitive market and gave us advice on how to make offers that were competitive and would be taken seriously. There were some items to address after the offer was accepted and before the house closed that Rob did a great job of resolving to everyone's (buyer's & seller's) satisfaction. We had some unique needs with how we wanted our purchase to be structured and Rob took those concerns seriously and did what he could do to make everyone happy with the sale.”
EB Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)
7/31/2017
“Rob Carter is a great agent and a pleasure to work with. He has a great knowledge of the entire DC Metro area and was very accurate at assessing value in every neighborhood. Rob had our interests in mind with every showing and patiently and thoroughly walked us through our home buying adventure. Finally, Rob was a breeze to contact by text, email or phone any time we had a question or concern. We'd certainly use Rob again and happily recommend him to others.”
Dan K. Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)
2/5/2017
“Rob was very helpful during my recent condo search and purchase. A friend referred me to Rob and now I'll definitely refer other friends to him. He made sure I had the right search and reassured me that my expectations were reasonable and I'd find the right condo. He checked in regularly and always got me into the condos I wanted to see. He gave great guidance when I found my new home, including walking me through the process and offering support when I needed it. I'm now in my new home and couldn't be happier. I definitely recommend Rob to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”
Emily Florio, Washington DC (Buyer)
2/5/2016
“Based on a previous purchase, we had the utmost confidence in Rob Carter and his abilities. There was no doubt that we would use him again. Rob excels at being timely, helpful and creative with solutions. Something odd always comes up with the sale of any house, it's great to have Rob in your corner. He knows what to do and makes helpful and well reasoned suggestions. He keeps things calm when your anxiety levels are high and gives your confidence so that you make better decisions. Rob's knowledge of the area, inventory (current and prior sales), market trends, and how buyers and sellers will view the transactions was invaluable to me. I can't recommend Rob highly enough. ”
Devon Hill, Washington, DC (Seller)
1/3/2017
“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
“Rob was extremely professional and efficient ! We were from out of town and needed to feel very confident in the realtor because we had no understanding of the area. We were completely confident in the advice given to us by Rob. When rob was not available Andrea was always there to fill in. She held the same high standards as rob did in conducting herself . I would recommend and have recommended rob to other people who have shown interest in purchasing in DC. Rob conducted himself through out the year long process with diligence and professionalism .”
Elisa King, Knoxville Tennessee (Buyer)
1/21/2017
“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
“It was great to work with Rob. He answered all my questions quickly and clearly. Rob was able to find me a great place quickly and create a great offer strategy for the property. Rob was very detail oriented in all aspects of the housing search and inspection and made sure that I was up to speed on each part of the purchase process.”
Alex, Arlington (Buyer)
5/4/2017
“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
“Having worked with Rob in the past, we were confident that he would get us the best deal. He was extremely helpful and proactive when preparing our sale, and helped us navigate issues with a past tenant. He actively worked to advance our interests, and was an invaluable resource. From the beginning, Rob had a plan on when we should list for the best and quickest outcome, and he kept us well informed of the traffic and inquiries we were getting along the way. His experience in this market was spot on, and helped us to get an offer above asking in less than a week.”
Dan Swain, Washington DC (Seller)
7/28/2018
“Exemplary Service! Rob Carter will exceed all expectations. My Husband and I found Rob Carter through Yelp a little over a year prior to using him. We have bought and sold several properties and already had a real estate agent whom we loved dearly. Unfortunately, our Agent did not service DC and we had to find someone new to work with. We were nervous about using a new agent because we had very high standards. It is not easy to find someone you can trust with high dollar purchases. Rob Carter had the highest rating on Yelp, but we were naturally skeptical about this. However, in the first phone call he completely won us over. His technical knowledge about the DC market and even about troublesome tenant issues blew us away. He actually gave us advice to wait another year to sell due to the fact that the market was steadily rising. Boy was he right! Rob checked in with us every quarter to make sure we were doing okay, we had nightmare tenants and were going through an unending eviction process. Rob would periodically call and give us helpful advice on things we could do as we endured through this. When we were finally able to sell, Rob was able to show us how we could list our property as-is and still make a generous profit. He is a true technical expert at numbers and sales predictions. He wrote out various scenarios and recommended a lower list price to create a bidding war. His advice was spot on. We had 4 contracts in less than 5 days. Again, Rob gave sound advice on which contract to choose. We had a flawless closing in less than 30 days. We did not even have to pay an extra month’s mortgage because of how fast it was. We literally received our profits in our bank one day after closing. If you want someone who knows the DC market and want to make the highest return on your property, Rob Carter is your guy. Words cannot express how satisfied we are with his service. ”
Heather Dieguez (Seller)
5/10/2017
“Rob was instrumental in the quick sale of our home. We are remote sellers living out of the area and Rob was great in handling all aspects from getting the home ready to sell to closing date. He took care of all the details, saving us time and money travelling back to VA. He has great attention to detail in getting your home ready for the market. Rob also answered all our questions, most of the time within minutes, and followed up with contractors, inspectors, agents and title companies for us. The end result was a quick sale with multiple offers. We highly recommend Rob.”
Cyndi, Illinois (sale in Springfield, VA) (Seller)
8/7/2017
“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
“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 Carter was a huge asset in helping us make a competitive offer once we found a home we liked and in navigating the process after that point -- from negotiating with the seller to the closing process to the final walk-through. Those are not typically things you think about when starting your house hunt, but are just as important as finding the right home. Rob not only paid close attention to details throughout that entire process but offered us excellent counsel and advice every step of the way. ”
Melissa Mandato, Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
7/7/2018
“I've worked with Rob Carter on two previous occasions, and always had a very positive experience. He is very responsive and enabled us to see all the properties we wanted to see, when we wanted to see them. I've always enjoyed working with Rob because he gives solid advice without making me feel like he's "selling" to me and I really value his experience in our local market. When it came to making an offer, he gave us advice to ensure our offer was well received and had the best chance of being accepted. I'm confident in saying we wouldn't have won the contract without him! ”
Dan Swain, Washington, DC (Buyer)
6/12/2018
“As first-time home buyers, we could not have asked for a more patient, knowledgable, and professional agent. Rob Carter was referred to us by a work colleague who has enlisted his services on two home buying occasions and heartily recommended him. Our initial telephone consultation with Rob helped us define our priorities in our home search, and allowed him to understand our needs and preferences. Rob’s expertise was readily apparent when we viewed homes: he immediately examined the “bones” of the house, alerting us to possible problem areas and pointing out both strengths and weaknesses of a home, especially as related to potential resale down the road. When the time came for a bid and subsequent negotiations, Rob was a pro, helping us to reach a very favorable settlement. He was firmly in our corner. A military-friendly agent, Rob’s knowledge of the VA home loan process, as well as tax advantages, was a huge plus. We wholeheartedly recommend Rob, and he will be our first call when the time comes for us to either buy or sell again.”
Dana and Gordon Walker, Burke, Virginia (Buyer)
12/17/2017
“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 had a difficult buyer and situation to deal with, and managed the situation professionally and with dogged determination! He kept me and my Brother (Co-Owners) informed on almost a daily basis until and after the closing. Neither my Brother could attend the closing, so Rob made the electronic paperwork as painless as could be. I will be happy to endorse and refer Rob to anyone moving to the DC area. Please thank him and his Broker for a job well done. KLT”
Larry Thompson Canton,GA (Seller)
7/25/2017
“After working with Rob Carter on the purchase of our previous property five years ago, we would not consider working with any other agent in the DC area. Rob is the best, it’s as simple as that. Mary Lynn was really great to work with. She brought a lot of energy and knowledge to the home search process. Her willingness to go the extra mile was very much appreciated. ”
Kirk Wilbur (Buyer)
10/23/2018
“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
“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
“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
“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

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