If you are buying or selling real estate, you really need to know about the agent you choose to work with.  It’s uncomfortable bragging about ourselves but it is required in order to establish professional credibility.  I have had the pleasure of living in Bethesda and Chevy Chase my entire life, I know this market well!  However, since you may not know me, I will take a moment to share some client feedback in the hope that you will consider contacting me when you are ready to buy or sell your next home!     Here are quotes from a few of my wonderful clients who have worked with me to buy or sell homes in Bethesda.    If you would like to discuss  buying or selling a home, just email or call me at 240 988-4400. ”

"Lynda represented me in the purchase and sale of multiple Bethesda & Chevy Chase homes. She staged the houses, marketed them extensively online & handled the negotiations with precision.  Every one of the transactions was a pleasure.  She’s a REAL PRO.”
Antawn Jamison, NBA player
"We want to share the TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE we had with our realtor Lynda O'Dea. We made the decision to list our home with Lynda after a thoughtful evaluation, and it turned out to be among our best decisions. Lynda is a consummate professional who clearly knows the real estate business well. Her background in marketing is a major asset to her clients, as is her tech-savvy approach, which has become essential in today's environment. Lynda's organizational abilities, attention to detail and customer service mentality impressed us throughout the sales cycle. We experienced storm damage literally on the day of our scheduled closing which could not go forward as planned. With major credit to Lynda's Herculean efforts, we were able to get the repairs completed and closed the deal. We are certain that this would have been utterly impossible for us to manage without Lynda immersed in every aspect of the negotiations and repairs. We are huge fans of Lynda O'Dea and her services and STRONGLY ENDORSE her."
Maria & Paul Fitzpatrick
My husband and I reached out to Lynda because I saw she had over ten years of experience in the area and had very high ratings everywhere I checked. She got back to me very promptly and I appreciated that since I like responsiveness. She was a straight shooter with polish. She sent me information  immediately on the house I was interested in and several others that were also promising. We met two days later and looked at several of them. I felt like I'd known Lynda for a while. We could talk very frankly and she was honest and direct as we toured houses. She obviously listened very closely to what we needed and the specifics of all our kids. That was impressive! She knows it all: school districts, commutes, traffic patterns, and most helpful to me, she has a strong understanding of value in the house, meaning she can look at details such as appliances, windows, etc and tell you immediately if they are high end or sub par. That was really important to me. And she is very honest in her assessments. She obviously takes pride in knowing her field and she takes her responsibility of representing your interests very seriously. She was a strong advocate for us at ALL times and set up everything including inspections (top notch bytheway) and met us according to our schedule-- always. She was highly qualified and we have no reservations whatsoever in full endorsement of her services. On a personal note, Lynda is an uncommon mixture of charm and good sense. She is a powerful person to have in your corner. She never hesitates to clarify and push for your needs when negotiating, and she is classy and genuine. I always felt she was being utterly transparent on all fronts and I felt very supported. We made it to settlement without a hitch-and she made sure the builder was taking care of all the details to our satisfaction. It was a big purchase for us and at the end of it we felt really warmly towards her and completely overjoyed at the home we found. I feel we really lucked out in getting connected. She made the process enjoyable. Who says you can't laugh while you house hunt? She is sharp, and happens to be very stylish, but the main point is she knows her stuff (a must in this market). My husband really appreciated how concise and on point she was in her correspondences. I truly can't imagine finding a home for our family with anyone better. It’s very clear to me that she really enjoys her profession.
Erika Hope Spencer
Lynda and her daughter Christina are a great team of realtors. They listened to what we said we were looking for and didn't try to talk us into something we weren't enamored with. They didn't waste our time showing us places they knew we wouldn't want. Lynda worked very hard helping us with the  documents necessary for our purchase, following through with the inspection report, and keeping track of progress on the many aspects involved. Christina was with us every step of the way, spending a lot of time making sure everything was moving along properly, including taking us to the settlement office. The team even managed to arrange for our settlements for the sake of our townhome and purchase of our condo to take place on the same day. You won't find better realtors anywhere.
Laura Dumas
Lynda is extremely hard working and knowledgeable. She consistently gave me excellent advise about all aspects of buying a condomium in Bethesda. She was very familiar with upcoming and existing listings and very responsive to all of my requests for information. She also has a considerable  amount of design expertise
Barbara Greenberg
Lynda is a real pro! She helped us buy our new home in a very competitive neighborhood and then helped us sell our old home. Lynda was honest and forthright. She even handled the staging of our old home and we got a great price.
Jim Crowson
Lynda is excellent. She and her daughter/colleague Christina make a highly effective team. Lynda was efficient and responsive. She was very clear about improvements in our house so that it would be in move-in condition for prospective buyers, who could then take their time about making changes or  further improvements. That was exactly what happened. We recommend her highly and without reservation
Paul & Margaret Isenman
"Lynda O'Dea is a gem. She distinguishes herself not only for her real estate savvy (which is immediately evident) and her polish / professionalism but also for her all too rare ability to communicate subtly but directly and effectively with her own client in front of other agents and/ or buyers/ sellers. Through eye contact alone, my husband and I could successfully convey almost anything to which she reacted accordingly. She was our best advocate in every sense. Basically she's a diamond in the rough - an agent whose actually in sync with her customers - - how refreshing! After one conversation she knew better what i wanted in a house than I could ever have articulated myself. And while she most certainly is gifted enough to only work for commission and seek out the highest end jobs, she devoted herself diligently to our purchase of a more modest townhouse in Mclean without a whiff of condescension. Indeed, if it's not obvious enough we've come to adore her, getting to know her more personally and discovering beneath the polish a terrific sense of humor and truly magnetic personality. Unlike many of her peers however she never verged on being overly solicitous and always respected boundaries. She could always suss out when my husband and i were in go mode and would quickly take her cue by informing us only of property facts and figures while making herself available for questions. As for her negotiating skills? They earn her a sterling reputation among her co-workers and left even my forever skeptical hubby in her thrall. I guess we simply can't sing her praises enough and plan on enlisting her help both in selling our starter home in a few years and in purchasing a larger property!"
Ceci Storch
"Lynda was everything we could have asked for in a realtor! She has a wonderful combination of ease, professionalism, honesty and wisdom. She was responsive to our priorities and is VERY knowledgeable about the DC/Maryland housing market. When we found the home we ended up purchasing, she helped us move swiftly and seamlessly guided us through negotiations and the entire settlement process. We would wholeheartedly recommend working with Lynda!"
Vanessa Ruth Beckman
"We had a flawless experience with Lynda O'Dea. She was kind, patient, thorough and moved at the perfect pace to help us secure our dream home in the fast-moving DC market. She not only got the job done perfectly, but really educated us on the home buying process along the way. As first-time home buyers, we also valued her willingness to share both her experience as a home owner and insights into the market as an agent. We always felt we were in good hands with Lynda and trust her completely. She also connected us with an excellent inspector, title company, and others. Her network is top notch! We can't recommend her highly enough!!"
Ellen Feingold
Lynda O'Dea is a marvelous realtor and the lead of the team comprising her and her daughter Christina, a terrific realtor her own right. They helped us immensely with the sale of our townhouse. Aside from bringing interested clients to our door, they went out of their way to accommodate  our needs, to guide us through myriad forms, to create professionally photographed display material along with a polished web site, to locate service people to deal with inspection issues, and to provide personal service throughout the process. Lynda is on top of every detail and nuance of procedures and regulations and Christina follows through with close attention to the progress and requirements of the offering and sale, going so far as to be in our house for service technicians when we couldn't be there. We recommend Lynda and Christina without hesitation.
Barry Danno
"I highly recommend Lynda O'Dea. She is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, and without her, I highly doubt we would have found the property that fit our family's needs in terms of size, location and budget. She demonstrated her negotiation skills in helping us write the contract that the sellers accepted over other bidders. She was always available when we needed her to see properties and was invaluable in helping us through the entire process through closing. Thank you Lynda."
Penny Dash
"We are very happy with our experience purchasing a condominium with Lynda O'Dea's assistance. She was professional, knowledgable about the area, and very responsive to our many questions. As we had lived in our previous home for over 30 years, we needed the help of someone who could make us feel comfortable with the idea of downsizing, and also point out the positive aspects of this new phase of our lives. She very quickly gauged our needs, and identified suitable properties for us to see and to compare. We highly recommend her as a very empathetic and sensitive realtor, who worked tirelessly with us to find the property that suited our needs."
Sonia Kerzner
"Lynda helped me find and sell two homes. She was great to work with and delivered beyond my expectations. She is knowledgable, creative, and energetic. She used that knowledge to find a great selection of homes to look at and when it came time to sell she was spot on in terms of timing and price. I highly recommend her services"
Laurene Gallo
"This is my first time home buying experience and it was a great pleasure working with Lynda. She helped me purchasing a condominium. Lynda was very responsive and professional. She also was willing to share both her experience as a home owner and insights into the market as an agent. Lynda has an excellent network with the title company, a home inspector and others. She is energetic, diligent and empathetic which are huge plus when you are the first time home buyer."
Jung Min Lee
"Lynda and her daughter Christina are a great team of realtors. They listened to what we said we were looking for and didn't try to talk us into something we weren't enamored with. They didn't waste our time showing us places they knew we wouldn't want. Lynda worked very hard helping us with the documents necessary for our purchase, following through with the inspection report, and keeping track of progress on the many aspects involved. Christina was with us every step of the way, spending a lot of time making sure everything was moving along properly, including taking us to the settlement office. The team even managed to arrange for our settlements for the sake of our townhome and purchase of our condo to take place on the same day. You won't find better realtors anywhere."
Laura Dumas
"I'm pleased to recommend Lynda O'Dea as a real estate professional without any reservation whatsoever. Lynda listed and sold our home in a very challenging market. She was a TOP-FLIGHT PROFESSIONAL throughout the entire process, keeping us informed of everything (no matter how trivial) and making sure every detail from listing through closing were handled with the utmost care. Her communication and marketing skills are truly first-class, and she is more than capable of handling deals of any price and complexity. It's impossible to overstate Lynda's professionalism, expertise and devotion in what's usually a very personal and highly emotional setting."
Joe Hoffman, Attorney

"Lynda came to us through referral by a family member, for whom she sourced a beautiful home in Maryland. She did a great job helping them through their transaction. Lynda guided us through the purchase of our new home in Adams Morgan. She did tremendous work finding a house that met our needs (even in the off-season!) and then shepherding the transaction through a 30 day closing process. Responsive and resourceful, Lynda provided great support through all steps in the process. I strongly recommend Lynda to anyone looking for a home in DC, MD or VA."

Abigail Seldin

"This was our third time working with Lynda O'Dea and plan to continue doing so in the future. Lynda and her team exceeded our expectations of a real estate professional. Her team invested a tremendous amount of time working with us before going on the market, which included staging our home to maximize its appeal. Furniture and accessories were brought in from Lynda's collection making our home picture perfect. Lynda and her associates are highly responsive, continuously demonstrated market knowledge, are process orientated, and have a true ability to negotiate residential transactions. I highly recommend Lynda O'Dea."

Marc Kantor
I have worked with Lynda twice, in 2013 and 2015, when she helped me find excellent tenants/potential buyers very promptly, both times within a month. Lynda is a consummate professional, who is deeply knowledgeable about the local real estate market and has a tremendous network of buyers and sellers. She is very thorough, pays great attention to detail, and is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her services, and happily engage her again.
Carolyn Nguyen