Interviews, Quotes, and Speeches

Quoted in "Surefire Tactics to Getting More Money for Your Home" ,  May 2, 2016

Quoted in "Buying Your First Home", Mass Mutual 

Featured in Washington Post Express' "Prospective Condo Owners, Homebuyer Aid Programs Abound", June 24, 2015.

Named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Real Estate Agents" - July 2015

Metropolitan Regional Information
 Systems (MRIS) Board of Directors - 2013-2015

Named to Northern Virginial Association of Realtors (NVAR) Board of Directors - 2015

 Conference Panelist "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then" October 2014 Quoted in "Finding the Right Social Fit for Seniors" April 23rd, 2014

Quoted in "The Hidden
 Financial Risk of Buying a Home in a New Development",, February 24th, 2014

Quoted in “
Helpful Home Owner Hints: Neighbors could threaten your home sale" January 9, 2014 Quoted in "Don't get stuck with a tough-to-sell Condo" August 26th, 2013

Quoted in "How to Buy a Condo with Confidence" June 28, 2013

Quoted in
"How to Get the Home You Want in a Low-Inventory Market" June 11, 2013 Featured in "8 Smart Moves to Boost Your Curb Appeal: Focus On the Entrance" May 22, 2013

Featured in the Washington Post article "DC
 Area Homebuyers Find That Competition in the $500,000 Price Range Can Be Fierce" April 19, 2013

Quoted in Open House Red Flags,, April 2013

Quoted in “Road map to home buying”  The Daily American News ( March 29, 2013

Quoted in 5 Signs Your Neighbor Will Sabotage Your Home Sale, January 2013

Quoted in Bring on the Buyers: Road Map to 2013,, January 2013

Featured in NerdWallet: Realtors Speak: Real Estate in Washington, DC; January 2013

Featured in SmartCEO magazine as one the "Region's Top Real Estate Professionals," November 2012

Quoted in “Selling house without agent has its drawbacks, benefitsThe Blade October 28, 2012

Quoted in
What Does It Take To Sell Your Own Home,, October 2012

Speaker, “I Did It My Way: How Top Producers Found Success”  NVAR Conference 2012

Quoted in Short Sale a Long, Drawn Out-Process, September 2012

Quoted in Many House Defects Are Not as Serious as They Appear, March 2011.

Katie discusses "Eight Ways to Save on a Foreclosed Home," The Street, January 2011.

Katie is quoted about potential reasons you may not want to buy now in's "Five Reasons Not to Buy a House Right Now."

"Financing Foreclosure Purchases Increasingly Routine"
 Washington Examiner, November 2010

Interviewed in the Washington Examiner's "Sellers Have the Upper Hand in Some Neighborhoods" August 2010

Quoted in AOL's "How to Negotiate a Home Offer."  August 2010

Learn about reasons NOT to buy in this San Francisco Gate article that interviews Katie.  July 2010

Katie provides some commentary on the difficulty today's buyers are finding with high-investor ratio and mixed-use condo buildings in the Washington Post's "Financing Rules Complicate Search for Dream Condo".  June 2010.

Interviewed in "Kicking the Tires When Looking at Homes" at  June 2010

Katie provides some ideas for investigating your future neighborhood in the Washington Examiner article "Find Out What's in Store For Your Prospective Neighborhood". May 2010

Featured article at Single Minded Women about the opportunities in buying foreclosure properties: "Foreclosure Properties: A Good Investment?" May 2010

Katie is interviewed in how to protect buyers' interests in the Washington Post Express' Spring Real Estate Guide article "Safety Nets for Novices."  May 2010, page 25. 

Quoted about pre-sale inspections for sellers in's "Should You Get a Pre-Sale Inspection of the Home You are Selling?" May 2010

Quoted about the importance of knowing your "competition" and staging your home for sale in's "How To Think Like a Buyer When Selling Your Home."  April 2010.

Katie comments on whether the tax credit is likely to be renewed in the Washington Examiner article "Would-be Buyers Face Deadline Pressure" about the first time buyer credit.  April 2010.

Katie appears on HGTV's "My First Place" helping first time home buyers in Arlington, Virginia.  Airs August & September 2010.

Katie is interviewed by FrontDoor's about open house traps buyers should avoid. October 2009.

Katie is quoted about getting her co-op listings settled before a new tax law becomes effective.  September 2009.

Katie's clients describe how she was able to create a "safety net" for them in drafting their contract to buy their first home in Express.

Georgetown University Financial Education Conference Speaker "Selling Your Home in a Buyer's Market" and "Tips for the First Time Home Buyer", April/May 2009 In "What's My House Worth?" Katie discusses some keys to pricing your home properly in a declining market.

Departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services Financial Relationship Summit 
Financial Services Practitioner Perspective Panelist, "Navigating Real Estate Transactions with Couples."  January 2009. 

Katie was quoted in the Washington Post about a strategy of buyer's not asking for condo docs in a foreclosure or short sale transaction.  

Katie's blog post on the effect of the incoming administration on the real estate market was highlighted in this article on

Read the interview in the Washington Post's Express as part of their 2008 Fall Home Buyer's Guide.  Katie commented on the difficulty of financing investment properties.

Medill News Service  Katie was interviewed by Medill News Service about the opportunities that exist for first time buyers in 2008. Check out the video here.

Read the article and interview with Katie "It's All About the Timing" in the Washington Post's Express as part of their 2007 Spring Home Buyer's Guide.