Kyo Freeman – Realtor, DC & MD
I enter a career in real estate with a genuine interest in helping clients learn about the process of buying and selling their home. Learning and helping others learn is a natural instinct for me after spending eighteen years as a middle school and high school teacher. My goal is to help you feel confident about your real estate decisions by listening to you, and supporting you by clearly explaining and helping you learn all you need to know to make incredibly important decisions. Let’s find that great home that you can enjoy with your family, friends, neighbors, and where you can join a vibrant community!
“I really don’t know what to say – thanks to you I am actually now a home owner! It’s still so unbelievable! This has been a goal of mine for so long but I honestly always thought it was too out of reach for someone who works as a social worker and doesn’t have any inheritance or anything to put down a 20% down payment. The City First open house where we met was the first home I went to see and I remember leaving thinking how stupid I was for believing I had the means to own a home, and look where I am now, thanks to you! You’ve been extremely patient and helpful through this entire process, and I never doubted for a second that you had my back and put my best interest first. I honestly did ZERO research before jumping into this process, but you did such a great job of guiding me through each step and making sure I understood what to expect next and what my responsibilities were. I feel like most realtors wouldn’t take someone with a budget of $200,000 max for a home that seriously, but I never felt undervalued or set aside by you. I cannot be happier with the result of our work together – I have a fabulous home in the neighborhood I wanted to live in at the price I could afford. The past couple of days waking up in my first home have been so happy for me! It really is a wonderful thing to be able to give everyone a more even chance at becoming homewoners.”
How do I do that for my clients?
Buying a home is a life altering decision that can be expensive, emotional and time-consuming. You should take all the time you need to make the best decision possible. Looking at houses, gathering data, and expressing your opinions openly are all part of the process. As a former math teacher, I not only love looking at numbers and analyzing data, but I have developed patience for moving through any process so long as we are able to make progress and evolve. I can help interpret real estate data that will allow you to make an informed decision. The more knowledgeable you are, the more comfortable you will feel about your decisions.
There are three priorities to consider when you are buying a home: Location, budget, and house appearance. What is the order of importance for you? Budget is always important, but will you stretch it in order to get a home in the neighborhood you covet? What about the house with more yard space and a fully renovated kitchen? Can we leave your preferred neighborhood to make an offer on that house? I’m here to help you weigh the pros and cons, without losing sight of the priorities you listed as you began your search. If that takes two weeks or twenty, our focus and dedication to reaching your ultimate goal of finding a home that you’ll love so much you’ll never want to leave will not waiver.
When I’m not helping my clients, I love spending time with my wife and two sons in our Capitol Hill neighborhood, playing the trumpet and piano, listening to music (I was once a DJ in a former life), and ballroom dancing (everybody loves to Cha-Cha).