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You know you’re bound to become a realtor when you drive around looking at houses and wander into open houses for fun. Katie Hayes was one of those people, and her love for real estate lured her into a fun and exciting career where she still gets excited about the process, right along side her clients.

Driven to succeed, Katie spent all four years of university playing for William & Mary’s Division 1 AAA Field Hockey Team. While there, she helped lead her team to their 1st Sweet Sixteen trip in school history and a high 7th in the Nation Team Ranking. She was awarded CAA Player of the Week, CAA All-Tournament Team, North/South Senior All-Star, All CAA, VASID All-State, and Regional All-American. Being a part of a team and helping others achieve their goals is something Katie understands all too well.

This team spirit rang true when it came time to choose her career path. Katie had no doubt that being in real estate was what she was set out to do after graduating with a degree in public policy and ultimately beginning her career in the mortgage banking industry. She loved working in mortgages, but found that she was drawn to the real estate process and being able to work so closely with her clients to help them achieve their goals. Her innate devotion to “her team” extends into all she does. Armed with her strong financial background and intimate knowledge of the Northern Virginia area, Katie gives her clients the extra edge they need from a realtor in the Fairfax area. Katie has lived in Fairfax for her whole life, aside from her time away at university; she knows the area backwards and forwards which is a fantastic bonus for her clients. Her strong ties and sense of community run deep; Katie graduated from a local high school and has coached area junior hockey with 7th and 8th graders.

Patience, hard work, and creativity all shine through when Katie works with her clients. Katie’s quite confidence and professionalism shine through all of her work as she goes above and beyond for her clients to get the job done.

Katie completed the qualifications necessary to become a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), which puts her in the upper echelon of Realtors when it comes to helping home owners and home buyers with short sales. If you are in a situation where foreclosure may be on the horizon, please take the time to speak with Katie about your other options.

When I'm not selling real estate

When she’s not selling real estate, Katie is spending time with her family.


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Real Living | At Home is a locally owned real estate brokerage serving the entire DC area. We have four real estate offices, located in Dupont Circle & H Street in Washington DC, Chevy Chase, MD, and Arlington, VA. We specialize in buyers and sellers interested in single family homes, row houses, townhouses, condos, co-ops, lofts, and any other kind of residential real estate in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Real Living | At Home is a locally owned and operated franchise. Real Living real estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is majority owned by Home Services of America, inc. A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate.