Mary Dionisio Brixius, Realtor

Mary Dionisio Brixius, Realtor Top Realtor in Northern Virginia and Maryland for 20 years enhanced by a 12-year law firm career. Every one of my clients is a priority.

I entered into the corporate profession of real estate long before becoming a Realtor in 2003 - with a strong desire to help others navigate the complicated processes of buying or selling a home after 12 years of real estate law firm work. I realize that, for many, a home is often the most expensive purchase one will make in life. I am empathetic as to the stresses that go into preparing a residen

ce for sale, so I work very hard to minimize the difficulties inherent within the process. My unique staging and home preparation background not only benefits all of my clients, but it is a part of my top-notch services that most cannot mirror or offer without additional compensation to their client. I have a strong, experienced team that my clients can rely on and trust. Because I have been a Realtor in agency now for 18 years, it’s my overall experience in real estate of 30 years that has guided me in fulfilling my clients’ expectations . . . many shared that I exceeded them, and this remains my goal. While assisting my clients, each step of the way during their home sale or purchase, I ensure that negotiations are sound and straightforward. I am committed to a seamless transaction - honesty, integrity and professionalism are of the utmost importance to me and have been throughout my career. My record of successful home sales, numerous awards, accreditations and some of the highest % to list statistics in the region, are not what I reflect back on . . . it is the client's referral of me and knowing what their level of satisfaction was after my guidance. A strong, inherent suit of mine is how I assist my clients in preparing their home for sale (with my team, if needed) and in providing crucial advice and my personal staging tips. Staying educated on the market trends and the wants of the current buying pools have proven to benefit my clients. My services and guidance are a part of my extensive listing services AND at no additional charge. Clients are able to present their home proudly, and I sell it successfully for them using my areas of expertise in extensive marketing well beyond the industry standards. It is I who then takes great pride in seeing my client’s satisfaction after the sale has closed – and they have moved on with their next life’s plan. I am a long-term professional who embodies a background in real estate that is as strong as it is unique. Whatever aspect of the sale or buying process you may need guidance on, you can reach out to me. Resume/Experience in Real Estate and in Communications/Marketing and awards:

2020 Named Top Vacation-style property expert - The Scout Guide Hunt Country
2021 Best Agents - Washingtonian Magazine
2021 Top Agents - Northern Virginia Magazine
2021 Top Agents - Modern Luxury/DC Magazine
2021 Top Producer (Multi-year) - DAAR and McEnearney Associates
Accredited: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Accredited: Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Member of the Top Agent Network (TAN) of Loudoun County, VA

*12 years of professional experience working with real estate law firms
*18 years as a full-time Realtor with the National Association of Realtors®
*Manager of a D.C. real estate law firm's settlement office
*Abstractor in the land records of the Circuit Court House of Montgomery County, MD
*Marketing and Client Relations Director for several law firms
*Technological experience via communication while working as a technical-software instructor for a major law firm
*B.A. Degree in Communications
*Licensed in both VA and MD
*Member of DAAR, VAR and NAR (local and National Association of Realtors)

If you would like more information about me and how I will work for you in your next real estate transaction, please call me at (540) 687-5256.

Take a look at the newly listed homes at McEnearney Associates! To view the full list, please visit mcenearney.com/new-r...
12/05/2023

Take a look at the newly listed homes at McEnearney Associates! To view the full list, please visit mcenearney.com/new-real-estate-listings.

Contract activity for the week of November 26 – December 2, 2023, in the Metro DC area rose 8.6% compared to last year's...
12/04/2023

Contract activity for the week of November 26 – December 2, 2023, in the Metro DC area rose 8.6% compared to last year's seven-day period.

Key Takeaways:
· The jump in new contracts is encouraging because we haven't seen that very often this year!
· However, that increase came in just two of the six jurisdictions we track, and they had significant increases. Washington, DC, contract activity was up 44.3%, and Prince George's County was up 37.4%.
· And once again, homes that went under contract last week sold faster than this time last year – an average of 40.4 days vs. 48.9 days last year.
Why it Matters:
· We're also encouraged that mortgage interest rates have dropped a half point over the last month, making it a little easier on homebuyers.
· Inventory continues to be low – about 20% less than last year, and 27% fewer new listings came on the market.

Take a look at this weekend's open house guide! For more information on these homes, visit mcenearney.com/open-houses-ne...
12/01/2023

Take a look at this weekend's open house guide! For more information on these homes, visit mcenearney.com/open-houses-new.

Contract activity for the week of November 19 - 25, 2023 in the Metro DC area fell by 12.4% compared to the same seven-d...
11/27/2023

Contract activity for the week of November 19 - 25, 2023 in the Metro DC area fell by 12.4% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· As expected, contract activity during Thanksgiving week was quite low.
· All six jurisdictions we track saw a drop in contracts compared to the same week last year.
· Homes that went under contract last week were on the market for far less time than last year – an average of 34.3 days vs. 40.0 days last year.

Why it Matters:
· This market is still driven by two primary considerations: mortgage interest rates and available Inventory.
· This time last year, interest rates were almost a full percentage lower than now, so lower contract activity is expected. But we are also encouraged that rates that were near 8% a month ago have come down almost .5% in the last few weeks.
· Inventory is running about 20% less than this time last year, and last week, 28% fewer new listings came on the market compared to last year.

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

Contract activity for the week of November 12 - 18, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 7.5% compared to the same seven-d...
11/20/2023

Contract activity for the week of November 12 - 18, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 7.5% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· The week before Thanksgiving typically kicks off the slowest six weeks of the year for contract activity. While we certainly expect to see the traditionally weaker demand this year as well, it’s encouraging that there was a little more contract activity than last week.
· Prince George’s County was the lone jurisdiction with an increase in activity compared to last year – up 6.4% last week. PG is also the area with the smallest year-to-date drop in contracts. It’s down 13%, while the overall market is off 18.4%
· And once again, the homes that did attract buyers last week were on the market for far less time than last year – an average of 35.3 days vs. 43.2 last year.

Why it Matters:
· Mortgage interest rates have dropped a bit over the last couple of weeks, which certainly helps.
· Nonetheless, the current interest rate environment puts shackles on the market for buyers and sellers alike.
· Rates will likely stay above 7% well into the first quarter of next year, but we’re optimistic that we’ll see some downward movement before spring.

McEnearney Associates profiles the most important market indicators for the DMV area every month! This includes:• contra...
11/16/2023

McEnearney Associates profiles the most important market indicators for the DMV area every month! This includes:

• contract activity
• interest rates
• inventory
• affordability
• direction of the market

The report highlights why these numbers are important and what they mean for the future of the real estate market. For a copy of the full report, visit mcenearney.com/market-in-a-minute.

November often feels like the calm before the storm that is the winter holiday season. The weather is cool, but hopefull...
11/14/2023

November often feels like the calm before the storm that is the winter holiday season. The weather is cool, but hopefully not too cold to enjoy the outdoors. Between fall home maintenance projects, it's a great time to gather with friends or take some quiet time to relax. Check out these top selections for things to do around the DMV this November.

Contract activity for the week of November 5 - 11, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 3.8% compared to last year's seven...
11/13/2023

Contract activity for the week of November 5 - 11, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 3.8% compared to last year's seven-day period.

Key Takeaways:
· Despite the overall drop, three of the six jurisdictions in the metro area posted increases in contract activity. That follows four areas that posted increases the previous week.
· Year-to-date, contract activity is down 18.6%, but that gap has narrowed over the last few months. Through May, contract activity was down over 25%.
· Homes that went under contract were on the market for an average of 31.2 days, ten days faster than this time last year.

Why it Matters:
· Even though mortgage interest rates almost reached 8% in early November, they are down a quarter of a percent over the last week.
· Home prices are still rising at a modest pace, but we've been in a housing recession this year in the metro area because so many buyers have been pushed to the sidelines by high rates.
· Slowly but surely, buyers seem to be adjusting to high rates, and if we haven't reached the bottom of the recession, we're pretty close.

Honoring those who served. Thank you Dad! 🇺🇸
11/11/2023

Honoring those who served. Thank you Dad! 🇺🇸

Contract activity for the week of October 29 – November 4, 2023 in the Metro DC area rose by 5.3% compared to the same s...
11/06/2023

Contract activity for the week of October 29 – November 4, 2023 in the Metro DC area rose by 5.3% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· Remarkably, four of the six jurisdictions in the metro area posted increases in contract activity. And this is the first overall week-over-year increase this year.
· Don't read too much – or too little – into the positive news this week because one week doesn't make a trend. But it is nonetheless encouraging.

Why it Matters:
· Even though mortgage interest rates are still near 8%, they ticked down slightly last week.
· That modest decrease in rates, combined with crisp, pleasant fall weather all week, may have been enough to coax some buyers back into the market.
· Once again, homes that went under contract sold much faster than last year – almost two weeks faster. Overall, last week, homes went under contract in an average of 30.2 days, compared to 42.8 days this same week last year. Only Washington, DC, had higher days on the market.

It's time to Fall Back! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tomorrow. ⏰
11/04/2023

It's time to Fall Back! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tomorrow. ⏰

Happy Halloween!
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween!

Contract activity for the week of October 22 - 28, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 12.0% compared to the same seven-d...
10/30/2023

Contract activity for the week of October 22 - 28, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 12.0% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· High mortgage interest rates continue to soften buyer demand. There were 9% fewer contracts last week than just the week before – but remember, that’s not unusual for late October.
· Over the last couple of weeks, the Virginia side of the Potomac has fared a little better than the DC/MD side.

Why it Matters:
· Last week, there was a 29.5% decrease in the number of new listings coming on the market compared to the same week last year, and a 6.2% drop from just last week.
· This seemingly contradictory market of falling buyer demand and homes selling for fewer days on the market continues.
· Overall, homes sold an average of 30 days last week, five full days faster than last year. There isn’t enough inventory, and it’s not going to change anytime soon.

Contract activity for the week of October 15 - 21, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by just 3.2% compared to last year's ...
10/23/2023

Contract activity for the week of October 15 - 21, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by just 3.2% compared to last year's seven-day period.

Key Takeaways:
· Mortgage interest rates hit 8% last week, a full point higher than this time last year. Yet, three of the six jurisdictions we track posted increases in contract activity.
· Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, and Prince William County all had a positive week, and Prince George's County was almost unchanged (down just 0.6%). The outlier was Washington, DC, with a 26.4% drop in buyer activity. But that significant drop is primarily because of the continuing weakness in the condo market, which saw a 36% drop last week.

Why it Matters:
· Buyers have adjusted to the higher interest rate environment better than sellers, as we continue to see a steep drop in new listings coming on the market. Last week, there was a 32% decrease in the number of new properties.
· We continue to be encouraged by the fact that the market isn't softer than it is. The cost to purchase a home is significantly higher than a year ago, and buyer activity has held up remarkably well in the face of the increase.
· And the lack of listing inventory contributes to the fact that homes are selling a full week faster than last year – an average of 27 days last week vs. 35 last year.

McEnearney Associates profiles the most important market indicators for the DMV area every month! This includes:• contra...
10/21/2023

McEnearney Associates profiles the most important market indicators for the DMV area every month! This includes:

• contract activity
• interest rates
• inventory
• affordability
• direction of the market

The report highlights why these numbers are important and what they mean for the future of the real estate market. For a copy of the full report, visit mcenearney.com/market-in-a-minute.

Contract activity for the week of October 8 - 14, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 9.6% compared to the same seven-day...
10/16/2023

Contract activity for the week of October 8 - 14, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 9.6% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· Mortgage interest rates continue to have their way with the real estate market. Rates are currently an entire point higher than they were this time last year, and it's having a real impact on affordability.
· New listing inventory has also been impacted, with 37% fewer listings coming on the Market compared to the same week last year. And there were 14% fewer listings than the previous week.

Why it Matters:
· It's important to keep the Market's current performance in context. While there are fewer transactions, there is less overall supply than this time last year (except in Washington, DC). On average, homes are selling faster as well.
· That is keeping modest upward pressure on home prices – great for the folks who have elected to sell their homes and frustrating for buyers paying higher mortgage rates.

October is the month that really ushers in fall weather and events. Time to pull out your plaid shirts and warm hoodies ...
10/12/2023

October is the month that really ushers in fall weather and events. Time to pull out your plaid shirts and warm hoodies before heading out to enjoy the changing season with family and friends. Check out what is happening in and around DC, Maryland, and Virginia this month.

Contract activity for the week of October 1 - 7, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by just 2.2% compared to the same seven...
10/10/2023

Contract activity for the week of October 1 - 7, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by just 2.2% compared to the same seven-day period last year, and three of the six jurisdictions posted healthy increases.

Key Takeaways:
· This is the lowest monthly percentage decline since the spring and is a bit of a surprise. During the week, mortgage interest rates bumped up to almost 8%, but there were still almost 1,000 buyers that stepped up.
· We're not suggesting this is a robust market because it isn't. Yet there were almost as many ratified contracts last week as the week before despite a rate increase of roughly a quarter percent.
· The buyer demand is there, and it's quite remarkable given that homes are essentially 20% more expensive than they were a year ago because of higher rates and higher prices. That has pushed a lot of would-be buyers to the sidelines, but there are still many who are hanging in there.

Why it Matters:
· As noted before, these higher rates have pushed a disproportionately higher percentage of sellers to the sidelines than buyers.
· There were 31% fewer new listings last week than the same week last year – barely over 1,000. With 978 new contracts, the supply and demand imbalance had no impact. Most areas still lack enough listings to satisfy today's lower buyer activity.
· And that shows up in how quickly homes are selling. All six jurisdictions saw a drop in the average days on the market compared to last year. The average was just 28 days, five days faster than last year.

Contract activity for the week of September 24 - 30, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 10.4% compared to the same seven...
10/02/2023

Contract activity for the week of September 24 - 30, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 10.4% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· The 10.4% drop is a bit more than the previous week’s decline – no surprise, given that mortgage interest rates rose to their highest level in 23 years last week.
· Although new contract activity dropped below 1,000 last week, buyer activity is holding up well in the face of these higher rates.

Why it Matters:
· Through the first three quarters of 2023, total new contract activity is down 20.1% compared to the first nine months of 2022.
· It could be a lot worse – a LOT worse – given that rates at the beginning of 2022 stood at 3.5% and are now more than double that. It may not feel like it, but this market is resilient. And look at the days-on-market: homes going under contract last week were on the market for an average of 25.6 days, 8 days faster than last year.
· New listing activity continues to be way off. Last week, there were 35.8% fewer new listings than the equivalent week last year.

Contract activity for the week of September 17 - 23, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 6.1% compared to the same seven-...
09/25/2023

Contract activity for the week of September 17 - 23, 2023, in the Metro DC area fell by 6.1% compared to the same seven-day period last year.

Key Takeaways:
· The 6.1% drop is the smallest percentage decline since mid-July.
· For the second week in a row, there were more than 1,000 newly ratified contracts.
· Two of the six jurisdictions – Northern Virginia and Prince George’s County – posted modest contract activity increases.

Why it Matters:
· The beat goes on. Week-after-week, we are seeing a contraction in contract activity compared to last year.
· And week after week, we see even more significant percentage drops in new listing activity. Last week, 987 new listings came on the market, a 37.5% drop from the 1,580 listings this same week the previous year.
· That tightening of the supply contributes to the quick sale of homes under contract. Last week, the average days on the market was just 25.4, down from 31.2 days last year.

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I entered into the corporate profession of real estate long before becoming a Realtor with a strong desire to help others navigate the complicated processes of buying or selling a home through real estate law firm work. I realize that for many, a home is often the most expensive purchase he/she/they will make in life. I am empathetic with the stresses of preparing a residence for sale and work very hard to minimize the difficulties inherent in the process. My clients are my priority, and because I have been a Realtor in agency now for 10 years, it's my experience of 24+ years in real estate that has guided me in fulfilling my clients' expectations. They are to assist them with everything about their home sale or purchase and my goal. I will ensure that negotiations are sound and straightforward, and I am obligated to seamless transaction coordination with honesty, integrity and professionalism being of the utmost importance to me. Resume/Experience in Real Estate and in Communications/Marketing: Top Producer - DAAR and McEnearney Associates Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Member of the 2013 Top Agent Network (TAN) of Loudoun County, VA 12 years of professional experience working with real estate law firms 10 years as a full-time Realtor with the National Association of Realtors® Manager of a D.C. real estate law firm's settlement office Abstractor in the land records of the Circuit Court House of Montgomery County, MD Marketing and Client Relations Director for several law firms Technological experience via communication while working as a technical-software instructor for a major law firm B.A. Degree in Communications Licensed in both VA and MD Member of DAAR, VAR and NAR (local and National Association of Realtors) If you would like more information about me and how I will work for you in your next real estate transaction, please call me at 703-738-8270.

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