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Reimagining Real Estate


Victoria C.R.

Words can’t express my gratitude to Theo Adamstein for helping me move into the next chapter of my life. Theo is not just any realtor, he is a multi-talented business man, architect, and visual designer. A rare combination in the world of real estate. I interviewed five real estate agents to sell my home of 25 years and deciding to work withTheo was the best choice I made. After reviewing neighborhood comparables, he made highly creative decisions that ultimately resulted in a total of $55,000 more than I had expected. His seamless approach to getting my house on the market and selling strategy, is truly impressive. Because of his extended network, my house never had to go on the market – we didn’t even have one open house! Definitely trust Theo to make the right decisions for you during a typically stressful time. He is the consummate businessman, and a true gentleman.

Marina and Dan E.

After a year of struggle to successfully market our Washington DC home, we enlisted the help of Theo Adamstein to sell our house. After one meeting and a brief run through the home, he said he would be able to sell the house in 60 days or less. He beat that prediction and met every one of our financial expectations. Theo understood how to advertise the house on-line with amazing photography and descriptions. His digital piece was dynamic and compelling and generated tremendous traffic at open houses. Theo’s architecture background also allowed him to creatively stage our home appealing to today’s luxury home buyer. From start to finish, Theo was a superb agent and knowledgeable guide – so much so that we also worked with him to purchase a new condo, which we moved into after the sale of our house. We recommend Theo to any future home seller or buyer with great confidence and gratitude.

J. Newstead

Donna Martin has supported my wife and I buying and selling several properties in the last twenty years. We have found her extremely knowledgeable of the market, architectural trends, styles and understanding what would work well for us. Moreover, she ably navigated an extremely dynamic market and provided very sound investment perspectives, taking the stress out of the process. In our latest transaction, she found the perfect home for us, thanks to her proactive diligence and understanding of what was important to us. Unbeatable!

Lisa H.

Debran is an exceptional realtor who has helped me both buy and sell my home over a period of nine years. She is a trusted advisor in the real estate process and is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and responsive. She is a skilled negotiator and an excellent communicator. She has a keen sense of design and home staging; she used these talents to increase the visual appeal of my home which resulted in a quicker sale at a higher price. I would recommend Debran to any serious buyer or seller without hesitation. She is a pleasure to work with.

Manu and Anthony C.

The Georgetown townhouse Theo found for us is the fourth property we have purchased and we cannot begin to put into words how different this experience has been versus our other three experiences in the past in purchasing a home. By any measure Theo Adamstein is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He demonstrates a level of professionalism, integrity and knowledge that truly sets him apart.

Daniel and Barbara Z.R.

Theo Adamstein is a rare breed of real estate agent; it was our great pleasure to work with him and get to know him. If you need a realtor, we urge you to sign Theo Adamstein.Theo is honest and works hard for his clients. He does extensive research, so he understands the complexities and nuances of the market. Theo is charming, and eloquent and worldly — and funny, a quality that especially helped us when we were feeling anxious about selling our contemporary house in Chevy Chase. He’s candid – Theo is open to hearing and adopting his client’s ideas and, just as important, he’s also not afraid to tell clients when he disagrees with them and why. We doubt there are more than a handful of realtors (are there any?) who are also acclaimed architects, as Theo is. He’s also a talented photographer and designer. This unusual combination of skills gives Theo the ability to “get” what’s special about a property and know how to package and market it, from designing brochures and editing the artwork to pricing and timing the campaign

Errol A.

Theo used the creative skills that he has developed over many years as a successful architect, designer and as a marketing expert of the highest caliber, to successfully sell our Middleburg home. With the TTR Sotheby’s international Realty team he created superb visual presentations, graphics, and photography (including dramatic aerial drone images); internet contacts aimed at his own private client base; and other creative social media marketing approaches that resulted in a successful sale. His handling of the contract negotiations with an extremely knowledgeable buyer was done with the greatest skill, attention to detail, and efficiency. The rather intricate process was monitored by him on a daily basis in order to bring the transaction to a smooth closing, which was appreciated by both the buyer and the seller”. Theo Adamstein is a great asset to TTR Sotheby’s and I would recommend him to any prospective client of the firm

Nancy C.

Donna continues to have my back throughout the process of both buying and selling my homes for over 20 years. Her professional integrity and communication has been exceptional! Her “on trend” artistic eye, attention to detail, and resources she provided, allowed for the best preparation and staging possible, attaining a sales price above market value for my home and in record time. I will continue to count on her for my real estate needs and have the utmost confidence in referring her to my friends and family.

Laura B.

We have engaged Debran, on both the sale & buy side, and in each case, she has been excellent. The proof: A few years after Debran sold our first home, the buyer contacted me to find her because he wanted to use her for his next transaction (and did so). She is communicative and proactive. She is an excellent listener and can synthesize information coming from a husband & wife. She is a skilled and tough negotiator, but in a manner that is always pleasant and polite. She has an excellent sense of aesthetics when it comes to helping stage a home. We have been on house hunts in several cities outside of DC/MD/VA, and so have had other realtors in other parts of the country. Having a basis for comparison has only reiterated for us how great Debran is at her job.

Matt & Cassie M.

We purchased a home in Washington, DC in August 2018 with the help of Theo Adamstein. From the moment we met with Theo to discuss our dream home, he worked diligently and creatively to find suitable options and backed it up with savvy advice about how to get the most for our investment. Also, with the number of “home flips” in the District these days, it was reassuring and insightful to have someone with Theo’s background in architecture and design. Because of that know-how, Theo was able to provide experienced advice about the quality of the construction on our newly renovated home. He also takes the time to truly look at the details of not just the neighborhood – but the specific street and block of your home – which then allows him to render smart insights into the home value, both present and future. We highly recommend Theo’s services for his experience, quality work, as well as the fun attitude to brings to the home buying process!