Kelsey McCarthy

TITLE: Sales Associate, Office of Nancy Taylor Bubes
CELL PHONE: 202-812-5562
CELL PHONE: 202-812-5562
CELL PHONE: 202-812-5562
CELL PHONE: 202-812-5562


I never thought it would be easy to sell an aging house we had been in for 35 years, but Kelsey made it all happen magically. From the pricing, to the staging, to the negotiating with the buyers, everything was done seamlessly. I was really impressed by the detail with which she walked my husband and me through all the steps, and her constant attention to all the potential buyers and their agents. We were especially happy that Kelsey negotiated the sale of our house on the same date as the purchase of our new home and was essential in that transaction as well.

Pam & Mike M.

We're not sure whether to start this review with the fact that Kelsey is cool under pressure and very experienced, or that she's awesome and you'll want to be friends with her. They're both true. We were introduced to Kelsey after a long, unsuccessful search for a house. After a short conversation, Kelsey understood what we wanted and offered on-point advice and insight about the DC market (more so than other realtors we had worked with before)—and within just a couple weeks found us the perfect home. She then steered us through the negotiation process, providing actionable suggestions which always worked out as she predicted, saving us a lot of money. Once we were under contract, Kelsey stayed on top of the various to-do items, making sure we didn't miss any deadlines. She consistently went beyond the call, whether by meeting vendors (inspector, appraiser) at the house when we couldn't leave work or by making essential referrals for painters and contractors.

Throughout it all, Kelsey adeptly balanced giving us enough space to make decisions with being attentive. Kelsey is a consummate professional; we recommend her without reservation to anyone in need of a great realtor.

Eric & Melissa G.


We wanted to take moment to thank you for being such a Rockstar throughout our home-buying process. During an extremely competitive environment, we were so impressed with your patience, market knowledge, recommendations, and strategy. We had countless showings (and re-tours!!), and you were always more than accommodating. We couldn't be more pleased in our new home and would highly recommend you to anyone considering selling or buying their new home.

Thanks again for all your help!

Carrie & John S.

Kelsey is a top-notch professional who goes above and beyond to put her clients first. She worked with us on a 1.5+ year search in the Kalorama/Dupont Circle area, and her experience, knowledge, and intellect of not only the DC area but also the home-buying process are unmatched. She truly can work with her clients to determine good value and instill confidence in them. Kelsey always made herself available for showings, calls, etc., and her professionalism was always evident. I will always continue to work with Kelsey on my next home purchase in the DC area and I would highly recommend her to help you on making a dream become a reality as well in becoming a homeowner!

Kristen and Matt O.

Kelsey was amazing to work with. Her insight into neighborhoods, subtle distinctions between properties, and overall value were truly appreciated. She was a skilled advocate in negotiations and always made herself available, often with very short notice, to show us a new property, meet with us, or calm our nerves. With her connections, she was able to get us into properties before they even came on the market, and, when we found the property we wanted, she was able to help us arrange financing and thorough inspection quickly and efficiently. She has also been invaluable in discussing with us the value of various renovations in the house we were selling. She works exceptionally hard for her customers.

Noah & Courtney R.

Working with Kelsey was a complete pleasure. She was proactive in helping us get the maximum value out of the sale of our house while balancing that with a clear understanding of the market. Kelsey showed a deep understanding of the neighborhood and invested a lot of her time to make this as seamless a process as possible. She is an absolute must-have.

Zach K.

Kelsey, we can't thank you enough for helping us find our first home. I am so glad my sister thought to connect us — you were the perfect fit for us. Although we were committed to looking in the beginning, I don't think either of us thought it would end in a purchase by the Holidays! I genuinely appreciate your calming guidance throughout the process. We love the house and are so thankful for your efforts to help secure it at a price point we were comfortable with and so quickly.

Jessie C.

Kelsey is a top notch real estate professional. She showed me a number of properties and was patient and supportive during the entire sales cycle. Kelsey went the extra mile in making herself available and offering advice and guidance in finding my perfect home.

Not only is Kelsey a highly skilled agent—she is a wonderful person. Thanks again, Kelsey, for all of your help and support.

Amie C.

Dear Nancy,

We want to take a moment to recognize Kelsey for her outstanding work helping us purchase 3720 McKinley St. Throughout our four-month home search, Kelsey demonstrated superb knowledge of the NW market and worked tirelessly to find a home that was perfect for us. Her responsiveness and willingness to go the extra mile for a client are unparalleled. We are certain that we would not have our new home today had she not been willing to take valuable time out of her summer vacation to put together a contract for us. Kelsey was always very patient, understanding, encouraging, and committed to helping us successfully navigate such a competitive DC market. We really enjoyed working with Kelsey and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the DC area. You're lucky to have her as part of your team!

Thanks again for everything.


Andrew and Kate H.

Kelsey helped us find and eventually buy a gorgeous house in Georgetown. She is very professional and extremely knowledgeable of the DC real estate market. She has always been timely, precise and attentive to our requests and needs—at any time of the day and any day of the week. Kelsey has guided us through the process with diligence and competence, and we are grateful to her for her tireless efforts and absolute dedication. Kelsey has definitively been a real added value in our home search.

Gianluca E.


I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for all your hard work, dedication and market knowledge that were the driving force behind my successful house hunt. Your in-depth market knowledge (both on the market comps and street geography) stopped me from buying the wrong house no less than four times. I have worked with other agents over my 20 years of buying houses and know from experience that other agents would have written the higher offer, rather than encourage the client to persevere and find the right house for the right price. It was a joy to work with you, and I wish you a very long and successful career.

Many thanks,

Erin M.


I got emails from Settlement today, and I appreciate the referrals on movers and painters.
You have been such a help to me, Kelsey ... from beginning to end. I really appreciate it. I will recommend you to all of my friends.

Dale S.

Hi Kelsey!

Thanks for walking through with us the other day! I can't believe we are actually going to closing today! We're going to swing by the house quickly just to make sure it's still there on the way!

Thanks for being so patient with us over the last year! I know we must have been tough since we were asking for so much but had such a strict budget! We will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a realtor in DC!

All the very best,

Erin F.S.

Good morning, Kelsey:

Thanks again for being such a super realtor. Throughout the process, you were great, an astute negotiator at the contract stage and then a reassuring presence at occasionally tense moments as the lending process dragged out. The delay yesterday said it all. We'll be having a house-warming party after the summer and hope you will be able to come. Once we settle in tomorrow, the champagne will be popping. Thanks for that.

Nancy: Kelsey is a crown jewel. She did a terrific job.

Jonathan C.

Dear Dana,

We recently purchased a house in Chevy Chase Village and today we accepted an offer for our former home in Chevy Chase, DC.

We worked with the fantastic Nancy Taylor Bubes and her extraordinary team for both deals and are thrilled with both outcomes.

I'd like to give special mention to Kelsey Walker McCarthy, who gave us terrific advice from beginning to end. She has a keen business sense as well as a great eye and impeccable taste. She has a huge future, and you are lucky to have her at your company.

All the very best,

Ilana and Jonathan D.


We've been so excited by the good news about the house that we haven't properly thanked you for helping us find it! You found us the exact location, "feel" and price that we wanted. We are thrilled. Thanks to your contacts and persistent inquiries about new houses coming to market in Chevy Chase we feel like we got advanced access to a great house in an amazing neighborhood. Plus all the other listings you showed us were a great education so we could move fast on this one. Thanks again for helping to make this happen. I'm confident our family will be very happy on Grove Street!

It's been a pleasure working with you.

Chevy Chase Client