Certified Buyer’s Representative (CBR)
District of Columbia
Maryland: Montgomery County, Annapolis, MD, and surrounding areas
District of Columbia: Northwest Washington
Fluent in Spanish
Prior to joining Washington Fine Properties in October of 2017, Pat worked for more than 20 years at another local real estate brokerage.
For Pat, the most satisfying part of her job is finding just the right home for her clients. She believes it is important to leave no stone unturned in serving their interests and needs, and her buyers appreciate the level of diligence, devotion, and enthusiasm she brings to her work. Pat Holds a Certified Buyers Representative designation, training that she feels has enhanced her focus on being able to represent the best interests of her clients.
She applies the same diligence and focus to listings. Her philosophy is that each home needs to be presented to showcase its best features, priced correctly, and marketed to its best advantage. Pat says, “Careful presentation and pricing require a good collaborative effort between the sellers and myself; the marketing is my job.” She has an extensive and flexible program of marketing techniques, which she customizes for each separate listing. And it works! Since her first year as an agent close to 30 years ago, she has received numerous awards from the Washington, DC, Association of Realtors, recognizing her high level of sales.
Pat received her BA degree from The American University and a Master’s in Foreign Language Education from the University of Maryland. She is fluent in Spanish, having been born and lived many years in Argentina, and has taught in the Maryland Public School System.
Pat resides with her husband Ken in a house they designed and had built for their family in Bethesda. She was active in both the Whitman High and Carderock Elementary PTA. She has also volunteered with Bethesda Cares, a drop-in shelter that helps place people living unsheltered into permanent supportive housing, helps ease life for those on the street and helps lower-income tenants avoid eviction.
As part of her commitment to give back to the community, Pat contributes 15% of her net commission to DonorsChoose (helping educators meet the educational needs of our neediest children).
Pat has listed and sold properties all over the region from Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Bethesda, MD; to Wesley Heights, DC; to Roslyn, Arlington, and McLean, VA, and most places in between. She believes her interest and experience in construction and design as well as the positive feedback she gets from buyers and sellers energize her and enhance her otherwise naturally positive approach and enthusiasm for her work and life in general. The result? The very best in real estate.
B.A. The American University
M.Ed. The University of Maryland
PRESENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Volunteer at Bethesda Cares for last seven years
Make a Wish Foundation
My husband and I were pressed for time, needing to move out of our one-bedroom apartment and into a suitable home before we welcomed our first baby just six months later. Not only did we find a more suitable home, Pat found us our dream home. Pat is an expert realtor. She knew our market and was completely devoted to us throughout the entire process. She hustled, strategized and supported us. She offered reassurance that we didn't need to buy just to buy, given our time restraints, but that we would find the perfect home to raise our baby girl. Well, she was right all along! Pat is truly exceptional, and anyone looking for a new home would be so lucky to work with her. We cannot recommend Pat enough!
Pat Lore worked with us for over a year in a real estate market where sellers could pretty much name their price and terms. We made a couple of offers on properties that sold way over anything we ever dreamed of. Throughout the whole process she remained calm, patient, and, most of all, reassuring. She was a master in negotiation and helped us make rational decisions in irrational times. She reigned in our emotions, and we were able to make wise decisions. We have no regrets on any of the offers that were rejected. When all is said and done, I think we ended up with the perfect home. If you want an agent who will work for you and interests, Pat Lore is the one.
Pat Lore exceeded the expectations we had for a realtor in the WDC area. She cheerfully and professionally dealt with us and our four children during multiple trips from out of town to look at homes. Her knowledge base was significant, and she was comfortable showing us properties in VA, MD, and DC. We would surely seek out Pat to find another property if we were in need.
We lived in Florida and needed to make a move to the Potomac area and hired Pat Lore as our agent. She worked in our interest, viewing houses and sending us photos and details on the ones she considered a possibility. 2021 was a notorious seller's market with lines of buyers at the front door of each open house and multiple buyers for every property. Not only was Pat a miracle worker in the most difficult of times, she exhibited compassion, unshakable dedication, and loyalty. Obviously, I highly recommend Pat if you are looking for a realtor to represent your interests.
My husband and I used Pat to sell both of our condos (mine in DC and his in Old Town, Alexandria) and to purchase our current home in Bethesda, MD. Pat is a pleasure to work with and her professionalism and experience made the sale of both our condos and purchase of our home quick and easy. She took care to really get to know what we were looking for and was proactive in identifying dozens of properties she thought we would like while being respectful of our budget. We found our home within a week of working with her and closed only 30 days later. As for the sale of our condos, Pat was an expert in the types of small improvements we needed to make to attract the highest price without spending a lot of time or money – which worked! She also took care of staging and managing the entire process seamlessly, which we appreciated given our busy schedules. In short, Pat is a top-notch realtor who is wonderful to work with. We highly recommend her for anyone looking to purchase or sell a property in the DC metro area.
Pat Lore continually monitored property offerings in our preferred market area and selectively forwarded appropriate options, providing a very helpful and time-saving service. She accompanied us on all property visits, shared useful insight and diligently followed-up on any questions we had. Once we decided to pursue a particular property, she ably guided us through the offer process, contract negotiations, study period and closing. Her assistance saved us considerable time and kept the process moving. Without Pat, we’d probably still be shopping today – instead of enjoying our new home.
We have nothing but praise for Pat’s handling of our recent home purchase. From beginning to end, she diligently represented our interests with insight, promptness, and sound advice. She quickly picked up on the type of home and neighborhood that would resonate with us. And before long she found our perfect home. Pat is a true professional, and, as a bonus, just a delight to work with.
If you are looking to sell a high-quality home in the DC area, you will want to engage the services of Pat Lore. My elderly parents-in-law recently engaged Pat to sell their Kenwood home. She did exhaustive research, recommended spot-on improvements, established the perfect price point, and provided effective staging services. The home sold quickly—within weeks.
Moreover, Pat went above and beyond expectations for even the most dedicated agent. She personally looked after every detail of their move, from returning a left-behind cable box to coordinating a piano sale to partnering with an auction house to marking more than 100 art works of all shapes and sizes for an out-of-state move. She then managed a complex packing process on-site, ensuring the right items were packed and delivered. Pat has our highest recommendation for her professionalism and tireless work. Her focus on her individual clients’ needs and willingness to spend the time and effort necessary to guarantee a successful experience cannot be overstated.
Pat recently sold my town home in Potomac. From staging to photography to marketing the property, she is the ultimate professional. Pat clearly knows the Washington, DC, area real estate market well and knows how to attract buyers. I was going through a particularly rough time personally when the house sold. Pat took charge and made everything run smoothly from contract to settlement.
Pat Lore helped us with the purchase of our first home. She showed us houses in many different areas to help us hone in on the neighborhood that was right for us. She assisted us with getting all of our paperwork and financing in order ahead of time so that we could present strong and timely offers when opportunities arose. When the perfect house came on the market, we were able to act quickly. Pat helped us to create a winning offer, beating out multiple competing offers. During the negotiations with the seller, Pat gave us great advice to make sure we got the best deal possible. We absolutely love our new house and feel like we got a great deal. We are very pleased with Pat’s representation of us and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a savvy real estate agent.
Pat has been or go-to agent for the purchase of two homes and the sale of one. Professional, patient, and a pleasure to work with, Pat helped us find our house at a pace that fit our schedule. The combination of her excellent knowledge of the market and her personal style allowed her to quickly understand the kind of home we were looking for and efficiently work with us to find it. She is terrific!
As first-time home buyers, we needed a lot of guidance throughout the process. There were many unknowns that made us nervous in the beginning. Plat Lore’s experience was evident as she walked us through the process, and gave us extremely helpful advice. She was patient and supportive and showed us tons of different options within our budget. When the time came to make an offer, we felt confident and assured. Not only did Pat make the process easy, she made it fun.
Pat helped us to find our first home, and she helped us sell it twelve years later. She took care of a thousand details to get our house ready to put on the market, and timed the listing perfectly. She was always willing to talk and answer our many questions. We knew we were in great hands, and we were very happy with the whole experience.
I have know Pat Lore professionally for 30 years. She has been my only real estate agent for the purchase of two homes and the sale of one home. I have happily referred her to other people. Pat is a diligent, disciplined, honest, and very capable person and agent. I would very highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.