District of Columbia
Washington, DC: 14th Street Corridor, 16th Street Heights, Capitol Hill, Columbia Heights, Dupont, Georgetown, H Street, Kalorama, LeDroit, Logan, NOMA, Penn Quarter, Petworth, SW Waterfront, Upper NW
Virginia: Aldie, Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Brambleton, Broadlands, Clifton, Falls Church, Fairfax, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Middleburg, Oakton, Reston, Sterling, Vienna, Waterford
Since he became a licensed Realtor in 2004, Joe has assisted many wonderful buyers and sellers and worked with the best real estate partners in the Capital Region. Throughout his career, whether the local housing market has been in a fast-paced frenzy or a lull, Joe's business has prospered thanks in large part to generous referrals from current and past clients, friends and family, and colleagues.
Prior to his real estate career, Joe was Vice President of Information Technology at Washington Mortgage Group (WMG) for seven years and a Project Manager at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for ten years, where he directed several key efforts for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His strong organizational and project management skills made for a smooth and successful transition into real estate.
Joe specializes in residential real estate sales and rentals (new construction and existing homes) in all price ranges. He is known for his savvy marketing skills, strong negotiation skills, attention to detail, personable demeanor, and in-depth local market knowledge.
BS Economics, George Mason University
When he is not helping his clients, Joe enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, cooking, and reading. An avid runner, Joe has completed several full and half marathons, and enjoys participating in charity events throughout the year.
Joe O'Hara is: #1, Outstanding, Honest and knows what his clients want and need when buying and selling a home! Joe worked with our budget and told us what we needed to do to sell our home right away. The minute we started the process I felt at ease, I trusted his professional opinions and by following his advice, we put our home on the market and had 9+ offers the next day. The amount of support and professionalism got my fiancée and me through a very difficult and tumultuous process. If anyone were to ask me for a recommendation, my response would be ”If you are looking for an honest realtor that cares about all your wants and needs, Joe O'Hara is your realtor!!
Joe O'Hara made the uncertainty and stress of selling our home of 20 years a positive experience. His calm presence, positive nature and sense of humor are attributes that complemented his thorough knowledge of the local market, helping to manage our expectations. Sometimes, it seemed like he had ESP, as my husband and I would be talking and thinking about calling Joe with for a question or an update, and the phone would ring with Joe checking in! If your desire is a partner to support you and always have your best interest front and center throughout the process, Joe is your agent.
Joe is very comfortable to work with and a true professional. He has a vast knowledge of home craftsmanship/quality in addition to understanding trends of the housing market. For the inspection of the home we did purchase, it was Joe who suggested we have the surrounding trees inspected as well because they were covered in ivy. I don't think we would have thought of doing that on our own. The inspection showed numerous trees that were diseased and needed to come down. Joe is also very competent in negotiation, and it is obvious he is well respected by his peers. It was a delight to work with Joe, and we have already referred him to others. He is very knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. We are not new to buying/selling homes, yet we learned so much from Joe.
Joe is amazing!!! He took over the sale of our house after it wasn't selling. I only wish I had started with Joe. After Joe took over, the house sold quickly. He had a team of pricing agents that came in and suggested a price to get the most out of our house and to sell quickly. His negotiation skills are excellent. On the outside Joe is calm but behind the scenes he is furiously working. Since Joe grew up in McLean, VA, his connections are extensive throughout the metro area ... this really helps! He is a gentleman and very professional. Joe is a major strategist when it comes to selling your house and finding your new dream home. We wanted to downsize, and Joe found us a 5-story townhouse with an elevator, where we can walk to restaurants and stores. The bus is across the street which takes us to the Metro! Hire Joe ... you won't be sorry, I promise!
Thank you for all your amazing help in our home search and purchase. Bonnie and I feel like we won the lottery running into you on the Hill several months ago. We cannot imagine having gone through this process without you and look forward to singing your praises to as many of our friends as possible.
Excellent first-time home purchase experience. I would recommend Joe without hesitation. I am so happy with my purchase and I credit that to the professionalism of Joe O’Hara.
Just wanted to say Thank You again for the wonderful job you did handling the sale of our son Jay’s condo. We have had a very difficult time since his passing and your professionalism has certainly lessened our burden. Your coordination of all the repairs as well as your efficiency in handling the many details of the sale has been a tremendous help. We would be more than glad to talk to anyone looking for a recommendation for your work.
We can’t imagine going through this without Joe ... we couldn’t be happier.
Joe was fantastic. After writing the contract, he took care of everything else. Was a smooth and easy transaction.
Joe - Can't express in words how pleased we were with you selling our condo! We can see why Scott so highly recommended you. We will not hesitate to refer you to any of our friends or church folk that we hear are selling.
Jeremy and I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all that you have done to make the purchase of our home a truly positive experience. Your keen understanding of the competitive DC market coupled with your thorough approach in preparing contracts have given us the confidence and comfort in our new home that we are thrilled with. You went above and beyond your responsibilities as an agent to make sure all issues, however minor, were expeditiously resolved and your follow-up was truly appreciated.
Thank you so much for all your help these past few months. Justin and I are so excited to move into our new home! We really enjoyed working with you and were quite pleased that our first experience as first-time homebuyers was positive, and everything ran smoothly. Thank you also for our change of address cards and gift checks. That was very thoughtful and we look forward to using them. Thanks again!
Joe, I can't tell you enough how much I love the condo. You have a good eye and gave great advice throughout the entire process .... Thanks again!
We appreciated your attentiveness and invaluable guidance in the home-buying process. Your commitment and patience enabled us to land favorably in a tasteful and charming home. I will not hesitate to recommend you to a prospective homebuyer. We will stay in touch.
Ken and I are so grateful for all you have done for us, and believe me I will be referring everyone I know to you as I have already sung your praises at this office.
I want to express my gratitude, and that of all our family, for the professional and caring way that you've handled everything from listing through closing for Mom. I'm glad to have your card so that we can recommend your services in the future. Our very best wishes in all your future endeavors .... Thank you.