Derry Haws
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Derry Haws


Derry Haws is a great believer in always learning and adapting. Early in her career in film and television with the BBC she was taught that it was important to be able to work together in a positive professional way to achieve the very best outcome. Derry says the BBC taught her the meaning of the word excellence and launched her into a successful career as a freelance makeup artist, making up stars such as David Bowie in Labyrinth, Paul and Linda McCartney in several videos, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Heart, Stevie Nix, Diana Ross and many more during the age of the glamorous rock and roll videos.

Working under pressure, meeting deadlines and caring for people’s reputations are just as much a part of Derry’s experience as a Realtor® today as when she was a makeup artist.

Derry and her husband relocated from London to Georgetown in 1998 and remodeled their historic home on N street, so not only is she familiar with relocation first-hand but she completely understands and can advise on the process that is involved in remodeling historic homes. Derry’s international experience, keen ear for listening to her clients’ needs and keen eye for helping her clients visualize possibilities are just a few of the qualities that Derry brings to the table. She is passionate, caring, knowledgeable and professional and able to find creative solutions to challenges.

This past year has given her a sense of great pleasure as she provided each of her buyers or sellers a gift of a tree at settlement. As Derry says, "She likes to leave her clients smiling!"

As an agent who's an expert in Washington, Derry bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Derry is eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! Derry can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. Derry can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. Derry can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

"Derry is a gifted professional and an expert in reading the needs of her clients through quick learning and deep understanding to deliver what people both want and need. She helped our family make a significant move from Europe to 'anywhere' in the DC area. Derry did so with grace, clarity and sophistication that was nothing short of miraculous. Her touch of humanity, sensitivity and elegance gave us comfort, direction and guided us to a superb location –all whilst making us feel as though we were here only clients. She went beyond the call of duty to digitally engage us at all hours of the day to suit our timing and covered great distances to show us everything across our diverse requirements. We are incredibly happy to say she walked the journey with us until we finally settled in months later!"

  -Rebecca Bucnis, Client

"Derry handled the intricacies selling our condo masterfully. She gave us sound advice on preparing the property for sale. She was in touch regularly throughout the process and got the price we wanted for the condo. I can’t imagine a more attentive agent."

  -David Brewster, Client

"Derry was great! She rented out my home in Washington, DC and then when I decided to sell it - she took care of EVERYTHING. She went above and beyond what a "normal" agent would do. I highly recommend Derry for anyone needing to rent, buy or sell a home."

  -Daniel F, Client

"Derry Haws is by far the best realtor that my wife and I have worked with in the past 50 years. She navigated us through the sale of our friends condo on the edge of Georgetown by identifying ways to satisfy the district's requirements and underwriter's concerns due to power of attorney ad conservatorship requirements. From listing, open house, selection of buyer to closing, Derry provided professionalism, sound advice, and guidance. We know that you will be happy that you have selected Derry to sell your property."

  -Floyd R Dillon, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
1617 14th street, NW
Washington, DC