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Celeste Katz

After a successful and rewarding career in TV news and web-based journalism, this Georgetown grad changed gears to focus on real estate, a longtime passion, joining Capital Area Homes in October 2012.

Her skill set meshes seamlessly: “Both journalism and real estate require a keen attention to detail, people skills and are deadline-driven,” she notes.

Her personal motto -- "Ever Forward" -- extends easily to buyers and sellers. "You have to admire someone who says ‘Yes, I'm willing to bite the bullet, empty my basement and move on,’ or ‘Yup, I'll move out of my comfort zone and into a new community.’"

Celeste feels focused buyers and sellers are crucial to successful transactions, as are her own, personally-vetted lenders and title companies. “The ones I recommend are solid gold. Transaction after transaction, they never let me down.” She guides clients through the process required to succeed: determining priorities and timelines, addressing every concern, and negotiating hard, via the wealth of resources, experience and technology afforded by the Capital Area Group’s team approach.

“Buying and selling real estate is serious business,” Celeste says. “We’re talking about your largest investment, after all. But that’s not to say we won’t have an awfully good time on our journey together!"

“I work with every kind of client: buyers, sellers, those looking at new construction, luxury homes, townhomes, condos, 55+ communities, Boomers, Seniors. I guess my heart is most with First Time Buyers. I still remember what that was like for me — such a milestone — and I’d like to be a part of that for so many people in this area."

“Bottom line: I provide overwhelmed buyers and sellers exactly what they need to move on to their next home, their next chapter in life. I provide superb customer service, and I have your back, every step of the way!"

Testimonials

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Cherrydale, Arlington, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Celeste was a joy to work with. The Capital Area Homes Keller Williams Teams are very creative, dedicated and hard working individuals. Celeste and Scott worked relentlessly to sell our home in Arlington. Scott provided insight and excellent leadership to his team. Celeste devoted a lot of time and was successful in selling our home. I appreciated their quality and the level of integrity demonstrated by both Scott and Celeste.

- Gamil Grais

Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 for approximately $400K in Fairfax, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
"Celeste was great to work with. She made the process of selling our home as easy and worry free as possible. We would recommend her to anyone! She went above and beyond to help us with anything and everything. Her marketing strategies got us a higher sale price than we expected, and we sold at the highest price in the neighborhood to date."

- Tom and Anne

Bought a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $450K in Ashburn, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Working with Celeste was like working with a friend! She was very personable and kind with the client's best interest in mind. As a first time home buyer with tons of questions, we felt very comfortable throughout the entire process as she held our hands along the way. She's always asking, "what can I do for you today?". She was honest and tough (when the time called for it) so that we didn't go beyond my means. Also, she peppered the seller with questions and helped with the lender to try and get the best deals and lowest rates possible. If we need home buying/selling help again, we'll definitely look to Celeste!

- Sang M Lee

Bought a home in 2014 in Leesburg, VA

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
She found exactly what I wanted and guided me completely through the process! She gave total attention to my needs and interests. A totally professional realtor.

- Kay N.

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Falls Church, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Celeste helped us sell our house virtually overnight. Top price! And as easily done as could be imagined! She led the way, all the way! Could not have gone better.

- J. Arnold

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Springfield, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Celeste was very knowledgeable and hard-working. She had a lot of ideas forpreparing and showing the home, and kept me informed every step of the way. Celeste is an excellent listener, and is great about providing other ideas and perspectives to consider. She made the process fun.

- Color14

Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Lyon Park, Arlington, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
My wife and I were first time buyers and we can't imagine how we would havenavigated the process without Celeste. She made everything so easy and fun! I can say without a doubt, that when it comes time to sell and buy a new home down the road, Celeste will be the first call that we make.

- Aaron R.

Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Lyon Park, Arlington, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
To echo my husband's review- as first time buyers, we went into this with very little knowledge. Celeste made us feel completely comfortable, answered all our questions, and gave us honest advice. I knew that throughout the entire process, she was looking out for us and was always advocating on our More.

- Brittany Vesce R

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $600K in Annandale, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Celeste is Awesome!!! This is without a doubt the best experience I've ever had with a real estate agent. She is really low pressure and lets you find what you are looking for, while at the same time giving you great ideas about neighborhoods and the details you might not realize. She stuck with More.

- Steve S

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.7M in Mc Lean, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
Celeste worked with my family and I for close to 2 years before we finally made the decision to re-locate. She is the epitome of professionalism and patience. I recommend her without reservation!

- Renee D.

Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $250K in Falls Church, VA.

  • Local knowledge: 5/5 stars
  • Process expertise:5/5 stars
  • Responsiveness:5/5 stars
  • Negotiation skills:5/5 stars
As a new homebuyer, I had a lot of questions but Celeste guided me every step of the way! She is so knowledgeable and thoughtful; she was definitely listening to what I wanted and helped me find something even better than I could imagine! Her positive attitude and her real estate expertise were so More.

- Nicole E.