My wife and I decided to move to the DC area in June. This meant we had 45 days to find and close on a house in time to get our two kids ready and settled for the upcoming school year. Luckily a friend referred us to Laura McCaffrey. She spent three weekends driving us all over the Bethesda - Chevy Chase neighborhoods only to follow up with us during the week with useful information about the different areas that we liked. Her knowledge of the Bethesda - Chevy Chase area is astounding, she was literally describing the characteristics of each street to make sure we were buying into a neighborhood that best suited our needs. For us "out of towners" , Laura made our transition not only seamless, but also fun. We still keep in touch as she has helped us with our renovations. To this day we are still thrilled with the house we bought and love the neighborhood. As a person who is no stranger to moving, I feel as though a good realtor makes all the difference when buying or selling a home. In my experience, good Realtors are quite a rare commodity but thankfully we met Laura. I honestly feel that anyone buying or selling a house in the area that isn't using Laura McCaffrey is making a huge mistake!