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Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor (Keller Williams Capital Properties) Real Estate Agent



Dana Scanlon
Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor
location_on Bethesda, MD — Keller Williams Capital Properties
Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Get to Know Dana Scanlon

Dana Scanlon is the “go to” agent for buying or selling a home in Bethesda & nearby communities.Whether you need to sell a luxury property, are a diplomat with special financing needs, or a firsttime home buyer, put Dana’s boundless energy, market savvy and negotiating skills to work for you. Her passion for solving the needs of her international clients has given her the skills that have won her recognition as one of Bethesda’s best Realtors®.

Bethesda MD and the Washington DC area are one of the country's most vibrant metropolitain areas and a wonderful place to live. The mix of private enterprise, non-profit associations and U.S. and international government agencies, attracts new residents every day and keeps long-time residents active. The sights of our nation's capital, the many museums (many of them with free admission), and a thriving theater and arts community contribute to its quality of life. According to the national rankings in numerous magazines, Montgomery County MD and some of the Northern Virginia suburbs boast many of the best public high schools in the USA.

 Whether you are arriving in this area from somewhere across oceans, across the country, whether you are an investor or are just moving a few blocks away, you will want someone with passion, knowledge and uncompromising commitment to your needs and interests to be your guide in any real estate transaction. 

Dana specializes in selling homes in Bethesda MD, and Montgomery County more generally, with particular knowledge of Chevy Chase, Kensington, Rockville, and Silver Spring; Arlington and McLean in Northern Virginia, as well as the adjacent communities of Washington DC. 

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Statement of Purpose

As your agent, my job is to help you make the best decision about buying or selling your home, whether or not that results in a fee paid to Keller Williams and me ~ My goal is to work so well on your behalf and deliver such service that you will want me to be your family real estate consultant for life ~

What Makes Me Different

No one is going to work harder than me to find the best possible price for your home ~ I will listen to your needs and understand the deep emotional issues facing the buyer - "Your home is my home" - I will provide you with the same level of effort and quality of service as if I were buying or selling my own home ~ My passion for solving the special needs of my international and French-speaking clients makes me a better agent for all my clients.

When selling homes I give my clients' properties the best international exposure on the internet, by investing substantially in search engine optimization and quality virtual tours. I will always tell you the truth about your home's market value and what it will take to get it sold. As a full time real estate professional and consultant, I offer full service, and go the extra mile for each and every client.


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Premier Agent Dana Scanlon


By providing the excellent experience in buying and selling homes that her clients expect and deserve, Dana consistently ranks among the top 2% of Realtors nationwide. She has the proven systems and marketing skills to get your home sold in a smooth and profitable transaction. Dana goes the extra mile to master the changing market with new technologies and savvy marketing tools.

Dana is only one of 2,000 real estate agents in the world who has earned the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. With a unique understanding of international cultural nuances, one of Dana's specialties is working with international clients. She has the professional expertise to be the ideal agent to take newly arrived international buyers by the hand and walk them through the complexities of home buying.  Her State Department-certified French interpreting skills allow her to function at the highest level in transactions with the francophone client. Solving the special needs of the international client has helped to make Dana a "problem solver" for all her clients. 

She is equally well-versed in working with first-time home-buyers, who benefit for the extraordinary customer care that is Dana's hallmark. And she has the proven marketing and sales skills to master the changing market when it comes time to sell your home.

She has assisted Foreign Embassies in making property purchases and has developed special lender relationships that allow her to cater to the unique needs of the diplomatic and foreign community in the Washington DC area. Diplomats with A1 or A2 visas can call Dana for more information on special lender programs that may allow them to obtain a mortgage in order to purchase a property or residence in America.

She has also completed the National Association of Realtors' GRI, a designation held by only 20% of Realtors® nationwide. And she is one of only 2,000 Realtors in the USA who hold the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist designation.

Dana also has a proven track record of  assisting diplomats with A1 or A2 visas in securing mortgage financing in order to obtain the security that comes with owning a home in the United States. 

A special note to Dana's francophone clients

Pour votre accueil à Bethesda et dans la région de Washington: Agent immobilier bilingue servant la région de Washington DC, Maryland et Virginie, avec une connaissance particulière de Bethesda. Je propose de vous accompagner dans vos démarches, en vous guidant avant même votre arrivée sur le territoire américain.  

Si vous désirez acheter, je connais les groupes financiers dans la région qui sont capables de faire des emprunts aux étrangers... laissez-moi donc vous guider dans ce parcours.

Diplomate? Visa A1 ou A2? il est possible d'acheter un bien immobilier aux Etats-Unis, avec un emprunt immobilier de premiere classe.

If you are a diplomat with an A1 or A2 visa, your first call should be to Dana for a thorough consultation. Dana keeps a roster of partners in the mortgage industry who can assist you to get pre-qualified for a mortgage to make your home purchase in the Washington DC metro area. Together, we can make your purchase plans a reality.








Best of Bethesda Magazine 2012/2015

Best of Washingtonian Magazine 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Bethesda Magazine Top Producer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


International Relocations and Foreign National programs.

Better pricing, better marketing, which means more money in your pocket as a seller. 

Bob Renjel
I could not be happier with my experience with Dana. I worked with her in the past to get my condo rented. When my previous tenant moved out, I contacted her again for the sale of the property. I am currently living in Australia, I wanted a quick sale of the unit. Dana did enough research to tell me what would be the best time and price to sell my unit. After one open house, I received an offer at almost full asking price (8 days after the property went on the market). Despite my distance from DC, Dana worked with me to complete the sale of property. She found contractors to complete the repairs requested by the buyer and arranged for each of them to complete the work in a timely manner. In addition, each time that I was had a question or needed information regarding the sale I heard from her in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone else in the DC/MD area seeking a professional real estate agent.
Dana was fabulous and very patient in sheparding me through the process of buying my first house. Any time I had any qualm or concern, she directly addressed it and brought in experts to suggest solutions. She helped me get through the loan application process, the inspection and follow up stuff. She is a terrific advocate. She also helped me my former husband lower our property taxes by giving us information to appeal our tax assessment. I would recommend her very highly.
We were trying to relocate from New Jersey to DC area over the last summer. Although we were looking to buy a house in a suburb, we really wanted to buy a house in area where it would still feel like living in a city and also close to a city. And, we did not know much about DC area. Dana helped us find a perfect home for us at a right price from start to finish. As we were first-time home buyers, we needed help with everything. Dana made the entire process very clear to us. Dana is very responsive and attentive. We would work with Dana again.
Roger Morier
I found working with Dana to be truly an enlightening and rewarding experience. She brought deep market knowledge and a patience to bring me along as I came to understand the pros and cons of selling at the time I did. She made good, creative recommendations about improvements to the house to enhance its sale value, and she was top notch in negotiating the sale with the buyers, working (I know) at all hours on my behalf. I also appreciated that Dana listened well, really "hearing" what I was saying about my circumstances and requirements in a sale. That thoughtful understanding and ability to see the best, fairest solution for everyone helped a lot in our good relationship and in the sale. I would not hesitate to recommend Dana to someone else considering the real estate market in the Washington area, in Bethesda area in particular.
Bought a single family house in Fairfax, VA
Dana was without a doubt the best move we made in our search for a home. She was incredibly efficient, credible, articulate and knowledgeable about the area. She gave us great advice and really listened to what we wanted in a home. I cannot imagine this process without Dana by our side. We will be recommending her to anyone we know who needs a home and will never buy or sell another home in Maryland, DC or Virginia without her help.
I recently purchased a house in Kensington through Dana and was extremely impressed by her knowledge of the area, her ability to communicate this knowledge and most of all by her commitment to advice me in a way that was always with my best interest at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
I found working with Dana to be truly an enlightening and rewarding experience. She brought deep market knowledge and a patience to bring me along as I came to understand the pros and cons of selling at the time I did. She made good, creative recommendations about improvements to the house to enhance its sale value, and she was top notch in negotiating the sale with the buyers, working (I know) at all hours on my behalf. I also appreciated that Dana listened well, really "hearing" what I was saying about my circumstances and requirements in a sale. That thoughtful understanding and ability to see the best, fairest solution for everyone helped a lot in our good relationship and in the sale. I would not hesitate to recommend Dana to someone else considering the real estate market in the Washington area, in Bethesda area in particular.
Paul and Naomi
Dana represented us on a house we were interested in buying, but in the end the purchase fell through because of issues associated with repairs made to the house. It was a stressful situation for us, to say the least, but through it all Dana had earned our trust with her professionalism, her uncompromising integrity, and thoroughness in her follow-up. It was reassuring to know that our agent had our best interest at heart and wanted us to be completely comfortable with our decisions. We would recommend Dana to any of our friends looking for a real estate agent.
K & S Thibodeau
We loved our home in Bethesda, but weren't sure how others would react to its size and location when we decided to sell. Dana did an expert job of researching sales of comparable properties and she suggested a pricing strategy that encouraged potential buyers to see the value we hoped they would. This approach led to multiple offers within a few days and a winning bid at 125% of what we had proposed. Needless to say, we were very happy with Dana's work and recommend her highly to anyone about to launch a real estate transaction.
A. O'Neil
We retained Dana Scanlon to assist us with buying a home in the Bethesda/CC/Kensington area. Our timeline was very aggressive and we looked at a number of homes over a very short period. Our experience with Dana was a positive one. She was always very accommodating to our schedule and we always received her attention and focus when we needed it. In short, Dana was very professional and easy to work with. Dana was most helpful in providing guidance in preparing our offer. We were involved in a competitive bidding situation and Dana provided critical insight into crafting our offer in such a way as to make it the most appealing. We also had very good experiences with the vendors and professionals that Dana recommended. We used her recommendations for title company, lender, and home inspection service and all were extremely competent and professional. Overall we had an excellent experience with Dana and think very highly of how she represented us as buyers.
L & H Fabre
Coming from France, it was not easy to buy a house around DC. Dana has helped us to find the right house for us. She also managed to get it at the right price, and, although we had no experience, little history in the country i-e no credit score, Dana recommended the best Mortgage companies for us. Dana explained clearly the whole process and managed to get everyone doing their job quickly... so the time spent between our first visits and the moving in was ONLY 3 months !
Dana has been FABULOUS with me. I was a nervous, ill-informed, first time home buyer back in 2008 and she really walked me through the process and explained it all. She was extremely responsive and knew about the areas that I was looking in. She helped me narrow down specific things that I would not negotiate on, in a home. Since buying my lovely home, I have been in contact with Dan several times for advise on other properties as well as market values. Though my sale has been complete for 4 years, she still remains responsive, helpful, kind and informative. Her service and care for her customers cannot be matched by any other realtor. She is truly a gem and NO ONE will ever be dissatisfied with her remarkable knowledge, professionalism and service. I HIGHLY recommend her!!!!
I was looking for apartments as investments. Dana did an expert job in researching the right area, advising on how to make a careful offer and making sure that I had all the important tools to be able to rent (How to do a background check, example of lease, etc). She listened to my unique needs and helped me get started my new Real Estate investment adventure. Dana is a true professional any buyer, seller or renter can really count on for the best result.Thank you Dana for your dedication and talented professionalism.
C. Weiss
Dana was supremely helpful in locating the right house for us and in navigating us through the process. She is very experienced and well-organized and kept us apprised of issues we should keep in mind from the very beginning of our house-hunt through the end. She was always available and returned messages promptly. Despite the complications of our work schedules and travel issues, Dana was very flexible and ensured that we could sign necessary documents through convenient electronic means. She made sure that the sellers took care of all the issues they were supposed to handle (we had had a bad experience in that regard with an agent in the past). In sum, she was a pleasure to work with, and impressed me with her sense of responsibility and professionalism.
G. Rota
Dana was always available and provided us very useful advice. Her French is perfect. Thanks again.
Dana was instrumental in our quick and successful sale. She understands the area, the repairs/improvements that will facilitate selling, and how to market a home. She helped us in coordinating the preparation of the home for market, as we were half-way across the country. I highly recommend that you consider use of Dana's services.
Anthony & Jean
Moving to Bethesda from France was no easy task, but working with Dana made it very enjoyable! We gave her our criteria and she found a wide range of houses for us to look at during our week long stay. She never gave us the impression that it was "mission impossible" to find a house in three days....in fact she dedicated 3 days to us to make it happen!! Her preparation before our visit was excellent, and her follow up was very professional, thorough and greatly appreciated. We were well informed and guided through the process of buying a house and would recommend Dana to anyone buying, renting or selling a house in the DC area.
Dana is a true professional and provides high-level service to her clients. She is very knowledgeable in residential real estate transactions. She is attentive to detail. She was responsive to almost every call and email. She worked tirelessly to get us through two very stressful transactions at the same time. Overall, Dana was great to work with and I strongly recommend her to both buyers and sellers.
Dana did a remarkable job under a tight deadline and numerous constraints. She was always very responsive and her realtor skills were impressive. I would strongly recommend her to anyone. She is also bilingual in French which was a huge advantage for international buyers like us.
R. Hughes
Dana is a true professional. She assisted us with the sale of our house with everything from staging, pricing and marketing. At every turn she was on the mark. We sold the house in one week from the time it hit the MLS. We even got our listing price in a tough sellers market! Dana also helped us find our new horse farm at the same time. She listened to our unique needs and helped make a longtime dream of ours come true. Dana shepherded both transaction all the way through closings on the same day. We have worked with many agents before but Dana is by far the best ever. She is not only professional but she is also energetic and a delightful and class person to work with. Thank you again Dana
D. Cvach
Dana did an outstanding job helping me find and buy a home in Washington, DC, while I was still living overseas. She was extremely responsive and helpful in walking me through the specific procedures involved by my diplomatic status. I wholeheartedly recommend her. David Cvach, French Embassy in Washington, DC
C. Seibert
Being a new incomer in US, and Bethesda in particular, I highly appreciated Dana's skills which are top professional. Also her dedication and involvement all along the process were helpful to understand how this market works and to make the good choice in relation with our resources and objectives. Dana's extended understanding of French not only language but also point of view was a great incentive at the beginning, but I was in fact much more impressed at the end by her fairness. A definitely reliable and invaluable agent.
David V.
Very professional and friendly service provided by Dana. We would highly recommend her for all new buyers, especially for those with limited knowledge of the region and the US system. Her perfect knowledge of French is another strong asset!
Dana is a consummate real estate professional who understands your requirements and helps you to go through this complicated process of buying or selling an asset with relative ease. She understands the nuances of DC and Maryland market intricately and provides excellent insights for your transaction. Having done both selling and buying transactions with her help, I whole-heartedly recommend Dana
Marc V
My wife and I worked with Dana to purchase a single family home in Arlington, VA and to sell our condo in NW DC. It's not exaggerating to say that we couldn't have done it without her. We were originally thinking that we might want to go it without an agent and save some money. But the system just doesn't easily support that, and in this economy the amount of negotiation required would have been overwhelming without someone to guide you through the process and the paperwork. Dana is a total pro and a pleasure to work with. She always answered her phone and always provided well-researched answers to our questions. When we sold our condo in early 2010, we were prepared to take a significant loss. But with Dana's help, we got multiple offers, sold within two weeks of listing, and closed at $5,000 above our asking price. I'd highly recommend her to anyone in the DC metro area.
Pallavi C
Dana is not just an excellent and meticulous realtor, but also a great individual. She put us at ease from the beginning of the sales process, helped us in coming up with the best price for the house, worked hard on the open house and finally got our house sold in 4 days in this tough market. She was available for us all the time and anytime until we got to the settlement. It's been a pleasure to know her and work with her.

Award-winning Bethesda Specialist. Find or sell your Bethesda home. Luxury Homes. Relocations to Washington DC area. 1st time buyers, foreign nationals, A1 diplomats. "Agent immobilier bilingue".