Charlene is the founder and principle Broker for SearchLight Properties, a real estate and property management company. She founded the company on good old-fashioned values and is always willing to go the extra mile to provide her clients with service that is unsurpassed!!! As a real estate investor herself, she takes the time to educate her clients so they can make smart real estate decisions. She entered the real estate industry after 14 years of experience working in Corporate America for large organizations including Knott’s Berry Farm, Pictsweet, Comcast, and American Greetings. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and has a background in marketing and successfully utilizes those skills to assist buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions and investors with their property management needs. Charlene is a savvy real estate investor and well-rounded businesswoman who strongly believes in providing exceptional service to her clients. Her greatest passion is helping people make smart financial decisions so they can reach their financial goals. Selling real estate allows her to continue to educate people on how to make powerful real estate decisions that enable them to take control of not only their financial well-being, but their future!
Luis brings a broad background of experiences to his career as a real estate agent. Luis has spent a decade in the wine industry, and has moved through positions in sales, operations, and production.
Luis is a graduate of UNLV with a degree in Business Marketing and Management as well as a degree in Wine Business. Luis also has received a Master in Business Administration from Penn State.
Luis and Diana are both products of small business owners, and have followed in their parents footsteps by creating and managing their own fleet of catering trucks on the weekend.
Luis Gonzales brings both an overall love of real estate and a deep sense of responsibility to his role as a Washington DC area Licensed Real Estate Agent and recognized REALTOR®.
Luis is a native Washingtonian that is known as the DC Real Estate Guy. He knows Washington DC, unlike most, as he has lived here, worked here and played here his entire life. As well, he is married to a beautiful Metro Transit Police Officer and is a devoted father to three beautiful boys that attend a renowned DC Public Charter School. In addition, Luis has personally purchased, renovated and sold nearly 50 properties throughout Washington DC, Maryland & Florida as one of the leading Fix & Flip Investors in our Nations Capital. You will often here him say, "Being born and raised here, I've seen the city change for the better right before my eyes." This motivated Luis to secure his real estate license in response to the shortage of licensed real estate agents that truly understood the changing landscape of the Washington DC marketplace.
He's built a loyal following by always listening first to fully understand his clients' wants and needs; making sure they understand both the significance of each decision they make and each document they sign; putting their best interests ahead of closing another deal; and being available and responsive to them when they need him most. Whether it takes a day or a year to find the perfect home, he’s pushy.
Regardless, if Luis is working for the seller, the buyer or a renter, he is a fierce and skillful negotiator – a skill he says he developed as a kid doing door-to-door sales and later perfected owning multiple successful businesses.
Luis is a proud Member of the National Association of REALTORS® as well as the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®. He specializes in helping locals, Executives, International Clients, Foreign Diplomats and Professional Athletes sell, buy and rent homes throughout Washington DC and the surrounding area.
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