Rachel Best's Bio
CDPE, CID, LEED AP, 203K Specialist
Rachel is a self professed workaholic with an entrepreneurial spirit that is undying! She started her own business at the age of 10 breaking & training local “problem ponies” in the neighborhood (yes, she even had business cards!) — a business woman from the start! In middle school, Rachel discovered her affinity for interior design & embarked on a path to take her to the top of the interior design industry.
After completing her BA in Interior Design & spending nearly 10 years in the design industry, working on both national & international design projects with an Annapolis based design firm, Rachel decided to indulge herself in the entire home ownership process…from helping people sell their current home to helping them find the perfect one, Rachel has it covered! Rachel puts her design background to use by assisting her buyers with seeing the hidden potential in properties & helping her sellers by offering free home staging services to assure their homes sell for more & in less time.
Prior to her career in interior design, Rachel spent several years working with her then business partner to import from Germany, train & sell Olympic level dressage horses — often times for well into the 6 figures! Rachel spends her free time riding, playing with her English Bull Terriers & enjoying time on the farm with her husband & two daughters. With a passion for meeting new people & learning new things, Rachel is constantly networking & developing new programs & standards to market her properties to the fullest extent. Her insatiable appetite to learn, grow & exceed her client’s expectations sets her apart & is proving to catapult her to the forefront of the industry.
-- Jul 2016
I have previously bought a house with Rachel’s assistance and this time I had the honor of using her expertise when selling my home. Rachel was very understanding of my situation, which was unique in itself and got my home sold for market value under timeframe constrictions. I hope to do buy or sell with Rachel in the future.
-- Jun 2016
I can’t say enough good things about Rachel. Let me begin by stating that our buying experience was not your normal routine affair. It was anything but. My husband and I changed our minds a number of times and one time in particular were pretty far a long in the process. Rachel was a pro. She took the changes and our requests in stride and always had helpful advice on how to make our (dream) retirement come true. We are settled in our new home and couldn’t be more happy. Thank you Rachel and thanks also to her fantastic assistant, Carey. They make a great team. They are professional but each have a great sense of humor; a must in this business. I know for a fact that without her, we would have “settled” and not be in our beautiful new home.
-- Jun 2016
Rachel is extremely knowledgeable in homes. She can see the larger picture, and helps you in seeing yourself in each individual home. She is honest, and will never push you into any home you are not comfortable with. She recently helped me find my first home, and I could not be happier. The process was seamless, and she has great recommendations for title agencies, etc. Overall, this was the best experience I could have had!
-- May 2016
Rachel has great knowledge of the market and excellent knowledge of housing – from outside structure to interior, she knows the rules and regulations and gives helpful insight and context to each home we’ve seen with her. She is much more interested in finding you a good match for your family than making a quick commission. We’ve really enjoyed working with her so far and hope to find our new home soon!
-- Apr 2016
I was a first-time homebuyer, and nervous as I am by nature, I wanted to find a realtor to work with who I knew could help me both find and purchase a house for my family and I that we would love, and also help me through every step of the way in order for my nerves to be set at ease. I was blessed to find Rachel. She truly is, as her name states, the BEST!! From start to finish, she was professional, helpful, kind, considerate, and I truly felt as though I had someone in my corner throughout the home buying process. If you are looking to purchase a home, I would truly recommend Rachel. She and her associate, Carey, were helpful, prompt, attentive and professional through every turn. The knowledge of the area, market values, home inspections, mortgage lenders, etc., has got to be unmatched. The greatest.
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