According to the partners of the firm DC Living Real Estate, LLC, the physical office has become obsolete. To them, a traditional office isn’t flexible, adaptable, or, above all, convenient for working or living. They view the office as an increasingly archaic leftover of industrial society in today’s hyper-connected infinitely mobile world.
“We prefer the idea of ‘Smart Work,’” says Managing Partner/Principal Broker P. L. Skip Singleton, Jr., Esq. “In today’s networked age, we no longer need to travel to work; instead, work travels with us wherever we go. Our agents chose to work more efficiently from home, or anywhere else they would like, rather than wasting hours commuting and unproductive time in the office.”
“Our firm’s business model is designed for efficient service which allows us more time and energy to enjoy living in this wonderful metropolitan area while seamlessly delivering a higher level of customer-first service,” says Partner Jason Skipworth.
DC Living® has always been on the forefront of the use of technology. It was the first ‘smart’ DC Metro area real estate firm in which sales professionals work wherever they go without limitations of a singular office. It also was the first Green/paperless office using electronic signatures, cloud storage, and other cutting-edge technologies. Agents appreciate the work-life balance/flexibility of the firm, while clients appreciate the instant personal communications with their agent and the efficient ways to conduct transactions.
“We embrace being a successful independent firm for 17 years; and, despite the numerous attempts to acquire or merge with us, we couldn’t imagine changing our enjoyable and personal way of conducting real estate business,” says Managing Partner Debbie Singleton. Despite its boutique size, DC Living® Professionals have consistently been in the Top 1% of all Realtors for successful annual sales and annually ranked “Best” by Washingtonian magazine in the DC Metro area.
Partners of the firm include Skip Singleton, Debbie Singleton, and Jason Skipworth; Property Manager Ed Lichorat; while Ed Lichorat, Bill Reuther, and James Rosebush are Associates who bring years of expertise to round out the dynamic boutique firm.
About the Partners
The Partners of the firm share in the leadership, strategic planning and decision-making on matters that impact the firm.
P.L. Skip Singleton, Jr., Esq.
Managing Partner/Principal Broker
2016 & 2017 Washingtonian – Platinum Top Producer Sales
Skip and his wife Debbie are one of the DC area’s most successful real estate sales teams – ranked in the “Top 1% of all DC area REALTORS” for successful sales each of the past 17 years, and they set that high standard of excellence for all DC Living® agents.
Skip previously was an attorney at a prominent law firm, and he also previously was a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With his strong skills and background, Skip serves his real estate clients at the highest level rarely seen in residential real estate.
2016 & 2017 Washingtonian – Platinum Top Producer Sales
Debbie has been a consistent top selling professional in the greater Washington, DC area for over 19 years. For the past 17 years, she has teamed with her husband Skip where they are ranked in the “Top 1% of all DC Area REALTORS” for successful sales each year.
Debbie is energetic and dynamic: she enjoys fitness and is a supporter of animal rescue. In addition to her current successful real estate career, she enjoyed a successful past career as owner of Debbie’s Famous Granola – an award-winning international specialty food company. Her energy and diverse sales and business experience are unique skills she brings to better serve her real estate clients at the highest level.
2015 City Paper “Best of DC” – Best Real Estate Agent Nominee 2016 Washingtonian – Top Producer 2016 & 2017 Washingtonian – Best DC Realtors: Washingtonian’s 101 Top Real Estate Agents 2016 Top Rated Real Estate Agents in Dupont Circle
Jason has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He was born and raised in Florence, Alabama, and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. After college, Jason held several positions with some of the nation’s leading Real Estate Investment Trust in Birmingham, Alabama, Denver, Colorado, and Washington D.C.
Jason’s experience in Financial & Operational Management provides his clients with attention to detail in every real estate transaction. His personal and caring approach are evident through his desire to make every real estate transaction smooth and stress-free.
The Property Manager of the firm provides full-service residential property management services in DC, VA and MD while managing a portfolio of rental homes and apartments with years of successful results.
Ed Lichorat was born and raised in Schenectady, New York, home of General Electric and American Locomotive. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of Saint Rose and an MBA from John’s Hopkins University.
Ed retired from an Executive Management position with the Federal Government after 32 years to lead DC Living Real Estate’s Property Management Division. Using his diverse experience in Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, and Management, Ed is well positioned to manage the important Property Management arm of the firm.
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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/smart_firm_delivers_customer-first_service_efficiently/13469.
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