Agent Profile

Cynthia Howar

Cynthia Howar

Sales Associate

office: 202-297-6000

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  • Agent Profile
    DESIGNATIONS:
    Green Realtor through the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

    LICENSED IN:
    District of Columbia
    Maryland
    Virginia

    MARKET/NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED:
    All close-in neighborhoods in Northwest DC, Northern VA and Maryland, including: Georgetown, Wesley Heights, Spring Valley, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Kalorama and Forest Hills, McLean, Arlington, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac

    LANGUAGES:
    French

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Cynthia Howar is consistently ranked as a top-producing real estate agent in the Washington, DC, area. With more than 30 years of business, legal, sales and strategic marketing experience in several industries, she brings a wealth of resources to any real estate transaction. As a third-generation Washingtonian from a family of DC-based developers, she has a lifetime understanding of the Washington, Virginia and Maryland markets.

    Prior to becoming a full-time agent in 2004, Cynthia was educated in the healthcare field, worked as a telecommunications attorney and as a consultant in health informatics and telemedicine. She has been an executive in several companies and seamlessly applies this same work ethic to her real estate business, successfully utilizing her management, problem-solving and negotiating skills on behalf her clients.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    - Member, GCAAR, NAR
    - Member, California and DC Bar Associations
    - Past Board of Visitors, Childrens' National Medical Center
    - Past Member, American Telemedicine Association
    - Past Member, ASTM
    - Past Member National Defense Industries Association
    - Past Member, American Association of Association Executives

    EDUCATION:
    - J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
    - Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Doctoral Studies in Psychology and Environmental Psychology
    - B.S. Trinity College, Hartford, CT
    - Graduate of Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL), ,a leadership training program for senior executive women in business
    - Studies in Fine Art and Architecture: Art League of Alexandria, Corcoran School of Art, University of Iowa, City College of New York, Hunter College

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT:
    - President, Hillandale Homeowners Association, 2007-2016
    - Washington, DC, Chapter of the Alzheimers' Foundation
    - Marshall Legacy Foundation
    - Childrens' Defense Fund
    - I Have a Dream Foundation

    OUTSIDE INTERESTS:
    Tennis, Art, Architecture, Travel and the Culinary Arts
    Ms. Howar is also an artist, whose watercolor and oil paintings have been in juried shows in the DC metropolitan area.

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  • My Testimonials

    We have known Cindy personally and professionally for many years and highly recommend her as a real estate agent. She is consummately professional and well connected within the local community. Her intimate knowledge of Washington, DC, and Georgetown were invaluable when we sold both of our homes in Hillandale. She brought the perfect balance of experience, diplomacy and perseverance and was able to sell both of our homes in what was then a difficult market environment. She is clearly one of the premier realtors in the Washington, DC, area.

    GW & RW
    July 15, 2014


    We have just closed on the purchase of a house in the Hillandale area of Washington, DC. Our agent was Ms. Cindy Howar. Ms. Howar has been excellent in all aspects of this transaction. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and, at the same time, helpful and considerate. We certainly would recommend her to our friends and acquaintances.

    TR
    June 04, 2014


    We have just closed on the purchase of a house in the Hillandale area of Washington, DC (4010 Highwood Court). Our agent was Ms. Cindy Howar. Ms. Howar has been excellent in all aspects of this transaction. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and, at the same time, helpful and considerate. We certainly would recommend her to our friends and acquaintances.

    Ilse and Thomas Rubio
    June 04, 2014


    Many thanks for your kind regards about the contract on my 3962 Georgetown Court listing. You've been such a wonderful help as the leader in this community as "THE" Hillandale authority. Your kindness and professionalism had been generous and sincere with answering questions small and large.

    While you have known socially my sellers for years, that never tainted your help. I can only hope to emulate such ethics and professionalism in my future. It is such uncompromising standards that has drawn me to this profession.

    My thanks again,

    Matthew G Smith
    Long & Foster "Gateway"

    Matthw Smith
    September 23, 2013


    "[Cynthia Howar] provided great market knowledge and clearly worked very hard.
    Most importantly, she managed to get the deal to settlement (at a good price) despite
    extraordinarily challenging market conditions." PR 4/10/10

    "Cynthia is among the 'best of the best' and is dedicated to the successful completion
    of objectives by both BUYERS & SELLERS. That is a talent seldom seen in today's
    market. My wife and I had a wonderful experience with her help and are now in a lovely
    home that took months for us to find-if only we had found Cynthia a little sooner!" MH,
    March 31, 2010 (hired in 2009)

    "Cindy is the most personable and savvy realtor I have worked with. I would recommend
    her to anyone in the DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area." AL, March 22, 2010
    (hired 2008)

    "My husband and I worked with Cindy to rent our townhome. She came to our rescue
    after another rental agreement did not work out. She was right on the situation, helping
    us find another tenant immediately. She was very tenacious, understanding, supportive
    and very honest. I felt through the whole process she was by our side, helping us find a
    solution to our predicament, and she did." PA, March 19, 2010

    "Cynthia Howar has always proven herself to be reliable, detail oriented and focused
    on my goals and needs. She has a broad network that she draws upon and is persistent
    and thorough. Her experience and familiarity with DC has proven invaluable. I highly
    recommend her to meet the needs of anyone looking to move to the Washington area."
    GW, March 16, 2010 (hired 2008 for 1st time)

    "Cynthia was very responsive, thorough in her research and a genuine pleasure to work
    with as a realtor." EA, March 15, 2010 (hired in 2009)

    "We are very grateful for meeting Cindy Howar. We moved back to DC after 22
    years in Europe. Cindy helped us get readjusted, select the right neighborhood for us,
    and view over 40 houses all over DC. At the end, we found our dream house, and Cindy
    helped us with designers, architects, and furniture stores. She was always very courteous, knowledgable and prompt. Great agent and a wonderful person." DR, 8/19/2013

    Cindy did a great job selling our home in Hillandale for what at the time was
    the highest price for a sale of a house on that block. But that was nothing compared to
    the outstanding job she did finding our new home for us. We wanted to move to the
    Kalorama area of Washington DC but no houses were on the market. Cindy sent letters
    to owners of those homes which met our desired criteria, found several outstanding
    properties from which to choose, and successfully negotiated a fair price. She is a true
    professional and exactly what you would hope to find in a real estate agent." SD, 8/21/
    2013

    "As a professional in the real estate industry I know dozens of residential real
    estate agents and had lots of options when it came time to choose a real estate agent to
    list my home. I chose to list my home with Cynthia Howar because of her experience,
    knowledge of the market, professionalism, integrity, negotiating skills, dedication and
    ability to get my home sold with the highest yield in the shortest amount of time. During
    the entire process Cynthia provided me with detailed prospect reports, updates on sales,
    competition in the market, as well as her opinions based on her strong market knowledge
    and facts. She coordinated all of the open-houses, showings, paper work and made the
    process as seamless as possible. Her friendly calming demeanor disguises her intense
    intellect and hard-working character.
    If you are looking for an agent capable of making your home selling or buying
    experience as seamless and successful as possible, look no further! Cynthia Howar has
    earned my highest endorsement and recommendation." WF, 8/26/2013

    "Cindy proved herself to be an invaluable asset in our home buying experience
    She conducts herself with integrity, professionalism and warmth, and was a pleasure to
    work with. I particularly valued her honesty - she does not sugar coat matters, but rather
    calls them as they are. This is a rare attribute in this industry.
    She is also a Washington 'Insider' - her years of professional experience in and
    around DC in a variety of different roles means you will get a level of insight from her
    that is beyond the reach of regular agents. That extends to all aspects of the home buying
    and selling experience. I would have no reservations in endorsing her to prospective
    home buyers or sellers." BJ, 8/27/2013


    September 13, 2013


    She is also a Washington “Insider” — her years of professional experience in and around DC in a variety of different roles means you will get a level of insight from her that is beyond the reach of regular agents. That extends to all aspects of the home buying and selling experience. I would have no reservations in endorsing her to prospective home buyers or sellers.

    BJ
    August 27, 2013


    As a professional in the real estate industry I know dozens of residential real estate agents and had lots of options when it came time to choose a real estate agent to list my home. I chose to list my home with Cynthia Howar because of her experience, knowledge of the market, professionalism, integrity, negotiating skills, dedication and ability to get my home sold with the highest yield in the shortest amount of time. During the entire process Cynthia provided me with detailed prospect reports, updates on sales, competition in the market, as well as her opinions based on her strong market knowledge and facts. She coordinated all of the open houses, showings, paperwork and made the process as seamless as possible. Her friendly, calming demeanor disguises her intense intellect and hard-working character.

    If you are looking for an agent capable of making your home-selling or -buying experience as seamless and successful as possible, look no further! Cynthia Howar has earned my highest endorsement and recommendation.

    WF
    August 26, 2013


    Cindy did a great job selling our home in Hillandale for what at the time was the highest price for a sale of a house on that block. But that was nothing compared to the outstanding job she did finding our new home for us. We wanted to move to the Kalorama area of Washington DC but no houses were on the market. Cindy sent letters to owners of those homes which met our desired criteria, found several outstanding properties from which to choose, and successfully negotiated a fair price. She is a true professional and exactly what you would hope to find in a real estate agent

    SD
    August 21, 2013


    We are very grateful for meeting Cindy Howar. We moved back to DC after 22 years in Europe. Cindy helped us get readjusted, select the right neighborhood for us, and view over 40 houses all over DC. At the end, we found our dream house, and Cindy helped us with designers, architects, and furniture stores. She was always very courteous, knowledgeable and prompt.
    Great agent and a wonderful person.

    DR
    August 19, 2013


    [Cynthia Howar] provided great market knowledge and clearly worked very hard. Most importantly, she managed to get the deal to settlement (at a good price) despite extraordinarily challenging market conditions.

    PR
    April 10, 2010


    Cynthia is among the “best of the best” and is dedicated to the successful completion of objectives by both BUYERS & SELLERS. That is a talent seldom seen in today’s market. My wife and I had a wonderful experience with her help and are now in a lovely home that took months for us to find—if only we had found Cynthia a little sooner!

    MH
    March 31, 2010


    Cindy is the most personable and savvy realtor I have worked with. I would recommend her to anyone in the DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area.

    AL
    March 22, 2010


    My husband and I worked with Cindy to rent our townhome. She came to our rescue after another rental agreement did not work out. She was right on the situation, helping us find another tenant immediately. She was very tenacious, understanding, supportive and very honest. I felt through the whole process she was by our side, helping us find a solution to our predicament, and she did.

    PA
    March 19, 2010


    Cindy proved herself to be an invaluable asset in our home buying experience. She conducts herself with integrity, professionalism and warmth, and was a pleasure to work with. I particularly valued her honesty — she does not sugar coat matters, but rather calls them as they are. This is a rare attribute in this industry.

    Cynthia Howar has always proven herself to be reliable, detail-oriented and focused on my goals and needs. She has a broad network that she draws upon and is persistent and thorough. Her experience and familiarity with DC has proven invaluable. I highly recommend her to meet the needs of anyone looking to move to the Washington area.

    GW
    March 16, 2010


    Cynthia was very responsive, thorough in her research and a genuine pleasure to work with as a realtor.

    EA
    March 15, 2010