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Betsy Carson


call or text 703-599-9494

McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

Responsive. Realistic. Results. That’s Betsy’s mantra as a real estate professional, and one of the many reasons why her business is 98% referral based. Betsy tries to make the real estate process as seamless and painless as possible for her buyers and sellers. She treats each of them as though they were her one and only client, and truly believes in “Real Estate by the Golden Rule”.

“My client’s needs and satisfaction are extremely important. The key to a successful purchase or sale is being informed, confident, and guided by a knowledgeable, ethical agent who promises ‘real’ facts and no surprises. That’s who I am, and what I strive to offer.”

Licensed since 1985, Betsy’s interest in real estate stemmed from three decades of moving every couple years – across town, across the country, even across the ocean. Now in her 23rd home, she has lived in five different states, two foreign countries, even designed and built two homes with her husband. Betsy is expert at helping buyers envision the potential of each property they see and ultimately finding them the perfect home. Preparing a property to go on the market can be a daunting experience for sellers, but one Betsy makes easier along with the help of her stager/designer.

“Homemaking was the best ‘work history’ one could have for becoming a Realtor,” she says. “I got my real estate license because I wanted to be the kind of agent I always wished for during all the years of moving, but rarely had: someone who cared enough to be prepared to work within my tight timeframe of finding a home. I want the search for your new home and the sale of your major investment to be stress-free and end happily. I aim to keep things simple and streamlined for every buyer and seller.”

Betsy has listed and sold homes throughout Northern Virginia from Waterford to Mount Vernon, and Bristow to McLean. She previously lived in Vienna and Clifton, and now resides in McLean. Though the market is constantly changing, one thing never does: her commitment – to keeping up with trends and technology, to providing superior client service, to helping people achieve their goals, and to having fun along the way.

Licensed In

  • Virginia


  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • ePro - Internet Specialist

" Real estate needs more agents like you -- thinking of others and passing the word. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness."

– D.S. Senior Loan Officer

" It would have been impossible for any agent to have exceeded Betsy's level of service. She hung in there through mold & the Buyer's 11th hour loss of financing. Betsy kept "the train on the track" - she was terrific."

– M.K.

" Working with Betsy Carson on a recent transaction proved to be a very pleasant and refreshing experience. She was able to represent the best interests of her client while fostering an amicable and productive relationship with me. Betsy is a true professional and I look forward to working with her again in the future!"

– D. H. Agent at RE/MAX Gateway

" Betsy was very helpful and adjusted her approach to our needs. She was very responsive."

– C.A. Vienna, VA

" Betsy is the best - she goes the extra mile; is extremely experienced & guides the seller appropriately; she got me to someone who helped me decide between selling and renting. What is notable is how quickly the property sold - Betsy holding an open house even after we had a contract proposal turned out to be a key factor in selling the house."

– K.M., Oakton, Virginia

" Working with Betsy Carson on a recent transaction proved to be a very pleasant and refreshing experience. She was able to represent the best interests of her client while fostering an amicable and productive relationship with me. Betsy is a true professional and I look forward to working with her again in the future!"

– D. H, Agent at RE/MAX Gateway

" Betsy Carson is honest, customer oriented, market savvy, persistent, and totally attentive to detail. She is the very best Realtor we have known in over 40 years of buying and selling properties. Her recent management of a sale for us was the key to maximizing our net profit, and minimizing the time it was listed. We could have sold the property "by owner", but we would not have netted as much profit, after selling expenses, and we would have spent much more time and hassle. Her professional guidance and orchestration of the process, and her critical role in the final negotiations, were crucial to our very successful sale."

– C.P. Alexandria, VA

" Betsy, I'm not sure I can express in words how much Steve and I appreciate your help with the house sale and purchase! We are forever grateful for your endless efforts on all fronts and your commitment to finding us the perfect house/contract. You exemplify "integrity in action"!"

– D. N. Oak Hill. VA

" Betsy was referred to us by one of her past clients at a time when we needed her the most. Our home had been on the market for too long with no contracts or real interest. Betsy swooped in, and in no time got us going in the right direction. We made a few rather minor changes to our home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. After making the house "market ready" Betsy did a thorough pricing analysis showing us where our home should be positioned for the current market conditions ... several thousand dollars less than where it had been priced with our previous listing agent. Betsy held the house open most every weekend, and also had an open house for Brokers. We appreciated that Betsy kept in touch with us almost on a daily basis with emails or phone calls giving us feedback on showings, sign calls, and what her next marketing step was going to be. The end of the story is that in a tough market we were excited to get a strong contract, in a short amount of time, and were able to move on."

– P.G., Herndon, Virginia

" I recommend Betsy Carson highly as your real estate agent. While employed as my listing agent Betsy demonstrated true professionalism in all respects. She is knowledgeable of the current real estate market, completely transparent and upfront (you always know what is going on) in her actions, provides realistic advice in accordance with your goals, knows all the tricks of the trade, is easy to work with, and is tenacious in her dealings on your behalf with buyers. She helped me sell my house in a tough market for a more than acceptable price and within my very restrictive time constraints. Betsy is a true full time and experienced agent who throughout the process of selling shows how much she loves her job, and how it truly is her profession."

– R. S., Vienna, Virginia

" Hello Betsy & Happy New Year, Thank you for showing David & me the town home on Friday. We appreciate you making time for us at the last minute. I have to tell you that you are by far the best Realtor that I have met in Virginia. You are personable, honest and knowledgeable. I like to think that you and I are alike in how we treat clients."

– CT, an agent

" We LOVED working with her. Betsy is knowledgeable, insightful, experienced and accessible. She is determined and fiercely loyal to her clients. Very honest."

– L. S. - Vienna, Virginia