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Kathy Byars



Kensington Office

3804 Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 Directions
Phone: 301-979-7270

Kathy brings to her clients a deep understanding of the local housing market housing, as only a true Washingtonian can. She sees her role not only as a realtor, but also as an educator providing guidance and advice to help her clients make informative decisions. Kathy builds her client relationships on trust and works proactively to set expectations to ensure the process runs smoothly.

An expert on pricing, Kathy views properties all the time as no two homes are alike. Photos can be deceiving, so she prides herself on taking the time to identify the properties that best suit the needs of her clients. Her knowledge and success in property listing gives her clients the edge, as Kathy develops a detailed strategy specific for each property.

Well regarded by her peers, Kathy is an expert negotiator and communicator. She ensures her clients are well represented in the buying/selling process. Proactive with her clients, she maintains her commitment well after the process is over.

A native Washingtonian, Kathy lives in Bethesda, in the same Parkwood neighborhood she grew up in, with her husband Dave and their son Matthew. Being married to a certified residential appraiser gives Kathy a broadened perspective. Kathy is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. An avid sports fan, she cheers on the Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and the Maryland Terrapins. A leader in her local community, Kathy works hard to give back and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 92 year old father. In her own time Kathy loves the opportunity to cook in her kitchen and play a round of golf.

How Kathy's Professionalism Will Benefit You in Selling Your Home for the Highest Price & Best Terms:

  • Extensive Market Knowledge

  • Dedication to Customer Service

  • Attention to details

  • A Wealth of Resources including: 

        1. A Network of Top Lenders

        2. Settlement Attorneys

        3. Trades People

        4. Other Service Providers

  • Positive Attitude

  • Wide-ranging Creativity

Licensed Maryland & Washington D.C.

  • Miller's Rookie of the Year 2002

  • GCAAR Top Producer 2003-2006

  • Long & Foster's Gold Team Producer 2007


  • Ongoing education for Real Estate practice in MD and DC

  • BS in Business Management & Marketing, University of Maryland at College Park - 1981


Served as the Assistant Vice President of Weaver Bros. Insurance Associates for 10 years where she managed the Personal Lines Insurance Department which included establishing the replacement cost value and insuring of homes

Managed the Wall Street Market Research Dept. of Cushman & Wakefield in Manhattan, which was the largest commercial leasing company in New York City


  • CBR Certified Buyer Representative

  • SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist


Remember Not All Realtors Are The Same . . . Before You Make Any Real Estate Decisions, Call Kathy First!

Licensed In

  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland


  • ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • SRES® - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Affiliated with

McEnearney Kensington

" Never have we valued the partnership with a realtor more. Kathy provided unparalleled market assessment and advice on all aspects of selling our home. We felt very confident in Kathy’s marketing prowess and followed every aspect of her advice. The result was a quick and efficient sale surpassing our expectations. We can’t emphasize enough the value of a career professional realtor, and Kathy is all this and more. Her clear and calm confidence was always reassuring. Not only was she our realtor, she was our cheerleader, therapist and leader through the process. "

– Scott & Cheryl I., Sellers

" We were thrilled with the outcome from the sale of our home. We benefited greatly from Kathy's professionalism and keen attention to detail, and appreciate the critical role she played throughout the process of selling our home."

– Alan & Alyson O.

" You gave good advice to us all through the process - referred us to great contractors and attended to every detail with a personal touch. Thank you again for all the work, care and success in selling our house."

– Gene & Nancy W., Sellers

" Thank you once again for being professional, patient, cooperative and gracious in so many ways during our transaction. You truly facilitated the sale."

– Barbara A., Agent

" Kathy handled the sale of our home beautifully, and we are so impressed by her. In less than 2 weeks, she accomplished what our previous agent could not do in over 5 months. She gave us excellent advice, all of which we followed, and she managed to get a ratified contract on our house in only 10 days. She is terrific."

– David & Amy P., Sellers

" Working with you has been a highlight of 2009 for me!"

– Joe L., Lender

" You exceeded our expectations as our Realtor. You handled every aspect of the transaction in a professional manner and made the whole process amazingly easy for us. Thank you for a job well done."

– Ann & Nick P., Sellers

" Kathy Byars of McEnearney Associates, Inc. is a delight to work with. She has the amazing combination of complete competence and yet is still friendly and approachable. She anticipates the needs of both the buyer and the seller and works hard to make the contract move forward smoothly. I will definitely recommend her services to my friends."

– Karen O., Seller

" In my 25 years in this business I have never had anyone be so helpful, especially without being a part of listing/sale. My heartfelt thanks to you for the incredible sharing and generous advice all throughout the transaction."

– Margie F., Colleague

" We could not have asked for a better agent!"

– John W. & Mike B., Sellers

" I would like to express our sincere gratitude for all that you have done for us. The entire selling process ran very smoothly. With our attention focused on our new house, your coordination with repair work was so helpful to us. You did a fantastic job maximizing the value of our home. You stepped up to every challenge, and there were several. Parkwood sellers are in good hands when they choose you to market their homes."

– Maria & Chris S., Sellers

" It was the honesty, straightforwardness of your reply, and your detailing of how you would equip yourself to deal with selling my house, which convinced me to choose you. And, I am extremely glad that I did. You were extremely thorough in all your research for marketin purposes, and meticulous yet enthusiastic in all the work of getting the house ready for sale. This included selecting and managing the people. The excellent sale price you achieved, substantially more than a local 'specialist' believed possible, shows how good your whole managing of the sale was. A very well earned feather in your cap!"

– Michael S., Seller

" I thought selling my house myself would be easy and save me money. Boy was I wrong. Thank you for rescuing me and doing a great job. Everything went so smoothly. Good luck and I am so glad you chose to work with Miller!"

– Rita B., Seller

" I don’t believe many Realtors voluntarily take on the extra work that you did. For this and the fact that everything ran so smoothly from the start to finish, I give my thanks."

– Bill S., Seller & Buyer

" After living in a house for 40 years, the thought of moving and selling a house seemed impossible. Thank you for helping us and holding our hands. We love both you and living at Riderwood!"

– George & Carolyn S., Sellers

" Thanks for taking care of all the details. You’re the best!"

– Mel A., Seller & Buyer

" Thank you for seeing us through the most difficult time of our lives. You have always maintained a professional and positive attitude and enthusiastically gone that extra mile. We are grateful for the attention you have paid to the smallest of details. I very much appreciated your patience in walking my parents and I through the enormous amount of legal documents and answering or finding the answer to the myriad number of questions we each had. You and the other professionals in the real estate business you recommended to us have been a pleasure to work with. I would be honored to be of assistance to you as a reference."

– Chris G., Seller & Buyer

" We chose Kathy to represent us because she demonstrated a level of commitment and attention to detail that was head and shoulders above the other two seasoned veterans. We wanted to make you all at WC & AN Miller know what a gem of an agent you have in Kathy!"

– Catherine K. & Karen H., Sellers

" We never imagined selling and buying a house within a 30 day period could be possible, much less done so smoothly. We really appreciate all of the resources you gave us access to in preparing our home for sale and to make the right buying decision. We can say with certainty if we were represented by anyone else, we would not have been able to purchase our dream house. Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty!"

– Javad & Yoko N., Sellers & Buyers

" Because of Kathy’s knowledge, experience and creative thinking, in a world that is a buyers market, we were able to sell our home in just six days. In our eyes that is very impressive and what separates Kathy from your average agent!"

– Diane & Steve A., Sellers

" Calling Kathy was the best call I made about selling my house!"

– Gwen L., Seller

" A big thank you for being such a great Realtor and helping us find a home we love! In our months of looking, you have been utterly professional, conscientious (helping to find every bit of information we needed) and cheerful, taking care of all the details for us while making it all look effortless, which we know as not. Count us among your fans!"

– Andy E. & Melissa B., Buyers