Joseph Himali is an associate broker with more than 17 years of experience in residential real estate brokerage. He is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He specializes in luxury, historic and architecturally significant properties in Washington and the surrounding suburbs. In addition to selling single-family homes, he has expert knowledge of the intricacies involved in purchasing and selling condos & cooperative properties.Joseph is in the top 1% of all agents nationwide in sa les, but what separates Joseph from other agents is his extensive and detailed knowledge of the real estate industry (see below for details). He uses that knowledge and his analytical approach to the business provide his clients a more thoughtful and precise manner in which to buy and sell real estate.For example, for sellers in 2015 he sold 100% of the listings he took, in an average of 14 days for an average of 101% of their original list price. For buyers he provides them with concierge-level service including making arrangements for moving, providing contractors to work on homes his client's purchase and continuous follow up after settlement takes place.As a native Washingtonian, Joseph has in-depth knowledge of DC's varied neighborhoods as well as the suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. Before becoming a REALTOR®, Joseph was an entrepreneur who owned a chain of toy stores in Washington and suburban Maryland. Joseph currently serves on the Board Advisory Forum of the Metropolitan Regional Informatio n Systems, Inc. (MRIS®), the second-largest multiple listing service in the world. He served on the MRIS Board of Directors for seven years.In 2014 he was elected by his peers to be the President of the Independent Real Estate Brokers Alliance (IREBA), a not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of independent brokers from around the globe. He was elected by his peers to be the 2009 President of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR), which represents 9,000 REALTORS® in Washington, DC, and Montgomery County. In addition, he previously served for seven years as a member of the board of directors of the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR). Further, he has served on the board of the Capital Area Realtor Federal Credit Union.In 2014 he received the "Master Networker" award from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. He received GCAAR's "Rookie of the Year" award in 1999 for having sold more properties than any other first year licensee in Washington, DC, and M ontgomery County that year.Joseph received special training in historic real estate through the National Trust for Historic Preservation In addition, he has earned both a "CRS" (Certified Residential Specialist) - a highly regarded mark of distinction th at less than 4 percent of all licensed REALTORS® in the world have achieved - and a "GRI" (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) designation, a benchmark that less than 10 percent of REALTORS® in the DC-metro area have earned. Joseph currently lives in an 1890 Qu een Anne Victorian in Garrett Park, MD. He is married and has a wonderful daughter.