Meet Our Team

TEAM LEAD and HEAD of STUFF at Living In Metro DC

Dave Kolakowski is "Head-of-Stuff" at Living In Metro DC and an area resident for over 45 years. He is a licensed Associate Broker in MD, DC & VA.

He brings to his clients a level of customer service he's developed throughout  28+ years in real estate. 

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, he practices a three-part approach to taking care of your business:
- First, he sees himself as your advisor, helping you clarify your goals. When your goals are clear, decision-making gets a lot easier.
- Second, he's a great negotiator. He'll treat your money like it's his own. You will never concede a penny more than is absolutely necessary.
- Finally, he oversees all the details about your transaction with precision. Missteps can cost you money. He has the logistical expertise to make sure your transaction is handled in the most efficient and effective way.

Every transaction in real estate requires unique problem-solving skills. Skills that are only developed over many decades and hundreds of transactions. He promises to utilize these skills and experiences to deliver for you each and every time

DuPont & Logan Specialist

James, a native of the Washington Metropolitan Area, has resided all across the DMV since birth, giving him insights into how the local market has evolved, and how the market will respond to a changing economy. An avid enthusiast of Thomas Jefferson, James firmly follows the maxim of lifelong learning, whether that be studying and using the latest technologies to ensure his listings are getting the most visibility for his clients or teaching his clients how to maximize true value in their purchases.

James believes that the key to making his clients successful is to take a detail-oriented approach to integrity -- to his clients' goals, his best practices, and the real estate profession. Having previously worked in commercial real estate in Paris, James knows that honesty and communication are fundamental to providing clients with the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Although he adored Paris, his love for the Washington Metro Area was stronger. He has lived in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County, and now calls Logan Circle his home. James spends his extra time exploring all corners of the area to discover the secrets and gems that are hidden here.  

We love what we do.

Our Team specializes in local home buying and selling. We effectively coordinate the purchase and sale of real estate, estate properties, residential homes, town-homes, condos, new construction, and land, based on our clients’ needs.

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Homes Sold


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