The Seward-Group values our clients’ highest and best interest above all else.
We offer our clients a Full-Spectrum Concierge Real Estate Service at all price points, assisting with every step of the process from beginning to end.
We are seasoned and effective negotiators, creative problem solvers, and skilled marketers. We are true professionals who help navigate the home buying and selling process in a low-stress environment, while always fiercely and diplomatically representing our clients’ financial objectives. Our business philosophy and accomplishments are built on decades of effective business, market knowledge, and sales experience. We give exceptional service to our clients and treat them as our family.
We are proud Premier Sponsors of the local non-profit Vetoga, who provide Yoga, Mindfulness and Healing Arts to Veterans, Active Duty, and their families.
Stay tuned for the date of the 5th annual Vetoga fundraising Gala in 2021.
We are also involved in our neighborhood communities and a variety of other local charitable organizations, including City Dogs Animal Rescue, EcoAction Arlington, UCM, and Mount Vernon at Home. To help us maintain balance, we fill our free time with laughter, family, travel, baseball games, hanging with our rescue pups, dining out and, of course, exercising!
We appreciate the gift of work from our clients and the gift of service to our communities.
"We've known Lyssa as a friend for 20+ years, but this was the first time we hired her as our seller agent. Lyssa worked her butt off for us and has amazing energy... Running around to make sure all the finishing touches were perfect, answering our emails, calls and texts at all hours, always giving us the feeling that she was dedicated to us! Lyssa collaborated throughout her vast network of colleagues to make sure our home was seen far and wide. She knew our neighborhood inside and out and could sell not only our home, but a way of life for a family. Lyssa sold our home in 21 days to a family moving half way across the country. Lyssa understood that selling our home was very emotional for us, she was with us throughout to make it a smooth transition. Thank you, Lyssa!!"
"The Seward-Group has represented us two times. Six years ago, Lyssa helped us buy our our townhouse. Recently she helped us sell our home and buy a new one. Our recent purchase was very challenging, and Lyssa guided us through it all with grace and good humor. She remained very professional even at times when I thought I would lose it completely. As for the sale of our house. She got us a contract even as nothing else in our neighborhood was moving, and we didn't have to drop our price below market value as some others were doing. With the support of her staging team, our house looked amazing. She did an amazing job making sure our house appraised at the sale price. She has an extensive list of top-notch contractors and she will even bring a contractor on home viewings to help brainstorm upgrade ideas - especially helpful if you're shopping for a fixer-upper as we were. We were especially impressed with the lender she recommended. After shopping for several, we picked her go-to guy and that was probably one of the best decisions we made. Lyssa and her crew are the A-team in Northern Virginia."
"Brittanie was a fantastic choice for us as first time home buyers. Through our search, she was always willing to talk through the pros and cons of each choice, and never pushed us to make a decision we weren't comfortable with. When we decided to make an offer, Brittanie dug in, reaching out to the seller's agent and making sure we had the best bid possible - which led to an extremely quick and easy negotiation, and a contract nearly immediately. During the month between bid and closing, Brittanie was exactly the calming presence we needed - always willing to jump on the phone or text when we had yet another question, there to offer reassurance when we were getting overwhelmed, and making sure to check in to see how we were handling the process, frequently. (Something I'm so grateful for!) With her guidance we had a smooth and quick closing. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, and highly recommend Brittanie to anyone looking for a calming and knowledgeable presence during their home buying process!"
"What sets Melody apart from other agents is her commitment to her clients. The effort Melody takes to help her clients, the extent to which she looks out for their interests, and her tireless focus on doing her best for her clients truly make working with her an incredibly positive experience. With Melody, you honestly feel that she cares about you and wants what is best for you rather than you just being another client. I would not use anybody else to buy or sell a home."
“Anita, thank you so much for going over and above to help us through this difficult phase for our transition to retirement! You are absolutely awesome (#anitarocks) and a great friend!”
"Professional, personable and enthusiastic, Lyssa went above and beyond in her efforts to sell our house. When we left the area, she handled our house like it was her own, visiting it daily and aggressively marketing it. When any issues arose, she addressed them immediately and communicated with us in a clear concise manner. This is the 13th house we have owned and Lyssa and her team, by far, are the best realtors we have ever dealt with. I highly recommend her and would use her again if we move back to the Washington, D.C. area."
"I had been dreading for months the process of selling my condo, but a referral to Melody proved to be a game changer. She was professional, personable and attentive and made a difficult experience easy. I was and remain profoundly grateful."
"I found Brittanie through a mutual friend and I could not be more grateful for the recommendation. She's too good at her job and just a lovely human — even though she's a machine! She's got all the traits, qualities and skills that other top agents have but in my experience, what separates her from other agents is her ability to read and understand her client. Lots of agents can help you close on a home, Brittanie has the knowledge and intuition to determine if you'll be happy after you move in. There's nothing she can't handle. I plan on using her to grow my investment property portfolio. I almost don't want to share her!"
"If you or a friend find yourself moving to/from the D.C, VA, or MD area and are looking to buy/sell a house, I would highly recommend our agent, Ms. Laura Catron. She was absolutely wonderful and provided the best home buying experience we've ever had! Impeccable service, great attitude, and highly responsive. She's also a real estate lawyer, providing an unmatched attention to detail throughout the entire process. I've included contact info below. Thanks again Laura Catron!"
I HIGHLY recommend Laura Catron! I was a first time home buyer and brand new to the entire process and trying to figure it all out during a pandemic and in an insane sellers market. The odds were against me! I worked with both Lyssa Seward and Laura to find the perfect house for me. I really appreciated Laura's advice every step of the way - she has lived in many homes and helped me think through aspects of the houses that I wouldn't have otherwise known. She was always patient with me as I learned! I also really appreciated that she never pushed me to do anything I was uncomfortable with and always checked in to make sure we were doing what I wanted/needed. She was very thorough with every offer that I made and went the extra mile for me to stand out to the sellers. I was so thankful to have her guidance after my offer was accepted (which is when the real fun begins) and Laura made it so delightful and fun during the entire closing process! She's really the best and I hope you'll consider choosing her to help guide you through finding/selling a home!