Cara Pearlman Real Estate Agent at Compass

Cara Pearlman

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Cara sells properties fast - selling more than 61% quicker than the average Washington agent.
Cara is a SFH expert - working with over 83% more single family homes than the average Washington agent.
Cara has great Condo experience - having sold 60 more condos than the average agent.

Cara's Transactions

  • 1001 Themis St SE
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 5.0 bath
  • 400 Mercer Rd
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 2 bath
  • 1006 Southern Ave SE
    4 bed / 4.0 bath
  • 6008 Conway Rd
    Single Family Home
    6 bed / 6.0 bath
  • 3216 Brooklawn Ct
    Chevy Chase
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 4.0 bath
  • 7407 Rebecca Dr
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 5.0 bath
  • 108 Xenia St SE
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 2 bath

More about Cara Pearlman

Cara draws on deep knowledge of the local real estate market and more than a decade of industry experience to counsel each client through buying or selling a home. She is well versed in the art of negotiation and serves as a powerful advocate for first-time homebuyers and luxury-home sellers alike. Cara recognizes that a successful real estate practice is a team effort, so she has assembled a network of trusted partners, including lenders, home inspectors, and settlement attorneys. In everything she does, Cara keeps her clients' best interests at heart. Cara began her real estate career in 2003 and was honored in 2010 as one of Realtor Magazine's "30 Under 30." She was also named as one of Washingtonian's Best Agents in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She is licensed in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. She lives in North Bethesda with her husband, two children, and one dog. In her free time, she loves to cook, read and attend spin classes.


Top Producer 2021


University of Miami,FL

Other Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)


Washingtonian's Best of 2016, 2017 & 2018, REALTOR MAGAZINE'S 30 UNDER 30

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Cara Pearlman's Reviews & Ratings

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Cara Pearlman

    • Cara Pearlman is a gem! She sold two properties for me in relatively short periods of time, at good price points. Need I say more? Cara was referred to me a little over a year ago when I was looking to sell my condominium in NW, DC. There were renters living there at the time, and I was living in another country. I called her and after speaking to her for a few minutes, I was convinced. This year, when I decided to sell my two-family house in NE, DC, Cara handled it for me. Like many of you, I look primarily for two things when I work with people. 1) Competence: Is this person competent? Does she know her business? and 2) Service: Assuming she is capable of doing a good job, is she going to do a good job for me? Cara scores an A on each criterion. Cara knows the market, its trends, and she has a strong network of clients and colleagues. She is a consummate professional when it comes to pricing properties and explaining her rationale for her conclusions... Cara struck the right balance in terms of listening and incorporating my ideas where appropriate, but standing her ground where necessary. I respect and trust her precisely because of her ability to navigate that balance. She will be my first call the next time I have a real estate transaction. You would do well to make the same call.

      - Jay in DC
    • It was a pleasure working with Cara to sell my house. She recommended a (good) contractor to update the house and suggested how to keep expenses down. She promptly responded to every question or concern, recommended a good selling price (it was under contract within a week), and was even able to negotiate for a little more. It was a pleasure working with her

      - Alvina in Burtonsville, MD - Zillow
    • As long time renters with a growing family, my wife and I needed more space. Cara could not have made the home buying process any easier. Cara was thoughtful in her approach to figuring out what we were looking for, and was selective on the potential homes she brought to our attention. She was also always willing to humor me when I wanted to see something she knew was probably...not a good fit.Being from the area, she had significant knowledge, experience, and insight on the various neighborhoods we visited, going far beyond anything you could find online by looking at commuting score cards or neighborhood surveys.After getting under contract, Cara also had great recommendations on mortgage brokers, home inspectors, and other service providers. She almost always presented a few options to choose from, and all of the providers we worked with were fantastic.Websites and data are great, but they can't come close to the personalized and hands-on approach that Cara provides. I recommend her to all of my friends, and we won't buy or sell in the area again without her help

      - Will in Bethesda, MD - Zillow
    • Cara is energetic, knowledgeable about the market and neighborhoods in the Greater DC area and a pleasure to work with. I would provide Cara a rating for "negotiation skills" but the truth is that Cara worked so quickly and obtained a very good offer that turned into a purchase agreement rapidly, so I never had the chance to observe her negotiating . . . but she must be good at that because we closed successfully at the right price. I give Cara an unqualified endorsement. You cannot go wrong working with Cara Pearlman and her team.

      - Seller in Kensington, MD - Zillow