1353 V Street NW
Washington DC, 20009
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Ericka’s specialty is helping others, and she’s always had a keen interest in real estate. With financial discipline, she was able to become a first-time homeowner in 2009. In addition, using an aggressive saving strategy, Ericka and her husband have invested in real estate to assist them with the high cost of living in DC. She feels financially empowered by having real estate assets and wants others to experience the same liberation.
By taking an involved approach during her transactions, Ericka learned a great deal about real estate. Her personal experience is a great asset for guiding clients through the process of buying a home. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University. For the past 5 years, she has had the opportunity to work for two elected officials.
Ericka’s primary residence is in the Northeast corridor of Washington, DC. She is active in her community and member of Gospel Truth Ministry located in Suitland, MD. She loves spending time with family and friends, singing at her church, traveling, and reading personal finance books.
“We could go on and on about how deeply knowledgeable, passionate and diligent Ericka S. Black is in the hotly contested and volatile Washington area Real Estate market. After looking at dozens of homes over the course of several months in the rain, sleet, and sometimes snow, Ericka found our dream house. We were overjoyed that this completely renovated and redesigned space met our needs and dreams for our growing family.
Initially, we had deep misgivings as first-time homebuyers, given the D.C. market, but Ericka reassured us that with her help we would close the deal. More importantly, Ericka is a savvy negotiator, and was able to quickly get our dream home under contract (despite a competitive process) AND successfully negotiated the repair of several items as a result of our final walk-through inspection. Ericka’s excellence and confidence showed throughout the process.
Ericka also kept us informed of our options as first-time homebuyers. DC has a number of programs for first-time home buyers. We used the DC Opens Doors program for the purchase of our first home. As a result of closing assistance from the seller and the DC Opens Doors program, we had to put very little down which was a tremendous blessing.
Ericka is a true pleasure to work with and there is absolutely nothing she will not do for her clients. There is absolutely no doubt that when it comes time to upgrade, we’ll be asking Ericka to represent us again.”
-Andrew Lee and Kirin Kennedy – Congress Heights, Washington, DC
"I found Ericka S. Black by searching for realtors that had sold properties specifically in my neighborhood. She guided me in how to stage my condo in order to best show it for the open house and beyond. Ericka has a positive attitude, is down to earth and friendly and I enjoyed working with her. Her handy husband even made a necessary small repair to a kitchen drawer. She was always available to show me properties that interested me when I requested it. Since I have an elderly dog, she was very accommodating with reasonable time frames for potential buyers to see my property. I would recommend Ericka and I will use her services again when the time comes."
Ericka S. Black helped me find and purchase my beautiful home here in DC. Ericka is exceptionally hardworking, capable and detail oriented. I was not an easy client, and looked at a large number of places in various parts of Washington and Maryland before reaching a decision. Ericka was wonderful: understanding, patient, and supportive throughout the process. Her goal was to facilitate my finding the perfect place for me.
Notably, Ericka has first-hand knowledge of refurbishments here in DC, and was an invaluable resource on renovations as well as possibilities for future rentals. Following my closing, she and her group continued to act as a resource when, for example, my new building was looking for referrals for service professionals.
Ericka is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. I am happy to recommend her to friends and co-workers and will ask for her help in finding a new home should the need arise in the future.
-Melissa Phillips - Brightwood, Washington, DC
Ericka S. Black helped me purchase my first condominium at 27. It’s the perfect place in Maryland and has everything I was looking for in a first home. I was not an easy client and looked at dozens of places throughout the Washington, DC area. Ericka, was very patient and continued to look for my perfect vision. She put no pressure on me to buy and she encouraged me to go with my gut. I am highly critical, but Ericka tossed a variety of options my way and helped me find my castle. I will definitely consider using Ericka to purchase my next home. I highly recommend Ericka.
-Caren Howard - Maryland
As a first-time home buyer, I was really not sure to expect about the buying process, but Ericka S. Black made it easy. Within two months of working with her and with my crazy work schedule, we found a property that was perfect for me. I wasn't sure we had a chance, but Ericka told me not to worry. We talked through our strategy and she spent that night working up a winning offer she submitted the next morning.
Ericka is responsive, professional, caring, smart, and has forged great relationships in the industry. She was able to recommend contractors for little projects that I need and has kept in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well. That says a lot about the kind of person she is--she's about finding the right fit for the buyer, not just making a sale and moving on.
I highly recommend calling Ericka if you're looking for someone to help guide you through the process, address your concerns, and help you seal the deal in this very competitive housing market.
I recently relocated to DC and discovered Ericka S. Black through a Trulia.com listing. Ericka helped me to find and purchase my first home. She has an excellent understanding and knowledge of the DC/MD area. With her guidance I was able to figure out which neighborhoods to focus on. As a plus, she is well versed on first time homebuyer programs (I used My home II). She was able to let me know which programs were available in a particular area.
It took a while to find my house, but Ericka was very patient and more than willing to show me around. Once the house was selected. She helped me negotiate an excellent deal. During the purchasing process, she was very responsive and ensured we remained on schedule to close. If anything came up that she could handle she addressed it immediately. Often times before I was even fully aware of the situation.
Throughout the process, I could tell Ericka had my best interest in mind. Not only did I find a great realtor, I found a great friend.
-Christopher Rogers – Capitol Heights, MD