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Dana Ash-McGinty
Principal Broker, REALTOR®, PSA, RENE, SRS
Author | Real Estate Investor | Speaker | Noted CNN Expert | Wife “Married To Medicine”
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NEW – Just Sold | Selling A Home In Any Market by Dana Ash-McGinty.
Buying, selling, and investing in real estate is the most expensive and life-altering decisions most people make. However, many people– whether buying a luxury home or building an empire– fail to do one key thing: create a sound real estate strategy.

My passion is guiding people as they navigate the real estate market. I consult with clients to develop smart real estate strategies. 

As a Real Estate Advisor REALTOR® and experienced investor, I help you go BIG PICTURE.

I leverage my resources, network, personal, and professional experience to help you put together a real estate strategy, and the right team to get it done. I partner with my clients in a variety of capacities, from full buyer/seller representation to consulting.

Buying, selling, or investing in real estate– make strategy your first priority. Let’s connect.

16th Street Heights

$1.36M Median List Price
$427 Median $ / Sq. Ft.


$1.36M Median List Price
$412 Median $ / Sq. Ft.

North Portal Estates

$1.35M Median List Price
$228 Median $ / Sq. Ft.

Shepherd Park

$997K Median List Price
$381 Median $ / Sq. Ft.


$1.17M Median List Price
$412 Median $ / Sq. Ft.


$850K Median List Price
$370 Median $ / Sq. Ft.

NW Washington

$2.19M Median List Price
$525 Median $ / Sq. Ft.

Washington, DC

$849K Median List Price
$380 Median $ / Sq. Ft.
Note: Single-Family Home Sales (Last 30 days)
Professional Reviews

“…the consummate professional… always very approachable….”

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“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value”

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“…Knowing that you can count on Dana to be responsive, helpful and knowledgeable means everything.”

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“Dana is someone you want in your corner.”

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“My unit is looking great; still getting organized- love it! Thank you”

Verified Client Review

“Thank you so much for all your assistance.”

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“Told her what we were looking for and in a couple of days she found the right property before it was listed. It was exactly what we were looking for! Dana is amazing at what she does! Thank you!”

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“Dana and her team are outstanding to work with. Incredibly organized and goes above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”

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“…prompt to answer all of the many questions I had….”

Verified Zillow Review

“She was professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and also has a special gift of making you feel like family. When it was time for us to sell our home there was no doubt about it, Dana was the BEST person for the job. She didn’t disappoint.”

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“I want to thank you for your help in this process 😊. I am super excited to move into my home ☺. I’ll keep in touch!”

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“Right away Dana was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down to figure out my best strategy.”

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Public Speaking
“Dana is informative, factual, and funny. She has you on an exciting roller coaster the entire she is with you. We loved her!”
– Stacy G., Atlanta, GA
“Ms. McGinty is seriously one of THE most dynamic speakers I have ever heard, and I have heard a lot of speeches.”
– Kyle E., Atlanta, GA
“She is one of the most entertaining speakers I’ve heard. I was amazed how she reached the audience in a unique and meaningful manner.”
– Dina D., Smyrna, GA
“Dana’s talks are educational and at times down right hysterical. She will get her message across in a way you won’t forget.”
– Janice S., Atlanta, GA
Book Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5

Mike Powers – July 29, 2019

I am thinking of potentially selling in the near future and this guide has already given me a nice head start on how to prepare and what to expect. In fact, not only is it a good guide for sellers, but is also a good resource for home buyers as well because it provides insight into the motivation, procedures and negotiating tactics used by sellers.

Rated 5 out of 5

JOANNE KING – August 4, 2019

Before reading this book, I felt in over my head trying to sell my home. My husband and I had worked for months to make our home marketable and figure out the ins and outs of the real estate market.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – August 17, 2019

We changed our minds and decided NOT to sell, but will keep this on my Kindle Fire for possible future reference.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – August 20, 2019

The sample letters are very effective. If you are seeking a mortgage, I think it is imperative to read this book and take care of any credit discrepancies before applying.

Rated 5 out of 5

Kyle – September 10, 2019

She really knows the business and is giving great advice!

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – September 23, 2019

Very helpful with many ideas. I was surprised with the quickly changing housing market and regional differences in housing prices. I am using to market both my family home and my home.

Rated 5 out of 5

Happy – October 14, 2019

I sold my townhouse within a couple of days after reading this book and saved realtor commission and sold it for $20K more than the price the realtor wanted to list it for. Great advice.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – October 17, 2019

this book is very timely for us as we’re putting our condo up for sale this month. All in all, it’s a good explanation of the process and raises considerations you may not have thought about in going through it

Rated 5 out of 5

lettetia – December 6, 2019

There’s lots of information. I imagine some of this info can be found online, but I prefer having it gathered for me.
As senior citizens getting ready to downsize, “Just Sold” is a great resource.

Rated 5 out of 5

john chandler – February 6, 2020


Rated 5 out of 5

Tim – February 24, 2020

This is a great read for anyone looking to either sell or buy a home. It is packed with lots of info, some of which made me rethink the process. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who may be interested in REAL ESTATE period. This is a must read. Kudos to the Author and many thanks for she has possibly saved me thousands of dollars.

Rated 5 out of 5

Karen – June 15, 2021

I am shopping around for my first condo and all I could think of was happily ever after in my perfect, lovely, new condo…And then I got this book. It has some very good points and made me realize how little I know about the Condo market and “small print” you never pay attention to or is simply not mentioned anywhere.

Rated 5 out of 5

Mars – August 23, 2020

If you are buying or selling a house, but ESPECIALLY if you are selling, get this book. If you have a friend or family member that is thinking about selling, buy it for them. You will come across as a frickin’ genius, and all that you did was point them to the information.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – July 30, 2020

I cannot begin to explain how invaluable the information in this book is. It is extremely simple, thorough and easy to follow. Reading this book changed my entire perspective on credit and how much control we do in fact have. I have recommended this book to everyone I know.

Rated 4 out of 5

Anonymous – July 30, 2021

Full of ideas that make a difference. Well done and well written. We are selling soon and found many things in the book we were already doing, but also found seven major things we had not thought of. We fully expect to sell at asking price or better thanks to this book.

Rated 5 out of 5

Anonymous – April 19, 2021

I recommend you read this book well before it’s time to actually put your house on the market. You will want time to implement the suggestions from the book so that when you finally do list your house, you’ve put the best foot forward. And at a great price! Thanks Dana!

Rated 5 out of 5

Jamie – July 28, 2021

I gave it as a gift to friends who are selling for the first time!

Rated 5 out of 5

JOHN – August 5, 2021

The Foreword of the book is unusual but effective. It helps to remove fears and uncertainties about selling your own home. The rest of the book leaves the reader in no doubt that the author is an expert in her field. She knows what she is writing about. After all is said and done she has sold over half a billion dollars (US) worth of houses. The book makes it easier for the reader to understand what they will be involved in by explaining what is in each chapter and why the chapters are organized in that way. She takes the timid house owner by the hand and step by step she turns her/him into a confident seller of his/her house. This is a book I recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5

Diane G. – August 1, 2021

Exactly what I needed to sell my home.

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Dana Ash-McGinty

Dana Ash-McGinty is the Principal Broker of Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS®, a Washington, DC based real estate brokerage. This real estate maven has 15+ years experience in residential, commercial and land sales in addition to multi-state residential renovation, re-zoning, and condo conversion projects. A sought after real estate authority, she has been featured on CNN and in various real estate and financial publications.

Dana is married to the highly esteemed Dr. Dana W. McGinty, a Washington, DC internal medicine physician and medical correspondent. They are often referred to as “The Danas”.
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Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS® is a boutique residential & commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Washington, DC led by Dana Ash-McGinty. We are REALTORS® providing real estate sales and consulting services for clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Georgia.

As a Black owned real estate company and among the very few licensed minority owned brokerage firms in the country, we are proudly diverse and social impact driven.

Communities we serve in DC: Petworth, Brightwood, Takoma, Columbia Heights, The Gold Coast, Shepherd Park, North Portal Estates, Colonial Village, Deanwood, Eckington Park, 16th Street Heights, Brookland, Hawthorne, Shaw, Adams Morgan, Howard University, Mt. Pleasant, U Street Corridor, Crestwood, Barnaby Woods, Fort Totten, Manor Park, Brentwood, Ivy City, Bloomingdale, Edgewood, Lamond Riggs, Michigan Park, Park View, University Heights, Downtown, Federal Triangle, Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, American University Park, and more

Cities we serve in Maryland: Bowie, Aspen Hill, Upper Marlboro, Laurel, Bethesda, Oxon Hill, Gaithersburg, Clinton, Olney, Hyattsville, Potomac, Baltimore City, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, Wheaton, Lanham, Glenn Dale, National Harbor, Brandywine, Cheltenham, Accokeek, Temple Hills, Fort Washington, and more

Our blog has real estate tips for: Real estate tips for buyers, First time home seller, process of selling, real estate investing, buying a condo, DC real estate, basics of real estate, investing for beginners, HUD Homes, DC Open Doors Program, Maryland Mortgage Program, selling a condo tips, how to sell condo, questions to ask a realtor, how long does it take to close on a house, selling a house, cash home buyers, & co op vs condo, condo vs townhouse, condo vs apartment, What is a short sale, inherited a house, rental property strategy, buying and holding real estate, home selling guide, can you sell your house if you have a mortgage, timeline for selling a house, more.

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