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Team founder, Suzanne Des Marais is frequently contacted for her expertise regarding real estate in the District of Columbia.  She is a regular real estate contributor to (formerly,, and the Bloomingdale Listserv.

Press requests are welcome and may be directly addressed to suzanne at 10squareteam dot com.  

Here are press mentions of our listings and quotes by Suzanne:

A Collection of Suzanne's weekly commentary on a recent settled sale in Washington, DC:  Good Deal or Not-Revisited on (formerly

June 2013, Washington Post: Neighborhood Profile: Bloomingdale.


April 2013, Peak-Top renovated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with rental in Bloomingdale


March 2013,

Best New Listings (The Penthouse is our listing)


March 2013,

Sneak Peek-This home in Bloomingdale may be the Deal of the Year


November 2012, Washington Business Journal: Bloomingdale Inn Listed for Sale in Pieces which referenced Suzanne's listing at 2415 & 2417 1st St NW.  Note that it was ultimately sold together to a single purchaser.


November 2012, The Bloomingdale Inn Hits the Market, with a Twist


November 2012, Truxton Circle: A Disputed Name and No Circle


June 2012, The Neighborhoods of 2015 Revisited 


May 2012, Washingtonian Magazine, Page 95: Best Places to Live


April 2012, Suzanne's listing makes Best New Listings


December 2011, Bloomingdale: Where almost everyone knows your name


November 2011, BBC: Living in Washington, DC


October 2011, The Huffington Post: Suzanne's Art Work featured


October 2011, Washington Examiner:  Washington Putting Foreclosure Troubles in Rearview Mirror


September 2011,  Eckington, Not to be Confused with Bloomingdale


August 2011, The Psyche of DC's Young Homebuyers


August 2011, Washington Examiner: Spike in summer sales boosts fall real estate outlook 


July 2011, Washington Post: Where We Live: LeDroit Park


June 2011, Washington Times: Less Time in Car High on Buyers Lists


June 2011, Washington City Paper: Loose Lips Daily: Redistricting Blues Edition


May 2011, Express Night Out: Singular Settings To Call Your Own: Boutique Condos Encourage Community, Individuality


May 2011, Bloomingdale's Secret: Crispus Attucks Park


April 2011, Washington Post: Although a Few Neighborhoods Shine, Washington Area Condo Market Still Struggles


April 2011, Washington Examiner: Downsizing boomers drawn to new urban vibe of close-in neighborhoods


March 2011, Washington Examiner: Real Estate Market Finds a New Normal as Inventories Stabilize


February 2011, Washington Examiner: Washington Condo Market Heats Up


August 2010, Washington City Paper: Is Michelle Rhee Becoming a Force in DC Real Estate?


June 2010, Washington Post: Where We Live: Stronghold


June 2010, The Bed and Breakfast Fire Sale


June 2010, The Matisse: Not Your Average Boutique Condo


May 2010, The Neighborhoods of 2015


November 2009, Still Priced Out of Tonier Neighborhoods Buyers Head East


September 2009, Associated Press:Coverage of Suzanne's involvement with Feral Cat Rescue