With more than $1 billion in career sales, Sylvia and Marin are ranked among the top 5 of 2,200 Coldwell Banker agents in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sylvia Bergstrom has been a top producing agent since starting real estate in 1973, and Marin Hagen joined her mother’s successful real estate practice in 2007. They count among their client's Presidential candidates, Senators, Members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, governors, leaders in the arts, medical, business, legal, non-profit and many more. Their business is nearly 100% repeat and referral, a testament to their high ethical standards, strong negotiating skills, energy and discretion.
Of Real Estate Experience
In Career Sales
Repeat and Referral Clients
Marin and her team are top notch! In this market, you need a knowledgeable, experienced team that can act urgently at any time. Buying a house seemed like a daunting process but Marin helped us through every step of the way to finding our new home. She also acted as our advisor and is someone you can trust to put your needs/wants first. She goes above and beyond for her clients, and even helped us after close by coordinating repairs needed with the HOA.— Sunny & Will, Bethesda, MD
Marin Hagen, Victoria Kaplun and Colleen Rodgers were exceptional. They made excellent suggestions for preparing my home for sale, and assembled a team of contractors who did a beautiful job. They kept in touch with me constantly, responding to texts, voicemails and emails without delay, and guided me through a volatile market with great skill and a deep well of experience. I highly recommend them for the sale or purchase of a home.— Alisa, Forest Hills, DC
I cannot put into words how extraordinary Marin and Victoria were from initiation of my search to closing and beyond. Knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, helpful beyond belief. There is no-one out there better.— Scott, Kalorama, DC
Marin and Victoria are a top notch team. This was my first time purchasing a home and they made it smooth and enjoyable. Highly recommend!— Catherine, Mt. Pleasant, DC
Not only did Hagen-Bergstrom adroitly deliver a sales price that went beyond expectations, we found the firm pleasant to work with and unfailingly prompt and thorough in responding to requests and questions. H-B was recommended to us by two of their previous customers, and we heartily pass along the recommendation to others.— Richard, Dupont Circle, DC
Marin, Erin, and Victoria are fantastic! They helped us find a great home in this super competitive market, answered all of our questions thoroughly and in a timely manner, and gave us helpful information and guidance as we navigated the market as first-time home buyers. We can not recommend them enough and will definitely reach back out to them when it's time to search for our next home!— Sydney & Aaron, Dupont Circle, DC
The Hagen-Bergstrom team kept us informed, prepared, and reassured throughout our entire home search and closing process. Their guidance, support, and attention to detail is second to none. When the time comes to move on to our next dream home, we'll look forward to working with Hagen-Bergstrom as our listing agents!— Katie & Eric, Penn Quarter, DC
"Marin and the team were terrific from start to finish. Helped me navigate through the process, educated and advised me so I was ready to make all the necessary decisions, and kept me updated all along the way. In addition to providing great advice and support, equally important, it was enjoyable working with them."— Maureen, Mt. Pleasant, DC
My husband and I had a terrific experience selling our apartment with the Hagen-Bergstrom team. They were extremely professional, great communicators, skillful negotiators, and very attentive to details. Their knowledge of the marketplace is extensive and there was never a question unanswered. They provided a wide array of advertising and maintain a serious social media presence. Highly recommend this excellent group!— Karen & Bob, Kalorama, DC
The Hagen-Bergstrom team were super engaged with my fiancé and I as we navigated the home selling and buying process. They provided a level of support that we were unable to find with other real estate groups. They enabled us with the tools and resources to sell our home in just 1 weekend on the market (over asking price) and help us to find and close on our dream home shortly after. Erin was very responsive during the process and provided a level of expertise that made us comforted that we were making wise real estate decisions. Thank you all for providing us with a great selling and buying experience. If we ever need any additional help in the rea...— Kristi & Zach, Gainesville, VA
Their marketing skills are superb, and they have the highest standards of professionalism. Moreover, Ms. Bergstrom and Ms. Hagen possess extraordinary knowledge of the real estate market in this area of Washington, DC. Their business acumen, and their marketing skills for the property, including marketing materials, are touchstones of their success.— Bruce, Kalorama, DC
As you know we interviewed a number of agents, but we decided that you both seemed to know the market better. Because you had been in most, if not all, of the houses that had sold in our area over the last two years, you had an insight into comparables which permitted you to draw informed conclusions about the value of our house.— David, Kalorama, DC
Thank you for the extraordinary service you rendered (again) to Hal and me on our recent purchase and sale of homes here in DC. On these and the previous transactions in which you've guided us, you both have gone well 'above and beyond’ in your fine-tuned attention to our interests.— Sally, West End, DC
Five-stars! Marin is very professional, direct, active, an excellent negotiator, understanding, and pleasant to work with.— Client, DC
The Hagen-Bergstrom Team is fantastic. We've worked with Marin and Erin on multiple house transactions now and have had amazing experiences every time. Good communicators, great attention to detail, and just really nice people too. Handled the virtual side of things really well too. Highly recommend.— Alek, Northeast DC
Marin and her team exceeded all my expectations of a home buying experience in DC, and I could not be happier. She is patient, persistent, and is a consummate professional. Her knowledge of DC real estate, neighborhoods, and history was a tremendous asset. Furthermore, she took the time to understand my specific needs and wants, and helped guide me through several categories that I hadn't even considered. To anyone looking to purchase a home in the DMV area, I couldn't imagine a better group to work with than Marin and her team!— Todd, Northeast, DC
Their marketing skills are superb, and they have the highest standards of professionalism. Moreover, Ms. Bergstrom and Ms. Hagen possess extraordinary knowledge of the real estate market in this area of Washington, DC. Their business acumen, and their marketing skills for the property, including marketing materials, are touchstones of their success. Additionally, their attention to all aspects of the settlement was of key importance in this transaction with an international buyer.— Bruce, Kalorama, DC
As you know we interviewed a number of agents, but we decided that you both seemed to know the market better. Because you had been in most, if not all, of the houses that had sold in our area over the last two years, you had an insight into comparables which permitted you to draw informed conclusions about the value of our house. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who has a high-end home to sell.— David - Kalorama, DC
Thank you for the extraordinary service you rendered (again) to Hal and me on our recent purchase and sale of homes here in DC. On these and the previous transactions in which you’ve guided us, you both have gone well ‘above and beyond in your fine-tuned attention to our interests.— Sally - West End, DC
Sylvia is an inspired choice. I have worked with her many times, and have always found her to be totally professional, helpful, and smart. She is also great fun to be with and to work with. You will be very well represented, and you'll always be able to trust her judgment and advice.— Ginny - Colleague
Never have we had better experiences than working with Sylvia Bergstrom and Marin Hagen. We have bought and sold three co-op apartments with them for over 20 years. Each transaction has been handled with the utmost professionalism resulting in deals that exceeded our expectations. They create win/win scenarios.— Caren and Dick - Kalorama, DC
Phenomenal agents who are knowledgeable, proactive, and patient. As a first-time home-buyer in DC, they took the mystery out of everything and made the process run smoothly and effortlessly. I'd highly recommend them to anyone planning to buy or sell in the Washington-Capitol region.— Travis - Northwest, DC
Had we not done this before, I have to say how much we enjoyed working with you folks on the sale of our home. You should be giving lessons to others on how this is done. We really appreciate you checking in, thanks again. We surely made the right decision to work with you!— Richard - Kalorama, DC
They are, quite simply, the best! Their knowledge of the DC real estate market is extensive and they treat each client as though they had no other clients. Selling or buying, you will be well served if you work with them!— Greg - Garfield, DC
Great group. Very responsive and focused on the client's needs. Would definitely work with them again!— Brook - Eckington, DC
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Sylvia and Marin specialize in historic and “one and only” properties, luxury homes, condos, co-ops and everything in between. Their business is nearly 100% repeat and referral, a testament to their high ethical standards, strong negotiating skills, energy and discretion.