Find the Perfect Home

Buying a home is a big step! Whether you’re buying your first home, your dream home, or your tenth investment property, yours will be a big investment. We know how important this is to you. We have an army of experts to make sure we find the perfect property for your unique circumstances. Finding the perfect property is just one way we can help you with your real estate purchase. We have ongoing access to experts in every related field from lending to relocation. We won’t rest until we’ve taken you through every step of the buying process. It’s our gift and guarantee to you.

Because this is our neighborhood also, our team can provide you with detailed information about our communities, cities, and state. We have a clear understanding of the local market and an excellent inventory of homes. We also have full access to our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Make a list of the homes you want to see and we’ll tour them together.

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Another day, another outstanding experience with the folks at Chatel. I went in first thing this morning because I has a question about whether or not taxes were included in my monthly mortgage payment. Even though it is months after the sale (and technically not his responsibility), Lou explained my mortgage statement to me and showed me exactly was was being held in escrow by my bank each month. He went on to educate me on what to look out for and gave me a link to a website so I can make sure my taxes are paid on time by my bank.
This is exceptional service at no additional cost after the sale. I will certainly recommend Lou Costanza and the folks at Chatel to all of my friends and co-workers. They really go above and beyond!

Clara U

My boyfriend and I bought our first house with Lou and his realtor group. He and his associate, Peter Chan, were great and I would recommend them to anyone, especially first time home buyers. They took us to see dozens of houses, and always accommodated our schedules of having to go on weekends and after work. They also previewed numerous houses without us. They took the time to get to us and our preferences. They were also very patient with our timeline. When we started looking for houses, we were not in an immediate rush.

Lou and Peter are also extremely knowledgeable our the neighborhoods and the competitive market. They had a great handle on how much the house was worth and how much we should make an offer for. Even with how competitive everything is, they never pressured us to make an offer on a house that we weren’t certain about and they never pressured us to go over budget.

Lou in particular was very patient with all of our questions, and even encouraged us to ask questions. He also took the time to explain the process to us and walked us through everything. Peter and Lou were also always accessible by email, phone, or text.

When one of our offers was accepted Lou and Peter did a great job negotiating the inspection and making sure we understood the steps and what we needed to do to reach closing. Overall, we had a great and only positive experience with Peter and Lou. We would definitely recommend them.

Lauren M

Lou Costanza represented my husband and me on the purchase of two DC residential properties. In both cases, Lou, and his business partner Peter, were very attentive, knowledgeable and brought enormous expertise and technical skills to the table. As we were moving to DC from out of state, they were patient with our totally unfocused search, showed us a wide range of properties and communities and helped us narrow our search to meet our needs. In a multi-offer situation, they gave us great advice, allowing us to obtain our selected property. Lou and Peter offered a great network of resources to assist buyers with even complex financing, inspection, title issues, minor repairs, etc. Finally, they earned their weight in gold when a seller tried to delay closing with out cause (potentially creating four homeless people in our family) by negotiating resolution of the situation. Based on our excellent experience with Lou as a buyer’s agent, we strongly recommend them to others


I purchased 2 condominium units from Lou Costanza & Peter Chan through The Costanza & Chan Group. One is my primary residence and the 2nd in the same building is an investment property. Lou was by far the most responsive agent I’ve dealt with when buying or selling a home (I have been a homeowner in Washington, DC for many years). I finally found an agent that cares about me as a client. I would recommend The Costanza & Chan Group for all of your real estate transactions.


I used Lou to purchase my first condo in The District of Columbia. He was very patient throughout the whole process, moving at my speed without pressure.
When it was time to upgrade to a larger space, naturally I contacted Lou. He helped me (along with my financial advisor) to keep the small condo as an income producing investment property and helped me find a larger home in The District of Columbia.
Lou has an in depth knowledge of market conditions and trends. He is not the type of agent that is only interested in volume and his bottom line. Quite refreshingly the opposite. Lou is client focused and will actually advise you if he doesn’t think a particular property is quite what you are looking for in a gental and professional manner. He made it clear it was ultimately my money and my decision.
I think the characteristics that best define Lou as a Real Estate Agent are knowledge, honesty, integrity and loyalty to his clients

Mike O