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-->Ask me about The Senior Advantage serving clients 55+ years, Michelle Rios (202)352-4826

Michelle Rios is a native of Austin, Texas. She is a proud, fourth generation Texan, with strong ties on both sides of her family to Nuevo Leon, Mexico. During her childhood her family provided Michelle with an understanding of the importance and the drive to participate in the community and to serve the public. Michelle is the first member of her family to attend college; she graduated from President Lyndon Johnson's alma mater Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis on Political Science.

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 Washington, DC has an overall Walk Score of 73, the 7th most walkable city in the US.  Check the Walk Score site to view ratings by neighborhood.

Everything you need to know about the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet, courtesy of Paragon Title.

Making Home Affordable - A federal initiative to reduce the cost of home ownership through mortgage relief.  Call 888-995-HOPE to contact a HUD approved housing counselor.

Local Free counseling events:  To reserve your seat or get more information call 202-667-7006      

When: Every Wednesday @ 12:00 P.M.EXCEPT the last Wednesday of the month @ 6:00 P.M

Where:  2410 17th St. NW Suite#100 In Adams Alley Washington, DC 20009







The Senior Advantage
$300 Senior Rebate at settlment
FREE Home Protection plan ($325 value)
FREE utility transfer service
FREE prescreened service provider directory

Start the conversation now! How important is it to stay in my own home after retirement? Avoid the emotional minefields, have a plan! I understand how difficult the decision to sell your home can be that is why I am a Senior Advantage Specialist to address your special needs at this important time in your life. My goal is to make your transition to a new residence as pleasant, comfortable and organic as possible. Pure and simple, I am here to give you peace of mind and protect your investment. I am Senior Check verified ID # A105442

Michelle Rios
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,

Professional Background

During and after college, Michelle worked the nomadic, six states in seven years, life of a professional political consultant. As a consultant on over 10 races ranging from (city council to US President), Michelle's responsibilities included scheduling, media, grassroots organizing and fundraising. Working in politics exposed Michelle to a rich array of cultural, geographic, strategic and historical experiences. During an interlude from politics, Michelle briefly joined an innovative telecommunications company, an experience which opened windows into the corporate world. Immediately following September 11, 2001, Michelle was asked to join a team of consultants by the U.S. Navy in Vieques, Puerto Rico to help resolve issues surrounding the vital training of U.S. troops on the island. The rich culture and beautiful weather of Puerto Rico enticed Michelle to remain on the island and begin her own business. Michelle worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration and opened a successful combined laundromat, drycleaner and coffee shop and the first and only one on Vieques. Michelle met her future husband, Chris Chwastyk, on the island in 2001. Two years later, in 2003, Michelle returned to Washington, D.C. as a consultant for the Department of Defense. After realizing the dream of first time home ownership, Michelle decided to help others realize their dreams by obtaining her real estate license in 2006. Real estate has proven to be a rewarding experience as she helps clients navigate the difficult waters of purchasing real property.

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Washington, DC Metro

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