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Herndon Martin

Licensed In Washington D.C. & Maryland


Washington DC Office

4315 50th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016 Directions
Phone: 866-762-8975
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Katherine Martin

Licensed in Washington D.C. & Maryland
Mobile: 202-494-7373

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Katherine Herndon Martin, Licensed in the District and Maryland


My mission is to work very hard, to always be available, tell the truth and to explain what we are doing and why.  Buying or selling is a serious occasion both financially and emotionally. I want to make this experience smooth and very rewarding.  When this happens, everybody wins.

In 2007, I joined my mother, Gilda Herndon, in the Real Estate Business.  We worked side by side for years where I learned the business and was able to tap into her over 25 years of experience.  While Gilda is now semi-retired, she is a trusted advisor in all my dealings.  Having grown up in Kenwood (Chevy Chase, MD) with my 3 brothers and sister who all attended both private and public schools in the area, I have a keen understanding of the neighborhoods and activities in our local area.

I live in American University Park with my husband David and my adorable 3 children. 



  2007 - present    McEnearney Associates Realtors in Washington, DC
  2000 - 2007      Stay at home mom
  2001 - 2003   Lived in Stockholm, Sweden
  1999 - 2000   MCI WorldCom.   Partner-Marketing Director - Pentagon City, VA
  1994 - 1999  

N.W. Ayer & Partners, New York City

(Advertising-Marketing - Managed AT&T  & US West accounts) 

  1998   Employee of the year award - N.W. Ayer & Partners
  1992 - 1994   The Stern Advertising Agency: Columbia, MD
  1992   Graduated Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
  1990 - 1991   University of Paris, The Sorbonne - France
  1988   Graduated Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School  

Community Involvement:

  Janney PTA Co-President, 2013 - 2014
  St. Columba's Nursery School Board of Governors since 2011
  Turtle Park Board, Member since 2005




  Great Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) 
  National Association of Realtors 
  Served on DC & MD Grievance Board (select group of agents who dealt with complaints against members) 


Licensed In

  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

" "Katherine helped us through the transaction. She was professional, clear, generous with her time, and super organized throughout the transaction. Katherine did an excellent job of communicating with our lender, settlement company, inspector, etc. She kept on top of all the details and was always available to us. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her." - Bought in March 2015"

– David F.

" "Our trust in Katherine was of such a high level that we did what she (politely) suggested we do -- to great and satisfactory success. We started working with Katherine 6-8 months before our house went on the market and she brought in her team of experts to get the house ready. We ended up with two full priced offers and couldn't be happier with her results. She got us to the finish line pain free." - Sold in February 2015"

– Michel M.

" "There are so many variables, unknowns and emotions to selling and buying a home. Katharine's expertise, thorough approach, patience and good humor made it all perfect. We got a much higher sales price than I could have imagined for our home, and we bought the perfect new place. Katharine is a true professional who made the process smooth and successful." - Bought and Sold in Winter 2014"

– Julie C.

" "Katherine is clearly very experienced in her field. It took 2 years to find a property to purchase and Katherine was never impatient with us. She provided excellent guidance through the selling and buying process which helped reduce our stress level. Katherine managed every aspect of the process for us." - Bought and Sold in Winter 2014"

– Lisa C.

" “We used Katherine Herndon Martin to sell our home in Bethesda, MD last Spring (2013) and she was outstanding. I had conducted a lot of research and Katherine stood out as the best this area has to offer – her social media presence is strong, her personal contacts are impressive and most importantly she represented us and our home in a lively outgoing manner that only Katherine can do. She spent hours answering our questions, not telling us what we wanted to hear but the truth about our house and setting our expectations realistically. I realize it’s not easy selling your home (we had lived in our for over 30 years, raised our 3 children there) but Katherine made it her mission to make the process smooth from beginning to end.” Neighborhood: Sumner, House sold in Spring 2013 "

– David B.

" “We used Katherine to help us buy our home last Fall 2013. We were new to the area, so had no idea about neighborhoods, schools, parks, transit, etc. Katherine spent countless days in the car showing us all the different neighborhoods, setting up appointments at local schools, and having us talk to her contacts in different neighborhoods so that we finally made a decision we were confident about. The transition for us has been smooth and comfortable. With Katherine’s help we’ve started a new life here on the right foot.” Moved from NYC to Wesley Heights, Fall 2013"

– Chris F.