Lyssa Seward is a seasoned and effective negotiator, creative problem solver, and a skilled marketer. A true professional who will help navigate the home buying and selling process with humor and a smile, while always fiercely and diplomatically represented her clients highest and best interests. Her business philosophy and accomplishments are built on exceptional service, decades of effective business and sales experience and an almost obsessive attention to the details.
Successfully selling real estate for 12 years, Lyssa has over two decades of prior experience as a media and marketing executive. She stays solely focused on a successful outcome.
Exceptionally responsive, savvy and pleasant, she is always available to her clients. She does whatever needs to be done, and directs inordinate amounts of time, effort, resources and intelligent strategy that deliver outstanding results.
Lyssa has deep volunteer roots in her community and believes in contributing time, energy and resources to make our corner of the universe a better place. Currently President of her neighborhood Citizens Association, Waynewood Citizens Association, she has served on the board as Past President (2 terms), Past Vice President (2 terms) and Board Member for over 10 years. She is a Friend of UCM (United Community Ministries) and is an enthusiastic supporter of her area local schools.
Originally from Westchester County New York, Lyssa has lived in Tucson, Arizona and San Francisco, CA. before making Alexandria, Virginia her home of three decades. Lyssa enjoys travel, walking and running (slowly) along the George Washington Parkway and Potomac River, spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, kisses from her beloved dog Lucy, Yoga, Pilates and bubbly.
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful and extremely emotional process; but Lyssa and her clients know that in the end, home truly is where the heart is.
Brittanie DeChino, born and raised in New Jersey, earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business from James Madison University in 2002. She worked in New York City in the music industry (Island Def Jam & Davis Shapiro Law Firm) until the stress from the music industry's tumultuous evolution towards digital music inspired her to shift her focus. She came to DC on a full scholarship to earn her Master's Degree in Exercise Science in 2006 at George Washington University and has never left!
Brittanie comes to real estate with a unique skill set. She is also a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher who has over ten years of experience guiding people through stressful life transitions. She is trained and experienced in assertive and non-violent communication, which leads to action and results, in a low-stress environment.
Brittanie joins TTR Sotheby's International Realty as part of Lyssa Seward's team. She met Lyssa in 2009 while teaching yoga and was grateful to work with her when she purchased her first home in 2014. It was this experience that inspired her to get into the real estate business and be mentored by Lyssa.
Brittanie is a leader in the DC yoga community and is on faculty at several world-renowned yoga teacher certification programs. She has been leading retreats internationally to Costa Rica and Mexico for the last 7 years and uses these trips to keep her Spanish language skills polished. She loves spending time outdoors, reading fiction, and experimenting in the kitchen. She lives in Arlington with her husband, Chris, and dog, Molly.