Thinking of buying or selling?

Nomadic handles real estate sales through our brokerage company, Explore.

Through Nomadic's network of 1,000+ landlords and 4,000+ tenants, we help connect buyers and sellers for lightning-fast deals. We provide premiere real estate broker services in the greater Washington D.C. area.

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How is Explore different from other real estate agencies?

Explore clients get access to the exclusive network, technology, and private market data of Nomadic Real Estate. We started Explore with the goal of making real estate transactions faster, easier, and more enjoyable for both the buyer and seller. For clients who are selling, we can market their listing directly to our network. For clients who are buying, we can help source off-market deals from within Nomadic's network. Combined with our fun and engaging open house events, this is a new real estate sales experience.

We have built a large network of 500+ investors who are actively seeking new investment properties to add to their portfolios. We can broadcast your listing directly to our private investor network, which often results in lightning-fast closes.


Nomadic and Explore work in harmony to add value for our clients throughout every stage of the property's lifecycle. Our clients don't need to rely on rules of thumb to guide their investment decisions. We use real-life portfolio data to craft sophisticated action plans for our clients.

Nomadic has over 1,000 landlords and 4,000 tenants within our network (plus over 15,000 previous tenants on our newsletter). We'll broadcast your listing to our entire network on Day 1. And for buyers within Nomadic's network, this means you're getting early access to listings before they are available to the broader market.


Feedback from our brokerage clients:

"We thought Selling a home remotely would be near impossible and at the worst incredibly stressful. Explore was tremendous from Day 1, they constructed a stunning ad profile, orchestrated a terrific marketing campaign, hosted multiple Open Houses with live events tying in the neighborhood and coordinated offer review, contract drafting, contingency management and closing electronically and in the most transparent manner. This is a fantastically run sales team, industry leader and we highly recommend them."
- Beth and Jim Myer
"As the son of a diplomat and later as an officer in the US Army I have relocated countless times in and out of the DC area and dealt with numerous Real Estate agencies over the years. I can unequivocally state that Joseph Rieling from Explore is THE very best, most professional, most competent and most trustworthy Real Estate agency that I have ever worked with in all my years. From the initial contact to the final settlement and several unforeseen bumps along the way Explore handled every aspect of the journey with class and competence above and beyond all my expectations. The sale or purchase of one's home can be an emotionally charged undertaking. For total peace of mind in this endeavor Explore has my highest recommendation."
- Geoff Clark
"The Explore team, and especially Frank D’Angelo, was uniquely responsive to us and effective in getting our condo co-op sold quickly. Recognizing that we had a very special property, Explore created an experience for our two open houses on our first and only weekend of sales. Our open house featured food and drink from local neighborhood purveyors. Live music helped complete the party scene. Because Explore worked with us to create a realistic listing price, the result of everything was that we had multiple competitive offers to choose from. Explore delivered on all commitments and our results exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to use Explore in a future transaction in their key areas of influence."
- Barry Silberman


"Our experience with Explore Real Estate was phenomenal! Frank, our agent, went above and beyond to do whatever it took to get us the home we wanted. He was literally available and responsive 24/7 - there was never an issue that was not resolved within 1 day, if not within a few hours. As first time home buyers, my husband and I had a LOT of questions. Frank was fantastic at explaining everything in easily understandable terms. Aside from being a great agent, Frank was a great guy to get to know! He was kind and sincere, and we could really tell that he wanted the best for us - not just for the sale, but to see us happy! We would absolutely refer our friends and family to Explore - especially Frank!"

- Laura Brott


"This is a great boutique real estate firm, perfect for those, like us, who benefit from a highly personal touch on new and major experiences like buying your first home. Frank D’Angelo was honest, sincere, and responsive to our requests and our many, many questions. His referrals for things like home insurance companies and inspection firms were spot on. It was clear that Frank treats his broad network of contacts like he does his clients: with integrity, understanding, and heart. Frank will go out of his way to ensure your confidence with the process of home buying, and your happiness in securing your new home. If you’re in the market, call him. You will be glad you did. Thanks Frank!"

- Dale Tash


"We are very grateful to Nomadic Explore, and specifically to Frank D'Angelo, for his consistently high level of service, enthusiasm, and energy. We worked with Nomadic and Frank, both on the buying and selling side, and were very pleased with the outcomes. Throughout all of our dealings, Frank exhibited commendable dedication, creativity, flexibility, and responsiveness. As overseas clients, we were especially impressed with Frank's responsiveness to our questions at literally all hours. On more than one occasion we wondered when he sleeps! Frank provided video tours and personalized write-ups of properties, always bearing in mind our criteria. We would certainly recommend Frank and the Nomadic team to expats who are looking to buy or sell property."

- Michael Apicelli


"I've worked with Nomadic (Explore) for a while. They were the property managers for my home and I decided they were best prepared to market my house when it was time for me to sell. Frank D'Angelo was the agent assigned me and he was very attentive to my needs. Working together we were able to go from list to close in a month. I was very happy with my experience. Would definitely recommend Frank and Explore."

- Austin Hawk

Our Approach to Selling a Home

A fresh approach for a tired industry.

Most real estate transactions have a palpable and chaotic stress level filled with uncertainty, angst and roughly 9 different parties involved (all with different agendas). Sound familiar?

Selling a home does not need to be a stressful and chaotic experience. In fact, it can actually be fun and still provide better results than the traditional model.

We founded Explore with the goal of changing the real estate sales experience. So far, the results have been amazing: on average our homes are under contract within 3 days for 6% above asking.

Our approach centers around making a personal and emotional connection with the buyer:

Step 1: Connecting with buyers directly within our network

Our first step is to connect with buyers directly within our network of over 5,000 landlords, tenants, and investors. When we already have a relationship with the buyer, it helps keep the process moving quickly and offers a massive stress reduction for everyone involved.

Step 2: Telling the story of your home with powerful marketing material

Your listing will get the red carpet treatment to showcase it as a truly special home. Our in-house production team will create a stunning Matterport virtual tour and 3D renderings, detailed schematic floor plans, a professional video presentation, and an expertly-staged photo gallery.

Step 3: Hosting our one-of-a-kind Open House Events

We have reinvented the open house concept to capture the spirit of the home and community and connect with buyers in a whole new way. Our open houses involve pillars of the community (your favorite local cafe, wine tasting shop, local musicians, and more), and give buyers an experience they want to recreate with their friends and family for years to come.

Our Approach to Helping Buyers

Early access to listings, and incredibly passionate service.

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make, and the hyper-competitive DC Area real estate market certainly does not make it any easier.

Washington DC is one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, with buyers competing against cash offers and bidding wars. 

We help buyers get ahead of the competition with early access to listings before the general public. Through our network at Nomadic Real Estate, we can take your search criteria and make offers on off-market properties.

We leverage our network to find the best deals:

Step 1: Completing a deep dive on your search criteria

As far as buyer-agency relationships go, knowledge is power. We go beyond the standard "what's your budget, what neighborhood do you like?" type of questions and drill down into your specific preferences and financial goals. We strive to get the full picture upfront and ask questions that buyers don't usually think of, so we can hit the ground running and hunt down the perfect property for you.

Step 2: Getting documentation prepared for a fast close

In a competitive environment like DC, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help encourage offer acceptance and faster closes. We'll help you build up your "buyer resume" upfront, so when we find a property that fits your needs, the seller will be motivated to accept your offer without hesitation.

Step 3: Hunting down the perfect deal

We'll start by broadcasting a notice to our landlord clients (who own properties that fit your criteria), to inform them that we have a potential buyer interested in their off-market property. You'll also get a stream of on-market listings presented to you each week, as we narrow down our search for the perfect property.

Step 4: Introducing you to the best lenders and vendors for your situation.

Whether you're a seasoned investor or a first-time homebuyer, we'll introduce you to the right people for each part of the transaction. This includes specialized lenders, inspectors, contractors, and title companies to take the guesswork out of each step.

Step 5: A consultative approach to making a winning offer

Once you're ready to make an offer on a property, we'll leverage market data to craft a strategy for a winning offer. Based on activity for similar properties in that submarket, we'll advise you on which contingencies to waive and how much to offer during the first round of negotiations. A one-size-fits-all approach does not cut it, so we'll analyze your specific situation and optimize your offer.

A message from Explore's founder:

The Explore Experience is centered around bringing a property to life through its story, character, and spirit to make a more deeply-rooted connection between Buyer and Seller. 
Explore is a boutique family-owned real estate sales agency that focuses on high-end sales listings.  Whereas we do offer all the traditional advertising channels, we take pride in re-imagining the process to help the Buyer visualize themselves in the home for years to come. 
Imagine a standard Open House, a buyer arrives, walks through a staged home, takes a brochure and exits to the next home.  With Explore, we took aim at a new way. 
Now imagine the Buyer walks in and is greeted with wine tastings from a local merchant down the street, grabs food along the way from a local BBQ favorite,  reads about new businesses and developments entering the local neighborhood, previews the story of the home, walks out to the backyard to grilling and live music and leaves with a mason jar of snacks and a label dating when they visited. 
That buyer has made a deeper emotional connection to the home and can better visualize themselves building memories for years to come. 
This is just one example of how we approach real estate sales and we hope you give us an opportunity to share more.  The Explore Experience has arrived.
Joseph Rieling

Find Out Why Our Clients Love Us

If this is your first time leasing your property or you’ve had a bad experience with other property managers, get in touch to schedule an initial consultation with us today. We will walk you through a personalized market analysis of your home and give you our professional recommendations of services needed. As always, our initial consults are always free, and in person. Reach out and get started today!

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Enhanced Reporting

Your portal includes a selection of extremely useful reports. Reports are available in the “Reports” section, and are distinct from the financial statements. Unlike financial statements which are static records, Reports are dynamic real-time records that will update with current data every time you view them. 

Scroll down to learn more about Reports:

Navigate to the "Reports" module in your portal:

Owner Portal Reports
  • Keep in mind, these reports are dynamic records. They will refresh to display current information every time you view them. 

Enhanced Rent Roll Report:

Enhanced Rent Roll Report
  • The Enhanced Rent Roll Report will show the rent amount, last payment date, move-in date, lease expiration date, and security deposit amount for each of your tenants. 
  • It will also show a portfolio summary with occupancy percentage, vacancy loss, and more!

Unit Comparison Report:

Unit Comparison Report
  • If you own multiple units (or buildings) with Nomadic, you’ll get access to the Unit Comparison Report. 
  • This report enables you to quickly compare financial performance between your units at a glance without toggling between individual reports. 

Income Statement Month-Over-Month:

Income Statement by Month Report
  • The Income Statement Detail – Monthly Report serves as a month-over-month record of portfolio performance. You’ll see itemized income and expense categories and can track monthly. This report will update with fresh data every time you view it. 

Financial Statements

Financial statements will be published to your portal on a monthly basis. The statements are found in your Documents library, and provide a historical record of all financial performance. The statements serve as a snapshot of financial performance over a given period, and are static documents (unlike Reports, the statements do not update/change in real-time). 

Scroll down for more info about the Financial Statements in your Documents library:

The Documents area contains monthly financial statements:

Owner Portal Documents
  • The statements in the Documents are are static documents. They are posted to the portal once a month to serve as a historical record of financial performance. 

Download a statement to see month and YTD financials:

Owner Portal Property Statement

You'll also find a month-over-month operating statement:

Month over Month Statement

Portal Communication Tool

You can use your owner portal to communicate with our team. Any messages you send through the portal will go straight to your Account Manager. When we reply, you’ll get an email notification and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

Here’s an overview of using the communication platform:

Click "Communications" and navigate to "Conversations":

Commincation Dashboard Screenshot
  • The communications module will contain a record of all messages that you create through the portal. 

Click the "New Message" button and send your message:

Owner Portal New Message Screenshot

Responses will show up in the conversation ticket:

Portal Conversation Response Screenshot
  • You’ll get an email notification whenever you get a response, and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

You can reply in-line using the comment box:

Owner Portal Comment

Each conversation will be logged in its entirety:

Portal Conversation Snapshot

Understanding the Ledger

Your portal includes a ledger with all transactions. The ledger is populated with data in real-time as transactions flow through our accounting software. Much of this information is also available in the Reports area, as well as the Statements in your Documents library, but the ledger is the most comprehensive resource for diving into the details. 

Please scroll through the sections below to get a better understanding of how to interpret the ledger. 

By default, transactions are sorted chronologically:

Owner Ledger Dates
  • The date reflected in the lefthand column is the actual transaction date, not the “bill date”. This is the date the transaction was actually processed. 

If you have multiple properties with Nomadic, you'll see the address for each transaction in the "Location" column:

Ledger Property Column
  • You can filter the ledger to look at just one property, all properties, or specific sets of properties. 
  • If you only have one property with us, you’ll just see the ledger for that property. 

The Description column displays the transaction type:

Owner Ledger Description Column
  • BILL: this is an expense transaction, such as for repair costs or management fees.
  • CHARGE: this is a transaction  billed to the tenant, most typically a rent payment. 
  • NACHA EXPORT: this is a credit we processed to your distribution account. This type of transaction is how you get paid! 

The Amount column shows the dollar value of each transaction:

Owner Ledger Amount Column
  • Positive Amounts: if an amount is positive, it reflects a transaction that is payable to you. Typically, this will be a rent payment that we collected from your tenants. On occasion, a positive number could also signify a journal entry or credit adjustment. 
  • Negative Amounts:  if an amount is negative, this is a transaction that is either payable to Nomadic or is an amount that has already been paid to you. Typically this will be for repair costs or management/leasing fees. Owner draws (net distributions into your checking/savings account) also reflect as negative amounts, since they have already been paid to you. 

The Account Balance column shows a sum of positive/negative transactions at a given point in time:

Owner Ledger Account Balance Column
  • Account Balance should always equal zero after a net distribution has been processed. When the balance is zero, this means that all expenses have been paid and you’ve received the remainder as net operating income, leaving a balance of zero (meaning: no one is due any money, as all funds have been distributed appropriately). 

Navigating the Propertyware Owner Portal

Your portal includes some extremely useful features that help you understand your property’s financial performance at a new level, with real-time transparency into every transaction.

Scroll through the snapshots below for an overview of portal navigation! If you need more help or have specific questions about using the portal, you can reach out to your Account Manager any time for a screen share. 

You can filter all info by date range or property:

PW Portal Filters

View a snapshot of income and expenses on your dashboard:

PW Owner Dashboard View

See every transaction in real-time on your ledger:

Owner Portal Ledger View

Statements and forms will be posted to your documents library:

Owner Portal Document Library

View a suite of real-time financial reports:

Portal Reports View

See a running list of all bills, and drill down for more detail:

Owner Portal Bills View

Under Bill Details, you'll find dates/descriptions/amounts and more:

Portal Bill Details

You can also communicate with your Account Manager through the portal:

Owner Portal Communication Tools

How do net distributions work?

Net distributions keep your accounting clean and simple. Each month we’ll collect rent from the tenants, deduct any repair expenses for the previous month and any management/leasing fees for the current month, and credit the remaining net operating income to your account. 

Net Distribution

You’ll receive a statement via email each time a net distribution is processed, and can view all transaction details in your Propertyware owner portal.