About Our Team



    We Are Your Experts

    Viva The Life has more than forty years of combined experience in the local Real Estate Market, an advantage that our clients can count on. As a result, we’ve developed wonderful friendships and working relationships with our peers in the industry. These relationships help us to be effective & get deals done! Our team is uniquely situated to bring expertise to every stage of the process. The VTL team has lending, finance, title and settlement processing experience.


    We Are Your Advocates

    We advocate for our clients, guiding and advising our clients from the initial steps of making or reviewing offers, to the intricacies of the home inspection. Our ability to win offers in this competitive market is a testament to our roots in the real estate community, and how effectively we negotiate on our clients behalf. We often help our sellers renovate, prepare and stage their properties to get the highest value for their properties. We do the hard work so that our clients can live the good life!


    We Are Your Neighbors

    Viva The Life has deep roots in the community, which is another added value for our clients. We deeply value our partnerships with our community and business partners, and have a proven track record of success for our clients. Our community is at the core of our team and our daily lives. Viva The Life supports local community organizations and regularly sponsors events in the community.


    Meet Our Team

    Lou Vivas
    Team Lead & Agent
    Lou is the leader of the Viva the Life team and a passionate advocate for the community through his various leadership positions in the neighborhood. He strives to improve the community and steward growth through his roles on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Subcommittee for Zoning as well as his position as the Co-Chair of the District Bridges Commercial Property Vacancy Action Team.
    He also serves on the We Are Family Board of Directors, a group that organizes volunteers to assist and deliver groceries and other services to elderly neighbors in the community.
    Finally, Lou and the team help run a neighborhood blog that’s existed for 12 years… NewColumbiaHeights.com. Over the years, this blog has served to inform, support and nurture relationships in our community. Finally, Lou, his daughter, and his mother all live in the community. When you purchase real estate, your not just buying a house, you’re buying the community. Community means the world to Lou and is a core pillar of Viva The Life Properties.
    Contact Lou via email or call him on his cell.

    (240) 479-9124


    Ray Valentine
    Agent & Listing Manager

    (202) 922-5803