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Brian Pakulla
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Brian

Brian Pakulla is a licensed Realtor® serving the Baltimore-Washington and Central Maryland Area. Brian holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland and has more than 22 years of sales and marketing experience. Brian comes from a family that has over 100 years of real estate experience and ranks among the top .1% of all Realtors® nationally. They have created one of the largest networks of Realtors®, buyers and sellers in the area. In his spare time he enjoys sports, coaching baseball, martial arts and competitive fantasy football. Brian is a lifetime resident of Howard County and resides with his wife and three children in Ellicott City. Brian is a highly reviewed 5-star agent on Zillow.com and Angie's List. He has also had been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has received their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has the #1 RE/MAX Team in Maryland.

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"Brian was excellent to work with and was very good explaining the process and working with the buyer..."

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Townhome Transactions
38
Condo Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
76
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Betsy Holcomb
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
About Betsy

For Betsy Spiker Holcomb, life doesn’t get much better than relaxing out on the deck of her rustic log home, admiring the view of Deep Creek Lake. No matter what time of year it is, she finds that this picturesque area has a soothing quality that never loses its novelty. Each season brings out a different side of its scenic beauty. Born and raised in Garrett County, Betsy’s choice to remain here says a lot about her personality. To Betsy, it’s been a family tradition to live here and one that’s rooted for generations to come. Whether her clients are purchasing their primary or secondary home, Betsy has a knack for finding her buyers the right match for their unique needs. Her extensive knowledge of the local inventory of homes and community resources allows her to provide a superior level of information to both native residents and long distance clients. With such a strong connection to the area that stems from a long family tradition there, you’re not likely to find a professional who knows the community better than Betsy Spiker Holcomb. It’s clear that Betsy is the best choice when it comes to buying, selling or renting a home here. She always has a smile on her face and looks forward to helping you make the most of your opportunities. When you work with Betsy, you’re working with a Realtor ® who has Deep Roots In Deep Creek Lake. Count on a professional who is tapped into the area and call Betsy today.

Single Family Home Transactions
45
Townhome Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Rich Orr
Railey Realty
About Rich

Rich is a native of Garrett County, Owner/ Partner at Railey Realty and a licensed Realtor since 1985. Rich and his family enjoy the abundance of natural beauty and the four seasons of outdoor activities that Garrett County has to offer . "Garrett County is like a supermarket of real estate variety, and I am prepared to help you sort out the exciting possibilities, from the highest point in Maryland to the valleys, streams, and lakes." Rich and his wife, Julie, have six children and five grandchildren. His daughter Jessica is his personal assistant. Garrett County is their home!

Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
25
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Jon Bell
Railey Realty, Inc.
About Jon

Jon Bell has been selling real estate in the Deep Creek Lake area of Garrett County, MD for years and has an impressive career at Railey Realty. Totaling $20 +/- million in sales each year, Jon is one of the most motivated agents in the area. Jon takes pride in going the extra mile for each and every one of his customers and works to keep in touch long after the transaction to remain friends and a great local resource for his new neighbors. His dedication and work ethic have earned him great respect in the Deep Creek Lake community. He and his wife Noelle take full advantage of all the outdoor activities in the area.

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"Jon is an excellent agent. He knows the market and he knows how to get things done. Would recommend ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
67
Townhome Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
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Mike Kennedy
Railey Realty
About Mike

After spending summers at Deep Creek Lake as a child, Mike and his family moved to the area full-time in 1997. Mike has been a licensed REALTOR since 2001 and is Immediate Past President of the Garrett County Board of Realtors. He recently won the prestigious Garrett County Realtor of the Year award for 2013. In 2012 he became one of the co-owners of Railey Realty, Deep Creek's leading real estate brokerage. Mike has developed and obtained valuable knowledge about the lake market over the years that he passes on to his buyer and seller clients. His family owned lakefront property from the 1950's to the late 80's, and Mike purchased his first lakefront home in 1997. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Ohio University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. Mike and his 2 boys currently live on the lake and enjoy water-skiing, mountain biking, and snowboarding at Wisp Ski Resort. He also spends time volunteering for local charities and coaching local youth sports.

Single Family Home Transactions
34
Townhome Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Beverly Everett
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales
About Beverly

Most people recognize Bob and Beverly Everett from simply hearing them utter a single word. Their deep Southern drawl is as unmistakable as their down-home hospitality and charming friendliness. Not only does this respected local business team speak with a unique accent - it's simple in the Everett's nature to accentuate the positive. One way they do this is by making the most of the great life they've discovered here. When Bob and Beverly tell you in their trademark drawl that it's the people of the Deep Creek Lake area that are the reason they fell in love with this place, you know they are speaking from the heart. These are folks who share their hospitable spirit and strong family values. Like the Everetts, they appreciate this breathtaking area and everything it has to offer - from ice fishing and cross-country skiing every winter to boating and jet skiing every summer. For Bob and Beverly, there's nothing that compares to having this resort-like oasis, with all of its natural beauty and bounty of recreational opportunities, in their own backyard. The Everetts know life just doesn't get any better than this. For Bob and Beverly, life is all about accentuating the positive and making the most of every moment in this wonderful place. And what better way to do that than by helping others discover their own slice of the good life here in the Deep Creek Lake area. Putting an accent on exceptional service and a deeper committment to their clients' needs is defining the Everetts as one of the area's leading real estate teams. Combining their friendly spirit, lake-area knowledge and invaluable professional insights, Bob and Beverly have forged a powerful partnership that speaks for itself. From consultation to close, Bob and Beverly work seamlessly to ensure a successful transaction. Whether you desire a lakefront home with a boat dock or a home that's a short drive away, the Everetts are committed to helping you find exactly what you're looking for. From Beverly's superb organizational skills to Bob's no-pressure approach, this real estate team puts the accent on fun back into the process of buying or selling a home. With their informative web site and excellent negotiation skills, the Everetts bring your home sale to a quick and highly satisfying close. If you're considering purchasing or selling a property in the Deep Creek Lake area or in one of the surrounding communities, Bob and Beverly are the team that's putting "An Accent On Excellence" when it comes to your real estate goals. Give them a call today!

Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
0
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Susan Bell
Railey Realty
About Susan

I have been a licensed real estate agent in the Deep Creek Lake area for over 33 years. I began working with Railey Realty when there were 3 other agents, Sis Railey, Jimmy Railey and Ed Browning. It is truly a family built company! I am currently the senior most agent at Railey Realty. I do have the experience and expertise that it takes to handle whatever your real estate needs might be. You learn from experience and experience does matter! Over the years I have been involved in the development of condominium projects and I have built spec homes around the lake. One of my specialties is assisting you in staging your home to have it sell for the highest price in the quickest time! And I hope buyers will love how at ease you will be when working closely with me to find the perfect property. I realize how busy your days can be. So I am available for calls after the kids are in bed!

Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
13
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Terry Boggs
Railey Realty Inc.
About Terry

Terry Boggs has been in the real estate business for over 25 years and serves Deep Creek Lake, Garrett and Allegany counties in western Maryland. As a native of the area, Terry’s experience and knowledge of the region make him an exceptional choice to help you in the purchase or sale, of your home, land or business. His extensive knowledge of the industry makes him a great asset to his clients while they pursue finding the property of their dreams. The key to Buying or Selling is to provide expert services to his clients, because no matter the sacrifice, he makes his clients a priority, and always puts their best interest above all else. As a member of the Railey Realty family, Terry’s focus has always been in providing unsurpassed service to his clients, while sharing his passion and love for the area he calls “home.” Don’t make the Buying or Selling of your property a stressful experience. For details about marketing your property, or previewing desired property, contact Terry today.

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
21
Townhome Transactions
2
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Lauren Davis
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
About Lauren

Lauren Davis is recognized as one of the top real estate agents in Greater Washington, earning praise and respect from clients, colleagues and competitors alike. She grew up in the Bethesda community of Edgemoor, attending Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Denison University. Lauren joined her mother Sherry in 2002, who was already an established leading real estate agent in the METRO area for over 25 years, to form the original Davis Team. Upon Sherry’s retirement in 2017, Lauren took the opportunity to form her own team with an emphasis on “hands on” service, a well curated brand and proud passion for the community that she still calls home today. “I truly understand the value of owning a home in this area and love helping new neighbors find their place in our community.”

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
35
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
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Benjamin Garner
Monument Sothebys International Realty
About Benjamin

Ben Garner is a Sales Associate with Monument Sotheby's International Realty and Team Leader of the Garner Group. Ben prioritizes building personal relationships with his clients so he has a firm understanding of their goals in their real estate transactions. Ben is very technologically-oriented, which ensures his clients receive the most accurate information as quickly as possible. Ben's focuses in real estate are two-fold, with an emphasis on investors and city-based buyers. Ben is a specialist in the multifamily space and excels at identifying and analyzing appropriate deals to match his client's investment strategy. Additionally, Ben is a LiveBaltimore partner agent and he has a wealth of knowledge of city-based buying incentives and grant programs. Ben has received numerous awards and recognition during his career in real estate. In 2017, he was named a "Rising Star" by The Daily Record. In 2018, Ben was recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine for being a member of one of the area's top producing teams. That same year, Baltimore-based magazine Real Producers named Ben as a Top Producer in the region. Finally, Ben has been honored as a Top Producer in Homelight for ranking as a Top Producer in the top 5% overall in the state of Maryland, as well as the top 5% nationally for Buyer's Agents. Prior to joining Monument Sotheby's International Realty, Ben was a member of The Jeff Washo Team of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices PenFed Realty. Ben graduated from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in Individual Studies. He is currently engaged to the love of his life, Jessica, and together they own a home in Hampden. When not working in real estate, Ben enjoys weight lifting, running, football, and attending concerts.

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"**Honest, transparent, and personable. HIGHLY knowledgeable about the FedHill/Riverside/Locust Point..."

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Townhome Transactions
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Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
23
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Swanton

Why you need a top real estate agent in Swanton, MD

There are 127 real estate agents in Swanton, MD right now. Properties are listed for 150 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Swanton, MD for top agents is 2.5x less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

What kind of results can you get with a top seller’s agent in Swanton? They sell 1.8x more properties, save their sellers $41,759 more, and move homes 1.6x faster than average agents.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Finding the right real estate agent in Swanton can have a big impact on your bottom line. A top 3% agent helps 1.8x more buyers, and can save you over 10% more on your home purchase than an average agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Swanton, MD

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 stars

Top real estate agents in Swanton score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Swanton agent who scores only 5.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Swanton and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Swanton real estate agents and REALTORS

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Luke G.
Re/max Advantage Realty
Mar 23, 2021

“Brian was awesome and made the process stress-free. He knows the area extremely well and put our minds at ease during the prep, listing, and sale of our home. He sold our house quickly and at a great price. We couldn't be happier with Brian and would highly recommend him! He's the best in the area by far. “

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Dhirendra Shah
Re/max Advantage Realty
Oct 12, 2020

“We interviewed all three realtors before selecting one.Names given by homelite.One did not show any interest at all,other one was just trying to tell us to sell the home at lower price. Brian gave three different options and explained to us will get the best deal for us. And he did that and we got best price for our home.“

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Swanton?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Swanton?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Swanton, MD.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Swanton?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Swanton?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Swanton real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Swanton to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Swanton real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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