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KWCP Breaks New Internal Record of $1B Closed in Volume in Capitol Hill

The numbers are in and our KWCP agents have proven yet again that they are undeterred on their path toward continuous growth, both in industry metrics and the culture that has inspired agents and leaders to continue their journey with Keller Williams month after month.

Join us in congratulating our Top Performers in our Capitol Hill Market Center as they broke a new internal record of Over One-Billion Dollars SOLD in Volume Year-to-Date!

In such an unpredictable and chaotic market, we are excited to share that our KWCP agents in Capitol Hill increased their businesses by 62.6% Year-to-Date in comparison to last year!

The KWLSS Team is Growing! Meet Our New Compliance Specialist – Dana Drew

Our team is growing and we are excited to introduce our latest addition to the KWLSS Family. Meet Dana Drew, a native Washingtonian and our latest compliance specialist. Dana’s passion for real estate was sparked by her love for architecture around the city. Fast forward to her 18+ year career in real estate through roles as a Leasing Consultant, Bookkeeper, Accredited Property Manager, Senior Property Manager, Notary Signing Agent and Realtor; Dana is ready to take your transactions to the next level!!

Dana is equally effective as a leader with the ability to motivate others while bridging the gap to ensure strong financial management performance. It isn’t every real estate professional who can seamlessly shift gears to help lead through the chaos of improving upon

the conditions of distressed multi-family properties while successfully tackling the audits of a property takeover, triannual inspections, lease ups, utility heavy ups to convert boiler consumption into electrical heat-pump usage while maintaining the presidents list to achieve an occupancy benchmarks of 98% and better while reducing property potentials by 3.5% as budgeted to secure the Presidents List.

Dana lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband of 24 years, three children one of which is a sophomore in college, the other a senior in high school and one is going into the 2nd grade. She is very active in her community and has served as a volunteer for the PTA, Girls on the run and One Brick. In her personal time Dana Drew loves hiking MD trails with her Pitt bull terrier Princess, doing yoga, Pilates, going to comedy clubs, traveling and shopping.

KWCP’s Alan Chargin Makes it to the Final Qualifying Round 3 of “Clash of the Closers… Road to Mega Camp 2021”

Alan Chargin Battles His Scripts in Clash of the Closers Round 3… Road to Mega Camp 2021

Laugh and learn during “Clash of the Closers,” where some of KW’s best objection-handlers battle through several rounds of role-play for a place in the finals. The clash is live and unscripted, so anything can happen and the audience decides who advances each round.

Here We GROW Again! KWLSS Adds New Transaction Coordinator to the Team

Meet Allison Gyovai

Our team is growing and we are excited to introduce our latest addition to the KWLSS Family. Meet Allison Gyovai, originally from Winchester, VA. Allison graduated from Radford University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design with a Minor in Marketing. She moved to NoVA last Summer and has been working in real estate ever since. Quite, the superstar, Allison closed over $10 million in production in her first 8 months!

Allison takes great pride in her organizational skills with clients. She joined the KWLSS with hopes to growing the company and serving agents and their clients by making the buying or selling process a smooth, stress-free and seamless experience for all. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city, and venturing out to try new restaurant spots.

Kymber Menkiti: “Balance is a Lie” Interview on the Empire Building Podcast

There is a prevailing quest to live a balanced life, but ironically doing so tends to throw things out of whack. Why? Because balance is not possible, nor is it the most productive philosophy. People beat themselves up trying to obtain balance, but in the end, all they end up with is burnout.

The solution is counterbalancing.

Listen to our very own president of Keller Williams Capital Properties, Kymber Menkiti as she discusses how she’s mastered the act of counterbalancing to enhance her personal and professional life.

My Business Worth Owning : Ciné Wright

Ciné Wright, REALTOR® | Productivity Coach & Pre-Licensed Instructor | Stafford, VA

“I initially became part of the KWCP Family in 2012. I was invited to what was my very first look into the Company I have come to thoroughly be glad we found one another. To witness as well become part of something way bigger than I had been a part of since leaving my military network family whom I had built life-lasting bonds forever.

I was greeted with sincere and genuine care the moment I arrived at the Airport by whom I thought were complete strangers till the time we all returned from that amazing 15,000+ like-minded Orlando, Florida Family Reunion event has forever been ingrained in my heart, mind and soul.


For me it has always been about nurturing my mind. Being able to learn from so many best-of-the best with no agenda other than to see me succeed was mind-blowing. I had no idea something like this really existed and people want to see others succeed was only something I thought we read about in a magazine. When I was asked to join, there was absolutely no hesitation in my mind; I wanted to be part of something bigger than me; to be able to learn, grow and realize this was not just a dream; it was something obtainable and beyond; yes, please where do I sign up was all I could say! Aligning myself with the right people, implementing systems all while learning how to build a business of my own that could exceed anything I had ever been aware of since getting my Real Estate license back in 2002; yes please. Having role models to reach out who Inspire; Give of their talents freely and provide Guidance on a regular basis; I do not believe there is no better place to be than right here exactly where I am. I will close with this; finding my next Career path; learning how to build from there was and has been one of my greatest achievements. Being surrounded daily by positive energy will not only change one’s life it will have a profound positive impact going forward by simply being wonderfully blessed to know we can and shall build businesses worth owning for it is all starts with our mindset that must be nurtured

WHAT’S YOUR DIFFERENTIATOR?

RON K’S MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT GIVES BACK

For the 12th year in a row, the Ron Kowalski Real Estate Group of KWCP Springfield hosted the Ron K Monopoly Tournament, this year raising about $7,000 for the Lorton Community Action Center, the beneficiary of the tournament for the last six years.

More than 300 players turned out, helping contribute to the 12-year total of donations raised for a variety of different charities to more than $70,000.

In describing this year’s tournament, Ron Kowalski said: “Interestingly, the final round, sponsored by CPMG Foundation (Capital Properties/ Menkiti Group), was different than any other we’ve ever had. It was an epic battle of patience and wits with no monopolies, no houses or hotels, no players going bankrupt, and no property trades among players.”

Ron stands out as a prime example of how the culture of a company is more than happy hour events and a few volunteer hours a year. He exemplifies the Keller Williams Capital Properties’ mission to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate, and he’s very humble about it. Ron’s colleagues recently honored him with the Ethic of Service Award at the 2019 Annual meeting for exactly this type of effort and impact that he makes.

See the full coverage of the Monopoly Tournament in The Connection.

From the KW BLOG: KW Cares Provides Hope and Relief After Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast early on Friday, September 14, 2018, wreaking havoc on anything and anyone in its 400-mile-wide path. In the coastal and surrounding towns of Wilmington, New Bern, Morehead City, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, the storm slowed to a crawl and unleashed torrents of relentless rain and wind. Now the state is dealing with catastrophic inland flooding the likes of which most residents have never seen.

Days before the storm, Keller Williams’ leaders swung into action to ensure the safety of agents in partnership with KW Cares – a public charity that supports KW associates and their families.

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“Our number one goal was to communicate the need to evacuate and take care of their personal safety. Our secondary goal was to assess property damage and personal needs,” said Ladd Gasparovic, operating principal for Keller Williams Wilmington.

Thanks to KW Cares’ disaster relief model, Gasparovic and others were able to quickly organize to help agents evacuate. Through social media, texts, and phone calls, they let every agent know that immediate funds were available through emergency grants from KW Cares to help them safely move away from the storm’s path.

“The speed with which KW Cares got money into the hands of our people who needed it was remarkable,” Gasparovic recalls.

Born in the Storm

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Daniel Castro, a brand-new agent in Wilmington, received a grant from KW Cares just in time. His in-laws were visiting from Colombia, South America, for the imminent birth of his and his wife’s second child. At 39 weeks pregnant, a shelter wasn’t their best option, but it was one they would have to take if they couldn’t find an alternative.

When KW Cares learned about Daniel and his family, they wired money into his account and connected him with host homes in Bristol, Tennessee, where they could safely wait out the storm and have access to a hospital.

On Tuesday, September 18, the couple welcomed their daughter, Susanna Victoria Castro, into the world.

Castro is overwhelmed with the outpouring of care and concern. “Everyone here in Tennessee has been so good to us. They welcomed us with open arms and have checked on us to let us know they’re praying for us and looking out for us. KW Cares has made such a difference for us.”

Latwanna

Latwanna Singleton has a similar story. The grant she received from KW Cares helped her get to safety at a critical time. She had planned to hunker down at home so she’d be near the hospital when she went into labor. When the leadership in the market center inquired about whether she had a generator, she second-guessed her decision to stay. “After a short conversation with KW Cares, they had money in my account in less than two hours. We packed up the babies and got out.”

Just days after evacuating, Singleton delivered a healthy baby boy, Matthew Isaiah Jenkins.

Singleton says she is so proud to be a part of a company like Keller Williams, where everyone is treated like family. “I am ready to get back to work so that I can contribute to KW Cares and hopefully help someone in a similar situation at some point in the future.”

The Work Continues

To date, KW Cares has distributed 110 grants totaling $250,000 to those in need. Early last week, the organization set up a command center in New Bern to service the immediate needs of victims and over 100 volunteers have already assisted in clean up efforts.

“The biggest thing we can do right now is not just about the physical possessions or generators we bring, but when we can put our arms around someone else, tell them it’s going to be all right, and get them working again with a glimmer of hope,” says Tom Freireich, head of operations for the KW Disaster Relief Team.

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As the rivers continue to rise, the worst of the flooding isn’t over yet. It may be weeks before power is restored and agents can return to their homes to evaluate the damage. Even so, Keller Williams will be there. When Mark Brenneman, regional director of the Carolinas, thinks of the support the region has received, he is overwhelmed with gratitude.

“The mantra of our company is ‘God, family, business,’ and sometimes we use words loosely. But in this case, I’ve got to experience and see over the last seven days what a true family Keller Williams Realty is. The support we’ve received is beyond comprehension. These next few days will be trying, but the amazing thing is that we will be here to support our family.”

To make a donation to those impacted by Hurricane Florence, volunteer, or receive assistance, please visit www.kwcares.org.

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Gary Keller, KWCP, and Bo Menkiti Included in 2018 Swanepoel lists

The 2018 SP200 (Swanepoel Power 200) and other Real Estate industry recognition lists are the definitive rankings of the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry published annually by T3 Sixty.

On the SP2018 Trendsetters list is Keller Williams Capital Properties CEO and Founder Bo Menkiti, in an exclusive list of 20 other innovators, dealmakers, and movers-and-shakers who made a noteworthy impact over the last year.

Standing at the top in the #1 spot of this year’s Power 200 list is Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty International, and he is joined on the list by KW colleagues, including CEO John Davis (#7), Regional Owner and KW Board Member Mary Tennant (#74), MAPS CEO Diana Kokoszka (#89), Josh Team, Chief Innovation Officer (#134), and several other Regional Owners.

Other lists recognize Corporate Executives, Power Brokers, Technology Executives, ORE Executives, Women Leaders, Emerging Leaders, Trendsetters, and Social Influencers. In all the Swanepoel lists include 360 industry professionals, of more than an estimated 6 million professionals worldwide.

The SP200 team invests more than 400 hours analyzing hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction and sales volume data. They send hundreds of requests for additional information, personally verifying announcements, stats, and actions that took place over the past year. Then they spend several days in a room deliberating who, what and why.

Real Estate Industry leaders are evaluated based on the office they hold, the decision-making power associated with the office, the financial resources at their disposal, their organization’s industry significance and geographical reach, public announcements about imminent changes, their tenure and their personal influence in the industry.

KWCP Once Again a Top-Producing Brokerage Firm in 2018 RISMedia Power Broker and REAL Trends 500 Surveys

WASHINGTON, DC –  Continuing a rising trend for the brokerage, Keller Williams Capital Properties once again appears among the largest and top producing residential real estate brokerages in America, as this week the RISMedia Power Broker Survey and REAL Trends Five Hundred 2018reports were released. KWCP maintained a trend of growth and new heights in sales volume, and transaction sides, as produced by more than 880 Agent Entrepreneurs of the brokerage.

RISMedia  For the Power Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary edition of the Power Broker Survey, 2017 was a boom year. This year, KWCP ranked #93 in sales volume and #155 in transactions.  Combined, the Power Brokers in the rankings garnered a massive $1,309,745,420,709 in sales volume—a more than $146 billion increase from 2016—and 3,792,171 transactions.

REAL Trends, an industry report that evaluates the nation’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms, ranked KWCP at #94 in volume and #155 in transactions as well.

In 2017, KWCP recorded $2.23 billion in sales and 4,775 transactions across seven offices in the greater Washington, DC metro region.

To learn more about Keller Williams Capital Properties or discuss business and career opportunities, please contact Managing Partner Brandon Green.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Stepping Stone Real Estate Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

Stepping Stone Real Estate Group
419-294-0900
betsy@steppingstonegroup.com
karen@steppingstonegroup.com

Agents: Betsy Voegtlin & Karen Reynoso
Service Area: Fairfax County communities: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Herndon, Kingstowne, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Old Town Alexandria, Reston, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna; DC, and MD

Betsy and Karen’s passion is to help buyers, sellers, and investors move forward and achieve their real estate dreams! They see themselves as the stepping stones to help move you to the next chapter in your life – no matter whether you are looking to purchase your first home, move up, downsize, relocate, or invest!

VOTE for KWCP Associate Malia Terasek for REALTOR Magazine’s 30 Under 30

Congratulations to Malia Tarasek, a KWCP Associate with The Bob Lucido Worldwide Network, for the recent announcement that she’s a finalist for REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. Licensed since 2013, Malia joined the KWCP family in September 2017 as an Accredited Buyers Representative and absolutely loves what she does.

Born and raised in Vienna, VA, Malia’s deep-seated Northern Virginia roots have enabled her to become a neighborhood specialist quickly in DC. Not only is she a valued asset to clients, she is committed to helping her community and was appointed by her peers as the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network co-chair for 2 years, and now serves on NVAR’s Education Advisory group.

Show your support for Malia by voting Every Day, on Every Device at bit.ly/VoteMalia through Friday, March 23rd!

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – JASON TOWNSEND CAPITAL COMMUNITY PROPERTIES

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

 JASON TOWNSEND CAPITAL COMMUNITY PROPERTIES
202-415-7400
Jason@CapitalCommunityProperties.com
thomas@capitalcommunityproperties.com
Agents: Jason Townsend & Thomas Snow
Service Area: DC, VA, MD

Jason Townsend serves as the CEO and as the Senior Sales Agent. Navigating clients through the different stages of a sale or purchase, networking with agents to stay on top of the market and opportunities for clients, negotiating with agents for our buyers and sellers, leading the charge in the preparation and marketing of CCP listings, ensuring good customer service through our operations, systems and administration, keeping in touch/interacting with our clients and community and supporting/supervising his teammates are Jason’s primary roles.

With a desire to return to sales and a growing interest in homes and the real estate market, Thomas Snow was excited to accept a Buyer’s Specialist position with Jason Townsend and Capital Community Properties at the start of 2013. Thomas loves to meet new people from all different backgrounds and develop a thorough understanding of their unique needs. It gives Thomas great pleasure to match buyers with a selected, appropriate property based on his extensive knowledge of DC metro area real estate.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Saydam Properties Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

Saydam Properties Group
202-243-7700
sheena@saydamproperties.co
han@saydamproperties.com

Agents: Sheena & Han Saydam
Service Area: DC, MD, VA

Sheena & Han, managing principals of Saydam Properties Group and with over $40M in sales last year, are thrilled to make this list for the 3rd time in a row!

Sheena Saydam was named by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and 2016 as one of DC Metropolitan Area’s “99 Agents You Want on Your Side”; and in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as a “Top Producer.” In 2015, she was recognized as the #1 highest producer at Keller Williams for the DC Metro Region.

Sheena is passionate about providing each and every client with service more extraordinary than they’ve received anywhere – across all service industries. Her main focus at SPG is to ensure this passion is carried out as our mission.

Han Saydam manages client relations for Saydam Properties Group and is a Certified Negotiations Expert. He worked previously in data storage sales, both as a sales engineer and sales consultant.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents –Valentino & Associates

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:


Valentino & Associates
202-270-6972
rachel@rachelvalentino.com

Agents: Rachel Valentino
Serving area: DC, MD, VA

Accommodating. Creative. Charismatic. She’s on top of DC’s real estate scene and active in all avenues of the market: private residences, new construction, as well as condo and coop community. Rachel thrives on helping fellow Washingtonians find a property of their dreams. Her business, Valentino & Associates, is designed to provide clients with the highest level of service and unique residential and/or commercial opportunities.

Rachel’s sales production rank her among the top of Realtors® nationwide, and she has been featured in numerous publications including her recognition on the cover of REALTOR® magazine’s “30 Under 30” in June of 2009.

Besides her drive and complete business skills, what comes across most is the strong bond she establishes with her clients, not just as their realtor, but as a friend and well-informed resource for all of their real estate needs. She not only has an impressive understanding of real estate markets, but also knows how to manage innovative marketing campaigns and initiate results for each individual client.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – 12:45 Team

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

12:45 Team 
571-477-1245
Nate@1245team.com
Agents: Nate Johnson, Shawn Derrek, Phil Johnson
Service Area: Northern VA, MD

The 12:45 Team is a unique and experienced real estate team that can service all your real estate needs. Their goal is to exceed the expectations of their clients by being a team of talented specialists that serve each other and the community, encourage growth and create opportunity while having fun selling real estate. They have been ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate Agents in the Northern Virginia / MD Area. #8 out of 20,000+ agents. There are over 170,000 Real Estate Agents in Keller Williams Realty (the #1 real estate brokerage in the World), and the 12:45 Team is ranked #260.

Nate Johnson is the CEO of the 12:45 Team and a top producing Realtor who has been selling Real Estate full time for 12 years now. Whether it comes to buying, selling or investing in real estate, Nate strives to exceed your expectations every step of the way.Customer service & communication is his top priority while making sure his clients fully understand every step of the buying & selling process.

Shawn Derrick is ranked in the top 10 of all real estate agents in serving Stafford/Fredericksburg. He runs the 12:45 Team South division that covers Woodbridge, Stafford, Fredericksburg, and Spotsylvania. Shawn enjoys working with his clients and helping guide them through one of the most important decisions they will make.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents –Joel Nelson Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

Joel Nelson Group
202-243-7707
home@joelnelsongroup.com
Agents: Joel Nelson, Alan Mertz, Ned Kraemer
Service Area: DC

Ranked Top 1% Sales Agents in DC for last five consecutive years

Ranked Top 3 Listing Agents Capitol Hill 2013-2016

In the past 18 months, the Joel Nelson team has Successfully managed tremendous sales for over 60 DC area clients, from Capitol Hill to Chevy Chase with prices from $350,000 to $1.8MM. They have effectively negotiated the purchase of wonderful homes for 40 buyer clients across all 8 Wards of the City from $180,000 to $3.2MM.

“We are proud of each and every happy client we serve and are thrilled to be in the top 10 most selected and productive agents (out of more than 2000) in the Nation’s Capital for the third year in a row!”- Joel Nelson Team

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Mynor & Associates

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

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Mynor & Associates
301-437-1622
mynor@mynorandassociates.com
andrea@mynorandassociates.com

Agents: Mynor Herrera, Andrea Demelo
Service Area: DC, MD, VA

The Mynor & Associates philosophy is simple – Clients come first. They pledge to be in constant communication with their clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process.The teams main objective is to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing a full-service, stress-free and financially rewarding transaction that results in smiles on everyone’s faces.

Mynor Herrera joined Keller Williams Capital Properties’ Bethesda-Chevy Chase office in 2011 as a founding partner, where he is currently ranked among the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide. With a big picture vision of growing a top-level real estate team, he founded Mynor & Associates. While M&A is a top producing team, its members still take pride in their individual relationships with their clients.

Andrea Demela is a licensed Realtor® in DC, Maryland & Virginia and serves as a Showing Specialist on the Mynor & Associates team. She has over 7 years of Marketing & Sales experience and previously worked as Senior Marketing Manager of a technology startup in Boston. Andrea is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and strives to create strong personal connections that are not the only key to identifying your ideal home, but also in creating memorable relationships that will last a lifetime.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Bediz Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

Bediz Group
202-642-1616
david@bediz.com

With over 500 properties sold and more than $410 million in sales volume, the Bediz Group is a powerhouse in the D.C. metro real estate market. They are also a top producer at Keller Williams Capital Properties, the top-selling brokerage in D.C. in 2015 (for units). With a team of 13 full-time agents and an in-house marketing team, the Bediz offers unparalleled support in every aspect of the real estate transaction. 

As founder of the Bediz Group, David Bediz is an entrepreneur with an eye for detail and a strong work ethic. His real estate experience began in 2000 as an entrepreneurial real estate investor, and then continued in real estate sales and consulting for clients beginning in 2004. With five years of professional web design and photography experience to boot, he brings a unique, personal marketing perspective to sellers and the first-hand knowledge necessary for buyers.

Some of his notable accomplishments are to sell the former home of Warren Harding to the Principality of Monaco for its Ambassadors’ residence and to lease the $3.5M home used as the residence of the popular television show Top Chef: DC. He’s also extremely proud of his team, which he takes pride in directing with great care to ensure the highest standards of customer service and market knowledge.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – The Nellis Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT to:

The Nellis Group
703-930-0655
James@NellisGroup.com
Agents: James Nellis, Nicole Nellis
Serving area: DC, MD, VA

The Nellis Group represents buying and selling agents who are experts on the DC metro market and the communities within. Over 3,000 families have been served by The Nellis Group and they plan to raise that number to over 4,000 families in the next 5 years.

James Nellis is a third-generation realtor, currently CEO of The Nellis Group, and is affiliated with the KW Fairfax Capital Properties Market Center in the Virginia Region. He holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is a certified CRS instructor teaching a variety of CRS courses throughout the country.

James was recognized as one of Realtor Magazine’s “30 under 30” in 1995. He has been a featured speaker for NAR (National Association of Realtors), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), Star Power Success Summits & Annual Star Power Conference. He also established the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) with the primary focus on enabling high school students to embrace a position of leadership with a foundation of serving others.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Eng Garcia Grant & Co

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT TO: 

Eng Garcia Grant & Co
202-290-1313
Serving Agents: Carlos Garcia, Lucinda Eng Garcia, James Gran 
Service Area: 
DC, MD, VA

Eng Garcia Grant & Co. is comprised of a team of local real estate professionals committed to selling some of the most desired homes in Washington Area. Selling these “right addresses” is the mission of Eng Garcia Grant & Co.

A graduate of Connecticut College and Boston College Law School, Carlos Garcia is licensed to sell real estate in DC, MD, and VA. While practicing law in the early 90’s, Carlos became a real estate investor, acquiring a deep understanding of the local market. Carlos serves on several nonprofit boards and numerous local leadership groups.

In 2003, he received the “Unsung Hero” award from the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region for outstanding leadership in revitalizing the Higher Achievement Program. Carlos’ knowledge, legal background, and community ties make him an invaluable resource to clients.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – Fulcrum Properties Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT TO:

Fulcrum Properties Group
202-573-8552
tom@fulcrumpg.com
james@fulcrumpg.com

Serving Agents: Tom Kavanagh, James Lisowsky
Service Area: 
DC, MD, VA

Fulcrum Properties Group is a residential real estate company located in Washington, D.C. that helps clients buy, sell and invest in real estate in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. The company is associated with the Keller Williams Capital Properties Brokerage and Keller Williams Realty Metro Center. We also have a partner office located in Bend, Oregon.

A Virginia native, Tom Kavanagh is a founding principal of Fulcrum Properties Group, named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s top Platinum teams in 2015. With over $115 million in sales in 2016, Tom ranked in the top 100 of KWCP teams worldwide and was a national Keller Williams Triple Platinum Award recipient.

Tom has been a considered one of the most successful realtors in D.C. and the Commonwealth for over 17 years, building a reputation based on integrity, experience, and expert knowledge of the market. Tom has won the respect of clients and colleagues alike while creating more than $100 million in real estate sales, and numbering among the top 1% of Realtors in America.

As one of the highest grossing realtors in the nation’s capital, James Lisowsky is a founding principal of Fulcrum Properties Group and has been dedicated to serving buyers and sellers for over a decade. He specializes in guiding Fulcrum clients through important decisions regarding renovations and preparations for sale, contractual negotiations, and strategic investment.

Washingtonian 2017 Top Real Estate Agents – The Menkiti Group

Each year the Washingtonian magazine recognized the Top Real Estate Agents in the greater Washington, DC region, and in 2017 KWCP had 34 agents, teams, and groups represented! We’re proud of these Agent Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance, the recognition of the greater real estate community, and for their dedication to building businesses.
A big SHOUT OUT TO:

The Menkiti Group Residential
202-733-5455
info@menkitigroup.com

Serving Agents:
Service Area: DC, MD, VA

The Menkiti Group is an integrated real estate services company dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of a residential and commercial property. A minority-owned Certified Business Enterprise headquartered in the District of Columbia, The Menkiti Group was founded in 2004 with a mission to transform lives and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is proudly a double bottom line company; we measure our success in terms of both financial and social impact.

The Menkiti Group has established a reputation for creative and productive deployment of capital and has cultivated valuable relationships across economic and cultural divides that have historically hindered the development of urban neighborhoods.

As President of Sales, Kymber Menkiti has built a dedicated and passionate team of real estate professionals who assist Menkiti Group clients in meeting their real estate goals. Under Kymber’s leadership, the Residential Sales Team has assisted over 600 first-time homebuyers and has brokered the sale of over $550 million in a residential real estate. The Residential Sales Team has been recognized internationally as among the Top 50 teams within the Keller Williams franchise as measured by sales volume. Kymber is a member of the Menkiti Group’s Executive Leadership Team.