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CARLOS GARCIA – Top 100 Real Estate Agent

As a Washingtonian Top 100 Real Estate Agent, this Agent Entrepreneur has been recognized for their outstanding performance, their market knowledge, integrity, communication skills, and closing preparation as acknowledged by their peers and more than 25,000 Washingtonian magazine subscribers.

The Eng Garcia Grant & Co. team is also recognized as a Washingtonian BEST Real Estate Team.

Carlos Garcia
Owner and President, Eng Garcia Grant & Co.

Service Area: DC, MD, VA

A graduate of Connecticut College and Boston College Law School, Carlos 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.

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. He serves on several nonprofit boards and numerous local leadership groups. Carlos has been with KWCP since 2005. 

Marla Shea Named New Team Leader for KWCP Rockville Market Center

Today we’re excited to share the news of the installment of Marla Shea as the new Team Leader for the Keller Williams Capital Properties Rockville Market Center.

Marla has more than 25 years of sales expertise, entrepreneurial know-how, accomplishments, and business acumen that have positioned her to carry out the pivotal role of Team Leader. She is excited and eager to help other agents reach their highest levels of success, to contribute to the growth of the Rockville Market Center, to cultivate relationships and attract Rockville area Realtors®, and work together to grow the culture in the office to increase the charitable outreach in the community.

“I fell in love with KWCP the moment I walked into a Market Center. Becoming part of this award-winning leadership team is a dream come true. I am grateful to be engaged with an organization with such positive energy that is committed to community service and collaboration, and to one that grows associates both personally and professionally to their highest level of happiness and excellence.

The KW systems and models feel like home to me, and nothing makes me happier than sharing our wealth of expertise and wisdom….and then watching people FLY! I cannot wait to see where 2018 and beyond leads our KWCP family.”

New to KWCP, Marla joined the real estate community in 2016. Her early career was as a successful Television Broadcast sales Executive with ABC, NBC & FOX for 12 years. During that time she flipped 17 homes, then followed her passion and lifelong dream to do more of the same, so she co-founded T&M Design & Construction, Inc. in 2001, serving the greater Philadelphia area. In 2004, when her two children and their father were diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and other pre-existing conditions, Marla sold her construction business and began her journey as a special needs/mental health advocate for Tourette families and families with special needs everywhere.

She Chaired the Greater Washington Tourette Society (now Mid Atlantic Tourette Society) for 6 years serving the Virginia, Maryland and DC constituent needs while continually growing the chapter base and fundraising efforts through existing members and with the development of strong community outreach programs. After ten (10) years Marla Co-Founded Tourette International Community of Support (TICS) to reach an even larger community of families needing advocacy and support. As Co-founder/Vice Chair, and Executive Director she worked to unify and inspire the Global Tourette community, to educate international lawmakers, to inform law enforcement and educators about the truths about Tourette’s, expanding to nine states in the U.S., and to over thirteen countries internationally.

In 2011 Marla was honored by being selected into the inaugural class of Williams & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe Law School for Special Needs Advocacy (ISEA) where she became a Certified Special Needs/Mental Health Advocate. She spends much of her free time advocating for families of special needs children in school systems across the U.S., ensuring they receive the best education and services possible.

In her day-to-day role with KWCP, Marla’s key objectives will be to grow the Rockville Market Center with great enthusiasm and a roster of top producing agents and to positively and significantly affect the real estate market in the greater Rockville area.

A busy mother of two beautiful daughters Devyn (23), Rheagan (18), and their Little Boy Chihuahua Man Mateo (12) Marla is a lifelong traveler, foodie, and lover of family, friends, music, and useless movie quotes. Clearly very passionate about real estate, and about life, Marla thrives when others succeed.

Please join us in welcoming her to her new role by sending Marla a note, and update or add her information to your contacts lists:, 202.352.3100.

Welcome to new KWCP Stafford Team Leader Marriah Unruh

Today we’re excited to share the news of the installment of Marriah Unruh as the new Team Leader for one of our newest Market Centers, Keller Williams Capital Properties Stafford, VA.

An experienced, award-winning real estate professional, Marriah has more than 16 years of experience, accomplishments, entrepreneurial know-how, and business acumen that has positioned her to carry out the pivotal role of Team Leader. She is excited and eager to help other agents reach their highest levels of success, to be a part of the growth of the Market Center, to cultivate relationships and attract Stafford area realtors, and work together to grow the culture in the office and to increase the charitable outreach in the community.

“This opportunity was a no-brainer for me, because of the tremendous environment that Bo and Brandon have created for agents as compared to other brokerages. I feel very connected to the company, and it became clear very quickly that the forces that drive KWCP leadership are what empower their associates to be as successful as possible, and to give back to the community. I’m excited to be an integral part of the future of KWCP Stafford and to attract more agents that share that mindset.”

Not only a very familiar name in the KWCP family, Marriah Unruh is also highly recognized in the greater Northern Virginia real estate community as a top producing agent, a key industry advocate, a powerful and dedicated volunteer, and a Keller Williams cultural ambassador. She started her career in 2001 and quickly rose to gain her Associate Broker’s license a few years later. She achieved ASP designation in 2006, and has been recognized as a Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer, an NVAR Lifetime Top Producer, the Unruh team has appeared in Washingtonian’s Best Real Estate Agents Top Team List, and she has been the #1 Realtor® in Aquia Harbour by sales since 2008. A champion of the Keller Williams belief system and the mission of KWCP to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate, she fully embraced the opportunities to serve the brokerage and in the community, including: member of the NVAR Grievance Committee, (2013-2017); NVAR Cares Vice Chair (2017), and as a KW Regional Cultural Ambassador, (2016). In 2018 Marriah will Chair the NVAR Cares committee.

Most recently at KWCP Fairfax, Marriah was the Lead Associate Broker, and served for four years in the highly impactful roles of ALC member, and as Cultural Chair, most notably seeing over many RED Day events with her typical and infectious energy, enthusiasm, heartfelt dedication, and fanatical approach to making each event better than the next.

In her day-to-day role with KWCP, Marriah’s key objectives will be to oversee the relocation of the Market Center to a new home, to launch the office with great enthusiasm and a roster of top producing agents, and to positively and significantly affect the real estate market in the greater Stafford area.

A busy mother of three and a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, Marriah is clearly passionate about real estate, and about life, and she thrives when others succeed. To wind down, she enjoys playing the guitar and Aerial Silks – maybe it’s time to have a serious discussion about that KWCP talent show!

Please join us in welcoming her to her new role by sending Marriah a note and update /add her info in your contacts:, 703.855.5084. Watch for more news and updates in the coming weeks on the buildout progress of the Market Center, and an official grand opening launch date later in the spring.

Caitlin Martinez Named Assistant Team Leader at Washington, DC Tenley Market Center

Today KWCP Leadership, the ALC, and core group members of the Washington, DC Tenley Market Center announced the arrival of Caitlin Martinez to her instrumental new role as Assistant Team Leader.

An experienced, award-winning real estate professional, Caitlin is excited to be with KWCP, with a keen eye on recruiting efforts and positioning of the Tenley Market Center as a force in the Upper NW area of the city, and as the brokerage where agents want to be.

A Keller Williams standout that gained her experience at the Austin, TX flagship market center, Caitlin has practical experience, perspective as a top-producing agent, and the drive and enthusiasm for learning and succeeding.

With an academic and international background that includes a B.A. in Communications from Temple University and an M.A. with Honors in International Relations from the University of Westminster in London, Caitlin learned early on about the impact of an ambassadorial approach to her work. Her roles included as a recruiter and admission specialist for the International Studies Abroad program in London as a liaison between students and Admissions Departments of eight UK universities. This led to a program manager role there, followed by a return to the U.S. to an ISA role with Keller Williams SWMC, where she made the most of her educational and training opportunities.

In Austin she quickly rose to become a successful agent, closing over 85 transactions with $25M+ in sales in just two years, earning her the KW Rising Star of Real Estate Award, one of 37 across the company for 2017. That experience inspired her to a new challenge as the Assistant Team Leader in the Washington, DC area.

In her new day-to-day role her key objectives will be to focus on helping agents to grow their businesses, to increase the agent count to 120+ in the coming year, and to have a larger presence in the Tenley area with a high profile market center that’s active in the community, and involved in events on a regular basis.

“I’m really looking to help educate, motivate, coach, and hold everyone accountable for their 2018 goals,” describes Caitlin. “I also want to be seen as the cultural ambassador and connector of the Market Center. I have great energy, enthusiasm, and passion for this work because of what I have gained from Keller Williams.”

Judging by the great momentum that’s come with the grand opening and the recent ribbon-cutting and Tenley Main Street events led by the ALC, the results should continue to be noteworthy!

In her free time, Caitlin loves international travel, in addition to getting to know the greater DC metropolitan area, and attending theatre and performing arts events on the weekends, hinting to her background and love of the arts in high school at while at Temple. Caitlin resides in Cleveland Park, so with Rock Creek Park just steps away from her door, regular nature breaks and other explorations of the city’s museums, and sights, with her husband and her Pomeranian Leon balance everything out.

Please add Caitlin to your address books and reach out to say Hello:, 202.847.4176.

Watch for more news and updates in the coming weeks as the Washington, DC Tenley Market Center launches the BOLD Center training, special event, and meeting space – available for booking!