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New Seminar – How to Buy Before You Sell

Wondering what it takes to buy a home before you sell your current home
in this competitive market?


Join Go Brent’s Debbie Gerald & Caliber Home Loans’ Branch Manager Ramez Fahmy:

Wednesday, June 29th

7:00-8:30PM

ONLINERegister for Link

We’ll discuss real options and real strategies to purchase and finance your new home BEFORE selling your current home. Whether you are planning to buy soon or thinking about it in the near future, this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to start the process. 

What We’ll Discuss:

  • What’s going on right now in the local housing market
  • Raising the Cash
  • Qualifying BEFORE you put your house on the market
  • Buying in a Seller’s market
  • How to get the most money for your current home

There will be plenty of time to ask questions. There is no cost or obligation, just lots of information!

First Time Homebuyer Seminar – May 14th

Wondering what it takes to buy your first home in this competitive market?

Join Go Brent’s Debbie Gerald & Caliber Home Loans’ Branch Manager Ramez Fahmy:

Saturday, May 14th
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Online – Register for Link

We’ll discuss the ins and outs of purchasing and financing your first home. Whether you are planning to buy your first home soon or thinking about it in the near future, this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to start the process. There will be plenty of time to ask questions!

There is no cost or obligation, just lots of information!

The Inventory Problem In Our Area…

Q: Is the national upward trend of inventory going to improve our housing crisis here?
A: No.

Owner/Broker Liz Brent explains.

Free Pooch Portraits – Saturday April 23rd

Great Pups Deserve Great Pics!

Come get your FREE pooch portrait
Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 10-1pm
Where: Go Brent Realty

914 Silver Spring Ave, Suite 103
Silver Spring, MD
First come first served. Space is limited.
No cats, no humans in the photos. Just dogs.
Each participant will receive one free digital download image

Knine Rescue Drive April 1- 29

In support of our canine community, Go Brent Realty is collecting new and gently used
toys, blankets, leashes and more (no sheets or comforters, please) for Knine Rescue.
For a full list of needed items, please visit www.kninerescue.com.

When: 10AM-3PM, Monday – Friday
Where: Go Brent Realty

914 Silver Spring Ave, Suite 103
Silver Spring, MD

Thinking of Leasing a Space for Your Business?

This $125 Registration Could Be the Difference Between
a Landlord Saying Yes or No

You’ve fine-tuned your business plan, hunted for a space, and finally you are ready to sign a lease–but the landlord says no, not without your SDAT. SDAT? What’s that?

Landlords have one go-to tool for getting a quick snapshot of whether or not a small business is legit: the State Department of Assessment and Taxation database. Every business operating in Maryland must register with the state and annually update their account. Setting it up costs $125 and is easy to do online. The Maryland Business Express site walks you through how. 

Skip this step in making your business official, and it could cost you the chance to rent the space you want. Registered businesses are ready for business. If the business name doesn’t show in the database, the landlord is taking a risk entering into a contract with a business that’s not real, legally speaking.

If you’ve followed all the filing instructions, up will pop the name of your business, when it was registered, applicable articles of incorporation, and best of all, one line in all caps, loud and clear:

“THIS BUSINESS IS IN GOOD STANDING.”

Galentine’s Day Bra Drive +

FEBRUARY 1-28

Happy Galentine’s! All month long @silverspringcares will be celebrating Galentine’s with a Bra Drive to benefit @isupportthegirls .

Now collecting:
? New/gently used bras of all kinds
? New underwear
? New/sealed menstrual hygiene products

Look for the Silver Spring Cares Donation Bin at one of the incredible, women-owned businesses below.

?AstroLab Brewing • 8216 Georgia Ave.
? El Golfo Restaurant • 8739 Flower Ave.
? GoBrent Realty • 914 Silver Spring Ave.
? Green Owl Design • 5303 Baltimore Ave.

All donations go to those folks experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress.

Thanks for all your SUPPORT!

How About a Pop-Up?

Fleetwood Market Pop-Up Opens Today – January 7, 2022

by Hannah McCann, January 7, 2022


There can be a lot of questions before a new business and a landlord lock hands on a retail lease. Even when all signs point to yes, it can be easy for both the start-up and the landlord to second-guess a commitment that typically extends for three, five, or even more years. That’s how I found myself recently standing outside a vacant storefront on Sligo Avenue asking, “How about a pop-up?”

Business leaders across the country (and as nearby as Alexandria and Georgetown) have embraced short-term, or “pop-up,” leases as a way to reimagine vacant spaces. Typically open for one to three months, pop-up shops bring buzz to commercial blocks that have gone quiet, help market overlooked vacancies, and incubate followers for a new business. Still, it’s a tough sell for many landlords (and their agents) who are used to one-and-done long-term leases (and the fatter commissions that go with them). 

Fortunately for downtown Silver Spring, the landlord of a long-shuttered daycare at 629 Sligo Avenue responded differently when I floated the idea of a pop-up. “Interesting concept,” she said. We began a conversation. 

The result goes live today. The storefront at 629 Sligo comes alive as Fleetwood Market, a hip pop-up retail apparel shop. The brainchild of Silver Spring natives Julian Labarca and Lewis Andrews, the shop features a curated inventory of collectible sneakers and clothing and a flurry of giveaways and surprise promotions hyped by Fleetwood Market’s busy Instagram handle, @fleetwoodmarket. Stop by the pop-up shop any day between 12 and 6 PM today through January 23.

Julian and Lewis turned their sights on bringing their passion for collectible apparel to their hometown following graduation from Northwood High School, college, and budding careers in Fortune 500 companies. The buy/sell/trade collectible fashion market is a high-growth industry recently profiled in the New York Times and on CNBC that has exploded during the pandemic. Joining Home Court on nearby Philadelphia Avenue, Fleetwood Market makes this part of downtown Silver Spring a destination for today’s fashion collectors, similar to how the area’s record stores have drawn record collectors for the past decade. 

What’s next for Fleetwood Market and 629 Sligo Avenue? It’s too early to say. But one thing is sure: nap time is over at the former daycare, and a homegrown venture is off and running. 

  • What: Fleetwood Market
  • When: 12-6 PM every day, January 7-23, 2022
  • Where: 629 Sligo Avenue
  • More information: fleetwoodmarketdc@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a pop-up space in your property, or bringing your business concept to market with a short-term pop-up lease? Contact commercial agent Hannah McCann with Go Brent Realty at hannah@gobrentrealty.com or 301-787-6749.

Free Apple Cider Warm Up! November 20th

The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is Saturday, November 20th, and we’ll be out in front of our Silver Spring office serving hot apple cider to warm you up. Swing by and say hello! We’d love to see you.

Warm Clothing Drop Off! November 21st

On Sunday, November 21st (the day after our hot cider for parade goers) we’ll be collecting warm clothing donations for our partners at Linkages to Learning. 9AM-5PM.

We are accepting:

  • jackets
  • coats
  • hats
  • gloves
  • scarves

All styles, all sizes, in dignity condition, please!

Hope to see you there!