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Let Go Brent Open The Door! FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar – November 13

Join Go Brent’s Debbie Gerald and Caliber Home Loans’ Branch Manager Ramez Fahmy for this free event.

When:    Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Where:   Silver Spring Civic Center in Downtown Silver Spring

We’ll be discussing the ins and outs of purchasing and financing your first home. If your to-do list includes buying a house or condo now or in the future, please join us. This is a great opportunity to learn about the buying process and ask questions.

Please sign-up in advance. There is no cost or obligation, just plenty of information!

FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar – 9/18

Join Go Brent’s Debbie Gerald and Caliber Home Loans’ Branch Manager Ramez Fahmy for this free event.

When:    Wednesday, September 18 from 7:00-8:30PM
Where:   Silver Spring Civic Center in Downtown Silver Spring

We’ll be discussing the ins and outs of purchasing and financing your first home. If your to-do list includes buying a house or condo now or in the future, please join us. This is a great opportunity to learn about the buying process and ask questions.

Please sign-up in advance. There is no cost or obligation, just plenty of information!

Get Ahead of the Spring Market

The winter season brings little inventory but as you know the DC-area market typically explodes come Spring. If you intend to buy or sell in 2019, now is the perfect time to meet with an agent to ensure you have a strategy in place and don’t miss out.

Go Brent agents are full-time Realtors who have an unrivaled command of the local market. In 2018, we successfully assisted our clients to buy and sell 145 homes.

Put our expertise to work for you – contact Go Brent to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to talking with you!

Go Brent Welcomes Don Bunuan

Go Brent is expanding once again! We are excited to welcome Don Bunuan to the team. Don is a realtor licensed in Maryland and DC.

“A successful full-time realtor, Don works with both buyers and sellers. Don is best known for his honesty, integrity, attentive service, and ability to effectively communicate with clients. A lifetime DC-area resident, Don focuses his business efforts on the Hyattsville area as well as the Route 1 corridor. Prior to starting his real estate career, Don worked as both a high school teacher and managing grants and contracts for the Department of Education. Don’s excellent communication and negotiation abilities, along with his experience writing contracts, serve him well as he helps clients navigate the process of buying or selling a home.”

To learn more about Don, visit his team profile.

As a dynamic real estate team, Go Brent looks for full-time agents who are dedicated to providing our clients with excellent customer service. If you are a real estate agent licensed in Maryland and/or Washington, D.C. and are interested in learning more about our team, please contact us: liz@gobrent.co.

FREE First-Time Homebuyer Seminar – Saturday, October 27

Join Go Brent’s Debbie Gerald and Caliber Home Loans’ Ramez Fahmy for a free First-Time Homebuyer Seminar.

We’ll discuss the ins and outs of purchasing and financing your first home/condo. If you’ve been thinking about buying in the near future, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about the buying process.

When:    Saturday,  October 27 from 10:00-11:30AM
Where:   Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring

Please sign-up in advance.

There is no cost or obligation, just plenty of information! Can’t attend but want to know more about the home buying process? Contact Debbie for more information.

Are You Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

Are you ready to find your dream home? Let Go Brent be your guide!
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If you’ve decided to embark on your home buying journey, it’s time to schedule a free consultation with a Go Brent agent. Once we have a sense of your ideal home, we’ll ensure you’re aware of the best available properties in your desired area, price range, and location.

As well-connected experts, we’ll be in touch with other agents and may learn of new listings before they hit the market. And yes, while home searches on the internet can be fun, it can also be a time suck for you. Let us work on your behalf – we’ll send you on-going property and neighborhood updates, plus offer you flexibility for scheduling appointments.

Then when you find “the one,” you can count on our strong command of the sales contract; we’ll prepare a solid offer, minimize your risk, and negotiate on your behalf.

This year, we’ve worked with 50 clients who have purchased homes in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Kensington, Rockville, Potomac, and Gaithersburg. We’ve helped first-time homebuyers, clients purchasing larger “move-up” homes, as well as clients who are downsizing.  And if you are thinking of simultaneously buying a new home and selling your current home, we can assist with that too.

When you choose Go Brent, you’ll work with a full-time agent with an unrivaled command of the local market.

Want to know more?
Learn more about our team or contact us to schedule your free consultation!

Comparing 2018 & 2017 YTD Listings in Silver Spring and Takoma Park

With the first half of the year in the books, we took a look at the number of single family and town homes listed in close-in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. The numbers below represent homes that were listed in 2018 year-to-date compared with listings for the same period in 2017.

Listings in 20910 and 20912 are both down significantly this year, 18% and 12% respectively; while the number of listings in 20901 and 20902 are about the same this year compared to last.


2018: 169
2017: 205


2018: 94
2017: 107


2018: 311
2017: 303


2018: 312
2017: 297

There is no crystal ball in real estate; the market ebbs and flows based on interest rates, buyer/seller motivation, and other factors. So, while we can’t predict exactly what will happen in the second half of the year, meeting with an agent to discuss the particulars of your situation is best. Go Brent agents are experienced and savvy; we’ve navigated the local market for years and we’ve been top agents inside the Beltway since 2008.

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today. We consult with both buyers and sellers. Many times we work with clients months, or even years, in advance of making a decision. Regardless of your timeframe,  we look forward to helping you plan for what’s next!

Go Brent Lists Historic Montgomery County Home

Go Brent is proud to list 605 St. Andrews Lane in the Silver Spring neighborhood of North Hills.

The Louis L. Brunett House was originally constructed circa 1864. This unique historic home is on the market for only the second time in 70 years. The original house was substantially remodeled in 1939 in an eclectic Neoclassical Revival design. The Brunett House has local architectural and historical significance and is listed as a Historic Site in the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation.

This urban oasis is an engaging combination of charming architectural detail and modern convenience. The front porch with double entry doors beckons you inside to the main level offering rooms of gracious proportions with wonderful flow. There is a grand living room with working fireplace, custom bar room, formal dining room, powder room, and renovated kitchen with granite counters and breakfast room with working fireplace. The family room, at the rear of the home, offers a separate entryway to the driveway and yard. From this room there are stairs to the upper level media room. Two screened porches on either side of the home extend your living space outdoors. Details of note include floor to ceiling windows, period moldings, high ceilings, and hardwood floors on all three above ground levels.

From the main hall, the handsome staircase leads to the second level featuring a Master bedroom and bathroom, three additional large bedrooms, and a full bath located off the center hallway. On the third level, there are two additional bedrooms and another full bathroom.

The home is nestled on a hill above the quiet one-way street on a generous lot featuring mature trees and landscaping and beautiful gardens. The property offers walkways, stone/brick walls, and a spacious stone patio. The crowning jewel is the outdoor kitchen and deck. Inside and out, this home provides a wonderful venue for entertaining.

The location is ideal. You are inside the Beltway and just steps to Sligo Creek Park. Walk a few blocks to downtown Silver Spring and enjoy restaurants, shops, Whole Foods, the year-round FRESHFARM farmers market, and entertainment venues including The Fillmore and AFI Silver Theatre. Commuting is simple – you’re just a mile walk or drive to the Silver Spring Transit Center with Metro and MARC trains. You also have quick access to area buses, the Beltway and major commuter routes.

View floorplans, photos, and the virtual tour.

For more information, contact Go Brent.

Why Pre-Sale Home Prep Brings Value

Pre-sale home preparation is one of the most important things you can do to add value in the mind of the buyer. Go Brent‘s home preparation can raise the value of your property by leading the eye to attractive features while minimizing flaws.

We offer advice regarding all phases of property preparation. While some sellers paint, refinish floors, and take on other major projects, some clients do very little. We will advise you on which improvements will add value and, if appropriate, arrange for the work and oversee the contractors.

Even if major improvements to the house are not on your agenda, we can recommend minor changes and inexpensive adjustments that can make a big difference in attracting buyers. Cleaning, small repairs, and landscaping can go a long way in making an appealing visual statement, both in online photos and in person.

Considering selling? Ensure your home makes the best impression when it hits the market. Contact us for a free consultation today!

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

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With Home Inventory Low – Go Brent is Ready to help Sellers

The number of single-family homes on the market now is quite low. Sellers don’t have a lot of competition and we have many buyers who are eager to buy but are fazed by the lack of inventory.

If selling your home has crossed your mind, now may be an excellent time to sell. We are currently meeting with homeowners to discuss if they should put their home on the market quickly to take advantage of the lack of inventory or prep their home and wait for the spring market.

Sellers Blog | 9309 Glenville
9309 Glenville Road
Long Branch Village

Listed and Under Contract in:
6 days

*Just 70 days from listing to sold

Sellers Blog | 111 Elm Ave
111 Elm Avenue
Takoma Park

Listed and Under Contract in:
6 days

*Received multiple offers for more than list price

Sellers Blog | 301 Lexington
301 Lexington Drive

Listed and Under Contract in:
5 days

*Previously on market 4+ months with another brokerage

A Go Brent agent can provide you with a free consultation to discuss your property and the current market situation.

Please reach out if you are interested in a free seller consultation or would like to discuss other options such as leasing or home renovation projects.