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New Real Estate Pricing Stats: Mid-Year 2018

We have real estate pricing stats with data through mid-year 2018. The stats cover the past ten years of home sales. We have stats available for zip codes in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Kensington. Some zip codes show that home prices are near, or exceed, where we were at the top of the market.

We’re happy to share this data with you! Fill out the form below to request your copy.

Value Added: Outdoor Living

Nothing quite says relaxing like the thought of sitting outside on your porch during a beautiful evening. And with the dog days of summer behind us, sitting outside becomes a reality again.

Outdoor spaces can be very appealing for buyers, especially for those who enjoy being outside and like to have the space and ambience to entertain. While many buyers may not specifically have porches, patios, or backyard studios on their “must have” list, outdoor spaces certainly can add value for some buyers as it extends the living space of the home.

Several of our current listing offer great outdoor spaces – take a look!

26 Eastmoor Drive | Woodmoor (For Sale)

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113 Eastmoor Drive | Woodmoor (For Sale)

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2970 Forsythe Avenue | Forest Glen Park (For Sale)

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104 Southwood Avenue | Northwood Park (For Sale)

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217 Williamsburg Drive | Woodmoor (Under Contract)

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If you’re interested in seeing more, contact us today!


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New Real Estate Pricing Stats for Mid-Year 2017

Can you believe we’re more than halfway through 2017? Our real estate pricing stats are updated through mid-year 2017. The stats cover the past ten years of home sales. We have stats available for zip codes in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Kensington. Some zip codes show that home prices are near, or exceed, where we were at the top of the market.

We’re happy to share this data with you! Fill out the form below to request your copy.

New Real Estate Pricing Stats

We’ve updated our real estate pricing stats through year-end 2016. The stats cover the past ten years of home sales. We have stats available for zip codes in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Kensington. Some zip codes show that home prices are near, or exceed, where we were at the top of the market.

We’re happy to share this data with you! Fill out the form below to request your copy.

Our End of The Year Recap

Go Brent Team agents closed 116 transactions for buyers and sellers in 2016.

What does this mean for you? We’re experts in the marketplace. As a top-ranked team in the DC Metro area, we are highly experienced contract negotiators and we ensure our clients get to settlement smoothly. It also means we have the support and organization in place to provide our clients with superior service.

This year, we assisted 71 clients to sell their properties! Our sellers know we invest substantial time and effort to skillfully market their homes and neighborhoods through the internet, social media, paid advertising, and print materials.

We also helped 45 clients find a new place to call home in 2016. Our buyers know they can count on us to guide them as they search for the right home in their desired price range and neighborhoods.

Below is a sample of our 2016 home sales

If you have thoughts of buying or selling (or both!), let us help you prepare for what’s ahead.

We are looking forward to 2017 — Happy New Year!

Liz Brent
Tammy Thomas
Cari Jordan
Debbie Gerald
Patrick Thomas
Linda Magolda
Susanna Drayne
Beth Stanton
Marty Milam


Go Brent Team: Living and Working in Silver Spring

After working here in Silver Spring for almost two decades, it’s no secret that we at Go Brent Team love serving our neighbors in this incredible community. Whether it’s buying or selling homes, recommending local partners, or providing real estate advice, we’re always here to help put the spotlight on the best that Silver Spring has to offer. Now, the spotlight is on us! Get to know more about Go Brent Team: our neighborhoods, favorite local spots, and local service recommendations – all the things we love about living and working in Silver Spring.

Liz Brent


I’ve lived in Silver Spring’s Seven Oaks neighborhood for 21 years now. The walkability is a huge plus since the kids could walk to schools and we have easy access to downtown Silver Spring. Kaldi’s Social House is my favorite local spot, it’s conveniently located next door to my office, and so stopping in for morning coffee is a must! I love that they are now offering lunch too. A great local service provider I’ve found and worked with over the years is Diana Hyatt at the local M&T Bank on Georgia Avenue.

Debbie Gerald


I grew up in Silver Spring then moved away, returning 9 years ago to renovate and sell a home in Woodside Park, and then moving to Sligo Park Hills 4 years ago. The close proximity to downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park was really important to me; I also enjoyed meeting my neighbors, many of whom are the second-generation residents. Kaldi’s is my local coffee shop and I also head to 8407 Kitchen Bar fairly regularly; Woodside Deli’s Turkey Ruebens are also a favorite (think takeout!).

Fantasy Nails at the Woodmoor Shopping Center in Four Corners is my favorite nail salon.

Cari Jordan


I’ve really loved living in Woodmoor for the past 17 years. I enjoy the sense of community – meeting friendly neighbors out in the community walking dogs or playing with kids. When my kids turned 10, I felt very comfortable with them walking themselves to and from friend’s homes in the neighborhood. My kids now also walk to the Sweet Frog in the Woodmoor Shopping Center. Speaking of the shopping center, we really appreciate the great wine and craft beer selection at the Woodmoor Market, and Santucci’s subs can’t be beat! With two kids and a dog life is busy, so KitchKat is a local business that I now use for fresh meal delivery or we may run over to Wheaton for Thai food from Ruan Thai or Ren’s Ramen for amazing, homemade ramen noodle soup.  ​ Two Coconuts in Kensington, owned by a Woodmoor neighbor, is my go to place for hostess and personalized gifts.

Susanna Drayne


Living in North Woodside has been terrific, especially with the walkability to stores, schools, daycare, and Metro.  Living near Sniders is also a big plus – I can do a week’s worth of food shopping in about 30 minutes! Fenwick Beer & Wine has been a welcome addition to the local scene. Not only do they have a phenomenal selection of wine and beer, but they also host free Friday evening tastings.

A great local shop we use regularly is the Jalal Barber Shop on Georgia Avenue near Seminary Place.

Linda Magolda


I live in Woodside Park, where I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s.  I left the area and lived in New Jersey for the better part of 40 years, and just recently returned to Silver Spring to be closer to my family.  The neighborhood holds memories for me, and coming back has been very nostalgic. I often walk with my dog, and enjoy the beautiful homes, trees, and landscaped gardens.  The community is filled with friendly people — many fellow walkers and runners, and of course, canine buddies (and neighborhood cats too!)

The downtown I remember as a child was a smaller place; today’s city is bustling. I especially enjoy going to the year round Farmers Market in the heart of Silver Spring, and must also mention Sniders and Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant, which have been around as long as I have! Silver Spring was a fun place to be growing up as a child, and it’s equally as exciting returning as a seasoned citizen.

Tammy Thomas


Having lived in Woodside Park for 33 years now, I truly appreciate the unique homes offering so much charm and appeal. Of course, our neighbors make this place special and we look forward to our annual Luzerne Block Party each year. Silver Spring offers so much — we enjoy dining at Mi Rancho and Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant, walking around the weekend farmers market, shopping at Sniders, and frequenting the Woodmoor Pastry Shop. It’s also wonderful to have Sligo Creek Park’s walking trails and golf course close by; I have fond memories of teaching our daughters to ride their bikes there!

For a special treat, we head to Velatis on Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring; this local business has been making delicious caramels and other sweets since 1866.

Beth Stanton


We moved to Woodside from a nearby Silver Spring neighborhood (Sligo Branview) — we were looking to be closer to Metro, and were hopeful that downtown Silver Spring’s revitalization would come to fruition.  So now 13 years later, we’ve love living inside the Beltway, walking to downtown Silver Spring, and having easy access to DC! Living and working in Silver Spring offers me a great work/life balance – I’ve got a 5-minute commute down Georgia Avenue and I’m able to be home with my kids after school. One of my favorite local restaurants is the Big Greek Café – their Greek salads are delicious! My kids are huge fans of Olazzo, and I recently learned they do catering which has come in handy when I need to feed a crowd.

There are many local businesses that I depend on, but two come to mind. John Greenan & Sons Jewelers on Fenwick Lane is a wonderful family-owned business. From watch batteries to jewelry repairs to gifts, it’s a local place I know I can trust. I like to entertain and was thrilled to find We’re Having a Party, located off Brookeville Road, for dependable but inexpensive party rentals – think tables, chairs, tablecloths, and more.

Free Consult Service

Go Brent Team agents offer free consults. We offer expert advice on a wide range of real estate topics. We can help whether you have specific real estate questions you need addressed right now or you simply are gathering information to make future decisions.

Many buyers want assistance deciding if the time is right to purchase a home. Sometimes buyers want to get a clear picture of what the home purchasing process entails or are simply gathering information on specific neighborhoods. Homeowners typically want to weigh options in terms of selling or renting. Many homeowners want assistance as they plan improvement projects; our services range from helping to pick paint colors or finishes to providing input on renovation or improvement projects. Whatever you need, Go Brent Team is happy to help!

How we can help

We offer a no pressure, low-key, informative, and discrete approach. Consults with Go Brent Team agents usually last an hour, and there is absolutely no charge. Since the majority of our business is done through word-of-mouth referrals, we simply ask that you pass along our contact information to anyone who is considering buying or selling.

We welcome all inquires – common consult topics include:

Selling and Preparation for Selling
Buying and Preparation for Buying
Selling vs. Renting
Buying vs. Renting
Moving vs. Renovating
Renovating vs. Over-Improving
Home Improvement Ideas
“Best Bang for the Buck” Renovations
What’s My Home Worth?

Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation

Testimonial from Our Free Consult Service


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The Neighborhoods of Silver Spring, MD

Silver Spring has Sprung!  Silver Spring, MD is the perfect balance of urban and suburban lifestyles.  This suburb, considered to be the first of Washington, DC,  has undergone a significant renaissance adding new residential, retail, office, and entertainment venues.  Silver Spring provides an abundance of diverse restaurant choices, arts and cultural activities, Rock Creek and Sligo Creek parks as well as being home to major employers such as the FDA, Discovery Communications, and NOAA.  Downtown Silver Spring is also home to the Fillmore concert venue and the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater. Visit downtown Silver Spring to shop at the open air farmer’s market or practice your “triple toe loop” at the ice skating rink, or enjoy a free concert or attend the Silver Spring Jazz Festival in the summer.

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