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  • 2022 2nd Quarter Maryland Market Report

    2022 2nd Quarter Maryland Market Report

    Join us in exploring the data and trends powering the Maryland residential real estate market in the 2022 2nd Quarter Maryland Market Report presented exclusively by Monument Sotheby’s International Realty.

    Wherever you are in the world, our team of specialists is at your disposal to provide advice, market insight, and valuations. If you are considering a move, it would be a privilege to help you discover the current value of your property.

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Invests in Substantial Partnership with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

    Baltimore, Maryland (September 28, 2022) -Monument Sotheby’s International Realty announces a substantial partnership interest in affiliate firm Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading real estate brokerage based in Southern Delaware.  Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty has 67 sales professionals who represent a broad range of spectacular properties throughout the beach towns of Delaware and Maryland.  The companies achieved a combined sales volume of $1.7 billion in 2021 and will now specialize in markets spanning all of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  

    “As a thriving business serving Coastal Delaware and Maryland, our mission has always been to provide the most comprehensive local expertise and personal service throughout our clients’ real estate journeys.  This strategic partnership will allow both companies to expand that vision while deepening the commitment to the communities and clients we serve,” said Kathleen Schell, co-owner of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.  “We are thrilled to partner with Monument Sotheby’s International Realty.  Together we are poised to continue to deliver an exceptional client experience through in-depth local knowledge, extraordinary marketing tools, and the best technology with the most trusted and recognized real estate brand in the world, Sotheby’s International Realty.

    “As one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country according to RealTrends, we are proud to partner with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Shawn Evans, co-owner of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty.  “This move brings our boundaries together to create a stronger regional presence that is supported by a larger network of professionals with significant marketing resources for our clients.  We know the Sotheby’s International Realty brand sets an expectation of success through white glove service and we look forward to delivering an incomparable impact with a team of sales professionals who are among the most influential and experienced in the Mid-Atlantic area.”

    The existing management teams will continue to lead the companies and will participate as partners in the ongoing growth and development of the firms. “I’m extremely proud of our companies and their positive impact on the communities we serve.  Our partnership with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty reflects our commitment to quality and strength in the local marketplace. In an industry saturated with value brands, we pride ourselves on being an innovative and consumer-focused brand dedicated to increasing our level of service. Doing more is our distinction. We are looking forward to providing wide-ranging property exposure for our clients, increased regional market knowledge throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and opportunities for growth for our team of real estate professionals ,” said Charlie Hatter, co-owner of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty.  

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty was founded to provide an unparalleled level of service and local market expertise. Our handpicked team consists of the most influential and experienced professionals in Mid-Atlantic area real estate.


    Contact: Shawn Evans, Co-Owner, 703-795-3973, shawn.evans@monumentsothebysrealty.com

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Presents Lisa Pozderac

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Presents Lisa Pozderac

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to share our agent spotlight videos, a collection of films that tell the unique stories of our agents.

    Today we are highlighting Lisa Pozderac, one of our accomplished real estate agents. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Lisa’s unique cross-cultural upbringing provided a foundation for adaptability and perseverance. She enjoys building meaningful connections with people all over the world. Similarly, Lisa is passionate about connecting people with their unique place of love, peace and comfort. Her experience as a business owner in a consumer-focused industry lends itself to her success as a trusted real estate expert.

    Learn more about Lisa in the link in our bio.

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Reality Presents Marty Welsh

    Monument Sotheby’s International Reality Presents          Marty Welsh
    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to share our agent spotlight videos, a collection of films that tell the unique stories of our agents.

    Today we are highlighting Marty Welsh, one of our accomplished real estate agents. Having grown up in a historic farmhouse, Marty is compelled by the unique details that shape the story of a home. The experiences, features, and people that embrace home and give it life.

    With experience in nearly every sector of real estate, from home building to sales, his knowledge spans every stage of home ownership. Marty is a natural problem solver and happiness seeker,  a dynamic combination that attracts client referrals and new business alike.Learn more about Marty in the link in our bio
  • Monument Sotheby’s International Reality Presents Kelly Gill

    Monument Sotheby’s International Reality Presents Kelly Gill

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to share our agent spotlight videos, a collection of films that tell the unique stories of our agents.

    Today we are highlighting Kelly Gill, one of our accomplished real estate agents. Kelly believes that home is where you nest, where you feel your life. She wants clients to feel connected to their space and to truly love where they live. This belief extends beyond properties to the greater local ecosystem. This is evident in her commitment to the community through her non-profit work.

    Advocacy goes hand-in-hand with success for Kelly. Clients benefit from her unwavering “all-in” approach to serving as a knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced advocate.

    Learn more about Kelly at the link in our bio.

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Dominique Drummond

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Dominique Drummond

    The culture of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is defined by its PEOPLE; A collaboration of exceptional global real estate advisors who provide personalized service, local expertise and unparalleled worldwide exposure. We are pleased to welcome Dominique Drummond.

    Dominique is an expert at “making things happen.” With over $65 million dollars in career real estate sales ranging from $200K to $4M, she is in the top 2% for volume in the Baltimore Metro Area. Her niche in helping clients relocate spans New York, Arizona, Texas, and Japan, and partners well with her elite concierge-style service. She values fostering ongoing relationships with her clients by providing personal dedication, integrity, and genuine care.

    Dominique earned a Lifetime Membership in the Real Estate Million Dollar Association after just three years in the business. She attributes her success to her sincere connection with her clients and relentless tenacity to go beyond the transaction to develop lifelong relationships in a forward-thinking culture. She gives her clients access to her developed network, all her vetted resources, and partnerships to provide the best resources to all sellers and buyers in the marketplace. Passionate about connecting with people, Dominique positively impacts lives through real estate.

    A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dominique graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in History and Journalism. She is a long-time volunteer for Special Olympics, and other non-profit organizations focusing on youth and social activism. Dominique enjoys sports and exercise, time with her husband, two sons, and new puppy, Lola.

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Acquires Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Acquires Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

    Mid-Atlantic Luxury Real Estate Brokerage’s Growth Continues  into Southern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware

    Baltimore, Maryland (September 1, 2022) – Monument Sotheby’s International Realty announces the brokerage’s expansion into the Brandywine Valley market of Southern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware with the addition of affiliate firm Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. The companies achieved a combined sales volume of $1.3 billion in 2021 and will now specialize in markets spanning Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

    “As one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country according to RealTrends, we are proud to welcome Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty to Monument Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Charlie Hatter, co-owner of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty. “Their sales associates are the most productive in the Brandywine Valley market and possess a stellar reputation of quality service. We look forward to building on their established reputation for being the preeminent real estate brokerage in the area.”

    “As a thriving business in the Brandywine Valley, local expertise, personal service, and respect for our special corner of the world guide everything we do. This new partnership will allow us to expand that vision while deepening the commitment to the communities we serve,” said Laird Bunch, co-owner of Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are thrilled to join forces with Monument Sotheby’s International Realty. Together we are poised to continue to deliver an exceptional client experience through in-depth local knowledge, extraordinary marketing tools, and the best technology and will continue to be affiliated with the most trusted and recognized real estate brand in the world, Sotheby’s International Realty.” Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty will now use the name, Monument Sotheby’s International Realty. 

    “While there will be a new sign on the office locations, the sales associates will be backed by additional resources and a large network of colleagues throughout the region that will ensure that every real estate experience is the best it can be”, said Shawn Evans, co-owner of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty. “As always, our strategy is to look for acquisitions that fit our growth trajectory and that most importantly bring a great team with the intelligence and integrity that mirror the way Monument Sotheby’s International Realty does business. We look forward to continued efforts to grow our footprint in the region.

    Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has been in business for more than 20 years representing an impressive portfolio of estates. Monument Sotheby’s International Realty was founded to provide an unparalleled level of service and local market expertise. Our handpicked team consists of the most influential and experienced professionals in Mid-Atlantic area real estate.

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    Contact: Shawn Evans, Co-Owner, 703-795-3973, shawn.evans@monumentsothebysrealty.com

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Michael Cao

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Michael Cao

    The culture of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is defined by its PEOPLE; A collaboration of exceptional global real estate advisors who provide personalized service, local expertise and unparalleled worldwide exposure. We are pleased to welcome Michael Cao.

    Michael Cao has been in the Real Estate industry affiliated with the National Association of Realtors since 2010.  He has successfully provided his clients with top-level service with his in-depth attention to detail from their first interaction until closing, and beyond.  Michael’s goal is to consistently help his clients navigate the different aspects of real estate from buying to selling.   

    Michael served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom, which has given him a true affinity for members of the military.  His niche is serving the Veteran population whom he reaches through networking events.  Michael has earned the At Home with Diversity certification, and Short Sales and Foreclosures Specialist certification.  

    When not working as an agent, he likes to take mountain walks, or along lakes and streams.  Michael believes the key to success is maintaining a work/life balance.

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Emily Barnett

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Emily Barnett

    The culture of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty is defined by its PEOPLE; A collaboration of exceptional global real estate advisors who provide personalized service, local expertise and unparalleled worldwide exposure. We are pleased to welcome Emily Barnett.

    Emily is a native of Howard County, Maryland. She grew up in Columbia, lived in Baltimore City, and has finally landed in Mount Airy with her husband Wil, new daughter Olivia, and their dog Raven. Emily graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University and has also obtained a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College in Curriculum and Instruction with a Leadership Focus. 

    She spent the past 10 years as a teacher in Ellicott City and Hanover with the Howard County Public School System. However, before her teaching career began, she obtained her Real Estate license. Emily grew up watching her mother, Lisa Kirshenbaum, become a successful realtor.  Lisa joined Monument Sotheby’s International Realty a few years ago after time at Coldwell Banker.  Emily knew that one day she would follow in her mother’s footsteps, so she always kept her license, continuing education, and knowledge of the market up to date. After recently having her first daughter, she knew that now was the perfect time to make the shift into her Real Estate career.

    Emily knows she will bring her experience of working with families through her teaching career to help them find the perfect home. She looks at the whole picture and lifestyle of her clients when finding the home of their dreams.

    Emily also enjoys being a Yoga Instructor and spending time with her family and friends. She always wants everyone to feel welcomed wherever she is and knows that this connects very well with her clients.

    She is excited to start her Real Estate business with Monument Sotheby’s International Realty!

  • Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Launches The Key Magazine

    Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Launches The Key Magazine

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of The Key! This new magazine brings our expertise to center stage through relevant, original content, integrated and strategic property exposure, and exclusive interviews profiling leaders in the fields of architecture, design, interiors and art.

    Since we attracted the brand to our wonderful region 7+ years ago, we have established ourselves as the voice of luxury properties. Further, we are founded on the belief that fine living is measured by experience rather than price point. We invite you to join us in celebrating the beautiful and exceptional in all things.

    Whether you are flirting with the idea of owning a second home at the beach, or ready to make the Mid-Atlantic region your new permanent address, our newest issue of The Key is now available to guide you through the very best of living here.

    THE KEY Magazine, which is published twice a year, is available in every Monument Sotheby’s International Realty office and digitally at monumentsothebysrealty.com. Highlights from the Summer 2022 issue include:  A Rare Residential Design From a Master American Architect Lists for $4.995 Million in Baltimore; Building and Remodeling in Maryland; and Home Away From Home: Why Luxury Travelers Eye Florida Real Estate Market.