Author Archives: Karmela Lejarde

Mid-year check-in: we beat the MRIS!

For the second year in a row, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty was ranked in Baltimore Business Journal’s top 10 list of largest real estate brokerage companies in the Baltimore metro area. With 274 agents in and around Baltimore, the company placed fourth in the rankings.

But that’s not our only impressive statistic. As of June this year, the company is outperforming the industry in the entire mid-Atlantic region based on unit and volume growth. Check out these numbers:

































“Our agents are tireless when it comes to serving the mid-Atlantic home buyer and seller,” said Kevin Wiles, president and CEO. “The growth in our volume attests to the skill, experience and dedication of our agents, and to the extraordinary service they deliver to our clients. They’re in high demand because of their excellent reputation and the topnotch experience they deliver to the real estate process.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Penfed Realty is committed to providing the highest level of support to our agents and best-in-class customer service to our clients. To find one of our excellent agents near you, visit our website at

Myths v. Facts: Should I Hire a Real Estate Agent When Buying a New-Construction Home?

By Samantha Bendigo, Real Estate Specialist Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Building a new home from the ground up is a process that can be exciting, thrilling, frustrating, expensive, challenging, and more. From beginning to end, there are a lot of moving parts to contend with, both as a builder and a buyer. The builderContinue Reading

Did we see you at Taste of Reston…

…and serve you a glass of wine? Real estate agents and staff from our Reston, Va. office manned a tent and served a variety of wines at this year’s Taste of Reston. This popular food and music festival, held on June 16-17 at the Reston Town Center, featured over 30 area restaurants and showcased a full program ofContinue Reading

Welcome to our newest team members!

The following real estate professionals joined our team in May:

Bethesda, Ocean City West ASAs Awarded “ASA of the Year”

Two agent services administrators were designated “ASA of the Year” at a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty awards luncheon on Tuesday, June 6. The event, held at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, celebrated the contributions of the company’s 40 agent services administrators in the mid-Atlantic region. Tonya Austin-Braxton of the Bethesda officeContinue Reading