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Partner Spotlight: Rob Mercer of First Home Mortgage

Partner Spotlight: Rob Mercer of First Home Mortgage

“Make every day a masterpiece.” “It is a pretty simple quote and has a powerful message. I figure, why not do your best to make every day your best?” Rob Mercer asks. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1987, Rob took on various odds-and-ends...
Rising Star:  Balaram Owens

Rising Star: Balaram Owens

“The secret is you must believe what you can’t yet see.” Out of college, Balaram Owens, of RLAH Real Estate, landed a job as an account receivables clerk at Total Wine, but after several months on the job, he was fired because he didn’t clock out for lunch, as he was...
Agent Spotlight: Ellie Hitt

Agent Spotlight: Ellie Hitt

Throughout her life, Ellie Hitt, of RE/MAX Realty Group, has faced challenge after challenge. If there’s one thing she’s proven, it’s her unbreakable resilience. “I have a heart of gold and live passionately. I don’t do anything halfway,” Ellie proclaims....
Celebrating Leaders: Valerie Huffman

Celebrating Leaders: Valerie Huffman

Valerie Huffman knows exactly what it takes to be a powerful leader. The vice president and sales manager of Weichert, REALTORS®, at the Aspen Hill/Leisure World Plaza office puts humility at the top of the list. “Listen, there’s nothing special about me. I get my...
Cover Story: Karen Rollings

Cover Story: Karen Rollings

When Karen Rollings was just 20 years old, she bought her first home. At the time, she was working as a secretary by day and a cocktail waitress at night, as well as attending the University of Maryland for marketing and business in the evenings. Buying that house...
Making a Difference: Nikki Patterson & RMC, Inc.

Making a Difference: Nikki Patterson & RMC, Inc.

Meet Nikki Patterson, of Monumental Properties Group at Samson Properties. Nikki’s nephew, Tyquise “Ty” Brooks, was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) at the age of 20. At the time, Ty was serving in the Navy and, except for some lingering back pain, he...