Accreditations & Accolades
We don’t like tooting our own horn but in today’s competitive real estate landscape, we feel it’s necessary to differentiate ourselves from the many real estate agents in the Washington, DC area. We have over 80 years of combined real estate experience and have been through all types of different real estate markets. We KNOW real estate and we KNOW our local market! We are one of the few that are licensed in four jurisdictions; Virginia, Maryland, DC and Delaware. We even help our clients moving the sunny beach resorts in Maryland and Delaware!
We hold various real estate designations that require specific additional education and experience helping clients including:
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) – We have specific experience in marketing and selling luxury homes. These transactions are more challenging and require specific marketing to meet the higher demands of luxury home clients.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) – An Accredited Buyer’s Representative has specific skills and experience in helping negotiate on behalf of buyers to achieve their specific desired results.
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) – A Certified Distressed Property Expert is a Realtor with unique education and experience in helping sellers navigate troubled waters including foreclosures and short sales.
Residential Finance Specialist (RFS) – A Residential Finance Specialist offers skills to help buyers and sellers negotiate the best financial terms for their home transaction.
e-PRO – ePro Realtors are internet savvy real estate agents who utilize the highest level of marketing and online tactics to sell homes.
Additionally, Joe Kurnos is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and is the owner of Castle Property Management, one of the largest and most successful property management companies in Northern Virginia. Our team is able to offer in-house property management solutions and bring specific expertise to help our clients turn their homes into investment properties and help our clients secure a rental property to lease.
We have had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients buy and sell in the area. Check out the testimonials from some of our happy clients. And as a result, we’ve been fortunate to have received recognition for some of our outstanding work helping our clients. Washingtonian Magazine named us to their list of Top-100 real estate agents and to their list of Top Producing Teams. Northern Virginia Magazine has named us to their list of Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producing Team. These are tremendous honors that we don’t take lightly! Annually, we receive production honors from RE/MAX including their Chairmans Club or Platinum Club awards. And we’ve received career honors from RE/MAX including their Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement awards.
In addition to the real estate awards, Byron and Joe got their hands on the NHL’s Stanley Cup when the Washington Capitals won the trophy in 2018.
More important than the trophies and awards is the recognition that we get annually for our work as part of the Miracle Home Network, a program between RE/MAX and it’s charitable partner, Children’s Miracle Network. With each home sales transaction, we donate a percentage of our proceeds to CMN which benefits local children’s charities in the DC area such as Children’s National Medical Center. Please visit our charitable activities page to see all of our work in our communities.