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A self-proclaimed military brat, Christopher moved six times before he was eight years old, which sparked his passion for real estate at a very young age.

After a career as a professional ballet dancer was cut short by injury, Christopher worked his way through college in Baltimore and enjoyed a tenured career as a marketing executive before he rediscovered his childhood passion and pursued real estate professionally, which Christopher proclaims as “the most fulfilling career decision I’ve ever made.”

Bringing more than 15 years of professional experience to each real estate transaction, Christopher’s proven ability to deliver specialized services to a wide variety of clientele demonstrates his “Client-Centered” approach to business, which continues to serve as his philosophy today.

Christopher helps Buyers and Sellers successfully achieve their real estate goals with remarkable business acumen and astute negotiation skills. His performance helping clients navigate the intricacies of the DC metro area’s complex real estate market has earned him several Top Producer awards and more than $60 million in closed transaction volume since 2012.

In 2015, after spending several years working side-by-side building successful careers as individual real estate agents, Christopher Bulka & John Peters merged their businesses and created Bulka/Peters Residential. The dynamic partnership between these two highly respected Realtors allows them to combine their superior customer service, innovative marketing techniques, skilled negotiation strategies and professional transaction management to enhance their clients’ home buying and selling experiences.

When he’s not working, Christopher enjoys dining out, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors as much as possible. He is currently the Treasurer of the Crispus Attucks Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization, which owns and operates Crispus Attucks Park in Washington, DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, where Christopher and his partner recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation of their circa 1900 Victorian home.

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David Maplesden is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Maryland and Washington D.C.  Licensed for almost 40 years,  he has lived in the area for more than 40 years.  David collaborates with Elliot Barber to form a Team that caters to Buyer and Seller needs from the beginning to end of a purchase or sale of a property. Elliot has sold over $42 million of property and David sales are $250+ million over the last 20 years.  For 2017 they sold 44 properties.  Associated with Long and Foster, formerly the largest independent real estate broker in the USA and now part of the Berkshire-Hathaway empire (Warren Buffet); it’s the dominant broker in the DC Region. David selected Long and Foster for the independent small company touch it still retains, with the advantage of a solid foundation that comes with the largest privately owned real estate company in the USA.  David and Elliot have a skilled team of assistants, who make the sometimes difficult task of buying or selling a home as stress-free and pleasant as is possible. Their positive client feedback demonstrates they are on target with their goal of putting their client needs before their own. David says, “I reached the top 5% of agent’s nationwide by going the extra mile for clients and that is our goal” “We also believe in giving back to the community and volunteering where we can.  David volunteers with “Meals on Wheels” from their Takoma Park location and supports Joe’s Movement Emporium of Mount Rainier. Contact David Maplesden and Elliot Barber, The Maplesden Group, for expert local advise on buying and selling property.

Recipient of the Top Washingtonian Agent Award for 2016.

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A lover of DC and resident of Columbia Heights, Greg’s loyal client base has depended on him throughout their housing life cycle; from condo to house, or house to condo.

Greg began his career over a decade ago specializing in multi-family high-rise condominium projects. He facilitated in all facets of the sales and marketing process, including pricing, design and use maximization. Greg’s $200M+ portfolio includes some of DC’s most sought after residential buildings, which include: The Floridian, The National Harbor, The Woodley Wardman, The Vue at Harbor East, and dozens of boutique 2-6 unit projects throughout the city. Greg’s knowledge of the DC housing market provides his clients with a competitive advantage whether negotiating the best price and terms, or achieving the highest net sale price for his sellers.

Greg is an active member of “The Backpack Project”, which provides backpacks to underserved children in Washington, DC. He is also an active member of Chesapeake Bay Preservation.

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In representing his clients with the highest level of personalized service, Todd delivers outstanding results. His real estate expertise allows him to skillfully advise his clients to make sound decisions about their real estate investments. He provides unmatched candor and the highest standard of ethics to advocate on their behalf

Todd’s unique blend of marketing expertise, legal training, and knowledge of the D.C. Metro region allow him to serve buyers and sellers in all of the city’s unique neighborhoods. His dedication, creative approach to negotiation, and unwavering drive to satisfy his clients are what set him apart from other agents. Todd offers his clients a high level of professionalism, as well as the extra time and attention for a smooth transaction process. He offers his clients a high level of professionalism, as well as the extra time and attention for a smooth transaction process. Don’t just take his word for it. Take a look at his 5-star client reviews on Zillow.

Todd grew up in Maryland and moved to DC in 2003. He earned a degree in political science from Wake Forest University and went on to complete his JD at Catholic University. Along the way, he studied in London, England, and Krakow, Poland. In his free time, Todd likes to travel, cook, run, ski, swim, and entertain friends. You can find him all over the Metro region, but most often he’s walking his dog around Capitol Hill or grilling in his backyard.

Todd is a Senior Vice President at Compass who is licensed in DC, VA, and MD.

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Ty has been a top-producing agent in the DC metro market for more than 17 years, In addition, he has worked in Los Angeles for several years and between the two areas, he has been consistently recognized as a top producer since his auspicious start in 2000.

Honest, resolute and knowledgeable, Ty’s focus on customer service and up-to-the-minute market tracking have earned him a sterling reputation as one of the industry’s finest. Along with his business partner, Sheila Mooney, the two are known for saving their clients’ valuable time thus resulting in an effortless experience.

Ty has lived in several DC neighborhoods including Dupont Circle, U Street, Capitol Hill, and Adams Morgan. Having been a resident in these areas has provided him with a comprehensive knowledge of and an insider status of the neighborhoods he serves. He currently resides in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, DC.

Ty received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, graduating with honors from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was fortunate to have worked professionally as an actor appearing in leading stage roles throughout the country. In addition, he earned his Master’s Degree in Education from The George Washington University and taught third grade at Somerset Elementary School in Montgomery County.

Hailing from a small town in Ohio, Ty is the youngest of 6 children and grew up in a blue-collar family where he nurtured the value of hard work as a way to distinguish himself from others – a key driver in his dedication to integrity and professionalism with his clients.

Ty is involved in many local charities including the Whitman Walker Clinic, Martha’s Table and the SITAR Center for Performing Arts.

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Jenn Smira combines relentlessness, diplomacy, negotiating skills, and a can-do attitude that sets her apart from the pack. She is every client’s advocate, working until each has found the best home or sold for the right price. Her many repeat clients are a testimony to her dedication and results, as is her ranking among the top 10 agents in the city.

Recognized for her leadership in the field, she was selected in 2014 for the DC Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors. She currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee.

After years on Capitol Hill and then Shepherd Park, Jenn and her family now live in Chevy Chase. Jenn plays basketball, runs half marathons, and unleashes her creative side through her cooking.

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After building miniature neighborhoods and cities that spanned his parents’ basement floor, Kevin knew he had a keen interest in real estate. Upon graduating from The College of Wooster in 2001 with a double major in Urban Studies and Studio Art, Kevin started working in real estate in the Metro DC Area. He has had an invaluable array of real estate marketing and sales experience with top brokers ever since: first with an established agent in one of the highest-volume offices in Bethesda, then for a top-producing partnership in the Mid-Atlantic and finally with the highest-grossing listing agent in Georgetown before joining the Trent & Company team. Whether selling single-family homes in suburban Maryland, coops, and condos in Kalorama and Upper NW or row houses in Logan and Dupont, Kevin has had a varied real estate history in and around DC.

Among Kevin’s greatest strengths are his area knowledge (as an area native), his effective persistence, a formal and career-related education in architecture and his easy-going disposition in what can be a difficult arena.

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Bob is a genuine D.C.-area native. He was born in Alexandria and has lived in Northern Virginia ever since. Bob’s approach to real estate is to always go the extra mile. He believes in close relationships with his clients and always listening and paying attention to the details. He keeps up-to-date on all of the latest technology for expanding the reach of listings and finding the best properties—if there is a new piece of technology out there, chances are Bob has it and is feverishly putting it to work for his delighted clients in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. When he does, temporarily, step away from the screen, Bob is somewhere outdoors biking, hiking, skiing, or kayaking.

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Back in 1995, Michael’s passion for real estate was ignited while living in Salt Lake City, Utah. After attending the University of Utah in Business Administration, and owning a variety of local businesses, he joined a small boutique broker in Park City, Utah. With lots of hard work and determination, Michael earned the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” in 1996.

In 2006, he moved to DC and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Dupont. Then in 2011, Michael and Stanton found that they shared similar passions for real estate. With a desire to help people with the buying and selling experience, Marriott + Schnepp was formed. In 2015, we were offered a unique opportunity to join the newly formed Compass real estate offices.  Stanton was offered a role in management, so the MM Group was formed.

Since becoming an agent in 1995, the real estate market has had its challenges. Each upswing and downturn has given Michael the opportunity to develop unique solutions. Instead of saying, “We can’t do that,” Michael’s response is always, “How can we do that?” This positive attitude is what draws people to want to work with him.

Besides being a dedicated realtor, Michael takes time for family, friends, and fun for a healthy balanced life. Michael and his partner of 22 years (and husband of 2), Juan, live with their dogs, Bailey & Sasha, in Logan Circle. Michael loves cars–especially his Tesla, traveling the world with friends, and spending time working with various charitable and equal rights causes.

He has served on the Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign, he was a founding Board member of Equality Utah, he served on the Board of Trustees of Ballet West and the Salt Lake Acting Company, and loves to support local neighborhood community organizations like Friends of Mitchell Park, the Logan Circle Community Association, and SMYAL. He is especially proud of his work as the Executive Director/Trustee of the B. W. Bastian Foundation, a private family foundation based in Utah.

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David Getson grew up in northern Virginia, near to his eventual home in Washington, DC’s Logan neighborhood. In 2002, he began as a buyer’s agent at a Coldwell Banker office in Washington, DC, distinguishing himself with the personal attention with which he showed his clients. In 2005, after a year of conversations and transactions where the represented clients on different sides of the table, he partnered with a local agent at a competing firm, Mandy Mills, and joined the brand new boutique agency, Hounshell Real Estate.

In 2006, they added their first assistant and in 2007, officially became the Mandy & David Team, in response to the demands of the marketplace. With their business continuing to grow, they moved three blocks to the downtown Coldwell Banker office in 2011, which offered them both more resources and the strength of the firm’s international name recognition.

In 2011, they were the #1 Coldwell Banker agents in DC and were included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the Top 250 Real Estate Teams in the Country, with just over $51 Million in sales. In 2012, they topped $100 Million in sales, placing them in the Top 10 of Coldwell Banker nationwide and at #90 in the country on the Wall Street Journal list.

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