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.
Michael’s guiding principle in real estate is fun. Since moving to D.C. in 2003, he has developed a deep, contagious love of the city, and a commitment to helping his clients enjoy real estate as much as he does. With almost $30 million in sales in a variety of neighborhoods, Michael is poised to help clients buy and sell throughout D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. In 2015, Michael joined Compass to combine his passion for customer service with the best technology to serve his clients.
Michael began his real estate career with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, where he won a variety of awards, including the 2013 GCAAR Rookie of the Year Award for his business success and contributions to the community. Before real estate, Michael spent over 10 years cultivating his negotiation and sales skills while building elite teams of salespeople at high-profile companies, including Apple and Pottery Barn.
As a resident of the Shaw neighborhood, Michael works closely with the Shaw Main Streets organization. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, and he is on the Executive Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America DMV’s Annual Gala.
As part of his commitment to the community and the real estate industry, Michael chairs the DC Association of Realtors (DCAR) Communication Committee, serves on the DCAR Board of Directors, and is the Vice-Chair of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) Community Service Committee.
Michael enjoys spending time with his partner and their Miniature Pincher, and he stays active training with CrossFit, and engaging in a variety of social sports (badly). He ran his first (and only) marathon in 2010. Michael loves to travel, and to indulge in delicious food and good wine at the many fabulous restaurants right here in D.C. He has a love of movies and TV, including an unhealthy obsession with anything produced by Bravo.
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.
Born in Miami, Florida, Mark relocated to the DC metro region at the age of 8. He was raised by a hard-working waitress and a officer in the Army’s Paratroopers. His father served in WWII. Mark attended the University of Mary Washington and later became an expert in the hospitality industry. Transforming venues with declining sales became a passion. With that passion, Mark decided to help individuals achieve financial independence through home ownership, so in 2002, under the Coldwell Banker brand, Mark became a Realtor. Mark Rutstein’s various television appearances, as well as awards, support his love and success in the industry. Now, following the technology advanced brokerage, he is under the Compass name!
Mark is an active member of the community, volunteering his time with multiple community organizations and events. His involvement in the community brings knowledge of the local businesses, nightlife, museums, and transportation that is important while buying or selling a home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, I’m committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which I can provide you with.
Kevin Brunell has been an involved resident of his 14th Street neighborhood for over 7 years, and brings the deep knowledge and experience necessary to find the best properties for his clients and assist in their real estate needs across the DMV. As an active member in his field, Kevin has served on the Public Policy Committee at DCAR, and as Board President for The Wanda Alston Foundation. Kevin’s involvement in his local community extends to his personal interests, which include Bikram Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, rowing, running, hiking, traveling around the world, and pursuing his private pilot’s license.
Kevin’s professionalism and individualized service exceed client expectations, whether you are a first-time buyer or seasoned investor. Many of Kevin’s clients have often commented on how well he listened to their unique wants and needs, making sure to find a home they really love.