A Washington resident for over 20 years and a real estate agent for over a decade, John has built his business on referrals and returning clients who trust him for his market expertise, attention to detail, and outstanding negotiation skills. For John, going the extra mile for his clients is the part of the sales process he enjoys most.
John credits his parents for his dedication to hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. Thanks to his family’s construction and real estate investment businesses, he was raised with the notion that hard work, smart business decisions, and loving your job are the ingredients for success.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration from Arizona State University. His years of working in Corporate Finance and Project Management prepared him to seamlessly handle complex transactions in real estate.
John’s interests include renovation projects, design, and architecture. He takes inspiration from his travels through Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Czech Republic, and Hungary. As an animal lover, John is a supporter of The Humane Society.
The Denny & Leyla Team’s refreshing approach to buying and selling Metro DC real estate blends unwavering honesty with undeniable results, and their success speaks for itself. The revered team continues to receive most of their business as referrals from highly satisfied clients. Whether this is your first home or your fiftieth, you won’t go wrong with the Denny & Leyla Team by your side.
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.
Evan Johnson has been a proven top producing real estate agent in the Washington, DC, metro area since 1999. His dedication to helping home buyers and sellers meet their real estate goals is best shown through the glowing reviews past clients have happily written about their experience with him. Evan thoroughly loves real estate contract negotiations and positioning homes for sale through innovative marketing.
Now at Compass, Evan is part of the Evan + Mark Team, a strong force in the DC Real Estate market with sales of over $225 million and 500+ homes sold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combining extensive advertising and management experience with over eleven years of expertise in the DC real estate market, Stanton proudly serves as Compass’ Senior Managing Director of Sales for the flagship Logan Circle office. Stanton’s love of real estate is rooted in his genuine passion for helping others succeed. His clients and colleagues particularly value Stanton’s integrity, his commitment to achieving exceptional results, and his unfailing kindness and humor.
Prior to entering real estate, Stanton worked as a creative director, owned a residential interior design firm and enjoyed a successful career in acting. He is the proud recipient of a Gold Clio Award for Voiceover Performance.
Stanton graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a B.S. in Advertising. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, working out and hanging out with his basset best friends, Buster and Clark.
Taylor is the top choice for clients who want high-quality representation. An advisor to his clients, he fully understands his client’s needs and works diligently to attain the best result while smoothing the sales process. Whether it’s finding a home off-market, selling a unique property, or consulting with a buyer new to the DC area, Taylor’s strength lies in making effective decisions based on clients’ goals.
Known for expertly negotiating a competitive offer and thinking outside the box, Taylor has built a solid reputation amongst buyers and sellers working on one of their most important life decisions. With a degree in Business and Communications from Northeastern University and his work experience at Department of Defense, Hilton Hotels, and numerous small corporations, Taylor’s background provides him with the ability to create confidence and ease in his approach to all real estate transactions.
Taylor attributes his love for real estate to growing up in the architecturally stunning city of Newport, Rhode Island. His other passions include travel, photography, and hunting for D.C.’s best coffee. He resides in the H-Street neighborhood and can often be found biking around the city or walking his mutt, Ella.
Jeff Taylor is a Realtor Associate with 12 years of real estate sales experience. He began his real estate career in Texas, with a focus on residential sales and commercial property management. After relocating to Washington, D.C., his passion for real estate grew, as did his love for the city, the architecture, and the people. Jeffrey has been featured in Washington Life and The Washington Post for historic condominium sales and rentals in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and Shaw – where he resides. Jeff prides himself on local expertise, strategic marketing efforts, and a commitment to offering his clients an unsurpassed level of service and attention.