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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jay is native Mississippian but has called Washington, DC his home for the past 18 years. He fell in love with real estate after buying his condo in Adams Morgan in 1999. Even though the search was over, he kept attending open houses and exploring developing neighborhoods. Eventually, he found himself spending his weekends helping friends find places to live. So he decided to transition from a career in public relations and television to real estate.
After working several years with another brokerage, Jay joined Compass in 2015, believing the resources offered by Compass would complement his own skills as an agent and help him better serve his clients.
One of Jay’s passions is photography and he loves taking photos around the city. You might also catch him singing at Shaw’s Tavern on Wednesday nights.
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.
John was born and raised in Oklahoma, attended college in Nashville, Tennessee and finally chose Washington, DC as his adopted hometown in 2000. Seeking a wide breadth of professional experiences, John worked in the banking, small business management, and IT fields before finding his career passion in helping people buy and sell real estate.
John’s client-centered approach to his business has set him apart in the industry by making his clients feel at ease and informed so they can make the best decisions on one of the most important financial transactions in their lives. John believes that expertise, honesty, communication, and responsiveness are the keys to a successful relationship with his clients.
John began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker where he quickly rose to be one of the top-producing agents in the firm. With over $46 million in sales volume since 2012, John has experience representing clients in transactions throughout the DC metro area.
In 2015, John & Christopher Bulka founded Bulka/Peters Residential, and affiliated their new business with Compass to bring unmatched technology and marketing resources to their clients as a complement to the first-rate customer service philosophy they both share.
Outside of work, John loves to travel and has visited over 30 countries across the world and lived in the south of France for one year. John’s other hobbies include cooking, dining out & collecting locally handcrafted art pieces each place he visits. John lives in a historic Victorian home in DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood with his partner Jonathan. Jonathan would like to get a dog but John thinks they work too much. Stay tuned.
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.
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.
As a long time resident of Washington, DC and a native of Maryland, Steve has a deep understanding of how neighborhoods in our growing metropolitan area change, expand, and become home. With over eleven years of experience in real estate, Steve remains committed to finding the best property for his clients by helping them to identify the place that is right for them both today and in the future.
Steve has deep connections with developers and homeowners around Washington. He promises to put those connections to work for you as he keeps his clients informed about new construction and properties not yet on the market. Thanks to many years of work in the hospitality industry, Steve is comfortable not only advising you on the home buying and selling process, but also on local restaurants to check out in your new neighborhood and what bottle of wine to bring home to celebrate when deals are done.
Steve continually exceeds client expectations with his dedicated, individualized service. He will enthusiastically work to address all of your concerns, questions, and excitement when it comes to buying or selling your home. Whether you want to meet for coffee, a meal or spin class, he is there to talk through the big decisions while enjoying the small ones along the way.