The Maryland Group Ranked 84th in the Country!


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    Long & Foster’s The Maryland Group Ranked Top in Nation
    Salisbury-based team ranked 84th in REAL Trends’ The Thousand list

    CHANTILLY, Va., July X, 2016 – The Maryland Group of Long & Foster Real Estate is ranked 84th among real estate teams nationwide based on transaction sides in 2015 on REAL Trends’ annual The Thousand list.

    The Maryland Group has grown its presence into Delaware, led by Brandon Brittingham and Douglas Gardiner. The team greatly focuses its efforts on integrating leading technologies and marketing tools in all that it does to make sure clients are equipped with the information and assistance they need to find their next home or investment property. The group promotes its listings front and center on the web using top-notch search engines and its agents are highly trained in negotiation to help sellers receive the highest price possible and to assist buyers with achieving their goals.
    “Our team is pleased to be ranked as one of the top real estate groups in the country, and we’ve worked hard to achieve this level of success,” said Brittingham and Gardiner. “This ranking shows that our group handles every transaction with excellent customer service, passion and professionalism.”
    In total, nine Long & Foster teams were ranked in the survey of the nation’s top 250 sales professionals by closed volume and transaction sides for 2015. Two individual sales agents were ranked in the top 250 associates nationwide based on the number of closed transactions.

    “We congratulate The Maryland Group on being named to this year’s REAL Trends’ The Thousand. This honor reflects the commitment to service, professionalism and expertise that their team and our entire family of real estate experts strive to provide,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “It’s because of agents like these that Long & Foster is the real estate leader in Maryland and the top privately owned real estate company in the nation and we’re committed to providing our sales associates with the industry-leading tools, technology and resources they need to grow their business.”

    “The fact that so many clients have put their trust in The Maryland Group shows their commitment to helping homebuyers and sellers succeed in achieving their real estate needs,” said P. Wesley Foster, chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “I’d like to congratulate Brandon, Doug and their entire team on their sales success and top ranking in REAL Trends.”

    REAL Trends compiles rankings for the Top Thousand based on surveys of previous applicants, as well as hundreds of the largest United States brokerage firms. An independent third party verifies submissions for accuracy and verifies whether an applicant is an individual or on a team. Now in its 11th year, the Top Thousand features the six total lists, the top 250 individual sales agents by both sales volume and transaction sides, the top 250 teams by both sales volume and transaction sides, as well as the top 50 individuals and the top 50 teams by average sale price.

    Long & Foster is the largest privately owned residential real estate company in the United States. For more information on the company, visit

    About Long & Foster® Real Estate
    Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., is the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in the United States. The company is part of The Long & Foster Companies, which also includes Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, Long & Foster Insurance and Long & Foster Settlement Services. Long & Foster Real Estate is the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate throughout select parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and it is a founding affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a prestigious global network of real estate professionals that includes the Luxury Portfolio International division.
    Long & Foster Real Estate has over 220 offices, stretching from Raleigh, N.C., to Princeton, N.J., and from Charles Town, W.Va., to the Atlantic Ocean, and it represents more than 11,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. The company, which has a productive commercial business in addition to its residential side, sold more than $31.4 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes nearly 90,000 times in 2015. The combined sales and equivalents for The Long & Foster Companies in 2015 were in excess of $56.8 billion. Visit for more information.

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