FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      


    Two Leading Real Estate Groups Merge

     Team Gardiner and The Brandon Brittingham Team Combine as

    “The Maryland Group of Long and Foster”

    Chantilly, VA May 20, 2014.–Long and Foster is pleased to announce that two leading Maryland real estate groups, Team Gardiner of Frederick and The Brandon Brittingham Team of Salisbury, have today merged to become “The Maryland Group of Long and Foster.” Combining the talents of more than a dozen top-producing agents from both sides of the Chesapeake Bay, the new group will serve residential and commercial clients located in every county in Maryland.

                “Our two groups have been collaborating successfully for a couple of years now, and

    our merger is a logical next step for us,” said Douglas Gardiner, team leader of the western office. Mr. Gardiner envisions a closely knit partnership offering clients unsurpassed digital exposure for their properties. “Our clients’ listings are going to be seen and featured in a lot more places––and far more predominantly–– than they might be with smaller teams.”

                Brandon Brittingham, who will lead group members located on the Delmarva Peninsula,

    said, “Doug often has clients from Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Howard Counties who want to purchase property at or near the beach. Our Delmarva agents will be able to provide expert, localized service to these clients while, conversely, our Delmarva sellers will benefit from a broader pool of potential buyers.

                Both Mr. Gardiner and Mr. Brittingham have gained industry-wide recognition for their visionary practices, their energetic leadership, and their commitment to personalized service. In 2013, The Brandon Brittingham Team completed 266 transactions and was rated by REAL Trends as the number-one real estate group in Salisbury and one of the top teams in the United States. Likewise, Team Gardiner was one of the top-producing real estate groups in its region and has been ranked in the top 1% of residential real estate sales professionals in North America by REAL Trends. In 2014, the combined company expects to execute more than 350 sales and purchases valued at more than $60 million.

                The new group will also benefit from a close association with Mr. Allan Dalton, founder and former CEO of Mr. Dalton, who is a legendary figure in the real estate industry, suggested the name of the merged company and will continue to offer marketing advice.      

                Coming soon The Maryland Group of Long and Foster will list properties on a new, unified Web site, Until then, the company invites prospective clients or anyone interested in joining the expanding team to visit two existing sites: for the Eastern Shore, (phone 443-783-3928); and for other areas of Maryland, (phone 877-498-8722).

     Local contact:           
    Brandon Brittingham 443-783-3928
    Douglas Gardiner 301-404-6494

    Corporate contact:    Vicki Bendure, 540-687-3360

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    About Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.:                                                                                                        Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. is the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States.  The company is part of The Long & Foster® Companies, which also includes Prosperity Mortgage® Company; Walker Jackson® Mortgage Corporation; Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc.; and Long & Foster Settlement Services.  Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. represents more than 12,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic states, plus the District of Columbia. The company sold more than $24 billion worth of homes and helped more than 72,000 people buy and sell homes in 2010.  The combined sales and equivalents for the Long & Foster Companies in 2010 were in excess of $47.2 billion. Visit for more information or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

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