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Licensed Associate Broker in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES, CNHS.
Partner of Associate Broker Alan Bruzee - together known as Bruzee Chisholm Associates.
I love to help people sell and buy houses. Feeling committed to ensuring that the utmost efforts are made in meeting my clients objectives in buying or selling a home - simply makes me happy. My confidence in meeting your needs is based upon years of experience as a real estate professional, featuring a high number of personal referrals and repeat business from satisfied homeowners.
My first goal is to help you feel confidence when making such an important decision: that I will provide information and skills that will help you feel sure that you are being represented by an agent; who is a part of a team of seasoned real estate professionals; and an organization second to none. I am totally committed to applying the resources necessary to help you attain your home sale and/or purchase objectives. And, most importantly I love what I do.
I love to win. Negotiating and winning is great. It is exciting to get your clients what they want. I work hard to be good at what I do and my clients surely benefit. My real estate practice is focused in Montgomery County, Maryland and I am a licensed Associate Broker in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and am associated with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.'s Rockville/King Farm Office and have earned many real estate specific designation, certifcations, and awards.
I love to build relationships. A simple smile brightens my face and my heart soars when I am referred to a client. It tells me that I am appreciated and valued. There is a growing list of people who know I care about my clients, will give them great service, and will work very hard.
Whether the referral is a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague. I know that the person referring me is thinking of me and I've built a solid relationship of trust. To me this is my greatest measure of success.
All of my relationships are important to me and I am proud of the professional relationships I have built with real estate agents, lenders, settlement attornies, insurance agents, home inspectors, pest control companies, service professionals and so many others they all add to my personal and professional growth.
Bruzee Chisholm Associates is my real estate team comprised of professionals that assist me with giving the best service to my clients. It is comprised of my partner Alan Bruzee, Associate Broker, who is the most competent agent I know, a top producer, and has been selling real estate for almost 30 years, Kimberly Reynolds, Salesperson, who has been an agent for almost 10 years and is successful and simply adored by everyone she knows, Patrick Sanchez our Marketing Specialist is a professional writer and published author, he strives to make our materials superb, and most important is Laura Della Sala our licensed Processing Manager who ensures that the transactions run smoothly, the paperwork is being tracked, everyone has what they need and knows where they are supposed to be and when. This team provides the support and dedication that I need for my clients when undertaking such a complex transaction. My team makes everyday better because they care as much as I do.
Alan Bruzee & Yvette Chisholm; Laura Della Sala; Kimberly Reynolds
Areas of Expertise
Negotiating; Positioning; Marketing; Market Research & Market Knowledge
The Following are designations that I have earned:
ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative - is a designation that represents a Real Estate Sales Associate who is qualified to provide buyer representation and is familiar with buyer brokerage and buyer agency issues. Awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC). CRS: Certified Residential Specialist - is considered the "master's degree of real estate". Every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business. Awarded by the Residential Sales Council.
GRI: , is a nationally professional real estate designation. This designation may only be earned after successfully completing a rigorous educational program that includes 92 hours of live course instruction from a statewide faculty selected because of extensive experience in their own areas of expertise. This designation is available only to members of the local, state and National Association of REALTORS Graduate, REALTOR Institute.
ePro: is a new certification offered through the National Association of Realtors. It is a comprehensive Internet certification program for real estate professionals. e-PRO holders have completed a course covering fundamentals of online business, understanding and creating online relationships, web marketing ethical and legal issues, and adaptions to new ways of doing business online that serve consumers ePro.
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialis identifies those members who have successfully completed its education program along with other prerequisites. This designation was created to help REALTORS help seniors make wise decisions about selling their home, buying rental property, or purchasing real estate. The REALTOR has demonstrated that they have the requisite knowledge, demonstrated experience, and expertise to be a seniors real estate specialist and counselor. This designation is offered through the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council
CNHS: Certified New Home Specialist, is recognized as Real Estate's #1 certification representing professionalism in working with Builders & New Home Buyers. More than 25,000 brokers, builders, managers & sales associates have increased their knowledge, confidence and professionalism http://www.sellnewhomes.com/.
At Home with Diversity Certification, AHWD certification relays to the public that those certified have been professionally trained in and are sensitive to a wide range of cultural issues inviting a wider volume of business from a greater variety of cultures. For more information on this course and its business principles, please visit the At Home With Diversity.
Member of GCAAR Contract & Clause Committee
Greater Capital Association of REALTORS
Maryland Association of REALTORS
National Assocation of REALTORS
Long & Foster Prestigous Founders Club
Long & Foster Gold Team Member
Long & Foster Top Producer & Top Sales Awards
Excellence in Customer Service Awards
Long & Foster Top Group by Units Sold/Montgomery County-DC
The Realty Alliance - National Sales Award
Zenger Miller - Leadership Trainer Certification
By Referral Only - Member
Long & Foster Office Top Producer - Team
Lions Club International
Business Networking International
Michael Usilton - North Potomac, MD "I have to say that you did a marvelous job of working closely with both of us (considering the sale was due to a divorce) in getting a superior price in an incredibly fast timeframe. I was amazed at the time between listing and sale! I have no doubt that it was due to your hard work and experience! I also recognize that our circumstance was more delicate than most and you handled it with unbelievable commitment and patience! I will undoubtedly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home with total and absolute confidence I just wanted to say "Thanks" and my best wishes to you!!"
Karen Weiss - Arlington, Virginia "Thank you SO much Yvette! You are a real estate agent extraordinaire!"
Maung Htay - Rockville, Maryland "A powerful agent that helped us do what other agents couldn't. We are very appreciative of Yvette's help with our real estate transaction. She protected our interest and really went above and beyond. My family and I will recommend Yvette to all our friends. She treated us like she was a part of our family. Thank You! Thank You!"
Shawn Whittaker, Esq.- Rockville, Maryland "Yvette is hands down the best realtor I have encountered. She assisted me with the purchase of my home, after I had attempted to use several realtors. I have never met anyone more knowledgeable about the real estate market. I have also recommended Yvette to my clients and cannot wait to retain Yvette for the purchase of another home."
Therese Clemens - Weichert, REALTORS "Indeed it was a pleasure to work with you on this transaction. My client is pleased with the property and impressed with you as a REALTOR. Your professionalism and calm confidence restored her faith...hope that I find you across the settlement table as frequently as possible."
Jamie & Sep Fraunhoffer - Germantown & Urbana, MD "We didn't have to think twice about hiring Yvette again to help us with our second move. She was everything that we were looking for in a real estate agent. Yvette is professional and she knows the market. She sold our house quickly in a slow market. She sensed exactly what we were looking for in buying our first and second homes. When we work with Yvette, we have her full attentionand she makes us feel like we are her number one priority. We will recommend Yvette again and again!"
Moises Penate -Frederick, Maryland "You take care of everything, you are very clear and honest. My experience in purchasing was great and that is why I am going to do it again. I am a VERY happy client...and that is why I'll use you again and again."
Mike Peterson - Mt. Airy, Maryland "Good negotiator, always looking out for her client's best interest. She made the process of buying and selling organized and seamless. Knowledgeable in every aspect of looking at well constructed homes and positioning a home for sale. Yvette is very friendly and easy to work with."
Patrick Sanchez - Arlington, Virginia "Yvette is the best of the best! She was completely dedicated to making my home buying process as smooth as possible."
Michelle Guss - Rockville, Maryland "Yvette is a knowledgeable real estate professional. She made my selling experience quick, easy, and seamless."
Erica Kraus - Arlington, Virginia
"Yvette was extremely helpful in walking me through the process (of buying a home). Her patience, knowledge, and service made what can be a very stressful process infinitely easier."
Jim & Kathy Olsen - Bethesda, Maryland "Yvette is a pleasure to work with she always managed to set our minds at ease even through the most delicate of negotiations."
Shokoufeh Khozein - Potomac, Maryland "I'd like to thank Yvette so much for her hard and sincere work to help me find a place. I will never forget how great she managed things."
Taibu Otukoya - Gaithersburg, Maryland
"Sincerely, I'm very happy working with Yvette Chisholm. She assisted me when I was looking for a house. I greatly appreciate what she has done for me and my family."
Geri Henry - Frederick, Maryland "Yvette Chisholm was patient, helpful, and knowledgeable a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services as a REALTOR."
Harrison & Sue Lynn - Gaithersburg, Maryland
"On at least two occasions, when we were crunched for time, Yvette went out of her way to accommodate us, even coming to our house to pick up or deliver something. We would definitely ask for her services again."
David & Amy DeHaut - Gaithersburg, Maryland
"Yvette helped us purchase our very first home. She was referred to us by our house inspector after we had a bad experience with our first real estate agent. Unfortunately, this agent did not have our best interests in mind. Our inspector promised us Mrs. Chisholm was an outstanding agent and someone we could trust. Thankfully we were not let down. Yvettes attention, care, and insight into our needs were so excellent that it almost seemed to us that Yvette was our private realtor. Our house hunting experience went great and we found a home that met all of our expectations. Yvette was even able to recommend a lender that gave us a better rate than we had originally secured. She handled every detail of our home purchase with ease answering any questions we had along the way. Yvette was in every way the consummate professional: knowledgeable, responsive to our needs, diligent, courteous, committed and able to get things done. We would also say that Yvette is a very amiable person. She is genuinely warm and friendly, with a great sense of humor, fine intelligence, and very personable demeanor. For all these reasons, we recommend to you as a realtor Yvette Chisholm in the strongest possible terms and without reservation."
Harold & Ada Beacht - Gaithersburg, Maryland "We not only had a great amount of confidence in Yvette Chisholm as our sales representative, but she was an enjoyable lady, personality-wise, to work with. We would definitely select her again."
Douglas Parker - Gaithersburg, Maryland "Yvette repeatedly demonstrates her tenacity and honesty when helping her clients find a home. She is forthright and frank with her expertise and I value that as one of her clients!!"
"Yvette Chisholm took the time to explain the process in detail. I thought my job as a police officer was 24/7Yvette was always available day, night, or weekends."
Zek Shairzad - Derwood, Maryland "Yvette Chisholm is one of the kindest realtors I have known. Her hospitality is great and she was always on time. She showed me a large quantity of houses until I decided on the one I wanted. I would recommend her to anyone with my full knowledge that they will be satisfied with the service she will provide them."
Brigitte Pulliam - Germantown, Maryland "I had the privilege of working with Yvette on the sale of my daughter's condo and house. Both were very successful transactions."
Larry Flanagan - Boyds, Maryland "I referred Yvette to work with a friend who was poorly represented by another agent. He was very impressed by her professionalism and caring service."
Regino Cube - Rockville, Maryland "Yvette Chisholm made my real estate purchase both pleasant and seamless. Anyone who can do this for a first-time home buyer is an excellent realtor."
Sep & Jamie Fraunhoffer "Yvette was a pleasure to work with! She was extremely professional when helping us to find our first home. We look forward to working with her again."
Matthew Seguin & Ellen Duncan - Bethesda, Maryland "Our buying experience, moving back to the area, was surprisingly pleasant when you consider the market conditions. We attribute this to Yvette's professional, personalized approach and attention to detail. From our first appointment, through well after settlement and move-in, she was nothing short of stellar!!!"
Claudia Crawford - Germantown, Maryland "Yvette provides very personalized service. She really understood what I was looking for and didn't waste my time showing me homes unless they were exactly right."
Jayna Rison - Middletown, Maryland
"Yvette was very knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive to her clients needs. It was apparent her professional peers respected her. Yvette knows the business and knows how to satisfy her customers. Thanks!"
Kellie & Jere McLucas - Germantown, Maryland "Yvette is the kind of REALTOR that you want on your side. She is the best example of professionalism and really pulls for her clients. We have recommended Yvette to all our friends!"
Aditi Mirani & Karthic Lakshmanan - Falls Church, Virginia "Yvette was excellent at her job. She is well versed with the housing market and gave us good ideas and helped up with the townhouse. We highly recommend her for a REALTOR."
Thea & Misha Zhurkin - Bethesda, Maryland
"It was a real pleasure working with Yvette when we bought our first home. She is going to be the first person we call when we think about selling."
Norman Morgenstein - Adelphi, Maryland
"Knowledgeable, considerate, best interest of the client first. Not pushy and so patient."
Nader Kazor - Potomac, Maryland "I would be more than glad to be a reference for Yvette." Lauren & Dan Marchetti - Montgomery Village, Maryland "Yvette was an absolute joy to work with during the process of buying our first home. She holds herself to the highest standards and conducts her real estate services with the utmost professionalism."
Stephanie Loayza - Germantown, Maryland
"Yvette is very driven, organized, conscientious, and relentless we must have looked at over 20 houses before finding the right one. Yvette always had a smile and was full of enthusiasm! She helped me get a great house for a great price!"
Ian Morgenstein - Gaithersburg, Maryland "When it comes to Yvette, there was absolutely NO hesitation."
Tori Hepburn - Arlington, Virginia "Yvette has not only helped me with my purchase, but numerous friends as well. I hear the same comments Yvette is the best!, Yvette knows what she is doing!. She by far goes above and beyond your expectations. I will confidently continue to recommend Yvette no doubt about it!"
Bryan Malickson, Esq. - Rockville, Maryland "Working with Yvette on the purchase of my first home was a pleasure and her commitment to excellence is beyond question. She has my highest recommendation." J
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