Real Estate Agent with The Hawkins Group

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the PG County Real Estate Pros.  This is a new forum that will allow us the oportunity to network with each other and discuss topics that relate to our area.  This group will be private after introductions have been made to protect our privacy.

I am Yalonda Hawkins, part of The Hawkins Group at Century 21 Advantage Realty in Lanham, MD.  I have been in real estate almost a year and I am anxious to make my mark in this business.  I starting with The Hawkins Group doing the marketing for the family business.  I began the website design and several other marketing materials.  It is my goal to network with other real estate professionals in this area.

Please take some time to introduce yourself to the group and pose any questions or discussions as you see fit.



Comments (14)

Marcus Bruno


I'm excited about sharing my expertise so if I can be of help please don't hesitate to ask.  I believe networking is important so please let me know if then comes up the affects PG county or real estate in general.

I've been in the business since 2000 and have been a Prince George's county resident for 30 years.  We just created The Bruno Team Real Estate Group at RE/MAX one this year and are very excited about our success even in the slow market.  As a team we are focused only on referral business.  We are two agents strong, myself and Dekova Daye. 

Aug 03, 2007 06:21 AM
My name is TaLia I am a loan officer in the area. I have been in the business for 5 years. I just started a contract processing company.  I too am trying to make my mark in this business. 
Aug 03, 2007 06:22 AM
Nancy Gusman


My name is Nancy Gusman and I am the Managing Attorney of the Largo office for Cosmopolitan Real Estate Settlements, Inc.  I have been practicing Real Estate Law for over 20 years and have not only handled residential and commercial transactions and the related legal issues, but I have also been Underwriting Counsel for a national title insurance company.

I am very active in teaching classes.  I am certified with 2 different schools to provide CE to real estate agents and I have developed informal educational workshops for real estate agents, loan officers and consumers.  In addition, I am always available to answer questions from real estate agents or loan officers who may need assistance with negotiating a contract or the documentation on a particular transaction.

I look forward to working with everyone on this Network and encourage all questions, legal or otherwise.

Aug 03, 2007 06:36 AM
Nakia Rowe

Hi All

My name is Nakia and I a new agent with Exit 1st Class Realty out of Columbia.  Currently I live in Anne arundel County, but I lived in Prince Goerges County for about 15 years.  I am originally from Washington, DC. 

Anything from any of the seasoned agents that you can offer a rooky as advice would be greately appreciated. I look forward speaking with you!  Thanks for the group referral.

Aug 03, 2007 07:13 AM
Nakia Rowe
Exit 1st Class Realty - Severn, MD
Thanks for the invite!
Aug 03, 2007 07:15 AM
Eric Smith
American Home Inspectors - Bowie, MD

Hello Yolanda and Readers,

 Thank you for the invite. My name is Eric Smith and I am the owner of American Home Inspectors. I wont waste this space trying to sell you on my services, but I will say that if you are looking for a Home Inspector that understands how to balance the Realtors needs along with the clients, I am your guy. Also, I am always happy to lend assistance to Realtors that have questions. If you have a report from an inspector and don't understand what the heck he/she is talking about, give me a call and I will walk you through it, NO CHARGE.

Aug 03, 2007 08:08 AM
Angela Armstrong

 Wow, yes, thanks Yolonda for the evite.  I am a newly returned agent from the 90s.  Boy, has the business changed.  I was initially licensed in 1993 then left the state and returned last year. 

 So I am a rookie now too and am quite confused with all the new trends in the business.  All of your expertise will be welcome here.  

 I'm affiliated with Long and Foster and have started my own group of one, ME!   

Aug 03, 2007 11:14 AM
Hello All,

Hello, thank you for the invitation.  I am Donald Tyler, and I own Value First Appraisal Services.  I have been in the appraising business for 5yrs.  I would like to bridge the gap between Real estate agents, Loan officers; Brokers, Attorneys, and Tax consultants about the appraisal process so please ask any question you may have.  I will try to make a commitment to post helpful succinct information to everyone in this group. I look forward to working with you in this group. 

Aug 03, 2007 11:26 AM
Frank Hampton
Thanks for the invite. I am a new agent (less than 2 years) and I am privileged to be in the business now. I n the market that we came out, fish were jumping in the boat so the only skill needed was taking fish out boat skills. Now that the market has changed, it is necessary to have fishing skills and a lot of agents don't. They complain about this being a bad market. Every market will correct itself and ours is doing just that. I work predominantly in the pre-foreclosure field, especially short sales. This foreclosure situation is something I saw coming and I tried to position myself to take advantage of the situation when it arrived. I am having success helping people out of bad situations while helping myself, also. I am affiliated with Exit Right Realty and I am a former REMAX agent. That is another story for another story for another day.
Aug 03, 2007 12:45 PM
Monnie Grant
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Laurel, MD




Thanks for the evite!

Aug 03, 2007 02:46 PM
Cheryl S. Miller
Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. - Fort Washington, MD
Maryland Real Estate, COS, Serving The National Harbor Area

 Thank you for the invite.  I am a Long and Foster agent out of the Camp Springs area.  Coming up on my 4th year in the business. 

Activerain has been such a great resource of information for me.  The agents in other regions have been so forthcoming with sharing their experiences.  It was something that I was not getting from agents in this region.  I hope creating this group will change that. Activerain has been celebrating its first year with several events planned across the country.  None of which I was able to attend.  May I suggest that we as a new group get together at least once to have an opportunity to network with each other.

Is anyone going to the conference next month?

Angela Armstrong welcome aboard.  I was wondering when you were going to get started.  You are so awesome.  The stories that you have shared with me are amazing.  I wish I had been in the business during the time you got started.  As we have discussed between us, the market as defintely changed.  I am going to add you to my list of associates.  Since you are new to Activerain I suggest you review The Offical Activerain Blog to get you started. And remember to click the join button to be part of this group.


Aug 03, 2007 03:45 PM
Aja Iglesias-Terrell
Exit PowerHouse Realty - Bowie, MD

Yolanda and Fellow PG County Real Estate Professionals-

What a privilege to align myself with a network of professionals in the greatest county in MD!  As a transport from West Palm Beach, FL have truly come to understand why this is by far the place to be.  I look forward to working with you all at some point and wish each of you continued success.  If by chance any of you would require the services of a multi-lingual realtor please allow me to be of assistance.  Also, for you all looking for an amazing  PG Stager please check out Virtous Touch- Ebony Malone...She has a God given talent that can make a hole in the wall sell in 48 hours. 

Much Love PG



Aug 04, 2007 02:15 AM
Emmaniece Gordon

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the opportunity to network with a wonderful group of people.  My name is Emmaniece (Emma-Niece) Gordon, an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty, Flagship located in Millersville, Maryland.  As many of you have stated, I am also very eager and excited to share my knowledge and expertise.  This is a great forum for us to learn from one another, to share the great and not so great moments of our ever changing business.

I have been an agent for over five years, and recently formed the Gordon HomeSource Group, at Keller Williams.  I also own and operate a home based interior redesign and staging business called Staged View.  If any of you are looking to Stage your Listings to Sell.  I would love to offer my services.

Aug 06, 2007 04:31 AM
Yalonda Hawkins
The Hawkins Group - Lanham, MD

Hello All & Welcome Again:

I look forward to learning from you seasoned professionals (Marcus & Emmaniece); growing with the other newbies (Nakia, Frank & Angela welcome back to the biz) and working with you other real estate professionals (Talia, Nancy & Eric) 

I'm so happy to have everyone here and I hope this becomes a great group where we can learn from each other and all be prosperous.


Ps.  Cheryl I think a get together is a great idea.  Hopefully we can plan one in the upcoming months.

Aug 07, 2007 03:14 AM