Owning your own home is still the American Dream

Buying a home involves common steps for all buyers. A Buyer Counseling Session is free. To help you understand the process, and make the most of every day & dollar you spend, let’s sit together and discuss. Call me for an appointment.

  If you’d like to start now – use one of my search tools –  and get in touch.  I’d like to help.

Aim to win

A Listing Agent and the Seller are concerned with:

The presentation quality of an offer (breeds confidence or concern in your ability to close)

Communication quality with the Seller’s Agent (breeds confidence or concern in your ability to close)

Negotiating experience and skills

Knowledge of the contracts and addenda (up to 60 pages)

Sensitivity to the Seller’s needs (helps sell your offer over others)

Reputation (means a lot when the Seller’s Agent can say “Howard’s deals close well”)

These are just a few factors in proving a full-service agent more successful in helping you than a discount agent.  Don’t shop for a discount for your surgery.  Don’t discount your home purchase.  You deserve quality service for health & home.


Let me briefly interrupt this Guide to kill two myths:

MYTH: The Buyer pays commission.

FALSE: I can be your Buyers Agent, but the Seller pays commission. In almost all cases this is true.
MYTH: Howard will only show me his Broker’s listings.

FALSE: I show you ALL listings that meet your criteria – NOT just our listings.


You get what you pay for.

Most homes are never held open. You need a Buyer’s Agent to get you in.

Remember – The Listing Agent works for the Seller – NOT for you. Ditto for the Open House Agent.

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Mortgage Help

Contact me for referrals to LOCAL lenders.  Often the larger regional and national banks are not competitive in our market.

Howard Lerner
Associate Broker, REALTOR

DC & Maryland
Stuart & Maury, Inc.
4833 Bethesda Ave #200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Cell: 301-775-6869
Office: 301-654-3200

Taylor Properties
175 Admiral Cochrane Dr #111
Annapolis, MD 21401
Cell: 301-775-6869
Office: 301-970-2447

Proud to be an Equal Housing Opportunity RealtorREALTOR