Luis Cardenas, Owner Bargain Movers Inc

Luis Cardenas, Owner Bargain Movers Inc - Real Estate Radio

Bargain Movers has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. The company was originally founded by Luis Cardenas Sr. who graduated from Tulane School of Law in 1955. He founded this company based on the principle that he could provide good quality moving services and give back the community. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce helping strengthen equal opportunity rights and community involvement throughout the 1980’s.

Luis Senior’s passion for helping others and his desire to make a difference created a strong foundation for Bargain Movers. The company continues to build on this foundation and serve the local community. This strong foundation incorporated with the basic principles of communication, accountability and exceptional service ensures that Bargain Movers operates at the highest level.

Today the company is operated by Luis Cardenas Jr. who graduated from Shippensburg University and attended Richard Montgomery HS in Rockville, MD. He shares his father’s drive and dedication to continue providing high quality moving service while always communicating with you, the client.

Jane Fairweather, President of The Jane Fairweather Real Estate Team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Jane Fairweather, President of The Jane Fairweather Real Estate Team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The Wall Street Journal ranks her #1 in Montgomery County #2 in Maryland, and #39 Nationwide. We are discusing the importance of branding yourself, and buidling a successful real estate team.

A 30 yr. veteran of the business, Jane Fairweather is a pillar in the Maryland Real Estate community. Together with her team of highly specialized assistants and buyer agents, Jane sells an average of 170-190 homes per year. She has been named the # 1 Coldwell Banker agent in the Washington Metropolitan Area for 10 years. Jane has consistently ranked among the Top Coldwell Banker agents in the nation since 1998. Jane career sales currently exceed 1 billion dollars.

Jane is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (2009). She currently serves on Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett’s Economic Advisory Council and was invited by Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot to testify in Annapolis in September 2008 on the state of the real estate market. Jane has given a residential real estate “State of the Market” speech at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Update Presentation for the last 5 years.

Jeremy Welsh, Partner & Executive Vice President of The Insurance Exchange

Jeremy Welsh

Jeremy Welsh, Partner, Executive Vice President, Commercial lines with The Insurance Exchange. Focusing on educating about the importance of E&O insurance for real estate professionals, no matter how right you are, you can still get sued and loose. Plus he brings in his two interns that go to University of Maryland College Park at the business school.

Jeremy Welsh is the Sales Manager for The Insurance Exchange and became a principal in 2011. He has focused his career on providing Property & Casualty and Brokerage services to many professional and business owners. Jeremy has built an impressive clientele with over 200 clients nationwide. He leads the nonprofit, technology and affinity program practice and serves additional industry sectors as well. He specializes in helping clients with reducing costs, coordinating strategies and improving safety by developing written actions plans to identify exposures. Jeremy has earned his designation in the agency as a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Pandra Richie, Realtor with Long & Foster

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Pandra Richie began her real estate career more than 30 years ago, and has held many positions within the industry. She moved to the corporate side of the real estate industry in 1988, focusing on relocation and real estate owned (REO) properties. Since that time, she has served as a vice president with four major real estate companies, including her former role at Long & Foster, and she is currently president of Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES) at Long & Foster Real Estate. As president of CRES, Richie oversees the company’s relocation, REO and e-Real estate departments, as well as Metro Referrals and SMARTMOVE.

She has earned Worldwide ERC’s Meritorious Service Award and four Worldwide ERC Distinguished Service Awards. She was also inducted into Worldwide ERC’s Hall of Leaders in 2010. Richie holds the Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation and the Senior Global Mobility Specialist – Talent (SGMS-T) designation. She has served on numerous Worldwide ERC committees and currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for Worldwide ERC. Richie has also written several articles for MOBILITY magazine and was a former trustee on Worldwide ERC’s Foundation for Workforce Mobility.

Richie was recognized with the President’s Service Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and is a lifetime member of Montclair Who’s Who in Real Estate. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas and currently resides in Northern Virginia.

Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell

Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell

Rick is currently the President of Zippy Shell USA, a nationwide mobile self storage franchise company. He is part of a group of investors that has secured the master franchise rights to Zippy Shell in the United States. Zippy Shell launched in the US in October of 2009 and has currently begun franchising throughout the country.
Over the past eight years, Rick has been the Founder and CEO of two non-profit organizations and has been responsible for their dramatic growth. In January of 2002 Rick became the CEO of the Rainy Day Foundation. The Rainy Day Foundation was established to create and maintain responsible homeownership. Since the Foundations inception, a major focus was to provide tools to educate, counsel, support and financially assist homeowners who experience unforeseen short-term financial problems. Through the administration of the Rainy Day Program, the Foundation has been able to provide emergency support, (both educational and financial) to homeowners that experienced financial challenges.
During the same time, Mr. Del Sontro served as the Founder and CEO of the Home Downpayment Gift Foundation (HDGF) from September of 2001, until June of 2009. When he began his tenure, the organization had previously assisted one homebuyer in the past year and grew to a $70 million plus organization within 5 years. Home Downpayment Gift Foundation grew to the 4th largest down payment assistance provider in the United States. At year end of 2008 the program was assisting more than 2000 homebuyer’s each month by providing down payment grants.
Prior to coming to the HDGF, he worked for Cendant Corporation for over 5 years in the real estate division. Some of his responsibilities included building the infrastructure that supported the sales and administrative divisions.

He was largely responsible for the design and implementation of the development of the franchise sales organizations, contract administration, customer renewals and compliance for Century 21, Coldwell Banker and ERA. This organization consisted of over 150 employees throughout the three real estate brands.
Following his role as the Vice President of Franchise Sales and Compliance, he became Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales for Cendant Corporation. He was responsible for over $200 million of new sales each year as well as the management of a sales organization of over 50 employees.
Prior to his time with Cendant, Rick worked for Century 21 Real Estate Corporation as a Director of International Franchise Sales. His role was to support the various domestic and international franchising efforts for the Company.
Rick is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland. He has B.S. in Journalism and minors in English and Sociology.

Lisa Abrams, Realtor with RE/MAX Town Center at Park Potomac

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Lisa is a full-time real estate professional working with buyers and sellers in the Metro Washington DC area. She is a relocation specialist and understands the unique and distinctive needs of families and professionals that are relocating to the area. As the wife of a former transferee, She can empathize and understand all the stress, emotions and transitions that you will incur with a transfer. She has lived it herself several times.

As a longtime resident of Montgomery County, Lisa is very familiar with the local market. She knows the neighborhoods, schools and local amenities that the area has to offer. Lisa raised her three children in Montgomery County and know that a home is not just a house, but a lifestyle and community. She has strong relationships with area businesses and professionals in The metro DC area to help make every aspect of your move smooth, easy and resourceful.

She has wonderful schools, parks, recreation and the best cultural activities right up there with New York….ours are mostly free! There is so much excitement, history, culture, diversions, etc in the Metro DC area, one may never get to experience all that we offer. The education system in Montgomery County is one of the best in the country. Below are the most recent statistics
Graduation rate: 91.4%
Honors/AP participation: 69.7% (2005-2006)
National Merit Scholars: 68 (2006-2007)
National Blue Ribbon Schools: 33 (1983-2076)
Average SAT Score: 1624 (2006-2007)

Lisa specializes in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Northwest DC and surrounding areas. She works with first time home-buyers as well as the move up luxury home buyer.

Lisa is a Green Building Specialist and Green Certified. Licensed in Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia and Florida.

Nick Marks, Internet Marketing Consultant with Plush Marketing

Internet Marketing Consultant | Plush Marketing

Nick Marks is an Internet marketing consultant with Plush Marketing with many years of experience as a multimedia producer. Plush Marketing is an Internet Marketing company that provides internet marketing for Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.  They are also proud members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce as well as many local organizations.  They cater towards businesses who understand the value of creating a strong online presence.  You can learn more about their video marketing for real estate here or by visiting Plush Real Estate Media.

Donna K. Rismiller, Esq with Rismiller Law Group

Donna K. Rismiller, Esq with Rismiller Law Group

Donna K. Rismiller of Rismiller Law Group is the founder of the firm and is an accomplished litigator and collaborative resolution professional. Focusing her practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, she assists her clients with complex financial resolutions, significant custody decisions, as well as highly emotionally charged disputes, often involving the challenging dynamics of abuse and control.

Donna Rismiller has been recognized for her high achievement and legal aptitude by several publications including the Maryland Daily Record, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and The Washington Post magazine. In 2011, Ms. Rismiller was the recipient of the Maryland Daily Record’s VIP (Very Important Professional) award. In 2014, she was honored by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and chose to receive their Community Award. For several years, Ms. Rismiller has received the Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer distinctions from Baltimore Magazine, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, and The Washington Post Magazine. She has also been recognized as a top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a top 10 Family Lawyer by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Ms. Rismiller was awarded a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (cum laude) from the University of Maryland in 1996. Her undergraduate education and training in the fields of Economics and business management have equipped her to uniquely assess the opportunity cost for her clients when making critical decisions that impact their and their family’s long term welfare.

Ms. Rismiller received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University in 2000, a consistently top ranked law school. Having been educated and trained exclusively in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, she has forged relationships within the local legal and professional communities, allowing her the ability to engage a team of highly trained experts when necessary to achieve the best possible legal outcome for her clients.

Sari K Kurland, Attorney with Kurland Law Group

Sari K Kurland, Attorney with Kurland Law Group

The Kurland Law Group is a law firm offering a wide range of legal services for individuals and business in financial distress. We find the right solution for each client instead of fitting the client into the services we offer.

The Kurland Law Group has extensive experience with distressed real estate matters. We negotiate short sales, provide foreclosure defense litigation services, have an incredibly successful loan modification practice, settle debts large and small and are recognized experts in Consumer Bankruptcy matters.

Sari Kurland, President of Kurland Law Group is an attorney with more than twenty years of experience assisting Consumers and Businesses resolve debt.

The Kurland Law Group represents Consumers and Business people in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, provides Advance Foreclosure Defense services including complex litigation, loan modifications, and negotiates short sale solutions.

Ms. Kurland is Of Counsel to Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. and is proud to be part of their new home in Rockville Maryland.

Specialties: Consumer Bankruptcy, Advance Foreclosure Defense including Mortgage Loan Modifications and Short Sales. Complex Bankruptcy Court Litigation Defense Services. Debt Settlement services.

Speaking Engagements:

The New Bankruptcy Law, Maryland Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Spring 2005
The Perils of Refinancing out of Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Meeting, Spring 2007
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section, Annual Meeting, June 2008 and June 2010.
Half Moon Seminars, continuing legal education course on consumer bankruptcy, Spring 2009.
Maryland House of Delegates, Testify in favor of proposed legislation to create homestead exemption in Maryland, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010.
February 2010 – Speaker, Baltimore Brown Bag Lunch Series – Maryland State Bar Association –
Consumer Bankruptcy Section – Mortgage Loan Modifications.
Media Appearances:

MSNBC – Legal expert during the O.J. Simpson civil trial. Legal expert on the effect of bankruptcy on NFL retirement accounts.
1600 AM – Soluciones with Carolina- Radio Show for Spanish Speaking Community re:
mortgage modifications, foreclosure defense and consumer bankruptcy.
FOX 5 News – October Legal Expert on mortgage loan modifications and the foreclosure crisis October 11, 2010
WHUR- 96.3 – October 21, 2010 – Interview on The Daily Drum about the foreclosure crisis.
FOX 5 News – October 25, 2011 – Interview by Melanie Alnwick, Consumer News Reporter.