Luis Vallecillo is a Senior Mortgage Banker with Old Line Bank and is an accomplished and well recognized mortgage professional with over 20 years of mortgage experience.
Luis grew up in nearby Bethesda, Maryland and attended University of Maryland College Park where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. He currently resides on Kent Island in Stevensville, MD with his wife Julianna and their son William. He enjoys playing golf and spending time on the bay; boating, fishing and being surrounded by family and friends.
Luis speaks fluent Spanish and has provided the Hispanic community with mortgage financing for many years.
Samer Kuraishi, leads A-K’s Group of Professionals. With the largest presence on Zillow nationwide and nearly 413+ glowing reviews from satisfied customers to show for it, Samer is a trend setter in the Real Estate Social Media World.
Steve Cook is editor of Real Estate Economy Watch, which was recognized as one of the two best real estate news sites of 2011 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. From 1999 to 2007 he was vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Realtors and continues to provide communications consulting services. In 2006 and 2007, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate.
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. 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, 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 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 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.