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After 20 years with my former company, I made the very difficult decision to transfer to another Broker. I chose Douglas Realty. My decision felt right because I was going to a company that had cutting-edge technology and a happy, friendly staff. The Douglas Team was extremely organized and supportive when helping me get up and running. With classes and personal help, I was able to learn more advanced technology to increase my social media presence. Douglas Realty participates in local events and is working on establishing a charity foundation. I love the family feel of the office & I don’t feel like I’m just a number in a huge organization. Everyone is enthusiastic about working there! It’s like “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name!

- Bonnie Fleishman


Douglas Realty is truly not only Different by Design, but also offers First Class service to both its agents and clients. The culture of this brokerage is a rare find in such the competitive industry that is real estate. Douglas Realty is thorough and exhibits due diligence when choosing agents to join and it shows both in the culture and the success of the agents. In my 30 years in the business, I have only been affiliated with 4 brokerages, and Douglas Realty clearly has it all. Like most agents, I had my pick of brokers when I was ready to move and once I met with Doug, there was no reason to look any further. Privately and locally owned in Maryland, Doug Smith, our owner has is a visionary not just from offering the best in technology both in training and services, but more importantly has a strong support staff to cover all the agents' needs. This also includes an outstanding Mortgage and Title division as well. Each of our offices are designed with a clean contemporary look and offer both agents and clients a variety of beverages and snacks while at our offices. Since I transferred here over a year ago, 12 of my agents have also joined here because it is the best of the best for succeeding in real estate and having access to all the right tools and intellectual support that any agent could ask for. More importantly, Doug Smith and his staff care about the agents and it shows in everyway.

- Linda Harned


Douglas Realty is such a Premier Brokerage! The culture of the company is a breath of fresh air….so much so that I recruited three REALTORS® in my six-month tenure. From the wonderful sunlit office spaces, to the plentiful snack bar, this brokerage is setting a unique gold standard. The staff is beyond friendly, supportive and fun! Douglas Realty genuinely cares about its REALTORS® equally as much as their clients. This company has a family friendly feel that is warm and welcoming! This is a clear example of a brokerage that is “Different By Design”. Beyond that, Doug Smith, leader and visionary, sends an annual survey to capture feedback from agents. To understand, he constantly evaluates how to maximize cutting edge resources and technology to usher the company to the next level.

- Erik Grooms

When I began my real estate career I thought I’d either have to join a brokerage where you’re pressured to sell and give most of your hard-earned money away, or join a discount brokerage where you’re left to navigate and learn on your own with no support. As I began to do my research, I came across Douglas Realty and I found they had everything I was looking for, a strong support team who is responsive and knowledgeable, industry-leading technology and lead generation systems, a compliance team who ensures you’re doing the right thing, and low costs which gives you an opportunity to grow your business (while keeping more of your money in your pockets from day one). I reached out to a friend I knew was part of the Douglas Realty family to get his perspective and he had nothing but glowing things to say about the brokerage. He said he wouldn’t consider any other brokerage for his real estate business! Those two things together left just one more thing to do before making my decision: reaching out to Douglas Realty myself for information. To my surprise, the owner of Douglas Realty, Doug Smith, reached out to me and took the time to answer all my questions. After that call was over I knew Douglas Realty was the place for me. I’ve now been with Douglas Realty for about two years and I believe I made the best decision for my real estate career. The support, training, technology, and advice you receive at Douglas Realty sets you up on a path to success. If you’re looking for a brokerage where you’re treated like family and put in the best position for success, while keeping more of your money in your pockets, then Douglas Realty is the brokerage for you.

- Tarek Khedr

I love working for this Broker. If you are considering a change or looking to get in the business, this is the place to be. Douglas Realty is family owned, family run, and has a family atmosphere. Doug Smith is like that Doctor with the awesome bedside manner. They give plenty of support and plenty of education. No wonder agents are flocking to this organization!

- David Messenger


After being in the Real Estate Industry for 28 years, I made the decision to join Douglas Realty. It was the best decision I have made for myself professionally. I built my business on customer service and good solid communication. Douglas Realty is a mirror image of how I built my business throughout my career. The way this Brokerage has been structured is the core of what I believe in. Doug Smith and his staff are the best in the industry that I have come across in my career. The knowledge and professionalism is above and beyond. You can honestly pick up the phone and reach Doug or Jenn and the staff are always there to help you. Doug's demeanor is very calming and his knowledge keeps you calm when you are going through a difficult transaction. Not only is the entire staff always there when you need them, but the way they interact with you is professional and courteous. This Brokerage is run like a well oiled machine! The office, technology and the tools you are given to do your job are the best in the Industry. Early in my career I worked at O'Connor, Piper and Flynn, which was known at the "Home Team". Coming to Douglas has brought me full circle, as I feel like I'm back home where I belong!

- Karen Voelker

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