March 1, 2013

Central Properties Launches Rookie Mentoring Program

During the first of many sessions as part of the Rookie Mentoring Program, Paul Sliwka, Principal Broker, presented to a gathering of our newest agents. The goal of these sessions is to expose rookies to various methods that will lead to success in the real estate field. On February 23rd 2013, the topic at hand was working with buyer clients. Paul recalls his first 3-5 sales as being involved with buyers and highlights some important tips for when interacting with a buyer. The First Meeting With A Buyer: • Be your buyer’s broker and do your best for them • […]
February 5, 2013

Financial Reform Impacts Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act dramatically changes the landscape for financial institutions, lenders and the mortgage industry. Central Properties has invited Scott Barr, Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Home Loans, to cover how the legislation is impacting real estate buyers and sellers. It is important that agents are aware of the ways Dodd-Frank may affect their clients’ ability to secure financing. Central Properties is pleased to provide a forum for industry experts and leaders to keep our agents informed and engaged about changes in the real estate industry. Stay tuned for more updates about […]
January 25, 2013

7 Tips for Success in Real Estate from Paul Gale

As part of a series of mentoring sessions, Central Properties invited Paul Gale, a successful Sales Manager for Long & Foster in McLean VA, to talk to our agents. Paul tailored his talk for Real Estate Agents looking to build successful careers, building on the famous “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Here are some highlights, and most of it applies to any profession! To start, have a good mindset about what you’re doing. Find what makes you passionate in your career, and believe in what you’re doing. Be a team player. Everything must hinge upon core values of honesty, […]
January 22, 2013

Interview with Paul Sliwka by Capital Retail Group

January 11, 2013

Central Properties is helping the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Washington, DC January 11, 2013- Central Properties, a top new Washington, DC real estate brokerage, has teamed up with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to provide support in preparation for the opening of the Anthony Bowen YMCA. In addition to providing office space and business services for YMCA staff, Central Properties hosted a pre-opening reception at its DC office in the U Street Corridor neighborhood last October. “We are thrilled to welcome the YMCA to our neighborhood and look forward to helping them get ready for the official opening of their state-of-the-art new facility,” said Central Properties president, Paul Sliwka. […]
November 7, 2012

Guest Speaker Todd Condron Updates Agents on Contracts

Central Properties thanks Todd Condron for updating our agents about the ins and outs of the regional real estate contract. It is vital that Realtors are apprised of the most up-to-date information regarding contracts, and that they are diligent in communicating with both sides of a transaction. Agents at Central Properties enjoy regular updates from industry experts and leaders so they can better operate their business in a changing market. Todd and his firm are an excellent resource for contract advice and representation when there is an issue in a real estate transaction. Todd Condron, Attorney-at-Law Leggett, Simon, Freemyers & […]
June 6, 2012

Real Estate Calculators: Should I rent or buy a home?

To buy or to rent? Use this handy calculator to see if you could actually save more as a homeowner Source: Washington Post Follow us on Facebook
June 1, 2012

Kick Off Summer At the Brookland Garden Tour

The annual Brookland House & Garden Tour is set to take place this Sunday, June 3rd from 12-5pm. The event will showcase nine unique homes and gardens, highlighting the homes’ historical features set against beautifully manicured gardens. The Greater Brookland Garden Club was founded in 1998, and it’s just one of the many community gems in the Brookland area. The tour will end with a reception from 5-7pm, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this great DC community. Those who are curious about bustling and close-in Brookland also shouldn’t miss this just listed home in neighboring Michigan Park […]