As a native Marylander, James grew up outside of DC and moved to Baltimore County while completing his bachelor’s degree at Towson University. He quickly fell in love with Charm City and has lived in the area for over 15 years now. With experience living in Baltimore county for a number of years and currently loving the city life, James truly understands just how Baltimore is a pattern of rich, charming neighborhoods that make this area special. He thrives on finding the perfect neighborhood for clients in every stage of life, and has the background and professionalism to make the process seamless and enjoyable. James has been a realtor for the past 15 years and has an excellent reputation in the real estate industry as a highly competent, honest and professional agent. He maintains solid industry connections through involvement in the local community on both a professional and personal level. He leverages these relationships to help clients each step of the process. James has the background and expertise to guide you through the process of finding and securing your dream home!
Kelly has a reputation for putting her client’s needs first which she believes is at the heart of her success. As a native Marylander, she has experience in many of the unique neighborhoods and cities Maryland offers and is adept at navigating her clients to the ideal neighborhood and home for their family. Kelly’s strong background in advertising translates to solid negotiation abilities, attention to detail and marketing expertise. Kelly prides herself on her responsiveness, exceptional customer service and follow through.
Chrissy grew up in Timonium and has lived in Baltimore County her entire life. She began her career in the service industry immediately after high school, working for a boutique hotel chain in the Inner Harbor. After 7 years with the company, she decided she wanted a career a bit closer to home, and began her career working for James in 2012. After several years successfully negotiating short sales, she obtained her Real Estate license and began operating as an office manager for Next Step Realty in 2014. Chrissy has been with us from the start and is fully committed to providing the upmost level of service to our clients, while ensuring they have all the information needed to feel confident and assured in their purchase or sale. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping or tending the vegetable garden at her home in Northern Baltimore County.
Kendall grew up in Maryland in the Loch Raven/Parkville area and Pasadena and went to Shippensburg University to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation she moved back to Maryland to teach in Baltimore City Schools. She later transitioned into real estate in 2011, specializing in short sale negotiations. Ultimately, she was recruited her to join Next Step Realty in 2019 and has used her positive demeanor, efficiency, and attention to detail to support the brokerage’s day to day operations!
Alisa is a Baltimore native who after graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2000, moved to New York City to pursue her passion for the music business. Alisa quickly found success working with the legendary booking agents Barbara Skydel and Frank Barsalona at Premier Talent Agency. In 2002, Premier was bought by one of the world’s leading talent agencies, William Morris Agency and Alisa moved over to WMA for several years before landing on the management side of the business at 10th Street Entertainment. During her time in the music business, Alisa worked on worldwide concert tours for some of the biggest names in music including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & Motley Crue before ultimately deciding to move back to Baltimore to get married and start a family. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, Alisa decided she was ready to get back to business! She always had a passion for design and an eye for style and has successfully parlayed that into her career in real estate as well as home staging. Alisa’s outgoing and genuine nature help her connect easily with others and instantly put her clients at ease. She offers exemplary service and prides herself on client experience above all.
Being born and raised in one of the hottest real estate markets in the world, Ally, a New York City native, found her love for the industry early on. She graduated from Towson University in 2015 and jumped right into Maryland real estate joining James and the Next Step Team. Ally prides herself in her attentiveness and responsiveness, which she believes is key in providing her clients with the attention and service that they need. In her spare time you will find Ally traveling as much as possible or enjoying the amazing restaurant scene Baltimore has to offer.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Apparel, Textile and Merchandising and minor in Marketing, Anne found herself pursuing a career in sales with Nordstrom which brought her to Baltimore. A resident of Mount Vernon for over eight years and working in several metropolitan areas of the greater Baltimore/DC area, Anne is ready to put her sales and marketing skills to work for you.
She is customer oriented and a great listener and sees possibilities where and when others might dismiss. Not only will she find the perfect home for you, but she will also make sure you are satisfied with all aspects of the process.
Anne loves to travel especially internationally and enjoys the restaurant scene in Baltimore. She has become a Ravens fan over the years and enjoys all sports.
Anne is ready and willing to help you with your home buying decisions.
Avatar Harris is a native of Boston, Massachusetts but has been a Baltimore County resident for over 13 years. She has grown to love the character and beauty that is uniquely “Baltimore” and as such, loves helping people find homes in this wonderful region. While she spent many years in the energy industry, Avatar transitioned to real estate almost 5 years ago with James and the Next Step team in 2013 and has found her true calling. Avatar firmly believes trust and communication are paramount in any real estate transaction, so whether you are a first time homebuyer, a corporate relocation or are simply looking for your next great home, you will find her insightful and responsive. Whichever side of the process you are on, Avatar works diligently on your behalf. Marketing and negotiation are her specialties and her loyalty to her clients is a true asset to everyone she works with. Her attention to detail, professional experience, and enthusiasm help guide clients through buying and selling with ease. In her spare time you will find Avatar spending time with family and friends…usually on a sideline cheering them on.
In regards to partnering with The W Home Group, she has said over and over “I’m finally home.” Barb prides herself in being responsive, loyal and attentive to her clients because what matters to them matters to her.
When she’s not negotiating a contract or showing homes, you’ll find Barb with her husband, Brad, dividing and conquering their 4 kids active sports schedules, hanging out with friends or working on projects around the house.
She looks forward to walking you through the process of buying or selling your home!
Ben is a native Baltimorean with deep ties and extensive knowledge of the greater Baltimore area. Born and raised in Northeast Baltimore City, the product of a caring middle-class family, he learned at an early age the importance of hard work and accountability. He attended high school at The Gilman School in Maryland. He then played college football at Lafayette College where he served as a team captain and earned all-conference honors. Ben graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. degree in International Economics and Commerce. Upon graduation, he returned to his home in Baltimore City to begin his professional career. Ben begins his real estate career with a passion and drive to serve all he encounters with superior customer service, support and meticulous attention to detail. Outside of work, Ben loves to spend time with friends and family, exercising, traveling and coaching high school football.
A Howard County native, Brent has been a residential real estate agent assisting buyers and sellers throughout Maryland since 2011. With a lengthy background in the hospitality industry and a sociology degree from the University of Maryland, delivering top notch customer service and developing excellent rapport with clients has always been his specialty. When not busy selling real estate, Brent enjoys screaming about whatever sport is on television and spending time with his wife, Jenn and dog Munch.
Courtney has over 14 years of experience in sales and marketing in the commercial and residential construction industry. With her extensive knowledge of an ever-changing market, strong negotiation skills, and a commitment to providing the highest level of service to her clients, transitioning to real estate was an easy decision.
A home is typically the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime. She believes her clients deserve someone who cares about the transaction as if it were their own. She prides herself on honesty, attention to detail, and efficient and prompt communication. You can never go wrong by doing the right thing.
She and her husband currently reside in Northern Baltimore County and in their free time enjoy watching their son play various sports and caring for their rescue farm animals.
Dave Brown was raised in Baltimore and graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2014. Dave has a strong understanding of the real estate market with a background in investing and flipping properties. Dave spends a lot of his day assisting high-volume investors find the perfect property for their next project. To him, the ability to build trusting, long-term relationships with clients is what drives his success. He loves helping people navigate the important purchase of a home whether it is the place they will call home or the next property they will use as an investment to build their portfolio, he takes pride in walking clients through each step of the process!
Dominique Drummond found quick success in the Real Estate business because of her sincere connection with her clients. Realizing every transaction is unique has helped her to identify, and cater to the specific needs of each client. Dominique takes pride in having a diverse clientele; whether it be multi-million-dollar luxury transactions, advising first-time homebuyers, or navigating short sales, she takes pride in every transaction. Dominique’s services go beyond the transaction, always offering her established network as a resource for her clients.
Dominique has earned a Lifetime Membership in the Real Estate Million Dollar Association after just 3 years in the business. Dominique is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Her passion for sports and service to others led her to volunteer with the Special Olympics for several years. In her free time, Dominique enjoys staying active, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her Husband and two boys!
Ed Bivons is licensed real estate professional with 5+ years of experience and most recently joined Next Step Realty in December 2019. Ed works with both buyers and sellers and has always stated that customer/client satisfaction is his number one goal. Ed’s previous clients have been extremely pleased with his work and have commented that he is “knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, responsive to client needs, has strong negotiation skills and provides world class service and support throughout the entire buying and/or selling process and beyond.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Ed worked at Hewlett Packard and Bank of America in a senior management role that was responsible for providing support and service to both internal and external clients. Ed feels that this experience has provided a solid foundation in helping his transition to becoming a successful real estate agent. He truly understands the definition of providing world class customer service.
Gayle Becker has leveraged her multiple careers over the past 35 years in business development, marketing, technology, franchise development, success coaching, and training to create a real estate practice.
She received her Real Estate license in 2013. Now her passion is helping people reach their real estate goals. Whether it’s helping first time buyers become home owners or current home owners transition to their next move, she works diligently to find the perfect residential match.
She lives by the mantra:
and until, you have offered it to others.” ~Sri Chinmoy
A Maryland native, Jameson was born and raised in Howard County and now lives in Baltimore. He is a graduate of Towson University with a BA in Political Science and Pre Law. Jameson obtained his real estate license at the young age of 20 years old.. Recently named an East Coast Community Expert by distinguished Top Agent Magazine, Jameson is also currently recognized as being in the top 20% of producing agents under the age of 40. Specializing in Sports & Entertainment Real Estate, Jameson has sold homes to numerous high profile athletes and celebrities alike, employing a profound understanding of the Maryland luxury market. While not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports, and traveling when his schedule allows. Giving back to his community is one of his core values, and he proudly sponsors his local high school and engages in other philanthropic endeavors. Jameson specializes in applying his local market expertise and strong service-based work ethic to ensure his clients expectations are not only met, but also exceeded. He is passionate about his clients’ goals and their peace of mind, always striving for a quality experience. Whether you’re buying, selling, or renting you are guaranteed first class professional service every time.
Jason Enrique is a Baltimore County native that was born in the Cockeysville/ Lutherville area. Having lived all over Maryland he has strong knowledge of all the surrounding counties. He has a strong entrepreneurial background having partnered in multiple successful businesses specializing in manufacturing and finance. The foundation of his background is built on sales, service and negotiating. Jason’s transition into real estate was an easy decision. He recognizes and values the trust his clients place in him and strives every day to exceed those expectations. With over 25 years experience in client service and sales, his first priority are his clients and their best interest in every sale or purchase. He is attentive to his clients wants and needs, ensuring every transaction is easy and stress free.
In his free time, he enjoys spending family time with his wife and 3 kids. He can be found on the field coaching or cheering whether it’s lacrosse, football or basketball.
Jessica Dulaney (Nonn)
Born in Catonsville, MD, Jessica was a three-sport athlete at Catonsville High leading her to play Division 1 lacrosse at Virginia Tech. Upon completing her Bachelors in Psychology at Virginia Tech, she moved to England to earn her Masters in Marketing Management from Durham University while playing lacrosse aboard. Her competitive drive, dedication, passion, and discipline developed through her education/athletic experience has led her to become a successful real estate agent.
With a passion for helping people and strong understanding of the Baltimore real estate market, Jessica is committed to helping as many buyers and sellers successfully accomplish their real estate goals. Jessica’s core values as a realtor are honesty and communication. She prides herself on truly hand holding her clients through the process and going above and beyond.
Jessica started her career at Re/Max in April 2016 and has sold/leased over 100 homes. In March 2018, Jessica was awarded “Rising Star” by the Daily Record. Jessica decided to join The W Home Group in January 2019 to provide a higher level of service to her clients and past clients. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and promises to give her full attention to every detail to the best of her ability throughout their entire home buying/selling process. Her goal is to make the experience stress-free and most importantly exciting!
All who know Jessica easily describe her as enthusiastic and hard-working!
Being a Maryland native and Harford County resident her entire life, she is an expert in the neighborhoods surrounding Baltimore and loves sharing her local knowledge with clients who are buying or selling their homes. Jessica is an excellent communicator with strong negotiation skills. She has been in the business of people and sales for over a decade and prides herself on her customer service. Her eye for detail lends itself to her home staging abilities which play a big role in her clients’ listings!
When Jessica is not busy selling real estate, she is usually found spending time with her family, serving as a member of The Baltimore Junior League or hosting charity events!
Kara is an experienced, full-time Realtor licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania, who is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals through the buying and selling process. She is a hometown girl with roots in Northern Baltimore County and the surrounding areas. Kara’s honesty, loyalty, reliability and work ethic are second to none and has proven to go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and rewarding experience for her clients. Real Estate transactions can be complex so whether you’re an experienced home buyer/seller or seeking your very first home, Kara will be there to guide you every step of the way. She will provide you options and solutions all while utilizing her strong negotiation and networking skills to get you the home of your dreams! In her spare time, Kara enjoys volunteering in her community, playing tennis and spending time with family, friends and beloved dogs.
Katie was born in Connecticut, raised in New Jersey and attended college in Pennsylvania at Lehigh University. Maryland is the latest stop on her East Coast tour, to launch her real estate career. After graduating from Lehigh with marketing and journalism degrees, Katie ran digital operations for The New York Post and Page Six before launching her own consulting company in New York City. Katie also serves as the Marketing Director for The Cokas Group, leading the charge behind cutting-edge digital marketing efforts and advertising services for all aspects of our business. A professional organizer and stager, Katie has set up all roads in her life to lead back to real estate. Whether you’re renting, buying or selling, Katie is equipped to handle all points of your transaction with ease, care and confidence.
As a Realtor in a fast moving market, Martha’s most important priority is to make sure her clients get the best real estate experience that she can provide. Listening to her clients wants and needs when it comes to their wishlist for their real estate wants & dreams is what she strives to do. Communication is encouraged so that both parties can achieve the best outcome in every transaction and Martha will always strive to make sure that the home buying or selling process for her clients is easy, stress-free and fun. Martha’s business is largely based on referrals from satisfied clients. She loves being a real estate agent & it truly loves what she does. Being able to help clients find exactly what they want in a home or selling their house is an exciting experience for all of everyone involved. The best part of her job? Meeting and making new friends! Martha thanks all her past clients for their trust, referrals and friendship. “It was my pleasure to help you!”
After growing up in South Jersey, Meghan graduated Towson University in 2007 with a degree in Communications and Marketing. After falling in love with all things Maryland, Meghan has been a resident of Baltimore City ever since. She joined James and the Next Step Team in 2016 and loves being a real estate agent. Many of Meghan’s clients are first-time homebuyers and she thoroughly enjoys helping them from start to finish through the home buying process. In her free time, you can find Meghan out and about Baltimore trying to find the best tacos or hanging with her four-legged fur baby, Bubs.
Paul started his career as a Realtor in the Summer of 2016. He grew up in the Annapolis area, so working in a place he knows and loves is a great fit and allows him to offer additional insight to his clients. His favorite part about being a realtor is meeting so many amazing people. The feeling of being able to help someone through the process of buying or selling a home, with so many moving parts, is the best! When he’s not working, Paul enjoys spending quality time with his wife, kids, family, and friends.
Representing both buyers and sellers, Ryan prides himself on going above and beyond for either side he represents. He has made a career through his ability to maintain a professional relationship with his clients while establishing a trust that lasts a lifetime. He is not just a realtor who is looking out for his clients’ business, instead he ls looking out for their best interest in every transaction, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident with all decisions. Ryan has a background in marketing, hospitality, and economics all of which help him generate the best possible outcome for each transaction.