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. She has strategies around selling homes quickly and for top dollar, a skill that has helped her capture market share and support sellers throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Montgomery County (her hometown), Anne Arundel, Frederick and Carroll Counties.
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. She has personally sold over 65 Million in real estate transactions while leading The W Home Group who collectively sells over 200 Million each year. She owns Next Step Realty which is a local Maryland Residential real estate brokerage with 3 offices throughout Maryland in Timonium, Fells Point and Annapolis and supports 85 agents throughout the state.
Jennifer Cernik is a second-generation Realtor who combines her love for the industry with her commitment to providing exceptional service. While completing her Bachelor’s degree at Villa Julie College, Jennifer opened an independent real estate firm with her father where they worked side by side for 17 years.
Today, Jennifer is a part of Next Step Realty as both Broker and Realtor, bringing her strong business background and solution-focused mindset to every situation. Jennifer is a specialist in negotiations, with a reputation for being a committed and fair advocate in all situations. Her work is built on exemplary customer service and focuses on long-term connections – not only with clients, but also with every agent she supports. Jennifer continues to develop her industry knowledge by continuing her education to acquire new licensure in PA, DC, VA, in addition to MD, as well as serving on several local and regional committees.
Growing up in Howard County, living in Baltimore City for a decade and finally settling in Baltimore County with her family, Jennifer has a great understanding of the Central Maryland region, and is ready to bring her strategic, and personal, approach to your home buying and selling experience!
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!
Rodney, a native to Baltimore, attended the John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD where he completed his high school education. As a former captain of the men’s basketball program at JC, Rodney prides himself on teamwork and leading by example. After graduating highschool, Rodney received a scholarship to continue playing basketball for the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he later garnered his B.A. in the Management of Aging Services.
After graduating, Rodney worked in a variety of customer service and sales roles; holding multiple management positions as well as pursuing entrepreneurship endeavors too. Rodney eventually transitioned into property management, where he developed his skills business operations, project management, client retention, public speaking, and event management. After a year in property management, Rodney received his real estate license in 2019 and also became a visual inspector (lead inspector) in 2020. Outside of work, Rodney loves to spend time with friends and family, exercising, traveling and coaching youth league basketball.
Sophia Ellard is a native New Yorker who relocated to the Baltimore Area 27 years ago to study Music and History at Morgan State University. Sophia has a vast knowledge base as an Admin/Support person in various industries with the majority of those years being in Insurance and Property Management. She believes in the strength of building good relationships and her positive outlook drives her ability and willingness to help others. She enjoys what she does, and it is reflected in the service she provides to team members as well as clients.
Sophia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking. She also loves sports and when she’s not talking basketball with her sons she is cheering on the Ravens while still showing love for the home team (Go Giants!) She also keeps herself busy in her church and community activities and you might even find her teaching a Zumba class. Sophia believes that Perspective is Everything!!
Elisabeth was born and raised in Anne Arundel County and currently resides in Baltimore County. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts from Towson University, she began working for a small business in Howard County as a General Manager. It was in this position that she was able to learn the ins and outs of business operations, project management, client retention, corporate contracting, vendor relations, public speaking, and event management. After 9 years in small business, Elisabeth transitioned from the small business realm to the real estate world, and is looking forward to applying her knowledge with the Next Step Realty team!
Carlie was born and raised in Finksburg, MD and attended Mcdonogh High School. It was here in rural Maryland where she first fell in love with the outdoors. The passion ultimately led her to the mountains and this past May, she graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a B.A in Political Science, Minor in Business Innovation and a Music Entrepreneurship Certificate. (A standout memory from her college experience was studying abroad in Prague for a year and working at a music label!) Carlie’s last three internships involved content marketing and artist management, along with a heavy focus on events. Carlie loves engaging in authentic conversations with new acquaintances. Her love for people, enthusiasm for hospitality, and a self-reliant curiosity has led her down the path to pursue a career in real estate.
In her free time, Carlie is either hiking, listening to music, or playing board games with her friends and family. Carlie is thrilled to learn, develop relationships, and give back to the city that gave so much to her family
James is a multi faceted creative specializing in photo and video. He has worked as a real estate photographer over the last 5 years perfecting his craft, while gaining experience in customer service and staying up to date with trends. When it comes to delivering, he has an attention to detail that ensures your house receives the best representation possible by any medium. He looks forward to meeting you, and assisting your agent in the process of selling your home!
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.
Ashley is a Maryland native, living in Carroll County most of her life. At a young age, her passion for real estate was sparked when her mother pursued a career in the real estate industry. Before becoming a Realtor, Ashley attended Towson University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism. This led her to spend three years working on news desks at two local Baltimore news stations tracking breaking news and writing for the web.
In 2013, Ashley finally answered what she believes is her true calling and became a Realtor. What she loves most about being a Realtor is helping buyers realize their dream of homeownership and the excitement that goes hand-in-hand during the process. It never gets old calling a buyer and letting them know their offer was accepted and they are on their way to a new home. She also loves helping sellers earn top-dollar for their homes and helping them move on to the next chapter of their lives. Her excitement, combined with her keen negotiation skills and her 7 years of experience, have made her ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.
When Ashley isn’t busy selling homes, she enjoys the simpler things in life like hanging out with her friends, family and beloved rescue cats Batman and Mowgli. She loves vacationing, especially in Florida, baking and trying out any new pizza restaurants she can get her hands on.
Austin is a Pennsylvania native and Army Veteran of 8 years. After deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq he settled in Maryland and began his career as an intelligence professional. Austin’s devotion and meticulous attention to detail is evident by having lived all across Baltimore City before deciding to buy his first home in one of Baltimore’s historic districts.
Austin starts his real estate career with excitement and a passion to serve. Whether you’re buying, selling or looking for a place to rent Austin serves each client with integrity and compassion.
Outside of work, Austin loves spending time with his family and friends, exercising, overlanding, and music festivals.
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.
Looking to buy or sell in the Anne Arundel County area? Betty has the knowledge, the drive,
and the dedication to get the results you seek. As a 34+ year resident and active member of
the Annapolis community, Betty is able to use her extensive understanding of the area to
her advantage as your realtor.
With a background in IT Management, she carries with her the value of hard work, integrity and outstanding client services in everything she does. Her approach is to understand your needs, capture your expectations, earn your trust and execute your housing goals. Betty’s energetic and enthusiastic personality will provide a bonus to your overall buying and selling experience.
When Betty isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and working on her fitness goals. Betty lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband Dan wherethey raised their two sons, Erik & Dennis.
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.
Ceit was born in Baltimore and acquired her real estate license in 2021. She has years of experience in the hospitality industry, and is passionate about serving her clients. Growing up, she would tag along with her father at open houses when he was a real estate agent, and has been fascinated with the industry since. She decided to pursue a career in real estate so that she can help clients have a memorable & enjoyable home buying & selling experience. Her positive energy and determination are a perfect fit when it comes to helping her clients find exactly what they are looking for. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, going to the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. Ceit is looking forward to delivering a professional experience for clients when buying, selling, or renting.
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.
Danielle Burston is a licensed Real Estate Agent, and life long resident of Baltimore, Maryland. She uses the latest Internet marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers or sellers. As a lifelong resident Danielle can put her insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. She knows all the neighborhoods inside-out, and can help you select the best one for your individual or family needs!
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!
After growing up in the sunshine state, Dominique graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a degree in Hospitality Management. She first fell in love with real estate when working as a marketing manager in Bali, Indonesia. A career in real estate was the perfect opportunity to utilize her customer service skills and help people find their next home or investment.
Dominique is committed and devoted to ensuring her clients satisfaction and happiness through a positive mindset and superior communication skills. This level of service comes naturally to Dominique after over fifteen years in the hospitality sector.
When she is not working with her real estate clients, Dominique can be found teaching yoga for a cause, biking the NCR trail, swinging on the monkey bars with her daughter, reading, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors that Maryland has to offer.
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” – Walt Disney
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.
Born in Cali, Colómbia, Gustavo and his family moved to the United States – first to Florida and then to Maryland where they planted roots in Towson. Gustavo attended Towson High School and Towson University, where he became involved in the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Through the fraternity and its connections, Gustavo launched his career in real estate. For the past ten years, he has used his passion, knowledge, and commitment to his clients to help them realize their dream of home ownership.
Gustavo focuses on educating future homeowners to empower them in their quest for the American Dream. He is actively involved with a nonprofit helping low income Hispanic families in the Baltimore area to achieve home ownership. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Gustavo has been ranked by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) as a top 100 Latino agent in the Northeast. His ten years of real estate experience includes helping primary home owners, building investor rental portfolios, and liquidating assets. Gustavo is excited to join Patty Kallmyer & Company where he looks forward to providing his clients with a new level of service.
Gustavo currently lives in the Newtown community of Owings Mills with his wife, son, and two schnauzers. In his free time, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, mountain biking, and working on his fleet of Volvos. His dedication to family, his experience in the community, and his competitive nature makes Gustavo a great real estate agent to have on your side whether you are buying or selling!
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.
Janelle Skeene lives in Owings Mills with her husband and two children, and has been an active member in her community for six years. It is with great excitement that she will be turning that community focus to real estate.
As a proud member of Jojo and Associates of Next Step Realty family, Janelle carries the value of hard work, problem solving, integrity, dedication, and outstanding client service into everything she does! With a passion for service in the Baltimore County area, Janelle is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs.
When Janelle isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys crafting, spending time with family, travelling and reading.
Janice Bumbry is a Maryland Realtor with a passion for helping people and a natural gift for truly understanding each client’s specific needs. With years of experience in the marketing world, Janice understands the value of being able to share a vision for your property with potential clients, and then making it a reality. Understanding the needs of her buyers and sellers is integral to her work, and being able to fulfill those home goals, from a place of integrity, commitment and determination, is her ultimate driver. Janice strives to keep her clients happy and stress-free, all while guiding them through an enjoyable real estate process.
When she’s not helping her real estate clients, Janice can be found teaching yoga, as she has for many years, or spending time as a fabulous dog-mom to her Havanese fur baby, Gracie Mae. She and her husband, Steven, live in Lutherville, where Steven owns and operates two wellness businesses.
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.
Jennifer was born and raised in Maryland and has lived in Anne Arundel County for 35 years. She graduated from UMBC with an education degree and earned her masters from Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer has dedicated the past 17 years to teaching young children but has always had an interest in real estate. She recently acquired her real estate license and is excited to take the ‘next step’ in her career.
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!
Procuring a home is the most substantial investment that most people will make in their lifetime. As such, establishing a relationship with a Real Estate Professional who possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to yield unmatched, impeccable customer service, is also an investment; it’s an investment of time, trust and faith. Jojo emerges with passion and professionalism, working diligently to serve and invest in the communities within Baltimore City and the entire state of Maryland. By catering to her clients’ specific needs and preferences, Jojo works AGGRESSIVELY to ensure seamless transition into home-ownership for every client, with every transaction, every time.
Whatever your real estate goals may require, you can be confident that Jojo will navigate you through the process, standing with and for you, every step of the way. If you desire the highest degree of excellence, contact Jojo Olaseha and let her assist you in manifesting your real estate dreams.
JR Macadoff is a Maryland real estate agent who works with home buyers and sellers. After graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, he discovered that his skill set and intimate knowledge of the state of Maryland were perfectly suited for him to grow into a top-notch real estate professional. J.R.’s enthusiasm for helping others coupled with his communication expertise refined in the service industry, allows him to build meaningful relationships with clients and provide them with unmatched loyalty and dedication. He prides himself in his ability to maintain a calm, stress-free environment in all relations, providing prompt responses to all questions, and exhausting himself at the whims of his clients.
When he is not assisting his real estate clients, he spends his time exploring the ever-evolving real estate world so that he can provide an up to date understanding of current real estate standards, policies, and trends. As a local bartender (7 years) and Howard County resident of 28 years, he possesses a passionate familiarity with the diverse culture and communities that make up one of the most prominent counties in the state. When he is not sharpening his craft, you will find him bouncing around the DMV looking for the best places to wine and dine with his family, friends, and clients.
Julia is a Baltimore native and a passionate Realtor in Maryland. She has been working with my clients to achieve their home selling and buying goals since 2015, and over the last five years, she has built her business with her clients in mind!Her goal is excellent client experience and elite customer service for each and every client. She focuses on timely and professional communication, setting the right expectations and a solution based mindset to any problem at hand. She strives not only to help you buy or sell real estate but get to know you so that she can learn exactly what you need to have the best real estate experience possible. When you work with her she wants you to feel like you are her most valued client. She wants you to think of her as your complete real estate resource whether you have needs now or anytime in the future! When she’s not working you can find Julia spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga, riding her Peloton bike or relaxing!
Born and raised in Maryland, Kaitlin grew up in Severna Park, but has been living in Baltimore City since 2014. While attending Salisbury University, she spent her summers working in the fast-paced service industry in Ocean City, MD. After graduating in 2012, she returned home and worked various sales positions. Kaitlin has always been a people person, so making the transition into the Real Estate world in 2017 was an easy decision. In 2019, she was recognized by Baltimore Real Producers as one of Baltimore’s top 30 under 30 agents.
Kaitlin works with each client individually, taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs, and wishes out of this process. Each person has a different situation on why they need to buy or sell, and she prides herself on truly taking the time to learn her clients on a personal level and helping them navigate this process from start to finish, and even after!In her spare time, you can mostly likely find her relaxing on the couch watching reality tv with her fur child, Camden, or out with friends enjoying a good happy hour or Sunday brunch!
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.
A non-native, Kate has happily called Baltimore home for over 15 years. After a successful career in the hospitality industry, Kate decided to apply her experience planning and producing high-end events, to the brave new world of residential real estate! A seasoned professional, she offers her clients a thoughtful, personalized, full-service approach to their home search or sale, helping them navigate the process with confidence and ease. Hired to act as your advocate, she brings her signature tenacity to the partnership, contractual negotiations, and transaction management. Combined with a healthy obsession for details, renovation trends, staging style and design, she has a complete and well rounded perspective, required in today’s competitive real estate market. However, a firm believer in balance, Kate not only strives to deliver approachable expertise, but also a cheerful attitude and a good measure of humor – ultimately earning trust, friendship and referrals! She is overjoyed by the opportunity to work with each and every client, and can’t wait to greet you and your goals with a smile.
In her free time, Kate loves spending time with her daughter, Charlotte, volunteering in the community and running her neighborhood trails. A former chef and forever “foodie”, she’s often out exploring the incredible local food scene with friends, or satisfying a bit of wanderlust by traveling to discover new favorites.
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.
Latroyia is a newly found gem to the Real Estate industry, having recently joined the fast-moving and knowledgeable team of Jojo & Associates of Next Step Realty. Latroyia brings to the table a fresh optimism and is eager to excel in what is certainly a vast, competitive and exciting arena. Latroyia’s goals are always to educate, aide and assist potential homeowners and investors.
Latroyia is a 2011 honorary graduate and class speaker of the renowned Saint Frances Academy of Baltimore Maryland. She attended Morgan State University where, in, short order, she discovered her love for fashion. This acknowledgement quickly led to her deviating from college life and jumping into the deep end of fashion. She spent ten years learning and mastering the luxury clothing sales industry. Latroyia perfected a vast number of techniques and strategies for herself and support staff which lead to a career of successes. (And she has done much; call and ask her what her story is).
Now having conquered the retail clothing industry, it is Latroyia’s intention to use that sales knowledge to excel within the Real Estate realm – a realm that has been calling her since as early as 2014. Due to the present pandemic, Latroyia was able to use the time her store was closed to receive her real estate licensure (a fast-paced program!) in summer 2020.
Latroyia is a Baltimore City homeowner, with two precious princesses (currently being home schooled; of course) and a “A-Pretty-Down-Right-Fabulous-Fiancé”. She wants nothing more than to be the guiding force in helping educate and advance “YOU” to all of your real estate needs.
Lauren is originally from Illinois but has lived in the Annapolis area for the last 22 years. Lauren joins Next Step as a seasoned professional when it comes to demonstrating fantastic customer service and top-notch business acumen gained from over 16 years working in the insurance industry. Lauren exudes a tenacious attitude to get things done, as well as amazing creativity when problem solving. Clients love to work with her for her personal touch, ability to build dynamic relationships, and her attention to detail. Lauren is passionate about helping others and is excited to help buyers and sellers get the best possible deal when working with her. When not working, Lauren loves to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters or increase her skills as a photographer.
Lindsey has called Maryland home, off and on, since 2000 after attending Loyola University in Maryland for her Bachelor’s and MBA. Her background is in sales and marketing in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, where, for over 18 years, she was seen as the rising star – the go-to for challenging situations with clients or management, and was known for her strong negotiation and problem-solving skills. Having lived in the City and several of the counties here in Maryland, Lindsey understands best what each of those areas have to offer to fit your needs. Lindsey prides herself on listening more and talking less – which she believes the heart of any strong relationship or negotiation. She will leverage those skills in order to find your next home. With two active kids, spare time is relatively non-existent for Lindsey, so when she is not in the office or showing houses, she’s a true soccer mom, shuffling kids back and forth to practices and games too many days a week with her husband!
Specializing in Baltimore City and Baltimore County buyers and sellers, Macee’s enthusiastic, can-do attitude and caring nature is ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals. Raised in Baltimore, Macee understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of life in the Baltimore City and County with its unmatched beauty, culture, and amazing restaurants! Macee has knowledge in all aspects of the real estate process with her start in the administrative field and then on to operations, preceding her success in selling real estate. Educated at the University of Baltimore, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, she has the equipped tools to administer 5-star service to all her clients. A very active and connected community member, she is also the owner of The Carroll School of Dance Inc. & TheItGurl LLC. In her spare time, she also enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and blogging on her website MaceeMacee.com
Maiya Weston is a creative force within the real estate industry. She has a background in interior design, residential construction and development. Maiya’s areas of focus as a realtor includes assisting clients with the selling and acquisition of homes, interior design and real estate development.
As an active licensed realtor for the past 3 years Maiya has assisted numerous clients and has constructed various transactions from investment properties, residential purchases , multifamily acquisition and commercial leases. These various transactions have provided her with a strong skill set to navigate through all types of transactions and the ability to service a wide range of clients.
Maiya’s visionary perspective has earned her the opportunity to assist local developers on the construction and development of residential townhomes and multi-family homes that are located in the heart of Charm City.
Outside of real estate Maiya loves to travel, spend time with family friends and of course as a Baltimore native eat Maryland blue crabs and attend wine festivals.
Baltimore born and bred, Matt’s blend of blue collar work ethic and sophisticated taste make for an exceptional customer experience. Matt is always hustling on behalf of his clients no matter the situation. Since beginning his real estate career in 2003, Matt has led real estate teams large and small and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide his clients through all aspects of real estate markets and transactions. Matt’s philosophy of ‘Clients for Life’ is a testament to his commitment to his clients’ experience. Aside from residential real estate, Matthew also has several years of experience guiding his clients through investor transactions and property management. Matt graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. When not selling real estate Matt can be found spending time with his children and family, taking in a local sports game, “downey ocean”, or at his Crossfit gym.
Megan Lipke Kenney
Born and raised in Chicago, Megan was brought to Maryland while attending the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2011, Megan has grown a small graphic design business based in the wedding industry. After thinking about (and loving) real estate for as long as she could remember, Megan finally got her license in the winter of 2020 and joined Next Step Realty!
Megan is passionate about service and is committed to providing a first-class client experience. Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, Megan is dedicated to going the extra mile to help her clients reach their goals. She comes into the real estate industry with the essential ingredients — an attentive listener who understands the big picture while appreciating the fine details, solid problem solving skills and clear, concise communication.
Megan resides in the Chestnut Hill Community of Towson with her husband Michael and two kids, Charlotte & Jack. In her free time, Megan loves to spend time with her family and friends, make pasta, ride her Peloton (see pasta), travel, read and stalk Pinterest for ideas for her future home addition.
As a Southern Maryland native, Megan Peterson is an expert in what draws homeowners to this great state. Having worked in real estate for several years managing properties, foreclosures, short sales, and administrative tasks, Megan is also an expert in her field. With years of experience behind her in both knowing the region and the business, she is a natural fit as a real estate agent. Megan is a reliable, honest, and approachable person, who cares about ensuring the happiness and success of others, especially her clients. Having gained 3 degrees from The College of Southern Maryland, Megan clearly has the drive to always keep growing and learning – which is a skill she shares with her clients. When not working, Megan loves to visit the beach and spend time with her son and daughter or take a fun shopping trip!
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.
As a Maryland native, and a full time real estate professional, Mica recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her and strives every day to exceed their expectations. Her passion for real estate is apparent through her excellent communication skills and a warm and friendly approach. Her business is based on more than 90 percent referrals from satisfied clients. She prides herself on her credibility, commitment, and determination.
Michael grew up on the beach in Toms River, New Jersey before moving to Maryland to attend college and play lacrosse at Mount St. Mary’s University. After completing his bachelor’s degree and M.B.A., he moved to Baltimore and quickly began to develop his knowledge in both residential and commercial real estate through Property Management. Michael brings a wealth of experience and fresh eyes to the table and is ready to assist his clients through every aspect of the largest transaction of their lives.
What drew Michael to the City of Baltimore is the incredible juxtaposition of large city amenities with the feel of a small town, most aptly captured by the nickname “The City of Neighborhoods”. No matter what you are looking for, whether it be a Federal style row home in Canton, the perfect starter home in Lutherville, or the chic downtown loft, Michael believes there is no better city to buy or sell real estate in.
In his free time, you’ll find Mike and his fiancé drinking coffee and taking their Goldendoodle, Olly, on walks around Baltimore, or practicing his swing at the local golf course.
Nicole LaDue is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Graphic Design. She started her career as a marketing professional with The Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Integrity, and from there her interest in homes and all things related has only risen. She recently joined The Cokas Group of Next Step Realty and is ecstatic to be working alongside some of the best! As a Baltimore City resident for the past 8 years, she brings a personal level of experience and a local’s perspective to the Baltimore real estate industry that is unmatched.
Patrice has a natural affinity for people, so her professional career began in luxury retail, where customer service, charisma, and attentiveness is key. After she moved up through the corporation to become a junior executive, Patrice decided to make a move into real estate. Patrice’s tenacious drive and passionate work-ethic has always fueled her success – she purchased her second home with her husband by the age of 31 – so achieving her goals in this new path was not going to be a challenge! Patrice’s passion for making a difference in other people’s lives makes her the ideal realtor to help you find your new home and/ or sell your current one. Her daily mantra? “Success isn’t about how much money you make, It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives” -Michelle Obama
I am dedicated to delivering personalized service, exceptional communication and professional expertise that will give you successful results.
Heart & Leadership Go Together
If you’re looking for Patty Kallmyer, you can often find her spending time with her clients. She leads with her heart and is as passionate about their happiness and their success as she is about her own. Patty thrives in creating positive energy, a hard-working attitude and creativity in her business. Just as she has done for herself, Patty has solidified a strong reputation of success and integrity.
Patty brings over 27 years of real estate leadership and expertise as both an agent and a branch vice president. She takes a leadership role in every aspect of her work to include sales, multi-branch operations and development of new business. Her leadership is widely seen throughout the real estate industry as she previously served as a Branch Vice President for a large international brokerage, Treasurer of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, President of Women’s Council and Chairperson of the Realtors Political Action Committee. For 2020 she serves as President-Elect for the local board and serves on the Professional Standards Committee.
She combines both her love for the real estate industry and for education by promoting professional development both inside and outside the industry. Recently, she founded a scholarship at Mount St. Mary’s University and is a financial supporter of several educational endeavors, including Women’s Education Alliance, The Greenmount School and the Institute of Notre Dame. Patty is an active board member for a number of local charities.
Patty is proud of her large family that has grown to include 16 grandchildren and an Old English Sheep Dog named Teddy. She resides in Sparks, Maryland where you will find an open door, a comfortable seat at the table and stimulating conversation.
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.
Prabh has excelled in real estate for over 5 years, and helps clients understand the importance of buying a home they own, not a house that owns them. She listens to people intently, especially first-time buyers, to ensure that she understands their needs and parameters, and finds the best-suited residence for them.
In addition to home purchases, Prabh also specializes in home sales and relocations throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County, MD. Having lived in five different states herself in a 10-year period, she is empathetic to those moving to new locales. One client relocating to Maryland fell in love with a home on the same street his father and other family members grew up on. Prabh deeply enjoyed walking down the street with his dad to see what changes took place, and sharing the experience with the family. That is the kind of care, attention and service she thrives on, and continually provides.
Born in Punjab, India, Prabh lived in a village on a little farm before moving to New Jersey at age 12 to pursue the American dream. Since then, she has lived on almost every coast of the U.S., in NJ, MD, AL, MA and California due to work. Prabh holds a Bachelor’s in Biological Science from Rutgers University, and worked as a researcher for the Dept. of Surgery, University of Maryland, School of Medicine. The lab’s focus was to eliminate the need of immunosuppressant drugs after an organ transplant. Extreme caution was necessary, teaching Prabh to perform well under pressure while fine tuning her attention to detail, critical thinking, time management and data analysis skills that are just as essential in real estate.
Clients praise her consultative approach, industry knowledge, positive attitude, diligence and hand-holding through every step of the process. A Maryland resident Prabh has enjoyed calling Baltimore City her home. She speaks fluent Punjabi, Hindi and English.
When she is not actively working with clients, she is challenging herself in the kitchen. Currently perfecting recipes for Sous vide, her latest gadget addition. She loves exploring new trails and areas with her puppy Pilot. Additionally, Prabh continuously enjoys learning and being on GBBR Education Committee as well as Realtor Political action committee.
Rex was born and raised in Southern Maryland and spent the last 32 years in law enforcement before recently making the transition into real estate. Rex brings over 20 years of experience as an Officer with several agencies throughout the United States, specializing in Crime Scene Investigations, plus he is the Founder/CEO of Forensic Training and Consulting Services.
Now, as Rex enters a new industry, he looks forward to using his background to give the best service in the real estate world. With years of travel, nuanced training, exceptional leadership skills, and extensive experience behind him, Rex is ready to tackle any obstacles with a focused, problem-solving mindset. Rex’s knowledge of Southern Maryland and the surrounding counties, as well as his organizational skills and his attention to detail, will allow him to serve his clients well.
Integrity and professionalism ultimately guides and motivates Robin’s mission to provide Maryland communities exceptional real estate services. With a 10 year background in property management, Robin is no stranger in helping individuals find the perfect home. After becoming a homeowner herself, she decided to pursue a career in real estate with a vision of helping others in the community build wealth and stability for their families.
Rupert is a successful, full-time realtor for 14 years now, and a member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. He has extensive knowledge of the Greater Baltimore, Baltimore County and Harford County areas. He has seen the ups and downs of the market and has helped many Marylanders find their ideal home, investment property or sell their Homes. A business background provides a strong foundation to properly evaluate market conditions to determine the right course of action for his clients. Rupert’s singular goal is to make every client, a client for life. He acts as an advocate for his clients and takes the trust they place in him seriously. In his spare time, he loves to travel and spend time with his family and friends.
As a native Marylander, Ryan grew up in Columbia and moved to Baltimore after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship at Towson University. He has lived in the city for several years and has fallen in love with Charm City!
Ryan comes from 4 years experience selling new home construction for several different builders, where he was recognized as a leader and top salesman in the industry. His reputation for putting his clients’ needs first has helped him to accelerate as a top producer. Having sold in counties such as Hartford, Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and several more, he brings a wealth of experience from all over the state of Maryland.
Honest, open, trustworthy, professional, responsive, and knowledgeable are just a few of the words past clients have used to describe Ryan best.
When he is not working, you can find Ryan at the gym, trying out new local restaurants, or playing basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, and volleyball.
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.
Scott embarks on his career as a real estate agent, and is no stranger to the real estate world. For the last six years, Scott has developed a thorough understanding of the real estate landscape in Maryland through his work as a property manager. During this time Scott’s primary focuses involved coordinating property maintenance, overseeing and upholding lease agreements, as well as helping to establish financial assistance for affordable housing communities dedicated to our aging population.
Scott embodies a “how can I help” attitude in his daily life, and is eager to bring this passion for helping others to his career. Scott looks forward to helping those who trust in him to reach their goals, buyers and sellers alike.
Scott is a family-oriented man who enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle. In his free time you might find him spending time with his nephew, coaching lacrosse for local FCA Club, cheering on the Ravens, exercising, or simply spending time with friends.
Shannon started her career in real estate 5 years ago after years of mastering many trades. From nursing to personal training, live-in-nanny to corporate manager, she has a lot of experience in managing expectations and finding solutions, quickly. Shannon mastered her negotiation tactics working with children on a daily basis, expectation setting with her personal training clients, and time management and solution-based thinking during nursing clinicals. Although she didn’t realize it at the time, all of those opportunities were stepping stones to a successful career in real estate and small business coaching.Shannon has built her team to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. We are 100% relationship-based. Long after the boxes are unpacked, we will be there to answer questions, provide value, and connect with all of your referrals. Think of us as more than just your Realtor, we are your complete real estate resource. We will never rush you, we will never push you into a decision; we are here to listen to you, advise you, and bring our expertise to the table to help your real estate dreams become a reality.
Sophia has over 15 years of residential real estate experience. She often relies on skills and knowledge she learned in her previous careers in New Home Construction and Property Management to help her now as a full-time Realtor. She is a skilled negotiator and takes pride in advocating on behalf of her clients through every step of the real estate transaction.