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Greg Ford

Broker DC | MD | VA JPAR Preferred Properties

LOCATION

11821 Parklawn Drive, Suite 105
North Bethesda, MD 20852

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Phone: M: 301-706-3388 | O: 301-309-4112

Email: gregford@jpar.net

Website: http://gregfordgroup.com

“Technology is no substitute for good customer service. I believe that we are in the people business first and foremost, offering solutions to our clients’ real estate needs. Our small brokerage can respond quickly to clients’ concerns and provide highly personalized service.”

Q: What is the biggest challenge in your job?

A: Overcoming difficult market conditions to help my clients succeed. While it was a strong sellers’ market this year, it was especially challenging for my buyers, who were having to submit many offers before successfully purchasing a home. I felt for them as they would fall in love with a home and write a great offer, only to lose in a multiple-offer scenario.  

While we can’t control the market, I have implemented effective strategies to help buyers write winning offers. I encourage them to do a pre-inspection and to obtain a loan commitment from their lender, eliminating the need for the home inspection and financing contingencies. Occasionally I recommend incorporating an escalation clause. Buyers need to be prepared to make their best offer going into a multiple-offer situation.

Q: What would you like people to know about you?

A: I grew up in North Bethesda and attended Woodward High School and the University of Maryland. As a native Washingtonian, I know the local real estate market very well. Since July of 2020, I’ve owned my own real estate brokerage. We can make our own decisions with no corporate bureaucracy, which means clients receive quick responses and more personalized service.

I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures. One of my more memorable trips was visiting Tokyo when the cherry blossoms were in bloom. There could not be a more beautiful place to sell real estate than the D.C. area at cherry blossom time.

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Awards & Honors: Bethesda Magazine Top Producer 2020; Washingtonian Magazine Top Producer 2019

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