Realty Executives Premier
John Burgess Group
DRE# 506800 MD (301) 681-5093
John Burgess Group
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The John Burgess Group of REALTY EXECUTIVES Premier specializes in Residential, Commercial, Investment, New Home Representation and Property Management Real Estate Services in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas of Prince George's County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Washington County, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Pennsylvania. Whether you plan on buying a home or selling or renting your old one, The Burgess Group can guide you through the real estate process as smoothly as possible and provide you with whatever you may be looking for.
Buying a home is an exciting but often overwhelming experience, particularly if you are buying your first home. As your REALTORS®, we can help you through the home buying process and assure that you find the right home for you, at the right price for you. All home buyers have a number of concerns, all of which we can help you with.
Selling your home involves much more than just placing a “For Sale” sign in your yard and going to the closing. As a REALTOR®, we are here to help you prepare your home for sale, market your home, and guide you through the sale process to ensure you sell your home within your time frame and get the best price possible.
Agent, Listing & Buyer's Agent
John Burgess was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Since the third grade, he has been involved with serving and helping others through a variety of customer service-based businesses, such as paper routes, landscaping, owning and operating a local neighborhood pub, and now as a REALTOR®. As both an individual agent and as a Broker with over 25+ agents, John relishes the opportunity to assist people with one of the most important decisions and largest transaction of their lives - the buying and selling of real estate. John's personal life has always been intertwined with sports and athletics, and he is very interested in the physical health of himself and others. He enjoys team activities, coaching sports and most importantly, spending quality time with his family. He is involved with Children’s Hospital / Children’s Miracle Network and organizes the brokerage's signature fundraising events for these charities annually. In his spare time, John likes to travel and cook out on the grill. John's experience includes: a BS Degree Business Management – University of Maryland, Minor Physical Education, 17+ years of Real Estate experience and 8 years owning and operating E.M. Magoo’s Irish American Pub.
Agent, Listing & Buyers Agent
Sarah is a seasoned Real Estate Agent who offers unparalleled consultation on all aspects of Real Estate. From condos to multi-million dollar homes, Sarah has sold it all! Sarah is know for being a steady guide through all situations. Ask her about her wedding and you'll know what we mean! In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, travelling and cheering on the Nationals! She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and New England Native. She now resides in the District of Columbia with her family.
Agent, Listing & Buyers Agent
Originally from New York, Steve grew up in Stuart, Florida. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue a music career in the early 80’s, he began working on film crews, ultimately leading to a career of over 30 years in television production and post production. The Discovery Channel brought him to the DC area, which he’s called home since 2005. The tenets of his success as a professional in television include honesty, integrity, keen listening skills and a strong work ethic. As a Realtor, these same skills set the stage for lasting relationships with happy clients, helping them to meet their real estate goals through whatever life brings.
Steve lives in Gaithersburg and is happily married, with a blended family of 5 adult children. He enjoys family time, home improvement projects, songwriting and cooking with his wife.
I am proud to have served in the United States Marine Corp. During that time, I learned the value of discipline, attention to detail, and hard work. My motivation is making a difference in people’s lives and knowing that I have helped and improved someone’s quality of life is my biggest payoff. Applying all of the skills that I have learned over the years, I am committed to serving you! I am dedicated to providing the highest level of personal attention and industry expertise to every real estate transaction.
Marketing Coordinator, Business Operations
Cara is a lifetime resident of Montgomery County. She attended Northwood High School and then went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland College Park. Cara worked as a Math Analyst at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and as an Instructional Data Analyst with Montgomery County Public Schools. She has been with the John Burgess Group since 1996 as a Marketing Specialist, Bookkeeper and a member of the Office Management Team. She is involved with the Marty Lyons Foundation (MLF), So Others Might Eat (SOME) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and organizes the brokerage's annual fundraising events for these charities. In her spare time, Cara enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys (now men!) and extended family at family gatherings, sporting events, hiking trails, parks and the beach.
Pamela was raised in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. She attended Woodward High School then went on to graduate from Indiana University with a BA in Economics, with a minor in Telecommunications. Pamela is married to John and loves to spend time with him and their children. Her previous work experience has taken her through a non-profit association as editorial assistant, an ophthalmologist’s office, and eventually to the John Burgess Group. She has been working part time with The Group performing accounting services. The rest of Pamela’s time is devoted to raising her three children and pursuing her interests in reading, music, dancing, sports, and recreation.
Transaction Coordinator, Marketing Assistant
Halle was born and raised in the Montgomery County area. She attended Good Counsel High School then went on to graduate from McDaniel College with a degree in Communication and Art. While at McDaniel, she had the opportunity to play basketball and to study abroad in Budapest, Hungary. Halle loves to travel (having been to 14 countries and counting!) and feels most at peace on the beach with her family.
John Burgess and his team are the best! Thanks for all your help during our search and move! Can't speak highly enough on you all!
by Joel and Kelli on 11/1/2015
Highly recommend for knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness and negotiation skills. I am a first time home buyer and I knew John was the perfect agent when he spent our first meeting detailing everything about the home buying/selling process. Also the home buying process was pain free with John! His team did practically everything for me. I just sat back and relaxed!
by Anonymous on 6/20/2013
Time has FLOWN since our closing and we have been actively moving and doing repairs on our existing property. It's very exciting! We wanted to thank you again, sincerely, for your tremendous service during the shopping, finding, inspecting, negotiating, and purchasing of our new home. You led us and educated us every step of the way! We are very thankful that we "poached" you off our neighbor Jane! (haha, we are broker poachers) ;-) ...
by Bevin and Cisco on 5/18/2016
...We are very happy with the organization and attention to detail that you provided our transaction, and your patience, skill, and ability to put the process in perspective for us was invaluable. Thank you again...Thank you John and Maya for making this huge decision in our lives run so smoothly. You took the complication out of a complicated process.
by Bevin and Cisco on 5/18/2016
John & Maya, wanted to drop you a note to thank you for getting my aunt’s house ready and sold!! Really appreciate to have that off my plate as I near the point of settling her estate. The basket of goodies was very kind, and my wife was really impressed with the note she got about your donating to “so others may eat” in our name. Can’t thank you all enough for the professionalism and kindness you’ve shown me and in turn my family. Here’s to success in 2018
by Chick on 1/7/2018
Very professional and knowledgeable. John did his homework, shared with us his research, listened to out input and our priorities. We agreed on the price to set for the house followed by a blitz of marketing and got a great offer which we accepted. I can highly recommend them without hesitation or reservation!
by Gary H on 11/25/2019
Steve Traversa from the John Burgess Group - Realty Executives Premier did a fantastic job getting my daughter into a rented condo. It was one of best leasing experiences I’ve had - great communication, seamless application process, and very courteous and professional service. I was impressed that we were met by the 3-person management team for the final lease signing and key exchange. My daughter and I sincerely felt cared for and respected as valued customers in the process! It’s the right way to start a new lease! Thanks very much!
by Gretchen Prichard on 11/10/2021
John Lowry and everyone else on the John Burgess team made buying a home easy for us. They helped us make informed decisions and are great folks to work with.
by Sean Lyons on 11/23/2021
Buying a home can be a very stressful experience unless you have the right realtor to guide you through the process. John Burgess was definitely the “right realtor.” He and the wonderful staff at the BurgessGroup were knowledgeable, competent, and extremely well organized. No matter how many times I called, or how many questions I asked (and I asked a lot!??), I was always met with kindness and a great deal of patience. If you are in the market for a realtor that has excellent customer service, I strongly recommend the Burgess Group!
by Ilene Hartwell on 12/2/2021
Under serious time constraints, Steve Traversa helped me find a suitable house. Every facet of my experience with him was well above board. His professionalism, initiative and follow through were all extraordinary. I literally nothing but good to say about Steve. He will be my go-to realtor henceforth.
by Sheila Thomas on 12/15/2021