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Press Release: Two of the Top Real Estate Teams in Maryland Merge to Form Mega Team

 Team Gardiner and The Brandon Brittingham Team

Combine as ‘The Maryland Group of Long & Foster’

Two Leading Maryland Real Estate Groups Merge

CHANTILLY, Va., May 20, 2014 – Long & Foster Real Estate is pleased to announce that two leading Maryland real estate groups, Team Gardiner of Frederick, Md., and The Brandon Brittingham Team of Salisbury, Md., have merged to become “The Maryland Group of Long & Foster.” Combining the talents of more than a dozen top-producing agents from both sides of the Chesapeake Bay, the new group will serve residential and commercial clients located in every county in Maryland.


“Our two groups have been collaborating successfully for a couple of years now, and our merger is a logical next step for us,” said Douglas Gardiner, team leader of the western office. Gardiner envisions a closely knit partnership offering clients unsurpassed digital exposure for their properties. “Our clients’ listings are going to be seen and featured in a lot more places––and far more predominantly–– than they might be with smaller teams.”


Brandon Brittingham, who will lead group members located on the Delmarva Peninsula, said, “Doug often has clients from Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Howard Counties who want to purchase property at or near the beach. Our Delmarva agents will be able to provide expert, localized service to these clients while, conversely, our Delmarva sellers will benefit from a broader pool of potential buyers.


Both Gardiner and Brittingham have gained industry-wide recognition for their visionary practices, their energetic leadership and their commitment to personalized service. In 2013, The Brandon Brittingham Team completed 266 transactions and was rated by REAL Trends as the number-one real estate group in Salisbury and one of the top teams in the United States. Likewise, Team Gardiner was one of the top-producing real estate groups in its region and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of residential real estate sales professionals in North America by REAL Trends. In 2014, the combined company expects to execute more than 350 sales and purchases valued at more than $60 million.


The new group will also benefit from a close association with Allan Dalton, founder and former CEO of Dalton, who is a legendary figure in the real estate industry, suggested the name of the merged company and will continue to offer marketing advice.


Coming soon, “The Maryland Group of Long & Foster” will list properties on a new, unified website, located at Until then, the company invites prospective clients to visit its two existing sites. For real estate needs on the Eastern Shore, visit or call 443-339-9200. For real estate needs in other areas of Maryland, visit or call 877-498-8722.


For more information about Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., visit

Brandon Brittingham Team Long and Foster
Brandon Brittingham Team Long and Foster


About Long & Foster® Real Estate

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. is the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States. The company is part of The Long & Foster Companies, which also includes Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, Long & Foster Insurance and Long & Foster Settlement Services. Long & Foster Real Estate is the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate throughout select parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and it is a founding affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a prestigious global network of real estate professionals that includes the Luxury Portfolio International division. Long & Foster Real Estate represents more than 10,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. The company sold more than $28.3 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes more than 80,000 times in 2013. The combined sales and equivalents for The Long & Foster Companies in 2013 were in excess of $51 billion. Visit for more information.

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