The Speicher Group, led by Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher, has joined the Bethesda office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 privately owned residential real estate company and the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The Speicher Group is known throughout the greater Washington area for their exceptional service, expert negotiation skills and tremendous real estate knowledge in the luxury and traditional markets.
“We’re excited to join Long & Foster and Christie’s International Real Estate and become part of the brokerage that leads the luxury real estate market in the D.C. capital region,” said Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher. “With the exclusive marketing, technology and networking resources offered by Long & Foster and Christie’s, as well as the prestige of their brands, we’re well positioned to dominate the luxury real estate market throughout our area and even better serve our clients.”
The Speicher Group comes to Long & Foster from a competing local franchise, where they had earned top honors for their sales performance. There, they ranked as the No. 1 team in Montgomery County, one of the top five teams in Maryland and one of the top 50 teams in the country. They also were recognized by industry news outlet REAL Trends as America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Maryland, both for their sales volume and transaction sides in the past year. In addition, Washingtonian has named the Speicher Group among the D.C. area’s best real estate agents multiple times.
The husband-and-wife team of Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher created their leading real estate group just six years ago, and the Speicher Group has over 100 years of combined real estate expertise. They bring with them to Long & Foster a team of professionals, including Sara Hatfield, Steven Epstein, Kathleen Martin, Ryan McKevitt, Aileen McNamara, Kim McNamara, Kathleen Moore, Heidi Moore, Catherine O’Sullivan, Annie Pellegrini, Miran Prasad, Oxana Ritz, Kathy Smail, Gary Speicher, Todd Werling, Kelly Williams and Amie Wiseley.
“Chris, Peggy Lyn and their team at the Speicher Group have enormous dedication, talent and expertise in real estate, and the high level of service and support they offer their clients aligns perfectly with Long & Foster’s core values of integrity, honesty, innovation and service,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “I am thrilled to welcome them to our brokerage and look forward to helping them to grow their business with us. I’m confident that as part of Long & Foster and Christie’s, they’ll enjoy even greater success in the business, especially in the luxury market.”
In addition to their real estate business, Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher are active in the local community and real estate industry. The couple volunteers with Success in Style and Peggy Lyn Speicher served on the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014. They also give back to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, among other local not-for-profits.
Chris Speicher also serves on Zillow’s Agent Advisory Board and the Board Advisory Forum for the MRIS Board of Directors. He writes for real estate trade publications, such as Inman News and RISMedia, among other media outlets, and he consults with Tom Ferry – Your Coach, a real estate training company. Chris Speicher is a highly sought after and renowned speaker on topics including Internet lead generation and conversion, social media, technology and team building in real estate.
Additionally, Peggy Lyn Speicher shares her real estate expertise through industry and business organizations. She has spoken before thousands of agents nationwide on her profession and her success, and she has been featured in many news outlets for her accomplishments. In addition, Peggy Lyn Speicher will be a featured speaker at the inaugural WIRE – Women In Real Estate event being held in Huntington Beach, California, in September 2016. The event aims to help female real estate agents to enhance their industry knowledge and grow their professional networks, and she’s honored to be among the experts selected to share their insights at the conference.