Biography

Jerry Kline-Realtor picture fullIn my 50 years as a Maryland resident, I have lived for long stretches all over the state. Born and raised in the more rural parts of western Maryland, I moved to the Washington, D.C., metro area to attend the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. After college, I worked nearly 20 years as a reporter and editor for a downtown D.C. publishing firm, covering the House, the Senate and the White House for labor law issues. I rose to manage several multi-million dollar publications and editorial staff, and won several industry awards for my meticulous and thorough reporting and analysis of legal issues.

My start in real estate came in 2004, when my wife and I began buying and managing rental investment properties in the Fort Meade, Maryland, area. With a family of three toddlers and an expanding real estate portfolio, I obtained my real estate license and set to work helping other buyers and sellers navigate the tricky environment that central Maryland real estate had become.

The country’s housing market collapsed in 2008, leaving millions of homeowners in dire straits. In the aftermath of this crisis, I focused my real estate business on helping distressed homeowners deal with the crushing financial fallout; in fact, my very first client was an “under water” Gambrills, Maryland, homeowner who needed to sell her property but couldn’t get any other realtor to return her calls. I did.

Quickly attacking the client’s problem, I sold the “short sale” property in three days and convinced her lender to forgive more than $120,000 in mortgage debt. I even convinced the lender to give the client $3,000 for moving expenses.

But the housing crash also resulted in incredible opportunities for buyers. Seizing the moment for a variety of renters, investors, first-time homebuyers and growing families with a need for more space, I leveraged my experience with investment property purchases to uncover once-in-a-lifetime values for those clients. For a buyer client in Odenton, Maryland, for example, I brokered the client’s purchase of a single family home that had been listed for $450,000. The client paid $260,000.

Jerry Kline MarylandThe central Maryland real estate market has stormed back in recent years, and my business and clients have thrived. With my folksy manner, focus on details and intimate knowledge of the region, I’ve helped hundreds of clients relocate to the area from all over the country – and the world. I’ve been a particularly valuable resource for active-duty and retired military personnel, who have moved to the Fort Meade / Andrews Air Force Base / Washington, D.C. areas from places like Germany, Canada, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and California. Often, these clients have school-aged children and short deadlines for reporting to their new jobs, but I work personally with every single one of them to get them moved and settled as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Sellers are also a key component of my business focus. My analytical background and comprehensive knowledge of the local market means I get the best price for a home in the shortest amount of time. Indeed, on average I sell my clients’ homes for 99 percent of asking price – far above the industry standard.

For buyers and for sellers, I literally save real estate deals, by anticipating and avoiding potential problems, focusing on the fine print and drawing repeatedly on my vast network of the very best service professionals – attorneys, lenders, contractors and inspectors — in the state.

For more information on the work I’ve done for my clients, check out the testimonials. You, too, will find that I’m a sincere, friendly and knowledgeable real estate professional.

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Jerry Kline

1216 Annapolis Rd.

Odenton, MD 21113

443-924-7418 (c)

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