Press Releases

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Is The Traditional Real Estate Model Under Pressure?
Asked to comment on changes affecting the traditional real estate model, Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge, said that the increased use of house hunting websites as well as a recent California Supreme Court ruling on the practice known as "dual agency" are shaking the industry to its core.  

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Tech Has Led to Increased Demand for Transparency
Over the past decade, consumers' widespread embrace of technology spurred the creation of firms such as Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin.  "These online databases disrupted the 'cartel' of the old brokerages that used to monopolize access to
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Buyer's Edge Promotes Valerie Winebrenner to Vice President

"I am thrilled for Buyer's Edge and for the Washington DC Real Estate community to have Valerie Winebrenner accept the position as Vice President," said Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President of Buyer's Edge. "Her twenty plus years of exclusively representing home buyers and heartfelt dedication to the consumer is extraordinary."

Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, Buyer's Edge is pleased to announce that Valerie Winebrenner has been promoted to Vice President.  She has been one of the top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC Metro area since joining the firm over twenty years ago.

"I am privileged to work with a talented team of individuals

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 November 15, 2016

Best DC Realtors: Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agents


Congratulations to Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker with Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. He has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as One of DC's Top-Rated Realtors in 2016. Please read the Press Release. 


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Washington Business Journal Names Buyer's Edge to List of Top Ranked Real Estate Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016


Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker of Buyer's Edge in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, is honored that his Buyer Brokerage Real Estate Company has been named to the Washington Business Journal List of Top Ranked Brokerage Firms in the Washington DC Metro Area in 2016. Please read the Press Release and an article by Inman News.

 What is an Exclusive Buyer's Agent?


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Original Contemporary Art Work Reflects the Creative Spirit of Buyer's Edge

February 25, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

Last year when Buyer’s Edge moved to our new location in the Washington, DC metro area, we decided to create an office environment that reflected our positive, innovative and creative spirit.  Since our buyer brokerage firm offers homebuyers a bright alternative when buying a home, we wanted our new office space to mirror that upbeat opportunity. Buyer’s Edge has never been a traditional real estate company, so we had no desire for our offices to look like one.

Since our buyer’s agents represent homebuyers 100% of the time, we hoped to design an office that was eye-catching, sleek and modern. The corporate offices of Uber,

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Author and Book Signing Event at Buyer's Edge in Bethesda, MD

December 3, 2014

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


Buyer’s Edge, real estate for the homebuyer in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland, is hosting a meet the author and book signing event at their office in Bethesda, MD on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The author, Douglas Eby, is a Washington, DC native. He attended Walt Whitman High School and studied economics at Catholic University. He received his MBA from Indiana University. Doug Eby had a successful Wall Street career. He is a venture partner in a firm investing in next generation technology, information companies and communications. He also serves on the boards of both public and private companies in the technology, financial

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Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support


Bethesda, Maryland —August 14, 2014 —Stephen Mercer, an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent for the Bethesda, MD-based real estate company, Buyer’s Edge, has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® MRP certification is specific training for realtors who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs. Realtors who earn this certification have a full understanding of the military benefits and know to work with active duty military buyers, as well as veterans. 

 “As a member of the extensive

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Nora Sullivan joins top real estate team serving
Washington DC & Baltimore metro areas

(August 5,  2014) Bethesda, MD -- Leading Bethesda, MD-based Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, Buyer’s Edge, recently welcomed Nora Sullivan as the newest member of its team of top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas.

Exclusive buyer agency is in Nora’s blood.  As the daughter of John Sullivan, Vice President of Buyer’s Edge, she grew up listening to dinner table conversations about home searches, inspections, and closings.  “Her background has given her an innate feel for the market,” said Steve Israel, President of Buyer’s Edge.  “She’s had the unique opportunity to witness first hand

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Mercer brings international experience to leading DC-area Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm

(May  27, 2014) Bethesda, MD -- Leading Bethesda, MD-based Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm Buyer’s Edge recently welcomed Stephen Mercer to the firm’s expanding team of top residential real estate specialists providing buyer services in the Washington DC metro area.

Stephen brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained through years of renovating properties both overseas and in the U.S.  Raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stephen moved first to England and then Germany where he continued his education.  While there he began helping friends renovate their apartments and found that he loved working with his hands and had a natural ability to

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Find Homes For Sale Instantly on Your SmartPhone

March 18 —Bethesda, MD -- Responding to studies showing today’s homebuyers rely on mobile content and the internet for home searching, Buyer’s Edge, a leading Bethesda, MD-based Exclusive Buyer Brokerage firm, introduced a free mobile app that allows users to browse homes, condos and town homes available in the thriving Washington DC, MD and VA communities.  They can view MLS listings anytime, anywhere from the convenience of any smartphone.  The Home Search Mobile App can be downloaded at

The new Home Search Mobile App features up-to-date listing data connected to the MLS in the user’s area.  It allows them to search by community, price and property type within a 1-5 mile

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