When executing one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, you shouldn’t have to choose between local agents with no technological know-how or internet companies passing you off to a low-paid order taker.

At the Rockville Real Estate Exchange, we give you the best of both worlds:  insanely knowledgeable, trusted local advisers paired with the technology and online content needed to make your real estate transaction as efficient and stress-free as possible.

With the help of some of the brightest industry experts out there, we’ve worked for years on perfecting our vision – right here in Rockville.

We didn’t buy our online presence; we built it.

As always, we’d rather hear about you.

However, if you want to know more about us, here’s a little extra info…

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Andrew Detweiler, Founder and Licensed Broker

Andy Detweiler is a Rockville resident, a licensed real estate broker in the state of Maryland, and the founder of The Rockville Real Estate Exchange.

He possesses a long history of sales and marketing expertise in start-up and entrepreneurial environments.

A successful grant writer by trade, Mr. Detweiler moved to Rockville, MD in the mid 2000’s before making the switch to in-home consumer sales, quickly becoming top representative for his company’s six office locations.

From there, he spent five years in the Healthcare IT space, primarily at DrFirst.com – a start-up electronic prescribing company.

Despite no prior healthcare or IT experience, he became the number one enterprise sales representative at the company.

In 2013, he made the decision to stay home and care for his son while co-founding B2B Content Engine, Inc. – a bootstrapped technology start-up in the digital marketing space.

While the company never achieved product-market fit, Mr. Detweiler used this time to teach himself about search engine optimization, website development, lead generation, social media, content marketing, and many other related components of digital media.

After achieving his real estate license in 2015, he built rockvillemdcondos.com in early 2016, ultimately becoming a broker and implementing his full vision for The Rockville Real Estate Exchange in 2019.

Despite spending the overwhelming majority of his time researching, developing processes, and building his technology and content stack, Mr. Detweiler has already personally represented clients in over 75 real estate transactions – the majority of which took place in Rockville – all while working without a local sphere-of-influence.

Originally hailing from Central Pennsylvania and humble beginnings, Andy maintains a tireless work ethic and never-ending desire to learn.

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Abel Macias, Marketing Consultant and Digital Strategist

Abel Macias is the founder and owner of Tier 1 Marketing, specializing in real estate advertising and lead generation.

He possesses over six years of experience and success in highly competitive markets, currently focusing on optimizing sales funnels built on the ClickFunnels platform (a key component of the Rockville Real Estate Exchange technology stack).

Mr. Macias is a Google certified PPC account managing specialist and data analyst.

He holds additional Google certifications in both AdWords and Display and possesses a similarly strong track record in social media marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); email marketing; marketing automation; and, customer insights.

With the Rockville Real Estate Exchange, Abel has been instrumental in helping design the company’s front-end technology stack, as well as its client property promotion strategies.

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Jennifer Thompson, Business Manager

Originally licensed in Missouri, Jenn successfully sold 75 homes in her first year and a half of real estate while part of one of Kansas City’s top teams.

She moved to the DC area in early 2018, running into Andy by happenstance at an open house.

Struck by their fondness for candor, similar philosophies on customer service, and synergistic core values, the two stayed in touch after their time working together.

Armed with her real-life experience, transaction know-how, and close attention-to-detail, Jenn earned her Maryland real estate license shortly after arrival and the rest is history.

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Katie Ostrowski, Licensed Agent

After a successful management career in hospitality, Katie Ostrowski moved to the Rockville area and immediately started looking for ways to help her new community.

When most would be worrying about their social lives, making more money (it is expensive here), and acclimating to a new environment, Katie began volunteering at Nourish Now, a local food security non-profit.

Armed with an intense attention-to-detail and a genuine desire to advocate for others, working in real estate – and specifically The Rockville Real Estate Exchange – turned out to be a natural fit.

Within weeks, she had visited virtually every neighborhood in the area and helped multiple clients transition into their new homes.

Currently, Katie lives in Rockville with her significant other and their three dogs (yes, three) where she can be found navigating the many trails Montgomery County has to offer.

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Ryan Krause, Technical Lead

Ryan Krause is the founder and owner of Greater Minds, LLC, a strategic business development company  with expertise in web design, web development, and web analytics.

With over 18 years in information technology,  Ryan’s CMS and eCommerce expertise includes WordPress, Joomla,WooCommerce, Magento, and Virtuemar  while his web development knowledge spans over HTML5, XHTML, PHP, and more.

Serving as the lead technical partner for the Rockville Real Estate exchange, Ryan successfully keeps the site running without interruption while offering additional insights on analytics and consumer usage.

His efforts were paramount in transitioning the company’s original site, rockvillemdcondos.com, over to its current state.

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Harvey Jacobs, Legal Counsel

Harvey Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs & Associates, Attorneys at Law, LLC, which provides creative, cost effective and cutting-edge solutions for corporate, real estate, and high-tech clients.

Mr. Jacobs’ expertise includes Residential and Commercial Settlements, Business Formation, Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, Internet Law, Trademarks/Copyrights, Netpreneurship, and Education.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The George Washington University (1980) and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School (1983).

In addition to a litany of publications and awards, Mr. Jacobs has been writing The House Lawyer column for The Washington Post since 2009 and also appeared on the cover of Wired magazine.

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Michael Ellis, CPA and Business Strategist

Michael Ellis is the Managing Member and Owner of Ellis & Company, located in Germantown, MD.

He attended Towson University and graduated with his degree in Accounting and Business.

Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Tax Preparers (NATP), and the Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA).