Meet Chris and Karen Highland – Your Trusted Maryland Realtors
Meet Chris and Karen Highland, your Frederick, Maryland Realtors. They’ve helped families in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard, and Washington Counties find their dream homes since 1992. The Highland’s are affiliated with eXp Realty, Maryland.
Chris Highland is an Associate Broker and Branch Office Manager with eXp Realty Maryland. He can be reached at 301-401-5119 (cell phone) email: . Karen manages the website and marketing for the company.
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Frederick Md Realtors
Welcome to the world of Central Maryland real estate. Meet Chris Highland, your dedicated Frederick MD Realtor and the driving force behind Highland Group, proudly affiliated with eXp Realty in Maryland.
With a deep commitment to serving the Maryland community, Chris is your trusted partner for all residential real estate needs. Whether buying or selling in Frederick or nearby areas, Chris offers local expertise and modern technology for seamless transactions.
Friendly and approachable, Chris customizes the experience to your unique goals. As active bloggers, Chris and Karen educate homebuyers and sellers, serving as trusted local resources.
Discover the difference of working with passionate and knowledgeable Frederick MD Realtors at eXp Realty and Highland Group Real Estate. Your success is our commitment.
We Solve Problems
Chris and Karen have lived in Frederick County for over 33 years and have raised four kids (and four dogs!) They’ve watched the changing Frederick landscape as well as the changing complexities of the real estate market.
Real estate transactions have many moving parts, and there are sometimes challenges in today’s complicated financial and legal environment.
Whether the issue is finding the right financing, negotiating the best possible price and terms, or assuring thorough inspections, the Highland Group specializes in solutions.
“I like to say that buying and selling real estate can be like a white water rafting expedition…you can certainly paddle, but I’d prefer it if you let me steer. As in any expedition, proper guidance is a must in order to avoid going into the drink… or worse, hitting the rocks!”
~ Chris Highland
What Differentiates Us? Five Star Concierge Service
We realize that the real estate transaction has become more complex in the recent decade – contracts and disclosures have expanded, paperwork has tripled, and there are many more steps to the process. We believe that communication is the key to moving through the processes with the utmost success. We pledge to keep communication as a priority, to eliminate confusion during the process.
- Regular updates through a variety of mediums: online platform, emails, video chats, text, and even old fashioned phone calls.
- Easy and efficient access to documents and updates of the process through our platform. Not only for you, but also for all parties involved. The lender, the settlement attorney, inspectors and the cooperating agent have access to documents and necessary communication in a timely manner.
- We have resources for your information and education on the real estate process in our Buyer and Seller Libraries. This includes information on Neighborhoods, Market Trends, Informational videos and articles, all to inform you on the details you need. Karen is a nationally recognized real estate blogger and trainer, with 15 years of written content to inform and educate.
For more than a decade, we have been aggressively pursuing online marketing for real estate. Search algorithms are likely to be mind-numbing for consumers, but to us, it’s imperative to understand how search works.
NAR’s research tells us that 92% of home buyers are looking on the internet at some point for real estate information.
Our online marketing platforms are based on our continued study of consumers’ behavior…We provide what consumers are looking for.
- Professional Photos make your listing stand out.
- High Definition Videos, showcasing our listings at the highest level of professionalism
- Strategically placed listing pages that are found in organic search by likely buyers
- Today’s buyers are looking for lifestyle and community, our blogs highlight the community and the neighborhoods and provide that personalized local information that they’re looking for.
- Our blogs and website provide detailed information about the processes and best practices of the real estate transaction, they provide market statistics and analysis, and nuanced local information that may not be found on the larger national sites.
- This allows us to showcase our sellers’ properties and to provide valuable information to home buyers. Karen has been locally and nationally recognized for her blogging and social media expertise, and has even trained brokerages and agents in the process of internet marketing.
- We use targeted social media sharing through strategic sponsored posts and videos, to get your listing in front of the right buyers.
The right technologies exist for the purpose of making the transaction more efficient and less difficult for all involved. To enhance the transaction and make the steps seamless, we use the most efficient real estate technologies:
- Cloud document sharing and storage, for maximum security
- Electronic lockboxes for your security
- The best video and photo technologies to market your home
- The latest in internet marketing for maximum exposure of your home
Our team of professionals share our values and are available to offer a continued Concierge Experience. We bring together the best team of real estate professionals to take care of all the aspects of your real estate transaction:
Lenders, Settlement Attorneys, Home inspection, Pest Inspection, Radon Inspection, Well & Septic, Mold Remediation, House Cleaners, Home Improvement, Landscaping, Painters, Insurance, Engineering, Home Staging.
Representation: It’s About Service
Fiduciary Representation means that we always put your interests first. Because we see ourselves as customer service experts first, we are committed to helping tour clients achieve their goals, to making our clients´ priorities our own. That’s why over 80% of our business comes from referrals.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or seller, or a veteran, We value you and recognize that you are integral to our business.
Experience and Education
Presently, Chris is a Realtor® and Associate Broker at eXp Realty. His experience in brokering, management and mentoring, as well as his 30+ years of real estate experience serve as a great resource to clients and agents as they maneuver the complex issues surrounding any real estate transaction.
Chris has a CDPE certification: Certified Distressed Property Expert. He has training and experience with Short Sale properties. He has helped many Maryland homeowners avoid foreclosure by helping them through the process of a short sale.
Karen brings her own unique benefits to buyers and sellers from the field of education. Karen provides back-office support. She sources data to write several blogs and websites, keeping buyers and sellers aware of real estate information and trends, as well as local Frederick events.
The Highland Group – Testimonials
Chris helped me set a reasonable price based on comps, gave very good advice to my father who was prepping the house for sale, gave me advice on many aspects of getting it sold and the paperwork involved. He knew everything necessary to make the sale go smoothly. He is a “crackerjack” and sharp realtor. I would definitely use him again and have 100% confidence in him and recommend him for any sale or purchase of a home.
~ Robert Harrigan
Chris is a great innovator in the real estate industry and driven by results. I can count on one hand the number of people I have met in my career with the drive and professionalism Chris exhibits in everything he does. Not only do I consider him a business partner but a friend and trusted adviser when it comes to real estate.
~ Dennis R
We first met Chris Highland while looking at available properties in Frederick; he was the agent of one property. He subsequently showed us several other properties. He was so knowledgeable and personable that when it was time to sell our property, we chose him over the other agent/brokers with whom we had worked. Chris was very professional and responsive to any questions that we had (we had been out of the housing market for 30 years.) He was knowledgeable of the area and the market. He helped us stage our house to its best advantage and did 2 walk throughs to prep for the videographer. The video was a fabulous marketing tool that attracted a lot of interest immediately. We had 2 contracts within 1 week. All the document signing was done via DocuSign, which was critical since we were in different locations. In the weeks leading up to and during the closing, he was available to address any issues and concerns. Chris was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him. ~ Sue and Doug
Chris is one of the best in the business. His years of experience paid off for us. I had a difficult short sale. The seller’s broker was inexperienced with short sales. Chris would not allow them to take advantage of me. He got the job done. He is patient, understanding, a listener, and knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. ”
~ Debbie Siers
We had a great experience in dealing with Chris for our short sale. He explained in detail early on in the process what would be happening throughout the process and it pretty much followed his projections. We were kept well informed of the ongoing processes (of which there were many) and that was important due the the lengthy short sale process. I must state that after our first meeting with Chris he had our complete confidence and he did not let us down. I would highly recommend Chris for any of your Realtor needs.
~ Will T.
I highly recommend Chris Highland as a real estate agent. I have worked with Chris during the sale of a house and the purchase of a new one. He made some recommendations to me that enabled me to sell my house in 2 days. He showed us houses in a very timely manner that we were interested in, thus a purchase of a wonderful home. During this process, we had many questions and Chris was “there for us” every single time. I would email him a concern and he responded rapidly with answers that eased any concerns we have had. Chris is a very professional agent and is informative with his knowledge. I totally trusted Chris to make our house search an easy process.
~ Cathy V.
Our experience with Chris was awesome! We valued his opinion and accepted his knowledge that far surpassed any previous realtors I’ve worked with. He had our best interest at heart the whole journey and we found our home thanks to his expertise. We will absolutely refer him to any and everyone! ~ David and Erica
Chris took us on as first time home buyers and was very patient answering our many questions about the process. He really listened to what we wanted in a home purchase and ultimately led us to the home of our dreams. His knowledge and expertise showed through in each phase of our purchase and we consider ourselves lucky to have stumbled upon him as our realtor. ~ Matt and Marissa
I really appreciated your thoroughness, especially as a first time home buyer. You took the time to explain the home buying process, but also information about houses in general, home ownership, maintenance, cost, and more – some aspects of which I may not have thought about otherwise as a FTHB, but that are important considerations! I went in with 0 knowledge, and left the experience being able to explain it to others. It is evident that you are extremely knowledgeable and have the experience. I definitely felt like you had my best interests and you understood not only the surface level of what I was looking for in a home, but my motivations and thought processes. As a result, I felt like you knew how to better guide me through decisions. You had wonderful recommendations for a lender, inspector, and title company, you were always very responsive, and you were flexible to my schedule. Would gladly recommend you to other homebuyers, and already have! ~ Ally G.
Chris is an outstanding Realtor. This transaction was a difficult one, and he went above and beyond what might be expected to satisfy our needs. ~ Chuck and Jan