"We are no longer the information gatekeepers. We are so much more than that," said Chris Speicher, co-founder of the Speicher Group, which just joined Long & Foster Real Estate's Bethesda office. Husband-wife team Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher founded the group. Peggy Lyn has been selling real estate for over two decades, and Chris, also a Realtor, brings an IT background to the table. This combination has helped them grow their team to over 20 agents covering the various Maryland metro areas. Chris and Peggy Lyn Speicher. Photo by Elliot O'Donovan. Having been approached by several brands in the past few years, the Speichers decided it best to stay on track as their own outfit -- until Long & Foster came knocking. " just really fit relationally, fit culturally, fit in with our vision of the future as it relates to where we're going in the marketplace and the industry. It just seems right," Long & Foster President Larry Foster said. Growth for everyone...
- The Speicher Group has joined forces with Long & Foster and will now operate out of its Bethesda office.
- The modern real estate agent is no longer the gatekeeper of information, but must be a master of the local and regional market, according to Chris Speicher.
- The husband-and-wife-owned real estate agency had turned down several offers in past years to join other firms until Long & Foster came calling.