Our Team of ProfessionalsThe Dare To Compare Team proudly services Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC for all your real estate needs. Our Team of elite Realtors offer
- Extensive local market knowledge of Northern VA, DC and MD
- Successfully completed over 950 transactions in the last 4 years
- Achieved $521 Million in sales in the last 4 years
- 2 licensed brokers on the Team
- Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE) on the Team
- Certified Home Rescue Expert (CHRE) on the Team
- Team member 'on duty' at all times to answer questions or show homes
- Licensed professional staff including a Marketing Coordinator, Transaction Coordinator and Web Coordinator
- Extensive network of local Lenders, Title Companies and Tradesmen
Meet The Dare To Compare Team
Bob has been a resident of No. Virginia since 1985 and is a third generation Realtor. Originally from Minneapolis, he is ingrained with strong Midwest values of friendliness, honesty and integrity. After a fulfilling 32 year career in the Hotel Industry running national sales teams for several of the major hotel chains, he decided to pursue a second career in Real Estate. In a very short period of time, he has built one of the top producing teams in No. Virginia having sold in excess of $475 Million in residential sales and over 850 transactions.
Bob has consistently been awarded membership in the NVAR MultiMillion Dollar Sales Club and is a NVAR Lifetime Top Producer.
Ed has been a homeowner in No.Virginia for over 17 years and has three children who have benefitted from the education provided by the Fairfax County School as well as the Virginia State universities in Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. He has watched and lived through the expansive growth in No. Virginia. He uses that experience, along with over 25 years of successful sales experience, to best represent a client's interest in either buying or selling a home (or both!). He believes that the unique makeup of our area, from government and military influence to the fast-paced economy, represents a tremendous opportunity for both home ownership or investment purposes. Most importantly, he prides himself on working hard for his clients in making the process of home buying and selling as easy as possible.
Ed is both a NVAR MultiMillion Dollar Sales Club member and a NVAR Lifetime Top Producer.
Originally from Altoona, PA, Rich has lived in No. Virginia for over 45 years. He holds a B.S. in Technology Management from American University. Rich is a strong believer in a personalized approach with his clients and carries this throughout each transaction. His goal is to provide unmatched personalized service for his clients during the entire real estate process.
Rich has several years experience with distressed properties. He has closed over 75 foreclosures as both a buying and selling Agent. His network of home repair contractors, home inspectors, mortgage officers and closing companies will ease the process of buying or selling your home.
Rich is active in his church, Corpus Christi Catholic Mission and the Knights of Columbus. He also serves on his Homeowners Association Architectural Control Committee. He ejoys golfing and had his first "hole in one" experience in August 2009. He is a member of the Dulles International Airport Rotary Club. Rich has two grown children and lives with his wife in Chantilly, VA
Rich has been a member of NVAR's Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club since 2009. His goal is to exceed your expectations in real estate transactions.
Dan and his wife, Maureen, have lived in Virginia since 1981 with four children and four grandchildren. After retiring from the Air Force, Dan's commitment to helping others continued through a variety of adventures until he settled on a career as a real estate professional. His military and corporate experience provide him with the knowledge and understanding necessary to fully assist those enduring mandatory relocation, as well as providing guidance and support to first time homebuyers and sellers. Although licensed to operate within the Virginia Commonwealth, Dan is focused on Northern Virginia condos, townhouses, single family residences and luxury homes. Professional certifications, desigations and continuing education keep Dan at the cutting edge of technology and knowledge about the Northern Virginia real estate market.
Christy Mitchell is known by her nature to always have positive energy radiating around her, with a welcoming smile, an attitude to treat and make people very comfortable in her presence. Prior to becoming a Virginia licensed real estate agent, Christy Mitchell was in the mortgage industry for over 15 years. She is experienced in residential mortgage loans and combined with 10 years of B2B sales has proven very valuable in her real estate career.
On the selling side, Christy will give expertise guidance in staging your home and helping to determine market value, analyzing trends to be sure you get the most for your home. Her B2B sales experience is invaluable in providing the best strategies to sell your home at the maximum price to any potential home buyer. In addition, Christy understand her client needs, effectively communicating goals and objectives and successful selling of your home!
Jenny brings knowledge not only in Real State but also Insurance and Construction industries. She has directly managed multimillions in renovation and capital investments projects. Her educational background, combined with her many years of experience, is what makes her a trusted agent. Her professionalism, winning personality, and personalized service are just what buyers need to find the homes of their dreams. Prior to her career in real estate, Jenny developed her expertise in sales,marketing and project administration while operating and owner of CitiGeneral Inc. a successful In-dependent Insurance Agency and Kam Construction as a project manager . She was responsible for the general oversight of all projects as well as the construction process and quality control. Jenny is originally from El Salvador, and has called Virginia home for the past 26 years. Her thorough familiarity and knowledge of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC communities. “I enjoy providing the advice I would expect to receive if I were in my client’s position. All pertinent information needs to be “on the table so my clients can be confident that they are making good informed decisions. “I believe the right home can add greatly to one’s sense of well-being by providing a place to call home, a place for relaxation, hobbies, social gatherings and raising a family :)”
My name is Bonnie Zaruches Lierse, I am a seasoned agent with a 20+ years experience in real estate in the NY / Long Island area. I relocated to Northern Virginia five years ago and continued my real estate career. I am blessed with two beautiful grandchildren and am very close with my family - some of whom are also in Virginia. My passions are leadership, mentor-ship, paying it forward, and changing lives. My background in leadership, graphics, marketing, and interior accessory design is why I will be an ASSET to you when you are ready to buy and sell your home. The real estate business allows me the flexibility to integrate these skills, and fashion them in a unique manner, to provide you with excellent service and communication. I will customize marketing tools for open houses, and offer suggestions to stage your home. By utilizing the high tech and cutting edge programs that Pearson Smith Realty offers, I can get your home sold quickly and efficiently. You can be assured that I am committed to treating you with the individual attention, honesty, TRUST, and warm consideration you deserve – I have built my reputation on it!
Please understand that I do know what you are going through, and the patience required to buy or sell. If you have any questions. Please feel free to give me a call when you need my service or advice, or might know someone who does. My aim is to save you TIME, MONEY, and AGGRAVATION!
When I first began as a Realtor back in 2010, I knew I would love the art of buying and selling Real Estate. My love of working with people was also well established from a 20-year long career as a flight attendant, living and traveling all over the world! I have lived throughout the United States, as well as Japan, Africa, Saudi Arabia and India! I have lived in the DMV off and on since age 12 and despite my travels, it has always been my home. My travels have given me a unique perspective and ability to understand clients and cultures from all over the world as well as truly understanding and navigating the change of residence. And that helps me, help YOU!
I am professional. I am compassionate. I am relentless in pursuit of YOUR goals.
I am a single mom of two incredible boys. They provide my heartbeat and every breath. I love animals and nature in it’s every form. I am tough as nails and negotiate with respectful skill yet am attuned to and able to navigate through the sometimes powerful emotions associated with the exchange of Real Estate. I simply LOVE what I do. If you’re looking for an outstanding Realtor who will treat you like family and treat your home like my own, if you’re looking to add some fun and thoughtful ideas to the process of home selling or buying or to your life in general, if you want the most authentic and genuine and hard working person to be on your side, please reach out..it truly would be my honor to be part of the process!
Cathy joined the Dare to Compare Team in 2005 after graduating from Wheeling Jesuit University with a degree in Professional Communications. As the Transaction Coordinator, she provides day- to-day support services for the entire team achieving high customer expectations for both the clients and the Team. She insures that all the details of the transaction are handled smoothly and helps free up your Realtor to focus on you. She also is responsible for all the administrative aspects for the Team.
Cathy joined the Dare to Compare Team at is inception and has been instrumental in helping the Team’s growth over the past ten years. With this hands-on knowledge of both administrative and real estate experience, Cathy is a valuable asset “behind the scenes.” Just like all the members of the Team, Cathy is a licensed Real Estate Agent.
Peg joined the Dare To Compare Team in 2014 after having spent the previous 10 years heading up the sales teams for a national brokerage. Experience has shown her that top-notch marketing skills and delivering on customers’ high expectations is a winning combination. She believes in building strong relationships and treating each customer just as she would a family member. She has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 30 years and is very active with the senior community. She currently serves as a volunteer for the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.