Meet Lou! Lou Bertino is a real estate agent with the Powell Realtors team. His favorite thing about working in real estate is meeting people from all over the country. He can relate to buyers looking for a slice of the good life on the Eastern Shore… He himself moved to the area fifteen years ago. He was in search of a secluded property near the water, and he found just what he was looking for outside Federalsburg.
Lou is a man of many interests and talents. He enjoys gardening and landscaping, and he’s created an amazing backyard retreat at his home. His backyard is also home to his three pet geese – Lucky, Annie, and Andy. Lou has cared for the geese since they were eggs! They’ve been his buddies ever since they hatched, and Lou says they’re spoiled rotten!
Lou also has a passion for antique cars. He owns a ’64 Chevy Impala that he has carefully restored and maintained.
When it comes to real estate, Lou has good advice to share. His #1 tip for buyers is to keep looking until you find the home that feels right. When you’ve found “the one,” you’ll know it. His top tip for sellers is to keep your house CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! A clean house makes a powerful first impression.
If you’d like to get to know Lou and see if he’s the right agent for you, just send us a message!
Meet Val! Val Brown is the owner of Powell Realtors, and she LOVES her job! If you’ve ever met Val, you know she is a true “people person.” Her favorite thing about working in real estate is meeting lots of new people. Val loves the challenge of helping buyers find the perfect house. She is driven by the magic that happens when buyers walk into a house and know they’re home.
You could say real estate is a family affair for Val. She took over Powell Realtors from her father in the 1990’s. Her husband Jeff is a contractor, and they’ve worked together on several projects. Two of Val’s children have real estate licenses as well.
Val’s family – her husband, three daughters, two grandchildren, and two labs – is the most important thing in her life. She loves spending time with her family and enjoying the Eastern Shore lifestyle. She is happiest when she’s on the water. She also enjoys having a nice meal and a cocktail at one of Dorchester County’s many waterfront restaurants.
Val has accumulated a lot of real estate wisdom over the years. She offers the same piece of advice to both home buyers and sellers: Have a good relationship with your agent. You have to work with someone you trust and believe in. You’re going to go through a lot together, so it’s really important to find an agent who feels like a good fit.
If you’d like to get to know Val to see if she’s the right realtor for you, send us a message and she’ll be in touch!