Reader Rankings – Real Estate


Although some areas of the country continue to recover from the recession, Maryland’s real estate market is one of the most robust, with low inventories and high sale prices. Baltimore Metro Region sale prices were just over an average $273,000 in May this year, a 4.4 percent jump from last year’s average, according to data from MarketStats by ShowingTime. This year’s May numbers were the highest since the same timeframe in 2007. If you are looking to build from the ground up or just want to buy an existing building, Maryland has a bevy of top-notch professionals to help close the deal.

Best Architectural Firm
1. Hord | Coplan | Macht
2. Design Collective
3. BCT Architects

Best Commercial Real Estate Firm
1. Merritt Properties
2. MacKenzie

Best General Contractor
1. Plano|Coudon Construction
2. Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
3. Whiting-Turner

Best Home Builder
1. Bozzuto
2. Harkins Builders
3. Toll Brothers

Best Office Furniture Company
1. American Office
2. Price Modern
3. Havertys

Best Residential Real Estate Firm
1. Long & Foster
2. Keller Williams
3. Re/Max

Best Title Company
1. Residential title & Escrow Company
2. Definitive Title LLC
3. Mid-Atlantic Title, LLC