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FEATURED MOVER | Dontae Carroll, Long & Foster

Dontae Carroll has been named a senior vice president of operations with Long & Foster Real Estate. Carroll will responsible for the company’s southern Maryland, Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia/West Virginia regions. Carroll will work to support Long & Foster’s offices on training, educational, recruitment and other efforts. Carroll, who joined Long & Foster in 2011, has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and until recently has been serving as the company’s regional manager for the Southern Maryland and Prince George’s County areas.


 Resides in:

White Plains, Md. (native Baltimorean)


B.B.A. in Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland

 How far along is the Maryland real estate market in recovering from the economic downturn from a few years ago? 

In most areas in Maryland, the market has recovered from the downturn. The number of housing units sold has steadily increased. There has also been modest price appreciation in many parts of the state as well.

If you had not chosen real estate as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

I think I would be involved in education somehow. Maybe a teacher or principal. I appreciate the role good teachers have played in my life. I would consider it a great privilege to impact the lives of children in a positive and meaningful way.

Recent vacation:

My family and I went to St. Thomas last summer. The food, beaches and views were great.  Having limited internet access and cell phone coverage made our family’s time together that much better.

When I want to relax, I … :

I exercise. My workouts are a form of therapy and are very cathartic.

Favorite book:

“The Way of The Shepherd,” by Dr. Kevin Leman and Bill Pentak

Favorite quotation:

“It is not enough to be busy; so are ants. The question is: What are we busy about? “ -– Henry David Thoreau