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Certified Historic Properties Specialist at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Gary Gestson grew up in Washington State. He graduated from the University of Maryland (1979) with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Art. He taught drawing, painting and art education at the University, before venturing into a 20+ year career as an art dealer. He is an accomplished equestrian and horse owner, and has lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 40 years………. In 2002, Gary became a Realtor and in 2009 the National Association of Realtors (1.1M members) identified Gary in a feature “OWN YOUR NICHE” as a Realtor who created a historic property sales niche and a successful marketing strategy to sell them. Gary is consistently a top producing real estate agent, selling homes that he loves……….. Gary is a “Certified Maryland Historic Properties Specialist (CHMP) and sees enormous similarities between historic homeowners & art devotee’s, both understand and relish the intangible nature of things……….. Gary believes that… “A historic home’s true value can only be ascertained with specialized marketing that shares its virtues and benefits in a manner that compells a prospective buyer to act. It is the understanding of the unique nature of a historic home that bonds the buyer to it. When asked, most historic home owners will tell you that they fell in love with their homes at first sight. Successful historic home marketing has to facilitate and amplify that experience, while minimal traditional real estate marketing does not even begin to satisfy that need.” ………. “Would the owner of a rare and valuable 19th century American painting, entrust its sale on consignment to the poster gallery at the local mall? Of course not. The rational owner of such a masterpiece, would place his trust in an art professional who is an expert and has a reputation for successfully marketing 19th century American Art.” Gary Gestson is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC & Pennsylvania………………… Preferred real estate agent for – Chrisitie’s International Real Estate, Concierge International Luxury Real Estate Auctions.