All Blog Entries by Mark Fitzpatrick

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Welcome and thank you for visiting!  I'm Mark Fitzpatrick, a full-time Realtor here at RE/MAX Town Center in Park Potomac, Maryland. 

I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning more about how I can help you – be it buying a new home, selling your home, finding an investment property, or just getting some information to help you get started in the process. 



A little history…
I was first mentored in real estate back in 1988 by a top realtor named Joe Apichella – originally my high school accounting teacher. While attending Bowie State University full-time and playing college football, I helped him with some open houses during the off-season. I saw all the little details he focused on with each transaction.  Now retired in Florida, we still talk regularly about family, fun, and of course - real estate.



At the end of college, known for my intense, creative workouts, 1988 Olympic gold medalist boxer Andrew Maynard asked me to train him (strength and conditioning). And so I took on this challenge – culminating with a WBC World Cruiserweight title fight in Paris, France.  After this fight, he asked me to manage him.  Knowing the power of a team, I called Ben Wilson my attorney/sports agent (uncle of now NFL star Russell Wilson) and we put together a new management team. 

Having accomplished the goal of getting Andrew Maynard in good hands, I knew the boxing world was not where I wanted to be long term.  I decided, at the urging of a friend, to work with a small, real estate mortgage brokerage in Laurel, MD.  Several years later, I met a custom homebuilder looking to build a new business providing backup power solutions. He wanted me to partner with him, and I took on the challenge.



Over the last dozen years, this business brought me into over 5,000 homes in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville, and throughout Montgomery County.  From 1,200 square foot homes to 15,000 square foot mansions overlooking the Potomac River to an entire subdivision.  I’ve been in so many neighborhoods, friends sometimes ask me, “Hey Mark, if I’m coming from such and such what’s the best back road to avoid the beltway traffic?”


During this time, I worked with buyers and sellers of homes, real estate agents, estate managers, engineers, architects, designers, electricians, plumbers, attorneys, custom homebuilders, country permitting offices, inspectors, and a host of other players in real estate.  I saw homes go from plans to completion.  Also in this time, I personally bought and sold multiple homes, worked with contractors through renovations, and bought undeveloped land.  



Recently, my friend and long time partner has moved with his family overseas.  Having looked at many options, I’ve joined forces with The BJ Matson Team at the RE/MAX Town Center office in Potomac.
  Now you can tap into the wealth of experience on our team, and know that whatever your needs are for real estate – from selecting the best home for your situation, to financing questions, to renovation options and more, we have you covered.



I’m married to my beautiful wife and skin specialist Nhan (Little Oasis Spa), and we have two very active children – currently both three!  I once lived directly across the street from the late Charlie Crown and his lifelong farm (now Downtown Crown). We would talk a few times a week. He’d give me fresh eggs, and the run of the land with my lab. I met my wife just up the road. We now live in Silver Spring – close to downtown. 

Mark Fitzpatrick
240-687-2650 call or text
mark@bjmatson.com 

Found 28 blog entries published by Mark Fitzpatrick.

Luxury North Bethesda Condo Rises Above The Canopy

930 Rose Condos - Rockville Condos

930 Rose condos - Lifestyle & Amenities

--Pike and Rose condos for sale & for rent
930 Rose condos, also known as 'Pike and Rose', is a 104 unit luxury condo building at 930 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852.  It starts on the 11th floor, above the also brand new Canopy by Hilton hotel, and runs all the way up to the rooftop hangout just above the 21st floor penthouses.

The location is enviable, and for those a little forward thinking, I believe a better value than downtown Bethesda. With the top level penthouse offering 2,520 sq. feet (including the balcony) with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms plus a den -- to go along with hotel amenities and amazing views -- you could easily

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White Flint METRO and Pike & Rose area condos

Condos Close to White Flint METRO

While there are a limited number of homes walkable to the White Flint Metro, there are plenty of condos that put you within 1-5 blocks away...And more are coming your way.

You can walk from all of these North Bethesda condos (Rockville condos) to an abundance of grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores. It's all right outside of your building. And if you're new or old to the area, 20852 zipcode is for the most part being rebranded as North Bethesda. I like to use this myself to separate the distinguishable zone from Rockville essentially north of Bou Avenue and Rockville Pike.

While nothing is 100% final in terms of the overall finished product that will be the White Flint Redevelopment, the

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Rockville Condo walkable to White Flint METRO, restaurants and shopping

--> See all Old Georgetown Village condos For Sale and Rent

Old Georgetown Village Condos in Rockville

Old Georgetown Village Condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

Old Georgetown Village Condominium, ideally situated in the heart of North Bethesda (or south Rockville) on Strand Drive -- sits back 2-3 blocks from Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road. Strand Drive runs through the development from Edson Drive to Executive Boulevard.

Old Georgetown Village Condo (OGVC) is another little community that if it weren't already built, would not be designed as it is now. It's very private with a walking path and space that's in high demand in this developing North Bethesda area. 

Featuring everything from 1 bedroom unit

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Secluded condo in North Bethesda - Just 2-blocks to Whole Foods

--> the Fallswood condos For Sale & Rent

Fallswood Condos

Fallswood Condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

The Fallswood Condominium is perfectly situated in the heart of North Bethesda --  yet set back a few blocks from the traffic of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road on 5800-5802 Nicholson Lane. 

Fallswood is nestled behind trees across the street from The Wisconsin Condos. While there’s no indoor pool like The Wisconsin, there is a beautiful, seasonal outdoor pool, exercise room, tennis court, and card room with a pool table.

Featuring everything from 1-bedroom condos as small as 748 sq. feet to 3 bedroom with 3 bathroom condos up to 2,435 square feet, the Wisconsin also has a 24-7 front

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Luxury amenities with spacious grounds at The Wisconsin condos

>> The Wisconsin condos for sale & rent

The Wisconsin Condos in Rockville

The Wisconsin Condos - Lifestyle & Amenities

The Wisconsin condos are ideally situated in the heart of North Bethesda --  yet set back a few blocks from the noise of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road on 5809 Nicholson Lane. 

The condo has enviable grounds that no other close in condo can boast. So if having some private space to walk around with in the condo grounds is something that you enjoy, then the Wisconsin might be a place to consider. My Aunt Millie has lived her for around 20 years, and has enjoyed it very much.

Featuring everything from 1-bedroom condos as small as 748 sq. feet to 3 bedroom with 3 bathroom condos up to

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Grand Opening of the DC Wharf

The new DC Wharf is here. Phase II is coming soon, but the first phase is open for business. And it's amazing. Well worth the wait. If you never knew the old Wharf, you're going to love this place. If you knew the old Wharf, you're going to love this place.

From top chef restaurants, boutique stores, world class condos and hotels, perhaps the best music venue in the country (The Anthem), and massive piers for special events, concerts, and even roasting marshmallows, the new Wharf delivers big time!

So much to talk about with the District Wharf.

Let's start with The Anthem. The Foo Fighters opened this waterfront music venue up to 5,000 pumped up fans. This was after a dress rehearsal the night before for

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Main Level Master Suite Makes This A Special Home

15513 Norman Drive, North Potomac, MD -- 1st Floor Master Suite

Finding a home with a 1st floor Master Suite is a challenge. There are so few. Finding a home with a large 1st floor Master Suite is even more rare. 

With 4 additional bedrooms upstairs, a light filled sunroom off the kitchen, a massive family entertaining room leading out to a scenic deck and backyard, this home at 15513 Norman Drive provides a unique opportunity.

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Incredible Rooftop Views from this Rockville Condo

North Bethesda Condos - Skyline

- For Sale at Midtown Bethesda North

The Midtown Bethesda North Condos at 5750 Bou Avenue in Rockville (North Bethesda) are at the top of the list for Rockville and North Bethesda condos with amazing views. Just take a look at this Summer view I captured a few days ago. 360 degree views, with a refreshing breeze that's only afforded from being 200 feet up in the sky, says it all.

Not much left to do but take dip in the pool, throw a steak and some veggies on the grill, pour a cool drink, and kick your feet up.

I beat this drum a lot, and I'm doing it again. Enjoying these kinds of spaces within the condo building makes it worth while. The indoor Sky Lounge space here lets you relax outside

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Garden-Style condos walkable to White Flint METRO

- White Flint Station condos for Sale & Rent

 

White Flint Station is a garden style condo consisting of two buildings on Old Georgetown Road and divided by Chapman Avenue. It’s just two blocks down from Rockville Pike at Pike & Rose.

White Flint Station was originally built as an apartment building in 1999 but was quickly converted to condos in 2006 to take advantage of a red hot real estate market.The main lobby entrance is at 11800 Old Georgetown Road, and features the Bethesda Club Room, fitness room, pool, and conference room. It features 1-bedroom units from 629 square feet to 3-bedroom condos up to 1,524 square feet. The most common units are 2-bedroom units averaging 1,200 to 1,350

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Luxury Brownstones & condos all walkable to restaurants and Harris Teeter

- Park Potomac townhomes & condos for sale & rent

Park Potomac

I got a call the other day from a lady saying, "I've been away from the area for a little more than 10-years, and was amazed when I saw this community."  

And she's right. Not much more than 10-years ago, Park Potomac didn't exist. But it really thrives now. From luxury, well sized brownstone style town homes to condo living to offices to Harris Teeter and restaurants, Park Potomac is a place where several thousand people now live, work, and play every day. 

It's a community where you could literally step out of your front door and walk a few blocks to your office, then over to Harris Teeter for groceries and much

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