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've helped clients buy, sell, rent, and renovate over $50,000,000 in properties over just the last 5 years.

I have deep knowledge of the North Bethesda, Bethesda, Rockville, and local market area. I live and breathe here every day, in and out of properties, grocery shopping at MOM's market, and talking with people about their real estate needs.

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.



We grew the business rapidly, and in doing so I went through about 5,000 homes in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville, and throughout Montgomery County. From 1,200 square foot homes to 20,000 square foot mansions overlooking the Potomac River to an entire subdivision.

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.  





I’m married to my beautiful wife and skin specialist Nhan (Little Oasis Spa), and we have two very active children – currently both seven!  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. With my business and my wife's spa located just two blocks from the new Pike & Rose area, this is where we spend most of our days.

Mark Fitzpatrick
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NEW Rockville Townhomes only Steps to Restaurants and METRO

Chapman Row Townhomes

Chapman Row at Twinbrook METRO are the first new townhomes to emerge in the vibrant and developing North Bethesda area. This enclave of townhomes would be on what I'd label the very outer edge of North Bethesda. They're a modern style you see in most of the new, urban townhome developments. 

Sizes range from 2,106 square feet to 2,315 square feet and feature 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an optional powder room on the kitchen and living room level. The larger model size difference comes from being 2 feet wider than the smaller models. What you'll have to determine is if the layout of the bedrooms works for your situation. What a mean? Well, the 3rd floor, which is the main sleeping

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Downtown Bethesda condos across from Trader Joes grocery store

 Adagio Condos in Bethesda

Adagio - Lifestyle & Amenities

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The Adagio is located at 6820 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20815. And it's conveniently located just across the street from Trader Joes and just a few blocks from Bethesda Row.

Adagio is a 92-unit condo building consisting of 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom units. The 1 bedroom units are spacious at 900 sq.', and have regularly sold recently close to $500,000. The largest 2 bedroom and the 3 bedroom units typically sell in the $1.1 - $1.3 million range. One penthouse combined two units and sold for over $3 million. It has an extraordinary private terrace. 

I wouldn't describe the building is high luxury, especially in the

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Bethesda Row luxury condos by Toll Brothers

Hampden Row Condos - Bethesda

Hampden Row - Lifestyle & Amenities

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Hampden Row by Toll Brothers is located at 4915 Hampden Lane in Bethesda, is a new luxury mid-rise condo building just a block from Bethesda Row. Featuring 55 luxury condos priced from $524,990, to over $3,849,990 for the penthouses, Hampden Row is ideally positioned on the corner of Hampden Lane and Old Georgetown Road. The condos use quartz countertops along with Bosch and Thermador appliances.

Rich amenities like a beautifully appointed fitness room, a spacious lower level club room and rooftop lounge with views grills, a unique fireplace, and relaxing views out West for sunsets and all around to Bethesda Row.  Everything is

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Bethesda Luxury condos right next to Harris Teeter

Stonehall Bethesda Condos

Stonehall Bethesda condos - Lifestyle & Amenities

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Stonehall Condos located at 8302 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (at the corner of Woodmont and Battery) is another addition to the growing Bethesda condo scene.

Stonehall is a luxury condo building consisting of 46 units with either 2-bedrooms and 3-bedrooms. There are also penthouse units, with the largest having south and westerly views and 2,528 square feet of living space. Stonehall is sort of on the fringes of downtown Bethesda, but it certainly measures up to the best in luxury. With a well equipped fitness center, private club room, and a rooftop terrace that will be the best spot in the building

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Beautiful, New Downtown Bethesda Condo

Cheval Bethesda Condos

Cheval Bethesda Condos - Lifestyle & Amenities

Cheval Bethesda at 4960 Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda, at 17 floors, is the highest condo building in downtown Bethesda to date. Featuring 71 luxury condos price from the low $700,000’s to over $3,000,000 for the penthouses, Cheval rises up at the corner of Fairmont and Old Georgetown Road. With nearly floor to ceiling windows, tons of natural light for a majority of the units, and very modern feel, Cheval Condos will definitely appeal to people looking to live in downtown Bethesda in a newer condo.

The balconies extend your living space out to the city. And rich amenities like a beautifully appointed fitness room, yoga studio, and rooftop club room and social

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FOR SALE - 15 Ranworth Court in Germantown

Hurry up and see this beautiful 4 bedroom with 3.5 bathroom home in the sought after Kingsview Ridge neighborhood in Germantown, MD.

Built in only 1999, yet still loaded with lots of NEW:

  • NEW HD architectural roof
  • NEW 6" gutters and downspouts
  • NEW gutter guards
  • NEW full bathroom in basement
  • NEW renovated and finished basement
  • NEW theater room with 150" screen
  • NEW basement door that steps out to backyard
  • NEW R-28 insulation in basement
  • NEW toilets in all 4 bathrooms
  • NEW ceiling fans

Call Mark Fitzpatrick direct on 240-687-2650 to see this home fast.

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Bethesda Park condos - a Low Cost entry into a Top School District

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 Bethesda Park Condos

Bethesda Park condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

Bethesda Park is a sprawling, older, garden style development just off Parklawn Drive in Rockville, MD 20852. It's just a few blocks off of Randolph Road (and about a 1/2 mile from Rockville Pike). The three streets you'll see for the condo buildings are Academy Way, Crossfield Court, and Braxfield Court.

This part of Parklawn Drive, nearly all the way to Twinbrook Parkway, is mostly industrial and warehouse style businesses. And since the condos are tucked away nicely off Parklawn and surrounded by trees, they are -- if you're unfamiliar with the area -- easy to drive right past.

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Prime North Bethesda condo location across from Pike & Rose

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The Forum Condos in Rockville

The Forum condos: Lifestyle & Amenities

The Forum Condominium at 11801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 has a prime location in the newly rebranded North Bethesda (or Southern Rockville). So rather than just show you a picture of the building, the above gives you some perspective about the prime location. The building in the left of the picture is The Sterling at the METRO condo building. The construction work on the other side of Rockville Pike is the north end of the new Pike & Rose development.

Built during 1968-1969, The Forum Condos started out as an apartment building before quickly moving to a condo building. It gives residents

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Miramont Villas: Steps to Trader Joes and Rockville Pike

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Miramont Villas Condos - Rockville 

Miramont Villas Condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

Miramont Villas Condominium consists of two buildings on 6050 California Circle and 6060 California Circle in Rockville, MD 20852. The condos are tucked away nicely off Rockville Pike and East Jefferson Street just on the backside of Federal Plaza. This would be considered the absolute outer edge of the rebranded southern Rockville area being called North Bethesda.

Miramont Villas is only accessible from East Jefferson Street and not Rockville Pike. That is, unless you're walking from Federal Plaza. The wildly popular Trader Joes is just a few hundred yards walk from the condos. A very big

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Garden-style Rockville condos walkable to White Flint METRO and Whole Foods

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Georgetown Village Condos

Georgetown Village condos – Lifestyle & Amenities

Georgetown Village Condominium, is nestled peacefully in the heart of North Bethesda (or south Rockville) on Commonwealth Drive. The sprawling garden style development sits back about 3 blocks from both Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road. 

Georgetown Village Condo (GVC) has privacy from Rockville Pike, yet a 5 minute walk has you at Whole Foods, restaurants, fitness clubs, and more. Though Old Georgetown Village Condos are both visible and immediately next door, they are different condos. A major difference is Georgetown Village Condos have stairs, and no

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