Viewing Position: Broker Associate
A natural business man, David Kaufmann entered the real estate industry after selling his restaurant companies in 2004. As he encountered multiple problems with the agents he was working with at the time, he realized what a difference he could make if he became a Realtor himself. Today, he has his own business called Kaufmann Business Consulting at Exit on the Bay Realty, specializing in commercial and residential real estate in the greater Grasonville region. Though he works mainly on his own, he is mentoring several people, and loves helping others learn the business.
He has experienced tremendous growth over the years, and most of his clients come from referrals. “I would say, once I work with someone they always seem to stay,” he explains. When learning of his exceptional commitment to service, it’s clear why choosing David is an easy decision to make.
“I treat my client’s property as if it is my own,” he says. He has a true respect for their time and money, and does everything in his power to make sure the transaction goes smoothly. He also values honesty, and always tells his clients the truth even if the truth isn’t what they want to hear. “I tell them the good, bad and ugly. I don’t sugar coat anything,” he explains. “I’d rather lose a sale than tell a lie.” David has found that his clients respect this transparency, as it has helped them make decisions and understand the transaction on a deeper level. As the market continues to change, David also guides his clients through the process, letting them know what to expect. This results in less surprises along the way, and helps move the transaction along.
With David’s strong knowledge of zoning laws, appeals and construction of properties/businesses, he offers a truly one-of-a-kind expertise to his clients. “When it comes to developing a property or owning a business, I have a lot of experience with everything. I’ve won zoning cases myself, and have taken properties through the whole construction process,” he explains. “I understand the appeal processes and anything that’s involved in a legal matter for planning and zoning.”
It is both his unique qualifications and trustworthiness that lead his clients to develop long-term relationships with him. Often, clients become friends after the transaction is over. One recent seller said, “David understands how to creatively put a deal together and to get it done for his clients. He has recently helped me with the sale of a commercial property on the Eastern Shore. David guided me through the process both professionally and efficiently. Having David’s knowledge and guidance gave me a great deal of comfort, and I hope to work with him again. I would highly recommend David Kaufmann for any real estate transaction.”
Having been involved with this industry for many years, David has collected a myriad of experiences, stories and memories. In the future, he hopes to someday write a book about his career. As he says, “It’s stuff that is made for movies.”
There’s no doubt this exciting, ever-changing business is the perfect match for David. His natural talent for sales and his ability to build meaningful relationships with everyone he works with will no doubt enable him to achieve endless growth.
For more information about David Kaufmann of Exit on the Bay Realty and Kaufmann Business Consulting LLC, please call 443-223-3026 or email [email protected]
As a broker, Jim has successfully negotiated thousands of contracts for buyers and sellers of real estate. Jim Latham has been a realtor and business leader in Talbot County for many years. He associated with his father, James C. Latham, in 1963. Jim has always been very active in the Talbot/Mid Shore Association of Realtors, serving on many local and state-wide committees, such as Chairman of MLS Committee, past President three times, and Realtor of the Year twice. Jim has also served as Chairman of Maryland RPAC for two years. Other memberships and positions of interest include: Member of Maryland Association of Realtors Executive Committee for two years; MAR Building Search Committee; MAR Strategic Planning Committee; President of Talbot County Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Republican State Central Committee; President of Talbot Ag Center; and the Easton Jaycees.
As a longtime resident, Jim thoroughly enjoys the Eastern Shore lifestyle. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, and working around the house. Married to Peggy Connelly, they have three children, Stephanie, Jamie, and Holly, all of whom graduated from Easton High School and completed college. Also, Jim and his son, Jamie, own Shore Sportsman – a hunting and fishing store located at 8232 Ocean Gateway in Easton.
I am originally from Ruxton in Baltimore studied filmmaking in Vermont at Windham College and worked for CBS, NBC and ABC as a northeast new stringer. Following the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in 1980 I moved to Oxford. My first impression of Oxford was “it’s just like New England only flat and warm”. I got my first job in maryland working for Sports Scene Magazine at Channel 2 in Baltimore. With the change over from Film to Video tape I retired to the Oxford Strand to sell windsurfers and work at the Masthead Restaurant as a bartender. In 1986 I passed my Real Estate exam and went to work as a full time Realtor. I started a Boutique Real Estate business known as Tred Avon Properties which I then sold to Coldwell Banker. When my non-compete expired I decided to join forces with Exit Latham Realty.
Over the years I have assisted by being the listing or sales agent for a number of noteable properties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Talbot, Dorchester and Queen Anne County including Deepwater Point, Hills Cove Farm, Windy River, Wintersell, Shipyard Point, Long Point, Middle Springs, Ingleton Manor, Woodwinds, Beverly, Little Beverly and Rabbit Point. In addition to properties on the Eastern Shore I have helped buyers in Baltimore County and Middleburg Virginia. With my International Property designation I have also assisted in a purchase in France and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
I have helped found the Oxford Business Association. I am still a founding member and also sit on the board for the Tred Avon Players. I am the Fleet Admiral of the Cardboard Boat Races that raises funds for the Special Olympics of Maryland and have been for the last 16 years. I am a Past Vice President of the Oxford Museum and on occasion will give Historic Tours of Oxford and assist with the July Fourth Celebration in the Oxford Park and Oxford Ghost Walks. I currently reside in Oxford with my wife Leigh and my daughter Galen.
What I like the best about the real estate business is helping people. If I can find you just the right house and I see you years later and the first thing you tell me is we are still in our house and just love it then I know I did well and that makes me smile.
CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS FOR WILLIAM MARQUESS
◦Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
◦Graduate of the Realtors Institute, GRI
◦Certified International Property Specialist, CIPS
◦Accredited Buyers Reprehensive, ABR
◦Resort and Second Home Specialist, RSPS
◦Certified Default Resolution Specialist, CDRS
◦Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE
◦Green Broker, GREEN
◦Electronic Profession, EPRO
◦At Home With Diversity, 1-America