Meet The Team


  • OVER $150 MillionDollars Sold in 2020
  • Over $1 Billion Dollars Sold & Settled

    Best Team by Washingtonian Magazine 2019

    #1 Group in the #1 Office of Long & Foster


  • Licensed in Maryland, DC & Virginia
  • Buyer Agency Services Available


Eco-friendly Design and Construction
Investment Property
New Construction
Resale Residential
Specializes in Relocations
Suburban Living
Urban Living
Works With First Time Home Buyers
Languages: English, Portuguese


Wendy Banner – Associate Broker, Licensed in MD, DC & VA
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Wendy is committed to providing ultimate professional service with a personal touch. Specializing in luxury and upper-brackets properties throughout Bethesda and the Metropolitan Region for over 28 years, Wendy has assembled an energetic team of consummate professionals, and is among the Top Five Long & Foster sales associates in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and is ranked #74 in the Top 100 agents Nationwide published by the Wall Street Journal. Whether seeking to build new construction, buy, or sell a current property, choose The Banner Team to ensure a successful real estate experience!


Julia Fortin – Agent, Licensed in MD, DC & VA
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Julia discovered real estate at a young age and has thrived in the business during times of both boom and bust. Julia is always thrilled to guide first-time homebuyers through the transaction process from start to finish, using the superb resources available to her as a member of The Banner Team. An area resident for over fifteen years, Julia is licensed in all three jurisdictions in the metropolitan area. Julia has extraordinary market knowledge which she combines with her background in Economics to provide keen market analysis to her clients. Julia’s clients know her as a dedicated professional whose experience makes her an excellent choice to represent you purchasing or selling property in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


paulaPaula Nesbitt – Agent, Licensed in MD & DC
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With a 20+ year background in sales, Paula Nesbitt’s reputation for trustworthiness makes her the top choice to represent you when buying or selling a home. Paula’s keen and honest assessment of any situation makes for the most efficient transaction possible with the most profitable results for her clients.


Michelle Teichberg – Agent, Licensed in MD & DC
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Born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, Michelle shares her clients’ deep affection for the community and has personal knowledge of the Greater Metro area. She has witnessed, first hand, the development of the housing market and understands its history, current value and greatest opportunities. Prior to her successful real estate career, Michelle negotiated and managed national advertising contracts between fortune 500 companies and television networks. Today, her business experience, negotiating skills and housing market knowledge, make her an exceptional choice in fulfilling your real estate goals. Michelle takes pride in providing attentive, personal and caring service for her clients. Her keen eye for design, outgoing personality and industry knowledge, will afford you the best possible outcome of your buying or selling needs. Michelle currently resides in North Potomac, MD


ileneIlene Gordon – Agent, Licensed in MD & DC
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As a native Washingtonian from a family of real estate professionals, Ilene brings a wealth of market knowledge to new home buyers, sellers and investors. Ilene’s clients appreciate her dedication and professionalism as she works to find them their ideal home at the best value throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Ilene has served on Boards at the Bullis School and The Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and currently serves on the Foundation Board of the Washington Hospital Center.


Brooke Bassin – Agent, Licensed in MD and DC
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Brooke is a third generation Washingtonian and DC resident with a deeply rooted familiarity of the DC Metro area. Raised in a family of real estate professionals, Brooke was exposed to the business from a young age. After graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, she traded in a view of the Rockies to return to her native Washington and began her career in real estate with the Banner Team in 2012. She was quickly drawn to the magnetic DC market and prides herself in providing a wealth of knowledge of current trends to her peers and first-time home buyers. Licensed in DC and MD, Brooke has an innate ability to listen and assist her clients in finding the perfect property and guiding them through the transaction process with ease. Brooke subscribes to the belief that there’s no place like home and brings her drive and sense of humor to ensure a smooth (and fun!) home-buying/selling experience.


Gail Gordon – Agent, Licensed in MD and DC
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Gail moved to the National Capital Area from Montreal, Canada with her husband and two young daughters in 1990. Relocating several times within Montgomery County and DC- buying, selling, and building her family’s homes- she has a wealth of experience and resources to share. With a background in management and administration, she has facilitated transactions from Capitol Hill to Bethesda and Potomac, helping newcomers, first-time homebuyers, empty nesters making a transition, and clients simply looking for a home more suitable to their changing needs. Repeat business and referrals from happy customers reflect her commitment to treating all clients with the same personal attention she would give to family and close friends.


Pat Karta – Agent, Licensed in MD
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Pat moved to Montgomery County from Connecticut with her family in 1993. Coupled with a background in Education and Financial Planning, Pat’s real estate market knowledge and negotiating skills makes her an excellent choice for any of your real estate needs. Licensed in Maryland, Pat’s integrity and attention to detail along with a client centered approach will ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. Whether you are a first time home buyer, a move up buyer or looking to down size, Pat’s professionalism and engaging personality will ensure the perfect buying/selling experience possible.


Jody Aucamp – Agent, Licensed in MD
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A third generation Realtor, Jody has been involved in real estate for the past 30 years. In 2007, Jody and her family relocated to Montgomery County from South Florida. Specializing in luxury properties in Bethesda, Potomac and throughout Montgomery County, Jody has an excellent record for success in marketing homes for sellers and finding the perfect homes for buyers. Providing personal service with integrity, professionalism and a positive can-do attitude are key to Jody’s success and has earned respect from not only her peers but the entire real estate community. Most importantly, Jody values her relationship with clients, many of whom become lifelong friends.


Office Administration:
Cathy Jalbert – Team Leader
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Karin Schiffman – Showing Assistant
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Ashley Vonada- Listing Coordinator
Crystle Alfrido- Field Coordinator
Office telephone number: 301-365-9090
Fax number: 301-365-4037