About Us

Real Estate As It Should Be

Welcome to Ray Gernhart & Associates! With over 35 years of experience in the DMV area, our team has helped ease the transition for families moving in and out of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. Each year, nearly 70% of our clients come from referrals including early customers’ children.

We pride ourselves on marrying an extraordinary service with intelligent market strategy to help clients get the results they want. Through leading-edge customer relationship management (CRM) technology and digital marketing, we are able to instantly connect sellers with buyers and provide buyers with listings that match their criteria.

Above all, our agents are what makes our agency unique. In our eyes, service is everything. Ray Gernhart & Associates agents are dedicated to service their clients and support their communities. Our agents are positioned across the DMV area, available to give clients the quickest, most comprehensive access to the finest properties, purchasers, and neighborhood information.

Meet our Team

Our team takes a uniquely personal approach to real estate—one that puts the best interest of our clients first!

RAY GERNHART
President & Founder
RAY GERNHART
President & Founder

Ray Gernhart has spent over 35 years taking an unorthodox approach to real estate: “Buying and selling a home should be FUN!”

RUTH GARVEY
Associate Broker VA, DC & MD
RUTH GARVEY
Associate Broker VA, DC & MD

Ruth has been with the RGA Realty group since 2015 and has always been one of our top agents! She is one of the few people around actually native to the DMV.

ANGELA WARREN
Realtor, Senior Associate
ANGELA WARREN
Realtor, Senior Associate

A multi-faceted Realtor who turns a NO into a YES. A master negotiator focusing on Women Purchasers, Senior Adults, Military, Foreign Nationals, Short Sales and Tax Exempt Borrowers.

VIK NARULA
Realtor, Senior Associate
VIK NARULA
Realtor, Senior Associate

With 10 years of experience as a Realtor working with homeowners, buyers and savvy investors, Vik has been very successful achieving his client’s goals.

JOHN PIONKE
Realtor, Senior Associate
JOHN PIONKE
Realtor, Senior Associate

My clients call me “The Shock Absorber” because I take all the bumps in the road ensuring they have a smooth transaction and closing. I take pride in staying on top of every transaction I am involved with.

Pankita Patel
Realtor, Sales Associate
Pankita Patel
Realtor, Sales Associate

Introducing Pankita, a dynamic and experienced realtor serving DMV Metro area. With a diverse background in banking and finance, coupled with a rich multicultural upbringing across four countries, Pankita brings a unique perspective to the real estate market.

Wazir Shpoon
Realtor, Sales Associate
Wazir Shpoon
Realtor, Sales Associate

Wazir understands that each client’s needs are different and will develop an individual plan that works for each client.

Luis
Luis Quetell
Realtor, Sales Associate
Luis Quetell
Realtor, Sales Associate

Hello! I’m Luis, a military veteran with a strong sense of duty and a commitment to excellence so I’ve transitioned into the real estate industry to continue helping others in a new capacity.

our expertise

From our experience helping clients to buy, rent, and sell thousands of homes in the Greater DC, Virginia, and Maryland for over 35 years, we have developed a number of specialties including:

First Time Home Buyers
With our experienced DMV agents on your side, you can search for your first home with confidence.
Military Housing
Our team understands the particular benefits and needs of a military staff and their families.
Free Home Valuations
Get your FREE professional home valuation. No agreement required.
Downsizing
Smaller homes such as condos or townhomes and many more options exist in the DMV area for residents looking to downsize.
Upsizing
Moving up to a larger home can feel like a complicated task. With our experienced DMV agents by your side

Ready To Meet?

Contact us today to meet with one of our agents!


What Our Clients Say About Us

We are happy to share reviews from our wonderful clients!

Ray and John were incredible to work with as a first-time homebuyer. They were extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods and condominiums all over Northern Virginia and were able to provide excellent advice regarding each property I was interested in. Above all, they helped me make a creative offer that was accepted over other bids in a very competitive market without going over my budget. John was extremely helpful and responsive to any question I asked and helped me navigate the whole process. Thanks to them, I have my first home and an opportunity to build wealth. I will recommend Ray and John to anyone who asks!
by Nicholas Simons
I can't thank Ray and his team enough for helping us find a place in a mad dash to include finding us a mortgage team that could do a fast turn around. We were under a 5 day time crunch to find a house and Ray took the time to focus on our needs and found us specifically what we were looking for in a home and price. He even took the time to go with us personally and point out what was a good buy and what he would not invest in. We went into contract during the Covid outbreak and he made sure to keep everything on track and safely get us through the signing so we were not stuck in a hotel. Moving every three years gets annoying so it's nice to have an enjoyable home buying experience. Highly recommend Ray and his team.
by M Kav
Ray and his team sold my first house and helped us purchase our second three years ago. I’m SO happy and comfortable with Ray and his team’s performance that I had zero hesitation in asking him to start looking for our second move to an area about an hour from where we are now. EXCELLENT service, I 100% could not be happier! The level of honesty, professionalism, service, and friendliness are impeccable and we are super picky people! Hands down everything I would expect and could possibly ask for in a realtor.
by Michelle M

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