Welcome to Yaffe Real Estate!
We are based in Owings Mills, Maryland and have a great deal of expertise to share with you about the Baltimore metropolitan marketplace – from Baltimore City and the surrounding areas including Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Howard County, to Harford County – and can help you find the perfect home to buy or rent or guide you in selling your home. We can even support you with property management. To be more specific in terms of which Maryland towns we focus on, we can guide you with buying, selling or renting properties in:
- Owings Mills, Owings Mills New Town and Reisterstown
- Odenton, Piney Orchard, Seven Oaks and Hanover
- Lutherville, Timonium, Towson, Cockeysville and Hunt Valley
- Bel Air, Abington, Aberdeen and White Marsh
- Baltimore City
- Columbia and Ellicott City
We invite you to learn more about Yaffe Real Estate. Read our article titled 3 Reasons Why Yaffe Real Estate Got Started in The Baltimore Market and meet the members of the Yaffe Team, by reading our biographies below.
And learn from others like you Why Choose Yaffe Real Estate For All Your Baltimore Real Estate Needs.
We look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs and hope to make your move as smooth as possible. For more personalized service, please call us directly at 410-902-1100. Happy House Hunting!
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Linda Bass Yaffe » Broker/Owner
Linda has been in the real estate business since 1992. She began her career as a corporate attorney at one of Baltimore’s top law firms. Linda then joined a variety of real estate companies before opening her own Century 21 office in 1997. From 1997 – 2007, Linda and her husband, Wayne, owned and operated two Century 21 locations, Owings Mills and Odenton. In 2007, Linda, Wayne and the team decided to become independent and Yaffe Real Estate was born, a boutique real estate brokerage that serves all of the real estate needs of its clients. Traditional sales, short sales, relocation, rentals, property management, etc. Easy transactions and more complex transactions - whatever the situation, Linda and her team can handle it with professionalism and expertise. Linda & Wayne also started Chesapeake Property Management, Inc. in 1997, a property management company that serves the Baltimore Metro Area.
Along with running Yaffe Real Estate, Linda keeps busy with her three children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading good books, walking on the beach, exercising and volunteering in a variety of organizations. A lifelong Baltimore resident, Linda enjoys Baltimore's easy access to restaurants, shopping, parks, great neighborhoods and friendly people. A Ravens season ticket holder, you can often find her cheering on the Ravens, the Terps, and the Orioles.
Wayne Yaffe » Principal
As Owner and President of CHesapeake Property Management, Inc., Wayne strives to treat each rental property as if it were his own. A former homebuilder, Wayne brings his experience and knowledge to into each property management situation so that he can provide the best customer service possible to his clients. Chesapeake Property Management is currently managing over 150 properties in the Baltimore Metro Area and are here to provide "peace of mind" to their clients who are all over the world.
Wayne, Linda & the kids live in Baltimore. In his free time, Wayne enjoys coaching his children's basketball and lacrosse teams, playing golf, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.
Mary Towle » Real Estate Partner
With over 10 years of experience, Mary is an expert at knowing exactly what you want in your next home. A Hunt Valley resident, Mary will help you to feel comfortable throughout the process of buying, selling or renting your home. Mary believes in working with a supportive team that values honesty and integrity and she brings these elements to each settlement. Highly skilled in providing accurate knowledge and alternatives about your transaction, Mary will efficiently guide you through the real estate process.
When she's not assisting her clients, Mary enjoys family time at lacrosse matches and watching the Ravens games. A few of Mary's favorite things include cooking, painting, and traveling to the beach.
Jessica Alperstein » Real Estate Partner
A lifelong Pikesville, Maryland resident, Jessica is very knowledgeable about the Baltimore metro area. Whether you need assistance with buying, selling, property management, foreclosures or short sales, Jessica’s no nonsense attitude and tireless work ethic will pave the way to a smooth settlement. In addition to being a licensed real estate agent, Jessica is also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). Prior to the real estate business, Jessica was in the hospitality industry, working at various hotels and restaurants. She certainly understands customer service and is here to help each of her clients achieve their real estate dreams.
Jessica enjoys spending quality time at home with her husband and two children. She is a Ravens fan and a self proclaimed foodie and loves discovering new restaurants and foods. She loves Baltimore’s easy access to fine dining, farmers’ markets, concerts, parks and other fun activities.
Kristin Karukas » Office Manager
Whether you are buying, selling or renting a home, Kristin is the one person you are lucky to have by your side through the process. Since the office opened in 1997, Kristin has performed practically every role in the brokerage and is currently the Office Manager for both Yaffe Real Estate and Chesapeake Property Management. She is thorough, having attained the knowledge and integrity it takes to help you feel confident when making the biggest investment decision of your life.
Outside of the office, Kristin likes to spend time with her three teenage daughters, especially cheering them on the soccer field. She also enjoys watching Ravens’ football and relaxing with a book on the beach.
To learn more about Kristin, read Meet Kristin Karukas, Yaffe Team Office Manager.