Rick Thompson, Owner and Team Leader of Rick Thompson & Team, was born, raised and is current resident of his hometown of Damascus, MD. He graduated from Damascus High School and became a business owner by the age of 21. Rick has spent the last 40+ years successfully running his own businesses. Starting with a home goods store specializing in bedding, he ran that business for 20 years. Big changes came along when he became a realtor in 1993 and was the “Rookie of the Year” that year. He has been in the top 1% of Realtors every year since then. His business has consistently grown every year and in 2005 he decided it was time to get a team of agents to work with. His focus is client care with the highest level of customer service. Ask any of his past clients and they will undoubtedly tell you that he is always available to answer any question, give much appreciated advice or refer a trusted contractor/service provider when needed. Rick’s vision of where this market is going is always ahead of the curve and he looks forward to another decade of exponential growth and success. The Team looks forward to helping you, your family and friends make their next Real Estate move.
You deserve a real estate agent who gets the job done and is a pleasure to work with. Raised in a ‘real estate family’ in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Chris Thompson is a 9-year real estate veteran and has represented buyers and sellers in a wide array of real estate transactions. After graduating from Queens University of Charlotte, where he received a BA in Communication, Chris returned home to work alongside his father, building a solid foundation of capability and compassion. “In the end, it’s about more than just the results, it’s a matter of achieving great results and having made the entire experience as pleasurable as possible.” Chris has become Montgomery County’s ‘Go-To’ agent and is known as a consistent leader with with a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests. Savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity, energy, and hard work as the hallmarks of Chris’ services. Thanks to his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business form the foundation of Chris’ career. As a Damascus High School graduate, and current Mt. Airy resident, Chris is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys serving as the head coach of his alma mater’s lacrosse team while showing clients the best the MD ‘burbs of DC have to offer.
Originally from Colombia, South America, Angela moved to Maryland in 1975, grew up in Montgomery County and has been proud to call Montgomery County “Home” ever since. She attended the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) and graduated with a B.S. in Advertising and Design with a specialization in Photography. After graduation she worked with commercial photographers and then ran her own photography business until her second son was born in 1997. She stayed home with the kids for a few years while they were young but returned to the business world once they both started school with new focus and goals. It was during the purchase of her first home in the early 90’s that Angela seriously considered getting into the business of Real Estate as the experience was so positive during her purchase. She knew she wanted to help people achieve their homeownership goals so she’s done so by applying her exceptional people and negotiating skills that she acquired running her own business and incorporating her background in advertising and photography to complete her business plan. She has been selling real estate full time now for over 10 years focusing mainly in upper Montgomery and lower Frederick Counties. One of her greatest joys is helping first time buyers. The purchase of your first home is truly an exciting time and she makes it her job to keep her clients well informed and properly guided so that the process can be enjoyable and not full of stress. On the flip side, her advertising and photography skills are fully employed when it comes to helping sellers sell their homes. We know that buyers begin their home search online and it’s a fact that a home that is properly marketed using high quality photographs sells faster and for more money. Combine that with our team’s Smart Seller Program and you get an agent that can sell your home for top dollar and in most cases in less than 29 days*
Angela currently lives in Germantown with her 2 kids helping them with all of life’s exciting twists and turns as they navigate through their College days. She and her boys like to vacation in the warm waters of Florida. The three of them love Scuba Diving and take a yearly trip to dive together somewhere warm. Her oldest son is currently studying Marine Biology and her youngest son is steering towards Computer Engineering. Her long term goals include making a move to warmer country but until then, you can rest assured that she will continue to be on the #1 Team Marketing Maryland Homes For Sale and making homeownership a wonderful reality for many buyers.
Edward Towey has been living in Montgomery County for the past 14 years with his wife and 2 kids. They came from Florida when his wife’s employment with Marriott transferred them and now they are happy to call Maryland home. Ed is a proud Father of two active kids that are enjoying their middle and high school days. Prior to selling real estate, Edward spent 20 years in the Hospitality industry and 7 years with Montgomery County Public Schools. Ed’s current goal is to help first time buyers achieve home ownership with guidance, education and complete support throughout the process. Additionally, Ed takes great care of the many clients we have who prefer to rent. He takes pride in showing our rental clients how to navigate through the rental process so that they can also realize their goals of establishing a home. Ed has been a wonderful addition to the Rick Thompson Team with his many years of experience, friendly smile and sincere desire to help our clients.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and I have been in Montgomery County area for over nine years now. I am a Property Management Guru and have been in the business for over eight years. I am married with two children and understand the need for wanting to have a home for your children to grow up in. Buying your first home is very important and finding a great community and school system is very important.
After several years, we started to outgrow our first home and was suddenly in the market for more space. We were in a tough position in which, we could not sell our first home so we became landlords in 2011. Through trial and error in combination with my property management skills, we are successful and earning a profit.
We then purchased a second but temporary home that allowed us to save money for several years so that we could save and then get exactly what we wanted. We then sold that home and made a great profit that allowed us to purchase our third and current home. We are slowly becoming empty nesters and will soon be looking to downsize.
In saying all that, I can offer you experience with buying, selling, renting or becoming a landlord. Our team is also knowledgeable with regards to choosing investment properties. We are here to help you find your forever home or home for now.
A lifelong Washingtonian, Dave Blankenship has spent the last 26 years in Montgomery County with his wife and 4 kids. He is an Army veteran and the director of Germantown Wrestling, a youth wrestling program he founded in 2011. Prior to selling real estate Dave worked with Fortune 500 companies all over the United States as a long contract negotiator. His vast contract knowledge and persistence will help make your real estate transaction a success. He is a great addition to the Rick & Chris Thompson Team.
As a Montgomery County native, Ashley is extremely knowledgeable about the Montgomery and Frederick County areas. Born and raised here in Montgomery County, she graduated from Damascus High School in 2005 and immediately began cosmetology school. Shortly after finishing her cosmetology program she began working at a prestigious salon in the Kentlands. Her job as a creative director allows her to exercise her creative thinking, multitasking, and customer service skills. Through these experiences, Ashley discovered her true passion is working with people. “At the end of the day, putting a smile on someone’s face is incredibly satisfying.”
While Ashley was developing her professional career, she got married, bought a home in Ijamsville, and had four beautiful daughters. It was during the purchase of her home that her interest in the real estate field surfaced. “The prospect of helping others find the place they would call HOME is extremely exciting. The home buying process should be a happy and exciting time!”
One of Ashley’s favorite hobbies is Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). The self motivation, training, and teamwork involved in OCR has helped in her professional endeavors. Ashley is very excited to join the Rick & Chris Thompson Team and help you find your dream home!