What our agents & staff are saying #lovewhereyouwork

You might be curious — and may have even asked one of our agents — about what it’s really like at Patterson-Schwartz. With such remarkable retention of highly tenured agents at PSA, what makes an agent choose us on day one, day 7,300, and every day in between? We recently spoke with three agents and employees based in our Hockessin office. Here is what they had to say.

Why did you choose PSA?

Dan Logan joined PSA Hockessin in 2004 and is the leader of the Dan Logan Group. Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Delaware by News Journal readers every year since 2014, Dan and his team assist clients across DE, PA, and MD. His dog, Isabelle, is his constant companion and honorary team member, accompanying him on settlement & listing appointments

This is a company that redefines integrity. If they say it, it happens.

“My quest to find the right broker took some time. I was new, dressed in a suit, with a resume in hand. The first broker spent a fair amount of time telling me how great they were. The second broker cared nothing about what I might say or offer and tried to get me to sign a paper to join within the first five minutes. Feeling somewhat dejected, I tried the third broker: Patterson-Schwartz. Talk about day and night. I met with Joe Pluscht, the Sales Manager at the time, and he spent over two hours with me. He showed me all the numbers that I later learned he is so famous for, but, more importantly, I felt at home and at ease. Questions were asked of me, something I never experienced before.”  

“Joe is now the CEO and what I have seen is that his leadership style, ease of accessibility, and genuineness has clearly flowed throughout the organization. Joining this family was the best decision I ever made. This is a company that redefines integrity. If they say it, it happens.”

What sets PSA apart as a company? 

Gail Sawdon recently celebrated 15 years with PSA as a property manager and the assistant to the Director of Property Management. In addition to her portfolio of residential properties, Gail has managed properties for the National Park Service, Brandywine Conservancy, Winterthur, and Salesianum School. 

The company’s strong leadership has guided us through market downturns and we came out better and stronger.

“What I appreciate about working for Patterson Schwartz is the strong leadership and support. Even though Patterson Schwartz is a large company the owners are always accessible. If you see them in the hallway they always stop and ask about you and your family. The company’s strong leadership has guided us through market downturns and we came out better and stronger.”

What keeps you here? 

MaryBeth Tribbitt hit her milestone 25-year anniversary this year. She is the team leader for The Tribbitt Group and has handled virtually every type of home from small condos to large estates. MaryBeth is based in New Castle County, but grew up in Lewes and has extensive knowledge of the coastal areas of southern Delaware. 

The Patterson-Schwartz leadership never waivers in its support of its agents -whether it’s dealing with a difficult transaction, making career choices, or sharing personal situations, they are there for us!

“I am often asked why I – and many other agents and staff – have stayed with the Patterson-Schwartz organization for so long. Simply put, Patterson-Schwartz exceeds expectations on all levels. First of all, Patterson-Schwartz provides its agents with the finest tools and resources that enable them to grow their practices and hone their skills. The knowledgeable technical staff, the innovative marketing department, and the administrative and support personnel all work together to ensure agents are receiving on-going guidance and tutelage. The Patterson-Schwartz leadership never waivers in its support of its agents -whether it’s dealing with a difficult transaction, making career choices, or sharing personal situations, they are there for us! They acknowledge that we are all in this together and that our combined efforts make for a strong company with a well-respected presence in the industry and in the community. I cherish the many personal and business relationships I have formed at Patterson-Schwartz over the past 25 years, and I am looking forward to many more productive years with this preeminent company. Thank you, Patterson-Schwartz… it has been my pleasure to be associated with you!”

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Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate is Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage and offers a full range of services that include residential home sales, purchase and rental, relocation services, and property management. We’ve been guiding home buyers and sellers since 1961, and invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

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Real Local, Real People: PSA’s Angela Allen

Meet Angela Allen, the assistant manager of the Hockessin office and team lead for The Angela Allen Group! From assisting clients across Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to patiently coaching new agents with business planning and education sessions, Angela knows the ingredients for success and applies it to everything she does. We sat down with Angela to learn a little more about her, what she does at Patterson-Schwartz, and why she loves her job.

How did you choose your career in real estate?

I have always had a love of real estate. When I was little, I would always take the paper flyer for the homes on the market in my neighborhood. I would study every fact about the home. Neighbors would see a “for sale” sign and they would call me to ask the price and details about the home — I was their go-to for real estate information! My husband is in the home building and land development side of real estate. He was the one that pushed me off the fence to get my license.

How long have you been at PSA?

I have happily been with PSA my entire career. I will be celebrating my 11th year in real estate in the fall! As a new agent, I was drawn to PSA for education as well as further career development training. The entire organization welcomed me with open arms and I felt like I was at home… at work!

What keeps you here?

The family-friendly atmosphere.  Everyone is cheering for everyone else to succeed. The management and office support are second to none.

Tell us what you love about your job.

I love helping buyers find their first home or maybe their dream home. I enjoy assisting sellers close one chapter and move on to the next one. As an assistant manager, I thoroughly enjoy the interaction I have with our amazing family of agents. Watching them succeed and celebrating the big and little victories makes me love my job!

How do you like to spend a relaxing day?

My ideal relaxing day is spent on my boat on the river with my husband and son.  With our phones attached to our hip, we are on call 24/7.  Being on the water is my way of decompressing. 

Ready to grow with us?

As you can tell, Angela believes helping and supporting others — whether they’re a client or a co-worker — is how we all succeed. If you’re intrigued by how you’ll be supported beyond your expectations, we’d love to chat with you about a career with Patterson-Schwartz!

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Headquartered in the town of Hockessin, Delaware, Patterson-Schwartz has been lighting the way home for over 60 years. We are Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage with ten offices and over 550 sales associates and staff. We offer a full range of services including residential home sales and rentals, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

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Singer, Dancer, Super-Agent: Who do you want by your side?

Contributing blogger Charlie Schwartz, II, shares industry insight and the importance of having the guidance of a true real estate professional in the July 2022 Schwartz Report.

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted in June to raise the fed-funds rate* by three quarters of a point, the steepest single rate rise since 1994. Mortgage rates hovered around 3% at the beginning of the year but are now double that and likely climbing. Clearly, we are in a transitioning real estate market for the first time in more than a decade.

Expert guidance for a song?

I’ll start a bit tongue-in-cheek with the old joke about the fellow who goes into a pet store to buy a canary. He hears a beautiful song coming from one of the cages and goes over to investigate. He’s enchanted by the melody but notices after a bit that the bird with the beautiful song is missing a leg. So he calls the pet store owner over and says, “This bird has a wonderful song but look, it only has one leg.”  The owner doesn’t miss a beat: “What do you want: a singer or a dancer?” Stick with me folks, I’m going somewhere with this.

We have seen the subject pop up countless times about whether it makes sense in any market to pay full real estate commissions to your real estate agent to manage the sale of your home.  “Why should I pay so much to hire an expert when houses have been selling themselves and a mere posting anywhere will generate multiple and escalating offers?” Even the downtrodden buyers of late might ask, “why should I pay a fee to my buyer’s agent to find me the right home when everything is online?” The answer is straightforward but has gotten little attention lately —because you are depending on this person and his or her company to help you reach your goals in a sale or purchase.  Going forward, you need an expert guide if you are traveling an unmarked and even dangerous road.

You see, selling or buying is not an event. It is a process. Frequently, it proves to be a long process. So when contemplating either a purchase or a sale, you’ll need a committed guide who has both product knowledge and process skill to get you where you need to go. Finding a buyer willing and able to pay market value at a time of mass uncertainty takes a true professional. A minor miscalculation in trying to time the market could cost thousands. Finding reasonable financing alternatives at affordable rates isn’t a walk in the park today either. A superior agent will be there working for you right up until the closing and will stay with you long after that as well.

“Shopping” for the right agent

So, choosing the right agent to represent your interests is definitely not like going to the pet store.  There are many more choices than just singers or dancers. I’ll set down here four criteria to judge by and then one bottom-line question when making that choice in the upcoming market.

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About Patterson-Schwartz

At Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate we are proud of our 60+ year legacy that proves we are prepared for any market challenge and only getting stronger. As Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage, we are represented by ten offices and over 550 highly-skilled sales associates and staff. Our full range of services include residential home sales and rentals, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local super-agent.

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A Homecoming Celebration: PSA Chesapeake City 1 Year Later

On her birthday in 2021, Amber Durand received a call from her former Patterson-Schwartz sales manager, Chris Cashman. As calls with old friends typically go, once the well-wishes were expressed, the two got to chatting. Amber, who then-managed her own boutique brokerage, told Chris she was looking for a change.  

Welcome home

Amber launched her real estate career in 2010 and spent ten years with Patterson-Schwartz as a member of the PSA Elkton and Newark offices. During that time, she successfully grew her business and established The Durand Group with a dedicated team of her PSA colleagues. Looking to expand into a different market, she decided to relocate her team to Chesapeake City and set up a shop as a small, independent brand with a different brokerage. 

“I was proud of what I had launched in Chesapeake City, but I was ready to take things to another level,” says Amber. When Chris called her, she was already entertaining partnership offers from two well-established real estate companies.  

“Talking to Chris, I realized I missed all of the good people and good systems in place at Patterson-Schwartz. He knew my style and history, and it wasn’t long before we were discussing a new opportunity to merge everything I had created on my own with the independent brokerage.” Summer 2022 will mark the one-year anniversary of Amber and the Durand Group’s return to Patterson-Schwartz. 

Patterson-Schwartz Chesapeake City Grand Opening Celebration August 2021 with Amber Durand

A thriving team 

Amber Durand and her 15-member (and growing) office have a diverse background and serve Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. They are a close-knit group with core members who have been involved since the beginning. Amber met her colleague, Dale Jackson, in pre-licensing school; the two quickly connected and joined Patterson-Schwartz as new agents together. Alison Adams was a team member with the Durand Group at PSA Elkton, and became Amber’s first independent agent to be hired when she opened her brokerage in 2019. And as often happens in real estate, Jill Lively was a former client who became a friend; she came onboard to assist with marketing & administrative support in 2014 before pursuing her real estate license with Amber’s guidance.

Amber likes to regularly gather the office for fun things like happy hours and community events, but she remains focused on creating career development opportunities for the Chesapeake City agents through sales meetings and “lunch and learn” workshops. She describes her management style as very hands-on and is eager to give her team an edge when it comes to the local market.

“Running my office independently, I find myself invested more than ever in the training and development of my agents,” says Amber. “I truly enjoy teaching and I pull a lot from my own experience. I want new agents to benefit right away from the knowledge I had to gain over years and years in the industry.” 

Love where you live

Located off State Route 213 along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City features many historic homes, shops, galleries, fine restaurants, bed & breakfasts, and boating amenities. And while it is within easy driving distance of several large cities, the charming town maintains a “miles-away” feel.  

“I was instantly drawn to this little waterfront village and knew it would be an excellent place to grow my brand,” says Amber, who lives within walking distance to her office, serves on the Chamber of Commerce, and recently decided to run for town council. “There’s a lot of exciting development opportunities here along with a strong sense of community. Our office loves participating in local events like the Sip & Stroll, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the car show.” 

Originally intended to be Amber’s personal residence, 327 Bohemia Avenue serves as her team’s home-base. The restored historic home, built in 1874, has an inviting front porch, first floor meeting and lounge areas, upstairs office space, and a detached garage that houses an inventory of lawn signage and a curated collection of home staging items. 

It’s as special and unique a space as the town itself.  

About Patterson-Schwartz

Patterson-Schwartz is proud to have Amber back as a member of the PSA family. We’ve been lighting the way home for over 60 years and are thrilled to expand our services in Cecil County with the help of Amber and her Chesapeake City team. We are Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage with ten offices and over 550 sales associates and staff. We offer a full range of services including residential home sales and rentals, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

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Best of the Best: PSA Agents & Teams Rank Nationally

RealTrends recently released the 2022 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals rankings, and Patterson-Schwartz is thrilled to see some of our best and brightest agents and teams on the list!

Patterson-Schwartz agents & teams on America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list 2022

Now in its 10th year, the rankings consist of the top 1.5% of more than 1.6 million licensed real estate professionals nationwide in closed transaction sides and closed volume for 2021. In total, over 23,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best.

As a local brokerage based in the second smallest state, seeing nine of our 500 real estate professionals make this nationwide list speaks volumes about our PSA family. Each Delaware honoree earned their spot during one of the most competitive real estate years in the state’s history. We are proud of our 60+ year legacy that proves we are prepared for any market challenge and only getting stronger.

Being recognized among the highest performing agents in the United States is a well-deserved honor for these tireless, resilient, and hard-working members of the PSA family. Get to know them on the list below!

America’s Best – Delaware Rankings 2022

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Locally Grown, Nationally Recognized

Headquartered in the town of Hockessin, Delaware, Patterson-Schwartz has been lighting the way home for over 60 years. We are Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage with ten offices and over 550 sales associates and staff. We offer a full range of services including residential home sales and rentals, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

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Patterson-Schwartz: Enhancing the Home Valuation Experience

Keeping pace with an ever-evolving local market is important, but finding reliable information can be a challenge. Patterson-Schwartz understands this challenge and is pleased to announce a new partnership with CloudCMA and Homebeat, leaders in the home valuation tool industry.   

What is a CMA?

A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is the term real estate professionals use when they conduct an in-depth analysis of a home’s current worth based on the prices of similar active, pending, and sold properties in the area. Real estate professionals present a CMA to their clients to help them determine a price when listing a home or making an offer to buy a home. 

CloudCMA provides our sales associates with the real-time data and innovative tools necessary to guide clients through crucial price-related decisions. When it comes time to list your home for sale, you can depend on our sales associates to provide the very best CMA reporting and personalize it to you.  In the meantime, how can you stay informed on the market and begin to understand the true value of your home?  

A local real estate expert is your best resource  

A flood of websites out there promise an instant value for your home, but, in reality, they are rarely accurate. There are so many factors that contribute to a property’s value that these online models overlook, including the property’s condition. Only a licensed real estate professional familiar with your area can give you a true idea of what your home is worth. In that regard, you should avoid relying solely on a website to determine your home’s value, but understanding local housing trends is a great place to start.

On the fence about selling? Try Homebeat! 

Homebeat through Patterson-Schwartz allows you to regularly check the sales activity of the homes around yours. As a Homebeat subscriber, updates about your neighborhood’s housing trends are emailed to you at the frequency of your choice. Each report includes properties in your neighborhood with MLS and market data, and refreshes automatically with the most recent listings and sales information available.

When you’re ready to consider selling, a Patterson-Schwartz sales associate can upgrade your Homebeat to a comprehensive CMA and deliver it to you in the method you prefer: in-person, electronically, or video chat. The knowledge and personal care of our local experts paired with the innovative reporting data from CloudCMA will help you list your home with confidence in any market. To keep your finger on the pulse of the market, get started with Homebeat today!

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Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate is Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage and offers a full range of services that include residential home sales, purchase and rental, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert. We’ve been guiding home buyers and sellers since 1961.

Patterson-Schwartz is a Top Independent Broker, #1 in Del.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate is proud to be among the nation’s top brokerages in The RealTrends Five Hundredan annual report published by RealTrends of the top 500 independent real estate brokerages in the United States. Ranking 71st nationally and maintaining the number one spot as Delaware’s leading locally owned and independently operated brokerage, Patterson-Schwartz had a total sales volume of $1,660,820,573.00 with 4,593 transaction sides in 2021. 

Rooted in Service

Patterson-Schwartz may stand out as one of the few locally owned companies in an industry dominated in recent days by big brands and franchises, but our connection to the community and its people is hardly a novelty. Opening in 1961 in a semi-detached Wilmington home with just 10 associates, Patterson-Schwartz now has 10 offices across the state and into Maryland, and is home to over 500 real estate professionals and staff.

We know this market. We are this market. We came from this market so there isn’t much locally that escapes our notice.

Charlie Schwartz, II, son of founder Charlie Schwartz, Sr.

For over 60 years, we have been honing an ability to adapt and overcome market challenges by listening to, learning about, and anticipating the needs of our agents, clients, and industry. We have weathered good markets and bad with innovative marketing strategies, leading technology tools, and a supportive company culture that pulls from our collective experience and knowledge. And at the root of all our success is the hard work of our family of sales associates and staff who dedicate themselves to providing exceptional service every day.

It’s because of this proud history and service legacy that Patterson-Schwartz is able to embrace an ever-evolving real estate landscape and remain a leader in our market. As an independent broker with a hyper-local focus, Patterson-Schwartz lives and breathes what it means to be a part of the communities we serve. We are committed to supporting local homeowners with the high standards of integrity and service established by our founders for years to come.

Locally Grown, Nationally Recognized

Headquartered in the town of Hockessin, Delaware, Patterson-Schwartz has been lighting the way home for over 60 years. We are Delaware’s largest independent real estate brokerage with ten offices and over 550 sales associates and staff. We offer a full range of services including residential home sales and rentals, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

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Special Olympics Cecil County: PSA Foundation Spotlight

In late February 2022, Danielle Ward and Linda McKinnon of Patterson-Schwartz Elkton donned their winter gear and headed out into the elements for a good cause. The air may have been cold, but hearts warmed at the sight of hundreds of individuals running into the frigid Northeast River to raise money for local youth programs.

The annual Cecil County Ice Splash fundraiser is just one of several events Danielle and Linda support as part of their work with the Special Olympics Cecil County (SOCE).

Fitness, Fun, Friendship

As the mother of a child with special needs, Danielle Ward has been active with Special Olympics as an athlete parent for several years. About a year ago, Danielle asked Linda to help with a SOCE fitness day at a local park.

That day about ten kids showed up, as they did every week, to play with hula hoops, take a walk around the park, and otherwise stay active on a chilly day. Linda was touched by the friendships the participants made, and the fun they shared.

Linda and Danielle have been making a difference together ever since.

“Working with Danielle for many years, I have had the pleasure to get to know her amazing family, including her son, Alex,” says Linda. “He is such a special young man, and the stories he tells will keep you laughing. Both of her children and her husband help organize the [Special Olympics] activities and treat every athlete as though they are their own family. It is a blast spending time with them and so fulfilling.”

Creating Opportunities to Grow

The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition for individuals age eight and older with intellectual disabilities. They believe sports give these athletes continuing opportunities to grow mentally and socially through activities that help them improve physical fitness, gain self-confidence, and discover new abilities and talents.  

Less than a year after first volunteering, Linda joined the SOCE management team alongside Danielle. Recently, the two friends have been working to increase volunteer and athlete activity.

“This once very active organization seemed to lose strength over the past few years,” Danielle says of Special Olympics Cecil County. “In 2021, we began to build it back up by sponsoring seasonal activities like basketball, softball, bocci ball, and health walks, and monthly activities like bowling. In the last month, we hosted a winter dance and sponsored an athlete at the regional competition in Florida. Watching these athletes have fun, compete, and make friends is such a joy. Alex loves being with his friends, no matter the event.”

The Sons of the American Legion’s annual Cecil County Ice Splash raises money for local children and youth programs, including Special Olympics. Patterson-Schwartz was a proud sponsor of the 2022 event alongside Danielle and Linda. To learn how you can get involved in future efforts that benefit the Special Olympics of Cecil County, reach out to Linda or Danielle or click here for more information.

Together we can light the way to a better tomorrow

The PSA Foundation was created in 2001 and supports numerous local charities and organizations whose causes are close to the hearts of the Patterson-Schwartz family of sales associates, employees, and friends. We invite you to learn more about how Patterson-Schwartz is giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play, and to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert.

The Elkton Sales Center of Patterson-Schwartz is conveniently located along the Route 40 corridor. Established in 2008, this full-service office has a family of local experts proud to serve the real estate needs in Elkton and the surrounding communities of Cecil County, Maryland.

2021 Patterson-Schwartz Realty Alliance Sales Award Honorees

Like the year before, 2021 was anything but typical for the real estate world. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low inventory, and reduced mortgage rates, paired with a very motivated buyer population, made for a super competitive and fast-paced housing market.

And in times marked by multiple offer situations and fierce listing competition (on top of pandemic concerns), a lot was demanded of our local real estate professionals. Agents had to be smart, highly attentive, and resourceful to keep up. And good agents found success without sacrificing care for their clients.

Well-deserved recognition

The Realty Alliance is a network of North America’s elite real estate firms, and each year they identify the leading residential sales professionals for their exceptional performance.

The Patterson-Schwartz agents and teams recognized for their efforts in 2021 make up the top 15% of our sales associates in the categories of Units and Total Dollar Volume. The qualifying amounts were 20 Units and/or Total Dollar Volume of $6,000,000.

The 2021 Realty Alliance sales awards are well-deserved, especially considering the year’s challenges. We are thrilled to congratulate the 75+ Patterson-Schwartz agents and teams for being recognized nationally for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments. These honorees epitomize our company’s dedication to providing superior guidance and service while offering exceptional knowledge of market conditions, and a commitment to represent clients honestly and professionally. 

We are incredibly proud of their efforts during these exceptional times.

2021 Realty Alliance Award recipients, listed by sales office:

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Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate is Delaware’s largest independent REALTOR® and offers a full range of services that include residential home sales, purchase and rental, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert. We’ve been guiding home buyers and sellers since 1961.

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Patterson-Schwartz: Celebrating 60 Years Strong

On December 1, 2021, Patterson-Schwartz family members from across the company came together to celebrate the holiday season as they have in years past: at a favorite local venue decorated with hints of the company’s signature brand, a Toys for Tots donation bin filled to overflowing, and laughter and good cheer ringing throughout the halls.

But this year’s celebration was an extra special one.

Not only was it the first company-wide gathering after a year-long hiatus due to safety concerns, but it also took place sixty years to the day the company was founded.

There is so much of which to be proud, grateful, and optimistic about as we look back on the year leading up to this significant milestone.

Patterson-Schwartz 60th Anniversary ice sculpture, photo by David Heitur

Exceptional times, exceptional service

In 2021, we were honored to serve the residential real estate needs of approximately 4,593 individuals and families, transferring ownership of properties valued over $1.6 Billion in total. During a year that fluctuated between feeling close to normal and far from it, our team worked diligently to meet every challenge and deliver exceptional service. We are grateful for our amazing agents for going above and beyond, a dynamic leadership team at the helm, and a dedicated support staff who keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.

The commitment and perseverance of the Patterson-Schwartz family are the reason we are recognized as the number one independently owned & locally operated real estate brokerage in the State of Delaware year after year.

Being a good neighbor

At the heart of Patterson-Schwartz is an engaging company culture of support that translates into caring about each other and the causes close to the hearts of our colleagues and friends. Now in its 20th year, the Patterson-Schwartz Foundation has generated over $1,360,000 in donations to local organizations since its inception.

But as the last year proves, we don’t just give back, we show up.

In 2021 we returned to in-person Build Days for Habitat for Humanity, teed up for good causes at our hometown golf courses, and prepped meals for neighbors in need.  Foundation activity is already picking up speed for 2022, with continued support for long-time community partners like Meals on Wheels Delaware, and new charitable endeavors on the horizon with the Inaugural First State Half Marathon and Middletown YMCA.

Growth and development

The Patterson-Schwartz Successful Start and agent education programs continue to evolve, and we are thrilled with the results of our efforts to provide valuable business-building resources for both new and seasoned agents. Over the past year we launched a refreshed training program for new agents, introduced new tools and technology, and hosted coaching workshops, team meetings, and celebrations, both in-person and online.  

We were pleased to welcome over 90 new sales associates in 2021, many new to the business, some experienced and looking to grow, and more than a few who returned for a homecoming.  We relocated our Middletown sales center to a new, larger space, renovated our shared spaces in our corporate headquarters, and expanded our services into Chesapeake City with an office at the center of town. Our vacation rental services in Sussex County also continued to gain momentum.

Rising to the occasion

Today Patterson-Schwartz is home to a sales team and corporate staff of over 550 strong and ten locations that stretch from Brandywine Hundred, into Eastern Maryland, and down to the Delaware Beaches.

Our Successful Start 100 Days to Greatness program begins a new session in late January 2022, and has more than twenty participants enrolled. Plans are in motion to launch new and improve existing business and marketing tools for our sales associates. And, as always, we are hard at work creating fresh ways to reach buyers and sellers.

Whatever the future brings, Patterson-Schwartz remains committed to serving our customers, the local industry, and the communities we call home with the integrity and passion for adding value established by our founders.

Cheers to sixty years and the bright future ahead!

About Us

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate is Delaware’s largest independent REALTOR® and offers a full range of services that include residential home sales, purchase and rental, relocation services, and property management. We invite you to connect with us when you’re ready to partner with a local real estate expert. We’ve been guiding home buyers and sellers since 1961.

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