Snyder Bailey & Associates
The Best People, The Best Properties For 25 Years

For Immediate Release


One Small Agency Sells More Than Half of Top Properties.


Snyder Bailey and Associates of Martinsburg is pleased once again to announce that it has continued to sell the highest priced properties in the Eastern Panhandle over the past year.


From July of 2010 though June 30th 2011, the agency sold 6 of the 11 highest priced residential and lot/land properties in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. No other agency sold more than one such property during that period.


Carolyn Snyder, the agency’s broker says she is gratified at the agency’s continued success in the worst market she has seen in her 25 years in the business.


“It’s been really rough out there, with prices declining, buyers driving very hard bargains and sellers having to adapt to some difficult to swallow realities”, she said. “We are marketing harder than we ever have before, showing properties more than we ever have before and working harder to find financing than we ever have before.”


The agency specializes in what it calls H.E.W. properties, short for Historic, Estate and Waterfront.  Snyder says most of the buyers of such property are from Washington DC and the “Federal” suburbs. “Many of them are looking for a high-end country retreat to which they may even retire in a few years”, she says. “But we also are attracting quite a few foreign buyers as well. We have lots of history here, lots of riverfront on two rivers and some really great estates”. Snyder is the only broker in the state to carry the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation from the National Association of Realtors.


Snyder says that for the first time in years she is actually a bit optimistic about the future of the market in the area. One reason is that Inman Realty News, an influential source for all things real estate recently identified the entire I-81 corridor from Winchester to Hagerstown as among the top 10 real estate investment opportunities in the entire country.


Snyder expects that the kind of cold hard number crunching that Inman used to derive its recommendations will influence a lot of investors and folks who just want to invest in a great place to live.

“We’ll do what we can to bring ‘em here and keep ‘em here”, she says. “In the end, it’s hard to resist a great location, great demographics, and great properties.”








Snyder Bailey and Associates (Broker code SNYB1 below) sold 6 of the 11 highest priced residential and lot/land properties in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties for the one year period of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2011.









The properties sold by the agency included two of the top three residential properties in Berkeley County and the highest priced residential property in Jefferson County.


Source is the MRIS listing service.