Automated Alerts on

We are in the process of automating listing alerts so that any Registered User of can Save a Search and associate an Alert for that Saved Search. We apologize for some transition traffic that may have sent you extra alerts for listings that were actually unchanged. This happened because it was hard to transfer log-ins along with their history.

From this point on you should only see alerts when Updated listings are either New or had a Price or Status Change in accordance with your personal saved search parameters.

Alert Feature Added

  • The Most Informative Alerts in Real Estate
  • Drill down to Subdivisions or Expand to City

Register on our our web site and save a search you like and then just click on Alert and you will be updated on changes.

You will receive an alert when listings in your search area are New or had a Price or Status Change from last alert!


Finally … An Exciting “Up” Spring Market

Reviewing data for Montgomery County comparing May monthly activities for 2011 and 2012, shows some very positive market trends. Comparing May 2012, to the same month last year: with low interest rates and active inventory (supply) down sharply (~22%), prices are beginning to show some signs of stability and perhaps recovery. Average Sold Prices  show a healthy ~6% increase across the County. Again for May 2012, the Inventory of Active Distressed (bank-owned/short sale) Listings is down sharply (~50%) and even Days on the Market (DOM) improved over May of last year. Similarly, My Team has been experiencing a huge improvement in sales. I believe that we may be near a true market turning point. For the most current (daily) market information, see my Daily Market Snapshot Report,




New Team Web Site Launched

We just launched a new comprehensive Ciment Team web site,, with advanced real estate tools and information resources that provides expanded search of the MLS/MRIS and the ability to view full listings, photos and virtual tours. As in our prior web site, My Listings tab has all that plus, disclosure forms and brochures.

Our new site provides the ability to print out full listings brochures with all the photos for ANY listing in the MRIS!  A major new site feature is the real-time access to Montgomery County data from the MRIS for your: neighborhood, subdivision, condo, or city. The site has integrated our Daily Market Snapshot Reports and updates for county-wide Active and Sold data for City/Zip Code/Subdivisions/Condos of your interest. Please note, the latter (sold) reports are generally unavailable and particularly difficult to construct for subdivisions and condos.

In the Home Salestab we have integrated our own innovative search tool, Validate Property,  that allows you to input any address (or MLS #) and check its entire history in the MLS/MRIS in real time. This is a very quick research tool and is the most up-to-date MRIS search anywhere! Please check out our new site and we would love to get your feedback. In particular, if you want some searches or reports not shown, feel free to contact us with your suggestions or ideas and we will try to help out.


Welcome to the D.C. Regional Real Estate Resource

  • This web site provides regional, city and local community information drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the regional multiple listing service, and is presented as a community service by Barbara Ciment, #1 Long & Foster Team
  • The Daily Market Snapshot provides an analyzed overview of all Active Listings, Recent Sales and a breakout of Distressed (short sale and bank-owned) Active and Recent Sold, that are affecting the overall market, for the following jurisdictions:
    • Maryland Counties: Montgomery, Howard, Prince George’s
    • Virginia Counties: Arlington and Fairfax; and
    • Washington, D.C.
  • The Market Snapshot provides Sales Averages, Months of Supply and Days on the Market for all highlighted areas.
  • No Registration is Required.
  • The purpose is to help buyers and sellers quickly gain an overview of the real estate market by “Viewing” a wide array of active listings and sold transactions that have been processed and analyzed into a Market Snapshot.
  • This site provides automatically processed reports from the regional multiple listing services, MRIS Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. Reports are automatically updated periodically. Information is believed to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. Accuracy of square footage, lot size and other information is not guaranteed. For the most timely information, Call Barbara at 301-622-7002, email

 Wide Range of Reports on this Blog:  We are expanding our sharing of information on this Blog. You may already be aware that the Blog provides Daily Montgomery County Active and Recent Sold reports. Here you can view reports by Zip Codes, Cities, Subdivisions or Condos by the following simple URLs.

Zip codes: Subdivisions: Cities:     Condos:

If you want to see reports on cities, zips, subdivisions or condos not reported, then, just send me a note and I will add your desired areas to our site. You can always also sign up for eAlerts from the MLS by using my Search widget on my main web site, In the future, I will be developing eNewsletters that I will send to registered users.

Barbara Ciment, Realtor