Baltimore Maryland Real Estate Company

About Ron Howard & Associates

Ron Howard & Associates is totally dedicated to achieving the highest and best result for every single client—and we know what it takes to guarantee success. 


All of our associates are real estate professionals who strive for continuous improvement through training and obtaining industry credentials, and who have built knowledge, expertise and people skills through years of on-the-job experience and community service.


Grounded in professionalism, honesty and integrity, our unique team approach enables us to deliver on our commitment to providing the best real estate services to our clients in Baltimore, Maryland area.


  • Ron Howard
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-414-3338

    Ron became a real estate professional after he and a partner bought, renovated and sold dozens of properties, and he has built on his professional experiences in sales, information technology, broadcast video production, and computer networking—from which he learned how to launch innovative, high-impact marketing campaigns. A corner stone accomplishment was creating and launching Proforms, a contract writing software for the residential real estate industry. His specialty in the technology of automating work groups and work flow has bolstered his success in pioneering a team approach to the real estate business.

    Today, Ron is recognized in Baltimore and surrounding communities as a proven real estate professional who counsels home buyers on current market trends, assists with property valuation and purchasing, and through his exceptional negotiating skills achieves the best price and contractual terms for the sellers he represents.

    Professional memberships include the NAR, MAR & GBBR.

    As the leader of a winning, top-producing team, Ron has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, The Lifetime Achievement Award & in 2012 the Diamond Club Award, RE/MAX's highest annual sales award. Rons sales team ranked 4th in the State in sales volume in 2012.

    While much of his time is spent working with clients, Ron delights in giving to the community—often by supporting non-profit efforts such as Believe in Tomorrow, which promotes family unity during childhood medical crises. He is also a member of The Friends of Patterson Park Board of Directors, committed to improving this wonderful park. 2007 thru 2011 Ron served on & chaired the Communications Committee for MD Association of Realtors.

    As an FAA licensed private pilot with a passion for flying, Ron belongs to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and in his free time enjoys, mountain bike & cyclocross racing as well as snowboarding.


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  • Tressa Manna
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 410-375-6005

    Born and Raised in Little Italy (one of Baltimore’s best neighborhoods), Tressa’s background in interior design, refined furniture and space planning gives her great rapport with high end buyers and sellers and enhances her broad knowledge of both residential and commercial real estate throughout the Baltimore area.

    Tressa is a Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and holds memberships with the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors (GBBR), the Maryland Association of Realtors (MARS) and the National Association of Realtors (NARS). Tressa received the REMAX Executive Club Award in 2006 and the REMAX 100% Club in 2007.

    When not assisting clients with their real estate needs, Tressa gets involved with the Little Italy community or enjoys her favorite pastimes of traveling, collecting European antiques and spending time with her nephew Angelo Paul. She also enjoys running, reading, dining, cooking and entertaining at home.

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  • Pete Sowa
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-867-7854

    Young, accomplished, smart and full of energy, Pete transitioned into real estate in 2006 from his background of small business management, project management and sales. He is a resident of Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore and an Alumnus of Towson University.

    Among his designations are the realtor's graduate designation (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Maryland Association of Realtors and Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors.


     View Peter J. Sowa GRI's profile on LinkedIn



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  • John Maranto
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-564-0952

    Putting his clients’ interests first—to make sure they make decisions that are right for them—has earned him a reputation for integrity, reliability and a no-nonsense approach to managing all the details of a transaction.

    With a broad range of experience, he is uniquely positioned to help first time home buyers, seasoned investors (John is a real estate investor and manages his property portfolio), and everyone in between, achieve their real estate objectives.  Born and raised in Maryland, John can help you find your next home or sell your current one in Baltimore City and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard.

    John holds an MBA in Marketing from Loyola College (now Loyola University), is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and maintains professional memberships with the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

    When not helping clients achieve their real estate objectives, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Katy, and their three children, Emily, Natalie and John. He is President of his community association and volunteers at his children’s schools in a variety of capacities. Also an avid road cyclist, John enjoys rides with the local Bristol Road Cycling Club, completing 100 mile rides throughout the Delmarva area and participating in charity bike rides.


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  • Mark Simone
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 410 952 1352

    Mark was basically born into the real estate business in Baltimore.  Growing up, he worked in his family's real estate business.  While studying Urban Planning in college, he earned his real estate license in 2003.  Over the years, Mark has worked with a variety of Buyer and Sellers, ranging from first-time Buyers to seasoned investors.  Mark takes a proactive, knowledge-based approach to helping his clients with their real estate needs.  As a Fells Point resident since 2005, and lifelong Baltimorean, he understands the different neighborhood housing stock throughout the Baltimore Metro area.  He looks forward to helping his clients understand value and helping them throughout buying and selling process.

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  • Nick Gioia
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-765-5422

    Nick Gioia brings an unsurpassed level of expertise and knowledge to his clients. He is a seasoned RE/MAX Sails associate with over 11 years of experience in the real estate industry helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region of Maryland. He has worked with hundreds of individuals in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area, assisting them in buying and selling their homes.

    Nick’s love for working with people is evident in his ability to quickly build rapport and trust, which explains why over 70% of his business comes from repeat and referral clients. His friendly, down to earth demeanor, blended with his unrivaled negotiating skills, extensive market knowledge and cutting edge marketing strategies have led him to be acknowledged as one of the most respected and honored real estate professionals in the area.

    When not working with clients, Nick devotes his time to assisting Habitat for Humanity as a Project Development Coordinator. In this role, he is able to give back to the community in which he serves and perform a vital role in rebuilding urban neighborhoods in Maryland.

    Nick is a distinguished graduate of the University of Baltimore and an active member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. In his real estate career, he has also earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designations.

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  • Curt McCabe
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443 463 8340

    Is real estate more than just bricks and mortar?

    “Yes,” says Curt McCabe, “Buying or selling a home can be exciting, but also a very intimate and emotional process that requires expert guidance…and a caring touch.”    

    With more than a decade of happy clients, Curt McCabe has a passionate, knowledge-based approach to navigating the real estate market that doesn’t skimp on honesty or hard work.  Whether you’re new to the market or a seasoned veteran, Curt takes pride in treating all of his clients with the same level of attention and commitment.

    Curt also has the respect of his peers as a consummate professional who gets results for his clients, while upholding the high standards of an Associate Broker and Graduate of the Realtor Institute. He maintains professional memberships with the National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, and the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.  With Ron Howard & Associates of ReMax Preferred, Curt leverages a team of Realtor partners to provide clients a unique quality of service.

    A Baltimore native and avid sailor in his free time, Curt manages his own real estate portfolio and enjoys time well spent with friends and family.

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  • Carson Jacokes
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-336-8203

    Carson transitioned into Real Estate in 2010 and comes to us with a strong background in marketing. His youthful energy, dedication to his clients and straight-forward approach are apparent to all who work with him. Carson grew up in Anne Arundel County and attended Archbishop Spalding High School. He continued his education at Northern Illinois University, where he studied business. Carson has resided in Little Italy since 2006 and has an extensive knowledge of the city. When not helping his clients reach they’re real estate goals, he enjoys being an active member of the Little Italy community as well as cooking, hiking and playing guitar.

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  • Joe Mihalik
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 410 961 5732

    Joe Mihalik has been servicing the Real Estate needs of the Baltimore Metro area since graduating from The George Washington University with a degree in Fine Arts and minors in geology and urban planning while on a Swimming scholarship in 1992.  After changing his plan to pursue a Masters degree in Architecture, Joe’s love of buildings and houses led him to Real Estate.  For the past 20 years, Joe has experienced the full circle of market conditions and has the knowledge needed to counsel Buyers and Sellers through the unique challenges of the current Real Estate Market and on to the next.  Whether the client is looking for their first home, an investment property, water front, or moving to the next level, Joe has helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals with honesty and integrity.  In his leisure time(lol), Joe enjoys spending time with his two sons,  fine carpentry, painting and sculpture, competitive sailing, and long distance road biking. “ A healthy lifestyle is integral to maintaining a successful life.”  As a member of the Ron Howard Real Estate team with RE/MAX Preferred, Joe Mihalik has the resources and support to deliver exceptional service to all of his clients.

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  • Tom Lawson
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443 956 0402

    Locust Point resident, REO appraisals for Fannie Mae and VA, extensive new construction experience from production to high end builders, complex properties, properties over 1 million, construction/perm and renovation appraisals, 2-4 unit dwellings, working with local and national lenders, appraisal knowledge including FHA, VA, USDA and conventional loans, full time involvement in the RE for over 21 years covering the Baltimore Metro area and beyond. 

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  • Patricia Brunetti
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 571-241-4954

    Patricia has been involved part-time in real estate, home improvement/remodeling and interior design for the past 20 years, and is now our acquisition specialist. In this role she focuses on helping our roster of builder clients to locate and acquire properties for development across Baltimore.

    Before joining our team, Patricia was a successful business development and sales capture professional with long record of winning profitable programs in the telecom/IT, professional service and systems integrator markets. She also founded and led a thriving independent consulting firm that provided services in process improvement; training design, development and delivery; and team + individual productivity coaching and facilitation. Patricia has won numerous corporate awards for her sales and customer service achievements.

    Patricia is a graduate of Georgetown University and has been a resident of the DC metro area since 1980. She resides in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood, and serves on the Friends of Patterson Park Board of Directors. In her spare time Patricia is an artist whose work has been shown and sold in the area, and who’s looking forward to contributing to the growth of Baltimore’s creative community.

    See some of Patricia’s home design and artwork at:,0,4512886.story


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  • Randy Rich
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 410-336-3989

    Randy is a graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX with a BA in Advertising who has lived in Baltimore since 1998. He has worked in sales for over 30 years, with responsibility for team management and business development in Texas as well as along the east coast.

    A resident of the Canton area, Randy and his wife have lived in Baltimore for 15 years, and he has developed an extensive knowledge of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. Randy’s approach to his clients is to focus on their wants and needs and tailor a strategy based upon current market trends to target properties that fit their lifestyles and their budgets.

    Randy is committed to meeting your real estate objectives and assisting you with the entire buying or selling process with an emphasis on customer service and attention to detail.

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  • Victoria Fitch
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Phone: 443-690-8111

    Victoria Fitch is an award--‐winning Realtor with a focus on professional development and education.  She has earned a Masters of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and continues to gain professional designations through the National Association of Realtors.

    Ms. Fitch has a unique background of over 8 years of new home sales experience with local and national homebuilders. She has sold every type of residential property to include condominiums, townhomes and detached single--‐family homes – from starter homes to estates and everything in between.

    She currently works with homeowners in the sale and purchase of residential property; investors with the acquisition and disposition of income producing properties, or restoration projects; and land developers/builders with the acquisition of land and sale of newly constructed homes.

    Her career volume is $100+ million in sales over 8 years; She has earned the most prestigious awards in her field to include Salesperson of the Year 2009 from Homebuilders

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  • Charlotte Quinlan
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    1909 Thames St.
    MD 21231 US

    Charlotte is a licensed sales associate and is our wonderful Executive Assistant.

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Contact Information

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Ron Howard & Associates
RE/MAX Preferred
1909 Thames St.
Baltimore MD 21231