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“I cannot imagine a more hard-working, customer-first, polite, professional, courteous, responsive, and above all, just wonderful person to work with, realtor. Brad is the 12th realtor that I have worked with, all in a quite high value market, and Brad far exceeded any other realtor's performance. My many thanks to Brad and his team!” — Darlene S.

“Buying or selling real estate is a challenge; it’s financial, emotional and the outcomes are uncertain. Brad’s the person who rescues those of us trying to juggle what often seems to be insurmountable demands. The how is where Brad shines, he genuinely not only understands the market; he understands you. It’s the combination of experience, leadership and management making him the go to person. His team, including Mistie and Alex round out their capability to successfully make your real estate transaction trouble-free. Listening to his advice directly and positively impacted my personal transaction. Brad’s the right real estate agent to get the results you desire. I highly recommend him.” — Happy Seller

“This is the third time we've worked with Brad - to buy, sell and buy again. Each time, he showed excellent knowledge of the Annapolis area, listened to our wants and needs, made the appropriate adjustments, and was, overall, a pleasure to work with. In this seller-friendly market, Brad urged patience, held our hands when we got frustrated, and kept us focused on what was important. Ultimately, we found a wonderful waterfront home. We continue to call on Brad's vast list of contacts in the area to complete some work on the house. We highly recommend Brad to anyone looking for an agent in the Annapolis area.” — Jill L.

“ Having just sold our long-time Shady Side cottage through Brad Kappel, we can enthusiastically recommend him without reservation. We were impressed by Brad from the get-go when he arrived for our initial interview having already taken the initiative to do a drive-by of the property, enabling him to present us up front with an exhaustive compilation of well-chosen comparables. Brad's presentation of our property was expertly done, with first-class professional photos, a well-produced personally conducted video tour, and well-prepared descriptive material. His familiarity with the market, his sense of timing, and his negotiating and persuasive skills are first-rate, enabling him to elicit the best possible offers from prospective buyers. All this resulted in dozens of viewings, multiple competing offers, and a top-dollar contract, well above the posted listing price, only 4 days after the listing went live.Throughout it all, Brad was unfailingly responsive to all our questions and concerns, ably supported by his outstanding executive assistant Mistie. Although Brad's listings are very heavy on gorgeous multi-million-dollar properties, he devoted full expertise and effort to our little getaway cottage. If you're seeking to sell a property in Brad's area of specialization, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County waterfront, we cannot imagine anyone doing a better job for you.” — Katherine H.

“Brad Kappel is a gentleman amongst men! A true professional at the top of his game. I wish I could give him 6 stars! I recently sold my waterfront home with Brad to the first person that viewed it. I was at that point homeless, with 2 months to settlement and we had to be out. He found a house for me to buy, and strategized on how we were going to beat out the competing bids and we closed in a month! Then I had a small house to sell in Annapolis and I listed it with Brad and it was sold before we could even take pictures! It never even hit the market. He knows all of the other agents and has a great network. We got well over asking price. It has truly been an experience watching this man work. I highly recommend him!! He specializes in waterfront properties and did $140 million in sales in 2021! Brad Kappel gets it done!” — Gina F.

“We had one of our BEST real estate transactions working with Brad!! He helped us purchase our first Beautiful home in Annapolis. Brad assisted in making every aspect of our out of state move go smoothly!!” — Deborah M.

“We recently closed on our new home with the help of Brad, who helped us create an offer that beat out 11 others. He communicated with us perfectly from the start of our search until closing day and after. He is very knowledgeable about the market and the quality and value of the homes we saw.” — Dan H.

“Brad was incredibly knowledgeable and organized. He helped us close quickly and secure the right price for the market. Brad helped us feel confident and secure in our property purchase. We would highly recommend Brad and his team.” — Michael D.

“Brad offered unparalleled water-front expertise and overall superior customer service in making the entire house selling process a breeze. We got a lot more than full ask for our property due, in large part, to Brad's outstanding negotiating skills (which are often undervalued in choosing a representative). Not only did he sell our house for top $, but he was also instrumental in finding a lovely new home for us in under 30 days. Would never recommend anyone but Brad if you are considering selling your home.” — Daniel O.

“My wife and I both had full careers in the U.S. Navy; consequently, we moved numerous times during our careers. Brad’s service and attention-to-detail was, without doubt, the best we experienced from a realtor. He unfailingly answered every concern in a timely manner (actually almost in “real time!”). He was always thorough, efficient, courteous, and a consummate professional. His service was second to none! He clearly represents the best at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. It is without any hesitation that we would highly recommend Brad.” — Eastport resident

“We worked with Brad for a year to secure our perfect second home. It was a tough market and houses turned over very quickly. Brad knew what we were looking for, and, as a result, he did not waste our time showing us houses that were not for us. Brad knows the market so well- both as a result of Brad having grown up in the area and just doing the due diligence required for his clients. He gave us great information on each house we looked at- both the negatives and the positives. He is a pleasure to work with. He is responsive and if he does not know the answer to a question, he will find it out or find the person to answer it. He also has a great list of every type of person you will need to contact once you buy a house. We also want to give a shout out to Mistie, Brad's assistant. She was really helpful with providing us information- especially once the closing was approaching. All in all, if you are going to buy a house in the Annapolis area, Brad is your go to.” — N. Plumer

“Brad is a fantastic realtor. He knows the Annapolis market, he is perceptive to his clients needs and he provides strategic advise when it comes time to make an offer. We are so thankful we chose to work with Brad!” — M. Shannon

“I just enjoyed my second real estate experience with Brad as both a buyer last year and a recent seller. His upbeat personality, along with knowledge of the intricacies of real estate make for a perfect combination. Brad got my purchase done when no other realtor could and recently sold another home for me in 3 days!” — C. Petrie

“We knew Brad was our Realtor of choice before we even met him! With a recent property listing/sale, he had driven up the home values in our community substantially! Not only are his marketing and sales skills topnotch, his smooth, professional demeanor and real estate knowledge are indicative of a superior and profitable sales experience for his clients going forward. Brad deals with extremely high priced properties but treats all his clients' interests with utmost priority and attention. There is never a moment when one client distracts from another. In addition, his team of dedicated individuals is always available and on board to help. Brad Kappel is, by far, Annapolis' best choice whether you are buying or selling real estate. Don't waste your time, energy or money. Choose Brad today!” — Judy P.

“I recently sold a house with Brad and while this can be a very stressful process, I felt totally confident by choosing him for our sale. Brad was candid, provided great feedback, and helped explain clearly all of the details. He took all the work out of the negotiations by managing the final sale brilliantly. Brad was extremely responsive to everyone one of our questions, no matter how small. Nobody knows Anne Arundel County like Brad Kappel and his team!” — Bob and Catherine G.

“"Brad did such a great job both selling our existing house and finding us our next home. He and his team made the process easy and helped us to navigate through the entire process. We would highly recommend Brad and his team!"” — N. Tower

“Brad was the best agent we have ever dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable, responsive, hard working and professional. He did an outstanding job for us on both the selling and buying side. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!” — Tom F.

“Brad always returned calls immediately. He is also very pleasant and listens well to any concerns. He held my hand through the whole process.” — Dottie S.

“Although our listing was not one of the his most expensive ones, Brad and his executive assistant always treated it and us as his first priority. Every step of the way, from the very beginning of our relationship discussing the pros and cons of selling, market conditions and strategies, establishing a listing price, photographing the interior of the house and exterior surroundings (using a drone), coordinating showings and negotiating the sales contract and settlement, Brad and his able and extended team always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, finesse and savvy with our listing as well as a positive attitude, courteous, personable manner and an easy smile. The bottom line is that we couldn’t have sold our house and then purchased another one simultaneously without Brad’s help and guidance. I recommend without any reservation Brad Kappel. A true real estate professional with a professional and complete team.” — John B.

“Brad Kappel was my listing agent for a three acre waterfront home. He was very professional, forthright & dedicated to the sale of my property, which at times had challenges that he was able to successfully navigate me through. Him & his fabulous team deserve my highest accolades & sincere gratitude. I would definitely recommend Brad to my dear friends & family.” — Meaghan D.

“Brad did everything we thought a good realtor would do, and more. He was consistently responsive, very knowledgeable, and generous with his time and expertise. He advised us well on pricing, market timing, home preparation prior to the sale - all of it. We could not have asked for more. Would use his services again in a heartbeat.” — Joan H.

“"Brad is THE guy if you're looking to buy or sell waterfront property in Annapolis. He knows the market, he knows the service providers, and he knows how to close a transaction. Our transaction presented some unique challenges that required Brad go above and beyond the normal duties of a buyer's agent, and he made it happen. This can be a challenging market for buyers given the lack of supply and high demand, so you definitely want to equip yourself with his experience and knowledge. Otherwise, he might represent the buyer you're competing against! Finally, he's a great guy and fun to deal with. Highly recommend." ” — Chris C.

“Always the consummate professional, Brad was responsive and did a great job. My listing was not run of the mill; from the start Brad 'got it' and everything went according to plan. Thank you Brad, it was a job well done and the process went very smoothly. ” — Jeff

“Brad is that rare real estate professional whom you trust to help you through every step of the selling process with great integrity and professionalism. His deep knowledge of the waterfront market, including exactly the right price point to list the house, his exceptional roster of contacts, his unflagging and immediate follow up when needed --all of those factors make Brad the obvious choice for anyone wanting to sell their waterfront home at top dollar in the greater Annapolis area. Add to that the fact that Brad is an exceptionally kind and gracious human being, and it makes for the least stressful and most positive outcome one could hope for. I couldn't have been more pleased with the entire process of working with Brad. He is the consummate professional who looks out for his clients to ensure not only that they sell their homes for the best price, but that the process is a smooth and surprisingly pleasant one.” — Lucie Lehmann

“Brad is the consummate professional! He is attentive to every detail and really knows every nuance of his business. Equally important is that he knows people— he reads people well and his intuition throughout the entire process was right on the money! We were grateful for Brad as he guided us through the process of selling our property of 20 years. He got us top dollar — in a few days— and we would highly recommend him. He is brilliant at what he does!” — Elaine Little

“Brad is a great example of what every client, buyer or seller, should look for in a real estate professional. Recently we worked with Brad on selling a very tough property. He works doggedly in an effort to market the property in a manner that was able to elicit a strong pool of potential buyers and achieved a selling price that was fair for everyone involved. I would strongly recommend meeting with Brad to discuss how he can help you in your next real estate transaction.” — J Jeremy Parks

“Brad is hands down the top realtor in Annapolis. He was a pleasure to work with and made the home selling process incredibly smooth and stress free! ” — Adam Susmarski

“It's said that a good real estate agent is similar in nature to a conductor of a symphony, coordinating the different players to make a successful transaction a reality. Sometimes a salesperson, a buyer’s advocate, an analyst, a business manager, a consultant, a negotiator, and a marketer, just to name a few of the roles. That is Brad Kappel. Brad helped us sell our Chester home and the purchase of another property. He was quick to respond to questions and the inevitable bumps in the road. He knows the market and was adept in his advice in a highly competitive market. ” — Sabine Wilson

“Brad is an excellent realtor. He understands how to position properties in the market to highlight each property’s unique attributes.”

“Brad Kappel just sold our home in under 4 days at more than the asking price. Brad has a deep grasp of the market, a rich network of interested buyers and a shrewd understanding of market forces and knew how to position our home for top dollar. He is at the top of his game and the leader in Maryland home sales for these and many other reasons. Thanks Brad for a job well done!”

“After following Brad's success in Annapolis for almost a year, I personally reached out to him about our desire to transition to Florida. We talked over the phone and then in person to get his thoughts on the market and that status of "waterfront" homes in Annapolis . Of course, he came prepared with potential comps on our property, personal knowledge of each as he'd already visited them, and an outline on how we should proceed. Brad's knowledge, marketing prowess, strategic network through TTR Sotheby's, compelling videos and "coming soon" announcement resulted in multiple offers before the house went on the market. We were under contract within days and have since closed on the transaction without a hitch. "As smooth as it can get" should be his motto. A true professional, a wonderful person and organized to boot.. No wonder he is doing so well. Thank you again and congratulations on your continued success!” — G&S

“I would highly recommend Brad if you are looking for an outstanding realtor to sell your house. Brad is professional, incredibly responsive, and will get you top dollar for your house. Brad was able to get us an offer that was above asking price in record time!” — Joe McKenny

“Brad is an expert. I don't use that term lightly. He knows exactly what needs to be done to buy or sell for the best possible outcome. He may be the best in the game!”

“Brad was the listing agent, and I was the buyer, so I had never met him before the initial showing, yet Brad quickly became the friendliest, most helpful, knowledgeable, and informative agent I have ever met. He supplied a wide range of information not only about the house, including reclaimed floors, the comprehensive remodeling project, the geothermal system, and the pier , but was able to paint a wonderful picture of life on the water in Annapolis. He answered every one of my multitude of questions with detail and passion, and he had great ideas and insight into future plans that I was conjuring up for the house. And,of course, he made the process smooth and seamless for both his client, the sellers, and my wife and I. He communicated quickly, professionally and accurately. I have thanked him numerous times for helping to make our dream come true. Thanks again Brad! You are amazing! ”

“Brad worked with my wife and I over a 2 year period to find the right home. He never grew tired of our indecisiveness or tried to force us into a home that was not the best fit based on our requirements. Brad and his team worked with us until the end and supported us at the closing. I would recommend Brad to anyone shopping for a home - whether waterfront or not - in Anne Arundel County.” — Doug S.

“Brad was absolutely a pleasure to work with throughout the entire home buying process! His knowledge of the area, and what to look for in a home - particularly on the waterfront - as well as the videos on the website, were all extremely helpful. He was really helpful in the negotiation process, and gave me his honest advice, which was really appreciated. He made the process so easy that it was not as stressful as I thought it would be! Further, his contact list was invaluable in helping me find the right people to assist in taking care of all the tasks that need to be performed when moving into a new home. I would recommend him highly to all future buyers.” — Jean Edwards

“Brad's knowledge and expertise of waterfront listings in the local region, combined with his helpful and patient attitude, allowed us to fulfill a lifelong dream of purchasing a home on the water. It was a pleasure working with Brad. We never felt pressured and truly trusted and respected his opinions....and he didn't steer us wrong. We will miss our weekend outings with Brad to look at properties, but we love our waterfront home.” — Christie McMullen

“It's rare you meet someone who does exactly what they say they are going to do and in record time. Brad was excellent during the sales process. Honesty, open communication, and of course, the ability to deliver. We are beyond impressed!”

“Our property purchase with Brad was met with above and beyond professionalism and attention to detail. It also helps that he's warm and engaging. He clearly takes great pride in providing the best possible outcome for his clients.”

“I would definitely recommend Brad as an excellent real estate agent. He had our house under contract in 42 days. Brad absolutely excels at marketing properties. One of the things that separates Brad from other seller agents are the professional quality videos he uses to promote properties. Townsend Visuals did a great job with the drone, actually flying it underneath our footbridge and over the water for some amazing aerial video in addition to the birds’ eye views. Brad produced a custom video on our peninsula describing our waterfront property that emphasized the natural beauty of the of the landscape, local wildlife, and all the amenities of our property. This kind of marketing is just outstanding and was instrumental in generating a lot of foot traffic and ultimately multiple offers in just 42 days. The selling process was very smooth and easy. Brad is honest, knowledgeable, has his clients’ best interest at heart and makes himself available for any questions you may have. He is professional, organized, and goes above and beyond for his clients. I would recommend Brad to anyone looking to buy or sell! Thank you for the outstanding service.” — Mary Coney

“Brad blew me away with his market knowledge and attention to detail. I peppered him with questions about the location, market value, financing options, and comparable properties. Sometimes I knew the answer and was just testing him. He passed. Sometimes I did not know the answer, and he demonstrated the domain and market expertise that left no doubt that I should be working with Brad. I appreciate that Brad is very personable and responsive. But, if you are looking to purchase a million-dollar property, you want a realtor that will get you the best deal, understands negotiations, and can effectively shepherd you through to closing. Brad is the guy.” — Eric Thomas

“Brad is an outstanding real estate professional and I highly recommend him. He differentiated himself with his creative approach to marketing my property. His market knowledge is impressive and his advice on how to price my property was right on target. His advice and guidance in helping me sell my property was perfect every step of the way. Besides being a top-notch real estate professional, Brad is a delightful person. The world of real estate is highly competitive, but Brad clearly stands out among the competition. I am very pleased that I selected Brad to help me with the sale of my Annapolis home.” — John Allen

“Our property purchase with Brad was met with above and beyond professionalism and attention to detail. It also helps that he’s warm and engaging. He clearly takes great pride in providing the best possible outcome for his clients.” — Rita Thompson

“Brad is committed, energetic, personable, responsive and a consummate and seasoned professional. He is an expert on the Annapolis market. Proof of the above is that our house sold in the first hour it was open for viewing. And at above asking price. Working with Brad was the best decision we made in selling our home. Highly recommend.” — Steven Hilton

“We have worked with Brad twice, as a buyer and recently as a seller. No one knows the Annapolis, Maryland waterfront market better. Market knowledge is one thing. But professionalism and responsiveness are keys to making the experience stress-free and a real pleasure. Brad Kappel is OUR waterfront real estate Pro.” — Scott Luckett

“Brad did an amazing job in helping us to find our new home in the Annapolis area. He showed us properties that met our criteria only and continued to full support us through each stage of the inspection and closing process. Brad's level of service was first class!! Absolutely delighted to recommend Brad to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!!” — Bronwnyn White

“We have worked with Brad for many years. We moved to the Annapolis area from Northern Virginia and did not know the nuances of the Annapolis waterfront market. Brad was instrumental is helping us purchase a waterfront home. He assisted with connecting us with local contractors and even helped us to find the perfect school for our children. When it came time to sell our home, we called Brad because we new he would help us to achieve top dollar. He listed and sold our home in only 4 days and we locked in a deal that was well over list price. His marketing of our home was top notch and the video was over the top. If you want top-tier representation and unprecedented local insight, call Brad.” — Jose Marroig

“Brad is an extremely experienced agent with extensive knowledge on luxury homes and waterfront properties. After our first meeting I knew he was the right person for us to work with. Brad presented us with an offer just couple months after our property was put on the market. He efficiently managed the listing, sale, contract and kept us fully informed throughout the stages of the entire process. We are very pleased with the outcome. I have already recommended Brad to several of our friends and will continue to do so.” — Agnes Kongas

“Brad Kappel represented us on the buy side and he was terrific! Very knowledgeable, very professional, very responsive. All the qualities you want in a real estate broker. If you are buying (or selling) property in the Annapolis area or on the Eastern Shore, hire Brad. He will add value to your transaction.” — Cameron Cosby

“After working with seven other realtors over the years to buy and sell residential and rental properties, I can confidently say you won’t find someone more knowledgeable than Brad about the market. Brad had our house under contract within 24 hours of it being listed, leveraging his extensive network. From start to finish we felt like we were Brad’s priority and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Brad again.” — Elizabeth

“Brad Kappel helped me find my first home in Annapolis. He knows the Annapolis waterfront and answered all my emails and phone calls really quickly. He was pleasant and always available. He is also a great listener and understood from the very beginning what I was looking for. I highly, highly recommend him.” — Maria Ruhlmann

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Brad for a long time. His real estate knowledge, and specifically waterfront, sets him apart from his peers. My wife and I were looking for new home for a long time. Brad was very patient, never pressured us and always kept our interests in mind. Brad is a good guy and a good listener and will take the time to learn exactly what you are looking for. Then he will use his experience and knowledge of the housing market to put you in great position to find the right home. It’s for these reasons and more that I recommend Brad if you are in need of a high quality & professional real estate agent.” — Jeff S.

“Brad was terrific to work with, willingly showing us many properties through an extended search period, and always making us feel like our dream was important. He negotiated hard for us when the time came and was absolutely reliable in following through with every detail of the process. He knows Annapolis real estate extremely well and is forthcoming and trustworthy in his assessment of opportunities. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.” — Nancy Davis

“We had been dealing with a different realtor, trying to get information on a vacant home that was on the market for nearly two years. Getting answers to our many questions was painfully slow and frustrating. As soon as Brad Kappel became the new realtor, within a week, we had our answers and within 2 weeks Brad negotiated a wonderful deal for us. Well done Brad! Thank you.” — Diane Whittles

“I have had the pleasure of working with Brad over the past year on his brand. He is extremely engaging and talented. Brad makes everyone feel comfortable and he does what he says he is going do. He responds quickly and keeps everyone in the loop. He knows the Annapolis luxury residential /waterfront market and will soar to the top!” — Judi Herrmann

“As a lifelong Annapolitan, Brad has the resources to spot great real estate opportunities early. He also has considerable experience with home renovation and repair, and will eagerly pass on ideas, solutions, and names of reliable contractors. He was a tremendous help to us when we moved here three years ago - professional, trustworthy, reliable and always accessible. We are glad to have him as a friend and highly recommend him for all things real estate.” — Cornelia Hall

“Brad is an outstanding resource if you are considering a home in the Annapolis area. Born and bred here, he knows the neighborhoods and schools, and the waterfront/boating lifestyle intimately. His experience with renovation/construction is also a huge value if you are considering doing work before you move in. Brad is friendly, ethical, and professional, and has the contacts and experience you need to make the right move.” — Katie Leavy

“I have worked with Brad several times over the years. I have always found Brad to be responsive to my needs, a great listener, and exceptionally well informed about the industry. I highly recommend Brad for all your real estate needs. I know I will be using him for my next engagement.” — Steve Gaffney

“We had the pleasure of working with Brad when looking for a home in Annapolis. Brad was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what we were looking for. We found a fantastic place to call home. If the time ever comes when we will be looking for a new home, there isn't any question on who our Realtor will be.” — Donna Weaver

“I had the pleasure of working with Brad at 103.1 WRNR here in Annapolis. Everyday he always showed up with a great attitude and a strong work ethic. His deep knowledge of all things Annapolis - and access to a wide array of local contacts - is really impressive. If you are looking to buy a home or sell yours, Brad is the guy!” — Alex Cortright

“Brad is knowledgeable, personable and overall great to work with. Once we fell in love with our now home, Brad did everything he could to make it happen for us! Couldn’t recommend more!” — Katie Haley

“As a home inspector that has worked with Brad Kappel for over ten years, I can say with confidence that his knowledge regarding waterfront and luxury properties is second to none. His dedication to his clients is job one and his professionalism is unmatched. If you are searching for a Realtor to work with, Brad Kappel should be at the top of your list!” — Ron Kerbe

“Brad is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of buying a waterfront home and made the process stress free. We had many questions about remodeling a waterfront home and Brad knew all the answers.” — Chuck Soja

“I have known and worked with Brad Kappel for many years. In every experience he has been professional trustworthy and fun to work with.” — Veronica Tovey, Annapolis Maryland

“Brad is a consummate professional with vast local knowledge who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to insure their satisfaction.” — Corey Galinsky

“Brad was a consummate professional in the purchase of our new home. He communicated regularly and maintained professionalism in a very stressful transaction. We love our new home and would highly recommend Brad to anyone selling or buying a new home.” — Claire Dillon

“Brad was extremely knowledgeable and incredibly responsive throughout our buying process. We engaged Brad to help us find a waterfront property in the Chesapeake Bay area and we could not be more satisfied with Brad's performance. We would highly recommend him.” — Michele Cosby

“When we decided to move South, it was imperative that we sell our waterfront property as soon as possible. Brad was undaunted by our request and assured us he could handle the task. His professionalism and experience in the marketplace were a winning combination. He was attentive and answered many questions, as well as making some great recommendations. Thank you to Brad.” — David Hofmann

“Started working with Brad two years ago. Stayed in touch until I was ready. Outstanding knowledge of the local area! Purchased a $1.9M home on the water.” — Chip Molloy

“My wife and I spent many months with Brad looking for our dream home. He was terrific and very supportive throughout. We always felt as if he had our best interests in mind and he was honest about the virtues and shortcomings of different properties. When we found the right home, he helped us to secure the property and in successfully negotiating with the seller to reach a deal that all parties were comfortable with. We could not recommend him more highly.” — Scott Wright

“Brad did a wonderful job helping us with the various challenges of purchasing an older waterfront home. Brad is a local guy with contacts for all the various needs in real estate transactions including making strong recommendations for service providers. This made the process much easier. Brad was very responsive and given his strong knowledge of the local market, he helped us negotiate the best possible deal. I would highly recommend Brad to anyone looking to purchase property in Anne Arundel County area and especially water property” — Eric Ball