Dave Bender
Dave Bender
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About Me

Originally from the Chicago area, my family moved to the Washington DC Metro region in 1967, where both my parents taught for the Fairfax County Public Schools. After growing up in Northern Virginia and graduating from George Mason University, I moved to Montgomery County, Maryland in 1987. After first living in Kensington, we bought our first home in Gaithersburg in 1989. In 1998, we bought a new home in Germantown where I currently live with my wife Jean and daughter Jenna (see photos).  Both my wife and I love our area and our neighbors and are active and committed volunteers in the community.

In addition to my wife and daughter, we also have developed a cadre of animals. We have 2 dogs, a Cairn Terrier and a German Sheppard as well as 3 Guinea Pigs.

What I like most about my job is meeting people, learning about their lifestyles and needs so I can match them with the best neighborhoods and homes. Being a natural problem solver and task manager, allows me to stay on top of all the tasks that need to be managed throughout the home sale process. When you are buying or selling a home no one wants surprises, so I communicate continually with my clients so they know where everything stands and what to expect as the transaction progresses to settlement.

Most of all, it is my goal to ensure my clients feel very comfortable and confident that their home purchase or sale is in good hands and they will know that their best interest is always in the forefront of my attention.


As a home buyer or seller you are about to make one of the most important financial decisions of your life.  For most people their home is their biggest investment.  Whether you are buying your first home or 5th, you have many important decisions to make.  One of which is to choose the Realtor that you feel will best represent your needs in the selling or buying of your home. Read more on what to look for in a Realtor when buyer or selling a home.

Customer Ratings

Dave Bender has been rated by 35 customers


“We moved from out of state to the area, so having a strong recommendation of a local broker was very important to us. Dave was extremely patient with us during our cross-country move. He showed us over 30 houses, gave us local insights on the area, and was all-around very helpful and friendly. We truly appreciate everything he did for us!”
Ben, Gaithersburg, MD (Buyer)
“He was compassionate considering we were selling our sister’s house who passed from Covid. Local knowledge was key because we would be working remotely to sell this house. He assured us he would make it simple and he surely did. We were absolutely pleased with Dave Bender’s handling of the sale. Bravo!”
Jill Miller-Thorn Long Island, NY (Seller)
“Dave was a great selection from NFCU and an asset to our home buying process.”
Diana Addington-Hall, Germantown (Buyer)
“It was such a pleasure working with Dave. Dave was the listing agent when we bought our house. We had such a great experience working with him on that transaction that we said from the start we would work with him when we sold down the road and we are so glad we did! We would 100% recommend using Dave Bender and Century 21 Redwood Realty for your real-estate transaction! ”
Scott & Brittany Cestone - Frederick, MD (Seller)
“Dave Bender was very attentive and worked very quickly to get my house sold. I am extremely pleased with the work done on the case and I would certainly use him in the future! I live in San Diego and the property is located in Maryland, so I was worried that the process would be difficult. However, Dave got me a great offer extremely quickly and the house sold in less than two weeks. I actually could not believe how easy and painless the entire process was. ”
Sam Lynn, San Diego CA (Seller)
“Dave understands real estate, the market, and has the resources to ready homes for sale. He’s responsive and easy to work with. ”
Janet L, Gaithersburg, MD (Seller)
“I have known Dave Bender for roughly ten years as he helped my parents relocate to the area.  Once my wife and I made the decision to purchase a single family house and sell our townhouse, I did not hesitate to contact Dave. Dave is very knowledgeable of the local area, is level headed, patient, and accessible.  Dave  provided invaluable advice, kept us focused on the important things, and helped to alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with buying and selling a home. I would be very happy to recommend Dave to those who might be looking for a Realtor. Thank you again!  ”
Jason, Boyds MD (Seller)
“Dave Bender is a professional, kind and knowledgeable real estate agent who went the extra mile given our needs, our non-presence and the additional restrictions during COVID. He was understanding of our needs, available and swift in responding and/or preferring offer related documents.it was a hugely pleasant experience working with David. Thank you again!”
Susan Cantella, Oakland, MD (Buyer)
“We were very pleased with Dave Bender’s service. It was the second time we worked with him. He was always available to us, agreeing to visit houses on short notice. His good knowledge of the areas and neighborhoods were very useful. He provided candid advice along the home buying process. Excellent realtor.”
Ivohasina Razafimahefa, Silver Spring MD (Buyer)
“Dave was a great realtor and partner in our home buying process. We would highly recommend him to anyone!”
Andrew, Rockville, MD (Buyer)
“I’ve had the opportunity to know and work with Dave over several years through the purchase and/ or sale of two homes. Dave has provided the same consistente level orc communication and professionalism. Dave has provided support during unexpected circumstances arising as well as clear communication. Thank you ”
T Spencer, Walkersville MD (Seller)
“Dave is a fantastic agent! We felt very fortunate to have him representing us! He’s a seasoned professional and we always felt he had our best interests at heart. ”
Kimberly Davidson, Maryland (Buyer)
“The assignment to Dave Bender was made by Realty Plus and we could not have been more pleased. We found Dave to be honest, direct and knowledgeable about the real estate industry, the local community and about homeownership. We appreciated his insight and his communication was top notch; he kept us updated and was always accessible, even after hours. We looked at a lot of houses and we wondered if we were putting him through the ringer with the number of tours we were doing, but he assured us often that our experience and method was not unusual en route to finding a home that we love. He became a reliable support through the 3-month long process and we appreciated his assurances as we navigated our first big deal purchase in this country. You want a patient and understanding agent who is honest in his dealings and also honest about the market and the process. You want responsiveness and someone who is accessible when you have those burning questions. Dave Bender was that agent.”
S. Hendricks & Q. Rhoden--Montgomery County, Maryland (Buyer)
“Dave Bender did a great job with my sale of my property and purchase of a new home. He went above and beyond expectations in regards to all aspects of selling and buying my home. He communicated with me on a daily basis while we were in the closing process. I highly recommend Dave Bender as an agent.”
Pattijean Pettit - Thurmont MD (Buyer)
“He is a great gentleman.”
Tara Heiraty (Buyer)
“Dave was excellent throughout the process. He was very knowledgeable about the entire process, had our best interest at heart and always gave the best advice about what to do. The best thing about Dave is his responsiveness. He was quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns. He truly is the best agent that I have dealt with!”
Charlene Clarke, Frederick, MD (Buyer)
“Dave was extremely flexible and met all our needs. We highly recommend him. He's the fifth agen we have used and by far the best. No one else was nearly as responsive or accommodating as him.”
Judy and Chun Yu (Seller)
“I met Dave Bender when I was looking to buy my first home, four years ago. He made the buying process as smooth as possible. When I decided to sell my home this time around, I thought of him. Dave has extensive experience and knowledge. He was always available from the beginning. He continues to stay in touch with me, even as the closing of the sale was a few days ago. Which is greatly appreciated and important to me, as I moved out of the area. He was greatly helpful in connecting me with a realtor in the West Coast, as I was looking to looking to find a new home. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or do maintenance of you home, his connection to resources/contractors is great. I would highly recommend Dave, for your next sale or buy.”
Vanesa Bellido, Frederick MD (Seller)
“Dave is an excellent agent for first-time homebuyers. He was very patient showing us dozens of homes and several bids as the housing market shifted on us. His market knowledge helped us develop a winning bidding strategy and we closed on our dream townhome in 30 days. ”
Julia Sparks, Rockville (Buyer)
“Dave was knowledgable, trust worthy, and did not push me in any way. He understood I was selling a house in a certain condition and worked with me. Dave made the sale and closing very easy. He prepared me for each step along the way. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone trying to sell a house. He was very easy to work with. ”
Amy Leksana Austin (Seller)
“David found me an amazing property to purchase and renovate! He was instrumental in finding and securing the property. He then was able to sell the property with very few days on market. When the going got tough, Dave got going!! He was critical to completing the sale and I would recommend his services to all!”
Ryan Studner, Washington DC (Seller)
“I dealt with Dave Bender in the past, and came back to work with him on my second house because he did a great job on the last house and we knew he would help us with our current home which we love. Dave was extra patient with us. He understood that we were in love with the home he showed us and that we were willing to wait for it. He definitely showed us lots of houses before we found our dream home. Dave is a great guy, and that's why we went to him for our second home.”
Yves Borjas and Family (Buyer)
“I had worked with Dave Bender while selling a client's home. He got an amazing price for her and I knew we wouldn't use anyone else when it was time to sell our house. We had moved out of the area before the house sold and there were problems that came up. He found reasonably priced contractors to fix things. He even offered to shovel snow! He was great to work with.”
Kathy Randall, Gaithersburg MD (Seller)
“Dave Bender did not hesitate to accept the challenge of dealing with my mother's property, even when a short sale became the clear solution. He still pursued the effort with the same gusto and professionalism as a more lucrative opportunity. Dave's experience and understanding of short sales were invaluable to getting us through the entire process, from finding the right buyer to getting the bank paperwork done and then to a quick and simple closing. My family is grateful for his guidance and management of the entire process. If he made this sort of sale so easy, I can only imagine what great things he can do for any real estate circumstance!”
Iain Ronis, Silver Spring, MD (Seller)
“Dave did outstanding job getting us our new house in a very timely manner. Dave worked with us on everything that was involved purchasing the home. We are very happy at our new home. We would recommend him to anyone in the market to buy your new house. Great job Dave!”
Silver Spring, MD (Buyer)


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