Our Team

Our team of skilled, experienced experts can assist you with any of your marketing and sale needs.  Whether it's the sale of a luxury home, a resort hotel, a fleet of vehicles or a commercial equipment liquidation, we have the experience. 


Stephen Karbelk

Starting in the auction business in 1992, Stephen has had the opportunity to sell nearly every type of asset that can be sold. Whether it’s a hotel, a luxury home, valuable personal property or a business, he has sold it before. Stephen has published over a dozen articles, ghost authored industry White Papers and has been a featured speaker at professional conferences.  Stephen is an expert in the sale of assets for US Bankruptcy Trustees and Attorneys. Stephen is affiliated with Century 21 New Millennium, one of the top 5 Century 21 Firms in the World, and Auction Markets provides auction services firm wide.

Professional memberships:

  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, Virginia Auctioneers Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member, Belmont Country Club, Ashburn, Virginia
  • Member, West Virginia Auctioneers Association

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Stephanie Young

With a background in the Foreclosure and REO mortgage industry, Stephanie applies her BA in Legal Studies to manage all types of court-driven sale transactions. As a licensed Realtor in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and an experienced sales agent, Stephanie is part of a top producing team selling all types of real estate and assets for Trustee’s, banks, partnerships and individuals. Stephanie is affiliated with Century 21 New Millennium, one of the top 5 Century 21 Firms in the World, and she provides auction services firm wide. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Dulles Area Association of Realtors

Katie Karbelk

  • Director of Marketing
  • 571-481-1644

Katie Karbelk has travelled the country with her husband, Stephen (Founder & CEO), for the past six years learning the different aspects of the business with each transaction. Before that, she worked in the hospitality industry, and she owned and administered a successful travel website. The experience gave her a global view on real estate leading her to aquire her real estate license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Utilizing her Bachelor of Arts and her global experience, she brings a unique perspective to marketing all types of transactions.  Katie is also is affiliated with Century 21 New Millennium, one of the top 5 Century 21 Firms in the World and she provides marketing for our auction and brokerage services firm wide.


Ryan Rauner

Ryan Rauner has over a decade of experience in commercial real estate brokerage. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rauner has represented clients across various industries and completed transactions in every asset class: office, flex, industrial, retail, and land. Originally specializing in tenant and buyer representation, Mr. Rauner expanded his service offerings to include landlord and seller representation upon joining RealMarkets. As a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Mr. Rauner further expanded his services to include investment real estate sales and acquisitions. The CCIM designation is conferred upon commercial real estate leaders that have a proven record of success in the field and have demonstrated mastery of financial, market, and investment analysis. CCIM designees have access to the industry's best technology platforms, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. In 2018, he was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments (BOE), which has the especial duty and responsibility of determining whether the Department of Tax Administration (DTA) has equalized the assessments among property owners. This independent body has the power to increase, decrease, or keep the same assessment upon its review.

You can follow Mr. Rauner on his Real Estate Blog to learn more about real estate. Click here to go to his blog.

Ryan holds an Associate Broker’s license in Virginia.  


Samantha Karbelk

In 2015, Samantha graduated from Holland Hall College Preparatory School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The field of communications piqued her interest during her internship at the renowned newspaper, the Tulsa World. Samantha is now in her senior year at The University of Central Oklahoma as a Mass Communications major with a focus on Professional Media. She is excited to explore her studies in graphics, film, and photography.  Samantha brings a young and creative insight into the marketing world and is excited to bring this new energy into the RealMarkets Marketing Team!


Robert Walters

Rob has enjoyed helping clients buy, sell, and lease property all across Northern Virginia for the past 18 years. He receives many repeat clients and referrals because of his attention to detail, enthusiasm, in-depth contract knowledge, and tech-savvy approach to sales.  Rob started his real estate career in 2000, and has sold homes with the Century 21, Long & Foster, and RE/MAX brands.  In 2013, Rob was named to the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame.  Rob joined RealMarkets specifically to take his career to the next level; adding commercial, land, retail, and auction sales to the portfolio he offers his clients.

Born at Dewitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Rob grew up in Woodbridge, VA with four sisters and two military parents, both Army officers.  His passions in high school were playing trumpet in the marching band and earning Eagle Scout.  He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1991 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and began a career in technical sales, before becoming a full-time real estate agent in 2000.

His engineering background enables him to understand and break down complex issues into simple explanations, and his sales background drives him to find win-win solutions that serves his clients' best interests. Rob works with buyers, sellers, and investors throughout Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.  His clients appreciate his unique blend of optimism, patience, wisdom, and sense of humor.

Rob has two children in high school and, when he’s not selling real estate, can be found volunteering in their schools, in church, and in boy scouts.  He looks forward to working with you!

“Eighteen Years Experience in Making Real Estate Understandable and Enjoyable!”


Jim Carrier

  • Director, Client Advisory Services
  • 703-674-7182

Experienced in all facets of sales, sales management, and executive management with major corporations Jim brings broad business experience to the team.  Jim started his business career with shipping conglomerate Maersk-Sealand and rose through the ranks managing various facets of the shipping industry. Jim served on 10 Board of Directors through Maersk Inc. in the US and abroad. In 2007 Jim joined Realogy Corp. as a Regional VP of their Better Homes and Gardens brand and 2 years later joined Century 21 New Millennium as Branch Leader of their Alexandria office. Jim served on the Century 21 New Millennium management team for 9 years before joining RealMarkets.  Jim’s broad business experience will contribute to the growth of the team.


Michael Collins

When you’ve worked with people for as many years as I have, you tend to learn a few things. Believe it or not, my first lesson came, when I bought my first house. It wasn’t an easy decision with seemingly insignificant details having the potential to turn into huge problems later! The experience and knowledge gained from that experience was just the first stepping stone. I observed that I had found my calling and I wasn’t backing away. A few years down the road, it helped me become a premier real estate expert in Alexandria and the surrounding areas.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, neither decision should be taken lightly. A house is much more than a place to live. When you walk into your place, it should feel wholly yours. My previous clients will tell you how much that matters to me. With my gift of building strong relationships, I present people with the right home for them.

Currently, I work with buyers and sellers in Arlington, McLean, Old Town Alexandria, Fairfax, and Alexandria. My passion for technological developments has helped me see it wasn’t enough to be good at what I do now. I needed to be one step ahead always. That’s why I went on to validate my expertise by receiving extensive training in the latest real estate strategies.

My passion for helping people meshes perfectly with my choice of career. Please contact me when you are looking for your next home.


Harsha BR

Harsha is having 7 years of experience on the Salesforce.com platform. Harsha is based out of Bengaluru, India.

Harsha is a passionate Independent Salesforce Consultant and works closely with US-based clients to build Salesforce applications.

Harsha provides solutions to the business problems leveraging the Salesforce CRM technology advantage and improve Sales.

Harsha has built applications for various organizations ranging from Banking, Telecommunication, Real Estate, and Field Service Domain Industries.

Harsha has built a RealMarkets Salesforce Application which helps the RealMarkets Agents to manage everyday activities seamlessly.

Harsha enjoys playing cricket and volleyball in his free time.

 

Salesforce Certifications:

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I

Salesforce Certified Administrator


FRANK ROMANO

A native Washingtonian, Frank started in the mortgage industry almost two decades ago, and during his career, he has helped several hundred clients meet their real estate and financing goals. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in finance, he follows Hokie sports and stays in touch with the many alumni he has interacted with during the years. Frank has worked with a top local lender, which has been named in the top 200 nationally within the mortgage industry. Frank is also an avid golfer and in the past year has welcomed his new baby boy into the world. His specialty is working with first-time homebuyers, as he really enjoys advising people as they achieve their goals of homeownership. Frank looks forward to helping you as a mortgage advisor, no matter what your goals are.

Virginia State Corporation Commission License #: MLO-32798VA


Joshua Phares

Joshua M. Phares is an award-winning real estate broker who combines his love for the industry with his passion for business. Joshua has worked with various Realogy brands, including Coldwell Banker, and has been with Century 21 New Millennium since 2013 and an associate broker with the firm since 2016. Joshua is a graduate of West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics where he earned an MBA in Business administration. Joshua also holds degrees in business administration and international business from Liberty University.

In addition to being a national real estate expert, Joshua also works to consult various Executive Branch agencies on real estate procurement strategies, commercial lease administration, real property disposition, strategic planning, and portfolio management. In 2013, Joshua was named Rookie of the Year for the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® and has won many other industry awards since then.

In his free time, Joshua enjoys traveling, visiting Loudoun County wineries, volunteering with local charities, frequenting out new restaurants with friends, and spending time with friends and family. Joshua is a BMW enthusiast with an appreciation for cars. Joshua currently resides in the Brambleton area on Ashburn, VA.

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