Meet Our Team

Our agents have decades of experience in all market cycles.

Our Team

John Pruski


Originally from upstate New York, John has made Washington, D.C. home since 1999. John lives in Glover Park with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Jack. As a family, they enjoy traveling, dining, shopping at the Palisades farmer’s market, and visiting Guy Mason playground.

John started in real estate while a student at American University and by graduation had sold his first house. Cathie Gill inspired John to start a career in real estate. With Cathie and her agents, he worked on many multi-million dollar deals and learned how to offer informed discreet, professional, and customer service.

Today, John’s sales have ranged from a $10,000 parking space to a $4.5 million embassy building. He regularly works with first-time buyers, international investors, new arrivals to the area, and sellers who are trading up to a larger home or downsizing.


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, D.C., Maryland, Virginia
  • Member, Greater Capital Area of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, University Club of Washington, D.C.
  • American University Alumni Association
  • Georgetown University Alumni Association
  • Glover Park Citizens Association
  • Zillow Premier Agent
  • Forward, Men of Steel Ice Hockey Team


  • American University, B.A., Public Affairs, 2003
  • Georgetown University, M.P.S., Real Estate, 2015

Yuichiro Fujiyama


Fujiyama has lived in the Metropolitan DC area for 20 years. In addition to Real Estate, he owns a Travel Agency located in Falls Church, Virginia. When not working, he is a year-round Indoor Soccer player and a Serious (Crazy) Golfer. Fujiyama resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife Aoi and their 4 children (when they are home from college).

Fujiyama holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Kokugaku-in University in Tokyo.

Jaclyn Mason


Bio coming soon!

German Paraud


German is a long-time resident of the Washington, DC area where he obtained a B.S. in International Business from The George Washington University and an M.S. in International Finance from The American University. He retired from the Inter-American Development Bank after more than 30 years of service, where he was in charge of international treasury operations, gaining valuable experience in dealing with many domestic and international financial institutions.

During this period, German also bought, sold, and remodeled many properties in the area obtaining the first-hand experience about the diverse DC real estate market. As an admirer of the different architectural styles and designs that this beautiful city and its surrounding areas offer, and being a licensed agent in DC, MD, and VA, German can help you select the right type and style of home.

Because of his international experience and familiarity with the area and its neighborhoods, he is well acquainted with the housing requirements for both the national and international community as well as the many details that contribute to a smooth real estate transaction.

German offers experience, enthusiasm, and insights in dealing with the diverse needs of his clients, working diligently and patiently to understand their objectives in order to obtain the best possible deal. He believes that honesty and integrity are crucial qualities that are indispensable when buying, selling, or renting a property.

German is on the Board of Directors of Montgomery Hospice, Board of Directors and Treasurer of the IDB/IID Retirees Association, and President of the Bethesda Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Martha Smith


Bio coming soon!

Buyers' Representation
Sellers' Representation
As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.
Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.
If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with an agent right away, please contact us.
It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.
Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS® listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.
When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.
See our Seller's Guide to get your Free Home Evaluation, or contact us to get connected with a Seller's Agent.

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With years of experience helping local buyers and sellers just like yourself, we know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals. It's our job to know about the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming developments.

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