Carson Porter (Baltimoresun.com) Services for Real Estate Pros

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Carson Porter
location_on Baltimore, MD — Baltimoresun.com
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Baltimoresun.com is the only local site that offers listings from real estate agents, new home builders, and owners themselves. If you are looking for your first home or your next home, please check us out. In addition to the variety of listings, you'll also enjoy multiple photos, virtual tours, floor plans, maps, and neighborhood information for almost every property. And if you find a property you like, it's easy to send the listing agent a quick email without leaving the listing.

Don't let our name fool you! We do have properties all over Baltimore in Federall Hill, Canton, Pigtown, Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Hampden, etc. But, we cover all of central MD as well including Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, & Anne Arundel. Plus, if you are looking to move out of the region or buy a second home, we also have listings in York, Deleware, Deep Creek, and the Eastern Shore.

To get started, just visit www.baltimoresun.com/realestate and do a quick search. You can even set up email alerts so that new properties are sent directly to your inbox every morning. Search on your terms!

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You've probably pieced it together by now, but I am in sales for Baltimoresun.com. I focus solely on real estate and mainly on resale. I am just starting to get into commercial real estate and real estate auctions. That's still a pretty small niche for a sales rep, so I guess it's a good thing I'm a real estate junkie.

I bought my first (and only...so far) house at an Alex Cooper auction in December of '04. I would have jumped in earlier, but I had just graduated college in May and it took me a few months to find a job, build up some credit, find a home I could afford, and have settlement. I ended up in an ummmm, "interesting" neighborhood in Baltimore that we lovingly call Pigtown. I got to work on fixing it up and that spring I ripped out the first floor and replaced everything down to the floor joists. I even added a brand new kitchen from Ikea, which at the time was quite lavish. Now everybody in the neighborhood has stainless steel and granite, but I still like the basic little kitchen that I designed and did myself!

In the winter of '06 I took my real estate classes through L&F in Columbia. Aced the tests and was all ready to quit my job and become a real estate agent when I found out I couldn't afford to. With the market tanking, no good prospects, and all my friends too broke to buy a sofa yet alone a house, I decided that the timing was not right. Recently, I have activated my license and am hoping to do part time real estate in '09.

I ended up with Baltimoresun.com and now have the best of both worlds. I still am involved in real estate, still making commission, but still have a small base salary just in case.

I still live in Pigtown and have worked my way up to renovating the third floor. I now have a brand new master suite with a full bath overlooking Oriole Park. Now I'm working on the second floor bed and bath. I think I need to add a closet to the bedroom and lighten up the bedroom. That's my story, anything you want to know, just ask!