Richard (Dick) Stoner is Broker/Owner of Reist Corporation which restores and manages historic rental homes. He has been licensed in real estate since 1995, starting with Rory S. Coakley Realty, where he began a property management division and became Associate Broker. He also has over 20 years of experience in banking finance.
Dick’s interest in Public Policy, gained from work on national banking and savings and loan industry changes, led him to volunteer for GCAAR’s Public Policy Committee, where he is a current member and served as Chair 2011-2013. He has worked in positions for MRIS and CoStar Group, Inc., dealing with commercial real estate data and technology advancements. Dick has also served on MAR’s Legislative Committee.
Dick specializes in farm and rural land and is farmer certified for nutrient management plans required for active farms. He is involved with Land Preservation both for residential historic districts and for agricultural and environmental land use programs. He works with land owners in Washington, Frederick and Montgomery Counties in rural, suburban and urban markets to weigh both development and preservation value of open land. Nutrient and Wetlands Credits and other easements for farm properties are a growing specialty in Chesapeake Bay Plan area and Dick has worked on Virginia’s nutrient credits for environmental best practices in connection with the Chesapeake Bay Plan of 2010.
As an independent broker, Dick is particularly concerned with legislative initiatives that may work against the livelihood of real estate agents and brokerage firms. He strives to always lift the image of the real estate community among buyers, sellers, tenants and owners of real property throughout the region.