• About

    Smart Living Associates is a proud member of the Nation’s Capital’s most powerful brokerage, Long and Foster. Their impeccable track records as Top Producers, their experience, their relationships within the brokerage community and their unwavering commitment to their client’s best interests have made them among the top teams in the area.
    Smart Living Associates is a client-focused real estate team comprised of experienced real estate professionals. We are rooted in a solid foundation of client service, cutting edge marketing and social media.



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    Featured Agents

    Matt Murton

    Team Leader, REALTOR, Licensed in MD, DC & VA

    301-461-4201
    301-461-4201
    matt@smartlnf.com

    Since 2005, Matt has dedicated himself to exceeding the expectations of the sellers and buyers he serves. Matt is highly regarded by his peers as one of the market’s best agents and one of our markets earliest adopters of using Social Media as a marketing tool. Matt takes pride in his extensive knowledge of using cutting edge technology in selling homes. Matt has built a business based almost exclusively on repeat clients and the referrals of his satisfied sellers and buyers. Matt’s approach goes beyond the buying and selling of a home, he immerses himself in the process and treats each transaction as if it were his own. In 2018, Matt moved his Smart Living Associates to the Nation’s Capital’s most powerful brokerage, Long and Foster. Their impeccable track records as Top Producers, their experience, their relationships within the brokerage community and their unwavering commitment to their client’s best interests have made them among the top teams in the area. Smart Living Associates is a highly successful, client focused real estate team comprised of experienced real estate professionals. We are rooted in a solid foundation of client service, cutting edge marketing and social media. Matt has lived in the Washington Metropolitan Area for over 40 years and has an extraordinary knowledge of the Washington DC metro area real estate market. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and their 14-year-old twins. In 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Matt was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the DC Metro Area’s Best Real Estate Agents.

    Ben Fazeli

    REALTOR, Licensed in MD, DC & VA

    202-253-2269
    202-253-2269
    Ben@SmartLnf.com

    I have traveled through three continents and lived in both Europe and the Middle East before moving to The States. I was raised in a multicultural environment. I played semi-professional soccer, skied and raced in Europe and Lake Tahoe, as well as played tennis. I love to read, travel and meet people. I would like to use my background in finance and real estate to assist my clients in purchasing their dream homes, making sure all aspects of the transaction goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

    Kristen Waksberg

    REALTOR, Licensed in MD & VA

    301-461-4676
    301-461-4676
    Kristen@smartlnf.com

    Kristen Waksberg is passionate about real estate. A 25-year resident of the Washington metropolitan area, she guides clients through DC’s competitive and complex real estate market with intelligence, competence, and boundless energy. Kristen has lived around the Beltway – in downtown DC, the Virginia suburbs, and Potomac, Maryland -- and draws from her knowledge of the metro area in advising buyers and sellers. An enthusiastic advocate, she is relentless in working to meet her clients’ needs, with quick wit and humor to ease the most stressful moments. Kristen specializes in Montgomery County and Frederick County real estate. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Kristen held management positions in business-to-business marketing, fundraising, and consumer marketing at The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The League of Women Voters, and America Online. Kristen is also active in a variety of community causes. She has served as a member of the board of directors for The Fulfillment Management Association of Washington and The Parents Council of Washington; the alumni board of the University of Mary Washington; and the board of trustees of The Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences. She is currently an at-large member of the board of directors for The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). Kristen lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Mark, and their children, Ben and Gaby. She enjoys spending time with her family -- biking along the C & O Canal or hiking the trails of her neighborhood, River's Edge. Always on the go, Kristen lives life with passion. She looks forward to sharing it with you when you are ready to sell or buy your next home.

    Kristy Deal

    REALTOR, Licensed in MD & DC

    954-673-7109
    954-673-7109
    License Number: MD 674914 DC SP200202520
    Kristy@SmartLnF.com

    Highly energetic and creative, Kristy Deal is a person always on the move. Born and raised in New Jersey, she studied Fine Arts at Drexel University and then later pursued Nursing at Rutgers University. With family members in real estate, she recently decided to join the less stressful but equally challenging career as a Realtor with the top-producing Smart Living Associates of Long & Foster. For Kristy, real estate was the perfect choice. She has lived in 15 cities and knows first-hand the trials and stresses experienced during a move. She has boundless energy for clients, and her artistic eye will be put to great use in staging properties for the market. Kristy has a broad range of interests outside of real estate. She is a consultant for Rodan + Fields, skilled tennis player, cycling enthusiast, yoga lover and traveler. She is CPR certified, an SAT tutor, and volunteers for A Wider Circle and S.O.M.E. (So Others May Eat). Kristy and her family live in the heart of downtown Bethesda and enjoys being in the thick of it all. She is excited to be working at the award-winning, billion-dollar Bethesda Gateway Office.

    Art Rivera

    REALTOR, Licensed in MD

    301-300-8911
    301-300-8911
    Art@Smartlnf.com

    As a father of 2 beautiful girls and a loving husband of 22 years, family means everything to me. My free time is spent with them, whether its coaching their soccer teams, or helping them with their tennis serve, walking the dogs, or maybe even building a custom lattice for my wife’s vegetable garden on our backyard! I find that this, love of family, is the base that forges the passion I’ve always felt through the years when helping clients create a new dream space, sell a property, or when guiding them in search of a new home. I’ve been lucky to live in the Rockville area since 1988, and I’ve had both of our girls attend the local public schools. They did, however, start their education in Catholic Schools where my wife and I were honored by the Archdiocese of Washington DC and received the Archdiocese Volunteer of the Year Award! I also co-own and help operate “Blackpool Kitchen and Bath” along with Joanna, my wife. We are a husband and wife designer team and have worked with clients in the Metropolitan area as kitchen and bath designers, space planners, and project managers for over 20 years. Combining exceptional service, design, and technical skills, we have completed beautiful projects that are both aesthetically pleasing, as well as functional.

    Cathy Hafford

    Transaction Coordinator

    cathy@smartlnf.com

    For over 25 years, I have owned and managed a successful building company on the Eastern Shore of Maryland while also creating and managing multiple vacation rentals. I am a seasoned professional with extensive knowledge in legal definitions and strive to be resourceful and efficient in all matters. After many years of experience within the Real Estate industry, I have come to recognize Ben Fazeli as a true leader and professional who provides exceptional service and compassion for your most prized possession, your home.
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