Potomac Concierge Services

“Concierge” Sounds exotic yeah? You bet. It’s a word with French origins. The word basically refers to someone who looks after a hotel or an apartment building. This person is sort of a caretaker who runs things. They stay in charge and technically deputize for the owner of the building. Potomac Concierge Services do these and a lot more. Located in Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac has been in the concierge business for more than 10 years with exposure to various customer needs and challenges. The implication of this is that they have most likely encountered your specific situation before. If this is not the case, there’s still a likelihood that they have had to deal with something similar. They can, therefore, bring this wealth of experience to bear in serving you and delivering the perfect solutions for your needs.

Concierge ServicesPotomac provides three major services which we’ll consider in brief detail. I have only personally experienced one of them and was left with a very positive opinion and a more than commensurate value for fees charged. I was also able to get in touch with a particular respondent on google plus who had only words of commendation and satisfaction.


  • Personal Assistant Services: Potomac provides a personal assistant service that helps you keep track of your tasks, get organized and significantly boost your productivity levels. A couple of years ago, I was fresh out of college and lucky enough to land a considerably well-paying job in the Mary land area. The only problem, however, was that my degree didn’t teach me how to manage time in the real world. Between getting work done, spending time with my girlfriend, partying with my guys and catching up on about 8 television series all at once. I’d struggle to allocate time properly and end up sleepy and disoriented at work. My performance dropped and I felt my career slipping away. That was until a friend I confided in suggested Potomac. I dialed them up and got in touch. It was almost magical. I can’t go into all the details but they practically cleaned up my schedule, got me a to-do list and set me back on the path to getting back at the top of my career game. If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with your daily tasks and responsibilities, contact Potomac. You’ll be grateful to me for this.
  • Home organization: Keeping a house in order can be quite a herculean task especially with kids around. Potomac advertises a home organization service on their website that will be sure to keep your place looking perfect and all in one piece. I haven’t had need for this service myself. But comments from previous clients on the google plus page suggest that their experience was just as good as mine with the personal assistant service.
  • Business Concierge Services: Either it’s running a hotel, organizing an executive council meeting or just getting things in order around the office. Potomac concierge services claim that they’ve got you covered.

PG Used Appliances

PG Used Appliances is located in Lanham, MD and they serve the greater Washington DC metropolitan area which includes of course Prince George’s County where they are located.

Wide Selection

They have a broader range of appliances than most used appliance stores. This includes refrigerators, washers and dryers, stoves, dishwashers and microwaves. Most used appliance stores don’t carry dishwashers or microwaves. Continue reading “PG Used Appliances”

J B Brown Associates

J B Brown Associates is located in Lutherville, MD although some might call it Timonium since it isn’t far from Timonium Rd. So, what is JB Brown? Sounds kind of like a law firm or an accounting firm but it isn’t.

Tax Assessment Appeals

J B Brown is a real estate consultant. Specifically, they help people appeal property tax assessments and get the property tax lowered. Now, before you get all excited and call them up about your house because you are tired of paying the hefty real estate taxes in Maryland, don’t call them. Why? Because they only deal with commercial properties.

Why No Residential, Only Commercial

The reason is because of how they get paid. They get paid when they are successful by receiving a percentage of the decrease in taxes that they won for you. The problem with residential real estate is that most houses aren’t that incorrectly valued so the savings and therefore their percentage isn’t very much. Plus, the value of the house is usually less than commercial property so that also holds down what they can make. Those two things combined mean that they usually lose money when they work on residential properties.

They have done work for us and saved us a lot of money over the years. They have an impressive client base that includes companies like Merritt Properties, Jim Koons Mgt, St. Joseph Hospital, Valley Motors and many more.

Storm Water Remediation Fee (Rain Tax) Appeals

Naturally, when Maryland adopted the “rain tax” this was a natural for J B Brown to incorporate into what they do. We haven’t used them for this, but considering how expensive this tax can be, the savings can be considerable.

Lease Audit & Property Management Consulting

Since J B Brown has been operating for 24 years, they have a lot of experience. Ben is a real estate investor himself and is very savvy about real estate. Although, their main focus is on the tax and rain water appeals, they also do lease audits and property management consulting. This makes sense since they have to value a property to appeal it and that involves getting a rent roll. Since they work with lots of landlords and property managers, they have seen best and worst practices over the years and can advise what to do or not do.

General Real Estate Consulting

They helped us with a problem. We had decided to sell a property that they had done tax appeals for. It wasn’t clear what the value was and they were able to help with that. In addition, they were able to suggest some possible buyers, but also made a key suggestion. That was that the property didn’t fit the typical profile that commercial brokers were looking for. Therefore Ben felt they wouldn’t push as hard. He knew several people who had had success by auctioning properties and suggested exploring that.

That is what we ultimately decided to do and were glad we did and that Ben made the suggestion. The property sold for almost double what we were expecting to get for it. Of course, there are no guarantees you will get those results if you auction a property.

In any case, we have dealt with J B  Brown for a number of years and find that they are honest, great to work with, and knowledgeable.

Annapolis Clean Carpet

Annapolis Clean Carpet has been serving the Annapolis and Severna Park communities for the last twenty years. They consider themselves to be reasonably priced as a carpet cleaner, particularly for the job they do. Reasonably priced does not mean low-ball. The quality of their work is outstanding. Continue reading “Annapolis Clean Carpet”