Carol Wills
301.387.2000 x3115
Deep Creek Lake 360
Railey Realty
Equal Housing Opportunity
 I have known Carol Wills for almost 10 years.  I can say without a doubt, Carol is one of the hardest working Real Estate agents I have ever known.  Carol's admirable work ethic shows that she not only has a love of real estate but also of technology. Carol has always been on the leading edge when it comes to her knowledge and use of the newest forms of communication and marketing.
  Before our Long & Foster office in Old Town Alexandria lost Carol to the Deep Creek Lake area, Carol taught a number of classes to her fellow agents.  It was a time when our company had provided agents with the ability to personalize web pages.  Most of us had little or no idea how to even begin much less accomplish a professional looking page that would draw customers in.  Carol was happy to share her knowledge and ideas with anyone who wanted. She also volunteered to advise agents on other aspects of internet-based marketing.
  Carol has continued her involvement in the latest technology. She is a diligent person who loves to take on new challenges.
                        Bonnie N. Clark
                     Long & Foster Real Estate

Bonnie Clark, Old Town Alexandria R.E. Agent

Carol Willis ABR, e-Pro, Internet Marketing Specialist:   We appreciate your service. All the agents who have worked with us over the years have been professional, very nice to us.    We liked them all.-All the agents were most knowledgeable about this lake area, etc.  -All  were courteous & respectable of ones privacy, etc. -All were respectable of our particular requests and wishes, etc. ***There is a vast difference between YOU and the other nice agents because You are the true communicate internet professional!  note..You are also nice, polite, and knowledgeable about the lake area.    ***1. Knowledge: Per your Railey Reality card-When you give a client your business card this is what they see, "Carol Willis, ABR, e-Pro Internet Marketing Specialist"! 2. Your web sites are clearly marked for easy follow-up, you always respond to calls, questions, & concerns quickly in a short turn around time. 3. You work with your clients on a "DAILY" basis (vs. the client having to phone their agents to ask for basic follow-up concerns. 4. You ask your clients for their in-put/opinions so you know them & their home. *5.You "LISTEN"!  6.You do follow-up per a monthly STAT print-out  from all the sites you've tracked (one of your many talents) and discuss them answering your clients questions or concerns. 7. You consult regularly with your clients: per email, phone, and or in person keeping them up to date and in-the-loop! 8.You give your clients "Confidence" &  you present their homes/real estate beautifully! 9. Since this is your expertise: your virtual tours are not just the basic/boring one- its one that "keeps a buyers attention", for they have a musical presentation, the pictures have descriptions at the top, have icon options to click on to to read for "additional descriptions" at the bottom, and you present your clients with a Customized Music Box of their real estate! (Such a  specialized touch for marketing for the client, which I've never seen  before!) 10.Your regular pictures also have more interest; there are many to view vs. the norm of a few,  they are shown in different angles, and always with attention to detail, (i.e. pictures of bedrooms shown without  windows)   **Summary: This is the time when push-comes-to-shove, as they say. The agents who do not have your skill level will not be getting the newer/younger savvy internet client! Its not about the booklets, newspapers, etc. now.  Its about peoples time; whereas they search BEFORE they drive to see. We are glad you are our agent because none can compare to your knowledge & skills, which you offer your clients!   Sincerely, Sheila and Steve
Steve And Sheila Major


I am happy to hear that you have additional opportunities in the marketing side of the real estate business.  As I have mentioned many times, it was a pleasure working with you and sharing ideas about this particular market.  What was very exciting was the formation of  You took control of that project, when I was preoccupied with the marina operation, and put together a wonderful marketing tool that far exceeds any local or regional real estate web site. 

From a business standpoint, you have spearheaded internet based marketing for DCL Properties that gives the owners of those three projects measurable information to evaluate their housing projects on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  For this, your commission should be in the 10% range to fully compensate your efforts.

Thank you again for your professionalism.



Sam Housley

Umbel Companies

24586 Garrett Highway

P.O. Box 279

McHenry, MD 21541


301.387.9504 Fax

Sam Housley, Local Developer




To Whom It May Concern,

Please accept this letter as a full endorsement of the skill and ability of Carol Wills as a Realtor in her role as a listing agent. Carol's technology skills and communication are far above most other agents in the market these days. Carol seeks out and utilizes a variety of tools on the internet to give her listings the maximum exposure to the market. She communicates with her sellers on a regular basis. They do not need to call or emall Carol, because she is always following up and sending them information.

She goes above and beyond for her clients and has been highly praised by them for her hard work and communications. In this market you have to expose listings to as many people as possible in order to get it sold. And Carol Wills is one of the only agents I know who continues to do this and is always looking for other avenues to help her seller.

Having worked with her for 4 years, 3 of which as her manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., I can tell you that Carol Wills is a top notch Realtor at Deep Creek Lake and a pleasure to work with.

Tracey Espada, Broker


Sunset Island Sales & Rentals LLC

23 Fountain Drive West, 2nd Floor

Ocean City MD 21842

Office: 410 524 1245

Toll Free: 877 524 1245

Cell: 301 501 5253


Tracey Espada, Long And Foster Past Broker

Carol, and her real estate partner Sam Housley, represented us in the sale of our home in Boulder Ridge, on Wisp mountain. In a very difficult market, with unreasonable buyer expectations, Carol and Sam stayed positive and creative throughout the whole process, always willing to come up with different ways to attract buyers and generate interest. We really appreciated their enthusiasm and diligence to achieve a sale, and would have no hesitation in recommending them.


Roberta & Scott Cullen, Alexandria, VA

Scott and Roberta Cullen

"It has been over a year since our first meeting with Sam and Carol.  Since that time, we spent many hours reviewing property listings, taking trips to Deep Creek Lake, and narrowing down our search.  Sam and Carol were very patient, having to deal with three families and six opinions at a time.  Their thorough knowledge of the area, extreme professionalism, and ability to understand our needs made the process very enjoyable and ultimately a complete success.  We now have our beautiful vacation home in Silver Ridge where we enjoy spending our time.  Sam and Carol's efforts exceeded our expectations, and so has the house!"  

 Karen and Rob Banas

Stephanie and Nick Nucci

Tracy and Chris McCarthy  

  We are very happy to have worked with you guys and hope we can maintain our relationship for the years to come.  Thanks again,

This LLC bought a home at the Silver Ridge Community.

Banas, Nucci, McCarthy

Carol and Sam,

Jen and I wanted to write to thank you for your help in purchasing our cabin at Deep Creek Lake.  Your friendly approach, attention to detail, and commitment to keeping us informed each step of the way made the process easy.  We look forward to many years of enjoyment up there.

Thanks again,

Scott and Jen Shepard


Scott and Jennifer Shepard

We tortured Sam and Carol for 6 months trying to find the house that met our very specific requirements. Sam and Carol consistently provided new listings and spent several hours on multiple occasions looking at properties with our family; some special moments that you would not normally experience with a typical agent. Their knowledge of the area, DNR regulations, Garrett County processes and local resources were invaluable in helping us to make decisions. As we had hoped, our experience concluded with the purchase of our new home, but just as exciting is the relationship that was created with Sam and Carol."

Morgan and Monica Adams

Morgan and Monica Adams

Having known Sam Housley through his Silvertree Marina operations, my wife and I briefly mentioned that we were considering the sale of our condo. In spite of the Fall 2008 housing market, Sam and Carol had our unit sold, at our price, in less than 3 months. No signs, no traffic jams through our property, just a sale in 3 months!

Carol and Sam are very professional, know their job, respected our privacy and worked around every one's schedule.

Sam knows the lake, the area, and the right people to get the job done correctly.

My wife and I not only found a Real Estate agency, but we found a friend.

Christine and Bill Scott

Christine and Bill Scott

Working with Sam made the process of house hunting fun.  He was able to decipher exactly what we wanted, and helped us to find exactly the right place.  No pressure, lots of laughs, and the inside scoop on all of Deep Creek.  Plus, he's great with kids; our 3-year old daughter has adopted him as another member of the family.

His real estate partner Carol Wills was very helpful and she and Sam work very well together.


Katie and Bill Hester

Hi Tracey,
It was nice meeting you at my recent closing. The formation of The Deep Creek Lake Team will surely be a positive addition to Long & Fosters marketing efforts. I certainly appreciated Carol Wills timely informational calls & up dates which set my mind at ease. I realize that the vacation home market today is not exactly "robust" but Carol and Sam were very diligent in their marketing efforts and secured a buyer in record time. In the future if I decide to purchase another vacation home in the Deep Creek area I will certainly contact Carol.

Park Casteel

Park Casteel

My wife and I have had the good fortune to have Sam and Carol represent us in both purchasing and selling properties in the Deep Creek Area. Their knowledge of the local market conditions, creativity in marketing a property and customer service are unparalleled. With Sam and Carol representing us my wife and are secure in the knowledge that we have on our side the premiere real estate team in Deep Creek.
Rich and Brooke Nagle

I purchased a house in the Silver RIdge community in March 2007 and had the most pleasant experience that I have ever had with a realtor. I used Sam Housley and he was great. He wasn't pushy, he knew the area very well and the house details. He was great leading up to the settlement, able to answer all of my questions in a timely matter and fabulous follow up and even after settlement. He followed up with me numerous times and took care of outstanding walk thru issues until they were completed. I would recommend Sam to anyone who needs a very credible and knowledgeable realtor. It was overall the best service I have ever received from a realtor!..

Jennifer Gruber

Jennifer Gruber