WomanUP!® LIVE Interview with Bernadette Cole

Hello WomanUP!® Community!


This week's wonderful welcome is for Bernadette Cole, Regional Owner, EXIT Realty Virginia.


Bernadette holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Financial Services from Wright State University. In addition to this, she is a JOHN MAXWELL certified Mentor, Coach and Speaker; BRIAN BUFFINI Certified Mentor; GRI; CDRS Elite. Whenever educational opportunities are present, she makes every effort to attend, promote and support.

In 2006, Bernadette began her real estate career as an EXIT Real Estate agent in La Plata, Maryland, and is a proven multi-million dollar producer. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, she has held multiple positions in both sales management and banking.

Only a year and a half into her real estate career, Bernadette opened her own real estate company, EXIT Landmark Realty, in January 2008. Since opening the doors, her company has quickly gained market share and is rapidly growing in a challenging market. Her philosophy is accomplishment through leadership and education and giving back to the community.


Mrs. Cole shares her passion for education with her agents through individual multiple innovative training platforms and programs. Her office has a proven track record of new agent success, producing the Rookie of the Year for Charles County, MD, (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017). In 2018, based on sales production and number of transactions closed EXIT Landmark Realty was recognized as REAL Trends Up and Comers for 2018. Additionally, her offices were recognized by the EXIT International Corporation as Top 25 in Sales Volume, Number of Transactions, and Sponsoring for 2017.


Through her leadership and support, both personally and through the agents in her offices have invested time, energy and capitol to multiple community outreach programs from supporting our military and first responders, to fighting human trafficking and homelessness.


She is married to a retired US Air Force pilot, Lt Col Alex Cole and parent of three children, Marcus, Brianna and Angelina.


Accolades, Organizations and civic commitment:

  • Keynote Speaker at EXIT International Leadership Summit (2018)

  • Guest Speaker at multiple Master Broker Summits and Regional level EXIT summits

  • Chair of the EXIT Mid-Atlantic (MD, VA, DC, DE & WV) Education Committee responsible for bringing National trainers to the area for this regions Real Estate Professionals.

  • Member of National Association of REALTORS®, MD Association of REALTORS®, Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS®, Womens Council of REALTORS® (WCR)

  • Member of Charles County Chamber of Commerce

  • Annual toy drive & stocking stuffing event at her office to benefit Christmas Connection through Children's Aid Society and Toys for Tots.

  • Annual Books and Backpacks programs supporting those in need throughout Charles County school system

In the winter of 2015, Bernadette personally developed a short notice temporary housing and meal program for over 200 homeless individuals and families during a blizzard.


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