Our Team

Stephen Bilowus

Dedicated to providing the most efficient client-centered experience, Stephen Bilowus has over ten-years of a successful portfolio as an Associate Broker with Samson Properties.  He is a co-founder of Higher Ground Real Estate with his wife, Mary Katherine.  Stephen has achieved membership in the NVAR (North Virginia Association of Realtors) Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. A native of Fairfax, Bilowus has witnessed the transformation of the local housing market and has an innate talent for identifying profit-yielding properties. Through his tenure he is immersed in industry trends and marketing strategies, including the all important specifics on optimum seasonality sales and purchases. Stephen holds a BS in Finance from George Mason University, but is a pro with a hammer and no stranger to home renovations.


Mary Katherine Bilowus

A graduate of George Mason University, Mary Katherine Bilowus is a co-founder and Realtor with Higher Ground Real Estate.  Having been raised in Northern Virginia, she knows the geography well and is familiar with the unique offerings of many towns and cities.  Committed to building intimate relationships with her clients, Bilowus looks forward to guiding and supporting them through what can be a complicated and stressful real estate process.  She will assume the responsibility for handling all the logistics of your home sale or purchase.

Mary Katherine brings 12 years of experience in the Event Management industry - planning luxury intimate events to large scale 20,000 person trade shows. The skills she employed in fulfilling the high pressure demands of the Event industry are directly translatable to the Real Estate industry. She is adept at responding to multiple clients' requests and needs.  Mary Katherine  prides herself as always being a step ahead, an invaluable skill in working with former clients such as, American Express, Chanel, Delta, The American Nurses Association and Delta Sigma Theta. You can count on Mary Katherine to provide concierge service!


Vince Johnson

A life-long NOVA resident, Vince Johnson balances his real estate business with his role as a Government Contracts Specialist at Palantir Technologies. Vince has 11 years of experience  negotiating contracts.  He began his real estate journey while searching for a home.  He learned the ins and outs of a home search and now seeks to share his honest and genuine buying expertise with first-time buyers, many of whom are from out-of-state, including military and other government personnel.

Vince understands the historical and recent changes to the NOVA real estate market as both an agent and a resident. As NOVA experiences a huge real estate boom, Vince continues his commitment to providing his clients with fully transparent home buying expertise.  In a competitive, and often stressful, market Vince keeps the process enjoyable, never losing his easy-going demeanor and patient, informative approach.


Kenny McAdoo

As a northern Virginia native, Kenny McAdoo is highly knowledgeable about the local market. Customer satisfaction is his number one priority. Kenny  prides himself on always putting the needs of his clients first. He works very hard to ensure that processes and expectations are very clear and understood by all parties involved.

Shepherding processes is natural for Kenny. He is  a high school math teacher and dive coach. Not just a numbers guy, he is an accomplished social networker.  As a result, he interacts with families daily and has his finger on the pulse on the needs and wants of local communities.

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