About Taylor Agostino Group
The Taylor Agostino Group (TAG) has a long history in Washington, DC metro area, providing personalized services for thousands of clients in our real estate market. For nearly 50 years, sellers and buyers alike have been working with this family-based business, which was started by Nancy Taylor in the 1960’s. Nancy was joined by her husband, Keene Taylor, and together they grew Taylor Real Estate (TRE) into a thriving locally-focused independent brokerage firm. In 1989, their son, Keene Taylor Jr, left his technology consulting career to become a full-time realtor, too. As the company grew, they we joined in 1991 by Steve Agostino, who brought a background in urban planning and development to the operation. (Steve became part of the family, too, by later marrying Keene and Nancy’s youngest daughter.)
Keene and Steve became business partners, as well as brothers-in-law, in late 1995, when they bought out Nancy and Keene to become the owners of TRE, Inc. After tremendous growth during the late 1990’s, and early 2000’s Keene and Steve decided to sell the sales operation, so TRE joined the Long and Foster Real Estate family of companies, providing clients with an even broader range of services and support. At that point, Keene and Steve formed a powerful sales team with their parents/in-laws, working together with them until Keene Sr.'s death in 2008. Since then, they have continued to serve clients as the Taylor Agostino Group (TAG).
TAG has since become one of the area’s most experienced teams. Combining neighborhood expertise and a strong commitment to ethics and honesty has resulted in tremendous success for their clients. With thousands of home transactions in DC, Maryland and Virginia, TAG remains one of the most knowledgeable and qualified one-stop real estate operations in the Washington DC market.
TAG is proud to have made the move to Compass in early 2017, to take advantage of the cutting edge technology and forward thinking vision of this rapidly growing real estate company. The outstanding search tools and expert, top-shelf marketing at Compass help Keene serve both their buyer and seller clients at the highest level.
The Taylor Agostino Team
Since 1991, Steve Agostino has brought clients his special expertise in making homes “ready for sale.” Steve sweats the details so you don’t have to! Whether it’s helping you pick just the right color for your front door, performing an in-depth study of sales trends or giving careful analysis of the forty or so pages that make up today’s sales contracts, Steve will manage all the details for you, ensuring the best results. A hands-on personality, he will be with you every step of the way. A lover of his community and the outdoors, Steve volunteers with Friends of Lafayette Park, works with rescue dogs, and supports involvement in local environmental causes. With decades of living and selling in Washington DC, Steve has a solid base of experience that backs his confident yet careful approach.
Keene was born and raised in Washington DC where he grew up in a "real estate family". Both of Keene's parents were in the business, founding an independent residential brokerage, Taylor Real Estate, in the late 1970's. After graduating from Rice University with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Keene worked for more than 6 years doing technical consulting work for Booz Allen Hamilton, before joining the family business in late 1989.
While with Taylor Real Estate (TRE) Keene was the firm's Property Manager and then Sales Manager, learning all aspects of the local D.C. market.
In 1996 Keene and his brother-in-law/business partner, Steve Agostino, bought Taylor Real Estate from his parents and he became the Principle Broker for the firm. Keene and Steve grew TRE, Inc. into a significant player in the close-in Metro market, eventually reaching about 30 agents in size. During this time Keene served on the Board of Directors of both the local (GCAAR) and national (NAR) real estate associations. He was also President of the D.C. Association of Realtors in 2003.
Since 1960, Nancy Taylor has given buyers and sellers common sense real estate advice combined with uncommon commitment. Through the family business she launched with her husband, thousands of people have been able to move swiftly and confidently from ‘agreement to closing.’ Clients seek Nancy’s neighborhood expertise and benefit from the very best mix of knowledge, responsiveness and hands-on service.
She is very involved in her community, serving as an active board member of the Chevy Chase Citizens Association, which sponsors events such as the popular Chevy Chase Day on Connecticut Avenue. Besides reading and meeting with her neighborhood book club, Nancy loves shopping at famous Broad Branch Market, traveling and gardening.