story by LIESEL SCHMIDT
story by Moshe Zusman
When COVID shut down the world and every public event went dark, Danny Tippett was forced to pivot from his work in the event industry and find a new career path. In March of 2021, he joined Long and Foster as a licensed Realtor in Virginia, DC and Maryland. “I thought real estate would be a great use of all of my previous experience in administrative work and theater as well as event design,” he explains. “My background in theater and design helps me to help my clients visualize a space that may be empty, as do my organizational skills. I often say I am my client's advocate, therapist and best friend during the process. And being a member of the Heller Coley Reed Team with Long and Foster, you not only get my expertise, but also the support of a nationally recognized real estate leader.”
"Getting to know new people or helping people in my personal sphere navigate the home buying or selling process is the most rewarding part. It's a huge, stressful decision and I help alleviate some of the stresses."
Born in DC, Tippett was raised in Montgomery County and attended Catholic University of America in DC. He returned to DC a decade ago, where he lives with his husband, Ben, and their seven-year-old rescue, Maisy. In his downtime, Tippett loves to brunch with his friends, travel with his husband and is a theater buff. “I love to see theater productions around the DMV area,” he says. “The regional theater scene in this area is spectacular.”
His knowledge of the area as a long-time resident is, of course, a great tool in his arsenal as a Realtor, but his passion for people is his greatest asset. “What I love most about my work is the people,” says Tippett, who became part of the Helen Coley Reed Team of Long and Foster in 2023. “Getting to know new people or helping people in my personal sphere navigate the home buying or selling process is the most rewarding part. It's a huge, stressful decision and I help alleviate some of the stresses.”