Officer and Director Candidate Bios

Faye Smith

CANDIDATE FOR 2024 Director

Yolanda Burgess
Platinum Partners Realty

14608 Pratt Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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Primary Member of PGCAR:
# of Years Held PGCAR Membership:
13 years
# of Years Licensed:
13 years
RPAC Contributor:
Recognized by NAR as C2EX Endorsed:
Professional REALTOR® Designations:
Chaired PGCAR Committees:
Maryland REALTORS® Committee Service:
National Assn of REALTORS® Committee Service:

Yolanda Burgess is a licensed real estate Broker in the DC/MD/VA area and has been a professional REALTORS® for over 13 years. In 2019, Yolanda took a leap of faith that has paid off in dividends by opening her own real estate brokerage Platinum Partners Realty in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is strongly committed to educating and serving her clients and community to ensure that they have the best buying and selling experience possible.

Since becoming a real estate agent in 2010, she has been serving her clients and everyone she encounters with open arms and with the utmost respect. Yolanda is a firm believer in always giving exceptional customer service to her clients ensuring their happiness and to never overpromise, but always overdeliver. Being from a military family and growing up in Germany, has afforded her a set of leadership skills and values that she incorporates in her day-to-day way of life and how she interacts and conducts business with her team of agents, clients, and community at large. This is clear and evident by the numerous positive feedback reviews provided by past clients and the ongoing client referrals constantly being received as a thank you for providing such excellent and heartfelt service.

Yolanda proved her level of faithfulness and commitment to uplift her community in any way she could when she founded Cheerful Givers in 2012. This organization was founded to assist homeless men's shelters with toiletries and other basic items needed by collecting donations from the public on the shelter's behalf. In 2018, Burgess Team Properties, LLC was formed as a parent company for real estate investment holdings.

Because business demanded it, in 2019, Yolanda created Premium Property Management to service the needs of her investor clients and their real estate portfolios.

Yolanda became a member of the Housing Affordability Committee and served from 2017 - 2019. Because of her dedication, she was appointed to Co-Chair for membership year 2019. She then began serving on the Professional Enhancement Committee in 2020 and the Volunteer Committee in 2022. Yolanda has been a member of NAR and PGCAR since 2010 and for the last 5 years has received the following PGCAR Awards:

PGCAR Bronze award in 2017

PGCAR Silver Award in 2018

PGCAR Bronze Award in 2019

PGCAR Gold Award in 2020

PGCAR Silver Award in 2021

Other certifications include C2EX Endorsement and the CPRES Probate Certification.