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Railey Realty History

Railey CottagesFrom humble beginnings, Railey Realty has grown to be a locally recognized name and the leader in the Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake real estate market. Railey Realty: Past & Present

The Railey family owned and operated the first commercial cottage rental company, 'Railey Cottages,' and a bar and restaurant called 'Stone Tavern.' The Raileys built and rented these cottages to tourists visiting the still new Deep Creek Lake. Two generations later, Sis and Jim Railey moved back to Deep Creek Lake and took over the rental business. Violet eventually began helping people find and purchase vacation properties, essentially making her a pioneer in the resort property sales and vacation rental management here at Deep Creek Lake. The Railey pair both got their real estate licenses and worked under Heavner realty for three years before receiving their own broker designation and founding Railey Realty Corporation in 1974.

Sis and Jim spent the early 70s working from their living room in the same house Sis still resides in today. In 1984, a new office across the lake on Route 219 was constructed to better serve clients and vacationers. This new office provided more space for agents, too, and Railey Realty began to really spread its wings.

Railey Realty TeamRailey Realty would move one more time in 1997, to its current location at 2 Vacation Way next to the Garrett County Visitors Center. In 1995, Railey Realty became the area leader in market sales and has held onto that designation since. The office has grown both inside and out, with more than 40 agents and two offices now serving our area! 

Railey Realty OfficeAt Railey Realty, we take pride in our team of dedicated and professional agents. Our market statistics are proof that our agents are among the highest producing and most experienced in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County area. Our local expertise paired with our innovative and strategic marketing help us to better serve our clients and customers.