Eric was born in Columbia, MD and attended Howard County public schools. He attended James Madison University, majored in marketing, and has worked extensively in advertising. In 2003 he began what was to become an illustrious Real Estate career. He teamed up with The Creig Northrop Team of Long and Foster in 2008, and became a top producer of a team that went on to becoming the top producing team in the entire nation 3 times, which is the most in history. In that capacity he won many awards, including: Executive Club member, Rookie of the year, Top agent in Volume for the Carroll Office (2009); Directors Club member, Top agent in company for units, Top agent in units and volume for the Carroll Office (2010); Executive Club member, Top agent in Volume for the Carroll Office (2011); Platinum Club member (2012); Master’s Club member, Top agent in units and volume for the Baltimore Office (2013 and 2014). Eric is also an experienced real estate investor, who owns several rental properties; and who bought, renovated and sold many other properties as well. In 2018, the Northrop Team of Long and Foster became Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster company. As part of that newly formed organization, Eric formed his own team, now known as The Eric Black Team of Northrop Realty. Eric’s business philosophy is quite simple. He believes in honesty, a quick response time, attentive follow-up, and looking out for his client’s best interest. He makes good use of his expert negotiating skills, knowledge and experience to his client’s best advantage. In short, Eric believes in treating everyone he deals with as his own family. In that regard, he is happily married, and a father of three. When not selling real estate, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, traveling, going to the movies, eating great food, and working out at CrossFit and Orange Theory.

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What My Clients Are Saying

“Eric Black made our home purchase a smooth and successful experience! He was readily available to chat through our challenges and had great recommendations. Eric's connections were a huge benefit throughout the entire process. We couldn't recommend working with Eric more, he's the best!”


“Eric was fantastic. He was extremely professional and prompt with everything, even meeting me on a Sunday to look at my house to put on the market. He was able to see the exact value of the house and price it appropriately, to the extent that I got a full asking offer quickly. He was fair, helpful, and knew the area well. I highly recommend Eric for all your real estate needs in Catonsville.”


“He reached out to me after the last realtor failed in selling my home after year. I was not confident anyone could sell it after that but gave him a shot at it and he sold it rather quickly. He always talked with me in a professional way and answered my questions diligently and responded right away. Thanks Eric.”


“We decided to work with Eric based on a friend’s referral and it really paid of. The real estate market has been getting tougher as of late, so we needed extra help. He was particularly helpful with staging. We listed our house in Towson, MD at top of range and it still went under contract very quickly. Closed in 30 days and couldn’t be happier!”

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“We received several competitive offers very quickly due to Eric's ability to understand the market and facilitate the sales process. The housing market can be unpredictable, however Eric's real-estate expertise got us across the finish line.”


“Eric helped us purchase a home. He was patient, clear and helpful. Eric explained the process and connected us to local companies for inspections and home maintenance. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home.”

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“Eric Black is a top-notch real estate agent. My husband and I were fortunate to have him represent us when we sold our home and bought our new home. Eric is knowledgeable, patient, and has an awesome team working for him. Our situation was unique in that we wanted to list very quickly and also buy a home shortly after selling. Nevertheless, Eric and his team quickly facilitated every step of this cumbersome process. During the selling process he respected our pricing requests and had a great sense of what the optimal price point would be for our home in the current market. We had some bad luck with an unprofessional prospective buyer, but took comfort in Eric’s ability to represent us with great professionalism and respect. Eventually we went under contract and were happy with the sale. Subsequent to the sale, we were in a time crunch to then find a new home for us in Montgomery County, an area that is extremely competitive. Nevertheless, Eric and his team assured us that we will find the perfect house, and fulfilled his promise. Nearly every weekend, one of Eric’s team-members patiently took us to various showings for homes that we were interested in. It didn’t take long before we were under contract, thanks to Eric’s guidance and recommendations to us about how to make a competitive offer. He was very knowledgeable, yet never pressured us into a situation that we weren’t comfortable with. If it wasn’t for his expertise in the real-estate market, we would not be in our dream house today! We highly recommend Eric Black to anyone looking to buy or sell!”


“Eric and Northrop Realty was a pleasure to work with from day one! Eric was very professional and gave us all the tools necessary to get us SOLD fast! I would highly recommend using Eric and his team for your next real estate transaction!”


“Eric was both encouraging and grounding and gave space for us to have our own process while giving guidance and feedback where we needed it. His insights into the market and his quick study of who we are made him the perfect matchmaker and we feel we couldn't have had a better guide. He was extremely responsive and accessible and I would recommend him and his team to anyone!”


“We would recommend Eric without hesitation for selling or purchasing a home. We recently sold our condo and Eric was the listing agent. He was always available and communicated with us every step of the way. He was able to share resources when we needed help with contractors, stagers and repairmen. He was honest with us regarding pricing and I believe that advice helped us get the condo sold quickly and for a fair price.”

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