Meet The Beltway to the Bay Group

About Dale Rickenbach

Successfully Navigating the Way Between City and Shore

When Dale daydreams, he drifts off to the Jersey shore. His earliest memories are of summertime visits to his grandparents’ beach house, an 1896 white clapboard cape cod. Dale remembers falling asleep to the sounds of the bay in the legendary hammock on its wide front porch. Those fun-filled summers at the shore have had a lasting effect on his life, and his internal compass has always guided him toward the water.

Taking His Bearings

Dale’s attraction to the Chesapeake Bay and the areas surrounding Washington, DC brought him to the University of Maryland in 1976, where he earned a degree in Communications.

Throughout high school and college, Dale spent most of his free time involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. This was the easiest way to be involved in the community, and have an impact on people’s lives. He was a founder of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Maryland, an organization in which he remains active, and in which one of his sons is also a member. He’s an athlete who loves most sports, but whose enthusiasm and competitive spirit carried him further than pure athletic ability. A diehard Maryland fan, Dale led the student cheering section as the original University of Maryland Mic Man and continues to support his beloved Terps.

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Home Waters

Dale loves to spend his free time exploring the watery edges along the Chesapeake Bay with his family. He also appreciates the diversity that Baltimore and Washington have to offer. “From museums to music to food and outdoor activities, it is an incredible place to live!”

Learning the Ropes


His energetic personality, love of competitive challenge, and extensive knowledge of the diverse communities between the Beltways and the Bay, helped lead him toward a career in real estate. Helping people buy and sell properties, taught him that everyone needs to feel connected to a space in the world, and that helping them find their way to that special place can be very rewarding.

Dale’s leadership skill set made the transition to brokerage management a natural evolution in his real estate career. He has consulted and coached some of the best agents in the area, while using the same principles to build his real estate team. Today, Dale celebrates thirty years in real estate, as both a successful agent, team leader and managing associate broker.

“Many agents focus on only one area of specialization which is fine,” Dale says. “But because I’ve managed real estate offices with as many as 120 agents, I have a great understanding of the entire business, across all price ranges and local areas” A great problem solver, he’s navigated through more challenges in a month than most agents see in their entire career.

A Good Voyage Home


The real estate business can be stormy at times, but Dale relishes the opportunity to help people chart the course and find their way home.

As personal service continues to diminish in the vast sea of real estate providers, his successful approach to this very personal business, serves as a beacon for those in search of excellent customer service, extensive experience and outstanding performance.

From the Beltway to the Bay, if you’re looking for someone to help you navigate the challenges of handling one of the most important investments of your life, call Dale Rickenbach today for a real estate consultation.

About Ashley Fitzgerald

The Beltway to the Bay Group is excited to introduce Ashley Fitzgerald as its new COO.  Ashley is a Washington, DC native with over ten years of real estate experience, and has the reputation of providing the highest quality, client-focused service in the industry.

After obtaining her law degree from American University – Washington College of Law in 2006, she began working to help clients navigate a historically complex housing market.  With her expansive breadth of knowledge, strong legal background, keen insights, attention to detail and community ties, she has established herself, among both peers and clients alike, as an extremely skilled negotiator and tireless advocate.

She is a dynamic resource bringing tremendous integrity and an indispensable skill set to every transaction.  Ashley will also use her experience and leadership to manage the administrative staff, guide future real estate sales team members, and ensure the highest professional and ethical standards are maintained by the Beltway to the Bay Group.

Ashley is an Associate Broker, licensed in both Maryland and Washington DC, and will be heading up the Capital Spaces division, specializing in home sales in close-in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

I’ve spent thirty years in real estate – nineteen of those in brokerage management. It would be hard to imagine a problem or issue I haven’t had to resolve during my career.
What does that mean to you?
When hiring a real estate professional to handle the most important investment of your life, shouldn’t knowledge, experience, and a proven track record be at the top of your list of priorities?

If the answer is yes, contact me today:

Cell: 301-332-9415
Office: 240-252-5833
Direct: 301-349-7937
dale@beltwaytothebay.com