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Sally F.

My daughter and son-in-law were recommended to Ellen when they were ready to buy their first home. I accompanied my daughter to see several houses and got to know Ellen. When I was ready to downsize I called her. My purchase was difficult but Ellen handled everything perfectly with diplomacy and patience. She is a very knowledgeable and skillful negotiator and knew what was important to me. When it came time to sell my family home of 36 years I was persuaded out of family loyalty to list with another brokerage. The most important component when selling your home is the listing price, and it’s crucial to listen to the “pros.” We hear about the big sales and we immediately think that our beautiful, precious homes will sell above our asking prices. But these sales are few and far between when an agent over prices a home, they are pleasing the seller, not dealing with the reality of the mark…

My daughter and son-in-law were recommended to Ellen when they were ready to buy their first home. I accompanied my daughter to see several houses and got to know Ellen. When I was ready to downsize I called her. My purchase was difficult but Ellen handled everything perfectly with diplomacy and patience. She is a very knowledgeable and skillful negotiator and knew what was important to me. When it came time to sell my family home of 36 years I was persuaded out of family loyalty to list with another brokerage. The most important component when selling your home is the listing price, and it’s crucial to listen to the “pros.” We hear about the big sales and we immediately think that our beautiful, precious homes will sell above our asking prices. But these sales are few and far between when an agent over prices a home, they are pleasing the seller, not dealing with the reality of the market. After a few months with no offers I asked Ellen to take over the listing, she knows the market and what sells at what price. I wish I had used her from the onset. Ellen is unfailing patient and imaginative in her dealings and after two months I had signed a contract. I was very happy and relieved; I can’t imagine any other agent being able to negotiate all the bumps, twists, and turns that this deal represented. It is important to have an open, communicative, and comfortable relationship with your agent. You are in this important deal together, and you must completely trust your agent. This is certainly the relationship I developed with Ellen. I cannot recommend her more highly.

Gael & Pat D.

Prior to selling our current home, my wife, Pat, and I had done three real estate transactions with Ellen, each one quick, painless, and ending in great result. When it came time to sell our family home in Chevy Chase Village, we pretty much expected the same outcome. The market, however, had different plans for us, and it was through this more complicated and challenging transaction that we came to realize the true value of Ellen. Throughout this often stressful process, she was the epitome of professionalism. She was always available, and not just by phone but for frequent face-to-face discussions. She was tireless in her efforts to get our house sold. Ellen got us to the finish line, and we felt like we could not have been in better plans. But not only is Ellen a top-notch real estate agent, she is also a great person who cared for us and timely met all of our many needs. Her friendly…

Prior to selling our current home, my wife, Pat, and I had done three real estate transactions with Ellen, each one quick, painless, and ending in great result. When it came time to sell our family home in Chevy Chase Village, we pretty much expected the same outcome. The market, however, had different plans for us, and it was through this more complicated and challenging transaction that we came to realize the true value of Ellen. Throughout this often stressful process, she was the epitome of professionalism. She was always available, and not just by phone but for frequent face-to-face discussions. She was tireless in her efforts to get our house sold. Ellen got us to the finish line, and we felt like we could not have been in better plans. But not only is Ellen a top-notch real estate agent, she is also a great person who cared for us and timely met all of our many needs. Her friendly and kind concern in us as clients was overshadowed only by her know-how and her indomitable will bring this latest property sale to a close. Although these past nine months were difficult for my family and me, she was there for us every step of the way. It was not only her superb skills as the ultimate real estate professional that got us a final yet overall good experience to go along with almost 20 years of good memories that our family will remember from living at Quincy Street. Pat and I owe her a great deal of thanks and gratitude for a job well done.

Sophie & Tim H.

My husband and I decided to purchase our first home in early 2013 just as the local real estate market turned, becoming fiercely competitive. We were deer in the headlights. Ellen was remarkable– helping us to understand our options and strategize the buying process. More importantly, she just “got” us. She quickly understood what we were looking for and what would and wouldn’t work for our family. In the end, her instincts and years of experience put us in our wonderful home. She called us up one morning to say she had just seen a property that wasn’t listed yet, but that was perfect for us– and it was. Right location, right price, right size, right amount of yard (Not too much! We have black thumbs!) Then, her years of experience kicked in, helping us navigate bids, escalation clauses and contingencies amid nine other bidders. We love our house more every day and we owe it all to Ellen…

My husband and I decided to purchase our first home in early 2013 just as the local real estate market turned, becoming fiercely competitive. We were deer in the headlights. Ellen was remarkable– helping us to understand our options and strategize the buying process. More importantly, she just “got” us. She quickly understood what we were looking for and what would and wouldn’t work for our family. In the end, her instincts and years of experience put us in our wonderful home. She called us up one morning to say she had just seen a property that wasn’t listed yet, but that was perfect for us– and it was. Right location, right price, right size, right amount of yard (Not too much! We have black thumbs!) Then, her years of experience kicked in, helping us navigate bids, escalation clauses and contingencies amid nine other bidders. We love our house more every day and we owe it all to Ellen.

Suzy G.

Courtney was my buyers agent for my very first property buy and made the process smooth, easy, and as stress free as possible, even with a 28 day escrow! I was looking for an agent and Courtney was referred to me by another friend, who also had a great experience. I was looking for a Realtor who was knowledgeable, patient, extremely responsive, and understood what I was looking for and what my needs were as a buyer. Courtney was all those and more! She explained everything, helped me put together a competitive offer, and made sure everything was taken care of with the seller's agent, without me having to ask. I would recommend Courtney to anyone who is looking for an agent. She gives you all the personal attention you could need, with the expertise of the market you have to have in District of Columbia.

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