I'm a certified luxury home specialist, using innovative, dynamic marketing strategies to get listings sold, while enthusiastically providing my clients with a positive experience and maintaining their privacy. I work mostly by referral and am very grateful for reommendations from prior clients.
Accountability is paramount to me, and I am determined to always be focused on the needs of the individuals I serve while providing guidance and support throughout each transaction.
On a personal note, I am a wife and (empty nest) mother of two kids in college. I practice yoga several times per week and enjoy cooking, reading, and travel for work and for pleasure. Giving back to the communities I serve has always been important. I've served as a member of Many Hands charity, a Board Member in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chevy Chase, MD, former chair of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Monuments Lunch, and volunteer in my children’s schools, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with great people at Compass and to help others.
CRS, SRES, ABR, RSPS
|We had had our home on the market a couple of times with other agents and not had any luck - using Ellie Shorb this time around was the best decision we every made! Ellie found great buyers for our $2.2M home, all within the first week or so of being on the market. Ellie grew up in the area and has a vast network of colleagues, friends, and professional contacts which is key. Ellie also has a great sense of style and so was able to help us with 'staging' our home. We have now also bought a small condo ($190k and less than 500 sq ft!) and Ellie was extremely helpful in sorting out all aspects of the negotiations and transaction details - she even helped the property owner clarify the transaction from his side and helped speed things up for him. Ellie is an absolute pleasure to work with; she's beyond helpful and hits just the right balance between friendly and professional. We appreciated the fact that Ellie was able to conduct negotiations, always keeping our best interests at the forefront. If you're looking to make a house sale or purchase (or both!) as painless as possible, while using an agent who will help you realize the full sale potential of your home, Ellie Shorb is the agent we would recommend. We will use Ellie to buy a house next year, when we return from Philly!|
|Ellie went the extra mile on delivering TOPA documents and working with our tenants to show the condo and make the deal happen within a remarkable time frame. She used technology to have us sign the documents remotely and in general made this a hassle free experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs to sell a property- either a house or a condo.|
|David and Ruth Gaillard|
|Our house had been on the market for a long time, with very little interest. We switched agents and asked Ellie Shorb to help. She was creative, helpful, and pro-active. Ellie recommended an appropriate selling price, made staging suggestions, organized a delightful open house 'cocktail hour', and arranged for our house to be featured in an article in the Baltimore Sun. She supervised viewings, as we live a long distance away. The house sold quickly. We highly recommend Ellie Shorb.|
|I highly recommend Ellie. She made time for me and rearranged her schedule on very short notice when I contacted her to help me look at homes in Bethesda. We had a difficult closing process, including our being out of the country during an especially critical time, and Ellie was extremely helpful. She is very knowledgeable about the area and she continues to provide us with recommendations for local services long after the purchase of our home was complete. Ellie is always energetic and has a wonderful, positive attitude.|
|Ellie did more to sell our house than any other Real Estate agent we had signed with. She told us she would have it sold by Labor Day and she did. She always answered any questions promptly and helped out in any way she could. I definitely recommend Ellie to sell your home.|
|Ellie sold our home in Kenwood. She is an incredibly helpful agent. From the moment I first started talking with her, she had not only good suggestions but hands on help. She had excellent suggestions for staging. The day that the movers came to move stuff into storage, Ellie was there the first thing with Starbucks and a smile and spent the whole day packing and assisting with the movers (which she found). She answered all my questions and my calls promptly with endless patience and expertise. She's incredibly energetic, enthusiastic and always optimistic. I recommend Ellie highly!|
|Ellie Shorb was the most helpful and dedicated agent we have ever dealt with. We were out of town at the time, so Ellie made all the necessary arrangements that needed to be made. She staged our Gibson Island house beautifully and arranged for the movers and what ever was needed in orderly and professional manner. We highly recommend Ellie Shorb and we trust her completely.|
|Dear Ellie, Thank you for a superb job, expertly executed, and for keeping a cool head when I needed it most. Gratefully Yours, Louise Cromwell"|
|My wife and I were delighted with Ellie's handling of the recent sale of our home on Gibson Island, Maryland. Ellie's knowledge and experise in pricing the properrty, her attention to detail, and her ability to work with the buyer's agent made the process smooth and successful. We highly recommend her, and we would employ her again should we be in the market for either the purchase or sale of a home. Len Mitchard|
|Ellie was our agent for selling our home on Gibson Island. Ellie's knowledge of the market helped us price our home to sell and it sold within one week. Ellie also has tremendous enthusiasm and great ideas for marketing homes to sell. I highly recommend Ellie Shorb.|
|jcummins Client, Seller There are not enough superlatives to describe Ellie Shorb's knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm, and trustworthiness. We worked with her to sell my mother's home of 63 years in Chevy Chase after a fall forced her to move. As we live in Minnesota, we had the added challenge of doing this from afar and during weekend visits. Ellie was amazing as she oversaw the preparation of getting the house ready - from painters, repairs, donation of items, cleaning, staging - and she was honest in her appraisal of what needed to be done. She was responsive to our questions/requests and was always upbeat and positive in her demeanor. In every case, she reminded us that we were in control as to how we wanted to proceed. The house went on the market on a Tuesday and we had seven offers by Saturday. Selling my childhood home was an emotional experience but Ellie's support, personal touch and absolute professional approach led to a very positive outcome. Mon, May 20, 2013 Flag Share Lcm Client, Seller My wife and I were delighted with Ellie's handling of the recent sale of our home on Gibson Island, Maryland. Ellie's knowledge and experise in pricing the properrty, her attention to detail, and her ability to work with the buyer's agent made the process smooth and successful. We highly recommend her, and we would employ her again should we be in the market for either the purchase or sale of a home. Len Mitchard|
|Ellie is a pro. Articulate; fully informed of current trends in the market; personable, extremely likeable, capable and gave me the confidence to have Ellie sell my home. I believe in her enough to want her to find my next home! Can't say enough about the abilities of Ms. Ellie Shorb.|
|I highly recommend Ellie Shorb. Ellie was invaluable in helping me purchase my first condo in DC. Ellie understood exactly what I was looking for, and she was able to direct me to properties that met all of my requirements. Even after I purchased the property, Ellie referred me to decorators, electricians, and moving companies to make life in my new condo as smooth as possible. Ellie goes above and beyond what is required of a real estate agent, and she always has a smile on her face. Ellie makes house hunting fun! Fri, Aug 17, 2012|
|Ellie came into our lives at a very stressful time. My husband was very ill. He needed full time attention and was not able to participate in decision making about the sale. We were selling a unique property with 3 acres of gardens which had been the family home for over 45 years. The market for sellers was improving but still very tricky. Our window of opportunity was not extensive because the property was best marketed when the gardens were in peak form. Ellie handled this entire situation with great professionalism, tireless efforts, great imagination, wonderful attention to detail, and calm in the middle of my uncertainty and tension. She assessed the property and assisted me in bringing in help to put both the gardens and the house into perfect condition in a very short time. She marketed extensively and attracted what turned out to be the perfect buyers for our home. We were satisfied with the selling price. With all the other worries we had in our lives at the time, we were always confident that Ellie would protect our interests in the best way possible. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone selling or buying a home.|
|Ellie is a very very professional agent. She is thorough, informed and follows up on every detail. She knows how to research a property, price a property and move a property. She is a great sellers agent. She is equally good on the buy side. She knows her stuff, protects her clients and is wonderful at finding what you like, then getting it for you at a fair price. A great agent.|
|Dear Ellie: After writing so many emails wanting this and that, worrying about all sorts of things, etc, I just want to say thanks for all of your help in getting our place sold. You are a real champ!! We appreciate your talents. The money was successfully wired, and I hope we can enjoy that good Italian wine before long-thanks for it also.|
|"Thank you!!! It all went smoothly today and I can't tell you how much we appreciate it. You worked hard to sell it----we are so impressed! Pat feels like the "weight of the world" has been lifted from his shoulders. Congratulations to you!!" -Alice Wilkinson|
DMV Luxury Home Sales specializing in the DC Metro area and Gibson Island, MD