District of Columbia
All neighborhoods in the District of Columbia including Georgetown, Wesley Heights, Spring Valley, Kent, Palisades, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Kalorama and Forest Hills.
Northern Virginia communities including Alexandria, Arlington and McLean.
Suburban Maryland communities including Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac.
A dedicated and outstanding leader in the Washington, DC real estate community, Ellen Morrell is truly extraordinary. Not only is she one of the first women to graduate from the McDonough School of Business, a revered Georgetown Marketing professor, and a 2009 recipient of the prestigious John Carroll award, but over the last thirty years Ellen has built a tremendously successful real estate business. Her success can be attributed to her meticulous attention to detail, wholehearted passion for the industry, and willingness to go the extra mile for each and every one of her clients. It is no coincidence that for over ten years, Ellen and her partner Ben Roth, have been highlighted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 250 residential real estate teams in the country. In 1999, Ellen joined Washington Fine Properties as an Associate Broker.
Ellen has an established reputation for innovative sales techniques, proven marketing strategies, and an intimate knowledge of Northwest, DC. Always a pleasure to work with, Ellen relishes the opportunity to work with everyone from Ambassadors to novice first-time buyers. She works on a very personal level with her client sellers to help them prepare their homes for presentation to the buyer/broker marketplace. She organizes every aspect of these houses so that they are ready for center stage. She takes great pride in her long established record of selling her listings soon after their listing date. She also works methodically with her client buyers to find them every available house, whether or not listed. In the end, Ellen makes sure that her client buyers find their ideal home, filling each requirement.
Ellen can be described as graceful, poised and professional, but also fierce and unrelenting when it comes to negotiating on her clients behalf.
Before Ellen found residential real estate, she co-founded the business program at Marymount College in Virginia and at Mount Vernon College, where she also chaired its business faculty. After earning her master’s in education at Virginia Tech, Ellen returned to Georgetown. During her tenure, she served as assistant to the dean of the business school where she helped establish Georgetown’s MBA program and began the Executive-in-Residence Program that brings industry leaders to campus. In 1994, Ellen received the William Gaston Alumni Award for her service and leadership. Most importantly, during this time, she served the marketing department as a professor where she was deeply loved by her students and colleagues, by whom she is celebrated to this day, a true testament to her character. Ellen’s previous experience as a marketing professor is put to good use as she positions her clients’ properties in the marketplace through highly creative and proven programs.
You and your entire team did a great job and were a joy to work with. Ross and I have both had the benefit of working with you and others in the Washington Fine Properties group on this and other occasions. It is a pleasure to work with true professionals.
Quite simply, we felt that we had Washington's best real estate team representing us. The extensive breadth of the team's knowledge, relationships and property presence positioned us to get a competitive sales price for the home we sold and considerable value for our money on the home we purchased for our family in one of DC's best neighborhoods. We appreciated the team's candor, professionalism and the special interest we felt they were taking to help us meet our goals.
Purchased our first home with "The Team" and enjoyed every step of the process! They were informative, helpful, and always ready to answer questions and ease the nerves that come with the purchase of a home. The negotiation process was seamless, and they provided us with the insight we never even knew we needed. We believe we've found our forever home but would gladly use them again and again!
Dear Ellen, Ben & Whitney,
Before we disappear for the summer, we wanted to thank you again, and formally, for helping us get through a very traumatic process. You made it as easy as possible! Your professionalism shone through — your stellar reputation is justified. We will be happy to recommend you far and wide. We wish you a healthy and happy summer!
I very much appreciate the fine work that Ben, Ellen, and Whitney did on this transaction. I thought it might take several months to find a suitable buyer, but thanks to your great marketing and strategic approach, the sale got done sooner than expected, and at a price higher than listed!
We have done three transactions with the Morrell team and would work with only them again. They are really the leaders in the NW DC market and have access to inventory before others, and their knowledge of the market makes them stand out. They also have a hard-to-find business sense which makes them fantastic negotiators. They care about their clients and their families, too. We love them!
We came to the team after a less favorable experience with another local realtor and we were beyond impressed. The Morrell/Roth team sold two homes for us within a year, and we couldn't recommend them more. They were always extremely professional and they always made themselves available to us. In addition to the hard work they put in for us, they also got us top dollar for both homes. The entire team is terrific!
Very positive experience with the team, who were responsive and competent and gave me good advice. I was selling a house, then renting, then buying a new, smaller house, within ten months. They answered my questions and guided me through the entire process.
The team is fabulous! Each has a strength which compliments the process. We listened to their advice and neutralized our home so as to have greater mass appeal and sell the property which was truly close to our hearts! A team of painters, craftsmen, etc., was called in and then a fabulous "stager." Caroline and her team did a masterful job of "pruning" our furniture and accessories so as to look slick, clean and fresh. From linen closet to cupboards, "thinning" took place and a "theme" created for each room with accents of paintings and books to complement colors of the furniture.(I took many of the ideas north with me to our new home!) Thank you, Morrell and Roth Team!
Ben, Ellen and Whitney,
Thank you all so much for your incredible help and patience over the past few months. We have been extremely happy with your team and couldn't have sold our place without you all. We look forward to staying in touch.
All the best,
The Morrell-Roth Team represented us on the sale of our family home in Wesley Heights in 2011 and the sale of our co-op at the Shoreham West in 2013. They were superb. They are highly professional, know those markets (and many others), were attentive to our needs, diligently worked on our behalf throughout the process and secured for us the prices that we were looking for.
We found the team of Ellen Morrell and Ben Roth to be the perfect combination of professional and personable. They made it all so easy from beginning to end. They know the market and effective marketing and we were grateful for their support.
We want to thank you for your excellent services in both the selling of our home on Partridge Lane and the purchase of our townhome in Westbard Mews. We wish to offer the following endorsement, which you should feel free to publicize appropriately:
Washington Fine Properties, and particularly Ellen Morrell, consistently treated us in a forthright, professional manner through both the sale of our old and purchase of our new homes. WFP and all its staff provided consistent and responsive service, even anticipating our needs before we did. While likely not the usual situation, for both our home sale and our home purchase, Washington Fine Properties was on both sides of the transaction. Ellen was very clear in disclosing and avoiding potential conflicts, and we felt entirely comfortable trusting them without reservation. We speak as experienced buyers/sellers, as these two transactions involved our eighth and ninth principal residences.
Thanks again you for all your help.
You are the best! Frank and I are singing your praises to all our neighbors and friends in the area and will continue to do so. Please use us as references at any time. We so appreciate your professionalism and expert advice along the way. You always went the extra mile for us. What a great team!
Elaine and I wanted to thank you and your associates for the outstanding work during the last year in both selling our old house and buying our new home.
Confronted with a very difficult real estate market, you all never for an instant gave anything but your very best effort, adopting new strategies, as dictated by changing conditions. When confronted with novel and difficult circumstances, your advice was already very straightforward and candid. The decisions we made on rejecting offers, changing marketing strategies, trying new approaches, etc., were all carefully considered and, in retrospect, all correct.
The teamwork among the three of you was superb. We could always expect the highest level of professionalism on all matters, regardless of which of the three of you "had the ball." It would be impossible for any one individual to have provided the high level of sustained performance you all provided as a team. The fact that both closings went so smoothly and without the slightest rancor was a tribute to your high standard of attention to detail and careful workmanship.
“The easiest real estate transaction I’ve ever been involved in!” From beginning to end, our experience with the sale of his condo was very positive. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and suggestions in every aspect of the sale. Considering the fact we are hundreds of miles away, you made a potentially stressful situation come off without a hitch. It was great working with everyone at Washington Fine Properties!
Debra and I want to extend our thanks and appreciation for your outstanding sales and marketing effort as it relates to the sale of our unit at The Ritz.
Our positive experience when purchasing the condo and our respect for your individual and combined acumen left us no choice but to select you to represent us in our efforts to sell the property. You were sensitive to the challenges that we faced, in light of how difficult it was to leave DC and sell our home, where we had only resided for a year. Each of you assisted in making the experience as seamless and positive as possible.
We are ecstatic with the outcome....selling for asking price with no "hassle" or negotiations coupled with the fact that we walked away with a profit. This was a great investment.
Washington Fine Properties should be extremely proud to have professionals of your calibee in their employ.
Best personal regards,
Dear Ellen and Ben:
Laura and I would like to thank you and your team, particularly Ben Roth, for your true professionalism in selling our house in Georgetown.
You took over from a competing agent in difficult circumstances, and we were immediately impressed with your honest, well-researched and straight-forward advice on how you intended to sell our house and, more importantly, at what price. You then followed up on this strategy with a dedicated and focused marketing campaign and kept us proactively, promptly and regularly updated, especially with feedback from brokers and potential buyers. When we needed additional advice, it was great to know that you were promptly available for meetings, conference calls or by e-mail; and when we spoke to you, we knew you were focused on us even though you had many more clients.