as long as she can remember, Evelyn has been passionate about real estate. Growing up, her parents’ favorite weekend activity was piling the family into the car to tour the latest and greatest homes to hit the market in Hartford, Connecticut. Today, Evelyn can still recall being drawn to this exciting world with the potential to change lives.
25 years later, Evelyn officially launched her career as an agent, and she hasn’t looked back since. Evelyn was one of the founding agents of Compass Real Estate when she joined in 2016. In just four years, Compass has become the #1 brokerage in Washington, DC, with offices across MD, Virginia, and in 19 other major cities nationwide.
Today, Evelyn is a Senior Partner at the Capitol Estate Group. The team’s mission? To leverage each agent’s proficiency in sales, service, administration, and marketing to deliver optimal outcomes for their clients, wherever they are in the real estate process.
Evelyn understands that buying or selling a home is an emotional investment above all, which is why she strives to be a trusted advisor as she guides her clients through the process with ease, insight, and compassion. As a leader in the world of real estate and beyond, Evelyn embraces innovation in her business approach—keeping up with the latest trends and remaining at the forefront of technology to provide her clients with best-in-class service at every step of the way.
Evelyn is licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia and resides on the SW Waterfront in Washington, DC where she remains #1 in units for five years running. In addition to her extensive experience advising both buyers and sellers alike, she is well-versed in home renovations and has developed and properties for herself and for many clients over the years. Evelyn purchased a townhouse in the SW neighborhood in 2007 and loves life on the waterfront. She consistently ranks #1 in sales in her community and is a member of the Capitol Yacht club, now located located on the District Wharf.
"Very knowledgeable and responsive. Has a great network of professionals to recommend, from financing to contractors and moving companies. Loved working with her. Made the purchasing process smooth. We highly recommend her"
- Enisa Boardwine
“Evelyn represented us when we bought and when we . She is no nonsense and professional, and she went over all of our options with us so we
could make informed decisions. She also has a huge and impressive network of professionals she works with, and she only works with the best. She was
able to get us the best possible price for our condo, in part because she knew exactly what we should focus on before putting it on the market, and in part because she regularly works with contractors that she knows can get the job done.”
- Jennifer McKinney
“Evelyn helped us locate and purchase a Co-op in SW DC. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, about purchasing a Co-op and the process as a whole. She was also very pleasant and enjoyable to work with, making what could have been a stressful experience seem easy.”
- Michelle Catlin
“Having a realtor is part "friend", part "advisor", and a whole of lot of "life
coach"! Evelyn showed tough love, a tender heart, and a guiding hand to get
the best deals for us. We have both buying and selling experiences with her
and her team, so we got to see both ends of the deal.
We initially "found" Evelyn the old fashioned way...calling the listing agent.
But, wow, were we impressed. This was way more than a "deal" for her. It was
finding the right fit for us. She was available, response, knowledgeable,
strategic, considerate...you know, all the things one needs in a realtor (but,
one rarely gets).
Evelyn worked diligently on both of our deals, which were very different.
With our first interaction, we bought a place in a "hot" area in DC. The
transaction was seemingly straightforward, but there are always glitches.
She didn't flinch through any of it. She handled each situation with aplomb
and made us feel that we were getting the best value.
The second deal she handled was the selling of a rental we owned.
The previous renters did us no favors by trashing the place before they left,
but Evelyn helped us find the best option. Even though our place was in a
more sedate area (and far from model home condition), we found a buyer in
less than three weeks. Then....the closing process.
It was difficult. Negotiations took what seemed like an eternity; the buyers'
mortgage was weeks behind schedule; and a client (that would be
me) was always on travel. Honestly, we could not have done this without
Evelyn's experience, tenacity, and fortitude. Even when she went on a
previously planned vacation she managed to stay appropriately connected.
I'm sure many people gush over their realtors, but it's hard to overstate how
much Evelyn personally made a difference in each of our transactions. I
wouldn't hesitate to use her again and absolutely recommend her and her
- Lauren Alvarado
“Over the years, Evelyn Lugo has become a trusted advisor, our agent of choice and a true friend. Evelyn has
the unique ability to identify opportunities in any real estate market! She served as our buyer representative
when we purchased our first home in DC. Due to life changes, we decided to sell it after only 2 years. We
trusted Evelyn every step along the way. She helped us negotiate a terrific purchase price in 2010, suggested
renovations that would add value and ultimately it for a 30% return on our investment. While we didn’t
purchase the home with the intent of selling so soon, she helped us make decisions that protected our
investment. We highly recommend Evelyn Lugo for all of your real estate needs. We can’t wait to work with
her again on our next purchase.”
- Mathew & Ladavia Drane - Washington, DC
“Evelyn Lugo has been an incredible partner to us during the home selling and buying process. She is
top-notch! She knew exactly how to stage our homes to make them look their best and sell quickly. Evelyn is a
true expert, helping us determine optimal selling prices and representing us beautifully during our
negotiations. We've always relied on Evelyn to help make the home /purchase process almost effortless.”
- Allison & Chris Bucchere - Arlington, VA
“I had been searching for a house for over a year before I was referred to Evelyn. As a first time homebuyer I
was overwhelmed and frustrated with the process. However from my first meeting with Evelyn until the day of
my closing my experience was just the opposite. Evelyn’s knowledge of the industry and the market is only
surpassed by the genuine care and concern that she showed me during the entire process. I always felt that
what was in my best interest was always her main concern and as a result I purchased the perfect house for
me. She helped make the American dream my reality and for that I will always be grateful.”
- Cretia Sellers - Washington DC