Mary Ellen Rotondo

Mary Ellen Rotondo

MBA, Realtor®


Licensed in DC & VA


Mount Holyoke College - Economics and Political Science

William & Mary College & University - MBA, Finance

Client Testimonials

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"Mary Ellen was incredible during a very challenging time to buy a home. I wouldn’t work with anyone else. Mary Ellen is the only reason we were able to win the bid on our home!" - Emily K

"Mary Ellen was referred to us through a mutual friend when we were preparing to move to Northern Virginia. She practically became an extension of our family; spending hours online talking us through virtual tours, previewing homes and ultimately negotiating a contract and home inspection for us. She even helped connect us with contractors for a small renovation and with a moving company to get us into our new home. She is terrific and a pleasure to work with" - Sandy and Mike

"Mary Ellen was our buyer agent for our new house in Old Town and then listed our Arlington house to sell. She was with us every step of the way – negotiating the best terms for us on our new home, helping us get our Arlington house ready for going on the market, advising us on pricing and market conditions and then finally bringing in multiple offers - within 30 days. We are very happy we decided to work with her and strongly recommend her to our friends" - Jill and Mike

"Mary Ellen helped our family make a cross-country move at a busy time in our lives. I was making a job switch and didn’t have much time to search for the new family home. Mary Ellen made herself available late at night and on weekends for west coast calls and she previewed dozens of houses while keeping us in the loop with FaceTime. Mary Ellen listened carefully and figured out what was important and she made the process seamless and easy for us" - Rich V. and Family

"Mary Ellen worked really hard to find the perfect house for our needs in a neighborhood that offered us good schools and reasonable commutes. I couldn’t be happier with her customer service and her results. I’ve already referred her to colleagues who are moving to the area. I know that my friends and colleagues will be in good hands with Mary Ellen as their agent" - Joel W. and Family

"We hired Mary Ellen to sell our house because she took exquisite care of a neighbor’s property when she sold it, and we felt she would take care of us the same way. She advised and helped us find contractors to get our house ready for the market. Our house sold in less than 30 days because we took her advice. She also helped coordinate our move to a different state and she connected us to resources in our location. She helped us take care of things on our timeline. If you want a good realtor, adviser and advocate, you need to hire Mary Ellen" - Sara and Rich

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About Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen is a multi-award winning REALTOR who believes that fine living is more than a state of mind. It’s about finding a comfortable home that fits your lifestyle and enables you to live your life to the fullest. It’s also about selling a home on your timeline and realizing the highest return on your investment.

Mary Ellen started her business career in the Washington, DC area after earning her M.B.A. in Finance from the College of William & Mary and her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College. She has garnered over 30 years of business and leadership experience, including work in housing finance, strategic marketing, business development, recruiting, and sales. She has worked in the corporate arena at esteemed firms including Steptoe & Johnson, Fannie Mae and WORTH New York and in private practice as an entrepreneur - founding, developing, and managing successful businesses, including Trinity Capital Partners and Dolce Collection. Throughout her career, she has honed her focus on generating results and optimizing value for her clients.

Mary Ellen is an activator who connects the dots between challenges and solutions, with grace and aplomb. As an achiever, she derives energy from accomplishing goals and generating results. She can see patterns where others just see complexity. Her strategic approach helps her see around the next corner so she can evaluate obstacles and make the best decisions for her clients. She brings these skills, talents, and resources to bear on her thriving real estate practice.

Relationships are important to Mary Ellen and she enjoys turning strangers into friends. She is an avid volunteer and fundraiser in her home communities of Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. Over the years, she has served on and presided over school boards, served as Treasurer and Director for community and fundraising boards in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, and has Chaired fundraising events for local and regional causes.

Mary Ellen welcomes your inquiry and would be delighted to help you achieve your dream of fine living.