Matthew Zanolli

Matthew Zanolli

Senior Vice President

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Wall Street Journal's Real Trends "The Thousand". Top 1.5% of agents in the U.S. from a national field of 1.4M real estate professionals

Washingtonian Magazine - Voted “Washington’s  100 Best Real Estate Agents” 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022

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Fox News Television “Fannie-Freddie Bailout”, 2008

Washington Times “Retirees Attracted the College Lifestyle”, 2007

Washington Times “Buyers Rediscover City, Hope to Profit Too”, 2005

Washington Post “A Little Place of One’s Own”, 2004


Licensed DC, Maryland and Virginia


Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business - MS Business

Stonehill College - BA International Studies
 - Stendhal Scholar, University of Grenoble
 - Congressional Intern


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About Matthew
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Matt possesses a track record shared only by a handful of real estate professionals. With more than two decades of success in the Washington real estate market, he is regularly recognized as one of the top 1.5% of agents nationally and as an established expert in fine residential living.

Matt is known for his focused and friendly approach. He has a particular expertise with historic homes and luxury condominiums and cooperatives. He delivers his clients an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market, a keen talent for negotiation and incorporates a level of integrity with each client interaction.

Matt’s real estate career began in 2002 at Long & Foster real estate where he was a top producing agent. As a result of his success, he was recruited as a partner and founding member of the Keller Williams Capital Properties Bethesda office. That office achieved recognition as the most successful new office launch nationally in 2013, growing from a handful of agents to more than one hundred and sixty. In 2016, Matt was tapped as Vice President of Compass Real Estate, bringing with him a career that included more than 480 successful real estate purchase and sales.

Prior to his career in real estate, Matt was a foreign currency trader (corporate) for Ruesch International in Boston, DC and New York. He later served as country Director for their Zurich, Switzerland office at just 25 years of age. He was the youngest Director in the company’s history. Upon returning to the U.S., Matt accepted a consulting position with Bearing Point/KPMG in their public sector practice, and then after two years was recruited to manage mortgage-backed security products at Freddie Mac. During that time he obtained a Master's Degree in Business at Johns Hopkins University. 

A 25+ year resident of Washington DC (and a historic homeowner himself), Matt is an active with local civic associations and has served as a board member and volunteer with several non-profits. He is a certified diver in SCUBA, Mahjongg player, voracious reader, culinary explorer, appreciator of architecture and a passionate travel nut.