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I've been a Realtor for 7+ years (in the DC Metro area) and I love what I do. But when my husband and I decided to purchase property in Port Clyde Maine, we knew we shouldn't do it alone.

We hired our very own buyer agent - the wonderful Karen Rizkalla of St. George Realty ( She made the impossible happen for us!

Karen took us to several properties and really hung in there with us when we said we had to stick with our budget. We ended up making an offer that went back and forth a bit, and at last we hit the jackpot. Karen Rizkalla is a pro! The fact that I am in the business, makes me appreciate being the client all that much more. I know how hard she worked for it!

Here is a pic of the property- It is beyond our wildest dreams:real estate ellie shorb home for sale


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Ellie Shorb, Realtor, Compass, 240-338-8919 Licensed in DC, MD, VA

A luxury home specialist specializing in exemplary client care, professionalism & privacy.

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Comments (8)

Faith LaRosse
Springer Realty Group - Limerick, PA
Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties

GORGEOUS property!  Way to prove the point that EVERYONE should use a buyers agent! Enjoy your new home!

Nov 02, 2011 02:32 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would do the same for a propety in a different area than where I practice.  The laws are all different.

Nov 02, 2011 02:33 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Just like the old saying about a person acting as their own lawyer has a fool for a client. It's ok if we are a client and use someone in our profession to handle a transaction.

Nov 02, 2011 02:38 AM
Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

Faith - Thank you!

Wiliam - Of course. But you know, being the client was so instructive. It will help me be an even better agent.

Doug - You know it. Karen is a real pro too.... We were in very capable hands.

Nov 03, 2011 08:31 AM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Ellie that is a very nice looking property. I am sure it felt nice for a chance to be the one who was getting great real estate service instead of being the one who was providing it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. And I am subscribing to your blog as well. Great post.

Nov 23, 2011 03:03 PM
Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

Thanks so much, Lanre!

Dec 04, 2011 05:43 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nice property!  And nice testimonial for Karen Rizkalla.  I wish you the best for a quick closing and happy new home!

Dec 05, 2011 03:26 PM
Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

Thank you, Georgina. We closed on Halloween Day and are very happy. Karen was a pro in every sense.

Dec 05, 2011 10:58 PM