About Mary Ellen

Fine Living Real Estate

Mary Ellen Rotondo


Get to Know Me

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.


See why my clients love working with me.


Sara & Rich

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 re...
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Sandy & Mike

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 ho...
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Jill & 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 h...
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Rich V.

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 a new family home. Mary Ellen made herself available late at night and on wee...
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Joel W.

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 referre...
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Emily K.

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!
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Work With Mary Ellen

Partnering with Mary Ellen means your real estate experience will be nothing short of exceptional. She brings honesty, integrity, creativity, innovative marketing, and savvy negotiating to the table. Whether you're a first time home buyer, upsizing, downsizing or expanding your portfolio, her goal is to provide service that reflects a reputation that is built upon integrity, empathy, and trust. She makes each client a priority and ensures they receive the proper time and attention they deserve.