Client Testimonials

I love Capitol Hill and sharing my knowledge about our neighborhood, amenities, and schools. I’m very proud of my client testimonials and referrals.

Elsa was the perfect agent for us as first-time home buyers.  She knows the process inside out and was really helpful in guiding us through all the steps.  Her network is extensive, which made financing, inspection, title transfer, and home visits smooth and enjoyable.  Elsa was responsive, extremely knowledgeable, and listened carefully to what we wanted.  She had great insights and advice about questions big or small that we had, but never pressured us.  She’s flexible and accommodating with scheduling, and very easy to talk to.  Even our 3-year-old was crazy about her.  She made the potentially fraught and stressful process easy, smooth, and even fun.  We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house on the Hill!
-Greta and Steve W.

Elsa came highly recommended by a colleague, and we couldn’t be happier that she did. Our home-buying process was faster than most, as we found our perfect home rather quickly. Elsa immediately helped us ensure proper inspection and guided us through the offer and contract process. It could not have gone smoother, and we now have our long-term family home on Capitol Hill. If interested in the Maury School district, or Capitol Hill in general, her knowledge of the area and connections are second to none. She even put us in touch with her preferred painters and contractors who did beautiful work on our home for very reasonable prices. Elsa is the best!
-Shannon and Pete S.

Working with Elsa Huxley was the best decision we could have made when selling our condo! She guided us through an unfamiliar process and we could not have been in better hands. We were living over 600 miles away and had a tight time frame of just a few weeks. She dealt with our tenants, arranged for packers and movers, hired and managed contractors and  even worked with the stagers to make sure the condo looked perfect.  Elsa was a true proand when it came time to go to market she was able to secure an offer well over our asking price and then helped tie everything up with a quick closing.
Elsa took the time to talk us through every aspect of the process and really understand our needs.  I would not hesitate to recommend her and am confident you will be happy with Elsa Huxley as your agent.

-Franny and Matt D. 

Elsa came highly recommended from friends who worked with Elsa to sell their Capitol Hill house. She lived up to our expectations, helping us to sell our house on a very short timeline – it was just over a month from our first outreach to closing, and that included the 4th of July holiday! Elsa was supremely organized and laid out the process and timeline in way that reassured us as first-time home sellers. She was able to take care of things quickly and efficiently, going above and beyond to make things easy for a couple with two young children, busy jobs, and a lot going on! It was almost too easy. Elsa is remarkably pleasant to work with and we highly recommend her.

-Molly and Jean-Baptiste E-C.

Elsa is fantastic. A year after she helped us purchase our home, we reached out to her to see if she could help us obtain some information from the previous owner. She responded the same day, contacted the seller immediately and was able to get even more information than we asked for. So impressed and appreciative of her willingness to go above and beyond and help us so quickly! If you need anything, Elsa will do everything she can to get it done. We were so thankful to have her as a resource even a year later.

– Amy B.

We are so grateful we were able to work with Elsa both buying and selling.  She provided us with invaluable advice and suggested a timeline that would allow us to find a new home at the best price with the least competition and sell our old home at the best price with the most competition.  I am confident that we bought and sold both homes at the absolute best price possible.I am also certain that we would not have ended up in our dream home without Elsa’s help.  She held our hands through both processes and went above and beyond what I dreamed an agent would do, and we will be forever grateful.  

-Norm and Jessica G. 

If you’re looking to buy on the Hill, you can’t do better than to work with Elsa.  Her reputation reached all the way across the country where she came highly recommended for our coast-to-coast move. As newcomers to the area, she shared with us her extensive knowledge from the best blocks to the best schools. Going out of her way to accommodate our crazy schedules, she was always on top of the latest listings and successfully coached us through drafting a winning offer. Furthermore, she was knowledgeable and savvy about the unique challenges of using a VA home loan  in this extremely competitive market. Add us to the list of grateful customers and we will surely be recommending Elsa to anyone that asks!

-Savannah and Matt M.

As first time home buyers in Washington, D.C., we couldn’t have been more pleased with the thoughtful guidance and support we received from Elsa. Our family needed to manage a cross-country move, tight flight schedules for work, and family in two different parts of the country. Elsa was proactive in every way, staying on top of open houses and visiting as many homes as possible within our tight timeframes. Not only was she flexible and gracious in every interaction, she helped relieve much of our own stress by pre-visiting homes so our time was strategically spent on the ground. 

Elsa understood the nuances of what we were looking for in a home beyond the basics of a budget. She listened to us and translated what we were sharing with her into practical ideas and solutions. Her insightful knowledge of the market, lenders, the constellation of inspectors and others involved in our home purchase were instrumental to our closing within thirty days. Soon after taking possession of our home, Elsa’s vast network once again saved the day as we confirmed a contractor to help us just days before moving in. 

Elsa helped us assemble the most competitive offer in a tough buyers market. She is relentless about the details that matter. We have already referred her to a friend and will do so every chance we get. Our family is forever grateful for Elsa’s help when we needed it most. 

-Rosa and Rafael L.

I could not recommend Elsa more highly. As a first-time buyer I wasn’t sure how to get started, but Elsa made the home-buying experience both manageable and fun! Elsa patiently helped me figure out what I was looking for and, when I found the right place, she had the knowledge and expertise to make sure I came out on top of a competitive offer process. Finally, not only did Elsa help me get the home I wanted, but she’s stayed in touch to help me settle into the neighborhood. Elsa’s knowledge of the Hill, professionalism, and enthusiasm for her clients is unparalleled and I am so thankful I had her to make this process such a success! 

–Rachel A.

As first time homebuyers, we couldn’t be happier having Elsa to guide us through the process. As soon as we met with Elsa, we felt she was the right person to help us. We were very comfortable with her and felt she really listened to what we were looking for in a home. Anytime we had a question, she responded quickly and with an answer. If we wanted to see a home, she made it happen. Her enthusiasm made the process so fun. We heard the process of buying a home, especially a first home, could be tricky; our experience was so smooth and fun and that was in large part because of Elsa. We highly recommend her to anyone!

-Will M. and Amy B.

Our family had two major, fast moves in the past three years — one buying a home, and then selling it for a job relocation. We were lucky to have Elsa by our side for both. Her guidance, support (and patience) was incredible as  we searched and finally found our dream home in 2015. Then, when confronted with a job relocation 2 years later, we had to sell. The emotional rollercoaster of buying and selling is not for weak of heart — and we were so thankful to have Elsa by our side, like a sister–but with the skills needed in the DC real-estate market. We are so thankful for her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sharp, skilled, kind and incredibly knowledgeable partner in this major life event.

-Vanessa and J.R. F.

Elsa was recommended to us by a colleague and friend, who had great success finding his first home on the Hill working with Elsa.  We reached out to her and she immediately found time to meet with us and teach us (as first-time buyers) the ins and outs of the buying process generally, as well as the specifics of the Hill.

Elsa was patient with all of the questions we had about the process.  She also asked us good questions to help us discover what we were looking for exactly.  She helped us jump right in and see a variety of places to get a sense of what was out there.  When we saw a home coming to market that we liked, she worked with the seller’s agent to get us in to see it first and do a pre-offer inspectionShe crafted a strong offer for us and worked closely with us as the sellers reviewed offers to ensure ours was the offer the sellers picked.  She guided us well through the closing process and has been a generous neighbor, sharing valuable insights about living on the Hill during the first year in our new home. We highly recommend working with Elsa!
-Megan C. and Ryan G.

Our dear friend recommended Elsa, and from the first moment she represented us all our fears about selling our home were calmed. We were a challenging family, with busy jobs, rowdy kids, a brand new au pair, and planning a cross country move. I was worried about listing my home while still living there. But Elsa coordinated everything seamlessly.

Elsa not only provided upstanding realtor services, she was there to calm me down before an agents open and open house, make sure that everything was perfect for our photos, and provided marketing I don’t see anymore! In fact, we got the price we wanted due to Elsa’s ability to network and market our home with creative ideas within a week!

What impressed me the most about Elsa was her calmness and how every action she took through the process was thoughtful and with purpose. She took additional steps to determine the perfect list priceIn addition, she had a specific strategy tailored towards selling our home.  I highly recommend and encourage you to work with Elsa!

-Rachel N. 

Elsa went above and beyond as our agent and we feel incredibly lucky to have found her for our first home buying adventure. Our favorite part about working with Elsa was how well she communicated with us as a couple. With two fast-paced careers in two different cities, we only had a few hours each month to get down to the business of finding our dream home on Capitol Hill. Elsa listened to us carefully, asked the right questions, and led us to find just the right house. We never felt rushed or harried, and knew we could count on her to do the legwork during the week. In the end, we were able to beat an all-cash offer as first time, young, home buyers thanks in large part to her. Elsa attended our wedding last month and we will be recommending her to all of our friends. 

-Henry P. and Elle D.

We buy and sell many things in our lifetimes, but none so personal as our own homes. Elsa Huxley handled the complicated sale of my NE DC home in a way that few (if any) could do. I was needlessly worried about working remotely (from Texas) to sell my house. Elsa immediately calmed my concern as we discussed my goals for the transaction. She deftly navigated the complex TOPA laws with my renters and enthusiastically managed the work required to return a multi-year rental property into a gorgeously staged, single-family home.  Elsa listens to her clients and she puts in the work to understand the story behind the sale or purchase.

As proof of her high standards, Elsa’s brokerage firm selected my property to be featured in District Home Magazine because of its solid property pricing and perfect marketing.  Elsa is seemingly magical in the way she converts customer intent into a cutting edge marketing strategy. Teaming with Elsa ensures immediate benefits; you will enjoy her best, experienced-based thinking, feel secure as she follows through on her commitments, and most importantly, covers every detail of her client’s heartfelt concerns.  She makes selling or buying an enjoyable experience.

-Jeana H.

Elsa came highly recommended from a trusted friend and I’m so glad we worked with her.  She helped us find our first home and made the process so easy and efficient. Elsa knows the neighborhood extremely well and she took the time to figure out exactly what we were looking for. Elsa is friendly and easy to get along with, but more importantly she gives great advice, and never made us feel pressured. We ended up finding our home with our very first offer, thanks in no small part to Elsa’s excellent guidance and her deep knowledge of the local market.  I would highly recommend Elsa to anyone looking for a home in Capitol Hill!

-Ben R. and Yoomi L.

Elsa came highly recommended to me, and it’s easy to see why. Elsa was a joy to work with. She provided helpful advice on how to make a strong offer. Once accepted, she was supportive and helpful through every step of the process. I’d purchased property, but not in this area, so Elsa’s guidance was much appreciated. No question was left unanswered. She’s persistent and professional at all times, helping with details beyond my expectations. Elsa is someone you want to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Annmarie W.

Elsa was an absolute pleasure to work withHer market knowledge, professionalism, and attentiveness were outstanding. As with any transaction, we had questions and a few road bumps that were dealt with swiftly and professionally. She sold our house in under a week, garnering multiple offers, which resulted in our home selling above the list price. She went above and beyond for us and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

-Alison and Matt M.

Elsa came highly recommended by a trusted friend We couldn’t have happier to have linked up with Elsa.  She helped us seemlessly sell our home on Capitol Hill and purchase a new home in the Navy Yard.  She knew the market in our area and made both transactions happen in a snap.  She ensured that our house was priced accurately and did great marketing resulting in our house selling within a week of being listed!  We can’t recommend Elsa enough.

-Amy and James C.

We can never articulate how grateful we are for the opportunity to work with Elsa. She was, quite simply, perfect. We were first-time home buyers under time constraints, searching from out of town. With limited opportunities to view properties in person, Elsa made our in-town visits her first priority. She quickly and effectively ascertained what was and was not important to us, and even when we were out of town, she would visit properties and identify the pros and cons as they pertained to us. She took videos, photos, and detailed notes any time we asked. But, most importantly, Elsa has her ear to the ground in the market and knows all the local players—because of her we were more competitive buyers: we navigated the process with ease and efficiency. We went under contract on our dream home within a month and closed within two. We have no doubt that Elsa gave us the competitive edge in what has become an increasingly aggressive market. With her, we met our own best-case scenario in terms of time, price, and location. You can’t ask for more, but even if you did, we bet Elsa would deliver. 

-Parker and Mac M.

Elsa was amazing at helping me find and close on my first home. She answered all of my questions, was always very responsive, is extremely friendly, and gave me great advice throughout the whole process. Her experience helped me make informed decisions while never feeling pressured. She knows the neighborhood extremely well and was able to educate me about each different area. I would highly recommend her whether you are a first time buyer or have previously owned a home, and have already recommended her to my friends.

-Ignacio H.

As first time homebuyers, we knew very little beyond where we wanted to live and what we wanted to spend. Elsa offered smart and patient support from beginning to end, clearly keeping our best interests in mind throughout the process. We are thrilled with the results and can’t wait to move into our new home on Capitol Hill!

-Katie E. and Markus H.

Elsa brings an ideal balance of experience and enthusiasm to the home-buying process. She has been a realtor long enough to see subtle red flags we missed as new home buyers, but still had the excitement and energy to look at nearly a dozen houses in a single day. This combination makes her a joy to work with on a daily basis. She also has the critical characteristics a first-time buyer in DC needs: she has an unrivaled depth of local knowledge, especially for Capitol Hill; she used creativity to quickly solve unexpected problems; and she was available whenever we needed her. Her best quality is also the rarest among realtors-Elsa is a deeply genuine person who always cared about us and connected us with neighborhood resources even after our purchase closed. We will unquestionably be retaining her services when we eventually sell our home.

-Caitlin G. and Nathan A.

We loved working with Elsa! She helped us find the perfect house for our family and made the process smooth and fun. She was able to walk through a house and see the possibilities and problems in a way we never could have seen.  She also knew what we needed even better than we did sometimes; she helped us see that some of what we wanted wasn’t a good fit for how we lived and how our family would grow as our kids got older – this was pricelessCan’t recommend her highly enough!

-Corinne C. and Jay W.

As first time home buyers, entering the market in DC is daunting, but Elsa made us feel comfortable from the very start.  She listened to our needs and showed us as many options as we wanted until we found the perfect house without ever making us feel pressured. She was incredibly proactive, seeking out properties she thought would be a good fit and was open and honest about each home we saw.  Once we found the right one, Elsa was very knowledgeable about the purchasing process and worked wonders to make sure we got the house of our dreams. We have already recommended her services to friends looking to take the leap into home ownership. 

Bethany and Dan M. 

Elsa Huxley helped us buy our house in the SE DC area. As we were out of town and even out of the country part of the time, she took on a huge responsibility – mailing us the listings, advising on the locations, arranging a bunch of viewings whenever we came to town and working through the closing and possession of the house. She is proactive, knowledgeable, always listened to us and came up with workable options. She is friendly and professional and I won’t hesitate to heartily recommend her to anyone looking for an agent!

-Meera and Kishore R. 

Elsa Huxley is magical. My husband and I moved across the country, and left the sale of our NE DC home in Elsa’s extremely capable hands. We probably hit just about every obstacle possible in selling our home, but Elsa handled each hurdle with grace and professionalism. She pulled a rabbit out of her hat on more than one occasion, and made us feel that we were more than just clients. She is proactive, responsive, and knowledgeable. I can’t say enough about our experience with Elsa. We were very fortunate to have had Elsa recommended to us, and we certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a fabulous agent.

– Judy L and Shamyl Z.

As a fellow Capitol Hill resident who is deeply engaged in the community, Elsa understood what we were looking for – a house on the Hill in which we could raise our kids comfortably and have room for visiting grandparents.

Elsa showed us a lot of options before we found a perfect match – a house nine doors from our house, one that we didn’t even know was going on the market. We were thrilled to be able to stay on a block we’d called home for the past 17 years. Elsa was also able to help us build a team that allowed us to close in a brief, two week escrow period.

– Rachel and Donny K.

“Elsa is a great listener and extremely helpful in thinking through and weighing priorities and suggesting creative solutions in very complex transactions.  Her ability to see pros and cons of each living arrangement and express them at the right moment to integrate them into the decision making was invaluable.

Her ability to see through the clutter and stage my home through the chaos was amazing!  Her professionalism to all parties while being tenacious on behalf of her clients make her vital to any home purchase!”

– Ivy E.

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