Ron Sitrin - Team Leader
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
“My job is to help you buy or sell your next house, however my focus is always on you.” Ron listens with his heart and makes sure that he always put his clients’ needs ahead of his own. It’s this philosophy of putting people first that has shaped Ron’s business success, as well as his personal life.
Ron is a leader on the Washington, DC real estate scene. He is consistently ranked among the top 1% of Realtors nationwide, and among the top 30 agents within Long and Foster.
Ron’s background as a Certified Public Accountant helped accelerate his real estate career. He is a master at matching his clients’ needs to market conditions. What his clients like best is his integrity, straight-forward style and caring personality. “You are trusting me to help with housing decisions that will affect your future happiness," Ron says. "That's a responsibility I don't take lightly.”
When not selling real estate, Ron is the consummate family man. On any given weekend, Ron, with his wife Wynne and their three girls, can be found exploring the city, going on photo safaris, supporting farmers’ markets and checking out the area’s trendy coffee shops and new restaurants. Yes, they’re foodies.
The Sitrin family also includes a 72 lb. poodle named Hershey. Most mornings you can find the two of them on long walks near their Bethesda home.
With such a people-oriented approach and proven track-record, it’s no wonder so many people depend on Ron for their real estate needs."
Jill Chessen - Team Agent
Licensed in DC and MD
Jill Chessen has over 20 years of real estate experience. She practiced real estate law for many years at Holland & Knight in DC, specializing in title issues, financing and contract negotiation.
As a mother of two daughters, Jill also has a passion for improving kids’ lives by inspiring them to learn about the world they are inheriting and to believe in themselves and their innate power to innovate. She knew that with her skills and boundless energy she could make a difference. In 2011, Jill co-founded KID Museum, a creative workshop and makerspace with a mission to cultivate creativity, curiosity and compassion in kids to build a better world. More than 14,000 visitors have come through the museum's doors in its first 18 months and it has attracted nearly 100,000 additional visitors through community events.
Jill brings this same energy and enthusiasm to real estate. Her clients all say that no one cares more or gives more than Jill. Jill will be there for you every step of the way, making the home buying or selling process a truly positive experience.
Eileen Orfalea - Team Agent
Licensed In DC, MD and VA
Eileen is a third generation Washingtonian. She has helped hundreds of clients buy their dream home over her 20 year real estate career. Eileen is known for her market knowledge and negotiating skills. Clients appreciate her expert guidance and calm demeanor throughout the sometimes complex process.
Throughout her career, Eileen has developed extensive relations with many real estate agents in the community. This gives her access to the latest market activity before it becomes public information, such as properties that have not come on the market yet or the number of offers a property received before going under contract. Such market intelligence gives Eileen’s buyers the information they need to help craft a strategically advantageous offer. Eileen has also built a wide network of resources within the real estate industry with professionals such as lenders, title companies and contractors. This extensive network is key to Eileen's achievement at creating smooth and successful real estate transactions for her clients.
Eileen served as a member of the GCAAR (Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors) Grievance Committee from 2011-2014 and currently serves on the GCAAR Professional Standards committee. When Eileen is not helping her clients, she is happily spending time with her family and friends. That is, after her morning swim in an outdoor pool – yes, even in the winter time!
Tare Youdeowei - Team Agent
Licensed in DC and MD
Tare has over 15 years of real estate experience. She started her career with the legendary Tom Murphy, the condo king of Foggy Bottom and worked with him for over 12 years until his passing. During this time, Tare learned the ins and out of every condo in the Foggy Bottom market. Tare and Ron joined forces in 2014 and Tare has helped to maintain essential relationships with Tom’s past clients while also growing her own business.
Although an expert in Foggy Bottom, Tare lives in Silver Spring. She is well versed at helping clients sell their condos in DC and make the transition to buying homes in the DC suburbs.
Tare is currently fulfilling her life dream of adopting a baby girl from Nigeria. Tare hopes to bring her daughter back to the United States in the summer of 2016.
Dione Bishop - Team Agent
Licensed in DC and MD
When Dione entered the world of Real Estate she had no idea what an incredible journey it would be. Like many DC natives, Dione loves the city and is proud to call it home. Dione is a mother of three, which over the years has helped her to perfect the art of flexibility and multitasking. In real estate, that has translated to activities as diverse as tracking down shipments being held in Canadian customs to arranging deliveries of fine art and antique furniture to premier auction houses.
Dione is known for going the extra mile and is happiest when she is able to provide our clients and team with the best in customer service. Dione’s personality makes working with her a pleasure. Because of this she has an extensive “rolodex” of people that she can always call on. Likewise, everyone knows that they can always call upon her in a time of need. Dione’s main role on the Ron Sitrin Team is coordinating the day-to-day activities from the moment a listing is signed until the day that it closes.
What Dione loves most about working in real estate is that no two days, properties or clients are exactly alike. Every day is different and every day brings the opportunity to learn something new.
Dione likes to spend her free time just hanging out with her kids and close friends.
Becky Vogel - Listing Coordinator
Licensed in MD
When you list your home with us, you get more than Ron’s sales expertise. Becky Vogel is the behind-the-scenes mistress of marketing who provides staging experience, professional photography skills and more than 19 years of communication and marketing knowledge that we use to sell your home quickly and at its highest potential.
Becky is an Internet marketing specialist who ensured that every listing is showcased on key websites for maximum exposure. She is attuned to the needs of the market and the best way to highlight each listing’s features and amenities. She is skilled in developing marketing materials for your home to help you through the “advertising” phase of your real estate transaction. Becky knows how to stage, price, photograph and present houses to help sellers get top dollar. She knows exactly what to do to keep a house appearing fresh and well-marketed in all the various media and Internet sources.
Becky has been in real estate for more than ten years and is a licensed Realtor in the State of Maryland. She has been quoted in The Washington Post on the practice of staging a home.
Hal Epstein - Team Agent
Licensed in DC and MD
Hal spent many years in the nonprofit arena helping to raise money for important organizations such as the American Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Inova Health Foundation, working to create a bond between donors and worthy causes. Hal quickly learned that the key to creating a great experience for all parties involved is explaining every aspect of a transaction and doing whatever necessary to put his clients at ease.
Hal is really excited about his new adventure into the world of real estate and very excited about putting all of his energy into helping buyers find their dream homes as well as helping sellers to reach their end goal. His favorite quote for both buyers and sellers is from Yogi Berra who said, “It ain’t over till it’s over” and keeping that in mind, Hal will be there with you til the end.
Hal graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in English where he studied Yogi Berra and Shakespeare.
Gabriella Sitrin - Social Media/ Brand Marketing
Licensed in DC
Gabriella is a recent grad from the College of Charleston with a double major in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism.