Kelly Elson
Kelly Elson
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About Me

Kelly is an award-winning real estate agent who lives in Ashburn and focuses on Northern Virginia customers. Her “superpower” is her communication skills. She listens intently to her clients and is committed to building long-term relationships with satisfied customers. She has lived, worked and raised a large family in Northern Virginia for many years.

Kelly grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, attended Northwestern University and has lived in many cities including St. Louis, Boston and Chicago. She was introduced to the business world at a young age by helping to operate her family’s miniature-golf course.

 Kelly’s career has always been about people. As a change management consultant at a global consulting company, she prepared, equipped and supported people in successfully adopting new ideas and business strategies. As a Dale Carnegie instructor, she taught public speaking and human skills. And finally, as a real estate agent she leads her clients through the process of buying and selling homes. Kelly provides her customers with dedicated and committed customer service.

Years in Loudoun County?


Number of Kids?

4 - 2 girls, 2 boys

Favorite Movie?

The Blind Side

Vacation Destination?


White or Red Wine?

Both :)

Customer Ratings

Kelly Elson has been rated by 26 customers


“Kelly came highly recommended and she did not disappoint! I found Kelly professional, approachable, responsive, passionate, and an all-around outstanding sales agent in every respect. I will recommend Kelly Elson to anyone looking for a fantastic sales agent! ”
Pam K, Ashburn (Seller)
“I would highly recommend you consider Kelly (Elson) Ettrich for your real estate needs, either buying or selling. Kelly went above and beyond in providing us sales pricing advice, marketing strategies, a superb photographer and brochure/marketing materials, and working with her networks to bring interest in our property. She held three open houses, and had two more scheduled when she closed a contract to sell within 3 weeks of listing. We selected Kelly to be our real estate broker after extensive research. We wanted someone who had a proven track record and also an intimate knowledge of our market, specifically the Ashburn area. After reviewing dozens of candidates, we selected Kelly mostly because of her recent sales record (phenomenal results) and the fact that she was local to Ashburn and had recently sold properties similar to ours. To our delight Kelly was even better in real life: very personable, knowledgeable and likable, a very positive person. We looked forward to our calls or meetings with her, and later found out she is a big proponent of living in our area and had a series of online videos she produced showcasing great local businesses and fun places to go in our county. While she was our broker, she was interviewed by and appeared in Ashburn Magazine on the upcoming opening of the Ashburn Metro Station. A very visible proponent of the area, this bodes well for her real estate acumen. Kelly brought in an excellent real estate photographer who did a beautiful job capturing the essence of our luxury condominium in a very competitive high-end condo market. We received many inquiries and complements about the brochure itself, and the photos used for online marketing brought lots of interest, even though we were priced on the very high-end of the market. I can't say enough about how fortunate we feel that we selected Kelly and she agreed to represent us - a decision we will always remember as good fortune and a happy time!”
Kevin Bell, Ashburn VA (Seller)
“Kelly had sold the town home on the other end of our building unit in less than 10 hours. After having a brief conversation with our neighbors about the sale of their home, Kelly reached out to us within two days of that conversation to see if we would be interested in working with her. After we had sat down and talked to 4-5 other real estate agents in the area, we quickly realized that Kelly was going to work hard for us to get the optimal amount on the sale of our home, which she did. Kelly was extremely responsive at all times of the day and very clear and concise with answering my many questions. Kelly is professional, prompt and personal and is very knowledgeable about the market. She helped us navigate the sale of our home during the COVID-19 crisis while assuring us that everything was being taken care of behind the scenes. Although we ended up selling the home before it was listed on the market, the professional photographer that Kelly hired to photograph for the listing was outstanding. The pictures AND video he took of our home made me want to buy my own home again! Overall experience selling our first home with Kelly was excellent. She is a complete professional and I would absolutely refer her to a friend/family and use her again in the future! ”
Gary & Natalie DeBaldo (Aldie, VA - Westridge) (Seller)
“We found Kelly after browsing through some listings online. A click on her name took us to her website, where we read all the great comments from previous clients. After we researched her sales history, we realized how experienced she is. Her expert knowledge of the local Ashburn market made picking Kelly the most logical choice. We could not have found a better person to deal with throughout our buying process, especially someone who made us feel like we have known each other for many years. Kelly went above and beyond our expectations. Kelly became our eyes on the ground, as we bought our house from California. For a family that has never been to Virginia, we felt at such ease knowing we had such a devoted professional on our side. I would absolutely recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking to either buy or sell their property. Her commitment to her clients is invaluable. Thank you, Kelly!”
Serna Family (Buyer)
“Great experience working with Kelly purchasing my almost new condo! Excellent and timely communicator! Professional in every way!”
Randy Kava, Fairfax (Buyer)
“Kelly was AMAZING. She was on top of our needs in order to get us under contract on our sale and purchase. She gave us sound advice and ensured that our transactions were seamless. She listened to our needs and knew exactly the sort of deal that we wanted. This enabled her to negotiate on our behalf to ensure that what she presented to us was something we would seriously consider. We couldn't have been any happier to have used Kelly. We will sing in her praises and recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future. Thanks Kelly!”
Josh & Kaila Davis - Black Willow Dr. (Buyer)
“There are not enough positive adjectives in the dictionary to describe Kelly Elson and her professionalism and work ethic. I cannot remember the last time any service professional was as spectacular as she was. Kelly went above and beyond to ensure the timing, communication, and execution of both sides of my transaction went off without a hitch. Her warmth and friendliness make you feel at ease. Her knowledge, organization, and preparation make you feel taken care of. Her tenacity, attention, and drive make you feel like you are her only client. I cannot recommend Kelly Elson more. ”
Brienne Bryan (Buyer)
“Kelly won us over in about 10 minutes during an open house. She was personable, knowledgeable, and super professional. And it turned out to be a great decision on our part. Kelly was amazing! We have worked with a lot of realtors over the years and Kelly was most definitely the best we have ever had.”
Pete Reavley, Brambleton (Buyer)
“We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Kelly Elson. She went above and beyond to make us happy, and now I can say I will never deal with another realtor in the future other than her. She is responsive, friendly, professional, compassionate, and most importantly she communicates very well. Kelly was also incredibly personable. On top of being exceptionally good at her job, she felt like a friend after the first showing and certainly is a friend now. I was very picky when it came to finding my home, and the process had some hurdles at first but she worked hard for us and never gave up even when we almost did. If you want to be happy with your buying/selling process then pick Kelly because she really is better than all the others, and if I was ever going to sell or buy again then she would be the one I would call.”
Adam & Erika (Buyer)
“Kelly has a great positive and energy filling attitude that brightens any room. She instantly connects with everyone, a critical component to selling your home! If you want your home sold for top dollar and quickly, then you have to go with Kelly to list your home. We are very lucky to have met her! Thank you Kelly!”
Jon Bittner (Seller)
“My family has known Kelly since we moved to Brambleton almost five years ago. Once we got to know her, we knew when it was time to sell our home she would be our realtor. When we decided to sell, we called Kelly and she handled every detail from that point forward. Kelly listed our home at midnight Saturday morning and we accepted an offer less than 18 hours later. Not only did she sell our home quickly, amazingly, she coordinated everything (while out of the country for a week!) so well that we move into our new home exactly five weeks after asking her to sell our home. I've always been wary of doing business with friends but we made an exception with Kelly and we are so pleased we did. She is incredibly professional and considerate and made the entire process as stress-free as it could be. We would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking to buy or a sell a home in Loudoun County! ”
Andrew James, Brambleton, Virginia (Seller)
“I feel so fortunate that I met Kelly and ultimately used her as my buying and selling agent. After 20 years in my previous home, I was nervous about the process. Kelly took care of me. She was always available when I had questions or concerns and knew the answers to my questions. I cannot imagine using anyone else in the future.”
Eddie M, Brambleton, VA (Buyer)
“Kelly is an excellent listener--she identified our needs and efficiently and effectively found properties that fit them. She didn't waste our time and helped us complete the transaction in an economical and efficient manner. Kelly is very knowledgeable of the Loudon County area and helped us understand the subtleties of the community so that we could make the best possible decision re "location, location, location." If you want to deal with a real pro, she's the real deal.”
Rich Kalich, Spofford, NH (Buyer)
“I cannot begin to thank Kelly enough for her assistance in my home purchase. She literally held my hand and walked me through every process. She even worked on my home purchase while on her family vacation in Mexico. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone needing an agent in Loudoun County. ”
Christine Armatrong, Brambleton, VA. (Buyer)
“I have purchased four other homes in Virginia and did not have positive experiences with previous realtors, which left me jaded when considering selling my home and purchasing a new one. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful my home selling and buying experience was thanks to Kelly Elson!! She changed my perspective entirely!! Kelly is very knowledgable of the industry, honest, friendly, and above all paid close attention to every detail throughout this process. Kelly was NEVER to busy to answer a question, provide advice or make time to see another property. Kelly ensured I was informed and comfortable with each step of the process. Purchasing and selling a home are stressful events in anyone's life, however, Kelly Elson made this experience for me smooth and stress free!!! I cannot say enough positive things about Kelly and the experience I had with her. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a positive, efficient and smooth experience!!”
Clorissa, Ashburn VA (Seller)
“We had an incredibly positive experience working with Kelly Elson. She was organized, professional, and positive throughout the process. She listened to our needs and was responsive all along the way. She went above and beyond to ensure that both our sale and purchase went through smoothly. I highly recommend her without hesitation. ”
Sarah D., Ashburn (Seller)
“Kelly went above and beyond in every aspect throughout the sale of our home. She helped teach us about the market, explained the sales process and contractual offers being presented. She did her research and also worked with other brokers in the area to understand market trends, get a gauge for traffic on their listings and came up with unique ways to market and advertise our home. The photographer did an amazing job and the photos were flawless. The flyer's Kelly created were absolutely gorgeous. She also created a unique listing website for our home that we shared out on social media. We were informed of every showing and was given feedback on each and every visit. We were also provided with helpful showing and open house tips which proved very successful. Kelly was very patient with us and our schedule to ensure there were no scheduling conflicts or inconveniences. She did a great job of keeping myself, my husband and our real estate agent on the pending sale of our new home in the loop. It was really impressive! I have already referred other friends to Kelly Elson at Century 21. There are so many agents to chose from these days, referrals are very important. I would never sell or buy another property in VA without working with Kelly and her team. The entire process is stressful enough and we've worked with agents in the past that have exacerbated that stress. Kelly was patient with us even when we were losing our cool and that speaks volumes to her character and drive to succeed. Kelly is a delight to work with. She is positive, confident and outright fun. We we're not the easiest sellers to work with as we really had no idea what we we're doing or what we wanted for the next chapter of our lives. Kelly was supportive and encouraging through the entire process. Her optimism makes her really easy to work with and her willingness to go the extra mile solidifies her good intentions. Most importantly, she was reliable and that really meant a lot to my husband and I. We closed on our house with not only a new Real Estate agent to utilize in the future but also a new friend. If you're looking to work with someone that works incredibly hard and gets the job done right, I would highly recommend using Kelly Elson as your next Real Estate agent. ”
Meghan Myers, Leesburg VA (Seller)
“Kelly is absolutely wonderful to work with. She listens to all your needs in a home and being an out of state home buyer she really made the process go very smoothly . She picked up the slack where we couldn’t ! Would recommend her to anyone ! ”
Heather- Front Royal Va (Buyer)
“I interviewed Kelly when I was initially searching for a realtor to sell my property. The very first time I met Kelly I knew that she would be the perfect realtor for my needs. She was extremely outgoing and had a very good knowledge of the Brambleton, Ashburn area. In fact, I believe because she lives in the area, she brought something to the table that other realtors could not; a first hand experience of what it is like to live in the area. Kelly was more than just a realtor to me. She became my confidante, my therapist, my family and my friend, all while remaining totally professional when it came to every aspect of selling my home. Kelly is the first realtor I have ever met who was willing to go above and beyond to assist her client (me) with every aspect of the sale of my home. Because I am disabled, I needed more assistance than most clients would need from their realtor. Kelly was there whenever I needed that help. She had no compunction when it came to telling me that she believed I had too much furniture in my condo or too much stuff, overall for a condo of its size. However, more importantly, Kelly had no qualms about rolling up her sleeves and helping declutter my home. When she couldn't be there herself, Kelly would often send her friend or a family member to help (assuming it was both okay with me and appropriate to do so) in order not to disappoint me. The one thing I know for sure is that if I had it to do all over again, knowing what I know now... I would not change a thing. Additionally, if you want the best realtor you can find anywhere, stop looking because you have found her in Kelly Elson.”
Kathi Knill, Ashburn, Virginia (Seller)


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