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Nora Burke



Washington DC Office

4315 50th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016 Directions
Phone: 202-552-5600

"Passion, expertise and commitment to my clients are the cornerstone of my real estate business.  I accutely understand the homebuying/selling process; listen attentively to my clients needs and desires all while expertly negotiating on their behalf"

More than 20 years of owning and investing in real estate in the D.C. area has given Nora an edge when it comes to knowledge of the market.  Having lived in MD (Chevy Chase and Bethesda) as well as DC (Brookland, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown and the Palisades) for over 25 years years, she has intimate knowledge of neighborhoods and market trends.  A resident of Berkley for the past decade with her husband, Pat and their four children, Nora loves helping clients realize their real estate dreams.

She particularly enjoys helping first-time buyers and newcomers to Washington, DC.  By applying a combination of her marketing, negotiation, listening and communication skills as well as her thorough understanding of the DC/MD neighborhoods, Nora takes the stress out of the homebuying process for her clients.

A native New Yorker, Nora came to Washington in the early 80's to study engineering.  She earned a degree in Civil Engineering and worked in construction before turning to real estate in the early 90's.

Licensed In

  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

" Nora Burke was nothing short of amazing. She was so easy to work with, extremely communicative, knowledgeable, helpful, had our best interest in mind and was a joy to be around. We would recommend Nora to anyone who is in the market for buying or selling a home! Everything was great about our experience working with Nora and the McEnearney team!"

– Jennifer

" Nora is simply the hardest working and driven residential broker in DC I have ever seen. She gives each listing her undivided attention and is relentless in her pursuit of any/all buyer interest..."

– Jim

" Nora came highly recommended by a friend, and we are so thankful to have had her outstanding guidance for our first home purchase! We had an unusual and extensive list of must-haves for our home, including a very specific location, wheelchair accessibility, and of course price. Nora was extremely understanding of our needs and was even able to make suggestions about how we might modify possible spaces to fit us. She was honest with us when we proposed some renovations to a potential home that would have decreased resale value, and wasn't deterred when we saw a home that seemed great on paper but that we just didn't love. We knew Nora was fantastic while we were looking at potential homes, but when we got to the stage of making offers, her skill and experience was invaluable - we finally understood how extremely lucky we were to have her representing us. She got us the very first appointment to view the home we ended up buying, by negotiating with the seller's realtor before the property was even officially on the market. Her network of contacts was invaluable in helping us select professionals for home inspections, title companies, and everything else. When we were ready to make an offer, she put it together so quickly she must have set a land speed record (and even did it while we were traveling out of state for a wedding!), had amazing suggestions for increasing the attractiveness of the offer, negotiated vigorously on our behalf, and communicated extensively and clearly so we always understood what was going on. We couldn't have gotten through the process without all of Nora's guidance, knowledge, and skill; her kindness, patience, and great sense of humor made the whole experience a pleasure. We can't recommend Nora Burke highly enough and will certainly return to her in the future should we ever find ourselves looking at property again. "

– Andrea

" Working with Nora was incredible! For both buying and selling my condo, Nora was thorough and responsive. She really listened and helped me identify what was important to me and used her expertise to find a property that met my needs. When selling, she was so on top of everything and coordinated everything so I only had to worry about getting my move organized, and she even helped me with that! There was no problem too big or small to bring to Nora and she always had the expertise and recommendations to solve it. Working with Nora was a dream and I would highly recommend her. "

– Katie

" We worked with Nora after our mother passed away and we needed to sell her house. This was obviously difficult, notwithstanding the fact that both my brother and I were 3000 miles away. Nora was the consummate professional. She knew what needed to be done and had the contacts in order to list the house as quickly as possible and in its best condition. She handled everything efficiently and respectfully and got the house sold quickly and with minimal stress. We were very pleased with her work and could not recommend her highly enough."

– Alice

" When my mother passed away in June 2016, I spent the next several months settling her estate which included selling her apartment in NW Washington DC. When I contracted with Nora Burke the following summer I had reached a plateau and was getting frustrated. I told Nora that I needed to sell the apartment and needed motivation to do so. Within three days Nora had lined up various vendors to have an estate sale, a shipper to send heirlooms to my siblings, someone to dispose of whatever was left and then get the apartment in shape for selling. Nora was always supportive and encouraging, offering advice and suggestions on how best to accomplish our mother's wishes. With her help we were able to have the apartment ready for sale in short order. We listed the apartment on a weekend and we had it sold on the next Monday. Thank you Nora for all your support and work that to me was above and beyond the norm of what I had experienced with other realtors."

– Steve

" Nora was wonderful throughout the long process of cleaning out and selling a family house in Palisades. She helped us at every stage, and made it much easier than it would have been without her expert advice and contacts. She really knows the market and was able to advise us on what to expect. And she's a pleasure to work with. I'd recommend her highly."

– Jennifer

" Nora Burke is a consummate professional. Sharon and I have known Nora for many years, but we were truly privileged to have her as our agent over the last year and a half. Her market knowledge, her ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and her consistent and rigorous work ethic made looking for and buying our new home enjoyable and as stress free as a major life experience could have been. We would recommend Nora to anyone considering an agent for selling or buying a house in this area. Nora’s assistance was comprehensive; helping us pull together the other team members from the loan officer, the mortgage company, many sub-contractors, and others. Her recommendations were always spot on and made the entire process move smoothly and rapidly. If we ever need to move again, there would be no thought but to work with Nora again."

– Sharon & Wil

" With Nora’s expert help we sold our home in the Palisades quickly and with minimal disruption. She was efficient, effective and communicative. Her long experience in the DC market was important to us, as was her personalized approach to her work. When we still had not received a refund from the buyers’ escrow company for our WASA deposit four months after closing we asked Nora to help us. She arranged for the refund on the same day we contacted her. We can recommend Nora Burke without reservation."

– Peter & Sheila

" Nora found me a condo that I absolutely love in an incredibly short time. She is efficient, knowledgeable, and personable. When/if I outgrow this place I will be sure to call her again!"

– Monica

" ...to let you know how grateful we are for you and all of your hard work! You have worked tirelessly for us when most people might have given up....You always make us feel like we are your biggest clients - and I hope someday we will be! There is no question why you are successful and so great at what you do. We are looking forward to our next real estate adventure with you!"

– Sara & Matt