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Penelope Frissell



Washington DC Office

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

I specialize in fine homes and condominiums throughout the greater DC metro area. My goal is to provide my clients with savvy business advice and represent their interests with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, intelligence and sensitivity.  I have a strong commitment to hands on customer service, boundless energy, extensive DC Metro market knowledge and excellent negotiating skills. I am passionate about providing the best service possible to my clients and establishing relationships for life. I maintain a roster of trusted contacts (contractors, painters, landscapers, handyman, professional stagers, title attorneys, lenders) and colleagues that ensure a smooth, targeted and well-planned purchase or sale. Nothing is left to chance. I am prepared to handle your needs and meet the expectations that are reserved for only the very best of real estate agents. My personal service, professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and integrity ensure a successful and smooth real estate transaction.

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland

" Penelope truly understands the Washington, DC and Maryland suburbs real estate market. She is very reliable and always keeps her commitments. Penelope is a great person through and through, and goes the extra mile to deliver superb results."

– Cora Yao

" Penelope listened to what we wanted and was steadfast in helping us to find our home. She was a pleasure to work with. We recommended her to my parents when they were looking as well."

– Mara Lansky

" My wife and I cannot recommend Penelope more highly. We were probably a real estate agent’s worst nightmare – very cautious first-time buyers, completely new to the metro DC market and to the ins and outs of home purchase, and in no particular rush to close. Her profile accurately describes her extensive knowledge and experience. More important, she was consistently responsive and patient, a joy to work with and demonstrating high integrity at all times. We came close to settling twice but backed out due to issues emerging at the inspection stage, and in both cases she was fully supportive. The house we finally settled on is perfect for our needs, and Penelope has continued to be responsive and helpful with various follow-up questions. It was obvious that her top priority is ensuring her clients’ complete understanding of the process and complete satisfaction both before and after the deal is done."

– Frederick Roche

" Penelope is an outstanding real estate agent and has quickly become a trusted advisor to our family's real estate endeavors. She has a deep understanding of the DC and Maryland markets and the buying process. She is hardworking, punctual, energetic but patient and always ready to go the extra mile. After several years of working with Penelope we trusted her so much that we closed on a property based only on her advice while we were overseas. And it has been a great investment!"

– Rym Khalifeh

" There are so many good things to say about Penelope! In helping us find our first home, which we love, Penelope was not only knowledgeable, happy to answer any and all questions, enthusiastic, hardworking, punctual, and responsive, but fun to work with, as well. My husband and I especially appreciated Penelope's clear-minded advice, balanced approach, patience, and ability to listen and understand what we wanted throughout the process. We highly recommend Penelope!"

– Maia Min-Ri Larsson

" Pen is a great, hardworking and innovative real estate agent - she puts a lot of energy and enthusiasm into her work and I really appreciated her service, attentiveness and responsiveness! Thanks Pen!"

– Valerie D´Costa

" Penelope was an absolutely fantastic realtor. I would and do recommend her to my friends. She wasn't at all pushy and cared about finding a place that was right for me. She was also incredibly prompt in responding to my inquiries (which were frequent and numerous!) and easy to reach via phone and email. For my schedule, working with someone who communicated well over email was key."

– Megan Raymond

" Penelope was a great help to my wife and I in our house search! She was always there for us to answer questions and clear up any issues that we had. We ended up with a great first house that we love. Thanks Pen!"

– John Davis

" Penelope is great and my wife and I would highly recommend her services. She is very knowledgeable and is great about keeping us abreast of the latest properties available. We are lucky to have found her during this market."

– Tom McDonald

" When my wife and I decided to begin looking for our first home, some friends referred us to Penelope. Since neither my wife, nor I had ever gone through this long, arduous, exhausting process before, we depended heavily on our agent's judgment and advice. It didn't take long for Penelope to get a firm grasp on the type of home and location we were looking for, and she always gave us a number of options in our price range that met our criteria. She was accessible, honest, knowledgeable, thorough, and most of all, patient. Her attributes and work ethic were evident, not only when we closed on our home, but throughout the entire process. She answered our (in hindsight) ignorant questions, and was very gracious despite our occasional indecisiveness. We cannot recommend Penelope enough to the first-time home buyer, or even the seasoned veteran."

– Patrick Rothwell

" As a first-time home buyer, I relied on Penelope's knowledge of the market and trusted her instincts. She spent over six months helping us find "the right property to call home" and was always energetic and positive. When it came time to write the contract, Penelope helped us structure a deal that was ultimately accepted by the seller. I highly recommend Penelope as a real estate agent for the DC metro area."

– Regina McCoy

" Penelope Frissell is an outstanding real-estate agent. She was thorough and professional throughout our search for a house, and she alleviated our stress the entire time with excellent advice and good humor. We were thrilled with her work and her integrity, and we're delighted to still count her as a friend a year later."

– Stephen Thompson

" Penelope is a pleasure to work with! She is very personable and takes time to explain everything to her clients. She also has infinite patience and understanding and can put herself in her client's shoes. She gives great advice but still leaves the client at choice. She also is very quick to act in her clients best interest. She is well-connected in the area and has access to great subject matter expertise (examples, companies that update condos, inspection people, senior realtors, etc). I highly recommend Penelope!"

– Miri McDonald

" Penelope Frissell is an extremely skilled and helpful realtor. I recommend her most highly."

– Josh Lansky