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The Group

An Agent is Strong, a Group is Invincible

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Dianne Ohori
Closing Coordinator
301.840.7320

Dianne is responsible for coordinating all tasks related to getting the Koch Group homes to settlement. To ensure a smooth and timely closing, she arranges meetings and attends appointments necessary for a settlement to occur. This includes spending time on the phone and sending emails to a company of appraisers, loan officers, mortgage processors, termite and home inspectors, settlement companies, co-op agents, buyer brokers and settlement attorneys. You will meet Dianne after your contract is ratified and just prior to hanging a SOLD banner on your home.

With more than 12 years as a licensed Realtor, Dianne offers an outstanding level of ethical and professional service. Her formal education and training in the United States and Canada real estate markets have provided her with extensive hands-on experience and insights with clients buying and selling residential properties. Known for her passion to provide outstanding customer service and her attention to detail, Dianne is committed to exceeding your real estate expectations!

Elaine Koch
Group Leader, Realtor®
301.840.7320

Elaine is proud to be recognized as one of the top real estate agents in the DC Metro area as well as in the nation. With over 25 years of real estate experience, a comprehensive approach to marketing, and strong negotiating skills, she has differentiated herself in a highly competitive market and established her team as a leader in the industry. Elaine’s reputation is of one who is highly motivated, hard working, professional and trustworthy.

Real Estate has long run in Elaine’s blood. From an early age she watched her grandfather, who developed real estate in Northern Virginia, and knew it was her passion when she fell in love with the historic home she grew up in. As one of the youngest real estate agents in the state of Maryland, Elaine started her real estate career at the age of 18 working for a new home builder. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.

“When I started my career, I put all of my passion and drive into becoming the best I could be. If you want to be the best in your business, you have to love what you do. With that passion, I am able to deliver amazing results for my clients,” says Elaine.

Elaine’s love for interior design has inspired her approach to selling homes. “My pre planning recommendations include customized interior designs to make sure each and every home I sell is presented to its fullest potential resulting in top dollar for my clients.”

Elaine’s vision for her group is simple: be the best in the industry. What started as a specialized focus in Montgomery County has expanded to additional areas including District of Columbia and Frederick County.

As one of the top producing RE/MAX Real Estate agents in Maryland, Elaine and her group continue to be a first choice in the DC Metro area real estate market. By adding new facets to their systems and strategies every year, they strive to create excitement and enthusiasm in the industry and set the trend for others to follow.

The passion Elaine and her group have for real estate is unlike any other. They look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.

Jennifer Ambrose
Senior Real Estate Agent
301.412.2445

Jennifer is an accomplished Real Estate professional that brings an attentive yet personal approach to the home buying or selling process. A native of Montgomery County, she brings expert advise and extensive knowledge of the market place to The Elaine Koch Group.

Jennifer began working in real estate early on during Summer breaks, until beginning her full time real estate career right out of college. She joined a national new home builder as a Sales & Marketing representative, managing communities throughout Montgomery county including Lakelands, Milestone, Fountain Hills, Hidden Creek and The Vista’s at Woodcliffe Park. A 5-star when it comes to customer service, Jennifer has been named Sales Representative of the Year numerous times showing her dedication to ensure each and every transaction is a successful one.

Meeting new people and helping those that she already knows find the perfect house to call home is Jennifer’s passion; Helping others is what motivates her most.

In her free time, Jennifer can be found throughout the Lakelands community spending quality time with her husband and 3 children.

Customer Testimonial

Jen-We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us. You made the process so easy and painless. -Justin M.

Joseph Myers
Senior Real Estate Agent
301.742.8516

Since beginning his real estate career with the Elaine Koch Group, J’s professionalism and commitment to excellence has made him instrumental to our clients. Before joining the Elaine Koch Group, J worked as a top Manager at the Internal Revenue Service.  J brings over 30 years of Real Estate investing experience and knowledge to his clients.   He now has over ten years of experience with the Elaine Koch Group.

Customer Testimonial

He went above and beyond to ensure we understood the entire process and exceeded our expectations. - TIM AND LAURA BENNINGFIELD

Valerie Tesfaye
Listing Coordinator/Office Manager
301.840.7320
As a Listing Coordinator and Office Manager Valerie coordinates and facilitates the listing process of homes in addition to handling the social media, marketing, research and administrative support. The first point of contact for all client-related questions, Valerie is responsible for operations and the overall presentation of the office. She assists with preparing presentations, market analysis research for prospective listings, marketing campaigns, social events and clients outreach. Valerie has an essential role in preparation and listing planning for the market, tracking and coordinating deadlines, performing data research and data entry, preparing and auditing listing contracts and disclosure packages for completion, production of all marketing materials, interacting with stager consultants and photographers. Valerie works closely with Elaine and her clients to ensure complete accuracy and satisfaction of their listings. Valerie has worked in real estate for the past 3 years. Prior to joining Elaine Koch Group, she worked as a transaction coordinator, assistant and office manager, research, database management and high volume of Broker’s Price Opinion reports. Her background includes a BA in Business Administration and a MA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from South Ural State University in Russia. Valerie is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland and Virginia.