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Annabel Burch-Murton

Sales Associate




About Annabel Burch-Murton

District of Columbia

Montgomery County: Specializing in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac, Silver Spring as well as the rest of the county
District of Columbia: Northwest DC
Virginia: Close-in areas

Fluent in Spanish

Annabel works with Sellers and Buyers in all price ranges in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Since 2005, Annabel has been a top producer in the DC Metro area residential real estate market, with hundreds of successful transactions to her credit. She has been recognized repeatedly, both locally and nationally, for her accomplishments in real estate. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 she was recognized as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” by Real Trends in partnership with Zillow and Trulia and as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Real Estate Agents.”

Annabel is known in our market for her high standard of professional ethics by both her colleagues and clients alike. She has a well-earned reputation as a strong negotiator and client advocate. Annabel’s greatest source of pride is that so many of her treasured clients choose to work with her repeatedly and entrust their families, friends and colleagues to her. This trust has resulted in an almost exclusively referral-based practice. Annabel is known for her ability to quickly interpret and manage difficult situations, as well as her tireless enthusiasm, her marketing creativity and her always-positive demeanor.

Annabel often guides her clients through the complicated process of selling and buying at the same time. For every transaction, she creates a completely personalized plan, and she and her team ensure that it is flawlessly executed.

Annabel began her real estate career back in 2005 with one of the finest real estate firms in the greater Washington, DC, area and made her move to Washington Fine Properties in 2012. Washington Fine Properties is the leader in luxury Real Estate in our market and considered one of the most successful, locally owned, carriage-trade real estate firms in the United States. Its collegial group of 160 agents combine their expertise to provide unequaled brokerage services for their clients. Washington Fine Properties has been repeatedly awarded the “Highest Sales Volume per Agent” Award in any firm by the I\international Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

Annabel lives in Chevy Chase with her 14-year-old twins and husband, Matt Murton, Co-Founder of The Burch Murton Group.

University of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts, Radio, Television and Film and Government and Politics

Coach, Girls on the Run program in Montgomery County schools for four years
Treasurer, Girl Scouts Chevy Chase Troop

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I have had the pleasure to have worked with Annabel Burch-Murton as both Buyer’s Agent and Seller’s Agent starting in 2007 and most recently during the sale of my mother’s home and the purchase of her beautiful condo. I can’t think of a better, more qualified real estate agent to work with. Annabel has consistently demonstrated her commitment, professionalism and caring demeanor to my family. My mother and I honestly do not know what we would have done without Annabel’s guidance, experience and support during the process of buying/selling our homes.
Annabel kept in constant contact with us throughout the entire process. She dealt with and managed all the RE issues so the stress typical of major transitions were minimized.

Her tremendous dedication and service did not end with the settlements of our transactions. Annabel would always check on our well-being. She provided us with a list of resources in our area that were businesses we could rely on. Annabel is well known and has a fantastic reputation.

I would recommend Annabel to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area. The bar is instantly raised when you work with Annabel. She works tirelessly to ensure that your goal to buy or sell a home is as smooth a process as possible. We have such gratitude for her helping us to realize our dreams of finding and living in a new home.

Annabel’s knowledge, professionalism, communication, marketing skills, capable staff/assistants make her team second to none in this Washington, DC, area market. Annabel is fair, responsive and firmly loyal to her clients. Annabel and her team bring all these qualities to the table for her clients, not just in the real estate transaction, but in the transition to their new home/community.

My mother and I are very happy to give Annabel our highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their property or buy one. Her in-depth know-how and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the business place her in an enviable position from where she can take advantage of opportunities for her clients.

Seller, Bethesda

Annabel helped us immensely get through every phase of the process, from finding the right place to negotiating and completing all the paperwork. She knows the real estate market inside out; I dare you to find a more skilled and knowledgeable agent in DC. She was always available, answering the phone late at night and on weekends to accommodate our schedule. And all of this, always with a big smile. We highly recommend her!

Buyer, Logan Circle

Annabel is the consummate pro - knowledgeable, diligent and highly responsive. She knows all of the neighborhoods and schools as well as the history. I wouldn’t use anyone else!

North Cleveland Park,Washington, DC

A few years ago, Annabel helped us buy our first house, and recently she helped us sell a condo we held onto. We listed the condo on a Thursday, and signed the contract the next Tuesday afternoon for our full asking price. That's probably about as stress-free as you can get when selling a home!

Seller, Washington, DC

Annabel took care of us like family. Gave great advice. Pushed us at all the right times. Always came with suggestions and solutions and was a great advisor. She got the job done!

Seller, Kensington, MD

Annabel is the state-of-the-art Real Estate Professional! Full-service from initial contact, to market research, to preparing the home for showing, and then finally getting through the tortuous time from contract to closing. This is our second time around working with her, and she remains the finest Realtor we have known in any market (have bought and sold 12 homes throughout the country). Do yourself a favor and contact her and her team.

Seller, Kensington, MD

When I needed to put my house on the market, it was a terrible time to do it between the impending election and Winter closing in... I knew a really great realtor. I googled "ruthless realtor" and found Annabel. Now, this has become a bit of a joke between us, and "ruthless" should be caveated with "in the best way." Annabel and her team will literally bend over backwards for her clients. We had two major incidents happen in our home both involving major water leaks while we were gone — Annabel stepped in and got these items fixed in record time. I could literally count on her and her team for anything. They did such a fantastic job, if I ever need a realtor in the DC market, I would go to her.

Seller, Gaithersburg

We had been looking online and in various neighborhoods for some time when we contacted Annabel on our daughter's recommendation. She immediately scheduled time to understand the type of property and location we were interested in. The next day, we received several excellent possibilities, and one of them became our top choice. From that moment on, Annabel and her staff were constantly on call, responding day or night to our questions and concerns during the entire process. She helped us with pros and cons during the initial walk-through; advised us as we put together an immediate offer against other bidders; connected us with an extremely competent banking associate for the mortgage application process; provided a wonderful inspector; and supported us during the stressful periods, to include negotiating inspection-related items. All the way through to the settlement, Annabel helped us feel secure about every aspect of the process. We would recommend Annabel without reservation. She was responsible for transforming what could have been a daunting task into a manageable one. Thanks, Annabel!

Buyers, Reston, VA

We have worked with Annabel and her team with 3 separate sales/purchases, and I can honestly say that she is an absolutely amazing realtor. Where do I even begin? I could fill a book with all of the raves I have for Annabel and her team. I guess, to put it in a nutshell, Annabel makes you feel like you are her only and most important client. At all times. No matter how busy she is (and she is pretty darned busy, because she is so fabulous at her job), she is always uber-responsive to our every request. She is an incredibly hard worker. She works hard for you. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, kind, patient, warm, generous with her time ... just everything you want in a realtor. It's just that personal touch with her, and that is why she is the only realtor we would ever work with. You cannot go wrong with Annabel.

Seller, Slver Spring

Annabel was our realtor when I bought my house 4 years ago, and she sold a house for us this year. She is incredibly knowledgeable, super nice, makes time for you, answers questions respectfully, has incredible resources, and her staff is amazingly helpful. The products she created to sell my home were top of the line, and she provides the best advice on what to do. I honestly can say you would be in good hands with her and her team.

Seller, Germantown

Thoroughly professional and hard-driving, Annabel guided us through a smooth marketing and sales process that provided the results we were looking for in both price and timing.

Washington, DC, Seller

I highly recommend using Annabel as your sales agent. She was incredibly efficient in helping me prep my condo to go on the market. The staging, pictures and listing looked amazing. It sold in less than a week, and I was able to get exactly what I wanted regarding price. The whole process seemed so easy! I loved working with her and her team.

Seller, Glover Park

Annabel is a force of nature and absolutely the person you want and need to have by your side before venturing into the real estate market. She knows her craft, she is super-attentive to your interests and needs, finds every resource you need within minutes of the time it's needed, and has or builds great relationships with everyone else you need to make the transaction work smoothly. The seller had a very difficult TOPA issue, and Annabel guided everyone through it masterfully, filling gaps left by the seller's team even when it wasn't necessarily her/our issue; she just does whatever is needed to get you your house. She built a relationship with my lender representative and kept her in the loop through every step of the transactions. In this tight market, it was important to move fast, and Annabel was right on top of every new listing that was of interest to me and got me in to see everything I wanted to see -- if she wasn't immediately available, her fabulous assistant Maddie was able to jump in. This group will care for you and stick with you until you're in the house you want.

Buyer, Washington, DC

Annabel was with us through selling our old house and purchasing the new one. We have bought and sold three houses before, and I now understand what a good realtor really does for you. She is incredibly professional and easy to work with — managing the different styles and opinions of my hubby and me like a seasoned therapist. She is very detail-oriented, strategic and perfectionistic (in a good way!) and is always right with every call she made. We ended up buying our new house for exactly what we wanted to pay and selling our old house for $40k over asking in five days!!! What more can I say than that? She is truly the best in the business!

Buyer and Seller, Chevy Chase, MD

We have worked with Annabel twice, once to buy and once to sell. She is one of the nicest, most well- informed, and hard-working people we know. She made our first-time home buying (and then 6 years later, selling) experiences practically painless. Despite some snags with selling our home, she was always on top of the issues and took care of everything, no matter the hour! We have literally referred everyone we know to Annabel. And they've all been thrilled too!

Seller, Silver Spring

In the process of selling my house, Annabel and her team were very professional, responsive 24/7 to all my big and small issues, and always taking care of my interests. Annabel is very knowledgeable about the market and its "tricky" issues, which was reflected in her recommendations about timing, price and strategies. I would recommended her 100% for any real state transaction. Thanks, Annabel!

Seller, Bethesda, MD

Annabel was a pleasure to work with. Good knowledge of the area, great interpersonal skills, and totally devoted to her clients. I would work with her in a heartbeat to buy or sell another home.

Buyer, Fairfax

After meeting with Annabel, I knew that she was perfect to help my wife and me find our first home. She demonstrated professionalism and an understanding of the market that was second to none. Annabel compiled all listings in our target market and price range in an organized fashion and helped us truly make the right decision for our family.

Buyer, Potomac, MD

Annabel is one of the best realtors I know. She is experienced, intimately familiar with the DC Metro area, patient and knowledgeable. She has helped us buy and sell 4 homes and has done the same for multiple people that we have referred to her. I HIGHLY recommend her.

Chevy Chase, MD

Annabel worked with us for over two years and helped us find a great home. She has great knowledge and dedication. If you are purchasing a home in the Chevy Chase area in particular, she is definitely a fabulous asset to have on your side.

Chevy Chase, MD

Annabel is everything you want in a realtor! She is a pleasure to work with, has an amazing knowledge of local neighborhoods and is extremely responsive and knowledgeable about the market. She goes far beyond providing basic realtor services, going out of her way to provide her clients with a wide range of advice, assistance and resources to help them with their home search or the sale of their home. I had worked with other realtors who were good, but none of them provided the level of information or resources I needed, whereas Annabel went over and above. Annabel helped us identify key neighborhoods that met our requirements and was very savvy about identifying all potential listings consistent with our criteria. She was also extremely helpful during the bidding and negotiation process and continued to provide helpful advice in preparation for the closing and continues to remain helpful long after we closed on our new home. We will also be listing our old home with her to sell, and she has provided a ton of help with identifying how to prepare our home for sale and advice on pricing.

Buyer, Chevy Chase

Annabel was fantastic! She really worked hard to find us a house that we love in a great neighborhood. She listened to our needs and worked to refine the properties she showed us based on our feedback. We were first-time homebuyers, and she walked us through the whole process with patience. We were so pleased with the outcome and enjoyed getting to know her along the way. My husband and I would highly recommend her. Her knowledge of the area is truly impressive and very helpful when searching for a neighborhood that fits with your particular family.

Buyer, Kensington

I can't say enough good things about Annabel, but there are so few great agents! I worked with Annabel to purchase my very first property and the home in which my wife and I are raising our family. Annabel worked with us on the bid process, the inspection, and she even gave us an awesome recommendation for financing; my wife and I were able to refinance a year later saving another half a point. Throughout the process, Annabel was available and responsive. She walked us through the contract process with patience. Annabel knows her stuff. She also provided honest feedback about the many properties we saw, which ultimately resulted in the purchase of our very happy home in a very awesome neighborhood. Annabel is simply superb!

Northwest DC and Silver Spring, MD

Annabel was recommended to me nearly four years ago when I relocated from Connecticut to the DC metro area. She was professional, helpful and patient throughout the process — from helping to identify the right towns first and then the best neighborhoods. She helped me find the perfect house in the perfect location for that stage in my life by making sure my expectations were realistic for this unique market and showing me the right balance of houses in my price range that also met my quality standards.

When I decided to move to another location within the metro area this spring, Annabel was the only person to call. She gave great advice on where to price my house (I may not have liked it, but she's the expert), and I had multiple offers in the first couple of days. She then applied the same level of discipline, focus and commitment to finding my next house. She developed such a keen understanding of my taste, I trusted her to put an offer on a house while I was out of town, sight unseen.

They don't make better agents than Annabel Burch. She knows the area, the houses, the market, effective negotiations and the process inside and out. Beyond her knowledge, she's a genuinely good person and never shies away from telling the truth, even when I didn't want to hear it.

McLean, VA, and Potomac, MD

Thank you for getting our condo sold! You were such a pleasure to work with. We will make sure to refer you to all our friends. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Cleveland Park, Washington, DC

Annabel was the best, we could not have found someone better, she was very patient as we flipped back and forth, she helped us find exactly what we were looking for and we are completely satisfied.

Sterling, VA

We found Ms. Burch to be extremely knowledgeable regarding the real estate market in our area, we looked at many, many houses and everything she showed us was worthy of our consideration. She was able to shrink standard time frames in order to allow us to go to closing within a very short time period. Annabel was professional and very respectful of our time, she was always available responding to any query almost immediately. My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend her service to anyone looking to relocate in this area.

Chevy Chase, MD

Annabel was great. She was extremely helpful on short notice. Great to work with, knew the area very well.

Bethesda, MD

Thanks for all your hard work! In case I have not told you lately, you are great! Your really do give the industry a good name! We are lucky to have found you.

Bethesda, MD

I had a wonderful experience purchasing my first place with Annabel Burch. She was absolutely amazing and always answered my emails and phone call. She treated me as if I were one of her million-dollar clients. I will definitely call her again when I am ready to buy or sell again and will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.

Washington, DC

Annabel has the patience of a Saint and is eager to provide help in any way she can. This is my third home purchase and she’s the fourth real estate agent I've worked with in the DC area. She is head and shoulders above the rest and though we hope to never move again, if we must, we’d come straight back to her because we consider her our agent for life.

Bethesda, MD and Potomac, MD

Thank you so much for all your hard work in selling my DC condo and finding my beautiful new Reston home, you have been a great friend and Realtor. You made the process of selling my condo so easy and enjoyable, I am so glad my Mom referred me to you.

Logan Circle, Washington, DC and Reston, VA

I can say with much conviction that I have not met anyone like you. You are joyous, thoughtful and an absolute dear, I would not trust just anyone to take care of my family.

Washington, DC, Gaithersburg, MD and Potomac, MD

Your willingness to meet with me on short notice and to work with us from across the country made a stressful process relatively pain-free. We can't thank you enough for all the work you've done on our behalf.”

Alexandria, VA

I was looking for an agent who could get the job done, but you also possessed great customer service. You have the consummate combination of being extremely focused without compromising the client’s interests and opinions. You are always enthusiastic, cheerful, amazing with follow-up. I must emphasize that your follow-up with other parties involved and with myself have been stellar, aggressive yet unobtrusive. You always made us feel very comfortable and unquestionably convinced us that you were always looking out for my family's best interest. I would refer you to anyone looking for property in the MD, DC and VA areas as I know they will be in the most responsible, diligent hands around.

Cleveland Park, Washington, DC

Thank you so much for finding us a great home, you worked your "fanny" off for us! Many, many thanks for all you did.

The Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC

I definitely made the right decision and you had everything to do with it. You were such a never-ending supply of patience, you didn't push me in a direction buy you walked me through the relevant factors, both positive and negative. You are an amazing agent and an amazing person.

Mount Pleasant, Washington, DC

We were so excited to buy our next home, but we were not looking forward to the process until we met Annabel. Not only did she make us feel at ease with the whole process, but she actually kept us excited event when there wasn’t much to look at. When we found the right now, we all knew it was perfect -- and Annabel worked overtime to make it work. When it came time to sell our own home, Annabel was so helpful, we were lucky to have someone who really listened to us and who became a friend.

Bethesda, MD and Chevy Chase, MD

You understood our wants and the neighborhoods that we would be interested in. I was very impressed by your attention to detail, ability to answer any questions and solve any problems that would arise. It's obvious that you love your career and that shows in your work. Many thanks!

Avenel, Bethesda, MD
Annabel Burch was excellent throughout the process. I credit her savvy and knowledge of the local market for helping us time our sale at precisely the right moment to get a full bid, which we did. She's the only game in town as far as we're concerned. Can we take her with us to North Carolina?

Seller, Kensington, MD