Ken Trotter, J.D., Realtor®
Phone: M: (703) 863-0650 (703) 863-0650 mobile
Phone: O: (703) 745-1212 (703) 745-1212 office

Ken Trotter, J.D., Realtor®

Trusted Advisor and Advocate
License #:
DC & Virginia

About Ken Trotter 

Recognized as one of Washington, DC's Top Producers (Washingtonian 2017 and 2018), Ken has 20 years professional experience combined in the legal and real estate fields. Prior to becoming a top producing Realtor® he was a successful litigation attorney in Washington, DC, and draws frequently from that experience in his real estate career: 

"The skills to be a successful Realtor® are the same skills it takes to be a successful lawyer.  I focus on making my clients’ interests my sole priority and zealously strive to achieve the best results for the client.” 

Education: Ken earned a Law Degree at Vanderbilt University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (Minor, Political Science) from Brigham Young University. Ken stays abreast of real estate trends through ongoing eduction both in the D.C. area, as well as attending industry-leading real estate conferences nationwide.

Home Trends with Ken: Ken also is the Host of a video series, Home Trends with Ken, which aims to help you create the home of your dreams while adding equity to one of your most valuable assets. In the series he presents original content on trending topics such as “Spring Spruce Up to Increase Curb Appeal,” The Latest Design Trends for Your Home, “Top Questions to Ask Before Starting a Remodel,” and more.  You can see this web series at the tab "Home Trends with Ken" on this site.

Personal: In his personal life Ken has globe “trotted” to Africa, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.  Ken is a long-time resident of the Washington, DC area and makes his home in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood of Falls Church, Virginia. Ken is member of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and a Corporate Sponsor of Signature Theater in Arlington, Associate Sponsor of the Creative Cauldron in Falls Church City, and Co-Chair of the Music on the Lake Concert Series at Lake Barcroft.

The Ken Trotter Advantage in Real Estate

In addition to strong analytic, communication, and negotiating skills, Ken has a unique ability to tell a home's story, which has resulted in his listings being featured in The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Curbed DC, DC Magazine, and Falls Church News Press. The ability to create a buzz about a property has resulted in listings selling more quickly and for top dollar. Here are the top 5 reasons to work with Ken:

1. Ken Listens to your goals and needs.

2. Ken Looks at the unique qualities of each property or homebuyer, understanding that “one size does” not fit all when it comes to marketing or finding a home. He examines market conditions that may affect your listing or offering price.

3. Ken Prepares a custom strategy for each seller and home buyer, taking care of all the details so you don’t have to worry about them. He works closely with a talented pool of stagers and photographers to help your home stand-out from the competition.

4. Ken Attracts the biggest pool of potential buyers through innovative and state-of-the-art marketing campaigns. He knows how to harness the power of the internet and media to gain maximum exposure for your property.

5. Ken Closes by overseeing the entire home sale process from beginning to end, with a comprehensive system to assure sure that your transaction closes smoothly and promptly. He negotiates the purchase agreement, prepares necessary documentation, and liaisons with the settlement company, other agents, appraisers, and inspectors to assure your transaction closes smoothly and promptly.





"Ken is the ultimate professional. His attention to detail, sound guidance in the sale of our home, and market savvy was outstanding. He spared no effort in his attention to every detail so that the sale of our home was accomplished from start to finish in just a little over one month. Ken was wonderful to work with and got the job done. He was an excellent real estate agent who we highly recommend without any hesitation."

  -The Doherty Family , Client

"Ken made my home buying experience very easy and painless. No tears or fears - because Ken took the time to understand my needs and he always had my interests in mind. Throughout the process, Ken left no stone unturned or question unanswered. He even anticipated my obscure questions and went the extra mile in finding out valuable information on the real estate market, property, community, etc. Ken worked efficiently and effectively, so much so that I was able to find my dream property in less than 10 days of working with him! Yes, he's that great! Ken and I continue to remain in contact and he has served as a valuable asset in helping me continue to understand property ownership and the real estate market. If you are looking for a real estate agent, look no further - Ken can help you find a place to call home!"

  -The Gallagher Family, Client

"Ken was instrumental in purchasing our dream home. He is the ultimate professional, with excellent client service skills. With the combination of his legal background and decades long experience in realty, he was our go to when we were ready to purchase our new home and Ken did not disappoint. From providing detailed oriented comps to easy walk through of the contracts from start to end, all was effortless with Ken at the helm. We cannot recommend him enough."

  -L Koko, Client

"Simply put, Ken is amazing. He is the most patient, knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy, responsive, etc service provider I've met in as long as I can remember! After buying my last condo in 2007, I had actually planned to avoid using a real estate agent again because I had such a poor experience. But after giving Ken a try, he renewed my faith that agents can be great and can do what's in their client's best interest. During my home search/buying process I always felt that Ken was on my side and that really meant a lot to me. He also showed me a bunch of places and I never felt rushed. And was very responsive to my often crazy questions. I could go on and on but I think the point of this review is clear --- hire Ken and you'll be VERY happy!"

  -The Lakritz Family, Client

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