Leading Real Estate Veteran Zelda Heller Joins Long & Foster

January 5, 2016
Leading Realtor Zelda Heller has joined the Long & Foster team in Bethesda, Md.
Leading Realtor Zelda Heller has joined the Long & Foster team in Bethesda, Md.

Expands company’s presence in greater Washington, D.C., area

Zelda Heller, a leading real estate professional in the Washington, D.C., area, has joined the Bethesda, Md., office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned residential real estate company and the exclusive local affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Heller brings over 25 years of experience in helping local buyers and sellers with luxury real estate, new construction, condominiums and general residential sales, and she is well respected in the local real estate market.

“I’m thrilled to become part of the Long & Foster family and take advantage of everything the family-owned company offers its agents, especially the brokerage’s affiliation with Christie’s,” said Heller. “My own real estate expertise, as well as the powerful Long & Foster brand and its technology and marketing support, create a winning combination for my clients, and I’m confident that by joining Long & Foster, I’ll be able to further build my business and better support home buyers and sellers in our ever-changing and growing market.”

Heller comes to Long & Foster from a competing local brokerage, where she was the company-wide leader in volume sales since 2010. The success she achieved there are reflective of her career, and since earning her real estate license in 1989, Heller has risen to the top of her field. Specializing in the Washington, D.C., and Maryland markets, she has consistently ranked as a top residential agent nationwide. Additionally, she is known for her condo expertise, having set the regional record by listing and selling the most expensive condo in the Washington area. In total, Heller has sold over a $1 billion worth of real estate with $80 million in sales in 2015 alone.

“It’s an honor to have Zelda join our team of distinguished real estate agents in the greater Washington metropolitan market,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Zelda brings an enormous amount of talent and expertise to Long & Foster, and she embraces our company’s values of integrity, honesty, innovation and good old-fashioned customer service—qualities that have helped Long & Foster to achieve tremendous success in real estate and to help our clients accomplish their homeownership dreams.”

Prior to her career in real estate, Heller owned an antique business in South Africa. She immigrated to the United States in 1980 from South Africa and shortly after she and her husband, Israel “Izzy,” started a successful jewelry and silver business in Chevy Chase.

In her spare time, Heller is actively involved in her local real estate and business community. Between 2000 and 2008, she served on the Board of Directors for National Capital Bank. She became the first woman to hold a seat on the Board in the institution’s 100-year history. She also held board membership at the Musical Theater Center, has hosted several motivational speaking engagements, and produced a benefit for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. In 2000, she co-authored “Deadly Truth,” a historical novel set in apartheid-era South Africa.

“Like Long & Foster, Zelda has built a thriving real estate business by delivering exceptional service and support, and we’re excited to have her as part of our Long & Foster family, where together, we’ll continue to help buyers and sellers reach their homeownership goals,” said Dottie Crago Faust, managing broker of the Bethesda office where Heller will work.

For more information, visit www.LongandFoster.com.