Anyone who knows David Orso knows he’s the kind of Realtor—and person—you want on your side. As the #1 agent in Anne Arundel County for the past SEVEN years running, David is committed to delivering superior results for his clients by pairing the experience you can count on with the knowledge you deserve.
Born and raised in Annapolis, David’s local roots run deep, and he’s eternally passionate about the place he calls home. After receiving a Division 1 golf scholarship to the University of Dayton and graduating with a degree in Psychology, David launched his career in business, working for Coca-Cola USA and Marriott. He earned his MBA from Loyola University with a concentration in Strategic Marketing, a move that helped him to further hone his creative instincts and analytical skills. David began building a investment portfolio of investment properties and struggled to find a smart, responsive, and knowledgeable agent who could help him achieve his real estate goals. David ventured into the real estate as an agent with a vision of raising the professional bar and becoming the elite real estate agent in Anne Arundel County by providing his clients with a smart and thoughtful approach to selling and buying real estate.
Since 2003, David has paved the way to a more rewarding—and accessible—real estate solution, so his clients never have to feel overwhelmed, stuck, or left to do all the work themselves as he once did. Today, he has managed well over 1,000 residential transactions and has sold almost a billion dollars of real estate in Anne Arundel County over. This ruthless commitment to superior representation has earned David the recognition of being named one of the ten best Real Estate agents in America. He’s best known by clients for his tireless work ethic, exhaustive market insight, and straightforward, professional approach. David also leads with authenticity, cultivating genuine relationships with clients that endure long after the contract has been signed. It’s no surprise, then, that he’s been voted the Best Real Estate Agent by the readers of the Severna Park Voice for the last seven consecutive years, Voted Best Customer Service for ALL business by What’s Up Magazine or that he’s built a robust referral network that accounts for 90% of his new business. Once someone works with David, there’s no going back—or keeping it to themselves.
It’s no coincidence that real estate combines so many of David’s qualifications and talents into one complete package, from his degree in Psychology and apt love of working with people, to his MBA in Strategic Marketing, to his sweeping familiarity with the Anne Arundel community—the place where it all started, and naturally, where he chose to establish his ever-growing business. David also decided to sharpen one more skill set in his arsenal, which led him to Harvard Law School’s prominent Program on Negotiation, where he learned to strategically—and relentlessly—advocate for his clients’ best interests to turn every aspiration into reality.
Along with his curated educational background and expertise, David has formed a team of specialists who act as personal touchpoints for clients throughout each phase of the home search or sale process. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, David is dedicated to getting to know you, creating a plan that’s tailored to your specific needs, and delivering a full-service, personalized, and value-driven experience that redefines the industry’s standard of excellence.
So well-documented is David’s real estate prowess and thought leadership, he has published a book on the topic. “Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing and Selling Your Home” which exposes the biggest myths in real estate today and gives consumers a glimpse into the trade secrets of going from listed to sold seamlessly and successfully. 100% of proceeds from sales benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center Breast Center.
David’s devotion as a Realtor is the vehicle to improve his community. The Orso Family is committed to making their community a better place through involvement with organizations such as: The Building Traditions Society Board of Directors, The Pediatric Council at Anne Arundel Medical Center, The Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chairman’s Advisory Committee, the Broadneck Area Youth Sports program, and The Severna Park Community Center, where he’s the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Orso Family has donated more than $500,000 to local charities in Anne Arundel County and as David likes to say, “we are just getting started”.
When he’s not representing clients or giving back to his community, David can usually be found boating with his wife and three children in the Annapolis area.
The experience of selling my home went very well thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of David Orso and his staff. As I had not sold a home in forty-three years, I was nervous about and inexperienced in the process. David provided excellent advice and help with the listing and price. During the sale process, he was always very responsive to questions and kept me updated with frequent progress reports. Our meetings were fruitful and efficient. I never felt that, as an older woman, I was being treated any differently than anyone else would have been treated. Finally, once the house was under contract, he was very helpful with the inspection pro...— Dorothy F.
David and his group did a great job selling our home of some 30 years. Our house was a unique older house with multiple custom features requiring a "special" buyer. David was able to find the "perfect" family that showed enthusiasm and interest in our house. Although sad to see it sold, we were pleased that the new owners seemed to appreciate our house as much as we did. He found that special buyer who wanted to make our "old" house their new home. Not to mention David negotiated a price that was acceptable and fair to both parties. David got the "job done" as he said he would. We highly recommend his services and respect his expertise.— Bill S.
We had a great experience with the David Orso Group. Our realtor, Melissa Blohm was the utmost professional. We only had a few weeks to find a home and Melissa made herself available at every turn. We ended up finding the perfect home and we know it is because Melissa went above and beyond to make sure our very high expectations were met. Melissa and David were both friendly, knowledgeable, positive and eager to put us in a home that we would love. My husband and I couldn't be more grateful for this wonderful experience.— Stephen & Jenna L.
Retirement! Next "downsize" and moving. That's when Dave Orso came into our lives. He was professional, organized and well informed. Honest in telling us that our million dollar home (in our opinion) was not worth that and gave us a fair and accurate listing price. His Group was amazing. We listed, sold and moved in less than a month. Then the task of finding a smaller home was handled by Melissa Blohm. Her patience and effort matched Davids. We are in our new home and love it! Orso equals Perfection.— Sandy S.
David - Selling your "home", as I'm sure you are aware, is a very emotional and difficult experience. You made that experience less difficult to go through. You took away a lot of the stress factor and we truly appreciate that. While going through the process it seemed like it was never ending. Now looking back, I think where did the time go. We truly appreciate all the work you and your team did for us in selling our home. You did a fantastic job!— Oliver & Linda H.
We have owned and sold a number of homes over the years and our experience with David was the best. David and his team were terrific to work with. It was great to work with a real professional and an industry leader to sell our home. Although David utilized the resources of his team to maximize the sale of our home, he was always personally involved and always available. We would highly recommend David to anyone looking to sell their home.— Craig M.
David has the ability in very short time to understand my needs as, effectively communicate with me, treated like a true business partner and always set fair/reasonable expectations that he always exceeded. He has the ability to stay more on top of things than I was able, especially while it was my highest priority. I have worked with David multiple times both as the seller and the buyer. I would recommend him to anyone that would listen.— Dan C.
We had the pleasure of working with David Orso when looking for a new home. He is very knowledgeable and professional in the whole process of buying a new home. Dave took the time to talk to us and explain each step of the process. He takes great pride in his work, and stays on top of the latest trends in real estate. It is clear that he Dave cares about his clients, and works hard to get them their dream home.— Marc & Brittany C.
We couldn't be happier about working with David Orso and his entire team! We had a contract on the house after showing our house the very first day. A testament to his business approach to pricing and the time and attention he put into staging, photography and marketing. Thanks to you, David, and your entire team. We would definitely recommend you time and time again!— Jennie & Keith B.
David Orso and his team are top notch. As an out of state buyer, David made sure he was available around my busy schedule. He took the time to show me several different neighborhoods in and around Annapolis. He was there from start to finish, in control of the entire process and not leaving anything to chance. I highly recommend David and his team!— Quinn & Lori S.
David is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market in 21146. His team (Bruce, Lisa, Yasmine and Melanie) are also very knowledgeable of the real estate process and are a perfect team. If you want the best real estate team then you can't go wrong choosing to work with David's team.— Barry & Nancy J.
David Orso did a very good job with the sale of my property. I chose David because he knows Severna Park and Chartwell specifically. I was out of state, and he made it convenient to work with his office. In addition, he communicated well with my other advisers in the area.— Gregory C.
David did a great job assisting us with the sale of our Severna Park home. This sale was a special situation and timing was of the essence. David made sure that this transaction moved forward quickly. Thanks David!— Matt & Elissa P.
A sincere thank you to everyone at the David Orso Group for making my home-selling experience a great one. I am truly grateful for everyone's hard work and cooperation throughout. Thank you again!— Adrienne M.
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