Lydia Chopivsky Benson is an award-winning Associate Broker (GRI) and Realtor with Christie's International Real Estate | Long & Foster and a member of the Christie’s Luxury Alliance. She is licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

By leveraging her genuine commitment to her clients and decades of intimate local knowledge, Lydia Benson creates an unparalleled real estate experience for her clients in this highly sought-after market. She has called the Capital region her home for over 30 years, following undergraduate and graduate studies at Stanford University, and loves the vibrant city in which she lives and works.

Known for her honesty, confidentiality, and tireless work ethic when representing both buyers and sellers, Lydia approaches each client experience with the utmost respect and always stays true to her moniker – “Treat your clients as you would like to be treated.” 

Marketing a home requires creativity and intelligence, and Lydia tailors her sales strategies specifically to meet each client’s needs and wishes to drive the best decisions. This approach has proudly resulted in numerous referrals and repeat business within her client base. She takes the time to map out the right plan for the right audience and the right neighborhood.

When representing her buyers, Lydia is regarded for her honesty and skills as an expert negotiator, tirelessly breaking the steps down in detail to ensure transparency and potential impacts on a real estate transaction. 

She prides herself on proactivity, excellent communication, and outlining best practices clearly and concisely for her clients. Her personal, hands-on approach has resulted in Lydia having award-winning growth rates among the leading agents in the DMV.

Being a leading agent in this vibrant market requires a deep understanding of the community, and giving back to her city is a hallmark of Lydia’s approach to personal and professional life. Lydia is highly active in a broad range of cultural, educational and community service endeavors throughout the areas in which she lives and works. She serves as the President of the All Hallows Guild, which oversees the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, and is currently a board member of the Palisades Village, which assists seniors aging in place, in addition to involvement in other organizations. Her commitment to serving, both within and outside of her real estate business, is why she has also become one of the most trusted agents in the area, with valued clients across the District, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.

Community Involvement

  • President, All Hallows Guild of the Washington National Cathedral

  • Board of Governors, National Cathedral School

  • Board of Directors, Adventure Theatre

  • Board of Directors, Petite Society of Washington

  • Board Member, Palisades Village

  • Three-time Chairwoman, Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart

  • Past President, The Washington Group

  • Past President, Ukrainian American Federation of Business and Professional Associations

  • Past President, Stanford Association of Washington

  • Chair, Palisades Village House Tour


  • M.A. Stanford University

  • B.A. Stanford University