Lydia Chopivsky Benson is an Associate Broker, has her GRI designation, and is a Realtor with Christie's International Real Estate | Long & Foster. She is licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.


Lydia's take on real estate is personal -- she treats all first-time home buyers with the same care and concern she would give her own family and friends, and brings respect and experience to those who have been through the process before. Lydia is also unique in her extensive experience with property management and corporate relocation, two real estate challenges often found in the DC/MD/VA market. 

Lydia has lived in the beautiful DC area for over 25 years. Originally from a small town in Illinois, Lydia did her undergraduate and graduate studies at Stanford University before moving to DC, and has been giving back to this community ever since. She and her husband, local veterinarian Dr. Randy Benson, have raised their two daughters in Spring Valley, and loves the diversity of activities and neighborhoods in this great city.

One of her favorite things to do is explore DC and the surrounding areas with her family. From the arts and music scene (a favorite of her older daughter) to the science and shopping scene (a favorite of her younger daughter) to the historical landmarks in the surrounding DMV area (a favorite of her husband), Lydia knows and can tap into the parts of DC that spark all interests.

Lydia is a real estate agent committed to confidentiality and integrityIntelligent and responsive, Lydia has incredibly diverse real estate experience -- from luxury properties to first-time homeowners, corporate relocation to property management, Lydia has experienced it all.

Please contact Lydia Benson with all your real estate questions and needs. She is incredibly prompt, easy to get in touch with, and will always take the extra time to make sure all your concerns are addressed.

Community Involvement Past and Present

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 || Girl Scout Troop Leader || Co-Chair, Palisades Village House Tour 2016 & 2017 || Past President, Stanford Association of Washington || Chair, Palisades Village House Tour


M.A. Stanford University || B.A. Stanford University || Harvard University Ukrainian Studies Program