The David Orso Team Of Compass Real Estate Keeps Clients Informed And At Ease


Buying or selling a home is a major financial decision. Helping people with that decision is a responsibility that is not taken lightly by the David Orso Team of Compass Real Estate.

Orso relies on a tireless work ethic, his exhaustive market insight, and a straightforward, professional approach to help turn clients’ dreams into a reality.

“We’re finding that our job as a connector is more important than ever,” Orso said. “When moving here, people want to be connected to a marina, a boat dealer, a pediatrician. It’s more than real estate for us. We’re a guide.”

Orso is a lifelong Arnold resident who knows the area intimately. Both of his parents were Anne Arundel County school teachers and Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church parishioners, and he feels fortunate to raise his three kids here with his wife, Dawn.

He views Severna Park and Arnold as premier, sought-after communities, with amenities like the B&A Trail, proximity to Washington, D.C. and local traditions like the Severna Park Fourth of July parade and Severna Park High School’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival.

Right now, it’s a sellers’ market, and it’s no surprise people are attracted to Anne Arundel County when considering all it has to offer.

“Buyers want lifestyle,” Orso said. “They not only want a home but also a gym and a school. It has to be the total package.”

Baby boomers who established the area are moving, as Orso has seen an influx of Washingtonians and millennials coming to Anne Arundel County.

“COVID has moved more people out of urban settings and into suburbia,” Orso said.

Sellers and buyers of real estate should consult Orso if they want a plan tailored to their specific needs and if they want a full-service, personalized experience.

“Even though the market is good for sellers, it’s still paramount to use a professional,” Orso said. “There are landmines everywhere. You might have the desire to sell your home yourself, but the highest and best price comes from competition, which is created from a strategic marketing plan.”

Orso is ruthlessly committed to being the absolute best professional so that his clients have every advantage in the marketplace. Readers of the Severna Park Voice have voted him Best Real Estate Agent or runner-up nine times. What’s Up? Media readers voted Orso’s team as the “Best Of” in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Orso was also voted one of the top 10 real estate agents in America in 2019 and 2020 by the American Institute of Real Estate Professionals.

To date, Orso has represented 985 clients and sold more than $587 million in real estate, demonstrating a proven track record of success. Helping him are three licensed agents, a client service manager and dedicated marketing specialists.

His firm follows four core values: do your very best, do the right thing, show people you care and have fun.

The David Orso Team of Compass Real Estate is also active in the community, supporting Sarah’s House and partnering with Anne Arundel Medical Center to hold blood drives. During the holidays, the firm gathers toys from clients and the community, which they deliver to AAMC’s pediatric emergency department. Orso is also the immediate past chairman of the board for the Severna Park Community Center, which he served from 2014 to 2020.

To get started on the journey of buying or selling your home, contact the David Orso Team of Compass Real Estate at 443-372-7171 or Learn more by visiting

“I’m lucky enough to have a job where I introduce people to this wonderful, vibrant and thriving community, which I love with all my heart!” Orso said.