Our Story

Hillstrom Real Estate is an independent boutique real estate brokerage firm.  The company was established in 1978 and serves Montgomery County, Maryland and surrounding areas.

We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients have the best experience possible buying or selling a home. A track record of achievement, continuing education, latest marketing systems and tools, and enhanced commitment; all allow us to give our clients extraordinary service in a rapidly changing market.

Each of us is dedicated to helping you reach your goals and wants you to be a raving fan, ready to refer us to your friends and associates.  We are proud that much of our business over the years is generated through repeat and referral business from past clients.

From your first contact with us, our professionalism, positive attitude and sincere desire to be of assistance, will provide assurance that you have chosen the best real estate company to service your needs.

Some More Details

Paul Hillstrom – Broker

Broker / Owner of Hillstrom Real Estate
Part of real estate family since the age of 12
Licensed in real estate 1980 to 1984 and returned in 2003
B.S. degree University of Maryland - Business & Management
20+ years business experience in marketing, promotion, customer service.


  • Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS)
  • Rockville Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors, Past
  • Peerless Rockville, Board of Directors

Earned Designations

  • GRI - Graduate Real Estate Institute
  • e-Pro Certified
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist


Helen Hillstrom - Founder, Retired

Businesswoman and broker / owner 1978 - 2015 of Hillstrom Real Estate
Real Estate Broker since 1976, Licensed in real estate since 1971
B.S. degree University of Maryland University College

Earned Designations:

  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate Real Estate Institute
  • e-Pro Certified

Member, current and past:

  • Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
  • Metropolitan Regional Information Systems
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Creative Real Estate
  • Co-founder of Single Agency Realty Association, Inc.
  • Current member of the Rotary Club of Rockville
  • Past President, Peerless Rockville Preservation, Inc.
  • Founding member of Women Business Owners
  • Rockville Pike Advisory Committee
  • Former vice president, Rockville Chamber of Commerce
  • Senior Leadership Maryland, UMUC
  • Board of Directors, National Philharmonic
  • REALTOR Emeritus Status - 40 years of service

Contact Us Today!

The relationship between a home buyer or seller and their agent is based on trust, shared goals and understanding.  We strive to continually improve and to do this we listen to your needs and wants, and focus on achieving your goals.

We would love to hear from you!

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