Our Story- About Hillstrom Real Estate

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 strive to ensure 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.

Our Team

Paul Hillstrom – Broker

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Broker / Owner of Hillstrom Real Estate
Part of real estate family since the age of 12
University of Maryland - B.S. in 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
Emeritus Status with the National Association of Realtors

Businesswoman from 1978 to 2015 as President of Hillstrom Real Estate
Real Estate Broker since 1976, Licensed in real estate since 1971
B.S. degree University of Maryland University College
REALTOR Emeritus Status- 40+ years of service

Laura Murray- Sales Associate

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Landlord / Investor for many years
Licensed in real estate since 2008
Temple University- B.A. 1979
Temple University- MBA 1981

  • Landlord Commissioner on the Montgomery County Landlord Tenant Comm.
  • Speaker in 2009, 2010, 2011 at national real estate conference
  • Worked with the Montgomery County HOC Landlord Advisory Group
  • Retired from Verizon as Product Manager
  • Fluent in Portuguese


Philip Druhan - Sales Associate

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University of Maryland, College Park
Manages portfolio of personal investment properties
Licensed in real estate since 2014 and previously in the 1980's - 1990's

  • 20+ years in corporate recruiting 
  • Extensive customer service experience
  • Volunteer job coach at local non-profit organization


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 carefully to the needs and wants of our clients.

We would love to hear from you!

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