Success Stories

Jennifer's Clients Say It Best!

Here you'll find reviews from happy past clients Jennifer has had the privilege of serving.  In their own words...

"Jennifer Halm is the consummate professional agent for buying and selling a home, both transactions of which she handled for us. Her expertise and local knowledge along with her ready responsiveness to us minimized the stress usually associated with shopping for and selling a home. She listened carefully to us in order to guide us to the best possible scenarios, often reminding us of our list of must-haves when we tended to get distracted. When we ran into a potential snag in our purchasing contract, she guided us through it expertly and confidently, even saving us money in the process. Jennifer's easy nature and ready smile made her a pleasant companion and partner in our life-changing journey."  S. Renehan.

"My husband and I really enjoyed working with Jennifer! She knows the Northern Virginia area very well and was able to give us lots of information about the neighborhoods and associations we were looking at. As first time home buyers, she guided us through each step of the process so that we truly understood everything. She was quick to answer any and all questions (and there were a lot of them!). Jennifer is definitely our realtor for life!  M and H Van Kuiken

"Jennifer is that perfect combination of polished knowledgeable professional and calm, thoughtful, responsive support system,  the kind of real estate agent you can recommend with absolute confidence to a hard-driving, over-achieving friend, a golden-years widow, or an inexperienced young couple. She handled absolutely everything about selling my home (I was out of town virtually the entire time) and kept me posted (immediately) every step along the way. She is the best agent out there, hands down." J. Rattray

"Jennifer exceeds expectations. Based on the care and interest she exhibits, she could not only be doing this for the money. She really puts her all into working with you: she anticipates your needs and puts tremendous energy into helping you. Moreover, she's smart, responsible, well-connected (she has a rolodex of people to help you stage, move, paint, etc.), and has the advanced knowledge and instincts of someone who has been in the industry for a very long time. We loved working with her and spending time with her. Jennifer guided us through the sale of our condo and helped us find our first home. A year ago we sat with her and discussed what we wanted in a "forever home" and now we've got it. We recommend her wholeheartedly." J & E Hartman

"Jennifer did a fabulous job of selling our home. She is highly professional and knowledgeable, and is personally lovely and easy to work with. She helped us get our somewhat quirky and challenging house ready to show in a very brief period of time, and skillfully guided us through the negotiation process that followed. I would highly recommend her to any friend who was thinking of buying or selling a home." P & S O’Donnell

"Jennifer did a wonderful job helping us to find our first home. We spent several months looking at numerous properties to find the perfect place and to feel comfortable with our purchase. She was very professional and a much needed expert in the Alexandria area. We will be using her again when we need a bigger place!" M Goodrich

"I'm grateful that I had someone as knowledgeable, effective, and patient as Jennifer for my realtor. She knows the market, is very efficient, and sold my condo (closing and all) within two months of listing it. The selling of my condo coincided with one of the busiest times I've had at work and so it was hard to arrange the maintenance and get the documents necessary to sell-- Jennifer helped me take care of all that pretty immediately so from my end everything was handled fast and smoothly. At closing, someone commented that they appreciated working with Jennifer because she is always so on top of everything. That definitely proved to be true!" M. Smith

"We first met Jennifer a few years ago when she was the listing agent for the home we purchased. She was very friendly and helpful during and after the transaction. When it was time to list our home and search for a larger home, we knew we wanted to work with Jennifer. She helped us identify the listing price for our home based upon her market analysis and did her best to get us to a sale as close to that price as possible. Throughout the listing process she was extremely helpful and responsive, and provided our listing with lots of attention.

Even before we listed our home, Jennifer took the time to help us decide whether or not it was the right time to make a move. We discussed what we were looking for in our next home, and she helped us set our expectations for what we would find based upon the market and our budget. She also provided recommendations for additional neighborhoods to look into based upon our wishlist. Jennifer spent multiple weekends just acquainting us with neighborhoods so we could really focus our search when we were ready to buy a home.

“When we did find the home we wanted to buy, Jennifer helped us put together an offer that was fair and reflected the market. She worked very hard on our behalf to negotiate down to that price and was professional, available, and responsive throughout the process.

We have already recommended Jennifer to family and to our former neighbors. She is very knowledgeable about the northern Virginia market, very professional, and beyond patient.

"My wife and I had a great experience with Jennifer Halm as our realtor. It was our first time buying a home, and she was very helpful through the process. Jennifer was very patient with us despite our best efforts to test her patience and seemed to have a good sense of what we wanted (perhaps even more so than ourselves). It was helpful that she knew the Old Town Alexandria area well having lived there herself for many years.

“In our purchasing transactions, Jennifer was helpful in identifying suitable properties for consideration, reasonable market value, and ultimately, we relied on her to negotiate critical terms based on her experience and expertise in the market.  Jennifer has a particular skill in working with difficult situations while always maintaining her composure and professionalism. We highly recommend Jennifer as a real estate agent who endeavors to provide the highest level of expertise and professionalism. We  look forward to working with Jennifer again!" M Maebius

"As empty nesters, we were ready to sell our family home of 20 years in McLean and downsize to a condo. However, to accomplish this, we needed to find the perfect condo, make an offer that would be contingent on selling our home, have that offer accepted, prepare our home for sale – remember, 20 years of precious memories, three children, and the accumulation of “treasures” — put the house on the market, receive a non-contingent offer at a fair price, and ultimately get to settlement for both homes.  Just the thought was overwhelming.

“Then one day, we wandered into an Open House and met Jennifer Halm, the agent representing the seller. We fell in love with the condo, and after deciding to make an offer and negotiating that contract with Jennifer, we knew we wanted her to sell our house as well. What a good decision! Jennifer was friendly, fair, straightforward, and made us very comfortable. Working with Jennifer made what could have been a very stressful process into a streamlined and enjoyable one in which all our real estate needs were met.”  S. Potts

"Jennifer was the consummate professional when it came to selling our house; in fact, thanks to her contacts, she sold our home within 24 hours. She was also very helpful at closing; It was a pleasure all around to deal with her". S Poole

"Jennifer represents both buyers and sellers, and I have had good advice from her from both ends. She has been in the business a long time and established a great reputation and clientele by being steady, professional, and fair. Buying and selling your home is a big transaction and I appreciated her calm and open style whether I needed more information, to consider additional angles, to make a counter-offer, or to wait and see." C. Lum

"I contacted Jennifer based on the recommendation of a friend and I could not have been more pleased with her handling of my first home purchase.  Jennifer was personable, extremely responsive, provided good insight on the properties we looked at, and always had a firm grasp on market valuations. On top of all of this, Jennifer expertly managed an unconventional ‘short sale’ process to get me into my home." Adrian M.

"Jennifer Halm has been my realtor for two decades, selling scores of my new construction homes. We have been through every type of market together and it is great to know I can always count on  her to get the job done. I trust her implicitly to represent my interests while also treating everyone in the process with fairness and respect. I highly recommend Jennifer and look forward to many more years working with her." R. Brandt

"I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Halm on 4 home transactions over the past 15 years.  In 1997 I purchased her town home.  After living there for over 10 years I decided to sell. Remembering how great it was to work with Jennifer, I asked her to represent me on the sale and the purchase of my next home. Once again life changes came my way and in August of this year, Jennifer helped me sell that property in only 4 days! Jennifer has been a great representative for me over the years and I wholeheartedly recommend her.  Her honesty, hard work and perseverance have made every transaction seamless. I couldn't be happier. Thanks Jennifer!" Rob M

"You simply cannot find a more professional, knowledgeable, or responsive real estate agent than Jennifer Halm. I first met her when I purchased a condominium in Old Town and she represented the seller. I was immediately impressed by her. Three years later when I sold the condo Jennifer was the first and only real estate agent I called. Her kindness, guidance, and support made the selling process easy, and her knowledge enabled us to close quickly and on excellent terms. I recommend Jennifer without hesitation.  She is a true professional in every sense of the word." N Gross

 

What they say about listing with Jennifer…

"Jennifer is not a traditional real estate salesperson, rather, she is a true real estate consultant 100% focused on consulting, negotiating, overseeing, and managing (and, much more) all the transactional details of, in my case, the sale of my home. Throughout my journey to selling my home, Jennifer kept me informed as to the market conditions/timing for selling; further, she was always by my side, or just a phone call away (and there were many). Jennifer was there through the entire sales process and she listened to more than just my requests; she always took the time to call me, and, she keep me in the loop; she managed any, and all of the home inspection/maintenance items/issues that needed to be corrected; and, she continually updated me on every step of the sales process from the pre-start of the sale (staging ideas, and thoughts, etc.), to open houses, to closing (and, even afterwards)! I cannot say enough as to how truly it has a pleasure working with such a professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate person such as Jennifer. Indeed, Jennifer made my home sales experience the best it could possibly be." P. Hovis


“Jennifer was outstanding at all points in the process. When I was starting to think about selling, she made herself available but was not at all pushy. When I wanted to actually get started, she walked through the house with me, noting good points and areas that could be improved.  Only a few things in my house had been updated in the last 20 years, and two of the bathrooms dated to 1972. She recommended updates, with emphasis on the bathrooms, so all her recommendations made sense to me. She helped me find contractors and storage and moving services.  I was pleased with the companies she recommended. She worked closely with the contractors to select paint, tile, fixtures, etc. that provided the most value in a sales situation. She even provided staff to help me get organized and start packing and cleaning out the house. She always responded quickly to all my communications (mostly email) and visited regularly during the fix-up and clean-out process. I was able to move out prior to listing the house, so she made daily visits after I left to check on things...Jennifer is an amazing agent who works hard and provides great value.” B. Clemmensen

 

What Jennifer's clients say about her advice on pricing and presentation…

"Jennifer Halm has been our real estate consultant for 16 years and counting! In that time she has helped us with many sales and purchases, both of our primary homes as well as several investment condos. Jennifer has consistently exceeded our expectations providing us with timely and accurate market information relating to our real estate needs, while also being honest and forthright about our expectations. When selling our properties, Jennifer was able to capture the highest possible market value by showing us how to best present the property (including by using her own personal touches and staging expertise) and still having a price point that would bring in the most potential buyers.”  M. Maebius

“...When it came time to price (my) house, (Jennifer) recommended an amount a little lower than I had hoped for. I followed her recommendation and after four days had four offers -- all at or above the listing price. Thus, I ended up getting pretty much what I had hoped to receive in an extremely short time -- especially for Great Falls, where houses are more typically on the market for several months…” B. Clemmenson 

“Jennifer helped us identify the listing price for our home based upon her market analysis and did her best to get us to a sale as close to that price as possible.  Throughout the listing process she was extremely helpful and responsive, and provided our listing with lots of attention.”

 

What Jennifer's Sellers Say About Her Marketing...

“As first time sellers, we had tons of questions about the process and (Jennifer) was able to guide us through every aspect...We were particularly concerned about making sure that our listing stood out among all of the condo listings in our area, and Jennifer's marketing work achieved that for us. Even though we listed the property over the winter holidays, we still had great foot traffic at the open house and had an offer much sooner than we anticipated -- we credit Jennifer's skill and hard work for all of that." F. and A. Bauerlein

“Unlike other agents, Jennifer understands both the art and the science of real estate.  She gave excellent advice on the staging of our home. She was incredibly respectful of our time, always punctual, immediately responsive to our questions, and always reassuring. As a result of her advice and hard work, we ended up selling our McLean home very quickly at a price above the asking price! We’re now happily settled into the new condo. We often still talk about how lucky we were to have met Jennifer. She deserves our highest recommendation." S. Potts

"(Jennifer) went the extra mile in facilitating the prompt sale of our home, developing a beautiful brochure of our property, hosting two open houses, and drumming up interest to bring in potential buyers. We are pleased to recommend Jennifer Halm to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."  D. Weebe

 

Thanks!

I love what I do.

I make sure my clients love what I do, too!

-- Jennifer