The Jenn Smira Team Press Room

From time to time, the Jenn Smira Team is honored to be asked to provide our professional opinion on the ever changing Washington DC real estate market and on the status of Washington homes for sale. We have been featured in some of the most prestigious news reporting agencies in the nation including the Washington Post, the Washingtonian and CNBC offering our expertise on today’s market.

Below, you’ll find some of our proudest moments in the press, offering our expert advice on Washington DC and surrounding region real estate as well as tips on making home buying and home selling successful!

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The Washington Post: Need help finding your ideal D.C. neighborhood? There’s an app for that.

"If people have questions about a specific school, I can connect them with other clients or friends with kids at that school or who have experience with the D.C. school lottery system,” says Marc Ross, an agent with Compass real estate brokerage in Washington.“ "If you’re really concerned, it’s a good idea to go to a [local neighborhood, block club or homeowners association] meeting where the neighbors talk about the most recent topics of importance to the community, such as new development or crime,” Ross says.
“I always suggest that people with children visit the parks and playgrounds in a neighborhood with their kids,” says Jenn Smira, Senior Vice President of Compass. “You can pick up the vibe of a neighborhood very quickly that way. They can see for themselves whether they see themselves there or not."

Washingtonian: $900,000 Dupont Garage Drops in Price

"It could be a business, it could be a coffee shop, it could be a yoga studio,” she says. “But it will take some vision."

Washington Post: Home sales in D.C. region reach housing boom heights

"Last summer was really slow,” said Jenn Smira, a Senior Vice President at Compass and a District of Columbia Association of Realtors presidential appointee. “This summer is really busy. I’m seeing a flow."

Washington Post: Town Square | Large luxury condos near Logan Circle go on sale this week

"The property, developed by Redwood Ventures, consists of 2,400-square-foot units ranging from $1.39 million to $1.69 million, said Jenn Smira, a real estate agent at Reishman Real Estate." -Reishman Real Estate is now Compass Real Estate

CNBC Home affordability sinks as housing slows

Real estate agent Jenn Smira installs an open house sign in the front yard of a home for sale in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

DC Urban Turf: Best New Listings: A Little Mount Pleasant in Shepherd Park

DC Urban Turf: Under Contract: A Week or Less from Shepherd Park to Logan Circle

DC Urban Turf: Getting in on the Ground Floor in Southwest

"Once we see more development, that’s when people will really start to take notice of Southwest and begin buying there,” Smira says, comparing it to the H Street Corridor before streetcar construction began

Southwest Waterfront: A Tiny Neighborhood on the Cusp

“We have seen an increased demand as the new development is underway,” Jenn Smira of Compass said. “With this demand and lower supply, prices have remained steady. The most recent sales have sold above list price.”

Washington Post: Snow doesn’t stop real estate agent

“In real estate, you snooze, you lose,” Smira said “This could be our opportunity to scoop the property up while the majority of people may be taking the day off or just not interested in digging lock boxes out of the snow,” she said.

Washington Post: Mount Vernon Square luxury condos offer excellent location, amenities

“The condos are unusually large and can accommodate a family or just someone who wants to live as if they’re in a single-family home,” says Jennifer Smira, listing agent with Lindsay Reishman Real Estate. “Redwood Ventures is known for renovating properties, but this time they did a ground-up development on an empty lot.”

Washington Post: What to do if you are afraid to sell your home because you might not find one to buy

This is a common concern and can be remedied! Remember, you are in control, if a buyer really wants your house, they should be willing to work with you. Lending guidelines prevent post settlement occupancy agreements longer than 60 days, however, in this case you could exercise your right to a “Home of Choice Contingency,” also called “Contingent on the Seller Purchasing another Home.” This clause allows the seller to set the date of ratification, which gives the seller time to obtain a ratified contract to purchase another home. The provision will terminate at the deadline unless the seller declares the contract null and void by delivering notice to the buyer by the deadline. This allows you to put your house on the market, obtain a contract, then begin your search. Then you just need to be zen!"

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