I recently moved to Old Town in Alexandria, VA thanks to Jenn. I was promoted through work and had an opportunity to move to the DC area. When I first contacted Jenn through Zillow I had an idea of what I wanted and where I wanted to be but Through Jenn's knowledge of the local areas we were able to find the perfect place for me. I had an odd schedule and Jenn was able to work with me late nights and early mornings on the weekend, it wasn't easy but Jenn was always willing to rearrange her schedule to accommodate me. After seeing over 65 properties in all different areas in DC, Arlington, and Alexandria I knew Old Town would fit me the best for work and my personal life. Jenn saw my deal all the way through and did such a great job in negotiating that I actually received over 3000 at closing due to the seller paying closing costs. She took the time to get to know me and what I like and don't like in a house and in general and was therefore able to find me the perfect place. She had a lot of patience and and great suggestions in the search and I truly owe this great place I am writing this letter from to her. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell and know she will do the same great job for them as well.

Drewsd35

My husband and I met Jennifer Smira when we visited an open house last November. We had just moved back into the area and knew surprisingly little about the housing market in DC. We were immediately struck by how knowledgeably Jenn spoke of the different areas in DC proper. Secondly, but just as important, we loved her personality and enthusiasm for what she does. We left that day interested in the condo, but more interested in working with Jenn as our realtor.

The following week Jenn showed us a number of listings in DC. I loved how she readily knew the type of place we were looking for after speaking with us for only 15 – 20 minutes! Plus, she introduced us to a great falafel joint that day!

Even though we immediately loved Jenn, we did not contact her for a few months after that. We naively thought that we could do this on our own and save the realtor fee. A friend told us about Redfin, and the idea of receiving a rebate on the realtor fee was appealing. “How much work could a realtor do to deserve that 3%?”, we thought. We were quick to learn, though, that Redfin offered us no personal touch. We were simply a number. The agents, though very pleasant, had no time to really get to know you or your wants. They did not offer in depth guidance on how to deal with escalation clauses (something we had not encountered on our previous home purchase in another state).

My husband and I called Jenn a few weeks later when we thought we had found a house during an open house, and was amazed at her responsiveness. She always answers emails (even from someone she hasn’t heard from in three weeks) within a few hours. She must work 22 out of the 24 hours a day. We spoke at length about her representation versus a redfin agent. Knowing we were going to bid on a house that already had 5 registered offers, we knew that Jenn would offer a more hands on representation.

Over the course of the next few months, Jenn helped us bid on 4 houses. She never grew frustrated (though we were), and was always positive and upbeat. That being said, she always realistically reviewed our offer and estimated our chances of winning a particular bid. The first two times, we went with what we thought and disregarded her advice. She reacted graciously and represented what we wanted to the best of her ability. After a few lost houses, though, we learned to trust Jenn more. Her recommendations proved correct over and over again.

Our last bid (on the house we now own) was a short sale. It was a horrendous experience. Yet Jenn worked tirelessly to make the sale happen. She even stepped in and helped when we encountered trouble with our bank over the mortgage! She acted as an intermediary to resolve the issue and ensure we obtained out loan on time. Again, she never grew frustrated with us and always remained positive. At the last, we were convinced that the seller would change his mind. Jenn spent over an hour talking to the seller, listening to his demands, and calming him so the sale would take place.

I cannot recommend Jenn enough. Her personality is wonderful, but more than that, she offers realistic and personalized guidance through what can often be a daunting DC market.

Dr. Fonz and Dianne, U Street NW Washington, DC

This is the third transaction we have done with Jenn Smira – she is nothing short of fabulous! I am the happiest person in the world right now because she just helped us close on the sale of our property! The hard work, diligence, negotiations, and effort she put in on our behalf in selling our townhouse in River Park in Southwest DC was amazing. She knows River Park processes better than many RP residents! She also sold a house for us on Cap Hill and did an outstanding job. I have recommended her to friends in the past and will continue to do so. She made both buying and selling as painless and seamless as possible. Please, if you are thinking of buying or selling in DC, call Jenn and you will find out what I mean about how fantastic she is!

Beth W.

Jenn Smira is a Great Realtor for many reasons. Jenn LISTENED to what our needs were, what our budget was and where we wanted to buy. She sent us printouts of properties to look at and previewed properties for us. She always found time amidst her very busy schedule to show us a new property she thought would work for us.

When we found the Condo we wanted, Jenn came up with a successful bidding strategy that got us the property. Jenn knows the market and uses her resources to get the job done in a most professional way. When a problem arose and there were a few, Jenn jumped right in and fixed it. We would not hesitate for a second to recommend Jenn Smira to help you buy or sell a property. We love our new Condo. But, the best part of all is we started as strangers and ended as friends.Thanks Jenn for all your hard work.

Nancy, Allen & Janey, DuPont Circle

Jenn and her team were amazing. We were first time home buyers and Jenn walked us through the entire process, answering all of our questions. We looked at MANY houses and her team was always happy to show us properties when it was convenient for us. Most importantly, when we found the right place, Jenn gave the right advice about making the offer and we won the house out of six total offers. Jenn's team was awesome throughout the closing process as well. We really can't say enough good things about Jenn and her team.

zuser20140815085711805

We've said this a lot lately: Jenn is the best! We found her via Zillow, and she was very responsive and flexible in meeting with us. She understood what we were looking for and ultimately negotiated a great deal for us (first-time home buyers) on a home we love. Jenn also managed the process masterfully. She shared our enthusiasm for the house and went above and beyond to work with the seller and all the parties involved to make sure we got what we were looking for. She's a total pro and -- maybe more important -- an absolute delight to work with. Jenn is good people. Look no further! You'll be so glad you worked with Jenn and her team.

mnahorniak

She is the best in the business. Friendly, reasonable and reliable.

She got my property sold in one week, for asking price! She even went the extra mile and gave up commision to make sure the buyer was happy!

buyerdc

I worked with Isabella Pinto from Jenn Smira's team. She is a professional, responsive, personal, and delightful agent to work with. She helped me sell my condo and get top dollar for it; the process was very smooth through out. Isabella helped stage the property beautifully with things I already owned, the marketing material created for the listing was very high quality and helped attract potential buyers to the one open house that was held. The condo was under contract within 6 days of listing and we just closed earlier this week!

DenisSon

Jenn Smira + team are unsurpassed in their level of knowledge and service. Jenn sold both our primary residence and an investment property, both in DC. When selling our primary residence, Jenn was flexible, patient, and strategic. Our home sold in one day for full asking price. When selling our investment property, Jenn accommodated our extremely busy work schedules by taking care of everything. Her team handled everything, from communicating with the building manager to arranging for the staging. Jenn + team make the selling process as smooth and streamlined as possible.

When buying our new home in NOVA, we viewed Jenn as our partner and advocate. She patiently showed us home after home and never once did we feel pressure to make an offer. When we found our home, Jenn's expertise in crafting an offer to stand out in a competitive market was apparent. In negotiations, Jenn was our ally and advocate. Once again, Jenn's team kept us on schedule throughout the inspection and contingency process, supporting us through the purchase and keeping us on track despite our crazy schedules.

Jenn Smira + team are unsurpassed in their level of service, knowledge, and real estate expertise.

amcindc

I contacted Jennifer Smira on two separate occasions to request information on selling my condo. I told her I thought that I my condo might not be worth what I paid but I was still interested in selling; she stated that she would check it out and get back to me. Never happened. I would have appreciated her feedback and honesty. I got nothing; not even a call back.

user4425557

Jenn, as a team leader at LRRE, responded quickly to an email from my partner the day before we headed to D.C. from RI to look for places. She called my partner the same day and immediately put her at ease. She recommended a member of her team, Kelly Ann Gray, to help us find our new home. Working with Kelly Ann to find our home was great. She worked with us while we learned neighborhoods, and let us figure out along the way the things that were most important to us. She guided us through the process without steering us away from anyplace we wanted to see. She worked tirelessly to find us places to see, was patient with us when we revised our search criteria (more than once), and even took our phone calls while she was out of town. It is because of Kelly Ann that we found the perfect first home! She made sure we found a place that would make us happy, and immediately put an offer together for us; we couldn’t have done it without her. She talked us through everything and made the whole process as easy for us as possible. We’re so very happy with our new home that I can’t imagine selling it or buying another, but if we do, the first call we’ll make will be to Kelly Ann.

sandra alyson

We had a fantastic experience with Jenn. She was in constant contact with us throughout the lengthy process. She is extremely professional and pays attention to details that I think many agents would overlook or miss. We used a couple different agents early on in our search and none of them compared to Jenn. She has even helped us learn the ropes of working with contractors after our purchase. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

 

Katie and Vanessa, Shepherd Park NW Washington, DC

Jenn was a rock star agent and my husband and I loved working with her. We met Jenn at a previous listing she was selling and her outgoing personality and skill at promoting the property sold us on asking her to be our agent. Jenn and her outstanding team worked with us every step of the way to get our house on the market, quickly sold, and settled, including much hand holding during stressful moments that Jenn easily navigated. She also helped us find our new home – assisting us in narrowing down location and community and securing our dream house. We enjoyed working with and getting to know Jenn so much that we now count her as a friend!

user2221053

Isabella and her team were so wonderful to work with. Isabella was very responsive to my needs and was also very patient with me as a first time home buyer. She is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. Thank you so much, Isabella!

emasaki

Jenn Smira and her team were truly terrific in our house search. Jenn was the perfect agent for us as we bought our first house. Her knowledge of the DC market was unmatched, and we appreciated her willingness to be honest with us about how expensive the DC market was and what we could expect to pay. She was incredibly patient as we changed our mind a million times, and took us to see pretty much every house on the market in our price range, both in DC and Virginia. When we settled on a house, her proactive approach helped us to close a deal that we were comfortable with, and she and her team were with us for every question, parental visit, and concern that we had throughout the process. We felt comfortable every step of the way with Jenn that we had all the information that we needed, and that we made the best possible decision for us, thanks to her thorough work. I will miss seeing her every week! She and her team are definitely five stars.

user1578694

We got in touch with Jenn’s team through Zillow. Isabella worked with us in finding a property that could meet our expectations. She helped us refine our search and identify properties. She was super fast in arranging visits to potential properties (a crucial matter in DC), and she was amazing in getting in touch with sellers’ agents, making strategies and writing proposals. She was super flexible and accommodating to our long working hours, she even picked up and drove us back to our jobs so many times. Isabella is so good at her job that in one month we found a property, submitted the proposal and signed the contract. This is very rare in DC! We had been looking for properties before but after six months without finding anything we gave up. Isabella was then the key factor for us to be successful this time! We couldn’t have made it without her. Isabella was attentive to all details, even after signing the contract, when we had to find companies to do some jobs at the property, and getting us free passes to the gym next to the building. We strongly recommend her and all Jenn’s team. They provide an excellent service throughout all the process of finding and buying a property.

bestchaning

We had a very positive experience with Jenn and her team. Jenn is super knowledgable, responsive and gets the job done. Buying a home in the fast-paced, competitive DC market can be quite stressful. Jenn guided us through the process and helped us secure a wonderful home. We highly recommend her.

clarendonapt

Gracias a Jennifer Smira and Isabela una de sus asistentes ,logramos vender la casa inmediatamente el primer dia q pusimos la casa a la venta recibimos una oferta ,tambien me ayudaron a comprar mi nuevo hogar.

Jennifer y su equipo son muy eficientes,profesionales y responsables,los recomiendo 100 por ciento.

sandylobo85

Jenn and her team are UNBELIEVABLE! She just sold my condo and did an absolutely outstanding job! I've never before felt like paying a realtor commission was very justified - Jenn is worth every penny, she worked her tail off! She estimated the asking price based on solid research, she organized the whole renovation on the budget limit I gave her to get the most revenue out of the sale, she personally ordered all the appliances and hired all her excellent vendors. She had my place ship shape in a week and had already scheduled open houses while the work was being done. It sold in a heartbeat at a great price, and she was a pleasure to work with throughout. I wish she could also be my doctor, dentist, accountant and every other professional!

holz011

Jenn and her team were great to work with throughout the process of selling our condo. Jenn was always available to answer our questions, provide helpful insight, and most importantly - she was an absolute rock star in at getting our condo sold quickly, and for more than we expected it would sell for. We would recommend Jenn Smira (and everyone on her team) in a heartbeat.

user24111269

I reached out to Jenn based on her reviews and could not have been more pleased with her, Marc Ross and the rest of their team. They made the process of buying my Glover Park home as stress-free as I could have imagined. I was particularly impressed by how quickly Jenn and Marc understood my tastes and personality, to the point where looking at properties with them felt like getting the advice of an old friend. They were also quick to point out when they thought the value of a house did not match the price tag, which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.

user3881566

I loved my Adams Morgan condo. But after I left DC and rented it out for several years, I was ready to sell it. I worried the market wasn’t quite right. And I worried about selling my DC condo from NYC. But with the help of my wonderful Agent, Jennifer Smira, I sold my condo in just 41 days within $9,000 of list price.

I didn’t have to worry about anything – I knew Jenn was representing my interests well. And even though it was a “long distance” sale I felt like I was there through the whole process knowing that Jenn was taking care of everything on my behalf. When we would hit a bump in the road (as many sales do) – Jenn would not only deftly work through it and get us over it, but also keep me calm and confident. I would strongly recommend working with Jenn Smira.

Julie, NYC

Jenn Smira was recommended to us by our landlords, who had experience buying several properties and had worked with other agents in the past. They couldn’t say enough good things about her, and as they are super-smart with high standards, we knew we could trust their reference. We had been out once or twice with other agents and from the first encounter with Jenn, it was clear that working with her would be different. She has a take-charge personality and can-do spirit that jived perfectly with us. We were working on somewhat of a deadline and were probably somewhat demanding in wanting to spend many hours looking at properties every weekend for about a month. Jenn was up for anything, even though we knew it was a pretty hectic time for her personally. We appreciated her willingness to accommodate us unconditionally. When we found the perfect place, Jenn was on the phone and at the table with us for many hours helping to strategize on how to make the best offer. We ended up in a bidding war with several other interested purchasers, and we won. We have since talked to a number of people looking to buy in the same price range and learned that they have had to make 4 and 5 offers on places and in some cases are still not in the home they want. We had some things that made our offer very attractive and Jenn knew exactly how to line them up. She worked well with the selling agent and got us in a great position. Yes, we recommend Jenn to anyone looking for a home in DC!

 

Anonymous

This year Jenn helped us to market, sell and close on an unusual property in an “emerging” neighborhood. She succeeded where other agents didn’t and never let the many challenges of the situation, including long-distance sellers, tenants, byzantine community procedures, mercurial prospects, flighty fellow agents and detail-oriented buyers get her down. Buyers, sellers, neighbors, lenders, and agents all benefit from Jenn’s work as a Realtor. Certainly, she is the rookie of our year and brings intelligence and grace to a sport where that isn’t always on the field. Thanks, Jenn, and we look forward to watching you climb through the majors! DC is a better place because of you!

 

Mike & Coco Provance, SW Waterfront

We love Jenn! She knew the area and the market well and was diligent and assertive on our behalf. She really listened to what my husband and I wanted and was a great negotiator. Jenn helped us get a fantastic deal on a beautiful home. We would recommend her very highly.

swblackwood

I came across Jenn and her partner Marc when reviewing recent sales in our neighborhood, because we wanted to work with a realtor that had a good track record in our area (Capitol Hill East/H Street NW). They helped us properly price it (thank god for that, because without their guidance we would have listed it for about 20-25K less), and it attracted three offers within five days, ultimately selling over asking. Other than selling at a great price and selling fast, I really appreciated that they always answered emails promptly and thoroughly, they got the house ready without us having to do a thing (painting, cleaning, etc), and the simple reality that they are genuinely nice people to work with. We will definitely be returning to them when we are buying and/or selling next.

rachelanneprager

Jenn Smira did an absolutely outstanding job with a challenging property in a difficult market. Her pleasant and cooperative personality that makes her a natural dealmaker. She worked hard with the buyer's broker to work that side of the deal and at the same time helped me understand and accept the realities of the market to make the deal work on my side. As I look back, I am glad I had the sense to trust her good judgment and take her sage advice. I appreciate her even more now that the deal is done. Jenn was the consummate pro!

Al K.

We cannot speak highly enough about Jennifer Smira's team! They are incredibly knowledgeable about real estate, they are nice and fun to work with, and they are patient and relaxed so that we were able to find the perfect house for us without feeling rushed. We worked primarily with Marc Ross who is phenomenal, but all the team members who we met and worked with are fabulous as well! We have recommended them to all our friends. In short, they are amazing.

user22988848

We are looking for a new neighborhood and home to relocate to after living in Houston for over 40 years, so this is a "big deal" for us! Needless to say, we have some definite ideas about what we like and don't like - but this is a move we don't need to make now, but in the next few years. Even though we are not an immediate buyer prospect, Jenn was generous with her time and very efficient with ours. After getting our general criteria for what we were looking for in the way of neighborhoods and houses, Jenn showed us excellent candidate areas and prospective houses efficiently, and modified her search "on the fly" as we discussed what we liked and didn't like about everything we saw. Very quick grasp of our preferences and a good sense of the subtleties, and amazing knowledge of the transaction process (and strategies). We look forward to a continuing relationship. As we haven't bought anything, I have no knowledge of her negotiation skills in a deal.

user56938450

Jenn Smira was recommended to us by our landlords, who had experience buying several properties and had worked with other agents in the past. They couldn't say enough good things about her, and as they are super-smart with high standards, we knew we could trust their reference. We had been out once or twice with other agents and from the first encounter with Jenn, it was clear that working with her would be different. She has a take-charge personality and can-do spirit that jived perfectly with us. We were working on somewhat of a deadline and were probably somewhat demanding in wanting to spend many hours looking at properties every weekend for about a month. Jenn was up for anything, even though we knew it was a pretty hectic time for her personally. We appreciated her willingness to accommodate us unconditionally. When we found the perfect place, Jenn was on the phone and at the table with us for many hours helping to strategize on how to make the best offer. We ended up in a bidding war with several other interested purchasers, and we won. We have since talked to a number of people looking to buy in the same price range and learned that they have had to make 4 and 5 offers on places and in some cases are still not in the home they want. We had some things that made our offer very attractive and Jenn knew exactly how to line them up. She worked well with the selling agent and got us in a great position. Yes, we recommend Jenn to anyone looking for a home in DC!

embrees

One of Jenn’s strongest traits is her ability to listen and understand what her clients are looking for. Plus she is extremely knowledge of the DC metro neighorhoods. So within a few short weeks we found the place we fell in love with. We never felt Jenn was trying to “sell” us something, rather she was a friend “helping us buy”. Which brings up my favorite Jenn trait. Her personality is fun and engaging. We consider her a friend we will keep in touch with for a long time to come!

Mary, Washington, DC

Having gone through an un-successful process of trying to buy my first home, I was little skeptical about going through the same ordeal again. Jennifer couldn't have been more understanding in determining my needs, and essential items in my list . She worked diligently in every single step of the process, and was extremely accessible whether it's 7 in the morning or late in the evening to answer all my questions/ concerns.

Her in-depth knowledge of almost every D.C. neighborhood is def. commendable. Being a first time buyer -- I had no clue about good lenders, raising my credit score, finding a good home-inspector, or a contractor. With Jennifer's help - I was able to overcome those hurdles as well in a timely manner. If it weren't for Jennifer, I'd still be looking around to find my first home in this highly competitive D.C. Market.

r1984

I had the great pleasure to have Isabella Pinto as my Realtor and she made made my first time home buying experience simple and easy. She was patient enough to explain everything that was happening as the process went along and made me feel and showed that she had my best interest at the forefront of the entire purchase process. Her team is very well connected with a network of reliable home inspectors and mortgage lenders and this made the process even smoother. Even after the I purchased my home she was there to help me. I would Highly recommend Isabella Pinto and Jennifer's team!!

isabella ri

I had been searching for a 1 bed condo in NW DC for a while, and when I decided to commit to buying, I looked for an agent. I scanned reviews on Zillow and contacted 4 different agents, out of whom Jennifer was the first to respond and show actual interest in helping me out.

I worked with Isabella from Jennifer's team and she was great! She was ready to show me as many condos as possible in my budget in all different areas of NW DC, from Columbia Heights, to Petworth, to Shaw, to Mount Vernon Place, to Foggy Bottom, and Friendship Heights/Cleveland Park. She was very patient, gave me good advice on property values, and answered all my questions in a timely manner.

I worked with Isabella from Jennifer's team and she was great! She was ready to show me as many condos as possible in my budget in all different areas of NW DC, from Columbia Heights, to Petworth, to Shaw, to Mount Vernon Place, to Foggy Bottom, and Friendship Heights/Cleveland Park. She was very patient, gave me good advice on property values, and answered all my questions in a timely manner.

Jennifer Smira's team was very friendly yet professional, and I loved working with Isabella in particular!

If you're looking for an agent then I totally recommend working with Jennifer Smira and her team!! Do not think twice!

Nay C

Jenn's level of customer service is outstanding. She and her staff went above and beyond my expectations in helping me get my property ready for sale, in dealing with problems that arose, in arrangements with service providers, in dealings with the buyer, and in all other stages of the transaction. They made it as easy as possible for me. They kept in great contact with me by phone and email the whole time, keeping me timely apprised of all developments. Extraordinary!

au512

Professional and proactive. Jennifer is incredibly helpful and highly competent. She provided great advice as we were making our offer, put all of the documents in place quickly, followed up as needed to keep us informed of progress and continued to effectively communicate between us and the sellers’ agent. When we decided to cancel our contract, Jennifer was very helpful in navigating the process. We would definitely work with her again.

 

Bryan, Georgetown Neighborhood, Washington, DC

My experience with Jenn could not have been better. I called her about two days before I was planning to come to DC to begin looking. She spent late nights culling down lists of properties to meet my criteria and was incredibly responsive to all of my questions and changes. She knows the Capitol Hill area in and out.

I was a first time buyer and she took time to explain what I should be looking for and considering when choosing a home and determining an appropriate offer. She let me know which homes could potentially have issues and what were overpriced relative to the features and market.

Once I settled on a property and put in an offer, the entire process to closing was very smooth. Jenn was always available and responded quickly. She guided me through the process seamlessly and stayed on top of everything I needed to do. It was approximately 45 days from my first call to Jenn through closing on the property. Even after closing, Jenn has been super helpful with some minor issues with the previous owner. Further, she has a wealth of contacts in all the related industries from loan originators to handymen and I have found all of her recommendations well-priced and professional.

I couldn't recommend Jenn more highly as a buyer's agent.

mitchewe

There's nobody like Jenn and her team to make the process as seamless and easy as possible. Jenn knows everything - contractors, the nature of local markets, fair value - and she is a TOUGH negotiator! She will get it all done for you, and we recommend her without reservation!

nickrod77

My husband and I were very lucky to have Isabella Pinto, from the Jenn Smira Team, as our realtor. This was our first homeowner experience, and Isabella’s commitment to excellence greatly facilitated this purchase-process. Before meeting with Isabella, we consulted other realtors who did not have the patience necessary for first buyers. Isabella not only made sure we understood the whole process of purchasing a new home in detail (from searching to financing it), but also went beyond it, even accompanying us to bank-loan meetings whenever requested by us. She showed us every house we wanted to see with a great energy and positive attitude, and we never felt pressured to purchase or make a quick decision. On top of that, Isabella speaks different languages (in our case, we spoke in Portuguese), which made the process much more personal. It has been almost 2 years that we have been living in our new home, and we could not be happier with our choice! We definitely recommend Isabella!

nathaliakhayat

I couldn’t imagine experiencing the process of buying my first home again without Jenn Smira and her team. She is by far the most dedicated, accessible, knowledgeable, professional yet personable agent I have encountered on the market. I highly recommend her to any of my friends seeking a reliable agent and I am looking forward to working with her again in the near future.

Marc, H Street Corridor

Jenn was great from the beginning. She is very enthusiastic and doesn't make you feel like you're just another sale. Both she and the staff of Reishman Real Estate are nothing but the utmost professionals and are very good at what they do. Jenn and her team handled everything for my husband and I. They stayed in contact with us from day one and kept us updated on what to expect next which was great as we had no experience in listing and selling property. Jenn was aggressive in her marketing and in trying to get us the most money out of the transaction. Her expertise in handling properties at River Park in SW DC is highly commendable and made the entire transaction as easy as possible for us. I highly recommend Jennifer Smira to everyone!

kellijeanne

Jen and her team spent 9 mos. helping me find the perfect home. They were knowledgeable, responsive and patient and helped make my condo purchase smooth and as stress free as home-buying can be.

user1309067

A friend recommended Jenn to help us sell our home, and we quickly saw why. She gave us a few tips to make our home show its best, and it was swiftly put on the market and then under contract within four days. Jenn and her team responded to our inquiries and concerns with our selling process promptly, and Jenn worked with the buyer's realtor to negotiate on our behalf. I would highly recommend Jenn for home sales in the DC area!

user5725807

We had interviewed three other realtors and knew within the first five minutes of meeting with Jenn that she was the one for us.

She's an incredible communicator and listens very well. A realtor's job is to represent you, and we always felt that she was 100% on our side from start to finish. She made the entire buying process seem magical. We know she put a lot of work in for us, but she never reminded us of it, or told us we were asking too much of her.

With this being our first home purchase, we were a bit green in terms of the logistics, what is (and isn't) a big deal, and what we should be looking for. Jenn made it all painless and easy to process, which is a tall order.

We can't recommend Jenn enough.

mvk3

Jenn was a rock star agent and my husband and I loved working with her. We met Jenn at a previous listing she was selling and her outgoing personality and skill at promoting the property sold us on asking her to be our agent. Jenn and her outstanding team worked with us every step of the way to get our house on the market, quickly sold, and settled, including much hand holding during stressful moments that Jenn easily navigated. She also helped us find our new home – assisting us in narrowing down location and community and securing our dream house. We enjoyed working with and getting to know Jenn so much that we now count her as a friend!

user8888174

Jenn was fabulous from day one. As someone who is not a DC native, I thoroughly appreciated her in-depth knowledge of the metro area, particularly her Capitol Hill expertise. Not only did she handle all of the many details leading up to closing, she also continued to assist me after the sale with finding a great handyman and resolving a few open issues. Jenn was more than just a realtor – she was a great friend throughout the process!

Ashley, Capitol Hill

I contacted Jennifer about a property I saw on Zillow and subsequently used her to several viewings. She is extremely responsive, and very quickly learned what my preferences were. I am an overseas buyer, and my transaction has been held up due to getting my kids into schools, however throughout Jennifer has been fantastic, keeping me updated, and even investigating property that is not currently on the market, but possibly might be coming up.

Cindyjeffery

We worked with Jenn to buy a home in the Eastern Market area of Capitol Hill. We met with a couple of agents before meeting with Jenn and immediately felt like she was a great match for us because of her energy and enthusiasm. Jenn goes many steps further than setting up a house search and sending you results. She gives a lot of thought to homes that might be a good match and was readily available for house showings, meetings, etc. Beyond identifying a great home, Jenn is a real advocate throughout the buying process (I assume the same applies in the selling process). She knows the process well and the appropriate times to apply pressure on the other side to make a deal happen. She also has helpful ideas about remodeling, etc as you think through a house purchase.

Jenn is really a terrific person to work with and we recommend her without reservation. She makes the home-buying process enjoyable and fun.

user0418023

This is the third transaction we have done with Jenn Smira - she is nothing short of fabulous! I am the happiest person in the world right now because she just helped us close on the sale of our property! The hard work, diligence, negotiations, and effort she put in on our behalf in selling our townhouse in River Park in Southwest DC was amazing. She knows River Park processes better than many RP residents! She also sold a house for us on Cap Hill and did an outstanding job. I have recommended her to friends in the past and will continue to do so. She made both buying and selling as painless and seamless as possible. Please, if you are thinking of buying or selling in DC, call Jenn and you will find out what I mean about how fantastic she is! Beth W

ecralley

I have purchased two homes in DC through Jenn. I have also recommended her to other friends that have also purchased condos. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I'll be sure to contact her again when I'm ready for my next purchase in the district.

nicholas schroback

As first time home buyers, we were looking for a Realtor to work with in the D.C. area and were referred to Jenn. From the beginning of the process to the end, Jenn was fantastic to work with and let us find a home at our own pace. Jenn helped us define our house wish list, showed us numerous neighborhoods and properties, provided invaluable support during our closing process, and always had our best interest in mind. In addition, Jenn's support staff was readily available to answer our questions throughout the entire process. We would recommend working with Jenn and the Reishman Real Estate team to others.

user8405143

Jenn is a savvy go-getter and strategic negotiator, with professional and personal integrity, and a sparkling personality. She and her team are very responsive and make the process of buying a home for the first time both exciting and understandable. She clearly explained at each step in the process what the options were, the pros / cons, and worked so diligently to see things through from start to finish, day and night. She is simply stellar!

user2221053

Stop! Your search for an amazing realtor is over! Look no further than Jenn Smira. I can honestly attest that you will not find a more dedicated, intelligent, sincere and hard working agent. I’m so lucky I found her. I would have never been able to endure my long 9 month short sale acquisition without her there to lean on and without her help and expert advice. She never once complained during the process…. not during my long picky real estate search to find the “just right” property, or during the tedious contract negotiations with multiple addendums, or when I rescheduled and postponed closing…. She was there and worked to fulfill my needs and wants. Never once did I feel pressured or concerned about changing my mind. Her priority was always making me happy. Even after the closing she continued to check-in to make sure everything was going well. Through the long 9 month process it felt like I was working with a friend on a project rather than working on a difficult business transaction. I’ve recommended her to my closest friends and will continue to do so. Next time I do a real estate transaction I will definitely have Jenn on my side of the deal. Jenn has real estate knowledge with a pulse on the cutting edge DC area real estate market bundled with savvy negotiation skills and an unbeatable personality. Don’t settle for mediocre---expect the best and that’s what you will find with Jennifer Smira! It’s like I found the real estate genie- except I had more than three wishes and she granted them all. I won- check that box!

oshvip

We hired Jen to sell our home because we needed to a tiger - and we got one. Jen has great insight and energy and brings a talented team with her. Importantly, Jen has a reputation for pricing property well, and we agreed to set a price that would garner attention and bid up. The strategy worked; our home bid up and was under contact within five days of listing.

user8382443

Jenn Smira an attentive, knowledgeable real estate agent whom I have frequently recommended to friends and colleagues. She is patient throughout the hunting process, tenacious at the negotiating table, and meticulous at closing time—so there are no surprises.

Her years of experience make it easy for her to intuit your style and aesthetic, so she doesn’t waste your time with places you won’t like or can’t afford. Jenn is a high-energy but low-pressure agent, which means house hunting with her is always fun and at your pace. She encouraged me to view my condo as many times as I needed until I could be sure about it. My friends who use her also rave about her!”

At the end she saved me $15,000!

Emily, U Street/DuPont Circle

Hiring Jenn Smira was undoubtedly the best decision that my wife and I made when we set out to buy our first house. We were confident that Jenn would be great because she had been recommended by dear friends, and she did not disappoint -- in fact, she exceeded our expectations. Right from the start, we could tell that Jenn was a force of nature and a rock star in the world of real estate. She was friendly, funny, full of energy, and supremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. in which we were interested (and it certainly helped that she used to live in our preferred neighborhood on Capitol Hill!). Jenn drove us around on weekends and weeknights to look at about 50 properties between mid-January 2013 and mid-March 2013, and she was an invaluable advisor as we weighed the options. She never pushed us to do anything that we weren't comfortable with, and on several occasions she gave us the confidence that we needed to walk away from houses that weren't quite right. She had taken the time to get to know us, she knew the market, and she knew that our house was still out there. When we finally found that house, Jenn knew exactly what to do. She masterfully navigated the process of putting in an offer, helping us beat out eight (yes, EIGHT!) other offers. Following the home inspection, she negotiated a cash credit to help cover the cost of a new roof. And finally, she orchestrated a pain-free closing, ensuring that everything went smoothly. But Jenn didn't stop there... As we prepared to move in, and in the months since, Jenn has been a reliable source of information -- whether it be a recommendation for a handyman or a good restaurant, Jenn has always been there for us with a smile, a laugh, and sound advice. (She is also an avid sports fan, which made things extra fun during March Madness!). During our search for a home, we also had the opportunity to interact with several of Jenn's colleagues at Lindsay Reishman Real Estate (shout out to Marc and Danielle!), who were wonderful and made the entire experience even more enjoyable. In sum, we couldn't more strongly recommend Jenn Smira and her team. Jenn is a pro, and we absolutely plan to work with her again in the future.

kalindermail

I recently moved to Old Town in Alexandria, VA thanks to Jenn. I was promoted through work and had an opportunity to move to the DC area. When I first contacted Jenn through Zillow I had an idea of what I wanted and where I wanted to be but Through Jenn’s knowledge of the local areas we were able to find the perfect place for me. I had an odd schedule and Jenn was able to work with me late nights and early mornings on the weekend, it wasn’t easy but Jenn was always willing to rearrange her schedule to accommodate me. After seeing over 65 properties in all different areas in DC, Arlington, and Alexandria I knew Old Town would fit me the best for work and my personal life. Jenn saw my deal all the way through and did such a great job in negotiating that I actually received over 3000 at closing due to the seller paying closing costs. She took the time to get to know me and what I like and don’t like in a house and in general and was therefore able to find me the perfect place. She had a lot of patience and and great suggestions in the search and I truly owe this great place I am writing this letter from to her. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell and know she will do the same great job for them as well.

Drew, Old Town, Alexandria, VA

Working with Jenn and her team was a real pleasure. She was knowledgeable, calm, and guided us through the process effortlessly. She has a lot of enthusiasm, so it was fun to work with her professionally, but she also felt like a friend. Although we didn't need to look at a lot of properties (because Jenn was able to make a deal happen on our first offer!), Jenn and her team really helped guide us through the closing process. It can be confusing, with lots of moving pieces and fast deadlines, so I found this to be very helpful and made the process much more manageable. I would recommend Jenn to anyone in the DMV area looking for a Realtor.

Kristin DiNicolantonio

My husband and I met Jennifer Smira when we visited an open house last November. We had just moved back into the area and knew surprisingly little about the housing market in DC. We were immediately struck by how knowledgeably Jenn spoke of the different areas in DC proper. Secondly, but just as important, we loved her personality and enthusiasm for what she does. We left that day interested in the condo, but more interested in working with Jenn as our realtor.

The following week Jenn showed us a number of listings in DC. I loved how she readily knew the type of place we were looking for after speaking with us for only 15 - 20 minutes! Plus, she introduced us to a great falafel joint that day!

Even though we immediately loved Jenn, we did not contact her for a few months after that. We naively thought that we could do this on our own and save the realtor fee. A friend told us about Redfin, and the idea of receiving a rebate on the realtor fee was appealing. "How much work could a realtor do to deserve that 3%?", we thought. We were quick to learn, though, that Redfin offered us no personal touch. We were simply a number. The agents, though very pleasant, had no time to really get to know you or your wants. They did not offer indepth guidance on how to deal with esclation clauses (something we had not encountered on our previous home purchase in another state).

My husband and I called Jenn a few weeks later when we thought we had found a house during an open house, and was amazed at her responsiveness. She always answers emails (even from someone she hasn't heard from in three weeks) within a few hours. She must work 22 out of the 24 hours a day. We spoke at length about her representation versus a redfin agent. Knowing we were going to bid on a house that already had 5 registered offers, we knew that Jenn would offer a more hands on representation.

Over the course of the next few months, Jenn helped us bid on 4 houses. She never grew frustrated (though we were), and was always positive and upbeat. That being said, she always realistically reviewed our offer and estimated our chances of winning a particular bid. The first two times, we went with what we thought and disregarded her advice. She reacted graciously and represented what we wanted to the best of her ability. After a few lost houses, though, we learned to trust Jenn more. Her recommendations proved correct over and over again.

Our last bid (on the house we now own) was a short sale. It was a horrendous experience. Yet Jenn worked tirelessly to make the sale happen. She even stepped in and helped when we encountered trouble with our bank over the mortgage! She acted as an intermediary to resolve the issue and ensure we obtained out loan on time. Again, she never grew frustrated with us and always remained positive. At the last, we were convinced that the seller would change his mind. Jenn spent over an hour talking to the seller, listening to his demands, and calming him so the sale would take place.

I cannot recommend Jenn enough. Her personality is wonderful, but more than that, she offers realistic and personalized guidance through what can often be a daunting DC market.

dcm58

I was moving to DC after ten years abroad and wanted to buy a house (with a fairly limited budget) that I could move into on arrival. This was my first property purchase and I was doing it on my own, having never lived in DC before. I was put in touch with Jennifer via e-mail and her immediate responsiveness and accessibility put me at ease right away. I came to DC for a quick visit, pre-move, with the aim of finding a house and starting the purchase process and Jennifer made it happen. She put together my list of specs and accompanied me through ten houses in one day. All of them were great - but the first one was magical. It was exactly what I'd dreamed of and more in every respect including size, character, location, and neighborhood. It was also the only one outside of my budget. Jennifer helped me through the bidding process and successfully got the seller to come down to my offer. She then accompanied me, remotely via e-mail mostly, through the next six weeks as the deal went through. Her advice and support through some last minute hiccups at the signing were invaluable. All of her counsel was solid and her instincts for what was reasonable and acceptable were always dead on. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell - and am pretty sure she's the best there is in DC, if not the world!

user3450477

I highly recommend Jenn Smira and her team! We worked primarily with Marc Ross. Marc is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. He listed and sold our condo, and always kept in mind our expectations and understood what we needed. I will recommend Jenn and her team to anyone that wants to sell their condo in DC.

user67305556

My wife and I had an excellent experience working with Jenn Smira and Marc Ross. We worked primarily with Marc, but we met and spoke with Jenn, too, and recommend them both without reservation. Marc spent a lot of time working with us to understand our needs and preferences and maintained an unfailingly positive attitude even when I began to worry that we were becoming too picky. He and Jenn remained visibly committed to serving our best interests, and Marc gave us excellent advice on neighborhoods, buildings, and the potential advantages and drawbacks of specific properties.
 

Marc counseled us well when we were ready to make an offer, and we obtained a very favorable contract on our eventual home in large part due to his guidance. He fielded our numerous detailed questions during the escrow period and helped to bring us to a smooth and successful closing. We had a truly excellent experience working with both Marc and Jenn and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Zillow Review, October 2013

We could not speak more highly of Jenn Smira. She is a powerhouse. She and her entire team are extremely professional and exceedingly client-oriented, not to mention fun! We had a remarkably positive experience working with Jenn because she is smart, savvy, honest, and energetic. She made the home buying process enjoyable and we recommend her highly.

user64157836

Isabella and the team were easy to work with. She was always available, knowledgeable of the Washington, DC area, and professional. Isabella walked me through the process as a first time home buyer. Thanks!

eag117

Jenn Smira did an absolutely outstanding job with a challenging property in a difficult market. Her pleasant and cooperative personality that makes her a natural deal maker. She worked hard with the buyer’s broker to work that side of the deal and at the same time helped me understand and accept the realities of the market to make the deal work on my side. As I look back, I am glad I had the sense to trust her good judgment and take her sage advice. I appreciate her even more now that the deal is done. Jenn was the consummate pro!

Al, Southwest Washington, DC

Jenn is a superstar. She took care of everything so I wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. Jenn made selling my home a breeze. She arranged the plumber and electrician to make the necessary repairs and went above and beyond at every point of the process.

I highly recommend Jenn!

Laurie, Kalorama Neighborhood NW Washington, DC

I met the the Jennifer Smira team (Reishman Real Estate), through Isabella Pinto, an extremely active and extremely nice agent who was on top of everything on our behalf! She took great care of myself and my wife, both of which were first time homebuyers in the US. The process, as you may know, is not simple. But we felt very safe and supported not only through Isabella's knowledge but also with the extensive background of the whole team! They complement each other and check vital information throughout the process together, to make sure that we had the best information available.

Talking to different people and checking the service provided to them, we realized that the attention and care we received are not always given through other companies. They are definitely not a "sausage factory". They are in the business to provide a great service that people can recommend to others. That is their competitive advantage, and I am happy to say that I would recommend Isabella and their team to support anyone willing to buy in the DC area.

heliobertachini

From Trinidad to AU Park, we covered it all (ultimately purchasing in the latter) and Jenn was nothing short of exceptional throughout. We began our process by interviewing several top performing agents and picked Jenn based on her reputation, knowledge of the local market, and her willingness to actually listen to us and try to understand our needs. As first-time buyers, Jenn treated us with the utmost patience and professionalism during the course of a search that evolved and then radically expanded. She was always extremely responsive, diligent, and a true problem-solver (an underestimated skill). Jenn was also a fierce advocate for us and was instrumental in preparing bids for properties that attracted a lot of interest (we won out in the end!).

Her team (Marc, Nikki, and Isabella) also deserve a shout-out as they were all fantastic. Marc, in particular, made himself very accessible and shared a lot of his insights with us, which was appreciated. They provided a key back-stop when we needed help on short notice.

For us, buying a house ended up being a fairly extensive process, and Jenn helped make it as smooth (dare we say fun?) as possible. At the risk of overstating it, picking Jenn as our real estate agent was the best decision we made... other than buying our house, obviously!

wewpster

Jenn and her team were terrific in all the stages of buying a condo. Jenn worked extremely hard to create a competitive offer in the range of my budget and to successfully outbid several other offers. I sensed that the seller's agent was most interested in working with Jenn, which gave us a significant advantage in having our bid accepted.

Being a first-time buyer, I had many questions. At each stage, Jenn answered all of my questions with great detail and patience. She went well out of her way to make me feel comfortable and prepared throughout the process.

I highly recommend working with her and her team for any real estate transaction.

leard3

Jennifer made a challenging process really easy. She took care of every detail and did so with good humor and finesse. She is smart and professional, and when we needed a creative solution, she had one. She also made us feel like we were her only clients. No question went unanswered, and she has a really supportive team. We have bought and sold many properties, and Jennifer is, by far, the best agent we have ever worked with.

Unknown

Stop! Your search for an amazing realtor is over! Look no further than Jenn Smira. I can honestly attest that you will not find a more dedicated, intelligent, sincere and hard working agent. I’m so lucky I found her. I would have never been able to endure my long 9 month short sale acquisition without her there to lean on and without her help and expert advice. She never once complained during the process…. not during my long picky real estate search to find the “just right” property, or during the tedious contract negotiations with multiple addendum’s, or when I rescheduled and postponed closing…. She was there and worked to fulfill my needs and wants. Never once did I feel pressured or concerned about changing my mind. Her priority was always making me happy. Even after the closing she continued to check-in to make sure everything was going well. Through the long 9 month process it felt like I was working with a friend on a project rather than working on a difficult business transaction. I’ve recommended her to my closest friends and will continue to do so. Next time I do a real estate transaction I will definitely have Jenn on my side of the deal. Jenn has real estate knowledge with a pulse on the cutting edge DC area real estate market bundled with savvy negotiation skills and an unbeatable personality. Don’t settle for mediocre—expect the best and that’s what you will find with Jennifer Smira! It’s like I found the real estate genie- except I had more than three wishes and she granted them all. I won- check that box!

 

Josh, Eckington Neighborhood, NE Washington, DC

Jenn was nothing short of fantastic. She is professional, motivated, responsive, and was incredibly adept at navigating the complex process of buying a home. Jenn and her team (thanks Marc!) were quick to show us homes as they came on the market. They were knowledgeable about the H ST market providing us with meaningful analysis and comps to inform our bids.

In the current sellers market, it never hurt that all of the listing agents we encountered knew Jenn and spoke highly of her. While the prospect of buying our first home was at first daunting, we had an incredible advocate in Jenn. Her expertise and reputation benefited us beyond our winning bid to include an excellent referral for a fantastic lender to a $100 discount on our new locks! (Seriously...our locksmith gave us a $100 break on our new locks because of Jenn's referral)

As the owners of a new, wonderful home in an exciting neighborhood, we are both sincerely grateful to Jenn for all of her hard work making this happen. We enthusiastically recommend her as an agent.

AK & LP

andrewjkoch

Unlike virtually every other real estate in the Metro area, Jenn Smira can not only beat you with a lovely, delicate finger roll, but can also freeze larger defenders with a deft baby-book ala Magic Johnson circa 1985. Truly, she is bigger than the game itself. She got game!

After searching, unsuccessfully, for more than a year for the “perfect” home, my wife and I met Jenn last November at an open house in South West. We liked her cheery disposition, enthusiasm and knowledge of the area (Capitol Hill) and decided to enlist her services to assist in our search. Jenn was responsive and attentive to our requirements and preferences, and always ready to get up early to fit our work schedules. She responded quickly to new postings to ensure we moved promptly on potentially attractive units. We viewed 20-30 properties. At every stop Jenn was organized.

Eventually, we decided to place an offer on the very same unit that Jenn had shown at the open house last year. Although Jenn represented both sides of the transaction, we had confidence that she was appropriately representing our interests. She demonstrated flexibility on her end to help consummate the deal. Jenn effectively conveyed our questions to the sellers, and to the co-operative management, and her Keller Williams staff kept the paperwork in order and on track.

Thanks to Jenn’s hard work, creativity, effective interpersonal skills, and real estate expertise, we ended up with a great home in an “up and coming” section of the District.

We are thrilled to be home owners. Thanks Jenn!

Dave and Amanda, Southwest

I had a really complicated situation with my home sale and Jenn and her support staff were all there to help. I had to walk away from a home purchase at the last second and had no where to go. She tried to help me find a temporary place to stay, reroute deliveries, etc. She also helped me find a new home immediately (we literally began looking within minutes) and then managed to get my new financing and closing through in 8 days. I am happy that I had them on my side during a very difficult time.

Cameo1110

A friend referred Jenn Smira to me and she was an ideal agent for a first-time buyer. She was unfailingly friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and empathetic throughout a year-long quest to find the right place. She was extremely patient throughout the whole process and never lost her humor. She was persistent in getting my questions answered. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others, and in fact I already have. She was great!!

user7636314

Marc, a member of Jennifer's team, was so easy to work with. He went out of his way to meet with us whenever we were available. We had a very tight schedule since we were moving from out of town and he took the time to show us as many properties as possible, and even re-show us the ones that went on our short list. He was a great sounding board for us too. We would definitely work with them again and are very happy about our ultimate purchase.

monaandayan

We had an amazing flawless experience with Jennifer and Marc Ross. Marc was very responsive and patient when answering all of our first time home buyer questions. We loved working with him and will definitely recommend him to friend and use him again for our next home purchase!

zuser20150120180519309

We were put in touch with Jenn through Zillow after requesting to see a house in which we were lightly interested. Jenn showed us the house (which we did not pursue) and we kept in touch with Jenn as we continued a casual search for a new home. Later, when our search intensified, Jenn matched our efforts and we could not have been more happy with the results. She was always responsive to our communications and never pushy when we needed to think things over or decided we weren't ready. When we finally found the house we wanted, she was tireless in supporting our needs from questioning and collecting information to offering, negotiating, and ultimately, closing. Jenn has a perpetual positive attitude and enthusiasm, and we greatly appreciated her candor as well as her efforts to accommodate all that we asked. We always felt Jenn was representing US, and not just finding the quickest way to close a deal. We are extremely happy with our new home, and six months after closing we have not only kept in touch with Jenn, but happily recommend her to anyone we meet seeking to buy a home in the DC area.

6ghokie

Jenn is a superstar. She took care of everything so I wouldn't have to worry about a thing. Jenn made selling my home a breeze. She arranged the plumber and electrician to make the necessary repairs and went above and beyond at every point of the process.

I highly recommend Jenn!

user435510

I cannot stress enough how incredible my experience was with Jenn and her whole team when selling our Shepherd Park home. She made this experience as low stress as possible. Jenn walked through our home and helped clear the space...she even helped arrange boxes and storage for us! The process was all so fast that it didn't affect our family or our three year old's daily routines. Even with a major ice storm the weekend of the open house, it was sold that weekend with multiple offers! Jenn's negotiating strategy and relentlessness exceed our expectations. Thanks Jenn Smira Team!

aimeemavs

Over a period of three days, we went out with Jenn and looked at about 20 different places, but none of them were quite right. We traveled back to NY, and kept looking online, sending Jenn out to look at things we saw, and trusting her judgement implicitly. When we found the house we bought, Jenn saw it and said, 'this is it,' and knew that based on listening to our list of needs/wants. We almost put an offer down without even seeing it, but my husband made it down for 10 minutes to confirm our decision. The house hit the nail on the head and Jenn was so great in walking us through the process and getting us a house that we absolutely love!

Shecks317

Jenn did a great job throughout the process, was available out of hours and knows the area and her business thoroughly. She and her team were invaluable during contract negotiations and as a first time buyer of an old house I couldn't have done it without her advice on renovations and contractor recommendations.

maxine collins

I loved working with Jen... a lot of fun to interact with and very easy to ask questions. I started out with something in mind -- I was looking for a fixer-upper for an investment. But I did not have a lot of background in the different neighborhoods of DC. Jen was extremely helpful. I was also uncertain on whether I wanted to live in a townhouse, condo, or cooperative . When I decided on a coop in the Foggy Bottom area, my personal bank had limited financing for cooperatives. Jen came through with a great local lender. This was my fourth home closing, and by far, the process was the easiest thanks to Jen and her team. Thanks, Jen!

emeyere

We had a great working exprience with Jennifer, Marc Ross and their team at Lindsay Reishman while searching for and througout the process of buying our Capitol Hill home.They have a great handle on the local market, and their knowledge about local contractors, neighborhoods and individual homes was really invaluable. We always felt like their only client, and they have made the closing process run efficiently and smoothly. Highly recommend using them.

NGJennings

Professional and proactive. Jennifer is incredibly helpful and highly competent. She provided great advice as we were making our offer, put all of the documents in place quickly, followed up as needed to keep us informed of progress and continued to effectively communicate between us and the seller's agent. When we decided to cancel our contract, Jennifer was very helpful in navigating the process. We would definitely work with her again.

brsaba

We met Jenn while perusing homes on our own and, after talking with her, instantly took her on as our buyer’s agent. When you meet her, you’ll understand why. She’s young, fun, very area-knowledgeable, and easily figures out your style to match you up with a great house.

So, you’ll be purchasing something for half a million dollars: do you want someone that’s wishy-washy, or a flip-flopper, or not deeply invested in your interests? Of course not, you want someone that doesn’t bullshit and has tons of energy to dedicate towards the cause. You want someone that gives the straight dope while offering forthright and sound advice.

You want Jenn Smira! She will fight for your interests as if she’s actually the one purchasing the home for herself. That’s really an outstanding quality. We quite literally could not have done it without her. We can’t even imagine what the purchasing experience would have been like without Agent Smira constantly fighting for us.

We recommend Jenn with the highest possible enthusiasm!

Mike & Sarah, Southwest

Jenn helped me in with my search for a condo in Northern Virginia over a period of 3 months early in 2011. She is very knowledgeable, honest, always responsive, and a pleasure to work with. She made the tedious process of combing through the multiple options very manageable and time efficient. I do not hesitate to highly recommend her as your next real state agent. Her colleagues worked with me to keep the contract and negotiation process flowing in spite of some last minute obstacles and we closed in a timely manner.

fdlv123

My wife and I had an excellent experience working with Jenn Smira and Marc Ross. We worked primarily with Marc, but we met and spoke with Jenn, too, and recommend them both without reservation. Marc spent a lot of time working with us to understand our needs and preferences and maintained an unfailingly positive attitude even when I began to worry that we were becoming too picky. He and Jenn remained visibly committed to serving our best interests, and Marc gave us excellent advice on neighborhoods, buildings, and the potential advantages and drawbacks of specific properties.

Marc counseled us well when we were ready to make an offer, and we obtained a very favorable contract on our eventual home in large part due to his guidance. He fielded our numerous detailed questions during the escrow period and helped to bring us to a smooth and successful closing. We had a truly excellent experience working with both Marc and Jenn and cannot recommend them highly enough.

user2913184

We had a fantastic experience with Jenn. She was in constant contact with us throughout the lengthy process. She is extremely professional and pays attention to details that I think many agents would overlook or miss. We used a couple different agents early on in our search and none of them compared to Jenn. She has even helped us learn the ropes of working with contractors after our purchase. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

dcv33

We worked with Isabella Pinto, a member of the Jeniffer Smira´s team. You will spend a lot of time with your realtor, looking at houses and discussing important issues. For us, spending time with Isabella was a real delight. She was very responsive, was there everytime we needed her, and we enjoyed the ride of finding a new house with her.

user85512395

Over a period of three days, we went out with Jenn and looked at about 20 different places, but none of them were quite right. We traveled back to NY, and kept looking online, sending Jenn out to look at things we saw, and trusting her judgement implicitly. When we found the house we bought, Jenn saw it and said, ‘this is it,’ and knew that based on listening to our list of needs/wants. We almost put an offer down without even seeing it, but my husband made it down for 10 minutes to confirm our decision. The house hit the nail on the head and Jenn was so great in walking us through the process and getting us a house that we absolutely love!

 

Kristin and Tim, H Street NE Washington, DC

I loved working with Jen… a lot of fun to interact with and very easy to ask questions. I started out with something in mind — I was looking for a fixer-upper for an investment. But I did not have a lot of background in the different neighborhoods of DC. Jen was extremely helpful. I was also uncertain on whether I wanted to live in a townhouse, condo, or cooperative . When I decided on a coop in the Foggy Bottom area, my personal bank had limited financing for cooperatives. Jen came through with a great local lender. This was my fourth home closing, and by far, the process was the easiest thanks to Jen and her team. Thanks, Jen!

 

Erica, The Watergate/Foggy Bottom, NW Washington, DC

Jenn was an extreme pleasure to work with and I have already recommended her to friends! This was our first home buying experience and she was extremely patient in answering our never ending questions throughout the entire process from day one to closing day and beyond! She was highly responsive and displayed a strong knowledge of the areas in which we were interested in purchasing our home. She has a positive energy that was wonderful to have during our long search. We looked at upwards of 50 properties and it was invaluable to have her guidance and expertise throughout. She is reliable, trustworthy, friendly, and completely committed to your needs. We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with her and hope to work with her again in the future!!

simps912

We highly recommend Marc Ross, a Realtor on Jennifer Smira's team, to anyone looking to buy a house in Washington, DC. Not only was he fun to work with and flexible for changing plans, but he also knows the market very well and understood exactly what we wanted in a first home. Marc spent countless weekends looking at houses with us until we found the perfect place - without Marc we never would have thought to look in the neighborhood we ended up in and now love it. He was able to recommend the right offer price in a highly competitive market so that we got the perfect house without overpaying. Marc was such a pleasure to work with, we'll actually miss seeing him on Saturdays to view homes. He is absolutely fantastic and easy going; we never felt rushed throughout the process. Hopefully, we won't be looking for a new house for many years, but I certainly encourage all others who are to get in touch with Marc.

saradc

Jenn is a savvy go-getter and strategic negotiator, with professional and personal integrity, and a sparkling personality. She and her team are very responsive and make the process of buying a home for the first time both exciting and understandable. She clearly explained at each step in the process what the options were, the pros / cons, and worked so diligently to see things through from start to finish, day and night. She is simply stellar.

Shana Marchio