WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
"I met Jeannie when I bought a house she was listing. She did an excellent job representing her client and helping to keep the deall on track. I plan to use her when I sell the house"
"Jeanne is a pleasure to work with. She has in-depth knowledge of the DC metro area real estate market and can provide sound advice and feedback. She is an experienced real estate agent, and is able to point out the pros and cons of each property she shows. She made the buying process go as smoothly as possible, and I felt confident that she had my best interests at heart. I would whole-heartedly recommend Jeanne to anyone looking to buy a house in the DC area."
"As a former commercial real estate attorney, I was very impressed by Jeanne's consummate professionalism and breadth of knowledge of the Metro DC real estate market. Jeanne is a good listener who makes certain she completely understands her clients' needs in order to produce results efficiently and effectively. Her marketing background enables her to provide sellers with targeted campaigns to sell their homes as quickly and painlessly as possible. Jeanne is the only realtor I recommend in the DC area."
“Over the past few years, I have purchased two homes from Jeanne, one each for my two children. She was patient and resourcefull as we searched for the best places that met their needs. She made the buying and settlement process a pleasure. Both children are extremely happy with their purchases. Jeanne is absolutely someone that anyone would want to work with during their home buying experience.”
“Jeanne is one of the most detail-oriented agents I've ever known. Nothing escapes her, which is a very good thing in the real estate business. She is focused and dedicated to her clients. It takes a lot of hard, behind-the-scenes work to make the sale look so easy. Jeanne has mastered this skill. I wholeheartedly recommend her for your real estate needs.”
“Jeanne is an excellent Real Estate agent and really takes her clients interests to heart. I have helped with the financing for many of Jeanne's buyers and she always helps make sure the transaction is very smooth. Her clients always speak very highly of her as well!”
Jonathan D. Okun
“This recommendation is easy for me since we have seen these results in the superlative work she has performed for me personally and for her clients. Jeanne is an excellent realtor who works for the best interest of her clients. She gets excellent results, focuses on the details and looks out for issues that could affect her client. Jeanne offers a unique combination of professional service and high integrity. Working with Jeanne is a pleasure and we look forward to working with Jeanne soon.”
Chris Bettencourt, CFP®
"Jeanne is a fabulous realtor! She is very professional, asks the right questions, listens to ones needs, is very productive, thorough and detailed, and does it all with such warmth, grace and a beautiful smile. Jeanne went above and beyond - not only with the sale but, also introducing the neighborhood, recommending contractors, vendors, etc.. Jeanne will exceed your expectations!"
"We chose Jeanne Kayne because of her in-depth knowledge of the Washington, DC real estate market and because of her flexibility in working around our hectic schedules. We have had the pleasure of working with her on both the buy and sell side. Each experience has been flawless! Jeanne worked with us on the purchase of two condos in Washington, DC - within two short years. And the sale of one condo, at a final sales price that exceeded our expectations! Jeanne's dedication and understanding of what we, as clients, were looking for made each process enjoyable and stress free. We highly recommend Jeanne to anyone looking to buy or purchase a home."
Jon & Vikki
"It was clear from the beginning that Jeanne had nothing but our best interests at heart. Being new to the real estate market, we needed Jeanne to walk us through the process and help us figure out realistically what we wanted and what we could afford. She explained everything to us in a kind, respectful way and was always available to answer our questions. Though it was a long search, we finally found a condo that was perfect for us and also a great investment for the future. Without Jeanne, I don't think we would have been able to buy anything at all."
Josh & Jaci Dickerson
“We were looking to sell our house and purchase a larger home to accommodate our growing family. Jeanne was a great person to guide us through the process. She helped us set the right price, prepare and show our house for sale, and, most importantly, get offers and close the sale. On the buy side, Jeanne guided us through different neighborhoods to find the perfect house for our family. Buying or selling a house is a big undertaking. Jeanne takes the time to understand your goals and follows up with dedication, energy, and experience to meet them.”
Michelle and Josh Brady
"I wanted to take a moment to recognize the truly exceptional performance of a premier realtor, Jeanne Kayne.
My wife Nina and I were in a difficult situation with our current tenant breaking a lease on short notice for diplomatic orders overseas. Against the backdrop of a housing market that needs no introduction and heading into the winter Jeanne remained confident that we could secure a contract in short order. While I remained skeptical, we have always felt that Jeanne is keenly aware of nuances in the market and very knowledgeable about demand trends in each particular neighborhood, so we went with her recommendation.
We had a full price offer within a week. In the current environment, with tightened lending standards and skittish buyers, we realized a full price offer means little until the deal is closed. As an out of state landlord there were additional challenges. I had little opportunity to oversee the departure of the previous tenant, handle clean-up, repairs, staging, appraisals, inspections etc. Jeanne managed to do it all . . . sometimes on the fly, between appointments, but with a calmness and confidence that reassured us at every turn.
What impressed us most was the follow up. Crossing every T and dotting every I is one of Jeanne’s strengths. Many items could have fallen through the cracks but even the smallest detail was covered by phone, email or fax. Slightly incorrect verbiage in the offer or the contract was “not OK” with Jeanne, and we all know how the smallest of errors come back to haunt us and often scuttle a deal. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention that although Jeanne is a tough negotiator, she is a very pleasant person to be around, with good energy and genuine enthusiasm for her client’s personal lives.
If you are buying or selling in a challenging market, if you want the deal done right and if you want service with attention to detail, put Jeanne Kayne on your team. One day we will again be returning to the D.C. metro area as buyers. Jeanne will be our advisor and broker.
Thank you again for a truly professional and profitable experience with Jeanne Kayne and Long and Foster Real Estate. "
John and Nina Nelson
"We listed our home with Jeanne Kayne in March, 2010. We considered selling for some time, but were concerned about finding a real estate professional who would understand that selling our home of thirty years was a big decision for us. We needed an agent who would listen to our concerns, as well as our expectations, and would lead us through the process, from beginning to end.
We had a lot of questions which Ms. Kayne answered with patience and knowledge. Her forthright approach and insistence on transparency are qualities which we value. We particularly appreciated her responsiveness and attention to detail which she brings from her years of corporate experience. She kept us informed throughout the process, explaining each step and the various documents in plain language. We could not have asked for a better advocate in this transaction."
Katherine and Michael O’Brien
"Having bought homes in New York, California, Connecticut, and Florida I am well versed in the real estate buying process but unfamiliar with the Washington D.C. metro area market. Jeanne came highly recommended by another broker in the area and proved herself repeatedly to us during our two months working on the deal together. She quickly educated me on the nuances of the local market, got me into the neighborhood and house we wanted within two weeks and stayed with us throughout the search and buying process, start to finish.
Typically my work with agents ends after the negotiation phase, but it was Jeanne’s persistence in helping me see the deal through to the very end that allows me to recommend her over all other agents I have worked with in the past. I fully expected to manage all aspects of the loan application, appraisal and closing myself, but instead found Jeanne with me, calling with clarification or advice at every turn. Though our closing stretched into a third hour, Jeanne was the last person to leave the Title Office.
I depended heavily on her business savvy buy found that she is friendly and genuine, outside the office environment as well, often taking her own time to show us around to local restaurants and recommend shops and entertainment as well.
I would consider myself a demanding client. Jeanne met and exceeded every expectation I have of an agent working in my best interest and most importantly maintained a calm and professional demeanor even during the most stressful and emotional moments of the contract. I would recommend Jeanne Kayne and the Long and Foster Office to friends, family or business associate with tremendous enthusiasm."
John J. Nelson, Major USMC