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Jen Walker

REALTOR

Mobile:
703-675-1566
Direct:
703-286-1206
Fax:
703-717-5891

Alexandria - Old Town Office

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions
Phone: 703-549-9292

The Realtor for Del Ray

It's not enough to say that Jennifer Walker is the Realtor for Del Ray. Simply put, Jen is Del Ray. Jen personifies the character of the neighborhood in everything she does. She works here, she lives here and on a daily basis, she gives back to this thriving community in northern Virginia.

Jen first moved to Northern Virginia almost 25 years ago and since 1999 she has lived and worked as a Realtor in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Simply put, she can't imagine being any place else. Jen has fond memories of growing up in Georgia in a community where people knew each others names; a place where she knew the shop owners and they knew her; a place where people greeted each other on the street and paused to really hear how their neighbor was doing.

The eclectic, diverse neighborhood of Del Ray is like a small town of its' own bordered by the DC metropolis. Achieving success and living in such a small, closely-knit community speaks volumes to Jen's talents as a businesswoman. Many of her closest friends today were clients at least once in the past.

Business Philosophy

To Jennifer, real estate is not a sales business. It's about customer service. Whether she's working with a buyer or a seller, she keeps her sights on finding the right fit for the client. Throughout the process, she keeps in mind what it was like to buy her first home.

Jen gently and confidently walks people through the process. She focuses on finding the right fit for each client and playing an advisor role. Behind her love for community and dedication to customer service is her work ethic. As one colleague and neighbor says "when you think of trusting someone to help you find your home, that can be pretty overwhelming. Jen [elicits] trust and confidence, and her ethics are needed in such a strong people-oriented business."

Jen's choice to work with McEnearney Associates also reflects her value for local businesses. "I believe in small independent companies. I knew if I ever went to a bigger company, it would be McEnearney - or nothing. It's a company that was started in Alexandria with a focus on local communities," says Walker.

More Than How Many Beds and Baths

A real estate transaction is not just the most significant financial transaction for many people; it can also have the greatest impact on their quality of life. Buying and selling real estate is a major life choice, whether a client is choosing to come to or to move out of Del Ray. Jen's personalized approach ensures that the transaction is right for the client and their current needs. With her clients, Jen is able to get beyond the typical wish list of square footage, and the number of bedrooms and baths. Whether she's working with a buyer or a seller, Jen gets to know them. She hones in on the details of the clients' lifestyle to help them craft the ideal living situation.

A Proven Track Record

Because and not in spite of her focus on people, Jen has produced over $30 Million in sales annually since 2006.  In 2014 Jen produced $70 Million in sales.  She was ranked 14th in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Top 20 of Northern Virginia Realtors in 2006. And, in 2008, Jen was selected by the readers of the City Paper as the Best Neighborhood Realtor.

Giving Back

When she's not working with a client, Jen can be most often found giving back to the community through one of her many volunteer and philanthropic pursuits. The love and admiration she fosters in the community was demonstrated when she was awarded the 2010 Heart of Del Ray award by the Del Ray Business Association. Since 2005 Jen has been the host and sponsor of Cinema Del Ray, a free summertime outdoor movie series. In the winter you'll find her shoveling the driveways of more home bound residents as a member of the Snow Buddies program. Her involvements are endless. The following list represents a partial summary Jen's leadership and contributions.

Boards and Leadership

  Current
  Del Ray Business Association (DRBA), Board Member since Board since 2002
  Leadership Alexandria, Class of 2008
  Campagna Center, Board Member
  Burke & Herbert Bank, Advisory Board Member
  City of Alexandria Wayfinding Committee, DRBA liaison
  Alexandria Board Leadership Exchange, Member

  Former
  Alexandria YMCA, Board Member
  Rebuilding Together Alexandria, Board Member

Philanthropy

  Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc
  Mount Vernon Community School
  First Night Alexandria
  Alexandria Commission for the Arts
  Art on the Avenue
  Kelly Cares
  Northern Virginia Aids Ministries (NOVAM)
  Alexandria Special Olympics
  Del Ray Citizens Association
  Alexandria Police Foundation

Volunteer

  Volunteer Alexandria Snow Buddies
  DRBA First Thursday, Halloween Parade, Turkey Trot
  Spring for Alexandria
  Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringer 

Licensed In

  • Virginia

Designations

  • NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
  • NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

Affiliated with

Jen Walker Team
703-286-1206

" Over the past five years, Jennifer Walker has served as both our buying and our listing agent several times. When we bought our first house, Jennifer was our buying agent. When we decided to sell that house and get a larger house, she was our listing agent. She then served as our buying agent for our current house. Jennifer is the best real estate agent in this area, hands-down. She is a top-notch professional who is well-liked and well-respected by her peers. She puts enormous effort into making sure that her clients get the best deal possible, whether as buyers or sellers. She knows this market very well and does her homework thoroughly to stay on top of current trends. To top it off, she is also very friendly with a great sense of humor. There is only one real estate agent we recommend to friends who are thinking of buying or selling in the greater Northern Virginia area--and that is Jennifer Walker. "

– Mary Huber and Michael Wilker, Buyers and Sellers


" Dear Jen, . . . Just wanted to drop a little thank you - it's been almost one year since buying and it's been a GREAT year! I love my little condo. No buyer's remorse! Thank you thank you for being such a wonderful "realty therapist"...and for all your help!"

– Best, R. K.


" Outstanding Home Buying Experience . . . I had previously purchased a house about five years ago and have worked with many agents, but none as professional, efficient, and customer-service oriented as Jennifer. She was able to quickly determine the type of listings I was interested in and send me daily updates – keeping me well informed and on top of this fast moving real estate market – an invaluable service I found critical in helping me find the right house. Jennifer provides incomparable service, above and beyond my expectations and experience with other agents. It was such an easy, smooth and hassle-free experience – terms not often used when describing the process of purchasing a home!"

– Anonymous


" No longer neighbors, but always friends . . .Thank you very much for your great effort in selling our house. We feel very fortunate that we met you. You were our good neighbor and helper. Thank you for the food you send us while I was incapacitated and couldn't cook. Rudy did very well as a house keeper and cook, too. I hope you continue your good work and that life in Del Ray continues to be as peaceful as we know it. Good luck and may you always be blessed."

– Love, Galina & Rudy ~ Outstanding Home Buying Experience


" What establishes Jennifer’s suggestions, advice and recommendations as the gold standard is that she has formed personal relationships with everyone she works with in Alexandria and speaks out of this direct connection to community figures. . . . Aside from the innumerable acts of commitment to us as an agent without borders on her service, I believe her greatest gift to us was her guidance in how much ‘house’ we could afford. With gentleness and grace, she listened to what we wanted and dreamed of in a home, and then walked us through the financial forest toward that dream within our budget. As a result of her deft shepherding in both real estate and financial planning, we find ourselves at the end of our first year with all the space we could want, all the house we could have possibly afforded, and all the peace and satisfaction that comes with the ability to grow physically and financially as a family in any direction we can imagine."

– Trisha Lyons, Enthusiastic First-Time Home Buyer


" What we liked most about Jennifer Walker was her incredible patience and support. I don’t mind saying that buying a new house with a one year old is a stressful experience. There were so many factors that made the process seem overwhelming in addition to house hunting with a child. We desperately needed more space, didn’t know what we could afford and couldn’t make up our minds about where we wanted to live. None of this ruffled Jennifer. She stuck with us for six months as we looked non-stop with our son in tow and helped us find and fall in love with our current home—the house of our dreams. In the meantime, we had to turn around and sell our house. With the volatility of the housing market, we were extremely nervous about competing in the market and getting the best price for our home. Fortunately, we had an expert to guide us through the process. Jennifer not only brings years of experience to the table but a host of services and support that guarantee your home to sell quickly. From decorator, Lillian Siegel, to Jennifer’s cheerful assistant, Lauren Smith, the sale of our Del Ray home was the easiest part of our move. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home you should look no further than Jennifer Walker. She will truly exceed your expectations! "

– Mary Beth, Bill, and Carter


" You certainly lived up to your promise to help me sell my house. No one could have been more helpful or nicer."

– Phyllis Taylor


" We already thought you were a great realtor and were recommending you to all our friends, but after the gift cards and delicious goodies from Omaha, we think we might have to take out a full page ad for you in the Washington Post. Seriously, we are so grateful to you for helping us find and buy our home. You were responsive, attentive, knowledgeable, and so willing to go to bat for us in the process – not to mention fun and comfortable. Thanks again for everything and we’ll surely have you over for a barbeque soon. "

– Carlos, Caroline & Mac


" A Sold Story..... After three years in the neighborhood, on August 30th, my family packed up and moved from Del Ray to Charlotte, NC. After our house sat on the market for nearly 70 days, empty and without so much as an offer, we decided to switch our realtor to Jen Walker with McEnearney Associates (http://www.jenwalker.com/). Jen had been recommended to us by numerous Del Ray neighbors and after only 3 weeks she lived up to her reputation and we were able to sign a contract! Once Jen became our realtor, she made some very simple updates to the house and managed to bring in close to 70 visitors between two open houses. Her marketing efforts were amazing as we watched our house go from unnoticed to the hottest thing around! As someone who has her finger on the pulse of Del Ray, we found her insight to be key to selling our house and quickly! Our only regret is that we did not go with Jen from the very beginning when we first listed on August 30th. Given the current state of the housing market and the direction it is likely to go in the near future, if you plan to sell your house, please email me (jodieggoff@gmail.com) and let me tell you about Jen and how wonderful our experience was with her. Don't make the same mistake I did and go with the realtor you've always used "just because." Jen fought for us and our house and we are so happy with her service. A very satisfied client, "

– Jodie Goff, Hume Avenue


" Jen Walker is fantastic. Full stop. When my family and I were looking to buy a bigger house in our Del Ray neighborhood last year, we immediately looked to Jen Walker for help. We needed to sell our house for top-dollar and secure a new, larger home under (fairly tight) budgetary considerations. Jen did not disappoint us. She priced our home aggressively and sold it in less than three weeks! During that time, she held several open houses and gave us a ton of one-on-one special attention. She was part-Realtor, part-counselor, part-friend: she gave us great advice on a temporary rental, held our hands through our first time as sellers and gave us good, solid, objective advice as we headed towards closing. As we looked to purchase a larger home in the neighborhood, Jen helped us identify a great deal on a home that had been sitting on the market for awhile. Her understanding of the local real estate market helped us secure the house at significantly below the asking price-- and her unparalleled knowledge of Del Ray gave us the inside scoop on planned development immediately around our new home that made us confident in our ability to grow our new home's value. Jen even took the time to introduce is to some of our new neighbors! Jen is reliable, knowledgeable, tenacious and well-connected. In short, whether you are buying or selling a home, she is the best possible advocate you can have on your side. Jen is THE authority on Del Ray but she is also extremely knowledgeable about other neighborhoods as well. Bottom line: she knows how to make the real estate market work for you. The icing on the cake? Jen is a ton of fun to be around, making a traditionally nerve-wracking time a whole lot easier to bear. You cannot go wrong with Jen Walker. "

– Kristen G. as reported to Yelp