I highly recommend Jennifer for both purchases and sales of properties. Jen has helped me with more than one transaction. She completely understands my criteria in a very unique way. She quickly developed an understanding of how I think as well as how my husbands thinks (which is not always the same) and is able to masterfully glean our needs and develop a combined approach. Her negotiation skills are stellar. I have witnessed her deal with other real estate agents but then through telepathy or her deep connections in the DC community she is able to understand the sellers point of view to build a win win offer. I have worked with Jen where she comes in with an offer lower than I would have ascertained and won the bid! Its a pleasure to work with an agent who knows value and is not focussed on maximizing her commission.
Jen understands the buying and selling process and works efficiently but is always available to alleviate any concerns or questions during the process. She has no problem hearing a situation is not the right fit and looks at the long term view.
She has a network of people who can help provide estimates, do different types of work to get a property ready for move in. She has extensive experience with upgrading a property so is well versed in giving a view of what is possible in terms of renovations as well as the timing and process (in terms of getting permits from the City).
I continue to work with Jen and her husbands Company, Stay Attache.
Anila T, New York, NY
Jen's mantra is "I like to win," and there is no way we would have without her. The DC real estate market is not for the faint of heart. Particularly when you are buying, as we were, in a formidable sellers' market in some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. In our case, we had started with another agent, a specialist of the area where we settled on buying. He was great; the problem was that we soon landed on one of the houses for which he was representing the seller. We needed to make a shift to a new agent quickly, and Jen was gracious and immediately on it.
My husband and I had not anticipated such a competitive situation, but Jen was ready for anything - in this case, what ended up being a bidding war with a total of ten bids. She knew what it was going to take and she worked with us to build a strategy that aimed to win but stayed within our comfort zone. She was a terrific listener, fun to work with, and we always saw her suggestions as well-informed advice rather than pressure of any kind. And she was not only a good listener to us, but also to clues coming from the other side - with whom she also worked to build a good, communicative relationship. This was something that I think ultimately made a critical difference.
In the end Jen helped us craft a very competitive bid that was within our means yet forward-leaning where we were ready to take risks for the house that in so many ways was perfect for us. With Jen's guidance, we moved through each of the steps of the strategy and were ready on the day the bids were due (my birthday!). It was over in a matter of just a few, harrowing hours - and with Jen's proactive engagement at the last minute we came out on top. Ours was not the highest bid, and we learned we were also competing against cash. But it was the cleanest, the one completely ready off-the-shelf (even with financing) and in this way the one the sellers were looking for.
Recommend her to others looking for the right agent on either side? In a heartbeat.
Jennifer S., Washington DC
Jen is amazing. She's professional, down to earth, and honest. When we worked with her to sell our condo she was an unstinting advocate for our property. Despite an early 2014 housing market slump she was able to sell our place in less than two months.
We strongly recommend working with Jen the next time you are planning a move.
Elijah W., Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
I couldn't recommend Jennifer more and for many reasons. Her special connection to a local housing business (Attache Corporate Housing) allows her to learn about their properties before they come on the market (a must in DC). This is how she found my property... As soon as the owner informed Attache about selling, she knew my needs and we jumped right on it! Her strong negotiating skills resulted in the owner never putting his condo on the market and selling to me below market value. It was a win win for both the seller and me since he didn't have to list his property and we were able to close very quickly.
This was a breeze compared to the purchase of my first property! She was very responsive, knowledgeable and nice to work with-- which made the overall experience exciting, not stressful. She was even able to assist me with financing options and advise.
I would recommend Jennifer Touchette to all types of buyers-- investors (due to her relationship with Attache), families (she has a wonderful family of her own and knows the school system), first time buyers (she's a long time resident of DC, knows the neighborhoods, and has several properties of her own so she can relate well to the buying experience). She's friendly but knows how to play hard ball for her clients!
Katherine P., Washington, DC
Jen was great at finding the trades people for minor work before we sold since we were not in town and her marketing was top notch.
Donald D, Washington, DC
Like the other reviewers we had a completely wonderful buying experience with Jennifer Touchette and could not recommend her more. We are first time homebuyers and new to the DC area (relocating from San Francisco) and Jen was very responsive and knowledgeable about local market trends and conditions and made our buying experience a breeze--we started on a Wednesday and had an offer accepted by the following Tuesday! I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to buy or sell in the DC area--she is licensed in both DC and Virginia.
Nancy F, Washington, DC
I vetted several realtor's before I decided Jen was the right Realtor for me. She is extremely personable and professional. She listened to everything I was looking for and was constantly changing my search parameters until I found exactly what I wanted in the right neighborhood.
I never once felt pressured about making an offer. I could always reach her no matter what time of day it was. We often texted throughout the day as things came on the market.
Overall, Jen was very easy to work with and made the experience enjoyable. I would recommend her to anyone.
Paul B, Washington DC
Jennifer Touchette, of Attache Properties & Real Estate, cannot be beat for finding the perfect new address for you! My husband, John, and I recently relocated from our city home in Chicago to Metro DC. We investigated many neighborhoods and quickly fell in love with our new location! This was largely due to the attention/love of her profession while assisting homeowners find "new digs" to call their own! Jennifer not only knows the territory inside and out but points you to all the tucked away treasures/points of interest in a neighborhood which assist a client to make the right choice for new location! We recommend her thoroughly for ease of finding that new property and making it happen for ownership!
Kath F., Alexandria, VA
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Jen. She was very professional and easy to work with. Her work ethic is unmatched as she was constantly working behind the scene throughout the whole home buying process (night, day, weekend, whenever) and is very easy to get in touch with. Her knowledge of the market and the area is priceless. She was the reason I was able to win in a multiple offer situation. I would strongly recommend anyone looking to buy to work with Jen. I had a fantastic experience and will use her again in the future without hesitation.
Catherine G., Washington, DC
Jennifer was instrumental in our purchase of a condo/loft in DC. We are new to DC and the area and Jennifer was able to successfully guide us through the process. She was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Her communication skills were great and made the process easy. We highly recommend Jennifer Touchette.
Don T., Long Valley, NJ
Jennifer Touchette is the best we could have asked for! She was spot on with her advice and always responded to our questions before we could even blink - weekends, nights, etc.! She also went above and beyond to help us with our apartment purchase since we were not in the DC area but in fact overseas. We could not have been able to purchase our apartment in the time frame that we did without her guidance and help. Jen was incredibly helpful and responsive to our needs. We were first time buyers and she was unfailingly patient with all of our questions and was not pushy at all. She has an excellent knowledge of the housing market in DC.
We highly recommend Jen as a trusted adviser and friend in the real estate market - you will not be disappointed.
Nisha M., Washington, DC
We highly recommend Jen, she was a must for many reasons. From the start, she was a huge help. Jen was exceptional in her service. We are international buyers looking to invest abroad. So we were first time home-buyers in Washington DC and were not familiar with a lot of things. She guided us through the entire process. What we liked most about her was the responsiveness, knowledge and communication. She is very professional, caring and smart.
Jen pays attention to details and taking care of client's interests is a priority for her. She has forged great relationships in the industry and was able to recommend us excellent contractors, architects, project managers... and all sorts of useful information we need as we come from abroad. She has a special connection to a local housing business (Attache Corporate Housing) that allows her to learn about their properties before they come on the market and thus provided us with great information and contacts in the housing business. She is still in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well. That says a lot about the kind of person she is.
We found Jen to be a delightful blend of professionalism and personality and highly recommend her if you're looking for someone to help guide you through the process, address your concerns, and help you seal the deal in this very competitive housing market. We have made a new friend and we definitely would work again with her when the time comes for our next transaction.
Cristina,from PROEMIO S.L.
Cristina C., Barcelona, Spain
As a first-time foreign investor company, we were not sure on what to expect about the buying process, but JENNIFER TOUCHETTE made it easy. She mange to send all the information abroad, so when we arrived to the states we knew exactly what property we where going to buy. In one month we where able to creat a company, open bank account and buy the property. If it wasn't for her we wouldn't have been able to buy the property.
JENNIFER is responsive, professional, caring, smart, and has forged great relationships in the industry. She was able to recommend architects, contractors etc...and has kept in touch after the sale to make sure everything is going well. That says a lot about the kind of person she is -- she's about finding the right fit for the buyer, not just making a sale and moving on. She is a GREAT AGENT!
I highly recommend calling Jennifer, she has been of great help for us all through the buying process. We would work with her again in a heartbeat. If you are trying to find a good agent, look no further.
Alfonso C., Barcelona, Spain
We were a couple looking for a house in a new state. My husband was working in the state 1 to 2 days a week. We were humbled by the attentiveness Jen gave us. From the start, she treated us as if we were buying a mansion. We appreciated her attention and patience as we stopped and started our search and also took off for Italy during our closing. She worked closely with my nephew while we were away to make the closing the smoothest house transition I've ever seen. She truly made our house-buying experience a pleasant one. Jen was warm, professional, knowledgeable and so great to work with. Thanks Jen!
Annemarie K., Telford, PA
I've worked with three realtors in my life (in 3 different cities) and Jennifer Touchette is the best of them all. She's professional, organized and honest, and knows D.C. very well, all the areas, and will give you an honest opinion on every property. You don't feel it's about her making the sale, but that it's about finding the perfect fit for you, as her client, even if you're picky or unsure of what you want.
She's also very responsive, whenever I contacted her I'd receive a reply promptly, whether to a text sent at 7 am or an e-mail at 10 pm, Jen would always answer sooner rather than later. Communicating clearly and being thorough are some of her great qualities.
Jen was also fun to work with because - although buying or selling a property is very stressful, for everyone - she was never pushy or impatient, she listens and wants to really know what you think, and gives you space to think about the decisions you have to make. It was real teamwork and not being rushed to decide.
I recommend Jen Touchette highly, working with her was such a pleasure, she's friendly, trustworthy and a great professional who made the experience so much easier.
Ashley N., Washington, DC