There is a reason the JLC Team is an award-winning team year after year in Washington, DC. Known to be a triple threat, our backgrounds in interior design (Jackie), communications (Libby), and finance (Crystal) allow us to offer a unique approach to the buying and selling process. We work as a collective team for each of our clients giving them our varied insights which allows our clients to make incredibly well-informed decisions. We are fierce negotiators, fighting to get the highest price for our sellers and the best price for our buyers. Having each been in real estate since 2004 and as the JLC Team since 2014, we have guided clients through various market conditions. We know it is vital to listen to our client's needs so that we can attain their goals, effectively communicate throughout the buying and selling process, identify creative solutions, sound strategy, and present our honest, professional consultation and guidance.
We feel very fortunate to be in the real estate profession. Why? Because we love people, houses, our city, and guiding clients as they navigate the home buying/selling process. We all have lived in Washington, DC for decades, have each renovated multiple homes during that time, and have attended hundreds of home inspections which allows us to offer our clients unique insights. We are licensed only in Washington, DC so we know the city like the back of our hand. We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.
"In many ways, I ended up working with the JLC team by accident- via a situation with my previous realtor. That chance encounter was honestly a miracle because I cannot image ever working with someone else. This team is 3 amazing women (plus their incredible assistant) who are dedicated to making sure you are an INFORMED buyer- they will point out every single flaw in a place so you set your expectations…that’s exactly why I needed as a first time condo buyer! As a single young woman, I felt entirely supported every step of the way. Each interaction with Crystal and Libby was delightful and they really were sharks at the same time (putting in an agg...— Danielle
"“From the moment Jackie, Libby and Crystal introduced themselves they were our our agents. They knew the neighborhood and more importantly understood the market. From the professional photo shoots to the "coming soon" and individual tours, their marketing skills were unmatched. An exceptionally professional team, they were available at all times, responded to all questions immediately and were available for all showings. Their detailed schedules kept everything in line and negotiating skills ensured the best possible outcome. They handled every detail, small and large, to make sure our sale went smoothly. They put our interests first and were a sup...— Bonnie & Jim
"The JLC Team is THE BEST. We bought and sold houses during the height of COVID and it is no exaggeration to say we could not have done it without Jackie, Libby and Crystal. Their method of strategy + design + marketing worked like a charm for us -- twice! If buying a house in DC right now is like a blood sport, then these are the coaches you want in your corner. The JLC Team prepared us for every step of the process and went above and beyond to make us feel well-informed throughout two, very nerve-wracking transactions. We are convinced their buying strategy gave us the edge we needed to win out over other competitive offers on our new home. Simila...— Robert & Renee
"I could not have chosen a better team for my first home purchase. As a single woman undergoing this process for the first time, Jackie, Libby, and Crystal provided all the guidance and assistance I could have hoped for. They very thoroughly know the DC market, and asked questions I would have never thought to ask. I am so happy to have worked with them, and recommend them to anyone looking to by a home in DC!"— Maia O.
The JLC Team represented sellers in the sale of a lovely and unique Capitol Hill home we purchased. In preparation for sale, they oversaw repainting, upgrades, and staging that was pitch-perfect for the home, the neighborhood, and the targeted audience. The home had 3 offers after one 3-hour open house and we feel fortunate to have been the buyers selected by sellers to become the new owners. We dealt with The JLC Team before closing through our real estate agent. He reported that all aspects of the transaction were conducted very professionally and in a straightforward manner. Sellers were interested in a quick closing and we were able to close in ...— Jo B.
This is actually the second time I used Jackie, Libby, and Crystal, and when it came time to upgrade and look for a house instead of a condo I didn't think twice about contacting them again. (Repeat customer) My wife and I were looking for our first house, and the JLC team made what we both thought would be an overwhelming, scary process so much easier than we expected and actually fun! Right from the start they explained absolutely everything to us in terms of how they work, how house buying works, etc, and were with us absolutely every step of the way. My wife and I went to some open houses by ourselves beforehand but going to tour houses with the...— Ryan W.
I can't say enough about the JLC team. As a buyer's representative, they leverage every quality you would hope for in a realtor to your advantage. They have an immense knowledge of every dimension of real estate, from the DC housing market to construction and remodeling issues to regulations and permitting questions to interior design. Even better, they were available morning, noon, and night to answer every question or request (and we had a lot). Many a late night we would send a text or email and note that we didn't expect a response until the next day, only to get an immediate response. It's also clear that they are highly regarded in the real es...— Den P.
We were first-time buyers and finding JLC was the best thing that happened to us in the home-buying process. Jackie, Libby, and Crystal are phenomenal in every way. They're very knowledgeable. They educated us and answered our never-ending stream of questions. Despite our inexperience, we felt confident at every step of the process because of JLC's expertise. We were also blown away by their dedication-they went the extra mile in so many ways. They'd go preview properties before we saw them, then go with us to see them, then go back on their own to follow up. We could always reach them, no matter what time or day, and they stayed up late several tim...— Michael Q.
Moving your family is always stressful and even more-so in the time of COVID - at least that is what we assumed until we found the JLC Compass team. Unusual circumstances caused us to move twice in 2020 and after being assisted by Jackie, Libby and Crystal early in the year, there was no chance we would work with anyone else on our second move. Whether buying or selling, home or condo, in any DC neighborhood - this team delivers. Having worked with them twice this year, I have no idea why other realtors do not work in similar teams. Their personal attention and full-service nature of their operation is unmatched. Hear about a house that is about to ...— Lori G.
This team made the home buying process a breeze - we felt supported every step of the way. Each of them brought unique skills, but their collective talents were on vivid display throughout the process. They had detective-like insights into every house we walked into and gave us honest opinions on what type of work each house would have needed. They are experts not just in the DC market, but about the houses themselves and they're also able to intuit so much about their clients (us in this case). For instance, for our home purchase they provided a range of information, from what colors would look best in the living room, to how the boiler works. They...— Patrick B.
The JLC team made purchasing a house a seamless process, even during Covid. They helped my daughter and her family buy a home earlier in the year, and I was so impressed that I knew they were the right ones to help us find a home in DC. Jackie, Libby and Crystal can answer any question related to real estate and construction. They also answered all the questions we didn't know enough to ask. They have tremendous knowledge and were endlessly generous with their time explaining details of the DC market, regulations, and our house specifically. Our experience was exceptional, and it all comes down to the complete confidence and trust we had in the JLC ...— Jennifer B.
I'm so grateful my friend connected me with the JLC team! They made it (relatively) painless to navigate the DC real estate market as a first-time homebuyer. They listened carefully to what I was looking for in a condo and managed to share relevant information about factors that would affect resale value while making me feel in control of my decision-making process. I particularly appreciated how they could simultaneously be hard-headed on the numbers and so warm and caring not only with me as their client but with everyone involved in the process. I think those hard and soft skills really ended up helping me find the perfect spot at a great price. ...— Rebecca N.
I can't say enough about working with the JLC team. They came strongly recommended as they've worked with about 8 different friends of ours in the area and they lived up to the high expectations. As first time home buyers, my wife and I needed strong real estate agents to walk us through the process and help us avoid any rookie mistakes to which JLC made an excellent steward. In addition to helping us find an amazing home, fitting all the parameters we were looking for, their network of lenders, appraisers, inspectors, and title companies were all equally helpful through the home buying process. Lastly, I'd be remiss if I failed to mention their unn...— Brandon W.
Jackie, Libby, and Crystal were fantastic! They worked great together as a team and therefore were always able to flex when unexpected situations occurred, such as an opening in my schedule. Most importantly to me, they had great knowledge about how all of the systems in a house operate and they were continuously educating me on what to look for and how to identify strengths and weaknesses. By the end, I more confidently knew what it was that I was looking for and I also knew that when JLC said a property was solid, I was very confident that they were correct. They really go above and beyond. As others have mentioned, they have great and reliable re...— Matt S.
Years ago, I had interacted with JLC as a tenant in a property that they were selling. I found them to be kind, professional, and very helpful to me, and I wasn't even their client. So I kept them in mind when it came time for me to enter the real estate market. Jackie, Libby, and Crystal remembered me, and were enthusiastic in helping my partner and I through the home buying process. We had a short time frame, and didn't have a large budget to work with, but that never fazed JLC. Whether it was negotiating with the sellers, dealing with lenders, or anything else that came up, it was a huge stress relief to know that whatever happened along the way,...— Ted V.
This review is by a guy who hated the idea of paying a 6% realtor commission for selling our house on Capitol Hill. Well, Jackie, Libby and Crystal are worth every penny of the money they earned. They made this potentially stressful process as easy on us as it could possibly have been. They were with us or in contact with us every day for the entire process. They offered us options on how our house should be presented, on what amount it should be listed for, and had a great answer for every question and worry that we had. And best of all, our house sold in two days, with five offers and for a good amount above our asking price. And they are wonderfu...— Rich S. (Seller)
My wife and I have bought eleven homes over the past 30+ years but I will tell you that no Realtor team comes close to providing the level of service that the JLC team does. We used them to purchase a home in DC and then a few years later to sell it. When we bought the home they helped advise on decorations, connect us with great people to do renovation work, plumbing and more to make the house look awesome. We just sold the home and they were amazing, helping us close remotely. But their creative approach in listing and marketing, staging, and more, was exceptional. I highly recommend the JLC team for anyone buying or selling in DC.— David S. (Seller)
Jackie, Libby, and Crystal are a pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgable. My condo purchase was a bit unusual, but the JLC team helped me through every step of the process. They were very clear in their explanations of the different terms and players and documents. They were also very generous with their time when I had questions, including decorating questions about the new space. Plus they have a good eye for design! All around I felt I was in great hands through the home buying process, and have already recommended them to a close friend. I would gladly work with them all again!— Alice H.
When we came to Jackie, Libby, and Crystal, we had very low expectations of finding something that checked all our boxes and fit our budget. But they were amazing! They didn't try to ignore any of our preferences and worked within our smaller-than-the-DC average budget. Thanks to their savvy negotiations, connections, and advice, we just closed on a house better than anything we could have ever hoped to buy! I am completely confident that we never would have found or secured this house without them guiding us through this process.— Hannah W.
Jackie, Libby, and Crystal were just terrific to work with. We had a somewhat complicated sale situation (relocation company involved, short timeline, trying to keep the news from the kids for a few more weeks) and they recommended a "private exclusive" listing that fit our schedule. We got a great price and they were incredibly responsive to all our concerns, and had great ideas on decorating our new place, too! We were sad to leave the Hill but if we ever move back, we would use the Trio again in a heartbeat.— Thomas H. (Seller)
The JLC team helped us sell our house. They spent a lot of time and attention making sure we understood the process, the decisions we were making and the current market. We were moving across the country and selling after we left. It felt great to leave our home in trusted, competent hands. Communication was great. The home looked awesome when it went to market. We didn't have to worry about anything as they took care of stuff before we even thought to ask.— Faith K. (Seller)
JLC Team are hardworking and dedicated, enthusiastic realtors! Great at what they do!— Mike E.
We are passionate about our jobs and would love to help you navigate one of the biggest transactions of your life. We look forward to hearing about your goals.