Jennefer Folsom is very proud to be with @properties, the#1 residential brokerage firm in the city of Chicago and the largest independently-owned brokerage firm in Illinois. Detail driven, and slightly obsessive, Jennefer's process provides a unique blend of strength, savvy and creativity to each client. Originally from Crystal Lake, IL, she brings 20 years of sales, marketing and performance skills to her real estate career. Jennefer's tireless work ethic, market knowledge, and excellent communication skills leave a lasting impression with clients and colleagues. In a service business, it is her genuine warmth, educated strategy, commitment building trust and transparency that guarantees a successful transaction. Jennefer's clients consistently comment on her excellent communication, going above and beyond, and fighting for their best interest. In 2019, Jennefer became a designated Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), and most recently added the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification to her resume.
A Northwestern University graduate, Jenn now resides in beautiful Lincoln Square with her husband and their kindergartener, Leroy. She has put in serious time residing in Chicago, as both a young professional and now, family. She has lived in many neighborhoods, providing in depth knowledge of many north side areas, and provides expert knowledge about navigating the Chicago school system.
Committed to her community, Jenn volunteers for several organizations in the city, including Speak Up, which helps former homeless men and women use their stories to become advocates for subsidized housing, JOKES4MILES, a pediatric cancer organization, and Coat Angels. She is also an active member of the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Clients are saying:
"Highly recommend Jenn! I actually started the process with another agent but after meeting Jenn at an open house I decided to work with her. Within the first few conversations Jenn was able to understand my priorities and preferences saved me a lot of time and energy by making sure the condos we saw met my needs. Despite my search taking longer than expected, I never felt any pressure from Jenn to change my priorities. In fact she encouraged me to keep looking until I found the perfect place! Her knowledge and professional contacts made the the actual process of buying go super smoothly and even post purchase she has made herself available to me for any home related issues."
"Great service. Very knowledgeable about market and what buyers are looking for. She helped pick what things needed to be improved so that the home sold fast with a very respectful eye on costs... and she was just a joy to work with."
"Jenn put her ALL into the sale of our condo. Starting with manageable downsizing and staging prep, Jenn arranged, advertised, and executed two open houses in one week. We had multiple offers by the end of the second open house and we sold for more than asking. This was exactly what we were hoping for. Her communication was always prompt and professional. I'd recommend her to anyone!"
"Jenn was wonderful in helping us with purchasing a new home! She was a strong negotiator in getting a credit for items that were old/disrepair, was highly responsive throughout the process and helpful in offering suggestions. We’re thrilled with our new home!"
"Working with Jennefer was a dream! As first time Chicago Condo owners, she was so patient with our indecisiveness! We looked at tons of places for 6 months (including seeing the one we decided on 3 separate times).
She was never pushy and went above and beyond to view condos that fit our incredibly specific checklist of qualities. She recommended great inspectors and lenders. Jennefer always asked the right questions. She’s always genuine and treated us like friends from the start. Jennefer went to bat for us to make sure we were getting the best deal.
Clearly, we think she’s the best and highly recommend her."