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, knowledgeable and slightly obsessive, Jennefer provides a perfect blend of strength, softness and creativity to each of her transactions. 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, in-depth market research, excellent communication skills and attention to detail leave a lasting impression with clients and colleagues. In a service business, it is her commitment to serving her clients, warmth, and perspective that guarantees a smooth, educated transaction, and leaves a lasting impression.
After graduating from Northwestern University, Jenn made Chicago her home, working in the hospitality industry and pursing a successful acting career. After six years in the city, Seattle was her next home where she earned her MFA from the University of Washington. To keep life exciting, Jennefer moved to Los Angeles where wrote and produced pieces for Funnyordie.com and various storytelling events. Her true story about a federal felon, Tom Cruises' P51 Mustang airplane, a trip to Vegas and her grandfather's life dream coming true can be can heard on the podcast Strangers, and has also been aired on NPR.
Jennefer had 26 addresses in 15 years before finally bringing it full circle, returning to Chicago in 2014 where she resides in beautiful Lincoln Square with her husband and their little storm trooper, Leroy. Jennefer has put in serious time residing in Chicago, as both a young professional and now, family. She has lived in many neighborhoods, and provides expert knowledge about CPS and 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:
"Not being a person who enjoys hunting for apartments, I was overwhelmingly excited to work with Jenn because she simply and truly loves it! When my boyfriend and I first reached out to her for help, she was the most informative and so kind. She conveniently met us for an initial meeting to find out what we were looking for, and sent us new properties to review every week, sometimes multiples times a week. She was in constant communication with us regarding any updates or changes, and always replied so quickly to any questions we had - we had many as this process was completely new to us! She not only worked around both our schedules, even with my boyfriend living in Chicago while I’m currently in Wisconsin, but she was the most efficient and expedient in showing us viewings so we could make an offer as soon as possible. All in all, I could not recommend working with her more highly! We found our new home because of Jenn, and are so excited to start the next journey of our life!"
"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!"
"Jennefer was remarkable. Our deal had some bumps and she handled each one deftly and expertly. We were super pleased with her, would recommend her and would absolutely work with her again. She’s knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. She was constantly checking in on us and I always knew she had our backs!"
"Jennefer was fantastic. She sent me a ton of properties to look through and was responsive and helpful with all my questions. She helped me find a great apartment that met all of my needs."