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Jennefer Folsom is very proud to be an @properties broker. Detail driven, knowledgeable and slightly obsessive, Jennefer provides a perfect blend of strength, softness and style to each of her transactions. Originally from Crystal Lake, IL, she brings 20 years of sales, marketing and performance skills to each and every one of her clients.
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 a few of her television appearances included KEY & PEELE, CRIMINAL MINDS, and CSI. She also 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 Chicago schools.
In her spare time, 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 an active member of the Northwestern Alumni Association, SAG-AFTRA and also a certified yoga instructor.
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Jen began her real estate career in 2006, joining @properties from the wine industry, in which she used her fantastic communication skills to foster and maintain strong and lasting client relationships. Right away, she became a leader of sales in the Chicago real estate industry. Jen is a Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer (selling in the top 5% of Chicago Realtors), @properties Top Producer and Road to the Rolex winner, a Top 100 Agent within all @properties offices, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (Million Dollar Guild), Accredited Buyer Representative and Certified Negotiation Expert.
In 2017, she was awarded runner up for Best Real Estate Agent in the Chicago Reader "Best of Chicago 2017" poll from a pool of approximately 10,000 Chicagoland Agents. In 2010, she was awarded with the Agents’ Choice Charitable Service Award by Chicago Agent Magazine and her colleagues. She served on the executive committee of @properties’ Friends and Neighbors Community Fund helping to bring in over $80,000 in the Fund's first two years. She is currently a company member and educator with Barrel of Monkeys (a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to teaching creative writing in Chicago Public Schools), a member of the Junior League of Chicago, Pi Beta Phi, a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors Ethics and Standards Board, and an active alumna of Northwestern University-- currently serving on the Regional Committee for NU's current capital campaign.
Jen’s committed and loyal when it comes to her clients—and isn’t afraid to go the extra mile to make sure her clients are happy. The ability to listen is a key component of any profesisonal relationship. She understands buying and selling a home is a big decision, and believes honesty, patience and hard work help get the job done.
Jen’s business partner, Tiffany Moret, enables her to manage her time efficiently, cater to her clients needs, price appropriately utilizing two different viewpoints, and develop her market expertise. Collectively, they've sold over $150 million in real estate.
Jen currently resides in Bucktown, has an enormous English Mastiff, is originally from southern Missouri, majored in theatre and musical theatre at Northwestern University and is a huge Razorbacks fan!