“Jay was fantastic to work with! I had a crazy travel schedule and was doing the search on my own, and Jay's patience never ran out. We went through a long search, but when we found the right house, he also brought in great people to help out. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy, especially first-timers.”
- Christine G
“We really appreciated the way Jay helped us sell our first home and negotiate a rent-back option, then patiently support us in our six-month quest to find the "perfect" house to buy for our growing family. Although we are still very happy in this home Jay helped us find five years later, we sometimes wonder if a house we pass on our daily routine might be even better. When we call him to inquire about it, Jay never hesitates to quickly report back on it or arrange a convenient time for us to see it for ourselves. Jay's style is very responsive and supportive of his clients' interests, but he also brings his own great suggestions to the table. We're happy to recommend him! “
- Jennifer G & Dave S
Jay is great. His patience throughout the whole process was very helpful as I had many questions and I wasn’t entirely sure what I was looking for in my first home. Not only did he find me a great home, he walked me through the entire closing process and has kept me updated on new developments in my new neighborhood for the past year! I trusted his advice throughout the entire experience and it really paid off.
- Jessica W
Jay was fantastic to work with for both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new one. He was responsive, creative and resourceful throughout the entire process. Jay spent extra time making sure my wife and I understood all of our options and were comfortable with our decisions. He also worked hard to help us get our home ready for sale and to get us the best price possible. I'd recommend Jay for anyone considering buying or selling a home in the DC/Northern Virginia area as my wife and I were very excited with the commitment and professionalism we received from Jay.
- Josh C & Katy P
"Jay and his team were a pleasure to work with. Always available, always honest and helpful. Made our search and closing process as seamless as possible."
- Alexandra L
“Working with Jay was such a pleasure. He listened carefully to what I was looking for in my first home and worked hard to find options that met my needs. The process was so smooth and enjoyable that I am constantly recommending his services to friends and colleagues. I am completely confident that they will have nothing short of a fantastic experience as well!”
- Loree L
"Jay is very responsive and efficient. I found a condo very quickly with him. He was great at explaining the process for a first-hand homebuyer and his assistant James helped me track all the different things I needed to do in order to close. Jay made the entire process of buying a house go very smoothly."
- Yanik R
"Courteous, responsive, friendly, and extremely patient. My wife and I were first-time homebuyers and extremely anxious at the time we were shopping around. Jay has endured our anxiety and barrage of questions for 2 years until we finally found the perfect place."
- Samer A
"I contacted Jay through a neighbour/friend of mine. Jay happened to sell my friend's house a few months earlier. I am especially grateful because I am living in the west coast and was not able to return to DC to take care of the house and for the sale. Jay and his assistant James helped negotiate with contractors to fix the floor etc before the showing. He's very responsive and helped me get the house in the market with 4 over-the-asking-price offers just one weekend of the open house. Absolutely recommend as seller and buyer."
- Kan K
"Jay helped us find the perfect home at the right price. As first time home buyers, he walked us through every step of the process and helped us meet a tight timeline. Jay took us from the introductory meeting to close in less than month. We’d definitely use him again!"
- John & Kelly K
"Jay and his team were incredibly helpful throughout the buying process. He knows DC really well and provided solid advice on home values, market trends and projections, how to structure a successful bid, reputable lenders and inspectors, and what to consider in the short-term for what will be our primary residence vs. long-term as an investment. Jay always responded immediately to texts, calls, and emails, and genuinely enjoys his profession and helping prospective home buyers realize their buying dreams. The seller accepted our bid on the first home for which we made an offer. We couldn't be happier with the home and the process"
- Andrew & Rachel B
"Jay was fantastic to deal with, and his team moved very quickly through the process with us. They were responsive and attentive to questions. I'd highly recommend Jay when you look at selling a house with the possibility of multiple offers. He was able to get us nearly 100k above ask, which was more than 150k what the redfin agent was willing to list at. He's a pro that knows pricing in DC and should be your agent!"
- Kevin G
"Kelly was wonderful to work as a first time condo buyer in DC. She demonstrated expertise and insight into the NW housing market and helped me put forward a successful offer. Her guidance really made all the difference. I also appreciated how easy it was to communicate with Kelly and how she explained each step of the process leading up to closing. I highly recommend working with her!"
- Jackie H
"Kelly Kelley is the best! She helped me and my wife purchase our dream home in Chevy Chase! Kelly was extremely pleasant, highly knowledgeable about the market, and was always quick to respond when we needed guidance. I highly recommend Kelly!!!"
- Marshall Y
"Kelly represented me as a first-time homebuyer for a 1BR/1BA condo. Her knowledge of the DC market and savvy advice on offer strategy, negotiation, etc. are the key reasons I won in the competitive Logan Circle area. While working with Kelly, I never felt rushed or pressured, and I knew I could trust her to give honest guidance with my best interests in mind. She gives you the same attention, kindness, and sharp results whether you are buying a small starter place or a blockbuster property. I have recommended Kelly to several friends and those who've worked with her through closing both wrote to me to express their satisfaction."
- Charlene S
"Kelly was awesome to work with! Very attentive to our wants/needs and always showed us properties that fit within our constraints. Her knowledge of the area got us into a neighborhood we had not initially considered but it turned out to be a very smart move. We were first time home-buyers and she was always there to answer the many questions we had and hold our hands along the way"
- Robert L
"We worked with Kelly to purchase our first house and she was fantastic to work with. She showed us houses that aligned perfectly with our priorities and our price range. she guided us through the offer and purchase process and was always there to answer whatever crazy questions came up! I would recommend Kelly Kelley to anyone!"
- Autumn R
"Kelly Kelley is a world-class agent. I'm confident that we wouldn't be in our home if she weren't representing us. Her negotiation strategies, knowledge of the market, and patience as we looked at over a hundred places makes her one of the best. I highly recommend working with her, if you have the opportunity."
- Amy O
My wife and I were first-time homebuyers, and Jay did a fantastic job helping us find our house and putting together a great offer. Jay was able to provide a lot of helpful insight and advice on the houses we looked at. He was never pushy with his opinions, but he was able to point out when (for example) a renovation was cheaply done, or when there were other red flags with a property. When we found a house we liked, Jay helped us put together a really competitive offer, and we went from viewing the house to under contract in 48 hours. The sellers had other offers--and ours wasn't even the highest--but they told us that they were really impressed with all aspects of our offer and that that was why they went with us. I'm confident that without Jay's help and expertise, we would not have been able to get our house (which we love!)
- Dan F & Rebecca V
"Kelly is excellent! She is an attentive and diligent realtor. She makes her clients feel comfortable and informed throughout the buying process. I have recommended her to several close friends and colleagues."
- Corey A
"Kelly is very professional, energetic and knowledgeable about the various DC neighborhoods. She is tireless when it comes to house hunting for just the place. I would most definitely recommend Kelly to anyone who is looking for a place to call their own in DC-)
- Peter & Susan C
"Kelly was amazing to work with! She helped me navigate the daunting process of buying my first home. I can't thank her enough for negotiating on my behalf when it really mattered!"
- Alex G
"I bought two properties with Kelly, and I always recommend her to friends. She is great, knowledgeable, helpful and gives great advice. As a first time buyer, she took the time to educate me and make me feel comfortable."
- Claire K
"Kelly Kelley helped my husband and me find our dream house -- a brownstone in Dupont Circle. We were the worst possible couple with whom to work because we had had a home we loved in another city and therefore nothing in DC met our high standards. We rejected place after place; nonetheless, Kelly Kelley was patient, kind, and most of all understanding. She never pushed but simply helped us think through option after option until finally at long last we found a wonderful, wonderful home that we love."
- Faye C
"Our experience working with Kelly Kelley and her expert team was flawless. As first-time homebuyers, Kelly walked us through the basics and gave us the confidence we needed to purchase our first home. Her experience in the DMV area, industry connections, and genuine care for her clients is unmatched and we have whole heartedly recommended Kelly to numerous friends and colleagues. Kelly is absolutely who you want on your side during the homebuying process."
- Dani R
"We highly recommend Jay & his team! Jay assisted us with purchasing our first home, and sold it for us a few years later when our expanding family out grew it. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the local market and is a skilled negotiator and communicator. He was also very helpful in walking us through the entire buying and selling process which can be tedious and overwhelming, but with Jay it was streamlined and straight forward. We are grateful for Jay's expertise!"
- Kelly P
"Jay helped me with the sell of my home. He was professional, knowledgeable and got the process done quickly. I would highly recommend jay as a buying/selling agent."
- Kyle D
"Jay helped us buy our house and then sell it again when we moved away from the area. He helped us with repairs, updates, staging, negotiations and sold our house very quickly. Definitely recommend Jay for buying and selling your home."
- Haley A
"As first time home buyers, Jay was very helpful walking my husband and I through the process. He was very responsive, proactively highlighting listings he thought we'd like and readily available for showings. His network helped us secure our home before it went on the market. We are happy to recommend Jay."
- Lauren C
"Jay is very ethical and honest. In my dealings with him, I always felt that he was trying to find the right fit, rather than just trying to get a quick closing date."
- Chris P
"Jay Barry and his associates are incredibly knowledgeable, both about the home buying process (first-time home buyer, holla) and about the greater DMV market. He was thorough, very responsive, and was completely forthright during the entire process. Not only did he provide facts and supporting data, but he also provided insights that clearly demonstrated his expertise, not leaving us trying to figure it out on our own. I couldn’t recommend Jay enough."
- Andy B
"Jay was really fantastic. I wasn’t sure I even wanted to buy when I started and Jay didn’t hesitate to spend time showing me the process for when I was ready. When the time came and we looked at houses, he was candid about what he thought was a good deal and what wasn’t. He even talked me out of buying a place because he didn’t think I would like it long term! He has also been very helpful with follow up questions long after our purchase. I highly recommend Jay!"
- Rich W
"We bought our first home and then sold it three years later with Jay taking the lead the whole way. We could not have had a better realtor who cut through the details to keep the process simple and streamlined, plus he had a great support team backing him as things went along. We strongly recommend Jay!"
- Joe H
"Jay’s superior knowledge of the Capitol Hill real estate market helped us purchase our first home! He and his team were great to work with throughout the process - always looked forward to our meet ups to see new properties. Their industry experience, relationships, and track record is unmatched. They were always quick to respond and discuss our questions at each step of the process. Loved working with them and would highly recommend!"
- Abbey L
"My husband and I just bought our first home and Jay could not have made the process easier! He was very patient and responsive but what I liked most, was his knowledge of the neighborhood that we were buying in. He offered lots of insight about local spots, from schools to dive bars, to community involvement. He seems to genuinely care about his clients and even hosts customer appreciation events throughout the year. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!"
- Robin R
"Jay very quickly understood our needs and found us a place within budget, the exact location we wanted and did so very efficiently since we were under a time crunch with an impending birth. He is very professional, a great listener, and made the home buying experience as stress free as possible."
- Charlie S
"Jay is a fantastic agent and a great guy. Jay was recommended to us by a friend and we purchased our first house with Jay in DC. As first time home-buyers we were nervous, anxious and after 6 months of looking were ready to give up. Jay was patient, understanding, and seemingly available 24/7 and found us our first home. We then relied on Jay to help us think through options when we considered home renovation, refinance, and eventually selling and purchasing a new home. And Jay advised us on renting our home and will be the guy we use to sell again when we're ready."
- Brendan W
"Jay's knowledge of the DC-area home market is extensive and is so helpful in the process of buying a home. When looking at houses with Jay he could immediately help me identify both the positive and negative elements of a house. He could help me understand what additional money I might need to put into things in the near future as well as where the value was in the opportunity at hand. I also really, really appreciated how extremely honest Jay is. He never once tried to talk me into a house, rather, was always very honest when seeing a house about if he thought we could find a better match. I highly recommend working with Jay!"
- Loree L
"Cannot say enough good things about Kelly Kelley who I worked with from Jay Barry Group. She was extremely prompt, insightful, and strategic when it came to securing me my dream (first!) home - the process was honestly a breeze. She also linked me up with a wonderful team (lender etc.) She made all the right moves and advised me in such a wonderful capacity. She was a true pro in every sense."
- Jan R
"I cannot recommend Kelly enough: she's awesome. Her eye for properties, knowledge of the market, developing competitive offer strategies (she helped me purchase a home with 5 other offers), and relationships in D.C. is just incredible. She's also generous with her time, patient, and responsive. She's the person you want by your side when you're buying a home in D.C.! And, her team - Jay and James are incredible as well. This was the second group of agents I had worked in D.C. with (the first were not great and I had been unsuccessful on three previous properties) -- so I really do appreciate the Kelly, Jay, and James's expertise and amazingness (!) all the more!"
- Nisha K
"I worked with Kelly Kelly and had a terrific experience. She was very clear about the process and, as a first time homebuyer, basically held my hand through the whole thing--which was much appreciated. She seemed very knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods as well as the pros and cons of any given apartment. Kelly and her team were also very responsive to any inquiry I had. In fact, the process speaks for itself: I met with Kelly on a Friday, went to some viewings on the Sunday, made an offer on the apartment of my dreams (below market, at Kelly's suggestion) on the Monday and was accepted on the Tuesday. Very fast and, with Kelly's assistance, very easy!"
- Kate B
"Working with Jay was great. He helped me understand and handle the process. He sold my place quickly and handled some hiccups with the buyer incredibly well."