Janet Price, a long-time Alexandria resident, is celebrating 24 years in the residential real estate industry, all within the Northern Virginia Market. Each year she has ranked among the top agents while surpassing the $20 million mark in sales in 2005 and never looking back. She joined McEnearney Associates in 2007 and earned the coveted NVAR Lifetime Top Producer award that same year. In 2016 she earned the Fifteen Year NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club designation.
Her hallmark is the utmost honesty and integrity and the daily challenge of matching the wants and wishes of buyers and sellers and bringing those often competing factions to a common ground closing table.
Janet is a proud Nittany Lion. Graduating from Penn State University she brings the practical experience of small business ownership, attention to detail and high performance standards into every aspect of her real estate practice.
“Nothing is more satisfying than being right in the middle of active and aggressive negotiations between parties, and ultimately reaching a compromise. Sure it’s great to see the properties and help my clients realize their dreams, but the most fun is bringing people together, finding that magic formula and watching their faces light up when the deal is struck.”
“The name McEnearney symbolizes honesty, integrity and exceptional business savvy and it’s interesting to see new real estate companies pop up, have their moment in the sun, and then fade away while McEnearney continues to ride the crest of the market.”
As for her primary market: “I adore Northern Virginia, Alexandria, in particular. One can bask in a small-town atmosphere exhibiting small town values while still taking advantage of what Washington, DC has to offer. It’s the best of both worlds. I love the vast array of architecture and the wonderful, lush environment, but above all, the diversity of its citizens.
Price is also an avid student of interior design, and takes great pride in helping her clients stage their properties for quick top dollar sales.
No one is more optimistic about the advancement of the Northern Virginia housing market than Price. Particularly the Alexandria region where values are rebounding at all levels. “Now is the time to buy. Sellers have come full circle to realize where their pricing needs to be to move the inventory. Lenders have mostly shed the effects of the subprime drag from the market of 2007 and are looking for good borrowers with good credit and when they find them, they have plenty of money to lend at historically low rates. With the lenders back, buyers eager, and sellers realistic, that’s another great combination for a steady, sustained recovery.
With interest rates remaining low and values creeping back up, this is the time to make that investment. “I am busier now than ever! Deals take longer to put together. Buyers and sellers must be patient. Every deal is different. Negotiations can take longer because not one size fits all. A great agent finds the solid ones that go to settlement.”
Price resides in the Belle Haven section of Alexandria with her husband Rick, a commercial lender and author and daughter Sara, who is a junior studying Real Estate and Historical Preservation at the College of Charleston.
- NVAR Lifetime Top Producer