Jennifer Gracia is an award-winning real estate agent who has proven herself in this competitive field for over the past 15 years. Growing up in Hampton Roads gives her the ability to share a much-needed local insight into the marketplace and location with her clientele. Jennifer makes an outstanding choice to represent those seeking new construction or residential resale properties located near military bases or the Oceanfront.
This seasoned professional is also a military spouse and mother, giving her a firsthand look at how having an experienced real estate agent is so important when it’s time for PCS orders. Recognizing the dilemmas facing service members and their families who are buying and selling homes, she offers much more than home showings. “I am so familiar with the Dam Neck, Little Creek, Oceana and Norfolk bases,” Jennifer continues, “I can inform clients on everything from home locations to and from work, the NEX/AAFES, MWR, commissaries, base pools, spousal support groups- you name it.”
Her personal passion is assisting relocating military families with exceptional family members. “It’s especially challenging for the relocating service member with an intellectually or physically disabled or autistic family member,” she adds, “Everything is different for these families who are in need of ECHO, ABA therapy, speech therapy, respite care, medical facilities, schools, support groups, etc.” Jennifer can find homes that best meet the particular needs of these families while providing them with specific information on what the region offers so they can make the right decisions.
Before entering the real estate industry, she worked in the fast-paced business of marketing and advertising. While the positions she held had their perks, there was no opportunity that gave her the enjoyment from helping people make successful real estate decisions. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her clients continue coming back again and again as their needs change. “I love matching the specific needs and priorities of my clients with a real estate plan catering to their desires. When my clients are happy, I am happy!”
When it comes to strengths, Jennifer has many. “I treat every transaction as if it was my own, with my family involved; it’s a very stressful time for a lot of people. Staying positive and focused on what is in my clients’ best interest is my number one goal.” Her knowledge, expertise and positive energy make her excellent at what she does. Former clients would describe this extrovert as thorough, timely and having a sense of humor, which eases the stress greatly throughout the entire process.
Working at SimonHouses.com allows Jennifer to be part of a strong team of top agents- something she considers a tremendous value. “Buyers are hungry for exceptional service and to be treated honestly and fairly by their selected real estate agent,” she adds, “Sellers are looking for maximum Internet exposure so buyers can see their product. It’s a perfect match." She looks forward to growing with SimonHouses.com and experiencing successes that are inevitable with such a talented group.
Even when she’s not working or spending time with family, this naturally giving person serves as board president of the homeowner’s association for her neighborhood. Jennifer is also a member of Noblewomen’s Club and Easter Seals Society. She regularly helps clients ensure their children are in the ideal settings to pursue their interests. She recalls working with a relocating family that had a son who was a talented football player. “They wanted to be in a Virginia Beach school district with the best football team for maximum college recruiting exposure,” Jennifer concludes, “When things like this are important to my clients, they are important to me."