TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN VIRGINIA LILIAN JORGENSON
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Lilian Jorgenson’s career in real estate stretches back to 1985, when she first witnessed the limitless potential of the industry and decided to earn her license. Since then, she’s established a masterful career that includes over 2,100 homes sold, to the tune of over $1.5 billion in volume. In other words, she’s averaged at least one sale per week, every week for thirty-two years. Beyond the numbers, Lilian has also garnered praise for her professional aptitude and commitment, regularly recognized as one of the top producing agents of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and as the top producing solo agent in her entire company’s Mid-Atlantic market.
Under the banner of Long & Foster Real Estate, Lilian primarily serves Northern Virginia and often works with the area’s Danish community, particularly those relocating to the greater D.C. area. In considering her professional approach, Lilian cites personal integrity, straightforward communication, and a positive attitude as the leading drivers of her success to date. “I always treat my clients the way I would want to be treated and conduct business by the Golden Rule,” Lilian says. “I go above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and I have a very good attitude.” Likewise, Lilian focuses on bringing energy and enthusiasm to one of life’s most challenging milestones. Clients remember her for work ethic, personable nature, and ability to deliver hard results. She’s also amassed a great deal of diverse work experience over the decades and lends her expertise to a variety of transactional types—land assemblage, zoning for builders, subdividing, new construction and more. “What I love most about this industry are the challenges and opportunities that come your way to do big things,” Lilian says. “I’ve been able to do all types of transactions during my career, and I love the excitement of being part of those new developments.”
To keep in touch with her wide network of past clients, Lilian hosts a yearly Christmas party in the tradition of her Danish ancestry. For the last forty years, she’s hosted 300 to 400 guests annually to celebrate the holiday, enjoy homemade treats, and reconnect at the end of each year. As for listing properties, Lilian holds the number one spot in her agency and leaves no detail unaccounted for. She begins by completing an honest assessment of a client’s property, advising them on the steps necessary to properly prepare a home for market. “It’s important to be truthful about what clients have to do versus what would be ideal,” Lilian says. In that vein, she helps homes take on a refreshed luster, highlighting all the details that demonstrate a property’s optimal value. “By now, I know what it takes to get a house sold,” she says. Her methods include professional photography and work completed by a graphic artist who creates 3D floorplans and high-end brochures. Then, Lilian generates local buzz by taking out print ads in local papers, mailing Just Listed cards, and enjoying premium visibility in prominent publications like Washingtonian magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Broker open houses, public open houses, and fliers also draw interest from the local community, while Lilian also exposes listings to the global market through her company’s leverage alongside Christie’s International. All told, Lilian’s reputation precedes her, and her detail-oriented approach has been yielding consistent results for more than three decades.
To give back, Lilian partners with a few organizations that focus on providing housing to vulnerable communities in need, including Jewel House and Youth for Tomorrow, which both support children and teenagers experiencing homelessness. For the last thirty years, Lilian has also helped in relocation rental efforts for those moving to the area from her native Denmark. In her remaining free hours outside the office, Lilian most enjoys quality time spent with her husband, traveling back to Denmark, and visiting her daughter and grandson in California.
Looking ahead, Lilian Jorgenson has no plans to slow down anytime soon. For now, she’ll continue building upon the strident legacy she’s so diligently carved out over the course of her thirty-three years in the business.