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JaneEllen McLaughlin Saums



McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

JaneEllen McLaughlin Saums

  • Licensed Realtor in Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C.
  • Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtor’s

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors


Having relocated many times over the years (with a family and two cats!), I’m extremely sensitive to the joys and challenges of a life-changing move. A Jackson, Michigan native, I first settled in Northern Virginia in 1986. As a Foreign Service spouse, I also lived in Oman, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. My residency in apartments, condos, townhomes and single-family homes has given me first-hand insight on the quality of life every property type provides.

In 2000, I moved back to Northern Virginia permanently.  I have developed an intimate knowledge of its diverse communities, and thanks to my teaching background I always educate my clients on the area’s market and housing options.

I am a member of many local and national conservancy organizations. I love the county, regional and national parks that are in our area, and believe they are some of Northern Virginia’s greatest assets. 

I received my B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in Zoology and my M.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University. I taught science for Fairfax County Public Schools for eleven years working with at-risk students.  My two children grew up attending the County’s public schools, so I also have a parent’s perspective.

I am active in my church, located in Vienna, Virginia, and love hiking and kayaking.  I also enjoy gardening, so much so that I have turned my small front lawn into a certified wildlife habitat!

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland


  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Green - Sustainability Real Estate
  • LEED - Green Associate
  • SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
  • VDHA - Virginia Housing Development Authority

" JaneEllen Saums is an experienced and knowledgeable professional who is well versed in all aspects of real estate sales. She was amazing throughout the whole process of helping us sell our home. We were impressed with her dedication to her work, and her accessibility and flexibility in accommodating our schedules. She strives to ensure that her client's best interests are served. From the very first she gave great suggestions for staging, recommending craftsmen and pricing. She created a beautiful brochure for showing off our home and paid attention to every detail. Thanks to all her efforts and guidance, our home was under contract in one day! She went above and beyond and we are so grateful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience in selling our home. To top it off, it is fun to work with JaneEllen! We highly recommend her to anyone who wants to work with a top-notch agent. 10 stars!!!"

– Kathy and John Draper

" My wife and I recently sold our townhome and purchased our forever home with the help of JaneEllen Saums from McEnearney Associates. Thanks to her and her business partner, the process went quickly and smoothly. JaneEllen provided sound advice to get our home sold as quickly as possible at the optimal price point, she was patient and thorough in answering all of our (many) questions, and it was clear that she always had our best interests in mind. This was evident by her and her partner’s suggestion of creative solutions and their efforts to negotiate the best possible terms of our rent back, for example. The only downside to having completed the process is that we will miss working with her! Without hesitation, I would recommend JaneEllen to family and friends."

– Nicole & Andrea Jacobs

" JaneEllen is a professional, full-service agent who produces results. She guided me through the entire real estate process to put my home of 30-years on the market. I followed her preparation recommendations resulting in a quick sale with multiple, above listing offers. JaneEllen is respectful, patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. I hope to work with JaneEllen again and highly recommend her."

– Patricia McCall

" JaneEllen was good at negotiating on my behalf as well as helping me through the real estate process. She was attentive and responsive to any e-mails that I had. JaneEllen was also available when needed and could answer questions not just on what exactly I was doing right then but for other questions as well, such as giving me a list of home inspectors."

– Kristen Bishop

" It felt like a real partnership, and we appreciate the stellar service and professional guidance that you provided throughout the process. We could tell we were in good hands. "

– Kathy Nutt

" Our experience with JaneEllen Saums and Joan Bready, our second time using this indefatigable team, remains unparalleled. We have, we reckon, bought and sold some 14 house and would like to think we've learned a thing or two. One thing we've learned for certain: whether buying or selling, you absolutely need a real estate agent. I cannot tell you the number of times even a small bit of information or insight has saved us substantially. We've bought and sold in many jurisdictions: the laws and the protocols in each one differ greatly. It saves time and money simply to have an expert guide. In terms of searching for the perfect new home, we found JaneEllen and Joan to be remarkably resilient (we are peripatetic in searches and will describe one ideal space and then immediately smitten by something altogether different in every way). The teammates give judicious counsel, invariably show us options we'd never thought of, negotiate with real skill, and handle the minutiae of closings and the attendant paperwork effortlessly. We may not move in the near future, but we know that should the mood ever strike us to sell and buy, we can count on JaneEllen and Joan to be there for us (as they did in this latest transaction: the clock was ticking, competition from other buyers was fierce and we were really smitten by the house). Whether you're an experienced home buyer, seller or someone for whom the entire process is new and daunting, you'd be wise to give JaneEllen and Joan a call. They have our complete trust and our everlasting thanks! "

– Peter Beck and Ken Bertsch

" JaneEllen was SO helpful to us to find a new home to rent. She was always extremely professional and patient, had the right answers, and was able to help us find a place in enough time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. "

– Sarah Cheseldine

" We have greatly appreciated the time, effort and skills you put into selling the apartment—especially through the holiday season and in spite of us being on the other side of the world. You have been outstanding. Your quick response time, thoroughness, and dedication are impressive. We look forward to recommending you to our friends and will definitely hire you again when we start the search for our next home. "

– Kelley Miller

" JaneEllen’s level of service was fabulous! She capably assessed my needs and tailored her approach accordingly."

– Sarah Richards

" Excellent service. JaneEllen answered all of my questions, was positive, and very helpful! "

– Tammy Riggins

" Excellent service! JaneEllen listened to us, was patient, understanding, diligent, prompt, bore our broad range of possibilities with good humor, and performed outstanding due-diligence at critical moments. She was essential to our finding the perfect new home — and she succeeded!"

– Peter Beck

" JaneEllen was responsive, professional, respectful, and tenacious. She made herself very available for questions and worked hard to get this transaction to closing and officially sold. This is a testament to her good work, perseverance, and patience."

– Shalini Mehta

" Thank you Jane Ellen!!! I really think you're great and I will be referring whenever possible to you! You are THE BEST!!!!! "

– Angie Lantagne

" JaneEllen was awesome! She was wonderful and went above in her help in finding us a place. . . She was the greatest! "

– Marie and Ruben McCann

" So thank you again for all of your help as the transition was seamless and the knowledge and sincerity you bring to your work should be applauded. This was a wonderful experience! I will certainly use you again!"

– Brett Terrell

" We couldn’t be more pleased with the service we received from JaneEllen. We have said many times, “we couldn’t have done this move without her.” She went above and beyond to see us taken care of. "

– Ginny and Jon Hornung