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Jodie Burns


571.228.5790 (call or text)

Alexandria - Old Town Office

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions
Phone: 703-549-9292

A resident of the Washington DC metro area for over 20 years, Jodie entered the real estate business with an extensive background in event management and catering sales.  Her experiences in the service industry uniquely prepared her for her second career as a Realtor, which she believes is about customer service rather than making a sale.

After years of "setting the stage" for special events, Jodie continues to apply and hone these skills when working with sellers.  She knows that, in the current real estate climate, staging and fully preparing a property are essential prior to going on the market.  Jodie provides this service as an integral part of her listing package.  Combined with an ongoing analysis of market conditions and a detailed marketing plan, this allows Jodie to get a house sold quickly and profitably.

Jodie prides herself on keeping up to date with the latest trends, statistics and technology.  She also understands that, whether buying for the first time or the fifth, the process isn't just about business, it can be an emotional experience.  Jodie provides attention and guidance every step of the way, helping her clients to make educated decisions that are best for their unique situation.

Fiercely loyal, honest, and creative in helping buyers and sellers reach their goals, Jodie develops lasting relationships with her clients.  When she’s not working, Jodie keeps herself busy with her friends and family, and renovating their home in Hollin Hills.  She has a serious passion for food, wine, and entertaining stemming from her years in catering and the restaurant business.  She also strives to take as many yoga, dance and fine art classes as she can fit into her schedule.


·       mid-century modern and contemporary homes

·       staging and property preparation

·       military relocation professional

·       50+ clients

Affiliations and Accreditations:

·       BA, Linguistics, minor in Art History, Temple University, 1993

·       Top Producer, Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

·       Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

·       International Association of Home Staging Professionals

·       Accredited Staging Professionals

·       Senior Real Estate Specialist

·       Slow Food International

Volunteer Work

·       Park Warden, Hollin Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

·       Hollin Hills Neighborhood Greeter

·       Mount Vernon at Home


Licensed In

  • Virginia


  • ASP - Accredited Staging Professional
  • MRP - Military Relocation Professional
  • SRES® - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

" Jodie Burns is a true gem in the world of real estate. From the first meeting until the house was sold and settled, Jodie was the best. Totally honest in pricing the property. Great suggestions for inexpensive fixes and staging to make the house attractive. Excellent written marketing plan. Amazing ability to comunicate with prospective buyers. And did I say? She sold the house in less than a week. You can't ask for anything more!"

– Ken E.

" Jodie exceeded our expectations and we also believe her knowledge of Hollin Hills benefitted us greatly, as well. Jodie is extremely professional and is focused on the details, which is important to us. We closed in less than 30 days--can't ask for anything else. Job well done!"

– Tim D. & Jay P.

" My experience in recently selling the family home with Jodie Burns was amazing! She was able to come into the property and assess it quickly. I was provided with a detailed and easy to follow list of items to improve on the appearance of the house. Once complete, the house was photographed and quickly listed. Not only did she generate buzz beforehand about the property soon coming on the market but when it was listed, it took a total of FOUR days to sell at a price higher than the market comparable price initially asked. Jodie was available to answer the many questions that arose during the preparation process (complete with a list of local services to assist in the process) and ably guided me through the selling process right down to the final signing. Additionally, she was able to assist me with relocating after the sale which was something unexpected and done with good cheer with an ample selection of properties to view. She was pleasant and always available, thoughtful, sensitive to my requests and supportive during what can be a difficult process. I highly recommend Jodie Burns for your next real estate transaction."

– Brad F.

" A close friend suggested Jodie Burns as our listing agent. It was the best recommendation!! From the very first day, Jodie expertly analyzed both the market and buyer demographic, and adroitly staged the house for maximum visibility and sales potential. Throughout, she was accessible, straight-forward, and refreshingly honest. Halfway through, we moved from northern Virginia and relocated to our retirement home in Maui. Jodie did not miss a beat. Long distances and the 5-6 hour time difference did not impede either the selling process or her accessibility. The house received multiple bids and Jodie shepherded everything to a comfortable sale just a few weeks later. Selling or buying a home can be filled with anxiety. Jodie made the process work for us. It was a delightful experience -- all because of Jodie. We strongly recommend Jodie as your agent. You will enjoy it and then extend your recommendation to others. "

– Greg S.

" Jodie exceeded my already high expectations. She was fantastic! Enthusiastic, professional, insightful, empathetic, and intuitive. I was a first time home buyer with all those additional needs. Jodie is a dream agent! She could not have done a single thing to improve my experience. I am very grateful."

– Susan B.

" Jodie is a true asset to McEnearney. One of our neighbors (a good friend of mine) recommended her. She had lost money on her sale. "Why would you recommend her?" I asked. "Because she made a very stressful and difficult process easy and a pleasure." Wow! So true! Jodie is known for fair, accurate pricing which made a huge difference. She spent so much of her own time helping with staging to make my home perfect. It made all the difference! I couldn't appreciate her more. I hope McEnearney appreciates her, too!"

– Kathryn D.

" Above and beyond! Jodie Burns is an extremely professional and personable agent. She is a 10/10!"

– Kate T.

" Jodie was everything we could have asked for in an agent...professional and responsive. As first time buyers, she walked us through the buying process and made it as easy as possible for us. Jodie was always available to answer a question or follow up with a concern -- and there were many! It was a pleasure working with Jodie! "

– Maureen & Matt H.

" Jodie exceeded my expectations! As a first time home buyer I felt that the entire process was seamless. She explained everything! Very happy with how everything turned out!"

– Jennifer J.

" Moving to Northern Virginia from out of state with no chance to visit in advance because of the constraints of two young children was a challenge. Jodie worked with my wife and I to make the process much easier by sending listings ahead of the move and being available soon after arrival to look at properties. We wanted to close on the new house as soon as possible and Jodie's availability and prompt response to our many requests during negotiations made everything much easier. I plan to recommend Jodie to any friends moving to the Northern Virginia area. "

– Ian G.

" Jodie Burns exceeded our expectations. She really took the time to understand what we wanted in our new home. She always made herself available even in very short notice. She is one of the most professional people we have ever met. We will recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home without hesitation."

– Julian & Rosemary G.

" Having never sold a house we didn’t know quite what to expect. Jodie proved to be so knowledgable and conscientious that we were confident of her commitment to sell our house quickly and profitably. She is a pro! Sold in 20 days! We are very grateful to Jodie for being our realtor."

– Celia & Gary S

" Jodie was amazing! We have moved 13 times in the last 19 years and Jodie is our favorite thus far! I cannot think of anything she could have done to improve her service."

– AnnMarie & Dave O.

" Expectations exceeded! Communication was great! Jodie went the extra mile repeatedly to insure the house was in top-notch condition!"

– Carol A & Mikey Y

" After losing my husband in 2011, I no longer wanted to maintain my 50 year old house and yard. The experience of getting rid of goods, putting my house on the market, discovering that it was defective, was not at all pleasant. Jodie Burns was diligent and sympathetic. I value her relationship."

– Barbara S.

" We are very, very satisfied with the service we received from Jodie Burns. I would highly recommend her!"

– Tracy R

" Jodie was outstanding and guided us through the process out as we figured out our wants and needs. I will highly recommend her to others."

– Andy P & Dawn W

" After an exhausting list of homes Ashley and I found a house we loved and our offer on the house was accepted. A date for settlement was achieved that matched up perfectly with the start our new jobs but that date was soon pushed back for problem after problem. Thankfully Jodie was there to help us through the problems and explain what was going on. When you currently live over 100 miles from your new house it's hard to fully understand what is going on day to day. Jodie kept in constant contact and always let us know what was going on. She was able to handle every problem in a professional manner while keeping what was best for us in mind. When everything was said and done Ashley and I were very happy with our choice of Realtors and were glad to have gained a new friend in Jodie. She saved us many times."

– Steve U.

" In March, my husband found out he was being transferred to Great Britain with his work. At the time, we had a daughter in college in Washington DC who was preparing to transfer out of state, we had a home we'd been expecting to stay in for the forseeable future that we were sad we were going to have to sell, and a few weeks later, we learned that my mother passed away in her sleep in her home several hours away. It was a time of emotional upheaval, from the funeral for my mother and going through my duties as executor of her estate to getting residence visas for overseas to getting my daughter moved to Miami. Through it all, we were very glad we had Jodie Burns as our Realtor. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! Jodie had a sympathetic ear and an eye for what needed to be done to sell our home. There were two other homes for sale on the block we lived on, at the same time, but even with that and the difficult environment in the housing market this spring, along with all of the things we were dealing with at the same time in our personal lives, Jodie was a rock, and I mean that in the best way. Always nice, always on top of what was happening and what needed to happen. My husband was out of the country for the last month before our house sold - Jodie went to the closing with me. I felt like she'd been my friend and confidante for years. It was a great feeling. I'd recommend you call her. Nothing fazes her. She stays calm, and she makes it happen. "

– Robin B.

" In March, my husband Erik and I learned that we were expecting twins. This exciting news put us on the fast track for selling our beloved Old Town row house and buying something that could better accommodate four children. To the rescue to help with this overwhelming process was Jodie Burns. At an open house in early April we met Jodie, and within two weeks we had signed the listing agreement for our home. Jodie, seemingly, dropped everything else to get our house staged, photographed and on the market by within two weeks of meeting us. A nearly impossible feat, but one that paid off when multiple offers came in above asking price after one weekend. Buying went nearly as quickly and by mid-June we were settled in our new (and a bit larger) home in Alexandria. We can't thank Jodie enough for her tireless efforts to help the Milito family. "

– Beth M.

" Jodie Burns did an excellent job."

– Leonard M.

" Jodie is great! She is professional and nice."

– Ruth L.