Remodeling and Home Design
Testimonials
We pride ourselves at Holt for Homes on many years of dedicated service to our customers. We hold a flawless record with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Read below to see what others are saying!


Janet, I would like to thank you for being willing to work with me and for sending Laura my way. She was absolutely amazing and put forth such great effort and assured me that she would find me a home and she did, a beautiful one at that, I couldn't have asked for anything better. I had to go through the disappointments to get to the one that was meant for me which is far better than the other ones. Thank you so much!

Anna Stephen
February 2017


Janet exceeded all my expectations. She performed a fair and accurate appraisal of the property. She then offered some suggested improvements to the house and showed us the potential increase in value. There was no pressure. Janet left the decision to us. We decided to make the improvements. Within  two days of listing the house we had six offers. Because we listened to Janet's advice we sold the house for more than we originally thought. I highly recommend Janet Holt.

Don Bowler
Stafford
October 2016


Jennifer Church is the real estate agent to have fighting in your corner. She knows her stuff, and she knows how to get you where you need to be. Very professional, VERY hard working, and goes well beyond the call of duty. I would (and already have multiple times) recommend her to absolutely anybody looking for the creme dela creme in real estate representation.

Randy and Danielle Kitzmiller


Janet Holt is a wonderful broker/realtor! We met with her when we first considered selling our home and she provided great advice regarding pre-sale projects and staging tips. Janet sold our home within 24 hours of listing it! She helped manage every aspect of the sale, working with inspectors and others to make sure everything was done correctly and quickly. She also collaborated with our out of state realtor to make sure the selling of our home and our purchase of another stayed on schedule to protect our interests. She has the expertise, experience, and professionalism to do the job right. Plus, she has a wonderful personality and a calm demeanor that helps make the transactions seamless and stress free. Janet Holt works hard to get the job done right. Thanks Janet, for doing a great job for us. You're the best!

The Patons
Aquia Harbour
August 2016


Jennifer is a highly cognizant professional who always exercises a high level of professionalism and candor to get the job done and provide the customer with excellent real estate services.

Butch Hare


Janet is the best! Professional, thorough, follows thru, responds in a timely manner, and she is personable. Plus, she sold our house before it was listed!

Jim and Deb Johnson
Aquia Harbour
July 2016

If you are looking to buy or sell a home you should consider hiring Jennifer Church. She is an amazing professional. She goes above and beyond what is expected of a realtor. She found contractors to complete work on our home before it sold and was there to help us with our new home as well. She is responsive and replies to emails and voice mails promptly. We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor!

Lynne and Rick Fultz 


Jennifer Church is a wonderful realtor, I highly recommend her for your real estate needs. Whether you are buying or selling,Jen will work hard to get the job done. She is professional, knowledgeable, friendly,and listens to all of your real estate needs. I was very happy with the results she turned around for me, through my sale and my purchase!!!

Sara Seitner

 

Besides real estate, Janet Holt has impressive credentials in several complimentary fields including law and interior design, which is why we selected Janet. + Her interior design skills were definitely an asset in staging our house for sale. She has a good eye for color and placement and has a  supply of decorative items in her possession that she hauled over to ensure that our house would show well. Additionally, the video and pictures taken for advertising our house were professionally done. She is a hard worker and above all a nice person.

Randy and Barb Semper
Aquia Harbour
March 2016


We used Darlene Barber to both sell our home and purchase a new home.  She is very attentive, courteous and takes the time to listen to ensure you are getting what you ask for.  Darlene was very professional throughout our transactions but also has a great personal touch to make the experience much easier.
 
Justin and Hillary Moyer
2015

This was actually our second time working with Janet Holt. We initially chose Janet as our realtor when first attempting to sell our home back in 2009 and were impressed at the time with her knowledge and professionalism. Ultimately however we decided to rent out our property rather than keep it on the market, at which point Janet was able to pivot quickly and find us quality tenants. Not surprisingly, when we did ultimately decided to sell our home this past fall, we reached out to Janet once again. It turned out that our first positive experience was no fluke. Janet proved to be highly engaged from start to finish. She demonstrated a strong command of all details and was extremely fast at preparing documents and getting them pushed through the pipeline. She also proved to be an aggressive negotiator on our behalf when it finally came time to close. She wasn't timid about suggesting counteroffers, and her temerity paid off for us. Furthermore, because we live out of state, ours was a uniquely challenging sale. We had to rely heavily on Janet to interact with local contractors on our behalf, to stage the home, and to take care of various odds and ends (tending to a leaky pipe, etc.) that probably would have scared another realtor away. My wife and I don't normally hand out superlative reviews, but in Janet's case the 5 star ratings are well deserved. We highly recommend Holt for Homes to anyone who's thinking of buying/selling in the Stafford VA area.

Brandon and Cynthia Minnery
Stafford, VA
February 2016


Janet is a great realtor! Very knowledgeable! She is such a hard worker! Thank you for all your help in selling our home!

The Sherrys
Fredericksburg, VA
September 2015


Darlene Barber was awesome!  I wasn't really sure what I was looking for, but Darlene seemed to find it for me anyway. She was a joy to work with and if I ever sell my home, she will be the first person I call!

Ann Meyers
Summer 2015


If you want a Real Estate Agent that will work tirelessly on your behalf; you want Jennifer Church. She keeps up with the ever-changing housing market and makes suggestions about pricing that will bring many potential buyers in for a visit or two. She's personable, honest, hardworking and confident with great taste in creating curb appeal. With Jennifer's guidance, support and contractor connections, I was able to upgrade my house for an excellent price and sell it for a better than expected profit.

Danielle Lewis
Falmouth, VA
January 2016


Absolutely honest broker! We are working with Janet to buy and sell. She really does the homework on everything and as an attorney, knows things others do not know. Roofs, docks, bulkheads, piers, decks, ordinances, chimneys, negotiations, inspections, mold, permits, history of homeowners, storage, movers...you name it she is proactive and knowledgeable. When buying or selling you have a partner in your efforts. No waiting around for responses, emails or actions. Her research is thorough and she knows or finds all kinds of service providers to get the job done. This process is tough, exhausting and emotional and Janet has been cool and level headed in negotiation while warm and sensitive toward both the owners and sellers. Amazing Lady!


The Morrises
Fairfax Station, VA
August 2015


I've worked with Jen on two deals, and it has been great. She works hard, does her job and makes sure the clients are well taken care of. Jen is a hard worker and makes sure she does everything that needs to be done with excellent follow up skills. A Loan Originator's dream!
Gregry Carpenter
January 2016

Jennifer did a great job and got us a super deal on our new home. She was also very helpful in getting our old home rented out. Highly dependable and a great negotiator!

The Carpenters
November 2015

No words can express how blessed I am to have met Darlene! She was fantastic in keeping in touch with me over the months. I had house looking/buying on hold and then she was right there when I needed her, when the timing was perfect! Her encouragement, support, advice, true care and concern have been greatly appreciated. I felt like I was one of Darlene’s own when it came to her wanting the best for me and my family!

Annemarie Rinehults
Fredericksburg, VA
September 2015

Janet is a complete professional and made the fast sale of this house effortless and painless for me. It was a pleasure following her lead in all parts of this process, from deciding on the appropriate price point, staging and marketing the house, dealing with the paperwork and requests from the buyer, and right to the end of the process in meeting with the lawyer at closing. She had my house on the market and sold within 40 days! She has a wonderful innate sense of integrity, humor and ethics which is reflected in her handling of these proceedings. I highly recommend her to sell your home, and / or to help you buy a house (which she also did for me).

Debbie Ryan
Fredericksburg, VA
July 2015


Janet has been our “go-to” realtor for all of our Northern Virginia investment properties since 2003. Since then she has expertly handled numerous purchase, sale, and rental transactions for us. Janet knows the market and understands the numbers, and she gets the job done efficiently and dependably. You will not find a more professional or responsive realtor.

Mark Thompson, President
Cygnus Properties, L.L.C.
June 2015

Janet is a true professional dedicated to her clients. She has an extensive knowledge of the market place and worked tirelessly to ensure our home had maximum exposure in the marketplace. She went far beyond what was expected and I can best describe it by saying she sold our home as if it was her own. If you are buying or selling a home and seeking the best possible outcome, I strongly recommend you give Janet Holt a call.

Joe Sers
April 2015


I can whole heartedly recommend Jennifer Church as an agent! We were out of town sellers and Jennifer handled all the details as if we were there. She has giant sized negotiation skills and did not shrink from any duties that required finesse or due diligence. I will be forever impressed with her  ethics and intelligence in what turned out to be a quagmire of a sale. She never failed to make me smile and her advice was truthful and well thought out.

Lisa McKnight
April 2015

Janet is a true professional; she applied her talents through every stage of the sale. Her expertise helping us to identify and correct possible negatives with our property and to enhance the curb appeal, is likely the reason we were able to sell quickly, when similar properties weren't moving. We also bought a home through Janet, and the experience was also flawless.

The Gohmanns
April 2015


Thank you Janet for all your hard work in selling our home. From our first meeting to staging the house to final closing, you went above and beyond our expectations. It was a totally worry free process. We trusted you completely with your knowledge. Couldn't be happier! Thanks again.
 
Darren and Jeannie Saxton
Stafford, VA
March 2015

We just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you put into selling Mom's home, it didn't go unnoticed or unappreciated. You truly set the bar awfully high for all other realtors!!

Karen Pitts
Fredericksburg

I have worked with Janet Holt for many years; she is professional, conscientious and will always do what is best for her clients. I respect her integrity and her ever expanding knowledge about the real estate market. I would recommend Janet to anyone who is buying or selling a home in the Fredericksburg Region.

Laurie Newman
2014

Janet distinguishes herself by her hard work and thoroughness. She is beyond thorough in the market analysis she conducts for her buyers and sellers. She beautifully showcases clients' homes to prepare them for market. She will use her own furnishings to make a home look just right and she's not afraid to put on a pair of blue jeans and get to work to get a home ready for market. I would highly recommend Janet to buyers and sellers.

Bill Dawn
2014


Wendy and I would like to thank you for all you have done for us. You were awesome throughout the whole process! Again Thank You!

Carlos Dorsey
Fredericksburg
2013

Marsha & I both appreciate all you did to sell our home.  You worked hard, kept us well informed, and took appropriate action when required.  We'll certainly recommend you to all of our friends in Stafford.  Thanks again.

Col. and Mrs. A. Ponnwitz
Aquia Harbour
2013
 
 
Professional, persistent, and patient. This would never have happened without you.
Thanks Janet!
 
Martin & Ellen McDermott
Stafford Lakes
2013
 
 
Janet, we were truly impressed! Home buying & selling starts on-line and you did such a great job with the pictures and the video we know you understand modern house hunting. We really appreciate all you did to get our home to show so well and sell so quickly. We will gladly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Thanks!
 
G. & K. Park
Spotsylvania 2013
 
 

“Janet listened to what we wanted in our new home and helped us focus our search on houses that would meet our needs within our budget.  We are thrilled with our new home and loved working with Janet.  We recommended her to our son and daughter-in-law who were expecting their first child.  They were quickly able to find the right home and get the nursery ready in time for the new arrival.   Thanks, Janet!”

Susan
Fredericksburg 2012

 
 
After working with Janet Holt, customers will come to realize that the first three rules of real estate arereally your real estate agent, your real estate agent, and your real estate agent. Janet’s professionalism was evident at our first meeting. She arrived promptly with a folder detailing her approach to marketing a property. She had done her research and was obviously very knowledgeable about the area. Her advice and skillful staging of our home helped showcase it to stand out. Integrity is extremely important in a home buying/selling relationship. Janet was always truthful with us, and we appreciated her honesty. Knowing that our agent was giving us all the facts was a comfort in a sometimes confusing and stressful process. Whenever we had questions for Janet, she replied promptly. She kept us apprised of the progress and helped to smooth the way. Her vivacious personality was a wonderful asset during the process. The best thing about selling our home was Janet Holt- our terrific real estate agent, our excellent real estate agent, and our superior real estate agent.
 
Paula M. Parsick
Aquia Harbour
September 2012
 
 
 
Janet, we can’t thank you enough for making the sale of our Dad's home a painless transaction.  We had visions of this dragging on for months and are so grateful for your help and expertise.  I will certainly recommend you to anyone in the area.
Thank you!
 
Peggy Doty
Fairfax September 2012
 

Even before we had committed to using Janet's services she walked through our house advising on what to do to make the house show at it's best (furniture to remove, painting, color schemes.)  When our work was finished she staged the house, had it photographed, and put it on the market.  We had a contract in three days!  It wouldn't have happened without her.

 And Janet, we mean it!  We can't say enough.

Thanks again
Janet and Terry Breithaupt
AquiaHarbour, Stafford June 2012  

 
 My fiancé and I have absolutely no regrets in choosing Janet as our realtor. She is personable, dedicated, persistent, and extremely knowledgeable. She comes highly recommended, especially for a first time home buyer. She makes sure to cover all bases and to be as informative about the home buying process as possible. Everytime I hear someone mention buying or selling a home, I make it a point to go out of my way to mention her name. It is to your advantage to have someone like Janet on your side.

Ashtyn Campbell

Fredericksburg 2012

 

 

Dear  Janet,

Thank you so much for the supreme work you did, and you have the greatest team. Again, thank you -We are delighted!  

 Sincerely, Jun Barn

North Stafford 2011

 

Janet, We don't know how to say thank you! Those simple words don't seem to do justice for all you have done for us.  Your time, attention and patience have been invaluable. We are so blessed to have had you to wade through this with us!
 
Lee-Ann and Buzz Forsythe

Fredericskburg 2011

 

 

 

Janet is absolutely amazing!   I never thought my husband or I would say this about a realtor, but this realtor earned and deserved every penny of her commission!  She is the hardest working person I’ve ever met.  She gave an honest assessment of the prospects, made the house look like a model home (not the easiest thing to do),  had an open house serving delicious HOT foods, and within 4 weeks we had a contract!!  And, on top of it all, she is also a great, positive person.  I’ve made a wonderful friend.  Give Janet your listing and LISTEN to her!  You WILL get results!

 Heijin McIntire

Stafford Lakes 2010

 

Janet,

 Just wanted to thank you for your professional assistance in selling our home.  You conducted your business with warmth.  We felt like we during dealing with a friend more than an agent. We go to closing on our new home in 3 weeks. We are thrilled and wanted to acknowledge that it all started with you.  So, once more, thank you.

 Sincerely,

Joanne & Walt Perron

Aquia Harbour 2010

 

Janet,
Lisa and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your guidance and support as we went through the process of selling our house in a very tough market.  We have moved eight times over the years and have owned several homes.  In the process of buying and selling those homes, we never encountered an agent as talented and dedicated as you.  Your combination of education, experience, professionalism, and personal approach were truly the best we have seen and it made all the difference in the world.  Your pricing of our property was perfect and you helped us navigate the contingencies involved amazingly well.  We simply couldn’t have asked for more.

 If life brings us back to the Stafford area, you will be the first call we make!

 Thanks Again,

Chase and Lisa McCown

North Stafford 2010

 

Janet,

 We can't thank you enough for all you have done to make this house our new home! We have worked with and known a lot of realtors, but you are top notch! Your customer service is perfect. We will reccomend you to everyone we know!

Thank you so much,

The McCreadys

Fredericksburg City 2009

 
 

 "As first time home buyers we felt at ease working with Janet. She competently, assertively, and caringly helped us find the right home in the right neighborhood. Her vast professional knowledge and her natural ability to sense what we were looking for made the process a smooth one. We knew we were in good hands from the first meeting to the phone call checking in on us in our new home.  Thanks, Janet!

- Jon and Melissa Ward"

Spotsylvania County

 

 "Recently I put my home on the market.  I tried to sell it myself, but after eight months of dealing with shoppers, I gave Janet a call.  Despite the down-turn in the local housing market, Janet had a firm offer in my hand in less than three weeks.  I've worked with other realtors over the past twenty-five years, but I've never seen as much effort put into marketing a home as I witnessed when I signed up with Janet.  After the buyers and I agreed on a contract, the process was pretty much on autopilot for me.  Janet contacted contractors for quotes, helped me make a selection, and met them at the house (so I didn't have to).  She also worked out all the details with what turned out to be very fickle buyers.  Even with all the buyer-induced hiccups, Janet made sure that we closed on schedule.

  -Todd Hanson"

North Stafford