Jay Portlance
Jay Portlance
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About Me

My success in real estate is attributed to experience, professionalism, and commitment to service in an area in which I enjoy living. Helping individuals find the right property is my strongest value.

With extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and the local marketplace, I take pride in my attention to detail and put all of my efforts into understanding your needs.  I constantly educate myself on the latest trends in the marketplace, as it is my goal to be able to provide you with top-notch service, all the time.

Buying or selling your home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and I would love to help you find the communities and properties which suits you best.  Should you also need help valuing and selling your home, I would be honored to help.

With me, you will be able to find everything you need to buy or sell a home, as well as learn about the market value of homes in the area. Please contact me today so that together we can begin this exciting journey. I look forward to servicing all of your real estate needs.

Customer Ratings

Jay Portlance has been rated by 31 customers


“Jay was super responsive to my obsessive questions and micromanaging and always very patient, clear, concise, and fun. He made the process easy and we highly recommend him.”
Danelle Fortune, Alexandria VA (Seller)
“Jay was fantastic! We’re very happy with our new home. ”
Riley, Washington, D.C. (Buyer)
“Jay did an excellent job! I had gone through 3 other realtors that were just not the right fit and didn't seem to want to work for my interests. My buying experience was filled with obstacles from the beginning. HOWEVER, at every obstacle Jay had a solution or a suggestion on how to overcome. Which is something that really impressed me no deal is ever perfect. But Jay worked his ass off to make this happen for us and we are grateful. I highly recommend Jay to any looking for a new home or to sell. Thanks JAY! ”
DC, Dickerson MD (Buyer)
“Jay was awesome! Unfortunately, I decided to list my place right before the pandemic which caused the property to sit for a few weeks while everything was locked down. However, due to Jay's keen sense of the market, he was able to secure a full price offer despite the time on market once things opened back up. He was always responsive, easy to reach, and punctual. I'm really pleased with Jay's insight, communication, and customer service and I highly recommend him.”
Justin Bellow, Washington DC (Seller)
“We knew Jay personally and knew he would do a great job. Jay did a great job from start to finish. Couldn't be better Very attentive service”
Tom Newman, Portland, Maine (Seller)
“Jay was excellent! Following a brief pre-approval challenge, he quickly adjusted strategy and facilitated our new search. His objective approach, despite COVID-19 challenges, was unparalleled. So satisfied that chose him to rent our DC condo. Great agent with whom you can have an open, honest, and fact based conversation. He is a customer focused and informed agent. An asset in our home buying venture.”
Luis E Luy. Manassas, VA (Buyer)
“Jason Portlance was responsive from the get-go. He was very accommodating to our busy schedules, and always took time to follow-up with us after viewing homes. Once he got a good sense of what we were looking for, he'd send us a daily roll-up of potential homes to review at the end of our days. We really enjoyed looking through all the options Jason would send. Jason helped us stay positive in the very competitive DC housing market, and helped us secure an excellent home inspector when we keyed in on the house we really wanted. This was key to evaluating our options, understanding what we were looking at, and ensuring we got the best deal possible during the purchase negotiations. We especially appreciated Jay's expertise in negotiations: he successfully negotiated with the sellers to complete the home improvement items necessary to secure our financing. Jason's home-grown knowledge of the DC/MD/VA area played a key role in helping us find a home in a lovely neighborhood, with a reasonable commute, without breaking our budget. We enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to our friends.”
S & Y, Washington, D.C. (Buyer)
“Jason was super responsive and supportive throughout my real estate journey!”
Hall Wang & DC (Seller)
“Jay was an incredible asset for my first time condo purchase. There were several hurdles during the process and Jay's assistance really improved my experience and helped with my anxiety.”
Will Mackenzie, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Jay was excellent. Knew what we wanted right away and worked with us from out of town to get a head start on the home buying process before we even arrived. He clearly knows the area well, and was very patient with us at first time homebuyers. Also very knowledgeable about the VA loan process and always available to answer questions. Truly a pleasure to work with him.”
Zoe, Washington, DC (Buyer)
“Jay is extremely patient; much needed for the stress of downsizing. He anticipated our needs and lent a helping hand. What a great guy!”
Susan, DC (Seller)
“Jay Portlance was wonderful to work with, from start to finish. I had expected to choose another realtor, but interviewed Jay based on a strong recommendation from a neighbor. His insights and thoughtful approach to pricing strategy impressed me, and after careful consideration I selected Jay instead. No regrets! My condo was at a “difficult” price point and I expected that it might take a while to sell. I wanted to price it right at the outset and then wait for the right buyers. Jay helped me find that reasonable asking price and then hung in there with me until those right buyers appeared. His marketing skills were stellar, and he was masterful at working with potential buyers. He could not have been more supportive and helpful. I’ve bought and sold a lot of homes in the past 40+ years, and would recommend Jay without any reservations. ”
Pam H, Washington DC (Seller)
“Jay expertly handled a long distance sale for us that involved quite a bit of effort to get the place ready for sale. He arranged for all the work and checked in every step of the way to keep us informed and involved to the extent we wanted to be. He accurately estimated the value of the property and helped us get a fair price in a timely manner. I highly recommend him!”
Diana Spranklin, CT (Seller)
“Jay Portlance worked with us to understand our wants/needs and get us into a new home of our dreams. When there were contract delays that had us nervous and concerned, he was more than available and willing to ease our minds and conduct plenty of follow up. Jay and his team made it an exciting, memorable, and positive experience. His communication, knowledge, and customer service are why I'll refer him to others! ”
Courtney - Gambrills, MD (Buyer)
“I can’t stress enough how professional and trustworthy Jay has been throughout my entire purchasing process. He truly has gone above and beyond in every aspect of this purchase and his knowledge of the local area and resources has been invaluable. I never once doubted that my offer was in the best of hands and I absolutely will recommend him to anyone looking to sell or purchase in the area in the future. Thanks!”
Meredith, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Jay has a intimate knowledge of numerous neighborhoods within Washington, DC and was able to guide us through the process with ease. He was accessible day and night and always able to answer questions regarding any aspect of the process. He made the purchase stress-free.”
Rob A - Washington, DC (Buyer)
“Jason was great. He was professional, knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with. I would highly recommend him to other buyers. ”
Faye, Washington DC (Buyer)
“Jay has excellent personality and wide amount of knowledge of real estate business. He made my purchase process feel safe and a right decision. He always answered all of my questions promptly. Jay goes over and beyond to make sure customers are taken care off. I remember multiple times when I had panic attack during my purchase and jay was able to calm me down and reassure that I will be taken care off, even when jay was admitted in to ICU for a short duration. Jay makes customers feel like they are family of century 21 and family is always taken care off under his supervision.”
S Soni, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Jay Portlance is the epitome of what one wants in a realtor. He exudes honesty, integrity and energy. Jay was incredibly efficient and responsive. I highly recommend him.”
Kathleen Sullivan-Baker Alexandria (Buyer)


Active Listings

Sold By Jay Portlance

$342,000 | 2 Beds | 1.5 Baths
288 N ST SW
$627,500 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths
310 N ST SW
$425,000 | 2 Beds | 1 Baths

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