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Jill Lapides

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Jill Lapides helps clients navigate the often daunting selling and buying process with compassion, integrity, efficiency, and a strong attention to detail. A licensed MD and DC realtor, she brings 35+ years of experience and an extensive knowledge of the area's market to the table.

After earning her master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University, she managed the site selection for new nursing care facilities up and down the East Coast. She was also an “affordable housing grant writing consultant” for the Enterprise Foundation.

Putting her clients’ best interests front and center, Jill goes above and beyond to ensure her clients understand every aspect of the process with a sense of ease, autonomy, and confidence. Passionate about helping and connecting with others, she serves a diverse client-base of all ages. She especially enjoys assisting senior citizens and their families face the practical but emotional decisions related to downsizing, estate sales, and residential care needs. Jill offers a wealth of age-specific expertise and knowledge and brings a heightened sensitivity, empathy, and the logistical know-how to make these sometimes difficult life transitions as painless as possible.

When Jill is not helping people sell or buy a home, she cherishes time spent with her husband, three adult children, and friends. She views volunteerism as a way of life. She frequently helps raise money for non-profit organizations and aids individuals who struggle with affordable housing needs or finding jobs. In her quiet moments, Jill enjoys gardening, reading, walking, sewing, traveling, listening to music and attending concerts and theater.





“Jill Lapides navigated our home sale quickly and efficiently during very difficult times with COVID-19. Her advice on how to achieve a quick sale was right on point. Her valuation of the house was on target as well. I happily recommend her without reservation!”

“Jill Lapides was attentive, prompt, responsive and generally an A plus realtor. She stayed with me from beginning to settlement. She was always available by phone and E-mail, and cared a lot about how I was holding up throughout the process. Jill is easy to talk to and knowledgeable about the real estate profession. I would easily recommend Jill to anyone buying or selling a property. She clarified anything I was confused about and made the process as painless as possible. She sold my condo in one week. I was afraid it would take months to sell, but Jill found the buyer and stayed with them as she guided them throughout the buying part and guided me throughout the seller's side. I had no idea that selling a property could be so painless and it was all because of Jill.”

“Jill was amazing from start to finish in what was a very complex, drawn-out home sale. She was patient yet tough when the situation called for it. She made sure that the closing was as smooth as possible. I highly recommend her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jill!”

“Jill came highly recommended, and my wife and I are so glad to have worked with her! Throughout the process of buying our new home, Jill took the time to know what the most important items for us in a new home. Once she had that information, she used her deep knowledge of the entire area to focus our search. Jill then went above and beyond to find new listings. Jill’s patience and perseverance helped us move into a home that we love! Even after moving in, Jill remained diligent to ensure we were all settled in. We cannot recommend Jill enough!”

“Jill helped me sell my parents’ house. She understood our needs and addressed all of our concerns. She was with us every step of the way, helping us troubleshoot when issues arrived. She is an advocate for her clients. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable. “

“Jill helped me sell my parents’ house. She understood our needs and addressed all of our concerns. She was with us every step of the way, helping us troubleshoot when issues arrived. She is an advocate for her clients. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable.”

“I cannot say enough good things about Jill! She helped us buy our new home and sell our old one (and decide how to juggle doing both - a6-month process). She was no pressure AND no-nonsense at the same time. The most important thing I wanted in an agent was integrity. She is the real deal on that count. She's very experienced with the Columbia area, has excellent contacts, and keeps up with the changes in both the community as well as the real estate business. She will do all she can to keep you informed and happy!”

“Jill was outstanding. Nothing else can describe her efforts, professionalism, efficiency, responsiveness, advocacy on my behalf, knowledge of the area's market, graciousness, intelligence, communication ability, and thoroughness. WENT ON SALE ON A SATURDAY AND SOLD WITHIN 10 DAYS. She knows what she is doing. I would recommend her to everyone.”

“Jill helped us purchase a home in Ellicott City earlier this year. We were new to Maryland and honestly could not have done it without Jill! She was absolutely wonderful to work with and we cannot recommend her strongly enough! Jill is extremely patient, kind, diligent, and knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond what is expected of a real estate professional. ”

“We have known Jill for over a decade as she was the property manager for the house she helped us sell this year. As our listing agent and property manager Jill was ever helpful, responsive, and diligent. Jill was also very patient and thorough in dealing with the challenges of owners/ sellers living several time zones away. We valued Jill’s counsel and insight into the market. Jill worked closely with us in the final days of the sale to smooth out the inevitable last- minute hiccups. We could not recommend her more highly.”

“I have known Jill for years - she has always been the "go to" person when I needed recommendations for different things. This was my first experience using her as an agent and I cannot say enough good things about her. I was selling my mother's condo which was an emotional experience. Jill was efficient, encouraging and respectful. Everything went faster than I anticipated (as Jill predicted.) She handled everything with extraordinary skill and effectiveness.”

“Could not say more positive things about Jill! She helped us to both sell a home and to purchase a new home. We were on a tight schedule, with plans to get the existing home on the market by Memorial Day and to close on a new home before the start of the school year, so we could enroll our child in kindergarten on time. I don't think anyone else could have helped us to maneuver through so much in so little time. Her availability and knowledge are stellar! ”

“Jill was our buyer’s agent when we purchased a house in Ellicott City and was then our selling agent when we sold our previous house in Baltimore City (Pigtown/Washington village). We loved working with Jill and have already recommended her to several of our friends. Even though it is generally in an agent’s interest to get a deal done fast, Jill always put our interests first, and steered us away from houses that would not have been a good fit for us. She was a tough negotiator on our behalf. She was also responsive, a pleasure to work with, and extremely helpful in putting us in touch with contractors (roof, paint, chimney, flooring, staging, etc.). In the sale of our previous house, there were several issues we needed to address in response to the home inspection, and Jill was extremely helpful in arranging contractors to get the work done in time for closing.”

“Jill has an amazing understanding of the entire housing market and real estate transactions. She not only found the perfect house, but she then found everything wrong with it during our home inspection and got the sellers to fix everything, provide receipts and get the safety issues re-inspected. She had our best interests at heart every step of the way. She made the paperwork a breeze, and just when we thought she had done everything, she got the sellers to provide their title insurance policy, saving us over $600 at closing. She is worthy of 6 stars, but 5 is the limit!”

“I have worked with Jill on several occasions and I couldn't feel more reassured by her knowledge and diligence. My most recent transaction was less than ideal. There was an issue during inspection that involved mechanics that were no longer in production due to major danger factors, but the owners of said mechanics had not been notified. Jill had the resources to have the problem addressed and replaced in a very timely fashion. Jill's efficiency and proficiency shielded me from an overwhelming situation.”

“From the initial interview, to our closing, Jill provided a mature, knowledgeable approach to preparing our home for listing and selling. She provided us with services that helped us in decluttering, painting and yard work that primed the house for sale. She ensured that all forms were properly prepared and even arranged for us to sign the sale documents prior to our out of town move. Highly recommended.”

“Jill is the consummate professional. During a difficult time for me after my mother's death, she made it easy for me to sell her condo. Her incredible expertise and knowledge of the local market were matched by her responsiveness and kindness. I could not have asked for more, and I highly recommend Jill to everyone!”

“Jill Lapides knows how to make things happen. She has a quiet demeanor, but don’t be fooled. I was paying a mortgage and condo fees, in addition to rent for an apartment. Jill marshalled her resources and the condo was prepared for showing. Jill listed it and within a few short days it sold. If you are planning to buy or sell a property, it would be a mistake not to work with Jill. She was extremely responsive and helpful, patiently answered my questions through a complicated process.”

“We don't know what we would have done without Jill, who works a lot with the 55+ community. Our move needed to be accomplished in less than six months. Jill helped us manage the renovation of our 40 year old home which really needed a face lift. She did a fantastic job; the improvements were beautifully done, on time and on budget! All of this hard work translated into us meeting our goals - getting our home sold quickly and for top dollar. The house was under contract in a week and settled in about 3 weeks. Jill pushed hard for us. She proved to be an extremely skilled negotiator and guided us well, making our interests her top priority. There were some last minute settlement challenges; if it weren't for her at settlement, the settlement itself might have been delayed. Jill went above and beyond the call of duty from the beginning to the end of the transaction. The bottom line about Jill Lapides: With her integrity, knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the real estate business, she helped us through one of the most difficult transitions of our lives. We are grateful that we found her and would highly recommend her to anyone!”

“This house sale represents the third real estate transaction we've had with Jill. (She represented us as our agent when we bought this house - as a new build in a new community in 2009 - and also represented us in the sale of our old house at that time.) Jill has, in a word, been simply spectacular. She took the time to get to know our preferences and concerns, explained often arcane details of the community, the real estate sales and purchase processes, and responded to our (often panicked!) calls for help and information calmly and promptly. Her extensive set of trusted professionals (contractors, repair people, stagers, organizers) were as competent and engaging as she is, taking care of everything that arose as we transited this often complex process. We couldn't imagine handling a real estate transaction without her”

“What can I say about Jill? She didn’t sell my “house”; she helped guide me through the arduous and daunting task of converting my home into a wonderful, inviting, and special place for the next family to grow and enjoy. Jill took charge (as an experienced and relentless expert) in managing the transformation from roof to basement, coordinating roofers, kitchen/floor/painters, inspectors, downsizers (a lot had to go), and gardeners/property management experts. And she did it all with a gentle, honest, respectful, and guiding manner, without patronizing or unwarranted compromise. She really knows the community and fair and dependable collaborators. I can’t say enough good things. Jill seemed to take this personally, and it made all the difference. After nearly a year of preparation, I was amazed at how fast the house sold. I am indebted to her in making this work for all – seller and buyer alike.”

“If you want an experienced professional to sell your house, you should contact Jill! We had been living in our dream house for 20 years, and the time had come to downsize. There were so many reasons to move on, but loving our customized house made it difficult to go. Jill walked us through the process and guided us every step of the way. Her process allowed us to start detaching ourselves from our house. She staged our home and we had a contract within a week of it being listed. We had first time buyers who had a lot of questions about buying a 20 year old house. Jill fielded these questions without us needing to get involved. When we needed to have some minor repairs, she knew professionals who did a great job at a fair price in a timely manner. When we underestimated the amount of time we needed to move, she had movers at our house in less than 2 hours. Anytime we needed something, or ran into a snag, she was there with a quick solution. So, if you want a really great agent - contact Jill. We are so glad we did.”

“My wife and I just used Jill to help us find our home in Howard County. Jill was absolutely fantastic to work with. She is passionate about finding the right situation for her clients--even if that means more work for her. She is incredibly detail oriented which was helpful as first time home buyers. Jill wants her clients be in a home that they love, in their price range and for their lifestyle. Jill's attention to detail also protects her clients from the 'small' things that could add up to becoming big things. We would highly recommend her to anyone.”

“What Jill was and is able to do for her clients is to clarify and describe each step of the listing and selling process, so that a large laundry list of tasks becomes very doable. She works as hard with you as she expects you to work with her; and the result is SUCCESS. The sale of our home is Howard County, MD was an extremely challenging sale. Undaunted by the challenges, Jill set to work perfecting the listing, getting the staging and photos done, and generating the foot traffic necessary for the sale to occur. Jill is extremely professional, a constant listener, and a proactive advocate for the sale of your home. She made the entire experience one that I can look back on with comfort and satisfaction. Trust me she is the best!!”

“Ms. Lapides sold two homes and bought two homes for us. We have always been pleased with her complete understanding of the process. She moved things through for us very quickly and was extremely accommodating with our schedules. She also has always been right on the money in terms of market expectations. My mother is experiencing so many difficulties with her realtor and I couldn't identify at all with her complaints of her agent. Jill is a real person. She has her client's best interest at heart which is why we will keep using her services!”

“Jill Lapides is the most wonderful and patient Realtor you could ever have. We are so lucky to have gotten to know her.”

“In this day and age of the death of Customer Service, engage Jill as your Realtor and you'll regain faith that truly great customer service still exists. You will find a person who will listen to your wants and needs and go the extra 100 miles to find you the home and neighborhood of your dreams, within budget.“

“My wife and I have purchased two homes with Jill. If we ever move, we will buy a third with Jill. On our last foray to sell and buy, she helped us in a down market, listed our last home, staged it and produced three offers in 5 days.”

“Jill has the patience of Job. She showed my wife and I over 70 homes before we decided on new construction for home #71. She was great in dealing with the developer, the builder and advised us regarding custom home building. “

“We love Jill and would highly recommend anyone see her out, use her services and get to know her. She is literally the Best!!!”

“A couple of years ago, I approached Jill with a set of pressing needs. I had just landed a new job that was 40 miles away from my old house, a miserable drive through Washington DC traffic. This was complicated by an old house that needed work plus a handicapped spouse who needed to be in a more accessible living space. To her credit, Jill took on the challenges of finding us the right new home as well as working with us to get the old house ready for sale and selling it as well. In a matter of weeks she'd found us the perfect house, convenient to both our jobs; and six months later, she handled listing our old house - it sold in a matter of weeks for a great price. Jill is a real treasure - she knows the real estate business cold, has a great sense of how to match prospective properties to buyers, and is congenial and accommodating throughout what can often be a stressful process When we or anyone in our circle of family and friends want to sell or buy real estate, she'll be the first person we call.”

“If you are in a position of having to sell your home, I highly recommend Jill Lapides of Remax100 in Howard County, MD. Due to a family member passing away, I was suddenly thrust into a position of having to sell a home. What made this so difficult was that the home was in Maryland and I was in another state. “

“Ms. Lapides not only helped me sell the home, she helped me prepare the home for market. This included converting the private septic system to a public sewer in a very short time frame as well as coordinating other repairs in order to bring the home into a marketable condition. Under normal circumstances this is helpful, but when you are an out-of-towner, this is priceless help. She guided me through a complex process with a lot of patience, compassion and the high level of integrity.”

“In choosing Ms. Lapides, you would be picking a very professional, highly ethical and competent agent. I highly recommend her.”

“It is my pleasure to recommend Jill Lapides as a real estate agent for the excellent job she did selling my mother’s home. Jill completed the sale of my childhood home within weeks of the listing, and she did it all with the utmost integrity and competence. Jill had expert advice on every component of the sale which I followed to great success. She also had access to a large and specialized group of consultants/workmen, all of whom completed their work on time, according to budget and of the highest quality. She made smart decisions based on her sophisticated understanding of the market, and I grew to trust her judgment implicitly. For anyone dealing with a home sale as part of an estate, Jill’s services are unique and unmatched. Jill’s colleague Eileen, was so incredibly helpful in going through my childhood home and the home in which my parents lived for 45 years, that I would recommend hiring Jill in an instant to have the help of the Jill/Eileen team. Eileen sorted through every room and every item with more attention and detail than I could muster by organizing a lifetime of belongings and even finding a treasured historic memento I feared had been lost. Eileen sold or donated items my family no longer wanted, always consistent with and respectful of our values and always with an eye toward maximizing our profit. Jill Lapides is smart, savvy and ethical, and no one will work harder for the sale of your home. She is a true professional, and I highly recommend her as a real estate agent.”

“Jill has been our "go to" Realtor for over 10 years. During that time she has flawlessly handled the listing and sale of four homes for us. Jill's in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry, coupled with her dedicated support to us, made all transactions go through quickly and efficiently. We'd recommend Jill to any potential clients without hesitation. If and when it’s time to sell our current home we would not consider listing with anyone other than Jill Lapides”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Jill. She is methodical, honest, and takes care of all of her clients like family. She made sure we never had to wonder about anything, because she is so detail oriented. It is a relief to have a realtor working so hard for you. She is still following up after the sale and I know she becomes friends with the people she sells to. My experience was outstanding, and we have recommended friends to her and their experiences have been the same.”

“Jill has represented me in three transactions: the purchase of a rental property in 2005, rental of the property, and the sale of that property this year. In each case I was delighted that she was representing me. Jill is highly knowledgeable, dogged in her attention to detail, and relentless in holding all of the parties to the transaction -- appraisers, inspectors, lenders, title agents, other agents, and me -- to completing our actions correctly and on schedule. She took pains to ensure that I understood every aspect of what can be a complicated and time-consuming process. She maintained contact through e-mail and phone calls, and she was unfailingly prompt in replying to my questions.”

“I bought my first home about 18 months ago, and was more than a little intimidated by the whole process. Additionally, my elderly mother would be living with me, so there were special accessibility issues that I was looking for as well. Because of Jill Lapides' expertise, professionalism, optimism and determination, I'm now living in the absolutely perfect home for me and my family. Although Jill is based in Columbia, she made herself available to come to Annapolis whenever a potential home came on the market. Her knowledge of the local neighborhoods was invaluable (Jill is a native Annapolitan), and she thoroughly researched prospective homes and neighborhoods before presenting them. Jill's 30 years of real estate experience gives her wonderful insight as to property values, and, coupled with her excellent negotiating skills, are tools she uses to her clients' best interests and benefits. “

“From a personal standpoint, Jill never made me feel as if my demands were excessive or insignificant. She always had time for my phone calls and emails. As a result, I knew that my finding the right home was more than just another sale for her. She treated my and my mother's needs seriously, and gave us honest evaluations of each property we looked at as though she was purchasing it for herself. When we found the right home for us (at the right price), she even helped find qualified and reasonably priced craftsmen to do some renovations prior to our moving in. I have already recommended Jill to friends looking to buy a home in the Baltimore/Washington area and surrounding counties, and will continue to do so. Jill works hard for her clients, and frequently goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of those of us lucky enough to have her as a real estate agent.”

“Jill has been instrumental in purchasing our home. It took more than a year to look for a home but we finally made it with Jill. It was great working with her and if I have a chance to recommend her to anyone, I do. If there were 6 stars, I would wholeheartedly give here all the stars.”


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