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Jane Manstof



Alexandria - Old Town Office

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

Jane is…enthusiastic, energetic and professional…and just as importantly, available when you need her. Presentation and pricing, with an eye on the bottom line, as well as skillful negotiation are vital assets Jane brings to each client’s transaction.

There’s nothing more valuable than a first impression! In 2003, Jane’s 1917 Rosemont home was published in Bungalow Nation, a book featuring the most characteristic bungalows from five of America’s most plentiful neighborhoods, including Alexandria, VA.  It is her ability to visualize a home’s full potential that allows Jane to expertly guide her sellers in the marketing of their homes.

Over thirty years of sales experience…Jane’s marketing and sales career took off in Denver, and catapulted her into the Cat & the Fiddle, a children’s store Jane owned and operated on Capitol Hill. The first Event Manager at the Watergate Hotel led Jane to become a consultant with Details, a boutique DC event company, and later to more than triple event sales as the Special Events Coordinator at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

A resident of Alexandria since 1984, Jane now has a grown son and daughter.  Along the way, she found time to be an active parent volunteer. When Jane is not in her garden, her energy is currently channeled into raising funds for an international non-profit working collaboratively with artists from Russia, as well as locally for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.

“My transition to real estate 13 years ago seems natural. I have been able to utilize my love of architecture and artistic talents as well as my marketing and sales background to create significant benefit for my clients.” 

Jane Manstof has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Jane joins more than 16,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

SRES Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 16,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.


Licensed In

  • Virginia


  • SRES® - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

" We would like to take this opportunity to let you know what a great experience we had working with Jane Manstof as we relocated from Raleigh NC to Northern Virginia this past summer. As with any relocation, we started off with logistical guidelines, housing requirements, and personal preferences for our new home. While the challenges of our search were ever evolving, and our priorities shifting as we became familiar with the real estate market in the area, Jane was always open to any new idea or decision-change we made. She quickly understood our bottom-line issues and what compromises we were willing to consider. We felt she searched out viable housing options for us, and never wasted our time by showing us properties that would not fit our needs. She was creative in her thinking, always honest in her evaluations, and we felt we were working with a real estate professional we trusted and believed had our best interests in mind. She was extremely flexible and accommodating while working with us. My husband was commuting back and forth from DC to North Carolina every weekend, and many times he asked Jane on short notice to show him an available house before he left on Friday night or on his way back up Sunday afternoon - which she was always able to accomplish. She also went above and beyond in her flexibility over the Fourth of July holiday and changed her vacation plans to show us houses when our relocation timetable accelerated and we needed to find a house ASAP. Once we put an offer on the house we eventually purchased, Jane was very proactive in advising us what issues to address before signing the commitment papers - issues for an older house that just we did not have on our radar screen. As a result, she prevented us from having to deal with some headaches that we would have found after our purchase. She did a great job negotiating with the seller's realtor and remaining professional when Steve and I were frustrated by his less than timely communication. Jane took the time and care to know her clients: our tastes, our priorities, and our areas of compromise. We would and will highly recommend her for her work ethic, professionalism, customer service, and interpersonal skills. "

– Jan and Steve Slaton

" Being a first-time home buyer, I knew nothing about the buying process. Jane spent 3½ hours on our first visit going over all the paperwork and breaking it down for me, then found a condo that perfectly fit my criteria in a gorgeous neighborhood (she knew well) with beautiful landscaping and friendly neighbors. I was surprised at how much time Jane invested in me to make sure I was happy with my first home-buying experience. We are in contact to this day. She even stops by to see how I am getting along. I would highly recommend Jane, knowing prospective home buyers will be in the best of hands. I am still thanking my colleague, Greg Preston, for referring Jane to me!"

– Brenda Edgerton

" I just want to express my deep gratitude for your assistance and hard work in selling my home. From our first meeting, you provided excellent guidance and advice. Your staging, suggestions and contacts with workmen were right on target. You went above and beyond the call of duty to make the house selling process painless! Due to your expertise, my house sold in one day! It would not have been possible to achieve a quick closing without your help. Your attention to detail kept the process on track. I would recommend you to any of my friends looking for a real estate agent. "

– Jane Nelson