Jennifer Ley

Jennifer Ley

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 2003-2006, 2008, 2011-2019

NJ REALTORS® Distinguished Sales Club®


Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Staging


Parsons School of Design - Post Graduate Studio Work, Fine and Studio Arts

University of Wisconsin-Stout - Bachelor of Arts, Arts Education

Client Testimonials

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"If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Bloomfield/Montclair/Glen Ridge area, look no further than Jennifer. She is a local to the area with a ton of knowledge of the market, as well as a trusty team to help you with your home hunting. We were first time buyers and she really helped us throughout the process from looking at homes all the way through to closing. Also, when things got tricky in negotiations, she handled it like a pro and kept things moving along smoothly. Jennifer is a true gem and we definitely recommend you give her a call to discuss your home buying needs." - Fiona

"I have been fortunate to know Jennifer for over 16 years from when she helped me find and buy my first home. Jennifer has since been instrumental in selling that home, purchasing two since. She embodies all of the traits essential in a great realtor: deep knowledge, great instincts and most of all patience! I have and will continue to recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to buy or sell in our area." - Patrick

"Jen was hands down the only reason we survived the selling and buying process. She was honest, knowledgeable and held our hands when it was needed. Jen made us feel like we were the only clients in a crazy busy market and did everything she could to benefit us." - Liz

"Jennifer couldn't have been more thorough, responsive, detail oriented, or pleasant to work with." - Eva

"Jennifer was a joy to work with. She was patient and thoughtful and considerate of our needs. She never pushed an agenda and was happy to help us explore our new town at our pace. She was recommended to me by a good friend for good reason." - Cassidy

"Jen is a wealth of knowledge! She stuck with us for a long time before we finally were able to buy our dream home! She helped us get in to the house early before the open house and helped us make an offer that was realistic for the market. She also helped us when it came time to rent our condo. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking in the Montclair area." - Aliza

"Jennifer made the process of renting our condo and buying our house stress free and painless! She is professional and very knowledgeable! An absolute pleasure to work with!" - Mary Jane

About Jennifer
Jennifer moved to the East coast from the wilds of Wisconsin when she was a slip of a girl, threw her hat in the air under the Washington Square arch and by 1994 had made her way to Montclair. An artist, filmmaker and former ad producer (clients included Chanel, Revlon and Estee Lauder) she chose to shift her business focus to real estate in 2002 and never looked back.

She is a fearless negotiator and will be your best advocate.

Securing the best outcome for her clients, whether they be first-time buyers, home owners transitioning between two properties or heirs seeking to net the best result when selling a family home, is Jennifer's top priority. She is a firm believer in a business-for-good model to underpin all her actions, and her many repeat customers speak volumes when it comes to the results she's produced and the trust her clients place in her.

A veteran of great markets and more challenging times, she knows that keeping a close eye on all the steps involved in her clients’ transactions is essential to make sure they achieve their goals.

As an active supporter of the arts, Jennifer serves on the Art Committee for the Montclair Art Museum, co-chairs their Friends of Native American Art Forum and serves on the screening committee yearly for the Montclair Film Festival. She loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for all things “Montclair” with urban transplants as well as the “how to” of making that transition work best. After living in the Village, then in downtown Jersey City before landing here in 1994, Jennifer truly appreciates both close proximity to the city and the benefits of the urban/suburban environment Montclair offers. Her husband Kit, a chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, commutes 5 times a week, so she is well versed on all the transportation options, pros and cons.

And, if you have ever considered owning investment/vacation property from a host perspective, Jennifer is an AirBNB Superhost and can offer you the experience and insights gleaned over her past 9 years managing a 130 year old, restored adobe casita in Santa Fe, NM as a profitable vacation rental.

Now joined at Compass by her long time friend, Sasha Tsyrlin, you can see their team page "Jen and Sasha" to learn how they work together.