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Jennifer Van Ness grew up in New England and later moved to Virginia to attend Sweet Briar College. She had her first great adventure, studying abroad, sailing from Woods Hole, Massachusetts to Lisbon, Portugal with the Sea Education Association. Jennifer majored in Environmental Studies and Government and spent two summers working as a Naturalist at Edisto Beach State Park in South Carolina. After graduation, Jennifer moved to Richmond, Virginia where she married her husband Jim, had two children, Ashton and Hank, and practiced real estate for more than 15 years. In 2006, she and Jim took their first ferry ride to the island and fell in love with Bald Head. A week later they returned and purchased a vacation home. In 2015, she decided to have another great adventure making Bald Head Island home. When she is not at the real estate office in the Harbour, you will find her walking her dog, Oliver, playing tennis at the Bald Head Island Club or spending time with her family enjoying all of the wonderful environments Bald Head Island offers.
“Jennifer Van Ness is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever had. We have been coming to BHI for many years and had always dreamed of buying a home here. We began the process by merely asking for information on a listing on line. We had never met or heard of Jennifer. She responded immediately. From that moment on, every time we had a question or needed information about a property she continued to respond immediately. I am not sure I have ever encountered anyone who has better follow up skills than Jennifer. We ultimately purchased a home and had the easiest and smoothest closing we have ever experienced because of her efforts. We cannot more emphatically endorse Jennifer. If you need an agent, she is the one for you!” – Susan and Jeff Sampson, Louisville, KY