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JaneEllen McLaughlin Saums



McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

JaneEllen McLaughlin Saums

  • Licensed Realtor in Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C.
  • Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtor’s

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

  • National Association of Realtor’s GREEN Designation
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors


Having relocated many times over the years (with a family and two cats!), I’m extremely sensitive to the joys and challenges of a life-changing move. A Jackson, Michigan native, I first settled in Northern Virginia in 1986. As a Foreign Service spouse, I also lived in Oman, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. My residency in apartments, condos, townhomes and single-family homes has given me first-hand insight on the quality of life every property type provides.

In 2000, I moved back to Northern Virginia permanently.  I have developed an intimate knowledge of its diverse communities, and thanks to my teaching background I always educate my clients on the area’s market and housing options.

I am a member of many local and national conservancy organizations. I love the county, regional and national parks that are in our area, and believe they are some of Northern Virginia’s greatest assets. 

I received my B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in Zoology and my M.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University. I taught science for Fairfax County Public Schools for eleven years working with at-risk students.  My two children grew up attending the County’s public schools, so I also have a parent’s perspective.

I am active in my church, located in Vienna, Virginia, and love hiking and kayaking.  I also enjoy gardening, so much so that I have turned my small front lawn into a certified wildlife habitat!

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland


  • Green - Sustainability Real Estate
  • LEED - Green Associate
  • VDHA - Virginia Housing Development Authority

" We have greatly appreciated the time, effort and skills you put into selling the apartment—especially through the holiday season and in spite of us being on the other side of the world. You have been outstanding. Your quick response time, thoroughness, and dedication are impressive. We look forward to recommending you to our friends and will definitely hire you again when we start the search for our next home. "

– Kelley Miller

" JaneEllen’s level of service was fabulous! She capably assessed my needs and tailored her approach accordingly."

– Sarah Richards

" Excellent service. JaneEllen answered all of my questions, was positive, and very helpful! "

– Tammy Riggins

" JaneEllen was responsive, professional, respectful, and tenacious. She made herself very available for questions and worked hard to get this transaction to closing and officially sold. This is a testament to her good work, perseverance, and patience."

– Shalini Mehta

" Excellent service! JaneEllen listened to us, was patient, understanding, diligent, prompt, bore our broad range of possibilities with good humor, and performed outstanding due-diligence at critical moments. She was essential to our finding the perfect new home — and she succeeded!"

– Peter Beck

" JaneEllen was awesome! She was wonderful and went above in her help in finding us a place. . . She was the greatest! "

– Marie and Ruben McCann

" Thank you Jane Ellen!!! I really think you're great and I will be referring whenever possible to you! You are THE BEST!!!!! "

– Angie Lantagne

" So thank you again for all of your help as the transition was seamless and the knowledge and sincerity you bring to your work should be applauded. This was a wonderful experience! I will certainly use you again!"

– Brett Terrell

" We couldn’t be more pleased with the service we received from JaneEllen. We have said many times, “we couldn’t have done this move without her.” She went above and beyond to see us taken care of. "

– Ginny and Jon Hornung