The best real estate agent in Dover. There are not enough words to describe the excellent care we received from Jenna. My husband and I lived in Dover for 52 years and the decision to move was overwhelming for us. I contacted Jenna on selling the house and from the first meeting till the settlement day she was with us every step of the way. We needed minor repairs and one major repair. Jenna was there, she knew who to get that was reasonable and good. I had anxiety attacks and Jenna would talk me off the bridge. She took the time to talk to us about the move. She was the greatest. But more importantly, she knew we needed to sell quickly but she priced our house for both getting the best buck for the bang and attracting buyers. We sold to the first person who looked at the house. And it was listed for I think only three days. She was with us every way from the point to the end. That to me is excellent service and above the normal call of service. She had to also resolve issues for the sellers real estate agent so we could move forward. She is by far the best.
Cathy Gregory
Jenna LaFermine's expert knowledge of the market forces in Dover, Delaware was the prime reason why we were able to sell our house quickly and at a price point that was fair for both buyer and seller.
Jenna was more than a sales person, her expertise in marketing, her words of encouragement, and her many suggestions made getting the house ready for sale most helpful. I am certain that it was her untiring assistance and encouragement that made the entire process work as well as it did.
Frank Gregory
Dear Edna Givens,

Thanks again for your enthusiasm, optimism, and encouragement in the listing and sale of my Marydel, Kent County, Delaware property. From the moment I walked into the Burns and Ellis Route 13 Offices and met you, to the transactions for settlement, you were a gem. I don't imagine a more suitable pairing of Seller and Agent than my experience with you. I wish you continued success and to all your future clients I would say, "You chose well!"
Carl J. Solberg
Shalini Sawhney was very friendly and helpful. I was a first-time seller and she made the process so easy. Shalini was very considerate and always made sure I was updated on the process. I would give her a 5-star rating. I plan to refer others who are looking for a realtor.
Gail Henderson
We are so pleased that Edna was able to market and sell our house at the asking price under difficult circumstances. We are very thankful to her for all of her help!
Paul and Eleanor Lawless
I was referred to Shalini Sawhney through my listing realtor for the home I sold in another state. When my partner and I met Shalini for the first time We instantly knew it was a great match. Shalini was welcoming and very responsive to our needs. She has the perfect personality for her job. She is upbeat, positive, and attentive. The experience of finding a home in an unfamiliar town was made much easier with her guidance and extensive knowledge of the area. We ended up exactly where we should be for our lifestyle and that is due to her outstanding professional capabilities as a realtor. We are thankful for her help and very much look forward to settling into our new home. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Richard Keller
We had a great experience with Jenna LaFermine. We contacted her about listing our home for sale and after she viewed it, immediately told us she had the perfect buyers. She is definitely very in tune with her clients! A very attractive offer sheet followed five days after the first showing. SOLD. Jenna knows the area well and her experience in rental properties was valuable too. She kept us updated on the progress toward closing and was very proactive in shepherding the closing process. Bottom line- closed on schedule. Great job, Jenna!
Scott Erikson
Jenna was amazing !! If I could give more stars I would. Jenna was there for every little detail in this process and even when I wanted to give up she was faithful and loyal. I am more than happy with my house and I feel secure working with them again. I never felt like I was pressured or even overbearing to Jenna. This place is definitely worth its 5 stars. They employ great people!
Alexa Chi
I was selling my house. I asked my lawyer if he could recommend someone. He gave me Shalini's name. The best recommendation ever. I liked her the moment I met her. I could tell right away she was smart and on the ball. She did everything she said she would do. She always got back to me right away when I would call or text her. She helped me through every step of the process. I have sold and bought a few houses in my life and she was truly the best realtor I ever had. She is very knowledgeable about her profession and knew the answers to all my questions. Amazing! It’s hard to find anyone these days who is excellent at their job and a pleasure to be around. Shalini made everything stress-free and painless. I can’t say enough good things about her. When you meet her you will understand how great she is. I will wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house in this area. Thank You, Shalini. You are Awesome!
Rich Sheldon
If you are looking for a hardworking, knowledgeable, and professional realtor in Delaware, look no further. Edna Givens of Burns and Ellis Realtors is that person for you, she is a 5-star agent. You will not be disappointed. We thank Edna for taking the journey with us as our realtor in both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our forever home. We were extremely pleased with her knowledge of the real estate markets and her diligent efforts in working with us for the sale and purchase every step of the way. From strategic negotiations to recommending a trustworthy financial institution, Edna was professional. She made what could have been a daunting task, a pleasant experience.
Anita Smitherman
Best in State! Shalini is an amazing person, knowledgeable, cordial, great professional demeanor. Took me through everything to know about buying a home. Kept up with me on everything, So much more than I mentioned . I don't usually write reviews. I have had 3 houses and never met a person that is so very enthused about her job! Amazing young lady with a great attitude, what more can I say, words are not enough. In my situation, Shalini helped me get through some tough times, to much to explain. Its simple, she has a direction of go forward and she's genuine! Down to earth. Bravo! Shalini. Also, as a disabled person she understood and offered to help me get to where I need to be in this beautiful home. Bravo Shalini!
Kenneth Rutledge
Edna Givens came through in the sale of my home in Fox Hall. I was looking to sell quickly and that wasn't happening until Edna became involved. She went above and beyond with some difficult obstacles to work around. Her patience, understanding and knowledge made the process so much easier. If you are looking for someone to help you sell your property, I highly recommend Edna, you will not be disappointed.
Jamie Hopkins, DPM
When we were ready to buy our first home together, we contacted Edna Givens right away. While working with her on the sale of a previous home we got to know and see just how dependable and trustworthy she was. We had a lot of things on our wish list. Edna took us to see several homes and we put an offer on one that did not get accepted, we were extremely disappointed. The next day Edna presented a home that we skipped over several times while looking, she said "just trust me, I think you will like it". Edna knew what we wanted better than we did! We fell in love with the space, the proprietary and the view. Edna has become family to us. If you are looking for a realtor with experience and dedication, put her in charge of your next home purchase, you will not be disappointed.
Dr. Jamie and Julie Hopkins
When my mother wanted to relocate from Long Island to Delaware, the first thing my wife did was call Edna Givens. We knew this was going to be a difficult task working between two states and buying and selling a home at the same time. Edna was able to put us in touch with an excellent realtor on Long Island for the sale of that house and she went to work right away to find the perfect home for my mother. Edna took on extra duties with the purchase of the new home that I do not believe any other realtor would do. My mother calls her new home her "safe haven" she absolutely loves it! My wife and I are relieved that my mother is happy, safe and content in her new home. Transitioning from a place she has lived her entire life, taking on a new life after the passing of my father has not been easy, but Edna was able to take one of those burdens and find her the perfect home. If you are looking to relocate and want someone that will go out of her way to assist you, please do not hesitate to call Edna Givens.
Jamie, Julie and Theresa Hopkins
Get your Realtor based on a good recommendation. This was worth it when I worked with Shalini Sawhney. She was a dedicated person, always available when you needed to reach her, she would get you the best deal, transparent and very friendly. I truly felt that she worked for me not for the sellers. Buying a house is always a stressful process but getting the right realtor will make that process very smooth cause you do not end up making your biggest financial mistake of your life.
Sa'd Al-Quadan
What a great team effort! From the first meeting, we knew this group had the right stuff to help us sell our house. The job they did on the listing and the virtual tour had our house sold in 2 DAYS!! We highly recommend this agency to get maximum results.
Marc Kucek
Maggie is first class! She has a bunch of resources to help you get any work you need on your home completed before the sale. She’s always responsive and professional. I’d highly recommend her.
Shelly Cecchett
I am convinced that fate brought Shalini Sawhney my way! In times when customer service is virtually nonexistent, I found in Shalini the MOST amazing service humanly possible. She is one of a kind! If I had a question, it was answered virtually immediately. From the very first meeting, her professionalism shined through. Selling and moving are no doubt one of THE most stressful things imaginable, but Shalini made it easier than I could have imagined. Five stars are not enough!
Deborah Flayhart
Being a first-time home-buyer - we did not have any experience with anything and needed a lot of guidance. Shalini Sawhney was our awesome realtor from Burns and Ellis, who helped us to navigate every step of the process. Her patience, punctuality, and accessibility would inspire confidence and trust in any buyer, not to mention her warm and affable demeanor that puts everyone at ease right away. I am grateful that she was recommended to us by other friends as our realtor. I will wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a house in this area.
Sayani Tewari
We were referred to Shalini Sawhney for relocation to Delaware. Shalini has been very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely well versed in the real estate market. She has worked diligently, expertly, and cheerfully as she guided us through the process of buying our new home. Shalini's knowledge of area resources is par excellence! Shalini consistently identified and helped us to connect with local resources we needed to complete the purchase of our new home. We highly and completely recommend Shalini Sawhney for all of your resource needs.
Rose and Bill Wetmore
Buying a home had always been a dream of mine, and 2021 had thrown every obstacle at me but I was so grateful to finally fulfill my main priority! Working with Jenna was by far my favorite part of the process. Jenna made me feel like her main priority even though she balanced multiple clients, in the same boat as me! She fulfilled every part of what I wanted! I absolutely love my house! Burns and Ellis rocks! Maggie and Jenna are amazing! If you take one thing from this review, contact Jenna today! You won’t be disappointed!
Jacob Delinois
My wife and I worked with Jenna LaFermine. We were recommended to her by our former realtor and we are grateful she connected us to Jenna. We were limited in our time to search for the right home and Jenna began the process the same day we spoke to her. She was prompt, organized, and diligent with us throughout the entire process. When we were losing hope of finding something, she continued to be positive and encouraging. She was incredibly patient through the entire process as viewed many properties. Once we found the right one, she continued to accompany us closely until our settlement. The entire process was seamless and smooth. We are forever grateful for meeting her. She is a great asset to the Burns & Ellis team!
J. Basir van de Fliert
Maggie Haass from Burns & Ellis was absolutely incredible during the process of selling our rental property. She took care of every detail of preparing for the sale, crossing all of the t's and dotting all the i's to make it happen. We knew we were in good hands! When we're ready to sell again we will be working with Maggie for absolute certainty!!
Tammy and John Augustus
Edna was absolutely wonderful in helping to sell our rental property. She facilitated all the necessary repairs in a very timely manner which was very much appreciated since we ended up welcoming our daughter the same week we settled. She took that weight off of our shoulders and everything moved right along! She explained everything as we went along and made it a stress-free process for us! We shared many laughs together! We would highly recommend Edna to anyone looking to buy or rent.
Amy and Michael Morris
Very pleased with the process of selling our house. It was fast and we highly recommend our realtor Jenna La Fermine for any future home buyers or sellers. She is a professional person with integrity, respecting all the rules and regulations, and a very hard-working kind person.
Krisztina Kovats
This was my first time buying a house and Jenna LaFermine helped me through the entire process. She was a blessing helping me with all my questions and could always point me in the right direction. I would highly recommend Jenna, especially for first-time homebuyers!
Merci Young
I want to share that we had a positive experience with Jenna in selling our home in Middletown. Jenna was very professional and responded to all questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Jenna for all your real estate needs.
Tina Williams
We want to share our experience working with Shalini as our realtor not just selling our house also helping us to buy our new home. We are very thankful to her for finding us a very beautiful home. Her knowledge of real estate and her patience kept us informed throughout the whole process and each and every step she was with us. Thank you so much, Shalini once again for everything your hard work paid off by putting smiles on our faces.
Hinal Patel
We had an excellent experience with Ms.Sawhney. She went above and beyond in finding a nice home for us. She is professional and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Ms.Sawhney if you are looking for a realtor.
Akshatha Kamath
I’ve known Jenna for a number of years professionally and when it came time to sell my townhouse, she was the ideal choice of agent. She was always able to guide me through the process and was both aggressive and patient. Her suggestion of which of multiple offers to choose was spot on & professional. I can’t imagine a better outcome thanks to Jenna!
Kyle Gebhart