Jen is Your New Homes Specialist

For over ten years, Jen Barkan has been helping Hampton Roads' new home communities grow and flourish. Now in her role as Rose & Womble Realty Company's New Homes Specialist, Jen's mission is to help every potential home buyer find the new home of their dreams. From a low maintenance condominium to a completely custom-built home, Jen works with buyers to find the right Rose & Womble New Homes' community to fit their lifestyle perfectly.

Old Dominion University A graduate of Old Dominion University, Jen has Hampton Roads in her blood and knows every nook and cranny. Some of her own favorite places are the Ghent section of Norfolk for its artsy, local charm and the North End of Virginia Beach, especially in the quiet early mornings. Jen is passionate about her beloved Old Dominion Monarchs and can be found Saturdays in Autumn tailgating and cheering them to victory.

As the daughter of a retired Norfolk Police Officer, community involvement also runs deep in Jen, volunteerism is utmost on her priority list. Both her children play for Norfolk Destroyers Baseball and she travels with them 'representing the 757'. You may hear the crack of a bat when you are on the phone talking 'new homes' with Jen.

Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Jen's true passion is helping dogs who need good homes. She specifically supports the Norfolk SPCA, a no-kill shelter with her Ask Jen Live 'Pup of the Week' program. With Ask Jen Live, each week she visits a Rose & Womble New Home Community and brings along a dog from the Norfolk SPCA. With sponsorship from our builder clients, Jen has rescued and helped to adopt over a dozen dogs this year. Jen believes that every dog needs a home and every home needs a dog.

Her love of new homes comes from her desire to see the dream houses of the buyers become a reality. She loves working for Rose & Womble because it is a family environment where individual pursuits are allowed to be combined with professional goals. Jen was recently named a 2015 Silver Award winner in the Online Sales Consultant category by the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Home Builders Association. She is very proud of that distinction.

Jen resides in Norfolk with her husband, two children, and four rescue dogs.

"Being a mom, wife, travel baseball aficionado, PTA Treasurer, and a sucker for rescue dogs has benefited my performance in that it connects me to my community and allows me to have a better understanding of how to connect people with a home and neighborhood they will love."
-Jen