Meet the Team | Jane Fairweather | Long & Foster


Jane Fairweather

A 30 year veteran of the business, Jane is a pillar in the Maryland real estate community. She has been consistently ranked among the very top producers in Maryland, the Capital Region and nationally. Well-known for her market acumen and her relentless service, Jane is greatly respected and loved by her clients and peers alike. Together with her team of highly specialized assistants and buyer agents, Jane sells an average of 170-190 homes per year. Her careers sales have long exceeded $1 billion dollars, but Jane herself measures success, not in sales volumes, but by the numbers of her clients who become lifelong friends, as well as her close ties to the neighborhoods she lives and works in.

Brooke Heiberger

Brooke Heiberger

Licensed Buyer/Listing Agent

Brooke is an expert buyer and listing agent licensed in both Maryland and Virginia. Raised in Potomac, Maryland, Brooke has in-depth knowledge of the local housing market, especially in the Potomac, Rockville and Gaithersburg areas. She prides herself on providing all of her clients with unparalleled customer service. Her excellent communication skills and attention to detail help ensure that each real estate transaction goes smoothly. Brooke also serves as an active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

David Fairweather

Property Management / Licensed Buyer Agent

David Fairweather received a Ph.D in Statistics from Florida State University, and worked for the Federal Government for 19 years as a senior research analyst. Since 1975, he has created a large rental portfolio of single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums as a Real Estate Developer. In addition, he developed 1,428 acres of land in Chesterfield, Virginia and donated 439 acres to the Virginia Department of Forestry for a State Park.

As a founding Director of Monument Bank in Bethesda, David served from September 2005 to October 2011 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In 2012, David Fairweather developed a solar farm in Worton, Maryland that produces 560,000 kilowatts of power per year – enough power to support 75 single family homes. The power is sold monthly to the Chesapeake Electric Cooperative. David received three Federal grants from the Federal government for this project of more than $600,000 and a Maryland Energy grant of $50,000. David contracts with Sol Systems and sells solar renewable energy credits, quarterly.

Throughout his career, David Fairweather has succeeded as an Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Bethesda, MD and is licensed as an Associate Real Estate Broker in Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Kelly Fairweather

Property Management / Licensed Buyer Agent

Kelly is the Director of Property Management Services for the Jane Fairweather Team. Kelly’s daily functions are to service and maintain the rental properties she has under management as well as provided management services to condo associations in the Bethesda market area. She is also the Administrative Director of the team and handles all back-office tasks such as payroll, budgets, building maintenance, and the supervision of the property maintenance team. Kelly’s professional knowledge ensures a quick response to owners and tenants alike. She meets their needs at the highest level, which ultimately maximizes the value of the property. She is also a licensed agent in MD and DC assisting sellers and buyers with their real estate needs.

Ron Ziegel

Property Management / Licensed Buyer Agent

Ron is a licensed listing and buyer agent in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has been an associate with The Team since Jane began in the late 1980’s. Ron brings considerable knowledge, experience and expertise to all transactions and specializes in the Kensington, Maryland market area.

Sharetta Nelson

Closing Coordinator

Sharetta King Nelson is responsible for coordinating all tasks related to getting Fairweather Team homes to settlement. To ensure a smooth and timely closing, she arranges meetings and attends appointments necessary for a settlement to occur. This includes spending time on the phone and sending emails to a company of appraisers, loan officers, mortgage processors, termite and home inspectors, settlement companies, co-op agents, buyer brokers and settlement attorneys. You will meet Sharetta after your contract is ratified and just prior to hanging a SOLD banner on your home. Sharetta is also an experienced Licensed Settlement Agent in the State of Maryland and a Public Notary.

Kyle Welty

Assistant Closing Coordinator

Kyle is a listing and buyer’s agent, licensed in Maryland. Kyle began his real estate career working in his family’s business, Welty Homes, where he gained a wealth of knowledge on the Montgomery County real estate market. Kyle grew up in the area and attended Wootton High School in Rockville, where he exceled on the basketball court. He went on to play college basketball at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Although he had several opportunities to play professional basketball overseas, he decided instead to return to his hometown and follow in his family’s footsteps with a career in real estate. Kyle joined the Jane Fairweather Team to take advantage of the opportunity to learn under Jane’s expert tutelage. In addition to his work as an agent, Kyle is also the assistant closing coordinator for the Jane Fairweather Team.

Teri DeSadier

Office Manager

When you call the Jane Fairweather Team, Teri will most likely be the first person you speak with. As Office Manager, she is responsible for operations and the overall presentation of the office. While supporting the maintenance of over 200 annual listing appointments, she also pulls important tax, community and pricing data from MRIS and generates real estate charts, graphs and reports. She is the first point of contact who ensures exceptional service by maintaining and making team resources available for customers and clients. Teri also assists with designing PowerPoint presentations and speeches for Jane’s many public speaking engagements. Additionally, Teri is licensed in both Maryland and Virginia.

Ilissa Wood

Licensed Sales Agent

Ilissa brings tremendous energy and dedication to all her real estate clients. Whether buying, selling, renting or investing, Ilissa provides the highest level of service, communication and local market expertise. She works with every client to develop and implement a customized plan that will help them realize their goals, and is there every step of the way to ensure the best results. Prior to her real estate career, Ilissa spent more than 15 years in public relations and communications. She held senior positions at Fortune 50 companies and top agencies, and honed her skills negotiating celebrity spokesperson contracts and creating award-winning campaigns for iconic brands including L’Oreal and Johnson & Johnson. It is in the PR world where she developed her personal mantra of the Three Cs: Communication, Commitment and Creative Solutions—a philosophy she applies unfailingly to her clients and everything she does. Ilissa is originally from Boston and comes from a family of Real Estate Agents and Developers spanning three generations. She has lived in Manhattan and the New York suburbs, but is most proud to call the D.C. area home. She currently lives in Potomac with her husband, a documentary filmmaker, and their two young daughters. She is a graduate of Union College in NY, and enjoys yoga, theater and all the cultural activities that D.C and Montgomery County have to offer.