Pcsing to Hampton Roads and looking for a realtor?
Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you will make therefore finding the right realtor is the first step to success. With the influx of realtors it can often be overwhelming to know who will be the right fit for you.
We are hoping that this resource can help! We have narrowed down the field of realtors by creating this list of recommended realtors in Hampton Roads. These realtors have been recommended in our MilitaryBridge Hampton Roads Facebook Group, you should join if you haven't already :).
We asked our group of military members, spouses, veterans and retired folks to share their favorite realtor if they had one. Below is the list of those recommended.
Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below or in our Facebook group if are you moving to the area. We are all in this military life together and here to help!
Many of the realtors are military or veterans themselves so they really understand the military way of life and what is important in buying and selling your home. We also have some realtors that participate in military cash back programs, be sure to ask.
Last, some of the following realtors have taken additional training to become a Military Relocation Specialist. Take time to read their biography's, check out their website and social channels. Or, schedule a phone consultation to see if they are a fit.
Tips to consider before we dive into our list of recommended Hampton Roads Realtors:
- Consider real estate agents who are affiliated with the military whether they are spouses, veterans, or have a family member in the military. They understand military life first hand and may be able to walk you through the process a little more easily.
- Consider a real estate agent that is a Military Relocation Specialist. This is a Professional (MRP) certification for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members.
- Consider a real estate agent with tenure. This will be someone who has been in the industry for a long time and has a good understanding of Hampton Roads and market trends over the years. This person will also have a lot of experience in the process ensuring it goes as smooth as possible.
- Many real estate firms offer cash back incentives for military members. If you have interest in adding this into your equation of finding the perfect realtor be sure to ask if they have a Military Incentives Program offering cash back. We did not list this offering below unless they specifically mentioned it therefore it's best to ask.
- Consider this list of recommended realtors below. This is a list of some of the best realtors in the Hampton Roads area. They have been recommended in our local facebook group but they also have appeared in several other local facebook groups when people are looking for realtor suggestions.
- If you plan on using a VA loan consider an agent that specializes in VA loans.
- Consider interviewing a couple different realtors to see who you feel most comfortable with. This is one of the biggest investments you will make.
(This list is in no particular order)
Erin Ward----HRVA Homes-Keller Williams Town Center
Erin Ward comes highly recommended from fellow military spouses.
About Erin Ward
After 20 years and 16 military PCS moves Erin has now found her home in Hampton Roads and specializes in helping Buyers find the perfect home for them and sellers market their homes so it sells fast! In 2018 Erin was proud to be one of the top 2% of Agents in the MLS, a HRRA Circle of Excellence Platinum Award Winner, and the #1 Single Agent at Keller Williams Town Center. 2019 brings more accolades winning All Around Gold for Coastal Virginia Magazines 2019 Realtor of the Year for both the Peninsula and Southside Hampton Roads. With Erin's background in marketing and sales she knows how to meet buyers where they are to ensure that your home shows well and sells quickly!
Review from Kaycee M.
Erin is ranked in the very top of all the agents in Hampton Roads in terms of volume very deservedly. Everyone who knows Erin knows she is a total powerhouse and not just in real estate. She’s a military spouse of over 20-some years. She’s been the COO of huge military affiliated nonprofits, advocated for spouse employment and an array of relevant topics as she volunteers her time and expertise on the board of various nonprofits, and knows the ins and outs of PCS moves after 20 moves during her time as an army spouse. Her wealth of experience and knowledge in military life plus her use of the latest tools and technology set her apart from the pack. We’ve bought and sold with her through dual transactions simultaneously and she made it all so seamless for us. Erin, her team and her thoughtfully crafted list of vendors create a real estate experience like no other.
Contact Erin Ward
Cell: (757) 644-3931
Valentina Lee----Own Real Estate
About Valentina Lee
Valentina Lee is constantly recommended in local military spouse groups as one of the best in the area. Valentina is a military spouse and knows first hand the challenges that PCSing to new military communities can entail. Valentina is a Military Relocation Specialist which is a Professional (MRP) certification for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members.
Hi! My name is Valentina, but everyone calls me Val and I eat, breathe, and sleep Real Estate. I really do! I believe that buying or selling a home is one of the major financial transactions most people will make in their lives. Therefore, you need someone who has your best interest in mind and will guide you through the entire process. I always bring my "A Game" to the table and ensure that my clients' wants, needs, and goals are fulfilled in each transaction. I pride myself in my extensive knowledge of the buying & selling process as well as the local market, my work ethic, and negotiation skills.
As a Military Relocation Specialist and military spouse I know first hand the implications of the relocation process as well as the military lifestyle. I know the Military's unique situation and that our needs differ from a typical buyer or seller; especially when you receive your PCS orders and the clock starts ticking. But have no fear! I have the knowledge and tools to help you make your move as smooth as possible.
I would love the opportunity to help you achieve your dreams of home ownership, or help you sell your home in order for you to begin your new life adventure.
Check out reviews from those that have worked with Valentina.
Call: (757) 971-3205
Jaima Botterbush----Prodigy Realty
Jaima is an expert in VA loans and specializes in First Time Buyers. She is a military spouse that has been through multiple PCS's over the last 15 years. She's lived in Hampton Roads for over 10 years.
After completing school for Business Management and Accounting, I have worked in the banking industry for 10 years. Utilizing my knowledge in banking I decided to make the leap into real estate. I am a military spouse and my family has transferred in and out of the Hampton Roads area several times during that last 14 years. Spending 10 years living in Hampton Roads . I am very familiar with the unique challenges that a change of duty station and large move can bring. I am a hard worker, motivated, and have a love for helping others. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering within the military community. Using my knowledge from my banking career, my training as a real estate agent, and experiences as a military spouse I hope to deliver outstanding service to each of my clients!
I am an expert in VA loans and specialize in helping First Time Homebuyers.
Michelle has been recommended by fellow military spouses as an excellent agent for military relocation. Michelle is very active in the military community as a native of Hampton Roads for over 30 years and a military spouse. Michelle understands first hand the difficulty of moving to new locations. Communication is a crucial key with all buyers and sellers. Michelle strives to give both my buyers and sellers excellent service.
Kim Mills Kirkby----K5 Coastal Realty
Kim has been recommended by a fellow military spouse in our MilitaryBridge Hampton Roads group. Here is what she had to say, "She worked her tail off for me and still does. Kim was a platinum in Hampton Roads this past year selling millions of dollars of real estate. She is amazing. She has lived here he whole life and was able to steer us to excellent neighborhoods and good schools".
Kim is part of the K5 Coastal Realty team where they specialize in military relocation and serving military buyers and sellers.
Call: (757) 618-5563
Alysia Work----Prodigy Realty
Alysia has been recommended by a fellow military spouse. Here is what she had to say about her experience with working with Alysia, "Not only is she very pleasant to spend time with (which is key when you are house hunting and spending a lot of time together) she really went to bat for us when we bought our house. Her advice and direction were spot on in the competitive market.
Even after closing, she has been available throughout the year to answer questions that have popped up along the way (first time we’ve bought a single family home). Just recently our HVAC went out (and luckily she had purchased us an amazing closing gift of a home warranty) and she reached out to drop off space heaters to us while we wait for the replacement. Can’t recommend more"
Alysia Work is a best of Zillow badge holder. You can read more of Alysia's reviews here!
Call: (757) 777-6161
Mary Barclay----Prodigy Realty
Recommended in our military spouse group as a wonderful person and realtor. Mary is a certified Military Relocation Professional. Check out her bio below.
As a Military Spouse and Mother of two United States Coastguardsmen I’m well-versed and experienced with the process of buying, selling and moving! I’ve been in Hampton Roads for 14 years and it’s the place I call home! My corporate management experience with contract negotiations, writing and pricing proposals provides you with a detailed oriented Realtor who knows how to close a deal!
Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is my passion. My client dedication and love of helping others are what motivates me most. It is my mission to make the real estate transaction process smooth for homeowners and future homeowners. As your Realtor, I will be an advocate for YOU. No matter what your Real Estate needs are; buying, selling or renting, I will work diligently to promote your best interests. If you are buying, I will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to assist you, so you can be a well-informed buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position.
Call: (757) 617-7836
Ingrid Bayne----RE/MAX PENINSULA
I highly recommend Ingrid. My husband and I have worked with Ingrid for over 10 years with our real estate needs. She is extremely knowledgeable on the peninsula area of Hampton Roads. She is excellent about communicating and helping you in your real estate needs.
Having lived on the Middle Peninsula and Peninsula all of my life, I'm a true local!
Prior to pursuing a career in real estate, I worked at Ferguson Enterprises for ten years. The various positions I held there provided me the fundamentals of customer service, entrepreneurship, leadership and negotiating skills that have helped make me successful real estate agent today. I've earned many top industry awards during my career and am currently working toward earning my Broker's License. I live in York County with my husband, my two girls, two cats, and a chocolate poodle - I am definitely an animal lover! I enjoy spending time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my family, and love to try new foods. I'm an individual agent and work hard to serve my clients and make the most of their home buying or selling experience.
Call: (757) 715-0139
Amanda Durham----Austin James Real Estate & Realty
Amanda comes highly recommended across several military spouse groups. Amanda specializes in military relocation. Check out her personal bio to learn more:
Amanda Durham-Martin's a Realtor with Coastal Virginia Miltary Relocation Group of Keller Williams Coastal Virginia. Serving the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and Hampton areas. Amanda's team specializes in helping first-time home buyers and military families.
As a military spouse, she decided to become a Realtor when she purchased her first home with her husband using the VA loan. During this process, she realized that her passion was educating military families on the benefits of the VA Loan and the potential for investment opportunities. Today, having helped many clients while mentoring new and upcoming real estate agents, she is enjoying the opportunities a career in real estate has presented. Amanda is currently the Norfolk PCS Pay-It-Forward Ambassador.
Norfolk PCS Pay-It-Forward is a movement put in place to prevent military families who fall victim to rental scams. Amanda also holds a special place in her heart for first-time home buyers and military families, she is grateful for the opportunity to join her clients on their journey towards discovering the home of their dreams. As you navigate through this process together, Amanda focuses on actively listening and identifying your needs to help you find the best solutions. Utilizing her passion for innovation and finding new ways to better serve every client, Amanda is also a heavy believer in technology for business. Ask Amanda today about her Online Buyer Consults and Virtual Showings!
Call: (321) 806-6717
Jean Bowman----Bowman Realty
Recommended by fellow military spouse. Here is what she had to say about Jean, "I can’t say enough good things about her. She went above and beyond for us. She is very knowledge about the area (she’s been here 25+ years) and is a military spouse. She made the process so smooth for us, listened so well to what we needed, and everyone she recommended for things was great. She really took care of everything and had us closing super fast. We never had to worry about anything working with Jean."
Check out Jean's Bio:
I have loved living in the Hampton Roads area for over 25 years, and I enjoy helping families get settled into the community by assisting them in finding a home to suit their individual needs. Being married to a military spouse, I have had many personal experiences with the moving process, and my overall goal is to make your experience as pleasant and smooth as possible. With over 17 years of Nursing experience I know how to “TAKE CARE” of your real estate needs. Whether you are “SELLING” or “BUYING” a home…you can “TRUST” me to handle all of the details. From Contract to Closing…I will fine tune a plan that will give you “TOTAL SATISFACTION!”
Call: (757) 286-7455
Here is what a fellow military spouse had to say about working with Martin, "He was extremely easy to work with, communicated well, and helped us navigate a purchase from out of state. Very knowledgeable about the local area. Just an overal great person to work with."
I have turned my long-time passion for classic, old homes into a thriving real estate career with Chandler Realty. I spent the better part of a decade refurbishing a tired 1926 dutch colonial into a dream home. In the process, I've become an expert in making classic homes meet the needs of modern families.
I'm also skilled in home staging, energy efficiency and real estate investing.
I have a big family of dogs at home, so I'm tuned in to the home-finding needs of pet owners. And I'd love to help you and your family find your dream home.
Call: (757) 615-2210
Nick Yarkey----Abbitt Realty
Recommended in our local Facebook Group as providing excellent customer service. Nick has a focus on the peninsula area of Hampton Roads. Nick's bio:
As a life long resident of Gloucester, I have become very familiar with the area and surrounding communities. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, invest or just have an interest in learning about Real Estate, I will be happy to help. Allow my knowledge and professionalism to assist you in your next transaction!
"Nick helped my wife and I pick the best house for our little family. Then, he went above and beyond during the negotiation process to where our house is perfect! I will make sure to suggest him to anyone I know, and will absolutely be calling him if I ever purchase, or sell my new home. Thanks again Nick!"
"Nick did a great job selling our house. Honest and great with communication.... Thanks again Nick"
"This guy right here... they don’t get much better than this young man! I don’t mean business as much as I mean the man! Thank you for everything Nick Yarkey! If any of my friends are looking for an honest and trustworthy realtor, here’s your man! Helping our young ones become successful is what it’s all about! It was a pleasure!"
'Nick is one of the best realtors out there! He was extremely helpful during our house buying process and went above and beyond for us!'
"Helped us with every step of buying our first home! We could ask Nick anything at any time and get an immediate response! He made our home buying process very easy and fast!"
"We appreciate how patient you were with us getting things straight to buy a home for our family, you definitely went above and beyond. You were easy to get in contact with, especially during our spur of the moment house finds and questions! I highly recommend him if you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell your home. Thanks for being an awesome Friend and Realtor!"
Joe McAvoy----LeGrand Real Estate Professionals
Joe McAvoy has been recommended by a fellow military spouse.
Joe McAvoy of LeGrand Real Estate Professionals at Shaffer Real Estate Inc has 14 years of top-performing experience satisfying clients in real estate with friendly, prompt and professional service. His long work days in real estate are filled with activities that help clients throughout Hampton Roads with needs such as buying and selling, custom-home building, and investment-property acquisition.
He is a Platinum Production award winner and is consistently voted by his clients as a Five Star Professional for outstanding service. His Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Finance helps him "know the numbers" while completing market and financial analyses.
Joe and his wife, Taylor, have three sons and two daughters. In the community, he volunteers with the American Red Cross and participates in community athletic leagues.
Kathy Worthen----Berkshire Hathaway
Recommended as one of the best by a fellow military spouse. Check out Kathy's bio: Kathy Worthen with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty is your local realtor specializing in helping both buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals. In Suffolk, Virginia and the surrounding areas, Kathy Worthen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty is the best choice for anyone seeking real estate services in the area.
At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, you’ll get the help you need to purchase or sell a home from capable experts with years of experience. As a local company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty has strong roots in the area. We have extensive knowledge of the area and for that reason we can ensure that your sale or purchase will run smoothly. In addition, we have the best, most complete knowledge of the homes for sale in the area, ensuring you have access to the most up to date list of available homes.
When you work with Kathy Worthen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, real estate is easy. She can help you whether you’re purchasing or selling your home. If you’re buying a home, she can offer services to help you find the best homes for sale in the area that meet your unique needs and preferences. With her expertise on the job, you will find that the process is greatly simplified. In addition to helping you find your dream home, she can also help you with the negotiation process and closing.
If you’re selling your home, you need a realtor who is skilled in marketing, advertising and finding serious potential clients. Kathy can do that for you! With Kathy Worthen homes are sold quickly and without a fuss. Kathy will be happy to help you through the entire process including showing your home, working through negotiations and closing. With her knowledge of the area, trends and market, your home will be sold before you know it.
For a professional realtor who is committed to helping you reach your goals, contact Kathy Worthen, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty. We look forward to serving you soon.
Cassandra Simpson----Simposon Sells, 1st Class Real Estate
Cassandra has been recommended by a fellow military spouse as a licensed agent.
Cassandra is a military spouse and Principal Broker at 1st Class in Oyster Point, Newport News area. She has a team of Military Spouse and Veteran agents. They are part of PCS Pay it Forward, Military Relocation Professionals and Certified Military Residential Specialists. Cassandra has been in the Real Estate field for 15 years, almost 10 years locally and she is a consistent top producer annually.
Cassandra founded Simpson Sells, Co in Hampton Roads Virginia in 2010. Simpson Sells, Co is a Corporation and Licensed Real Estate Team with in the Brokerage of 1st Class Real Estate. Cassandra is a Marketing Major and Military Spouse, and works hard to ensure her clients receive the best care, attention and service they can. Specializing in Military Relocation, Cassandra has assisted hundreds of Veterans in buying and selling their homes. Simpson Sells, Co also has experience in Investment Properties, Luxury Real Estate, Waterfront Properties, Short Sales and Foreclosures. While the Military is close to Cassandra's heart, she and her team are able to help anyone with their Real Estate goals.
Maritza Brandon----Vertical Real Estate
Martiza is a military spouse of 24 years and understands first hand the challenges of military moves. She loves to help military members and she also speaks spanish.
Check out her bio: I am passionate about advocating on my clients' behalf on their unique needs, finances, and real estate goals. With my business background and talent for marketing and sales, I provide tremendous value to my clients.
As a Military spouse for almost twenty years and with ten cross country moves, I know first hand the complexities of relocating to a new area. I will guide you through every step of buying or selling your home transaction. If being a landlord is something you want to explore, I have decades of experience and can share valuable insights.
Your transaction will be guided by my professional expertise and personal business ethics adheres with honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. I will always advise in YOUR best interest. I follow the Golden Rule! I am ready to serve you with the selling your current home or buying your new home!
Call: (757) 685-6877
Happy searching! We hope that this list of recommended military-friendly realtors in Hampton Roads gives you a good place to start in your buying and selling process. Again, please don't hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below or in our MB local facebook group.