I am a native of Richmond and the West End, and I have lived here most of my life. I have traveled to other cities and countries enough to realize that Richmond is a fantastic place to live. My wife, Kelly, and I reside in Western Henrico County in the River Road Corridor, where we raise our three boys. We try to promote a very active lifestyle filling our time together with outdoor activities year round. Richmond is in close proximity to fantastic summer destinations like the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach.
Our family enjoys spending time on the water, swimming, fishing, wake-boarding and boating.Golf is one of my passions, but having a family of three young sons has greatly increased my handicap. In the fall and winter we spend time in the woods and the snow at Wintergreen.
We enjoy hiking, exploring, skiing and snowboarding in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The boys are enjoying football and lacrosse programs at their schools. Richmond is a great community for getting involved with a charitable cause. I am sure other cities encourage civic involvement, but Richmond seems to have an incredibly active network of foundations and events for charitable causes. We enjoy getting involved and showing our sons the importance of community giving.If you want to meet some great people in Richmond, some of the best ways to start are, work out at a fitness club, go to a Ducks Unlimited event, go to church, attend one of the many charitable evening events, pick a golf tournament, go to a polo match or horse race. As a Richmonder, a great afternoon begins by being outdoors, talking and eating while helping a good cause.
At Hampden-Sydney College I learned to appreciate Virginia history and studied the Civil War in detail. Today, I find that I enjoy relaxing with a book on The Civil War or Virginia History. Our hometown is incredibly rich with the American Experience. People fascinate me. In my profession, I get to meet people from all over the world who have come to Richmond with their families to work, play and establish a comfortable life. I get to see people at their best and also at their most stressed times. I have always attempted to put myself in the shoes of my client. I know that each client has a unique situation, and each piece of Real Estate is ultimately unique. The one thing that we all have in common is the desire for a safe and worry free existence. I will do my best to help you make the right decisions.
Bachelor of the Arts BA – History
My undergraduate education at Hampden-Sydney College taught me an understanding of history,economics and written expression. My Business education in the world of Real Estate has given me tools to provide clients the highest level of professionalism in this industry.
Qualifications that make a difference.?
Doing my job better is always on my mind. I constantly review procedures and technology to better my services. The Real Estate industry has levels of achievement and education that are gained through commitment of time and experience in sales production. Like Law or Medicine, our industry has specialists and those who have made the sacrifices to lead. My services are the product of 23 years of selling homes in the Richmond area as a full time professional. The advice you will receive is based on the experiences I call upon from my management of over 3,000 Real Estate transactions. Please feel free to contact me with questions on any of my education credentials.
Graduate, Realtor Institute
Every GRI has undergone a rigorous, specialized 90 hours of coursework of detailed training, aimed at making residential transactions as smooth as possible.
Every GRI brings special qualifications to meet your? needs.
Every GRI is part of a much larger network of real estate professionals through membership in a local board, State Association, and the National Association of Realtors. Every GRI is a part of a much larger network of real estate professionals.
By completing each of the three courses in the REALTORS® Institute program, a student is awarded the nationally recognized Graduate, REALTORS® Institute ( GRI ) designation. The classroom work has emphasis on topics such as appraisal, financing, real estate investments and property management. The Virginia GRI program has three courses, and is offered throughout the state in a 4-day course format and is certified and approved by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Virginia Division of Real Estate.
What this means is that when you work with a GRI, you are working with someone who is more Committed, more Knowledgeable, Professionally Trained and dedicated to Quality Service.
Look for this National designation when selecting an agent. GRI means a history of success, millions of dollars in sales and nationally accredited courses. Do business ONLY with the best.
Earning a Real Estate Broker’s License in the State of Virginia requires additional experience and education. I have the credentials to own and run a Real Estate firm. I have associated my practice with Long and Foster.
Long Standing Industry Recognition
Getting to the top of my field took commitment and hard work. Staying on top for over 25 yearsshows that my clients are pleased with the services we are providing.?
Long and Foster’s Top ProducingAgent for the Richmond Region for over 20 years.
Long and Foster’s Corporate Sales Office Top Listing Agent Corporate sales office in Innsbrookfor over 20 years.
Long and Foster’s Corporate Sales Office in Innsbrook Top Producing Agentfor over 20 years.
RAR Ruby Award – Richmond Association of Realtors Highest Level of Production for over 20 years.
Long and Foster’s Top Listing Agent for the Richmond Regionfor 18years.
Richmond Association of Realtors Distinguished Achiever Awardfor over 20 years.
Long and Foster’s Most Home Sales Closed in the Richmond Regionfor over 20 years.
Real Trends Ranking in the Top 1% of all Realtors in the Nation for 14 years.
Long and Foster Founder's Club – Gold Team Achievement
Richmond Association of Realtors – Certificate of Achievement- 20 Year – Outstanding Production
Long and Foster Top Producer of the Year by Gross Commission "Richmond Region"
These are my top favorite things to do when I'm not helping my clients buy and sell homes.
1. Being a Good Father and Husband
2. Hiking and Exploring in The Blue Ridge Mountains
3. Golfing Whenever and Wherever
4. Junk Shopping for Wine Antiques and Corkscrews
5. Watching My Sons Play Lacrosse and Football
6. Offshore Fishing for Marlin and Tuna
7. Teaching My Three Sons Fun Stuff
8. Hunting and Sporting the Field with My Shorthaired Pointers, Butler and Scarlett
9. Fine Dining and Pig Pickin’
10. Wake-boarding, Wake-surfing, Kiteboarding, Boating, Fishing and Swimming at the River