Christina began her real estate career in 1976 in Roanoke,Virginia. As an agent she was a consistent top producer earning the Distinguished Achiever Award every year until her return to Richmond, Virginia in 1980. In 1984 Christina took on the position of Supervising Broker and has been managing agents ever since. In the years of managing, she has always felt the most important duties of the manager are to recruit, retain, problem solve, and train. Not always in that order. Christina’s best method for recruiting has been through teaching. She was an instructor at University of Richmond (Professional Realty Organization) from 1986 until 1992. She has taught Real Estate Law; Brokerage Management; and Principles of Real Estate for the Richmond Association of Realtors and currently teaches Principles of Real Estate for Long and Foster. Christina believes good training is the foundation for a good career. Training occurs on a regular basis in her office. Christina is a certified coach having completed the Integrity Coaching Program with Long and Foster in March, 2005. Training, as essential as it is, just never brought everything together. Once Christina began coaching, she found agents more focused on their time; their goals; and their lives. They learned to identify the obstacles in the way of success. Today, she offers not only training to all agents but also individual coaching for experienced high producers and group coaching for all new associates with her office. Christina attributes her continued success in the real estate industry to the basic values of her life. .
"In real estate the service you provide your clients is the most important factor in any transaction. At Virginia Properties they understand first-rate service. Therefore, they make it their priority to provide continuous training for all their agents. The training is so exceptional that you walk away with the confidence and knowledge needed to provide the best possible quality of service to all clients."
- Lynn Thomas
"The work environment at Virginia Properties is very uplifting and the agents are both professional and cooperative. Most importantly, it is comforting to have the total support of a competent, congenial Management team. It is truly like a family."
- Anna Lange
"When I was taking evening classes @ Long & Foster, we had the opportunity to meet several brokers from the surrounding community. I immediately sensed a connection with the broker who taught our class, Christina Royal. Upon joining Virginia Properties I realized how invaluable a broker is in real estate. It’s imperative to have someone who is very responsive. The other key factor in making my decision to select Virginia Properties was the invaluable support staff
including a graphic designer. Virginia Properties truly is a wonderful extended family!"