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Here is what my clients have to say about me: 

I've had the pleasure of buying and selling a home with Tony. In 2009, I was a first time home buyer.  After reviewing Tony's information, I reached out to him to get the process started.  Tony is kind, has expert knowledge of the real estate business, very low pressure, and really made the buying experience a smooth process.  He genuinely cares and looks out for you, and helps you make the best decision possible.  Not to mention, he really goes to bat for you in the negotiation process with the seller's agent. I got the exact home I was looking for.  Fast forward to 2017, I end up taking a job relocation transfer, and need to sell the home I purchased with Tony in 2009.  If your reading this, you already know the first realtor I called!  Again, Tony was a tremendous help in a very stressful time.  Tony came out to my home for a meeting and walk through to identify the items that needed to be addressed to put on the market.  We discussed the home sale process, sales comps, his marketing plan, and he provided vendor leads that could assist with repairs where needed.  Tony was extremely helpful in answering questions along the way.  Excellent communication throughout the process.  Home went on the market in December (which I thought would be a slow period), and started receiving offers within 2 days and under contract in less than 2 weeks.  He really came through for me, and I can't thank him enough.  If you are buying or selling a home in the Richmond, VA area, I highly recommend reaching out to Tony.

James - Bumpass, VA




I had the pleasure of working with Tony when we relocated here from out of state.  We were searching for a new home and having Tony as our Realtor was the best decision we ever made.  Tony is so knowledgeable, not only about real estate in VA, but also potential home red flags and problems that I   certainly would never have seen.  He is very professional, made the entire process easily understandable, and went out of his way to be there for us in every step of our home purchase.  I cannot recommend him highly enough and would strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable, and very nice realtor to pick him.

Susan & Tom - Midlothian, VA




Tony was incredible throughout our house hunting experience.  He was so knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and quick to respond to any of our questions.  We would recommend him to everyone I know.

Terry & Patty - Midlothian, VA




Tony is AWESOME!!!! We had the BEST EVER experience with Tony by our side. He made our first time home buying experience as easy as possible. He kept in contact with us, kept us in the loop with where we were in the process and what to expect. Tony even SAVED US MONEY!!! He is always on time, pleasant and knowledgeable. We couldn't be more pleased with his professionalism, his willingness to go above and beyond and to make us comfortable during this whole process. We were in our new home in a month and so very pleased. His associates at Prosperity Mortgage were EXCELLENT as well.

Mark & Joy - Chesterfield, VA




Tony was instrumental in finding our first home. We moved to the Richmond area from Washington D.C. and had very little idea of where exactly we wanted to be, and which neighborhoods were ideal for us and our growing family. Tony met us on the weekends and worked around our schedules so we could tour houses whenever we could make the trip down. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the school districts, and the neighborhoods. He also was able to help us navigate our personal pros and cons lists and find the perfect home for us. He listened to us as our lists changed with each house we toured, and found us an amazing home.

Anna & Jonathan - Henrico, VA




We recently sold a home in Midlothian, VA. Tony's expertise was invaluable during the entire process. Both the brochure and the video showcasing the home were extremely professional and well done. The home sold in 6 days! We highly recommend Tony.

Leah & Erick - Midlothian, VA




Tony is a knowledgeable, professional take charge realtor. During the process of downsizing; selling my home and purchasing another, he always kept in contact. There was continued communication and he was responsive to all my questions and concerns. His experience kept him one step of the process and his negotiation skills and financial expertise were excellent. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable helpful realtor and friend.

Cheryl - Henrico, VA


My experience with Tony was top notch! He was always available when needed and answered every call. He was so patient with me and all my questions (since I was a first-time home buyer). Tony educated me and walked me through each step of this process with such professionalism and ease that I felt no stress and was incredibly happy with my first home purchase. Tony is the best and I would recommend him to anyone I know or anyone I may meet that needs an agent!

Theresa - Henrico, VA


Tony was recommended to us for the purchase of our new home. We also chose to have him sell our current home. What a blessing!! Tony consistently provided exceptional service with every aspect of our purchase and sale from beginning to end. He was thorough in his explanation of the process as we moved along and ALWAYS took the initiative to step in where he thought we may need help. Tony would be our only choice should I need a realtor for the future!

William and Cynthia - Chesterfield, VA


My husband and I used Tony to buy our first home. It could have been an overwhelming process but Tony was so helpful from beginning to end. He started by meeting with us in his office and giving a presentation that went through the home buying process. He took time to find out what we wanted in a home and was careful to stay within those constraints. Each time we looked at a home he pointed out both the good things and worrisome things about the property. There was NEVER a push to purchase, he truly wants his customers to be happy! We finally chose a home in Westover Hills and couldn't be happier. I will have no hesitation to use Tony as my realtor in the future.

Laura & John - Richmond, VA


Tony did a wonderful job and was SO patient with us as we went through the scary process of purchasing our first home. You're in great hands with Tony!

 Cezar & Emily - Richmond, VA


If you need a knowledgeable, organized and hardworking realtor – Tony is your guy. My house sold the first day on the market! He has great advice for staging your home to sell, takes amazing photos and creates brochures & virtual tours that highlight the best features of your home. When it comes to setting a list price and reviewing offers, Tony gives sound advice based on his extensive research of comparables and market trends. There is a lot involved in selling a home and Tony does a great job explaining the process. He is always accessible when you have a question and stays in constant contact with you letting you know everything he is doing to keep things progressing. Tony will also keep you on track; giving you suggestions for things you can do week by week so you don’t feel overwhelmed by Home buying/selling/packing/moving. He is organized, hardworking and efficient so the process of selling your home progresses smoothly and quickly

Meredith - Richmond, VA


Tony is amazing! He worked tirelessly with us as we searched for the perfect piece of property to use recreationally and start a vineyard! He was always cheerful and willing to walk through the wooded/muddy areas with us, investigating the property lines - no matter what the conditions of the weather were! We were so particular about what we wanted and Tony made sure we found it. Could not ask for a better realtor; thorough and knowledgeable!! As a bonus, we feel like we made a friend along the way. 

Dan and Annette - Goochland, VA


Tony is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. He was very patient with me as we worked through all kinds of ideas I had as to what type of property I wanted to buy. Then, when I finally figured it out, he helped me find and buy the right one for me. He was knowledgeable on all aspects of home buying, as well as homes themselves. I was moving from Hawaii where we didn't have heating, AC, or basements. He was not only very good about enlightening me on those types of things, and was not shy about warning me about possible concerns in a prospective purchase. Many real estate agents only present the bright side. Tony was very protective of me in the way he presented all sides.

Frank - Richmond, VA


We purchased a townhouse that was in the process of being built…however, while the building was being done we were not in Richmond. Tony was wonderful. He took charge sending photos and videos of the construction, carefully pointing out potential areas that would be of concern for us. All phone calls, emails, and texts were returned promptly and we were always made to feel that our questions were relevant. Tony followed through on each task and was a pleasure to work with. I would, without hesitation, recommend him as an agent. Great work ethic, a good listener, and interested in pleasing.

Mike & Lorraine - Richmond, VA


I had the pleasure of selecting Tony to be our Real Estate Agent for the selling of our old home and the construction of our new home and the experience was excellent. Tony took the time take make certain all our needs were addressed and was even more informed than the builder often. While construction was going on he took the time to visit the site ad even walk in the mud with me. His dedication to his clients and knowledge make him the best.

Carl - Chesterfield, VA


Tony Proto is extremely knowledgeable and dependable and made our home buying experience an excellent one. He was patient with our process and our many questions and prompt when answering any questions or handling situations. He even tended to our needs when he had a situation occur after our purchase and that is going above and beyond. We will continue to use him for future ventures and will always recommend his services. He is an exceptional agent!

Nick & Kelly - Henrico, VA


If you are looking for a realtor to sell or help you purchase your new home look no further than Tony Proto. Tony is the definition of a real estate professional. You can do no better than having Tony on your side. Tony helped us sell our home in Powhatan, Virginia. He did an outstanding job. He stayed on top of everything happening with our home. He was at inspections and repair work. He always answered our questions and listened to our concerns. We always felt that Tony had our back. We highly recommend Tony. You cannot go wrong with Tony as your real estate agent.

Don & Joy - Powhatan, VA


Our life time realtor. Sold our house in 30 hours. We will never have to find another realtor as long as we have him. Very knowledgeable and quick response to any questions which is key for a buyer or seller.  Great job Tony!

Chad & Taylor - Louisa, VA


Tony was instrumental in helping us get our home staged, listed and sold in a short amount of time. Because we had already moved out of the state, we were not able to be present for the inspections, repairs and showings. Tony never missed a beat and went above and beyond to change lightbulbs, meet contractors, and recommend services to ensure that our home was in pristine condition for each showing and visit. He went over early to ensure lights were on and the heat was up, so that we showed well. Tony, I can't thank you enough for all that you did to sell our home and give us the peace of mind that all was being taken care of. I would recommend Tony to everyone that I know. Thank you!

Tyler & Aubrey - Johnston, IA


My wife and I have used Tony on 2 occasions.  He helped us find a house for my daughter back in 2011 and he just helped us find a new residence after the sale of our home of 22+ years.  On both occasions, he has been very helpful and does an excellent job of keeping you informed on what is available, pointing out problems (current or potential), and continues to provide useful information and helpful tips after the transaction is closed.  Should the occasion arise, we would not hesitate to use Tony again, and highly recommend him.

Dana and John - Mechanicsville, Virginia


I want to take this opportunity to give a 'shameless plug' to my AWESOME real estate agent, Tony Proto of Virginia Properties. I just closed on a condo on Friday. Mr. Proto was very professional, helpful and went to bat for me on many occasions throughout the process. He held my proverbial hand - which was necessary as I know very little about the process. He guided me every step of the way. To say I highly recommend him as a realtor is an understatement. About to move?? Call Tony you will not be disappointed. He will not just be your realtor, he will be your friend.

 Beverly - Glen Allen, Virginia

This letter is to first thank you for all your dedication and work helping us sell our home. Your guidance, support and work is what caused us to obtain four offers in 18 days including a cash offer and one of these offers concluded with the sale of our house.  You answered our calls and emails quickly and with answers we needed to make the right decisions. From the photos you took for marketing the property to helping us stage the house, you took a personal interest in helping us and became more of a friend than just a realtor.

The second purpose of this letter is to serve as my personal recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell a home to use Tony Proto. When we placed our house on the market, there were comparable homes in the area already on the market at lower prices, but working with Tony Proto we were able to get multiple offers at our asking price. Trust, understanding and dedication is what my family looked for when selling our house and Tony Proto met this expectation

Carl - Moseley, Virginia


Tony Proto gets the deal done.  My family and I recently moved to the Richmond area.  We were referred to Tony Proto and have been extremely happy with Tony’s professionalism and level of service.  Tony did an excellent job paying attention to the many important details through the process of buying our new home.  He worked tirelessly through the house showing and selection process, the negotiations, inspections, and closing.  Tony always responded in a timely way to our many questions.  He works fluently with technology and answered our many questions that we sent to him in calls, emails, texts, and in person.  His negotiation skills saved us $20,000 off the listing price for our new home.  He has continued to support our move to the area by recommending various companies and individuals to provide additional services or repairs we needed on our new home.  I have worked in the real estate business myself and been personally or professionally involved in dozens of closings with many different real estate agents.  I can say without hesitation that Tony is one of the best real estate professionals I have ever had the privilege to work with.    

Matt - Midlothian, Virginia


Tony, I suppose the best compliment to give you would be to mention your name accompanied by your work ethic, and drive to help prospective clients.  However, before we mention “Tony Proto” we want the people who might use you, to know you.

This is what we might say…”Please do not be fooled by this southern gentlemen’s charm.  Underneath this façade is an alpha real estate agent that is the leader of your team.  So please do not hire Tony if you do not like the following:

  1. An agent who returns calls, texts and emails.  Tony not only responds immediately to any question, but also like a chess master is two steps ahead of you.
  2. An agent who is relentless in his quest to follow up, go out of his way, work until the work is done.
  3. An agent who puts his client first, is there at every meeting, and makes suggestions you might not have thought about.
  4. An agent who will intervene, take charge, and will let you sit back, so he can do his job.
  5. Lastly, please do not hire Tony if you do not want a real estate agent that at the end of the process you would call a friend.”

Tony, by luck we found you, and boy was it an easy ride because of you.

Michael and Lorraine - Richmond, Virginia


Hello, Tony,

I can’t thank you enough for helping me purchase my home.  It has been very difficult since my husband’s death and your efforts in helping me do something that I have never done before were invaluable…Thank you very much!

Susan - Henrico, Virginia



I want to thank you for your excellent management of the selling of my older home and the purchase of a new home that was just being built. I so appreciated your patience and consideration in helping me decide on the home that would best meet my needs. Your knowledge of the mechanics and aesthetics of both older and new-built homes, your experience in working with regulations and requirements of the sale and purchase processes, and your extra efforts to keep all of the work involved on track and moving smoothly made for a good experience. You were a great teacher, helping me understand the steps, timing, and what to look for and consider in making decisions. The marketing of my former home was outstanding and the sale was remarkably quick. I saved a copy of the wonderful virtual tour that was also enjoyed by my son and his friends who grew up in that house. Your regular, and as we neared the end of both selling and buying, as-needed communication and the extra efforts required to close on both homes on the planned dates at appropriate prices were incredible. I will certainly recommend you to friends who are looking for a realtor.

Thanks and best wishes,

Linda  - Mechanicsville, Virginia


Comment from Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Survey:

Excellent Service received.

Linda-Glen Allen, VA 


Hi Tony,

I definitely recommend you to anyone entering the housing market.  You were incredibly helpful and patient.  Thanks again for that.

Paula - Henrico, VA


Charlie and I thank you so very much for all of your time, hard work, and patience with us!  Job well done!  Thanks so very much,

Paula & Charlie - N. Chesterfield, VA


Dear Tony,

We can’t express to you how much we’ve appreciated your help and guidance during this home-buying process.  Your attention to detail and your thoroughness really made the process a smooth and stress-free one.  For that, we are truly grateful.  We can only hope someone we know is looking to buy or sell a house soon so we can recommend you!

Sincerely Yours,

Matt & Sarah - N. Chesterfield, VA


Dear Tony,

We would like to thank you for all your help in selling my mom & dad’s house.   You were always on time for our meetings and returned my calls promptly.  The sale was quick and problem-free.

We would surely recommend you to all of our family and friends when they need a great real estate agent.

With Best Wishes,

Ernie & Diane - Ashland, VA


Tony Proto sold our house in Powhatan, VA.  We moved back to Honolulu, Hawaii a year ago.  We want to say a few things about Tony.  Tony is very caring, conscientious, patient, thoughtful, professional and a man of his word.  He always followed through with what had to be done and always kept us informed on prospective buyers, their feedback, and advised us on recent market conditions.  He checked our house often to make sure everything was OK.  Most of the people seeing the house mentioned a pink carpet.  Tony found a very good floor finisher and we had the carpet removed and hardwood floors underneath refinished.  Tony emailed the before and after pictures and the resulting work was excellent.  Tony is kind, considerate, understanding and easy to talk to and is one in a million.  Bill & I know that Tony went above and beyond what most realtors would do.  He really kept us informed.  We knew selling the property was safe in his hands.  He followed through and let us know when documents would be received and made sure the attorney followed-up with us.  We can’t thank him enough for all his help.  He did an excellent job.  The company should be proud to have such an outstanding agent.  Congratulations to Tony for his hard work, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile for us.  We are so thankful we had him as our realtor.

Bill & Sharlene - Honolulu, HI



I wanted to thank you for the outstanding job in my home search.  I know it was a tough situation with me being so picky, but at the end of the day I could not be happier with the end result.  Not only did you steer me in the right direction for my final choice, but made the whole process so easy on my part.  I was very impressed with all the extra work you put in to make sure everything was perfect and stress free for me the buyer.  I truly understand why I was referred to you after the experience you provided.  If anyone I know was to be in the market for a home you will be the first to know.  Once again thanks for the support and ease.  As a side note the home warranty was a great idea.  I have used it twice already and the cost would have been three times the deductible on both occasions.


Ronnie- Chesterfield, VA 23838


I could not be more pleased with Tony's work! Throughout the lengthy purchase process, Tony did a great job helping us past pitfalls and preventing us from making mistakes. He put no pressure on us when deciding which house was best for us, which we appreciated. This was the first home we have purchased, and like most first time homebuyers, we had many questions for Tony. He was patient and helped explain (and sometimes re-explain) things to us so we could understand. I honestly believe he put our interests before all others.
Bryan and Jen -Richmond, VA


Tony was absolutely fantastic - we really cannot say enough! From our initial phone call until our closing, Tony had our best interests in mind.  As first-time home buyers, he took the time to point out important details and ensure all our questions were answered. He was incredibly thorough and communicated with us at every step in the process. We would whole-heartedly recommend Tony's services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. You are in great hands with Tony Proto.

Julie Ann & Ted - Richmond, VA


Mr. Proto,

Just a note to say that we truly appreciated the professional manner in which you managed all of the details associated with listing our property for sale and your diligence in keeping us up-to-date on the process and progress of all of the transactions involved, which resulted in an approved contract within a very short period of time.

Thank You!

Williree & George- Suitland, Maryland


We were first time home buyers and Tony Proto was our realtor.  He was recommended to us.  We were so glad for that.  Tony is highly reputable and understandably so.  Tony took care of everything and connected us with the right people.  He knows the process well and walked us through it, answering every question, some more than once.  He was available in the evenings and on weekends.  He anticipated what needed to be done and did it, happily.  He took care of everything and never once made a big deal of it.  It was just part of his job and with the enthusiasm, positivity, determination, and genuine caring he shows, it is evident he likes his job and therefore, is very good at it.

We have heard horror stories from friends and co-workers about their experiences as they bought homes around the same time as we did.  That was when we truly came to appreciate (even more than we already had) all that Tony did as our realtor.  Duties they had to do themselves, Tony took care of for us.  He did the research and presented the information to us so that we could make all the choices that go along with buying a house very easily.  Tony checked on the house in the final weeks (without us asking) to ensure everything was going as planned.  He advocated on our behalf to ensure that our needs and wants were met.  At our closing, our attorney was wowed by our final deal.  He was not, however, surprised that Tony Proto was the realtor behind it.  We recommend him to anyone when we hear they might be buying or selling their home.  If you want a hardworking, reliable and trustworthy realtor who will work tirelessly to help you find the home of your dreams (as he did with us) as seamlessly as possible, Tony Proto is the realtor for you! 

Daryl & Sue- Midlothian, VA


To whom it may concern:

Tony Proto was my agent in the recently completed sale of my elderly parents’ home.  I live out of state, and had moved my parents to be closer to me.  During the sale period, Tony used a variety of web-based and personal contact tools to market the house, and was very diligent in keeping me informed of the progress on a regular basis.  He was also very helpful in keeping an eye on the house, and arranged for maintenance when it was needed.  I would unhesitatingly recommend Tony as a true real estate professional.

Bob Dodge- Falmouth, Maine



Thanks again for all of your hard work in a difficult economy.  You did a very good job.  I thought I would take a minute to provide some feed back. The reason I chose you for my realtor in the first place was the way you get the home visible in the market with a combination of online and printed publications.  I know that there is a large cost to all of that, but it pays off.  Good job. You have excellent follow up skills keeping me up to date regularly and as needed.  This was strengthened with the addition of your Blackberry.  I think you will find that to be a great addition to your collection of selling tools.  You were easy to reach even before the Blackberry but that made it even better.  Most of all, I appreciated your sales philosophy.  The best example was when we dropped the price and got an offer but it was the wrong clientele.  Your response was to raise the price back up in hopes to draw the right kind of people and it worked.  This is the opposite of what I was use to.  Normally, if a house does not sell the realtor pressures the owner to drop the price. This philosophy along with your years of negotiating experience coupled with great tools is a superb package.   Thank you for a great job.


Max Aldredge- Charleston, WV was nice working with you.  Hopefully our next move will take us back to North Carolina but if we should know anyone searching for a home in the VA area we will surely refer them to you...

Jeene and Felecia-Rockville, MD



Tom and I both thank you for your outstanding service. It was a pleasure working with you. We both appreciate the routine and timely information you provided as well as the personal touch you bring to the business. We definitely will recommend you to folks looking for a home in the Richmond area.

Our regards,

Tom and Linda - Chapel Hill, North Carolina 


Thanks, Tony!

Were you satisfied with the service you received? VERY

Was communication timely? YES

Were all of your questions answered? YES

Were any problems handled efficiently? YES

Was your transaction handled in a professional manner? YES

Would you recommend me to others? YES

Do you have any other comments or suggestions?  We loved working with you, Tony and appreciated your patience and understanding in meeting all of our needs.

Michelle and John- Richmond, Virginia



... here are our comments: 


We were quite pleased w/ the service we received from you from the beginning of  the process to the end. This was our first exposure to the concept of a "buyer's agent" so, as you might expect, we were a little skeptical. However, Maida and I were ultimately impressed ( and appreciative ) with your concern and attention in ensuring that our needs were met and all issues resolved in a timely fashion. We truly believe that you had our best interests at heart.


Communications in all aspects of the process were top notch. We were consistently "kept in the loop" throughout the process and never experienced a situation where we were wondering what was going on with a particular issue.


All questions were promptly and thoroughly answered.


Once again, your performance in this area was exemplary. Any/all problems were promptly and professionally resolved.


The service we received was consistently provided with a high level of competence and professionalism.


Absolutely! We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the market to buy or sell and intend to do so as the opportunity arises.

Tony: Maida and I wish to extend a sincere "thank you" for all your hard work and dedication in helping us with our purchase. You certainly made the process as "painless" as possible and went above and beyond our expectations. I know that you handled a number of issues that would normally fall under the responsibility of the purchaser. Consequently, you made the entire process significantly easier and much less stressful than it would have been otherwise.

I honestly can't think of any suggestions for improvement ...

Keep up the good work!!


Jerry & Maida- Glen Allen, VA



It was a pleasure for us working with you, truly the smoothest and easiest real estate transaction we have ever had.  I especially appreciated your low-key and gentle manner.  I loved the fact that you found a way to say something positive about every house we visited, even the quirkier ones, and that you never pressured us.  The home inspector you recommended was terrific and that gave us a lot of confidence.  I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking to buy property in the Richmond area and when the kids are done with school, we'd probably ask you to sell the house for us.

Many thanks and best regards,

Carol- Falls Church, VA



 * How satisfied were you with the service you received?

-  Very, we felt you were very serviced oriented.

* Did you feel communication was frequent and timely?

- Yes

* Were all of your concerns addressed?

- Yes

Was your transaction handled professionally?

- Yes

* Additional comments or suggestions?

We appreciated your attention to detail, responsiveness, and availability. We were also happy that you did not force your opinion or point of view about houses and neighborhoods upon us…

Thanks again for your help, it was a long … but pleasant experience. If we had friends or family moving / selling we'd recommend your services.

Take care,

Jim & Samantha- Chesterfield, VA


How satisfied were you with the service you received? - The service received from Tony Proto was first class all the way.  He was very professional and thorough throughout the entire process.

Did you feel communication was frequent and timely? - The communication was excellent.  Being a first time homeowner, I had several questions over the last several months.  Tony was very good in educating me on all of the aspects of purchasing a new home. 

Were all of your concerns addressed?  100% of my questions and concerns were addressed to the fullest

Was your transaction handled professionally? - First class all the way.  I will highly recommend Tony for his services.

Marshall -Richmond, VA


Hi Tony,

I was very satisfied with the service provided by you and your company.  I thought the communication was fine - complete and frequent enough to keep me informed.  You either promptly answered my questions or found out something if necessary.  I most especially appreciate the fact that you always promptly returned phone calls and e-mails.  I think that everything was handled very professionally, and I would highly recommend you to anyone we know looking to buy or sell.  The list of references for various types of work was very valuable.  I think that working with vendors with whom you or L&F had previously used successfully was one of the most valuable components of the entire transaction.  Thanks for taking care of contacting them the last couple of weeks and facilitating repairs and inspections.

Good Luck!

Bob- Henrico, Virginia


To Whom It May Concern:

Tony Proto took on the task of selling my mother’s house back in the spring.  I had great reservations about having a real estate broker handle the marketing of the house, simply because I have a general distrust of most people I don’t know.  After meeting with Tony, that reservation quickly dissipated.  Tony went out of his way to accommodate the fact that I had to travel an hour and a half to get to my mother’s house.  He met me and my brother there (at the house) to sign the necessary paperwork.  I am quite ignorant as to the workings of real estate, and he was able to answer my questions in a manner that I could understand… The house was sold in record time.  Tony helped negotiate a fair price, and he kept me up to date on the status of the house.  I received frequent emails detailing the number of buyers he had taken to the house, and I never felt out of the loop Tony earned my trust during this process, and my trust is not easily won.  I would recommend Tony to anyone who sought an honest, trustworthy, and effective real estate broker.


Shannon-Franklin, Virginia 


I was referred to Tony Proto by my late mothers' financial advisor and for that I am grateful.  Tony is professional, courteous and extremely thorough. He made the process of selling a house painless and that meant alot to us. He did exactly what we asked him to do and all the while was looking out for our best interest. I will avail myself of his services in the future because in my opinion you can't go wrong by enlisting his aid. Tony is like that mechanic you trust with your car. His level of professionalism is such that you don't want to do business with anyone but him.


Vincent-Mechanicsville, Virginia


Tony made me feel very comfortable about my first house buying experience.  He has definitely over-exceeded my expectations of a realtor. He provided me with lots of useful and needed information that helped to guide me along the process.  He was always there when I needed him.  Even two months later, Tony still provides helpful information to me and is always willing to answer any questions I have.  I would definitely recommend Tony to anyone that is looking for a realtor that is understanding and cares about the buyer’s need.  I can’t thank Tony enough for helping me with my first home.”

 Annie-Richmond, Virginia


Dear Tony,

You did in one day what another realtor couldn't do in six months.

In 2007 our house in Chester was on the market for six months with another realtor.  We didn't even get one offer and received minimal feedback from the realtor as to why it wasn't selling.  We decided to take it off the market for a few months during the holidays and during that time we had some initial discussions with you.

In January of this year you gave us all the feedback we needed and wanted on how to make the house show better.  It was basically the same house but "staged" to show better.  You provided us with a great understanding of how and why to price it as we did.  Coincidentally, the price was just about the same as we had it listed in 2007.  You pointed out a number of items that we weren't even aware of as being potentially negative to a perspective buyer.  You made a great video that was very impressive and certainly had a positive impact.  We did everything you "suggested" and guess what?

The first day on the market, the first customer who came through the door put in a bid for FULL PRICE.
Amazing!  Tony, as I told you before, you far exceeded our expectations.  You have excellent communication skills and you know what you are doing.  Use us anytime as a reference.  You are a professional grade realtor.

Thanks, again.

Charlie and Jean-Whispering Pines, NC


Thanks Tony,

Were you satisfied with the service you received? VERY

Was communication timely? YES

Were all of your questions answered? YES

Were any problems handled efficiently? YES

Was your transaction handled in a professional manner? YES

Would you recommend me to others? YES

It was a pleasure working with you.  You made things work smoothly, especially in my situation of being an out-of-state Seller.  Again, I really appreciate everything you did to sell my house.





You were extremely helpful in helping us purchase our first home. We had no idea what to do or where to begin and had heard some stories about how difficult buying a house could be but you made it very easy.  You also stayed in regular contact and kept us informed about each step.  Thank you again.

Chris and Melissa - Glen Allen, Virginia 



Tony cares. He is consistent and he is patient. He is all a realtor should be. Our home buying process took about 3 months and from the first call to introduce himself, he was a Godsend. As a first time home buyer, I felt like he was on our side.  He was a wealth of knowledge and also had a team of other professionals that he handpicked for us to work with. When we finally found our new home, Tony put the package together in no time and played a vital role in insuring we would close on schedule. He had answers to major and minor set backs and didn’t allow anything to get in the way.  I highly recommend Tony to help with all your real estate needs and plan on asking for his help next time.

EJ and Tiffany Bush, Richmond, VA



Tony Proto

Long & Foster Village of Midlothian, VA - Realty
1100 Jefferson Green Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
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