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Meet Sara Vaughn, Realtor®!

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Meet Sara Vaughn, Realtor®

Sara Vaughn is a full time REALTOR who has been making her clients dreams a reality for over 12 years.  Sara Vaughn’s extensive knowledge and experience in helping Buyers, Sellers and Investors provide her with a unique view of the real estate market and trends that she is able to share with her clients to help them make the best decision for their needs and desires. A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, Sara Vaughn sells residential properties in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Ha

mpton and Newport News (Hampton Roads area). Sara Vaughn also has a great understanding of the unique Real Estate needs of the Military.  She previously Served the Military as a Civil Service Employee for over 15 years.  Her husband served 16 years in the Navy and currently works as a Government Contractor. Sara cares about her community by being an active member of the Roosevelt area Civic League.  Sara Vaughn is a warm and caring person who always has the best interest of others at heart, be it her family, her clients, or any person in need. As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, Sara Vaughn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the Hampton Roads. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you: Find Your Next Home You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home Exit Realty Central LogoSell a Home When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Consult on Home Selling Tactics Often times buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast. Sara Vaughn is here to help you throughout this wonderful Journey!

Meet Timothy Churchwell, Commercial Realtor®, CCIM

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Meet Timothy Churchwell, Commercial Realtor®, CCIM

Exit Realty

Exit Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in North America with thousands of independently owned and operated offices in Canada and the United States.  The company’s leaders have been recognized internationally as pioneers and strategic thinkers both within the real estate industry and in business.

Commercial And Special Markets Alliance

Exit Commercial and Special Markets Alliance is a group of commercial agents across multiple Exit Realty franchises who have standardized professionalism and training in commercial real estate.  The Alliance utilizes a collaborative, consultative approach with our clients.  We believe in working closely with our clients, forming long term, mutually beneficial relationships.  We cross train our agents to identify the needs and opportunities for our clients and team with appropriate specialists to meet those needs and opportunities.

Services offered by Commercial and Special Markets include:

Property Acquisitions and Dispositions

Investment Analysis

Property Valuations

Site Feasibility Analysis

Portfolio Analysis (Examining the risk and return of different properties within a real estate portfolio)

Tenant and Landlord Representation

Market Demographic Research and Forecasting

In conducting the above services, we often assist our clients with vendor relationship and management, financing, development, and facilities management, including property management.

Timothy Churchwell

Tim Churchwell received his BSBA in finance from East Carolina University and his CRPS from the College of Financial Planning.  He later earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), arguably the highest designation in real estate and has sat on the Executive Board for the Mid Atlantic chapter of CCIM.  He is the founder and managing director of the Commercial and Special Markets Alliance.  He has taught and consulted nationally on commercial real estate and guest lectured at Regent Law on commercial real estate.  During his career, he has earned numerous local and international awards.

Prior to entering real estate, Tim was a licensed New York Stock Exchange branch manager and was the founder and the managing director of The Cornerstone Advisory Group, a holistic financial planning division for a New York Stock Exchange firm.

Exit Realty Central LogoHe has sat on the board of directors for several organizations, including a federal credit union, an automobile buyer agency firm, and the Jefferson Davis Enterprise Zone and Business Incubator. He has consulted to organizations such as an international medical supply company, school district, financial services firms, real estate companies, and printing companies.

He is devoted to his family and community.  Some of his community involvements include Charter Member of the Huguenot Trail Rotary Club, board of Chesterfield CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and President of the Smithfield Rotary Club.  When not working, he can often be found doing community activities with his children or hiking, boating, and traveling.

Meet Cynthia James, Realtor®

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Meet Cynthia James, Realtor®

A native of Jamesville, North Carolina, Cynthia has been in the Hampton Roads area for 40 years. Being raised in a home of vulnerability, where there was much love, but not enough resources, her lifelong goal is to help people. Soon realizing her talent to fund raise Cynthia set out to make a difference the best way she knew how.

With that said, she has worked and touched the lives of many people in need through her efforts to
make a difference at the following non-profit agencies: The Samaritan House, (Director of
Development), The Up Center (Director of Development), American Red Cross of Southeastern Virginia (Major Gifts Officer), United Way of South Hampton Roads (Development Director) and the YWCA of South Hampton Roads (Acting Executive Director); EVMS Area Health Education Center (Public Relations
Coordinator & Director of Office Administration). Having now been certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Cynthia also served as Vice President of “Spiritual Blessings”, a substance abuse program at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Virginia Beach.

Cynthia currently serves as 1st Vice Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council (formerly Minority Advisory Council) for United Way of South Hampton Roads; is a former member of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter, where she also serves as Chair of the
Diversity & Inclusion Committee; is a former member of the Membership Committee for the Hampton
Roads Chamber of Commerce. She served as co-founder and co-facilitator of “Spiritual
Blessings”, a substance abuse support group.
Cynthia was honored for her dedication and outstanding leadership by the Diversity & Inclusion Council for United Way and at the Beta Theta Zeta Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Finer Womanhood Observance as one of the “Five Pearls of Leadership”. She also served as President of the Greater Tidewater Churches Softball League for several years where she received the Coach of the Year Award, while playing softball as well.

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Cynthia received her Master of Management Degree from Cambridge College majoring in Non-Profit & Public Organizational Management. She is
married, with one child and one grandson.

While there are many other accolades in her life, the above are the ones she is most proud of…serving
the needs of people.

Cynthia is highly knowledgeable in meeting the needs of people and would like to bring this talent to helping you buy or sell your home.

Office Phone: 757-466-1009
Cell Phone: 757-816-5378

Brock Thompson Helps Military Clients Achieve Their Goals Of Home Ownership

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Brock Thompson, REALTOR®, EXIT Realty Central

One of the greatest joys in a real estate agent’s career is helping our servicemen and women with the purchases and sales of their homes. It’s an honor to serve those who serve our country.

However, this niche does have unique challenges. Many times our military families are asked to purchase a home in an area that they have never visited or know very little about. Often, they are not given a lot of time before they are asked to move to their next assignment.

Because military members often are being transferred from across the country, they usually don’t have the luxury of seeing houses and viewing properties on nights and weekends. Agents must work very hard to communicate with their out-of-town clients via phone calls, email, text, FaceTime and Skype to pinpoint what each buyer is looking for and to provide a long list of potential homes for them to narrow.

One can spend hours previewing homes for his or her clients and then provide them with extra pictures/videos of the properties in which they are interested. This helps the buyers get a better feel of the home than that provided by a general MLS listing. That way, if and when one’s clients are able to fly out to view properties, they can focus on a much more consolidated list of homes that meet the established criteria. The buyers can make their buying decisions with the peace of mind that they are seeing exactly what they want — not wasting time on houses that look good on paper but not in person.

Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson
Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson

After a long-distance client has decided on a home and a contract is accepted (usually after they’ve headed back to pack up their current house), it’s the agent’s job to coordinate all the details of the home-buying process. This includes home inspections, repairs before closing and any details that may be more difficult to take care of when one lives 3,000 miles away.

The same care and concern goes for listing a home for our country’s military families.

When the orders come for them to head to their next assignment, we as agents must act quickly to make sure that we get them in the best possible position to sell their home fast and efficiently for a fair market price.

Again, good communication is the key because they may not be here while the house is on the market. Good agents will coordinate and be present at any and all inspections and repair work that needs to be done, see that the landscaping is cared for, and generally attend to the needs of the property in the military member’s absence.

REALTORS® are often the first point of contact for many of our military members when they get stationed here. As REALTORS®, being a local expert is a huge help to those who are coming from out of the area.

Agents for military families do it all from the start to finish, taking care of the details and allowing our servicemen and women to focus on their jobs. This is one small way we can say “thank you” to the brave members of the United States armed forces.

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Brock Thompson is a Realtor with EXIT Realty Central in Norfolk and a member of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, the Virginia Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. He has won Top Producer and Agent of the Month awards in his office. REALTORS® are real estate agents who adhere to a strict code of ethics and work to protect and preserve private property rights;  Contact Thompson via www.brockthompsonrealestate.com, by email at brockthompson10@gmail.com or by calling 757-615-6359.

Story Credit goes to The Virginian Pilot Jul 2, 2016

Meet Cynthia Garrett, REALTOR®

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Cynthia Garrett. REALTOR®

Cynthia Garrett believes that the greatest gift she can give her clients is a smooth transaction that results from communication. Working in the field of special education for 30 years has prepared her to be a great listener and problem solver.  She worked in real estate while simultaneously teaching and has put her full effort into real estate since retirement. 

 Cynthia realizes that in a real estate transaction, teamwork is a must.  She is able to work with other agents, mortgage officers, lawyers, title companies, inspectors, contractors, and clients.

 Cynthia is able to  exhibit patience with clients and other professionals.

 Cynthia holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master of science degree from Old Dominion University, a Certificate of Completion from Alpha School of Real Estate and is a Certified Military Residential Specialist.  Cynthia has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years, and is experienced in the process of buying and selling real estate from beginning to end.   As a native of Hampton Roads, her real estate business is tremendously enhanced by her knowledge of the area.

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 When not busy with real estate, Cynthia enjoys being active in the community.  She volunteers with several nonprofit organizations and actively participates in church activities.  She has one adult child, Amber, who is an Opera Singer.  Cynthia enjoys traveling to see her perform across the country.  Even between real estate deals, Cynthia also enjoys viewing properties.

 Cynthia would like to thank you for giving her the opportunity to serve you.  The next step is to give her a call at (757)237-5326.  You may also email her at cynthia.garrett757@gmail.com. She is looking forward to hearing from you.

To get started, call Cynthia at 757-237-5326!

Meet Dawn Lee, Realtor®

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Dawn Lee, Exit Realty Central Realtor®

Dawn Lee earned her Real Estate License in 1985. Since then, she has worked with some of the industry’s top agents and coaches to enhance her understanding of the market and all aspects of real estate. Dawn has been investing in the local real estate market since 1988, and has bought and sold over 30 of her own houses. A longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Dawn sells residential and commercial properties in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth,Suffolk and Hampton. Specializing in buyers, sellers, and investors, first time home buyers, military relocation, short-sales and foreclosure, her multi-faceted expertise is of great benefit to her clients. Dawn enjoys taking a direct, hands on approach with her clients and is well supported by her superb office support staff and team at Exit Realty Central. She uses the latest internet technologies to market and find homes expertly to achieve outstanding results.

Dawn believes that education is paramount to success, graduating from Old Dominion University with a Business degree in 2003, as well as completing intensive training covering a variety of topics from marketing listings for quick sale to negotiating contracts and helping sellers in danger of foreclosure. Her constant dedication to service and work ethic has earned her many awards throughout the years. Dawn has had the honor of receiving agent awards from EXIT as well as numerous customer service and management awards in her past career with the Woolworth and Kinney Shoe Corporations.

Dawn is a member in good standing of the HRRA, Hampton Roads Real Estate, VAR, Virginia Association of Realtors and the NAR, National Association of Realtors, and the Multiple Listing Service. Dawn helps the community by donating to the local “FOR KIDS” charity and Habitat for Humanity. To date EXIT Realty has donated $2.25+ Million to the Habitat charity building more than 15 homes. As a military Navy spouse for over 11 years Dawn understands the stresses involved in the buying, selling and relocation process and strives to alleviate these concerns for her clients. Having been born in London England, and raised in Baltimore, she also has lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and has resided in Virginia Beach since 1988.

Dawn feels that the best path to her success is to help others realize their success. Because of her track record of accountability, education, attention to detail, and personal attention, Dawn’s clients become customers for life. She can’t wait to provide you with the same service she has provide to her past clients, making you a customer for life as well. Call, text or email Dawn today.

Here are some of the things Dawn Lee’s clients are saying about her:

“Dawn is an excellent Realtor and very knowledgeable. As first time buyers, we had a ton of questions and concerns about all proceedings, but Dawn made us feel comfortable and fully aware of all details throughout the entire process. Dawn promptly replied to all emails and phone call (and we had a lot) whenever we had questions. Dawn let us know what was going on every step of the way. We highly recommend Dawn for anyone buying, selling or renting a house. Thanks Dawn!”

 “We were in an extreme time crunch and Dawn helped us find a home right away. She was always responsive and knowledgeable. It was our first time buying property and she walked us through each step of the process. I recommend her to all my friends.”

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“Dawn Lee was very professional and helpful in helping me obtain 7453 Maple Hall Lane, Zuni, Va. in 2013. She had great knowledge and expertise in helping me obtain this property. She has also been helpful by sending me listings each day, that she knew I may be interested in.”

 “Dawn has expertise in the many fields of real estate, not limited to selling but also buying, contracting, flipping and investing. I would not trust anyone but Dawn when it comes to any of my real estate needs.”

 “Dawn has helped me with managing my property at 4005 Shelley Court, and she shepherded it through becoming Chapter 8 eligible. She managed all aspects of an extensive renovation, dealt with the city and the tenant too. I would strongly recommend Dawn Lee to manage your property, represent you, or help you find a home!”

  “Dawn was remarkably intuitive at narrowing down the homes for sale in our area, as well as guessing what other options we would be open to. Great communication, stuck with us the whole way and always in out corner-I highly recommend this agent!”

 “I have worked with Dawn Lee on numerous transactions and I have found her to be a very efficient and caring realtor. She always puts the best interests of her clients first. She also makes sure the transaction gets closed.’

“I can tell you first hand that no agent will work harder for you than Dawn Lee! She has the knowledge to help you buy or sell your home regardless of your price point. Dawn is reliable, trustworthy, patient, understanding, and positive! Her professionalism exceeded my expectations. Dawn is highly responsive to all communications and thoroughly answered my questions using her vast experience and knowledge of the Hampton Roads Real Estate Market. THANK YOU DAWN!!’

 “Dawn is an excellent person as well as an agent. She has been available to me and patient with me for almost two years. I have not been able to find my dream house but dawn keeps calling me, emailing me, and also texting me. She has more patient than anyone I know smile. Dawn I love you and thanks for all you do. She will meet you anytime and anywhere. She starting to fit in my family as a matter of fact she and I are working on a family matter at this time. Keep up the good work dawn.”

Call Dawn Lee at 757-403-4287 to get started!

Meet Scott Schober, Realtor®

Meet Scott Schober Realtor
Scott Schober

A Little About Me

I am a father of three beautiful daughters and have been married to my wife for 7 years. I have a master’s degree in counseling from ODU and undergraduate from Radford. I have also attended the Alpha College of Real Estate. I worked in the Virginia Beach Public Schools as a teacher and counselor for 19 years. During this time, I served at Kempsville Middle School, Larkspur Middle School, coached basketball, baseball, and softball; my daughters attended or are still attending Rock Church Day School, Kempsville Elementary, Fairfield Elementary, Kempsville Middle, and Kempsville High School. Furthermore, I love to listen to attend loud concerts, spend time with my family, and play corn-hole.  I am also a member of Real Life Christian Church and love to serve there as well. I fully intend to keep education a priority and pursue advanced training in real estate as I begin this journey. I love helping people and educating my clients, so they can make the best decision for their needs!
As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.  I have been both a buyer and seller in the Hampton Road’s area and know what a client needs in either situation. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:


Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I have lived in Virginia Beach since 1998, and my wife has been here since 1978. I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.  I have both bought and sold multiple homes and am in-tune with what any potential client would want to make the transaction smooth.
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Sell a Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on  the market and one that’s sold fast.
Call Scott To Get Started! 757-618-3010

Meet Holly Elliot, REALTOR®

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Meet Holly Elliot, REALTOR®

I have been serving my Community in the Real Estate Industry since 2006. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, I am knowledgeable in all the Hampton Roads cities. In 2009 I was the direct assistant to my Broker, Kimberly Plourde, assisting her with listing foreclosure properties for Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Chase, Wells Fargo & more.

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I was in this role until July 2013 when I went on my own and began to work with Investors to buy & flip and buy & hold. These experiences have provided me with the tools & knowledge to continue my career in assisting 1st time home Buyers, move up Buyers, Investors, & Sellers with their real estate needs. I am passionate about real estate & can’t wait to get started helping you!

Call Holly To Get Started! 757-513-3195

What Would You Do With One Million Dollars?

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What Could You Do With One Million?

Listing and selling properties for our clientele is the mainframe of our business at EXIT Realty with one special feature added; sponsoring! Our salespeople have a unique advantage to earn huge revenues from helping to build the company. Here’s how: If John sponsors Mary into EXIT Realty whereby she is recruited by management as a sales agent and she, for example, generates $100,000 in gross earnings annually, he receives an mount equivalent to 10% of this as a special bonus paid out by EXIT Realty Corp. International as her transactions close. This amounts to $10,000 for that year and would total $100,000 in 10 years. If John sponsors in nine others with the same sales production (again as an example), his bonuses would amount to $1,000,000 in that same time frame, and that’s on top of his own commissions! Could you do anything with this?

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES f you having $1,000,000 in the bank in 10 years based on what you’re presently doing?

Call 757-466-1009 and ask for Ronda for a discreet appointment!

Meet Marie Priola, REALTOR®

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Meet Marie Priola, REALTOR®

Aloha I am Marie L. Priola, dedicated REALTOR®, real estate investor, military wife, and mother. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii with some courses in business, marketing, and entrepreneur. Being a member of HRRA (Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association) this holds her to a higher standard of education, training, and a code of ethics. She is also a member of PREIA (VA Peninsula Real Estate Investors Association) since 2014 that introduces her to many investors, cash buyers, and vendors in the area to help sell your distressed property for cash NOW! She has a loving husband that is a service member in the United States Navy so she understand having to move from one state to another with little to no notice, so she is perfect agent to help put your home on the market, up for rent, or help you find a home to buy for you and your family. She stays involved with the community by attending local events, military events, festivals, etc. She also has over 10 years of customer service experience, years of real estate investing knowledge, college education and training. I have an amazing international company with EXIT Realty Central that donates to Habitat For Humanity International with a portion of each transaction, we work as a team to provide the best service for your needs, we have a marketing team with over 25 years of experience plus many awards for top producers, sales agents of the year, Outstanding Service, and many more.

Originally from the beautiful beaches of Hawaii Marie L. Priola has lived most of the time between Hawaii and California, and moved to Hampton Roads area where she fell in love with how family oriented it is here, with great military support systems, and the beauty of the area “especially during the fall!” She keeps herself busy by continuing her education and training in both real estate investing, marketing, and networking in local social events. Marie enjoys indoor and outdoor activities with her family such as camping, going to local events and festivals, rock climbing, indoor skydiving, scuba diving, visiting the local museums, spending summers on the beach, hiking, and traveling to new and exciting places. When she’s not working with clients she makes time for her daughter that is an active daisy girl scout, soccer player, cheerleader, gymnast, swimmer, t-ball player, and which ever new sport or activity she decides to try next! She is active with Fleet and Family events and assisting in their mentor programs and helping military spouses with potential careers in real estate.

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Marie is ready to assist in finding you your dream home or sell your home so you can start your next adventure. She works all over Hampton Roads area (Poquoson, Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk). Feel free to call, text, or email her at:

Email: marielpriola@gmail.com

Website: https://mariepriola.exitcentralhr.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/marielpriola/

Cell Phone: 757-912-3372