Hampton Roads is the metropolitan area located in the Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina portions of the Tidewater Region. Some of the most prominent Virginia cities in this area are Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, and Williamsburg.
It is the 2nd most populated region in Virginia, after the Northern Virginia portion of the Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metro area. The region is famous for its notable place in U.S. History, with Colonial Williamsburg driving a large percentage of its tourism-driven economy. The military also has a very large presence there, with many notable military facilities and bases being located in the region.
It is home to four Fortune 500 companies, those being Dollar Tree, Smithfield Foods, Norfolk Southern, and Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Hampton Roads is often branded as “America’s First Region” due to its celebrated colonial history. It is also known as the “world’s greatest natural harbor”, due to its port being located only 18 miles from open ocean on one of the world’s deepest, natural ice-free harbors.
If you are planning to move to, or within, the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, please review our 2019 list of Featured Real Estate Professionals in the area to find the right realtor for you.
Heather Moorefield has been a Realtor and Associate Broker at Liz Moore & Associates in Williamsburg, VA since 2009. Heather’s own stated mission is to provide clients with exceptional service to assist them with their real estate goals. She listens to her clients’ needs and always responds quickly. She is an expert on real estate market trends, and offers excellent advertising and marketing strategies. Heather makes sure her clients understands all requirements and helps them to find the perfect neighborhood, surrounding amenities, and dream home.
Heather belongs to several local Real Estate organizations in Williamsburg, including the Virginia Association of Realtors, Williamsburg Multiple Listing Service and Real Estate Information Network, Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Reviews from clients of Heather say she is “an excellent agent”, “a joy to work with”, “very knowledgeable in all aspects of the local area” and “is by far the best realtor” they have ever used.
Tina Straight moved to Williamsburg from Hawaii in 2000. Two years later, she was working as a licensed Realtor. She has worked at Long & Foster since 2005, and has been on the Gold Team (designating over $5 million in sales volume) every year since. She became an Associate Broker at Long & Foster in 2012. She specializes in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property in the Williamsburg, Yorktown, Newport News and Hampton areas. Tina prides herself on her extensive knowledge of current transactions, school districts, and neighborhood information. She is also an expert on mortgage, insurance, and inspection information, and she is a Military Residential Specialist.
Tina has a customer-driven focus and dedicates herself to achieving results and providing exceptional service to her clients. She is a member of the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors, and the Long & Foster Hall of Fame Chairman’s Club. Clients of Tina’s say “Tina is an excellent real estate agent”, “she takes care of it like it is her own“, “she truly cares about the well-being of her clients”, and “she is not only conscientious, smart and savvy about the market, she is honest.”
Tracy Foster is a life-long resident of the Chesapeake Bay area, and has been a Realtor there since 1991. She has worked at Abbitt Realty Company, LLC since 1997. Tracy is an award-winning and top-selling realtor, and is committed to demonstrating true professionalism. Colleagues of Tracy say she is a “great realtor that finds her clients the house that fits her budget” and “she is a leader in the real estate industry.”
Tracy is a member of the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors, and has won many awards throughout her career including the Chairmans Club over $13 Million, Listing Associate of the Year, Sales Associate of the Year, and Top Resale Producer of the Year. Clients of Tracy say she is “very professional and detailed”, “demonstrates a high degree of trustworthiness and ethics”, “has a passion for her job”, and that she “helped us beyond our expectations.”
Joanne Kowalczyk has worked at Century 21 Nachman Realty, LLC since 2009. She has lived in the Williamsburg area since 2003, and began working in the real estate market there in 2005. Her honesty and integrity have helped her reputation as one of the most enjoyable agents to work with in the Williamsburg area. She has a vast knowledge of the local real estate market, and enjoys making a positive impact on the life of her clients. Joanne believes every client deserves their agent’s full attention during the home buying or selling process. That is why she works hard to make these buyers or sellers feel like they are her only clients.
Joanne has won many awards in her career, including the Masters Ruby 3 times (most recently in 2018), and the Quality Service Pinnacle Producer designation. She also volunteers for Walking with Anthony, an organization trying to change the recovery outcome of spinal cord injuries, and with the Michael Davis Foundation, which provides three educational scholarships each year in honor of Michael’s legacy. Joanne’s clients say “she is wonderful to work with and inspires total confidence”, she is “knowledgeable and responsive”, “she has a very pleasant disposition”, and “she is personable and treats you like family.”
Shanni Payne is a licensed Realtor in both North Carolina and Virginia, but is located in the Chesapeake Bay area. She has worked in the real estate industry since 2011. She has experience in property management, distressed properties encompassing both commercial and residential, as well as on the records side dealing with items such as deeds and titles. Shanni has been an active duty military spouse for over a decade, and understands the unique situation military families face when buying, selling, and renting properties. She draws upon this experience to help assist her clients.
Shanni believes keeping a prompt open line of communication with her clients is paramount, and has proven this by successfully assisting multiple families in “sight-unseen” moves. She offers a free Competitive Market Analysis for potential clients, and offers special military-specific rates. Her clients say that she is “very helpful and very friendly”, “by far the most knowledgeable and responsive real estate professional we have ever used”, “one of the most honest realtors I have ever met”, and “a stellar agent that puts the needs of the customer before her own.”
Tonya Simpson-Feamster is a Broker and Owner at RE/MAX Patriot in Chesapeake, VA and has been a Realtor for 19 years. She is a native of the Hampton Roads/Coastal Virginia area, and services all local cities. Tonya works with sellers, buyers, and investors, and specializes in first-time home buyers, listings, short sales, and investment property. She is very active in her local community, and has served as Vice President of the Civic League, President and Vice President of the PTO, and has coached the Portsmouth Soccer League.
Tonya is a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors and the Hampton Roads Realtor Association, the latter of which she served on the Board of Directors for 3 years. She was awarded “Realtor Volunteer of the Year” in 2014. Clients of RE/MAX Patriot say “they made the entire home buying process easier than I could have imagined” and they are “professional, easy to deal with, and quick to respond to my questions.”
Alan & Betsy Thompson are the owners of Lucky Homes in Chesapeake, VA. They believe in “old-fashioned” activities like answering the phone, carefully listening to the needs of their clients, and being responsive to each client’s unique circumstances. They strive to provide services that culminate in happy, satisfied customers on closing day. They are results-driven realtors, and give their clients the personalized service, support, and success they deserve. Alan and Betsy serve the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach communities.
Alan and Betsy, and their team at Lucky Homes, are experts on the local area and market with a reputation for excellence. Clients of theirs say they are “the best at finding you a home and selling one”, “phenomenal agents that take great care of their clients”, “a pleasure to work with”, and “100% dedicated to providing the best service possible in and around the Virginia shore area.”