There are moments in everyone’s life when an idea or realization becomes so loud, you cannot ignore it. Real estate was that calling for me. After nearly a decade in property management, I trusted the advice of family and colleagues to transition into a role completely different but also strangely similar to what I had done before. Thankfully, my previous career exposed me to so many different and valuable experiences that I felt confident in taking on this new chapter in my life.

I recognize that I am a part of each and every one of my clients’ stories and that together, we are writing a new chapter for them as well. The key to my success is always in the details. I believe that asking the right questions, understanding the whole picture, and also keeping everyone informed during the process is what allows for all of us to stay on the same page. I also love talking about what gets people excited and for me – that’s animals and real estate. I have a small menagerie of creatures that I can talk about all day and when viewing properties, I can relate my experience as a horse and pet owner. Sometimes stairs might just not work for your Great Dane or the pasture is too small for four horses (yes, these are real problems that I have faced).

Though I now live on a few acres near the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County with my dogs and horses, Richmond is my base of operations as a realtor, and one of my life’s great loves. I’ve been fortunate to have experienced Richmond’s artistic, architectural and epicurean coming-of-age as a longtime resident. From little apartments in Forest Hill and Church Hill to becoming a homeowner in an established neighborhood tucked next to Bryan Park, it’s been an enduring affair. My career and life have taken me all over and because of that, I can relate to knowing when the moment is right and when you are finally home. I look forward to sharing that with you.

Lauryn@reRVA.com