Top 17 Real Estate Agents in Norfolk

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Norfolk’s more than 237,000 residents adore the area for its fantastic healthcare system, affordable cost of living, and excellent quality of life. According to Redfin, the city has an average home value of $282,000, meaning properties are reasonably priced. Families have access to 149 schools, including private, public, and charter institutions. The Norfolk market is very competitive for both buyers and sellers. Based on community and vibe, East Ghent, West Ghent, and North Ghent are’s top picks for neighborhoods. The most reliable Realtors in the region are on our list below.

Colleen Kovach

17. Colleen Kovach, Howard Hanna

Colleen Kovach has over 14 years of experience as an associate broker. She graduated from the Realtor Institute and specializes in short sales and foreclosures. In 2001, Colleen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Old Dominion University and fell in love with Norfolk. She served in the Coast Guard on active duty for 7 years and is currently a Reserve officer. Colleen enjoys working with military families because she understands the stress of buying and selling quickly. She will handle all the details, scheduling contractors and repairs as needed. Colleen will also assist you with your relocation. has been awarded the HHRA Circle of Excellence / Gold 2012-2020.

Johnathan King

16. Johnathan King, Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty

John King embodies honesty, vitality, tenacity, work ethic, and innovative service in all facets of your real estate transaction. Raised in a small farming community that valued traditional virtues, he began selling produce at his grandfather’s farmers’ market when he was just 4 years old. John continues to rise early and has since established a successful career as a broker in the Tidewater market. He has experience with sellers, buyers, investors, short sales, tax liens, probates, and divorce-related deals. John uses his strong communication and negotiation skills to get the job done.

Tom Poyner

15. Tom Poyner, Bayview Realty

Tom Poyner began his real estate career in Hampton Roads in 1995. He initially gained knowledge of the local market by working as a salesperson, property manager, and residential housing constructor. After acquiring Bayview Realty in 2014, Tom became its principal broker and put together a team of elite agents. He guarantees that he has the right Realtor for you, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, new to the area or a long-time resident. Bayview Realty strives to be technologically advanced, putting them far ahead of the competition.

Brian Wurst

14. Brian Wurst, A Better Way Realty

Brian Wurst is the owner and principal broker of A Better Way Realty. Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina since 2005, he focuses on residential, relocation, foreclosures, and property management. Brian was recently named a Top 25 Realtor in Virginia, as well as a Top Agent in both Norfolk and Chesapeake. He has sold more than 2,000 homes in his career and is ranked in the Top 50 of all brokers in the Hampton Roads region. Brian graduated from the Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Bethany White

13. Bethany White, The Bethany White Group

One of Hampton Roads’ most renowned organizations is The Bethany White Group. Led by Bethany White, they are the #1 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty team and the #5 BHHS team in the country. Bethany’s love of negotiating and handling logistical issues has helped her build enduring relationships with customers, as well as experts in home repair and remodeling. Her team’s agents handle a wide variety of properties at various price points. They consistently rank among HomeLight’s Top Buyer Agents, Top Negotiators, Top Seller Agents, and Top Producers. Bethany and her colleagues are the most trustworthy brokers in the region.

Kris Weaver

12. Kris Weaver, Kris Weaver Team

Kris Weaver is one of the country’s top agents. He is the owner of the Kris Weaver Real Estate Team, which RealTrends named as the top group in Hampton Roads. Its brokers are the best in the area and well-respected by the nearly 500,000-person market. Kris is successful both with his team and individually; he is ranked among the Top 3% of Realtors nationwide and has been a top producer for more than 10 years. With a proven track record, in-depth market knowledge, and an admirable work ethic, Kris has become a true industry expert.

Jenn Bryant

11. Jenn Bryant, The Bryant Group

Jenn Bryant has been working in the Hampton Roads market since 2003. Now the owner and principal broker of The Bryant Group, she possesses the ability to handle every aspect of a real estate transaction. Jenn holds numerous designations, including Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Military Relocation Professional, and Certified Distressed Property Expert. After many years working for another brokerage, she launched her own firm and has never looked back. Jenn also enjoys educating her clients, as well as being a mentor to other Realtors who have high aspirations.

Karen Tyler

10. Karen Tyler, Team Tyler Homes

For more than 14 years, Karen Tyler has been a top-producing Realtor in Southeast Virginia. Thanks to being focused, loyal, and driven, she’s cemented her place among the Top 1% of brokers in Hampton Roads. As the founder of Team Tyler Homes, Karen has the expertise to accomplish any task her clients may need. Her specialties include assisting first-time buyers, house builders, and investors. As a property investor herself, she understands how to identify a home that will turn a profit. With well over 500 Five-Star reviews, Karen has been named a Zillow Premier Agent.

Charlotte Chandler

9. Charlotte Chandler, Chandler Realty

For more than four decades, Charlotte Chandler’s family has called Hampton Roads home. She’s spent her professional life as an educator, first as an adjunct professor and now as a real estate agent. As a broker, Charlotte knows that teaching people is part of the job. She became interested in the field after purchasing her first home in 1998, and she continues to love her job to this day. After graduating from Ferguson High School in Newport News, Charlotte received a BA in art history from William & Mary, along with a PhD in science from Virginia Tech.

Lonnie Bush

8. Lonnie Bush, Lonnie Bush Real Estate

Lonnie Bush, a 10-year Navy veteran, has extensive knowledge of the Hampton Roads region. In 2006, he founded Lonnie Bush Real Estate due to his strong entrepreneurial ambition. Lonnie has been part of teams that have won the Circle of Excellence award and has worked with buyers, sellers, investors, and property managers. He takes great pride in offering customers an unrivaled level of service. A passionate investor himself, Lonnie tries to educate his clients and offer them expert guidance so they can make informed decisions. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Hampton Roads Realtors Association.

Mick Shaw

7. Mick Shaw, Howard Hanna Real Estate Little Creek

Mick Shaw, a native of Norfolk, is well known for both his drive and his work ethic. Few people can say they haven’t had the pleasure of working with him, whether that be as a Realtor or a community volunteer. Mick bought his first property shortly after receiving his business administration degree from Old Dominion University. As a resident of the area, he’s learned how to navigate the ups and downs of the local market. Mick is a tireless broker who will put his optimistic outlook and unlimited energy to work for you. He has cultivated a robust and wide-ranging network of family, friends, and business associates.

Kathryn Kramer

6. Kathryn Kramer, Howard Hanna Real Estate Downtown

Kathryn Kramer is a top agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Norfolk. Townhomes, houses, condos, co-ops, lots/land, and multi-family are among the property types she handles. Kathryn focuses on a few different neighborhoods, including Larchmont/Edgewater and Ghent. A winner of the Circle of Excellence Award, she succeeds because of her superior marketing and tenacious bargaining. With more than 300 homes sold totaling over $100 million, Kathryn has the expertise to deal with any circumstances and resolve unforeseen difficulties. She earned her degree in history and communications from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brock Thompson

5. Brock Thompson, Brock Thompson Real Estate

Brock Thompson is a broker with Exit Realty Central, serving all of the Hampton Roads regions. He has been named his firm’s Top Producer on many different occasions. Some of Brock’s specialties include assisting first-time homebuyers and residential sellers. As a listing agent, he has successfully sold numerous houses in the area for maximum profit. Brock has extensive experience and has worked closely with investors in each of Hampton Roads’ 7 municipalities. He’s helped them find great bargains and has observed as they remodel older, outdated homes into magnificent new estates.

Lin Miller

4. Lin Miller, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty

Lin Miller is one of Hampton Roads’ most educated and approachable Realtors. With over 33 years of experience, a large list of happy clients, and a knack for connecting the right people with the right places, he is an expert in his field. A fourth-generation Norfolk native, Lin focuses on new construction and resale homes on the west side, including Ghent and Downtown. He truly listens when you meet with him, allowing him to make the most of your time. Lin was previously named Listing Associate of the Year by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty.

Lauren Conner

3. Lauren Conner, Howard Hanna Real Estate Downtown

Thanks in part to her positive attitude and enthusiasm, Lauren Conner is a multimillion-dollar producer at the top-ranked real estate firm in Hampton Roads. She graduated from the Real Estate Institute and belongs to the HRRA Circle of Excellence. Lauren is a Certified Residential Specialist, as well as a Short Sale and Foreclosure expert. When it comes to marketing or locating a home, she draws on years of expertise in sales, charitable endeavors, and collaborations with military families. Lauren can help whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or ready to purchase an executive-level estate. In addition, she has a particular passion for working with seniors.

Bobby Lawrence

2. Bobby Lawrence, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty

Bobby Lawrence has over 31 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent. Born and raised in Norfolk, he is rigorous and honest, providing clients from all generations and socioeconomic backgrounds with intelligent advice. Bobby is well-liked by his customers and frequently forms lifelong friendships with them. A top-selling broker for the majority of his career, he has received numerous honors. In 2011, Bobby was presented with the prestigious Breck Wood Award, which is given to someone who exemplifies the pioneering spirit and vision that’s so appreciated in the real estate sector.

Michael Daugherty

1. Michael Daugherty, OWN Real Estate

Michael Daugherty is an award-winning Realtor in Hampton Roads. He aims to give clients an experience that will make them want to recommend him to their friends and family. In addition to being a buyer’s and listing agent, Michael’s specialties include relocation and short sales. After selling 281 units in one year, RealTrends ranked him as the #1 broker in Virginia and #33 overall in the United States. Michael thrives in all areas because he places a strong emphasis on giving deeply personalized service. Given his outstanding work ethic, he will no doubt stay at the top of his field for years to come.