ABR Broker Associate CRS GRI Equal Housing Opportunity
Donn Irby

Donn Irby

ABR, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI

and Paula Johnson-Irby

ABR, EcoBroker, SRES

Rose and Womble Realty

628 Cedar Rd · Chesapeake · VA · 23322
Office: 757-547-1234 · Cell: 757-434-3073 Fax: 757-390-3485

Communities: Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, Moyock NC, Currituck County

As a native of the Roads area, Donn knows this market like the back of his hand. His ties to local organizations keep Donn plugged in to the community. Highly skilled with extensive training, Donn has specialized knowledge of this area and its resources. He has a keen sense of property values and uses the knowledge to better serve both buyers and sellers.

Educated Professional... CRS, GRI and Associate Broker demonstrate that Donn has the experience, skill and confidence to assist home buyers and sellers at all levels. These designations come through continued education that only top professionals will achieve. Donn's commitment to giving his customers the very best information available is evident in his continuing pursuit of knowledge.

Relocation Specialist... In addition to all of his other credentials, Donn is a Corporate Relocation Expert. He has worked with several companies over the years, helping with the relocation of personnel. His valuable insight will ensure a smooth, fast and worry free transaction.

Backed by the extensive resources of Rose & Womble Realty, one of the area's largest real estate companies, Donn brings his customers state of the art technology and a sophisticated marketing program.

Professional Preparation

Licensed since 1978, Full Time Since 1984

Graduate of Realtor's Institute (GRI) June, 1985

Virginia Broker's License - November 1987

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) May, 1988

Licensed North Carolina Realtor Since 1990

Accredited Buyer Representative May, 1999


Board of Directors Hanpton Roads Realtors Association 1988-2006

Past Chairman of Board HRRA 2005

Received HRRA'S Code of Ethics Award 2006

Realtor Salesperson of the Year HRRA 2001

Realtor Volunteer of the Year HRRA 2002

Member of Virginia Association of Realtors Board of Directors 2008

SMC Distinguished Sales Award 1988

Circle of Excellence Sales Club 1985-2008

HRAA Gold Award 86, 88, 89, 91, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05

Diamond Award-20yrs in club-2006

Platninum Award 2003

Portsmouth-Chesapeake Board Gold Award 1993-2000

Over 1500 Closed Transactions Since 1984

Continuing Education Thru Real Estate and Financing Seminars

Strong sphere of influence and referral base

Education and Community Involvement

Native of Chesapeake

1967 Graduate of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia

1971 Graduate - Virginia Tech - BS in Finance

Community Involvement

Past President - Great Bridge Lions Club

Past President - Great Bridge Sertoma Club

Member of Masonic Lodge #339 & Khedive Temple

Co Founder & Past president Shorty Stallings Scholarship Fund

Board of Directors-Chesapeake Care Free Clinic 2001-2007

Executive Committee-Greenbrier Country Club 1990-2002


Paula Johnson-Irby Paula is native to the Hampton Roads area, specifically Chesapeake. She was licensed in Virginia in 1990. She worked in banking and with a residential designer for many years before entering real estate and is familiar with financing, new construction and blue prints. After working with several developers in the past five or six years, her love of seeing raw land become a wonderful neighborhood is one of her favorite things along with representing builders.

Business: Paula began her business career in banking in 1970. During her years in the Commercial Loan Department she worked with real estate attorneys, builders and developers, having a connection with real estate. After taking a hiatus to raise her children, she worked part-time with a residential designer and builder. She has experience on new construction sites, overseeing subcontractors.

Designations: Paula is an ABR (Accredit Buyer Representative) as well as a SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist). She is currently working towards receiving her Eco-Broker Designation for knowledge of "GREEN" building and environmentally friendly and energy efficient aspects of real estate.

Personal: Paula is the mother of two sons and one stepdaughter. She works with Donn, her husband, on the Home-Specialists team. She is in several extra-curricular groups who service the community and loves to read and play golf. She feels that being part of this team is an extremely special privilege. Everyone works so well together to serve our clients/customers and make homebuying or selling a pleasant experience. We all love seeing peopleĀ“s dreams become a reality.

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