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.
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
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 people´s dreams become a reality.
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