Top Performers, March 2021

Top Performers, March 2021

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty is comprised of a team of local real estate professionals committed to selling some of the most desired homes in Hampton Roads. We take great pride in using our years of expertise, in-depth a marketing knowledge and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary buyers and sellers with extraordinary places to call home. Let’s take a look at some of our top performers for March!



Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Agent of the Month | Pat Barton

Born in Hong Kong with travels through Asia, Europe, the South Pacific Islands and Hawaii, Pat Barton brings a worldwide prospective to his real estate business. Raised in Sandbridge Beach and with 13 years’ experience in the real estate market, he will guide you through investment opportunities or the best location for your second home or primary residence. From the beach to the bay, Pat has intimate knowledge of this unique coastal community that is Sandbridge Beach. He brings with him a team of dedicated professionals that are committed to providing the best possible experience in either buying or selling real estate. His civic involvement includes being Past President of the Sandbridge Civic League and co-founder and Past President of the Sandbridge Beach Business Association. Pat and Amy along with their son, Bane love living in this unique and diverse community and look forward to many years ahead. Their passions include surfing, sailing, travel and outrigger canoe paddling.


Kris Weaver Real Estate Team Agent of the Month | Chris Johnson

Being a resident for over 25 years in the Hampton Roads area Chris has gained extensive knowledge of the area. Chris prides himself on his punctuality, honesty, dedication and the ability to get the job done. With over 15 years of Customer Service Experience Chris has gained the skills to truly understand people and how to take care of them and provide them with exceptional customer service they deserve and make sure that they leave Happy. Chris’s goal is to build a long-term relationship with his clients and make the process as stress free as possible as well ensure that all his client’s needs are meet and they get the home they desire and most of all leave HAPPY.



Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Admin of the Month – Pooya Mohit, Marketing Director

Atlantic Sotheby’s Property Manager of the Month – Lea Marie Ngowakl

Kris Weaver Team Inside Sales Associate of the Month – Marlon Sanchez


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The Miyazaki Japanese Garden of Red Wing Park

The Miyazaki Japanese Garden of Red Wing Park

Hey, fun fact: ​​​​​​​​​​​​Red Wing Park, located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for it’s beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival.” Right now, those Cherry Blossoms are in bloom.

“Red Wing Park is a 97-acre park that was developed in 1966 by the city as a family, general-use park. The property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the “Old City Poor Farm.” Red Wing Park is home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.”

We would love to see your Cherry Blossom photos! Tag us on social media. For now, enjoy some we have found from Hampton Roads locals!



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Other Amenities at Red Wing Park:

  • ​Five Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • ​Basketball Court
  • Two Volleyball Courts
  • Handball/Racquetball Court
  • Two Playground Areas
  • Therapeutic Cradle Swing Seats
  • Shared-Use Paths
  • Gardens
  • Picnic Areas with Charcoal Grills
  • Dog Park​
  • Open Fields
  • Vending Machines
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wooded Area
  • Cornhole Boards

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Virginia Beach has many spots for you or the family to visit… take a look at our fine homes for sale in Virginia Beach and across the Hampton Roads.

Kitchens Fit For A Feast

Kitchens Fit For A Feast

Some would argue that the kitchen is the most important room of the home. We think it’s pretty up there! From cozy kitchens, to modern, to open & airy – we have quite a few to share with you today. This one goes out to all those foodies who spend their days in the kitchen.



Cherrie Point | 8936 Bar Harbor Ln, Gloucester County, VA 23072

“Your gourmet kitchen has built-in seating with stunning views of the water and nature, custom cabinets, granite countertops, pantry with wine cooler, custom tile backsplash, polished wood floors and much more.” Offered at $2,275,000. 


Western Branch | 3812 Bruce Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321

“This gorgeous kitchen is full of light and unique design. Complete with a large and functional island, wet bar, and plenty of countertop for cooking  & hosting – this kitchen is perfect for the entertainer.” Offered at $1,799,900.


Croatan | 539 S Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

“This house is to be built. Construction to start March of 2021. Simple and modern, this kitchen has a 48-inch commercial range in addition to all new stainless steel appliances. Complete with a large island with farmhouse sink, this kitchen has it all.” Offered at $1,629,000.


King & Queen County | 2066 Byrds Mill Rd, King & Queen County, VA 23126

“Pride of ownership and attention to detail is shown throughout the home which offers gleaming hardwood floors, breathtaking stone fireplace and a retractable chandelier. Kitchen is adorned with custom built cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens and a gas range.” Offered at $1,350,000.


Historic Boxwood Inn | 10 Elmhurst St, Newport News, VA 23603

“Preservation and modern business make this a totally unique estate. Original millwork and tables from general store still in use, hardwood floors, covered porches, verandas add to the charm. Commercial kitchen, full size owners kitchen, 5 beautiful areas on first floor. Interior decor and furnishings included.” Offered at $799,000.


See, we told you that we had kitchens of all types! Which one is your dream kitchen?

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6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

6 Places To Catch An Inspiring Sunrise In Virginia Beach

One of the perks to living on the East Coast is gorgeous sunrises. As the weather gets warmer, you have the opportunity to go watch the sunrise (without freezing). But, where can you catch some of the best sunrises in Virginia Beach? We have our top 6 ready to inspire you on this lovely Monday Morning.


SPOT ONE | Little Island Park

“Little Island Park is a 122-acre beach park in Sandbridge, just north of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park.” overall source


SPOT TWO | Neptune’s Park

“He stands 26 feet tall, sun reflecting off his frame, wave-inspired curls cast in bronze. He is the son of Saturn, Lord of the Sea. He is King Neptune, and with a majestic presence only he can muster, he presides over Virginia Beach’s newest oceanfront park. Located at 31st and Atlantic, Neptune’s Park is the third venue of its kind along the resort strip.” overall source


SPOT THREE | Rock Jetty at Rudee Inlet

“At the south end of the Oceanfront, the Rudee Inlet is the go-to hub for fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing and waterside dining.” info + photo source Brian Knight


SPOT FOUR | Mount Trashmore Park

“Mount Trashmore Park, also known simply as Mount Trashmore, is a city park located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which opened in 1974, Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park.” photo source


STOP FIVE | False Cape State Park

“Featuring over six miles of unspoiled beaches in an ocean-to-freshwater bay habitat and 15.3 miles of trails, False Cape State Park is one of our favorite spots to explore for a unique glimpse into our seaside environment. With dunes, woodlands, farm fields, salt marshes and more, this coastal landscape is unmatched.” info sourcephoto source


SPOT SIX | Red Wing Park

“Red Wing Park, a 97-acre park located off of General Booth Blvd, is known for its beautiful gardens and annual Cherry Blossom Festival.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Red Wing Park property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the “Old City Poor Farm.” It was developed into a park by the City in 1966 and is now home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.” Just picture those cherry blossoms at sunrise in the Spring… there are not many photos in existence of this spot at sunrise, you could be one of the first. overall source


So now you want to move to Virginia Beach… take a look at our fine homes for sale.

Which sunrise spot would you want to live near?

Happy National Puppy Day | The Pups of Atlantic Sotheby’s

Happy National Puppy Day | The Pups of Atlantic Sotheby’s

Did you know National Puppy Day was established in 2006? We are loving all the pictures we have been collecting. We love them so much that we are sharing them with you! We will be adding pictures all day, so feel free to keep checking back. And yes, we didn’t stutter… all dogs are puppies.


Side note… which of our backyards would be perfect for your four-legged friend(s)?

We have quite the handful to choose from. Browse all our fine homes to find the perfect space.


Atlantic Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Ranked #6 Brokerage in Southside Hampton Roads

Atlantic Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Ranked #6 Brokerage in Southside Hampton Roads

We are proud to announce we are ranked the #6 Brokerage in Southside Hampton Roads. We would love to thank our experienced REALTORS® and our team of administrative professionals for their hard work and dedication to providing extraordinary service.


Photo from WAVY-TV 10 feature about today’s market, click to read/watch.

I am so excited that through our hard work we have been able to move from #10 to #8 to #6 among all Southside Brokerages, considering #5 has nearly double the amount of agents – it is truly a testament to how hard our agents work and to what level they succeed. – Principal Broker, Kris Weaver


We also asked a few of our Brokerage’s top performers about our recent rise in the rankings.  Here is what they had to say.


“Solid support, incredible training and mentorship, and amazing culture all supported by strong industry branding. It all starts at the top and the brokerage’s leadership invests heavily in the success of each individual agent, which results in the success of the brokerage. I don’t know of any other brokerage that offers such a wide menu of services and support in an effort to make the agent’s job easier, ultimately increasing the chances of success.” – Andrew Christie, REALTOR®


“ I think it’s amazing that we are ranked #6 in the Hampton Roads area, especially considering the amount of people in our company and how few offices we have compared to most other brokerages in our area. Our marketing, our photography, and all our support we have within our company has been everything. “ – Melanie Currey, REALTOR®


We are truly grateful.

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4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

4 Ways To Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day
Adrienne Cook once said, “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” This St. Patrick’s Day is different for sure, but there are still some ways to celebrate. If you need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.


Step One | Brunch

Nothing says good morning (or afternoon) quite like brunch, but did you know there is a plethora of recipes to make it a true St. Patrick’s Day feast? Get cooking, Rachael Ray has a whole lineup for you here!


Step Two | Drink Green Beer

Fun and festive, this is always a good way to get your day started. Need to figure our how to obtain green beer? Try this recipe! It is super simple. (thank goodness)


Step Three | Head Out For Festivities (or stay in)

There are a few things you can do safely around the Hampton Roads. There are some pop up markets, virtual comedy shows, and even virtual concerts. Take a look at all your options thanks to The Virginian-Pilot.


Step Four | Bake Some Goodies

We cannot forget about the last step. One of the perks of any holiday, is baked goods. From festive cookies, to cupcakes, to dessert pizzas – yes, dessert pizzas – there are almost too many options. Sort through all the recipes and suggestions from Good Housekeeping. Thank us later!


We hope everyone has a magical St. Patrick’s Day, no matter how you choose to celebrate.

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Rain Rain Go Away, Or Maybe It’s Cool If You Stay A Day

Rain Rain Go Away, Or Maybe It’s Cool If You Stay A Day

We know the saying is “April showers bring May flowers,” but those showers have started early here in the Hampton Roads. Yes, it might be a little rainy for now, but guess what… there is greener grass and warmer weather waiting for us on the other side. In the meantime, here are some rainy day activities!



Self-care really does start at home. Take some time to yourself – fill up the tub with some warm water and bubbles, pour a drink of choice, and relax. What’s next? Maybe you could do a face mask or at-home pedicure. Do what you need to do to unwind and take advantage of your rainy day.



Marie Kondo has nothing on a rainy day. Start in one room and go one by one… you have ALL DAY to get your space spick and span. This option is mighty productive by nature, but also proactive because on the next sunny day you can enjoy the outdoors and sunshine fully without worrying about chores.



Pick your fighter! Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, 80s favorites… No matter what you pick, just make sure you have popcorn and snacks on deck. Grab your favorite fuzzy blanket, grab the kiddos, and have your very own at-home movie theatre experience.



Maybe your girlfriends want to come over for some Bob Ross and Grenache. Pick an image and paint away! It is always fun to see who is closest to matching the original, but it’s even more fun to see who is the furthest. Also, pajamas are fair game in this situation, just saying.



No matter how old you are, this option is golden. Dust off all those consoles! Whether you set up a Mario Kart tournament, get out a physical game, or even decide on charades – grey skies and rain move over, there is nothing but competition in the air.



520 Surfside Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | $885,000

So maybe now is the day you decide to search for your dream home in the Hampton Roads. New listings hit the market every day, so now is definitely the time. Let us help you with your home search. Contact one of our expert REALTORS® today or browse at your own pace at Good news, you don’t even have to leave your house.

Welcoming Jessica Haynes

Welcoming Jessica Haynes

Jessica Haynes comes from a military family and was born and raised locally in Hampton Roads with a love for home architecture and serving others. Her wealth of professional experience has lead her to her dream job of selling real estate and allowed her passion to become a reality with every new client relationship and every home sold.


Welcome Jessica!


Welcoming Avery Caton

Welcoming Avery Caton


Matching People to Properties – Your Connection Starts Here

“A dream home becomes reality when preparation meets opportunity. My mission as your Realtor is to help you negotiate that destination with complete transparency, and discover a space that will not only fulfill your needs, but will also continue to inspire for years to come.

As a military wife, I know first-hand the difficulties families face with relocation. In working with me, you will find that my intention is to learn about your greatest desires to ensure that your real estate venture goes as smoothly as possible. Those new to the area or new to the market can rest easy knowing your real estate goals will become my own.

Whether a first time home buyer or veteran investor, allow me to take the weight off of your shoulders and assist you in living your next chapter.