I am a Realtor in Central Virginia and work in the City of Lynchburg and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell.
Get to know Brenda Van Fossen
Most of my working life (20+ years)has been in financial services--originally in insurance in a paralegal/compliance position at the company's home office, then a short stint as a mortgage loan originator, and for the past five years in real estate. My very technical background has been invaluable in dealing with all the forms and requirements inherent in a real estate transaction and in understanding the financial side of the transaction.
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The metropolitan Lynchburg area is not really a metropolis. In Lynchburg and the surrounding counties, there are about 225,000. We have over 700 realtors who are members of the Lynchburg association so no one can afford to specialize. I do handle residential (including multi-family units) vs commercial. Interestingly, I have had a number of listings that are the older, historic types of properties although my personal home preference is very contemporary. I appreciate all styles and one of the main things I love about my job is getting to see all the beautiful homes!
Whether you're a buyer or seller, I can help you navigate through the sales or buying process. I maintain a list of referrals for mortgage lenders, home inspectors, insurance agents, lawyers or settlement companies, repair firms, etc. Just ask. If I don't have it, I will find out. The real estate firm that I work for, Dawson Ford Garbee, also has a mortgage company and an insurance company so we can provide one-stop shopping if desired.
I am fortunate to be associated with a firm that provides weekly training opportunities and a board that brings in nationally recognized speakers to provide seminars on varied real estate topics. Most recently, I completed certification as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource. Although the Lynchburg area has been fortunate not to experience a high foreclosure rate, I have been exposed to this market and now feel more confident to deal with it.