Andrea Holt & Shelley Ritter make a great team with real estate skills plus staging homes and work outside of the White Stone branch office.
Andrea Holt moved with her family from Northern Virginia to the Middle Peninsula in 1996. She and her husband purchased a marina in Deltaville, and in spite of being suburbanites all their lives, they sold their home and headed to the country. Since then Andrea has held positions as an advertising sales rep for tourism publications in eastern Virginia and North Carolina, as a manufactured and modular home salesperson for Clayton Homes in Tappahannock, and as a new home consultant in an active adult community in Williamsburg. It was her time spent selling modular homes that ignited a love for seeing families realize their dream of home ownership.
Andrea believes that a good part of her duty in representing her clients starts with a broad overview of the area and the nuances that come with living in the country and on the water. She spends time introducing her clients to their areas of interest so that they can understand the topography, proximity to towns, and the various bodies of water. She says it’s an area that is easy to love – rich in history and unexpectedly remote for an area tucked between several metropolises. Andrea describes herself as having the soul of a conservationist and is passionate about the Bay, rivers and creeks in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
In working with sellers, Andrea especially draws on the years she spent in advertising. She understands the market and knows that the buyers who will ultimately purchase her listings are sometimes local, yet many times they are from Richmond, Northern Virginia, or further north..
Andrea has been with IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate since November 2013. In her spare time Andrea enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her two dogs, three cats, and seven chickens.
Shelley Ritter has developed an eye for homes through a background in real estate staging, visual merchandising, interior design, and sales. This makes Shelley a great asset in finding you a home or a buyer for your property. Working with clients in the home furnishing field, Shelley came to appreciate the deep connection between people and their houses.
In today’s world, we are spending more time at home than ever before. Our house has become a home office, our favorite restaurant, and the center of family entertainment. So whether you are a buyer or a seller, put Shelley’s keen eye, integrity, and creativity to work for you.
Before moving to the Middle Peninsula full time, Shelley and her husband would escape the busy life of the DC area and retreat to Topping to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the area. Throughout their years here, their greatest joys have come from watching their daughter sail in the Rappahannock River, kayak, catch crabs, swim in the many creeks, and enjoy beautiful sunsets in the backyard with her dogs. Rich in history, natural beauty and a slower pace of life, our area is within driving distance of some of the greatest cities on the East Coast, so you really can have the best of both worlds!
A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, MD, Shelley continued her education in interior design and real estate staging at University of Richmond while working as a visual designer at Crate & Barrel Euromarket Design. Shelley is eager to share her love of houses in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area and help you in all aspects of your real estate journey.