The Town Team | Residential, New Construction, & Investment Specialists

GARY PALMER

PRINCIPAL BROKER & OWNER

Gary Palmer is the Owner and Principal Broker of Town and resides in the city of Charlottesville Virginia. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. His background as Co-Founder of Integrity Home Contracting and as a local real estate investor provides him with a unique perspective with the buying and selling process.  As a consultant, he spent years advising clients on complex remodeling and renovation projects.  He has personally acquired residential homes, townhouses, condominiums, land and commercial real estate throughout Albemarle County. The favorite part about his profession is helping clients in tough situations figure out solutions. Gary takes pride in offering real and competent advice to his clients while providing excellent service. He is eager to share his background and experience with the people of central Virginia.  Gary is committed to making Town the premier real estate brokerage firm in central Virginia.
Past Experience
  • Acquired real estate license at the age of 18
  • Branch Manager at National Services Group – 2005
  • District Manager at National Services Group – 2006
  • Co-Founder and General Manager of Integrity Home Contracting – 2006 – 2014
  • Co-Founder of Integrity Home Buyers and Angel Dreamers – 2007 - present
  • Successfully sold Integrity Home Contracting – 2014
  • Director of Sales at Access Properties – 2014
  • Owner and Principal Broker of Town – 2015 - present
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Debra Palmer

ASSOCIATE BROKER

Debbie lives on a small farm with her husband and 3 rescue dogs in northern Halifax County. In her spare time she is a member of the Halifax Dog Squad and helps re-home and foster abused dogs. She also enjoys refinishing furniture and decorating the home as hobbies.  Debbie Palmer has over 20 years of real estate experience and is the Principal Broker of Town. She is also the co-owner of Palmer Properties of Virginia a top producing real estate brokerage firm in southern Virginia. Her firm specializes in residential, commercial, land, farms, and property management throughout Halifax, Mecklenburg, Charlotte and Pittsylvania counties. Palmer Properties of Virginia has been awarded the area’s “Best of Best” designation six times.
Past Experience
  • Acquired over 20 years of real estate experience
  • Supervises 12 Realtors in Central and Southern Virginia
  • Member of local Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
  • Member of Southern Land and Lake Association of Realtors
  • Member of VAR and NAR

Ashley Jurney

Realtor

Ashley is a passionate and market savvy real estate agent. She puts her client's best interests and satisfaction first. She is originally from Buffalo New York and currently resides in the heart of Charlottesville. She studied Biology and Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2015. After college she worked as a Clinical Applications Analyst at the University of Virginia utilizing a combination of programming and analytical skills to formulate/define system scope and objectives to design and maintain complex application systems. Because of her computer oriented background; her advantage over other agents is that she always stays on the cutting edge with the latest real estate technology. She has also been awarded the Accredited Buyers Representation (ABRâ) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Counsel (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSâ (NAR). She is an enthusiastic member of the community and in her spare time you can find her volunteering with the Jefferson Area CHiP, The Charlottesville Free Clinic, and the American Heart Association. Ashley feels that it’s important to give back to the community you live in. She is excited to be a full time Buyers Agent with Town, LLC and is eager to face the challenges in a fast-paced real estate market. Schedule a showing with her today!

Past Experience

  • Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University - 2015
  • Clinical Applications Analyst and Programmer at UVA Health System - 2017
  • Virginia Real Estate License
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation
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Johan Torres

REALTOR

Johan resides in the city of Charlottesville with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and believes family always comes first.  Johan enjoys sports and has a special passion for baseball and soccer.  In his spare time he plays the guitar and the cuatro which is an original four string instrument from Venezulea.  He received an accounting degree in Venezuela in 2002 but due to economic problems he relocated to the US in 2003.  Once in Charlottesville he managed a restaurant for a few years and soon after became the production manager at Candle Factory.  In 2010 he launched GBS Financial Services a firm providing bookkeeping and payroll services for local businesses in central Virginia.  His accounting background and business experience gives him a unique perspective to buying and selling a home.  As a town Realtor he is eager to share his experience with the clients he serves.
Past Experience
  • Accounting Degree – 2002
  • Audit for a Tire Factory – 2002 – 2003
  • Restaurant Manager – 2003 – 2006
  • Candle Factory Production Manager – 2006 – 2010
  • Owner of GBS Financial Services – 2010 - present
  • Realtor at Town - present

Lisa Watson

REALTOR

Lisa grew up on a small farm in New Jersey, surrounded by horse country. She fell in love with real estate as she watched all of the new construction go up around her family’s farmhouse. Shortly after high school, Lisa moved to Virginia where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing as well as her Master’s Degree from Mary Baldwin College. After college, Lisa relocated to the Charlottesville area, which she has called home for the past 13 years. In 2014 she founded Local Nanny Network, which provides premier on-site childcare for special events and weddings in the Charlottesville area. She was accepted into University of Virginia’s Darden i.Lab in 2016, which helped her continue to grow and build her business. Lisa resides on Pantops with her husband Aaron Watson. Aside from being an entrepreneur, Lisa has a passion for hiking, photography, playing the piano, running races, her little Chihuahuas Lexi and Reese and loves to travel with her husband whenever they have a chance!
Past Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Mary Baldwin College - 2005
  • Real Estate Paralegal for LeClairRyan law firm from 2007-2010
  • Master’s Degree in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College - 2012 (K-6)
  • Graduated from the Community Investment Collaborative - Class of 2014
  • Founder and CEO of Local Nanny Network, LLC - 2014 - present
  • Graduated from the UVA’s Darden iLab - 2016
  • Virginia Real Estate License