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Charlottesville Real Estate Agent Gary PalmerGARY PALMER

PRINCIPAL BROKER & OWNER

Gary Palmer is the Owner and Principal Broker of Town Realty 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. As a trusted Charlottesville real estate agent, 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 Realty 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 Realty – 2015 - present
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Charlottesville's best Realtor Ashely PalmerAshley PALMER

Realtor

Ashley is a passionate and market savvy real estate agent. She puts her client's best interests and satisfaction first! A longtime resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, Ashley Palmer has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, she launched a successful career as a computer programmer; however, she soon found herself seeking a new opportunity that better spoke to her outgoing personality. Around that time, she met her husband, Gary Palmer, who was in the process of opening his own brokerage firm. Inspired, Ashley decided to switch paths, pursue her real estate license, and join him in the business in 2017. She is a REALTOR® whom assists clients throughout Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the surrounding counties of Central Virginia. Currently ranked among the top 3% of agents in the region, she has cultivated a hands-on process to meet the needs of any buyer or seller.
When listing a property, Ashley is there for her clients each step of the way. After helping them fully prepare their home for the market, she shares their listing via a highly targeted blend of digital and social media campaigns. Meanwhile, she leverages proven outlets like direct mailers and her own popular YouTube channel to give clients an added advantage in the leadup to their standout open house showing. Elsewhere, Ashley is just as attentive when assisting her buyers, thoughtfully guiding them to the right investment for their best interests. In fact, she prefers to keep in touch long after the closing through regular check-ins, market updates, and appreciation events—all to ensure her clients are thriving in their new homes. Over the years, she has earned a fantastic reputation throughout Central Virginia, with much of her volume coming from repeat clients and referrals.
Having completed nearly $13 million in sales in 2021 alone, Ashley remains focused on the proven standards that have consistently set her apart. “Real estate comes down to patience and experience—especially in a volatile market such as ours,” she says. “But since I’m in the business every single day, clients can always trust in my openness, integrity, and expertise.” she looks forward to all the new clients and opportunities that await. “I love the diversity of our industry,” she says. “Because every client, house, and transaction is different, there’s always something new to learn. For me, there could be nothing more rewarding than expanding my skill set while seeing my clients accomplish their goals—whether they’re buying or selling.”
Outside of real estate, Ashley is dedicated to her community, serving as Chair of fundraising and on the board of directors of Child Health Partnership, a non-profit organization that encourages the healthy development of infants and children in Charlottesville. When she’s not with clients or giving back, she can be found spending quality time at home with her family or traveling the globe.

Experience & Accolades

  • Featured Top Agent, Top Agent Magazine 2022
  • Top 3% for volume sold of Realtors in the Central Virginia Area 2021
  • Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS ® Good Neighbor Award – 2021
  • Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS ® Professional Honor Society 2021
  • Voted Best Real Estate Agent Daily Progress Readers Choice 2020
  • Voted Best of C-Ville Weekly, Best REALTOR in Charlottesville – 2019
  • Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation - 2019
  • Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS ® Rising Star of the Year - 2018
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation - 2017
  • Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University – 2015
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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 Venezuela.  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 Charlottesville real estate agent and 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 Realty - present

Brittany Grove

Executive Assistant

Brittany is a Charlottesville native; born in Indiana but raised in Esmont, VA near Scottsville. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her degree in Mass Communications in 2009. She won the Mass Communications Faculty Award for her graduating class. Her background has been primarily in experiential marketing for the last 10+ years. She has traveled the country as a Tour Manager and staffed programs for big clients such as GEICO & Under Armour. She has exceptional background in team leadership and development that translates to her current role as Executive Assistant. She also brings knowledge of filming, video editing and production using Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut to assist with marketing efforts within the company. Her hobbies include traveling, working out & bachata dancing. She is currently studying to become a Real Estate Agent and is excited to bring more skills to her role.
Past Experience
  • Associates in Business from Piedmont Virginia Community College - 2006
  • Bachelors of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University - 2009
  • Brand Ambassador - 2009-2014
  • National Tour Manager - 2012-2015
  • National Booking Coordinator - 2015-2018
  • Executive Assistant for Town Realty - 2018-Present