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

GARY 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. 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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Ashley PALMER

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 (ABR ®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Counsel (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® (NAR) and the SRS® designation which is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) to real estate practitioners with advanced professional training essential to representing sellers. Ashley was awarded Rising Star of the year by her local board Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS. She has also been voted Best of C-Ville Weekly, Best REALTOR in Charlottesville! Call her TODAY!
She is an enthusiastic member of the community and in her spare time she is the Chair of fundraising and on the board of directors for Child Health Partnership. Ashley feels that it’s important to give back to the community you live in and especially take care of the children in it.

Past Experience

  • Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University - 2015
  • Clinical Applications Analyst and Programmer at UVA Health System - 2017
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation - 2017
  • Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS ® Rising Star of the Year - 2018
  • Voted Best of C-Ville Weekly, Best REALTOR in Charlottesville - 2019
Gary Palmer reviews Move Safe™ Certified

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 Realty - 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

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