Luxury real estate firm with ties to ‘Real Housewives’ opens 1st Virginia franchise in Chesapeake

A Beverly Hills, California, luxurious house brokerage firm with ties to actuality series like “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Million Greenback Listing Los Angeles” is now open up in Hampton Roads.

The Agency opened a new franchise site Tuesday in Chesapeake. The new area is the 1st Company franchise in Virginia and joins a network of a lot more than 65 offices across the United States and internationally. It will be led by handling companions Alan and Betsy Thompson.

In an announcement, The Company CEO and founder Mauricio Umansky claimed the group was psyched to get there in Hampton Roadways.

“Alan and Betsy Thompson are two of the most completed authentic estate brokers in the spot, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to The Company family, being aware of they will be remarkable stewards of our manufacturer and culture,” Umansky mentioned.

Alan Thompson has 3 decades of genuine estate expertise in luxurious homes. He has marketed a lot more than $400 million in true estate throughout his profession and overseen far more than 50,000 transactions as a principal broker and owner of Lucky Properties in Chesapeake.

“Our booming authentic estate sector retains great synergy with The Agency’s world wide brand and large network of associates,” he said in the announcement.

Fellow running partner Betsy Thompson specializes in residential income across the location, including in Virginia Seashore, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Smithfield, Poquoson and York County. She has been voted the No. 1 agent in the area by Coastal Virginia journal for three straight decades.

Alan Thompson claimed the spot will start out with three brokers with programs to recruit much more.

The Thompsons embody what The Agency appears to be like for in taking care of partners, Jim Ramsay, government vice president for franchise gross sales, claimed in an electronic mail.

“Their qualified encounter and passion for the authentic estate business, along with their potent perception of community community in Chesapeake and its bordering parts, we feel is a ideal match for The Company as we make our way into the Virginia marketplace,” Ramsay reported.

The Company has been on an enlargement spree these days. The group has opened 22 new corporate and independently owned offices through the past year. Past branding, the franchise locations have access to the firm’s management, promoting, community relations, training, tools and know-how.

The company also debuted its personal Netflix truth series “Buying Beverly Hills” on Nov. 4. The series follows Umansky and his little ones Farrah, Brittany, and Alexia Umansky as they navigate the luxury property market place in Southern California.

Umansky and spouse Kyle Richards also surface on “The Authentic Housewives of Beverly Hills” and many agents from The Agency has produced appearances on previous seasons of “Million Greenback Listing Los Angeles.”

Trevor Metcalfe, 757-222-5345, [email protected]