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Central Virginia Affiliate Network

The VHCDC Home Ownership Assistance Program (the Program) is a comprehensive initiative to empower first-time homebuyers and help prior homeowners get a second chance at owning a home or condo. The individuals shown below are members of our exclusive network of real estate professionals serving the Richmond Metropolitan Area, including Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex counties. Each was chosen for their expertise and dedication to assisting first-time homebuyers. Read their bios, enroll in the Program, and let us surround you with the expertise to move you from renter to homeowner!

Richmond Metropolitan Area Buyer's Agents

Charneeta Y. Best Charneeta Best

Charneeta Best is a dedicated leader and a creative problem solver, with more than 15 years of residential real estate experience. Ms. Best has the ability to forge strong relationships with diverse clients, leveraging her strengths in consultative sales and relationship building to ensure buyers purchase the right property at the right price. Her “pound the pavement” attitude and strong analytical skills help her perform accurate comparative market analysis to estimate property values and make recommendations on purchase prices inline with current market trends.

Ms. Best is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and eagerly seeks to foster new and existing relationships and actively serve the communities where she practices.

Ms. Best specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.

Keshawn C. Brandon

Keshawn is a Richmond native who is a graduate of Richmond Public Schools. She also began her college career at Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Health Administration from Seton Hall. Keshawn has built a successful people-focused career where she spent the last 10 years working in HIV/STI prevention. Though she is a Richmond native, she has truly fallen in love with Richmond as an adult as she regularly engages in the community, supporting local businesses and attending festivals.

As a proud member of the River City Blues LLC family, Keshawn is so excited to be continuing her passion for serving others, but now during the exciting process of home buying and selling. Throughout her previous work experience, she has learned to be an active listener, which allows her to truly understand what you desire and to bring your dream to life.

Keshawn is committed to hearing what you need and working hard to meet those needs whether you are a first-time home buyer, a seasoned buyer, or a seller.

Ms. Brandon is specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.

Tina Carter Tina Carter
LPP Agent

Ernestine Carter began her Real Estate career in 2005. Tina, as she is known to many, specializes first and foremost in providing the highest level of personal service possible in the real estate business. She has a comprehensive understanding of the market and skillful in purchase negotiations. Tina’s goal is to partner with you, guiding you through each step of the process, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident that you have all the information you need to make a decision that is right for you. Tina understands that buying or selling a home is an important decision and not just a transaction. It's all about you and your best interests.

Ms. Carter is a Lease Purchase Program Agent and specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.

Gloria Octave

Ms. Gloria Octave is a real estate agent over seven years experience as a Realtor®. She has achieved certifications as Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), a Pricing Strategy Advisory (PSA), and a VHDA First Time Homebuyer Instructor.

Ms. Octave is active in her community, serving as Chair of the Grove Point Townhomes Association and a Sunday School Teacher at Richmond Christian Center & Destiny Center Live. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and Virginia Association of Realtors®.

Ms. Octave specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.

Angela Sparks

Angela Sparks
LPP Agent

Ms. Sparks' goal is to empower the community with education on wealth building through real estate. As a REALTOR in the greater Richmond area she helped many Virginian’s find the home that is right for their lifestyle this may be in the form of an investment property or selling their home. Using her Information Technology background in computers provides a strong foundation with market evaluation.

For buyers and sellers, Ms. Sparks listens to what is important to them. As an advocate for her clients she values the trust given to her. Clients will receive the best service and professionalism. Homes are marketed with online tools, including various websites, social media, and traditional print.

Ms. Sparks is a Veteran of the United States Navy, having proudly served for 4 years. She is a Systems Analyst with 15 years experience in data analytics and computer coding. She decided to become to a Realtor to help her clients navigate one of the largest and exciting financial decisions of their lifetime. Angela’s customer service, computer skills and attention to details keeps her clients at-ease during the home buying process.

Ms. Sparks places great importance on giving back to the community by volunteering at Richmond Public Schools and Adams Park Community and giving yearly contributions to Children’s Hospitals, Red Cross, and VA Central food banks.

Ms. Sparks is a Lease Purchase Program Agent and specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan.

M Gail Townes

Dr M Gail C Townes is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and community leader. Dr. Townes is driven to have a life-long impact on the families in her local community, and the world at-large, by sharing economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, home ownership, and real estate investment.

Dr. Townes has served her community as a real estate professional for over 30 years and is the Principal Broker of TNT Prosperous Real Estate, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia. She is a real estate investor, property manager, licensed Virginia Real Estate Instructor, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Speaker, and Notary Public. Dr. Townes trains real estate agents, marketing staff, and many others about the home buying and selling process.

Dr. Townes has served as Chairperson and a Member of the School Board of the City of Richmond, Virginia. She is a founding member of the Southern Barton Heights Community Association, where she was an intergral part of the revitalization of the Southern Barton Heights Community. She also served on the Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, as a part of that revitalization effort.

Through her experience as an entrepreneur, a real estate broker, developer, investor, and trainer, Dr. Townes aids others in reaching their entrepreneurship and real estate investment goals!

Dr. Townes specializes in the Richmond Metropolitan.


Other Real Estate and Related Services

VHCDC is building an extensive network of top-notch real estate and related professionals throughout the Commonwealth, and neighboring North Carolina. We insist on dedicated, client driven professionals who will fulfill our clients’ aspirations of becoming a homeowner. See our Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP) page for details on how VHCDC and its service partners can help you achieve home ownership!

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