About Us

Who We Are

For 30 years, Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. has been providing residents of Hopewell, VA and surrounding communities with real estate services you can depend on. Our goal is to help our customers find the home they want at an affordable price or help them sell their home for the best price possible. We believe in using our extensive experience in finance, contracts, negotiating and marketing to our clients’ best advantage.

Our experienced staff has years of knowledge and understanding when it comes to Hopewell and the surround Tri-Cities area. We are committed to providing you with the results you want. Combined with our full-service property management department, we will help you achieve your dreams by finding you the home you are looking for in Virginia — whether you’re buying, selling, or renting.

Parr & Abernathy first opened its doors in 1986 by Elizabeth W. Abernathy and Donald W. Parr. Our team is comprised of long-standing employees and agents that are a direct reflection of how we do business. Our commitment to customer satisfaction creates customers for life. Generations of customers and clients continue to refer friends, neighbors and strangers to our office.

Over the years, our company has been recognized for a number of awards. The important part is not just the company, but rather the REALTORS® who make up the company. Without well respected, educated and recognized REALTORS®, no real estate firm would continue to thrive like Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. has over the last 30 years.


Elizabeth Abernathy

 

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Elizabeth Abernathy

804.452.0505 ext. 201

804.458.2574

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As a self-professed overachiever, I am driven by a distinctively competitive nature. Once you get to know me, you discover that my success is mostly a result of who I view as the competition – MYSELF!
Setting and achieving goals has always been a part of my nature. In fact, it’s how I came to my successful career in real estate. With two young children to support, I set out to use my knowledge and skills attained as a legal secretary for a real estate attorney to work for myself as a REALTOR®.
Undaunted by many obstacles, my goal became a reality in 1976 when I became one of the youngest REALTORS® in Virginia. I’ve been a part of the real estate community ever since.
I have lived here all my life. I am an accomplished equestrian and trainer, my competitive passion and love of horses has earned me numerous national awards. But more importantly, being involved with my horses gives me the opportunity to unwind from my professional life and spend time with my husband, Larry and our children.
Never content to rely on past accomplishments, I set my sights on owning my own real estate firm. In 1986, I realized that goal with my partner, Donald Parr. And with Parr & Abernathy Realty, I have set the goal to be the absolute best real estate agency in the Tri-City area. I am determined to achieve that, and feel that we are.
Call me when you’re ready to step into the winners circle!

Certifications:
Accredited Buyers Representation – ABR
Certified Residential Broker – CRB
Certified Residential Specialist – CRS
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute – GRI
Seller Representative Specialist – SRS
Life Member of Outstanding Sales Club
Member: Omega Tau Rho Real Estate Fraternity


Courtenay Brown

 

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Courtenay Brown

804.452.0505 ext. 213

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A native of Richmond, with family ties in Prince George, I have lived in the Tri-Cities area since 1989. My husband, Dennis (Denny) and our minagerie of dogs (2) cats (3) have been living happily in “The Village” of Disputanta since 2005.

I have held many kinds of positions, most of which have been clerical in nature. I have experience in billing and collecting for Emergency Room Physicians, was an office tech at VDOT for 4 years, worked in retail for several years, and just prior to entering the real estate world, was caregiver to an elderly family member with dementia for 7 years. With the variety of positions I have had, I have learned quite a lot and have gained a wealth of experience dealing with every aspect of society.
When I am not working, my interests include music, reading, animals, crocheting, needlework, travelling, photography, camping, touring wineries and spending time with my friends. I enjoy meeting people and being helpful wherever I can.
began my introduction to Real Estate with Bowers, Nelms & Fonville in 1999, working as an Agent Services Coordinator. I enjoyed my job and wanted to learn more so I became a licensed REALTOR® in 2001.
I came to Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. to become Elizabeth Abernathy’s assistant and continued my real estate education earning my designation, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) in 2007. I have been Elizabeth Abernathy’s executive assistant since May, 2003. I assist Elizabeth in every aspect of her business, from listing to closing, and also create virtual tours using Visual Tours and my own photography.
As Elizabeth’s professional executive assistant, I can answer questions, show your property, or show YOU properties. I will assist you with selling your home by setting up the necessary appointments for showings, service work, helping you find contractors, closing agents, any and everything you need to help you through every phase of your transaction. It is my pleasure to help you. I work hard to keep you smiling through the process.
I am also a Notary Public in and for the Commonwealth of Virginia at large.

Certifications:
Licensed Executive Assistant To Elizabeth Abernathy
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute – GRI
Real Estate Professional Assistant – REPA
Notary Public in and for the Commonwealth of Virginia at Large
Licensed in The Commonwealth of Virginia


Brandon Butterworth

 

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Brandon Butterworth

804-452-0505

804-452-0391

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A Realtor since 2006, Brandon focuses on residential real estate and finding that perfect home or investment opportunity for his clients. he is a life-long resident of Hopewell witha great knowledge of the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties. Brandon is a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute and also earned his Accredited Buyer Representative designations.
In addition to being a REALTOR, Brandon works to better his community, volunteering for the Hopewell Downtown Partnership and serving on the Hopewell Electoral Board. He looks forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.

Certifications:
Accredited Buyer Agent – ABR
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Jacque Miller

 

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Jacque Miller

804.514.1007

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I have been a licensed sales associate in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005.
Born and raised in the Tri-city area, married to my husband for over 25yrs and have two grown children. As well as being a realtor to friends and family, I am a licensed RN serving the local community.
Once given the opportunity to assist in taking the stress out of buying or selling we become friends for life.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially fishing and relaxing at the cottage in Deltaville, and home improvement projects.


Rebecca Griffith

 

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Rebecca Griffith

804.452.0505

804.339.4967

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A native of Virginia, resident of Richmond, VA for over 25 years and Tri-Cities since 2011, I came with a background in education. I offer my clients experience and complete loyalty assisting each and every one with every aspect of buying or selling their homes.
Along with involvement in professional organizations, I enjoy time with family, including two delightful grandchildren.
Please call and let me put my experience to work for you!

Certifications:
Licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Graduate of Radford University
Former Teacher in Clifton Forge and Chesterfield County Schools
Part time Assistant to Delegeate of House of Representatives
Commissioner of Petersburg, VA Housing & Redevelopment Committee
Member of
Petersburg Historic Society
Kiwanis Club of Hopewell, VA
Member of Christ Grace Episcopal Church – Petersburg


Wayne & Dixie Hawkins

 

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Wayne & Dixie Hawkins

804.452.0505 ext: 203

804.731.3038

804-452-0391

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Certifications:
Licensed REALTORS® in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Faith Heaton

 

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Faith Heaton

804.452.0505 ext: 206

804.720.6947

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I personally went into the world of Real Estate with 1 goal in mind. That goal was to assist the general public with the knowledge of Home Ownership. I feel that it is very important for everyone to be able to obtain their dreams of Home Ownership. I reach out to my customers both past and present in so many different aspects of Real Estate. I am always there for them when I am needed. The experience and the opportunity to work with so many different people has helped diversify my knowledge of Real Estate. At an early age I was taught that you should set goals and accomplish them. I not only want to accomplish my own goals, but I want to help others attain their goals as well.
I have resided in the Tri-Cities since birth. It is where I feel most at home. I graduated from Colonial Heights High School in 1986, and then continued on to business college where I graduated in 1988. In 1999, my husband Mike and I, opened our own business, Heaton’s Lawn Maintenance, LLC.
I have been a licensed REALTOR® since 2002, and am a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS® and the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® since that time.
My family and I reside in Prince George County. Mike and I have two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Alexa, who are active happy girls. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also, occasionally, get to go off shore fishing, which I love!

Certifications:
Class “A” State Licensed Contractor
SWAM Certified
EPA Lead Base Certified
Notary Public in and for the Commonwealth of Virginia at large
Designations:
Accredited Buyer Representative – ABR


Pam Hennessey

 

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Pam Hennessey

804.452.0505 ext: 209

804.605.2033

804.452.2031

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Lori Keyser

 

Lori Keyser


I have lived in Prince George for 11 years with 3 wonderful teenagers and I grew up locally in Chesterfield Matoaca area. I am ready to start my career with Parr & Abernathy as their Office Manager.


Michael Sullivan

 

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Michael Sullivan

804.452.0505

804.731.1240

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Mike has been a member of the Southside Virginia Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing service since 1975. He is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Producers, Virginia Land Specialist and a Team Million Dollar Producer.
Mike and his wife, Angela have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He coached Little League Baseball for 12 years, enjoys a good laugh and can help you with every aspect of Real Estate, making your transaction as smooth as possible.

Certifications:
Associate Broker
Licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Carol Harris

 

Carol Harris


Born and raised in Hopewell, I married and moved to Southampton County where I lived, worked and called home for twenty three years. I now live in Prince George County with my husband Rick Harris. We have three grown children, and many pets. I have a passion for helping anything that needs help! Whether it’s people, animals, anything in need, it makes no difference. I believe that is why I love Real Estate so much. It provides me with an opportunity to help others achieve a goal, selling or buying a home.
Currently, we have a small farm and a “plethora” of pets! We love all of them, the dogs, cats, chickens, goats, horses…. especially the horses.. I also spend time each day with my dad, who currently resides in Sunflower Gardens. He is doing well and I am so happy to have him so close. I also love crafting, especially (at the moment) paper crafting, gardening, and trail riding. I have been known to read a book or two also.
I have been a licensed REALTOR since 2002. I began at Parr & Abernathy, moved and did some different things, and came back last year. I have completed the ePRO, and ABR courses and many other Real Estate activities over the years in order to broaden my knowledge and abilities as a REALTOR. I sat on the Grievance Committee for several years, and participated in trips to the “Hill” and had wonderful times with wonderful people. Real Estate has been very important to me over the years. It has brought so many valuable friendships, and experiences to my life. I look forward to continuing in Real Estate and always, always meet new people and make new friends. I hope you will give me a call if you think I can be of service to you. Thanks for stopping in and reading my BIO!

Meet our Rental Team


Rhonda Poirier

 

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Rhonda Poirier

804.452.0505 ext: 227

804.712.7105

804.541.2513

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Rhonda is on our property management team. She is a Hopewell native and very familiar with the Tri-Cities area. Rhona obtained her real estate license in Virginia in 2005 and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS®, and the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS®.
Rhonda is committed to providing honest, courteous, full professional service, utilizing an artful blend of today’s technology and good, old-fashioned personal service. Ultimately, she works hard to ensure your real estate transaction goes as smoothly as possible.


Shanna Wiseman

 

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Shanna Wiseman

804.452.0770 ext. 4

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Shanna Wiseman has been the Property Manager at Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. since May 2000. She is a 1996 graduate of Hopewell High School and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Politics from George Mason University in 2000. She has been licensed sales agent since 1998 and a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS® and The Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® since 2000. Shanna is responsible for overseeing, monitoring and ensuring that the daily tasks of business are completed in a satisfactory and timely manner.
Shanna was named the recipient of the 2010 Anne Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award by the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. She has been recognized annually by the Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® for her expertise in the industry since 2001. She was the 2006 recipient of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award. Shanna is a graduate of the 2006 Class of the Virginia Leadership Academy. She was the President of SVAR in 2008 and will be the President of the Central Virginia Regional MLS in 2012. She is currently serving as the Chairman of the CVRMLS Property Management Council. “Education is the key to success. No matter how long I have been in the business, even if I learn one thing new at a class, it was worth it, “says Shanna. She continues her education every year by attending the VAR Ethics Road Show and attending as many classes as possible offered by SVAR, VAR and NAR at the annual and mid-year meetings. She receives her Fair Housing Certification every two years from HUD to ensure staying up to date with the current fair housing issues that face property management today.

If you’re looking to learn more about how the caring and knowledgeable team at Parr & Abernathy can help you find the home of your dreams, call us today at 804-452-0770. We look forward to hearing from you!


Christina Roccaforte

 

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Christina Roccaforte

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Christy has been a part of the rental department team since 2013. She is an awesome asset to the hustle and bustle of the business. Christy is eager every day to service your customer experience with our company in any way she can. A native of the Chester area, she is very familiar with the Tri-Cities and is eager to assist in any way.


Sade Allen

 

Sade Allen


Sade joined the Rental Department of Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. in June of 2016. She came with a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer service. She is eager and ready to assist you in any way possible; while continuing to enhance her expertise in the industry. Sade is a graduate of Matoaca high School and currently resides in Dinwiddie County. She and her husband, Michael, have five beautiful children. In her spare time, Sade loves to read and sing, but is usually on the ball field or attending her kids’ dance recitals.
“Being at Parr & Abernathy Realty, Inc. with this great group of ladies and gentlemen has been wonderful. I cannot wait to update this bio in the years to come and see how much I have grown with this company.”