Theresa has twenty years of real estate acquisition, sales and development experience. Having earned some of the highest sales in Virginia over the last five years, Theresa’s talents place her in the upper echelons of real estate professionals. Theresa is active in the Falls Church City Chamber of Commerce and in New Urbanism. Talented and innovative, Theresa brings a fresh look at real estate and development not just for her clients, but for the region as a whole. Currently, she and her business partners are developing an innovative cottage community in Falls Church City. Some of Theresa’s strongest capabilities are understanding the implications of the zoning code, seeing possibilities in overlooked properties and pursuing thoughtful infill development. Theresa is highly adept at her craft and she is one of the few who can see beyond what most would not take a second look at, this and her professionalism are why she is the Director of Land Use and Development at Advon Real Estate.
Whether it is maximizing the potential, or finding creative alternatives, Theresa always offers options that puts her clients into optimum positions. Theresa appreciates the importance of every one of her clients’ real estate transactions and treats each with the greatest of care. She has a passion for impeccably presented properties and a gift for finding homes that harmonize a client’s lifestyle with sage council for a wise investment.
Raised in Wyoming, Theresa’s family remains deeply involved in community development as well as affairs of the State. She attended the University of Wyoming on a classical vocal scholarship graduating with a degree in English & Communications Education. Theresa earned her Master of Arts in History & Sociology from Boise State University, with an emphasis on Irish Immigrant Women in the American West.
She married her high school sweetheart, an Air Force Academy graduate. They have had the pleasure of living in ten U.S. states and twice abroad where they traveled extensively. She has remained an advocate for military families throughout Colonel Twiford's many assignments as well as during his operational and deployed command tours. Theresa, J.R. and their children live in Falls Church City where she is thrilled to represent Advon Real Estate.
My proudest professional moment: When I purchased and restored a beautiful, old stone home that would have otherwise been knocked down and the neighbors came to the first open house to thank me.
Biggest Challenge: Zoning and funding- I’ve always joked that if it weren’t for zoning and money...
Alarm Clock: Ideally, I would sleep until 9 every morning. Heck, Winston Churchill often didn’t get out of bed until noon.
Perfect Day: Looking at real estate with my family and then going to Mad Fox for dinner together.
First Job: I ran the telephone system at a large hotel, back in the days when the calls need to be manually connected to the individual rooms.
Favorite NoVa Neighborhood: Falls Church City! No doubt, it is the best of all worlds- small town America within a cool metro area.
Inspiration: The architect Ross Chapin and all those dedicated to living better and more simply.
Advon is: A brokerage you can trust will look out for your best interest, not theirs.