This July, Rose & Womble Realty announced the acquisition of Chandler Realty, Norfolk’s premier real estate firm. Rose & Womble Realty had been actively seeking growth opportunities in Norfolk before the acquisition was announced.
Art Zachary, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rose & Womble Realty Company stated, “The combination of Rose & Womble and Chandler Realty brings together two of the finest family-run real estate firms in Hampton Roads. Our local roots go back to the seventies, and our philosophies are aligned already.” Web Chandler, President and Principal Broker of Chandler Realty, Inc. said, “We determined that Rose & Womble Realty was the perfect match to grow business for our Sales Associates. Our company values align ideally, as Rose & Womble is also an established, local, family-owned and operated business.”
Nancy Chandler Associates was founded in 1974 by Nancy Outland Chandler. The company opened as a small, family-owned real estate firm with a philosophy based on honest, professional expertise and superb client care. In 2017, the firm rebranded to Chandler Realty.
Rose & Womble Realty will now have two offices in Norfolk located at 701 West 21st Street and 500 West 21st Street in the Ghent neighborhood. The office located at 701 West 21st Street will be doing business as Chandler Realty, A Rose & Womble Realty Company. The company will have approximately seventy Norfolk-based REALTORS® and will be better positioned to service their real estate clients and customers in Norfolk and greater Hampton Roads.
Van Rose, Chief Operations Officer for Rose & Womble notes that future areas of growth in Norfolk include Ocean View, and Tidewater Drive.
Rose & Womble Realty has been ranked as the #1 real estate firm in Hampton Roads for the last five years according to the most recent Real Estate Information Network (REIN MLS) data, the combined companies now represent the largest real estate company (by sales volume) in both the City of Norfolk and Hampton Roads. The company is headquartered in Virginia Beach and has a sales force of over 600 licensed agents. The firm is consistently listed on National Relocation & Real Estate Magazine’s Annual Power Broker Reports, and ranked #1 in local sales volume reporting. Rose and Womble Realty Company has thirteen resale offices, and Divisions including: New Homes, Relocation, Information Technology, and Marketing Services. Affiliated companies include Rose & Womble Chandler Property Management LLC, Advance Financial Group, Advance Title & Abstract, Residential DataBank (market research), and Land Planning Solutions.