Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gifts of Hope Christmas Eve

Shopping for my ‪‎Gifts of Hope‬ family, a program supported by ‪Good Samaritan Ministries‬. This year, the program was able to sponsor 23 families whose kids will be receiving the gifts this evening! I'm so proud of my team and happy to make a family's Christmas a little brighter!

Monday, December 21, 2015

REACHCycles Bike Event!

Back in September, following the bike theme of the month due to the UCI World Championship, I donated to a local organization that builds bikes for children with disabilities called REACHCycles. This past week was the unveiling of 10 bikes REACHCycles was able to build because of my, and other's, donations!  It was amazing to see the excitement on the kid's faces when they were able to ride their bike for the first time.  There were snacks along with a table where the kids could decorate license plates for their new bikes and make their own Christmas ornaments!  It was an awesome day!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Helping Virginia Veterans Find Better Housing

It's a handful of people that get to be part of the Virginia Leadership Academy. I'm honored and proud to say that I am one of them. Our mission this year has been connecting Virginia Veterans with housing services that meet their needs. It's the things like this that really uplifts my spirit and makes me happy to be a part of the Richmond Association of REALTORS #HappyHoliday #Veterans #Housing

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Dinner @ Sakura

Had an opportunity to spend a night out with the team. We've had such a great year so far! Can't wait to see what 2016 holds for us. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Client Appreciation

I had a great time at our Client Appreciation Party! Together with Exquisite Rentals and 707 we had a blast giving out prizes to our favorite clients and enjoying some amazing catered food by Heart N Soul Personal Chef Service!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gifts of Hope - Give back this holiday season!

     This season our team is happy to be involved in the Gifts of Hope Program.  This program, supported by Good Samaritan Ministries, helps father's bring gifts to their family for the holidays.  Once participants submit their requests, listing family members along with ages and gifts they might like to receive,  we sponsor a family so they will receive their wonderful gifts on Christmas Eve and won't spend the holidays empty-handed.  It's so important to give back and my team and I are so happy to be involved with this organization that helps make the holiday season magical for families in our community!

For more specific information contact Dan Bonner at 804-231-9995 or e-mail

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Good Samaritan Foundation: Operation Drumstick

Pastor Mike and I at the Good Samaritan Foundation.  We've worked with them frequently and this year Operation Drumstick has put together so many full Thanksgiving meals for families in need.  Each box contains a full meal set.  We are always glad to volunteer and help with their organization.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Keller Williams Thankgiving Lunch

Cutting loose and getting our Tryptophan on at the Keller Williams Richmond West Thanksgiving feast at the office today.  Great people and a great team I am certainly thankful for!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PRO Lunch Meeting

We had a great PRO Lunch Meeting at Quirk Hotel yesterday!  Dayal Baxani from 707 Men's clothing store, Javan Matthews from Exquisite Rentals and Christ Jefferson from Ridge Point Real Estate.  It is always great to be networking from some of the best Richmond professionals out there!

Monday, November 16, 2015

ODU Football!

I had so much fun this past Saturday watching the ODU v. UTEP game and tailgating with Laura Pollock!  Laura is one of my top lenders from Monarch Mortgage and we've worked together on many deals.  It was great celebrating the ODU victory with her!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Facts About First Time HomeBuyers

     These are some very entertaining and revealing trends the Real Estate Market has seen from first-time homebuyers.  Forwarded to us from our friend Thomas, it is interesting to find that an estimated 74% of renters "want to buy a home but are afraid they won't qualify so do not even try!"  That is an astounding statistic!  As a realtor, it's my job to help people invest in their future and even possibly the biggest savings account they'll ever open - their home!  I know people who look and look at resources like Zillow and Trulia with only dreams of buying, but believe me when I say that it may not be so far-fetched of a goal.  There are so many programs, incentives, and grants available to first-time homebuyers, it's just a matter of knowing and taking advantage of these opportunities.  Even without the best credit or a smaller downpayment it's possible to buy a great home and invest in yourself rather than wasting vast amounts of money on rent.  Don't let fear or doubt stop you from reaching your goal of homeownership.  It is truly what brings me pleasure as a Realtor, finding my clients the best possible home for them!

Friday, October 30, 2015

3 Open Houses this Sunday!

This Sunday the Rhonda Howlett Real Estate Team is holding 3 Open Houses!

Recently reduced in price,  604 North 22nd Street is a gorgeous home in the coveted Church Hill area.  Close to award-winning Alamo BBQ and minutes all the amenities downtown of Richmond while still offering the quaint neighborhood vibe Church Hill is known for.  The house has lots of natural light, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a spacious backyard.  Near historic Libby Hill Park!

Sunday 1 - 4pm, 604 N 22nd St. Richmond, VA 23223
A beautifully renovated home in Colonial Heights, 213 Battery Place offers brand new stainless steel appliances, a new 2-zoned HVAC system, energy efficient windows, a new roof and new hardwood and carpeted flooring throughout the home!  One downstairs bedroom and 3 additional bedrooms upstairs as well as 2.5 remodeled, modern bathrooms.  Lots of outdoor living space as well as a sunroom! 

Sunday 2 - 4pm 213 Battery Place, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Also recently reduced in price, this home in Petersburg is move-in ready.  820 S Gillfield Drive is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath rancher with a brand new kitchen, windows, doors, hot water heater, HVAC system, gutters, and siding!  It's a great deal on a modernized home with beautiful mature landscaping.

Sunday 2 - 4pm, 820 Gillfield Drive, Petersburg, VA 23803

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Office Manager Position Available

     The Rhonda Howlett Team is looking for a full-time office manager!  We are a fun-loving, hard-working and BUSY group of people.  Our team is highly motivated and are dedicated to Service With a Thrill (S.W.A.T. Team!) because that's what we believe brings and keeps our clients back to us, and helps to further our awesome reputation.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with
-At least 2 years of real estate experience
-A real estate license
-knowledge of the MLS
-Great phone and interpersonal skills
-REIN experience is a plus!

Please message me for more info!

Hours would be 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday and two weekend days a month for open houses.

We offer a competitive salary with a bonus structure as well as referral fees!  Must work from Richmond office during the week.

Monday, October 19, 2015

September Charity: ReachCYCLES

In honor of the UCI Bike Race that came to Richmond this past September, I decided to make my Charity of the Month ReachCYCLES.  An organization started by James Howard (Pictured) to help children and veterans with disabilities find confidence and independence with specially designed bicycles for their needs.  It's a wonderful and growing organization!  For every Charity of the Month, I donate $100 from every closing and I'm proud to say I've had 7 closings this past September!  I'm looking forward to working with and donating to their cause in the future.  There's nothing like a child getting a new bike for the Holidays!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

S.W.A.T. Team Contest Winner!

I love holding contests within my team of Realtors!  It's incentive, rewarding and raises the bar for my already stellar team of professionals to be the best they can be.  Congrats to Matt Hovey on winning the Social Media award for most likes/posts/reposts and all around social media presence. So many homebuyers start their search online and it's so important to get your name out there!  Matt is also a forerunner for Rookie of the Year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Richmond is Growing!

     Properties in up and coming neighborhoods like Manchester and Eastern Henrico have become popular first-time homebuyer destinations for young Richmonders.  You’ll find many neighborhoods where the newly grown-up generation of this city, —  those who used to be bartenders and waiters, hairdressers and folks-about-town— are now buying.  They’re the small business owners of Richmond.  The ones who have opened their own small restaurant, featuring the best homemade sausages.  Or a top of the line salon for men, because women shouldn’t have to be the only ones who enjoy looking nice.  

     They’ve opened up these businesses not far from where they live because they want to build up the neighborhoods they’ve already invested in.  Knowing that good service is worth the trip, and there’s nothing like seeking out new places in an old city.