Elaine is a Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS (VPAR) award-winning REALTOR for 2016 through 2020 who loves to help clients find that special home for themselves and families. She has been a dedicated member of the local professional real estate industry for over 15 years. Prior to her real estate career, she was a long-time Federal civilian employee within the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Agriculture. She served these agencies for over 30 years and gathered significant knowledge and experience as a contract and budget analyst, as well as, a computer systems finance and risk management specialist. She was selected and graduated from the highly respected U.S. Army’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program in 1995.
Elaine is a licensed professional REALTOR in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Elaine is also a member of the BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Towne Realty President's Circle. She specializes in properties in the cities of Smithfield, Carrollton, Suffolk and Chesapeake, as well as, Isle of Wight and Surry Counties. Elaine also has extensive knowledge and sales experience for markets in Newport News, Hampton and York County. Elaine is an approved relocation buying and selling agent for all of Tidewater, Virginia, and has previous sales experience with the official military relocation program for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
Elaine is a member of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Towne Realty (Smithfield Office), located at 319-C Main Street, Smithfield (co-located with the Smithfield Visitors and Art's Center). She own her home in Smithfield and knows the local south of the James River market extremely well. She is a sitting Board Member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Smithfield, a member of the Smithfield Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer for the Smithfield Christian Outreach Program. She is also a former board member of the Cypress Creek Homeowner's Association Board.
Elaine believes your home purchases and sales are some of the most important financial investments that an individual or family will make. Her focus is to make this a pleasant experience working together with her clients while protecting their financial goals and investments. She is a strong believer in utilizing innovative web-based tools and techniques to get information out to the buying public and to give clients straight answers on market tips and trends. She takes a modern approach in today's real estate environment for your listings and sales to get the job done. For all her sales listings, she uses professional photographers and ensures wide use of web-based advertising tools and networks. Her interests are focused on protecting clients equity in their homes, finding clients that just right home, and executing all transactions in the most efficient ways practical.
Elaine believes, as a professional REALTOR, in being available to clients 7 days a week by phone or in-person. Elaine partners with her husband, Bruce Hines, who is also a VPAR professional REALTOR. Her motto is "Let's Talk Real Estate" and she works to be the best she can be in all her endeavors while working for her trusted clients.
Elaine's interests include her 3 daughters, their spouses, her seven grandchildren and loving Golden Retrievers "Casey" and "Bo." She is an avid runner, loves football tailgating, and skis as much as possible each winter with family.
As a member of a dynamic real estate company like BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services Towne Realty, she strives to provide professional REALTOR services in all her dealings with the public and clients.