Williamsburg VA Real Estate Agent

About mrwilliamsburg

I love Williamsburg !
Being “Mr. Williamsburg” and starting my web site in 2004 has been a great way for me to help people looking for homes for sale, communities and an “insider knowledge.” of the area.
Turned out I was onto something. Because I offer in-depth information and up-to-the-minute blogging, even international clients have found me. One couple, moving back to the States from France, told me that a post I wrote blog about grocery shopping in Williamsburg convinced them that Williamsburg was the place to be, and that I was the best source by far that they found on the web.
I’m happy to say that I hear similar comments from many of my clients looking for homes throughout Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Va, After attending college, I worked at a number of positions including manager of a land development and construction company and business manager of a cut flower business that we grew in sales from $300,000 to $15 million (we were supplier to Whole Foods and one of the first cut flower suppliers to Costco).
In 2004, it seemed like a good time to simplify my life. I moved my family from Annapolis to Williamsburg. I went into real estate with Liz Moore and Associates, and was one of the initial agents when Liz opened her Williamsburg branch.
My sons Zach and Josh attend Lafayette High School and Hornsby Middle School and are crazy about sports and the outdoors.
I feel lucky to be living the dream, and saving two to four hours by not driving on the DC beltway every day. So, I can now spend my time with family while concentrating on learning — and sharing — information about living in Williamsburg.
In real estate, no two people or transactions are the same. Everything’s a challenge, and I’m rewarded every time in close a transaction and have the opportunity to see the smiles on clients’ faces.
Please email or call me for assistance with any real estate questions about the area
John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136

Dorothy Coleman Home: A Contemporary in Windsor Forest

It’s a relative rarity in Colonial-loving Williamsburg: a contemporary home, one with cathedral ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by cedar accent walls, and walls of windows. When Dorothy Coleman saw a photo advertising it for sale in 1998, she thought she could be looking at her new home. When she learned the nearly 2,500 […]

Hilton Village: An enduring sense of place in Newport News for 100 years

Established in 1918, Hilton Village, in Newport News, Virginia, was the first public housing project built in the United States. Spurred on by Newport News Shipbuilding President Homer Ferguson, it was created to house shipyard workers during World War I. The village was the city’s first planned community and its first National Register of Historic Places […]

Where We Live: Southern Living award-winning home in Ford’s Colony

Visitors and residents of Ford’s Colony may have recognized one of the very first homes in the neighborhood from the pages of Southern Living Magazine. The home earned Wayne Harbin Builder the Southern Living 2015 Builder Member of the Year award. It currently serves as a showcase home for the builder, who has participated in […]

Unique home for sale in The Colonies @ Powhatan Secondary in Williamsburg VA

Pam and Dave Sisson: The Colonies of Powhatan Secondary Southern Marylanders Pam and Dave Sisson had a love affair going with Williamsburg before they even moved there. “We’d been playing in the Williamsburg area for a long time,” says Pam, a retired nurse. “We were actively involved in the Foundation at Colonial Williamsburg.” “We especially […]

Upcoming December 2017 Events: Kimball Theatre

I know a lot of folks were concerned that events at the Kimball theatre would diminish. I think you’ll agree that aside from movies there’s more events than ever scheduled at the Kimball!   Upcoming December 2017 Events Events marked by **** are FREE and open to the public 8th at 7.30pm: Don Irwin’s Christmas Piano […]

Talk of the Colony: December 2017

Thinking of moving to Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia ? or just want to stay on top of what is going on in the neighborhood? You should read the latest December 2017 issue of ”  Talk of the Colony” the monthly magazine of the Ford’s Colony Homeowners Association. The Talk of the Colony is distributed monthly […]

Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination 2017 FAQ

What time do the fireworks start? What time should I arrive? The fireworks begin at 7:00 p.m., but it’s best to arrive early. Explore activities you can enjoy before the fireworks here. Where is the best place to watch the fireworks? There’s no right answer. Displays will fire simultaneously at the Governor’s Palace, the Magazine, and the […]

No Maintenance, Single Family Living Home for sale in Martins Grant, Richmond VA

Christine Major’s home: No Maintenance, Single Family Living “I waited a long time for that neighborhood to develop!” says Christine Major about Martin’s Grant at Old Gun, a small planned community in the rolling hills of the Southside of the city of Richmond.  Her wait began in 2002, when she was looking to downsize from […]

FORECLOSURE ALERT in Williamsburg Bluffs: Haymaker Place Williamsburg, Virginia

  Coming soon to the market is this BANK OWNED FORECLOSURE. This home has it all! 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, 3,333 SF of wonderful living space! Other great features include a rear screened deck, 2 car attached garage, tile flooring in the entry, kitchen and baths, and a cozy living room fireplace! Located in […]

Getting to Know Your Neighbors: Bill and Karen Shelly-Viniterra New Kent

Meet Bill and Karen Shelly, the new kids on the block in Viniterra. We had a chance to ask them a few “get to know you” questions as they were moving in recently. They kindly shared a bit about themselves amid their unpacking and getting settled. No stranger to moving, this is the 7th home […]

Grand Illumination Colonial Williamsburg 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm In the 18th century, illuminations–the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks–celebrated major events such as the birthday of a reigning sovereign, military victories, or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg for this special day by strolling the Historic Area and viewing […]

October Market Overview in Williamsburg October 2017

Quick Facts about the October 2017 Overall Home Sales Market in the Williamsburg area: +6.9% – New listings in October over same period last year (both attached/detached) 4.4 – Number of month’s supply, fairly consistent this year $130 –Median Price per Square Foot, down from the $133 reported last month, virtually the same as this time last […]

Sales Continue to Rise Year-Over-Year in Hampton Roads

October continued the trend of strong sales for the Hampton Roads VA real estate market. Residential pending sales have increased year-over-year for 41 consecutive months, with October 2017 improving over 23% from the same period of time last year. Residential settled sales have also undergone a positive streak, with year-over-year increases 30 of the past […]