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Buying or selling a house can sometimes feel like the most overwhelming process in the world — between the searching, the showings, the back and forth on must-haves, the pricing, the contracts, closing dates, packing (and purging), getting the kids (and the dog!) ready for a move…it’s A LOT.

My job is to make it feel like a little. To take all the stress and the uncertainty off your shoulders by finding you the right house and the right price at the right moment. And while it might not sound possible, trust me, it is.

That’s what I do! I make dealing with real estate stuff easier.

Whether it’s virtually purchasing a house in a place you’ve never lived before or selling your home for the best value, I make sure it happens without a hitch so you feel totally taken care of every step of the way.

So, how’d I get here? Growing up in California, I watched my parents build their retirement plan through investing in real estate and spent weekends helping them work on their rental properties. It took a while before those moments spurred on my actual career, but I think even then I sort of knew where I’d end up.

The working with military families and veterans part became obvious a bit later — 15 years spent working within the US defense department and marrying a Marine helped seal that deal —with the military quite literally becoming family.


Who better to help buyers with PCS and VA loan home purchases than someone who’s actually been there? 

With my deep knowledge of the Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County area (and a determination to get the best for my clients no matter what), I’ve become one of the most referred buyers agents for military families PCSing to Fort Belvoir and the Pentagon.

I won’t just find you a new home or sell your current one, I’ll pitch in on helping with renovations to make the place perfect, set you up with stunning staging and marketing photos, and run virtual tours that feel like you’re inside each space with me.

The thing about providing an over the top amazing experience or your clients is that balance in your own life starts to feel out of grasp. That's why I founded Northern Virginia PCS and asked Barb Hobson, another milspouse with a heart of gold and her finger on the pulse of happenings around town, to join the team. Together we are able to provide round the clock service no matter what life throws at us!

If you’re looking for an agent that incorporates trust, transparency, and fun into every step of the real estate process, I’m your gal! 

Want to find out if we’re the right fit for each other? Let’s chat today.



Good to Knows:

  • Licensed in Virginia since 2016
  • Certified Military Relocation Professional
  • Featured on HGTV's House Hunters
  • Likes long walks down the marble mosaic aisle at Floor & Decor

I’ve been through every PCS moving scenario you can imagine, and I know they’re not for the faint of heart. My husband and I ventured to Indianapolis, Indiana as a young couple for our first PCS.  Our next set of orders came for Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, this time with a toddler.  When we received our 3rd set of orders for Fort Sill, Oklahoma, our family had grown again.  In 2007, we packed our two kids and basset hound in the minivan and headed to our next duty station in Washington, D.C.  It was at this time that I began substitute teaching for FCPS, while we rented a home in the Kings Landing neighborhood of Groveton (Alexandria).

We loved everything about Northern Virginia – the eclectic culture, employment opportunities, pervasive sense of history, and glimmering city lights were enough to make us realize we wanted to retire in the area.

 After a stint in Fort Knox, Kentucky, we did just that and accepted a final set of orders back to Alexandria in 2015. After renting in the Stoneybrooke neighborhood of Groveton for a few years, we bought our forever home in 2018 from Anne herself.

Although I don’t miss the headaches that can come from hauling your life around, I’ve always loved the opportunity to meet new people and expand my mindset, which is why I’m so excited you’re considering our team, Northern Virginia PCS, to help you and your family during this critical transition.

Success Stories

100% of our clients come to us through referrals! Find out why:


Melanie S.

Hands down, the best Realtor® in the dc area! She went above and beyond (even staying all hours of the night) prepping our home and helped us get it on the market. Her advice was real and honest. The best part, she does this al...
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Nicole R.

We were searching for our move to VA from tx, sight unseen. Anne provided us with video walk thru, information about the area and even connected us with a couple of neighbors to get day-to-day advice on the neighborhoods we wer...
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Eli C.

She made our house hunting stress-free. Anne basically held our hand every step of the way she answered every single question we had and explained in great detail the things we didn't understand. Anne is a down-to-earth Realtor...
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Conner W.

She took a 360" video of every place we requested just so we could get a feel for it before viewing. The coolest part was that if you own a VR headset, you can actually pause and look around the place 360*! I would absolutely r...
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Anna S.

We did a last-minute quick home search, and from the moment I first reached out to her, within a day, she was able to help me find the homes I liked and schedule tours. She was extremely responsive and had great follow-through....
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Anne was amazing. She really knew how to make us feel better during the stress of selling a home. She kept us on track through the entire process. We couldn’t have chosen a better Realtor®. Anne helped us present all of the be...
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Lori C.

Your referral will be in good hands. You can expect excellent customer service and continuous follow-up. Anne listens to her clients and cleanly executes a plan for a targeted home search. From what I know, the client is very h...
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Ryan D.

It was truly a pleasure working with her and we trusted her every step of the way. She really had our best interest in mind. I trusted her judgment and knew that her priority was to try and get the best price for my home. I was...
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Jodi D.

Anne was excellent to work with. She went out of her way to make sure we found the right house for us. We rented our home while we were still out of state so Anne went to each home and either did FaceTime or she made a video of...
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Marina D.

My husband and I were in California for a few months, for work, and when we knew we were coming back and wanted to buy a house, of course, I reached out to Anne. I had very specific neighborhoods and home types in mind, and Ann...
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Michael C.

Anne Carter is second to none in the business and I'd recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. When I first moved to the area she made the home-buying process simple, narrowing lists of potential residences b...
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I recently relocated from Georgia, and let's just say it has been challenging for me to find a place on my own 🤦🏾‍♀️. I was introduced to Mrs. Anne Carter and Mrs. Barbara Hobson, and they did not waste any time introducing t...
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Kristen K

I recommend Anne Carter to anyone looking for a smooth selling experience. After watching Anne sell many homes in our neighborhood, we knew she was the right choice to guide us through selling our home. She is fun to talk to ...
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Megan V

Anne is a rock star, plain and simple. We used her to sell our first home when we moved out of state, and she set an exceptionally high bar for any future realtors we use. It’s hard to rank order what we loved most about workin...
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Anne was unbelievable. Buying while living on the West Coast, we purchased our home a year ago, virtually. Anne did multiple showings of multiple homes and submitted multiple offers on our behalf. She never once made us feel li...
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Marie E

Anne sold our house when we were leaving Northern VA. We were impressed with how well prepared she was when she came to our first meeting. She had printed out comps for our neighborhood and surrounding area, so we had an idea...
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Anne Carter is the best real estate professional in the area, especially, if you / your family are contemplating a military PCS. She helped us to buy the house "unseen" while our family was overseas. Anne was extremely profes...
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Anne excels at being an expert in home sales & purchases; her research for our home purchase in summer 2021 at the height of the market was unprecedented. At a time when everyone else was paying $75k above the list price and $5...
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Stephanie K

Anne is truly one of a kind! She’s extremely professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and hardworking. I’ve used her realty expertise and services to rent an apartment site unseen, then two years later to purchase my first home...
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Amber T

Anne is the best realtor you will find. We moved to the DC area a few years ago and used a random realtor to buy our house. That realtor did not go above and beyond in any way and simply helped us buy a house in the simplest te...
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Whether it’s a PCS across the globe or just a move across the city, finding the best value for your family is our first priority. We’ve got our finger on the pulse of the Alexandria area and offer “feels like you’re in the room with us” virtual tours to help make the most out of your limited search time. Trusted, transparent, and fun too — this is what you get when we work together. Ready to see what’s out there?

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