ANNA GIMPEL- Team Lead, Listing & Buying Agent
Anna’s passion for real estate started when she was a little girl. Her passion stemmed from following her father in and out of permit offices & job sites. Her father has been a custom home builder on the peninsula for over 40 years & she has learned a vast amount of knowledge from tagging along with him for years. Anna was born and raised on the Peninsula and this has acclimated her with the area & all the ins and outs of all the beautiful & unique neighborhoods. Her vision started with her dad and beautiful custom homes and that has led her to other outlets in the building industry before deciding to become a REALTOR in 2007.
Anna’s background includes customer service & project management, this has taught her to put her clients needs first & deliver the best possible service she can as well as effectively getting things done. Part of that is rooted in the fact that she is from Hampton Roads & has spent her time embracing the community & everyone in it. She is involved in many local charities & she gets so much gratitude from contributing to the community in as many way as possible. She enjoys helping people reach their goals and that passion is a major contributor to her success. Anna loves her clients and she strives to give them more than just great service, she treats them like family.
Outside of real estate, her husband and her four year old son are her life. She loves being a mother and a wife and spending quality time with friends and family. Anna also has a passion for animals and has quite a little farm in her backyard. She owns two miniature goats, 20 chickens, a duck, four bunnies & a boxer. Growing up Anna always was surrounded by animals, whether it was dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, geese, bunnies or rats.. the list goes on!
BONNIE EMERSON- Operations Manager
Bonnie should thank her mom after all these years. Her mom made her introduce herself to the new neighbor, Anna about 25 years ago. Anna & Bonnie became inseparable & “two peas in a pod” after that. So when Anna approached her about becoming her assistant it was an easy yes.
Her entire career up until last year was in retail (15 years). She spent majority of that time in management positions, training and leading her teams. Her experience with customer service & background in sales management made the transition into the real estate market smooth. She has been on Anna’s team for over a year now and Anna has taught her so much.
Outside of real estate she has a four year old little boy that takes up majority of her time outside of work! She has a cat, Joe & a dog, Sammy & she enjoys spending time at the beach, watching drag racing and surrounding herself with family. She volunteers some of her time at her church, Waters Edge & loves helping the community when she can.