Rhonda Vaughn is a resourceful agent who uses her creativity to make things happen for her clients. A proud native of Hampton Roads, she’s lived in several area cities, thus can provide firsthand insight to newcomers. This award-winning agent prides herself on bringing integrity and honesty to the business of buying and selling homes. Rhonda is proactive when it comes to informing her clients, and never accepts “no,” when negotiating on behalf of those she represents.
This graduate of University of Virginia has taught all ages for more than 20 years in a church environment. Rhonda also worked as an admissions and marketing director for five years where she coordinated specialized housing to meet the needs of incoming residents seeking long-term care. She later ran a local business alongside her husband where she handled all types of duties such as administrative functions, contract negotiations and human resource management. This trendsetting entrepreneur now assists self-employed buyers who have questions about the home buying process.
Her search for a new construction home actually led her into real estate as a career. Rhonda began educating herself on all the facets of buying a new home, and learned she could be the agent who could look out for buyers’ best interests. This compassionate professional is a natural listener, making sure she finds out exactly how to personalize her services for each buyer or seller. “I want to be the resource for the clients, so they can make the best informed decision that they can make,” says Rhonda.
Selling real estate for a decade in southeast Virginia gives Rhonda a great deal of experience. She understands working with the military, as she is the daughter of a U.S. Army soldier. Rhonda also specializes in assisting first-time buyers, investors and those looking to build new homes. “I’m very passionate about helping people, she continues, “Whether it’s motivating someone to accomplish a goal or not giving up when circumstances aren’t in my client’s favor, I like to make a difference.”
When Rhonda is not going the distance for her clients, she may be found cooking in the kitchen. “I like trying out new dishes.” She also enjoys singing, spending quality time with her loved ones and volunteering with her church. Rhonda lives in Portsmouth with her husband, three children and their Yorkshire terrier.
"I am a new resident of Virginia, having resided in New Jersey all of my life. When I moved here I was very interested, but concerned, with purchasing a house (for the first time) in a foreign area to me. Prior to meeting Rhonda, I was practically left in the 'water to drown' by a Realtor from a different organization. I was lucky that I had not signed any paperwork, and grateful to God that soon after, Rhonda had been referred to me by a fellow church member. I was ecstatic to meet her, but also very skeptical as a result of my prior encounter. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly graced with Rhonda's expertise, care and concern with my desires to purchase the house of my dreams (for a first-time homebuyer, that is).
I had a vision and Rhonda took care to deliver! She was extremely patient and professional. We probably looked at over 15 houses before I chose the one for me. I had a small price range but a big dream, and Rhonda worked hard to ensure I got what I asked for. Currently, I am residing in a three-bedroom, two-bath townhouse. It has a beautiful backyard overlooking a large pond and the community is safe and quiet. I will admit I was very obsessive-compulsive when shopping for the house, hence the reason it took so many houses to find the one 'just for me.' Nonetheless, Rhonda was a FANTASTIC help and I would recommend her to anyone. In fact, I already have!!! If you're looking for a professional, caring, hardworking real estate agent, Rhonda is the ONE!!!"
- Nailah Steed