Melissa Dooley Joins Long & Foster’s Oceanfront/Coastal Office

September 9, 2020
Melissa Dooley

Agent to expand her real estate business to North Carolina

Long & Foster Real Estate welcomes Melissa Dooley to its Oceanfront/Coastal office, in Virginia Beach.  Dooley, who has been in the real estate industry for eight years, has obtained her North Carolina real estate license to help more homeowners and home buyers there.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Melissa join our team of highly trained professionals,” said Tina Holt, manager of the Oceanfront/Coastal office. “The combination of Long & Foster and Melissa’s unique skills, knowledge and experience will no doubt provide the highest level of service to local buyers and sellers.”

“I always put my clients first,” said Dooley. “It’s my personal way of continuing to serve.”

“We’re so pleased to announce Melissa Dooley has extended her reach in the Long & Foster family,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “As the No. 1 brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic region, we operate with an agent-first mentality. We look forward to the energetic partnership Melissa has created and are excited to see where this new adventure will take her in our Oceanfront/Coastal office and our company.”

Dooley holds designations such as Graduate Realtor Institute, Military Relocation Professional and e-PRO.

After 27 years in the Navy, Dooley retired in 2012 and became a Real Estate agent. In 2013, she received Rookie of the Year as well as a Shining Star Award. She attributes much of her success in Real Estate with her attention to client care, which she learned in her years working as a nurse.

Born and raised in Michigan, Dooley has been married to her husband Jim Dooley for 21 years. They have two dogs and love living near the water. They often spend time boating and fishing. She is also very active in the community and often works with the Naval Academy Sponsorship Program, area schools and the American Heart Association.

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