I'm an Associate Broker with Rose and Womble Realty Company serving Newport News, Hampton, York County and Poquoson. I work closely with our military community and offer first time homebuyer seminars.
Get to know Anita S. Crum
I was born in a small town in South Korea. My father was a career military man so we moved quite a lot during my youth, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. I graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia for 2 years before transferring to the University of Maryland.
As an "Army Brat" (and later Army Spouse) I have had the distinct pleasure and benefit of living in several countries and learning about different cultures. I have changed homes more times than I can remember and know first hand all the stress and problems associated with moving. Although I enjoyed the traveling I was ready to settle down and I can still recall my excitement when we bought our first home in the fall of 1992 (in Gloucester). However, just a few years later the Army transferred us to Kansas. We returned to Virginia in 1997 and eventually bought a home in the Beechwood area of Newport News.
When I'm not working, I like to attend the many festivals and events we have in the Hampton Roads area. Or check out the local bands in one of our many cozy venues. I also love to read; especially science fiction and I enjoy playing cards and other games.
Before becoming a Realtor® I worked for a number of different companies including Newport News Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman) and Canon Virginia, Inc. My work experiences include administrative support, accounts payable, budget and finance, ISO-9000 auditor, videoconferencing technician, I.T. tech support, software trainer and beta tester, researcher and English instructor.
I attended Alpha College of Real Estate and obtained my license in October of 2001. I received my ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) in 2003 and earned my Broker's license in April of 2006. I am a trained Relocation Specialist and have been responsible for mentoring and training new agents. In 2006 I was appointed as a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors® (VAR) Professional Development and Advocacy Group. I have also served on and co-chaired several other committees to include the Technology Committee.
Real estate is a challenging and rewarding career and I truly enjoy every aspect of my chosen profession.
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I am a residential specialist who works with both buyers and sellers. My background gives me the ability to meet the special needs of our military personnel. I also specialize in first time homebuyers and provide First Time Homebuyers seminars (both group and individual sessions).
My main areas of service are Newport News, Hampton, York County and Poquoson. I also work in Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Smithfield.
I am also a site agent at The Landings at Bennett's Creek in Suffolk. It is a premier 55 and better community with two exceptional custom builders, Sasser Construction and Christopher Kait Construction.