Sarah Jarvis, Broker/Team Leader
My name is Sarah Jarvis and I am the Principal Broker and an owner of One South Realty Group. I am a native of the Richmond area, growing up in Hanover County and living in many locales throughout the Metro. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1990, I was licensed as a Realtor in 1991 and by 1996, had started my first brokerage. In 2008, I helped found One South Realty Group with my husband, Rick Jarvis, and commercial broker, Tom Rosman. We saw an opportunity to create a company that would serve both the residential and commercial markets and capitalize on our diverse experience in multiple areas of real estate. One South Realty Group has grown from a new company to the top 5% of all real estate companies in the Richmond area.
Kendall C. Kendall, Client Care Coordinator
I am Kendall C. Kendall, Client Care Coordinator at One South (yes, that really is my name!)
My job is to be a resource for anything you need. From helping you to understand the different tools available to aid in your search, to finding out about specific information on a home, consider me your personal assistant until you are ready to start viewing properties.
I have been a Richmond area resident since 1997 when my family was transferred here from Arizona. I have personally experienced relocating to Richmond and can help you navigate the process of learning about our amazing city and surrounding counties. Even if you are just beginning your search, I am here to answer your questions. I have years of experience in helping people and I will work quickly and diligently to get you the information you need. I am a locally licensed realtor with the Sarah Jarvis Team and I look forward to working with you!
Jenny Kramer, Realtor
Jenny brings a native Richmonder’s perspective to every transaction, along with a can-do attitude and energy to get the job done. Her real estate experience is backed by over a decade in both sales and management allowing her to effective negotiate and close deals for her clients.
Jenny attended Virginia Commonwealth University and currently calls the Fan District her home along with husband and two daughters. She spends her free time enjoying RVA and the many cultural and experiential things our city offers.
Kathryn Cumming, Realtor
Kathryn has been a Richmond resident for 30 years and has a deep knowledge of the Richmond Real Estate market and its neighborhoods. Her formal training in Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising allow her to create pointed strategies for all her listings. Kathryn earned a Certificate in Historic Preservation and is passionate about urban renewal, both in the Residential and Commercial realms.
During her decades in real estate, Kathryn has owned investment properties, restored numerous historic homes, and managed renovation and interior design projects. She effectively ushers buyers through the home-buying procedure and makes sure they have fun in the process. Kathryn’s clients love her energy and enthusiasm….not to mention her tough negotiating skills.
Kathryn offers her support to local charities including Storefront for Community Design and the Historic Richmond Foundation. When she’s not sniffing out deals for her clients, she is busy chasing three rambunctious teenagers and a dog.
Rick Jarvis, Founder
My name is Rick Jarvis and I helped found One South. It had become apparent to me that Richmond severely lacked a Real Estate Brokerage that embraced progressive technology and methods as well as one that understood the complexities of the re-emerging urban core.
Initially targeting the development community in many of the historic and redeveloping neighborhoods, we cut our teeth on the projects that were redefining Richmond. We learned to communicate to our clients the impact of the development momentum around us and quickly grew from a small band of 5 agents to the group we are today.
Our advice to our clients comes from being as knowledgeable about Jackson Ward as we are about Wyndham so we can be truly objective when making recommendations. Our clients appreciate our broad base of knowledge and our advanced valuation capabilities. I like to think that we not only understand houses, but housing…
Some Questions We Get…
As your Advocates, what do we bring to the table that sets us apart from your typical agent and (more importantly) how does it benefit you?
We bring a ton of varied and applicable experience. We have owned (either personally or in partnership) over 300 properties over the last 20 years including single family homes, condo projects, and office buildings. We have represented builders, invested in income producing properties and worked with buyers and sellers all over the Richmond Metro area at all price points. From 2002 to 2007, Sarah worked with a single wealthy investor loaning over $250 million of his personal funds as private financing to builders and developers in the Richmond area. These years of experience have given us invaluable skills at
- valuing property
- negotiating deals
- understanding financing options
- knowing the building community
- understanding development
Having now surrounded ourselves with a group of incredibly talented, motivated and intelligent teammates, we can really take our service up several notches. Each member on our team comes with a diverse background that expands our ability to better serve those we work with.
And having not just a licensed assistant, but a fabulous Realtor like Kathryn, as the first point of contact is a resource that has proven invaluable to our clients.
What can you expect from the team?
You can expect to not just have amazing service, but also to learn how to expertly value property. Educating yourself about your market is an important step in making a smart buying decision. The buying process is about understanding the product, analyzing its merits and being able to recognize good buying opportunities. Understanding how to prioritize your property search criteria is another key skill that I help all of my buyers master and it leads to better decision making. Once we collectively have a strong grasp of your unique needs and can value the properties in that sub-market, we will work together to identify the best opportunities available.
What is the biggest mistake people make when looking to buy or sell?
You have a choice when you are searching for your advisor in a real estate transaction. Many people feel obliged to engage the first agent they meet and neglect to do their due diligence. As your team, we can offer you expertise as a Realtor®, owner, landlord, lender, appraiser, and principal broker. Each one of these facets brings a different perspective to the advice we can share with you.