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About Michael Marretti

Fast forward to the Summer of 2010 and Doug's commitment to that new subdivision was complete as Brandy Oaks was fully built out.  Teaming up with another two long time Realtors, Brenda Woodward and Michael Marretti, the three decided to join efforts and collectively incorporate to open the doors as the founders of Arbor Realty, Inc. as it is known today.

With more than 90 years of collective real estate experience working with clients to list or sell existing homes, as well as new construction, Doug Sheek, Brenda Woodward and Michael Marretti joined their efforts to help individuals and families "Put Down Roots" in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.  Through their expertise in corporate relocations and military change of station moves, their real estate services have not been limited to local areas and the Commonwealth of Virginia, but  have spanned across the country helping individuals and families find their new homes  

Several years ago, at the request of several clients, Arbor Realty, Inc. added a Property Management Division providing  full turnkey property management service.   Arbor Realty, Inc. now offers investors and homeowners the opportunity to find, prepare, and market homes as rental properties, as well as screening potential tenants handling all maintenance needs and collections throughout the term of the lease.


Arbor Realty, Inc, is a one stop Real Estate shopping experience.  Clients can locate their perfect home; or build or renovate with trust.  Home construction, design and redesign of spaces is all possible, as the Arbor Realty, Inc. team of Realtors assist sellers and buyers in the selection process when building or renovating.  If you can dream it,  Arbor Realty, Inc. can help you turn that dream into a reality.  Buy it... Sell it...Imagine it...Re-Imagine it.  From house hunting, to home buying; from marketing to selling; from concept plans to final construction, Arbor Realty, Inc. will meet and exceed your expectations.  As we like to say at Arbor Realty, Inc.;"We Help You Put Down Roots"; and we do it "the old fashion way" -  professionally and personally, yet with a fun attitude, and always keeping your interests and needs in the forefront.  Make an appointment now, and let us help you reach your highest goals and aspirations. 

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