About Chorey & Associates Realty, Ltd.

 

Established in 1978, Chorey & Associates Realty, Ltd. has set the stage for excellence in Suffolk real estate. We have consistently been voted a winner in the "Best Real Estate Company" category for the Suffolk/Franklin/Isle of Wight area, as well as the "Locals Choice Winner" for Suffolk. This award attests to the company's reputation of hard work, professionalism, dedication, and complete honesty which continues to enable Chorey & Associates to bring buyers and sellers together time and time again.

Chorey & Associates founding

In 1975 after earning his MBA, Billy Chorey decided to forego an opportunity in banking to try out real estate in his hometown of Suffolk, not knowing it would lead to his lifelong career. He enjoyed the real estate business so much that he started his own company three years later with a good friend and two part time agents in a tiny retail shop near downtown Suffolk. After outgrowing that office space in just a couple of years, the company remodeled a former gas station located on the same street and remained there for two decades. When the former Life Savings Bank facility became available for sale in 1999, the company purchased the building and remodeled it to accommodate the growing staff and offer a private office for each full-time professional agent. This building remains the corporate location at 330 West Constance Road.

Chorey’s staff consists of seasoned professionals with over a century of combined real estate experience in Suffolk and the surrounding areas.

Exterior of Chorey & Associates building

Since then, we have grown into a full-service real estate company that specializes in sales and home appraisals. From word-of-mouth referrals to repeat business, our clients enable Chorey & Associates Realty, Ltd. to be a leader in Suffolk real estate. The trust that our clients and the community has given us will never be taken for granted. Whether you need a real estate appraiser in Suffolk, VA, or you are searching for houses for sale in Suffolk, VA, you can rely on our friendly team to help make your real estate dreams come true.

Seek assistance from full-time real estate professionals who are knowledgeable about the local market and will assist you with the buying and selling processes. Speak with one of our real estate agents by calling (757) 539-7451 and discuss your real estate needs.

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Meet the Team

Chorey & Associates Realty is a local Suffolk real estate company built upon integrity, professionalism, and complete honesty. All of our agents are full time real estate professionals with over a century of combined real estate experience in Suffolk and the surrounding areas and are lifelong Suffolk residents who absolutely know the local real estate market! We do not believe in a “bullpen” setup for our professionals, as we value the privacy and confidentiality when discussing your real estate needs that comes with each agent having their own personal office. We have earned the trust of our community over the years, will never take that trust for granted, and will work to maintain that trust with total honesty when dealing with clients. We are a full service real estate company, offering assistance and representation to both buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.

If you would like a Chorey & Associates real estate professional to contact you, please email us at home@choreyrealty.net

Meet Billy Chorey

Bill Chorey in his office with certificates on the wall

Billy Chorey, GRI, CRS, RAA
Owner/Broker
Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
Certified Residential Appraiser
Office (757) 539-7451 Ext. 12
bchorey@choreyrealty.net

A 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia, Billy received an MBA from Old Dominion University in 1974, obtained his real estate license in 1975, and established Chorey & Associates Realty in 1978. After starting Chorey & Associates, he became a real estate appraiser, which has given him the ability to value real estate fairly and equitably. He is able to put this expertise, along with over 40 years of experience, to work bringing buyers and sellers together. Since establishing Chorey & Associates, Billy and his company have been very successful and respected in the business community, winning the Small Business of the Year Award in 1996. Hard work, dedication, and absolute honesty are qualities that Billy instills in his professionals, and he leads them by example.

His credentials & designations include:
• Real Estate Broker Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
• Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (Virginia License #000653)
• Residential Accredited Real Estate Appraiser (RAA)
• Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI)
• Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
• Veterans Administration Fee Appraiser Since 1985

Billy has been a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club each year since 1979 and a Circle of Excellence Gold Award member for over 35 years. He received the Code of Ethics Award in 1997, the prestigious Realtor Broker of the Year Award in 2007, and a 35-year Longevity Award in 2014 from the Hampton Roads Realtor Association (HRRA). Billy has consistently been voted a winner in the "Best Real Estate Agent" category in the Virginian-Pilot’s Best-of contest for the Suffolk/Franklin/Isle of Wight area, as well the Gold "Local Choice Winner" for Suffolk. Over the years, Billy has taught real estate and appraisal courses at local community colleges in the Suffolk area. He has also served on the HRRA Board multiple times during his career as a real estate professional.

His community & professional involvement includes:

  • Suffolk First Citizen 2016
  • Birdsong Trust Fund – Trustee, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Farmers Bank – Director
  • Suffolk Rotary Club – Member, Past President
  • Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church – Member
  • ACCESS College Foundation – Past Director
  • Better Business Bureau of Hampton Roads – Past Director
  • Hampton Roads Realtors Association - Past Executive Committee Member
  • Nansemond Suffolk Academy - Former Board of Trustees/Chairman
  • Salvation Army - Former Board Member
  • Suffolk Board of Equalization for Assessments - Former Member/Chairman
  • Virginia State Bar Professional Standards Committee - Past Chairman

Professionals

Johnny Leggett

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Sales Associate
Email: johnnyleggett@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 22
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 761-8006
Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Johnny is a Suffolk native and prominent businessman who is now a full time real estate professional. He is committed to helping both buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in North Carolina, Suffolk, and the surrounding areas.

In 2002, Johnny received the Outstanding Rookie Award from the Hampton Roads Realtors Association (HRRA) and has been a Circle of Excellence member multiple times. He has served on the HRRA Board, Ethics Panel, and Budget & Finance Committee.

Sammy Copeland

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Sales Associate
Email: sammycopeland@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 18
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 286-9149
Licensed in Virginia

Sammy is a lifelong resident of Suffolk and a full time real estate professional with over 40 years of experience in real estate marketing and sales, including 20 years working as an appraiser.  His experience in real estate sales ranges from residential to complex commercial properties. 

He has established strong community ties through his involvement with various organizations – serving as a Director for the Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation and Chairman of the Local Salvation Army Advisory Board.  He looks forward to helping buyers and sellers reach their goals.

Leigh Anne Parks

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Sales Associate
Email:
 Leighanne@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 14
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 676-9790
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeighAnneParksRealtor/
Licensed in Virginia

Leigh Anne Parks is a Sales Associate with Chorey and Associates Realty, LTD. She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College, where she received a B.S. in Accounting. She is also a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she received a M.A. in Education.

After spending several years working in the accounting field, Leigh Anne spent eight years teaching Business and Information Technology at a local high school. Committed to teaching and assisting clients, the move to real estate in 2012 was a natural fit. She has a passionate drive to serve her clients’ best interests and educate them throughout every detail of the real estate process in order for her clients to make the best decisions.

She has spent most of her life in Suffolk which gives her clients the advantage of being represented by someone who “knows and lives” in the community. With uncompromising integrity and the support of Chorey & Associates Realty, LTD., she knows that she can provide her clients with the resources they need as well as first class service.

Ann Crusenberry

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Sales Associate
Email: ann@choreyrealty.net 
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 13
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 650-3977
Facebook: www.facebook.com/varealestatechick/
Licensed in Virginia

As a lifelong resident of Suffolk, Ann Culley Crusenberry has a great understanding of the area and the local community.  She is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and obtained a B.S. in Speech Communication from James Madison University.  After graduating from JMU, Ann Culley earned her Virginia Teaching License through Old Dominion University and taught Elementary School for three years for Suffolk Public Schools.  Most recently, Ann Culley has spent her career working in training and marketing at a local credit union. Real estate has allowed Ann Culley to bring all of her experience and passions together in one field. 

 In her spare time Ann Culley can be found volunteering for local non-profit organization Roc Solid Foundation, spending time with family, friends, and her golden retriever, or relaxing on the beaches of the Outer Banks.  

Robert Askew

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Sales Associate
Email: raskew@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 20
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 288-7126
Licensed in Virginia

Robert Askew knows Suffolk and the surrounding counties of Isle of Wight, Smithfield, and the Tidewater area. He is licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. Before entering the real estate field, he was the owner and President of R. W. Askew Nurseries in Suffolk. After attending North Carolina Wesleyan and Old Dominion, Robert began working in the family business in Suffolk as a wholesale nursery grower and commercial contractor.

For decades he was an active member of the Tidewater Builders Associations and won numerous Best in Show awards for new home construction as well as working alongside developers in communities such as Pitchkettle Farms in Suffolk, Port Warwick in Newport News and Governor’s Land in James City County. He knows curb appeal! Put this unique horticultural experience to work as your listing agent to ensure you know how best to present your home to prospective buyers.

John Rector

John Rector

Sales Associate
Email: jrector@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 23
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 477-3485
Licensed in Virginia

John is a 1981 graduate of Virginia Tech receiving a BS in business with a concentration in finance. He spent 36 years in the manufacturing sector working for Berkley Machine Works & Foundry, then Berkley Machine Works LLC., leaving as Vice President of Manufacturing. Although John grew up in Norfolk, he has lived in Suffolk with his wife and two children for over 30 years and is very knowledgeable about the area and community.

John has now transitioned from manufacturing to real estate sales and looks forward to applying his business knowledge and life lessons to assisting clients with the buying and selling of their homes.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore in front of a red muscle car

Associate Broker
Email: tmoore@choreyrealty.net
Office Phone: (757) 539-7451 Ext. 14
Office Fax: (757) 539-0628
Cell Phone: (757) 334-7069
Licensed in Virginia & North Carolina

Thomas is a 1973 graduate of Atlantic Christian College. He obtained his real estate license in 1978. In 1982, he obtained his real estate broker’s license and opened Olde Virginia Realty, Inc. in 1985. After 32 successful years, he closed his business in 2017. Thomas decided to go to work with his long-time high school friend, Billy Chorey.  Besides being an expert in residential and commercial sales, Thomas is known throughout the Hampton Roads area as one of the most knowledgeable land sales agents around. “Honesty is the Best Policy” is his motto.

Licensed in Virginia and North Caroline, his credentials & designations include:

  • 1984 – Treasurer Suffolk-Franklin Board of Realtors
  • 1985 – President Suffolk-Franklin Board of Realtors
  • 1984 & 1985 – Realtor of the Year
  • 1986 & 1987 – Virginia Association of Realtors State Director
  • Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Virginia Association of Realtors Internet Professional Certification (E-Pro)