Get To Know Me

Layne Donovan is originally from Richmond, Virginia, but once he moved to Virginia Beach in 1994, he knew he found the ideal location to make his home. Layne is a family man. He’s a proud father of three children, Noah, Penny and Lilly, and he’s been married to the love of his life, Jamie, since 1999. An avid surfer, Layne prefers to be close to the water, so he and his family reside at the oceanfront with their dog Kai. Nothing makes Layne happier than surfing, traveling and spending time with his family!

Layne has been specializing in oceanfront and luxury real estate sales since 1999. He has represented hundreds of buyers, sellers, investors, and several of the area’s top builders. His shrewd negotiating skills and knowledge of real estate and the local market make him an excellent choice as your Realtor. His commitment, dedication and work ethic have earned him some impressive designations and awards, but the highest compliments he has received have been the multitude of referrals and repeat clients he has served over the years. Referrals & repeat clients are truly the foundation of Layne’s business. Earning your business and impressing you is now his most important mission.

Whether you are buying or selling, put Layne’s strong negotiating skills and straightforward and honest approach to work for you.

Awards and Recognition

Over $150 Million in Sales

2017 Circle of Excellence Diamond Award

2017- Top Overall Realtor at Atkinson Realty

2017- Top Listing Agent at Atkinson Realty

2016- Associate Broker

2015 – HRRA Diamond Award (#12 Realtor in all of Hampton Roads)

2014 – HRRA Gold Award, National ERA Award, In top 50 (#42 Realtor in all of Hampton Roads)

2013 – HRRA Gold Award (Small Team), ERA National Award winner

2012 – HRRA Gold Award, ERA National award winner, IN top 50 (#29 Realtor in all of Hampton Roads)

2010 – HRRA Circle of Excellence Platinum Award winner (#3 Realtor in all of Hampton Roads and #18 in the country for ERA)

Repeatedly earned top listing & sales agent awards in Atkinson Realty

ERA Beyond Excellence National Award Winner 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013

Circle of Excellence Award winner every year since 2001 (many are gold awards)

Winner of Leaders Circle Award (National ERA Award) 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013

Winner of Beyond Excellence Award (National ERA Award) 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013

Member of the Million Dollar Sales Club & the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club

Ranked the #1 ERA agent in our area in 2007

Has been ranked in the top 20 ERA agents many times