Tom Cowperthwaite & Maribeth Herod are highly likely to recommend:

We were referred to Layne by a mutual friend and soon learned that he was much more than a realtor. In addition to his professionalism and local knowledge, Layne’s dedication and caring demeanor distinguish him from his peers. These qualities were readily apparent not just in the real estate transaction, but also during the transition into our new home and community.

Since we did not live in the local area, Layne’s responsiveness and attention to detail were instrumental throughout the home buying process.  And fortunately for us, Layne did not abandon us once the deal was done.  In the months since our closing, we have called upon his extensive network of contacts numerous times for recommendations for everything from lawn care to catering.  Without exception, Layne is thoughtful in his response and always makes us feel like helping us is his number number one priority.

My wife and I have worked with a lot of realtors and Layne is one of the best.  We would highly recommend him to our family, friends, and anyone else looking for property in the Virginia Beach area.

Andrea & Roger Ullman are highly likely to recommend:

Layne was fabulous to work with during the entire process of selling our home.  We recently moved overseas and Layne’s attention to even the smallest detail was essential in making us comfortable as we negotiated a sale from three-thousand miles away.  When we had some hiccups with the buyer at the 11th hour, Layne worked aggressively on our behalf.  He is kind, respectful and patient but willing to also step-up and fight for his client when needed.  Highly recommend!

Kelly & David French say:

Layne Donovan won us over the first time we meet him. His charismatic personality and sense of humor was refreshing. Layne is honest and very knowledgeable, and it wasn’t long before he completely gained our trust. We felt confident that he would advocate for our best interests and we were impressed with his assertive manner to be sure we got a house we loved at the best deal possible. The people Layne referred us to for our inspection, to the lawyer and mortgage broker we used, were all equally as knowledgeable and lovely to work with. I highly recommend Layne Donovan, he will not disappoint.

Joel and Elizabeth Nogle say:

Layne is an expert realtor who truly understands the Virginia Beach market. His unsurpassed knowledge of Oceanfront properties was absolutely invaluable and his superb communication and attention to detail were crucial in guiding us through the sale of our first home.  We highly recommend Layne and his team and look forward to working with him again in the future!

Jeff Moody is highly likely to recommend: 

Unbelievable customer service with exceptional communication. Knew where to price to maximize the most profit, but also priced to move fast! Helped all the way through closing on both listing and new purchase.

Joe Hanley with Classic Design Builders says:

Layne Donovan is one of the most impressive real estate agents in the Hampton Roads area. As a builder/developer, I have found Layne to be very honest, reliable and professional in the real estate transactions. I would highly recommend Layne as your real estate agent.

Les Skelly is highly likely to recommend:

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $625K in Croatan Beach, Virginia Beach

Layne was our realtor a few years ago for selling our properties in Virginia Beach successfully & in a timely manner. Most recently, we reached out to him again, but out of his local area. He then did the research to guide us to a knowledgeable realtor in another state. Amazingly enough he suggested two realtors, both with good experience. He did the work. All we had to do was to make the ultimate decision.

Jonathan Speight with Beach Building Group said:

Layne is one of the hardest working, most honest, ethical and loyal agents in this area. He has represented us as both the buyer and seller on over 20 transactions exceeding $13 million within the last four years. All of these transactions were located at the Oceanfront and surrounding neighborhoods. Layne treats every negotiation as if he is representing his own mother. We will continue to use him due to his extensive knowledge of the area, exceptional service and relentless negotiating skills.

Michael and Jan Pace say:

Layne Donovan is a thoughtful, hard working young man who has earned a reputation as one of the top real estate agents in the Hampton Roads area.  I am a very small real estate investor and I first worked with Layne several years ago after I started building a new home just before the housing market crash. By the time I needed to put my house on the market, the bottom had fallen out. Layne assisted us in analyzing the market and preparing our house for sale in 2008 – and  just three days after listing our Thoroughgood home, it sold for more than the appraised value!  With Layne’s assistance that transaction could not have gone better, and this all occurred during the real estate crisis! Since that time Layne has helped several of my friends purchase or sell their homes. Most recently Layne helped me acquire an investment property and his insight, analysis and knowledge of the local housing market was invaluable. Layne is a good guy with a positive attitude who loves his work and is willing to go the extra mile to make things work.

Ryan Self says:

Layne is an outstanding realtor who exerts the necessary time and energy to ensure his clients feel great through the home buying process. He was recommended to my wife and me when we bought our first home and did such an outstanding job making us feel important and worth his energy throughout every single detail of the entire process that 4-years later, we sought out his services again to buy our second home. He exceeded our expectations yet again during that purchase. He is a great guy who has come through for my family and I can confidently say that he will always be our go to realtor as long as he is in the industry.

Derek Sparks is highly likely to recommend:

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA.

Layne is great to work with. We highly recommend him for your home search/real estate needs. He was very helpful with choosing options and negotiating for our new home. He was also very diligent while reviewing our final contract and making needed revisions. He is the best at his profession!

Parker Jarvis is Highly likely to recommend:

If you want the best, give this guy a call. Layne is a local guy who knows the ins and outs of the various sub communities and areas of Virginia Beach. Whether it’s the North End, Old Beach, Shadowlawn or Croatan – Layne will be able to find you the right property and provide you with a true understanding of the property. The customer service and responsiveness from Layne was unmatched. He goes above and beyond when it comes to helping out his customers – more so than what a real estate agent needs to do. Layne understands long term relationships and is willing to work with everyone from first time home buyers (myself) to retirement home buyers and everything in between. Interested in real estate for the business portfolio – you still have the best guy. Rentals, development, flipping – Laynes knowledge and connections in the area prove invaluable.

Beverly & Thomas Bell are highly likely to recommend:

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $725K in Great Neck, Virginia Beach, VA.

Over the years, we have bought several investment properties in VA Beach. Layne found properties for us which have had fantastic positive cash flow. My husband and I recently moved to VA Beach, and once again, Layne Donovan was our realtor. His knowledge of real estate, his professionalism, and his negotiating skills are second to none! He found the perfect house for us and did an unbelievable job of negotiating on our behalf. He saved us about $44,000! Layne genuinely cares about his clients. His honesty and attention to detail make him an exceptional realtor. Because of his hard work and his extraordinary knowledge, it comes as no surprise to me that he is one of the top Realtors in our area and has an impressive wall full of awards in his office to back it up! Whether you want to buy or sell a piece of real estate, Layne will make your experience a positive one! We would highly recommend Layne to anyone who is in need of a Realtor! Let him put his expertise and negotiating skills to work for you!

Cindy and Sammy Hinkle said: