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291-A Gay Street
Washington, VA 22747
Office: 540-675-1373
Fax: 540-675-1498




In 1972, Frank Kessler and Joe Wright founded Real Estate III, the most innovative and progressive real estate company to enter the Virginia marketplace. Frank became sole owner of the company in 1983 and proceeded to build it into the largest real estate firm in Central Virginia, with over 200 agents and annual sales in excess of $600 million. Frank was a founding father of the Albemarle County Architectural Review Board, which was created to promote and insure orderly and attractive residential and commercial development in the area. He was completely dedicated in his philosophy and in all his deliberations to think of his community and its inhabitants first. Frank created a real estate company whose ethics and client devotion were at the highest level possible.

In April, 2010, Real Estate III announced that it would franchise with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. This affiliation allows Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's network to expand into the Commonwealth, and increases their franchise numbers to more than 110 offices and 4,600 sales associates in 14 states.

We are the largest and most productive real estate firm in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. We sell more property than any of our numerous competitors. We offer the most comprehensive range of services available, whether you are buying or selling a home. Ethics, professionalism and market knowledge characterize the over 200 agents in our sensational sales force.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is an international residential real estate franchise company with a growing network of brokerages and real estate professionals. Our brokers and real estate agents combine a respect for the tradition of home ownership with an eye on innovation to deliver an exceptional real estate experience. Knowledgeable counsel, strong negotiation skills, and overall excellent customer service experience are the trademarks of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.