Greg Garrett - garrett Realty Partners
Greg Garrett has been in the Real Estate business for over 40 years, he started his first real estate business at the age of 19. Early in his real estate career, Greg became the #1 agent on the Virginia Peninsula. He has received numerous Top Agent awards throughout his career including the #1 overall agent in Hampton Roads, the #1 agent on the Virginia Peninsula, and the #1 agent in Mid-Atlantic multi-state region for his former franchise. He was also one of 4 brokers selected out of 6,000 nationwide to do a 16-city speaking tour across America, called “Recruiting Centerstage”. He has been recognized in REALTOR® Magazine as one of the top 50 REALTORS® in the United States. Today, Greg is a Real Estate Broker in Virginia and North Carolina.
In addition to more than 4 decades of helping clients buy and sell property, Greg has served as a professional leader in his industry. He is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance. Greg is the former President of the Virginia Peninsula Homebuilders Association and former Chairman of two industry related Political Action Committees.
When not working in the real estate industry, Greg is working hard to improve the lives and well-being of children and families, locally and around the world. . He is the Founder of Orphan Helpers®, an international organization dedicated to providing food, shelter, education, and hope to thousands of orphaned, abandoned, or incarcerated children in Central America.
Greg is the former Chairman of the Newport News Mayor’s Drug Prevention Task Force. His community engagement has included serving on the Board of Directors of Youth Challenge, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program; on the Board of Directors of Operation Breaking Through, an inner-city assistance program; and as the “Clean The Bay Day” Zone Captain for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Greg has been recognized by both professional and humanitarian organizations for his philanthropic work. He was honored in 2014 with an Angels in Adoption award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington, D.C. He was a 2012 Humanitarian Award Honoree with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. In 2009 and 2012 Greg was the recipient of Humanitarian Of The Year award presented by Human Relief Organization (HRO) for his dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals facing adversity. In 2005 The National Association of REALTORS® awarded Greg The Good Neighbor Award, recognition given to realtors who make extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. In 2003 he received the prestigious Kauffman Community/Social Entrepreneur Award for his efforts to transform the lives of abandoned, abused, and incarcerated youth through Orphan Helpers®.
Greg has lived in Hampton Roads his entire life. He is a proud graduate of Hampton High School. He has four children and 9 grandchildren.