Joy Abbate is a mover and shaker in the local real estate industry. Originally from Naples, Italy, this bilingual real estate specialist came to Hampton Roads with her husband when he came to work at Langley Air Force Base. She now lives in Carrollton, where her custom home was built. “I go above and beyond to make sure my clients feel the same kind of satisfaction and fulfillment I get knowing we were able to build the home we wanted in a beautiful community,” says Joy. New construction homebuyers, investors and military buyers are big fans of her and her can-do attitude.

“I have always been fascinated by real estate and the process of buying homes,” says Joy. Couple that with the fact that this agent is great with people, knows southeast Virginia, works diligently to make deals come together and the result is one amazing real estate authority. Clients are priority number one and Joy ensures she makes their buying and selling experiences go smoothly by taking care of their needs, even when it is not easy. This process makes her the agent that people continue to count on. Her bachelor’s degree in psychology is just one more feather in her cap, as this educational background allows her to better understand and communicate with others. Abbate puts the “Joy” in real estate!