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Bill Gentry Jefferson Land Central Virginia Real Estate Agent
OFFICE: (540) 948-5050
PHONE: (540) 718-4210

Bill Gentry, Principal Broker

Principal Broker and owner of Jefferson Land & Realty, Bill Gentry has over 33 years of real estate experience. He is a Vietnam Veteran who majored in business administration, served as president of a general construction company and managed a family beef cattle farm before embarking on his real estate career.

Billís real estate focus is residential, farms and commercial properties. He is adept at working with Central Virginia county zoning boards in the ever-demanding residential and commercial development process. Bill resides in Madison County with his wife, Kathy. If you’re looking for guidance on buying or selling Central Virginia real estate property or commercial real estate, Bill will be glad to share his extensive knowledge with you.

Lisa Dyer, Associate Broker ldyer5050@gmail.com
OFFICE: (540) 948-5050
PHONE: (540) 727-4003

Lisa Dyer, Associate Broker

Lisa Dyer is a native of Syria in Madison County, Virginia. Lisa has prior experience in real estate appraising and in managing her family-owned construction business. As a licensed realtor for the past 30 years, Lisa specializes in Central Virginia’s residential, farms, land, and investment properties.

Lisa’s husband, Larry Dyer, is a well respected contractor and caretaker to many second-home owners in the local area. For help buying or selling that special second home or country estate, Lisa will bring her professionalism, enthusiasm, and negotiating experience to your next real estate transaction.

Gene Smith Madison County Realtor
OFFICE: (540) 948-5050
CELL: (540) 219-1567

Gene Smith, Realtor

Gene Smith is a native of Lexington, Virginia and moved to Madison County in 1972 with the Virginia State Police. Gene is a Vietnam veteran and served as general manager of a regional manufacturing company for 22 years before beginning his real estate career in 2003. His real estate expertise includes residential sales, farms and land purchases.

Gene enjoys meeting with buyers and sellers to assess their real estate needs and locating the property they require. He also enjoys educating others about the Central Virginia real estate market. He currently owns and operates a cattle farm in Madison County where he lives with his wife, Linda.

Joel Watkins watkins.wjoel@gmail.com
OFFICE: (540) 948-5050
CELL: (434) 989-5556

Joel Watkins, Realtor, GRI

Joel has been a lifelong resident of Central Virginia, with twenty-five years living in Greene County. He and his wife Sheri have been married nineteen years, with four children. Joel is co-owner of a family operated Class A construction company, Benchmark Homebuilders, LLC. Over the years Benchmark has successfully completed numerous custom home projects, extensive renovation work, using his knowledge and understanding of site work for land development and how it relates to successful residential construction.

Joel’s depth of construction experience has enabled him to give knowledgeable advice to both buyers and sellers of real estate in our area. He is one of the rare few Realtor’s that can speak with authority on critical elements of acquiring or selling land or residential property. Please let Joel give you his years of experience to represent you in the purchase or sale of real estate.

Peggy Smit psmithjlr@gmail.com
OFFICE: (540) 948-5050, Ext. 101

Peggy Smith

Peggy is a most valued member of our team at Jefferson Land and Realty. She is most often the first personal contact that customers or clients have with our company. Her professional, friendly and helpful demeanor represents us at the highest level.

Before coming to work with us she worked several jobs, including Graves Mountain Lodge, sales department at Badger Powhatan, and in the IT Sections of VDOT, VITA, and a sub-contractor for Northrup Grumman located in Culpeper, Virginia.

Peggy lives in Madison with husband Warren and two sons. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family and trips to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

What our Clients Say

I have worked with Bill Gentry at Jefferson Land & Realty for many years. He has represented me and my family in purchases and sales, and has managed rental property for us. He is very knowledgeable not only in the local markets, but also in dealing with the different government agencies necessary to complete transactions. He responds timely to my inquiries and is steady and calm when the unexpected arises. Bill often foresees what needs to be done and is very proactive rather then waiting until a problem becomes a time sensitive situation. He has always gone the extra step to ensure a transaction is completed. I have recommended his services to friends and neighbors.

Mary Ellen F.

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