I have a love for the Charlottesville area that began when I moved here in 1996. Since that time, I've graduated from a local high school where I met my husband, Daniel (also part of the Strong Team); I've gone off to college at the University of Delaware; and I've returned here to start a business and raise my family.
While in college and studying for law school, I had a unique opportunity to work in the world of international finance. I eventually achieved my goal of being accepted to law school, but decided to pursue a career in real estate.
The experience that I gained working with large international businesses and preparing to become a lawyer has been invaluable in my real estate career. Because I love to help people achieve their goals and dreams, I enjoy using my experience and expertise to fulfill my clients needs and exceed their expectations of real estate service.
My clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds that has required me to develop a diverse skill set that enables me to meet their individual needs. With every client, I share a common goal-- to see them achieve their real estate dreams.
I enjoy raising our two daughters, Ava (6) and Ivy (3), in the Charlottesville area. Our family enjoys eating our way through the fabulous restaurants of Charlottesville, and then running off all that extra energy at the various, parks, playgrounds, hiking trails and activities that the Charlottesville area has to offer. You might also see us out and about with our rescue Greyhound, Maggie; if you do, be sure to say hello!
"Thank YOU for all you did to make sure everything was super smooth and easy for us--why would anyone use any other buying agent?! If I could skywrite “The Hensons love Kari Rothamel” across the sky over the lake, we would! We love our new lake house and the community!! Thank you, thank you!!! Can’t wait for you to see the place!!"
--Lynn Kramer Henson
“Patsy Strong and The Strong Team did a great job selling my Waterfront home! I interviewed several agents for my listing and found Patsy Strong to be the most professional and having the best marketing plan for my waterfront home. Kari Rothamel, on her Team, represented the Buyer and the transaction went as “smooth as silk!” Kari really knows her stuff when it comes to helping Buyers with Waterfront Homes! I couldn’t have been happier! I would highly recommend Patsy & Kari to anyone Buying or Selling a home in Lake Monticello – especially a Waterfront Home!”
“You are wonderful. I hope you know how much we appreciate you and will be happy to serve as a referral any time. We have spread the word to all of the other residents and fellows at UVA to use you. Hopefully you will get their business as they prepare to move next June"
--Drs. Jim & Jennifer Richter
"Thank you so much for being our Realtor! You were awesome! We really appreciate you taking your time to show us the house & for really helping us out since we’re first time home buyers - new owners!"
--Korby & Sarah
"The Strong team is not only a fantastic group of realtors, but they are a fantastic group of people. Our experiences with them have been great. The Strong team has made us feel like family, and we knew that our best interest was in their minds. We had a house that we just couldn’t sell with another realtor, and when we went to them, we knew we were in good hands. We trusted them and they came through! The Strong team has a positive, upbeat energy that is wonderful to be around, and they are outstanding at what they do! When we started looking for a house, they had no problem figuring out what we wanted and needed. It was like they found a house that had been built for us, and it’s been two years and we have been happy ever since! Patsy, Kari and Daniel will be the only realtors that we ever use! Thanks guys! We love our house, and we love you guys!"
--Joe and Kelli Lombardo
Awards & Designations
ABR -- Accredited Buyer's Representative
SRES -- Senior Real Estate Specialist Trained to Address the needs of Senior Buyers and Sellers
The TOP-PRODUCING BUYER'S AGENT for the Lake Monticello & Fluvanna County
#1 Realtor in buyer sales in Lake Monticello & Fluvanna County in 2012, 2013, 2014, and leading in 2015!
Representing more buyers here than any other realtor - put her experience & market knowledge to work for you!
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