The Virginia REALTOR® of the Year Award is presented to professionals who have made proven contributions to the real estate industry through both personal and professional achievement and outstanding volunteerism.

The 2022 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year is Jay Mitchell of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association. Jay is a Managing Broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty in Virginia Beach (Beach, Oceanfront, and Strawbridge offices).

After working in television news for nearly 25 years, Jay began what was to become a very successful and rewarding career in real estate.

At the state level, Jay served as the 2018 President of Virginia REALTORS®. He has also served our association’s Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, Public Policy Committee, and the Economic Advisory Board.

For the National Association of REALTORS®, Jay has served as a Director, a Federal Political Coordinator, and as Chairman of the Consumer Communications Committee. In 2023, he will Chair NAR’s Fair Housing Policy Committee.

Jay’s resolve to honor the REALTORS®’ commitment to service is evident through his extensive community involvement, including his work with Rotary International, Virginia Chorale, and Gulfstream Goodwill.

The Virginia REALTORS® award honorees are selected by a committee of peers as standouts among our association’s more than 38,000 members.