Born in Keflavik, Iceland and having lived at various times of her life in Florida, California, Alabama, Maine, and Virginia, Denise Ramey is not only a REALTOR®, but truly an expert in relocation. As a child of a United States Navy officer, she had the pleasure of living on both coasts and many places in between as a child but loved that her family ultimately settled in their home state of Florida.
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, she began her career in sales with BellSouth and that 15-year career allowed Denise to move around the state of Florida seven times before settling in Central Virginia. A REALTOR® since 2006, Denise has been affiliated with Long & Foster since 2014.
Denise served on the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014, including as President in 2013, President-Elect in 2012, and Treasurer in 2011. A member of the CAAR Professional Honor Society since 2008, Denise has served on many local association committees. She was honored in 2013 as the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Sales Associate of the Year, and then in 2015, was honored to be awarded the CAAR REALTOR® of the YEAR.
At the state level with Virginia REALTORS®, Denise has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, and most recently served on the Leadership Team as the 2021 President-Elect. She has served on numerous committees and workgroups including Member Communications Committee, Strategy Committee, RPAC Fundraising Trustees, Broker Involvement, Public Policy Committee, RPAC Disbursement Trustees, and served four years on the Relocation Conference Workgroup, where she also served as Chair from 2012-2014. As a graduate of the Virginia REALTORS® Leadership Academy (VLA) in 2009, she later served as the Chair or “Mom” for the fabulous VLA class of 2015.
Denise has been involved at the national level (National Association of REALTORS®) since 2012 as a member of the Member Communications Committee, the State and Local Issues Policy Committee, and the RPAC Participation Council, which she will continue to serve on through 2022. As President of Virginia REALTORS®, she will also have a seat on the NAR Board of Directors.
Denise enjoys spending time with her family at home in Crozet, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and at Smith Mountain Lake whenever possible.