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C. Lynn Lenahan, REALTOR
Associate Broker, ABR, AHWD, GRI, PHR, WCR

I am committed to 'Keeping Things Moving', and in this market, that's more important than ever!  I really 
love being a Full Time Realtor - The go to person that my clients can count on 24/7/365​!  Read on:

Lynn ...
​“is the best Realtor we’ve had…courteous, enthusiastic, forward thinking and gets the job done.” 

“is the most loving, kindest, caring person I have done business with.” 

“made my life so bearable with her service. Her upbeat pleasantness is a TREASURE and so is her client/customer service.”  

“was great, always kept us up to date, "held our hands the whole way", encouraged us!” 

“is the best, most professional and complete business person I have dealt with.”  
Call me, Text Me, Email me

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Cell: 540-847-4200 

Sha Hinnant, REALTOR

I pride myself in "listening", "being patient" and allowing my clients all the time they need to find the "perfect home" for them. As a lifelong resident of this area, I am very familiar with Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties, especially Spotsylvania, Stafford and Caroline.

Sha was a blessing to me and my family and she truly allowed our dream of home ownership to come true! - D. Smith
Sha did an excellent job of working with us long distance & then the follow-up once we made our offer. We appreciate her availability and pleasant working attitude! - The Segers

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Cell: 540-287-1017
Carrie Danko, REALTOR

As a life-long resident of the Fredericksburg region, Carrie has been blessed to witness firsthand the growth of this beautiful area…she knows it well! Carrie is committed to working alongside you every step of the way to the successful purchase or sale of your home. If you’re looking for an Agent who is caring, enthusiastic, engaged, and results oriented, look no further.

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Contact Carrie today for your real estate needs:

Cell: 540-295-2940

​At 1st Choice Better Homes & Land, LC we understand you have a choice when selecting a real estate company to represent you. That's why, for 25+ years, we've worked extremely hard to set ourselves apart from the competition by focusing on quality rather than quantity and offering clients a higher level of professional service.  With an elite group of less than 30 agents, we can ensure you work with the most knowledgeable and highly trained real estate professionals in the industry. Ann Black, the owner and broker of 1st Choice, has over 40 years full-time, local real estate experience. She has managed and trained hundreds of top agents throughout the Fredericksburg region. Ann established her company with the goal of bringing a core group of premier agents together to create a team that is committed to making the entire process of buying or selling a home a smooth and successful experience for those they serve.  Whether you are relocating into or out of the area, moving up or even buying your first home, let the experienced and caring team at 1st Choice Better Homes & Land, LC show you how quality service can help you make the most of your next move. 

We know life is full of choices. Because of our personal service, dedication and commitment, selecting us to represent you will hopefully be an easy one.
​Meet Our Agents:

You want to make sure you select a real estate company with a knowledgeable and experienced team. One that has a proven track record in the community. And, above all else, you want to make sure the company and agent you choose to represent you will put your interests first. When it comes to real estate in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area, the choice is easy. Premier agents, backed by strong management at 1st Choice Better Homes & Land, LC, are the best choice to help you meet your goals.
Linda Laub Canty, REALTOR
Associate Broker, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, e-Pro

Linda is a lifetime member of the Top Honors Society, has been voted the Sales Associate of the Year (1994) and Realtors’ Choice (1995). Her official designations are ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative), e-PRO (Technology Certification), GRI (Graduate of the Realtor's Institute), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist).

Linda brings to every client an extensive knowledge of the Fredericksburg area, thanks to 30+ years of selling real estate full-time there. She relies on her sense of professionalism and a willingness to turn prospects into happy, satisfied clients who refer others to her so they, too, can have the same experience. Linda is known for helping her clients sell "pre-loved" homes, and puts a variety of successful marketing tactics to work to find the right buyer at the right price.

 “She was AMAZING! She kept it stressfree and relaxing. Amazing job keeping in close contact. I will absolutely contact Linda again in the future." Amanda

We loved Linda – she was always so nice and accommodating for us! She responded to emails and phone calls within a reasonable amount of time.” Lauren & Matt

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Cell: 540-845-9773
Direct: 540-548-5226

Our Company goal is to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to exceptional real estate service. 

To learn more about the designations and certifications, 
our Agents have earned, 
click here.

1st Choice is EXPANDING

**Unlimited Career Opportunities for EXPERIENCED Agents and NEW FULL-TIME Agents**

For more information, call Penny Traber at 
Milton Branch, Jr., REALTOR

Milton's longtime Fredericksburg roots enable him to provide his clients with informative, first hand knowledge about education, parks, culture, lifestyle, shopping and thriving business districts. He takes pride in representing his clients and creating a partnership that helps them achieve their goals. 

Areas Served: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and surrounding areas

Contact him today for representation whether buying or selling real estate.

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Cell: 540-220-4920
Joe & Jennifer Sansone, REALTORS

We are Joe and Jennifer Sansone. We both graduated from Virginia Tech with business degrees in Business Management and Marketing Management. As lifelong Virginians, we moved to Fredericksburg in 1997 finding it a wonderful, friendly town to rear our three children in. As former owners of our own business, we understand the nature of hard work, and how important good working relationships are.  

Joe's extensive background in business has given him years of quality, results oriented experience in negotiations and contracts. Jennifer uses her marketing background to fully assist her clients when they are selling their home or looking for their "dream" home to buy. Whether you are buying or selling, or want to build your dream home, we'd love to help you!

Jennifer Sansone                                                    Joe Sansone
Cell: 540-903-9911                                                 Cell: 540-903-9910
Email:                         Email:
Cathy & Sonny Bray, REALTORs

Buying or selling a home is a complicated process. For most, the decisions made during the process are among life's toughest. As experienced, professional Realtors, Cathy and Sonny have assisted many clients through every step of the way-from determining a fair price to contract negotiations to settlement. Their success comes through referrals from satisfied clients. And, time and again, they have proven to each client their commitment to complete client satisfaction by consistently:

  • Being dedicated to their clients' needs and concerns
  • Returning phone calls immediately
  • Having detailed knowledge of the market area
  • Getting questions answered promptly
  • Coordinating the many parts of the process
  • Keeping clients up-dated on the transaction

Cathy and Sonny Bray are a results-oriented real estate team. They have been residents of the Fredericksburg area for 40 years. Together, they know the area and its market well enough to find that special home just for you or market your home just the right way to get it sold. So whether you are buying OR selling, count on Cathy and Sonny to actively assist you from start to finish. 

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Home office: 540-371-1380
Email: or

                                                                   Real People. Real Service. Real Results.
The Management Team
Scott E. Anderson, REALTOR 

Scott has lived in the Fredericksburg area for over 28 years and the local area for 44 years. Scott's background includes over 37 years in the customer service business interacting with the public face-to-face. He is a true people person. He understands the concerns of first-time homebuyers and seniors' with special needs. Scott is an excellent "coach", he will be there to help you understand the current housing market, the selling or purchase process, and he'll be around to sooth any anxious moments all the way to settlement. Scott would enjoy the challenge of finding you the perfect home.

Office: 540-786-0088
Cell: 540-907-9039 

Young & Duncan Cameron, REALTORs
​The Cameron Team

Young and Duncan Cameron, a 1st Choice team, are devoted to making your next real estate purchase or sale the best ever!!! With 25+ years in consulting, management and event planning in the non-profit sector, Young and Duncan always make excellent service their #1 priority.

A native of New York City, Duncan graduated from New York University and served as a Captain in the Army Reserve. Young grew up in Seoul, South Korea becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen in 1987. 

Both are excited to concentrate on finding great homes for great people and helping those who are ready to sell. They would love to help you now!  

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If you want a full-time agent who really works for you, contact:

Young Cameron                                                        Duncan Cameron           
Cell: 540-903-2090                                                   Cell: 540-226-1226         
Direct: 540-548-5231                                                Direct: 540-548-5231
Email:                    Email: 

Lauren & A.J. Johnson (ABR, MRP), REALTORs

As long time residents in the greater Fredericksburg area, we can confidently say that we are proud to live and raise our family here! As experienced homebuyers and homesellers several times over, we understand the importance of having outstanding service from your Realtor as you make some of life's most important decisions. Those decisions aren't to be taken lightly and as such, we consider it our privilege to help you accomplish your home ownership goals. With our combined sales experience and area knowledge, we are able to guide you through every step of the home buying and selling process . When the time comes for you to make those BIG life decisions, our hope is that we will be your FIRST CHOICE!

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​Please call, text, or email today for all of your real estate needs. We look forward to serving you!"

Lauren Johnson
Cell: 540-903-1257

A.J. Johnson
Cell: 540-295-3923

Kevin Bethell, REALTOR
Property Manager

I have been a resident of the Fredericksburg area for over 15 years. My background includes over 17 years in executive-level business experience. As an active investor for over 10 years I see the market from a different and unique prospective. Whatever your goals whether buying, selling, or investing I will help you find that perfect home or investment property.
"Kevin did an outstanding job in working with us and keeping expectations in perspective! Thank You! (100% Satisfied)" - Mr. and Mrs. B Trimble
"Kevin is an excellent agent that went above & beyond to ensure everything went smoothly. Always available via phone, fax, and email. I could not have asked for anyone better."
- Mr. Leo M.
Reach me for the dedication and attention you deserve at:

Office: 540-786-0088 Ext. 152 
Cell: 540-273-7745 
Ginny Vickers, REALTOR

I am a Full Time Realtor servicing Fredericksburg and the surrounding Counties. We relocated here from NY in 2000 when my husband received Orders to Quantico. We fell in love with Fredericksburg and all it has to offer.

Having been an RN for many years, I know the importance of putting my client’s first, multitasking, communication, dependability, and being my client’s strongest advocate through the entire sales process and beyond.

To better serve my clients, I have obtained my SRF Certification (Short Sale Certification), ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative), MRP (Military Relocation Professional), and SRS (Seller Representative Specialist).

“Ginny Vickers helped my husband and me buy a short sale. We lived out of state, and she was amazing! She made it work despite all kinds of challenges and helped us get in the home in 4 months. She was also patient and professional and gave us all the time we needed when we were in town. She responded quickly every time I contacted her and got the answers to my questions. I’m so thankful we found her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.” Amanda

“Ginny has been a fantastic agent for my ‘saga of the house-hunt’ for the last year. She willingly showed me dozens of houses, and was always well prepared for every showing. No matter the issue, she was right there with answers, recommendations, and support. I’d happily recommend her to anyone.” Anne

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Cell: 540-842-9819

Ginny Vickers SFR ABR MRP - Agent with 1st Choice Better Homes and Land
Heather Pilcher, REALTOR

I am a full-time Realtor who provides professional, friendly service to both homebuyers and home sellers. I regularly volunteer in our community and enjoy mentoring and making a difference in peoples’ lives. When I’m not busy helping people fulfill their real estate dreams, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful children, cooking and exploring our beautiful country.

I believe the only way to provide a service is with integrity, enthusiasm and honesty! I pride myself on attention-to-detail and the desire to meet your needs and make those needs a reality whether you are buying or selling. I believe in providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience by supplying a wealth of information and full support to my clients.

Let me help you find the way to accomplish what’s best suited for you…that’s a NO-OBLIGATION service I offer!

Cell: 813-241-7637
​Direct: 540-548-5236
Beth Pannell, REALTOR

It would be an honor for me to help you with your real estate needs! I am a lifelong Fredericksburg area resident so I am familiar with the area. It''s been amazing to watch the community grow first hand! It''s a great place for families, seniors & young adults! As a wife & mother, I understand the value of home, church and community. I love helping buyers, sellers and renters. I work diligently for ALL of my clients and finding solutions that best fit their current housing needs. I look forward to serving you in the near future!

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Cell: 540-429-7719
Delya Branham, REALTOR

In my former career as a Pharmacist, I discovered how much I enjoy helping others and understanding their needs. Whether a prescription needed to be filled after business hours, or while serving as a volunteer pharmacist at the Moss Free Clinic or the Guadalupe Free Clinic, I treated each patient like family.

I also serve in our community as an active volunteer at Brock Road Elementary where I help coordinate the "Food for Families" program, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. In 2014, I was greatly honored to receive the "Volunteer of the Year" award from the Rappahannock Area PTA. 

There is so much planning that goes into finding or selling your home, and I want to be there for my clients every step of the way. As a full-time Realtor, I will work above and beyond the call of duty all the while being very detailed and thorough. This commitment provides my clients with peace of mind, knowing they have a Realtor working on their behalf.

Contact me when you are ready to 'get moving' and I will work hard to meet your individual needs!

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Cell: 540-645-9323
Direct: 540-548-5243

Ruth Campbell, REALTOR

Ruth, her husband, Anthony and their 2 sons are a musically-gifted family. Active in their church and the community, Ruth is also a U.S. Army veteran! With over 25 years of 'client-first experience' in the medical field, Ruth brings a large and varied background to each real estate transaction---whether you are purchasing or selling a home.

So if you are in today's real estate market and you want an agent who's worthy of a standing ovation, contact Ruth…a dedicated, full-time professional! When you work with her, you'll see the spotlight is always focused on you and your needs. She'll be with you every step of the way… until the curtain closes on a deal that will make you sing with joy! Contact ruthcampbellrealtor@gmail today!

Cell: 540-840-7902


Don, a native of the rural Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg area, learned early in life about hard work. This installed a strong work ethic within him and that work ethic has led him to where he is today. With 30 years’ experience in the local real estate market, he's been through the booms and the downturns. He has helped people with their real estate needs in a variety of market conditions. 

With an extensive network of family and friends who claim the Fredericksburg area as their heritage, Don enjoys a very satisfying career in the real estate industry… thanks to the same great service philosophy and word-of-mouth referrals that created his earlier successes.

And, still to this day, Don wants each of his clients to have an excellent real estate experience and he works diligently to make it happen for them!

In his spare time, you’ll most likely find Don enjoying his prime 'hobby'…spoiling his grandchildren! 

Cell: 540-273-9525

Tricia Barnes, General Manager, REALTOR
Associate Broker, ABR, ABRM, AHWD, CRB, GRI

​Tricia graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Business Administration and has been full-time with 1st Choice Better Homes & Land, LC since it opened in March 1990. Tricia is very active in her church and in our community. She has earned several real estate designations (ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative; ABRM - Accredited Buyer's Representative Manager; AHWD - At Home With Diversity; CRB - Certified Residential Broker; and GRI - Graduate, Realtors' Institute).

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Direct: 540-548-5250
Penny Traber, Sales Manager, REALTOR
Have you ever wondered how to select the best person for your real estate needs? The answer is by performance! And, I believe Performance Outsells Promises every time! With a multi-million dollar sales record and numerous designations, certifications and awards, my performance is well documented. 

I offer 15 years of proven, real-life, full-time, local real estate experience with a commitment to strict professional ethics and standards always. As a Fredericksburg area resident since l973, I know and love this community. And, with two children and a husband, I understand the wants and needs of a family with budget and time constraints. Knowledge of the area, local real estate market experience and integrity are key ingredients to help you with the best move you'll every make. Over 80% of my business comes from repeat clients and their referrals. 
If it's important to you, it's important to me. My goal is to give you the answers before you ever need to ask the questions. Call, text or email me, for a peace of mind move. 

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​Cell: 540-847-3932
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Laura Buttram, REALTOR

I love helping people and listening to their real estate needs and wants! My husband and I bought our first home in this wonderful area when we were in our 20s. I remember well the joy, stress and anxiety of buying it so I am very mindful of your desires while navigating the process. 

I worked in Customer Service for eight-plus years where I discovered that providing service with integrity, enthusiasm and honesty was the only way to do it right. My husband and I both grew up in the Fredericksburg area and we are happily raising our 3 beautiful children here! We played in the same parks and attended the same schools so we have many wonderful memories to share with them. With my local focus, I can provide you with community information to help in your transition.

I pride myself on attention to detail and the desire to pinpoint and translate your needs into your first or next home. I believe in providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience by delivering a wealth of information and support. I love making a difference in peoples’ lives! Contact me at 540-226-9722 or

I’m here to help you!

Penny Traber - Agent with 1st Choice Better Homes and Land, LC
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Ann Black, Broker/Owner

Ann Black, ABR, AHWD, CRB, GRI is the Owner and has over 40 years of full-time, local, area real estate experience. She has managed hundreds of top agents throughout the Fredericksburg area. Ann established 1st Choice with the goal of bringing a core group of premier agents together to create a team that is committed to making the entire process of buying or selling a home a smooth and successful experience for the people they serve. That's why for 20 years, the 1st Choice team has worked extremely hard to set themselves apart from competition by focusing on quality rather quantity and to earn the reputation for giving a higher level of professional real estate service.
1302 Bragg Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-786-0088 Office
540-786-9977 Fax
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LeAnn Black, REALTOR 

With a background in counseling, LeAnn is attentive to all aspects of the buying and selling process. LeAnn’s communication and listening skills give her an edge in helping to define the task at hand. She is a graduate of Liberty University with degrees in Psychology and Professional Counseling. In addition, LeAnn has an associate’s degree in Accounting. LeAnn values all aspects of education and works tirelessly to ensure she remains abreast of current real estate trends. To put LeAnn’s knowledge and expertise to work for you, give her a call at 540-845-4655 or email at

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DeAnna Hamn, Property Management Assistant

DeAnna, a lifelong native of the Fredericksburg area, has quietly been building a solid reputation in the real estate community. She is a self-starter with an empathetic heart and has an excellent track record for community service. Her peers hold her in high regard for her ethical practices, knowledge and willingness to work. DeAnna cares deeply about her community and she has contributed her time, talents and treasures to the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and many more. DeAnna has worked as our administrative professional for the past 15 years and is now also serving as our Property Manager’s assistant. Please give DeAnna a call at 540-548-5256 or email her at if you don’t know who else to call – she can connect you!