About Kathy Durbin

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Hampton Roads Virginia Beach area real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Gloucester or Newport News, please contact me.


Kathy Durbin Realtor, ABR, CDPE

Kathy Durbin, the daughter of a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer and married to a retired United States Marine Lieutenant Colonel for 37 years, is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.

Kathy began buying and selling real estate in 1974 when she and her husband, Phil purchased their first home. Buying and selling real estate throughout the United States during Phil’s 32 year career, Kathy also worked as the Tickets & Tours/Marketing Director for the military Morale Welfare & Recreation programs.

After moving to the Virginia Beach area to be near family, Kathy began helping others buy and sell real estate. Sensitive to the needs of both buyers and sellers, Kathy specializes in residential sales and takes great pride in helping others navigate through what is often the largest transaction of their lives.

Kathy, a certified Realtor, has earned her Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation and is currently in the process of obtaining her GRI Designation, with plans to obtain her Brokers license next year.

Obtaining the honor of being awarded the Williams Team Top Sales Agent in 2006 and awarded the Individual Top Sales Associate in 2007, 2008, 2009 with multi-million dollars in closed sales, Kathy is proud to have helped her clients realize the American Dream of home ownership.

Kathy graduated from Alpha Omega School of Real Estate. Kathy is a member of Hampton Roads Realtor Association, Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Information Network and the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of The National Association of Realtors.

As an affiliate with the Homes For Heroes Program, Kathy is proud to provide extraordinary savings to our local Heroes, military, firefighters, police officers, nurses, teachers and others whom provide extraordinary services to our community every day.

Kathy is a member of the Supreme Women’s Auxiliary to the Military Order of the Cootie and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Kathy volunteers her time with the Ladies Auxiliary as the District Voice of Democracy Chairman and the District Patriotic Art Chairman. Kathy also volunteers her time as the Social Committee Chairman and Publicity Chairman for the Sawyers Mill Home Owners Association.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband Phil, their family and the many wonderful friends they have met throughout the country.