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Welcome to the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia!

Our area is rich with military bases, beaches, the Chesapeake Bay, water activities, seafood, history, colleges and universities, and so much more! Some of the localities you maybe relocating to are Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, York County, Smithfield or Isle of Wight County, Suffolk, Gloucester, Williamsburg, or James City County. Wherever the location might be, I will be able to help you. If I can't help you directly, I am connected a referral source of other very wonderful REALTORs!

Currently, I am fortunate enough to hold the position of Managing Broker of the Coldwell Banker Traditions - Peninsula office. I enjoy helping our agents become better at helping YOU with your real estate needs. In addition, I am also still working with clients, helping them buy and/or sell their properties!

I have lived on the Peninsula off and on for many years, so I am very familiar with the area. I have been licensed since 2005. During that time, I have seen many different economic cycles, each one requiring a different skill set. I have also become very involved in our local REALTOR association, taking on many leadership roles. All of these positions help in becoming more knowledgeable and connected in the community.

And, of course, like most of my colleagues, I am and have been involved in many other civic organizations - from being a PTA volunteer to a Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer to Chairman of our local Peninsula Youth Orchestra.

Bottom line, just know that if you just need to chat, work up a strategy, understand the process of buying or selling, or just want to hear your thoughts out loud -- you can call, text or emai me anytime! If nothing, I am good listener and I will respons to YOUR needs, not talk about mine!

My direct cell number is 757.598.1232 or email me at sandra(at)sandrahood(dotted)com

I look forward to meeting you!

My Client Reviews


Sherri W.
Sherri gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Sandra was a joy to work with. She made the home buying process as painless as it could be. From the initial house showing to the accepted contact was 24 hours and we closed in 6 weeks. She gave us wonderful professionals to work with for the home inspection et al. I highly recommend Sandra to any home buyer or seller. She gets the job done!!!


Ben L.
Ben gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Sandra is an absolutely wonderful agent! She helped my wife and I through every step of the home-buying process, offering on-point advice and insight. She found our dream house for us, and we are so grateful. She'll be getting a Christmas card from us for years to come!

nancy m.
nancy gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
I felt Sandra's experienced hand at every step through the process of our searching for a home. She gave us very helpful support by her patience, open to our ideas, always opened the doors to the homes we wanted to see, and stepped in at the right moments for good advice and good humor. We found the perfect home for us after looking at many neighborhoods. Thank you Sandra, we felt fortunate the entire time to have you on our side.

Alberto R.
Alberto gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
The best one!! I highly recommend her as your future real state agent.


Kevin C.
Kevin gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
The most responsive, dedicated, and professional realtor I have ever have the pleasure of working with in the last 20 years. Sandra embodies everything that we needed in a dedicated realtor. Sandra understood the importance of trust and communication while working with military service members living away and abroad. Her unwavering work ethic gave us the peace of mind to know that our best interest was at the forefront of everything and every decision she made. Just an absolutely phenomenal realtor.

Response from Sandra
Thank you, Kevin & Julie - I'm truly humbled by your comments! It was my pleasure to serve you!

Christopher B.
Christopher gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Mrs. Hood was wonderful to work with. She took the time to hear our needs and was patient as we looked over a number of homes before we found the one. Always pleasant, Sandra worked diligently to find my fiancee and a lovely townhouse in a desirable area. Furthermore, she worked to ensure our happiness and satisfactory was paramount when working out the deal. If you are in need of an awesome agent, Sandra is your woman!
Response from Sandra
Thank you, Chris! It was my pleasure to help you find your fiancee & townhome! 😉

Jennifer V.
Jennifer gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Sandra worked very hard to help us find a rental house. She is approachable and very knowledgeable of the area. I'd recommend her to anyone needing realtor services.

Response from Sandra 04/07/17
Thank you, Jennifer! And, it was my pleasure to refer you to a great Realtor that helped you find your new home in your location! All the best! Sandra

Dee C.
Dee gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
I have know Sandra for many years and she is a person of excellent character. She is honest, educated and genuine. It is a pleasure to know her.

Response from Sandra
Thank you, Dee! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Sandra

Alexandria W.
Alexandria gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Sandra has been amazing throughout our home buying process! As first time home buyers, we came with a lot of questions! Sandra was very knowledgeable and patient with us! We appreciate her so much on finding us our first home together! We are so thankful she was referred to us!

Response from Sandra
Thank you, Alex & Keenan. Your new home is super cute! See you soon! Sandra

Sarah P.
Sarah gave Sandra 5 stars out of 5
Sandra was so good to my husband and I. She really listened to everything we wanted in our first home. We appreciated Sandra's understanding of our area and her knowledge of the homes we viewed and how they're built. We had a fantastic first-time-home-buying experience and highly recommend Sandra.

Response from Sandra
Thank you, Sarah! I enjoyed it & I'm glad we finally found the perfect first home for you two! Sandra

My Experience

  • Call me for help with your Military Move!
  • With Digital support, it's so easy to buy or sell property remotely. Call me for Relocation information!
  • Hampton Roads is a GREAT place to Retire!! Let's get together and discuss your Retirement housing options!
  • House won't sell and you're considering renting it temporarily. I can help you with that!
  • For whatever reason, you have decided to rent. I will help you find a rental.
  • What type of investor are you? "Buy & Hold" "Flip" ? I've worked with both & I am here to help you with your property investment purchases!
  • I love working with First-Time Homebuyers! Call me if you think you're ready to make the plunge into homeownership!
  • Saving money through Energy Efficiency is REAL!! Call me to find out if a home you're looking at is "GREEN"!

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker Traditions - Peninsula
  • President, Coastal VA Network, Women's Council of REALTORS
  • Treasurer, Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS
  • 2015 VPAR REALTOR of the Year
  • 2016 Virginia REALTORS Honor Society Member
  • Certified Relocation Expert
  • Military Relocation Professional (MRP) - A designation designed to improve my skills with Military Moves!

My Community Involvement

  • Peninsula Youth Orchestra
  • American Red Cross - Disaster Services
  • Flute Frenzy - Flute Choir
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Real Estate is my profession. I have lived in Williamsburg for 31 years and forged many wonderful professional and personal relationships. Staying active in my community has provided personal fulfillment, specifically engaging the students of my Kiwanis sponsored "Builders Club" at Toano Middle School which keeps this ole man grounded and in touch. Staying active in the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club (Past President 2014-15), Moose Lodge, Micro tour golf group, Meals on Wheels and Salvation Army allows me to call my community my office.

As a military veteran, I feel my business evolution began while serving 8 years in the Army (Captain), learning such skills as task, resource and time management. Along with the experience of owning and operating 3 hotels with my wife, I recognized the importance of listening, problem solving and focusing on priorities.

My approach is simple: I work hard, I work smart and I work honest; with the best part being, I work for YOU!

Proud to say I have been married for 34 years with 28 year old twins; my family relationship makes me feel successful allowing everything else fall into place. I am a down to earth person and a businessman who has chosen Real Estate as my business.

In addition to Coldwell Banker's training and powerful marketing platform, my clients get me as their Real Estate liaison. Sharing what I know and recognizing what I do not know allows US to stay 2-steps ahead during the transaction. Although Buying or Selling a home is a business transaction, it sure is nice to have a Realtor you feel comfortable with as we reach our goals. And it is okay to have some fun along the way. CERTIFICATIONS: Military Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyers Representative, Seller Representative Specialist.


Mike B.
Mike gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve Ewell has handled the sales and purchases of several properties for our family over the past few years. Steve is always quick to assist, answers questions and do the leg work needed to complete any real estate transaction. He is the ultimate professional and I have often recommended him to others looking for a real estate agent.

Ann E.
Ann gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve is so easy to work with. He has a natural ability to make purchasing a home seamless; his knowledge, responsiveness and follow through sets him apart. If you are looking for a Realtor, contact Steve.


Mark S.
Mark gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
May wife and I worked with Steve Ewell to purchase our first home and really can't say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings and weekends over a course of several months). He answered every question, explained every form and every part of the process clearly. Steve made it as painless and straightforward as possible...We highly recommend Steve Ewell!!

Joan P.
Joan gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve has always gotten me the in formation I need. He is always quick and prompt.

Mark P.
Mark gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve listens and asks good questions. He really knows this area and located homes that fit our requirements for us to review. He has a ton of energy and worked very hard. I recommend Steve to everyone and would never think of using anyone else!!

Paige R.
Paige gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve is awesome! Super friendly, professional, and hard-working. Great communication. He will get the job done and make sure you're satisfied with everything. He made the process of purchasing a home for the first time painless.

Lois W.
Lois gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve is very personable and down to earth. He was a pleasure to work with and always followed up with texts and phone calls. He followed through with any suggestions we had and we never felt pressured in anyway. Steve was always courteous and respectful, and we will continue to recommend him if the opportunity arises.

James E.
James gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Professional and knowledgeable. Steve walked us through buying our first home, making a big decision easy and effortless. We would recommend his services to anyone with the utmost confidence he would do right by them as he did for us.

Todd H.
Todd gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable, prompt and courteous.

Keith E.
Keith gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
What a thoughtful and hard working agent!!! He goes the extra mile to make what can be a frightful experience, pleasurable. His insight to the properties he shows and it's potential is remarkable. He knows people and how to help/deal with them in a way which makes you feel like family. P.S. - Steve, thanks for sharing your knowledge of the area golf courses with me.

Jillian E.
Jillian gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve worked hard to find us the perfect house in a great area of Richmond. He listened to our needs, paid attention to our budget and was always timely in his responses. As a first time home buyer, Steve made us feel well supported through the entire home buying process.

Sophia H.
Sophia gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve was instrumental with assisting our local chapter of the Salvation Army to find a permanent home and purchasing the old VA Gazette Building. We cannot thank him enough for all of his time and resources put into this project.

Terri G.
Terri gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve is passionate about real estate and he goes above and beyond to exceed his clients' expectations.


Amy E.
Amy gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve was great to work with in purchasing our land. He was quick to reply to our never ending questions and was a wealth of information. Steve was there for us every step of the way through closing.

Marley D.
Marley gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve was very helpful in my home buying process. Some realtors can be "pushy", but not Steve. He was not satisfied until I was, and worked very hard to get us both there. He was available any time i needed him, even working late into the night and on the weekends. Since this was my first home buying experience, naturally I had many questions. Steve was very patient and understanding through this, and I commend him for that as I can be rather picky at times. His responsiveness was top notch, and he communicates very well. I would recommend Steve 100% and will be using him again in a few years for my next home purchase. If you are in the market to buy or sell, don't hesitate to call Steve!


George M.
George gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Our home was a challenge to sell. The home itself was beautiful, but the terrain of the home proved to be the challenge. Steve coached us to remain positive and patient, while providing us activity reports on the various websites. We persevered and sold our house, thank you Steve. Always positive, informative and never pushy. S&B

Previous review from George M.
George gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
Steve was wonderful to work with. Our new home included an adjacent parcel of land, which made the financing challenging. Step by step, he worked between the lender and us and made this happen. Friendly and courteous, he kept an eye out for our best well being. K&T

Previous review from George M. 04/26/16
George gave Steve 5 stars out of 5
We were first time home buyers, Steve consistently informed us of our next step and provided options along the way. There was never pressure, only patience throughout our 11 month search. We were very fortunate to have him as our Realtor. B&R

My Experience

  • Captain US Army, Chemical Corp
  • Williamsburg Residential Homes and Commercial Properties
  • Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR
  • Lot & Land, if looking to build
  • First Time Buyers benefit from Process Review and Resources provided
  • Chamber of Commerce Williamsburg Golf Communities

My Credentials and Memberships

  • MRP - Military Relocation Professional
  • ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative
  • SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Virginia Association of Realtors Member
  • Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors Member
  • Executive Board of Greater Williamsburg Tourism
  • Information Center Board of Directors Kiwanis Club
  • Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

My Community Involvement

  • William & Mary Quarterback Club
  • Active in Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance
  • Member Williamsburg Moose Lodge 757 Member
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Kiwanis Club of Toano (Past President)
  • Meals on Wheels Advisory Board