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Originally from San Diego, I moved to Coastal Virginia area in the late 90's. Unlike so many people I meet who don't like the weather here; I love it! I love the seasons, that we get just enough snow to have a few days off every winter and build a snowman, and the hot summers full of perfect beach days! I love the ocean and the close proximity to Washington DC and so much more than that. People often ask me how I ever left San Diego, but the truth is, I have never looked back. 

I had an interest in real estate from a very young age. I'm naturally a relationship person so getting to pair making a living with helping people elevate their lifestyle and make one of the most important decisions of their lifetime feels like a true win-win. 

As far as I'm concerned, real estate is a job I never plan to retire from!

Catalina Hernandez - VA & NC Realtor/Habla Español
Licensing: Foreign Languages(s): Spanish

Real estate agent, military spouse, graphic designer and proud mother of two. Dedicated to help my clients reach their real estate goals and dreams.

Karian Martinez - VA & NC Realtor/Habla Español

There is nothing more gratifying than to see my client’s dreams come true. This was the biggest part of my “Why” when I decided to become a Realtor. As a wife and military spouse of seventeen (17) years and mother of two (2) boys, I know the unique challenges that come with buying and selling homes. I am dedicated and passionate about ensuring that the process of selling or buying a house is a stress free and pleasant process. My family and I live and work in North Carolina and Virginia, so it was an obvious choice to become licensed in both states so that I can provide service to my clients where they work, live and play! As a transplant from Puerto Rico I am fluent in both English and Spanish, which allows me to reach a greater demographic and impact communities within our area that have gone without a voice in the market. Throughout my many moves with the military, I have been able to obtain my B.A. in Advertising along with an M.A. in Business Administration. My education, dedication, passion and perseverance coupled with a heart towards service and leadership allows me to provide an experience for my clients that is incomparable. My goal is to make, what can often be a very stressful process, a very smooth, exciting and happy memory. Being a part of making your real estate goals a reality is what I do and I pride myself on doing it with excellence. No dream is too big or too small and I love being a partner in this endeavor. Let’s go Vertical together!

Hi I’m Jackie Schuette of Vertical Real Estate. I am originally from California where I went to college to get my nursing degree.  I loved working as a nurse, but always had a passion for Real Estate, so I went back to school and became a Real Estate Agent.  I feel so blessed to have found a wonderful team to work with here at Vertical Real Estate.  I would love to help you find the perfect dream home, investment or help you sell your current home.  


Being a military wife I have lived and owned homes in many states.  I have been in Chesapeake for over a decade and I know the area extremely well.  I have experience in owning and self-managing long term rental properties and weekly vacation rentals at the Ocean Front.  I am looking forward to helping you with any of your real estate needs!

Brooke Mora - NC Broker/VA Realtor
Licensing: VA Realtor/NC Broker

Hello, My name is Brooke Mora and I want to thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about me and what I have to offer you when it comes to your real estate needs.  I have called Coastal Virginia, or more specifically, Chesapeake, Virginia, my home for almost a decade.Taking a leap of faith and relocating from rural Pennsylvania became a great move for my family and I.

I started up a small business in Norfolk, which was successful and rewarding and from there moved on to study Professional Appraisal Practice in Real Estate. I then took it one step further and became a Realtor shortly thereafter and haven't looked back since!  I am dual licensed in VA and NC so I have the flexibility of helping my clients buy or sell in either state. 

 I love being a Realtor andam so fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team of professionals who's number one goal is to help families and individuals achieve their dream of home ownership. I care about my clients and will do so with honesty, loyalty and 100% commitment. That is what I bring to real estate and I do so out of a passion for my job and the people I work for.

If you are a seller looking to move on, I willaggressively market your home using the latest technology. Whether you are a seller, first time buyer, or seasoned investor, I will negotiate the best terms and conditions on your behalf with the least amount of time and inconvenience to you, keeping you informed every step of the way. My job is to guide you through a real estate transaction that you will be satisfied with. I want your repeat business and referrals for years to come!

“They say that buying a house is the largest and most stressful purchase you’ll ever make in your life. Although I cannot argue that this will be one of your largest purchases, my job, as your agent, will be to take as much of the stress away as possible and make your home buying experience an exciting adventure for you!

A little about myself, I was born and raised in the Cocoa Beach area of Florida. My husband is in the Navy, and when found out we were moving to Virginia Beach, we were excited and nervous! Moving here is one of the best things that has happened in my life! We have been here since 2013 and plan to stay! My favorite feature of this area is the change of seasons. We have three sons, I’m a classic boy mom! Lots of baseball days and taekwondo nights!

I cannot wait to meet you and work with you to find your amazing new home!”

I LOVE what I do! I LOVE what I do! I LOVE what I do!

Have I mentioned how much I love what I do? Everyday I wake up with a grateful heart for all the abundant blessings in my life and one of the biggest joys I have, first being a wife and mother, is being a Realtor in Hampton Roads. This is my hometown and where I choose to make a difference every day in any way I can. Having the privilege to serve and share my knowledge, passion and affection for all that our area has to offer is something that can not be purchased. This isn’t a job, this is a calling.

Customer Service, Community and Business are three (3) areas in which I excel. My heart to serve others is what lead me into my career in Real Estate. While obtaining my B.A. in Business Marketing at Old Dominion University, I held positions in upper level sales management, while also running a community center. As a Realtor I have a cohesive marriage of service, community and business that allows me to influence people and the local area on a much larger scale than I ever could have ever imagined.

I partner with each of my clients. I am committed to the highest level of service. I am committed to meeting and exceeding needs and expectations. I am committed to your goals. I am committed to your dreams. I am committed to bringing my best and serving you with the same passion and fire that I bring to every aspect of my life.

It is my honor and my duty to bring exceptional professionalism, expertise, market knowledge, negotiation power and leave you with an understanding of what going Vertical is.

I LOVE what I do and I LOVE doing it with you!

I am passionate about advocating on my clients' behalf on their unique needs, finances, and real estate goals. With my business background and talent for marketing and sales, I provide tremendous value to my clients. 

As a Military spouse for almost twenty years and with ten cross country moves, I know first hand the complexities of relocating to a new area. I will guide you through every step of buying or selling your home transaction. If being a landlord is something you want to explore, I have decades of experience and can share valuable insights.

Your transaction will be guided by my professional expertise and personal business ethics adheres with honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. I will always advise in YOUR best interest. I follow the Golden Rule!  I am ready to serve you with the selling your current home or buying your new home! 

Growing up in Hampton Roads with a lender father and agent mother, I'm a passionate product of my environment. Watching my hometown grow and expand was an amazing benefit for someone in my position. While I spent the majority of my life in Virginia Beach, I now live in North Eastern North Carolina and service clients in both states as our areas and industries continue to grown and merge. So many people in our area aren't from here because we are so transient, there are the few that fall in love and stay for extended periods of time but for me this is home and nothing else feels the same. I love that we enjoy all four seasons, that we came from so little and grew to so much, I love our rich history and that we are the true heartbeat of our nation's military, I love that beautiful beaches are a staple necessity of our daily lives and that we are the perfect middle ground between the business of the North and the party of the South. I've enjoyed watching our area explode over the course of my life, I feel like the Seven Cities real estate industry and I grew up together as siblings and I wouldn't want to sell anywhere else. Being a 2nd generation agent, it's just feels like part of who I am and a natural part of my identity. I have a unique perspective and ability to read the markets pulse because of my history here and in our industry and I really enjoy sharing that advantage with my clients as we navigate some of the biggest transactions, investments and relocations of their lives. I'm very lucky to be doing exactly what I was meant to do and I can't wait to work with you! 

The experience I had with my Realtors after I sold my first home, was the match that ignited the passion I have carried for all things HOME. My experience superseded every expectation that I had. 

Now that I am a Realtor, I know that the same level of patience, service and dedication that I received are all things that I get to bring to each client transaction.

Every house has the potential to be a home and that takes an expert with vision. When my clients looking for new construction need a second opinion on finishes, a first time home buyer wants decorating and organization advice, an investor is looking for a steal of a deal or a seller needs to know the best strategy as to how to how to get their house sold, I bring superior negotiating skills, market knowledge, attention to detail and vison that takes each interaction Vertical.  

I have heard that big things come in small packages and I know that this proves true with my level of service, dedication, perseverance, vision and tenacity. 

It is always my intention to leave each client feeling the exact same way I felt after I sold my house. Satisfied, Expectations Exceeded and the opportunity for you to know what Making your Next move Vertical feels like!

Nicole Thomas - VA & NC Realtor

Being a successful Realtor and sitting at the head of the “The Vertical Dream Team” is a dream come true for a dream I didn’t realize I carried within me until it happened. Now I can’t imagine life any other way and I continue to work towards bringing, Leadership, Service, Commitment, Hard Work, Family, Dedication, Patriotism and New Beginnings, the guiding principles in my life and my business, to everything I do. 

“Just a small-town girl…” from a tiny little town in Oklahoma, went to college at the University of Central Oklahoma, met the love of her life, married him on New Years Eve 2005 and moved across the country to Virginia Beach, Virginia in March 2006. Why Virginia? The same reason most people move to Virginia, military, service, duty, country, sacrifice. Two (2) beautiful children, 11 and 4, numerous deployments, including an unaccompanied two (2) year tour in Japan, and you find this small-town girl from Oklahoma calling Virginia home with no plans of ever leaving. 

Invested and committed is what I often hear from clients when I ask them for feedback. Working with clients requires a level of partnership that allows me to naturally invest into the completion of your real estate needs, wants and desires. Buying or Selling a home requires a committed, knowledgeable expert that will stand firm in negotiations, anticipate challenges, inform you on current market trends and give you a no nonsense, direct expectation of the outcome.

What does all of this mean to you? That buying or selling, no matter the situation, you have a professional expert with guiding principals in your corner, walking with you towards your real estate goals. Leadership doesn’t stop at guiding a team to success. Leadership means you guide everyone you are partnered with to success. 

The two pieces of advice for real estate everyone hears are "location, location, location" and "know somebody." I have lived or worked in every one of Tidewater's 7 cities so I know all the locations and know a lot of somebodies. I want to get to know you too so I can help you with all your real estate needs but first you can get to know a little about me.

I was born and raised in Norfolk and graduated from Granby High and Old Dominion University. I have over 15 years of experience in customer service that included experience in management and negotiation. The trifecta of a promotion, new orders for my wife (naval officer), and the allure of the capital pulled me away to northern Virginia/DC for a few years but when it was time to settle down and start a family coming back down home was the only option. After a short time off for our first born I turned my attention back to my career and real estate and haven't looked back yet.

After being personally involved in multiple real estate transactions as a customer, I understood the value an agent can bring to a client and how positively they can influence the transaction experience. I wanted to be this positive influence and quickly found I had a passion for helping people find houses to turn into homes. I believe trust is earned and it is my job to provide value to my client if I want their trust.

For most people buying property is the single largest purchase they will make in their lifetime and the cornerstone for their families wealth building. I treat each transaction with the care and detail I would expect if it was my own family.

Having a heart and deep desire to serve has been a lifelong thread. This thread has connected me to our local Hampton Roads community since the day I arrived in Norfolk at my first duty station with the United States Navy, and has continued over the last fifteen (15) years as a local Realtor. I now serve as the Principal Broker at Vertical Real Estate and sit at the head of a successful and thriving brokerage, where I both guide and manage the agents and work daily with clients. 

I believe that every opportunity to serve is an opportunity to meet someone on the precipice of making a dream come true and achieving a goal. I believe in partnership with my clients and as a real estate expert; local market trends, partnership with local professionals, community knowledge combined with years of experience and my passion for service are some of what I bring to each interaction. I believe that its my job and my duty to make each closing seamless and enjoyable. I carry the load and ensure that the T’s are crossed, and the I’s are dotted. 

Working with buyers and sellers allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of what market demand requires for each unique need. Negotiations, for both buyers and sellers require expertise, knowledge and confidence.  My confidence is built upon my years in the business, my faith and my guiding principles. I know that a win/win is best for all parties involved. I know that I will negotiate top dollar. I know that whatever your real estate needs and desires are, I will help you Elevate every move you make to serve you with integrity thru faith. 

Mike and Shannon live in Suffolk Virginia with their two boys, Dominic (12) and Daniel (8). Their son Collin (29) lives in South Florida and we have two children celebrating eternity in Heaven. 


Mike has 30 years of entrepreneurial and senior leadership experience and is a Servant Leader.  Mike previously worked as a Realtor in Hampton Roads for ten years and has decided to return to the business. As part of the Vertical team, my mission is to glorify God by conducting my relationships with the highest level of integrity and doing what I say I will. 


I know the Hampton Roads area very well and stay on top of latest market trends to give you the best service. I am also a former law enforcement officer and firefighter/medic.

Ricky Sabogal - Realtor/Habla Español

Hi!  My name is Ricky and I want to help you achieve your goals!  If that is buying your first home, selling your home and buying your dream home, or buying an investment property and starting your investment portfolio, I can help!

The home buying process is not just showing you homes, it starts with the financing.  I help guide my clients through the whole process, and ensure they make an informed decision when making one of the biggest investments of their life.  I am an active investor in Hampton Roads and work with many investors in finding the right property to fix and flip, rent, or multi-family homes to start their investment portfolio.  

When not selling or buying real estate, which is rare, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two amazing daughters.  If you see us around town at a tee-ball game, soccer game, dance recital or at a grocery store, please say hello, I love talking to our neighbors!

Tara is filled with energy, integrity and creativity. She will use all of her experience in many real estate fields to represent your interest with passion.  Raised in a historical community in North East Ohio, her love of architecture and restoration began at a very early age. Her interest in home remodeling leads her to become co-owner of a successful construction business in her home town. She began her career in real estate as a property manager in the vacation rental market after moving to the Outer Banks in 2004. Her transition to real estate sales was a natural progression which leads her back to her passion for houses. She can now help others realize their dreams by doing what she loves passionately.  

Tara is devoted to her family which includes her husband Kelly who is also a real estate broker, her son Zane who is the youngest of 4 children, and several beloved pets. She is an athlete by nature and loves shooting hoops, playing soccer, jogging, riding bikes and hiking. She also loves sitting on the beach watching her husband and son body board. You can find her serving meals to the community youth each week at a local church ministry. She understands a home is a place to rest and enjoy the fruits of life. As your agent she will use her 20 years of experience in the building, rental and sales industries to help you with all aspects of your real estate transaction.

Hello! My Name is Natashia DeLong and I am a  licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia. I was born and raised in Kansas. In 2009, I enlisted in the United States Navy. My husband and I have four beautiful children; two daughters, and twin boys and have lived in the Hampton Roads area ever since. Ten years later I am changing my career path from active duty Navy to a Real Estate Agent. 

While living in the Hampton Roads area my husband and I have bought and sold numerous times. This process can appear stressful but having gone through it numerous times, as the buyer and the seller, allows me to make your experience flawless. These moments are what motivated me to put my passion for helping others into a career; where I can make your home buying dreams come true.  While looking at houses, I see the potential of turning it into someones home. I want to help you find your home while providing a smooth, stressfree experience.

Excited and blessed to be working with Vertical Real Estate, let me help you turn your dreams into a reality!

As a Navy wife and mother of three, I understand the value of a dollar and am here to find you the best suited home within your budget. Real Estate and home design have always been a passion of mine. For fun as a child I would go look at open houses with my parents every weekend they would let me. I have since received my bachelor's in Interior Design and gained a great amount of experience as a professional Home Stager. So if you are looking to list your home I will work hard to ramp up your home's appeal to most efficiently sell your home. So don't wait, contact me today for a fun and smooth home buying/selling experience!

Renee is a licensed Real Estate professional in the State of Virginia.  Previous to getting her license Renee worked in the Sales and Marketing Arena for over 20 years.  After her 1993 graduation from Juniata College in Huntingdon PA, Renee took her first job in Sales with Prudential Securities.  From there she moved to the city, Pittsburgh, to pursue her dreams of moving up in the business world.  As a Marketing Sales Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Times, Renee learned how to negotiate and create value for her customers on a daily basis.   

At this point in her life, Renee was called by the beach!  In 1996, VA Beach, VA became her home and her career advancement continued.  Renee became the youngest director at Atlantic Bank.  She headed up the Marketing and Sales departments. 

In 2001 Renee married her husband Steve. Steve was a young military officer at that time and that is when life changed quite a bit for her.  After having her first son, the military decided it was time for this little family to move to Connecticut.  Renee and Steve went on to have three boys in 3 years, Ben, Kyle and Will. 

The military kindly moved the Mongold family back to Hampton Roads in 2005.  It was at this time that Renee started her own business; a pottery and art studio in Chesapeake called Potts N Paints.  After three successful years of business ownership the call of the military came again.  She sold her business and her family of 5 moved to Amelia Island Florida.   While in Florida the Mongolds added another son.  This time the call was to China and Joshua Song Mongold became the newest member of the family in 2010.  Renee Spent her free time in Florida working with Social Services Child and Family Welfare. 

Now a family of 6, the US Military called the Mongolds back to Hampton Roads yet again!  And this is where they will stay for the long haul.  Renee began teaching in the Chesapeake School System upon their return and spent the past few years loving her job as a teacher.   

Through all the chapters of her life, the passion for buying and selling homes remained in the forefront of her mind.  She knew that as soon as her kids were old enough for her to embark on a demanding career, that real estate was the dream she was driving toward.  Ben is now 16, Kyle 15, Will 13 and Josh 11.  Renee's husband has found his final resting spot and now it is time to take all of her years of life experience and turn it into the career she has been waiting for! 

Renee is educated in the financial arena, she is an expert negotiator, possesses tremendous business savvy and has a tireless work ethic that will assure her customers reach their dreams!

Sarah McGroarty - VA & NC Realtor

I went ALL in when I made the decision to become a Realtor. My passion for building community, family, home and investing in your future, is truly what motivates me everyday to bring my very best to all that I do in my business and how I live my life. 

As a transplant from the mountains of Northern Virginia, I made the move to the area when I attended college at Norfolk’s own, Old Dominion University (ODU) where I went on to receive my B.S. in Psychology. As a child of entrepreneurs who instilled the core values of hard work, service, community and a hilarious sense of humor, I took my fifteen (15) years of customer service and sales experience, coupled with my core values and cannonballed into the world of all that is Real Estate. 

Each client has different needs, different goals, different end games and each client gets everything I have to ensure that they walk away knowing they had the very best when they achieved their results. Every client walks away knowing that partnering together was the most effective and positive experience they could have hoped for. 

Going the extra mile is something that comes natural for me when working with clients and my goal is to leave you so satisfied that not only will you refer all of your friends and family, you will continue to trust me with the privilege of being your partner in real estate for life. 

Virginia, Virginia, Virginia my love, my home, my heart, my soul and my passion. Can you tell that I love where I get to live? It makes my heart go boom, boom. As a child who comes from a long line of military service, I am sure that Virginia being my home comes as no surprise, however Coastal Virginia is the home of my choice, my heart and where I decided to grow roots, and those roots are growing deep and strong. 

Being a Realtor was never an obvious choice to me. I really believed I would either be a therapist or an attorney. I have heard it said that being a Realtor is like being a little bit of both. I get to take my quick thinking, life wisdom, tough negotiating skills, passion for setting and achieving goals, a gigantic heart for service and being a part of making dreams a reality, the best way to live life. Real Estate is not just a job, not just a career, it’s part of the fabric that makes my life. 

I have been in and around Real Estate since 2001. Starting in title and escrow closings, to foreclosures and later property litigation, I have been involved in ALL thing’s Real Estate for the past 19 years. I bring a well-rounded knowledge base, professional and fun attitude, along with a fierce tenacity to serve my clients and get them towards their Real Estate dreams. 

Buying or Selling I give it my all to ELEVATE each move you make! Together we will Get It Done!

Being a Realtor was a something that I never saw as a part of my life plan, however being an Entrepreneur is something that has always come naturally to a man such as myself. From owning a catering service (Up in Smoke Catering) And a customization company (APWCustoms). I see an opportunity in every circumstance, every problem, every open door. Real Estate allows me to take my natural abilities as a problem solver, out of the box thinker and opportunity hunter to a level that affords me the privilege to serve my community with Vertical Real Estate and Avant L.L.C.

As a husband and father, my desire is to be strong leader and to pave a way for my children to have an opportunity to walk into a legacy of a servant heart lead business. As a club brother (and the sgt@arms), in a motorcycle club “Clutch and Burn” a 99% club, it is my duty as one of the leaders to believe and uphold the vision of the club, be the best and to be in position for success. We do a lot for the community: From feeding the homeless and charity events giving away clothes and coats. This is the fuel that pushes me to be the very best I can be in each relationship I have with my Real Estate clients. The level of commitment and dedication I bring is unparalleled. Many have a dream of home ownership and my goal everyday is to bring that dream into reality. I have a couple of products that will help you achieve your dream! My Credit Education/Repair services can get you to the level of home ownership and help you with the knowledge to keep, and to grow your credit!

My mission is to show you that you can take your dream Vertical. Your vision of a house will become the reality of a home. From selling your home to re-locate, upgrade or downsize will be seamless process with an expert professional on your team and whatever steps necessary to achieve your Real Estate goals will be accomplished with me as your Realtor and partner.

There is a reason my nickname is Vertical Vernon! Let’s go Vertical together!





When you hire me as your Realtor, that is what you get-Paul. My mission is to provide outstanding efficient service to each and every one of my clients, whether you are looking to purchase, sell, or rent. I am an independent agent so when you call me you get me not an assistant. 

I am originally from Chicago, Il but have lived in Virginia Beach for over 20 years.  My wife and I have raised 4 children here in Tidewater including triplets. I have 7 children total including a set of twins and another daughter from a previous marriage that liv in the Detroit, Mi suburbs. 

 I have a background in financial counseling and investment services. I teach the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University” class at my church twice a year and am also a Certified financial Coach . 

I have been actively involved in the community as a past PTA President, High School Band Parent Assn President  as well as currently  helping others as a Virginia Beach Town Center Lions Club Member. I carry over the Lions Club motto "We Serve" to my professional career as a Realtor. 

Communication with each other throughout the process is vital to a smooth transaction and when you hire me as your Realtor, you will not get a secretary or assistant: you will deal directly with me always. My goal for you is to make the home buying or home selling process as smooth as possible for you by utilizing the most advanced tools and technology available  

   If you would like to set up an initial buyer or seller educational consultation which is at no obligation and is informative in nature, please contact me at 757-735-2741. 

Hey, I'm Micah!

I'm a native of Castle Rock, Colorado. I moved to the Hampton Roads at the beginning of 2014 for a duty assignment in the navy. Like many of the service members who move to the area, I've found that there are a lot of opportunities here, and I'm excited to be able to share my active duty perspective with potential future clients; both military and non-military.

While I still have five years left in the navy before retirement, I believe it's essential to plan for the future. Real estate is an exciting and interesting career. A mentor of mine (also a REALTOR® in Denver) gave me a great piece of wisdom: "Believe in the vision of clients and customers and, in turn, they'll believe in your ability to make their vision a reality."

Homes are generally the largest asset individuals and families buy or sell, and they're meant to be carefully evaluated for the benefit of the buyer and seller. Because of this, my mission is focused on integrity in the process, professionalism, and always complete honesty.

Vertical Real Estate is my dream job. Not only are the people great and knowledgable, but teamwork shines in the smiles of the firm's customers' faces. Everyone here has everyone's back, and that's the team our customers deserve.