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Mission Statement

We are committed to:

- Placing the Client First.

- Conducting Business with Integrity.

- Respecting the Individual

- To Provide Superior Real Estate Services for our Clients and Customers.

- To Create Superior Career Opportunities for our Associates.

- To Achieve Reasonable Profits for our Company While Being Fair to All.


Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Properties, Inc., a locally owned and operated real estate firm, specializes in fine homes and historic properties throughout North Alabama. They also handle special smaller homes and commercial properties in the downtown and central city areas. V V & W was established in Huntsville, Alabama in October of 1985 to serve the needs of Huntsville/Madison County's unique historic and space age community.

The two principals of the firm have more than 42 years of real estate experience between them, and with the entrance of two of their three daughters into the firm as REALTORS , professional service has now extended into the second generation of the family within the business. The founders have ties to the earliest business life of the community dating to the 1810's , as well as to the space age growth of the 1960's. They are committed to leading V V & W into service of the community now and in the 21st century.

V V & W's carefully selected and trained staff of full time licensed sales associates are experts in matching the individual requirements of sellers and purchasers and are dedicated to giving quality personalized service. Known for their confidentiality, integrity, and performance, the staff are active as volunteers and professionals in building a better community for the people of the Tennessee Valley.

The active Relocation Department provides sales and support for individuals moving into and out of the Tennessee Valley as well as large and small corporate transfers. Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson offers personalized service to meet each client's special needs.


National Association of REALTORS ®
Alabama Association of REALTORS ®
Huntsville Board of REALTORS
Huntsville Multiple Listing Service
Recognized by Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Historic Real Estate Program, charter member
Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association
Chamber of Commerce - Huntsville/Madison County
Better Business Bureau of North Alabama


VV&W is well qualified to help you sell your home. Our associates are trained to assist you in pricing, promoting and marketing your home. With an in-depth knowledge of the area, market, and prospective purchasers of the area, our licensed associates are experts in matching your home with a buyer. We give special care to our seller's needs.


VV&W can also help you find your next home. With an in-depth knowledge of the area, our associates are experts in matching you with a home that meets your needs. Our licensed associates are experts in helping put you in touch with your new community and are dedicated to giving you quality personalized service.



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Thank you for coming to visit. Let us introduce our team.

Name: Richard Van Valkenburgh, President/Owner

Awards: Named 2005 Alabama REALTOR of the Year, by the Alabama Association of REALTORS.

Designations: Certified Residential Broker (CRB); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR); Chartered Financial Consultant(ChFC); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Cheers for: Auburn University

Hobbies: Playing electric guitar in a rock 'n roll band

Favorite Author: Napoleon Hill

Favorite Song: Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry

Likes: Selling luxury homes all over north Alabama

Chose Real Estate Career because: Grew up around construction and family building material business

To Conact: richard@vvwrealtor.com or (256) 651-4593

Name: Nancy Wilkinson Van Valkenburgh, Managing Broker/Owner

Designations: Certified Residential Broker (CRB); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Cheers for: Emory-at-Oxford & Auburn University

Hobbies: Historic preservation, Hunsville history, traveling and antiquing

Favorite Author: Shakespeare

Favorite Song: Georgia on My Mind

Likes: Celtic and Appalachian folk songs, museums, seeing people smile

Chose Real Estate Career because: Wanted to find people to help save endangered properties

To Contact: NancyWVanV@aol.com or (256) 539-0505

Name: Gail Fay

Designations: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Cheers for: University of Florida

Hobbies: Reading, travel, history, environmental issues

Favorite Author: Pat Conroy & Charles Dickens

Favorite Song: Classical, 50's & 60's

Likes: New England, the beach, the Rockies, museums

Chose Real Estate Career because: Backed into it and found I liked it

To Contact: gailmfay@aol.com or (256) 656-1431

Name: Sarah Lauren V. Kattos

Designations: Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Cheers for: Birmingham-Southern College

Hobbies: Singing, historic preservation, community & church activities

Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling and classics

Favorite Song: Anything Christmas, Nickel Creek, 60's and 70's harmony groups like Simon and Garfunkel.

Likes: Funny jokes, German chocolate cake, spending time with friends & family

Chose Real Estate Career because: I've been part of VV&W since my parents started the company in 1985. They've shown me how important our work is to the people we serve

To Contact: slvk@comcast.net or (256) 348-2311

Name: Julie Van Valkenburgh Lockwood, Relocation Director

Designations: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).

Cheers for: Birmingham-Southern College

Hobbies: Investing, gardening, volunteering for civic groups and trail running

Favorite Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mary Stewart

Favorite Musicians: Dave Matthews Band, Sting and U2

Likes: Pizza, watching old movies

Chose Real Estate Career because: Ability to work with people from a variety of professional backgrounds, flexible hours, working with family

To Contact: juliejustsells@gmail.com or (256) 797-4028

Name: Libby Smith

Cheers for: University of Alabama

Hobbies: Painting, interior design, civic activities

Favorite Author: Southern writers, John Grisham

Favorite Song: Oldies

Likes: Antiques, shopping on football Saturdays

Chose Real Estate Career because: Of interest in homes, interiors and historic properties

To Contact: libbysmith@knology.net or (256) 509-0469

Name: Sarah Wilkinson Hereford

Cheers for: Florida State University

Hobbies: Historic Preservation, traveling

Favorite Author: Mark Twain

Favorite Song: In the Mood

Likes: Music, particularly Beatles, Beach Boys, Aaron Copland

To Contact:hereford@hiwaay.net

Name: Jan Daly Dorning

Designation: N/A

Cheers for: University of Alabama- Roll Tide!

Hobbies: Traveling with my husband - Blake, Antiquing, Visiting historic houses, gardening, and volunteering with Civic Organizations.

Favorite Author:  I only have time to read at the beach so it would be Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy

Favorite Song: No real favorite but it would have to be Country.

Why I chose Real Estate:  After a career in Banking, I decided to use my knowledge to help people find a place to call HOME!

Likes: Football Saturdays, Long days at the beach, Great Food, Wine and Art, and spending time with Friends and Family. LOVES Alabama Football

To Contact:  jandorning@hotmail.com or (256) 503-7367

Name: Elizabeth Thames Foster

Designations: REALTOR

Cheers for: Alabama

Hobbies: Cooking for my family, running, Crossfit, , reading, volunteering

Favorite Author: Most southern authors;currently Rick Bragg

Favorite Song: It changes daily. I think my parent's generation (60's) had the best music!  Sorry Madonna!

Likes: Traveling with my family, Shopping with my daughter, Sushi, Snowboarding in the Rockies, Running with friends, Entertaining

Chose Real Estate Career because: Real Estate has always been something that I knew that I would enjoy.  I love my home and the family memories that we are making. I grew up in Huntsville and adore our town.  Helping people find their home is a dream job!

Name: Kristian Denis

Designations: Associate Broker, CRS, ABR, Military Relocation Professional,e-PRO

Cheers for: Auburn

Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Writing, Painting

Favorite Author: Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Tom Robbins, John Irving, Ursula K. Le Guin (Obviously, I cannot choose just one!)

Favorite Song: "Over the Hills and Far Away" - Led Zeppelin

Likes: Laughing with my family & friends, learning something new, mid-century modern design, flea markets, road trips with no clear destination

Chose Real Estate Career because: I was an Army brat, growing up mostly in Europe, and moving too many times to count. I understand that need to find your "home"; to find the place that makes your heart sing.

To Contact: kristian.e.denis@gmail.com or (256) 527-9463



Name: Leigh Curtis Bee

Designation: Realtor

Cheers For: Alabama and Auburn, unless my children are around and then it’s Alabama all the way. Both are huge Alabama fans.

Hobbies: Hiking with my dogs, gardening, playing pickleball.

Favorite Author: Don’t really have a favorite author. I’m not a big book reader. I’m more of a research reader. Finding out all I can about whatever particular subject I am into at the time. Anything legal, historical, or real estate oriented.

Favorite Song: I’m a bit of an eclectic listener when it comes to music. I love your classic rock bands like Steve Miller Band, Eagles to Led Zeppelin, Queen or ACDC. I love old R&B like Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin. Old Gospel music and some classical instrumental music.

Likes: I love old maps, old buildings, traveling, making people laugh, spending time with my family.

Chose Real Estate Career because: I really love working with people to achieve the dream of owning a home. I have been in the real estate profession, in some form or fashion, for the last 30 years. From title researching, to loan closing, to appraising and now sales. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to help people achieve their dream. Also, I’ve been around construction all my life. My grandfather and uncles were contractors. It’s part of my DNA.

To Contact: leighbee4u@gmail.com or (256) 337-9101

Name: Melanie Johnson Fowler

Cheers for: Alabama

Hobbies: Running, traveling with friends and family, volunteering at church and children's elementary school

Favorite Author: Francine Rivers

Favorite Song: Beautiful Day, U2, These are the Days, 10,000 Maniacs …love most all music

Likes: spending time at the beach, out to dinner with friends and family, family game nights with my children and husband attending Alabama football games

Chose Real Estate because: I have lived in Huntsville since 1989 and love introducing others to our wonderful city. My husband has been in the marketing side of real estate for years, and I am excited to be part of the real estate community. Finding the perfect home for a family is very exciting! 

To Contact: melanie1000@gmail.com or (256) 509-7996

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