The Real Estate Store, Inc. / VHS Property Management is a Real Estate Brokerage licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have been managing properties since 2008. We are in business to manage your property in the most financially affordable way and mitigate your risk as a landlord. We are people that enjoy building strong relationships with our clients, are hands on across the board and take pride in the properties we represent. We pride ourselves on properly maintaining homes for our owners that consistently attract and keep qualified tenants. We understand rural and suburban settings and bring expert knowledge to these areas.
In some towns there are often companies that have “been around forever” and owners may assume they are the best choice. However, the traditional ways of doing things are not always comprised of the best quality property managers, and many do not focus on what is best for the owner or the property, particularly with repairs, customer service, technology and current trends. That is where VHS Property Management is different. We focus on the preservation of your property, strive to provide excellent customer service to both our owners and tenants, invest in technology and stay on top of market trends.
We maintain high standards of quality with each and every property we represent. Our standards for presenting the home are superior to the competition and for this reason our homes draw quality tenants and on average rent more quickly, typically within 15 - 30 days. We care about the properties we manage as if they were our own. We believe well-maintained properties are critical because our properties are not just rentals, they are someone’s home!
We are always very conscientious of our clients’ expenses and we work with contractors that provide quality work at a fair price. Our goal is to retain tenants long-term to avoid high turnover costs to the owner. Because we maintain and address repairs quickly, our average tenancy period is three years.
Meet Our Team
Karen M. Souder » Owner and Broker
Karen M. Souder is the Owner and Principal Broker of The Real Estate Store, Inc. / VHS Property Management and has been a licensed Realtor since 2003. Karen was born and raised in Fairfax County. Her roots are entrepreneurial stemming from a 50-year family history in real estate. After gaining market insight and experience in real estate investment properties and buying and selling real estate and property management, Karen decided to open VHS Property Management in 2008 and The Real Estate Store, Inc. in 2015. High quality standards, education, innovation, and expertise are high priorities for Karen and The Real Estate Store, Inc. / VHS Property Management. Karen and her husband have lived in Culpeper for over fifteen years, and today, enjoy raising their daughter and caring for their pets. An avid animal lover, Karen has a special passion for horses and ran a horse rescue organization for ten years. She had also volunteered for her local humane society for several years.
Tonia Woodard » Property Manager
Tonia Woodard has been with VHS Property Management since 2013. She began her career as an Assistant Property Manager and through hard work, proven tactics, and great customer service was promoted to Property Manager in 2016. In addition, Tonia is furthering her education in the industry and will have her Real Estate License by the end of this year. A committed member, Tonia is directly involved with every aspect of the day-to-day management of the properties she manages and continues to be a valued asset to VHS Property Management.