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About Us

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 the best full service Property Management Company in Culpeper, Fauquier, Fredericksburg, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania and surrounding areas. We offer a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. We have an extensive portfolio of single family homes, townhouses and condos.

Our Mission

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.

It is our mission to 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 the Team

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Karen 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.

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Ashley Payne
Property Manager

Ashley M. Payne is a Property Manager for VHS Property Management and Real Estate agent for The Real Estate Store Inc. Ashley grew up in Culpeper County and is a third generation Realtor. After earning her degree in Marketing from Radford University in 2018, she moved back home and went to work for VHS Property Management and The Real Estate Store to mentor under Karen Souder. Ashley is a family-oriented agent that truly cares about people. She is a great listener, detail-oriented, responsive, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her clients feel at ease. Motivated by analytics, Ashley enjoys monitoring and analyzing numbers and real estate trends. When not working Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking, and being outdoors. 

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Cristy Tacang

Cristy Tacangis is a dedicated maintenance coordinator who values family and loves helping people. With over 6 years of experience working as customer service representative in the call center industry and as virtual assistant, I'm great at multi-tasking, attention to detail, responsiveness, and technical expertise. When not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, going to the mall, shopping, cooking, singing and occasionally visiting the beach.





We Take Pride in

Our Well-Maintained Homes

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.



PO Box 914
Culpeper, Va 22701


101 Duke St #217
Culpeper, VA 22701


32 Waterloo Street Suite 210
Warrenton, VA 20186




License #0226026904

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