Meet The Sheri Foley Allen Team!

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The Sheri Foley Allen Team provides complete real estate services for sellers and buyers in Northern Virginia, Prince William, Stafford, and surrounding areas. With 25+ years of experience, the staff of 6 offers 7x24 coverage and is always available! The team specializes in current marketing trends, design consultation and staging, and cutting edge technology to service all clients. With a “We Can Do It!” attitude, 2 licensed agents, a licensed decorator/stager, a marketing production specialist, office manager, and 2 “worker bees”, the team can handle any job. They guide clients through the selling and buying process in a compassionate way with the attention they deserve.  This is a team that cares about the needs of clients and goes the extra mile to get the job done to ensure that the buying and selling process is stress free and fun!

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Sheri Foley Allen

Sheri values, above all else, the moral compass - she is committed to working ethically & with compassion. Her motto is "Do Right & Do Good".

As the team leader, Sheri is the lead marketing specialist with over 25 years in document production, report and business development, proposal management, marketing design and implementation, and editorial experience in the area of print and online communication. Since 1995, she has been a member of the prestigious realtor "Million Dollar Club" and was honored as a "Lifetime Top Producer" in 2005. Her number 1 goal is providing customer service excellence by clearly and concisely communicating the listing or buying processes, market conditions, listing and sales methodologies, and appropriate advertising venues. Sheri graduated in 1981 from the University of Maine Summa Cum Laude as the class Salutatorian with a BS degree in English Education and a minor in Creative and Technical writing. After college, she worked for several years as a classified advertising layout and design sales person and then taught English literature and creative/technical writing in junior high and high school until 1993 when she passed the real estate licensing exam in Virginia and launched her real estate career. It's been her dream to create a team that works selflessly together and is not concerned with egos.

She is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR), Prince William Association of Realtors (PWAR), and Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS). She is a short sale specialist & possesses extensive experience in advertising design, ad copy and layout, business development, customer service and care, and interior design and staging.

For fun, Sheri enjoys swimming, weight lifting and other gym activities, vintage VW beetles, reading, poetry & poetry writing, gourmet cooking, champagne, travel, gardening, staging properties, and spending time with her shelties, Liffey & Skye and her "rescue" cat, Higgs Boson!

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Karie Ann is our Design & Staging Consultant. She possesses design and staging certifications, and has been actively involved in design and sales since 1987. She specializes in staging properties and instructs the team on the appropriate scale and size in each room, furniture placement, color coordination, de-cluttering, and accessorizing. For Karie, every transaction presents a unique opportunity to help clients prepare their home for sale or find a home of their dreams! Karie loves the challenge and excitement of the sales process and the satisfaction and fulfillment of "happy" clients!

Her hobbies include interior design, floral design, gardening, horses, dogs, golfing, outdoor activities, and motorcycles.

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Susan is our office manager and administrative assistant. Client satisfaction is her number one goal!  She is a customer service specialist with  19+ years experience in customer relations and office administration with expertise  in marketing plans and mail advertisement.  Susan graduated in 1984 from George Mason University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She has worked  as a Database Administrator and Marketing Specialist for both the military and small businesses. Her work experience and educational background make her uniquely qualified to manage the office and the team and to create solutions for every conceivable problem associated with listing and selling homes.

 As the office "worker bee", she  organizes and maintains the huge inventory of staging furniture and accessories, all files and appointments, office supplies, and marketing materials. Susan is the "little engine that can"!  With her innate optimism and bright, cheery smile, Susan is always available to pitch in and help out any other team member or client. She has lived and worked in the Woodbridge area for over 40 years.  

In her free time, Susan enjoys reading, cross stitching, dog training, and crossword puzzles.

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Ruth is our "Jack-of-all-trades" gal!  She uses her expertise in every staging project we do and her creativity, perception and insight are invaluable to the team. Not only does she organize and help Susan maintain the huge inventory of staging furniture and accessories, but she regularly helps stage and de-stage our listings with a beaming smile and twinkling eyes!

For fun, Ruth enjoys cooking, baking and running. She has 3 sassy daughters and they love going on adventures together!

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Lisa is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR), Prince William Association of Realtors (PWAR), and the Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS). She specializes as a buyer agent and rental specialist and brings a wide range of experience to the team. She enjoys helping her clients find that "perfect" home for their needs.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys ATV's, supporting her daughter's Figure Skating, supporting her son's Drama Club, travel high adventure fun, and reading.

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Beth is our "par excellence" Admin Guru & Landscape/Exterior Design Consultant!  With over 20 years experience in office and business management and administration, Beth assists in the day-to-day office activities such as planning, scheduling, business development, advertising, budgeting, record keeping, report maintenance, filing, website/MRIS/Realtor.Com maintenance, lockbox/sign installation, and staging projects. Her expertise in Landscape Design helps our clients better prepare their homes for the professional photo shoot and virtual tour, and ultimately, for the general sales market. She worked for several years as a design and maintenance consultant for a large nursery and landscape company. Along with her vast experience in management and customer service and BS degree earned from West Virginia University, Beth possesses a myriad of valuable skills used in our industry today.

For leisure and fun, Beth enjoys landscaping and gardening, hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with her sheltie, Harper!


The Sheri Foley Allen Team!
The Sheri Foley Allen Team!
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