Before taking on Virginia luxury real-estate, Katie Zarpas spent her life building esteemed relationships in the film industry. As an accomplished assistant director, she worked with highly regarded actors and directors in New York City and California–leveraging her connections to reach new heights and to grow professionally. Her film resume includes work with Woody Allen and Irwin Winkler; Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Sean Astin, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Pryor, Rob Lowe and many others.
Intrigued with making hotel and travel arrangements in the film industry, Katie decided to pivot in to the real estate industry in 2005, where she quickly excelled through the ranks. Championing her entrepreneurial mindset, dogged-enthusiasm, and incredible work-ethic, Katie sold 28 homes in her first year alone, and was recognized by the Hampton Roads Realtors Association with its Rookie of the Year Award. With over a decade of real-estate experience, Katie now has more awards than she can count, having since earned HRRA’s prestigious Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards, and consistently ranking in the top .5% of Realtors nationally.
Now spearheading her very own real estate firm, The Katie Zarpas Group, Katie applies the same proven sales and operations experience she applied to A-list films over a decade ago. With her and her team consistently ranking as among the most highly accomplished (and most trusted) realtors in Virginia Beach. You can see her signs at properties in Birdneck Point, the North End, Bay Colony, and Great Neck!
Every buyer she works with, and every listing she takes on are serviced with the utmost level of attention and diligence. Take it from her: “Transactions are my specialty, but relationships and clients’ best interests are my top priority.”