Bruce Minter - REALTOR®, SRES, ABR, MRP


swell real estate co.

2122 General Booth Blvd, Suite #104 Va Beach, VA 23454

Virginia Beach REALTOR® Bruce loves his work, and it shows in the care and support he gives to every client. One of his greatest pleasures is seeing their relief and happiness when a transaction is successfully completed.

Serving the Hampton Roads area, with a focus on the West Neck community, Bruce specializes in helping home sellers who are 55 and better.

After relocating his mother to Virginia Beach from Ohio, he relates to the logistical issues and empathizes with the emotional upheaval involved in paring down possessions and moving to a smaller home or an assisted living situation.

Bruce does his best to ensure that the sale of a home doesn't add to that stress. Toward that end, and to ensure that clients can make well-informed decisions, Bruce is careful to communicate clearly and often. He keeps clients informed at every step and tells them what they need to know rather than what they want to hear to ensure they have all the information needed to make an educated and informed decision. He is always just a call, text or email away for any questions.

Born and raised in North Canton, Ohio, he has lived in Virginia Beach since 1975. An involved resident of West Neck since 2009, he is knowledgeable about valuations, floor plans, the HOA and condo boards, dues, and more. Other agents who are less familiar with the community often call him for information when working with clients in West Neck, and he is glad to oblige.

Because Bruce is dedicated to serving his sellers and being available whenever they have a question or concern, he seldom works with buyers. He spends his time assisting sellers as they prepare a house for market, taking spectacular photos and creating 3D virtual tours for online presentations, preparing marketing materials, attending inspections, and communicating with agents who have potential buyers. He embraces technology and will communicate with his clients in their preferred manner.

Bruce is a Viet Nam Veteran, having served a combined 13 years in the Navy. He's also a licensed, instrument-rated commercial pilot and holds an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree from Tidewater Community College. In the process of earning that degree, he took the required classes to obtain a real estate broker's license and has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1980.

He has earned several designations, including Senior Real Estate Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, and Military Relocation Expert. During the '08- '13 recession he earned the Broker Price Opinion designation, which honed his skills in properly pricing properties. When short sales became the norm, he took the classes to become a Certified Distressed Property Expert.

One of the most important lessons he learned came from his aviation training. That was the importance of making checklists to make sure everything is done when it needs to be done. Aviation and his years in the Navy also taught him not to panic over the unexpected, but to rely on training and just keep going.

When not serving clients, Bruce enjoys photography and aviation. He and his wife also enjoy visiting their grandchildren as often as possible.

When you want a Hampton Roads REALTOR® who will communicate well and make your needs his priority, look to Bruce Minter. He will be with you, one on one, from start to finish