Managing Broker Sherry Maser didn’t expect that a sudden, dire family situation would launch her into a new trajectory where she impacts numerous agents daily. With more than two decades worth of experience and wisdom in the real estate industry, she is wholeheartedly devoted to her team at the Howard Hanna office in Great Bridge, playing an instrumental role in the successes of the next generation.
Committed to being a resource, Sherry offers her agents "#unlimitedbrokerminutes," which means she is accessible whenever they need her help. “They know my phone is on until about 10 p.m.,” she comments.
Sherry leads with humility, empathy and patience. Taking the time to thoroughly educate her agents on the business, she loves to watch them as they flourish. Although new agents to her team primarily attended the Circle of Excellence for the experience last year, Sherry was proud to witness them receive awards and accolades this year for all their hard work.
Twenty-six years ago, Sherry was a stay-at-home mom when she and her family encountered uncertain circumstances. Her husband became incredibly ill with meningitis and was admitted to the intensive care unit for nearly a week. “How am I going to care for my children?” she recalls thinking to herself, faced with the fact that she could lose her husband and be left to raise her kids alone.
“I got into real estate and haven’t looked back,” Sherry adds about her vocational transition afterward. Thankfully, her husband fully recovered, and they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary by going on the Rhine River Cruise.
Sherry has steadily evolved within the industry, working as a REALTOR® for five years before getting her broker’s license in 2003; she’s now licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. Her love for the business is evident in her extensive list of credentials, which include numerous awards, accomplishments, certifications and associations with whom she has collaborated. A few of these associations are HRRA and NAR, of which she is the Vice-Chair, Resort & Second Home Committee. She will be installed as the VAR State Treasurer this September.
Passionate about empowering fellow female real estate professionals, Sherry recently launched one of the largest Women Council of REALTORS® in Virginia, along with friend and colleague Cindy Hawks White with Coastal Towne Realty. “It was a joint effort,” she says about the business plan they developed and submitted to the national headquarters to officialize the new and budding network.
When Sherry isn’t working, she’s playing with her amateur golfing league, going for walks and watching movies. She especially loves to travel, having trekked across the Great Wall of China, gone on the Rhone River Cruise in South France and visited Cuba. For relaxation, Sherry likes to read and has set the goal this year to read a new book — of varying genres — per month. She is recently completing Angela’s Ashes.
Sherry and her husband have three grown children, a son and a pair of twins, and two Goldendoodles, Scout and Harper Lee, named after the famous novelist.
From the fear of losing her spouse to operating a thriving brokerage, Sherry has scaled her business during the past 25 years. She passionately uses the knowledge she’s accumulated to educate and mentor, saying, “Now, I’m training the next generation.”