Mapping Out the Milestones

Each of us has visions and goals for the places where we hope to end up in the future. But how do we reach those lofty ideals? Where do we begin? When you know your goal and which direction you’re heading, you have a much better chance of getting there. That’s a truth that Julie Crabtree puts to work for her clients each day.
As a REALTOR® with eXp Realty, Julie excels in and thrives on mapping out those key milestones for those around her. Today, a big part of what she does is representing Perkinson Homes.
Perkinson Homes is a luxury custom homes builder located in Midlothian, Virginia. While specializing in building on a client's own land, Perkinson Homes also builds in the finest communities in the Richmond area, such as Henley, Tarrington on the James, Greywalls, Canterbury Farms, Huguenot Manor, Chesdin Landing, Stony Point Green, Pinifer Park and Tuckahoe Creek. Perkinson Homes has an experienced team dedicated to building the most architecturally stunning and high-quality homes with exceptional attention to detail.
Julie also works with the full range of resale clients, from first-time homebuyers to move-up and downsizing clients.
“I work on a lot of land transactions. I enjoy walking a piece of property with people and helping them map out what that lot will be like with the structure …  going through the whole process with them so that they have a good idea of what to expect along the way,” Julie says.
Growing and Learning
Julie grew up in beautiful upstate New York, near the border with Canada. She graduated from high school and college there — earning her physical therapy assistant degree. After completing her degree, she was ready for a new path.
“It was too cold and I wanted to move somewhere else, and so I became a traveling therapist,” she remembers.
“Richmond was my first stop as part of that job. When I came here, I absolutely fell in love with the area. I appreciate the way it is like a small, big town. This was also the place where I met Ryan, my future husband.”
Opening a New Door
In time, Julie and her husband, Ryan, started their family. She stayed home with them for six years. At that point, she was ready to take her next steps forward in her career.
“I was obsessed with houses,” she remembers. “As we were getting ready to build our third house, I said I want to be a REALTOR®. It made sense for me to go in that direction.”
So Julie earned her real estate license in 2014, dove in, and has kept building on her reputation for results ever since.
Family Fulfillment
Julie cherishes time with Ryan, and their children, Raven, Cooper, and Reese.
In their free time, Julie and her family look forward to time at the beach. As she says, “We vacation in the Outer Banks. We are also a very athletic family. One of the parts I really enjoy is coaching my daughter in travel softball.”
When it comes to giving back, Julie has a big place in her heart for the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, as well as the Youth Life Foundation.
In addition, she serves as the chair for the MAME Sales and Marketing Excellence Awards annual event this year as part of the Homebuilders Association of Richmond  — a prestigious event that recognizes the area’s top builders and sales agents each year.
Serving with True Care
When you get to know and work with Julie, it’s easy to see her caring and compassionate nature and the passion she has for her clients.
“I love being a resource for my clients,” she says. “If they need anything, from a plumber to a painter, I like being that resource for them to help them and assist them … to support them with various needs they have in life."