Mary Virginia Harris established Harris & Associates, Inc. and obtained her Broker’s license in 1975, after serving Chester, Virginia and surrounding areas as a licensed Realtor® since 1972. She has held various positions in the Southside Virginia Association of Realtors, including President in 1990, as well as serving on the board of directors for many years. Mary Virginia was awarded Realtor® of the Year for 1990. She has also served on the board of directors and MLS Committee for the Richmond Association of Realtors and was chairperson of the first Appraisal Committee for the Virginia Association of Realtors. Mary Virginia's daughter, Joy Harris-Cobb, has recently transitioned into the role of Principal Broker of Harris & Associates, Inc. Mary Virginia remains active in the Company as the owner. Joy knows she is just a phone call away if needed and says "It's great to see Mom taking time for herself and looking so relaxed!"
Mary Virginia and her husband, Johnny, have been blessed with four children and eight grandchildren. They both are very involved in their church and Bible study.
They attribute their company’s success for over 40 years of service to their community to following the “golden rule” – Treat others as you would have them treat you. Mary Virginia is proud to say that her professional team of Realtors® at Harris & Associates also follow the “golden rule.”