Julia Parker Lyman

Associate Broker

Julia is a lifelong Virginian and an honors graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 1998, after a career in government and public affairs in the Washington area (with respites at their weekend home in Madison County), Julia and her family made a permanent move to Somerset, Orange County. Her children attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School and Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville.

Julia has been a Realtor since 2006 and has held an Associate Broker license since 2014. She works with sellers and buyers throughout the greater Charlottesville area. Selling vintage farmhouses and historic homes is tremendously satisfying for her, but no more so than working with clients in Charlottesville and the small towns across the region. After decades of participation in equestrian pursuits and ownership of farms in Madison County and Orange County, there is no better qualified agent to represent sellers and buyers of country homes and farms.

Clients consistently give Julia outstanding reviews for her knowledge, thoroughness, superb communication skills, and savvy representation. She brings a breadth of experience and a commitment to excellence to every endeavor. Perhaps most importantly, she takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and wishes.

From 2014 through 2018, Julia was a Court Appointment Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in the Charlottesville/Albemarle court system. She currently serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County. She was a member of the Board of the Keswick Hunt Club from 2004 to 2009. In 1994 and 1996 she was elected and served two terms on the Fairfax City Council. Prior work experience includes Director of Communications for a member of Congress and for the national consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen.

Julia's Properties

Testimonials

“Julia sold our home for us this past spring, and she was amazing to work with! I had debated long and hard between using a realtor and doing for-sale-by-owner, and I am SO thankful we chose to work with her. She was worth every penny of commission. She navigated the COVID crisis with ease and just made everything a breeze for us. I’d work with her again in a heartbeat.”

Holly Overstreet Donithan


“Julia is professionalism and expertise at its very best. Her reliability, communication skills, attention to detail, and marketing prowess stand apart. As someone who places great value on these attributes, I can tell you that I was consistently impressed with Julia from our initial interaction all the way through closing. Thanks to her vast network, Julia sold our house without it even being listed! This is unheard of and is a true testament to her abilities!”

Emily Wright Puckett


“Julia is great to work with! Very knowledgeable, professional, helpful and kind. She made the process easy, going above and beyond to provide useful tips and to help with the transition. I really appreciated and enjoyed working with her.”

Kate Beach


“Julia helped us move from Washington, DC and find a wonderful property in Keswick VA. Great to work with her.”

Jeff Cowan


“Julia was incredibly patient in working with us for almost 6 months as we relocated to Albemarle County. Once we zeroed in on the right house, we were very appreciative of Julia’s good sense and endless advice. She most definitely had our best interests at heart. We could not have made our move without her!”

Todd Love


“Julia was great to work with. She went the extra mile on any research that was needed or questions that needed to be answered. She was professional, friendly, efficient and always available. Her calming influence made our house-buying experience very easy. We highly recommend her.”

Michele D. DuBach


“I cannot begin to recommend Julia highly enough. Since we lived out of state, Julia really went above and beyond making arrangements with all the people we needed to meet about the house. In the end the closing almost did not happen and Julia calmed me down and asked us to give her a couple of days to make it happen. She did it and we now own this house that we love!! If you are looking for a realtor that will go the extra mile for you, communicate well with you, and simply be a pleasure to work with, you have found it in Julia!”

Marcy Burke


Sold Listings

1008 HUNTWOOD LNCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

11478 RAPIDAN RDORANGEREPRESENTED SELLER

1221 RURITAN LAKE RDSCOTTSVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

7289 OLD RAPIDAN RDRAPIDANREPRESENTED BUYER

481 BEAUTIFUL RUN RDARODAREPRESENTED SELLER

9535 WOODBERRY FOREST RDORANGEREPRESENTED SELLER

324 N BLUE RIDGE TPKMADISONREPRESENTED SELLER

7313 OLD RAPIDAN RDRAPIDANREPRESENTED BUYER & SELLER

1331 COLES ROLLING RDCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

1111 PARKER PLCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

7139 WILDON GROVE RDGORDONSVILLEREPRESENTED BUYER

850 COLRIDGE DRCHARLOTTESVILLEREPRESENTED SELLER

7165 GORDONSVILLE RDKESWICKREPRESENTED SELLER

12504 MARSH RUN LNSOMERSETREPRESENTED SELLER

0000 S BLUE RIDGE TPKROCHELLEREPRESENTED SELLER