About Our Broker

Charlie HanksCharlie Hanks, a native of Christiansburg, began his career in real estate in 1978 in the New River Valley. A state licensed auctioneer and state licensed real estate instructor, Charlie has held a real estate broker’ license since 1980. He operated his own office in Christiansburg before relocating to Richmond in 1985. There, he was Vice President and sales manager for Napier & Co. where he managed, recruited and trained agents until starting his own company in 1990. He was instrumental in the development of three new home subdivisions in the Charlottesville area where he managed, sold and developed new residential communities from 1991-1996. He also served as an instructor for the Richmond Association of REALTORS for eight years.

Charlie’s wife Linda is the math department chair and teaches at Roanoke Valley Governor’s School. He has a son, Brandon 28, and two daughters, Ramsey 26, and Lindsey 16. They reside in Roanoke County, enjoy riding their Harley’s and living in the mountains.

Charlie has extensive experience working with investors, builders, developers and commercial property owners, all who have benefited from his diverse real estate background. He can provide you with facts and figures about what types of houses are selling in your neighborhood and at what price point. Charlie will advise you about improvements you can make that will add value to your home. He will also help you steer clear of improvements that are a waste of money. And he will provide you with a realistic assessment of the value of your home in today’s marketplace. Charlie has spent his life in the Roanoke Valley and no one is more qualified to negotiate the sale of your home.

Charlie has brokered and managed for Owens & Co. Realtors in Roanoke and Century 21 in the New River Valley, while simultaneously the owner and broker of his own firm, CHOICE Real Estate of VA. During the last 10 years, Charlie has specialized in third party properties such as bank-owned REO properties and responsible for liquidation of third party foreclosed properties. Member of both Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors and the New River Valley Association of Realtors, he services a nine county, 60 mile radius around Roanoke.

Charlie, a native of Christiansburg, VA, has been involved in over 1,500 career transactions and has trained thousands of new Realtors®.

Charlie holds the professional real estate designations GRI, CRS, CRB and SRES. His vast knowledge and experience in all areas of the real estate profession will prove to be a valuable asset to your next real estate transaction. The difference is experience. Charlie has joined forces with Crowning Touch Senior Movers, where he will serve as the broker in charge of their new Real Estate Services Division, offering exclusive management and marketing of homes of seniors and Crowning Touch customers.

To set up an appointment, you may contact him at (540) 353-4838 or email him at charlie@crowningtouchusa.com.