Bill started his full time real estate career in real estate in 1983 with a prestigious firm in Accomac, and became a broker in 1987, founding Parr properties in 1989. His passion for working with big farms and estates has resulted in some of the largest land sales in the region, as well as a significant number of which became important conservation holdings. These include adding over 800 acres to the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the original land sale for the establishment of Kiptopeke Beach State Park in 1992. Bill’s expertise in land use and development serves both the development and the conservation communities equally. “I’ve sold remote natural area islands over a thousand acres in size, which is about the most challenging environment a realtor can encounter – using everything from helicopters to airboats to conclude complex waterfront land transactions”
“Parr Properties was founded on the fundamental principles of integrity; value added professional service, and a commitment to excellence. It’s been an honor to be a trusted source for property owners to rely on us as a critical resource in making important decisions” said Parr. These principles have guided the growth of Parr Properties as a leader in the Eastern Shore Real Estate industry, while maintaining a small and dedicated staff of some of the best people in the business.
The Eastern Shore is a place rich in history, with numerous important historical homes and sites that require special attention in the marketing process, and we have the experience to insure that those details don’t get lost in the process. We have represented buyers and sellers of fine homes and waterfront properties from the Maryland line to the southern tip of the peninsula, we cover over 900 linear miles of salt water shoreline in our market area, and I believe that we know the waters very well.
Bill believes in serving his industry and his community. He served as a local board president in 1992 and again in 2010, and has served on the board of directors of the State association and its commercial council as a Chairman. He has been active in public debate over local land use regulation as well as state and national laws. In 2011 He served as the chairman of the Northampton County Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee to formulate important Economic Development plans, and in 2013 Served as the Chairman of the Governors subcommittee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Virginia Rural Jobs Council, and is the 2013 chairman of the Joint Industrial Development Authority of Northampton County and all of its Incorporated towns.
Bill is a “Seasider”, who lives in the village of Seaview on Mockhorn Bay overlooking the barrier islands - and has a passion for boating and exploring the numerous waterways of the Eastern Shore.
Our dedicated staff is ready to serve your family, whether it’s time to sell, or time to buy. When you need more than a real estate agent, when you need a true professional dedicated to assisting you in achieving your real estate goals, we stand ready to serve.
Cape Charles area Historic Home on 94.65 acres of waterfront land w/just under a mile of boating depth saltwater shoreline - divided into 11 lots, 2 with homes, including "Huntington House" circa 1780, with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, studio or guest room, large family room with Fireplace, laundry room, basement, Guest house, sheds, old dock site, and a historic family cemetery. The land has south and western exposures over the water, with amazing sunset vistas over Cherrystone Creek and in the distance the Chesapeake Bay. Ideal as Family Legacy Estate, or future development as subdivided. Currently in an AFD until 2028 with lower property taxes. Fields are leased for crops, the main house is a vacation rental, the guest house vacant. Additional 39 ac of waterfront available across the street.
Beautiful 713-acre Oceanside Waterfront Farm & Forest w/extensive seaside shoreline & piers for 20 boats with scenic nature walkways. Adjoins the VA Coast Reserve waterways and barrier islands, with secluded barrier island beaches just minutes away by small skiff. 225-acres of upland fields & forest subdivided into 21 small farm/residential parcels from 11 to 30 acres each for flexible ownership or development. Docks for each lot. Includes a 348-acre marsh Island with oyster grounds, creeks and ideal waterfowl hunting. It has 7, 000 feet of gravel roads & underground power to serve all of the property. One lot is sold & is occupied. Zoning is ES/R-A1 (AG). A great Hunt club property or family estate. Excellent deer, turkey and small game hunting. See land summary under Documents tab, Misc.
The Peacock Motel is a traditional Motor Court Motel on 8.32 acres located near the Cape Center south of Cape Charles on US Route 13. It includes a central office with sleeping room, 22 guest rooms plus 2 suites and 1 large apartment, a laundry building and storage shed. It has considerable room for expansion and is located in the Virgnia Enterprize Zone for economic development incentives. The property has over 800 feet of highway frontage with easy access. It has been a favorite visitor destination for over 70 years. The vintage motor court design allows guest parking at each room door. Rooms are furnished, and served by central Rinni hot water and PTAC hvac units. Near Kiptopeke State Park & the Wildlife Refuge, numerous boat ramps and 2 public beaches. Ready for new management to open
Located just north of the Town of Cape Charles, this property includes one 5.5 acre lot on the public road, and the adjoining 33.56 acres of mostly woodland on a gravel road, for a total of 39.06 acres with 1, 942 feet of salt water shoreline. Beautiful private homesite on the water of "Bulls Gut" Creek just off Cherrystone Creek, with a good boat dock site set in a scenic maritime forest. The property is currently in an Ag Forest District (for discounted land use taxation) until August of 2028 The property is just minutes from Cape Charles and its bustling historic downtown and town beach, and convenient to both the Oyster Harbor and Cape Charles Harbor boat launches.
Price Reduced on a Great Residential Investment Opportunity: 4 unit apartment building on a one acre in town lot. Two 2 bedroom / 2 bathrooms units 2 on first floor, and Two 1 bedroom / 1 bath units on second floor. The building is constructed as a 4 unit condominium and is offered as a whole building for a limited time only. Priced as complete with CO. with well and septic. Conversion to town utilities after 2028 allows for additional 2nd floor bedrooms and full baths to mirror first floor plan. See floor plan for the building and plat under document tab. Scheduled for completion Jan 2024.
New Construction ready for occupancy January 5th 2024, actual home shown. See floor plans under additional doc's tab w/extra half bath added near kitchen. Deluxe construction with 30 year roofing, Brick porch steps, marble master bath , granite counters, ceiling fans, custom cabinetry, orange peel drywall finish, tray ceiling in master suite, energy efficient vinyl clad windows, 8 foot tall garage door w/remote opener, 16 seer HVAC, covered front porch, and outdoor living space with 12 x 14 grilling deck out back. LVP flooring in living rooms. Located near Kiptopeke Beach State Park and just south of the exciting town of Cape Charles, and equally convenient to the Bridge Tunnel for easy commuting.
Zoned V/R "Village Residential", this scenic 23-acre farm is mostly in cropland, with a large fig tree orchard on the west boundary. The land is subdivided into 38 lots tax map # 112-10—001 thru 112-10-0039 plus lots 112-10-A and 112-10-RW, and the existing subdivision has now been reinstated and the construction plans are on file and ready for permit issuance. The property is located on Townsend Road and Seaside Road. A beautiful location for a farm or a development. There are 4 different boat launch locations within 10 minutes-one at The Cape Charles National Wildlife refuge south of the property, and one north of the property at Oyster Harbor, another one at Kiptopeke State, and one on Cape Charles Harbor. Beautiful public beach and fishing pier at Kiptopeke.
Two Cape Charles Food Lion shopping center lots across the driveway from Dollar General, with direct access to the new traffic light through the shopping center, and a highway entrance/exit adjoining Tract 2 provides easy traffic flow into the property directly from the highway. "Tract 1, Lot E" is the rear lot adjoining the Railroad tracks on the North, the storm water pond for the center on the East, the main driveway on the South contains 4.00 acres, and is adjoining Tract 2. Parcel E, has 1.31 acres, and fronts on the VDOT highway ROW, the railroad tracks on the North, and the driveway on the South. Two additional "remote drain field lots" lots are included with an additional 2.53 acres, being lots #101 and #101D on the far side of the storm water pond, with access easements.
New Construction home PHOTOS ARE REPLICA/EXAMPLE ONLY, completion expected winter 2023 +- Deluxe construction with waterproofed foundation, 30 year roofing, ceramic tile MB shower, all granite counters, LBP Floors, ceiling fans, custom cabinetry, orange peel drywall finish, tray ceiling in master suite, & energy efficient vinyl clad windows. Full length Concrete driveway leads to 417 sq ft garage w/7'door w/remote opener. Efficient 16 seer HVAC, covered front porch, and 12 x 12 back grilling deck. Located near Kiptopeke Beach State Park and just south of the exciting town of Cape Charles, and equally convenient to the Bridge Tunnel for easy commuting. Price may be subject to change prior to contract based on changing costs for building materials and supplies.