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.
Kiptopeke Inn has been completely refurbished and is fully operational. Of its 105 rooms, 90 are fully renovated and furnished ready for occupancy. This includes 2 furnished suites and a manager apartment. There are 14 rooms and one suite that just need paint and furniture to be available as needed. All rooms have wi-fi, cable TV and magnetic key swipe locks. The Continental breakfast room and guest lounge and meeting room, as well as the pool and deck areas are all in very good condition and in use, but the pool is covered for winter. On premises laundry facilities also in daily use, and complete with linens. Space for a restaurant kitchen and dining room ready for buildout. Canopied Porto Cachet lobby entrance. Active business which requires appointment with agent, closed for winter.
SALT GROVE POINT on Cherrystone creek at Eyrehall Creek. A spectacular deep water peninsula with an island like marina and home site, a premiere aquaculture and shellfish landing wharf and extraordinary recreational marine compound. Includes a custom crafted historic restoration of traditional building with shellfish packing room and beautiful upstairs oyster watch house with full bath overlooking multiple boat slips, and a deep water wharf suitable for a boat basin. Includes an on site boat launch ramp, an engineered 40'x60'concrete pad with utilities ready for a primary residence, an 18'x30' foundation for other water dependent structure/building, landscaped clamshell parking lot, small one room office building. Minnow farm tenant on year to year lease. See Misc Docs & Video Tour link.
3 adjoining lots at "The Preserve At Old Plantation Creek" located near Capeville at Bayview Farm. Price Includes lots number 3, 4 and 5, each one a beautiful & private wooded homesite with high elevation, old growth forest, great soils and scenic location adjoining a large open field. The lots do not include the shoreline, but have some view of Old Plantation Creek. Access is via Plantation Creek Lane, a private 50' right of way shown on the plat recorded in plat book 30 at page 73 (see docs) - it indicates shall be maintained by Bayview Corporation, but it is only an unfinished dirt road, so 4 wheel drive may sometimes be required for access on the 50' right of way shown on the plat. These 3 lots originally sold for over Two Million Dollars in 2007 - now available for just $150, 000 !
Located on the south side of Boggs road, (route 619) this farm is about halfway between the town of Painter and the Village of Pungoteague. Approx. 31 acres cropland Leased annually for farming. Balance is Approx. 35 acres of woods (based on tax assessment) provides great deer and small game hunting. All acreages approximate and not by survey.
Scenic farm with over 21 acres of rolling contours, prime soils and over 900 feet of road frontage. Recent installation of gravel driveway, underground electric service and a cut and filled home site pad ready for construction, with loop driveway around the home site for easy traffic movement. Septic system permit on file. tenant farmer pays around $1, 000 annually and keeps the fields maintained. With the road, electric and site preparation already completed, the property is ready for house construction. Additional 7.23 acre adjoining lot E is also available listed separately at $69, 900 Great location, many other farms in the area.
Located in the town of Cheriton, this 720 square foot brick store building is zoned "Commercial Neighborhood". On street parking and plenty of land area to create on site parking. Building dimension is approx. 24' wide by 30' deep. Health Department Septic and well information under Misc Documents, along with a plat of survey.