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Design and 
Real Estate all  in one place. 

Call me! 804-647-5712


Maria Ave Cordrey

Maria began her real estate career after nearly 20 years as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist in the non-profit industry. Transitioning to real estate was a natural progression for Maria, and her creative, enthusiastic, caring nature transferred flawlessly from the non-profit world to the real estate industry. Her passion for real estate is fueled by her love for architecture, design and helping others. Having a multi-generational family in the Richmond area, Maria possesses a wealth of insights that allow her to connect with customers on a personal level. By sharing her experiences and highlighting the distinctive features of different neighborhoods, Maria provides her clients with a comprehensive understanding of the community they may soon call home. As a designer, Maria enjoyed sharing her passion for design and working closely with clients to improve business through aesthetics and marketing strategies. As a real estate agent, she thrives in the competitive world of property transactions, assisting customers in buying and selling, and offers her design expertise through home staging, giving home sellers a competitive marketing edge when selling real estate. Maria’s genuine nature, empathetic personality, negotiation skills and attention to detail ensure a smooth, successful transaction for her customers. These attributes give her clients an edge in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape. Maria’s natural ability to understand people, utilize her communication and marketing skills and provide valuable services in different capacities makes her a dynamic agent. Maria’s commitment to her clients is unwavering. She takes the time to truly understand their goals and works tirelessly to exceed their expectations. Having spent the majority of her career in the non-profit world, Maria thrives on a challenge and thinking outside the box. She believes in building long-lasting relationships with her clients, based on trust, integrity, and open communication. She understands that buying or selling a home is a significant life event, and she is there to guide her clients every step of the way, providing expert advice and support. Maria is also actively involved in community organizations and charitable causes, striving to make a positive impact on the lives of those around her. When Maria is not assisting clients, she enjoys exploring Richmond’s vibrant neighborhoods, attending local events and traveling with her children to tennis tournaments both inside and out of the state. As a former NCAA division 1 tennis player, Maria and her Zimbabwean husband earned their degrees while playing tennis. They are actively involved with the United States Tennis Association and serve major roles in their nationally ranked children’s tennis adventures. Maria currently resides in Midlothian, VA with her husband, Dan, their two children and two dogs. Together, they make it a priority to learn about the jewels of Richmond and travel abroad to teach their children about different cultures and communities. If you are looking for a dedicated real estate professional who will go above and beyond to ensure your success, Maria Cordrey is the agent for you. With her dedication to excellence, personalized service and deep knowledge of the local market and trends, Maria is dedicated to achieving a seamless and rewarding real estate experience for each and every client. Contact Maria today to get started on your real estate journey.


Tel: 804-647-5712

VA Licensed Real Estate Agent

The Yeatman Group | Long & Foster

1 Park W Circle #203 Midlothian, VA 23114


Why choose Maria as your agent?


Give your home that added edge. Let Maria assist you in getting your property in the best “selling” shape with her free consultation and design tips with every listing.


One of the added incentives in choosing Maria as your real estate agent is the 20+ years worth of marketing experience she brings with her. Let her put her design and marketing expertise to work and give your home a competitive edge.


Did we mention she loves homes? Architecture is not only a job, it's a passion. Researching homes, visiting open houses and checking out new listings is one of her favorite things to do! 

What are people saying about Maria?

"Maria made our home buying process easy and smooth! Her guidance and help was very much appreciated. We will definitely refer family and friends to Maria."

- Thomas Pitts

"Maria's design expertise was helpful in getting our home ready to sell. She has an eye for design which set our home apart from the other homes on the market."

- Shannon Murray

"Maria's marketing expertise was second to none! Her ability to showcase our property in an innovative way helped immensely with the process."

- Jake and Coco

Why choose Ave Realty + Design
and Long and Foster?


It's the services you need, the convenience your customers want, and the advantage your competitors wish they had – all in one place. Whether you are finding or listing a property, we will work with you every step of the way.


At Long & Foster, we are your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues. We shop, dine and play at the neighborhood attractions. We volunteer with area nonprofits. We send our kids to the local schools and enjoy all that our community has to offer.


We provide you with everything and everyone you need to buy, sell, rent, invest and own a home.  Enjoy a more streamlined, relaxed and exceptional real estate experience, any and every time you work with us.

Contact me!



Tel: 804-647-5712

Address:  1 Park W Circle #203 Midlothian, VA 23114

Real estate can be overwhelming if you do it alone. Good news is, you don't have to! Send me an email, text or call and let me help you with your real estate needs.

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