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Carlos Olaechea Joins Harrisonburg’s Rocktown Realty REALTOR Team

Kai Degner - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rocktown Realty LLC, headquartered in Harrisonburg, VA, continues growing its full-service real estate business, adding Carlos Olaechea to its team of REALTORS. Olaechea will serve as a real estate agent assisting home buyers and sellers, as well as investors, in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area. “We couldn’t be happier to add Carlos’ energy and expertise to Rocktown’s sales team,” says Julie Hamann, Rocktown Realty’s co-owner and Principal Broker. 

Carlos OlaecheaCarlos has a keen understanding of the local real estate market. His interpersonal and negotiating skills allow him to empathize with his clients while also being a strong advocate for their needs. “Carlos' clients enjoy his friendly and personable communication style, and benefit from his experience and attention to detail,” says Kai Degner, former business partner with Olaechea and Rocktown Realty’s marketing manager.

Olaechea, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, is originally from Peru and has been living in Harrisonburg since 2005. He attended Eastern Mennonite University and Blue Ridge Community College. He has a professional background in customer service and enjoys meeting and working with people.

“After 5 years in the business, our company has grown to manage close to 300 residential properties in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area,” says Bernard Hamann, co-owner of Rocktown. “We see a tremendous opportunity in sharing with the community our commitment to serve investors and renters, but also home buyers and sellers. Carlos fits in well with our company’s culture as a 100% locally-owned, client-focused company.”

About Rocktown Realty
Rocktown Realty formed in May 2010. “As a life-long Shenandoah Valley resident and experienced REALTOR, we saw an opportunity to serve the investor and homeowner market with high-quality, client-focused property management and real estate services,” says founding owner Julie Hamann. “We’re a family-run business, and proud to be managing almost 300 properties for owners. At this stage, we can focus even more on our home sales business, and growing our new Home Owners Association Management division.”

About the Name “Rocktown”
Prior to the founding of Harrisonburg, the area was known as "Rocktown," by the settlers passing through along the Wilderness Road (http://www.virginia.org/wildernessroad/), a migration route originally called the "Great Warrior Path" by the Native Americans who traveled it. It seems that the name was in use throughout the 1700's and up until at least 1818, and then it seems to have been lost for a while. There's been a fairly recent resurgence of the use of "Rocktown" in Harrisonburg; it's now the name of a weekly paper in the city, a music venue, a yard shop, a gift shop, and, of course, a locally-owned full-service real estate company.

The area was called Rocktown because of the massive amounts of limestone that forms the basis of much of the city and surrounding area. The county around the independent city of Harrisonburg is Rockingham County, which was named after the Marquis de Rockingham, an English statesman friendly to the area. But the founding of Rockingham Co. occurred long after people started calling Harrisonburg "Rocktown."

Rocktown Realty and its agents are registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Rocktown Realty is located at 218 E Market St, Harrisonburg VA 22801

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Rocktown Realty Adds Kai Degner as REALTOR and Marketing Manager

Bernard Hamann - Friday, January 15, 2016

Kai Degner Real Estate Agent Harrisonburg

Rocktown Realty LLC, headquartered in Harrisonburg, VA, continues growing its full-service real estate business, hiring Kai Degner in a hybrid role of REALTOR and Marketing Manager.  Degner brings five and half years of real estate sales experience to Rocktown Realty, as well as a marketing skillset.  In addition to serving home buyers and sellers, he will assist in marketing Rocktown Realty’s Property Management, Home Sales, and Home Owners Association Management divisions.

“After 5 years in the business, our company has grown to manage close to 300 residential properties in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area,” says Bernard Hamann, co-owner of Rocktown.  “We see a tremendous opportunity in sharing with the community our commitment to serve investors, but also home buyers and sellers. In his marketing role, Kai will highlight that we are a full-service, 100% locally-owned, and client-focused company, with local values. Of course, Kai joins our existing team of REALTORS serving home buyers and sellers in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.”


Degner is heavily involved in the Harrisonburg community, beginning his 8th year on Harrisonburg City Council, serves as Vice President of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and is a member of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club.  “I’m excited to come aboard with Rocktown. Their growth over the last 5 years shows they do business the right way, and keep clients’ best interests in mind,” says Degner. “I’m impressed with the leadership, and the commitment to slow and steady growth. It’s also great to get back to a fully locally-owned company.”  


About Rocktown Realty

Rocktown Realty formed in May 2010.  “As a life-long Shenandoah Valley resident and experienced REALTOR, we saw an opportunity to serve the investor and homeowner market with high-quality, client-focused property management and real estate services,” says founding owner Julie Hamann.  “We’re a family-run business, and proud to be managing almost 300 properties for owners.  At this stage, we can focus even more on our home sales business, and growing our new Home Owners Association Management division.”

About the Name “Rocktown”

Prior to the founding of Harrisonburg, the area was known as "Rocktown," by the settlers passing through along the Wilderness Road (http://www.virginia.org/wildernessroad/), a migration route originally called the "Great Warrior Path" by the Native Americans who traveled it. It seems that the name was in use throughout the 1700's and up until at least 1818, and then it seems to have been lost for a while. There's been a fairly recent resurgence of the use of "Rocktown" in Harrisonburg; it's now the name of a weekly paper in the city, a music venue, a yard shop, a gift shop, and, of course, a locally-owned full-service real estate company.

The area was called Rocktown because of the massive amounts of limestone that forms the basis of much of the city and surrounding area. The county around the independent city of Harrisonburg is Rockingham County, which was named after the Marquis de Rockingham, an English statesman friendly to the area. But the founding of Rockingham Co. occurred long after people started calling Harrisonburg "Rocktown."


Rocktown Realty’s Staff

  • Julie Hamann | Owner, REALTOR, Principal Broker

  • Bernard Hamann | Owner, REALTOR, Certified Manager of Community Associations

  • Donna McCormick | Owner, CPA, Real Estate Agent

  • Brent Loope | REALTOR

  • Lauren Mitchell | Property Manager, Real Estate Agent

  • Danielle Campbell | Property Manager

  • Vanessa Martinez | Maintenance Coordinator, Customer Service Representative

  • Nichole King | Receptionist

  • Kai Degner |  Marketing Manager, REALTOR


Rocktown Realty and its agents are registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Rocktown Realty is located at 218 E Market St, Harrisonburg VA 22801


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Welcome to our new responsive website!

Web Admin - Monday, July 13, 2015

Welcome to the new Rocktown Realty Management Website! 

Our new website is fully responsive and uses the latest technology, allowing you to have a better browsing experience on any device no matter if it is a desktop, tablet or cellphone!

Why is this a big deal? Well, it allows you to have access to our site anywhere, at any time. Tenants - you will be able to easily find and apply for your next rental home, as well as submit maintenance requests online! For our owners, you will have access to your statements 24/7.

We hope you find the site useful and easy to use!

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