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Lake of the Woods Va. is home for Northern Virginia transplant Penny Ostlund and her husband Charlie and Lake Wilderness is where Kendra Olinger and her family calls home. The O Team is one of the top teams of realtors for selling and buying a home in the greater Fredericksburg region and in particular the Lake of the Woods community in Locust Grove, Virginia. The recipients of numerous awards of excellence including the Above and Beyond Award (all three members of the team), Sterling Society, Diamond Society and the President’s Circle, and is one of the top ten Coldwell Banker agents & team in Virginia.
Remember the key to success is synergy. Let the O Team show you why the power of teamwork will make your real estate experience a positive one, and why you’ll say, “The Ostlund Team helped me make this place my Home!” In a place that offers an amazing lifestyle, there is a real estate professional to match. Make the most of your real estate opportunities today and count on the O Team. We are committed to exceeding your expectations in assisting you in the sale of your current home or the purchase of a new one. We firmly believe the home sale process is a partnership between the agent and home-owner. In that regard we are committed to doing everything we can to help you get your property ready to market. Starting with a complimentary power-washing of your home, professional photography and video, a 3-D virtual tour, single page website for your property and an extensive internet marketing campaign our goal is to provide, “Exceptional service, with a Personal Touch”.
I have lived at Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA. for the past fifteen years. A Virginia resident for my entire life, my husband, Charlie, and I raised our three sons in Vienna, prior to re-locating to the Fredericksburg area. While living in Vienna I established an extensive background in the Northern Virginia housing industry with over twenty years experience working for developers and building contractors. I began my career in real estate in 1988 when I became a licensed real estate agent. In addition to being a realtor , I also was an assistant to several of the top producing real estate agents in Fairfax County, where I learned that commitment to customer service is the key to a successful business.
I have earned many distinctions in my real career, receiving the “Beyond Excellence Award” while working as an agent for ERA Holden Group, as well as being one of the top producing agents in the Lake of the Woods area for the past ten years. Currently serving the greater Fredericksburg and Culpepper area, I am a top producing agent for Coldwell Banker Elite, the premier Coldwell Banker Company in the state of Virginia. In 2011 I earned membership in the “International Sterling Society” a distinguished honor presented to only a select group of top sales associates across the globe, and in 2012 was awarded the “International Diamond Society” award, and in 2013 & 2015 was was recognized as a member of the “International President’s Circle”, as one of the top 10 Coldwell Banker REALTORS in the state of Virginia , and as a team, we were recognized last year with the “International Sterling Society” Award.
Although the awards are nice, the only thing that matters to me is to have the complete satisfaction of every client I represent. The Ostlund Team is committed to fulfilling our slogan of , “Providing exceptional Service, with a Personal Touch”.
I retired in 2014 after forty years in education to join my wife in real estate as part of the “Ostlund Team”. Most of my career in Education was working in the Fairfax County Public School System. I served as a Principal of Oakton High School ,as well as an Assistant Principal. Prior tothis role at Oakton High School, I was the Director of Student Activities at James Madison High School, as well as a classroom teacher, and coach. My career with Fairfax County Schools spanned from 1973 until 2004.
After retiring from Fairfax County, I worked as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and returned to my roots as a classroom teacher for The James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg where I taught for seven years as a Special Education teacher, and Social Studies Department chair.
With my background in education, I developed a deep understanding that the relationships with the people you work with are what matters most and the key to success. In my role as an administrator I developed a vast experience in dealing with people and problem solving. I believe I bring that skill-set to my clients by assisting people in the greater Northern Virginia area with their real estate needs.
We are the proud parents of three young men. Our son Chad and his wife Beth recently moved to Chantilly from Florida with their two granddaughters, Maya and Ellie, where Chad is an IT representative for a major corporation and our Daughter-in-law, Bet is a Professor at The George Washington University in the Special Education department. Michael, a middle school math teacher, lives in Atlantic Beach Florida, and our youngest son Ryan, makes his home in Virginia at Lake of the Woods, with his wife and children, Xavier, Trinity and Reagan.
Kendra is 1 of 5 children, being the youngest daughter, making her aka “#4″, or “Squirt”. She is an outdoors girl with a love and passion for adventure – fish, hunt, hike, garden, swim, boat … jump in puddles! Her hard-core adventurous side has squealed with delight hang gliding, jet skiing the ocean (sharks!) and zip-lining. On the bucket list are: parachuting, parasailing, more zip-lining, more hiking- whatever God brings her way!
Kendra grew up as an Air Force brat so has called many places home. In 2009, Kendra and her family relocated to Virginia and planted their feet and made Lake Wilderness home along with their fur babies.
Kendra’s skill set is unique, broad and multifaceted. She has learned every aspect of the real estate world from loan officer, processor to underwriter, then the title company and now Realtor and partner of the O Team. In doing her own marketing, advertising and website development, she has brought that knowledge and energy to the O Team and together, taking their marketing to the top!! Next stop – 3D Realty!
Rachel has been a Virginia resident her entire life, and a real estate agent since 2014. She moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1998, and earned her degree in Anthropology from The University of Mary Washington in 2012. She and her husband settled in the Fredericksburg area due to their love of the great food in the Downtown restaurants, excellent local wineries and breweries, and all of the opportunities to explore the outdoors. They live with their two cats in Ruther Glen.
She joined The Ostlund Team in June 2015. Before her work in real estate, she worked in the customer service industry as a general manager. In that industry, she honed skills that she is able to apply every day while working with The Ostlund Team. During her time as a full-time real estate agent, Rachel enjoyed working with first-time home buyers the most and guiding them through the new process.
She now assists The O Team in contract management and working with all parties of the transaction to ensure a smooth process.
With so many challenges impacting today’s real estate transactions, from short sales to foreclosures, loan complexities, and the negotiation processes, the “O Team” provides the knowledge and experience totaling over 25 years of highly successful real estate experience between Penny, Charlie and Kendra – Remember the key to success is synergy. Let the O Team show you why the power of teamwork will make your real estate experience a positive one, and why you’ll say, “The O Team helped me make this place my Home!”
Call us Today! – The OTeam will work OTime to ensure we serve YOUR real estate needs!
Penny Ostlund 540-903-9732
Charlie Ostlund 540-903-7796
Kendra Olinger 540-220-8265
4207 A Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
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