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--The Sales & Marketing Team of Melanie and Steve Lapkin--

Melanie Lapkin
  • Licensed agent since 1978

  • Nationally recognized expert in Real Estate Marketing.

  • Melanie uses these skills to successfully market the listings of the Lapkin Team with a unique flair for drawing buyers to their properties.

  • Certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist helps her make the transition of moving much easier for Seniors. 

Steve Lapkin

  • Highly successful sales skills developed as owner and proprietor of Freda, a ladies specialty store, prior to his career in real estate.

  • Real estate agent since 2000 with his marriage to and partnership with Melanie.

Together, as a husband and wife team, they blend their complementary talents and have become consistent sales and listing leaders in the Long & Foster Richmond Region.

  • Steve & Melanie achieved Chairman's Club status in the Long & Foster Gold Team for 2015 production 

  • Richmond Association of Realtors Outstanding Production Golf Award for 2015 for outstanding production by units & volume. 

  • Richmond Association of Realtors Certificate of Achievement for 10 year outstanding production.

The Lapkins are known for a tireless work ethic and an uncommon enthusiasm for achieving the goals of their clients. If you need truly professional agents who will work closely with you to help you find your dream home or aggressively market your home, consult the sales & marketing team of Melanie & Steve Lapkin. Your "Can-Do" Realtors!


“The Lapkins took care of EVERYTHING”

“The Lapkin Team did an excellent job of selling our home. It sold during the 1st Open House, which is impressive in today’s market. We got pretty close to our asking price.

They were, also, the realtors for the new home in Woodland Pond we purchased.

They took care of EVERYTHING. Even picking up and delivering the lingering mail that went to our old house. We’d rate them a 10 out of 10.

Mark & Sherry X, No Mooreland Rd


“They made buying very simple and we were 3,000 miles away!”

We are very happy with the Lapkins . We have purchased over 10 homes and we have never had such fine service! They went above and beyond any expected service. They were honest, on time, and nice to be with, as we traveled many miles on our search for a new house. They readily supplied information for our many questions. Let us tell you -- they made buying very simple and we were 3000 miles away! (a feat that was not accomplished by many, even Realtors that were local ). They are fine, hard working and honest people and anyone would be lucky to have them as their Realtor.  

Bob & Sandy W, Whistling Swan Rd


 “They hit the real estate market with a great one-two punch”

“This is a dynamic team! You get two agents with strengths that complement each other. Steve brings great sales ability and strong drive. Melanie brings the marketing, follow up and much more…and they hit the real estate market with a great one-two punch! I have personally given Steven and Melanie about 10 friend’s houses/townhouses as referrals. They had offers on 6 of them in 2-3 weeks. The others sold within a month. They sold my townhouse in two weeks for full asking price! I have seen this kind of performance out of them in good and bad real estate times.  I currently own several townhouses as an investor and if I wanted to sell any of them, I would not hesitate—I’d call Steve and Melanie Lapkin. And if I were buying, I would want them working for me!"                                               Rich K, Shoreview Dr


“I had two offers in the first three weeks and it was sold!”                                                                                    

“My house languished on the market for a full year with no offers. After I switched to Melanie and Steve Lapkin, I had two offers in the first three weeks and it was sold!”
William T, Willowbrook Dr

"Unwavering attention to detail…first rate in every way”

"The Lapkins had unwavering attention to detail, high level of knowledge, integrity and excellence in communicating clearly in writing and orally. They were first rate in every way."                                              Bob & Deb S, Tarrytown Rd   

"Professional , Friendly, Knowledgeable & Helpful"

"Steve & Melanie did a wonderful job. All I had to do was sign my name to list & sign my name to sell. They did all the rest. Does not get any easier. And they found a buyer quickly. They were professional, friendly, knowledgeable & helpful."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Linda D, Bronwyn Rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

“Encouraging us and teaching us along the way”

"Steve guided us with kindness, patience & wisdom, encouraging us and teaching us about everything from leaky roofs to the best coffeehouses in town & rejoicing with us when we finally found the right home. "                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Timus & Donna R, Lydell Dr

"Market Knowledge & eye for staging"

"When we decided to make a move to the 'country' our first call was to Melanie and Steve Lapkin. When looking for a family home 14 years ago, Melanie and Steve sold our home in just 1 day and helped us buy our Queens Point home.  Thanks to their market knowledge and eye for staging the Lapkin Team again sold our home on the first day listed! Melanie and Steve found us our dream home in the country complete with chickens!  We highly recommend 'Team Lapkin' to anyone buying and/or selling their home."                                                                                                                                                             Rick & Carol H, Queens Point Drive



The Lapkin Team Facts
  • Consistent top producers in the Richmond Region
  • Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • Long & Foster Chairman's Club Gold Team Members in 2015 as top producers in the region
  • Richmond Association of Realtors Gold Award for Outstanding Production by Volume & Units in 2015
Cities Served
VA - Henrico
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Steve Lapkin ~ Buyer & Seller Agent

Steve's well-rounded educational background, which includes a Liberal Arts degree after successfully attending Louisburg College, Willam & Mary and VCU, provided great training for a successful career in business; first as owner of "Freda" a popular ladies' specialty store, and currently as 1/2 of the Melanie & Steve Lapkin Team. Steve's athletic achievements including competitive surfing, scholastic sports and championship racquetball, give the Lapkin Team a competitive advant more...

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