Meet the Team

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Key Home Sales & Management is dedicated to providing service that is hands-on, friendly, responsive, and above all, caring.

We rely on a team of agents, property managers, contractors and handymen who are experienced, trained professionals.

Betty Best » Owner, Principal Broker
Betty Best
Betty has lived and worked in Northern Virginia since 1984. Betty has a diverse background in finance & accounting, human resources, and the home construction and repair industry. If not busy with real estate, you can find her painting away or sipping Merlot and watching the sun set from a Tuscan Villa. Betty enjoys the outdoors, history books, and gardening. A graduate of University of Virginia (’84), she holds a MA in Art History from University of Delaware.
Bernie Bernardino » Realtor, Marketing Manager
Bernadette Bernardino
A Northern Virginia resident for 25+ years, Bernie is an experienced Realtor, having begun her career with Long & Foster and later joining the Key Home Sales Team. Bernie claims her excellent customer service skills may be attributed to her many years in the hospitality industry which includes various capacities in marketing & sales and event planning for Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, the DC Convention center and the airlines. And don’t forget to ask Bernie about her favorite restaurants! Bernie enjoys travelling, hot yoga, volunteering for causes close to her heart, and spending time with her two lovely daughters.
Brenda Chavez » Assistant Property Manager
Brenda Y. Chavez
Brenda grew up and still resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She has worked in office administration for over 12 years and enjoys staying busy in the Property Management industry. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys creating fun moments with her family. Her dream vacation would be at an all-inclusive resort on turquoise beach. She loves mystery/suspense books, going to the movies, and getting together with family and friends on the weekends.
Jake Grodt » Realtor / Property Manager
Jake Grod
Jake was born and raised in Northern Virginia. With his father being Real Estate Broker, Jake has been surrounded by the business his entire life and has many childhood memories of going to showings with his dad. In 2014 Jake began his own signpost company. He also worked with numerous Realtors doing property prep such as landscaping, junk removal, and assisting with staging. In 2018 Jake got his Real Estate license and joined the Key Home Sales Team. In addition to buying, selling, and leasing Real Estate, Jake is busy with the property management side of the business. In his spare time Jake enjoys staying active by playing basketball, hiking and lifting weights.
Hsin-Hsin Lin » Realtor, Buyer and Rental Agent
Hsin-Hsin Lin
Hsin-Hsin (pronounced “shin shin”) is an experienced buyer agent with the Key Home Sales Team. She is our go-to agent for rentals as well. Hsin Hsin is married with two young boys, and enjoys working with local sports teams in her free time utilizing her training in sports medicine.
Cindy Nocente » Realtor / Property Manager
Cindy Nocente
After living in Northern Virginia for 40 years, I have vast knowledge of not only Fairfax County but of Loudoun and Prince William County as well. My 10 years of experience as a Realtor, Property Manager, and my commitment to continuous education gives me the expertise to guide my clients through the nuances of the Northern Virginia housing market and assist in all segments of Real Estate.

One of the things I enjoy most in my profession is helping sellers update their homes in the most cost-effective way to ensure they have a successful sale of their home. My experience with property management and remodeling gives me the edge as a listing agent. With my Buyer clients, I enjoy visiting properties with them to evaluate the home’s overall condition and value based on comparable homes and possible repairs needed. I very much enjoy the art of negotiations as well.

I am dedicated to acting in my client’s best interest and measure my success by client satisfaction. I am happy to provide letters of recommendation upon request.
Allison Baker » Realtor / Property Manager
Allison Baker
Allison Baker grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in many neighborhoods, including Woodbridge, Arlington, Alexandria, and currently Springfield. She graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School and went on to get her BA from James Madison University. She worked in direct mail marketing before taking time off to raise her three daughters. Allison has been with Key Home since 2014, first working as a transaction coordinator and marketing assistant. With her diverse background in marketing and property management, plus her extensive knowledge of Northern Virginia, she is now a licensed real estate agent working with buyers, sellers and renters. Outside of work, you’ll find Allison jogging along one of the many beautiful paths in our region.
Jeremiah Pickell » Assistant Property Manager
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Jeremiah currently works as a Property Manager and Realtor. Prior to joining Key Home Sales & Management, Jeremiah spent his time working for Amazon. His experience as a Fleet Leader taught him not only resilience, discipline and work ethic, but also the importance of teamwork and relationships. Jeremiah enjoys the outdoors especially when it involves his dog, Canyon.
Yaser Hussain » Assistant Property Manager
Yaser Hussain
Yaser has lived in Maryland, New York and Pakistan until his family moved back to Springfield, VA when he was about 4 years old. As one of our Assistant Property Managers, Yaser does it all – from routine property inspections, maintenance repairs, and ensuring that every item in that checklist works! In his spare time, Yaser enjoys cooking 5 star meals and working out to burn those calories. In the summer months, you may also find Yaser at his favorite beach.

Key Home Sales & Management was founded in September 2010 by George Flood and Betty Best. For more about George and our company history, please click here.

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