Alison McCabe joins One South with several years of real estate experience. She originally came to the real estate world from the non-profit affordable housing industry. She spent the first part of her career there helping first-time homebuyers purchase homes through organizations such as Better Housing Coalition and Community Housing Partners. In 2011, she became a certified Housing Counselor through Neighborworks and earned a MLO (Mortgage Loan Originator) license. This training allowed her to become very familiar with the best loan products and downpayment assistance grants for buyers. In 2012, she was named one of the Top 40 under 40 in housing by the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA).
She spent a year in between her undergraduate and graduate studies living and teaching English to elementary students in Lyon, France—an area where she got to explore her love of historic architecture. She earned a Masters in Architectural History and a certificate in Historic Preservation in 2006 from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. As a graduate student, she interned at the Virginia Historical Society and the Office of the Architect at UVA. Immediately after coming to Richmond in 2006, she spent four years working as a tour guide at the historic Maymont mansion.
Alison has a passion to see all people thrive in safe, sustainable and affordable housing. She loves that there’s no typical day in a Realtor’s life. Each day is different and you never know what the next day will bring! To her, it’s a sense of endless possibilities and a big part of what drives her work. When she’s not doing real estate work, Alison’s top priority is being with her husband, Chris, and their three young children–Norah, Cavan and Samuel.