- Principal Broker/Owner
- GRI, CRS, CRB, CREA, SFR
- REALTOR® Hall of Fame
- REALTOR® Emeritus
A lifelong resident of Stafford County, Jo D. Knight has been in the real estate business for over 45 years and started Aquia Realty, Inc. in 1971. During her career Jo has earned countless honors and served on a great number of committees and organizations including being a past President of the Fredericksburg Association of REALTORS. Currently, Jo serves as Vice President of the Stafford Hospital Foundation and a Member of the Stafford County Economic Development Authority.
My Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work. That said, in my experience as a Stafford real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Stafford areas, please contact me.
- Associate Broker, CREA
- REALTOR® Silver Circle
- REALTOR® Top Honors Society
A lifelong resident of Stafford County, Rusty Knight earned his Real Estate license while still in high school and has been in the real estate business for over 35 years.
My philosophy in life extends into every aspect of my real estate business. I believe that maintaining great relationships, following through, and setting high standards for myself is the key to success in my business and in life. As a native of Stafford County, I have the experience and knowledge in all facets of the area real estate market, selling a wide range of properties. In addition to working full time as a real estate broker, I also hold my Class A Contractor’s License and have built a great number of homes in the area as well as land development. I have also designed and built commercial and industrial properties. This experience gives me a greater understanding of the real estate process from start to finish. My commitment to service, sales and satisfaction are paramount.
When not doing real estate I enjoy spending time with my family, golf, boating and watching my children in their school activities, sports and in all their achievements.
- REALTOR® Top Producers Award
- REALTOR® Top Honors Society
- REALTOR® Top Producers Society
- REALTOR® Honors Society
Chad has been a real estate agent for over 24 years.
I have been a licensed Realtor for 24 years, and came to work full time with Dad and Jo at Aquia Realty, Inc., July 2000. I have received several outstanding sales awards, Top Producer, Top Honors Society, and enjoy seeing the emotion of my buyers and sellers when the keys are passed from one to another…I have a special feeling helping our veterans find homes for their families in our community. I enjoy the professional service I provide to all of my clients, and consider it an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve each client. There is nothing more important to me than a having a satisfied client, as they continue to refer me to their friends and family.
In my leisure time, I enjoy playing golf with my two sons, Steven and Jarrad, and my wife Terry. I like to swim, fish, go to car shows, collect old tools, and go the Outer Banks each year with all my family including my 5 grandsons and granddaughter.
Brad Johnson – Realtor®
Brad brings a unique set of skills to Aquia Realty. Brad has over 30 years of experience in economic development, land development and transportation planning, and historic preservation. Brad has worked closely with both the commercial and residential development communities, as well as individual businesses and land owners. Brad has worked closely with the Board of Supervisors, the Economic Development Authority and the Planning Commission to encourage redevelopment and attract investment. He was also involved with attracting numerous retail and office businesses to the County.
His energy and enthusiasm for our area is contagious. Brad is a veteran of the US Air Force and has degrees in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.
He and his wife Rosemary, originally from Michigan, have lived in Stafford for 20 years after having spent a decade in Colorado. His hobbies include woodworking, genealogy and helping tend Rosemary’s horses.
Rosemary Johnson – Realtor®
I love Virginia, the history is amazing as are the people. I specialize in equestrian properties and would love to help you find that perfect farm to enjoy your horse. I also love to help first time buyers find their dream home, the look in their eyes when they get "their" keys! Wow.... Let me know how I can help you get that "look" on your next home.
Colin Knight – Realtor®
Colin is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a double degree in Real Estate and Building Construction Management. Basically born and raised in the Aquia Realty office building, Colin is proud to work alongside his family to provide excellence in customer service. From residential to land to commercial and industrial, Colin has been trained in it all.
Lori Bartholomew – Realtor®
Reggy Hylton – Realtor® Property Management
Paul Clark – Realtor®
Todd Frantz – Realtor®
Todd Frantz, is a first-generation REALTOR® who combines his love for the industry along with his passion for technology and education. Before getting into the real estate business in 2011, Todd previously worked as a Senior Instructional Systems Designer for the Department of Transportation. In this capacity, Todd designed e-Learning courses and instructed at various Federal and State locations throughout the United States. Prior to that he was in the US Army for 26 years and completed his service in the grade of Chief Warrant Officer 3.
He is an active agent with Aquia Realty, Inc., representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, and considers education – both clients and other real estate agents – an important part of his role as a REALTOR®.
When not helping clients with their Real Estate needs, he also sells commercial and personal lines insurance as the owner of Frantz & Company LLC dba GlobalGreen Insurance Agency. Todd has two grown children who are both active duty officers in the Army and Navy. He currently lives in Stafford (Aquia Harbour) with his wife Song Ha, and their dog Spot