FBC Graduate! Hometown Realty Has a New Location!

FBC Graduate! Hometown Realty Has a New Location!

We are thrilled to share that Darlene Smithwick, owner of Hometown Realty has secured a new location for her full-service realty company. After only two years as a client in the entrepreneur program at the Franklin Business Center, Darlene’s 28 years of real estate experience plus her reputation for honesty, trustworthiness and personal service have quickly allowed her to transition into a higher-profile location at 1010 Armory Drive in Franklin with her team of friendly, knowledgeable agents…ready to serve!


Darlene Smithwick, a licensed broker since 2001, was a recipient of the coveted Diamond Award from the Hampton Roads Realtor Association having received the “Circle of Excellence” award for ten years running. She also received the Tidewater News’ “Hometown Choice Awards” for Best Real Estate Agent in Western Tidewater in 2021, and Best Real Estate Agent and Best Real Estate Broker in 2023.


“Real estate has always been a passion of mine”, says Darlene, who shares that she used to love to seeing houses being built when her dad was a contractor, “but nothing means more to me than a happy client that sends referrals my way”. When Darlene isn’t helping folks find their dream home, she’s hanging out with friends, playing cards, or spending time with her three wonderful granddaughters!

Want to meet the team at Hometown Realty?

Join the festivities on Tuesday, June 18th at 11:00 AM at 1010 Armory Drive in Franklin as we celebrate the growth and success of this dynamic team and new location with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony followed by a complimentary lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs… fresh off the grill!

For more information about Hometown Realty, to find your next dream home or to list an available property, contact Darlene Smithwick at 757-620-9332 or visit online.