Charlotte Bonini
Charlotte Bonini
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About Me

My philosophy is simple: my clients come first. Communication is key. I pledge to put you first and to communicate with you regularly. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the complete satisfaction of my clients. Let my eye for detail and penchant for excellent service help guide you. With over 20 years of experience working in the fields of historic preservation, design, management and sustainability, real estate comes naturally. Allow me to show you that I can exceed your expectations.

The Road Less Traveled

Architecture, art, design and community are in my blood. Raised in the Midwest, I grew up immersed in architecture, art, design and community. Early exposure to small local businesses fostered a passion for good donutshandmade sausages, the most perfect ice cream (even Oprah thinks so!) and above all else the value of community.

My parents, a Midwestern father with a love of architecture and the hunt for treasure and a West Indian mother who shared the rich variety of her Bajan heritage, created a vibrant home. These influences were paramount to my exposure to the world and a desire to create my own adventures.

After pursuing my B.A. in Art History at Sweet Briar College and a transformational year studying in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, I decided to return to Scotland to pursue a graduate program in architecture – determined to demonstrate that historic preservation and the retention of the existing built environment are vital and sustainable practices.

Scotland quickly became home. I enrolled at the Mackintosh School of Architecture to pursue my research. Glasgow was on the cusp of great things and working hard to revive itself. It had been the European City of Culture in 1990 and I had a front row seat to watch the continued transformation of the city. After leaving Glasgow, I lived in New York City, later moved to Downeast Maine, then on to Washington D.C and Northern Virginia. It is the sum total of these experiences in urban and rural environs that have helped me accomplish my PhD. as well as shape my vision and passion for historic preservation, sustainability, neighborhoods and community investment.

Surf or ski?


Coffee or tea?



Dr. Chocolate

Favorite city?

Anywhere in Scotland

Guilty pleasure?

Reading in quiet

Dog or cat?


Customer Ratings

Charlotte Bonini has been rated by 6 customers


“Charlotte has a wonderful can-do attitude. She got me into my townhouse in record time. I love her patience and calm. Will most certainly have the pleasure of working with her again if I need another property. ”
Liz Leon, Manassas, VA (Buyer)
“Charlotte Bonini is an AMAZING agent! I could not have gotten through this process without Charlotte's help, support, and dedication. She really went above and beyond as my agent, and contributed to me having such a positive experience through the entire home buying process. I cannot thank her enough!!! She is incredible and very warm hearted, and is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry and market. I am so appreciative for her because of how she got me through this process with such ease and really made it happen for me. She is very responsive, and always takes into consideration the needs and wants of her clients. Her level of customer service is truly unmatched, and she walked me through every single step of the home buying process! She is extremely professional and personable, and made this entire process super quick and easy. I was really lucky to have gone through the home buying process with her, as she gave me the tools, information, attention, consistency, resources, and support that I do not think I would be able to get from ANY other agent. Charlotte is truly someone special. I look forward to doing future business with her, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend/refer her in the future! ”
Duke Tate, Aldie VA (Buyer)
“Ms. Bonini was able to provide us with the attention to detail we needed. She addressed all our questions related to the community as well as the process we would take to close on this property. I would, without reservation, recommend Ms. Bonini to anyone considering the purchase of a home. ”
Will & Doris - Herndon, Va. (Buyer)
“Charlotte, We would like to thank you for helping us make the move from Virginia to Texas. We absolutely love our town home in Virginia, and were concerned about how we could find the right tenants to not only help us make our mortgage payment, but also take care of our home. Your pro-active efforts to help market our home to prospective tenants and ensure that we understand all the nuances of being a landlord are greatly appreciated. You made the entire process a lot easier, and we feel that our home is in safe hands. It was a pleasure working with you and we will be glad to recommend your services to anyone we know, and we hope that you have continued success in all your endeavors. Best, Kavitha & Gopi Banda”
Kavitha & Gopi Banda (Seller)
“She has been a great support even addressing issues after the contract.l”
Jeff Dietz-Leesburg (Buyer)


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