As a 25-year resident of Northern Virginia, Lara enjoys helping families reach their home sale goals and find their perfect new home in the communities she knows so well!
Lara is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland, and found her way to Virginia thanks to attending James Madison University to study Mass Communications. After a 3-year stint in Charlottesville, VA, as a television reporter for NBC29, Lara and her husband relocated to Northern Virginia for
job opportunities in the technology and video production industries.
Lara and her husband have two sons and have enjoyed spending their children’s youth at the area ice rinks as their boys pursued their love of ice hockey. She is also a breast cancer survivor. Since diagnosis and successful treatment, Lara founded the charity event The October Saves Goalie Challenge to support cancer research and has become a member of The Inova Schar Cancer Institute advisory board. She is also a volunteer for the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps.
Lara loves the Northern Virginia community and is happy to share her deep knowledge of the area to help sellers and buyers.
See what some of Lara's past clients have said about working with her:
"My husband and I just bought our first home ever with the help of Lara Hopewell and the team at Spear Realty Group. Everyone buying a home in Northern Virginia knows that this market is intimidating and feels impossible. From the start, Lara was encouraging but realistic. She helped us make aggressive offers and be competitive. We found our dream home in a little less than a month! Lara was extremely responsive to our emails and phone calls, and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. The disappointing part about closing on our home is that we don't get to spend weekends with Lara anymore. Anyone shopping in the area would be very fortunate to have her on their team!" - Rachael U.
"Lara Hopewell and the team at Spear Realty Group sold my condo very quickly. They were all easy to work with and very professional. I highly recommend them!"- Ruth H.
"We recently worked with Lara Hopewell to buy our new home in Loudoun County and she was awesome to work with from day 1. She spent time giving her perspective on the market and easing my concerns about getting started for before we decided to get started and sign a contract with her. She was willing to see many houses throughout our search as we looked at too small and too large homes until we found one right in the middle.
Lara was fun to work with, she was always upbeat and helpful. More than anything we felt like Lara was 100% focused on our needs as a family, not about closing a quick deal, not about optimizing her commission, and not about what would have been easy. She felt like part of our family and that she was as invested in finding the right thing for us as we were. She was always thinking strategy for us when she saw we had some interest in a home, and her communication with the other agents was awesome as this approach helped us gain insights and positioning. She talked us through the strategy to make our offer to win against 7 other buyers and we still felt like we got great value for our home.
Our only regret is that we used a different agent to sell our prior home and it would have been much smoother and more positive experience with Lara by our side!"- Kathryn D.