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  • "Working with Bette and Betsy put me totally at ease because I was totally confident in them."  -Evan S.
  • "This is a true team-both are strong realtors in their own right." -Lauren G.
  • "Betsy rocks!" James B.
  • "Awesome. No drama. Helpful every step of the way. Very professional and gave honest opinions." Elizabeth and Richard H.
  • "Bette and Betsy were both very personable and professional.  They were perceptive to my needs and wants and were also very knowledgable for a first time home buyer." Evan S.
  • "Betsy's expertise in Old Town was invaluable.  It was very apparent why she and her mom have such a fantastic reputation."  -Tricia B.
  • "Bette and Betsy are great in every way." - Shelley Y.
  • "Betsy worked very hard dealing with our very difficult buyer. The transaction would have fallen apart if not for her persistence." Carol H and David T.
  • "Betsy was wonderful to work with. Very professional." -Coleen M.
  • "The transaction went incredibly smoothly and I knew where I stood throughout the process." -Wendy R.
  • "I have bought and sold 6 other properties and working with Bette and Betsy was by far the best sale/buy. Personally they are delightful to work with." -Heather C.
  • "Love the home warranty and help with subcontractors." -Sherwood T.
  • "Both Bette and Betsy were awesome to work with.  Their knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate went a long way.  We'll definitely work with them again." S. Goodman & J. Luckett
  • "I have made 6 corporate moves and Betsy is hands down the best realtor I have worked with. She worked tirelessly to ensure I was paying a fair price and getting a quality property." Tricia B.
  • "Very efficient and professional.  They know what to do and I had a contract in 6 days!" -Penny S. 
  • "Service above and beyond my expectations-highly recommend. Customized level of service to the needs of their clients. Excellent communication and very professional." -Gwen A.
  • "We were in the process of moving out of state and Bette and Betsy took care of everything for us regarding the closing. We didn't worry-they are so trustworthy." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "Bette and Betsy are easy to get in touch with and fast moving." -David M.
  • "We enjoyed the experience of two professional agents who worked together to accomplish our mission." -Katie and Clark O.
  • "Bette and Betsy were very professional and made themselves available to me at the hours that worked best for me and through whichever form of communication I chose." -Wendy R.
  • "Betsy certainly goes above and beyond. Wouldn't use anyone else."  -Julia and Dan L.
  • "First class.  Betsy worked with us for a long time, so we got to know her well.  Her knowledge and professionalism were outstanding."  Julia and Dan L.
  • "They really know the business and what they are doing. They came highly recommended-they exceeded our expectations." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "Very professional. Incredibly knowledgable. We had worked with many Realtors and none of them compared to Bette and Betsy. They are fabulous. I would recommend them to everyone." -Jessica J.
  • "Betsy has a strong set of ethics and was excellent in providing her professional opinion at all the right moments. We love our home!" -Lauren G.
  • "Bette and Betsy represent you not only in making a smart howeowner decision but also in the negotiating process-your agents really are on your side."  -Meleah and Mark B.

Betsy Gorman
(703) 861-4825

Bette Gorman
(703) 585-2235

Long & Foster
400 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-0400 - Phone
(703) 763-5750 - Fax

Meet Us

Betsy Gorman, Associate Broker

I am a native Alexandrian who grew up with real estate always in the background. From a very young age, I tagged along with my dad to do minor repairs on investment properties and went on appointments with Bette when the babysitter was unavailable.

However, before succumbing to the inevitable lure of real estate, I tried a different course that took me to Georgetown University for undergraduate studies and then to Austin, Texas to attend law school. After graduating with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, I clerked for a federal judge and worked for five years in the tax section of a large D.C. law firm. In 2005, I decided to leave the active practice of law and join Bette in her real estate business. We had always known we had the same strong work ethic, attention to detail and passion for real estate. By working together, we have discovered we truly complement each other strengths and together work smarter to exceed our clients’ expectations.

My two sons and I live in Old Town. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside and am always looking forward to my next hike or bike ride.

Bette Gorman, Certified Residential Specialist

I originally hail from Bangor, Maine and spent my childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee (go Vols!). After graduating from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, I moved to Alexandria in 1963 when Tysons Corner was (literally) a corner where two country roads intersected. I taught Spanish at the now defunct Groveton High School in Alexandria and then started my real estate career in 1968. Over the past 45+ years, I have personally witnessed the explosive growth of Northern Virginia into the special place it is today.

During my long career in real estate estate, I have consistently been a Top Producer and a member of the $10 Million + Club of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. In 2012, I was designated an Emeritus Member of the National Association of Realtors in recognition of my distinguished career.

When I am not selling real estate, I am an active participant in the Alexandria adult rowing program, UT alumni organizations, an enthusiastic movie fan with the Sunday Cinema Club and an avid international traveller usually planning my next adventure.