My name is Aric Martinez. I am originally from California but came to Virginia Beach with the US Navy in 1996. After getting out in 2005 after 10 years of service, I became a mortgage loan officer. After the market crash of 2008, I flipped houses for a couple of years before getting my real estate license in 2011. I have been with Creed Realty since 2014, and it's the best business decision I've ever made. I have been a Circle of Excellence Winner each year with the company, and in 2019 I won the Platinum Award putting me in the top 3% of Realtors for Hampton Roads. I love working with my clients, I consider myself a student of the industry because I am always seeking new information. I am frequently asked to teach classes about the industry and am heavily involved with the Realtor Association helping to fight for homeowner rights. I love this community while giving back in any way I can through involvement with multiple local charities. I live with my beautiful wife, 2 amazing boys, 2 dogs, and a cat in the northern part of Virginia Beach in a locals' favorite neighborhood called Chic's Beach.