VPR Background


Our Philosophy

The VPR Difference

Virtual Properties Realty was founded in 1999 by mother son broker team, Karen Burks and Steve Wagner. After being with Re/Max for nearly 10 years they began to realized that the Re/Max franchise was just too large to keep up with the newest trends in technology. So they designed a company with specific enhancements in order to form a “more perfect real estate agency”. They set out to create something better for their agents and clients. Today Steve & Karen pride themselves for not only keeping up with cutting edge technology, but for providing their agents with superior training and broker support. Virtual Properties now operates as three unique companies Virtual Properties Realty.com, Virtual Properties Realty.net, Virtual Properties Realty.biz. 


Our Company Name

The VPR Story

Many people are curious about how the name "Virtual Properties Realty" came about. In 1999, when Steve and Karen started their company, Virtual Tour photography for listings did not exist. A very expensive Virtual Tour camera with Virtual Tour software, however, did exist - so Steve decided to buy a Virtual Tour camera, thereby becoming one of the first Realtors in Georgia to do Virtual Tours for his listings. Thus the name Virtual Properties Realty became the company name.

VPR Mission Statement

We will always strive to do what is right and whatever level of success we achieve, at the end of the day, it will be our honesty and integrity that matters most. We owe our clients no less. Virtual Properties will always seek to be a leader in the implementation of technology coupled with the expertise of our experienced Realtors and Brokers. Most of all, Virtual Properties wants to succeed through managed growth. We never want to become a Mega Real Estate Company where the human element is lost. We are planning to stay "Not too Big, Not too Small, But Just Right".

VPR Charities

Because many of our agents and staff feel thankful for their many blessings they have chosen to give back and donate regularly the following charities:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
  • Delmar Gardens
  • Gwinnett Humane Society