Community spirit: Helping buyers find a home, marketing homes or serving as a local leader, Loretta Trayer is dedicated to the interests of her clients and community. "The greatest reward of my career is helping people secure the American dream," Loretta says. "Whether the need is to buy or to sell, whether it's commercial or residential, I make it happen." Loretta's career in real estate goes back more than 20 years. A broker since 1994, she serves clients in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Her extensive experience has garnered her several leadership roles within professional real estate organizations. For several years Loretta served as a delegate to the Virginia Association Realtors. Trayer chaired the Strategic Planning Committee for the Bristol Association of Realtors and has twice held the position of President for the association. Loretta served on the state level for both Virginia and Tennessee; a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors Professional Development Advocacy Group and a delegate to Tennessee conventions. Her most coveted award is the "Realtor of the Year Award" from the Bristol Association of Realtors. "I am sensitive to the confidential needs of my clients," Loretta says. "I bring a level of maturity to my job that allows my clients to have that confidence." Loretta plays an active part in her community. She has been a member of the Frontier Health Board of Directors, the Rocky Mount Board of Trustees, served seven years on the Board of Governors for the Wellmont Foundation. As a member of Rotary Club, Loretta has been named a Paul Harris Fellow. Her other community activities include work with the former Tri-Cities Food Bank (now Second Harvest), the Girl's Club of Bristol and the Bristol Regional Medical Center Foundation, where she served as Treasurer, President and Gala Chairperson. When Loretta is not serving her community she loves to relax by reading and needlepoint. Although, she lives in Bristol, Virginia with her 7 year old Shih Tzu: Penny, she works throughout the North Carolina Highlands, East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.