Coming from a family of real estate professionals, Reamie Joy Tabin gained early experience rehabbing homes and properties with her family. From there, she pursued higher education at Tidewater Community College, where she earned an Associate of Science in interior design, magna cum laude. She also achieved an Associate of Arts in professional designation in merchandising and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Ms. Tabin subsequently began her career as the owner of Blue Ivory Couture, LLC, in 2008 and ran the business until 2016.
During this time, Ms. Tabin attained additional certification in Jikiden Reiki, a traditional Japanese holistic therapy. She worked with a teacher locally, and together they began running courses to teach Reiki in the traditional Japanese way and created events where the general public could come and experience Reiki treatments for free. In 2015, she established the Reamie Joy Wellness Agency, where she provides a range of wellness therapies and alternative treatments for stress and emotional management to complement traditional medical care. That same year, Ms. Tabin also became an independent consultant with Arbonne International, LLC, a cosmetics company.
In 2019, Ms. Tabin achieved her real estate license and briefly served as an agent with Keller Williams Realty, Inc., where she realized that she would much rather work with a team than as a solo agent. From 2019 to 2020, she was a licensed real estate agent with Siebert Realty before joining Align Real Estate, which is brokered by eXp Realty. Remaining with Align Real Estate to this day, she serves as both a realtor and certified mentor and has cultivated significant expertise in residential real estate, particularly waterfront properties and vacation rentals. Ms. Tabin considers the highlight of her career to be the work she has done with the military community, helping service members manage permanent change of station moves that require complete relocation and finding a new home.
For her excellence, Ms. Tabin has been the recipient of a number of honors and accolades throughout her career. Early on, she was recognized for her academic excellence through induction into Phi Theta Kappa, an international collegiate honor society. More recently, she was named an Icon Agent by eXp Realty, a Top 3% Buyer’s Agent in 2021 and a Top Agent Award Winner in the Top 15% in 2022. Throughout everything, Ms. Tabin has made a name for herself for her authenticity, compassion, and understanding, and notes that her ultimate goal has been to reach a point in her career that allows her the ability to be creative and have free time.
Looking toward the future, Ms. Tabin hopes to get involved in rebuilding homes as well as working with military veterans suffering from PTSD. Something she loves about the real estate industry is that it allows her to create opportunities to help her community. With a strong belief that one’s environment can have a significant impact on wellbeing, her next step is to create a workspace that provides entrepreneurs and independent consultants and/or contractors with a calm and relaxing environment that helps facilitate productivity in a healthy and mindful way and can help professionals reignite their passion for their work. Notably, Ms. Tabin would advise young and aspiring professionals to figure out what they want and then create a map of what they consider important and stick to it, allowing everything to fall into place.
To remain up to date with new developments in her areas of expertise, Ms. Tabin maintains professional affiliation with several professional organizations, including the Hampton Roads Realtors Association and the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan. She takes pride in the fact that her study of Reiki was exclusively in the Japanese tradition with no Western influence. When she is not working, Ms. Tabin enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, swimming and collecting crystals. Her favorite crystal is citrine, which represents protection, growth and wealth.