Valerie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent most of her childhood in New Jersey before relocating to North Carolina in 1986. She graduated with honors from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to her real estate career she owned a company called TextWorks which provided documentation and training materials for the banking industry. She sold this company in 1998, embarked on her career in real estate and quickly became a consistent Top Producer.
In August 2006, Valerie decided to turn her dream of owning her own real estate company into a reality and founded HM Properties. The company began as a small boutique agency with six agents and has grown to be an award-winning real estate agency with over 85 agents and 8 staff members. This office is located off Fairview Road in the heart of SouthPark and we are opening a second office in the new Waverly development off Providence Road in the Ballantyne/Union County area in the April 2018.
Early in 2014, Valerie was one of the founders of the Yes I Can Play Foundation, a local non-profit that believes all children should be able to play sports. They raise funds to help children participate in youth sports programs.
Valerie and her husband, Joe Pellegrini, married in 2011, and live in the Foxcroft neighborhood with their four boys: Calvin (22); Spencer (19); Joey (18) and Nicky (15). Joe is a Managing Director for Robert W. Baird. Valerie’s interests include traveling, writing, and watching professional sports. A season ticket holder of Hornets and Panthers, she enjoys attending these games and spending quality time with her family and Bailey, their German Shepherd.