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Welcome to The Patterson Group

One of the most trusted and admired real estate teams in the area!

The Patterson Real Estate Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving the community of Alexandria, VA for more than 30 years.

Each member of our team is passionate about helping people discover the enjoyable lifestyle offered in Alexandria – we’re here to make sure you find a home in this wonderful community. We take pride in providing each of our clients with an unparalleled level of service, so they can find a home in the quickest, smoothest, and most efficient way possible.

Northern Virginia Realtors

Here are some of the members of our team:


Phyllis Patterson
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Senior Vice President
Phyllis Patterson has over 30 years of real estate experience. She specializes in properties in historic Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, along the scenic George Washington Parkway, and throughout Northern Virginia, and offers extensive knowledge of waterfront homes, residential land development, and custom home building. Phyllis is a Life Member of NVAR’s Top Producers and was named by Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends as the #113th agent in the country in 2017. She is also a graduate of the Realtors Institute of Virginia, a designation held by only 12% of realtors in the state. Phyllis has four children and currently lives in Alexandria with her husband and dog.
Brittany Patterson
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Vice President

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Britt is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she majored in Business Marketing and minored in Real Estate. She joined the family business in 2008 after spending two years working in the political fundraising field. Brittany is the Vice President of The Patterson Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, as well as an accredited staging professional.

Brittany is a contributing member to the Alexandria Stylebook and Old Town Boutique District. She was an honoree of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 “40 Under 40” celebrating the city’s emerging business leaders, and is the current president of Junior Friends of The Campagna Center. Additionally, she is a founding member of Mount Vernon Estate’s Underground Committee.

She is a proud resident and a true product of the community of Alexandria. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Geoff (who is also from Alexandria), and their puggle, Paisley. Together, they enjoy time shopping in the local stores, indulging in the local culinary scene, attending charity events, and visiting the Old Town Farmers Market.

Maria Bowman
VA Realtor
Maria Bowman is known for her tireless work ethic and ability to offer a full-service real estate experience, always going above and beyond for her clients. She has worked with The Patterson Group since 2013 and consistently displays a keen and comprehensive knowledge of every facet of the real estate process.  Because Maria grew up in a military family, she is well-acquainted with the moving process, but she has always called Alexandria home. She spent most of her childhood living in Waynewood before attending Villanova University, where she played on the lacrosse team for four years. Maria currently lives in Old Town Alexandria. When she is not working, she enjoys dining at Old Town’s many restaurants and running along the George Washington Parkway. She is also an active member of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center.
Joanne Sawczuk
VA & DC Realtor
Joanne joined The Patterson Group in 2014 and maintains both her Virginia and D.C. real estate licenses. Prior to becoming a realtor, she received a Finance degree from Villanova University and enjoyed a distinguished career as one of the top-grossing National Account Managers for Xerox Corporation. She first became a licensed realtor in her home state of New York in 1987 and moved to Alexandria over 18 years ago, where she currently lives with her husband. Joanne has three children and is an avid participant in community events. She volunteers on the gala committee of the American Horticultural Society and the Walk to Bust Cancer. Formerly, she served on Waynewood Elementary School’s PTA Board and on the Fort Hunt Athletics coaching staff. Joanne is dedicated to several local charities, hosting an annual golf tournament to raise money for The Kennedy Krieger Institute, fundraising for Operation Christmas Hope, and supporting The Lab School of Washington.
Melissa Lepore
VA Realtor and Contract Coordinator
Melissa grew up in Alexandria and has substantial knowledge of all things local. Having worked on the lending side of things before obtaining her real estate license in 2011, Melissa has extensive experience in many facets of the real estate industry. She also spent five years as a sales manager serving VIP guests at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, and has brought that “hospitality mentality” with her to real estate. Throughout her career, her main focus has been customer service; as an agent and The Patterson Group’s Contract Coordinator, client satisfaction is her main goal. In her free time, Melissa loves to cook and explore Virginia wineries.  
Paige Patterson
VA & DC Realtor

Born into a real estate family, Paige Patterson has real estate in her DNA. After growing up in Alexandria, Virginia and attending college at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she played lacrosse and studied Journalism and Entrepreneurship, Paige spent a year and a half working in commercial real estate. At CBRE, she gained valuable insight into both the D.C. and Virginia real estate markets. Paige began working for The Patterson Group, alongside her mother, Phyllis, and sister, Brittany, in 2018.