Aly B. Snider

Associate Broker and Realtor

(434) 242.5989

About Aly B. Snider

Aly B.‘s keeping the REAL in Real Estate 

  • Reliable - I do what I say I am going to do.
  • Ethical - I always follow the law, use professional courtesy and abide by the Realtor Code of Ethics.
  • Authentic - My approach is straight forward and grounded. I am your advocate. I want to sell you the right house, not just any house. I want to help you place your house in the marketplace effectively so that it sells quickly and for the best price.
  • Local - I was born, raised and educated in Charlottesville. I have owned a business for 17 years. I know the area intimately. My personal and professional connections are powerful assets to the purchase and sale of real estate.


  • Owner of Aly B. Painting LLC for 20 years.
  • Associate Broker with 27 years of experience in the process of home building and remodeling, project management, contracts, estimating, budgeting, interior design, management of employees and subcontractors, and customer service.
  • Skillful opening and closing of contract negotiations.
  • Personal and data backed knowledge of the neighborhoods in Charlottesville and surrounding area.
  • Built the first “Tiny Home” in Charlottesville and manages it as a short-term rental business. Airbnb Superhost.


  • Charlottesville Public Schools
  • University of Virginia
  • Fluent in Spanish. Si necesitas ayuda en el proceso de la compra o venta de tu casa, yo puedo ayudarte.


  • Being with my family
  • Teaching private trumpet lessons to elementary through high school students
  • Playing the Trumpet in the band We Are Star Children
  • Participating in fund raising for local women, children and humanitarian efforts
  • Yoga,volleyball and camping

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What Clients Say about Aly B. Snider


Aly is simply amazing! I had no idea where to start, or what was involved in the whole process. On day one, she gave me a simple list of “chores” to get my house ready for sale. She then brought in staging furniture and transformed the house overnight. I received multiple offers, and was under contract within days of going on the market. Aly and her team went above and beyond my expectations, and made selling the house easy and exciting!


Aly is hands down the best Real Estate Agent I have ever worked with. Her background knowledge of building, contractors and quality of work are immensely helpful. She looks at any property, not only in terms of is it the right fit for you…but are you getting a fair price and quality home/finish. She tells you all the facts…good/bad, and how fast you need to act if you want something in this fast moving Charlottesville market, without ever feeling like a hard sell, or pushing a sale that is not in her client’s interests. If you want a Real Estate agent who actually knows homes…Aly is the way to go!


Aly listens, educates, and soars past all expectations as a realtor (and a contractor). She’s honest, hard working, experienced - and won’t lead you astray. She puts her clients’ well-being in front of her commission every single time. It’s impressive and such a rare trait.


7 months, 30 houses, 4 offers, 1 home! I can’t imagine a better partner in this journey than Aly. Numerous times throughout this process I have been so grateful to have Aly on my side. Since the very beginning she has taken the time to understand what my family and I need, and gone above and beyond to make it happen. She has relentlessly advocated for me and looked out for my best interest, insuring that I got a great home and am protected from issues. Throughout the entire process - which is a long, sometimes emotional journey - she has been completely invested in getting me the right home. She is always responsive and considerate, taking the time to explain everything every step of the way. I can’t imagine having tried to take this on without her. I highly recommend Aly to anyone buying or selling a home. There really is no one better to have on your side!


Thank you for helping us sell our house so quickly!

The pricing advise you provided was spot-on and your staging ability helped to enhance the warmth of our townhome. I also appreciate the expertise we received with the home warranty and your guidance through the home inspection process.

I’m a big fan and a happy customer!


My experience selling my townhouse with Donna Goings Real Estate LLC was excellent.


Knowledgable and creative

Reliable and hard working

Effective and prompt communicators

Aly’s realistic market pricing and simple staging of the vacant interior transformed the empty place, and may well have sold it - I received a full price offer and Contract on the first day on the market !

Real estate deals are often tedious and frustrating, but with Aly’s experienced and focused support, it was actually fun!

I won’t hesitate to call her in the future.


Aly took a house that had been on the market 5x over 10 years and sold it in 3 days. She is dedicated, thoughtful, hard-working, and always willing to go beyond what is simply obligated. She understands both the market and design trends, and her previous contractor experience was invaluable in the process of updating my house. Above all, Aly is trustworthy and a joy to work with. I could not recommend anyone in any context more than her.


Aly was everything I wanted during the selling process: a steady guide with a deep reservoir of knowledge about market trends, financing process, neighborhood history, and the psychology of negotiating, for starters. She had her eye on the long-term goal, but was always present in the moment and had time for my concerns and suggestions. Also, she was unfailingly calm and easy-going with me, but also hugely prepared and formidable on my behalf. This was the first time that I felt like I got my money's worth -- and then some! -- from having a realtor in my corner. She's my top recommendation out of a large handful of realtors that I know and have worked with.


Aly is truly a gem and a gift to Charlottesville Real Estate! I've worked with Aly on multiple searches both personally and for home hunting for my mother. She is very knowledgable on the Cville real estate market, but touring homes with her is where her sweetness really comes to life. With years of contracting experience, she's able to spot things that normal real estate agents could not. She's able to tell us on the spot ballparks of how much something would cost to fix, replace, renovate... Which has been super helpful in narrowing our search. She also will point out things that we never would have thought of that would have been problematic down the road (like street noise, electrical lines close by, etc). She's not just trying to make a sale - she really wants to find THE PERFECT house for you. (Not to mention she is an absolute blast to be around, funny, light hearted, and down for making the trek to see just about anything.) So happy we found Aly and hope that our paths cross again in future searches 😊


Aly rose to the challenge of helping me find a quirky home that was full of character. On visits to many homes she was straightforward about which quirks were positives and which ones indicated issues. She was a delight to partner with and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a home.


Aly TOTALLY rocks! She's such an amazing partner to work with! She made everything so easy (and FAST!) in selling my property. I have recommended her before and will continue to do so, and she is my go-to for my next real estate transaction.


This is my second time working with Aly. She helped me purchase this property in 2020 and then with selling it last month. She was great at explaining the selling process with me and keeping me updated when the property had showings. She gave me great advice on pricing and on negotiating the offer. Additionally, she was professional and patient with me as I wavered back and forth on if I wanted to sell or not. In the end I decided to sell and I’m very happy with the end result. I plan to work with Aly again when I’m ready to purchase my next investment property.


We had an excellent experience with Aly. She is a lifelong resident of Charlottesville and knows all there is to know about the area and the housing market. She has a great eye, is attentive to detail, and very thorough. We really appreciated her background in construction and her honesty in identifying any deficiencies in the homes we viewed. She is responsive and personable and we really enjoyed working with her!


We contacted Aly to help us purchase a home in Charlottesville so we could move closer to family. We couldn't have picked a better agent or ally. We highly recommend Aly if you are lucky enough to consider her!

Aly was incredibly professional and thoughtful: She made sure we understood the template legalese in all the contracts before we even signed with her to make sure we understood the language *before* being under contract for a house. We appreciated this since it was the first time we were buying a house and this would have been really overwhelming.

Aly then got a sense of what we wanted from a house with a set of questions. We continued to refine that list as we looked through houses and found more of what we did and did not want. Aly was not only patient with the process, but also wasn't afraid to discourage us from houses she thought were not a right fit.

Aly's extensive knowledge of house construction gave her an edge in the competition as well. She could let us know what was possible in terms of additions, renovations and improvements as well as flag high-cost repairs that we'd need to do in the first five years of ownership.

In terms of contract negotiation, Aly has a canny sense of what makes a good offer a great one. We felt as though she had our best interests at heart and made an incredible deal for us in a challenging market.

Even after we closed on the house, Aly continued to be a great friend in the process. Her network of contacts allowed us to find folks to help with repairs and improvements before we moved in. It gave us great peace of mind when we couldn't be there.

Overall, Aly's professionalism, focus on your personal preferences and extensive housing / market knowledge will give you an excellent experience.


We loved working with Aly to buy our first home. After an unsuccessful run with another realtor, we knew from the first conversation with Aly that we were in a good place. She listened to our needs and provided much needed professional advice as well as personal encouragement in a tough market! She is trustworthy, personable, and overall great at her job! Recommend 100%


Aly was amazing. She is so knowledgeable about what you are looking at when you tour houses, she has great advice about the offering and closing processes, and she is easy to get in touch with. She has great advice when you are on the fence with decisions and truly wants what’s best for her clients. I’m so glad to have had her helping me with the home buying process!!


Aly was a wonderful partner in the home buying process. She helped us find a great house, connected us with a good closing agent and home inspector and just generally served as a supportive guide throughout the entire process. Strongly recommend.


We worked with Aly during a very hectic and competitive real estate market to purchase a townhome. Aly was at the top of her game, sending every available listing that fit our criteria as well as thinking outside the box to find property. At every showing she guided us carefully through red flags and what would be a reasonable offer considering the market and real estate comps at the time. Once our property was secured, she continued to be very involved with every aspect of the closing process including recommendations of professionals. I would highly recommend her not only for her professional expertise but because she is caring, personable, and very easy to work with.


Aly is truly the BEST. My husband and I were new to the Charlottesville area when we began our house search. Aly knows the area inside and out and she had our absolute best interest when we were making this huge decision for our family. My husband and I had very different "needs" when picking out our house and Aly valued both of our lists. She helped us see a middle ground where neither of us had to compromise. We saw some amazing homes and Aly put in the behind the scenes research to ensure we were getting the amazing home we had envisioned. Our first offer went through and that's when Aly really pulled through as the BEST. She fought for us when we were dealing with some challenges. She definitely did the work for the buyer's agent and ensured we had a smooth closing during the crazy covid times. I recommend her to everyone. She makes the process enjoyable and exciting.


Aly was the best! I could not have chosen a better Real Estate agent to sell my childhood home. She understood my desire to find a buyer who would love the house as much as I do. She knew it was important to me that the house be saved if at all possible. Aly was very patient and kind through this emotional process. She was attentive and willing to answer questions. If I ever need to sell another house, Aly Snider will be the first person I call.


Aly B. Snider served as our Buyer's Agent to locate and purchase a home. I thought we could find our own home using and Zillow....I was wrong. We weren't getting anywhere. Aly continually communicated with new listings that checked our boxes. She has a total fiduciary attitude- always looking out for our interests in touring homes, talking to the Listing Agent on our behalf, and especially in contract negotiations. She knows the business cold and is very familiar with the greater Charlottesville area. She communicates well, is reliable, knowledgeable, and very smart. Highly recommend Aly!


Aly has worked diligently to help us find a home that fits our needs for aging in place that also gives us space for our growing family. Since we were indecisive at times, Aly researched the MLS to find homes that might work for us. Not only were we impressed with her diligence and patience, we were impressed with her level of knowledge regarding potential expenses to update, repair, or reconstruct areas in the homes to fit our needs. In one home, she identified a tree full of bees, noted the bushes planted all around the home attracts flies and questioned settling inside the home that might be indicative of a much larger and expensive problem. She has been committed to ensuring that we are able to purchase a home that not only meets our needs, but also doesn't become a money pit. Diligence, commitment, patience and expertise. That is what you can expect to get from Aly. Thank you for helping us find our new home, we appreciate you!


You won't find a better realtor than Aly. Period. In fact, she's really much more than a realtor. When you are working with her, she becomes your partner, pursuing your interest with zeal and tremendous integrity. She brings to bear both remarkable expertise in the housing market and her impressive knowledge of building and everything related to homes. It is like getting a realtor and contractor all in one! I have worked with other realtors before, and now that I have had the pleasure of working with Aly on several transactions, there's simply no going back. She's the best!


Aly is the finest realtor I have ever worked with. She took a house that I had on and off the market for several years and sold it in 3 days. Thorough and diligent beyond comparison, she is always willing to go beyond what is required. Her previous experience in the construction industry is also invaluable. She is consistently affable and a constant joy. I cannot recommend her highly enough.


Aly Snider is extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful real estate agent. We were searching for property from out-of-state and as a lifelong resident of Charlottesville, her knowledge of the region is exceptional. She listened to what we were looking for and helped us identify areas of the city and county to consider. In addition to scheduling in-person viewings, she was able to set up FaceTime viewings for us. We learned so much from her and got really helpful advice. I highly recommend working with her!


Aly Snider is one of the best realtors I have worked with as a professional stager in the Charlottesville area. She has a knowledgeable team and really works to market your home. Houses aren’t just listed and left for another realtor to sell- she gives 110% to every client. She is a hands on realtor who gets great results.


We had a great experience with Aly. Her knowledge of Charlottesville and her ability to look at homes through her general contractor lense were a huge help in deciding on which home to purchase. Always responsive and quick to offer up solutions. Highly recommend.


My husband and I met Aly at an open house early in our house hunting process. We knew that wasn’t the house for us but we both walking away thinking “that’s our realtor!” We got to know Aly and felt comfortable with her right away as she walked us through the whole process. She is open and honest and knows Charlottesville like the back of her hand. Her background in contract work helped us realize what changes could and could not be made as we searched for a dream home until finally she found it! She stuck with us through until the very end and made us feel so comfortable as first time buyers. 10/10 recommend!


Realtor Aly B Snyder did an excellent job in leading us to our new home purchase in Charlottesville VA. We highly recommend her. We bought our new home during the scariest phase of COVID-19 Pandemic and Ms. Snyder served as our Charlottesville representative. Using Zoom and other online tools, we selected, customized and purchased our home without once visiting Charlottesville. Her market knowledge, responsiveness, insight and extensive experience with selecting materials and building homes made us very comfortable as we navigated the purchase process. Ms. Snyder represented us with the builder and consistently followed-up to keep things on track. She recommended other excellent professionals that were needed to completed the purchase. We are delighted with our new home due in large part to the work of Ms. Snyder.


Aly made purchasing a home remotely so simple. She is knowlegable and well connected, and took us on multiple virtual video tours. When we found the house we liked, she took care of everything moving us forward. She was there every step of the way, helping make it our new home. Even going so far as to leave some food in the fridge for us for when we arrived. She is friendly and easy to work with and I can't recommend her more. We're very satisfied.


I had been trying for several years to sell the house my deceased wife and I had occupied since the late eighties. My wife had been ill with cancer for many years before she died and she had been the main caretaker of our house and grounds. It went to rack and ruin while I was trying to take care of her and it looked more like an extended storage space than a home. The house didn't sell.

I began working with Aly Snidor, at Donna Goings Realty, and everything turned around. She set a path for me to follow to get the house in the best shape to present it in the best light, all the while being extremely sensitive to the difficulty of winnowing through half a lifetime of living there. I could not have done this without Aly's constant support, encouragement, and, most importantly, knowledge and know-how! It was a learning curve; we did it together, and the house now belongs to a young couple who are remaking it in their own way just as my wife and I did when we were their age. Pretty sweet!

Aly constantly councilled an approach to getting the house ready for market that was consistent with my needs and values. I am in her debt. She was always there with solutions and excellent advice. She turned out to be indispensable to my goal of selling that house.
John D'earth


My husband and I were looking for an apartment close to UVA as our son is attending the university. During the process of looking for a place, finding it, and going through the different stages until we finally signed the papers at the closing company, Aly was there for us. She not only advised us but also acted in our behalf all the way. Aly was amazing and I will not only recommend her to anyone who is looking for to buy or sell a property but also I will go back to her next time I am buying or selling a property.
Thank you Aly for everything!! You are amazing!!


Aly is a Charlottesville native who knows how to make sure you get the best offer for you home (or make the best offer for your next home). She will also make sure your build or inspection are correct and thorough. As a previous home painter and fist hand experience in contracting, she knows what to look for.


Aly did a great job. Our piece of property was listed previously with several other agents and no offers. It was a difficult piece of property to sell due to City restrictions however Aly brought us several offers and made the sell happen. Thank you Aly


Working with Aly Snider has been a real pleasure. She is professional, personable, resourceful and knowledgeable. Aly is someone you won’t mind spending time with to find that perfect property. I would recommend working with Aly Snider.


Aly was not just a real estate agent, she was a program manager and arranged all the things. We are so grateful!

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