Who We Are

Looking for the right team?

Buying and selling a home is exciting, but for some it can be overwhelming. When you’re ready to make that move, you need an agent who can be your partner and advocate in the process—guiding you through each step. The Charlie Bickel Real Estate Team can provide the support you need—with thorough communication and a strong focus on service. With a wealth of knowledge of the Richmond area, you can feel confident they will help you find the home and location that’s right for you.

Charlie Bickel

Principal Broker & Founder

Charlie serves as the Principal Broker and Founder. He has over 5 years of real estate experience working throughout the Richmond, Virginia area. Charlie has previous experience in Project Management which helps with his organization in multiple transactions. In his off hours he enjoys traveling, playing golf and fishing. He currently resides in Midlothian, Virginia with his wife and two boys.

Our mission is to make every client feel like the ONLY client. Listening to our clients’ needs allows us to help them achieve their goal—finding the home of their dreams.

– Charlie Bickel, Principal Broker & Founder

Meet Our Team

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Realtor

Cara was born and raised in Pennsylvania and made her way to Virginia after graduating from Clarion University in 2003.  Cara began her career in Real Estate in 2014 and has since become a licensed real estate agent and has taken on many different roles in the operations area of the business. 

Cara is passionate about giving her clients an amazing home buying/selling experience by listening to their needs and thinking outside the box. She is knowledgeable about the industry as a whole and has built trusted relationships with vendors to assist her clients every step of the way.

Outside of work, Cara is a mom to 2 beautiful girls and their Boston Terrier, Rambo. She serves at her local church and volunteers with Mission RVA and Jacob’s Chance. She enjoys helping others succeed, working out, traveling, trips to the beach, sporting events, reading, trying new restaurants, and quality time with friends/family.

Liz Bickel
Liz Bickel

Realtor & Relocation Specialist

Liz was born and raised in Chesterfield County.  She is new to real estate and is thrilled for this opportunity.  Liz was a recruiter and account manager for the past 16 years and has connected many employees to wonderful employers. 

Liz is a master matchmaker and looks forward to helping you find or sell your home. In her off hours she enjoys traveling, playing tennis and watching her boys take part in their favorite sports. She currently resides in Midlothian, Virginia with her husband and two boys.

Terry Donahue
Terry Donahue

Realtor & Luxury Home Specialist

Terry epitomizes integrity, energy, & service in every aspect of a real estate transaction. Specializing in luxury homes & country club properties, Terry tirelessly leverages his extensive knowledge & market savvy when representing buyers & sellers of these unique high-end homes.

Terry graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and is an active member of the National Association of Realtors and the Richmond Association of Realtors.

Terry is a family man, with a devotion to his faith and to his two huge Bernese Mountain dogs, Lucky and Tank. Terry was both an All-American soccer player & golfer, who parlayed his skills into a hugely successful career as a PGA teaching & playing professionally. In making the industry leap from medical equipment sales to real estate, Terry has enjoyed high levels of professional success, having brokered some of the largest residential sales in Charlotte, NC. His past clients consist of NBA, NFL, Nascar, & PGA Tour players.

Tina Donahue
Tina Donahue

Realtor

Tina moved to Richmond in 2005 after growing up in Rochester, New York. She brings with her 20+ years of experience in Sales & Marketing Communications. Tina makes her clients her #1 priority throughout the entire home buying or selling process. Her attention to detail, succinct written & verbal communication, friendly but firm negotiations, and focus on your individual needs make Tina the top choice as your REALTOR®.

When not providing top-tier service to her clients, Tina loves to spend time cooking healthy & delicious foods, running, and reading. She enjoys exploring Richmond’s foodie scene & historic sites with her 3 children. Tina is a commercial actor and has done several national and local commercials, a side job that she loves.

In addition to her hobbies, Tina spends her free time volunteering in her community. She serves on the Communication Committee for the Richmond Association of Realtors (RAR) and the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Tina also volunteers at CARNITAS—making meals & fellowship with the homeless in the greater Richmond area).

Noelle Shavlik
Noelle Shavlik

Realtor

As a Richmond native, having lived on both sides of the James, Noelle knows this town like no one else. She prides herself on knowing the local market and understanding her client’s needs. While real estate consists of buying or selling a home, she knows this is likely the largest investment her clients will ever make. It’s for this reason that she strives to be someone in whom her clientele and colleagues can put their trust. Noelle has worked with buyers and sellers at all price points and delivers the same professional service across the board. 

When she is not working, you can find her volunteering at church and other organizations. She enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, snow skiing, and being with friends and family. Noelle resides in Midlothian with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

Byron Edwards
Byron Edwards

Realtor

Byron was born in Charlottesville and moved to Chesterfield County in 1977.  Byron graduated from Longwood University in 1993 where he played soccer for the Lancers.  He has been in the financial services industry for the past 29 years, most recently with BB&T.  After purchasing a vacation home, Byron developed a real passion for real estate.  This passion and love of cultivating relationships sparked his desire to make a career change and join the Charlie Bickel team.  Byron actively serves at his church (Chapel) and is on the Longwood Athletic Advisory Board. 

He loves playing golf, traveling, watching his daughter play soccer at the University of Miami, and is looking forward to visiting his son in Fort Worth where he will be attending Texas Christian University.  Byron currently resides in Midlothian with his wife, Mandy.  He is looking forward to helping you with all your home buying and selling needs.