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Michael Hippchen

Homesnap Excellence in Client Service (2020)

Michael is all things Richmond. His entire family has called Richmond “home” for over 40 years, mostly in Midlothian, where Michael grew up. After a four-year pit stop earning his communications degree in Blacksburg, Michael settled back home to Richmond and started his career in property management and writing freelance for Richmond.com and Virginia Tourism about this great city! Michael has lived in the Fan, Carytown, Shockoe Bottom, Downtown, and Church Hill, as well as in Charlottesville where he started his real estate career at a boutique agency in town. When not championing for Richmond, Michael loves to spend time with his wife and son and two cats, go to Maymont Park, dine out at Richmond’s incredible food scene, and take photos. His love for Richmond knows no bounds and he is excited to make you smitten with this city!


If I was a drink, I would be...

Jack & Coke - trusted, reliable, traditional and appealing.

My favorite Richmond restaurant is...


My hobbies include...

#dadlife (baby boy); Anything outdoors - hiking, biking, golf, basketball; live music, eating out at all the great Richmond restaurants.

My favorite charity is...

SOAR365 & Greater Richmond SCAN.

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be...

A sports writer!

My favorite Richmond event is...

Tie: Friday Cheers & Richmond Folk Festival.

I bet you didn't know...

My wife and I met almost 10 years ago when I walked into a salon to get a haircut...she was my stylist!

What Our Clients Love About Michael

Working with Michael to buy our new home was a great experience. He went above and beyond in a lot of ways, and walked us through the process step-by-step.  Even during a pandemic, Michael made the home-buying process a breeze. Thanks to Michael, we are moving into a great house in our dream neighborhood.

- Jessica Stevenson

Michael Hippchen is one of the best realtors in Richmond! We just closed on our first house with Michael and it went a lot easier than I anticipated. Let’s first start with Michael’s knowledge about the central Virginia area. He understands all the neighborhoods in-depth on every level from schools, fun things, parks, home prices, and market research. When we picked out neighborhoods, he set up the perfect tours to get a feel for what we liked. Secondly, he is very hands-on and will guide you through the entire process……and make it simple. This was a big deal for us buying our first home and just living busy lives. Every request was jumped on immediately and completed thoroughly. I know for any real estate needs….Michael Hippchen is the guy!

- William Roberts