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Like Father, Like Son

Larry and Alan King Provide Locals with Dedicated, Trustworthy, Top-Notch Real Estate Services

Article by Joanna Tannenbaum

Photography by Nia Negrette Photography

Originally published in Midlothian Lifestyle

If there’s one thing Larry King and his son Alan have in common, it’s their steadfast and eager commitment to work hard at whatever job they pursue. Both men began working at fourteen; Larry painted houses, and Alan started a lawn care business. After serving in the US Army for two years and successfully climbing up the grocery chain, Larry retired from Richfood as a top executive with 40 years in the field. Alan was well into a banking career at the Federal Reserve during this time. Since both men always had the desire to own their own companies, the father and son decided Larry’s retirement was the perfect opportunity to go into business together. “I was looking for a challenge, and Alan approached me to get into real estate, which we both liked,” Larry says. “Being in buying and negotiating most of my life and Alan in banking it seemed like a perfect fit.”

At the beginning of their venture, Larry and Alan gained experience and knowledge from some of the leading brokers in the Richmond area. Today, Larry King Realty holds a broker's license with ten designations. The team has been a five-star professional in customer service for ten years. As long-time residents of the area, Larry and Alan understand and know how to handle the market. "Our clients know we will get them the maximum price for their home or get the best deal on buying a home," Larry expresses. "We try to be the best we can be every day. It takes years to be a great realtor, but only one call to get the right real estate team."

Away from real estate, Larry and Alan enjoy vacationing, boating, jet-skiing, fishing, boating, and playing competitive putt-putt golf together. Larry has been married to his wife Mary for 54 years, and they love spending time with Alan and his family, his wife Kari, eight-year-old son Roger, and dog Clover. It takes a special bond to work and spend leisure time together, and Larry and Alan are the perfect examples of what it is to be a team. "The only challenge we have is challenging each other to be better every day, Larry says. From selling smaller homes to more luxurious ones, Larry King Realty always has the customer's best interest at heart. With seventeen years in the industry, they are now celebrating their 8th year in business together as Larry King Realty. Larry and Alan are proud of the professional, five-star rated company they've built as they provide locals with the highest level of service. 

“A quick message of praise for Larry King Realty’s incredible service and personal friendship. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work, dedication, and the time they spent selling four homes for me over the years. If any of my friends ever need a company that goes the extra mile, I would highly recommend them.” - Clifton Hicks

“This is our third transaction with Alan King and the Larry King Team. We recommend them to everyone we know. They are detail-oriented, client-oriented, and dedicated to giving everyone they come in contact with the best experience possible. They know the real estate market in the Richmond and surrounding areas inside and out, and they work incredibly hard to make sure your sale or purchase is as stress-free as possible.” - Christina Sweeney

To learn more about Larry King Realty and view current listings, visit:


The Larry King Team will make buying or selling your home a positive experience. Using knowledge, experience, honesty, and integrity, and providing personalized service beyond expectation. Larry and Alan King hold the following certifications: Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, Accredited Buyer's Representative, e-PRO®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, Seller Representative Specialist, Pricing Strategy Advisor, RENE, and the certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager.

"We get along great together because we have the same goal. We both work hard and smart, which makes the job fun. We aim to make Larry King Realty the best it can be and give our clients world-class service. With two organized realtors, we can be at two places at the same time. The trust factor is one hundred percent! What a gift!" - Larry King