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She was a nurse before real esate.

posted Aug 7, 2015, 9:05 AM by Richard D'Ascoli   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 12:45 PM by Joyce Evans ]
You might know Virginia Hall, a sales agent with Keller Williams Realty, as PSAR’s key contact liaison with California State Assemblyman Brian Jones. She also serves on the executive board of the Santee Chamber of Commerce. She also is actively involved as a member of the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club. Her husband Ronn recently won a seat on the Santee City Council in the November 2014 general election.
But, did you know that she was a writer for children while raising four sons? “Writing was a very effective outlet that kept my sanity intact as a stay-at-home mom,” said Virginia. Her sons actually inspired many of her fun stories.


She wrote mostly fiction. One of her baseball stories ran in Fantastic Flyer, a children’s airline magazine. She also wrote nonfiction stories about the Pony Express for Jack & Jill Magazine, and another about a scuba diving dog for Kid City Magazine. “They built this dog a special globe helmet that fit over his head. It was a very popular story,” Virginia said.


She also wrote Bible class curriculum for a Southern Baptist publisher. Her class materials, featuring stories about missionaries, puzzles and craft projects, were geared for students enrolled in Royal Ambassadors, a missions discipleship program for boys in grades 1-to-6. 


She also wrote for Orthopedic Nursing Magazine about caring for patients after a partial knee and joint replacement procedure known as “Uni Knee” (its full name is unicompartmental knee arthroplasty), along with writing an educational brochure for patients to help them prepare for surgery.


Before and during the raising of children, Virginia worked as registered nurse. After graduating from Grossmont College’s School of Nursing in 1978, she had worked for 10 years at Alvarado Hospital. She also worked at Scripps Clinic in the Orthopedic and Research Divisions for seven years supervising patient care and following patients in research studies.


“Working as a nurse helped prepare me for my current career in real estate sales,” said Virginia, who earned her real estate license in 2003. “Both jobs involve a lot of listening to determine a person’s real needs, being detailed-oriented and having good, problem-solving skills.”


Virginia, a San Diego native, retired from nursing to focus on real estate after marrying Ronn. “I grew up in Point Loma and my grandparents were real estate brokers,” Virginia said. “I believe I am a patient, caring, helpful person who is willing to go one step beyond for the benefit of my clients.”


She is proud to represent PSAR in the political arena, as well as at many community events she attends with Ronn. “Our Association’s members are talented individuals who are dependable, loyal, knowledgeable and extremely ethical and trustworthy,” Virginia said. “We are kept up-to-date on the latest legislation and marketing techniques and strategies that help us serve our clients with the highest level of commitment.”