Tonya Rice


Meet Tonya

Tonya Rice is an author and Realtor®. Prior to her career in real estate, she worked as a department store manager and legal secretary, which enhanced her abilities to provide top flight customer service and attention to detail - two extremely important attributes to help her clients who are buying or selling a home.

Tonya, a Richmond native, specializes in working with home buyers in the North Chesterfield and Midlothian areas. As each transaction possesses unique characteristics, she strives to put herself in her client's shoes because she truly does care about making the process easy for them.

Tonya received her bachelors degree from Hollins College (now Hollins University) and her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. She also enjoys learning more about her hometown's history and sharing it through her writing. (Yes, that's her beloved elementary school to the right of this page!) Aside from her work as a Realtor®, she loves working out, running, trying new recipes for her family, watching classic movies, reading novels, and writing her own.

She is also the author of an Amazon Top 100 Family Life Fiction Short, Burying the Bitter: A Boutique Series Short. Set in Richmond, Virginia, it is available for your Kindle, other e-book devices, as well as in paperback with other selected short stories. Stop by her author website: Also, feel free to connect with her on Goodreads and share your recommendations!

She is married to the principal broker of Equity First Realty®, Marcus Rice. They have two children and two cats, with whom Tonya shares her desk. Their son is a part of the Equity First Realty staff and their daughter volunteers with the Richmond Animal League, a charitable organization to which Tonya donates a portion of each commission.


Richmond is truly a great place for us to raise our family. Here, we strive to promote an active lifestyle and support our favorite causes.
Whether you’re relocating to the area or looking for another home in your neighborhood or the other side of town,
we’d love to work with you to discuss your plans and put you on your way to meet those goals.