success is all in the family

When you meet Cindy & Mike Gillies and their son, Michael, it’s clear that for them, family comes first. They share an unbreakable bond with one another and value the wonderful memories they’ve created over the years. Cindy & Mike have known each other since she was in the 7th Grade, and have been married for more than 30 years. They’ve raised Michael and their two daughters, Lauren and Kaitlyn, here in beautiful Stafford, VA to believe in high personal values and a consistent work ethic.

Now that their children are grown, Cindy
& Mike couldn’t be more proud of the
three children they raised—Michael,
Lauren and Kaitlyn.

A Powerful Family Bond

The unique thing about the Gillies family is that their bond has transcended their private lives and has allowed them to form a powerful business partnership. Known as “THE GILLIES TEAM ,” Cindy, Mike and Michael have become one of the area’s premier real estate teams. What has made them successful is their continuing commitment to family—not only the bonds they share with each other, but the lasting difference they’ve been able to make for other families looking to buy and sell homes.

For Cindy, Relationships Come First

The other significant part of their team dynamic is that they all bring their own unique skills, knowledge and personalities to the business. Cindy enjoys people and reaching out to help them. It’s what she loves most about real estate. “Buying or selling a home ,” she says, “is a truly personal experience. It's vital for me to understand what each family is seeking, and then guide them to the result that's right for them.”

Michael and his wife, Kristel, enjoy their quiet Fredericksburg home and make the most of the Northern Virginia lifestyle.

Mike Knows that the Details Matter

Mike, on the other hand, is detail-oriented and analytical in his approach. A commercial airline pilot for the past 30 years, he knows what it takes to be thorough and prepared every step of the way. In essence, he’s committed to making sure his clients experience a smooth ride. Mike got his start in the real estate industry as an appraiser, which gives him a keen eye to help both buyers and sellers make the most of their investment.

Michael Brings a Different Perspective

Michael started in the real estate industry as a mortgage professional, which gives him a unique understanding of the financial aspects of your move. He chose to join forces with his parents because he knew as a team, they’d be able to accomplish much more. By combining their individual talents and knowledge, they are able to help more families enjoy a successful, worry-free experience.

It All Adds Up to a Focus on Family

If you are buying or selling a home, count on the real estate team that is always
Focused on Your Family. Count on THE GILLIES TEAM —Cindy, Mike and Michael—and discover what this dynamic family team can do for you.

Gillies Team Member - Jeanne DeFeo

Jeanne Defeo 

Jeanne DeFeo, brings with her over 20 years of Real Estate experience in both Residential and Commercial Real Estate.  Jeanne shares our commitment to helping families, not only her own, but with the many families that she has helped throughout the years.  She has a proven track record of providing extraordinary customer service and always going the extra mile.

Gillies Team Member - Angela Darling


 Angela Darling has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2005 and represents Buyers and Sellers in the market area of Stafford County, Quantico and Fredericksburg. She is a native New Yorker and graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. She is the wife of a retired US Marine and has personally experienced the joys and hardships of relocation. Angela understands your relocation needs and concerns and ensures you that she will use her knowledge and experience to make your real estate transaction as smooth and stress free as possible. She has resided in Stafford, VA since 1998 and is very familiar with the local real estate market and latest area happenings. 

Angela specializes in selling resale homes, new home construction, bank owned properties, and investment properties. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Virginia Association of REALTORS®, and Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®. She continues to keep current on the latest real estate trends and market conditions through professional education programs and seminars. 

Whether you are selling or buying a home, Angela will help you obtain the greatest return on your greatest investment.  She will market your property or search for your new home using the latest real estate tools and resources available. Angela also can provide access to Mortgage and Title Services through our affiliated business network.

    Gillies Team Member - Barbie Lee

Barbie Lee  As a lifelong resident of Stafford County, Barbie has seen many changes in the area and has an extensive knowledge of the community and its market trends. She has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2008 and represents both Buyers and Sellers in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge and surrounding areas. Barbie would love the opportunity to work for you & your family. Her goal is to exceed your expectations by delivering outstanding service with genuine commitment to your best interest.  

"My greatest accomplishment as a REALTOR® is a satisfied client."

Gillies Team Member - Charisse Ylitalo


Charisse Ylitalo Buyer Specialist, is a VA and Military Home expert. She is a seasoned agent, has been a military wife for 12 years and understands the pressure of moving often. She will work with you to find the right home that meets the needs of your family. Her attention to detail and knowledge makes her invaluable to her buyers. “I know you won’t be disappointed with the service you receive! I have your best interest in mind always, and you are my greatest asset.”



The Gillies Team Administrator

Jenni Baltzelle has been involved in the real estate industry since 2003.  Her experience is in Law/Title processing, Commercial Development, Property Management and as a previous REALTOR®. Jenni lives in Stafford with her husband and two daughters.  When she is not busy with her children's sport activities she enjoys relaxing in King George with her family.

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85 Mine Road Suite 101
Stafford, VA 22554
Direct: 540-808-4832
Office : 540-300-2500
Fax: 540-300-2550
We are excited you are considering THE GILLIES TEAM to be your advocates in guiding you through the Stafford / Fredericksburg Virginia area. This market includes the following: Spotsylvania County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, and these notable communities in the Stafford / Fredericksburg region: Seven Lakes, Christy Farms, Hunter's Pond, Magnolia Woods, Augustine (A premier golf community), Austin Ridge, Hampton Oaks, and Park Ridge. Making the decision to buy or sell your home is just the first step. You need accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated decisions throughout the process. THE GILLIES TEAM is equipped to provide you with a level of knowledge and service unparalleled in the Stafford / Fredericksburg, VA area real estate market. So let's get started!