LIFE is a Game everyone wants to win. 

Generally, people do not want to get ahead in only one area of life.  The hope is to be successful across the board.  Thus, the focus is on the big picture, the whole game and all the pieces in between.  No one has control over the hand  dealt.  The key is what’s done with that hand.

Life does throw you a curve ball now and again, and sometimes help is needed to get everything going again.

Our approach is to make empowered decisions, step by step.  Life is an inclusive combination of looking at the whole game board to see where are the pieces fit into the full picture.   You start where you are, and you work the game the best you can.  Everyone has their own way of playing.  Success is when your formula plays out.  The point is not following anyone else, and not to have all the answer.  Play the game well, putting together the best options, team, and systems to achieve the best final results.

Some of the parts that make the game easier is the ability to integrate:

FLUID DYNAMICS stems from integrity, efficiency, authenticity & sustainability. 

A COMPLETE SYSTEMS APPROACH keeps life, projects, and businesses relevant & purposeful.


The Grass Root Movement is demanding better options and better outcomes.  Right now is the best time to build the next opportunity, one step at a time.

We are dedicated to this process.
Thats The CLOUD Difference.

Strategic Consulting


STRATEGY without TACTICS is the slowest route to victory, TACTICS without STRATEGY is the noise before defeat.”  (Sun Tsu, Ancient Chinese Military strategist)

Chris likes to say:  Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)


Chris & Debbie Cloud’s  approach is coherent, comprehensive and cohesive.  Their dedicated strategy and tactics focus on the dynamic relationships.

The focus is on integrity, efficiency, authenticity and sustainability.   Both Chris & Debbie are systems minded, yet both see things from different perspectives.  Open mindedness in perspected pushes each other to the limits to find fresh ways to accomplish the goals at hand.

Clients are challenged with things they may not have considered.  When  both the big picture thinking and the attention to details comes into focus, the project stays relevant and purposeful.

The mayhem we see is due to many current systems today that have removed common sense, integrity and humanity.  This makes everything upside down and backwards.  In today’s world there are missing components that are vital to a true success.

There are some steps needed to restore the balance and forward momentum.  This is the key component needed for success today.

There are all kinds of people in the world today, and we all need different techniques to thrive.  Debbie & Chris give it their all.  Finding the right consultant, coach and professional is part of the process.  There is an interviewing process to make sure the selection is right and best for all involved.

Professional Realtors


Debbie & Chris Cloud work with a select group of clients and their specific interests around unique properties.

Their formula is being positive, helpful, skilled partner in your real estate ventures.  Today it is all about the people and the lifestyle.  The goal is to find your place on your terms.  Their ability to envision what is possible, and collaborate for the deal.  Sometimes its tough, and if you are ready for the truth, we can work through any project.

The proven team of Chris & Debbie make it happen!

TRUSTED                resource in the investment process
HONEST                  dedication to what is what, and support the best options
INNOVATIVE         marketing strategies & realistic solutions
EXPERTISE           about community, people & locations
ABILITY                   to sort out best options to meet client needs
STRONG                  negotiation skills with integrity & determination
SUPPORT               through the closing & beyond
A TEAM                   working with you to get the job done!


Chris and Debbie Cloud consult around the world and handle real property deals here in Virginia.  Being in sales, estate management, commercial real estate and investment management, they have a world of experience.

They advise for ventures afar with hands on site visits and remote oversight.   Here at home, they are dedicated to find or sell their select clients’ country estate, business, or private residence, from Charlottesville to Winchester to shores of the Potomac.  They live, work and play in the Greater Piedmont, located about an hour outside of DC.

Greater Piedmont Community is built with creative country commercial real estate ventures weaved through the local residents to support the vitality and individuality of this local area.  Crossing over Thourough Fare Gap there needs to be a sign posted “Beyond Here Be Dragons!”  Those dedicated to the Piedmont lifestyle are determined to maintain a strong community.

For those seeking a special niche to set up shop, invest or call home, they have an intimate knowledge of the back roads and unique locales that give so much of Virginia it’s “Hidden Charm”!

*reference letters and resume provided upon request.

Head over to EncompassRealProperties.com.

The Clouds


Chris & Debbie Cloud








CHRIS & DEBBIE’s approach is to step up and step in, knowing that their wealth of knowledge is not enough.  What they bring is the ability to realize what is already there, what is missing and what is desired.

Crisis spurs on change and the burgeoning development presents opportunities for all.  Those with a sense of responsibility are dedicated to positive-growth and ability to plan for the best outcomes.

Asking either of them brings the team to affords you the knowledge, connections, and attention of Both!


Chris & Debbie Cloud, who have called Fauquier County and Northern Virginia HOME for decades, have returned to the best place in the world.

Chris was born and raised in Fauquier, graduating from Fauquier High School with deep roots in the community, and in management of his family car dealerships.

Debbie moved in 1988 to her family’s home in Mt Vernon while housing her horses in Fauquier County. Later, she moved to Fauquier on her farm with her own family, developing deep ties to the community.









CHRIS & DEBBIE have developed a strong reputation as a “Dynamic Duo” capable of moving mountains to make things happen.  Both have come from family owned and operated businesses of Entrepreneurs, thus each understand business and what it takes to get the job done.

CHRIS with his mechanical engineer background, his off-grid experience and yacht (200-ton Sea Captain), estate and island management has developed a keen eye for properties, business and people.  Dynamic in his approach yields a different of options to get the job done.

DEBBIE with her operational management and direct experience in a variety of different businesses and industries, brings her unique skills, strategies and negotiating abilities to the table.  She has run family businesses or worked for high-net-worth, individual owners on complicated ventures needing special attention to ensure excellent outcomes.

TOGETHER they ran estates, resort islands and island resorts in multiple countries employing a multitude of cultures with a focus on hospitality and success.   Therefore YOU, as a client, have a half of century of worldly experience and expertise with the dynamic ability to handle any project,  buy or sell real properties..

BAM!  The CLOUD Difference of the dynamic team of Chris & Debbie – Live, Work & Play.

*reference letters and resume provided upon request.


Misguidance and Faux Outrage in the Age of Environmentalism

Misguidance and Faux Outrage in the Age of Environmentalism –by Chris Cloud The recent bruhaha over plastic straws in California has finally motivated me to present my experiences and opinions on the matters of Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling in the Age of Environmentalism.  I have personal first-hand experiences that are a wee bit unique, and …