• Interview with Peg •
As a long-time resident of Albemarle County and a top-ranked realtor for 16 years, Peg understands what makes our area around Charlottesville so attractive to potential buyers.
Let Peg introduce you to the full selection of homes and neighborhoods available in the city of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle County - heading west towards Crozet and Greenwood, heading north towards Free Union and Earlysville, points east heading towards Richmond including Pantops and Keswick,
Peg, why Charlottesville?
We moved here from Connecticut in 1999. I was reluctant to move away from family and friends, but, once we settled in, we knew we had picked a special place to raise our boys. Over the years we have made many lifetime friends. We treasure Charlottesville’s world-class hospitals and physicians, educational institutions, athletic venues, natural beauty, fantastic climate and, above all, the great people of our community.
Where is your favorite place to eat?
What's great about the Charlottesville restaurant scene is that no matter what the mood, the event or the budget, there’s a restaurant to fit the bill, but there are simply too many to list favorites.
What is your favorite event or show you have seen?
In Charlottesville, two of my many favorite events are the annual Virginia Festival of the Book, and the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, held every fall and spring and offering a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts, great food, wine tastings, and live music.
My husband loves baseball and will watch a game at any level. Same for basketball. It doesn’t get much better than UVA sports - the best in Division I athletics played in incredible facilities.
What is your favorite time of year?
As one of my sons stated at three years old, when asked that question: I like whatever the weather is today. Because that’s the way it is now.
Among the dozens of wineries in central Virginia I enjoy visiting Veritas, Glass House, Stinson, Pippin Hill and Keswick Vineyards, but I tend to add new favorites every year.
Professionally, I have reinvented myself three times. My first career was in investment banking and corporate money management in New York. That was followed by a second career in book publishing, working in Manhattan as Marketing Director for the Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group.
I launched my career in real estate sales 16 years ago, shortly after we moved to Charlottesville - the best choice I could have made given all that Charlottesville has to offer.
Why Real Estate?
I have loved exploring houses and redesigning floor plans since I was a child. My sister and I would map out houses and neighborhoods on our grandmother's front hall rug.
To make it work, the goal is fundamental, and you must enjoy interacting with people to do it right. Every buyer and seller wants the same result - a successful transaction, with no second-guessing. The path in reaching that result is different every time. I enjoy partnering with my clients to navigate the process - through thick or thin, whether a purchase or sale - and achieve success.
14-Day Safari to Tanzania - once in a lifetime family trip. A 10 on a scale of 10.
Favorite Tech Tool?
Everything Apple plus my Android phone. And Solutions’ very cool website.
Favorite Place to Shop?
I love locally-owned markets and stores (especially bookstores.)
What do you do when you are not busy with real estate?
I stay in weekly touch with my Mom, brothers and sister and our three sons. They live all over the country and we try and get together when we can.
I love to read. I love movies. I love walking our two golden retrievers. Exercise, especially Pilates classes at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. And, of course, getting together with friends.