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Meet Agent Cindy Riggs

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Cindy Riggs chose to make Charlottesville her home for the past 40 years and has been a REALTOR® for more than 20 years. She loves Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the surrounding areas because of the natural beauty, the college town offerings, the sports, and cultural activities. She loves the real estate field because it gives her the opportunity to meet people from all over.  Cindy thinks it’s most rewarding to help a family find the right home for them and their loved ones.  Throughout her real estate career, Cindy has earned several awards. She’s a fan of college football, basketball, and baseball and enjoys interior decorating, staging homes for sale, gardening, and getting away to the beach, but most of all Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and especially her granddaughter.


Glenmore VIA Fundraiser

The gorgeous interior of 3266 Darby Road.

The gorgeous interior of 3266 Darby Road.

Join us on Sunday, June 7 from 12 – 4 for a fundraiser to benefit the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA)!

Open house, silent auction, and mini trade show! Support Autism awareness by bidding on prizes and shopping with local vendors.

Auction prizes include:

  • Glenmore Country Club two month membership package
  • Two rounds of golf at Spring Creek Golf Club
  • Custom Jewelry
  • A night at Rosebrook Inn
  • Gift certificate to Massage Envy
  • And much more!

Hosted by Tracy Mounts and Angie Woodson.

 

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The details:

Sunday, June 7, 2015
12 – 4 p.m.

3266 Darby Road, Keswick

 

Directions: 250 East. Turn right at Glenmore Way. Right at Piper Way. Through the Gate House. First right on Darby Road. Third house in.

For more information, call Tracy at 434-989-5335 or Angie at 434-953-8449.

 

 


Spend a Spring Weekend in Mr. Jefferson’s Neighborhood

Mulberry Row at Monticello. (Google Images)

Mulberry Row at Monticello. (Google Images)

With spring here and summer around the corner, visitors to beautiful central Virginia will be on the upswing. And who can blame them? With pleasant breezes and verdant views in all directions, who wouldn’t want to be here right now? So with that in mind, we have come up with the perfect weekend in Mr. Jefferson’s neighborhood — whether you are visiting for just a few days or already live here.
Friday night — There is only one place to be in Charlottesville on a Friday night and that’s on the Downtown Mall. Fridays After Five will be your entertainment and you have your choice of dozens of restaurants, cafes, and food trucks for dinner and dessert options. The people watching can’t be beat.

Saturday morning – The City Market on Water Street is an energetic and lively place to be on Saturday mornings. Bring a market basket or cloth shopping bag and plan to browse the stalls of locally-grown produce, pick up some local baked goods, or nosh on made-on-the-spot eats.

Saturday afternoon – Why not go for a walk? Wander around the University of Virginia, then stop on the corner for an iced coffee at one of the many coffee shops.

Saturday evening – You’ll definitely want to go out for dinner but where to go? We like Duner’s, which is in Ivy, west of Charlottesville. The drive is beautiful and the food is worth the extra effort.

Sunday brunch – So many options. How do you decide? Really, you can’t go wrong with any place on the Downtown Mall or on the Corner, but if you want a relaxed place with excellent food and great outdoor seating, try Beer Run. It’s east of downtown and parking is easy.

Sunday afternoon – After eating your weight in Eggs Benedict, you’ll want to move around a little. Head up to Monticello for a tour and definitely explore the grounds afterward. This time of year, there’s always something interesting to see in Mr. Jefferson’s gardens.

 

No matter what you choose to do, you won’t be bored. Charlottesville has so many offerings, you’re guaranteed a lovely weekend.


Glenmore Outings in April

ead77a7a3b066b2f7e7f7f66ae9c7e86For those of you who enjoy Glenmore outings, you have several fun things to participate in this month.

Garden buffs will want to participate in the Historic Garden Week excursion on Monday, April 20th. The Club van will depart at 10:00 and take you on a day-long tour of gorgeous gardens. $55 includes tour tickets, a gourmet box lunch, and transportation.

In the mood for an interesting lecture and discussion? Sign up for the Miller Center Forum and Author Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22nd. Author William H. Frey, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, will speak on the topic “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America.” The Club van departs at 10:15 and the cost is $8 per person.

How about a gourmet picnic and evening of music at Pollak Vineyards on Friday, April 24? If you like jazz music, picnics, and beautiful views, this event is for you. $32 per person. The Club van departs at 5:30 p.m.

For all of these events, to RSVP or for more information, please contact Dette at 434-817-0508 or dette@glenmorecountryclub.com.

 

 


Celebrate Easter at Glenmore

eastereggsIt’s hard to believe that Easter is this weekend. Wasn’t it just recently that it was cold and wintry outside?

Luckily, the weather is now gorgeous and spring seems to be well and truly here, which means that things should be lovely for Easter festivities at Glenmore.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday at 2:00 on the Clubhouse Lawn. This event is open for children 11 years old and under. The cost is $5 per child, which includes a basket, eggs, and candy. To RSVP or for more information, please contact April at 434-817-0505 or aporter@glenmorecountryclub.com

On Sunday, members are invited to Easter brunch in the Ballroom. There are two seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The menu can be found on the Club’s website. The cost is $37 for adults, $17 for youth (ages 4-12), and free for little ones (3 and under). Reservations are required. Call Wilma at 434-817-0528.

Finally, there will be a petting zoo on the Clubhouse Lawn from 11:30-2:30 on Easter Sunday. There’s no charge for this event, which is likely to be adorable.

Hoppy Easter to all!


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home, Part 2

 

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

In our last post about selling your Glenmore home, we talked about what you need to do outside. Now it’s time to go inside and do some work there. This is going to be rather involved, but if it means you can sell your home quickly, then the effort is worth it.

First of all, how does your house smell? Is it pleasant or unpleasant? If it’s the latter, open the windows and air things out, as well as take out the trash and recycling. Empty Kitty’s litter box. While your house is on the market, be aware of what you are cooking and avoid anything that smells bad. Pay attention to your pets to see Fido and Fluffy are adding to the atmosphere. Liberally spraying air fresheners around the house is not a good idea, as it could trigger an allergic reaction in a prospective buyer, so deal with any smell issues before your house goes on the market.

Now, starting in the foyer, walk around and start dealing with all the piles of debris that have accumulated. Recycle stacks of magazines and put books back on the shelves. Put shoes and sports gear away. Never, ever leave dirty dishes out. Make the beds.  This will be an ongoing, daily process while your house is on the market.

The next step is to go back through your house and reduce clutter even further. If you have family photos arranged on the piano, consider putting most of all of them away. (You’ll need to pack them for your move anyway, so you might as well get started now.) It’s spring, so box up your winter clothes and gear so that your closets look larger and less full. If your children have 75,426 Legos in their toy room, reduce that number by at least 95% so that the mess is at a minimum. The idea here is to make your house look large and spacious by taking out as much as you can.

Next, is your house clean? We don’t mean quickly wiping down counters clean — we mean sparkling and gleaming clean. This part is hard, but it’s oh so important. There can be no crumbs on the kitchen table or water spots on the bathroom mirrors. The toilets and tubs must look showroom new. The walls and trim need to be free of smudges. No dust bunnies can float out from under dressers or sofas.

Finally, is the house in good repair? Are all the lights working, the appliances running smoothly, the doors open and close without squeaking, and so forth? While some prospective buyers don’t mind taking care of some projects when they move in, most expect near-perfection.

This list is long, but if you prepare properly, your house will show well and should sell quickly.

If you have any questions or need advice, we encourage you to talk with one of our agents to get the information you need.

 

 


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home This Spring, Part 1

AA011590If you’re thinking of selling your home in Glenmore this spring or summer, now is the time to start planning.

Because this is an involved topic with much to cover, we’re going to break it down into two posts and focus on each aspect. For Part 1, we will be talking about the exterior of your home. This is important because first impressions are made even before prospective buyers walk through the door.

Go outside and approach your home as if you were a prospective buyer. If you aren’t sure how to do that, we suggest that you visit a Glenmore house that’s already on the market and pay attention to the details that you notice.Then go back to your house and take another look.

Consider the landscaping: Prune the shrubs. Rake out, weed, and mulch the flower beds. Walk around the yard and pick up any sticks or other debris. And once the temperatures are warmer, make sure the grass is freshly cut.

Think about cleanliness and maintenance: Make sure the exterior sparkles. Wash the windows. Power wash the siding, if necessary. Have the paint touched up. Look at the light fixtures to see if they are clean and bug- and cobweb-free, as well as check the lightbulbs to ensure they haven’t burned out. And finally, is your front door fresh and ready to greet new people?

Paying attention to curb appeal will ensure that prospective buyers are impressed before they even walk in the door.

In the next post, we’ll go inside and discuss what you need to do there.


Golf is heating up at Glenmore!

golf-ball-on-teeNow that winter seems to be finally behind us, golf is heating up at Glenmore!

Here’s what’s going on in March:

Jacked Up: Full Swing Review. Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Ballroom. Open to all members. No charge.

Two Day Short Game school. Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21 from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. See your scores fall and improve uneven lie shots to the green! Fee of $175. Space limited. Register by Thursday, March 19.

PGA Junior Golf League team meeting for parents and juniors. Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 in the Golf Shop. For ages 13 and under. This is a great way for children to be involved in golf and learn the life lessons it teaches. $160 per season.

Happy Hour Golf for Women. Tuesday evenings, March 24 – April 28 from 6-7 p.m. For novice golfers who would like to receive instruction and meet other women new to golf. Equipment and a beverage will be provided. Six sessions for $150. Space is limited to 12 members.

Men’s and Women’s Complimentary Clinics. Meet the pros on the driving range. Men: Tuesday, March 24. Women: Wednesday, March 25. 10-11 a.m. No charge.

Glenmore Women’s Golf Association opening event. Thursday, March 26 starting at 10 a.m. 9 hole tournament and luncheon. All levels of play are welcome! Shotgun start. Entry deadline is Wednesday, March 25th at noon.

Spring Scramble Tournament. Sunday, March 29 starting at 1:00. Shotgun start. $25 fee includes golf, course beverages, and prizes. Cart fees additional. Entry deadline is Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Women’s and Men’s Morning Clinics. Learn the latest and best ways to improve your game for the season. Women: Tuesdays starting March 31. Men: Thursdays starting April 2. 10-11 a.m. $25 per class or $100 for all five classes. Space is limited to 18 members.

 

For more information about all of these events and to register, contact the Golf pro at 434-817-0502.