Pam Dent is passionate about golf and real estate. As a Charlottesville Golf Community Specialist she is able to combine both of these interests.
For many years Pam’s sport and business involved around horses. Many years of riding across the beautiful Central Virginia country side instilled in her an abiding love for the natural beauty of the Charlottesville area and a commitment to preserve the features that make this such a special place to live. When she got older and was more apt to break instead of bounce, a career change began to make sense. A transition to real estate was the logical choice and the perfect way to share her lifetime of knowledge of the Charlottesville area. A little later Pam took up the frustrating and endlesslly fascinating game of golf. As a golf community specialist, Pam can use her interest in the game to help you with the sale or purchase of a golf course home in one of the lovely Charlottesville golf Communities.
Pam Dent holds the coveted e-Pro designation which is an internet specialist certification. As you know the majority of buyers begin their search for a home on line. For a seller this means that it is important that you have a REALTOR with a major internet presence who will advertise your home extensively online. Pam advertises on numerous internet sites in order to expose your Charlottesville home or Charlottesville golf property to as many buyers as possible. In addition Pam actively utilizes her personal websites, and numerous blogs that are targeted to specific niche markets to keep a vital internet presence and most effectively reach specific buyers. In addition she has an extensive network of real estate professionals across the internet for cross marketing and referrals.
As the 2011 President of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors, Pam used her knowledge and energy to give back to the profession she loves. It was a great honor to be chosen to this leadership position by her peers. The Womens Council of Realtors is one of the largest women’s organizations in the country and provides an excellent forum to network with real estate professionals across the United States.
Pam also has the SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation. Attaining this designation required training in all aspects of the transitions that the “50 and better” generation is going through. Whether it involves selling your home in order to downsize or buying a home in an “active 55” community, Pam has the knowledge and information to help you. Many people are interested in retiring to a home in a Charlottesville Golf Community.
In the current real estate market there has been a lot of interest in purchasing foreclosures. Luckily Charlottesville, Virginia area has not seen the large number of foreclosures that that have hit many areas of the country, however there are still a number for sale in our area. We have even seen a few in Charlottesville Golf Communities although these are rare. Buying a foreclosed home can be a complicated transaction and it is important to have an experienced foreclosure buyers agent with the knowledge to guide you through the process. Not only has Pam helped numerous clients successfully achieve the purchase of a bank owned property, she has attained the coveted SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource) designation.
Meet Pam Dent
Pam Dent can almost be called a native of Charlottesville Virginia, having moved here in the second grade. Although her family did not have a farm and lived in one of Charlottesville’s wonderful neighborhoods, Pam was lucky to have the opportunity to grow up exploring the Virginia countryside from the back of a horse. This experience allowed her to learn first hand what a special gift it is to live in the heart of Virginia horse country. As a result Pam developed a passion for the preservation of our natural beauty – gently rolling hills, pastoral views, all set against the backdrop to the Blue Ridge Mountains – heaven!
In college Pam attended Miami University in Oxford Ohio where she studied art and earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree. Art and now photography have remained a love of Pam’s and influence how she sees the world but they did not become her career path. The photography is an important asset as Pam utilizes numerous photographs and her artist’s eye to effectively market your home.
At the end of college Pam came back to Virginia and the Albemarle County countryside she loved. Central Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family and Pam was lucky to have the opportunity to raise two daughters in an Albemarle County country home surrounded by ponies and dogs, hiking and riding in the woods and through the fields as they developed a respect for the natural world. At the sametime they had the benefit of the excellent Albemarle County schools and exposure to the art, theatre and music with which the presence of the University of Virginia enriches the Charlottesville area.
For many years Pam trained and sold show hunters and jumpers as a business. Although she was based in Charlottesville, VA, Pam sold horses to buyers all over the United States. Out of state trainers would call Pam, give her some basic information such as what kind of horse their client was looking for, how well they rode and their price range. Then it would be up to Pam to search through available horses for sale in Virginia and the surrounding midAtlantic states. When she had found a good selection of horses to fit their particular needs, the clients would fly in to spend a day trying horses. By the time that the buyers got back on the plane in the evening, she usually had found a horse for them. Next Pam was responsible for submitting their offer, negotiating the price with the seller, setting up and overseeing the prepurchase veterinary exam, getting the horse paid for and finally arranging for the horse to ship to its new home. Sounds a lot like real estate doesn’t it?
So how does a professional in the horse business end up in real estate? Many people don’t know that when Pam Dent was in her twenties she had a real estate license and was the office manager for a local real estate company. However at that time her first love was the horses and she soon went on to a career training horses and running her own business, perfecting all of the skills that any entrepreneur needs. Then the day came when Pam felt that it was time to “hang up her spurs”. Going back to a career in real estate was an obvious choice. Like everything else she does Pam jumped in with both feet and became immersed in the real estate industry. With her usual work ethic, energy and tenacity, Pam embraced the challenges of the real estate market and built a thriving real estate business for herself.
Hobbies and Interests:
- Horses and riding
- Showing dogs
- ACC basketball
- Watching steeplechase racing
- And of course, spending time with my grown daughters
Memberships and Designations
- Licensed to sell real estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Member National Association of Realtors
- Member Virginia Association of Realtors
- Member Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
- 2011 President Blue Ridge Chapter Womens Council of Realtors
- e-PRO Internet professional designation
- SRES – Seniors Residential Specialist designation
- SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Board of Directors Charlottesville Albemarle Kennel Club
- Past Board Member of the Free Union Country School
- Member of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
Gayle Harvey Real Estate Inc. is a full service boutique real estate company leading the industry in technology.
It is recognized that 90% of todays buyers start their search for a home on line. Through their family of over 50 niche websites Gayle Harvey Real Estate has the expertise to put your property in front of these buyers. It is not enough to just post your listing on line. It is necessary to have the knowledge to ensure that it is picked up by google. Many of our buyers are from out of the area and our websites draw them in to Central Virginia in general and to your property in particular.
Whether you are buying or selling Gayle Harvey Real Estate Inc and Pam Dent combine cutting edge technology, local knowledge, experience and exceptional service to deliver a first class real estate experience.
Gayle Harvey Real Estate Inc
154 Hansen Rd. Suite 102B
Charlottesville, VA 22011