~ Bob Ashcom
parents had her on a pony at the age of 4, jumping at 7, and foxhunting with the
Farmington Hunt in Charlottesville, VA at age 9. She attended Sweet Briar College and
graduated from the University of Missouri. She and her husband,
Bob, were married in 1964
and have two married children, Susan & Rob. Susan & husband Doug have
three children: Wilson, Annabel & Angus (below left). Rob and
wife Angela have two daughters, Isabella & Laurel.
owned a real estate office in Charlottesville where she specialized in
horse farms and estates. She earned her G.R.I. designation from the Realtor's Institute at
the University of Virginia in 1975. In 1983, when Bob's career change took them to Tryon,
N.C., she joined Coldwell Banker and quickly became one of the top farm & land agents
in the area. That led to a Broker-in-Charge position with a newly forming RE/MAX in Tryon
in 1993. After a year the RE/MAX office was #1 in Dollar Volume of listings sold and
contracts written in their MLS. During the Tryon years, she whipped-in to her
MFH/huntsman/husband with the Tryon Hounds.
A return to teaching
took Bob to Lord Fairfax Community College and Susie to RE/MAX Regency in Warrenton
she had reached the TOP FIVE designation for achievement in sales over a 5 county region
of northern Virginia, and earned the prestigious Platinum Award from RE/MAX
International each year and in 2004 reached the RE/MAX Hall of Fame level of performance.
She is a member of the Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors,
Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors & Howard
Britton's "StarPower" Club.
To this point in her
career she has been instrumental in moving more than 650 families. Sellers and Buyers
continue to send her referral business as testimony to their continued
comfort with her professionalism. Most of these past customers own horses.
In the fall of 2007 she teamed up with an outstandingly successful "boutique"
real estate firm in Middleburg, VA called Thomas & Talbot Real Estate.
They are staunch advocates of land easements where the owners donate their farm's development
rights to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The owners receive substantial Tax Credits for
their gift & and large areas are formed with thousands of acres owned by people
who welcome the local Fox Hunt and are actively riding with it.
Like Susie, foxhunting keeps them in balance for the demands of their lives.
The majority of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate listings are horse farms
and most have historical or substantial houses on them.
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