It all started at age 8. There I was with a tape measure in hand helping my dad measure a house in Augusta County. He recently left the flying business and he was using me to hold the "dumb end" of the tape measure as he was starting his real estate career. "You at the corner, " I can remember him asking. "Yes," I replied. His business lasted more than 50 years and involved subdivision development, selling farms and raw land in the Shenandoah Valley.
I came back to the business in 1990 when Carol Cuneo joined Bowers Nelms & Fonville, which was purchased by Long & Foster in 1998. I have a passion about my clients. I tell them the truth. And, I will not take photos of your property. I use a professional photographer for that most important job. Also, I use a professional home decorator to make sure your house shows its best.
So, call me. If we can do business that will be great. If not, then maybe I can give you a tip or two that will help you sell your property.
Specialties and Designations
Investment Property, New Construction, Vacation Properties, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Specializes in Relocations, Rentals, Horse Farms, Country Homes, REO Properties, Senior Living, Resale Residential, Historic Homes, Suburban Living, Condominiums, Eco-friendly Design and Construction, Urban Living, Water Front, Serving The Military, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, Associate Broker, SRS e-PRO
Lakefront remodeled craftsman home on 14 bucolic acres * Ideal private and quiet retreat with dock and floating dock on Lake Seddon * Year round water views from family room, kitchen, hearth room and master suite * Refinished hardwood floors * Vaulted ceiling and two fireplaces flank family room with bookcases and wet bar with Scotsman ice maker * vaulted and beamed dining room * remodeled chef's kitchen by Custom Kitchens with Sub-Zero refrigerator and Sub-Zero freezer, Wolf gas cooktop, and Thermador double oven * hearth room with fireplace, wet bar, desk open to kitchen * screened porch and new decks * wine cellar * guest apartment or home office * first floor guest suite or study with secret door and safe * second floor master suite with fireplace, two closets and two baths * Camptown Association includes lake and 70 acres of beautiful meadows * fresh exterior painting * 40 yr roof * 2-car garage * 3-bay detached shed and attic * basement storage and workshop * generator * each bedroom has its own bath * carved teak doors from Thailand * vegetable and cutting gardens * paved private road for dog walking, driveway and guest parking * may be subdivided once for family retreat.
"[Mike's] integrity, expertise and efficiency are above and beyond the average. In the purchase or sale of 5 homes, we have always been able to rely on his knowledge and recommendations. There is a great comfort in that."
- Beverley Gisbert
"Mike Grim had a wealth of knowledge about the Richmond real estate market...and he was infinitely patient! We looked at a LOT of houses, and finally found the perfect one! And then, of course, he was there to help me with all the details of buying, and then selling the old house."
- Jody Strickler
"Mike, I want to thank you again for helping me buy my first house. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to me and taking the time to find what I wanted."