Peggy Shanklin, affectionately known as "Your Lady of the Lake," is a seasoned realtor holding a license in the state of Virginia. Serving as an Associate Broker with Long and Foster Realty, Peggy has cultivated expertise in providing exceptional, strategic marketing, and transaction management services. While her reach extends across various markets, her heart is dedicated to Fluvanna County, particularly the scenic Lake Monticello area.
Peggy boasts several professional designations, including AHWD (At Home with Diversity), GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), and the esteemed SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation. A passionate advocate for those aged 55 and above, Peggy founded the Silver and Gold Group in 2023, a vibrant community that has grown to over 120 members. This group is designed to keep seniors active and socially engaged, minimizing isolation through monthly meetings and a diverse range of activities, including book clubs, arts and theater outings, walking and hiking groups, kayaking, and more. Peggy also serves as the Realtor for the Transitioning team, collaborating with professionals such as an Elder Care Attorney, a Moving and Auction company, and specialists in alternative housing for elder care.
Grounded in principles of Dedication, Determination, Communication, Education, and Loyalty, Peggy's business philosophy has earned commendations from clients. Her marketing expertise spans from traditional print to internet and social media platforms, showcasing her commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends through continuous learning and engagement with diverse professional resources.
A natural negotiator, Peggy possesses the exceptional ability to bring disparate sides together for the benefit of her clients, evident in her impressive track record of securing the best possible outcomes.
Born in Virginia, Peggy's life journey led her back to Lake Monticello, a place she unequivocally calls home, after extensive travels.
Beyond her role in real estate, Peggy actively contributes to the Lake Monticello community through diverse volunteer engagements. This includes active participation in the Economic Development and Tourism Committee with the county, serving on the board for Meals on Wheels, involvement in various committees and groups associated with Lake Monticello, active participation in Women In Business, support for the animal rehabilitation organization Green Dogs Unleashed, contributions to the local food bank, participation in Red Cross initiatives, and engagement with various community organizations.
In her family life, Peggy takes pride in being the mother of two accomplished individuals. Her son, Jon Schoeller, currently serves as the President and CEO of A&M Investments, while her younger son, Everett Shanklin, has distinguished himself as a professional dog trainer and founder of Lake Side Pet Sitting and Training, LLC.
Peggy's journey brought her to Lake Monticello in 2001, where she operates as a licensed Real Estate Professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia under the prestigious banner of Long and Foster Real Estate.