After spending 26 years building a business in the horse industry, Pat Graves brought all the lessons of negotiating (horse trading), and all the required skills of working with people on large purchases and put them to work in the housing industry.
But it was not like there was no construction background in her life to this point. Pat came from a family of builders. Her grandfather started a construction company with one pick up, and built it into a sizable business in Virginia. Then when her father came into the business it was expanded into one of the largest construction companies in the state building schools, restaurants and office complexes.
As a child Pat traveled with her father on the jobs and was placed in the scrap wood with a hammer and nail to keep her busy. Before she knew what fingernails were, they had already been hammered into black and blue.
Pat now pulls all of these lessons together into a neat package that enables her to represent buyers and sellers in a unique way. This enables her to view a transaction from both sides and know how to negotiate so that it becomes a win- win situation. That goes hand-in-hand with the habit of Going the Extra Mile. She understands that your home is the biggest purchase and sale you may ever make.
Pat entered the Real Estate business in Nov of 1993 and within 14 months had won the Rising Star award and was a member of the Million Dollar Club- this after moving to Atlanta in Oct. and knowing only one other person- another realtor on the Southside. In 1995 she achieved the Centurion award with her Century 21 office (the highest award Century 21 offers), and was Agent of the Year from 1995-1997.
Upon joining the Prudential family in Atlata, Pat has become a Life Member of the Multi- Million Dollar club and was a member of the Presidents Circle, which is the upper 2% of all Prudential agents in the nation. She worked and received the GRI designation and is an E- Certified agent. She was also a Phoenix award winner.
During this period she also acquired her Black Belt in American Style Karate.
She then sold most everything and went to the south part of Costa Rica to serve God as a missionary- teaching English, helping build a church in a little village of Dominicalito, and starting some micro businesses.
Upon returning home she returned to her hometown of Blacksburg, Va. This is where she will reside for the rest of her life.
Now she brings all of that experience to the Prudential Family in Virginia. She will be taking care of her clients in the New River Valley area.
Let all this experience and knowledge go to work for you. You will be glad you did.