Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for us to remember those who have served our country and given their lives for our freedoms.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of Summer, backyards and barbecues. In Richmond, VA it is also the unofficial beginning of summer activities, from back yard barbecues to beach bonfires.  Our days turn into nights on the decks, porches and lush grasses of our homes enjoying each others company and making the most of the warm evenings. The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty has an great inventory of Richmond homes for sale with wonderful yards for entertaining. Please check out these homes and others at

With the warmer weather, we lighten up our meals with in season vegetables and fruits from our gardens.  Strawberries are just one of the many that come to mind when creating desserts and snacks for after dinner enjoyment.  Picking Strawberries at one of several of the Berry Farms such as The Berry Patch or the Chesterfield Berry farm is a tradition for many Richmond families.  Once the berries are picked and washed, this creative and colorful Fruit Salsa is a hit with children and adults alike.

Fruit Salsa

1 lb strawberries- diced

Fruit Salsa
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2 Granny Smith apples- peeled & diced
2 kiwis- peeled & diced
1 container raspberries- cleaned
Juice of 1 lemon
3 heaping tablespoons of strawberry preserves
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
In a large bowl combine apples and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Let sit 2 minutes. Add
strawberries, raspberries and kiwi. In a small bowl stir together preserves and brown sugar well.
Pour down over fruit. Mix well. Allow to sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.
Serve with graham crackers or vanilla oreo cookies and enjoy!

Relocation Services

In need of a relocation expert to facilitate your next corporate move to the Richmond area?
If so, your first call should be to The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty has been serving the Greater Richmond Metro Area’s Real Estate needs for over 60 years and offers the extensive experience required in a corporate move. The Company, comprised of over 50+ Agents/Associate Brokers with an average of 17 years in the business, has an outstanding Relocation and Corporate Services Department. From the moment you contact our company, you will experience the personal service, vast knowledge base, and professional expertise that only the best Realtors in Richmond Virginia can provide.

Our dedicated Relocation and Corporate Services Director, Nikki Smith, personally coordinates each relocation. Nikki and her staff know that timeliness and resourcefulness are paramount to an efficient corporate relocation. You will receive immediate, personal attention from our relocation professionals who maintain a cultivated network of community resources.

RelocationServices3From providing a Broker Market Analysis, to customizing a Richmond area tour or setting up personalized Home Searches, we provide a comprehensive package of relocation services specific to each relocating company’s needs. This customized service makes the corporate relocation experience a pleasant and smooth transition for each employee, while minimizing your relocation costs.

Whether an individual move or Corporate Relocation, The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty offers the following free information and assistance

First time in over 50 years, a rare opportunity to own a gracious Georgian home perched on the knoll of the 9th fairway of the Country Club of Virginia, James River Golf Course.  The property sits on 5+ acres of mature hardwood trees in a private setting which includes a 1.23 acre buildable lot overlooking the James River basin and fronting the golf course.

1-911 S Gaskins Rd Richmond VA-print-003-1-Aerial-3475x2317-300dpiThis William Flynn-designed golf course that was updated by Rees Jones will host the PGA Champions Tour starting in Fall 2016. The “Dominion Charity Classic”, part of the post season playoff schedule, will bring in past PGA Champions to compete for the Schwab Cup right in your front yard!14-911 S Gaskins Rd Richmond VA-print-007-6-Aerial-4200x2800-300dpi
The beautiful interior features a foyer with lovely arched entries to the formal living and dining rooms and a large solarium/sun room with picturesque views of both the front and the back yards. The second level has a master suite with dressing room and 3 additional bedrooms. The 3rd floor has a bedroom and 1/2 bath. Full basement and 2-car garage give this home ample space for your particular lifestyle.

MLS #1524511

Laura Yancey Peery, Realtor®
C 804.921.0236
O 804.282.3136

Bo Steele, Associate Broker
C 804.334.8834
O 804.282.3136

We Are….Growing!

New Agents - Photo

The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty has welcomed 7 new agents into the exciting world of Real Estate over the past couple of months. Although there licenses may be newly obtained, these agents have really hit the ground running. In order from left to right…Angela Headlee, Bonnie Zimmer, Laura Peery, Jan Hatcher-Conquest, Sherry Gee, Nicholas Nelson and Betty Davis (not shown).

The decision to purchase a home is one of the biggest and best decisions you could ever make. After all, a home is the largest (and most emotional) investment most people will face in their lifetime. So, how do you know if it’s the right time for you to buy your first home? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer, you need to ask why you want to buy. Are you planning to move to a new area due to a lifestyle change or is buying just the next logical step in your financial future? What would you like in terms of real estate that you do not now have? Do you have a purchasing timeframe? With a little guidance and some careful planning along the way, you can make the process of transitioning to home ownership much more smooth than it could be otherwise. Click on the link below for more information on the home buying process!

Steps to Home Buying