Sue Glenn - ABR, CCIM, CRS, CRB, GRI
ABR, CCIM, CRS, CRB, GRI
"I love the village character of Blowing Rock," says Sue. "Here we are permitted to come to know a variety of wonderfully interesting people over a long period of time. Real estate clients become life-long friends, and that is how it should be."
Sue, our Owner and Principal Broker, began her real estate career in 1971 "up North" just after graduation from the University of Michigan and a four-month sojourn in Mexico, Central America and Venezuela. She has been active in local real estate since she moved to Blowing Rock in 1972.
Sue advocates professionalism and professional education very strongly. She continued her education, receiving her GRI (Graduate of Realtors' Institute) designation in 1976 with the highest cumulative score in her class after 90 hours of classroom instruction that focused on residential and general real estate skills. In 2001, she received her CCIM (Certified Commercial-Investment Member) designation after taking hundreds of hours of intense coursework in commercial and investment real estate, again achieving an almost-perfect test score. In 2010, she achieved her CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, a designation held by less that 4% of all licensed Realtors®, awarded on the basis of experience, education, and sales production. In 2011, she earned her CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation, the National Association of Realtors designation for real estate office management, held by only approximately 7,000 Realtors world-wide. In addition, she has attended post-graduate business and urban planning classes at Appalachian State University in Boone, seminars on tax-deferred exchanges, real estate office management, electronic marketing, and website design offered by the National Association of Realtors®, and classes on conservation easements and stewardship offered by the Land Trust Alliance and local land trust organizations. For several years Sue served on the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust, which has now become the Blue Ridge Conservancy (http://www.highcountryconservancy.org).
"Some of the best whitewater rafting in the
East is just a short trip away."
"There is so much to do here!" she says.
"Some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world is in our backyard!
"There are miles and miles of wonderful hiking trails.
In fifteen minutes I can be on the local ski slopes!"
In addition, the interesting people who have come here have allowed art, music and culture to flourish. Sue is an avid art collector and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) group has just built a wonderful museum right in downtown Blowing Rock. (www.blowingrockmuseum.org).
With Sue's encouragement, Blowing Rock Realty is also a corporate sponsor for the Blowing Rock Jazz Society. (www.brjazzsociety.com)
Sue also enjoys traveling. She frequently travels
with clients who have become friends.
Her passion, though, is the study of ancient Mayan hieroglyphic writing from Mexico and Central America, that is only now being deciphered. "Strange and mysterious, but absolutely fascinating!" she says. Because of that interest, Sue has been involved with a non-profit organization that assists indigenous Maya scholars, helps them attend confernces and education functions, and offer workshops in ancient Mayan hieroglyphic writing. She is currently a Board member of the Friends of the Maya/(MAM) Mayas for Ancient Mayan organization ( http://discovermam.org).
'The real joy of the mountains is the people who elect to be here. Mountain life seems to appeal to those who appreciate their own individuality and have respect for the individuality they see in others. What fun!"
- Broker since 1972 ("I was a mere child...")
- 1976 GRI Designation (Graduate of the Realtors' Institute)
- 1983 Avery-Watauga Realtor® of the Year
- 1995 President, Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors®
- 2001 CCIM Designation (Certified Commercial-Investment Member)
- ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
- CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
- CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager)
- Former MLS Chairman, Former Education Committee Chairman
Professional Associations, Member:
- National Association of Realtors®
- North Carolina Association of Realtors®
- Avery-Watauga Association of Realtors®
- CCIM Institute
- North Carolina CCIM Chapter
- Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council
- Council of Residential Specialists
Other Organizations, Member:
- Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (Former Trustee)
- Blue Ridge Conservancy
- Blowing Rock Historical Society
- Blowing Rock Jazz Society (Corporate Sponsor)
- Land Trust Alliance
- Conservation Trust for North Carolina
- Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, DC
- WAYEB (Society of European Mayanists)
- University of Pennsylvania Museum
- Mint Museum of Art
- Hickory Museum of Art