About New Leaf Team


At Montague Miller & Co we want to express our gratitude to all of our friends and clients for putting your trust in our agents and company as we continue to focus on helping you realize your real estate goals. While serving central Virginia for over seven decades, we have weathered a few challenges although the Covid pandemic has been most unique. We have been blessed over the last 16 months to not only have survived, but to have thrived. We have you, our loyal friends and clients to thank. While the greatest challenges of the pandemic may be behind us, the repercussions and effects on the market will likely be felt for some time to come.

At Montague Miller our primary concern is to you, our friends and clients and for your health and safety. The steps we have taken both internally with our agents and employees, and in our recommendations to you, our buyers, sellers, and tenants continues to focus on the safety as well as the comfort of those around us. Our aim is to minimize risk while continuing to meet your needs in the real estate world. There are a number of steps we are continuing to take.

We want to assure our clients that health and safety is of utmost importance and have the following plans in place.

  • Sellers: If you are putting your home on the market you have the right to request that COVID procedures (masks, hand sanitizers, etc) be required when Agents or prospective buyers enter your home. There are many additional steps you can take to mitigate concerns about the spread of the Virus and our Agents would be happy to discuss those with you.

  • Buyers: When looking at homes you and your Agent must adhere to the requests of any Seller as to Covid precautions they require. This may range from none to face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and booties. You are of course able to be more cautious than what is required as well. Discuss with your Agent whether you prefer to ride together or in separate cars. And discuss with your Agent your preferences when getting together. People feel many different ways about what precautions may be necessary at this time but our goal is make things both comfortable and safe for you.

  • Office: While our offices are now fully open, we are still requesting that everyone wear masks when in the public spaces within the building. When in the conference rooms or agent offices all are free to remove masks although if you are not vaccinated we would request that you continue to wear masks at all times in our buildings.

While the real estate market slowed dramatically in March and April of last year, the recovery from that time has been robust. We were fortunate that Real Estate was considered an essential service by the state, enabling us to continue serving you throughout this trying time. We are grateful for the trust you have placed in us. We would be delighted to assist you in your real estate journey.

With best regards,

Rives Bailey

President, Montague Miller & Co, Realtors


Congratulations to John and Rives on their induction into the 2020 class of the CAAR Professional Honor Society!

From the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS

CAAR announced the induction of 50 REALTORS® into the 2020 class of the CAAR Professional Honor Society during a virtual General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 11th. 

This prestigious accolade has been a long-standing award program at the state level and was instituted by CAAR in 1996 to recognize standards of industry excellence. A total of 194 different REALTORS® have reached this pinnacle achievement in the local program's history. The 2020 class marks the 25th year for six CAAR members and the first year for one member.

The selection process for each year relies on four core areas: association involvement, professional development, leadership and volunteer participation, and the success in either production of sales or ability as a managing Broker.

1 - 4 Years | First Year*
Quinton Beckham
Emily Dooley
John Farmer*
Erin Garcia
Lisa Herndon
Errin Kardos-Searcy
Barbara Kelley
Katelyn Mancini
Sarah Monceaux
Brentney Moore
Kristin Sorokti
Amanda Spigone
Wes Sury
Josh White

6 – 9 Years
Rachel Burns
Anne Burroughs
Debbie Cash
Dan Conquest
Tele Jenifer
Mary Katherine King
Georgia Lindsey
Jessica Russo
Keith Smith
Yonna Smith
Kristin Streed
Tom Woolfolk

10 Years
Pam Dent

11 – 14 Years
Kelly Ceppa
Michael Guthrie
Denise Ramey
Sasha Tripp
John Updike

16 – 19 Years
Pat Crabtree
James Dickerson
Gaby Hall
Kathy Markwood
Donna Patton
Sue Plaskon
Greg Slater

20 Years
Sabrina Thompson

21 – 24 Years
Rives Bailey
Anita Dunbar
Karen Kehoe
Pat Sury

25 Years
Kim Armstrong
Tim Carson
Percy Montague, IV.
Trish Owens
Pat Widhalm
Arleen Yobs

The 2020 Professional Honor Society & Awards Meeting was sponsored by Farm Credit of the Virginias.


Like many of you in Charlottesville, we are carefully monitoring the Coronavirus situation and making decisions to keep our team and our friends and clients safe.

For our team, we have enacted a stay home policy for all team members who feel ill or have traveled widely recently. Our office has increased their level of cleaning & sanitizing office space. And we are personally following recommended safety precautions from the CDC & Health Department which includes not shaking hands and practicing social distancing measures such as not driving clients to showings in our personal vehicles.

If you are selling your home and have significant concerns about exposure to the virus, please let us know we can limit or stop showings. If you are sick yourself, please let us know so we can pause showings & prevent spreading any illnesses during this time.

We recommend leaving hand sanitizer by the entrance & wiping down frequently touched items (kitchen counters, door knobs, etc.) after each showing.

If you are house hunting, some of the same ideas apply. If you are sick, please consider cancelling any showings you have scheduled so we can prevent spreading any illnesses during this time.

Please use hand sanitizer prior to and after visiting any homes. And please maintain safe practices such as avoid touching your face and social distancing no matter where you are.

Below is a letter from Montague Miller & Co that discusses some of the concerns and recommendations surrounding COVID-19.  If you have any specific questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call or email.

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