Vermont Country Properties Blog

How to Find a Real Estate Agent

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Of all the decisions that come with buying or selling a home, one of the most consequential is choosing a real estate agent to represent you in the market. A home is a major investment, and the services of a professional are indispensable for determining its value and connecting with others who understand that value. Some of the most essential traits aren’t easy to evaluate on paper, however. Peggy Montague, owner of Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, shares advice for how to find a real estate agent who will help you meet your goals.

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Success Stories: Creating a Vermont Artist Community

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When Andy Reed calls client Danielle Epstein, she picks up the phone in a hurry. As a Vermont real estate agent, Andy is always on the lookout for news, the kind that has helped make Danielle’s Marble House Project a reality as the two have worked together over the past few years. Last summer, Andy helped initiate her purchase of the Marble West Inn before the property even officially hit the market. From the outset, Andy has approached the project as an opportunity to collaborate rather than just a one-time sale. “He’s my go-to guy when it comes to any kind of real estate questions,” she says. “He’s suggested a lot of great contractors, and he’s really become a friend.”

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New Agent Joins Manchester Office of Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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MANCHESTER, Vt.—Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Lisa Sullivan has joined the team at the Manchester office. Lisa is a former project manager who brings strong communication skills and a love of Vermont to a new career as a real estate agent.

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Stunning Lakefront Property on Lake Rescue

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This exceptional Lake Rescue location is one the best spots on the lake to take in year-round sunsets, summer swimming and mountain vistas of nearby Okemo.

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New to Market ~ Dorset

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As "Boston.com says"....This "Cider" House Rules!

Built by owners Janet and John Irving in 1989, this home was designed to be both a retreat and workspace.

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Made in Vermont: 5 Ways to Bring Vermont into your Home

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There may be a picture-perfect view of your slice of Vermont outside your window, but what about inside your walls? Vermont is a haven for artists, craftspeople and artisans, all ready and able to lend their skill to give your Vermont home a distinctive Green Mountain flair. Here are five ways to add elegant Vermont style into your home with Vermont-made products.

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Experienced Okemo Real Estate Agent Joins Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Okemo Office

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LUDLOW, VT — Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that broker Suzanne Garvey has joined the team at the Okemo office. Most recently the Managing Broker for a prominent Okemo real estate and development firm, Suzanne brings 14 years of real estate experience in the resort area and a strong selling record to Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Farm to Table Restaurants

The Downtown Grocery, Ludlow, VT

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In Vermont cuisine, local products are the star of the show. While not all Vermonters grow backyard gardens or farms, there’s no denying the attraction of fresh, local food. In fact, some of our most popular activities are farmers markets, and some of the best restaurants specialize in farm-to-table food.

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Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Announces the Highest Sale in the Stowe Area for 2014

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STOWE, Vt.—A historic Stowe inn, listed by Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently sold for $1.85 million. The transaction represents the highest Stowe real estate sale for both Lamoille County and the town of Stowe, Vt., for the year to-date.

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5 of Vermont's Favorite Swimming Holes

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When summer haze gets oppressive, Vermonters head on down to beautiful gorges, waterfalls, or lakes and jump in. A rocky stream or woodland pond can have all the necessary ingredients for a good old-fashioned swimming hole, and everyone has their favorite. We asked agents in each of our Vermont real estate offices for their recommendations in their neighborhoods. No matter where you find yourself in Vermont, there’s bound to be a swimming hole in your backyard (maybe even literally).

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