For the Vermont small town purist, there is really nothing like Dorset. Steeped in history, drenched in elegance, bathed in community, this is the type of town you think of when you think of Vermont. This is just a place where people love to live, and the homes reflect this: elegant estates with rolling lawns, happy family homes waiting for memories to be made, economical second homes with the comfort and privacy to truly get away. Dorset is Vermont living the way it was meant to be.
There’s something special about holidays in Vermont. Celebrating Thanksgiving in the kitchen or Christmas by the fireplace is a goal of many who are searching for their new Vermont home. Even for those of us celebrating our fourth, fifth or twentieth holiday season in Vermont, the lustre hardly diminishes. “Vermont is everything you think about when you think about the holidays,” explains Teresa DiNapoli, the Managing Broker of our Okemo office. In many ways, what makes our Vermont holiday traditions so special is that they are, in fact, traditional.
STRATTON, VT – Murs Woods, a 160 acre mountain estate listed by Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, recently sold for $4.35 million. The transaction represents the highest residential real estate sale in Vermont in the last 12 months.
If you’re thinking about heading for the hills to live the Vermont dream, few people could offer greater inspiration than Leslie Fraser. She packed her bags and moved to the Mount Snow area to be a ski instructor in the 1970s, and has been writing chapters into her Vermont story ever since. Leslie was the co-founder of the Mount Snow real estate agency “A Place in Vermont” that merged with Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Recently honored as the 2014 Realtor® of the Year by the Southern Vermont Board of Realtors, Leslie’s commitment to her profession and her community distinguishes as an agent.
Andy Reed, Managing Broker of our Manchester office represented the buyers in the $1.3 million sale of 641 Wind Hill Road in Manchester Center. Andy was thrilled to bring his clients, Jason and Marina, to one of the best locations in Manchester, with 10 pastoral acres and long-range views.
Jason and Marina are excited for their family to be joining the Manchester community. Jason is in the renewable energy sector, specializing in wind farms, and will be bringing his business to the Manchester area. “As a forester,” said Andy, “I admire Jason’s work in renewable energy and am excited to see clean energy sources become even more accessible in the area.”
Congratulations to Andy who takes great pride in using his expertise, resources, and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary buyers.
In September, we set out to learn what makes Vermont special to the people who live, work, visit and play here. Each and every person at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has their own reasons for falling in love with the Green Mountain State, or a unique moment when they knew they would be drawn to stay here.
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.
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.”
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.