Vermont Real Estate Sales

SHOULD I LIST NOW OR WAIT UNTIL SPRING?

Should I List Now or Wait Until Spring?

We frequently hear this question, so we felt it was worth answering. Many sellers believe it’s best to wait until spring to list their properties because there are more buyers in the spring. While this is true, they often forget that there is also a flood of new listings in the spring, so the increased buyer activity is negated by the increase in listings. It’s also easy for your property to be overlooked in the deluge of spring listings.  

Winter does present some challenges for selling. Your landscaping and curb appeal might not shine, you can't open the windows for showings, and moving in colder temperatures with the threat of snow is no picnic. However, there are several advantages:

·         Winter buyers, in general, aren’t tire kickers. In an ideal world, few people would choose to move in the winter, so when a buyer is looking in the winter you know they’re serious.

·         Vermont is a 4 season recreational state.  Many tourists come to VT during the winter to downhill ski and ride, to Nordic ski, fat bike and / or snowmobile.  If your home is anywhere near any of these, winter might expose your property to a completely different audience. 

·         The advent of the internet has made winter shopping easier. Gone are the days of trying to evaluate a property based on one photo and a few words in the local paper. Now buyers have access to 30-40 photos, 3-D tours, multiple pages of data, neighborhood data, Google street view, and aerial maps with just a few clicks.  

·         The process from list to close can be cleaner and quicker, since the parties instrumental to a sale—attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and appraisers—tend to have less on their plates. This means a winter sale may result in a less stressful transaction.  

Let's take a look at last winter (November 1, 2018— March 31, 2019), when 342 properties were sold in the Northeast Kingdom. Not too shabby for a time of year when most consumers think the market is dead.  

Finally, you never know when the right buyer for your property is going to enter the market, but you don't want to miss the opportunity. So, if you’re ready to sell and your home is ready to list, think twice about waiting and trying to time the market perfectly.  

If you are considering listing your home or land, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the C21 Farm & Forest team—the top-selling agency in the NEK—we’d be happy to provide a market analysis or offer suggestions for getting your home ready to sell.  

 

 

You May Qualify for a Vermont Fuel Tank Rebate

Effective as of August 15, 2017, Vermont's Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) regulations require that all aboveground heating oil, kerosene and diesel storage tanks need to be inspected at least once every three years.  The regulations clarify when tanks need to be inspected and when a fuel dealer must red-tag a tank.  The Vermont Petroleum Cleanup Fund (PCF) offers financial assistance to residential tank owners toward the removal, replacement or upgrade of both aboveground and underground fuel oil storage tanks.  If you do not qualify for financial assistance from the state of Vermont, you may be eligible for a $250 rebate when replacing a non-compliant tank.  For more information and helpful links, including the $250 Vermont Fuel Tank Rebate form, go to http://vermontfuel.com/tank/index.html

 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This  3-bedroom home situated on 1.36 acres on Burke Mountain is our Deal of the Week! This Yankee Design home helps you make the most of all four seasons, inside and out, with a heated sunroom, screened porch, and large deck, as well as direct access to mountain bike and ski trails. Recently reduced to $550,000. Click here for more details, and contact Andrea Kupetz in the Burke office to see this property.

 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

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Price reduced, fully furnished, Burke Mountain Ski House with ski-in, ski-out access! Spacious living area with cathedral ceilings and beautiful wood/paint interior. 4 Bedrooms in the main area and a studio in the lower level. The wall of windows offers natural light and views! Extra large deck out back to enjoy the sound of the babbling brook. For more information click here and contact Andrea Kupetz.

It's Our Deal of the Week!

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Beautiful 2BDR/2BA Condo right on Burke Mountain! Granite countertops and plenty of cupboard space. Spacious livignroom with glass sliding doors to a patio. Master bedroom also walks out to a private patio! For more information click here and contact Annette Dalley.

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winning Agents!

The Maclures would like to recognize our 2015 award winning agents after a record year of over $62M in total sales.

From Left to Right Starting in the Rear:
Lyell Reed: $3M producer, Quality Service Award, Ruby Award
Steve Peacock: $2M producer
Nicholas Maclure: Broker / Owner
Daniel Maclure: Broker / Owner
Brandy Goulet: $2M Producer. Quality Service Award
Connie Isabelle: $5M Producer, Quality Service Award, 
Annette Dalley: $7M Producer, Quality Service Award, Centurion Producer
Andrea Kupetz: $7M Producer, Masters Diamond
Missing from photo: 
David Campbell: $2M Producer, Quality Service Award
Travis Casey: $2M Producer

We would also like to thank the rest of our sales team and our support staff that helped us achieve a per person productivity award and a Gold Medallion Award at the Office level!  Finally, our Rental Team of Lee Pierce, Lawrie Easterbrooks and Brandy Goulet lead our Rental department to a record year as well!

 

Sale of Barton Mobile Home Park

Sale of Barton Mobile Home Park

On December 30, 2011 LeBlancs Trailer Park on Park Street in Barton was sold to Mark Bean of Beans Manufactured Homes in Lyndonville. We would like to thank Roger LeBlanc for entrusting the marketing of his property with Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty, and were happy to assist Mark in this purchase.