Lyell Reed

REALTOR® | Sales Associate Derby Office

Derby Office

5043 U.S. 5
PO Box 331
Derby, VT 05829

Email Phone: 802.334.1200 Toll Free: 800.273.5371 Fax: 802-334-5402

About Lyell

I was born and raised on a family farm in the little town of Coventry, where I still reside. My interests lie within my community, my family and real estate community. I am very proud and pleased to live in the heart of such a splendid place we call The Northeast Kingdom. My Real Estate profession spans some 20 years. In 2012, I was chosen Orleans County Realtor of the Year and in 2016, I was awarded the prestigious Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, an honor! I have extensive knowledge of the area, its people, our customs and lifestyle. With roots firmly planted, I will always be here for family, friends, my clients, customers and the real estate community.


Lyell went above and beyond!  He knows his stuff!  Met all our needs and made us feel comfortable and confident during the entire process.  Couldn't have asked for a better agent.  Truly a good person who is passionate about his work!  Thanks a million!!! ~ Ann Marie Wood, Waterford

It was a long process but we reached a satisfactory conclusion.  Living far away was challenging, but Lyell kept us in the loop. ~ Daniel & Gayle Phillabaum, Puerto Rico 

Lyell Reed did an outstanding job with great results.  He was very professional, reliable and always available.  Lyell has a very good understanding of the way things work in the real world!  I would definitely have Lyell as my selling agent in another home sale and would highly recommend Lyell. ~ Elaine Horner Estate

Oh, Lyell - you had no idea what you were getting into when you first showed that home to me in Irasburg, Vermont.  Little did you know that several months later I would start the home search with Melinda as well.  You did everything for us and are a standout gentleman.  You gave up numerous weekends, days off and mornings to meet with us and drive all over the state.  You and Melinda were on the same page about homes, renovations and walls to be taken down.  We couldn't have asked for a better realtor.  This was our first time ever buying a home and we learned so much from working with you.  You were there 24/7 for us and made everyething come together in such a timely fashion.  You kept reminding us to keep in touch t after the sale was completed, but Lyell, when the time comes for us to sell/buy again, expect a call from us and for the 2nd round with the Coutu family.  Thank you for helping us find our first home.  ~ Andre and Melinda

Lyell was our broker when we bought the property at Dashner Drive and he became a friend as well as our agent.  He was very professional & knows the business very well.  We had all the faith that he would get us the best deal as he did when we purchased the house.  If anyone asks about needing an agent, we always refer them to Lyell.  He is absolutely sincere & doesn't act like a normal salesman in the sense that he doesn't just tell you what you want to hear.  He's also there with important information you need to hear and is eager to find out something if he isn't sure of the answer.  You could call or e-mail him and if he was busy with another client he would let you know & get back to you as soon as he could.  Otherwise, he responded immediately to any form of communication.  He is someone after you meet him for 5 minutes you feel as if you had known him all your life, like an old dear trusted friend.  From the day we talked to him about listing our property he was already working on his advertising set-up so when we actually signed the paperwork that evening, the very next morning he had all his ideas in motion.  It wasn't even 2 days and we had people interested in our house and he was always in touch with us with anything we might need to do to help sell it.  ~ Leonard Porter, Derby Line

Jessie and I would like to thank you once again for everything.  You went above and beyond what was expected in all aspects of this nightmare process.  As you know, these past few years have been nothing but headaches for us and, thanks to you, we now have one less to worry about.  Thanks~ Ray

We originally came to know Lyell via a property we found through that he had listed.  We went to see the listed property and the place wasn't a fit but Lyell was.  Of all the real estate agents we had talked with, he was the ONLY one who understood what we were looking for and sent us properties that fit the bill.  We knew we would find something eventually we could buy through  him.  listening & responding seems to be rare in the industry these days, but not with Lyell!  He is highly recommended from us.  Thank you!!!  ~ Matthew & Adrienne Rasmussen

From start to finish, Lyell was a huge help.  We presented our ideas and we leaned on him for feedback and suggestions.  His years of experience really paid off.  Lyell is responsive and hustles, qualities that we much appreciate.  At times we found ourselves discouraged by the house selling experience, but Lyell was always available with logical words of encouragement.  Wrap these attributes up with a very pleasant and joyful personality for an all around great realtor.  ~ David Hunt

Lyell was very accommodating in helping to find the perfect home.  He went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied.  He has a great personality and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Vermont.  I would recommend him to anyone looking to relocate.  ~ Priscilla Pelletier

As a first time home buyer this process was a little scary.  Lyell was very helpful with any questions we had and was really quick with a response!  Very friendly, definitely made the home buying process less stressful!  I would recommend him to family and friends for sure! ~ Brittney Lantagne & Tristan Burdick

Lyell was absolutely great to deal with and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the market for a new home or trying to sell their property.  I greatly appreciate his diligence to his work and his friendly approach.  Throughout the whole process, Lyell went above and beyond to make his knowledge of the housing market available to us whenever we had questions.  Lyell definitely gets straight "A's" from me! ~ Jessica Burdick

He was fantastic!  I would highly recommend Lyell to anyone trying to sell their property!  He was an incredible help to get this difficult closing to go through!  ~ Suzanne Slowik

Making a purchase long distance (1300 miles away) was not easy.  I spoke with 4 different realtors in the process of a long internet search on properties that looked like they may be what I was looking for.  At the time, Lyell seemed to be more interested in finding out what we wanted, and patiently looked at all the properties I forwarded to him, also making recommendations of his own.  Finally arriving in Vermont, Lyell went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and to make sure we saw all the things we had chosen to see, even offering to set up appointments for things completely out of his area that he was not able to show himself.  In a short period of time, there was a huge effort on his part to accommodate us.  By that time he knew which property would work for us (he was right).  At every step of the process, Lyell worked well with us to make sure all things were happening properly and expediently.  From email recommendations to finding local businesses to the closing, he worked with us all the way.  My wife and I were both thankful to have someone as helpful as he was.  A great amount of effort was put into helping us.  I would recommend Lyell without question and thank him for all he did for us.  Thank you Lyell.  ~ Thomas & Janis Strange

I met Lyell Reed when I contacted him about a property he had listed.  While that property did not prove to be what I was looking for, I was impressed with Lyell from the start and have used his services in the purchase of a couple of other properties.  Lyell really knows everything about the properties, their history, the area, etc.  In addition, he truly seems to put the customer's interest first and is nevery pushy about a property that is not right.  Finally, I can say with no hesitation that looking at property with Lyell Reed is never boring or tedious.  ~ Mary Hennessy

Lyell went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home!  He was always responsive and there to answer all of our questions 24/7.  Perfection, perserverance and persistence all describe how Lyell handled our home search.  Once we found our perfect home, Lyell was extremely helpful in making sure the closing went smoothly and we were introduced to the key people and places of our new neighborhood.  With over a dozen contact numbers in hand, anything we need is just a phone call away.  We already feel like a part of the neighborhood and certainly part of the Century 21 family!  We highly recommend Lyell!  ~ Lyndsee & Amando Manno

I enjoyed working with Lyell and recommended his service to a friend.  My friend's listing was under a contract with another agency.  Lyell showed much integrity by giving great advice to my friend by honoring the other person's contract.  His ethical relationship with other agencies was more important to him than to land another account.  His integrity proved to me he is reliable and trustworthy.  I would look him up again if I ever need a realtor.  Very Pleased! ~ Marc Aube

Lyell made the process fun and always kept us on track.  When I got overwhelmed and stressed about the process, Lyell had a calming effect and helped guide us along the way.  Lyell was always available for us.  We work during business hours so most of our correspondence took place after-hours and on weekends.  He was very helpful and flexible. ~ Stephen & Jane Fish

Lyell had been involved in other properties I owned in the past.  Although it took longer than what I had hoped to sell this property Lyell never gave up trying.  He is very knowledgeable in the real estate market and works well with clients to find them the "perfect fit".  He was always available for my many questions and concerns throughout the process and quick to give feedback after a showing (which is not always the case with some realtors).  I would highly recommend Lyell if you are looking to buy or sell a property. ~ Corinne & Doug Clawes

Lyell was super in understanding my concerns and needs and he kept in touch throughout the whole process.  He helped us look at many homes and there was no discouragement or disbelief in what I was looking for, just a lot of miles and encouragement from him.  Lyell helped in the complete process.  ~ Ron G.

Lyell, We want to thank you again for your help throughout the buying process.  You exemplify the core values in good service that is lacking all too often in our general society.  We spent most of the afternoon at our new property yesterday and we hope to spend many years there in the future thanks to your help.  We want to wish you and your family all the best for the holiday season and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.  Cheers, Gregg



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