Underhill Real Estate

Underhill Real Estate

Two years ago I closed my real estate office in Underhill Center and moved my license to Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in Stowe. While I still spend a great deal of time with Underhill real estate on the western side of Mount Mansfield, my license hangs on the eastern side in Stowe, and that [more]

Mud season in Vermont

Mud Season in Vermont

If you don’t want to sell your house, April is the time to list it. Sound confusing? Hear me out. Mud season and selling homes do not go hand in hand, and April is mud season in Vermont. Mud season has one thing in common with ski season: picking your line. How are you going [more]

selling a smart home

Selling a smart home

Selling a smart home with smart home technology—lighting and heat control, security technologies, window treatment automation—is the wave of the future. All you need is a smartphone or laptop and you can control all your devices from a distant location. But according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, only about 15 percent [more]

sell your house in winter

Sell your house in winter — 8 easy tips

Trying to sell your house in winter? As a real estate agent I know that can be a challenge in Vermont. On the other hand, fewer homes on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. By upping the cozy factor, making the most of winter assets, and paying attention to details, you [more]

Vermont family ski area

Live at a Vermont Family Ski Area

Here is a great opportunity to own a trailside home at a Vermont family ski area, Bolton Valley Ski Resort. You can ski in, ski out from your back door, right onto the resort’s ski trails. Enjoy fresh powder, moonlight cross-country skiing on the Catamount Trail, snowshoeing, and some of the best backcountry skiing in [more]

Summer in Cambridge Vermont

Summer in Cambridge Vermont

Smugglers’ Resort is a big draw for winter sports enthusiasts, and that’s why many people live in nearby Cambridge. That said, summer in Cambridge Vermont can be as exciting, fun, and rewarding as winter, and a lot of people live in Cambridge because it’s a thriving rural Vermont community. The town of Cambridge consists of [more]

What does 6% get you?

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty charges a 6% listing fee when you list your property for sale with them. My experience as a real estate agent has shown that many people do not understand what our fee is about, and many believe that 6% fee is negotiable, which it is not. So, you many be [more]

What is my house worth

What is My House Worth?

Whenever I meet with someone about selling their home, the first thing they ask is, What is my house worth? In other words, they want to know how they should price it. If you are wondering, “What is my house worth?” you really want to know what the going rate is. I call this “determining [more]

Pricing a house

Pricing a Home so There’s Room for Negotiation

A common misconception I often encounter in real estate is that sellers believe they should be pricing a home so there’s room for negotiation. They also tend to perceive their home to be worth more than others think it’s worth. There’s a technical term for this. It’s called The Endowment Effect. It is rare that [more]

Single level living in Williston Vermont

Single Level Living in Williston Vermont

Here is an opportunity for single level living in Williston Vermont, in a 3-bedroom ranch-style house with cedar-shake siding, an enclosed foyer, and a screened-in porch. The approach to this understated ranch does not tell the entire story, because you can’t see the ell-shaped design from the road. What appears to be a tiny house [more]