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]

Custom designed Vermont home

Custom Designed Vermont Home

Built by an award-winning builder, this energy-efficient, custom designed Vermont home pays exquisite attention to detail, inside and out. Its strategic design optimizes views of Camel’s Hump, unique living spaces, and intriguing angles. It has easy access to I-89 and is close to year-round mountain recreation. Recently, the seller reduced the price from $859,000 to [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]

real estate curb appeal

Container Planting for Curb Appeal

If you are planning to sell your home this summer, consider container planting for curb appeal. Petunias cascading from flower boxes, colorful flower pots on patios, and vertical interest can enhance the appearance of your house when potential buyers drive by. I’m a real estate agent, not a gardener, so I consulted my friend Kate, [more]

Why real estate closings can go wrong

Why real estate closings can go wrong

I’ve been a real estate agent since 1986 and early on in my career I might have wondered why real estate closings can go wrong. While most transactions make it from contract to the closing table, there may be some things that go bump in the night. Nothing is more stressful than a closing going [more]

Real estate in Cambridge Vermont

Cambridge Vermont Real Estate

Cambridge is the quintessential picturesque Vermont village. Although it appears to be a sleepy town, there’s really a lot going on, especially when it comes to real estate. Here’s a look at what’s happening with the Cambridge Vermont real estate market. In addition to a few new shops opening up in town, the big news [more]

Underhill Country Store in summer

Changes at Underhill Country Store

As a resident and real estate agent in Underhill, Vermont, I am pleased to share the news about the future of the Underhill Country Store, where I had an office for 11 years. I was located on the second floor, which was very handy when I was hungry or needed a coffee fix. Or a [more]

Why List With Sotheby's

Why List With Sotheby’s

I am a Vermont real estate agent with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in Stowe. When I have my initial meeting with sellers, inevitably the first thing they ask is, “What can Sotheby’s do for me?” What they are really asking is, “Why list with Sotheby’s?” I will answer that question shortly, but first, a [more]

Waterbury Vermont streetscape

New Streetscape in Waterbury Vermont

Above: Before and after images of what a section of Waterbury’s Main Street makeover would look like. Plans are underway for a new streetscape in Waterbury Vermont. Main Street will be transformed into a comfortable, interesting, visually pleasing, and usable space for residents, business owners, and visitors. The revitalization stems from the flooding that occurred [more]