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Meet our team of experienced and highly knowledgeable realtors listed below. Be sure to contact us to connect with our team or you can reach out to each realtor directly by clicking on their email address listed at the bottom of each bio. 

Kathy BurnsKathy Burns - Vermont Properties Real Estate Agent

Owner/Broker

kathy@vtprop.com

EXPERIENCE

In 1988 I returned to my hometown after college, married my husband Scott, and began my real estate career. Scott and I worked together on Okemo Mountain for our first project and since then we have been actively involved in several developments on Okemo and in the surrounding area.  To keep up with demand, I opened a second office located on Okemo in the Winterplace Condominium complex where Alyson Blodgett lends her talents as our Winterplace Broker. My goal has always been to best serve the needs of both buyers and sellers.

As a local business owner, I strongly believe in doing my part for our local community. Throughout four generations, my family has been deeply involved in the Okemo Valley. My husband Scott and I, along with our two daughters are proud to carry on the family tradition of serving the community of Ludlow as our entire family enjoys hiking, running, sailing and of course, skiing.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Streetscapes and various nonprofit organizations in the area giving back to the community that has given my family so much. One of my favorite events is Flannel with Flare which benefits various causes through the Okemo Community Challenge.  Every year with the help of our friends and community members, we have collected more than 100 winter clothing items to donate to Black River Good Neighbors. We are proud of our role in this project for over 10 years. Comedy Night is an annual event you won’t want to miss. I am always amazed by the effect that even one person can have on their local community. Together we can make a difference.

 

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

  • State of Vermont Good Neighbor award
  • Okemo Community Challenge Chair
  • Okemo Mountain Alpine Race Association
  • Okemo Mountain School Chairwoman - Development Board
  • OMARA Board Member

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Vermont Association of Realtors
  • Crown Point Board of Realtors Member

PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTY

  • Realtor® ABR®, CRS®, GRI
  • Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification

TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

  • William Raveis Sales Team – 2019
  • William Raveis Certificate of Excellence
    • # 1 Affiliate Team – Closed Units 2018
  • William Raveis Certificate of Excellence
    • #1 Affiliate Team - Closed Volume 2018
  • William Raveis Certificate of Excellence
    • #1 Affiliate Team - Closed Units 2017
  • William Raveis Certificate of Excellence
    • #1 Affiliate Team - Closed Units 2016
  • William Raveis Certificate of Excellence
    • Chairman’s Elite Club

BILINGUAL LANGUAGE: Greek

SPECIALIZED MARKET

We specialize in the Okemo Valley, both on and off Okemo mountain and the lakes region which is located in Ludlow, Vermont. Additionally, we also serve the surrounding towns of Andover, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Reading, and Weston.

 

Kevin BarnesKevin Barnes - Vermont Properties Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Sales Associate

Kevin@vtprop.com

After graduating from Johnson and Wales University, I spent many years in the local hospitality industry forming strong ties to the Okemo Valley. In 2013, I joined Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. as a Sales Associate and have over 13 years of experience in real estate sales.

To better serve our international buyers, I am a Certified International Property Specialist.

I believe my knowledge of various software and the latest digital tools provides me the experience to remain current with the latest marketing trends in real estate.

I enjoy being very active in my community serving as a member of Ludlow Rotary Cub, and served as president 2020/2021, a board member of the Little Ascutney Snowmobile Club, past president of the Reading Friends and Neighbors Community Foundation, past president of Reading Recreation Commission, and past board member of Okemo Community Challenge.

As a native Vermonter, I live in Reading with my wife and pets. I spend as much time as I can with my 2 twenty-something sons and in my spare time, I enjoy all that Vermont has to offer including skiing, biking, boating, hiking, and snowmobiling.

EDUCATION

Johnson and Wales

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Vermont Association of Realtors®

William Raveis Chairman’s Club Elite

William Raveis Excellence in Customer Service

2016 President of Crown Point Board of Realtors

PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTIES

Certified International Property Specialist

Luxury Property Specialist

Vacation Homes

Lake Homes

Resort Condominiums

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2019 - 2020 President of Ludlow Rotary Club

2015 - 2017 RPAC Chair for CPBR

2014 - 2017 Board member of Okemo Community Foundation

2007 - 2017 President of Reading Friends and Neighbors Community Foundation

President Reading Recreation

Director Okemo Community Challenge Foundation

Board member and trailblazer of Little Ascutney Snowmobile Club

Sarah SheehanSarah Sheehan - Vermont Properties Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Broker

Sarah@vtprop.com

As a native Vermonter who is now raising my own children in Ludlow, I understand why people seek the very special lifestyle that Vermont and, more importantly, the Okemo Valley has to offer.

As an agent, I truly enjoy helping both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams. My goal is to provide you with a well-informed, honest real estate experience.

I have been a Realtor since 2006, recently obtaining my Broker license. For the past several years I have served as Director of the local Crown Point Board of Realtors, as well as the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce. I like to make a difference where I can and try to keep busy. My children are getting older and after-school events are sadly dwindling. However, you can still find me catching a local basketball game.

Over the years I have sold an assortment of properties from historic B&B’s to slope-side condominiums. Being a life-long resident, I have a great deal of experience in this specialized area. From mountain homes and condos to lakefront homes or country estates, I’ll be with you every step of the way.

I pride myself on being up to date with the latest real estate technology, software, and education which I use to better serve buyers and sellers alike. In addition to my REALTOR designation and Broker license, I have also obtained The Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification. This designation is a tool for REALTORS® who specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination. In short, this helps me be more knowledgeable in my line of work to help you meet your goals of owning or selling a vacation or investment property. Additionally, I am a Luxury Property Specialist. This designation requires training every two years and a certain threshold of luxury sales over 1 million dollars. I have also obtained the PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) and CHP (Certified Homeownership Program) certifications. PSA designation means that I can better help you price your property or a property that you are interested in purchasing. Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and approaching the pricing assignment from various perspectives. I will do this by creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. The CHP designation has given me a more comprehensive understanding of mortgage, insurance, and settlement procedures.

Our firm/company works tirelessly to be an industry leader by not so much following trends, but by making them. I am fortunate to work with an amazing team here in Ludlow and an enormous network of talented Raveis agents to call upon.

 

 

Joe KarlJoe Karl - Vermont Properties Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Sales Associate

Joe@vtprop.com

Hailing from Fairfield County, Connecticut, my ties with the Okemo Valley started in 1996 when I married my wife in Ludlow. Part of the first team assembled to launch Jackson Gore in 1998, I have been selling area properties ever since and enjoy helping people find just the right home. 22 years later, I still enjoy every interaction. Listen first, show second is my motto.

I know every inch of Okemo mountain and the surrounding valley. When I decided to build my own dream home, I cleared the land and oversaw all aspects of the building process. This gave me a unique perspective that I use to guide my customers through a sometimes complex process.

I have been actively serving on the Crown Point Board of Realtors for many years, including one term as President, and was named “Realtor of the Year” in 2015. In my spare time I have led Okemo snowshoe hikes for over 18 years, mountain bike religiously and, also "skin" up Okemo at least once a week.  When not conducting real estate business or playing outdoors I tend to our 36-acre mini-farm complete with dogs, a cat, and chickens. My wife and three incredible daughters embrace the bucolic lifestyle of Vermont. All three children grew up skiing Okemo, two are now instructors. Buying a home is a milestone event, it brings me great pleasure to help families find the perfect home in this beautiful Okemo Valley area.

 

 

 

 

Daniel ChildsJoe Karl - Vermont Properties Real Estate Agent

Dan@vtprop.com

Born and raised in Colorado, I grew up surrounded by my supportive and hard-working family, the soaring mountains, and countless outdoor adventures. Growing up, my family of six prioritized spending time together on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the water of Lake Powell. My grandparent’s successful real estate business piqued my interest at an early age and fed my passion for real estate.

I was always intrigued by the ever-changing market, architecture, and the personal relationships created along the way. 

In 2012, I attended college at the University of Vermont. I knew very little about New England but quickly fell in love with its seasons, charm, and tight-knit communities. While at college I met my now fiancé, Abigail, the current Marketing Director for William Raveis Vermont Properties. 

After graduating, Abigail, our rescue dog Maple, and I settled in Ludlow when we accepted jobs at Okemo Mountain, not knowing we were about to move to the town where we would someday buy our first home. I spent my first winter in Ludlow on the Okemo Snowmaking Team, a position that led me to meet many of my close friends and make connections within the local community. Learning the backend of mountain operations provided me with insight and knowledge to help you find your perfect Vermont home.

I have been mixing up craft cocktails at the Homestyle Hotel, a local cocktail bar, and restaurant for the past four years. I’ve met so many great people along the way and am excited to be part of this community.

2022 brought a new opportunity when I was approached to join the very talented agents here at William Raveis Vermont Properties. Having always dreamed of working in the real estate world.  I’m both excited and honored to be welcomed as a new member of this successful team. 

I look forward to helping you find your next home in the Okemo Valley.