Blog :: 06-2013

Welcome to our blog!

Below you will find information on real estate, our local area, and the community. Please feel free to comment on any posts, we would love to hear what you think! 

"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression"...Will Rogers

While sellers can count on the importance of "location, location, location" one of the most important features is a good first impression when it comes to selling their home. When real estate sales were booming here at Okemo, buyers were scooping up properties regardless of condition. Inventory was much lower and buyers needed to move fast when the right property came on the market.

Fast forward and it is a new day!  The Okemo real estate market is improving and we see buyers returning to the market, but they are no longer grabbing up properties regardless of condition. There is still some sense of urgency due to rising interest rates; however, it has never been more important for sellers to put their best foot forward in terms of preparing a clean, well maintained and inviting home.

As a Real Estate Professional, I have seen sellers drop prices, offer selling bonuses and look for other creative ways to get the property sold. But remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Pay attention to buyer's feedback, this is gold.

If your real estate agent isn't making suggestions on what you need to do to get your home ready to sell, ask and then....act!

Whether your property is a winter vacation ski home or a primary year round residence it should be dressed to impress in any season. Cut the grass, paint he door, clean the closets, stain the deck... money spent upfront will help grab that buyer the first time through and stand out against the competition.  Just as looks aren't everything....neither is price.

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Vermont Properties and Development, Inc Check out our new website

Now that a particularly busy spring is winding down, we would like to take the opportunity to tell you about our new Vermont Properties' website and blog.

The new site provides us with enhanced tools to market properties as well as the ability for consumers who register to set up an account and enter property criteria and track the market activity.  Not only will consumers have our in-house listing information but the entire MLS is accessible from the Vermont Properties site!

Some of the features and tools available once an account is set up:

  • Keep an eye on favorite listings by saving them to their account
  • Receive email alerts the moment a listing matching their criteria hits the market
  • As goals change,  consumers can refine searches with the touch of a button

Our blog provides timely information about our real estate market for both buyers and sellers. Join the conversation or send us topics you would like to hear more about.

We invite you to take a look at both the new website and become a follower of our blog.

 

 

 

Vermont Properties and Development Brought the house down.... in this case the office!

Big changes are underway here at Vermont Properties and Development.  Our late 1800s building is under renovation.  We are all excited about our new space and know that we will be able to service our clientele even better with our new conference room and reception area.

If you are in town, stop by 29 Locust Hill Road at the base of Okemo Mountain and check out the progress through the summer. There will be no changes to our office hours or availability while under construction.  We will maintain all aspects of our services without interruption.

Check our blog often to watch our progress. We will keep you posted so stay tuned and watch the progress with our photo documentation!

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