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Vermont Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Update & Advice from Vermont’s Top Realtors & Agents

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VT Real Estate Buying & Selling Trends



Vermont’s real estate season picks up with the start of spring. With interest rates down and market variety and inventory up – we decided to check with some local Vermont real estate agents and Realtors. Is it a great time to buy or sell a home? Our experts offer their advice and tips for both sides of the Vermont real estate market.

Vermont’s real estate market begins its slow climb through the end of the winter months. Nancy Jenkins, owner and broker of Prudential Realty Mart in South Burlington, said “The season begins towards the end of January and climbs steadily towards spring before peaking around May or June”.

quote1No matter what time of year someone decides to buy, there are certain things that should be considered. Jeanie Chamberlain of Berkley, Veller & Greene Real Estate in Rutland said that buyers, especially first time buyers, should “attend a homebuyer seminar before they make any serious decisions.”

Once the buyer(s) have some background information, the next thing needed is a good real estate agent. “It is important that you have a worker who is knowledgeable and can direct you to proper venues for your questions and concerns,” Jenkins said.

A real estate agent should be able to help a buyer with finding a good inspector. Chamberlain said that she advises all of her clients to have an inspection done on the house they are looking at. “It is worth the investment to have the home carefully inspected because if there are any major deficiencies, many times not even known by the seller, they [the buyers] have the option to not purchase or ask the seller to remedy [the problem],” she said.

Another piece of advice that Jenkins offers to her clients is a pre-approval letter from the bank. “It is always good to know exactly how much you are approved for before looking for a house. It makes budgeting easier and cuts down on the hassle after buyers have decided on the house they want.”

There are also tips that come along with selling a home. One thatquote2 Jenkins can’t stress enough is de-cluttering the home before showing it. “Clear rooms of all unnecessary things…buyers don’t want to buy a house with storage problems,” she said.

Like with every market, real estate follows trends. Across the board, condition is key. Jenkins said that many buyers are looking for updated homes that they will not have to remodel. But she advises sellers to consult with an agent before remodeling to sell, so they will get a return for their money. Many buyers are looking for updated kitchens and baths, open floor plans and sunny, open lots.

A recent trend that has taken hold is energy efficiency. Many potential buyers are are asking how well the house heats and cools as well as the average heating costs, Chamberlain said. With gas prices continuing to fluctuate and environmental concern, this seems to be a trend that will stick around.

Whether buying or selling a home, real estate trends make a difference. Asking an agent for help and/or advice will make the experience safer and less stressful. Vermont Living lists recommended Realtors and Real Estate Agents and Agencies by region.

– Tabitha Fitzgerald for Vermont Living Magazine

Vermont Real Estate Experts

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The Hermitage Deerfield Valley Real Estate, 183 Route 100, Valley Center, West Dover, VT 05356 | 802-464-3055
The Hermitage Deerfield Valley Real Estate provides the finest level of real estate service. We maintain a high standard of professionalism by retaining only full-time, experienced Realtors. Our team of licensed Real Estate Agents has over 150 years of collective real estate experience to assist you with the largest selection of residential, land and commercial properties in Southern Vermont.
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Bellville Real Estate, 255 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301 | 802-257-7979
Our knowledgeable agents have been assisting customers and clients with their real estate needs for more than 100 years and will recognize your individual needs to ensure your trust and peace of mind during your property transactions. We offer services in all areas of Real Estate from selling and listing homes, commercial property and land to exclusive estate and buyer representation. Your Real Estate Resource for Southern Vermont and Southwestern New Hampshire.
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Berkley Veller Real Estate, Berkley Veller and Greenwood, Berkley Veller Country Realtors
Berkley, Veller & Greenwood Country Realtors, 119 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301 also 118 Route 100, West Dover,  VT 05356 | 802-254-6400
Berkley, Veller & Greenwood Country Realtors has access to the largest selection of real estate listings in southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. Offices are located in Brattleboro and Mount Snow, Vermont. The area’s leading independent full service real estate company serving Windham County in Southern Vermont and Cheshire County in Southern New Hampshire.
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ReMax Four Seasons Realty
RE/MAX Four Seasons Real Estate, 2897 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255 | 802-362-4067
REMAX Four Seasons Real Estate is a full service real estate firm, assisting buyers and sellers of homes, condominiums, commercial properties, and land. We serve the southern Vermont real estate market, specializing in Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Winhall, and the Bromley and Stratton ski areas.
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Century 21 Farm and Forest Realty, 5043 US Route. 5, Derby Road, Derby, VT 05829 | 802-334-1200
Since 1993 Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty has assembled a diversified team of experts familiar with a broad range of Vermont real estate; residential, commercial, timber tracts, vacation property or building lots. Office is conveniently located off Interstate 91 and open six days a week, Sundays by appointment.  Member MLS, Century 21 Real Estate network. View listings online.
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Parkway Realty Associates Saint Johnsbury Vermont
Parkway Realty Associates, 75 Mt. Pleasant St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 and 223 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851 | 802-748-8169
A full service real estate agency specializing in northeastern Vermont homes, land, and commercial property for sale with offices in St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville, Vermont. The top producing real estate agency in the area for several years. View real estate listings online.
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Whether you're looking for the right neighborhood and school for your kids, a Burke Mountain ski retreat, a special lakeside camp, a Saint Johnsbury or Lyndonville home, even pre-construction. Contact us today.
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Paul McInnis Auctions
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New England's Premier Auction Company Since 1976. Whether you are a client or a customer, you will appreciate the benefits of taking part in a transaction with our firm because of our experience and professionalism. The National Auctioneers Association has presented us with 40 awards for excellence in advertising and promotion, including the prestigious Auction Of The Year Award. Join our mailing and view current auction offerings at our website.
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Licensed in both Vermont and New Hampshire, serving the Upper Valley Region: Hanover, Lebanon, NH / Norwich, Woodstock & Barnard, VT. One of the finest real estate companies in New England.
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Roger J. Roberts Real Estate, Lebanon NH real estate
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Roger J. Roberts Real Estate is a full service real estate and appraisal service company that has been serving clients for more than fifty years. Offering Personal Property Appraisals, Full Service Real Estate Sales and Buyer Representation.
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Paul McInnis Auctions
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New England's Premier Auction Company Since 1976. Whether you are a client or a customer, you will appreciate the benefits of taking part in a transaction with our firm because of our experience and professionalism. The National Auctioneers Association has presented us with 40 awards for excellence in advertising and promotion, including the prestigious Auction Of The Year Award. Join our mailing and view current auction offerings at our website.
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Gayle Oberg, Little Real Estate
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Lisa Meyer, C21 Jack, Century 21 Jack Associates Real Estate
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Offering Buyer representation and assistance in purchasing Primary or Vacation homes. Specializing in the sale of Vermont homes. Serving the Waterbury, Stowe, Montpelier, Barre, Mad River Valley, and Chittenden county Vermont.
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Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, 346 Shelburne Rd, Burlington, VT 05401 | 802-863-1500
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Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Inc., Office, US Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486 | 802-372-5777
Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Inc. is the Lake Champlain Islands' Number 1 real estate agency. We have been serving Grand Isle County's real estate needs since 1970 and have built a firm reputation for quality, integrity and service. We specialize in Vermont lakefront, island and inland properties in Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin Counties including the towns of South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle La Motte, Alburg, Swanton, Highgate, Georgia, Milton, and Colchester.
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Paul McInnis Auctions
Paul McInnis LLC, One Juniper Rd., North Hampton, NH 03862 | 603-964-1301
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