Blog :: 05-2016

National Association of REALTORS Mid-year Legislative Conference Wrap Up - May 2016

After a few fits and starts, spring has arrived and summer is right around the corner.

I recently spent a few days in Washington, D.C. to attend the National Association of REALTORS Mid-year Legislative Conference. As part of this visit, my colleagues at Vermont REALTORS and I were invited to visit the offices of our congressional delegation. We were warmly welcomed by Senator Leahy and Congressman Welch. We also met with Senator Sanders'...I mean Bernie's staff, as he was in Guam! 

NAR continues to work at the national level to facilitate home ownership for all. Please click here to view the top four initiatives NAR is working diligently on to protect the rights of property owners across the nation. 

Aside from the convention activities, I also managed get in some sightseeing, including a visit to the Holocaust Museum. It's an emotional experience but one I recommend.

I returned to Vermont and got back to a busy spring season. Please click here for the April market statistics. As you can see, the inventory is way down over April of 2015, and pending sales are way up. We are ACTIVELY loooking for new listings, especially in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range. Almost everything in Waterbury in that price point is now under deposit. Call me if you're thinking of listing and I look forward to hearing from you!


May 2016 - Considering going "FOR SALE BY OWNER"? Read this important report!

Happy May 4th everyone!


I have recently spoken with a few different sellers who are considering trying to sell their home on their own. You may have heard of this as a "FSBO", or a "For Sale By Owner" or have seem the publications called Picket Fence Preview or seen other do it yourself types of websites. You may also see homes listed by owner on Craigslist or on Front Page Forum. For many, many reasons, it is terribly important that you speak with a professional. The bottom line is that a REALTOR can provide you with priceless information and get your property closed with a MUCH higher liklihood of success and with more money in your pocket. Beware of the myths you will see floating around the internet. Just because you read it does not mean it's true!


This report spells it out well and as always, I am more than happy to speak with you in person, no obligation of course!