Barre Montpelier Real Estate

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Green Light Real Estate
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I normally wouldn't bring my three year old to a showing.  But I've been working with a buyer for several months, and we could only get everyone together to look at a house if I bent my "rule" a bit.  Besides the buyer is very cool, and my daughter is generally a pretty well-behaved kid. So I too...
01/31/2010
Why I Love Barre Homes I just saw a flat-out beautiful home in Barre.  Custom cherry cabinets, granite countertop and backsplashes, maple flooring, BIG views all the way to Camels Hump. It blows me away that a house like this can be had for less than a half million.  There's nothing wrong with th...
01/27/2010
Ahhh...the eternal question.  I fully understand the argument.  Hire a professional and pay the commission (when it sells) or go it alone, and try to avoid the commission.  Our office has some very preliminary sales data from 2009 in Northfield, Williamstown, and Calais.  I preface ALL of my stat...
01/20/2010
Oh, Oh, Oh!  I love this classic 3 bedroom cape in Northfield, VT.  Normally I walk into a place and think, "Hmmm...I better send in my stager."  But with this one I thought, "Hmmm...Let's send in the stager just to mess with her mind."  The place just looks great. Maybe change the color on a cou...
01/19/2010
The reports of a dead January in Montpelier and Barre are greatly exaggerated.  Ok, it's maybe not as hectic as in June and July, but even so, Fred and Charlie in our office were out on appointments all day, as was Tim.  Me?  I had a showing in the morning, ran out to meet with an appraiser, came...
01/18/2010
After a perfectly reasonable period of due diligence, and with considerable input from fellow Active Rainers, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on getting my own website.  Some agents here in Montpelier and Barre have their own sites, but most do not.  I'm just trying to set myself apart a litt...
01/15/2010
See, here's the deal:  I REALLY enjoy my job.  Today I enjoyed it even more than usual.  As some of you may know, I have a remote 100 acre camp listed for sale in Worcester, VT (just north of Montpelier).  In the winter, the only way up to the camp is on snowshoes or on a snowmobile. Last week, a...
01/13/2010
I rediscovered one of Montpelier's best restaurants--Royal Thai Orchid.  Didn't even have a menu, but as I talked to the owner about what sorts of flavors I was looking for, he hooked me right up.  I'm still not even sure what it was that we ordered, but we just kept saying, "This is SO good!" Ye...
01/11/2010
True Story:  Fred in our office ran into another agency's market analysis that simply took the city of Montpelier assessed value, and divided it by .6 to get the market value.  Huh?  Well, it's easy to check how accurate that method is.  Just take some sold houses (that are comparable), multiply ...
01/09/2010
I have a listing in Calais, VT that's a wonderful property.  We brought in an interior designer for a consultation, and, among other things, she mentioned the wallpaper in the dining room.  Mentioned, as in, said it should go.  My clients--God bless them--did it! It's taken me two years to finish...
01/06/2010
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Ray Mikus

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Vermont's a small state. Central Vermont (Montpelier, Barre, Northfield, U-32) really is a lively and transparent community. We all know someone in common, and I wanted to expand this transparency to a professional real estate oriented community website.