Monthly Archives: September 2015

William Raveis Stowe Realty Appoints New Vacation Specialist

STOWE, VT (September 28, 2015) – William Raveis Stowe Realty and Stowe Realty Rentals are proud to welcome a new vacation specialist to the real estate and rentals team.

Curry Galloway

Curry Galloway

Curry Galloway joins the Stowe office to oversee the rentals division and further develop the company’s growing portfolio of vacation rental properties. She has a background in business and administration working in commercial real estate for Equity Office Properties and in the biotech and healthcare industries of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“We are fortunate to have Curry join the rentals division,” said John Biondolillo, principal broker and owner of William Raveis Stowe Realty. “With our Main Street office presence and the forward momentum of our William Raveis affiliation, I’m confident that Curry will play a key role in providing exceptional customer care and continuing our company’s evolution in the industry.”

Galloway commented, “I am excited for this new opportunity with Stowe Realty Rentals and look forward to growing our clientele base and implementing the top-quality service that Stowe renters and owners have come to expect.”

Galloway is also a recreation enthusiast and is actively involved in the outdoor industry in northern Vermont.

William Raveis Stowe Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage company. Its rentals division, Stowe Realty Rentals, markets and rents vacation, seasonal and long-term Stowe-area lodgings.

Ken And Bunny Libby Host AREA Retreat

By Ken Libby

I had the pleasure of hosting about 65 real estate agents for the annual Associated Realty of the Americas (AREA) retreat at the Stowe Mountain Lodge on Sept. 11-13. The three-day event sought to help agents learn more about “Harnessing the Power that is AREA.”

AREA is an international real estate referral network representing luxury residential properties, commercial properties, land, resorts and selected developments throughout North America. The event was an extraordinary networking and educational opportunity for some of the brightest and best agents from around the nation (many are board members and leaders, providing quality support to their peers and clients in an ever-changing marketplace).

During the series of informational sessions, panelists debated the meaning of leadership, what to do in gray and/or challenging real estate situations and best practices in the field. In the vein of education were discussions on marketing, client communication and improved business strategies with the help of AREA.

Throughout the weekend, it was great to see so many social posts from agents who enlivened our special place with pictures from the top of Mt. Mansfield, hiking in Smugglers’ Notch or enjoying the village. Some found the Depot Street Malt Shop for a step back to the 1950s while others ventured out to the Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm. Fifteen agents also gave a huge thumbs up for dinner at Gracie’s on Friday night.

I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to all who attended the conference, agents from California to Florida and everywhere in between! Thank you to Bunny for being co-chair of the retreat, Jo Kenney (the Mistress of Ceremonies), Diana Bull, Suzanne Cooper, Ron Phipps, George Harvey, Jr., Kaki Lybbert, Ryan Asao, Audrey Novoa, Carl Bosse and so many others that acted as moderators and helped with the event. A big “Thank You!” to Trapp Family Lodge/Brewery, Stowe Mountain Lodge and other businesses that contributed their time and talents to host our group.

The members of AREA say that real estate requires a team to make any successful transaction possible and once those motivated professionals are gathered then “the world of real estate is at your feet!” I couldn’t agree more. Looking forward to next year’s retreat!

Raveis Brand Adds Maine Office

William Raveis Carleton Real Estate

From left to right: Glenn Felson (William Raveis Affiliates), Chris Almasi, Nancy Carleton, Poe Cilley, Dick Coombs, and John Biondolillo (regional manager for William Raveis)

We have a new real estate partner in Maine!

William Raveis Real Estate has affiliated with Maine’s Carleton Realty, creating William Raveis Carleton Real Estate, a combination that will provide significant marketing advantages to sellers of Maine homes and more insightful research to buyers.

The affiliation will embolden real estate connections throughout the Northeast. Go team!

Read the full story on the Raveis blog.