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William Raveis Real Estate Opens Woodstock Office

WOODSTOCK, VT

A new real estate office is opening in Woodstock with some familiar faces. William Raveis is opening its new office located at One Elm Street in downtown.  This new office will be a part of the William Raveis Real Estate family of companies owned/operated by brokers John and Marcia Biondolillo.

Local agent Daphne Lowe has been appointed to Managing Broker and brings a decade of expertise to the company.  A top producer in the Woodstock area, her clients appreciate her commitment to high standards of individualized and knowledgeable customer service.

Lowe says “I am really excited to combine the local knowledge and high standards of our real estate team with the advanced technology and support that William Raveis provides.”  The team she speaks of includes agents Mary Mayhew, John Wetmore, and Suzy Hickey.

The Woodstock William Raveis office is the newest member of the William Raveis Real Estate family, which includes offices in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, Essex, Stowe, Stratton, Bath, Maine, and Dover, New Hampshire. Together, they have over 50 sales associates and employees. Through its affiliation with William Raveis, the company now joins 120+ offices and 3,600+ sales associates throughout the Northeast.

To contact, call (802) 479-3366 or visit WRBCK.com.  The new office number will be (802) 457-1515).

William Raveis Winhall Real Estate Appoints Carrie Mathews As Managing Broker

STRATTON, VT (December 17, 2015) – William Raveis Winhall Real Estate announced today that Carrie Mathews will be the new managing broker. Mathews will oversee the company’s growing portfolio of properties, business operations and sales leadership. She takes over managing from Ted and Betsy Cetron, who established the business in 1974.

Carrie Mathews

Carrie Mathews

Mathews comes with a wealth of industry experience, beginning her 11-year career with Winhall Real Estate in 2004, and helping the brokerage list and sell numerous luxury residences while providing exceptional client care. Mathews is also the current South Central Vermont Board of Realtors® state director, served as its secretary from 2009-2014 and was recognized as the board’s Realtor of the Year in 2014. Mathews transitions to the Winhall team from Four Seasons Sotheby’s.

John Biondolillo, president, highlighted that “Carrie has a true passion for helping customers and clients with their real estate goals, whether it be a primary home or vacation property! She has tremendous energy and enthusiasm. We are delighted to have her head the team in Stratton.”

Mathews comments: “I am excited at the opportunity to serve our clients not only as a broker but as a manager coordinating all aspects of their experience. John and Marcia Biondolillo have the same energy, vision and values that I do. They are extremely supportive and have a genuine interest in helping their agents succeed. Also, Raveis has cutting-edge technology and marketing. Raveis is widely recognized as the leader in markets where so many Stratton home buyers have their primary residences. Raveis has the marketing that will deliver our Vermont property offerings to the right clientele, especially in southern New England and New York. That is a huge advantage for our seller clients.”

Outside of real estate, Mathews enjoys volunteering her time for Habitat for Humanity, the Stratton Foundation and The Mountain School at Winhall.

William Raveis Winhall Real Estate is the newest member of the William Raveis BCK Real Estate family, which includes offices in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, Essex, Stowe and Dover (New Hampshire). The agents at William Raveis Winhall Real Estate specialize in listing and selling luxury homes, slopeside condos, village townhouses and mountain properties and managing a sizeable inventory of seasonal and short-term rentals in southern Vermont.

To contact Winhall Real Estate, call (802) 297-1550 or visit winhallrealestate.com.

Sale Of Lackey’s Variety Store Finalized

Lackey's Variety Store Closing

From left to right: Frank and Ann Lackey, Ken Libby, Graham and Christina Mink and Richard Bennum

Frank and Ann Lackey, with William Raveis Stowe Realty’s Ken Libby, congratulate Graham and Christina Mink and Richard and Nancy Bennum (not pictured) as the new owners of the iconic Lackey’s Variety Store building at 109 Main Street, Stowe. The sale was finalized October 15.

For six decades, Lackey’s was a consistent figure on Main Street, a favorite stop for local children and visitors, selling candies, postcards, books and other sundries.

At the closing, Frank Lackey said that he is pleased to see the building will be restored to nearly its original configuration and will again be an anchor in Stowe.

The new owners have already started retrofitting the 7,900+/- sq. ft. space and look forward to having retail back in the building as quickly as possible.

Libby represented the Lackeys; and, buyer Graham Mink, sales agent at New England Landmark Realty, represented his group.

(This article also appeared in the Stowe Reporter.)

William Raveis BCK Real Estate Adds Stratton Office

Stratton

Stratton

STRATTON, VT (June 2, 2015) – William Raveis BCK Real Estate is extending its reach into southern Vermont through a merger with Winhall Real Estate, Inc., in Stratton.

As of June 1, the firm will operate with co-branding as William Raveis Winhall Real Estate and be part of the William Raveis BCK Real Estate family of companies owned/operated by brokers John and Marcia Biondolillo.

When discussing the new affiliation, Winhall Real Estate brokers/co-owners Ted and Betsy Cetron said, “We wanted to partner with a local real estate firm that has strong national and international connections. This combination of local experience and global exposure, through Raveis.com, marketing tools and networking, will provide a new level of visibility for our clients’ homes, lands and businesses.”

The Cetrons have managed Winhall Real Estate since the early 1970s, serving on local and state boards of REALTORS® and real estate advisory committees. The Stratton team comes with eight agents who specialize in the sale and rental of luxury homes, slopeside condos, village townhouses and mountain properties in Stratton, Winhall and Londonderry.

“We are excited to bring together these two exceptional Vermont organizations,” John Biondolillo said. “What appeals to the brokers we partner with is the fact that they can maintain their local independence while tapping into the successful infrastructure of William Raveis.”

“The Stratton office has a proven track record of delivering top-quality service to clients for many years in all kinds of market conditions,” Biondolillo continued. “I’m also excited to see how the addition of a rental division at Stratton Mountain, combined with Stowe Realty Rentals in Stowe, will expand our offerings to customers looking to vacation in Vermont.”

Winhall Real Estate is the newest member of the William Raveis BCK Real Estate family, which includes offices in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, Essex, Stowe and Portsmouth (New Hampshire). Together, they have more than 30 sales associates and employees. Through its affiliation with William Raveis, the company now joins 100+ offices and 3,500+ sales associates throughout the Northeast.

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William Raveis Stowe Realty And William Raveis BCK Real Estate Launch New Websites

1_WRBCK websiteSTOWE/BARRE, VT (February 27, 2015) – William Raveis Stowe Realty and William Raveis BCK Real Estate are pleased to announce the re-launch of their websites StoweRealty.com and BCKrealestate.com. The updated sites have extensive content, property searches, interactive neighborhood maps and mobile access, designed to assist customers in making informed real estate decisions.

According to John Biondolillo, owner/broker of William Raveis Stowe Realty and William Raveis BCK Real Estate, the new websites and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s affiliation with William Raveis and strategic vision for growth and expansion.

“We recognize the importance of constantly innovating and adapting to new ways of doing business and technology,” Biondolillo said. “With the introduction of our tagline – Your family’s way home – we are placing a high value on local communities and family in handling real estate.”

The William Raveis Stowe Realty and William Raveis BCK Real Estate websites offer a clean, modern design and easy-to-navigate functionality. The search tool enables customers to quickly research and compare properties; users will be able to contact an agent, schedule a showing, take notes, use affordability calculators, save favorite searches or listings and receive e-mail property updates and housing reports.

“We hope the new StoweRealty.com and BCKrealestate.com prove to be useful, informative portals for our customers to get to know William Raveis and the real estate services we offer,” Biondolillo said. “Our tools will allow potential and active buyers and sellers to track and understand market trends and navigate through the sales process from beginning to end.”

William Raveis Stowe Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage company with offices in Stowe and Morrisville, Vermont. William Raveis BCK Real Estate, founded in 1981, has additional offices in Barre, Montpelier, Mendon, St. Johnsbury, Essex and, most recently, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Together, they boast more than 30 sales associates and employees. Through a recent affiliation with William Raveis, the company now joins 100+ offices and 3,500+ sales associates throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

A Family Decision

View our new short film called “A Family Decision,” reflecting how important family is in the BCK Company and the consideration that went into the William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance affiliation. Kudos to the Biondolillo family, John, Marcia, Sam, and Tori, for their stellar performances!