Carlson Real Estate Stowe VT Affiliates with Coldwell Banker

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

We are excited to announce that as of August 2, 2007 Carlson Real Estate is affiliated with Coldwell Banker.

We are still an independently owned office with all of the advantages that Coldwell Banker has to offer. It is the leading nation real estate franchise and is recognized as “the name” in real estate. There are many advantages for our clients and customers. In this day of technology it is difficult for the small agency to compete. It is important for us to offer to our clients the latest in technology and to get national and international exposure for our listings. The referral system is a global network which is available through Coldwellbanker.com.

One of the main features that is important to us is the Previews program. Previews offers marketing for the luxury properties and reaches a global audience. Coldwell Banker participated in over 50% of all luxury sales in the United States. As a certified Preview agent I am able to have access to the top luxury buyers and am able to get more exposure for my clients.

Other programs that are offered through Coldwell Banker are the Home Protection plan. This is an insurance policy that a Seller can take out on their home to cover appliances, and systems that may break in the period of the year that the house on the market. This policy can be passed on to the Buyer. Another feature of this plan is that the payment for it is not due until the closing on the house. This protection costs approximately $500.

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Moose Sighting !

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I was coming back from Elmore into Stowe on the Elmore Mt. Road in the middle of a pounding rain storm with my windshield wipers on high when from out of the woods ,on the left hand side of the car, ran a moose! I missed hitting him by about a foot.

It has been many years since I have had a moose sighting. The other times I was walking in the woods. This is a bit scary because you don’t know if they might have a calf with them, they are sick, or aggressive. The size of a moose is very impressive. This moose being so close to my car, gave me a first hand comparison. The moose which was a young male was almost taller than my BMW station wagon.

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Thoughts after the Fourth of July

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Two days ago for the 33rd year I witnessed the Moscow Parade. I watched as the Women’s Lawn Chair Brigade clapped their lawn chairs together with precision, while thinking of my three friends that lost their battle to cancer. They participated until they could march no longer. Next came the Men’s Marching Band and what a joy to see the grandson of another friend on his shoulders. Other evidence of the next generation came marching by and I thought how wonderful to see the generations participate. (more…)

Stowe Vermont Hosts Fed Cup

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

We won, we aced the competition out and we are having the Fed Cup here at Topnotch Resort in STowe, Vermont. The Fed Cup is like the World Cup of soccer. This is happening on July 14-15,2007, The Fed Cup was established in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation. Eighty-nine countries compete in the Fed Cup. (more…)

What’s happening in Stowe

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Can you believe it just snowed another foot in the last two days. Stowe is hopping with visitors and the mountain has all of the trails groomed for the absolute best skiing. The Wintermeister is this week-end so we will be able to cheer on our favorite athlete. Everywhere else people are beginning to look toward spring but here in Stowe we are enjoying winter skiing with spring air. The sun is out, the sky is blue and it is like having our own private mountain. I went this morning and I can’t tell you how much fun it was.

The woods are showing signs of spring so cross country skiing is beautiful with pillowy puffs of snow on the pines and sap buckets among the maples.

If this doesn’t get you to Stowe I can’t imagine what else could entice you. Perhaps a new home? Don’t forget when it comes to real estate I am your expert on Stowe and the surrounding areas. Call me, we can go skiing and look at houses. What more can you ask for?

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