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See You at Williston's Fourth of July Parade

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

What could be better than a small-town Independence Day Parade, packed with floats, marching bands, antique cars, Shriners, bite-sized candies, and old friends?

For the third straight year, the Nancy Jenkins Team will be appearing in the Town of Williston's Fourth of July Parade. You can easily spot us! We'll be the ones driving the giant Nancy Jenkins Moving Truck and throwing out summer Frisbees.

Williston will hold it's annual Independence Day Celebration activities starting on Monday, July 2nd and end with the parade and fireworks on July 4, 2012. Activities include:

Monday, July 2nd - Family Bike Race

Tuesday, July 3rd - Firecracker 5K Fun Run; Cream Social and Town Band concert; Book sale starts

Wednesday, July 4th - Parade, BBQ Chicken Dinner, Book Sale and Arts and Crafts Show, Frog Jumping Contest, Games and Vendors, Fireworks and Entertainment, Farmers Market

    

     

This year, our marching Yankee Doodle Dandies are:

Nancy Jenkins & Bryan Jackson

Jason, Amanda, Sam, Alexis, & Griffin Gerlack

Carol Blouin and her granddaughter

Alison Barges Derouchie

Bill Lawlor & Co.

Meredith Barges

See you at the Parade!
 

Vermont Real Estate Report - June 2012

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Our market is hot! Deposits are up in many price pockets, in a number of towns. Bidding wars are occurring for homes that are well-priced and in good condition. Builders are busy again and new homes are popping up all over our market area.

The recovery is just beginning in the outer areas and in some of the higher ranges, but even slower-to-move price ranges and towns have seen better activity this spring.

Cities like Las Vegas and parts of Florida that were hit hard by foreclosures are now experiencing housing shortages. As the recovery starts in the major markets, Vermont will not be far behind as a secondary market. 

Here at the Nancy Jenkins Team, our deposits and closed properties are up with 111 properties year to date. We are seeing our clients and customers closing mortgages with historically low interest rates. Based on the national news, I am expecting them to rise slowly over the new few years.

I urge you to consider this year as your year for a move or for purchasing an investment property, if that is in your plans. Do not miss this opportunity to have so many of the pieces of the puzzle in place–low prices, low rates, and lots of choice.

Welcome to Emma Baird, our new Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Rhode Island, Emma brings to this role over four years of experience in customer service. We are also excited to welcome back Bill Lawlor. Bill was an integral agent on our team from 2001 to 2008. He looks forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.

***This month, we featured two local Vermont businesses. Red Wagon Plants gave away a $50 Gift Certificate to their garden store, based in Hinesburg, Vermont. The Lake Monsters, our hometown minor league baseball team, offered a "Buy One Get One Free" coupon for baseball lovers. 
 

Client Testimonial

Nancy Jenkins and her wonderful team made selling our house a stress free process, even in today’s market. We listed in December, and sold by March!! She was spot-on with pricing, and was able to get great results. Feedback, returning calls, advice, was all within a phone call away. Her recommendations for moving, banking, and more helped us to proceed to our future goal! Thank you to Nancy and her whole office :)

          -Marie & Bob Baron • June 12, 2012

 

Special Thanks To Friends Who Sent Us Their Friends

Ed & Donna Johnston, Jeanie Compter, Suzanne Brown, Paul & Valerie Guilmette

 

Best of Vermont: Top 7 Kitchens Money Will Buy

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you're a food lover in Vermont, you probably spend a big portion of your time in the kitchen. For many Vermonters, the kitchen is the most loved and lived-in room in the house. 

That's why we're spotlighting these 7 kitchens as the BEST of Vermont. They can be found in Homes for Sale by the Nancy Jenkins Team.

#1

Kitchen 1
This Kitchen is a cook’s delight, with an 8’ commercial Sunfire
stove and an open dining area. It's just one feature of a soaring
contemporary log home that really wows. Hinesburg. $550,000
Full listing
 

#2


This spacious and open cape features a Chef’s Kitchen with stainless 
steel countertop, butcher block island, stainless steel appliances 
including an upgraded stove, and built-ins. Jericho. $340,900
Full listing
 

#3


Check out this stylish Kitchen with granite countertops, designer
tile, and breakfast bar. Jericho. $428,500 Full listing
 

#4


Cook in luxury at this downtown Burlington Kitchen that shines
with new Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry 
cabinets, and flooring. Burlington $194,500 Full listing
 

#5


Would you believe this Kitchen featuring swinging double doors, 
spectacular dining space, and bamboo flooring can be found 
inside a converted historic barn? Charlotte. $275,000 Full listing
 

#6


This Gourmet Kitchen, in a classic shingle-style home, has granite
countertops, a walk-in butler’s pantry, high-end appliances and
custom cabinetry. Charlotte. $995,000 Full listing
 

#7


Bring nature inside with this Open Kitchen, proudly made with
locally milled wood, Vermont slate, copper counters, and custom 
maple cabinets and built-ins. Includes a walk-in pantry. It was
custom designed in 2003 for a Thompson's Point lakefront cottage
that serves as a private paradise retreat in summer. Charlotte. 
$575,000 Full listing
 

Call us today at 802-846-4888 to see one of these spectacular kitchens in person!

Nancy Jenkins Named Realtor of the Year

by Nancy Jenkins Team

Nancy Jenkins accepting award at NVBR event -
Realtor of the Year Nancy Jenkins (right) with last year's winner, Kathie Desautels. (NVBR)

What qualities go into making a great real estate agent? Friendliness, professionalism, experience, persistence, knowledge, patience, determination, and chutzpah, just to name a few.

According to members of the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS, Nancy Jenkins has these qualities in abundance. This year, Nancy was named the 2012 NVBR REALTOR of the YEAR!

On May 22, NVBR presented Nancy with the distinguished award, at its annual gala honoring realtors of distinction. Nancy's family and team were there cheering her on.

Nancy has been helping families buy and sell homes in northwestern Vermont since 1980. Over the years, she has made a name for herself as THE source for real estate expertise and marketing in Vermont.

Her bold advertising (popping up on CCTA buses and shopping carts) and customer perks (like the Annual Movie Day and free moving trucks) have earned her a reputation as a trailblazer and a business leader.

As her daughter Alison shared in Nancy's award video,  "Growing up in a real estate household was always fun. People would know Nancy. They'd say, Oh, I saw your mom on the side of a bus. Oh, the shopping cart had your mom. She was always doing things ahead of other people. So it was really standing out."

Her youngest daughter Amanda added, "She can always get a lot done. And that's what she's taught me: You can make anything happen, you can succeed at anything."

NVBR's Realtor of the Year award doesn’t just go to top real estate producers. It goes to agents who have given their hearts to the community through dedicated community service.

Nancy is on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and brings her support to many local groups, including Women Helping Battered Women, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Go Red for Women, and the United Way of Chittenden County.

"I think Nancy does what she does for the Boys & Girls Club because she is a leader. She is very action oriented," says Mary-Alice McKenzie, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

"I think there's something in her soul that reacts against injustice. When she became aware of the number of children in her own community who are struggling with the effects of poverty, she did what caring people do. They look at themselves and say, How can I make this better." 

This year marks the first time that Nancy was recognized by NVBR as REALTOR of the YEAR for her distinguished service as a top-notch estate agent and a passionate community supporter.

Congratulations for this well-deserved award!

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