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How to Sell Your Home in a Down Market

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

"Welcome to the toughest selling conditions in years," says Dave Carpenter, of the Associated Press, in his latest article, "Tips for Selling Your Home in Down Market."

To help homebuyers face the enduring reality of an ultra-competitive real estate market, he provides five no-nonsense tips for getting your home sold:






Read the full USAToday article here --

Happy 4th of July!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Look for the Nancy Jenkins Team in Williston’s 4th of July parade again this year. The parade starts at 10am, the weather forecast is looking good, come early and get a good spot! Hope to see you there!!

For more details checkout the
Williston Town website

See You at Williston's Fourth of July Parade!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

We had a blast last year! Threw 500 Frisbees, 20 lbs of Candy!


Click here for the Town of Williston's July 4, 2011 Schedule of Events!

Vermont Farmers Markets Now Open!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

It’s June, and farmers’ markets are in full swing across Vermont! Localvores can again fill their bags with fresh, locally grown produce and signature Vermont food items, like artisan cheese and VT-raised, grass-fed beef.

While rain and flooding have delayed many first crops, there is still a wealth of fresh veggies and homemade foods to be had.

Last Saturday, the Burlington Farmers Market, in City Hall Park, was hopping. I ate a delicious lunch of vegetarian tamales covered in a tangy pico de gallo sauce and, for dessert, picked up some homemade Moroccan fig cookies.

King of the vegetables right now are lettuce and herbs—and also plants to take home for your garden. Pretty soon, there will cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, pears, and strawberries!

As most localvores would agree, farmers’ markets aren’t just a place to stock up on food—they’re a place to run into old friends, talk to farmers, learn about seasonal vegetables, get new recipes, and dig into the richness of local community life.

Studies show that consumers have ten times as many conversations at farmers markets as they do at a supermarket. And as Bill McKibben, a Vermont author, educator, and environmentalist, has said, “When you go to the farmers're not just acquiring tomatoes, you're making friends.” This is a fun way to support your health—and the local Vermont economy—at the same time!

Hope to see you around at a farmers’ market this weekend!

Click here to find a farmers’ market near you.

Congratulations, UVM Graduates!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Congratulations to all of the University of Vermont students who will be graduating this weekend at UVM's 207th Commencement Ceremonies.

This year's commencement speaker will be Billie Jean King, the tennis legend and adovocate for women's equal participation in sports and society. King is probably most famous for routing former men's Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in three straight sets, in the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes." No doubt, she will inspire graduates to push past obstacles, challenge the status quo, and reach for their dreams.

Champlain College graduates already threw up their caps on May 7. Burlington College on May 14.

Hats off to our 2011 graduates!

Buyers Being Picky in Home Choices, Says Lending Tree

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Real estate agents around the country are discovering that many people interested in buying a home are staying away from properties that require renovations, regardless of how minor they may be.

Says Lending Tree, an online lending exchange, "Homes in perfect condition have started bidding wars between multiple buyers,"

To compete in this Buyers' Market, home sellers should consider making needed home improvements, such as painting the walls, removing carpets that conceal hardwood floors, and eliminating clutter.

It's also important for sellers to consider their home's exterior, or curb appeal. Remember, the front door is the first thing a potential buyer sees.

Here's a quick tip from Nancy Jenkins: "Check your lawns, front doors, entrances to make sure they look fresh and bright. Be the home the buyer is looking for."

Read more here --

Underwater Vermont: Floods Continue to Break Records

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Perkins Pier, Burlington, VT

Entering its ninth day of record water level, Lake Champlain -- and most of Vermont -- hasn't seen this much water since 1869, back when Andrew Johnson was president.

The lake is at 103.1 feet and rising.

All this rain and flooding has put over 500 homes under water -- and made a mess out of a lot of otherwise dry basements. Many people in the state are dealing with property damage, as they scurry to keep up with Wet Vacs and mops.

Yesterday, Governor Shumlin declared a state of emergency for flooded areas around the lake, including many lakefront homes. This declaration allows Vermont to call on neighboring states and federal agencies for help with emergency equipment.

On the Burlington waterfront, flood waters made a swimming pool of Perkins Pier. Some shoreline buildings were completely surrounded by lake water. Parts of the Burlington Bike Path were under water -- posing a risk for the 2011 Vermont City Marathon, scheduled for May 29, 2011.

Luckily, they're recovering in Underhill and Cambridge, where the Brown's River has come back down.

Said Nancy Jenkins of the flooding, "A little too much water, but we have wonderful people who will rise above it."

In Springtime, Vermont IS for the Birds

by Meredith Barges

During the next month or two, Vermont will become a bird and birder's paradise, as thousands of winged migrants come here, to the Northern Boreal Forest, to make their summer home and nest!

The forests of Vermont and Northern New England are a globally important resource for birds. According to Audubon Vermont, our forests are home to the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States.

This makes springtime the perfect time to see and hear birds in Vermont, particularly migratory songbirds!

Best of all, these birds are dressed up in their best clothes, wearing their bright, dazzling springtime plummage for courting and breeding.

It's not just Vermont's forests, mountain heights, and waterways that attract a huge variety of bird species, but also your backyard! Find out how to make your home a welcome spot for birds here.

A great place to learn about local birds is at the Birds of Vermont Museum, in Huntington, where visitors can study hundreds of beautifully carved, anatomically correct birds, all native to Vermont. 

Outside the museum, extensive nature trails connect to Audubon Vermont, beckoning the explorer and the naturalist. You can also watch hundreds of birds up close as they visit the museum's bear-proof, bird-feeding station.

Events like the 2011 Birdathon promise fun and learning for the whole family, while supporting local conservation!

Happy birding!

Annual Nancy Jenkins Scholarship for Local Seniors -- Apply Now!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Do you know a deserving high school senior who needs money for college? Look no further than the Nancy Jenkins Team. 

The 14th Annual Nancy Jenkins Scholarship will give scholarship awards to two area high school seniors who have the goal of attending college for the 2011-2012 school year.  

Awards are in the amount of $1,000 each.

“My goal in providing these scholarship monies to students is to help them visualize and achieve their life goals,” says Nancy Jenkins, who established the scholarships in 1997.

Those who may not receive a scholarship based solely on academics or extra-curricular activities--but who can show a strong desire to succeed--are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to write a 1-2-page essay explaining why they want to attend college and why they need financial aid.

The deadline for entries is May 4, 2011.

Please send completed essays, along with your contact information to:

Or to:

Prudential Realty Mart
120 Kimball Ave., Suite 110
South Burlington, VT 05403
Re: scholarship

Nancy Jenkins Movie Day!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

On March 12, we hosted our Annual Nancy Jenkins Team Movie Day at Essex Outlet Cinemas, with support from Mark Benton, Loan Originator at Summit Financial Center; Greg Jeffers at Building Inspection Services; and Don Maddocks at Wick & Maddocks. The children really enjoyed Rango and Gnomeo and Juliet, and we collected money for Women Helping Battered Women and food donations for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

Huge thank you to our friends and sponsors, we hope you enjoyed the shows!

Nancy Jenkins Movie Day

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