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Bring On the Questions, We Will Have Several In Return!

When we answer the phone at IPJ Real Estate, we are almost never fully prepared for who might be on the other end of the line. Lately it's been countless robo calls letting us know that our Google profile needs to be updated, that we have been pre-approved for a business line of credit, that we've got insurance options, or a "caller" warning us to "DO NOT HANG UP!..." Then we hang up, of course. But on the lucky occasion when there's a live voice on the other end of the line, how happy we are! ...READ MORE!

Curb Appeal - It Matters!

Whether you’re increasing curb appeal to sell, evaluating curb appeal in your search for a new home, or investing in curb appeal as a property owner – it matters. In the next couple of months as the final heaps of snow melt away you’ll be faced with plenty of clean-up and likely some maintenance, but you’ll also have an opportunity. Spring is here – create a plan of action and let’s spruce things up! Read More HERE!

"Keeping Calm" in the Midst of the Spring Selling Season

Things really heat up in the real estate industry as Spring approaches. When it's a hot market area (like Middlebury, Vermont), the temperature rises at lightening speed, with both sellers and buyers wanting to get into the game early to stay ahead of the pack. As a result, there can be a feverish pitch at our office on some days, and with it, a sense of urgency seeps into our calm-cool-and-collected demeanors.

Grateful for Community Mentors!

People always tell you when you have kids that “it take a village to raise a child” - this is so clear in our community. The number of people that volunteer their time to mentor our kids is monumental, whether it be play practice on a Saturday afternoon, or a basketball game on Sunday morning. These people serve as mentors to our kids and can provide such a positive influence....read more!

Charging Into 2019

It's that time of the season. A time for transitions. A time to consider where we've been and where we'd like to go. Many of us subject ourselves to the obligatory resolution-making when the new year rolls around; some of us do so with great enthusiasm while others, perhaps, just because it's expected. We've thought about this resolution-making tradition a bit, and wanted to share our findings! ...read more!

The Christmas Tree Experience in Addison County

It's hard to break from holiday time errands to make traditions like the annual Christmas tree hunt a priority. We're all just so busy do-ing (and buying, and shipping, and merry-making, and volunteering, and baking, and wrapping, and visiting...you're familiar, right?!). Taking the time to wander a cold and snowy, entirely-too-expansive field, armed with a hand saw while under-dressed and over-caffeinated, can seem like a whole thing you'd rather not add to the list. Even taking a drive off-route to visit a splendid little farm stand for a pre-cut-and-ready-to-go holiday tree seems like a chore. We've decided: it's worth the time!  ...read more!

IPJ Real Estate is Joining the Blogosphere!

Welcome to IPJ Real Estate’s first BLOG post!  We are creating this blog space with careful intent.  Our hope is to provide pertinent and relevant information about real estate, community events, local favorites, resources and maybe even a little humor along the way!

If you’re reading this, you probably already know us, but let me make some quick introductions.  I’ll start with me since I’m the one typing right now!  I’m Amey Ryan and I’m the Owner of IPJ Real Estate (since 2014).  I’ve worked in the industry since graduating from college and I have worked my way up the proverbial ladder from Office Assistant (with another firm) to Owner of this small, independent (non-franchise) firm.  It’s been a blast and I wouldn’t change a thing. I love what I do and I love the people I work with!  ...read more!