Blog :: 2019

Summer To-Do List: Part Three (Hikers and Bikers Rejoice!)

We've served up events, spots to get your learn on, and insider info for foodies. With this installment we're focusing on recreational opportunities for hikers and bicyclists. It's hardly a comprehensive list but you'll find some tried and true recommendations, whether you're an amateur or an expert, for some outdoor warm weather adventures you'll make memories of!

Summer To-Do List: Part Two (for foodies!)

Calling all Foodies! Installment two of our Addison County Summertime To-Do List is the one for you! This week we’re dishing up the ingredients for your most delicious summer yet! From creemees, to outdoor dining hotspots, local brewers/distillers/vineyards, to the best stocked farmer’s markets – check out IPJ Real Estate’s suggestions to tempt the taste buds!  read more...

Summer in Addison County: Part One

Summer is here! What's on your To-Do List!? I always make one once Spring hits. There’s something about renewal that allows the mind to open to possibility. I also admit that the list is an ideal picture where every weekend is devoted to some great new adventure, new experience, new place, new pastime. I don’t usually accomplish most of it, but the list in and of itself is kind of motivational, so it’s well worth the daydreaming. In making my list this year, I asked our crew for recommendations. It grew to such lengths, that I’ve decided to break down our rec's into bite size pieces, so stay tuned in the coming weeks! Read more...

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!