Broker | IPJ Real Estate
- Phone: 802-388-4242
- Cell: 802-349-8695
IPJ Real Estate
34 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Email Phone: 802-388-4242 Fax: 802-388-4299
EMAIL - Sarah@ipjrealestate.com
Sarah Peluso is a full time, licensed real estate Broker living in Cornwall, VT with her husband Mark and their two children. Sarah moved to Vermont in 2000, when her husband took his position as the physician for Middlebury College.
Sarah grew up in Boxford, MA and received her BA from Wheaton College in 1988. She then moved to Boston and started a career in design for Crate & Barrel. During this time, she worked in Boston and Washington DC and was responsible for all of the in-store merchandising and displays. In 1996, marriage and residency took her and Mark to California for a few years, but Vermont turned out to be the place they ultimately decided to raise their family. Since living in Vermont, Sarah has worked in a home design business and worked independently as an interior design consultant for individuals as well as for a developer, merchandising model homes.
Sarah was involved with the United Way of Addison County for six years, and was board chair in 2012. She also spent six years on the Middlebury Planning Commission, and is currently the Board Chair of Eastview, a local retirement community, having been on that board since 2015. Sarah is also an avid tennis player and lover of most sports!
Realtor of the Year for Addison County in 2016, Sarah joined IPJ Real Estate in 2009, and brings her unique design background into the field of real estate. Since joining IPJ, Sarah went on to be a top producer in Addison County each year since 2011. She has been on the Addison County Board of Realtors Executive Board for many years, and was president in 2012. She is the 2023 President of the Vermont Association of Realtors, having been a director since 2015. Having lived and raised her family here for a number of years, Sarah has a lot of knowledge about the area and all that it has to offer. She, together with the entire team at IPJ Real Estate, looks forward to helping clients with all of their real estate needs.
Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
• Realtor of the Year 2016 - Addison County
• Addison County Board of Realtors (ACBOR)
o Board President, 2012
• Vermont Realtors Association (VR) - Member
• Vermont Realtors Board of Directors 2015 - present, 2023 President
• National Association of Realtors (NAR) - Member
• Eastview, Board Member 2015-present, Board Chair 2018-present
• Middlebury Planning Commission, 2014-2020
• United Way of Addison County
o Board Member 2006-2012, Board President 2012
o Community Impact Committee-5 years
o Campaign Committee
• Bingham Memorial School
o Friends of Cornwall School - member 2005-2012
As first-time home buyers, we knew very little about the process. Sarah kept us informed and excited. From new listings to showings to helping us successfully close on our new house, Sarah was all we could have hoped for in an agent: she was available at all times, well informed, and fun to work with!
As anyone who has been through the process of selling a home knows, it isnt always easy. Sarah, your overall knowledge of every aspect of real estate is priceless! There was never a time that we couldnt ask a question. Whether it was nighttime, weekends or even on your vacation! you were always there. Many thank to you and the IPJ team.
Sarah's knowledge and communication are the things I remember most. She responded quickly every time I contacted her and was readily available to look at properties. That's why I'm the Owner of this lovely home - we looked at it first! She coached me calmly and clearly through every detail of the buying process and was extremely knowledgeable about the physical aspects of properties and legal requirements as well. This was very important to me since buying a home was a big leap. The [...]
You were very accessible and made sure to provide me with timely, helpful and accurate information. You made a long distance transaction feel under control and well-supported!
Working with Sarah was a delight. We came to Vermont with a strong idea of what we wanted to find, however Sarah was not afraid to push our boundaries and open our eyes to new ideas that would work for our family. Sarah also knew that our time was limited and worked with our tight schedule to show us only the very best homes on the market. Her knowledge of the area was extensive and helped to solidify in our minds that Middlebury was the right place for us. We purchased a home unlike any we [...]
Sarah is a focused, hardworking professional. She got results, and kept things moving until the right thing happened. Our home sold immediately and I know it was in large measure due to following her advice throughout the process. We're forever grateful!
Sarah and the IPJ office were a pleasure to work with. Sarah was professional, knowledgeable and in constant communication with us throughout the process of selling our home. She took the time to walk us through the improvements that needed to be made at our home and she paid attention to every detail. We are very satisfied with the service that Sarah and IPJ provided.
Sarah was our rock through this complex and often bewildering process, professional, quick and thorough.
Buying and selling a home may have been our most challenging event to date. The excitement of finding our new home in Ripton and the realization of moving was life changing, however, the reality of selling our home in a vacuum weighed heavily on our entire family. Your team's efforts in such a short period of time to find the right buyer while keeping our levels of stress low was truly amazing. We cannot express how dedicated and professional you and your team were throughout this [...]
Sarah and the IPJ team patiently guided us new home buyers through every stage of the process. We could not be more happy with the process or the result and are especially happy with the house we bought and the price we bought it for. Sarah did a great job understanding our needs and preferences and in guiding us to homes that would suit us. Thank you - fantastic experience!