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Upcoming WBON events

    • January 16, 2017
    • December 18, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Marketing Partners, 176 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401

    WBON’s Public Policy Committee
     meets on the third Monday of each month, at 4:00 PM in the offices of Marketing Partners, 176 Battery St., Burlington. 

    Please Note - For 2017, we changed to meeting on the third Mondays rather than the second Monday. 

    Contact co-chairs Pat Heffernan (802-864-6710) or Mary Claire Carroll for more information.

    • September 06, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

    Kids are GONE! Let’s Downsize
    . . . now what are our options?

    Join us for an up-to-date reality tour of how our real estate market is moving and how that can impact your ideas for downsizing and living in a smaller home.

    Discover some options that you may not realize that you actually have in this market -- things like tax deferred exchange, bridge loans, listing with "finding suitable housing" and many more. Like: 

    • Do it yourself projects that you don’t need to do, and those that you should do before listing
    • Should I even bother with using a Realtor especially in ‘this’ market?
    • What ARE my options with loans and how does this affect the price that I want for my home?
    • Some cool programs and your options as buyers once you have your home under deposit.
    Suzanne Johnson, Realtor RE/MAX North Professionals and Kelly DeForge, Senior Loan Officer Union Bank will be your entertaining guides, helping YOU make sense of the real estate market so you can make choices to your best advantage.

    About Suzanne & Kelly:

    Suzanne Johnson has been involved in real estate in Chittenden County for the last 9 years. In this time, her responsiveness and passion for serving the best interests of her clients has earned her a sterling reputation. An experienced representative for both Buyers and Sellers, Suzanne’s enthusiasm for the community and its members is what drives her to constantly better herself. A holder of the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Seller Representative Specialist), and ePro (Internet Professional) designations, Suzanne actively seeks education to stay on top of her game and ease her clients through life’s transitions. As a mother of three, Suzanne understands both the financial and emotional components of home ownership, and affords both the weight they deserve.

    Suzanne’s commitment to the community has long been shown through her involvement with Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, her former board position at the Community Sailing Center, and her founding of Healing Winds Vermont– a non-profit organization that uses sailing as a therapeutic and empowering tool for those affected by cancer. Her genuine care for her clients and passion for life will be perceptible from the very moment you shake her hand.

    Kelly DeForge has been in the mortgage finance world for over 25 years. Kelly sets herself apart by educating folks as they go through the process as well as being an approved educator for real estate agent accreditations for many of those years. Kelly has been a part of the board of directors for Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association and Home Share Vermont currently serving with Howard Center and also participated with Champlain Housing Trust, Homebuilders of Northern Vermont and other local organizations.

    Kelly lives in Essex Junction with her husband and two sons.

    • November 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Save the Date!
    • 100

    Please hold this date for the WBON 2017 Fall Conference. 

    Date: November 8th, 2017

    More information to come.

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