We have so many options for great biking of all kinds, be it road biking, bike path or rail trail style biking or more adventurous mountain and downhill biking.  Hoping this information will help all us of get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather and Vermont scenery. No bike, no problem as bike rental information is provided also.

Here are two great resources to get you out and experiencing your style of biking safely. and



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    It's An Excellent Time to Sell a Home

    It's An Excellent Time to Sell a Home

    Are you interested in selling your home? 

    If so, now is an EXCELLENT time to do so. Our clients, due to our great marketing systems, have recently experienced great success selling their homes at, near or over their asking price in a very short time after placing their homes on the market.

    Allow me to introduce us, we are The Marcelino Team, and have been in the Real Estate business for a combined 72 years. To learn more about us and the services we provide, visit our Web site at

    Whether you have already decided to sell your home or would like to discuss the possibility of a sale in the near future, call or email us and we can help you get started.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Click here to visit our website and fill out the contact us form


    CALL 802-846-8460 *



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      Working Outdoors

      Working Outdoors

      Dear friends,

      Last year I sent out a flyer much like this one highlighting articles with tips for learning to work from home, as many of us were thrown into that situation. As time has passed, many of us find the temporary work from home has become permanent. Luckily in todays world, an office can be much more mobile and flexible. Now that warm weather is here, if you are like me, you find it hard to be inside on a beautiful day. I hope sharing what I found on working outside will help others figure out a way to move outdoors and enjoy our Vermont summer.


      Dawna Brisson

      Client Care Manager





      How to Create an Outdoor Office Space

      Provides information on:

      11 Reasons to Move Your Office Outside

      Where to Place Your Outdoor Office

      How to Make Your Outdoor Office Work for You

      How to Create an Outdoor Office: Final Thoughts



      How to Build an Outdoor Office for Cheap (Or Free)

      Provides ideas on:

      Step 1: Desk

      Step 2: Chair

      Step 3: Electricity

      Step 4: Shade



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        Seller's Market



        It is no secret that we are in the middle of a seller's market. Demand far outweighs supply everywhere, and your neighborhood is no different. In fact, there are many people who would literally buy in your area TODAY, if only there were more For Sale signs up on the lawns!

        So, if you have given any thought to selling, please do not hesitate to contact us. Don is a Certified Residential Specialist and Shannon a Pricing Strategy Advisor and together along with The Marcelino Team, will provide the kind of market information, advice and service that will help you get the highest possible price for your home. Or if you hear that any family, friends, or neighbors are considering buying or selling, please have them contact us. We would be happy to help them.


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          Buyers in this HOT Market


          Just a brief note to point out the obvious:

          We are in a seller's market, and both home sales and home prices have been phenomenal. In fact, in all our years of selling real estate we have never seen homes sell so quickly or with so many multiple offers.


          With these changing times you have to be proactive and familiar with the market to find and secure the home of your dreams.


          Click HERE to contact The Marcelino Team to find out what steps we are taking to help our clients find and secure a home in this market.



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            Spring Maintenance

            Spring is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home.

            · Check your roof: Check your roof for leaks, missing shingles, rotted areas, make sure flashing is in tact. Get these fixed before the moisture does more expensive damage to your home.               

            · Inspect your Cooling System: Have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the cooling system. Clean coils operate more efficiently, and an annual service call will keep the system working at peak performance levels. Change interior filters on a regular basis.  

            · Clean gutters and add extensions: Improper drainage from leaf filled, loose, leaky or gutters too close to the foundation can lead to water in the basement.

            · Raking: Raking your lawn is probably how you finished working in the yard late last fall. In the spring it is a good idea to begin everything with that same rake. Give your yard a thorough, deep raking before you begin to mow or treat the grass.  Raking allows you to pull up any thatch that may have accumulated over the winter when the grass was less springy. It also gives you a chance to find any dead spots or compacted areas that need special attention. When a lawn becomes compacted, you need to use an aerator to loosen the soil and allow the grass to grow more easily once more.

            · Check lawn equipment: Check your gas and battery-powered lawn equipment to make sure it is ready for summer use. Clean equipment and sharpen cutting blades will make yardwork easier.

            This Spring is also the perfect time to sell a home. 

            If you are thinking of a summer move, call Don or Shannon TODAY!!   

            802-846-8460  *     



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              BUYERS IN NEED

              We’re sure you don't need us to tell you that the housing market is HOT. In fact, there's a joke in our industry these days that there's little point in putting up "For Sale" signs because they'll just spontaneously combust anyway (just kidding).

              We can say seriously, though, that some homes in your area have been sold without even putting up a sign up on the lawn, just because the listing agent already had one or more qualified buyers.

              We have several buyers who are qualified and ready to buy.

              They are looking in the following areas and price range;


              Chittenden County, Georgia & Fairfax - $100,000+/- and $250,000 to $475,000

              South Burlington - $300,000 to $430,000

              Essex - $300,000 to $430,000

              So if you've given any thought to selling, or if you hear that any family, friends or neighbors are,

              please call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

      *  802-846-8460


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                Lawn Care Tips

                Lawn Care Tips

                Do you want a green lush lawn? Here is a wonderful article on how you can obtain that!

                University of Vermont Extension 
                Department of Plant and Soil Science


                by Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont


                You will find information on:

                Adding fertilizer correctly

                Leaving clippings on the lawn

                Mowing at proper height

                Importance of sharp mower blades


                Proper watering

                Ideas to reduce mowing and gas usage

                Benefits of proper edging and design

                Reducing lawn size



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                  Green Up Vermont

                  Green Up Day is this Saturday, so we wanted to share Green Up Vermont’s poster, mission statement and how to get more information.

                  AT GREEN UP VERMONT We live our mission to keep Vermont beautiful.

                  Green Up Vermont’s mission is to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways, and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day while raising public awareness about the health, economic, and visual benefits of a  litter-free environment year-round.

                  Note: Some towns have bag pick-up available prior to Green Up Day. For all the details check out



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                    Need more ideas of things to do outside?

                    Need more ideas of things to do outside?

                    Check out Vermont State Parks’ Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge.


                    The Venture Vermont challenge provides multiple categories of tasks and activities.  Even if you don’t want to do the challenge, check out the challenge list and the VT State Parks website, as they contain a wealth of  information on things to do outside.  Check out the “Things To Do” tab on the Vermont State Parks’ website for information on Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Biking, Parks Events & Programs, Venture Vermont, Winter Activities, Other Activities, Family Fun and Enjoying Nature.                   



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