Shannon Marcelino

Hunting Season Is Here - Be Safe


With the beautiful fall weather, wanted to remind everyone that Deer Hunting season has started here in VT. Hoping this information helps keep hunters, non-hunters and pets safe.



Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s - 2021 Vermont Deer Season Guide with all the information about the different seasons, dates, requirements, regulations and suggestions.

US Forest Service’s Hunting Safety:  Information for Hunters and Non-Hunters



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    Fall Is An Ideal Time To List Your Home

    Several studies show that, on average, homes listed during this time

    are more likely to sell, sell more quickly, and sell closer to the asking price. 

    Here are some of the reason why Fall is an ideal time to list your home.


    Fewer Listings/Less Competition

    Buyers usually have fewer homes to choose from coming into the holidays. That means less competition for you and more buyers checking out your home, either online or in person.


    More Motivated Buyers

    Buyers looking for a home in Fall, are usually highly motivated buyers. The traditional barriers to fall/winter house-hunting (bad weather, short days, school year, holiday preparations) don't apply. If your house is available for them to view, during this time, these buyers are more likely to make an offer close to listing price.


    Tax Benefits

    A house marketed in Fall may lure buyers looking for year-end tax breaks. Buyers looking to lower their taxes may snatch up a home late in the year so they can deduct home purchase costs. If someone sold a house during the traditional selling season and faces capital gains tax on the deal, they may be highly motivated to buy by year end, since closing on the purchase of another house may let them avoid paying capital gains tax.


    Corporate Relocation

    The biggest months for corporate relocation are January and February. Providing even more very motivated buyers wanting to move quickly and get settled.


    If the above information has you thinking about listing, we want to offer you a Free Comparative Market Analysis for your home with no-obligation.

    Give us a call and let us set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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      Vermont Corn Mazes

      Great Vermont Corn Maze -  Largest Maze in New England

      1404 Wheelock Rd, Danville, VT     802-748-1399

      Open until October 11, 2021

      All tickets sold online and must be purchased in Advance

      Limited number of tickets allowed each day

      Ticket questions/concerns regarding your tickets - text:  708-932-5153


      Sam Mazza’s Corn Maze

      277 Lavigne Rd, Colchester, VT     802-655-3440

      Open 7 days a week thru October. 

      Hours - Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm Sundays 10am to 5pm

      *No maze tickets sold within and hour of closing.


       Isham Family Farm Corn Maze

      3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT     802-872-1525

      Corn Maze is now open daily, 9am-6pm.


      Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

      347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT     802-879-5239

       Sat/Sun 10am-5:00pm
      (Last maze entry is 4:30pm)


      Percy Farm Corn Maze

      Route 108, Stowe, VT      802-371-9999

      Open daily 10am to 5pm weather permitting until mid October

      (we may not be open in the rain!)


      Gaines Farm Corn Maze

      6343 Coolidge Hwy (US Rt 5), Guilford, VT     802-257-0409

      Open Saturdays & Sundays to October 31  11AM to 5PM

      Also open October 11, 11AM to 5PM for the Holiday!


      Hathaway Farm Corn Maze

      741 Prospect Hill Rd, Rutland, VT     802-775-2624

      Sunday, October 31 is the last day of the 2021 Corn Maze Season.

      We are always closed on Tuesdays & also close for inclement weather.

       We are open 6 days a week from 10-5 & then on Saturdays,

      we also have admission from 5-9pm for Moonlight Madness.






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        Shannon Receives NVBR Realtor of The Year Award


        It is with great pleasure we announce Shannon has been awarded the



        Since 1964, NVBR has honored one individual who best exemplifies the professional qualities of a REALTOR®. This award recognizes the highest standard of professional conduct, leadership and commitment to community and career.

        Shannon is a second-generation Realtor and has been around the business since she was 4 years old. Even with her extensive background in the field, she feels it is very important to continue learning and improving her ability to service Buyers and Sellers. Real estate laws, trends and market conditions are continually changing, and she wants to provide her customers the very best, most knowledgeable representation possible. Outside of the license renewal education you are required to take, she always looks for additional classes she can take to further her education to better serve our community.

        Shannon is currently President of the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors. Originally starting as a Board of Director in 2017 she felt it would be a great way to give back to the organization that supported her for so many years and also a great way to learn even more about our Realtor organization behind the scenes.

        Congratulations Shannon, we are proud of your accomplishments and contributions to the profession.

        To view Shannon's Interview video, Click here.

        802-846-8470   *




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          Vermont Foliage Viewing Options

          So many ways to take in the beauty of the fall season in VT.


          Vermont Fall Foliage Reports


          Scenic drive information


          Gondola options - Killington, Stowe or Sugarbush


          Zipline options


          Hiking options posted last week


          Biking options reposted


          Shannon’s Annual Fall Drive - Every year around peak foliage we take a long drive from Jeffersonville heading to The Notch. We find parking and enjoy exploring the area and then taking a hike up to Sterling Pond. The views are amazing! We then hop into the car and head into Stowe where we take the Gondola SkyRide and sometimes have lunch at the restaurant at the top of the mountain, Cliff House Restaurant. This offers BREATHTAKING views! From there we head to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and stock up on cider donuts, sometimes you can catch them making cider but always they are making apple cider donuts. From here we head to Waterbury Center to visit The Cabot Farmer's Store, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter & Smugglers' Notch Distillery. And of course the final stop of the day before hopping on the interstate and heading home is Ben & Jerry's!



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            Fall Hiking in Vermont

            .September weather is perfect for hiking and enjoying Fall’s beauty.


            Vermont Fall Foliage Reports


            Libby’s Look @ The Preston Pond Conservation Area, Bolton

            Easy 2.6 mile loops, Pets OK, trails are maintained by citizen volunteers in Bolton.

                      2 Parking spots at 3638 Stage Rd Trailhead & 4 spots at 3643 Notch Rd Trailhead


            Camel’s Hump State Park

            Moderate 2.4 or 3.4 miles to summit, Leashed Dogs OK

                      Parking at 3160 Camel’s Hump Rd in Huntington for The Burrows Trail 2.4 miles

                      Parking at end of Camel’s Hump Rd in N Duxbury for The Monroe Trail 3.4 miles

                      Also from Duxbury lot is The Camel’s Hump View Trail .8 mile easy stroll with

                      benches and very nice vistas, great for kids and elders.


            Vermont State Parks Website

            Their hiking information section is a great resource as it breaks out hiking trails by areas, plus gives trail

            recommendations, hiking with kids, hiking with your pet, hiking with a group, trail running,

            additional hiking resources and provides a trailfinder.



            Features several options for easy, moderate and advanced hikes in the Stowe, Waterbury and

            Mad River Valley region and also offers a downloadable Hiking Guide.    


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              Fall is a great time to list your home!


              If you've been thinking at all about selling your home, you might want to consider that now is a great time to enter the market.  Demand for homes is high this Fall.




              We are a local family business serving this area for many years,  let us put our generations of knowledge to work for you.





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                Enhance Your Home's Front Entry

                Enhance Your Home’s Front Entry

                Your front door and entry area are the first impression for your home.  Fall is a great time to freshen it up.

                We found some great links with information on color trends and tips on how to paint the doors. Check them out below!












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                  Time to plant bulbs!


                  Mid September is the time to plant bulbs for Spring color.



                  FIRST LANDSCAPING WITH BULBS: DESIGN IDEAS AND CONCEPTS. A great place to make a plan for what you want to plant.

                  THEN VISITThe GREEN MOUNTAIN GARDENER Fall News Article - FALL PLANTING FOR SPRING FLOWERS By Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont Where you will find more detailed directions for selecting, planting and caring for bulbs here in Vermont.

                  Breck’s offer a large selection of bulbs on-line or find locally at garden centers and hardware stores.


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                    Apple Picking Season


                    Make The Most of Apple Picking

                    Season With These Tips.



                    FIND AN ORCHARD 

                    Click HERE to visit the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association website for a list & links to Vermont orchards and cider producers.     

                    APPLE RIPENING

                    Apples on the outside of the tree ripen before apples on the inside and apples Do Not continue to ripen once picked.     

                    HOW TO PICK

                    Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give it a little twist, Do Not pull straight away from the tree.  Also Do Not shake the branch or tree.

                    HANDLE WITH CARE

                    Try not to bruise, as the apple will go bad more quickly.


                    Wait and wash apples just before using.  


                    Store apples in a cool dark place. If possible store in the  refrigerator in their own drawer.  If storing in the basement or root cellar, Do Not store with potatoes.


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