West Dover, VT (September 17,2012) - Richard Caplan, Owner and Principal Broker of Deerfield Valley Real Estate together with Jim Barnes, the principal owner of The Hermitage Realty Company, proudly announce the merger of their companies. The new entity, known as The Hermitage Deerfield Valley Real Estate, LLC, includes 8 full time agents offering clients over 150 years combined experience in the real estate industry and approximately 128 active residential, commercial, land, and multi-family listings throughout Southern Vermont. The Hermitage Deerfield Valley Real Estate will also be the listing company for 71 approved ski-on, ski-off townhomes to be built on Haystack Mountain bringing its volume to over $96 million. Our merger with The Hermitage Realty Company represents the coming together of two highly respected firms in Deerfield Valley. We look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of personalized service to our clients with an expanded offering of properties, said Richard Caplan. Barnes, who is also the principal owner of The Hermitage Inn and Founder and President of The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain (formerly The Haystack Club) said, Deerfield Valley Real Estate has distinguished itself in serving both buyers and sellers in the Valley for over two decades. As The Hermitage companies continue to grow, we remain committed to providing our guests, Club members, and Valley visitors exemplary service and value. The Hermitage Deerfield Valley Real Estate office will be located at 183 Route 100 in West Dover next to The Dover Forge and One More Time Billiard Parlor & Tavern as well as 25 Handle Road Wilmington Vermont. This premiere location will also serve as a Membership Sales Office for The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The space is currently under renovation and a Grand Opening is being planned. Agents can be contacted by calling 802-464-3055 or through their respective current websites: www.hermitagerealtyvt.com orwww.deerfieldvalleyrealestate.com .