Buying a 2nd home in Southern Vermont is exciting and fun. The quality of life, the slower pace, the lack of traffic (unless you get stuck behind a tractor), the outdoor playground including mountains, lakes, trails, rivers and paths are all reasons buyers want to own their own little piece of Vermont. But with any purchase comes additional questions and homeowner responsibilities. Your Realtor even after closing can help you acclimate to the area. We can suggest the best travel routes, the most delicious bakery, the most fun place to apres (we might even join you there) and of course a slew of trusted contractors, property managers, plumbers, electricians and many other service providers a homeowner might need to call on through the years. Over our careers as Realtors we've become informational sources on the general area, the people and the real estate. I keep a running list of housekeepers, babysitters, plumbers and landscapers. We all know a homeowner is going to need a little help here and there especially if living full time a few hours away. So even after the closing occurs and you happily head to your new Vermont home keep your Realtor's number handy!