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Island Insights: CBIR Year in Review

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Happy New Year to our readers! As we begin a new year we are reflecting on 2020 and even though it was a difficult year with many changes we reached many milestones and are grateful to have had another successful year. 

After 26 years we moved into a new office, we rebranded, we launched a social mission to give back to our community, and we welcomed three new people to the CBIR team. The real estate market has kept us on our toes with shutdowns, stay at home orders, and embracing technology to offer virtual services. Despite these changes we have adapted and have continued to provide real estate services safely. 

We could not have reached these accomplishments without the support of our team, clients and community. We are grateful for all of your support. We look forward to the new year!

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We're Growing!

New Vermont Realtors and Staff at Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

Left to right: Sue Arguin, Deborah Unica, Susan Kaminski, Paul Habersang, Sam Rossetti-Theils

In 2021 Coldwell Banker Islands Realty welcomed several new faces to the company. Sue Arguin has joined our staff as the Agent Development Coordinator. Licensed Realtors Paul Habersang, Susan Kaminski, Deborah Unica, and Sam Rossetti-Thiels have also joined the team.

As the company expands, it was necessary to bring on someone dedicated to providing training, one-on-one support, learning sessions and more for our Realtors. We were fortunate to find Sue Arguin to fit that role as Agent Development Coordinator. Providing agents full time support will help them grow their business and provide their clients with the best experience possible. Sue's real estate experience and personable approach will be sure to strengthen the culture at Coldwell Banker Islands Realty.

Susan Arguin has been a licensed Realtor with CBIR for the past year and a half and has recently changed roles to Agent Development Coordinator. Sue is looking forward to putting her 30 years of experience in real estate to use in the Islands. She moved to South Hero in 2016 and worked at Community Bank NA for 4 years but is ready to jump back into the real estate world. 

Paul Habersang became a licensed Realtor and joined CBIR in early 2021. He has lived in Vermont since 2011 and is a seasoned professional with many years’ experience in sales, customer service, and relationship development. Paul has always believed that timely responsiveness and consistent follow through on commitments are two key elements that drive customer satisfaction and he will continue to practice this while transacting real estate.

Susan Kaminski has been a licensed Realtor in Vermont since 2012 and recently joined CBIR. Having moved eight times with her family, she understands the emotions and stresses of buying and selling a home. She strives to provide clients with exceptional customer service and skillful guidance through the entire real estate transaction.

Deborah Unica recently became a licensed Realtor with CBIR. Deborah has been a resident of the Islands for 22 years. Her daughter grew up attending the Champlain Islands Parent Child Center and Folsom school. Deborah spent many years helping Vermont families plan for college and more recently served as director in a medical setting. She is looking forward to using her experience in planning, marketing, relationship building, and negotiation to assist buyers and sellers through the real estate transaction process.

Sam Rossetti-Thiels is a newly licensed Realtor. Sam has worked in a large retail box store for the past 10 years and worked her way up to management, giving her many useful skills she will carry with her in her real estate career. Sam recently purchased a home herself and was fascinated by the process. She understands what it’s like to be a homebuyer and will give her clients the guidance and confidence needed to navigate this large investment purchase.

Each person we bring on at CBIR has unique qualities that add to our culture and we look forward to helping our team grow with us professionally and personally. If you're thinking about a career in real estate or making a change please call the office (802) 372-5777 or email your resume. 

 

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