New Agent Welcome: Joy Gess

We are pleased to announce that Joy Gess has joined Coldwell Banker Islands Realty as a sales associate and licensed Realtor. Learn more about Joy below or visit her website

"Joy Gess has lived in the beautiful Champlain Islands since 2013. She brings many years of experience in Real Estate and it’s supporting fields. Joy received her Vermont Real Estate License in 2015 and she is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. She had a Real Estate License in Connecticut before moving to South Hero full time.

Joy spent over 25 years in the financial services industry managing mortgage teams for Citibank. Joy was a team member in the development of mortgage products and the training of representatives for 200 branches. As a Vice President and Branch Manager at CitiTrust she oversaw the origination and processing of mortgages for her customers.

Originally from Fairfield Connecticut, Joy has first hand experience in the buying and selling process. She and her family have bought and sold too many houses to count during their personal and corporate moves that took them to the west coast and southern Florida. During that time, she experienced many real estate scenarios that many agents don’t get to. This broad background serves her clients well!

Joy earned her BS in Sociology with a minor in Biology from Sacred Heart University. She also holds an MS from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School with a concentration in Organizational Development.

Joy lives in South Hero with her husband Rob where they enjoy skiing, biking, tennis and bocce. In her spare time Joy is an avid photographer and has shown her work in local exhibits. She believes in community involvement and currently volunteers as a Tour Guide at Shelburne Farms and the various programs at Camp TaKumTa."

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New Agent Welcome: Alex LaVigne

We are pleased to announce that Alex LaVigne has joined Coldwell Banker Islands Realty as a sales associate and licensed Realtor. Learn more about Alex below or visit his website

"Alex LaVigne has spent his entire life living in beautiful Vermont. His familiarity with the area
and many local connections help him provide his clients with extensive information and superior
customer service. Being from Vermont, Alex’s love for the area and all it has to offer is apparent.
Currently, Alex lives in Colchester, with his wife, two sons, and 100 pound fur-baby. He enjoys
boating, snowboarding, hiking, and coaching his boys tee ball team.
Real estate has run in his family for many years, from a young age Alex remembers admiring
and helping his grandfather who owned many rental properties. Alex purchased his first rental
property at the age of 21 in Burlington, and since has remodeled houses and more recently
went through the homebuilding process for his family's current home.
Before making real estate his full time career Alex has spent more than the last decade in the
retail industry, while owning and maintaining his rental properties. His background in customer
service paired with ability to see the potential in properties and construction knowledge are real
assets to his clients.
Alex is a real people person and will work to get the best end result for you. Whether buying or
selling, your first home or tenth, Alex will listen to make sure your needs are met and help make
the process as smooth as possible."

CBIR welcomes new agent Alex LaVigne


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New Agent Welcome: Susan Arguin

We are pleased to announce that Susan Arguin has joined Coldwell Banker Islands Realty as a licensed sales associate. Welcome Sue! To learn more about her read her bio below.

"Susan Arguin has been listing and selling real estate for over 30 years. She owned and operated her own real estate and property management business in Barre from 1997-2015 while raising her kids. After her three children were grown she worked at William Raveis Real Estate for five years. She was an active member of the Central Vermont Board of Realtors for many years starting as a Commissioner, then Secretary and the President. She also served on the Barre Housing Authority for two years. She moved to South Hero three years ago and now works at Community Bank NA and has become a member of the Development Review Board in town. She is looking forward to putting her 30 years of experience in real estate to use in the Islands."

See Sue's listings here.

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