The winter of 1996 was when George, and his family began weekend commutes to Stowe Mountain Resort, aka "The Mountain". In 2001, after several years of "seasonal rentals", they bought a ski in/ ski out condo and began another project!
After a decade of weekly treks to Stowe from Manchester-by-the-Sea, the Bambaras decided it was time for a lifestyle change ... they moved to Stowe!
By the time they finished the condo remodel, George was finishing a career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an international machinery manufacturer. George took his interest in real estate in a new direction and became licensed to sell it!
George enjoys snow boarding, sport fishing and fly fishing. Recently introduced to skeet shooting, he hopes to soon break a score of 12. Undaunted by skeet shooting and fly fishing, George can frequently be found with his head under the hood of his '95 Range Rover. In addition to volunteer coaching Stowe's elementary school students in the "Friday Program", George is an active snowboard instructor at Stowe Ski and Snowboard School.
George has a BA in Business and Economics from Saint Anselm College with 30 years experience in sales and marketing.
A decade after moving to Vermont, Sharon has become a vital member of her community and a strong advocate for the industry she so loves. Mentored by Pall Spera, she has developed a reputation for exceptional service, extensive market knowledge, and is known for her integrity and attention to detail. As a result of serving as both secretary and president of the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors, Sharon developed a broad network of colleagues, increasing her reach throughout central and northern Vermont. A sincere investment in the success of her clients has created a fiercely loyal customer base. "There is no greater compliment than a client recommending me and the service I provide to someone they know... This is how I measure success."
Sharon relocated to Vermont on a full-time basis in 2002 but first vacationed in Vermont as a child - in fact she learned to ski here. Her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance is helped by enjoying the wide variety of outdoor activities Vermont has to offer with her husband David and their two dogs. As in her professional life, her favorite aspect of living in Vermont is its people. "We have a great mix of people here - the relaxed visitors enjoying their leisure time, and those who live and work in our communities." In the autumn of 2012, her son Brydon Beasant moved to Stowe from San Francisco to join Sharon's practice, extending a family commitment to serving the needs of their clients.
"I am lucky to have a deep passion for what I do. I love this business... I never tire of learning about people's lives and families, and work hard to maintain a relevant market perspective in an ever-changing industry... but my true passion lies in helping people transition with ease and move forward with their hopes and dreams."
Her vibrant personality and open mind lead her to consistently seek out resources for greater knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of Real Estate, for the benefit of our clients as well as that of her staff. Debby obtained her Real Estate Salesperson License in 1995 and Broker License in 2000.Her interest in Real Estate Investing has led her to obtain various related certifications that further increase her ability to navigate the Real Estate arena.
As our Relocation Director for Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, Debby especially enjoys assisting home buyers in their transition to Vermont life. As a Vermont native, she is well acquainted with local history and trends and has a solid understanding of market shifts that shape the local economy. "Vermont is my heritage", says Debby, a heritage she conveys to clients with the sort of flowing enthusiasm they immediately recognize as integrity.
Debby has established her career while being a single mother to three children. Her bond with them is obvious. In this area, as well as in her career, Debby has demonstrated her ability to orchestrate the details of daily life.
Rick chose Stowe because of the lifestyle it afforded. "I have lived in other Vermont towns, as well as resort communities in Utah, and none can match the recreational and cultural choices in the Stowe area. Add to that the income-producing opportunities, a consequence of the proximity to the Eastern metropolitan centers, and Stowe presents a rare Mecca for a balanced lifestyle," says Rick. He adds, "I try to do some recreational activity every day: skiing, golf, yoga, running and weight lifting are high on my list." Rick is particularly enthusiastic about Stowe and the surrounding area as a great place to raise children. "I feel that my two college age boys received an excellent education in the Stowe schools. Furthermore, when school is out, there are lots of things for them to do whether it be riding the trails in the summer or skiing the trails in the winter."
For Rick, the most satisfying transactions are the ones where there is a good fit between the buyer and the property. "Many of our buyers have no idea how achievable their dreams are," he says. "The customer needs to understand his or her goals; we, as brokers, help them realize those goals."
Her fourteen plus years in banking and real estate mean that Nancy knows the ropes from both ends. As Managing Broker of the Pall Spera Company office in Morrisville, her extensive real estate education, designations such as Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and Certified Buyer's Representative (CBR), provide her with the tools to oversee a very busy office as well as her own very successful real estate career.
She has sold a thousand acres in rural Newark to people from Hong Kong who will conserve rather than develop the land. Other memorable transactions include two one-room schoolhouses, subsequently transformed into unique residences, a horse farm, commercial properties, resort havens and, of course, many residential properties. "The people are the best part," Nancy says. "I'm excited dealing with first-time home-buyers as well as investors seeking commercial properties."
As a single mom of three teenagers, Nancy can relate to client's needs. As a lifelong northern Vermont resident and no-nonsense broker, she can translate them into properties.
In December 2007 Jeremy moved from Manhattan to Wolcott, Vermont with his wife Diana. He has 2 children: His son, Oliver Foster-Fell and a granddaughter, Charlotte, in Wolcott, and his daughter Jera Foster-Fell who recently graduated from the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles and Manhattan. Jeremy enjoys the relaxed pace of life in Vermont which allows him more time to pursue his love of writing children's book, working on the Wolcott Town Zoning Board, and running his Vermont based publishing company, Web Profile Inc.
He is excited to share his enthusiasm for this area with you and help you meet your real estate needs in a professional and ethical manner.
An avid outdoorsman and family man, Andrew understands why people want to live in Vermont. Whether seeking a starter home, land to build on, or an expansive estate, he is committed to helping people find a place that is perfect for them. Some would call this "going the extra mile"; Andrew simply attributes his strong work ethic to growing up here.
His experiences in the working world are well-rounded, encompassing landscaping, construction, sugaring with his Grandfather in Waterville, and an extensive period of time mentoring at-risk youth. When speaking of the latter, he says, "Working with kids taught me how to listen. It deepened my sense of empathy." And he emphasizes how important this experience was to him in developing skills that he uses every day: skills that make him an effective and trustworthy salesperson.
The proud father of a 2 year old son, Andrew lives with his family in the Smuggler's Notch region of Northern Vermont.
Brenda has an abiding love of real estate; buying, redesigning, remodeling and selling a succession of homes over the past couple decades. "I love to look at properties and assess how well they will work for a particular family."
As an experienced business person, Brenda is focused, organized and a problem solver; conjuring up unique solutions to challenges. With a degree in human development and several years' experience working in non-profits with youth and people with disabilities, she has honed listening skills and the ability to read between the lines. She puts these skills to work for her clients and customers, helping others find their way home to the Green Mountains.
Brenda enjoys the great outdoors as an avid gardener and horse person. Her home stable houses a mustang, a quarter pony, a Bashkir Curley and a very large mule, named Jo. She also enjoys hiking and winter camping with her family.
Why choose Brenda as your real estate agent? For one thing she really listens and will work tirelessly on your behalf. As a resident of the Stowe area for over 40 years, she knows the community inside out and will put this knowledge to work to find you that special property.
"Stowe has been a wonderful town to me and I am thrilled and fortunate to call it home", says Ed, adding, "I came to Stowe many years ago, planning to stay for one year... and never left!"
A graduate of Merrimack College, MA, and student athlete, Ed went on to developing extensive business experience as a restaurateur, night club owner, business consultant, financial operations professional and small business turn-around specialist. He has alternated roles between consultant and manager at Topnotch and Bolton Valley Resort, the former Sirloin Saloon and the New England Culinary Institute.
Ed believes that "Being detailed, timely and organized are essential in achieving goals in life and work." This is the mantra he keeps close at heart in both professional and family life. He cultivates a supportive and appreciative attitude toward the community he calls home, as well as those who share his path. "I have three outstanding children who have blossomed into successful adults and a beautiful wife", he announces, with gratitude.
Ed joined the Pall Spera Company team in January 2011.
Nicholas, a sixth generation Vermonter, returned to the state he calls home to raise his two daughters. Prior to returning, he lived in New York City and Greenwich, CT. While he appreciated the energy of city living, he recognizes and firmly believes in the quality of life that Vermont offers.
While working in the tourist industry, Penny graduated Johnson State College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and an Associate's Degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Champlain College. Later, Penny made a name for herself as the youngest-ever President of the Lamoille Valley Chamber of Commerce. Penny learned to do there what she does best-sell Vermont to those who appreciate it as much as she.
Penny and husband, Brian, welcomed their first child, Sterling, into the world after 8 years of marriage. Later, while Brian traveled to China to bring daughter, Sophia home, Penny and Sterling prepared for her much-anticipated arrival. A few years later, Sister Olivia arrived-also from China, completing the family unit.
After twelve very successful years at the Chamber, Penny joined Pall Spera Company Realtors LLC, in 2007 and was named Rookie of the Year, she served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect of Lamoille Area Board of Realtors and is now the Membership and Affiliates Director.
Penny and family are avid kayakers and brook swimmers in summer. In the winter, they ski and snowshoe Vermont's backwoods, with Jackie, their golden retriever. In spring and fall they hike and bike and volunteer/ support their community in various ways such as at the North Country Animal League, Copley Hospital, Clark's Care Home for Alzheimer's, the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, Morristown Elementary, Middle Level & Peoples Academy High Schools, The Boy and Girl Scouts of America, she is also a dedicated blood donor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Marisa is no stranger to Real Estate as she has enjoyed buying/fixing/selling homes in New York as well as here in Vermont, and she has also worked on the Rental side of the business here in Stowe.
Based in the Mountain Road office of Pall Spera Company she looks forward to fulfilling your Real Estate needs!!
Cubby first discovered Stowe in 1966."The beauty and tranquility of Vermont captured my heart," she says. She met her husband and raised three children here. She has her ear to the ground and her finger to the wind. Her personal house building experience is extensive starting with a total remodel of their first home, then building a 34 acre family compound, and completing their third, and last home in 2013. Together with her talented builder/craftsman husband each home has had a distinctive flair. Like most Vermonters, Cubby is an outdoorswoman sensitive to Stowe's four distinct seasons.
"Certainly, the weather here can be awful sometimes but those crystal-clear days when the snow sparkles and you can see for miles have no equal. The fall colors are more brilliant than even the locals can believe. Warm summer days make me thankful not to live in the city. I will never live anywhere else."
Real estate is Cubby Momsen's chosen profession. Vermont her chosen home. Let her help you chose yours.
Quality of life, nature, slower pace, fewer people; Nancy Pritchard moved to Vermont with her family from New Jersey for these reasons in 1998 ... and hasn't regretted her decision.
She brought to the Stowe area formidable experience in Real Estate sales. Moving nine times in the eleven years prior to moving to Vermont, she acquired skills from frequently relocating which include sizing up people... "I get their life stories and their residential needs, then creatively match client to house."
The majority of Nancy's transactions have been in single family and second homes in Morrisville and other Lamoille County towns. Almost nothing deters Nancy from showing a property: She has hiked in over an unopened road, paddled in by boat, faced snow, mud and once - a live snake.
"I love people, I love houses, I like to sit quietly by the water," Nancy says.
Her combination of strong farmer's work ethic, compassion and understanding of people's needs, and her love of the area, help her find just the right house or land for her Real Estate clients.
Now that her two boys are grown and have flown the nest, Heather has joined Pall Spera Company Realtors to begin the next chapter in her Life. She intends to put as much effort and enjoyment into her Real Estate transactions, as she did raising her two children and running successful businesses!
Not for long. Spera - who is also keen on architecture and remodeling -- recognized Stowe's potential for second homes as well as relocation properties for families exchanging urban existence for the wholesome, outdoorsy Vermont lifestyle.
Spera purchased the Gale Farm homestead, circa 1832, on the Mountain Road and, in 1969, opened his first office in its farmhouse. Now the company operates from three offices, each with a distinct Vermont style.
Stowe looked different in the early 1970s. Trademark chalets and gingerbread cottages would soon be eclipsed by lodges, saltboxes, updated Vermont farmhouses, condos and, finally, luxurious retreats comparable to the finest in Europe and North America.
Vacationers need services; Spera has also been involved in commercial and residential development, always with an eye to preservation. The Vermont Land Trust and other conservation organizations count on his support.
In fact, Spera's CV lists numerous memberships in state and national associations, including past-president of the Vermont Association of Realtors and Regional Vice-President of the National Association of Realtors.
Success has not deflected what originally drew Spera to Stowe; he skis downhill and cross-country; he golfs, snowshoes,and enjoys an afternoon of fly fishing. He has shown properties by helicopter ("A real James Bond experience," he says) and sold homes to celebrities (no names; Stowe respects their privacy). Current listings include an historic Main Street commercial building; also, a successful graphic arts business with choice real estate and country acreage. Spera has hidden luxury residences on summits overlooking Stowe Village- even a 120-acre family compound with horse barn and its own golf course.
Just about everyone in Stowe knows Pall Spera. After watching his chosen home town grow for many years, he is anxious to share his expertise with you.
"I've never had a 9-to-5 job but I have had four jobs at once," Sherry says. She also experienced the thrill of selling a ski lodge where she had worked for food, lodging and $25 per week. "I backed into real estate (at another agency), as a gofer, a tour guide who knew the area, and a secretary who couldn't type. This was all good training." Sherry joined Pall Spera Company in 1993. Her longtime residency provides clients with historical perspective. When a house comes on the market Sherry knows its chronology, renovations and urban legends. Her hospitality skills provide the desire to serve clients -- patiently, if necessary: "I've had one client since the early 1980s. He still hasn't bought anything but I'm sticking to it."
Sherry appears relaxed and confident in her profession and extremely knowledgeable about her surroundings. "Here in Stowe there's still a core of people with the ski-bum mentality, who came and stayed," she says. Those just arriving will benefit from her experience.