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 twenty 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.
Nancy's professional work ethic gives her the ability to provide services to list and sell everything from first time home buyer's homes, to commercial buildings, to lake front cottages and more! As a community member and business leader she knows the area well and will get you to your end result quickly.
Upon graduating from The University of Vermont in 2003, Robyn decided to follow her dream and make Vermont her permanent residence. She currently lives in Waterbury with her 2 kids, 2 dogs, and significant other. Along with a passion for Vermont, she also has a deep rooted passion for fitness. An avid CrossFitter, Robyn has owned and operated CrossFit Waterbury since 2013. Strong customer service, loyalty, respect, and honesty are all traits she applies to both clients in the CrossFit gym as well as real estate clients.
Robyn is excited to help others achieve their 'Vermont Life' dream. Whether a client is looking for the perfect full-time home, a home away from home retreat, or to sell their current home or investment, she can help you achieve your goals. Robyn strives to offer the highest level of integrity and commitment to her clients and to also bring a little fun whenever possible!
Joni loves Vermont. She is active in exploring the many recreational opportunities which are endless, regardless of the season. Joni is happy to be your ambassador to our region and share why it is such a special place to call home. Joni received her real estate license in 1999 and joined Pall Spera Company Realtors. Joni has worked her way up to being on the forefront of the Stowe area market. She is a full time professional Broker and handles all types of real estate transactions from first time home buyers, commercial properties, resort & second homes as well as investment opportunities.
Joni holds various REALTOR designations: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Short Sales &Foreclosure (SFR) & Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI). Joni is extremely passionate about what she does; helping others with all their real estate transactions. She is proud to be your trusted real estate adviser.
Monica spent 20 years working with youth and families in the Lamoille and Caledonia counties helping them to achieve success in their dreams and goals. She has transferred this love of helping others into the world of real estate. Monica brings energy and integrity to all of her business transactions and works tirelessly to assist you in selling or buying your Vermont home.
In her spare time, Monica volunteers teaching the RSVP Bone Builders Exercise Program in which she's received the 2016 Governor's Service Award, and Morrisville Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award. She also is a board member of Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County, a member of the Hyde Park Historic Sites Committee and the Gihon Valley Hall & North Hyde Park Revitalization Committee.
In 2003, Matt studied at Johnson State College for one year but decided to travel to Montana to start a carpentry/drywall business. While experiencing success on the other side of the country, Matt grew home sick for Vermont and returned after 2 years to live in the state where he was raised.
While continuing to work in the construction industry, Matt decided to return to Johnson State College where he received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Among other awards, Matt received the Bill Doyle Political Science Scholarship Endowment and started interning at the Vermont State House during the spring instead of continuing carpentry.
Matt was hired at the Department of Labor, where he met his beautiful partner Erika, and enjoyed the hustle of the legislative session. Ultimately, Matt realized his true passion was in homes and Real Estate and acquired his Real Estate license.
As a native Vermonter, Laurel has a keen understanding of what draws people to the area and how to market the Vermont lifestyle. She isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and has been known to offer staging and pull out a paint brush when needed. Her love of real estate also means she is available to her clients and customers 7 days a week.
When not working Laurel enjoys reading and baking. She has one son and lives in Morrisville with her husband who together built and ran a successful campground for 13 years.
Kelley enjoys sharing her passion for the Stowe area and is actively involved with a number of local organizations including the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Elementary School.
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.
Some of her prior careers include: computer buyer in Fairfax, Virginia; Deputy Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado; Police Officer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Bed & Breakfast owner in Stowe, Vermont.
Teresa obtained her license as a Realtor® in 1998. She has been through many ups and downs in this profession and continues to learn every day. She very much enjoys the real estate profession and the wonderful people she has met and assisted along the way.
In order to serve her clients and customers, Teresa continually attends classes and seminars. Some of her Designations and Certifications include:
- ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative (2003)
- CBR - Certified Buyer Representative (2000)
- e-PRO - Internet Certified Professional (2001)
- CNHS - Certified New Home Specialist (2005)
- CRS - Certified Residential Specialist (2005)
- AHS - Accredited Home-Stager Specialist (2008)
- TRC - Transaction Referral Certification (2009)
- RSPS - Resort and Second Home Specialist (2009)
- GREEN - NAR's Green Designation (2009)
- SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosures Certification (2009)
- SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation (2012)
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.
Mary currently manages vacation rentals for her real estate clients and specializes in helping buyers select and evaluate vacation rental investment opportunities.
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.