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July
24

Jane has been involved in customer service since she was 12, working at her family retail store in Northern Maine. She is focused on helping people and is great with four legged friends too! Always willing to lend a hand, whether its helping a colleague or helping to deliver Meals on Wheels with the Littleton office, Jane is always there ready to help!

Discover more about Jane in this week's "Meet Our Agent":

Jane, how did you land in real estate? And how long have you been an agent?

I have had a desire to be involved in Real Estate since my early twenties, but was always apprehensive to give up the financial security that a "regular" job provided. A couple of years ago I decided that it was time for me to take a risk in life and to find a career that I could enjoy. One year into my new career I am the happiest I have ever been in my chosen path in Real Estate. I love meeting new people and helping them fulfill their Real Estate desires.

What did you do before you became a Real Estate agent?

I have been involved in various forms of Customer Service since I was 12.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.

To be honest, it isn't one person but the Badger Peabody & Smith Realty team. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand, answer questions and give advice. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to work along side of.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

Among the things I love to do outside of work are traveling, paddle boarding, hiking, skiing and spending time with my family, friends and of course my dog.

Where do you like to go for vacation?

I enjoy spending vacation time exploring the National Parks. At this point in my exploration I will say my favorite place is the South West.

What is your favorite local charity?

Having adopted my last 3 dogs, local shelters and rescues are high on my list of local charities including Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue.

*To learn more about Survivor's Paws Animal Rescue... Click Here

Contact Jane Swett for your real estate needs at:

JaneS@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (603) 986-1200   • Littleton Office (603)444-1294

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

June
13

NORTH CONWAY, NH — Malcolm Badger grew up visiting his grandfather Dick's office at Badger Realty in North Conway, and as a new sales agent for Badger Peabody & Smith Realty, continues the family legacy.

Badger grew up in Jackson, graduated from Kennett High School, and spent a gap year as a teaching assistant at the International School Ikast-Brande in Denmark. He graduated cum laude from George Washington University in Washington DC, in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Minor in Business Administration.

Badger began working at the North Conway real estate office as support staff and recently transitioned to the position of sales associate.

"It means a lot to me to work in this building where my grandpa was so well respected and so instrumental in the growth of the real estate industry in this region," says Malcolm. "Professionally, this is a huge opportunity. I know the area well and have the connections that will serve our clients better. I see a great future for the company and I'm grateful to be part of it."

"Malcolm brings a level of enthusiasm and a detailed knowledge of the business and the region," says Brendan Battenfelder, Vice-President of Sales for Badger Peabody & Smith and the managing broker at the North Conway office. "He comes from a family that is synonymous with the growth of real estate in our region and the state, if not the nation. He sets a tremendously high standard of excellence for himself and it translates well in serving our clients & customers."

The company encourages mentorships to support new staff and Battenfelder notes that Badger is in good hands under the guidance of broker associates Diane McGregor and Kathleen Sullivan Head. "We're more than colleagues here," he says. "We're close-knit, more like a family, and we offer lots of support to our staff."

"We are so pleased to have Malcolm transition to his new position as a sales agent, in the tradition of Dick Badger and Badger Realty," says Andy Smith, President of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty. "I know his grandfather would be tremendously proud of him working with a new generation of clients and customers. We are pleased to have him at our North Conway and Jackson offices."

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty is the North Country, Mt. Washington Valley, Lakes Region of NH, Western Maine and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont representativs of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 135,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. With combined resources of over 60 full time agents, and eight offices, Badger Peabody & Smith Realty can be reached online at www.badgerpeabodysmith.com. 

May
31

HOLDERNESS, NH — Eric Turchon, a new sales agent in the Holderness office of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty, admits that he is a "work hard, play hard" type of agent.

A resident of the Granite State since 2007, he has embraced "its authentic lifestyle and its many recreational opportunities," like boating on Squam Lake, snowboarding at Loon Mountain and hiking all 48 4,000 footers. "I love sharing my passion and knowledge of the area with my clients." he says.

Turchon graduated with a business degree from Plymouth State University. He gained years of valuable sales and customer service experience working as a buyer/manager in the snow sports industry. His background as a freelance photographer has also been an asset to his real estate career bringing "a creative element to my workflow."

Turchon was previously a successful agent at another real estate company, but joined Badger Peabody & Smith Realty after sitting down with Andy Smith, the company's President, and listening to his business philosophy. "I wanted to join a firm that has a reputation for results but also values elements like caring and consistency and giving back to the community, as well as accountability," he says. "That appeals to me."

"We're delighted to welcome Eric to the Badger Peabody & Smith team," says Smith. "His strong background in real estate and customer service and his in-depth knowledge of the Holderness and the surrounding region are invaluable qualities that will benefit our buyers and sellers."

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty is the North Country, Mt. Washington Valley, Lakes Region of NH, Western Maine and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 135,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. With combined resources of over 60 full time agents, and eight offices, Badger Peabody & Smith Realty can be reached online at www.badgerpeabodysmith.com. 

May
17

Paty is energetic, loves to learn and loves to help her buyers and sellers. A native of Brazil, Paty is fluent in Portuguese, and is an American Citizen. She is engaging, curious and loves living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Paty has lived in the North Country as well, so she has a vast knowledge of the towns and villages that make up the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Discover more about Paty here!

Paty, how did you land in Real Estate? And how long have you been an agent?

As a foreigner I had hard time finding a good job, because people don't believe your abilities, so I decide to be my own boss since 2018.

What did you do before you became a RE agent?

I was running a B&B in Brazil for almost 10 years.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.

My husband, he registered in the class with me and believed that I could do this even before I could believe myself.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

I love to travel to beach areas, spa days, motorcycle rides.

Where do you like to go for vacation?

Any beach with good weather, next bucket list Spain

What is your favorite local charity?

I don't have any favorite, I prefer to help who is in more need at the time.

Contact Paty Ciotto for your real estate needs at:

PatyC@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (603)366-8508   • Holderness Office (603)968-7615

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

April
21

If Keegan's not making deals in the White Mountains, he is out traveling the World! Born and raised at his family's Inn and Brewery in North Woodstock, NH, Keegan is passionate about inspiring clients about the aspirational lifestyle New England truly has to offer. 

Discover more about Keegan in this week's "Meet Our Agent".

Keegan, how did you land in Real Estate? And how long have you been an agent?

I have been an agent for 5 years. I never knew how much my life would change working in a field that has become more of a lifestyle than a job. I love our local communities and being involved in their growth and prosperity is truly a blessing.

What did you do before you became a real estate agent?

I came from the restaurant and brewery business. While I enjoyed the excitement and fluidity of working in a family business, I felt that I needed to broaden my creative horizons. After taking a number of community development courses in college, I knew where life would lead after the restaurant.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.

Sounds lame, but Andy Smith, our fearless leader, has had the most profound impact. I had met with him prior to coming to Peabody & Smith. You could tell that everything that came out of his mouth was the truth. No sugar coating. Well, I thought I knew better, and my sweet tooth took me to a different brokerage. After a few months of limited success in the rat race at a different brokerage, I realized the goods they sold me were not the champagne and strawberries as promised. I couldn't stop thinking about that broker up in Franconia, and as luck would have it, he called me in a time of deep introspection and I knew it was fate. Since then, he has been right 99.5% of the time. When you have someone to turn to with that much wisdom, it really allows you to leave the ego at the door and grow as a professional.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

I am an avid air miles junkie. There is not much I won't do for a few miles. That funds one of my true passions: Traveling the world with my lovely wife. When not working or traveling, I am likely at the golf course in the summer, or on the ski hill in the winter. I help coach the Lin-Wood School's Alpine Ski Team, which keeps the competitive fire burning. My garage is a wood studio to fuel some creativity and vent some steam. Lastly, I LOVE to mow my lawn.

Where do you like to go for vacation?

Anywhere but here? I am grateful to live in a vacation destination, but when it comes time to get away, I like to get away. Some of my favorite places are Laos, Botswana, the Maldives, Colombia, Vietnam, Thailand and New Zealand. No matter where I go, I always come home with a deeper appreciation for where I live.

  • Contact Keegan Rice for your real estate needs at:

KeeganR@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (603)348-7261   • Office (603)823-5700

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

April
15

Hands down, if we could only use two words to describe Rachael... those two words would be "People Person". As a business owner and business manager, she has successfully transitions her skills into helping sellers and buyers with their real estate goals.

Discover more about Rachael in this week's "Meet Our Agent".

Rachael, how did you land in Real Estate? And how long have you been an agent?

I have been in real estate for one year. My good friend and my real estate agent of 26 years ago, Kathleen Sullivan Head, spurred my interest and encouraged me to purse a career in real estate.

What did you do before you became a RE agent?
I ran my own business working as a rental agent for Hertz Car Rental, Penske Truck Rental and managed a storage facility in Glen, NH.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.
My friend and fellow realtor, Kathleen Sullivan Head. Kathleen's immense knowledge of everything real estate and professionalism has been an inspiration.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
The great outdoors is my playground. I enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, sailing and golf.

Where do you like to go for vacation?
Skiing in eastern Canada and exploring the British Virgin Islands.

What is your favorite local charity?
The Bridge Project in Lincoln- Their work focuses on assisting at-risk individuals struggling with addiction, poverty, and other difficult life circumstances.

*To learn more about The Bridge Project... Click Here

Contact Rachael Brown for your real estate needs at:

RachaelB@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (603)986-5936   • Office (603)356-5757

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

April
8

Tara is no stranger to good old-fashion hard work. From store owner and hotel manager, to a successful full-time career in residential real estate, she is passionate about all her endeavours.

Discover more about Tara in this week's "Meet Our Agent".

Tara, how did you land in Real Estate? And how long have you been an agent?

I had been drawn to real estate since I was young. I have always loved architecture and design as well as helping people. Being a REALTOR® melds all of those things together.

What did you do before you became an agent?

My professional background is diverse but has a common thread of service. I have managed a hotel, owned a shoe store and had an online toy store. The work I am most proud of is the years I was able to stay at home with my children when they were young.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.

My father will always be my inspiration in both business and personal life. He was not only successful in real estate but in any other business he attempted. He took risks and loved learning new things. Most importantly, his integrity was highly regarded.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

I love spending time exploring the woods, mountains and beaches of Maine and New Hampshire.

Where do you like to go for vacation?

I love spending time on the coast of Maine but will always jump on a plane to visit a new city.

What is your favorite local charity?

Way Station NH, serving our local community members who have insecure housing.

*To learn more about Way Station... Click Here

Contact Tara Peirce for your real estate needs at:

TaraP@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (207)272-2318   • Office (603)356-5757

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

March
24

Joy More

Joy - she truly is a joy! With an exuberant laugh that frankly is infectious, Joy brings levity to any setting but when you need seriousness, she delivers. For years, she has guided sellers to successful closings and experienced the satisfaction of getting first time home buyers into their first home and more. As part of our firm, she is a true team player, and willing to help out in any situation.

Joy fits her name - she is a Joy! Learn more about Joy and her journey into real estate.

Joy, how did you land in Real Estate? And how long have you been an agent?

It's been a long time. I worked as an part time agent for a short time at 2 other agencies before I came to work at Badger Peabody & Smith. After a big change in my personal life, I needed something full time. I had 4 kids that I needed to support, and when Andy Smith reached out, it was the perfect fit. I don't know the exact date, but it was around 3 months after Andy and Jerry started Peabody & Smith Realty, so it's been a long time – almost 30 years ago!

What did you do before you became a real estate agent?

When my kids were in school, I felt like all I did was drive them around. I would be picking up Rachel while dropping off Brooke, so I thought to myself I ought to make this a job and became a school bus driver. Fun fact, I used to pick up our own Chrissy Smith! She was my last stop on Mt. Eustis. Last year I had to have some work done on my car, so the roles were reversed, and she picked me up for work! Before that, I was a flight attendant for 12 years. I worked for Allegheny Airlines, and continued that journey even after I moved up to Littleton.

Name a role model who has inspired you in your career.

Wayne Golden, he was at the one of the previous agencies I worked at when I started my Real Estate career. He was just an honest person; he knew Littleton, everyone, and everything about it. I used to say, is there anything you don't know in this town? I saw him recently and he asked if my trivial was as good as his was!

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

I like gardening a lot. I can't wait for spring when we can get outside and get to work. I broke my knee a few years ago, but before that I loved to ski and hike. I have some pictures of hiking out west with my daughter Rachel, and granddaughter Raina. I am also an avid fisher, I have been fly fishing in many places including Alaska. One of my favorite people to spend time with are my grandkids, too.

Joy Moore's Grandkids

Where do you like to go for vacation?

I love to go anywhere on the coast of Maine. We used to go to Jonesport. I also love visiting Colorado. In 2019, my friend and I went on a cruise in Alaska, it was awesome. It was incredible, we didn't hang around the boat much. We went fishing, we took the helicopter up to where they keep the sled dogs in the summer. We flew on top of a glacier, and saw at least 25 bald eagles, I would say they are the equivalent of chickadees here. My friend Susan Jones, who used to work here at Badger Peabody & Smith Realty moved to Sitka Alaska, so we got to have lunch with her and her husband. I had always wanted to go, and I am so glad I got the chance.

What is your favorite local charity?

I enjoy delivering Meals on Wheels, out of the Littleton Senior Center. We deliver one Tuesdays, and I love getting to check in with all of the people on our route! Another great local organization we have in our area is AHEAD, Affordable Housing, Education, and Development. I donate, as well as volunteer in the summer when they have their events.

Contact Joy Moore for your real estate needs at:

JoyM@BadgerPeabodySmith.com •  Cell. (603) 616-8450  • Office (603)444-0487

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Interviewed By:

Megan Landry
Executive Assistant

 

April
2

Meet the Agent – Tara Peirce

For Tara Peirce, the real estate bug started early with a desire to learn all she could from her parents, father a real estate developer and mother an interior designer. Little did she know that her curiosity would turn into a successful full-time career in residential real estate and home staging. When she isn't out finding clients their dream homes, you can catch her staging beautiful rooms or enjoying time with her family.

Discover what shaped Tara into the mother, wife and real estate professional that she is today in this week's Meet the Agent.

 

At work with Tara


Tara at work with her "Maine Team" partners Bernadette Donohue (Left) and Michele Jordan (Right)

How did you land in a real estate career?
My father was a real estate developer and my mother was an interior designer so I have been around architecture and design my entire life. It was very clear that real estate and design would be a part of my career. I love homes, I love people, I love design. It was a no-brainer for me to be in real estate.

What were you doing previous to real estate?
I was fortunate enough to be at home with my kids for 14 years and had 2 online businesses. A midwifery supply company and a home school supply company.

What is your favorite part of working in real estate?
First and foremost, the people. I love the relationships that I form and the puzzle of finding the right house for the right person and how excited they get. I also enjoy the homes and design.

What is one thing you literally could not do your job without?
The staff at Badger Realty. I always tell my clients that I can work hard for them because the staff works hard for me. It's a team effort.

What is the best advice you've ever been given?
Take it one day at a time. Don't get too stressed about the future. Problem solve and stay in the moment.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to a new real estate agent?
Ask questions and constantly talk to your managing broker.

What was one of your most defining moments?
Coming to Badger Realty. Making that move and trusting that it was the right move for my family and my career.

Who in the industry has made the most impact on your professional journey?
My dad and Brenda Leavitt (Managing Broker). My dad has so much experience that he has shared with me. He's developed shopping centers, neighborhoods, sold real estate and bought real estate. He tells me things as we are chatting that I didn't know and is an awesome resource. Brenda makes me aware in a way that I know she has my back. She truly wants to see me succeed.

 

At Home with Tara

Tara's talent for seeing a diamond in the rough shines thru in this Before & After of a recent staging project.

What neighborhood do you live in?
The Village of Fryeburg, Maine.

What do you love most about your neighborhood?
I can walk to the Fryeburg Academy, music, theater and great food. Medical resources are very close too and the Fryeburg Fairgrounds are accessible year-round. We have trails right behind our house. I really love where I live.

What is your favorite local restaurant?
The Oxford House because of its walkability and delicious menu.

Describe your own first home.
I was 23 in Little Rock, AK. My 3 girlfriends and I couldn't find a place to rent. {Laughing} No one wanted to rent to 3 young girls. My dad suggested buying a home. The house I bought was adorable… 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors, a deck, fenced in yard in the old part of town.

What is the first big-ticket item you bought when you moved into your first home?
That's a tough one because honestly I was the original DIY'er. My mom and I refinished and refurbished everything. Lots of elbow grease. We made a beautiful home and it was stunning. Antiques and shabby chic.

 

At Play with Tara


The Peirce family having a fun getaway to New York City

You have a full day free in your town with no obligations and cost is no object. What do you do?
I'd go to the Soaking Pot in North Conway with some girlfriends or see a play at one of the local theaters. I really like being with people. A hike with a friend or water painting at my house would be fun.

How do you start each day?
Hide from my teenagers. {Laughing} I sit at the breakfast bar in our kitchen with a cup of tea and check in with my kids as they get ready for school.

What do you read every single day?
Contracts. {Laughing} I love looking at Pinterest too. I post on my Pinterest account everyday (Sold By Design North).

What is your proudest achievement to date? Personal or professional.
Definitely my kids. I'm proud that we are a tight family with good relationships.

If you won the lottery what kind of property would you buy?
Something on Peaks Island (Maine). Maybe waterfront. Something with one level which is tough to find on Peaks. I just love the Maine coast.

What are 4 words clients would use to describe you?
Personable • Present • Fun • Available

Words your family would use to describe you?
Crazy {Laughing}. They are teenagers. My husband would say that he appreciates that family is important to me, a good mother, fun, and optimistic.

What did you eat for breakfast today?
A fruit smoothie.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I'd want to end world hunger… is that a super power? {big smile}

If you could become the number one expert in one niche field, what would it be?
A redesign specialist - I like the turnaround. The before and after. I love the thrill of the change.

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Contact Tara Peirce for your real estate needs at:

Tara@BadgerRealty.com •  Cell. (207) 272-2318  • Office (603)356-5757 x331

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Interviewed By:

Debbie Anderson
Marketing Director

 

February
12

Meet the Agent – Nubian Duncan

Nubian (Nubi) Duncan is as authentic and knowledgeable to the Mt. Washington Valley and Maine real estate as they get. Commitment to making things right shines through in much more than just his sales. Throughout his 33 years as a real estate broker, Nubi has seamlessly combined his expansive residential real estate knowledge with a passion for harboring lifelong relationships to create the perfect balance for his clients. Take one look at Nubi's smiling family, clients or friendships with colleagues and it is immediately clear just how much love and care he genuinely puts into each of his relationships.

Read all about Nubi's journey and the mentors who've helped guide him along the way, as well as his own advice to future realtors in this week's Meet the Agent.


At work with Nubi


Nubi at work with Karla Badger (Left) and Maureen Garrette (Right)

How did you land in a real estate career?
My first job in the valley was working for the Radio Station WMWV. One of my many hats was news reporting and covering the planning board meetings. I got exposed to Realtors and Developers that were coming in for application on exciting projects. Coincidentally, David Cianciolo of Country Squire Real Estate (back then) came in for an interview for the mud bowl. After the interview I said to him "what do you think about me getting into Real Estate?" He said "Come in and talk to me tomorrow. That led to working as a Realtor at Country Squire. In the late 80s the two companies' merged and that's how we all ended up at Badger Realty.

What were you doing previous to real estate?
Reporting for the Radio Station, working at the League of NH with Sally Shipoletti, working the front desk at the Cranmore Tennis Club with Howard Hatch. I even covered the Volvo Tournament for the radio station.

What is your favorite part of working in real estate?
The Clients, my fellow agents, the staff as well as working with the other valley real estate agents. It's a great job and I enjoy every day. I am still learning new things every day.

What is one thing you literally could not do your job without?
Our support staff.

What is the best advice you've ever been given?
Treat people the way you'd like to be treated.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to a new real estate agent?
Run away!!! (Laugh) It's a great business. I would encourage them to have 6 months of savings to live on and be patient. Be diligent with follow-up and eventually you'll build a great business. It takes time. Also become a compulsive saver. Bill Crowley taught me that avoiding the emotional highs and low helps keep your sanity. Have an even keel.

What was one of your most defining moments?
That's an easy one, parenthood. I can't think of anything that gives more meaning to me than being a parent.

Who in the industry has made the most impact on your professional journey?
It's got to be Dick Badger. I've learned a lot from him over the years. I like the way he conducts himself, treats everyone with kindness and doesn't micro manage so people can do their jobs. He supports people without being overbearing. I really appreciate his approach and sense of humor.

At Home with Nubi

What neighborhood do you live in?
West Brownfield, Maine

What do you love most about your neighborhood?
It's a quiet residential area with hiking trails right out the door and a stream on the property. I have a nice garden and plenty of room for the chickens. (laugh)

What is your favorite local restaurant?
I hardly ever go out to eat but I do like The Oxford House.

Describe your own first home.
It was a fixer upper in Eaton. If it had been in good shape, we wouldn't have been able to afford it. We lived on the screen porch while we worked on the inside. We called it the Wee House. It was SMALL.

What is the first big-ticket item you bought when you moved into your first home?
A couch.

At Play with Nubi

You have a full day free in your town with no obligations and cost is no object. What do you do?
Go downhill skiing in the winter and water skiing in the summer. The next best thing to flying!

How do you start each day?
Core strength exercises followed by any PT exercises to work thru my current injuries are at the moment. Tea or coffee then take care of the chickens, dubbing around with chores then off to work. In the summer, I love to get in some waterskiing.

What do you read every single day?
Conway Daily Sun

What is your proudest achievement to date? Personal or professional.
Being a Parent. I'm happy to see that Tyler has had a successful career as a pro freestyle skier and coach, and now has a good job with Jackson Ski Touring.

If you won the lottery what kind of property would you buy?
I'd love to have a big New England farm with fields, a river and wooded mountainous terrain.

What are 4 words clients would use to describe you?
Personable • Thorough • Conscientious • Kind

Words your family would use to describe you?
Pain in the Butt • Hopefully a good dad • Hard worker that does whatever needs to be done when it needs to be done.

What did you eat for breakfast today?
A toast everything bagel with butter, cheddar and bacon.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Very interesting… the ability to see the future.

If you could become the number one expert in one niche field, what would it be?
I've always been intrigued with efficiency. I like to think of the best ways to do something that are the simplest and most cost effective by using existing resources that are available and using them as efficiently as possible whether its drainage, building a house, moving firewood, or a real estate transaction. An Efficiency Expert with a sense of humor.

 

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Contact Nubian Duncan for your real estate needs at:

Nubi@BadgerRealty.com •  Cell. (603662-5505  • Office (603)356-5757 x308

 

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Interviewed By:

Debbie Anderson
Marketing Director

 

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