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December
2

We've been busy and pleased to announce several staff additions and promotions at Peabody & Smith Realty during recent months! These additions and promotions help us provide even more services throughout the region to our clients and customers.  

For us, as we grow, it is important for us to support our agents, which in turn benefits our clients and customers. These staff appointments allow us to truly offer a dedicated team to our clients and customers and further help our agents with the multi-faceted careers they have. 

The new Executive Assistant at the Littleton office, Megan Landry assists the agents in all transactions from listing to closing and beyond.?She also supports the firm's marketing departments with social media initiatives. Megan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a degree in sociology.  

A licensed real estate Sales Associate, Gaige Pequeno is the Manager of Agent Success. In the newly created position, he assists agents at Peabody & Smith Realty and its partner Badger Realty with technologies that enable them to keep in touch with their clients and customers now and in the future and employ technology to create an even stronger experience for the firm's clients and customers. Gaige works out of all of the firms' offices, from Conway and Berlin to Holderness in the Lakes Region and all points between. 

Gaige is a native of the area and graduated from Lisbon Regional School and attended the University of New Hampshire where he studied Business Administration. 

For over a decade, we've had the pleasure of working alongside April Reinhard. April joined Peabody & Smith Realty more than 13 years ago in the Littleton office where she oversaw everything from project management to assisting clients, customers and agents. Recently, she took on a new role as Executive Assistant to President Andy Smith, working on special projects, office administration and more.  
 
April is a North Country native and is recognized by her colleagues for her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to step in to help get any job done. 
  

Katy Soukup, the Executive Assistant in Franconia helping the residential and commercial agents, will be transitioning to a new position as the licensed commercial Executive Assistant for all of the Badger Realty and Peabody & Smith Realty offices. Based in Franconia, she will be working to market commercial properties and assisting all of the commercial agents in all of the offices across the two firms.  

Katy is a 2005 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Recreation Management. Katy grew up just south of the White Mountains in Campton. She has worked in the hospitality industry around New England, and returned to the North Country in 2013.  

Congratulations Team! 

Megan Landry Gaige Pequeno April Reinhard Katy Soukup

 

November
12

It's a great story, and true and when Jane told us earlier this year, we could picture it!

Jane shared a story that it's never too early to earn your customer service chops. At a very young age, Jane worked in a retail business where one of her jobs at Christmas was to open the toys and play with them in the store, which prompted people to purchase the train set or doll house because she was having so much fun.  

Jane said, "This exposure propelled me into a lifelong career in various customer service-related?positions and eventually into Real Estate," she says. We have had the pleasure of welcoming Jane to Peabody & Smith Realty. Jane is a full-time Sales Associate in our Littleton office. Jane is from Dalton is has done a great job helping people find their place to call home and listing property. 
 
Family changes brought Jane and her husband to the North Country several years ago, and they are now part of a multi-generational household with her daughter and grandsons. Jane is grateful to live in such a wonderful place. She enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, canoeing and all the other outdoor activities that are available to us in this area.

Welcome Jane!

November
11

Peabody & Smith Realty has a wonderful employment opportunity! We are looking for a full-time Executive Assistant in our Franconia office. Seeking a responsible and reliable person who is detailed oriented and organized to support a successful real estate team. Candidate must have prior administrative experience, customer service skills with strength in multi-tasking and working
computer knowledge including Office 365. Prior real estate, legal or marketing experience is a plus! To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to: April Reinhard , aprilr@peabodysmith.com  

November
9

Our Fall 2021 Peabody & Smith Realty Magazine is now out and can also be read and viewed here as well. 

We have some great articles about enterprising women in the our area who are following their passion and working hard, helpful hints to prepare your home for winter and more! 

If you would like us to send you a copy, please let us know! 

October
25

It was a rainy morning here in Northern New Hampshire, but our Franconia office at Peabody & Smith Realty was covered in pink! Pink Flamingos!
 
Our office was the lucky recipient of a getting "Flocked" by the Profile School Class of 2022. 

The class fundraiser is a popular one in the area! These pink beauties showed up sometime in the night, and were discovered when dawn arrived. These will be on our lawn for few days, until they make their way to their next destination - we have paid the Profile Class of 2022, $30 to have them leave a little faster and go to someone else's lawn...where will they turn up next? 

Photo credit to Deb Ugo from our Franconia office. Thank you Deb and thank you to whoever "Flocked" us...they were at Iron Furnace Brewing on Sunday morning, so we have a good indication where they may have been sent from!

If you want to send these along to someone, feel free to get in touch with the senior class. You can also purchase "flocking" insurance, should you want to avoid this! Either way, feel free to contact Jill Brewer at Profile School, jibrew@profile.k12.nh.us 

  

October
11

Our firm, Peabody & Smith Realty, has a wonderful employment opportunity! Due to expansion, we are looking for a full-time Executive Assistant in our Plymouth office. Seeking a responsible and reliable person who is detailed oriented and organized to support a successful real estate team. Candidate must have prior administrative experience, customer service skills with strength in multi-tasking and working computer knowledge including Microsoft Office 365. Prior real estate, legal or marketing experience is a plus! To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to: April Reinhard, aprilr@peabodysmith.comAll inquiries will be confidential. 

August
16

May
21

We are pleased to announce our firm, and our partners at Badger Realty were each recognized with top Member Achievement Awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), our global network of market-leading independent real estate firms. We won during a special awards ceremony held virtually. ?? 

Both of our firms won the Momentum Club award, given in recognition of achieving notable improvement in their broker-to-broker referral production in 2020. Business-to-business referrals are the mechanism real estate agencies and their agents use to assist our clients and customers in any area of the country and throughout the world.?  

Additionally, we won the Award of Excellence for Outgoing Referral Production. This award is presented to the member firm that has introduced the largest number of clients per sales associate to other affiliates within the network within their company-size category.   

As Jessica and I both handle relocation at our firms (along with other duties!) we feel being able to service a client who has been entrusted to us by a real estate agency from another part of the country is, in itself, an award. For us, these company and agent introductions enable our clients and customers to work with other exceptional agencies both locally and globally, and we are happy to set up introductions to help make this happen. If we can ever help you, please feel free to give us a call!

Chrissy Smith from Peabody & Smith Realty Jessica DiPietro from Badger Realty
May
7

In Dick Gould's opinion, the individuals who have purchased lots at Ledgewood in Bethlehem, NH have bought a little piece of heaven. 

We recently interviewed Dick for this video about Ledgewood and for our Peabody & Smith News regarding the sell out of all the lots at Ledgewood Phase II. 

Dick shared how he remembers his daughter's comments as she first viewed the acreage more than a decade ago when she told her dad that, "Living in New Hampshire is like going to church, but living on this piece of property is like having a conversation with God."

"In my heart, I know that there are other places that have a similar effect on people," said Gould, the developer and Ledgewood homeowner, "but I am thankful that our family found ours here and have been able to share that experience with others."

Phase I, which was developed over 10 years ago, sold out over succeeding years, but Phase II of Ledgewood took a dramatically different turn partly in response to the pandemic. First opened in the Fall of 2020, Phase II was sold out in less than 6 months.

Andy Smith, our Broker/Owner said, "Buyers during the pandemic were looking for big views, acreage for privacy and space, and places to build their dream homes and create those gathering places for friends and family."

To listen to Dick share his vision for Ledgewood, click here:

Ledgewood Phase II included 18 parcels ranging in prices from $199,000 to $450,000 and set on over 800 acres in Bethlehem, with stunning views of Mt. Washington, Cannon, Lafayette, Garfield, Twin, and Galehead. The property includes 175 acres of common land, onsite ponds, woodland, walking trails, protected shoreline along the Ammonoosuc River with incredible fly fishing opportunities, and a private fish camp. Moose, deer, bears, turkeys, foxes and numerous songbirds are found throughout the property.

We were so pleased to be a part of Ledgewood, and were pleased to introduce Ledgewood to buyers from all around! 

April
26

For many years, we've sponsored two sections of road in Franconia & Plymouth NH as part of the Secondary Highway, Sponsor a Highway program through the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. We had two crews out last week, in time for Earth Day! Many bags of trash were collected and everyone had a great time! To learn more about the Sponsor a Highway program, click here


Left to Right: Elspeth Richardson and Katy Soukup start collecting!
From our Franconia & Bretton Woods Offices-
Left to Right: Andy Smith, Matthew Penner, Elspeth Richardson, Katy Soukup & Steve Gorman pose for a quick photo
after clean up!
From Our Plymouth and Holderness Offices- 
Left to Right: Front Row: Jude Ruhm and Karen Walsh. Back row: Debbie Engelhardt, Missy Sullivan, Ray Newton, Jackie Elliott & Jerrod Mitchell

Matthew Penner collecting some great finds!
Katy Soukup at the start!

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