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Littleton, NH – Maggie Jones of Lancaster, a seasoned real estate agent for over 6 years, has changed brokerages and joined the firm of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty and will be based at the firm's Littleton office.

For Jones, her career in real estate started by chance. Jones said, "I moved to New Hampshire in 2015, began my own photography business, and set out to buy my first house. In the eight months of actively searching for the perfect home, I found I had cultivated a skill for real estate and really enjoyed it."

While based out of the Littleton office, Jones expects to continue to assist sellers and buyers in the greater Lancaster area and beyond. As with most of the agents in the Littleton office, Jones is also licensed in Vermont as well to assist folks on either side of the Connecticut River.

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty's Broker/Owner Andy Smith said, "Many of our agents have worked with Maggie in the past on a number of closings and the comments and feedback about Maggie and her level of professionalism really stood out. We are pleased to welcome Maggie to our team." He added, "Maggie will be working alongside Nikki Barrett in our Littleton office to learn more about our vision, company culture and our philosophy of putting the needs of our customers and clients first. Our philosophy is paramount in all of our transactions and it is something Maggie is completely familiar with as she's been doing that all along during her career."

When not working, Jones enjoys cycling, hiking, gardening and spending time outside with her partner and their dogs. She is also involved in the community serving on an advisory committee for the Northern Forest Center, the Lancaster Master Plan Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Lancaster Planning Board.

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty is the North Country, Mt. Washington Valley, Lakes Region of NH, Western Maine and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ( LeadingRE). 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 


Franconia, NH – Two of the leading real estate firms serving New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, Badger Realty and Peabody & Smith Realty have merged, creating Badger Peabody & Smith Realty.  

Andy Smith, President of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty said, "We've been very deliberate and thoughtful for the last year as we really worked to bring the best of our two brands together. Both brands have always been very similar in that we work as a team, and we meet the needs of our clients first. For us, this was a natural progression and we worked with everyone across both of our teams to best combine our strengths and merge our two brands and rebrand them as one solid firm – Badger Peabody & Smith Realty." 

Smith added, "Both the brand names, Badger Realty and Peabody & Smith Realty, have been synonymous as leaders in our marketplaces – representing property sellers and buyers in Northern, Central, the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire, in addition to servicing the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Western Maine. We knew the time was right to combine these two successful brands into one."  

He added, "Our goal has always been, and will continue to be, the commitment to put the needs of our clients first and foremost while best supporting our agents and staff and our local communities. We have a dedicated team of full-time real estate agents, now over 65 REALTORS®, and have the ability to promote our clients' properties both locally and globally through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio®." 

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty will be led by Andy Smith, while Badger Realty Managing Partner Brenda Leavitt will continue at Badger Peabody & Smith Realty in a senior advisor role through May. Leavitt began her career with Badger Realty over 40 years ago, becoming a partner with founding owner, Dick Badger, to create the leading real estate firm in the greater Mt. Washington Valley and western Maine.  

Leavitt said, "With the changes in the industry, it was important to the Badger family and me to ensure that the company has what's needed to stay at the forefront of the industry. Joining with Peabody & Smith Realty is a win for the staff, the community and the people we serve. The merger will enable us to offer more services and expand into new areas, all while keeping the same shared philosophies and values. And as always, the focus will be on how to better serve consumers." 

In 2021, both firms combined took part in over 1400 transactions throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont with grand total gross sales over $447 million dollars in all property categories. This level of production places Badger Peabody & Smith Realty as one of the largest independently owned real estate firms in New Hampshire. 

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty has resources of over 65 full time agents, 21 staff members and eight offices in Berlin, Bretton Woods, Franconia, Holderness, Jackson, Littleton, North Conway and Plymouth, NH. In addition, they have a dedicated commercial real estate team as well. As part of the merger, Badger Peabody & Smith Realty has launched a new website with many new features. Contact information for all agents and staff can be found on the website. 

Berlin Office
Bretton Woods Office
Franconia Office
Holderness Office
Jackson Office
Littleton Office
North Conway Office
Plymouth Office


Waterville Valley NH, one of my favorite places in the granite state (! As a 12 year old (yes, a long time ago), I remember watching the fireworks on the 4th of July with my best friend Jennifer, at Waterville Valley, the first time this "North of the Notch" girl had traveled to that beautiful part of Central New Hampshire. It was an evening of great friends, super fireworks and the feeling I had entered a resort atmosphere that felt like a great small town I was used to. Well, many of the amenities and the mountain have certainly improved tremendously in the last thirty years, but since my first experience at Waterville Valley, the atmosphere still feels the same. A great resort and town, with all the amenities you need in all four seasons! Waterville Valley Ski area is currently in full swing, starting on High Country and down North Side, the skiers are living the dream on the slopes and enjoying après ski in the valley's dining spots, or in the convenience of their own condo and homes. Our Plymouth office has the pleasure of introducing buyers to the amenities of Waterville Valley, from the Schuss buses that take you to and fro, to the Olympic size indoor and outdoor pools, indoor jogging track and more located at the White Mountain Athletic Club ( Need a place to stay to enjoy the resort lifestyle and perhaps make Waterville Valley your full time home – we can help! We have a great home for sale located at 125 Boulder Path Road, Waterville Valley NH. This home is a great base station for all your activities! With over 3500 feet of living space, this 12 room Cape has easy access to the Waterville Valley Ski area and water frontage on the Mad River! You really get the best of two worlds here – the mountains and the river! This is truly unique in this area!  With an open concept living area with fireplace and plenty of space to entertain, this is a great place for gathering with friends and family in any season! Waterville Valley, a four season destination, that has its own 9 hole golf course. Only 2.5 hours from Boston, right up interstate 93. Come visit the valley today and let us show you this special place to live!

Angela-Knapp-for-webWe are pleased to have this opportunity to finally announce that Angela Knapp has joined our team at Peabody & Smith Realty. For many in the North Country and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Angela is a familiar face, as you may have seen her in your home, or one of your friends home! Angela has spent over a decade entering people's home as a successful Independent Cooking Consultant & Sales Trainer for The Pampered Chef®. Angela is now a Sales Associate here at Peabody & Smith Realty. So far, Angela has been a great asset to our firm. Since obtaining her real estate license in the spring, she spent the summer working diligently with her mentor Joy Moore in our Littleton office. We know that with Joy's help, and her abilities, she really understands the local real estate market and all that it takes to get a home sold. Angela is at our Littleton office, located at 11 Riverglen Lane and she will continue to work for the sales company of The Pampered Chef® - so you may see her around at a Pampered Chef party. And I must say, we had a potluck this summer and Angela came with a couple great dishes she made using her Pampered Chef® tools! It was impressive to say the least!   Posted by: Chrissy Smith