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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 ( 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 



jude ruhmThis week we thought we'd ask a few probing questions of a staff member. This one is with Jude Ruhm, who works out of our Holderness office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

  I am currently reading? S.H.E.D. Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Julie Morgenstern and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon What is your favorite restaurant in the area? Six Burner Bistro in Plymouth and Thai House in Tilton Favorite board game? Scrabble The person that influenced you the most? My mom and my first employer, Bill Isaly, who had faith in me and hired me as soon as I could get a work permit! Your favorite song? Mood and day dependent … I like a variety of genres and songs … but my favorite artist of all time would be Van Morrison. What is your favorite thing to cook? Love trying new recipes … especially ethnic foods Favorite family tradition? Christmas Eve dinner with my Italian family. We would have wedding soup, and the seven fishes which included anchovies in the salad, fried smelts, squid pasta sauce and baccala. I love big family get-togethers. What is your favorite winter activity? Snowshoeing and cross country skiing … and of course competing for first place with my PSR ski team! What do you like to do in your spare time? Wow! What counts as spare time? I do enjoy doing a variety of activities outside of my job and sleeping … taking care of my chickens and garden on my one acre farm are the first to come to mind. Splitting wood, kayaking, biking, running, spending time with Emily, my Circle Girl and friend … so much to enjoy from this buffet of life! What is your pet peeve? When someone snaps their chewing gum or chews gum with their mouth open!! Do you have pets at home? What are they? What are their names? Well, I had 2 cats. Chicco, my rescue cat from Spain, ran off and became 'the hunted' last summer and Jake, my Swiss Maine Coone who died on July 1, 2015 at the ripe old age of 14. Do you like coffee or tea? I LOVE espresso … coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains?  I like to go to the Ocean for scuba diving, running along the beach and searching for sea glass. I like the mountains for hiking and skiing. What is your ski mountain of choice? Cannon for close to home. Chamonix for most challenging and longest runs. For a more serious bio on Jude, click here!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] Holderness NH Real Estate for Sale[/caption] If you're looking at Holderness homes for sale, we would be happy to welcome you to this small but vibrant community. Two hours from Boston, Holderness is a place for both relaxation and activity. Holderness is located on beautiful Squam Lake, where the Academy Award-winning "On Golden Pond" was filmed, and which offers some of the best that nature has to offer, from hiking, kayaking and swimming in summer to snowshoeing in the winter. The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers back-to-nature experiences for the whole family, including river otter feeding three days a week and a loon cruise Mondays and Fridays. Get your "On Golden Pond" experience at the Golden Pond Country Store, which offers home-cooked meals as well as snacks and pizzas; the store also sells fresh produce from Moulton Farms. Other popular restaurants include the Squam Lake Kitchen and Bar, Walters Basin Restaurant, the Van Horn Dining Room and Annie's Overflow Restaurant. The Holderness Historical Society has a driving tour featuring many points of interest, including the Glidden Toy Museum. If you're up for a rugged hike, check out Livermore Falls, which is not accessible by car. Your Holderness Realtor can guide you to Holderness homes for sale near wonderful and frequent activities the area has to offer. The Holderness Department of Recreation has something to do virtually every day, all summer long, from a sand castle contest to water activities to a magic workshop.

To find out more about Holderness real estate and what the community has to offer, please feel free to contact us today.