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January
11

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 www.badgerpeabodysmith.com. 

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February
23

Luxury Portfolio International recently released their newest study, "State of Luxury Real Estate", focused on consumers in the top 1%-5% income bracket of 17 countries, representing more than 30 million households. It was conducted by the Affluent Consumer Research Company, a full-service market research and voice-of-the-customer organization, specializing in high-income and high-asset consumers around the world.

Peabody & Smith Realty, as members of Luxury Portfolio, are proud to help share this study with you now - click here for your copy to read online or download and print.
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ere are some key findings as reported by the study and Luxury Portfolio International:

  • More than 15.5 Million Affluent Households across the Globe are in the Market for Residential Real Estate over Next 3 Years, According to a Study by Luxury Portfolio International.
  • Conversely, the report also revealed that demand for purchasing residential real estate by this sector far exceeds the number of sellers, with slightly more than 10 million looking to list their home for sale.  

The more than five-million-home gap between those interested in purchasing and those interested in selling creates a seller's market within the overall high-end residential real estate market.  The implication of this lopsided market is near-term price increases and greater demand for new development. 

 Other highlights from State of Luxury Real Estate include: 

  • While real estate prices vary dramatically from country to country, a viable luxury threshold is homes in excess of US $1 million.  Of the 15.5 million consumers who indicated interest in purchasing residential real estate, 66% of that segment (10.3 million consumers) noted a desire to purchase a residence valued at US $1 million or more over the next three years. 
  • Real estate is the leading investment category of the day, with luxury buyer sentiment a strong 'buy,' and a low inclination to 'sell.' 
  • One-quarter of global luxury buyers have an investment or rental property in mind for their next purchase. 
  • The pandemic has impacted homes at all price levels, including the luxury sector, with trends borne from quarantining including adjusting to all members of the household working from home; a heightened need for self-reliance at home; and recognition that spontaneity brings a welcomed break.  For the most part, all three circumstances can be addressed within a luxury home setting.
  • Luxury buyers are planning for extended shelter-in-place scenarios for themselves, family and guestsExpectations are high that over the coming year, more time will be spent at home, with about half of luxury buyers seeking a residence with accommodations for long-term guests. Whatever their individual reason, the result is preparation for non-household members to shelter with them. 

    The luxury customer is more interested in high-quality offerings and customer service than low price. The ultra-luxury segment values brands that feature corporate citizenship, reputation and loyalty. 

    • While real estate as an industry has had significant technological disruptors such as online agencies over the past few years, luxury buyers overwhelmingly prefer to work with a traditional brokerage firm70% of luxury buyers noted as much, with 19% noting they would work with an online agency. 
    • Luxury buyers are bullish on the residential real estate market. 45% of those surveyed believe that it is getting stronger (more buyers) -- compared to 31% who believe that it is softer (these results are impacted by in-market, in-country specifics). 
    • 60% of affluent consumers expect an increase in their current home's value, primarily in the 1% to 10% range.   
    • 50% of luxury buyers believe that now is a good time to buy real estate, being the number one result in the survey -- beating out stocks, private equity and gold, among others.  
    • More than one-half of ultra-luxury buyers (52%) perceive their current home value to have risen by more than 10%, perhaps incenting them to trade up or add to their portfolio.
    • As to an outlook for 2021, barring unforeseen economic or geopolitical issues, a record number of affluent households will be in market to acquire, especially within the luxury segment.


      To learn more about the Luxury Real Estate market in your area, feel free to call one of our Peabody & Smith Realty agents today - proud members of Luxury Portfolio International.
    March
    24

    20160322_101049Looking at my desk I have a number of things there that are dear to my heart. From my owl coffee cup given to me by my favorite Aunt, a bamboo plant that was a gift from a co-worker for passing my real estate test, to pictures of my family. But my favorite thing on my desk is not a thing but a who. Meet Evan. Every day I get to bring this awesome little guy to work with me. He is the newest addition to the Peabody & Smith family and a hit with all the ladies. Joy & I even joke about how long I will be in the office by the number of diapers we have in the bag. For example: five- I'm here for while or 2- I'm only staying for an hour. Whether we are walking land, working on the computer posting our latest listings or out on showings, you will see my little sidekick with me. It's a blessing having the opportunity to keep him by my side. Being a professional and having a newborn isn't always an easy thing to do. Luckily, I work for an amazing company who understands the importance of family and encourages us to bring our kids to work - whether they have four legs or two. So when you come into the Littleton office don't be surprised if you hear a gentle lullaby playing in the background, it's just Evan in his swing, fast asleep. To learn more about Tiffany, click here! tiffany howard
    July
    8

    tom carstensWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Tom Carstens, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      I am currently reading? MLB web site. What is your favorite restaurant in the area? The 99 Restaurant. Favorite board game? You are kidding right? The person that influenced you the most? My parents. Your favorite song? Anything by the Eagles. What are you most proud of? My family. Wife, three children and two grandchildren. What is your favorite thing to cook? Fish – walleye pike. What is your favorite winter activity? Blowing snow out of my driveway. What do you like to do in your spare time? Watch my granddaughter play soccer, basketball and tennis at Profile High School. What is your pet peeve? Robins making a mess on the deck and porch trying to build a nest. Use a tree! Do you like coffee or tea? One cup of coffee a day. Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains? There are sharks in the ocean. So I guess the mountains. What is your ski mountain of choice? Who wants to buy my skis? For a more serious bio on Tom, click here!
    June
    10

    nikki barrettWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Nikki Barrett, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      I am currently reading? Gone Girl … need to read the book before you watch the movie! What is your favorite restaurant in the area? There are too many to pick just one … Bailiwick's in Littleton (Filets are fantastic and you have to try the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (hold the egg!) and the fried pickles and Rosa Flamingo's in Bethlehem (awesome pizza, calzones and my all-time favorite is the Tortellini Carbonara). Schilling Beer Company has great home brews and you must order the daily hummus special! Looking for a great burger…hit up Topic of the Town and breakfast hits the spot at the Coffee Pot! Go to The Little Grille for the Chicken Brazilian Burger … I wrinkled my nose for over a year, now it's a favorite! (Can you tell I love to eat?!) Favorite board game? I like most games – Monopoly would be a good one for a rainy day and I love Cribbage and another card game my mom taught me called Aggravation. The person that influenced you the most? My mom and my oldest sister Your favorite song? Depends on my mood, but I'm a huge Dave Matthews Band fan What are you most proud of? My unexpected career in real estate! What is your favorite thing to cook? I love to cook! A few of my favorites are corn chowdah and lasagna, but I will try to cook anything at least once! Favorite family tradition? As we've all grown older, we decided to do away with traditional Christmas festivities. No gift exchanges and "Christmas Lists" and no traveling on Christmas morning. Instead, we celebrate by getting together for dinner either out at a restaurant or at one of our homes. We eat, drink and laugh with no stress of finding that perfect gift, rather just enjoying each other. What is your favorite winter activity? Booking a trip to the beach for the spring! What do you like to do in your spare time? As Siri often says, "I'm sorry, I do not understand your request"! What is your pet peeve? I've got a few…pour grammer and speling would be one (F7 on your keyboard, people – use it!) Do you have pets at home? What are they? What are their names? No "pets", just my "son" Luke – he's a 14.5 year old yellow lab who is my right-hand man and sidekick! Real Estate memory? "I could not believe the time that ______________________ happened". – SERIOUSLY?? Just ONE "You'll never believe what happened!" – This is a daily comment which is why I love my job so much! One of my earlier memories was showing a house on 18+ acres in Sugar Hill to 2 couples. As I'm walking through the field heading towards the apple orchard, I stopped and pointed a Momma Bear and her 3 cubs several hundred yards away. The ladies ran as fast as they could back to the house and the rest of us just watched as the mother escorted her little ones into the woods. Do you have a nickname? What is it and how did you get it? Technically, Nikki is a nickname (my birth certificate and all other legal documents say Nicole, but nobody with the exception of 1 cousin calls me that…occasionally my husband will call me Nicole when he needs to get my attention!) My brother calls me runt and always has – I'm the youngest of 4 … it's fitting! Do you like coffee or tea? Coffee … if you haven't been, you've got to go to Maia Papaya in Bethlehem and order up the Milky Way Espresso – YUM! Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains? Born and raised in the mountains, they never cease to amaze me, but I do love the ocean and wish we had one closer! For a more serious bio on Nikki, click here!
    April
    29

    angela spencerWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Angela Spencer, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      I am currently reading? Catherine Coulter – Back Fire What is your favorite restaurant in the area? Schillings – Great beer and wood fired pizza Favorite board game? The game of Things The person that influenced you the most? My Maternal Grandmother – Elizabeth Young Your favorite song? What I'd give – By Sugarland What are you most proud of? My Children. What is your favorite thing to cook? Everything. I love to cook. Especially Dessert Favorite family tradition? At dinner we take turns with Best/Worst. We share the best part of our day and our worst part of the day. Great way to get kids to talk. What is your favorite winter activity? Snow shoeing What do you like to do in your spare time? Golf, fish, boat, swim, explore, travel & eat Do you have pets at home? What are they? What are their names? A rescue dog, Newfoundland/St. Bernard named Lucy, and two cats Gracie and Izzy Do you have a nickname? What is it and how did you get it? Sweet Pea, because I was a bald baby and Popeye was popular. Do you like coffee or tea? Coffee
    For a more serious bio on Angela, click here!
    March
    27

    [caption id="attachment_2873" align="alignright" width="300"]littleton real estate commercial 431 Cottage Street in Littleton, NH[/caption] Littleton, NH is home to locally owned shops, big box retailers and an industrial park, making it a welcoming place for business owners and manufacturers alike. Companies enjoy plenty of business from local residents, as well as those from outside the area, thanks to the towns convenient location off I-93. Business owners who are looking for Littleton NH real estate for commercial use will find several options to choose from. Where to Look Commercial properties can be found in several parts of the area. The town's "Meadow" section is primarily made up of big box stores, which makes it a good spot for smaller stores and businesses who want to be in areas with heavy traffic. The historic downtown area of Littleton is ideal for boutiques, specialty shops and other small businesses. How to Find Professional Assistance Business owners who are shopping around for commercial real estate property in Littleton can increase their chances of finding the right place and getting the right price for it with the help of a real estate agent. When searching for an agent, business owners should find one with experience in selling or leasing commercial property. This helps ensure that they receive the assistance they need when conducting a commercial real estate transaction. A qualified agent can also direct them to properties that suit their company's needs, saving business owners a considerable amount of time and effort. To speak to an agent about available Littleton commercial real estate or for information on homes for sale in Littleton NH, please contact us today.
    March
    26

    joy mooreWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Joy Moore, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      What is your favorite restaurant in the area? Chang Thai in Littleton. Favorite board or card game? Cribbage – I love a good game of cribbage! The person that influenced you the most? When I was getting into real estate, Wayne Golden. What are you most proud of? My 4 children. What is your favorite thing to cook? Big family dinners Favorite family tradition? Family get-togethers anytime, there is always a sport involved! What is your favorite winter activity? Cross country skiing and snow shoeing. What do you like to do in your spare time? Knit, home projects, any outdoor activity. Real Estate memory? "I could not believe the time that I went to a mobile home and it was gone – mobile alright!" Do you like coffee or tea? Coffee Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains? Love both! What is your ski mountain of choice? Cannon Mountain and Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill.

    For a more serious bio on Joy, click here!

    February
    24

    elizabeth delauroWe thought we'd ask a few probing questions each week of our agents. This one is with Elizabeth DeLauro, who works out of our Littleton office. Our roving reporter Elspeth asked the questions:

      I am currently reading? The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer Favorite board game?  Battleship (only kidding) The person that influenced you the most? My grandmother Jane, who showed that a woman could be both strong and feminine. Your favorite song?  Pick any Jazz tune, Sinatra or Bennett.  It would be impossible to choose – What are you most proud of?  My family What is your favorite thing to cook? Anything with Siracha Favorite family tradition?  Fishing What is your favorite winter activity? Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing – it's a toss-up between those two What do you like to do in your spare time? Read What is your pet peeve? Snobby people Do you have pets at home? What are they? What are their names? We have two Havanese named Mario and Molly and a big fat ragdoll cat named D'Artagnon Do you like coffee or tea?  Strong coffee –preferably Sumatra Do you prefer the Ocean or the Mountains?  Love them both….. What is your ski mountain of choice?  Cannon Mountain

    For a more serious bio on Elizabeth, click here!

    September
    24

    Peabody & Smith agent Elizabeth DeLauroThe Littleton office has been busy, and we are thrilled to welcome Sales Associate Elizabeth DeLauro to our team at the Littleton office. Elizabeth and her husband moved to the area a couple of years ago after full careers in New Jersey and New York. Before becoming a full time real estate agent, she worked for a number of large companies and is trained and educated in negotiation, financial services, insurance and human resources. All useful areas for a real estate career! Elizabeth has also received the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. For her, real estate is personal. Elizabeth was telling me the other day at lunch that in her own life she has bought and sold over 15 properties. She went on to explain that she puts those  experiences to work for her clients – whether they are a first time home buyer or a more seasoned real estate investor. We have seen first hand how Elizabeth gives everyone world class service in a relaxed, yet professional manner. Welcome to the team, Elizabeth! We are pleased to have you join us!

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