- Preparing a meal for friends using goodies from farmer’s market.
- Watching films.
- Going to theater and dance performances.
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I would love to live in Italy part of the year.
Buying and selling homes goes beyond the nuts and bolts of the job. It’s about people’s happiness, their life changes—their dreams. Ultimately, my love of people fuels my work. I strive for respectful, candid communication, and I’m a balanced, straightforward negotiator. The Lance Vermeulen Real Estate team and I provide a font of knowledge, referrals, and community resources to bring any transaction to fruition.
WORKING WITH BUYERS
Buyer clients often tell me how good I am at tuning in to them—that I “get” who they are and what they’re looking for. I relish the challenge of finding the property that best fits my clients’ needs and desires. I put my heart and soul in to it, and I know my territory very well.
WORKING WITH SELLERS
My design background helps me advise sellers on how to present their homes in the best light. I create well-written, beautiful, effective marketing materials. In this regard, I couldn’t be luckier to be an agent at Lance Vermeulen Real Estate. We have an unrivaled reputation, a great team, and the resources to do an extraordinarily fine job. That includes an attractive website, and, most importantly, state-of-the-art web positioning.
I grew up in Manhattan (NYC) and Pompano Beach, FL., lived in Northern California for 14 years, and Boston for eight. I’ve been living in the Berkshires since 2006, and I couldn’t be happier.
I went to McGill University and studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design before moving to the West Coast to save the world. (I’m still working on that.) I cooked for workshops, retreats, weddings and Wine Country events for many years. I also worked in the Healing Arts for many years as a massage therapist and Watsu® (aquatic bodywork) practitioner.
I became a REALTOR® in 2005, and have been working with Lance Vermeulen Real Estate in Great Barrington since 2007. I serve on the Real Estate Committee at Construct, Inc., a wonderful organization that provides comprehensive housing, support and educational services to people who need affordable housing in the Southern Berkshires.
I love my community and I am passionate about sharing the beautiful Berkshires with others.
When I sold my house with Barney, he was forthright and honest and never lost sight of the task at hand. Miraculously there was a buyer within a few months. Through punishing negotiations, Barney never lost his sense of humor nor his persistence to get the deal done. He was always available to discuss strategy, was well connected to local resources to help me finalize the deal. It was a pleasure to do business with him.
I didn’t feel like a client with Barney, I felt like a friend he was helping out. It really felt like he cared that we ended up in the perfect place. I highly recommend Barney’s services, full stop.
-Oliver and Crystal