Blog :: 06-2018

RE/MAX Four Seasons Welcomes Deke August to Our Team of VT Realtors

David and Julie Citron, co-owners of RE/MAX Four Seasons, are pleased to announce the addition of Deke August to our staff of licensed real estate agents.

In 1968, while an undergraduate at Trinity College (Hartford), Deke August became a Director of Snare Associates/Dorset Village Properties (DVP), his parents' company. He joined the office full time in 1990 following two decades as a corporate marketing executive with Ogilvy & Mather International. In 2001 Deke purchased the business and became principal broker/owner of DVP.

During his 28 years with the office, August specialized in marketing premium residential properties and large tract management throughout the Northshire. He has advised clients and customers on conservation, protection easements, Current Use programs, 1031 exchanges, sensitive sub-division, Charitable Remainder Trusts and other vehicles promoting investment and innovative oversight of area real estate.

Deke was a founding member of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of the Dorset Theatre Festival and as food and feature columnist for Dorset Country Journal. He created marketing programs for area businesses and played “saloon piano” at restaurants, weddings, and events. – a hobby since eclipsed by technology and DJ's.

He lives in East Rupert with his sister, Suzanne, in a 1795 farmhouse that keeps them busy and happy.

“I am delighted to be joining RE/MAX Four Seasons”, August says. “Dave and Julie Citron's leadership and team provide the perfect mix of enlightened national exposure and commitment to the community. I will be able to concentrate on client and customer needs while they manage and grow the business.”    

With the addition of Deke, RE/MAX Four Seasons has grown to seven full time licensed agents with plans to add additional agents in the near future.

Contact RE/MAX Four Seasons for all of your Southern Vermont real estate needs!

4 Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home this Summer

Most people know that spring and summer are the most popular seasons for selling a home. There are more buyers in the market this time of year, which also means there are more sellers and more competition. Here are some summer home staging tips to help you compete with the extra competition, sell your home faster, and for top dollar.Home Sold Sign

Natural Light

People enjoy being outside in the sunshine, especially during the summer months, so be sure to let as much natural light into your home as possible. Clean all of your windows and screens. Trim trees and bushes and remove any obstructions blocking natural light from the windows. Add lamps or install lighting to brighten up any dark corners and rooms throughout your home.

Bright Colors

The cheerful summer season is a great time to add colorful outdoor flowers to enhance your curb appeal and make a great first impression. You can either plant flowers as an addition to your landscaping or buy some potted flowers to set around your front door. Be sure to add some potted flowers and colorful accents inside your home, too. Make sure your grass is green and healthy looking and consider adding an extra splash of vivid color by painting your front door and mailbox.

Outdoor Living

Home Staging ExteriorNow is the time to really show off your outdoor areas like patios, balconies, porches, and decks. Get buyers really excited and let them imagine themselves enjoying spending time outdoors. Stage your outdoor areas with chairs, tables, and seating areas. Add some colorful accents to highlight and intensify the summer spirit.

Indoor Living

Although most people will want to spend lots of time outdoors in the summer, make sure they know they will be able to cool off when they are ready to come inside. Keep the indoor temperatures comfortable and circulate the air. Think about leaving out a pitcher of ice water or iced tea with some colorful paper cups and a sign inviting potential buyers to help themselves.

Thinking about selling your Vermont home this summer? Contact RE/MAX Four Seasons and learn how we can help!