• Sun. Apr 11th, 2021

Vermont real estate is in even higher demand than usual

Good luck trying to buy a house in Vermont right now. And that includes even the luxury market of million-dollar homes, which usually has more than enough supply.

“We have no listings and plenty of buyers,” Meg Handler, an agent with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty said. “There’s nothing to show them. It’s slim pickings and they go instantly, even when they’re not that great. In another market they wouldn’t have disappeared in an instant.”

Handler said the situation is unlike anything she’s seen since 2006, when she started selling real estate in Vermont.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Vermont look very good to people living in densely populated parts of the country. People with money.

“The luxury market, we used to see that market sitting. It’s not sitting anymore,” Edie Brodsky, also an agent with Coldwell Banker said. “I haven’t listed anything since last year without multiple offers.”