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Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson

Maple Leaf Realty
Business Broker
Bennington County, VT

About Me

I am a native Vermonter, and grew up in Newbury, Vermont. After living in Boston, Massachusetts and Baltimore, Maryland I have returned home to Vermont to be closer to family and to get away from city life. With a well-rounded background in Finance, Computer Science and Retail Store Operations, I have worked with some of the largest mutual fund companies in the country both as an employee and as a Management Consultant, specializing in Project Management and Process Improvement. Through my career I have created, operated and sold multiple companies, including an online CD, DVD and VHS store, fireplace tool and accessory store, and most recently an old-fashioned ice cream parlor located in Baltimore. By going into real estate, I have followed in my Father’s footsteps. He ran his own firm for many years and I spent many days after school in the office asking too many questions and learning the basics of the real estate business. While he’s retired, he still holds a Vermont Broker’s license. My Sister is a Sales Associate, working in Bradford, Vermont, near where we both grew up. For the last seven years I have been an active real estate investor in both residential and commercial properties. By seeing many transactions from the consumer side, I can use my accumulated knowledge to assist Buyers and Sellers. Assisting First Time Home Buyers and those relocating to Vermont are two areas that I enjoy most. Relocation is a very stressful process, and having been through the process of corporate and personal relocation multiple times, I am able to directly relate to those looking to relocate to Vermont. First Time Home Buyers require an extra level of assistance, guiding them through the process and providing education on the steps involved and how to successfully purchase their first home. In February, 2013 I was approved by the Vermont Real Estate Commission to teach Salesperson Pre-Licensing to those interested in obtaining their real estate license. I am now developing additional classes for approval, such as Accredited Buyer Representation, e-Pro Certification, Fair Housing - What Every Practitioner Needs to Know, Realtor Orientation and Code of Ethics for New Realtor Members. When not working, I enjoy working on improving my own home and occasionally driving aimlessly in the Vermont countryside, hoping to find an Antique store or Junk shop off the beaten path. I also volunteer my time on the following: Board of Directors (President) of the Southwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® Board of Directors (President) of the Career Development Center (CDC) Building Trades Department, which oversees the building and sale of houses built by the students of the CDC In November 2006, I was the delegate to the National Association of REALTORS® which met in New Orleans, Louisiana, representing the Southwestern Vermont Board of Realtors® members Moderator for an online real estate discussion group for Agents and Brokers In February 2007, I completed the required course of study for the New York State real estate salesperson exam, and was licensed as a New York State Salesperson. In 2013, I embarked on a new facet of the real estate business by getting approved by the Vermont Real Estate Commission to teach the Salesperson Pre-Licensing course to those interested in obtaining their real estate license. I currently am certified to teach the following courses: e-PRO Designation ABR Designation REO Properties: Responsibilities, Education and Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals Fair Housing: What every Real Estate Practitioner Should Know Code of Ethics for new Realtor Members Code of Ethics, National Association of Realtors Quadrennial Requirement 2013-2017 Resort and Second Home Market Short Sales and Foreclosures RPR™: Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers Generation Buy Marketing Reboot

Interest/Speciality

Bars/Taverns, Convenience Stores, Florists, Gasoline Service Stations, General Merchandise Stores, Liquor Stores, Other Eating & Drinking Places, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Computer & Software Services, Drycleaning/Laundry Services, Hotels & Other Lodging Places, Landscaping & Yard Services, Membership Organizations, Other Personal Services, Travel Agencies, Business Services (B2B), Consumer Services (B2C), Domain Name/Basic Site, General Internet, Software, Web Design/Tech Services, Electronic & Electrical Equip., Food and Kindred Products

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