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Dick Palmer

Dick Palmer

Dick Palmer has over forty five years of experience in the real estate brokerage business with emphasis on commercial and hospitality properties. In addition, he also has personal experience in the restaurant, bar and banquet business.

Familiarity with Vermont properties which are very successful as well as those which have experienced some difficulty, gives him the perspective to be able to maximize profit centers as well as pinpoint trouble spots. Through his knowledge and experience, he can provide clients with the information and guidance necessary for success.

Dick's vision of providing service above and beyond the ordinary to both buyers and sellers is the framework upon which our company rests.

His past experience includes serving as:

  • President of the New Jersey Association of Realtors (1980)
  • President of the National Realtors Land Institute (1984)
  • Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors for NY, NJ and PA (1987).

He has also been awarded the following designations:
  • G.R.I. - Graduate Realtor Institute (1971)
  • C.R.B. - Certified Residential Management Broker (1971)
  • A.L.C. - Accredited Land Consultant (1983)
  • C.I.P.S. - Certified International Property Specialist (1988)
  • Licensed Vermont real estate broker. (present)

A member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food for the past 20 years. Dick has served in many capacities and is currently Treasurer.

For many years Dick served as a member of the Vermont Lodging and Restaurant Association, VLRA, It was absorbed into a committee know as the Vermont Hospitality Council of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce which is now known as the Vermont Tourism Committee of which he is still a member.

Dick has served several years as a member of the Board of Directors of CIBOR, Commercial and Investment Board of Realtors. Vice President in 2011 and President in 2012.


Diane PalmerDiane Palmer

(yes, Dick's wife) is a General Certified Real Estate Appraiser licensed in Vermont who has attained the MAI designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute. She has broad experience in the appraisal of hospitality properties throughout the state, from large hotels to restaurants to smaller B&B's. She is also a licensed Vermont Real Estate Broker. Although licensed, Diane does not engage in real estate sales.

She is responsible for computer systems, developing property brochures and does most of the financial analysis associated with the properties the company has listed.

Diane is engaged in her own business, J. Diane Palmer, MAI, Review Appraiser. She works for various lending institutions as a review appraiser to insure that their commercial appraisals comply with professional standards and banking regulations.

She is most likely to answer the telephone when you call and can usually find Dick when he is out of the office. She has a BA from Wheaton College with a major in English.


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