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One Commercial Real Estate Merges With Brick & Barn Real Estate Group

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group Creates New Commercial Division As Part Of Ongoing Expansion Into Residential And Commercial Real Estate Markets

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Portsmouth, NH - February 5, 2018 - Brick & Barn Real Estate Group recently announced that One Commercial Real Estate will become its commercial division, combining the companies operations. The merger is part of the company’s ongoing expansion in the residential and commercial real estate markets throughout the Seacoast and the Upper Valley region. Headquartered in Quechee, Vermont, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group has been helping people navigate the home buying and selling process for decades. Brick & Barn Real Estate Group Merger With One Commercial Real Estate

With the addition of One Commercial Real Estate and its founder, Bob Marchewka, 2017’s New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NHCIBOR) Realtor of the Year, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group will now bring their trademark concierge real estate services to both residential and commercial buyers, sellers and leaseholders throughout the New Hampshire Seacoast.

“We are thrilled to have Bob Marchewka joining us and heading up our expansion into the commercial market,” Brick & Barn Real Estate Group owner, Scott Rome said. “Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, management, development and consulting, all of which are a significant asset to us as we continue to expand throughout the Seacoast.”

In addition to being named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NHCIBOR), Marchewka is Chairman of the city of Portsmouth’s Economic Development Commission. He also serves on the National Association of Realtors State and Local Issues Mobilization Committee.

One Commercial Real Estate: Division of Brick & Barn Real Estate GroupSince 2010, One Commercial Real Estate has been providing commercial real estate brokerage and consulting services throughout the Seacoast, as well as in Dover and Durham, NH.

“Joining forces with a dynamic, rapidly- growing company, like Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, that boasts a strong team, plus a presence in Vermont, New Hampshire and Southern Maine, allows us to expand our reach, momentum and further accelerate developing our commercial opportunities,” Marchewka said of his decision to join Brick & Barn Real Estate Group.

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group currently has 20 agents and brokers across its Quechee, Vermont, Portsmouth, NH, and York, Maine offices. To support the growth and the addition of One Commercial, the firm will be opening a fourth office at Pointe Place in Dover, NH, in May of 2018. Pointe Place is a new community in Dover that includes 200 luxury rental apartments and 40,000 square feet of commercial space. In addition to having an office in the development, One Commercial is also overseeing the lease agreements for the commercial space.

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About Brick & Barn Real Estate Group
Brick & Barn Real Estate Group provides a concierge approach to buying and selling properties. With a highly personal experience, the latest in technology strategy and tools, and supported by a team of experienced real estate professionals, buyers and sellers are offered strategies that ensure the most optimal outcome. With the company’s 2017 expansion, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group currently offers both residential and commercial real estate brokerage services throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Southern Maine. For additional information, please visit, BrickandBarnGroup.com

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Jocelyn Chavez jocelyn@brickandbarngroup.com 603-502-5174

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5 Reasons To Live On The Seacoast

History. Innovation. Activity. There is no conversation about the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine that won’t be comprised of one of these things. 

Anywhere you turn, it is clear to see the rich nautical history of this area’s yesteryear. Historic homes, quaint brick, and architecture leave visitors and residents alike feeling like they are walking the streets of a time past. 

Don’t let the historic facade fool you, however. The Seacoast is home to vibrant businesses, restaurants, and opportunities that keep its nearly 20,000 year-round residents busy. 

Why the Seacoast?

Aside from the picturesque downtown of Portsmouth and the rocky coastline of Maine and New Hampshire, why would you want to live on the Seacoast?

The Food

The Seacoast boasts hundreds of restaurants, over 100 of them are located right in Portsmouth. Some of these notable locations have appeared on famous shows like Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The Seacoast truly is a foodie paradise.

Not only is the cuisine fantastic but the Seacoast, home to organic farming pioneer the University of New Hampshire, is the champion for Ecogastronomy

What is Ecogastronomy? Ecogastronomy integrates sustainable agriculture, hospitality management and nutrition. Whether it is composting waste from restaurants and businesses in Portsmouth, buying your meat from the sustainable butcher in Kittery or sitting down to enjoy the freshest foods from sea and land a restaurant can offer - the Seacoast area is committed to farm-to-table initiatives.

The Breweries

As much as the Seacoast loves its food, it also loves its beer. If you are a true beer enthusiast, you will find nirvana in the Seacoast.

Within 10 miles short miles, beer lovers flock to seven fantastic micro and nano-breweries including Smuttynose, Throwback, Redhook, and Tributary Brewing, to name a few.

Love beer but want to enjoy all the local breweries have to offer from the comfort of one stool? Stop into The Black Birch in Kittery. Born from a passion for wine, beer, and cocktails, visitors to The Black Birch are never disappointed.

The Schools

For anyone with a family, or considering starting a family, the choice of school is paramount when buying a home.  When you choose to move to the Seacoast, you are surrounded by the best schools around - regardless of which side of the state line you choose.

Portsmouth, Rye, Durham, Hampton Falls and Stratham all have schools in the list of Top 10 schools in the state. Most of these communities also round out the Top 10 places to raise a family in New Hampshire as well.

Not to be outdone, York Schools appear in the list of Top 10 in the State of Maine and Marshwood consisting of Eliot and South Berwick are in the Top 20.

The Year Round Events

Living in what some jokingly refer to as “the arctic tundra” isn’t as dull or cold as you might think. While the vibrant summer events are hallmarks of the area, the Seacoast doesn’t hibernate all winter either.

Winter may be cold, but it does little to squelch the enthusiasm of residents. Whether celebrating the Fire and Ice Festival or skating at Strawberry Banke Museum, winter is a lively season in the Seacoast. In a bad storm, locals are known to strap on skis and snowshoes to go out because they know their efforts will be rewarded with beer deals at many bars in town.

Summer brings all the road races and outdoor events you can dream of. The Seacoast Road Race Series promotes fun and fitness with race proceeds to benefit local non-profits.

From movies in the park to music and outdoor theatre entertainment attracting some of the biggest names in music - there is a little something for the whole family during the Prescott Park Arts Festival season.

The Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne State Park is fun for the whole family with eco-adventures and the Sea Concert Series.

Whether you are looking to relax on one of the beautiful beaches in York and Hampton or attend nightly events along the water under the stars - look no further than the Seacoast.

The Proximity

If there wasn’t enough to do with food and seasonal events in the Seacoast, one of the advantages of the area is how close it puts you to anything you could want. Living here you are an hour from Boston and everything it has to offer - yet it still has that small town feel.

Two hours north you have incredible hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Rumney Rocks - named one of the best sport climbing spots on the East Coast is also within that two-hour radius.

Climbing or hiking not your thing? Stay a little closer to home, and enjoy a 15 min drive to surfing beaches, kayaking within Portsmouth city limits or ride your bike around the six-mile loop leading from downtown Portsmouth into Newcastle.

Come Live On The Seacoast

Whether you are buying or selling a home, a professional from Brick & Barn Real Estate Group will be your partner in the process.  We provide a concierge approach to helping you navigate through the experience; end-to-end... With a highly personal and consultative team of real estate professionals, buyers and sellers are involved and informed at every step in the strategy to ensure the most optimal outcome.

Leveraging the latest in digital marketing strategies, 3D photography, and our team of over 20 real estate professionals, we make what can sometimes be a stressful experience a smooth and enjoyable one.  

We are experts in our communities, passionate about New England, and are excited to help sell or find your New England dream home.

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4 Steps To Purchase Your Dream Home

If you are in the market for a new house and want to make the process as simple as possible, you are likely wondering what steps will allow you to reach your goal. Before you get started, keeping a few tips near the front of your mind will reduce the stress and help you buy the home of your dreams in no time:

  • Know Your Budget
  • Get Prequalified
  • Do Research
  • Get a Real Estate Agent

Know Your Budget

Understanding your budget and how much you can comfortably spend is a great step in the right direction if your mission is to purchase a home. In some cases, you will need to have 20 percent of the cost to make the down payment, and the house you buy should not cost more than three times your annual income. You will also want to think about your other bills and financial obligations before you will know how much you should spend when you move forward. Following this advice will help you get a house without putting yourself into a difficult financial situation.

Get Prequalified

Once you know your budget and are ready to take the next step in the process, you will be ready to get prequalified. Getting a lender to offer a prequalification letter is not difficult or time-consuming, and most financial institutions will allow you to do so over the phone. If you want to get a prequalification letter that matches what you can expect to borrow, being honest during the interview is vital. The loan officer will ask about your income, bills and assets to paint a clear picture, and you will have your answer without delay. 

Do Research

If you want to get a house that matches your needs but would like to avoid overpaying, research is essential. The internet, real estate magazines and friends are great resources when you are trying to learn as much as you can about the real estate market, letting you see the top homes for sale in your area. Conducting research will also help you avoid getting ripped off because you will know what homes are worth in the area to which you want to move. You can take this tip a step further by looking into the crime rate of the area and other factors that should play a role in your decision. 

Get a Real Estate Agent

If you would like to enhance your odds of success so that you can enjoy the best possible results be sure to contact a Realtor. A Realtor is your best advocate and will match you with homes that fall within your budget. Enlisting the help of a talented real estate agent will prevent you from running into unneeded problems along the way, putting your worries to rest. 

The Brick & Barn Real Estate Group

When you are looking for homes for sale and want to get the most from your time and money, a professional from Brick & Barn Real Estate Group will be your partner in the process.  We provide a concierge approach to buying and selling homes. With a highly personal experience supported by a team of real estate professionals, buyers and sellers are involved and informed at every step in the strategy to ensure the most optimal outcome.

Leveraging the latest in digital marketing strategies, 3D photography, and our team of over 20 real estate professionals, we make what can sometimes be a stressful experience a smooth and enjoyable one.  

We are experts in our communities, passionate about New England, and are excited to help sell or find your New England dream home. 

 

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Brick & Barn Real Estate Group Expands to Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth’s newest Real Estate Company, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, brings a concierge approach to residential and commercial real estate as well as design and project management.

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, Portsmouth’s newest real estate company, recently opened its doors at 51 Islington Street. While the company is new to the Seacoast area, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group is a long-established Vermont-based company that has been providing home buyers and sellers with expert services for nearly 50 years.

Since its establishment in 1968, in Quechee, VT, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, has been helping people navigate the home buying and selling process in the New Hampshire and Vermont Upper Valley Area. With the recent expansion to Portsmouth, the company will now bring their trademark concierge real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout the New Hampshire Seacoast and Southern Maine.                                                          Brick & Barn's New Office

"Expanding to the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine was a natural progression for us,” explained longtime Portsmouth resident and Brick & Barn Real Estate Group owner, Scott Rome, who bought the business with his partner Herb Hart earlier this year. “This area is vibrant and abounds with charm,” he added.  “We expanded here to bring our unique approach, fresh perspective, cutting-edge technology, and high-touch customer service to representing buyers and sellers in the Seacoast market.”

In addition to guiding home buyers and sellers through what is oftentimes their most significant financial investment, Brick & Barn Real Estate Group also provides commercial real estate brokerage services and boasts an in-house, full- service design and project management division.

Through a strategic partnership with The Look Interiors, the company manages residential and commercial design projects from conception to completion, including architectural design, landscape design, sub-contracting, project management, purchasing, decor, and installation. Previous nationwide projects include The National Hotel in Miami, The House of Blues in Chicago and Atlanta, The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA and The Rose in Pasadena, CA.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing our passion for real estate and design to the Seacoast,” Rome said.

For more information or to talk to an agent, please contact our Portsmouth office at  603-319-4660!

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    Brick & Barn Real Estate Group Now Offering 3D and Virtual Reality Walkthrough of Home Listings

    When was the last time you looked at a real estate site searching for your own property or just browsing to see what was for sale in your neighborhood or town?  Ever have difficulty understanding the layout of the house or wondered if the pictures truly represent what the property looks like in person?  How about going to look at a house and finding out the pictures were taken with a wide-angle lens and the house is much smaller than you thought? 

    These are all common challenges in the house hunting game.  But it doesn’t have to be anymore! 

    Brick & Barn Real Estate Group has started using a Matterport 3D camera to scan our listings in a dimensionally accurate 3D model – exactly how the human eye would view it.  From your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, you can self-guide yourself through the entire house, at your own pace, viewing each room at any angle, as if you are walking through it in real time. 

    Taking it a step further, Brick & Barn is also using virtual reality headset to allow buyers to have a completely immersive 360-degree walkthrough of our listings. 

    Check out a 3D experience of Brick & Barn’s corporate headquarters in Quechee, Vermont. 

    2D photographs, videos, and drone footage all have its important place in marketing real estate.  But using Matterport’s technology and placing people directly in homes is the future for buying and selling real estate.

    Contact Brick & Barn Real Estate Group to learn more about Matterport 3D and how we can help you market your properties to get the best exposure and experience for your property.  VT: 802 295 7525  NH: 603 560 3411

     

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      Fall is for Apple Picking

      Children Picking Apples in AutumnNow that Fall is upon us it’s time to pull out the comfy sweaters and start watching Hocus Pocus on repeat until Thanksgiving -- or if you prefer spending time outside in the crisp fall air, grab the family and to one of our favorite pick your own apple orchards in the Upper Valley.

      Poverty Lane Orchards
      98 Poverty Lane
      Lebanon, NH

      Recently picked as “One of New England’s Best Apple Orchards” by Yankee Magazine, Poverty Lane Orchards is among our favorite orchards. From September 2 - October 29 from 9 am to 5 pm during the week and 10 am to 5 pm on the weekends, the public is invited to pick their own apples. Poverty Lane Orchards grow over 20 varieties of apples, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect apple, whether you are eating it straight from the tree, baking them in a pie, or fermenting them for apple cider.

      Wellwood Orchards
      529 Wellwood Orchards Road
      Springfield, VT

      Alright, so Wellwood Orchards technically isn’t in the Upper Valley but it’s definitely worth checking out. Wellwood Orchards is open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm. Wellwood’s has a variety of fruit to pick throughout the year (like peaches, strawberries, and plums) but their Autumn Harvest consists of an array of apples, pears, and pumpkins! Apples are $4.50 per half a peck and pears are only $1.00 per pound! Wellwood Orchards also offers a ton of family-friendly activities to enjoy on the farm like free wagon rides every weekend through Columbus Day. They also have a petting zoo on site that’s open until 6 pm daily.

      So what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite sweater, grab the family, and get picking!

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