I am pleased to announce that my friend

I am pleased to announce that my friend Joe Milliken will be contributing to my blog weekly about local sports and happenings in Vermont…A bit about Joe; Joe Milliken is a freelance writer, music journalist and local sports writer, living in Bellows Falls, Vt with his wife Kelly, son Nate and daughter Erin. Visit Joe at http://www.jemwriting.com.



Bean Group finishes 2010 with a 21% increase in total sales volume over 2009, surpassing one billion dollars in real estate sales, and sets a new record of visitors on its flagship website, http://www.beangroup.com

Portsmouth, NH January 10, 2010 – Bean Group announced today that it finished 2010 with an impressive growth of 21% over 2009 and after only 7 years in operations surpassed $1,000,000,000 in closed real estate transactions. In addition, Bean Group’s customer-friendly flagship website attracted a record 1,300,000 unique visitors and served up over 46,000,000 pages of content.

“As the fastest growing real estate brokerage of the top 5 in NH I’m pleased to see the continued attraction of home buyers, sellers and progressive agents to our business model,” said Michael Bean, President and CEO of Bean Group. Bean continues “As the other 4 brokerages of the top 5 demonstrated meager or negative year over year growth, Bean Group is well positioned for even greater growth opportunities in 2011 and beyond”.

“A major contributor to our growth continues to be our investment in our Internet presence and technology. With a full time, dedicated web development team focused on continual innovation, we are well poised to capture a majority of the 90% of home shoppers searching for a home in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts that start their home search on the internet”, said Paul Ringuette, Vice President of Sales and Marketing”.

About Bean Group

Bean Group (www.beangroup.com) is a leading independent real estate firm that combines a team of customer-focused real estate agents with online tools for making the process of buying or selling a home easy. Bean Group agents assist its customers with every facet of the transaction, including tours, pricing analysis, negotiations, inspections and closings.

For the second consecutive year, Bean Group has been named to the prestigious Real Trends 500 Largest Brokers in the United States. The Real Trends 500 annually identifies the 500 largest real estate brokerages in the US ranked by closed transactions and closed sales volume.

With 250 agents and growing, Bean Group continues to be the clear destination of choice for real estate professionals looking to expand their career trajectory.

For additional information, contact:

Paul Ringuette

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Bean Group

72 Mirona Road, Suite 17

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Ph: 603-766-1980

E: [email protected]

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 31 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 276 posts. There were 29 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 16th with 38 views. The most popular post that day was Location! Location! Location.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were isellvermontrealestate.com, counter.bestproceed.com, en.search.wordpress.com, statistics.bestproceed.com, and bigextracash.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for remorse, eco idea, credit score, puzzle house, and energy saving tips.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Location! Location! Location November 2010


Energy Saving Tips For Rutland and South Central VT Home Owners May 2009


Mistakes Serious South Central Vermont Home Sellers Don’t Want To Make October 2009


Tax Benefits of Owning a South Central Vermont Home September 2009
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About Me June 2008

Wow! Reduced, what a price for a slopeside condo.

Slopeside Condo on Mount Ascutney.  Only 6 miles from 91.  Just think 1 week a month for 52 weeks.  Unit includes a lockout that you can rent during your week.  Ascutney offers: •30 km of beautiful Vermont trails
•8 cross-country ski loops
•Rentals available
•Group & Private lessons offered. 
No reason to rent for the season when you can have all this!

Offered for this low price:  $89,900

Lang Mclaughry Spera Rutland Office gives back!

Our office chooses an annual charity to support and 2010 is Meals on Wheels-we give them quarterly checks which are calculated from a percentage of our earned commissions. Every agent contributes.

In photo: Ron Delehanty, Leona Minard, Phyllis Aitchison, Karen Heath, Penny Jones(Meals on Wheels), Laurie Mecier(Managing Broker), Irene Gaffigan, Pam Stanley, Theresa Ouellette, Bonnie Chandler.