|October 31, 2012||Filled under Our Town, People of Shelburne||
Native Vermonter Matt Mayer has been selling homes in the greater Burlington area with Chenette Real Estate for three years as of November. Mayer’s wife, Sarah, who currently manages the online marketing and communications, is working on getting her real estate license and soon the couple will form a husband and wife home-selling team—The Mayer Team.
Three years ago, Mayer began working with Brian French at Century 21 Advantage and learned under him for one year before moving to the local family-run business owned by the brother duo of Dave and Brad Chenette.
Mayer, 34, was raised in Shelburne, attended Rice Memorial High School and eventually CVU, and went to Champlain College. He grew up around real estate through his family’s ownership of several rental properties. Mayer’s passion for real estate comes through clearly when he talks about his job. “I love what I do,” he says. “My favorite part of the job is watching people get the keys to their new home.” The Mayer Team has made 13 sales so far this year, and predicts another two or three before 2013 arrives.
In addition to making people’s home ownership dreams come true, Mayer and his wife are involved in their church and are always on the lookout for more ways to connect with the local community. They enjoy taking trips to Stowe and bringing their two golden retrievers, Scarlet and Sage (fromCrangold golden retrievers in Charlotte), hiking at Mt. Philo. The couple loves the widespread opportunities for recreation offered by the Green Mountain State. “We both love sports and working out,” Mayer says. “Vermont is a very active state.” Ten years ago, Mayer coached soccer and baseball teams in Shelburne.
Although he left Vermont briefly to live in Florida, Mayer is happy to be settled in Vermont once again. “Shelburne is a great place for families,” he says. “It’s all about quality of life.” To learn more about The Mayer Team, visit www.GreaterBurlingtonHomes.com.
Interests/hobbies: Mentoring kids, basketball, fantasy football
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite local restaurant: “The Windjammer…I love their salad bar!”
Favorite Shelburne haunt: Shelburne Pond
Favorite musician: Jeremy Camp
Bucket list: “I’d love to take my wife to Europe.”