"As the team leader of The Gardner Group at RE/MAX North Professionals, it is my job to provide you with an unparalleled level of service and expertise and to ensure that your needs are met and exceeded. I hold myself and our team to the highest ethical and professional standards. We take pride in building lasting relationships and friendships with our clients, all while making your real estate experience enjoyable and fulfilling. My 14 years of real estate experience, our professional team, and the industry leading systems that we have in place to buy or sell allow me to be confident in OUR goal: to be YOUR Real Estate Consultant for life!"
Rich is a native of Vermont and has been in the real estate business for 14 years. As a native Vermonter, he is committed to the overall economy and welfare of his home state. He was the 2012 President of the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® and was nationally certified to teach the Green Designation course to fellow REALTORS®. Rich has a degree in Architectural Engineering and grew up building, designing and overseeing the construction of hundreds of residential homes with his family’s construction company. Rich, his wife Allison, and son Theo live in Colchester. When he is not selling property, you will likely find him spending time with his family, friends, or fishing. Rich and Allison are proud supporters of several organizations including Camp Ta kum Ta where Rich has spent the last 12 years as a volunteer cabin counselor and a current member of the board.
Awards & Designations
ABR, SFR, ePro, Green
I worked with Matt earlier this year and he was AWESOME – superior knowledge of the local area, buying process, and all things technical. He was always able to accommodate our schedule and was always very prompt and responsive. Matt is not only a great realtor, but an all-around nice guy. It was a pleasure working with Matt and I would not hesitate to recommend him.— Cody
Very knowledgeable, responsive and patient in what was a very difficult sale of our property. Rich was a pleasure to work with. If we were to sell another property would absolutely use Rich again.— Elliott
I have worked with Jay twice and the Gardner Group as a whole five times for purchases and/or sales of property over 10 years. I could not make a higher recommendation for a greater group of folks. Jay responded almost immediately to every inquiry I posed. Their team is not only hard working and professional, but make you feel comfortable throughout the process, and take the stress that comes along with purchase/sale to as low as it can be. Thanks for everything! — Mike
Mikail Stein is one of the premier real estate agents in Chittenden County. His knowledge and passion for the industry set him aside from his peers. Mikail helped my wife and I purchase our first property together, and we couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Mikail knew just the right amount to encourage us, while offering honest, and valuable input. He navigated us through the buying process from start to finish- while we looked at a variety of options to determine the best fit for us. He was incredibly patient with us, but was always eager to show us the next property. What began as a professional relationship grew into a personal friendship, and we look forward to working with Mikail again in our next purchase/sale.— Joe
It was an absolute pleasure working with Amanda! This was the second house that I have purchased, but the first in many years. Amanda was responsive and a true advocate for me the whole process. She even came to the closing, not because she had to, but because she wanted to be a part of the process. If you are looking for a knowledge realtor, a wonderful person to work with, please ask for Amanda. —Matt
Amanda is the most unexpected kind of saleswoman–easily defying all the common stereotypes of realtors. She is calm, endearing, friendly and genuine. Amanda brought her clients to visit our house (which was listed “for sale by owner”), and the following two months of working with her towards the closing date was a remarkably positive experience each step of the way. When we faced circumstances calling for new negotiations after discovering an issue during the inspection of our home, Amanda gracefully guided both parties (sellers and buyers) to an agreement that felt fair to us both. She is a real estate gem and you’ll be grateful to work with her as a buyer or a seller!THANKS FOR BEING SMART ENOUGH TO HIRE HER!
Our experience with The Gardner Group and Charlotte Gardner was amazing! Charlotte is knowledgeable in all areas of selling and buying property. She made selling our house a breeze AND was very efficient in helping us find our new home. Charlotte goes above and beyond for her customers and makes you feel like a part of her family. She brings a wealth of experience to her job and was able to answer all our questions. We will confidently recommend Charlotte Gardner and The Gardner Group to all of our friends and relatives for their selling or buying needs! Thanks Charlotte! We are so happy in our new home!
“My husband and I just had a very positive experience with the selling our home and downsizing to a condominium in a nearby community. The thought of leaving our house, although it had outgrown our needs, with our children having moved onto their own lives, was an emotionally difficult decision. As well, we had been removed from the real estate market for close to 20 years. The thought of moving – listing our home, deciding on a reasonable asking price, having open houses, packing and starting again in a new community – it was quite overwhelming! The process went amazingly smoothly with the assistance of one of the REALTORS® from The Gardner Group at RE/MAX North Professionals. Lauren Gaffney Cohen, our REALTOR®, was there for us, every step of the way. She provided us with advice, patience, and support as she navigated the waters of selling, packing and relocating. Not only was she instrumental in the marketing and successful sale of our home, but she was also the facilitator in purchasing a new build. She was very helpful and creative as we pondered alterations to the original floor plan of our new home. One of the things I liked best about working with Lauren was her timeliness in responding to our questions. If she did not know an answer at first, she promptly would find out the answer, and respond to us. She did a great job, explaining the sequence of the sale and the rationale behind the steps. I highly recommend working with Lauren, and The Gardner Group team at RE/MAX North Professionals.”