At Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates our passion is helping customers achieve their real estate goals. If you are buying or selling in the greater Okemo Valley, be sure to speak to a member of our highly experienced team of realtors, each of whom has extensive knowledge of the area.
2022 has been an exciting and busy time for us as we welcomed Pam and Pat McLaughlin to our existing team of Realtors: Boris Lavanovich, Andre Menard, Lisa Scully, Rene Skinner, Michael Normyle, and Matthew Bellantoni. In addition to expanding our team, we recently added to our services with the acquisition of Inside Edge Rentals; a locally owned and operated company specializing in short-term and long-term vacation rentals. We are thrilled to continue their tradition of listing high-end, meticulously maintained properties and providing an excellent guest experience. "Expect More....Worry Less!"
We are also excited to have our office expansion and renovations complete. Located in the Shaw's shopping plaza we welcome and encourage you to stop by and say hello!
Giving back to the community continues to be a core value of ours. We look forward to continuing our support with our annual Shredding Event, fundraising efforts for the Expeditionary School at Black River, supporting Black River Good Neighbors and the Ludlow Ambulance Service, and many others. This year we will host the second annual Christmas Ornament fundraiser. What will this year's keepsake ornament be?
Okemo Mountain Resort and the extraordinary ski experience we enjoy, is how many visitors are first drawn to the area. It’s not long before they discover there is so much more to offer and our community is more than weekend visitors. Our lakes, rivers, rolling hills, and quaint village settings each have their own unique attributes. We love introducing our buyers to all aspects of life here in the Green Mountains!
The Okemo Valley Real Estate Market is what we know because we've been doing it for SIXTY-FOUR years! We enjoy bringing buyers and sellers together and helping families and friends find their joy, whether it be on the mountain, the lakes or in the village.
The History of Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates
In 1958 Mary W. Davis, a third generation Vermonter with five kids to raise and an untapped knack for business, was ready for a change. Making a living in the Green Mountain State wasn’t easy, especially for a woman. She had a grand plan: start up a real estate agency, put her best foot forward every day and to settle for nothing short of success. Without hesitation, she founded Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates Inc. in her small home on Commonwealth Avenue and got to work.
With few resources on-hand and a lot to learn, Mary knew growing the business would take time. To keep her family afloat, she worked at a ski shop on Okemo Mountain. (Having access to discounted gear for her ski-crazed kids didn’t hurt, either.) “I must leave for sales, but I won’t leave you without anyone in the shop,” she told the owner during her interview.
Mary worked hard and often at the shop, learning the ins and outs of the skiing world. She made strong ties with guests and locals who were looking to buy and sell property. Her client base grew and soon, she was selling homes all over the Okemo Valley full-time, and opened a new office in the Ludlow Shopping Plaza.
Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates Inc. soon became the most successful real estate agency in the area. Just as planned, this young, ambitious mother had become an incredibly successful businesswoman with help from her growing team. Oftentimes, locals referred to her as “The Queen of Ludlow,” not just for her real estate prowess, but also for her impact on the community at large. Instrumental in raising funds for Okemo’s base lodge, she also provided sound direction and expertise for the success of Okemo’s earliest slopeside communities. Mary hosted many charitable events on and off the mountain and served on various local boards to support the community.
In 1984, Mary’s youngest son, Kevin, joined the business. Just like his mother, he accumulated unrivaled real estate expertise and spent an incredible amount of time improving Okemo and the surrounding area. Among his many accomplishments, Kevin was a driving force in both the development and selling phases at Solitude Village and Jackson Gore. Also in his mother’s footsteps, he served on a plethora of local boards—from lake associations to ski team organizations and beyond. When Kevin passed away in 2011, his wife Patricia Davis took the reins as principal broker and owner. Licensed since 1988, she followed her late husband and mother-in-law’s path. Her son Connor later joined the team.
In November of 2020, Patricia retired and passed the torch to a new ownership team. Suzanne Garvey, President and Managing Broker, Julie Abraham, CFO, and Stephen Messina, COO. They embrace the history of Mary Davis and continue to build on her reputation for excellence. Suzanne says, “We are all excited about moving Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates into the future with fresh ideas and always with a nod to our agency’s long history in the Okemo Valley”.
In honor of this great history, Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates, Inc. continues the legacy as the premiere real estate resource in the Okemo Valley.