N.H., Vt. merger creates real estate powerhouse

Lang McLaughry, Four Seasons Sotheby’s join forces


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A New London-based real estate firm has merged with a Vermont-based agency and made another move that forms what they say is the largest real estate company in northern New England.

The deal involves the merger of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty of New London with Lang McLaughry Real Estate, which is based in South Burlington, Vt. The two merged companies, to be known as Four Seasons Sotheby’s International and based in South Burlington, also have announced that it has acquired a third firm, Manchester, Vt.-based Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Staige Davis and Bruce “Buff” McLaughry, the two principals in Lang McLaughry, will take on the roles of CEO and chief operating officer, respectively.

The other principals, from the New Hampshire firm, are Stephanie Wheeler and Pam Perkins, both partners and vice presidents.

Other top executives are Tom Heney, partner and executive vice president, Alan DiStasio, executive vice president of brand development, and Lisa Coneeny, executive vice president of the southern region.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty was launched in 1907 as the New London Agency. It has offices in New London, Hanover and Meredith.

Lang McLaughry, the largest real estate firm in Vermont, has 15 offices, including three in Hanover, Lebanon and West Lebanon in New Hampshire. Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has five offices in southern Vermont.

The combined entities will have a total of 23 offices and over 220 sales associates across Vermont and New Hampshire.

Its footprint stretches from St. Johnsbury, Vt., to Meredith.

“By bringing together three of the region’s most established, locally grown agencies, we will be better positioned to offer the best level of service to our clients,” said Davis. “The affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty gives us the strength, marketing power, and global reach of a large brand with an established reputation for quality, while each of our respective agencies brings with them a storied past, loyal customers, and deep roots in the areas we serve.”

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