About Me

About Teresa DeLuca Merelman

The Personal Side

My beginnings were at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. I was child #5 of 8 and born into an Air Force family. We moved all over the United States but usually ended up back in the Washington, D.C. area.  I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received my bachelors degree in business from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Steamboart Springs, COSome of my prior careers include: computer buyer in Fairfax, Virginia; Deputy Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado; Police Officer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Bed & Breakfast owner in Stowe, Vermont.

My husband, a local attorney, and I moved to Stowe in 1987. We have since had two boys. Stowe has been our home for the past 30 years – I guess I am finally home!
The Stowe area is a wonderful place to raise a family. There’s always something going on. It’s your choice on how involved you wish to become as a member of this community.

Some of the volunteer projects I have been involved in are:

  • Community Building of the Playground
  • For Arts Sake/A Taste of Stowe
  • Stowe Fireworks/Community Picnic
  • Lamoille County All-Star Baseball
  • Octoberfest
  • Stowe Weekend of Hope
  • Stowe Town Meeting 

The Professional Side

I obtained my license as a Realtor® in 1998 and became affiliated with Pall Spera Company Realtors®. In April, 2008 I moved my license to Stowe Realty. I have been through many ups and downs in this profession and continue to learn every day. I enjoy the real estate profession. I have met some great people and have the opportunity to see all types of properties in many areas. 

 In order to service you better, I continually attend classes and seminars. I also have been and continue to be involved in local real estate boards.  

Designations/Certifications:

  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative (2003)
  • CBR – Certified Buyer Representative (2000)
  • e-PRO – Internet Certified Professional (2001)
  • CNHS – Certified New Home Specialist  (2005)
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist  (2005)
  • AHS – Accredited Home-Stager Specialist (2008)
  • TRC – Transaction Referral Certification  (2009)
  • RSPS – Resort and Second Home Specialist (2009)
  • GREEN – NAR’s Green Designation (2009) 
  • SFR – Short Sales & Foreclosures Certification (2009) 
  • SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation (2012)

Classes Attended:

  • This Mold House
  • Home Construction and Inspections
  • State Permit Process
  • Vermont Housing Finance Agency Financing Options
  • Fair Housing and Tax Issues
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Basement Solutions  
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures
  • Lead Based Paint Regulations

 Professional Associations:  

  • National Association of Realtors® – Member
  • Vermont Association of Realtors® – Member
  • 2002 – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors® – Director
  • 2003 – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors® – Treasurer
  • 2004 – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors® – Vice President
  • 2003/2004 – Vermont Real Estate Information Network (MLS), Board of Directors for Lamoille County
  • 2003/2004 – MLS Software Evaluation Committee
  • 2004 – Realtor® of the Year – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2005 – President, Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2005/2006/2007/2008 – Advisory Council, Vermont Real Estate Information Network
  • 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009 – VAR Real Estate Commission Liaison Committee
  • 2005/2006 – VAR Ad Hoc Committee – Statewide MLS Committee
  • 2006/2007 – Board of Directors – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2006/2007/2008/2009 – Board of Directors – Vermont Association of Realtors®
  • 2006/2007/2008/2009 – Executive Finance Committee – Vermont Association of Realtors®
  • 2006 – Realtor® of the Year – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2007 – Realtor® of the Year – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2007 – Realtor® of the Year – State of Vermont
  • 2008/2009 – Chair, VREIN Compliance Committee
  • 2008/2009/2010 – VREIN Board of Directors (MLS System)
  • 2009/2010 – Chair, Education Committee – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®
  • 2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 – NEREN Board of Directors (MLS System)
  • 2010 – VAR Bylaws Committee Member
  • 2010 – Realtor® of the Year – Lamoille Area Board of Realtors® 
  • 2011 – VAR – Treasurer
  • 2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 – Chair – Vermont Real State Commission Liaison Committee
  • 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 – Vermont Realtors Board of Directors

 

Sworn in as President of the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors®

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Andrew solos glider on his 14th birthday!

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