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The Green and White Mountains of the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire are a wonderful place to live. I’ve been kicking around the area since 1977 when my parents purchased a summer home in the town of Barnard.

Over the last four decades my family has owned property in the towns of Barnard, Woodstock, Pomfret, Norwich, Thetford and Hanover. I am a true "local expert", intimately familiar with the area and the dynamic nature of our market.

As the father of two college-age daughters who graduated from area schools, I’m constantly impressed with the overall quality of life - from solid educational opportunities to great healthcare and the vast array of both outdoor recreational and cultural activities that Vermont, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College and the Upper Connecticut River Valley have to offer. Opportunities for a full and rich life abound in HanoverNorwichWoodstockQuechee, and surrounding areas.

Let me put my local knowledge and experience to work for you.

Additionally, I am a dedicated, long-term associate of Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty, a former managing broker of the Woodstock, Norwich and Powerhouse offices and have been with the firm, through its previous iterations, for the last 20 years. I have consistently been one of the top five producing brokers in our 150+ agent firm and in 2018 sold over $30,000,000.00 of residential real estate in Vermont and New Hampshire. I was the top selling broker by dollar volume according to MLS stats in Hanover, New Hampshire for 2018 and the second highest broker in Norwich by the same measure.

I strive to add value and provide great real estate experiences for my clients. You have arrived at a comprehensive resource for all Upper Valley real estate information and services. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything this website has to offer.


Working With Rick

Having grown up and lived in New York City, Washington D.C., Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Newport, Rhode Island as well as in London and Hong Kong, I bring a broad range of influential life experiences that result in a sophisticated and truly global outlook towards providing highly professional, completely honest and super efficient Real Estate services to buyers, sellers and investors.

The results? Total excellence in the consistent delivery of wonderful experiences in residential real estate. Don't just take my word for it. Read some of my testimonials below.

For Buyers looking for a new home in Vermont or New Hampshire, use the Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties in the area, or use our Dream Home Finder form and I will conduct a personalized search for you.

Current Upper Valley property owners, if you're planning to sell your home, nothing is more important than understanding current market conditions and positioning your property correctly with a fair market asking price. There is no obligation for me to prepare a Market Pricing Analysis that will employ my expert market knowledge and the insight that only comes from a top producing broker to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

Please feel free to call or email me to discuss in detail how I can add real, tangible value to your residential real estate experience.



Rick Higgerson is like no other REALTOR I've dealt with. His level of professionalism and his knowledge of the market was uncanny. The presentation he made of my home was exceptional. He was always polite, considerate and worked quickly. He also was personable and friendly at all times. All in all a stellar combination of attributes. Susan Kowalsky - Norwich, VT
Rick is the best REALTOR we’ve ever worked with...on either side of the transaction. He is knowledgeable and knows real estate and his market remarkably well. He understands his clients needs and is consistently responsive. And he is just a delight to work with. I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Sterling Williams - Dallas, TX
This is an enthusiastic Thank You for all your help in selling our lot at 8 Chase Rd in Hanover. Your suggested asking price was spot-on and your assistance with dealing with an out-of-country buyer was invaluable. The complexity of dealing with banks, POAs, lawyer confusion as well as the buyers being in Spain needed your experience. Thank you again.

Francis J Manasek & Anne C Pearson - Norwich, VT

Rick Higgerson’s level of service in expediting the sale of our two houses on Lake Fairlee surpassed our very highest expectations. Despite the fact that there were owners of  fancier properties tugging at his sleeve, he gave us a full measure of his attention. From his extraordinary skills with a hovering drone camera, to his painstaking attention to the photographers and 360° camera operators, to his prompt attention to our phone calls, we couldn’t have asked for more. I would heartily recommend Rick to anyone who would like to find the elusive buyers for a special property.

John and Libby Chapin - Orford, NH
We were damanding and high maintenance and not very organized. Rick was on top of every text, email, vendor request, appointment change, last minute schedule request/change, due date, contract revision, and everything else that goes with being a superb real estate agent. Couldn’t ask for anyone more thorough or more professional. And just a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. U Kauffman - Hanover, NH
Rick handled all aspects of our recent purchase in Norwich professionally and with integrity. He negotiated a fair resolution to a few complex issues allowing the deal to move forward. This is our second time working with Rick and we highly recommend him. David Leatherwood - Norwich, VT
Rick was terrific throughout the process of selling our farm. Prior to the listing his market analysis and advice laid the foundation for a successful listing. The photography and marketing were superb. We had multiple offers almost immediately, and his skill in dealing with the ultimate purchasers and their needs was much appreciated and led to a problem free closing. He was always knowledgeable, professional, accessible and responsive to our inquiries and I would recommend him unhesitatingly. James Gercke - Rockbridge Baths, VA
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