MANCHESTER - Sotheby's International Realty, partnering with local expert, Moira Lernihan Spivey, Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty has announced that Justin P. Croteau has joined the Manchester team as a sales associate.

He brings a diverse and deep professional background to Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty, all with the common theme of exceptional customer service. He previously worked in marketing and resource development in higher education and hospitals, such as Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

"My husband, Jon, and I discovered Southern Vermont five years ago. The area has been our destination of choice whether we wanted a summer get-away or winter adventure, and we always found something new and exciting to experience.

Justin Croteau and Moira Lernihan Spivey
Justin Croteau and Moira Lernihan Spivey (Courtesy Photo)
We never wanted to leave," he said. "We are finally living our dream after purchasing our new home in Manchester."

With a BA and MBA from Providence College, and after purchasing, investing in, and selling many homes in the eastern United States, Croteau has developed a keen eye for what makes a house a home. Well-versed, and licensed in financial planning strategies, he also understands the nuts and bolts of real estate transactions. Always an active member of his community, Croteau volunteers for national and local organizations like The Trevor Project, Camp Hope in Quito, Equator, and is looking forward to making time for Zion Episcopal Church, located in his adopted hometown of Manchester Center.


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"I am excited that our new partnership will allow Moira and me to serve our clients and customers in the very best way possible, with local expertise and the technology to focus in and deliver the perfect home," he added.

With a background in medical social work, Moira Lernihan Spivey brings 40 years of Vermont living to her clients and customers, as well as her extraordinary listening and problem- sol v ing skills. A board member of the Manchester Rescue Squad, Spivey is a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy and Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. She was the prior owner of The Old English Inn, an elder care community home in Manchester Village. After raising two daughters in Manchester, and with 11 years experience marketing real estate in our community, as well as building five homes in Manchester and Dorset, Spivey is familiar with everything our area offers to families.

According to Lisa Coneeny, President and Principal Broker of Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International Realty, "Moira and Justin's partnership mirrors the brand of VCPSIR; local expertise with international reach. They match invaluable knowledge of their community with the ability to synthesize a great deal of information and bring forward the best and most relevant. Their enthusiasm for their community and the Vermont lifestyle is contagious."