About Us

Artisan Realty of Vermont was started with the goal of providing exceptional customer service to our clients. We specialize in residential real estate in the Chittenden and Franklin County areas and have worked with people from all over who are moving or relocating and who benefit from our knowledge of the area and all it has to offer. Artisan Realty is a local firm committed to Vermont and the diverse opportunities our state provides people who chose to live here.
A benefit of working with us is the personal attention you receive. We guarantee personal service, responsiveness, professionalism, and the understanding that moving is a significant and sometimes stressful event. You have access to us seven days a week and we will not hand you off to an assistant or an inexperienced agent. We will coordinate all the details of the process from working with your lender to the closing attorney. If you are renting, we will assist you with locating reputable housing and educating you about your rights and options as a tenant.

Artisan Realty is an active member of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and is committed to our community and to Vermont!

David Raphael, Broker and Realtor®

About Me:

After over ten years in corporate information technology management, I made the transition into real estate.  I brought extensive building and remodeling experience combined with my technology background to my passion for real estate.  Going on eight years practicing in the area, I have helped hundreds of people successfully buy and sell homes.  I am a full time realtor who is actively involved in both my community and my realtor organizations.

I serve my real estate community with pride and take our Realtor® code of ethics to heart, serving on our professional standards board.  2015 marks my tenth year in leadership with positions on our Multiple Listing Service board (VREIN), our local Realtor® board and our state and national associations.
 

In 2013 I was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Award, recognized as a Realtor member who has gone above and beyond to serve my industry.  I am one of only seven members to have been recognized for this achievement.  In 2009 I was honored by the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors (NVBR) as their Realtor® Of The Year, an award that recognizes an individual for their leadership in their community and their unparalleled professionalism.  In 2011, I served as President of NVBR and also graduated from the 2010-2011 National Association of Realtors® Leadership Academy.  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin appointed me in 2011 to a five year term as a Commissioner on the Vermont Real Estate Commission.  The Real Estate Commission is a seven member Board created by the Legislature whose members are appointed by the Governor to administer the laws for this profession in the State of Vermont. The Board's mission is public protection.
 

I am an active supporter of several non-profits, including regular sponsorships of events and performances.  Artisan Realty of Vermont supports ECHO Leahey Center, the Bryan Memorial Gallery, Rebuilding Together Greater Burlington, and the St. Michael’s Playhouse.  My wife, Nicole, and I support several non-profit organizations including the Vermont Land Trust, Spectrum, COTS, MS Society, and the United Way.
 

Community Involvement:
Essex Planning Commission 2006-present  (www.essex.org) (Commissioner/Vice-Chair)
UVM Lane Series  Advisory Board 2006-2011 (Treasurer) (www.uvm.edu/laneseries)
Chittenden Emergency Foodshelf Advisory Board 2002-2008 (Past President)
Rebuilding Together Greater Burlington 2004-present (www.rebuildingtogetherburlington.org)
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Board of Directors 2014-present (www.echovermont.org)

Realtor  Involvement & Leadership:
Vermont Real Estate Information Network – President 2008, 2009, 2010
Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors – President 2011
Vermont Association of Realtors®  – State Director & Executive Finance
Vermont Association of Realtors® – Past Chair Technology Committee
National Association of Realtors® – Graduate of 2011 Leadership Academy
National Association of Realtors® – 2012 Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committee
National Association of Realtors® – 2012-2014 Professional Standards Committee
Realtor Professional Standards Committee (9th year)
VT Real Estate Commission, Chair,  2012-present
VT Real Estate Commission, Education Committee,  Chair  2012-present
Association of Real Estate Licensing Law Officials, Board of Directors, Vice Chair of Law & Regulation
 

Affiliations:
Member of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors® (www.nvbr.com)
Member of the Vermont Association of Realtors®  (www.vtrealtor.com)

Professional Designations:
Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
GREEN
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)