Sherwood Group: a Real Estate Startup with Decades of Experience
In the market for a lakefront home? Hoping to rent your condo? Buying a home but lack the time to find reliable plumbers, electricians, gardeners and landscapers?
The new Sherwood Group, founded by long time Lake George realtor Lonnie Lawrence and Resource Property Management owners Jennifer and Gregg Sherry, could well be your one stop, Lake George realty shop.
The new firm, whose offices are located in a building owned by Resource Property Management on Bloody Pond Road, opened for business in February.
Lawrence, a realtor for thirty one years, first with Charles Jefts and more recently with Leavitt Realty, said the company began with fifteen to twenty listings.
“We specialize in lakefront, lake access and lake views along the entire length of the lake,” said Lawrence.
The firm will also be the realtor of choice for the owners of the 280 condominiums on Lake George that have been serviced by Resource Property Management over the years, said Gregg Sherry.
The Sherrys and Lawrence decided to become partners and create a new business after assisting one another with several real estate projects and realizing that their strengths and assets could be combined into one, full service firm, they said.
“Lonnie has a tremendous reputation and experience; those two things, combined with her contacts, already sets us apart,” said Gregg Sherry.
“Whenever we worked together, Gregg was always ready to be as helpful as he could. That’s rare in any business,” said Lawrence.
Jennifer Sherry is a broker who has helped Resource Property Management list, rent and sell condos.
“Our partnership with Lonnie will help us expand our own market,” said Jennifer Sherry.
Gregg Sherry, a life-long resident of Cleverdale and former executive with King Fuels, said he and Jennifer formed Resource Property Management fifteen years ago after buying a condo at Top of the World.
“We saw there was a need for services – for everything from lawn care and snow plowing to water and sewer expertise,” said Sherry.
Resource Property Management is now retained by the homeowners’ associations of some of the lake’s largest developments, among them, Green Harbor, the Antlers, Cannon Point and Lagoon Manor, to administer and maintain facilities.
Lonnie Lawrence said that after working for other realtors for so many years, she was excited to be a co-owner of her own business and working for herself.
“I feel I can serve my clients even better than I could before,” said Lawrence. “I love what I do, and the Sherwood Group gives me an opportunity to do this in the way that I think will be most effective. I’m looking forward to a very successful future for our business.”
Lawrence, who grew up at Huletts Landing, the resort purchased by her great-grandfather in 1915, did not expect to become a realtor.
“I started working in Lake George Village as a teenager, at East Cove, the Station, the Antlers, Jack Barry’s, among other places, and graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in speech pathology. I returned to Lake George for the summer, planning on becoming speech pathologist, when Charles Jefts invited me to come work for him. And I found my career,” said Lawrence.
The market for Lake George properties is strong, said Lawrence.
“Last year, $82 million worth of lake property was sold. And now that the election is past and people feel there’s some predictability to the economy, the real estate market should be even stronger,” she said.
“There’s no lack of inventory,” Lawrence added. “If properties are priced properly, they’ll move.”
Sherwood Group is located at 72 Bloody Pond Road, Lake George. Call 668- 9500 for more information.