Joe Villemaire, Broker & Owner As the managing broker and founder of Rockstar Real estate, a real estate company focused on the customer’s ultimate satisfaction, Joe’s passion for real estate is apparent. With lifelong roots in Vermont, Joe grew up working with his father who was a contractor, learning the trades which would give him knowledge for a future real estate career. Working together they converted their hotel which Joe managed to condos in 2005, and Joe started his own property management company to manage the condo association for many years, as well as a dozen other apartments. Not one to slow down, in 2013 Joe and his father started construction on a 54-unit apartment building in Essex, The Lofts Essex. Joe’s management company, Rockstar Property Management, continues to manage that property to this day. At the time construction started on The Lofts, Joe took on the challenge to get his real estate license and put his many years of maintenance, property management, construction, and operations management to use in a new venture.
After almost ten years with national real estate agencies such as ReMax and Keller Williams, Joe stepped out on his own and started Rockstar Real Estate Collective. Rockstar was created during his many years with Keller Williams, a brand that stemmed from his lifelong ties to music as Joe was a recording artist for most of his life, and has been playing music from the early age of eight! Joe loves working with all of his clients and makes sure to go above and beyond for every person he works with. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a seasoned seller, Joe will be there to guide you through every step of your transaction.
In Joe’s spare time he enjoys seeing live music, keeping it two wheels down on his custom-built Harley, traveling, going out to dinner, spending time with loved ones, and spending down time at his home in Colchester with his pug puppy Frankie.
Danielle Butler, Operations Manager Danielle runs the behind the scenes magic at Rockstar Real Estate. She is a native Vermonter but has also lived in South Carolina, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and now Florida. Danielle started in this field by getting into property management, working in a leasing office in the greater Boston area. She immediately loved property management and how great it was to be able to help people find their new home. Before she left Boston she was helping lease a property with over 500 units and had gained a ton of knowledge and understanding for the business. Upon moving back to Vermont Joe was her realtor and started to recruit her for the admin position he was hiring for. With Danielle's property management background and a curiosity about real estate, it was the perfect fit! Now she runs the day-to-day operations at The Lofts Essex apartments, that our sister company Rockstar Property Management manages.
At Rockstar Real Estate she loves helping her team create better systems and tools to make the business as efficient as possible. Danielle enjoys connecting with our clients and assisting in getting them to the closing table. Breaking off and starting our own brokerage was a long term goal that had been in the works for many years, and Danielle is thrilled to see it come to life.
In fall 2021 Danielle moved to Tampa, FL with her husband Ryan and their two cats. She continues to work remotely for Rockstar and travel back to enjoy the VT seasons. Outside of work you can find her boating on the Gulf Coast, and enjoying all of the outdoor activities the greater Tampa area offers.
Leland Ryea, Realtor & Partner Leland Ryea is native Vermonter, Marine, and has degrees in both Criminal Justice and Administrative Management. He is also the founder and director of a local laser cosmetic company. Leland has purchased and sold properties in Vermont and North Carolina and he recognizes and appreciates all that Vermont has to offer. The key to his success is, learning, responding to client's needs, and ensuring that everything goes smoothly right up to closing. He loves working with buyers and helping them find the perfect place to call home.
Outside of real estate, Leland enjoys spending time at his camp on Lake Champlain. He loves taking in the Vermont sights from above with his drone. Leland lives in Milton with his wife Nikki and their dog Pepper Potts!