LaChapelle Properties was born from the idea that doing a really good job for people should be more important than how how much commission a broker could make. 

Thirty years ago, Cynthia LaChapelle took a call one evening from a man with credit problems interested in buying a home. She worked with him to repair his credit and he was able to buy a nice home for his family. He confided that hers was the last call he had ever planned to make - just one more try to provide for his family before he ended his life. He'd made so many phone calls and no one else would help him, he said.  Since that day, helping people has become the main mission of Cynthia LaChapelle and the foundation of LaChapelle Properties.

Buying or selling a home is the largest single investment most people will ever make. It is fraught with dangers and opportunities for both loss and gain. It is worth having a professional protecting your interests.  That is what we are here to do.

Our motto is Clients Are Protected for a reason. Webster's Dictionary definition #1 of Client is "One under the protection of another". Customer is "Someone who buys goods or services from a business". Most companies I worked at called people Clients, but they were treated like Customers. Brokers promoted how much business they had (i.e. how much money they made) as an enticement for new customers.

We get paid for our work too. We work hard for our pay. Our clients often get more money for their properties, or come out thousands better in repair negotiations, or find out something major/expensive because of a further inspection or investigation or just something that we knew. We are always studying and updating our knowledge of properties, hazards, legalities and all aspects of real estate to better serve our clients. We could make more money if we spent that effort on new sales techniques to lure people to hire us, but then we'd have lots of customers and few clients.

We keep working to learn how to make you more money, not ourselves. How weird is that? It's so weird, Mrs. LaChapelle had to found a new company to make it the Number One Mission.