Whit Bissell

Real Estate Salesperson

Whit Bissell

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 518-524-4079

License# 10401249544

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Whit’s Bio

Whit grew up in Lake Placid, NY embracing the outdoor lifestyle and its close-knit community. Alpine racing consumed nearly 20 years of his life between racing and coaching, skiing still remains a passion. He attended Northwood School before graduating from the University of Vermont. After 7 years in Vermont, Whit returned to Lake Placid newly married and eager to help you with your real estate needs.

When not selling real estate, Whit can be found enjoying the lakes and mountains with his wife and three daughters. Whether skiing, mountain biking, fishing, boating, or hiking with their dogs —they enjoy it all.

As a full-time agent and real estate photographer at Merrill L. Thomas, Whit is prepared to work around your schedule and share his knowledge of the area.

If you are looking for tips on buying a home in the Adirondacks, make sure to check out Whit's blog post that helps buyers and sellers navigate the local real estate market.

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  • enthusiastic and professional


    Whit is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional real estate agent. After meeting Whit for the first time we were confident that we wanted to have him as our agent. Whit was very thorough in the process of us buying our 2nd home and answered all of our questions efficiently and professionally. He is very knowledgeable and guided us with a sense of ease and confidence in the entire purchase process from start to finish. Highly recommend this young ambitious man!

  • Proactive and sincere

    Diane S

    We are pleased to write this review for Whit as he made the experience of selling our vacation home a positive one. Whit was proactive from the onset and had a quiet confidence we appreciated. He kept the lines of communication open and guided us during the entire process.  With Whit’s down to earth nature, strong work ethic and sincere qualities, he truly makes for an excellent agent. My husband and I recommend Whit wholeheartedly and thank him for his help and support!

  • Efficient and Honorable


    Whit handled the transaction efficiently and honorably. Importantly, he kept his commitments and did his research when answering our questions.

  • Whit ,was great to work with. He is reliable and efficient.

    David B

    Thank you for working with us in acquring our dream property. 

  • Professional and knowledgeable; a pleasure to work with.

    Mike & Mirella B.

    Whit Bissell was recommended to us by our personal realtor Valerie Murphy. When we were ready to purchase our realtor recommended we use a realtor who was an expert in the real estate market in the Lake Placid, New York area. Whit was a pleasure to work with. Whit assisted us in the process of  purchasing our dream property in Lake Placid, New York. Excellent communicator, always professional and knowledgeable. He is truly well informed, experienced, and educated regarding the real estate market in Lake Placid. Living in Hawaii, Whit was able to facilitate our purchase always going the extra mile to take pictures or videos to give us a better view of the properties we were interested in. Whit was also able to assist us in providing recommendations for attorneys, builders, and just sharing his general knowledge of the village in Lake Placid and the surrounding area. We highly recommend him.

  • Great selling experience...Would highly recommend

    Ryan M.

    Whit was great throughout our selling experience. He was extremely responsive to any questions we had, always answered calls/text promptly, and was able to sell our house significantly above asking price. Would highly recommend to any seller.

  • I highly recommend Whit

    Kathy E.

    Whit is a sincere, caring person to deal with. The thing I liked best about him is that he was not pushy. He listened to my concerns and if he didn’t know the answer to a question, he found the answer immediately. He grew up in Lake Placid and knows the area well. Even after the sale and closing, he is accommodating in many ways. Making his clients happy is important to him, not just the sale. It feels great to be able to go back to him even after I’ve moved in. He is dependable, kind and genuine.

  • Honest, knowledgeable & informative


    Whit was a pleasure to work with; very friendly, honest, knowledgeable & informative throughout our real estate purchasing process. He went above and beyond for us on a number of occasions and made it seem like nothing was too much trouble. We were very pleased with our experience with Whit and Merrill L. Thomas Realty – we would highly recommend working with Whit to anyone in the market for property in the ADK’s.

  • Helped so much...more like a friend than a realtor

    Martha S.

    Whit handled the sale of our farm with calm, grace, creativity and generosity. The day the buyers were set to start moving in, Whit was there before breakfast checking up and making sure everything was ok. He found a burst pipe and leapt into action. He helped so much that day, more like a friend than a realtor. He even purchased and installed an industrial-sized portable heating unit to bring the house back up to above freezing so the pipe could be fixed. Thanks so much, Whit.

  • Would highly recommend

    Kim O.

    My husband and I have been looking for land in the Lake Placid area for years. Whit came highly recommended after a previous realtor left the agency. We couldn’t be happier with the service that Whit provided. He is professional, knows the area, will go out of his way to be accommodating and truly enjoys what he does. A very genuine person. Would highly recommend.

  • Outstanding Professional!

    Richard H.

    Whit is an outstanding professional! He returned all of our calls within the hour, offered us expert advice and followed up personally. If we have other realty needs in the Lake Placid area, we will certainly call Whit!

  • I highly recommend Whit to anyone...

    Paul G.

    We sold our 6 bedroom three bathroom ski chalet with Whit’s outstanding support. We were selling into a distressed market but Whit was always positive and helpful with finding the price point and buyer market we needed to target in order to sell the house. He was also very quickly responsive whenever we had any questions and helped us find a great lawyer to close the sale. I highly recommend Whit to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Lake Placid and vicinity.

  • Great Experience

    Gregg and Helen L.

    It was a great experience working with Whit. He has a very calm and relaxing demeanor about him and we would definitely call upon his expertise in the future. We highly recommend Whit to anyone looking for real estate in the North Country.

  • From the area and has extensive local knowledge

    Jack & Laura B.

    We found Whit to be very easy going. He had no problem scheduling showings for us and was always prompt in answering our questions. Our whole experience from searching for properties to our closing went very smoothly. He is from the area and has extensive local knowledge. Would not hesitate to recommend Whit to a friend.

  • Made the process seamless and easy

    Ben N.

    From start to finish Whit was incredibly responsive and helpful – he made the process seamless and easy. We would without a doubt recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell property in the Adirondack region.

  • I would highly recommend

    Todd S.

    Whit was very knowledgeable about the area and the process of land sale. This was especially helpful, as the property I was selling was outside of my home state. He answered questions quickly and professionally, and was willing to help in any way needed. He was readily accessible and did any research I may have needed done. It was truly a pleasure to work with Whit. I would highly recommend Whit Bissell.

  • From soup to nuts, job well done by Whit Bissell!

    Lacey Schmidt

    My husband and I are proud owners of a beautiful log cabin in Wilmington, New York, thanks to the amazing Whit Bissell. On a whim, we decided to house hunt while vacationing in Lake Placid. Knowing little about some of the areas, we knew that it might take several attempts to find someone who we felt comfortable working with through the home-buying process. We were beyond impressed, just minutes after meeting Whit. He was such a wealth of knowledge and taught us many things about the area. Whit understood our sense of urgency, but also understood that we were new home buyers to the Wilmington area, and did everything he could to support us. When something came up that he was unsure about, he would seek an answer and instantly get back to us. Once we found our “dream home,” Whit helped us move QUICKLY with the process. Since there were other offers on the table, he helped us put together an offer that we all felt was reasonable. He ensured that we had everything in place, and communicated effectively, and precisely to our needs. He would check for clarity and understanding in order to ensure that we were nothing but satisfied, every step of the way. He coached us along with negotiations, and when we knew we were under contract, Whit continued to keep us on track so that we met all timelines. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in the housing market. His expertise makes him stand amongst the best, and I am certain you will be satisfied with his talent.

  • Helpful and creative

    John & Khristin

    Whit was very helpful and creative in selling our lot. I had tried for years to sell it myself and within weeks of working with Whit, we had a great offer. I would highly recommend working with him.

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