Not Your Average Realtors

Broad Business Experience and Deep Real Estate Market Expertise

THE KAFKA TEAM: Not Your Average Realtors®

#1 Tolland selling agents since 2010

  WE deliver RESULTS !  

Heading towards the end of the 2018 first quarter we can already feel the signs of Spring weather. The almost over Winter was not too bad. Real Estate activity is starting to pick up following the usual pattern: new listings already coming to market or scheduled to do so in the next few weeks. Buyer activity is also picking up.  It usually accelerates through March and April into May.  The last couple of years have been pretty steady in terms of number of transactions and average sale prices at the overall Tolland County level. Right now 2018 seems to shape up as another steady year.

Factors to watch continue to be the overall economic situation in Connecticut, including employment, taxes number of coming moving in/out of the state.  We continue to trail the US overall in recovering from the great recession. A new variable in the market is the recent federal tax law change. As one of the states with high property taxes and high income taxes the new limits on mortgage deduction and state income tax deduction may impact the performance of our real estate market.  On the other hand, the US economy seems to be doing well which leads to a greater willingness (and ability to spend - including on real estate).

Spring is usually the busiest season for real estate in our markets.  The number of listings is higher and also the number of buyers.

Real Estate Transactions are complex, involve large $ amounts and many legal documents and are process-intensive. They combine emotional and rational factors, include many parties and institutions. The combination can often make them confusing, stressful and even frustrating.  Thus, finding the right professional partners and guides for this challenging journey is crucial for buyers and sellers alike. 

Real estate touches us all in one way or another because it impacts many dimensions of our lives: finances, family, children's education, friendships and relationships, work-life balance, commuting times, family memories.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller we believe you deserve the best representation available and that is what we seek to offer. We are experts in our market, we stay current with supporting technologies, we have the volume of transactions that allows us to invest in our business. We believe that regular and ongoing communications is a top priority.  With a history of hundreds of successful transactions and dozens additional ones each quarter or year we have accumulated a broad range of experience that has armed us with creative solutions from a wide repertoire of approaches. Our toolkit is plentiful. 

Regardless of the season, for sellers it is important to prepare their homes for the market so that when they list they show at their best.  If you are thinking of selling, don't hesitate to contact us:  we can meet with you and consult with you on things you should or could do to make your house a more more compelling offering when you list.

So whether you're buying or selling, you need experienced partners on a complex journey.  The Kafka Team will be there every step of the way. Feel free to contact me and we will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.


The Kafka Team

A unique combination of extensive real estate, business and information technology experience working for you every step of the way towards a successful transaction. Our individual strenghts multiplied through our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. 

Ranked in top for Tolland real estate transactions since 2010. Full year 2016 MLS statistics show us with 28% of the $ of listing transactions done by the top ten agents. In $ of both buyers and sellers we had 24% of the transactions done by the top ten agents. 

Working with us, you too can benefit from the integrity, knowledge, experience, hard work, and the relationships that are behind our consistent success.

Not Your Average Realtors:  You too can work with the best.

 Marilu & Cornelius Kafka

  • Full Time Dedication and Availability

  • Service with Courtesy & Effectiveness

  • Attention to Detail

  • Proven Processes and Systems

  • Experience

  • Consistent & Responsive Communications

  • Broad and Deep Experience in real estate & beyond

 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

  • Local Market Leadership

  • Recognized, Valued Brand

  • Strong Customer Service Values

  • Track Record and Reputation

  • Broad Marketing Scope

  • Rich, Innovative Tools

  •  Full Range of Services

  • Strong Customer Satisfaction Record

  • Investment in Innovation and Technology


Whether you're looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which we will provide you with. Read more.


The decision to sell a home is often dependent on many factors. Whatever your reasons are for selling, our proven effective marketing strategies will ensure that you get the highest possible price for your home. We guarantee to provide you with professional, ethical and confidential service and keep you to stay fully informed every step of the way. Read more.

Year over Year Change in Price 2015-16 by State as of December 2016