Working Together with You Buying or Selling your Home

Probably one of your biggest and riskiest financial and life-style decisions.  It  makes sense to get the best help available to make sure that the process goes as smooth as it possibly can. We have been helping people with their real estate needs for more than twenty years.  As a team, we also have executive level general business experience in the insurance, financial services, healthcare and education fields.
Thus, We immediately bring to bear a broad range of experience and relationships on behalf of our clients and their needs. Our goal is to make the complex process of buying and selling a house --which involves significant financial stakes, many legal documents, diverse legal contingencies, specialized inspections, interactions with tradespeople, intricate negotiations and often personal feelings and emotional attachments-- as smooth as possible given prevailing market conditions.  We have done it hundreds of times and along the way learned many ways of preventing and overcoming obstacles and problems while developing valuable relationships with other professionals and specialists that will also be involved and contribute. 
Our main geographic area of focus tends is the Greater Hartford Metro area east of the river with particular emphasis on Tolland County and its towns and communities.  As a result, according to MLS data for 2010 through 2016 we are the top Realtors in Tolland in terms of $ amount of closed sales.  
 Working with us as our client and benefiting from our experience and relationships will not cost any more than using an inexperienced, part-time or out of area agent.  Why would anyone want to do that?
When you work with us:

When Selling, 

  • We work with you to articulate, define and understand your requirements
  • Evaluate comparable properties to help you establish a realistic, market-based, initial listing price
  • Provide extensive recommendations on how to prepare the house so that is shows at its best when it is on the market
  • Help with staging the home to highlight its strengths and to help buyers envision the possibilities for their own circumstances and likes
  • Market the home on an extensive range of of online real estate sites in a way that makes it stand out with comprehensive descriptions and great photography and virtual tours
  • Our track record of success allows us to regularly invest in our business: We purchase premium features on several key real estate sites that allow us to offer broader and better exposure to our listings
  • We monitor the market on an ongoing basis and review possible actions with you
  • Conduct tour for our office's agents and -if you allow us-  Open Houses for buyers
    Schedule showings and collect and summarize feedback for you
  • Coordinate offers and present them to you with guidance and recommendations on possible responses
  • Negotiate on your behalf within the agreed upon parameters and always subject to your final approval
  • Put together the formal contract documents in collaboration with the buyer's agents and --as applicable-- legal counsel
  • Manage, on your behalf, the many steps between contract and close including contingencies and any subsequent negotiations 

When buying, 

  • We work with you to articulate, define and understand your requirements
    Help you determine the price-range that is within your reach in collaboration with potential lenders
  • Support you in identifying potential properties, keeping you informed of new offerings and narrowing down the search
    Schedule and conduct on-site visits for selected properties
  • Help you structure an offer when you identify a property that you want to pursue, taking into account the state of the market
  • Negotiate on your behalf within the agreed upon parameters and always subject to your final approval
  • Put together the formal contract documents with the sellers' agent and --as applicable-- legal counsel
  • Manage, on you behalf, the many steps between contract and close including inspections and assorted contingencies and any associated negotiations