Simply stated my philosophy is to ensure that my clients are successful in accomplishing their goals. To ensure that happens with every client, I have to listen carefully, work hard to earn your trust and respect and conduct myself ethically, honestly and professionally to guide you through the complexities and nuances that you will encounter. To describe what that means, I have outlined exactly what I will do. I'll Do The Legwork. of finding, sifting through and evaluating property, as well as not-so-obvious related information and knowledge that will help you make intelligent choices. Offer Solutions.for every dilemma. During each step of the process, there are choices to be made before continuing on the path forward. I cannot imagine a situation that I have not encountered or a problem that I have not solved. My in-depth experience can help you find opportunity amongst the alternatives, tradeoffs, and compromises. My Knowledge of the Marketplace is your short cut to Available Inventory; Past-Last-Recent Transactions; Detailed Analysis of Comparable Homes; Schools; Commuting Distances and Issues; Neighborhoods; Shopping and Services; Child Care, Elderly Care and Health Care. My "Feel" For The Local Market will assist your Timeline Planning . Summer, to realize Fall school enrollment; New Construction Availability vs. Resale, etc. Here's How It Works: It Starts With an In-depth Interview to Discover Your Needs, "Must Haves," Wants and "Wish List." A Tour of My Towns to Show you the Charm, Neighborhoods, Schools, Parks, Shopping, Churches, Recreational Facilities and everything else associated with the "nuts and bolts" of daily life. In-depth Research of the CT-MLS Database to Match the Marketplace to our initial Interview and Tour. Follow-up Presentation of Properties that match your Needs, "Must Haves," Wants and "Wish List." Ongoing Refinement and Adjustment, Counseling, Support, Sorting Options and Choices. Ongoing Reviews of My Buyers' Checklist, Mortgage Pre-Qualification, Structuring an Offer, Negotiating Contracts, Inspections, Closing Schedule. Experience After the University of Memphis, I started my professional career with IBM in Memphis, Tennessee; Springfield, Missouri; San Leandro, California and White Plains, New York. As my children grew up I left IBM to work locally at a pharmaceutical company, oil company, law firm and eventually the Real Estate business. Today I am a Full-Time, Licensed Realtor with Real Estate credentials and affiliations that include GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute, CRS-Certified Residential Specialist, Home Finding and Marketing Specialist and Fine Homes Specialist. I am a member of NAR-National Association of Realtors, The Connecticut Association of Realtors and The Ridgefield Board of Realtors. In addition to my Real Estate credentials, I am actively involved in many local community activities that I consider vital to my business. Each keeps me in touch with what is going on in the community. I am active in town and area organizations including the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, the Ridgefield Community Center Women's Committee, The Keeler Tavern and the Ridgefield Board of Realtors. I also actively support The Ridgefield Symphony, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield ABC House (A Better Chance), The Danbury Women's Shelter, the Ridgefield High School Hockey and Basketball Teams and the Ridgefield Historical Society. Professional Designations, Civic Organization Membership and Personal Achievements are important for you to know because they can help you clarify the level of experience and local market knowledge a Real Estate agent has to offer you. My individual Accomplishments and Awards include the following: 18 Years Experience Representing, Negotiating and Closing Over 1,400 Sales For Both Buyers and Sellers. Ranked in Top 2% of Realtors Nationwide and Top 1% Locally, "Chairman's Circle" award winner the past 15 consecutive years, "Legend" award winner three times in the past 15 years.