Personal Profile Business Philosophy
Highly intuitive when it comes to identifying customer's needs, I pursue the most efficient, timely and expert course to fulfill a buyer's or seller's particular demands, all the while protecting the client's needs and maintaining the highest ethical standards. I strive to exceed customer's expectations through every step of the buying and selling process. As an Accredited Buyers Representative, I work diligently to match buyers with the perfect home, providing helpful guidance along the way. For sellers, I bring excellent marketing skills to manage their listing, as well as a creative flair for showcasing their home in the best possible light. Maintaining an open line of communication with my clientele at every step throughout the real estate process, I believe that excellent service means accessibility, responsiveness and integrity, as well as enthusiasm and humor.
Originally from Seattle, with a BA from the University of Washington, I lived for many years in New York City, working in theater and television. Then I turned my talents - and love of houses and home design - to real estate, working with a major Manhattan real estate firm. Ten years ago, while cruising on our sailboat, my husband and I discovered the Old Saybrook/Essex Shoreline area, which has been called the "Second Gold Coast of Connecticut" by the NY Times. We thought we had found a slice of heaven right here on earth! Even our standard poodle, Riley, loves his life here on the Shoreline, with his many canine friends! When we purchased our home, I jumped enthusiastically into the role of assistant contractor for our total house renovation, which gave me a real understanding of home construction. In addition to my other real estate business, I soon became the listing agent for a 450 acre, 84 unit condominium development, for which my team won the Home Builders Association of Connecticut's award for "Best Marketed Mid-Size Community" for the entire state of Connecticut.
Accomplishments and Awards
In addition to the Home Builder's award, I have been recognized on several occasions for being a top selling agent and also for providing outstanding service. Going above and beyond the call of duty for my client s, I feel that their testimonials can say it best for me:
"We want to let you know that we been so very impressed and pleased with her professionalism, business savvy and sensitivity, and would not hesitate to contact her again or to refer her to others. " EP, Essex.
"We were extremely impressed with Sydney. She was very professional, intelligent and well prepared - and immediately responsive to any question we asked. Her enthusiasm and dedication made the entire process a pleasure. I have practiced real estate law for over 35 years and have worked with many realtors. Sydney was the best!" PT, Essex